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(ILLUSTRATED BY AN ELEGANT ENGRAVED VIEW OF IT.] SOME idea of this castle, in which Comus lorde earl of Warwicke's arms, the earl of

was acted with great splendour, and Darbie, the earl of Worcester, the earl of which is now ruinous aud perithing, may not Pembroke, and fir Harry Sidney's armes in be unacceptable to those who read Milton like manner ; al these stand on the left (de with the fond attentions of a lorer. It was of the [great] chamber. On the other side, founded on a ridge of rock overlooking the are the armes of Northwales and Southwales, river Corve, by Roger Montgomery, about two red lyons and two golden lyons (for) the year 1112, in the reign of king Henry prince Arthur. At the end of the dining the First. But without entering into its more chamber, there is a pretty device, how the obscure and enly annals, we will rather ex- hedge bog broke his chayne, and came from Hibit the state in which it might be supposed Ireland to Ludloe. There is in the hall a to subfift, wlien Milton's drama was perform- great grate of iron, [a portcullis) of a buge ed. Thomas Churchyard, in a poem called 'height." fol. 79. In the hall, or one of the The Worthines of Wales, prioted in 1987, great chambers, Comus was acted. We are has a chapter entitled, “The Castle of Ludtold by David Powell the Welch hiftorian, “ ļoe.” In one of the state-apartments, he that fir Henry Siduey knight, made lord prementions a superb escocheon in Stone of the fident of Wales in 1564,"repaired the castle arms of prince Arthur; and an empalement of Ludlowe, which is the chiefest house witb. of St. Andrew's cross with prince Arthur's in the Marches, being in great decaie, as the arms, painted in the windows of the liall. Chapel, the courthouse, and a fayre fountaine, And in the hall and chambers, he says, there &c. Ako he erected diuer, new buildings was a variety of rich workmanship, luitable within the laid caftell, &c.” Hift. of C mbria, to fu magnificent a castle. In it is a chapel, edit. 1580. P. 401. 410. In this castle, the he adds, “ most trim and costly, fo bravely creation of prince Charles to the Principality wrouglie, fo fayre and finely framed, &c." of Wales and earldom of Chester, afterwards Aout the walls of this chapel were fumptu. Charles the First, was kept as a festival, and ody painteal" a great device, a worke most folemnized with uncommon magnificence, in riche and rare," the arms of many kings of the year 1616. See a Narrative entitled England, and of the lords of the cattle, from - The Loue of Wales to their Soueraigne fii Walcer Lacie the first lord, &c. “ The Prince, &c." Lond. 1616. 410. Many of the armes of al these afore spoken of, are gal- exteriour towers itill remain. But the royal 12::cly and curningly set out in that chapell. -- apartments, and other rooms of Nate, are Now is to be rehearsed, that fir Harry Sidney abandoned, defaced, and lie open to the weabring tord president huylt twelve roomes in ther. It was an extensive and Nately fabric. the fayd cattle, which goodly buildings doth Over the stable-doors are the arms of queen thewe a great beautie to the same. He made Elizabeth, lord Pembroke, &c. Frequent allo a gov'ly wardrobe underneath the new tokens of antient pomp peep out from amidst pirlor, and repayred an old tower called the rubbish of the mouldering fragments. fortrozier's Tower, to keepe the auncient Prince Arthur, abovementioned, son of Henry itbordes in the same: and he repayred a fayre the Seventh, died in 1902, in this caftle, plume under the court house,-and made a which was the palace of the prince of Wales, great wall about the wood-yard, and built a appendent to his principality. I was coomuft brauc concert within the inner court: stantly inhabited by his deputies, styled the and ail che nese buildngs over the gate, fir Londs Presidents of Wales, till the principa Harry Sidney, in bis dyes and government lity-court, a separate jurisdiction, was dirthere, made and set out, to the honcar of the folved by king William. The candle wa re. q'itene, and the glorie of the castle. There prefented in one of the time of dates ale, in a goudly or ftately place, fet oui my Maia.

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of the JAPANESE [By C, P, THUNBERG, formerly PHYSICIAN to the Dutch Factory in Japan *.] THE empire at black, ;

very eastern extremity of Asia, entirely and of an oily smoothness; the nose, though cut off from our quarter of the world, and not fat, yet somewhat thick and short. consists of a great multitude of isands of va- The national character consists in intelli. rious magnitude. It lies between the 30th gence and prudence, frankness, obedience and 40th degrees of north latitude ; and so and politeness, good-nature and civility, cufar to the east, that when we in Stockholm riosity, industry and dexterity, ceconomy and reckon four o'clock in the afternoon, the in- sobriety, hardiness, cleanliness, justice and habitants are immersed in the deep neer of uprightness, honesty, and fidelity; in being midnight, and consequently have fun let and miftruftful, superstitious, haughty, relentful, sun rise eight hours earlier.

brave, and invincible. The Portuguese, who, about two centu- In all its transactions, the nation thews ries and a half ago, first discovered it, were great intelligence, and can by no means be accidentally thrown by a storm on the coast, numbered among the savage and uncivilized, which is in general bordered with hills and but rather is to be placed among the polithed. cliffs, together with a multitude of unsafe and The present mode of government, admirable stormy ports, whence navigation is always skill in agriculture, sparing mode of life, dangerous, and sometimes impossible. way of trading with foreigners, manufactures,

The whole inland part of the country &c. afford convincing proofs of their cunning, consists of mountains, hills and dales; so that firmness, and intrepid courage. Here there it is rare to meet with any extensive plain. are no appearances of that vanity, so common The mountains are of various altitude, more among the Asiatics and Africans, of adorning or less continued, more or less covered with themselves with thells, glass beads, and polithwood, sometimes volcanic, but most fre. ed metal plates : neither are they fond of the quently cultivated quite up to the sumınit. useless European ornaments of gold and file It may in general be justly said of Japan, that ver lace, jewels, &c. but are careful to prothe soil is of itself unfruitful, but in consequence vide themselves, from the productions of of sufficient warmth of climate, plentiful their own country, with neat clothes, wellrains, continual manuring, and industry, it tasted food, and good weapons. is forced into a considerable degree of fertili- Neatness and cleanliness is observed, as t5, and maintains a number of inhabitants, well with respect to their persons, as clothes, not exceeded by those of any other country. houses, furniture, meat and drink. They

The natives are well grown, agile, and bathe and wash themselves, not barely once active; and at the same time stout limbed, a week, like our ancestors, but every day, though they do not equal in strength the and that in a warm bath, which is prepared in northern inhabitants of Europe. The men every house, and for travellers in all the inns. are of moderate ftature, feldom tall, and in In politeness, obedience, and fubmission, general thin; though I have seen some that the Japanese have few equals; submission to were sufficiently tall. The colour of the face the magistrate, and obedience to parents, is is commonly yellow, which fometimes va. implanted in children from their earliest ries to brown, and sometimes to white. years; and in all ranks they are instructed in The inferior sort, who, during their work this by examples. Inferiors make to their in summer, have often the upper parts of superiors deep and respectful, and thew them the body naked, are fun-burnt and browner blind and reverential, obeisance ; to their women of distinction, who never go unco- equals they make the politest conipliments vered in the open air, are perfectly while. and falutations. They generally bow the The eyes of this people as well as of the Chinese back with the head downwards, and the are well known ; they have not the round hands towards thic knees, or below them Mape of those of other nations, but are oblong, along the legs as low as the foot, to thew Imall

, more funk, and appear more smiling. greater reverence: the deeper this must be, They are moreover of a dark brown, or ra- the nearer to the ground do they bow their ther black colour; and the eyelids form at head. When they speak to a superior, or the larger angle a deep surrow, which gives are spoken to by him, or when they have any them their peculiar keen look, and diftinthing to deliver to him, they never omit these guishes them so Atrikingly from other na. bows. When an inferior meets a superior, tions. The eyebrows are aiso situated some he always continues in this posture tiil the what higher. The head is in general latter has palied by. Whea equals mest

* In justice to its proprietor, Mr. Murray, we think it our duty w observe, that we are indebted to the English Review for the following article, which is a translation of "s A

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