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ceived, or Timur Bec pursued, in their rage cured the free navigation of the former essay was reported to have been written for conquest. Neither the disastrous issue of river by the possession of Delhi, Agra, and by Mr. Barrow, and the composition would the expedition to Egypt, nor the attain Calpee, with an important tract of country not discredit a more veteran writer. It ment of the first office in the state, could along its right bank. Besides these acqui- must indeed be arlmitted, that a public man, moderate the views of this restless spirit, sitions, our Government obtained the greater having free access to Goernment docuwho, instead of applying his power to the part of the province of Bundelcund, the ments, can scarcely fail of interesting his restoration of general tranquillity on the whole of Cuttack in Orissa, and the most readers, when he undertakes to describe, by basis of sincerity, employed the short in- valuable territory in Guzerat ; thereby se authority, the objects contemplated by miterval of peace, after the treaty of Amiens, curing the navigation along that immense nisters, in equipping an expensive armain planning new schemes of aggrandise- coast from the Ganges to the Indus, while ment for the purposes of extending science ment, and laying a train for kindling the in the Deccan our frontier received an in- and prosecuting discovery. In addition to flames of war with tremendous fury on crease equally important to the security of this, there is always something attractive in the plains of Asia. The position which the our own dominions and those of our allies. a new and paradoxical hypothesis—such French occupied in the finest part of India, Such were the beneficial results of this as the notion advanced by Mr. Barrow, that where the blind and aged Emperor was en brilliant war, the particulars of which are the nearer a ship advances towards the Pole, tirely at their disposal, and their direction now for the first time amply and luminously the less obstruction she will experience from of the military concerns of the trading brought to the view of the British public, floating ice : that the whole of our anstates, held out a flattering prospect to in a manner which does the highest credit tient navigators were mistaken in their opithe ambition of Napoleon, whose agents to the military and political talents of the nions relative to Greenland and Baftin's were in consequence soon actively at work writer, who was actively engaged in the Bay: that the accumulation of ice in the vithroughout every part of the country, sow scenes he has so ably described. Seldom cinity of Spitsbergen, is dispersed by a vioing disaffection among our subjects, and sti- indeed have we had the pleasure of perusing lent effort of nature about once in every mulating the native powers to acts of hosti- a work combining so much reflection with four centuries: that the Danish Colony, so lity. On the part of the British government the detail of martial operations, as in the long lost to the inother country, may still the utmost moderation was observed, present instance. The writer, in his motto be restored to a communication with the though not without a due degree of watch from the Roman historian, characterizes his rest of Europe-with many other supposifulness, and such precautionary measures volume as the faithful record of great ac- tions equally ingenious and amusing. * Havas were deemed necessary to guard against tions; and, we may add, that he has nar- ing at his command all the advantages arisany sudden explosion. Lord Wellesley, rated them in a manner suitable to the im- ing from the best official information, towlio was then at the head of the adminis- portance of the subject. Tam Marti quam gether with ample means for satisfying tration in India, had long penetrated into the Niercurio, is no easy or common coalition; public curiosity, was it necessary that Mr. designs of the Marhattas, and he was no and though we have some good military his- Barrow should attempt to bolster his own stranger to the intrigues of their French tories, the generality fall far short of that production by undervaluing the publication auxiliaries. Without betraying, however, exquisite model of chaste simplicity exhi- of a humble contemporary? Yet that he apprehensions of danger, or making an os bited by Cæsar. By this observation we did so is sufficiently evinced by the spirited tentatious parade of martial preparations, do not mean to institute any thing like a letter of Lieutenant Chappell to Mr. Gifthis great statesman digested a comprehen- comparison between two productions ne- ford, wherein he has completely exposed sive plan, which, in the event of war be- cessarily very dissimilar, but we have no Mr. Barrow's animadversions upon
his coming indispensable, should prove effec- hesitation in saying, that the Memoir of Narrative of a Voyage to Hudson's Bay;" tual to the security of the British territo- the War in India is constructed on that plan It is not my intention to enter more fully ries, and subversive of any confederacy that which would have met with the approbation into this subject, but as every thing in the might be formed against them. Accord of the severest critics of antiquity. The au- least connected with regions lying within ingly, when the enmity of Scindiah, and the thor very properly introduces his narrative the Arctic Circle must at the present mohostile intentions of the Marhatta states, be- with an historical and statistical account of ment be peculiarly acceptable to your readcame too plain to be mistaken, and too for the country, abstracted from authorities of ers, and as Ice Bergs, and Whales, and midable to admit of partial operations, this undeniable validity, and condensed with Esquimaux, are becoming common topics scheme of military policy was put in force, equal perspicuity and impartiality. Having of conversation, this curiosity respecting and at the same moment of time all the thus laid open the grounds and reasons of the productions of Northern Lands, may confederated powers, great and small, na- the war, which on our side was rendered induce you to admit a few remarks upon tive and alien, becaine the objects of at-imperative after great forbearance, the the Rein-deer of North America, the most tack. While General, afterwards Viscount, scheme digested by the British government, numerous race inhabiting those vast deserts Lake, marched upon Delhi, taking in his for insuring a speedy and glorious termina- which extend from the boundaries of Caway General Perron, who was strongly en tion of the contest, is stated with precision. nada to the Frozen Ocean. Having been camped under the walls of the impregnable Thus prepared, we are led into the field, for many years a Fur trader, employed in fort of Allyghur, Major-General Wellesley, beginning of course with the march of the the vicinity of Lake Winnepeg, and the now Duke of Wellington, made a rapid Commander-in-chief, under whom the Stony Mountains, I had frequent opportumovement against the combined Marhatta author served throughout the whole of this nities of making observations, which may force in the Deecan. Both measures were war, as he afterwards did in that which serve materially to illustrate the natural crowned with a success unparalleled in the the noted Jeswunt Row Holkar had the history of those remote countries. It is military history of India ; and a war, which temerity to wage against the English, on not my intention to publish these Notes in spread from Bombay to Bengal, was by this the dissolution of the Marhatta confederacy. a volume by theinselves, I have neither time plan of co-operation brought to a glorious
(To be continued.)
nor inclination suitable to such an underissue at the end of four months, comprising
taking ; but, as your Journal possesses an within that short space, four general battles, eight regular sieges and stormings of ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. Although we are not aware of any official fortresses, in all of which British valour
authority assumed by the Quarterly Review, and prevailed over accumulated obstacles, the
do not coincide with our Correspondent's opinion combination of formidable powers, and
on several points, our love of impartiality, and every advantage arising from local posi To the Editor of the Literary Gazette.
the value of his subsequent facts, insure him our tion, military means, and numerical | The last Number of the Quarterly Review, few unimportant alterations, which we adopt in
thanks, and an immediate insertion, with only a strength. These signal successes added to published in February, contains a luminous order to avoid controversy in a publication which the British empire the Marhatta estates be article on the Polar Ice, and North-West we find too limited for rational entertainment tween the Jumna and the Ganges, and se- Passage into the Pacific Ocean. This able and information ---Ed,
extensive circulation, and has obtained a ascertained, that they never lie down with-, mination I have been able to take of the highly respectable character for ability and out taking the singular precaution to de- matter, it appears to me that the writer has impartiality, a few pages of my memoranda scribe a number of circles, decreasing in not understood his subject, and has bewilshall be occasionally transmitted to you for ward, thus, toward the central spot on dered himself with his Cocker or his Ready insertion.
which they intend to repose for the night, Reckoner, and that in fact the 91 out of Naturalists have never sufficiently ex so that the dogs wherewith the Indians in- | 10, which he mentions as being relieved, plored the various habits of Hyperborean vade their retreats, are compelled, in fol- are in fact the exact proportion of those animals. The providential sagacity and lowing the scent, to pass repeatedly round out of 10 that are not relieved, instead of foresight of the Beaver, have, it is true, been the sleeping herd, and thereby to warn the those thut are. In charity I would wilmade the subject of many an exaggerated watchful sentinel of approaching danger. lingly have supposed that it might have description; and the Polar Bear has been One of the most remarkable methods of been a typographical error, when I first frequently eulogized as a striking instance hunting is that practised by the Indians saw it in figures, but when I find on page of instinctive affection; while the fleetest near Lake Winnepeg, on the first setting 501 the following remark, I am compelled and most beautiful inhabitant of the desert, in of the winter frosts. No sooner are to view it as a misrepresentation wilfully and still remains
the ponds and morasses frozen sufficiently knowingly made to serve a particular pur“ unhonoured and unsung.” hard to sustain a man's weight, than the na- pose:
Such is the extraordinary picture Mr. Chappell affirms, that “ the rein-deer tives set off in pursuit of deer. The af- exhibited, on the highest authority, of the of North Ainerica are evidently of the same
frighted animals finding themselves pur- richest, the most industrious, and most species with those of Lapland ;” but, with sued, immediately quit the woods and moral population, that probably ever existed. ail possible deference to the authority of an
strike for the open spaces, where they are MORE THAN NINE-TENTHS of its WHOLE eye-witness, to whom the prince of mo
less incommoded by their antlers. But the AMOUNT occasionally subsist on public dern travellers, Dr. Clarke, has recorded ice, although it be capable of bearing the charity.”—The extreme accuracy in the such high testimonials of respect, it will huntsman, is yet too thin to support the Edinburgh Reviewer's calculations is not perhaps be possible to point out many plunging of flying rein-deer, and it con- confined to the article on the Poor Laws, peculiarities in the rein-deer of America, sequently gives way at every blow of the for in page 451 in the same Number, in which are not observable in those of Lap-hoofs. The labour of extracting its legs noticing Mir. Ellis's Account of the Embassy land. For instance, Lieutenant Chappell soon tires out the terrified animal, which is to China, some not able instances occur, has himself noticed, that the deer of Hud- speedily overtaken, and speared to death by which, if you think worth inserting in your
its son's Bay migrate annually towards the
valuable Journal, I will communicate. Southern countries in search of a milder Should the foregoing observations meet
Your obedient Servant,
J.J. climate, where they may bring forth and your approbation, I shall speedily transmit nourish their young: Having accomplished you some further extracts from my Collecthe object for which they instinctively trateina,
LEARNED SOCIETIES. verse pathless savannas and cross foaming
PETER CHASSING. torrents, the deer again turn their timid
Oxford), May 16.-On Saturday, the glances towards the North, and, for some
9th instant, the last day of Easter Term, inscrutable purpose, retrace their periodical
THE EDINBURGH REVIEW.
the following Gentlemen were admitted to journey, retreating again to those wild and MR. EDITOR,
Degrees :desolate tracts on which scarcely ever was On taking up the last Number of the Masters of Arts.--Mr. Anthony Mervin “ imprinted the foot of a man. Thus we Edinburgh Review (58,) my attention was Reeve Story, of Wadham College; Rev. may observe, that in the Northern parts attracted by its notice of the Reports of the Joseph Cuming, of Oriel ; Mr. Charles of America the rein-deer are continually Select Committee of the House of Com- Miller, of Merton. passing and repassing the numerous river's mons on the Poor Laws; a subject you will Bachelors of Arts.-Bertie Entwisle Jarvis with which the whole of that continent is readily admit to be of the highest import- Esq. of Christ Church, and George Brian, intersected. But we have no evidence of this ance to this country, and one that should Esq. of Exeter Coll. grand compounders ; being the case in Lapland. On the con- have confined the writer of the article at Mr. Henry Lewis Majendie, Mr. John trary, it may be confidently asserted that least to the truth. In a journal taking so Michael Severne, Mr. John Symons Pering, no annual migrations of a similar descrip- high ground as that Review does, it may of Oriel College; Mr. Walter Powell, and tion occur amongst the same class of ani- naturally be concluded that some of its read- Mr. Ellis Roberts, Scholars of Jesus Colmals in the North of Europe.
ers form their conclusions upon its de- lege; Mr. James Monkhouse Knott, and Although the rein-deer supply the Esqui ductions, without examining the premises Mr. John Clarke Jenkins, of Lincoln Colmaux and other American tribes with the upon which they are grounded. Any mis lege; Mr. William John Gilbert, Scholar greater part of their scanty subsistence, yet representations, therefore, either wilfully or of Brasennose College ; Mr. Robert Salkeld, they are extremely wary and difficult to ob- ignorantly made, are calculated to do mis- of Corpus Christi College. tain. l'he easiest way of procuring reni- chief, and that mischief may be great in The whole number of Degrees in Easter son is by lying in wait upon the banks of proportion to the circulation of the error. Term was-D.D). 3; B.D. 2; M. A. 35; rivers, which the deer are compelled to The Reviewer asserts, page 500, “ That B.A. 34; Matriculations 99. swim across in prosecution of their perio- the total of persons reliered annually in On Wednesday, the first day of Act dical journeys, and then, by attacking England is 940,026. That the populu- Term, the following Gentlemen were adthem in the water, to secure a whole herd tion of England and Wales appears tomitted to Degrees :at one time. This method has been accu- be by the last return, 10,150,615; so that Masters of Arts.-- John Eagles, Esq. of rately described in the “ Narrative” to the number of persons reliered from the Wailham College, grand compounder;
Rev. which I have already alluded. But there poor's rates appears to be 19 in each ten James Hooper, of Oriel ; Rev. David are many other means pursued by the of the population.” Thus, with a most Morgan, Rev. Thomas Morgan, Mr. John Indians for the same purpose, as may be glaring negligence of arithmetic, and de- Hughes, Scholar, and Rev. Thomas Read, discovered by a reference to the voluminous fiance of manifest fact, he asserts what of Jesus College; Mr. William Milton works of M:Kenzie and Hearne.
every schoolboy can refute. But, for the Re- Bridger, and Mr. Charles Thomas Longley, The following particulars have escaped viewer's satisfaction, I will, with your permis- Mr. William Foster Lloyd, Mr. James the notice of every traveller who has pub- sion, state it thus, and admit for argument, Arthur, Wilson, Students, of Christ Church; lished an account of this portion of the that eren if the number of persons relieved Rev. Jasper Farmer Baillie, Rev. Francis globe : -No animals exhibit more sagacity amounted to 1,000,000, and the population, Brandt, Mr. Henry Latham, Mr. Roger in eluding pursuit than the rein-deer of as he states, 10,000,000, it would then only Manwaring Manwaring, and Rev. Augustus Hudson's Bay: it has been indisputably I be oue in ten; but, upon the closest exa- Edward Hobart, of Brasennose College ;
Rev. Joseph Bockett, of Trinity College ; | the English newspapers)a short account of the brought to Paris several fragments of them, Rev. James Boys, of Wadham College. researches lately made in Egypt and Nubia by and there must be sereral entire ones in the
Bachelors of Arts.—Mr. John Garbett, some travellers, extracted from a letter ad- British Museum, which we had put on board of All Souls' College; Mr. William New- dressed to M.Visconti. This account, though our vessels to be conveyed to France, when land Pedder, Scholar, and Mr. Hugh More- very interesting, is far from satisfying the the capitulation gave up all our fleet to the ton Phillips, of Worcester College ; Mr. curiosity which is, and always will be, excited English army. We may believe that if the Sa mnuel Fenton, of Jesus College ; Mr. by a country so rich in antiquities. It an- learned Visconti
, whose recent loss we Godfrey Bird, and Mr. John Billington, nounces as new, discoveries which belong deplore, had lived to receive M. Belzoni's Scholar, of University College ; Mr. John' to the French expedition in Egypt. France, letter, he would not have communicated it Evans, Mr. Joseph Pitt, and Hon. John more than any other nation in Europe, must to the public without rectifying all these Pratt Hewitt, of Christ Church ; Mr. Fre- be interested in the investigations which shall facts; he was too well acquainted both deric Gambier, Mr. George Hamilton Sey- be pursued in this classic country, since she with the antiquities of Egypt, and the work mour, and Mr. William Oldfeld Bartlett, has made so many sacrifices to discover its published in France, to leave in this notice Postmasters of Merton College; Mr. Oswald monuments, to study its climate and its the name of “ Sphinx”, improperly given Feilden, Mr. William Best, Mr. David productions, and to display to the learned to these figures of moderate proportion, Lewis, and Mr. John Walker, of Brasen-world all its antiquities, which, though they and he would have added, that they are nose College; Mr. William Hutcheson, of have been admired for these three thousand engraved in the “ Description of Egypt,” St. Mary Hall; Mr. John Henry Coates years, were not the better known.
(see the third volume of the Antiquities, Borwell, and Mr. John Davies, of St.
It is now ten years since the “ Descrip- pl. xLvII. fig. 1 and 2.) Neither would Edmund Hall; Mr. Samuel Young Sea- tion of Egypt,” printed at the expence of this celebrated antiquary have permitted his grave of Magdalen Hall; Mr. William Roch, the State, began to be published. "At that name to appear at the head of a letter, in of Trinity College ; Mr. Richard Higgs, of time and since, there have been published in which the appellation of the “ tomb of Wadham College; Mr. David Jenkyns, this
work drawings of all the ancient edifices Apis,” is arbitrarily given to one of the caand Mr. Henry Clissold, of Exeter College; which adorn that country, from Nubia to tacombs of the valley, of the toinbs of the Mr. William Heald Ludlow, and Mr.
James Memphis : a detailed description accom- kings; and that of the head of Memnon, to Gray, of Queen's College; Mr. Charles Gray Round, and Mr. John Morton Colson, are dedicated to the monuments of Thébes, colossusses which are found standing or
panies this grand picture. Two volumes one of the fragments of those numerous of Balliol College; Mr. Richard French which can be compared with nothing in the thrown down among those immense ruins. Laurence, Scholar, of Pembroke College.
world, for grandeur, and the style of archi If the mummy of an ox has been found Thursday the Prize Compositions were tecture. Åll Thebes has passed, as we in a sarcophagus, there is nothing surprisadjudged as follows:
may say, before the eye of the reader, with ing in that ; besides, to judge of it, we THE CHANCELLOR'S PRIZES. its palaces, its temples, its obelisks, its should have a correct drawing, if we have Latin Essay.--"Biography.”—Mr. John avenues of sphinxes, its colossal coluinns, not the mummy itself. But what concluLeycester Adolphus, B. A. Fellow of St. its catacombs, and the tombs of its kings, sion can we draw from it, for the denominaJohn's College.
are adorned with paintings in such ex- tion of the tomb ? Who does not know that Latin Essay.--" Quam vim in Moribus cellent preservation. How could the French the ox Apis (the object of a symbolical Populi conformandis exhibeant Reruin pub- travellers, who to the number of forty visited worship which is still inexplicable, notwithlicarum subitæ Mutationes ?”—Mr. Samuel this ancient capital, and inhabited its ruins standing the ingenious interpretations of Hinde, B.A. of Queen's College.
for several months, avoid perceiving that Jablonski) was renewed every five and Latin Verses. —“Titus Hierosolymam avenue of sphinxes which M. Belzoni in his twenty years. This was said to be the expugnans.”—Mr. Thomas Holden Orme- account pretends to have discovered? We duration of his life ; after that time he was rod, Undergraduate, Fellow of New Coll. are sorry to be obliged to point out a drowned in the Nile, and
another ox, SIR ROGER NEWDIGATE'S PRIZE. double mistake which he has committed. exactly resembling the former, was sought English Verse. “ The Coliseum.” The statues of which he speaks are not for to supply his place. How many tombs The same, Mr.T. H. Ormerod.
sphinxes, they are figures of women seated, must have been required to embalm and
wearing the mask of a lion. It would be deposit all these animals? In respect to CAMBRIDGE, May 16.- At the Congrega- also giving a very exaggerated idea of them Memnon, how could the new traveller, who tion on Friday last, the degree of Bachelor to coinpare them with the colossuses of the has past a long time at Thébes, avoid seein Divinity was conferred on the Rev. great avenues of Thebes. These colossuses, ing the numerous inscriptions engraved James Henry Monk, Fellow and Tutor of which have been likewise all called by the upon the legs of one of the two great Trinity College, and Reg. Prof. of Greek.
name of sphinxes, but improperly, are colossusses of the plain of the Memnonium, On the same day, W. F. Chambers, of eighteen or twenty feet in length; what and which attest that this is the statue Trinity College, Physician to St. George's relation can there be between these enor- which has borne in all ages the name of Hospital, was admitted to the degree of mous masses and statues of the human Memnon ? Has he perhaps brought away Doctor in Physic; and the degree of Master size? But this is not all : M. Belzoni the bust of it? No, certainly. There are of Arts was conferred on the Hon. Mr. fancies that he is the first who discovered several very large colossal heads of roseThellusson, of Trinity College, son of Lord these female statues. How can he have coloured or black granite, lying in the Rendlesham.
been ignorant that they have been noticed, sand; among them is one at the monument The Norrisian prize for the present year measured, and described, long before? The of Osymandyas, which was discovered in is adjudged to the Rev. James Clarke French travellers, during their abode at digging, and which we tried to carry away; Franks, M.A. of Trinity College, for his Thébes, caused excavations to be made in time and events hindered it still more than Essay on the following subject :-" What a place on the right bank, to discover these the enormous weight of the figure. We confirmation does the credibility of the statues. They were very much surprised left it with its face turned upwards, and Gospel History derive from the number at finding a great number of figures all very easy to be seen: it is of granite, and and concurrence of the Evangelists ?” alike, confusedly thrown together in a of exquisite workmanship. It is of a rose
heap, between two walls ; so that it was colour; the polish is admirable, and the ARTS AND SCIENCES.
then and is still doubted, whether they style of the figure no less so (see pl. xxxi.
had been placed there as in a magazine, or vol. 2, of the Description of the AntiquiNote on the Egyptian Monuments.
whether they had been precipitately buried ties of the City of Thebes, hy Messrs. JolBy M. Jomard.
at a certain time, as, for example, to save lois and Devilliers.) The new traveller
them from the ravages of Cambyses. Not does not say a word of the colour of the Some time ago there was published in a only have we discovered, described, and stone, which hinders us from recognizing French Journal(whence it was translated into I made drawings of these statues, but we the statue in question. This, which has
been transported to the Nile after six I have not spoken in this note of the dis- | At first we thought the figures not suffimonths labour, is said to be ten feet high, coveries which have lately been made in Nu-ciently aërial, and probably this is the from the breast to the crown of the head; bia, for, in order to form a decided opinion truth; but there is an expression and inbut the block which I have just mentioned, on the antiquities of that country, we must
terest about them that soon brings us to measures to the top of the head-dress only wait for the publication of the researches partake of their revel, and we forget any two meters and a quarter, or six feet eleven of Mr. Bankes, and those of M. Burckhardt, defect in the execution. Raeburn, we inches of France, which do not make who has travelled three years under the think, does not display his usual felicity seven feet five inches English.* Another name of Sheykh Ibrahym, and who unfor- this year; and indeed it may be remarked, still larger statue has been found by the tunately died lately. The subterranean that most of the Scottish artists, who two same traveller : it is ten feet from the neck temple of Y'psambul, which M. Belzoni | seasons since occupied so marked a situato the extremity of the head-dress; it thinks he has discovered, had been already tion, seem, like soine of Ossian’s heroes, to deserved, as much as the preceding, the visited by several Europeans, particularly have been sleeping from that period till honour of being attributed to Memnon. by Mr. Thomas Legh. It is towards that now on the “ clouds of their fame.” Owen This arbitrary appellation puts me in mind country and the Oases that the eyes of has some dignitarics of the Church, excelof the strange idea which "General Menou travellers must be turned, who wish to lent liknesses ; and we cannot conceive a had, to call by the name of Canal Antony, employ their researches and their talents more delightful lounge for the expectants without any authority, a ford which com- in a truly new and useful manner ; for the of mitres than the Great Room presents, municates from the Mediterranean to Lake architecture of Egypt has been entirely for, undoubtedly, if the portraits tell the Maréotis, and which he had a mind to have measured by the French artists. · Only it truth, which, when they do not flatter, we dug in order to convey the French fleet inight be wished that we had a greater may suppose they do, there is every appearfrom the port of Alexandria to that lake. number of hieroglyphical inscriptions, arce of some vacancies soon in the Bench
It is with much reason that M. Belzoni though a great many have been brought to of Bishops. Those represented in the Exassures us that it is difficult to give an idea of France; but it will be advisable to draw hibition look, for the most part, as if the the magnificence of the tombs of the kings complete scenes, or bring back the impres- cares of the church, or old age, had worn at Thébes, and of the brilliancy of the sions, in order to collect the hieroglyphics them pretty nearly out. But as most of paintings with which the walls are covered with scrupulous exactness, if it is wished them have got more livings than one, we In fact it is not possible to express or to
to do something that may not be entirely may be mistaken, and we would not encouimagine the lively colours which adorn these useless.
E. JOMARD. rage too sanguine hopes of iinmediate paimmense galleries cut out of the rock. The
tronage in Lord Liverpool, or of an opporgrandeur of these subterraneous monuments
tunity of saying Nolo instead of Volo in does not yield in any respect to that of
Dean or Prebend in existence. 119. The
THE FINE ARTS. the palaces and temples ; so that it has
Happy Fox-hunter, by Cooper, is not been said, that what the Egyptians have
in his best manner: there is too much done above ground can be compared to
landscape, and too little animal. Now, aninothing, unless it he to the works which In our general view of the opening of the mal is his forte, and landscape is not. they have executed under ground. The present Exhibition, we took a hasty glance 121. Portrait of Hinself, by F. Ferriere, is tomb lately discovered appears to be at those pictures in the upper apartments, a very forcible head, full of truth and nacurious; but it is very far from exceeding which seemed to press for most immediate ture.
We dislike the size of it-it is neiin extent all the others : a length of three notice. That we passed over many, was
ther life nor miniature ; and though a man hundred and nine English feet, or two not to be attributed to their want of inerit ; may be of the middle age, we know of no hundred and ninety French feet, is very in- but to other circunstances : soine, such as equivalent of bulk, and Mr. F. would not ferior to that of several of the eleven tombs West's, from their very conspicuousness, and like to be thought a dwarfish lusus naturæ. of the Kings, which were visited and mca- the acknowledged rank and talent of the mas-140. Hernia and Helena, by W. Allston, sured by the French literati. The largest ter rendering it immaterial whether we par- is a good effect from having looked closely of these, measures one hundred and twenty- ticularized them or not; others, such as
at the ancient school; it is, however, ratwo meters (three hundred and seventy-five Northcote's (No. 1. Prisoner at Sedge-ther imitation than competition, and its feet ;) another, a hundred and fourteen moor,) from their requiring a more lengih- scattered and loose texture does not raise meters (about three hundred and fifty-one ened critique than we could then allow; the reputation of the artist. 308. The Vefeet) (see pl. Lxxviii. fig. 2, 3, Antiq. and still inore, such as Beechey's, from netian Curiosity Shop, Mrs. Ansley, This vol. 2.)
their number and inequality. Dealing still is called a sketch, whereas it is a finished Among things worthy of interest, we rather in generals, at least so far as criti- picture, and there appears to be more of find in the traveller's account inaccuracies, cism is concerned, we have to notice affectation than of difidence in the inisor details which appear to be very ill sup- No. 13. The Poacher detected, by W. nomer. Be that as it may, this is a very capiported. We ask, what may be those figures Kidd, a clever and promising picture, tal performance, an assemblage of rich coof a lion with the head of a vulture, which though crude in colouring ; and, if the ar
lour and incident brought cleverly tugehe has met with on his journey without tist is young (as we suppose he is, from not ther, various, and skilfully contrasted. The doubt he ought to have said, “ the head being acquainted with his name) certainly buildings in the back ground are well maof a sparrow-hawk.” This chimerical figure bidding fair to render him distinguished in naged, and the whole does honour to a fe
inale hand. is found in the Egyptian paintings and bas the style he has chosen. reliefs. As for the sarcophagus of ala
A few of the pictures we mentioned before In the Antique Academy there are a mulbaster, transparent as glass, found in a improve greatly upon us on narrower in- titude of subjects, of which we can only tomb, we must wish, for the advancement spection. Stothard's Fête Champêtre, and specify some tine enamels hy Bone ; excelof mineralogy, that this extraordinary piece Howard's Fairies, are eminently high in lent miniatures by A. Robertson, and by of workmanship may be soon brought to this list. The extraordinary effect and cha- Chalon and others; several good landscapes, Europe. Perhaps when we see it we may racter of the former, the sentiment it ef- and well coloured and natural Power pieces, be able to conceive how a piece of alabaster, fuses in the midst of its vivacity, steals in- anong the most remarkable of which is one thin enough to be transparent as glass, can sensibly over the fancy of the beholder, and by Mrs. Pope. The architectural drawings be nine feet seven inches long.
we contemplate in it almost a paradox in and designs are various and meritorious
the philosophy of mind—an artist declining We see many of these plans for new . It seems that the bust which has been con into the vale of years exercising a more po- buildings on paper, but by some accident veyed to the Nile, and there embarked for tent witchery of imagination than the most or other we never see any of them in stone England, is that of the statue of Osymandyas : youthful Poet of our day. The latter is also and lime. How is this? . Gandy has an exall these uncertainties will soon be removed. a production of fine imaginative powers. I traordinary thing, as he says, 'from Para
dise Lost, but we are of opinion it is from / veyed in a translation, without violating Come forth ! quick from thy scabbard fly, a kaleidoscope found : it is utterly inex- the rules of propriety fixed for the language Thou pleasure of the Soldier's eyeplicable, unless the artist has submitted to into which the translation is made. There Now to the scene of slaughter hic, be magnetized, and this is a copy of one of is great difficulty in avoiding, on one hand,
Thy native home-Hurrah! his beatific visions.
the total annihilation of all that characterizes " () glorious thus in nuptial tie, In the Model Academy there is nothing the foreign writer except his mere words, To join beneath heaven's canopyto exalt the character of our native school and on the other, of writing what may be Bright as a sunbeam of the sky, in that department of art. Chantrey is in- almost deemed nonsense when given in a new
Glitters your bride-Iurrah!" ferior to himself last year, except in his dress, by too great a fidelity to the original: Then out, thou messenger of strife, « animated busts,”—but this is rather ow- these extremes should be avoided in a good Thou German soldier's plighted wifeing to his subject (Lady F. Russell, a translation; and herein consists the prin- Who feels not renovated life child) than to any other cause. Baily has cipal art of making one. It is not amiss,
When clasping thee ?-Hurrah ! rather advanced by a small Flora, which is however, when the genius of a language well conceived, though perhaps in the ex will allow it, especially for the gratification
When in thy scabbard on my side, tremities there is an imitation of the defect of the curious reader, now and then to give Now Heaven has bid us ne'er divide,
I seldom glanced on thee, my bride ; rather than of the excellence of ancient a translation as near as possible in manner
For ever joined-Hurrah ! sculpture. Flaxman has some feeling mo- and spirit to the original, even when it numents ; Turnerelli, his beautiful bust and may seem new and uncouth if compared to Thee glowing to my lips I'll press, likeness of the Princess Charlotte. Bacon, productions written in the vernacular tongue. And all my ardent vows confessWestmacott, and other able contributors, The following wild and singular poem of O cursed be he, without redress,
Who thee forsakes-Hurrah ! preserve the even tenor of their way; but the celebrated German poet Körner, enin none of all do we find any produc ion titled “ The Sword Song," written a few
Let joy sit in thy polished eyes, which claims the eulogium we should be hours only before he was killed, on the While radiant sparkles flashing rise happy to have an occasion to bestow on our 25th of August 1813, will exemplify this, Our marriage day dawns in the skies, rising Sculpture. and will no doubt interest those who are
My Bride of Steel-Hurrah! pleased with the bold imagery and the
C. R-g. SIR JOHN LEICESTER'S GALLERY. novelty of German poetry: it is rendered
Note.--In the Song from Körner which apWe fell into a mistake last week in our in every respect as near to the original as
peared in No. 68, the reader will substitute (4th notice of Mr. West's picture acquired for possible.
line of last stanza) “ angel” for “ hero." this truly patriotic Gallery: it is not a
Thou sword upon my belted vest, Sketch for Death on the Pale Horse, but of What means thy glittering polished crest ! a subject from the xixth chap. of Revela- | Thou seem'st within my glowing breast
MAGIC. tion, verse 11. The Opening of Heaven,
To raise a flame-Hurrah ! and the Vision of the White Horse. The
“I can call Spirits from the vasty deep." similarity of a part of this picture, and the The weapon of a freeman made ;
“ A Horseman brave supports my blade, crowded state of the apartment, which pre-For him 1 shine, for him I'll wade vented a full view of it, led us into the
Through blood and death-Hurrah!” Indeed I've heardmisconception that it was one of those original designs, which we had formerly aclmired Yes, my good sword, behold me free, so much in Mr. West's own noble painting I fond affection bear to thee,
Aye, thou hast heard, that I rooms, and which are often so greatly al-As though thou wert betrothed to me
Have held communion with unearthly things, tered in their progress to the finished
My earliest bride-Hurrah !
And brought them to my bidding.-If 'tis 30paint
(And may it not?) percbance thou hast the power ing, that the error was easy, and the highest “ Soldier of Fortune, I am thine,
To earn the like advantage. praise not misplaced. As we shall not probably have any fur- For thee alone my blade shall shine
I have heard ther occasion to notice Sir John Leicester's When, Soldier, shall I call thec mine,
Joined in the field ?-Hurrah !" Exhibition, we take leave of it by recalling,
That men (but 'tis a foolish fable) may a very apt passage from Hogarth, one of Soon as our bridal morn shall rise,
By midnight study, and sharp abstinence, whose pictures, by the way, as well as one While the shrill trumpet's summons flies,
And self-giv'n torture, and unholy prayer,
And base desertion of the God they serve, of Stothard's and Wilkie's, would be good And the red cannon rends the skies, additions to his fine collection.
And yielding up themselves a penalty,
Acquire a power to do--a world of wrong : Royal Academy was instituted, the royal “ O sacred union !-haste away,
But this is fable. patronage was justly held out by the advo- Ye tardy moments of delaycates of that measure as a matter of great I long, my bridegroom, for the day
Be not too sure--for once consequence; to which Hogarth, who was
To be thy bride-Hurrah!” rather hostile to the Establishment, replied,
I knew a man-'twas in a distant country
Who, fame did say, could draw the planets down (we quote the sense from memory-see Ire. Why cling'st thou in the scabbard--why?
By his dark art: and I have heard that he, land's Hogarth Illustrated,) “ The Prince Thou iron fair of destiny,
At times, held converse with the winds (speaking who wishes to encourage the Arts in this So wild—so fond of battle-cry,
Why cling'st thou so ? --Hurrah !
In some strange melody) and had the power country, will best promote his purpose by
To bid them waft him from remoter shores forming a Gallery of one or more of the “ I hold myself in dread reserve,
Their richest produce-Spirits he had, who principal works of the greatest of each of Fierce--fond in battle-fields to serve,
brought the living artists in his dominions." The cause of freedom to preserve-.
Vast pearls, such as the expert divers find We could devise no higher eulogy on the
For this I wait-Hurrah !"
Hard by Japan—and gems above all price. course pursued by Sir John Leicester. Rest-still in narrow compass rest
Within my ardent grasp comprest.
Aye—there were rubics, blood red-like suns
Setting thro' mist-blue amethysts, too gay “ Oh let me not too long await
Or else like weeping maiden's eyes, or violets Those characteristics of poetry, in respect I love the gory field of fate,
Wet in the spring-emeralds green (as grass to style and imagery, most esteemed in one Where death's rich roses glow elate
By splashing fountains)-diamonds, like stars particular tongue, are not easy to be con
In bloody bloom-Hurrah!” On winter nights and gold in showersmall from