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ment: but as we are only observers, not dicta- | Lucullus,* as if you were the heirs of exercise and needy, licking the dust, for years, beneath tors, we merely desire the public to read, feel, and the competitors of the court of aldermen. the miserly caitiff's feet. The presents are compare, and use its sound discretion. Mr. But this is an interl-Ude, as the players call ever flowing in--the game, the venison, the Shee's verses, though on a trite topic, a Wed- it, and it is time to “ Ex. Ude.”
bon-bons, the rarities, which, were they to ding Day Anniversary, breathe a playful philo- My Native Village, by Mr. Carrington, is cost him a guinea from his immense hoards, sophy not unworthy of the Author of Rhymes so true to nature, that we are tempted to he would never have the heart to enjoy; while on Art: we will cite a few stanzas
close with a few lines from its beginning and compliments and adulation come from others " And though by many a jolt apprised, ending
who have nothing more substantial to offer ; Life's ways are not Macadamised, " Touch'd by the sun-light of the evening hour,
and each flatters himself that he will be reOr smooth as wealth could make them;
The elm still rises near thy aged tower, O'er ups and downs, unjaded still,
membered in the testament. At length the
Dear, pensive Harewood; and in that rich ray We never felt the wish or will
E'en thy old lichen'd battlements seem gay:
longed for period arrives when the sad mourn, To shorten er forsake them.
Through the bow'd windows streams the golden glow, ers return from their esteemed crony's funeral, Nor can we, Mary, justly say,
The beam is sleeping on the toinbs below;
and lo! he has quitted this life, and, by an act Though neither quite so young or gay,
While with its million flowers yon hedge-row fair
worthy of himself and of them, cheated them We scamper'd forth for Pleasure's sake, No breeze plays with the amber leafuge now, all
. "Tis a consummation devoutly to be ap. And Fortune thought to overtake,
Still is the cypress, still the ivy bough;
plauded; and we could now point at Nollekenses Or meet at every turning.
And but for that fleet bird that darts around
Thy spire, or glancing o'er the hallow'd ground, still fretting their hour, and multitudes of hun, Nor can we say we're much the worse
Twitters for very joy: how strange and deep gry slaves toad-eating the slippered pantaloons, For such a long and anxious course,
The silence where the lost, the loved ones sleep!
in hopes of futurity, upon whom, we trust, this And such a household troop around,
A happy living thing where all around is death!” lesson may not be utterly thrown away. In As Hymen has too often found A drag upon his wheels. “ Yes, ye are fair as ever--field and wood,
order to obtain their pandering good offices,
And cots that gem the calm, green solitude ; this curmudgeon had literally circulated a list 'Tis true we rarely dance or sing,
And harvests, ripening in the golden gleam, Or bound with that elastic spring,
And flowers, rich fringing all yon wayward stream.
of a hundred persons, to whom he declared his The steps of youth discover;
The village green uplifts its age-worn trees, intention of bequeathing a thousand pounds But, had quadrilles not cut us out,
And Alings young voices on the evening breeze;
a-piece: in the result, he gave his fortune to Our dancing days, I make no doubt,
The rill which tow'd of old yet freshly flows,
two or three individuals, and most dishonestly In times which memory still enhances,
There waves the very grove whose walks among deceived some who had just claims upon him. Of good Scotch reels and country dances,
I oft have strayed to hear the blackbird's song.
These reflections, however, are rather by We tripp'd it gaily through the night,
Cursed be the axe that lays its leafage low
way of episode; and we resume the extremely Nor thought it any great exploit,
Long, bless'd as now with minstrelsy and Powers, entertaining and pungent anecdotes in the To dance down thirty couple.
Rise, Harewood, rise amid thy blushing bowers;
volumes before us. Of the congenial meanBut now, amidst a stately throng,
Glides smoothly through the unechoing vales at last, nesses of Nolly and his wife, the following are The grave quadriller glides along,
So, spent with toil in life's tumultuous day, curious examples :with far more airs than graces,
A pilgrim fainting from his rugged way-
“My old school-fellow, Smith, the grocer, In giddy waltz, the breathless fair
Like a tired bird in its own quiet nest;
of Margaret-street, has been frequently heard Her whirling beau embraces. And find, how exquisite to find it there,
to declare, that whenever Mrs. Nollekens pur.
Life's stormy noon crown'd with a sunset fair." Some wrinkles, too, we must allow,
chased tea and sugar at his father's shop, she Have mark'd the tablet of the brow;
always requested, just at the moment she And though they are but slight there,
Nollekens and his Times.
was quitting the counter, to have either a They shew his hieroglyphic hand,
(Second notice. ] And make us fully understand,
clove or a bit of cinnamon, to take some unOld Time begins to write there.
IF Nollekens was a capital bust-maker, his pleasant taste out of her mouth ; but she never Already he has cleard the page,
biographer is no less expert at a whole-length ivas seen to apply it to the part so affected : And stamp'd some characters of age
figure in the literary way; and his groups often so that, with Nollekens's nutmegs, which he So plain that you may trace them, He has thinn'd my locks, and turned to gray possess strong characteristic features.
The pocketed from the table at the Academy dinThe few remaining ;-so I say
disappointment of being a Residuary Legateeners, they contrived to accumulate a little stock A wig must soon replace them.
has, no doubt, added piquancy to these exhi- of spices, without any expense whatever.” At dinner we grow nice, and think bitions,—for Mr. Nollekens played to the last
“ He for many years made one at the table Much more ot what we eat and drink
that cunning game which selfishness often dic- of what was at this time called the Royal AcaThan we were wont, when able To feast on every kind of food
tates to low minds; and the consequent chagrin demy Club; and so strongly was he bent upon Which that great artist, Eustache Ude,
of his dear friends was proportionate to the saving all he could privately conceal, that he Could put upon the table."
great amount of bis wealth, the largeness of did not mind paying two guineas a-year for his Of Eustache Ude we cannot hear mention his promises, and the exnberance of their ex- admission ticket, in order to indulge himself made in this manner, without animadverting pectations. We confess that it always affords with a few nutmegs, which he contrived to on the sole.cism (no pun) committed by the us pleasure to see the meanness of legacy-pocket privately; for as red-wine negus was writer. It is a complete blunder throughout. hunters (and we make the remark generally, the principal beverage, nutmegs were used. We will tell Mr. Shee, “ great artist” as he without allusion to the present instance) thus Now it generally happened, if another bowl really is, that he has not done justice to his punished. The dirty creature who leaves the was wanted, that the nutmegs were missing. greater contemporary artist on this
occasion. We world, and the dirty creatures whom he leaves, Nollekens, who had frequently been seen to suspect he made the verse after some plain as far as his last will is concerned, pennyless pocket them, was one day requested by Rossi, English dinner, when consequently (as in the behind, are entitled to equal respect and sympa- the sculptor, to see if they had not fallen under ensuing verse is confessed) “ rather dozy." thy. To the independent looker-on, the closing the table ; upon which Nollekens actually went Why! the more nice the happy connubial pair scene of such a drama is a rich comi-tragic crawling beneath upon his hands and 'knees, grew with regard to meals, we will venture to treat.† Here you have the old fox carrying on pretending to look for them, though at that say the more would they be able to feast on the system of delusion to the very, gates of very time they were in his waistcoat pocket. every kind of food, if put on the table by this death, chuckling, we dare say, within his inmost He was so old a stager at this monopoly of nutPrince of Cooks. In short, we are quite angry and sinking breast at the blank visages of his megs, that he would sometimes engage the with Mr. Shee: he has made a bull
, and put crowd of sycophants, when they shall tind how maker of the negus in conversation, looking at the cart before the horse. It is not when folks matters are settled after he is no more ; and him full in the face, whilst he slyly, and unobcan eat any thing except a jackass stuffed with here you see those paltry expectant wretches, served as he thought, conveyed away the spice: horse-nails, that they care so much for Ude's ay, the noble and the rich, as well as the low like the fellow who is stealing the bank note superbly commingled flavours_it is when they
* Vide C'de's Cookery. Ninth Edition, pussim.
from the blind man in that admirable print of think, “ Now, what could I take?"-when + " About this time he was courted by several legacy- the Royal Cock-pit, by Hogarth. I believe it appetite is languid, or rather when there is no hunters who were beating about the bush, and amusing is generally considered, that those who are
trifles from various quarters were continually planted appetite; when it seems as if the merrythought before him in his room. One brought him a tall and miserly in their own houses, almost to a state of a lark would oppress the stomach with extended chinney-campanula ; and, to make it look of starvasion, when they visit their friends or waggon-loads of insupportable cannibalism
taller, had it placed upon a table within a foot of his dine in public, but particularly when they are
nose, so that he was obliged to throw his head back to it is then that Ude approaches in the efful. survey it: and another brought the French giant in a travelling, and know that they will be called gence of his glory, and you dwell on dindons coach, when he was delighted to ecstasy to see him touch upon with a pretty long bill, --- lay in what aux truffes, and fricassée au suprême, and salmi his qilinemise Piemin hand visitsee somni madena moulalo they call a good stock of every thing, or of all
his immense right hand.” – See Smith's "lemoir, p. 406, the good things the landlord thinks proper to des perdreaux, and the unrivalled Sauté au Vol. I.
spread before them. This was certainly the affairs of men. And, as if he had been for too smiled, and whispered to the doctor, “My case with Nollekens when he visited Harrow- long a time what is usually denominated 'hen- dear sir, you'll get nothing by blunting your gate, in order to take the water for his dis-pecked,' Mr. Nollekens soon sported two mould arrows upon a block.' The late Earl of Bes. eased mouth. He informed his wife that he candles instead of one; took wine oftener ; sat borough was so well known to Nollekens's dog, took three half-pints of water at a time, and as up later ; lay in bed longer ; and would, that whenever the animal saw his lordship's he knew the bills would be pretty large at the though he made no change whatever in his leg within the gate, he ceased barking, and inn, lie was determined to indulge in the good coarse manner of feeding, frequently ask his immediately welcomed the visiter, who always things of this world; so that one day he ma- morning visiter to dine with him. He brought a French roll in his blue great-coat. naged to get through “a nice roast chicken, continued now and then to amuse himself with pocket purposely for him, with which his lordship with two nice tarts and some nice jellies. An- his modelling-clay, and frequently gave tea and took great pleasure in feeding him. But when. other day he took nearly two pounds of veni. other entertainments to some one of his old ever he had been thus fed, Nollekens would son, the fat of which was at least two inches models, who generally left his house a bank. say, when cutting his meat, ' There, that's thick ;' at breakfast he always managed two note or two richer than they arrived. Indeed, enough for you, you have had a roll to-day ; muffins, and got through a plate of toast; and so stupidly childish was heat times, that one the other half will do for to-morrow.' Whilst he took good care to put a French roll in his of his Venuses, who had grown old in her I am speaking of this truly benevolent noblepocket, for fear be should find himself hungry practices, coaxed him out of ten pounds to en. man, I will take the opportunity of observing, when he was walking on the common by him- able her to make him a plum-pudding; and he that I have heard my father relate the follow. self. -Our sculptor would sometimes amuse grew so luxuriantly brilliant in his ideas of ing anecdotes of him :–His lordship was once himself on a summer's evening, by standing morning pleasures, that he would frequently, standing to see the workmen pull down the with his arms behind him at the yard-gate, on a Sunday particularly, order a hackney- wooden railing and brick-work which sur. which opened into Titchfield Street. During coach to be sent for, and take Taylor, Bonomi, rounded the centre of Cavendish.square, when one of these indulgences, as a lady was passing, Goblet, and sometimes his neighbour the pub. a sailor walked up to him and asked him for most elegantly dressed, attended by a strapping Jican's wife from the Sun and Horse-shoe, a a quid of tobacco: his lordship answered, ‘My footmin in silver-laced livery, with a tall gilt- ride out of town of about ten or twelve miles friend, I don't take tobacco." · Don't you ?' headed cane, she nodded to him, and smilingly before dinner. Now and then, however, in rejoined the sailor ; ‘I wish you did, master, asked him if he did not know her. On his consequence of his neglecting his former cau- for I have not had a bit to-day.' As he was reply that he did not recollect her, “What, tious custom of bargaining for the fare before turning away, his lordship called to him and sir!'exclaimed she, do you forget Miss Cole- he started, he had a dispute with the coachman said, “Here, my friend, here is something that man, who brought a letter to you from Charles on his return, as to the exact distance, to the will enable you to buy tobacco,' and gave him Towley to shew legs with your Venus ? why I no small amusement of Bronze and his brawny half-a-crown. At another time, a poor wohave been with you twenty times in that little old Scotch nurse, a woman whose blotchy skin man, with two children, who appeared much room, to stand for your Venus !' * Oh, lauk- and dirty habits even Nollekens declared to be distressed, but was remarkably clean, curt. d-daisy! so you have,' answered Nollekens; most obnoxious to his feelings, and wretchedly seyed to his lordship as he was passing ; he
why what a fine woman you're grown! come, nasty in her mode of dressing his victuals." drew out his purse, but in attempting to give walk in, and I'll shew you your figure; I have Mr. Smith insinuates that still, beyond these her two shillings, they dropped, and rolled into done it in marble.' After desiring the man to ebullitions, the maid Mary became " pretty the kennel, upon which, his lordship, after stop at the gate, she went in with him; and Mary," and had a very good understanding picking them up, wiped them with his pocketupon sceing Mrs. Nollekens at the parlour- with her dotard of a master ; but as this is handkerchief before he gave them to the dis. window, who was pretending to talk to and a domestic affair, we shall turn to topics of tressed widow." feed her sister's bullfinch, but who had been a more public character and general interest. We hope our readers will like an encore. informed by the vigilant and suspicious Bronze We are told, “ Frank Hayman was a droll dog. of what had been going on at the gate-ske I recollect when he buried his wise, a friend went up to her, and said, Madam, I have to asked him why he expended so much money Chemical Re-agents or Tests, and their Appli. thank - Mrs. Nollekens then elevated herself on her funeral ? . " Ah, sir !' replied he, she cation in Analysing Waters, Earths, Soils, on her toes, and with a lisping palpitation be- would have done as much, or more, for me Metalliferous "Ores, Metallic Alloys, de. gan to address the lady. Oh, dear!' observed with pleasure.'”
Originally by F. Accum. Improved and Miss Coleman, and you don't know me:- We cannot say much for the delicacy of the brought down to the present State of Chemi. you have given me many a basin of broth in next; and, indeed, in one or two instances we cal Science by William Maugham, Lecturer the depth of winter, when I used to stand for find the author so free, that we would not re- on Chemistry. 12mo. London, Tilt. Venus. Mrs. Nollekens, not knowing what print his anecdotes.
Mr. Maugham has carefully revised the last to think of Joseph, shook her head at him as “ Hogarth, who was a great frequenter of edition of this work, and has added much new she slammed the window, at the same time houses supported by libertines, went to Moll matter; he has likewise endeavoured through. exclaiming, “ Oh, fie! Nir. Nollekens, fie! King's, in Covent Garden, accompanied by his out to impress upon the mind of the chemical fie!' Bronze assured me that when her mas- friend Hayman, who was at all times highly student, the beauty, as well as utility, of letting ter went into the front parlour he had a pretty delighted to see that moral teacher of man- the art of chemistry always rest upon the warm reception. “What !' said her mistress, kind' sketch from nature. They had not been science. Mr. Accum was a chemist of the old
to know such wretches after you have done in the brothel ten minutes, before Hogarth school, and might now derive much instruction with them in your studio!. The truth is, that took out his book to draw two ladies, whose from the perusal of a book originally comNirs. Nollekens certainly did contrive to get a dispute bespake a warm contest; and, 'at last, piled by himself; and he would perceive, that little broth ready for the models, such as it one of them, who had taken a mouthful of although his name is still remaining in the was, and she likeivise condescended to take it wine or gin, squirted it in the other's face, title, the volume is almost entirely re-written, into the room herself; and this I am sorry to which so delighted the artist, that he ex- and, in truth, very greatly improved. We say, whatever her motives or other charitable claimed, · Frank, mind the b's mouth! recommend it as a work of eminent and daily intentions might have been, is the only thing This incident Hogarth has introduced in the usefulness, not so much in scientific concerns I can relate of her that bears the semblance of third plate of his Rake's Progress.”
as in the most important domestic circum. kindness.
The Earl of Besborough is represented as a “ Upon the death of Mrs. Nollekens, her very kind-hearted and benevolent nobleman; husband, who had received the condolence of but the whole of the following memoranda, as ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. Mirs. Zoffany, Mrs. Lloyd, and other steady old they relate to distinguished persons, are worthy
Paris, Oct. 26. friends, conducted himself with all possible of being quoted.
The season for seeing fashionable loungers dolefulness and customary propriety, pacing his “Mirs. Thrale one morning entered Nolle. and swaggerandos has commenced : this deroom up and down with his hands in his pock- kens's studio, accompanied by Doctor Johnson, scription of irresistibles generally honour the ets, and for a time, I really believe, felt the to see the bust of Lord Mansfield; when the garden of the Tuileries at four o'clock, and want of her company, deplorable as it had been sculptor vociferated, I like your picture by parade up and down the beau walk with swingfor the last three years. However, many ladies Sir Joshua very much. He tells me it's for swang gait, to attract the regards of rich stoutly maintain an opinion, that very few gen- Thrale, a brewer over the water: his wife's mammas with jolies demoiselles, who, they tlemen die of grief for their departed wives ; a sharp woman, one of the blue-stocking peo- flatter themselves, must fall victims to their and that short and not very distant removals to ple.' * Nolly, Nolly,' observed the doctor, “I slender waists, hat on three hairs, crarat a a lively prospect where new faces may be seen, wish your maid would stop your foolish mouth | l'Anglaise, bright buttons, and ner gloves. generally bring about a change in the worldly with a blue-bag.' At which Mrs. Thrale. The salons also begin to fill with light-witted
SIGHTS OF BOOKS.
LONDON AND WESTMINSTER: LEVELS.
D. H. M.
D. H. M.
D. 11. M.
coxcombs, who, nevertheless, possess the talent | proximation this planet will make to a transit / white, the other red, and separated from each of bowing, smiling, and grimacing old dowagers till the year 1832, when, on May 4th, about other 17 sec. This star is an excellent test of and young widows out of their liberty and noon, Mercury will appear as a beautifully the illuminating and defining power of a tefortune; whilst men of merit are forced to tell defined circular spot, 11 sec. in diameter, tra- lescope: the smaller the magnifying power their love-tales to the moon and stars, or blow versing the sun's disc: this phenomenon is which will shew the small star as a distinct out their brains. The conversation of drawing. considered to be one of the most interesting point of light, the more excellent is the telerooms is at present tout-à-fait sentimental ; spectacles in the heavens, and occurs more fre- scope. fair ladies expatiate on the charms of the coun- quently with Mercury than Venus.
J. T. B. try, the purity of the air, the delight of rural Venus, the herald of the early traveller, and walks, the bliss of retirement; so that, dia harbinger of day, still continues to illumine we not live in an age where words are used the eastern hemisphere, and precedes the rising A VERY curious and a very important proto conceal, not to disclose, the sentiments of sun nearly four hours. 14th day, 17 hrs. duction has just been placed before us ; but, the heart, one might imagine dissipation a in conjunction with y Virginis, a beautiful unluckily, one which we find considerable difpenance; and the cooing of doves, bleating of double star, and one of the binary systems. ficulty in describing so as to convey a clear sheep, cackling of geese, and braying of don- 5th day, 10 hrs. 15 min.--Mars in quadrature, idea of it to our readers. It consists of a sheet, keys, more pleasing to the ear of gentle fe- and appearing of an oval or gibbous form, 40 inches by 27, on which is presented, at a males than highly seasoned compliments, well-being defective from a full orb about sth of his single view, the relative altitude of the prin. turned flattery, deep sighs, and soft speeches.
diameter. 14th day, 17 hrs.--in conjunction cipal public and other edifices, parks, squares, Great reforms are daily taking place in this with y Capricorni." 17th day, 8 hrs.—with reservoirs, &c. in the metropolis and the envicity of cities: waggons and carts are obliged 3 Capricorni.
On the right hand is a lithographed to be driven at snail's pace, so as not to en- 12th day-Jupiter in conjunction with Mer- geometrical landscape (something on the plan danger the necks of the piétons. Happily, the cury. 16th day, 20 hrs. 45 min.-with the of those instructive sheets which shew the reoverturning of a commissaire de police has oc- sun. 30th day, 7 hrs.—with a Libræ. | lative heights of all the mountains, or the casioned this change; and it is to be hoped Saturn is situated among the small stars relative lengths of all the rivers, in the world), that other accidents may shortly happen to called Præsepe, in Cancer, and is increasingly on which is figured the objects referred to in some of these precious parts of the creation, to favourable for observation : it rises at the fol- the accompanying tables. For this purpose, induce them to establish similar laws with lowing times respectively :
the Trinity high-water mark of the river is regard to gentlemen's carriages, tilburies, &c.
taken as the foundation or base-line; and above
:1 Great preparations are making for Saint
this, within the space of about half an inch Charles's day; and instead of the scramble Uranus is advancing towards the head of equal to a rise of ten feet, are represented which usually takes place for sausages, wine, Capricornus.
and numbered all the buildings, &c. situated &c. the bureaux de charité are to distribute a
within ten feet of the level of the river, such German sausage, two pounds of bread, and a
Situation of the principal Constellations this
as, for instance, Westminster Hall, Whitehall, bottle of wine, to each poor family in their
evening (1st day) at 8 hrs.
the Council Office, Greenwich Hospital, &c. district.
Ursa Major N. Gemini and Cassiopeia N.E. The next line occupies from ten to twenty According to the on dits of the day, the E. by N. I E. Musca, Triangula, and An- filled with a range of objects, “ in little, such
Auriga N.E. } E. Perseus E.N.E. Pleiades feet above the level assumed, and is similarly famous Vidocq is about to establish a manu. dromeda, E. Eridanus, Cetus, Aries, and Pisces, as the Admiralty, Buckingham Palace, Northfactory at Paris, in which no man is to be E.S.E. "Pegasus S.S.E. Aquarius S. allowed the honour of serving who has not
umberland House, the Custom House, Chelsea been either at the galleys, or confined in the phinus S.W. Antinous S.W. W. Scutum line upon the pyramidal landscape, to the height
Capricornus S.S.W. Sagittarius and Del. Hospital, &c. &c. Thus every ten feet forms a prison of the force. Such an establishment, S.W. by W. Aquila s.w.w. Cygnus of four hundred and forty feet, (consequently I should think, might be of great use to mo- w. by 's. Lyra W. Hercules W. by N. there are forty-four lines and spaces of rarality, as it would cause a concurrence in Corona N.W. by W. Draca and Bootes N.W. ther more than half an inch each), where, at the fair dealing, and put honest men on the Ursa Minor N.N.W. alert to prove themselves superior to those
top, we find Jack Straw's Castle, Hampstead ; entitled rogues ; for, take society at large, the
Telescopic objects in the above that are and in the divisions immediately below, at four same principle, I believe, governs all classes –
favourable for observation.
hundred and ten feet, Highgate Church and that of cheating one's neighbour.
A nebula near the ear of Ursa Major, of an Shooter's Hill (on the same line), and below We have got a new omnibus, denominated oval form, bright in the centre, and exhibiting these the cross of St. Paul's. It is remarkable, Trycicles, which allows space for stretching the a mottled nebulosity. Ursa Majoris
, a double that from two hundred and eighty feet to this legs, gives elbow-room, and has so easy a motion star, the smaller one of which moves about the height there are no objects of public interest. that one may read and write without diffi. larger one six degrees in a year. Castor in To complete this laborious and most useful culty, and thus economise time: a looking- forms the southern vertex of a triangle with thing contained in the picture; an index,
Gemini, a double star. The asteroid Ceres work, there is a reference to every place and glass also is not forgotten, which has many ad- Castor and Pollux. A nebula near o Aurigæ, with not only an alphabetical table, but also vantages,
but one in particular--that you may consisting of a square mass of small stars with a numerical table, which at once enables stare at your neighbour without appearing to look at him.
Algol, a variable star in Perseus, varies between the spectator to go to the spot he is in quest of, the second and fourth magnitudes in 2d day, or from that elevation to the table, which in
20 hrs. 48 min. 58•7 sec. In Andromeda there forms him of other particulars. ARTS AND SCIENCES.
are several nebulæ, the largest of which is in This altogether extraordinary performance
the girdle, and is 40 min. in length by 15 min. is from actual and patient surveys by Mr. Fre. 1st day—the sun is at the verge of the southern in breadth.
derick Wood, of Brompton, and Mr. William scale, about 44 deg. west of Zuben el Genubi. Uranus and Mars in Capricornus. A va- Moffat, of Knightsbridge, land-surveyors ; and 20th day—enters the head of the Scorpion 24 riable star in Antinous, south of Altair, it is a monument of their skill and industry. deg. west of Antares.
nearly in the equinoctial ; it varies between To architects, engineers, water companies, Lunar Phases and Conjunctions.
the third and fifth magnitudes in 7th day, commissioners of sewers, and other civil autho
4 hrs. 15 min. Lyræ, a remarkable double rities, it must be a perfect and indispensable New Moon in Libra 5 First Quarter in Capricornus 14
double star, in which a slight motion is per- vade mecum ; but there is hardly an individual
ceptible; in the first set the largest star is possessed of property in the capital who is not ( Last Quarter in Leo
white, and the smallest inclining to red; in materially concerned in the mass of information The moon will be in conjunction with the second set they are both white. In the it conveys. Medical men and invalids, too,
girdle of Hercules, between two stars of the will probably be well disposed to consult a doVenus in Virgo
eighth magnitude, there is a round and bright cument which is so true a guide towards the Jupiter in Libra Mercury in Scorpio
nebula 6 min. in diameter. The star in the choice of situations eligible for their constitu. Mars in Capricornus
head of Hercules is double, and is a beautiful tions. Upon the whole, we recommend this 2, Tauri
object : one of the stars is of a bluish colour, work to general attention. It is not likely that Satum in Cancer inclining to green; the other is red.
any patronage can compensate the authors for 13th day, 9 hrs.-Mercury in his inferior The pole star (« Ursæ Minoris) is double ; the time and toil they have employed upon it; conjunction, and distant only 10 min. 7 sec. the two stars that compose it are of very but we are sure, that such meritorious indivi. from the sun, which will be the closest ap. unequal magnitudes ; the largest of the two | duals need only to be known by a public labour
CELESTIAL PHENOMENA FOR XOVEMBER.
O Full Moon in Taurus.
D. H. M.
CHANGES IN ANIMALS.
so eminently valuable, to be rewarded for their service many years, as they become hable to
LITERARY AND LEARNED. diligence, and encouraged for their abilities. swellings, which are generally incurable. When OXFORD, Oct. 18. – Thursday last the following de
in this state, they are turned out and used for grees were conferred :-
Masters of Arts.--Rev. H. Wintle, Worcester College ;
Rev. W. Thorpe, Merton College. Ar one of the recent sittings of the Academy the colts born from parents which have been
Bachelor of Arts.-J. F. Turner, Exhibitioner, T. L. of Sciences at Paris, an interesting paper was taught the ambling pace, have themselves Allen, Worcester College; J. J.' Farquharson, Christ read by M. Roulin, on the Changes which the the amble, as naturally as the colts in Eu-Church; 0. D. Toosey, Lincoln College; R. Hutton,
Exeter College. domestic Animals of Europe undergo when rope have the trot. To these colts is given Oct. 25.– Thursday the following degrees were contransported to the Equatorial Regions of the the name of aguilillas. The first importation ferred:New World. The author's observations are of dogs into South America was at the second student of Christ Church, and Vinerian Fellow; Rev.
Bachelors in Civil Law.- The Hon. P. H. Abbot, M.A. stated to have been made in New Granada and voyage of Columbus. In his first battle with C. Awdry, Fellow of New College. a part of Venezuela, from the 3d to the 10th the Indians in South America, he had twenty Exeter College c. H. Maclean, Balliol College: W.L.
. Rev. A. Scott, degree of N. lat., and from the 70th to the blood-hounds, which were afterwards employed Woods, St. John's College; T. Vores, Scholar of Wadham 80th degree of W. long. He states, at the in Mexico and New Grenada, where their race College. commencement of his paper, that the mam- remains almost without change. They are lege; V. A. Houblon,'j. R. Kenyon, Christ Church.
Bachelors of Arts.-J. G. Cole, Fellow of Exeter Col. miferous animals brought from the old to the now used chiefly for stag-hunting, and are as The Rev. W. Palmer, B.A. of Trinity Cobiege, Dublin, new continent, are pigs, sheep, goats, asses, formidable in their attack upon that animal, was incorporated of Magdalen Hall. horses, cows, and dogs, all of which are become as they were formerly to the natives. Many CAMBRIDGB, Oct. 17.-on Friday, the oth inst. (the more numerous than the indigenous animals of of the South American dogs of pure race in- first day of term), the under-mentioned degrees were conthe new countries. It appears that the hog herit the necessary instinct for the chase of the ferred :
Masters of Arts.-R. Maitland, Trinity College; T. S. in the warm valleys of South America, wander- wild hog, in which they are employed. The Carlyon, Pembroke College. ing in the woods, and subsisting upon wild address of this dog consists in moderating Bachelors of Arts.-J. Silver, F. E. Leach, Trinity Col. fruits, becomes very ferocious, and assumes its ardour, so as not to attack any particulares. Leebe, Queen’s. College; R. W. Packer, E. L.
Williams, Catharine Hall; R. Bird, Magdalene College; almost the character of the wild boar. The first animal, but to keep in check the number by C. Goring, Sidney Sussex College. introduction of pigs into these climates was in which it may be surrounded; whereas, a dog Restu.s. Neucatre, non John's College, and the Day,
Oct. 24.congregation Wednesday last, the St. Domingo, in 1493, one year after the dis- of bastard race, whatever may be its strength, 1 of Caius College, were admitted Masters of Arts. covery of America. They were successively is, for want of this precaution, instantly deintroduced into all the places inhabited by Spa- voured. The sheep introduced into America MEDICO-BOTANICAL SOCIETY niards; and in the space of half a century they were not the merinos, but the two species Having the honour of an invitation to the were to be found multiplying rapidly, from the called tana basta and burda. In temperate annual oration last Tuesday evening, at "half25th degree of N. lat. to the 45th degree of climates they have multiplied abundantly, past eight o'clock precisely," we attended, S. lat. The larger animals were also first without shewing any tendency to submit to both as a private pleasure and a public duty. introduced into St. Domingo, where for some the domination of man. In the burning cli. But diligence is not always rewarded ; and we years they did not appear to thrive ; but by mate of the plains they do not propagate found, on arriving before the hour specified, the persevering management of the colonists, freely; and a curious phenomenon is there that so numerous a company had been invited, they began to multiply prodigiously, and great witnessed. The wool of the lambs grows that not only were the Society's apartments numbers were sent to Mexico. Such, at length, at first as in more temperate climates, but full, but the stairs were crowded to the bottom, was the fertility of production in St. Domingo, rather slowly. When in a fit state for shear- like a patroness of Almacks' principal rout of that, notwithstanding numerous exportations, ing there is nothing remarkable about its the season. As there were, however, neither herds of 4000 head of cattle were very common quality; and when removed it grows again as ladies to faint out of our way, nor refreshments in that island twenty-seven years after its dis- in temperate climates : but if the proper time to support us in the squeeze, we were fain to covery. Some herds are even stated to have for shearing is allowed to go by, the wool turn our heads in another direction, and utter numbered 8000 ; and in 1587 the exportation becomes thick, falls off in patches, and leaves a wish that the Medico-Botanical Society of hides from St. Domingo was 35,444: and underneath not a new growth of wool or a would not issue more than twice as many in the same year 64,350 hides were exported barren place, as if* from disease, but a short, cards as they have room to accommodate. As from New Granada. The principal treatment shining, and close hair, exactly like the hair far as we are concerned, the world has lost an to ensure fecundity in these animals, was to of the goat in the same climate ; and where oration by this means. pasture them in situations where the food pos- this hair once appears, there is never any sessed saline properties; in places where the return of wool. The goat, notwithstanding quantity of salt either in the water or plants its form, which appears adapted to mountain. Letter from M. Le Normand. was small, they were found to deteriorate in ous situations, thrives much better in the low
Alerandria, 29th Aug. 1828. quality, and to diminish in number. In these valleys of South America than on the high Two or three days after our arrival, a fleet of climates the cow undergoes a material change. points of the Cordilleras. It undergoes a mam- nearly 40 sail had quitted the port of Alexan. It no longer furnishes the constant supply miferous change similar to that of the cow. dria, to bring back from the Morea Ibrahim of milk which we obtain from it by artificial Among birds the changes have not been great. and his army. Admiral Codrington, with a means in Europe ; and in order to obtain that The fowls brought by the Spaniards multiplied small squadron, had come to press the confluid at all, it is necessary that the calf should abundantly in most situations ; but on some clusion of the treaty with the viceroy, who be continually with its' mother. The milk elevated points, such as Cusco, and all the had acceded to his wishes with the best possible obtained for domestic use is only that which valley, it was for a long time impossible to get grace, and the Greek slaves who had been accumulates during the night, when the calf them to propagate. By dint of perseverance liberated had already set out upon their return is in a quiescent state. When the calf ceases a few chickens were obtained. In these there to their homes. It was thus rendered im. to suck, the milk immediately dries up. The was little fecundity; but their descendants possible that the war between Greece and bulls and cows introduced from Europe into were more fruitful, and they now produce Turkey should affect us. Another course of South America soon became wild ; and at the with the same facility as in our climates. events, however, might have proved very pre present time it is only by repeated battues The same remark may be made of the goose, judicial; and, to tell the truth, M. Drovetti that they are kept in subjection. The ass un- which has only been recently introduced into had written a letter to M. Champollion, which dergoes in the provinces which M. Roulin has Bobota. The peacock, the Pintado fowl, and had luckily crossed us, in which he advised him, visited, less change than any other animal. the pigeon, have undergone no change. The even in the name of the viceroy, to put off the He never becomes wild but in situations where conclusions drawn from this Report are,. Ist, expedition to another year. Our debarkation, the labour is excessive. The propagation of That every animal, like man, requires time therefore, caused a momentary embarrassment the species is attended with several instances of to accustom itself to climate ; and, 2dly, That to M. Drovetti; but as to the pasha, he said at deformity. It is very different with the horse domestic animals, when left to themselves, once" they are welcome.” By the independent life which it leads, it als have a great tendency towards the organisation To describe to you the impression,
the most resumes the character of the wild horse, of those of the same species in a wild state ; droll appearance, the singular agitation, or this and is remarkable for the great similarity of and that a very short time only is necessary to city, would be impossible. For a place like Alex. colour. A bright chestnut' is the prevailing, produce that transformation.
andria, it would be necessary to create new and nearly the only colour of the horses in
terms, for those of which we make use can South America. The favourite pace of these
only present a vague idea, out of all keeping horses is the amble, which they are taught at
with the reality. A city, in our acceptation of a very early age. They do not remain fit for
the word, implies streets, pavements, houses;
even a mayor and gendarmes ;-here there plague. A volunteer of our vessel, a young within reach of a greater number of indivi. is nothing of all that -- the men seem to con- man of nineteen, has deserted, and taken refuge duals." gregate upon this tongue of sand as nature with the governor of Alexandria, where he wished and permitted ; and what men, what has made profession of the Musselman faith.
PINE ARTS. a mixture of people, and how new to the eye of From this moment he belongs to the Turkish
NEW PUBLICATIONS. a European ! Here the Turk, with his long government, and the consul has no further
The Amulet for 1829.-The attractive Fron. robe and demure step; there the Jew, hand-power than to interrogate him three times tispiece was mentioned in the Literary Gazette some as Joseph, all full of grimaces as Caïpha : in the presence of the governor, to know if last week. The other illustrations are most of on one side the mild Armenian, on the other his resolution is final; if he persists, the affair them of a very pleasing character. Among the wild-looking Bedouin, with his long white is ended, and there is a renegade the more.
them are the following : “ The Fisherman drapery, and mounted upon his dromedary; The extent to which the pasha has carried his leaving Home,” an interesting picture by W. the blue shirt of the Arabian contrasting with influence over the minds of the people of this Collins, R. A., sweetly engraved by C. Rolls
. the frock-coat of the European ; the red uni- country is extraordinary ; he appears to exer
“ The Kitten discovered," engraved by W. form of the troops of Ibrahim by the side of cise a kind of seduction over all who approach Greatbatch, from a picture by H. Thomson, the blue jackets of our sailors: here an officer him. [The audience of the pasha is then men. R.A., broad and simple. “ The Rose of Castle of rank covered with gold, preceded by slaves tioned.] The conversation (which ensued) was Howard” (portrait of Lady Mary Howard), encarrying torches ; there a troop of veiled wo- about the voyage, and we were promised pro- Igraved by E. Portbury, from a painting by J. men and naked children, denoting misery in its tection and support. We were then asked if Jackson, R. A. ; a charming representation of extremest stage. Imagine this strange mix. we intended to go to the summit of Pharaoh ; infantile simplicity. “ The Temple of Victure moving about among half-built houses and for so the Turks call the pyramids. After this, tory," engraved by R. Wallis, from a painting in tortuous paths, with an agitation and a politics were introduced ; and in the midst of by I. P. Gandy, K. A. ; a noble architectural language to which 'even Naples cannot be com- this official conversation, coffee was brought composition : to what cause is it to be attripared, and you have Alexandria in all its con- to us in small cups, on a tray covered with buted that a man of so much original talent fusion, and in its sublime and burlesque singu. a napkin embroidered with gold. At the end and acquired knowledge as Mr. Gandy, seems larity of aspect.
of a quarter of an hour we were dismissed, to be overlooked in the choice of architects for On the 19th we took possession of the lodgings with the same cordiality, and returned to our the construction of our public buildings ? “ The which had been prepared for us. M. Cham- carriage.
Mountain Daisy;" a metamorphosis of Sir T. pollion remained at M. Drovetti's, and I was
Lawrence's exquisite picture of one of the placed with M. Pechemonte, the consul of Sar.
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.
Ladies Fane ; it is engraved by C. Armstrong. dinia, and son-in-law of M. Drovetti. From The lectures on foreign literature commenced“ Wandering Minstrels of Italy," engraved by my window I can perceive, in the open air, one on Wednesday last, by Mr. A. Panizzi giving W. Humphreys, from a drawing by Penry of the prettiest museums imaginable — a house his introductory discourse to a good attendance Williams, which highly finished drawing must in ruins, with antique fragments of Egyptian, of visiters. The professor was frequently en- be well recollected by all the visiters to the last Roman, and Byzantine sculpture; and opposite, couraged in the course of his task, and the Exhibition of the Society of Painters in Wateran Arabian portico of the most delicate and ori. conclusion was followed by long and continued colours. “ The Italian Mother," engraved by ginal description.
plaudits. The lecture itself was eloquently E. Finden, from a painting by C. Eastlake, In the evening, our first promenade was to written, and delivered with great propriety of A.R.A. Perhaps much may be owing to our the Obelisks called the Needles of Cleopatra. action and enunciation. We were so much not being constantly accustomed to it, but there These Obelisks presented to M. Champollion pleased with the whole performance, that we certainly appears to be something very pictumany singularities which have not been noticed. feel some reluctance in finding fault ; but resque in the costume of the Italian women. This point of view, which forms part of the site we could have wished that he had recited “The Wearied Soldier,” engraved by C. Rolls, of the old city, and from which there is the a few passages from some of the Italian poets. from a painting by the late W. Bigg, R. A. most picturesque prospect of the sea, of several We earnestly recommend these lectures to our The story is clearly told, and the perspective Greek and Copt convents, and of the mosque readers, as, both from the specimen which we view of the sheep exceedingly well managed. which is the place of sepulture for the family of have already received, and from the celebrity “ Innocence," engraved by F. Bacon, from a the pasha, has become, on account of the little of the gentleman in question, we have no painting by R. Smirke, R.A. We wish Mr. excavations which have been commenced there, hesitation in saying that he will be an Smirke would allow us more frequent opportu the rendezvous of the persons employed to honour and credit to the establishment. Ita- nities of mentioning his name as an artist. sketch (dessinateurs), so that it may be said lian literature is too little known in this coun. Who does not recollect with delight the master. that the expedition has commenced its labours. try. Fashion, however, has had its votaries, pieces of humour_“ familiar but not vulgar”– As for me, I am preparing myself for the more whilst intellect and mind have been sadly neg- with which he frequently favoured the public important things which Upper Egypt will pre- lected. Let not our countrymen, therefore, some years ago ? sent us with, by reading Herodotus, and by the suffer this excellent opportunity to escape, and study of the hieroglyphics. M. Champollion we shall be satisfied. There are to be 105 les- The Juvenile Forget-me-not for 1829..To continues to be in every respect a model of sons for the language, and 70 lectures for the the illustrations of this handsome little volume, complaisance.
exposition of the literature. For want of space, is appropriately prefixed a Portrait of “ Her In general, as I have already told you, per- we have only room for the following extract. Royal Highness the Princess Victoria," en. sons at a distance bave monstrous ideas of the “ The comparison of the literature of differ- graved by Thomson, from a bust by Behnes, in character of the people of this country, and yet ent countries tends eminently to form a sound the possession of his Majesty. There are fif: in some respects they are better than the peo- taste, and to do away with those prejudices teen other plates, very prettily engraved, and ple of our great cities. All the Franks who which a narrow view, caused either by national exceedingly well adapted to youth. Nor must have lived here a long time speak in the high- pride or antipathy, may have produced. It we forget the vignettes on wood: several of est terms of the mild manners of the Arabs, strengthens and enlightens the intellect, by them, especially those in which the Savoyards, in the whole extent of Egypt, without excep multiplying the objects of its attention. The with their grotesque companions, are introtion. Murders are here of 'rare occurrence, political history, the manners, the customs, the duced, are executed with great skill. and when they do take place they are almost character, of a nation, are never well comprealways committed by foreigners. Some singu- hended without a critical knowledge of its lite.
BIOGRAPHY. lar traces of the French expedition are dis. rature, which, influenced as it is by all these
LUKE HANSARD, ESQ. cernible in the population. As we left the causes, has a great re-action upon them. These On Wednesday, the 29th ult., at the house of one city yesterday to proceed to the Obelisks, we palpable truths did not escape the notice of the of his sons, in Southampton Street, Bloomsbury were accosted by a blind man, who addressed Council of the Unigersity; and the facilities Square, died LUKE HANSARD, Esq., in his 79th is in French, to the following effect :-“ Give which this splendid monument of their exer- year. Beyond the circle of the literary characme something, citizen, for I have not break. tions affords for the acquisition of modern lan. ters directly or mediately connected with his fested this morning.".
guages, give the members of that body a just press (comprising almost all the leading statesIt is probable that M. Parisset will find him- title to the gratitude of the public. It is ob- men, civilians, and divines, his contemporaries self disappointed on his arrival in Egypt, for vious, that the more extensive this study be in the late and present reign), of members of there has been no plagrie there these three comes, nations are brought into closer contact, the House of Commons, and the gentlemen years ; the pasha has established lazarettos; their jealousies grow fainter and fainter, and officially employed there, Mr. Hansard was not, and the prevailing opinion is, that this year, the value of useful works, from any country, we believe, very publicly known ; though for like the three preceding, will pass over without increases in the ratio in which they are put'a really praiseworthy, active, and useful life,