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Sir,—The conjecture in Galitie's Italy, of Grurih, which stands on the site of ihe old etymologists, and which for want of a better
centre of the city. It was begun in the year drew a meridian line across it, the extre-one, is built in the Gothic style, and consiste 1385, by order of John Galeas Visconti, the mity of which is carried up the wall; for the of three naves ; the floor is pared with first Duke of Milan. Some suppose the winter-solstice, on the wall, where the image variegated marble. In the choir are some architect to have been a German, named of a goat is figured, the sun's rays enter pretty specimens of mosaick in coloure! John Gamodia, while others attribute the through an aperture in the dome. The glass, executed in the tenth century by some plan of this magnificent structure to Marco windows of the middle nave are of plain Greek artists, who were at that dine in de Campilione. To the building of this Cathe- glass, but those of the side naves are, Italy. dral, the Duke assigned an abundant quarry painted. The church contains pictures by The Ambrosian library, which was founde! of inarble, situated at Caudoglia, near the Percaccini, Zuccaro, Barocci, Flammeng- in the seventeenth century by Charles Fre. valley of Domo «l'Ossola. The stone was hino, Cerano, Figino, &c. The statue of derick Borromeo, is not so rich in printed conveyed along the Lago Maggiore, to the St. Bartholomew, by Agrati, stands behind volumes as in manuscripts ; of the latter, Tessino, and froin thence to Milan by the the choir, completely in shade. As an ana- the most important are the Jewish antiqui. Naviglio canal. The Gothic style of archi- tomical study, it may be interesting and ties of Josephus on papyrus, probably writtecture was chosen, and for the space of two useful, though it certainly has but few ten in the seventh century ; a copy of Virgi centuries, the works were carried on accord-claims to beauty. On the pedestal are in- of the thirteenth century, which belonged to ing to the original plan. Under Charles scribed the words. Non me Praxiteles sed Petrarch, and the manuscripts of Leonario Borromeo, the front was completed and Marcus finrit Agraii. The people of Milan da Vinci. The library is open four hour ornamented; and it was agreed, that in set a high value on this piece of sculpture, every day. finishing the edifice, the Gothic and Grecian and relate many anecdotes respecting it. In an apartment, which was once the restyles should be united. Pellegrini's plan They declare that its weight in silver has fectory of a cloister of Dominican monks, was adopted, and a cousin of Charles Bor- been offered for it. It formerly stood in a near the church of Maria della Grazie, may romeo, who was a great friend and patron niche on the outside of the church, but it was be seen Leonardo da Vinci's celebrated pieof art, carried it into execution. At a later deposited in the interior, in consequence of a ture of the Lord's Supper. The cloister is period, the architect Soare made some altera- report that the inhabitants of Bergamo, now transformed into barracks ; but the me tions on the building.
whose tutelur saint the statue represented, fectory is kept closed, and a small sun is The exterior of the Cathedral has a most had laid a plan for carrying it off. The paid to the porter for admittance. The pie imposing effect; it is entirely faced with church contains other statues of saints, but ture, though on the wall, is painted in oil, white marble, and appears like a huge moun- they present nothing remarkable.
and not on the bare lime (al fresco). Frastain of stone with numbcrless towers, loaded The baptiserium stands on the left-hand cis I. of France, who saw it in all its beauty, with carved work, and adorned with thou- side of the grand entrance; it is a beautiful wished to have it removed from the wall sands of statues of various sizes. Its im- urn of porphyry, which was found in the and conveyed to Paris ; but the mense magnitude bewilders the imagination, Thermæ. Above is a canopy, executed after not then sufficiently known, and it was deesand the whole structure pleases from its the design of Pelegrini, and supported by ed hazardous to meddle with it. Since that sublimity rather than from its beauty. It has pillars of a kind of marble, called Macchia period, this master-piece of art has been ex. a most singular, and it may be said, magical Pecchia, which is found at Arzo, near the posed to the most shameful injuries.. effect, by moon-light, when the numberless Lake of Lugano.
was painted in the year 1497, and in loin statues by which it is surinounted, seem to
The choir is of considerable extent ; in the Vasari found it in a wretched state, slid be floating in the blue ocean of the clouds, inside it is adorned with elegant bas-reliefs of also Armenini, who in the year 1657, wrote
The church is built in the form of a Ro- carved wood, and on the outside with white an account of the picture. It is not impoman Cross, and a flight of steps leads to the marble. At each of the two entrances there bable, that the circumstance of its being entrances, which are five in number
. The is a pulpit supported by bronze-figures of painted with oil, has accelerated its erat doors are all of conmon wood, except the fathers of tảe church, as Cariatides. as the oil has not united with the damp of
. On the left side of the church, near the the wall; others suppose that the covering pillars before this door are seven" feet in grand altar, is a staircase, consisting of four which Leonardo laid on the wall has proven diameter. has a very grand effect, owing to its vast balcony which runs completely round the ignorant monks aware of the value of this at size. The largest portion,-namely, that building. Those who take the trouble to mirable performance, that they cut through which extends from the front to the arm of ascend this interminable staircase are amply the figures of the Saviour
, and several of the the cross, is divided into five naves, each of repaid, by being as it were transported into a Apostles, in order to make a door to come which has a separate door. The gothic region of sculpture ; and the magical effect ( inunicate with an adjoining apartment
, two marble columns, each forty-cight feet the dazzling whiteness of the whole structure, and again restored by Michael-Angelo Bike cupolas, the principal one being supported surmounts the lofty spire. In clear weather | mage in the year 1796, from the troops usu hy four massy pillars, twenty-seven feet in this balcony commands a most extensive converted the refectory into a stable
. circumference. The church' measures 455 prospect; the chain of the Alps which unites
(to be concluded in ontr nest.) feet in length, from the front to the polygon with the Apennines, is distinctly visible, behind the choir ; the five naves are 166 feet together with the luxuriant plains of Lomin breadth ; and the breadth of the whole bardy, justly styled the Garden of Italy,
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. edifice is 267 fect, including the chapel of the towns of Pavia, Bergamo, Brescia, &c. To the Editor of the Literary Gazette. Madonna dell' Albero on the north, and that In the vicinity of the cathedral, there is a two towers at the extremities of the arın of the singularity of which attracts the attention of some fancy so much fact, that it is to be hope cross. The walls are nearly 7 feet in thick- foreigners . The walls are entirely lined the attention of our antiquaries will
be turned ness. 'The floor is paved with white marble; with human skulls and bones piled up in with new interest to the older monuments of and in the year 1786, soine astronomers various forins ; the altar is ornamented in a Rome, or rather of the ruined cities in its
similar way, and the church contains several territory, which by their early overthyroir despre * The largest churches in Europe may be crucifixes forined of piles of human skulls preserved their monuments from being ranged in the following order, taking their length as the point of comparison for their in Milan. It was originally built in the fourthi the spirit of building. The greates parts.com and the Cašlepral nt Milas. The last, howsvunder of the Catholic litaver: The present have batiled the whole host of excavators are erit, exceeds St. Paul's in highet.
partly washed of
solution they have generally decided to be as tive fountain of insanity, gains an ascen- I will be corrected, and take a juster position Pelasgic. Their meaning is altogether beyond dancy on the deranged points; and, by this in our minds; and thus the miseries of this conjecture. Of those a memorable specimen despotic sway, the other powers of the unfortunate class will be more generally reis found in the brass tables dug up in 1444, mind are absorbed, or embodied under a ho-. licred, and the sound in mind rendered near Cortona. The antiquaries have decided mogeneous form and tendency, as a sponge more sensible of the blessings they enjoy, a portion of the characters to be Etruscan, does water, if I might be allowed such an by contraplating these exertionis in favour and a portion to be Pelasgic-a character, by illustration, in treating such a subject ; so that of mental distresst. the bye, on which no two authorities are -all the powers engaged in mental operation Premiums (in the form of dress, or of inagreed. But there are traces of a resemblance are thus brought to aid the original delusion, struments tending to aid their resources in to the Latin, i.e. the Russian, in the few and hence an obstinate and confirmed disease. the way of recovery) for good conduct or for phrases which this toilsome ingenuity has Maniacs, to my judgment, should be regard- excellence of any kind, might be distributed been enabled to delve out ; and we inay yet ed as adult children, among a few of whom, amongst them; 'and, if their labours were of be indebted to some hyperborean for the elu- comparatively speaking, there will exist a such a nature as to be sold, the product cidation. It appears that there were charac- tendency to violence and mischief (often, should be applied to their individual encouters and dialects in use among the first however, increased by just resentment, flow- ragement, comfort, and restoration. They Roman settlers, of which their posterity, ing from brutal treatment), but this point in might be assembled a certain number of even so carly as the time of Cicero, could the charaeter of a few of these unfortunate hours daily, under their instructors ; but the make nothing. The Carmen Saliare, for in- men, has been, by general opinion, unjustly nature and duration of their pursuits to be stance. The Eugubine Tables are still a extended to the whole class. This senti regulated by their medical attendant: and dead letter. Let some of the old Scythian ment has ever been kept in view, and has here the analysis of the morbid mind might be tried upon them. The present Russian been inost erroneously and most injuriously probably be studied with advantage to that has not been a written language, or rather associated with the treatment of almost all science, in which we have as yet made little had not assuined its present characters till forms of insanity :-hence their rigid con- progress.
Intellectual combination and within about these 200 years. But the finement, and abstraction from society; their structure, like that of the body, can proliadialects are various ; there has been always irons, and prison-like cells, (which are ge- bly only be ascertained through the saine a kind of barbaric bardic literature in the nerally unuecessary) with many other revolt-channels, those of patient observation and country. Scythian philosophers occasionally ing circumstances, almost always obstructing dissection of what is morbid and what is made the grand tour ; and the borderers on their cure, and which have not, until late healthy; and as these states of corporeal testhe Euxine may bave been the most likely ly, been duly attended to. The physicianture reflect light on each other, so in menimmediate progenitors of the polished lan- who aims at a faithful discharge of his tal operation may the varied conditions of gnage of the Eternal City.
duty, ought to analyse every recent case of mind contribute to the same end. The reproI have the honour to be, Sir, yours, insanity with the saine care that he investi- ductions arising from corporeal diseases, ne
gates the nature and causes of bodily disease. crosis for example, throw light on the growth Four-fifths of the recent cases placed under and functions of health; and the returning
my care have already been cured, besides se- intellect, keenly watched, may open useful [Resumed from L. G. No. 181.] veral which were deemed incurable.. reflections on the varied connections and On this interesting investigation, Dr.Veitch With the above impression acting on my powers of the mind. It would be singularly continues to observe,-a mode of think- mind, and well knowing the tractable cha- pleasing, if that disease, which has herctoing on the subject of the moral treatment of racter of a great proportion of the insane, fore derived so little advantage from intellecmaniacs, has recently occurred to me; and would not a person in the capacity of an in- tual operation and from medicine, should which I believe to be new in its application, structor, or school-master,' be useful at be the incans of extending the boundaand likely to be useful to that unfortunate, mad-houses? Thus, those whose minds rics of both these sciences. In all cases of and much neglected class of our fellow-crea- were in any degree accomplished, or inform- incipient mental disease, the action of stimuli tures; I am therefore induced, well knowned on subjects of art, might be employed is hurtful, and this analogy very generally ing the interest which the Board takes in the with such arts and accomplishments, or in extends to all incipient corporeal diseases. comfort and recovery of the patients under reading such books, or directed to such These opinions are offered with much deferiny care, to submit these opinions to their pursuits, as would contribute to their em- ence; and I can aflirin, that they spring consideration. The plan, if approved, can be ployment and to their recovery. Those who from an ardent and anxious desire to be casily extended to our naval maniacs ; among were capable, might be led to read aloud to useful to a class of men, certainly labouring many of whom there exists a turn for drawing, others who were less informed, and thus assist under the greatest affliction that can befal reading, ship building, writing and design, and in the restoration of such maniacs, as well as human nature. D. in which they should assuredly be indulged, advance their own cure; indeed they might,
To these excellent hints we shall at prewhere nothing exists to forbid such employ- in somne instances, be rendered the actual
It is ment, as such objects of attention would teachers and instructors of each other; an sent add only a very few remarks. call forth and engage their mental faculties, extension of my ideas on this head, which I because we have seen the beneficial effects in a way likely to contribute to their reco-owe to a gentleman whose name I at this of mild treatment in private practice, that very, and to their amusement. I am deci- moment decline mentioning in the manner I we feel anxious to impress, in importance dedly, inclined to believe that madhouses, could wish, as it inight prove disagreeable.
as well as humanity, on the more extended constituted as they in many instances, have
I consider the suggestion most excellent scale of public institutions and nuinerous es. been, and even now are, have often confirm- and highly practicable, and therefore likely tablishments
. ed a disease that was, in its early stages, ca- to perform an iinportant part in this inter
The following are the conclusions which sily curable. esting and pleasing pursuit.f Such mca
The want of consciousness is commonly from such receptacles, generally speaking, sures, by subjecting this disease to more ge- supposed to be a constant feature of insanity, not being endowed with the means of
neral and mixed observation, will tend to re-which is a most egregious mistake: there is a
agreeahly engaging the attention of the inaniacs, move prejudice ; a more extended sympathy defectof attention, and consequently of memory, by either new or favourable pursuits, or of will be brought in aid of our sorely distressed pretty generally accompanying this walady, rousing their bodily powers by exercise ;
fellow creatures, and the hideous impressions which has led to the belief of the absence of the imagination, which may be regarded invariably flowing from the word mad, consciousness. In the application of mental
remedies, the faculties of attention and memory I here allude to those establishinents that + The effects of interconrse with friends and should be diligently cultivated; and so acted on are without medical aid directed to the relief of others, on the mind of the inaniac, should be as to obliterate old and existing hurtful impresthe mental disease, and consequently are mere watched; and, when found useful, it should be sions, by substituting those that are sound, new, receptacles.
continued, but when injurious interdicted. and agreeable.
EXPERIMENTS ON THE VENOM
we draw from the facts now under our con a system of visitation has the effect of check The author, at the conclusion of his arsiderativa.
ing undue coercion, from which the great- ticle on chlorine, points out one very precious In the treatment of insanity, the difference est evils have arisen in the cure of mental use of this substance; that is, as a specific of results between recent and old cases, and derangement.
against hydrophobia. “We have,” says be, the superior success arising from the em
very flattering hopes on this subject; for ployment of early and active means, is
there must be a very strange combination of truly most astonishing. This is forcibly ARTS AND SCIENCES. chance, if the numerous cases of success in illustrated by the statement which was
the application of this remedy in the hospitals placed before the Committee of the House
of Pavia and Milan were to prove nothing in of Commons, to inquire into the state mad To the Editor of the Literary Gazette. its favour. Yet it is so difficult to stop all the houses, by Dr. Veitch.
The wide circulation of your highly valued sources of error or of illusion, in researches These successful and most interesting journal, which unites in so eminent a degree of this kind, that we ought to remain in a consequences seem to us to be ascribable the useful with the agreeable, that it well state of philosophic doubt, while we invite to the diligence and humanity of that gen- merits to bear for its motto the celebrated those who are versed in the art, to multiply tleman; for certainly the sphere of actiou and often quoted line of the Roman poet, experiments for the final discovery of the in which he was directed to move profession-induces ine to hope that the information
truth." ally, was surrounded with many difficulties, contained in the following extract may be because defective in the means of giving welcome to many of your readers, though it exercise and employment to the unfortunate is of course no novelty to adepts in the maniacs who were the objects of his care. science of chemistry.
Communicated to Professor Pictet, by ProThat medical man who possesses this re
fessor Configliacchi, and read to the Helsource, and can wield it combined with
On the disinfecting action of Chlorine, from
vetic Society of Natural Philosophy. just views of the nature of this aflicting the Guide to the Study of Chemistry, by Dr.
(From the Bibliotheque Universelle.) malady, will always be a successful prac Gaspard Brugnatelli of Pavia."
I bave employed myself for several years titioner. Between the 1st July, 1815, and
Notwithstanding the persevering researches
in searching after the venomous reptiles of 4th February, 1817, seventeen recent cases discovered of collecting and subjecting to Canton of the Tessin (Ticino).
of chemists, no means have hitherto been the province of Como, and of a part of the of insanity appear (from the returns) to
I have have become the objects of Dr. Veitch's care, examination the contagious miasmæ which
found only two species of viper, and one vaeleven of whom were discharged, cured, and are exhaled in certain diseases. That they riety. One is the Coluber Berus, or the relieved; two died; and four remained have nevertheless a real existence, is proved One of the tivo patients who died, was properties : the means formerly used to deathe Coluber aspis of Linneus, which is pretty at that time, who were deemed curable
. by the peculiar odour, which is one of their common viper ; the other is the Viper of in an adranced state of incurable bodily stroy them were limited to palliating this common in France, and is called Aspis by disease when he became the patient of odour, by the mixture of odoriferous sub
Daubenton. Dr. Veitch, and the other suffered from stances, more or less powerful and innoxious ;
Having copened a hundred of these venoan organic affection of the brain, sud- ) but the germs of contagion were not de
mous animals, I have found the number of dlenly terininating his existence.
Out Of Stroyed. The chemists of our days, by the males to be to that of feinales in the propor140 cases of long standing, nine were dis- powerful aid of chlorine, have succeeded in tion of one to three. They are alike in all charged cured, and relieved. Some of these decomposing, or wholly neutralising these
other respects. I have found no difference terrible enemies of the public health. What- in the power of their venom; on the other nine cases had been of six, seven, and eight years standing ; and such results are calcu- ever the infected place may be, the neutral- hand, the season, and the nature of the places lated from their
duration to shew, that, izing action of chlorine is certain ; it causes which they inhabit, contribute to the greater while there is life, the maniac should not be the offensive odour to disappear, and that of
or less degree of promptitude with which it abandoned by the powers of medicine.
the chlorine itself becomes hardly sensible(unThe advantages of continued attention are less it has been employed to excess), which
I collect this venom by pressing with little invariably extended to all bodily diseases, manifests the reciprocal action of the mias- iron forceps the bladders, situated behind inental discase certainly has stronger claims acid, and of hydro-chloric acid (muriatic), watch glass ; then with a needle, channelled on our protection and compassion, and the may be employed for the same purpose: they towards the point, I inoculated in the thigh relatives of the deranged who, possessing the are less active than those of chlorine, but they (always with an equal quantity of venom, means, withhold such efforts for their relief, may be used with advantage in many cases.
We will here describe the mode of pro- tried it on pigeons and sparrows.
the animals intended for the experiments : I incur an awful responsibility. We here again repeat, that there can be no method ceeding, for the use of families in which one
I convinced myself in the most positive better calculated to render disease, whether or more individuals are attacked by one of
manner that this poison has no effect on tbe bodily or mental, incurable, than to consi- those maladies, from which contagion may animal economy, unless it is introduced into der it so; and this fate has generally
be apprchended, and where the (rather com- the blood vessels ; for I made these birds awaited the maniac : and hence the overbur- plicated) means of producing chlorine are not swallow pills moistened with this venemous thened state of our mad houses. These cures at hand. It is sufficient to procure some
juice, instead of inoculating them with it. are, upon the whole, most satisfactory, and nitre or sea salt, pulverized; to put half an
When I made use of the venom extracted they assuredly merit the attention of the phi- ounce into a teacup, and to pour upon it froin several vipers, and mixed, a small lanthrophist, and of all who are interested in sulphuric acid (oil of vitriol). You must number of the sparrows inoculated died in the relief of their amicted fellow creatures. stir the mixture, which is of the consistence five minutes ; and the mean time was eleven We know Dr. Veitch to disclaim all preten- of paste, with the end of a glass tube: a minutes. But when I used the venom of a șions to secret methods of treating this ma- white smoke is seen to arise from it, the lady. combined with experience, which are both agreeable, and which forms in the chamber, not strong enough. Our celebrated Masigli
His success flows from humanity, smell of which, though strong, is not dis- single animal, the differences were very great: of the utmost iinportance in the manage, must be repeated from time to time, and the nature ; but those in which I chiefly engaged,
as it were, a slight inist. The operation has written sufficiently on experiments of this ment of this discase. this gentleman, that, where pain exists, it mixture frequently stirred.
(having many warm-blooded animals, sparshould be instantly relieved ; and where exacerbations take place, whether in mental or informed of the publication of more than this eyes, after a small number of palpitations),
* Guida allo Studio, &c. Vol. I. We are not rows for instance, which died before my bodily disease, they should be, with as little first volume of a work which proinises to be were to subject them to the electric current delay as possible, met by proper ai l, and such highly interesting to the chemical student. of a voltaic apparatus. An inquiry in ag
tural philosophy often opens the way to
Where day succeeding day, and each the same,
FINE ARTS. others; and though in our observations and
In point of change no preference can claim
On the blank void. I feel no early trace, experiments we propose a determinate object, we do not know whither they inay lead us.
Competition for the Prizes to be adjudged From childhood's years, to fill the vacant space. With a pile of 80.pair, copper and zinc,
by the French Academy of Paintings. Yet something, like the memory of a dream, excited by a solution of sulphate of alumine, The subject this year selected for com
Across my floating fancy shook its gleam. of the tension of one degree of our electrome- petition is from the Iliad ; namely, Achilles A vision like the sun's departing ray, ten à paillettes, 1 subjected the dead birds distributing the prizes after the solemn games Or, when its beams in pictur'd fragments fall
Struggling to flush upon the close of day; which I had poisoned, while still warm, to which took place at the funeral of Patroclus. Through the stain'd window, on the cloister's the electric current, comparatively with Achilles presents Nestor with a magnificent
wal). others, which I had killed either by suffocat- gold cup, as a testimony of his veneration E'en in my prayers some wanderings I find ing them, or cutting off their heads, or break- for the valour and wisdom of the old warrior. Break on the trackless desert of my mind; ing the vertebral column near the neck. I The pictures exhibited are ten in number: And in confession's holiest hour 1 pour made one pole communicate with the spinal the seven which are hung first in order are My lapse and failings from this hidden store ; marrow, and the other with one of the mus- only remarkable for exhibiting every sign of and still condemned to meet the father's brow cles of the thigh. The result was, that the a tendency to retrograde towards the bad taste Severe, he bid me think upon my vow. irritability of the muscles was considerably of the old school. Certainly they are not
Yet í have marked upon his pallid cheek, diminished in those animals which had been all equally indifferent, but they are feeble in The big tear drop, a sigh so sadly meek killed by the venon of the viper: its duration composition, style, drawing and colouring. Escape his bosom, when I press'd he'd tell
The morning of my life he know so well. was only about a quarter of that of the ani The remaining three are also indifferently
But all is passed away–for he is gone; mals killed in another inanner, and was not spoken of, though somewhat better.-(F. And I, upon this spot of carth, alone even the sixth part of those which had been Journal.)
Stand unconnected with all human ties, decapitated.
And wait my long reversion in the skics. The muscular contractibility was besides
D. ORIGINAL POETRY. so weak in the animals poisoned by the venom of the viper, that a quadrnple number
THE CLOSING SCENE; of plates diil not produce an effect equal to
A Sketch from real Life. that obtained by the fourth part on those
Tho' the shade which had been decapitated. It is useless to My love is like a young rose, blushing, observe, that in these experiments, the elec At the wild embrace of the summer-breeze,
Of death hung darkening over him, there played tricity of the pile of 80 pair was sometimes Fresh as the fountain-waters gushing
A gleam of rapture on his eye and cheek excessive; I reduced it to 40, to 10, accord
With constant song
That brightened even death-like the last streak ing to the effect which I desired to produce: The spreading shade of the deep-green trees.
As they sparkle among
of intense glory on the horizon's brim,
When night o'er all the rest hangs chill and dim. I afterwards subjected the poisoned animals to this same electrical apparatus, before they Oh! she is fair as a bright cloud, sailing
Alone in the beauty of the sky,
Who can bring healing to thy heart's despair? expired, and that as soon as possible, in or
Thy whole rich sum of happiness lies there. der to observe the effect of the action of elec- When the glory of the sun is failing
And dying away tricity, at the moment when that of the
From the splendor of day, venoin tended to the destruction of life ; 1 And eve's light sighs come whispering by.
Pale is his cheek with deep and passionate was not able to make more than three And I will love her long and purely,
thought, of these trials ; but the result, as I shew
Save when a fevered hectic crosses it, ed to my master and colleague, Volta, And she shall reign in my soul securely,
Mighty and vast as love should be,
Flooding its lines with crimson.-From bencath was, that life was sensibly extinguished,
The long dark fringes of his drooping lid And not one hour
Stream forth the fitful glances of his eye, more especially in the animals poisoned and
Shall lessen the power
Like star-beams from the bosom of the night. exposed to the action of the electric fluid, Of the love that shall lengthen eternally.
Above his high and ample forehead float than in the others : the mean difference was
The gloomy folds of his wild waving hair, six minutes. Perhaps these researches may
Even as the clouds that crown a lofty hill throw some light on the deleterious action Nota Bene.—This will be seen among crotch-With a more stern sublimity. Upon of the renom of the vipers, and of some
ets and quavers
That broad and prominent front the fiery seal other substances, by repeating the same ex As soon as the song can be got from the gravers. of Febris seems to burn ; and on his lid periments on other animals : they may also
The swelling brow weighs heavily, as though guide us respecting the effects of electricity
Bursting with thoughts for utterance too intense. on the animal organization, which would be
His lip is curled with something too of pride, Remember me, remember me,
Which ill beseems the meekness and repose useful at a moment when opinions are still When I am far away from thee, so much divided upon its use in diseases, When many a sad and weary day,
That should, at such an hour, within his heart, and when physiologico-medical researches When long, long years have passed away.
Spite of this world's vexations, be ensphered.
'Tis not disdain ; for only those he loves are making in England, in the same point
That tearless eye, that wild bewail,
Are round him now, with mild, low whispered of view. But tell my heart a bitter tale ;
words, Pilghen conceived some years ago the same Oh think how ill that heart can bear, Tendering heart-offered kindnesses,—and idea, to class the action of various substances The grief it sees depicted there.
watching employed in medicine ; and I have made use
Hark! 'twas the signal gun--nay, nay
With fond inquietude the couch whereon of it to try these experiments, which I in
His slender form reclines. What can it be?
Farewell, farewell, I must away ;, tend to repeat in another manner.
One kiss-and-now farewell to thee
Perchance some rooted memory of the past. I shall only add, that, having poisoned se
Remember me, remember me !
Some dream of injured pride that fain would veral birds with Prussic, or idrocyanic acid,
wreak more or less diluted, that is to say with lau
Its force on dumb expression; some fierce
wrong rel water, (eau de laurier cerise) more or less
Which his young soul hath suffered unappeased. concentrated, I obtained the same results, only with the difference, that the time is
But thoughts like these must be dispelled, be
fore always shorter, as well in the duration of the Pleasure and joy are terms I only know agony, as in that of the irritability of the From those who tell me they have felt their glow. That soul can plume its wings to part in peace. muscles after death.
The abbey's bounds, its solitary gloom, And now his gaze is lifted to the face
Of one who bends above him with an air
R. T. LAMBE.
R. T. LAMBE.
Of sweet solicitude, and props his head No careless smile doth light up. All that art, Duke, Marguces, &c. came to congratulate
young gentleman; and I have only to purHer delicate hand hath smoothed it.---(What a Yet powerful is the skill, whose impress thus
chase a cross and a ribbon. He flew to the theme
Can stamp an untold value on the span For those who love to weave the pictured spell, Of worthless canvass which that frame enshrines who keeps a large assortment of foreign
Palais Royal, entered the shop of a jeiveller And fix the shadows that would else depart, Nor warrior's, statemun's, sage's head it is.
orders, and asked for a cross of the order of From all but memory, on the tablets fair But though of one yet dimly known to fame, Of the divine Euterpe.) Her blue eyes (Careless to pierce the shadowy cloud-tunt the the White Bear. The jeweller replied, that With tenderness grow darker as they dwell
he had not got it, The Marquess informed Upon the wreck before her;
mad a tear, The brightest oft-doth love to lie beneath) me it was a scarce thing, thought the Knight, Collecting 'neath their fringes, large and brighi, Thy portrait I would not exchange-my brother, as he quitted the shop. He by turns erFalls on the snow of her high heaving breast. For all that Guido-Titian ever painted. quired at erery jeweller's shop in the Palais Too well divineth he the voiceless grief
Royal, with no better success; when he at Wbich breathes in each unbidden sigh, and
length met with a friend, who gave him beams
sufficient proofs of the trick by which he had From forth her humid eyes; too well he knows My bowls were of the purest gold
been duped. He hastened to the hotel of That love and keen anxiety for him,
That mortal eye could view,
the obliging Marquess, but alas ! he had set Have paled the ruby of her lip, and chased
Aud all the streams that in them roll'd
out on the preceding evening for ConstantiThe rose's dyc from her so beautiful cheek.
Were of the brightest hue ;
nople. His quivering lips unclose, as if to pour
My halls they were thc resting place The fond acknowledgments of grateful love
of every son of song, On that sweet mourner's ear;-but his parched
And Wit and Folly there kept pace,
When all were deep in sleep,
DRURT-LANG.-Mr. Kean finished his irInto a single focus,-in his eye
And l:roke each gem and goblet bright,
tercalary season at Drury-lane on Saturday, His inmost coul is glassed, and love, deep love,
And flung them in a heap.
in Richárıl the Third, which is, we believe, And grateful aılmiration, beam confessed,
She fired the pile, and Folly then
reckoned his second best character. He took In one wild passionate glance !
From all her dreams awoke,
an affectionate leave of his friends and the The gentle girl
And slie and Wit wept deeply when public, and was very cordially noticed by Basks her awhile in that tull blaze, then stoops, They saw the goblets broke.
them in return. A year or two in America And hiding her pale visage in his boson,
But Wit took hold of Folly's hand,
will serve to revive his attractions; in these Murmurs sounds inarticulate, but sweet
And said, “ Why all this fuss,
days nothing delights if long continued. As the low wail of summer's evening breath
Though Wisdom drives us from this land, Covent Garden opened on Monday. It Amid the wind-harp strings. Then bursts the
There's still a home for us : tide
has undergone some alterations and improre
A home beneath congenial skies, Of woe, which may no longer be repressed
ments. The grand chandelier is now en
Where all is bright and fair, Stirred from its source by chill hope-withering
Where Folly lives, but Wisdom dies,
larged and made more brilliant. The fronts fears,
That house is, -We hnow where.
of the boxes bave exchanged their orange And from her charged lids, big drops descend
Richard Ryan .
for green, and the old royal lion and unicorn In quick succession. With more tremulous
that used to frown with such glittering ferohand
city above the proscenium, have given way Clasps she that sufferer's neck.
SKETCHES OF SOCIETY.
to a rich green drapery with a painted shield Upon his brow
of the arms.
The coup d'eil is handsome. The damps of death are settling, and his eyes
The following story is related in the Paris On Monday a Miss Wensley made her tragic Grow fixed and meaningless. "She marks tho papers : A young gentleman from one of debut in Juliet. She is a clever actress, but change
the French departments, being lately on the not yet a Juliet. She once succeeded toleWith desperate carnestness ; and staying even point of forming an advantageous union rably in Rosalind. On Wednesday a Miss Her brcath, that nothing may disturb the hush, with a lady in Paris, was anxious to be dis- Green, a young copy of Miss Tree in person, Lays her wan check still closer to his heart, tinguished in his marriage contract by the countenance, and awkwardness of attitude, And listens as its varying pulses more, title of Chevalier. He therefore applied to and even in style of voice, appeared in Polly. Haply, to catch a sound betokening life.
a person,-a sort of universal character, She was well received. Her voice has ex. It beats; agairt, another-und another styling himself a General at Genoa, a Co-traordinary power. And now hath ceased - for ever! What a lonel at Venice, a Duke at Rome, a Marquess shriek
English Opera House.-On Saturday, A shrill and soul appalling sliriek peals forth,
at Paris, Commander of almost all the orders When the full truth hath rushed upon her in the world, past, present, and future, and Mr. Bartley performed Falstaff for his oma
benefit. His brain.
a member of every learned society
in Europe ; of the part did him infinite credit; for it re
general conception and outline Who may describe the rigidness of frame, through the powerful influence of this The stony look of anguish and despair, tleman, he hoped to attain the wished" for quires no small share of talent to perform
this character well. He certainly did so. With which she hangs o'er that unmoving clay? honor. Not I: My pencil hath no farther power, The ribbons of several foreign orders were sub-acidness in the less prominent places,
An objection might be made to a sort of So we'll let fall the Grecian painter's veil. laid before the young gentleman. He which does not seem congenial to the con
A. A. W made choice of one, whích as the Marquess tented epicurism of the fat knight, whose . Yon cliff that glasses
observed, required numerous titles, for the Its rugged forehead in the neighbouring lake. attainment of which many obstacles must very anger vents itself in quips and satirical
MASSINGER. be surmounted.
“ There is only one foreign
jokes. But there was a green vigour in the And so Lord Byron, on various occasions. Sovereign,” said he,“ who has the power of principal scenes, which afforded great satisconferring the decoration; his secretary,
faction; and, in criticising a Falstaff, it however, is my most intimate friend, and ought ever to be remembered, that the actor Yes—it is thine—that portraiture-how true, probably for a douceur of about two thou- has not only to contend against the part, How perfect the resemblance! The dark eye sand five hundred francs, it might be ob- but, in many points
, against the pre-conOfintellectual beam-the brow of thought tained. The young man readily paid the ceived opinions of perhaps the majority of
the audience. And energy mingled. The pale cheek, the lip, money, and in a short time, the General,
ON A PORTRAIT.