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BIOGRAPHY,

BUONAPARTE'S LITERARY

WORKS. THE LATE CHARLES DIBDIN.

1. Letter of M. Buonaparte to M.

Matteo Buttafuoco, Deputy from CorCharles Dibdin was born at South

sica to the National Assembly, 1790. ampton on the 15th of March 1745 ;

This letter is signed “ Buonaparte," he was the eighteenth child, and his

and dated from my Cabinet of Milleli, mother was fifty at his birth. He had the 28th January, in the second year a brother twenty-nine vears older than of Liberty”-i. e. 1790. It consists of himself, Thomas Dibdin. on whose 28 pages octavo, and is without either death he wrote the beautiful ballad of place of publication or printer's name. “ Poor Tom Bowling." He was Cap.

It has been ascertained, however, to tain of an East Indiaman, and father have issued from the press of M. Fr. of the present Reverena Thomas Frog. X. Joly, printer at Dôle, when Buonanall Dibdin, of black letter celebrity,

parte was Lieutenant in the regiment Charles Dibdin was educated at

dit of La Fère-Artillerie. He corrected Winchester, and intended for the

the last proof sheets himself, and used Church, but music was his darling to walk to Dole for that purpose : passion. Fuseli, the organist of Wine setting out from Auxonne at 4 o'clock chester Cathedral, taught him the

in the morning; and, after his literary gamut, when only nine years of age,

labour, partaking of a very frugal and this was almost his only instruc

breakfast with M. Joly, from whose tion; yet, so eagerly and so success.

house he walked back to his garri. fully did he prosecute self-tuition, son by noon. The distance, to and that at the age of sixteen, he brought fro, thus performed, is eight Post out an opera, in two acts, called “The leagues !! Shepherd's Artifice," acted at Covent This letter to M. Buttafuoco is in Garden, and which was entirely effect a libel, written in an Italicowritten and composed by himself. French style, against this Deputy of From this time he became an active the Corsican Noblesse, who sat on the composer of music for operas, and soon Right Side of the Constituent Assembly. afterwards commenced actor, in the It adverts to a Patriotic Society at character of “ Dametas,” in “ Midas;" Ajaccio, and contains a panegyric upon but his best performances were the author's compatriot Arena, whom

Mungo," in the “ Padlock," and he afterwards caused to perish on the “ Ralph," in the “ Maid of the Mill,” scaffold. Mr. Amanthon, of Dijon, has in both of which it has been said he a copy ex autoris dono to a female of has never been equalled. In the latter Auxonne. character he was encored in all the 2. The Supper of Beaucaire. Avig. songs, his salary augmented thirty non, Sabin Tournal, 1793. Octavo shillings a week, and Ralph handker- and Anonymous. Reprinted at Paris chiefs were worn as frequently as 1821. with an Introduction by Fred. Belcher's in the days of that hero of Royon. the fist. : Dr. Knox paid a high compliment

3.. General and Complete Collection to the chasteness of Dibdin's muse,

of the Letters,Proclamations, Speeches, when he was told that he was the only

; Messages, &c. of Napoleon le Grand, man he ever saw that could convey a

Empereur, &c. classed and accompasermon through the medium of a comic

a nied by Historical Notes. Published song. Dibdin, independent of his by

is by C. A. Fischer, Leipsig. 2 vols. songs, about nine hundred in number. 8vo. 1808 and 1813. wrote nearly seventy dramatic pieces 4. Inedited Correspondence, official and set to music fifteen or sixteen, thé and confidential, of Napoléon Buonaproduction of other writers. Dibdin parte, &c. Paris, Panckoucke. 1819both wrote and composed with great 1820. 7 vols. 8vo. facility; he said the same impulse that 5. Works of Napoléon Buonaparte. inspired the words generally gave Paris, Panckoucke. 1819-1820. 8vo. birth to the music ; and thirty of his with Portraits. Five volumes are prominent songs did not cost him more published, and two or three more than three-quarters of an hour labour expected, including the Manuscripts each.

from St. Helena.

Works attributed to Buonaparte, in the embrasure of a window, covered

with books and papers, and two chairs. 1. The Notes in the volume entitled,

One of his brothers slept on a bad “ La Battaile d'Austerlitz,” by the

mattress in an adjoining apartment. Austrian General Baron Stutterheim.

They agreed upon the price for the 2d Edit. “ with Notes by a French

impression, but Buonaparte was moOfficer.” Paris 1807. 141 pages,

mentarily uncertain whether he should 12mo.

be marched from Auxonne or remain 2. The Manuscript from St. Helena.

there; and, in fact, the order for his Paris and London. Svo preceded by

going to Toulon came within a few an Advertisement signed G***** [Now

days after, and the work was never known not to have been Buonaparte's.]

printed. M. Joly repeats an anecdote, 3. Manuscript of the Isle of Elba.

that Buonaparte having the charge of Of the Bourbons in 1815. Published

the depôt with the ornaments of the by the Count *** London, 1820.

Regimental Church, (the chaplaincy 8vo.

having been suppressed), observed to 4. Memoir to serve for the History him, when showing them, “ If you of France in 1815, with the Plan of the have not heard mass, I can say it to Battle of Mont-Saint-Jean (Waterloo).

you.” Paris, Barrois, sen. 1820.' 8vo. An

3. Buonaparte read to the Institute Edition in 18mo, with the title differing in January 1798, a “ Report on a Polya little, is also in circulation. The

graphical Instrument" for printing circopy came from Mr. O'Meara to ine

culars with rapidity. Printer; as he swore upon his trial

4. The Hamburgh Correspondenten for publishing it.

of March last, states, that Count 6. On the Education of Princes of

Dzialinski has an interesting MS. of the Blood of France. Lackington,

from 30 to 40 folio pages, verified to London 1820. 8vo. Dated St. Cloud,

be Buonaparte's, by Montholon, Mon27 July 1812. The English transla:

nier, and Bassano, containing many tion is called, “ System of Education

curious documents on the history of for the Infant King of Rome;" and the Manual is said to have been addressed

the times, from about the year 1790 to

the commencement of the war in Italy. to the Imperial Council of State, under

Parts relate to a plan for improving the perional inspection of Napoleon.

the Turkish Artillery, and more im6. Buonaparte sometimes sent Notes

portant Notes, &c. to the Plan of to the Moniteur, on the Translations

Operations in the first Spanish Camfrom the English Journals, which were

paign, and to secret plans for settling submitted to him. The article headed

The Austrian and French frontiers. “ Angleterre" in the Moniteur under

5. Lastly, The Memoirs of his Life, the Imperial Government, is frequently

written by Buonaparte at St. Helena. loaded with Notes. M. Barrère de Viensac was the person appointed to write them; but the most violent are from Buonaparte's own hand.

THE HOUSEWIFE. Inedited Works of Buonaparte. 1. M. Panckoucke has announced

No. VII. an Essay sent by Buonaparte, when very young, for a prize given by the BOLUSSES FOR THE RHEUMAAcademy at Besancon.

TISM AND CONTRACTIONS 2. M. Joly (thé Printer at Dôle) OF THE JOINTS. states, that Buonaparte, in his youth, also wrote a History of Corsica, which Bruise four cloves of garlic with was to have been printed in 2 vols. two drachms of gum ammoniac, and 12mo. When in garrison at Auxonne, make them into six bolusses with in 1790, he invited M. Joly to come spring water. Take one every mornand see him, and “negotiate for the ing and evening, drinking plentifully printing of the work. M. Joly accord. of strong sassafras tea, at least twice ingly went. Buonaparte occupied in a day, while using this medicine. This the Pavillion a chamber almost bare, is said to be a most effectual remedy the sum total of its furniture being a for the rheumatism, and equally good bad bed without curtains, a table set in contractions of the joints.

TO TAKE INK SPOTS OUT OF

LONDINIANA. MAHOGANY. Apply spirits of salt with a bit of soft sponge, and the ink will soon disap SAINT PAUL'S SCHOOL. pear if done once or twice at short

This excellent institution was foundintervals.

in the reign of Henry VIII. by John Colet, D.D. Dean of St. Paul's, who

resolved, that as the city was deficient PILL FOR AN ACHING HOL in public schools, the sons of his felLOW TOOTH.

low citizens should partake largely of

his gratitude for the success of his Take half a grain each of opium family, while the whole kingdom might and yellow sub-sulphate of quicksilver, at the same time enjoy the good effects formerly called turpeth mineral; make of his bounty and of a classical educa. them into a pill, and place it in the tion. hollow of the tooth some hours before In 1509, he began seriously to carry bed-time, with a small piece of wax his design into effect; and conveyed over the top; when it is said never to the whole of his estate in London to fail effecting a complete cure.

the Mercers' Company, in trust for the endowment of his school. He also

drew up rules for the government of OIL OF BROWN PAPER FOR

his school, by which he directed, that

in the grammar-school there should be BURNS.

a high master, chosen by the wardens Take a piece of the thickest coarse and assistants of the Mercers' Com. brown paper, and dip it in the best salad pany; he was to be a man hoole in oil: then set the paper on fire. and body, honest and vertuous, and learned carefully preserve all the oil that

in good and cleane Latin literature, drops, for use.

and also in Greke, yf such may be gotten; a wedded man, a single man, or a prieste that hath no benefice with

cure, and no service that may lett the LIQUID FOR REMOVING SPOTS

due business in the schole. The wages OF GREASE, PITCH, OR OIL,

of this master was fixed at 'a mark FROM WOOLLEN CLOTH.

2 weke, and a lyvery gown of four In a pint of spring water, dissolve

nobles, delivered in cloth;' and a an ounce of pure pearl-ash; adding to

pension of 101. per annum when he the solution a lemon cut in small

was unable to teach any longer. slices. This being properly mixed, must

• There was also to be a surmaister, be kept in a bottle for use. A little

some man vertuouse in livinge, and of this liquid being poured on the

well lettered, that shall teach under stained part, is said instantaneously to

the maister.' He was to be appointed remove all spots of grease, pitch, or

by the high master, with the approba. oil; and, the moment they disappear,

tion of the surveyors, and to receive the cloth is to be washed in clear

68. 8d, a week, and a livery gown of water.

four nobles, delivered in cloth. The surveyors, on acknowledging him as

surmaster, are to expect him to do his CAPITAL FISH SAUCE. duty, and say unto him, 'Your roome

is no perpetuate, but according to your Take three well-beaten yolks of labour and diligence, otherwise found eggs, two anchovies, a quarter of a not according and reasonable, warned pound of butter, with as much flour as of us ye shall departe. will lay on the point of a knife; two A chaplain was appointed with a spoopsful of elder vinegar, a small salary of 81. per annum, and a livery bunch of sweet herbs, and a little gown of 268, 8d, delivered in cloth. pepper, salt, and nutmeg. Stir these The rules as to the admission of chil. together on the fire till the liquid is dren, and the regulations respecting thick ; but it must by no means be suf. them, are as follow: fered to boil. If it be not sufficiently “There shall be taught in the scole, sharp, squeeze in a little lemon-juice, children of all nations and contres indif. and pour it over the fish.

ferently, to the number of one hundred

and Afty-three, according to the num. ber of the seates in the schole. The

L'ALLEGRO. maister shall admit these children as they be offered from tyme to tyme; but first see that they canne say the Cate

No. VI. chyzon, and also that he can rede and

SNUFF TAKING. write competently, else let him not be admitted in no wise.

Every professed, inveterate, and inA child, at the first admission, once curable snuff-taker, at a moderate comfor ever, shal pay 4d, for wrytinge of putation, takes one pinch in ten his name: this money of the admissions minutes. Every pinch, with the agreeshall the poor scoler have, that swep- able ceremony of blowing and wiping eth the schole, and kepeth the seats the nose, and other incidental circumcleane.

stances, consumes a minute and a half. In every forme one principal childe One minute and a half out of every shal be placid in the chayre, president ten, allowing sixteen hours to a snuffof that forme.

taking day, amounts to two hours and The children shall come unto the twenty-four minutes out of every paschole in the mornynge at seven of the tural day, or one day out of every ten. clocke, both in winter and somer, and One day out of every ten amounts to tarye there untyl eleven, and return thirty-six days and a half in every againe at one of the clocke, and depart year. Hence, if we suppose the pracat five. And thrise in the daye pros- tice to be persisted in forty years, two trate they shall say the prayers, with entire years of the snuff-taker's life due tract and pausing, as they be con- will be dedicated to tickling his nose, teyned in a table in the schole, that is and two more to blowing it. to say, in the mornynge, and at none, and at eveninge.

• In the sogle, in no tyme in the yere, they shall use talough condell in no

VICARS OF BRAY. wise, but al only waxe candell, at the costes of theyr frendes.

The Vicar of Bray, in Berkshire, . Also I will they bring no meate, was a Papist, under the reign of Henry nor drinke, nor bottel, nor use in VIII. and a Protestant under Edward the schole no breakfasts, nor drink- VI.; he was a Papist again under ings, in the tyme of learnynge in no Mary, and once more became a Prowise; yf they nede drinke, let them testant in the reign of Elizabeth. be provided in some other place. When this scandal to the gowo was

I will they use no cock-fyghtynge, reproached for his versatility of relinor rydinge about of victorye, nor dis- gious creeds, and taxed for being a puting at Saint Bartilimewe, which is turncoat and an inconstant changeling, but foolish babling and losse of tyme. as Fuller expresses it, he replied, I will also that they shal have no re- “ Not so neither; for if I changed my medyes * : if the maister granteth any religion, I am sure I kept true to my remedyes, he shall forfeit 40 8. totiens principle, which is to live and die quotiens, excepte the Kyng, or an arch- Vicar of Bray !” This vivacious and bishop, or a bishop, present, in his Reverend hero has given birth to a own person in the scole desire it. proverb peculiar to this country, “The

All these children shall, every Chil- Vicar of Bray will be Vicar of Bray dermast daye, come to Paulis Church, still." But how has it happened that and heare the childe bishop sermon; this Vicar should be so notorious, and and after be at high masse, and each one in much higher rank, acting the of them offer a penny to the childe same part, should have escaped notice? bishop, and with them the maisters and Dr. Kitchen, Bishop of Llandaff, from purveyors of the scoleg.

an idle Abbot under Henry VIII. was (To be continued.)

made a busy bishop; Protestant onder

Edward, he returned to his old master • Alluding to the number of fish taken by under Mary; and at last took the St. Peter, John xxi. 2.

Play-days.

oath of supremacy under Elizabeth, Holy Innocents' day, 28th December,

The boy bishop was one of the choristers and finished as a Parliamentary Proof a cathedral, who was chosen by the rest to testant. A pun spread the odium of officiate from St. Nicholas's Day, to the evening his name ; for they said that he had of Innocent's Day, in the babit of a bishop; and if he died in the interval, was buried in

always loved the Kitchen better than that babit, or represented in it, as at Salisbury. the Church !

TEL MUSES' WILD WREATE. From spleen at beholding the young

more carest,

From pettish asperity tartly expressed, THE OLD MAID'S PRAYER TO From scandal, detraction, and every DIANA.

such pest,

From all thy true servant de. Since thou and the stars my dear God.

liver ! dess decree

Nor let satisfaction depart from her That, old maid as I am, an old maid I lot, must be,

Let her sing if at ease, and be patient Oh! hear the petition I offer to thee, if not,

For to bear it must be my en- Be pleas'd when regarded, content deavour;

when forgot, From the grief of my friendships all Till the fates her slight thread shall dropping around,

dissever! Till not one whom I loved in my youth

'can be found, From the legacy-hunters that near us

"TIS EVE ON THE OCEAN. abound, Diana, thy servant deliver ! 'Tis eve on the ocean,

The breeze is in motion, From the scorn of the young, or the And

of me And briskly our vessel bounds forth flouts of the gay,

on its way ;From all the trite ridicule rattled

The blue sky is o'er us, away

The world is before us, By the pert ones who know nothing Then Ellen, my sweet one, look up better to say,

and be gay! (Or a spirit to laugh at them

Why sorrow thus blindly, give her ;)

For those who unkidly From pining at fancied neglected de. Could launch, and then leave us on sert,

life's troubled sea; Or vain of a civil speech, bridling

Who so heartlessly scanted alert,

The little we wanted, From finical niceness, or slatternly And denied us the all that we asked dirt,

to be free! Diana, thy servant deliver! But we've 'scaped from their tram. From over solicitous guarding of pelf, mels,—the word is “ Away!” From humour unchek'd, that most peg

Then Ellen, my sweet one, look up tilent elf,

and be gay! From every unsocial attention to self, Orridiculous whim whatsoever ;

On! On we are speeding, From the vapourish freaks or metho

While, swiftly receding, dical airs

The white cliffs of Albion in distance Apt to sprout in a brain that's exempt. grow blue ; ed from cares,

Now that gem of earth's treaFrom impertinent meddling in other's sures, affairs,

That scene of past pleasures, Diana, thy servant deliver ! The home of our childhood, fades fast

on our view. From the erring attachments of deso. Yet still thy heart's swelling, late souls,

My turtle-eyed Ellen! From the love of spadille and of ma. What recks it to us that we leave it tadore boles,

behind ? Of lap-dogs, and parrots, and monkies, Dark ills may betide us, and owls,

But Fate cannot guide us Be they ne'er so uncommon and Where foes are more bitter, or friends clever;

are less kind, But chief from the love with all love. Than we've found them at home;liness flown, i

but the word is “ Away!" Which makes the dim eye condescend Then Ellen, my sweet one, look up to look down

and be gay. On some ape of a fop, or some owl of a clown,

Now twilight comes round us, Diana, thy servant deliver ! And dimness hath bound us,

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