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God of stillness and of motion
the Property Tax, If, however, the identity and of the rainbow, and the ocean;
number of persons assessed in any one district. Of the inounta. a, rock, and river
could be compared with the petitioners of the same Blessed be thy name for ever!
district, I should not be surpri«cu if the result I have seen thy wond'rous might
proved, that those who signed had no grievance to *? hrough the sadows of this night,"
complain of, excepting that of not being rich Thou, who slum ei'st bol, por sleepest !
enough to be comprehended within the scope of Blest are they Thou kindly keepest!
this tax, which, indeed, may justly be called the Spirits froin the ocean under,
Eythie or the rich given for the support of the iaLiquid flame and leveli'd thunder,
duşurious." Nerd not waben nor alarm them ;
The following argumentum ad hominem will Ali coinbiucd they cannot harın them.
not easily be answered by logic, or confuted by God of evening's yellow ray:
political arithmetic. “ I would ask, suppose. as an God of youder das ning day,
individual, you had been forced by the fraud, inThat rises from the distant sea
justice, or open violence of another, to defend Like breathings of eternity!
yourself by the laws of your country, and were Thine the Ham og sphere of light;
consequently involved in a heavy expense. Sup. Thine the darkness of the night
pose that your apeal to the laws of your country Thine are all the gems of even,
erentually obtained success:-how could you object God of angels! Od of Heaven!
to pay the costs and charges of your advisers and God of liie--that fade shall never :
defeodéss? Would it be right to leave the leary Glory to thy name for ever!
debt contracted for your témporary welfare, as a The Mountain Boy; in four cantos. By legacy to your children, to be discharged by them, John Bird, esq.
who were not immediately but partially interested Svo, 99.
in it? Such, then, is the conduct of the nation by Christabel, a Poem; and Kubla Kan, a
its rejection of the Income Tax. It leaves to future Vision. By S. T. Coleridge. 8vo, 4s. 6d. ages to make good the expeuces the present have
Lord Byron's Farewell to England. 8vo. contracted; and it has therefore committed a 29. 6d.
breach of faith towards posterity."--Vuch acute Poems. By Mr. Alfred Bunn. 8VO. 48. reasoning and practical senark will be found in The Battle of Waterloo. By Robert Gil
these letters, on subjects of general importance. mour, esq. 28. 6d.
The First Annual Report on Mad Houses. The Poetical works of Thos. Little, jun. Ordered by the House of Commons to be esq. 3:.
printed, April 26, 1916. 8vo. 75. Redemption; in twenty books. By Geo. Plan for a General Inclosure Bill for ComWoodley. 2 vols. 8vo. 165,
monsif a limited Extent. By a Country Verses for Gravestones in Church -yards. Gentk man. is. By a Parish Minister. No. II. extending the
Proofs and Demonstrations how much the Epitaphs in number from 80 10 125. projected Registry of Colonial Negroes is un
An Epithalamium on the union of the founded and uncalled for. By Geo. ChalPrincess Charlotie of Wales and Prince Leo mers, F.R.S. S. A. los, 6d. pold of Saxe-Cobourg. 1s.6d.
Remedies proposed as certain and effectual The loyal Marriaye, or Miss Lump and for our present Embarrassments. By J. Sym: the Grenadier. By Peter Pindar.
mons, esq. 25. 6d. An Ode on the Marriage, of H.R. H. the On the Policy of throwing Open the Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Prince Leo- Transit Trade in Foreign Linens, and on the pold of Saxe-Cobourg. By M. Montague. 2s. importance of that Trade to the Manufac
The Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo. By tures and General Commerce of the British Robert Southcy, esq. Poet Laureate. 12mo.
Empire. is. 108, od.
Speech of Henry Brougham, esq. M.P.
Distresses. 25. 60.
John Cox Hippesiey. By a Catholic Chris
Thoughts on the Present Crisis. By Wm.
More 'Thoughts occasioned by two pamspeech on the incoine tax, by this facetious gentle phlets on the Bill for the Registration of inan, which might have been delivered in the senace
Slaves. By Joseph Marryat, esq. M. P. 10 the edification of the members, if party spirit The Extraordinary Red Book ; containing and selfishness would have allowed it a candid a detailed List of all Pensions, Places, Sinchearing. The author has followed up his observa. cures, &c. with the Salaries and Emolumenti tions on the existing state of the country, in a very arising therefrom. sensible appeal to the plain good sense of the peo. ple. Speaking of the numerous petitions that were
Negro Emancipation made Easy; with poured in against this financial measure, he says,
Reflcctions on the African Institution and " It would be impossible for any other persons,
Slave Registry Bill. By a British Planter. than those employed in particular official depart
38. od. ments, to ascertain with accuracy, the degree of Ireland not England ; a letter to Lord weight to be attached to these petitions against Castlereagh on Irish Affairs.
Statements of the Revenue and Expendi- cultural Interest, addressed to Charles Forbes, ture of Great Britain, in each year of the late esq. M.P. By the Rev. Dr. Crombie, LL.D. War, from 1803 10 1814, both inclusive. 25. 6d. Compiled from the Accounts presented to Catechism of Political Economy. Transthe House of Commons. By C. Stokes. 45. lated from the French of J. B. Say by Jobin
Letters on the present State of the Agri- Richter, svo. 65.
- REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS. A Dictionary of Music. By J. Bottomley. Amanti Costanti, from the Opera of le Button and Co. is.
Nozze di Figaro. By Mozart; with variaThe author in his preface says, “ The object in tions for the Piano-forte, composed by Ferd. the publication of this dictionary is, to convey that Ries, member of the Royal Academy of Music technical information which is incispensable to in Sweden. Op. 66. Goulding and Co. Ss. every practitioner of innsic, in as small a compass This beauifal air of Mozart is well adapted for as possible. Hence this work is not to be con.
variations, and is handled with all the skill and sulted merely as a book of reference, but to be
taste that Mr. Ries is known to possess. The dil diligently read until the substance of it becomes
ferent shades or gradations of time are accurately perfectly furniliar. It will be found useful to the
marked to the air, and tbrough all the variations, tcacher as a text-book from which he may regu.
by Maeizl's Metronome. larly select a certain portion of the terms for his pupils to study, and then to explain, not altogether
The Winds whistle cold. Glee for three in the words which are written, but in languuge of Voices, viz. Allo, Tenor, and Bass, in the their own. To an experienced teacher, the utility the musical Play called Guy Mannering, or of this exercise will be sufficiently obvious." -As a the Gipsey's Propbecy; the words by D. specimen of the performance, we shall extract a Terry. 'esó.: Doormed at Covent Garden few articles, taken promiscuously as they occur “Resolution. That change of harmony which
Theatre. Composed by Henry R. Bishop. is occasioned by the transition of a discord to a
Goulding and Co. 25. od. concord; as when the ninth is resolved into the Very few good glees have appeared síore Dr. eightli, &c."
Calcot ceased to write, Mr. Bishop is the only " Sonata. In the modern acceptation of the man we know of likely to step forward as an efree word, a composition for the piano-forle (but, query;
tive successor to the doctor. The present gler is why not all other instruments?) in which a variety an excellent sample of what in future may be er of morements are introduced."
pecied. “ Relatire. A term principally made use of to Fare the Well! Written by Lord Byron; imply the natural connection between the major composed, with an accompaniment for the and the minor keys. To every major key belongs Piano-forte, by G. Kialimak. Goulding and a minor, and the signatures of both are in every respect the same. The relative of C major is the
Co. es. key of A minor. Upon examination, A will be
It must be no ordinary composer who would be found a (flat) third below C. The relative of
tempt to give musical effect to these patberie every major key is, therefore, the (flat) third be
words. The choice of the measure in 3-4 tike, low." He might have added, that every note in
like that of “ Crazy Jape," is judicious, because the diatonic scale, except the 7th in major keys,
it affords scope for a more powerful accent than and the ed in minor keys, is in various degrees
any other. The charge of the time to 6-8 si related to the key note.
" When her little hauds shall press thee," is This will be found a very useful little book in
happy thought, and adds greatly to the effect. schools and seminaries for children.
Rondo, with Original Russian 'Themes for Notturno. Op. 54, for the Piano-forte, the Piano-forte ; composed and dedicated to coinposed and dedicated to F. W, Collard, Miss Christiana Lane, by Perd. Ries. Gouldesq. by J. B. Cramer. Clementi and Co. 3s.
ad Co. 38. Notturnos are generally used abroad as gere
This is a collection of Russian airs, dances, &c. nades, con visting of a band of violins, viola, and
woven together in a very judicious manner, and, bass, or a lute or Spanish guitar as an assistant to
however uncoath the tunes may bave originally the voice. As no man can carry a piano-torie at
been, the magic touch of Mr. Ries, has rendered his back, this litic does not appear to be exactly all smooth and agreeable to the ear, forming, all appropriate. Dir. Cramer in this, his fifty-fourth together, one of the most interesting sopatas se essay, has supported the high character acquired
ever heard. by his former productions. Perhaps it would not Hibernian Air; arranged as a Rondo for be going too far were we to hazard our opinion, the Piano-forte, with an Introduction, com. that this is one of his very best performances; posed and dedicated to Miss Dalton, by J. B. combiuiug, in its four characteristic movements, Cramer. Goulding and Co.- 25. od. " every variety and every excellence the piano-forte This season of the year seems peculiarly proli6c* is capable of.
in musical productions; we hardly remember's My Life, I love you! written by Lord
great a variety of bew ones, and most of them of Byron ; set to music, with an accompani. the best kind. In the piece befere us Mr. Craiter ment for the Piano-forte, by Mrs. B has honored poor Pat with his potice, kad dressed Munro. ls.
him up so fine that he hardly knows himself: 0, We have been favored before with some of the to speak more intelligibly, the simplicity of the air productions of this unknown lady. The music is forms a powerful contrast to the embellishinents of tulerably correct in point of composition; and, in it, and to the brilliancy of the intermediate pase company with the noble poet, she may hope to sages. alive down the stream of time.
Bound where Thou wilt, my Barb. Writ;
Review and Register of the Fine Arts.
ten by Lord Byron, The music by J. Na- which Kotzwara, in his Battle of Prague, has than. 23. 64.
very much improved upon : and God save We are happy to find that the rapid sale of these the King is so well known in England, that 1. songs will induce Mr. Nathan to continue his exer.
he could not have attempted to deceive the sions for the entertainment of the public. The public by passing it upon them as his own beautiful simplicity of these airs, as well as the Hebrew Melodies, cannot fail of being duly ap
composition. How it got to Prague at all appreciated where they are sufficiently known.
is rather surprising; as it is not probable, (In answer to the communication of a cor
that either the Imperialises or the Prussians, respondent in the last number of the New after the battle, would have shouted, God Monthly Magazine, signed A SUBSCRIBER, save great George our King.-The Turkish the Reviewer has to reply, that, having had music, of which Sterkel has taken only a the Battle of Rosbach long in his possession, small part, was probably composed by rreither he was fully aware of the plagiarism ; but of these illuminés, it having been a wellhe maintains that it is a dry dull performance, known tune in Germany many years before.]
REVIEW AND REGISTER OF THE FINE ARTS.
“ Non ego paucis Offendar maculis, quas aut incuria fudit Aut humana parum cavit natura."
The Antiquities of Athens measured and on the title page, but was not published
delineated by James Stuart, F.R.S. till after Stuari's death, which happened and F.A.S. and Nicholas Revett, in February 1788, when the arrangePainters and Architects.-Volume the ments were completed by Mr. Newton; fourth, folio.-J. Taylor, Holborn, and in 1794, Mr. Revely appears as the 1816.
editor of the third :--after a further inARTISTS, and the lovers of the Arts, terval of 20 years, the papers put into have long been on the watch for the ap- my hands by Mr. Taylor, enable me to pearance of the fourth volume of Stuari's offer to the public the last and fourth Athens. To the former parts of this in- volume.” Not the least interesting part valuable work we owe much of the of this publication, is the prefixed inesuperiority of modern British taste; moirs of both the artists, and the journal they opened the stores of Grecian art, kept during their travels; the latter, and by shewing the pure and primitive evincing the extreme difficulty as well as style of design, banished the corruptions the danger of their undertaking. In one which had arisen in the latter ages of the part of the life of Stuart the writer obRoman school; and to which English serves, that whilst Hogarth, in the beartists were compelled to have recourse ginning of the last century, was in an as models of imitation. It was with obscure corner of the town earning a great pleasure we found that wr. Jn- scanty subsistence by engraving cyphers SEPH Woods was selected to fill the office and arms upon plate,“ Stuart in another of editor to the remaining volume, and quarter equally obscure,supported a large the manner in which he has discharged family by ornamenting the inost frivolous the multitudinous duties it involved, has of all female toys, the fan! consoling himfully justified our anticipations of his fit- self, no doubt, with the hope that by perseness both as a scholar and an artist. verance he should finally raise himself to A posthumous publication not unfre a situation better suited to his talents." quently tarnishes the fame it seeks to Let the poor neglected artist, struggling brighten; but here, fortunately both for against adverse fortune, read this with the public and the memory of the au- exultation ; and though now doomed to thors, the hand of kindred taste has design decorations for a tea-tray, or woven, from Aowers which they them- what is equally painful, to paint unineanselves had culled, another wreath to de- ing portraits, remember that his predecorate their tomb.
cessors in art were equally unfortunate, The bistory of this publication is so and that altho!igh now the great luninacurious, that we are tempted to give it ries of their profession, they once, like to our readers : MR. W00D, speaking him, had to endure the pangs of penury, on the subject says, “ Only the first vo- and the supercilious frown“ which palume was published by the author ; each tient merit of the unworthy takes." succeeding one was ushered into the The antiquities given in this last voworld by a different Editor: the first ap- lume are far less architectural than those peared in 1762; the second lears 1787 in the foriner: they are more adapted to
[JUBE che studies of those who pursue the sister titution of the pencil, a momentary a arts of painting and of sculpture. The toriety to which they are not entitie basso-relievos of the Parthenon, com- either by birth or attainments. Nog prising those in the well known collec- can question the propriety of exhibits tion of the Earl of Elgm, are beautifully the beloved lineaments of our fute given by Stothard, in a series of faithiul queen, or the semblance of that warte and splendid etchings; and by Baxter, who, amid the combination of prince in outline engravings of equal merit,froin has placed England so high in preet drawings lett either by Stuart, or Mr. dence; but why should the shop top Parrs. The classic reader will be de- seek to display in an exhibition of ar lighted to see accurate delineations of a representation of the upper hali ai të the Castalian fountain, so often sung by own body, the exact portion which ai poets, and a view of Parnassus, the mere be daily seen surmounting his counter ei name of which raises a thousand images, bis desk? or why should ihe fop be ai and recalls the interesting recollection of lowed to expose to the public, the beloved school-boy hours. It is, bowever, to be features which he contemplates with so regretted, that the engravings of the view much satisfaction in bis dressing-glass? of Pola, and that of Mount Paroassus, The traces of departed worth mas na have not been better executed; surely improperly be found in the circle it tas among British artists some might have left, nor the resemblance of a beloved been found to bave done justice to these friend be misplaced in the sitting-roop; subjects, instead of the crude black and but it is unseemly and presumptuous white style which is here given us; and attach public attention to the portraiteza we cannot help fearing that the price of those who are uninteresting or mcharged by the engraver, rather than his known. Horses, dogs, cats, and rabbits. merits, was consulted on the occasion, are also seen in modern exhibitions, so The singular basso-relievo in the quar- as accessorial and subordinate parts ries of Paros, and the head and tail- a picture, but evidently placed to be pieces of the chapters are elegant and painted from, in order to gratify the useful studies. The arch of the Sergii, nity of their owners. It may be urged, at Pola, is a tasteful building, and many that if portrait painting were discourag of its details beautiful : and, in conclua ed, artists would lose great part of thes sion, we confidently recommend this vo- present emolumentlume, not only to the possessors of the “ 'Tis true 'tis pity, and pity 'tis 'tis true." preceding parts, but as a highly interest. But let it be remembered, that the ast ing and very useful publication to artists suffers, although here and there an artist and amateurs.
may be benefited, and that it is not so French Characteristic Costume ; con
much painting portraits as exhibiting taining 18 Plates. Frontispiece and them which we deprecate. If they were letter-press description. Drawn and more sparingly adinitted, people in se engraved by R. B. PEAKE. Colnagbi
neral who frequent the Academy would and Co. Cockspur-street, 1816.
endeavour to discover the real merits of This little work is a faithful and please trace the accuracy of resemblance of
the pictures they behold rather than to ing representation of the dress and man- Tom Nokes,or the faithful representation ners of our volatile neiglıbours, and de- of the features of Jack Styles. In de serves attention from those about to vi- picting scenes of domestic life, and in sic France, or who wish to become ac- landscape, however, English artists may quainted with the peculiarities of the successfully vie not only with modern people.
but with ancient painters. EXHIBITION OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY. No. 176, Mauritania, II. Thomsos,
The annual exhibition of the Royal R. A. is a picture of great nerit. It reAcademy presents this year more than presents a family groupe disturbed by its accustomed display of portraits, and the approach of a lion; the mother contains fener attempis than are ordina- straibing to her embrace an infant; the rily shewn, in the bigliest walk of art, father preparing to make resistance to Historical Painting. The anathema of the attack of their formidable foe. The poor Barry against portrait painting still expression of the picture is highly intervibrates on the ear of all who heard him, esting; every muscle betrays apprehrgand the exhibition of 1816, awakens the sion, and the language of another Thomrecollection of bis sentiments with pecu son is appropriately quoted liar force. Multitudes of men, women,
- Th' awakened village starts ; and children, are seen, emblazoned in And to her fluttering heart the mother strains gilded frames, seeking through the pros Her infant :
Exhibition of Painters in Oil and Water Colours, 449 While, uproar all, the wilderness resounds, years. We perceive that many artists, From Atlas eastward to the frighted Nile.” who heretofore excelled in water colours,
206. The Battle of Waterloo, D. have now painted in oil, and the marks DIGUTON. The attention bestowed on of inexperience are evident in their penthis picture is derived from its subject, cilling. Let us bope that this evil will not from its merits.
be removed by next year, and the change 283.
The Raising of Lazarus, w. of style will not then be regretted. Hilton, A.-This is not the best work
66. Christ giving Sight to the Blind, we have seen of Mr. Hilton's, but still it H. Richter. There is in this picture a preserves no small degree of excellence. great portion of sublimity; a sort of suThe figure of Christ is majestic and com- pernatural light, well suited to the manding, the expression of Lazarus is subject, pervades the whole groupe, exceedingly well managed, and the draw- and although the artist has frequently ing highly creditable, both as to anatomy defied nature, yet, in pursuing the and fore-shortening. We regret to see sublime, he has never once trod upon something like affectation in the atti- the absurd, of which, in such an object, tudes of the women, and the colouring of there is great danger. The figure of
Lazarus is crude; buc with these trifling Christ is a personification of all that is * exceptions, we feel great pleasure in grand and beauteous in the human form,
pointing out this picture to the notice of over which the artist has thrown a heaour readers.
venly and benign character, plainly in33.
Tam OʻShanter, T. STOTHARD, dicating the superior nature of the being R.A. is excellently painted: it com
whoin it represents. pletely embodies this eccentric produc
26. A Study for a Head, R. B. Hayuion of the Scottish bard; a supernatural DON.-A most exquisite and beautiful tode of colour pervades the whole, and performance, of which we can say nothe lovers of Burns will in this picture thing more flattering, nor more just, than find a treat.
that it equals in excellence the former 119. The Presentation in the Temple, productions of our most vigorous and R. WESTALI, R. A. has the mannerism promising countryman, Haydon. of the artist. Its colours are gaudy and
64. A Portrait, J. LINNELL.We harsh, and the grouping of the figures are sorry that this gentleman deserts frequently theatrical and affected. "It is that line of art in which he so much exbut justice, however, to observe, that cels; he has about the room two or the kneeling figure of the madona is ele three hard and ill painted portraits, gant and simple. The child too is well which we should be inclined to notice painted, and the figure of Simeon, were
with censure, but for some exquisite it not for his woolly beard, would be ad-landscape in his best style, which quite mirable. Mr. Westall never appeals in disarms our criticism. vain to the feelings, but he has not suc
13. View on the River Kennet, and ceeded so well as in the picture of last
35. Ferry near Oxford, J. LinNELL, year- The Dead Fishermun.
need only to be seen in order to be adó 64. Europa, B. WEST, P.R. A. is evi- mired for their faithful representation of dently placed here in order that the cata the most pleasing and sparkling effects of logue might not lose its distinguished ho- nature. nour in bearing the name of the presi
60. Scene at Hampton Cliffs, B. BAR-, dent; and a recollection of the former ser, is highly beautiful and masterly, greatness of the artist is perhaps the rea and partakes of the character of a good son why this picture has been spoken of old painting.
Its hues are always faithso severely. It is not in his best style ful to nature. certainly, but had it been the work of 65. Cattle. The Last Gleam of the any other pencil, it would have attracted Setting Sun, J. Glover. This picture great attention. The colouring and ex- is nature itself: every object catches the pression are not unworthy of the naine “last gleam," as if reluctant to sink into that is affixed.
obscurity and night. The effect is brilWe defer our farther remarks on the liant and interesting, and this one picture domestic scenes and landscapes in this would (had he painted no other)_place exhibition till our next.
Glover high in rank among British
82. View in Villa Franca, in Spain, J. (The Twelfth.) 1816.
Varley.--A very masterly production,