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in the baths of Apollo, Girardon a thousand crowns in rooney, or one made the middie one, and Marry of those places which the king has the and Guerin the other two. The. disposal of in several convents. The fountain of the pyram d, is executed building is extremely fine : the arcbi. in bronze by Girardon : Tuby and telt was Mansart, who faithed it in Le Ho gre mide the iwo barons be- 1686. low; the vares you see there were Trianon was built after the deigns cared at Rime." The cascade of the H. Mansart. This littie palace çanal where the nymphs are bathing, may be looked upon as a kind of is a square, where several marks seem furimer house to the gardens of Verto spoutput water for the use of those failles; it is built in an excellent tafte, nymphs. The work is by Girardon, and is moreover embellithed with the and the rivers were executed by Le richeft decorations. The front is fix. Hungre and Le Gros.' The dragon ty lour fathoms in length, and has of the fountain that bears that name, two returning wings, terminated by was made by Mally; the group of two pavilions. The finest views of the bacon of Neptune is by Domi. the palace and park of Versailles are nic Gendi, a disciple of Algardi. in the great gallery, and were painted These two list pieces surpass all the chiefly by Cottel. Allegria has other figures at Versailles. The tri. painted the same subjects, and the umphal arch remains to be seen ; it sketch of a portico in the great salora. is built of marlie of different colours, There are also some of Houasse's and adorned with three fine foun: pictures in the billiard-hall. The taius. The figures are by Tuby and group of children, in the upper para Co sevox; the fountain of Victory, terre, are by Girardon. Tuby carve and Glory, both by Miseline, have a ed Laocoon and his sons, which stand great nuin ser of decorations, which in the garden of Maroniers : This is produce a very good effe&.

an admirable group, copied after the Tue Menagery is a small palace antique. The vases and dragons of built by Manlurt. The two apart. gilt lead, which are upon the large ments (or winter and summer, are piece of water that terminates the adorned with excellent paintings, gardens, are extremely well wrought and finely furnilyod with pie! glasses

and finished. in gilded frames. There are a vat number of licule fountains, which sprinkle role who are not upon their Mr. T HE. CIB BER. guard. Toe vo'ery, or bird core, is the finest mail Erance, and beit flock. From GOLDSMITH's Elay..

Several apartments in this pa.

appopied for the breeding of A N is a moft Irail an:all kindsthe most communitie raren.

acquainted with what is to happen in Froin tinę ideoacery, there are se: this life ; and perhaps no man is 2 veral alleys that lead to the royal mpre manifest instance of the truth of and in ogni coi abbey of St Cyr, of this maxim, than Mr. The. Cibber, ide uke of Si. Auguftin. It is fitu just now gone out of the world. Such ate in the park, about three miles a variety of turns of fortune, yet such from Vom Hilles, and was found,d by a persevering uniformity of conduct,

115 XIV. irtile educatio'1 of two appears in all that happened in his Boundiet 201 hity young lad es. The Mort (pan, that the whole may be number of ouns is forty. The king looked upon as one regular conlulon, has referei che non nation of the every action of his life was matter of you anladies to himsell.

To obtain wonder and surprize, and his death adin fia, they must prove lois de: was an astonih ment. gides of nubility on the father's side. This gentieman was born of crediNi girl cun en er under seven years table parents, who gave him a very of ace, nor itay there alier the age of good education, and a great deal of

years and three mooths. good learning so that he could read an When they go out, they have eitlică write at Sixteed. However, he early dil

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Ideas of Honour.

475 povered an inclination to follow lewd eight or ten times, till his face is well courses; he refused to take the advice known, and he lias got, at last, the of his parents, and pursued the bent character of a good customer. By of his inclination ; he played at cards this means he gets credit for some. on sundays, called himself a gentle thing confiderable, and then never man ; fell out with his mother and

pays for it. Jaundress; and, even in these early In all this, the young man who days, his father was frequently heard is the unhappy lubject of our present to observe, that young The would reActions,' was very expert; and be hanged.

could face, fineer, and bring custom As he advanced in years, he grew to a shop with any man in England: more fond of pleasure ; would eat an nune of his companions could exceed ortolan for dinner, though he beg- him in this; and his very compani. ged, the guinea that bought it ; onş at laft said that The..would be and was once known to give three hanged. pounds for a plate of green peas, As he grew old, he grew never the which he had collected over.night as

better ; lie loved ortolans and green charity for a friend in distress: be ran peas, as before; he drank gravyinto debt with every body that would soup wheo he could get it, and al. truft him, zod none could build a bet. ways thought his oysters tafted beft ter sconce than he : so that, at laft, when he got them for nothing, 'or, his creditors swore with one accord, which was just the same, - when he that The..-would be hanged.? hought them upon tick :.. thus the

But, as getting into "debt by a old man kept up the vices of the man who had no visible means but youth, and what he wanted in power impudence for subfiftence, is a thing he made up by inclination ; fo that that every reader is not acquainted all the world thought that old THE.-with, I must explain this point alittie, would be hanged." and that to his fatisfaction,

AND NOW, reader, I have brought • There are three ways of getting in

him to his jaft scene; a scene where, to debt ; firft, by pushing a face ; as, perhaps, my duty Mould have obligthus : “You, Mr. Luteftring, sended me to affin: You exped, perhaps me home fix yards of that paduasoy, his dying words, and the'cender fare. dammee; but, hearkee, dont think I well he took.of his wife and children ; ever intend to pay you for it,dammee." you exped an account of his coffin At this, the Mercer laughs heartily; and white gloves, his pious ejaculatia cuts off the padualoy, and sends it ons, and the papers he left behind home ; nor is he, till too late, surpri- him. In this I cannot indulge your sed to find the gentleman had said curiosity ; for, oh! the myferies of nothing but truth, and kept his word. fate, THE---was drowned?

The second method of runing into “ Reader," as Harvey saith," paure debt is called fineering; which is get- and ponder; and ponder and pause ; ing goods made up in such a fashion who knows what ihy own end may as to be unfit for every other pur. be?" chaser ; and if the tradesman refuses to give them upon credit, theo threaten to leave them upon his hands. But the third and beft method is

Ideas of HONOUR, called, “Being the good cvsomer." The gentleman firft buys some trifle,

a and pays for it in ready-money ; he comes a few days after with nothing included every idea of what man about him but bank bills, and buys owed to man, and the woman also. we will suppore, a fx penny tweezer- It likewise included what woman care; the bills are too great to be owed to the dignity of her sex, and changed, so he promises to return to every virtue. punétually the day after and pay for But words and things alter with what he bought. In this promise time. What was honour once, is not be.s puntual, and this is repeated for honour now. A knight of former

days

H bore a most facred meaning : It

days would have died in defence of But while debts of hodour as they the honour of his chafe miftress, be. are called, are paid by the male sex caure he really regarded her virtue one way, and by the women another, and chara&er. A duellin of the pre- inftead of debts of honesty ; while du. feat day, will fight for the character elling and suicide are the fathion of his punk (who in truth has no annong the men, and infidelity and chara&er) to defend, as he lays, her consequent divorcement among the reputation, and his honour, while women; nothing better than fuch both are on a par in the public estima. absurdities can be expeded; oor cap tion.

we reasonably hope to see HONOUR Among the ancient Romans, it ap

and HONESTY go hand in hand till pears that honour and honesty were

fuch pra&ices are abolithed. Synonimous terms, Amongf modern Europeans (Englifhmen not. excepted) where is the analogy ? do A fariber Account of Aerial we not continually hear med talking of honour, when it would be an al. Navigation, from the MonthIront to cornmon sense, to exped to ly Review of May laft. find a portion of real honefty among, them?

(Continued from Page 436.) • Upon my honour," sayt a macaroni, who knows not the meaning of

XI. the term. “Upon honour," says my lord who cares not what it means.

GAS-balloon, which had been A

fometime preparing by order of « On my honour," says a knight of the academy of Dijon, was at length. the port, or a highwayman. "Pon completed, and launched on the 25th honour," fays a lady of the ton, the of April laft, from the garden of an might as well swear by her chattity. abbey in the town of Dijon. We Yet it is certainly unpolite not to have not yet learnt its dimenfons, give credit to tbe fashionable oath of and only know, that its power of ass fuch fashionable people; though like cension was estimated at 550lb. and" Shakespear's youth, that swore “by that a great part of the intammable his beard,” having none, they cannot air with which it was filled, was probe forsworn, if they falffy on fuch cured from potatoes, by diftilation, occasions.

which was found to be lighter than A certain courtez ın of the laft age that produced from metals, in the was fo sensible of this maxim of the proportion of 6 to 7. M. de Morceau poét, that the was accustomed fre- and the Abbe Bertrand, were named quently to forfeit the oath of her ho- commissaries, by the academy, for nour, which however, the has fre. conducting this experiment; and quently used when she thought it

they actually ascended in a gondola might ferve her purpose. When she annexed to it. As this is the mot was reproached with a breach of her important expedition fince that of promise thus confirmed, me would Metli'is. Charles and Robert, our olten answer with much of the sang

readers will no doubt with to learn froid, that he did not conceive me some particulars concerning it, and bad made any breach at all by such

nothing will probably gratify them an alleveration. " For (rays the)

more, than the account which the I speak freely, a woman's honour is navigators themselves have given in her chafity, which you know I have

an affidavit, drawn up immediately long since parted from; and how can on their landing. such a confirmation be binding?" If " Being apprehensive," fay the every woman conceived her chafity commiffaries,« left the very high and her honour to be so nearly con- and boisterous wind that rofe a ferv nected, it might be well for many moments before our departure, and married men in these kingdoms, who which had already blown us several in such a case might exclaim,“ Horns times from the height at which we horns, horns, we defy you!" were held by ropes again the

ground,

Aerial Navigation:

477 und, Mould endanger our appara- « We observed by a flop watch the , and throw us upon the town time of the fall of one of the notes, e place of our ascent being at the It was no doubt somewhat retarded t of one of its highest feeples *) by the streamer, for although its dethought it expedient to discharge scent was almoft vertical, it yet took our ballaft, and even a part of our no less than 576. in reaching the ovisions, weighing between 75 and ground. lb. When we had ascended be. « The intense cold affeded our ears, od the roof of the church, and

and this was the only inconvenience ere set free by those who held the we experienced ; and even for this opes below, we foared with very we were amply indemnified by the reat rapidity, and soon faw the flee. sensations which Mr. Charles has so le a great way belo'w ust.

well described. We have only one « Perceiving now, by the form of observation to make upon his lively our balloon, that the air it contained

representation, which is, that lolar was exceedingly dilated, both by the from its being exaggerated, it appearbeat of the sun, and on account of ed to us rather too faint when we saw the diminution of density of the cir. the clouds floating beneath us, and cumambient medium, we opened at secluding us in a manner from the once both our valves; but their aper- earth. We then jointly repeated the tures not being sufficient to emit a motto affixed to our aerofat, surgit proper quantity of the fuid, the bal. nuoc Gallus ad æthera. 100n burft at the botton near the

The sun, after exhibiting to us a appendices, the rent measuring about

magnificent parhelion, was now near 7 or 8 inches in length. This acci. dent, so far from alarming us, served

setting; and perceiving by the facci

dity of the lower part of our balloon rather to remove our apprehengons.

that it was time for us to descend, we "We now felt ourselves in a per{cēt calm, and in a manner stationary ;

began to look out for a proper land

ing place. We concluded, from the and yet we foon perceived that we

dire&ion of the compass, that we were got to some diftance from the

could not be far from the town of

Auxonne ; and, in fact, a large mass “At sh. sm. we passed over a vil. lage of which we bad no knowledge: 25 d. to our right, proved to be that

of buildings which we perceived ahoát we there dropped a note fastened to

place.

We then had recourse to all a bag filled with bran, bearing a little

our expedients in order to steer toAtreamer ; we therein gave notice

wards that point. Our apparatus for that we were perfeâly well, that the

this purpose had been greatly dabarometer stood at 20 inches 2 lines; maged by the blaft of wind at our de. the thermometer 1 d. and half below (about 28 d. of Fahr.) and the hy

pariure. The rudder was unhinged,

one of the oars bad snapped near its grometer at 59 d. of Mr. de Retz's, aod 24 d. and half of Mr. Copineau's

kandle, and dropped off the moment (cale.

we ar tempted to ule it in order to acce.

lerate our course. Another oar had "We dropped two other notes, been entangled in one

of the ropes by which we were obliged to write with which we were at first held to the a pencil, the cold not allowing us the

ground, and we could never recover use of the pen. At gl. izm. the ther. mometer food at 3 d. below o (near

it. We had therefore only two oars ly 25 d. of Fahr.) and it had in the Gde, were perfealy useless during the

left, which being both on the same whole of our ascent funk 14 d. (about

greaseft part of our navigation in the 31 d. and half of Fahr.)

calm, and even after we felt ourselves

advancing, although without any The wind was west, and the flee- perceptible current. But having ple of the abbey church was to the now entered a Atream which carried caftward.

us towards the east, we worked our + They were launched at th. 58m. oars with great facility for about 8 or

minutes : this made us verge so

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much to the south east, the point of Signed De Morveau and Bertrand Bur destination, that we found it ne. Commissaries : Bidal, priest of Atee tefiary to suspend out work, left we Buvee, a principal magistrate in the Mould exceed our mark, having no jurisdiâion of Auxonne, and 14 means to make us revert to the east

To this account, which is all that " We were'in hopes of landing near is hitherto published, we have it in the clufter of buildings which we had our power to add some farther auraken for Auxome, but our globe thentic information. , The heighth to toft so much of its gas through the which this balloon ałcended is com Tent, that we saw little prospea of puted to have been about 200 Freoch Teaching that distance.

toiles (above 2 English miles) the now over a large tract covered with distance it went in a Arait line was wood, and felt ourselves descending. about 6 leagues; the time it remainWe had kept what ballaft we had ed in the air ih. 27m. It seems that left, which conified of little else than the persons who held the ropes were our loose benches, that we might have exceedingly alarmed at the violence the means of retarding the fall in case of the wind, and refuled to let go, will we Mhould find it necessary. We threw in a manner compelled to it by a geoout one of these benches, and then tleman appointed ro repeat the lige descended very gently upon a copse,'nals of the navigatots, who, by dil-. the name of which we have since charging all their ballaft, and by learnt, is Chaignet, belonging to the every other means in their power, countels de Brun. Our gondola had expressed their eagerness to be set at fcarce touched the tops of the boughs' liberty. when it reaícended with some force. One of those who held the ropes We laid hold of the boughs in order was raised above three feet from the to come to an anchor; and to avoid ground before he quitted his bold, and our being thrown again it come tall in the fall he. hurt his Mhoulder. He trees that role here and there above has lince ackóosledged that his intea. the reft of the wood. We tried to tion was to tye the rope to his wrift, desceod by hauling those boughs in and to follow the balloon : 'had he, the same inauner as thips are moved fucceeded, his rathners would ineviby towing, but our efforts were in tably have proved his owo deftru&ieffe&ual. We heard human voices, on, with that of the navigators, and and we called for their aid to ground of many of those who were standing us. The people we heard were in.' immediately under them; lince his mabitants of Magoyles-Auxonne : weight must have drawn the equato. one of them answered, that he would rial circle out of its horizontal poligladly aflift us, if we would promise ton, which would have made some w do him po harm; we dispelled his of the ropes, to which the gondola fears, and his example, as well as our was suspended, pre's so hard againft repeated defire, induced at length his the balloon as infallibly to burft it. companions to assif us. We landed at 6h.25m. . Among the number of zababitants who were assembled, two men and three women were seen to Explanation of the Plate. kneel to the balloon. " We had juft mcored our appara

Air Balloon, after having ardispatched a messenger to Dijon, cended an amazing heighth above the when we saw a number of people ap. clouds and being carried in the air 45 proaching on the road of Magny, degrees, (see our last oumher.) felt who having perceived us at Auxonne down near a cottage, where the poor were coming to meet us. As many country people were exceedingly as had roon were pleased to sign frightened and afton thed ; the Cock, the present affidavit, which we drew the Sheep, and the Duck, came out op immediately at the parsonage of of the baiket, which had been tied to Alee, the 25th of April, 1784." it, unhurt.

40s, placed somebody to guard in and MONSIEUR Montgolfier's

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