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Cornelius, who has acquired high reputation | testants, who had been hitherto confined to ARTS AND SCIENCES. from their composition, formed, in executing a small chapel, originally intended only for the POISONED WOUNDS, ANIMAL VIRUS, &c. these works, a numerous school of young paint service of the queen, has met with much greater Some very important experiments have reers, who are now occupied in other extensive approbation. The new building is executed by cently been made in Paris, with the chlorurets performances.
Pertsch, who was the architect of the prison, of lime and soda, in cases of poisoned wounds The second great building, the Picture Gal. erected a few years ago a large edifice, of and the inoculation of auimal virus. The dis. lery, contains a series of eight large vaulted good proportions, and of appropriate character. infecting qualities of the chlorurets were already halls, lighted by sky-lights, for the large pic. Another and very necessary building, finished well known; and it was supposed from anatures of every school: besides these, there are this year, is the new stone bridge over the lser, logy that they might be used with effect in many rooms of less dimensions for the smaller built by Probst, at the expense of the city. neutralising the component parts of animal paintings, lighted by windows; and on the The late king, Maximilian I., was a great poisons. The disinfectant property of the southern side, for the entrance to the hall, is amateur of cabinet paintings and landscapes, and chlorurets depending upon their affinity for a long loggia, in the style of Bramante. This formed a very fine collection, which has been hydrogen, and hydrogen being one of the ele. building seems to be the capo d'opera of the sold since his death. There was a very fine ments of virus and venom, the others being architect, as well in the interior distribution picture by your Wilkie, “ Reading of the Will,” oxygen, carbon, and, in animal matters, azote, as in the composition of the exterior. It is now in the possession of his present majesty, it was imagined that by abstracting, even par. intended to contain from thirteen to fifteen and placed in the public gallery; and a large tially, one of the elements of the poison, the hundred oil paintings, composed of a selection historical picture by Henry Hess, “ the Par- character would be so changed, as to enable of the best works in the galleries of Munich nassus,” one of the finest oil paintings by any nature, without further aid, to get rid of the and Schleisheim; the old German paintings of master of the modern schools. Under the infection. Dr. Coster, a Paris physician, pro. the celebrated Boisserée collection, bought by protection of the late king, a number of ceeding upon this reasoning, has recently per. his majesty a few years ago ; and many Ita- good painters formed themselves at Munich. formed some extraordinary cures in cases of lian paintings, collected likewise by our king Amongst these are Peter Hess and Colonel syphilitic and other ulcers, with a solution of for completing the Italian school. Here will Heidegger, now in Greece, for battle-pieces; the chloruret of soda ; and upon animals of be placed a famous Madonna by Raphael, known Quaglio, for architectural subjects ; Rottman, different kinds, which had been inoculated with at Florence as the Madonna del Palazzo Tempi, Dorner, Wagenbauer, for landscapes. The the virus of diseases common to their species, which has just arrived. In the rooms of the portrait painter of the royal family is Stieler, his experiments were equally successful. In ground foor will be arranged the numerous distinguished by the striking likenesses of all his several cases of bites from vipers, he found and exquisite collections of prints and drawings, portraits. Besides these artists, there are many chlorurated lotions and injections perfectly effiwhich are now separate, and a collection of younger painters ; and that they are on the in- cacious; and he relates a successful experiment ancient vases and mosaics, as specimens of crease, you may see from the fact, that we have made upon a dog which had been bitten by ancient painting. This building will likewise about two hundred and fifty students in our another suffering under positively defined hy. afford another opportunity for fresco-painting. Academy of Arts, most of whom are in the drophobia. Two dogs were bitten in various The loggia is to be decorated with fresco paint departments of drawing and painting. All parts by the rabid animal ; one of them was ings in the arabesque style, containing the lives the smaller oil-paintings are exhibited in the tied up, and remained without any means of the painters, after the designs of Cornelius, building of the Society of Arts (Kunstverein), being adopted to prevent the absorption of the executed by Professor Zimmerman and the pu- which is a private institution of artists and virus beyond the application of ligatures above pils of Cornelius.
amateurs, where new works of art can be ex. the surfaces of the wounds, and the injection The third great building I mentioned is the hibited and sold to amateurs and to the Society of pure water in the places bitten. The other royal palace, erected at the side, and as a new itself, which distributes its acquisitions every had also ligatures applied, and the wounds were part, of the old residence. This magnificent year, by lot, among its members.
washed with a strong solution of the chloruret work is in the Florentine style, and will have Though we have some distinguished names of soda. Thirty-seven days after the animals much the appearance of the Pitti palace, though in sculpture, there is none so highly renowned had been bitten, that to which the chloruret not so gloomy. In the lofty rooms of the for public monuments as Rauch, at Berlin,- had not been applied became furiously mad, ground floor, his majesty has ordered to be by whom his majesty wished the monument and died in great agony. The other, whose painted the principal scenes of our old German for the late king to be executed. It is to be wounds had cicatrised rapidly, was in perfect poem, the Nibelungen Lied; and Julius Schnorr, erected, at the cost of the city, in the Maximi. health, and has remained so from that time. professor of historical painting in our academy, lian-Joseph-platz, before the new royal palace, Dr. Coster states, that this was the only exhas already made a great many of the designs, and the magnificent theatre, and cast in bronze periment which he has been able to make on which are to be executed by him and his pupils. after the models of Rauch, by Stiegelmayer, at the virus of rabid animals; but the success On the other side of the old palace, a chapel Munich. The latter artist is to cast in bronze which attended it was sufficient to hold out a for the king is to be erected, and decorated a magnificent obelisk which will be placed hope that the use of the chlorurets may be with fresco paintings (the subjects taken from in the Ludwigs-Strasse, as a monument for the found equally valuable in other cases. the Holy Scriptures) by Professor Henry Hess, Bavarians killed in the Russian war. A mo. son of the engraver Charles Hess, who en- nument to Albert Durer, which his majesty
POPULATION. joyed much renown in England, and who died caused to be erected by the city of Nuremberg, Sone curious facts have been communicated some months ago. As I have spoken so much and on account of which a great festival was held to the Académie des Sciences, by M. Girou de of fresco-painting, I cannot omit to mention the on the 6th of April last, the day of Durer's death, Buzareingues, with respect to the inequalities arcades between the residence and the Bazar, (1528), is likewise to be executed by Rauch, which occur in different departments of France or merchant-house, which form a long covered and cast in bronze at Nuremberg. A monu- in the proportion of male and female births. walk by the side of the garden of the residence. ment to the late Duke of Leuchtenberg, to be M. Girou has made numerous experiments on Sixteen of them have been decorated (almost all placed in the church of St. Michael, at Mu- sheep, horses, and birds ; the result of which in a few years) with large fresco paintings, re- nich, is to be executed by Thorwaldsen, at has shewn him, that when the male is too presenting the principal events in the history Rome. Only the statues for the exterior of young, and the female in full vigour, the proof our king's ancestors, or the house of Wit- the Glyptotheca are to be executed here by portion of female births exceeds that of males, telsbach.
These paintings, which will be young artists, after the models of the late and vice versa. M. Girou asserts, that by finished next year, are executing under the Haller.
attending to this fact, we may, at pleasure, direction of Cornelius, by his pupils, and shew This is a short account of our principal per- cause the greater production of males or of the great progress of these young men (none of formances in the fine arts, which are, as you females, in our flocks, studs, and poultrywhom has been in Italy), and the improvement see, rapidly advancing. There is, also, a great yards. In pursuing his inquiries on the same of historical painting in general; for, twenty deal of literary and scientific exertion here ; subject with reference to human beings, M. or thirty years ago, not a single historical pic- but the public, in general, has more taste and Girou divided individuals into different classes ; ture, of so large a size, such good composition, inclination for art tban for science; and there
--the first, those whose employments tended to and such spirited execution, was to be found fore our University, though it boasts many develop their bodily powers; the second, those in all Germany. Besides the architectural celebrated professors, and about 1500 students, whose employments tended to enervate their works already mentioned, a large Odéon, or finds more difficulties than the pursuit of the bodily powers; and the third, those whose embuilding for the celebration of public festivals, fine arts. But time and liberal disbursements ployments were of a mixed character : and he has been erected, but it is not executed to the will undoubtedly realise the great expectations found that, in the first class the number of entire satisfaction of connoisseurs. The order which fix the eyes of Europe upon us.
male births exceeded the average proportion of of his majesty to erect a church for the Pro.)
male to female births throughout France ; that
the former ciass of animals.
in the second class the number of female nas as many roots as it has dimensions.--A communication sented to the Lords of the Treasury, against births exceeded the average proportion of fe. woman in the neighbourhood of Cambridge, who was
was likewise read by Dr. Thackeray respecting a young the erection of the King's College on the site male to male births throughout France ; and stated to have lived without food or the least reduction appointed for it in that quarter of the metrothat in the third class the proportion of male in the weight of the body, since the beginning of Doctober. polis. Of course we can have no right to dis
The reading of Mr. paper was also , to female births was nearly the same as the « on the extension to the safeiltes of Bode's law or the pute the tastes of those so immediately inter. average proportion throughout France. His distances of the primary planets.” The existence of the ested in the question ; but we must consider conclusion is, that the pursuits of agriculture the disthis case having been proved, eit was in ferred that their judgment to be founded on at least im.
distances may be expressed in the foltend to the increase of a male, and the pursuits lowing manner:
perfect information. They have already the of commerce and manufactures to the increase
For the planets
4, 4+3, 4 + 3 + 2, &c. animals of the Zoological Society in their of a female population.
For Jupiter's satellites 7, 7 + 4, 7 + 4 + 2), &c.
4, 4+1, 4+1 +2, &c.
neighbourhood ; and are not perhaps aware, For Uranus's satellites ..... 3, 3+1, 3+1+1}, &c. that whether the King's College is built in
It was likewise concluded from this law, that there can the ring or not, that ground will be built LITERARY AND LEARNED. be no planet nearer the sun than Mercury, and no satellite Oxford, Dec. 13.- Thursday last the following degrees vachesysteme
which have been discovered. The
deviations college may not be quite agreeable to many
nearer the several primaries than the nearest of those in upon by some public establishment. Now a were conferred:
Bachelor and Doctor in Divinity, by accumulation.--Rev. from the law were also examined, and it was stated to be
probably established that these depend on the masses and persons ; but an hospital, or a lunatic asylum, Masters of Arts.—Rev. J. Buckingham, St. Mary Han, inutual actions of the revolving bodies. After the meet- would, we think, be worse and to some such Rev. T. Hornby, Brasennose College, Grand Compounding, the Rev. L. Jenyns gave an account, illustrated by complexion they are likely to come at last. ers; Rev. J. Barton, St. Mary Hall; E. L. Badeley, drawings, of the comparative anatomy of birds and mamBrasennose College; Rev. C. v. Shuckburgh, Trinity malia, and of several remarkable particulars respecting College.
PINE ARTS. Bachelors of Arts.-H. Griffin, Queen's College; G. Cox, Magdalen Hall; J. Meredith, P. de Malpas Egerton, Ceweist Church ; W. J. Crichton, Postmaster, Merton Col" Thursday, Dec. 18. – Mr. Amyot in the We have been allowed the great gratification lege. chair. The conclusion of Mr. Byrne's paper
of inspecting William Finden's engraving of CAMBRIDGE, Dec. 12.-Price Subjects. The vice-chancellor has issued the following notice:
(not Mr. Bird's, as the name was erroneously the King, from the picture of his Majesty 1. His royal highness the chancellor being pleased to printed last week by us) on Gothic Archi- seated on a sofa, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, give annually a third gold medal for the encouragement tecture was read. Mr. Ellis communicated to proof impression of which was laid before his of English poetry to such resident undergraduate as shall the Society a copy
of an ordinance made in Majesty,
by the President,
on Saturday last. compose poem in heroic the vice-chancellor gives notice that the subject for the the 31 Henry Vill., regulating the conduct It is a splendid performance ; if not superior,
. N.B. These exercises are to be sent in to the orice miral's forts. The meeting of the Society was this country. Further we shall abstain
from of the officers and men in the lord high ad- certainly not inferior to the highest effort of
line engraving on a portrait ever produced in chancellor on or before March 31, 1829, and are not to exceed 200 lines in length..
adjourned to January 8. II. The representatives in parliament for this university
remark till this noble print is published in being pleased to give annually (1.) Two prizes of fifteen guineas each, for the en
ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE. a few weeks), when we shall make it the subcouragement of Latin prose composition, to be open to At the meeting on Wednesday afternoon, an the meantime it may be well to inform our
ject of a more detailed examination, but in all are not of sufficient standing to take the degree of Master | able and interesting paper was begun on a readers
of the completion of a work of some subject of ancient and classical mythology, of four or five years labonr, and one which (2.) Two other prizes of fifteen guineas each, to be which we shall hereafter give an outline. open to all undergraduates who shall have resided not
bears undoubted traces of the pains bestow. less than seven terms at the time when the exercises are to be sent in. The subjects for the present year are:
ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.
ed upon it. We rejoice to see the royal (1.) For the bachelors
THE special general meeting of the 6th, of patron of our fine arts thus in some degree An putandum erit posthac fore it gentes meridimales which we gave an account, is to be continued, rewarded by their excellence on an imperish.
sub septentrionalium viribus iterum succumbant (2.) For the undergraduates
by adjournment, on the 3d of January, to take able memorial ,of himself, furnished by the Utrium apud Granos poetæ an familiaris sermonis into consideration the terms of a proposed union united exertions of the easel and the burin. scriptores plus effecerint ad
between the Royal Asiatic Society and the LiN.B. These exercises are to be sent in on or before terary Society of Bombay, for the purpose of On the 10th instant, being the 60th anniver.
sary of the foundation of the Royal Academy dals, value five guineas each, to such resident under- terations in, the Society's regulations, viz. graduate as shall compose
of Arts, a general assembly of the Academi. (1.) The best Greek ode in imitation of Sappho;
Articles proposed to be introduced between the VIth and
cians was held : when the following distribu. 12.) The best Latin ode in imitation of Horace;
VIIth Articles of the Regulations. (3.) The best Greek epigram after the model of the ward to be considered an integral part of the Royal Asiatic Millington, for the best copy made in the
1. The Literary Society of Bombay is from hencefor- tion of premiums took place ; viz. to Mr. J.H. Anthologia; and (4.) The best Latin epigram after the model of Martial. Society, under the appellation of the Bombay Branch of Painting School; Mr. H. L. Smith, for the The subjects for the present year are :
Royal Asiatic (1.) For the Greek ode,
2. The Bombay Branch shall be considered quite inde- next best copy made in the Painting School;
pendent of the Royal Asiatic Society, as far as regards its Mr. H. F. Goblet, for the best drawing from νήσων, Αιγαίη όσαι είν αλι ναιεισάουσα:
local administration and the control of its funds. (2.) For the Latin ode,
3. The members of the Bombay Branch, while residing life; Mr. J. Loft, for the best model from the Cæsar, cmsecutus cohortes ad Rubiconem flumen, in Asia, shall be non-resident members of the Royal life; Mr. S. Burchell, for the best architectu.
qui provinciæ ejus finis crat, pe culùm constitit. Asiatic Society; and when in Europe, shall be admitted ral drawing of the New Post-Office; Mr. R. A. (3.) For the Greek epigram,
resident members without ballot, on payment of the an-
Clack, for the best drawing from the antique; (4.) For the Latin epigram,
4. The members of the Royal Asiatic Society, while Mr. R. C. Lucas, for the best model from the Splenide mendar.
residing in Europe, shall be non-resident members of the N:B. These exercises are to be sent in on or before Bombay Branch; and when within the presidency of Bom- antique_each silver medals. April 30; 1829; The Greek ode is not to exceed twenty- bay, shall be admitted resident members without ballot, The assembly afterwards proceeded to appoint five, and the Latin ode thirty stanz is. on payment of the annual contribution.
the following officers for the ensuing year: IV. The Porson prize is the intey rest of 4001. stock, to
Addition proposed to be made to the VIlth Article. be annually employed in the purchase of one or more
excepting the members of the Branch Society at Bom
President re-elected.-Sir Thomas Lawrence. Greek books, to be given to such resident undergraduate bay."
New Council.-W. Etty, R. Smirke, sen., A. Coopee, as shall make the best translation of a proposed passage
Addition proposed to be made to the I.Xth Article.
and W. Collins, Esqrs. in Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Missinger, or Beaumont « but the members of the Branch Society at Bombay are
Old Council. J. M.W. Turner, J. Soane, C. Rossi, and
W. Hilton, Esqrs. and Fletcher, into Greek verse. The subject for the present year is Henry VIII, Act iv. Scene 2-begiming,
Proposed Alteration of the LVIIIth Article.
Visiters in the Life Academy, New List.-E. H. Baily, “ This cardinal," &c. and endin g, “ Peace be with him.'
“Every original communication presented to the So- W. Etty, C. Rossi, M. A. Shee, and G. Jones, Esgrs
ou List.-R. Cook, H. Howard, T. Stothard, and A. N.B. The metre to be tragium iambicum trimetrum ciety becomes its property; but the author or contributor trentalecticum. These exercises are to be accentuated, and may re-publish it twelve months after its publication by Cooper, Esqrs. accompanied by a literal Latin prose version, and are to the Society. The Council may publish any original com
Visiters in the Painting School-New List.-W. Etty, be sent in on or before April 30, 1829.
munication in any way, and at any time judged proper; D. Wilkie, W. Hiltom, and w. Mulready, Esqrs. The last meeting of the Pribsophical Society for the but, if printed in the Society's Transactions, twenty-five
Old List.-R. Cook, J. Jackson, T. Phillips, and R. present term was held on Mor day evening,
the Rev. Procopies of it shall be presented to the author or contributor Smirke, Esqrs. fessor Farish, vice-president, bring in the chair. A comwhen the volume or part in which it is inserted is pub
Auditors re-elected.-W. Mulready, J. M. W. Turner, munication was read to the Society by the Rev. Jolin
lished. Such as the Council may not see fit to publish and R. Westmacott, Esqrs.. Warren, of Jesus College, stating the coincidence of
on behalf of the Society, may, with its permission, be the views respecting the a'gebraic quantities commonly returned to the author, upon the condition, that if it is
BRITISH MUSEUM. called impossible roots, or imaginary quantities, contained
printed, a printed copy of it shall be presented to the So-The very valuable collection of prints conin his 'Treatise on the Geometrical Representation of the ciety."
tained in the British Museum has recently Square Roots of Negative Quantities, with those independently arrived at by M. Mourey, in his work entitled
been removed to a room expressly prepared for La Vraie Théorie des Quantités Négatives et des Quantités We are informed that a very numero
erously, we its reception, upon the upper floor of the new prétendues Imaginaires, published at Paris during the present year, and giving from these views a proof, ex
may say generally, signed petition, by the in-east wing of that Institution, where it is now tracted from the work of M. Mow:ey, that every equation ) habitants of the Regent's Park, has been pre in the progress of arrangement, and where, ve
et mores emolliendos
to be admitted without recommendation or ballot."
are informed, an extended accommodation will only to speak in the highest terms; his exe. sary for such an excursion, and decidedly bad be given to the persons who frequent it for the cution is clear, simple, and unobtrusive, but, road to be encountered. purposes of study. where necessary, judiciously brilliant.
Having thus carefully and separately exaNo. 6. The Manor Shore, York, drawn from mined the contents of the Lithographic Album, NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Nature and on Stone by F. Nash.—Moonlight, we can safely recommend it, as containing, The London Lithographic Album for 1829. with what Peter Pindar calls " a sixpenny perhaps, three or four of the best lithographic Engelmann and Co.
moon,” in the centre of the print. A little drawings bitherto published, with others cer. We noticed particularly, with reference to the silvery edging to the clouds would, we fancy, tainly of unequal merit, but still in every plate progress of lithography in this country, the be truer to nature, and advantageously relieve something may be found deserving of praise. Album (as it was absurdly called) published by the sombre monotony of the scene. But as On the whole, it is an interesting and beauti. Messrs. Engelmann, Graf, Coindet, and Co. the eye of any person who suddenly enters a ful work, which reflects the highest credit on for 1828. We have since occasionally spoken dark room from the light acquires gradually Messrs. Engelmann and Co.'s establishment in of the publications of this house, which are of the power of distinguishing objects, so the eye, this country. too numerous and too miscellaneous a nature dwelling upon this print, will discover much The Gun Hill, Southwold. Engraved by P. to enable us to give, or to require from a work which at first was not seen, and, therefore,
Heath, from a drawing by H. Davy. Grif. like the Literary Gazette, particular notices. could not be appreciated.
fith. But as the present collection contains speci. No, 7. Preparing for a Masquerade, drawn mens by the principal English lithographic by G. Childs after Green.— Pleasing enough, this fine and delightfully situated battery, of
A VERY pleasing and well-engraved view of draftsmen, and illustrates the annual advance and, in execution, creditable to the lithographic six eighteen-pounders ; originally constructed of a young and important art, it requires some- draftsman. thing more from us than a general commendation, and we therefore proceed to a short cri- Lynch after T. Warrington-We do not think wold is celebrated for two great naval battles
No. 8. Miss Bartolozzi, drawn by J. H. by order of the late Duke of Cumberland, who
landed at Southwold in October 1745. South. tical examination of the contents fifteen the design of the original picture in good taste. fought in its bay, better known by the name plates.
Mr. Lynch's execution, although clever, wants of Sulebay. The first was in 1666, between No. 1. A Calm, drawn by P. Gauci after clearness and decision. Wichelo, is beautifully executed. The smoke No. 9. An Egyptian Girl, drawn by Richard the English fleet of 114 men of war and fri. from the evening sun-- the sun just going J. Lane, A.R.A., after Edward Lane. --Beau. gates, and the Dutch fleet of 103 men of war, down-the contracted glitter upon the rippling tiful — most beautiful — graceful, simple, and of seventy ships : the second was in 1672, be
in which the latter were defeated, with the loss water, and the small sails that catch the last elegant – yet, in our opinion, it would have
tween the combined fleets of England and rays, are magically expressed, without in the been still more so if the two arches which France, and the Dutch fleet, the issue of which least interfering with the broad and tranquil appear in the background had not been intro
was rather uncertain. effect which pervades the whole scene. duced, or if they had been kept more subdued. No. 2. La Leçon, drawn by Thomas Fair. The mastery which Mr. Lane possesses over
PANORAMA OF SYDNEY. land after Stephanoff
. - Stephanoff's composi- the lithographic art is complete: this print YESTERDAY we had a private view of an adtions are generally founded upon sentiment— may stand without disparagement by the finest mirable panorama of Sydney, New South Wales, they are consequently refined. In La Leçon works of the graver.
painted by Mr. R, Burford, in Leicester Square. there is more of humble life than is usually No. 10. Lavinia and her Mother, painted It is, altogether, one of the most interesting represented by this artist. The execution is and drawn by J. W. Giles.—Mercy on us ! was exhibitions of the kind we have ever seen. The less minute than that of Mr. Fairland's most ever any thing half so dreadful? There is some harbour of Port Jackson and the surrounding extraordinary drawing of last year =" the reason for the positive black and white of a country are peculiarly suited for panoramic efProwsy Messenger ;” but the want of minutiæ chess-board, but here is black and white in the fect ; and the natives in various pursuits, throwis compensated for by freedom and variety of most unreasonable manner. It is impossible to ing spears, performing dances, &c. &c., give touch.
look at this print with any degree of pleasure, great spirit to the scene, and contribute much No. 3. Interior of the Abbey of St. Ouen, from the ultra light and shade; although the to its picturesque appearance. The colonists Rouen, drawn by F. Mackenzie. - As a speci- execution of the details is faultless, and in some too, military, civil, and culprit, are well dismen of lithography in the hands of a patient places would claim our particular praise, yet posed in many a group; and all the novel feaand clever draftsman, this plate has certainly the overwhelming general effect makes us turn tures of this strange quarter of the world help never been surpassed. Every architectural away with the exclamation, “ Mercy on us ! to render the picture, as we have said, one of detail is given with the most scrupulous accu. was ever any thing half so dreadful ?" the most pleasing and curious that could have racy-and even the embroidery upon the robes No. 11. Robin Hood's Bay, on the coast of been produced. of the various figures proceeding in religious Yorkshire, drawn from Nature and on Stone procession, though these figures are not more by F. Nicholson. - Here is the very opposite
ORIGINAL POETRY. than half an inch in height. Yet the general effect to Mr. Giles's black and white - gray OPENING OF THE NIEBELUNGENLIED. effect has been as carefully studied and pre- and misty, with a glorious gleam of sunshine To us in ancient stories be marvels many told served ; the eye, therefore, which is attracted streaming through the broken clouds, and by Of glorious achievements of the mighty men by the first glance, becomes more and more far more carefully finished than the generality of old charmed by closer examination.
of Mr. Nicholson's lithographic drawings. Both of feastings and fightings, both of blood No. 4. Dover from the London Road, drawn No. 12. La Chasseresse, drawn by A. Hoffay and of tears: from Nature and on Stone by W. Westall, after J. Green.--A portrait, no doubt--affected I too will tell my story, if you vouchsafe your A. R. A. - This is, unquestionably, a clever in idea and in attitude, with both head and print, but the distance is too woolly to please arm strangely twisted. Mr. Hoffay's drawing In Burgundy to womanhood a noble maiden us; and the great labour which has been be- is better than such a conceit merits.
grew, stowed upon the foreground, particularly on No. 13. Mont Blanc, drawn by William So fair, that in no country was nought more the foliage, is painfully obvious.
Gauci after Villeneuve, we almost think an fair to view ; No. 5. The Bride, drawn by C. Childs after improvement on Villeneuve's much-admired Chrimbild was she called, a lovely maiden she, Stephanoff.- A beautiful group of pretty faces. large lithographic plate, from which it is a And for her many noble knights were doom'd Never did bride blush more languishingly in copy. The granulation of William Gauci's
their death to dree. her mirror-never did mamma more demurely drawings on stone is very peculiar, and always If many loved the maiden, no marvel that I clasp a daughter's bracelet. never did brides to be admired for its clearness and harmony. maid expatiate more officially upon the propriety No. 14. A Cottage Girl, drawn by W. P. For she was gazed on daily by heroes good and
hold, of becoming looks — never was any article of Sherlock after S. Drummond.-Vulgar - pro
bold : dress so exquisitely managed as the bonnet of bably so much the truer copy of nature. Mr. the aforesaid bridesmaid, to shed such a deli. Sherlock, no doubt, has faithfully followed the She was surpassing lovely—she was a noble cious twilight over her beautiful countenance picture before him; and, as far as he is con- and good as she was lovely ;-her truth no
maid, and never--never did any one look more arch, cerned, it is a clever print. more merry, or more enchanting, than that No. 15. Tourists in Ireland, drawn by M.
tongue gainsaid. girl-over her companion's shoulder. To forget Gauci after W. H. Brooke, A. R. H. A. - We There was a boy in Netherland, a boy of the artist in his subject is far more compli- cannot say much for the elder Gauci's execu- kingly kind; mentary to him than any critical praise can be tion in this drawiug : it is feeble and unde- His father was King Siegesmond, his mother + and of Mr. Childs, as the copyist, we havel cided, which ill accords with the nerves neces- Siegelind :
CHARACTER AND ANECDOTE.NO. XIV.
Within a noble city, far round the nations
SKETCHES OP SOCIETY.
and the volcano, that should awe and shake us, known,
we look and listen for in vain. Time, how. In Santen by the Rhine, to manhood he was
A Genuine Gaelic Proclamation. The crier ever, as we have before said, may do much ; grown.
and in the mean while, we beg Miss Phillips I tell you of this hero, how beautiful he was,
sounds a flourish on that delightfully sonorous For blaming of his beauty all over was no cause; tent um ye land-Touping Hallions, the" meikle tiously join in the strain of panegyric poured
instrument, the bag-pipe ; then loquitur, "Tak to believe, that although we cannot conscien. Full strong and full stately was the comely deil tamn ye, tat are within the bounds. If
forth by some of our contemporaries, we think bold young man ; Ha! what mighty honour unto this world he ony o’ye be foond fishing in ma Lort Preadal. her, beyond all comparison, the best tragic pine's gruns, he'll be first headit, and syne sincere pleasure every step she makes (and we
actress now on the stage ; and shall bail with hangit, and syne droon't ; an’if ta loon's bauld have strong hopes she will make many,)
toSiegfried he was called, this champion so good; enouch to come back again, his horse and cart wards the great goal at which her ambition He wasted kingdoms many in the virtue of will be ta'en frae him ;* and if ta teil's sae his mood;
points. grit wi' him tat he shews his ill-faurd face ta He in his strength and glory rode many a three times, far waur things wull he dune till is drawing crowded houses, and is, we per
The new historical drama of Charles XII. realm around ;
him. An noo tat ye a' ken ta wull o'ta lairt, ceive, announced for every night of Mr. Lis. Ha! what a furious horseman for Burgundy I'll een gang hame and sup ma brose.”
Those who are fond of was found !
A Judicious Title.-On a vacancy in the curious coincidences,” may be entertained Ere yet this dauntless hero had a beard his Scotch bench, a certain advocate of some stand
ing at the bar, but by no means remarkable for by learning that Charles XII. was undeWith his own hand I tell ye such wonders he the brilliancy of his parts, or the extent of his signedly
produced on the 110th anniversary of
that monarch's death, who was killed before had done,
legal knowledge, was in full expectation of That ever more about them we might both being appointed to the vacant gown. This is Frederickshall, between the hours of nine and
ten in the evening of the 11th of December, sing and say
done by a court letter, signed with the king's 1718. But we must pass them over until another day. sign manual. In the full futter of his darling In Siegfried's fairest season, in the spring-time hopes, he one day encountered an old brother of his days,
lawyer notorious for the acidity of his temper, MR. KEAN has at length made the plunge. Were many wonders spoken of him and of his and the poignancy and acrimony of his remarks: He performed Virginius for the first time on praise Weel, freend Robby,” said the latter,"
Monday last to a crowded and excited auditory, What honour he had conquered, and how Mr. <_k, I have every reason to believe so.
hear ye’re to get the vaacant goon.". “Yes, who cheered him on his task with an enthulovely was his frame;
siasm as gratifying, no doubt, to the feelings “ Have ye gotten doon your letter yet frae of the actor, as it was complimentary to his And red was many a lady's cheek when men but named his name.
London ?" « No; but I expect an express former exertions. And burst upon us he cer
every minute." “Nae doot, nae doot. Have tainly did, “ like a giant refreshed.”. He was, He now was so y-waxen, that he to court did you bethocht yoursel o' what teetle ye're to
ride, Where him with admiration fair dames and the teetle o' ane o' oor grandest dukes. Gude-|(a scrupulous adherence to the text having, tak ? Lord H-n will never do : ye ken that's perhaps, as perfect in the words of the part as
we ever remember him to have been in any maidens eyed :
sake, for a bit session lordy like you to gang unfortunately, never been one of his charac. They wished, when they beheld him, to lead the by the style and teetle o' ane high and michty teristics); and, as a whole, we have no hesitaboy astray ;
prince ! my certy, that wad be a bonny boor- tion in saying, he played it quite as well as he But he was modest-hearted that was his shield lesque on'a' warldly honours and dignities. would have done in the meridian of his glory. and stay.
Weel a-weel, let that be a pass over. Noo a But it needed not for us to witness Mr. Kean's 'Twas on the seventh morning, to Worms upon teetle ye maun hae, that's as clear as the licht; performance of Virginius to be convinced that the sand,
[hand; and there's ane come just now into my head it must be inferior in many respects to the He came with all his company, riding by his that will answer ye to a t; when ye’re a lord, powerful, masterly, we may say perfect, porWith gold their armour gleamed, and proudly freend Robby, ye'll be Lord Preserve Us!" trait stamped upon our hearts by Mr. Macsate each one,
" You are very impertinent, Mr. Ck,” re-ready. That gentleman's personation of Yir. And stately stept their horses the level sands plied the nettled judge-expectant; I am sure
gini is allowed on all hands to be his chef. upon. you may find a waur (worse).” There never
d'ouvre. He has made the character his Their shields they were new ; they were broad perhaps was, or will be, comprehended so much own ; and we have no hope of seeing an and they were bright;
pithy meaning and bitter sarcasm in a single approach to his excellence in it: but when And beautiful their helmets, as beseemeth syllable, as that which formed the astounding Mr. Kean's Virginius is called a failure, we noble knight ; response_“ Whaur (where) ?"
think the term a harsh, if not an unjust Thus Siegfried the bold to King Gunther's
We contend, that the admirers of Mr. castle came :
Kean will find as many beauties, and his nonI wis a comelier riding was never than that same.
admirers as many defects, in his Virginius, “ Now, greatly do I marvel,” said King Gun- Miss PHILLIPS has made her appearance in as in his Brutus (L. Junius), his Bertram, of ther, out of hand,
Juliet, and has only confirmed us in the opi- any other of his popular characters which are “Why you, most noble Siegfried, hast ridden nion we from the first entertained, and have of modern creation. Mr. Kean has not failed to this land;
repeatedly expressed, respecting her. It was a in the part - but Mr. Kean cannot act that Or what you wish to come at in Worms here sensible, lady-like performance, true enough to particular part so well as Mr. Macready. He on the Rhine."
nature in the level and playful portions of the has, however, afforded us this gratification Then to the host thus spake the guest :_"A character, but more distinctly betraying her the proof that he is still able to study a new simple tale be mine :
want of power than any of her former efforts. part, and execute it in a style worthy of his long
Her Juliet is a lovely, sensitive girl, a creature established, great, and well-deserved reputation. “Men many times did tell me, within my fa- of gentle smiles and quiet tears. Her love is a Charles Kemble's Icilius, Miss Foote's Virginia, ther's land,
flower that the first cold day would kill—the and Terry's Siccius Dentatus, were as perfect That round the great King Gunther there first rude breeze bend to the earth without a in their way as Mr. Macready's Virginius :-of rode a peerless band :
struggle ;-her “passion scarce deserves the this splendid constellation but one star remains No other knights could match them—such name;" but the love of Shakespeare's Juliet visible. Mr. C. Kemble's Icilius is as fine as men I'd fain be near
ever ; but Miss Jarman can neither act nor look No outland knight durst beard them and
Virginia. We longed to transplant Miss Phil. therefore am I here.
Miss Phillips's deepest affliction affects us no lips from Drury Lane. It is a part exactly “ For I too am a soldier, and born to wear a
more than would an April shower. The wild suited to her years and powers : and why does crown,
grief, and the wilder fears, of the doating, de- not Mr.Fawcett play Siccius Dentatus? Judging Which from right noble fathers, a worthy line, spairing Italian — the torrent, the whirlwind, from his Casca, he would be the very persen. comes down ;
(line ; It would seem that honest Donald thought the forfeit- By the by, stage-manager, we never saw such But none shall say I owe it to nothing but my ure of the horse and cart a inuch inore grievous punish. il-drilled soldiers, or so badly-organised a mob, But that of right of prowess, too, bith crown ment than the heading, hanging, and drowning pasircuma at Covent Garden Theatre. and land are mine.''
contempuble proof that Paddy and C. D. Donald are " vera brithers."
On Wednesday evening, a new drama, in
" is like the lava flood That boils in Etna's breast of flame."
General of Madras, late one of the Common Pleaders of
five acts, was produced here, entitled, Wo. is a very young man, should one of these days ing lis Majesty's brig Chanticleer, dated man's Love, or the Triumph of Patience. write an excellent play. Let him burn this Monie Video, September 22, up to which Andrea, Duke of Saluzzo, having married a immediately, and go to work on a more pleasing time' all the scientific objects of the voyage maid of low degree, doubts the sincerity of her and probable story; make his characters do had proceeded very satisfactorily. The meri. love, and tries her affection and obedience, more, and talk less ; acquire a proper horror of dian distances had been determined between first by spiriting away their only child, then all walking gentlemen and ladies ;-and we Falmouth and Funchal, Teneriffe, St. Antonio, divorcing her for not bearing more children, will venture to say there is that in him which St. Paul's Rock near the Equator, the island sending her back in her peasant's garb to her in these degenerate days may do the stage of l'ernando Noronha, and between the latter father's house, pretending to marry a young some service. Who would have supposed from and Cape Frio, Rio de Janeiro, St. Catharine's, princess of Bologna, and, lastly, obliging her to reading the Hours of Idleness that Lord Byron and Monte Video, at which latter place a satisappear at the wedding and officiate as mistress would ever have written Don Juau ?
factory set of pendulum experiments was comof the ceremonies to her rival. The new Gri.
pleted. The Chanticleer was expected to sail selda, obeying most submissively all these de.
ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE.
sbout the beginning of October towards the licate commands, and suffering every indignity The second performance of the pupils of the south, in the further prosecution of the ob. that her fond husband can devise to inflict Royal Academy of Music, well headed and jects of the voyage.-Hampshire Telegraph. upon her and her family with unshaken pa- led by De Begnis, took place on Thursday, tience and undiminished' affection, Duke An. when Rossini's opera L'Inganno Felice was drea, at length, vouchsafes to be convinced produced. Miss Childe and Mr. E. Seguin
LITERARY NOVELTIES. that she loves him for himself, and not for his particularly distinguished themselves, and ob- volume of the Archæologia of the Society of Antiquaries dignity; and, therefore, informs her that she tained great applause. . Mr. A. Sapio, Mr. is, we understand, in the progress of printing, under the is still Duchess of Saluzzo, and that the young Hodges, and Mr. Brizzi, were also very suc- care of Henry Elis, Esq. the joint secretary, and may lady he talked of marrying is no other than cessful.
Among the more curious articles which it contains, will their own daughter, the little Rosamond, of
be found a Fragment of a New Chronicle of the reign of whose murder he has been deemed guilty by We understand that the English Opera House Painted Chamber, made for the Society by the late
King Edward III.-The drawings
from the walls of the his loving wife and loyal subjects for nearly is likely to open very early in January, having Charles Stothard, 'Esq. in 1820, are also, we understand, seventeen years! Such is the outline of the been again arranged for the performance of Dr. Andrew Ure, M.D. F.R.S., &c. has in the press a most improbable plot of this very, very dull French" plays. The company, we are glad to large octavo volume, entitled a New System of Geology, drama, the two first acts of which passed hear, is superior to that of last season ; and, mated Nature are reconciled at once to Modern Science over in solemn silence—the pause before the storm which must have ensued but for a lucky engaged. among other novelties, the popular Coulon is and Sacred History. The author has undertaken to
solve, on the known laws of physics and chemistry, withapology made by Mr. Bartley for Mr. C. Kem.
out invoking comets or any astronomical fictions to his ble, who laboured under a distressing hoarse
aid, the various enigmas relative to the temperature of The remaining three acts improved a
the antediluvian globe, and to the gradation of the or
ganic remains of its successive strata, which Cuvier, little in action, and the dialogue now and then Lithography. --Several important improve. Humboldt, and other philosophers, have regarded as beapproached the verge of poetry. But Dul- ments in the art of lithography having been yond the scope of science to explain.
Nearly ready for publication, Commentaries on the ness still sat upon it like an incubus; and the communicated to the French Academy by History, Constitution, and Chartered Franchises of the only feeling its strongest situations were cal. Messrs. Chevalier and Langlumé, the mem- City of London, by George Newton, Esq. Advocate culated to awaken was of so unpleasant a bers of the Academy to whom the consideration the City of London: edited by Edward Tyrrell, Esq. description, that we cannot account for the of the subject was referred, have reported that Deputy Remembrancer of the City of London unmixed applause which, we are bound to say, those improvements appear to them to approxi
There is announced to be published, by subscription, accompanied the falling of the curtain. The mate the art as nearly to perfection as it is and in Parts, 313x77), or the Road of Faith;
being a complete Catechism of , insults and injuries heaped upon the heads of capable of arriving.
Rites, and Belief, arranged as Dialogues, in the purest Bianca and her family by the cruel and ca. Glass. The commission of the French Aca- Hebrew, by the late Rev. Dr. R. Meldola, chief Rabbi in pricious duke, are of so vile a character as to demy, to which the specimens of crown and London, and accompanied by a correct English transrender their submission ridiculous, if not cri. Aint glass presented to the Academy by Messrs. The Rev. J. D. Parry, M.A. of St. Peter's College, minal. Aurelio, the brother of the persecuted Thibaudeau and Bontemps had been referred, Cambridge, has in the press the Legendary Cabinet: a
ish Naiional Ballads, Ancient and Molady, it is true, bounces and Hectors, some- has adjourned its report until it receives addi- dern, from the best Authors, with Notes and Illustrations, thing in “ Ercles’ vein ;' but he is a mere tional specimens, in which the flint glass is to The Second Series of Hood's Whims and Oddities, talker, and is put down by one word from the possess greater density, and the crown glass to
which has been some time out of print, is extant in a
new impression. foolish old tyrant, who has voluntarily lived be of larger dimensions. M. Arago, in order In the Press. Natural History of Enthusiasm. The seventeen years under suspicion of infanticide, to shew still more how unfounded is the gene- drawn from Real Life, by Piers Shafton, Gent. ; and
Female , in Tales for the purpose of ascertaining whether his ral opinion of the ease with which crown glass also, the second edition, Snatches from Oblivion. wife loves him or not! Mr. Kemble, despite can be fabricated, informed the Academy that of his severe cold, did all that man could do to be knew an optician in Paris who was stopped
Memoirs of Scipio de Ricci, translated by Roscoe, redeem such a character from supreme con- in the construction of an important instrument, 2 vots. 8vo. 11. 12. bds.- The Castilian, by the Author tempt: we could almost quarrel with him, by the impossibility of procuring for it pieces of Gomez Arias, 3 vols, post dvo. 11. 118. od. bds.--Hunindeed, for wasting such fine acting on so of crown glass of sufficient size.
garian Tales, by the Author of the Lettre de Cachet, revolting a subject,--to say nothing of three The second general assembly of the Société 12mo. 2. hf.-bd.-Belfrage's Counsels for the Sanctuary,
3 vols. post 8vo. 11. 118. 6d. bds.--Elements of Geography, most picturesque and classical dresses. Miss de Géographie, under the presidence of the post 8vo. 78. 6d. bds.--English History made easy, on a Jarman was the Bianca, and Mr. Warde the Baron Cuvier, took place on Thursday, and the Life of Christ, 18mo. 2. Gid. hf.-bd. -- Winter Evenings
Popular Plan, 18mo. 38. 6d. hf.-bd. - Conversations on Aurelio, and, with Mr. Bartley and Mrs. was numerously attended. The chief attrac- at College, 2 vols. 18mo. &e. hf.-bd.- Wadd on Corpulency, Egerton, shared the rest of the dialogue be- tion, however, appeared to be the presence of &c. with plates, 8vo. 88. cd. bds:-Saul
at Endor, a Dra
matic Sketch, by Rev. E. Smedley, 8vo. 38. 6d. sewed. tween them; for our lively friend Green was the celebrated voyager, Auguste Caillé, to A Sunday Book, Moral Discourses for Young Persons, thrust into a part of about a dozen silly lines; whom the society awarded a prize of 12,000 2 vols. 18mo. 98. cloth.-Merry Thoughts for Merry Moand the remainder of the dramatis persona, francs some time since, for having penetrated tion of Songs, 12mo. 48. tid. bds.- The Nightingale, a
ments, oblong folio, 58. sewed.-The Thrush, a Collecto the number of eight or ten, had nothing to as far as Timbuctoo.–Our Paris Letter. Collection of Songs, 12mo. 48. 6d. bds.-McGavin's Scots do but literally to walk through the piece, much New Settlement.--The Sunday Times, which Worthies, Vol. 11. 8vo. 118.; Vol. I. sixth edition, tvo.
118. Protestant Reformation Vindicated, by the Author in the way that we once saw Wilkinson in a has had good intelligence respecting the New of the Protestant, 4s. bds. farce of Peake's at the English_Opera. Mr. Settlement on the west side of Australia, says: Diddear and Mrs. Vining, Mr. Raymond and “ It is not, at present, proposed to send out per.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Miss Scott, Mr. Baker and Mr. Blanchard, sons from England as settlers. The course to
We agree with Clericus in most of his remarks on pulwith three or four attendants, set out from be pursued, we believe, is this :- The survey pit eloquence ; but his letter is too long for insertion; and Bologna, hand in hand, and walk once or concluded, should the report be favourable to he is certainly mistaken, when he attributes the theatrical twice in each act across the stage, till, in the the project, it will be left to the governor of manner of a popular preacher to his having taken lessons last, they arrive at Saluzzo_no doubt with New South Wales to decide what step shall opportunities of witnessing his method of tuition with a excellent appetites for the banquet his grace be taken. It is anticipated that he will send near connexion of our own; and we can assure Clericus,
Jones , has fortunately prepared for them. Such are colonists from Sydney, to lay the foundation vout style and is most cautious to repress the least apthe defects of this play; and yet we should not of the new community.”
pearance of extravagance in tone or gesture. wonder if its anthor, whom we have heard Scientific Voyages.-Letters have been re.
To several inquiries addressed to us this week, we beg
to say that we have not yet had time to investigate the (and if not, we should have guessed as much) | ceived from Captain Henry Foster, command. I matters sufficiently to answer them.
LIST OF NEW BOOKS.