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apply to his Majesty's government for assist-trees of his native Arragon, as pretend to be the of Spain; which suspicion was confirmed by ance, in any way in which they may think fit founder of the Cork family in Ireland. The his having made many purchases, the money to grant it. We confess, that for our own “ Great Earl of Cork” is himself doubted; and for which could be furnished only by Spain part, it would give us great satisfaction to our author asserts, that, instead of the received and from the circumstance of his being an hear that any measure had been adopted, cal account of him being true – viz. his own re- Irish Papist instead of an English Protestant, culated to bring this great national under-lation : “ When I first arrived at Dublin, for which he had given himself out.' These taking to a successful termination.

June 23, 1588, all my wealth was 271. 3s. and charges were notified by the English govern.

two tokens, which my mother had formerly ment to Sir George Carew, whose creature Engraved Illustrations of Ancient Arms and given me, viz. a diamond ring, which I still Boyle was; and Sir George advised him to go

Armour. After the Drawings of Dr. Mey, wear, and a bracelet of gold, worth about 101. ; off to England forthwith, giving him a letter rick, by Joseph Skelton, F.S.A. Part XII. a taffety doublet, cut with and upon taffety; a to the Earl of Essex, who would protect him in Oxford, J. Skelton.

pair of black velvet breeches laced ; a new case of need. When Wallop heard of Boyle's Another beautiful Number. This admirable Milan fustian suit, laced, and cut upon taf having escaped his clutches, and being actually and unique publication has now advanced fety; two cloaks ; competent linen and neces- in London, he renewed his charges with greater nearly half way in its course, during which, saries ; with my rapier and dagger.” We re- virulence; in consequence of which Boyle was it has uniformly preserved the high character peat, the author asserts in contradiction to arrested and thrown into prison, from whence with which it commenced. It is really me- this :-“ I happen to have in my possession a his friend and principal, Carew, had him relancholy to observe what pains and expense most curious manuscript, which contains the leased. Carew now turned upon Wallop; and have been bestowed, in all countries and at true history of the origin of the illustrious on account of the insight which Boyle had got all periods, in ornamenting and enriching house of Boyle, and satisfactorily accounts for into the manner of Wallop's passing his acweapons intended for the destruction of hu- our traveller's steering his course for Ireland, counts, the rival statesman brought him for. man beings ! The forms of some of the po- in preference to all” other points of the com. ward as informer. Wallop was displaced ; Ca. niards and daggers, in the plates of this Num- pass; shewing, in fact, that he was returning rew was appointed treasurer in his stead; and ber, are singularly graceful.

to the land of his fathers, unattended indeed, his instrument, Boyle, was nominated clerk of but not unattending.

the council of Munster : and so successfully and The Principles of Union in the Church of

“ The real name of this family (he proceeds) is deceitfully did this clerk play his cards, by England, considered in a Charge of the Bocalac, pronounced Boohaly,—the Irish term always filching the best trump, that he amassed Archdeaconry of London, at a Visitation, for a herdsman,--anglicised to Boyle. The such a sum of public money as enabled him to held May 12, 1828. By the Venerable father of our hero was a poor Irish fellow, who purchase the entire of the enormous estate of J. H. Pott, M.A. Archdeacon of London, hired himself as servant to an Englishman of Sir Walter Raleigh, whereon he planted colo&c. 8vo. pp. 31. C. and J. Rivington.

distinction of the name of Roper, who had nies from England with Protestants (always LEARNING, piety, and a sincere love for that come to Ireland in quest of plunder, and whom affecting, like many counterfeit converts in rechurch of which his whole blameless and bene- he attended on his return to England, where ligion and politics, greater zeal than sterling volent life has made the author an ornament; he married a poor wench, Janet Naylor, the professors of good principles), as at Youghall, are the distinguishing features of this Charge waiting-maid of Mr. Roper's mother : the fruit Bandon, Dungarvan, Charleville, Lismore, and Its moderate tone and soundness of principle of this union was our traveller, who received Tallow; which were all erected into boroughs, combined, recommend it to the attention of old Mr. Roper's name of Richard, and, as his by means whereof he became the great Earl of our junior clergy, as well as of every member of good genius would have it, was reared in the Cork, and three of his younger sons were made the Church of England.

Protestant faith. After some time of servitude, lords. The vast wealth of this family, thus

Rory Boohaly, alias Roger Boyle, left Mr. acquired, has caused report of them in history: The Manual of Rank and Nobility; or, a Roper's house, and kept a kind of tap at Fa- —that consulted, they appear, from all concur.

Key to the Peerage : containing the Origin versham, where he owned a boat : here, their rent testimony, to be a most greedy pack, with and History of all the various Titles, Or: son Richard was reared till he entered into the cunning not to be surpassed. They have been ders, and Dignities, &c. &c. of the British service of a man named Mawood, a lawyer, too prone to desert those, if adversity assailed Nobility. pp. 598. Saunders and Otley,

who in the time of Elizabeth was sent to Ire- them, to whom they appeared most attached : Tuis book is very neatly got up; but we fear land; whither Dick Boohaly, now Richard witness their conduct from the time of the rewe can say nothing in its favour as a work Boyle, a Protestant, attended him. He had sistance to Charles the First, and during the of reference for the antiquary or herald. It not been long in his father's land before he usurpation of Cromwell, to the restoration of seems to be compilea from sources of no great married the widow of an apothecary named his son Charles_the exclusion of his son James authority, and is by no means correct. The Lecky, who died shortly afterwards, leaving the revolution, Hannoverian succession, and writer, whoever he is, has not done justice to him a few score pounds, but no child. It seems regency, during the administration of Lord an excellent design: we recommend the pub- Sir Roger Mawood had advanced Boyle to be Buckingham; on all which occasions they fled lishers to have a new edition, under competent his amanuensis, in which capacity he attended with the timid hare, and ran with the eager superintendence.

the knight to Limeric; his original occupation hound. Now, reader, judge of the illustrious

being concealed. Here he insinuated himself house of Boyle, which in good truth doth not ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. into the good graces of a rich old man, of the rest on an Arragon knight, nor on a Kentish Captain Rock's Suppressed Volume. name of Apsley, with one daughter rather esquire, but is sprung from a poor Irish crea(Concluding notice.]

stricken in years, who, thinking God had for- ture, whose father had been a herdman, Boo. We had intended to conclude our remarks on, gotten her, made advances to Mr. Boyle, and haly, a name changed, with religion, to English and extracts from, this work in the present he by the help of his master bore off the prize. Boyle, by his son, who, as good luck would No. of the Literary Gazette ; but if we had This union Mr. Apsley did not long survive: have it

, was born of an English Protestant wavered in that intention, the following letter, and the lady having died in childbirth of her mother, and whose father most fortunately hapjust received, with the post-mark “ Kil-cool, first child, left our hero a gentleman of landed pened to go to England. One word more :-as County Wicklow,” upon it, would have de- property and with a good deal of money; which my humour leads me to defeat pretensions as cided our trembling purpose.

latter he proceeded, as occasion offered, to in- sumed without a shadow of truth, I beg leave " YE VILLEX,

vest in lands. At this time, indeed at all other to notice, by the way, that a family of un. “ This is to giv ye nottis, that if ye dare betray anny times, there were jealousies in Ireland amongst doubted consequence long before these Boyles mor of our opinyuns or manings, ye shall be Piked, if candidates for the public money, and for ex- appeared prominently,-I mean the house of in the middell of Westmonster Church, or burnt in yere own houss befor ye kno where ye are. So Be Ware tension of power. The principal competitors | Glasgow in Scotland, do not derive their ori.

of the day were Sir Henry Wallop, treasurer gin from a Spanish knight of Arragon, but After this, we have but one course ;—we of Ireland, and Sir George Carew, lord-presi- from Irish progenitors. How did it come to promised our readers another paper, and Rock dent of Munster, who designed to supplant pass, that when Dick Boohaly, afterwards the himself shall not make us break our word to Wallop; and for thai purpose employed Boyle great Earl of Cork, became rich enough to as. them, though he pike us at the altar, or burn to acquire some knowledge of the manner of sume coat armour, he took that of the Lords of us (as his own 500 copies were burnt) in our the treasurer's passing his accounts. This cir- Glasgow ? Again : look on Pynnar's Survey study.--The annexed, therefore, are the genea- cumstance having transpired, the treasurer of the County of Donegall, where you will find logical quotations to which we are pledged. wrote to the English government, that 'a as follows: Lands granted to Irish servitors,

Sir Philip Boyle, a knight of Arragon, temp. person who called himself Boyle, and had come Mulmorie, M'Swyne - M‘Swyne Banagh Henry VI. of England, is a mere parvenu ; and poor and friendless to Ireland but a few years Tirlagh Roe O'Boyle_Donnell M'Swyne Farne may as well seek to derive himself from the cork before, was strongly suspected of being an agentl-Walter MʻLaughlen M'Swyne. These do



all plow after the Irish manner.' Again :- quess of Downshire, to whose servants' hall (which even a country retreat does not exempt . The plains and the borough of Boyle, in the the grandfather of Robert would have had a him.-Great good to society is expected to arise county of Roscommon, as called by the English, difficulty to gain admittance. This son of from les sociétés philanthropiques, of which M. are always written in Irish, Bocalac:' and, to Lord Londonderry was the famous Castle. le Duc Doudauville is president; more than conclude, let us remember the declaration of reagh; or, as he was jocosely called in the eight hundred persons have been inscribed since Sir Henry Wallop, when the family was just county Down, Castle-rag, in allusion to the the last ministry: but until some real advantages from the mint the impression legible that occupation of his grandfather, the dealer in are produced by these meetings, one must doubt Richard Boyle was an Irish Papist, not an old clothes. His appointment by the late oli- their use. Days, months, and years, are occuEnglish Protestant, for which he had given garchy to the prominent situation of manager pied in words; but projects are never realised himself out.' All these circumstances leave no of the theatre of St. Stephen, proves what a suffering never ameliorated. At one of the room to doubt of their origin, rise, and pro- very small portion of talent is requisite for the last séances it was proposed to put the ques. gress; but though it is established beyond office. His acts belong to the page of history: tion to concurrence l'abolition des haines nadoubt, I understand the Irish are not very at present, they will, of course, be represented tionales : this project was not carried, but is to proud of them as kindred, because, though we favourably or unfavourably, according to the be again brought forward.—Saturday the Arch. are very poor, and for the most part very cor- peculiar opinions or prejudices of those who bishop of Paris held an ordination at Notre rupt, we have never forgotten how the great affect to judge them, and scarcely in any in- Dame : 233 persons renounced for ever the earl chased from their possessions all the Irish stance on record has party feeling been more pomps and vanities of this world, and the Catholic inhabitants on the lands he had pur- strongly expressed.”

charms of the beau sexe, for the calotte.They chased from Sir Walter Raleigh, to make room

speak of introducing steam carriages, in imitafor Protestant English settlers.”

Paris, June 9.

tion of English experiments ; so that travelling, “ Londonderry, Marquess. Stewart.-The WILLIAM TELL, at Le Théâtre de Gaieté, like la médecine, will be effected à force d'eau history of this family is curious, and merits is attracting immense houses, and producing chaude. French ladies say they are already particular notice. The real name is Gregor, strong political sensations. Pocket handker- sufficiently infected with English vapours ! the first of whom, who figured in Ireland, was chiefs are waved in all directions. This melo- If we calculate the faithful of this metropolis one Rob Gregor, a Scotch pedlar, who had drame of Mr. Pixérécourt, with the words “ la by the numbers of those who swell the ranks been in the practice of trading to the county patrie” and “ la liberté,” (the signals for loud of religious processions, Paris is indeed a chosen Down, in cast clothes ; but having, in a broil acclamations) carries all before it. After wit- city, as for some hours yesterday its inhabitants at the fair of Dumbarton, knocked out a man's nessing it the other night, I was not a little seemed inspired with one spirit of devotion ; eye, he fled his country altogether, and became glad to quit the heated and suffocating sphere and every street was transformed into a temple a pack-carrier through Ulster, in the service of the theatre to breathe the fresh air of the of praise. Honi soit qui mal y pense. Thoughts, of one Robinson, a shopkeeper in Newtown boulevards, which looked like a world of moving however, force their way against the will_and Ards, with whom, heretofore, he used to do lights, owing to the rapidity of equipages driv- mine, I own, were little charitable ; for, nothis little traffic on his own account. After a ing in every direction. As I walked home, I withstanding appearances, the supposition came while, Robinson died childless, leaving his shop had an opportunity of witnessing those scenes into my mind, What would be the fate of this and a bishop's lease of a couple score pounds which, because they are real, excite little com- belle ville, if, like Sodom and Gomorrah, its a-year value, to his widow, who married Rob. miseration : misfortune contrasted with luxury safety should depend on finding seven righte. They had a son bred to the father's and mo- met my eyes at every step. Here lay an un- ous men? The resolving of the problem I ther's business, who grew up, and, in process fortunate child, fast asleep in the dust; there, a leave to wiser heads; and, en attendant, hope of time, paid his addresses to a girl of New. poor wretch packing together mouldy crusts she that good may exist otherwise than in long town Ards, of the name of Orr, a kind of had collected during the day, herself inspiring faces, knit eyebrows, stately walk, grave mien, mantna-maker, to whom the youth was at- disgust; farther on, an old man, pale and gloomy countenances, fine phrases, and amens. tracted by a prospect she was said to have worn down, playing on a violin as a last effort The King, the Duchesses d'Angoulême and from a man of the name of Stewart, her ma-to excite pity from the passers by. In fact, de Berri, walked on foot, as is customary at ternal uncle, who had been gone some years the streets of Paris are a crève-c«ur: turn the fête Dieu, from the chapel of St. Germain to seek his fortune in India, where, report which way one will, the slightest enjoyment is l'Auxerrois to St. Thomas de Louvres, presaid, he had been successful; and who, at length, ever counterbalanced by the sight of human ceded by priests, bishops, archbishops, young died abroad, and left his niece a considerable suffering, and the degradation of our species. virgins, and military--for bayonets are necesproperty, so much beyond Gregor's anticipa- A revolution has been threatened in the sary evils on all occasions, and cannot be distion that he even wanted assurance to con- republic of letters ever since the arrival of pensed with, even when guarded by the bon tinue his suit. The true-hearted girl ex- English actors: the epoch is favourable, still Dieu, of which an archbishop was the bearer, pressed to a mutual friend her surprise and I fear qu'on l'attendra long-tems ; as those as being the purest of the congregation. Whatregret at her lover's absence, in terms which who hold the reins of dramatic government ever may be our ideas or prejudices with remodesty did not forbid, nor could decorum will make every effort to prevent innovations. gard to ceremonies which certainly savour

They were married, and Gregor, The entire monopoly of stage literature is in rather of heathenish than Christian times, thereupon, assumed the royal name of Stewart, the hands of a few, who, having once proved still the sight was imposing; and the music without license from the Herald's office, not they possessed genius, are patented to write being divine, produced a temporary illusion on so much in respect to the memory of his wife's folly the rest of their lives.--Serious thoughts, the senses_making people fancy themselves in benefactor, as to gratify a pride from which I hear, are entertained of permitting actresses purer regions. The young girls also being the poorest and meanest are often found not to be virtuous women, and to recall the ana- dressed in white, and veiled, were an interestto be exempt. They had a son, Rob, or Ro- thema against that class. Monsieur le Pape ing contrast to old, weather-beaten soldiers, bert, who was to be educated as a gentleman, must be consulted, however, ere the gates of with long beards and furrowed foreheads. now of a great name; and who, in process of Paradise are allowed to be accessible to them, Youth, too, not having had time to learn the time, was sent to the Temple, to study the he alone being in the secret of state affairs with utility of hypocrisy, is generally sincere in its law or rather to eat his way to the bar. regard to the soul. Peu-à-peu, it is to be devotion; therefore it must be hoped that their Stewart, the father, had purchased estates hoped reason will get the better of prejudice, offerings purified the incense of older offenders. with Miss Orr's money, and had gained some and ignorance no longer pass for wisdom. One The Dauphine was magnificently dressed, and footing in the borough of Newtown Ards. A would wish to accelerate the “ march of in- looked most queen-like: she rather inspires great man of land in county Down, at that tellect ;” but time, it appears, has its fixed fear at the first coup dæil; but her smile is time, was the Earl of Hertford, an English periods for breaking down the barriers of ab- peculiarly benevolent and gracious ; and relinobleman. To him our young Stewart be- surdity, and no pas de géant is admitted by him. gion is the home of her heart, whatever may came known, and actually obtained one of his On the 1st of the month the Bois de Boulogne was be the sentiments of her subjects, who are “ ali daughters in marriage. His father dying, he completely deserted for the Park of St. Cloud, things by turns, and nothing long." After was now a man of property, with a great al. which was crowded with foreigners of all na- the ceremony, the King returned to St. Cloud. liance, -owner of a borough ;-in fact, one of tions; and as the court was there, much of The court there is rather of the serious order, us -and at length being raised to the peerage, what is called the beau monde arrived at the society being very limited and chosen-owing, became of so much influence that, in the year hour of five o'clock. Though the least princely perhaps, to the profound piety of the princes, 1790, his son Robert was a candidate for the of the royal residences, it possesses the greatest who seem to have abandoned lighter pleasures. representation of the county Down, on what charm; and a king might have the pleasure of I know some who have the honour to be inis humorously called the popular interest ; op- fancying himself un simple particulier, were it vited au jeu du roi ; and though for worlds posed even to the powerful leading of the Mar- not for his guards, and the ceremonies from they would not renounce the privilege of being





received, yet they always complain of the mo

To the Editor of the Literary Gazette.

| been liberally contributed to its stores ; such, notony of these soirées. Politics are never SIR,—There are extreme cases which may re-in fact, as extend the sphere of science far brought forward in conversation by the royal quire

an author to acknowledge his own 'mis- beyond what could have been anticipated in so family; neither do theatrical subjects interest conceptions, or his critic's, however reluctant short a period as that during which it has been them: so that it becomes no easy matter to he may be to enter into a public discussion established - we had almost said in any de. find topics to talk away time. As for the King, with anonymous writers. This duty I cheer- finite period. From Fernando Po, in particular, his amiability lui reste toujours, and his de- fully perform to so respectable and useful a the zoological specimens are possessed of re. vouement to the church has by no means person as yourself.

markable interest: they seem to embrace ani. diminished either the charın or politeness of You assert, that in my Commentaries on the mals of the New World, of the Malayan penin. his manners. Were the officers of his house- Life and Reign of Charles the First,“ my sen- sula, and, in short, of almost every quarter of hold, and gentlemen in waiting, to take exam. timents are determinedly Jacobite, Royalist, the globe. It is curious to conjecture how the ple in this respect by their royal master, ladies and High-church.”

animals of so many climes have come to be would not so often lament that the age of

A Jacobite” I conceive to be a non-entity. naturalised in this island. Among others, the Troubadours is past. A brave colonel evinced,

Can you reproach an English historian for Malay Porcupine (fasciculatus) is quite com. a short time ago, his ignorance of the laws of being “a Royalist " I do not perceive how 1 mon; and there are a variety of monkeys courtesy to the fair sex, by desiring an English could be a constitutional writer without being clude one of the species, a creature with whis,

hitherto unknown,-though we can hardly in. lady, somewhat roughly, to go out of the way, a Royalist. as his majesty was about to pass through the You ascribe to me “ senti.

kers and hair round his jaws and chin, pre. gallery of the Tuileries, where she stood with ments." It has been my fortune, in a long cisely resembling that class of our captivating her little girl : but when about to retire, the career

, to have been accused of very opposite fashionables who sport their ursine honours in king, who had overheard what had happened, opinions : yet on this subject I am not sen

contradistinction to the other effeminate-lookstopped, kissed the child, and bowed graciously sible of any change. Whatever religion is ing class with curled hair over their cheeks, as to the mother, who was sufficiently revenged of inimical to civil freedom, is the religion I pro

if they had been meant by nature for girls, but M. le Colonel. test against.

were made males by some mistake. But com. A few days since, a brilliant dinner was given

In a word, allow me to remark, that in parisons are odious ; and this monkey is a very at the house of a soi-disant great man, to the writing these Commentaries, as a supplement respectable monkey:* we mean no disparageliterati and the beaux esprits of Paris. Toasts to the history of their period, I was not unwere proposed, as is usual, during the dessert: mindful that I should subject myself to many

A Mr. Pentland has also brought from Peru and a young author gave “ La Jolie Fille de misconceptions, as well as many intentional some extraordinary animals, whose habitat was Perth," who is the grand subject of conversa- misrepresentations. He who is of no party chiefly near, or in, a lake at a high mountain tion. Les belles dames de Paris pardon, how- will

, in general, be agreeable to no party; for elevation above the sea. Several of them are ever, this rivalship, in admiration of Walter he tells the truth, which parties cannot afford quite monstrous, and look more like the dif. Scott; of whom a French lady of known wit to love. Yet, in a country which has suffered ferent parts of different creatures put together, and beauty observed, Plus l'homme vieillit, so much from party

as England, it is not

, I than individuals of a real order. Some of those plus- l'auteur rajeunit.” Indeed, if genius be trust, a chimerical supposition to conceive, that from Fernando Po are equally grotesque, and accessible to fattery, the Scottish Bard must the time may yet arrive, when a majority may seem to be patchwork of heads and tails, rather often feel the effects of foreign adulation. Not maintain the principles of rational freedom, than distinct animals: to have read him-not to admire him—is a pure as our infirmities can permit—alike safe

By a new regulation, we observe that the péché mortel, from which there is no redemp- from the passive obedience of Tories, the fac- visitors to the gardens and museum of the tion on this side the water. The French were enchanted with the En- malignity of Levellers. I remain, &c. tious intrigues of Whigs, and the disorganising Zoological Society are to pay a shilling each,

besides having an order from a member. We glish theatrical piece, played by Kean, entitled,


are sorry for this, though it may be expedient ; A New Way to Pay Old Debts, I mean

- and would rather we could see something with the title : such a secret is much wanting

national and free, than corporate, and obliged

ARTS AND SCIENCES. in this capital, where usurers play a most gain

to be supported in so paltry a way. ing game, and are not easily the dupes of stage tricks.

On Friday the 30th ult. Mr. Curtis delivered CURE OF CONSUMPTIVE DISEASES-N0. II. I know not what will become of our jour. a lecture on the structure of the ear. In this he In our last we opened an interesting inquiry in. nenur non-politiques, if ever the English thea- compared the membranum tympani (or drum) to the cure of consumptive diseases, a discovery tricals leave us ; as they furnish long columns to to the strings of a violin, liable to minute mo- claimed by Mr. St. John Long, and vouched for editors, who make money by having the talent difications of sound, produced by the contrac- by most respectable individuals, who have ex. to persuade their readers that they give them tion or relaxation of the muscles or keys.

perienced the restoration of health from his news. The widow of the great Talma has Friday, June 6th, Mr. Gilbert Burnet ex.

treatment. taken new vows to honour, love, and obey; and plained to the members of the Institution the the truth, - to remove prejudice, if prejudice

As our wish is simply to elicit is become Countess de Chalan, to the great in nature of the experimental researches made by unjustly exists, to destroy pretension, if not dignity of Melpomene's muses, who cannot for himself and Mr. Mayo on the irritability of the supported by evidence, and, at all events, to give her having so soon drank of the river sensitive plant, and exhibited several of the disseminate the knowledge of this remedy, – Lethe.

sensitive plants on which the experiments de- we shall proceed, as we proposed, to state the I know not whether anecdotes at the expense tailed in the Journal of Science of last October facts concerning it which have been brought of the nation of blunders can afford you amuse- had been performed, and also several others under our own observation, and the grounds ment. Yesterday, an Irishman, fresh from the which had not then been devised. The general on which we attach importance to this new land of botheration, not finding his conscience train of experiments and reasonings was il- method of combating the most subtle and fatal lightened from crossing the seas, sought a con- lustrated by enlarged sketches and models ; enemy of the human race. In the first place, fessor, and was recommended to the curate of and not only the irritability of the sensitive however doubtful the question, we should be St. Thomas d'Aquin. Accordingly, with a plants dwelt upon, but the motions of plants disposed to try any tolerably authenticated well-stored purse and a long catalogue of sins, generally stated and considered.

specific for a disease which is abandoned by he set out in quest of his reverence : but un


the faculty as incurable: our argument would fortunately the way was long and memory short, so that the latter part of the address This Society has not only taken firm root, but be, we may be in a better, we cannot be in a given to him was but faintly recollected. Be- is rapidly spreading its branches far and wide worse, condition, than that of being told, the ing, however, of a ready genius, he quickly Its number of members is not only largely in: healing art can do nothing for you. With this

principle in view, we directed our investigafound a substitute for the word d'Aquin, and creasing, but its collections of every kind are

tion, in the first instance, to the negative asked the concierge, with much sang froid, for daily acquiring important additions. We have point, whether, if Mr. Long's practice failed Le Curé de St. Thomas l’Arlequin ; which ap- lately had great pleasure in examining the

in producing a sanative effect, it could be ac. parent mauvaise plaisanterie was nearly costing many novelties in natural history which have

cused of having any injurious tendency. And the traveller dear :-happily, it was proved that

• We cheerfully insert this letter from our respected we have been perfectly satisfied that no objeche belonged to the Green Isle, the inhabitants of correspondent, in explanation of his own sentiments, which are considered the Gascons of England. hopen ende he terms commented upon, as a reproach to skin; but we trust that a living specimen will soon be

June 10, 1828.




though he has mistaken ours, in fancying * We are sorry to say that it is dead-only a stuffed 'On the contrary, we mcant them in compliment imported, from which the said Fashionables may study

the natural habits and manners of their prototype.

him. Ed.


tion whatever can exist against it on the score Exhibitioner, Brasennose College ; Rev. S. Lane, W. D: those which occupy the centre, and other porof its by possibility hurting the constitution or

Dick, Exeter College ; Rev. R. J. W. Wright, Trinity tions of the room. They are, for the most

College. aggravating the disorder. It is, indeed, a sin- Bachelors of Arts.-E. Auriol, Christ Church, A. Hussey, part, of general interest ; and to them, there. gular quality of this system, that it is perfectly Baltiol College, J. Eggington, Exeter College Grand fore, we shall direct our attention. And among innocent, that it produces not the slightest Holden, J. W. Warter, J. Wood, Christ Church; R. the first in novelty and character, is

Compounders; Emra, Scholar, Balliol ; R. effect where there is no malady -- and that its Skipsey, J. J. Jervis, Queen's College ; J. M. Longmire, No. 1180. The Shield of Æneas ; to be eseoperation is only visible and notorious where ser dinunden als Ware W. Braund, we als cuted in gold, after the style of Benvenuto Cela disease is seated.

, Magdalen Hall; J. Blackwell, H. Williams, Jesus Thus, a gentleman of College ; J. Birchall, Brasennose College ; T. W. Lynne, lini. W. Pites. This is the young artist great intelligence and information (whose Worcester College: W. Young, C. E. Henry, Oriel Col. whose fine outlines from Virgil we some time name, if given, would be of much weight lesened: Kay, pl.incoln College W. Hellington, Pembroke College; W. D.

ago mentioned, with the commendation due to with the public,)* assured us, that he had gone In a convocation, holden the same day, two schools them. His present production is a model of through an entire course of Mr. Long's treat- of geometry, and medicine were permanently annexed to the Shield of Æneas, as described in the

the Bodleian ment, in common with a class of patients ; but

Eighth Book of the Æneid ; and is three feet that he was not at all affected by the process

six inches in diameter. The Wellington Shield, as they were His parental feelings induced JUNE 5th, a paper was read, entitled Descrip- from designs by Mr. Stothard, and the Shield him to make this experiment, before he com- tion of a Sounding-Board in Attercliffe Church, of Achilles, from designs and a model by the mitted a beloved child to the care of one who near Sheffield. By the Rev. John Blackburn, late Mr. Flaxman, are, we believe, the only had not been educated professionally, and Minister of Attercliffe.

performances of the kind, possessing any high whose skill he, as a man of experience and The church of Attercliffe had long been re- character, which have been executed in this judgment, had therefore, prima facie, the usual markable for the difficulty and the indistinct- country; and the variety of invention and reason to doubt. The result was, that the ness with which the voice from the pulpit was classical beauty of form and composition disobject of his deep solicitude became a patient heard : these defects have been completely re- played by Mr. Pitts in this model for the of Mr. Long's; and, though a case of fearful medied by the erection of a concave sounding- Shield of Æneas, promise to render it ! anxiety, it has hitherto been attended with board, having the form resulting from half a worthy companion of those magnificent and favourable symptoms, which, if fulfilled to the revolution of one branch of a parabola on its valuable works. The model consists of a utmost of their promise, must establish the axis. It is made of pine-wood ; its axis is in- centre, and of inner and outer circles.--The powers and reputation of this discovery, to an clined forwards to the plane of the floor at an centre is composed of Catiline, surrounded by extent hardly credible. In other cases, gen- angle of about 10 or 15°; it is elevated, so the Furies, Cerberus, and the Harpies. The tlemen have declared to 11s, that even in their that the speaker's mouth may be in the focus ; Ghost of Cato, bearing a tablet of laws, atown persons the remedy was efficacious in the and a small curvilinear portion is removed on tended by Mercy, Peace, Truth, and Justice. localities of their disorders; while elsewhere, if each side from beneath, so that the view of the Above are represented the assembled deities. experimentally applied, it was utterly unpro- preacher from the side galleries may not be in. The inner circle exhibits the naval engageductive of any effect.

tercepted. A curtain is suspended from the ment between Marc Antony and Octavius We mention these things as curious illus- lower edge, for about eighteen inches on each Cæsar, as fully described in the poem. The trations of our subject ; and though, as we have side. The effect of this sounding-board has been first compartment of the outer circles consists said, they only refer to the negative point, they to increase the volume of the sound to nearly of Faustalus discovering Romulus and Remus. are not, perhaps, the less worthy of serious five times what it was before ; so that the On the right is shewn the rape of the Sabines. .consideration. When an individual intrudes voice is now audible, with perfect distinctness, In the back ground is seen Romulus folding (we do not use the word in an offensive even in the remotest part of the church; and his robe about him, which was the signal for way) into any learned or scientific profes- more especially in those places, however dis- carrying off the women; also the altar and sion to which he does not belong, it is a good tant they may be, which are situated in the sacrifice in honour of Neptune On the left, common sense question to ask and to deter- prolongation of the axis of the paraboloid. But the interposition of the Sabine women ; Hermine, - If his method does no good, does the side galleries are also benefited, probably silia throwing herself between Romulus and it do any harm? Assuredly, according to the from the increase of the secondary vibrations Tatius. In the back ground, Peace uniting incontrovertible testimony to which we have excited in a lateral direction. Several experi- the Sabines and Romans. A Sabine woman alluded, this branch of the inquiry must be ments are related illustrative of these effects ; lamenting over the dead body of her husband, answered most favourably for Mr. Long. But among which the most striking was one in who had fallen in the conflict. The second he stands upon much higher grounds, and as which a person placed so as to have one ear in compartment consists of a confirmation of the we have set out with his practice, we shall

, in the focus of the paraboloid, and the other peace between the Romans and Sabines, shewour next paper, discuss some of his claims to towards a person speaking from the remote ing Romulus and Tatius at the altar of Ju. positive success; though we can only say now, end of the church, heard the voice in a direc- piter, swearing their alliance. In the back that some of the strongest cases we ever met tion the reverse of that from which it really ground, the Romans and Sabine women lookwith, support him in this extraordinary posi- proceeded. The superior distinctness of sounds ing with joy at the ceremony. On the left, tion - “ the cure of consumption.”

proceeding from the focus, is accounted for by Metius dragged by horses. On the right,

their all arriving at the same moment of time, Tarquin on his way to Rome, with Tanaquil LITERARY AND LEARNED. at a plane perpendicular to the axis, after re- his wife. The third compartment consists, in OXFORD, June 7.–The prizes for the year 1828 were this flection from the surface of the paraboloid : the centre, of the combat of the Horatii and day adjudged to the following gentlemen :

which is a consequence of the equality of the Curiatíi. On the left, the combat of Brutus Intin Verse.-Machinæ vi vaporis impulsa. paths which they have described.

and Aruns. In the back ground the lictors Legh Claughton, Scholar of Trinity College.

bearing away the dead bodies of Brutus's sons. Latin Essay.Unde evenit, ut in artium liberalium studiis

On the right, Mutius thrusting his arm into praestantissimus quisque apud singulas civitates codem fere


the fire before Porsena. In the back ground, sæculo floruerit) George Anthony Denison, B.A. Fellow of Oriel College.

the tents, with the assassinated secretary. English Essay. The domestic virtues and habits of the Or the busts below, as of the portraits above, The fourth compartment: in the centre, Cocles ancient Greeks and Romans, compared with those of the more we must observe, that the leading artists in defending the bridge. On the left, Clelia enrefined nations of modern Europe. William Sewell, B.A. Fellow of Exeter Colleges

this department of sculpture have acquitted couraging her fellow-captives to swim across

themselves with great success ; and that their the Tiber. On the right, the Salian priests, English Verse-Richard Cour de Lion. Joseph Anstice, productions (like the representations of in- with the sacred shields. The fifth compartStudent of Christ Church. Thursday last the following degrees were conferred : dividuals, on canvass, in the Great Room) ment: Manlius defending the capitol. In the

Dretor in Medicine (by incorporation from Dublin).-D. occupy the best situations and the best lights back ground, the geese alarming the state.
C. Macright, Magdalen Hall.

Masters of Arts. W. Palmer, St. Mary Hall, Grand that the miserable apartment in which they On the left, the procession of matrons to the
Compounder: Hon. and Rev. E. R. B. Fielding, Oriel are huddled can furnish. Thus the perform- temple of Juno. On the right, the lupercal
College, Grand Compounder; Rev... Tudor, St. Ed ances in this way of Chantrey, Baily, Behnes, dance.Such is a sketch of the details of this
mund Hall; Rev. W. M. Williams, Balliol College; Rev.
J. B. Birtwhistle, Lincoln College ; C. Morrall, Hulme F. C. Smith, &c. afford an opportunity of gra- elaborate performance : they are full of taste

tifying the curiosity of those visitors who ima- and beauty; and their general effect is sin. , restrains giving the names of the parties alluded to in these gine, and in many instances not without good gularly striking. As the Shield itself is to be remarks; but it ought in fairness to be stated, that Mr. cause, that distinguished persons must possess executed by Mr. Pitts (who possesses a knowLong himself is (as they unanimously assured us) at per- something remarkable in feature or expres- ledge of the peculiar part of the goldsmith's fect liberty to refer individuals to them, and that they sion. Such works, however, are more fit for art, necessary to its completion), he will have consider it to be only grateful and just to furnish all the information in their power. Ech

private than for public comment. Not so with an opportunity of doing justice to the merits











of his model ; and we have no doubt will is more general, and may be said to belong|a carriage built for the convenience of the produce a work in the highest degree creditable more to the public, than that of any other wearer of the odious deformity. “ Ignorance to his talents.

branch of the fine arts. It is for this latter is bliss,” is capital. Two fat, lazy rascals, in No. 1213. Statue, in marble, of the Right reason that we have always reprobated the prac- livery, are lolling at the door of a rich mansion. Hon. Warren Hastings: part of a Monument to tice of shutting up, for mercenary purposes, in One of them, picking his teeth with a pen, be erected in Calcutta. R. Westmacott, R.A. St. Paul's, in Westminster Abbey, and in other drawls out to the other, “ What is taxes, -What a theme for reflection! The object of buildings, works intended to honour the dead, Thomas ?” To which, Thomas, with the uta seven years' impeachment by the House of and to stimulate the living ;-works executed most nonchalance, answers, “ I'm sure I don't Commons of Great Britain, pursued with per- at the public expense; and to which the public know.” In one, all kinds of practices at the severing rancour by men of the most splendid ought to have at all times unrestricted access. bar” are most whimsically illustrated, from the talents and eloquence, and charged with every We repeat it, that by such an unwarrantable crow-bar in burglary to the bar at the Old crime, in mass and in detail, that can disgrace exclusion, the influential character of sculpture Bailey; including the head of “ a gentleman human nature, dies,—and presently public mo- is in a great measure lost in this country. intended for the bar;"-a face and expression numents are raised to perpetuate the memory

never to be forgotten. In another plate, the of his wisdom, of his moderation, of his justice, The Duke of Wellington. From a Sketch by a wooden leg are illustrated with singular feli:


various conveniences and advantages of having and of the numerous benefits which he conferred upon the very country that he had been

J. Jackson, R.A. Being Plate VIII, of city. A drunken and roaring negro, in partiaccused of mis-governing and oppressing !

Lithographic Imitations of Sketches by Mo- cular, who, impatient “ to hab tea,” thrusts No. 1209. The Pugilist, a Statue in marble.

dern Årtists. By Richard J. Lane, A.R.A. his ligneous supporter into the fire, to make C. Rossi, R.A.-Without any reference to the

J. Dickinson.

“ the kettle bile,” has thrown us into such a character of the subject, we may with truth EXCEEDINGLY like his Grace. Nothing can convulsion that we can write no more ; and say that this is one of the most striking figures surpass the masterly manner in which Mr. Lane can only just ejaculate to our readers, “ Bye ! in the room. It deserves to be admired as a handles his lithographic chalk.

buy !” fine specimen of manly strength and just pro- Queen Elisabeth and Lady Paget. H. Fraportion ;-the rest we must leave to the critics

delle R. Ackermann.

SKETCHES OP SOCIETY. of the Fives-Court.

This is a fine mezzotint engraving by Mr. W. No. 1214. Group, in marble, of a Nymph Say, of Mr. Fradelle's pleasing historical ima- Berone going abroad, Byron took leave of and Zephyr, from the Gallery of Earl Gros- gination, which represents Queen Bess point- his mother at Southwell, and slept that night

R. Westmacott, R.A. – This grouping out to Lady Paget the ambitious lines at Newark. She was much grieved at his decomes in apt contrast with the last-mentioned inscribed by Raleigh on her window: parture. Here, again, the Poet and the Pil. statue. Light and playful in its character, “ Fain would I climb, but that I fear to fall." grim have been confounded, and Byron accused Mr. Westmacott has, in our opinion, very suc- Her Majesty is much indebted to both artists of want of affection and feeling ; Canto I. opencessfully availed himself of those forms of grace for beautiful looks. The lights are well ma- ing and symmetry, the union of which constitutes naged, and the whole scene of a very agreeable the beau ideal in art.

"Childe Harold had a mother, not forgot, character.

Though parting from that mother he did shun; No. 1193. A Monument in marble. E. H. Baily, R.A. — Like the rest of Mr. Baily's GEORGE CRUIKSHANKS.-_Of graphic hu- If friends he had, he bade adieu to none." works, distinguished by its unaffected sim- mourists, certes George Cruikshanks is George On the contrary, Byron took a kind farewell plicity. The attitude and expression of the the first. We have just looked over six pages, of his friends. All of his friends, however, figure are those of that manly grief which has with half a dozen subjects on each, of carica- seem not to have been quite so well disposed reached pensive melancholy, and ought to end tures_if such playful and characteristic satires towards him; for he mentions with just indigin resignation. The whole is an admirable on the follies of the day can be so called-which nation, in the Notes to Canto II. of Childe piece of ornamental sculpture.

are designed, etched, and published, by that Harold, the refusal of one of his noble and No. 1201. Figure of llenry, son of the Hon. able artist. If there be any truth in the old intimate associates to take leave of him, “beThomas Kenyon, in a sleeping attitude peculiar adage, “ Laugh and grow fat,” Mr. Cruik- cause he had to attend a relation to a milli. to the Child. T. Carline. There is no invent- shanks is the person to make this a corpulent ner's.” Besides his own servants, B. took a ing any thing like this. It is one of those nation. His drollery seems inexhaustible. We courier with him to Lisbon, at which place he accidental hints, which the artist to whom have here some of the most amusing specimens engaged another, named Sanguinetti, to accomthey are presented ought never to forget. of it. One of his fancies struck us prodi- pany him to Gibraltar. He travelled in great Study may produce fine combinations of form giously. It is called, “the Pursuit of Let- haste; stopping at Seville only two nights and grace; but Nature frequently throws off, ters. In the foreground three or four in- and a day, and at Cadiz three or four. The at a single stroke, what years of labour can fantile monsters, in go-carts, are scrambling servants, Murray and Fletcher, and baggage, never equal. This beautiful figure well de- after A, B, C, who are scampering off as fast were sent round from Cadiz to Gibraltar by serves to be perpetuated in marble.

as possible. In the back-ground, a whole pack sea. At Seville, where it is well known they No. 1212. A Group; Affection. To be exe-is in chase of “ Literature;” the letters of lodged in a house kept by two unmarried lacuted in marble. H. W. Sievier.--The quota- which word, being furnished with nice little dies, both young and beautiful, they all slept tion in the Catalogue demands a third figure; legs for the purpose, are in full gallop. We in one small room on the ground floor, with which, in our opinion, while it would have never before had a distinct conception of what pistols at their heads. At this time there was given more interest to the subject, would have is called “ a running hand.” Another sketch, a strong feeling against the English, who were assisted the composition.

in the same plate," the Age of Intellect,” is often butchered : Lord B. mentions, in the Notes No. 1139. Cupid and Psyche. C. Smith. admirable. A precocious brat, of five or six to Canto I. of Childe Harold, having had a speci. There are few subjects of a classical nature years old, mounted upon a stool, is teaching its men of it one night at Lisbon as he was going which have so frequently been treated by the grandmother how to suck an egg. “ You see, to the theatre. Unlike most Englishmen, and sculptor as this exquisite fable ; and, indeed, gran-ma, before you suck this egg, or more especially noblemen, Byron seems to have been there are few which afford a finer opportunity properly before you extract the matter con- well adapted for a traveller, for he accustomed for the display of taste and talent. In the tained within this shell by suction, you must himself from the first to rough it. At Seville, elegant group under our notice, Mr. Smith make an incision at the apex, and a corre- the great Poet and his companion were to be seems to us to have very happily expressed the sponding aperture at the base.” “Eh, dear!" seen before the fire frying a piece of bacon, tender sentiment which belongs to the story. replies the old lady, “how very clever! They poaching eggs, or peeling the onions for dinner.

Besides the works already mentioned, the only used to make a hole at each end in my Mr. Hobhouse soon found out how useless a Sculpture-room contains others of considerable time.” A table, covered with philosophical thing an English servant is in foreign travels, merit; such as No. 1208, Reconciliation of apparatus, and a toy-basket filled with such and congratulated himself on not having taken Adam and Eve, after the Fall; S. Nixon : No. trifling works as Newton, Euclid, Shakespeare, one (see his Travels). B. was invited by one of 1211, Grecian Archer ; G. Rennie: No. 1185, Milton, Gibbon, &c. complete the idea. The the fair ladies to take his night's rest up stairs, Part of a Monument ; J. E. Hinchliff: No. enormous and detestable bonnets at present but declined, and said, “Ad_d good joke, to 1195, Psyche ; W. Butlin ; &c. Some of these, worn by the ladies, are happily ridiculed. Half go and sleep in a room at the top of the house, however, although they exhibit the talents of a dozen milliners, with the assistance of lad- and get our throats cut in the night!” From the artist, do not come within the range of ders, pulleys, &c. are constructing one of the Gibraltar they went to Malta ; and thencefor. what may be considered the legitimate subjects size of a hay-stack; and there is a section of ward, up to the time of his quitting Byron to of sculpture; the influential character of which Scraps and Sketches, published by J. Robins. return to England, Hobhouse gives an account


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