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Then follow nine questions concerning the should, at once, have borne a testimony to its ( pay her debts, on condition of her renouncing boundaries, and two or three chief places of merits, as concise as this.
a hundred a-year; and that she should reside Egypt; the answers to which must be derived The Chameleon Sketches shew the same in- in her province, live on milk, take exercise, and from the map, and from the same source we clination in the author to observe, to feel, and adopt the quickest fattening system during an suppose the pupil must obtain all other requi- to describe. He is evidently young, and it is absence of twelve months. These propositions site information concerning Egypt ! Does Mr. a disadvantage to him that we are old; for were partially acceded to; the lady relinquished Woodbridge suppose that children can learn though his remarks have quite as much of one hundred a-year of her settlement ; but to geography by instinct or inspiration? The mind as will please the less experienced, we return to the country was out of the question ; style of the work is often poor and ungramma- cannot, though we approve, think of setting besides that, on condition of his absence, she tical, and it contains a great deal of matter forth extracts as fit food for our contempora- would esteem berself but too happy in remain. that is truly absurd. What, for instance, can ries. But as this mode of speech may be con- ing a skeleton for life. So ended the matri. justify the introduction of such a paragraph sidered rather oracular; we will pronounce monial adventures of Paddy, who set out for as the following ?
Chameleon Sketches to be an agreeable miscel- Switzerland, in search of fresh blunders, “ The natives of these (the East India) lany, though we would not instruct graybeards I went on Wednesday night to see the new islands are chiefly Pagans, and some of them by quoting from its pages.
pièce d'opéra, Le Comte Ory, and was en. devour their parents when they become old.
chanted with the music ; the plot was also The parents descend from a tree, and suffer Present State of Christianity, and of the Mis- interesting enough - absent lords, handsome themselves to be killed, saying, The fruit is sionary Establishments, gic.gc. Edited by pages, a beautiful dame left unprotected and ripe, and it must be eaten''!!!
F. Shoberl. 12mo. pp. 446. London, Hurst, exposed to vows, sighs, and tears of suitors, Whoever is the writer or compiler of the
Chance, and Co.
who kindly offer to fill the husband's place, ahsurd parts of this book, whether it be the The good sense and judgment of the editor were the leading features of the intrigue. Rev. W. C. Woodbridge, A.M. of America, have been evinced in so many useful publica- Count Ory is an old Lovelace, but sang dia or the editor of the .work in this country, he tions, which we have been called on to notice vinely; for the drinking chorus, chanted by him evidently shews a great want of judginent, in the course of our labours, that we take up and his companions when disguised as pilgrims, and that he is totally unfit for the task of any work bearing his name with the certain was admirably performed. The author was writing books for the tuition of youth.
conviction, that it will add to the mass of in- called for, and announced to be Rossini ! structive and valuable reading for which the The Académie Française, at its last sitting, public are already his debtors. The present adjudged a prize of 6,000 francs to Mr. Charles
volume is founded on M. H. Zschokke's Sketch Comte, redacteur of the European Censor, and Shampooing, &c. By S. D. Mahomed, &c. in 1819 (which is much more intelligible than author of Traité de Legislation ; also 3,000 8vo. Brighton.
his name is pronounceable); and Mr. Shoberl francs to the charming authoress of Les Six We are not sure that we have not noticed this has greatly improved his original by additions, Amours, in which, however, there is one error, polume of our Æsculapius of Brighton before, collected from the best authorities, missionary that of not having placed maternal love the but a good turn cannot be done too often ; and reports, &c. within the last eight or ten years. first in rank, purity, and strength ;, but in as he has shampooed us more than once, we The historical accounts of the introduction and every other respect the fair writer is unexcepshall review him (if it should be so) again. It early progress of Christianity are very curious ; tionable, and merits the esteem and admirais really quite distressing to persons contined especially as they are combined with references tion of the lovers of belles lettres. Many of to London at this season, to witness friends to the superstitions which were superseded. the prizes in the colleges have been gained by and acquaintances, whose absence they had
Greeks, Turks, Egyptians,, Mulattoes, Pere scarcely discovered, walk in upon them ruddy ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. sians, and even a South American negro, and hilarious--poor, weak, pale dogs only a
Paris, August 25. which proves the impartiality of this nation in fortnight ago, but now stout, brown, active, Ax extraordinary circumstance took place judging merit. I understand that many of the loud-speaking, devil-may-carish fellows ;-—and the other day. An Irishman, who arrived Egyptians here are peculiarly gifted with the when wonder is expressed at the alteration in here some months ago, made his debut in the talent of calculation. their appearance, saying with an excessive air, capital by tumbling into love with a fair Pari. Lord Cochrane, it is said, sets out in a few “Why, I have been to Brighton, and taken sian;
and, not being able to tumble out again, days for Greece, and, I believe, will have many Mahomed's Shampoo Baths so many times-- wooed and married the lady, settled two hun followers, as volunteers, to join him. Several and so you see I am another man.” Heartily dred a-year on her, and deemed himself the young men of rank and fortune have given do we wish that Mahomed had pulled them to happiest man alive, in the prospect of possess- large sums to aid the Greek cause. pieces. But with regard to his book, it is a sing la plus belle femme de Paris. Previous, Our king goes in a few days to visit Lune. medley; consisting of statements of cases, scraps however, to his putting la corde au cou, and ville. from inany sources in praise of the Indian me- enchaining himself for life, he forgot to inquire
The Polytechnical Society has admitted M. dicated bath, and arguments to prove that there whether the lady of his love had other tender Fayatier, a young statuary, sculptor of the beau. are few maladies which will not yield to the ties-debts ; and also whether she owed her fine tiful and famed statue of Spartacus, as one of shampoo. For asthma it is a specific; and we form entirely to nature, instead of having re- its members; and also a Polonais literati as a would recommend to all our readers who are course to artifice to produce the curves, rises, and correspondent, who has shewn his gratitude for contracted in their bodies (or even in their falls, necessary to attain the shape à-la-mode such an honour by the gift of eight hundred minds—for nobody can tell how far the opera- (that of an hour-glass); these questions mon Ire- volumes to the society-a large donation for tion may produce internal effects), to try the landois never thought of putting before-hand; the gratification of self-love ! system :-as for rheumatism and sprains, let so that when he discovered that at least the them look to it for cure. In short, this is not half of his cara sposa was cotton—that she owed
ANIMAL MAGNETISM. the impostor Mahomed, but a clever practi- ten thousand francs of debt- and that her Sir,--Having been advised to make a short tioner, in a way which often yields relief to affections had long been placed on a noble tour this summer for the benefit of my health, diseases and pains of long standing, by a very cuirassier,-he sallied forth to a lawyer, to 1 visited Paris, and among my letters of insimple process.
consult him upon dissolving a marriage where troduction was fortunate enough to obtain two
so much deception had been used ; and dwelt or three addressed to the principal medical Chameleon Sketches. By the Author of “a with peculiar force on the artificial embon- gentlemen who practise animal magnetism in Picturesque Promenade round Dorking.” point of madame, to the no small amusement
that city. The generality of your readers 12mo. pp. 251.
of M. l'Avoué, who assured him, if marriages being, I believe, but little acquainted with this DORKING is one of the loveliest landscape-could be broken on such a plea, scarcely one
interesting science, it may not be unacceptable spots within any half-hundred miles of won. would exist; but that, in the present times, no to them to receive a plain statement of a few don; and it has been one of our omissions not man was assez fou to believe appearances; and facts connected with it, which came under my to have spoken well of the book mentioned in that, though in Ireland it might be the custom
own immediate observation.My name, if it this title-page as a recommendation of the to appreciate the fair sex by their size and
Several of our Paris letters last year gave accounts author. However, it was a pleasing little weight, as yet they were not trafficked for at of its progress, and of remarkable cases that
had occurred. volume that slipt by; and we, at this late hour, Paris by measurement. The Hibernian was do it the justice of saying, that it deserves well inconsolable. To live with the lady was im- the history of animal magnetism, its important curatire
+ Those who wish to make themselves acquainted with of all Dorking folks and Dorking visitors. We possible ; so it was agreed that he should pro- powers, and its most astonishing, though comparatively had a design of dilating on the sylvan beauties pose a separation until she acquired the di- fare, effect, somnambulism,
may be referred to the fol ic describes, from personal enjoyment, or we) mensions lie judged reasonable; that he should I the French booksellers in London :~Histoire Critique du
-Ed. L. G.
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can add any weight to the narrative, may be in the rue Mondovi, a somnambulist of the lightened, it is at its greatest distance, conselearned by inquiry at your office.
name of Paul, who has the faculty of reading quently appears under its smallest angle, and I carried from London a lock of hair be- with his eyes shut-an experiment which I is scarcely perceptible amidst the splendour of longing to a sick friend. His disorder was of repeatedly investigated and fully verified, my- the solar rays; on the contrary, when nearest a bilious nature, resembling jaundice, especially self holding his eyelids firmly closed, while the earth, so small a portion of the orb is in in its having thrown a dark hue, approaching various books were taken and opened at ran- the enlightened hemisphere (though subtend. to black, over the whole surface of his body. dom before him, out of which he read fluently. ing its greatest angle), that it is with difficulty The bile, as I understood, had taken a wrong I forbear giving the details of these experi- seen, both on this account and its proximity to course, and mixed, not as it ought to do, with ments, because similar ones, which took place the sun: it follows, then, that the greatest the blood. A physician of the first eminence, before the committee of investigation appointed brilliancy observed must be between the inwho attended him, informed me when leaving by the Royal Academy of Medicine, in Paris, ferior and superior conjunctions of the planet, London, that his recovery was all but hopeless. have been recorded in the Hermes.
and this occurs between the places of greatest. Dropsy was supervening on the disorder of the Not two months ago, Mr. Editor, I foolishly elongation and inferior conjunction, or about liver.
declared, that nothing would ever induče me 40 deg. east or west of the sun, when the Twelve days elapsed between the cutting of to believe the wonders related of animal mag- planet may be seen with the greatest ease the lock of hair and my presenting it to Madame netism ; because, forsooth, I had never seen during the day : this position Venus will Gillaud, a somnambulist, at the apartments of or heard the like : now—I am free to acknow- attain early in the month, in the constellaDr. Dupotet, in the Rue des Saints Pères, at ledge, that there may be more things in tion Cancer. Paris. The doctor having, by the process of heaven and earth than were dreamt of in my Mars continues a conspicuous object in Sa. magnetising for a few seconds, produced in this philosophy; or rather, I am more than ever gittarins, and passes the meridian at a very woman the extraordinary kind of walking (or ready to declare with the son of Jesse, that the low altitude, at the following times respecrather, talking) sleep, called somnambulism, works of the Lord are great-worthy to be tively: she received from him the hair, felt it for a studied and had in remembrance-sought out while with attention, then (very differently of all them that have pleasure therein. E.
1 7 53 | 13 7 31 | 25 7 13
The intermediate periods of the transits may from her usual manner in other consultations which I had witnessed) she dropped her head
be easily obtained by proportion.
ARTS AND SCIENCES. upon her breast, and fell into a state of com- CELESTIAL PHENOMENA FOR SEPTEMBER.
18th day, 3 hrs.-Jupiter in conjunction with
2 a Libræ. plete torpor, from which her magnetiser had
There are no visible eclipses of "Oh! it is beautiful to see this world great difficulty in arousing her. At length
Poised in the crystal air, with all its seas,
the satellites this month.
Mountains, and plains, majestically rolling she recovered, raised her head a little, and
Saturn rises shortly after midnight, attended
Around its noiseless axis, day by day, said, slowly,—"Je m'en vais-je vais mourir.” And year by year, and century after century:
by those stars which deck with brilliancy the She proceeded to tell us, that the patient was
And, as it turns, still wheeling through the immense evening canopy of winter. Cancer, the zoo
Of ether, circling the resplendent sun drawing towards the close of his career, that
diacal constellation which this planet has re
In calm and simple grandeur."-Atherstone. he had the maladie noire, that his blood was Tuus faithfully does the poet describe the
cently entered, is not distinguished by any corrupted, that there was no use in ordering rotation and revolution of the earth, which there are seven of the fourth, and seventy
star of a greater magnitude than the third ; any thing for him, but that he might be al- beneficent arrangement, combined with the in- five stars of inferior magnitudes ; lowed to do what he liked best himself. Inclination of its axis, successively adorns this
is, howy. answer to the question, Whether magnetising globe with the flowers of spring, tempers the constellation in which, 2000 years since, the
ever, of considerable interest, as being the would be of any service to him, she replied, fervid heat of a tropical sun, dispenses abundthat it might prolong his life a little. I had antly the ripened fruits of autumn, stills the two of the stars in Cancer are called the Asses
sun attained his greatest northern declination : carefully abstained from giving any hint, either howling tempest, and loosens the icy fetters - Assellus borealis and Assellus australis, be to M. Dupotet, the respectable physician, him- which mark the gloom and desolation of tween which is a cluster of small stars called self, or to his somnambule, which might guide winter. This interchange of the seasons is Præsepe, the Manger. We learn from Plueither of them to a previous knowledge of this forcibly presented to our minds by the arrival tarch, that when the sun entered this sign, case: you may judge, therefore, of my astonish- of our planet at that part of its orbit when the Egyptians baked cakes, on which an ass ment on discovering the accurate acquaintance the sun shines from pole to pole, and the days was represented bound, that animal being the she had internally acquired of its nature and and nights are every where equal,-a cheering emblem of Typhon. speedy termination. A few posts afterwards, event to that part of the human family in high and that of Esné, the symbol of this sign is a
In the Hindu zodiac, I learned that my friend had actually paid the south latitudes, who will, on the 22d day, 14 beetle. When Cancer rises, the pointers are debt of nature on the very day preceding this hrs. 20 min. have their vernal equinos, and in the north, below the pole, elevated 18} deg. consultation.
bid adieu to the rigours of winter, to anticipate and 23) deg. respectively. It may be objected, that if the clear-sighted the cheering influence of the summer's sun; the zenith ; and Fomalhaut, a star of the first
Lacerta occupies ness of this somnambulist was perfect, she while to our hemisphere there awaits the sere magnitude, at a small elevation above the should have known that the person in question and yellow leaf of autumn, the fitful blast, and south horizon. was no more, at the moment she was consulted the snowy livery of winter ; but bearing also about him. But you will recollect, that the to the Briton's' home the anticipation of the passes the meridian at the following times
Ist day_Uranus re-enters Capricornus, and hair had been severed from his head twelve cheerful hearth, drawing around it, as with a days before, and the magnetic fluid contained magic wand, the social and domestic circle.
respectively : in it could only convey to her perception a Lunar Phases and Conjunctions.
1 11 8 44 | 218_7 sensation of the patient's then state, viz. that
J. T. B. of a dying man, which she certainly expressed in a very unequivocal manner. Nor let it be
First Quarter in Sagittarius.
LITERARY AND LEARNED. alleged that this was but a lucky guess on her (Last Quarter in Gemini
LITERARY CURIOSITY. part; for I consulted her at the same time on
The moon will be in conjunction with
[We reprint, verbatim et literatim, the annexed choice the cases of two other distant friends, through
morsel, as a specimen of English printing on the Conti
nent. It is a pamphlet of fifteen pages.] the medium of their hair, and received proofs of her intelligence equally surprising ; espe
Humble Appeal to the Loyalty of the British
Mercury in Leo cially where, from describing the physical
Nation. By George Wolffgang Ulric Wedel,
Jupiter in Libra state of one of these persons, she made a sud
Mars in Sagittarius
concerning the Machinations against his deden digression, to paint some traits in his 6th day, 3 hrs. 15 min.-Mercury in superior
tected natural System of the Earth, and his
invented Meter of the Longitudes, entirely moral character-traits perfectly familiar to conjunction, 1 deg. 40 min. north of the sun. his friends-which had caught her admiration.
answering to the National Demand. Humbly Ist day-the following are the proportion
dedicated to the illustrious Members of the During my stay at Paris, 1 had also fre- of the phases of Venus, the morning star :
House of Commons by the Author. Altona, quent opportunities of seeing, at M. Foissac's, Illuminated part .
1828. Printed by C. G. Pinckvoss. Magnetisme Animal, par J. P. F. Deleuze-Instruction
“ Recte ominamur etiam in hac scientia siderea, talia Pratique sur le Magnetisme Animal, par le même-Traité du Somnambulisine, par A. Bertrand-Exposé des Cures
The brilliancy of this planet is not in pro- superant plane intellectum.”-Joh. Hevelii Mercurius in
successu temporis detectum iri, quæ nostrum etiamnum operees en France par le Magnetisme Animal--L'Hermes, portion to the breadth of the disc-that is en- Sole visus Gedani 1662 p. 3. a monthly publication, begun in 1826, Levi, Quai des lightened, but on the quantity of illuminated My assiduous and careful studies of the Augustins-Le Propagateur, published monthly, by M. Dupotet, 26, Rue des $16. Péres.
surface : when Venus has the whole disc en- Nature during more than 12 years, being
D. H. M.
D. 2. M.
D. H. M.
New Moon in Leo
D. H. M.
8 20 33 16 11 26 23 2 12 30 9
O Full Moon in Pisces
Saturn in Cancer
H. M. 4 23 0
3 0 9 220 • 13 6 0
17 23 15
blessed through the Grace of God by the de- | Marquis Clauricurde informed me: “that the astronomical matters ; wherefore he received tection of the true System of our Earth; the Board of Admiralty were the proper Depart. the Order: to remit them to the Board of knowledge of which enabled me to invent a ment for appreciating my discoveries, to whom Longitudes; who, as Adversaries, and accused Meter of the Longitudes, who defines to 4 of I had to send my papers and requests. By by me, related to the Board of Admiralty ! a degree the Longitude of the place wherein virtue of this gracious advice, I wrote May that my pacquet contained nothing, but Chi. the Observation is made and entirely resolves 19 1826. a french letter to the Most Honour- mera's of a Mad, and merited not to be an. the National Demand since any other need, able Board of Admiralty, which by the favour swered.' This true Relation of the facts ; than the notion of the time in the place of of Sir Canning, His Majesty's General Consul will, I doubt not, justify this my humble Observation : 'I am necessitated to implore by here, was sent at London. In these my letter Appeal to the Loyalty of a Nation, whose this publick humble Appeal the Loyalty of the I related my detection of the true system of strong Justice and Magnanimity will never British Nation, against the Machinations of the Earth; my invention of a Meter of Longi- permit; that by the machinations of any one ; Men, whose Interest is contrary to my invented tude entirely resolving the National Demand ; a stranger of merit should be defrauded of the Instruments, and who by this reason hitherto my invention of an other Instrument, by me reward, stated by a Parlamentary Act to the suppressed the publick notice of their existence.' called Tellurium, by which I could show all Inventor of a Meter, which on a degree The fact is as follows: Wanting the notice Phenomena's concerning the Earth, render determines the Longitude of each place of the on the forms of the British Constitution and reason on their Causes, and on the Causes of instituted Observation. Nay, that by the great Government, I addressed 1822 Febr. 22 a all optical deceptions. That 1822 Febr. 22. I quantity of very learned and opulent Men in latin letter to the Most Honourable House addressed a latin letter to the Most Hon. House England, there will be found many private of the Commons, wherein I notified my de- of the Commons belonging my inventions, on persons, who would favour me by the requested tection belonging the natural System of the which I received an condemnatory Judgment 500 Sovreigns, being the only way for to make Earth, and my invention of a Meter of Longi. from the Board of Longitudes, because he had the personal acquaintance of the Detector of tudes with the description of his construction. but made a superficial Enquiry on the contents the natural System of the Earth ; to see the I adjoined 6 designs, and diverse little printed of my papers ; that I had composed an answer admirable effects of his invented Instruments; tracts concerning my new doctrine. By a to the Board, for to require a more careful to be instructed of his new doctrine ; and to kindly french answer April 6. 1822 Mr. examination of all my assertions and inven- hear the resolutions of all objections or doubts, Young Dr., Secretary of the Board of Longi- tions, which would prove their truth ; but that which might be moved, against any one of his tudes, informed me, that my pacquet was traded I had not sent these letter, being advised by assertions. Belonging the quantity of faults, by the late Marquis of Londonderry, with the certain proofs from a friend of mine, that the I committed in this Appeal against the Genious approbation of the Hon. Speaker of the House Board of Longitudes for reasons of his par- of the English Tongue and their Grammar of Commons, to the Board of Longitudes ; ticular Interests, never would favour my in- rules, I am persuaded : that one of the cultia which, as a competent Judge of my Inventions, vented Instrument, although it determines to vatest Nations, which esteems Realty much in one of his Sessions April 4, had enquired of a Degree the Longitude of the place with more, than all beauties of Words, will gra. the contents of my pacquet ; but : • that no lesser certitude, than the Gnomons by the ciously excuse them to a German, who from they had nothing found therein, for to testify shadow, the time o'clock. Lastly, I humbly
, his youth endeavoured: more to be, than to their approbation. Entirely persuaded of the supplicated: 'that after having proved the real seem.' truth of my detection and invention, and that effect of my Meter of Longitudes' an advance "Hambro Febr, 22 1828. it were impossible to judge in but one Session of 500 Sovreigns on the price of 20000 Pounds “GEORGE WOLFFGANG ULRIC WEDEL." on the real value of my new doctrine, and on graciously might accorded and paid to me here the effects of my Meter of the Longitudes at Hambro, which I needs for to transfer me
FINE ARTS. before his construction ; 1 minuted May 12. a at London. To this letter I adjoined the copy second french letter, wherein I requested a of my destined answer to the Board of Longi- UNDER this title, and in the absence of other more exact examination of 'my papers, as- tudes, and 50 Dogma's of my new doctrine, suring, that the strictest inquiry would vindi- whereof I asserted 1826 Oct. 27 and 28 in the
matter connected with painting, we shall occa. cate all my assertions. Communicating this Mercury of Altona, and in the Correspondent sionally offer a few remarks on what is going minute to a friend of mine, he told me, that it of Hambro, what none of my numerous ad-forward within our own observation, or on would be useless to send this letter at London, versaries at this day has dared to confute : what may be communicated to us on good because the Board of Longitudes never ivould that no Astronomer or Mathematician in the authority by others, interested in the cause favour my invented Instrument, being it con- World would be able, to make any real objection and character of the Fine Arts, trary to the Interest of their Body. For against them. In a note of my 37th. Dogma imitative art. Although, in its higher departa
Painting, it is well known, is essentially an prove of this assertion, he communicated to I remarked, how erroneously hithertho the me the 19the Volume of the universal geo- degrees of Longitude were determined; being its ordinary practice, its efforts are directed to
ments, it aims at much nobler objects, yet, in graphical Ephemerids, where pag. 129–153: asserted in the history of the travels to the
Mr. Götze on Th. Mudge Chronometer,' has South-Sea, that Otaheite differred from the produce a deception on the sight. In many related the Injustices and secret Practices of Observatory at Greenwich, 148 deg. 50 min. cases
, however, this has led to deceptions of the Board of Longitudes, against all the In- by Commodore Byron, 150 deg. O min. by Cap. chargeable with actual fraud (which we much ventions, which could resolve the Problem on tain Wallis, and 149 deg. 32 min. by Captain the Longitudes by an other way, than by the Cook ; whilst the difference of time 2 hrs. doubt), cannot at any rate assume the title of
“ Innocent Impostors.” use of the tables of the Moon; and that a 14 min. 16 sec. carefully observed 1769 on the member of the Board had declared : ' that the transit of Venus, undoubtedly had constated, of higher worldly pretensions, often leave in
Artists, as well as men of more wealth and perfection of time keepers would be against but a distance of 33 deg: 30 min. 16 sec. their works
what may be called “ bones of con. the Interest of the Science. Thus, I retained Beyond this fact, in a special german my intended answer to the Board of Longi- tion : • On the Observations of the Heaven, tention.” The originality of a picture is fre. tudes. 1826 April 14. I wrote to His Excel. I've proved : that none of them, nay any zeal as the title to an estate.
quently contested with as much warmth and lency the Lord Canning a french letter con- Tables of the Moon, are able to determine the leads
naturally to the purchase of the produc
The love of art cerning my forementioned Inventions, wherein true number of the degree of Longitude of tions of art ; and purchasers give rise to traders I complained, to be disappointed of the reward any place on the Earth; whereof the great in the commodity sought after. Presently, not for so much pains I applied on the resolution value of my invented Instrument for Mankind, of the long desired Problem, and requested can not be doubted. Although the contents of only what is excellent, but what is scarce, beHis Excellency, to favour me against the tra- my letter and the adjoined pieces proved, that comes the object of attraction, both to the
amateur and to the dealer. Demand stimulates verses of my Adversaries; and that, after their Author were a very learned Man; neverhaving proved, that my meter of Longitude theless hitherto after more than a years time, originals are multiplied in an extraordinary
to the production of supply; and uniques and wholly answered to the National Question; an I received not a word on the accept of my advance of 500 Sovreigns graciously might letter, nay any answer. An Inhumanity, doubt associates itself with what is really ge
The consequence of this is, that paid to me here to the end, that I could leave which the Right Hon. Chiefs of the Admiralty, nuine ; which, if destitute of a name or a Hambro, and travel for London, where I never would have permitted, if my most intewished to prove the great value of all my resting letter and the adjoined 50 Dogma's pedigree, will be set aside until it can find one. detections, and to claim the price assured by were to their notice. Probably, an
To put the saddle on the right steed, is not a Parlamentary Act, to the Inventor of the ennemy of my new doctrine and a Patron of always in the power of those who would wit. Meter of Longitudes. I was honour'd April 28. the Board of Longitudes, reported to their lingly do it. So it often fares with pictorial by a gracious answer, wherein the Right Hon. Lordships : that my papers contained but • A work so called by Bernard Picart.
ART AND ARTISTS.
appropriation; and the names and dates of As yothefull Alfrede and Matylda fayre
SKETCHES OF SOCIETY. paintings are frequently asserted or conjectured Stoode sorowynge bie, ennobledd bie despayre: CHARACTER AND ANECDOTE.-20. IX. upon very slight and insufficient data. Doubt. Att tymes theyr lypps the tynts of Autumpe
Robby Bell and his Asses. ful originals (if the term may be allowed) have wore,
SOME years by-gone, the above singular cha. been so frequently the subject of critical ani- Att tymes a palerr hewe thann wynterr bore; racter was wont to travel in several of the madversion and exposure, that the utility of And faste the rayne of love bedew'dd theyr southern counties of Scotland, accompanied by any further discussion on the point may be eyne,
an old and faithful long-eared friend, bearing questioned ; but as there are tyro-collectors As thos, in earnefull? strayns, theyr tenes? theie
two enormous panniers, containing Robby's and amateurs who may wish to be instructed dyd bewreene.3
merchandise. This consisted of wooden, pewin matters of this kind, we will mention a case
ter, and horn spoons, needles and thread, which has very recently come under our cogni. Ah! iff wee parte, ne moe to meete agayne, pins, twopenny penknives, superb glittering zance, attended with circumstances of rather a Wythyn thie wydow'dd herte wyll everr brenn brass rings and brooches, old ballads,-in short, peculiar nature, which will shew how little the The frostie vysyls of a cloysterr'd nun, the most motley and miscellaneous collection judgment even of men eminently skilled in the Insteade of feerie“ love's effulgentt sonne !
of articles ever offered to the vulgar gaze. knowledge and practice of the art, can in some Ne moe with myne wyll carolynge beatt hie, These, made up into bundles, Robby used to instances be depended upon, when they are Gyve throbb for throbb, and sygh returne forr call his pingles. As he and his ass were required to determine on the style and charac
doucely jogging along, under the genial in. ter of different masters and schools of painting. Butt bee bie nyghtt congealdd bie lethall Aluence of a fine May morning, the drooping A gentleman who has long been well known
ears of the latter were suddenly and majestifor his extensive and tasteful collection of Bie daie consum'dd awaie inn unavaylynge cally erected at the sound of an astounding prints, lately purchased a certain painting.
braying on the other side of the hedge. In As it had the Corunna mark on the back, it
proof that even asses are not devoid of com. was considered a Spanish picture, and it was Alas ! howe soone is happlesse love ondonne, panionable qualities, away, brushed the merascribed to Velasquez. Some doubts, however, Wytherr'd and deadde almostt beforre begunn; cantile one through a gap in the hedge, scat. being entertained by the purchaser on this head, the picture was placed in the shop of an Lych Marchh's openyng flowrs thatt sygh'da tering panniers and pingles to the four winds
of heaven. Robby, who with bonnet on head, eminent printseller and publisher, that it might Which Apryll's teares inn angerr wash’da and hands contemplatively screwed behind bis be generally seen, and that opinions might be
back, had been trudging in the rear, witnessed collected respecting it. The result was, that it Our tenes alych, alych our domes shall bee,
the truculent behaviour of the brute, and its was universally pronounced to be of Spanish Where'err thou wander'stt I wyll followe thee; direful consequences, with feelings of mingled origin ; and that a number of good judges de. And whann ourr sprytes throughe feere are rage and despondency. But previous to trying clared it to be an unfinished picture by Velas
purg'dd fromm claie,
to regather the unfortunate pingles, prudence quez. The merits of the work were acknow-Inn pees theie shalle repose upponn the mylkie suggested the propriety of catching the delin. ledged by everybody.
quent. So unwearied and agile was the plaguy Some time after these various opinions had
animal in his gambols, that an hour elapsed, been given, a person who was well acquainted
and an acre of young wheat was completely with the productions of the late Richard Mor- Tbe raynbowe hewes that payntt the laughyng trodden under foot, before he was clutched in ton Paye, came into the shop, and on inquiring
the grasp of his justly incensed master. Crying to whom this picture belonged, and what it did The gule-stayn'dd" folyage of the okenn trees, with vexation, Robby next proceeded to collect there, was told that it was considered to be an The starrie spangells of the mornynge dewe,
his pingles, lying in heart-breaking confusion unfinished picture by Velasquez. “ Velas. The laverock's matyn songes and skies of blewe,
over the whole terrene surface; but he had quez!" he exclaimed alas, poor Paye! how Maie weel the shores of gentill shepherdds scarcely commenced this agreeable task, when little would you, in the neglected and forlorn
joie, situation in which you were allowed to pine Whose hertes ne hopelesse loves or cares alloie ; the ass as a stray, or tres passer. Poor Robby,
the lord of the manor appeared, and claimed out your life, have imagined that a mistake Butt whatt cann seeme to tenefull loverrs
fairly at his wit's end, cries out in a fury, “ It would ever be made so flattering to your ta- Whose hopes butt darkenns moe the mydnyghtt when it was ye’re ain devil o' a cuddie's mense,
sets ye weel tae speak that way o' my cuddie, lents !” He then proceeded to prove the fidelity of his recognition of the picture, not merely
less? thrapple3 brocht him ower. If your's had by his familiarity with Paye's style, but by
keepit his damned cleck* to himsel (Gude forgie naming the individuals—the wife and children To thotelesse swayns itt maie bee blyss in- me for swearing), naether me or mine wad hae of the artist who had sat for the characters deede,
seen you or ye're wheat, but been five mile introduced into the composition.
To marke the yeare through alle hys ages farrer on oor gate.” “ Weel, Robby," said Let us not be suspected of any disposition to speede,
the laird, “a' this passion o' yours will no pay do injustice to Paye's memory. On the con- Butt everie seasone seemes alych to mee, me for my acre o' wheat ; but as I believe ye trary, we are sure that those who recollect his Eternall wynterr whann awaie fromm thee!
are an honest man, I'll let you gang wi' your * Sulky Boy,” his Child of Sorrow,” his Fromm howrr to howrr Ioftt beweepe ourr love, breadwinner ; ("deil be in his feet !"muttered “ St. James's Day,” &c. will agree with us Wyth alle the happie sorowe of the dove, poor Robby,). but no before you gie me your that the error was by no means so surprising And fancie, as itts sylentt waterrs flowe, word to meet me at the Jeddart Court, to as at first sight, and to persons unacquainted Mie bosome's swotestt joies mustt thos bee answer this trespass, conform to law.” There trith the powers of that able but unfortunate mienttwgth woe.
was no remedy, and the unfortunate vender of artist, it may appear. Our only object has
pingles was obliged to promise he would so do. been to shew how difficult
it is to judge of such Palerr thann cloudes thatt stayne the azure When the trying hour arrived, he made his matters; and if that difficulty exists in cases in
nyghtt, which little or no effort has been made to proOr starrs thatt shoote beneathe theyr feeble appearance before Lords G11-5 and H_d,
at that time on the Jedburgh circuit. Robby, duce it, how much must it be increased in in. And eke as crymson as the mornyngos rode,
it seems, had been in trouble before, and given stances in which the greatest ingenuity has
more than one guinea to counsel without effect. been practised for the express purpose of decep- The lornlielo payre inn dumbe dystracyon He was now resolved to speak for himself. The tion! In our next paper on the subject we will / Whann onn the banke Matylda sonke and prosecutor's charge for asinine delinquency wis
stoode; adduce a few out of a thousand such instances.
easily made, when Robby was called upon for dyed,
his defence. He went on about the two asses And Alfrede plong’dd hys daggerr inn hys in such an unintelligible rigmarole way, that ORIGINAL POETRY.
syde : ALFREDE AND MATYLDA. Written by Robertt Haiewoode, of Chepingtoriton, in 1520. Hys purpell soule came roshynge fromm the the sapient judges were completely at fault
. My good man," said Lord Ĝ_IS, “ I am
wounde, The bryghtt enamell of the mornyng's gleame And o'err the lyfeless claie deathe’s ensygns really I do not understand you.” “No under,
most willing to hear what you have to say, but Begann to daunce onn bobblynge Avonn's
stand me!” bellowed like a furnace the incensed streame,
Robby ; “weel, mon, gin you will ha' it, sup* We thank our friendly correspondent for this curious
a Express. poetical and antiquarian relic of beauty. We shall be
* No. VIII. of these Sketches, Macnab's opinion of the glad to hear from him again; and to correct any errors
6 Mingled. 9 Complexione Russians, appeared in No. 574. into which the indistinctness of his MS. may have led us.
pose ye were ael ass, an' that mon (pointing to overture “ Not for me,” was played on Mon- V. Figgins and J. Bleaden also patronise this Lord' H_d) another, an' ye were to braye, day evening - a light, graceful composition, pleasant expedient for augmenting a charitable and he were to rin after ye, hoo the deil cou'd smacking more of the French than of the Ger- fund : we wish them a prosperous voyage, and I help it ?” Then writhing himself a little man school, as does, indeed, the whole of the hope they will raise the wind. aside in his vexation, he muttered, A pair music. Oh the relief of such a performance, Dr. Gall._This celebrated person, who may o' hairy, lang-legged, land-loupers too, by ma after our ears have been tortured by the vile be called the founder of the phrenological sect, faith!” Robby came off victorious.
jangling of the unsociable fiddles at the Hay- died at Paris, on Friday the 22d. Musical Beans.
market, two of which are never of the same One of the Paris journals expresses regret Mr. Nicholson, of Carnock, a genuine Scot- mind! We really counsel Mr. Morris to dis- that our admired tragedian, Mr. Young, should tish laird of the old school, like many greater charge the whole of his “ghastly band," and be on a visit to that city at a period when the men, was frequently known to confer a favour substitute an unambitious barrel-organ, which English theatre is closed, thus precluding the from no better or higher feeling than that might be ground by a little boy at a shilling Parisian public from witnessing any display of excited by a witty, humorous, or eccentric per night, to the great saving of his pocket, his high talent. reply. This weak side of his was well known, and the inexpressible comfort of his audiences. Major Laing. At a sitting of the Geogra. and signally improved upon by sundry wily -But to return to the Strand. The air, by phical Society of Paris on the 4th of July, applicants. Be it understood, that the afore- Miss Kelly, “ I'm sure my heart will ne'er M. Jomard communicated a letter from M. said worthy piqued himself on being a capital forget,” is an exceedingly pleasing melody; as Muller, dated from St. Louis, in Senegal, player on that melodious instrument the bag- is also that sung by Miss H. Cawse, " True where he is the interpreter for the oriental pipe. One of his tenants, who was much in it is that beauty goes.". The trio which im- languages, confirming the death of Major arrears for rent, had a most unseasonable visit mediately follows the latter, “ Ah, not for Laing.–Le Globe. from the laird, demanding immediate payment. me, in pity!" is a delicious morceau ; but the Dr. Gordon Smith has been elected Profes. Cunning Saunders knew well that his landlord most extraordinary composition in the piece sor of Medical Jurisprudence in the University was generally as hard as a millstone, yet he did is an air, admirably sung by Miss Goward of London. not despair of coming round him.
“ A Guardian ought to have an eye" (a point, Paris.-We are swarming here with English ye're honour,” says he, “I canna pay you just by the way, upon which we entirely agree with and Irish physicians, to the great displeasure noo, for I hae na' the siller." “ Why, Saun- the author)—the voice-part consisting of only of French doctors, who esteem it their peculiar ders," quo' the laird, “I must alloo that is in one note, with a masterly accompaniment, right to diminish population in their own ordinar accounted a very sufficient reason for played con sordini. This was the hit of the country, therefore look most grave and ill. ane's no paying his just and lawful debts ; but opera, and received a hearty'encore. On the humoured at others exercising that prerogative. its weel kent through the bail countra-side, whole, we were much pleased with Louis There was an attempt to stop the invasion of that you have had a grand crap this year, and Maurer, and shall be happy to improve our foreign poisoners, —- for many of those who plenty o'siller you maun hae, that's past ae acquaintance with him. The actors did their style themselves doctors know nothing of their hair o'a doot." “ The gude Lord forgie your
utmost for the piece, particularly Miss Kelly profession, nor would be allowed to practise it honour,” says Saunders, what ca' ye a
and Miss Goward; the latter of whom, in the at home. A few lives have already been gran crap? I'm sure you heard tell of my character of Miss Winifred Virulent, dis- sacrificed to ignorance; but in these hard field of beans, that I lookit for sae muckle played fresh claims to the approbation of the times, when all are crying out for bread, such siller fra, for nae ither purpose, Gude kens, public. We object, however, decidedly to her misfortunes are regarded as general good : the but to put it into your honour's pouch, an? dress, which, though droll enough in itself, is more who die, the more is left for others : this hoo did they turn oot? Och ! sirs, sirs, my terribly out of keeping. The same remark, of is the charitable calculation of the day.-Paris heart's like to break when I think o't!" course, applies to the two old maids, her com
Lelter. “ Deil tak ye !" quo' the laita, “ I hye thocht panions. Some dissent was expressed at the
Intellectual Organization. — M. Tinel, the thae very beans were the best pairt o' your fall of the curtain, and on the announcement author of a work on intellectual organization, crap."
“ The best pairt,” most dolefully for repetition ; but the applause, though not in which he professes to shew the organic ejaculated Saunders : whae, sir, gif ilka enthusiastic, predominated. We had nearly causes of all the instinctive, moral, and inbean-stalk had been a piper, he wadna hae forgotten to mention a very pretty scene, the tellectual faculties, has written to the French heard his neist neibour play!" It is almost only one in the piece-a distant View of Academy, to invite the members to a confer. needless add, that Saunders got his own York, by Tomkins and Pitt. This is another ence, in which, he says, he will explain to
point in which the English Opera House far them the principles of his doctrine. The letter
surpasses its summer rival. Seriously, and in has been deposited with the secretary, in order DRAMA.
the most friendly spirit, we recommend to the that the members who may think proper to als
manager of the latter to make some speedy tend may give in their names ! We have reason to believe that the arrange- improvement in his orchestra and painting- Human Life. A variety of curious calcu. ments respecting this theatre, at least for the room. We grant that music and decoration lations has lately been made in France, with ensuing season, are completed. The negotia- are of secondary consequence at the Hay- respect to the average duration of human life, tion with Mr. H. Harris bas, it seems, gone market; but is it creditable to so respectable &c., in Paris, during the eighteenth century. off; and Mr. Willett, having purchased the and flourishing an establishment to be behind It appears, that the average age of marriage shares of Mr. C. Kemble and Captain Forbes, the meanest of the minors in any particular? was, for men, about twenty-nine years and stands in the situation of proprietor. Mr. We are sure it will be felt that our notice of three quarters for women, about twenty-four Fawcett is to be sole manager.
these matters is as kindly meant as it is im- years and three quarters ; and that the average peratively called for. Verbum sap.
age of parents, at the birth of a son, was, for
On Thursday another novelty, called Miss women, about twenty-eight years and a quar“ Not for me,” or the Apple of Discord, a ballad Wright, was produced, but too late for our ter—for men, about thirty-three years and a opera, in two acts, the music composed by criticism.
quarter. It follows, that there were nearly Louis Maurer, was produced here last Monday
three generations in Paris during the last cena evening. The first act of this piece is another
tury. It is a remarkable fact, that this esti. version of 'Twas I, a musical farce, translated The Teeth.--A volume, by M. Maury, has mate coincides with that of the Greeks in their from the French by Mr. H. Payne, and played recently been published in France, containing chronological tables. with some success at Covent Garden. What every thing hitherto known respecting the The Gambia. A map has lately been drawn, the second act is a version of, it would be dif- teeth, their extraction, and the diseases to in which the course of the Gambia is traced to ficult to say, as the conclusion is, to speak the which they are subject; and describing the the westward of Coussaye, corrected by the last truth, rather lame and impotent:-we therefore best means of fabricating artificial teeth. It astronomical observations of Captain Owen to willingly turn to the more pleasing duty of is accompanied by plates, and appears to be Pisania, and by the travelling observations of bestowing our unqualified approbation on the a very complete work.
Beaufort with respect to the eastern part. It music, and the way in which it was executed. Printers' Pension Society. Instead of going appears that the map in Mungo Park's second Thanks to the judgment, taste, and exertion, a shooting on the 1st of September, to the im voyage, and which has been adopted by all of Messrs. Arnold and Hawes, we have at minent danger of all tame creatures, the city geographers, represents it too far north by length an orchestra in an English theatre to friends of the Printers' Pension Society are to thirty-three and even by fifty-five minutes. which it is a gratification to listen. Nothing have a steam-boat excursion to the Nore and Africa. At the desire of the King of Benin, could be better than the style in which the Medway, Alderman Venables at the helm, and a school of mutual instruction is about to be
Alderman Crowder at the log-book. Messrs. I established in the capital of that African king.
time to pay
ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE.