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in Fraser's Magazine, on the pub- lished it, in order that the public lisher of which a cruel and unjustifi- might see whether Mr. Berkeley had able assault was made, because he rightly or wrongly construed Dr. declined to give up the name of the Maginn's letter. writer. Maginn accepted the respon
From the former gentleman's enesibility of his too slashing criticism, mies let us now take a glance at the and he and Mr. Berkeley fought that gentleman's friends, associates, and celebrated duel in which, according acquaintances. The most ruthlessly to the report here made, Maginn bore shown up is Lord William Lennox. himself more creditably than his Mr. Berkeley depicts him as a cavalry antagonist. We set aside the ridi- officer, unable to ride; and he more cule, disparagement, or contempt than hints that all Lord William's which Mr. Berkeley heaps upon his books about his sporting adventures adversary, the greatest and most are fictions; it is even said of iny lord unfortunate scholar of his day; we that he once received from Lord Seallude to Mr. Berkeley's account of grave, with whom he had been dining, his own conduct. He was a crack money to pay the bill and settle shot, and boasts that with certain with the waiters, and that he put a pistols he could have hit any one of portion of the reward intended for Maginn's buttons he chose. How- those men into his own pocket-a ever this may be, the parties were “trick," says the author, “solely inbound by the regulations made known tended for our amusement; but it to them, to fire without taking was a dangerous joke.” Anon, we any aim whatever. Now Mr. Ber- come upon this merry lord letting, keley confesses that he took“ a hasty for money, the opera boxes which his aim” at Dr. Maginn's leg; and had noble friend placed at his disposal for that hasty aim proved fatal, it would the enjoyment of himself and his inhave been wilsul murder, and the timate associates! Finally, “Willox, heir of a long line might have as Lord Segrave called him, “offered ended his career ignobly. He tells us to bring the celebrated Miss Paton that the purpose of duelling should down, if he (Lord Segrave) would do be “the maintenance of a chivalrous the thing handsome, and stand the sense of honour, not the mean ex- money for the post-horses to the carhibition of blood-thirsty courage.” riage." A Landsome sum was given And yet, we find him exclaiming to for the purpose, and " he brought her the "friend” of a man named Barker, down," growled my brother, “ by the on a later occasion, “I will meet pair-horse coach, and put the posting Mr. Barker on this quarrel, and by money in his pocket." This sort of Heaven, I will, at least, try to shoot thing is commented on as Lord him, in defence of the little honour William's “reckless determination to his wife has left." Try to shoot him! have his fuu;” but honest vulgar when to take aim is forbidden by the people would certainly call such pracrules of this mock chivalry, the code tice by a more disagreeable name. of which, as Mr. Berkeley more cor- Besides Willox, we have among rectly explains, “ought to be yo- the fine gentlemen of a past generaverned by a spirit of humanity, and tion, Dalrymple, Earl of Stair. He not by a desire for murder.” But, was lame, and his courteous friend, to take hasty aim with a loaded therefore, called him "Limping Dal!" pistol at a man, has not much of the He had another nickname, which his spirit of humanity in it; and to try surviving friend delicately assures us to shoot him has more in it of an im- “referred more particularly to his plied intention to commit murder adherence or otherwise to the truth!'' than of a desire to confer a favour. However, he was good enough for Mr. Berkeley states that Dr. Maginn Crockford's Hell, which locality Mr. subsequently addressed a note to him, Berkeley describes as a place frein which the critic offered to give a quented by “gentlemen," where favourable review of a new work by " nothing that is dishonest could be the former, if Mr. Berkeley "would done,” and which he defends on the confer on him a small sum of money." ground that rich gamblers “ will freNo doubt, Mr. Berkeley possesses a quent some place or other where they note in which there appears to him to can follow the bent of their ruling Le such offer; but he should have pub. inclination." But the "good society
at this IIc! bail nome alloy in it, conld have gotten anything by it, rurely; or does Jr. Berkeley include such as the horn and armuur of a among furetious fillows the lorod bite red adversary. We believe that, anded to in this little ineulent l in the old days, the "honour" WILM ** Oarsinart crouper... Suin ! the only matter cared for on these Whisper to the group round the table: Occasions of jouxting. Probudidly, the • Have any of you lords and gentle modern feeling so called dilers froin
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Press, June 8, 1861. THERE was a great gathering at the a yellow-haired patrician poet, Mitre Tavern. Toryism had deter- smoothing a silky beard, and rolling a mined to start a new journal of the cigarette. highest class; and Tory writers of * By Zeus the Thunderer," groaned many sorts were convened on an enormously deep-chested man the occasion. When Guy Luttrel with a voice that would have made and Harry Mauleverer reached the Lablache unhappy for life; “ you had Mitre, they found presiding a venerable better call it the Devil !" gentleman, grey-haired but fluent of After this fashion were suggestions speech, who received them with such made, none of which caught the syman inimitable mixture of fluency and pathy of the audience. At length courtesy as could only emanate from Guy Luttrel, whom everybody seemed " The first flower of the earth and first
to know, and who hail taken a seat
near the chairman, said gem of the sea.”
“Suppose we call it the Londoner?” Charles O'Leary was a fluent and cour- This felicitous proposition was at teous Irishman, and one of the best once accepted universally, and Mr. Irishmen I have ever known. At O'Leary, who was in a state of patrithis time he was recognised univer- archal inebriety, and looked as the sally as the Father of the Press. He Venerable Bede might have looked was almost as old as Lord Palmer- after twenty tumblers of whiskyston. He did his paternal duty ad- punch, enthusiastically proposed Mr. mirably, and was reverenced by wild Luttrel's health. ***porters and wilder penny-a-liners, as This being drunk with great unania feudal baron was reverenced by his mity and enthusiasm, there came retainers.
another great question- Who should When Guy and his companion en- be clitor! tered attairs were becoming serious. The vociferous Scotchman immediThe punch-bowl, that delight of the ately quoted Catullus, to prove that journalist, had appeared. The wholeh (the Seut, not the Roman) was the assemblase was engaged ir discussing right man ; he also maintained that the name of the new peri dical. an culitor enght not to be a “ cad.”
" I say the. Flauj," exclaimed a Charles Kebbel remarked that the vociferous Scotchman. “That's the editor of a first-class journal ought to sort of name."
know something about Bolingbroke* Wouldn't the Rapier' be a good and he was the only man in England name ?” asked Charley Kebbel, the who did. lightest of light writers. * The Frank (l'Orville wished merely to rapier is a gentieman's weapon, and observe that the editor ought to be Tories are gentlemen."
an accomplished linguist and prac"Devilish good," granted the octo- tired diplomatist. genarian president.
The patrician poet thought it “ Call it England,” said Frank would be a bore; but if he were well d'Orville, the most miraculous of paid he wouldn't much mind ; but foreign correspondents, hand in-glove he'd rather some other fellow of inwith all the leading diplomatists of ferior calibre and lower connexions Europe. “That's a good represen- would do it. tative name."
Whereupon Guy Luttrel got up " Petter cat! it the P alm,” said and madle a specch - rather astonishinz Harry Manleveres ; nor Harry getting olepy in that literary atin.me only, but most of the men present. phere of milk puuch and honeyFor Guy, who knew well the reltinh- dew. ness and shallowners and jealousy “ Exactly," said Luttrel, “O suwhich are perpetual accompaniments perior that nobody will read it. of modern political journalısın, gave They'll take it for a joke. The fact his audience a thorough objurgation is, we are living in quieter times than on there points. He showed how the those of the Inti-Jacobin and the spirit and vigour of any new enter. John Bull. Society is tamed, perprize sufficed only to maintain it in a haps improved. Nobody drives tour. satisfatory state for a brief period, in-hand up a stairdre, or drinks three because the men engaged upon it bottles of port. Scarcely anything were never actually in earnest. He would forie a man to fight a duel. pointed to journal after journal, bril- Fancy our grave and reverend friend, hant once, now utterly etiete. “Peers Lord' Stanley, jumping on a club of the realm were their proprietors- table and haranguing the room, as the kreat statesmen wrote for them : now Rupert of debate once did. The earl they are owned by adventurers and is obliged to let off his surplus steain mulated by old women." In brilliant in a translation of Homer. I can bitter fashion Guy went on to de- fancy him sympathising with Achille , nounce the half-hearted Conservatism as the Trojans and before that treof the day, comparmg it with the mendous Pelian awh of the old ('en. resolute, if * urtimes prejudurd, tur's cutting, and heart:ly wirling Toryism of the juent. "Rolly dare le muld chase the Whig Radirals in be prejudu vinow, 'raid Guy: "varer smilar style. However, I don't want anyboly dare have an opinion of to throw cold water on the enterprizr. his own. Men are afraid of being But may I ask, who is your capurelimuled for venturing to think at tsint! Orix it a merret forently from the 71s low, if the W o reto the Father of the Prreste. lomower is to travel in the old mar. plient that he was at leaut his father a'i united track, or if it into lvlovil ladlen a merchant prince, that on !ant and original for a few montie, tie ai gentleman's death he hand get and then leirille au tame and can olt of the firm w.thalmuthalia milan
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Soon after this, the party broke the present system leads to a very up:
wearisome diffuseness. The public “So you don't think it will an- demand is for quantity. Whether in swer," said Mauleverer, as they finish- novel, or poem, or essay, there must ed the evening with a cigar.
be plenty to read. So the poor au"Certainly not. A journal of that thor is obliged to spread himself over kind has no chance in London now. the paper to an immense extent. Did As I said, society is too heavy and you ever read a leading article which flat for such enterprises.”
wasn't twice as long as it ought to " Then I wonder you connect your- have been !" self with it."
“I don't think I ever read one “So do I, at this moment. I am through in my life.” too much given to acting from impulse. " Then don't begin. And now, But it struck me that several fellows Harry, before we part, let me ask if there would be none the worse for a you really are very much in love with share in poor Tracy's ten thousand Helen Fitzmaurice ?” pounds--and that by a little occasional Guy Luttrel had for some time guidance I could keep the ship afloat been hesitating to put this question, somewhat longer than if they were for he knew well that it would ronse left to themselves."
Harry to a state of excitement. He “And Tracy ?"
was not wrong: The young man “Well, Tracy's a man who must sprang from his easy chair, threw spend his money somehow, and might away the regalia he had just lighted, spend it in a worse way. I know him and exclaimedwell enough to be able to tell him “Confound it, YES!" that he is sure to lose every farthing “Well," said Guy, “ you and I are in about a year. If, after that warn- old friends, and need not quarrel ; ing, he perseveres, 'I think you will but I may tell you that there are two admit that I have done all that is reasons, either of which alone would necessary."
suffice to render your marrying her “But do you really think,” urged impossible.” Harry, "that high-class journalism * What are they?" said Harry. has ceased to be possible?"
“Ladies' secrets, my dear boy.” "I do. The appreciation of real “I suppose the fact is that you and wit, of close logic, is always confined she are privately married." to a few. The knowledge requisite Luttrel could not help laughing to judge whether a political article is heartily. written by a person who understands “Do I look as if I was married ?” his subject is rarer still. The men asked he. who possess these qualities see so Well, hang it,” said Harry Mauinuch dulness and ignorance in the leverer, moodily, lighting another numberless Journals issuing from cigar in sulky fashion,
“I don't London steam-presses, that they can- think either you or Helen treat me not believe in anything new. The fairly. I believe she likes me ; but most successful of contemporary en- she says she can't marry me, and terprises is supported chiefly by ladies won't tell me why; and you're in and the clergy. In fact, the prodi- exactly the same story. It isn't geous expansion of publicity is forcing friendly, Guy." us back upon manuscript the best “It is friendly, Harry, I assure epigrams of the day are never printed; you--though I can hardly expect you men are returning to the good old to see it. You would not have me habit of writing letters ; and those divulge the secrets of a lady ?" who mix in society find it every day The two men sat for some time in less necessary to read anything except silence. At last Guy said :the telegrams posted by Reuter." “And if there were no secrets,
“So we may perhaps come to the Harry, do you think Mrs. Fitzmaurice time when a great poet may imitate just the sort of person to choose for Gongora, and allow none but his in- a wife? You don't know her.” timate friends to have copies of his “You do, it seems." verses."
"Well, not very much She