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Houghton; Shee's delineation of a Painter; / and star, white waistcoat and small-clothes, The style, as might be anticipated, Anecdotes of Benjamin West; his early white stockings, and gold buckles in his is easy and playful, and the epistles full genius, and singular setting apart to the shoes. His hat somewhat resembled that of piquant anecdotes. Ex. gr. profession ; Little Strawberry Hill; Mrs. worn by the clergy, with the addition of a katherine Clive; her History, Monument, gold button and loop, mounted by a black “I remember a very admired sentence and Epitaplı; Excursions of the Corpora-cockade, which marks him out conspi- in one of my Lord Chesterfield's speeches, tion of London on the Thames; the Sivans cuously from the rest of the company. His when he was haranguing for this war; on the Thames; Swans noticed by Homer, Majesiy looked ruddy and full; his voice (anno 1745). With a most rhetorical tranHorace, and Virgil; their dying Strains ; sonorous, and he converses with cheerful-sition, he turned to the tapestry in the Simile by Doddridge; Band of Gypsies, ness, though, when he attempts to speak Ilonse of Lords, and said with a sigh, he with reinarks on their food and habits; rather hastily, it is with hesitation. Ilis feared there were no historical looms at Teddington; its rural situation; its Church; want of sight is very apparent, for his hat work now!” (page 14.) Dr. Stephen Hales, History and Anecdotes is drawn over the upper part of his face, “ Now I have been talking of remarkable of; Hope of a future Life; General Resur- and he feels about with his cane, especially periods in our annals, I must tell you what rection of the Dead.”
ascending or descending a step. It is affect; my Lord Baltimore thinks one :-He said Twelve times this copious index, as ing to see him, though he appears cheerful to the Prince t'other day, * Sir,
your Royal when he speaks, and seems as if nothing was Highness's marriage will be an area in Mr. Evans, who is, we understand, a the matter with him. Ile now and then stops, English history.” (ibid.) very respectable teacher at Islington, to converse either with the otiicers, or with
“ Of beauty I can tell you an admirable well knows, will make a sum total of the nobility and gentry. This daily story: One Mrs. Comyns, an elderly gentle biographical, historical, literary, anec
promenade must benefit both his mind and woman, has lately taken a honse in St. dotical, instructing, classical, tradi- body, while the presence, as well as the James's Street; some young gentleinen
attention of so many of his subjects, some tional, poetical, and amusing matter; coming from distant parts, must yield him Comyns, I hope there won't be the same
went there t'other night ;
-Well, Mrs. which cannot fail to offer a fund no inconsiderable gratification. The coun- disturbances here, that were at your other of light' reading for the use of de- tenances of the princesses are replete with house in Air Street.'-Lord, Sir, I nerer sultory ramblers in the fields of good-nature, and most exemplary, is their had any disturbances there. mine was as letters. And his work deserves pre. attention to their aged parent. This in- quiet a house as any in the neighbourhood, cisely this character. There is a great deed is their best praise, their noblest re- and a great deal of company came to me deal' in it, drawn from all kinds of commendation. Filial piety is the charac- it was only the ladies of quality that enried
teristic attribute of humanity. It sheds a sources, and compiled without much lustre upon all the other virtues which en- pulled down about your ears.' -' Oh dear
Envied you! Why your house was regard to the novelty of the subjects. rich and adorn the great family of mankind. Sir! don't you know how that happened?' As a melange, extracted from the little It should be remarked, that the King, in No, pray how?'. Why, dear Sir, it was theatre, comprehended in his travels, returning back to his apartments in the
lady who gave ten guineas to and the persons, ancient and modern, castle, passing by the band of musicians the mol, to demolish my house, because her who have appeared thereon, it may
on the steps, always touched his hat, and ladyship fancied I got women for Colonel
said, in an audible voice, • Gentlemen, Conway.” (page 15.) serve to while away a vacant hour, and what is still more praise-worthy, we jesty, during the whole time, seemed in (Augustus Townsend’s) will; my lady, who good night, I thank you.' Indeed his Ma
“ I have heard nothing of A-T's are glad to say, that as it is addressed to perfect good-humour with all the com you know hated him, came from the opera youth, it may be safely perused by pany."
iother night, and on pulling off her glores, youth, and afford much gratification
We cannot spare room for further and finding her hands all black, said immewithout injury to morals, though there observation. The foreign tour is the diately, My, hands are guilty, but my are a few passages which we could unpresuming and ingenuous production
heart is free.” (page 26.) wish expunged.
“ Should I not condole with you upon of a youthful traveller, who first ex- the death of the head of the Cúes (John The account of the King's walking changes home for foreign manners ; Duke of Montagu). If you have not heard upon the terrace at Windsor (July and the work altogether a very agree of his will, I will tell you.
There 1810) may terminate this notice, not able miscellany.
are two codicils, one in farour of his seronly as deeply interesting in itself, and
rants, and the other of his dogs, cats, and possessing greater originality than most Letters from the Hon. Horace Walpole to creatures, which was a little unnecessary, of the narrative, but also as affording a
George Montagu, Esq. from 1736 to for Lady Cardigan has exactly his turn for fair specimen of the author's style and
1770. 4to. pp. 416.,
saving every thing's life. As he was making
the codicil, one of his cats jumped on his manner.
A new collection of the correspondence kuce; • What,' says he, hare you a mind seven o'clock, and the good of a person so celebrated as Horace to be a witness 100! You can't, for you are OLD King soon made his appearance, with Walpole, cannot fail to be a great treat a party concerned.'” (page 66. his accustomed punctuality. A little door to the public. These letters are ad
“I hear your friend Lord N- is in the castle was thrown open, when two dressed to the son of General Montag, weather to marry so fut a bride; (ieorge
wedded ; somebody said, it is very hot personage with great care down a flight of and nephew of the second Earl of Hali- Selwyn replied, "Oh, she was kept in ice steps, till he safely alighted upon the ter- fax, who was the representative of three days before.” (page 78.) race. Then the Princesses Elizabeth and Northampton, private secretary to Lord “ I shall only tell you a bon-mot of Augusta, who were present, accompanied North when Chancellor of the Ex- Keith's, the marriage-broher, and conclude. him, one on each side, or rather took huld chequer, and the holder of several other : 6-dd-n the Bishops,' said he, (I beg of his arm; they paced backwards and official situations. He seems also 10
Miss Montagu's pardon),
so they will forwards for an hour, two hands of music
hinder my marrying. Well, let 'em, but playing alternately; the fine tones of the have been a man of refined mind, and I'll be revenged: li bnyk two or three acres several instruments being heightened by the elegant literary acquirements; an inti- of ground, and by G-d I'll under-bury them stillness of the closing day. The king was mate and suitable friend for Lord all.” (page 103. dressed neatly; blue coat with gilt buttons Orford,
“ My Lord D~h is going to marry n
“ It was
fortune, I forget her name; my Lord G-s|rino keeps up his spirits to the same pitch no danger of our forgetting; since in asked him how long the honey-moon would of gaiety. In the cell at Westminster he addition to being one of the most elalast ? He replied, "Don't tell me of the shewed Lord Kilmarnock how he must lay borate, it possesses the merit of being honey-moon; it is harvest-moon with me.'
“ We have had a sort of debate in the stroke should cut his skull or his shoulders; also one of the most beautiful effusions House of Commons on the bill for fixing and advised him to bite his lips. As they to which the death of the Princess the augmentation of the salaries of the were to return, he begged they might have Charlotte has led the British Muses. It judges. Charles Townsend says, the book another bottle together, as 'they should is written in blank verse, with great of Judges was saved by the book of Num- never meet any more, till and then felicity and sweetness of style, well be. bers."
pointing to his neck. At getting into the fitting the sentiments, which are tender My Lady Coventry shewed George Sel- coach he said to the jailer, Take care or and elevated. The blended pathos and wyn her clothes; they are blue, with spots you will break my shins with this damned of silver of the size of a shilling, and a
moral dignity pervading the whole, are silver trimming, and cost-my Lord will “I must tell you a bon-mót of George deserving of high approbation ; nor know what. She asked George how he Selwyn's at the trial. He saw Bethel's can we withhold the same meed from liked them: he replied, Why, you will be sharp visage looking wistfully at the rebel the patriotic touches which, here and change for a guinea." (page 181.) Lords : he said,' What a shame it is to turn there, so gracefully vary the expressive But this may suffice for the pre- her face to the prisoners till they are con pouring forth of genuine feeling and
demned.' sent, as a specimen of the Walpoliana.
philanthropy. The whole book is full of bon-mots ; idea, one of the foreign ministers said at
“ If you have a mind for a true foreign
According to our practice, we shall many of them exceedingly scandalous, the 'trial to another, ** Vraiment cela est make a few selections in support of the and others written in so free a style, auguste.' . Oui, replied the other, . cela opinion we have ventured to pronounce, that we cannot transcribe them. If est vrai, mais cela n'est pas royale.' and without dwelling longer on the ever there was a companion to Bubb “ I am assured that the old Countess of theme (which indeed would only be Doddington's celebrated Diary, it is in Errol made her son, Lord Kilmarnock, go to repeat panegyrics) leave it to the this volume. There is the same licence, him. I don't know whether I told you that public todecide, whether we are favourthe same acquaintance with the in- | the man at the Tennis Court protests he able, or merely just, in our applause, trigues, &c. of the higher ranks ; and has known him dine with the man that sells Take the following sketch of parental there is infinitely more point and wit. pamphlets at Story's Gate; and, says he, and conjugal affliction. It is to be regretted, that some of the he would often have been glad if I would
“ Woe too is there, in the mind's depth, that passages, where libertinism is most have taken him home to dinner. He was
knows nakedly exposed, have not been struck certainly so poor, that in one of his wife's Nor sound, nor sign. What hand shall lift the out. We say nothing of the way in intercepted letters she tells him she has which the court of King George 11. is plagued their steward for a fortnight for which hides parental grief, the childless fate
money, and can get but three shillings. That finds no medicine in pomp or power, handled, nor of the unsparing severity Can one help pitying such distress? I am The void of soul an empire cannot fill ? with which all are treated, from the vastly softened too about Balmerino’s re- How would the feebleness of words bat mock King upon his throne, to the lowest lapse, for his pardon was only granted him The Husband's agony! who sitting now courtier. The satire is biting. Many to engage his brother's rote at the election In widow'd desolation, where so late anecdotes are told of the commenceof Scotch Peers
He own'd a paradise of nuptial bliss, ment of the reign of our present King; morning at the Tower, and passed under That it is shar'd, and can be shar'd, no more;
August 16. I have been this Feels all the love that warm’d his bosom there
Increas'd each moment by the madd’ning thought which exhibit his Majesty in the most the new heads at Temple Bar, where peo- That she o'er whom he bends, who lov'd him best amiable point of view, and are now ple make a trade of letting spying-glasses of all on earth, and as a shape of Heav'n deeply interesting. Occasional notices at a halfpenny a look. Old Lovat arrived Before him spoke and smild, is senseless clay ; of the arts and artists add to the spirit last night. I sawv Murray, Lord Derwent. That, when most prizing her, he would have of the work, and are at once curious water, Lord Traquair, Lord Cromartie and sham'd and entertaining. These will supply his son, and the Lord Provost, at their re- His tenderest ways, by ways more tender still, us with matter for future extracts; and spective windows. The other two wretched She knows it not, and never shall again in the interim we shall copy a few stopped up one of old Balmerino's windows, Which gave him, with itself, a noble heart Lords are in dismal towers ; and they have Return affection's pressure with the hand
Design’d to wield a sceptre, that dear land, affecting particulars of the trials and because he talked to the populace; and That all earth's sceptres would have cheaply conduct of the Scotch lords in 1746. now he has only one that looks directly bought."
“ Poor brave old Balmerino retracted his upon all the scaffolding. They brought in plea, asked pardon, and desired the Lords the death-warrant at his dinner. His wife The description of the nation's sorto intercede for mercy.
As he returned to fainted. He said, “ Lieutenant, with your rowing is drawn with an equally effecthe Tower, he stopped the coach at Charing damned warrant you have spoiled my Ladys tive pencil; but we pass it over for Cross to buy honey-blobs, as the Scotch call stomach.' Lord Kilmarnock, who has lii
rich poetical picture of domestic bliss. gooseberries. He says he is extremely therto kept up his spirits, grows extremely afraid Lord Kilmarnock will not behave terrified.”
“ Domestic Bliss, that, like a harmless Dove, well. The Duke (Cumberland) said pub
(To be continued.)
(Honour and sweet Endearment keeping guard) licly at his levee, that the latter proposed
Can centre in a little quiet nest, murdering the English prisoners.
A Poem on the Death of Her Royal | All that Desire would fly for thro' the earth; “ Lady Cromartie presented her petition Highness the Princess Charlotte, &c. That can, the world eluding, be itself to the King last Sunday. He was very civil By the Rev. R. Kennedy, A.M. But its own sharers, and approving Heaven;
A world enjoy'd; that wants no witnesses to her, but would not at all give her any Minister of St. Paul's Chapel, Bir- That, like a flower deep hid in rocky cleft, hopes. She swooned away as soon as he
mingham. Svo. pp. 42.
Smiles, though 'tis looking only at the sky; was gone. Lord Cornwallis told me that her Lord weeps every time any thing of his We have been reminded that we owed And that which gives it being, high and bright,
Or, if it dwell where cultur'd grandeur shines, fate his mentioned to him. 'Old Balme- a notice to this poem, which there was Allures all eyes, yet its delight is drawn
Prom its own attributes and powers of growth, pears that much time is lost at board- | The Doctrine of the Lower World of the
ing-school, for want of a more general Egyptians, and of the Mysteries of Isis. Of lorely shoots, to multiply itself.”
plan; and that by dividing the pupils (Ertracted from an Essay on the Three lines afford a striking simile into classes, and making some study " Mines of the East.") By M. Jusepla
Von Haniner. on the nature of sovereign power : it the theory, while others are engaged in is said that the studies of Her Royal the practice, a considerable advance. One of the best preserved Mummies in the Highness taught her
ment in knowledge might be made. Inperial Museuin at V'iema, enabled the “ To know that Majesty then greatest shews,
Among the advocates for an improved Author of this Essay to read, it may be When, like the Sun, it smiles upon all eyes,
system, Mr. Burrowes stands eminently said, the whole doctrine of the infernal reAnd sees all eyes reflecting it again"
forward; and his “ Primer" will be gions in the representations depicted upon And another happy comparison is drawn read with avidity by every master who it
. All mumınies, as well as all the cases from the san:e source--the perusal of is anxious for the improvement of his or sarcophagi, in which they lie, are covered
with representations of various kinds, but history.
pupils. The following is the outline of always having a resemblance to each other ; “ And thus her own, and her lor'd husband's the plan,
but there is none in which the whole series toughts
“ The school to be divided into classes of figures remains so undamaged in the coShe led to note whate'er in men or things by the master; one whole class to attend lours and design as in this. The series of Was useful, wise, or glorious; as the bees at a time, with one pupil from the class these representations is on the lower board Wander with busy pinion to make boot On the field's fewery sweets, and store a hive
next above, as teacher. Each pupil to be of the case, on which the munimy lies,
teacher in turn. With honicd treasure for the general weal.
both on the inside and outside of the board.
" The exercises are to be selected from We go through them in their natural order, After printing the life of harmony the Primer, or by making the pupils ex- which explains itself, internally from the and joy at Clerinont, the poet thus plain to the teacher the lesson about to be foot to the head, and externally in the same finely proceeds:
played; both the time marked, and the order. The contents of the contradiet in “ 'Twas thus they drank the cup of life together, manner of counting it throughont; point- a remarkable manner the prejudice which Making each sip as nectar to the taste,
ing out the notes from whence the fingers was impressed upon us in our early educaAnd of more worth than Egypt's melted pearl, are to be raiscd, those which are to be held tion, and which we for the most part ineulSo sweet a cup was theirs ; but when they look’a, down, the reasons for fingering, &c. The cate in our children, that these people of With thirsting lips, to find it sweeter still, younger pnpils to be attended in their daily antiqnity lrad no precise idea of a second Dexth dashed it to the ground : for him who practice by the elder ones. After being life. The objection that these Mysteries of shar'd
made thoroughly acquainted with the con- Isis led only to a more spiritual life in the And male it sweet, 'twas 'hers to live no more, Twns his to read in her last dying grze
tents of this book, the pupils may proceed Aesh, in consequence of the doctrine received All she to him, and he to her had been."
to the study of harmony, and the practice by initiation, seems to be refuted by the
of playing chords with figured basses.” meaning of the pictures. That they repreThe poem finishes with a slightly allegorical view of the day of general hu been adopted, as a convenient mode of Heathen who should see and hear the ex
The plan of question and answer has sent the incorporeal by sensible images, miliation and prayer which the British people adopted as the best mode of tes- setting lessons in the way of tasks to ternal symbols of our spiritual doctrines in tifying their feelings on this calamitous the pupils. Among other curious and baptism, confirmation, &c. and the mode event. The import of their concordant original matter, it is suggested (page of representing our convictions of an eteraspirations is given in an animated
34) that the easiest way of remember- nal life, in resurrection, judgment, goats, strain ; but we shall only copy the con
ing a fifth, is to observe, that all keys sheep, and eternal hallelujah, would also cluding lines-a petition to Heaven in have fifths, either sharp, flat, or two disbelieve that we understood by them the
(unkörperlichste) the behalf of our Prince and of our native natural, like themselves, except B Highest, revealed to the inner man. The
which has F fut for its fifth, and Bb, reader may himself decide on the truth of land.
which has F natural. Yet in counting this comparison. .“ May the reft Father in our sympathies Behold a people wari'd with filial love,
these fifths by semitones, there seems 1. The representations are—The Gate of While in his sway, they own parental care. to be a smail error : the number is the kingdom of the Grare.-A great gate Long may he liye to see the reign of peace said to be seren. Now, as it is the the entrance to this kingdom : before it Surpassing in true glory war's renown, By bloodless proofs of virtue, skill, and power,
custom in counting the notes of the stands a sepulchral column, with seven Giadelning his country with their blest effects diatonic scale, to reckon the note we
striped sacred fillets. Close by stand two By triumphs over ignorance and vice, go from, as well as the note we go to, them.
mourning women, as Herodotus describes
Over their heads are
And hieroglyphics, where the Greek cross ocAdvancing mortal life's immortal ends."
this is the way that Baumgarten, Deit- curs several times, which among the Egyp
tenhöfer, and most other theorists, tians was the symbol of eternal life. I'wo To this we most sincerely say~Amen! have reckoned them. The mode of covered baskets near them contain the fuforining the scale by tetrachords, is
neral offerings. The Pianoforte Primer ; containing the very ingenious, and much easier to com. This is the wolf, which lies stretched at his
II. The Guardian of the nether World. Rudiments of Music: calculated either prehend than any method we have full length in the attitude of the sphinx, for private tuition, or teaching in classes.
Many other useful things in and guards the entrance to the kingdom of By I. F. Burrowes.
this little treatise might be pointed out, the grave. It is necessary to attend to the The bustle that M. Logier's plan of had we roomn; but suffice it to say, difference between this representation of education has caused in the musical that it is ably written, and will be of the wolf and that of the dog ; they are the world, has been attended with one infinite service as a school-book, with-symbols of the good and evil principles ; beneficial result--that of turning the out interfering in the plan of instruc- to Anubis. The wolf here is not repre
the wolf allotted to Typhon, the dog minds of many uble professors to an tion which any master may have sented in the usual attitude, lying with the improved system of teaching. It ap-adopted.
saered scourge, like the Easter lamb with
the standard; near him is the eye of Osiris , which surround it, and there is never any in the world; but I must confess I was not as the symbol of Proviilence and Justice; question of priests in these representations. a little astonished to find the noblemen and and next it the sacred venomous serpent, The form of this funeral offering is every citizens so wealthy, and their houses so as the symbol of the spirit of the universe, where the same, and the sense is also pretty mean and pitiable. Though in England thie Lord of life and death.
clear; it consists of the lotus flower, the manufactures are carried to the highest III. The Corpse in the Grare.- This is symbol of eternal life, and the resurrec- point of perfection, yet painting, sculpture, the representation of the corpse which is tion. The sonl makes this first offering to and architecture, are more backward than depicted on several mummies and other Horns and the inferior deities, to obtain in any other kingdom in Europe ;-but in monuments; that is the mummy on a bier their intercession with the superior ones, a country where people of exalted rank usually formed in the shape of a lion; un. Isis and Osiris. Horus appears here there abandon themselves to intemperate drinkder which stand four Divinities represented fore as the guardian Divinity, at the en- ing and dissipation of every kind, -where as jars, while one or two Genii are em trance into the sanctuary. The soul thus the grand object of the nobility is to purployed about the mummy. Respecting this figured, stands here before the altar, on chase votes to obtain seats in parliament, piciure, which is found iipon all mummies, which a bright fire burns, over which again it is not surprising that the arts and ihere has been much debate, because the the significant lotus tio:ver is seen; in the sciences should be neglected. character of the good and evil Genii was hand it holds a pot with a plant, which has The best nobleman's residence in Lonnot distinguished. They have the wolf's the same signification as the gardens of don cannot be compared to one of secondhead, the dog's head, that of the sparrow- Adonis, in the festival of Adonis among ary rank in Paris. Except St. Paul's Cahawk, and the sow's head of Isis, as sym- the Greeks, namely, a type of the resur- thedral, Westminster Abbey, and the new bols. The genius with the woll's head, rection of the fesli, in the sense of the Waterloo Bridge, there is no public edifice who here stands upright next to the mum- Scriptures; that the just shall rise again worthy of notice. A small triumphal arch my, holds a goblet in his hand, which con- like fresh leaves; that they shall flourish is to be erected in St. James's park, which tains the beverage of oblivion. The same like cedars and palm trees. This image of will doubtless be an excellent specimen of opposition of Genii appears in the four jars the Power-pot is found even now on all English architecture, for the elegant design under the bier,* the lids of which consist oriental tombs, on which flower-pots are of M. ****, of Ghent, was rejected for no of a hawk's hea:l and a sow's head as good carved. Behind Horus, to whom the of other reason than because he was not an Genii, and of a woll's head and a cat's fering is maile, stands the Thirsus, with English artist. Thousands of Englishmen head as evil Genii. The question now is, the sacred veil, which we shall find again are at present travelling in all quarters of to determine the meaning of this represen- below. The hieroglyphics over the lead Europe ;-is not astonishing that none tation. The form of the bier in the shape probably contain the prayer of the soul that of their men of learning should import to of a lion is explained by the circumstance makes the offering.
their native country some of the beautiful of the fable (Mythe) in ivhich a lion carries V. The mediating Divinity:-Four Genii models of architecture which they see on off the corpse of Osiris: the meaning of with a green feather in their lands, doubt-the continent? Can they pass through the good and evil Genii opposed to cach less belong to the inferior divinities, whom Autun without admiring its triumphal arch? other we may follow into Ismaelism, like the soul invoked, in order to pass, through There is a noble design which they might many other Egyptian doctrines which have their means, into the community of the copy. The grand entrance gate of Berlin, been transferred into it. According to this, blessed. Whether they represent the four which is in the Doric style, inight likewise the soul as soon as it lies in the tomb elements in the seasons, it is evident that be worthy of their notice : but they will has to suffer the pains of the grave, that is they are imploring and interceding for the bestow no attention on the magnificent the appearance of a Genius, who puts to departed soul. A hand-breadth of the monuments they meet with, and prefer folit questions respecting its life, and then board over their head is broken off in the lowing their own bad taste; for they have Jeads it to judgment. Such a one therefore case here described ; there is however still no more notion of architecture than of is the Genius near the mummy in the grave: visible the ends of the wings which belong-music. They do not scruple to expend in some instances the soul itself is repre-ed to the winged globe, the symbol of the enormous suins on objects, the value of sented visibly, flying out of the mouth of Spirit of the Universe, whom the four In- which they are incapable of appreciating. the mummy in the form of a little bird, or tercessors had implored for the reception of I went to riew the new church erected at a butterfly. Often too, one sees at the head the soul.
Marylebone, under the direction of Earl and foot of the bier female Genii in a pray
(To be concluded in our next.)
Grosvenor. I thought it wretched; built ing attitude, probably deprecating the pains
without any regard either to taste or prinof the soul in the grave. These are called
ciples : the meanest architect on the conin Islamism, servants of God, were considered as mediatrices, and were saluted,
tinent would have blushed at the very
thought of proposing such a design. I likeby the persons praying, on the right and
wise saw the new square in Waterloo Place. on the left.
NEW VIEW OF LONDON. It is built of bricks and mortar, and will IV. The Funeral Offering:- The soul appears here clothed in a human form, with
As we make very free in our obser-serve, perhaps, for a few years to charm a body quite red, which is evidently no hu- vations on foreign countries, so do the eyes of the Prince Regent, whose know
ledge of architecture is not remarkably exman body, (for the mummy lies now in the foreigners make very free in their cri
tensive. grave) but an unsubstantial image, which ticisms upon Englanil. The following A monument is to be erected to the menow surrounds the bird or the butterfly appeared in a Ghent paper extremely mory of the beloved and regretted Princess This body resembles none of those on the hostile to Great Britain, and, though Charlotte of Wales. This statue is to be other side of the gate of death, and the it may be amusing to read, is so furi- executed by an English sculptor, instead of
being entrusted to the most celebrated representations, till the highest beatifica ously intolerant and unjust, that we tion; it is also different from the Divinities cannot, in speaking of it, say even, have created a model fit for the study of
statuary in the world (Canova), who would Fus est ab hoste doceri. * It is worthy of remark, that grotesque strug
young artists. It is a singular fact, that I gles between good and bad spirits for the souls of
Bruges, Jan. 9, 1818. never observed, either at Carlton House or dying men are among the most common pictures Curiosity induced me, a short time ago, to the palaces at Windsor or Brighton, a belonging to the carly times of the Christian visit London, where I remained about a single production of that eminent artist. Church. "Monks and priests are generally driving fortnight. Assuredly no one will deny that A new Custom-House has recently been away the latter by prayers, &c. though it seems it is the largest city in Europe, and, with erected in the vicinity of London Bridge. often very doubtful how the contest is to end, Ed. out contradiction, it is at present the richest It is built on an immense scale, and in a
style resembling the gloomy gothic monu
No. I. The Angel Uriel. Ilm. Allston. ments of the ages of Ignorance. Inter Græcos et Romanos Historiæ Scriptores
The glorious vision. After having visited the two grand theatres comparatione factâ, cujusnam stylus imitatione
The gorgeous form that now upon luis throne (which are very inconsiderable with regard
maxime dignus esse videtur.
Of rocky amber, like some mountain peak to size), and the shops, in which are de The subjects for Sir William Browne's Dark 'gainst a lunar sky, before me rose posited the rich productions of English Gold Medals, for the present year, are
In giant majesty! .
Th' arch-angel Uriel..... l'isit to the Sun. commerce, I spent several days in walking
FOR THE GREEK ODF, about the town, without experiencing any In Obitum Illustrissims Principissæ Carolettä We have already pronounced this to be a other emotion than that of extreme fatigue. Augustæ Georgii Walliæ Principis Filiæ. grand and imposing picture. The characAt length, heartily tired of a city in which
FOR TILE LATIN ODE,
ter and style of the painting are rather more all is noise, bustle, and confusion, I joy- In Memoriam Ricardi Vicecomitis Fitzwilliam worthy of consideration and praise than the fully embarked on board a packet-boat, Musei Fitzwilliam Fundatoris munifici.
management of the subject. It is, indeed, and returned to Bruges.
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one of those giant forins which are of every Magna Civitas, Magna Solitudo.
day occurrence; but its excellence lies in Porson Prize.— The passage fixed upon, an approach to the exalted system of anLEARNED SOCIETIES. for the present year, is
cient art. What honour is paid to a ino
SHAKESPEARE, HENRY VIII. Act 3, Sc. 2. dern and a young artist when we declare CAMBRIDGE, Jan. 30.–Saturday last, Beginning with
that we cannot look upon his work without
being reminded at times of Michael Angelo being Bachelors of Arts' Commencement, “ Cromwell, I did not think to shed a trar;"
and at times of Corregio! The manner in 186 gentlemen were admitted to that
And ending with,
which Mr. Allston has treated his Uriel degree.
• “He would not in mine age The following gentlemen obtained aca
may aptly be compared with that of the
“ Hare left me naked to mine enemies.” demical honours on the above occasion :
Cartoons, or more strictly, perhaps, with Which is to be translated into Iambic Aca- that of the Roman School, whose painters
talectic Trimeters, according to the laws have done so much to improve our national Ds. Lefevre Trin. Ds. Ramsay
laid down by the Professor, in his Preface taste and ennoble the arts. There is much
to the Hecuba of Euripides. Joh. Henslow Joh.
of the fresco in its coup d'oil, and with Malkin Trin. Geldart T. H.
something of a want of detail, an evident Pope Emn. Thelwall Trin.
want of solidity in the figure. If we could Warren Jes. Venn Qu.
THE FINE ARTS.
add to it that solidity which distinguished Broughton Pemb. Beech Joh.
the chef d'œuvre of Guercino, seen last year Attwood Pemb. Skinner Jes.
on the opposite side of Pall Mall, and now Fisher Trin. Jeremy Trin. THE BRITISH INSTITUTION.
in the King's Mews, it would deserve al. Hutchins Pemb. Escreet Trin.
The Gallery in Pall Mall opened on most unqualified approbation. As it is, it D'Arblay Chr. Crombie Trin. Tyson Cath.
Monday, and public opinion, as far as it is certainly a great and extraordinary pro
Clarke Caius. Hawkes Trin. Godson Caius.
can be gathered, has sanctioned our preli- duction-aiming with no mean flight at the Greenwood Bene't. Hallewell Chr.
minary remarks. Its general merit is ac- highest elevation, and ranking its author Twigg Trin. Walter Sid. knowledged, and most of the pictures with the most able artists of the British
which we mentioned as peculiarly striking School. SENIOR OPTIMES.
have been purchased by eminent Patrons of No. III. BATHSHEBA. D. Wilkie, R. A. Ds. Brandt Trin. Ds. Ellis Trin. the Arts, the best proof that could be ad It is hardly necessary to observe that in
M‘Dowall Bene't. Stainforth Trin. duced of their excellence. Sitting, how- a subject of this class, and a cabinet picPlaskett Pemb. Prickett Pet. ever, in a sort of chair of critical justice-a ture, grace is at once the recommendation Studholme Jes. Whately Trin. delicate and embarrassing situation we feel and the apology. Naked subjects, if not Blundell Trin. Thompson Peinb.
it to be-it behoves us to speak at least im- eminently refined, are voluptuous, and the Harvey Cath. Pench Joh. Melvili Trin. Thirlwall
partially, if we do not affect the garb of a sublime of art scorns the slightest approach Trin.
technical style; and we proceed to offer to a mean passion. In the subordinate Hindle Joh. Evans Joh. Buller Joh. Warren Sid.
such observations as a more minute exami- parts of this picture all the skill of Wilkie Haslewood Pet. Lunn Joh. nation of the pictures suggests. This pur- is displayed. "The colour, the chiaro-scuro, Pranks Pet. Ward Joh. pose we have to preface with only one ge- and the ivhole tone is admirable, except in Courtenay Joh. Dobrec Pemb. neral remark, which we need scarcely say the principal figure, where the carnations Ash
Qu. Leigh Trin. proceeds from as ardent admirers and warm are by no means sufficiently vivid, but, on Pearce Joh. Hildyard
friends of the establishment as the periodi- the contrary, there is a monotony and heaCarlisle Joh. Jones Jes. cal press can boast. But it does occur to viness which is very prejudicial to the ge
us that there is too great a predominancy neral effect.
of local landscape: not that landscape paint No. XXII. A CardinAL. G. II. Harlour. Ds. Torlesse Trin. Ds, Littlewood Joh.
ing is not delightful, or does not afford This truly excellent work of art must be Benson Trin. Ward Qu. Tomlin Joh. Oldershaw Emm.
scope for the display of first-rate talents; placed ainong the number of those producFormby Jes. Dewe Joh.
but that, as we take it, this Institution was tions which are said to be done con amore: Hopkinson Clare. Daries Clare.
formed on other grounds, its main purpose in which the artist or the writer pours out Luard Joh.
being to encourage those higher branches his whole soul upon the subject, and con
of the art, historical and poetical composi- centrates his powers upon a single object or Total number of academical honours 69, tions, which in this Protestant country particular effect. Its character and colourbeing more than on any former occasion in lacked the patronage which individual ing warrant the approbation of every man the annals of the University.
wealth bestowed on portrait and landscape. of taste, and had he painted no other pic
It does not, upon the whole, appear to us ture, this would justify us in looking for. The subjects for the Prizes given by the that this distinguishing feature is suffici- ward to the artist as a credit and support Representatives in Parliament for this Uni-ently adhered to, and we are rather inclined to our national school. There is a fine versity, for the present year, are
to think on the contrary, that, with all its breadth about the head, well preserved with
merits, in the present exhibition works of all the brilliancy of colour, which we obFOR THE SENIOR BACHELORS, imagination are rendered secondary to those serve in the best works of Rubens; one of Antique Mus.cx species et natura. of local scenery.
whose studies (by the way) in the collection