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passing; as the Chinese contrive to en- lishmen's feelings, to observe the British, trap a sufficient mumber of them, without superior in number to all the others col resurtång to any noisy means, which might lectively: while each individual ship, like frighten or render them shy.
a colossal emblem of the British comFrom Tiger island until we got as far merce, appears to look down with conas the second bar, nothing particular pre- tempt' on the pigmy representatives of sented itself to our view.
the nations that surround her! Opposite this sánd, which runs across There is little to be observed of Dane's the river, there is a stupendous pagoda islaud, more than that there is a little vile built on the western bank; it is eight or lage on it facing the roads; while a numten stories luigh, somewhat pyramidical, ber of villas, pagodas, and mandarins and full of apertures in each square, seats are seen scattered about on the surseemingly much decorated. We did not rounding isles; especially near the banks however, stop to examine it.
of theriver, where there are hoppo houses, Here the scenery begins to assunie ar where boats are overhauled, and chops interesting appearance. In the back or permits given by the officers of the ground, high and fantastically shaped customs: they so far respected eur penmountains raise their summits among dant, however, that we were suffered to the clouds; while all round (with very proceed without the smallest molestation. little exception,) to the feet of these I had almost forgotten to mention, that mountains, the ground seems a level ver- it is at. Dane's island that affairs of hodant plain, intersected (as before men- nour are usually settled between Europeare tioned) with innumerable branches of gentlemen. At Canton, therefore, ta the river, and artificial canals. It is « throw down the gauntlet,” it is own this last circumstance that readers the necessary to say, * Dane's island, sir? scenery so truly picturesque; for a per- -(To be continued.) son can only see that particular branch on which he is sailing: but he beholds For the Monthly Magasine. with amazement a variety of ships, junks, CRITICAL SURVEY of lessive's WORKS. and vessels of every description, gliding as if by the effects of magic, through [For Particulars of his Life fee Vol
. 19, fields and villages, winding among castles,
p. 569, and Vol. 23, p. 38.] , one side of thein, sometimes on the other, I am Geng over the bit of books which sailing in an infinite variety of directions, in his work, I milled by chance a trifting and forming the most whimsical, novel, one, which I with, however, he had and entertaining prospect I ever remem- knowa. ber to have seen! As we approached You recolleét what troubles in Portugal W:
ampoa, « the plot- continued to succeeded to the death of Sebastian. thicken," and we could do little else than Cardinal. Henry was too old, and too guze with a mixture of pleasure and asto- fuperftitious, and too fhort a time in nishment; at the interesting scenes that power, to provide against the dangers of surrounded us : scarcely a word being a disputable fucceffion. Among those spoken in the boat for several miles, so who advanced pretensions to the vacant completely was each individual's atten- throne was Don Antonio, the only one tion arrested by the passing objects
.. who made an active relistance to the Wampoa is an anchorage abreast of ufurpation of die king of Spain. This Dane's island, and distant from Canton prince is not reckoned by our author abunt ten or twelve miles. Above this among the Kings of Portugal, as is done place no European vessel is permitted to by French and English historians : but proceed, on any account whatever: in- facts are carefully collected to make the deed stipy of any great draught could illuftrious unfortunate known, as he denot go much further up, on account of serves to be, by pofterity., the shnllowness of the water. At this Among others, Nadane Gillot de anchorage may be seen ships from every Saintonge wrote the life of Don Antonio; great maritime power on the globe, ex- and her biography is the book which cepe France, there being none at this wonder not to find among the authorities time fmia that country.
of Mr. Gebauer. The fecond edition, In viewing the various national flags which lies before me, appeared at AnBying on bonrd their respective slips at sterdam in 1690, and fhe original Paris Vampon, it is highly gratifying to Eng- edition is, I suspect, not much anterior.
I know this lady only by fome middling speaks the truth. She may most securely poems, and thould not have thought her be trulied for what relpecis the brother history entitled to much regard, were it of her grandfather; and this Mr. Geo not that the draws from a peculiar and bauer might have uled in the following respectable fource the unpublislied Me- pallage: “ In the Azores, especially in inuirs of Gomez Vasconcellos de ligue- Tercera, a rumour had been pread that redo. Of this man it is well known King Sebattian had not been killed, alid that he and his brother were among the would soon be rellored to his fulujects. moit faithiul adherents of Don Antonio. Afterwards, when Antonio informed But how came these memoirs to the thoic of Tercera of the deathrot Ileury, hands of Madaine de Saintonge ?-She and of his elevation, they were content; was his granel-daughter. Ii lome allow- and although they learnt from their de auces are to be niade for the loquacity puties the defeat of Antonio at Alcanof a Frenchwoman, much contidence tara, and his flight, they remained in may be placed in her opportunities of allegiance to their expected sovereign : information. Allow me then to put especially as Cyprian* of Figueredo, a down a few particulars inferred from this steady adherent of Antonio, encouraged volume, which here and there seem to this expectation; and as Pedro Valdes recuity or complete the Itatements of and his Spaniards has failed in an atGebaner.
tempt at invation." Here Mr. Gebauer First, a word or two concerning the is, contrary to his cutiom, very concile; partiality of Madame de Saintonge. The and, what is rare with him, quotes no legitimate birth of Don Antonio is with voucher. At leati, he might have vuited her patt a doubt. According to her, Madiune de Saintonge for the chritian the father, Duke Louis of Beja, exprell- name of ligueredo, ihe brutier ot ber ly acknowledged in his will that the grandfather. She calls low Scipio, not mother had been really, though private- Cyprian. He was, the lays, governor of kv, married to him. Yet the aulds, that Tercera, and had declarid for Antonio, Don Antonio, until his return from without litioning to the offers made bim Africa, aiways fupposed himtelt to be by the king of Spain, through the only a natural son of Duke Louis. Ii Princess of Eboli Ruy Gomez. Philip this be true, the other cannot. Duke II. was therefore indifpofed against him, Louis died in 1535, thirteen years before and confiscated all bis eiiates in PortoAntoniu's return from Africa. Can the gal. But the expeditiou intrufit to will of his father barc been unknown to Pedro Valdes was not the only one be him for thirteen years? In a word, this rendered fruitless. Values, or (as Yacircumttance is falfe. Louis may have dame de Saintonge lets correctly calls made Don Antonio his fole heir; but him) Balde, was an opinionated man, that proves little in favour of a legiti- and thougist victory could not el apela; mate birth. Had this circumstance been but, like fuch people, when put to the attefied in the will, the friends of Don prout' he maintained but poorly the 10Antonio would not have found 10 much
nour of bis nation. He was wholly effort necefiary to make out a pedigree. routed, and returned with disgrace and
What this temale bifiorian fays of the contulion to Portugal. Philip bad hun death of Cardinal Henry, proves fill taken into custody, and charged bin more strongly her thoughicis partiality, with an attack contrary to orders; so The cardinal died in bis 08th year'; and that all the interest of his friends was the fays hertelt: Il etait vieur et mě, requilite to intercept punillunent. The c'en decuit etre uljez pour fuire juger year after, a second attehipt was made qu'il n'irait pas loin.' Why not stop on Tercera, with Atill worfe luccess. Of there? Why inlinuate, betides his age this Mr. Gebauer appears to know noand his decrepitude, another cause of thing; but Madame de Saintonge relates death? Yet flic fays outright, Quelques it thus : The governor Figueredo had fo hijioriens dijent, que Philippe trouva la few soldiers left
, that a less resolute mun secret de l'empecher de languir. Had thay he would rather have thought of an the but named one fuch historian, this advantageous capitulation, than of a demight be excusable. Gebaner las not feuce. But nothing could Make his to obierved the imputation any where : I folution, and he thought of a ftratupem fear, Madanic de Saintonge muit iucur which fucceeded. He got a munber of the reproach of inventing it.
This does ber no honour :-it does This man feens to have invented the not therefore follow that the no where fable of Sebastian's being alive.
oren down from the mountain, and on IV. llenry was then at Dieppe, and the day of the battle marched thein with Don Antwnie went to visit hin there; burning matches on their horns imong but the king did not yet thiul limfelf his troops. The Spaniards, who expect firm enou! on his throne to offer troops. ed uo rerittance, were terrihed by the Don Antuno, therefore, returnert to apparent number of his followers, and England, ani fraid there will 1594, made but a confused and inertecival whin Henry pont a mellave, through his stand. Two of the Spanish forintny dre ambasiastor, Hut Dea Antonio would be vived the carnage: thete two wee wade welcome in france. He went by Calais, to viruw lots, and the one was fo'uit back and joined the king at Chartresi Henry to Furope with the intelligence.
exprefice willingne's to ferrebn; and However skrifully Figueredo conducten fent word by the Narlal de pinturion, hindel in Terera, Don Antonio leidd toat if he chose to be pretene ai the coit more for his interest to have to bravé a rovation, everything ncceffery w he warrior, and an adsifer of lo much le Turubed for his writte ble accommodaTource, immediately about bini
lle tout tron.
Don Antonio Guted himielt, on for Scipin to France, and recommended te ground of an atikun.tic com tant, him to Emanuel de Sylra. Marlame de He went however to furis, and vas Saintonge complains, that trum illis cis- joined there liv the ki: '3 glicitert a cumtiance fome bitoriaus thould have been from the government, but ohtained inferred diffatisfaction on the part of od permition to by rrow,
Cennint Don Antonio ; and its a leitur of bis d'Ambuleni niliated to the comto Pope Gregory Xill., in which he mano. the expedition, which Antonio does ample juice to the bravery and ti was to obtain of the king: but fate dedelity of Scipio l'asconcellos de Figueredo. crees otherwise, and the unfortunate
According to the narrative of Ge- Antonio d ed. bauer, one would imagine that Don An All tlus is related by Madame de tonio, atter having been compelled to Samtonge, and av furre as fupplemenquit Portugal, always conunued in tary matter to Gebauer. What think France; but Madune de Saintonge in you:-hid llenry erer intend to serve forms us, that he often palled much tine Antonio; or was it the vanity of collectin England. His firit voyage thither was ing one confpicuous person more at his coinmedia'cly after his fortunate escape; rodation, which occalioned the invitation? he crolled over from Calais, wither the What is moft remarkable in Madame Enkhuis veilel had brought hin. This de Saintonge, is the account of Don was in the year 1581; and is noticed by Antonio's defcedunts. Ste relates in Camden, and after him by Rapin. Ilis detail a love-affair which Louis, huis fecond visit to England was occafioned grandfon. bnd in italy. The lady whoin br the inconveniences to which he was he is that I to hire timely married, cui espored in France during the troubles of consequently be in other than the Printhe League, by the contrivance of the cels of dentricoe, (trith whom, aching of Spain. It must bare occurred cordin_ the 11toire (ciendlouique, ho w the rear 1583; and Nataine de Sain was unitert:) though Madune de Sainle tonte relates one remarkable particular, tonge fpeaks of her as a dume Itulienne, which die profeties io hare obtained and of no conuence. At that time froin the antographic memoirs of Don Don Louis liad not made his fubmillion Autonio : " Queen Elizabeth," favs the, to the Spanish government; for the vice** pretinely invited him to come to Eng ror of Naples wa very glued to get porn land; be did so, and was handsomely feition of his perton. lle muil have rereceived. The queen cauted many of nouncoit his claims very late; and in las coles, in the dress of 11.2 herds, concurrence with his father, Don Linnea 10 meet and wait op lim at Salisbury; nucl, why previously turned capuchin. and to attire lim that the great thepLedel of the country would a lord him l'or the Monit y Magazine, every proteccion. ball the towns through wbuchle palled, rejoiciny was made: 10 that he femed rather a triomphal than a
(Continued from p. 347.) fallen monarch." llis fecond ty in
IDE IN' in its neighbou bood seEngland lasted till the rear 1500.
On the death of Henry II.' the af- edby nature, and enriched by ari. Aufuirs of Ironce afturned a new face; and ley is btt ar bhort distance from this unde Don Antonio thought he might promile repository nille deal: a csely curered Liute:f the active aftance of llenry walk leads up and Reseeable ascent, which MontinY Mac. Io. 157.
TOLRI TIILISLE OF WIGIIT.
opens at length on a lovely lawn, at the ing woods. Beds of the most luxuriant extent of which is seated the house; which shrubs, with wide extent, scatter pertume has no imposing air of grandeur, but an and richness on the scene. Groups of inviting appearance of repose and com- magviticent and venerable elms, throw fort. The lawn is richly skirted with a rich shade around the opposite front; trees of all growtlis, trom tine eins to while beneath their umbrageous canolow twisted bushy oaks, feathered down pics, seats of various forms and sizes into the grass, and uniting with it: it opens vite the delighted lviterer to linser till 20 the sea forty feet above high-water the last sunbeam warns him to depart. mark. This light is a steep bank, en. One of our enraptured party exclauncd, tirely covered with luxuriant wood, of that it was the spot where one might various sorts. Sumachy laurustinus, and fancy wood-nymphs and fairies met, to other beautiful slirubs, are mixed with bold their revels. From this sheltered oak and hazel; and over their tutted tops, and lovely lawn, various walks lead to the view falls directly on the waves, inur- different parts of the grounds. We 5000 muring at your feet. Walks sweetly crossed a carriage road, and entered :: sheltered, wind it. Ough thi: cich toliage, spacious turt-välk, richly ornamented and afford to pausing meditation a deli- with tall shrubs. This leads to a cottave cious retrea: : no sound but the dashing singularly beautiful; and through a simwave meets the ear; and no ohject but the pie arcade at one end, a fine view of the ocean stealing through the solemu gloom, ocean is afforded. The pillars which arrests the eye.
support this, are formed of saplings St. John's, the seat of Edward Simeon, valed to a piece of wood, which at a esq. is the favourite haunt most visited small distance produce the effect of froin Ryde. The grounds are extensive, fiuted colupos: round these the tea-tree and agreeably diversified ; amidst its fine fings its flexile shoots, and twining woods, Taste has, with her magic wand, honey-suckles intermingle their sweets. created a Paradise. On each side the At the back of the cottage there is a gate by which you enter, is a beautiful recess, whose thatched roof sweeps and interesting cottage. The low, pro- over a rustic seat, enclosed by a simple jecting thatch, which forms a porch, is lattice of umpeeled branches; round these, supported by pillars of elm, not stripped twining shrubs bloom in lavish luxury; a of its bark : round these the clyinatis lovely little sloping lawn fronts the seat, hangs its purple bells, climbs the roof, bounded by bedges of sweet-briar; below and lines the simple arcade before the this, rising woods meet the eye, and bedoor; on each side of which rustic chairs yond thein is a fine view of the ocean. are placed, and over one of tliese a pair Winding through a corn-field, we enter of turtle doves (which are natives of the the coppice, whose sequestered and shady Island) have found a shelter. A labourer walks lead in different directions in tbe and his wife inhabit one of these beautiful Marino, an elegant castellated building cottages: the other opens into a little ele- near the coast. A little gallery orer the gant room with painted floor-cloth, table arched gate-way leads to an apartment and chairs. Simple shelves, suspended by whose Gothic windows open on the sea; a ribbon, are enriched with a few interest- here the liberal owner permits tea-paring volumes; and this roon is, with a bene- ties to be accommodated, and once a volent hospitality, dedicated to strangers. week a band of music attends in the
The sweet-scented white clymatis creeps neighbouring wood. The grand view of over the window, and mingles its teathery the ocean in front, the tranquil gloom of clusters with its purple relative on the the woods behind, the gentle rippling of roof. A deep shade of wood shelters these lovely retreats, through which a winding avenue slowly leads to scenes of
* It is much to be regretted that the varied and more enlivened beauty. The owner of tlus terrestrial Paradise, who with ground gradually rises, and the shade di unusual liberality Fas stndinusly provided ininishes, till from a considerable emi- for the gratination of strangers, should live nence a charming view of the ocean teinpted to any violation of the sabbath, liv bursts upon the sight; as you proceed, nutubers which it ussembles, and the monsi the grounds are more ornamented, and viulity wlich it induces, are not likely to the Shrubs more luxuriant. The unos- contribute to sanctity of mammers; and the tentatious mansion is finely situated on injunctiou, "Remember the sabbath-dar ta ani eminence, commanding extensire keep it holy," issues from an authority, which views of the sea, while the intervening no mau, however elevated or distinguished, slopes are richly oritunented with any, can disegard with impunity.
the waves on the shore, the seclusion first religious establishment in the Island, and stiliness of the place, all conspire to is said to have been here. Sandown, a gile an air of soothing soloinnity to the short distance further, has a considerable
Those who have taste and feel föri, built by Henry VIII.: it is kept in 2014, must bid adieu 10 St. John's with repair, and well manned. Ilumiliating regret, and "cust many a longing, line proofs of the imperfect state oven of c gertig look behind."
vilized society, here crowd on the sigbt. Einstead had been mentioned to us The eye is ottended by those nurseries of as worthy iitention: this is a small hamlet, ignorance and ferocity-barracks; and
the mind is wresteu troin its tranquillity « Farshelterd in a glide onscure;" by the gleaming firelock, and the discorit is siiectly embosomed in wouds. Vear danturum. Vearihe shore a number of the humule church stands the parsonage, huts formed of ine soil, are crected for a beauutally sectuder cottage : it is als the soldiers' wives; those buildings, with most coveriel with jessamine and houcy- all their wretched accompanie ts, suge suckles, which meet the sloping thatch, gest the idea of a Hutten tut settiement. aud embower iis litile windows. A That man sboali e or be transformed glass door opens from the front into a into a machine for expediting human Tiule gardien, on whose beds bloom murder, is a melancholy and awful conbushes of myrtle which scarcely lose a sideration; but that this execrable proleaf even in winter : over the door is it fession should be carried or anvidst all siniple tablet, peeping from amongst that is beautiful and sublime in nature, surrounding shrios, on which is inscribed, is as offensive to taste, as it is obourious « Contentment is wealth."
to judgment and feeling. Near this spuç
is the cottage of the ouce celebrated John Contiguous to the garden, is a field bound- Willes. li is finely situated, the bay of ed by hanging woods, through the natural Sandown sweeping just below its winarches of winch, the ocean peeps upon dows. The plantations and shrubheries the sigiit. A next siinple walk leuls to a were once ornamented with pavilions, garden formed on the descending cliit, and gay with ilowers. A memorial to done which a thight of stone steps con- Churchill was erected here, atter a nodel ducts tu the beach. The continued wood ut liryil's tomb at Naples. The shrubruns along the coast, separating the gar- berics are now toru in pieces, the wood dentrom the ocean. Tlie inviting wichet destroyed, the house shut up, torlorn, and opening on the shore, sometimes leais desolate. On meeting a woman amidst Water-parties to land bere; and the bene- the twild, I asked her what had done all voleit occupier of this peaceful abode, this: she replied, " the soldiers, ma'am, is obliging enough to perint them to dine the suldiers; they tear every thing to under a spacious vew-tree, nicar the pieces;" and with an exclamation too house. I liad inagined that habitations sucred for the occasion, added “what comprising so many beauties, existed flowers there uur !'' only in the imaginations of the writers of It is scarcely possible to conceive riction: it wils it muistake; the Isle of within tirenty miles, a ride which comWight atzords many such, und Cinstead prehends such variety, beauty, ghleur, Prisonave is amongst the number. and sublimity, as that between Ryde
Steep-llill was now the place of our and Nitou. line bold views of ihe sea, destination; and we ascended our vehicle, lotty clitis, rich plots of grouud covered Bu bed with hope, tu see neu beanties, witni ripe harresis, and hanging woods and enjoy new plezures. The Priory ornamenting the deep slopes, tin an (the seat of Judge Grose) is the tirst obic ever-charming, ever-changing variery, ject to detain the traveller. The grounds it shamila Chine, the sublime part of are on a grand scale, and enrichen with the scenery comences.
This is an im searce sherbs and trecs. Fruin dittercut mense cl. sm, tormed by some awtui conopenings in the walls, rery fine views of vulsion of nature. The height of the the sea are : fordeland a large fleet at cliffs at its opening on the slyp, is at anchor within our sighi, urcatly enriched leirst two huwuret and seveuty fitt: the this scene.
Un uitting the Priory, talleshiping vinding skis ott ! issue roiul become buy interestilig, rowantic, are richly cuvi ed with a variety of fouage, and varied. St. Ilelen's is a lovely point: which conceals its termination. On the little bunict is situated oui à fine diterent edges of wealisparted rock, are clii, the harbxcur at the bottom. We two cottages, vr ich have a very pichinex! piles through Brading, a small mar resquc etiect, whether beheld from abce kel-town, aucient in its appearance. The or below; these heighten the novelty wd