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Once it veiled the bright bosom

| instructor, and watchman; therefore it goes for it might pass away a November evening--s0 That beats but for me; Now it circles the arm that

round its charge continually, to see, as it were, it might be enjoyed. But to be appreciated, Wins glory for thee."

that all is well; and its constant vigilance is we think the reader ought to be a professed

well denoted by always keeping the same side critic, and in the habit of wading through inane Essays on the Universal Analogy between the towards the earth ; that is to say, the face. tomes, numerous as the leaves of the spring,

Natural and the Spiritual Worlds. Essay I. Yet the orbit or conduct of reason, like that of and like them, inasmuch as to-day they put forth, Section 2. By the Author of “ Memoirs of Moses, is so very meek, courteous, and obse- and to-morrow they die. Volumes whose sole a Deist.” 8vo. pp. 357. London, 1830. quious, that the heart and imagination, like inspiration must have been like that of Pope's Hatchard and Son.

Miriam and Aaron, often forget that it is a hero Bishop (we forget his name) was wont guide and tutor, and mistake it for an upper “Some demon whisper'd, Visto have a taste;" to observe, that he never could read Butler's servant or steward. They often rebel against and of all tastes, a poetical taste is the oftenest Analogy, a work remarkable for the continuous his authority, and the watchman sometimes mistaken for talent. Critics, therefore, and strength of its reasoning, for more than half an forgetting whose authority he hath,' and critics only, can do full justice to the spirit, the hour at a time, without bringing on a violent wearied by solicitation and opposition, submits deep feeling, the energy, of the present work. headach. In this respect, the present writer weakly to this importunity, and not only re- Yet Mr. Kennedy has his faults — faults, on “ universal analogy has far out-Butlered laxes in vigilance, but is half coaxed, 'half though, more from without than from within. Butler ; for we defy any one (understanding is teased into participation, and, like Comus, sub- He has the thought, the feeling of a true poet; out of the question) to read the book (which it mits to regulate, with his rod of divine propor-but he is a careless and unequal writer, and is our lamentable duty to notice, as a precau- tions, those irregularities which he ought posi- one who gives us the idea of possessing far tion to the public) for five consecutive minutes, tively to forbid. Hence proceed the storms higher powers than he has yet exerted. Now without suffering from a racking vertigo, and and disorders of the moral system.

we do not like the way in which the story of the having their brains bewildered for the rest of Human reason, like the moon, and like the principal poem is told: there is a tone of levity the day. If, after this warning, people will leye, though it is the organ of light, is dark in quite out of keeping with the touching and look into this book, they cannot blame us for itself, and only reflects the light of the know- romantic legend on which it is founded. We having omitted the negative part of our duty, ledge of truth, which it receives from the sun do not like a poet to sing as Cassius smiled in telling them what they ought not to read, of righteousness, or that which it receives from “ As if he mocked himself, and scorned his spirit :" as well as recommending what we think worthy the consideration and light of nature (both hu- a simple and serious narrative ought not to be of their attention. Lest, however, curiosity man and terraqueous) by the medium of mind told with a sneer. We remember this very should predominate over caution, we give a and heart. For the different transparencies of history beautifully given, though in prose, in short specimen, which, we do not doubt, will the eye seem rather to symbolise the imagina- Knight's Quarterly Magazine. Now Mr. Ken. effectively allay, if it cannot gratify, such un- tion than reason itself; and, in this view, the nedy would have told it ten times better in pardonable propensities; at the same time, in highly sensible optic nerve, derived directly poetry, for which it seems made, but for what order that the following quotation may not be from the brain (moon), and on which they im- we hold an error, or rather an affectation, in too severe an infliction, we have been particular press their received and transmitted images, judgment. The mould of his mind, and the in giving the most simple and rational passage will be the symbol of reason and conscience. turn of his philosophy, appears to us essentially we could select.

Imagination and sentiment form the vehicle, bitter and severe. He is too unbending to be As the moon is so very important a per- the conductor ; but reason and conscience are playful ; and his sarcasm has in it more of a sonification in my allegorical sketches, that is the judges, united in one perception. The frown than a smile. We consider Mr. Kento say, the supposed type of human reason and dark period of the new moon seems to denote, nedy's love poetry some of the finest that ever conscience, or the head of the earth and waters, first, the state of reason in the infant or child. was written —and why? because it is simple, it would be an unpardonable neglect and omis- It is there. It is in the system ; but the side serious, and intense : our author is too deep sion not to consider the outline of her or his which illumines the earth has not yet received a thinker to be a light one_he never writes analogies, as briefly touched on by Mr. Fergu- the light of that knowledge. The other side, so well as when he is, or at least seems to be, in son in his general view of the solar system. I on which the sun then acts, is the side of senti- earnest. Our readers will, we trust, excuse have already observed, that the moon in the ment or feeling. The heat of the spiritual our re-quoting two or three exquisite verses above view is female with respect to the sun, sun, of which its rays are full, enlightens the from the Fitful Fancies, as an illustration of but male with respect to the earth; for St. Paul infant reason of man by the sentiment of love, our meaning, and how this story might have says, Ist of Corinthians, I would have you to and, more generally speaking, by consciousness. been treated. know, that the head of every man is Christ; Hence the sphere of human reason is divided “ This present time, in crowded halls, and the head of the woman is the man; and into these two hemispheres, and its action on

Surrounded by the gay,

I follow, in forgetfulness, the head of Christ is God.' Mr. Ferguson us is imperfect, unless it has the testimony of

Her image far away; says, chap. ii. p. 21-23, &c. 'She turns round the heat or sensibility of conscience, as well as

And if I list a touching voice,

Or sweet face gaze upon, her axis exactly in the time that she goes round the light of demonstration.”

'Tis but to fill my memory the earth, which is the reason of her keeping Our readers are not perhaps aware by whom

With that beloved one. always the same side towards us, and that her the longitude may be discovered : the difficulty For days--for months--devotedly day and night, taken together, is as long as our is here solved.

I've lingered by her side, lunar month.' That is to say, human reason “ The moon's inhabitants on the side next

The only place I coveted is, or should be, in its conduct with respect to the earth, may as easily find the longitude of

And in the exile of an hour, the rest of the human system, as our Lord was their places, as we can find the latitude of

Where her most frequent wanderings with his disciples, viz. • He that is greatest ours."

Had marked it holy ground. among you let him be as the younger ; and he Our review necessarily resolves itself into that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whe- the question, Is or is not this man a lunatic? I longed to say a thousand things, ther is greater, he that doth sit at meat, or he Sophocles, when accused by his sons of being

I longed, yet dared not speak,

Half-hoped, half-feared, that she might read that serveth? But I am among you as he that incapable of managing his own affairs, procured

My thoughts upon my cheek. serveth.' Luke xxij. Thus the moon, though a verdict in his favour by reading before his

Then, if unconsciously she smiled,

My sight turned faint and thick, superior in the system, is a satellite or attend- judges a tragedy he had just composed : how

Until, with very happiness, ant on the earth, and goes round it continually, far the present work might go to secure for its

My reeling heart grew sick. as the earth goes round the sun. But though author a contrary decision, we leave to the O days of youth ! O days of youth! the action is similar in both cases, yet with chancellor ; before any literary tribunal, it

The pride of all my riper years respect to the intention of the action, it is in. would confoundedly puzzle any " learned bro

How gladly would I spurn! versely similar. For the earth goes round the ther" to shew cause why a statute of lunacy

That form-ihe soul of my boy-life

Departed, and none came sun to be enlightened, and vivified, and regu- should not be issued against such a writer as lated by it; but the moon goes round the earth the Essayist on Universal Analogy. to enlighten, and perhaps to vivity, indirectly,

Nothing can, we think, exceed the truth, but certainly to influence and regulate it in the Arrow and the Rose ; with other Poems. beauty, and simplicity, of the above lines; and various instances. If this be applied to reason, By William Kennedy. 8vo. pp. 143. Lon- it is thus that the early love of Henry of Na.. as it influences the mind and heart, the analogy don, 1830. Smith, Elder, and Co. varre and the beautiful peasant should have will be very obvious. Reason, though it is the We can imagine many a situation in which been recorded. Of the shorter poems, we can guide, the governor, and king, is like a friend, this volume will be enjoyed: it might be read, as speak in terms of high praise : there is one or tutor, or guardian. It is a husband, an) its hero stood, “under a pleasant chestnut tree;" | called “ Thirty Years," equally original and

Of all the world so wide;

I consolation found,

To have these scenes return,

In after-time, with half the charm

Which cleaves unto her name."

striking—it has already been published, or we

I have thee full before me

his revelations that he is most worthy of credit.

Thy mild, but mournful eye, should quote it: we proceed to the following

In fact, after he left the person of Buonaparte

And brow as fair as the cold moon spirited strain:

That hears thy secret sigh.

he could not have access to the same spring. “ The Bold Lover.

There are roses in thy window,

head, and therefore his intelligence could not

As when I last was there ;
For years I adored thee,

But where hath fled the matchless one

be so immaculate as before. We do not, how. But hope had I none,

Thy young cheek used to wear!

ever, (after all we have said in praise of these That e'er thy proud father Would brook such a son.

Though parted, maid-long parted,

Memoirs,) mean to impeach their general vera.
If my hand sent no token,

And not to meet again -
My lip made no sign,

One star hath ruled the fate of both,

city ; only to state the fact, that towards their To picture my passion,

And seared our hearts with pain;

close there is more of the working of the pubThe fault was not mine!

And though before the altar

lishers' laboratory superinduced than there is

I may not call thee bride,
I've watched thee unwearied

Accept a token of the bond

upon the preceding volumes. Still, to the very In greenwood and hall,

By which we are allied.

end, the work is most valuable and interesting, Unseen by thy kindred,

I've found for thee an emblem
Thy wovers, and all;

in spite of the interpolations of the journey.

Of what hath fallen on me
Though men cried, a marvel!
I worshipped thee, where

A leafless branch that lately crowned

men littérateurs of M. L'Avocat. Before saying The knees of the holy

A lightning-stricken tree;

good-by to Dr. Memes, we should notice, that Were bending in prayer.

Torn from the pleasant stem it loved, his keeping the Duc de Bourbon (Condé) alive,

The severing scar alone
I've looked to thy window

Remains to shew that e'er it grew

in the Appendix, p. 413, so long after his mysIn stillness of night,

Where it for years had grown.

terious, yet notorious death, ought not to have And longed for the wings Of the happy moon-light:

For pledges of affection

escaped without a memorandum of correction. It flew to thy chamber,

I'll give thee faded flowers,

And thou shalt send me withered leaves
And slept on thy brow,
Entranced by thy beauty,

From Autumn's naked bowers;

Chartley ; or, the Fatalist. By a Contributor

The tears of untold bitterness
As I, sweet, am now !

to Blackwood. 3 vols. 12mo. London, 1831.

I'll drink instead of wine,
In secret I burned

Carousing to thy broken peace

For moment like this,

Do thou as much for mine!

The story is improbable and unconnected, the
To know if my portion
Be torture or bliss :

Whene'er a passing funeral

moral decidedly bad, and the dénouement a 'Tis speaking a word, and

Presents its dark array,
Our meeting is o'er-

For thee, my maiden desolate!

common-place collection of horrors. If the 'Tis speaking a word, and

I will not fail to pray.

writer has contributed to Blackwood, now that We part never more!

Beneath the quiet coffin-lid

he stands alone, even Blackwood's name can

"Twere better far to sleep, To win thy gray father,

Than live to nurse the scorpion Care

contribute nothing to him.
I've no patch of earth;

Within thy bosom deep.
To match thy high brothers,
I've no musty birth.

The midnight wind is grieving

Old Booty, or the Devil and the Baker: 6
Let the rich call me beggar,

It's melancholy swell
The titled a chur

Doth make it meet to bear to thee

serio-comic Sailor's Tale. By W. T. Mon. My blade is as true as

Thy lover's last farewell ;

crieff, Esq. ; with six wood-cuts by R. 'The sword of an earl.

Farewell, pale child of hopelessness !

Cruikshank. London, 1830. W. Kidd.

"Tis something still to know, Thou shalt not lack honour,

That he who cannot claim thy heart,

We are a-wearying of these diableries. The
Thou shalt not need land,

Partakes of all its wo."
While there's wit in this head,

legend of Old Booty's ghost in its flight to Or strength in this hand.

We close Mr. Kennedy's pages with present Strombolo is a good galley-yarn in prose,
And better than jewels,
Or old pedigree,

pleasure and future anticipation-he is a poet, which Mr. Moncrieff has not improved by Sole queen of my bosom

if thought, feeling, and originality, can make paraphrasing into verse in imitation of Scott. Enthroned thou shalt be!

one; and of such a foundation we say, as The cuts do not possess any novelty of juMy steed grows impatient,

Hamilton says of the gardens of Florence - vention ; but as the “ article” is a very cheap
And paws at the gate ;
He frets for bright moments

“ And there the laurel grows, that hallow'd tree."* one, a shilling, we suppose it may go with the
That fly as we wait.
He tells me, ere morning,

The Iris ; a Religious and Literary Offering.
Far, far I must ride,
To lead to the altar
Edited by the Rev. Thomas Dale. London,

A fugitive bride."
1831. S. Low; Hurst, Chance, and Co.

We must find room for “ A New-Year Ode." A very inferior, production. If we except a [A fortnight ago we briefly noticed the proceedings of this
“ Thou art gone, Old Year, to thy fathers, “ Visit to Beachy Head,” by Mr. Chauncey
In the stormy tiine of snow,

at Hainburgh (see L. G., page 657); since which we have In the endless vaults of Eternity,

Hare Townsend, and Mrs. S. C. Hall's “Curse been favoured by an intelligent correspondent on the Thy coflin's last of the row.

of Property," there is nothing else which rises spot with a more particular account of this body, its And some will pledge thy memory, Till eyes and cups run o'er; to mediocrity. The first of these is most grace

objects, and proceedings. We subjoin the communica.

tion, as one of considerable interest, both to the general But never a drop would I waste on thee, fully written, though the writer, we think, has and scientific reader.] Had'st thou died six months before !

rather given the hero his own keen and ima- THERE is formed in Germany a general asso. Sad cause have I to remember

ginative feelings, than those most likely to be ciation of Naturalists and Therapeutists, for the The hour you shewed your faceThat time the red gold líned my pouch,

possessed by a man on the preventive service. interchanging of knowledge, the discussing of My credit was in good case;

We especially dislike such stories as “ Nathan speculations, and the stimulating of research. Now my purse is a feather-and crcdit

and David,” « Mount Moriah,” and “ Abra- All those who have any pretensions whatever Is sped of a quick decline, o it breaks my heart when, perforce, I pass

ham.” These sacred morals can never be im- to be included under either of the above classes, Mine old host's jolly sign!

proved. The narratives of the Scripture are are invited yearly, by some one or other of the I had a dear love and a winsome love,

best told in their own simple and energetic lan- German governments, to assemble within its Broad acres were her own, We kiss'd an all-hail! to thy natal morn,

guage; and may be turned to much better dominions, where they are entertained at great But she, even she, is flown!

account than being made the staple of wire cost. Public sittings are held, lectures and I had a friend of the rarest,

drawn stories for an Annual. We welcomed it merrily;

papers are communicated, discoveries are proNow our hearts are as far asunder

mulgated, and works are conjointly undertaken As the stars and the rolling sea.

Constable's Miscellany. Vol. LIX. The third by various members. Such a union of the Thou hast play'd the churl with me, dead Ycar! And shalt thou be forgiven?

and last volume of Bourrienne's Memoirs of learned, promises, at first sight, to work wonNo-by the prayer of beadsman young,

Buonaparte. By Dr. Memes. Edinburgh, ders in the furtherance of science. From some When erring inaid is shriven !

Constable and Co. : London, Hurst and Co. yet unexplained cause, however, joint-suck. Be thy name no more remembered, For the ill deeds thou hast done,

DR. MEMES is unlucky in his notice prefixed wisdom companies have hitherto uniformly To a friendless, loveless, pennyless man,

to this volume, challenging the world for the failed to realise the expectations of their proWhose hopes are in thy son!”

authenticity of its details, as if they were suojectors : perliaps the fault lies with those who We conclude with the following poem. perior to those in the preceding narrative; expect too much, and calculate after the man"A Last Remembrance.

whereas it is well known to those most compe- ner of the two travellers who, having a journey I never more shall see thee

tent to judge, that, high as Bourrienne de- of ten miles to perform, proposed to lighten the Except as now I see, In musings of the midnight hour,

servedly stands as furnishing materials for undertaking by each going five. While fancy revels free!

history, it is particularly in the earlier parts of The services which Germany bas rendered I'll never hear thy welcoming,

to science and philosophy are eminent, and Nor clasp thy thrilling hand,

As critics are expected to know every thing, we beg have received their full 'meed of distinction. Nor view thy home, if c'er again

leave to say, we are aware that Hamiltone is oldy the nom But her many-titled schoolmen, not content I hail our com land.

de guerre of a clever writer-Mr. John Reynolds.


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with this, would arrogate to themselves a right natural philosophy; and predicated, after the

LITERARY AND LEARNED. to hold the learned of all other lands cheap, manner of Mr. Brougham, “ that, in order to and would have all tongues and all nations estimate thoroughly the pleasures and advanbend the knee of deference before them. Ar- tages to be derived from any particular science, A New Branch of the Cut-and-Dry System !!! rogance is either the stamp of a small mind, it is necessary to become acquainted with that we have been a good deal amused this week or the assumed robe of impudent empiricism : science." Hé dwelt on the expanding effect by a little discovery that has come across us, what pretensions, however, the German philo- which the contemplation of our revolving sys, as the silver candlesticks got into the Jew's sophers have to be placed over others may, in tem has upon our grasp of mind; and alluded pocket-by accident. We are not sure whether some degree, be judged of from the report of to the surmises which have been started of our the device may not have been resorted to in the meeting of Natur Forscher, lately held at universe being but a rotating portion of ulte- order to perpetuate copyright by a kind of Hamburg. The public sittings were four in rior systems;

and recommended, as a mental

secret renewal; but, be that as it may, we number, and the things therein said and done exercise, the following out of these surmises, consider it to be our duty to exhibit the case, were as follow :

and the extending of imagination's scan beyond were it only for an example to other writers, The venerable Dr. Bartels, burgomaster of the infinity of space, where no bounds coop the

In our No. 709, August 21, we reviewed a Hamburgh, assumed the chair, and opened the daring speculator. This is a choice specimen novel called “ The Separation, by the author of proceedings by an address, in which he dis- of the sort of bewilderment which the German Flirtation," i. e. Lady Charlotte Bury; and we claimed the title of naturalist or mediciner, but schools take for vastness of idea. It reminds said, truly, that, though the style was of the was happy to welcome his learned guests. He us only of the fancies of little children, who slip-slop class, the story was lively and amusing. and his fellow-citizens, he said, lived by the amuse themselves by imagining that their sto- Well, we were fairly imposed upon ; and, as sweat of their brows in industrial pursuits ; machs are inhabited, and that worlds exist in we helped to gull the public, we come now to nevertheless, as all science is directed to the the atoms of their bread and butter. advancement of the economy of life, and as they Professor Wilbrand, of Giessen, in a lecture amounted either to the sin of forgetfulness,* or

explain our share of the transaction, which were practical enjoyers of life's good things to of more rational tone, gave himself vast trouble of original ignorance. We did not know, or a great extent, they were, of course, deeply in- to prove that the cause of the tides has not had forgotten, that the new novel of SEPARAterested in the success of scientific labours. been satisfactorily explained ; for which phe- tion was only an old novel with a new name ; Some of the illustrious sages present seemed to nomena, he, too, was unable to account.

and that, in fact, the three volumes were no take this for a bit of wicked wit of the old bur Professor Pfaff, of Kiel, produced some pre- other than “SELF-INDULGENCE, a tale of the gomaster's.

parations from the coffee berry, which he in- nineteenth century,” in two volumes, published Professor Struve, of Dorpat, drew a com- tended to try as a substitute for bark and qui. in 1812, by G. R. Clarke, of Edinburgh, and parison between the state of astronomical sci- nine. When his preparations shall have been Messrs. Longman and Co., of London !! ence in the countries Europe, in which he put to the test, their importance can be appre

We have seen a funny kind of mill, into placed Germany at the top of the list, conferred ciated. This gentleman found much favour which if you tumbled an old man, he came out the second rank on Russia, and set down France with his hearers, by the humour of his delivery. ground quite young ; but this is the first time and England together at the bottom. For the At the third sitting, Dr. Simon, of Ham- we knew of such a machine for grinding old German instrument makers, too, he claimed burgh, pronounced a panegyric on the art of books into'new! It can be done, however; as the prize. But, as he communicated no new medicine. It was expected that he was about discoveries of the Germans, and failed to point to propose an augmentation of the paltry fees monstrate. The whole story is identical in both

a comparison of these two publications will deout the errors of the French and English for bestowed on German physicians; but he bad from page 88, Vol. I. in Self-Indulgence, and rectification, his estimate rests as his dictum.* no practical aim, and was heard with impa- page 121, Vol. I. of The Separation, to the

Professor Wendt, of Breslaw, struck upon a tience. The rest of the time was occupied end : the names carefully rechristened, a slight subject of genuine German growth and charac- with matters of business, during which Vienna change of words here and there, and the introter--the phenomena of animal magnetism,-in was fixed on as the place of the next year's duction of a few dialogues to spin the work the miraculous character of which he seemed to meeting. be a devout believer, being unable to render At the fourth and last sitting, Dr. Stierling all the difference !

out to the necessary length, as to price, are

We presume Self-Inany physiological explication of them. Fearful read an animated essay on the retributive dulgence to be an anonymous production of was the interest with which his gaping-mouthed powers of justice. He justified the introduc- Lady Charlotte Bury, when Lady Charlotte auditory listened to his details. He told of in- tion of such a subject by quoting from Des- Campbell ; but even with this allowance, can dividuals who, under the magnetic influence, cartes, that many of the moral phenomena there be any excuse for palming the same thing received the gift of tongues, of prophecy, and received light from being treated in a medical of divination; of patients who gave an oracular view. Ilis aim was to abolish the vindictive, years, as an entirely new novel ? For our

upon the public, at the distance of eighteen diagnosis of their malady, foretold its issue, and and substitute the penitential system with cri.

parts we consider it most disingenuous and prescribed remedies; and of persons who were minals.

discreditable ; and, for the publisher's sake, enabled to decipher sealed manuscripts with Dr. Stinzing, of Altona, read the details of we trust to have a letter from him for our their fingers and toes. He told also of mag- a plan for publishing a great physiological next Gazette, disavowing any cognizance of netisers who, in attempting the process of ma- work, in periodical parts, under the joint di- the trick, and stating what sum he may have nipulation on too robust subjects, had them- rection of their most eminent members. The paid for the old-new rifacimento of Self-Inselves become charged with the magnetic fluid, matter remains for consideration.

dulgence. What adds to our dislike of this and had fallen victims to their experiments. It A proposal was made to petition the King of would take up much space to enumerate all the England and the East India Company for ex * We often find memory, we must confess, a fond decases, said to be thoroughly well attested, which tension of furlough to Dr. Wallich, of Calcutta, ceiver; and our having forgotten a sonnet of Shakes, he recounted: they were, however, sufficient to in order to enable him to complete his Flora contemporaries to rail at us ever since. If they knew all, excite a strong curiosity to investigate some of Indiensis. We should have thought it better they might change their subject: we were on one occathese singular instances of delusion or impos- to address themselves to one party only, lest the best thing in the world, perfectly unaware that we

The professor, in the course of his his majesty of St. James's and their majesties had ourselves written it some years before. remarks, admitted that the magnetic influence of Leadenhall Street should not be unanimous part of the curious phenomena of memory (at least with was strongest on persons of imbecile mind; in the matter. The usual thanks-voting fol- ter's thach powinien baithe multiplicity and variety of mat: and was of opinion that the renowned seeress lowed, and the philosophers dispersed.

are so faint, that they are immediately lost in obliviousof Revorst had been plunged into irreclaimable A fuller account than our summary presents what appeared in the Literary Gazette a fortnight ago;

If our lives depended upon it, we could not tell insanity by its operation. He concluded by would only exhibit more conspicuously the futi- it has been, by the mere act of being printed, discharged warning people against dabbling in riddles and lity of the paraded doings of these wise men of from our memory.-21. L. 6;. affairs of death, by practices which are at least the world. We do not mean to say that there unconscious of the trick; for we find the following prea tempting of the Almighty, and a trifling with is more fee-faw-fumming at their sittings than paratory announcement (which also ran the usual course human life.

at the sittings of Académies and Royal Societies, of the newspapers) in the New Monthly Masuzine for The second sitting was opened by State- but we affirm that there is no less. The Ger- not have sanctioned the utterance of such a paragraph counsellor Derstedt, of Copenhagen, who en- man philosophers get the meed of praise freely had he been aware of the truth tered upon the application of mathematics in accorded to them where it is really due ; but; entitled The Separation, namely, that the story is con

We met Professor Struve at Sir James South's, only with all our respect for them, we must tell nected with the noble authoress's former tale of Flirtution, a few weeks ago; and should have thought that the im- them

is not correct. The present subject is, we understand, pression of his reception there, and what he witnessed,

one of more than ordinary excitement; its incidents are would have made him speak differently of English science ! " In verity, ye're no such Sophi,

said to be in themselves strictly true, not merely founded -Ed. L. G.

As ye would have the world think of ye." in fact; and the cause of the peculiar interest which it is

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job, is the apparent cunning with which it carded lover are each at least fourteen heads | Mr. Collins imparts great interest to the most seems to have been performed. Why the pub- high. · The Accepted. Painted by M. W. trifling incident. One of the lucky finders lications look dissimilar at the opening, is, that Sharp; engraved by C. Rolls. Lucky dog, to seems to be generously pleading for the rea London party of the last season is introduced carry off so sweet a prize ! - The Mountain storation of the nest : we hope his arguments into Separation ; and a country clergyman's Torrent. Painted by W. Purser; engraved by will prevail. family, from whom Lord Fitzharris in the one E. Goodall. One of the finest plates in the story (the Mr. Donnerai of the other), goes collection. The scene would be one of great Illustrations of the Remembrance, for 1831. to the continent; and in Separation he does magnificence, even were it exhibited under Of the pictorial decorations of the Rememnot contract his second marriage till the second circumstances of less appalling interest. brance, the most attractive will, no doubt, be volume, whereas in Self-Indulgence he marries St. Mark's Place, Venice. Painted by S. Prout; the portrait of at the beginning ; and the narrative takes a engraved by E. J. Roberts. Clear and sunny. The Queen. Painted by Mrs. Green; enretrospect of some three years! The Lenora Ascanius in the Lap of Venus. Painted by graved by In that elegant branch of the new is the Corissande (a name not ready J. Wood : engraved by S. Davenport. A de- of the arts which she professes -- miniature enough to slip from remembrance) of the old. lightful mode of travelling! What are your painting-there is no one who has shewn more Thus, except the first hundred pages of Se- rail-ways and steam-engines to a fine, fleecy talent and taste, a stronger painter's feeling, paration, to which a modern air has been given; cloud, with a fair breeze ? Mr. Wood is ex- greater vigour, and, at the same time, greater and the squeezing in of make-weights with the ceedingly happy in subjects of this description. delicacy of drawing, a more rich and mellow chit-chat of some fashionable parties, the two - Mary, Queen of Scots, going forth to Exe- tone of colour, and a higher power of finishing, works are exactly the same !

cution. Painted by J. Stephanoff; engraved than Mrs. Green. It is very gratifying to have What will John Bull's lady.reader say to by R. Baker. Guilty, or innocent, who can a portrait of her majesty by such a hand. The this ? We cannot tell: only we think it worse read the history of the beautiful and unfor- sweetness of expression which beams from the than a hoax upon our worthy friends of the tunate Mary without the deepest compassion ? eyes, and which accords so well with the amiacirculating libraries, our Hookhams, Ebers’, An- To see so lovely a being about to expiate her bility of character universally attributed to our drews', Cawthorns, Sams”, Saunders and Otleys, alleged offences with her life, is an affecting present gracious queen, is a satisfactory pledge Lloyds, Bulls, Hodgsons, Booths, Bowdery and spectacle. Hall of the Caravan. Painted by of the correctness of the resemblance. The Kirbys, Chapples, Stewarts, Rices, &c. &c. W. Purser ; engraved by R. Brandard. A composition of the figure is simple and un. &c., and their customers. Imprimis, the for- splendid little plate, in which all the rich ma- affected; the drapery is skilfully managed, and mer must have paid blindly for a book already terials which such an incident furnishes, are the effect of the whole is exceedingly pleasing. long dusty on their shelves, which is laugh- used to the greatest advantage. - Auld Robin

Some of the most prominent of the other able enough: and, secundo, the latter, instead Gray. Painted by J. Wood; engraved by embellishments are, Windsor Castle, engraved of borrowing the said dusty tomes at the usual H. Rolls

. Another of the black school. But by H. Wallis, from a drawing by W. H. Bartrate of such ware, a penny a piece, like old for that blemish, a well-managed and inter- lett; the Orphans, engraved by C. Rolls, from ballads, must have given threepence and four- esting group --Poesie. Painted by Carlo Dolci; a picture by W. Gill, (very interesting, but pence per diem for the loan of the newest of engraved by W. Finden. Mr. Finden has pre- sadly too dark and heavy); Warwick Castle, the novelties of the season, written by a titled served great breadth and mellowness in this engraved by H. Wallis, from a drawing by lady, and the author of Flirtation! To be sure, fine head.

W. H. Bartlett; John Gilpin, engraved by one would not suspect an individual moving in

C. Rolls, from a picture by T. Stothard, R.A. this sphere of life, a sphere in which honour Illustrations of the Juvenile Forget Me Not,

&c. · and principle are supposed to be peculiarly

for 1831. delicate, of prostituting name, rank, and cha- Tury are nine in number; and the selection Illustrations of the Landscape Annual for 1831. racter, to an unworthy deception ; but really of subjects reflects great credit on Mrs. Hall's there is so much roguery in the literary world judgment and taste.

What are among the chief inducements to a now-a-days, that we hardly know to what Docility. Painted by A. Robertson; engraved Michael Angelo and Raffaele

in the former,

visit to Rome, or to Venice? The works of length self-indulgence may be carried ; and can by J. Thomson, Attention and intelligence ... and of Titian in the latter. This is the pecuonly do our best to promote a separation when combined how irresistible ! - powerfully liar triumph of the artist ; and a noble and between the right and the wrong.

eight or ten years of age. The Nut-cracker. patriotic triumph it is. The compositions of PINE ARTS.

Painted by H. Howard, R.A.; engraved by the poet may be read any where; but the great
W. Greatbach. A well-built and pleasing painter or sculptor compels those who would

composition. The nut-cracker is a favourite enjoy his chefs-d'æuvre to repair to the spot on Illustrations of the Friendship's Offering, squirrel.--Hebe. Painted by R. Westall, R.A.; Vatican in the one city, or the Palace of the

which they were produced. It is only at the for 1831. engraved by F. Engleheart.

What so appro

Doges in the other, that the wonderful powers The embellishments of the forthcoming vo- priate an embellishment of a book for youth as lume of the Friendship's Offering comprehend the goddess of youth? The figure is full of of the celebrated men whom we have men. scapes, and domestic, historical, and poetical Me (1) and my Dog Painted by H. Moses : relates to either of those cities becomes intea very agreeable variety of portraits, land- grace; and the effect is spirited and forcible.— tioned can be justly appreciated. By a very compositions. engraved by W. C. Edwards.

The proprie Adelaide. Painted by C. R. Leslie, R.A., creatures: it would be difficult to say which is resting to the lover of the arts. engraved by W. Humphrys. Elegant and lady- the more so. The Travelling Tinman. Painted tors of the Landscape dnnual have proridel like. The harmony of the features promises a by C. R. Leslie, R.A.; engraved by C. Rolls. ample gratification for this feeling in no fewer correspondent harmony of notes. - The last There is something singularly striking and than ten views of Rome, and ten of Venice ; Look. Painted by J. Porter ; engraved by original in this clever little production. The besides six in other parts of Italy. They are

T. A. Dean. A pleasing composition ; but we Twin Sisters: Painted by W. Boxall : en, in the delineation of such subjects is unriwish we could prevail upon some of our engravers not to aim at so much depth. Force is artist of high talent. He has preserved a Sir valled); and are engraved by Alessrs. Allen, an excellent quality, but not so blackness.

Joshua-like breadth in this affectionate and Barber, Brandard, Carter, Higham, Jearons, The Maid of Rajast'han. Painted by Colonel graceful group.The Roman Beggar. Painted Jordan, Kernott, Lewis, Miller, Redaway, James Tod; engraved by E. Finden. Exceed. by P. Williams ; engraved by F. Bacon. We Smith, Tombleson, Wallis, Westwood, Wij. ingly rich and beautiful. We long to read the believe that the drawing, or rather the painting, more, and Woolnoth. Among the most pleatale of which it is the illustration ; and hope (for so it is entitled to be called), from which sing of these plates are," the Rialto,"

“ St. Mark's Church," that it may equal the plate in merit. — The this little print has been engraved, was in the Mocenige Palace, last Exhibition of the Society of Painters in

“ the Piazetta," at Venice; " the Bridge and Rejected. Painted by F. P. Stephanoff; en

Castle of St. Angelo,'
Water-colours. The peculiarity of the costume

" " the Temple of l'eace, graved by J. Goodyear. Conceived with spirit

6 the Forum,” “the Temples of Vesta and and taste ; but the figures are sadly deficient gives it a very picturesque appearance. - The

Fortuna Virilis,"

," " the Temple of Mars Ulcer." in proportion. The confidante and the dis-Foundling, Painted by F. P. Stephanoff; engraved by H. Rolls. If there be any one object at Rome; “ the Sibyl's Temple at Tivoli,

“ Civita Castellana," * the Cascade at Terni,** understood Lady Charlotte Bury has imparted to the for which human sympathy ought to be more work, is to be traced to a certain case in the great powerfully excited than for any other, it is de

&c. world,' which took place a few years ago, and which wasserted infancy,_The Bird's Nest. Painted by more industriously than successfully attempted to be

* Our plate is before the letters, so that, unluckily, W. Collins, R.A.; engraved by W. C. Ashby. cannot give the aruist's name.


* the



A Series of Subjects, from the Works of the late shewn in the execution of this plate, has faith-Hemans or L. E. L. is apt to interfere some

R. P. Bonington. Drawn on stone by J. D. fully, retained all the variety of expression by times with that gaiety of heart which should Harding. Part IV. Carpenter and Son.

which the original is characterised. Mrs. Prim- animate the drawing-room; and therefore such We regret to say that this is the last Number rose's immobility of countenance, the earnest love-lyrics as those before us, the singing of of the series. Besides an admirable head of and affectionate entreaty of Sophia, and the one of which will not damp the spirit of the Bonington, from a picture by Mrs. William surprise and dismay of the children, are pecu- next quadrille, are infinitely useful. Though Carpenter, it contains a highly characteristic liarly fine. We should like to see a series of this is the general character of the poetry in Vignette, from a drawing in the possession of subjects from this unrivalled tale, by these the volume, there is one song in a deeper tone the Right Hon. Lord Northwick ;--- An Alba-able artists.

of feeling, entitled “ Long ago," and set to an nian, from a sketch in oil, in the possession of A Specimen of Ink Lithography. R. Martin. unpublished air by Weber. The music is Lord Charles Townshend ;– A View on the What the process called Ink Lithography is, learned, nor original; but the melodies glide

well suited to the verse. It is neither striking, French Coast, from a picture in the possession of Lord Charles Townshend ;-The Pont Roy- is an extremely curious specimen of the art. affected accompaniments; and, what is a great

we do not distinctly know; but this specimen on very smoothly, and have correct and unale, at Paris ;- Sea View, from a sketch in It is a sort of pasticcio, exhibiting almost every merit, the words are well accented. As a the possession of E. Hull, Esq.; and A Coast kind of engraving; and evinces capabilities whole, the best song is, “. She sings in fairy Scene, from a picture in the possession of his which few could suppose lithography to possess. bowers,” the poetry of which is very happily Grace the Duke of Rutland. They all mani. Landscape, portrait, topography, manuscript, united to a well-known but graceful air of fest more or less of those high qualities alluded zoology, anatomy, armour, and other inanimate Rossini. The unpublished melody of Weber to by Sir Thomas Lawrence in the following objects, architecture, &c. &c. &c. are all cle- exhibits no marks of the genius of that great extract (appropriately introduced into the title. verly done ; and we think the resemblance to artist, except

in the accompaniment, which is page of the work) from a letter written by him line engraving the closest we have ever seen. masterly. The volume contains a few popular to Mrs. Forster, the daughter of Mr. Banks, On the whole, we look upon this experiment to songs arranged for the guitar, an instrument the sculptor :“ Alas! for Bonington! your presage has phic press seems to be making vast strides for- and a set of quadrilles. The “ pictorial de

be as important as it is novel. The lithogra- clearly becoming more and more fashionable ; been fatally verified; the last duties have been ward to a power and perfection not dreamed of partment” consists of several very soft and paid to him this day. Except in the case of only a few years ago. Mr. Harlowe, I have never known in my own

pretty lithographic engravings. time the early death of talent so promising, The Cottage. Engraved in line by

- Richand so rapidly and obviously improving. If I ardson, after a drawing by D. Cox. H.

DRAMA. may judge from the later direction of his stu. Leggat, Cornhill. dies, and from the remembrance of a morning's It is the privilege of the artist, the poet, and on Saturday the Barber of Seville introduced conversation, his mind seemed expanding every the amateur, to derive their pleasures from Mr. Latham, from Dublin, to these boards, as way, and ripening into full maturity of taste whatever is awfully vast or elegantly little.” Figaro ; and a very smart and clever début he and elevated judgment, with that generous am- In the latter view we consider this gem-like made, both as a singer and actor. In the latter bition which makes confinement to lesser de performance. The spirit and character of its partments, in the art painfully irksome and execution, with the truth of nature in its deli- capacity, with Liston and Harley at the same annoying.”

neation, render it worthy of a place in the folio cheatre, and pre-occupying much of his line of Six Views of the Columbine, and the Erperi- of the collector, or over the mantel of the man talent ; but, from the specimen we have had of mental Squadron. Drawn and engraved by

it, we are sure that it will afford entertainment Henry Moses. Published by the Artist. Scene on the Brent. Engraved in mezzotinto whenever it is exercised. Smart, lively, and EVERY thing that tends to the maintenance of by C. Turner, after the original by W. bustling, he went through the Barber entirely our maritime superiority must be gratifying to Collins, R.A. II. Leggat, Cornhill. to the satisfaction of the audience; and not the true Englishman; for, without meaning Scenes like these are alike sources of pleasure only in the songs, but concerted pieces, proved for an instant to derogate from our military and profit to the artist and the angler: to the himself an adept in the Figaro style of singing, glory, it is evident that the navy of this coun- first they come recommended by their

pictu- and a good musician, with a very pleasing and try will ever be her best bulwark against fo- resque character, and to the latter as affording sufficient organ. Mr. Latham was a great fareign aggression. In that point of view, as the chance of sport. It is loosely but spiritedly vourite in Dublin ; and, if opportunities are well as with reference to their intrinsic merit, executed ; and the effect is sparkling and bril-given, will soon establish himself in the same these plates are very interesting. They are liant.

gratifying position in London. Miss S. Phil. engraved in aquatinta, with Mr. Moses''usual

lips played Rosina ; but, as may be gathered taste and skill. We regret, however, that they

from our observations on the Duenna at Covent

MUSIC. are not accompanied by a brief letter-press de

Garden, not at all to our taste. We fancy she


never could have heard the term simplicity Love's Offering ; or, Songs for Happy Hours, mentioned; for really some of her efforts were Juliet. Engraved in mezzotinto by W. Say, for 1831. Poetical Department by W. N. not merely ornamented they were all orna

from a drawing by Miss Fanny Corbaux. Bayley, Esq.; Musical by Evelyn Manners; ment, nothing but ornament. She must corAckermann.

Pictorial by Gauci. London, 1830. Wy- rect this vice. T. Cooke was Almaviva--not At the moment of the fair young Capulet's brow.

much of a Count, but admirable in the music. hesitation and alarm, which immediately pre- This is the first that we have seen of the

On Monday last, after an absence of two cedes her swallowing the opiate :

musical Annuals which are in preparation ; and years, Macready re-appeared as Virginius “What if it be a poison, which the friar

of which it appears that we are to have a character long since considered his own. To Subtly hath ministered to have me dead; Lest in this marriage he should be dishonoured,

plentiful crop. It is a very pretty volume, this monopoly, to judge from the enthusiastic Because he married me before to Romeo ?"

beautifully printed and embellished ; and its manner in which their favourite was welThere is great feminine elegance in the perusal has given us, on the whole, consi- comed, and the unusual warmth with which figure ; and the composition of the drapery and derable pleasure. The poetry (all from one the pre-eminence of his claims were acknow. other accessories is full of taste.

pen) is smooth and agreeable, consisting ledged, the public seem very willing to submit.

chiefly of a kind of sentimental small-talk, of we never witnessed a more decided developer The Vicar of Wakefield. Engraved by J. Bur- which the “ Lover's Invitation to Dance” is a ment of the popularis auræ," than when net, from a picture by G. S. Newton, A.R.A. very fair specimen. It concludes thus:

Macready, after a modest delay of five minutes, Moon, Boys, and Graves.

“ And when music shall have ceased,

obeyed the “ call of the house," to come for.

And the gay quadrille is over, It was, we believe, in the Exhibition of 1828, I will whisper in thine ear

ward, and make his bow, in return for the that Mr. Newton gratified the public by the

With the soft voice of a lover:-

waving of hats and handkerchiefs and the conproduction of his admirable little picture. It

Dearest! little love has ties
That the dark world cannot sever;

clamations of the audience. This must have occurred to us at the time that, if well en

In the gallopade of life,

been deeply gratifying. We think his acting graved, it would make a highly popular print:

Join with me, and dance for ever." even more energetic than formerly; though this it has been well engraved, and we have no We confess we are somewhat partial to this effect may have been produced upon us by doubt that our anticipation with respect to its sort of song-writing ; for it pleases the ear the circumstance of his absence. The gradual general attraction will be verified. Mr. Bur. and the fancy, while it is guiltless of exciting rising in the tones of his voice are winning, net, besides the technical skill which he has or disturbing the feelings. A song by Mrs. land carry along the hearer with highly-wrought

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