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to a submissive acknowledgment of the dis-gradual (and, to those who watched around

ARTS AND SCIENCES. pensations of Providence, and a cheerful re- him, an imperceptible) decline into a total signation to the Divine will, he beheld the rest. He only ceased from his mortal state;

MBTEORIC PHENOMENON. approach of death not wholly without emo--and who shall presumie to judge, if the tion. The ardent prosecution of his religi- prepossession of his pure and holy feelings

In the night of the 11th of May some fishous studies had gradually led him to indulge was not in that moment accomplished ? He ermen, who were engaged in the Shad a persuasion, which many of sainted memo- ceased from life, when that life could no

fishery, at Neuendorf, near Coblentz, ob

served remarkable phenomenon. At ry have felt, that the epoch foretold in Scrip- longer be powerfully exerted to combat the ture, when the reign of holy men shall be pride, to pro note the virtue, and enlarge the midnight a light spread over the firunament so established on the earth, was on the eve of happiness, of his fellow.creatures. May it be on fire : when this blaze had continued for its commencement. He conceived that it not be pardonable to think, that Providence anight even precede the natural period of his had allotted to a creature of so pure a spirit formed itself into a ball about the size of a

8one ininutes, it drew together to a point, own earthly existence. The encouragement the entire developement and use of his high grenade, which had a tail or train about an of this favourite idea had tended insensibly. to faculties in this his station, and that their ex: ell in length ; the ball then darted with inexcmpt him from the apprehensions of a haustion was the signal of his departure? credible velocity, and with very loud cracktime, when the consciousness of Being was The talent, which had been entrusted to him, to be suspended under the hand of death. was faithfully disbursed, aud he returned to ling and lissing, in nearly a horizontal po

sition, but rather verging upirards, towards That expectation was now shaken ;-in what the hosomn of the Giver.

Anderpach, and vanished in the mountains. degree shaken, or how far the soothing * He expired on the 6th July, 1813.

They now heard, for about ten minutes, a image might yet have continued to impress his soul withi ' belief, during the reinaining Erratum. In our last the date of James Sharp's tains, which åt last slowly died away. The

crackling and thundering from the mounportion of his existence here, is known only letter po 353, col. 3, should have been 1775 not to that All-seeing Mind, to whom the liearts 1755.

sky was again clear, and the stars shonc of men are open, and who, amidst the dark

bright as before the phenomenon. ness of decline and death, is to the righteous

A letter from Palcrino says, that the Acaan everlasting light and glory*.

ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. “ The distress, which the approaching loss

demy of that city had sent some persons to

Mount Etna, who affirm that, while they of this excellent man brought on a house of Extract of a Letter from the Cape of Good stood on the crater of that volcano, they which he was now the sole male representative, Hope ---Cape Toren, October 2d, 1819.- heard froin it the thundering of the late erupneeds not be described. He was attended with On the 4th September, the first stone tion of Mount Vesuvius ; which gives room the most faithful care and tenderness; and the of a new Exchange was laid with great cere- to conjecture that these two volcanoes have even, although rapid, decay of life within inouy. His Excellency the Governor, who him, allowed almost to its last hour the me- laid the foundation, and all the superior civil each other.

some subterraneous communication with lancholy pleasure of viewing him still form- and military authorities were present, and ing a part of the small domestic circle, at the also a great crowd of spectators of all classes. once happy mansion of Fulham. On the day on the 5th August a market was held for the preceding his death, he breakfasted as usual first time with a savage nation, the Bricquas, published the following extract from the

The naval board at Amsterdam has just with the family. His weakness was much who are of a much darker colour than the Journal of the Ship Samarano, Capt. Jan increased ; and he was several times obliged Hottentots. It took place at Kook Fontein Scholtys, on a voyage from the Cape of to lie down on his bed during the course of lasted from the 5th to the 10th, and ended the afternoon. He appeared often to labour to the satisfaction of both parties. The

Good Hope to Batávia. for breath. Night, and partial repose, came Bricqnas sent a deputation to the Governor

Aug. 4. 1818.

At noon the south latitude as observed on. In the morning, his countenance was to thank hiin for this mark of his favour, and by six instruinents was 360 43', on longitude it remained unaltered. About four o'clock estimated at fifteen thousand rix dollars. by calculation 52° 41' E. of Greenwich ; in the afternoon he fell into a tranquil slum- The savages amounted to about a hundred ward in zi P. D. we discovered to the

longitude by the chronometer 510 4'. Tober, in which, without a struggle or a sigh, and twenty persons, besides five and twenty S. E. by E. something rising above the surhe breathed his lastt. His decease was a carriages, and about fifty teams of oxen. face of the sea, and as it appeared to us when

The English, on their side, brought with viewed through the telescope to be a rock, “ * An anecdote of an extraordinary nature is re- them, besides manufactured goods, tobacco, we steered towards it, and found when we lated of Mr. Sharp on the above-mentioned point. fruits, brandy, &c. From an opinion which he had adopted, of the “ We have a theatre here; at which was

had approached within half a league, that it striking resemblance of many actual circum- / lately acted a piece called Montoni, or the by a number of birds of different kinds. On

was really a very considerable one inhabited stances of his own time to those which, in the Castle of Udolpho. The dresses and deco- the cast, as well as on the west side, it had scriptural prophecies, are believed to announce rations were very superb, and the performthe happy state of the good on earth, he had en, ances deserved great praise. The play was in w., of which that on the east side was a

a reef; the direction of E. N. E. and W. S. couraged in his mind & belief that the desired the Dutch language. We are in espectation little under water, extended about half a the fervour of his hopes, declared its probable of a tragedy, called Diego, or the

Spanish league from the rock to the E. N. E. and arrival in the ensuing spring. Being then in com- Beggar. There are ballets with every, repre-caused very little surf; and the more so, as pany with several ministers of the Gospel, hesentation.”.

we had very fine weather and little wind. was asked by one of them if he did not speak of

That on the W. S. W', side stretches about these things doubtingly. Not at all, was his ing in their company, but without uttering a half a league into the sea, rises ahore the reply, but as a positive truth' Mr. H,

word. Baptist preacher, esclaimed, “What would we

surface in two or three small pointed rocks,

" When on his death-bed, his two widowed and has a great surface. give, Mr. Sharp, for such a faith as yours !"" sisters were his constant attendants. To the

This rock, or sand-bank (droogte), is "+ Some circumstances, just now communi- last he continued frequently to look at the fa- marked in the English chart of the Indian cated by a near relation, are too interesting to mily portraits, which bung round the room, Ocean by J. W. Nouè, in 1814, in latitude be wholly omited.

with the most earnest and affecting espression, 36° 55' and longitude 52° east of Greenwich, “During the further decline of his strength, as if tracing the resemblances, and then nam he frequently entered the room where the family ing them one by one- My dear Father," "My and there called “ Atlantes Shoal, doubtful."'. · were assembled, and, taking a seat near to good Mother, "My dear brother William. The mean of our estimated longitude and them, continued--sometimes for hours to look These affectionate ideas seemed to occupy his that of the chronometer is 51° 52' east of stedfastly on them, appearing pleased with be- mind to the latest moment.'

Greenwich, and according to Dutch calcula




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tion, 68° 37' east of the Peak of Teneriffe, during the exertion of ascending, and several distinguished artists, whose pencils, employ-
which is very nearly the same, and thus dif. of the servants tvould willingly have remaineded in the delightful pursuits of their own
fers only 12 in latitude and 8' in longitude, behind to sleep for a short tiine on the snow; imagination, find patrons that do honor to
from Atlantes Shoal. As one of our boats but here the plant was not to be found for the age that has produced the talent they
had been washed away by a heavy sea, and! Inany miles, and as the situation was much cherish; -when the sister art, Poetry, too, no
we could not have hoisted out the other inferior in elevation to that above mentioned longer pining in obscurity, smiling steps
without great trouble and loss of time, we (the Baroineter having only sunk to 19 in.) forth in native grace, and hand in haud with
were unable to approach the san-l-bank to Dr. Govan could not help attributing the Painting, is invited to partake of the substan-
bring away any production, stones or the sensations experienced to the exertion of tial consideration of the world :- This then is
like as a proof of its existence, as it is in- walking more than ankle deep among snow the epoch, the " consummation so devoutly
licated in the English chart as tloubtfil: for nearly six hours, during whivh the feet wished," when the first ranks of the conn-
but we are convinces of its existence, and were benumbed, and the head exposed to try munificently condescend to do the kind
have named it Scholly's Rock, in lionor of the very powerful action of the rays of the ottieces of agents for the concerns of taste,
him who was properly the first discoverer. sun. This was in crossing Manjee-kc-khan- and devote their time and fortune to pro-
We have all signed this account, which we la, between the Touse and Tümnoutri, in mote the interests of genius.
are ready to certify on oath, if required. the beginning of October, 1818. Aconite is We are gratified to observe, the first por-
(Then follow the signatures.] imported into the plains, and sold at the trait that beads this catalogue of British

rate of one rupee the seer. It is used in worthies, is that of our lute sovereign.--For

chronic rheumatisın, by the native practi- to his majesty must be ascribed this felicitous LEARNED SOCIETIES. tioners.

change in the affairs of taste; as no sorereign

since the time of that unfortunate king hos Calcutta, 7th Sept. 1819.

whose love of vertú induced Vandyke, and At a meeting of the Asiatic Society, at


other illustrious painters to sojourn in Enywhich the Marquis of Hastings presided,

land, has done so much for the Arts. 5th Sept. last, anong other papers--A letter


What we owe to our late king, may nou was read from Dr. Wallich, transmitting de This Exhibition auginents our respect be expressed without the apprehension of scriptions of several plants, by Dr. Govan, for the judicious zeal which the Direc- censure on the score of flattery. He, nobly Superintendant of the Botanical Gardeus at tors of the British INSTITUTION haye ma- superior to religious or political prejudices, Saharunpore, to which additional remarks nifested for the promotion of their munifi- disdaining the idle speculations of cold phiare appended by Dr. Wallich. In the ob- cent olject, from the cominencement of losophy, determined to extend his fatherly servation on the Aconite, called by the na- their plan; and we are the more ready to protection to all his deserving subjects ; nor tives Beekh, or Bees, it is said that the idea pay thiem this tribute, being aware of the feared, that to encourage those pursuits that of its efluvia affecting the air, so as to pro- ditficulties that attend the collecting toge- give the last finish to man in an age of imduce deleterious effects upon those exposed ther, and selecting such continued stores of provement, would weaken the energies of to it, is very prevalent among the inhabi- pictures, for the gratification of the public the manufacturer or the commercialist, or tants of Bissepore and Gurhwal

. Dr. Govan We feel assured, that the good and the wise lessen the martial spirit of the rising generahaving been himself, as well as all those who will applaud their exertions, which must tion, or in any way curb the enterprising accompanied him, repeatedly ex sed both ultimately produce that general diffusion of souls of Britons. His wisdom, superior to during the day and night to its influence, taste

, so much desired, and so essential to the notions of the worldly wise, foresaiv that without having ever experienced any incon- the growth of genius, and the perfection of the cultivation of genius in all the elegant venience, he is inclined to attribute this be- art.Had such a body of noble and distin- pursuits that become the moral man, was lief to the circumstance of the plants always guished patrons as that which constitutes not incompatible with national glory. Hence, occurring at very high elevations, where, we the British Institution, appeared half a cen- architecture, painting, poetry, music, anel are informed by the highest authority, grcat tury ago, in support of the enlarged views of all the arts and sciences, nay, talent in all inconveniences, similar to those believed to our late sovereign in his regard for the Fine the ramifications of polite study, have most be produced by it, are often felt, viz. giddi- Arts, what might not British genius have flourished whilst commerce increased beyond ness, fainting, somnolency, and difficult res atchieved ere this? Then had Proctor not example; whilst our great naval and military piration, the latter of which symptoms has clied neglected, nor Wilson wanted bread; atchievements have astonished mankind; and been usually ascribed to rarefaction of the nor would that genuine child of nature, when religion and virtue, under the banners

air, and said to occur when the body remain-Gainsborough, have been compelled to quit of this king of BLESSED MEMORY, had
red perfectly at rest. The plant occupies the the sylvan haunts, where he delighted to " fought the Good Fight,” and restored
highest situation in the forest belt invest-exercise his rare talent, to ply his reluctant peace and reason to a disturbed world!
ing the sides of the Himalaya, Des Govan pencil in the study of portraiture. 4. These general reflections are meant to
never having met with it much below where But happily, sve live

in “ better days,” preface anecdotical and biographical

the baroneter stood at 19 inches. With re- when inodern art, as a marketable commo- of this interesting gallery, in our next; and
garle to his own personal experience of the dity, commands a higher price * than the which may form a sort of sequel to the ex-
effects above mentioned, and that of the peo- works of ages past. When native talent is cellent historical catalogue of the Institution.
ple who accompanied him in crossing the sought, to meet its highest desert ;-when
Himalaya by the Role or Panying Pass, in the pictures of Ward, Thirner, Calcott, Wil-

Bissepore, where the barometer stood at 17 kie, Collins, Mulready,

Bird, and many other No. 123, View in the Vale of Chamouny; inches, -after passing the night, at what he

&c. No. 150. An Evening View, with conceived the upper limit of perpetual suow,

This is a gratifying fact. The experience Mont Blanc in the distance, &c. Sir G. he can assert that no other inconvenience of the last tree years has abundantly proved Beaumont, Bart. H. or difficult respiration was felt, than what that the pictures of the Old Masters, excepting The knowledge and taste displayed by Sir was the necessary result of the exertion in where they are of the highest merit-unequivo Geo. Beaumont, as well as by several others ascending, and which ceased whenever the

cally so, are sold by comparative superficial of our amateur artists, are widely different body remained at rest. On one occasion a the sum awarded for the works of native artists, the theoretical prattle of the connoisseur; and

measurement, at a fourth, or even a tenth of from those acquirements which suffice for degree of sickness and giddiness was experienced, with anxiety of respiration, not Ruymes on Arr has mainly contributed to display in fact the thorough practice of the

this happy change; and we congratulate him on regular professor, arriving at the same deMay not the properties attributed to the the beneficial influence, his generons exertions gree of excellence by the same arduous Upas-tree, be accounted for on grounds equally for the profession of which he is so distinguisti- means. The view in the Vale of Chamouny natural and rational ?

ed a member, has wrought on public taste. is a variety in the studies of Sir G.Beaumont:

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those which have . principally met our eye so high as to disable the eye from distin-class of painting. Indeed the whole pertains from his peucil, have been compositions in guishing all their merlts. The Earl of Bu- to the true epic; and the tragical subject which the localities of nature were always chan's is an uncommon head, and seems to loses none of its force under the hands of the preserved, along with the union of other belong to a family of genius. The likeness artist. As present we have no space for qualities of art, such as breadth, firmness of of the Erskines is strong, and the lineaments detail. The Morgue seems to have been pencil, and harmony of colouring. The first those of intellect and intelligence.

studied as far as it could be without exciting of the views before as partakes of these qua

horror ;--the head of a father is perhaps the lities in an eminent degree; and there is su

ANTIQUE ACADEMY.-In this inconvenient worst, a dead negro the best things in the properadded the singular and abstract effect of and crowded room, where many pictures duction, the scene, in which the contrast of warm and are hung and few are seen, and in which cold objects is brought to harmonize by the miniatiires, drawings, and paintings in oil, Extract of a Letter from "Rome, dated most skilful management.

all hudulled together, solicit our regard ; our 28th April, 1820.-" You ask whether the Ia the Evening view, No. 150, we ima- notice has been attracted by specimens in establishment of an English Academy at gine Sir G. Beaumont has kept Wilson in his each department highly deserving of atten- Rome, would be beneficial to the arts of onr eye. It is a sketch of great promise, and tion,

country --Certainly itwould.-- Those whourge we hope to‘sce it realized on a more ample

The enamels by H. Bone, are in his as an argument on the contrary, the improved scale at a future period.

usual style of ease and finish, exhibiting at state of English art, and our actnal wealth No. 361. The Custle of Chillon, on the Lake once the varied characters of the different in pictures and statues, either have not had

of Geneva.-Rev. W. H. Carr. H. schools, and ensuring to posterity their an opportunity of observing, or have not duly This appears to us an effect of a picture lasting and unalterable record, by means appreciated, the peculiar advantages offered of Claude Lorraine, brought to bear upon of enamel painting; of which hazardous and to the student in Italy. England, it is true, n local view. This is an excellent mode of tedious process it is but justice to say, is rich in examples of art'; but how and pratice when not carried on too exclusively, that the improvement was first begun, and where are they to be consulted? The liberThe performance does great credit to the persevered in, till it reached the high and ality of some few of the nobility, in opening taste and skill of this gentleman. A little perfect state which it has now attained, by this their collections occasionally for public inmore firmness and decision of pencil might, eininent artist. See 466, &c.

spection, is highly honorable to them, and we think, further assist his powers.

No. 478. Imitation of Three Bas Relievos. will tend, undoubtedly, to the diffusion of No. 315. Study of Beech Trees in K'norel

-F. Ferriere.

general taste; but I doubt whether inuch adPark.-H. Howard, R. A.

These beautiful imitations are only less per- vantage can result to the practical student, The painter of landscape was sometimes fect than those of bronze, exhibited last year from observations made in the heat and in the habit of recurring to the pencil of the by this artist; which,like the curtain famous in throng of a fashionable assembly. The historical painter for the introduction of his ancient art, imposed alike upon the ignorant Royal Academy is miserably encumbered figures ; bat it seldom happens that the pain and the skilful." In the present objects of our with petty regulations. The annual Exhibiter of portrait, or of history, has occasion to notice, the failure seems to be in the quality tion at the British Institution supplies a wider call in other powers than his own. The back of substance; they appear to have been stu- range of facilities :-perhaps all that can be grounds of both the one and the other neces-died from wax rather than from ivory. expected from an establishment whose matesitate this general practice; and we need No. 846. Portrait of Master Hutcheson At- rials are not fixed and permanent, as a naonly instance this Study as an example of the

kinson.-S. P. Denning. tional property. In Rome, on the contrary, skill with which these varieties in art are ma

This nearly circular ininiature is no less the student may turn at all times to the galnaged. The affect, as well as the colouring, is conspicuous as a centre, than for its excel- leries, without the chance of delay, disapwell suited to the scene, in which character lence as a work of art. Simplicity, strength, pointment, or interruption; and we all know and simplicity equally prevail.

and character, mark its claims to applause. the advantages of working from the immeNo. 338. Portrait of a Lady preparing for No. 464. Portrait of the Earl of Belfást.- diate impression of great examples ; but, a Masked Ball, attired in the Costume of

1. S. Rochard.

getting aside the consideration of convenienee, Charles the First.-I. Green.

The character of this artist's pencil very the intrinsic quality of the great works in This picture, both froin its costume and much resembles that of the late Mr. Shelly, high art, which are to be seen in Rotne, and arrangement, has the air of an interesting clear, fresh, and transparent.

no where else, decides at once the question subject. It is painted with great care and No. 481.

Portrait of Mrs. Scott Moncrief, of that precedence which is due to her. It skill, is rich and harmonious in its colouring,

Edinburgh.-W. Nicholson. was here that the present school of France and creates great interest froin its design and One of the clearest and most tasteful was formed ; and the historic style of that manageinent.

whole length drawings we ever remember school is undoubtedly superior to ours. No. 345. A celebrated Horse, the property to have seen, and combines as much talent I do not allude to individual powers; for 'I

-- Wilson, Esq.-A. Cooper, R. Å as the largest scale of painting exbibits. am convinced that the Painters of England Elect.

would leave, not only those of France, but More truth and simplicity, hoth of execu


those of all Europe, at an imineasurable disstion and design, were never, we think, prod The great picture, by Mr. Jerricault, 24 f. tance, in the historic class of art, as they duced ; in this the charm of the work.con-Dy 18. which represents the saft from the have already done in every other, if to their sists, and its power will be readily fel and Medusa, on the 13th day after it was so in- strong feeling for nature and executive force, acknowledged by all tho see it.

humanly cut adrift, and its burthen of 150 were superadded that severity of conception No. 539. The West Porch of the Cathedral souls reduced to 16, will be publicly ex- and correctness of design which would result Church in Rowen, Normandy.-H. Edridge) hibited at the Egyptian Hall, on Monday: from the discipline of the Roman Academy,

This, and other edifices of a like kind in From a previous view of it, we are enabled I have just seen a picture which is a full France, have bçen given with great accuracy u intimate that it is one of the finest comment on, and confirmation of what I and spirit by the pencil of Mr. Edridge, and specimens of French Art, which have been adrance. I allude to Mr. Lane's immense add greatly to the stock of Gothic architee seen in this country. For clraracter, anato- picture of The ANGEL APPEARING TO JOcure with which this country has enriched my, nature, and interest, it is eminently con

SEPH AND MARY IN EGYPT. Here the de-the portfolio of the antiquary, and of the lo spicuous ; and the fault of colour, with a sign of the artist had evidently been to comvers of art,

few partial exceptions to the general merit, bine the principles of the Roman and VeneNo. 543. Portrait of the Earl of Buchan, alone reminds us of the school to which the tian Schools; and his picture I am certain, J. Masynerier.

performance belongs. - The drawing is adwill furnish a practical confutation of that This, and 272, (Mrs. Elliot Drake) by the mirable, and a group of the wretched party hypothesis of Reynolds, which asserts those same artist, are very clever specimens of throwing out the signal to the vessel which

Why does it not maintain several promisportraiture, though both unfortunately hung finally rescued thema, belongs to the highest ing students at Rome.---Ed.


principles to be incompatible, whether in relation to the union of ideal character with


of high things, high 'dances, high living, high

stories, and (I assure you) high courage. the truth of nature, or the correct and de

But what particularly interested me, is termioed discrimination of parts with general


the peculiar character of maternity in which comprehension, and magnificence of effect.


the Seoted cames excel so much. You may This performance ranks among the greatest DEAR John,

see aged grandmothers, and elderly inamas, examples of art which I have seen. I improve every day in any knowledge of with half a dozen, or a dozen of their chil such works it is that a nation must rest the the Scots, and every day they improve in diren on the floor at once. The look of love, reputation of its graphic capabilities; but the my esteem; which I attribute to the en- of interest, of anxiety, of approbation, and combination of talents and resources neces. largement of my views, and my liberality, even the tremulous wish that they should sary to produce them are not often the lot of the student has taken me all over Edinburgh, excel, do honor to the women of the counany particular student. The magnificence and shown me a goort deal of high life, and try, and prove how much heart there is even of a nobleman (Lord de Dinstanville) has, low life ; of both of which you will easily in this little example. You may, (whiles, I believe, enabled Mr. Lane to pursue his conceive that there is plenty, when I tell as the Scotch say) detect a look of intelliobject through a long course of arduous and you that I breakfasted with a learned doctor, gence between man and wife, kindling into cxpensive studies. We shall see the effect; in the first floor from heaven, that is to say, the kindest expression, nay, a tineture of his work will be exhibited in the Pantheon in the seventh story from the ground floor ; reflectiveness, as inuch as to say, “suchi, here: and afterwards in London. Let pub- (high notions you'll allow) and that I danced were we, on these very boards, a few feeting lic liberality keep pace with individual ener- reels, and supped seven stories below the years back.” gy, and England will not long have to sus doctor. Such a breakfast, John! tea and Apropos, the women call their husbands tain the reproach of wanting an Historic coffee, eggs, ham, boiled fish, honey, marma iny man, " which you southern blades School.

lade, cold inoor-fowl, dried fruit, besides a laugh at; but let me tell you, that there is hundred kinds of bread. I think a fellow something very fond in the term ; very ap

must be difficult indeed, if he is not pleased propriate, very possessive; and I know ORIGINAL POETRY.

with such fare, tacked on to a hearty wel- some husbands amongst us who do not mecome.

rit it, in any sense of the word. Happy the [By Correspondents.)

The doctor is a young beginner, but no husband who is a good mon!. 'Tis a noble

doubt he will soon get into practice, for he title !-From the practising let me direct Hail lovely worn, slowly you break


intimate with the fashionable under your attention to the theatre. It is very fair ; Thro' bronzed clouds, and boldly take taker here, who can introduce him, and then but not much attended. I expected to find Night's empire from her, 'tis to make

there may be a mutuality of service. Deadly the mob all quietness; but the gods, as we All nature glorious; for her sake Thou dost appear.-How freshly green

bad, I hear you cry! But I assure you that call them, can kick up a dust even there.

all is fashion here, from the doctor and the As to the learned professions, why they'll The shining leaves! Apollo's beam Bursts from the east, and then is seen

doer, down to the coachmaker and to him knock you off a gross of Doctors in a mornOne golden flood, the mountain stream;

whose rehicle is "the carriage after all." ing! I went to see the ceremony, and wo And bark, the lark's blithe carolling

Now lest you should suppose that the bad 'em of all nations and colours. They've Pours & delicious welcoming,

doctor and the doer are synonimous terms, a grinding machine that hits 'em off to perWhile all around,

the speckled thrush, I beg leave to tell you that the former is section ! Merey upon the poor patients ! Aad tho sweet blackbird, gaily sing, the physician, and the second the lawyer; There was such a lot of 'em, that iny Irish Making the woods with musick ring; both, as well as the undertaker, belonging to conductor, cried out “Oh! murder," as he And from yon dew besprinkled bush grave professions. Well, in spite of that, saw them go up for examination. They The lively sparrow spreads her wing the Scotch have tine constitutions, and their have very learned lectures, too, upon law, Upon some airy ramble ;-there The insect tribe disport in air,

lawyers are the honestest I ever met with. One physic, divinity, chemistry, and I don't

of them recovered a debt for me, free, gratis, know what besides. What is most extraorAlmost as light as the clear sky Oo which they futter gracefully.

for nothing, only because he inet me at a dinary is, that there is virtue in the chair of a Now from her bed of snowy hue

twenty-seventh High-land cousin's, whereas professor, so that he who sueceeds to it is The youthful village maid is rio'n,

my attorney in London dined with me once, sure to be a learned man. This virtue, too, With glowing cheek and eyes so blue,

and then charged me for his dinner, and al- goes by inheritance, like a name or an en They rival e'en the tints of heav'n.

most every word of our conversation. tailed estate, so that some of them descend Froin her window then she glances

At the ball below stairs, I expected to be regularly from father to son. How clever As her lover swift advances

quite the go, but I found that I felt short in that must be! By the way, it runs in my To meet the sparkling of her eyes,

my performance there, as well as in the sci- head, that there is something in the old docAll radiant with delight and love,

entific conversation, for every body reads, torial hat, which they put upon the candidate Tho' with a laugh of feign'd surprize and every body dances, and learning is so at grachuation, and you'll allow that if they She hides the joy, her blushes prore. cheap in the Scoteh metropolis, that it is no can thus, put an old head on young shoulders, Say, feels she not the morning's power To introduce new happiness?

wonder they call it the modern Athens : you it is a wonderful effort of genius. When eren vbere afflictions lower

may be servod out at any price. By-the-by, The Scotch students fag like dray horses, The mind an instant loses its distress :

talking of Athens, I never inet with a Greek at their studies, but the rest of the pie-balled Behold the wretched captive, see

in Scotland : that's another good thing. But party of Irish West Indians, foreigners, yanHow haggard on his couch of straw

to return to dancing, the Scotch women kees, &c. are the greatest bloods in the He lies in sleepless misery,

dance with all their souls : such activity! town, so that one would think they must A tictim to despotic law;

such steps ! such good timists! Tis admi. have the merit of inspiration, if they out-do Yet when some bright resplendent streams rable indeed ! Entre nous, I have got a dan, the others, which, nevertheless, is sometimes Oflight aro dancing o'er his cell,

cing master to give me private lessons, and the case. My student, however, inforias me When joyous dawn in smiling, gleams

you may take your path that I shall be quite that fashion goes a great way in, medicine Thro' his grate like some bewitching the kick at the Crown and Anchor. A very so that it is only necessary to put a good Ob! how its glorios be must bless, That sweetly bring forgetfulness.

peculiar thing here is a practising, and a face on the business, in order to succeed. And this is in the morning,

dancing master's ball; the former in the I almost wish that I had been brought up to Shedding its fairy hues of light,

morning, the latter (of course) at night, physic, instead of the counting house, for Ev'ry object fresh adorning,

There you may see as good dancing, for a I know that I have an accommodating man. Making the beautiful more bright;

mere trifle, as you can upon a London stage. ner, which the M. D.'s consider as the placeWhile to each feeling heart, the voice They have what they call a high dance, bo, and which I am told is half the battle. Of nature cries aloud « rejoice."

which is inimitable. You see they are fond, My landlady is an excellent woman. She


introduced me to a writer who lives on and At Dşury Lane, the entertaining Don Gi- tion, which moves, either with or against the off with her, " that is to say (for I am sure ovanni does more than Lear, Virginius, tra- streain, luy means of machinery, without the the terin till puzzle you) they inhabit the gedy or coinedy; "a strong proof, if any were ail og stenm, moved by the power of six same floor, which they call a land , and he wanting, that what is sliğlit,' agreeabile, and men, carrying a load of one lulf of its own kindly took one to a half uncle's in the coun-huinorous, is less suites co the taste of the weight, which is stated to have answered try; one of the best fellows I ever met with. present day. Madame l'estris, who arquits every expectation.” Bravo! a steam-boat Mr. Muckleweim, the lawyer, promised to herself so well in it, had her benetit on sed without steain! shew me his policy and his park; but to my nesday, and sçemed to be rewarded loy a full English Bull.-In the 7th volume of the great disappointment, the policy was nothing house."

Historie (allery, a work published a few but a very small plantation, and the park was Mr. Kean, we learn, is absolutely bound years ago, there is a print froin Rubens' about two acres of grass-land without a tree for America : his " last benefie” is, we hope, picture of the Education of Mary de Medicis. in it. Well, but the inside of the house was antruly announced for Monday; and a rather Tur the explanation of the plate the following well furnished, and he had as good a library egotistical piece is announced for it, in which, morceau occurs : If the figures of the and a cellar as any lord. I just looked over in the character of the Admirable Crichton, men, and particularly that of Minerra, exthe one, and I dipped a little more into the this phenix of the drama is to give imita- hibit those heavy shapes for which Rubens other, by which means I got what they call tions, and display the universality of his at has been frequently reproached, the females fou.

tainments in fencing, dancing, singing, har- are vlepictured with greater delicacy!! After supper we had an exquisite thing lequinading, &c. &c. This will, we fancy, Curions Coincidence.--In Percy's relicks, which they call plotty, that is to say, a little draw a bumper, and it will be a most de- vol. 1. p. 313. in the ballad of the Patient plot against the brain, and it sacceeded with served one ; for though our opinion of Kean, Counters, extracted from Warner's Albion's ine perfectly. I was soinewhat mortified at as an actor, is not so enthusiastic as that of England, there are the following linesone thing. The next morning, I dressed many, his rare inerit, the service he has

The poor old couple wished their bread myself in a complete highland dress, belong-done the stage by exciting emulation, his Were wheat, their whig were perty. ing to a yonng officer, ou a visit at Gowan- power, energy, and passion, entitle him to

Does not this look like a prophetical anbank; and I expected to have attracted the the warmest testimony of public appro- ticipation of the great whig oracle, even by eye of my, landlord's niece, a very pretty bation.

pame? girl ; but she did nothing but laugh at me, VAUXHALL Gardens-On Wednesday whilst a foreigner present cricd,

« Il n'est comwenced their season, though the weatlier Ves, Sir, your speech is moving, I must say, pas montagnard qui reut"-lie is not a is as yet unfavourable: Taylor, Miss Povey, See half your audience it has moved away. mountaineer who wishes to be one,

a Mrs. Austin, and a Mr. Shaw, were the Recovered from my vexation, I was over- principal vocalists, and filled the orchestra Impromptu on the Broken Il'indows in Piccadilly. whelined with hospitable attention, and I with considerable ettect. Malame Saqni Lights! lights ! Wood's loyal mob in London have set down Gowanbank in my memoran- again astonishes the natives with fireworks

reigns: dum book, as one of the places to which my and ropewalks.

Heaven save our gracious queen, and all our memory will pay a tribute of gratitude,

pines. whenever I think of it. But the post hour

VARIETIES. approaches fast, and I must conclude.

METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. Therefore farewell, and believe me still, Your faithful friend, Remains of a Giant.-A few days since,

JUNE, 1820. as some workmen were employed in exca- Thursday, 1 - Thermometer from 41 to 62. Fating Knightstone Rock, at Weston Super

Barometer stationary at 29, 72. THE DRAMA.

Mare, (an Island lately purchased by Mr. Wind S. W.2. ---Morning clear, the rest of

Howe, of Bristol, for the construction of the day penerally cloudy. King's THEATRE. A grand ballet, on hot and cold baths) the skeleton of a man of Friday, 2

Thermometer from 45 to 62. - he beautiful, classical, and mythological enormous stature was discovered a few feet

Barometer, from 29,75 to 29, 77. story of Cephalus and Procris, was brought below the surface, and near it an antique passing with-showers at times ; 'heary rain and

Wind S. W. and W. 2. -Clouds generally out on Tuesday. The equally inconstant earthen vessel, containing bones of a smaller bail in the evening. and equally constant pair, furnish a fine sah-size: the urn and the skull of the larger Saturday, 3-Thermometer from 40 to 60. ject for the higher order of dance; and, skeleton ivere unfortunately broken to pieces

Barometer from 29, 82 to 29, 97. both in execution and in scenery, this has by the carelessness of the workmen ; but Wird W. Å and W. b. N. 1.-Clouds genebeen so ably produced, as to be one of the many of the bones are preserved in posses- rally pas:ing most attractive things of the kind ever per- sion of the curious. Conjecture is very busy

Rain fallen ,3 of an inch. formed at the King's Theatre. An Aurora as to the antiquity of these remains, and the Sunday, 4–Thermoineter from 45 to 53. scene is admirable. character of the gigantic personage whose

Barometer from 30,05 to 30, 09. The theatres are now principally devoted frume they once held together; some sup

Wind W. b. N. 1-Generally cloudy.

Rain fallen ,075 of an inch. to Benefits; and many performers who have pose they belonged to one of those giants, the foremost claims to public encouragement who, oli historians assert, peopled this Mondair, 5 -- Thermometer from 38 to 62,

Barometer from 30, 16 to 30, 10. and reward, are, we fear at an unlucky country many ages before the invasion of

Wind N: N. W ty and S. W. 1.-Morning time, when all minds are occupied with the Cæsar ; but as there is an old encampment clear, the rest of the day generally cloudy: higher drama of politics, before us for the hard by, which from its construction is pro: Tuesday, 6 - Thermometer from 48 to 59. annual acknowledgment of the delight and bably of British origin, there is little doubt

Barometer from 30, 00 to 30, 27. amusement their talents have afforded. At but they are the remains of an aboriginal Wind N. E. į and N. 2.-Generally cloudy; Covent Garden, Mr. C. Kemble, one of the soldier of distinction. Persons conrersant a nisling rain at times. most general, pleasing, and efficient actors with anatomy infer, from the size of the

Rain fallen ,175 of an inch. that ever adorned the stage, took his night bones that lie inust have been nearly nine Wednesday, 7-Thermometer from 45 to 62. on Tuesday, but without any novelty. On feet high.-(Provincial Journal.)

Barometer from 30, 22 to 30, 15. Wednesday, that admirable comedian, Lis- Scotch Bull.-In the 26th number of

Wind W. I. and N. W..Clouds generally ton; had ve trust that reason to laugh which Blackwood's Magazine, (May 1819), the

: sunshine at times.

overspread: the proverb assigns ; for surely he deserved following notice, under the head of literary

Rain fallen ,025 of an inch.

On Thursday June 15th, at 2 hours, to win who had so often excited irresistible and scientific intelligence, may be perceived | 21 minutes, 27 seconds in the morning, (clock mirth in his audience. Last night Mac- by the lenned and curious. “Steam Boat. time) the 2d. Satellite of Jupiter, will immerge ready played Machetlr, for the first time- A trial was made at Milan, on the 19th of into an eclipse. his own benefit—of which we shall render February, with a boat on a new construc Edmouton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS. some account in our next.


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