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badly supported, and must depend solely on

for his own dwelling, that none should find

THE HIMALA MOUNTAINS. himself. In a London theatre, the blaze of

him out. Both Bhagiruttee and Alacknunda light and beauty, the splendour of the sce

(Account concluded from Fraser's Journal.)

are there said to have sprung from the head nery, the skill of the orchestra, are all adsci The extracts in our last Number left of Maha Dco. Twelve holy Brahmins, detitious attractions, acting as avant couriers the traveller at Gungotree, the centre nominated the Twelve Reekhee, left Lanka for the performer, and provisposing us to be of the Hiinala steeps, and the sacred in search of Alaha Deo, and penetrated to magnificence of a metropolitan stage defends source of the Bhagirutte Ganges: his Bhyraingħattee, where the J;hannevie meets

the Bhagiruttee, but could not find hiin. the actor from that inicroscopic serutiny to narrative thus continues :

Eleven of them in despair went to Cashiere, which he must submit in the country. We This mountain, which is considered to be but the twelfth, named Jum-Reekhee, reshould also remember, that at tiines It re- the loftiest and greatest of the snowy range inained at Bhyramghattee, sitting on a huge quires more courage to praise than to cen- in this quarter, and probably yields to none rock in the course of the stream of the Bhasure, and the metropolitan actor will always in the whole Himalaya, obtains the name of giruttee, which, instead of flowing on as have this advantage over the provincial, 'it Roodroo Himala, and is held to he the usual, was absorbed into the belly of the we are pleased, onr taste is Aattered in the throne or residence of Maharleo himself. It Reckhec and lost, while the J,bannevie fowone insteall, but suspected in the other. is also indiscriminately called Pauch Purbut, ed on. The goddess of the streain (Bhagi

Intrigours of state, like games of whist, from its five peaks; and Sooineroo Purbut, ruttce) herself was at Gungotrec worshiping require a partner, and in both, success is the which is not to be confounded with the Malia Deo, and making her prostrations on joint effect of chance and of skill; but the mountain so called near Bunderpouch ; and the stone on which now the temple is foundformer, differ from the latter, in one parti-sometiincs the general appellation of Kylas ed. When she felt that the course of the cular—the knaves rule the kings. Count is given, which literally signifies any snowy stream was stopped, she went in wrath to Stackelberg was sent on a particular embassy hill

, but is applied to this inountain by way. Bhyramghattce, clove the Jum Reckhee in by Catharine of Russia, into Poland ; on the of preeminence. It has five principal peaks, two, and gave a free passage to the river. same occasion, Thurgut was dispatched by called Roodroo Himala, Burrumpooree, Bis-One half of the Reekhee she flung to the the Emperor of Germany. Both these am- senpooree, Dodgurree Kanta, and Soorga westward, and it became the mountain of bassadors were strangers to each other. Rounce. These form a sort of semi-circular Bunderpouch. From his thigh sprung the When the morning appointed for an andience hollow of very considerable extent, filled Jumna, and from his skull arose the hot arrived, Thurgut was ushered into a magni- with eternal snow, from the gradual dissolu- springs mentioned when treating of Jumficent saloon, where, seeing a dignified look- tion of the lower parts of which the princi- not tree. Thus far the extravagancies of the ing man scated and attended by several Polish pal part of the stream is generated: proba- shasters; and still they show the large rock nollemen, who were standing most respect- bly there may be smaller hollows beyond which the Reekhce sat upon, and which was fully before him, the German ambassador the point to the right above Gungoiree, divided in two by the same fatal cut. It is a (Thurgut) concluded it was the king, and which also supply a portion.

very large block of granite, which appears addressed him as such, with the accustomed; The breadth of the mountainous region to have fallen from the cliff, above the point formalities. This dignified looking character may probably occupy a space of from sixty of union between the two rivers, and is cu turned out to be Stackelberg, who received to eighty miles at inost.

riously split in two. the unexpected homage with pride and si The old popular idea that the Ganges is Towards evening, (Mr. F. says) I bathed lence. Soon after the king entered the pre- sued froin a rock like a cow's mouth (Gae in the holy spot where the goddess used to sence chamber, and Thurgut, perceiving bis Mouk,h), did not fail to occur to me. This stand. The water, just freed from the ice, inistake, retired, much mortified and asbain- idea is extremely prevalent, and it is difficult was piercing cold; and it required no sinall ed. In the evening, it so happened, that to account in a satisfactory manner for its effort of piety to stay long enough in it for both these ambassarlors were playing cards universality, for it is not authorized by the the Brahinin to say the necessary prayers at the samne table with his inajesty. The shasters; and the numbers of pilgrims and over the pilgrim, which are much in the same Gerinan envoy threw down a card, saying, devoteco who have reached the place of form as at Bhyram-Ghattee: I held also a .“ The king of clubs !!” “ A mistake !" said Gungotree (it might be presuined) would small tuft of grass in the 'hand, which, on the monarch, “ It is the knave !” “ Pardon have served to give sufficient publicity to the the prayer ceasing, is thrown into the stream. me, Sire,” exclained Thurgut, casting a true state of the case.

Afterwards, with bare feet, we entered the siguificant glance at Stackelberg, “ this is It may be amusing to relate the fabulous temple, where worship was performed, a the second time to-day, I have mistaken a origin of this mountain, of the range, and of little bell ringing all the time. The necesknave for a king!!!" Stackelberg, thoughvers the two rivers as given by the Brahmin. sary presents were then made, and all parties prompt at repartee,bit his lips, and was silent. Whether it be the same as is assigned in the fully satisfied.

Lerity is often less foolish, and gravity shasters I have not the means of ascertain The outside of the temple has already less wise, than each of them appears. ing. It was, however, attributed to them. been described. Within there are three jina

Aplictions sent by providence, melt the The common tale of the usurpation of the ges: one, I think, is that of Kali : and the constancy of the noble ininded, but confirm empire of Lunka, by Rawen the son of Ma- elevated stone shelf on which they were the obduracy of the vile. The same fur- ha Deo, who rebelled against his father, is placed was wet and soiled with the offerings nace that hardens clay, liquifies gold; and well known; as also are the adventures of made : there was a peculiar smell, but I in the strong manifestations of divine power

: Ram and Lutchinun, driven from their father know not whence it proceeded. The place, Pharaoh found his punishment, but David Maha Deo's presence, by the trick of one of as is usual, was lighted by a small lamp: his pardon.

his wives ; the history of this pair, and of no daylight had admittance. Just below the Ti proceeds rather from revenge than ma. Sita the wife of Ram; their ineeting with temple, on the river side, grew thrée poplar lice, when we hear a man affirin, that all the Hoonoomnaun in the Amrita gardens in trees and a few small Jarches; above there the world are knaves. For before a man Lunka; the rape of Sita by Rawen, tyrat are the remains of a fine old silver fir tree, draws this conclusion of the world, the and usurper of Lunka; the conquest of that which overshadows some of the caves and world has usually anticipated him, and con- place, and recovery of Sita, with the union sheds. The whole people also bathed, and cluded all this of him who makes the obser- of the three brothers in favour with their god contributed something to the priesthood ; vation. Such inen may be compared to and father, Maha Deo. Wien Maha Deo and it was a matter of serious importance, Brothers the prophet, who, on being asked retired from Lunka, disgusted at the re as well as of great joy to every one, that we by a friend how he came to be clapped up into bellion of his son Rawen, and, as it is said, had thus happily reached a place of such suBedlain, replied, 1 and the world happened forced by him to fly, he formed Kylas, or pereminent sanctity : such, indeed, that the to have a slight difference of opinion; the the Himala range, for his retreat; and Some- act of bathing here is supposed to cleanse world said I was mad, and I said the world roo Purbut, or Roodroo Himala, with its froin every sin heretofore committed, and was mad; I was outrotund, and here I am. five peaks, nigged and inaccessible as it is, the difficulty of which is so great, that few,

except professional devotees, ever attempt market will ever be overstocked by the ge- ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. reaching the holy place.

nuine musk. It is customary that those who have lost This scarcity, howerer, and the high price their father and mother, or either of these, of musk, as inay readily be supposed, give

To the Editor of tho Literary Garette. shall be shaved at this spot; and it was curi-risc to many modes of adulterating it to in Sir, ous to observe the whimsical changes pro- crease the quantity. The common way is Is Debrett's Peerage the most accurate duced by the operation, which numbers under-by injecting a portion of the blood of the ani- record we have of the present state of the went. It appears also, that one chief ordi-mal into the bag of musk, while both are nobility of the kingdoin? If it be, the peernance was the going frequently, round the warm, and they then unite. Great caution age, I inust say, is inost miserably recorded. holy teinple; and we particularly observed' is therefore necessary in making the pur- I have just been looking over his list of the that those who were noted as the greatest chases, and, indeed, none but very experi- Irish peers (in the eleventh edition considerogues were most forward in this pious ex-enced persons can ever detect the fraud..rably improved, printed in 1817), and I do crcise; one inan in particular, who had been Musk-pads are generally sent to the rajah, not think I overstep the modesty of calculaa notorious thief, was unwearied in his per- or chief man of a district, either as nuzzurs, tion, when I assert that it contains at least as severance.

or at a certain valuation, as a portion of tri-nany errors as there are articles. It would Descending from these holy heights, bute.

Some fall into the hands of the take a little too much room to prove this we shall not further extend this paper this article, as well as opium, iron, and of examples, selected alunost at random.

Bunyas, from the low country, who take assertion at length; but I shall give a couple than by adding a few notices of natural other commodities, 'in payment for their Vol. 2. p. 989. We are inforined that history. In the woody regions many goods, such as cloth, sugar, and other ma- Thomas, 27th baron Howth, married in animals abound ; but the following are nufaotured articles, and these persons sell it 1750, Isabella, the Earl of Kingston's sister, the most remarkable :

at a great profit in the plains. It is highly who died in 1794: and that his second son, Deer are numerous, and of various kinds. prized as a medicine as well as a perfume. Thomas, was born in 1795. This, is I think, The most curious and worthy of attention is, It is also sinoked by the luxurious debau- an important fact in midwifery. But let, perhaps, the musk-deer. It is an animal by chees in hookahs, in which way it acts as a that pass. This son Thomas is at present no ineans common in any situation, but keeps strong stiinulant; but only men of great bishop of Cork and Ross ; and if the above entirely to the most inaccessible and remote wealth can afford this fascinating drug. It date of his birth be correct, he must have heights, among rocks and forests that defy also invariably forms a part of the offering pre-wade good use of his time. A bishop and the foot of man. They cannot endure heat, sented froin inen of rank to their superiors, doctor of divinity long before twenty, he and several young ones which were presented as a nuzzur, or to their equals, as a usnal to. may almost rival the most striking examples to us invariably perislıed, after being exposed ken of regard. The name by which the animal of precocity or nepotism, but when we find for a few days to the warinth of a lower re- is known in the hills is custorce, and the (p. 990) that he has 8 children, one married gion. The figure of the musk-deer is some drug also obtains that appellation. A com- in 1805, consequently when her father was what singular. It attains the size of a fallow mon sort of deer, which we frequently saw only ten years of age, and another (a clerdoe, or small buck, and its body and legs browsing among the heights, and bounding gyınan too) in 1816, in his father's 21st year, are completely those of a deer. The head, from rock to rock, is called by the natives we must confess that miracles have not yet however, bears some resemblance to that of gurrl. It attains the size of a Foeback; the ceased. Again we are told (p. 990), that a hog; the eye is black and full, but not so colour is dark brown, the belly much lighter ; Lord lIowth's eldest daughter, Isabella, was large as that of a deer usually is; and the the horns branch into several divisions, like married in 1773 to Lord Sidney, who died sharp snout and wrinkled countenance gives that of the roebuck, are rough at the lower in 1744 without issue, which last circunit a considerable resemblance to a pig's head, parts, and very sharp at the points, and they stance I do not inuch wonder at, as he did which is rendered more remarkable by the run from six inches to a foot in length. It's not thíuk proper to marry until 29 years two tusks that project from the upper jaw, activity is very remarkable.

after his death. Her mother I confess, as and hang, pointing downward, considerably We frequently saw the horns of an animal, we have seen already, had a son a year after over the lower; and their colour is dark a mixed species of deer, that were singular her decease : this however being I imagine brown. It is commonly known that the in their form and appearance. They grew a raro case, onght not to be drawn into a musk is contained in a liquid state in a small near each other at the base, curving very precedent. But this family seems to have bag near the navel of the animal. When it much bach ward, and receding from each a fancy for marriage after death, as we find is caught, this bag is taken just as it is found, other gradually. The exterior curved side (p. 990) the next daughter, Elizabeth, marand cut from the beast while yet alive. A is divided from the root to the point by raised ried in 1806, to Sir P. A. Irving, althongh small hollow reed is inserted into it that the articulations, two or three inches distant the same grave authority informs us she died musk may not suffer, as it would be apt to from each other; and when they are of a in 1799. This is a very authentic history do, from want of air ; and the whole is tied middling size they are at least three feet and I can assure your readers it would not around with a sinew of the animal. In this long. The animal to which they belong is be hard to find other tales as astonishing. state, when it has dried, which it does in the described by the natives as resembling the Let us turn to Lord Clarina. There we shape of small brown grains, it is sold to-goat in appearance as well as the deer, but learn (p. 1267) that Nathaniel William, the. gether with the skin for about twice its more particularly the former. That it is of 2d Lord, was born in 1796, married Peneweight in silver. It is said that the animal considerable size may be inferred from its lope, daughter of M. R. Nertropp Esq., had must be caught alive in order to obtain its horns; and the skins, several of which we a daughter in 1797, and a son, (the present mask. Should it be shot, the drug (it is af- afterwards procured, confirmed this inference. Lord Clarina) in 1798, beside other children, firmed) is absorbed into the body, and con- Its colour is a dark gray, approaching to and died a Lieutenant General in 1810, aged sequently not only lost, but the animal is brown; the hair of its skin is very thick, of course 14 years. This is rapid promotion, rendered uneatable. The great value of the soft, and elastic, but by no means fine: each and beats the old story of the Captain crying article makes the animal an object of great hair has the appearance of a spongy hollow for his pap. Besides, he thinks it to inform request. Whenever, therefore, it is under-tube. They form very comfortable and us that Penelope, Baroness Clarina, died in stood that a musk-deer has been seen on any warm beds to lie on, and are used for this 1815. This I am happy to contradict; her particular hill, the whole country is turned purpose.

ladyship is still in the precincts of this world, out, to hunt him down. This alone would

It is probable that we shall return to and if health, good humour, and good looks, tend to create scarcity of the animal; and if

give any reason to expect a long life, I know it is as rare in the hills to the south eastwurd, this volume for a description of the peo: nobody more likely to bid fait for it. and on the opposite side of the Himala range, ple, especially of the Ghoorkas ; but

Is not this scandalous carelessness? I have as it is in that portion between the Suilej at present we must abridge, to make taken but two cases; but I could increase aîd Alacnunda, there is little danger that the room for other novelties.

the list a hundred fold with ease. It certainly

to whom


is treating the purchasers very cavalierly, and D. C. L. was couferred on the following

in remembrance of one I hope that the editors will take a little more noblemen and gentlemen :pains with the next edition. Lord Apsley, Lieutenant General Lord

the Literature of this Country I am Sir, Yours, &c. Hill, Sir William Grant, Sir Jacob Astley,

is so largely indebted,

was raised June 1, 1820.

P. P. P. Bart
. General Sir Anthony Farrington, Bart.

Anno Domini MDCCCXI,
Major-General Sir George Murray, Lieutc-

by the Roxburghe Club,
nant-Colonel Sir H. Hardinge, Sir Thomas

Earl Spencer, R. G. President.
Lawrence, G. Watson Taylor, Esq., J. Ingram

Lockhart, Esq., C.O. Bowles, Esq., Charles

The French Academy has nominated, in
Peers, Esq., R. Southey Esq., and Joshua the room of the late Count Volpey, the
Mayence, 16th May.

Watson, Est. Neur Inrention,-It has often been a sub

Marquis de Pastoret, member of the Aca

And the flonorary Degree of M. A. on demy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres. The ject of complaint, that there was no method

Rowland Hill, Esq. that could be wholly depended upon for as

Marquis had 18 votes out of 35. MI. Derrig

After the above Gentlemen were presented ny, the next candidate had, 9 ; M. Delricu 3 certaining the amount of the cargo which a vessel is able to contain, and also to discover to their degrees, an ode, in honour

of the and M. de Wailly, 1. the exact weight of the cargo. Mr. Jacob King's accession, written by the Rev. J. Reitinayer, a mechanist of this city, has suc- Josias Conybeare, Professor of Poetry, and set to Music by Dr. Crutch, Professor of

FINE ARTS. ceeded in remedying this defect, by ineans

Music, was perforineil. of a new invention, a inodel of which has

On the conclusion of the ode, the Crebeen presented to the central committee for regulating the navigation of the Rhine, now weian Oration was delirered by the Rev. Mr.


As we began our remarks on the present sitting here. This machine resembles in its Crowe, the Public Orator ; after which the principles the platforms used on land for Prize Compositions were recited in the fol- Exhibition at Somerset House by a general weighing waggons, &c. It is built in the lowing order :

survey, 80 inust we end them by a similar

Latin Essng.-"Quænam fuerit Concilii notice. We are well aware, that froin situation water, at a place where the depth is always Amphietyonici constitutio, et quam vim in or accidental circumstances, many works that the same, whither the ships, when einpty, tuendis Græciæ libertatibus, et in Populorum we have omitted to mention are as much engreatest accuracy, by means of a scale (or moribus formandis habuerit.”—J. Shergold titled to regard as some which we have par

ticularized: but the field covered by 1072 scales) at the sides of the machine, how Boone, B. A. Student of Christ Church.

Latin Verse. “Newtoni Systema."- subjects, is too extensive for minutely dehigh and broad the vessel is, and what is its w. Ralph Churton, of Quecn’s College, on tailed examination. There are, however, a weight in the water when empty. As the

Mr. Michell's foundation. scale is calculated upon hydraulic principles,

few pictures to which we owe a parting from decimeter to decimcter, according to

English Essay.-"On the influence of glance. the make of the ship in its cubic contents, and the Drama.Alexander Maclonnell, M.A. No. 439. 545. Tro Vieres in Gloucester.


shire.--G. Samuel. according to the buoyant power of the water,

SIR ROGER NEWDIGATE'S PRIZE. nothing more is necessary than to place the

These are sweet transcripts from nature, vessel, when loaded, in the machine, which

English Verse.—“ The Temple of Diana and remind us forcibly of Beattie's fine lines,

at Ephesus.”—William Ewart, Commoner by placing before our eyes - will immediately show the weight of the ves

the pomp of of Christ Church. sel and cargo, from which the weight of the

groves and garniture of fields,” the refreshing vessel when "nloaded is to be deducted


semblance of the translucent Iron and Serern,

Sir William Browne's three gold medals and all those lovely features of landscape on Measurement of the Meridian in Ger- for the present year were on Saturday last which the eye reposes with so mlich delight. many.--In a former number of the Literary adjudged as follows :-For the Greek Ode No. 240. Î'he Thurmes ncar Battersea.-J. Gazette, we inserted a letter from the cele and Latin Ode, to Mr. Henry Nelson Cole

Wilson. brated astronoiner, Dr. Olbers, of Bremen, ridge, Scholar of King's College ; and for

This artist has grown upon us wonderfully respecting the operations carrying on by the Epigrams, to Mr Richard Okes, Scholar within a very short period. Of his powers, order of the king of Denmark, for ineasuring of the same society --Subjects,

except as a scene painter, we knew nothing an arc of the meridian, in Denmark and


-Μνημοσυνη. .

till within a year or two; and now we have Holstein. We now learn that his Majesty

FOR THE LATIN ODE :--Ad GeoRGIUM one of tho cleverest views in the exhibition the King of Great Britain and Hanorer, ever QUANTUM, Augustissimum Principem, Scep- from his easel, combining the truth

and finish rearly to promote the interest of science, tra Paterna accipientem.

of the Flemish with the effect of the English has consented that these operations should

FOR THE GREEK EPIGRAM :-Inscriptio, style. be continued through the kingdom of Ha- In Venam Aquæ ex imis visceribus Terra

No. 11. The Trarelling Tinker.-17. nover. For the purpose of accurately examin- Arte eductam.

Kidd, ing and describing the vegetable productions


Another artist of rising merit, who deof the kingdom of Hanover, his Majesty quirite.

serves favourable notice, for fulfilling our auhas been pleased to approve of the appoint The Roxburghe Club. This curious Soci- gury on his first appearance. We recomment of a Physiographer for that purpose, ety observed its anniversary on Saturday last, mend to him to select subjects of fainiliar inand of the nomination of Dr. G. F. W. and the oldest style of books was gloriously terest-next to portrait, the post profitable Meyer to the office, with the title of Coun- combined with the newest style of feasting. branch of art, at the present era. sellor of Economy (Oekonomie-Rath.) Several reprints of rare works were present. No. 10. 'An Approach to a Greek Town.

The Danish General Post Office has given ed, and among other interesting matiers, the orders that a meridian line shall be drawn in following inscription for a monumental tablet

453. Landscape Composition.-Joseph all the towns of Denmark, for the purpose in Westminister Abbey was submitted to

Gandy. A. of accurately ascertaining the hour of the the approbation of the club.

Magnificent ideas of this eminent archiday.

To the Memory

tectural draughtsman. We should impagine of WILLIAM CAXTON,

his portfolio to be a very dangerous subject

for å inan of fortune ; for we never expeLEARNED SOCIETIES.

who first introduced into Great Britain
the Art of Printing;

rience the building mania so strong as when OXFORD, June 17.

and who, A. D. 1477, or earlier,

contemplating his designs. exercised that art

No.72.' The Garden of Fy: Ali Khan, at In the Convocation holden in the Theatre in the Abbey of Westminister.

Gureporc.-T. Daniell, R. A. on Wednesday, the Honorary Degree of

This Tablet,

As usual, Mr. Danicll transports us to the

Orient, and we becoine familiar with the" | No. 332, l’iscount Duncan ; 33. Alerunder the general effects powerful, as well as scenery of the Ganges. It is pleasing to en Oswald, Esq.; 340. F. Jeffrey, Esq-pleasing. joy it thus, without the sultry sensations 4. Goddes.

649. 8C. Miniatures.-A. Robertson. which mar the delights eren of the sacred These portraits are in a good style, and do Mr. Robertson's abilities are too generally stream, amidst such parterres as these. much honour to the artist. That of Mr. Os known to require further notice, than that No. 73. The Marquis of- Huntly, in the wall is particularly clever: The distinguish. ) he has not fallen off this year.

Highland Garb.-H. Raeburn, R. A. ed individual, whose likeness is preserved in 826. 853. Enamels.-C. Muss.

This dress, no doubt, alters the appear- the last number, will also bear a critical re These barely sustain Mr. Muss's reputaance of the noble Marquis considerably—so view; but it seems to belong to a person of tion ; for, though exceedingly well done, he much so, indeed, that the likeness does not greater size than to one whose mind is much had taught us to expect something still more strike us as possessing Mr. Raeburn's wonter larger than his body.

remarkable. felicity and force. The toning down of the No. 341. The Green Grocer; 618. The 918. Public Buildings.-9. Smirke. flesh hues in the countenance, to be in unison

Gypsey.-J. Graham.

A very grand piece of design. with the cold green anal blue of the tartan, We mcrcly specify these as two of several 935. Perspective elevation of a Design for gives it a raw effect. We could wish a suu- promising productions, by a' young artist,

a national Triumphal Building:-R. Reid. beain thrown over the whole.

whose first works we very recently inentioned Also a striking ornament to the library, No. 95. View of Conyngsburgh Cliff, and in a landatory manner.

In the sculpture room, Hero and Leander, part of the scenery in (vanhoe.-R. 119. 349. 4, Landscape and Figares ; 425. by Westinacott ; Jacob wrestling, by Gott, Dagley.

The Coller's Bird in Danger.-S. W'00:- (which obtained the prize medal; 1033. A small picturesque little scene, which in in, Jua.

Bust, by Milligan : and ainong the paintings terests us from its identifying the description Another yonng artist, whom we hare be- above, some by R. Hills, Hobday, G. Mantun, of the northern ministrel.

fore noticed with praise. Ile has etudied the Mrs. Carpenter, H. B. Chalon, Christmas, No. 96. Ereniny View.-C. Bay!cy, II. Dutch masters to advantage, and produces Lonsdale, Drumınond, &c. &c. deserve This is a very pretty amateur landscape. very neat pictures.

more particular notice than we can allot to 113. Study of a Sheep' from Nature.-c. No: 377. The Thistle, and the Ass, from them. All that we have to add is, the hope Cranmer.

Esop.-E. Landseer.

that the exhibition of 1821 may fur excel Excellently done.

Mr. Lanolscer has, we fiatter ourselves, libat of 1820. No. 154. The Birth of Venus.-H. Hov- taken the hint froin the Literary Gazette in ard, R. A. selecting Esop for subjects suited to his pe

MR. GRATTAN'S BUST. We do not find that Mr. Howard has here culiar and distinguished talent. Were he to

The death of Mr. Grattan, and the general departed from his usual manner. Though paint no more than this picture it would do feelings of admiration for his memory, which a beautiful work, we have seen from his him credit ; but we look to the same source will probably induce many persons to prehand what has pleased us more.

for inany more performances of high charac- serre his likeness, would have reminded us No. 192. Porirait of the Chancellor of the ter in their class. Exchequer.-G. F. Joseph, A. No. 406, Pointers, by the sume, are admi- exhibited some years since at the Royal Aca

of the fine bust of that patriotic individual, A good likeness of Mr. Vansittart, and

rable. doing credit, as a painting, to the artist's No. 384. Entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. demy, ly. Afr. Turnerelli, had it not been

more particularly recalled to our minds, by

C. 11. Porcell. pencil. The right honourable gentleman looks better satisfied than when the budget

A very able and interesting landscape. We which we have seen in the daily Newspapers.

a letter from Mr. H. Grattan to the artisi, is under debate; and surrounded as he is are not fainiliar with Mr. Powell's works, This letter froin tlie son pronounces the reby Mr. C. Bagot (by Owen) General Du-hut, from this specimen, we are slire that semblance to his father to be, as we certainly mourier, (by T. Foster) Canova, Drunken they need only be seen to attract regard.

thonght it Barnaby, (a clever thing by Etty) and ChaNo. 318. Una, 8C.-J. Severn.

the time, perfect; and with lon's gay Figaro, it is quite gratifying to see

The picture which iron the R. A. gold me think it is carrying competition in the arts

sach a living model in existence, we really how much more cheerful he seems than when dal last year-it needs no other eucoiniuin.

too far to set up, (as we observe is doing) ribeset by the Grenfells, Ricardos, Maberleys,

No. 455. 458. Piony Roses.-Mrs. Pope.

val busts, taken from the face, previously and other teazing dogs, who appear to be

Very pretty flower pieces. more concerned for the state of the funds No. 573. The Lariler; 592. 4. Cottage dread touch of death. The original producthan for the state of the country.

Scene.-W. M. Craig,

tion to which we have alluded, is a very spi207. The Duke of Gloucester-G. Beechey.

Mr. Craig ought certainly to be appointed rited work : the air is classical and characA whole length, by the son of Sir W. painter in ordinary to the Lord Mayor and teristic, and the lineaments true to nature. Beechey. It is rather foppish

and ball-room-city companies's or, what an artist to addorn Well acquainted with the features of Mr. like, but gives upon the whole a courtly the Alınanach vies Gourmands ! Ilis soul Grattan, we irill say, that no performance proof of the artist's descent.

seems inspired by his body we have seen of sculpture ever excelled this for kidelity; No. 287. Study from Nature in the Coliseum. nothing but stuffing from his pencil for and we are the more

disposed to recommend -H. Irvine.

these two years. Perhaps it is his health that it to public attention at this period, because If all Mr. Irvine's studies are thus direct is drunk at Mr. Coke's sheep-feasts, "feeding we are the friends of the arts, and conseed, and thus executed, we will venture to theless, a good representation of a good but in proportion as we would cherish this

in all its branches.” The picture is, never quently of liberal and rigorous emulation; assure him no mean rank in his profession.

jarder. No. 297. Portrait of a Gentleman.-4. J. No. 593. Mrs. S. Cookson, Newcastle.-E, sort of interference which would deprive

elevating principle, we disapprove of that

Hastings. There is generally an appearance of truth

merit of its reward and step in between the

A portrait not well seen where it is placed, labours of talent and its harvest. about Mr. Oliver's portraits, which makes us but seen enough to recommend the artist to believe they are good likenesses. Such is partial observation.

We obscrvé an engraving of Mr: Gratthe present, which is also a well disposed

tan in the print-shops, which is, if we

19,600. Portrait -S. Lane. and well-toned head.

We may repeat the same remark on this R-gh, whether Rolinda Sharples be an as

• We cannot tell our Correspondent, T. No. 330. Dr. Sangrado Practising Physic, clerer portrait ; 'but Mr. Lane is more for- sumed or real name. The picture, (the Market) from Gil Blas.-F. P. Stephanoff tunate in having others better exhibited.

to which it is attached in the exhibition, appearFull of character, humorous, and well | 610. Portrait of Sir J. Boyd, and other Mi-ed to us to be a remarkable labour for a female treated; whether considered with reference

niatures.-J. Steele.

hand, and we noticed it in our review accordto mind or to mechanism. Mr. S. is always Carefully finished, and displaying much ingly. We observe other pictures, and both a an amusing, frequently a very able painter | taste. The colours are well chosen, and town and country address, in the cataloguo.

.tvs Oliver, A.


mistake not, from Mr. Pope's small likeness. Accessible to age, and youth,

Soon as thy fairy form I viewed It is younger jn appearance than we remem In frowning winter's stormiest nights. The infant

god my heart subdued. ber Mr. G.; but the attitude is very like, While turning o'er thy first essay,

2. In blazing day as faints the flow'r and the general air and resemblance striking. My heart so warmly feels its spell,

I sink and wither in his power ;
It cannot for an hour delay

My dream of extacy is o'er,

The thanks which thou hast won so well. Thy faithless heart is mine no more. Bilsah. Among our advices from the interior of India, we have a letter from the Such pictures, whether they describe

3. If thee, alas, I should remindIn truth's own simple eloquence,

No more, no more, my frantic mind! Camp at Bilsah, of the 1st of March, which The frolics of a youthful tribe,

Can it be so ? Could she deceive? furnishes us with the following information :

Happy in early innocence;

In vain I love, in vain I grieve. “ Near our Camp, says the writer, there In whose bright eyes the vivid gleam

The Original in English Letters. is a great curiosity, which was found out by

Of Home's lov'à fire-side gaily glances; 1. Chéndana gún,di née palukóo accident, after we had been here some tine.

While the more mild and chasten'd

beam 2. Sátyamatántsu madimm dalinchée It is a large solid dome, enclosed by a most

From older ones—their mirth enhances :- 3. Hee sundaramyna ménoo ganée extraordinary stone fence, with four gateways,

Or whether they portray, the charm

4. Chilka, hojéerani bádha Kénoo which are carved in the most beautiful man

Which erst o'er Cowper's spirit stole;

5. Poo ts ándamu srúkki tapamuna mer you can imagine. It must be very ancient

When erening's pensive, soothing calm

6. Sháyyaku rámmani bilvabámpinámm indeed, as no artist of the present age could

Sheds its own stillness o'er the soul;

7. Mándati bréti yumm zăniye execute such sculpture. The gates are sup

Such pictures do not merely pass

8. Moodhamnatée, ninoo ? daltsavatss uná! -ported by four figures, which are inimitably

Before the eye,-and fade in air ;

This language is, for its sweetness and done, bending seemingly under the weight of

Like summer-showers on new-mown grass, harmony, called the Italian of India, and, their loads, and their countenances expres They call back living freshness there.. when properly pronounced, has a good claim sing pain. These statues support numerous

Aye! e'en to lonely hearts, which feel

to that name.

C. P. B. other figures of naked women, and devices of

That such things were, and now are not, all kinds, such as Roman cars drawn by Not poignant, only, their appeal,

BIOGRAPHY horses with men on them, elephants, &c. But fraught with bliss, yet unforgot. An immense concourse of people are repre Yes, bliss !—for joys so calm, and pure,

Sir Joseph Banks. This distinguished sented going in procession to an exact model

Leave blessings with the heart they bless’d; / person died on Monday, the 19th, at his of the temple, or whatever it has been meant And still unchangeably endure,

house, Spring Grove, near Hounslow. He for. The natives say nothing of its origin or E'en when not actually possess'd. was a Member of the Privy Council, a Bause, except that it was built by the devil.

For thee, my friend ! if wish of mine, Tonet, a Grand Cross of the Bath, President They assert likewise that there was a spring, A bard obscure, could call down bliss; of the Royal Society, and member of most in which if any person bathed they were Could I implore for thee, or thine,

of the principal scientific and literary instituturned into stone-which accounts for the A more delightful boon than this? tions in the world. Sir Joseph had attained numerous figures of men and women. The Than—that my mother's green old age,

the patriarchal age of eighty ; during the far figures are superior to any thing I have else- May be her child's, or children's too ; greater portion of which long life, he dewhere seen in India. Bilsah is a large town, And that each charm that decks thy page, voted himself and a liberal fortune to the and has an extensive stone fort adjoining. Near Thy own fire-side may prove is true. advancement of useful philosophy, and of the the town is another curiosity, which we often

BERNARD BARTON. sciences best calculated to promote the well

Woodbridge, Suffolk. go to see. Some Brahmins have taken ad

fare of mankind, and adorn civilized society. vantage of the bend of a small river to erect Address of C.H. to the last Lump of Grafton's Alley His residence in Soho Square was the rena temple, with a ghaut running into the

in the city of Cork.

dezvous of the learned and ingenious of every water. By constantly throwing ottah and

The last lamp of the alley

class and country. Botany, natural history, other food from the steps; they have collect

Is burning alone!

mechanics, new discoveries, and inventions ed an amazing number of the largest fish I All its brilliant companions

in all the arts, were there investigated and ever saw. They are so tame as to come Are shivered and gone.

improved by the collision of intellect; and close to you, so much so that you might No lamp of her kindred,

we may confidently státe, that there was not take them out; and if you throw in food, the No burner is nigh,

in the universe a place of resort where so water is darkened by them. They are held

To rival ber glimmer,

inuch general instruction could be gatherer, sacred, and never molested."

Or light to supply.

where so much original information was

I'll not leave thee, thon lone one! brought forward, and where so many accomNot to overcharge this Number with articles on the To vanish in smoke;

plished minds and so great a variety and exFine Arts, we are induced to postpone the con As the bright ones are shattered,

tent of talent were immediately directed to tinuation of The British Gallery-Portraits Thou too shalt be broke : till our nert.

Thus kindly I scatter

necessary inquiry and elucidation. In this Thy globe o'er the street;

point of view, the loss of Sir Joseph Banks ORIGINAL POETRY Where the watch in his rambles

is not only a loss to his own country, but to Thy fragments shall meet.

that globe which he had encircled. His li[By Correspondents.] Thon home will I stagger,

brary and collections of rare objects in many As well as I may;

branches of science, are of unparalleled vaEPIGRAM. By the light of my nose sure

lue for a private individual; and, indeed, By a Gentleman passing from Haydon's Picture of

I'll find out the way.

A few crowned heads possess treasures of this Christ's Entry into JERUSALEM, exhibiting in

When thy blaze is extinguished,

description so curious and rich. the Egyptian Hall, to Mons. JERRICAULT'S

Thy brilliancy gone, Raft of the Medusa, in the room below.

Oh! my beak shall illumine Down Bullock's stair, a wit who punned and

The alley alone.

SKETCHES OF SOCIETY. laugh'a, From Haydon's picture went to see the Raft:


AN EXQUISITE's LIFE IN THE COUNTRY. Quoth he, It is a desperate way on foot to go, Translated literally and lineally from the The solitude of a country life is fitted only Quite from Jerusalem to Jericho.

“Telinga,” a dialect used in India, of for the saint, the sage, or the philosopher.

which I subjoin the original song, as nearly To any other inan it loses its charms, when TO NATHAN DRAKE, M. D,

as it can be expressed in English letters. he cannot enjoy them in company with On reading the first paper in his Winter Nights."

The Hopeless Lover.

friends and fellow men. To see a fine prosWith witching eloquence and truth, 1. O lovely maid, thy words I held

pect, an enchanting wood, a limpid rirer, a Hast thou describ'd the dear delights

As truth, 'till to despair compelled; delightful waterfall, without being able to

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