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they, with the commencing letters of an epic to any that were ever drunk in the seraglio; dragged from the hoofs of the Muscove cavalry, taph, had been cut over part of the more one was the soul of economy, for she could in the plain before Shumla, and yet Noured bas ancient classic work. "And cannot even the house a whole day for a rubieh less than any lived twelve years since then.' The dying solemnity of the grave,'mused the sad humour- body else ; another was the soul of taste, for man raised his head, and, after a tremendous ist, 'inspire the virtue of honesty, and respect she could paint doves and roses on Kalem- effort, and a horrible rattling in his throat, he for the ashes of the dead ? What have we kiars, and sing psalms and Turkish songs to replied with a hoarse voice to his friends :here but a repeated sacrilege-a double rob- the accompaniment of some old Armenian · Hark ye! twelve years ago my arm was bery? The Christian desecrates the Pagan's pipers-very great performers, the attraction broken by a Muscove bullet the grape-shot, tomb the Turk the Christian's, and effaces as of the Tekkė at Perá."

that fell thick as hail, wounded me in trunk equally obnoxious, the work of both, to make We must select one or two of the very and limba ghiaour's bayonet threw me to room for his own epitaph, which he fondly curious remarks and descriptions of customs the earth, and a troop of horse charged over me hopes will be respected and enduring: Who, scattered over these volumes :

as I lay! But twelve years ago I was the tben, need care where his ashes repose ; or Houris' Complexions.--"Apropos of houris, I father of two bold boys I had friends, I had flatter himself-unless they be given at once to never have heard or seen any remark made hopes_but now!-Have I not seen this morn. the elements, through the agency of fire, or on the odd properties of colour Mahomet gives ing my sons in manhood's pride-my brothercast into the remote and fathomless sea that to the bodies of these eternal virgins. • Some the friends that gathered under my roof, fall his remains will be undisturbed by man! Anon, of them,' says he, “are white, some rose, the one by one by my side ?

Have we the Muscovites may be masters of proud Stam- third are yellow, the fourth are green.' Íma- not seen ourselves deserted and betrayed, and bool, and the Turks-the Turks, who have gine a mistress with a pea-green complexion ! does not triumphant treachery and revenge never dug a stone, nor worked in the marble Laughing Turks ! _“A friend - a gentleman proclaim that our order—the glorious and the quarry, since their establishment in the fallen who loves a laugh himself, and has as fine a ancient-the order of Hadji-Bektash, is for regions of architecture and sculpture, but have perception of the droll and the witty as any ever annihilated, and a price set upon each of mutilated ancient art, and raised their motley man I ever knew, tells a good story about our heads ?' * The horror depicted on structures with the exquisite fragments of my Turks laughing. He was at the town of the the countenances of his wild-looking followers, ancestors' skill, may see these cherished tombs Dardanelles with another English traveller : was immeasurably increased. Before they went (portions of their abused spoil) torn from the while loitering about, he all at once missed his on their way, and left his body to the wolves, to grave and the cypress grove, to build stables English servant, a humorous creature, worthy the dogs hungry as they, and to the birds of and barracks for the ghiaours ! Let me be of such a master. After some search, H. prey, they each cut off a small piece of his dress gone! the beauty of death and the repose of the was found in the bazars, dancing a minuet -and one, a nearer friend, perhaps, than the grave, must be sought for in other objects and with a tall tame pelican: noways disconcerted rest, detached a stripe of leather fastened round connexions than these, which, beauteous and at their approach, he finished his dance, and the upper part of his colossal arm by a buckle, impressive as they are, partake of the nature then with a ball-room bow, he took his partner containing the treasured passage from the of every thing on earth, and afford no ' lasting by the wing, and, with a mincing gait, led her Khoran-the amulet which was to preserve its delight."

to take refreshments at a neighbouring kibaub wearer from evil eyes and evil fortunes. These À travelling Resource.-"A Catholic Arme- shop. The solemn Turks almost died of sentimentalities, however, did not prevent them nian, a clever, good-tempered fellow, who had laughter, and the roar that arose from the from securing his purse_his bright English known better days, thus described to me an bazar could be inferior only to that of the watch in its shagreen case, his silver-sheathed ingenious contrivance by which he avoided the Dardanelles battery, when Baron de Tott fired yatagan, and richly-set pistols.” vermin that abounded at Ortakeui, à ne pas his great gun !”

We must again repeat, that we think Mr. le croire. •I take care to examine and clean The Fasular Fountain. -" The water of Mac Farlane the perfection of travellers :-ani. a large wooden table; on it I lay my mattress, this fountain is said to possess miraculous mated, intelligent, and picturesque, he merits and then I put the four legs of the table each qualities ; the man who has once drunk it, the destiny of the Wandering Jews the existinto a pan of water on the floor ; I am thus cannot leave Smyrna without taking with him a ence of that gentleman being, however, in our insulated the bugs can't very well cross the wife of the place. A jovial friend of mine, who minds, entirely disproved by the fact of his water!' And do you escape their invasion ?' had drunk of the fatal stream, and left Smyrna never having published any of his reminiscences. • Yes; all but that of a few bugs that may and returned, and was likely to leave it again, There is a most interesting historical sum. drop from the rafters and ceilings of the old without the encumbrance alluded to, on being mary of the early history of the Armenians, house !'"

questioned how that should happen, said he which adds greatly to the value of these interA lady going to seek a wife for her son, gives believed it was because he never drank it neat esting volumes. occasion to the following list of Turkish femi. -he always mixed brandy with his water !" nine accomplishments : “ The large saloon We will conclude with the dying Janissary. The Diary and Correspondence of Philip into which the company was ushered by the “He recognised in the disfigured, fallen form Doddridge, D.D. Vol. III. 8vo. pp. 560. hostess was empty, but presently a banging-to of the gigantic Janissary, a certain Nonred. London, 1830. Colburn. of doors, and a shuffling of papooshes were Aghà, whom he had known in former times, On the appearance of the two preceding voheard, and the nine unmarried daughters of and whose herculean proportions, beautiful lumes of this publication we went at con. the house came running in, one after the manly face, and thick black beard, had fre- siderable length both into remark and extract, other, as if in a race. Once within the room, quently excited the stripling's involuntary ad. in order to illustrate a work curious for its however, they became as meek and decorous miration and envy. But there he lay in the fresh portraiture of a celebrated individual, as need be, and approached, like whirling dust; bis voice of thunder softened to a moan, and still more so, from its withdrawing the dervishes about to begin their holy waltz, and his almost super-human strength with curtain and exposing the recesses of the re' with measured steps and slow,' and with scarce remains enough to raise his bare and ligious body to which he belonged. It is their arms crossed on their bosoms, to kiss the muscular arm to motion to his friends that they therefore unnecessary for us to go over the hand of the visitor who had come to choose a should leave him. Some of those desperate same ground again ;-to point out how very daughter-in-law among them. There they fellows, casting a farewell glance at their chief, like the influence of confessors in the Romish are, by the blessing of the Virgin ! and all to went on their way--but a certain affection-church is that possessed by pastors of other be married,' said the mother; and then, as or respect, or awe, which the gigantic man denominations; how tindery and warm the they passed before the low divan, one by one imposed to the last on their barbarous minds, worthy Dr. was in his love affairs ; how much dropping their lips on the hands of her who retained a few round the person of their chief, the unction of strong feelings also pervaded had brought a husband for one of them into and after a long shuddering, as he seemed his religious life ; and how genuine a picture the world, she repeated the name and quality somewhat to revive, they proposed that he these memoirs presented of human nature of each, in much the style and form that a should rise from the ground, and they would acting under the impressions which constitute horse-jockey or a guinea-man’ would use carry him on, in their arms. It is of no avail, the numerous class of our fellow-citizens fa. in shewing-up a stud to a purchaser. There my friends," said Noured, opening his eyes, miliarly known by the appellation of " serious was certainly a variety.- from mature nine- which were glazed and ghastly, 'my hour is people.” The third volume resembles its preand-twenty to girlish thirteen, and the variety come I hear the angel of death rustling his cursors—in his private character exhibiting was marked in other things than age. One black wings over my burning head ! "Man Doddridge as a most uxorious husband ; in his possessed in an eminent degree the accomplish- knows not his destiny until it is accomplished; public duties as a sensible, upright, and really ment of embroidering tobacco-pouches ; ano- and while breath remains, there is hope that good man ; in both, without cant or hypocrisy. ther was distinguished as a cook and a maker Azrael has not received his warrant. Noured. Having settled at Northampton, and being reof sweetmeats ; another made sherbets equal) Aghà was in as bad a state as this when he was. (used by his great flame, Miss Jennings, (wha


« The Heron.

afterwards became the progenitrix of the able | as possible, and will try if it be not a prac- spects to you, for I have heard my papa and and excellent family of the Aikins,) it was not ticable thing to live awhile without thinking mamma talk of you a great many times. They within the scope of his ardent temperament to of you. And because I find a peculiar pleasure tell me you are very good, and then I am sure be without a '“ mistress” to court ; and his in writing to you, and am soothing my passion you will be very fond of me, and for that reason correspondence on quitting the lady alluded to, while attempting to express it, I am resolved 1 heartily wish you were here, for I am sure I and addressing himself, as Fidelio, to Miss immediately to deny myself that gratification ; have need enough of your assistance. I am Maris (under the fond sobriquet of Cordelia), and though I have a whole page before me, but a new comer into your world ; and though whom he shortly married, is a very entertain which I could easily fill out of the abundance I have not lived quite six weeks in it, I have ing sample of the man, and of the style and of my heart, I am determined to break off already met with a great many misfortunes. manners of his time. We quote a letter without any further attempt to describe the Experience tells me that, as Menander expresses " To Miss Maris.

zeal and respect with which I am, dearest it, in a fragment preserved by Plutarch, de

Oct. 2d, 1830. creature, your most faithful, affectionate, and Tranquillitate Animæ, 150 to ouyguns autń xos “ Dearest madam,--My absence from North- humble servant,

Bios: so that I think Tully was entirely in the ampton at the beginning of the week prevented

Philip DoDDRIDGE. right when he said, “si daret mihi aliquis my indulging myself in the pleasure of writing “ P.S. I hope, madam, you will not be dis- Deus, ut ab hac ætate repuerascem, et in lunis to you sooner ; yet though I have been absent pleased with what you have read, as not being vagiam, valdè recusem. Tul. de Sen. mihi. from home, I have hardly in thought been doleful enough to express the gloom of a p. 172.' Were I, indeed, to write the whole absent from you. You know, madam, the broken heart. The fact is, that I never de history of my calamities, it would fill more than sincerity of my temper ; and perhaps among spair but in the last extremity; and persuade a sheet of royal paper.' I must only therefore all your lovers, which, young as you are, I myself you have too much goodness to delight mention those that are fresh in my memory. doubt not have been many, you never had one in human sacrifices. Let us, I entreat you, Even the other night my mamma was so un. that treated you with less ceremony. But see whether it be not possible to spend our kind that she would not let me suck any longer what I want in form I make up in the affec- lives together without ever giving each other than till all the milk was gone, and when I tion which dictates my words, and will dictate one uneasy thought."

cried and bawled on, my naughty papa lay by my letter. In the honesty of my heart, I But the Doctor's poetry between two fair and slept, for aught I could find, as soundly as must tell you that I am surprised at the im- dames - Miss Catherine Freeman, who had if he had been a bachelor! At length, after pression my last visit has made upon me. It jilted him, and the new object of his idolatry, much entreaty, the pap was brought to fill up was, en vérité, so great, that if every future Miss Maris, who had received him favourably, the chink, and then it was so vilely smoked, visit is to do as much, till I see you once for is perhaps the most amusing exhibition we can that I could hardly eat it. I have a thousand all, it will be my wisdom to see you as seldom select: it is called

things to say, and for that reason am very im. as possible. I regarded you before with re

patient to learn to talk ; and really I thought spect as an agreeable stranger, and in a few A pampered Hern, of lofty mien in state,

I had the fairest opportunity in the world to

Did strut along upon a river's brink; hours you have made yourself more to me Charmed with her own majestic air and gait,

succeed, for Miss Cotton has been here these than my most intimate friends; and often She'd scarce vouchsafe to bow her neck for drink! two days, and now she is going away, to my when surrounded with them, I languish, be The glorious planet that revives the earth

great grief, semper ego, &c. Juv. I could run cause I am not with you. And yet, madam, I

Shone with full lustre on the crystal streains, on a great while, but my papa is just come into

Which made the wanton fishes, in their mirth, have not been insensible to the charms of your Roll to the shore, to bask in his bright beams.

his study, and orders me to be taken away, for sex-but there is now a magic force which Our Hern might now have taken Pike or Carp,

fear I should spoil his pen : so they have seized amazes me ; for you have made a greater ad. They seemed to court her by their near access; me, and are just going to put me into my

But then, forsooth, her stomach not being sharp, vance upon my heart in a few hours, than I

cradle, but I will stay till I have given my

She passed them by, and slighted their address; intended to have allowed you in as many . 'Tis not,' said she, • as yet my hour to eat; duty to my uncle, my service to Mrs. Nettleton, weeks ; indeed, you have possessed yourself of

My stomach's nice — I must have better meat.' and kind' love to good Mrs. Mary. I am, 80 much room in it, that'upless you will con.

So they went off, and Tench themselves present ;

madam, your most affectionate, though afflicted

This sorry fish to affront me sure was sent,' sent to be a tenant for life, our parting will be

Cried she, and tossed her beak in high disdain !

niece, and obliged humble servant, (). exceedingly troublesome, and it will be a good • I ne'er can like a Tench,'- and tossed her beak again! “P.S. I hope you will not be surprised at my while before I shall get it into good repair They passed away, as Pike and Carp had done, Latin and Greek quotations ; for I assure you again. If it were possible for a pretty lady to

Poor humble Gudgeons then in shoals came on. that I understand both these languages quite

And now our Hern began to think of meat, be troublesome, you would certainly be so; A handsome Carp she could vouchsafe to eat, as well as I do my native English !" and with all my fond prejudices in your favour, Or taste a Tench, provided it were neat.

At this busy publishing period we refrain I must profess that I have some cause to com

She looked about, and only Gudgeons found.
I hate that nasty fish,' said she, and frowned

from multiplying quotations; and conclude by plain. It is natural enough that your dear • Shall I, who Tench, and Pike, and Carp refused, repeating, that we have been greatly delighted idea should pursue me to the study and the

Be thus, by every little fish abused !

by the contents of these volumes. Some of the

A Hern eat Gudgeons !- No, it shan't be said chamber ; but why must I think of you in That I to such poor diet have been bred:

details about settlements in various places, and public, and imagine there is something that One of my birth eat Gudgeons !-No, thank fate, with various congregations, &c., might have resembles you in every agreeable woman I see,

My stomach's not so sharply set !

been omitted; but there is a raciness in the while I am proud to think that the resem

Then from them straight she turned in scornful rage; whole which must cause the work to be a

But quickly after felt her stomach's edge; blance is but faint ? My predictions are ac Swift to the shore she went, in hopes of one;

favourite with all who relish truth and chacomplished sooner than I expected, and I al

But when she came the Gudgeons too were gone. racter in productions of the sort. We ought

With hunger pressed she sought about for food, ready find so much of my happiness centered

farther to observe, that there are many parts of

But could not find one tenant of the flood. in your arms, that I believe you will find it a At length a SNAIL, upon the bank, she spied; a graver and more instructive description : very hard matter to keep me out of them. It Welcome, delicious Bait ! rejoiced she cried,

death-bed consolations, remarks on education, is impossible for me not to wish that you, ma

And gorged that nauseous thing, for all her pride !"*

the discussion of theological questions, notices dam, might feel some answerable warmth of

On the 22d of December, 1730, the Doctor of eminent literary persons, and other matters, passion ; but as it is not to be imagined, so I was made happy in Miss Maris; and their add to the interest with which we peruse these dare not say that upon the whole it is to be affections appear to have flourished with un, pages. desired. For really I think that, in an affair diminished vigour throughout their long and of such importance, it would be best that one exemplary union. The following piece of plea- The Barony. By Miss Anna Maria Porter. of us at least should bave some exercise of santry may be instanced to shew how much

3 vols. 12mo. London, 1830. Longinan. reason. I have sometimes my lucid intervals, the author

of the Family Expositor indulged in We never think of criticising, in the common especially this cold morning, and then I can innocent mirth among his higher pursuits : it acceptation of the term, any work of the hardly persuade myself that such a masterpiece is a letter presumed to be written by his first Misses Porter : they come with so many plea. of nature, so gaily adorned without, and so child, a baby just born.

sant memories of long summer mornings past richly furnished within, was ever intended for From my little Girl to my Sister. under some tent-like tree; of long winter evenmy possession, though I believe few would “ Honoured madam,--I am but a little girl, ings, when our grand annoyance was, that the more thankfully receive it, or use it with and so I shall write you but a little letter. lamp would need trimming just in the midst greater tenderness and respect. Yet, in the However, I could not forbear paying my re- of some interesting part; of old romantic fancies, midst of so much uncertainty, I am sensible it

and gentler, but not less touching excitement,is dangerous to dote upon it too much ; and • It will be observed that Catharine was then married; that even before we open the book, our good. therefore, madam, I have taken up a hearty but of what order in society the snail may be considered will is conciliated, and our favour ready. The

an , left to the resolution of applying to my business as closely reader.

volumes before us, however, might well stand

on their own merits, and we are glad to meet the cool air from the water seemed blowing resolution the confidence and the promise of Miss Porter on her old ground of historic back from her sated sense the richer breath of success. The misfortunes, the failures, which romance ;--the time is that of James 11., and what was called the myrtle garden and the would deter weaker minds, are turned into the principal characters, as usual, stand out orangerie—a breath which fancy indeed only instruments of power; and, as difficulties the very beau ideals of fictitious perfection; retained ; and she stood now, thinking how multiply around, they but unite more firmly while the attention is attracted and sustained much fresher, and purer, and exhilarating, was the energies before which they are destined by a most interesting narrative. In the Barony the clear untinctured air of heaven than when at length to yield. A man of the most ordi. the heroines are particularly well contrasted; cumbered unceasingly by accumulations of nary powers, animated by this principle, will and the descriptions are picturesque, even to scents meant only for onr passing regale. A perform a giant's labours ; while without it poetry: a very sweet picture might be painted solitary swan, white as the dazzling clouds the noblest intellect may expend itself in the from the following.

above her head, was alternately plunging under, triflings of a dwarf. Throughout the whole of “ Never had a day in May been more and rising from the clear water in the distance. his life, Sir Samuel Romilly was remarkable beautiful than the one now devoted to pastoral A nymph bathing, in a landscape by Claude for the earnest perseverance with which he pleasure. The breath of actual summer was in Lorraine, naturally followed, in idea, a mo- applied himself to the accomplishment of his the still, glowing air ; and its glittering he- ment's admiration of this single little object; designs. In the various attempts which he ralds-innumerable butterflies were on the and as Eveleen stood musing, she felt that made to improve the criminal code, his resoluwing, amongst the flowers of the verandah, Rohesia was beautiful, and might be made a tion was frequently put to the severest test. and the bouquets of oleander and Spanish home of happiness."

Opposition, neglect, ridicule, and reproach, jasmine which ornamented the marble walk. In conclusion, we cannot but commend the conspired to deter him from his great and exunder that verdant roof. A little removed beautiful and healthy spirit of that best of cellent purposes ; but never, for a moment, from that, and arranged as if growing there in morality, the morality grounded on religious made an impression upon his firm and resolute native beds, were rich groups of exquisite feeling, which thoroughly pervades these grace- mind.” exotics, loading the air with sweetness, even to ful pages : our only excuse for not illustrating We must also, as a proof of the writer's lusciousness, and dazzling the sight by the which at much greater length, is the difficulty, abilities, give his picture of an English mob. brilliancy and variety of their colours. Still amounting to an impossibility, of detaching “ With a confidence in their power which further on, where the moss-green turf sparkled any accommodable portion from the continuous their successes gave them, the rioters did in the sun, as if inlaid with emeralds, stood a narrative, to afford an idea of its propriety and not hesitate to announce publicly the par. single pink thorn, a scarlet chestnut, or as attractions. It is sufficient to say, that the ticular mansions which they had devoted Siberian crab-tree, covered with their carnation work does credit even to the high name it to destruction, amongst which was that of blossoms. Under these, little tents were pitched, bears.

Lord Mansfield in Bloomsbury Square. His or silken awnings stretched, to protect groups

lordship, being aware of the intended attack, of the maskers; or to cover tables, laid out The Cabinet Cyclopædia. Vol. VI.; Eminent despatched a messenger to Sir John Hat. with refreshments, suited in character to the British Lawyers. By Henry Roscoe, Esq. kins, the magistrate, requesting his immediate supposed frequenters of tent, canopy, or hut. Barrister-at-Law. London, 1830. Long- attendance. Sir John, accompanied by a mumSeeing a party of hired midstrels advancing man and Co. ; J. Taylor.

ber of constables, proceeded without delay to towards one of these, Miss Hungerford turned The subject of this volume is most happily Bloomsbury Square, where he found Lord into a close walk, quite embowered with lilac, chosen ; it is one of equal individual attrac- Mansfield in a state of great agitation. The hastening to gain one of the paths where the tion and national interest

. The lives of our Archbishop of York, who resided in one of the dressed walks ended. Winding after winding eminent lawyers are an honourable and strik - adjoining houses, was present, and appeared to of this fragrant labyrinth at length brought ing part of our history: usually playing a be more collected. By the advice of Sir John her into one; there she slackened her pace conspicuous political part, they have in most Hawkins, a detachment of military was sent awhile to draw breath ; then resumed her pro- instances stood forward as defenders of the for, who soon afterwards arrived. A consultagress, better pleased the further she got from constitution, as the most upright supporters of tion was then held as to the position in which the sounds of the house. Now and then, the laws under which they acted ; and their the guards should be placed, when Lord Mans. however, the nimble bound of a squirrel above general incorruptibility is a noble picture of field, notwithstanding the remonstrances of her head, rustling the boughs, or the glance of public virtue. Their private lives are pecu- Hawkins, insisted that they should be stationed his diamond bright eyes as be darted across her liarly attractive and encouraging to an English- in the vestry of St. George's church. The path, stayed her hasty passage, as if to let man, shewing how talent and perseverance commanding officer endeavoured, in vain, to herself be tempted into delicious sleep by the make their own way; for not one of these dissuade him from suffering the troops to leave lulling hum of insects under these deep shades, eminent individuals but could look back and the house ; but his lordship was peremptory, and the silvery chirping of grasshoppers through say, “ This height of fame and fortune is of and the guards were marched to their station. their high grass. In one part, the trees re- my own raising.” These memoirs reflect great The mob°soon afterwards arrived, and in an ceded and opened out a view of a broad se- credit on Mr. Roscoe: we prophesy well of his inconceivably short space of time the walls of questered glade, which, judiciously left to its success at the bar, if he attends to his briefs as the house alone remained standing. The whole own silence and beauty, struck Éveleen with he has done to his biographies, where he has of the library of printed books and MSS., the that sweet surprise with which we see a lovely evidently spared neither pains nor trouble. private papers, the pictures, furniture, and landscape for the first time. This green soli. Perhaps, in a literary point of view, his indus- other valuable effects, were all consumed. In tude terminated in a beautiful sheet of most try is even too conspicuous, and might have order to shew how disinterested was their en. transparent water, in which willows, weeping afforded room for more reflection, more discus- thusiasm, a large silver tankard, containing & birch, larches, and pendent wild flowers, glassed sion, more analysis of motive, and more of considerable sum in guineas, was thrown into themselves; and crowding over its extremest original matter. Had we not liked so much the blaze. Sir Nathaniel Wraxall, who was an point, left it doubtful whether the water were what he has done, we had not made these re-eye-witness of the conflagration, has left the a lakelet or a stream. Miss Hungerford lingered marks; but the truth and neatness of the fol- following account of it:- I was personally to note the graceful fringes of its miniature lowing observations on Sir S. Romilly will present at many of the most tremendous effects banks and promontories, whence her eye as- justify our wishing that he had contented of the popular fury on the memorable 7th of cended to the nobler groves rising behind. himself less with mere extract.

June, the night on which it attained its highest There the silver-shafted beech and oak mixed “ Amongst all the qualities which combine point. About nine o'clock on that evening, with the dark-channelled stems of acacias and to form a great and powerful character, there accompanied by three other gentlemen, who, as the porphyry-like trunks of many an ancient is none more strikingly excellent than that well as myself, were alarmed at the accounts yew, spared less for its age than for its effect. constancy of purpose which, through difficul- brought in every moment of the outrages comThe sad olive of this venerable tree contrasted ties and defeats, still presses onward to its ob-mitted, and of the still greater acts of violence admirably with the sunny green of livelier ject. The mind inspired and strengthened by meditated, as soon as darkness should favour foliage. If the lights in this spring-shade were this lofty principle regards every obstacle that and facilitate their further progress, we set out too spangly, the shadows without sufficient would turn it from its settled purpose, not only from Portland Place, in order to view the breadth, and the tone of colour not of depth without dismay, but with exultation, as con- scene. Having got into a hackney coach, we enough to suit a mortal's pencil, the gazer felt ferring additional honour upon the struggle drove to Bloomsbury Square, attracted to that that one great hand can give harmonious which it is so well prepared to sustain. Ma- spot by a rumour generally spread, that Lord results to every discord; and she looked long tarely weighing the means which it possesses Mansfield's residence, situate at the north-east on the picture, therefore, without imagining it for the accomplishment of its great designs, it corner, was either already burnt or destined for in summer or autumnal fulness. Meanwhile, finds in the strength of its own unswerving destruction. Hart Street and Great Russell

I ask thee not in that calm hour

The tones that thrilled when first we met

Street presented

each to the view, as we passed, for the much-desired and invaluable purpose of The Fugitives ; or, a Trip to Canada. By large fires, composed of furniture taken from making bread, without the disgusting, tedious,

Edward Lane. 12mo. pp. 328. London, 1830. the houses of magistrates or other obnoxious defective, and expensive agency of hands and E. Wilson. individuals. Quitting the coach, we crossed feet labour.” It is impossible for us to give an Of most questionable morality, with the the square, and had scarcely got under the wall idea of this machine in a few lines, or without coarsest possible language, and an ill-arranged of Bedford House, when we heard the door of the aid of an explanatory plate. We must there story, we can only wonder how the work ever Lord Mansfield's house burst open with vio- fore refer our readers to the pamphlet itself, came to be written or published. lence. In a few minutes, all the contents of and to a small model of the machine, which, it is the apartments, being precipitated from the stated, will soon be deposited in the National Fiction without Romance ; or, the Locketwindows, were piled up, and wrapt in flames. Repository in the King's Mews. There are

Watch. By Mrs. Maria Pollack. 2 vols. A file of foot soldiers arriving, drew up near certainly few purposes to which machinery could Printed for the Author. London, 1830. the blazing pile; but without either attempt- be applied with greater advantage than to the

Wilson. ing to quench the fire, or to impede the mob, more cheap, expeditions, cleanly, and perfect EvidenTLY the production of one anxious to who were, indeed, far too numerous to admit preparation of an article which, in all civilised benefit by the inculcation of excellent prinof their being dispersed, or even intimidated, countries, forms so large a portion of the food ciples,-the leisure hours of many of our young by a small detachment of infantry. The popu. of man as bread.

readers may be much worse employed than in lace remained masters ; while we, after survey.

the perusal of these well-meaning pages. ing the spectacle for a short time, moved on The Atheneum; an Original Literary Miscel. into Holborn, where Mr. Langdale's dwelling lany. Edited by Students in the University Perkin Warbeck ; or, the Court of James IV. house and warehouses afforded a more appal

of Glasgow. 12mo. pp. 242. 1830. Robertling picture of devastation. They were alto

of Scotland. By Alexander Campbell. 3 vols. son and Atkinson, Glasgow; Constable and

London, 1830. Newman and Co. gether enveloped in smoke and flame. In front

Co., Edinburgh ; and Hurst, Chance, and Tue fortunes of that enterprising adventurer, had assembled an immense multitude of both

Co., London. sexes, many of whom were females, and not a This is a various and entertaining little vo- riety of incident to our author, who also gives

particularly his stay in Scotland, afford a vafew held infants in their arms. All appeared lume, and does its coterie of young authors some picturesque descriptions of those olden to be, like ourselves, attracted as spectators much credit. All we dislike is the title ;-times. solely by curiosity, without taking any part in there is a classical affectation in it, very parthe acts of violence. The kennel of the street donable, however, in the production of a uni. ran down with spirituous liquors, and numbers versity; though we see no appropriateness in the

British Domestic Animals. Edinburgh. of the populace were already intoxicated with word Athenæum" as applied to a collection Tuis is a work published under the patronage this beverage. So little disposition, however, of modern tales, poetry, and criticism. We of several members of the Highland Society of would have been difficult to conceive who were little poem :did they manifest to riot or pillage, that it extract, as a specimen, the following very sweet Scotland, describing the breeds of the different

domestic animals of that country, with plates, the authors and perpetrators of such enormous

Lines written in a Young Lady's Prayer-book.

engraved by Lizars, from ortraits painted mischief, if we had not distinctly seen at the

from life by Howe. Part the First relates to windows of the house men, who, while the When thou dost ope this holy tome,

Horses, selected for strength, speed, and other floors and rooms were on fire, calmly tore down

To own that I had e'er the power

properties, with an account of their pedigree,

To call thy wandering fancies home; the furniture, and threw it into the street, or

Nor would I wish thee to forget,

services, age, &c. ;” and Part the Second to tossed it into the flames.'»

Even when all thoughts of earth grow dim, “ Cattle, selected from different districts of

Scotland, as specimens of the various improved

Deep as devotion's holiest hymn ! Our Village. By Mary Russel Mitford. Fourth It is enough-enough for me

breeds ; with remarks from practical farmers Series. 8vo. pp. 345. London, 1830. Whit To think that when thy knee is bent,

and men of science.” It is evident that, to the taker and Co.

Thine eye perchance may turn and see

agriculturist especially, a work of this characWe welcome Miss Mitford as we would wel For since 'twere almost heaven to kneel

ter, exhibiting the improvement in the breeds come the golden rain-fall of the laburnum ; Then, like thee, meekly, at thy side,

of various domestic animals, and explaining the

It is a bliss, even thus I feel, the opening of the thousand small flowers that

To be with thoughts of it allied !

causes of those improvements, must, if well

T. A." form the fragrant cluster of the lilac ; the first

executed, be highly interesting and advangooseberry tart, that happiest union of sweet Clara Gazul ; or, Honi soit qui Mal y pense. before us, with reference both to the text and to

tageous ; and, in our opinion, the publication and sour; or, as we would welcome violets,

3 vols. 1830. Printed for and published by the illustrations, does great credit to those by cream cheese, &c. ;-in short, we give her the

the Author. same welcome as we would to all the sweet

whom its various departments have been undersigns that tell of present spring and coming The production of a female who, under the taken. One of the most picturesque and summer. This little volume is the fourth of name of Harriette Wilson, obtained much no- characteristic plates is a portrait of “ Duncan,” a very delightful series ; and it has all the arch toriety. by the publication of some indecent a celebrated Orkney or North Island horse, humour, the exquisite bits of landscape, the Memoirs : as a literary composition it is con- about twelve hands'

high, the property of the light but true touches of character, that made temptible ; and, without violating the laws of Right Hon. Charles Hope, lord president of the its predecessors so popular. Yet, as most of decorum so openly as its predecessor, it contains Court of Session. Duncan is now thirty-three the sketches in these pages bave already re- much that is objectionable and offensive to good years old, and is, of course, enjoying the otium ceived the tribute of praise and liking, it were

cum dignitate ; but in his youthful days "he was but repetition to transfer what is so well known

an uncommonly fast trotter, and remarkably to our columns.

Memoirs of a Gentlewoman of the Old School. safe. His lordship's four sons all rode him in

2 vols. 12mo. London, 1830. Hurst, Chance, succession; and within these five or six years and Co.

he carried one of them to Ardgower, a distance First Love. 3.vols. London, 1830. Saunders and Otley.

Truly the productions of an elderly lady,- of nearly one hundred and forty miles, in less We cannot say much in favour of this novel : gossippings of some fifty years ago, to which than three days. Duncan's performances were the story belongs to the old school of intricate affection might listen in a family circle, but not altogether confined to the road ; in his

more vigorous days he frequently made his improbabilities, and the characters are as com- little likely to attract the public. mon as ever circulated. We ought to be obliged

appearance in the field with the East Lothian

fox-hounds, carrying his youthful riders with by the author's information, that all the mottos Weeds and Wild Flowers. By the late Alex. great spirit. It is a curious trait of sagacity, to the chapters are taken from his MS. works; ander Balfour, author of “ Campbell, or the that he seemed to know exactly his own duties; but for that, we had believed the “castles, Scottish Probationer,” &c. With a Memoir none more ready than Duncan to receive a moonlight, heroes, and shields,” to have been

of the Author. pp. 280. 1830. D. Lizars, feather-weight, but woe betide the full-grown scraps of Ossian, set in blank verse.

Edinburgh; Whittaker, London; W.Curry, wight who ventured into the saddle ! he would

immediately squat, à la kangaroo, in such a Description of the Petrisseur, or Mechanical Tuis volume must be a gratifying memento to manner as to defy the most accomplished horseBread-Maker. W. Foat.

Mr. Balfour's friends : he was an amiable and man to keep his seat.” The plates and deThis is a translation from the French, and intelligent man, whose struggles and progress scriptions of “Bounty,"ahunting mare, “Meg," describes "a patent apparatus, invented by are depicted in the interesting Memoir pretised a draught mare, and “ Canteen,” a thorough. Mesars Cavallier, Brother, and Co., of Paris, I to these pages.

bred racer; as well as of a “Fifeshire Bull,"

These traces of a sad content:


“ Tees-water and Fife Cows,” “ an Ayrshire | Roche Rouge and Les Derniers Rochers, had Bull,” and “Ayrsbire Cows," all convey most all the general appearance of granite; but it

COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS. valuable information. The Second Part closes seems that accurate examination has confirmed DR. ROBERTs in the chair. The paper which with some

“ Interesting Observations on the the doubts of De Saussure, and that which Dr. Francis Hawkins read at this assembly Origin of Domestic Cattle, by James Wilson, appears to be mica is found to be talc. This consisted of “ Observations on the blood,” by Esq., F.R.S.E., &c."

fact gave rise to several unexpected and curious Dr. Stevens, of the West Indies. In the

conjectures as to the antiquity of these granitic malignant fevers of that climate, Dr. Stevens ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE.

rocks. M. Brochant, in a learned dissertation had observed that the blood appeared to be Paris, May 4.

on the subject, has come to the conclusion, changed in many respects from that of health ; A new historical novel, in two volumes, has that there is no true granite in the Mont and the changes which it had undergone were,

and that its rocks are less ancient than in his opinion, principally these :-it was more just made its appearance here, under the title the real granite formation. The junction of Auid than natural; its colour was blackened; of les Mauvais Garçons. It displays an ani- the real "micacious granite with the talcose and the saline matter which it contained was mated, and, according to the French critics, a rock, has not yet been carefully examined ; considerably lessened in its quantity. These faithful picture of Paris during the captivity and it is one of those geological observations of observations induced him to perform certain of Francis I. in 1525. At that time the metro. polis of the grande nation was infested by a great interest, which may throw additional experiments upon the blood, from which he tribe of nondescript adventurers, broken gam- Some very interesting specimens of granite deduced :

light on our views of the formation of granite. conceives that the following results may be blers, cut-purses, beggars, students, Bohemians, veins from Cornwall were laid on the table ; Ist. That the acids, in general, when mixed and other marauders, known under the general but it still remains to be shewn how the granite with the blood, give it a dark colour; 2d, that çons. The archers of the watch, like modern peaks assumed their present imposing appear the pure alkalies have a similar effect, although

ance: whether the surrounding rocks have not in the same degree ; 3d, that the neutral Charlies, frequently participated in the depre- been washed away, which is a hard speculation ; salts, on the contrary, give it a bright arterial dations of these midnight plunderers, whose

or whether the granitic peaks have been thrown colour, as likewise those salts which contain & war-cry was, Vive Bourgogne ! à sac! sac ! Such are the data which have furnished the up in their present form alone, and so the slight 'excess of alkali; 4th, that the same materials of a work possessing much local in- mass has lost its fluidity before reaching the re-agents are capable also of restoring the

surface; or lastly, whether we have yet ac- colour of the dark blood which is taken from terest, and some dramatic sketches.

cumulated a sufficiently accurate knowledge of the bodies of those who have died of the yellow The dilettanti will scarcely credit the fact, the facts, to admit of generalising with any fever. Dr. Stevens hence concludes, that the that Mademoiselle Sontag has been-(in what

great probability of success. The appearance loss of saline matter is the chief cause of the vocabulary shall I find a phrase to soften the lof vitrified portions of hornblende, on the ex- changes which the blood undergoes in fever; appalling intelligence ?) – that. Mille. Sontag terior of another specimen from the rock above and he affirms that these changes may be has been absolutely hissed at Berlin. Such, how-the Alléc Blanche, unquestionably indicates prevented by giving saline medicines, practice ever, is the dismal truth. After a series of suc- the effect of lightning. A small portion of which he says he has himself pursued in the cessful appearances in the characters of Desde. the same rock, melted by the blow-pipe, West Indies with the happiest effect: the mona, Rosina, and Edile, in the comic opera of

was produced ; and it was mentioned, that a mortality of the yellow fever being thereby Jaconde ; the divine Sontag was hissed in the part of Anna, in Mozart's Don JuanAnd found to form little vitreous globules in the too little attention has of late been paid to the

powerful shock of an electric battery had been greatly diminished. It is his opinion, that far this, too, from a Berlin audience! Horresco referens ! The prima donna, little accustomed

same way. The doctor, in this lecture, made state of the fluids in fever. so such anmelodious sounds, is said to have Mont Blanc can be seen; and, by undeniable

many remarks on the distance at which swooned away at the first intimation of public testimony, it appears that at Largnes the The anniversary meeting of this Society took tured to brave the scarcely appeased fury of the mountain is occasionally visible. The sweep place on Saturday last; Nr. Knight, the Pre

of country taken in by a circle having this sident, in the chair.—A report, or more prostorm; and after singing a qnatuor in the se. cond act, was so affected by the recollection of distance in a straight line is about as great as council, was read to the meeting : from this

radius, was shewn, and it appears that the perly, perhaps, a series of observations from the the cruel affront, that she again fainted. An- from London to Rouen on one side, to Exeter document it appeared that economy was now other prima donna, who happened to be in the theatre, “ quite by accident, as a body might mouth of the Scheldt on the east; of course improvements that were to take place : some of

on another, to Hull northwards, and to the to be the standing order ; it also stated several say,” was obliged to finish the part.

this does not prove that these points could be these are so apparent, that it is surprising the " Can such things be, And overcome us like a summer cloud,

seen, unless as much elevated as Largnes itself, Society should have gone on so long, without Without our special wonder?" which stands on a hill.

one or other of the numerous fellows pointing The concert season is fast approaching to

In describing the descent, Dr. Clark ap- them out : ex. gr. ; the shrubs and curious wards its close. The Parisian dilettanti, unlike peared to think the descriptions given rather Aowers in the garden are to be “ ticketed" their more tonish London brethren, are not too formidable; and, in alluding to the im- with their respective names, to do away with sufficiently advanced in civilisation to protrude portance of accuracy and truth, spoke very the attendance (and of course expense also) their winter into the dust of June or July, and highly of Mr. Brockedon's views of the Alpine of the boors who heretofore acted as cicerones. in a few weeks the roulades of our drawing-room passes, and exhibited a very pleasing view of Mr. Stapleton raised some objection to Mr. nightingales will be abandoned for the song, au Mont Blanc from Lyons, by this accom- Lindley's salary: he thought it was too large, naturel, of the lark and the linnet.

plished artist. The results of barometrical and Mr. Lindley too clever. Council for the Paganini is still at Frankfort, where he calculations of the altitude of Mont Blanc year was next chosen ; connected with which, continues to give public concerts. His last were given by the four common methods of the only circumstance worth mentioning is, took place on the lith ult. A superb medal Robinson, De Luc, Sir G. Shuckburgh, and that a Mr. Bentham was called to Mr. Sabine's of Beethoven is now on sale in Paris. On one methods of Professor Littrow and Mr. Bailey; place during the week, at which Mr. Stapleton

Dr. Hutton; and also by the more elaborate quondam situation. Another meeting took side is the head of the celebrated composer, and the mean of these calculations was found resumed his discussion regarding Mr. Lindley's with the words “ Louis von Beethoven :" on the other, a lyre surrounded by the following

to correspond very nearly with the trigono- salary; but it came to nothing the President inscription --- Né le 27 Decembre, 1770, à metrical height as given by Baron Zach in remarked, that if these discussions were to be Bonn; mort le 26 Mars, 1827."

his Correspondance Astronomique, &c. carried on, he should leave the chair! Mr.

Various specimens of the rocks of the Grand Stapleton immediately replied, that he then ARTS AND SCIENCES.

Mulet were placed on the table, with a collection would move for a dissolution of the Society, and of the plants found in these celebrated re- payment of its debts by subscription. Ulti.

gions. The phytenma hemisphæricum appears to mately it was arranged, that discussions reDR. EDMUND CLARK gave the conclusion of grow on the very loftiest spots : a pretty little lating to the Society's financial matters should his remarks on the ascent of Mont Blanc. specimen of it in flower was brought down only be allowed after the regular business of Having recapitulated the outlines of his pre- from the Grand Mulet rocks on the 27th of the meeting. vious lecture, as noticed in a former No. of the August, 1825. The meeting was well attended, Literary Gazette, he proceeded to lay before and the lecture excited the most lively at

ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY. the meeting samples of all the rocks occur- tention.

THE anniversary meeting of this thriving so. ring in the ascent. The specimens from the

ciety was held on Monday last ; the Duke of



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