Imatges de pàgina

PART 11.]
Miscellaneous Reviews.

627 Parliament is the properp lace for discuss- miracle that ought to affect my understanding the subjects alluded to in Mr. Cayley's ing, it is incumbent on the persons so asLeller to Lord Milton.

suming to be gifted, to inform me where the

natives are to be found among whom such We like to see kuowledge and love of tongues as theirs are spoken." p. 11. We reading diffused, and therefore wish success will tell him where in the land of the to the Magnet, and Periodical Review. quart-bottles, from which men of full size

creep out and in; and of whom one used The Cottager's Friendly Guide is a work the public scurvily some years ago. of uncommon utility, and one capable of converting a barrea sandhill into a mountain The Harmonicon continues to put forth of precious metal.

in each publication several popular compo

sitions, (partly extracted from new works If the Unitarians adopt doctrines offensive and partly original) and to furnish a correct to the pious class of Christians who expect view of the events of the musical world, with salvation through Christ as God, Dr. Chan- intelligent critiqnes on most of the novelNING cannot prevent that Erclusion and De- ties in that science. We have seen with nunciation of which he complains, for so to pleasure some well compiled memoirs of act is an express injunction of the Apostle eminent musical professors; those of Dr. Paul, &c. &c.

Cooke, Greatorex, and Jonah Bates, are

particularly interesting. In the number for We deem the Catechisms of Christian In- November is a pretty Rondino à la Paganini stru ction, Zoology, Geography, and French by C. G. Lickl; and a Waltz by Hummel, and Latin Grammar, so satisfactorily as they singular for its simplicity. are compiled, so full as they are of information, and so cheap as they are in cost, such We implore Country-gentlemen to paexcellent things, that we sincerely hope the tronize the Earnest Appeal on the necessity currency of them may be very extensive. of forming Associations in every toun and This we wish, because the public will derive village in England, for encouraging indusfrom them infinite instruction, and the trious Lalourers and Mechanics, by providbooksellers (herein benefactors also) thus ing allotments of land, which they may rent receive their merited remuneration.

and cultivate for their own advantages ; by

the Secretary of the Wantage Society. We are happy to see Vol. VI. of Dr. Dibdin's Sunday Library, for we heartily Samouelle's Entomological Cabinel will pray, that the high reason of the Divines be published monthly, in duodecimo, with selected by him, may cure the diseased ap- six coloured plates. The author of this useful petite for trash which is symptomatic of key to the study of British Entomology has hyper-religious chlorosis.

been for many years keeper of the insects in

the British Museum, and is also known to We are glad to announce the third, fourth, the world by his very excellent “ Compenand fifth volumes of the Works of Jeremy dium on the subject, published some years Taylor, edited by the Rev. T. S. Hughes, since, and which essentially contributed to B.D. The first volume of Dr. Jeremy Tay promote a taste for the pursuit of this inteJor's Works was noticed in p. 42. He here resting science. The drawings for the enterappears as a good pious and ingenious as- taining and instructive work now before us, cetic, who deemed every pleasurable sensa- have been made by the author from nature, tion a sin, and unnecessary misery a duty. and the plates are beautifully and faithfully

coloured; and these, with the very accurate, The Rev. Robert Hall's Sermon on In- pleasing, and popular descriptions accomfulelity is truly excellent.

panying them, present at once a Hand

Book to the Juvenile, a Text-Book to the We recommend to the Trade Mr. Harri- Tyro, and a Magazine to the scientific.” son's pamphlet On the proportions of the constituent parts of Bells.

We entirely approve of the Temperance

Coues. Modern Claims lo Miraculous Gifts of the Spirit, considered in a Sermon, by the Rev. The Anti-Slavery Reporter, No. 91, ioW. HARNESS. A certain conjuror in Scrip- sults, (as usual) in p. 436, the sister societure wished to buy the gifts of the Spirit, ties for Promuting Christian Knowledge, and because he could have made a fortune by the Propagation of the Gospel. How the them. In his time pretended holy orders abolition of slavery can be recommended by were not so good as the real, nor the cash creating unnecessary enemies, and the cloven of spiritual gifts negociable by bills of ex- foot not be betrayed by making the work change; now several persons will discount before us a vehicle of injuring the regular thein. But, says Mr. Harness :—“ Before clergy, and deitying sectaries, we know not; this modern gift of tongues is received as a but many will think, that the abolition is

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Miscellaneous Reviews.Fine Arts.

(VOL. CI. only a nail, whereon to hang the cloak al- Manuscript Memorials is a miscellaness luded to.

collection of serious and comic, in ver The Commercial Vade-Mecum is a very and prose. In the Chapter of Estos ax useful little Manual to all commercial men, Anachronisms are mentioned the following and particularly to travellers. It is so small bulls (inter alia) of our great authors. as to go into the waistcoat pocket, and yet Nor yet perceived the vital spirit Aed, contains a complete calculator, Interest But still fought op, oor koew that he was dees Tables, Lists of Coins, Commercial Foreiga

When first young Maro in his poble and Cities, Cities and towns in Great Britain,

A work t'outlast immortal Korne desigces. Fairs, &c.


Light readers are flies; and we think that We congratulate the author of Nature dis- they may insert their probosces with such played in her mode of teaching French, he- satisfaction, in several of the sweets of this cause his work has reached a twelfth edition, collection. University undergraduates will an incident which implies a favourable opi- highly relish various sportive articles of lo nion on the part of the public. The author cal relation, for the work is quite charee must, however, excuse our smile at the teristic their literature, out of serioas Gallicism of making Ismael address his study. mother Hagar (pt. i. p. 49) by the title of “ Mama ;

and a lady's styling herself We have read with pleasure various lines “ desolée,” because she had a previous en- in Mr. BRYDSON'S Pictures of the Past. gagement when invited to a card-party.

Mrs. CURLING makes a very respectable The Usurer's Daughter, a novel. Misers figure in her Poetical Pieces. can only be represented in caricature, and their meannesses are frequently interesting. We have to announce Valpy's publicating People often enjoy them, especially young of Plutarch's Lives, which is appearing is ones, as much as children do the tricks in monthly volumes. He was the first 21 pantomines. The story before us exhibits best of garrulists -- the facile princeps of one in which there is nihil humani but the tellers of long stories. ruling passion. The novel contains also some very excellent reflections, not up- The Last of the Sophis, a Poem, by C.F. worthy Rochefoucault, and not so artificial HENNINGSEN, a Minor, shows facility of verand useless.

sification, and he who has a fondness for

practising a thing is almost certain to imWe find in Mr. Wood's Addresses for prove in it. Sunday Schools, a list of books recommended, The Poems by William Danby, Esq. are pone of which books appear we believe) in animated by a fine poetical spirit. the catalogue of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. We by no means say, We are glad to see that Mr. BROSTER has that there are not well-intentioned books been so successful in his Plan for remorceg not included in that list; only that the au- impediments of Speech. We only wish that thor, who is the Rev. Samuel Wood, B.A. he could transfer a few of the latter to interhas not apparently written this book for the minable talkers, and tiresome prosists. Sunday scholars of the Establishment. After church he puts (chapel) in brackets, and The Sailor's Bride, a tale of home, ty the mentions “ Catechisms," not “ the Cate- author of the Months of the Year, &c. is s cbism."

pathetic and interesting story, illustrative of

the bad consequences of anticipating uncerWe think that Mr. ALFRED BARTHOLO- tain evils ; for it is to be recollected, that MEW has been successful in his Sacred Ly- such evils may never epsue at all, or, if they rics, an unusual circumstauce.

do, not be so severe as apprehended.


best Group in Sculpture, the gold medal and

the “ Discourses of the Presidents Reynolds At a general assembly of the academicians, and West.”—To Mr. Eden Upton Eddis, held at Somerset House, the following dis- for the best Copy made in the Painting tributions of premiums took place :--To Mr. School, the silver medal and the “ Lectures Daniel M'Clise, for the best Historical of the Professors Barry, Opie, and Fuseli.”Painting, (subject, the Choice of Her- To Mr. Robert Martin, for a copy made in cules,) the gold medal and the “ Dis- the Painting School, the silver medal. - To courses of the Presidents Reynolds and Mr. William Edward Frost, for the best West,” haodsomely bound and inscribed. - Drawing from the Life, the silver medal and To Mr. Sebastian Wyndham Arnald, for the the “ Lectures of the Professors Barry,

T 11.]
Fine Arts.

629 and Fuseli." -To Mr. Charles West for a Drawing from the Life, the sil

published at the same time. One is a novel

by Mr. Bulwer; and the other a poem, The nedal.-To Mr. Edgar George Pap- Dream of Eugene Aram, the Murderer, by 1, for the best Model from the Life, I hos. Hood, esq. ; who has shown in this silver melal.-To Mr. Henry Fenniog,

fascinating production that he is as much a he best Drawings of the London Uni- master of the truly pathetic as of the truly ty, the silver medal and the “ Lectures comic. It is illustrated by the very tasteful he Professors Barry, Opie, and Fuseli.” o Mr. John Crake, for Drawings of the

and powerful pencil of W. Harvey; which

has supplied subjects for eight perfect gems idon University, the silver medal.—To of the art of engraving on wood, executed 2. Edward Ridley, for the best Drawings by Messrs. Branston and Wright. We have

m the Antique, the silver medal and the intimated that Mr. Hood, in this tale, has - Lectures of the Professors Opie and Fu- as it were put off his former merry self; nor = i.”—To Mr. John Sluce, for a Drawing has he once committed the sin of punning. - Om the Antique, a silver medal.—To Mr. On the wrapper, however, we find a bu

rederick Orson Rossi, for the best Model mourous announcement of a little book on om the Antique, the silver medal and the the Epsom Races ; as a companion to the

Lectures of the Professors Opie and Fu- very successful poem he has before published, eli.”—To Mr. Henry James Hakewill, for on “ The Epping Hunt,” which was illusmodel from the Antique, the silver medal. trated with six engravings in wood, after

After the distribution, the President ad- the humourous designs of George Cruikİressed a discourse to the candidates and shank. - students; and the General Assembly ap

pointed officers for the ensuing year, when The Portrait of Thomas Telford, esq. F.R.S. Sir Martin Archer Shee was unanimously L. & E. which was painted by Mr. S. Lane, re-elected President.

and now ornaments the apartments of the The “ Literary Gazette," in stating the Institution of Civil Engineers, (of which distribution of these premiums, thus al- Mr. Telford is President) has been beautiludes to the gentleman to whom was award- fully engraved by Mr. W. Raddon, in the ed the gold medal for the best Historical size of 13 inches by 17. It is one of the Painting :-" It has been our fortune to most splendidly engraved portraits that have know Mr. M'Clise from the commencement ever been produced in this country; and of his London career, and we were the first will enable the friends of Mr. Telford to to be attracted by, and publicly to notice, indulge themselves with a delightful record the promise of his talent. Four years since, of his highly intellectual countenance. with doubt and diffidence, he presented to that Academy, from which he has now taken Tric-trac is another excellent work of the big hest degree in the arts, a probation- the burin of Mr. Raddon. The original ary drawing to enable him to become a stu- picture by Tepiers is in the collection of dent; and he has since annually carried Henry Thomas Hope, esq. M.P. It repreaway the first medals in his respective sents the interior of a village hostelry, where classes. Last year Mr. M'Clise obiained, a gallant cavalier and a shrewd old bourgeois at the same time, the first medal in the are playing a species of backgammon. Two painting school and the first medal in the other figures, of both the ranks described, life-a circumstance, we believe, without forin the spectators; and in the back-ground parallel in the annals of the Institution. He are two clever military groups, one standing has now gathered the last laurel."

in conversation, and the other boozing by

the fire. We are justified in giving this enMr. Parris has been appointed Historical graving the high praise that it is worthy of Painter to the Queen; her Majesty having the great master it copies. The seamed previously purchased a work which he had countenance of the old man is truly admijust completed. Mr. Parris is known as the rable. It is executed in a cabinet size. painter of ove of the most astonishing productions of modero times—the Panorama of The Monastic Annals of Teviotdale, by the Lundon at the Coloseum.

Rev. James Morton, F.S.A.E. The first

Part of this work (which is intended to be The remarkable name of Eugene Aram, completed in six portions) is wholly occubelonging to a man of unusual talents and pied by a well compiled account of the Abacquirements, but uuhappily associated with bey of Jedburgh. Fron its situation on the a deed of inurder, was one which deeply iu- Scottish Border, this abbey could not avoid terested our grandfathers, as well from the partaking largely in the national contests circumstances of the discovery of the murder and private feuds between England and Scot. after the lapse of fourteen years, as from the land. These are minutely detailed by Mr. great ability of the defence delivered by the Morton, and add an unusual interest to his culprit at bis trial. Now, when seventy narrative. The Number is illustrated by years have since elapsed, two works of fic- two good views and a plan of Jedburgh Abtion, founded on this interesting story, are bey, drawn and engraved by W. H. Lizars.


[blocks in formation]
[ocr errors]


[ocr errors]


tional Airs of the United Kingdoza. Dec. 23. The subject for the Chancelconclusion, Mr. C. maintained that, besta lor's gold medal for the next year is “ The the prejudices of influential individaa's, te taking of Jerusalem in the First Crusade." acquisition of this fascinating science Dict

The subjects for the Members' prizes are be greatly facilitated. A discussion fotor - for the Bachelors, “Qua præcipue parte ed, in which the President, Mr. T. *. debilis sit et manca Veterum Philosophorum Gleadow, Mr. T. J. Buckton, Mr. W. 8. de Oficiis doctrina ?”

Dikes, Dr. Warwick, and Messrs. Higgie For the Undergraduates,

son and Ibbotson took a part; after wait " Inter silvas Academi quærere verum." Mr. Cummins made an animated reply, sed

The subjects for Sir W'm. Browne's gold the proceedings closed. medals are-For the Greek ode,

HINTS TO COLLECTORS OF BOOES. « Quid dedicatum poscit Apollinem, Glass cases do not preserve books, Vates."

the shelves, backs, and sides of the ease be For the Latin Ode,

of well seasoned wainscot, but not des! “ Occultum quatiente animo tortore Aagel- any other wood he at hand. Use do paist lum."

Let the shelves be wide enough to admit sit For the Greek Epigram,

behind the books, and let do book toad Quis enim celaverit ignem, the back. Leave space above the books sa Lumine qui semper proditur ipse suo ?” let air pass over them. Let the books staad For the Latin Epigram, “ Homo sum; hu- close together that the leaves may not sept mani nibil a me alienum puto."

rate; and to prevent the books from tripping The subject for the Porson Prize is— aside, have one or two wooden books of oat Shakspeare, Julius Cæsar, Act II, scene 2, lettered on the back, in every range, to close beginning:

up vacancies. Avoid majling baize or leasber Cal. “ Cæsar, I never stood on ceremonies ;"

or any thing else upon the edges of the And ending:

shelves, to keep off the dust ; for if the room “ Seeing that death, a necessary end,

be dry the fine particles settled upon the Will come when it will come.'

closed edges of the leaves is a preservation

against worm, moth, mould, and milde; The premium for the Hulsean dissertation

but the poison of damp is irresistible, and is this year adjudged to George Langshaw, dry rot will ruin books at a distance. Books B.A. Fellow of St. John's college. Subject that have been used in boards, and so well

-“ The Evidences of the Truth of the dried before they are bound, have the best Christian Revelation are not weakened by chance of preservation, because the paperTime."

inaker is often in fault before the binder. LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF Open your windows frequently in fair dry

weather, be it summer or winter. Russia Dec. 16. The fourth meeting of this

leather is beneficial. Society, for the present session, was held in INVENTION FOR ENLARGING OR DININISHthe Lecture Room, Kingston Square, C. ING ENGRAVINGS FOR PORCELAIN. Frost, Esq. President, in the chair. A very

In the report made by the committee apinteresting Lecture (delivered orally) was

pointed to examine into the progress of the given by Mr. Cummins, On Musical Educa

arts and manufactures in France, as exemplition. After penegyrising the science, sketch- fied by specimeus exhibited at the Lourre ing its early history in Europe, and poticing in 1819, attention is drawn to a curious prothe obstacles it had to encounter from the

cess, whereby a porcelain manufacturer was absurd attempts to make it a subject of le- enabled, on being furnished with an engraved gislation, by introducing a system of inter- copper-plate, to produce impressions on any vals now universally prohibited, Mr. C. re- scale that might be required, whether larger ferred to the subject of notation,-exhi- or smaller than the original. For this purbited some curious specimens of ancient

pose no second plate of copper was needed; music-pointed out the senseless jargon of and the enlarged or diminished copies might the English musical nomenclature and be furnished in the course of a very few showed the superiority which the French hours. It is to be regretted that no descripand German teachers possess iu this respect tion was given of the means employed for --the names of the notes, in these lan- effecting this curious process ; but the comguages, being indicative of their aspect and

mittee, who personally witnessed its execucharacter, or relative value. The Society tion, expressed themselves perfectly satistied of Ancient Music, and its pernicious influ- as to its efficiency, and awarded an honorary ence in retarding the advancement of the gold medal to the inventor.-Ann. de Chym. Art, were pointedly adverted to; and some et de Phys. tom. aiii. p. 94, quoled in Lurdinteresting remarks were mude on the Na- ner's Cyelujædia.


PART 11.]

Literary and Scientific Intelligence.



[ocr errors]

VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE PACIFIC. Mr. Perkins, the celebrated engineer, His Majesty's ship Beagle, commanded ha s recently discovered and obtained a patent by Capt. R. Fitzroy, has lately sailed for for a new mode of boiling, by a process so the above object. The expedition will comsimple that it is a subject of surprise to all mence scientific operations on the coast who see it that it has not been earlier among of Patagonia, at the Rio Negro, and exour useful improvements. It consists in amine the coast so far as the southern part placing within a boiler, of the form common of the Gulf of St. George, at which place to the purpose to which it is applied, and of the late surveys Captain King, in the Adall capacities, from coffee-pots to steam- venture, began. There are many points on boilers, a vessel so placed that it may, by this coast, particularly to the southward of slight stays, be kept at equal distances from

the Rio Negro, which are laid down at the sides and the bottom of the boiler, and random, having never been closely examined. having its rim below the level of the liquid : The Falkland Islands form also an important the inner vessel has a hole in the bottom, point for survey; these, with the exception about one-third of its diameter. On the

of the eastern islands, never having been application of the fire to the boiler, the

thoroughly examine:i. The exterior coasts heated liquor rises in the space between the of the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, and two vessels, and its place is supplied by the the shores of the principal channels, will descent of the column in the inner vessel, employ the officers of the Beagle a consideror, as Mr. Perkins calls this part of the ap- able time, as well as the dangerous coast of paratus, the circulator ; for the ascending the continent in the Pacific Ocean to the portion having the space it occupied supplied southward of Chiloe, which is rendered by the descending liquid in the centre, and more so from its boisterous climate, and exthe level of the centre being kept up by the posure to the south-west gales. The most running in of the heated portion which has

interesting part of the Beagle's survey will risen on the sides, a circulation rapidly be- be among the coral islands of the Pacific gins and continues ; thus bringing into con- Ocean, which afford many points for investact with the heated bottom and sides of tigation of a scientific nature beyond the the boiler the coldest portion of the liquid. mere occupation of the surveyor. The atBy this process the rapidity of evaporation tention of Captain Fitzroy and his officers is excessive, far exceeding that of any me- will be directed to many useful inquiries rethod previously known ; whilst the bottom

specting these islands, and the hypothesis of of the boiler, having its acquired heat con- their being formed on submarine volcanoes stantly carried off by the circulating liquid, will be put to the test. The lagoons, which wever burns out, nor rises in temperature are invariably formed by the coral ridge, many degrees above the heat of the liquid. will be nainutely examined ; and the surveys In many manufactures this is a most im- of them will form, with those of Captain portant discovery, especially in salt-works, Beechey in his late voyage, the basis of brewers' boilers, and for steam-boilers; and, comparison with others at a future period, applied to our culinary vessels, no careless by which the progress of the islands will be cook can burn what she has to dress in a

readily detected. In her course through boiler by neglecting to stir it, as the circu- the Polynesian Archipelago, the Beagle will lation prevents the bottom of the boiler from visit and ascertain the positions of many isever acquiring beat enough to do mischief. lands which are doubtful; and others, whose We need hardly add that this discovery is existence is also uncertain, will either be esteemed by men of science to be one of the correctly laid down or expunged from the most useful and important of the present day. charts. The coast of New South Wales

will probably be visited ; and in the proIn America, where newspapers are not gress towards Torres Straits, inside the taxed, 555,416 advertisements are inserted Barrier Reefs on that coast, the position of in eight newspapers in New York, while 400 several doubtful points, essential to navigaEnglish and Irish papers contained, in the tors, will be ascertained ; after which the same space of time, only 1,105,000. The Beagle is expected to return by the Cape of twelve New York daily papers contain more

Good Hope to Eng land. advertisements than all the newspapers of

Commander Fitzroy, while employed in England and Ireland; and the numbers issued the same vessel in a late survey with Captain annually in America is 10,000,000, while in King in the Adventure, took on board three Great Britain it is less than one-tenth of

natives of Tierra del Fuego, a race of peothat number. Advertisements, which in ple totally different in their habits and manEngland cost seventeen dollars, are inserted ners from the Patagonians, their near neighin America for about a dollar (fifty cents.);

bours. They accompanied him to England, and an article which costs aunually for ad

and are now on their return with him tu vertising in the United States twenty-eight their native land, with advantages over their dollars, is liable in England to a charge of countrymen, which will, no doubt, occasion 900 dollars.

[ocr errors]


[ocr errors]

much astonishment.

5 percorso

« AnteriorContinua »