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TO CORRESPONDENTS. To Clericus : we do not know the address of the widow of Blake, the artist; but have no doubt she might obtain liberal sums for such remains of his productions as may be in her possession. We will make some inquiries.

We had not noticed the Advertisement alluded to by an Original Subscriber, which is certainly very doubtful.

We shall be very happy to hear farther from S.; and if his following communications please us as much as the first, shall feel obliged to him for the series.

We think very well of Mr. Carstairs' system, as far as we have examined it--but want practice to speak authoritatively.

ERRATUM.-In the first column of page 106 of our last No., line 20 from bottom, for “ can scarcely be observed," read “ can scarcely be obscured."

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ADVERTISEMENTS
Connected with Literature and the Arts.
BRITISH INSTITUTION, PALL

MALL.
The Gallery for the Exhibition and Sale of the Works of
British Artists is open Daily, from Ten in the Morning till Five-
in the Evening.

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Notice to Exhibitors. All Works of Art intended for the ensuing Exhibition with the Society of British Artists must be sent on Monday the 1st, or Tuesday the 9d, of March, between the hours of Ten and Six in the Evening, after which time no. Works can be received.

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RAGEMENT of the FINE ARTS.
Exhibitors and the Public are informed that the Northern So-
ciety for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts will open their
Gallery on or about the First of May next; and that Works of
Art will be received during the first Three Weeks in April.

F. T. BILLAM, Hon. Secretary.
Gallery of the Northern Society, Leeds, Jan. 28, 1830.

All Letters to be addressed_" The Directors of the Northern Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts, Leeds."

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Council hereby give Notice, that Professor Dale will commence the Second Division of his Course of Lectures on English Literature on Tuesday the 23d of February. The Lectures are delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Six to Seven in the Evening, and will continue every Week till July. This Division will comprehend the Origin and Progress of the Drama, the History of English Poetry, and the Origin and Progress of Romantic Fiction, &c. Fee, 31. for the Nominees of Proprietors-31. 158. for others. The Students of this Class will be allowed to contend for the Prize in the Senior English Language Class.

Professor Panizzi will commence a Course of Twelve Leca tures on Italian Literature, on Monday the 22d of February. They will comprehend the Tescide of Boccaccio, the Italia Lia berata of Trissino, the Gerusalemme Liberata of Tasso, the Secchia Rapita of Tassoni, and the Scherno degli Dei of Bracciolini. They will be delivered on Mondays and Thursdays from Three to Four o'Clock. Fee for Nominees of Proprietors, ll. 48.-for others 11. 10s.

Professor Muhlenfels will commence a Course of Twelve Leo tures on German Literature on Monday the 22d of February. The subject of them will be the History of German Poetry during the last Three Centuries. They will be delivered on Mondays and Thursdays, from four to Five o'Clock. Fee for Nominees of Proprietors 11.48.---for others 11. 108.

Lectures on History, by Benjamin Heath Malkin, LL.D.-Professor Malkin will commence a Course of Lectures on the Practi. cal Use of Historical Studies, with a comparative view of Society and Manners in different periods and countries, ancient and modern, on Tuesday the 9th of March. The Lectures will be delivered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at Two o'Clock, until the close of the Session in July. Fee 31. for the Nominees of Proprietors-31. 158. for others. There will be free admission to the Introductory Lecture on the 9th of March. University of London,

LEONARD HORNER, 16th Feb. 1830.

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EUCLES, and PUNCH, as Life in London, with NAPOLEON, URIEL and SATAN, LADY MACBETH, and several Drawings and Sketches, will open March 1st, at the West. ern Exchange, Old Bond Street.

Admittance, 18.- Catalogue 6d. The Private Day for the Nobility and Patrons will be the previous Saturday; and on Monday, April 5th, at Two o'Clock, the

Subscribers for the purchase of Eucles will be assembled to The mode of keeping the above registers was as fol- decide possession, and Lord F. L. GOWER in the Chair. lows:-At Edmonton, the warmth of the day is observed by means of a thermometer exposed to the north, in the "O BRITISH ARTISTS. At a Meeting shade, standing about four feet above the surface of the of the Committee, appointed by the Common Council, ground: the extreme cold of the night is ascertained by for Distributing the Premiums for Works of Art, granted by the a horizontal self-registering thermometer in a similar Council, and to be exhibited in the Exhibition in Liverpool: situation: the daily range of the barometer is known given to the painter of the best Picture in oil exhibited in the

It was resolved-That, for the ensuing year, Fifty Guineas be from observations made at intervals of four hours each, Liverpool Exhibition, without regard to size or subject, and from eight in the morning till eight in the evening: the without any restriction whatever, except that such picture must weather and direction of the wind are the result of the be known to be the work of a British Artist, painted expressly most frequent observations: the rain is measured every for the Liverpool Exhibition, and not previously exhibited in any morning at 8 o'clock. At Cheltenham, the temperature is ascertained by a committee of Gentlemen appointed by the Council.

Resolved-That the above Prize be adjudged and awarded by a horizontal self-registering thermometer, suspended about Liverpool, December 1839. J.WRIGHT, Chairinan,

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Wisayu ; after death the corpse is kept a long whose influence is beneficial to the human Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir time, by the higher classes above a year, by race.

These divinities listen to the prayers, Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S. &c. By the lower at least two months ; the dead and are pleased with the sacrifices offered to his Widow. 4to. pp. 823. London, 1830. bodies are preserved by daily fumigation with them by mortals. They know all that passes J. Murray.

benzoin, &c.; they are then burned, except on earth; they have a general superintendence ANOTHER big square book, as a royal duke children who have not shed their teeth, and over mankind and all mundane affairs; the once said to Gibbon, is an overwhelming as- persons dying of small-pox, who are buried destinies of men are in their hands, and all sault upon a poor weekly critic, who, instead immediately. The widow of the Sadraya and events are at their disposal. To these be. of, lover-like, praying the gods to annihilate Wisayu classes generally burns herself with nignant beings man is indebted for the prin. both time and space, would weary them with her husband's corpse; this, however, is volun. ciple of life, and this debt is continually in. petitions to prolong the one and extend the tary; and not the wives only, but concubines, creasing through every instant of his exist. other. The contents of this work, too, are so and female slaves also, sacrifice themselves on ence, for the preservation and maintenance of various and interesting, combine so much of such occasions. The father of the present that principle within him. There appear to personal narrative with matters of public note, rajah of Balibing was burned with seventy- be orders and gradations of these beings ; they and furnish such a mass of materials for four women. It is customary with some are not all of the same importance to man. observation, that we could hardly do them classes to throw the dead bodies into the sea. They have their abodes on the earth, and justice after a month's reading, and the dilation The era is denominated Isahia : each month choose different parts of its surface for their of a full quire of foolscap. Apologising, there has thirty-five days; the year four hundred habitations; some resort to the deepest and fore, for a very imperfect report, we shall do and twenty.”

most gloomy woods and forests; some to hills Ittle else than introduce it to our readers. Elsewhere we are told of native customs. and mountains ; some preside over the rushing

Sir Stamford Raffles, the son of a West During our stay at Tranjung Alem, the torrent, while others, delighted with the gentle India captain, who did not find his way to chiefs entered into a treaty, by which they murmurs of the limpid stream, retire to its fortune in the trade, was born at sea. His placed themselves under the protection of the shady banks. Particular trees are devoted to progenitors were originally of the north of British government, and thus all cause of these deities : thus the sacred bringin tree or England; and the later branches, of Berwick. dispute and misunderstanding was at once set the venerable banyan spreads forth its shade on Tweed. He received only two years' at rest. I must also note another occurrence in a peculiar manner, in order to shelter the boarding - school tuition at Hammersmith, of moment : an old woman of rank died, and sacred habitation of a Dewa ; even the kalapo being at the early age of fourteen engaged as we witnessed all the ceremonies; they com- gading, (a variety of the cocoa-nut tree), in an extra clerk in the India House; so that for menced by all the females of the village re- the opinion of these superstitious people, is all his acquirements he was indebted to his pairing to the house of the deceased, and under the benignant influence of a holy Dewa, own love of instruction and industry. These setting up a squall something like the Irish who resides in its branches, and produces a qualities, with a most retentive memory, howl for an hour or two. After this the body more excellent sort of fruit. But besides these enabled him greatly to surmount the deficiency was removed to the Bali, or hall of audience, there is another order of beings, whose in. of education, and raise himself to honourable where we were to dine; we, however, pre- fluence is far less benignant. They are called Estinction in life. He was also possessed of ferred dining in another place, but in the Jins, or evil spirits, and are considered to be high moral worth, and, especially as an af- evening it was expected that we should be the authors of evil. All the misfortunes and fectionate son, from first to last displayed a present at the ceremony, which consisted of calamities attendant on human life proceed from rery excellent disposition.

dancing and singing, in the presence of the them. They likewise have their residence on Having, by his good conduct, secured the whole village assembled in the hail where the different parts of the earth ; and should a man approbation of his superiors, he was in 1805 body lay. On the next morning the head of by accident approach the unhallowed spot, he sept out as assistant secretary to Penang, the village killed a goat and sprinkled the usually feels the anger of these resentful spirits. where the Company had resolved on a settle- blood about the house of the deceased, and all There is still another class of beings, who, in ment. With his usual diligence, he speedily the maidens within hail attended at the Bali, regard to the qualities and attributes ascribed de himself master of the Malay language, contending with each other who should exclaim to them, appear to possess a middle rank bead acquired so much general information on loudest: Oh mother! come back, mother, tween the Dewas and the Jins, approaching every subject connected with the Indian Archi- come back! This continued till they con- much nearer to the nature of the former. ' pelago, as to render himself and his services cluded the body would keep no longer, when it They are termed Orang Alus, that is, fine, ir dispensable for all the operations pursued in was hurried off, and quietly ed out of the impalpable, or invisible men. I do not know that quarter.

Before 1808 he had become village to a grave, in which it was interred the precise office or nature of this fairy tribe. secretary, and in that year visited Malacca, without further ceremony. The people, though They seem to be a mixture of material and improving himself in all kinds of useful know- professedly Mahomedans, seem more attached immaterial beings, partaking of the nature of ledige. In 1811, when Lord Minto undertook to their ancient worship and superstitions than men and spirits. I have seen a man who, it the expedition against Java, it may readily be I expected. I clearly traced an ancient my- was said, was wedded to one of these Orang supposed that the counsels of Mr. Raffles were thology, and obtained the names of at least Alus. I concluded his children partook of the sugbt; and accordingly we find that he bore twenty gods, several of whom are Hindus. ** nature of their mother, for although he had a a very prominent part in that important con. They have no idea of one eternal Supreme large family, nobody had ever seen one. The quest, of which he was appointed governor. Being, who made all things; although they name of the man was Dupati Rajo Wani; in In this high station he remained till 1816; frequently make use of the expression Allah appearance he much resembled a wizard. Such and from 1817 to 1824 had the charge of Tuah, the term by which the Arabians express are the ridiculous ideas of this people! But Bencoolen and its dependencies. His life and that idea, and, 'borrowing from the latter, are they more gross than those entertained by correspondence in these employments unfold which the Malays use to express the same the Greeks and Romans with regard to their the history of the commerce, resources, lite- idea; but the more ignorant Pasumah affixes deities? The manes of their ancestors are nature, zoology, and other scientific relations no such meaning to it. Ask him what he held in the highest veneration, and are esof this portion of the world ; and from the means by it, and he replies, it is one of the teemed not inferior to the gods themselves. details we make the following characteristic Dewas. In the mythology of these people, They suppose them to take concern in the miscellaneous selections, as fairly illustrative of Dewas are the highest order of beings, whom welfare of their posterity, over whom they are ibe work before us.

they regard with superstitious reverence, I always watchful. They have a strong regard

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