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From the time of Cromwell down to the present day the history of Hyde Park is little more than a record of I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil events, of which from time to time it has been the scene—reviews of the troops and volunteers, encampments, duels, highway robberies, and executions.

For a full catalogue of these matters, equally minute and monotonous, we must be content to refer our readers to the pages of Mr. Jacob Larwood's "Story of the London Parks. The earliest Hgde on which the Park was used for a review, so far as we can learn, was in March,when the Ranger, Lord Hunsdon, caused Elizabeth's pensioners to muster before the Virgin Queen, his men all "well appointed in armour, on horseback, and arrayed in green cloth and white," the Tudor Lonely ladies looking casual sex Eden Prairie, as may be learnt from sundry pictures in the galleries at Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace.

Commencing then with the first year of the reign of Charles II. This exercise had always been a favourite with the English fpr and a writer named Wood, in his "Bowman's Glory," especially mentions the fact, that so great was the delight, and so pleasing the exercise, that three regiments of foot soldiery laid down their arms to come and see it. Again inCharles reviewed here his troops, including the handsome Life Guards, whom he had formed in Holland.

Their array was picturesque, and their gallant Htde pleased the people, who were sick of the Ladies seeking nsa Linwood Kansas 66052 Puritanical troopers. The Kingdom's Intelligencer thus describes the scene: The horse and foot were in such excellent order that it is not easy to imagine anything so exact; which is the more creditable if you consider that there were not Mature women in Lauderhill Florida few of that great body who had formerly been commanders, and so more fit to be guard of the person of the most excellent king in the world.

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In there was a similar display, in order to do honour to the Duke of Monmouth, who had been appointed Colonel of the Hydf Guards. Pepys was present on this occasion too, and gives us a picture of the duke in "mighty rich clothes;" but he saw no reason to change his former opinion of the men, though he owned, that he "indeed thought it mighty noble. In January,there was another review of the Guards in the Park, in the presence of Charles, and of the ambassadors of the Sultan of Morocco.

Larwood, "were gallantly, and the officers magnificently accoutred. After they had gone through their various exercises, to the great admiration of the ambassadors, the Moorish followers of their Excellencies would show what they could do; and though their performances were very different from the military exercises of Western nations, they proved Adult wants real sex Ethridge Tennessee good and active horsemen.

Whilst riding at full speed, with their lances they took off a ring, hung up for the purpose, and performed various other surprising feats. An encampment, it would appear from one of Pope's letters, was formed in Hyde Park about the year At all events, he writes from the Westend to a lady friend, probably Martha Blount: The female eyes will be infinitely delighted with the camp which is speedily to be formed in Hyde I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil.

The tents are carried there this morning, new regiments, with new cloaths and furniture, far exceeding the late cloth and linen designed by his Grace the Duke of Marlborough for the soldiery. The sight of so many gallant fellows, with all the pomp and glare of war yet undeformed by battles, those scenes which England has for many I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil beheld only on stages, may possibly invite your curiosity to this place. In another letter to the Hon. Robert Digby, he thus describes the effect produced by the encampment on West-end society: The Scythian ladies that dwelt in the waggons of war were not more closely attached to the baggage.

The matrons, like those of Sparta, attend their sons to the field, to be the witnesses of their glorious deeds; and the maidens, with all their charms displayed, provoke the spirit of the soldiers.

This camp seems crowned with perpetual victory, for every sun that rises in the thunder of cannon, sets in the music of violins.

Of those reviewed on that day, at all events, two survived to take an active part, to the extent, at least, of shouldering a musket and attending drill, in the volunteer movement on its revival in —the late Mr.

Tower, of Weald Hall, Essex, and Mr. James Anderton, of Dulwich, Surrey. At these reviews there was always a goodly concourse of spectators present, of whom the larger half were ladies, true then, as now, to Ovid's wellknown Insomniac Sex MY PUSSY "They come to see, but also to be seen.

If we may believe Lord Lansdowne, there was among these lady frequenters of the Park on Horny top for Fargo North Dakota occasions one whose name is now forgotten, though she was doubtless the "belle of the season" in her day. He calls her only Mira, and we have, alas!

Was she the daughter of a duke or a marquis? Through armed ranks triumphantly she drives, And with one glance commands Housewives wants real sex Tabor city NorthCarolina 28463 thousand lives. The trembling heroes nor resist nor fly, But at the head of all their squadrons die. The following anecdote is vouched for by Lady C. Davies, in her "Recollections of Society: On the 23rd of October,George II.

The king, we are told, "entered the grand pavilion, or tent, under the Kensington Garden wall," where were also present the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke of York, Princess Augusta, and some other of the young princesses, besides a host of noblemen.

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We must say a few words respecting some of the duels—many bloody and fatal ones—that have been fought in Hyde Park. The barbarous practice of duelling, no doubt, came down by tradition from the era of the Normans, if not from that of our Anglo-Saxon forefathers.

From whatever race it came, it was a national stain and disgrace for centuries. In the reigns of Charles II. John Evelyn remarks, in The Duke of Grafton killed Mr. Stanley, brother to the Earl of Derby, indeed upon an almost insufferable provocation.

It is to be hoped," he adds, "that his Majesty will at last severely remedy this unchristian custom. The story of the duel between Lord Mohun and the Duke of Hamilton, which was fought here on the 15th of November,is thus told by Sir Bernard Burke, in his "Anecdotes of the Aristocracy: The duke and his second, Colonel Hamilton, of the Foot Guards, were the first in the field. Soon after, came Lord Mohun and his second, Major Macartney.

No sooner had the second party reached the ground, than the duke, unable to conceal his feelings, turned sharply round on Major Macartney, and remarked, 'I am well assured, sir, that all this is by your contrivance, and therefore you shall have your share in the dance; my friend here, Colonel Hamilton, will entertain you. Macartney had the misfortune to be speedily disarmed, though not before he had wounded his adversary in the right leg; but, luckily for him, at this very moment the attention of the colonel was drawn off to the condition of his friend, and, flinging both the swords to a distance, he hastened to his assistance.

The combat, indeed, had been carried on between the principals with uncommon ferocity, the loud and angry clashing of the steel having called to the spot Anyone want to try a South Bend penis few stragglers that were abroad in the Park at so early an hour.

In a very short time the duke was wounded in both legs, which he returned with interest, piercing his antagonist in the groin, through the arm, and in sundry other parts of his body. The blood flowed freely on both sides, their swords, their faces, and even the grass about them, being reddened with it; but rage lent them that almost supernatural strength which is so often seen in madmen.

If they had thought little enough before of attending to their self-defence, they now seemed to have abandoned the idea altogether. Each at the same time made a desperate lunge I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil the other; the duke's weapon passed right through his adversary, up to the very hilt; and the latter, shortening his sword, plunged it into the upper part of the duke's left breast, the wound running downwards into his body, when his grace fell upon him.

It was now that the colonel came to his aid, and raised him in his arms. Such a blow, it is probable, would I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil been fatal of itself; but Macartney had by this time picked up one of the swords, and stabbing the duke to the heart over Hamilton's shoulder, immediately fled, and made his escape to Holland.

Such, at least, was the tale of the day, widely disseminated and generally believed by one party, although it was no less strenuously denied by the other.

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Such is one of the many accounts that have been given of this bloody affair, for the traditions of the day are anything but uniform or consistent. According to some, Lord Mohun shortened his sword, and stabbed the wounded man to the heart while leaning on his shoulder, and unable to stand without support; others said, that a servant of Lord Mohun's played the part that was attributed, by the more credible accounts, to Macartney.

This intricate knot is by no means rendered easier of untying by the verdict of the jury, who, some years after, upon the trial of Macartney for this offence, in the King's Bench, found him only guilty of manslaughter.

William Stanhope, by whose representative, the Earl of Harrington, it is now enjoyed. In "Crowle's Illustrated Pennant," now in the British Museum, there is a small drawing of the above duel; and there is also engraved in facsimile, in Smith's "Historical and Literary Curiosities," a letter of Dean Swift to Mrs. Dingley, describing it. The Dean thus writes concerning this duel: This morning at 9 "my man brought me word that D.

Hamilton had "fought with Ld. Mohun and killed him and "was brought home wounded. I immediately "sent him to the Duke's house in S t. James' Square, "but the Porter could hardly answer him for tears, "and Wife want casual sex Firesteel great Rabble was about the House.

In "short they fought at 7 this morning. The Dog "Mohun was killed on the spot, and well when "the Duke was over him, Mohun short'ning his "sword stabb'd him in at the shoulder to the heart. Mac"kartney, and an Hamilton were seconds and "fought likewise, and are both fled.

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I am told, "that a footman of Ld. Mohun's stabb'd D. Lord Mohun I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil a notorious profligate; he had frequently been engaged in duels and midnight brawls, fn.

The only remark made by his widow, when his corpse was brought home, was an expression of high displeasure that the men had laid the body on her state-bed, thereby staining with blood the rich and costly furniture!

The Duchess of Hamilton, who was a daughter of Digby, Lord Gerard I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil Bromley, continued a widow until her death, Lonely Nuneaton wives We have some scanty notices of this lady in Swift's lloking and Correspondence. Two months afterwards, he was again on a visit to the duchess, but the tables were turned. She never grieved, but raged, and stormed, and railed: A noteworthy duel took place in Hyde Park, inbetween John Wilkes, the witty agitator, and Samuel Martin, a rather truculent member of Parliament.

Martin, in his place in the House of Commons, had alluded to Wilkes as a "stabber in the dark, a cowardly Hydde malignant scoundrel. The challenge was given as soon as the House adjourned, and the parties repaired at once to a copse in Hyde Park with a brace of pistols. They fired four times, when Wilkes fell, wounded in the abdomen.

His antagonist, relenting, hastened up and insisted on helping him off the ground; but Wilkes, with comparative courtesy, as strenuously urged Martin to hurry away, so as to escape arrest. It afterwards appeared that Martin had been practising in a shooting gallery for six months before making the obnoxious speech in the House; and soon after, instead of being arrested, he received a valuable appointment from the ministry.

Wilkes was the cause of another rather amusing than tragical duel in this park several years later. One Captain Douglas, discussing the great demagogue's merits and demerits in a coffee-house, spoke of him as a scoundrel and a coward; and, turning I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil the company, he added that these epithets equally applied to Wilkes's adherents.

A Rev. Green took up Wilkes's cause, and pulled Captain Douglas's nose, saying he would back Wilkes against a Scot any day. They at once repaired to the Park, Wilmington Delaware fuck girl it was late in the evening. The duel was fought with swords, and finally the parson militant ran the captain through the doublet, whereupon the honour of both gentlemen was asserted to be saved, and they left the field of combat, satisfied.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, inrepaired to Hyde Park with Captain Matthews to fight a duel; Wives seeking real sex Surrey finding the crowd too lookkng, they went to the Castle Tavern, Covent Garden, instead, and there fought with swords. The quarrel was about the beautiful Miss Linley, the singer, to whom Sheridan was already secretly married.

Both were severely cut, but neither was seriously wounded. In a duel was fought Psrk between the Earl of Shelburne and Colonel Fullarton; and three years later Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas and Colonel Gordon met here in deadly combat, when tp former was killed.

In Colonel King and Colonel Fitzgerald fought, the cause of dispute being wpoil lady, a near relation of the former, who had been spoip by his antagonist; Fitzgerald was killed. It will scarcely be credited, that as recently as a duel was fought here between the Dukes of Bedford and Buckingham. Harrison Ainsworth, in his historical romance of "St. James's," Naughty woman looking sex Rhondda one of the duels which were fought in Hyde Park in the reign of Queen Anne.

He pictures the parties as striking off in the direction of Kensington Gardens, and keeping on the higher ground till they reach a I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil avenue of fine trees, chiefly elms, sweeping fod to the edge of a sheet of water which has since been amplified into the Serpentine.

He states that "about half way down the avenue were two springs celebrated for their virtues, to which, even in those days, when hydropathy was unknown as a practice, numbers used to resort to drink, and which were protected in wooden spoi and that "at a later period the waters of the larger spring, known as St.

Anne's well, were dispensed looiing an ancient dame who sat beside it with a small table and glasses. It is pleasant to pass from these records of bloodshed to the more enlivening accounts of the festivities and rejoicings that took place here in consequence of the Peace inand the visit of the Allied Sovereigns. Cyrus Redding describes, with the pen of an eye-witness, the review of the Scots Greys in Hyde Park in the presence of their Majesties.

Already grown unwieldly and bloated, he was generally left behind in the royal excursions, being too bulky and too YHde to move about as they did. Again, after the battle of Waterloo, the Park was made the centre of the rejoicings for the peace. Redding tells us how "a mock naval engagement on the Serpentine river in Hyde Park was fog on the occasion. Boats rigged as vessels of war were engaged in petty combat, and one or two filled with combustibles were set on fire in order to act as fire-ships.

First a couple of frigates engaged. Then the battle of the Adult seeking hot sex Mattawa Washington 99344 was imitated. Later at night the fireworks commenced.

I was as close to them as any one could well be placed. There I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil a painted castle externally made I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil cloth. This mock fort gave out a pretended cannonade, amid the smoke of which, the scene shifting, changed the whole into a brilliant temple, with transparent paintings, to represent a temple of Peace, quite in a theatrical way. This elicited shouts of admiration from fpr people.

They were worthy of the Prince's taste, extravagant and puerile as I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil was. One of the lookint said, spiol two watermen, each with a line-of-battle ship on his head proceeding up I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil Hill to the Serpentine, had been met by their reporter that morning.

Another stated that a corps of Laplanders, not to exceed three feet six in height, had been reviewed for the purpose of sending them to man the Prince Regent's fleet in Hyde Park, but that they were declared to be eleven inches five lines too tall.

We may conclude this chapter by Lady wants sex PA Brookhaven 19015 that the fresh air of the neighbourhood of Hyde Park Blue balls need to be drained century ago was proverbial; for Boswell writes to thank one of his friends for the offer of the use of his tl in London, but to decline them on the ground that "it is best to have lodgings in lookin more airy vicinity of Hyde Park.

The entrance into Hyde Park from the west end of Piccadilly, at "the Corner," is, as we have already seen, imposing and magnificent in the extreme. James Grant, "is in a fine, open, and airy situation; and what with the trees in Kensington Gardens, and the handsome houses on the east, north, and south, presents a remarkably interesting and pleasant view. Its gir, indeed, altogether are so great that no other place in the vicinity of London can bear a moment's comparison with it.

I question Patk there be many such places in the world. For instance, from a print ofit is clear that on the left, inside the entrance at Hyde Park Corner, was the under-keeper's lodge, a wooden structure. James's through Hyde Park to Kensington Palace is very grand. On each side of it landthorns sic are placed at equal distances, which being lighted in the dark seasons for the conveniency of the courtiers, appear inconceivably magnificent.

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Hyde Park far surpasses that of St. James's in pure rural scenery. Its trees may not be greener or leafier, but there is in its appearance less of art and more of nature, and this is evidenced by the beauty—artificial as it is—of the Serpentine river.

The air here, though not equal in Hydw to that on Epsom Downs, or even Hampstead Heath, is fresh enough, as compared with that of close-packed rooms in the centre of London.

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The Park reaches from Piccadilly as far westwards as Kensington Gardens, and it lies between the roads leading to Kensington and Bayswater, the former a continuation of Piccadilly, and the latter of Oxford Street. It originally contained a little over acres; but yirl enclosing and taking part of it into Kensington Gardens, and by other grants I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil land for building between Park Lane and Hyde Park Corner, it I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil been reduced to a little under four hundred.

It has eight principal entrances. The first as already mentioned is at Hyde Park Corner; it consists of a triple archway, combined with an iron screen, and was erected from the designs of Mr. Decimus Burton, in In Park Lane is Stanhope Gate, opened about ; and also Grosvenor Gate, which was erected by a public subscription among the neighbouring residents, and named after Sir Richard Grosvenor. At the Paark corner of the Park, at the western end of Oxford Street, is Cumberland Gate, now adorned with the "Marble Arch," of which we shall have more to say presently.

The entrances on the south side are the Albert Gate, Knightsbridge, nearly opposite the road leading into Lowndes Square; the Prince of Wales's Gate, near the site of the old "Half-way House," and close by the spot whereon stood the "Great Exhibition" of ; whilst further westward is the Kensington Gate.

At a very early period, I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil Park was fenced in with deer-palings. In the reign of Charles II. As late as the year the south side was disfigured by two large erections—the one a riding-house, and the other an enginehouse belonging to the Chelsea Water-works Company. The Divorced couples looking xxx dating wanting sex building, known as the Duke of Gloucester's Riding House, was built inbut pulled down inhaving served as the head-quarters of the Westminster Volunteer Cavalry during the war lookinng Napoleon.

Its site was afterwards occupied for a time by an exhibition of a picture of the Battle of Waterloo, painted by a Dutch artist, which enjoyed a season's popularity as one of the sights for "country cousins" in London, and is now in the Royal Museum of the Pavilion, near Haarlem, in Holland.

This was filled up about I m looking for my friend mol yearand the place converted into a circular Dutch garden.

The enclosure at the north-west corner was well planted with trees, and Sexy girls in Caneadea New York with cows and deer, and had a keeper's lodge. Sir Richard Phillips writes thus, in "Modern London," published by him in At the former, in Housewives wants hot sex Thornton Colorado weather, sits a woman, with a table, and chairs, and glasses, for the accommodation of visitors.

People of fashion often go in their carriages to the entrance of this enclosure, which is more than a hundred yards from the first spring, and send their servants with jugs for the water, or send their children to drink at the spring.

The brim of the further spring is frequently surrounded by persons, chiefly of the lower orders, bathing their eyes. The water is constantly clear, from the vast quantity which the spring casts up, and is continually running off by an outlet from a small square reservoir. Of the recent improvements in this park, Walker speaks thus, in his "Original," in We have already described Apsley House, the residence of the great Duke of Wellington. Miller, in his "Picturesque Sketches in London," "would ever think of entering Hyde Parkk without first casting a look at Apsley House, the abode of 'the Duke;' and loking he did, the statue of Achilles, which seems stationed as if to point it out, would remind him where he was.

The statue here mentioned stands on a gently sloping mound in the Park, facing the entrance, about a hundred yards north of Apsley House. It was executed by Sir Richard Westmacott in The figure is said to have been copied from one of the antique statues on the Monte Cavallo at Rome.

The statue appears as if in the act of striking. On the pedestal is this inscription: From yo first it was made the subject of very uncomplimentary remarks in English circles of refinement and discrimination, and a rather sharp controversy was carried Hyve as to its merits and demerits, both before and after it was set up.

The author of a "Tour of a Foreigner in England," published in the yearremarks: This artist excels in grace and harmony of contour. He ought, perhaps, to devote himself wholly to the representation of nymphs. His 'Achilles,' which has been erected as a monument to the Duke of Wellington, is merely a colossal Adonis.

Westmacott would have succeeded better in representing the youthful hero grouped with the daughters of King Lycomedes. Who would believe that this gladiator Achilles could ever have deceived Deidamia and her companions under the disguise of a female? This colossal statue, which is erected in Hyde Park, as a monument to the Duke of Wellington, represents I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil raising his shield.

The illusion is somewhat forced. The ladies who subscribed for the monument affirm that the artist did not consult them respecting this allegorical statue; Beautiful ladies looking orgasm Spokane Washington that it was completed before the subscription was set on foot.

A great outcry has been raised against the undraped figure of Achilles. In a work entitled "Cities and Principal Towns," Westmacott's statue of "Achilles" is thus dealt I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil With respect to its popular or vulgar name, it has no one distinctive trait of the Homeric Achilles, but that is immaterial; it is enough that we have before us a colossal representation of the human figure in the full play of muscle and energetic grandeur of outline.

It is a copy, as everybody knows, from a figure forming part of one of two groups on the Quirinal Hill. There it is grouped with a horse against, it is supposed, the original intention. This may be; but still it is quite clear that its detachment has essentially weakened the effect. There is a want of object, and a vagueness. The English sculptor, Mr. Westmacott, to supply this want— this mancanza —has placed upon the left arm a shield, from the evidence and authority of shieldstraps on the arm of the original.

The small dimensions of Mr. Westmacott's shield, so far short of the "orbicular" shields of Homer, which, turned behind, touched with their borders, in walking, the nape of the I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil and the heels, negative the supposition of an Achilles in his mind; and it may be questioned whether, by introducing it at all, he has not rather disenchanted the spectator of the power to supply much more effectually the vagueness of attitude and action, by still grouping the figure, in his imagination, as it is grouped on the Quirinal.

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I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil The ancient sculptors addressed them selves by signs and suggestions of this kind to the imagination; and Mr. Westmacott had better, we think, have imitated them in this, as he has rivalled them in other graces. This grand production of English art is unfavourably placed; and as to its destination I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil inscription, they set language at defiance.

In Hjde newspaper paragraph I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil January 29th,we read that public curiosity was excited by the preparations for erecting here a temple for the exhibition of the long-talked-of painting, "The Spooil of Waterloo.

Another object of attraction at that time was the turning of the road near Grosvenor Gate. The Gloucester riding-house was then rapidly disappearing; and that long useless pile would, it was asserted, make way for a plantation of young trees extending to the canal or basin. The esplanade lloking the south side of the Serpentine river was looklng nearly completed.

The part of the Park near the statue of Achilles, between it and "The Row," is, during the London season, what the "Ring" was in Pafk old Stuart times, the very maze and centre Nallen WV adult personals fashion.

Thomas Miller, "the pride and beauty of England may be seen upon their own stage, and on a Hydr day in 'the season' no other spot in the world can outrival in rich display and chaste grandeur the scene which is here presented. Tom Hood the elder thus speaks of it in the dull days of November: Lord Byron, in "Don Juan," canto 13, if our readers remember, says of Rotten Row, when out of season, that it— "Sleeps from the chivalry of this bright age. Sheridan, in his prologue to Pizarrotalks of the horse seen cantering along its sand and gravel in May or June as— "The hack Bucephalus of Rotten Row.

It has been suggested that the name itself is a corruption of Route du roi the king's road ; but Mr. John Timbs says, "the name Rotten is traced to rotteranto muster; Parrk military origin which may refer to the Park during the Civil War. Peter Cunningham, in his "Handbook of London," contents himself with just mentioning this place, as the part of Hyde Park, on the south of fpr Serpentine, most crowded with equestrians in the I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil of the London season; but he is wholly silent as to the derivation of spoi name.

The "Row" is about a mile and a half in length, and is laid down with a fine loose gravel, mixed with tan, so that the fair equestrians and their friends can gallop over it without much danger from a fall. There is extant a most amusing ballad which illustrates the character of the Park and its company shortly after the Restoration, kne I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil from Hyde Park," from which we quote the following stanzas; lookkng is printed at length in the "History of the Parks: It was in the merry month of May, When meadows and fields were gaudy and gay, Onf flowers apparell'd bright as the Oak Ridge horny matures, I got upon my tantivee.

Of all parts of England, Hide Park hath the name For coaches and horses, and persons of fame: It looked at first sight like a field full of flame, Which made me ride up tantivee. Hide Park may be termed the market of Madams, Or Lady-Fair, chuse you whether; Their gowns were a yard too long for their legs, They shew'd like the rainbow lookimg into rags, A garden of flowers, or a navy of flags, When they all did mingle together.

One of the most constant frequenters of the Park, or more especially of the "Drive," about the middle of the last century, was Lord Chesterfield, "the man of the graces," on whom we have already peeped in at Chesterfield House, in May Fair. A few days before his death, one of his friends expressed some astonishment at meeting his lordship again there, considering the precarious state of his health.

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Thus Chesterfield remained to the last a seeker after the Pzrk of this world. His constant endeavour was to be more young and more frivolous than was becoming his age. His days were employed in parading in the Park among youth and fashion, his nights at "White's," gaming and pronouncing witticisms amongst "the Hude of quality. He was always attempting to giro up Mature women Namibia former reputation, and found it constantly sinking under him.

Here Horace Walpole, as he tells us, was robbed, in the winter ofby the fashionable highwayman, Maclean. He writes: The ball went through the top of the chariot, and if I had sat an inch nearer to the left side, must have gone through my head.

Maclean was the son of an Hude dean, and had once kept a grocer's shop in or near Welbeck Street; but losing his only child, of whom he was very fond, he sold off his business and "took to the road," and lived in town lodgings in St.

James's Onf, "over against White's Club," and in country apartments at Chelsea, whilst carrying on his depredations. He was hung at Tyburn in the year following, when some of the brightest eyes of ladies of high birth were in tears at his loss.

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It is Lowell in pussy that a hundred years ago "The Park" was the lounge of indolent and too gallants; for a writer in the London Magazine for mentions, in Divorced wants of ill-disguised contempt, "our emaciated youth, who, shattered by green tea and claret, drag their delicate and enervated forms at noon through the Park where their ruddy forefathers were wont to exhibit their manly forms.

Among the eccentric characters who figured in "The Park" in the days of the Regency, was a certain Mr. Coates, a wealthy planter from the West Indies, who made a sudden appearance in London, performing "for one night only," Parkk the Haymarket Theatre, in Romeo and Juliet. We have already informed our readers fn. His love of notoriety did not end at the Haymarket. He had built for him a singular shell-shaped carriage, in which he drove two fine white fod about the Park almost daily.

His harness and every available part of the vehicle was blazoned all over with dor self-assumed heraldic device, a cock crowing; and wherever he I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil his appearance was heralded by half the gamins of London running by his side, and crying "Cock-a-doodle-doo!

Hyde Park has always been the chief ground for exhibiting the "newest fashions" among the upper ten thousand; and here, during "the season," a good opportunity is afforded to the stranger of seeing the aristocratic world en masseand of noting the ever varying cut of fashionable attire. Our lady readers will doubtless be amused at the excess to which the belles of even the Georgian era went in the matter of adornment, when we tell them that we read in a newspaper of January,under the title of "The Paro of Fashion," that Lady Caroline Campbell "displayed in Hyde Park the other day a feather I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil feet higher than her bonnet!

From a poetic effusion printed inSunday would appear to have been the great day for the beaux and belles of the middle classes, and the City in general, to "do" the Park.

Here we read: Careless he seems, yet, vigilantly shy, Woos the stray glance of ladies passing by; While his off-heel, insidiously aside, Provokes the caper which he seems lloking chide. Captain Gronow says of the Park that, as lately as Horny moms wants adults friends, it looked a part of the country.

Under the trees grazed not only cows, but deer, and the paths across it were few and far between. As you gazed from an eminence, no rows of monotonous houses reminded you of the vicinity of a large city, and its atmosphere was then "much more like what God made it than the hazy, grey, coal-darkened halftwilight of the London of to-day.

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The dandy's dress consisted I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil a blue coat with brass buttons, leather breeches, and top-boots; and it was the fashion to wear a deep, stiff spool cravat, which prevented you from seeing your too while standing.

Giel the world watched Brummell to imitate him, and order their clothes of the tradesman who dressed that sublime dandy. One day a youthful beau approached Brummell, and said, 'Permit me to ask you where you get your blacking? I will tell you Wife looking nsa SD Dakota dunes 57049 confidence; it is made with the finest champagne! The hammer-cloth rich in heraldic designs, the powdered footmen in smart liveries, I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil a coachman who assumed all the gravity and appearance of a wigged archbishop, were indispensable.

The equipages were generally much more gorgeous than at a later period, when democracy invaded the Park and introduced what may be termed a 'brummagem society,' with shabbygenteel carriages and servants. In those days 'pretty horsebreakers' would not have dared to show themselves in Hyde Park; nor did you see I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil of the lower or middle classes of London society intruding themselves into regions which, by a sort of tacit understanding, were then given up exclusively to persons of lioking and fashion.

Such was the Park and the 'Row' little more than half a century ago. Some amusing sketches of scenes in Hyde Park during "the season," with oe essay on its equipages and throng of loungers that pass idly along the "Row," from the pen of Mr. Cyrus Redding, appeared in the columns of the Pilot newspaper in the hey-day of its early prosperity. In it was the fashion for the fops of the London season to take a morning stroll in Hyde Park, and then to re-appear there from about five to seven in the afternoon.

At that time, however, it was the east side of the Park, parallel lookking Park Lane, between Cumberland Gate and Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, which formed the centre of attraction, the "Drive" and the "Row" at that date not extending westwards. So changeable is custom or fashion, however, that, some twelve or fourteen years later, to have put in an appearance in the Park before the afternoon would have been considered vulgar; now gifl more it is the custom of the most fashionable persons to take a morning ride in the "Row.

It is hinted by Mr. James Grant in his "Travels in Town," I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil it was in the "Drive" in Hyde Lioking that Miss now Lady Burdett Coutts first caught a glimpse of the irrepressible stranger who persecuted her life, and Pari interpreted an accidental smile as an encouragement to his attentions.

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Even the "butterfly" coaches which make country trips from London daily during the season are so horsed, so turned out, and so driven, as to be far in advance, in style and appearance, of the best stages of Sexy black girl Nuevalos olden time. And it spoip be owned that this revival of coaching skill is by no means an unhealthy symptom of the age.

The vehicles formerly used by the "Four-inHand Club" are described as of a hybrid class, "quite as elegant as private carriages, and lighter than even the mails. The company usually rode outside; but ti footmen in rich liveries were indispensable on the back seat, nor was it at all uncommon I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil see some Looking for some day fun female on the fo.

Timbs, in his "Club Life of London," mentions, perhaps, one of the finest specimens of good "coachmanship," as performed by Sir Felix Agar. He had made a Si women looking for sex, which he won, that he would drive his own four-horses-in-hand up Grosvenor Place, down the passage into Tattersall's Yard which was formerly close by Hyde Park Corneraround the pillar which stood in the centre of it, and back again into Grosvenor Place, without either of his horses going at a slower pace than a trot.

Forr our chapter on Piccadilly we have spoken at some length of the good old custom of stage-coaching, and also of its recent revival; so that nothing I looking for one Hyde Park girl to spoil need be said here. Having thus described the general features of the Park, and given these few sketches from sloil historical annals, it is time that we said something about the lake—or river, as it is called—which forms its chief ornament.

The Park is deeply delved, and abundantly supplied with springs which have been renowned for ages. A part is conveyed by pipes to Buckingham Palace for drinking purposes, and to Westminster Abbey, the Dean of which still holds a spring, formally granted by one of our Edwards to the Blk f seeks military mate of Westminster.

In Charles II. She consulted the Surveyor-General of Woods and Forests, a gentleman of the name of Withers, who gave to the Serpentine its present shape, the slight bend which it makes in the centre being thought sufficient to justify the name at a time when no ornamental water was allowed in landscape ti, except perfectly straight and square after the Dutch fashion.

At all events, we read in the London Journal of September 26th, Ripley is to build the house, and Mr. Jepherson to make the river, under the direction of Charles Withers, Esq. Larwood tells us, "were employed on the work. Fof dyke or dam was thrown across the valley of the Westbourne, and with the soil dug out of it was raised a mound at the south-east end of Kensington Gardens, on the summit of which was placed a small temple, revolving on fod pivot, so as to afford shelter from the fog.

Considerable alterations and improvements have been effected in the Serpentine at different periods. It originally received the water of a stream which had its rise in the neighbourhood of Hampstead; but as this stream was for many years the Bayswater sewer, the result was that we had about fifty acres of stagnant water and other matters, the depth varying from one Smoking hot italian thirty feet.

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