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new year.


ponds every nineteenth year with the solar In the middle of August there is a

is nailed to the stake, and his body is abangreat children's festival, in which the doned as a prey to the wild beasts and * The Japanese occupy an entire month boys play, sing, dance, wrestle, and

birds." in celebrating the new year; though the fence in the presence of the

The crime is cousidered next in enorperiod of the festival, strictly speaking, is only from the new to the full moon, or a

and all the officers of state. Nonc mity to parricide. fortnight. During this period the courts appear but such as are well dressed; and We find, on proceeding thus far, are closed; all labour and business suis- girls are never adınitted, as the Japan- that what we have marked out as depended, and nothing except visiting and ese laws prohibit females from entering serving of extract from this curious feasting is thought of; but in the remain- fortifie: places. According to the same work, would extend this notice to a ing half of the month the more industrious laws, no foreigner can be condemned length inconsistent with that variety is the principal festival in the calendar of to suffer corporeal punishment, except which we endeavour to impart to our the Japanese. They, therefore, make cx- those wlio attempt to induce Japanese Numbers, and therefore beg permission traordinary preparations at its approach, subjects to embrace Christianity. With to postpone the conclusion to our next. and procure new clothes for it, as we do at regard to the punishment of native Easter Custom requires that cach person offenders, Captain Golownin mentions Tales of Wonder, of humour, and of should visit all his acquaintances in the only two cases; one that of a fellow

Sentiment, original and translated. place in which he resides, and send letters prisoner, whom they found in one of

By Annt and ANXIBELLA PLUMPTRE. of congratulation to those who are at a

3 vols. distance.

the cages is the Ro, or city gaol, on The Japanese divide the day into being retaken in their endeavour to There are some a:lvantages in Tales twelve hours, reckoning six from sin-rise escape. This companion in misery as which would be hopeless in works of a to siin-set; consequently the hours are not sured them when they became his larger size. They are brief; and thus always equal: when the day is longer than chums, that he would be liberated in six allow the whole vigour of the incident the night, the day hours are the longest, days; but the sequel proveel that he had to exhibit itself free of the incumbrances and when the night is longer than the day, reckoned without his host. The author of lengthened narrative. Their brevity the night hours are longest. To measure

implies their variousness, and pictures time, they employ a small beam of wood, says, the upper part of which is covered with * Our neighbour, the Japanese, who rc- of all the passions may succeed each glue and whitewashed; a narrow groove is mained with us much longer than the six other, strong and separate, in the same made in the glue, and filled with a vegetable days which he told us would terminate his space which a novel would have loosely powiler, which burns very slowly; on each imprisonment, underwent the punishment filled with one. Their variety supplies side of this groove, at certain distances, to which he had been adjudged in the new sources of interest, and the same there are holes bored for the purpose of court-yard. The crime which this man volume may bear us through half the nails being put into them. By these holes had committed was as follows : -- Ilaving climates of the euth, and in each place the length of the day and night hours is visited a public bathing-house, he changed determined for the space of six months, his old clothes, as if by mistake, for a

us in the centre of the story. Their from the spring to the winter equinox? better suit, belonging to some other indi. distinctness of place admits of the During the other six months the rule is vidual. He was several times conveyed powerful contrast in which the minil inveried, the day becoming night hours, before a judge with his hands tied behind delights when it can be made probable. and the night day hours. The Japanese his back. At length he received twenty- The farce that follows the tragedy ascertain the length of a day hour, and five stripes, and the same punishment was often relieves the spirit by a griety inark it off with nails; they then fill the repeated after the lapse of three days. which no happy catastrophe of the play groove with powder, set light to it at roon, What instrument was used in the infliction and thus measure their time. The beam of this chastisement we know not, but we could communicate. New actors, new is kept in a box, which is laid in a dry distinctly heard the stripes, and the cries scenes, new interests, leave us open to place; but the changes of the weather have, of the offender. He returned with his back full exhilaration. The original sombrenotwithstanding, a great influence on this naked and bloody to prison. The attend-ness of the pathetic novel cannot be kind of time-keeper.

ants spat on his shoulders, and rubbed the scattered by its occasional humour : The Japanese day begins at midnight, saliva over the lacerated parts, and thus the predominant colour once covering ai which time the clock strikes nine, after cured him. His hands were afterwards having given three strokes, as it were to marked, to shew that he had been punished, the spirit, cannot be completely disdenote ile being about to strike. These and he was then sent to the northern charged; and its lovities look like the three strokes precede every hour. One Kurile Islands, in the possession of the Ja- phosphoric foam of the ocean, only hour after midnight the clock strikes panese!”

proofs of the deeper disturbance of the eight, the next hour srren, at sunrisc six, This infliction seems dreadfully se

stormi. Yet all this is said with a then fire and four, and at noon again nine. verc; but the Russians were informed reserve.

The virtues of the tale may One hour after mid-day eight, tivo hours that a still more horrible fate awaited touch too closely on their corresponding after mid-day scren, at sunset six', then fire, and finally four. At midnight the criminals guilty of arson, an offence, it defects. A certain space must be allownew day commences. Thic hours are struck appears, by no means uncommon. ed for the developement of passion; adue in the following manner: first, one stroke; The offender, on being conducted to distinctness for the sketches of climate; in a minute and a half, a second stroke; the place of execution, which is usually a natural and uncramped progress for and immediately a third. These three without the walls of the city, is stripped and the narration. How far the Misses warning strokes announce that the hour is tied to a stake, round which, at a short Plumptre may have realized the beau about to be struck. In the space of a distance, piles of lighted wood are placed. ical of tale, must be decided by the readminute and a half after, the striking of the The criminal is thus slourly burnt to death, hour begins. The strokes succeed cach and endures the most unspeakable torture? ers of the present volumes. Their stories other at the intervals of fifteen seconds, ex- fOn the flames being extinguished, a tablet, have all the advantage of number and cept the tivo last, which follow more rapidly, on which are inscribed his name, and an various locality. The first volume conas if to notify that the hour is struck." account of the crime for which he suffered, tains, Zelis, or Which is the way to ve

Happy, an Indian Tale ;- The W'eather. Of those who see the bloom of youth and bliss Yet in the blue celestial cope 'twill shine, cock, or, My last Stay in the Country, a prop like the leaf that winds too rudely kiss. While liglit itself shall glow with flame dirine; Burgundian Tale;-and The Magic

That harrowing grief is ours !-a sudden cloud, There shali the mourner, cail'd from carth, survey

A mighty darkness has bedimmed the land Its vivid glories round his spirit playDollur, im Alsuciai Tale. The Second Humbled and awed in trance like woe we stand; gives, The Spectre of Presburg ;- The For death has seized upon a glorions bride',

Memoir of the unfortunate John l'uríie, Fuir of Beaucaire, a Provençal Tule ;-) And borne away in his dark, marriage-shroud and Psching-Quumg, or the True Phi- Even thus, beneath the hills of endless snow,

A nation's dawning light, her bope, her pride. who was erecuted for forgery, &c. losopher, a Chinese Tale. The Third In sunny meads of soft and freshest green,

llritten by Ilimself. completes the series, with The Family

What tiine the first coy flowers of spring are We are glad to see this liitle sketch of Valencia, a Spanish Tale;- Fanny, a


in a form which ensures it a longor

The jocund shepherds lead the dance along : Tale of Lorraine ;-Omur and Zemida, Perchance, amid the sweet strains of their song,

existence, though it has appeared neuly or the Temple of True Lore, a Peruvian The snow-pile trembles in the hearing air verbatim in several of the periodical Tale ;-and Philosophy and Love, a

Down comes the toppling avalanche below : newspapers. The example of this miserMilesian Tale.--To give the analysis

In wildest shrieks the spirit-stricken throng able laçi is one likely to make a signal

Bewail the checrliest of the village fair; of these narratives would be beyond Ah! there she claims the agonizing tear,

impression on the young and dissipated. our limits; but we may recommend Wrapt in her snowy bed-her grave at once and Without being vicious in principles, he them to our readers as having given


forgot his Creator and Redeemer in ourselves much pleasure. Some of

Mr. Ilarvey's little poom is a well the days of his youth, and fell into the them have the neat and Voltaircish meant effusion ; but we trust he has snares of the enemy of mankind. At shrewdness, which makes one of the none of the prophetic gift of poesy in the early age of nineteen be expiatel strongest attractions in their rank of his spirit when he tells that

his guilt by an igaominious death. it composition; some are pathetic and The sun of Brunswick has shone out its last. is dreadful t: think that our laws aumoral; some excite the imagination by The following siinile is an example iniited of no other expiation: that with happy ingenuity and incident. l'emale of his verse:

a massing larbarity they claim the literature deserves to meet with pecu- The mother, on her bed of death, appears

sacrifice of life alike for crimes tie liar deference; and in this work our Like a majestic lily withering,

most heinous, and crines almost renal. respect for the sex fin:ls an admirable Like the pale flower the earliest born of spring. distinction might be drawn between the

The royal infant (flow! flow fresh ny tears !) Surely, in these enlightened times, a ground in the ability of the author.

The Author of Evening Ilours has hardened murierer and the misguided The Mourning Isles : an Elegy, by John | been noticed in the Literary Gazette wretch who commits a commercial D. Dwyer. pp. 1.)

(page 311.) The present Monody is enormity, the moral turpitude of which, An Epicedium : by Richard Ilatt. pp. 9. irregular in its structure, and breathes whaterer may be its atrocity in other

Of its Monody: by the Author of Evening poetic merits we subjoin a specimen, the inexperier.ced and unfortified wind:

points of viciv, is not so appalling to Hours. The Grave of Hope : by W. C. Harvey of unison in the comparison, are not scratched the following lines on the

though the mixed metaphor, and want Vartie was a classical scholar, and The Bridal of the Isles, a Mask : and favourable

wall of his cell: The Blighted Hope, a Monody: by

As vanish sun-bearns on an April morn,

Tu, fata, quern dura huc trahunt, infelix, andi,

When sullen clouds involre the air; Charles Knight. PP. 74.

Cæli, hadies re vestibulum hic locus est ipse.

Or as a dew-drop on a thorn We desire to discharge a part of our

Of the young morning rewly born;

A translation of these was inserted obligations to the poctical mourners

So she who was a nation's care,

in the Literary Gazette of the 13th ult.

A nation's liope, a people's joy, over the grave of the l'rincess Char

Fled, a pure spirit, to her sphere, lotte, by directing the notice of our On wings by angels giren,-

FOR XOVEMDER 1817. readers to the above productions.

Changing a crown's reversion here The last is the most substantial in

For a bright coronal in Heaven!

Art. IV. The Arabian Nig?s, in Arabir, point of size, and is a re-publication Mr. Hatt has also been previously printed at Calcut!!, under the auspices of of a Mask written on the marriage of introduced in the Literary Gazette The College at Fort IV illium. 1811. Vol. I. the Princess, and now contrasted with (page 324). The Epicedium is con

containing 100 Vyhte. the desolation of all the bright pros

structed chiefly on the measure of Though this book has been publish: c! pect therein anticipated. There is a Gray's Elegy, and we observe that it nearly four yeari, N. Sylvestre de Set good deal of poetical fancy in these has reached a third edition. The fol- observes, that “ notoritlisiandng repeate: 1

inquiries, he has not been alle to procure it poeins, and their formation on the lowing is a specimen:

before. It is to be regretted, he sitti, ihat model of classic times displays talent, 0! what is life? a metcom blaze that nies

for people in France, who study the Arabie though we would, on this subject, bave Across the azure heaven's high vaulted plain, language, the books in that lang.alle', preferred nature io art. A few lines when shot 'tis gone--its beauty quickly dies,

which daily issue froin the Calcutta press,

And turns to dress and common air again. from the Bliglited llope may serve as a

are, as it were, lost to Europe; either bespecimen of the youthful burd's skill:

In our inverse crder of noticing cause a very sinall number of copies cornes

these tributes, we now come to that of over, or because they are of an exorhitat 0! who shall tell what Death like, that falls, As the red thunderbolt, on healih anı joy

M:. Dwyer. It concludes, as we shall, price; often clearer than mamscripës. li The Death that has no soft and warning calls

with this allusion to Prince Leopold : one or two copies are buried in the callineis A sightless shaft that wings its still career That star is set within the dreary tomis,

of amateurs, yet iley do not contain: te ‘o Through the hushed air, and stops but to | Which learen allowed a moment to illume

increase the means of improvement. To destroy! His fair horizon, ere it que:ched a light,

remedy this inconveniencya far as possible, O! who shall tell the torture and the fear For earthly orbit decined too pure and bright:

and to induce the booksellers of London

Pp. 24.

pp. 15.


inost important is the letter written by Joan and continuous; the musical in thought those from which they originated.

and Paris to establish commercial relations was buried in the Archives of Lille, and of the beginning of Poetry. There is no between India and Europe, we think it onr which the authenticity seems incontestible. natural harmony in the ordinary comduty to make known all the original Arabic The Duke of Burgundy is required in it to binations of significant sounds. The or Persian works published in the British make a good and fast peace with Charles VII. possessions in India ; and this induces us and no more to make war on the holy language of prose is not the language to give an account in this journal of the kingdom of France.” Joan says, that “ To- of music or of passion; and it is 10 first volume of the Thousand and One day, Sunday, 26th July, the coronation of supply this inherent defect in the meNights, though its publication is now of the king takes place in the city of Rheims.”chanism of language,-to make the rather an old date."

This is the only authentic document which sound an echo to the sense, when that The object proposed by the College of we yet have of the date of this coronation, sense becomes a sort of echo to itself, Calcutta in studying the Arabic language, which has been placed on the 7th, 8th, 13th, being to acquire the knowledge both of the and 28th of July: this last date, given by

-to mingle the tide of verse, “the learned language, and of the usual dialect, it Villaret, is the one which is nearest to the golden cadences of poetry" with the is natural that it should not be content with truth. M. le Brun has likewise inserted this tide of feeling,—or to take the imagiprinting only books written in a pure and letter. We cannot find what M. Le Brun nation off its feet, and spread its wings elegant style, according to the most rigor- has derived from MSS. in the Tower of where it may indulge its own impulses, ous rules of grammar, and in which no London.

without being stopied or perplexed by word is admitted that is not authorised by Art. VI. The Latin Poem of the Count de the ordinary abruptness, or discordant the use of the learned; it was proper to put also into the hands of the students, writ

Resty, a Patrician of Ragusa. flats and sharps of prose, -that Poetry ings, the style of which is nearer to the This is a collection of Satires and Elegies; was invented. Arab vulgar tongue; such as the Arabian the style is imitated from Horace, and often Nights. composed of fragments of that author. The

BUONAPARTE'S BEES. M. de Sacy takes a short review of the author's intentions are laudable. He avoids various MSS. and translations, hitherto all personalities; and attacks rather follies Mr. EDITOR,—I have often felt a known, of these_tales, among which he and errors than vices. He is a declared curiosity to learn what influenced Buomentions a MS. French translation in his enemy to the errors of the philosophy of the naparte in his choice of Becs as one of possession, made by the celebrated orien- last century. It were only to be wished his insignia of joyalty ;-whether he talist, M. Joseph Von Hammer, of all that he had kept his zeal within due bounds attached any emblematical meaning to those tales which are not in Galland's trans- He ridicules the modern chemistry, attrilation, He then compares the hundred butes to the devil the invention of printing, them, or was wholly actuated by fancy

and caprice. Nights, contained in the Calcutta volume, and his hatred of new discoveries even

An historic incident, with the MS. used by Galland. This volume makes him proscribe the innocent potatoe. which I lately met with in an old seems, as far as night 93, to be like Galland's If this is pleasantry, he carries it rather too French work, leads me to think that MS. only the Arabic does not contain the ac

far. These poems have been published by Napoleon, who affected, in many incount of the adventures of Amine, which his widow. The author was highly esteemed stances, to take the ancients for his occupies the 67th, 63th, and 69th” nights by his countrymen, but withdrew from all models

, might, in the present, have in Galland.

public affairs during the French

government. The last seven nights, 94 to 100, contain He died in March 1814, having returned to thought proper to follow the example the history of Ishak the son of Ibrahim, Ragusa after the expulsion of the French. of Childeric III. one of the oldest of and of Bouran the daughter of Hasan Ben- | The ancient patrician family of Resty is the Kings of France. The tomb of Sahel. This adventure is not in the trans- extinct in him.

this King was discovered at Tournai, lation of Galland, in the continuations by

in 1655; which, on being openeil, was Messrs. Caussin and J. Scott, nor in the MS. translation of M. Hammer. ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE.

found to contain (besides the ring of

gold which that prince was accustomed Art. V. Jeanne d'Arc, &c. par M. Berriat

to wear, and many valuable medals of Saint Prix. 8vo. 1 vol.

the same metal) Bees, of the natural

OF POETRY? Histoire de Jeanne d'Arc, drawn from her

“ Thoughts that voluntary move

size, in massive gold. This circumown Declarations, from 144 Depositions “ Harmonious numbers."

stance gave rise to the conjecture, that of Eye-witnesses, and from the MSS. in

Poetry is the music of language, ex

these Bees, incorrectly imitated by the the King's Library, and in the Tower of London. By M. Le Brun de Charmettes, pressing the music of the mind. When rude artists of succeeding times, be4 vols. 8vo. ever any object takes such a hold on

came the Fleur-de-lys, when, in the

19th century, France, in common with The last of these two works is the most the mind as to make us dwell on it, important. It is the first French work and brood over it, melting the heart in every other Christian nation, emblazonwhich contains a connected, detailed, and love, or kindling it to a sentiment of ed their shields, &c. with arms of discomplete history of the Maid of Orleans. admiration ;-whenever a movement of

tinction. M. le Brun, though, by so happily profit- imagination or passion is impressed on

This monument was given by the ing by the labours of his predecessors , and the mind, by which it seeks to prolong Leopold, who presented it to Louis

Elector of Cologne to the Emperor fect work, he had a full right to express and repeat the emotion, to bring aii Leopold, who presented it to Louis


when it was placed among the gratitude which he may owe them, has other objects into accord with it, and made very little use of this right, but has to give the same movement of har- other curiosities in La Bibliotheque du

Roi. judged them with a degree of severity mony, retained and continuous, to the which he probably does not fear. There sounds that express it,--this is Poetry:

Thus Buonaparte, though he would are of course but few new facts to be ex- The musical in sound is the sustained not condescend to take the arms of ,

France, took, unconsciously perhaps, of Arc, July 26, 1429, to the Duke of Bur: and feeling is the sustained and congundy. M. Berriat de St. Prix is the first tinuous also. Whenever articulation I remain your obedient Servant, person who has printed this piece, which passes naturally into intonation, this is



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to give steh an urr*, seems to bir intimate: Morhine as curious and anique as his X ADIANT.

ly acquainted with me: a physiral infras; and ends inesats afere stupendous and unTo my Friend Sch****

vet both the Scalista Colonel and many rivudled; the Literary Guzelle now puree

other persons who have known the Youny
Italian at Stockholin an elsewhere, nay,

sents at lantino incidental atir. 104.5, ILIENINE* AND M****14**, &c. is I have alreis said, dretli himmelf, as in addition to those which baie lrr. Jutge as you please, my dear friend, of firm that these ideas were entirely furriyu aliealy honoured with such chaerting

be esiratary in this incident; to th: usual circle of his thoughts when encouragement. baithree is nu denving it. I have timpul all awake.

We bes: to request the notice of our pumust be means to come at the truth, even

What I have just related has properly no reailers to our jouer as a spremen of of the minuerst eintimance. Veither more to do with Nire len than that it took mus! **rsen, notwithstanding all thin, le place in a Soridinti province, and relates to the art of printing by the singular tegarded as exclusiehs the country of ap-Stefish otteet, ivhu however arquired, mears devised and profited as is bed, w p***ane and visionarire. Similir ranea out of his o'n country, the knonteder explained. are + aftunk everywhere, thon da ther may which enabled him to produer these won. About ten years ago Mr. Benalry was para make less noises--and what in derful effer is.

applied to hy vir honig. • Saxon, who terpaut can be drawn from for or six curhl. ltly, I repeat that Choal-shers, and the shamittre to himn proposal for joining h in series in the space of a century? Where like, are no more timerous in Sweden in the prosecution of a plats for improving

thote a corintry with population of than any where else. In general, people the cornmon printing prr**, which foto1.1** (**) swells, but contains a couple of here have no grrat faith in all these thingsjated chiefly in inoting the press toy mahapped persons who imagine that they Their mine are far too composed, far too chinery, by whole to the labour of one man ke pretres, and where you might not col frmote from every kind vl enthusiasın might be saved Apreus was furthed on Hout ideen the cable histories of this Every one in orrupied with his little pro this plan; but the penult was so nne aliofae".

! I will not shy to list-lau perty, his little intrigues, with his trade. tun to in trep the project won of it alles. only to Wund or (assrl, and I aineet. ihe working of his inines, with the cultisas griber. It will readily be (un cited that twe w warubul then he Iras precipitate in tion of his helde

This prendation M not taken til after fa un dan putuolrely an idiouralla opi.

The enlightened and they are numerous, numberless experiments haud rendered n of dra.

particularly in the urrat towns! laugh at the prospect of sures hopeless. The un ill, without dahe, a k me whether all three pretended wonders, and even al idea 'or iylindriral impressiu now prr. the dream of the Illnia, and the din. **deaborgianem, thongh it is truly a sented itsell, which had been attempted to riposant Mesmrt, arr ferrived in Sweden. native production; others do not esen others without suurest ; and a mn u follie on In this also anewrf, lu more than any know any thing of it.

this entrik *** *** completed, after fis-re else, unless you wount among the

unter'ng great dificulties, at the coup of | *th-rentorians and the Iron Pero, as the arr rallri; who, herweser,


the year 1-1. It may be proper here to

introdusere an rutline of its operation mer med at the prinsiples of the for

The form is the cutn puosell types is Drt oily that of mirrruul barruloner:


plasmofon a curringe auf enthal, which is in be, animated by it, the the renerable


stantlı piestny under the inking nulinder, 1111**, upru on the cost of Africa to In our lant Number, we mentioned obtaining a rival of ink in ite igerse and apo slaves a surre of instrution and that the Interiery longedte was the only curse: the resistere have a la rular de Dep, Be*. , and, warn the furins of w.. Jornal in the world printed by the talon matin, for the purpose of 94T it il af lunas olent work 4* hap in ne smuralle Machine; and as a

the mk to fore it is con molested to the Reverse the river bryl, in thr last hind site laiba century take the boys and interest te stelojesin a brief scerning of why the paper is bril

, a buff!! ****** 11. let of edildiary mcsand il forn. Aters the form jo thorong'i't sikt,

it pases under the printing p1 et, en danetos jurarnry, for a serund tione, to ko la 4 a . In their are lliuen mis, then

by whi ha almout a thomanul lor improvin, and threre deberto *•olf jos 15e xusulny wil has many ot of freer larki orla are per hour pointa the hands of the bon who wants to re

.:( I love the model intention. 'Ihr rrive it This is termed anle Moshuone : * Mesmerians, or, to speak tope porro tauto if the nusements, their tapos pag the assist use of tw* *** pofit!!! of stoel, the ir part•***), are enhantuu tu

sheta e me arte por bo ir le ofrez's'. 1. brat i serweta of the tu as #burl the rin ito na bis the nature of the love oprep, is of the atmost in perpe stue to a

ne var. it * dippedl mlje, fos * * * * * mifel in Fragen, will periton tives fuitfirm it boxerke its

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pornore, thesgo w for the the coming in an, free, clearners, and correctness. Aeneantep 1-14 After the fans! Hoe

awake, # have breta di pubide more grauifying s ne than the atmonlehines weer vetrated, the grau 113» of a 4.48 mmea hiru of saying or blame of this pere of mechanisin, it is un peinement of the name on 6-*** De do lesa ber thaks neither Relatte must po bole's expuente. it seems that suggested, so called trianta de lost? :!* bi bird capable of an imporotne funes of bun.. ingenuity, and if evii shert printed out forbedre It has de penal, after rer!i's own original maun rime answer which were intan a thing of the hun merited publie and taking and prinier afperators, wis

ramagra or ruthne, rast large pas fa 4-stating the sit:102.28 low leerti bumself murat» »n and achnowlement, we he set mit a double de me permeso in 12,13 abest ber primut of the alrange slate na to say that it is this wonderful the paper jo imt ca un pretless when mo! e di antingent les la inuy be produced within us aparatus. Printed in the bou-e where the icedes, where to germiso at intervalo,


thence the sheet passes into the Machine, / of three epic poems, and of fifteen tra- the French regard not only all modern, but and is ejecteil in a few seconds printed on gedies. The mayor, terrified, and fearing all ancient art with contempt in comparison both sides. By this means 900 sheets are lest his squadron should fall asleep, cries with their own productions. The vanity struck off in an hour, printed on both sides, out, but in vain,

of the French, and not their taste, was gratior 1800 impressions; if the double sized “ Vos vers sont innocens, et votre prose aussi.” fied by the temporary possession of the paper be used; 3600 single impressions. No, answers the inexorable poet

great works of which, during their career Two boys and an overlooker are all the assistance requisite, and a steam engine

" Il me faut des lecteurs, et j'en prends oli je

of infamy, which they are pleased to call

glory, they pillaged the surrounding nations

peux." of one-horse power is sufficient force to

of Europe. They felt not their real value. impel it.

This epistle was completely successful.
This first sitting promises well; and the friend of mine who visited Paris during the

They were incapable of enjoying thein. A
The Patentees must feel a just pride in the
completion of such an arduous under lectures on the history of different forms autumn of 1915, when the Louvre' was in
taking, after so many years of labour and of worship, promised by M. Benjamin full splendour, observed that the few French
expense; and it is not the least gratifying Constant, insure beforehand particular artists who had placed their casels in the
circumstance attending it, to consider that success to the thirty-third year of the gallery, were shabbily clad, and had in all
in England so important an invention has | Lyceuin.

respects a mean appearance. A French been inatured, which had been previously

gentleman to whom he made the remark, rejected by all the principal cities on the


told him that he must not judge of French continent; for the inventor (r. König)

artists generally by those individuals; for spent not less than two years in seeking

that it was only such persons as could not patronage in Germany and Russia, till at

On Monday Mr. Turner commenced his afford to attend the ateliers of the great length, to use his own words, he was annual Course of Lectures on Perspective. Parisian painters, that were compelled to compelled to take refuge in England, the As an introductory discourse, it perhaps have recourse to the Louvre. In other only country where mechanical inventions does not offer a fair subject for miante ex- words, it was only those who were unable are duly rewarded.”

amination; but it did seem to us to be a to study the performances of David, Girard,
little unconnected and obsoletc. The lec- or Lefebvre, that were under the degrading

turer laid due stress upon the fundamental and injurious necessity of putting up with LEARNED SOCIETIES. principles of geometry, as the source of all the pictures of Raphael, Titian, or Corre

true outline in the arts ; but we thought gio. I could not resist the temptation of THE ATHENÆUM AT PARIS.

that he rather dilated too muih upon this troubling you with this anecdote, because

part of his subject, and cxalted it at the I think it is characteristic and satisfactory; (From Paris.)

expense of analogy to Nature in all her decidedly shewing, that if the English paintIn the first sitting this winter, which forins,—the genuine and only foundation ers are to be condemned for want of genius, took place on the 25th November, M. for the grand, the spirited, and the sublime, at least the French are not qualified to proTissot delivered the opening speech before as geometry is the rudiment of the just and pounce the sentence. As to the repeatedly a numerous and brilliant assembly, which correct.

insinuated, and as repeatedly refuted, asserhad a right to be difficult, after having Albert Durer is no doubt a good au- tion, that the climate of England is unheard La Harpe, Chenier, and M. Le thority for certain data; yet it is carrying favourable to the cultivation of the fine arts, Mercier, in the same place; and which a regard to forms too far to find geome- ! will not trespass on your patience by say, shewed itself to be just, by applauding the trical figures in every subject, as fancy sees ing a single word on the subject. “ Facts,” talents of the new speaker.

images in the fire. It is admitted that there as Burns has it, M. Tissot, by an ingenious supposition, can be no great artist without a perfect

are stubborn chiels that winna ding, inquired to what degree of perfection the knowledge of this A B C of his profession;

And munna be disputed." great writers of the age of Louis XIV. but if he servilely adheres to it, he will never It would be invidious to particularize would rise if they were to revive in our arrive at that consummation so devoutly to British artists now living ; but the country days, when literature has shaken off almost be wished

that has produced a Reynolds, a Hogartli, as many prejudices as politics. He then

To snatch a grace beyond the reach of art. and a Wilson, may fearlessly challenge the proceeded to a judicious examination of our theatrical system, and at the same time

From the mode in which the illustrative rivalry of any nation, though broiling in

the torrid zone. that he acknowledged our incontestible drawings and designs were displayed, we superiority, the blind idolatry of those in the speaker, whose course was sufficiently were rather confused than enabled to follow

I am, Sir,

Yours, &c. terary Jansenists, who defend the three unities of Aristotle with as much zeal as

A. ENGLISH ARTIST. erratic without further impediments. if they were evangelical truths, M. Tissot

Such a lecture might be concocted out of demonstrated that, aided by our classical some two or three old volumes,—the appli

cation being left to the hearer. taste, we may conquer, among modern na

(Concluded from 10. 48.) tions, dramatic combinations hitherto un

According to this testimony, * therefore, known among us, and poetical beauties of THE FINE ARTS IN ENGLAND AND FRANCE. England possesses much, nay, the most of a new order. Such is the interesting ob To the Editor of the Literary Guzel!0. what has come down to us from that highject which the Professor proposes to him Sir,

est period of the art, and the only doubt self in the course which he has just opened. The opinion of English painters cx- is, whether this possession be legal or not.

After a very agreeal:le little tale by M. pressed by M. Simond, and by the critic Some seruplously honest men, or those Lenazuriér, Ni. Viennel recited an epistle of his own nation, whose review you pub- who wish to appear so, publicly accuse in verse, full of fire, spirit, and gaiety. lished in the Literary Gazette of the 27th Loril Elgin; as it, by bringing away these

The subject is an absurd denunciation, of ult. cannot surprise those who know that antiques, he had comunitteil the most which the author himself was the victim.

shameful robbery out of lust of gain ; The mayor of a village, followed by a

• Simondd, we might have notice 1, is a French whereas ire know for certain, that lie degiard and several gens d'armes, suddenly lived twenty-two years at New York, and only is in no proportion with their intrinsic

man by birth, an American by habit, having manded but a very moderate price, which enters one morning to inspect the papers half an Englishman, having married an English value, or even with the trouble and risk of of the suspected poet: the latter seizes

woman. the opportunity, and calls upon them, in judices are not so strong as on the subject of the

It is to be haperl, his other Gallic prethe name of their duty, to hear the reading Fine Arts.-FDITOR.

The Testimony of Canova.

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