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Thuilleries. A succession of noble ; tory finish, not improved by the dirty gateways, entrances, and terraces, sur- white flag that crowns it. Napoleon's mounted by bold statues and marble statue, fifteen feet high, was doubtless horses that appear to be leaping into a handsomer termination ; but nothing the air, conduct you through the beau- could ever have enabled it to bear a tiful Place Louis Quinze, affording a comparison with our Monument, the fine view of the Palace of the Depu- most beautiful piece of architecture in ties and other handsome buildings, London, though nearly invisible from until you find yourself on the broad, its unfortunate position. Columns on far-extending, and well-planted cause this large scale must always have a way, which leads to the Champs Ely- heavy effect if they be not Gluted, and sees, the avenue of Neuilly, and the the dingy colour of that in the Place triumphal arch which crowns the hill Vendome aggravates this tendencyand closes the view. This is assuredly I am aware that in that case the elaa noble assemblage of objects, to which borate basso-relievo must have been the clearness of the sky, and freshness sacrificed, (which, however, is already of the vegetation, gave full effect. unintelligible except in the circles im.
Retracing our steps, we crossed over mediately above the base ;) and that to the Palais Royal, another vast piece the example of Trajan's column may of architecture, forming an oblong be pleaded ; but this is a question of square, whose enclosure, of about six taste and opinion, not of precedent. acres, is laid out in parterres, and for. On approaching it, the defects become mal rows of trees, with a jet d'eau in less obvious and the merits more so the centre ; while the whole of its for, independently of the value of the lower arcade is divided into innumer- material and the historical associations able shops, and its upper stories, as which it awakens, the workmanship well as subterranean abodes, devoted on the plinth, and as far up the shaft to all imaginable purposes of business, as it can be distinctly followed, is examusement, and profligacy. As I re- quisitely delicate and spirited, though called the fate of its first owner, recol- we may doubt the good taste of the lections of the various scenes which hussar-boots and jackets which have had been enacted on the spot where been so liberally introduced upon the I was standing crowded into my mind; former. I was assured, that, in order but we had no time to indulge them, to prove its stability at the time of its even if the succession of new objects completion, a rope was carried from would have permitted reflection, for its summit to the Rue de la Paix, and we proceeded to inspect the brazen that twelve stolt horses could not discolumn in the Place Vendome. In place a fragment of the consolidated its effect, when contemplated at a little mass. It is impossible not to attach distance, I was much disappointed.- a profound interest to this monument, Its proportions are not majestic ; the when we reflect, that from its durareliefs, with which it is encrusted, bility it will probably carry down to roughen its outline, and give it the the remotest ages the name and exappearance of a huge trunk of a tree ; ploits of the extraordinary man by the eagles at the bottom are sparrows; whom it was erected, and prove,
when the gallery at the top is a miserable we and many generations to succeed tin-looking affair, and the summit, us shall have perished and become for which is conical, but should certainly gotten, the same source of inquiry and have been flat; forms a very unsatisfac. I admiration to races yet unborn, that
in one without a due proportion of the man may then expect to be fleeced other, I must content myself with a directly or indirectly; directly by an more moderate accommodation of exorbitant price, or indirectly by the ready furnished lodgings. But how never-ending outlay for necessary trimany pro's and con's are to be con- fles, most of which he neither wants, sidered, in entering upon this kind of or are they got for him. Neither uncertain home! The situation ; the had she a saucy cocked up nose, for air ; the neighbourhood; the outside this a man always pays through the of the house ; the inside ; the furni- nose, either in money or comfort ; and ture; the landlady, generally a weighty may expect a volley of sharp shot in consideration; and last, though seldom the way of reproach, if he submit not least, the terms. Inmumerable are the to the lady's hunour, be it what it will. fears, and doubts on taking a lodging. She had a warm smile, a. sun-bright Does the house smoke? Never, but eye, and something of benevolence, for the first time. Is the family quiet which made all bargaining impossible. and orderly? Are the fellow lodgers After mildly showing the apartments, in this modern Ark (for a man on she asked me those unwelcome quesship-board, and in a lodging house are tiens are you a married gentleman, alike, in being fixed, for a part of their or single? a family or not? an estabshort passage through life with com- lishment, or arc you to be done for? panions.) What sort of a woman is Now all these are dişagreeable questions the landlady likely to be? If buister- because they often remind a man of ous, a man wishes to endure the gale what he fain would forget ; namely, as short a time as possible; if talkative, of his misfortune if he be single, and she is the bore of his studies and re- perhaps of his wife, if he be in the holy flections. Yet there is a degree of banns of wedlock, but separated byfate, humanity as well as complaisance, in by misconduct, or by narrowed cirenduringgarrulity, when it has kindness cumstances; and the having an esor attention for its main object. Is she tablishment or not, is another question curious ? (she generally is) that be- of uncomfortable tendeney; for it comes troublesome always, and some- may either remind a man of heavy times dangerous. Is she handsome ? charges and tradesmens' lengthened still more dangerous. Very ugly ? bills, or cost him a blush for his want that's disgusting. A large family of fortune; and lastly, the being done very hostile to a thinking man. A for, has such an equivocal sound, that scold? one must move in a week.- it might puzzle a conjuror to solve the Has she a drunken husband ? or does meaning in a mnoment. she herself in the decline of life, dis- In answer to these kind inquiries, cover that Cupid is a treacherous and I stated my splitary lot in the world, mischievous urchin, and therefore turn and begged to ask, in return, if the to Bacchus for support or consolation? good lady was married herself, since But these queries are endless. And now, she came to that ; = Whether I might conceive I have knocked at the door, expect matrimonial concerts of vocal which was opened by the landlady.-performance ? and whether she could She was a plump woman with a fine afford me the attendance which I rehealthy complexion. Not a votary of quired? She smiled at these counterBacchus, thought I from the clear tint. qucstions : which proved that she was She had in her countenance nothing not an unmarried person ;, because sharp, which always augurs ill. Athen she would have thought it neces into action, whether in a lodging-house penny tracts. We have literally “beat an Inn, à stage coach, or a passage- the sword into the ploughshire." We boat, for the joumey is always that of slay whales with Congreve rockets, and life ; man is our companion, and hu- we conduct the powerful gas through manity is the first and most pleasurable the bowels of the deadly musket. duty.
With this exordium we proceed to the subject we design more immediate
ly to pourtray, viz. the Perambulatory PERAMBULATORY
Literature of Glasgow. Whether it was LITERATURE.
from our lengthened rains, or continued
east winds we know not, yet somehow or Made to engage all hearts, and charm all eyes; Though meck, magnanimous, though witty, wise.
other this our western climate has been Lyttle ton.
—and by many a southern is still-held We have already had the iron age, ungenial to the growth of the plant of -the golden age, and the dark age, Literature, even under the fostering and we discover no reason why the protection of the hot beds of the Unipresent should not be ycleped the versity and Andersonian Institution. the Literary age. The spread of We grant that from some cause Glaslearning is now amazing. Charle- gow generally calls up to the imaginamagne we are told could not subscribe tion the association of checks and his name, whereas there is now scarce- bandannas with far greater alacrity than ly a felon who cannot " subscribe his disertations, polemical, philosophical, banishment.”—Did the benefits of or literary. Lately however, we hail Clergy still exist, the body of laymen a higher stretch in our literary horizon, would be limited indeed, and our tem--the harbinger we trust of a rich harporal courts might be gazetted. Li- vest. We have now our Literary Soterature and Science have now obtain- ciety, where all, without distinction of ed a most imposing eminence, and class or talent, may for the small honlittle indeed seems left to our children. orarium of one shilling, descant on We now bridle the ocean and defy the the various important topics announced tempest. We now walk upon the water for debate. We have only, in like and skim through the air, Our deaf and manner, to glance at the correspondumb are taught the polite arts. Our dential columes of the Chronicle to blind are more favored than those of discover innumerable seeds of embryo Palestine—for our Pool of Siloam is genius, under the names of Civis, Aliitinerant. Our hardened felons are quis, Readers, Constant Readers, and reformed by being obliged to grind other the like Classical appellatives the air, and indeed it is even projected There we find our civic literati discusto banish vice entirely from society, cussing all the grave questions of poliby compelling the poor to live in quad-tical economy, even from the question rangular buildings, and to cultivate of the Czar's balance of power, down to kail yards of a certain dimension and Captain Black's system of watering the form. We are now no longer annoyed streets-or cosmographical topics, even with wars, yet (thanks to the Glasgow from the north-west passåge to that from Courier) disturbed with the “rumours.” Monteith Row-and philosophícal In perfect peace ourselves, we are subjects, from the principia of Newton making rapid progress in the extir- to the propriety of the Albion Steampation of war, utterly from the world, boat sailing precisely at the hour.by means of the circulation of two- ! We have also a vast variety of minor