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and strange pictorial writings. Next the corniced from the Italian, in an uninterrupted vista, to the grounds on either side. To the right and left of it are walls and pannelled ceilings of the Grecian Court, Norman period.

a pair of water temples, and at their base magnificent graced with casts of her noblest sculptures, inscribed At the extremity of the west side of the nave, cascades empty themselves into the basins of the with the golden names of her heroes and philosophers. stands the Pompeian Court, separated from its two principal fountains at the lower part of the Then the vaulted vestibules and voluptuous decora- classical brethren by many hundred feet of floor, grounds. These water-temples are of a rather novel tion of the Rorcan Court ; these also enshrining busts and forming an incongruous link in the utilitarian character. and statues of the gods and mortal great of the Eternal series of modernisms we are now describing. A Several plans were proposed for the most effecCity. Finally, the crescent portals and gorgeous little palace it is in miniature ; wondrously pretty tive appearance of the water at the heads of the casarabesques of the Alhambra Court. Color rich, with its bright walls and chequered pavement, wide cades ; but the present one, suggested by Sir profuse, and exquisitely harmonious, cover every cool halls, open roof, and bubbling fountain, sug- Joseph Paxton, was unanimously adopted, both on inch of these fairylike walls, which need but the gestive of the whole odes of Horace, a very epitome account of its elegance and moderate cost. The swarthy faces and bright robes of their Saracenic of old Rome in her luxurious security, and also temples are of octagon shape, with dome roof; the founders to carry us back to the days of Moorish explanatory of her fall.

columns and framework iron are similar to those of splendor and chivalry. Beyond the series, and in

The view down the long vaulted nave is a spectacle the Palace, but what is glass in the latter is water the western end of the north transept, are placed a of strange and imposing beauty. The luxuriant here. Thin sheets of descending water occupy the pair of colossal sitting figures, fac-similes of the twin vegetation fringing it on either side-blossoms of spaces between the columns, and form the walls of gigantic guardians of the Nubian temple of Abou- rare and vivid beauty starring the deep-green foliage each structure, while from the crown of the dome saimbul, and perhaps the most striking feature in -palms and tropical ferns towering majestically radiates the convex aqueous shell of its transparent the Palace. Calm and solemn șit thesc majestic above the rest--huge creepers twined around the red roof

. The columns are colored red, and festooned witnesses to the vigor of ancient art, their hands columns, and swinging their trumpet-shaped flowers

with creepers, whose leaves and blossoms, dripping resting on their laps, their heads all but touching from girder to girder-wire baskets, pendent from with spray, and sparkling in the summer, seen the frail glass, placidity immovable on their massive the galleries, clustered thickly with the delicate through their watery envelope, add much to the features. Leading up to them from the opposite wreaths of hanging plants—white statuary seen

singular effect of this novel order of architecture. end of the transept is an avenue of crouching through the leaves-glimpses of the painted walls of

The face or front of the terrace is of white stone, sphinxes, with eyes that seem gazing steadily on the Fine Art Courts-the forms of wild animals, and hollowed into alcoves or niches, from each of which a lowering future, and lips closed in the inscrutable the plumage of bright birds—the varied costumes of a small cascade plays into the long basins, extendsneering smile which is stereotyped on the counte- the visitors—the silvery columns of the fountains ing below, and parallel with, the terrace between nances of these strange emblems of an extinct and rising high over all, and raining into the basins with the steps. From the projecting terrace the smooth mystical religion.

a ceaseless murmur, heard even through the mel- turf slopes away right and left into the undulating At the extreme north end of the nave, and on the lowed strain of the music, the hum of conversation, background, giving to the fresh-hewn balustrades, same side, is a restoration of the Palace of Nineveh. and the tread of ten thousand feet-all these, in an with their massive foundations, the aspect of fortiHuman-headed bulls guard the entrance. Pillars of atmosphere misty with the steam of vegitative life fications rising from a natural glacis. Long sweep. strange form, with capitals of double bulls»-heads, and the spray of the falling water, and laden with the ing swells of greensward stretch away on either support the roof, which, from its height, and novel exquisite perfume of exotic flowers, form a scene

hand; firm gravelled walks wind in superb curves and extraordinary style of coloring, makes this more like the fabled landscapes of fairyland, or the around them, between borders of azalias and rhodomost remarkable structure one of the chief attrac- glories of Aladdin's Palace, than anything hitherto dendrons, just bursting into bloom. The plantings, tions of the Palace. On the opposite, or eastern, conceived in the dreams of romance. And it

which consist chiefly of evergreens, are massed about side of the nave rise the gay façades of the Archi- superior to the coup-d'ail of the old Palace in this, with great skill, affording at every fresh turn of the tectural Courts. First, or northernmost, the Byzan- that nature rather than art is employed for the walks, and each succeeding dip of the ground, some tine, Romanesque, and Norman Courts, which are highest effects. The relief with which the eye, new and picturesque glimpse of terrace and transrich in mosaic restorations.

dazzled and fatigued by the glare of scarlet cloth ept-arch through the vista foliage. On the southern Next in the series is the Medieval or Gothic and the glitter and profusion of the objects presented side of the park rises a natural conical mound, broad Court, where England herself holds a worthy place.

to it on all sides, turned always finally and grate-in base, and truncated in elevation. Upon its circuPinnacled and fretted shrines of Kings and Cru- fully to the sweet green foliage of the elms and the lar table-like top is a rosery, which is one of the saders, recumbent Knights Templars, niches,

flowing water beneath the transept in Hyde Park, is favorite resorts of the public, as it commands a fine here, everywhere, and constantly experienced.

view of the entire grounds. arcades, and mouldings from her venerable cathedrals, are arrayed side by side with the works of the The grounds of the Crystal Palace comprise The greater part of the timber has, of course, been Teutonic builders, and specimens from Notre Dame about two hundred acres, formerly the prettily- cut down, but many fine trees have been left standThe palaces of Venice are not forgotten, and the wooded domain of Penge Park. From the foot of ing, to relieve the aspect of novelty which the youthEnglish, French, German, and Italian developments the Palace to the level of the Brighton Railway, ful height and dimensions of the flowering shrubs of the Gothic idea are illustrated by the finest there is a fall of about two hundred feet. It is dif- unavoidably impart to the place. The beds are all examples of each school.

ficult to convey an idea of the transformation the of free, fantastic pattern, full of grace and ingenuity To this succeeds the Court of the Renaissance, front of the building extends a spacious terrace. A hardy blossoming plant of that kind, which has a

face of the land has received. Along the whole and are fringed all round with heather, or some which, in its perfection of details, has much to please. Several bronzes are exhibited here.

bank of emerald turf slopes from the basement remarkably pretty effect.

down to a broad gravel walk running parallel with The basins of the principal fountains are in outLast and southernmost, we enter the Italian and the Palace, except where massive flights of stairs, line similar to those in the interior of the building, revived Classical Court, in which the chefs-d'æutres guarded by couching sphinzes, descend from beneath of immense capacity, and connected with one anof Michael Angelo and Canova find their appropriate the transepts and the interior face of cach wing other by a sort of arcade. Their banks display those theatre. The walls, pilasters, and cornices of this The terrace is laid out in the Italian style, with trim steep green slopes whick. meet the eye so frequently chamber are clever imitations of various costly geometrical beds, fountains, urns, and statues. in the grounds, and seem always to possess some marbles. Festoons of fruit and flowers, on a ground Gravel walks advancing from each transept inter- new beauty. Below these again, winding about in of mazarine blue, enrich the entablatures and sect it at right angles, and lead to other flights of serpentine, irregular fashion, extends the great lake, arcades, which reproduce, in their general design, steps communicating with the main gardens

. Op- the further shore of which, thickly fledged with firs the Palazzo Farnese at Rome.

posite the central transept a second gravelled ter- and evergreens, forms the boundary of the Palace A series of cloisters here occupy the same relative race advances at right angles from the other, ending gardens. Two large islands on its bosom are the position as the vestibules to the Fine Art Courts ; in a circular fountain basin of great expanse. scene of the geological restorations. Here is erhiso that the eye returns, by beautiful gradations, I Smaller stairways diverge from this again into the bited the successive features of the animal and vege table developments of pre-Adamite creation The threshed and stored for the winter. The process were told, a private entrance, descending a few steps great secondary and tertiary geological epochs are adopted is simple, and nearly such as it was in pa- into the darkness, where they were told to remain cach illustrated by their colossal flora and fauna, triarchal times. The children either drive horses quietly until their conductors got round another way as far as investigation and analogy enable us to re- round and round over the heaps, or, standing upon and opened the inner door of the room. The door alize their departed forms. A strange, bewildering a sledge stuck full of large flints on the under part, shuts, the key turns, and the prisoners stand on a scene it is, this nook of the antediluvian world, with are drawn by oxen over the scattered sheaves. Such cold stone floor in tremulous anxiety. Five minutes its monstrous tenants, shut out by high banks from were “the threshing-sledges armed with teeth,” pass, yea ten, and no appearance of the ladies. After the surrounding evidence of man's triumphs over mentioned by Isaiah. In no instance are the ani- some mystification, the gents discover, to their the curse that fell upon the earth at an age as recent mals muzzled—“ Thou shalt not muzzle the ox amazement, that they are in a bath-room! Immeas yesterday compared with that which gave birth when he treadeth out the corn;" but they linger to diately a sort of noise, something like the rustling of to these stupendous organisms.

pick up a scanty mouthful as they are urged on by a bell-pull, is heard above, and they instantly rush Outside all, and encompassing the park on its the boys and young girls, to whom the duties of the frantically to the locked doors, when, oh! horror of eastern and south-western sides, runs the embank- threshing-floor are chiefly assigned. The grain is horrors ! a deluge of cold water descends! One ment of the Crystal Palace Railway, which leaves winnowed by the men and women, who throw the united scream, loud and long, rises above the roar of the Croydon line at Sydenham, and terminates in a corn and straw together into the air with a wooden the torrent, “Mercy, mercy!" is shouted, but the commodious station connected with the southern shovel

, leaving the wind to carry the chaff, whilst water rushes down until the “ lady-killers” are up wing of the building. Visitors are thus received the seed falls to the ground. The wheat is then to the knees. As it stops, a sweet voice is heard, under cover ; and whatever the weather may be raked into heaps, and left on the threshing-floor inquiring whether they are sufficiently schooled ; the without, they have accessible at least eighteen acres until the tithe-gatherer has taken his portion." outer door then opens, and the miserable-looking where they may promenade or take their ease in a se

How French Literature Thrives under the wights rush out amid shouts of laughter and derision. rene and delicious atmosphere, surrounded by every. Empire.—" Victor Hugo lives a broken exile in the The cure, it is scarcely necessary to add, has been thing that is beautiful in art and nature. It is not isle of Guernsey. Lamartine is almost forgotten.

most effectual. likely that the inhabitants of London and its envi- You sometimes meet in Paris a half-negro whose THE DUPLICITY OF Nicholas. — When I aprons will be slow to avail themselves of an advan- hair has lost its color and become white, and who proach the Emperor, and see his dignity and beauty, tage such as this; and the Palace will undoubt

A man like him is rarely seen edly become the established resort of ennuyés Lon- stoops alarmingly in the shoulders—it is Alexander I admire the marvel.

Dumas. This popular author resides with his anywhere—but on the throne he is a phænix. I doners on the rainy and inclement days so frequent daughter

, at the Maison D'Or, on the Boulevard, but rejoice in living at a time when such a prodigy exin their climate.

has lately taken a small “hotel” in the Rue d'Amster-ists—for I take as much pleasure in showing respect A line of railway communication from the west dam. I passed one evening on the Boulevard a as others do in offering insult. Nevertheless, I exend of London has been completed; but, whether

gouty old man, bent almost double, who seemed amine with scrupulous care the objects of my respect : by rail or road, car or carriage, steam or horse- hardly able to drag himself along; he was returning from whence it results that when I closely examine power, there the people are unquestionably found from the Divan, a sort of estaminet, celebrated as a this personage, distinguished from all others upon in muster commensurate with the grandeur and mag place of the celebrated critic, Gustave Planche, but earth, I fancy that his head has two faces, like that nificence of this undertaking for their recreation, he looks now like a critic of the past. Alfred de of Janus, and that the words violence, exile, oppresamusement and instruction.

Vigny, the reunion for men of letters, and was sion, or their full equivalent-Siberia-are engraved In future numbers we shall illustrate a few of the pointed out to me as the author of “St. Mors,” on the face which is not presented towards me. This fine groups of statuary and other objects of interest is a tolerably constant attendant at the Academie idea haunts me unceasingly, even when I speak to within the Palace.

Française, and still holds up his head comme un him. It is in vain that I strive only to think of

Saint Sacrament, to use a French phrase ; his locks what I say to him; my imagination, in spite of MISCELLANY.

hang long, like those of the Franks described by myself, travels from Warsaw to Tobolsk, and that

Thierry ; but, alas! they are no longer black. single word—Warsaw--revives all my distrust. If THRESHING-FLOOR IN THE East.—Mr. Layard, in Emille Deschamps has retired to Versailles, where I put myself in the place of the only man who has his “ Nineveh and Babylon," says :-"We left the he cultivates his garden more than the muses. Sainte- here the right to live free, I tremble for him. To plain of Hinnis, by a pass through the mountain Beuve has thrown himself into the Moniteur have to play the part of Providence over sixty milrange of Zernak. In the valleys we found clusters Universel,” where he has turned a prophet of evil, lions of souls is a dreadful office. The Divinity has of black tents belonging to the nomad Kurds, and and appears in wearisome articles, which are read only the choice of two things : either to destroy his the hill-sides were covered with their filocks. The only in the Provinces. The bibliophile Jacob (Paul own power, by showing himself a man, or to lead summit of a high peak, overhanging the road, is oc- Lacroix) must also be classed among the forgotten his votaries to the conquest of the world, in main

cupid by the ruins of a castle, formerly held by the ones, as well as his brother, who once enjoyed taining his character as a god. It is thus that in | Kurdish chie.s, who levied black-mail on travellers, a reputation as a writer of romances and dramatic Russia the whole of life becomes nothing more than

and carried their depredations into the plains. On pieces, and who has married the sister-in-law of a school of ambition. What are the duties of the reaching the top of the pass, we had an uninter- Balzac. Some of the writers of a higher class of Russian noblesse ? To adore the Emperor, and to rupted view of the Sabhan Dhan. From the village literature remain, such as Guizot, Villemain, Augustin render themselves accomplished in the abuse of of Karagol, where we halted for the night, it rose Thierry, and Victor Cousin, but of these Guizot alone sovereign power, that they themselves may continue abruptly before us. This magnificent peak, with the is active.”

to oppress the people. Is such the position that rugged mountains of Kurdistan, the River Euphra- LOVE CURED BY HYDROPATHY. - The “ · Elgin Providence has ordained them to occupy in the tes winding through the plain, the peasants driving (Scotland) Courant” gives an amusing narrative of economy of this vast empire ? They fill its posts of the oxen over the corn on the threshing-floor, and the manner in which two young ladies, resident near honor. What have they done to merit them? In the groups of Kurdish horsemen with their long Elgin, rid themselves of the impertinent attentions the history of Russia, no one except the Emperor spears and flowing garments, formed one of those of a pair of young brainless wooers. These latter, has performed his part. The nobles, the clergy, and scenes of eastern travel which leave an indellible in spite of all repulses, persisted in annoying the all the other classes of society, have each failed in impression on the imagination, and bring back in young ladies, and at last conceived the idea of show- their own. An oppressed people have always deafter years indescribable feelings of pleasure and ing their devotion by serenading them in the eve- served the ills under which they suffer. Tyranny is repose. The threshing-floor, which added so much ning. One night, to their great surprise, a window the work of the nation. Either the civilized world to the beauty and interest of the picture at Karagol, was thrown up, at which the two objects of worship will, before another fifty years, pass anew under the had been seen in all the villages we had passed dur- appeared, and informed the professedly love-sick yoke of barbarians, or Russia will undergo a revoluing our day's journey. The abundant harvest had swains that they would at once be secretly admitted tion more terrible than the effects of which we are beon gathered in, and the corn was now to bel to the dwelling. Admitted they were, by, as they still feeling in Western Europe.-De Custine.





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otherwise unoccupied, she will be found to have a SCRAPS FROM "PUNCH."
choice of twenty-one separate moves.

In the first place, she may be played at will to

either of the seven vacant squares on the first A POOR Bachelor never looks so pitiable as when P. R.-The Problem to which you refer (N. Y. “ Albion,', rank; viz., to King's square, to King's Bishop's | he is looking out his linen to send to the wash.

No. 293) is quite sound. Stale-mate being a position where square, King's Knight's square, and King's Rook's A Violin is an instrument that tortures many for
a player-his King not being in check-has no legal move,
it is simply absurd to say that he is Stale-mailed when he square ; and on her own side of the board, to Q. B's the enjoyment of one.
can take Pawn en passant.

square, to Q. Kt.'s square, and Q. R.'s square. None but a Frenchwoman knows how to put on D. L.-The New York Chess Club hold its meetings at No. Secondly :-She may be played to either of the a shawl.

58 Tenth Street. For full particulars, apply to Mr. F. seven vacant squares on her own file ; viz., to Q. 2d, A Lawyer's carriage is only a blue bag on wheels.
Perrin, honorary secretary.
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th square.

A woman's age is a problem of which no Archi-
L. C.-Your four-move Problem has been examined, and Thirdly :-She may be moved diagonally to the medes has ever yet cried out" Eureka.”
found wanting. We beg that our contributors of such

Every Dramatist fancies all his Geese are Swans matter will not be afraid of putting too much work in them. following squares ; namely, to Q. B. 22, Q. Kt. 3d,

Q. R. 4th, on her own side ; and to K. 2d., K. B. of Avon.
3d, K. Kt. 4th, and K. R. 5th, on the King's side. Shopping is woman's only consolation when she

has no money to spend.

Drunkenness is a dead wall with a row of broken Being an end of game just played between two skil- The diagonal movements of the Queen, as above

bottles at the top.
ful amateurs, in which Black gave the odds of K. P. described, are possessed also by the Bishop, which
and K. B. P.
piece, consequently, must throughout adhere either Train, for it so repeatedly arrives too late!

Repentance must travel always by an Express
to the Black or White squares, according to the co-
White. Mr. M. M.
lor on which he was first placed.

(Being an Extract from a fashionable young Lady's farewell

Agonising Letter )
The eccentric movements with which the Knight off to the Theatre of War. I beg of you, therefore,

“On! Charles dear, they tell me you are ordered

is endowed, are far more difficult to comprehend or dear, as you love me, to bear in mind one thing-
describe than those of any other piece. One of his and that is, above all, not to forget to take your
distinguishing characteristics is that, unlike his fel-
lows, he is permitted to leap over the heads of others. opera-glass with you, for I know myself how er.

tremely inconvenient it is to go to the Theatre with.
Supposing a Knight to be placed on a White square,

out one." he can be played to the nearest Black square but

AN EDUCATIONAL DAMPER. one; and vice versa; no matter what other pieces,

A REVEREND gentleman advertises to “prepare
whether friendly or antagonistic, may intervene. To

pupils for the public schools, washing included, for
elucidate our meaning, we append a diagram show-
ing the eight moves which, in a favorable position, understand the preparatory washing the pupil is

forty-four guineas per annum.” We do not quite
are at his command.

expected to undergo to fit him for a public school,

though we have met with cases in which there has

been a liberal use of soft soap on parents and Black. Mr. C. H. S.

guardians. Perhaps “washing included” means

to comprise the “mangling" that it may be necesIn the above position, Black having the move, the



sary to apply to the back of the pupil, should the game was proceeded with as follows; viz. :

rod be found requisite.

P. to K. Kt 5.
P. takes R.

We are quite convinced of the sincerity of
P. takes Kt.
Q. takes P

Nicholas in making the avowal, that no one de-
Q. takes Q.
P. takes Q.

sired the piece of the world more than he did—the C. H. S. now announced, and forced checkmate in

piece of the world alluded to being, no doubt, Turkey. six moves.


When will the Emperor of Russia sleep in The WI- Knight can be played to either square England ? When he takes a nap here. Echo says MOVEMENTS OF THE PIECES. numbe an isum one to eight.

-" Napier."

Our foot regiments are as determined as ever to

support the glory of the British arms. The movements of this piece are very simple, and Under ordinary circumstances, the Pawn can Since the dispute between Russia and Turkey admit of ready explanation. The King may be move but one square at a time; and that, without a cannot be settled by diplomacy, but is referred to played one square, or step, in any direction. It fol- single exception, in a forward direction. For his artillery and musketry, may not the latter mode of lows, therefore, that when so placed as to have first move however, he may be advanced either one settlement be termed " popping the question." scope for the full exercise of his abilities, he has a

or two squares, at the option of the player. Some So desirous is the Emperor of Russia to have choice of eight moves.

important peculiarities relative to the capacities of everything warlike, that he even objects to men

the Pawn will be more properly considered on a working piece-work.
future occasion.

It is to be presumed that, when military men talk
The narrow limits which confine the locomotive

of attacking the enemy in flank, it means nothing powers of the King may be yet considered as the basis upon which are founded the greatly extended Clubs in the United States and British North America, are

Secretaries and other officers, or members of Chess more nor less than touching them under the ribs.

Get Up.–Stopping in bed too long is decidedly capabilities of the Queen; for not only has she the requested to put us in possession of such information as will option of moving to any square which would be ac- enable us to publish the times and places at which thelr bad for the temper---even Port Wine gets crustier cessible to him, but, likewise, of extending any such meetings are held. Communications on all subjects of inte- the longer it has been lying down. movement in a straight line to the extreme confines be always acceptable ; and due attention to all queries as to

rest connected with the game, from amateurs generally, will The PLEASANTEST RINGING IN ONB's Ears. The of the board : thus, supposing the Queen to be the Laws and Customs by which Chess play is regulated,

Dinner-Bell. placed in her original position on the chess-board, 'may be at all times relied upon.

The Best SUBSTITUTE FOR Rags.-Bank-notes.

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OUR TETE-A-TETE. went mad about Grisi and Mario, for they always flights. Hicks is steadily working in his studio

sung together; and at the present hour, they stand He has just completed a crayon head of Parke God

in the position of having ascended, hand in hand, win, for Putnam's Monthly, which is surpassingly THER WHERE is little stirring in town now. Artists, to the summit of fame. A double miracle was good. Far beyond that affected lackadaisical por

authors, actors, editors, and idlers are all in effected by this liason. Grisi transformed the Marquis trait of Curtis, which Mr. Lawrence, “the great the country—or, at least, at those hybrid places, of Candia into Mario the singer, and Mario the singer English artist,” contributed to the July number. like Newport and Saratoga, that represent the coun- changed Grisi the coquette into Grisi the constant Though Lawrence came over here, puffed by try. Bayard Taylor is staying on his family-place woman. Signor Grisi is still alive, however, and I Thackaray, Carlisle, and others, it took but a little in Pennsylvania, taking a turn at farm-life, as a believe that his sposa has to allow him six thousand while to prove that we had a native artist who could sort of contrast to the desert. His book on the francs per annum. Quite enough, as every one surpass him on his own ground. White Nile will shortly be published by Putnam, knows, to keep an Italian husband in good humor. Of London gossip I am rather bare. Nothing and the illustrations by himself are charmingly I do not think, however, that the unhappy indi- seems to be going on over the water. It is done. His volume of eastern poems-far more viduals who have taken the responsibility of intro- whispered that Carlisle, the Latter-Day Prophet, oriental in coloring than Thomas Moore's attar-of-ducing this great soprano and wonderful tenor to is going to pay us a visit. What a number of roses-and-essence-of-cinnamon verses-will shortly an American public, will make a fortune by the shams” he will discover among us! What an emerge from Messrs. Ticknor, Reed, and Field's speculation. The terms on which they have con- awful volume of compound words and ferocious printing-press. I have no doubt of their success. sented to be exhibited are so enormous (and they diatribes will he publish when he gets back! That I had the pleasure of reading some of the poems in can afford to make any terms, because they are old white hat of his will quiver with indignation proof, and some in manuscript, and they struck me immensely wealthy), that I doubt much if there is when its wearer beholds our municipal corruption, as immeasurably superior to anything that Taylor any margin left for the impressario and the capitalist. and our Irish politicians. Those honorable gentlehas yet done.

I don't care a rush, however. I have no money in- men, Messrs. Mitchel and Meagher, will cause unThe town is just now ringing with the names of vested in the transaction, and as long as I get good utterable fury to the author of "Sartor Resartus," Grisi and Mario. No wonder. Such a gifted pair singing, have no uneasiness about who pays the when he beholds them assuming a political position of vocalists never before trod the shores of America. piper. I anticipate, however, many lively emeutes. among us; and he will be for “ squelching” the Poor Salvi will have to stay in Mexico, I fear, after Much as we have suffered from the whims of whole brood into “bottomless pits of inconceivable the great London tenor has finished his engagement tenors-Salvi , to wit--we fear that Signor Mario annihilation !"

here. His weak, aged voice, his conventional act- will put our patience still more to the test. He is
ing, his bald head, and lustreless eyes, would make a perfect spoilt child. I have seen him in London
but a bad show on the stage after the Italian beauty sing an entire opera through, as if he was in his own SEPTEMBER IN THE COUNTRY.
and exquisite singing of Signor Mario. Besides, a room, yawning visibly in the faces of the audience,
cable not a thread-of romance is woven in with and never ready after his turn came to appear on
Mario's destiny.

THY is it that people are in such haste to leave
Some sixteen years ago, the the stage. I hope, however, that his ambition to WHY

their nooks and hiding places in the counyoung Marquis of Candia came over to London. conquer a new field, will induce him to be a little try, the moment cool weather begins to step into the He had a quarrel with his father, and thought that more anxious to please his American audiences.

relief of the sultry old dog-days ? Men who can as absence was the best way to reconcile the stern Miss Matilda Heron, the actress, is about to well keep their families in the sweet rural retireparent to his numerous escapades. Young, hand- visit New York experimentally. I hear that she

ments they have chosen, for at least a month or six some, nobly born, and possessing a divine tenor is very attractive, and displays wonderful dra- weeks longer, pack up all their domestic duds as voice, the young marquis instantly became the matic ability. She has been starring it with immense

soon as the nights grow a little chill, or the katy. rage. At the English court he was a lion ; at the success in California, and has probably imbibed dids begin to croak, and rush back to town in the exclusive Almack’s a dozen “ladies Mary” and some of the wild fire of those wild regions. If

red-hot haste with which they rushed out. If “ ladies Alice” sighed for the pleasure of a waltz Miss Heron is clever, I am sure she is wanted ; for, they did but know what they lose by the operawith the elegant Sicilian. His misfortunes, his to my mind, there is not a single actress of the first

tion! love affairs—the history of which all London was class parts in New York, who is worth going to

Tley are content to gasp and swelter under familiar with-invested him with a picturesque

country trees and in green shadows, all through the atmosphere that, combined with his own personal

“ Alva," the immortal Alva of the Albion,”

burning heats of the solstice,—but at the very time attractions, elevated him to the very pinnacle of is out of town, doubtless enjoying the society of when Nature is making grand preparations to pat fashion. For a couple of years Mario danced and the fairest of her sex,” to whom he so often

on her robes of glory, when the great woods are flirted, and dinnered, and drawing-roomed his

alludes. way

May his shadow never be shortened, staining the high windows of their cathedrals with through the restless tide of London society, until and may he return in due season to glad us with colors more brilliantly beautiful than any known one fatal night he went to the opera, and beheld his sprightly critiques.

among even Tyrian dyes, when the air is soft and Madame Grisi, already famous for having had innu- The Howadji is at Newport. The elaborate genial, and the sunlight falls so genially, coming merable lovers, and been the cause of a duel history of that watering-place, published in the through the veil of the regular Autumnal haze,between Lord Castlereagh and her husband, Signor August number of Harper, is from his pen, and, just at this glorious time it is that men who ostenGrisi. This intellectual artist, this divine singer, we think, betrays more industry than ability. tativusly pretend a love of nature, drag themselves this indomitable coquette, achieved a conquest over Curtis is trying to be too versatile. He should and their families back to the limited life of streets the Marquis of Candia’s heart that none of the noble neither write poetry or history, but stick to those and areas, losing the sights and the sounds that English ladies had been able to succeed in accom- charming essays, of which "My Chateaux," and through the whole rolling year are most glorious and plishing. That single night rendered him a mad "Sea-From Shore,” are specimens. He is, never- gladdening to the soul. lover. He was introduced. His boyish beauty, theless, at present engaged on a life of Mehemet We beg our friends, especially those who can as his exquisite voice, charmed the stage coquette, Ali.

well prolong their stay, to extend their family furand-in short, he became her lover. A short time

Our painters are all away, or I would tell you lough in the country as much as they feel able ; for after, the Marquis of Candia disappeared from the something about them. But, alas! I cannot in the midst of the pomp and show of the grand world, and Signor Mario appeared on the stage. follow them to their rural haunts, though it would Autumnal coronation of Nature, they will drink Under Grisi's tuition, the young Sicilian nobleman glad me exceedingly to be able to wander with in pictures imperceptibly into their souls

, that perfected his divine voice, and acquired a know- Kensett and Darley, Stillman and Durand, through will make them more exalted beings each time ledge of dramatic art. Whatever his former con- pleasant country meadows, or over the Catskill hills. they are recalled during the remainder of their quests as a man of fashion may have been, his Fate, however, ordains it otherwise, and I am lives. Try it once, dear reader. We won't ask triumphs as an artist surpassed them. The world Ichained to the desk, and can only chronicle their you a second time.



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