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the Deity, soften the rude character of the antiquity were natives of Rome; and the merly Able Seaman on board the people, and restrain them from gross in- decline of Roman literature crowned the Frigate. pp. 136. dulgences.
Spanish Hesperides, Martial, Lucian, and There is no characteristic popular im- Quintillian. Modern Rome has not pro- and character ; the author being more
This we suppose is an assumed name pulse as in the capitals of other great na- duced a single musician of celebrity. tions, such as London, Paris, Madrid, Na Julio Romano and Carlo Maratti are the likely an able poet than an able seaman. ples, and which prevailed in so great a de-only distinguished painters who have been an introduction describes him as an gree in ancient Rome; but greatness of natives of modern Rome, and Vanvitelli Eastern traveller relating the story of Almind is still perceptible in the character of and Bernini the only eminent architects. giers to a party of his countrymen whom the Roman people. Their attachment to Yet Metastasio was a citizen of modern he meets in Libya. The style belongs polities is as strong as when the fate of all Rome, as well as Crescimbeni; the latter the rest of the world was decided in Rome, founded the Academia degli Arcudi, which to the modern School, and occasionally and the placards so repeatedly posted on has existed about 100 years, but he cannot follows the exemplar of Lord Byron, Pasquin and Marforio prove that the taste be placed in the highest rank among poets. though its general
character approaches for satire has not diminished. But the
De Rossi, the present professor of Orien- more nearly to the muse of Walter lofty spirit of the ancient Romans has de tal languages, and Monti, have both writ- Scott. In what relation the author generated into meanness, their haughtiness ten Latin and Italian poems, and may be stands to both, qur readers will judge into servility, and their courage into secret ranked among the most distinguished lite from the annexed specimens. cowardly assassination, particularly among rary men of modern Rome. The prelate the common people. But even the bandit- Stay writes Latin didactic poems on the The appearance of the British Fleet at Algiers habits and revengeful spirit of the Ita- Systems of Newton and Boscovich. Mon- High roll’d the day-all smiling sheen, lians are so far productive of good, that signor Garampi was a learned antiquary, with beans, and bowers of evergreen, they prevent harsh and tyrannical masters and Cardinal Zelada wrote the Abolition Lay stretched in light the land; from il treating their dependents.
Decree of the Order of the Jesuits. The Glowed to the Sun's unclouded glow, The spirit of military idleness, which the worthy Cardinal Borgia, forinerly Secretary The billow's breast, whose heavings slow laws of Romulus rendered saered, is still to the College of the Propaganda, has
Came parleying towards the strand, maintained in its fullest extent, though written a history of Benevento in three vo
As if, in reconcilement sweet, under another form, and the diversions of lumes. Who is not familiar with the naine And pardon and oblivion pray
To clasp and kiss the dark rock's feet, the people continue to be necessities for of Visconti, the author of the celebrated For rude assault of stornier day. which the state must provide.-Bread und work entitled Museum Clementinum, and And landward sent those gentle seas, Sports is still the watchword of the Romans, various other learned treatises on antiquity. As wont, their mitigating breeze, from the game called Mora, and the exer- | The advocate Fea, the translator of Win- Cooling, along the sunny coast, cise of quoits and foot-ball (which were fa-kelman, and editor of Statius, may be class- The busy mustering Moslem host, vourite diversions among the ancient Ro ed among the most justly celebrated men and waiting round oc'r tent and wall mans,) to horse-racing, and wading through of modern Rome.
Of deep tambour and Atabal. the inundated Piazza-Navona in the dog The history of ancient Rome will ever be Not welcome now that lempering gale, days; from the festivities of the vintage to the Saturnalian-Carnival; from the fire- perused with delight by young persons, who it filled and waited foeman's sail, works of the Castle of St. Angelo to the light unaccompanied by shadow. It pro- Mast after mast hove full in sight;
are accustomed to view every thing in clear Which soon lo ken of Lord and Slave, illuminated Cupula of St. Peter's; all is duces lasting impressions on the mind, Ensigo and cross, and pendant bright, pleasure and amusement.
which in old age are recollected as the fad. And threatening prow, and tier of might, The Opera is the favourite recreation of ing images of faney.
In glorious trim, and battle plight, the well educated class of the Italians, and
Came marching up the wave! particularly the Romans. A beautiful air
. 'To this Arcadian Society foreign members Steered onward still that brave array, well suog will draw tears from their eyes, are sometimes aclmitted. Sophia de Laroche, Till proudly ranged within the bay, whilst with a languishing voice they drawl the friend of Bianconi, posseses a degree there Confronting calm those towers and mound, out the exclamation bello-bello! and actors, under the name of Artemia Sidonia The Ita- Whence death thro' many a port-hole frowned, poets, and composers, receive in the thea- lian Poets are allowed far greater freedom than
And turbaned brow, and gloomy look, ire the approbation their talents deserve. the German. They disregard all the rules of That ill could Christian presence brook. But this excessive enthusiasm is most re- grammar, and contract words as they find it con- Forthwith, by truce and herald meet, markable in the fair sex. Among the wo- venient, for every thing is admissible" in poe: Brief parle succeeds 'twixt fort and feet, men of the middling class, the spirit of the sia;”. They are indeed more strict in counting And terms--such terms as bloo:l may spareancient Roman females is easily recog- syllables, in proportion as poetry is wanting, and seem to be fonder of rhyme than blank verse. As Infatuate guilt the bolt can dare,
Are firmly said, and madly spurned, nized ; they pride themselves on the place of their birth, and their lo Sono Romana is a curious mixture of the Latin and Northern an Italian writer observes, the language of Italy
Too late in weeds of ruin mourned. can never be often enough repeated. The tongues. Through Latinizing the barbarous lanclearness of their complexions presents a guages, and barbarizing the degenerate Latin, the
The signal, “ Ready!" instant flies-striking contrast to the yellow colour of the beautiful language of Italy has been produced.
Ship answering ship with ardent breath
Ra..g round the prelude note of death Neapolitan wonen, whilst they possess, at No country has so many different dialects as the same time, the beautiful features of Italy, for a distinct language is spoken in almost And “ Ready!” all the line replies. Raphael's Madonnas. The Roman ladies every district, so that a native of Lombardy and
We are mistaken if the voice of critiin the higher ranks of life will faint away at
a Neapolitan, or a Genoese and a Venetian, can the sinell of perfumes, and yet the custom scarcely understand each other. But each of cism does not accord the palm of poeti
these dialects is so literary as to admit of being cal beauty to the commencement, and of wearing paint is very prevalent among spoken on the stage, which is the case in no of spirited description to the conclusion them. Cicisbeism seems to be gradually other country. Even Homer is translated into of these lines. There is a pretty episode getting into disuse. The Romans delight the language of the Calabrians, and the common in conversazioni, and in the Coffee-houses language of Sicily first awoke the genius of the of the restoration of an infant to its the public Journals are read with the ut- Troubadours and German Minnesingers. mother by the Dey; but we omit it for most eagerness.
a few extracts touching It is remarkable that Rome, whether in
The Bombardment. ancient or modern times, has produced but The Harp of the Desert; containing few great men. With the exception of Ti the Eattle of Algiers, with other pieces The thrilling pause whicle battle knowa, bullos, none of the distinguished Poets of in Verse. By Ismael Fitzadam, for Ere havoc hails the earthquake close,
FROM THE SPANISH OF CERVANTES.
Such grim and deathly pause did pass
The Bard sings a fit requiem to the confederation. "After the war they had One shot the Moslem sent-again
brave who fell in the glorious battle their present territories assigned to them And hark! - - forth-furnacing amain, Twice, thrice, an hundred throats of brass,
which he has, with feelings of patriotism by the British government, and, with the Like thunder-clap and hurricane
and taste, chosen for the subject of his tribes called Delawares and Missisagas, Fling blasting fire and shattering shower
lay. To say that we applaud the execu- form the population of these tracts. Round mole and rampart, mosque and tower tion of his plan is hardly necessary after
The Mohawks have always been esteemed Zis to his banks in terror clings,
perusing the portions of it which we have the head of the confederacy. They were And Zilif of the seventy springs,
cited. It is often beautiful, and always strongly attached to the British interest, and While the roused lion, basking nigh,
glowing with poetical fervour; there is first followed Sir William Johnson into CaLists-snuffs the peal,--and roars reply no thought we could wish blotted, and nada, under their Chieftain, «« the Monster To castward far along the wave,
few lines that we would censure as lame Brandt.” The Monster had, however, some The wild-fig green upon her grave,
or incorrect. The whole is a pleasing good qualities. He accustomed his people Perchance old Carthage, at the sound, theme, and we commend it to the public to the arts of civilized life, and made far. Started, from sleep of years profound notice, adding only one of the minor translated one of the Gospels into the
mers of them. He built a church, and -Rest, dust of greatness! Ages gone, Beneath thy narrow, nameless stone!
poems, which we think very affecting, Mohawk language; for, like Clovis, and From brand of foemen rest thou free, and with which the volume concludes.
many of the early Anglo-Saxon and Darish Fallen, fallen, is Scipio's Rome like thee.
Christians, he contrived to unite much reWho now might choose thy desert wild Fare thee well, land of my birth!
ligious zeal with the practices of natural To visit, save some inan exiled, That spot the inost sacred on earth
ferocity. His grave is to be seen under the Soothed, by thy lone, sepulchral, heap, At last I have broken the spell
walls of his church.
His son, a fine young man, holds a
commission in the British army, and his Not for thy crimes that bursting ill,
My cheek with unbidden regret-
daughter is an accomplished and elegant Rest, dust of shame and glory past! That asks at my parting, one tear.
woman: both are Europeans in informaSecure from hate and strife, at last
tion and manners.
The latter held the Lo! redder fires expand their wings,
With a love, that scare death could remove, infant of one of her relations at the font And thicker yet the thunder rings.
Have I clave to thee, land of my love!
on the Sunday Lieut. Hall visited the Blast all the coast, and blacken heaven, As the babe at its dead inother's breast.
church: where the usual service and the Recoil the waves-the racks are riven
baptismal were Can aught of mortal art or might
Lift the sail—the lone spirit that braves
Performed by a Dr. Aaron, an Indian,
and an assistant priest; the congregation Might of my Country! it is thou ! A country, and bosoms, more kind.
consisted of 60 or 70 persons, male and feTrue to thy high chivalrous vow, Commissioned still the wronged to save, Lift the sail-all remembrances sleep
male : many of the young men were dresse Buckler, and refuge, of the slave, In the rush and the roar of the deep,
ed in the English fashion, but several of the Thou Britain ! 'tis, thus nobly known, As its tide blots the lines, which the hand
old warriors came with their blankets folded Joud thundering from thy ocean throne ! Of childhood had etched on the sand.
over them like the drapery of a statue.
Some of them wore large silver crosses, Many of the particulars of this immortal Denied to my chance-kindled fire
inedals, and other trinkets, on their backs achievement are recorded in soul-stir- The wreath that belongs to the lyre,
and breasts, and a few had bandeaus ornaring verse, and the details are followed Pet my good sword the battle ahall join
mented with feathers. Dr. Aaron, a grey And Chivalry's garland be mine. by a general tribute to British sailors,
headed Mohawk, had touched his cheeks which we have much pleasure in select- Or victory, torn from the brow
and forehead with a few spots of vermillion, ing as a closing specimen of the poem. Of the Paynim, shall hallow my row,
in honour of Sunday: he wore a surplice, Or fallen in the strife of the brave,
and preached at considerable length; but British Seamen. Young glory shall beam ou my grave!
his delivery was unimpassioned and mono
tonous in the extreme. Oh Christ ! 'tis strange to think upon,
Fare thee well, land of my birth!
The Cayugas are less civilized than
the Mohawks. All of them depend much That Seamen grapple smilinglyThat bound my heart to thee--farewell!
on British supplies, as their crops of InRound the chill Pole doomed scarce to breathe, Or scorched the burning Line beneath;
dian corn are often destroyed by the Thro' many a midnight charged to keep
Lieut. Hall's Trarele in Canada and the frosts. Drear watch along the desolate deep;
United States. 8vo. pp. 543.
Their manners seemed remarkable for To calm's slow-wasting prey perhaps, Or gulphed within the roaring lapse
nothing so much as for that quiet self-pos of the mountainous o'er-bursting waves The author presents us with an interest- session, which constitutes the reverse of Far from their homes—their fathers' graves,
ing sketch of the Indians of the Grand vulgarity. Their women, before strangers, Far from some wife left all forlorn
are extremely timid: most of those who lived River,—the remains of that powerful at any distance from the church, came wountTo wait and weep her tar's returnThen comes the battle's thundering rout,
confederacy known by the name of Mas-ed, with their husbands walking by their Where bleeding limbs are blown about, sawoomics or five nations (the Iroquois sides ; a symptom, perhaps, that the ses And, 'mid death-clouds, and floods of gore, of the French) which originally occupied is rising among them to an European equa
. Life strains for one last volley moreAll this, and worse, the reckless race
the whole country between the Lakes and lity of rights and enjoyments. The whole Can lightly dare to guard and grace
the Allegany ridges, from the sources of of the settlements are reckoned to furnish The land for which they love to die,
the Ohio to the banks of the Hudson. about 500 warriors to our government. So that death seal her victory
In 1684 each village or canton, accord Having visited the famous Falls of Aye, duty to their own home-isle Even in the cannon's mouth can smile,
ing to Lahontan, contained 14,000 souls, Niagara, where the author foresees And, grappling death as something dear,
of whom 1500 bore arms: and in 1712," that in a very few years travellers will Hail chain-shot with a gay “ What cheer?” a sixth nation, the Tuscaroars, joined the find a finger-post To the Falls Tea
Garden,' with cakes and refreshments | hanna appears to owe all its beauty to is the general idol, and every thing in set out on the Table Rock," he continued the poetical imagination of our charm- morality is precise, and every thing in his route for Philadelphia. Even the ing poet, T. Campbell, for it presents religion dogmatic. From this unamiable first part of the frontier by Buffalo and no great variety of scenery, and the city, Lieut. Hall journeyed to WashingBatavia is becoming thickly settled. At town of Wilkesbarre, built on the site of ton, via Baltimore, which last contains the latter place the principal Inn is also Wyoming, is in neighbourhood | 50,000 inhabitants, of whom some are the Court House, Assembly Room, Pri- abounding in coal, always poor soil, possessed of the largest fortunes in the son, &c.; and Lieut. Hall tells us, where patches of pine, and scrub oak, and union ;-from 500,000 to a million of
I observed several prisoners at the bars swamps covered with hemlock, are the dollars. The people are more polished of the lower room, and inquired of an old realities of one of the most delightful and hospitable than the Philadelphians. German about the house, what might gene- and affecting descriptions in the English Washington offers nothing new for obrally be their offences. They had been language. The story of Albert and Ger- servation ; and the author, who is, as we most of them speculating too much.” It trude is however still remembered; or have noticed, an enthusiast in the cause seemned hard thus to punish men for the rather the incursion of the Indians, and of liberty, of course went to Mount Veringenious use of their wits, so I begged a the massacre of the inhabitants (among non to pay his tribute to the tomb of the further explanation : they had been forging whom the lovers are creatures of the immortal individual whose name it bears. bank notes! This delicate definition reminded me of a farmer at Watertown, with brain,) with the exception of those who He asked a German gardener, the Cicewhom we fell upon the subject of English escaped by swimming the river, and rone of the place, to conduct him to this deserters: “ We don't want them here,” Aying naked through the woods for se- venerated spot :said he,“ they are too familiar by half.” veral days, till they reached the nearest
“ Dere, go by dat path, and you will Now, though I could readily believe of settlement. Lieut. Hall objects to Mr. come to it," said he." I followed (adds these my countrymmen, that bashfulness had Campbell's “flamingos," "palm trees' Lieut. H.) the path across the lawn, to the no part in them, it seemed an odd ground shade,” “ aloes,” and “ roaring water- brow that overlooks the Patowmac, and of complaint for a Yankey, so I repeated, falls:' of the three former there are no passing a kind of cellar in the bank, which something wonderingly, Too familiar ! ' "Aye,” rejoined he, they steal every
examples in this district, and the cata- seemed to be an ice-house, continued my thing they can lay their hands upon!!” ract is merely a series of ledges of rock, found it: this cellar-like hole in the bank,
search, but to no effect :- I had already hardly sufficient to break the current. Cleared land is here worth about 50
closed by an old wooden door, which had
Concerning Philadelphia, we do not never been even painted, was the tomb of dollars per acre; uncleared 15 dollars.
find it necessary to extract much of Washington, with not a rail, a stone, or There is a road from Bath by the shores the detail. In the Museum there is a even a laurel to flourish o'er his
I of the Crooked Lake to Jerusalem, the vil- collection of natural history, a line of stood for a moinent overpowered with astolage of the elect Lady, Jemima Wilkinson, ill-favoured portraits by a Mr. Rem- nishment and indignation. and her sect of Friends. A story is current brandt Peale, and the skeleton of the From Washington to Richmond by in this part of the country, that having sig. Mammoth, or great Mastadon, disco- the Shenandoah Valley is 394 miles, of nified her intention of proving the truth of vered in the state of New York, 1801. various and generally picturesque sceher mission by walking on the waters, and assembled her followers to witness the mi- | The dimensions of this stupendous ani- nery. At Shenandoah is a manufactory racle, she asked them whether they truly mal are given :
of small arms, where 10,000 stand are believed in her ability to perform it, to Height over the shoulders 11 feet; over
furnished yearly. A workman from Birwhich they unanimously replied “they the hips 9: length from the chin to the mingham, employed there, said," They did.” “Then," said she,
the perform- rump 15; and from the point of the tusks make as many in a week at Birmingance is unnecessary;” and so, as may be
to the end of the tail, following the curve, ham.” Not far hence, near Harrisonbelieved, they went their ways without it.
31-in a straight line 17 feet 6 inches. burg, are “ the Caves," a magnificent With all his fondness for the Ameri- Width of the hips and body, 5 feet 8 inches; subterranean palace, reckoned 800 yards can character, Mr. Hall, in this portion length of the longest vertebra, 2 feet 3 in- in length, and consisting of about fourof his tour, speaks with little affection ches; of the longest rib, 4 feet 7 inches; teen apartments, of the girls who act as waiters, cham- of the tusks or horns, 10 feet 7 inches. Circumference of one tooth, I foot 6% in
Some low-browed, and studded with pointbermaids, &c. at the inns upon the ches ; weight of the same, 4 lb. 10 02.; ed and glittering stalactites, like fairy grot
and weight of the whole skeleton, 1000 lb?) toes; others long and spacious, with roofs so By these the traveller is received with a
lofty, that the summits of the massive congecloudy sulkiness, or at least with phlegma: ed in 1805, by voluntary contribution, to the ground, are shrouded in obscurity;
The Academy of the Fine Arts, found-lations, which pillar-like descend froin them tic indifference; their attendance is as mechanically cold as must have been that of and soon after incorporated by the legis- The largest of these apartments, called the domestic statues in Vulcan's household : lature, does not appear to have as yet Washington's Hall, is 93 yards in length, one would say water circulated in their made much progress. Some Italian of a proportionate breadth, and, probably, veins instead of blood. Do you inquire of sculpture and casts, and a few of the 50 feet high. It is impossible to describe the these damsels for refreshment, the odds are, Old Masters, with a large assortment clusters of stalactitic columns, many of
solemn grandeur of this natural cathedral : that you are answered by a kind of mony of the modern, fill the hall. The latter them 10 or 12 feet in circumference, rise as “Mother, the man wants to eat; -and are remarkable only for their size, as in magnificent order along the sides ; ' their the eternal process of frying beefsteaks the artists in America, like some of their colour is of a glistening brown, with freThis unengaging manner
brethren in England, seem to think that quently a shaft, a pedestal, or an interseems the characteristic of the lower classes to paint largely is to paint well; and columniation of a snowy whiteness. of American females. The married women much good colour and canvas are thereby Fancy adds to this spectacle, and all are, I think, a shade sulkier than the single, lost. Society is in its infancy, and all sorts of figures are imagined, and named but the difference is very trifling.
that belongs to elegant literature, refined Washington's statue, Solomon's throne, This is an amiable picture from the amusements, and the scavoir vivre, is &c. while the larger columns on being pen of an admirer! Even the Susque- I looked for in vain where Mammon | forcibly struck, give out from their hol
low bosoms a deep and melodious sound, though we differ widely in our prepos- ever it relinquishes that course for party which, heard in the remoter caverns, sessions and sentiments from the writer or personal purposes, it may be assured has the effect of fine music.
of this volume, it is but doing him jus- that it will lose all hold on public estiNear Lexington, in Virginia, another tice to say, that he furnishes us with mation, and all title to public encouragegrand work of nature arrested the steps much valuable intelligence on all these ment. of the tourist : points of inquiry, and is at once instruc
Consistently with our own plan, we The Natural Bridge is on the ascent of a tive in his facts and pleasing in his have introduced this novelty to our reahill, which seems to have heen cloven manner.
ders. Those addicted to harmony, and through its length by some great convul
we trust the great majority are, for consion. The fissure just at the bridge is by The Quarterly Musical Magazine and Record in other things as well as in music some admeasurements 270 feet deep, by others only 205: it is about 45 feet wide
view. No. I. 8vo. pp. 139.
is a mighty smoother of the ways of life, at the bottom, and 90 feet at the top. The This is the first Number of a periodical will find in it (inter alia) some very good bridge, over this gulf, is about 60 feet work, undertaken on the supposition that remarks on the Minor Key,-on the broad in the middle, but more at the ends, Music and its professors possess suffi- powers of Buildings upon the voice, -on and the thickness of the mass at the sum- cient public interest to create a demand the structure of the Italian Opera, -on the mit of the arch about 40 feet. A part of for the quarterly
notice of what is new elements of Vocal Science,-on the Conthis thickness is constituted by a coat of and curious in the science, and worthy cert of Ancient Music, historically and critrees : the residue, with the hill on both of critical observation in those who tically examined, --and on the Logierian sides, is one solid rock of limestone. The teach and practise it. We cannot tell controversy, the writer being an anti-innoarch approaches the semi-elliptical form; whether this belief is or is not well vator. There are also several well-writand though its sides are provided, in some founded, but from the specimen before ten and just strictures on the vocal parts, with a parapet of fixed rocks, yet few us, may fairly state, that if intelligence powers of Braham, Incledon, Harrison, men have the resolution to walk to them,and and ability in the conduct of such a pub- and Vaughan, and on the distinct styles look over into the abyss. From below the lication can obtain success, there is an
in which they excel or have excelled. view is sublime, of so beautiful an arch, so elevated, so light, and springing up as it auspicious display of both in the new Mu- Harrison and Vaughan are represented were to heaven.
sical Magazine. Although our own mis- as the Doric, Braham as the Corinthian Having visited the tomb of the first Editor does us the honour to mention, as cellany is one among the few which the in the art :-Incledon as a British co
lumn. Were we to pun on their archiPresident, the traveller had also an oppor having bestowed more than the common
tectural classification, we would give the tunity of paying his respects personally to attention upon the subject of music and lonic capital to them all, on account of the last, with whose polite reception, con- musical exhibitions, we are free to conversation, and residence at Monticello, he fess that we are ignorant of any instance We can scarcely make any selection expresses himself in terms of high pane- of even a stray essay, far less of any re as an example of this publication ; but an gyric. Mr. Jefferson, it seems, is of gular series of essays, upon this topic, abridgment of its account of the Concert, opinion, that Britain, to which he is “not entitled to the name of criticism, in any of Ancient Music, or King's Concert, may friendly," cannot be extricated from her of the daily, weekly, or monthly produc- possibly be agreeable : financial embarrassments without some tions which abound at the present era. kind of revolution; his repugnance was Newspapers, devoted to a multitute of ing Italian Operas, and a fund of 50,0001.
In 1720 a plan was formed for patronizstrongly marked to the despotic princi- subjects of greater importance, can afford raised. George the 1st subscribed 10001., ples of Buonaparte ; and he has become at best but a slight notice of this single and the Establishment was called the Royal partly a convert to the principle, that branch of popular amusement; and even Academy of Music, consisting of a Govermanufactures and machinery are as es- such Journals, Reviews, or Magazines, nor, Deputy Governor, and twenty Direcessentially strength to a nation as agri- as embrace the more limited field of lite- tors. From 1720 to 1727, musical disputes culture. rature and the arts, can occupy only a
run very high, and the battles of HanWe have, we hope, presented enough small portion of their space with the zoni, were the mania of that epoch. To
del and Buononcini, and Faustina and Cuzof this publication to shew its quality, record and discussion of one of the least
preserve the composi ions which excited and shall therefore leave off where we scientifically and philosophically cultivat so deep an interest, and which were likely now are, without entering Richmond or ed studies in the whole circle of their la- to be lost owing to the contentions to Charleston, or analysing an Appendix of bours. And even were the desire to which they had given birth, the Earl of Sandconsiderable information. Though Ame- treat this enchanting science as great as wich, in 1776, projected the establishment of rica offers none of those things which its own fascinations, there would still be an Institution for the performance of “ Aumost interest the mind—the relics great obstacles in the way of its gratifica- under the direction of a Committee of No
cient Musiconly,"and thisConcert was begun of venerable antiquity, the structures tion; obstacles, in which indeed the writ- bleinen aud Gentlemen. The band was led by which time has hallowed, the scenes ers in this Quarterly Review must share. Mr. Hay, Mr. Nofree was principal second, which history has immortalized-though We allude to the extent of practical in the violoncellos were Messrs. Crosdel and it is as it were but a country of yester- formation which is necessary in order to Paxton : the vocal performers, Miss Harrop day, destitute of the associations which form a fit critic, and, supposing that in- (afterwards Mrs. Bates,) Miss Abrams and åges of civilization produce-there is yet formation to exist, the difficulty of find- Miss Theodosia Abrams ; Master Harrison, much to attract the attention of mankind ing its possessor unwarped by the jealou- the eminent tenor of subsequent years ; the even in its newness, and much more sies, the feuds, and the theories, which Rev. Mr. Clark, the tenor; Mr. Dyne, the in its prospect of futurity. It occupies involve the musical world. Such, it is coun.er tenor ; and Mr. Champness, the a distinguished place in the world of be hoped, will turn out to be the distinct that no composition of less than twenty
bass singer. The fundamental rule was, our day, and deserves to be contem- acquirements of the new candidate for years standing should be performed: the plated with a knowledge of its situation, favour :-as far as we can observe, it is subscription 5 guineas for 12 weekly confeelings, rogources, and objects. And fair, independent, and impartial; and if certs, and the room in Tottenham Court
Road the place of meeting. Under these | Its capital now produces 6781. per ann. ex- education of the sons of poor citizens, regulations the Concert of Ancient Music elusive of benefits and subscriptions. where there children are maintained, lasted till 1785, when their Majesties and
clothed and taught. This establishment the Princesses gave it a new impulse by re
was founded in the reign of James "the gularly attending, till the period of 'hé So
IMPERIAL TOURISTS. vereign's lamented indisposition. Hence it
Sixth, by a goldsmith, who bequeathed łus
whole property, amounting to 23,6251. was called • The King's Concert,' and His Tour of their Imperial Highnesses the sterling for the purpose. This capital, Majesty's band, and the boys of the Chapel Archdukes John and Lewis of Austria. which then brought in to per cent, increased Royal, who assisted in the chorusses, wore
in twenty years to 70,585!. and has greatly their full dress livery. The private band
augmented since that time. have, however, been discootinued since the The distillation is made in four large The building is of considerable extent, King's illness. In 1735, the subsıription retorts, or rather kettles; they are not and resembles an old castle: a hundrça was raised to six guinea: to about 400 sub- above three or four inches deep, and have and seventy boys are educatcil in it; they are scribers, and Mara and Billington appeared. lids, which afford an easy issue to the taught reading writing, arithmetic andlátin. Jo 1787, Rubinelli and Storace; in 1738, smoke. The malt which has already fer- Those who are to prosecute their studies at Marchesi ; in 1792, Miss Poole, now Mrs. mented is pit into the two largest; to pre- the Universty receive 101. a year for four Dickons ; in 1794, Roselli, the last instance vent its burning, it is kept in constant mo- years, and those who learn a business reof degraded nature that has visited this tion by means of metal chains, which are ceive 301. when they lçave the house. They country; in 1795, Banti and Bartleman; stirred about at the bottom of the kettle. are received from the age of seven to that in 1800, Miss Jackson and Miss Tenant, Each of these retorts cortains from 9 to of ten years, and they remain on
the esta now Mrs. Bianchi Lacy and Mrs. Vaughan; 10,000 gallons. The instrument to stir the blishment till their fourteentti year. The in 1805, Grassini; in 1807, Mrs. Áshe, malt is set in motion, like the mills, by the children look cheerful and healthy; their Mrs. Mountain, and Mr. Bellamy; in 1910, steam-engine. The greatest care must be rooms are kept clean and in good order. Catalani; in 1814, Miss Stephens ; in 1815, taken that the retort does not remain dry a Opposite to this establishment stands Mrs. Salmon; in 1816, Sessi; and in 1817, moment, it is therefore constantly filled up. similar one, founded by George Watson, Camporese and Fodor made their several A great fire is kept up under it. A retort for the sons of inerchants and tradesmen. debåts on this distinguishe:) musical thea- which contains 43 gallons, distils in two The city coutains also two establishments of tre. In the last season, Mrs. Vaughan minutes and three quarters, without hurt the sanie kind for girls, besides inauy hos(whose elopement from her husband and fa- ing the brandy, which flows in a large and pitable and benevolent institutions. In one mily is the topic of scandal at this moment) rapid stream. The coolers are of wood, of these, patients whose cases do not require Miss Stephens, the Misses Travis, Messrs. and stand out of the house. The brandy, them to he admitted into the hospital, rao Vaughan, Bradbury, Duruset, Ilawes, W. after being once distilled, is raised by receive medical advice and inedicines gratis Knyvett, Goss, Gore, Bellamy, and Barile-pimps, worked by men, into two other re- four tiines a week. man, led by Cramer, and conducted by torts, where it is distilled a second time. The New College, in which is the UniGreatorex, have formed the company. In The distillery furnishes daily 3000 gallons versity, lies in the Old Town. The old 1792, the Prince of Wales and Dake of of rectified brandy. Barley and Spelt are building being too small, they are efecting York became subscribers; the former the species of corn used The brandy is a new one, which will be very handsome withdrew in 1814, after being 3 years a di- put into large casks, which are ganged by and extensive, and for which Parliament rector. In 1795 the Concert was removed an excise officer, for the levying of the has granted the annual sum of 12,0001. to the Opera House, and in 1804 to Hano- duties. An idea may be formed of the ex- sterling for six years. ver Square, where it hus since continued, tent of this distillery, when we are told This University was founded in the reign though with a change of the position of the that the duties paid by the proprietors of James the Sixth, in the year 1581. At orchestra, from one end of the room to the amount to 300,0001.+ sterling per annum. the beginning, the number of professors was other, said to have been very detrimental The produce of this distillery is entirely small; but the city magistrates took great to the sound and effuets of the music. In consumed in England. The same distillery pains to procure distinguished men, and 1805, the Subscribers amounted to 735 at is not allowed to work for two kingdoms, I the flourishing state of the University was 7 guineas each; raised next year to eight. it must c'oose between them: those which the happy result of their exertions. In For the last ten years the number of pa- work for England, pay here (in Scotland) but the year 1789, the number of the students trons has fluctuated between 650 and 7: 0. small duties; but on the other hand they amounted to 1100; it has since annually
Except in harmonized airs, the standing hear all the English duties. The Scotch increased, and at the time of our visit it rule for compositions of 20 years of age has distillers are distinguished for their skilful was 1703. Doctors Black, Cullen, Blair, never been relaxed; so that this is really news in th: rapid boiling and craporation and Robertson, have done honoar to this the National Depository of scientific princi- of the fluid; and they etieet this by the use University. At present it has among its ples in ilusic. Still four hours of this re
of broad and shalloi vessels. In propor- professors of the inathematics Mr. Leslie, crcation is by most persons seemed too tion as the government raises the duty on celebrated for his fine experiment on the heavy for a relaxation ; ai though and the kettles, they are made of larger dimen- freezing of water, by evaporation in a del, Marcello, and Jomelli, present us witia sions, so that more brandy is distilled with vacuum ; Mr. Jameson, professor of natural grandeur of design, purity of expression, out paying a higher duty. This distillery philosophy, is a pupil of our celebrated and all that is learned in' style, the close is the property of two brothers, who have Werner; Mr. Hope, professor of chemistry, attention they require to be apprehended employed a very large capital in it. has always between five and six hundred and felt, gives us rather the idea of a calle From the manufactory of Messrs. Younger hearers. 'Mr. Dugald Stuart, the professor giate institution than of a place of amuse
and Co. we went to the building cailed of philosophy, was in the confitrs : we ment. Nothing indeed can surpass the Herriot's Hospital; which, however, is not heard a great deal in praise of him, and precision and skill of the orchestra—the an hospital, but an establishment for the also of Mr. Coventry, the professor of agrichorusses are uneqnalled--and a severity
culture. of judginent is exercised throughout the
* Spelt is not a species of corn, but any species A house was building for the Academical whole, which renders this Concert the Ark split.--Ed.
Museum of which the collections are indeed of pure Harmony. Since 1933 a thirteenth
+ The German editor of the Princes' notes, Concert has been added for the benefit of thinks that the 10,000 gallons mentioned as the crowded into too small a space. There is the “ Fund for the support of derayed Nlo- and in the same at a similar aldition of a cipher and a remarkable collection of Scotch birds.
contents of a retort or copper should be 14.00; in this museum a fine manuptl's head, sicians and their families,” set on foot by by t'e træretier has caused 300,000?. to be The mineralogical collection is unusually M. Festing, a Germau Professor resident mentioned as the duty paid instead of 30,0001. rich, and possesses, amoug other things, in London, assisted by Dr. Viorrice Groen. which he thinks inore likely.
å fine series of the volcanic products of