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Review.-A Trimester in France, &c."

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single proposition of Euclid applied barism, which we have imperfectly
to chemistry, anatomy and physio- endeavoured to supply.
logy.-We know First-class Meo and

20. A Trimester in France and SwitzerSenior Wranglers, who have been or

land; or, a Three Months Journey in dained with no more knowledge of di- 1820, from Calais to Basle, through vinity, than the catechism afforded ;

Lyons; and from Basle to Paris, through aod for a Clergyman po reading is so Strasburg and Reims. By an Oxonian. essential as general kuowledge and 8vo. pp. 88. W. Clarke. divinity, accompanied with composi- This is a sinall, but a delicious tion in English, and able construing morsel, an Iliad in a putshell, every in the learned languages. Any thing way worthy of the learned Scholar to beyond must to a parish priest be whom it is generally attributed. The mere elegant amusement; but that descriptions are pithy, scientific, and sapromptitude and power, which orally tisfactory; and we need not go farther aod otherwise can alone be useful, is than the first article for a specimen : the pure result of reading and com. Calais has more the look of a grand position. By studying nothing else, hostlery, or inn, between France and Engupgraduated men, and even garre- land, than of a barrier of the two kingteers, have usurped more than two doms. The town has been described not thirds of the daily and periodical so often as it has been visited by its oppopress, and figure away extempora. site neighbours, but again and again, and neously in Dissenting pulpits. Can quite sufficiently to make it unnecessary such books, as those of Hooker and for me or any other traveller to notice its Pearson, &c. &c. &c. be excluded for

ville basse, or ville haute, than to say they are both on a level.

Its last gate on lexicon-makers, and others of no more professional use, than Phillidore entering from Paris is well known as hav.

ing been built in Richelieu's time, to be ou Chess, or Hoyle on Whist; nay not the best piece of architecture in the town; so much, for these elaborate trifles

the balloon also of Blanchard, kept in the may teach the student how to save belfry, or tower of the Hotel de Ville, and

the pillar that marks the spot where he But our limits require us soon to descended, every body is acquaiuted with terminate. - We have not set down that stays long enough at Quillac's, Di. aught in malice. Ao octavo volume, cro's, or Meurice's to inquire. But perhaps such as Mr. Shuttleworth's, cannot

this has not been always the case with the have the extensive circulation, wbich

venerable remains of the Cour de Guise,

at the end of the Rue de la Prison, open-, its utility aod its merits deserve. The extract which we have given at

ing into the grande place. This gateway, the head of this article is a sum

or porte cochere, is all that is left of the

house where Heury Vill. received Frau. mary of its contents. The rest con.

cis I. Francis had come from Ardres sists of proofs, illustrations, and re- early in the morning, unattended, to' Caflections. Who are the Clergy, but lais, soi disant an ambassador from the men professedly educated to be moral King of France to the King of England, characters and public benefactors and demanding immediate admission to and counsellors of the poor and his Majesty, was told that the King was all this often upited with most bril- not up, and of course inust not be disliant talents and profound learning. turbed. The ambassador growing very At the head of every humane institů. importunate, Henry was informed of the tion stands the muoificent prelate of circumstance, and ordered him into his Durham; and where is the writing, Henry saw Francis enter the apartment,

presence, though in bed. The moment which exceeds that of the Aposto. he instantly recognized him from his piclical champions, Bishops Horsley, ture which he had seen, and hastily spatchTomline, and Burgess ?

ing his robe de chambre, and throwing his We recommend this book most chain round his neck, he jumped out of warmly to the perusal of Divines, bed, and running up to the King of France and all friends of rational piety. As embraced him tenderly, crying, O my it consists in the main of useful-de. brother, the confidence you have reposed tails, we have given only the gene take this chain as a mark of my friend

in me delights me beyond expression; ral bearing; and we have added the preliminary matter, because

ship.' They then breakfasted together, thiok that Mr. Shuttleworth in pp.

and Francis mounted his horse, and re

turned alone as he came. In his way 216, 217. has played bis cards into

back he met his courtiers, who one and an adversary's hands, for want of all were lamenting that his Majesty should that philosophical solution of Bar. have exposed himself to the gripe of his

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1821.] REVIEW-A Trimester in France.

145 bitterest enemy: the King then shewed in the little town in the Modenese that the chain Henry had thrown over his gave Antonio de Corregio birth, in 1594 ! shoulders, and assured them that his bit. Of Rousseau's house I must say a word : terest enemy was his best friend. Calais over the door are these words in gold let. was taken by Edward III. in 1347, and ters on a dark ground :retaken by the Duke de Guise, under

Ici EST NE' Henry II. in 1588:

Jean Jacques Rousseau, “ In turning to the left, about a mile

Le XXVIII Juin, MDCCXII. from Calais, in the road to Bologne, you

Debit de Chocolat arrive, at the distauce of three leagues and

Au Zieme étage. a half, or thereabout, at a village, once a Immediately under it, on the left hand, town near the sea, at the camp of Cesar, ia white on a dark ground, over the winclose to a small bay, and directly oppo.

dow, is site to the coast of England. The camp,

Coulin from the height of its situation and the

Faiseur steepness of its slopes, has escaped the

D'OUTILS, plough, and all its parts are perfect above N. B. The drawing is a copy of a print and below. The Prætorian camp, and

in Lithography, of the year 1820." the order of tents placed by armies when they keep the field, may be easily made

At Bale, our Traveller seems to out, with the grand entrance, and the gates bave been much delighted though on every side."

«« The principal things formerly seen Paris, Lyoos, Autun, Chalons sur there are now no longer visible: the wall, Saône, Geneva, Lausanne, Moudon, on which was painted by au artist, long Soleure, Bale, Strasbourg, Nancy, before Hans Holbein, the Dance of Death, Chalous sur Marne, Reims, and Paris has, by Revolutionary violence, fallen down, again, are treated with a masterly and the house on which H. H. drew his hand; more particularly Paris, Lyons, who deferred their visit, and thought they

Dance is no more: upluckily for those and Bâle, which are drawn more at

would wait till they came. But still the , length.

library remains, and beaux restes of pen Under Lyons, the capital of Celtic and ink drawings of H. H. endeared to us Gaul, is given a description, with an by having breathed his last, not indeed etchiog, of a beautiful mosaic, dug like Leonardo da Vinci, in the arms of up in the garden of M. Macors, near Francis ; but, as it were, at the feet of the abbey of Ainai, in February 1806. Henry. In the library at Bâle, the most It was only three feet under the sur

considerable of all Swisserland, you see face of a fine mould, with no marks enough to assure you of the talents of H. of ruins in its neighbourhood, but Holbein, and to console you for what no merely covered with cement and tiles Jonger exists."

• The Cathedral is built of red sand to preserve it. At Geneva our intelligent Travel- stone, from a quarry in the Black Forest.

Here are the tombs of Anne, wife of the ler tells us, that

Emperor Rodolphe, of Hapsbourg, and of "The best view of it is from the hill about Erasmus, in black marble. A staircase a mile from the town, near the confluence leads from the church to the hall, where of the Rhone and Arve: the most extraordi- the couosel sat from 1431 to 1444, to lay pary view of Mont Blanc is before sun-set, the foundations of the Reformation. Here when the verge of the mountain is seen in is also the room where Erasmus lectured. the waters of the lake, before the sun drops 'In the church is a tombstone for the great. behind Mount Jura." “ Having already,” grandfather of Cardioal Fesch; a relation he adds, “ spoken of this curious and of the latter was cook to George III. and learned city, in a journey to the Simplon lived in Bury-street, St. James's. The in 1818, I shall only say that I here add spire, of beautiful Gothic work, is visible to that account a drawing of the house of within the choir, through a pane of glass." J. J. Rousseau, and the notice of a small “ The foest works of Hans Holbein picture of one figure representing our Sa- are in the Bibliotheque. The passion of viour on his knees, tale quale Gesù nell' our Lord, in eight pictures in a cabinet, Orto in the larger pieces, in possession of as fresh and brilliant in colour, as if it the Duke of Wellington and Mr. Anger- had been paioted in the nineteenth, though stein. This single figure belongs to Mr. it was begun and finished in the sixteenth Hentch, and is said to be an original, century. A dead Christ, painted on the from the hand of Antonio de Allegris : saint suire, or drap mortuaire, of great but where could he get it? cry the asto. price and extraordinary truth. The por. nished Conoscenti : whg,. what cannot a trait of a woman of Alsace, playing with banker get at Parma, or elsewhere, even her child, of great beauty: a lady. --This GENT. MAG. February, 1821.

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Review.-Bradley's Sermons.

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picture was refused on account of the six The Sermons are twenty-one io
Frederics d'or charged for it, and repaint. number:
ed as Lais : under it is a purse with thir-

“ Sermon 1. God the eternal Dwelliog teen Frederics d'or rolling out of it, the

Place of bis Servants ; 2. The Forbearprice accepted by the lady who ordered,

aoce of David towards Sbimei; 3. The and refused the first at six.

Grounds of David's Forbearance; 4. The “ The Dance of Deatb, paiated on a

Rewards of the Conquering Christian; 5. wall long before H. Holbein, where is now

The Israelities returning from Babylon; a public walk, exists only in broken frag

6. The redeemed Sinner joining himself ments, in the houses of Counsellor Vischer, Le Justicier, Rourcard, Dufaubourgneuf, Zion; 8. The Heavenly Zion; 9. The Pa

in a covenant with God; 7. The Way to the Professor Pesch, Place de St. Pierre, Mr. Irelin, Mr. Louis Bridel, and in the Judas; 11. The Repentance of Peter; 12.

tience of God; 10. The Repentance of public library. See the Etrenues Helve. The Confession of Pharaoh; 13. The Scapetiennes of 1806. The house too is laid

Goat a Type of Christ; 14. The Burial of low, on which H. H. painted bis Dance of Christ; 15. The Exhortation and ProDeath, so that Bâle now contains neither

mises of God to the Afflicted ; 16. The the one nor the other complete. Bâle

Advantages of a frequent Retrospect of was in its greatest glory in the sixteenth

Life ; 17. The l'ear of Peter when walkand seventeenth centuries, when it pos, ing on the Sea ; 18. The Christian waitsessed Erasmus, Frobeo, Ammerback, and

ing for his Deliverer; 19. The Prayer of Oecolampadius, or Hausschein, in its Uni.

David for Self-Knowledge ; 20. The Wed.
versity."
“ The most extraordinary pictures i ding Garmeat; 21. The Christian reign-

ing in Life.
saw at Bâle, after the family of Sir Tho-
mas More, Erasmus, Luther, and the pen

The following quotation is from and ink drawings for the Praise of Polly, the Sermon on the Burial of Christ:” in the public library, were at the house of “ Another effect, which is generally proan individual, Mr. Marquard Wother, at duced by the death of a friend, is a feeling Bale. Among others, a crucifix, by H. of joy that his sufferings are past and his Holbein, valued at four hundred Frederics happiness begun. We mourn over his d'or, or guineas."

grave, but we remember that there the “The public library of Strasbourg is in weary are at rest, and we are comforted. the Choir of a Church, Le Templeneuf, We lift up our eyes to the world whither formerly a convent of Dominicans, and he is gone, and as we listen to the voice consists of the spoils of three libraries of from heaven, nich says, "Blessed are convents, and other establishments of the the dead which die in the Lord,' we soinedepartment. It is rich in old copies, and times lose our sorrow in the contemplation bas a portrait of Jean Gutemberg, who of his blessedness. And shall we not releft Strasbourg is 1444, to join Meiden- joice at the grave of the departed Jesus? bach, and was one of the two brothers, Bitter indeed were his sufferings ; never Ambos Johannes, Geinsfieich, and Gutem- was any sorrow like unto his sorrow; but berg, in the house Zum-jungen at Mayence. the days of his mourning are ended. He Gensfieich senior first invented metal will hunger no more, peither thirst any types, and taught Gutemberg bis art.”

His weariness and painfulness, his But we must desist, or we should watchings and fastings, are all past, and

all his shame and anguish are ceased for copy the whole of this interesting

The wicked will trouble him no litile work, of which we understand

more; no more will his friends desert only 50 copies are printed.

him, nor his father forsake him. The

sorrows of death will never again compass 21. Sermons, preached in the Parish Church him, nor the pains of hell get, hold upon of High Wycombe, Bucks. By the Rev. him.

• Being raised from the dead, he Charles Bradley. Vol. II. Longman dieth no more ; death bath no more domi. and Co.

nion over him ; for in that he died, he THE former Volume of these Ser. died unto sin once; but in that be livetb, mons was published in 1818. Since he liveth unto God.' The battle is fought; that period it has passed through the victory is won; and the Conqueror three Editions, and the fourth is now

has entered into his rest, and encircled on sale. It is unnecessary, therefore,

himself with his glory. And what heart

can conceive aright of the sweetness of for us to enter into any discussion on its merits or its faults. The public The prospect of it supported

his rest, or the brightness of bję zelory?

cheered bas already settled the matter. We him during all his sufferings upon earth, shall now proceed to lay before our and when he left it, he told his disciples to Readers the Contents of the present think of it and rejoice. • Ye have heard,' volume.

said he, 'how I said unto you I go away.

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1821.] Review.-Confederation of the Rhine. 147 If ye loved me, ye

ye would rejoice because tion, for by their aid he was enabled I said I go unto the Father.' And has to erect that unwieldy fabrick which, this much longed for, this dearly purchased falling by its own weight, precipitatjoy, disappointed him ? No. He sees of ed him from his ambitious height, the travail of his soul and is satisfied. He and thus prevented him from becomrejoices in the fruits of his labours, and ing the sole master of the Universe. almost forgets the agonies of his cross in the glories of his crown; the terrors of the

However, if in treating of the concondict and the blood which stained it, in duct of the German Princes our re

marks have been severe, yet in justice the splendors of his triumph."

to that nation, we ought to admire From the above extract, and from

and extol the patience with which, the preceding list of subjects, our for a series of years, they bore up Readers may form some idea of the

against the injuries inflicted upon style and sentiments of this excellent them by a merciless aod sanguinary Parish Priest. We quit his ioterest. foe; and we cannot but rejoice in coning Volume with regret, our limits templating the generous ardour and forbidding farther extracts.

energies of that people, who were, at

length, preserved for a better fortune, 22. History of the Causes and Effects of by looking Adversity in the faces and

the Confederation of the Rhine. By the by resolutely encountering dangers, Marquis Lucchesine, from the Italian. were enabled, in the end, to arrive at By John D. Droyer. 8vo. pp. 395. a glorious and memorable revenge! Warren.

The Author's information appears THIS is one of the most able and in general to be derived from authenenlightened political Works that has tic sources, and having himself taken appeared sioce the late War, and is an active part in some of the transacwell deserving the perusal of all who tions which he relates, he was the take any interest in the welfare of better enabled to form a correct estiEurope.

mate of their merit. Here we see pourtrayed in lively The Translator has executed bis colours, by the hands of a master, the task with fidelity and accuracy. A means by which the Tyrant of France second volume is promised in the prewas enabled to enslave the nations of face, wbich will complete the Work. the Continent who were unfortunately within the vortex of his ambi- 23. Thoughts and Feelings. By Arthur tion and lust of power. The extra- Brooke. Foolscap 8co, pp. 120. Lond. ordinary events related in this work, Longman, &c. though happily terminated, will never IT would not occur to every reader be effaced from the page of History; of Poetry, that the compositions of they will descend to posterity with many writers of the tuneful tribe reproach and shame to the age which imply much natural happiness of soul. they signalized. The future Histo-, They cultivate septiment of every rian will scarcely credit the testimony kind; and if, as is often the caso, of those persons who undertook the they are men of sanguine temperatask of relating such calamitousscenes, ment, they feast upon their ideas, which, for the space of twenty years, and even convert the pharmacopeia deluged the fairest portion of modern of adversity into confectionery. It Europe in desolation, carnage, and seems, indeed, a beneficial intention ruin.

of Providence, in order to encourage That ignominious union of Prioces, civilizatioo, that there should be haptermed the “ Coofederation of the piness attendant upon abstraction ; Rhine,” so disgraceful to the charac- and, upon this account, we are inclinter of the German nation, was one of ed to regard the inclioation of many the principal means by which Napo- youths for Poetry, as a babit, upon leop was enabled for such a length of the whole, of very civilizing operatime to enslave every country in Eu- tion. It is tr that they wbine rope, except that, which io bis inglo- much ; but then it is only the sorrow rious fall, was the only one he could of an Epicure, because he is not trust to for safety. Yet, perhaps, it always buogry, and always eating. vas fortunate for mankind that he Corydon again incets Phillis, and sad found in tbe German Princes, there is once more a fine day after ücb ready iostruments to his ambi- rain.

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148 REVIEW.-Brooke's Thoughts and Feelings. (Feb.

Now though the readers of Poetry ing of the morality of the school of do not certainly feel equal pleasure Abelard and Rousseau. We there. with the writers of it, yet a benevo- fore basten to the lent, we might say a celestial mind,

Insanire juvat. rejoices to behold happiness, in what, To-night, to night we twine, boys, ever innocent form exbibited ; and

A chain of the brightest hours ; we do not think, that the mind of Then bring, then bring me wine, boys, that man is to be envied, who beholds And scatter these rosy flowers. with anger the happiness of oumerous Not often bath such a madness poetical sentimentalists who amuse My bounding bosom thrilled, ihemselves with packing sentences and But to-night must the cup of gladness words, like West Indian sweetmeats,

Up to the brim be filled ! jp boxes, according to pattern,

Then away with Truth and Reason— Now one of the happiest (we are

To-nigbt let love and mirth

Make for a bright brief season certain he is one of the most inge

A heaven on this doll earth! nious) of these idlers, we conceive to

We think not of to-morrow, be the author of the present volume. But be it storm or shine, The soul of Anacreon, to use a bold 'Twill take whole showers of sorrow, figure, seems to have been formed of To cool this tide of wine. the flavour of the finest known wine. Thep bring me, bring me wine, boys, &c. The senses were merely the liquid in which it was embodied. The rapture This is goods and it puts us in of the Greek was that of a God, re

mind of a practice used by Etonians velling on Nectar and Ambrosia, not and Collegians to have good wine, of a Silenus, or Fauds, or Satyrs, the They write, with enclosures of the noisy foxhunters of Mythology, a value, to advertising wine-merchants three-boltle crew.

for a dozen, as a sample. They get Weshallexbibitiwo of Mr. Brooke's it good, and never write for more. pieces, as truly Anacreontie in man. We shall follow the same plan with ner and poetical elegance. We must, Mr. Brooke. We have bad his fine however, give the Reader warning, sample, and we do not like to that we do not sanction the upholy see 'Bacchus and Venus, out of the allusion in the amatory effusion. costume of elegant sentiments. But the Paradise of the Poet and the Mussulman is often similar 3 gross 24. Ellen Fitzarthur; a Metrical Tale, çreatures both !

in Five Cantos. 8vo, Longman and Co. “Oh! Love in the depth of those melting The perusal of this very interesting caresses,

(swim, Poem has afforded us a most gratifyIn which our tranced spirits deliriously ing entertaioment, and we envy pot When I put back, all trembling, thy dark the feelings of any one who can read flowing tresses

[dim;

it without being delighted with its To gaze on those eyes so dissolving and

elegant and pathetic simplicity. How “When I feel in my arms all thy young exquisite, for example, is the follow

beauties glowing, [ly I see, When round me that form clinging fonda ing picture, which may serve for a I own, as I clasp thee with heart overflow. sample of the whole : ing,

[thee. “When by that hearth, so brightly blazing, That lite yet hath left me one blessing in The father on his child was gazing, " Then damp not my joys by that sigh With native woodnotes charmed his ear,

While she, the wintry hours to cheer self-reproving, [and Truth ; The Virtue we serve shall be Nature (Notes to that partial ear excelling

The loftiest strains from science swelling) And the misjudging world may condema us for loving,

[youth.

Or light of heart, in youthful glee Who deem but of Love as the folly of With converse innocent and free “They know not that those in whose breasts of Holy Writ, or learning sage,

Beguiled the time, or turned the page it beats strongest, [lore hath given; Or caught, inspired, the glowing theme Have hearts to which Wisdom its best

Of lofty bard, or minstrel's dream,
And that souls, where its fervors divine

Till in her eyes a kindling fire
have burn'd longest,
Are those best prepared for the capture Oh! then, while gazing on her face,

Sparkling reflected from the Igre--
of Heaven." P. 22.

He watch'd each wildly varying grace, This effusion is followed by ano. Till silent rapture's lender tear ther of equal merit, bat also partak Dimmed on his eyes, a sight so dear:

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