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on pedestals, kneed architrave and open pediment door-way, and kneed architraves to windows; composite pilasters on pedestals, kneed architrave and semi-arched pediments to windows of principal floor: general cornice, and balustrade-parapet: over centre of ditto a compartment, with a guideron shield: dormer windows, with pediments: compartmented chimneys.

"Sir Walter Yonge, Bart.'s House, Devonshire, 1690." Plan: a square mass, divided into three portions, for stairs and rooms; arrangement novel, as the scenic lines are not preserved. Elevation; centre portion takes a small advance; four stories; base

ments and balusters, under each window alternately: square windows to second floor, centre ditto kneed: general balustrade, with breaks supporting vases: in centre of balustrade, guideron shield, festoons of fruit and flowers, surmounted by an eagle, wings expanded. AN ARCHITECT.

** We are much obliged to a highlyvalued Correspondent, for pointing out to us, in the "Dublin Chronicle" for July 1787, the following interesting Article.

ANECDOTES of CAROLAN, the Irish Bard, and of some of his Contemporaries; in a Letter from a Gentleman to his Friend.

T is fact well ascertained, that


ment, hall-floor, principal, and dorsane of Carolan having reached mer ditto, rusticated pilasters, or quoins, rusticated pilasters to doorway; windows have the architrave without mouldings: centre ditto sided by large profile scrolls; open pediment inclosing a guideron shield: balusters over centre portion forming a lead flat, or terrace for view of the surrounding country; an arrangement not very uncommon at this period: square and pedimented dormers, and compartmented chimneys.

"Melvin House, Fyfe, in Scotland, the seat of the Right Hon. the Earl of Leven. Designed by James Smith, of that kingdom, 1692."-Plan: the new arrangement in a saloon, grand stairs, private ditto, and various rooms. Elevation; end portions in a small degree of advance; four stories, basement, hall-floor, first and second ditto, Ionic door-way, windows with the architraves devoid of mouldings, dividing plain strings, rusticated quoins, general cornice plain, ditto roof and chimneys. This elevation is marked by a new appearance in the general lines also.

"Dyrham House, in Gloucestershire, the seat of Right Honourable William Blathwayt, Esq. designed by Mr. Talmen, 1698." Plan: mass of the building (of great extent) reverts to the scenic arrangement: it is in three portions, side ditto somewhat in advance. Elevation; hall, first and second floors; hall story, Doric doorway, architraves to windows without mouldings, having small blockings at their commencement, and at their tops; grounds between them rusticated, no vertical joints. Windows to first floor pedimented, centre ditto sided with Ionic columns; compart

the ears of an eminent Italian musicmaster in Dublin, he put his abilities to a severe test; and the issue of the trial convinced him how well founded every thing had been, which was advanced in favour of our Irish Bard. The method he made use of was as follows:-He singled out an excellent piece of music, and highly in the style of the country which gave him birth: here and there he either altered or mutilated the piece; but, in such a manner, as that no one but a real judge could make a discovery. Carolan bestowed the deepest attention upon the performer while he played it, not knowing, however, that it was intended as a trial of his skill; and that the critical moment was at hand, which was to deterinine his reputation for ever. He declared it was an admirable piece of music; but, to the astonishment of all present, said, very humorously, in his own language, ta se air chois air bacaighe; that is, here and there it limps aud stumbles. He was prayed to rectify the errors, which he accordingly did: and the Italian no sooner saw the amendments, than he pronounced Carolan to be a true musical genius.

In the beginning of the last century, the then Lord Mayo brought from Dublin a celebrated Italian performer, to spend some time with him at his seat in the country. Carolan, who was at that time on a visit at his lordship's, found himself greatly neglected; and complained of it one day in the presence of the celebrated Geminiani. "When you play in as masterly a manner as he does (replies his Lordship), you shall not be


overlooked." Carolan wagered with the musician, that, though he was almost a total stranger to Italian music, yet he would follow him in any piece he played; and that he himself would afterwards play a voluntary, in which the Italian should not follow him. The proposal was acceded to, and Carolan was victorious.

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Mr. O'Connor, in a letter to a friend, makes honourable mention of a piece of his sacred musick. "On Easterday (says the amiable old man) I heard him play it at mass. He called the piece Gloria in excelsis Deo;' and he sung that hymn in Irish verses as he played. At the Lord's Prayer he stopped; and, after the priest ended it, he sang again, and played a piece, which he denominated the Resurrection.' His enthusiasm of devotion affected the whole congregation."

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"Le Genie du musicien soumet l'Univers entier à son Art."

Charles Mac Cabe, the favourite friend and companion of our Bard,. had some humour, which he used frequently to exercise on Carolan, generally availing himself, on such occasions, of his blindness. Of this I will give one instance: Mac Cabe, after an absence of some months from his friend, met him riding one day near his own house, attended by a boy; immediately winking at the boy, and totally altering his voice, he accosted Carolan as a stranger. In the course of conversation, the dissembler insinuated, that he had come from Mac Cabe's neighbourhood; on which Carolan eagerly inquired, did he know one Charles Mac Cabe? I once knew him, replied Mac Cabe. How, once! What do you mean by that? says Carolan. I mean, answered the Wag, that this day se'night I was at his funeral, and few there were more grieved than I was, for he was my most intimate friend. Carolan, shocked and moved by this melancholy news, burst into a flood of tears: but, soon recovering from this paroxysm of grief, he began to lament that there was no friend near him to commit to writing a few thoughts which had just entered his mind. Mac Cabe offered to be his amanuensis, on which Carolan dictated a quibbling Epitaph, of which we have no translation.

As soon as Carolan had finished the impromptu, Mac Cabe assumed his proper voice, and raillied the good

natured Bard, on giving him such a sincere proof of his affection.

But the period was now approaching, at which Carolan's feelings were to receive violent shock. In the year 1733, the wife of his bosom was torn from him by the hand of Death. This melancholy event threw a gloom over his mind, which was never after entirely dissipated. As soon as the transports of his grief were a little subsided, he composed the following Monody. For the benefit of the English Reader, I shall here give an elegant paraphrase of this Monody by a young Lady, whose name I am enjoined to conceal. With the modesty ever attendant on true merit, and with the sweet timidity natural to her sex, she shrinks from the public eye.

CAROLAN'S MONODY on the Death of


Were mine the choice of intellectual fame,

Of spellful song, and eloquence divine, Painting's sweet power, Philosophy's pure flame, [were mine, And Homer's lyre, and Ossian's harp The splendid arts of Erin, Greece, and Rome, [grace,

In MARY lost, would lose their wonted All would I give to snatch her from the tomb,

Again to fold her in my fond embrace. Desponding, sick, exhausted with my grief, [flow, Awhile the founts of sorrow cease to In vain!-I rest not-sleep brings, no relief;[woe. Cheerless, companionless, I wake to Nor birth nor beauty shall again allure, Nor fortune win me to another Bride: Alone I'll wander, and alone endure,

Till death restore me to my dear-one's

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Thy loss, my MARY, chased them from my breast!

Thy sweetness cheers, thy judgment

aids no more :

The Muse deserts a heart with grief opprest

And lost is every joy that charm'd before.

Though Carolan died universally lamented, he would have died unsung, had not the humble Muse of Mac Cabe poured a few elegiac strains over his cold remains. This faithful friend composed a short Elegy on his death, which is evidently an effusion of unfeigned grief. Divested of meof a mind torn with anguish. Though retricious ornaments, it is the picture this Elegy will afford little pleasure to the fastidious reader, it will gramot, of Alderford, in the co. Roscom-tify the reader of sensibility to find it mon, he died in the month of March, 1738, in the 68th year of his age *.He was interred in the parish-church of Killronan, in the diocese of Ardagh; but "not a stone tells where he lies."

Carolan did not continue long in this vale of sorrow, after the depar ture of his beloved wife. While on a visit at the house of Mrs. Mac Der

Mr. O'Connor, when in the neighbourhood of Killronan, indulged himself in the melancholy pleasure of visiting the grave of his departed friend. "I last Sunday (said he) paid a visit to poor Carolan's grave. It excited some melancholy feelings, and reminded me of my approaching dissolution: my feeble state convincing me, that the thread of my life is between the sheerst. May I make the proper use of this merciful suspension of the cut!"-And again, in another letter-" In my pensive mood at Killronan, I stood over poor Carolan's grave, covered with an heap of stones; and I found his skull in a niche near the grave, perforated a little in the forehead, that it might be known by

that mark."

*If ever the Publick should testify a desire to be in possession of so great a treasure as a correct edition of all his compositions, you may, without hesitation, point out Mr. L. Hunt, of Boyle, in the co. Roscommon, as a proper object of choice, and as the fittest person to give universal satisfaction in this particular. At an early period of his life, this respectable character and valuable member of society gave specimens of an uncommon taste for musick, which it has been ever after his chief study to cultivate under the best masters, with all possible care and assiduity. A correct education, and a congenial turn of mind, qualify him in an eminent degree to sound the depth of Carolan's genius, to discover his real beauties, his native vigour, and bis peculiar excellencies.

+ Comes the blind fury with abhorred

And slits the thin-spun life.
MILTON'S Lycidas.



Rineas Imaointe, ad mheasas nàr chuis


[Barre; Is mintin suaighte d chailleas mo chùl Ni'l pian, ni'l peanaid nì'l gol nìos tromm chralte [ccompànaigh ; Nà eàg na cearad, no scarradh na Mìle agus seacht ccead bliadhain bhàn, Hocht deag agus fiche,- --an tiomlan, O teacht Chriosta dhàr saoradh slàn, Co Bas Thoirdhealbhaigh Ur Chearbhal lain.

[To be concluded in our next.]



July 15. HE Faba Pichurim (Part 1. page 530.) has long been an officiual drug on the Continent, probably imported by the Dutch;

but I could not find, on inquiry many years ago, that it was known to our druggists. The following is an extract from the Fulda Dispensatory, published in 1791, by Schlereth.

"Faba pichurim. off. (Lauraster Amboinensis Rumph. Laurus Linn. Amon. Acad. T. iv. p. 120.) Brasilianische Bohne. - Viribus stimulantibus, stomachicis, sopientibus, in diarrhoeis, & dysenteriis compescendis, valdopere se commendat."

In the late edition of the London
Medical Dictionary, by Dr. Parr, it
is mentioned under the name of FABA
PECNURIM (probably an error of the
Press). Yours, &c.
T. C.

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It is highly gratifying to announce the Completion, by WILLIAM BRAY, Esq. Treas. A. S. of the History of SURREY; a Work which employed so long a portion of the late Rev. OWEN MANNING's life. The History of LEICESTERSHIRE will, in a few months, receive an appropriate Completion-by very excellent and elaborate Indexes, compiled under the inspection of Mr. NICHOLS, by several industrious and intelligent assistants.

The History of DORSETSHIRE, also, will speedily be perfected. So liberal and copious have been the Communications, that what is already printed far exceeds the original Proposals; but the Fourth Volume will be very soon ready for Delivery, without waiting for the General Indexes, which are in the mean time steadily in preparation.

Mr. SURTEES'S History of DURHAM, and Mr. CLUTTERBUCK'S History of HERTFORDSHIRE, are in considerable forwardness at the Press; and of these Two Works, the Embellishments are in a state of hitherto unrivaled Excellence. Of OXFORDSHIRE, a limited Impression, elegantly printed, of Mr. T. WARTON'S admirable Specimen, the History of KIDDINGTON, will be ready before Christmas.

A new Edition of Thoresby's Ducatus Leodiensis, by Rev. Dr. WHITAKER, Vicar of Whalley, is preparing for publication, with several elegant Engravings.

The Rev. W. BINGLEY, already distinguished by his "Animal Biography" and other literary labours, has undertaken the History of HAMPSHIRE; and is pursuing it with alacrity and skill.

For CHESHIRE, Proposals have recently been issued by Mr. ORMEROD; which have met with great Encouragement.

Mr. BLORE, there is some reason to hope, will speedily resume his DERBYSHIRE; and continue his RUTLAND.

Of SUFFOLK, Sussex, Staffordshire, and WARWICKSHIRE, we hope soon to report progress.

Speedily will be published :

A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, Patera, Tripods, Candelabra, Sarcophagi, &c. from various Museums and Collections, engraved in outline on 170 plates; with Historical Essays. By H. MOSES.

The Second Volume of the Transactions of the Geological Society.

A Manual of Mineralogy, by ARTHUR AIKIN, Secretary of the Geological Society. Practical Essays on Mill-work, and other Machinery, mechanical and descriptive. By ROBERTSON BUCHANAN.

The Reduction of the Forces, with the Full and Half Pay, civilly and politically considered; in which is laid down a permanent Plan for the immediate Employment of the Disbanded Troops. By

Captain FAIRMAN, Aide-de-Camp, &c to the Governor of the Caraccas.

A Treatise on Domestic Wine-making, calculated for making excellent Wines from all the various Fruits of this United Country, in relation to Strength, Brilliancy, Health, and Economy; explanatory of the whole Process, and every other requisite Guide after the Wine is made, and in the Cellar: containing sixty different sorts of Wines; to which is also subjoined the description of part of a recent British Vintage; inclusive of an interesting Experimental Lecture.

Preparing for Publication:

A Comparative View of the Churches of England and Rome. By Dr. HERBERT MARSH.

A Vindication of the Received Text of the Greek Testament. By the Rev. FREDERIC NOLAN.

The Stranger's Guide to Paris; containing Notices of every thing in the French Capital that can be interesting to Strangers; together with a Gazetteer of France, a concise History of the Kingdom, &c. with Maps and Views, and also an Account of the Island of Elba. By EDWARD PLANTA, Esq.

Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in Paris, with appropriate Descriptions. Drawn by Messrs. TESTARD and SERGENT, and engraved by Mr. ROSENBERG. The Work will consist of about Twenty Views, on medium 4to.

An Analysis of Madame de STAEL'S Work on Germany; pointing out several striking and incongruous passages, with some historical Notices on that Country. By a German.

A Tour to Copenhagen, through Norway and Sweden, interspersed with Anecdotes of public and private Charac


4to, with Portraits and other Engravings. By Mr. JENS Wolff.

A Sketch of the History of the House of ROMANOFF, the reigning Family of Russia; with a brief Account of the present State of that Empire. By the Rev. WM. Anderson.

On the Nature of the Terrestrial Globe and Maps, the Principles of Projection, and the Construction of Maps; systematically arranged, and scientifically illustrated by 12 Plates of Diagrams. By Mr. JAMIESON.

Mr. JOHN BELLAMY, Author of "The History of all Religions," has issued Proposals for publishing by Subscription The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the authorised Version; accompanied with a new Translation, and the original Hebrew and Greek Texts. With copious Notes, illustrating the Customs, Manners, and Usages, of the ancient Jews.



(Continued from PART I. page 664.)

As the success of the measure would

S the success of the measure would portant and beneficial results to the country at large, it seems reasonable and proper that Government should, in the first instance, employ a suitable ship, properly appointed and fitted for a Voyage of scientific Research, to acquire the Arts and valuable productious of India, China, and Japan; as well as the Commander fully empowered to engage a proper description of cultivators and artizans; which would not only benefit the West Indies, but Great Britain. The West Indies are already indebted to the East for the few articles of cultivation, principally introduced by foreigners; and it seems incumbent that the importation should now be rendered more extensive and complete by England.

Surely the West India Planters should not have less exertion in improving their estates, by introducing valuable productions into the Colonies, than the public-spirited Agriculturalists in this Kingdom have in importing and naturalizing Sheep from Spain, or Turnips from Sweden. From other countries Great Britain has procured almost every article of cultivation; the production of which has added so much to the comfort of its inhabitants and prosperity of the country. It rests with Government and the Proprietors whether the Colonies shall derive proportionate advantage from the adoption of a similar system. The execution of the Plan involves in it a number of details, the particulars of which it would be needless to enter into. Much must be left to the judgment, zeal, and experience, of the Commander, and the abilities of those employed to assist him; as, if the thing is done at all, it should be done well. In forming the arrangements necessary for this purpose, it will be highly necessary to be particularly cautious against giving jealousy or offence to the Chinese government; for, in consequence of its having always been the policy of the Government to encourage agriculture in preference to manufactures or commerce, that country has long been the most fertilized on the face of the GENT. MAG. July, 1814.

globe; from which, the population has become so redundant as to consti tute a positive evil to the State; for, the price of labour being low, and the means of subsistence difficult to be procured, the smallest failure of the rice crop occasions vast numbers constantly to perish with hunger; the consequence of this superabundant population is a constant and very considerable emigration, which, like the horrid practice of infanticide, although not immediately authorized by law, is tacitly sanctioned, or rather connived at, by the Government, as a meaus of lessening the evil; and every day's experience shews that, upon a European vessel leaving the coast of China, the Natives, whenever they can meet with an opportunity, are anxious to be engaged, without even enquiring to what part of the world she may be destined. Such is the spirit of emigration, which, under every difficulty and disadvantage, is seen to induce the Chinese to seek employment, and the means of subsistence *. To collect people of this description together, and to carry them to the several Eastern settlements where there exists a demand for cultivators, has for ages been a regular system of commerce, in which a great number of Junks is continually employed.

These settlers are of the most indigent description; and the only method by which the Owners of the Junks can be remunerated for their passage, when they have arrived at their destination, is by an advance from their employer, with whom they engage to work for a limited time, and which advance is afterwards repaid from their earnings.

There is, however, one point in the execution of this project, of such pro minent importance, that it will be highly proper to say a few words upon it. This relates to the necessity of a proper proportion of the intended Colonists being composed of women, without which the plan would be nugatory.-As the labour of women in the works of agriculture is not required either in Batavia or any of the

* The Spaniards are said to bave en gaged Chinese to work in the mines in South America.


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