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these annuals I admire the "Comic Offering" what a sprightly yet elegant caricature is the dance of the gigot sleeves: none but the charming Editress could have imagined so feminine a satire. Did you notice the look of consternation with which the pretty girl, peeping in at the door, is regarding the vagaries of her wardrobe ? "The Race of Heroes" is very clever; I wonder in your last letter you did not particularly notice it. The likenesses are admirably preserved: our Napoleon leads the race: he is tripped up by Wellington. Alexander and Julius Cæsar come next to your great Duke, and Charles the Twelfth and Fred. of Prussia are making prodigious way. All the likenesses are admirably full of character, excepting Napo
leon, to whom I fear Miss Sheridan has no affection. The figure of Charles the Twelfth is very good. The story of the Fire Escapes made me laugh heartily. I could not have entered into the fun if I had not seen some experiments of fire escapes tried in Regentstreet when I was last in England. The design is excellent, and the look of penitential horror in the unhappy descenders is truly laughable.
I have nothing of the kind to send you in return. Our annuals ought not to be looked at while the first freshness of yours is in mind; perhaps some weeks hence I may give you an account of them. Till then remember, with your usual affection, your LEONTINE DE V.
Miscellanies of the Month.
ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF LOUIS PHILIP.-Mademoiselle Adèle Boury, aged nineteen, daughter of the Postmaster of Bergues, in the Department du Nord, was on the descent of the Pont Royal when the cortège passed. She placed herself in front, on the edge of the causeway. Two ladies stood near. When the shouts of "Vive le Roi!" and "A bas les chapeaux!" announced the arrival of the King, a young man violently pushed back Mlle. de Boury, and placed himself before her. The young lady remonstrated against his rudeness; but he made no reply, being intent upon his criminal design. As Mlle. Boury could not resist, she remained behind him, stood on tiptoe, and leaned on his shoulder to see the procession pass. The individual then raised his left arm, and drew from his pocket a small pistol. By this movement he struck the young lady's chin. He had apparently his finger on the trigger, and was taking his aim, when Mlle. Boury perceived the end of the barrel. She instantly seized the man's arm with both her hands, pulled him back towards her, and the pistol went off. The young lady still held his arm with so much force, that she tore his coat; but she was obliged to quit her hold, as another individual, who stood behind her, pushed her rudely off the causeway, and she fell on the ground. On seeing the assassin escape in the direction of the Tuileries, she exclaimed, Arrêtez, arrêtez!" She rose up with some difficulty, and went and leaned against the parapet of the bridge. among the crowd said to the Generals who were approaching, "That is the lady!" On being surrounded, she fainted, and was taken up by one of the carriages of the cortège. When she had somewhat recovered, she named M. Thiers, the minister. She was immediately conveyed to his house; and there, on recovering her senses, gave her name and residence. She was afterwards taken to the Procureur du Roi, to give her testimony, and from thence to the palace of the Tuileries. She entered the royal apartments led by two persons, amidst shouts of "Bravo!" from the Generals, Deputies, Peers of France, and others who were present. The Queen, affected to tears, threw herself round her neck, exclaiming, “Is it you, then, my dear, who saved the life of my husband!" The shouts of "Bravo!" the place of the scene, the enthusiasm expressed by every one, made such an impression on Mlle. Boury, that she went into fits, which she had never experienced before. Immediate assistance was afforded her. The Procureur du Roi then offered to accompany her to her hotel, where she arrived in an agitated state at half-past six o'clock in the evening. The sight of persons of her acquaintance soon calmed her mind, and she is at this moment much better-Constitutionel.
PHENOMENON. The Brighton Herald gives the following account of an extraordinary phenomenon which was visible from Brighton on Monday night last:-" Thousands of falling stars and meteors were seen from midnight until half-past two o'clock on Tuesday morning. I counted 173, and they then appeared so rapidly that I gave up my calculation. Of these 173, 37 were of considerable magnitude; and many of them were accompanied by sounds like the rattling of a carriage, and others like the rushing into the air of a skyrocket. One in particular, which passed N. W. to S. W., was attended with a noise greater than that of the great meteor of the 18th August, 1783, which must still be remembered by many persons. This meteor lasted upwards of six minutes, during which period it assumed various forms. It was first like a ball of fire, afterwards it became blue, then it descended like the nucleus of a comet, and disappeared in a cloud of fiery sparks. It is remarkable that the same appearances should have happened on the 12th November in 1783. The same appearances were visible at Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths.
On the 7th of November, in Whitehallplace, Lady Henley, of a son.-Nov. 5, in Sackville-street, Viscountess Valletort, of a son and heir.-Nov. 1, at Letcombe, near Wantage, the Lady of the Rev. W. H. Wilkinson, of a daughter.-Nov. 6, the Lady of G. Lee, of Well Hall, Eltham, Kent. Esq., of a son.-Nov. 5, at Mereworth, the Hon. Lady Stapleton, of twin daughters.- Nov. 9, at Walton Rectory, the Lady of the Rev. Lord John Thynne, of a son.-Nov. 11, in Hamilton-place, the Countess Gower, of a son. Nov. 7, at Ludlow, Shropshire, the Lady of Allan J. Nightingale, Esq., Assistant Commissary-General, of a son.-Nov. 5, at Geneva, the Lady of C. Vernet, Esq., of a Bon.-Nov. 13, in South Audley-street, the Lady of Lieut.-Col Knollys, Scotch Fusileer Guards, of a son.-Nov. 12, at Wenvoe Castle, Glamorganshire, the Lady of R. F. Jen. ner, Esq., of a daughter.-Nov. 9, the Lady of J. Dunlap, Esq., M.D., of Baker-street, Portman-square, of a son, still-born.- Nov. 13, at Windsor Castle, Lady Sydney, of a still-born infant.-Nov. 21, the Viscountess Turnour, of a daughter.-Nov. 5, at Gadlys, near Beaumaris, the Lady of O Owens, Esq, of a son and heir.-Nov. 21, in Hertfordstreet, the Lady of Sir Culling E. Smith, of a daughter.-Nov. 20, at East Walton Vicarage, the wife of the Rev. George Coldham, of a daughter.-Nov. 18, at Walton-on-Thames, the Lady of the Rev. C. C. Barton, of a son. -Nov. 17, at the Ray, Maidenhead, Lady Phillimore, of a daughter.-Nov. 18, at Thurston, Suffolk, the Lady of C. T. Oakes, Esq, of a daughter.-Nov. 19, in Gloucester-place, Edinburgh, Mrs. C. Earle, of a son.-Nov. 17, in Park Crescent, Worthing, the Lady of the Rev. Charles Griffith, M A., of a son.
On the 1st of Nov., at the Palace, Valetta, Robert Anstruther, Esq., of Thirdpart, Fife, Major in the 73d Regt., to Louisa, youngest daughter of Sir H. Elphinstone, Bart., of Are Place, Sussex.-Oct. 29, at Itchen Abbas, Hants, Hugh, son of Archdeacon Berners, of Wolverstone Park, Suffolk, to Alice, youngest daughter of the late John Ashton, Esq., of the Grange, Cheshire.-At St. James's Church, Bury, Mr. C. Newson, to Miss C. Murrell. The bride and bridegroom belonged to an exhibition in the fair, and the very singular spectacle was presented of a bride who had neither hands nor arnis! The difficult ceremony of the ring was obviated by placing the magic gold upon the fourth toe of the left foot.Nov. 9, Mr. R. Pringle, late of Perth, to Miss Anne Lemon, of London.-November 10, at Brighton, by the Rev. E. Repton, Chaplain to the House of Commons, Charles C. Martyn, Esq., to Maria Georginia, third daughter of the late John Elliot, Esq., of Pimlico Lodge. -Nov. 14, at St. George's, Hanover-square, the Hon. T. Fitz-Walter Butler, eldest son of Lord Dunboyne, to Julia, second daughter of the late W. Brander, Esq., of Morden Hall, VOL. I.-No. 6.
county of Surrey.-Nov. 14, at St. Clement Danes, Lieut. Edmund H. F. Denman, of the Madras Artillery, to Miss Ann Hall, of Floraplace, Plymouth.-Nov. 14, at Bloomsbury Church, the Rev. Richard Bellamy, to Mary, youngest daughter of Edward Vaux, Esq., of Upper Montague-street, Russell-square. Nov. 13, at St. Pancras New Church, J. W. Deacon, Esq., eldest son of J. J. Deacon, Esq., of Ulster-place, Regent's Park, to Esther Elizabeth, eldest daughter of T. Greenwood, Esq., Cumberland-place, Regent's Park.Nov. 17, at St. George's Church, Hanoversquare, the Hon. G. L. Massey, third son of the late Major-Gen. Lord Clarina, to Rebecca Anne, widow of the late J. Cann, Esq., of Haverill House, Herefordshire.-Nov. 13, at Clapham Church, E. Rogers, Esq., M.P., to Eliza Cassamajor Brown, daughter of the late H. Brown, Esq., of the Madras Civil Service. -Nov. 20, at St. Marylebone Church, John Donne, Esq., of Powis-place, Queen-square, to Sophia, fourth daughter of the late Rev. R. Thompson, LL.D., of Long Howe Hall, Cambridgeshire.-Nov. 21, John Fitzgerald, Esq., eldest son of John Fitzgerald, Esq., M.P., of Wherstead Lodge, Suffolk, to Augusta March, only daughter of C. M. Phillips, Esq., M.P., of Garendon Park.
On the 4th of Nov. at his house, in Russellsquare, in his 71st year, the Right Hon. Chas. Lord Tenterden, Lord Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench.-Nov. 3, at Coates, Fifeshire, Sir J. Leslie, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh. -Oct. 31, at Torquay, Devonshire, in his 33d year, T. Keeling, Esq., of the Island of St. Bartholomew, and late of Mornington Crescent, Hampstead Road.-Nov. 13, at Ilfracombe, M. Bowman, Esq., Surgeon, of Harley-street, Cavendish-square, aged 67. -Nov. 13, at Belgrave-square, Letitia, wife of Vice-Admiral Sir C. Ogle, Bart.-Nov. 8, at Blenkinsopp, Northumberland, the seat of Col. Coulson, Hannah, relict of the late Rev. E. Dawkins, of Portman-square.-Nov. 11, at Brighton, in his 48th year, H. A. Broughton, Esq., of Great Marlborough-street.-Nov. 9, in Charlotte-street, Portland Place, in his 73d year, Lieut.-Col. R. Broughton, of the Hon. East India Company's Service.-Nov. 16, at Bishopsthorpe Palace, York, Lady Anne Vernon Harcourt, Lady of his Grace the Archbishop of York, in her 71st year.- Nov. 14, at Brighton, the Right Hon. Lady Stafford.-Nov. 16, at Oak Bank, near Sevenoaks, the Right Hon. Catherine Anne, Countess of Aboyne, in her 61st year.-Nov. 15, at his house, in Exeter Buildings, Cheltenham, in his 67th year, Rear Admiral William Cumberland, youngest son of the late Richard Cumberland,-Nov. 10, the Rev. R. Berthomier, thirty-five years Professor of the French Language at Eton, in his 75th year.-Nov. 18, of apoplexy, A. A. Miles, Esq., late Accountant of the London Assurance.
THE FIRST VOLUME
LADY'S MAGAZINE AND MUSEUM.
IMPROVED SERIES, ENLARGED,
The articles marked thus (*) are poetry; those marked thus (†) are reviews.
Adventures of Barney Mahoney, by Crofton
Fine Arts, 77, 123, 227
Friendship's Offering, 169, 221
Galt, John, Esq., Communications by, 43, 140
Great Effects from Little Causes, by Mrs. Hof-
History of Charlemagne, The, by G. James, Esq.,
Howit, Mary, Communications by, 57, 48
I cannot bear to pass thee by,† 76
Illustrations of Female Intellect, Mrs. Hemans,
Interview between Marie Antoinette and Mira-
Isle of Wight, The,+ 166
Landscape Annual, The,+ 225
Landscape Illustrations of Sir Walter Scott, 170
Lines, by Miss Jewsbury, 11
by Dr. Bowring, 23
by late Lord Erskine, 66
List to my Mandeline,+ 76
Mario Cinci, Grand Master of the Carbonari, 85
Matrimony, On the present alarming stagnation
Memoir of Sir Walter Scott (with a Portrait) 185
of Lablache, by Castil Blaze, 216
of Signor Garcia, 181
Orphan, Theodore the, by the Hermit in Lon-
Ormond and Brenda, 116
Parents' Cabinet,† 169
Physiognomists, by Mrs. Hofland, 213
Prosers, by Don Trueba, 107
Roman Generosity, by the Hermit in London,
Rose Maiden, The, by T. Roscoe, Esq., 23
Sketches of the Tête de Boule Indians, Canada,
Baird, Lady A., 234
Fox, Lady, 84
Galloway, Lady, 234
Lothian, Lady, 130
Lygon, Lady, 130
Ennismore, Lady, 42
Norman, Lady de, 184
Hastings, Lady, 42
Henley, Lady, 283
Hobhouse, Lady, 42
Hopetown, Lady, 130
Phillimore, Lady, 283
Wortley, Lady, 130