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I ask thee not in that calm hour
The tones that thrilled when first we met
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
GEOGRAPHY: NEW SOCIETY.
ground, which had been carried on between MR. SOUTH, at his observatory, Kensington, / of obviating its effects. With a view of re
Somerset in the chair. Our limits preclude which we shall be happy to contribute by every exceeding the duty performed in 1795 in the the possibility of minutely entering into the means in our power, especially as the idea was proportion of 3•865 to 1, and that of the details of the very satisfactory reports which originally thrown out and recommended in our atmospheric engine of 1778 in the proportion were read to the members : suffice to say, that columns more than twelve months ago. of 10.75 to 1. the proceeds of last year were more than those
The remainder of the paper relates to the of any previous season; that the treaty for
friction in machinery, and the different modes the Commissioners of Woods and Forests and the Society has terminated in favour of the and with his noble five-feet equatorial glass ducing the amount of friction, the author is latter ; that the land of the Kingston farm, and twenty-feet achromatic, has been
diligently for the
teeth and cogs of wheels, and through though poor for agricultural purposes, is well watching this celestial stranger, discovered by what intermediate steps a given increase of adapted to the objects of the Society, viz. the in the constellation Pegasus. When found it angular velocity may be most advantageously fishes, of which some have already begun to 80437" N. declination. "April 21st, when ob- tained, though at the expense of some degree breed, and others are soon expected from foreign served by Mr. South, 151
35m sidereal time, it of_sliding friction, when the outline of the eulogised Mr. Sabine, and stated that he was to N. The nucleus was well defined, and the tail Friction, on the other hand, is wholly, pre
distinct. much confusion having arisen by the tardy was postponed till Thursday, in consequence
of from the earth, has not yet been ascertained; ral; but the angular velocities will then be arrival of the balloting lists.
so that we cannot inform our timid and terri. At the meeting on Thursday, Lord Auckland threatened call upon us in 1832 is to excite so fied readers whether this is the visitant whose incompatible with one another ; but, on the
whole, the author gives the preference to the took the chair; and there were present, Earls
involute, which produces an equability of an. Winchelsea, Darnley, Essex, Caernarvon, and strong a sensation.
gular motion. The most advantageous mode several others of the nobility. A noble lord
of increasing velocity by a series of wheels, is gave notice that at the next meeting he should
LITERARY AND LEARNED.
to adjust them so that the multiplication of move that the composition monies of fellows
velocity shall proceed in a geometrical pro. be in future reserved; the interest only to be The President in the chair. - A paper on the gression. applied to the liquidation of the Society's ex- occurrence of iodine and brome in mineral pense. Council and officers for the year were springs, by Dr. Daubeny, professor of che
KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON. then chosen.
mistry in the University of Oxford, was read. TAE front elevation of this truly national in.
A paper was lately read, “ On the progressive stitution, which we have this day the gratifica
improvements made in the efficiency of steam-tion of presenting to our readers, is deserving We are very glad to have received the pro- engines in Cornwall; with investigations of of admiration for its' noble simplicity. It has spectus of a plan for forming a London Geo. the methods best adapted for imparting great features of solidity, as well as harmony, about graphical Society, which we have long con- angular velocities,” by Davies Gilbert, Esq., it, which, we cannot doubt, will hereafter prove sidered to be a great desideratum among our of which we give the following abstract. analogous with the qualities of its scholastic learned and useful national institutions. The The practical adaptation of the steam.engine character. Geographical Society of Paris has contributed, to mechanical purposes is considered by the The main building (the front of which faces and is constantly contributing, much valu- author as due to Mr. Newcomen, whose in the west, and is rather more than three hun. able information to the world; and assuredly quiries were introduced into Cornwall very dred feet in length,) will stand upon the same this maritime country, with colonies in every early in the last century, and soon superseded ground level with the Strand.
In order to quarter of the earth, the most enterprising the rude machinery which had, till then, been accomplish this, a lofty sub-structure is raising, seamen, and the most zealous travellers, ought employed for raising water from the mines by of which the portion immediately beneath the not to be in the rear, where it has the means the labour of men and of horses. The terms front shewn in our plan will be appropriated of being at the head of such interesting inqui- of Mr. Watt's patent in 1769, which secured to the purposes of the institution, and contain a ries. The prospectus for the establishment to him, until the year 1800, the receipts of one series of spacious accommodations for the stu. of the London Geographical Institution, after third of all the savings in fuel, resulting from dents of the high school, or lower department, remarking on the paramount consequence of the adoption of his improvements in the con- as it is called ; as well as certain rooms congeographical science, and the want of any en-struction of the engine, rendered it necessary nected with the College, or higher department. couragement to its cultivation in England (of to institute an accurate comparison between Among the former will be one school-room all the countries in the world!!); and after the efficiency of his with former engines. A seventy-two feet long and fifty-two feet broad, describing the progress and beneficial results copy of the report drawn up on this occasion, and another, sixty by rather more than thirty of the Parisian association during the nine in October 1778, is given in the paper ; but as feet ; besides convenient class-rooms, refreshyears of its existence, goes on to propose the the dynamic unit of one pound, avoirdupois, ment-rooms, offices, &c. These form the base. formation of a similar society in London,
whose raised through a height of one foot, by the ment, above which is the ground floor, where object shall be to collect and register all the consumption of one bushel of coal, had not yet are the various entrances to the higher deuseful facts comprehended under the two great been established as the measure of efficiency, partment, as seen in the annexed plan. This divisions of physical and political geography; the author, proceeding upon the data furnished Hoor will comprise eight lecture-rooms (the those of physical geography, including moun- by that report, calculates that the duty per. largest being about sixty-by forty feet); attains, rivers, soil, climate, distribution of ani- formed by Watt's engine on that occasion was tached to which are as many apartments for mals, vegetables, minerals, &c.; and those of 7,037,800. In the year 1793 an account the use of the professorsa hall for public political geography, comprehending ancient and was taken of the work performed by seventeen examinations, &c. above seventy feet longmodern civil divisions of countries ; sites of engines on Mr. Wate's construction, then noble public hall of entrance, and an entrance towns, both ancient and modern ; nature of working in Cornwall. Their average duty to the lecture-rooms for the students; and, government; distribution of languages ; roads, was 19,569,000, which exceeds the perform- adjoining the southern extremity of the front, canals, manufactures, population, education, ances of the former atmospheric engines in but turning immediately westwards and facing the whole statistics of a country, &c. A house the standard experiment in the proportion of the Thames, the ground floor of the principal's or chambers, a library to contain all the best 2.78 to 1. Some years afterwards, disputes residence, the erection of which will complete books on geography, with maps, charts, &c.; a having arisen as to the real performance of the eastern wing of Somerset House. The correspondence to be formed with similar so- Mr. Watt's engines, the matter was referred first floor will contain the chapel, of the same cieties and individuals in different parts of the to five arbiters, of whom the author was one ; dimensions as the hall for examinations, &c.world; prizes for the determination of parti. and their report, dated in May 1798, is given, calculated for the accommodation of nearly one cular questions, and inquiries which would ex. as far as relates to the duties of the engines. thousand auditors; two excellent lecture-rooms, tend our knowledge of geographical facts; and The general average of twenty-three engines with private rooms attached; fourteen apartthe occasional publication, in a small and cheap was 17,671,000. Since that period, so great ments, of suitable size, for scientific collections, form, of all the useful results at which the So- have been the improvements in the economy of museums, libraries, &c. The second floor is ciety arrives, are among the leading features fuel, and other parts of the machinery, that in also susceptible of being applied to various pur. of this plan, of the success of which we cannot December 1829, the duty of the best engine, poses, which, so far as we can learn, will not entertain a doubt, and to the advancement of with a cylinder of eighty inches, was 75,628,000, receive any specific appropriation until experi.
ence shall shew in what manner it can be most As all access from the quadrangle of Somer- every class of whom, from the monarch to the beneficially applied.
set House will be closed, a separate entrance to humblest citizen, such an institution as the We understand that the halls and rooms for the College will be formed across the site of present possesses claims of no ordinary magthe lower department, on the basement floor, the two houses recently pulled down, and nitude, and of no transient importance. May are amply sufficient for the accommodation of facing the New Church in the Strand. its founders live to reap their reward_" enbetween four and five hundred pupils; and In giving the public a correct sketch of the couraged by the sight of that public benefit that those for the higher department will afford front elevation of the College, we have en- which will accrue to all mankind, and chiefly space for the convenient reception of two thou- deavoured to convey as full information, with to our nation, by its foundation !"-(Abrasand students. It is confidently calculated, as respect to its internal arrangements, as we have ham Cowley's proposition for a Philoso. we gathered from the report read at the an- been enabled to collect from the ground plans phical College” at London. Vide his Works. nual meeting on the 30th ultimo, that both of and other sources of information. Whether these London, 1669, folio edition, p. 43 of the these departments will be opened in the autumn last shall be completed, to the full extent con- fourth part.) of the ensuing year; though hopes are enter- templated, is a question, which, we hope, and Having given this sketch of the plan and are tained that the high school may be ready at a feel confident, will be speedily determined by rangements of the building, here follows an somewhat earlier period.
the liberality of our fellow-countrymen ; on engraving of the front elevation :
ORIENTAL TRANSLATION COMMITTEE.
spurned its fetters, and denounced its oppres- examination in no common degree. First,
The greatest benefit that accrued to from its subject and character, we notice At a recent meeting, a resolution of consider- German polite literature from the Reformation, No. 125. His Majesty King George the able interest to oriental scholars, and of im- was the elevation of the high German dialect Fourth received by the Nobles and People of portance to literature, was agreed to;. viz. to the enviable supremacy of being the written Scotland, upon his Entrance to the Palace of that a sum, varying from 20 to 100 sovereigns, language of the empire ; and this was effected Holyrood House, on the 15th of August, 1822. at the discretion of the committee, be given to by Luther's translation of the Bible. This D. Wilkie, R.A.It would have been extraany person who can point out a translation in literature, until within the last sixty years, ordinary if the talents of a Wilkie, operating the Arabic, or any other oriental language, of a shared the baneful influence of the national upon such materials, had not produced a work lost Greek or Latin work, which may be so political alliances : its tendencies of late have at least equal in merit to any of his former circumstanced that the committee may be taken a more ennobling direction; it has dared productions. We cannot describe the compoenabled to obtain it for translation.
to think for itself, to which it owes the mag-sition of this fine performance more perspicü
nificent spectacle it at present displays. We ously than in the words of the catalogue. LECTURES ON GERMAN POETRY.
shall have the opportunity of following the “In the principal station of the picture is On Tuesday week we attended the first of a doctor into the details of his survey from week represented the King, accompanied by a page, course of lectures upon German poetry, being to week; and we again strenuously exhort all and the exon of the yeoman of the guard, with delivered at Willis's Rooms, by Dr. Mühlenfels, lovers of German poetry to avail themselves of horsemen behind, announcing, by sound of professor of German at the London University. these lectures.
trumpet, to all ranks of his expecting subjects, We much regretted to find so small an audience ;
the arrival of the royal visitor to the palace of it must have arisen, certainly, from the want
his ancestors. In front of his Majesty, the
FINE ARTS. of publicity. Our space will not admit of ex
Duke of Hamilton, first peer of Scotland, in patiating at large; we must restrict ourselves EXHIBITION OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY. the plaid of the Earls of Arran, is presenting to a mere notice. The Dr. commenced with Of the Exhibition at Somerset House, which the keys of the palace, of which he is hereditary requesting (almost unnecessarily) the forbear- opened on Monday last, we are bound to say keeper. On the right of the King is the Duke ance of his auditors for the imperfections of that, although we do not think it equal to some of Montrose, lord chamberlain, pointing tohis address in the English language, and of its predecessors, and although it contains wards the entrance of the palace, where is stathen took a rapid survey of German poetry, various Aagrant outrages against good sense tioned the Duke of Argyle, in his family tartan, from its infantile state in the northern sagas, and good feeling, it still displays so many fine as hereditary keeper of the household. Behind to its cycles of romance, and minnesongs, or and redeeming examples of genius and talent, him is the crown of Robert the Bruce, supported nubile age, when it commenced its alliance as amply to sustain the high character of the by Sir Alexander Keith, hereditary knightwith European literature, down to the period British School of Art. Before we proceed par- marshal, attended by bis esquires with the of the Reformation, dilating upon the influence ticularly to notice any of the works of which it sceptre and the sword of state. Near him is that great event had upon its progress, when, is composed, we beg to make one remark with carried the mace of the exchequer, anciently for a time, it remained stationary, the whole respect to their arrangement. As far as re- the chancellor's mace, when Scotland was a energies of the human mind being directed to gards the centres (we speak of the Great Room) separate kingdom. On the left of the picture, the spiritual matters of soul and salvation, nothing can be better ; but, in other respects, in the dress of the royal archers, who served as nicely criticising points of doctrine, and in- if there ever was a year in which especial dis- the King's body-guard, is the late Earl of vestigating the full force of faith. But the regard has been shewn to taste and justice, it Hopetoun ; and close to him, in the character warblings of the Muse were still heard, her is the present. Pictures are placed on a level of historian or bard, is Sir Walter Scott. These lyrical effusions took the form of spiritual with the eye, which ought never to have been are accompanied by a varied crowd, among hymns, upwards of thirty thousand of which allowed to meet the eye at all, and others are whom are some females and children, pressing are still preserved, as an evident testimony of hung above and below, and thrust into holes forward with eagerness to see and to welcome the religious inspiration or enthusiasm of five and corners, whose merits entitled them to a their Sovereign upon this joyous and memor. hundred poets or poetasters. Germany, as very different description of treatment. able occasion. the doctor justly observed, has paid most After the first glance round the room, and In this last-mentioned particular the artist dearly for the privileges derived from the after we had in some degree recovered from the has shewn peculiar taste and judgment. The Valiant obstinacy of Luther ;-its plains have dazzling and confusing effect of so many vivid earnest curiosity and pleasurable anxiety of the been incessantly inundated with blood, and colours, and of so much burnished gold, the loyal spectators to obtain a peep at their gra. its mountains illuminated by the lurid glow attractions of the mantel, as in former years, cious and royal visitor, who is the centre of of hostile beacons :-yet was the victory wor- dreiv us to their examination, and we are attraction to all, breaks in upon the formality tby of the sacrifice the human intellect happy to add, that we were gratified by that of the King's réception with the happiest-effeci.
EXHIBITION OF THE SOCIETY OF
ERS IN WATER-COLOURS.
The reflected light upon his Majesty's counte-was unable to discover! It is a wretched and assemblage of figures and still-life well suited nance is beautifully managed, and the various abortive attempt to substitute certain qualities to attract by their character and arrangement, distinguished persons by whom he is surrounded of technical art, for character, expression, and as well as by the skill displayed in their exeare admirably depicted ; especially the Duke all that belongs to the dignity and pathos of cution. of Argyle, than whose head we never saw the subject.
No. 281. Preparing for the Festa ; No. 286. any thing more firmly and characteristically
(To be continued.)
A Peasant of Ischia, in a Festa Dress, praying painted. We congratulate Mr. Wilkie on the
to the Madonna. P. Williams. Interesting, successful accomplishment of his very arduous
as well from their character and composition, though inspiring task.
as from the highly-wrought style in which No. 124. Judith. W. Etty, R.A.-As it is
they are executed. The flesh is perhaps a to be presumed that few persons are unac No. 181. Byron's Dream. J. D. Harding.-- little too cold and marble-like in its hue. quainted with the subject, it would have been If this be the quality of “ such stuff as dreams
(To be continued.) far better had the quotation been omitted ; for are made of,” we care not how much of the if any thing could have lowered the tone of our manufacture meets our eye. The mutual ad.
Rome, March 23. admiration of the extraordinary powers dis- vantage which results from the reflected powers | The long-talked-of exhibition opened to-day played in this noble painting, it would have of poetry and painting were never better ex. for the first time. The gallery is composed of been the perusal of so ill-timed and ill-suited a emplified than in this beautiful composition. five spacious rooms, crowded with the works passage. In contemplating the work itself, it Standing upon its own merits as work of art, of native and foreign artists, some of whom are is impossible to speak in the future tense, it is one of the most splendid specimens in the already known to us by the fame of their brush and to say with the motto to the catalogue, present collection; and both as regards strik. or chisel. As I paced the vast rooms, I recogthat “the spirit of the British artist will be ing contrast, rich variety, and dazzling and nised manyartists whose productions I have seen awakened." Here is one instance at least in powerful effect, it presents a coup d'æil of the noticed in your Gazette. I was most forcibly which it has been awakened ; and that with little most impressive and brilliant kind.
struck by the diversity of their several styles : or none of the patronage which raised and re No. 195. Misty Morning ; View in St. John's the English were conspicuous for science and warded the Italian and Grecian masters.” We Vale, Westmorland; with Cattle by R. Hills. colour; the French for grand conception and have no hesitation in asserting, that this is a G. É. Robson. A more complete union of vigorous drawing ; the German for romantic picture of which the British school may justly be talent cannot well be imagined than that which fancy and tedious precision ; and the Italians proud. Mr. Etty has, in our opinion, attained a appears in this performance ; of which gran- for historical composition and stiff, academical degree of excellence in it far superior to that of deur of scenery, truth of effect, and polish of figures. This exhibition has never been any of his former productions. The academic execution, are the leading featnres. Nor have equalled here for variety and talent. parts are more carefully studied, the drawing any of the works painted conjointly by Wilson The small painting of Mr. Severn, of Ariel is more correct, than in his Benaiah, and other and Mortimer, or Barrett and Gilpin, exhibited represented flying on the bat's back, and hold. works of a similar kind. The sleeping guard, a more perfect accordance than the joint labour ing a peacock's feather, which forms a graceful the midnight stillness in connexion with the of Messrs. Robson and Hills.
crescent with its golden plumage glittering in aet, are so well presented to the eye in part, No. 211. Scene in the Vicar of Wakefield. the sun, is very fine. Ariel looks that arch and to the mind's eye altogether, as to become Miss L. Sharpe. This is perhaps the only little spirit so well described by Shakespeare. appalling. As a composition it ranks highly. way in which a twice-told tale can be tolerated. The depth of space over which he soars, and In brilliance of colouring, we know of nothing. There might be twenty graphie illustrations of the immeasurable regions in which he is ancient or modern, that can go beyond it; and such a story; and all interesting and effective. imagined to range, are happily expressed by indeed, but for the masterly hand which has In the present instance, the scene is beautifully the tone of the back-ground. The flesh is well regulated the resplendent materials brought to- got up (if we may use such a phrase); and painted the figure and bat in good drawinggether, they would be too vivid to be tolerated. with a truly feminine feeling. We question if and the subject being painted on gold, gives
On the opposite side of the room, in No. 20, any artist of the other sex could have hit the great richness and effect to the whole. As to Ines de Castro parted from her Children (Al- character of the town ladies with so much the composition, I would write in golden chaphonso, King of Portugal, Donna Ines, Aboar, nicety ;-preserving the attractive, yet shewing racters, that Mr. Severn has shewn poetry in Gonzalez, Coello, fc.) H. P. Briggs, A.-We enough of the meretricious. A little more every touch, science in every shade, and life find another claimant to the honours of the positive and powerful expression in some of in every lineament. Mr. Robert Finch has British school of historical painting; and one the other heads, especially in that of Dr. Prim- purchased this little gem, and possesses the who, although his style and execution are en- rose, might not, perhaps, have been disad- original sketch. tirely different from those of the last-mentioned vantageous.
A bust of this gentleman, in Greek marble, picture, must, nevertheless, “ have his claims No. 215. A Sea Gull. W. Hunt.-Much by Mr. W. Ewing, is distinguished by elaborate allowed,” by every impartial judge of art. Mr. as we admire Mr. Hunt's talents, both in the chiselling and purity of style. A large painting Briggs has also, we think, like Mr. Etty, made character of his figures, and in the sparkling by M. Horace Vernet, President of the French a great stride in his art especially in respect effects by which they are generally accom- Academy of Rome, is also remarkable. The to composition and colouring. There are, how- panied, we are of opinion that his forte lies in subject represents the pope carried in procession ever, passages which we could wish somewhat subjects of still-life. With great fidelity of in the church of St. Peter's. His holiness apchanged. The expression of the mother is representation and power of execution, there is pears in the chair of state, attended by the scarcely agonised enough for the occasion ; and a charming simplicity and pathos in this little cardinals, priests, garde du corps, and other the head of the daughter is so introduced as drawing.
officers of dignity, as is usual on particular to create some confusion in form. Neverthe. No. 220. View in the Grounds at Belton, the occasions. The whole group forms a most less, it is a very fine production, and is one of Seat of Earl Brownlow. P. De Wint.--One gorgeous and imposing coup-d'æil. the greatest ornaments of the room.
of the most agreeable spots we ever contemNo. 7. Pilate washing his Hands. J. M. plated : the grand and the placid unite in it to W. Turner, R.A. Although it may be said excite pleasing emotions. Mr. De Wint has
ORIGINAL POETRY. that editors and reviewers are nothing if not done it ample justice. critical," yet we can with a safe conscience No. 222. A Clay Pit. W. Hunt.A rare affirm, that we are always more disposed to example of the picturesque, both in character
1. The Absent “ extenuate" than to “set down aught in and in effect.
THERE is no music on the strings malice.” When offences like this come before No. 234. Sion, én the Valais, Switzerland.
Of her neglected lute; as, however, we should be guilty of an unwar-H. Gastineau.-In former exhibitions we have
Her white hand wakes no more its chords rantable neglect of duty, if we were not to visit had occasion to admire the grand and elevated
Her bird-like voice is mute. them with the severest chastisement. What character of Mr. Gastineau's Swiss views; but
She wreathes no flowers for her vase, demon can have whispered to this great artist, we do not think that he ever presented one of
No roses for her hair so unapproachable in his proper sphere, that higher pretensions than this of Sion, nor has She loiters in her favourite grove, he possessed a talent for historic art! And the skill of his pencil ever been more advan.
But her heart is not there. what“ kind friend” could have placed his per- tageously employed. formance thus conspicuously obtrusive, instead No. 265. China Mender. A. Chisholm. The dancers gather in the hall of concealing it in some out-of-the-way situa-Upon the plan of Gerard Dow, Mieris, and She is amid the band, tion, where the spectator might be left to con others of the Flemish school, Mr. Chisholm in With vacant smile and wandering glance jecture the existence of beauties which his eyel this carefully finished work has produced an For those who claim her hand.