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sions by Clapperton 1826, by Clapperton, Den, dark patch or deeper degree of shadow, which observed to be apparently burning with great ham, and Oudeney, and by Lander himself. slowly passed over the moon's disc to the west- activity. ern side.”
Occultations of Stars in the Hyades.-- The NEW SOUTH WALES.
The following paragraph confirms the state-occultation of y Tauri (Tuesday evening last, The result of Captain Sturt's expedition to ment of the appearance of the moon, as de- 5th day) was invisible, from the intervention trace the course of the Murrumbidgee is thus scribed in the Lit. Gaz. (Nos. 711 and 712). of clouds. After midnight, the sky became as stated in the Sydney Monitor. Capt. S., with " When this total obscuration had continued favourable as could be desired : the following his party, crossed the country in twenty-one upwards of an hour, the eastern limb became were the observations:days from Sydney, and embarked on the river, perceptibly more bright, and this luminous
71 Tauri.... Immersion........ down which they proceeded seven days, when appearance gradually extended itself towards they entered a new river, running from east to the middle of the 'moon's disc, the eastern
Al Tauri.... Immersion........ 14 16 28 west, which they named the Murray, and into edge proportionably increasing in brightness
12 Tauri.... Immersion........ 14 17 59 which the Murrumbidgee flows. In a few days for at least twenty minutes. I can easily more they reached another river, forming a imagine that if the moon were seen at this
These latter stars (1, 2 & Tauri) appeared to junction with the
Murray, and examined its time through clouds, or a hazy atmosphere, cling to the lunar disc, at immersion. The sky banks about five miles up. The next stream this bright appearance of the eastern side became overcast at 14" 45m, and continued unthat, fell into the Murray flowed from the might be mistaken for the light of the clear favourable till 15h 369, when 81 and 6 Tauri south east, and was denominated the Lindsay. moon, though it would in reality bear no
were observed clear of the Moon. Lower down still, the expedition having been comparison with its brightness when disencum
The appulse of Aldebaran was not seen ; a a month afloat, the Murray was found to enter bered of the earth's shadow.
gray mist completely covered the hemisphere at and form a lake of from fifty to sixty miles in “When the moon's edge had been a few the time.
J. T. B. length, and from thirty to forty in breadth. minutes clear of the shadow, it formed one of This lake, called Alexandrina, lies immediately the most beautiful objects I ever beheld: there to the eastward of Gulf St. Vincent, and ex- was the greatest part of the moon's disc still A Demonstration of the Nerves of the Human tends southward to the shore of Encounter involved in the coppery shadow, the eastern Bay. There has thus been ascertained to exist margin was already bright and clear, and in
Body. By Joseph Swan. Part I. Longconsiderable facilities for interior communica- front of that there was a brilliant capping The first part of a work (which is to consist
man and Co. tions by water from the north of Harris to the formed by the penumbra, perfectly distinct of other three similar fasciculi), and certainly southern coast in this country. The river, so from the moon's disc, yet so near, as to give it surveyed, is reported, however, to be very shal- an elongated appearance towards the east, of anatomical illustration which we ever saw.
one of the most accurate and superb specimens low where it enters the sea, and only fit for much resembling the figure of a bright eye- The plates are on a large scale, and of the boat navigation. ball, with its iris projecting and increasing in
most perfect character, either as regards the brilliancy every moment. “ I do not know how this would have ap- 1825 and 1828, carried off the collegial ana
medical or the engraver's art. Mr. Swan, in Another expedition will shortly sail from peared through a telescope, having none by tomical prizes given by the Royal College of Portsmouth to complete the survey of the west-me, and if I had, I should not have made use ern coast of Africa, which the unfortunate of it. I would by no means exchange the Surgeons ;. by, 1. A minute dissection of the termination of that under the late Captain glorious and splendid scene I now enjoyed like dissection of the cerebral nerves.
nerves of the medulla spinalis, &c.; and 2. A
The Boteler left unfinished. The command is in. for the tame and deadened effect produced vast importance of these subjects in the consitrusted to Captain Belcher, a scientific officer by the qualifying medium of a telescope. deration, not only of the nervous system, but of who served with Captain Beechey in exploring In a few minutes the distinction of the two medicine in its general bearings, renders the the shores of the Pacific. His majesty's sloop lines became more confused, until at last the Etna has been appropriated for this service, moon resumed its roundness, and the shadow present publication peculiarly acceptable : and
we have to recommend it as one of infinite and more than usual attention and liberality progressed towards the west. When about value to the profession, as well as a splendid have been bestowed upon all her equipments. one-third of the moon's disc had become clear, production in all that relates to pictorial deHer commander and officers have been selected the per mbra might be seen forming a bluish- monstration. There are eight plates, which by the Lords of the Admiralty in consequence of coloured border with slight prismatic tints completely exhibit the cervical and thoracic has been taken on the part of Government to the light part
, till at length it disappeared portions of the sympathetic nerve, and the render this arduous expedition effective. entirely—not a cloud having appeared above nerves of the heart and lungs; with references The Etna will proceed in the first instance the horizon after the first clearing up.”
and explanations. to Sierra Leone, and thence to survey various From the observations made during this
GERMAN NATURALISTS. parts of the Gold Coast, and to ascertain the eclipse, our correspondent infers, that the The fourth and last public meeting of this meridian distances of different points which earth's shadow had three degrees of intensity: body for the present year took place at Hamare necessary for the completion of the charts first, the penumbra or outer prismatic fringe ; burgh, on the 25th of September; when Proof that neighbourhood.
then the coppery shadow, or general obscurity ; fessor Fischer, of St. Petersburgh, read an and, lastly, the dark nucleus, or centre of the
account of the botanical garden of that place. shadow, which passed as a dark patch over the A very uncalled-for remark was made by a WE regret that we cannot insert the whole of moon's surface.” the communication from our correspondent P., We are inclined to think, that the “ minute don, to preside over one of the sectional meet
member on the election of Mr. Gray, of Lonwho writes from South Wales, where he ob- but brilliant point of light,” which our corre- ings: this man of science objected to a foserved the late lunar eclipse : though avowedly spondent P. suspected he saw north of the for one, and talent for relating what he had must have been an illusion of the sight ;-ap-have been deservedly scouted by the assembly. no astronomer,” he has sufficient enthusiasm moon's centre, during the total obscuration, reigner, forsooth, as if science belonged to a
particular country. The observation seems to an opportunity of observing. The following pearances such as he describes have been seen Some discussion took place on the expression is the substance of his letter. He describes with the telescope, but never, we believe, with of a wish that the eminent naturalist, Dr. the moon when totally immersed in the the naked eye. During the annular eclipse of Wallich, should be enabled to prolong his stay earth's shadow as appearing of “ a deep 24th June, 1778, a bright white spot was in London to finish his Indian Flora--certainly coppery, or blood red colour, the sky at the observed near the north-west limb, which
a most desirable object. time being perfectly clear, and the stars, even continued visible a minute and a quarter. A those near the moon, twinkling with exceeding luminous point has also been observed near
FINE ARTS. brilliancy; this ruddy appearance of the moon Heraclides, which resembled a small nebula, or seemed not in the intervening atmosphere, but star of the sixth magnitude. In 1794 a very in the very substance of the moon itself
. brilliant spot was seen on the obscure part of the National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and After this coppery colour had continued for moon, which continued visible for five minutes. Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Censome time without much variation, a still A luminous appearance was also observed on tury. With Memoirs, by William Jerdan, greater degree of darkness appeared on the the dark part of the moon in May, 1821. Esq. No. XVIII. Fisher, Son, and Co. eastern side, which gradually increased, as if it Herschel has discovered volcanos in the moon, Viscount MELVILLE, Mr. Abernethy, and would spread itself over the whole surface of emitting fire, similar to those on the earth : Viscount Clifden, are the three subjects of the the moon; this at length proved to be only a one of these as late as the year 1826 was leighteenth number of the Gallery; the first
THE LATE LUNAR ECLIPSE.
two from pictures by Lawrence, the last from On one occasion, a lady, unsatisfied with this this statement to disarm the justice of our a picture by Hayter. They are all striking amount of information, persisted in extracting friends; it is a simple explanation, for the purlikenesses, and are engraved in a style worthy from Mr. A. what she might eat, and, after pose of setting our design and its execution of their predecessors. The following anecdotes suffering from her volubility with considerable upon a right footing.” of Mr. Abernethy will, we think, amuse our patience for awhile, he exclaimed to the re. readers :
peated “May I eat oysters, doctor ? May I “ Mr. T, a young gentleman with a eat suppers? I'll tell you what, ma'am, you “CHRISTMAS is coming,” is, to our mind's broken limb, which refused to heal long after may eat any thing but the poker and the belthe fracture, went to consult Mr. Abernethy: lows ; for the one is too hard of digestion, and ear, the distinct exclamation of the first An. and, as usual, was entering into all the details the other is full of wind.' The reported fashion NUAL, or indication of an Annual, laid upon
our table. Nor is it an unpleasing announceof his complaint, when he was thus stopped of his courtship and marriage is also extremely almost in liminé - Pray, sir, do you come characteristic. It is told, that while attending days and long nights, of wind, and rain, and
It undoubtedly suggests ideas of short here to talk, or to hear me? If you want my a lady for several weeks, he observed those
snow, and ice, of chilblains and catarrhs; but advice, it is so and so I wish you good morn- admirable qualitications in her daughter, which then it is redolent of turkeys, and chines, of ing.' 'A scene of greater length, and still he truly esteemed to be calculated to render the mince-pies, and burnt brandy; and presents greater interest and entertainment, took place married state happy. Accordingly, on a Satur- to our imagination the blazing yule-log, the between our eminent surgeon and the famous day, when taking leave of his patient, he ad. friendly party, the conundrum, the jest, the John Philpot Curran. Mr. Curran, it seems, dressed her to the following purport : "You laugh, the song, the dance, the merry gambol
, being personally unknown to him, had visited are now so well, that I need not see you after and the delicious forfeit; all best enjoyed when Mr. Abernethy several times, without having Monday next, when I shall come and pay you
- dread winter spreads his latest glooms, had an opportunity of fully explaining (as he my farewell visit. But, in the mean time, I And reigns triumphant o'er the conquered year." thought) the nature of his malady: at last, wish you and your daughter seriously to consider
Such was the train of festive images produced determined to have hearing, when inter- the proposal 'I am now about to make. It is by the sight of rupted in his story, he fixed his dark bright abrupt and unceremonious, I am aware, but eye on the doctor,' and said - Mr. Aber- the excessive occupation of my time, by my
Proofs of the Plates of Ackermann's Forget nethy, I have been here on eight different professional duties, afkords me no leisure to
Me Not, for 1831. days, and I have paid you eight different accomplish what I desire by the more ordinary Including the title, they are fourteen in guineas ; but you have never yet listened to course of attention and solicitation. My annual number, and well sustain the high character the symptoms of my complaint. I am resolved, receipts amount to £-, and I can settle £m of this, the fruitful parent of similar publicasir, not to leave this room till you satisfy me on my wife : my character is generally known tions. We can spare only a few words to each by doing so. Struck by his manner, Mr. to the public, so that you may readily ascer- of them. Abernethy threw himself back in his chair,tain what it is: I have seen in your daughter Queen Esther. J. Martin delt., E. Finden and assuming the posture of a most indefati. a tender and affectionate child, an assiduous sculpt. The moment chosen is when King gable listener, exclaimed, in a tone of half sur- and careful nurse, and a gentle and lady.like Ahasuerus, returning from the garden to the prise, half humour, “Oh, very well, sir, I am member of a fainily; such a person must be banqueting hall, finds Hainan imploring the ready to hear you out. Go on, give me the all that a husband could covet; and I otfer my queen to intercede for his life. The scene is whole — your birth, parentage, and education. hand and fortune for her acceptance. On Mon, one of much magnificence, and exhibits all the I wait your pleasure ; go on.' Upon which, day, when I call, I shall expect your deter- massiness and extent of architecture, and all Curran, not a whit disconcerted, gravely mination ; for I really have not time for the the splendour and decoration, for which Mr. began :- My name is John Philpot Curran. routine of courtship. In this humour, the Martin is so justly celebrated. Through a My parents were poor, but I believe honest lady was wooed and won : and, we believe we vista of columns appears the city, and the gal. people, of the province of Munster, where also may add, the union has been felicitous in every lows is seen in the extreme distance, the I was born, being a native of Newmarket, respect.”
place where we should always wish to see it. county of Cork, in the year one thousand seven Any one who has ever been engaged in An Italian Scene. Barrett delt., Freebaim hundred and fifty. My father being employed the composition of contemporaneous biography, sculpt. One of those classical and charming to collect the rents of a Protestant gentleman will bear testimony to the truth of the sub- sunsets with which Mr. Barrett has so freof small fortune, in that neighbourhood, ob- joined remarks .
quently delighted the public eye.-The Sisters. tained my entrance into one of the Protestant “ We would say, frankly, that there is no J. R. West pinxt., W. Finden sculpt. Full of Free-schools, where I obtained the first rudi- kind of authorship’so beset with impediments grace and beauty, both in composition and in ments of my education. I was next enabled as contemporaneous biography. Many volumes expression ; although we much fear that the to enter Trinity College, Dublin, in the hum- have often to be consulted for a single date; harmony which at present subsists between the ble sphere of a sizer,' ---- and so he continued which, obtained upon the highest authorities, ladies will not long continue. It is exquisitely for several minutes, giving his astonished the chance is, that as they have copied one engraved. The Boa Ghaut, Deccan, East Inhearer a true, but irresistibly laughable ac- from the other, through a long line of error, it dies. W. Westall, A.R.A., pinxt., E. Finden count of his birth, parentage, and education,' may in the end be wrong. The same remark sculpt. A stupendous scene, in which even as desired, till he came to his illness and suf-applies to circumstances; and we have been the elephant shrinks to the diminutive appeare ferings, the detail of which was not again in- astonished to find, on seeking, as we invariably ance of a mouse. The Noontide Retreat. T. terrupted. It is hardly necessary to add, that do where it is possible, undoubted confirmation Phillips, R.A., pinxt., J. S. Agar sculpt. Every Mr. Abernethy's attention to his gifted pa- of our data, ihat all who have preceded us body must recollect in the exhibition at Somer. tient was, from that hour to the close of his have altogether mistaken or misrepresented set House, either last year or the year before, life, assiduous, unremitting, and devoted.” even things apparently of the utmost notoriety. the admirable picture which Mr. Agar has bere Again, “ Mrs. I consulted him on a ner. This applies to cases where there are former so happily transferred to steel. It was one of vous disorder, the minutiæ of which appeared publications to refer us to as guides ; but, in the chief attractions of the great room. - The to be so fantastical, that Mr. Abernethy inter- the majority of instances, the whole substance Japanese Paluce, Dresden. S. Prout delt., J. rupted their frivolous detail, by holding out of our sketches is to be procured from oral Carter sculpt. As rich a little bit of Prout as his hand for the fee. A one-pound note and testimony; and we need hardly dilate upon we remember to have met with. ~The Discon. a shilling were placed in it; upon which he the patient industry and delicacy required, in solate. R. Corbould delt., C. Rolls sculpt. Of returned the latter to his fair patient, with the order to steer a clear and faithful course all the spectacles by which the heart of man is angry exclamation of, ' There, ma’am! go and through the conflicting elements thus brought affected, the distress of a lovely female is the buy a skipping-rope : that is all you want.' into action. The very matters of which we, most powerful. Mr. Corbould has imparted Mr. Abernethy's strong point in prescribing after mature examination and comparison, are peculiar interest to this delineation of it. We is generally addressed to the relief of the most certain, are liable to be cavilled at by long to approach the fair mourner, to fold up bowels, and to the lowering and regulation of others who have received different accounts of the letter on which she is gazing, and which diet and regimen. He is, consequently, much the same story:– things either unknown to has occasioned her grief, to take her hand, to sought in dyspeptic disorders ; and, it is stated, us, or unrelated, are considered to stamp our seat ourselves by her side, and to assure her of often refers to such or such a page in one of notice with imperfection ; and, in short, the our profound sympathy. — The Cat's Par. E. his books, where he has already given the difference of opinions among our judges, pre- Landseer, A. R.A., pinxt., R. Graves sculpt. remedy. The patients have only to buy the cludes the possibility of our obtaining, as in Funny enough. How frequently do we betrold work, where they will find an exact description by-gone lives, the general assent and approba- a similar exhibition among human beings! of their symptoms, and a recipe for their cure. I tion of our readers. Yet we do not put forth witness the late French ministry. - Lady
Beaufort. P. Stephanoff pinxt., C. Marr of plates by which The Winter's Wreath has ficial piece of water, about a mile in circumsculpt. A sweet little whole-length portrait been embellished since its commencement. We ference, gives it a peculiarly picturesque apof this blue-stocking of former times, the mo. take them in the order in which they follow in pearance. The draftsmen whose talents have ther of a race of kings. The Political Cobbler. the Prospectus.
been exercised on the present number are A. Chisholme pinst., H. C. Shenton sculpt. Portrait - an English Flower. Engraved Messrs. Purser and Prout ; the engravers, Cobbett's gridiron on his table, and Le Petit by H. Robinson, from a miniature by T. Har- Messrs. W. Cooke, Brandard, and Le Petit. Corporal in his hand, shew pretty clearly the greaves. Pure, simple, unaffected, and intel. nature of Strap's politics. We fear he is the ligent. Such may we ever see English beauty!
Lanılscape Illustrations of the Waverley type of too large a body in this country just The Three Maries at the Tomb of Christ.
Novels. Part VI. Tilt; Andrews. - The False One. Miss L. Sharpe pinxt., Engraved by E. Smith, from a picture by B. J. Agar sculpt. Although we are very sorry West, P.R.A. With the exception of the Talent has been frequently employed in the for the deserted fair, we could have told her angel, whom we do not admire, one of Mr. illustration of rank ; it is gratifying to see the beforehand how it would be. It is evident in West's best compositions. - Delos. Engraved compliment returned, and rank employed in the villain's face, as well as that of the good. by W. Miller, from a drawing by W. Linton. the illustration of talent. Of the four beaufor-nothing creature who has seduced him. A A happy specimen of the rich composite cha- tiful plates of which this Part consists, viz. word in the lady's ear,“ You are well rid of racter of Mr. Linton's classical works. Inte
Queensferry," " “ The Cathedral of St. Magsuch a coxcomb.". Benares. W. Purser delt., rior of a Cathedral at Antuerp. Engraved by
,” “ Stromness," and “ Namur,” two, viz. J. Carter sculpt. The elegance of oriental ar- W. Radclyffe, from a picture by C. Wild. No
“ The Cathedral of St. Magnus,” and “Stromchitecture and the sparkle of oriental costume artist manages subjects of this kind better than ness," have been engraved from drawings, the are here very pleasingly depicted.---The Painter Mr. Wild. This is a sweet little exemplifica
one by Mr. Purser, the other by Mr. Copley Puzzled. J. Knight pinxt., H. C. Shenton tion of the fact. — Cologne on the Rhine. En- Fielding, from sketches by the Marchioness of sculpt. We think the engraver also must have graved by E. Goodall, from a picture by s. Stafford. They do her ladyslip great credit. been puzzled how to introduce so many objects Austin. A Cuyp-like scene, full of bustle and into so small a space. He has succeeded very interest. A Cottage Farm-yard. Engraved
ORIGINAL POETRY. well, however ; bas given to each sufficient im- by E. Smith, from a picture by T. Barker.
UNPUBLISHED POETRY OF THOMSON. portance and distinctness, and yet bas preserved There is something exceedingly beautiful in
To the Elitor, &c. a brilliant general effect.
this simple composition, made up as it is of a Sir,—I believe there is no English poet of standard repuWe proceed to notice the younger brother of very few parts. The grace of the youthful tation of whom so many remains have continued alter this adult work, which makes its public appear- dairy-maid, the character of the cattle, and death unpublished as James Thomson. Much indeed ance under the title of
the arrangement of the various instruments rated into Mr. Pickering's Aldine series of the poets, of
and utensils, all contribute to this pleasing which you lately spoke so handsomely, towards collecting Proofs of the Plates of Ackermann's Juvenile effect. — Portrait : La Huérfana de Leon. these scattered relics : the editor of that beautiful publ Forget Me Not, for 1831.
Engraved by T. L. Grundy, from a picture by smaller pieces previously unknown, as well as with vaWith the title, a round dozen of subjects, H. Liverseege. Graceful, tasteful, and interious readings and annotations to many others. The folhappily selected for the amusement of our resting. We admire the intrepidity of Mr. .owing, however, unquestionally a genuine production of young friends : viz.
Grundy's line in the drapery: it tells admir- appeared in print, thouch I have seen more than one Juvenile Architect
. S. A. Hart pinxt., H. ably. – The Deluge. Engraved by R. Brand- transcript of it: that from which I now write is contained Shenton sculpt. A veteran, eagerly reading a ard, from a picture by A. Mosses. A sublime Mr. Ogle, who published a work on gems towards the narrative of the peninsular war, while his and awful scene. - Saint Cecilia, attended by latter end of the past century. Should you deem the ingrandson is constructing a house of cards, Angels. Engraved by H. Robinson, from a
sertion of these stanzas any credit to your Journal, no one
will be better pleased to see them there than your friend which his little sister, who is watching the picture by Andrea Celesti. The other qualities and correspondent, progress of the edifice, will no doubt blow of this picture are no doubt superior to the Sept. 30, 1830. down the moment that it is completed. - Pre- design, which is somewhat affected. It is richly Sweet tyrant, Love! but hear me now, paring for the Race. R. B. Davis pinxt., G. engraved by Mr. Robinson. - - A Pass of the And cure, while young, this pleasing smart, Sartain sculpt. And so near a thing, we dare Abruzzi -- the Bandit's Home. Engraved by Or rather aid my trembling vow, say, it will be, that it would puzzle us to W. Miller, from a picture by J. V. Barber. And teach me to reveal my heart. determine which of the competitors to back. An exquisite production. It is impossible to Tell her, whose goodness is my bane, There is evidently some betting going on, conceive any thing finer. It does both Mr. Whose looks have smiled my peace away nevertheless. The Breakfast. Sir W. Beechey Barber and Mr. Miller infinite credit. — The Oh, whisper how she gives me pain, pinxt., W. Chevalier sculpt. A sweet little Mother. Engraved by E. Finden, from a pic Whilst undesigning, frank, and gay! group, with great depth and mellowness of ture by R. Westall
, R.A. Very pleasing, as 'Tis not for coinmon charms I sigh, effect.Who trill serve the King ? R. Farrier all manifestations of natural affection must be. pinxt., W. Chevalier sculpt. Mr. Farrier has - Dove- Dale. Engraved by R. Brandard, from "Tis not a cheek, a lip, an eye
For what the vulgar beauty call; here given us a new and spirited version of one a picture by C. Barber. We should like to of the chapters of his celebrated picture under know what spot on the face of the globe can For that I drop the tender tear,
But 'tis the soul that lights them all. the same name.--Andernach. S. Prout delt., boast of a more picturesque and beautiful scene E. Finden sculpt. Well known for the than this. — Inscription Plate, the Wreath. Oh, sigh it, Love, into her ear,
For that I make this artless moan, enormous timber-Hoat annually constructed in Engraved by J. Smith. Shews great taste,
And make the bashful lover known ! its neighbourhood. - The Infant Samuel. J. and is worthy of being the master of the cere. Holmes pinxt., T. Woolnoth sculpt. There is monies to the volume. something very affecting in infant supplication. Mr. Holmes has thrown strong expression into Views in the East. From original Sketches The realms on high - the boundless halls, the eyes of his curly-headed little subject, and by Captain Robert Elliot, R.N. Part II.
where sports the wing of light, Mr. Woolnoth has given great roundness and
Fisher, Son, and Co.
And Morn sends forth her radiant guest unelasticity to the flesh.Going to Market. W.“ BENARES,” of which the tradition goes that utterably bright, Shayer pinxt., W. Chevalier sculpt. Human it was originally built of gold, but, in conse- And evening rears her gorgeous piles amidst and animal, there are six living creatures in quence of the sins of the people, was turned the purple ray, this clever Gainsborough-like composition; and into stone ; “ Futtypore Sicri,” of the quad- How glorious in their far extent and ever fair it would be difficult to say which of the six is rangle of the mosque at which Bishop Heber are they ! the most happy. - Cottage Door. W. Hunt says that there is no one, either in Oxford or The dark autumnal firmament, the low cloud pinxt., A. Fox sculpt. Mr. Fox has been very in Cambridge, fit to be compared with it, successful in expressing the peculiar character either in size, or majestic proportions, or The unimaginable' depth of summer's liquid
[skyof Mr. Hunt's execution. „Juvenile Masque- beauty of architecture; and " The Tomb of Who hath not felt in these a power, enduring, Tade. C. Landseer delt., H. Rolls sculpt. A Shere Shah," whose life occupies so consider
[the mind ? perfect Terburg, in miniature. able a space in the History of Hindostan;
A freshness to the severed brow, a solace to are the three ornaments of Captain Elliot's Illustrations of the Winter's Wreath, for 1831. second number. They are all curious and in- But most when, robed in nun-like garb, with London, Whittaker, Treacher, and Co. ; teresting. Of the last-mentioned, in particu sober pace and still, Liverpool, George Smith.
lar, its isolated situation, as Captain Elliot The dun night settles mournfully on wood and This is, in our opinion, decidedly the best set I justly observes, in the centre of a tank, or arti. fading hill,
THE REALMS OF AIR.
And fill with gentle melody the shadowy Realms / rating the English church from that of Rome. This theatre opened on Friday, the 1st of light, and lave one's fevered limbs in the lucidchimeric accounts, lest they are not turning on something worth attending to.
And glancing through its misty veil, o'er ocean's happy, and conversed together, after their own | We appeal to the reader, if the foregoing are depths afar,
[solitary star. fashion, with rapid gesticulations. This little not indications of a most excellent heart and Shines here and there, with fitful beams, a fellow, who had just arrived, seemed to consi. singularly good understanding. After commuThen wearied sense and soul alike receive a with great inquietude, making
a low moaning man, and examining more fully the details of
der the confinement irksome, as he ran about nicating our lively satisfaction to the young nobler birth, Then Aies the kindling spirit forth beyond the kindness and affection.
noise. His companions treated him with great the institution, we departed, greatly gratified, thrall of earth;
and not a little affected with our interesting While lasts that soft and tranquil hour, to of the establishment, a young man of about
We were now introduced to the eldest pupil visit. thought's high impulse given, A chartered habitant of space -a denizen of down, in English, such questions as we wished twenty years of age, and requested to note
MUSIC. heaven !
to propose to him. After some trifling inqui. Then, seen in those eternal depths, the forms ries, which he answered with great readiness,
BEFORE the departure from this country of of vanished days
the following questions were put to him by the celebrated Hummel, a number of his ma. Come dimly from their far abodes to meet the ourselves and a friend, who had been a fré- nuscript compositions for the piano-forte were mourner's gaze;
quent visiter of the institution :- What were purchased by Messrs. Cramer, Addison, and And they the fondly cherished once, and they the causes of the English Reformation ? in Beale. Some of these are now printed, and the loved in vain,
whose reign did it occur ? and what influence have just reached us ;—too late, however, to be Smile tranquilly, as erst they smiled, restored has it had on the literature and government of noticed this week with that attention due and hailed again. England ?
the author's rank as a musician. In our next And words which, breathed in long-past years, exact phraseology) —" The Reformation oc- an account of these new and important piano
In answer to this he wrote (we give the No. we purpose giving to our musical readers And sounds whose low endearing tone the curred in the reign of Henry VIII. - was forte works. heart shall not forget;
caused by the dissidences among him and the The parent speech, the friendly voice, the Court of Rome, by which that prince, who had
DRAMA. a skill in theology, profited of these, by sépavow, are of Air. J. F. HOLLINGS.
had this revolution not happened, the in literature would have now been the same; farce of 'Deaf as a Post, and the opera of Mas
October, with the comedy of the Hypocrite, the as religion ought to have no relation with natuSKETCHES OP SOCIETY. ral science. An example of this consequence
saniello.. Nine acts, besides three grand over. VISIT TO THE SORDI-MUTTI, AT GENOA." is to be found among the French. Whatever tures, and “ God save the King !” Mr. Lee!
Mr. Lee! Have you taken a leaf out of Mr. Genoa is a pleasant city-pleasant, but hot
be the religion, the knowledges are the same at least in August ; nevertheless, even at that among all people, if civilised, and their minds Morris's book ? Turn over a new one, pray
Seven acts and two overtures are quite enough season, it has its charms, and they are charms highly cultivated.”. of the highest order. Delicious 'tis to sit in
The next propositions were to sound his me
for one evening, depend upon it.“ Always," the spacious sala, covered with frescos and mir-taphysical faculties and poetical perceptions. say the doctors, " leave off with an appetite." Tors, of one of the hotels fronting the bluest of His replies were given with little or no hesita- Unless you wish to sicken a child of plum. bays, in full, slippered, neckclothless ease, dis- tion; and the reader will remark the excellent cake, never let the little darling eat as much moral feeling which pervades them.
as it can.” Our first approbation shall be cussing one's café, with ortolans and fricasseed fresh-caught anchovies, while the soft breeze The great dispute among the learned of bestowed on the orchestra; materially improved from the Mediterranean is waving aside the the merits of classic or romantic literature, sway of the first English dramatic composer, France and Italy at this moment is respecting both in shape and occupants, and under the
we may now perchance hear songs acomi. guid and indolent insouciance. Delicious 'tis, tries. The Reformation had the effect of mak- panied, not smothered ; and the excuse..for at eventide, to lean on the marble balconies of the before-mentioned albergs, gazing on the ing people think, instead of having others to being imperfect in the words, or careless of silvery moon, sparkling on the waves and illu- think for them. Do you differ from this opi- enunciation, will no longer serve the singer
The overtures to Anacreon, Guillaume Tell, mining the mass of winged feluccas that repose taste, I cannot give my opinion in favour of and Massaniello, on Friday, and that to Oberes on the
waters beneath. At such a season one the one or the other. I dare only say, that on Saturday, were admirably performed ;=feels that one is in Italy—that in no other clime could such scenes be. But, more delicious
romances are sometimes the source of
corrupthan all, to me, 'tis to row out, in the cool twi- tion in customs. My pleasing literature is that coup d'archet, gives earnest of its inclination to of knowing truth ; but not to learn fables or attend, and of its consequent belief that there is
The house and buoyant waters. Beautiful
looked well, and was completely filled on fri. fairest of seas ! never shall I forget my first morals, as allegories are. plunge, exulting, into thy tideless waves. Blue
Have you studied metre, and are you able to day. Dowton, Liston, Mrs. Orger, and the as a violet were they soft in their summer
detect false quantities ?--that is, do you know rest of the deserved favourites, were heartily slumber and warm as milk, not of roses, but whether, in Latin verse, a' word consists of welcomed. Miss Byfield has not improved since of the cow, fresh from the dairy.
spondees or dactyls ? “Deaf and dumb as I we heard her at Covent Garden. She theme But what has all this to do with the Sordi- am, I could feel no charm in harmony; there- promised goodly things,
and may yet, with dee mutti ? Admitted, nothing: but we are so
fore I would not endeavour to render myself care, perform them. of Miss Pearson, the much delighted with Genoa, that we never acquainted with that branch of knowledge."
first fair débutante of the season, we would speak of it without a rapturous apostrophe.
You once told me you preferred French to rather speak when we have heard her in some The institution for the sordi-mutti, or the all other poetry. Are you not sensible of the more truly
operatical part than that allotted deaf and dumb, presents infinite attractions to beauty of poetical compositions which only con- to her on Saturday. As an actress, we hare one who would behold how far the latent facul- cern the imagination—the choice of words, the great fear she is hopeless. ties of the poor creatures labouring under these them? Do you not think, that by practice you
combination of words having many vowels in distressing afflictions may be þrought forward and developed. It is, indeed, astonishing what of such a study; I merely speak of its possi- Romeo and Juliet, and a numerous, audience
could write verses ?-I speak not of the utility This theatre opened on Monday last with the assiduous attention of the instructors enables bility. It is true that I like
French poetry ; assembled
to greet Miss Fanny Kemble ou her ated on the rise of the hill ; the house is airy cerning that are, as metro rima, and the seve: increased during her trip, and practice ale The school-room, into which we were intro: ral apprehensions of poetical composition. I certainly not injured her performance ske duced, was crowded with intelligent-looking I had leisure to apply to it; and I have found Kemble's Merculio was, as usual, admirable.
can vouch to become able to write in verses, if was warmly applauded throaghout. Mr. C. exception of one little boy, appeared perfectly deaf mutes wrote, in English, verses ; but 1 Mrs. Gibbs made ber first appearance as the
From the pen of a Friend who has just returned cannot believe it without my own eyes ; for Nurse ; and though we can never cease to from Italy.--Ed. L. G.
printed publications are sometimes simulated.”I regret our dear, dear Mrs. Davenport,
willingly admit that divine old lady's point lace hour, and more, on a straight line, there being | miles is as follows : Russia 375,174, Austria pinners could not have descended upon .a so much less, friction. Another great im- 12,153}, France 10,086, Great Britain 5,535, worthier representative. Black-eyed Susan provement consists in the mode of applying Prussia 5,040, the Netherlands (Belgium) followed the tragedy. We are glad of any the power, and another in the construction of 1,196, Sweden 7,935), Norway 5,798, Denexcuse that will enable us to witness the acting the boiler, which is perfectly novel. Add to mark 1,019%, Poland 2,293, Spain 8,446, Porof. T. P. Cooke, and Black-eyed Susan is cer- which, the consumption of fuel does not exceed tugal 1,722, two Sicilies 1,987, Sardinia 1,363, tainly not the worst piece of its kind. It has one fourth a cord a-week, to run from nine in the Pope's territory 811, Tuscany 395,3, Świtalso brought, and may yet bring, the house a the morning to nine in the evening. It ap- zerland 696), European Turkey 10,000, Bava. great deal of money, therefore (for we feel pears, in fact, to have been reserved for a ria 1,383, Saxony 348, Hanover 695, Wurtem. deeply the force of the last admission) we will citizen of Cincinnati to bring this great im- berg 359, Baden 276, Hesse Darmstadt 185, only say, we shall be happy when Mr. Jerrold provement in travelling so near perfection." Hesse Cassel 208. furnishes Covent Garden with something as Coach Wheels. The same paper gives an To dry and preserve Meat. Cut the meat attractive and more suitable to its stage; and account of an improvement in the nave or hub into pieces of several pounds each, taking out surely that is wishing no harm to any one. of the wheels of stage coaches :-“ The hub or the bones, and dry it in a hot-house, eight feet
nave of the wheel is made of cast iron, the long by four and a half wide, and five and ADELPHI
spokes are driven in as in the common wheel, a half high, heated by means of stoves to This theatre also opened on Monday evening, the inner part or chamber of the hub is 64 fifty-five degrees of Reaumur, and let it remain entirely newly decorated, and most tastefully inches in diameter, and 6ļ inches deep. In for 72 hours. Then plunge it in a bath of
This agreeable change has been effected in this chamber eight rollers are placed, four gelatine, and replace it in the hot-house until a few days only, by, we suspect, that theatrical large, and four small ones; the large ones are the moisture is evaporated. The gelatine forms Aladdin, Mr. Beazely. A new melo-drama, 45 inches long, and 2 inches in diameter ; a sort of varnish, but white of egg will do as by Mr. Ball, entitled, the Black Vulture, or the small rollers are 54 inches long, and } of well. When the meat is to be used, soak it in the Wheel of Death!' was produced, with all an inch in diameter. The large rollers are the water in which it is to be boiled for 12 the customary red, blue, green, and other fires ; placed in the chamber, and surround the axle hours, and boil only for a few minutes, which and cars flew up, and foors went down, as they at right angles ; the periphery of these rollers will be sufficient. Meat thus preserved will are wont to do in pieces of this description; sustains the whole weight of the axle, and rests keep for a long time, and eats as well and as and never did we see a stage so movable at on the chamber of the hub; they have no axle tender as fresh meat. pleasure in every direction. The effects are or journal, and do not come in contact with The Sensibility of the Ear. - It is well marvellous, and the Black Vulture quite few each other by half an inch. They are kept in known that when a sonorous body put in away with an applauding audience. Miss their proper angles by means of the small motion, makes fewer than thirty-two vibra. M. 'Glover made a favourable début as the rollers, one of which is placed in the space tions in a second, it gives no perceptible sound. heroine, and sang a very pretty ballad of Rod- between each of the large rollers, with which In proportion also as the number of vibra. well's—very prettily : the whole music, indeed, they are brought into contact. The small tions increases, the sound becomes sharper and does great credit to the rising composer.
rollers do not touch the chamber or axle, but sharper, until a moment arrives at which it are kept in their proper position by means of a ceases to be perceptible. Natural philosophers
flange ring, on which they revolve. By this have not yet agreed as to the number of vibraVARIETIES.
arrangement the entire roller motion and prin- tions correspondent with this higher limitation. Siberia.-In & note communicated last year ciple is obtained, the whole of the bodies re- Some have supposed eight thousand in a second, to the Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburgh, volving around their own centres and around some twelve.” M. Savart, of the French Acaby M. Hansteen, a traveller in Siberia, the the main axle, without the use of journals." demy, has been making experiments to disgeographical position of Yenisseïsk, one of the Shakespeare.-The proposition is again afloat cover the fact. He attributes the uncertainty most considerable towns in Siberia, 1173 leagues for erecting a monument in the metropolis in which has hitherto prevailed on the subject to from Moscow, and 1348 from St. Petersburgh, honour of Shakespeare: a committee, consisting the use of an apparatus which has necessarily is stated to have been ascertained to be 109° of many influential persons, have undertaken to diminished the intensity of the sound in pro50' 34" east longitude from the island of Ferro, promote this design.
portion to the increase in the number of vibra. and 58° 27' 19" north latitude. In 4829, the Blue Colour.—The following is given as a tions and, having found the means of reme. population of this town consisted of 2,726 method of extracting a blue colour from the dying this inconvenience, and at the same time inhabitants.
straw of buckwheat. The straw should be of ascertaining with great accuracy the number French Academy.—It was recently reported gathered before the grain is quite dry, of vibrations, he has obtained perceptible sounds in Paris, that M. Quatremère de Quincy was and placed on the ground in the sun, until it resulting from forty-eight thousand vibrations about to retire from his office of Perpetual becomes sufficiently dry to be taken from the in a second ! Secretary to the Academy, and that it was pro-husks with facility. The wheat having been Unfortunate Coincidence. - I lately called posed to replace him by M. Raoul-Rochette. removed, the straw is to be piled up, moistened, upon my friend B, in total ignorance of At the last meeting of the Academy, however, and left to ferment till it is in a state of de his recent reverse at Crockford's, for the pur. M. Quatremère de Quincy signified his inten- composition, when it will become of a blue pose of congratulating him upon the immediate tion of retaining his situation. We mention colour : this indicates the period when it should probability of his hopes of an heir being realithe circumstance only for the purpose of notic. be gathered, and formed into cakes, which are sed; but finding him in dreadfully low spirits, ing the political character which even literary to be dried in the sun, or in a stove. On I asked the cause. “D-n it !” said he, how and scientific questions now assume in France. these cakes being boiled in water, the water can a man be otherwise, when his wife and The subject of M. Raoul-Rochette's qualifica- assumes a strong blue colour, which will not income are both confined at once ?" tions was discussed with a constant reference change either in vinegar or in sulphuric acid. Fat Living.--The vicarage of Wyburn, pr to his political opinions : “He had not the It may, however, be turned into red with Wintburn, in Cumberland, is of the following political morality necessary at present to deserve alkali, into a light black with bruised gall nuts, tempting value, viz. fifty shillings per annum, the suffrages of honourable and enlightened and into a beautiful green by evaporation. a new surplice, a pair of clogs, and feed on the men." Is this liberal ?
Stuffs dyed blue with this solution, which is to be common for one goose !!! This favoured church American Inventions : Steam Coach. A used in the same way as vegetable matters of a preferment is in a wild country, inbabited by New York paper gives the following account similar species employed in dying, become of a shepherds. The service is once a fortnight. of a steam coach recently built at Cincinnati, beautiful and durable colour.
The clerk keeps a pot-house opposite the church, which it says promises to surpass every Heat.-M. Lechevallier, a French officer of and when there is no congregation, the Vicar thing of the kind in other countries:-" This artillery, has been making some experiments and Moses regale themselves at the bar. engine, independent of the boiler, is made so on the calefaction of water in red-hot vessels, Geometry. A few days before the death of compact, that a box two feet long, one foot which have induced him to conclude, that the Fourier, that celebrated geometrician sent to wide, and one foot deep, would contain it if temperature of the water so heated is always the press a treatise, entitled, “ General Retaken to pieces ! and yet, such is its power, it less than 100 degrees ; and, consequently, that marks on the Application of the Principles of will overcome a rise of forty-five feet in the the principle of the equilibrium of temperature the Algebraic Analysis to Transcendent Equamile, without any essential variation in its in a closed space, which has hitherto been tions.” Among other observations, he says, velocity. We rode in the carriage propelled considered a fundamental principle in the “ The theory of heat was explained, for the by it at the rate of fourteen to sixteen miles theory of heat, must be abandoned.
first time, about the end of the year 1807, in a an hour, on a circular road: the same force Area of Europe. The surface of the dif. manuscript work still deposited in the archives would propel the same weight twenty miles an ferent European states in geographio square 1 of the Institute. The physical and analytical