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they were his family by a brown woman, who of the public generally. There seems to be great Till, like a shatting flower, the senses close,

And on him lies the beauty of repose.' had been a slave of his own. He had brought room for improvements in the West India them up in a genteel manner as his recognised system of agriculture in particular : and upon With some degree of reference to our in. family, and they had been educated similarly the whole, though his remarks are of a com- troductory remarks, rather than to its merit as to the free ladies in the island, the father never mon and rather superficial kind, we are dis- superior to the other minor pieces with which having considered them in the light of slaves. posed to give the author credit for actual obser- the volume closes, we quote the following, on They had been accustomed to receive the same vation, intelligence, and good intentions. the Pains of Genius. treatment, in every respect, as the free children

• Envy not the Poet's name,

Darken not his dawn of fame; of a man in somewhat opulent circumstances, The Omnipresence of the Deity: « Poem.

'Tis the guerdon of a mind so that nothing could have been more distant By Robert Montgomery. Post 8vo. pp. 203.

'Bove the thralls of earthly kind:

"Tis the haven for a soul from their thoughts, than that ever this would Second Edition, revised and enlarged. Lon.

Where the storms of genius roll ; be their sorrowful situation—that they were don, 1828. S. Maunder.

It often lights him to his doomone day to be exposed in a public vendue room It is little more than six weeks since (Feb. 2)

A halo round an early tomb! as slaves, and knocked down to the highest we expressed our sentiments respecting the first

The whirling brain and heated brow ; bidder. The granting of their freedom, un. edition of this striking poem. We viewed it

Ideas that torture while they grow;

The soaring fancy over-fraught, happily (for their mother had died a slave), as the production of youthful genius-not with. The burning agonies of thought; had been postponed from time to time by their out imperfections, but pre-eminently

redeemed

The sleepless eye and racking head,

The airy terrors round him spread : father, till death removed him from this mortal by beauties of the highest order. These feel. Or freezing smile of Apathy, stage, without the deed of manumission having ings, sanctioned as they now are by the opinion Or scowl of green-eyed Jealousy; been executed. His affairs were found in so of the public, so decidedly expressed as already

Or haggard Want, whose lean hands wave

Unto a cold, uncover'd greve: embarrassed a state, that his creditors attached to have called forth another edition, we have

Oh! these must win a Poet's name; his whole property, and even his own children not the slightest inclination to qualify. True

Then darken not his dawn of fame." as part of his estate. The consequence was, genius is a rare plant; and we should be From London at Midnight, another of the these girls were brought to the hammer to pay ashamed of ourselves and of our station in the smaller poems, we are sorry we can find space their father's debts, being held to be part of literary world, if we permitted either a cold to extract only a few passages : the whole is his movable property. No offerers appeared, heartedness as individuals, or a cold critical. however ; and though they were afterwards ness as public writers, to rob us of that sym. “ The fret and fever of the day are o'er, several different times advertised, and exposed pathy and enthusiasm which the first efforts of And London slumbers, but with murmurs faint, to public auction, they would not sell. Their struggling genius are so finely calculated to in.

Like Ocean, when she folds her waves to sleep :

"Tis the pure hour for poetry and thought; genteel manners, liberal education, and pleasing spire. Be it for any others to descry specks on When passions sink, and man surveys the heavens, appearance, would have entitled them to com- the bud which is just forcing its way through And feels himself immortal. fortable marriages in Britain ; and it was the the hard earth, daring existence in the open O'er all a sad sublimity is spread very same reasons that prevented any one in light of heaven, and promising to expand in The dimming smile of night, amid the air, Jamaica from making a purchase of them ; glorious petals : be it for any others, we say,

Darkly and drear, the spiry steeples rise

Like shadows of the past; the houses lie because the neighbourhood would have cried to attempt to nip this bud, -for us, we will In dismal chusters, moveless as in sleep: shame, bad they been put to any laborious or cherish it in its infancy, and look forward with And, towering far above the rest, yon domet

Uprears, as if self-balanced in the gloom even servile employment, considering the very hope and pleasure to the sunshine which is to

A spectre cowering o'er the dusky piles. special situation in which they had been brought unfold its bloom. Should we be disappointed up, contrasted with the unfortunate and unex- in the flower—at least we shall have the gra- How noiseless are the streets ! a few hours

gone, pected one in which they now stood. And as tification of reflecting that we did not rudely

And all was fierce commotion ; car and hoof,

And bick'ring wheel, and crackling stone, and throats the lot could not be separated, and no prospect crush it in its birth : and should it flourish and

That rang with revelry and wo_were here of any sale offered, they were allowed to roam yield universal delight-we shall remember Immingled in the stir of life; but now

A desdness mantles round the midnight scene : at large, in the same manner as if they had with no inferior joy that ours was the first

Time, with his awful feet, has paced the world, breath that warmed it into life, and ours the And frowned her myriads into sleep !-'Tis hush'd! * People of colour are distinguished by the first voice that proclaimed its fragrant blossom- Save when a distant drowsy watch-call breaks

Intrusive on the calm; or rapid cars, names of Samboes, Mulattoes, Quadroons, ing.

That roll them into silence. "Beauteous look Mustees, Mustiphinies, and Quintroons or Let us now turn shortly to this new edition, The train of houses, yellow'd by the moon, Quinterones, the next descent after the last, which is very obviously and greatly improved.

Whose tile-roofs slanting down amid the light,

Gleam like an azure track of waveless Sea being those persons who are called white by We are not going over the ground again; but law," and who become to all intents and pur- we wish particularly to direct attention to the The Past!-Oh! who on London stones can tread, porses white men ; and as such, are entitled to pure, religious, and devotional principle which Nor shadow forth the spirits that have been ?

An atmosphere of genius genders here animates the poem, and which will make it a

Remembrance of the past ? the storied nurse, " It is a curious and remarkable circum- favourite with a very numerous class of readers The ancient mother of the mighty, Thou, stance, but not the less true, that the Maroons, of the best kind. We cite one example:

UnrivalPd London! sages, poets, kings,

And all the giant race of glorious fame, by means of cow.horns, can call any one of “ Though Crime entomb herself within the heart, Whose world-illuming minds, like quenchless stars, their company by name, and also can carry And veil her anguish with dissembling art;

Burn through the wreck of ages,-triumphed here, on a degree of correspondence at a very con

Though 'mid the glare of day, and dazzling strife Or ravished hence a beam of Fame! And now
That Hutters on the shadowy stream of life,

Imagination cites these mighty dead şiderable distance, with this rude and simple She move as merry as the morning air,

In dismal majesty from out the tomb! instrument, by diversifying the blasts to such Unmarr'd by grief, unsorrow'd by a care,

And who shall paint the midnight scenes of life a wonderful degree, as if related would be

Darkness shall bare the burden of her sin,
And fan the hell of thought that flames within !

In this vast city 1-mart of human kind! deemed incredible by most of mankind."

Some weary wrecks of wo are lapp'd in sleep, There are a number of dissertations on al

At deep dead night, when not an earthly sound And bless'din dreams, whose day-life was a curse! Jars on the brooding air that sleeps around;

Some, heart-rack’d, roll upon a sleepless couch, most every colonial topic of interest in this When all the drossy feelings of the day,

And from the heated brain create a hell volume; they are marked by good sense and

Touch'd by the wand of Truth, dissolve away, of agonising thoughts and ghostly fears ;
Unhallow'd Guilt shall in her bosom feel

While Pleasure's moths, around the golden glare
plain treatment, and practical, if not very en-
A rack too fierce for language to reveal;

of princely halls, dance of the dull-wing'd hours: larged views. We should consider them to be enA sense unutt'rable within the soul

And, oh! perchance, in some infectious cell,
titled to the attention of parties concerned, and
Of Him pervading-living through the whole ;

Far from his home, unaided and alone,
On ev'ry limb shall creeping terror come,

The famished wanderer dies :--no voice to sound "As some readers may wish for an explanation

Lock her white lips, and strike her anguish dumb; Sweet comfort to his heart--no hand to smooth
of these terms, the following is submitted as a cor-
Vengeance shall utter a tremendous yell,

His bed of death,--no beaming eye to bless
A Samboe is the nighest remove from

And fancy flutter round the gulf of hell! black, being the child of a Mulattoe father and Negro

The spirit hov'ring o'er another world!
Woman, or vice versa A Mulattoe is the child of a

Not so comes Darkness to the good man's breast,
When Night brings on the holy hour of rest;

And shall this city-queen-this peerless mass
of Mulattoe mother, by a white father.
A Quadroon is the child

Of pillar'd domes, and gray-worn towers sublime, Tir'd of the day, a pillow laps his head,

Be blotted from the world, and forests wave of a Quadroon by a white man, is a Mustee. The child

The child While heavenly vigils watch around the bed ;
Hawhite man by a Mustee woman is a Mustiphini. The
His spirit bosoin'd on the God of all,

Where once the second Rome was seen? Oh I say, child of a Mustiphini by a white father, is a Quintroon, Peace to the hour! whate'er the night befall:

Will rank grass grow on England's royal streets,

And wild beasts howl where Commerce stalk'd supreme? and the child of a Quintroon woman by a white is free by

Then pleasing Memory unrolls her chart, baw. Some authors who have treated on the West To raise, refine, and regulate the heart;

Alas! let Mem'ry dart her eagle-glance

Down vanish'd time, till summon's ages rise Indis do not count so far; but the writer of this has

Exulting boyhood, and its host of smiles, seen more than one family of Quintroons by Mustiphini Next busy manhood battling with its tolls,

With ruin'd empires on their wings! Thought weers mothers in a state of slavery; which, of course, would Delights and dreams that made the heart run d'er,

With patriot truth, to own a funeral day,
at have been the case, had they been those persons
The love forgotten, and the friends no more

Heart of the universe ! shall visit thee,
The panorama of past life appears,
Warms his pure mind, and melts it into tears!

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When round thy wreck some lonely man shall roam, quarrels are very bloody. Their marriages | and miners, under the charge of my friend : And, sighing, say—“'Twas here vast London stood !

are curiously conducted, since it is the custom Mr. Tindal, arrived from Real del Monte, : But, hark ! again the heavy bell has peal'd Its doleful thunder through the skies: the stars

for a man to take his intended wife on trial ; and passed through Zacatecas at the time it ? Grow pale, the moon seems weary of her course; and if, after an indefinite time, he likes her, was most crowded with people, who on Sun. 1 And Morn begins to blossom in the east : Then let me home, and Heaven protect iny thoughts !" they are then married by a priest or friar, who days flock from the neighbourhood to attend :

once a-year goes round to perform this cere- the market. On these occasions they generally:

mony, and to christen, perhaps, the offspring get drunk, when they become quarrelsome, and Lyon's Mexico.

of half the newly-married couples. Should the too frequently use their knives against each » (Continuation: Second Notice.)

lady not give satisfaction, she may be returned other. It was an unlucky moment for strangers It can hardly fail, we think, to gratify, our to her parents, even if pregnant: and women to appear amongst them, and they availed themreaders, if we continue to make a few additional who have been thus discarded, are as fre-selves of it to quarrel with the English and to selections which may help to shew that the quently taken again on trial, and ultimately throw stones at them :- had not a party of the very striking examples of Mexican manners, married, as any others.”

city “milicia' been sent to protect the new with which we last concluded, are not peculiar. The worst Mexican vice, however, is a dis- comers on their way to the Veta Grande, some At San Vicente the church “ was a long mud regard of human life.

serious consequences might have ensued. The barn, not even white-washed ; a poverty of ap- At San Luis, “ pulque is sold at almost custom-house officers having taken it into their pearance which could in no way take from its every corner; and its effects on the natives are half-tipsy heads that the baggage of the travelsanctity as a place of worship; but it was filled often very visible. To the abundance of this lers contained some arms, stopped it all in the with at least a hundred of the most horrid and other liquors may be attributed the fre- middle of the town, and Mr. Tindal and I were figures I ever saw, painted in gaudy colours, quent and sanguinary quarrels at this place, obliged to ride there to settle matters. By and varying in size from very small dolls to and the numerous assassinations committed, humouring the crowd, who were already ripe that of a half-grown person. One figure of our chiefly among the lower orders, who all carry for mischief, we kept them in tolerably good Saviour, with a large brown wig, was seated on knives concealed under their blanket, although temper; but no sooner were our backs turned, a child's toy-horse, exactly of the kind which the laws formally prohibit weapons. Very than we were saluted with a half-merry half. our English children play with, having straight slight provocation is sometimes sufficient to saucy hiss, and they honoured our retreat with legs, and the head and curved neck cut out of make one man stab another; and two murders a few stones. Considerable ill-will was also a fat board. This was by no means the worst of this kind took place in open day during my manifested towards the strangers by the miners figure to be seen :—but I will not dwell on the stay at San Luis. The assassin in such cases at the Veta ; and when they appeared singly, disgusting appearance of the monsters which is merely confined for a few days, and then set they were pelted. An attack was actually met my eye; such, in fact, that had a strange at liberty to commit fresh enormities. Some- made at night on the door of the house ir people visited this church, they would not have times, but rarely, he is sent as a convict for which they were quartered, and it was battere hesitated to consider the worshippers as idola- two years to Vera Cruz. One of the murders with stones. Four ringleaders of the assailant: ters. I can only say, that hitherto I have before alluded to, took place in consequence of were taken up and imprisoned ; and on the fol neither seen an original

nor a picture of the a dispute between two men of different vil- lowing morning a threatening paper which hat Mexican deities at the time of the conquest lages, each of whom claimed for his Pueblo the been pasted on our stable-gates and on the doo more abhorrent or absurd than the idols in the merit of having sent the largest nosegay as a of the alcalde was brought to us. Romish church of San Vicente.”

present to the Virgin at the feast of Corpus “The people of the mining districts have At Tula (says Captain L.), “ our lodg- Christi ;-to end the matter, one very delibe- the character of being more lawless and unrul; ing was opposite the church, at which, hear- rately stabbed the other, wiped his knife, and than those whose occupations are different ing music in the evening, I found a crowd was taken into custody, well knowing that in and whatever may be the truth of this imputa of people with a young woman, who was a few days he should regain his liberty. To tion as regards other mining states, the Zaca bearing on her head å little dead child, instance still further the state of the laws in tecanos are somewhat worse than their neigh dressed in coloured papers, so arranged as the northern parts of the republic of Mexico bours. I do not, however, conceive that th to represent a robe, and tied to a board at this period, I may relate, that a German mining interests of foreigners can now be ma by a white handkerchief. Round the body gentleman, some time since, was attacked on terially or even slightly affected by the way were stuck a profusion of artificial flowers; the road to Durango by a robber, who, having wardness of the operatives. Mexico is a coun the face was uncovered, and the little hands fired at and missed him, was instantly shot try newly awakened from a long dream. tied together as if in prayer. A fiddler and dead. The gentleman was afterwards fined ignorance and oppression ; and as much im a man playing on a guitar accompanied the 500 dollars for killing instead of taking him provement is already observable to the resident crowd to the church-door ; and the mother, prisoner and bringing him to Durango, whence, in the country, more may naturally be antici having entered for a few minutes, again ap- after a few days confinement, he would again pated, although its progress must, I conceiv peared with her child, and walked off, accom- have been turned out upon the world.” be slower in the state of Zacatecas than in th panied by her friends, to the burying-place. Of Zacatecas we are told : “ I am sorry that more central provinces, since the natives posses The father followed with another man, who it is not in my power to say much in favour of more bigotry and intolerance than their neigh assisted him with a lighted piece of wood in the city of Zacatecas, which I believe was once bours ; and any improvements introduced b throwing up hand-rockets, of which he bore a the capital of a powerful nation (the Zapo- men of a different faith from themselves wil large bundle under his arm. The whole cere- tecas), who were subjugated with great diffi- for a period, be received with distrust, an mony was one of cheerfulness and gaiety, since culty by the troops despatched by Cortez for were at first exposed to insult. It will scarcel all children who die young are supposed to that purpose, after the conquest of Mexico. be believed that there should exist a people i escape purgatory, and to become angelitos' I acknowledge a dislike to both the natives a nominally civilised country, who yet believ at once. I was informed that the burial would and the town, which I only entered five or six in Lord Monboddo's ingenious theory of tails; be followed by a fandango, in token of rejoicing times on business; and I had no idle time on yet so it is that the English, or, indeed, a that the babe had been taken from this world. my hands, had I been disposed to make my foreigners, being considered as Jews, are su -It is, doubtless, the duty of Christians to be visits more frequently. Thrice I so far suc- posed to be ornamented by these appendage resigned to their afflictions ; but I am sure ceeded in attracting public attention as to be and many people can be found, who firm that few English women could carry their first hooted at as a Jew; and once had the honour believe that our stirrups being placed mo and only infant to its grave with smiling of being pelted with stones. The frequent use forward on our saddles than is the custom countenances ; and I equally can answer for of the knife is also a sufficient discouragement the country, is to allow of our stooping a litt the inability of the men to throw up rejoicing to a stranger's visiting the city. Murder is so as to prevent the friction of the saddle fro rockets when their first - born is taken from too slight a crime to merit punishment, and inconveniencing the rider's tail. It is to t them."

during the month of May, twenty-one assassi. bigotry that the circumstances of insults, wi The marriages of Guichola Indians (who nations took place, without a single person which some of our people were received live round Bolaños) are thus mentioned :-being brought to justice.”

their first arrival, are to be attributed. T “ In complexion, feature, hair, and eyes, I If the natives are thus unsparing of each prejudice of the people, influenced by the igi could trace a very great resemblance between other, it is not to be supposed that they enter- rant priesthood, induced them to look w these Indians and the Esquimaux, who are, tain any very great regard for their heretioal jealousy upon all foreigners as heretics. T however, somewhat shorter, and more corpu- visitors. On the contrary, they hold such per- prejudice is greater in these northern sta lent. They are said to be a very peaceable, sons as English Protestant travellers in supreme inoffensive race when sober ; but quite out- dislike. Capt. L. states :

A nun inquired, at another place, whether the t

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than in the other parts of the republic, and mans than at any other part. For such fami- | Manners of the Age. Ex.gr.: the first article, may be attributed in a great measure to the lies as choose to devote a little trouble and a very pleasing one, upon old Christmas, by little intercourse they have had with Eu- expense to decency, small spaces are staked-off the Author of London in the Olden Times ; ropeans, and will wear off gradually with the near the banks, and lightly covered with palm brief essays on Profaneness, on Disappointgeneral improvement which this country must branches : but such niceties are not much at- ment, on Parental Example, on Dreams, and experience. In other parts of the republic our tended to; both sexes bathe without scruple at on the Superstition of Intellectual Men; an countrymen have been well received." the same time; and many of the young women Account of a Unique Fossil, (which we can. To these two extracts we may adda curious and swim extremely well.”

not comprehend); the Ebenezer, a religious memorable English recollection. Of Tampico

exhortation ; an Apologue from the Talmud ; "it is recorded, that Admiral Drake once visited

and several pieces of serious poetry; whatever this place, and carried off all the wealth of the The Veterinarian. Nos. I. II. and III.

they may be of their kind, have no pretensions inhabitants, which induced them to found the

Longman and Co.

to compose almost entirely a magazine called village now distinguished by the name of Tam. A monthly production, dedicated to the ve- the Spirit and Manners of the Age. These pico, and situated on a rising ground, amidst terinary art, and likely to do much service to matters either do not belong to the age in the thickets, about seven miles to the south. it, by making its principles better known, and which we live, or are common to all periods. ward. The memory of this visit has been pre- leading to an improved general practice of far. Of the only other papers, that on Phrenology served in a singular way, although I have but riery. Great ignorance prevails in this useful alone belongs to our enlightened epoch; an little confidence in the authenticity of the branch ; and utility and humanity have alike Officer's Funeral and Tea Parties having nostory. The English sailors are said to have long called for its amelioration. We are, thing to distinguish them :-there are, how. introduced to the natives, whom they plun. therefore, glad to see the subject taken up in a ever, Reviews of New Books, and Notices of dered, the method of making grog; which popular periodical form, and trust it will pro- the Fine Arts. In conclusion, though we have name having, I suppose, been too difficult to duce all the beneficial effects which may be stated that this work is not consistent with its remember, has been supplanted by that of expected from a skilful exposition of the dis- name, we beg not be misunderstood as blaming Drak, in memory of our English admiral.” eases of valuable animals, and their best modes it. It is very respectable in its real character We will here give another more modern and of alleviation and cure.

of a Religious and Literary Miscellany. characteristic anecdote. At San Luis Potosi our author administered a couple of pills to an The Hebrew ; a Sketch in the Nineteenth

ARTS AND SCIENCES. old lady, who disturbed him by moaning all Century: with the Dream of St. Keyna. night, in consequence of headach; and she 12mo. pp. 232. Edinburgh, Blackwood ; We have elsewhere recorded a liberal act of

very deliberately poked one up each nostril, London, Cadell. as being nearer the seat of pain ; but a little A TALE of a religious tendency, in which the individual encouragement to the fine arts; and explanation procured their extraction, and en incidents are neither so peculiar, nor the style in the same sheet of our annals of the memo

it gives us much pleasure to have to mention, sured the transfer to her mouth.”

so elevated, as to demand our especial notice. rabilia of the times, another instance of tribute Something farther may be gathered of the In the rank of literature to which it belongs, from wealth to talent. Mr. Fuller, of Rosestatus quo in Mexico, by comparing the price the Hebrew may take its place as a pleasing hill, (by his “ familiars called Jack,") whose of a horse with that of a bird." At Tula (Cap- and moral narrative. The Dream is more comtain L. tells us), “ wishing to purchase a horse, mendable for the inculcation of virtue than for patronage of the Royal Institution was before I was enabled to see the laso exercised in its high poetical merit.

very substantially shewn, has, of late, evinced

the continuance of his regards in an extremely utmost perfection; and the dexterity with which particular animals were selected and Arran: a Poem. By the Reverend David handsome and agreeable manner. He has prearrested for my inspection from the herd at

Landsborough, Minister of Stevenston. sented a golden medal, of some ten guineas in. full speed, was far beyond what I had ex. 18mo. pp. 167. Edinburgh, Blackwood ; trinsic value, to the principal persons who have pected. The whole scene was of the most London, Cadell.

distinguished themselves by chemical discoveanimating kind; the wild, galloping horses, The writer appears to be an amiable person, ries in connexion with this Society. Sir H. the mirth and activity of the men on foot, and alive to the beauties of nature. His pro- Davy, Dr. Wollaston, Mr. Hatchett, Mr. who seemed delighted in shewing their skill, duction, however, partakes too much of local. Brande, Mr. Faraday, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Chil. Was above all things pleasing. "I purchased ity to be of very high interest in our southern dren, and others, have severally received these here a very good pacing horse for twelve dol- parts . The title-page is adorned with a beau- grateful testimonies

- which

are from the die lars, equal to 21. 88.

tiful vignette, to which we see the name, of Wyon, and worthy of his skill. The obAnd, again, at San Luis : " in passing “ A. Blackwood sculp. ;” and if this should verse is a fine head of the English father of through the streets, many cages of birds are happen to be any scion' of the publisher's, we true philosophy, Bacon : the reverse, a wreath

For seen suspended within the wooden-barred win take the liberty of congratulating him on a of laurel, surrounding an inscription, dows, of which the sinsontli, or mocking-bird, very elegant and tasteful display of talent. It Chemical Discoveries given by John Fuller, seems to be the favourite.' These are very is one of the best things of its kind we have Member of the Royal Institution.- We ale abundant in the surrounding country; yet fifty met with from the Modern Athens. ways applaud such matters as these : as human dollars are considered as by no means a high

nature is constituted, they are powerful stimu. price for a good singer."

A Treatise on Diet, fc. By J. A. Paris, lants to exertion, and the arts and the sciences
For the present we shall close this paper
M.D, F.R.S., &c. 8vo. Underwoods.

should welcome them cordially.
with a few selections referable to matters of We have merely to notice this as a third edi.
tion of a work highly and deservedly popular. Institution held its half-yearly meeting at

The City of London Literary and Scientific “ There stíli exist at Panuco two Indian Great experience, good sense, abilities of the Albion Hall about three weeks ago ; George comunidades, '* amongst whom the Guastec foremost order, and a most pleasing manner of Grote, jun., Esq. one of the vice-presidents, in language, to the almost total exclusion of the conveying information, are Dr. Paris's striking the chair. 'The report read by the secretary Spanish, is spoken. These poor people live characteristics ; and that success

which we, permixed with the whites, who amount To 1500 the first instance, anticipates for hiris werin was highly favourable. A commodious theatre en ons, and who may be called the fixed popu- laboars, is now largely rewarding them, and for lectures has been erected in the rear of the

house in Aldersgate Street, and the reading lation. During the unhealthy months, many confirming the validity of our opinions. families come here from Tampico ; and in the

rooms, &c. have been improved, at a cost

of 20001.
dry season Panuco is a kind of watering-place, The Spirit and Manners of the Age ; a
to which people resort for the purpose of bath-

Christian and Literary Miscellany. New MEDICO-BOTANICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. ing, the river here being more free from cayo |THE preceding Numbers of this Monthly Sir James M‘Gregor, president, in the chair, Series. No. I. Westley and Davies.

March 14th.–At a meeting of this date, Families. Souls. Miscellany having accomplished a race of four the Duke of Somerset was admitted an honorarý Tanquinam

(we believe, half year) volumes, the present Fellow. Earl Stanhope, Sir A. Johnston, Le At Tanjuco, nine leagues from Pa

No., under a new Editor, commences a new Comte de la Garde, Dr. John Fleming, Dr. nuco, and appertaining to its cure,

It appears to be a moral and religious Roupell, Dr. Dunlap, &c. were admitted Felpublication, interspersed with articles of a lows. Amongst the presents were : Geogra

more generally per- phical a evention to somation which, according to report, is any thing but a picture of the spirit and) &c. The Emperors of Austria and Brazils, men ingen total pure Indian population of a fearful Haps, is greatest

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BRITISH INSTITUTION.

Scene on the River

John Wilson communication from the King of Wurtemburg As good example has long been held to be at

Erme, Devon...,

Rev. Geo. Preston. was read, stating that he had had great plea- least as efficient as the best precepts, we are in- The Menai Bridge. G. Arald, A.R.A. —

Scene near Reigate . Ditto

Ditto.

Provis, Esq. sure in giving directions for the transmission clined to fancy that we cannot more certainly Cottage Scene, with (J. and E. Dear- Lord Wm.Powlett.

Figures of the medicinal plants of his kingdom for the serve the Fine Arts, and especially promote the

Summer

E.G. Physick, jun.- Williams, Esq; Herbarium of the Society. Mr. Frost delivered interests of our Native School, than by substi- The Passage of the some observations on cinchona, (a splendid tuting for any of our own criticisms in this

Come, Loch Ka-
Alex. Nasmyth Marquess of Ora

mond. specimen of which was exhibited by Mr. Bat. No. 8 list of the patrons who have purchased Fruit

Salisbury, Esq. tley); on a resinous extract of cubebs; the works exhibited in the British Gallery. This Ditto

Ditto essential oil of copaiba ; an extract of senna is the real way to encourage the profession; Venus wakes, and { William Etty. Josh. Strutt, Esq.

Love and of cinchona. The president announced and we trust that the honour of sharing in Brace of Part

S. Taylor that the anniversary dinner would be celebrated it will yet bring us another list, as long.

ridges

} John Cronyn, Esq. on the 3d of May.

Smugglers alarmed. H. P. Parker. ....Ditto,
Subjects.

Purchasers. The Soldier's Return T. Webster ......Ditto.
Studies of the Gi- {R. B. Davis • }His Majesty.

{ Miss Nasmyth}

Honble. Douglas raffe Major Laing. It is surprising to see the who'll Serve

The Cobbler ....

-Kock, Esq. Rev. Wm. Long. {Robt

. Farrier. various and contradictory reports which from

King?

The Oyster Girl
Wreckers off Fort

Geo. Watson Tay- Landscape, Moontime to time appear in the French journals re- Rouge

lor, M.P.
light

T. C. Hofland } Ditto. specting Major Laing and the other English Water Mill at Vent · Miss Gould- The Marquess of Gamekeepers

Sir Geo. Phillips travellers in Africa. According to a recent a Fisherman ...... Ì. P. Parker

smith

Stafford
turning

Bart., M.P.
....Ditto.
Shepherd Boy

Wade Brown, Esq. letter received by the French Academy from Balfour of Burley, • A. Morton ........Ditto.

Reynolds, jun. M. Jomard, it seems that the two hundred Buijping a Vandyke {John Boaden . } Ditto.

Beech Trees, from

Wm. Wells, Esq. pounds sterling which poor Belzoni deposited Mecklin

C. R. Stanley .... Earl Brownlow.

The Opening of the at Morocco, in order that when he arrived at The Pope's Ville - John Laporte ....Ditto.

Docks at Sheer- W. J. Huggins Geo, Rennie, Esq. Timbuctoo he might receive that sum, was

The Chancel of St.

{ D. Roberts -. } Lord Northwick. Rombauld

A Study from Napaid at Timbuctoo to a white man, no doubt

P. C. Wonder. Major Laing, in the beginning of the year 1826; Portuguese Peasants {Chas. Landseer

The Hourder ...... G. G. Bullock....W. A. White, Esq. but that nothing is known with certainty of Boy & Head........ Mrs. Hakewill ....Ditto.

The foregoing sales amount altogether to G.S. Newton

Alex. Baring, Esq., about £2500; and we have now to add a grati. what afterwards became of the traveller.' It A Greek Girl ...... was, however, reported, that in the course of

Sir M. White Rid- fying fact of individual generosity. Mr. Soane

John Boaden
Musidora

} ley, Bart., M.P. the year 1827 a white man left Timbuctoo

the architect has most liberally presented the Committee of Taste. T. Webster •Marq.Conyngham. with a caravan returning to Morocco; but that The Cottage Dio

sum of £500 to the British Institution, as a

}Thos. Drone, Esq. token of his anxious desire to promote the Fine he was assassinated on the journey ; and that

Miss Ann Beauthe crime was afterwards revealed by some of

Arts. This princely donation is worthy of a

Lady Rowena the party who had not participated in it.

White Lady

person who has derived his own splendid fortune guiding lady Ave

Ditto.

from the cultivation of the arts; and we learn

with pleasure, that the governors of the Instidenning's LITERARY AND LEARNED.

W: E. Wither-Geo. Morant, Esq. tution, to express their sense of the favour, OXFORD, March 15.–On Thursday the following degrees A Scene in the High

ington..

have requested Mr. Şoane to sit to Mr. Jackson were conferred :

E. Landseer .. }Wm. Wells, Esq. for his portrait, to be preserved in the Gallery as Bachelor in Divinity.--Rev. W. Jackson, Fellow of

Ss. Drummond, s. C. Hall, Esq. Queen's College.

a memorial of his munificence. The Water-cres&Girl Master of Arts. Rev. H. C. Wilson, Lincoln College.

Cows of the Ayrshire Jas. Ward, Bachelor of Arts.-W. D. Philpot, Lincoln College.

Wm. Wells, Esq. SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS, SUFFOLK

R.A.

Dressing for a MasCAMBRIDGE, March 15.-The Chancellor's gold medals

Wm. Kidd.... Slater, Esq. querade

Our private coup d'æil over this Exhibition for the two best proficients in classical learning among the commencing Bachelors of Arts, were on Wednesday The Mother ......... Jno

. Partridge Dowagen de arch. of (which opens on Monday) enables us to say last adjudged to Mr. WHlllam Selwyn, of St. John's Col- A Ravine at Torento Ditto ·

that it possesses a number of pictures of supelege, and Mr. Thomas Williamson Peile, of Trinity View of the PiaCollege.

{Ribn Bonning-} Robt. Vernon, Esq. rior character in various walks of art. Mr. cetta, Venice ....

Davis has a work in the highest class-of a
ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.
Shipston, Morning.. B. Barker

maniac visited by his family, and it must

John Boaden......Ditto. This Society, which is zealously pursuing Game

Wm. Kidd........ Ditto,

greatly raise his reputation. Linton has a

noble classical subject ;-Glover, with other many objects of great literary importance and List, ye landsmen

{John Knight.. } Ditto. general utility, held its anniversary meeting at Penshurst Park..

natural landscapes, a splendid one of the Vale the Thatched House Tavern last Saturday; the Ow Houses at Dol

of Avoca ;-E. Landseer, a perfect piece of rat

} Ditto. Right Hon. C. W. Wynn, President, in the

catching : the dogs are the most thorough war. Entrance to Loch chair. Though not very publicly announced,

A. Nasmyth.. Lennox, Esq. mint imaginable, and the style and colouring

Katrine so as to collect a greater number of members, Warwickshire

{Geo. Hilditch. } Ditto.

would do honour to any picture of any school.

} there was an attendance of nearly seventy,

Stanfield and others furnish a fair proportion · Robt. Hudson, Esq. of clever sea and shore pieces ;

Roberts some including Baron Falck and Count Ludolf, | Smoking the Coubler Wm. Kidd ........ Moon, Boys, & Co. foreign ministers at our court, and several dis- Study from Nature. W. P. Rogers · B. Gosling, Esq.

admirable old towns ;-an amateur of the name

Ditto tinguished individuals of our own nation. At Wm. Gill ..... ..Wm. Wells, Esq. Loch Katrine ; _-Theodore Lane, Kidd, Gill

, W.Twopenny, Esq. of Thomson a grand Salvator-like scene of

The Dancing Dog a council preceding the dinner, the annual elec- Fruit

George Lance ....E. Dubois, Esq. tion of officers took place ; but the main busi- His Majestuia. Fri

Knight, Inskipp, Simpson jun., &c. &c. mainness of the day consisted in the details given by

gate, Blond: turo
Views in different

G. P. Reinagle Capt. Lord Byron, tain the fame of the Dutch and Flemish manSir Alexander Johnston of the progress made

ner by a multitude of small but well-finished by the Committee chosen to superintend the A Fisher Boy.....,

Robert Williams, subjects of genuine humour. One portrait by

Esq., M.P. translation of Arabian, Hindu, and other MSS. The Yming Draught

J. Simpson struck us much ; and Brougham,

Wm. Gill ... This great undertaking, of which an account

John Sharpe, Esq. from Lonsdale's pencil, also attracted our atappeared in the Literary Gazette some months

Cottuces near Ro.

W. P. Rogers.

David Twopenny, tention. But the rooms were in too confused

Esq. ago, is rapidly assuming a decided form. The Deer fallen from a

a state to admit of our report being a very

E. Landseer.. } U. Heathcote, Esq. accurate one: we only notice the general pioDuke of Clarence patronises it very warmly ;

Precipice...

s Geo. Arnald, the Directors of the East India Company have | Portsea Ferry

Lennox, Esq. tures with the encomium they deserve ; and subscribed a hundred guineas a year towards it; Dogs Hunting Rats į Marten T.

have to add, that the Exhibition of this year is

Ditto, and we believe the whole subscription amounts

particularly rich in sculpture. to little short of 10001. per annum. It is, in

Landscape

Pattison Ellames, deed, a design which every literary man of

{T. R. Lee ....
Esq.

NEW PUBLICATIONS.
View of Dalmency,
affluence ought to patronise.

An Improvisatrice.
fc., Morning
W.H.Vincent, Esq.

Drawri 'on stone by
Thompson
Ditto, Evening

J. H. Lynch, from a Painting by T. War-
Group of Sheep, and
Figures
{John Dearman

rington, Esq. Englemann and Co.
Conran, Esq. LA COUNTENANCE replete with poetical iy-

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AFRICA.

ture.

work.

BRITISII DIORAMA: OXFORD STREET.

NEW PUBLICATIONS,

spiration, and a form of great feminine grace said to have been the founder. Besides his lands, the collection of taxes, the management and delicacy; the whole exhibiting a beautiful Translations from Linnæus and others, his of the police, and the administration of the specimen of the lithographic art.

leading original works are, the English Botany, law. The chief of this municipal magistracy

in 24 volumes ; the Flora Græca (in con- is sometimes a Marabout, who assumes the The North Elevation of the Cathedral Church junction with Dr. Sibthorpe); the Flora title of Serin, or priest, and who obliges the of St. Paul, London. Measured, drawn, Britannica ; and a Tour on the Continent. people to pay tithes, which tithes are divided and engraved in the line style by G. Glad. The news of his decease was communicated to between the priest and a military chief ap. win. Published by himself.

the Linnæan Society, at its meeting on Wed pointed by the Brak. To the possession of the This is a work of exceeding difficulty and nesday ; and the members immediately retired, soil is attached the right of administering jus. labour. The drawing appears to have been as a tribute of respect to their friend and pre- tice; and the maxim, “no land without a very carefully executed, every accessible part sident.

lord," is the basis of the common law in the of the noble and venerable building having

country of Walo. One fact ought to excite been measured for the purpose ; and the plate

profound reflections on the comparatively deis most beautifully and perspicuously engraved.

SKETCHES OP SOCIETY.

plorable ignorance of the European population; It will be a highly valuable addition to the

namely, that in most of the villages of Walo, portfolio of the amateur or student of architec- The country of Walo is situated on the left the greater portion of the negroes can read and

bank, and near the mouth of the river Senegal. write Arabic, which is to them a dead and

The French have lately been founding esta- learned language. The inhabitants of Walo Lithographic Imitations of Sketches by Modern blishments there for free colonial labour ; the are extremely polite. They are gay, argumentArtists. By Richard J. Lane, A.K.A. result of which may have a great influence ative, and fond of narratives of travels, comNos. VI. and VII. J. Dickinson.

over the whole of that part of Africa. Walo bats, and the traditions of their country. In We are glad to learn that Mr. Lane has made is governed by a king, who bears the title of their assemblies by moon-light they amuse arrangements which will enable him to pro- Brak. This word has no meaning in itself. themselves with games of skill. Hospitality is ceed rapidly with the execution of this clever According to the negroes, it was the name of a virtue by which they are particularly distin

No. VI. is “ La Nuit et le Jour,” the first of their kings, and his successors have guished. Their superstition is equal to that (Edda, Fable 16) by G. Jones, R.A. No. VII. considered themselves honoured by adopting of Europe in the ninth century. Such is the * Studies from Nature," by W. Collins, R.A. it; just as the Roman emperors took the name account given of these remarkable people by Although not possessing any remarkable in- of Cæsar or Augustus. The order of succession Baron Roger, ex-governor of the French terest in themselves

, these numbers are as to the throne is established in a very singular colony of Senegal, who intends to publish an successful as their predecessors in shewing the manner, with a view of averting the evils that extensive philosophical and political treatise style of the masters of whose designs they are spring from minorities and regencies. On the on Senegambia, to which he will add a very imitations.

death of a Brak, his brothers succeed him in curious collection of negro tales and fables.

the order of their birth. When this first series This is a very interesting exhibition, and is is exhausted, recourse is had to the eldest son

MUSIC. well worth visiting. It consists of four large

It is required of the

of the first, and so on. pictures (said, indeed, to be the four largest ever

legitimate heir that he should be neither blind

nor infirm; that he should be able to ride, to An admired Spanish Melody for the Piano. exhibited together in this country), painted by shoot, &c. If he do not possess these qualiti- forte. By Edwin Merriott. Goulding; and Messrs. Stanfield and Roberts ; namely, the

. Lake of Maggiore, in Italy; the Interior of cations,

his right devolves to another. The St. George's Chapel, Windsor ; Wreck of an

ceremonies of coronation are allegorical. The This is a sweet melody, and the variations Indiaman, and Storm on the Coast ; and Ruins of society, nos excepting even that of the fisher- music book where grace and simplicity are

new king must pass through all very : a of Tintern Abbey, by Moonlight. Our coun. trymen have shewn great talent in the execu- The Brak goes into the water, with some of

which is nevertheless a despised cast. prized.

Merriott's new Military Quadrilles. tion of these paintings; especially of the Inter the principal fishermen, in the middle of the rior of St. George's Chapel, and the Wreck of appointed river; and when he comes out, he THESE are also very agreeable compositions.

Published by H. Falkner. an Indiaman; but we cannot in justice say holds in his hand a fish, which it is to be sup- The third is especially moving in the affairs of that in dioramic effect they are equal to the posed he has caught himself, but which, in feet, though a little borrowed from la Dame French. This is apparently owing to some fact, has been secretly conveyed to him. It is Blanche. deficiency in the mechanical means of pro- ridiculous enough to find, at the coast of the ducing and varying the light, which prevents Brak, and in the places subjected to his autho- The Dream on the Pillow. Words by L. E. L. ; the illusion from being complete. rity, the customs and the ceremonies which composed by T. F. Walmsley. Goulding :

and D'Almaine. DIORAMA–The Diorama in the Regent's prevailed in Europe during the fendal ages. Park opens on Monday with two new sub. Thus, for instance, the people believe that the The poetry of this lovely ballad deserved a jects : the private view being on the day of royal family possess the gift of curing diseases better accompaniment in music than Mr.W. our publication, we can only say that these by the imposition of hands. In his travels

, the has succeeded in producing. We should like are the Interior of a Chapel and the Vale of Brak and his retinue are maintained and fed to see him try a new set. at the expense of the villages through which

Canzonet from the they pass ; while the Griot, or musicians and Oh! would that Love. buffoons, sing the praises of the monarch to

German. The Words by L. E. L. (from the BIOGRAPHY.

the unhappy peasantry, who are thus de. Literary Gazette); arranged by R. H. SIR JAMES EDWARD SMITH, M.D. F. R.S.

. Manning, Esq. C. Vernon. Tuis distinguished naturalist , the first Presi- Boukanek is a contidential servant, the major- We like this much better.

The poetry is dent of the Linnæan Society, died on Monday domo and prime-minister. This important equally beautiful, and the air is simple, sweet, last at Norwich, his native place. From the post is reserved for a family, who call them and appropriate. year 1786, when he published his first medical selves the Brak's slaves, but who, in fact, go- The Flower Girl. Sung by Madame Vestris ; work, almost to the hour of his death, he de-/vern him. Dignities rarely go out of the fami. written by R. V. Hetchcock ; Symphonies, voted himself with indefatigable zeal chiefly to lies possessir.g them; and every one takes the

&c., by E. Merriott. H. Falkner. botanical studies, but not neglecting other name of the province over which he heredi. This'air occurs in Moore's Melodies, where it branches of natural history--for he wrote on tarily reigns. They farm out the villages and is called the Temple of Friendship. The verse Lepidopterous Insects, and other subjects con- domains "to vassals, who pay them anmual is not above the usual order assigned to modern dected with his principal pursuit. The pro- ground-rents : these vassals sub-let divisions music. ductions of Sir J. Smith as an author, during of districts ; and the fiscal and feudal chain the long space of forty-two years, fill'a multi- thus descends even to the lowest inhabitant. tade of volumes, besides traces, and contribu- The seigniors, proprietors of the villages, have on Friday last week the Anniversary of this tions to scientific journals. He enriched the adopted the same order of succession as that to excellent charity took place at the Freemasons” Philosophical Transactions, Nicholson's Jour- the crown ; but a few societies of the people Tavern ; his Royal Highness the Duke of nal, &c. by his pen ; but the most of his hase shaken off this system, and have formed Clarence was in the chair, with his Royal detached labours were given to the Transactions a kind of communities, which have their civil Highness the Duke of Sussex on his right, of the Linnean Society, of which he may be officers

, charged with the measurement of the and surrounded by a company of more than

man,

Untersen.

a

COVENT GARDEN FUND.

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