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drawn by Mr. Barlow; namely, that the length another, that it cannot be considered as even dignified portrait by Vandyke of The Duchesse of the needle has no sensible influence upon affording an approximation to the truth, and de St. Croix ; or that other exquisite portrait, the extent of its deviations. In order to de- must therefore be wholly rejected.
by the same great artist, of Anthony Trieste termine this point, he began by ascertaining, The close agreement which the author found or that wonderful portrait, by Velasquez, of more scrupulously than had yet been done, the between the observed and the computed devia. 4 Spanish Gentleman,--and 'ask himself by values of several of the elements of the calcula- tions of needles whose magnetism had been what magic such a powerful effect has been tion, such as the exact positions of the points disturbed by contact with a magnet, as well wrought? The answer must be by profound where the intensity of the magnetism is the as those which had suffered no disturbance, knowledge and intense feeling. Certainly not greatest, and also of the point of neutrality, fully confirmed the author in the views which by fine colours, or by any vehicle unknown in or of the magnetic centre ; and he next sub- he originally took of the action of iron on mag, the present day, We have recently seen a jected to a more severe scrutiny a law which netised needles. He conceives that his hypo, copy, by Sir William Beechey, after Vandyke, had been regarded as established by experi- thesis, instead of being at variance with obser, which it would puzzle the artist himself, could ment, namely, that the tangent of the devia-vation, is not only consistent with all the ex, he rise from the dead, to distinguish from the tion is proportional to the rectangle of the periments that have been made, but by afford- original. This copy has been painted these cosine of the longitude, into the sine of the ing the proper corrections to be applied to thirty years; and had Sir William, at the double latitude of the position of the centre of them, derives the strongest support from these time he executed it, taken the trouble to note the needle, with relation to the mass of iron, observations.
down the means which he used, he would not as referred to a hollow sphere.
He concludes by mentioning a fact which he have needed to resort to any further experi- In the course of his experiments, the author conceives to be irreconcilable with the hypo, ments in the art of colouring. The same ascertained, that if any bar of steel, uniformly thesis of induced magnetism; namely, that a may be said of some of Hogarth's pictures in magnetised' by the method of double touch, steel bar, rendered as hard as it was possible to the National Gallery; and also of The Flo
bave its state of magnetism disturbed by draw- make it, produced, when its ends are reversed, rentine Gallery, and The Royal Academy, by · ing the end of a magnet from its centre to the precisely the same effect on the needle as a Zoffany, exhibited, not long since, in the Rri. end, having the same polarity as that applied bar of the softest iron under similar eircum, tish Gallery. These paintings have triumto it, then the pole at that end will be shifted stances.
phantly passed the ordeal of climate and attowards the centre, while the opposite pole will
mosphere; and are now so firmly fixed, that, be removed farther from it; and a correspond,
with ordinary care, they may bid defiance to ing change will occur in the position of the
time as boldly as any pictures in, existence. magnetic centre. Changes will also take place We have lately gone through the gay assem, No doubt the mechanical means used in their in the absohite intensities of the magnetism at blage of modern art, as through a garden of production were simple ; but it appears that each pole. Considerable differences were ob. tulips ; and have noticed the tints of some they were abundantly adequate to all the best served in the extent of the deviations of a productions, and the forms of others : but the purposes of art. needle şix înches in length, and of one of two prevailing character, the impression of which Let us also ask by what magic the singuinches long, when successively placed in the is left most strongly on our memory, is that larly beautiful and natural effect of light in same position with relation to the iron shell: of exaggerated colour, Who that enters the The Outside of a House with Figures, by at the distance of sixteen inches they amounted great room at Somerset House, but, on casting De Hooge (now in the British Gallery), has to more than two degrees and a half; and the his eyes around the walls, must be instantly been effected? Evidently, by nothing, in the difference continued to be very sensible even reminded of the painter's palette ? Red, blue, shape of colour, that is not perfectly accessible at the distance of twenty-four inches from the and yellow, obtrude themselves in all the vi, to any artist in the present day.. But, with. shell
. In general, When the needles were near vidness of prismatic separation. Middleton, out the eye to observe, and the hand to exe. to the north or south of the centre of the shell
, Brown, Newaan, and Smith, have evidently cute, neither ghe brightest, nor the deepest the deviations of the longer needle exceeded been tasked to theiri atmost efforts. It is a pigments, no megelp, or gumtion, however those of the shorter and the reverse took trial of skill in the bravura of art. That recherché, or secret in its preparation, Will place when the needles were placed on the east certain subjects may, to a certain extent, re- be successful. By the by, the works of this ar west sides. Hence he concludes, that the quire this glare and glitter, we admit ; but its last-mentioned and able artist seem of late to efficacy of a small mass of iron, placed near to general introduction belies natural representa, have attracted more attention than formerly. the needle as a compensation to the effects of tion, and is an offence to good taste. It justly His reputation is deservedly increasing. He more distant masses, will depend upon its being exposes many of our artists to the sarcastie re- does not appear to have been properly appre. itself at such a distance from the needle as that mark of Raphael to an unsuccessful pupil wha çiated when “ The Lives of the Painters" the difference of its effects upon a long and a was loading his picture with ornaments :- were written, or more would have been said short needle shall be insensible.
So, young man, unable to make your Helen of him, and of his pictures, which are, in some The author proceeds to deduce, from the law beautiful, you are making her fine!"4. respects, of almost unrivalled excellence. which he has proposed, various forms of equa
That fine colours are not essential to fino tion for determining the deviations of a hori. colouring, the charming collection at present zontal needle due to the action of an iron exhibiting in the Gallery of the British Insti. Selection of Pases, Altars, Candelabra, and sphere or shell, applicable to different circum- tution sufficiently proves. Harmony is its dis
Tripods, from the Louyre, at Paris.' En. stanicas and conditions of the case. In one settinguishing quality, The best pictures are
graved by Henry Moses. With descriptive of equations, the acțions and positions are characterised by what Sir Joshua Reynolds To those who have visited Paris, the splendid referred to three rectangular co-ordinates pro- happily calls “ a deep-toned brightness.' ceeding from the centre of the needle ; and in enter this Exhibition as we occasionally pass sculpture of which these plates (nine in num
specimens of Greek and Roman ornamental another, ta polar co-ordinates, relative to the to cool and sober - reflection, after having wit, vertical and to the plane of the horizon. He nessed some gorgeous and tumultuous show, ber) are admirable representations, must be next deduces equations for computing
the de- and when our reason and judgment have lei, familiar, as they occupy the most conspicuous viations of a needle in which the magnetism sure to appreciate its real value. The British situations in the salvons and halls of that maghas been disturbed by applying to one of its Gallery, from its establishment, while it has nificent building, the Louvre. The Grand poles the corresponding pole of a magnet. He afforded the public the gratification of behold. Candelabrum of Piranesi, especially, which is then proceeds to the detail of experiments for ing in succession many of the various splendid the chief attraction of the Salle du Caninvestigating the above-mentioned laws, and examples of art which adorn the noblest man. delabre,” in the centre of which it is placed, to their comparison with the results deduced sions in this kingdom, haz furnished to our
is a most striking and beautiful object. The from theory. These experiments appear to him artists the most ample opportunity of examin. drawings for this interesting work are by Mr. to establish beyond all doubt the influence ing and studying the best works of the best T. Boys and Mr. W. B. Cooke ; and they which the length of the needle has on its de- masters of every school. And yet, with all have been engraved by Mr. Moses with his viations, produced by the attraction of the these advantages, the taste for the gaudy and usual skill and taste: the deseriptions are full shell of iron. When examined by the test of the meretricious still prevails. Why is this?
and satisfactory; and the publication is althe formulæ given by the author, the law of Let any one contemplate that graceful and together one of great elegance. This Selection the tangent of the deviation being proportional
is dedicated to the Duchess of Bedfovd, and is,
Eminent coloummen. to the rectangle of the cosine of the longitude + One of the most distinguished poets of the present
indeed, well worthy of her Grace's taste and into the sing of the double latitude, on which day, as well as one of the most recondite philosophers, patronage. such implicit dependance had been placed, is lection at Somerset House : the pictures (said he) are lieve that he employs the same means down to the pre
• We do not mean to say that he does : we rather befound to give resulta so inconsistent with one not Printings, they are Printednesses?"Ed. L. G. sent time. -Ed.
Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery. From Draw. (fruits of his study. Of these, three are finished and Schunke, delighted us greatly; a lovely
ings by Captain Batty. Part VII. Jen--the others are in a forward state. The ballad by Miss Paton-the Guitar by M. Car. nings.
Washing the Feet of the Female, and the casi-and Sola's duetto, Enchanting Eyes, by This neatly got-up publication, which is de- Washing the Feet of the Male, Pilgrims-the that composer himself and Madame de Vigo, voted to the representation of the picturesque Confessional and the Shrine,-are in his finest were prominently pleasing. Mr. Braham and scenery of the North of Europe, makes a very manner, both in conception and execution. Madame Stockhausen were announced, but did agreeable variety among the numerous topo- There is a devout and tranquil loveliness, an not keep time.* Curioni, Torri, and other graphical works of the present day. The Bode- air of reverence and awe, breathed over them, eminent artists, varied the entertainments by Thal, and the Stadt Haus, Bremen, are two of united with the most exquisite ease, grace, their exertions in several airs and pieces. the most pleasing plates in the present Part. and simplicity. The colouring is, deep, mas- Madame Stockhausen's Concert was post. Of the latter it is said, “ This splendid edifice sive, and brilliant. His Spanish pictures are poned from Friday week to yesterday; and is strikingly characteristic of the period when in a similar spirit, though the subjects are the excellent selection announced in the prothe Roman style of architecture began to find essentially different. A Midnight Council of gramme, and in our last Gazelle, were ful. its way into the North of Europe, and was fre- Priests and Warriors, the Repulse of the French filled only on the latter day. quently joined with the remains of Gothic by the Heroine of Saragossa, the Guerilla Chief buildings, forming a very rich ensemble, with departing to battle -are all conceived in the CONCERT FOR THE ITALIAN REFUGEES. out possessing the simplicity of the former, or same style of simplicity, and touched with the Never was a concert more thinly attended. the florid embellishments of the latter." same vigorous hand. ''Wilkie has taken, in not one quarter of the room was filled: nor is
these works, a step or two higher up the ascent it possible to speak in high terms of the enter. Cologne, on the Rhine. Engraved by J. H. of fame. This deeper feeling-this devouter tainment itself
, probably chilled through want Kernol
, from a Picture by Clarkson Stan- and loftier mood-this expression of sentiment of encouragement. The principal morceau was field.
by few figures -- and this solid and splendid an aria by Velluti, and a tolerable improWe believe this is the first engraving that has style of colouring,--are all improvements. We visazione by Pistrucci, on
La citta di Ve. been published from any of Mr. Stanfield's paint- are glad of this; for no one wears his honours nezia."
There was also a variation on the ings. It is an auspicious commencement; and more meekly, or seems less conscious of the mandolino by a Signor Sarmiento, who did as we hope will prove only the forerunner of a hold he has taken of his country's heart, than much as can be done with such an instrument. brilliant succession of transfers of his works to this great artist. We wish he would paint us In the first act the overcure to Frieschutz was copper. The scene is very picturesque., The a Sacrament among his native mountains dur. well performed thing by far too powerful fine mass of pointed architecture which the ing the persecution.
for such a room. We fear the net proceeds in magnificent and ancient, though incomplete,
favour of the Italian refugees will amount to minster exhibits, the grotesque and varied
nothing! forms of the vessels, the clearness of the sky, the trembling lucidity of the water, the ten.
THE PLEDGE. derness of the distance, with its bridge of
COME, let your cup flash sunshine-like
The Tyrolese Melodies ; with the original boats, and the contrasted boldness of the fore.
To friends now far away:
German Words, and an English Translation ground, combine to make a highly interesting
“ Here's to the absent and the loved !"
by W. Ball. The Adaptation of the Music composition. Mr. Kernol has done Mr. Stan.
The absent, did you say ?
by J. Moschelles. Vol. II. Willis and Co. field great justice.
And wherefore should we drink to them? We can hardly express a higher opinion upon
this publication than by saying that it is equal Monkeyana. Designed and etched by Thomas What boots it to recall the friends
to the first volume, With effects generally of Landseer. Part IV. Moon, Boys, and Whom we have loved and
original, there are also a multitude of lesser Graves.
musical combinations new to the ear accus. MR. LANDSEEN perseveres, with great hu
Fast cuts our good ship through the sea
tomed chiefly to Italian music and native pro
What does it leave behind ? mour, in shewing how successfully poor human
There is no path upon the wave,
ductions. In the hands of Moschelles it may nature, in all its varieties, may be aped. The plates contained in the present Part are, Dis.
No track upon the wind.
well be supposed that no characteristic feature
or beauty, worthy of preservation, would be tressed Poet; or, Three Weeks in Arrears-a Like that swift ship we have past on, suffered to lose its interest, or fail to assume its Queer One to look at, and a Rum One to go
And left no deeper trace ;
due importance. In at the Death ; or, a Fox-hunter's Salute The circle parted from at home and Advanced Guard in Retreat. The Cha.
Has now no vacant place.
Sing to me: Canzonet. Composed by rioteer and the Ghost hit our fancy the most.
J. Barnett. J. Power and Co.
We cannot say more than he deserves of this Illustrations of the Miseries of Slavery. A
beautiful composer. Soon thou wilt learn Time's easiest task
The present is one of Series of Engravings on Wood, by S. M.
his efforts well calculated to be admired. He
Is teaching to forget. Slader ; from original Designs by W. Har
stands in need of no public singing to make his
I'll fill as high, I'll drink as deep vey. Part I.
music popular. The intention of this little work is better than
Or, must a toast be said ? the execution of it. And yet there is a great
Well, here are all I ever pledge
No. 1. Albert was the bravest Knight ; 2. Fair deal of talent in the variety of expression ex
“ The present and the dead !” L. E. L. Christobel ; 3. The Mountaineer's Return; hibited in the Sale of a Negro Family. It
4. At a Moonlight Hour ; 5. A Highland seems published to enlist the feelings on the
Minstrel Boy ; 6. Two Pages met ; 7. Come,
MUSIC. side of the abolitionists, who so actively con
strike the Harp ; 8. I knew a Sicilian tend, by every means the press, parliament, On Monday, Madame de Vigo, whose ani.
Maid; 9. A Harper sat ; 10. In earlier &c. &c., and now these prints against our mated looks, gestures, and voice, seem to il
Days; 11. A Minstrel Savoyard; 12. Mer. colonial proprietors.
rily sounds the Horn. The Words by H. lustrate a Spanish soul personified, gave a
Stoe Van Dyk: Music by John Barneti. charming evening Concert at the villa of Mrs.
Mayhew and Co.
Park This eminent painter returned to London on brilliantly attended. Among the entertain. These compositions are entitled “ Songs of Saturday last, after a long residence in Italy, ments, we have to notice, in terms of high the Minstrels,” and do equal honour to the Germany, and Spain. Wherever he went, he praise, a beautiful air by Pasta; her share of poet and the musician. They contain airs of found the fame of his works before him, and a duet by Brambilla ; a duet, violin and piano,
twelve different nations, and very happily prewas received with distinction and kindness. by De Beriot and Piu Cianchettini (the latter serve the various characters of them all. In. He went abroad to amend his health ; he has substituted for the harp of Labarre, who did deed, we may well pronounce them to form come back with an increase of fame. He has not appear in his place); a song, all life and another of Mr. Barnett's truly
characteristic painted various pictures, in the spirit of the humour, hy De Begnis ; a Spanish bolero, com- works, adapted to words at the same time highly nations which he visited, or, more properly posed by Perez ; and San Anton, a fine song
lyrical and expressive. The Scotch, Venetian, speaking, in the general spirit of human na- and chorus by Madame de Vigo and a young Performers ought not to allow their names to appear ture. Four paintings for Italy, and three for English pupil. In the second part this debut- in programmes without fulfilling their pledge to the Spain, and numerous sketches_each contain- ante sang a cavatina very sweetly: a duetto, public. We are aware that they are often induced to ing the germ of a future picture are the piano and French horn, by Miss Cianchettini / but it is bad policy do promise and disappoint expectation
Savoyard, German, and Spanish airs, are parti. (from one of its subscribers, who avowed himself | theatre and yet how respectable and satiscularly attractive, and we are sure that when “ admirateur passionné de Shakspeare," com- factory were their performances !— There is its merits are known, this series will find plained of the incapacity of the English com- another important cause of the perfection to a place in every drawing-room.
pany then in Paris to do justice to the beauties which the French stage has arrived. It is the
of our immortal bard, and, after a severe summary and resolute way in which the most Roland the Brave: a Legend by T. Campbell : critique upon a late performance, concluded his intelligent portion of the audience resent any
Music by Mrs. Robert Arkwright. Same epistle in the following words :-“ Let Mr. impropriety of gesture or inaccuracy of exPublisher.
Laurent think seriously of this. It is not such pression on the stage, and any, the slightest, QUITE a triumph for a lady to have achieved. a company as his that can establish an English interruption in the body of the theatre. From The composition is altogether beautiful; the theatre in Paris. Miss Smithson is delightful, the first note of the overture to the fall of the accompaniment very stirring and appropriate but she is not a host in herself ; and the icy act-drop or curtain, not a whisper is suffered to Campbell's poetry.
A and the grimacier T- are but poor to distract the attention; nay, the applause auxiliaries.
We shall not long elicited by the piece or the acting is, however DRAMA.
be amused by Shakspeare burlesqued. Instead enthusiastic, confined to an exceedingly short of paying for mediocre talent all the year round, period and wo to the ötraggling hand that'
let Mr. Laurent engage, for two months only, attempts its prolongation! An actor evidently As we mentioned in our last, the French com- the great actors of Drury Lane and Covent imperfect is a thing almost unknown on the pany at the Lyceum terminated its season on Garden, and shew us Hamlet and Lear, Othello French stage. So gross a dereliction of his duty Friday the 20th ; and the long-continued ap- and Richard, Julius Cæsar and Romeo, in all to the public would be visited by such condign plause which followed the descent of the curtain their
spirit. With such inducements the public punishment as few would hazard receiving: was a gratifying testimony to the managers will crowd to his theatre'; without it every body Were such the case in London (and such, should and performers of the success of their past will be losers : he (Mr. Laurent) of his money, the French theatre happily flourish, we are conefforts, and, we hope, an encouragement to the town of a novel amusement, and criticism vinced will be the case), were the carelessness renewed and still more spirited exertions. We of a fortunate opportunity for study and com- and impertinence (for to impertinence that have from the first declared ourselves strongly parison.” To this the editor replied in a note : carelessness frequently amounts) of a persormer in favour of the establishment of a French * We wish that Mr. Laurent may be able to to be attended with such serious consequences, theatre in London. We are convinced that it procure the services of some of the great actors what an improvement would speedily take place will do more towards the regeneration of our of London ; but in the meanwhile we have in the acting, what justice would be rendered stage than all the criticism that could, or at imitated the public we have had patience. We to the author! And were the riot and rudeness least would, be written on the subject; and, do not think that a foreign and unique com- of the females and drunkards who nightly in. with the cause of the Drama at our hearts, we pany should be treated with all the rigour of fest our lobbies and galleries, checked by those care not a button for the outcry of those criticism; and it seems to us, that to be too who really constitute the audience, how many monopolists and speculators whose dread of a particular would be to war against our own more hundreds of respectable people would visit foreign rival is one of the strongest proofs of amusement. The good sense of the public has the theatres in the course of the season, how the inferiority of their own entertainments. caught the proper feeling to admiration. How many more thousands leave them delighted ! Our stage has no longer a school. Charles ever defective the performance, not a murmur Kemble,“ the last of all the Romans," * has has been heard. Like the public, we have THEATRICALS, &c.—The tents of the the. struggled manfully, but vainly, against the tide thought proper to avoid the serious criticism of atrical camp in Drury Lane will be struck this of error and vulgarity which has rushed through the actors. In so doing, we have thought to evening. The next campaign will open on the the breach made in the classical Mamparts of the serve the interests of the art, and enter into first
of October. General Price, the com Drama by the splendid but fatal genius of the sentiments of the spectadors.” Such is the mander-in-chief, has appointed Young to lead Kean, and overwhelmed all that was noble and liberal feeling of the Parisian press. Heaven the tragic division, and Cooper adjutant-gechasté with the mean and the meretricious. forbid, then, that we should be behind hand in neral vice Wallack, who embarks in August He is sinking, like Constantine Palæologus, the race of courtesy and kindness! besides on an expedition to America. Mathews and amid the ruins of the wall he has so bravely which, there is far less merit in our toleration, Liston “stand at ease" during the summer ; defended against the torrent of barbarism. as the French company in London has an in- Harley goes on a foraging party to the North ; “the last but ineffectual barrier!” In this finite advantage over the English company in and Jones remains at head-quarters, drilling dilemma we turn our eyes upon foreign artistes, Paris—a natural, a national advantage, in as his pupils in elocution. worthy, indeed, of that title, and rejoice that much as, though the best of our actors may well the French performances at the Lyceum are dispute the palm with the best of titeirs, there
VARIETIES. succeeded by those at the King's Theatre. is no comparison between the inferior per- Human Stature.-A curious paper was lately · Mars ! the inimitable Mars, is in England! formers of the two countries. In England, read to the French Academy, on the middle She performed for the first time on Monday from high respectability we drop at once into height of man in France; and on the causes last, in Casimir Delavigne's popular comedy utter incapacity. What words can express the which operate to increase or diminish the staL'Ecole des Vieillards, and in Scribe's drama awkwardness, vulgarity, and stupidity of dozens ture. This paper was founded on tables of the of Valerie_exquisitely illustrating the natural who disgrace the boards of our London theatres ? heights of the conscripts, kept during the space and forcible situations of the first, and abso. Not so in Paris-we may say in France. The of eight years by the prefects of several de lutely reconciling us to the outrageous violation man who has merely to deliver a letter, does it partments. of all probability, which is the principal cha- as well as such a thing can be done. The Comets.-Several of the German journals racteristic of the latter ;-a production every lowest performer in the theatre is perfectly have predicted the appearance in 1832 of a way unworthy of its indefatigable and sprightly competent to the execution of the service comet which will destroy our globe. This author. It is useless to attempt to criticise allotted to him; and when by accident he is intelligence has frightened all the old women, this incomparable actress. Perfection is the intrusted with better business, he is never so who are as numerous in Germany as in any only term which can describe her performance. completely detestable as an actor of the same other country. The fact is, that the comet What Siddons was in tragedy, Mars is in grade would be in England. The fact is, they which will make its appearance in 1832, at comedy. The world has never beheld, we were are all actors by nature, and they are all sol. its nearest approach to the earth will be sixabout to add, never will behold, the equal of diers by education. Their mercurial dispo- teen millions of leagues distant from it. It either. All we will say of Mademoiselle Mars sitions admirably adapt them for the task of might come a thousand times nearer without to the public is, “Go and see her ; that is act- catching and depicting the varying shades of danger. In 1770 a comet approached to with. ing."
passion and character; and their military ex- in 750,000 leagues of the earth, being nine We are aware that many persons have ob- ercises give them a maintien, which we look for times nearer than the moon is. It has been jected to the want of support afforded to the in vain in the runaway, apprentices of tailors calculated by astronomers, that at the distance principal actors, and complained of the imper- and cobblers, who abandon the shears and the of 13,000 leagues a comet might produce a fection of the French company. Let us see lapstone for the foil of Hamlet and the truncheon sensible derangement in the earth. how a similar objection to our English actors of Richard. The proofs are before us. With Solar Microcosm.-We earnestly advise all in Paris has been met by a French journalist. the splendid exceptions of Perlet, Odry, Jenny our young friends who visit London for the Some time ago a letter appeared in Le Globe, Vertpré, there was scarcely a member of the midsummer holydays, to see the Solar Micro
French company in London who would have cosm in Regent Street. Leaves, wings of This is spoken of the manager, as well as of the per been permitted to play any thing above third insects, sections of various woods, and, above mention of another cbarles the excellent Youngan di lor fourth-rate characters in a Parisian minor ball, living animalculæ in water, magnified
many hundred thousand times, present scenes | observations on no fewer than fifteen cases of purity of language, and a literal version, closely adhering at once the most extraordinary and the most its occurrence. 1. The greater part of the to the text, and fully explained by notes, replete with instructive that can be offered to the youthful persons who have fallen a victim to spon- the beauties of thought and of style which abound in the contemplation. All the incantations of the taneous combustion, have made an immoderate sacred writings, Freischutz are far surpassed by the monstrous use of alcoholic liquors. 2. The combustion is of Sir Walter Scott appeared, and obtained our warm
Waverleyans !—It was but lately that a Spanish imitator forms in a single drop of water and
it is im, almost always general, but sometimes is only approbation . allude to abien medio forma de mine bare possible to convey any idea of these wonderful partial. 3. It is much rarer among men than Cosia, who produced the Spanish historical romance of phenomena without witnessing this surprising among women, and the are principally old imitator of our highly gifted countryman has ariset at exhibition of their shapes and habits. A fine women. There is but one case of the com- Stuttgard, in the person of a M. Spindler, from whose sunny day
must be chosen for this spectacle- bustion of a girl, seventeen years of age, and pen a work has been published called the Jew Pa Pic certainly one of the most curious which our that was only partial. 4. The body and the Fifteenth century. The author brings together three vast metropolis at present affords.
viscera are invariably burnt, while the feet, free city of Frankfort, the Jews of the same city, and the Horticultural Féte.---This grand and fashion- the hands, and the top of the skull
, almost military of the neighbourhood, who from the top of their able entertainment went off with the utmost always escape combustion. 5. Although it re. keeps watch travellers, in order to seize and plunder éclat, last Saturday; and will, no doubt, be- quires several fuggots to burn a common
corpse, of the story is at the epoch of the Council of Constance, come an annual favourite.
incineration takes place in these spontaneous which occupies a large portion of it and all the circumOysters (encore). The greatest fishery for combustions without any effect on the most stances attendaft åpon which are related with great
talent. The celebrated fair at Frankfort is also introoysters on the coast of France is in the neigh. combustible matters in the neighbourhood. In duced with much effect. bourhood of the bay of Cancale. It is carried an extraordinary instance of a double coin- Mr. Lewis Goldsmith, whose political and editorial on by means of a government vessel, the fish- bustion operating on two persons in one root, career made his name so familiar to the British public for ing being prohibited to others. No prepara- neither the apartment nor the furniture was where, though not etnployed as before, his time has not, tion of nets, &c. is requisite. The whole burnt. 6. It has not been at all proved that we understand, been passed in idleness. On the contrary, apparatus consists of an iron drag, with a the presence of an inflamed body is necessary a work on the present state of France. its Finanees. chain. The vessel, driven by the wind, tows to develop spontaneous human combustions. Mode of Taxation, Statistics, Manufactures, Hospitals, the drag, which collects the oysters in large 7. Water, so far from extinguishing the flame, Prisons, Amy. Navy, Judicial Order, Crimes, Punishquantities from the bottom of the sea. For. seems to give it more activity; and when the We should look for a great deal from his various exmerly, the small oysters were thrown in again; flame has disappeared, secret combustion goes perience and abilities. but they are now carefully preserved, as they on. 8. Spontaneous combustions are more frea No, I. of a new topographical work, entitled, Ple soon grow as large as the others. The oysters quent in winter than in summer. 9. General Engravings, by, and under the direction of, Mr. Le
turesque Antiquities of the English Cities, with 1 welve are then deposited in reservoirs of salt water, combustions are not susceptible of cure, only Keux, illustrative of the Architectural Apuqultles or and after some time lose their acerbity, and partial. 10. Those who undergo a sponta- | Nos., is announced for early publication. become delicate.
neous combustion are the prey of a very strong The whole of the letter-press, by Mr. Britton, to Slorks. It is well known that storks gene- internal heat. 11. The combustion bursts out accompany the Architectural Antiquities of Normandy, rally build their nests on the highest parts of all at once, and consumes the body in a few to the engravings of that work. The reasons for this buildings of trees. Two of the species, who hours. 12. The parts of the body not attacked unusual circumstance ato detailed in the preface, which have been for some years in the Royal Me- are struck with sphacelus. 18. In persons who contains an address to the legislatura, urging the repeat of nagerie at Paris without exhibiting any dis- have been attacked by spontaneous combustion, porate bodies of all published books, however expensive position to produce offspring, this year built a putrid degeneracy takes place, which soon in getting up, and however limited the sale of such their nest in a bush, on the ground. The female leads to gangrene. laid five eggs, which she sat upon for thirty. French Periodical Presse-During the year, sive legislative enactinanu z
his perseverance in reprobating this grievous and oppress one days, at the expiration of which time 1826, which was one of considerable political
In the Press. - Hints to Counsel and Juries on the five young storks came forth, and have been agitation in France, iç appears that in the A First Series of Drainas, comprising Jagellod, a Tragte
Examination of Medical Witnesses, by a Medical Juristtreated with great care by their parents. The French journals and monthy publications, the Romance, and the Siege of the Scots, or Appleby in larger kinds of wild birds, when placed in amount of which is estimated at 10,450 sheets, 1173, an Historical Play, by H. W. Montagu. The most situations not natural to them, very seldom or about 400 ordinary octavo volumes, there the "Rev. W. Moseley. -- Part 1. of the Cheological shiew any wish to produce young; and some were only eleven libels prosecuted to convic- Guide, comprehending the Chronology of the world, c. great change in their habită seems necessary tion. This seems to have been a very insuffor that purpose.
ficient ground for the establishment of the . Notions of the Americans, by Travefking Bachelor, Obstetric Science.-Means have been disco- censorship in France. It is, however, alleged, 18tno. 48. bels. --Burt's Christian Sketch Book, 12mo. So. vered, by the application of galvanism during we know not with what truth, that at that bds---Ethics for Youth, 19me2. del cloth Péter a painful and protracted labour, to ascertain period many of the courts of justice in France,
dorf's Law Reports, Vol. vin. royal 8yo. tl. 11e. Gl. bds. positively whether or not there will be a still. by whom persons charged with libelloras of avu: 14. lia ed. bds-First Steps to Astronomy, ismo.
+ Barrington's (Viscount) Theological Works, 3 vols, birth. - Paris Journal.
fences were tried, manifested an undue favour bels---Marcella : vols, 19mo. 150. bdsGrany's Last Weaving.
Things, 12m0. br. bds. Sampson's Tianslation of Paul's -A wash has been discovered, towards the accused.
Epistles to the Hebrews, 8vo. 18. 6d. bds. Rerell's Ser. which, containing hydrochlorate of lime, at
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Village Church, by the Rector of Calverton, 12.o. 45. 6d. thereby render the occupation of a weaver
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Italian Literature.During the year 1827, about forty less. unhealthy than it is at present, by al- almanacks, of more or less merit, were published at Milan, lowing him to carry it on in a dry place. Uterary men. There were a few of them which concealed a some interesting to females, others to artists, others to METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL, 1828.
Thermometer French Paper.
politicalobject. Among the most remarkable of these works Thursday -- 19 From 55. to 70. Gold“ Printing. We have lately seen a in the five Parts of the Work) : Le Nosce di tutti i Popot Saturday number of very beautiful specimens of gola dell' Asia (the Wedding Ceremonies of all the Asiatie Na Sunniay printing, both from type and from copper, by dons); La Storia di Milano compendiata (the abridged Monday.... 23
73. Howlett and Brimmer, gold printers to the Moral Essays): In Galleria del Mondo (the Gallery of the Wednesday 25 41. m 78 30.22 - 30.26 Society of Arts'; published by Mr. Sams. World); La Greca Seultura (Greek Sculpture); 11 Colpo Except the 21st and 22d, generally dear. Among them are The Regal tablet, by the Occhio sullo Stato attuale delle Belle Arti in Lombardia
dom) Rev. John Davies, A.M.; The Missionary ; Lombardy); I Sorci letterati in Biblioteca (the learned
Wind prevailing S.W. and N.
CHARLES H. ADAMS. A Character of the late Marquess of Rocking-Rats in ihe Library): &c.411 these things shew how Latitude ...... 51° 37' 32"N. ham ; The Better Land, by Mfrs. Hemans, &c.
part of the Continent is advancing in civilisation, Longitude.... 0 3 51 W. of Greenwich.
even under very unfavourable circumstances. Human Combustion. — The possibility of the Spanish Literature. Dr. D. T. J. G. Carvajal has pub
TO CORRESPONDENTS. spontaneous combustion of the human body ished the sixth volume of his Los Libros Poeticos de la
The Celestial Phenomena win in future appear on has frequently been doubted. A memoir lately in the first instance this work was condemned as heretical the lase Saturday of the month, so as to anticipate the sac read to the Académie des Sciences, however, (by a commission of monks appointed to examine it. From cealing month, for the convenience of our country read completely establishes the fact ; and states the that decision Carvajal appealed to the Council of Castile, ers, who receive the Numbers of thc L. G. only monthly.
The MS. Legend of Another World is left at our
office following as the principal circumstances at- been sent to the Pope, his holiness wrote a letter to Car for the writer. tending it, derived from chemical and medical vajal, expressing his approbation
of his object, and of the Mr. Stothard.-We understand that we were in error manner in which it had been executed. This letter, pub. in supposing that the picture
of May-Morning," in the lished at the beginning of the volume, as well as the present Exhibition at Somerset House, was not a recent of animals too. The admirable grues belongi!!g to Havourable opinion of the Archbishop of Toledo (the prime work of Mr. Stothard's. It was, we are assured, begim the King, at the Sandpit-Gate Menagerie, fu Windsor mate of the Spanish church), were necessary to secure the within three months of the opening of the Exhibition, and Park, evince, no disposition to breed, though by the circulation of this pious and animirable work,
which com- finished on the day on which it wits sent to the Academy. highest health and condition.-LQ.
bipes in itself the three merits of brilliant poetry, great. The dryings by the same hand are not recent works
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