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were sleeping, and in a short time every | Logios," of the lat of September, 1819, / transports it either to the Temple of Romubody was lively, and stared up to the pulpit contains, besisles many other interesting ar- lus or the Church of St. Theodore. The with the greatest wonder. This was just ticles, a treatise in the form of Letters, on Temple of Saturn, (or rather the Acrarium) what Lassenius desired : for he immediately the many and important services which the is no longer the Church of St. Adrian ; it hegan a most severe castigatory discourse, brothers Zosimas have done to Greece within is situated at the corner of the Consolazione, saying, “When I announce to you sacred these 20 years. The Messrs. Zosimas may where Nardi placed it ; and the Busilica Juand important truths, you are not ashamed benumbered amongst the first benefactors of liæ, and the Temple of Dirus Cæsar, are in to go to sleep, but when I play the fool you that unhappy country. They established its vicinity. The Temple of Peace remains are all eye and all ear!”
at Jannina, in Epirus, their native country, a in ashes, and in its place, according to M. Norway. On the 7th of December last, school of the first class, enriched it with an Nibby, are the ruins of a Basilick of Conthe barometer rose at Christiana to 29 excellent library, endowed it with consider-stantinus ; the arcades, which were supposed inches 16 lines, a height which it has not at- able funds for the salaries of the Professors, to be so beautiful, are in bad taste, and the tained for many years. On the same day the appointed pensions for poor Students, and walls belong to the period when architecture sea was eight feet lower than it has been for upon the whole have spared no expence to was on the decline. The author informs us, the last twenty years ; and the magnetic raise their country from its degraded state. that the Temple of Faustina was dedicated needle was so agitated, that Professor Gaus- To their liberality' we owe the appearance of to Faustina the Younger, and not to the teen could not come to any exact conclusion. the Greek Library, which is erlited by Mr. Elder : the words Diro Antonino were added This phenomenon seems to indicate a con- Coray. The eldest of the brothers Zosi- at a more recent period. No satisfactory vulsion in some part of the globe.
mas has lived since his youth in the city of information can be collected respecting the We extract the following from the Jour- Moscow, where he has formed a valuable Velatura of the Colyseum, which was to nal of the Department of the Meuse. cabinet of antiquities, which is intended to protect the spectators from the heat of the It affords a fresh instance of spontaneous be one day sent to Greece. combustion, to which all, but particularly Two caverns were discovered last week women, are liable, who indulge in the ex at Gravesend by the sinking of the earth. cessive use of spirituous liquors :
These excavations are most probably ancient METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. “The widow Godard, aged 55, who chalk-pits of Roman origin. On the south lodged in the house of the Sieur Schelaide, side of one of them are the remains of a flint
JANUARY, 1820. at Saint Mihiel, in this department, and arch, about two feet wide, leading into the Thursday, 20- Thermometer from 97 to 35.
Barometer from 29,72 to 29, 79. who was addicted to intemperate drinking, other.
Wind N.W. andN.E. 4.-Snow in the ovening. was burnt in her apartment on the night of the 1st of January. About three o'clock in
Friday, 21 - Thermometer from 30 to 36. LITERARY NOTICES.
Barometer from 29, 31 to 29, 82. the morning, the Sieur Schelaide discovering a fætid smell of burning through the par
The forthcoming novel, entitled “Mystery,
Wind S. N. I and N. 2.-Cloudy till the erentition which separated his apartment from or Forty Years Ago,” is not wholly a working, when it became clear. that of the widow Godard, proceeded to of fiction. It contains a correct picture of Saturday, 22–Thermometer from 14 to 28.
Barometer, from 30, 15 to 30, 32. force open her door. He found her lying on the state of London during those awful riots
Wind N. E. 1.–Generally clear. her left side, with her knees bent in the atti- which convulsed and threatened this rast tude of a person sitting ; light flames were metropolia with destruction in 1780. It also Sunday, 23 – Thermometer from 10 to 37.
Barometer from 30, 29 to 30, 20. fitting above the body, which he easily ex- comprehends curious particulars of a real
Wind S. E. Å and S. 3.-Generally hazy, suntinguished with water, as the hydrogen gas journey and residence in some of the least
shine at times. was nearly exhausted. The clothes were explored parts of Africa “ Forty years ago," entirely burnt, except a portion round the and the great Saharra, on which no hero of Monday, 24-Thermometer from 35 to 43.
Barometer from 30,05 to 29, 72. waist, the fragments of the stockings, and romance (of avowed romance we mean), that
Wind S. and 3.- Generally cloudy, rain at one of the shoes. A wicker chair, which was we happen to be acquainted with, has ever times. standing near the body, and a handkerchief ventured to set a foot. The celebrated Jo- Tuesday, 25 – Thermometer from 36 to 44. which the deceased had worn on her head, seph Wall, and Major Houghton, are
Barometer from 30, 07 to 29,82. were but little damaged. The head was only among the characters; and the persecu Wind S, b. E. 14.--Generally cloudy. A fine partially scorched, and the rest of the body tions sustained by the interesting and unfor. halo formed in the evening about 9. was generally but unequally burnt. The tunate traveller, from the tyranny of the
Rain fallen ,425 of an inch. stomach was entirely carbonized. An earth- murderous governor, is given on the autho- Wednesday, 26–Thermometer from 38 to 47. en chafing-pan, containing charcoal, was rity of a correspondence which took place
Barometer from 29,62 to 29, 82. found near the body. between them, from which two original let
Wind S. W. 3 and 1.--Cloudy. ters are extracted, together with the sub
Rain fallen ,175 of an inch. S. Kondos, a native of Greece, has began stances of the charges preferred by Major Edmonton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS. to publish a Greek Journal, under the title Houghton against Governor Wall before he of The Bee (Melissa) or Greek Epheme- commenced that arduous and important enrides.” The first number, 120 pages, con- terprise which cost him his life.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. tains articles on Bees, Agriculture, Educa- M. Nibby, the antiquary, has just pubtion, English Literature, Thucydides, &c. lished at Rome a work entitled, Del foro our best consideration. We feel gratified at having our
The subject of Amicus' Letter has often received &c. The same Author is going to publish a Romano, della via sacra, dell anfiteatro Review classed with the Edinburgh and Quarterly; “ General History, Ancient and Modern,” Flavio, e dei luoghi adgialenti. If the bret the writer must readily see that it is impossible of which the first volume, dedicated to Count opinions of this antiquary should be con- for us to do justice to, and dismiss important works, Capo d'Istria, contains Prolegomena, and a firmed, many ancient ruins will change their as is their practice, in a single publication. They Sketch of the History of Egypt. Bobée, names, and several points of the topography give a quarterly volume ; we, a weekly street; and the Parisian bookseller, is publisher of both of ancient Rome will be displaced. The we are unler the necessity of continuing some subthese works. Mr. Bombas, one of the first Temple of Jupiter Stator, (which has for jects through several Numbers
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more perishable trophies of war, the this inadequate tribute to virtues Death of the king. controversies and the contests all-en- which, if they have hut a Meeting me
grossing in their day, the objects after mory on earth, have their certain and At thirty-five minutes after 8 o'clock which every heart panted, the things everlasting reward where there is on Saturday night, the 29th ult., our which were called of eternal conse- neither care nor sorrow. venerated King, George III, breathed
quence, shall have passed away and his last : his Majesty had added seven been utterly forgotten, there will remonths and twenty-six days to eighty- main another and a nobler study for man
REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS, one years of life, and ninety-six days kind, in the literature which enlightento fifty-nine years of sovereignty; anded the world, in the arts which adorned Trarels in the North of Germany, describhad consequently reigned longer than the country, and in the science which ing the present state of the Social and any monarch that ever sat upon the advanced with gigantic stridles under the
Political Institutions ; the Agriculture, English throne. The exhaustion of auspicious sway of George the Third.
Manufactures, Commerce, Education, nature led to this melancholy and me These will be the themes of genera
Arts, and Manners, in that Country, morable event, and no pain or suffering tions yet unborn ; and among the most
particularly in the Kingdom of Hannovexed the passage of this virtuous glorious human memorials of our King,
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ciously departed, as free from corporeal the greatest poets, the finest painters, it is one of the most sensible, useful, anguish, as his purity of soul would the most extraordinary discoveries, and intelligent books of travels which under any circumstances have exempt- and the most beneficial inventions, that have recently issued from the press ; exed him from the terrors of conscience. ever distinguished the annals of man- cellent as many of the productions of God blessed him with the latter end of kind.
that kind have been, during the last righteousness--he was a good man
When a nation is thus clevated, when twenty years. The fruit of three years' and-he died in peace.
the state of society is thus improved, residence, and of pedestrian excursions It is not for a work like this to enter when the well-being of millions is thus over all the northern German Provinces, upon the wide field over which a retro- augmented, and when, as it were, the Mr. Hodgskin has given us information spect of sixty years would travel. It is sphere of creation is exalted and en on most subjects, which has heretofore not for us to speak of those great poli- larged by the successful cultivation of escaped the more rapid and stylish tratical agitations which have convulsed all that is elegant in the fine, solid in veller: he has mixed with society, and and overthrown, and reconstructed the the useful, and ennobling in the higher sisted opinions not generally found nations of the earth during that period : pursuits of intellect, it needs not to say among the labours of tourists ; he has or of the personal and kingly course of how much is due to himn in whom the rapidly sketched or passed over topics conduct by which our late Ruler ren-supreme authority is vested : how much familiar to the public, and dwelt upon
dered this country so conspicuous in is due to our lamented King, may be such as presented novelty in themselves, the awful struggles. Suffice it to say, that read in the many and prosperous Institu- or the appearance of novelty from the the brightest pattern to which a people tions of which he was the founder or relative situation of the writer. By these could look for every sound principle in munificent patron, for the proinotion of means he has furnished us with a book, theory, and for every moral duty in learning, the acquisition of scientific copious without being tedious, and repractice, existed for more than half a knowledge, the diffusion of general plete with solid instruction, without century in the head encircled with the instruction, the perfection of the orna-wanting the charm of amusement. His British diadem, and in the heart and mental arts, and the completion of own feelings and thoughts bespeak an hand which beat beneath the external every purpose calculated to further the observant, acute, and candid mind ; splendours of royalty and wielded the interests of humanity here, or secure and, if we differ from him in some sceptre of almost unlimited power! its happiness hereafter.
cases, it is always as with a person But ere yet
* Goodness and He fill up its acknowledging that our loss was of masculine understanding and good one monument," it behoves us to pay a attended with many alleviations; bowing sense, whom we consider to be wrong, tribute to that softer and more refined in all humility to that Divine Providence but acknowledge to be impartial and feature of the Monarch's character which, in inflicting the stroke deprivedit well-incaning. Perhaps there is which connects his reign with the lite- of its sting;-yet, grateful for the mea- little too much display of generalizrature, the arts, and the sciences of the sures to which our beloved sovereign ing reflections ; but the nature of the age. In this respect an epocha has devoted his life, and deeply and sin- task supplies a better excuse for this indeed been created ; and when the cerely lamenting for his death, we close than can usually be urged in behalf
of posting tifarellers, who visit precisely on her son on the cross, and when Jesus cessary to promote perspiration, and therethe cities, landscapes, museums, pic- tells her, “Woman, behold thy son,” she fore they have no wish for it, and do not tures, &c. which have attracted the no is 'even then often represented as a blooming take it. The character of men is the result tice of all their precursors.
young woman. In this picture, and it was of all they feel ; and this state of the bodies
the only time I ever noticed the circum- of the Germans is undoubtedly a cause for count of the Kingdom of Hannover is stance, she was represented as an elderly some part of their character--for the placidpeculiarly deserving of commendation : matron. The painter har not worked a se ness, stillness, and want of energy, which it is by far the most ample and judicious cond miracle, and bestowed with his pencil listinguish them from the other nations of that we have ever seen. Before, how-perpetual youth.
Europe. It does not hinder them from ever, abridging it for the Literary Ga The manner in which the sacrament was thinking, writing, and compiling, day after zette, we shall devote two papers to the administered was different from the manner day, week after week ; in fact, it permits other division of the work, which em
of administering it in the Church of England. them to do all these more than any other
A clergyman stood at each side of the altar; people can, for they can do them constantly, braces the author's journeys in the do- the persons intending to communicate were and with little fear of injury to their health ; minion of Prussia, Saxony, and other placed in a row on one side, and when the but it deprives them of the need and of the states. Our first extract refers to Leip- previous prayers had been recited, they wish for exertion. sick, on Christmas day, 1817. Mr. H. walked, one after another, first to one cler At Berlin the most remarkable matter
gyman, who had the consecrated wafers, alluded to appears in the following pasaysFrom reading the work of Mad. de Stael and who repeated some words while he gare
ragraph. a wafer to the communicant. He received it on Germany, I expected to see there strange standing, but bowing, and then passing be
Museums, galleries of pictures, learned old towns, but nothing had hitherto realized hind the altar, came in front of the other societies, and various collections of things sie did it fully., Goethe described the houses and he then retired. The organ played and cannot be called peculiarities, for they are of this city well when he called them traordinary shining buildings, with a front the choristers sung during the whole of the found in every city of Germany, and it receremony.
quires a most practised eye to ascertain the to two streets, inclosing courts, and containing every class of citizens, within heaven
The university of Leipsic is at present superiority of one to another. One which
deserves to be mentioned, from the evidence high buildings, that resemble large castles, chiefly famous for its medical studies! and are equal to half a city.” Roofs, which
Leaving Leipsić on the route towards it affords of what learned triflers can emalone contained six stories of windows, with Berlin, the author makes the following ploy themselves with:, is a collection in high small steeples on their tops ; circular houses, sensible observations on the indolence sometimes found in the bowels of the hudiminishing at every story, resembling the of the German people, and its cause.
man body, (Eingeweide Würmer), and pictures of the tower of Babel ; two or three In the course of the day I met a great / whose existence there constitute a particutowers, placed by the sides of houses, as if many carriages and waggous going to Leip- lar disease. The cire of this discase cannot a stair-case separate from the building had sic, and all the travellers; wrapped up in be promoted by such a collection, neither been provided for it ; some fronts which had two or three great-coats, with their faces b can it explain either the nature or the sources been modernisei, and disfigured by a multi.. ried in caps and handkerchiefs, remaining of the clisease. A Professor Rudolpi is the tude of pillars and pilasters above pillars and sitting in a sort of stupid indifference, just collector. A similar collection exists in Vipilasters; and the ancient gaol-like, but preserving animation enough to keep their enna, whose collector is not only thought to fantastical town-house, ---made the market- tobacco burning, and their pipes from fall- be a man of industry, but of talent. These place of Leipsic one of the most grotesque-ing out of their months. Not one of them gentlemen must very much need a decent fooking spots I ever saw.
attempted to walk, though they might all occupation. To bestow professorships on As it was Christinas-day, every place, have walked faster than their carriages, and them, and to honour them, seems to me even the bankers, was shut; the churches might have kept themselves comfortably like the rain worship of an idol
. There is were crowded; and nothing was to be sold warm ; but bolily exertion of all kinds is but one step lower in which learned uselessbut spirits and medicines. At church, the certainly avoided by the richer classes of the ness can go in its filthy researches. I should music and singing seemed the most attrac- Germans. This indolence may be partly ac- be sorry, by the selection of this peculiarity, tive part of the performance, and so soon as counted for thus : Their sleeping-rooms are to teach the reader to infer that the Gerthese were done, many of the congregation generally heated, and the feather-beds, mans were particularly fond of such purwent away.
The men generally stood, and which are used as covers, always kept me suits, and that this fondness was a feature the woman sat. Amongst the uncovered though, whenever it was practicable, I of the national character. A love for triheals of the foriner some emblems of Ger- stripped myself to my shirt—in a constant files and absurdities may probably be more man genius might be traced. The hair of state of profuse perspiration. The Ger- common among the learned of Germany the old men was smoothed down on the mans, in addition to covering themselves than among the learned of other countries, fronts and sides, as if it were ironed, while with these beds, very generally sleep in but trifles and absurdities are the occupations that of the young ones, combed up with their night-dresses of fannel. In fact, they take merely of a few, and intelligent Germans tingers à la Franguis
, was stanıling out in a nothing off but their upper garments, ivhich lament the fondness for thein as a peculieirele, like a well-trundled mop. The for-" are not unfrequently exchanged for some arity of individuals
, and not as forming the mer resembled the old plodding German ; sort of jacket or gown. The beds and national character. the latter was the type of the present Ger- the rooms together make a sort 'of sweatman, flying off froin most of the restraints ing bath, and more enfeebling, probably,
We nevertheless find an opposite senof reason and of common sense.
than a frequent use of warm bathing. The timent, when the author, near the end of Pictures are still allowed in the Lutheran effects on myself were always refreshing, his second volume, comes to treat of churches, though no longer worshipped or but weakening ; they did away stiffness and Hesse Cassel. prayed to, and one that I observed here, in fatigue, but sleep did not give me strength ; On sereral occasions, says he, I hare St. Paul's church, deserves to be mention and it is probable that the effects are the same mentioned the taste for trifles and absurdied, as having one feature of common sense on the Germans, and even much more power- ties which yet so much distinguishes scienmore than is usually seen in religious pic-ful. The body kept a state of languid tific Germans, that their country is sometures. Many of their absurdities are truly health, but all that freshness and vigour of times called a mad-house of natural phiridiculous, and among them may be enu- limb which belongs to youth and a hardy losophers. This unhappy propensity has merated that the mother of the Saviour is people are destroyed. The Germaus have undoubtedly been invigorated by the hoalways painted young. When she locks no need of exertions which we find so ne- nours bestowed on such pursuits by the nu