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I see the lances flash below,

I see the banners float above;

and floors of massive stone, afforded ample was dark and cheerless-and, for the first time, have touched the hardest observer. Old men, lodging for their little band. From the towers the thirst of gold entered into his soul. • It thrust forth from their homes in hamlet and city, they might look forth on many a faded and can do all,' was the last thonght he cherished, childless and companionless, even on the brink sacred scene, of mountain, valley, and shore, as, laying himself on the couch, a deep and long of the grave, with none to soothe their passage in defence of which they came to give their slumber stole over him; “it can give me friends to it; their dim gaze bent forward, as if even life — at least, so they professed — and their power-pleasure-even in the desert.'now the king of terrors bade them come. And deeds did not belie their words. A well of The following scene is too picturesque to be by their side knelt children, but not their own, water within the walls supplied their thirst, omitted :

cast on the kindness of the stranger.” and incursions to the rich sides of the moun “ It was the day of a Christian festival ; and Many of the descriptions are perfect pictures. tain, or the plain beyond, where hamlets and it was resolved by the people and their pastor We regret we have not room for the scene pastures are still scattered, supplied, no doubt, that it should be more than usually splendid, where the young Saracen enters the tent of the the demands of hunger.”

on account of the strangers’ arrival. The situ- prisoner knight for the purpose of avenging The characters of the three knights, its de-ation of Aden was peculiarly adapted to give her father's death: it is conceived in the very fenders, are exceedingly well imagined, and effect to the simple and solemn ceremony: the spirit of poetry. While on the subject of brought into admirable contrast with each ground that sloped gently towards it, on each poetry, we must remark on the great beauty other. The serene enthusiasm, the calm reso- side, was covered thick with trees : in the mid- of the occasional poetry scattered through these lution, the high religious tone, only softened dle ran a rapid stream, and the dwellings on volumes. We extract two or three verses of by his tender love for his sister, in Sir Philip, both of its banks were connected by a bridge a piece which must have been written under find their opposite in the equally brave, but of fine stone, of simple and light proportions. one of the cedars of Lebanon. more worldly and selfish, De Clifford. The The people, the greater part of whom were

“ Look forth--the land is beautiful, two female characters are similarly well opposed : females, all dressed in white for the festival,

The rose fills Carmel's sacred air; the strong affection, subdued but not destroyed were passing in eager groups over the bridge,

The cedar trees of Lebanon

Seem natural temples made for prayer. by earnest devotion, of the meek yet high- and along the edge of the water, that rolled on

But each rose wears a deeper dye, minded Isabel, is of another order to the beau- silent and glittering in the sunbeams. The Caught from the battle's crimson rain ; tiful and passionate Saracen, whose only rule gray mountain steeps rose above the body of And every lofty cedar's bough of action is impulse. Lucius is, however, the foliage; and this contrast was heightened by

Is diooped above the unburied slat. most original conception; "the quicksand paths the pure and exqnisite piles of snow, that, far that lead from fault to crime" are developed above, hung in the cloudless air. There was

I ask the dying and the dead,

Is this the faith of hope and love? with great truth. The want of dramatic power a rich cultivation on every side ; the villagers The willows on Moriah's side in the dialogues is our author's chief failing evidently lived in great comfort, and even

Are heavy with the harp no more ; yet the story requires them but little ; and both competency; for few soils reward the hand of

The sword is ploughshare of the land

Which angel footsteps loved of yore." the narrative and descriptive style are especially industry so profusely as that of the interior flowing and graceful. The scene where the of Lebanon. To be the pastor of such a place We must find a place for the prose sketch love of gold first wakens in the heart of Lucius was an enviable thing. The church stood on which doubtless suggested the above lines. the Armenian, will give some idea of a picture a green bank at the extremity of the dwel “ Felled with an unsparing hand, neglected afterwards skilfully filled up.

lings : the cemetery was below in the shadow by a desolate and oppressed people, these fa“ Unclasping his girdle, he eagerly took from of the wood. Slowly and sweetly the hymn mous cedar groves had shrunk gradually away, his vest the vessels of gold that he had saved in rose on the air, sung by so many and willing leaving a naked and melancholy waste, where his flight, and placed them, one by one, on the voices, and the procession came forth and once was unfading coolness, and the gloom at

table. • Glittering baubles,' he said ; the passed on in the avenues of the trees, whose noon-day, so welcome to the weary. The ini hands that have so often clasped you, are now broken shadows, trembling in the breeze, habitant, who once • made his nest beneath 5. sealed in death, and the forms that have been were thrown on the forms and faces of the the pleasant branches,' was now compelled to 1 bowed before your fancied virtue, are food for suppliants. The pastor led the way, followed lay his head on the rock : one group was still

the vulture.' He stood, regarding them silently by the chief inhabitants ; then came the fe- left, on which the tempest and the lightning

for a long time, a thousand thoughts revolving males — all young women, with garlands of had spent their fury for ages ; but the trunks its in his mind ; those which his own situation flowers on their brow, and bearing branches of were unscathed, the foliage unwithered. Thou{ excited were bitter and painful in the extreme. the palm-tree in their hands. They were re- sands of years ago, the kings of the earth built * A tranquil and luxurious home was suddenly markable for the luxuriant hair, and the fresh their palaces and temples from these noble it taken from him : the numerous brethren, by and ruddy complexion peculiar to the women trees, and thought that their glory and beauty o whom he was held in high regard and esteem, of this mountain region. When issuing from were to be for ever ; but time had smote them

for his talents and influence, if not for his the wood, they moved along the brink of the like the thistle on the hill. The people looked virtues, were buried in the ruins of their mo- water, the effect was beautiful, the rich and on the trees with reverence ; and every one nastery, or else helpless outcasts. Deep dis- clear tones of their voices rising and falling. cut pieces from the branches, to be treasured tress, like deep poverty, often hardens and cor- It was only during their pause, at times, as relics, and borne to their various homes ; rupts the heart; and so it proved here. The that the soft rush of the river was heard. they were about twenty in number, of imyouthful priest had been, during the many The many fugitives, as well as ecclesiastics mense size, being thirty or forty feet in ciryears of his profession, careless, gay, and fond from Acre, helped to swell the procession. cumference, with divers rows of branches, of indulgence; loved by his companions of a Mingling in the latter, were two figures that stretching straight out, as though they were similar vein, and seldom more than gently re- did not seem of the people of the village: they kept by art; some young cedar trees had been proved by his elders. Prosperity, perhaps, had were females : the low stature, as well as calm planted around by the hands of others, but it shrouded the vices of his nature—the few days aspect of the first, marked her to be Isabel was only to grow up and die. The part of of famine, of scorn, of friendlessness, produced Audeley. There was another, whose veil the mountain where they stood was a small a rapid and fearful change; and he now stood, had never for a moment been drawn aside. plain, around which rose the high and snow. a selfish, a heartless, and a lonely man-re- Her looks bent on the ground, and her hands covered peaks, whose white mantle no summer solved to seek his own ends through every crossed on her breast, she joined not in the took way: it looked like a solitary world; the change of fortune. He saw that the desperate ceremony, save by a slow and almost uncon- only thing that triumphed over the wide de. bravery of the knights would probably throw scious step. At last the long procession as- cay that had come down on city, temple, and some chances in his way, that might be turned cended the bank, and entered the church. forest, was this single and eternal group of to great advantage; and their commission gra. Two of the soldiers of St. John followed, with cedars : each year saw them put forth their tified at once his love of wandering through an altered demeanour, in which the pride rich and proud foliage, and the same shadows a land where so many happy hours had been and cruelty of their career seemed to vanish that had sheltered the princes of Tyre and passed, and the desire of fanning the expiring before a holier influence; for the spectacle of Judah, now waved over the lonely group of llames of resistance to the Saracens. He pre- this assembly, thus worshipping in the wilder. Christians. One tree alone of the group had ferred, also, to trust to the promises and pro- ness, was strangely impressive. The pallid and fallen, long since, it was said by some ; accordtection of these men, two of whom, he was anguished features of so many suppliants, on ing to others, but a few years ago; but whether 'aware, were of great wealth, as well as rank, whom misery fell so suddenly -- and on whom blown down by the storms, or levelled at last than to seek refuge in Europe, as a houseless poverty, like an armed man, had come; the by age, it was not easy to decide. Slowly the and friendless guest. Struggling with the youthful and elegant forms of women, wasted hand of decay came over it: for, while some exhaustion that weighed down his frame, he by the fearfulness of war, and the hands of the branches were withering, and put forth strove to look forward into futurity; but it clasped in trembling yet fervent hope, would ) no leaves, the rest were yet green and feebly

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flourishing ; for the struggle for life was stills and inelegant in language. Kings of all sorts / were not slow in promising wonders to their strong in the noble tree.” are an offence in his sight

mistresses; and the latter amused themselves There is an exquisite episode of a wife aban “ The very name of Nazarene

with imposing tasks upon their lorers, to be doned by her husband, whose heart pours its

Is wormwood to his Paynim spleen.” executed in the expected sally. One desired a woman's love on a child of the village where His style is, occasionally, particularly objec- pebble from the opposite bank of the river; she dwells. We regret our limits forbid fur- tionable-ex. gr. “ Louis XIV. next took it into another longed for a branch of a tree which ther extract, particularly of some very sweet his head to fall out with the Dutch.". The grew near the enemy's camp; and a thini lines on the child's death, though the author same monarch also sits on the arch of his tri- charged her servant with an ironical message has been more careless of their polish than his umphs, “ to snuff up the adulation of the to one of the Norman leaders, desiring biz,

The sultan Melec Seraph's tent is world.” A monk gives a sigh “ from the very during its delivery, to strike three blows upon sketched, “ profuse in eastern luxury;" and bottom of his bowels :" this seems rather a the Pagan's shield. Adele gave some trifiez we would point attention to the monastery favourite expression, for it occurs once or twice commission of this kind to almost every one “ of the Martyrs ;" to several of the desert besides ;~a knight, in combat, gives a stroke present; and as the Count Odon remarked the scenes ; to the interview in the convent be- from “ the very bottom of his bowels" also. air of absolute devotion with which his sister's tween 'Isabel and Ithalie : and though we But we must in fairness observe, that these are commands were listened to, a flush of pride rose have carefully avoided any hint of the story, only occasional blemishes; for Mr. Ritchie's into his brow. Conscious that the admiring we must inform our younger readers that the language is often beautiful, even to poetry. eyes of her brother, whom she herself admired dénouement is equally new and unexpected. Before we return to do full justice to his great more than any human being, were fixed aptea

In conclusion we must say, Mr. Carne has talents for narrative, we must again allude to her, she became more wildly gay, and pare been very successful in the Oriental character the false flippancy of his historical summary. more extravagant scope to her imaginatie, given to his story, without losing human inter- The war against the Saxons was carried on by Listen, sirs,' said she; there is one thing I est in the picturesque. We doubt not but the Charlemagne to extermination ; Mr. Ritchie had forgotten-a very trifle, it is true, and author's pain will be repaid by the author's calls them “ the martyrs of liberty"_license hardly worth the asking; but there may be pleasure-popularity.

rather : a set of bold idolaters, they were to some one here who will condescend to the task Europe what the Danes were a century later. for the sake of Adele.' Name it !_name iz"

Again we repeat, nothing can be more 'unjust cried the chiefs, and the circle narrowed rated The Romance of History--France. By Leitch than to judge of ancient times by our present her as they spoke. “There is a tent,' she of Ritchie. 3 vols. 12mo. London, 1830.

more equitable views: warfare, in those days, tinued, at the eastern angle of the Noruša E. Bull.

was a great and terrible means of civilisation. camp, distinguished from the rest by the spidi. We must divide our review into two parts, as Out of evil hath worked good ; and a nice line dour of its appearance, and the wide open arr. we have two opposite opinions to deliver, and of distinction ought to be drawn between our that encircles it, guarded by a double salle to consider Mr. Ritchie in his romantic, and present conviction of the sin and error of blood. huts. Except on particular nights, when : then in bis historical, character. We have no shed, and the former fierce spirit which made idolatrous fires are blazing, and the heaties hesitation in saying, that, as tales, this collec- battle glorious, because, in reality, necessary. gather into this enclosure for the performs tion is the best of the series. The stories are Mr. Ritchie has fallen too much into the com. of their unholy rites, the sole inhabitants d interesting, told with much dramatic effect in, mon cant against conquerors: the dominion of the tent are an aged woman of lofty status often, very beautiful language, and with an the church is also a perpetually recurring sub- and a young child. The former appears to * animation which keeps the attention awake. ject of sarcasm. Now, no one can be more even as a priestess among this unbelieving pen The first three tales are our especial favourites. thoroughly convinced than ourselves of the ple, and either the mother of the infantei The manners of the age give a rich and pic- evil of this enormous spiritual power; but let nurse appointed to tend and care for his turesque effect to the scene, while the spirit it be also remembered, that the priests were in Adele paused, and glanced carelessly reut. is just idealised enough to meet our modern those days the only depositaries of either reli- among the crowd of admiring hearers. Speak conception of romance. The attempts at hu- gion or learning; the only advocates, and, in a cried they with one voice ; command, we z mour are failures-Mr. Ritchie is either coarse great measure, the conservators, of peace—some ready! I would that some one,' said : (too common a fault with him, by the by,) or power was absolutely requisite. The monas- spoiled beauty, 'would bring me that Pack extravagant; but we readily excuse the "King teries were places of refuge; and many of the boy for a foot-page!' The chiefs were sea; of the Beggars," and the “ Magic Wand," in large donations were bestowed with the view some from surprise, and some in the beliet die favour of the Bondsman's Feast” and “the that the donors or their children would benefit she had spoken in jest, so madly desperate Pilgrim of St. James,” which are equally spi- by the very shelter they endowed. All human the enterprise appear; but the next mace. rited and characteristic. " The Rock of the institutions are liable to error; and the system Eriland stepped into the circle. « Made Fort" must not be omitted, as it is a favour of the pontifical power was essentially a human said he, with a low obeisance, if I ret able specimen of the author's lighter powers : institution. The tide of events always finds from to-morrow's sally a living man, I wil the historical incident is told in a very amusing its own level; and as soon as this great autho- that infant at your feet!'” manner. But is not the romance of the his-rity became only a hindrance and an injury, The young hero makes his way into * tory of France a misnomer, as regards great it was destroyed, or weakened - and, alas! camp. part of these volumes ? “The Phantom Fight," with much bloodshed: but who shall read his. “ Farther on, the tent described by Ad and “ the Serf,” are founded on Flemish tory, and not own that blood bas ever been the and on which he had himself often gazed to history; and the “ Dream Girl," a very af- seal of great change? We have gone rather at the city walls, presented a striking and best fected term for a somnambulist, has no sort of length into this subject, because this work is ful contrast. It was surrounded by a historical connexion with the plan; and this is destined for the young; and sweeping conclu- grove of Aowering shrubs, which filled the the more to be blamed, as Mr. Ritchie has, sions are always bad, more especially for the with a delicious fragrance, and a stream, triso after all, left untouched the great mass of the youthful, who cannot be too soon taught to ling from a fountain of carved stone, wand-zi romantic annals of France. The poetical re- hesitate in forming an opinion—to balance the murmuring through the green parterre at cords of Provence, the chivalrous court of Fran- good and the evil and to learn, that the only entrance. The pace of the adventurer sas cis I., the eventful contests between the Hugue-secret for forming an accurate judgment is to ened as he approached ; and it was at last nots and the Catholics, the romantic adven- make allowances.

noiseless tread and suppressed breathing tures of Henry IV., the rich field of the wars We have now to let our author speak for he entered the tent, where the silence seca of the Frondeurs, so full of incident—are all himself—the time is during the siege of Paris strange and almost preternatural. No pas left wholly unnoticed. Our author does not by the Normans.

phernalia of religion, however - no ares. appear to us to have entered con amore into " A spectator would not have been able to spiring gloom, such as he had been accusso his subject; he looks on the past as if he were conjecture, from the appearance that evening to in the usages of his own church, met > pointing ont its defects in a debating society; of the little court of Adele, that a struggle was view ; the open lattices admitted a softene and when he talks of Froissart as “a cold, dry so nearly at hand which, in all probability, light through leaves and flowers, and disco writer,” he shews how little he is embued with would decide the fate of the city. The laugh nothing more terrible than a lovely into the spirit of the romance he undertakes to and the jest went lightly round; lays were sleeping in a cradle of wicker upon the illustrate. He judges of the acts of past ages sung, and legends recited of the olden time; The features of the warrior relaxed at by that unfair criterion, the opinions of the pre- warriors whispered soft tales in ladies' ears, sight; he gazed upon the little creature visit sent; and as his premises are unfair, bis conclu- and ladies blushed and smiled while they lis- feeling of joy and tenderness; and taking: sions are unjust. His“historical summary" istened. Although the formal Vows of the Phea- cautiously in his arms, as one robs the desire a Hippant collection of prejudice-commonplace sant had not yet come into fashion, the chiefs | bird, he fled with his prize. At the instas

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startling scream rang in his ears, and a woman, hearts! Farewell, my true comrades in arms! critic) on art generally, on the peculiar quali who had been concealed by the drapery of the Farewell the light of day, the song of birds, ties of the Venetian school, and on the style of tent, rushed after him. Her lofty figure was and the sweet rush of waters ! Farewell

, my Titian, its illustrious chief. From these re. unbent by the load of years whose mark was on life!' and grasping his sword with both hands, marks our extracts shall be principally, although her brow ; and she was arrayed in a costume of the stout cavalier shouted his battle cry, and not entirely, made. picturesque extravagance, and crowned with rushed into the midst of his enemies. At this We trust that our young students in paint. garlands of evergreen shrubs, whose leaves moment a voice was heard behind, which rose ing will attend to the following sound opinion : seemed to mock the tresses, as white as snow, distinct and terrible above the yells of the “ I will in this place venture to give my opi. with which they were twined. Eriland had multitude, and, springing over the wall of the nion, that there is no way so improving to a hardly time to turn round to gaze upon this enclosure where Eriland had descended, a student, as to finish his pictures to the utmost strange apparition, when he felt himself wound. gigantic Norman flung himself into the midst minuteness in his power; by which means he ed by a lance she bore in her hand. Disdain. of the fray. The people fell back at his com. will acquire a thorough knowledge of the exact ing to combat with a woman, he merely par. mand with habitual obedie: ce, conceiving, it is forms and character of the parts. If he has a ried, without returning, her furious blows; supposed, that he claimed to himself the pre- genius for the art, he will soon discover what but finding at length the odds less unequal rogative of despatching the prisoner ; but he may treat slightly or leave out of his work ; than he imagined, he was constrained to dis- when they saw that his purpose was to save and if he has none, he will be enabled, by this arm her. He would then have resumed his rather than destroy, they returned with re. method, to give such an air of truth to his flight; but the old woman, seizing on his man- newed fury to the assault. With entreaties productions as will pass for merit with a large tle, with the most passionate entreaties and mingled with imprecations and menaces, the part of the community, by which he will be lamentations, partly in her own language and giant at first endeavoured to shield his protegé; secure of employment, and will also have a cer. partly in his, besought his forbearance. "A but when these were unavailing, he had recourse tain claim to respect. But a careless, and what Christian and a soldier !' she exclaimed ; oh, to blows ; and they cut their way through the is often supposed to be a bold manner, when thou who warrest with babes and women, be- half-yielding, half-resisting mob to the outer practised by the ignorant, is detestable, and think thee of thy honour and thy faith! By wall.' Eriland grasped the hand of his un- shews a kind of unfeeling assurance, as if the the sword of thy father-by the pains of thy known friend; and the two warriors looked artist said, “ Any thing is good enough for the mother in travail--by the souls of thy young for a moment in one another's faces with an public! brothers and sisters-by thy home, thy'altar, expression of admiration and esteem. · The " The diligence with which he (Titian) pur. and thy God, have pity on the gray hairs of young child," said the Norman, 'sent thee this sued his studies is sufficiently evident from his my age—have mercy on the child of a nation's rescue.' "To thee, notwithstanding,' replied success. Statesmen and warriors may grow hope! He never injured thee nor thine; see, Eriland, ' I owe a life;' and jumping over the great from unexpected accidents, and from a he smiles--yea, even now, he smiles in thy fortifications, he regained the city."

fortunate concurrence of circumstances, neither face! Hard-hearted man! does not that holy We can only add, that the rest of the story procured nor foreseen by themselves; but repubeam fall like sunshine on thy soul to warm is equal to these spirited scenes. Mr. Ritchie tation in the fine arts or the learned world and to melt? Give him back to my arms, and has a most original invention-a vivid power must be the effect of industry and capacity. receive the blessing of the aged and the stranger. of creation; and we give him but his due when Titian never lost an hour--always endeavour. Give me back the green leaf of promise the we say he is by far our best writer of romantic ing to add excellence to excellence.” sweet bud of hope and delight! Give back my and imaginative tales.

They may also derive some valuable hints child my life of life—my own—my beautiful

from the subjoined observation :--my boy, my boy!' and she threw herself The Life of Titian ; with Anecdotes of the dis “ I cannot but think that Titian had a con. at the feet of the warrior, tearing her white tinguished Persons of his Time. By James siderable advantage in the improvement of his hairs, and weeping and lamenting, as if Northcote, Esq., R.A. 2 vols. 8vo. London, taste for colouring, from having been in his her heart would break. Eriland hesitated. 1830. Colburn and Bentley.

first studies taught fresco-painting, by which The smiles of the young infant—the tears of Mr. NORTHCOTE has been too frequently his eye was early inured to that fresh, clear, the aged woman-the breath of the flowers and before the public, both as a painter and a wri- and unadulterated tone which is unavoidably shrubs-the coolness of the air—the murmur ter, to render it necessary for us to eulogise his preserved in all those works that are done of the water--all nature, animate and inani. various merits. Veteran as he is, his mind without oil. It was by degrees he crept into mate, conspired to shake his resolution. His seems to retain at least the greatest portion of the knowledge of the use of oil, without having soul was touched with pity_his eyes filled with the freshness and energy of youth. The vo- had his eye familiarised by early habit to the tears ; and pressing his trembling lip to the lumes which he has just produced have not heavy, dingy, slimy effect of various oils and cheek of the babe, he restored it to its nurse, been subjected to any very strict arrangement megilps ; which, as they more and more preand sprang over the wall of the enclosure. (a ciroumstance which is, perhaps, not at all to vail, soak up and destroy the wholesome freshThe panic had in the mean time subsided, and be regretted); but they contain a great mass ness and purity of the tints, and reduce them it was known that only a single stranger was of curious and amusing matter, and much food at last to the saturated appearance of an oil. in the camp. Guards were stationed at every for serious reflection.

skin umbrella. . Artists who paint in waterpossible avenue of escape, and spies posted on When the length of Titian's life, the cele- colours justly wish to give their pictures the the roofs of the houses, to give notice of the brity he enjoyed, and his constant intercourse force and finish of oil; as those who paint in appearance of the prey ; while a tumultuous with all who were distinguished either by oil should endeavour to impart to their tints crowd rolled like a stormy flood through the rank or by talent in his time, are considered, the clear and vivid purity of water-colours. camp, every individual quivering with rage, it will not appear surprising that Mr. North- And the clearness of the one, with the depth. and hungering and thirsting after vengeance. cote, in the course of his narrative, has intro- and solidity of the other, is what Titian pos. Eriland had no sooner left the enclosure than duced sketches—some very slight, others ap- sessed the power of uniting beyond any other he was descried ; and in a few moments more proximating to a finish-of many persons, of painter that ever lived.” he saw the gleam of weapons amidst the tents, whom every body must be desirous of knowing A third lesson, although of a different na. and heard the near tread of his executioners, something. Among these are, Giorgione, the ture, may be found in an entertaining anecdote who rushed towards him, yelling like famished Bellini, Leo X., Bembo, Navagero, Francis I., of Alfonso Lombardi, the sculptor, a friend of wolves. The city walls were visible from Aretin (with numerons letters), Algarotti, Titian's, and a youth of great promise :where he stood, and the tower was still Tribolo, Benvenuto Cellini, Paul Veronese, “ As he grew up, he was considered very crowded with ladies, the proud banner of St. Tintoret, Charles V., Alfonso Lombardi, Va. handsome, having a very fine-proportioned per's Martin floating over their heads. A thousand sari (with his history and correspondence), son, with a healthy and spirited countenance. thoughts swept across the heart of the warrior Hippolito, Alexander, Catharine, and Giovanni This undoubtedly was the chief cause of his as if at one instant. His dreams of fame_his de Medicis, Clement VII., Pordenone, Paris being idle; and accordingly he seemed to prac. youth, unripe and unrenowned—his presump- Bordone, Paul III., the Duke of Urbino, Mi. tise the art as if more for his amusement or for tuous love-his obscure and unpitied death! chael Angelo (with many letters), Ludovico a certain vanity only, having no relish for the • Adele !” he exclaimed aloud, looking with Dolce, El Mudo, &c. &c. &c. They will all slow and laborious process of cutting and chistraining eyes towards the city— lovely and well repay the perusal. But the most valuable selling marble: and (what is not very uncombeloved! Oh, would that thou couldst see me part of the work we take to be (and we wish mon in the youthful period of life, he became die! Yet thou wilt guess my fate, and my it had borne a greater proportion to the biogra- a very great fop, and attired himself most fanunstained name will live in thy memory. phical and historical part), the original remarks tastically. He used to wear round his neck Farewell, noble banner of France ! - long by Mr. Northcote himself (an artist of no and on his arms, as well as on different parts mayest thou wave over strong walls and brave mean powers, and a judicious and experienced of his dress, fine ornaments of gold, and


appeared more like a gallant or high-born cour- other artist ; and for every portrait Titian took | school made great progress, from the opportu. tier, than a studious artist desirous of fame in of him he gave him a thousand crowns in gold. nities they had of painting large façades and his profession; and, in truth, when he was Titian in all painted three portraits of the saloons. As Titian, by living at Venice, had thus decked out, he carried it very awkwardly; emperor ; and when he last sat to him, at the not the facility of examining ancient Forks, for his dress was more gaudy and extravagant conclusion of the picture, Charles said, with he could not fundamentally acquire a great than that of persons of quality; so that, while emphasis - This is the third time I have style, like Michael Angelo; and for that reason he put himself into competition with them, and triumphed over death.""

he did not bestow on bis delineation of forms all wished to be taken for a man of wealth and In speaking of some pictures which Titian that attention which they merited, and applied consequence, instead of being admired and re- painted at a mature period of his life, Mr. himself more to the appearance of truth, which spected, he was laughed at and despised by all Northcote observes - and the observation is depended on the colours of the body, and ar. men of sense, and became the jest of his asso- pregnant with instruction:

rived in that part, by continual exercise of ciates. Alfonso, being thus enamoured of him. “ These pictures are in the possession of his painting and copying nature, to such excellence, self, became abandoned to pleasure and to pur- Catholic majesty, and held in high esteem for that he never has been equalled ; and sha: suits little befitting a prudent and ingenious the vivacity Titian has given to the figures; and contributed much to this, was the vanity of the artist; and at length, by these habits, lost all in colour they are equal to nature itself. But Venetian gentry, who wished to be painted by the fame he had acquired. He next took it it is certain that about this time he made a very him, or to have from his hand those exquisite into his head to fall in love, and this with a great alteration in his style of execution from female figures. Contemporary with Titian, noble lady. One night, being at a wedding- that which he practised in his younger days. the Duke of Mantua employed Mantegnia, who ball in the palace of a Bolognese count, this for his first pictures are finished with most in- established at Modena the first academy that young lady happened to be there also; and she credible diligence, so as to bear examining near, had been in Italy, from which came Bianchi, by chance became his partner. In the midst and yet look well at a distance also : but the the master of Antonio Allegri, named Correr: of the dance he turned towards her; and, work's he did about this time are full of strokes gio. From the foundation of the Venetian school

, heaving a profound sigh, said, as he looked in and spots, after a certain bold manner, so that a mode of proceeding was adopted, which, her face with what he thought ineffable soft. they seem nothing when viewed close, though though well calculated to give the painter a ness in his eyes-S' amor non è, che dunque è they look well at a distance, as if perfectly greater promptness of execution, a more com. quel ch' io sento ?-If it be not love that I feel, finished. This last manner of his, many paint- manding dexterity of hand, and a more chasté pray then what is it?' The lady, to put a ers have endeavoured to imitate, by which and lively colouring, than is to be found in the stop to his impertinence, smiled and answered they have made very gross and random work. artists of the Roman or Florentine schools, E' sarà qualche pidocchio-Perhaps it is a They have been tempted to imagine it done was also the means of introducing a want to 1_se.' This answer being overheard by the with ease ; but in this they are much mis- correctness in their compositions, and a neglect company, was soon talked of through all the taken, as it is the result of very long practice of purity in their outlines. Their method as city of Bologna, and he became tbe jest of the and vast judgment, earned from experience; to paint every thing without the preparation whole town."

and so far from being easy, that it is impossible of a drawing; whereas the Roman and Flo The temporary rivalry of Pordenone with to do it well without a long life of preparation. rentine painters never introduced a figure of Titian elicits a caustic reflection, the justness And as it demonstrates the great master of the which they had not studied and prepared a of which, however, must be allowed by all. art, the ignorant are captivated, and conceive model or cartoon. Following the system of his

“ How exactly we find the same thing in that it can be performed at will—not appre- countrymen, Titian painted immediately from our days, when scarcely a year passes but we hending the infinite labour it has cost to ac- nature; and possessed of a correct eye, attaned are called upon to bestow our wonder and at- quire this seeming facility. If the painter to the harmony of effect, he acquired a style of tention on some new and surprising genius, should be asked how long he was about the colouring perfectly conformable to truth. See who makes a prodigious noise for a season, and picture done in so masterly and free a style, he tisfied with this identity of imitation, he was then is heard no more! The earnest desire of might give the answer of one of the moderns little sensible of the select beauty of form, or mankind for novelty, and the pleasure it gives on a similar occasion, to wit-All my life!!" the adaptation of that characteristic expres. to those who fondly hope they have had the On the Venetian school generally, and on sion, so essential to the higher order of historic sagacity to bring the hidden treasure to light, the style of Titian in particular, the following painting. In his works of that description, if tempts them to decry the most established re- passage contains much valuable remark: we look for the fidelity of the historian, he will putation, and leads them to suppose that their “ The Venetian painters who fixed the style be found, like other artists of his country, liide new-discovered favourite may supply the vacant of their countrymen, were most certainly scrupulous in point of accuracy. He neither place; the frequent failures they experience Giorgione and Titian. Giorgione took the presents us with the precise locality of the sæce, being passed over without making them wiser.” hint of that fine manner of colouring which, the strict propriety of the costume, nor the ac

It is well known that Charles V. made Titian as we observed before, became the distinguished cessories best suited to the subject ; attributes se a knight and count of the holy Lateran pa- characteristic of the Venetian school, from estimable in the works of those painters who lace, and of the imperial court and consistory; Leonardo da Vinci, the Florentine; and Titian consulted the best models of antiquity. and that, subsequently, he created him a count carried it to the greatest possible perfection; As Titian contented himself with a faithful palatine. These honours,” observes Mr. but Titian adopted this search into colouring representation of nature, his forms were tine Northcote, “it is the more necessary to recall at an early period of life, and (comparatively when he found them in his model. If, like to the reader's attention, as they are at this speaking) knew but little of any thing else that Raphael, he had been inspired with the genuine time so totally absorbed and lost in the splen- might tempt him into other pursuits ;-he gave love of the beautiful, it might have led him to dour of his single name—so universally known up almost his whole time to improving colour- have courted it in selected nature, or in her from his eminent talents-that it seems like a ing to the utmost perfection it was capable of more attractive charms to be found in the pojest even to mention the inferior distinctions receiving: therefore, if Titian is more re- lished graces of the antique : the purity of his bestowed on him by earthly princes; for be markable as a colourist than as a draftsman, design thus united with the enchanting magie was a man endowed by Heaven with such the climate had nothing to do with it. And of his colouring would have stamped him the transcendent abilities, that, to use the words Michael Angelo, like the great and judicious most accomplished painter that the art has pro. of Kneller in speaking of himself, “ he was one artist that he was, did not ascribe Titian's ex- duced. But although Titian cannot with proof God Almighty's noblemen.'”

cellence in colouring, or his defects in other priety be placed among those artists who have The anecdote of Charles's having twice picked parts, to any particular direction of genius distinguished themselves by the excellence of up this great artist's pencil, and presented it to which might enable him to succeed in any one their choice, and the refinement of their expres. him, saying, “ To wait on Titian was service part of the art more than in another: no, he sion, he is not altogether wanting in grandeur for an emperor,” is well known; but we do well knew that the acquisition of the art, in or diguity. Like Michael Angelo, he occasivb. not remember to have met with the following: the whole together, or in the several parts and ally exaggerated or went beyond his model; but

“ Titian had painted the portrait of Charles divisions of it, will always, in the hands of a it was rather to render it more tender and fleshy, several times, as I have before observed ; but man properly qualified, bear a just proportion than, like Buonarotti, to render it more vigorous now being called to the court of that prince, he to the application made, and to the advantages and muscular. A general feeling for colour, for the last time painted his portrait, just as it of study enjoyed. After praising Titian's co- rather than a correct principle of composition, then appeared in the latter part of his life; and louring, his remark upon him is— It is a mis. induced him to make prominent the most beau. this picture also much pleased the renowned fortune that the painters of Venice have not tiful parts of his figures, as affording the finest emperor. Certain it is, that the very first por. a better manner of study. At the same time, masses and the boldest relief. His female trait Titian drew of him so struck' him with Giorgione, who was a little anterior to Titian, figures and children are preferable to those of admiration, that he would never after sit to any founded a school of painting at Venice, which his men ; and he has given them an air

naïveté and ease, which, though not absolutely

have caused such a destruction in our game, grace, is nearly allied to it; and it is generally Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia, Vol. XIII: we could lie down to sleep, and when we supposed that N. Poussin and the sculptor Fia

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and feed the wolves with their flesh, to make contemplating the works of Titian. As a co. In our last No. we briefly characterised this new our children cry over their bones." lourist, Titian holds an unrivalled dominion volume of the Cabinet Cyclopædia, to which we We give the following, wherein the early over every competitor. No painter has viewed now return, for the sake of illustration. The outbreaking of the American revolt is detailed. nature with so chaste an eye; and to none habits of the American Indian are described Throughout the work, the writer has wisely were the tender blandishments of her charms in a concise, and, at the same time, a very confined himself to the relation of facts, withmore confidentially communicated. In his pic interesting, manner. We omit probably the out obtruding his own political opinions. His tures the tones are so subtilely melted as to most beautiful specimen of Indian eloquence, readers, therefore, will account this an ostenleave no intimation of the colours which were the speech of Logan, since we cannot but sible warrant, that there is no wish to infuse on his pallet; and it is perhaps in that respect presume that it is already well known to our prejudice by a partial narrative—the sure conthat his system of colouring differs so materially readers ; and proceed to quote the accompa- sequence of an author's endeavouring to make from that of Rubens, who was accustomed to nying extract from the (we trust genuine) his readers imbibe his own peculiar political place his colours one near the other, with a speech of a Pawnee chief, addressed to the Pre- notions. slight blending of the tints. He observed, that sident of the United States, as late as 1822. “ The assembly, to the number of ninety, in nature every object offered a particular sur. We think we shall be borne out in considering met at the time and place appointed. They face or character, transparent, opaque, rude, or the speech as beautifully pathetic; and the waited a day for the governor to open the sesa polished, and that these objects differed in the concluding allusion to the future consequences sion; but finding he did not appear, they, on strength of their tints and the depth of their of destroying the buffalo for the sake of traffic the third day, resolved themselves into a proshadows. It was in this diversity, that he with the whites, as a touching appeal, replete vincial congress, and adjourned to Concord, a found the generality and perfection of his art. with pathos and simplicity.

town about twenty miles distant from Boston. Hence, as Mengs remarks, in imitating nature “ My great father, some of your good chiefs, They chose Mr. Hancock president, and aphe took the principal for the whole, and repre- as they are called (the missionaries), have pro- pointed a committee to wait on the governor sented his feshy tones, chiefly composed of posed to send some of their good people among with a remonstrance, in which they apologised demitints, totally by demitints, and divested of us, to change our habits, to make us work, and for their meeting, by representing the distressed demitints those passages in which few were live like the white people. I will not tell a lie; scate of the colony, mentioned the grievous discernible in nature. By these means he ar- I am going to speak the truth. You love your apprehensions of the people, asserted that the rived at an indescribable perfection of colour country; you love your people; you love the rigour of the Boston port bill was increased by ing, which approaches to illusion. In inven- manner in which they live; and you think the manner of its execution, complained of the tion and composition he confined himself to a your people brave. I am like you, my great late laws, and of the hostile preparations on representation of what appeared to him to be father : I love my country; I love my people; Boston Neck, and adjured him to desist imme. naturally necessary to the subject; and this I love the manner in which we live; and í diately from the construction of a fortress there. strict adherence to individuality prompted him think myself and my warriors brave. Spare The governor was at a loss how to act. He to introduce into his historical pictures, instead me, then, my father; let me enjoy my country, could not recognise the meeting at Concord as of ideal characters analogous to the subject, and pursue the buffalo and the beaver, and a legal assembly, and was sensible of the ima heads designed from life, with a precision which other wild animals; and with their skins I will prudence of increasing the public irritation by gave to the most interesting subjects of history trade with your people. I have grown up, and declining to take notice of their remonstrance. the formality of portraiture. That he was lived thus long, without working-I hope you He was constrained by the pressure of circumcapable of occasionally venturing beyond this will suffer me to die without it. We have stances to return an answer; and, in that anboundary, he has given proof in his fine pic- plenty of buffalo, beaver, deer, and other wild swer, he expressed his indignation at the suspiture of St. Pietro Martire, in which his friend animals; we have also abundance of horses- cion that the lives, liberty, or property, of any and admirer Algarotti asserts, that the most we have every thing we want—we have plenty but avowed enemies were in danger from En. fastidious critic cannot find the shadow of de- of land, if you will keep your people off it. glish troops; and observed that, notwithstand. fect. The composition of this celebrated pic- My father (Major O'Fallon) has a piece of ing the hostile dispositions manifested towards ture is admirable; and though composed of very land, on which he lives (Council Bluffs), and them, by withholding almost every necessary few figures, they are spiritedly designed, full of we wish him to enjoy it-we have enough accommodation, they had not discovered that action, and marked with a grandeur seldom without it. We wish him to live near us, to resentment which such unfriendly treatment found in the works of this artist. As a painter give us good counsel, to keep our ears and eyes was calculated to provoke. He told them that, of portraits, Titian is indisputably entitled to open, that we may continue to pursue the right while they complained of alterations in their the highest rank. To the nobleness and sim- road, the road to happiness. He settles all dif- charter by act of parliament, they were them. plicity of character which he always gave them, ferences between us and the whites, and be- selves, by their present assembling, subverting he added what Sir Joshua Reynolds calls • a tween the red skins themselves. He makes that charter, and acting in direct violation of senatorial dignity,' a natural and unaffected the red skins do justice to the whites-he saves their own constitution; he therefore warned air, which distinguishes his personages from the effusion of human blood, and preserves them of their danger, and called on them to those of every other artist; and to his trans. peace and happiness in the land. You have desist from such unconstitutional proceedings. cendent excellence in this branch, he is in- already sent us a father. It is enough. He But the warnings of the governor made no imdebted for a great portion of his fame. To the knows us, and we know him—we have confi- pression on the provincial congress. On the celebrity of Titian as a painter of history and dence in him-we keep our eye constantly 17th of October, that assembly adjourned to portraits, is to be added his excellence in land- upon him; and since we have heard your words Cambridge, a town about four miles from Bos. scape painting. Whether it is predominant, we will listen more attentively to his. It is ton. They resolved to purchase military stores, or introduced as an accessory, it is always too soon, my great father, to send these good and to enlist a number of minute men-so named treated by him in the grandest and most pic-men among us. We are not starving yet ; we from their engaging to take the field in arms turesque style. Such is the admirable back. wish you to permit us to enjoy the chase until on a minute's warning. But the greater part ground of his famous picture of St. Pietro Mar- the game of our country be exhausted until the of the members, although sufficiently zealous tire, than which it would be difficult to find in wild animals become extinct. Let us exhaust in the cause, had no conception of the expense the whole range of art a more sublime and im- our present resources, before you make us toil, attending such proceedings, and were alarmed pressive accompaniment, so artfully conducive and interrupt our happiness. Let me continue at the mention of the most paltry sums. They to the terrific effect of the subject."

to live as I have done; and after I have passed were in easy circumstances, but had little moIn the course of his work Mr. Northcote in- to the Good or Evil Spirit from off the wilder. ney; living on the produce of their farms, their troduces a chapter" on the encouragement of ness of my present life, the subsistence of my expenditure was trifling, and they were utter art in England and Italy,” which we have children may become so precarious as to need strangers to large accounts. They were premarked for extract; but we must defer it until and embrace the assistance of those good people. vailed on, however, at first to vote 7501. stera future number.

There was a time when we did not know the ling, and afterwards to add 15001. more, for whites. Our wants were then fewer than they purchasing warlike stores. By cautious maare now; they were always within our control nagement, their leaders ultimately induced them

-we had seen nothing which we could not get to grant almost 16,000l. sterling, for the purBefore our intercourse with the whites, who pose of maintaining their liberties. Such was


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