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cnce of the Kislar-Aga, only to enquire correct account, of an adventure in which | jammed up against the wall, and the button whence came the best black eunuchs. Hal one of our own countrymen figured. inaker six feet high, and as strong as a horse. they been in company with the Grand Mufti, Anastasius proceeds

All therefore I could do in the way of he. they certainly would have asked his honest

roism would have been to have let him blow opinion of the mission of Mohammed; and This first experiment gave me a taste for out my brains at once ;-after which, adieu they would scarce hareʼneglected the oppor- the Tergiumanic life. It also encreased my my turn, at least here below! I therefore tunity, had it offered, of enquiring of the ineans of success in that line. Until I took signed, had the satisfaction of seeing the reSultan himself, whether he was legitimate up my residence at Pera, I had little inter-ceipt neatly folded up and deposited in a little heir to the Califate, as he asserted. In con course with tivat odd race of people yclept red morocco pocket-book with silver clasps, sequence of this straight-forward system, ! Franks, except through the stray specimens was offered a sequin for the exercise I had was every moinent obliyed to interfére, and that now and then crossed the harbour, on a afforded, took the inoney, and, leaving the to pledge myself for the guiltless intentions visit of curiosity or business to Constantino- button maker to write home what mean rasof our travellers. The statistics of the em- ple. I now got acquainted with their ways, cals the Greeks were, departed fully impresa pire, its governinent, politics, finances, &c. while they became familiarised with my per- sed with the usefulness of learning languages. indeed, they troubled themselves little about. son. This gradually procureil me the ad Almost every evening the man of buttons All such things they thought they could learn vantage of seeing and serving in my new ca- used to walk from Pera, where he had his much inore compendiously at home from the pacity, samples of almost every nation of lodgings, to a merchant's at Galata, frum Leipsic gazetteer'; but the botany and mine Europe. Thus 1 formed a sort of polyglot whence he frequently returned home pretty ralogy of the country were what they studied collection of certificates of my own ability late at night, without any escort : trusting to both body and soul.' Every day we brought and merits, which I filed very neatly accor- his small pocket instrument, and to his own home from our excursions such heaps of ding to the order of their dates ; and to a colossal stature, for his safety. A dexterous what the ignorant chose to call hay and sight of which I treated every new comer thrust, at an unexpected turn, might camily stonce, that the wags whom we met on our whom I thought worthy of that distinction.

have sent him to the shades below; but this way used to ask whether these were for food Ooce, however, the lofty manner and the would not have sufficed to assuage my thirst and lodging ; while the more fanatirat among imperious tone of an English traveller, newly for just revenge. I wished to inflict a shame the Turks swore we carried away patterns arrived, completely deceived me. From his more deep, more lasting, than iny own, and of the country, in order to sell it to the inti- fastidiousness I inade no doubt I was ad- which, like Prometheus's vulture, should dels ; and one party, by way of giving us dressing some great Mylordo. It was a but- keep gnawing the traitor's heart while he enough of what we wanted, was near stoning ton maker to whom I had the honour of lived. His great ambition at Constantinople us to death. IIerenpon, to elude observa- bowing: He came red hot from a place was to boast the good graces of some Turka tion, my cunning trarellers determined to called Birmingham, to show the Turks sam- ish female,-young or old, fair or ugly, no dr -88 after the country fashion, but this only ples of his manufacture. Unfortunately matter ! On this laudable wish I founded made bad worse ; for they wore their nesv Turks wear no buttons, at least such as he my scheine. garb so aukwardly, that the natives began to dealt in ; at which discovery he felt exceed Muffled up in the feridjee which entirely think they put it on in inockery, and were ingly wroth. My ill fated back was destined covers the figure of the Mohammedan fair, freqnently near stripping them to the skin ; to feel the first brunt of his ill humour. Af- and the veil which conceals their faces, I went independent of which, whenever they went ter spending nearly two hours in spelling and seated myself, immediately after dusk, out, they got so entangle-t in their shaksheers every word of every dne of my certificates on one of the tomb-stones of the extensive and trowsers, their shawls and their papoo “ this then," said he in a scarce intelligible cemetery of Galata, where my traveller had shes, that our progress might be traced by idiom, which he fanciel to be French, " is to pass. the mere relics of their habiliments which the evidence of your deserts ?” “It is,” an- He soon arrived, and, as I expected, stopstrewed the road. Sole manager both of the swered I, with an inclination of the head. ped to survey the lonely fair one, whose aphome and foreign department, I however “. And I am to make it the rule of my beha- pearance scemed to invite a comforter. The tried to give all possible respectability to viour ?.". "If your Excellency be pleased bait took. My friend, on his nearer approach, their appearance, and never would suffer their to have that goodness,” replied I smirking aware that his pantomime iras more intellidignity to be coinmitted by paltry savings; most agreeably. “Very well,” resumed the gible than his idiom, had recourse to the uniat the same time that, to 'shew them how traitor, never inoving a muscle of his insipid versal language : he held up a sequin, -his careful I wus of their money, I took care countenance, “My Excellency will have that regular fee on all occasions, -and my acceptsometimes to detain thein an hour or two in goodness.” And up he gets, gravely walks ance of which encourages my shepherd to driving a close bargain about a few paras, --without uttering another syllable-to the become more enterprising. He now wishes especially when I saw them in a hurry. Ac- door, turns the key in the lock, takes a little to unveil me I resist :-but by way of comcordingly, if they had any fault to find with bit of a pistol scarce five inches long-also promise for keeping concealed my features, me, it was for my over scrupulous economy. from Biriningham I suppose-rout of his shew my necklace, my bracelets, my girdle. That failing alone cxcepted, they thonght me pocket, snatches up a cudgel as thick as my In an infantine manner I slip the manacles a treasure; and so I certainly found them. wrist, and turning short upon me, who stood from my own wrists over those of my com

The fortnight of their intended stay'having wondering in what this strange prelude was paniọn, and, before his suspicions are arouselapsed, they were all impatience to depart. to end, holds the pistol to my throat, and lays led, have the satisfaction to see hiin fast Out of pure regard for science, I contrised the cane across any back.

bound in chains, not only of airy love, but to prolong their sojourn another fortnight, This operation performed to his satisfac- of good solid brass ; and with a soft lisp wish by various little delays, which with a little tion: “It was No. 5, ” coolly said the mis- hiin joy of being at once handcuffed and piindustry I brought about in the most natu- creant, “whose contents I thought it right nioned. It was now I shewed my face, and ral way imaginable, but which I joined them to comply with first ; as being written by one drew out my hanıljar. Seeing him disposed in lamenting exceedingly: and when at last of my countrymen, and because I make it a to remonstrate, “No noise,” cried I, “or they set off-which I saw with very sincere rule, in every species of business, to get the you die ; but return me the receipt.”' Unregret I was left by them in possession of worst part over first. Had you understood able to stir, my prisoner in a surly tone bade a most flattering written testimonial of iny our language as an interpreter by profession me take it myself. I did so, and thanked zcal and fidelity. As to their behaviour to ought-you might have known the certificate him; “but,” added I, " as we have not me, its liberality might be sufficiently inferred in question to be a solemn adjuration to all hereas with you—all the conveniences for from the change in my appearance." I looked the writer's countrymen, to treat you as I writing, accept the acknowledgement of the a different person.

have had the pleasure of doing; and all that poor and illiterate :” saying which, I drew.

remains for you to perform, is to give me a the holy mark of the cross after the Greek Thecontinuation of this course affords regular receipt, such as I may have to shew.” form, neatly but indelibly, with the buttonus a droll, and we dare say, not very in The pistol was still tickling my throat, I, maker's owu sequin, on his clumsy forehead ;

FOR AUGUST.

poured into the wound some of the gunpow- one passage, in which the author seems to centre of the commerce of the Arabs with der out of his pouch ; and, apologizing for have made a singular mistake.

India and China. The notes on this chapter, the poorness of the entertainment, bade him Sir W. Ouseley, when speaking of the isle though very interesting to the lovers of good night and walked off.

of Ceylon and its productions, and referring oriental literature, are not susceptible of A troop of Caleondjees of my acquainto a curious passage of the Nozhat alkoloub, analysis. tance, reeling home from a tavern, happened a work by Hamd-Allah Kazwini, frequently The remaining part of this volume will be to come up just as I retired, and took all quoted by the name of the Persian Geogra- examined in another article. that I had left. The next morning the man pher, employs a long note on the mineral Art. V. Tresor des Origines, et Dictionnaire of buttons departed from Constantinople substance called in Persian Sunbadeh. Our raisonné de la langue Françoise, par Ch. without sound of trumpet, before sunrise ; author having quoted what we find in the Pougens. Specimen. 4to. and never since has been heard of in the Tarkang Djekanguiri and in the Burkan kati, We shall not enter into an examination Turkish dominions.

on the Sunbadeh, or Emery, adds : “ These of this specimen of the immense labours of (To be continued.)

notions appear to be partly borrowed from Mr. Pougens, but merely state sonne cirHamd-Allah Kazwini, who in that part of cumstances relative to them. Mr. P. in

his work which relates to mineralogy, des- tends to publish, 1st. a Tresor des OriANALYSIS OF THE JOURNAL DES SAVANS

cribes the Sunbadeh, as a sandy rough stone gines, &c. in six volumes in folio; 2d. an

of which the lapidaries make use to pierce abridgement of the same work, in 3 vols. 4to. Art. IV. Travels in various Countries of the hard stones, and when pulverized and and 3d. a great Dictionary of the French

East, by Sir William Ouseley. Vol. 1. 4to. rubbed on beards that hare decayed through Language. These three lexicons will contain

We have had of late such frequent occa- age, it serves to restore them.” The mean- the results of the learned researches in which sion to direct our attention to Persia, in ing of the original is this : “ It is reduced to the author has employed upwards of forty noticing the travels of Mr. Morier, Lieute- powder, and applied to inveterate wounds, years. When we are informed that Mr. nant Col. Johnson, &c. that in the great and it cures them.” This property of emery Pougens has been wholly deprived of his press of other matter, we have hitherto is certified by the Greek physicians ; and the eye-sight since the age of twenty-three, omitted to notice the present important whole passage of Hand-Allah appears to be we must still more admire the extent of his work.

borrowed from Dioscorides, whose text labors, and the powers of his memory. We Sir Gore Ouseley, the author's brother, seems, however; to want some correction can hardly conceive how he could collect and having been appointed Ambassador Extra-(Dioscor. de Medi Mat. lib. V. cap. 166.) so happily distribute so many facts, testiordinary, and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Sir W. Ouseley has been led astray by the monies, and words of all languages, in his TreCourt of Russia, it was natural that Sir double meaning of the original word, whicla sor, and so many classical texts in his gramWilliam Ouseley, who had applied himself signifies both wonnd and beard.

matical dictionary. The number of authors and literature of Persia, should take this op- from Ceylon to Bombay, the stay made in 4200. This specimen cannot but increase portunity of visiting a country the history the last place, the visit paid by the traveller. the eagerness of the learned to be soon in and antiquities of which were the constant to the ancient monuments of kineri, in the possession of these most important works. objects of his meditations. He was, conse- island of Salsette, and to the subterraneous Art. VI. Esprit, Origine et Progrès des Inquently, attached to the Embassy as private temple of Elephanta. The text of this stitutions, judiciaires, des principaux pays secretary to Sir Gore Ouseley. We shall chapter appears to us to elicit nothing de l'Europe, par S. D. Meyer. Tome ler. pass over the descriptive part of the voyage, new, but the notes, as in the preceding, con A highly important and interesting work, and merely say that this first volume termi- tain various learned researches : for instance, to which we may probably return when nates with the arrival of the Embassy at on the loves of Joseph and Zuleika, which is the subsequent volumes, are published. Schiraz.

This volume is divided into six chapters : on the Banian tree; on the similarity that: let. from England to Madeira, Rio de Ja- has been observed between the divinities of

ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. neiro, and Ceylon. 2d. From Ceylon to India and those of the Egyptians and the the coasts of Malabar and Bombay. 3d. On Greeks; on the period to which the monuments the Parsès and Guebres, the worshippers of of Elephanta belong, &c. At the end of the; St. Petersburgh, 30th November. The fire. 4th. Voyage from Bombay to the Persian second chapter, Sir W. mentions the Parses, literary collection of the Imperial Academy Gulph and Buschire. 5th. Éncampinent of or fire worshippers, to whom, and their of Sciences at St. Petersburgh has been enthe Embassy near Buschire. 6th. Journey religion and customs, the whole third chapter, riched, this summer, with a treasure which from Buschire to Schiraz.

is employed. Sir W. is of opinion, that the deserves particular inention in the annals of The nature of the antiquarian and erudite Trinity of God was, at all times a principal the Academy, not only on account of its nos researches founded on the travels of Sir W. point in the religion of the Persians; but if velty and value ; but also of its importance, O. and which, according to the author's inten- we examine the affair with full impartiality, and the great influence which it may hare in tion, were to constitute its chief merit, ap- I fear we shall find some exaggeration in the future, or the cultivation of a department of pears in the first chapter, in the notes by favorable idea whích Dr. Hyde, and after science, which has long been neglected in which it is accompanied. The ancient name him Sir W. Ouseley, have conceived, of the Russia. of Tapiobana, the other ancient and modern religion of the Parsės. When speaking of A collection of near five hundred Persian, names of Ceylon, the principal productions the Parsès, Sir W. takes occasion to do full Arabic, and Turkish MSS. has been added of that island, the commercial intercourse of justice to the labours of Mr. Anquetil du at once to the treasures already possessed by the ancients with China, inquiries relative to Perron, and expresses much regret that Sir the Asiatic Museum of the Academy. They the situation of Ophir, an ancient expedition William Jones did not perceive the value of were collected in Syria, Mesopotamią, and of a Persian monarch against the inhabitants the services rendered to literature by the Persia, by a person versed in those languages, of Ceylon, romantic adventures of Alexander, learned Frenchman.

namely, M. Rousseau, formerly the Consul the visit of that prince accompanied by the In the fourth chapter the author, resumes General of France at Aleppo, and since at philosopher Belinas to Adam's Peak, and the thread of his narrative, from the depar. Bagdad, and taken to France, where they many other accessory, objects, are treated of, ture of the Embassy from Bombay, to their were immediately purchased for Russia, beeither in the text or the notes of this first landing at Buschire. The most interesting fore any competition arose from other coun. chapter. What is most curious in these re- part of this chapter, on the historical and tries, His Majesty the Emperor has now made searches, are the quotations from a great geographical details relative to Ormuz, and a present of them to the Academy of Scinumber of oriental writers, always given in the other islands in the Persian Galph ; and ences. It deserved to be acquired for Rusthe original language, and translated with also to the maritime city of Siraf, which sia, and the first learned institution of the great accuracy. We have, however, observed | under the reign of the Ahassides was

the empire may be proud of having this treasure

ASIATIC LITERATURE.

SAXONY.

That va

confided to its care. Its Asiatic Museun, of divine protection. Some time had elapsed, duce of their labour is employed in increaswhich was already distinguished by its fine when he found that he has acquired by his ing their own comforts. They are tanght collection of Chinese, Japanese, Mantchou, industry the sum of a hundred florins (abont reading, writing, and arithmetic, with a little Mongol, Kalmuck, and Tungusian writings, ten pounds), two carts, and three horses. Ile history and geography *. Religious instrucas well as of Oriental coins and antiquities, happened to break a wheel in the village of tion is particularly attended to. Most of bas by this sudden and great addition of Langendorff: this accident appeared to him the teachers are former pupils in the estabMusselman MSS. gained in utility as inuch to be an invitation from providence to begin lishment, assisted in their functions by the as it has acquired in higher rank among si- in this place the execution of his favourite eldest of the present pupils,whu, together with milar collections iņ foreign countries. For project. The plan for building an Orphan- the directors, keep the books, and make the this new collection contains, in each of the House was soon fixed upon. Two workmen reports to the government. At the age of three languages, and in alnost every science, who assisted him in building, were the first fifteen they may quit the house, and choose a number of the most distinguished and clas- benefactors to the intended establishment, themselves a profession; but they still continue sical works of Islamism, which it would be one giving twelve groschen (eighteen-pence) their connection with the director, who pays in vain to look for in the whole continent of and the other ten groschen. A gardener of the for their apprenticeship on acconnt of the the Russian empire, in the libraries of the name of Dunkel joined in this good work ; establishment. † The girls are put out to most learned Mollahi among its Mahometan he put the garden in order, and planted service in good families, and keep up, until inhabitants. Professor Froehn has published, a vine.

they are of age, a correspondence with the in an extraordinary Supplement to the St. It was with such slender ineans, but with director, a highly respectable inan, and inPetersburgh Gazette, a valuable report upon confidence in Gord, that Bucher commenced deed their father, it is by this name that the this measure, of which the above is the in- what he had long considered as the object of teachers as well as the pupils call him. The troduction.

his existence in this world. In 1712 he took merit of having brought back to its trus des.

up his abode here with four orphans. tination, an establishment so interesting in THE ORPHAN HOUSE OF LANGENDORFT IN Pray and work : this was his principle : its origin- truly Christian charity; a great

according to this he regulated the habits deal of simplicity, which does not exclude Mr. Editor. The importance of amelior- of his pupils, that they might, above all firmness of character ; great talents, and inating the education of the people becomes things, imbibe the fear of God; and then defatigable activity, tempered by a patience every day morc evident: all governments are that they might learn to provide themselves which is proof against every trial, eminently sensible of the necessity of it, but inost of for all their wants. Instruction, according distinguish the Rev. Mr. Wurker. them are still far from placing this object in to him, should tend to give to man the the first rank, as they will probably be obliged knowledge and the use of his own powers. LEARNED SOCIETIES. to do sooner than they are aware.

Theso principles, which he exemplified by luable time may not be lost, it is to be de- practice, produced the happiest effects.

OXFORD, Dec. 25. sired, that till governments give the effica- Poor, but ardent in the cause of truth, per The whole number of Degrees in Vichaelcious aid which they alone can give, the severing in the conviction that he had found mas Term was-D.D. three; B. D. one ; friends of humanity may not relax in their it. Bucher made his enterprize succeed. In B. C. L. two ; M. A. thirty ; B. A. sixtyendeavours to prepare the way. In England, 1720 his pupils amounted to fifty-one ; and five. Matriculations pinety-five. it is true, benevolence does not want a spur he then received some assistance from

CAMBRIDGE, Dec. 24. when 'any plan is brought forward which af- the Duke of Weissenfels, and a hundred There being two of Sir William Browne's fords even but a plausible prospect of reliev- crowns per annum, with exemption from Medals, (the one for the Latin Ode, and the ing the distress of our fellow-creatures. But certain taxes, from the Elector of Saxony. other for the Greek and Latin Epigrams,) we are so used to do things on a large scale, Dunkel the gardener remained faithful during which have not been disposed of in foriner that we are, perhaps, not sufficiently aware his life to his first resolution, and bequeath-years, it is the intention of the Vice-Chanof the good that may be done with very limited to the establishment the fruits of his cellor to give them to such resident Underel means, and how often a single seed, savings.

graduates as shall produce the best coinpoplanted in confidence of the blessing of hea Bucher died in 1729. The simple and sitions of the above description ; viz. one ven, has been gradually reared into a stately just ideas which had guided him, were aban- medal for the best Latin ode in imitation of tree, producing the noblest fruits. The fol- | doned after his death. It was desired to do Horace, and one medal for the best Greek lowing is a remarkable example, and will better : the Directors introduced the study and Latin epigrams, after the manner of the doubtless interest your readers.

of the dead languages, and the school of Anthologia, and after the model of Martial, Christopher Bucher, a Saxon hy birth, Langendorff suffered by it. It was not till respectively had from his youth felt an irresistible incli- the year 1811, that the spirit of the founder Subject for the Latin ode: nation to devote himself to the education of resuined its influence. At this period the or

Χρυσέα φόρμιγξ. children. His benevolence was particularly phans of Langendorff were united with those

For the Greek epigram : directed to orphans. Serving as hostler at of Torgau, and the two combined establish

Ει: Αγάλμα the inn at Weissenfels, he took pleasure in ments were placed under the direction of the της μακαρίτιδος Καρολέττας, teaching some poor children, and often went Rev. Mr. Wurker.

Γεωργίου του των Βρεταννιών "Αρχοντος to talk upon subjects of education with the The number of pupils is now a hundred

Θυγάτερος. clergyman of his village, who encouraged and sixty : ninety-eight boys and sixty-two

For the Latin epigram : him to follow his impulse. One day he girls. The former cultivate a piece of ground Optimos nos esse dum infirmi sumus." was at Leipsig, without money and without of 130 acres, and make their own clothes • It secins singular that natural bistory is means to procure any. In his distress he and most of the instruments which they use : not included among the branches of instruction. retired into a corner of the stable, and throw- the girls are employed in the internal eco- To initiate children into the secrets of nature ining himself on his knee, implored the divine nomy, and in the labours belonging to their creases their reverence for the Creator ; and, for assistance. Finding hiinself strengthened by sex." This education is directed by the in- those who labour in the fields, it renders agrithis pious act, he went to take a walk out of fluence of the good examples which they re- culture doubly interesting; and consequently, the gates of the town. A

paper, containing ceive from their superiors, and give to each tends to make them love the station which God some pieces of money, which a passenger other, without any ernulation but that which has assigned them. Proofs of this truth, if it

needed them, might be found at Hofwyl. had dropped, caught his eye; the sum was proceeds from the desire of doing well, haysufficient to relieve him from his embarrass- ing neither rewards nor punishments. Idlenessment till the age of twenty-one years, serving

t At Hofwyl, they remain in the establishment; he made inquiries, but in vain, to dis- is represented to them as the most dangerous their apprenticeship before they quit the sphere, cover the owner; and thought he saw in this enemy to man; and this is a maxim which where the good results of their education may combination of circumstances a inanifest sign they soon comprehend, because all the pro- f be the best consolidated,

FRESCO PAINTINGS.

care :

DRUMMOND.

The'subject of the Hulseun prize disserta- 1 protected from total destruction, and this One fatal blow dissolv'd the bond of years ; tion for the present year is- The Importance master-piece of human genius preserved. Yet sweet to think, tho' one was call'd to die, of Natural Religion.

No self-upbraiding caus’d the inourner's tears, PETRARCH'S MONUMENT.

Or mingled with the parting spirit's sigh. The monument erected to the memory of She died far from the land so lov'd, so fair, FINE ARTS.

sists of a column about thirty feet high. Her cold grave water'd by no mother's tears. Petrarch at the fountain of Vaucluse, con- Far from the guardian of her early years ;

Her death-paxgs ligluten'd by no mother's care, It was begun in 1804, under the direction We translate the following from a res

of 11. Bourdon de Vatry, then prefeet of That parent's life was fragile,-yet there came pectable Italian Journal.

the department, and was finished by M. A beatu of hope to light her aged eye; *Frequent attempts have been made to se-Delatre, his successor. It cost betireen Onc tie still bound to earth her shatter'd frame, parate Fresco Pairtings from the walls on three and four thousand francs. In any other That tie is broken- she will wcep and die. which they are executed, in order to rescue situation it might be viewed with pleasure, She pray'd for lengthen'd life-she did not know, them from the destructive effects of time for it is well executed, and in good taste. That lengthen'd life, would be but lengthen i and weather ; but all have been unsuccess. But, standing as it does, in the deepest exful.

tremity of a narrow valley, overhung by a That hoon'twas heav'n's dread pleasure to bestow, Antonio Contri, of Ferrara, was the first mountain seven hundred feet high, it is re- Long life was granted—but with life—despair ! who made a public attempt in the beginning garded by nearly all who have visited the ce- Would it were ours, to know for what we pray, of the 18th century at Mantua. He snelebrated fountain, as a inean and almost That we might check presumptuous hopes and

ridiculous monument ceeded in taking several heads of Giulio Ro

vain, inano from the wall, and transferring them

It is therefore intended to erect another Nor dream of pleasure in the distant day, to canvas; these were sent to the linperial monument in its stead ; yet it is thought which heaven has destin'd to be mark'd with

pain. Court of Vienna. But this work required advisable to fix the plan for the new one belong and difficult preparations, which were fore the old is destroyed.

Yet life must linger on thro' scenes like this, besides only calculated for even walls, and

It has been suggested that a pure inscrip- To find its glorious recompense above ; for taking off smaller paintings. To this it tion would be sufficient: if this plan be To feel misfortune brighten into bliss must be added, that the labours of Contri, adopted, the task of selecting one will de- The love that wept on earth-cternal love.

Dec. 25, 1819.

HELEN. as well as the later trials in France and volve on the Royal Academy of Belles lettres. other countries, were confined with inore or

(French Paper.) less success to transferring paintings, piece

[By Correspondents.] by piece, from walls or linen to new linens,

SONNET. and never to pannels. Such attempts have

ORIGINAL POETRY. lately been renewed in Naples, Modena, and

“ Thus rolls the restless world beneath the moon." other places; but the result has not yet A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF A RELATIVE proved fully satisfactory. Subsequently, the mode of sawing the paintings from the wall

Vain thoughts, vain hopes, and fond desires are was adopted; this method, however, which Death, thou art fearful ; she we lov'd is gone!

fied, was always attended with danger, was only And the pale mourner must return alone,

No mortals' tears could stay the fatal blow; Which carly flutter'd round my infant heart, applicable to pictures of a small size. Stef- Without the partner of his weal and woe.

And like feil dews their baneful influence shed

More poisonous still when least we feel their fano Barezzi, a native of Milan, has the honor of having been the first to render an For him the land, and friends from childhood essential service to the Arts, in transferring She left for ever-'twas a powerful spell

My youth a dream, a fleeting cloud—is gone, to pannels, by a most simple, expeditious, Er’n then might

hope have check'd the rising Or this--when night recedes from opening morn,

Like that which passeth o'er a summer's day; and safe process, Fresco Paintings of whatsoever size from the wall, whether level or And yet she wept—it was her last farerrell.

And with it bears the vapour false away. not, without doing the least damage to the

But what is now the waking dream I find ? original design.

The years flow'd on in peace, and she was blest Life's dull reality and sickly scene; His method consists in laying a piece of In wedded love, - her husband and her boy Alas! if we but knew for what we pined,

Shared ev'ry thought within her faithful breast, Scant our desires for such a world I weenprepared linen against the wall, which ex

Sooth'd ev'ry care, and heighten'd ev'ry joy. tracts the painting, in such a manner, that

A world; a joyless waste where wretches weep, the artist, with a sure and uniform motion, Still her soul panted for her native hume, And pain and sorrow their black vigils keep. can draw off the linen in a perfect state with and chid the time which could her wish defer :

J. H. the painting, so that the wall itself remains Counting the glad days which indeed might come, quite white. This linen is then stretched Might come to all she lor'd—but not to her.

LIGHT. upon a pannel, and again drawn from this, Shall I not grieve o'er thy untimely end ? so that the painting itself remains fixed upon Shall I not mourn thee, stranger, as thou art?

One after one appearing thro'

The blissful sky's ethereal blue, the pannel without sustaining the smallest A second parent to my earliest friend, Claims & warm place in this devoted heart.

The stars by their Creator given, injury.

Salute the earth and light the heaven. Mr. Barezzi has in this manner already And, gentle sister, tho' we'll hope thy gaze, transferred several paintings of Luino and Now fix'd on brighter scenes, thy first grief fled: High o'er the mountain tops afar,

The moon rolls in her silent car. Marco d'Oggione, which are exhibited to Shall I not even at these distant days,

And rivers underneath her light connoisseurs for their inspection. The Ro Weep o'er the grave o'er which thy tears were

shed ? man Government, in consideration of the

Glide brightly thro’ the hours of night. importance of this discovery, has come for- Thy loss is stern-yet bow to heav'n's high will ; Thousands, by Sleep's soft pow'r, have gleams ward to animate the efforts of this artist, | 'Twere wrong to murmur at its least decrec :

Of happiness in healthy dreams; by assigning him the Church della Pace, A cherish'd partner leftbe grateful still

And Fancy's dear illusions give (now shut up) where he can apply his She did not die when she was all to thee.

Scenes in which Love could ever live. method to some greater paintings of Marco Beloved, remember that the last death peal, How happy those whom Care forsakes, d'Oggione. By this discovery, it is to be hoped Smote on a heart more fearfully bereft;

Whom Sleep endears, whom Fancy takes; that we shall see the last supper of Leonardo Which felt more deeply than ev'n thine could For such Night sweetly dies away, da Vinci, the remains of which are in the

And gives the world another Day.
Islington.

MARIA, refectory of the monastery of della Grazie, Was left more lonely than e'en thine was Jeft.

AT TRICHINOPOLY.

smart.

tear;

feel,

F. W. ELLIS.

VERS SUR LA MORT D' ATTILA. enters into the composition of national cha-ed; while Mrs. Edwin, Mrs. Harlowe, and Dieu ! renverses pour moi le sort de ce vainqueur

racter, his knowledge was singularly accurate Mrs. Robinson, personated the ladies, MaQui vecut dans la gloire, et mourut dans l'amour.

and extensive. As a public servant, he was rianne, Louisa, and Lady Waitfort, in a CORBEAU,

always found more than equal to the duties commendable manner.
with which he was charged, and always

JACK AND THE BEAN STALK--the pan-
JMITATED.
Of Attila, so famed in story,

earned the meed of praise from those who tomime at this house, is the best they have Tho opposite, oh ! let me prove ;

were most capable of discerning merit. had for some years; no great compliment, Victorious, he lived with glory,

Though possessed of social virtues, and of by the way, and so we must mend it by And, all possessing, died in love.

a kind and benevolent disposition, Mr. Ellis adding, that it is a very passable production W.J. did not maintain a general intercourse with as matters of that kind are to be estimated.

his own countryinen; but by those who For the information of such as may not be

knew him, he was loved and esteemed, and acquainted with the fact, we shall mention, BIOGRAPHY.

by the mild and intelligent natives of India, that Jack the Giant Killer, is a nursery with whom he intimately associated, his story of considerable antiquity and celebrity

name will long continue to be held in the in this land of learning. An author of “maThe information of the death of Mr. Ellis

most grateful and respectful remembrance. chinery, tricks," &c. could hardly take a more at Madras is confirmed by the Gazettes rc- valuable life in the 41st year of bis age.

A fatal accident suddenly terminated his famous model; and it is but rendering justice

to the present work to say, that it proceeds ceived from that Presidency. The Editor of

Calcutta Journai, upon one of the most dignified, romantic,inthe Madras Courier, in speaking of this

teresting and perilous narratives of adventures event, says: It is with unfeigned concern

within the whole compass of early literature, that we announce the death of Francis Whyte

THE DRAMA,

Whether it may or may not be sufficient to Ellis, Esq. of the Honorable Company's

determine the question between the AristoteCivil Service, and Collector of Madras. It DRURY LANE.On Monday the annual lian and chivalrous drumas, so eruditely is unnecessary, and indeed it would be out dose for the edification of London shopmen carried on at this time by the greatest schoof place, for us to eulogise the merits of a and apprentices, George Barnwell, was dis- lars in Germany and France, it is impossible gentleman so generally kpown, and where carded from this theatre, and the Drainatist to anticipate ; but it does seem to us to comknown so greatly loved and valued, as the substituted in its stead. As we never con- bine so much of historical truth with the deceased. In our obituary we trust we shall ceived the effect of Mr. Barnwell's profili- wild and poetic of imagination, and so much have to record from some able pen the great gacy and hanging to be of a decidedly moral unity of action with the want of all regard loss sustained by the government and the tendency, we can part with this lesson with to the other unities, as to offer a powerful public. The general acquirements and learn-out regret : but, we think, that another tra- argument in support of the theories of ing of Mr. Ellis were very respectable ; but gedy, rather than a comedy, should take its Messrs. Schegel. With regard to the plot, it the object of his chief and unwearied pursuit place. Considering the composition of the is simply consistent with the ancient history; was oriental literature, in the knowledge of audience at this hotiday period, and not for- except that the renowned Jack mounts the which he was equalled by few. We believe we getting the pretty general addiction to noise bean stalk, which reaches to the skics, and may say, without fear of being accused either and oranges, and munching and drinking; on the top of which is the wicked Giant's of partiality or exaggeration, thatno

European wo are of opinion (we urge the point with castle, only once, instead of the mystic thrice, gentleman was ever so well acquainted with all the humility its dubiety and import and owes his preservation not to Mrs. Ogre, the science of Hindoo law, and with the theo- ance impose,) that a deep, deep tragedy is but to a waiting maid upon that illustrious logy, habits, customs, and general literature the thing; and for these reasons: Primo, personage, called Janetta, who is kept for a of the Hindoos. Many of our readers will because a large proportion of the visitors bonne bouche. The hero kills the Ogre and remember with pleasure the learned and in- would rather pay their noney to see prin becomes Harlequin, and Janetta, Columbine, teresting lectures delivered by him lately to cesses and heroes in distress, than persons under the auspices of a good Fairy of the the Literary Society of Madras; and we nearer their own acquaintance in the world, Harp : while the Ogress raises two evil spimention with regret, that at the very time bustling about in the midst of common and rits, Pantaloon and Clown, to pursue them when his melancholy death took place, he likely occurrences ; secundo, because obstre- for the murder of her bulky husband. Then was actively engaged'in researches to enable porous interruptions spoil a comedy entirely, follows the usual train of adventures. Of him further to elucidate the subjects which but very little, if at all, injure a tragedy; the changes and mechanism, the most amusthose lectures embraced. "He has been cut tertio, because tragedy contrasts much bet-ing are the growth of the bean; the animaoff in the prime of life, and in the midst of ter with, and is, therefore, better adapted tion of a sculptor's warehouse, whence issue his literary labours, many of which we know to get off the succeeding pantomime ; quarto, gigantic legs, arms, torsos, and various clasto be highly curious and interesting, and in-but, we need not go on ; three reasons are sical figures ; the wild-beasts at Exeter an unfinished state.

enough for any thing on earth, and at least Change let loose from their cages ; and the The Editor of the Madras Government two more than can usually be produced for transformation of a tea equipage into a brilGazette notices that this melancholy event the nearest affairs in private, or the most liant display of fire-works, in which the took place at Ramnnad, on the morning of vital measures in public life. To return to Clown and his senior partner are whirled the lòth of March. This writer adds : In theDramatist-it was acted with great spirit, round, to the infinite delight of the young Mr, Ellis was united, with great activity of that is to say in plain English, en farce. The and the old. The best scenes are the Gates of mind, an uncommon versatility of genius. burlesque of comedy' would have been highly the Ogre's Castle (Dixon); the interior of The pursuits with which he was unceasingly reprehensible ati any other season, and we the same (Marinari); and a Sea-view (Anaccupied, were various and often dissimilar ; trust that if performed after twelfth day, the drews.) There is rather a sameness in some but on whatsoever. his talents were employed, play will be subdued into that true comic tone, of the tricks, such as the return of an inwhether the subject was enjoined by duty or which Elliston, Dowton, and Russell know scription wherever any of the harlequinaulers prompted by inclination, he 'manifested the how to appreciate and how to assume. It vanish ; and the counter-changes depending same ardour and the same happy sufficiency. must be acknowledged, however, that the on puns, or jeux des mots, of a steamEven his failures exhibited a mind fraught piece itself is of the buffoon genus: Vapid, shaving apparatus into a lawyer (close with intelligence and information." Withi the is throughout a character inadmissible into shaver); a Daniel's life-preserver into Death, languages and literature of the Hindoos (par- the circle of society; Ennui has nothing but and again into roast beef and porter, the ticularly the nations of Southern India), die his yawns to recommend him; Floriville, little true life preservers, &c. There is also somewas eminently conversant, and of their insti, besides his drunkenness; and Lord Scratch, what too much of fine singing. The Ogre tutions, civil and religious-of the habits and nothing at all. To these parts Elliston, was represented in the grandest style by Mr. modes of thought-of all, in short, that Harley, Russell, and Dowton were appoint Hudson, a genuine giant we believe, for we,

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