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words, yet speak so slow, and with such a degree of stiffness and formality, as to indicate that their minds are more occupied in studying their language, than in exercising the devout feelings of the heart. (p. 23.) The same common-place phrases (and some of them very quaint ones) perpetually occur; as likewise certain peculiar scriptural allusions, not of the most proper or intelligible kind. (p. 26.)—A certain popular preacher, now deceased, in praying before the sermon of one of his brethren, gave a long dissertation on the evil of sin. It was all ingenious and striking, but it was not prayer. (p. 27.)One, who had been much admired and followed for his talent in praying extempore, having a prayer read to him, which had been a good time before taken from his mouth in short-hand, and being asked his judgment of it, found so many absurd and indecent expressions, that when he was told, he was the man who had used it, he begged God's pardon for his former bold presumption and folly, and resolved never more to offend in this kind, but to pen, first of all, the prayers he should use hereafter in public. (p. 29.)-Few Dissenters comparatively seem actually to join in it, (i. e. the extempore prayer) the greater part discovering no signs of devotion during the service; in which respect serious Church people are the most exemplary. (p. 47.)-The Authors condemn the neglect of reading the Scriptures in the congregations (p. 80.); and the choice of a hymn to convey a censure on certain individuals present, or to testify disapprobation of the sermon.' (p. 128.) They advise their Dissenting brethren to stand, while they are singing; and to kneel at their prayers." (p. 142.)

16. Chefs d'Euvres of French Literature; vol. II. Verse. 8vo. pp. 400. Longman and Co.

The "Prose" Volume of this judicious selection was noticed in our p. 340; and we shall in like manner transcribe a List of the Poets, whose Lives are here given, and from whose writings the specimens are taken.

Aubert, Bernard, Bernis, Berquin, Boileau, Boufleurs, Campistron, Chamfort, Chapelle, Chaulieu, Colardeau, Corneille (Pierre), Delille, De Pompignan, Deshoulières, Dorat, Du Boccage, Fénélon, Florian, Frédric II., Grécourt, Gresset, Imbert, La Fare, La Fontaine, La Harpe, Lainez, La Motte, Le Noble, Léonard, Malherbe, Marot, Maynard, Molière, Moncrif, Nivernois, Panard, Parny, Piron, Quinault, Racan, Racine (Jean), Racine (Louis), Regnier, Richer, Ronsard, Rousseau (Jean Baptiste), Saint-Gélais, Saint-Lambert, Scarron, Sédaine, Segrais,

Sénécé, Thomas, Valincour, Voltaire, Watelet."

We take two short specimens from the Biographical Memoirs.

"Jean Baptiste Joseph Willart de Grécourt was born at Tours, in 1683. He studied divinity at Paris, and in 1697 was appointed minister of the church of St. Martin, at Tours. He published several sermons, which are, however, rather satirical effusions than moral and religious discourses. Finding the situation he then held too dull and uniform for his active turn of mind, he resigned it and went to Paris, where, on account of his brilliant wit and agreeable manners, he met with little difficulty in introducing himself to the best society. He was fortunate enough to attract the attention of the Marshal d'Estrees, who invited him to pass some time at his seat Verets, in Bretagne, which Grécourt used to call a terrestrial paradise. Here he produced a variety of tales in verse and epigrams, which he had a particularly happy manner of reciting. He died at Tours, in the year 1743.

"His works have appeared in several editions, one of which, published at Amsterdam, in 1763, is intitled: 'Œuvres di. verses de M. de Grécourt, nouvelle édition, augmentée d'un grand nombre de pièces, revus sur les originales et du Philotanus,' in 3 vols. 8vo. They consist of epigrams, songs, several indifferent fables, poetical tales, and Philotanus,' a Latin poem, which is a severe lampoon on the order of the Jesuits. The poems of Grécourt, like his character, are lively and witty, though not always sufficiently decorous.

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"Stanislas Bouflers, a member of the French academy, was educated for the Church, but, preferring a military life, he entered into the army, and served as a Colonel of hussars, during the seven years war. He was afterwards appointed Governor of Saint-Louis, in Senegal. Bouflers took great delight in literary pursuits, and was known, a considerable time previous to the French Revolution, as the Author of several very pleasing poems. In 1791, he was the chief promoter of a decree, which secured to the authors of any new invention the property arising from their ingenuity. Towards the latter end of the year 1792, he emigrated and went to Berlin, where he was most kindly received by Prince Henri, through whose interest he was elected a member

member of the Berlin academy. He then married Madame de Sabran. In 1800, he returned to Paris, and died the 19th of January, 1815, in the 79th year of his age.

"One of the best editions of his works is entitled, "Euvres du Chevalier Stanislas Bouflers, Membre de la ci-devant Académie Françoise, seule édition avouée par l'Auteur, où se trouve un grand nombre de pièces inédites, à Paris, chez le Pelletier, An. XI.' It contains:-1. Several letters, interspersed with poetry, written during a journey through Switzerland ;-2. Discours Académique,' delivered on the 29th December, 1788, the day on which he was elected a member of the Académie Françoise ;-3. A dissertation on reason, translations, &c.;-4. "Aline, Reine de Golconde," a tale, which, though written in prose, is adorned with all the charms of poetry;-5. Fables, contes en vers, impromptus, songs, and epigrams; Translations of some odes of Horace, and of several pieces from Dante, Ariosto, Martial, &c. The poems of Bouflers are principally distinguished for ease and humour; the sprightliness with which his songs are written procured him the title of Le Chansonnier de la France."

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17. The Glory of Regality. By Arthur Taylor, F. S. A.

(Resumed from Pt. I. p. 536.) IN our last Number we were prevented, by our confined limits, from enlarging on this interesting publication so amply as the subject merited. We now recur with pleasure to the work before us, and present an extract respecting the form of Proclamation and Summons.

"When a day is appointed for the Coronation it is usual for the King designate to name commissioners for holding the Court of Claims, and to issue a Proclamation giving notice to such as are bound to service by their offices or tenures to appear and perform their respective functions. The Proclamation is publisht in GENT. MAG. July, 1820,

the usual form by the heralds at arms, at tife accustomed places in London and Westminster.-Letters of Summons are thea sent to the Peers in the following form, adapted to the several ranks.

"G. R.

"Right trusty and right-well beloved cousin, we greet you well. Whereas we have appointed the day of

next for the solemnity of our Royal Coronation; these are therefore to will and command you, ail excuses set apart, that you make your personal attendance on us, at the time above mentioned, furnisht and appointed as to your rank and quality appertaineth, there to do and perform such services as shall be required and belong unto you. And whereas we have

also resolved that the Coronation of our Royal Consort the Queen shall be solemnized on the same day; we do further hereby require the Countess your wife to make her personal attendance on our said Royal Consort, at the time and in the manner aforesaid: whereof you and she are not to fail. And so we bid you heartily farewell. the day of

Given at &c.

"To such noble persons as are not able to attend the ceremony letters of dispensation are granted, when a sufficient cause of absence is made known."

"In former times, when the Tower of London was the occasional residence of the Kings of England, it was usual for the Prince on his accession to the throne to assemble there the great nobles, officers of State, and Members of his Court, and from thence to go through the City to the Palace of Westminster, in the procession which occupied the day preceding that of the Coronation."

The arrangements for the procession to the Abbey are thus concisely stated:

"On the West side stand thirty-two Barons of the Cinque Ports, who are to perform the service of their towns in supporting canopies over the King and Queen; and as the Procession advances, sixteen of them receive the Queen at the foot of the steps under her canopy'; and the other sixteen receive in like manner the King. The Sergeants at Arms, sixteen in number, being divided into two classes, attend the King's and Queen's regalia: and the Gentlemen Pensioners, in number forty, are ranged in two files, to give way for the Procession; twenty of them, ten on a side, guard the Queen, and the other twenty guard the King. The Peers and Peeresses are in their robes of estate, and bear in their hands the coronets of their respective

respective rank; the Peers wear the collars of the orders of kuighthood to which they may belong: such of them as are officers of the King's household have the wands of office in their hand. The digni taries of the Law and the Church carry their square caps, and the Kings at Arms, their coronets. The Chief Justices, Kings at Arms, and the Lord Mayor of London, have the gilt collar of SS, and the'silver collar is worn by the Heralds and Sergeants. For the rest it is sufficient to observe, that every person in the Procession is habited in the full dress of ceremony proper to the office which he holds, or the rank which he enjoys."

The Author, after stating with considerable minuteness the ceremo nies and solemnities of the Coronation, proceeds to describe the Royal Feast in Westminster-Hall.

"While the office of the Coronation is

performing in the Church, preparation is made in the great hall of the Palace for a Sumptuous royal feast, with which their Majesties entertain the nobilityand the public officers who have attended the ceremony. The table at which their Majesties are to dine is covered by the sergeant and gentlemen of the ewry: and the officers of the pantry set the King's salt of state and cadinet on the table, with another cadinet for the Queen.

"Besides the royal table, which is at the upper end of the hall on the raised floor, there are usually tables along each side of the hall. The first on the West side of it for the Dukes of Normandy and Aquitain, the great officers, the Dukes, Duchesses, Marquisses, and Marchionesses; the second of the same side for Earls and Viscounts, and their Ladies; the third for the Barons and Baronesses. The first table on the East side of the Hall is for the Archbishops, Bishops, Barons of the Cinque-ports, Judges, the King's antient Sergeant, Attorney and Solicitor General; the second for the Sergeants at Law, Masters in Chancery, Six Clerks, Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and twelve Citizens of London; and the third for the Kings of Arms, Heralds, and Pursuivants.

"When the Procession arrives at the Hall, the noble and illustrious persons who compose it are conducted by officers of arms to their respective tables, and the King and Queen pass up the Hall and retire to the Court of Wards, leaving the canopies which have been borne over them with the Barons of the Cinque-ports, who retain them as their fee. The heralds. then retire to places appointed for them, and the King's trumpeters and musicians

are stationed in a gallery at the lower end of the Hall.

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"Dinner being ready, his Majesty, with his crown on his head and the sceptre and orb in his hands, preceded by the Lord Great Chamberlain, and the swords being borne before him, comes out of the Court of Wards, and seats himself in his chair of state at the table. Immediately after, the Queen, with her crown on her head, the sceptre and ivory rod in her hands,-preceded by her chamberlain, and followed by the ladies of the bedchamber, comes through the Court of Wards, and seats herself in her chair of state at the table, on the left hand of the King."

The account of the Challenge. by the King's Champion presents a curious trait of the feudal ages. The office is claimed by the Lord of the Manor of Scrivelsby, in Lincolnshire. The Author has introduced an interesting and curious extract from Hall's account of the Coronation of Henry VIII. describing the form of the Challenge.

"The seconde course beyng served, in at the haule doore entered a Knight armed at al poyntes, his bases rich tissue embroudered, a great plume and a sumptuous of ostriche fethers on his helmet, sityng on a great courser trapped in tissue and embroudered with tharmes of England and of Fraunce, and an herauld of armes before hym. And passyng through the halle, presented hymself with humble reverence before the Kynges Maiestie, to whom Garter kynge of herauldes cried and said with a loude voyce, Sir knight, from whence come you, and what is your pretence? This knightes name was Sir Robert Dimmocke, champion to the Kyng by tenure of his inheritaunce, who answered the saied kyng of armes in effecte after this manner: Sir, the place that I come from is not materiall, nor the cause of my repaire hether is not concernying any matter of any place or countrey, but onely this. And therewithall commaunded his heraulde to make an Oyes: then saied the knight to the kyng of armes, now shal ye here the cause of my commyng and pretence. Then he commaunded his awne herauld by proclamacion to saie: If there be any persone, of what estate or degree soever he be, that wil saie or prove that King Henry the Eight is not the rightfull enheritor and Kyng of this realme, I Sir Robert Dimmocke here his champion offre my glove, to fight in his querrell with any persone to thutteraunce."

LITERARY

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

Two highly respectable Topographers, Mr. SURTEES and Mr. CLUTTERBUCK, proceeding nearly pari passu, and not with more haste than "good speed,' are about to publish each another volume of their (in every respect) elegant County Histories of DURHAM and HERTFORDSHIRE.

Mr. GEORGE BAKER, emulating such good examples. is about to give new light and lustre to the County of NORTHAMPTON, adding to the valuable labours of Mr. BRIDGES his own indefatigable researches of many years. He has actually in the press, the Hundred of Spelho, aud bis Plates are in the hands of eminent Artists and Engravers.

Ready for Publication.

Collections relative to Claims at the Coronations of several Kings of England, beginning with King Richard II. being curious and interesting documents, derived from authentic sources. This Work

may be considered a valuable appendage to "Taylor's Glory of Regality;" or Thomson's "Coronations of England."

The First Number of Mr. PUGIN's "Specimens of Gothic Architecture." It contains twenty plates of elevations, sections, and details of several antient buildings. This work to consist of 60 plates, is intended to furnish the Architect with a series of working or practical delineations, and will afford the critical antiquary the most satisfactory information as to the ornamental details and styles of Gothic Architecture.

Mr. BRITTON'S Sixth Number of "Chronological and Historical Illustrations of the Antient Architecture of Great Britain." It contains eight Engravings, with a portion of the introductory Essay on Ecclesiastical History, as connected with the history of Architecture of our country.— From this number, we also learn that the same author's concluding part of the "History, &c. of Lichfield Cathedral," will be out in a few days; and that the first of Oxford Cathedral will appear at the same time. This latter work will be embellished with engravings, representing plans, elevations, sections, details, views of the famed edifices of that classical city. The drawings are elaborate, and beautiful; and the work must prove highly interesting, not only to the architect, but to the connoisseur and antiquary. It is a remarkable fact, that some of those cele brated buildings have never before been accurately measured and drawn.

An historical and critical account of Mr.

embellished with outlines of the entire Series, by Artists of eminence.

Historic Notices in reference to Fotheringay in Northamptonshire. By the Rev. H. K. BONNEY, Prebendary of Lincolu; and Author of the Life of Bishop Taylor.

Letters from Mrs. DELANY, Widow of Dr. Patrick Delany, to Mrs. Frances Hamilton, from the year 1779 to 1788, comprising many unpublished and interesting Anecdotes of their late Majesties and the Royal Family.

Four Sermons preached in the Parish Church of Tiverton, by the Rev. G. P. RICHARDS, A. M. Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and Curate of Prior's Quarter, Tiverton.

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Letters from Germany and Holland during the years 1813-14, containing detailed account of the operations of the British army in those countries; and of the attacks upon Antwerp and Bergen Op-Zoom, by the troops under the command of General Sir Thomas Graham, K.B.

History of the Causes and Effects of the Rhenish Confederacy. By the Marquis LUCHESSINI, Member of the Society of Sciences and Belles Lettres at Berlin, and formerly Minister of Prussia at the Court of France. From the Italian.

A Vindication of Mr. OWEN'S Plan for the Relief of the Distressed Working Classes, in Reply to the misconception of a writer in the Edinburgh Review.

An Essay on Involution and Evolution; containing a new, accurate, and general method of ascertaining the numerical yaJue of any fraction of an unknown quantity, particularly applied to the operation of extracting the roots of equation, pure or adfected; with an Appendix. By PETER NICHOLSON..

Historic Sketch of the Causes, Progress, Extent, and Mortality of the contagious Fever, epidemic in Ireland, during the years 1817-18, and 19. By Dr. HARTZ. The Margate Steam Yacht's Guide. By R. B. WATTS.

Preparing for Publication,

Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Religious Connections of John Owen, D. D. sometime Dean of Christ Church, and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford; comprising also notices of the Leading Events of the Times, of the state of Religion and Religious Parties, and of some of the most celebrated of his contemporaries, &c. By Rev. WILLIAM ORME, Perth, to be hand. somely printed in one volume 8vo. with a fine portrait of Dr. Owen.

The School Prayer Book; being a week's course of prayers for the use of schools MUDIE'S Grand Series of National Medals, and young persons; together with a few

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on particular occasions; also the collects throughout the year; with a short explapatory catechism prefixed to each; the Church Catechism in French and English; and some select Psalms and Hymns.

The Apocryphal Gospels and Epistles, and all the other pieces now extant, attributed to Jesus Christ, his Apostles, and their companions, not included in the New Testament.-They are translated from the original tongues, and are now first collected together, and divided into Verses for convenient reference, with short introductory Notices, and a Table of all the Apocryphal pieces no longer in existence.

A translation of Travels in England, Wales, and Scotland, in the year 1816, by Dr. SPIKER, Librarian to his Majesty the King of Prussia.

An Arabic Vocabulary and Index for Richardson's Arabic Grammar, in which the words are explained according to the parts of speech, and the derivatives are traced to their originals in the Hebrew, Chaldee, and Syriac languages, with tables of Oriental alphabets, points, and affixes, by Mr. JAMES NOBLE, of Edinburgh.

A Dissertation on the Morbid Local Affections of Nerves, to which the Jacksonian Prize of the College of Surgeons was adjudged to Mr. Josh. Swan, Surgeon to the Lincoln County Hospital.

A Poem, entitled, "The Legend of St. Loy." By Mr. J. A. HERAUD, Author of "Tottenham," a Poem.

The First Day in Heaven. A Fragment. Life in London, or Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. By P. EGAN.

A Work on Medical Jurisprudence, to assist Medical men, Coroners, Counsel, and Juries, in the conduct and elucidation of questions of a medico-legal nature. By J. GORDON, M. D.

The Lords of the Treasury have bestowed on Dr. STUART, of Luss, 10002. in consideration of the zeal, industry, and fidelity, with which he has devoted a large portion of his life to the labour of conveying to the inhabitants of the Highlands of Scotland the knowledge of the Holy Scriptures in their native language.

The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, has published 34 new Tracts, to counteract Blasphemous and Infidel publications. Of these and other publications by the Society, upwards of 400,000 have been issued in the last six months. 5000l. has been subscribed in aid of this particular object.

By a Report from the Icelandic Literary Society, it appears that the great Icelandic historical works called Sturbringa Sega, making 120 sheets, is completed. A general Geography of Iceland has likewise

been published; and a collection of the Icelandic Poets will also be published; and a Library be founded in Iceland, by the care of the abovementioned Society. A monthly Journal is published in Iceland, by Counsellor STEPHENSON, called the Cloister Port, because it is published at the Convent of Vidse.

2 In the Annals of Literature," published at Vienna, by M. GEROLD, is a notice relative to the Norwegian, Swedish, and Iceland language and literature. The Norwegians both speak and write the same language as the Danes; but in both countries the people have retained words of the antient Scandinavian language, more or less. These words are not in use in the politer classes, which, in both kingdoms, speak the Danish language, just as it is written. Since the Reformation, the Norwegians have not been without their men of letters. The first great Danish literateur, Baron Holberg, the dramatic poet, was a native of Bergen, in Norway, and the names of Pram and Steffens are advantageously known as living authors. To these may be added, that of Heilberg, who has resided in Paris the last 20 years, and has been styled the Aristophanes of the North.

>The Swedish language, in its construction and inflections, bears affinity to the antient Scandinavian, though it has adopted many foreign words. The pronunciation is somewhat like that of the German, while that of the Danes more strongly resembles the Iceland language. The merits of Linnæus, Celsius, and other learned Swedes, is well known. Kellgren now holds the first rank among the poets. Lidner is in great esteem for his lyrical productions, and Bellman for his anacreontics. The metrical translation of Horace and Virgil, by the Baron Adlarbeth, is considered as a master-piece.

The Iceland tongue is the true Scandinavian, and forms the principal basis of the Danish and Swedish languages. The inhabitants speak it in a degree of purity, both in conversation, and in their public acts. In Denmark and Sweden, a few Runic inscriptions are the only monuments remaining of the antient primitive language, but in Norway, certain antient codes of law are yet extant, written in the pure Icelandic language, before it underwent any changes. The grammar of this language is not at all complicated; simplicity and precision mark the syntax; the rules are easily known and observed; the slightest solecism will detect a stranger. The Sagas, which recount the historical facts of Iceland, are the favou rite reading of the inhabitants. They have now a distinguished author in that kind of literature, M. Espolia, whose sagas have brought down the Icelandic history

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