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great part of Lecale to the cast (the division of Lecale contains Down.

onk wood, and feathered down to the water's edge.

Underueath it is a little patrick Strangford, Killough, Ardglass,

quay, from whence there is a walk of and Dandrum).

Three quarters of a mile along the baoks Tollymore Park, Lord Roden. Few,

of the bay, completely arboured over if any, noblemen, either in Ireland or in

by oak trees. A good road is continued the sister kingdom, can boast a resis along the coast, under the Mourne dence placed in so singular and roman. Mountains, to • Dundruin Bay. I have tic a situation. The approach to it, seen no place with a more pleasing.comunder a Gothic gateway, is truly pre- biuation of rural beauties: mountains possessing. A lofty and extended range agreeably varied with wood, heath, and of well-wooded mountains, diversified down, on one side ; others on the oppoin their forins, meet the eye in frout; site coast singularly cultivated in small of these, Sleive Donard is ihe highest, portions or stripes, resembling a quilt and has two Carnedds to grace ils sum- of patch work; between then an es. mait: but the Diamond Rock is most tended channel of water, on the banks conspicuous, from its very rugged form. of which is the town of Carlingford, The situation of this mausion-house is with its ruined abbies and castle; a very sicgular, and I may say unique ; purling brook, Gne trees, beatly whitenfor independent of this grand inland ed cottages. scenery, immediately opposite the win. From Ross Trevor to Newry, county dows, it has a full view, to the left, of Down and Armagh, seven miles." of the Ocean and the Isle of Man. The whole line of coast presents a con-, The adjoining demesne has the beau- tinuation of gentlemens' bouses, low tifol accompaniment of a rapid moun- and neat, aod wbitened cottages, as far tain stream, which pursues its course, as Warreu's Point, a village much freenbosomed in thick woods, through quented by sea-bathers. The æstuary a deep channel of indented rocks, and now contracts itself into a narrower fortes in its progress several cataracts; channel, and assuines the name of the one of which, at some distance from Narrow Water. The ferry, and ad. the house, is well worth noticing. joining old castle, afford a good subject The plantations are very extensive, for the pencil. A most excellent level and are increased annually by Lord road continues its track on the water's Roden.

edge ; rugged and barren mountains From Tollymore Park to Hill Towo, rising immediately from its banks ; eigtit miles.-On leaving Lord Rodeu's trees and partial cultivation afterwards Park, a desert succeeds a paradise. clothe their declivities, and whiteoed On approaching Hill Town, see the houses, ships, and barges, tend to anivillage of Rathfriland upon an emi. mate the scene. At the upper end of Dence to the right; and an earthen the channel, which is nearly straight, work planted with fir-trees on the leftthe town of Newry opens itself to view. with a craggy hill, that looks well, be. A most beautiful and interesting drive. yond it. Hill Town is a small village Newry is a large irregular town, siwith a fes bouses and a turrelted church. tuated on the side of a hill, by a river

From Hill Town to Ross Trevor, of the same name, from the Narrow county of Down, six miles-a rich and Water above described. It has a compleasing view of Carlingford Bay, which munication with Lough Neagh to the is so completely land-locked aod sur. worth, and with the æstuary of Carreended by mountains, that it appears liugford Bay to the south, by means rather like a large lake than the sea. of a capal. Vessels of two hundred

The entrance to the village of Ross tons can come up to the town. Here Trevor is particularly striking, through is a considerable liuen manufacture, a as irregular grove of tall and aged trade extensive io shipping, and a large asb-trees, the sea and whitened houses exportation of butter. Buildings have glimmering bel ween them ; a truly ru and are increasing, and it may be conral village retirement, and commande sidered as a large Aourishing commer. ing within its immediate neighbour. cial town. It is a borough, and sends bood more agremens than the gene one member to Parliament. There is a rality of sea places; a dry soil, shady druidical monument on the banks of saiks, diversified rides, and good bath- the canal, about two miles north of ing. The most striking feature of this Newry, also a large Cairn, or beap of place is a lofty mountain covered with stones. Esrs. Mae. Pol, LXXIII. Jan. 1818.

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From Newry to Dundalk, county of these ruins were reduced to two imLouth, ten miles--Pass through the perfect buildings; the one a square or Jittle village of Jonesborough ; and on oblong chapel, which, from the remains descending skirt the rich plantations of its groined roof, and windows, seem of Mr. Fortescue, at Ravepsdale Park, to have been executed in a good stile. backed by a fine heathy mountain. It was also once decorated with a very Continue to descend towards Dundalk. richly sculptured doorway. Adjoining See on the left a rugged hill, well wood. this chapel, is an octagonal building ed, and the bay ; coast flat. The soil in tolerable good preservation, and of becomes richer and better cultivated, an uncommon shape and design. and an occasional wheat field appears. Slane, a neat little village situated See on the right a raised earthen work, on the banks of the river Boyne. Adwith a building upon it, and beneath joiniog the town are some extensive and it a castle with a church in ruins. productive four mills; and near ibem Dundalk is a large town, with some

is an entrance gateway to the demesne wide streets, one of which is a mile in of Lord Conyngham, Slane Castle ; length. The seat of the Clanbrassil slender and meagre, according to the family, now descended to Lord Roden, Gothic costume of modern architects slands in the middle of il-a spacious - the mansion house is also castellated. garden and demesne extends bebind the - Ruins of an abbey.-The Hermitage bouse, well wooded, but neglected; the of Eric was situated close to the river, meadows are very rich, possess some and-some trilling remains of it are still good situations for a mansion house. visible in Lord Conyngham's grounds.

From Dundalk to Dunleer, in the New Grange Monument is in this county of Louth, ten miles. It is a

county, at a short distance from the sipall town, with nothing remarkable. — river Boyne. - Cavern.“ At the enIn going to Dunleer, near Lurgan Green, trance, the gallery is three feet wide is a seat of Lord Clermont.- At a short and two bigh. At thirteen feet from distapce to the right are the remains of the entrance, it is about two feet (wo a fine round tower at Drumiskin.- inches wide. The length of the galPass through Castle Bellingham-See lery, from its mouth to the beginning a ruined church on the right, and an of the dome, is sixty-two feet; from earthed work on the left. Trees and tbence to the upper part of the dome, gentlemen's seats increase.

eleven feet, six inches; the whole length, From Dunleer to Slave, county of seventy-ope and a half feet. The dome, Meath, fourteen miles. The ruins at or cave, with the long gallery, gives Monasterboice form a singular and in the exact figure of a cross: the length teresting group, the preciocts of a between the arms of the cross is lwenty small church-yard contain (wo perfect feet: the dome forms an octagon twenty stone crosses, and one imperfect ; a feet high, with an area of about sevenlarge round tower, and the shell of teen fcet : it is composed of loug fat two chapels. The round tower main- stones, the upper projecting a little be. tains its usual position to the north low the lower, aud closed iu and capped west of the church. The loftiest of the with a fat flag. two crosses, which is situated between Ledwich observes, " That the Monuthe two churches, is called st. Boyne's ment of New Grange, near Drogheda, Cross; but the other, on the southern will at once shew the paganism of the side of the church-yard, is equally rich Trish, and exhibit it as an admirable inin point of sculpture.

stance of its remains.— The Irish OstFrom Monaster boice, I proceeded to meu embraced the faith about 853 ; Collon, where the spirited exertions of and in this century, I think, we may Mr. Foster are evident in every road, date the construction of the Mount at hedge, and cottage; his plantations are New Grange;--- it was made, and adorned, very extensive, and increasing annually with every sepulcbral honour, to the --The ruins of Mellifont; alas! how memory of sume illustrious Northern are the mighty fallen ! two jpconsi. chief. derable buildings mark the site of this This tract of country seems to be once sumptuous monastery of the Cis- particularly rich in similar auliquities : tertian order. Sinall, however, as are there is a cavern in Lord Nellerville's tbe remains, they have still their in- park; another lately discovered in Mrs. terest, aod deservedly clain the tra MʻGwire's domain; and I passed, in my veller's attention. I before said, that way to New Grange, a large raised

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mound, which bore a great resemblance and which, till within these few years, to its elevated neighbour. I also ob- produced only fern and furze, are now Jerved, in a field adjoining the New allotted to extensive and profitable Grange, a smaller sepulchral tumulus, plantations of strawberry plants. that might easily be opened ; and Enter the Phenix Park, wbicb, on another raised earthen work nearer this side, presented more natural beau. Lord Nellerville's park.

ties than I could have imagined; and a Slane to Nayan, county of Meath, most advantageous, and even pictur. six piles.- Many natural beauties on esque view of the City of Dublin. the banks of the Boyne.-See on the

(To be continued.) left a castle near tbe river ; and on the rigtt, at Donaghmore, a large round

FRAGMENTA. tower, nearly perfect, a small portion saly of the stove roof having falleo. BEING THOUGHTS, OBSERVATIONS, RE-Sear the town of Navan, 1 observed FLECTIONS, AND CRITICISMS, WITH on the right a raised earthen work.

Naran is a market and post-town, steated at the conflux of the rivers

No. XXIII. Blackwater and Boyne-Ruins of an abbey : in the burial ground are the

VIRTUE AND VICE. remains of many aucient tonsbs, with TASUISTRY is not a favorite science igures in basso relievo.

From Nasan to Trim, county of ing questions respecting the exact limits Meath, eight miles. — See on the left of virtue and vice might be submitted a ruined church, mansion-house, and to a modern Suarez, or a Bellarmine, earthed work, another dilapidated without impropriety. church, and close to the Boyne is a

In what consists precisely the virtue small chapel in ruins. At a short dis- of bumanity? There are many persons tance from bence, and within sight, existing, who, setting aside every prestands Bective Abbey, situated on the cept of religion, would actually and banks of the said river, and presenting literally suffer more pain by refusing raiber a castellated tban a monastic to relieve a wretch in actual distress, exterior. Trim.-of the ruins within its walls, of money necessary for that relief. Do

than by depriving themselves of the sum the castle is the most prominent fca, these persons acquire any additional tere, both from its dimensions, and merit in the sight of Heaven, by luxue situation on the banks of the river riously indulging tbeir own inclina. Borne. No less thaa four religious tions? establishments have been recorded by Where shall we fix the exact point of Mr. Archdale, `as existiog at Trim: rice in the article of intemperance ? there are two others in its immediate Shall the puling sinner, who grows conDeighbourhood that deserve notice. fused and ridiculous after three glasses The priory of Newtown, situated on

of port, be liable to a more severe centhe northern banks of the river Bogne, sure hereafter, ihan that jolly fellow who At a short distance from Nowtown Ab- swallows bottle after bottle and bowl bey, but on the opposite banks of the after bowl ; who secs his convivial river Boyne, and immediately adjoining friends totter and sink from their a bridge over that river, are the re- chairs ; who, in fine, after drinking mains of a priory of St. John the Bap- a triumphant farewell humper over the

fallen arvuud bim, can walk coolly From Trim to Kilcock, eleven miles. hone, and cast up the week's account From Kilcock, county of Kildare, to of his house-keeping without an error Dablin, sixteen miles.

before he goes to bed? Such variation Passing through Maynooth and Leis. lip, I varied the road to Dublin, by the may be found between one drinker and

another. But who shall settle whether recommendation of my friends; and the sin be actually constituted by depricrossing the Liffey near Lucan, county vation of reason, or by indulgence of of Dublin, continued to follow its nor

appetite? thern banks, through a marrow vale, well wooded, and ricbly varied with The casuists might also amuse Ibem. gentlemen's seats.

The southern de. selves with settling, whether the fole divities of the banks facing the river, lowing action sbould be ranged under

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WEALTH. We once bad a friend who studied at a celebrated university; and having and few, very few in proportion, can

All people want to be extremely rich, a strong predilection for anatomy, took

have that wish gratified: now, as augreat pleasure in attending on disser

thors are, by prescription, excluded tions. One evening, be, with many others, were anxiously attending the

from receiving any wnsiderable bene.

fits from Plutus, it seems to be a duty. commencement of that operation ou

incumbent on that literary branch of the the body of a polorious inalefactor, which lay stretched out on the table disappointed to present as many motives

for consolation as possible to their before them ; the surgeon, who had

anxious brethren. been placing it in a proper position,

Extreme wealth is generally accom. turning to the company, addressed them thus :- I am pretty certain, gentle. annihilates the treasure it preys upon,

panied either by a profusion, which soon med, from the warmth of the subject,

or a suspicion, wbichreuders all its and the flexibility of the limbs, that,

enjoyments tasteless. by a proper degree of attention and

Wit very seldom honours the exceedcare, the vital heat would return, and

The first life in consequence take place.' But ing rich man with a visit.

Lord Halifax, although, by poetic li. then, when it is considered what a rascal we should agaio have amongst

ccose, characterised as being us; that he was executed for having

“ Himself as rich as fifty Jews," murdered a girl who was with child was no Cresus; or were he so, he was by him ; and that, were he to be re the only one. None but himself, of all stored to life, he would probably mur the followers of Apollo, seem to bave der somebody else : when all these risen above mediocrity iu point of forthings are coolly considered, I own tune, and very few have even attained it is my opinion, that we had better to that humble state. proceed with the dissection.” With In our own time, a little observation ihese words be plunged the knife into will convince us, that few bright prothe breast of the carcase, and precluded ductions bave flowed from the pens of at once all dread of future assassinations enormously wealthy writers. Some deor bopes of future repentance.

gree of indigence, indeed, seems necessary as a spur to genius.

We are told that Petrarch would not Our povel and essay writers are, in

espouse his Laura, when a widow, lost general, very severe on the custom of possession of the object of bis verse deciding disputes in conversation by a might damp his poetic fire. Most asbet. Undoubtedly this practice, when it suredly this consideration ought to pretends to supercede argument, is very vent some of the brightest of our modern absurd; but a person who will assert writers from wishing for 20,0001. prizes a fact, yet when that fact is contro.

in the lottery. verted refuse to stake some trilling sumi on the truth of it, seems to expect thc For one suicide, who froin “embar

Poverty is longer lived than wealth. company should put a greater confi

rassed circumstances" plunges into the dence in his judgment or memory than Thames, how many hundreds perish by he does himself. There is a story told the pleasant and tardy, but sure aod of a man who, on persisting in asserting certain, poison of exquisite cookery: the veracity of some iinprobable adven

It was the observation of a physician, ture he was relating, was asked by one who was remarkuble for his practice in of the company if he would bet any

cases of insanity, that the South-Sca thing on the truth of it : “ No," be replied, “I will not bet upon it, but year had supplied him with an anazing

increase of patients, but that among I'll swear to it."

them all there was not one wbose de. * More consistent, as it proceeded from his woney; they were all to be pum.

lirium was brought on by the loss of conviction, but not much more rational, hered among the fortunate stock-selwas the answer of the good old Bishop Latimer, who had, at a controversial con.

lers. ference,been out-talked by yonnger divines,

The purses of the apparently wealthy and out-argued by those who were more are frequently as ill-provided as those studied in the fathers, “ I cannot talk for among the lowest of their inferiors. my religion, bat I am ready to die for it." In short, as the following tale will

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prove, a man may be actually too great give them--they detest us, and it is very to have a peany in his pocket. About natural. exty years ago, some alterations were 220 December, 1817.

J. S. making in a part of Kensington Gardess, and the good old George the French Account of the State of MatriSecoad used to take pleasure, at times, mony in 1816 in England. in overlooking the workmen. Among Wives eloped

1,132 these, there chanced to be an balta

Husbands run away

2,318 witted fellow, who never could be

Legally divorced..

4,175 brought to comprehend why he might

Living in open hostility 17,3-15 not be as free with the King, as with

Secrety disconteated 13,279 any other person for whom he had been

Mutually indifferent 58,406 used to work. One day, finding what he

Passing for happy

3,175 thought a proper opportunity, he

Hardly happy

127 grioned in tbe face of his Sovereign,

Truly happy

13 and with great earnestoess demanded * something to drink.” Displeased at

Proportion in...100,000 the boldness of the request, yet ashamed to deny it, the King mechanically employed both his bands in search of coin, To the Editor of the European Magazine, and finding none, replied with dignity, and bis usual German accent, “ I have he writer of the paper on Mar. Reither," returned the ideot: “I can't Garden for September last, did most think where it is all gone, for my part!" assuredly intend to include the subject - Tbe Sovereign frowned at the repar. of religion under the head of. Virluous tee, which, like many another joke,

Principles; and from the general tenor Tas prejudicial to its inaker, and the of lbe essay, it is to be presumed, that fool was employed no longer near the religion is the basis upon which most palace. Had he lived a couple of centu of the observations it contains are ries earlier, his buffoonery might have founded. gained bim a place about court.

But that virtuous principles and religion are spoonymous, he does not con

tend; and on deeper reflexion, occaTolhe Editor of the European Magazine.

sioned by the suggestions of your Core respondent Albert, he is eager to con

fess his error in omitting to treat sepais possible that the following state. rately or more comprehensively of that

ment, which has recently been put which he thinks with him is certainly into my hands, may occasion a smile the most essential. with some of your numerous readers ; To the remarks of Albert, therefore, I 1berefore send it to you, in case you

as admirably supplying the deficiency, deem it worthy of a place in your he feels himself, and should imagine valuable Magazine. I beg at the same

your

readers felt also, much indebted. time to make one observation to such The song says, of your readers as have not entered

“ A very good wife is a very good thing, into the AOLY STATE OF MATRIXONY,

But the puzzle is how to get ber.” lest the perusal of this document sbould This, Sir, I do not hesitate to pro. operate so forcibly upon their minds as to damp their matrimonial ardour; Albert at least, if he is Dot already

nounce an iniquitons lampoon. That Lamely, that although certainly the a husband, in justice to his proper Dewspapers have of late furnished too

notions on the subject, may, with all macy instances to the contrary, yet like Albert, so find it, is, Mr. Editor, so fully sensible am I of the real hap the sincere wish of piness of a married state, that I have Your occasional Contributor, eatered a secood time into the list

A BACHELOR. of Benedicts. The French, like other

January 8, 1818. Dations, are so jealous of the comforts of Joba Bull's fire-side, that they gladly P.S. The date of my letter leads me embrace every opportunity of repre- to observe, that, according to the Albekeating os in a contemplible light, even nians, the times of the year most proper at the expease of truth—but we will for- for marriage were soine of the winter

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