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At Fate's decree 'tis weakness sorroweth; ries ago by an attentire traveller, by a judi- | text of Xenophon with the Itinerary of Are blessings to the Aged sure and rifé ? cious and well-informed General ?

Jerusalem' in two points, that the parasang Let Virtue on thy brow her laurel weave,

[M. Letronne, slightly touching on the in Asia Minor answered to thrce Roman Rejoice to leave this world of care and strife :

previous labours of Duval d'Abbeville, of miles. .. But are we quite sure that in the This is the whole Econoniy of Human Life.

G. de L'Isle, of D’Antille, of Forster, of whole extent of the countries traversed loy 'The author's verse is as various as his M. Barbie du Bocage, observes that a coin- the 10,000, the parusang was the same? subjects, anıt we scarcely know a form plete analysis of the Experlition of Cyrus Were there not many parasangs, as there which he has not successfully imitated. ivas still a derideratum, which Major Renuell are at this day many

fursangs? has undertaken to supply by the present The following are examples, taken

The probability of this fact would alone whererer the book opens :

work, which is properly the sequel to his be sufficient to cast a doubt on the reality

Geographical System of Ilerodotus. Har of the errors, which we night lic inclined WOMAN.

ing stated the titles of Major R.'s 16 Chap- to impute to Xenophon; but this fact is not Daughter of Love! his fairest child, give ear,ters, Mr. L. proceeds :]

merely probable- it is certain ; and if we And let the words of Prudence fill thine heart;

M. Rennell informs us, in sereral parts had not in this respect the precise testimoSo shall she charms of mind thy form endear,

of his work, that the system of Geography nies of Strabo, Pliny, and Agathias, we Thy beauty, which doth as the rose appear, which he has used to explain and clear up should need, in order to convince ourselves When reft of bloom, shall still its sweets impart. the route of the 10,000, is developed in his of it, but to make a comparison, which,

inedited work on the comparative Cieogra- simple and decisive as it is, has not, as far Man's rational companion thou wast made.

phy of Western Asia ; the result of which as we know, yet occurred to any body. AleRemember thou art not his passion's slave;

is an entirely new map (Preface p. xiii.) cording to Xenophon, the route from Sardes Tly end of being is-bis toils to aid,

of which the three maps annexed to his to the place of battle was 521 parasangs; To sooth with ten lerness when joys shall fade, work give an idea. They seem to him so adding 12 parasnngs between that place and And cheer his soul when sinking to the grave. cxact, that it is not the itinerary of Xeno- Babylon, we have for the road &c. &c.

phon which he employs to rectify or com-
SINCERITY.
plete them; on the contrary, it is by them

Froin Sardes to Babylon. . . : 533
Oh! tbou who art in lore with Truth,

that he judges of the inaccuracies of the According to - Ilerodotus, the
Greek author: whenever he finds any diffi-

Royal route between Sardes
Arrayed in all her charms;
culty in making the text of Xenophon agree

and Susa was

450 Success shall crown thy constancy While sheltered in her arms.

with the modern Geography, it is always and the detail of the text of Herodotus

the Greek author who is wrong. M. Ren- proves, that there is no error in this sum The tongue is rooted to the heart

nell does not appear to suspect that the total.) Of him that is sincere;

map itself may be sometimes crroncous. It is clear, that if the parasang which Hypocrisy and smooth deceit

This method has a very marked' influ- the two historians have employed is the Ne'er in his words appear.

ence on the whole of Major Rennell's work; same measure, the route from Sardes to Ba&c. &c.

and as the authority of so great a master bylon must be longer than that from Sardes We would recommend a careful re- might inspire the idea of applying it to tó Susa—but the contrary is the case; the vision of this excellent little book; and useful to shew here the inconveniences with nearly in the proportion of 11 to 9; whenee

other ancient writers, we think it may be route from Sardes to Susa is the longest when the condition of its author, and which it seems to us to be attended. the difficulties he had to surmount, are

the manifest proof results, that the parasang

It necessarily supposes that we know with of Xenophon is not the same as that used considered, we are sure that we shall precision two principal elements: 1. The to express the distances on the Royal route. not be th:sught to have rewarded what standard of the measures in which Xenohe has alreaily achieved with two warm phon expresses the distances between the We are now then led to the second ele# panegyric.

various stages of his route; and 2d, the ment : for it appears that the question is positive Geography of the countries through now reduced to know, whether the geogril

ishich lic passed; for it is clear that if we phy of Western Asia is sutliciently advanced EXPEDITION OF CYRUS. were in possession of only one of these tiro for us to believe ourselves authorized to JOERNAL DES SAVANS POR JANUARY 1818, know when the author is mistaken. What not agree with our maps. Now it is not

clements, it would be wholly impossible to tax Xenophon with error whenever le does Art. I. Major Rennell's Illustrations of the ciently precise notions of either the one or boistory of geography, to pronounce nego

then would be the case, if we had not suulli- pecessary to be profoundly versed in the History of the Erpedition of Cyrus.

the other? Now this is pretty nearly the rivel, even after reading the detail of the On the first appearance of this most impor-state of this important question.

new information which Major Rennell has tant work, we in our 6th Number) has Let us begin with the measures : The Procureui (see our Cik Number.) tened to announce it to our readers; but distances are expressed in Xenophon in two It appears by this emnimeration, that Maas we could not at that time enter into any manners, in stathmes, or day's marches, and jor Rennell has not been able to procure thing like a critical cxamination, without in parasings, which this author uniformly any thing new anti positive respecting the deferring our notice for a longer time than estimates at 30 stadia. From Sardes to interior of Asia Minor, the route from Issus the nature of our plan allois, we are happy Cunaxa, the scene of the battle, the tivo to Thapsacus, the course of the Euphrates to have this opportunity of recurring to a estimates are applied to each distance; and to Babylon, and lastly, respecting the interproduction, which the great name of the this half of the route is for this reason wor val between the (arduchian mountains and author, and the nature of the subject render thy of the entire attention of the geogra- Trebisond, that is to say, the largest and so highly interesting to the learned world. pher; but in the course of the retreat, we most important part of the route by which

The History of the Expedition of Cyrus find about half the distances expressed the Greeks passed. It is therefore certain the younger, and of the retreat of the 10,000 in day's march only; for this portion there that the number of precise notions respletGreeks who accompanied him, is one of the fore we are obliged for the most part to ing Asia, is still extremely circumscribed. most curious monuments that time has pre- abandon the calculation of the route, and It cannot be too often repeatedl, that with served to us. If we consider it merely in a to have recourse to indications drawn from the exception of some points on the coast geographical point of view, it may be called local circumstances. The first dilliculty is of the Euxine and of the Mediterrancan, unique. Por where shall we find in other to know the length of the parasang, and there are not in all Turkey in Asia more ancient works, a detailed itinerary of two consequently of the stadiun, which was than three points astronomically deterof the principal routes of Western Asia, of the thirtieth part of it. There are reasons mined, namely Aleppo, Bagdad, and Diar1000 leagues; drawn up twenty-two centu- | for believing, from the comparison of the bekir, and even of the two last thic longi

ANALYSED.

MEDICAL MUSIC.

tude is by no means certain ; that of Bag- to decide that Xenophon is mistaken in any | airs or movements in the minor key, espedad was observed by Beauchamp, and is part whatever of his route. I would desire cially in A or C minor. still a little doubtful; that of Diarbekir is no other proof than the excellent piece of Such are the facts, Mr. Editor; and the not sure within 10 or 12 degrees, so that it geography which Major Rennell has placed only difficulty was how to account for them, may be said with truth, that, excepting in the Appendix to his work, and which is a task in which I derived great assistance two positions, there is not any one on the entitled, ** On the best Method of perfect from a little work of modest pretensions, whole route of the 10,000, in the interior of ing the Geography of the Anabasis, in giv: the Pianoforte Pocket Companion, founded the conintry, which is known within 5 or 6ing valuable advice to travellers who shall upon a theory which, if correct, must inleagues.

pass through the countries between the Me- dubitably produce the facts which I have It follows that, considering the positive diterranean and the Tigris : he shews him- stated. The theory there proposed, a geography of those countries, it is impossi- self

, with equal learning and judgment, how theory, I believe, perfectly original, is, that ble not to confess that we are very far from limited is in this respect the knowledge of sounds, of whatever nature, enter the ear possessing sufficient knowledge to lay down the moderns.

and tune the tympanum to their specific a comparative map, which shall afford in the “Doubtless it might happen, that all the key; that the ear, thus tuned, acts by symdetails any thing more than approximation. corrections which this learned geographer pathy on the larynx, tuning it to the specific All the sagacity of a D'Anville, of a Rennell, proposes to make in the text of Xenophon, key, either by contracting it for major avail nothing. Thus, whatever be the know- were confirmed in the sequel. But till expe- sounds and major intervals, or by relaxing ledge and ability of this last geographer, rience shall cause us to change our opinion, it and increasing its diameter, perhaps also his map will be exact in a small number of we shall remain convinced that the same altering its length, for minor sounds and points only, faulty in a multitude of others, will happen with Xenophon as has already intervals; that the ear also acts in a similar and conjectural in all the rest!!

happened with Herodotus in respect to way upon the mind, tuning it either to the [Having thus stated his reasons for be- Egypt. The more the moderns shall become major or minor key; that the voice, if lieving that Major Rennell has been led to acquainted with Western Asia, the more will singing by note, will act in the same impute errors to Xenophon, either from they find the number of the errors dimi- manner upon the ear and mind; and finally, placing too much confidence in the map which nish, which they are rather too hasty in that the mind, if cheerful or sad, will tune he has himself laid down, or from making inputing to that historian.

the ear and voice to the sprightly inajor, or too frequent application of another basis

serious minor; whence it naturally happens, which is necessarily very uncertain, namely,

that sprightly airs will be discordant to an the mean day's march, M. Letronne enters

ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE.

car tuned minor, and vice versa. into a long and elaborate critique, into

On this theory then, I argued, that my which it would far exceed our limits to fol.

throat and windpipe being irritated by a low him, in which he endeavours to sup

very small portion of viscid phlegin, beport his opinion, doing justice however in

came painfully contracted, until the relaxavarious points to the rare sagacity of the To the Editor of the Literary Gazette.

tion produced by the sympathy from the learned geographer. M. Letronne har- Mr. Editor,

ear, renewed the tendency to cough; and ing noticed the chronological discussion, in In the column of “

Literary Intelli. as the experiment never failed, I am inwhich Major Rennell attempts to fix the gence,” in your last Number (59), p. 159, duced to believe that the theory is perdates of the principal events of the expedi- i observe some notice of an Essay on fectly correct and philosophical. tion," which he calls one of the chief orna- Music, considered in its relations to Medi. Now, Sir, if music can operate thus by mments of the work, and of which he gives cine,” announced for publication inGermany, contraction or relaxation upon one part of the results, concludes in the following man a subject on which I beg leave to offer a the human frame, it may do so upon others; -]

few curious facts for your very interesting but if the German work, which you an“We here terminate this Analysis, the Journal—facts deduced from my own ex- nounce, founds its reasoning upon this length of which we hope will be excused by perience.

principle, I here beg leave to put in a caveat the importance of the work and the merit

Having been for soine years troubled against any claim of originality on the part of the author. Though we have thought it with a dry husky cough, I have repeatedly of its author, as the little work of which I our duty, for the interest of science and noticed, especially in the evening, when speak has been published upwards of three truth, to propose to this learned geogra- previously free from irritation, that on years, and therefore, for the sake of our pher, whose erudition is respected by none sitting down to the pianoforte, the irrita- country, 1 now claim the merit of the disinore highly than by ourselves, soine

doubts tion and cough have instantly come on. covery, even although the author of that respecting the employinent of his method, This happened so frequently as to be quite work has not specifically alluded to absoand on the application he has made of it to troublesome; but I soon observed that lute medical purposes. the text of Xenophon, we do not the less some songs or pieces appeared to have this

The musico-inedical facts to which I. render justice to the profound learning; to tendency inore than others: then I noticed, have alluded, are so simple, that any indithe talent for discussion, to the judicious that turning from one air to another, or

vidual may try them; that is, provided he criticisin which he has again displayed, and from one part of a lesson to another, the or she possesses a musical ear; and I trust of which he had previously given such irritation has almost instantly gone off that the extended circulation of your Journal; splendid proofs in his Geographical System On a closer investigation, l'ascertained both at home and on the Continent, will of Herodotus.

that the irritating tunes were all in the bring these facts to the notice of persons " It has appeared to us important to de- major key, and that those were most so qualified to philosophize upon them to duce from our Analysis a truth which we which had most sharps, more especially some useful purpose. believe incontestable, namely, that if the than those with flats; whilst those airs

Yours, Geography of Western Asia is sufficiently that gave relief were in the minor key, an

L. known to enable us to err but in a trifling observation to which I was led by the degree respecting the route of the 10,000; change of key in instrumental pieces. and the position of several points, it is still Being very lately afflicted with a most

LEARNED SOCIETIES. too imperfect for our modern maps to serve violent inflainmation of the lungs, which • Major Rennell fixes the departure froin almost constant irritation and contraction

went off slowly, but accompanied with an Ephesus 7th Feb. ann. 401 A.C.; the passage

CAMBRIDGE, March 13.-The election the (Euphrates, 5th August; battle of Cunaxa, of the trachea and larynx, I determined to to the vacant Pitt Scholarship was this year 7th Sept. ; repassing the Euphrates in Armenia, try the experiment how far music might contested for by fourteen candidates; and 16th Dec.; and embarkation at Cotyora, 13th afford relief, and constantly found, that the what is not a little singular, on the day apApril, ann. 400.

tendency to cough was always checked by pointed for the decision, the talents of Mr.

mer :

MECHANICAL ARTS.

H. Waddington of Trinity; and Mr. H. | lection has already been commenced, of | General of the Customs at Odessa, whose Hall of King's, were considered so equal

, antique vases of different dimensions, some cabinet contains an infinitely precious colthat not one of the five examiners would of which are of the finest workmanship, lection of the rarest medals of the ancient decide between their respective merits, but and in very good preservation, as well as Olbia, or Olbiopolis. This latter gentleordered another examination, the result of some busts, forsi, and other remains of man has just made a present to the Lyceum which terininated in favour of Mr. Wad- antique statues, utensils, rings, fragments Richelien, of a collection of 700 Roman dington.

of armour, &c. which afford to the curious and Olbian medals. The following is a list of the Inceptors and scientific in antiquities, materials for to the degrec of Master of Arts on Friday researches which may in future become the last:

more interesting, as they will regard a The serious inconveniencies attached to Trin. Coll. Geo. Waddington_Fellow; country that may be called classical, and the present mode of steeping hemp has long Jas. Clarke Franks, and Thos. Purvis.-- which now forms a part of the Russian been a subject of complaint throughout St. John's: John Sinith and Thos. Watson, empire.

Europe. M. Christian, Director of the Fellows; Chas. Scott Luxmoore, and Robert

Count Langeron, in order to determine Royal Conservatory of Arts and ManufacWynne.-St. Peter's: Aldersey Dicken, the situation of the famous Temple of tures at Paris, las recently invented a Fellow.Clare Hall: Edw. Tomson BidDiana, so celebrated in the heroic ages by machine, which has been worked in all the well

, and Robert Ridsdale, Fellows. - the history of Iphigenia and Orestes, has principal manufactories of Flanders and Jesus: Fred. Calvert, Fellow. - Corpus attempted to verify upon the spot, the de- Picardy. It has been submitted to every Christi

: John Holmes, Fellow.-Immanuel: scription given of its situation by Strabo, requisite experiment, and appears to fulfil Randall Proctor Burroughes, and Geo. and after him by M. Sestzenkewitsch, Pri- all that can be wished. Archdall, Fellows.-Sidney: Henry Geo. mate of the Catholic Churches of Russia. In addition to the numerous economical Keenc, Fellow, and Henry Wynch.

The researches have proved, that the pre- advantages which are expected to arise Mr. Richard Holmes, of Corpus Christi cision and exactness of the description of from the use of this machine, it produces College, was on Friday last admitted the environs of this temple, leave no doubt a very considerable saving in the bleaching; Bachelor of Arts.

respecting its situation, which may be fixed for the operation of stceping, the chief Mr. John Heyrick Macaulay, of Trinity at about 104 stadia, (nearly 25 wersts, or object of which is to dissolve the resinous College, and Mr. Augustus Blatch Beevor, six French leagues) from the ruins of the substances contained in the stalks, injures of Corpus Christi College, were on Saturday ancient town of Inkermann (the Ctenos of the colour of the fax, whilst the new elected Sholars on Dr. Bell's foundation. Strabo) at 20 wersts from the new town machine, by operating without moisture,

Mr. Alexander Charles Louis d'Arblay, of Sebastopol, and near the site of the preserves it in its natural colour.
B A. of Christ College, was on Friday ancient and immense Chersonesus Heraclé. A new machine for removing the earth
elected a Foundation Fellow of that society. otis, in the narrow streets of which we go dug up in making canals, has recently been

Mr. Joseph Hindle, B. A. of St. John's 10 or 15 wersts in a straight line, where invented in France.
College, was on Monday last elected a there are still to be secu vestiges of temples, The Inventor asserts, that by the aid of
Foundation Fellow of that society; and and other public buildings.

this machine, a cubic toise of earth, weighMr. Edward Bushby, B.A. was on the The promontory on which the ancient ing twenty-six milliers, may be reinoved in same day elected a Platt Fellow.

temple was situated, forming a saliant the space of an hour, tó a distance of Mr. Warren, B.A. and Mr. Skinner, B.A. angle, rises in a peak more than 400 toises twenty toises, at the moderate expence of of Jesus College, were on Monday last above the level of the sea. At the foot of two francs ; whilst by the ordinary mode, elected Fellows of that society.

the promontory are observed two rocks, in the same operation costs upwards of three It appears by the University Calendar the forms of elongated cones ; it is said francs.-Foreign Journal. for the present year, that the number of that they used to throw upon a rock the meinbers whose names are on the boards corpses of the unfortunate victims sacrificed amounts to 3,444, being 169 more than the on the altar of Diana.

THE FINE ARTS.
preceding year. In 1748 the number was Near the rocks, and on a level with the
only 1500.

sea, are vast and deep caverns, which if we
were permitted to admit an episode in the

THE BRITISH INSTITUTIO'. history of Iphigenia, might have served as

No. 7. a retreat for Pylades and his companions in ARTS AND SCIENCES.

There are still visible traces of a No. XXIV.-COTTAGE On the Estate OF path, which ascended from these caverns

Sir George BEAUMONT, BART. in the direction of the temple. The aspect

G. Arnald, A. R. A. ANTIQUITIES IN THE CRIMEA.

of these savage scenes,

where on the one Whatever is connected with the name of Connt Langeron, Governor of New side nothing is seen but the sea, often Sir G. Beaumont, associates in our minds Russia, turns his attention with particular agitated by storms, and on the other the with an idea of the picturesque, and recolsolicitude to such objects as may contribute horizon, bounded by the acrid and black lections of the skill and talent he has so to the progress of public instruction in its mountains of Balaclava (the ancient Sim- often displayed in the practice of, and to different branches. Archaeology will be in bolon) could not but augment the regret of the honour of the arts. A cottage on his debted to him for several interesting dis- Iphigenia at finding herself for ever recoveries made near the ancient city of Pan- moved from the lovely plains of Argolis, of other cottages, had it fallen under the

estate might, however, have shared the fate ticapæum, now Kertez, formerly the capital where she was born. of the European states of Mithridates Eu At the distance of a werst from this richness and harmony of that of Mr. Arnald

pencil of an ordinary artist. As it is, the pator, and still possessing a seat hewn in temple, is situated the Monastery of St. has given it an interest which cannot be the rock, which is traditionally called the George, recently built. There are daily overlooked. The embowered and sheltered real of Mithridates.

found in the ruins of the famous Cherso-cot is clothed with every grace of poetical After a series of excavations in the dif- nesus Heraclcotis, as well as in the environs and pictorial character. ferent sepulchres of this * country, exe- of the ancient Pianagoria, now Tamou, cuted under the direction of M. Dubreus, various medals as antonomous, as of the CCI.— The Boar THAT KILLED Adonis an old officer of the army of Conde, and ancient kings of the Bosphorus, of which

BROUGHT TO VENUS.-The Same. Knight of St. Louis, who is now employed some amateurs have collections: among

This has been exhibited. It is a fine at the saltworks of Kertez, a valuable col- others, his excellency. the senator Count woody scene, continued with the same rich

Swerin Pototsky, a distinguished lover of pencil, in which the figures introduced • The Taurica Chersopesus.

antiquity, and M. de Blaremberg, Inspector 1 unite in enhancing the harmony. Yet we

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cannot bút think the subject (the Cupids | skill: the sky, in particular, is chastely | carried on by the attendants, while the and Boar) a little ludicrous.

and finely painted. The picture altogether dignity of Pharaoh's daughter is marked, as CCXLV.-A SCENE ON THE River Wye. is a variety in the artist's style. The other well as the concern and pity expressed in The Sume.

pieces, which tve have seen before, are her countenance and attitude. "The dra

replete with merit, and place the painter peries of this artist are not sufficiently loose, This shadowy scene is excellent for a

very high anong the ranks of those who or studied from nature; they stick to liis singular and mellow effect of moon-light. most ably delineate the beautiful features figures. It has none of those black tones, so often of British Landscape. employed where darkness is the prevailing

CXXVIII. View ON THE Road To Bocharacter. The forms appear to be local, No. CXXVI. Tue Young FALCONER.

LOGNA; CL. A STUDY; CCVI. A Hare and taken without much eye to composition : CXLIX. The Circassian.-A. Geddes.

Any PHEASANT ; and, CCXXV. SAMSON still it is a very pleasing picture, and might Of the former work we do not see much AND DALILA-R. T. Bone. be shewn by the side of a Rembrandt, to remark beyond the harmony of colour- We believe the brother of the preceding. without injuring Mr. Arnald.

ing by which it is characterized, and, speak. With a good eye to colour, we do not think CCXXVI.-The Trespass; OR THE POOR

ing with reference to the great talent dis- this artist (in CCXXV) has been equally WOMAN'S DOxkY REDEEMED

played by this artist on former occasions, successful in the drawing of his figures, or Pound.-W. R. Bigg, R. A.

we find ourselves unable to compliment has been sufficiently simple in the compo

this effort. The Circassian entirely upset sition. It is a subject of grandeur and We fear this is a fruitless appeal to hu- all our notions of Circassian beauty, for severity, brought too much into the light. manity. There is little either of interest or while we were staring about for a lovely His hare and pheasant is an exceedingly character in the figures. The ass is the feinale, we never once thought of fixing well painted piece of still life, and does best part; and this patient animal, whose upon the Lapland-looking gentleman here great credit to his technical skill, from life is too generally passed in alternations presented to us. Heis nevertheless very ably which the other productions do not detrart. froin starving to drudgery, and from painted, and we doubt not that the costume drudgery to blows, maintaius a respectable is perfectly correct. There is much skill XCI. SCÉNĚ ON THE BANKS OF A River. appearance in Mr. Bigg's canvas, as it has in the attitude and motion : the cautious

John Constable. done in the works of our best artists, step and wary eye betoken in a happy There is quite á magical effect in this landGainsborough, Morland, Ward, &c. The manner the watchful hunter and the guarded scape, which reaches à degree of the deass is indeed a useful creature for the warrior.

ceptive in art which we rarely see displayed, painter, as it contrasts in foron and colour

CLXII. The COTTAGE or IDLE ESS. without any of those sacrifices we find so with alınost every object which can be

C. Cranmer.

often made to form, colour, or composition. placed around it.

Without any of the bravura of art, the pen. It is in short a perfect panorama, but a CCXXXIX.—Teeth ON EDAE; or the cil of this artist will, we think, be estimated panorama not indebted to the usual means

VILLAGE CARPENTER.— The Same. by the judicious, as coming favourably be called in to produce panorarnic effect. The The artist must have been sadly at a loss tween the styles of Gainsborough and character of the pencilling is no less extrafor a subject, when he selected this incident, Wheatley. His subjects are mostly of rús- ordinary ;--and the making out of the foliage which is neither humorons nor satirical. tic life; and the above, with its companion denotes great labour to attain the rude in An attempt to convey the idea of sound is (No. CLXVII. The Cottage of Industry), nature, which is yet far removed from neg

lect. not an easy task, and the discord of sharp- conveys a good moral lesson, in an agreeening the teeth of a saw, would better suit able manner. The lassitude and slatternly CXXIX. COTTAGE IN A CORNFIELD. the drolls of Hemskerck, or the merrinient appearance of the idle girl, whose falling

The Same. of Ostade, than the sober pallet of Mr. Bigg asleep, not merely over her work, but over Also a clever work, but offering nothing We might from them have had the carica- the preparation for her meal, is a strong in- for particular observation. ture expression between pain and grin, cident and well imagined. The colouring is which is wanting here. Mr. B. has endea- chaste but mellow, and the interest kept up

VI. XL. XLIII. LXXIII. CLXXXIII.CCXXXVII. voured to produce fun by making the Car- by the back ground and ininor parts of the All Studies, by I. J. Chalon. penter's lad, who seems' a chip of the old pictures. — No. CLXXVIII. INTERESTING With the exception of XL. Morning, block, drag the girl towards the object of Story Book; and, CCLXXVII. EVENING which we have scen before, and on which her misery, against which she tries to stop Gossips, are well told stories by the same Mr. C. need not fear to risk his fame as an her ears. The expression of the o!d man hand; and the latter is a good landscape artist. The freshness of morning is upon is the most commendable part of the pic-composition, in which the figures are subor- it. The sketches are exceedingly true to ture, in the execution of which there is a dinate. This is the picture which reminds their character as froin nature. want of keeping: the figures in the distance us most of Gainsborough; it was exhi. are only small, not rernote. bited before.

CLXXV. NILKING. - CXCI. GROUP of

Cattle.-CCLXIV. CATTLE IX A LANDCCXIII.-PLYMOUTH Dock And Mount

XIV. Young Conno18SEURS.

SCAPE. John Burnett. EDGECOMBE.-CCXXII. Mount-EDGE

H. P. Bone.

In the pictures of this artist there is some COMBE.-CCLX. Windsor Castle.

Evidently portraits, and forming an agreea- talent, and also some tinsel. The exuberGeorge Samuel.

ble composition, with a good effect of reflectances into whicli he falls we trould wish to Local scenery, though often very in orl light. --XXVII. A Corntry Boy, by the warn him against, for the sake of the forteresting, is not always favoarable to the same, painted with truth and nature. mer. Glitter is a fascinating seducer in art, pencil, and Windsor Castle has for the LXXVII. A Cortage Girl READING, the and we too often behold artists substituting most part been made a distant object in the same. A pleasing piece of cottage scenery, it for higher qualities. Indeed the mechansurrounding landscape. In the present with the accessaries well managed. The isṁ of art is now more to be guarded against instance, Mr. Samuel has brought it into attitude and fixed attention of the young than at any former period ; since every one more particular notice, and in doing so, rustic are well imagined and executed. can attain so tolerable a proficiency in it as has had to encounter the difficulties of CCXCVII. Moses found by Pharaoh's to be able to produce moderately clever parallel lines, and forms of an unpicturesque Daughter, &c. also by the same, and ex- pictures, and yet as destitute of mind as if kind, which scarcely any faithfulness of hibited last year. There is a fair historical mind were not necessary to constitute a representation, unless aided by some ex- character about this picture, and a depth of painter. With regard to these performtraordinary effect of light and shade, tone suitable to the subject. The incident ances, there is a hardness of outline and a could overcome. What the artist could of the child recognizing his mother is af want of keeping quite at war with repose. command, he has managed with uncommon | fecting; the lower part of the drama is still there is much merit in parts, though

not the merit, at which the artist seems to
aim of Paul Potter.
LV. VIEW NEAR TAPlow, Bucks.

J. Renton.
We wish this view had a better situation,
that we might better appreciate its merits.
As it is, we think it an exceeding clever
little picture; it has a firm and vigorous
pencil, a mellow tone of colour, and a bold
effect.
CCXCVI. A VIEW IN NORTH WALES.

Jeremiah Steele. We mentioned this work in our introduc. tory notice of the Gallery, as one of high desert. The tone of colour is full and warm, with none of the trick or gaud of art about it. The forms are well chosen, and as a whole it is an exceedingly pleasing view, to which the tribute of reminding us of Wilson may with justice be paid.

(To be continued.)

ORIGINAL POETRY.

A PICTURE.
A thousand faults in Man we find,

Merit in him we seldom meet;
Man is inconstant and unkind,

Man is false and indiscreet.
Man is capricious, jealous, free,

He's insincere, vain, trifling too;
And yet the Women all agree,
For want of better he MUST do.

A. A.

A PORTRAIT.

saw seats, they determined to chuse, and By Mrs. Hen. Rolls.

were about selecting as near to the King There is a calmness on that brow,

as possible; when one of the officers on Tho' traced by lines of early care ;

service asked to sec their tickets: “Tickets! No anxious thought disturbs it now,

they had given them below;"— but others, For all seems fixt and settled there. for the seats.' They had none, and cach

joined in the chorus, Mais, Monsieur, je There is a languor in that eye,

suis,' &c. &c. The officer was i en déses-
The struggle of the soul scems past; poir ;' but the seats were taken. “Why, it
No gathering tear is rising nigh,
There all seems still and sunk at last,

was like a playhouse,” the old waddling

Lady said, vr much liker than to a Christian No swelling sigh that bosom heaves,

church.” – Lord, Mar,' said one of the It risés slowly like the wave

daughters, it a'nt a church.' · Why Which sadly tranquil ocean heaves,

what is it then, pray?" A chapel to be To wash the shipwreck'd scaman's grave. sure, all the French churches are chapels.'

Well, whatever it is, I'm sure I shouldn't
Yet scorn him not, ye selfish train !
That murmur o'er each little woe;

be overfond of coming to it if I'm to have Who ne'er a lonely pang sustain,

no place to set down ; that's what you call Or bid one tear unnoticed flow!

French purliteness, is it?" Hush,' said

the Husband, my dear, I'll see what I Ye never knew the noble pride,

can do. There's a 'civil looking hofficer as The inborn dignity of mind, That can its keenest feelings hide,

just let them two ladies set down, and may When every cárthly hope's resign'd!

be he'll give us one or two seats for you

and Kate, the rest can do well enough For on that high, that open brow,

without.' « Lord, I wish Mar wouldn't Once beam'd the energies of mind; make such a work, I'm sure we can stand And that sunk eyė, so languid now,

very well," — Aye, and see better,' said Has glow'd with tenderness refin'd. the second girl," " And be better seen,' But, oh! that sadly swelling heart

whispered the third. All this time Miss Conceals a wound that must remain;

M. and I had been listening to, and watchNo soothing bahu relieves its smart, ing the evolutions of this droll family, Or binds the ever bleeding vein.

and as they marched towards the cirit

looking hofficer, so did we; but where did Then, what can wake the tender téar,

they go ? straight to the Royal Loge, Or bid the tide of genius roll, To him, who sees each future year,

which was yet empty. It was across this A deep, sad solitude of soul

the two ladies had passed to the seats on the

other side. Ope of the sisters was shored Dunchurch Vicarage,

forward by the rest, to speak ; I did not March 11, 1818.

hear her, but the answer was. With pleasúre, give me your tickets ;' the old story,

they had none;—then the thing was imSKETCHES OF SOCIETY.

possible, and the officer bowed.

But ask him, ask him mayu't we cross to the other

side, even tho' we don't set, I sce a many MR. Epitor, standing there. The officer hesitated

; In

your “Sketches of Society" are some but at last told them to pass, . Vite, vité, amusing accounts of foreign manners; but for the King was coming. Accordingly you give us none of English. Allow me to they all passed in, and there they stopped; present you one, fromí a letter written to at this moment the drum was heard : in me last year, by a young friend in Paris. vain did the officers exclaim, Vite, le Roi, je The subjects of the painting exhibit a spe- vous priez, &c. &c. It was extremely didicímen of a genus of British, or rather cult to get them out. They protested they

London,” tourists, who inundated Paris had been informed, that, as English, they for a couple of summers after the second had liberty to stand any where they pleased restoration. Those of your readers who -no doubt the King would have no objechave been in France at that period, will tion to see his old friends, &c. &c. and it allow that these travellers have not been was not till a moment before the King caricatured.

entered, that the last of his old friends was “... I remember being much amused cleared out, loudly muttering something one Sunday at the Royal Chapel, in seeing about ingratitude. We lost this pleasant a whole family, parents, sons and daughters, party until the service was over, when we making their way up the stairs powerfully watched for them to come round. The enough, and exclaiming at every step they father was all eyes, the boys seemed in gained, from which they dismounted some amaze, the girls' talked of the Duchess, one else, . Mais, Monsieur, or Madame, je and smiled at the officers; but the mother! suis Anglois, je suis Anglaise ;' and in the unfortunate mother, fat and short, she their hurry, the men were often Anglaise, had seen nothing, and felt every thing. Her and the women vice versa. At last, with a bonnet was squeezed into a triangle, in her little damage to their dresses, they, did attempts to insert it into a peeping place; reach the landing-place, and after shaking her wig had fallen over one eye-brow, and and arranging themselves to the best ad- the deiv-drops seemed frying on her flaming vantage, perfectly certain the King would face as she came along, a dead weight on remark them, forward they went. As they her husband's arm. « Zooks, if ever they

ON THE DEATH OF AN INFANT.

I see thy little winged soul

Mount thro' the bosom of the air; I see it reach yon heav'nly goal,

And seek a blissful mansion there.

O take it, Father, to thy breast,

'Tis harmless as the gentle dove, Fair as yon orbs in splendor dress’d,

And pure as everlasting love.

ON READING LINES ADDRESSED TO THE

MEMORY AND GENIUS OF BURNS.

And ah! the light which led astray, Was light from heaven."

There is an ignis fatuus light
That charms and dazzles human sight,
But not from Heaven.
The light which follows life's decay,
That cheers our weary pilgrim way,
Is light from Heaven?
Its beams upon the humblest shed,
Where dwells content, is always spread
A light from Heaven.
A light dispelling nature's gloom,
That poyrs a ray upon the tomb,
Is light from Heavčn.

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