15 JANUARY 1831, Page 2

THE KING —His Majesty, if we may believe the indirect evidence

of the reports, contindes to enjoy good health ; the records of the week are

wholly occupied with an account of the dinners he has taken and given. 'We are far from underrating the value or the importance of a good dinner, but we would rather " inwardly digest it" than talk about it. The attendance on divine service on Sunday is a good old custom, and worthy of all commendation ; but when it occurs fifty-two times in the course of the year, it puzzles even our inventive faculties to describe it without running into repetitions. Airings are more varied, for they may be taken in carriage, on horseback, on foot, in the fields, in the streets, in good weather, in bad ; yet even these changes have been long ago exhausted. 'We shall soon have nothing to say about his Majesty at all. There are no breaka in the calm current of his temper, no back- slidings in the sturdiness of his honour, to give scandal a laugh and pa- triotism a sigh ; he neither shapes inexpressibles, nor plans button-holes, nor plays the piano, nor strings necklaces—in a word, were we not satis- fied by statute, that he is really and truly a King, we should be exceed- ingly apt to look on him as no more than an honest, intelligent, and high-spirited gentleman. Then, again, the Queen—why, she is an affec- tionate wife, an attentive and indulgent mistress, a kind and considerate friend, an amiable, nay what is more commonplace still, a sensible woman —we have been told she actually yawns over cards ! What is there in such a character to call forth our small eloquence ? Their Majesties' adulators, within and without the circle of the Court, will, we fear, have to abandon their ordinary principles of trade—they will be obliged to tell the truth when they praise them.

Among the visiters at the Pavilion during the week, we observe the name of the venerable Mrs. Fitzherbert ; and among the residents there, is the amiable daughter of the Duke of Sussex—English, like her parents, but whom our contemporaries will foolishly convert into a Frenchwoman, by calling her Mademoiselle instead of Miss D'EsTE. How would it sound to call her mother Madame MURRAY?