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20251. 10s. 6d.; and the expenditure 953l. From o'clock, Davies Gilbert, Esq. took the chair : been fostered by Dr. Hutton in this country. England; their form and plumage are exceed. several particulars of the life of Major Rennell, ville, Sir George Murray, Sir Astley Cooper, *

Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia, Vol. XIII.(practitioner of some consideration at Jamaica, | order, the president alluded to Chenevis, a

The Western World ; Vol. 1. The United that it was probable the milky juice of the name long known to all our scientific readers, States. 12mo. pp. 344. London, 1830. Long- Calotropis gigantea, diluted with mucilage, as being identified with chemistry. On Mr. man and Co.

would prove a useful application in cases of Smithson, the president was very eloquent: it The present volume of Dr. Lardner's Cabinet chronic ophthalmia : it appears that Mr. Mac- appeared they had studied together at Oxford ; Cyclopædia commences the history of the fadyn had applied it successfully in cases of and the friendship of youth grew with their Western World: this, in a concise and con- in cases of aphthæ in children :- from P. J. vourite pursuit ; a list of his papers on this

ulcers of the palate; he recommends its trial growth. Chemistry was also Smithson's famatter for such a work has been in the present Brown, Esq., of Thun, canton of Bern, com- most interesting subject, was read: many of instance, diligently collected, and perspicuously municating some interesting particulars rela- these, we believe, have been given, under arranged. The volume is written in a plain tive to the use of the leaves of the walnut tree, the head of the Royal Society, in the Literary and pleasing style, and is altogether well calcu- for the more rapidly dispersing of milk in Gazette. An anecdote related of him by the lated to win and retain the attention of the females.. Dr. Sigmond read a paper descriptive president in his speech, we shall attempt mind, and repay it with solid information of certain valuable seeds, presented by Sir J. to narrate as closely as possible. Smithson We must defer our illustrations till next week. Macgrigor.

happened once to observe a tear gliding down

a lady's cheek; he endeavoured to catch it on
LITERARY AND LEARNED. a crystal — one half of the drop escaped ; he
ROYAL SOCIETY: ANNIVERSARY MEETING. preserved the other however, submitted it to

re-agents, and detected what was then called On Thursday afternoon a very interesting meeting of this learned body, which has lately three or four more saline substances, held in

On Tuesday we were present at the anniversary michrocosmic-salt, with muriate of soda, and meeting of this Society took pla in one of the museum rooms, Bruton Street; J. E. Bicheno, The attendance of the fellows was unprece- zie, Sir Lucas Pepys, and his Grace the Duke

acquired a kind of untoward” popularity. solution. Mr. Browne, Lieut.-Col. Macken. but satisfactory report; which shewed that, dentedly numerous; and we noticed amongst of Atholl, were severally alluded to by the preduring the gloomy month of November, 8676 of the day, and also several fellows of high

them many of the chief scientific Englishmen sident; the latter was a warm patron of scipersons had visited the gardens ;-that the rank and distinction.

ence, especially that most important, interest.' Society's receipts during the same period Canterbury was an attentive auditor. At 11 though its birth-place was the Continent, had

The Archbishop of ing, and improving branch, geology, which; (including a balance brought forward) was

before him was placed the splendid mace* of The patronage of his grace, and the facilities another report, also read by Mr. Vigors, we learned that the whole of his Majesty's col-delivered his annual speech. He began by his extensive domain presented, both of which

the Society. The president then rose, and for prosecuting the study of geology which lection had been removed from the

menagerie adverting, in feeling and appropriate language, were bestowed by him on the well-known at Sand-pit Gate, Windsor, and was now in

to the loss of eminent persons sustained by the geologist, M'Culloch, were very happily chathe Society's possession ;-that a committee of science and correspondence, comprising eleven Society since the last anniversary; the list of racterised. After paying a warm, but meindividuals, had been formed, by which means Atholl ; Sir Frederick F. Baker ; Sir Richard Lawrence, the president concluded, by stating

these embraced the names of the Duke of rited, panegyric to the memory of Sir Thomas a friendly intercourse with the learned bodies Brooke'; Nicholas Browne, Esq.; Henry Browne, that he was not aware of the death of any of of the continent and foreign parts might be Esq. ; Richard Chenevix, Esq. ; Lieut

. Col. the foreign members having taken place during cultivated, thereby facilitating the spread of Cocks; Sir R. T. Farquhar; Jeremiah Ives, the past year. He then announced, that the the knowledge of comparative anatomy and Esq. ; Sir T. Lawrence ; Lieut.-Col. Mac- royal medal had been awarded to Dr. Brew. animal physiology. A warm tribute of thanks kenzie ; Sir C. M. Pole; sir Lucas Pepys ; ster, for various communications on light; was paid to Captain King and Major Franklin; Lord Redesdale ; Major Rennell; Dr. Shackleto the latter, for his collection of birds from the ford ; James Smithson, Esq.; Edmund Turner, rary Gazette, from time to time, during the past

many of which we have published in the LiteHimalaya Mountains, the Society and science Esq.'

; the Rev. Stephen Weston ; Sir Robert in general would feel much indebted :-of Wigram; and Sir F. Barnard. The worthy to M. Balard, of Montpelier, for his recent

session. The other royal medal had been awarded these birds, Mr. Vigors pleasantly observed, that they were alive on the Himalaya Moun presidents sharacterised these as individuals of discovery in springs of brome, so called from the tains eight months ago, they arrived in Eng, and of splendid talents, whose loss would long Copley and Rumford medals were not awarded, land five weeks since, and were now placed be remembered, not only in the walks on the Society's table, accompanied by accu

At the close of the address, a new council rately coloured figures, life-size. These birds fellows. He then detailed, in glowing terms, Duke of Sussex,* Sir Robert Peel,* Lord Mel. ence, but in the more familiar society of the

was balloted for. The election fell upon the have heretofore, we believe, been strangers in ingly beautiful. The report further noticed a of the readers of the Literary Gazette in his dish, Children, Lubbock, * Peacock, * Vigors,

an officer frequently introduced to the notice Col. Fitzclarence,* Messrs. Barrow,* Caven. collection of American quails (genus ortyx)—a lifetime: of his works, that on the Geography Barlow, Ellis, Faraday, Gilbert, Capts. Kater, group analogous to the partridge of the old of Africa, his Atlas of Bengal

, his Map of the Philip, Pond, Rennie, and Dr. Roget. world: of this bird only four species were lately known; now there are eleven, four of him a name honourable in science. With a others were of the last council. Mogul empire, and several others, have gained

Those marked thus * are new members—the which were introduced to science by the Zoolo

vigour of intellect that reminded classical gical Society.

A ballot for president, treasurer, and secreLord Kinnoul, Lord De Tabley, Colonel readers of the greatest of the Roman cen- taries, then took place for the former office Fitzelarence, and a number of other individuals sors, Major Rennell

, after he had passed a there were only two candidates—H. R. H. the distinguished for rank and science, were bal- mature age, gained a knowledge of Greek, Duke of Sussex and Mr. Herschel the astrono.

sufficient to enable him to consult with ad. oted for, and elected.

mer: the result of the ballot was vantage the early writers in that language.

His Geographical System of Herodotus, in. EARL Stanhope in the chair. A list of cluding the expedition of Darius Hystaspes raluable donations connected with medical

to Scythia, the site of Babylon, the Tem.
ple of Jupiter Ammon - a dissertation on

Mr. Lubbock was elected treasurer, and Dr. otany, made to the Society by sundry dis- the locality of Troy, &c., were the fruits of Roget and Mr. Children were chosen secretainguished individuals, was read. Letters were this acquirement in his later years. Next in ries. It was then resolved that a deputation uso read from Mr. Lockhart, of St. Ann's,

of the fellows should wait upon his royal highTest Indies, containing observations on the * As the gilding of this ensign of royalty forms one of ness, and communicate the result of the elecark of the Cantaria speciosa, which is found Sir James South's charges against the Society, we may tion; after which Mr. Gilbert briefly thanked o be of great use in disordered stomachs, in length, and very massive; it was some time ago gilded, the Society for the attention shewn to him cting both as emetic and cathartic ; it is the expense of which was 200. It is the same which was during the three years of his presidency: he luch esteemed by those of the old French in use, cine out of mind, in the House of Commons; and then vacated the chair, shaking hands in the umilies resident on the island, who are ac- ment, alluded in the words, " Take away that bauble !" most cordial manner with those around him. uainted with its worth :~from Dr. W. Hamil-Shortly after, it was presented to the Royal Society by on, of Plymouth, stating, upon the authority by the one now borne by Col. Seymour, the sergeant-at- or the ballot ; but, in effect, it appears to have been to

+ There is some confusion afloat touching the mode € Mr. Macfadyn, a botanist and medical arms.

decide this question.


For H.R. H. the Duke of Sussex ........
For Mr. Herschel ..

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In the evening forty or fifty of the fellows have thus evinced their sense of the deep | story, which he entirely re-wrote, and conta diped together, as is customary on these occa- importance of keeping education inseparably pressed into a much smaller compass, as one sions.

connected with religious instruction, we have of the series of tales in Sayings and Doing heard that respected individual Sir Henry For our parts, jealous as we are of imposition.

Halford mentioned, as having lately placed a we can see nothing to censure in this natura The Earl of Aberdeen, president, in the valuable cabinet of materia medica at the dis- transaction. chair.–The reading of the Rev. J. Skinner's posal of the council. In the list of appointletters to Sir. R. C. Hoare,“ on the site of the ments recently made we were pleased to ob

FINE ARTS. Roman station of Camelodunum," was re- serve the name of James Rennie, Esq., (the

ARTISTS' AND AMATEURS' CONVERSAZIONE. sumed ; this portion of the letters comprised a admired author of " Insect Architecture,”') as critical collation of the account of Tacitus with professor of natural history.

On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of attend. those of other ancient authors.

ing the second meeting of this very please

society: A variety of works of ari were, s ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE. A GLASGOW newspaper, called the Scots T'imes, usual, laid upon the tables, or scattered amuni At the meeting of Wednesday, Nov. 17, an has been sent to us, we presume from its con- the room,-a considerable proportion of them important antiquarian restoration was present- taining an article under the above title; which, being the productions of the members. Aming ed by Isaac Cullimore, Esq.; being a deli- after referring in no very fair spirit to our them the following attracted much attentiva neation of the lost fragment of the celebrated honest and independent exposure respecting an exquisite drawing in water-colours, chronological tablet of Abydos,-the great re- the palming of the old novel of Self Indulgence J. W. Wright, describing the scene in which gulator of (and, with the Rosetta inscription, upon the public as the new novel of Separation, the old nurse details to Lucy Ashton the eil the key to the hieroglyphic history and dis- offers to pioneer us to similar acts of literary portents that attend the heir of Ravensemd: coveries. The drawing was accommodated to fraud. “ But we stipulate beforehand,"? (says it is a picture which would form a carita the copy of the tablet published in the Society's the writer, improperly naming an individual as illustration to the Warerley Novels, and an. fasciculi of Hieroglyphics.

editor of the Literary Gazelle) " that he is toj bines the finish of the old Dutch masters with By this restoration, which Mr. Cullimore grant no quarter; for we shall not bring him the grace of Watteau. Mr. Frederick Nazi has drawn exclusively from British discoveries, in contact with females, nor indeed with any exhibited a large series of drawings made during the authentic monumental records of Egypt writer who deserves mercy.' To the editor of a recent tour in France, including some detto are raised considerably higher than the point the Scots Times (whoever he may be) we will ful subjects of ancient buildings at Ters of time to which they have hitherto been sup. simply say, that no syllable ever seen in the Angiers, and Nantes. Mr. H. Behnes Burias posed to ascend; in consequence of which, se- Literary Gazette can have given him the right sent his two busts of Sir William Ouseles ani veral of the ancient Pharaohs, and various to insinuate a suspicion that it ever shrank the Rev. Dr. Styles ; and they afforded satistainscriptions, which have been heretofore with from its public duty, or was ever induced, tory proof that this sculptor is destined, at D out a place in history, may now be referred to either by partiality or dislike, to swerve one very distant period, to hold a foremost rank iz their proper ages; and the connexion between iota from the straight-forward line of just, but, his profession. A bust in terra cotta, by ko the hieroglyphic records and the annals of in- we trust, at the same time, of gentlemanlike billiac, of old Jonathan Tyers, his earisa spiration may be drawn still closer. To this criticism. Its object was at its outset, and always patron, and also the patron of Handel interesting subject we shall take another op- has been, to foster the literature, fine arts, and Hogarth, was lent to the society by the Re portunity of adverting.

science, of the country; with which its editor Dr. Barrett, the grandson of Mr. Ivers vi A portion was likewise read of Professor never could conceive that the persons, personal inherited from him the gardens of Vausis Lee's learned “ Observations on the origin of affairs, or supposed motives of publishers, authors, of which he was the original proprietor. Eva Heathenism.” In this part of his able disser- artists, or men employed in scientific researches, ington's noble picture of Henry III. of Frans tation, the professor shews that the religious could have any thing to do. It has therefore surrounded by his favourite birds and mothers system of the ancient Persians was substan- contented itself with the most earnest pursuit receiving Don John of Austria, was also is + tially the same as that held by the Egyptians, of information ; and what it has acquired, it has room; as well as a delicious sketch of Vee Chaldeans, and Greeks, and to a great extent freely, candidly, and with the most fearless by this lamented artist. Two extraordine identical with that now taught by the followers adherence to truth, laid before its readers. By models in ivory of the Lords Lyndhuri of Buddh and Brahma:--the foundation of this means it has taken a very important sta- Brougham, said to be the productions of the them all being the system of emanations, de- tion, and that station it is not inclined to lose neymen workers in ivory, were remarkab rived from the principles of revelation, cor- by deviating from the honourable course which skill of execution and fidelity of likenessrupted by tradition and by the inventions of a has led to it. We now quote the case as Mr. Knight's painting of tro old men pled fanciful philosophy. alleged by the Glasgow editor.

each other in the “ brimming glass ” KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON. other than the author of Suvings and Deings!! Mr. and must greatly raise the reputation at

** The first delinquent, then, that we introduce is no mired universally; it possesses high excell" The completion of the buildings of this In- goodly volumes, for which he charged the good-nature promising young artist. Three studies by V stitution is proceeding with great rapidity; public three half-guineas. Of these three yolumes, con finely drawn and coloured_a small paints and the builder, so far as we can judge from a nining abirent 105 pages, coopas meritonearly tworthines

: Leslie_two drawings by Barrettonebs transient inspection, appears to us to be ac- perhaps,-at least a story well bepraised by the critics field--a picture by Etty of “Guardian An quitting himself most efficiently of the task Lut another story, which, like Lady Charlotte Bury's; -a drawing of " Florence” by Turner entrusted to him. Very little now remains to found in three thin volumes under the title of The Man niature by Holmes a drawing of peculiar pacomplete the roofing of the College; and we of Sorrow, and said to be from the pen of Alfred Allen- and beauty by Cattermole-a portrait, s are told, that in another week it will be dale, Esl. Now, if the editor of the Literark Gazette exquisite sketch of two children, bs Bo entirely covered in: so that no delay whatever few verbal alterations, and, of course, new names to the with several works from the pencils of the will occur in proceeding with the internal heroes in the latter; but in every other respect a complete masters, completed the more prominent fittings during the ensuing winter. When the similarity--indeher words the Hermes brain of escains of the collection. There were also seres great object of preparing this establishment for parison at the top of pige 106, Vol. VI. of sayings und prints, not yet published, suvmitted by die the final reception of students has been ac- Devings, and at the middle of page 41, Vol. I. of the Man Moon, Boys, and Grares. complished, we understand that no time will of Sorrow; and, to lessen his labour as much as possible, we may furnish him with the following key: - Nr.

The artists to whom we were indebe be lost in completing the eastern wing of the Savage of the latter is Nr. Felton of the former -- Merton exhibiting their own works are, Jir. Spa river front of Somerset House, in harmony is Mr, Musgrave-the hernine Fanny, Meadows is Miss Mr. Wright, Mr. Boxall, Mr. H. Bee with Sir W. Chambers' original design; and Merton," Mrs. Meadows, is Mrs. Vincent of the Man of lowe, Mr. Wood, Mr. A. Clint, Mr. Sit within this wing will be the residence of the Surrow.”

(who produced an exquisitely executed principal, and other officers connected with the Having given place to this, it would be gross of the late President of the Roval Aa. higher and lower departments. We believe injustice in us were we either to allow its ac. and Mr. Shaw, whose Illuminated OTISour readers are not generally aware, that curacy, or that it resembled Lady C. Bury's from Missals and Manuscripts of the Y! his present Majesty, within a very short period case, or that the writer's inferences were well Ages excited great attention, and we s. after his accession, was pleased to take the founded. On the contrary, the indifferent admired. College under his special patronage; and under novel of the Man of Sorrow, published by Mr. We hope our notice of the next meetr:: such anspices as these, we are not surprised to look when in his teens, and probably very contain a greater number of the nisee learn that some valuable donations bave been little circulated, served the author of “ Merton” members who personally exers themseire presented to it. Among the benefactors who for nothing more than the thread of a good contribute to the enjoyment of the ETE




It is only by exertions of this description they They to whose bosoms, like the dawn of spring| aspens quiver,” which is also sung in Midas (!),
can hope to increase the interest, and add to To the unfolding bud and scented rose, not one has even the solitary merit of novelty
the value, of the Artists' and Amateurs' Con-Comes the pure freshness age can never bring—to excuse its introduction. They are the stock

The spirit, joyous in its rich repose: songs of all the concert rooms, libraries, and
How shall we lay them in their final rest theatres, in and out of London. We do entreat

How pile the clods upon their wasting breast ? the managers, for their own sakes, to stop this
Sketches in Italy. No. 1. Drawn on stone by Life openeth brightly to their ardent gaze-

pernicious system. We never wish to write W. Linton, as Fac-similes of his Sketches A glorious pomp sits on the gorgeous sky,

one line that may annoy or offend ; but our made during his Tour in the years 1828 and O'er the broad world Hope's smile incessant duty to the public will oblige us, if our friendly 1829. London : published by the Author ; plays,

expostulations have no effect, to speak more Moon, Boys, and Graves; Colnaghi and Son; And scenes of beauty win the enchanted eye: plainly upon this subject, and Rodwell. -How sad to break the vision, and to fold

We must now drop a hint on the play-bills, This superb and interesting work is dedicated, Each lifeless form in earth's embracing moula ! or rather house-bills: had these, in this inby permission, to his most gracious Majesty Yet this is Life! To mark, from day to day,

stance, adhered to their wonted diction, and, William the Fourth; and, from its style and

as usual, announced that the new comer had

Youth, in the freshness of its morning prime, been welcomed with enthusiastic applause”character, is in every respect worthy of the pa. Pass, like the anthem of a breeze, awaytronage it has obtained. Our eye has, of late,

we should simply have considered the expres. been so accustomed to look on the gem-like and

Sinking in waves of Death, ere chill’d by sion as the acknowledgment of the managers

Time ! laboured productions of the burin, that a va. Ere yet dark years on the warm cheek had shed on the part of those ordered to different parts

for the vigorous fulfilment of private contract riety like the work before u3, comes with a Autumnal mildew o'er its rose-like red! refreshing influence. In the facile and effi

of the house, for the specified and specific purcient sketches of the artist we wander “ fancy And yet what mourner, thongh the pensive eye pose of displaying their enthusiasm. But since free," and may be said to enjoy with him the

Be dimly thoughtful in its lava tears, we perceive in the diurnal bills of Drury Lane, pleasures of his tour. To the artist, and the But should with rapture gaze upon the sky that the new tragedian is branded, with chalovers of art, sketches have a charm, in many

Through whose far depths the spirit's wing racters half an inch in diameter, as having instances, beyond that of more finished pro.

careers ?

met with “ decided success," it is with ex. dnctions. In the latter, it often happens that, There gleams eternal o'er their ways are flung, treme submission, and with the consciousness instead of embracing the spirit and character of Who fade from earth while yet their years are of the shilaleh (as she is from Dublin) the view, the attention is called off to admire

hanging over our heads, that we venture the technical skill of the lines, and the beauty Willis GAYLORD CLARK. to offer a contradictory opinion.

By way of the execution ; whereas fac-similes, like

Philadelphia, Oct. 1830.

of primary propitiation, we agree with the those of Mr. Linton, leave the imagination at

“decided success" of managerial criticism,--SO liberty to embody the scene, and colour it at


far, at least, as that the success of Miss Hud. pleasure. No. I. of this splendid work contains

dart as any thing like a first-rate actress, was views of Otricoli, Veij, Lugano, San Martino, Miss Huddant has played Constance

, as we decided beyond all doubt or question. There Lago Maggiore, Vale of Terni, Tivoli, and anticipated, better than she played Belvidera; is a deficiency of dignity in her bearing, while Subiaco. Views of Italian scenery are to the but not well enough to support herself in the her features may be considered as having con. painter of landscape what the antique statnes rank to which those characters pertain. She siderable expression : her voice is frequently are to the student of historical art, they im. must subside to the Meg Merrilies and the harsh ; and in her mad scenes she positively bue his mind with exalted perceptions, and Helen Macgregors ; and even then she will roars, very much after the fashion of those give to the most ordinary forms, or the most suffer by comparison with Mrs. Faucit, who, animals in which her country is especially profamiliar seenes of his pencil, without departing if she have less power, has more judgment,

ductive. Miss Huddart possesses but little from truth, a character of excellence, which, more taste, and is every way a more agreeable pathetic influence; and thongh she cannot be without such aid, they would seldom, if ever

, performer.' Macready, in John, was somewhat said to excel in exciting pity, yet to those parts indebted to the industry and talent which have grand and impressive.* The play was very this talent for awakening terror requires at possess. The world of art is, therefore, highly unequal ; occasionally too colloquial

, sometimes of tragedy which demand energetic delineation, brought forward a selection like the present, badly got up ; as, indeed, all Shakspeare's are at in which fresh ground has been entered upon, this theatre. Mr. Cooper, both in Henry IV. present no little restraint; for though we and novelty has been added to variety,—two of and in King John, has managed to be cor- should be unwilling to deny the possession of the most essential

qualities that art can boast. rectly and picturesquely attired ; but the force, we must observe that there is enough, The work is accompanied with descriptive re. lords and gentlemen," generally, are sadly and a little more. ferences, and is to be completed in twelve in want of decent clothing. The old and numbers; and no expense appears to have been hateful system of introducing songs into esta- Bravo! Mr. Peake! your Chancery Suit has spared in paper, typography, or other matters blished operas is again raging, in spite of every terminated most happily for all parties conconnected with getting up a publication justly sensible critic's repeated reprobation. In Madeserving generalencouragement and patronage. saniello, the other evening, Miss Pearson was and call it a five-act farce, if they please; but

cerned. Our hypercritical brethren may snarl, advertised to introduce “Even as the sun, Gems of Beauty ; or, Studies from Nature ;

composed by Mr. Horn. In John of Paris, the town, we hope, will be grateful for so pleacomprising Fruit, Flowers, fc. Part 11. Mrs. Waylett sings “ The soldier's tear,” and sant a gift ; and, farce or not, we can only say, Wright. - Come where the aspens quiver;" and Miss that five acts have seldom tripped off so merrily

since Pearson “ La rose d'amour.” An unassuming but pleasing little publication. tional Guard, we have Bishop's “ Tell me, my

In the Na.

poor O'Keefe sowed his Wild Oats, and

moved the spirit of his “ young quaker.” Our The plate in the present Number, of “ the King heart," from the opera of Henri Quatre, in readers have read the plot in all the daily of the Pippins,” makes our mouth water. For lien of Auber's original lovely bailad; and in papers. It is interesting enough, without being the introduction of this beautiful apple, which Hofer, the characteristic ballad of “ Beautiful intricate, and new in construction, if not in ripens in November, and remains in a high war" is rejected for a Swiss air, from the detail. The language, without aspiring to wit, state of preservation until January, the public portfolio of Mad. Stockhausen.

Is it to be is lively throughout, and frequently humorous are indebted to Mr. Kirke, of Brompton. wondered that the house does not fill? Where in the extreme. The characters have been is the use of leaving one's fire-side, to hear

called caricatures by some persons, who have

opera of Rossini, Auber, or Boiledieu, when forgotten Acres and Mrs. Malaprop. To us
almost every body's music is sung except the they did not seem such : we have known indi.
original composer's ? The whole of the

viduals as harmlessly eccentric as the warm-
Quem Deus amat, moritur adolescens.

songs If it be sad to mark the bow'd with age

we have mentioned are excellent in their hearted Guy Thistlebloom ; and his own expla. Sink in the halls of the remorseless tomb,

places, but ridiculously out of keeping with nation is, in our opinion, exceedingly natural Closing the changes of life's pilgrimage

the pieces they are here sugged into ; and, more and atlecting. As to the lampooning Irisbman, In the still darkness of its mouldering gloom; over, with the exception of " Come where the from “ Trin. Col. Dulo.” who has narrowly

escaped conviction “in a heavy libel case, -Oh what a shadow o’er the heart is flung, As critics seem to differ much on this accomplished and worms himself into every body's contiWhen peals the requiem of the loved and Gentleman's style we acting (though all allow him the dence, for the purpose of placarding their folyoung!

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verisimilitude is not unanimously accorded to for the purpose of protecting what belongs to be dissected and lectured upon by Dr. Granhim. His siding with the worthiest party, and ourselves alone; nor can it be unjust that dra ville, at the theatre of the Royal Institution, consequently escaping a horse-pond, may perhaps matic, like all other composition, should belong which has been lent to the 'Royal Asiatic be rather out of keeping ; but the author had no to the author, or those to whom, for a con- Society for the occasion. doubt the fear of " a heavy libel case" before sideration, he has thought proper to concele Natural Rocking-Stone in Auvergne.-Dr. his eyes, and threw in the redeeming point as his claim; but this converting letters patent Hibbert has at length found a rocking-stone,

a sop to Cerberus." These two characters into letters of marque—this carrying on a plan so much the object of religious worship with were admirably supported by Bartley and of self-protection by privateering and piracy, our Celtic and Teutonic ancestors, in Au. Power. Mr. Warde, as the brother of Thistle- far exceeds our notion of equity. Some, in vergne, a country where the natives, from bloom, is entitled to equal praise ; but the most deed, are even prepared to question the pro- their peculiar dark complexion, shew decisive naturally conceived, and perfectly executed, priety of any of the purveyors of public amuse- marks of a Celtic origin; and where the part in the whole play, was that of Winterfield, ment being permitted to monopolise the matériel monuments of antiquity resemble those of the ancient servant of Sir Bernard Blason- for supplying the same. We, however, say, Wales and Cornwall. It is of granite, its site court, personated by Blanchard. It is truly let the larger theatres be protected from petiy is near to the village of Tonbeyrat, and it is refreshing, in these degenerate days, to see larceny--but put an end to the present system surmounted by a Christian cross. Auvergne such an artist as Blanchard cheerfully and of licensed robbery. Is it fair or expedient is equally remarkable for memorials of rack honestly exerting himself to give to the most to prosecute a thief, and, if he happens to have worship in cromlechs; and what is interesting, trifling gem committed to his charge the any thing worth taking, at the same time to as illustrating the ancient attire of the Gael, is, highest polish it is capable of receiving. How pick his pocket yourself? If, like the Arabs, that the costume of the figures represented on many of the profession, who, without half his as their hand was against every man's, and the surmounting pedestal of the cross is that of talents, are receiving double his salary, should every man's hand against theirs"—it would be the Scottish Highlands, even to the kilt. blush at the lesson read them by this our old but fair play ; but now the little theatres have Ancient Money of Scotland.—About four ar and deserving favourite. Miss Ellen Tree had their hands tied behind them. The only de- five years ago, in ploughing a field at Tegs, little to do but to look lovely—and how lovely fence that the patentees offer is

near Inverness, the ploughman found a rodo she did look! Mrs. Gibbs, we always think, " For why? because the good old way

pure gold, about fifteen inches long, with has too little to do : she is one of the actresses

Sufliceth us; the simple plan,

three sides, each about half an inch in depth. we can never see too much of. An accident

That they should take who have the
And they should keep who can."

In the middle it is twisted, and terminated by had occurred to Mr. Abbot, and Mr. G. Ben.

Reeves's Beadle is equally deserving, and a bend similar to a shepherd's crook, in very net was obliged to read the part. We cannot far

more popular than the New Police'; his rude workmanship. This relic was presented praise him more than by saying, it did not ap- metropolitan favour rises with his parochial several opinions were given regarding its prepear to injure the comedy in the slightest de- dignity; his farce is rich and broad-but he gree. Meadows, Egerton, and Mr. J. Hughes, must not let applause lead him into the mistake

bable The question, however, lay over did well; but there was a lady We will not throw any bitters, however, into this sweet conduce to the effect of her inimitable cottage Howel Dha, which tend to prove, beyond doubt,

till very lately, when Dr. Hibbert has al. of making it broader. Mrs. Yates would greatly vanced à theory founded on the Welch laws a notice : we are in too good humour with the scene if she would provide herself with a “ cop. that the said rod of gold indicated nothing author, and the actors generally, to say any per-cap,” or, at any rate, with a gun that thing disagreeable to any body; and such was would never miss fire.

more than the form of current money of mans evidently the feeling of the audience on Tuesday

northern countries. evening. Again we say, bravo ! Mr. Peake;

Electrical Accumulations. - The Transar. you are a step higher in our good opinion ; and


tions of the Plymouth Institution contains a if, in writing this

comedy, you sometimes fancied The Jews.—By a recent decree of the Empe- lengthened memoir on the laws of electrica you were writing a farce, the next time you ror of Russia, it is stated that the Jews who accumulations, which are recapitulated in the write a farce, be sure you think you are writing cannot pay their taxes are obliged to become following facts :- 1. An electrical acumch. a comedy, and you will escape the only rock soldiers.

tion may be supposed to proceed by equal increthat ever threatens your dramatic craft, and A Beryl.There is at St. Petersburgh (says ments. 2. The quantity of matter accums. on which they have sometimes struck at the the Mining Journal published there) a beryl lated may be estimated by the revolutions very mouth of the haven.

found three years ago near Murzinskaja, in the plate of the electrical machine, supposing is Niss Taylor has played Clari, in the opera the district of Catherinenburg, which is above in a state of uniform excitation; or it may be of that name, and with the greatest effect. She eleven pounds in weight, and valued at more measured by the explosions of a jar connected is already an established favourite with the than 7,0001.

with the outer coatings. 3. The interval stick public, and her great and versatile talents ren. Colloquials of a Kentucky Man._ “ He be- the accumulation can pass is directly propeder her a most valuable acquisition to the lieved that the best qualities of all countries tional to the quantity of matter, and inverter theatre.

were centered in Kentucky, but had a whim- proportional to the surface. 4. The furce i sical manner of expressing his national attach-electrical attraction varies in the inverse rata

ments. He was firmly convinced that the battle of the square of the distance between the poins On Tuesday a caricature of the Pilot was pro- of the Thames was the most sanguinary con. of contact of the opposed conductors, supposiz duced at this little theatre. Absurdity can alone flict of the age, and extolled Colonel J

-on as the surfaces to be plane and parallel ; or, oda. please from its novelty; and burlesque is es

a severe colt.' He would admit that Napo- wise, between two points which fall withia e sentially absurd. The deficiency of interest leon was a great genius ; but insisted that he respective hemispheres, at a distance equal ta which necessarily occurs in the plot and in- was no ‘ part of a priming' to Henry. Clay. one-fifth of the radius, supposing the opposed cidents, requires to be supplied by the dialogue. When entirely at himself,'—to use his own surfaces to be spherical. 5. The free action is Unless this be unusually replete with wit and language, that is to say, when duly sober, in a direct proportion to the square of the humour, burlesque soon grows flaccid and te- Pete was friendly and rational, and a better- quantity of matter, and in an inverse propa. dious. The pro-Pilot of the Adelphi, with the tempered soul never shouldered a rifle. But tion to the square of the surface. 6. The efecs exception of Fat Tom Coffin's song as a water- let him

get a dram too much, and there was no of an electrical explosion on a metallie site,

end to his extravagance. It was then that he depends exclusively on the quantity of matter, " Oh, row with me down the ri-ver,

would slap his hands together, spring per- and is not influenced by the intensity or free Ven I've von the cup and the ki-ver"-- pendicularly into the air with the activity of a action. has little to recommend it, except being most rope-dancer, and, after uttering a yell which New Fire Escape. - Darby's fire and bure laughably absurd. An opportunity is, however, the most accomplished Winnebago might be glary alarm, for which a patent has been takes afforded Mr. Yates, in the prelude, of having a proud to own, swear that he was the best out, has the appearance of a wardrobe: wires fair rap or two at the patent theatres, for their man’ in the country, and could“ whip his connected with it are attached to the raneas irregular appropriation of dramatic property. weight in wild cats and after many other doors and windows, and in the event of themes On this subject we shall take the freedom of extravagances, conclude, that he could ride breaking in, or fire taking place, a beil a'aris expressing our disapprobation of theatrical through a crab-apple orchard on a streak of the inmates of the house, and at the same iz. monopoly in its present bearings, and trust lightning.'”-Slories of American Life. stant it lights a candle, and presents a cabo that public opinion will not suffer a system to Dissection of a Mummy.--An extremely fine shewing the name of the apartment where obtain longer; alike partial, subversive of com- Egyptian mummy from Thebes, which was pre- either of those disagreeable agents are carrying petition, and consequently diminutive of public sented to the Royal Asiatic Society by Sir John on their work of destruction amusement. A patent we conceive to be granted Malcolm, late governor of Bombay, is about to Chlorures of Iodine. - The examinative of


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Madonna and Child ......Murillo.....

R. Graves
W. R. Sinith


Infant Christ with Flowers Carlo Dolci....

devoted to the Publication of Vocal and Instrumental do with him; I cannot get him to give any History of the Western World; which, with other novel-sors throughout Europe-V. Liberal and unbiassed Accounts of

these composites has led to some remarkable Colonies, &c.-Captain Beechey's Voyage to the Pacific, results, of which the following are the principal. and Peru, by Samuel Haigh, Esq: Essays concerning the

ADVERTISEMENTS, 1. Perchlorure of iodine, brought into contact Faculties and Economy of the Mind, by William Godwin. Connected with Literature and the Arts. with water, is suddenly decomposed, and occa- searches of Sir Humphry Davy; with Notes, by William

December 181, 1830. sions the formation of iodic acid and hydro- Maugham.


USSELL chloric acid. 2. The property possessed by


Gentlemen who are qualified to deliver Lectures on alcohol of not dissolving iodic acid, furnishes

Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia, Vol. XIII. (History of any branch of Literature, Art, or Science, calculated to gratify a the means of separating the two acids. The the Western World, Vol. 1. United States of America); the above Institution will be ready to receive Communications simple contact of perchlorure with alcohol pro- bds. – Monro's Elements of Anatomy,

second edition, the oth inut. Every requisite information may be obtaiued of duces the hydrochloric acid, which remains in 2 vols. 8vo. 11. 18. bds.—Le Keepsake Français, 1831, the Secretary, E. W. Brayley, Great Coram Street. the liquid, and the iodic acid is precipitated in 17. 18.; large paper, 27. 128. 6d. The Talisman, 1831,

This day is published, the form of a white crystallised powder. 3. Io- --Edinburgh Cabinet Library, Vol. 11. 18mo. 58. bds.-in . , SCRI


IRIS; a Religious and Literary Offering for 1831. detecting the presence of vegetable alcalies, translated by G. B. Earp, 12mo. 48. bds --Robson's British

Edited by the Rev. THOMAS DALE, M.d. Herald, 3 vols. 4to. 10. bds.-High-Mettled Racer, with with which it unites, forming scarcely soluble Cruikshank's designs, 12mo. Is. 6d. sd.--Hughes' Divines, Christ blessing Little Child:

Engravers. acid composites. The presence of the hun-Vol. VII. 8vo. 78. 61. bas.--Family Classical Library,

dren. (By permission of B. West, P.R.A. ....J. W. Cooke dredth part of a grain of alcali may by this Miss Mitford, 3 vols. post 8vo. 11. 11s. 6d. bds.--Life of

the Governors of the

Foundling Hospital) .... means be detected. Mr3. Jordan, by James Boaden, with portrait, 2 vols. The Head of Chrisi crowned

with Thorn: [Fromon Sir T. Lawrence:{W.Humphrys The Æolophon.-- This new instrument, which 8vo. 11. 88. bds.--National Library, Vol. IV. History of is played like a pianoforte, is becoming a great 1831, 18mo. As. bds.–Family Library, Vol. XVII, Life of

of the Proprietors of the

Iris) .... favourite with the lovers of the sweet and Bruce, by Head, 18mo. 58. bus.-Juvenile Cyclopædia, St. John the Evangelist ...... Dominichino ...... W. Finden

...S. Sangster tasteful in music. In its tones it resembles Vol. I. Voyages, &c. 18mo. 38. 6d. bds.-Matthews' Comic Nathan and David Annual, 8vo. 1s. stitched.-The Pulpit, Vol. XV. 8vo. The Nativity

Sir J. Reynolds,

:}A.W. Warren the Æolina, but it has much greater compass. 78. 6d. bds-Picken's Travels of eminent Missionaries,

The Deluge

E. Roberts Among its highest honours has been the appro- royal 18mo. 78. lid. bds.

Madonna and Child. bation of the queen, before whom it was per

permission of the Mar. Correggio ..........4. Fox formed upon, last Saturday, at St. James's METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL, 1830. Christ blessing the Bread.


Palace, when her majesty's partiality for the

(By permission of the Carlo Dolci ........W. Ensom Thursday.. From 24. to 38. 30.30 30.26 Marquess of Exeter) ....) simple style in music was made apparent, by Friday

30.10 29.89

Infant St. John and Lamb.... Murillo ............S. Davenport the applause bestowed upon the two ballads, Saturday 27

29.85 29.64

Judas returning the Thirty}Rembrandt ........W. Raddon
Sunday.... 28


46. 29.46 29.56 Jesus with Mary in the Gar. “ Meet me by moonlight,” and “ Love's ritor



1:}Titian .............W. Ensom nella,” the latter of which was repeated by Tuesday 30

40. 45.


India paper Proofs, in a portfolio, ll. 58.; ditto, before letters, command. We have not yet been able to


21. 2s. Any of the above may be had separately, before letters, Wednesday 1

29.95 price 76. 64. each. attend a rehearsal of the Æolophon, at Mr. Wind, N.E. and S.E., the latter prevailing.

A few of the Illustrations of the Volume for 1830 may still be
Chapell’s, where there are, we believe, daily Except the 25th and 27th, overcast, with rain at times. had. They consist of the following Eleven Subjects:-
Sleet on the ground on the morning of the 26th.


Rain fallen, .375 of an inch.
Lost Greenland. The Indicateur of Calais Edmonton.

CHARLES H. ADAMS. The Flight into Egypt ....Claude. .

.S. Sangster has the following :-We learn from Copen- Latitude..... 51° 37' 32" N.

0 3 51 W. of Greenwich.

Christ expounding the Law Leonardo da Vinci., E. Smith hagen, that an expedition which sailed from

Christ raising Lazarus ....J. Lievens

.A. W. Warren

Christ in the Garden of that port in May last, succeeded in reaching

To the Editor, fc.

.........T. S. Engleheart the eastern coast of Greenland, where some Sir, -- Although halos round the moon are by no means

The Incredulity of Saint

L. Carracci ........W. Raddon Norwegian colonists settled eight centuries concowing description onsentianusu zidy are Guete the saing Plohn in the Wil: cignani....

.......... W. Ensom ago, and to which all

access had since been pre- oval form, which I observed here last night for four Hagar and Ish maid. .F. Baroccio vented by the ice. The expedition found there hours. I saw it first at half-past five o'clock: the sky at A Magdalen

W. Humphrys. the descendants of the primitive colonists, -- the cirro-stratus, through which the stars were here and that time was for the most part covered with light clouds Thy Will be done !...... ..Carlo Dolci

India paper Proofs, price 11. 118. 60.; French ditto, 11. 45.; who still prosess Christianity. Their lan- there discernible. The cold wind blew violently from the Prints, ... India paper Proofs may be had separately, 56, each.

, ; , , guage is that of the Norwegians of the tenth S.E., and the moon shone dimly. The halo then seemed

and Co. St. Paul's Churchyard. century.

composed of precisely the same species of light clouds as

partially covered the rest of the heavens; and but for its Puns. Every body condemns punning; but oval form, could not have been distinguished therefrom. every body likes it now and then, except the Between eight and nine o'clock, however, during the in

MUSIC. dull dogs who never make a pun, and who halo, the moon and the white meteor shone beautifully

Popular Journal of Music. repeat the hereditary objection to that sort of bright, in a clear sky, without an intervening cloud or

On the 1st of January will be published, price 3s. the first

Number for 1831, of humour. Now we have been amused this of the halo were directly N. and S.-I am, sir, &c.

At the moon's southing, the two foci

HARMONICON, a Monthly Journal, week

Redruth, Nov. 26th, 1830.

R. E. 1. By hearing the Court of Chancery, with

Music, and offering a Medium for the Union of Music and Lite.

rature, by means of Essays, Memoirs, and Criticisms on Musical Lord Brougham and Vaux presiding, desig


Subjects; together with Periodical Reports of the State of the

Art in all Parts of the World. nated as Vaux-hall.

The temporary interest and the length of our first Each Number will contain-I. An Original Biography of some 2. A gentleman in Piccadilly attempting to Review obliges us to defer Lingard's History, Vol. VIII., distinguished Composer or Performer -- 11. Interesting Correraise another gentleman who had fallen, over-coupleting the fierst paremmoires Chatkable work,

the comiche Science - 1112 Detailed "Accounts of the Opera, Concerts, come with wine, said, “I don't know what to Missionaries: Trant's Travels in Greece; Ilustrations of Extracts from the Foreign Musical Journals, giving the Reader

Bruce's Travels (Family Library), and of Dr. Lardner's the latest Information of the Progress of the Art and its Profes. account of himself !” “How can you (ob- ties, shall have our earliest attention. The same cause of Music, vocal and Instrumental, English and Foreign, selected

all Works and VI served a looker-on) expect an account from a compels us to postpone the consideration of the Royal with care, and printed

with a beauty and accuracy that may man who has lost his balance ?" Society contest.

safely challenge competition. 3. “ The deuce is in these incendiaries (said In our own good time—"O tempora!"

London: Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and

Mr. Evans, the book auctioneer in Pall Mall, has in. Green, (to whom Cominunications for the Editors may be ad. & pseudo-punster); here they are destroying serted a letter in the Times, controverting our statement dressed), and regularly forwarded with the Magazines to all pease-stacks ; why don't they get rid of all respecting the Duchess of Berri's library:-Mr. Evans Booksellers and Dealers in Music in Town and Country, with taxes ?" This deplorable attempt, however, deal. He had better dip below the surface before he im

knows nothing about the matter, and we do know a good whom Specimen Numbers of the Harmonicon may be seen. brought out a fair hit from a professor. “ Ra- peaches those who have authentic intelligence from divers ther (rejoined he, seeing their hostility to the placur

BOOKS PUBLISHED THIS DAY. Our card reached us too late for the performance of church and tithes,) I marvel that instead of Russian Horn Music on Wednesday. The same happened

In I thick vol. 8vo. price ll. 4s. boards, burning hay-ricks, they don't burn bishop- with the ticket for the rehearsal at the Athenæum


Those who desire to have their exhibitions or performricks.

GRADUS; or, Poetical Lexicon of the Greek Lan.
ances noticed, ought not to defer their invitations to the guage. With a Latin and English Translation, an English Greek
last moment.

Vocabulary, and a Treatise on some of the principal Rules for

ERRATA.- No.723, p. 768, col. 3, line 12, for togue,” ascertaining the Quantity of Syllables, and on the most popular (Literary Gaselte Weekly Advertisement, No. XLIX. Dec. 4.]

read." toque."--P. 772, col. 1, last line but six of critique Greek Metres. For the Use of Schools and Junior Students in
on Drury Lane, for “ scarcely," read “surely."-In ihe

The Life of Sir Humphry Davy, by Dr. Paris.-Vege- Advertisement of Genera Noininum, for “ George Fre- Preacher to the Learned and Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.
table Cookery; with an Introduction, recommending Åb-tooge," read George Futroye;" and for “ W. March," Printed for T. Cadell, C., J., G., and F. Rivington, Payne and
stinence from Animal Food and Intoxicating Liquors.-read W. Marsh."

Foss, Longman and Co., J. Nunn, Jeffery and Son, J. Richard. A second edition, with great additions, of Lloyd's Field

It is very desirable, both in advertisements and son, R. H. Evans, Baldwin and Cradock, J. Booker, J. Bohn, E. Sports of the North of Europe.-A new edition of the other Mss., that proper names should be plainly and williams, K. Priestley, Hamilton and Co., J. Duncan, Whittaker Extraordinary Black Book; comprising a complete Ex: legibly written. The contrary leads to errors, besides J. Bigx, Black and Co., Houlston and Son, W. J. and J. May. position of the Abuses in the Church, the Siate, and giving us infinite trouble.

nard; J. Parker, Oxford; and Deightons, Cambridge.

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