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VIII. “ Historical Notices of Nicomedia, with respect to the natives of North America the ancient Capital
of Bithynia.” By Sir Mars, though he continues but a short time and to Indian antiquities. This antiquary has w. Ouseley, LL.D. R.A. R.S.L. - Ancient above the
horizon, appears as a very splendid visited, and carefully examined, the remains geographers are divided upon the question, object in the bow of Sagittarius ; and as he of former times which exist in the forests of whether Astacus, Olbia, and Nicomedia, tere has latterly beamed forth on the midnight which seem to have belonged to the ancestors which occupied the site where Iz-Nikmid, or
names successively given to the same city, sky, might have been considered as a new of the actual natives, and those which seem to Ismid (the Turkish corruption of Nicomedia), star, which was the idea in the year 1719. indicate the presence, at some remote period, now stands ; or whether these were the names Many satisfactory telescopic views have been obtained of this planet during the past and latter consist of fortifications of earth or stone, each other : the author of this memoir inclines
of a people more civilised than Indians. The of three different cities, situated not far from present months, the spots on his orb being tumuli, mummies, idols, and utensils._It is to the former opinion. The last of the three case, even when in opposition, or nearest the in the states of New York, Ohio, and Penn- names was derived from Nicomedes the First, earth : at the time he is also in perihelio, o tifications are found. One has been discovered about 700 years B.C. by a body of Megarenen
sylvania, that the greater number of these for. king of Bithynia ; by whom Astacus, founded nearest the sun, there seems some physical cause, arising probably from his atmosphere, which are not far from one another, are placed century before the same era. After having
to the south of Lake Ontario; the others, sians, was rebuilt or enlarged in the third which renders his disc occasionally very
on a line which stretches in a south-westerly undergone successive devastations, by an earth distinct. Ist day -Jupiter will leave the constellation direction to the river Chenango, near Oxford. quake, and by the predatory inroads of the
These fortifications differ in form. The ram- Scythians or Goths, at the latter end of the Virgo, and re-enter Libra. There will be only two visible eclipses of the satellites this parts are sometimes only five, and sometimes second and beginning of the third centuries,
thirty feet high; and they enclose sometimes and having speedily recovered from the effects month, which will occur as follow:
ten, sometimes fifty acres. The neighbour- of those calamities, it was decorated by DiocleEmersion.
hood of a river, with fish, and a site not sub-sian with a variety of works of luxury and
ject to inundation, have always determined utility, on a scale calculated to rival "Rome First satellite . . 24
those by whom these fortifications were built. itself.' It was upon a plain near this city that Immersion.
A kind of covered way communicates between that emperor solemnly abdicated the supreme Second satellite.
them and the river. The entrance is not authority. Here also it was, that, in 324, Remarkable configurations at 8 hrs. 3d always direct. In front, and interiorly, there Licinius resigned his share of the imperiai and 17th days, all the satellites to the east; is frequently a little rampart which defends purple to Constantine the Great, who died at a and on the 13th and 27th days, all to the west the entrance. This arrangement bears an palace in the vicinity in the year 337. In the of the primary. 31st day, the first and second analogy to the fortification
which the Romans middle of the fourth century another earthsatellite on the disc, the third to the east, and placed at the entrances to their camps, and quake, and a conflagration caused by it, en the fourth to the west of Jupiter. 2d day - Saturn enters the constellation Romans it was an exterior work. In sore of tirely overthrew and destroyed this magnificent
From that period to 1330, when it Cancer, but is too near the sun for satisfactory the areas which these fortifications surround, fell into the hands of the Turks,
are little artificial hills, intended either to lars of its history are known. That the inIst day Uranus re-enters Sagittarius, and assist in the defence, or to afford the means of formation collected by Sir W. Ouseley from a transits the meridian at the following times re- overlooking the enemy. Near Cercleville, in great variety of authors, and compressed into spectively :
the Ohio state, is a circular fortification, com. this paper, is not more copious and satisfactory, 乎
prehending a square one; the walls of which he attributes in part to the loss of the Bithy. 1 11 21 11 10 41 | 21 10 2
latter are so accurately adjusted by the cardinal niaca, a work in eight books, by Arrian (a A telescope of considerable power is requisite points, that it is difficult to believe that the native of Nicomedia), which would undoubtedly to see the satellites of this planet. The primary constructor of them was destitute of astrono- have cleared up many obscure passages in the had been discovered some time before the se- mical knowledge. A few arrow-heads, and history of his country. The writer had the condaries; and, as in the instance of Jupiter's the remains of some very fine pottery, in which satisfaction to discover the tomb of that distin. satellites, were considered as small fixed stars, traces of glazing are visible, are all that has guished philosopher, historian, and general, at near which Uranus was passing: their situa- yet been discovered in these places. The tu. Dabenjeh, the ancient Sophon, about twenty tion was noted, and in the course of a month muli are of various heights; some only four miles from Nicomedia, of which discovery an they were ascertained to revolve about the feet, others exceeding a hundred. The bodies account is given in his Travels. An able and newly-discovered planet. The light of these over which they were heaped seem to have inquisitive antiquary might yet, it is believed, satellites is exceedingly faint; the second is been previously submitted to the action of fire. if allowed to prosecute his inquiries, succeed in the brightest, and its orbit is apparently ellip; There have been found in them some copper extricating from oblivion many valuable fragtical : their magnitude is supposed to be equal studs, plated with silver, fragments of scab- ments of antiquity among the remains of Nicoto those of Jupiter. When eclipses of the sa- bards, a copper and silver hilt of a sword, media. Read March 5th, 1828. tellites of Uranus occur, they appear to ascend a mirror of mica membranacea, and some stone through the shadow of the primary, in a course knives and hatchets.
IX. “ On the Demi of Attica." By W.
The idols exhibit only M. Leake, Esq. M.R.S.L. Read April 2d nearly at right angles to the ecliptic; and the an unformed trunk, and a head of the coarsest and 16th, '1828.A paper of various minute motions of all of them are retrograde. workmanship. The mummies have nothing historical and topographical details. Since the
SOLAR SPOTS.—The spots on the sun still particular about them. It is Mr. Assall's opi- Annual Report was made, this valuable clas. continue in sufficient number and magnitude to nion that the people who have left these remains sical inquiry has occupied several readings.* excite observation ; some of those called faculæ, came from Asia by crossing Behring's Straits. or spots brighter than the surface of the sun, are entering on the eastern edge of the disc,
LITERARY AND LEARNED. In the Seventh Number of “ the Passes of the Wednesday morning, 23d inst. 8 hrs. 30 min.,
Alps," a notice of which will be found in and may be considered as precursors of those
Analysis of the Proceedings 1827-8. which are distinguished by a dark nucleus,
another part of our present Number, Mr.
VII. “ On Part of the First Book of Ap- Brockedon, speaking of the Pass of the Cornice, and surrounding umbra."
pian’s Civil Wars of Rome." By the Right of which that Number is an illustration, says Deptford.
J. T. B.
Hon. C. P. Yorke, V.P.R.S.L.-This paper" There is one spot of great interest upon the
contains a minute outline of the relative route, the village of Cogoleto, which has the * In the paper of the Solar Spots, No. 598, page 425, col. 2, line 7, it was stated that the solar atmosphere positions occupied by the Roman and Italic was 300 miles high. This was an error; it should have armies in the first campaign of the Italic or the Firse volume of transactions in the course of the been not less than 1843 miles, nor more than 2765 miles. Social War ; an explanation of the confusion present Year. A second fasciculus of hieroglyphics, formin altitude.
which has arisen between the two Cæsars, ing the coinpletion of Vol. 11. of the whole work, has been Sextus and Lucius, mentioned in this part of published, with the title and table of contents to the vothe Roman history; and, in an appendix, an) ono guinea to members, and two guineas to the public.
D. H. M.
D. H. M.
D. H. M.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE.
is the solar mountains that are calculated to be 300 miles
« Prete Antonio Colombo.
distinguished reputation of being the birth.
All the deep love that o'erflows thy breast place of Columbus. Its distance is about
Lies midst the hush of thy heart at rest, eighteen miles from Genoa. Whilst the author The Passes of the Alps. By W. Brockedon. Like the scent of a flower in its folded bell, was resting at Cogoleto for refreshment, he
When eve through the woodlands hath sighed was invited to visit the house, and even the
farewell. chamber, in which the great discoverer was
The present Number of this highly interesting born. That the state of Genoa attaches belief work contains the Pass of the Cornice, being Rest!--the sad memories that through the day to the evidence that this was the place of his the route on the shores of the Mediterranean, With a weight on thy lonely bosom laynativity, is shewn in the fact that a civil from Genoa to Nice. “ Strictly speaking," The sudden thoughts of the changed and dead, officer, a préposé, is stationed here, a part of Mr. Brockedon observes, " it is not a Pass of That bow thee as winds bow the willow's head. whose duty it is to shew the house to strangers.
the Alps, but rather a road by which the Alps The yearnings for voices and faces goneThe following inscriptions painted on the front are avoided. Its situation, its object, and its All are forgotten !-sleep on-sleep on! of the house, in the Contrada Guiggioli, mark importance, however, require that it should Are they forgotten ?-no, 'tis not som its situation, and point out its importance :
hold a conspicuous place in these illustrations ; Slumber divides not our hearts from woe;
for it was one of the earliest passes known be. E'en now o'er thine aspect swift changes pass, Con generoso ardir dall'Arca all' onde Ubbidiente il vol Colomba prende,
tween France and Italy; and, from its recent Like lights and shades over waving grass. Corre, s' aggira, terren scopre, e fronde completion as a carriage-road, is likely to be- Tremblest thou, dreamer -Oh, love and grief, D'olivo in segno al gran Noé ne rende. come one of frequent use, particularly for in- Ye have storms that shake e'en the closed-up L'imita in cio COLOMBO, nè s' asconde, E da sua Patria il mar solcando fende,
By the route of the Cornice, leaf. Terreno alfin scoprendo diede fondo,
the invalid, who leaves England even in the On thy parted lips there's a quivering thrill, Offerendo all' Ispano un nuovo Mondo. depth of winter, may reach the warm and genial As on a lyre e'er its chords are still ; • Li 2. Dicembre, 1650.
climate of Italy, without encountering the Alps On the long silken lashes that fringe thine eye
in his passage.” The plates in the seventh There's a large tear gathering heavily• Hospes siste gradum: Fuit Hic lux prima Columbo Orbe Viro majori; Heu! nimis arcta Domus!
Number are at least equal in excellence to any A rain from the clouds of thy spirit pressed, • Unus erat Mundus; Duo sunt, ait Iste, fuere.'
of their predecessors. Pont Saint Louis, near Sorrowful dreamer, this is not rest !
Menton, Bordighera, Mortole, Ruins of the * In an able and very interesting inquiry Trophæa Augusti ai Turbie,' and Nice, are It is Thought at work amidst busied hours, into the birth-place of Columbus, by Mr. especially romantic and picturesque.
It is Love keeping vigil o'er perished flowers ; Washington Irving, in his Life and Voyages
Oh, we bear within us mysterious things of Columbus, recently published, he concludes Outlines from the Ancients. Etched by T. C. Of memory and anguish, unfathomed springs, that Columbus was born in the city of Genoa.
Lewis. With Descriptions by G. Cumber- And passion, those gulfs of the heart to fill Mr. Irving admits, however, that at one time
land, Esq. Part III. Septimus Prowett. With bitter waves, which it ne'er may still. Cogoleto bore away the palm from other places GRACEFUL motion, dancing motion, floating Well might we pause e’er we gave them sway, which also claimed the honour of having given motion, celestial or gliding motion, violent Flinging the peace of our couch away; have invalidated all other claims except those action, and enthusiastic action, form the sub. Well might we look on our souls in fear, of Genoa and Cogoleto ; but his arguments jects of the twenty plates of which the present They find no fount of oblivion
here : have not removed the honour from the latter part of this tasteful publication is composed. They forget not, the mantle of sleep beneath place. In a foreign country, every native of They must all be extremely valuable to the How know we it under the wings of death ? the little republic was a Genoese ; and Co-artist; and some of them, such, for instance, as
June 12th, 1828. lumbus would have described himself as a No. 46, Two Sketches from Bas-reliefs; No.
SONG: THE NAMING OF THE WINE. Genoese, and not as a native of Cogoleto. No. 58, Hercules contending with a Stag, &c. scirent an temetum olerent: hoc tum vino nomen erat... 50, Sagittarius ; No. 51, A Medea or a Circe ;
“Cato ideò propinquos feminis osculum dare jussit, ut Mr. Irving considers the strongest evidence in favour of the city of Genoa to be found in the are admirable examples of energy, grace, and
Pliny. declaration of Columbus in his will, executed dignity.
An! talk not of Love'tis a bubble so fair, in 1498, . Siendo yo nacido in Genova,'— I A Print, containing Views of the West Fronts We bless it, then swiftly it fades into air,
That pleases the eye, lightly sailing above ; being born in Genoa.' If this will had been
of Fourleen English Cathedrals, with the written at Genoa, he might have said, “I Plans and Arms. Arranged by J. Britton,
Like joys we delight in, and pleasures we love. being born at Cogoleto ;' but in Spain, where
F. S. A. &c. Drawn by C. Hacker ; engraved But give me the cup of illusion, that cheats the locality of Cogoleto was unknown, he by G. F. Storm.
E'en Love's magic eyes of their tyrannous writes as a Genoese : even now, every wander. A Print, containing Views of the Interiors of And o'er the dull region of memory fleets
pow'r, ing boy from the state of Genoa, without regard to the place of his birth, replies to the
Fourteen Cathedrals, with a Border of Ar
To drown the mind's sting in its magical inquiry, 'Whence did you come ? Genova ;' chitectural and Sculptural Ornaments. De
shower! and every native of the state, from Sarzanne to
signed and arranged by J. Britton, F.8. A. Ventimiglia, is a Genoese. In reply to one
&c. Drawn by C. Hacker; engraved by And bless'd be the man who invented a juice C. Storm.
To elevate life's sorry tenement here, remark of Mr. Irving's, it may be said, that the great Andrea Doria, with as much pa- We have seldom seen two companion prints As, pressing the grape, he discover'd its use,
In driving out care by its own ruddy tear! triotism as Columbus, and more power, never so interesting and amusing as these. The idea exercised it in favour of Oneglia, his birth of comprehending so much curious matter in Yes, roses shall bloom o'er the Bacchanal's place, but of Genoa, his country. Mr. Irving two sheets of paper does Mr. Britton great shrine, mentions a codicil, executed by Columbus six. credit ; and the manner in which this multi- And incense his vespers, as, reeling in bliss, teen days before his death, in which he leaves farious matter has been arranged exhibits his He blesses the name of that liquor divine, a book to his beloved country, the republic of usual perspicuity and taste. The opportunity The honest sage tells us was born in a kiss. Genoa ;' and he admits that one or both of the thus afforded, on easy terms, of comparing, by
8. two admirals named Columbo, with whom a glance of the eye, the beauties, external and Columbus sailed, was a native of Cogoleto ; internal, of so many of our noble and venerable
SIGHTS OF LONDON." but the circumstance, also mentioned by Mr. cathedrals, must prove highly gratifying, not SECOND VISIT TO BROOKES's. Irving, of the preservation of the portrait merely to the architect or the antiquary, but The Brookes's which we visit is a very difof the great discoverer by the families who to every person of cultivated understanding and ferent place from that Brookes's, of statesmen claim him at Cogoleto, is strongly in their patriotic feeling.
and card-players' resort, where M.P.'s do confavour. It is not pretended that this portrait
gregate in body politic, and “ rattle bones" of represents any other than Christopher Co.
a description more likely to illustrate the ana. lumbus, the discoverer of America ; and this
tomy of the soul, than to develop (excepting fact, in connexion with the tradition which has through successive generations pointed out
" There is no such thing as forgetting possible to the the elbow) the various parts and uses of the
mind. A thousand accidents may and will interpose a body. Those thrown from the dice-box, and the house in which he was born, and upon veil between our present, conscious, and the secret in those exposed by the removal of muscle and which the above eulogies were painted nearly
unveiled, the inscription remains for ever.” --English tendon, afford indeed very opposite lessons ;200 years since, by a member of his family, Opium Eater.
the neatly-figured cube and the ugly skeleton goes far to justify the claim of Cogoleto to the Rest from thy griefs ! thou art sleeping now; clatter with extraordinary dissonance, - the honour of being the birth-place of Columbus." The moonlight gleam is upon thy brow ; one all excitement, pleasure, and passion--and
ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE.
the other the stirless finale of all human ex.
(Fortunato l'uom che prende agni. Sestetto. citement, pleasures, and passions. The trays
Arranged as a Rondo. By C. Hopwood. and the catering, the sighs and the deuces, the A Collection of Melodies, entitled the Loves of
Goulding and D'Almaine. grimacing and the sinking of the club-house,
the Butterflies. are vastly unlike the cold ribs and fleshless
The Poetry by T. H. MOZART'S air in Cosi fan tutti is here well joints, the silence and the juiceless anatomy,
Bailey, Esq.: the Symphonies and Accom- treated, and excellently adapted for young the grinning and chop-fallen horrors, of the
paniments by Alexander Lee. Volume I. performers ; being at once of easy execution A. Lee and Lee.
and of great musical interest. surgical resurrections from the house appoint. The popularity of " I'd be a Butterfly" proed for all living. Yet to this complexion all bably led to this extension of the ephemeral
DRAMA. must come at last.
KING'S THEATRE. On Tuesday Mr. Robins had to begin his species; but the idea, though well enough for labours with many strange preparations, and of farther successful cultivation. At least the benefit of M. Laurent, and the house was de
a single song, does not seem to be susceptible On Thursday Tancredi was produced for the exhibited a number of “organs,” certainly
not lyrical genius of Mr. Bailey has failed in pro- servedly crammed in every corner, were it only fit to be played upon, though some of them longing it, and the Loves of the Butterflies in return for Mr. L.'s conduct towards the were called " tunica,” (lots 4, 5, &c.) and have produced, in poetry, little better than English Theatre in Paris. The part of Tan. others (such as lot 15) possessed “ chords.” grubs and caterpillars. Some of the airs, credi was played by Pasta, and Amenaide by In 16 the vas deferens was purchased by a however, are very sweet ; though others boast Sontag (whose last night of singing it was); Cockney apothecary, at a bigher price than lot of but small attractions. The prettiest are, upon both of whom the public were rather hard 14, in which the same anatomical substance No. 2, the Butterfly Beau ; No. 5, the Butter. for encores,
A bad divertissement was then occurred; but he mistook it for a vast differ
fly was a Gentleman ; and No. 8, One morn 1 given, which was unanimously hissed, and then ence, and so fancied he had bought a bargain. left my boat : though the last is 'a familiar old impudently applauded by the dancers them. “Lot 46, a very fine and large specimen of air, such as Mr. Lee has often the good taste selves behind the curtain. The Swiss Family scrofulous affection,” was knocked down to a to 'adopt, though rarely, if ever, the candour followed, in which Sontag and
Mons. and Mad. lady in recent weeds ;, while lot 5, compart: to acknowledge.
Schutz supported the chief characters to ad. ment D, “ the dried larynx of a monkey,”
miration. The stage was so crowded with the was achieved by a dandy of the first tie. This The Lay of Poor Louise. The Words from overplus of the pit, that it was with dif, being St. Swithin's day, we need hardly men. tion, that the entire sale, including the lungs
Sir W. Scott's Fair Maid of Perth: the ficulty the performers could move about. Had
Music by W. Eavestaff. W. Eavestaff. the season ended last night, it would have of a toad, 59, and the leg and foot of a Chinese A VERY peculiar and very beautiful compo- been a splendid finale to a splendid year. lady, 89, consisted of “wet preparations." On Wednesday there were nothing but ske- in the time. It will be much liked.
sition, with many original and striking changes letons, &c. of Mammalia : many very curious
On Thursday a very amusing and pleasant specimens, the bare preservation of which seemed to be enough to have occupied the most
Fantasia, fc. By Frederick Lemare. piece, considerably altered and improved, from
le Menteur Véridique, was produced at this able and industrious anatomist a busy life-time. A SHEWY, and yet a sweet piece for the piano- theatre, under the title of He lies like Truth, The various orders, genera, and species, were forte, on an original air : it does great credit and was completely successful. The burden skilfully classed ; and Mr. Robins's Greek and
to the composer Latin tongue sorely tried with nycti, cerco,
of the scene lay upon Wrench, the liar, and
Benson Hill, the clincher; and they made it a and semno-pithecus, lagostomus-tricodactylus,
Non Piu Andrai; as a Duet, &c. By light and laughable burden to the audience. hydromys chrysogaster, pseudostoma and di.
Miss Goward, Miss Gray, Mr. Bennett, and plostoma, cynomys and genomys, helamys and This well-known and much-admired air, from Mr. Baker, sustained the other parts. The ctenomys, echinothrix, erithizon, and onychura, Mozart's Figaro, is happily arranged as a' duet, adapter is, we believe, a Mr. Kimpton; and hydrochærus-capybara, and other equally pa- which every one of our fair friends will find tó we are indebted to him for a very agreeable latable names, fit only for a mouth educated at Eton or Rugby. be set in very easy and very beautiful style.
variety to the very agreeable and popular enter
tainments which nightly fill this theatre. On Thursday, the ninth day (but there was no end to the nine days' wonder), anatomical The Irish Harper. By J. Watson. Mori and parts, exquisitely prepared, were continued.
Lavenu. markable calculi ; diseased livers, of which Freeman; and it has been sung with great ap- Chacun de son Coté, La Gageure Imprévue, The first compartment embraced some re- Tue words of this ballad are by Mr. C. h. The last representation of French plays took
place on Monday, with the following pieces, the patients died ; spleens' which had long plause at the Melodists' Club, for which it was and Valérie ; and we need hardly add, went ceased to trouble their owners ; stolen or taken most sacrilegiously by Sir An- pathetic airs which has appeared under the off with the
same éclat as on former nights. thony from the coffin of Duke Humphrey, auspices of this institution; and confirms our Mars, though no stranger to the British pub
Malle. in st. Alban's cathedral ; a beautiful prepara-high opinion of the skill and talents of Mr. lic, has been too long so to the British boards ; tion of a Thumb (not Tom); a tattooed skin, Watson. We hope to see many musical publi- and we can only hope that she may have found not a drum ; "a preparation of a cauliflower- cations of equal beauty from the same source.
her reception here sufficiently encouraging to excrescence from the skin," enough to turn
induce her to repeat her visit next season. one's stomach from that elegant vegetable for Oh! come, dear Louisa. A Ballad. By J. ever, as would“ the contents of a tumour Cowen, Esq. · Composed by C. Salaman. situated beneath the skin, having the resem. Willis and Co.
WHENEVER any art is carried to, or very blance of boiled rice,” from that grain; and a We find this a little insipid in practice, though near to, perfection, it deserves the notice of preparation of the human toes, certainly not there is no saying what a very fine voice might observers, whose business it is to mark the one of the kickshaws most pleasant to behold. do with it.
improvements in science, the progress of know. Yesterday Mammalia were again the order
ledge, and “the march of intellect." If the of the day: several superb stuffed skins of Trip it, trip it, gentle Mary. Words and fact of the schoolmaster's being abroad, with animals were in the list ; and as many horns
Music by the same. Willis and Co.
his horn-book in one hand and his birch-rod as would stock Doctors' Commons for half a Sung with much applause by Mrs. Feron; is in the other, was of sufficient consequence to score of years, and afford both doctors
and a pretty and lively thing, and
well adapted for attract parliamentary comment and the memoproctors plenty of fees ; the taxing of which the stage, though, like the foregoing, rather rable denouncing of Mr. Brougham ; surely the would perplex the other Commons for quite monotonous for private singing.
mountebank's being abroad, with his nostrums as many sessions, when brought forward by
at one side, and his zany at the other, is of Joseph Hume, and rebutted by Dr. Phillimore. Leonara. C. T. Sykes. Goulding and Co. consequence enough to provoke literary ob
To-day the sale is most interesting to the Gay, gay is the Heart. The same, servation and the compliments of a journal of comparative anatomist, consisting of ears, eyes, A SERENADE of much sweetness. We could Bell-lettres. This subject is suggested by the &c. &c.; but as we cannot à priori have heard not expect less from the arranger of “Gay, glorious puffs which it is the fashion of the Mr. Robins, nor seen the effects of his per- gay is the heart that with liberty glowing," time to circulate in the advertisements of Vaux. suasive powers, we will not, as hitherto, de- which is extremely beautiful and animated, hall
, some of the minor theatres, and other scribe the result.
and quite equal to the best of the Swiss me places of public resort. "These attracting comlodies.
positions are evidence of the civilisation, re
THE FINE ARTS: PUFFING MADE EASY.
finement, and gullibility of the period at which | son), that he was so fond of conferring the We confess that we are rather incredulous on we have the good fortune to live; and as distinction, he had laid it upon the very car. the subject. Vauxhall takes the lead in their production, riages of the country (a Jaunting Car and a Roman Antiquities. - At a country-house we shall pay our first tribute to the matchless Gingle); but what would have been said if the called Arensburg, in the neighbourhood of the accomplishments of the suburban literati. One late Mr. Simpson" had been be-sirred in that Hague, an important discovery has lately been of the merits of modern Vauxhall seems to be, land of bulls and blunders ? Considering the made of the ruins of a Roman edifice, the that the wetter the weather is, the more wetness of the spot where he gained his spurs, baked bricks of which bear the marks of the crowded are the walks, and the more splen- it would be thought that pedestrianism natu- tenth, sixteenth, and thirtieth legions; as well didly do the fire-works explode : nothing can rally followed the carriage routine, and so a as those of the army of Lower Germany. damp a genuine puff; and if it were possible night or knight of Vauxhall might pass for a There was found at the same time a large for torrents of rain to do so, it onght to be bog-trotter.
quantity of fragments of oil and wine-bottles, remembered, that the writing is written before The voluptuous seductions of this highly furniture, ornaments, &c. The building itself the rain bath fallen, though it can only appear favoured and over-flowing spot, have detained is similar to the Ville Romane, the ruins of in the newspapers of the ensuing morning. The us so much, that we must be very brief with our which have been discovered in this country. Times of Thursday exhibits an exquisite spe- other examples of the sublime art of puffery. The Cherokees. - The Cherokees, hemmed cimen of these qualities. Wednesday, be it at the Coburg, “ the development of naval in on every side by a white population, and observed, was a chilly and showery night, suc- horrors ” is hailed with rapturous applause; being no longer able to subsist by hunting ceeding an afternoon of very heavy rain; yet and in another piece (a picture), General Su- and fishing, were compelled to betake them. thus truly and grandiloquently begins the cri- warrow, “with a boot on one leg, and a slipper selves to agriculture and the mechanical arts ; tique !! " The alluring combination of all on the other,” probably the only leg-slipper in which, during the last twenty years, they that can gratify the senses, delight the fancy, ever seen-rivets universal sympathy, and re- have made surprising progress. They inhabit or exhilarate the heart, which constitutes the ceives undivided suffrages of numerous specta-commodious houses, united in villages; and peculiar charm of these gardens, has been sel-tors. The crowds brought by these admirable many of them possess farms of thirty or forty dom put forth more effectively than at the productions are so immense, that if you do not acres, perfectly cultivated, and abundantly gala given yesterday evening, in honour of the go before “a & before 7," you may just as well stocked with horses and cattle of all kinds. coronation anniversary.” The impartial re. stay at home, with your own slippers on your The Baptist, Moravian, and other missionaries porter then proceeds to state, that as the rain legs.
have succeeded in converting a great number had ceased before night-fall, and did not, of At Astley's, the Battle of Waterloo has of them to Christianity. They have now their course, continue to pelt upon the heads and suspended the Battle of Navarino ; and the schools, where five hundred of their children clothes of the delighted visitors, there was no- “ anxious inquiries" of " many distinguished learn to read, write, and cipher. They will thing to find fault with, except the moist military officers" are thus happily answered. soon have a library and a museum. A print. condition of the open walks ;" but, “ in con- Our Surrey and Sadler's Wells bills having ing-office has also been established in their sequence of the present arrangements,” by dropped off somehow, we can only mention capital, where an Indian publishes in his which the gardens are closed up and covered (from memory), that though the former has the native language, accompanied by an English in, this out-of-doors evil “was one of very cleverest of children not long from their wet- translation, a weekly sheet called The Che. partial operation.”—“The performances com- nurses; and though the aquatic spectacles of the rokee Phenix ! The territory occupied by menced, as usual, with extraordinary feats of latter boast of almost as much wet as Vauxhall, the Cherokees consists of about 14,000 square dexterity,” “ a species of exhibition (it is (where the Noyades, or drownings, are given miles. The population amounts tó 15,060 in. added) particularly germane to the place;" gratis thrice a week), they are stated to make dividuals ; viz. 13,563 natives, 147 white men, which' is literally the truth, and may fairly be an equally deep impression on the public; so and 73 white women, and 1277 slaves. New acknowledged, since the first and greatest feat that full audiences run to be convulsed with Echota is the name of their principal town. of dexterity must have been to get together laughter, or drowned in tears, every evening. On the 26th of July, 1826, they adopted a " a crowded audience," on such a night, to And our general conclusion is, that the En. form of government somewhat like that of the witness any thing in such a soaking scene and glish people are excessively fond of dramatic United States. dripping condition! Ching Lauro's " antics,” entertainments, whatever may be pretended to " the broad jokes of the vaudeville," and other the contrary.
LITERARY NOVELTIES. spectacles, are next panegyrised to the echo;
We have, of late, declined the insertion of a mulVARIETIES.
titude of unauthenticated notices of new publications and not forgetting the fire-works, which would have done cred to the creative ability of
Medal.-The King of Prussia has ordered announcements of works preparing. The former ought to Mephistophiles himself, whom we (i. e. the a medal to be struck, to commemorate the ties, otherwise we cannot give them place as Literary Times, for there is no prefix of the word Russian declaration of war against Turkey. News in this division of our Journal. "The latter must advertisement, often so creditable to that One side of the medal is to represent a bust not be advertisements in disguise.
A new edition of Mitford's History of Greece, in eight of the Emperor Nicholas the other a warrior, volumes octavo, is now in the press, with many additions journal), suppose to possess the double powers armed as at the period of the
Crusades, and and corrections by the author, and some corrections and of chief master of the ordnance (the office receiving his sword from a female, the emblem Account of the Author, and of his pursuits in life they of Lord Beresford, who must have been su, of the Christian religion. This medal is to his brother, Lord Redesdale, with an Apology for some perseded for his Lisbon correspondence), and head magician to the world in general”!!! have the following inscription :~Accinge fe- parts of his work which have been objects of censure, The summing up of this eulogium is not an. mori gladium tuum.
Robertson's America.-A new edition of Suard and Moworthy of its preceding fidelity and beauty: St. Petersburgh, it appears, that in the three America has lately appeared at Paris, revised and edited
Russia.-By official documents published at rellet's translation into French of Robertson's History of “ The voluptuous character of the entire scene”
by M. de la Roquette. It is enriched by notes from - the voluptuous character of a tumbler's years, 1824, 1825, and 1826, the balance of im. Humboldt, Bullock, Warden, Clavigero, Jefferson, &c.
was in favour of Rus. In the Press.- The Anecdotonian, containing a great tricks, moist walks, and aqueous fire-works! portation and exportatio “ united to produce the most enlivening effect sia, to the amount of no less than 112,578,999 of Acing With" Instructions for young actors, citruso on the spirits, and the company were in a rubles. Russian commerce is evidently making trated hy Recollections, Anecdotes, Traits of Character,
and Events connected with the Drama: by a Veteran concatenation accordingly." Tony Lumpkin great strides, is quoted as an authority for the latter elegant that attempts were making in Germany to ap: Henry Ottley.
Lithochromy.-We some time ago mentioned, of M. Condorcet : with Alterations and Additions, by
Stager.-First Principles of Arithmetic, from the French phrase ; but unless the company were of the ply the lithographic process to the purpose of our visit to these quondam gardens, the obvious imitating pictures in oil
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