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522 Anecdotes of Gainsborough-Original Poetry. (July 1, being torn, and an abscess formed be- fectly recovered, le sent Gainsborough tween them and the windpipe.
word he was returned. Gainsborough,
who was extremely capricious, only re GAINSBOROUGH
plied, that he was glad to hear Sir Josbus was one day painting the portrait of a was well; and he never afterwards de rich citizen, who told the painter that sired the president to sit, por had any he had come in his new five-guinea wig. other intercourse with him, till GainsboMis manner and his attempts to look rougb was dying, when he requested to pretty had such an effect on the painter, see him, that he might thank him for the that with the greatest difficulty he was very favourable manner in which he bad prevented from laughing in his face. At always spoken of his works. length, when the worthy alderman begged Gainsborough painted the portraits of he would not overlook the dimple in his Garrick and Foote, but did not succeed chin, bis manner was so simpering, that in their likenesses according to bis wishes, no power of face could withstand it: and humourously excused himself for his Gainsborough burst into an immoderate failure by observing, that they had every fit of laughter, threw his pencils on the body's faces but their own—a remark foor, and damning the dimple, declared which may be applied to every dramatic he could not paint that or the person performer. either, and never touched the picture Mrs. Siddons once sat for her portrait
to a Mr. Scott, of North Britain, who Soon after Gainsborough settled in observed, her nose gave him much trou. London, Sir Joshua Reynolds thought ble. “ Ab!" said she, “ Gainsborough himself bound in civility to pay him a was a good deal troubled in the same visit; Gainsborough, however, took not way." He bad altered and varied the the least notice of him for several years; shape a long time, when at last he threw but at length called on him, and re- down the pencil
, saying: “ D-n the quested him to sit for his picture. Sir nose !-there is no end to it.!" Joshua complied, and sat once to that Gainsborough observed, he felt no reartist; but being soon afterwards taken gret in dying, except that of leaving his ill, he was obliged to go to Bath for his profession, which he thought he was just health. On his return to London, per- beginning to feel.
Though rich in every youthful grace,
By nature's bounteous hand design'd,
Compar'd with her embeHish'd mind.
That mind no selfish passion sway'd, AT thy lone tomb, Georgina dear!
'Twas mild and gentle as the dove, • The pious knee shall lowly bend;
And her expressive smile display'd
The soul of tenderness and love,
To make that mind more lovely still,
Religion came, divine employ!
To soothe each agonizing thrill
With inward balm and holy joy;
Taught her with gleams of Christian faith
Etherial mansions to ascend ; That ever met the morning gale!
To smile at the approach of Death, But, ah! beneath Affliction's pow's,
And hail the king of terrors as a friend. Soun dropp'd the pride of yonder vale.
Then weep not o'er yon lonely tomb,
The lov'd Georgina sleeps not there!
Th' eternal heav'n is now her home,
Angelic bliss is now her sphere.
Is laid beneath yon grassy sod, Daughter of Mrs. Grant, of Auchter. Her soul, companion of the just, blair, authoress of " Popular Modela.”
Rejoices in the Saviour God.
1816.] Original Poetry.
523 AN ODE.
Whose potent inspiration plann'd
The glory of her warrior band;
Yet, alas ! whose mortal eye
Raise it, like the unspotted fame,
Of Him, whose natal hour we celebrate !
Not with venal gold adorn'd,
Which His moveless virtue scorn'd;
But in pure and solemn state,
“ Simply and severely great !”
And whom shall Albion cali, [hand, Shall silence veil His name sublime,
To deck this dearest trophy? Whose the
The triumphs and the tears of all,
Around its hallowed shrine !
[twine Calls forth His country's full array,
Heir of his wisdom, CASTLE REAGĦ shall Shall to His spirie blest belong
The olive's victor wreath ; [neath
Shall dash the eagle plume
of the usurping Gaul.
THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF PITT. Lift, then, the joyful strain! (ended!
Wrillen by a Member of the Putt CLUB, And mourn we not that He his course hath
For the Anniversary of Mr. Pitt's Birthday, O'er Him the grave in vain
May 28th, 1816.
BLEST be the hour, and blest the day
When Freedom gave her Pitt to light! But few are they, the chosen few,
Albion's star-serene and bright,
To guide her on her way!
Then fill the glass, and drink with me,
To Pitt's immortal memory.
The high born soul, the heart of fire,
The spirit pure, the innate worth,
Demand the Muse's sweetest lyre,
Her choicest strains, to hail his birth,
A people to inspire !
Then fill the glass, and drink with me,
To Pitt's immortal memory.
That soul no danger could appal,
That heart corruption could not reach,
That spirit deaf to int’rest's call, [teach,
That worth which Virtue's self 'might
Combined t'avert our fall!
Then fill the glass, and drink with me,
To Pitt's immortal memory.
Now mark the Patriot's steady way;
O'er Faction's snares and Treason's wiles
And at his conquest Britain smiles
To see her foes decay!
who bore our island's thunder,
Gallia's stern Tyrant well has known
His counsels wise, his actions bold;
How bright has his example shone,
By after ages will be told,
To Pitt's immortal memory.
[July 1, Pirt taught how safety might be won, So when the waves' tumultuous shock
Bade marshall's nations meet the foc! Hath wreck'd an Indian's little bark,
Sea-girt amid the tempest dark.
All that affection prized in life, Then fill the glass, and drink with me,
With eager gaze he seeks around, To Pitt's immortal memory.
They're gone-he meets the stormy strife,
And sinks amid the gloom profound.
HORACE, ODE V.-TO PYRRHA. Oh! could I thus with ease erase,
PYRRHA! what youth with odours Crown'd, From faithful mem'ry's chequer'd page, On rosy beds shall thee caress; Life's carliest hopes, jovs brightest rays,
In shady grots with myrile crown'd, Obscur'd by fate's relentless rage. What youth wilt thou vouchsafe to bless ? Though past of youth the rosy morn, For whom dost thou thy golden hair
Though none of Fortune's gifts are mine; In flowing tresses loosely bind,
Genteelly plain, with easy air,
Alas! poor youth, he'll oft bewail,
The plighted vow that's broke by you, No charm the luring fiend can chace,
His prayers to Cupid wo'nt prevail, Which leads my wand'ring steps astray.
Venus is deaf to all his woe.
A stranger to thy faithless mind, În vain my aking eyes explore
He thinks he is for ever blest, Where Time's dark surges ceaseless roll; Deceiv’d, forgot, he'll shortly find, But Hope illusive charms no more, The waves are ruffled in thy breast. And mingled terrors haunt my soul.
Unhappy those whom you detain, Terrors which fancy once dispellid,
Enamour'd with your faultless shape, And bade th' unstudied numbers flow;
My drooping clothes in Neptune's fane O'er Fate her magic empire held,
Declare to all my hard escape.
С. And raised me from a world of woe.
April 11, 1816.
TO A MERCENARY FRIEND.
Why hoard those stores of glitt'ring wealth, To cheer my solitary course.
Can they afford thee solid joys, No more for me shall pity's eye
Can they secure thee peace or health? To friendship drop the generous tear ;
If all the wealth that India boasts No more responsive heave the sigh
Was added to thy useless store,
And sigh to think it was not more.
Say what's the end of all thy care,
And all thy mercenary ways;
For what would'st thou such store prepare, And give the weary wand'rer rest.
How spend it in thy latter days? Then will the dark chill mist of death
Is it a pleasure to behold Spread o'er my eyes no fearful gloom;
Thy wealth a benefit to none; No sigh prolong my fleeting breath
Was it design'd that so much gold To shun the horrors of the tomb.
Should make one happy man alone ? The soul which dreads death's fearful road,
Can you at night before you sleep Which still the cup of joy would sip,
Recount your many thousands o'er, Lingers within her frail abode,
Then think how many daily weep, And hangs upon the quiv'ring lip.
And threaten'd leave your cheerless door?
Will not that God whose bounteous band But when to toil and grief a prey,
Plac'd so much good within thy puw'r,
A nobler, better, use demand?
Where's thy account for that dread hour i Nor casts one parting look on life.
But, ah! I fear persuasion's yain,
Though every nerve may writhe with pain; Yet, О reflect, ino sordid man,
With all thy wealth shou soon must part ! The king of terrors frowns in vain !
INTELLIGENCE IN LITERATURE AND THE
ARTS AND SCIENCES.
PROCEEDINGS OF UNIVERSITIES. OXFORD. June 4, the prize compo John's; Hoskins, John, Queen's; Jensitions were adjudged as follow:
nings, Thomas F. Wadham; Stocker, Chancellor's Prizes.
Charles G. St. John's. Latin Essuy-" In Historia scribenda In Literæ Humaniores. quænam sic præcipua inter Auctores ve- Anderson, Thomas, Exeter ; Birch, Wilteres et novos Ditrerentia ;" H. M. Mil liam S. Oriel; Bolton, Henry, Exeter; man, esq. B. A. fellow of Brasenose Col
Boucher, Barton, Baliol; Cockeram, lege.
Henry, Exeter; Deacon, William W. English Essay—“A Comparative Es Exeter; Edmonstone, Archibald,Christ timate of Sculpture and Painting;" H. Church; Ellis, Hon. Geo. W. Agar, M. Milman, esq. B. A. fellow of Brase Christ Church; Eyre, William T. nose College.
Brasenose; Fuller, Robert F. BraseLatin Verse" Druidæ;" Mr. W.II. nose; Garden, John, Exeter; Greaves, Burton, commoner of Exeter College. Richard, Wadham; Griffith, John W.
Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize. Queen's; Grylls, Henry, Exeter; Jen“ The Horses of Lysippus;" Mr. A.
nings, Thomas F. Wadham; Stafford, Macdonnell, student of Christ Church. James C. Magdalen ; Stanhope, Chas.
J. Christ Church; West, John, ExeJune 8.-The names of those candi
ter; Wilkinson, Thomas H. Exeter; dates who, at the close of the public
Wills, William, Wadham ; Young, examinations of this term, were admit
David, Baliol. ted by the public examiners into the first and second classes of Litere Humaniores In Discipline Mathematicæ et Physiee. and Discipline Mathematicæ et Physicæ Greaves, Richard, Wadham; Pope, Edrespectively, according to the alphabeti ward, Queen's. cal arrangement in each class prescribed
The number of candidates to whom by the statute, stand as follow:
testimoniums for their degrees were given In the First Class of Litera Humaniores. by the public examiners, but who were Awdry, John W. Christ Church; Clif
not admitted into either of the above ton, Lord, Christ Church; Creyke, classes, amount to 61. Stephen, C. C. C.; Dornford, Joseph, CAMBRIDGE.- The Chancellor's gold Wadham; Stocker, Charles G. St. medal for the best English poem, is this John's.
year adjudged to Mr. Hamilton Sydney In the First Class of Discipline Mathe Beresford, of Clare Hall: subject, « Ma
Sir William Browne's gold medals are law, Richard B. Worcester; Watts, For the Greek Ode, to John H. Fisher,
adjudged as follow:-
John, Exeter; Eedle, Edward, Christ
TRINITY COLLEGE, Dublin. - The
Next to the rewards bestowed on living Servante, William, Exeter; Walker, genius, nothing contributes so much 10 James, New College; Watts, John, the promotion of literature as the attenUniversity; Wellesley, Henry, Christ tions paid to the families of such of its Church,
meritorious professors as have been preIn the Second Class of Discipline Ma. vented by circumstances from making a thematicæ et Physica.
provision for them during their life-time. «Best, Francis, Worcester; Dornford, Jo- Deeply impressed with this truth we
seph, Warham; Hawkins, Francis, St. cannot forbear claiming the sympathy of New Monthly Mag.--No. 30,
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5:26 Intelligence in Literature and the Arts and Sciences. (Joly 1 all the lovers of letters in behalf of the of the researches of many learned antiwidow and six orphans of the late quaries, joined to the critical observaMr. Benjamin Tuompson, a gentleman tions which fall more particularly within whose character, both literary and moral, the scope of the artist's observation. entitles his memory to the highest re- The eighth number of Mr. BRITTON'S spect. Although possessed of indefati- Cathedral Antiquities containing seren gable industry and a comprehensive engravings of Norwich Cathedral, is just mind, he was like too many other men published. One more number, to be of genius, the victim of pecuniary mis- published in August, will complete the furtune, and has left his family in cir- history and illustration of that catbedral cumstances of deep distress. A sub- Winchester Church, which is to be third scription for their benefit has been prio in the series, will be illustrated by 30 envately set on foot by a few friends, and gravings from drawings by E. BLORE, a public
one for the sale of his last dra- and will be published in five successive matic effort, Oberon's Oath, lately pro- numbers, in the course of the next winter. duced at Drury Lane Theatre, is an- The history and illustration of York Conounced. Mr. H. COLBURN, the pub- thedral will immediately follues that of lisher of this inagazine, undertakes to re- Winchester, and will consist of S6 enceive the contributions of the humane, gravings from drawings by E. Bloke and and engages for their faithful application F. Mackenzie, with ample historical to the relief of the widow and children of and descriptive accounts. Mr. Thompson, of whom some account Dr. Charles SCUDAMORE will speedily will be given in a subsequent page of publish a Treatise on the Nature and our present number.
Cure of Gout, comprehending a General Dr. LETJSON'S “ Hints designed to View of the Morbid State of the digestive promote Beneficence, Temperance, and Organs and of Regimeil, with some ObMedical Science," have been republished servations on Rheuinatism in three volumes 8vo. with Memoirs of Mrs. Grant has seot to press the third the Author, and of James Neild, Esq.; part of Popular Models, which contains and brief Notices of many other of Dr. Anecdotes of the Early Days of H. R. H. Lettsum's Friends. The work is embel- the Prince Regent, to whom the work is lished with 40 plates, 10 of which were dedicated, and many particulars illustratiot in the first edition.
tive of the character of her countrymen Mr. Berry, late of the College of the Gael. Arins, and author of a History of Guern- The publication of the Ordnance Maps sey, has in the press a series of tables, of the Counties of England is resomed entitled “ The Genealogical Mythology, after a temporary suspension, during intended as a book of reference for Clas- which, however, not only the operations sical Students,"
of the trigonometrical survey, but also Mr. Gilchrist has in the press a work those of the mapping and engraving, have entitled “ Philosophical Etymology, or been regularly continued under the suRational Grammai ; containing the na- perintendance of Lieutenant-colonel cure and origin of alphabetic signs, a ca. Mudge. Mr. Faden, of Charing Cross, non of etimology, the common system who is agent to the Board of Orduance of English Grammar examined, and a for the sale of this work, will speedily standard of orthography established.” publish the Survey of the Isle of Wigbt,
The third volume of the Pulpit; being which will be followed by maps of Corta biographical and literary account of wall, Dorset, Hampshire, and Sasser. eininent popular preachers, by Onesimus, Kent is re-engraving, and in considerwill appear early in the present month. able forwardness. When the portions
The first 21 volumes of Dibdin's Lon- now planning are finished, at least don Theatre, with upwards of 400 em- three-fifths of England and Wales will bellishments, will be ready for publica- be ready to be placed successively in the tion in the early part of this month. hands of the engravers, and the whole
Mr. WOOLNOTH's Graphical Illustra- will be carried on with all the expedition tion of Canterbury Cathedral is now consistent with accuracy. These maps "published in a complete form, in one 4to. being on the scale of an inch to a mile, volume. The views, wbich are engraved admit of an attention to minutiæ wlich
in the most finished style of art, exhibit must be disregarded in those of smaller In succession all the parts of that inte- size. testing and venerable structure. The The first volume of a new work, to be accompanying history and description entitled the Annual Obituary, is in pre contaib, in a compressed form, the result paration. It will contain Áfemo bi