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THE SHADE OF ANACREON.
For thy breath
lessons in drawing which are given gratis in But soon the inist which seemed to enveBears a charm against death; the Academy of Arts.
lope his mental faculties, was dispelled. And the pinions of day
The young artist now began to design with The Roman ladies began to notice and to enEnchain'd by thy sweetness, the other pupils, and attracted the notice of courage the characteristically handsome At thy bidding will stay,
his masters, though never remarkable for northern visionary. Towards the end of his And give up their fleetness,
diligence. But his fondness for modeling second year's stay in Rome, he began to moFor thee, love!
soon distinguished him more particularly; del, to cast and to destroy again. His celeOh! what bliss !
and in a short period he was rewarded by the brated and learned countryman, George ZoThus to hang on thy kiss,
Academy with several small premiums. ega, who perceived his great genius, paid And to mingle my sighs
Albert grew up without any systematic much attention to him; and though he was
education. In his seventeenth year he made his inost intimate friend, he was at the same
his first attempt to gain one of the smaller time his most rigorous judge. The young As they gaze upon mine, So fondly!
prize medals, given for the modeling of a northern Phidias found in him an impartial Jan. 26, 1820.
I.L.S. bas relief. The practice is to lock the pupils critic, who never gave way when he had rea
up in a particular room, where they are left son to blame. Sometimes he would say to entirely to their own genius. Thorvaldsen him, “ the ancients would not have done
went to obtain this his first triumph with the this ;” and once he said, “No woman of Thou spirit of the Teian Bard,
terrors of a criminal sentenced to death; and character in ancient tiines, much less a Leave for awhile thy drear domain ;
even now, at the zenith of his fame, he can- goddess, ever dressed in this manner,” Such gentle strains as erst were heard
not reflect without a kind of comie terror on seeing a Pallas by our artist, where a fold On Graia's shores, oh! sound again.
what he thien felt, and how he was obliged in the drapery appeared less decorous : and O haste, and bring thine airy lyre,
to screw his courage to the sticking-place by the artist struggling to reach the ideal, he Which oft hath sung bright beauty's smile;
a good draught from the northern hippo- knocked off the heads of his statues, and deHaste, and with sweetest notes aspire
crene, which for the poor lad consisted only stroyed works which would even theu have To sing the fair of Albion's isle.
of brandy. In the course of four hours he conferred celebrity,
happily completed his work. The subject Still the eyes of the connoisseurs had not Britannia's dearest treasure sing ;
proposed was :--Heliodorus, or the Robbery yet been attracted to him; and even when Come then, obey the sweet command; Why thus bewildered sounds thy string ?
of the Teinple. He succeeded so compleatly he had finished that master-piece of art the Why faulters thus thy feeble hand?
in this task, that he astonished his judges, Leader of the Argonauts, Jason, it happen
and obtained, not only the prize for which he ed that Thorvaldsen being in the company Thus calling on Anacreon's shade,
had laboured, but also the great gold medal, of about thirty or forty artists, with whom Invoking thus his lyric art;
to which is attached an allowance for tra- he usually dined, was asked " whether he Methought this sweet excuse it made
velling to Italy to study for a certain number knew the young Danish artist who had made With joy I grav'd it on my heart.
of years. The enjoyment of the latter was this noble statue?” In this manner did our * The beauties of Achaia's shore,
withheld from him for a time, as the pro- artist labour in modest retirement; so that " I deem'd were Venus' choicest care;
fessors did not deem it advisable to send so it was not even known who was the author of “ But never was I call'd before
inexperienced a youth into the world, aban- this work. “ To sing of virgins half so fair. doned to his own discretion. He therefore
Mr. Hope of Amsterdam, so well known “ This, this alone, enchains my hand, received for the present the prizes, and his as a liberal patron of the arts, was at that “ This renders faint my harp's full string;
masters beheld with delight how he improved time in Rome. He visited Thorvaldsen, “ The lovely fair of Albion's land
more and more every day. The celebrated saw his Jason (which was then only cast in “ I must not-dare not-cannot sing."
Danish historical painter, Abillgaard, con- plaster) and bespoke it in marble. ImmeJan. 31, 1320.
ceived a marked affection for him; and diately after this work Thorvaldsen modeled among the nobility, his excellency the Privy a great bass relief, the subject of which was
Counsellor Christian Reverentlow especially chosen from the First Book of the Iliad, SCOTCH SONG.
noticed him, and encouraged his rising where Agamemnon causes the heralds TalYou ken fu' weel, I am your ain, talent.
thybias and Eurybates to lead Briseis out of That I loe ye mair than ony,
After Thorvaldsen had completed several the tent of Achilles. This work likewise An' yet he speer at me again,
successful works of art in his native country, attracted the attention of the most competent If I loe ye still my Johnny.
be at last departed about the twenty-fourth judges. With rapid steps he now advanced Yude faith, lad, ye should doubt yoursel
year of his age (1797), for Italy, in a royal towards perfection in his art, while his reGin ye doubted ony,:.
frigute, which was bound for Naples. On putation daily extended. But speer again, for I loe to tell the voyage he was in great danger, but at But his spirited progress was checked in How much I loe my Johnny.
last happily reached Naples. The young the years 1804 and 5, when he was attacked Evan.
artist, however, quite unacquainted with the by a very serious and tedious illness. The phyworld, and ignorant of every other but his sicians despaired of his recovery; his friends
native tongue, felt himself quite forlorn in feared that he would be snatched from them, BIOGRAPHY.
this paradise of nature and of art. The and without doubt he would have been lost
longing after home, which seizes almost every to the arts, had not the noblest friendship MEMOIR OF THORVALDSEN, THE SCULPTOR young Danish traveller, l'endered him in- rescued him. Thorvaldsen hurried to Tus
sensible to every charm which this country cany and found in the house of the Danish Albert Thorvaldsen was born at Copen- presented ; and he was so near to despair, Ambassador, Chamberlain Von Schubart, hagen in 1771, or 1772. His parents were that had not shame restrained him, he would that care and rest of which he stood so much in very narrow circumstances. His father, a have returned with the same frigate to his in need. native of Iceland, was a stone-mason; and beloved country, without having seen In the year 1808 he produced two works, supported himself and his family very scan- Rome, the Apollo Belvidere, the Laocoon, which cstablished his fame on a permatily by this occupation. Albert, from his and the Tragic Muse. He was therefore nent basis. His Colossal Mars and his earliest childhood, delighted in assisting his obliged to depart for Rome. Here he wan-Adonis will form an epoch in the history of father at work ; and, with much ingenuity, dered for a year and a half
, as if in a dream, modern art. The connoisseurs, on seeing his imitated the ornaments which he made of among the statues of gods and heroes ; and Adonis, were transported with delight, and wood. The father, who soon saw that his in the contemplation of so many masterpieces said : questo da vero è un uomo divino." son would become something more than a of art, was unable to produce any thing of Among these was also the celebrated Antomere stoue-mason, made him attend the importance.
nio Canova, who declared this work to be
the most beautiful" aml successful of Thor- of art is severe, as becomes an artist who on his return home; a physician was sent valdsen's : “ Finalmente questa statua (sail has the highest perfection in view.
for, who administered some potions, which he) e lavorata in uno stile nobile e pure gra Thorvaldsen hopes to return to Rome in however produced no effect. In a short cioco, e pieno di sentimento.”
the spring ; engravings of his principal works time all signs of life ceased, the unfortunate In the winter of 1801, Thorvaldsen again are publishing at Frankfort. We have seen man was supposed to be deal, and his funereceived orders from home, for he had some of the plates represepting his Entry of ral took place on the following afternoon. before sent many of his works to Copen- Alexander into Babylon, anil some sepul. The funeral service was ended in the church, hagen. His Majesty the King of Denmark chral inonuments, wiich give a hig'ı idea of and the body was about to be conveyed wished to have the entrance of the newly- the originals, and do great credit to the en- to the burial ground, when a noise was built palace of Christiansburg ornamented gravers.
heard within the collin, accompanied by with four bas reliefs of his work, and these
groans. The terrified mourners immedihe completed to universal satisfaction.
ately stopped; the cofin lid was opened, Among the numerous works of this great
and with horror they beheld the supposed artist, whom many esteem equal to Canova, The Theatres have been closed since our corpse rise up. Medical aid was iminedimay be mentioned his Three Graces, which last.
ately procured, but it was too late: the coli exceed in delicacy every thing of the kind
and privation of air which thic unfortunate before seen or conceived. His Allegory ou
man had endured while shut up in the coffin, Day and Night, and his Mercury, are the de
together with the horrible sensatious lie exlight of the lovers of art. The Duke Au Absence of Mind. The Memoirs of perienced on his recovery,--all combined to gustenburgh has bought his Graces and Count Tessin, lately published at Stockholm. I deprive himn finally of the life to which he Mercury." His Entrance of Alexander the contain among many curious anecdotes, the had thus been restored. He survived only a Great into Babylon, which was ordered by following : -"Of all the absent people lever few hours. Napoleon, to be executed in bas relief, for knew in Sweden, the most remarkable was The house of a poor shoe-maker of Venice a public edifice in Milan, has beco purchased the late Chancellor, Baron Nokin. Tvo haring lately been burnt down, Lord Byron, on the recommendation of the Hereditary instances deserve to be relatel: Once when who is at present residing in that city, han Prince Christian, 'as it is said, for Four he had to read to his Royal Highness Prince the house rebuilt at his own expence, and Thousand Guineaz, buy the King of Denmark, Adolphus Frederick (now King) a report of presented the shoe-maker with a siin of for the palace of Christiansbury.
the privy council, he very gravely took out inoney equivalent to the loss of his tools and Foreign nations, the Poles, the Swiss, of his pocket the lease of his house, which furniture, &c. have chosen Thorvaldsen to decide on the he read nearly to the end, till the remarks For some weeks past, the cold has been erection of their national monuments. A of the Prince at last made him sensible of excessive in the mountains of Auvergue. At medal has been struck at Rome, in his ho- his mistake. Another time he came into his Clermont the thermometer fell to seventeen nour, on which his head is extremely like. Royal Highness's antichamber, where I was degrees below zero. Fifteen men are employed in his Atelier, with several others, and asked for Comt On the road to Mont d'or, a troop of hunbut he is engaged to execute works which | Tessin. I answered him myself; but he gry wolves attacked three carriage drivers, will fully employ all his life. He is afllicted went out in a very great hurry, aud came one of whom was turn to pieces :--the other with a pain in the chest, and his life is now back and said, the officer in waiting aftırms to escaped. The wolves devoured the .chiefly dedicated to his king and his country, that he is in the room. I answered, your horses belonging to the carriages. to adorn the palace of the Danish kings with lordship will believe me, I hope, for I havə works of art. Among these are the Cande- myself seen the count go ont of the room. labras, which stood in the Temple of Jupiter Nolkin went out a second time, and caine METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. at Athens, and which he has executed after back again with a new assurance of the olli.
JANUARY, 1820, the description of Pansanias.
cer in waiting; on which a general laugh Ile left Rome a few months ago, to pay a ensued and waked him out of his dream.
Thursday, 27 — Thermometer from 43 to 32.
Barometer from 29,72 to 29, 60. visit to his own country, after an absence of A new steam-boat has been launcheil at
Wind S.W.3.-Clouds generally passing ; at so many years. On his journey through Potsdam, larger than any yet built in Europe. times clear; rain in the evening, Switzerland and Germany he was every where It is 200 feet long and 44 feet wide. It is
Rain fallen ,l of an inch. received with the greatest estcem. Apart-impelled by two engines of twenty horse Friday, 28 — Thermometer from 35 to 4, ments were prepared for him in the Academy power each': it was named " The Blicher,”
Barometer from 29,72 to 30, 10. of Arts at Copenhagen. Ile has brought with grand ceremony.
Wind X.3 and 1.--Generally cloudy. with him from the Duchess of Devonshire, The Police at Leipsick has prohibited the
Hain fallen ,05 of an inch. as a present to her son Mr. Foster, the circulation of a work entitled the Anti-Stourd Saturday, 29—Thermometer from 34 to 44. English Ambassador in Copenhagen, one of za German; and in Russia, a work called
Durometer, from 30,32:030,35. the finest specimens of Typography, which Biblical proof that Jesus Christ lived on
Wind S. W. 4, and NW.A-ilorning and the Duchess has publishe I in Italy at her ex- earth tưentij-seren years after his resun'
noon generally clear, and very t'ne; the rest of
the day cloudy passing. pense. It is a splendid edition of the Jour- rection, has been seized.
Sunday, 30 – Thermometer from 36 to 47. ney of Horace, in which riews of all the Lght and Shade.- citizen whose very
Barometer stationary at 30, 23. places through which Horace travelled, are industrious habits had advanced him to a Wind S. W. 2 and 1.-Generally cloudy. engraved by the best artists of Italy. country-house, walking one hot day in his Monday, 31 -- Thermometer from 37 to 49. Thorvaldsen is not married. His head re- garden, caught the gardener asleep under a
Barometer from 30,21 to 30, 17. sembles that of a statue ; but his features tree. He scolded him soundly for his lazi Wind S. 3 and 1.- Generally fair; clouds beain with intelligence, and his frank and ness, and ended by telling him, that such a passing at times. open manners gain the affection of all who sluggard was not worthy to enjoy the liglat know him. He possesses a real genius for of the sun : * It was for that reason, ex- Tuesday, 1-Thermometer from 31 to 45. music, and plays the guitar with peculiar actly," said the gardener, " that I crept into
Barometer from 30, 19 to 30,06. expression and skill.
Wind S. b. E. & and 2.-Clear; a white frost His society is ex- the shade.”
in the morning. tremely agreeable, for his feelings and sense A melancholy instance of the danger of Wednesday, 2—Thermometer from 24 to 32. of propriety are so very retined, that we precipitate interment lately took place in the
Barometer from 30,02 0 30.06. might fancy he had coustantly frequented city of Pau. A man who had been deaf and Wind S. b. E. 5.- Morning clear and rimy: the most polished circles, instead of having dumb from his birth, and who followed the the rest of the day generally cloudy. been confined for almost three and twenty trade of a farrier, went out to sup with a Venus is a beautiful object in the S.W. every years to his Atelier' at Rome; his wit is party of friends. Ilavint drunk a great evening. striking and keen; his judgment upon works. quantity of brandy, he became alarmingly il! Edmouton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS.
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stand it?" enquired another of these grare And, perhaps, they'd carry the head gentlemen.
of the corpse first,” continued tlie fourth. “ Stand, it! Why, to be sure they will. This sally was too exquisite to be endured The Mystery, or Forty Years Ago. A black job like this, that takes us away with composure, and a hearty laugh, at the This novel; in three volumes, of from our wives and families; wouldn't be extremely ludicrous effect which the appearwhich we took some notice in No. 158, well on these journies ; and if we don't convulsed the quartetto, each declaring that
worth having else. We must always live ance of a coffin so carried must produce, issues from the press on Monday ; and, take care of ourselves, who the devil will he should not wonder if such a blunder were favoured with an early Presentation copy, take care of us, hey? Can you get over actually to be committed. we lose no time in setting a new, and that?" No; only ducks is dear."
The undertaker was a brisk, short man, clever essayist in this species of com
“What signifies! We don't come here about forty-six years of age. His nose, position (a first attempt, we under-to starve. Who do you think will make any and that part of his countenance in its im
bones about it: stand) before the public. He has
Old Snatchall die rich mediate vicinity, bore evidence to the good
producer a work which will not fail, we
enough to admit of his being buried decent- ness of the wine-in colour at least, which,
ly, and his relations get too much inoney, in for some years he had been in the habit of think, to excite a considerable sensation, consequence of his kicking the bucket, to drinking at the funerals he had performed. even at a period when-novel writing is think inuch of this last expence.”
[He addresses Harley.] on the pinnacle of its fame. Compas “ Why, it's no more than's perfectly pro Servant, Sir,-hope no offence. My sing an agreeable admixture of genteel per, that's certain,” said a tbird, “ that uten name's Shorelem : been in the undertaking and low life ; now delineating such like us, who have borne so much, should line some years. Ilappy to see you in Fleetevents as the riots in 1780 with histo- live well.” “O certainly!” said the second, Market, or at my country house in Goswellrical force and fidelity; now traversing
“ and if you think they'll stand it" Street Road-Yes, Sir, as my friend Buns African deserts, with all the particular had opened the debate,
Stand it !” interrupted the person who was saying, I gave his house the preference
“what do you keep over one that would hare done better ; but, knowledge and interest of a genuine bothering about standing for? What's this people in business ought to give one another traveller ; and now painting fictitious to stand! You should have been with me a turn: He gave me one when his wife scenes, with a shrewd observance of and Sam Solder, when we went down to died. A very pretty funeral that, hey! Mr. character and the lively touches of rea- bury Alderman Longtwist at Exeter. Then Bung.” “ No fault to tind, Mr. Shorelem.” lity, the author proves himself fully we'd game and venison every day. When So, Sir, as I was going to say, as my men
you might have talked about standing. Why, “ No; that's my way of doing business. competent to the task of affording a full
we wanted a hare, we used to tell the land have almost filled your apartment, have the share of entertainment to his readers, lord he inust find us a lion. He was down goodness to step up stairs. We remain here and raising the alternate feelings of cu- to it, and took care to get the right thing." to-night, and shall be very glad of your riosity and mirth, anxiety and sorrow. Aye,” said one who had not before company.” “I thank you, Sir ; but I can At present we can do no more than spoken, “ but that, you know, was a rery retire to my chamber.” copy one of the humorous descriptions busy time. We were then, all hands at Pray don't do that. You will be very —it is a Smollett-like picture of the work, hard and fast, boring 'ein up, night welcome up stairs. We are all friends totavern ceremonies of a party of mourners Then we could do just as we pleased ; but you."
and day, and could not rid 'em fast enough. gether, and a very pleasant party, I assure from a funeral. ...Ilarley
we mustn't come it so strong now, while “ The presence of a stranger, on so meReturning to his inn one afternoon, after business is so dead.”
lancholy an occasion, must be improper." a short ramble, noticed a hearse at the door, “O! don't tell me. The season's coming 0, not at all. I'll inroduce you as a but did not suffer it to occupy much of his on. We are getting fast towards November, friend of mine—that is, as my friend's attention before he passed into his sitting- and then the fogs, and winds, and rain, you friend ; and as we are all friendly together, room. Here he experienced no small sur- knows, will make business brisk again.' It I'm sure you will be rery welcome.” But, prise at finding it occupied by four persons won't do fur 'em to kick up no breezes, be- the distress of the relations of the deceased, attired in black, who evidently had some con cause we enjoys ourselves a bit. Suppose would make it unpleasant to me.” nection with the vehicle that he had just seen. we were to leave, just as the work comes “Why, Sir, niy neighbour Mr. Snatchall These persons were employed in putting by in, where the deuce would they get men to has left a good deal of money behind him, the feathers, which had lately waved in pom- till our places. They might get men to be and so it is not like a case where there is pous solemnity over the hearse ; and besides sure, who know nothing about the business ; nothing to console the survivors. To be that they were busy, and deeply engaged in and a pretty higgledy piggledy concern they'd sure, Mrs. Snatchall is very much affected ; conversation on their own concerns; they make of a decent black jot like this. ' 1 but, between ourselves, I don't know that all seemed to feel themselves personages of should like to see a set of these new ones she has so much reason, as she used to too much importance, to bestow one word lifting a coflin, like Snatchall's, out of the quarrel with him every hour in the day, till en so humble an individual, as the person hearse.”
within a week of the finish, and sometimes whose apartment they had invaded.
“ How even and steady they'di lug it into he treated her with a good thrashing, thouglr You knows we sleeps here,” said one, the church !” said another, with an air of he generally got as good as he sent.'
“ so I've taken care of supper before the lordly contempt for the supposed awkward- Mr. Snatchall carried off suddenly ?” mourners cornes. I've ordered two pair of ness of the sable recruits that might be en “He was, rather. He was always a ducks to be roasted. You knows if I had listed in the regiinent of Death, if the present litigious, close-fisted old ras--- gentleinan. not done this when they come, ten to one if company were to retire from the service To be sure, I have no right to speak against we should get a bit of hollow for love or “They would hardly stand still enough him, for he always paid for what he had, money." "Well
, but do you think thry'll to let Shovelem throw the pall over it,” and I buried his tivo sons, the last of whom VOL, IV
added a third.