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NEW AND RARE PLANTS.
ascertained. The leaves are produced thickly toACACIA RICEANA, Henslow-(Leguminacæa
gether on the branches, as in Heaths, but are Paxt. Fl. Gard.)--A tall, drooping bush, with long quaternate, decurrent, oblong, or ovate, dark green, spikes of pale yellow flowers, named after the Right concave above, keeled beneath, and on each side thé Hon. T. Spring Rice (now Lord Monteagle), and keel or midrib has a pale, glaucous, depressed line. discovered by Mr. R. Gunn, near Hobart Town, Van The plant produces male and female flowers; and Dicmen's Land. It is stated to grow, in its native the genus is most allied to Thuiopsis of Siebold and country, from six to ten feet high; but it has been Zuccarinii, but it has only six scales to the cone, grown in the large conservatory of the Horticultural three of them seed-bearing, and each scale including Society's garden upwards of twenty feet high. It only three seeds. It is found much further south
than the Araucaria imbricata, and near the limit of perpetual snow. It is, therefore, likely to prove quite hardy in this country. Native of Patagonia,
forms a very elegant bush, having numerous weeping branches, which in spring are loaded with clusters of its yellow flowers, and is considered one of the most handsome of the whole genus to which it belongs. The leaves or phyllodes grow in clusters, and are linear, deep green. The flowers grow eingly, in long, loose spikes. (Syn., A. setigera—Hook.) It is distinguished from A. junipera by that species having its flowers in solitary spherical beads, not in long, loose spikes, as in the subject of our present notice.
whence seeds were sent by Mr. Lobh, collector to
Messrs. Veitch, of Exeter, by whom it was introFitz-ROYA PATAGONICA, Hook. — Pinaceæ duced. The genus is named in honour of Capt. (Bot. Mag.)- A choice and beautiful cone-bearing Robert Fitz-Roy, of H.M.S. Beagle. Our figure is evergreen tree, the full size of which has not been
a little reduced.
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MONTHLY BELLE ASSEMBLÉE,
Acting upon this information, the young man
dismissed the chair, and following his valet, The fashionable hour for dining with the Pounce, down an adjacent court, soon gained
men upon town" of the first half of the private ingress to his dwelling, by means of an eighteenth century was two o'clock. The din- obscure window in the rear. Then ascending a ner was usually taken at a tavern; and as mo- back staircase, he reached a luxurious room, deration was by no means considered a virtue where his valet robed him in a loose gown, in those days, few of such as thus dined were drew his settee to the fire, placed his chocolate left sober by the hour of six. The fashionable before him, and handed him a newspaper, about gallant of this period was, in his frippery, his the size of a child's pocket-handkerchief. Diseffeminacy, his love of finery, an anomaly regarding this last, Sir John Ogilvy sipped his almost past our modern comprehension. His chocolate, stretched himself luxuriously on his back was worth more than his body; his breed-couch; and then seeing that Pounce still reing as well as learning were both had in the mained; he somewhat querulously demanded academy of compliments. In dressing his only why the duns had not, as usual, been got industry was shown-four hours each morning rid of. being the time commonly devoted to the toilet. “ There hath been no means, Sir John,” reThe popinjay's genius was in his suits ; his plied the sinister-looking valet, as he affected, generosity in his tailors' bills. When he was
with immense care, to fold his master's bedressed, the business of the day was over
dizened coat ;
“ persuasions and promises hath when he was undressed he was invisible. His been laughed at. There's the man for the price clothes were all that was ever seen of him; and of the Ranelagh tickets; the sempstress from when he died, they were his only valuable re- Fleet-street about the ruffles ; Tow, the wigmains, to be hung up as trophies in Monmouth- maker, for your three last wigs; the chariotstreet.
maker, and four tailors; and more saucy than About the same time as the ballad-girl and the rest, is Tendril, the goldsmith's headJohnny Bobkin took their way to Lincoln's Inn, apprentice-he saith his master must have his there issued from The Smyrna one of these noon- money without delay.” day revellers, who bowing languidly to such “ The dog!” muttered Ogilvy, with vicious friends of the feast as were crowded round the bitterness, * shall wait till doomsday; I owe door, glanced at his watch, and entering a chair him a grudge that shall be paid. The rest must which waited, bid the men bear him quickly on wait till—" to Bow-street. This street, then dedicated “ Till Sir John's married,” suggested the neither to trade nor justice, was a fashionable sinister valet. “ I've seen Miss Trapple to-day, quarter of the town. The footmen, the sedan. Sir John, and she's very anxious, very willing, chairs, the hackney coaches, the private chariots, to lay down all her father's money-bags to bethe ceaseless noise of knockers, were some of
my lady."" the signs of its aristocratic character.
“ But she's ugly, deformed, and sixty," The chair of the diner at The Smyrna had laughed the rake, as he shrugged his shoulders. scarcely entered the street, when it was stopped “ She may bribe you, Pounce, in the hope of by a man who had been watching for it for a catching your master ; but it won't do, not considerable period under an adjacent doorway. whilst there are ministerial bribes to be had for “ The hall is full of duns to-night, Sir John,
little work. So say no more about her, he whispered, " and there are three servers of Pounce, unless the necessity be greater.” writs amongst them-one disguised as an old The valet smiled in his dark sinister way; woman; one as a parson ; a third as a quack but it was not seen, for Sir John took up his doctor. There is no getting in, the front way: paper. it must be by a window, or the back-door-the He had not been reading long, before Pounce, first best, as there may be spies about.” who had retired, ushered in a visitor, who, by
Ogilvy's manner, seemed expected. It was a paid the price of his twentv years' service; the man rather carelessly than shabbily dressed. Other to consummate, by treachery and fraud, His face, once handsome and yet intellectual, his deadly hatred against iluthven. was haggard and careworn, though his age " Doth all this bitterness you express, Sir could not be more than thirty-three. His hair John, arise froin the squabble in St. James's was already partly grey; and the wild fire that Mall three inonths'ago?" asked Amhurst, when at times lighted up his eyes seemed the effect of they bad talked awhile. Did the mere rescue disease or insanity. It was Nicholas Amhurst, of the goldsmith's goddaughter cause an averthe celebrated political writer of the “ Crafts- sion such as this ? "It surely cannot, Sir John, man,” the most popular newspaper of that I am accustomed to read men's motives, and mushrooin tribe, which from the days of Anne judge thereon.” to the end of the reign of the second George, The young man coloured, hesitated, and sprung up and lived their day, according to the dropped' his eyes beneath the other's searching success of the party or faction they advocated. gaze. Indeed, his tremor became so excessive, Expelled from Oxford, this germ of a Tory that he rose, and made a vain attempt to University grew suddenly into a revolutionary hide it. Whig; this pupil of a reverend doctor became Y-e-g--yes,” he at length answered. “Most at once a bater of all churchmen; and he who hate between man and man hath its cause in had little morality himself assumed to be a woman." teacher of mankind. From this time-open to The editor of the “ Craftsman” shook his any bribe or any bidder-this man of real talent head. The doubt thus implied roused the became, under the leadership, and assisted by other's anger, and he said insolently, “ It is not the talents of Bolingbroke and Pulteney, the much I ask. Mr. Amhurst can please bimself fierce opponent of the Walpole administration, as to performance." advocating reform, not because it was a prin- Much,” reiterated Amhurst, dwelling on ciple with those who paid hiin, or that they had the first rather than hearing the latter wordsa whit more patriotism than other men. Am- " not much, is it, to draw a man into a frank hurst had toiled for twenty years with hireling confession of bis opinions, and betray him afterpen, merely to show the town the difference be- warus ? Not much to print that which he hath tween what was and what might be done. This written in the belief of your confidence, and reeffort had not been without its intended effect ward it by a messenger and a warrant? Not in raising the indignation of the people, and much to be a Judas, eh?” controlling the power of the Walpole adminis- “ I had not yet stated particulars," drawled tration. This very man could write like Viss Ogilvy, affecting to treat the point with nonFogg upon the “ Liberty of the Press," against chalance; " I merely state again what I did yes" Bribery in forthcoming Elections," upon the terday. The power of the • Craftsman' is dead, " Representation of a Free People;" and could like the man it opposed. You haven't made advocate Triennial Parliaments, though one of the harvest you thought to make; and as his hirers was both a Jacobite and a Tory. Yet Pulteney can do without you, I merely offer the the Administration was not a tittle more virtuous best equivalent. According to thy own showthan the Opposition; the latter was only more ing, thou intendest to turn from the principles fortunate than the former in having cleverer hire and men thou hast upheld for the last twenty lings, of whom Amhurst was one--a crew who years, and oppose the government thou built did not live merely on the pay of the day, but up. To this end thou intendest to start a jouron the greedy promises of the morrow.
nal called the 'Scorpion,' if my memory serve; Ainhurst was now reaping the fruit of his and all I asked thee, was to allure this covenanttwenty years' toil – DISAPPOINTMENT. He ing Scot to write therein, and with his own pen had been successful in writing down Walpole, weave a net to catch himself; whilst you, in the but his reward had not come. For though meantime safe, would be paid well for the work Pulteney was created a marquis, Bolingbroke done. One thing recollect-I saved you from a had left the kingdom, and between them the jail two days ago; and your very readiness to man who had served their interests was for- become a fellow-lodger with this man, was at gotten and starving: Yet in the very abject- least a guarantee to me that thou would'st acness of his misery, the moral and better nature cept of what I offered. The world wouldn't of the man outsbone.
give Mr. Amhurst credit for such delicate and This Sir John Ogilvy, the gay popinjay who suddenly - acquired honour. I'm surprised, now lay stretched so luxuriously on his couch, certainly.” Thus saying, Sir John rapped his had become known to the editor of the “Crafts-jewelled snuff-box, and took a leisurely pinch of man,” through the circumstance of their occa- snuff. sionally meeting at various coffee-houses. The Amhurst's words were slow to come ; but acquaintanceship thus commenced had ripened when they did they were full of effect. into intimacy, for the one was a distant relation “ If I've been a tool, a bireling, and clay in of Pulteney, the other his workman; and this others' hands, there hath been excuse in my had brought them together at the office of the necessity. And if, as thou saith, my fame is minister. On the present occasion, this inti- infamous, it hath been so on a broad principle, macy had an added motive on either side ; for and not borne reference to men individually. the one hoped, through Ogilvy's interest, to get And though an author by profession, I have at