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(Poet in soul, while millions strove to claim egregiously mistaken. There was no long desk | fear it may be too true a picture of the worst

From verse alone the prostituted name,) at which the pupils were confined to pursue parts of human nature, as well as of fashionable

Veil'd his vast pennons to almighty Death, their studies ; no torturing stocks, to twist life: but

What harpy myriads hailed his parting breath!" their toes into north by north-east, and south " Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."

The writer soon after apostrophises the latest by south-west ; no back-boards of bright red

assailant of Byron's name. morocco, with a steel collar to be passed under The Works of Lord Byron. 4 vols. 18mo. “Oh, blind to him, yet to thyself more blind,

Contempt's keen laugh pursues thee from behind ! their chin, to keep their heads up. No: the

London, 1828. J. Murray.

In thy hot zeal to make his foibles known, young ladies of Mrs. Dashington's establish- To this very cheap and very neat edition of Thou canst not see what rays reveal thine own.

When Self beguiles, how slight is Folly's screen! ment conld hold up their heads high enough Lord Byron's poems we have already alluded.

Thy head is hidden, but thy hoofs are seen. without any such mechanical assistance ; they With the exception of the free, not to say li- Go! join thy rival mountebank, the same had only to think upon their birth-upon their centious, Don Juan, it contains all his lordship's In puffs, in party, and (yet stranger) name.

Henceforth the pair on equal wing shall soar, ancestors upon their aunt the marchioness. principal productions, including his dramatic

Hunt the reformer-Hunt the orator. their cousin the countess -- or their fortune ; writings : and thus, for eighteen shillings, al- Go! and, unconscious of the public scorn, and crown the whole by the exclusive reputa- most all that is admirable in the noble bard, Roast reputations as he roasted corn ;

While, chalk'd on walls, derisive crowds peruse tion of being a pupil of the square school, with a smaller proportion than might have

Thy black'ning book, his blacking for the shoes. to enable them to hold up their heads quite high been of what is objectionable, is before the

How vain the debt of friendship to disclaim ! enough for any purpose in the world. Indeed, public. We were not surprised to learn that

Ev'n now, goule-like, thou liv'st upon his fame. long after they had quitted it, and were 'out,' six thousand copies were sold on the day this

When low reclines the warrior's gory head, as the phrase is, and very well applied in some work was brought to market ; and we rejoice

How fancy loathes the plunderer of the dead !

Less foul ihan thine the battle-harpy's prey, instances,--they were too apt to think very in the circumstance, not only because we ap.

For 'tis a friend whose spoils thou tear'st away, little of all the new presentations, who had prove of moderate prices for their own sake,

Beware! a spirit in his ashes glows, not taken their degrees as · Mistresses of Arts' but because such publications are well calcu

His eye frowns on thee from its stern repose: in Mrs. Dashington's university; and some lated to balk, if not to destroy, that piratical His awful shade o'ercasts thy fate with gloom,

And Vengeance tracks thee ev'n beyond the tomb. of her very exclusive élèves were once on the system of pillaging British authors and pub

Thou shouldst, poor fool, have blest the meaner lot, point of establishing an annual quadrille of lishers which is so extensively and shamefully Which, in his satire, left thy muse forgot ;

But thy own hand hath link'd thee to his name her ex-pupils, after the manner of the dinner carried on in France.

In hateful immortality of fame. of some of our public schools, and admit none Of Lord Byron as an author it is unneces.

Where'er shall beam his glory's radiant star, but Christ-church men as their visitors ; only sary for us now to speak. We always admired Thy speck of calumnny shall not be far,

And the same trump shall sound, from coast to coast, that the husbands of some of them having had his genius ; and we always entered our protest the misfortune to have been matriculated at against his evil principles. The tomb has

Our era's Zoilus, and England's boast."

But men of all countries have viewed this Magdalen Hall

, Wadham, and St. John's, dia modified these feelings, but not altered them. not like to leave their wives at the mercy of We perhaps admire his genius more highly, act of meanness and perfidy in the same light. the gentlemen commoners of Christ-church. and we perhaps feel more charity towards his The French critics, even of the biographer's In the stead of all the above-enumerated com- errors. We were often condemned as his own party, speak of “ les puériles commenmon appendages of a boarding-school, Mrs. enemies for pointing out his faults as a man, taires de Hunt sur le caractère de Byron ;" Dashington's

pupils' room exhibited elegant and as a poet the sources whence he unques and others deliver similar sentiments, in stronger library tables, covered with all the lighter tionably borrowed many of his ideas: but he terms of contempt and indignation.

While on this subject, we may mention that literary productions of the day, mixed up with cause we would not shut our eyes to these a thousand knick-knacks in or-molu, china, facts, were we blind to the extraordinary merits there was recently proposed for publication a bronze, paper, and pasteboard. The principal of this gifted individual? We rather adopt, work, the MS. of which has not been alto. portion of the literature of the establishment as congenial to our minds, the sentiments 80 gether secret from us, entitled “ Leigh Hunt consisted in the novels of the day, the poems well expressed by another son of song, the and his Companions,” the production, as we

were told, of an ex-Cockney. In this work of Byron and Moore, and the various effusions amiable and early lost Robert Pollok.

Hunt is treated with as much familiarity, with of Flowers of Poesy,' and all the host of " A man of rank, and of capacious soul, little prettynesses," which daily emanate

Who riches had, and fame, beyond desire;

as little regard to private feeling or the sanc. An heir of flattery, to titles born,

tity of private acquaintance, (yet with pure from the ever-teeming press, of modern publi- And reputation, and luxurious life;

truth and justice,) as he used towards Byron. cations, in magazines, annuals, repertories, &c.

Yet not content with ancestorial name,
Or to be known because his fathers were;

Every domestic detail is laid before the reader;
These the young ladies were allowed to read

He on this height hereditary stood, indiscriminately; nor, as long as they paid

whole-length portraits of Fornarina, Shapina,

And gazing higher, purposed in his heart sufficient attention to the professors of music

To take another step. Above him seemed

et hoc genus omne, are given; conversations of Alone the mount of song--the lofty seat

the most loathsome description between Hunt as long as they moved to

of canonized bards; and thitherward, admiration in a minuet, or swept the strings

and Shelley, in which infidelity forms the

By nature taught, and inward melody, of their harp, or touched the keys of the

In prime of youth, he bent his eagle eye.

prominent feature, are related; with other piano, with elegance -did Mrs. Dashington

topics, to which we cannot even advert. But

He touched his harp, and nations heard, entranced; trouble herself much about the regulation of

the most curious part of the book, as dis

As some vast river of unfailing source, their minds. Manners were her profession,

proving many of Hunt's assertions, is one of

Rapid, exhaustless, deep, his numbers flowed. and morals were out of the question : thus,

All passions of all men,

Keats's Ms. letters, in which he feelingly says,

The wild and tame,--the gentle and severe; inactive minds had leisure and opportunity to

“ Hunt has damned Hampstead;" and pro

All thoughts--all maxims, sacred and profanegive way to their indolent propensities ; while

All creedsmall seasons-Time-Eternity;

ceeds to add, that he attributes his own failure All that was hated, and all that was deur those of a more active tendency might, perhaps,

to the precocious puffery in the Examiner.. All that was hoped, all that was fear'd by man, with greater danger, indulge in the indis

This is of a piece with the mock elegy in the He toss'd about as tempest-wither'd leaves ; criminate perusal of all the Aimsy, and often

Then siniling look'd upon the wreck he made. Quarterly. Should the work appear, we shall pernicious, books which lay upon Mrs. Dashing

With terror now he froze the cow'ring blood,

pass our comments upon it. We have heard,
And now dissolved the heart in tenderness;
Yet would not tremble, would not weep himself:

indeed, that it has been transmitted to the
With these extracts we conclude; only
But back into his soul retired-alone,

bard now employed upon the biography of adding, that several pathetic and tragical

Dark, sullen, proud, gazing contemptuously Byron ; but we think the proper plan would

On hearts and passions prostrate at his feet. scenes are portrayed with great power, and excite a deep interest in perusing them. In servile natterers who crawled about Byron if llunt produces not Byron's letter, adverted Such will be the estimate of all but the have been to publish it (as originally intended)

as a “ companion” to Hunt. One word more! time, as we have said, if we do not allow while living, and attempt to defame him when Genceptions to be taken against some of the dead. On that class we have some indignant somely kept back by him, he is lower in the

to by the Quarterly Review, and so unband. dramatis persone introduced, such as the Roue lines from a friend ; but it would be attaching mire, if possible, than he was before. and his associate Villars, two cold blooded se-I too much importance to such creatures to no

a governess of any thing tice them with so potent a hand : we will only Practical Elocution, or Ilints to Public Speakers; unhappy prostitute, betrayed from innocency to may apply as they list.

with a Dissertation on the Use of certain HypoTuin by the hero we should unreservedly praise

thetical Verbs in the English Language. By this work for the acuteness, the talent, and the " When falls the Eagle from his realms of air,

H. J. Prior, Teacher of Elocution, &c. &c. abilities, of which it is so full. The character

What noisome things th' imperial banquet share!
Forth from the royal creature reptiles creep,

12mo. pp. 173. London, Simpkin and Mar.
And insects revel o'er his rotting sleep.

shall. [Impudent Forgery.]
Thus, when the bard who soard the aerial height,
There, where the meaner durst not wing their flight, I The entirely new nrinnials

and dancing

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time, for want of use, as a limb will become coal-merchants, or wine-merchants, or school. presentation and the drawing-room. By the contracted, and wither and die for want of masters and mistresses :-the three grand re- help of her various professors, she had comexercise. It is this which gives such a same-sources for all ruined people who wish to pletely succeeded in giving her pupils that ness to society. It is this which prevents that redeem their fortunes. If a husband dies, which the French call tournure--that air dis. individuality of character which made the leaving a widow with an unprovided family, tingué which pleases and impresses the mind, heroes, the lovers, and the friends of the her friends immediately project a ladies' esta- without our knowing why, and which fre• golden age.' All is now conventional form blishment; and with a partial knowledge of quently bears the palm of admiration away and outward ceremony. Friendships are made her own language, and even that of the most from beauty itself. The first thing, according or broken as these forms prescribe, and are moderate kind, she sets up for a teacher of all; to Mrs. Dashington's system of education, seldom strong enough to abide the storm of and with the assistance of some French demirep, was manner'-the second thing was 'manadversity--to stand the test of ridicule or whose morals and conduct have driven her ner,' and the third thing was manner;' thus the influence of etiquette. Love is no longer from her own country; or, perhaps, as has every thing was sacrificed to its attainment. the buoyant, pure, and generous passion, that been the case more than once, a French femme The whole of ber ethics consisted in doing has excited the hearts which experienced it to de chambre, for a mistress of French ; a French every thing like a woman of fashion : her the greatest actions to accomplish its gratifica- valet for a dancing-master ; and a profligate pupils sang and danced with the most ex. tion; but is a mere word generally used, only Italian refugee for a professor of music;--sets quisite taste and judgment but they sang and because it is found in the vocabulary of our up a school, in which our English girls, of a danced like ladies, and not like professors. In language with a particular meaning attached certain caste, are to be fitted for wives and short, it was a universal observation, that a to it, as certain law-terms are still in vogue, mothers. The poor children of every friend young lady who had enjoyed the advantages of although the spirit which rendered them neces of the widow, and of all her friends friends, Mrs. Dashington's establishment was never sary has long since expired. Like those who, are put in requisition, till a sufficient number known to utter a sound of discord_in her by 'artificial light, put out that of the day, so is collected to furnish an income; and many music, or commit a faux pas in a minuet or have we, by borrowed forms and fashions, de- a fortune is made by the savings from the a quadrille. As to principles and temper, they stroyed the sun-light of our own natural and board, by profit on books, and forfeited silver were beneath the consideration of an arisbest feelings :

forks and spoons, and by the charges for edu- tocratic school-mistress; and as the end of her And love's and friendship's finely pointed dart cating these little urchins, who may be con- education was merely to procure husbands for Fall blunted from each indurated heart.

sidered fortunate, if they return home as her pupils, why, if their principles and tem. In short, love, friendship, feeling of every kind, empty-headed as they came. This is not at pers held out till they were married, the end are all under the prescriptive rules of society. all a caricature description of the origin and was accomplished, and it was the husband's Young men are educated with the view to formation of most of those establishments to business to preserve and keep-or endure them making or increasing their fortune by mar- which is intrusted the education, and conse-afterwards. riage ; and young women, with no other idea quently the happiness and virtue, of those to “ And here, by the by, a word or two on than that of forming an establishment. This whom parents look for the comfort of their old the propriety and regulation of establishments is, perhaps, more applicable to the latter than age; as might easily be discovered, were the of this kind. They are, of course, generally to the former ; since the very first lesson a numerous professors of French, music, and kept by needy persons; and those persons are woman receives, is to disguise her real senti- dancing, who figure away at ladies' establish- but too apt to lie under pecuniary and other ments: this engenders artifice ; artifice, in ments and finishing schools in and near Lon obligations, which they are willing enough time, annihilates the feeling which originally don, compelled to produce certificates of cha- to return by invitations to all the little fêtes existed; and instead of the noble, generous racters and occupations in their own country. which the nature of their occupation enables nature of woman--for her nature is noble and Such schools as these are, however, only for them, and, in some instances, requires them, generous - we have the sophisticated pieces of the commonalty--for the second-rate citizen to give. By these means, young women are animated wax-work, which form the aggregate and tradesman—for the petit placeman, and brought in contact with persons of the other sex, of female svciety; fair and pure to look upon, all those of confined income. These are the whom they never could have met at the houses as the drifted snow, and generally quite as only persons who are now taken in by the of their parents : and while the youthful mind cold.”

promises of these advertising dealers in edu- is too fresh in life, and too unhackneyed in the We cannot, however, agree to the extent of cation.

conventional distinctions of society, to place a the author's deductions from these premises “ In this wide metropolis—this epitome of proper value upon rank and equality of worldly only in this : “ There is, however, a medium the world at large this congregation of vice circumstances, they are but too open to the between the coldness of mere conventional and virtue—this grand union of contraries of impression which a pleasing exterior and ad, propriety, and the unrepressed exuberance of all descriptions there are times, places, and dress, and agreeable conversation, intermixed nature. Let a sound judgment be placed as a people, to meet all circumstances and situa. with a little Hattery, is too likely to be made by sentinel upon the feelings, and they will be tions. Here are decayed people of fashion, or the first man who has ever talked to her as more likely to lead to happiness than if totally distant and collateral branches of gentility, as though she were, and has made her feel that she repressed. We would have women creatures well as bankrupts of the middling orders of was, a woman. There are, in consequence, of nature, as well as of education : we would society, who undertake the care and culti. few of these establishments in which there is have their hearts as well as their heads cultivation of the female mind, or rather the re- not a great danger of a young woman's formvated, and not find them as they now too gulation of their manners and persons; al ing connexions which can never be pleasing to often are,-flowers, like those discovered by though they will never sully their establish their more ambitious parents ; for while there our late travellers to the North Pole, beautiful ment with any other than the scions of no- are idle and briefless barristers, with wit to the eye, but enclosed in an icicle which, in bility. Some of these undertake to bring enough to make themselves agreeable -- young melting, destroyed them.”

out two or three young ladies who may be officers, with sufficient dash and gallantry to To exhibit this, Amelia and Agnes, two deprived of their parents; and contrive, by the captivate the female heart - and wealthy sisters, are contrasted; the former, the child addition which this plan affords to their in. dandy sons of merchants, with power to comof fashionable tuition—the latter, of natural come, still to keep their place in society, and mand opera-boxes for the duenna of the esta. impulses. A contrast of old and new times to make their houses still the resort of people blishment-- there will always be a crowd of would better suit our purpose of illustration ; of fashion. Others, again, make a more open young men who will flock to a flirtation but, alas ! it is too long, and we can only refer, display of their pretensions to educate; and general,' with young ladies of a rank in life for it, to p. 73 et seq. Vol. I., while we quote though they despise the drudgery of teaching whom they could never meet with by any other some shrewd and clever remarks on Finishing the young idea how to shoot,' profess to finish means than their acquaintance with the school. Schools" and female education.

young ladies of fashion in all the elegant ac- mistress, This fault, and a most dangerous “Of what class of society in general do complishments of the concert, the ball, and the one it is, exists in all the gradations of these these schoolmasters and mistresses consist ?-drawing-room. Of these, Mrs. Dashington establishments; and, in many cases, the found. To whom is it that we intrust the sacred had attained the greatest celebrity. A year or ation of those unequal alliances, which em. charge of forming the young minds of our two's initiation was sure to give the stamp of bitter so many parents' hearts, and disappoint children, and giving them that stamp, which fashion to any one who was fortunate enough so many expectations, have had their origin is to influence their passage through life? to enjoy her protection. Her establishment in these schools of embryo coquetry—in these Why, principally, broken.down tradesmen, or was to young women, not educated at home, scenes of incipient flirtation. Those who imaprofessional men and their wives ; who, having what the university is to young men ; and the gine the room appropriated to study in Mrs. failed in their original calling in life, bave no young ladies who had graduated in it were Dashington's establishment to resemble any other means of support lere zlian becoming considered at once fil for all the honours of thing like a common school, would be more!

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We also observed that the ground squirrels were universally lethargic country, to find a more

SIGHTS OF BOOKS. very numerous.

listless, idle set of half-sleepy people than those In travelling over this country, many strange of Panuco, who for the greater part are creoles. A Dictionary of Medicine, designed for popular incidents and pictures of manners naturally Surrounded by a soil capable of the highest

Use, fc. dc. By Alexander Macaulay, M.D. occur: for example, near Tanjuco, Capt. L. cultivation, living near a river absolutely

&c. &c. 8vo. pp. 596. Edinburgh, 1828, observes :swarming with the finest fish, they have

Adam Black. London, Longman and Co. "We arrived after dark at six or eight poor scarcely a vegetable, and rarely any other food We last week noticed two works of this class, huts called Tanquichi,' where for some time than tortillas of maize, and occasionally a lump

and now observe that our northern neighbours we could not find a living soul, or even a dog of tasajo, or jerked beef. The siesta appears to

are not behind us in similar publications. Dr. to bark at us. At length we stumbled over a consume half the day; and even speaking is Macaulay appears to be a gentleman of sound naked Indian lying on his back on the ground, an effort to this lazy race. Such as are obliged

sense and much practical experience. His ar. and fanning the clouds of mosquitos from him to labour in order to save themselves from rangement is alphabetical ; and in this convewith a cloth, the thick smoke of a little wood starving, obtain their livelihood by cutting

dye, and other subjects of importance to all living

nient way he treats of diseases, medicines, diet, fire which was placed to windward being in- woods to freight the vessels which occasionally

The diseases incident to warm climates sufficient to keep off these tormentors. I may come up the river for a cargo. These woods here notice a singular custom which I observed are the moral or fustic, which sells at four reals seem to have attracted much of the author's amongst the Indians and Rancheros in this the quintal ; sarsaparilla at two reals the attention ; and, upon a casual inspection of his little excursion, which was, that where the aroba ; and a wood called palo azul, or blue volume, we are free to say, that we have seen mosquitos were most abundant and torment- wood, which has lately been introduced as an

nothing of the kind more opposed to quackery, ing, they invariably lay down stripped of their article of commerce, and according to its che- or better adapted for consultation by indivishirt; and our canoe-men made a constant mical treatment yields three or four fine tints. duals who will be their own doctors. We verily believe in their sleep-all night. Our forests ; yet firewood and charcoal can scarcely domestic medicine; but we assure our readers, practice of this, fanning themselves—and 1 All these are brought in from the surrounding ought, perhaps, to apologise for not having

entered more into detail npon these volumes of naked friend muttered a drowsy assent to the be procured in the town.

The latter is sold at mules being tied to a corner of his hut, and to an exorbitant price, owing to the want of within the last fortnight, we do not feel half so

that, from merely dipping into three of them, our lying down wherever we could, or follow. energy in the natives, who prefer receiving it ing his cool example. But the women who by an eighty miles water conveyance (from well

, or so assured of our good health, as we were withinside resisted all our entreaties that Tampico), rather than burning it themselves were before. A careful perusal would certainly they would give us something to eat ; and no within fifty yards from their own town.'

cause our death ; and as we have much in store promise of money could induce them even to At San Juan (the author states), “ I be. to communicate for the advantage of the world, make us a tortilla. lieve that every woman, and the greater part

we intend, as much as possible, to decline * What with the excessive heat and mono- of the men of the Rancho came at different leaving it for the present. tonous surface of the Tierra Caliente, the dif- times in the evening to see my watch and ficult and fatiguing ascents of the mountains, writing-case, neither of which curiosities had Public Characters: Biographical and Charac. and the clouds of dust of the temperate re- ever before been exhibited in San Juan. The

teristic Sketches, with Portraits, of the most gions, ' I began to be rather tired of my jour- watch was a machine of which all had heard ; distinguished Personages of the present Age. neying on a road so totally destitute of interest but their astonishment on hearing it tick and

Vol. I. 18mo. pp. 324. Knight and Lacey. or incident. My chests and furniture were seeing its wheels in motion, was really as This work, which has appeared from time to split by the sun, or by the laden mules knock- great as I ever saw displayed by either Negroes time in Nos., now firms a little volume. It is ing them against the trees ; and instead of or Esquimaux; yet these people were almost not of high pretensions, and is very well in its being twelve days, as was expected, we had all white, and the descendants of Spaniards. A way — a cheap matter, to meet the curiosity of now been travelling fifteen. Fifty miles of our venerable old Ranchero, whose opinions seemed readers who can neither buy dear bữoks por journey yet remained to be performed, with to carry great weight, remarked, that . estimate superior literature. jaded mules, and arrieros sick with ague and a folly (touteria) to give a number of dollars for fever. I do not complain either of my food or a thing just to know how many hours it was Beta Depicta, or Remarks on Mangel Wurzel. lodging, being always grateful for them whe- from morning or night ;-that to know when By T. Newby. London, Simpkin and Mar. ther good or bad; but fastidious persons would to eat and drink, when to get up or lie down to shall. do well never to enter the Mexican territories rest, was quite sufficient: a remark which MR. NEWBY is the eulogist of this root, in cić Tampico and San Luis. It should be the with these primitive people met with very praise of which he invokes the Muse, besides constant axiom with the stranger, that what- general approval. Offers were made to pur-Latin names and English prose. For our parts, ever feeds or covers the people amongst whom chase every thing belonging to me;-a mano though he lauds its capability of yielding sugar he travels, will unquestionably nourish and of paper, buttons, any article whatsoever ; my by extract, and considers it to afford • enter. shelter himself ; and on this principle, he will visitors being persuaded that I could come for tainment for man and horse,” we are afraid we find no difficulties in earthen floors, 'in mud no other purpose than to trade.

could extract no entertainment for any man huts, tortillas, or ropes of beef.”

“ We this day, at various times, had passed from the treatise upon its merits. We can only Whirlwinds.-" In three leagues over a stony a great number of Indians, who were bathing refer to the brochure itself, for the information road we reached the Rancho del Tejou, and in the river by whole families at a time, which of all who desire to be acquainted with the culpassed on to a plain on which the number of | appears to be their morning and evening cus- ture, uses, &c. of mangel wurzel. whirlwinds was quite extraordinary. We had tom; and all those who live near the stream repeatedly seen a few of them ; buť on this day are very clean both in their persons and clothes. The Mechanic's Magazine. Vol. VIII. Knight they appeared to have assumed a new form, Boats laden with articles for the Tampico

and Lacey. raising the dust to a height of two or three market continually enlivened the scene ; and This useful and intelligent periodical is now hundred feet in straight columns, which pre- it was highly amusing to observe the politeness too well known to need a blast from our trum. served their perpendicularity, and moved but of the passing Indians, who used the “ Don' pet : we need only mention that the eighth slowly over the plain, while many continued to and pulled off their hats very ceremoniously to volume, with a portrait of Dr. Birkbeck, has turn rapidly on their axes without any per. each other on every occasion, paying a variety appeared, and contains a mass of valuable in. ceptible progressive motion."

of rapidly uttered compliments at the same quiry and matter. The following characteristics of the natives time. The señoras and señoritas, who sat

washing themselves or their clothes in the The Companion to the Almanac ; or Year-Book " It would perhaps be difficult, even in this river, received the most marked respect. Many of general Information for 1828. Baldwin

a brown flat-visaged man, with a quarter of a and Cradock.
tead of publication inte here, as well as under its proper pair of breeches and a straw hat, was hailed as A VERY useful little volume. The various

Fine ,
The Sketch Book of Captain G. F. Lym, R.N., during Don ;' while inquiries were made after the articles of which it is composed appear to have

Bakht Muthis' Residence in the Republic of Merice. health of the señora and the young ladies, who | been drawn up with considerable care and abi.
This Number contains, « An Indian of the village of in some instances answered for themselves, as lity. The paper on the celestial phenomena of
Zacateras and Villa Nueva, known to the Mexicans as
Lariuco, Rio Panuco :** Ruins of a City between they were disporting in the water near the he year,” in particular, is written in a very pleas-
hoe Edificios ;" * The Indian Village of Colotlan;" anks, and just shewing their shining browning and instructive style. We say thus much in

Cofre of Perole, as seen from the church of San shoulders and immensely long jetty hair, while he spirit of justice, though we have felt bound
Village of Tuspan." We cannot
Partner on Kakapa, and Idols found at the Indian chey swam in those places unfrequented by the Lo condemn the low, chandler tricks of trade by
Subjects are very striking or interesting.

which the Almanac itself, and other publications

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from the same source, have been brought for- to move out of the town. This movement soon moolahs, with other priests, hastened to the ward and propped.

became very general amongst them. Before spot. He sternly told the assuff to desist in mid-day the whole body had nearly quitted, on further attempts to irritate the Russians, as

the road to Téhran : some few of the chiefs resistance, under existing circumstances, could ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE.

and less cowardly men alone remained linger. only be injurious that he might relinquish his RUSSIA AND PERSIA. Cox presenting

the following journal to our readers, we ing about the place. Alli yar Khan was not charge, and go about his business." Alli yar have great pleasure in acknowledging, that it is derived early informed of the desertion of the troops. Khan then retired with two attendants, taking from the best authority, both as it gratifies ourselves It is believed that their alarm was increased by the road to Tehran. The keys of the gates and as it stamps the relation with a very superior degree of public interest. Other letters which have reached us the threats of the inhabitants of Tabreez, who, having been concealed, Meer Fatha ordered from Petersburgh and Tabreez possess singular import- besides having a great antipathy to the south them to be broken open. At the head of the ance at this moment;

but we do not feel at liberty to into their details. Suffice it to say, that they are the latest erns, were anxious that their deserted guard- priesthood and principal inhabitants, he pro. from these parts; and that on the frontiers of Persia the jans might leave the city, being either appre- ceeded to meet the general, Prince Arristaff, decided opinion of British residents (who have the first hensive that they might attempt to plunder it for the purpose of delivering up the town. He opportunities of forming a judgment) is sadly against the chance of any successful resistance being made to the ad- before they quitted, or, by a weak defence, was well received : assurances were given him vance of the Russians. " The unwise Shah, by deferring might subject the town to ill treatment from that none but public property would be seized. the payment of the money demanded by Russia (says on the Russians. Alli yar Khan, when apprised while the main body advanced, Prince Arri.

) the Russian army was under orders to proceed to Teh- of their flight, could only send some of their staff, Generals Pankrutraff, Saacken Tcherran. It is difficult to foresee the ultimate consequences chiefs and his own immediate followers to stop mitchmatze, Colonel Mauravioff, chief of the

they must be fatal to Persia, certainly to the Shah: the runaways. In his anger he likewise or- état-major, and various other officers, entered He could not await the arrival of the enemy at Tehran; and in attempting to quit it with his treasure, he would, dered the Tabreez people to pursue and plunder the city by the Constantinople gate, escorted most likely, be attacked and plundered by his own them. His orders were no sooner issued, than by a body of Uhlans and Cossacks. The arsenal subjects." From Petersburgh we hear so gratifying an account of the a portion of the armed citizens attacked and was first visited, and proper measures adopted Emperor Nicolas, that we are sure it must interest our stripped the southerns who still remained at to secure the stores. Prince Arristaff and his readers, when so much depends on the personal charac; their posts. About one o'clock there were suite then went to the palace, which, previously

, is concerned, on the personal character of the Russian very few left of the 5000 : four hundred were to their arrival, had been plundered by the Autocrat. Again, we beg to state that our information indeed brought back; they were secured within Maraud and Nukhsheewaun horsemen, aided by sideration. “The Emperor (says the writer, an English- the

walls of the citadel (Ark), to prevent a second the low populace of the city: little else had man of superior information, will, I trust, have a flight ; but on closing the gate which opens to been left in it but carpets, furniture, and prosperous reign; certainly no sovereign ever better the town, it was forgotten that there was an- tents; these were of considerable value.—The deserved it. His sentiments are so high and noble, and his private and public life are so manly and dignified, other behind the old building, from whence the British flag had been hoisted at the envoy's that he forms a model for gentlemen and monarchs. confined made their escape. The Arrauk troops house : Major Monteith, accompanied by the

own by my personal experience, but the same that I hear were chiefly encamped between the outer and officers, went at 3 P. M. to wait upon the genefrom all the foreign ministers, who have been strict ob- inner walls : many tents and other baggage ral at the palace. He received them kindly.

servers of his conduct, and who have seen him in days were left on the ground. At this period two Major Monteith informed the general, that For the welfare of England and of Europe, we know not battalions, even two companies, of Russians although they had orders to quit Tabreez on the

that we could publish a more satisfactory statement than would have taken possession of the city. The approach of the Russian army, yet it had not by a most competent witness, and assuredly never ex: short distance beyond the walls, were then advance, and the consequent confusion, which this sketch of the Emperor Nicolas, which is written two battalions of Shaggangrees, encamped at a been possible to leave, from their unexpected pected to meet the public eye-consequently the more

ordered to near the town, and take charge of deprived the British officers of the means of The parrative appears to us to be extremely characteristic the gateways. Alli yar Khan went out to per- doing so ; and he hoped the establishment time

suade them to act with firmness and fidelity: would be treated with consideration. It was A DETAIL OF OCCURRENCES AT TABREEZ, he was listened to for a short time; but abusive further begged that a guard might be sent to From Oct. 24, to Nov. 5, 1827.

terms were shortly bestowed upon him, and the envoy's house, in case any disturbance WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24th.— In the morning some stones thrown. Throughout the day the should arise in the city. The Russian officers letters arrived from Soufian, addressed to Aga most contradictory reports prevailed ; so much all expressed great surprise that no opposition Reza and other heads of the divisions (kud so, that it was confidently asserted that Abbas had been made to their advance on approaching khudas) of Tabreez: they were written by the Mirza would before the evening arrive with the place. They expected to have had some sons of Nuzzur Alli Khan, late chief of Maraud, the army from Khoeg. Syfe al Maulk Mirza hard fighting ; but, with the exception of the to inform the people of this city of the intended had been sent with a large body of cavalry three discharges of artillery, a single grain of early advance of the Russian force which some towards Soufian to reconnoitre. Towards sun-powder was not flashed on either side. No days ago had arrived in that district. It was set there was a greater appearance of tran-walled city of this extent was ever captured recommended that no opposition or resistance quillity throughout Tabreez: it was believed with so much ease. The Russians, without the should be made; for if the inhabitants remained that the prince had reached the bridge of the smallest apprehension, move singly about the quiet, violence would not be offered to their Augee, within four miles of the city, and the streets: the inhabitants are all panic-struck, lives or property. These letters being inter- kud khudas were positively ordered out to meet downcast, and preserve the deepest silence.cepted, were brought to the assuff ed dowlah him. The prince's wives yesterday removed the infantry and artillery of the army have Alli yar Khan, who immediately summoned to the garden ; the chief civil authorities have encamped under the walls opposite the Conthe persons to whom they were addressed, and also quitted with their families.

stantinople gate ; the cavalry and irregular accused them of inviting the enemy to the city. Thursday, 25th. It has proved too true horse, on the high ground on this side the The kud khudas, in the strongest terms, re- that the Russian force had reached Soufian : Augee; guards have been placed on the depelled this charge ; but the contents of the last night their camp was at Suning Koorpee, fences of that face of the walls; the gateways letters having become public, the effect they twelve miles from the city. Early in the have been occupied ; a battalion has been quar. were probably intended to produce was per- morning their main body was seen advancing. tered in the Ark, another at the palace. About fectly fulfilled. Later in the morning, a shah's On their arrival at the bridge of the Augee, the sunset, a Major Sultikoff brought a sergeant's ghollaum reached the city from Soufian. He army halted, as if to prepare for action. The guard to Colonel Macdonald's quarters. reported that a strong advanced guard had Shaggangree battalions were stationed on the Friday, 26th.--Early in the morning I learnt arrived at that village just as he was quitting walls on that side of the city; the artillery that Alli yar Khan had been taken prisoner. it. The alarm from this moment rapidly spread placed a few days ago on the bastions and On leaving the city, he fled along the principal to every corner of Tabreez. The inhabitants towers were loaded ; the gates were also se-avenue which leads to the general route to of the suburbs were seen hurrying to find cured. Alli yar Khan appeared on horseback Tehran. Whether Alli yar Khan did not wish refuge within the walls ; while the citizens, in between the inner and outer walls: he endea- to make his escape, or whether, as generally smaller numbers, were endeavouring to escape voured to encourage the troops to shew some known, he was fearful of being recognised into the country. Fear and extreme alarm resistance, and ordered the guns to be fired. during the daytime and closely pursued, is were depicted on the countenances of all. The Three alone were discharged; two with blank uncertain; but before he got clear of the garpresent report of the approach of the Russian cartridges, the other shotted. The enemy dens, he sought refuge in the house of Mirza army did not pass unheeded by the Arrauk and were completely out of range, nor were the Jabbur, a former contidential mirza of the Mazaunderoun troops, who, to the number of guns directed towards their line of march : Sirdar of Eriwan. Unfortunately this man 5 or 6000 men, had been left by the shah for they only served as a signal for the Persian was a connexion of the sons of the late khan the defence of the city. They were observed infantry, who fled out of the town with the of Maraud, who were immediately informed of quietly to lead their cattle, and, in small parties, utmost celerity. Meer Fatha, the chief of the the place of the assuff's concealment. A party


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of Cossacks were sent in haste to secure his, were cut out with knives. The depredators / are awaited with impatience by the literary
person : Count Saachen followed with a few were too numerous to be repelled at the mo- world, and expectations are raised high as to
horsemen. Alli yar Khan, finding the house ment by the officer on guard, whose party con- their merits.
surrounded, attempted to resist, and even fired sisted of a very few men. As the work of General Segur is also writing a work on the
off his pistols ; he was, however, taken without destruction had begun in the interior of the History of Russia, and on Peter the Great
giving or receiving any injury. Beyond doubt palace, which is of great extent, the officer was and his reign particularly. There is an energy
he was the chief promoter of the present war ; apprised of it by the noise it created : he has in the style of this author which is peculiarly
he may probably be also the last person who tened to prevent the evil, and the wretches captivating. A propos of authors, the French
makes any display of resistance. In either took fight, though he was accompanied by only are highly amused at Sir Walter Scott's be.
case, he sealed the ruin of his government. two or three soldiers. The arrival of a batta- coming gardener, or writing on gardening ;
By Mr. Schaumberg we were informed that lion prevented further disorders. The Cayim they say such an undertaking will bring him
General Arristaff would receive the British Makums, and the houses of the principal Anauk nothing but soucis (a flower which means cares),
officers at his encampment two hours before civil and military servants of the prince, have and that all his pensées will wither. M. de Jouy
mid-day. We accordingly went, and found been likewise plundered by the rabble. These is inundating the public with little Hermits:
the infantry and a detachment of dismounted violent proceedings were committed on the day he would do better, were he to confine them
cavalry drawn up in a hollow square, close to the Russian army arrived. Prince Arristaff to their cells, than throw them at large on the
their position near the N.W. face of the town: and the officers in general express their deep world, whose literary population is already
the staff and other groups of officers were regret at these unavoidable and unexpected overgrown. The other day he sent his new
assembled within the square, awaiting the ap- occurrences. Many robberies took place last work, in which there was nothing new, to a
pearance of the general. In half an hour night in the city; the conduct of the Russian lady: the messenger asked for a few sous, as
General Arristaff walked from his tent to the troops has, however, been in every respect most a recompense for his trouble ; " Oh, let him
parade : he proceeded at a quick pace along orderly and creditable.

keep the volumes," she replied. However, he the front of each battalion, either to congratu.

(To be continued.)

possesses that happy vanity which will ever late the troops on the capture of Tabreez, or,

lead him to attribute his fallen fame to want as is the Russian custom, to ask if they were

Paris, March 21.

of goût in critics. M. Lebrun, the author of well

. On passing each corps, he was received I YESTERDAY visited the Louvre, where the Marie Stuart, Ulysse, and Le Cid d'Anda. by an instantaneous acclamation from the crowd was so excessive that it was difficult to lousie, was received the other day at the Aca. ranks. He then took his station in the centre move. If we are to judge of the ordinary demy, having first obtained the king's consent. of the square, where a temporary altar had classes here by their love of the beaux arts, - So much for vanity! M. Roman Fresnel, been placed, and a Russian priest stood ready they are a very superior people to those on the architect, bas just published a project of high to perform divine service. "I believe thanks borders of the Thames : perhaps, however, importance, and full of useful views, of which Fere offered for the brilliant successes, and, on were there more food for the eye in London, the object is that of establishing houses of inquiry, I learnt that mass was performed, -it ale-houses and boxing-matches might be aban-refuge for persons liberated from prison, where being the birthday of the empress mother. doned for public exhibitions, and idle hours they may be supplied with work. If this beDuring the

whole time prayers were reading, occupied more rationally than they generally nevolent design can be executed, society, as
Aga Meer Fatha, the head Mahometan priest, are in the English metropolis. The picture of well as the wretched individuals, will benefic
stood close to the general : the quazee of the Elizabeth, Reine d'Angleterre, was the grand by it ; for those unfortunate creatures, gene.
city and other moolahs were likewise present, point of attraction to the gazing multitude. rally being despised and rejected, are obliged to
but did not make their appearance till a quarter That queen is supposed to have breathed her seek in fresh crime a means of existence. It
of an hour after the commencement of the last, uttering invectives against Lady Notting- is easy to say, “ Go, and sin no more;" but
service. They were stationed near Aga Meer ham :- vengeance is so strongly marked on no one thinks of providing the means of fol.
Fatha : no particular attention was paid to her livid countenance, it seems to give life to lowing the advice ; so that from despair, a
them : it was remarked by a general that they death. Were any moral to be reaped by thus slight offender often becomes a hardened cri.
had come of their own accord. The troops, depicting the horrible ideal, one might become minal, less from inclination than necessity.
when prayers were finished, broke into column reconciled to M. Laroche lavishing his talents
and marched past. There could not have been on a subject which creates sensations of disgust

more than 2500 infantry under arms, 200 Don rather than of admiration : generally speaking,
Cossacks, 200 of the Caban, and some troops of I believe, portraying our worst passions serves STAMMERING. - M. Majendie has lately
Uhlans. The behaviour of Prince Arristaff and to awake, and not to correct them.

made an interesting report to the French the Russian officers towards us was extremely I was much more pleased with the dying Academy, from a commission appointed to take courteous and kind. In the evening, the large scene of Talma: in this painting, life is not into consideration an application from a M. ruined building within the ark was illuminated quite extinct in the sufferer, and genius seems Malbouche, relative to the cure of stammering. by flambeaux placed along its summit.

still to linger over his pale and drawn features ; | It appears from the report, that a lady of the Saturday, 27th.-The army changed ground he is surrounded by his friends and relatives, name of Leigh, an inhabitant of New York, to the open space behind the ruined mosque, whose countenances express, in a superior de- who became a widow at the age of thirty-six, near the Tehran gate : eight 12-pounders were gree, that deep interest and anxiety which all was received with great kindness into the pointed towards the city. The prince's palace experience who witness the agonies of death. family of a Dr. Yates in that city. One of had been pillaged of ita farniture before the In contemplating this group, the most useful Dr. Yates's daughters, a girl of eighteen, was entry of Prince Arristaff into the city. The lessons may be drawn from it; and though violently afflicted with stammering. Mrs. property must have been very valuable : in the the impressions which are left on the mind are Leigh was anxious to shew her gratitude by Women's apartments, rich beddings, a quantity melancholy, yet they are such as reconcile us endeavouring to diminish this infirmity. After of plate, carpets, &c., from deficiency of cattle to death, rather than make us cling to life. having in vain read all the authors on the sub. to transport them, had been left; these had You will be gratified to hear that your young ject, she applied herself diligently to the obbeen carried off by the first plunderers, before bard, Mr. Lytton Bulwer, is duly appreciated servation of the

case, made numerous experithe general's arrival. He had only a small in this country: it must be allowed, no nation ments, and at length devised a system of ex. detachment of Uhlans and Cossacks for his is more liberal of praise, where it is merited, than ercising the organs of speech, which effected a escort : as many of these as could be spared this ; and envy, which is the attribute of little radical cure in the object of her solicitude. were placed on sentry at the principal entrances

. minds, seems to be almost unknown amongst She afterwards tried her system on other When we visited the palace, none of the pic- men of genius here. Of Mr. Bulwer, they say: stammerers ; and being uniformly successful, tures of the large hall of audience had been " La manière de Bulwer ressemble beaucoup à she was encouraged to open an institution injured ; but on the general's return to camp, celle de Byron, mais il l'imite sans le copier

; at New York for the

cure of stammering. numbers of the Tabreez people, and I believe le talent sait rajeunir comme il sait créer, et Into this institution a hundred and fifty some of the Marandees and Nukhsheewaunees, l'un n'est ni moins difficile ni moins glorieux stammerers have been admitted since the year entered the palace by doorways which had not que l'autre.” The translation of the Rebel 1825, and have left it cured. The time nebeen secured, or mounted the walls, and com- has already passed through two editions. cessary for a complete cure varies ; but its mitted every excess. The windows in many

Several interesting works are preparing for length depends much less on the inveteracy parts of the building were destroyed, mirrors the press : l'Histoire des Parlemens, par broken, pictures torn to pieces and their ma: M. Barantė, pair de France ; l'Histoire de la An odd with such a ; although lignity was carried to such a height, that the Reformation, par Mignet, auteur de l'Histoire not more to than that offelfair, which subjecte ale acest

an individual some years ago resident at Knightsbridge, eyes of the portraits of the king and prince de la Révolution Française. These volumes ) who undertook the cure of stammering persons. - Eet.

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