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roamed in vain in quest of a hero, he passed over in the chapter you allude to, some slight | The untractable, suspicious, and deceitful chato Athens. There he met with Odysseus ; exaggerations, which I thought necessary to racter of those he had daily to deal with, might and so powerful is the invisible force of sym- insert, in order to place the cause of Greece render this necessary. It was the current pathy, that although they could not understand under a more favourable light, I took the money of the country. No other would pass.” each other's language, they became, in an in- liberty of retrenching those leaves ; fearing you Curious Evasion of the Custom-house Ofstant, intimate friends. According to Tre- might blame me for having allowed my Phil- ficers.-" The markets of Zante and Cephalonia lawney, Odyssens was the personification of hellenism to get so much the better of my ve- received from this province their chief supply the beau ideal of every manly perfection, men- racity.' . If,' answered Mavrocordato, your in cattle, poultry, butter, cheese, honey ; the tal and bodily. He swore by him, and imitated conscience has, since your return, become so larger portion of these articles being sold on him in the minutest actions. His dress, gait, sensitive, I am surprised that you have not Sessini's account, who sent his wife to the air, and address, were not only perfectly simi- begun to revise your work altogether : for that former island to receive the money. He frelar, but he piqued himself even in being as chapter, I am sure could not contain more lies quently sent her over large sums, but, partly dirty; having as much vermin, and letting than the rest.""
fearing to excite the notice of the Ionian gothem loose from his fingers in the same digni Sketch of Mavrocordato.-" The ensemble of vernments, and partly to avoid the customfied manner, as if sparing a conquered enemy. his head was excessively fine, being very large in house duty, he often concealed his gold in the This ridiculous spirit of imitation was, in other proportion to his body; and its bulk was not butter or cheese, which he sent in presents to respects, very useful to him ; for it enabled a little increased by his bushy jet black hair Madame Sessini. Two of these cheeses were, him to endure the privations and hardships in- and prodigious whiskers. His thick eye-brows by some unaccountable mistake, sold to a Zanseparable from the Greek mode of warfare, and huge mustachios gave a wild, romantic tiot, who felt as delighted on discovering in with as much apparent indifference as his pro- expression to his features, which could not but their interior little mines of gold, as Madame totype ; sleeping on the bare earth with a stone produce a striking effect on a stranger. The Sessini was vexed on detecting her error. She for a pillow, and, in one word, sustaining a expression of his physiognomy was that of a in vain applied to the police for restitution : it total want of every bodily comfort. All this, clever, penetrating, ambitious man. His large was replied to her representations, that since however, was only when distant from Athens. Asiatic eyes, full of fire and wit, were tempered they were registered at the custom-house as On his return thither he found ample compen. by an expression of goodness. His looks had cheeses, they were legally bought as such ; and sation for the toils of war, in the enjoyments of not, perhaps, sufficient dignity; for they had that the loss of the money was a just punisha numerous harem. The courage which dis a kind of indecision, and timid flutter, which ment for the deceit which she had practised so tinguished him in Negropont acquired him the prevented him from looking any one stedfastly long on the government. esteem of his friend, and of the palichari. He in the face. His stature was much below the Romance in real Life.-“ A few days after so rapidly and completely moulded himself to usual size ; and his carriage altogether too un- this, Jani Souka, a handsome Albanian Greek, their manners, as to be generally taken for a martial to impart much confidence to a half- who had deserted from Caravansera with his Roumeliot. This, with his generosity, gained civilised people, who prize external appearance company of a hundred and fifty Lachiots, arbim their affection; and his severity ensured so much, and are more, perhaps, than others, rived at the camp. From the beginning of the him their obedience. With similar qualities, influenced by an awe-commanding countenance. revolution, he had, on every important occaTrelawney would, most certainly, have risen The prince also paid too little regard to dress : sion, fought against his co-religionaries, and into notice, had not fortune turned against the insomuch that even the Franks could not re- behaved with so much activity and valour, as friend to whose destinies he had linked his own. frain from remarking how much to his disad- to gain the entire confidence of Omer Pasha Whatever his faults, however, and the blame vantage the contrast was between his plain and other Albanian chiefs. He was, in fact, so which his conduct in embracing the party of a European attire and travelling cap, and the well treated by them, and enjoyed so much rebel and traitor to his country, may draw splendid, highly graceful Albanian costume consideration, that the voice of patriotism alone upon him, every European who knew him in worn by the other chiefs. If nature had neg- would never have made any impression on his Greece cannot but praise the generous qualities lected Mavrocordato's exterior, she amply com- interested mind, had he not at last been caught of his heart, and acknowledge him to have been pensated him for such omission, by the lavish by the lips of love. While in the Turkish a most entertaining companion : and though, manner in which she had endowed his mind. camp, bis mistress unexpectedly entered his owing, no doubt, to his prolonged stay in ori- Educated at Constantinople, he had devoted his tent: disguised as an Albanian page, she had ental countries, his imagination got the better earlier years to the study of Oriental lang ges. fled from Arta, and accompanied one of the of his veracity, or, as Lord Byron observed of Few persons were more intimately acquainted capitano's men, whom he had sent to that town him, “ he could not, even to save his life, tell with Persian and Arabic, of which the court on an errand. She entreated her lover, in con. the truth ;' his narrations were so interesting, language of the Turks is, in great part, formed. sideration of the irresistible motive that actu. that whether true or untrue, one could not but He was an excellent Greek scholar, spoke and ated her, to overlook her imprudence in taking listen to them, with as much pleasure as to the wrote French like a native of France, and was such a step without first consulting him. She wonders of an Arabian tale."
tolerably well acquainted with English and could not, she said, exist far from the man she Greek Women.“ Their feet and ankles, Italian. Setting aside his wit and other qua. loved. For his sake she had sacrificed every which, by the by, rather correspond to Grecian lities, which, in private life, rendered him the interest and consideration; and representing than to modern ideas of beauty, are completely charm of society, we have only to consider to him the danger which would inevitably hid by the folds of these trousers, that are tied him as a public character, belonging to history. burst upon both their heads, were they to relike a purse just below the knee. This gives a He was, perhaps, the only man in Greece, who turn to Albania, owing to the resentment of woman, when walking, completely the appear- united, in an eminent degree, unadulterated pa- her relations, she urged him to join the Greeks. ance of a feathered-paw pigeon. This is the triotism, and the talents which form a states. His qualities as a soldier would be as much more striking, as Grecian coquettes affect as man. He alone was capable of organising and prized, and as well remunerated, by them as much as possible to imitate the walk of a bird. giving a proper direction to civil administra- they were by the pasha ; and for the remainder * You walk like a goose, like a duck,' (cáy tion. This he shewed shortly after his arrival of his days, he would enjoy, undisturbed, all chva, cùy warrì Tipitat) however imperti. in Peloponnesus, when he drew up a form of the sweets of independence and love,—the only nent in the ear of an English belle, are the government out of the chaos in which every real blessings of this life. Jani Souka took most Aattering compliments that can be whis- thing then lay. He gave constant proofs of her advice." pered in those of a Greek one."
his genius for order, whenever he had the lead State of Medicine in Turkey.-" This genVoutier's Memoirs. -“ The best judgment of affairs ; and few, in any country, ever possess- tleman was born at Zagori, a district not far on this work is contained in the following ed more than he did, the talent of simplifying from loanina, famous throughout the Levant anecdote, related to me by Mavrocordato. On the most complicated questions, and rendering for its breed of itinerant quacks. The male Voutier's return to Greece, Mavrocordato re-them intelligible to the most illiterate. The population consists solely of M.D.'s; Zagoriot quested him to favour him with a copy of his rapidity and precision with which he despatched and doctor being synonymes ; and indeed, the Memoirs. Auxious to see in what manner his business was surprising ; and no doubt, the medical profession becomes, in their hands, so conduct, during the siege of Mesolonghi, had extensive practice he had had, when secretary lucrative, as entirely to supersede the necessity been represented, he hastened to consult the to Caravlja, Hospodar of Wallachia, was now of of any other. An idea of their wealth may be chapter which relates that event; when, to no small assistance to him. He had been re- formed from their houses, which are well built, his great surprise, he perceived that the whole peatedly accused of retaining too much the spacious, and the best furnished in Turkey. of it had been torn out. The next day, on principles of a Fanariot education. Incapable When at home, they live like gentlemen at meeting the author, he asked him why he had of a plain, bold, open conduct, it has been said large. It may not prove uninteresting to those given him so imperfect a copy. After stam. that he could only advance by crooked ways, who wish to ascertain the state of medicine in mering for a while, he replied : “As there are, land obtain his ends by tricks and cunning. I Turkey, to hear some particulars relative to
the education and qualifications requisite to -yes-much Greek blood will be spilled—but really in accordance with those fixed principles, obtain a degree at this singular university. two considerable tombs will be erected by the which he professed to have laid down as the The first thing taught to the young men is the Turks. All the old Cleftes examined it, and guide of his political conduct. It is now inprofessional language; a dissonant jargon com- assured that Vattino's words were true,—the tended to try the measures of the Duke of posed purposely to carry on their business, hold appearances of their habitual augury being too Wellington's administration by the same test, consultations, &c. without being understood by plain to be mistaken.
in order to shew, that, however excellent were any being in existence but themselves. They There are two faults in our author's style ; the fixed principles of his grace, they were, are then taught reading sufficiently to decipher the first, that it is sometimes too fine ; and with respect to our foreign relations, in no way the pages of their 177050ı, or manuscript, con. the second, that it is crowded with profes- similar to those which were acted upon by Jr. taining a selection of deceptive formulæ, for all sional phrases —utterly unintelligble to two- Canning; and that, with respect to measures possible diseases incident to human nature. thirds of his readers. As a whole, it is a very of internal policy, if there has been a much less When a candidate has given before the elders amusing volume.
marked deviation, and, indeed, in some strik. proofs of his proficiency in these attainments,
ing instances, an unexpected conformity, yet they declare him to be dignus entrare in docto The Political Life of the Right Hon. George in many cases there has occurred a very decided nostro corpore ; and he then prepares to leave Canning, from his Acceptance of the Seals of variation. In a brief review of this nature it Zagori. The Zagoriots generally travel about the Foreign Department, in September 1822, is not necessary to touch upon every measure Turkey in small bands, composed of six or to the period of his death in August 1827 : of the government, but simply to refer to those eight different individuals, each of whom has a together with a short Review of Foreign Af which, from their importance, afford the best separate part to perform, like strolling players. fairs subsequently to that Event. By Au- means of judging of its principles. In the first One is the signor dottore. He never enters gustus Granville Stapleton, Esq. 3 vols. session after the Duke of Wellington had lea town but mounted on a gaudy-caparisoned 8vo. ondon, 1831. Longman and Co. come the premier, the two leading questions horse, dressed in long robes, with a round hat Since the decease of Mr. Canning, which was were, the corn bill and the test and corporation and neckcloth ; never opening his mouth but affectionately, though briefly, recorded in this acts. On both these measures, Mr. Peel was ex cathedrá, his movements are performed with journal, no occasion so appropriate as the pre- the organ of the government in the House & due professional gravity, and he is at all times sent has been afforded for offering a worthier Commons.” attended by his satellites. One is the apothe-tribute to his memory. It were to be wished Mr. Stapleton proceeds to demonstrate, that cary; the second the dragoman; for it is the that ampler space and longer time could have on both these great measures Mr. Canning's doctor's privilege not to comprehend a syllable been available for the performance of a duty system was abandoned. The Catholic questivn of any other language but the Zagoriot; a third so mournful and so gratifying ; since, whether is next examined, and a powerful light throws is the herald, who, endued with a surprising it be considered in relation to its subject, or to upon its history as a cabinet measure ; but we volubility of tongue, announces through the the authentic character of its materials, this is have only time for one extract more. streets and in the public squares, the arrival one of the most important contributions to the “ When the Duke of Wellington became of the incomparable doctor ; enumerates the political history of Europe that have appeared first minister, he was known to this couetry wonderful cures he has performed ; and en- in the present age. The biography of a Bri- and to Europe as belonging to the continental treats the people to avail themselves of this tish minister of state, founded on documents to school. His name was attached to the treaties providential opportunity: for, not only does which his representative alone could give ac- of Vienna ; and he was universally believed to he possess secrets for the cure of actual dis- cess, and written by a gentleman who filled the have been an admirer of Lord Castlereagh, and eases, but of insuring against their future at- confidential and honourable post of his private an opposer of Mr. Canning's liberal measures. tacks. He possesses the happy talent too of secretary, would have strong claims to atten. On this subject “a contrast had been held ingravidating the barren, and leaves it to their tion, whoever were the individual, and what- up' between them, not only in the daily press, choice to have male or female, &c. &c. He ever were the period, to which it might relate. but also within the walls of parliament. 16 is skilled in the performance of operations for How irresistible, then, must claims of that kind was therefore naturally to be expected ttat the stone, cataracts, hernia, dislocations, &c. be in regard to such a minister as Mr. Can- the duke would not adhere to Mr. Cannicg's Two others, who pass under the denomination ning, and to a period so momentons as that system of neutrality between conflicting pria. of servants, employ their time in going from which forms the last, the most laborious, and ciples,' but would return to that of Lord (a. house to house in quest of patients; and as, the most splendid of his political life.
tlereagh. At the formation of the dnke's go. from their menial employment, they are thought But, important as this work is (and we can, vernment, the public were mystified by the to be disinterested, credit is the more easily from personal knowledge, vouch for its perfect continuance of Lord Dudley in the post of given to their word. Thus they journey from accuracy in every part), we can this week only foreign secretary, which he had held in Mr. town to town, hardly ever remaining more give one short extract, as an example of its Canning's time, and by the recall of the British than a fortnight in any place. After a tour style and character. That extract, however, is ambassador from Lisbon when Don Miguel deof five or six years, they return for a while of much interest, not only to the British reader, clared himself king; but the veil was to a certo their families, and divide in equal shares but to the whole political world.
tain degree withdrawn, when the duke gave it the gains of their charlatanism. On a second “ It has been more than once asserted in to be distinctly understood that he had in as journey, they all change parts, in order to parliament, by persons of consideration, that way pledged 'himself to abandon his own prin. escape detection. The dottore yields his dig- the government of the Duke of Wellington ciples and opinions,' and when the Portuguese nity to the servant, and does the same offices to has been guided by Mr. Canning's principles, charter was overthrown. The preservation a him as he was wont to receive; the dragoman and has maintained his system of foreign that charter during the continuance of Mr. becomes herald, the herald apothecary, &c.” policy. On the merits or the demerits of the Canning's and Lord Goderich's administratioas,
Superstition.-" In the evening we supped duke's administration various opinions may be had been with justice ascribed to its supportes with Vattino. According to custom, a whole- entertained. All that we intend to affirm is, receiving the moral countenance of Great Bri. roasted lamb was brought on the table, and that his grace’s principles of government were tain, who, in common with the other gorersafter it had been carved with the yataghan not the same as Mr. Canning's; and that the ments of Europe, recognised Don Pedro as the (cutlass) of one of the guests, we helped our course of his foreign policy was directly at va- legitimate sovereign of Portugal. Its subverselves with our hands in the best manner we riance with Mr. Canning's system.' Io esta- sion being coincident with the appointment of could. The right shoulder-blade of the animal blish this distinction is obviously but an act of the Duke of Wellington as premier, suspicaces was diligently stripped of the surrounding justice to both parties, lest the one should carry arose that the one event contributed to bring meat; and then handed to Vattino, as the off the praise, or be made responsible for the about the other. All hope, howerer, (with person then present best qualified to foretell, faults, which the adherents or enemies of the those who understood the matter.) of the froin its appearances, the foreboding events. other may be respectively disposed to attribute duke's perseverance in Mr. Canning's system Placing it before the candle, he attentively to his political measures
. In the preceding was destroyed, when his grace betrayed such considered the outlines presented by the vas- pages of this work, Mr. Canning's principles of extreme eagerness to seize the opportunity a cular system of the diaphanous portion of the action have been not only stated in his own ridding himself of Mr. Huskisson and his bone ; the whole company waiting in deep si- words, but have been illustrated by examples friends, and when Lord Dudley was replace lence to his oracular observations. Every one of their practical application. There is no by Lord Aberdeen, whose inclination towards of the palichari was horror-struck on seeing room, therefore, for any mistake or misrepre- the holy alliance was supposed to be not les the sudden alteration that took place on his sentation as to their nature; and, further, a strong than that of the premier himself. This physiognomy, and on hearing the following pause in the narration has more than once been inclination was displayed in the very first speech word uttered with a solemn, impressive voice : made, for the purpose of bringing his measures which his lordship delivered.” · Brethren, the enemy is preparing against us; to the test, by inquiring whether they were “ Judging, therefore, of the foreign policy and
the Duke of Wellington's government by what Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, intendence ; besides a great many in the Swewas manifested of its tendency with respect to is altogether worthy of the best expectations dish provinces, from his designs and directions. Portugal, and of the exposition made of it in which could be formed of any production of Others have been transported to Denmark, to parliament by the foreign secretary, it is im- the kind, under the most favourable auspices. Russia, to the United States of America, and possible not to conclude that, upon principle, it By judicious arrangement, compression, and elsewhere._In one, which was erected at Stock.. sided with the ultra-monarchical extreme. That the employment of tables, it is really surprising holm, an English family, that of Admiral Ba. point once established, it follows that the par- how much of the latest, and consequently most ker, resided during the summer of 1829, and tisans of that extreme must have acquired useful, information is contained in these pages. were extremely well satisfied with the accom
greater confidence than ever' in their own All recent changes in legal and political mat- modation which it afforded. strength. The consequence of such confidence, ters are carefully noted ; and abridgements con Although these houses have often been erected Mr. Canning had always anticipated would be, vey almost every thing necessary to be known on great heights, they have, even in the worst to incite that one of the two parties which respecting commercial subjects, statistics, astro- season of the year, resisted the most severe and entertained overweening notions of its own nomical phenomena, &c. &c. &c. In short, the tempestuous weather much better than the vigour, to such extraordinary efforts for obtain- whole is a treasury of intelligence, so fit to be ordinary buildings in their neighbourhood. As ing an increase of power, as would provoke referred to in the course of the ensuing year, wood is not so good a conductor of caloric as violent resistance, and consequently collision. that we are sure no person in active life could stone or brick, they are, by means of stoves, Collision certainly has taken place, and that have a better “ Companion."
more easily warmed and kept warm than comin about two years' after the system of the
mon houses. The expense of constructing Duke of Wellington and Lord Aberdeen had
ARTS AND SCIENCES,
them is comparatively trifling. Above all, they come into full operation. The question then
can be taken to pieces in a few hours, and must be, Is the one the consequence of the
removed to any spot that may be desired. other? That Charles X., had he not given R. Brown, Esq. in the chair. Another por. Principally intended for the country, they may, his people cause to mistrust bis sincerity, by tion of Mr. Hogg's paper on the classical nevertheless, be advantageously employed in selecting a ministry of the character of M. de plants of Sicily was read, of which we at pre- great cities; and in the formation of new coloPolignac's, and had he not made an unjusti- sent give no analysis, for the reason stated in a nies, or in enterprises of discovery, or in scienfiable and outrageous attack upon the liberties former No. The Secretary, announced that tific expeditions, the benefits resulting from of his people, would have been now seated on his Majesty had graciously signified his inten- their use would be very extensive. the throne of France, with a reasonable pro- tion of becoming the patron of the Society. In The general principles of the construction of spect of transmitting it to his descendants, is pursuance, a deputation, consisting of Lord these buildings, are as follow :-The outer walls a proposition which few, if any, will deny. Stanley, Dr. Maton, Mr. Forster, and Mr. (parois) are placed perpendicularly, which has Would that appointment and subsequent at- Bicheno, had waited on his Majesty at St. the advantage of preventing the sinking of the tack then have been made, if the British go- James's palace, for the purpose of obtaining the building, and of allowing the easy descent of vernment had not thrown the weight of its sign manual to the charter-book of the Society, water, by its following the direction of the influence into the ultra-monarchical scale? To The deputation was received in a very kind grain of the food. The different pieces are this it must be answered, that it is difficult for manner by the King. It may not be thought inserted into one another in grooves. The inthose individuals to believe that it ever would, infra dig. even by our scientific readers, for terior part of these walls is afterwards lined who have remarked the following train of sin- whom more particularly these notices are in- with a wainscoting joined in the same manner. gular coincidences.”
tended, were we to give a brief description of Between the outer wall and the wainscoting is These are indeed most remarkable; but we the page of the charter-book in which the royal placed a kind of pasteboard, the tenth of an inch can go no farther.
signature is written. At the top are the royal thick, to prevent the air from penetrating. The
arms, at the bottom those of the Society, both angles are secured by means of screws sunk into Memoir of an Employé, fc. fc. By E. Schee- richly coloured ; in the centre an elegant and the wood. In general, girders are not necessary ner, Esq. of the Foreign Office. 8vo. pp. 58. appropriate circle is formed of sprigs of the in the construction of the walls
. By means of London, 1830.
quercus robur (English oak), tectona grandis locked and screwed joints, all currents of air A volume which very distinctly proves that teak of India), eucalyptus robusta (mahogany are rendered impossible. There is no need of the writer must have been so intemperate and tree of New Holland,) and the pinus strobus frames, either for the doors or for the windows. troublesome in any official situation, as fully to (pine of Canada). These are coloured after The floor is double, as well as the walls, but is warrant the measures taken to provide for his nature, and entwined in a very beautiful man- a fourth thicker. The pieces of which it is retirement.
ner; in the middle of the circle is the royal sig. composed, and which are five or six feet square, nature, written in a bold and free style.
or, rather, twelve feet long by six feet wide, are Naval Discipline. Subordination contrasted The meetings stand adjourned til after the inserted by grooves into the piece which serves with Insubordination ; or, a View of the Ne- Christmas recess.
for the base of the building. The angles of the cessity of passing a Law establishing an effi.
base are united by screws. The walls are, in cient Naval Discipline on board Ships in the
the same way, inserted in it by a groove, so Merchant Service, fc. fc. By Christopher In the 721st No. of the Literary Gazette, we contrived that no damp can penetrate. The Biden. 8vo. pp. 392. London, 1830. J. M. inserted a short notice from Le Globe of the solidity of the roof depends principally upon Richardson.
invention by M. Blom (changed by the French that of the gable. It is double, like the walls, The author, late commander of an East India- printers into Blown) of movable wooden houses. and is lined with semicircular laths, fluted be. man, has here treated a subject which, even M. Blom is not, as we had supposed, a French low, in order to be adapted to the planks of the amid the number of vital questions that agitate engineer, but a lieut.-colonel of engineers in roof, having reverse tutings. The roof is the public mind, merits, by its importance, both the service of his Swedish majesty. He is at painted in oil, as well as the rest of the house, the earliest and the best attention of our legis- present in this country, and has obligingly or well plastered with some other composition lators. The disgraceful and painful scenes so communicated to us a number of particulars which repels damp. If it be not intended fre. lately exhibited in the metropolis and its police respecting his invention, of which the follow- quently to remove the house, it would be still and law courts, and which demonstrate so lax, ing is an abstract.
better to line the roof with a kind of pasteboard, uncertain, and dangerous a state of discipline It was in the year 1819 that Colonel Blom laid in lozenges, and which might be imbued in our commercial marine, call aloud for defi- first carried into execution the ideas which he with a matter that would render it incomnite measures, whether to preserve merchant had conceived as to this mode of building bustible. vessels from being converted into pirates, or houses. He then constructed a pavilion, con. Such is an abridgment of the description generally to promote the interests of the navy. sisting of a saloon and two smaller rooms, which with which we have been favoured by Colonel Capt. Biden's work contains much information answered admirably; and, at the request of the Blom. How far the introduction, to any exrelative to the past; and, from his facts and president of the Academy of Agriculture and tent, of structures of this kind would be feareasoning, we think much may be done for the Industry, at Stockholm, he wrote a paper on sible or expedient in England, experience alone better regulation of the future.
the subject, which appeared in the second No. can shew. It would certainly be very conve
of the seventh volume of the annals of that So- nient, as well as very amusing, to be enabled The Companion to the Almanac, or Year-book of ciety. Since that time, above eighty buildings to go to a warehouse of ready-made houses, of
General Information, for 1831. 12mo. pp. 240. of the same kind, of different sizes, some of one all sizes, from the hunting-bor to the spacious London. C. Knight.
story, some of two stories, several with up. mansion, choose one's own residence, and have The volume before us of this work, published wards of four-and-twenty rooms, have been con- it brought home in an hour! Nor would the annually under the superintendence of the structed at Stockholm, under Col. Blom's super- facility of a change of site be less agreeable.
A house might regularly travel with the family entertain the opinion that the transition from from its boldness, and the wildness of its situa. every summer, - one year to Brighton, ano- a northern to a tropical climate would be fatal tion. It has now, however, sunk into compe. ther to Bath, a third to Scarborough, -and to these mansions ; but it has been demon- rative insignificance, from the superior architec. return to town in time for the meeting of the strated by fact, that they are capable of endur. ture of its modern rival, towering far above the two Houses. In purchasing such a house, no ing the change, as ships are ; and that, if pro- ancient bridge. The modern erection is just charge could justly be incurred for fixtures, perly seasoned, they neither shrink nor crack, completed, carriages having passed over it for seeing that nothing would be fixed. At the so as to become ineligible for residence. From the first time in August 1830." The site of expiration of his lease, a farmer might trans- the severe cold of a Swedish winter, to the this structure is certainly one of extraordinary port his house to another farm, as he now does summer heat, affords a perfectly satisfactory sublimity; and, in contemplating it, the ima. his plough or his stock. By cunningly contriv. trial in this respect; and not only houses, but gination reverts with awe to the mighty coa. ing to let your house be upon the road on quar- columns, churches, and royal palaces, have vulsions of nature, which originally threw such ter-day, the taxgatherer might be eluded. It stood the test.
masses of matter into the grand and grotesque would be well, however, to postpone any erec As this invention (which, by the by, has shapes they here assume. Nor are the ingenuity, tion of this nature until the atrocities of the been known for years in America and the West intrepidity, and perseverance, which have cospresent time have been effectually checked ; Indies,) is likely to be practically illustrated in trived to connect those masses by the compara. for a letter from Mr. Swing, notwithstanding many parts of Europe, and, among other places, tively slight and fragile work of human hands, the incombustibility of the roof, would be ra- in London, by the Swedish Ambassador; we less a just subject of admiration. ther apt to disturb the sleep of the tenant of have caused an engraving to be made, as an such a building !
example of Colonel Blom's talents and ability. Views of Interiors of Churches and other Build. Some of the French philosophers seemed to
ings. Drawn on stone by Mr. Jaime, from Drawings by the Chevalier Bouton. Hull.
mandel. The fine works which he has from time to time exhibited at the Diorama, have rendered the talents of M, Bouton extensively known in this country. The present publication consists of a dozen little views, chiefly of interiors; in most of which we recognise that perfect knov. ledge of effect, by which M. Bouton's larger productions are so eminently distinguished.
ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.
Anatomical Demonstrations, or Colossal Ilus.
trations of Hunan Anatomy. By Professor Seerig. Translated from the German. Part I.
A. Schloss. “FEARFULLY and wonderfully are we made !" When we look at plates such as these, we are astonished, not that there is an occasional de rangement of the multifarious and complicated systems of the hnman body, but that they should exist for a moment without disorde. We have no doubt that this is a publication which will be highly useful, not merely to the young student, but to the matured surgeon. The list of subscribers—among whom are many
of our most distinguished anatomists-is a suti. LITERARY AND LEARNED.
danhill, in the chair. The company consisted cient warrant of its value. The preface states, exclusively of the members of the Society; and with reference to the four plates of which the
liberal and enlightened sentiments characterised present Part consists : “ The first is copied from Sir G. STAUNTON, Bart., in the chair. The the various eloquent addresses which were deli- the elder Meckel's plate of the Nerves of the Church Missionary Society presented a small vered by the gentlemen present, in the course Face. The second, with the exception of some vocabulary of the Exo or Aku dialect of West- of a very agreeable evening. It appears, from a alterations which Professor Seerig has though: ern Africa, compiled by the Rev.John Raban, list published in the Glasgow Courier, that proper to introduce, is taken from the second missionary at Sierra Leone. A few specimens during the last exhibition, no fewer than sixty- plate of Bock's Dissection of the Fifth Cerebral of this dialect are given by Captain Clapperton three productions of Scottish artists were sold ; Nerve. The third and fourth plates are derived in the Appendix to his Travels.
The people are upon which the Editor of that able journal chiefly, though not exclusively, from Soemmercalled Aku at Sierra Leone, from their using remarks :-“ 'The number of pictures contained ing's works on the Ear and Eye.” The publi. that word in their salutations. A communi. in the above list, evinces that a taste for the cation will be composed of six Parts, to appear cation was read from Mr. Mackenzie Bever- fine arts has now become general in Glasgow ; from time to time, at short intervals, until ley, on the zodiac of Dendera. The object and we hope that the success with which the completed. of this essay is to analyse Mr. Bentley's trea- third West-of-Scotland exhibition has been tise on the same subject. The writer is of crowned, will stimulate both its promoters and
ORIGINAL POETRY. opinion that Mr. Bentley's drawings of the its exhibitors to continued exertion for an zodiac are incorrect. He then goes on to object so truly laudable and patriotic."
TEMPUS FUGIT, ET NON FUGIT. describe the originals, critically examining
Tempus fugit Mr. B.'s mode of reasoning, which he demonstrates to be fallacious, and leading to erro.
The school-boy counts each weary chime,
And chides the lagging wings of time, neous conclusions. Mr. Beverley proves that Clerical College, St. Bees, Cumberland. Drawn
Nor thinks that hour will ever come, the zodiac of Dendera is neither a Roman nor by W. Westall, A.R.A. Dickinson.
He bends his willing footsteps home. an Egyptian calendar, but an Egyptian pla- A VERY pleasing specimen of lithography. nisphere. He does not consider its date older
Tempus non fugit. than 150 B. C., and thus assumes the French The New Devil's Bridge, on the Pass of the It comes at last-ah, happy day! savans to be wrong, as well as Mr. Bentley.
St. Gothard. Drawn from Nature by C. He hails the long-expected morn;
stone by W. Walton. Satchel and books are flung away,
And rod and rule are laughed to scorn. FINE ARTS.
“The Old Devil's Bridge,” says a note at the His brow, unfurrowed yet by care, THE GLASGOW DILETTANTI SOCIETY.
bottom of the print, “ of which remains are By sorrow yet unscathed his cheek, The third annual festival of this Society was perceived under the new one, was always consi His sports his young companions share held a fortnight ago ; James Smith, Esq. of Jor-dered one of the greatest curiosities in the Alps, No moody solitude they seek.
SINGERS OF THE ALPS.
If Winter rears his hoary head,
Curious Circumstance.—Under this title we
Christmas, Werner will draw crowded audiences. of Brora, in the north of Scotland. It is stated Or gambol round the spacious hall, Its second representation was followed by a to be no less than seven feet in length, and the Or destly ply the snowy ball.
new interlude, The King's Fire-side. It is a habiliments were quite foreign to those disIf genial Summer warms the plain, translation, by Mr. Morton, of Henri Quatre en tricts : they consisted of a blue jacket, silk They ramble forth, a blithesome train : Famille, but not in his usual happy vein. It is vest, and cambric shirt; but there were no paWith them he panting climbs the hill, however a mere trifle ; and the clever acting of pers that could give origin to correct surmises With them he wanders by the rill :
two little girls, Miss Poole and Miss Marshall, on the country of the unknown dead ! They gather from the streamlet's bank will most probably keep it alive during the holy
Greek Calendar. In La Revue des Deur The chaste bile-bell, the osier dank; days. Farren was admirably dressed as Henri Mondes for May and June, 1830, p. 440, it was They bask upon the sunny mead,
Quatre, but did not seem to relish the part. announced, that “ the Greek Calendar, which Or revel in the cooler shade ;
Mrs. Waylett had no song; and Miss Mordaunt is, as is well known, twelve days in arrear of O'er the brown heath their footsteps bound, nothing to do but to whimper.
the Gregorian, was going to be abolished.” In They shout, and answering all around
the Revue Encyclopédique for August, p. 491, The merry echo rings.
there is a positive contradiction, in the followHe deems such happiness before
ing words :-“ This abolition has not taken
prayer. If we are to believe report, Miss Mit. one of those great political and religious quesHe heeds not Time, his sithe, nor glass;
ford's tragedy of Inez de Castro is in rehearsal tions, which cannot be lightly resolved." Yet when the withered eld returns,
at this theatre; Mr. and Miss Kemble of course Cambridge Philosophical Society. On the His heart in bitter anguish burns,
playing the principal parts. We trust it will 13th, the very Rev. the Dean of Peterborough And joy within him dies ;
equal, if not surpass, Rienzi. Cinderella is in the chair.' Among the presents to the So. He weeps to think that Time has wings,
going on triumphantly, and Miss Inverarity ciety were a white rat, presented by the Rev. So rapidly he flies.
may already be classed among the most popular H. Fardell; a variegated blackbird, by Mr.
of our native songstresses. Kartu.
Mr. Wilson, also, John Headley; and a beautiful plate of Napohas displayed his fine talent to more and more leonite, or orbicular Diorite of Corsica, by
advantage; so that the opera brings the first Captain Smyth, R.N. Some observations were SIGHTS OP LONDON.
overflows of the season to Covent Garden. The made by Professor Whewell, in continuation
pantomimes at all houses are in full prepa- of his paper " on the selection and employUNDER this title, a new and rather extraor- ration.
ment of mathematical symbols of quantity.” dinary set of four male performers have com
A paper was also read by Professor Henslow, menced a musical entertainment at Willis's
on the "fructification of the Chara vulgaris , Rooms. They are from Styria ; and, both in We last week omitted to notice two novelties in which he stated that he had remarked a vocal and instrumental music, display some produced at this theatre, and since repeated fact, apparently indicating some afiinity bevery singular qualities. One of them whistles nightly to bumper houses. The first, Am I to tween this plant and certain species of the after a fashion such as we never heard before; blame? is a gay and pleasant entertainment, “ Arthrodieæ" of Bory. After the meeting, a and the highest tenor voice is altogether mar- from the pen of Mr. Rodwell ; in which the machine was exhibited, invented by Professor vellous, dwelling on notes with long-continued felicity of a domestic circle is endangered by Airy, for the purpose of shewing the nature freedom, which few voices even of the most the penchant of the husband for a pretty French of the motion by which an undulation is comfamous singers could reach. The conclusion milliner, and the encouragement which a know. municated along a line of particles ; and Proof the concert, in which a mountain echo is in- ledge of his infidelity affords his friend to assail fessor Henslow also exhibited a portion of the troduced, is perfect illusion and also perfect the affections of his wife. The story is well stem of a tree-fern from Demerara, and pointed beauty. The whole is a great treat, and well told, the acting--especially of Mr. and Mrs. out the resemblance which it bore to the fossil worthy of being visited.
Yates--excellent, and the dénouement inost species of these plants, so frequently met with
satisfactorily dramatic. The other piece is one in our coal strata. Cambridge Chronicle. PANORAMA OF QUEBEC.
of the diabolical class, called the Devil's Ducat, d. von Kotzebue. — Among the dramatic Among the new sights opened for the grati- in which also Mrs. Yates's performance is writers of the last hundred years, hardly one, fication of the holyday visiters to London, we Mr. Yates and O. Smith ; so that, like Lance- pare with Kotzebue in fertility. The number
most delightful. She is very ably seconded by we fancy, could be named in Europe to comhave to notice a very finely painted panorama lot Gobbo, the fiend makes a strong attack of his dramatic pieces alone is 219, in 489 acts, hibited on Wednesday, for the first time, in upon the inclination of the audience. Mathews, viz. 15 tragedies, in 49 acts ; 60 dramas (schauLeicester Square. The wild scenery of North
in other scenes of older date, contrives, as spiele), in 174 acts ; 73 comedies, in 153 acts ; America, the noble river, the peculiar features usual, to convulse the theatre with laughter. 30 farces, in 53 acts; 41 parodies, preludes, of the nearer landscape, and the boundaries of
afterpieces, operas, melodramas, &c., in 60 acts. distant mountains, are all represented with MADAME VESTris, who has taken the Olym. They are specified in Büchner's Manual of intinite truth ; and the whole is one of the pic, opens it, newly decorated, on Monday German Dramatic Literature, since 1761. The most pleasing efforts of the artist's successful week. Mrs. Glover and Miss Foote assist number of Kotzebue's prose works, consisting pencil.
her at the commencement. Mrs. Glover of novels, histories, travels, periodicals, &c. is
eventually goes to Tottenham Street, which is estimated at thirty volumes octavo, on the DRAMA.
to be opened, with material alterations, about most moderate calculation.
Antediluvian Remains (St. Petersburgh, author of several dramatic pieces, with Mr. Nov. 16).—Last May there were discovered in Werner is making its way as it deserves to do. Winston as manager. The question of the the circle of Daniloff (government of Jaroslaff), The talent of Mr. Macready, both as adapter extension of the licenses of Mr. Morris and the bones of a quadruped which appears to have and performer, has been enthusiastically ac- Mr. Arnold, proprietors of the Haymarket and been of the largest species of antediluvian eleknowledged by the public. Mr. Wallack and English Opera House, is to be decided by the phants, and whose length, including the neck Mr. Cooper have seldom appeared to more ad. Lord Chancellor (to whom it has been specially and head, may be estimated (judging by these vantage than as Ulrio and Gabor ; and Mrs. referred by his Majesty) on the Ilth of January. bones) at about thirty-two feet. One of the Faucit's Josephine is a most chaste and clever An entire revolution appears, therefore, to be great teeth (tusks) which was found, and dif. performance. Mr. H. Wallack also merits our on the point of taking place in theatricals
. fers from all before seen, is about six and a half commendation for his performance of Stralen. Some distinct legal act lias been long required, feet long, eleven inches in diameter, and weighs heim. Mr. W. Bennett's steward is altogether by which dramatic rights may be defined, ezta- about eighty pounds; it is very smooth, resema mistake ; and Miss Mordaunt is as unlike Ida blished, and protected, in this country, as they bles externally an ox's horn, is not much bent, as can well be imagined ; but the latter has are upon the continent.
and forms a regular are of a circle; inside was little to do, and there is so much to interest
a substance resembling gypsum. One of the and excite the spectator in the other characters,
grinders is twelve inches long, four inches