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tice can either prevent or remove, preșsed. The room, which will but practice of such a quality, it contain one hundred persons, by gives us pleasure to observe, is the unremitting attention of Mr. introducing to living reputation, Ireland, the innkeeper, to the the successful amateurs of our lo- comfort of his guests, is ventilacal harmonic society at the Gol- ted, as it were, by invisible means, den Cross, and opening a source for by tubes let into the wall, deof inspiriting and rational recrea- scending to the floor, and crosstion in the town unknown to it ing in other directions, a dangerbefore. On Tuesday evening the ous current in any one place is increased number of visiters was avoided, and the cool temperaconsiderable, and unqualified ture of the atmosphere, in all were the terms of approbation ex- parts alike, is preserved.
The following lines were written by the son of the celebrated Dr. Russell, who has so much increased the population and prosperity of the town of Brighthelmston, by recommending its waters, the sea air, and bathing
Brighthelmston was confes'd by all
T abound with females fair ;
Prefer'd the waters there :
For fear shall endure
Which Russell's skill can't cure !
O hush ye winds, ye tempests cease to blow,
ON THE GENERAL CONSEQUENCES OF EARLY AND IM
Res est soliciti plena timoris amor.-Ovid
Sunt lacrymæ rerum, et mentem mortalia tangunt.--STATIUS.
The marriage state is but a lottery,
When their young bosoms burn'd with fierce desires,
EPITAPH ON A PARISH CLERK, AT WESTER, IN CHESHIRE.
There lieth entombed within this vault so dark,
Marriages.-On the 2d inst. at Rye, in this county, S. B. Chamberlayne, esq. of Ryes, in the county of Essex, to Elizabeth Woollett, of Rye, widow of the late J. Woollett, esq.-On the 4th inst. at South Berstead, Mr. C. L. Sparks, to Miss Moorey, both of Bognor. -On the 4th inst. Mr. Neighbour, of his majesty's private band, to Mrs. Best, relict of Mr. J Best, of the same band. On the 4th inst. lord Stopford, to lady A. M. Scott, daughter of the late duke of Bucleugh.—R. A. Musgrove, esq. fourth son of the late sir J. Musgrove, bart. to Katherine, second daughter of Col. Lowther.
Deaths.-Suddenly, on the 16th ult. at her son's, Tillington, Mrs. Stent, in her 64th year.-On the 27th ult. R. Wyett, esq. of Arundel. -At West Tarring, Sussex, Mrs. Pelling, aged 90.--On the 6th inst. in his 80th year, Mr. R. Earle, late clerk of the salt-office, Chichester.—On the 1st inst. at Lewes, aged 63, Mr. J. Bishop, of Ringmer.
Philo, and several other communications have been received.
THE BRIGHTON GLEANER.
“ Honour and worth from no conditions rise ;
Act well your part, there all the honour
MONDAY, JULY 29, 1822.
EPITOME OF BRIGHTON—continued from page 242. This gallery, the furniture of a minor scale, blended with it, which includes bamboo couches, in all the luxuriance of seema rich collection of oriental china, ing cultivation; and from which Chinese figures, &c. opens, at ornament or lower, depends a the northern extremity, into the glittering pagoda of cut glass Music Room.
connecting itself with an imIt is scarcely in the power mense lamp, in the shape of a of words to convey an accurate open lotus, or water lily, suridea of its rich and glowing rounded by gold dragons, and magnificence; the ærial imagery enriched by various transparent of fancy, and the embellishments devices, emanating from the of fertile invention, profusely de- heathen mythology of the Chinese. scribed in the “ Thousand and The dome itself, which appears one Nights,” and the popular to have been excavated from a tales of magic, involving the rock of solid gold, is supported enchanted palaces of the Genii, by a convex cove, intersecting fall short, in splendour of detail, itself with an octagonal base. to the scene of imposing gran- It is ornamented with Chinese deur, and the beautiful combina- devices, in green gold, upon a tion and effect of the myriads of light blue and red ground. It of glittering objects, which, in also displays eight windows of the plenitude of art and refine- stained glass, rich in devices of ment of taste, this superb apart- the Chinese fancy, the effect of ment alone displays, It is forty- which is indescribably imposing two feet in the square, with and brilliant, and which are two recesses of ten feet each, contrived to admit of being making the extreme length six- suitably illuminated exteriorly. ty-two feet. In height it rises Descending from the cove's base, forty-one feet to a dome thirty a splendid canopy is seen, with feet in diameter. This dome is carved scrolls, bells, &c. At gilt with green gold, and orna- each of the angles of this costly mented with sparkling scales room, a pagoda tower meets the and fossils, which diminish in view, formed of sparkling glass size to the centre, and add much and china, with lamps suspended to the apparent elevation. In the from its projecting angles, dispoint of this dome is an ornament, playing the open lotus, &c. to representing, in all its vivid tints, correspond with the former, and the sunflower, with others, on give uniformity to the general
effect. The canopy before side of the room is a chimneymentioned is supported by piece of white statuary marble, columns of crimson and gold; of exquisite workmanship, by their height from the floor mea- Westmacot, ornamented with sures twenty-three feet, and or-molu columns, &c. above round which enormous serpents which is an effulgent mirror, one are twisted, in all their diversity hundred and forty-one inches in of colours and terrific expression, length, by ninety-two in width, of animal capability. The walls encompassed by a rich and glitterare covered with twelve paintings, ing canopy, supported by four highly finished, imitative of the columns of radiant gold. In crimson japan ; the subjects in- front of this mirror a time-piece troduced views in China, is placed, exquisitely superb and principally in the neighbourhood beautiful, and producing an effect of Pekin; they are equal in ex- not easily to be described. The ecution and niceties of finish, to stove, fender, fire irons, &c. are the best miniature painting, and of polished steel and or-molu; exhibit a beautiful specimen of they were furnished by Cutler, British art. The pannels con- and excite the strongest feelings taining these paintings have of admiration. To the right of frames of gold, with a bordering the chimney is another couch, of blue and yellow fret, heighten- corresponding in magnificence ed in gold. The recesses with the one noticed. On the thirty-three feet by ten, and six- east side of the room, light is teen feet high ; they terminate admitted by five windows, the in the square of the room by a draperies of which, composed of covex cove, representing rows of blue and red, and yellow silks, bamboo, confined by ribbons. with rich fringes, are supported The north, recess contains a by dragons. The carpet, which magnificent organ, by Lincoln ; entirely covers the floor, was it is the largest instrument in the manufactured at Axminster, and kingdom ; its compass is from is one of the most spacious in the CCC, with a double diapason kingdom. It is of a light blue throughout; it is as much dis- ground, with Chinese subjects, tinguished for its peculiar deli- in gold colour. This dazzling cacy of tone, as for its prodigious apartment also contains many powers. The space which this of the most rare and valuable stupendous instrument occupies, specimens of oriental china, parat the back of the recess is twenty ticularly those of the four feet in length, with an height and pagodas, which are fifteen feet width of similar dimensions. high, resting on bases of shining There are two entrances to this blue, and which room, one from the egyptian factured by Spode. Magnificent gallery, and the other from the china jars, on supporters of exyellow drawing-room, each un- traordinary brilliance, also conder a splendid canopy, supported tribute to interest and astonish by gold columns. Uniformity is all beholders. The embellishtastefully preserved, by apparent ments of this apartment may entrance-doors to correspond, on truly be said to impart the highthe sides opposite. On the west est degree of credit to the pro