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the auspices of Lord Adam Gordon, who, in de- of its age than its quality. The vintage of | no means opposite to the spot, seem, in some fiance of his slender acquaintance with French, 1811 was, at seven years old, preferable to any degree, to confirm the hypothesis of Signor generally acted as master of the ceremonies. batch he had in his cellar, and bore a higher Becchi, which, in the absence of a better, has The mistakes which occurred at this modern price in the market; its bouquet being par- met with general support. The remains of a court of Holyrood were sometimes not a little ticularly delicious. At Frankfort a wine-mer- marble pavement, and the evident traces of iron ludicrous. One gentleman, on presenting an chant demanded for hock of 1727 fifty-five or brass gates which closed the south end of this officer of a Highland regiment (now a lord) in guineas a dozen, and had found more than one portico, shew that it was appropriated to some his full costume, said, ' Voilà, mon prince, Mon- amateur at the extravagant price.
particular purpose. Moreover, at the south sieur G—, capitaine d'un régiment des Ecossais “ About fifteen years ago a dilapidated house, angle of the supposed colonnade is a new pillar saurages !' The voilà and the sauvages made which had been upset by the earthquake of 1755, of marble, placed quite close to one of the old his royal highness titter; and turning to Gene- at Lisbon, being about to be rebuilt, a considerable stone columns of the forum. It is so close to ral Drummond, he asked for an explanation, number of bottles were discovered in the cellar ; the old column that it could not be finished on who replied, that montagnard and sauvage they were incrusted with small shells, the sea that side, proving that the old pillar was inwere synonymous.” On another occasion, Lord having had access to the cave. They were tended to have been taken away, and that a - was desirous of telling the duke that the found to contain both white and red wine; new colonnade was beginning to be erected. adjutant-general kept a good table, and said, though the corks had decayed, the incrustation The plan is sufficiently clear to enable the
Monsieur le Général lient une bonne boutique!' had supplied their place,' and the wine was reader to form his own judgment. Nothing, which caused no small amusement.
perfectly entire, especially the calcavellos.” however, seems more difficult than to draw any “ I had never seen Lord Kaimes, who was And here our medley ends. With somewhat precise conclusion from the hints which the the great literary lion of his day. In manners of the garrulity of age, there is much to enter. ancients have left us of the use of a Chalcidi. he was quite a contrast to his brother of the tain, in the pages of Mr. Gordon ; and they cum. Vitruvius says, that, if possible, the bench, being plain, and blunt in speech, with a will be fastidious, who cannot forgive their Chalcidica should be placed at the extremities strong Scottish accent; while Monboddo was imperfections, in compliment to their merits. of the basilica. This would seem to imply a quite a courtier of the ancien régime, well-bred, The detestable phrase talented is of everlasting portico. He also says that the Chalcidica and ceremonious. Of his bluntness in manner occurrence, and, together with the abuse of should have two ranges of columns, the upper I have heard an anecdote, which it may not be needless initial letters where names might just being one-fourth less than the lower. The amiss to introduce here. Everyone knows as well have been given, tends to disfigure the pillars of the upper portico, in which it seems that in the celebrated work on man, the author work; but, on the whole, we are thankful to merchants transacted business, stood upon a asserts that men originally had tails, but had it for a few hours' very tolerable amusement. sort of pluteus instead of a balustrade, so that worn them off by sitting on chairs ! On one
those who were in the upper gallery were not occasion, in Edinburgh, when Kaimes and
easily seen by those below. This would make Monboddo met to dine with a friend, a girl of Pompeiana, or, Observations of the Topogra the Chalcidicum a sort of exchange. Ausosix or seven years old, who was in the drawing.
phy, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii. nius, cited in Wilkins's Vitruvius, makes the
By Sir William Gell, F.R.S. F.S.A. &c. Chalcidica the same as TIIEPNIA, or upper room, archly and slyly attached a fox's brush to Monboddo's skirt; and the ceremony of who
New Series, Part II. London, 1830. Jen. should first proceed to the dining-room as usual
rooms, used as magazines. Moreover, there nings and Chaplin.
seems to have been a sort of earth or plaster produced some demur (Monboddo insisting that From the second Number of Sir Wm. Gell's called Chalcidica, used for the preservation of he could not possibly precede a senior lord), till tasteful and curious publication we extract the corn ; and, to add to the difficulty of forming Kaimes, spying the tricks which had been following account of the “Chalcidicum,” the a just idea on the subject, we find the word played on his friend, exclaimed, Gang in, excavation of which, he observed in his first sometimes explained as a causidicum, or court man, and shaw's your tail ! pushing
him for- Number, took place soon after the publication of justice, a mint, baths, cænaculum, and a ward. Of course the laugh was irresistible, of his former work, and laid open the only portico invented at Chalcis in Eubea. It is but Monboddo could not enjoy it, as, through example of that species of edifice which has possible the edifice at Pompeii may have served fear of giving him offence, he was not informed existed in modern times.
as a place of resort for merchants, and might of the joke.
“ Nearly opposite to the twelve gods is a have had a court of justice in the semicircle or “When his majesty, the ex-King of Sweden, fountain with steps, which, by two flights, lead tribunal which fronts the great entrance from visited Basle in Switzerland some years ago to the interior of the Chalcidicum. The wall the forum, where Signor Becchi supposes the he dined at tables d'hôte and at restaurateurs, of the staircase is painted in black panels, sepa. statue of the Pieta Concordia to have been as his finances would permit; at last they were rated by red pilasters, which have produced a erected in a niche. This statue was found so low, that he could not afford to replace a good effect. Over this entrance was a lintel, near the spot. The head was wanting, and pair of boots which were worn out, and he or architrave, of marble, with the inscription—the robe was bordered with a gilded or red sent them to the cobbler to be soled. The son EVMACHIA. L. F. SACERD. PVBL. NOMINE. SVO stripe, not unlike the laticlave. It might have of Crispin thought that a king, though he BICVM.CRYPTAM : PORTIcvs. CONCORDIAE been the figure of a Roman empress. There might be poor, could always afford to pay AVGVSTAE . PIETATI. SVA. PEQVNIA. FECIT seems no objection to the supposition that the better for mending boots than a commoner, EADEMQVE. DEDICAVIT.
crypto-porticus might have served for a cæna. and charged his majesty three times more than This inscription, or a great part of it, seems to culum, having been connected with the open the job was worth. But Gustavus was not to have been repeated on certain large blocks of portico by a door on each side and eleven win. be imposed on, and refused to pay so unreason- marble, which have formed part of the archi.dows, which could be opened or closed accordable à demand. The cobbler sued him, and tectural decoration of the forum. It has been ing to the season, as their marble lintels suffi. was beat; he applied to a higher tribunal, who thought, in the present instance, to justify the ciently demonstrate. There exist also certain condemned him to an amende of a day's wages, application of the term Chalcidicum to the edi. pedestals of white marble on the spot, which and reduced the charge to the ordinary sum office in question, particularly as the crypto. seem to have served as supports to slabs or soling a pair of boots. The king was highly porticus, or perbaps the crypt and the portico, tables of the same material. The staircase on gratified with the justice of this decision, and remain to verify the supposition; and it seems, the right of the grand entrance makes it prowrote to the judges expressing his satisfaction ; moreover, one of the most difficult problems of bable that there was either an upper colonnade at the same time he sent them the boots, antiquity to discover what was the meaning of or a terrace for walking round the hypæthrum, entreating them to hang them over the tri- the word. Signor Becchi, a Florentine archi- and a second seems to have ascended from the bunal, as a testimony of the justice of the laws tect in the Neapolitan service, has published a porch or Chalcidicum to the roof of the cryptoof Switzerland. This anecdote I had from the dissertation on the subject, and seems to have porticus. The folding-doors at the great enSwedish minister.”
been of opinion that the area, surrounded by trance turned upon sockets or umbilici of brass, Wine.--" Some of the Portugal wines of the its open and closed porticos, was quite distinct and were secured by two bolts, which were shot vintage 1775, were not ripe until twenty from the Chalcidicum, which he would place in into holes yet visible in the centre of the maryears, when they became very fine. Mr. front, so as to form a sort of deep porch toward ble threshold, twelve feet six inches wide. The Mumm, a celebrated wine-merchant at Frank. the forum. By consulting the plan it may be court seems to have been paved with white fort, told the writer that in general the wines observed that this porch, formed by sixteen marble, of which material were also the steps of the Rhine were in their perfection within pilasters, and paved with white marble, is of nd the forty-eight Corinthian columns of the twenty years, and that they afterwards de- more consequence than the general line of por. -ristyle, which is 157 feet in length and 13 generated ; at the same time confessing that it tico surrounding the forum, being about 126 et 6 inches in breadth ; and here also were was not his interest to give such an opinion, as feet by 39; and the fragments of the repeated bund certain cisterns, evidently used for washEnglishmen preferred hock, rather on account linscription before mentioned lying near, but byl ing, which serve again to confuse any precon
POMPEIS. PR. K. JVNIAS. VENATIO.ET. VELA
ceived ideas of the uses of the building, particu- eight lines of division painted between each. entrance of this temple, and adduces it, very larly when combined with the dedication of the A ring in the centre served to close it. Doors rationally, in support of the more recent appel. statue of Eumachia by the Fullones, who must seem to have been called bivalves when only lation: • Romulus Martis filius urbem Rohave been either the washers or dyers of Pom- formed of two folds, but became valvatæ, volu- mam condidit et regnavit annos plus minus' peii. The hypæthrum, or court, was about hiles, and versatiles, when the number of folds quadraginta, isque Acrone duce hostium et 120 feet long, by less than half that breadth. increased greatly, which must have been the rege Cæninensium interfecto spolia opima Jovi The columns were ranged on each side to the case when the wide openings of the tablinum Feretrio consecravit, receptusque in deorum number of eighteen. The two ends had only were to be closed. The learned Cavaliere Ca- numerum Quirini nomine appellatus est à Ro. eight each. There was evidently a projection relli, in the account of the Temple of Isis, manis.' "* from the portico in front of the tribune. The purposes giving an account of these varieties. whole edifice, with the porch in the forum, Little more can be added to this very imperfect Sharpe's Library of the Belles Lettres. Vols. would be included in a quadrangle of about account of an edifice of a description so equi. I. and II. Addison's Essays. London, 1830. 126 feet 8 inches in breadth, and double that vocal. It is much to be doubted whether the
J. Sharpe. length; scarcely any thing being rectangular at seventeen pilasters, each about three feet square, Mr. SHARPE justly claims the merit of having Pompeii, a defect generally prevailing through- have any relation to the portico commonly called been before all our new “ library” periodicals out Italy at the present day. The porticos are the Chalcidicum ; and, were it not for the fine in producing beautiful and accurate series of about fifteen feet seven inches wide, but almost marble pavement, their defective construction works of merit; and he now returns to the all the columns had been excavated and removed would rather lead us to suppose them the only field, an experienced veteran crowned with by the ancients. Every part seems to have remains of a range of low arches on piers which general applause. We hail him to the liberal been well finished, and covered with thin plates (might have surrounded the forum of Pompeii competition; and trust that his Belles Lettres of marble where such a decoration was requi- previously to the first earthquake, and which will meet with success. These volumes are got site; but the earth appears to have been dis-had been generally replaced by handsome Dorio up with his usual skill and extreme neatness placed and the edifice ransacked for the purpose colonnades before the final destruction of the --the embellishments well chosen, and the of carrying off these marbles in ancient times. city. The absence of the eighteenth pier, and printing handsome. The object, to give a It must have been repairing at the time of the the substitution of a column, one side of which selection of the lighter graces of British literaeruption, as a piece of marble was found on the is left rough, at the junction of the street with ture, could not be better begun than by the spot with a line drawn in charcoal to guide the the forum, and which was absolutely necessary best of Addison's Essays from the Spectator. chisel of the stone-cutter. The walls of the to the supposed Chalcidicum, render it highly crypt are painted in large panels, alternately probable that the piers rather belonged to an red and yellow, having in the centre of each old building on the point of being removed,
History in all Ages. 12mo. pp. 520, and
Index. London. J. O. Robinson. some little figure or landscape. One, which is than to a newly-constructed edifice. On the now, or once existed, in the northern division, external wall of the crypt, in the Via dei Mer, if they are edited on sound principles and á
ALL works of this kind are useful and valuable, has been selected as presenting a pretty and canti, is a notice of a show of gladiators, such picturesque group of buildings, and serving to as seems to have been usually affixed to the good plan for reference. And such is the pregive an idea of the beautiful effects which must walls of public buildings on these occasions. * In a letter from an intelligent correspondent, he justly have been frequently produced by the various
A. SVETTII. CERII
remarks, on the subject of Pompeii and Herculaneum combinations of shrines, columns, and orna. ÆDILIS. FAMILIA.GLADIATORIA.PVGNABIT
“ To those who have visited the very interesting scenes
which these cities exhibit (among whom it is my happiness mental pediments, in the cities of Greece and
to be classed), it is a source of surprise to find them in alItaly. Below these panels are smaller divi.
most every English periodical always, or most frequently, sions, in which, on a black ground, are painted which may bear this interpretation : The named together, as if excavations were now continued Howers, not unlike the lily'in form, but gene-troop of gladiators of Aulus Suettius Cerius, might be referred to either of the two cities. Let me rally of a red colour. It is not impossible that the ædile, will fight in Pompeii on the last day assure you, in the first place, that many of the discoveries some sorts of flowers, and particularly bulbous of May. There will be a venatio, or chase of announced within the year 1828, were completed and ex roots
, may have been lost in Italy, as we rarely wild beasts; and shades to keep off the heat of April 1825 1' am not without suspicion that I myself find 'that invention has been substituted for the sun will be extended over the spectators.' saw the opening of one of the paintings just exhibited at reality in a department of nature which affords It seems that those who had been ædiles fre. Pompeii to the king of Bavaria. The house of Arrius such vast and pleasing variety. Some are of quently gave such games for the amusement of explored; but the exact date I cannot refer to at this
As to Herculaneum, the investigations there opinion that the red flowers in question re- the populace. On the external wall of the moment.
have been long discontinued, on account of the expense semble the Guernsey lily. They might be said crypt is also the inscription
and the danger to the towns of Resina and Portici, which to be more like the iris in form. There is no
SABINVM . ET. RVFVM . Æ. D. R. P.
in 1824 and 1825. The theatre of Herculaneum is the crypt on the side near the forum, and that on
only part now shewn: it is completely underground, and the opposite end is somewhat narrower than
therefore very imperfectly seen by the general body of thosc of the flanks. In the centre of this It may seem extraordinary that these ædiles, quired to give them a clear idea of it, until they find
travellers, who are not aware of the quantity of lights reinnermost crypt, which is there fifteen feet so worthy of the republic, should protect a per- rious is the supply of light which the exhibitor furnishes. eight inches wide, exactly behind the sernicir- son like this Valentinus, who wrote discentes, Among other inaccuracies arising from the confusion cular tribunal, and close to the staircase before instead of discentibus, at his own door. Per- made between Pompeii and Herculaneum, the most im mentioned as ascending from the Via dei Merhaps the following inscription on the same wall
, portant, perhaps, relates to the papyri, of, manuscripts. capti, is a recess painted in green and red or in the neighbourhood, may be interesting, as pression ou my memory is, that none of the few found at panels, in the centre of which is the statue of tending to prove the opulence of the city :
Pompeii have been preserved, having mouldered into Eumachia, the public priestess, and the foun.
dust (as did many at Herculaneum) as soon as they were dress of the Chalcidicum, the crypt, and the
exposed to the air. Indeed, the difference between the AVRIFICES. VNIVERSI
substances that covered the two cities renders this proportico, not ungracefully executed in white
bable: I conceive that those only of the Herculaneum pa. marble. She is represented about five feet four · All the goldsmiths invoke Caius Cuspius, the pyri are preserved which were charred. Whenever you inches in height, and stands on a pedestal about ædile.' On the wall of the crypt of Eumachia friends a plan of the excavations at Pompeii, it would three feet from the pavement, on which is in- are written at length the words sigla. FAC prove extremely interesting, if the date to which it was scribed
Facit, which have been useful in determining ference, any gazetteer, or topographical account, which EVMACHIAE.L.F.
the disputed meaning of the three initials. has procured correct information relative to Pompeii FVLLONES.
The temple adjoining the Chalcidicum on the later than 1919; and in those it is very imperfect : the north, with the basso-relievo representing a not mentioned-a very interesting operation, as it shews
opening of almost the whole circuit of the city walls is Plate IX. gives a representation of the recess sacrifice in the centre of the area, in which, how much of the entombed city remains unexplored ; and the statue as they were first discovered in some have imagined the features of Cicero were walls was not so closely filled with houses and shops as the year 1820. The figure has been carefully distinguishable, has, since the publication of the portion already excavated. It is to be wished that preserved by a modern roof, and still remains the former Pompeiana, been supposed to have the entrance to Pompeii should be arranged so as to proin a case on the spot. The door which is seen been rather dedicated to Quirinus than Mer- duce the full effect which the circumstances of the place painted on the wall in this plate seems to have cury, who seems to have had very little claim so conducted to it that he should look down into it on the heen intended to correspond with the door of the to it. The following inscription is copied from first view ; -which, indeed, the mind is prepared for on staircase opening to the Via dei Mercanti. It the work of the learned and indefatigable Ca- approaching in buried city this might be done without is worthy of remark, because no real doors re- valiere Arditi, the truly respectable patriarch north-west side, instead of driving into the Street of main. It is six feet wide, and ten and a half of Neapolitan antiquaries, who has restored it. the Tombs," which
has been cleared so far to the right high, and is separated into three folds, with | He says it was found on a pedestal near the almost lost.”
and left that the effect of the exhumation of the city is
are built over it; at least no excavations were going on
C. CVSPIVM . PANSAM. ÆD.
sent volume, which is printed for the pro-prolix narrative of uninteresting details, mixed the body was considerable. The vacant spaces prietors of publications on Christian principles, up with a good deal of personal vanity, and between the legs and the arms, and the body, judiciously arranged, and comprehending so disfigured by some stories of amours, and were filled with compresses, so as to preserve
The humerus ample a store of information, that it may truly affairs approaching to amours, which are hardly the regularity of the form, be said to furnish a satisfactory outline of to be tolerated in good society. On the latter seemed to have been forced aside, and the “history in all ages.” The notices are neces- account, particularly, we avoid giving any cavity of the shoulder filled with bitumen, sarily brief (the history of Prussia, Turkey, extracts from a publication which might have which bore evident marks of having been Denmark, for example, being respectively given been what it is not.
poured in while in a heated state. The head in five pages); but, upon the whole, we very
was enveloped in a very thick compress. The heartily recommend the performance as a source Principles of Geology ; being an Attempt to moisture had penetrated so strongly, that it of great general intelligence, and one to which
explain the former Changes on the Earth's was now difficult to remove the bandaging young people may apply with much benefit.
Surface, fc. By Charles Lyell, Esq., F.R.s., without destroying the texture and the order. &c. 2 vols. 8vo. : Vol. I. pp. 511.
The perfection of this mummy was remark. The Polar Star of Entertaining and Popular One of the most important, or we may more
able. Perhaps, considering the supposed age, Science. 2 vols. (III. and IV.) 8vo.
Lon- correctly say, a moiety of one of the most ime (between two and three thousand years,) there don, 1830. H. Flower.
was hardly ever a mummy opened in such This is the two quarterly collections to Lady- been published. "It will require much of our portant works upon geology which has ever
There was considerable pli. day and Midsummer of one of our agreeable best, and shall have our earliest, attention.
ancy of the joints. The arms admitted of a contemporaries, whose diligence enables him to
good deal of motion. They were in spiral form a miscellany from the multitude of the Aneddoti piaceroli e interessanti occorsi nella beginning at the top. No papyrus was dis
bandages, but one up and down, the other productions of the day, which partakes of the utility and entertainment of them all. There
Vita di Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari. Scritti covered in any part whatever. Within the is also original matter of considerable merit,
da lui Medesimo. Londra, 1830. A. Seguin. bandaging, near the flesh, there was much and, for a medley of every sort of literature, To such of our readers as are interested in bitumen, which had been run in when hot. we may very fairly point out the Polar Star as Italian literature, we can safely recommend The cuticle remained at the roots of the nails. an ample and various home.
these amusing little volumes. They will be In one instance, so careful had the embalmers
found to contain a variety of anecdotes of re. been of this, that to preserve the nail, a piece Insect Architecture.
markable personages, given with considerable of thread had been tied about the root where The volume of the Library of Entertaining rasaf of both sexes na consideration not always remarkably soft, and by no means of the hard;
naïveté ; and are equally adapted for the pe- the cuticle was coming off. The abdomen was Knowledge addressed to this curious and interesting subject is now before us; but as we as illustrative of the general character of the It was with difficulty the face could be cleared,
found in foreign productions. One anecdote, dry nature that might: have been imagined. noticed the parts as they appeared, (see L. G., work, and as interesting to the English in but when it was, it was found very perfect. No. 697, &c.), we need only now express our
to cite. admiration of the vast variety of anecdote and scarcely inform the travelled reader
, that the straight ; the balls of the eyes had been taken
We need The teeth were good, the nose rather flat, but information on the subject which it contains, Cavaliere Acton alluded to, was for several out, and the sockets filled with linen or cotton. trations. It does great credit to Mr. Knight's years prime minister to the King, or rather The hair was perfect; it seemed of a light texabilities, and to his general design; and is a history may be accredited, was the higher abdomen. The arms appeared much straighter most delightful book for readers of
office of the two. scription, particularly in the country, where derant
power of this personage, we find the been opened. The fingers and toes might
Referring to the prepon- down than in most of the mummies that have opportunities are afforded of tracing the minute following pasquinade of a court wag : and remarkable creatures with which nature so
almost be taken for the remains of a person profusely replenishes her universal domain.
“ Hic Regina,
who had been only a few years embalmed. The North of England Medical and urgical
LITERARY AND LEARNED. Journal. No. I. August 1830. London, ARTS AND SCIENCES.
PRESENT STATE OF LITERATURE, &c. Whittaker and Co.
In our last No. we took occasion, upon the The great ability displayed in several of the A MUMMY, which was brought from Egypt simple primâ facie statements which had obpapers in this first No. induces us to notice by Baron Denon, was lately opened at the tained circulation through the newspapers, to with more than common approbation the first rooms of the
Literary and Philosophical Society express our utter disbelief of an idle story appearance of a new contemporary whose la- at Newcastle. The bandaging was remark- charging Mr. Campbell with having pirated a bours are devoted to so important a branch of ably clumsy, and seemed like loose pieces care. ballad ; and of a somewhat more extended allescience. It is in the magazine form, and pro- lessly wrapped with narrower ones, resembling gation, that the volumes in Dr. Lardner's Cy. mises to reflect great credit upon the medical tapes. When this was removed, there was a clopædia, represented to be the productions of and surgical school and practice in the northern common spiral bandage, from the feet upwards Sir James Mackintosh and Sir Walter Scott, parts of the kingdom.
to the head, which appeared very neat. The were not, in fact, written by these gentlemen.
operators next came to a crucial bandage, not General character would be, indeed, worth Journal of a Tour made by Señor Juan de very well put on, and then to another bandage, little if it could not protect men from such
Vega, the Spanish Minstrel of 1828-9, crossing in one direction. Several pieces of accusations; but the love of slander is so prethrough Great Britain and Ireland. 2 vols. cloth were now discovered, which seemed to have valent, that the most improbable inventions are 8vo. Simpkin and Marshall.
been laid over the body after a certain degree likely to obtain some credit; and we were not We took up these volumes with strong hopes of wrapping had taken place, to keep all as sorry to see a distinct and decisive refutation of of amusement, from original and lively de- straight as possible. After removing some the last-mentioned of these fables, which apscriptions of manners ; but we have been other bandages, a fifth crucial bandage was peared in the Times of Saturday, simultagrievously disappointed. The book purports met with, which made two crosses about the neously with our conjectural denial of its truth. to be the journal of an English gentleman, neck and shoulders, finishing at the toes. The documents published on this occasion who traversed the country in disguise of a singular bandage then appeared from the neck are so characteristic in themselves, and offer so Spanish player on the guitar, mixing with the over the face, across the occiput; compresses much food for remark, that we make no apology populace of every description, and enjoying of many folds were found across the face, and for transferring them to our columns, together continual opportunities of studying them in large compresses from the shoulders to the feet. with a few of the observations which they sugtheir native colours. We have often enter. A spiral bandage from the feet upwards being gest to our minds, and bearing upon the state tained the idea, that an adventure of this sort removed, the moisture from the contents of the of the press whether in general or periodical might lead to the production of as entertaining wrapping was very perceptible. Several pieces literature. a book as could possibly be written; and in of bark were then discovered, and a strong In the first place, we think we may fairly competent bands” it would do so. But our bituminous odour prevailed. The bandaging presume to warn readers against every work pseudo Don is not the man for the task; and altogether weighed more than 30lbs. In the which attempts to acquire notoriety by abusing instead of animated and curious illustrations of course of the operation, a sheet of bituminous others. As no one can throw dirt without bethe mode of life among the inferior orders in cloth, of more than usually large size, was ing dirty, it may be received as a certain truth towns and in the country, he has given us a discovered ; the moisture between wbich and that no book or journal which is guilty of im.
OPENING OF A MUMMY.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES.
ing to take the law of the felons : it is droll Mr. Southey, and the other contributors, have as much upon the efforts of talent and genius. We
puting base motives to its contemporaries is the En-cyclopædia), and (which is not strange) tions of the Cabinet Cyclopædia were not the real writers, worthy of honour for its own. The low in means to keep his word. The addresses and spondent, and professedly disbelieved by the editors who mind and in reputation are always the most subscriptions to the last four letters are as pe- publish it, I thought it needless to contradict a statement suspicious and vituperative; and as they can- culiar as those we have noticed of the first. so improbable and unsupported. As, however, the pronot rise to any elevation, they address them- Dear sir, most faithfully yours-sir, yours faith. necessary, I have no hesitation in declaring that every selves to the more congenial task of bringing fully-dear Doctor Lardner, yours very truly word in the part of that publication which bears my name others down to their own level. They insinu -and my dear Lardner, yours truly, - are all was written by me.I am, dear sir, most faithfully yours,
J. MACKINTOSH. ate charges of imposition or corruption, which various and observable. Dr. Lardner's own would never enter into the conception, and far letter is, in our opinion, too long : with such a
ROBERT SOUTHEY, ESQ., TO DR. LARDNER. less within the commission, of a gentleman- case, the less that was put upon reasoning and in
Keswick, 12th July, 1830. and where is the gentleman to be found, unless ference the better. The able editor hypothe charge concerning the cabinet Cyclopædia, which has been
Sir,-Your letter gives me the first information of the the character exist among the well-educated tically supposing a possibility of the prostitution put forth through the medium of the Times newspaper, and the enlightened, and especially among those he describes in the third paragraph, merely for the publishers will do rightly in giving a prompt and of the class who venture into the open public, the sake of a vaunt, is in bad taste : and why and as injurious as it is impudent. They will do also a surrounded by every tie and connexion which the publishers should care one jot about an public service, as well as an act of justice to themselves, could regulate even wavering principles, as anonymous and rascally scandal, as mentioned if they bring the person who has advanced it before a authors and guides in literature? What is in the next paragraph, is to us unaccountable. of slander can be published with impunity.–1 remain, thought of the tradesman who endeavours to But we seldom know exactly where to pause in sir, yours faithfully,
ROBERT SOUTHEY. sell his own goods by causing it to be suspected our own disputes; and the slight matters we
THOMAS MOORE, ESQ., TO DR. LARDNER. that the goods of others in the same line are have noticed are rather critical trifles than of an inferior quality, or obtained by discredit. things of the least consequence to the case.
Bury Street, St. James's, July 15th, 1830.
Dear Doctor Lardner,-Your note finds me in all the able means ?-_That he is a rascal, and, in all
bustle of departure. I should have thought it hardly probability, the very cheat he represents his
Regent Street, 16th July, 1830.
worth your while to notice this foolish charge, which is neighbour to be. And how much more despi
but one of the many brought forward from time to time,
SIR, It is with the greatest reluctance that I am com- for no other purpose, it would seem, than to give some cable is such conduct in the literary man?! Let pelled to claim
the public attention by the paragraphs body the trouble of contradicting them. I only wish all detractors lay this question to themselves ; les pecting me which have lately appeared in the Times that they had informed us who are those persons that and let the public perceive, that it is much pedia," was, according to my view, infinitely more injuri. Mackintosh :-such impostors are worth knowing. easier for pretenders to acquire a trumpery ous to the work and to myself (though not so intended by notice by falsehood and abuse than by laud our than any explicit inculpation could have been. The this imputation, 1 can have no objection to your adding able exertion and desert. We see these not give credit to it without the strongest evidence. guished witnesses you can produce in disproof of the things every day, and, knowing what we Surely, any reader must have inferred from this, that charge.-Yours, very truly, THOMAS MOORE. know, look with ineffable contempt on the and no other course could have been pursued by me THOMAS CAMPBELL, ESQ. TO DR. LARDNER. whole tribe of disappointed, envious, and strug- except that which I adopted; viz. to request that the
Middle Scotland Yard, Whitehall, July 16th, 1830. gling creatures, who try to attract by dispa. charge might be disclosed. I found that I was accused of
My dear Lardner, I have seen the paragraph in the raging what they cannot emulate. It is thus rary men of the age, to practise upon the world an un- Times newspaper in which you are called upon io contrathat such trumpery accusations as Dr. Lardner paralleled act of fraud, by publishing a series of works as dict the assertion, that you have announced literary chahas thought it right to refute originate; and theirs, such works not being written by them, and that racters as contributors to your Encyclopædia, who do not perhaps, considering the facility with which the names for this unjustifiable purpose. I confess that I did permit to be published under their names. As far as I most obvious and ridiculous falsehoods are be- think that no individual could for one moment entertain am concerned, I can testify that I have promised you my lieved by some of the ignorant and thoughtless, fore" conceived that an answer was unnecessary. The unable from my present literary engagements to pledge it was as well not to trust entirely for the ne- accusation, however, being reiterated, and an answer cla- myself precisely as to time, yet it is my intention to fulfi sufficient with every person of honour and machineoromaper. n spaces which might be employed lending their names to articles not written by themselves,
it is a calumny that brings its own refutation.--I remain, the bare names of the parties I have communicated the particulars of the charge to dear Lardner, yours truly,
T. CAMPBELL implicated. But, as a general rule, it is prefer- contributors; 'viz. Sir Walter Scott, Sir James Mack in the first five persons who appear on the published list of
We do not think that either the editor or able to treat these slanders with silent disre- tosh, Robert Southey, Esq., Thomas Moore, Esq., and gard; for if you once begin to disprove, there Thomas Campbell, Esq., among whom are included the the publishers of the Cyclopædia have any is no saying to what length you may be carried, ent. "1 subjoin their answers; and should your readers fore the public: on the contrary, the recoil* of
€wo persons more specifically charged by your correspond- cause to regret having been thus brought beand it becomes a question that all beyond where require any more such disavowals, they can be easily pro- the absurd falsehood must be of considerable you stop may acquire force from being uncon. tradicted. Úpon the whole, we consider it found who would prostitute their names in the manner attention to the most distinguished talents by
If men of high literary or scientific attainments can be service to their work, by attracting universal wiser, as well as more expedient, to rest on which your correspondent describes, 1, with all humility, character, and suffer detractors, like scorpions, claim for myself sufficient honesty to save me from being which it is supported—a matter of much im.
a party to such a transaction. I Aing back the charge portance amid the great struggle for fair nototo die of their own venom.
The following letters are, as we have said, minded man, and with the contempt which a reptile riety in the competition that exists. To be well worth preserving as literary curiosities spitting its renom from the shelter of an anonymous sig- much talked of, is a great desideratum for every How much of the writers appear even in these The publishers desire me to say, that they feel gratified new design ; and it is quite a hit to produce short notes! Scott, cold, firm, and peremptory and faitered that the number, rank, and talent of the this effect, as in the present instance, without in his flat denial ; with the Scottish caution, such as to have excited either the incredulity or the envy lugging forward the business by head and
men by whose aid their undertaking is supported, are having recourse to expensive expedients, or mingling his “ dear sirs” and “ most obedient in which this strange accusation has originated. servants. Mackintosh, argumentative and I take this opportunity of stating, that the objection shoulders. It is worth five hundred pounds sensible in his first paragraph-direct and con- posed upon the distinguished persons who have under which is levied in the shape of advertisements,
lately urged by you, on account of the narrow limits im- spent in that monstrous tax upon our literature clusive in his last. Southey, betraying the taken to write the volumes of the Cyclopædia, had been genus irritabile, and, in a dread passion, wish- foreseen, and the ground of it removed. The History of and amounts in many cases to a prohibition
to and Mr. , that he appears to be more angry than his pre- space as they think desirable for their respective subjects. trust the Cyclopedia will flourish, as it amply
I have the honour to be, sir, your obedient servant, deserves, accordingly. cursors, exactly in proportion to his not being accused as they were by name. Moore in a
SIR WALTER SCOTT TO DR. LARDNER. • One advantage of the accusation was, that it was bustle, but with time enough to point a capital
Abbotsford, Melrose, 12th July, 1830.
tangible—not in the more usual way of baseness, imputepigrain--" such impostors are (indeed) worth
ing motives only-for the latter, owing to their vague
Dear sir, I am favoured with your letter of 10th July, ness, are more difficult to deal with. knowing.” The word “ more" in the last line and the copy of the Times Newspaper, expressing, so far we always view them as proofs of malignity which ought but two was omitted in the Times publication as I am concerned, the false and calumnious allegation to be despised, because, in the first place, no one can of this letter: it has since been added per erra- name of the History of Scotland, published as mine in your in the second place, the innuendoes are generally of a chatum :- did Moore, in the first instance forget Cyclopædia. Nothing can be inore false than such an racter to defeat their own purposes, coming from unsuchimself, or “ more”? Campbell seems to be assertion, as I either wrote with my own hand or dictated cessful rivals, and either bearing on their front the stamp brought in for the make-weight of a name-he every rinse innehagen I setory.. I am, with
regard, dear sir, of untruth, or shewing that they have been hazarded
without that due inquiry which alone can justify the proknows nothing either of the charge or the de- SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH TO DR. LARDNER. mulgation of injurious assertions. fence, and has merely to say, as far as he is
Battersea Rise, July 15th, 1830. concerned, that he has promised to do some
Dear sir,When I first read the assertion in the Times, thing for the Cyclopædia (or, as he will have it, that the persons named as authors of the historical por
For our own parts,
A List of the most renowned German Poets Cairo ; others are from the monument and And 0! how different from that first sweet now living.
work of the late Belzoni ; from the paintings sunny ecstacy,
within the coffins of mummies, and from the Was the serious, deep, and chastened bliss, my J. W. von Goethe .. 1749 A. F. Klingemann 1777 papyri found upon them ; from the great work babe, I bad in thee! C. A. Tiedge 1752 F. de la Motte Fouqué 1777 of the Institute published at Paris ; from DeF. M. von Klinger.... 1753 E, von Houwald
My first-born, my first-born! how open was Fr. von Matthison 1761 | F. Rückert
From this set we
1779 non, and other sources. F. G. von Salis .....
his brow! 1762 | L. Robert
1779 learn that the bull Apis, or Mnevis, had not How like his father's was his eye, alas ! ’tis A. W. Schreiber...... 1764 C. Streckfuss
1779 A. W. von Schlegel 1767 J. F. Castelli .
invariably the same colours and markings ; J. F. Kind
like it now! 1768 E. B. S. Raupach.
1784 that the priests on ceremonial occasions wore How sweetly did the chestnut curls upon his F. A. Krummacher 1768 Ludwig, King of Ba masks, representing the heads of their many F. F. von Gerning, 1769 varia 1795 typical divinities. We see all their idols carried And now they lie
, unstirred, within the dark
forehead wave! F. H. W. Witschel 1769 L. Uhland F. Mahlmann. 1771 A. Count von Platen in arks, with veils often covering the theba ; L. Tiek 1773 K. Immermann
and voiceless grave: we find the brazen chariots, such as HeF. D. Gries. 1775 G. Schwab 1792
Like some full-leaved yet fallen tree, with its
young and tender shoot
and mute :
of all earth's store, C. von Pichler ...... 1769 F. Tarnow
1782 they are usually figured. We can distinguish J. Schopenhauer 1770 Helmine von Chezy 1783 the blue-eyed Phænician, the cheretim or bow. Sleep with death’s curtains drawn around, to J. F. Weissenthurn .. 1773 | Agnes Franz 1795
greet these eyes no more. men, the prisoners and the women ; we ob.
serve that the complexion of the men varied My last-born, my sweetest babe! it cheers me FINE ARTS. from reddish to dark brown between the
still to trace NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Delta and the cataracts, but that the women Thy father's lip, thy brother's eye, upon thy An Account of a Collection of Drawings. By were uniformly of a pale colour; here are lovely face;
Major Hamilton Smith, F.R.S. F.L.S. &c., sowers and reapers, hunters, dancers ; punish. Even now thy dear, unconscious hand twines
questionably the most ancient battle-picture in love used to wear : This is a description of a very extensive col- existence : 'the Egyptians are storming the I clasp thee to my bosom, and I find a gentle levtion of drawings, well known to the anti- walls by means of a testudo, unnoticed by the bliss quary, in various stages of advancement, from ancients; it seems to be of rhinoceros or A comfort to my wounded heart, that nought pencil outline to complete finish, amounting to camel's hide, supported by men, upun which
can give but this. about ten thousand in number, and the whole, the assailants are mounted, while others are O my first babe! thou wast a flower to wreath with scarcely a single exception, the work of scaling the walls upon ladders. There is also the brows of love; one hand. The fundamental principle on which a naval battle between Egypt and the Syro. But when love's light failed, this last was sent it was formed was “ the acquirement of know- Phænicians, of which, however, I have copied
a sweet star from above. ledge of all such facts and objects as could be only the most prominent ships. A prince of
Worton Lodge, Isleworth. M. A. BROWNE. presented to the mind by a direct exhibition of the Memphian dynasty receiving homage, with pictorial forms ;” and accordingly the drawings his enemies painted bound upon his footstool, have reference to the illustration of zoology, and lying on the ground, as noticed in the antiquities, costume, paleography, heraldry, Psalms of David. To these I have still to add
JUNE has charmed topography, &c. Of these by far the most Egyptian horse-races from Herculaneum, and The winds to rest : the broad, blue waters sleep important appear to be the drawings which domestic scenes from the Prænestine mosaics.” Profound from bank to bank; or if an air relate to costume, and which are divided into There is much in this little tract which de- Have leave a moment wantonly to bend various series, comprehending the Egyptian, serves the serious attention of the artist, and The graceful lily sitting on her throne Indian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, especially of the historical painter.
Of moist, lush leaves, the lovely shadow waves Byzantine, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, feudal, con
In tremulous response below, and then tinental of the chivalrous ages, &c. down to
The lake is strangely still again. The eye the costume of modern days. Major Smith
Delights to look into those glossy depths,
FIRST AND LAST. NO. X. AND LAST. has detailed and described these various series
The First and Last Born.
And glance refreshed from flower to flower, that in a very interesting manner. We subjoin
blooms My first-born, my first-born! shall I e'er forget Anew, in shadowy glory, ere the breeze what he says of his Egyptian drawings:
the charm “ These are the more curious, because the
Destroy its brief, bright life. The very trees, conjectural hints of De Sacy and Ackerbladt That filled with happiness my heart when on Deliciously deceptive, Aing abroad led the late Dr. Young to a discovery which
my clasping arm
Aye, leaf for leaf, their greenness. E'en the bee M. Champollion has extended to satisfactory Thy little head was pillowed, when I laid thee That buzzes round the woodbine, has his dark readings of the long unintelligible hierogly. And wept for very joy as I watched thy tran. The gem-winged butterfly. The bird which
But clear-seen image ; and, anon, floats near phical inscriptions of Egyptian antiquity what, therefore, was until lately vague con
skims jecture, is now daily becoming historical ; and Shall I e'er forget thy father's smile, and the The tides of air, seems in the impassive flood the Egyptian collection of costume now under
beaming eye, that still
Again to sport; and every cloud that sails consideration will shortly be as completely A glittering tear of joy and pride as he looked Slowly through heaven, has motion, colour, within the reach of explanation as any other
on thee would fill ?
shape, document where the figures are accompanied The ecstacy of those dear hours can my spirit In that clear, liquid world. Laburnum showers by inscriptions ; at present, with some excep- o no, they haunt my mem'ry, like stars that Her full, frank clusters, that but wait the breath
Profuse her golden blossoms; and the vine tions, they depend upon conjecture. All the materials of the set are taken from the in
cannot set !
Of August to put on the glorious tint sculptured monuments of Egypt; and many My gentle, helpless last-born! how differently Of amethyst; and proud the tulip shews of these are still on the walls and ceilings of I hailed
Hisgorgeous dyes-scarlet, and gold, and blacktemples and catacombs, in the full splendour Thy coming midst the clouds of care that my The gayest flower the silver waters hold; of their original colouring. The set consists life's full summer veiled !
But not so dear, ah no! not half so dear, at present of fifty drawings, containing above My stars of hope and love were gone-my To the fond eye as many that unfold 150 figures of gods, kings, heroes, priests, mind was full of fears ;
Their simpler beauties there. The queen-rose warriors, women, artisans, musicians; of fo- And the tears I shed on thy quiet face, o reigns reigners, such as Syrians, Greeks, Arabs, they were bitter tears !
Supreme as ever--in that mirror still, Jews, negroes ; chariots, boats, temples, por- Hushed was his voice that blessed my first-As in the rich and breathing world above, ticoes, funerals, processione, &c. They were his lip no longer smiled,
Fairest among the fair. obtained chiefly from the original sketches of There was no father's eye to gaze with rapture
N. T. CARRINGTON. one of the artists employed by the Institute of | on my child;