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admitting that the audacious mimic quoted whose educations can scarcely be called termi- | Assistant Secretary. 2. An inquiry into the

not always upon oath,' exposed such in-door nated, and whose judgments are not yet mature: probability of a tradition connected with the and out-of-door holders-forth, as fair game to but they all give promises of hope ; and in a few library and furniture of James IV. King of those who had procured a license from Wit to years we shall, no doubt, find them less dog- Scotland, and of these having been carried off sport in the field of Satire.”

matical and dictatorial, more enlarged in their after the battle of Flodden, and set up at Speke

views, and more sound in their decisions. Hall, county of Lancaster; with several beauSIGHTS OF BOOKS.

A French Literary Gazette has been for tiful drawings of the interior and elevation of Uncle Peregrine's Heiress. By Ann of Swan- some time projected, in imitation of the Lon. Speke Hall, by William Robert Wharton,

3 vols. Newman and Co. don ; but the immense mass of materials, and Esq. F.A.S. London.-Edinburgh Saturday CONTAINING the usual ingredients: a titled their variety, frighten the parties. A French- Post. and handsome hero—an outrageously beautiful man is a great stickler for method; he must do heroine, who suffers all kinds of undeserved every thing by rule, and in what he calls a

PINS ARTS. misfortunes.a few convenient deaths and happy classical manner : hence most of their Literary

BRITISH INSTITUTION. marriages ;—such, young ladies, are the con- Journals are special; and in order for a person HAVING spoken generally of the present Er. tents of these volumes. "For ourselves, we are to be au courant of what passes in the literary hibition at the British Gallery, we proceed to free to confess, that we are somewhat past the and scientific world, the arts, &c., he must make a few remarks on some of the most proage of these things.

subscribe to at least twenty different Monthly minent of its features.

Journals. When mentioning French Jour- No. 1. Presentation of an English Roman The Honey Bee ; its Natural History, Phy- nals, we may hint at the cause of the small Catholic Family* to Pius VII., containing siology, and Management. By Edward Be- numbers printed of many of them :-the irre. Portraits of Cardinal Gonsalvi, Riaria Maestro van, M.D. 12mo. pp. 404. London, 1827. gularity of publication. There is a fixed day di Camera, Canova, Gibson, Rieppenhausen, Baldwin and Cradock.

for their appearance, but it is never kept : and others. J. P. Davis. — There are few We fear that the ingenious author of this inte- and a Periodical which ought to appear on the greater difficulties in the art of painting, than resting work will think us drones for having so Ist, very frequently does not come out until to give to a group of portraits the air of an long allowed it to lie unnoticed on our table. We the 10th, 15th, or even 20th. If they keep historical composition. It must have cost assure him, however, that (except in one point) to time within a week, they consider it a Mr. Davis much study and pains to conquer we are good hard workers ; and that we have marvellous effort of regularity; whereas, in that difficulty as he has conquered it in this been prevented from introducing it to the atten. England, if the papers are not ready to the large and elaborate work. His anxiety to tion of our readers only by the swarm of other hour, they may shut up shop at once. Some. carry the principles on which he proceeded into publications. There is scarcely any subject of times, indeed, the French make up for the de- colour, as well as into form, has probably been more curious and entertaining contemplation lay in a singular manner ; for instance, the the cause of his adopting a general tone, which than the bee; and Dr. Bevan has here presented Asiatic Journal, for January 1828, was pub- is certainly too subdued; and which perhaps to the world, in a concise but perspicuous shape, lished three weeks before the number for De- appears the more so, in consequence of the all that has hitherto been known with respect cember 1827. This is what M. Azais would neighbourhood of gayer hues. to the character, habits, and management of call a compensation.

No. 50. Amphitrite. W. Hilton, R.A. that most sagacious and extraordinary insect ; Animal Magnetism is making proselytes here, There is classical feeling, and more than clasadding numerous and valuable original remarks, and the 3d Number of its “ Propagator" is a sical purity, in every thing that comes from which have been suggested to him by his own strong matter.

Mr. Hilton's accomplished pencil

. This is a observation and experience. He appears to us

sweet and elegant composition, and would to have completely succeeded in his object of

make an excellent pendant to the “ Europa" “ affording a popular view of the present state The LONDON INSTITUTION. A series of an ornament of the gallery of that true and


by the same artist, which was so distinguished of apiarian knowledge, historical, physiological, and practical ;” and we strongly recommend his evening Conversazione communced here last lamented friend of British genius, the late volume to all admirers of the inexhaustible merously attended. New inventions, and spea

Wednesday; and the meeting was very nu. Lord de Tabley. wonders of nature. cimens of improvements, were exhibited; and a Love.No. 19. Cupid intercedes for Psyche.

No. 5. " Venus now wakes, and wakens Miller's Chart of the Administration, from the lecture delivered by Mr. Partington, of which w. Etty, A.R.A. We own that, generally Accession of George III. to the 1st February, we shall speak in our next.

speaking, we think Mr. Etty more successful 1828. London, J. Miller.

in pictures of this size than in those of greater On the face of a sheet of paper, by a simple and LITERARY AND LEARNED. magnitude. Both these little productions are clear columnar arrangement, we have here pre- Oxford), Feb. 2.-On Thursday last the fol- very attractive, especially in colour. Mr. Etty sented to us, at one glance, the component parts lowing degrees were conferred in congrega- communicates an admirable texture to his of every Administration or Cabinet to whom our tion:

flesh_leaving off at the line, so nice and difGovernment has been confided for sixty-seven

Masters of Arts---Hon, and Rev. R. F. King, St. Mary ficult to hit, where too great looseness ends, years. The dates are affixed, and every change Hall, Grand Compounder ; Rev. T. Hughes, Jesus Col- and too great hardness begins. His drawing is is obvious at first sight. Need we add, that lege: Bered: Bond, Wadham College ; 1: Hill, Brasen occasionally careless; we say “ careless," bethe utility of the Chart and its readiness for pose College ; Rev. J. L. Capper, Rev. G. Jeans, Pembroke College.

cause it is impossible that an artist who has for reference are great recommendations to the Bachelors of Arts.J. Tanner, Queen's College: Viscount so many years, and so unremittingly, studied public? The idea of giving so much informa- Calweight, Christ Mankham; #: E. Mr Beneincseholar

; the

living model, can err in that respect from

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tion, by a design in this form, is ingenious, and w. Millner, Worcester College ; R. J. Gould,'St. Alban want of knowledge. Let Mr. Etty also be-
deserves to be rewarded.

Hall; T. J. Birch, G. Roots, Brasennose College ; H. V: ware of voluptuousness : it is one of the most
Shortland, Lord Crewe's Exhibitioner, Lincola College;

E. P. Smith, Pembroke College ; N. Goldsmid, Exeter unpardonable sins against taste.

No. 314. The Ducal Palace, Venice. R. P.
Paris, Feb. 1.

Bonington. - If it possessed a little more sun-
The French are gradually imitating English

CAMBRIDGE, Feb. 1.-Dr. Smith's annual niness of effect, this fine picture might chalmethods of publication. After exclamations long prizes of £25 each, to the two best proficients lenge comparison with the best of Canaletti's and lond against advertisments

being admitted in mathematics and natural philosophy among works. It has all the truth of the camerainto the newspapers, save literary paragraphs, the Commencing Bachelors of Arts, were on obscura.

The execution is masterly ; not only all the journals now admit advertisements, even

Friday last adjudged to Mr. C. Perry, of Tri- in the buildings, water, &c. but also in the those of quack doctors, with the pronoun we, to nity College, and Mr. J. Baily, of St. John's figures

, which are numerous, and to which, by give greater effect to the dose. The Edinburgh College, the first and second Wranglers.

a few bold and well-placed touches, Mr. Bonand Quarterly Reviews were railed against for

ington has given a character and an expression their lumbering size and infrequency of publica- The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland met rarely to be seen in the produetions of this tion,-and there are now no fewer than four on Monday night, when William Henry Mur- branch of the arts. published under similar forms : La Revue ray, Esq. and Captain R. R. Trotter, proposed No. 131. Wreckers off Fort Rouge ; Calais Américaine, la Revue Britannique, la Revue as fellows, and Peter Buchan, of Peterhead, in the distance. C. Stanfield.--Mr. Stanfield Trimestrielle, quarterly—and la Revue Fran- proposed as a corresponding member, were has for some years been making rapid advances çaise every two months :— they are all far, duly elected. The following papers were then in his profession; and may now be justly con. very far, behind their English models ; for they read :-1. Notices regarding the site of Mac- sidered as taking his place in the first ranks of are principally written by unfledged authors, I beth's castle at Inverness, by Mr. Anderson, # We believe that of the Earl of Shrewsbury.

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it. His pictures have always some striking | publication illustrates the Pass of the Great

ORIGINAL POETRY. quality about them ; something which arrests Saint Bernard, of which Mr. Brockedon justly the eye of a spectator as it wanders over the observes, that “there is no passage of the Alps walls of a gallery, and compels him to approach which affords to the traveller greater pleasure, ALAS! the days of Chivalry are fled ! and admire. The composition, both of lines either in the enjoyment or the recollection of

The brilliant tournament exists no more! and of chiaro-scuro in this spirited work, is his journey to Italy; for, besides the wildness Our loves are cold and dull as ice or lead, moet skilfully managed. While we were look of this Alpine pass, and the beauty of the valley And courting is a most enormous bure ! ing at it, we were annoyed by hearing a Cock- of Aosta, through which the road to Turin con- In those good“ olden times,” a “ladye bright"

"a ney-critic at our elbow censuring the colour of tinues after it leaves the mountains,--the kind

Might sit within her turret or her bower, the “ vater.” Now, every body who has, at reception which he experiences from the reli- While lovers sang and played without all night, any period of his life, been on terms of intimacy gious community at the hospice on the summit

And deemed themselves rewarded by a flower. with the sea, well knows the variety of hues of the Saint Bernard, is remembered as long as which, in different moods, its waves can as- he can be grateful for the devotion which induces Yet, if one favoured swain would persevere, sume ; and that among those hues, that which these excellent men to offer to the traveller their

In despite of her haughty scorn and laugh, Mr. Stanfield has chosen for his great mass of welcome, and spread for him their hospitality Perchance she threw him, with the closing year, half-tint is not the one which the least fre- in the wilderness." Of the subjects of this

An old odd glove, or else a worn-out scarf. quently recurs.. Perhaps a little less “ mak. Number, we were most struck with “ The Lake And he a thousand oaths of love would swear, ing-out” in the boat, and in the objects of the of the Great Saint Bernard, from the Hospice," As, in an ecstacy, he caught the prize ; middle-distance, might have been advantageous (in which are introduced trvo of the invaluable Then would he gallop off, the Lord knows to the general effect.

and well-known dogs of Saint Bernard); “The where, No. 329. Who'll serve the King? R. Farrier. Descent from the Great Saint Bernard, on the Telling another thousand monstrous lies - The class of subjects to which Mr. Farrier side of Italy;” and “ The Chateau of St. Ger. All picturing her matchless beauty, which seems for some time to have pretty generally main, from the Defile of Mont Jovet.” The devoted himself, must be one of great interest first vignette, the view of the “ Hospice” itself, Seeing he could but see her 'cross the ditch,

He might discern, I ween, not much about, and amusement. What objects of contempla- is also very beautiful.

As she between the lattice peeped out. tion can be more entertaining and delightful than the occupations and sports of " innocent

NORTHERN SOCIETY. We take much of then, away he'd ride o'er sea and land, little men and women,” as Dr. Johnson so pleasure in announcing that at a meeting of And dragons fell and mighty giants smite, happily called children Mr. Farrier's “ Tra- the Directors of the Northern Society for the With the tough spear he carried in his hand : gedy" must be fresh in the recollection of the Promotion of the Fine Arts, held a few days And all to prove himself her own true knight. public. The present picture is as excellent in since, it was resolved that the gallery should be its way. Nothing can be finer than the gay, opened early in May this year, for the exhibi- Meanwhile, a thousand more, as wild as he, swaggering air of the urchin who is endeavour- tion and sale of pictures by living artists. It

Were all employed about the self-same thing; ing by the offer of a new brass button, to is not easy for us to convey a knowledge of And when each had rode hard for his “ ladye, enlist a poor little fellow, who appears half the advantages which the fine arts have de- They all came back and met within a ring. alarmed, and yet half tempted, to join the rived in the North of England from the es- Where all the men who were entitled “ syr” infantile band. --marching up in “ most ad- tablishment and exertions of this Institution,

Appeared with martial air and haughty frown, mired disorder," and with shouts of merriment, nor, consequently, how, much entitled it is Bearing “ long poles, each other up to stir,”* which are all but audible. to the support of British artists. Before the

And, in the stir up, thrust each other down. No. 399. The vain Jackdaw stripped of his Society had excited general attention towards stolen plumes. G. Lanco-The execution of painting and sculpture in this place, the most And then they gallopp'd round with dire intent, this picture is most curious and extraordinary. wealthy and respectable of the inhabitants Each knight resolved another's pride to Never have we beheld any thing like it since were almost indifferent to such subjects.

humble ; the days when the free Aourishes of Tomkins Within the last fifteen or twenty

years, during And laughter rang around the tournament or of Ashby used to captivate our boyish fan- which time frequent exhibitious in the town As oft as any of them had a tumble. cies , in the copies of which our own pothooks have cultivated a taste for pictures and the And when,

rchance, some ill-starred wight and hangers were the miserable imitations. sister art, a choice, if not a large, collection of

might die, We have in our time seen a little of the mé- works of merit has become the necessary ap

The victim of a stout unlucky poke, chanique of the art of painting; but we are at pendage of affluence. The example set by Mayhap some fair one wiped one beauteous eye, a loss to conceive the means which have enabled Leeds has also been followed by other places in

The rest smiled calmly on the deadly joke. Mr. Lance thus firmly, yet delicately, to tilt the North, until most of the principal towns Grer his canvass. The singular character of now boast their annual display of paintings. Soon then the lady, whose grim stalwart swain the execution, however, is far from being the We need not point out the benefits thus con- Had got the strongest horse and toughest pole, role attraction of this picture : it has other ferred on artists generally, or remind them Bedeck'd him kneeling with a golden chain, and much higher claims to attention. The how extensively a love for the productions of And plighted troth before the motley whole. colouring is gorgeous, and yet is so skilfully the pencil and the chisel has been thereby dif- Then trumpets sounded, bullocks whole were managed as to be devoid of glare. But it is fused, and, what is more german to the mat


(were seen ; in expression that its chief beauty lies. The ter, what a wide and profitable market has

Priests with shorn heads and lengthy beards shame and apprehension of the denuded daw, been thus opened. From a Correspondent at

"Mid clamorous shouts the happy pair were blest, and the contempt and indignation of the proud Leeds.

For Chivalry won Beauty's chosen queen. peacocks, are 80 admirably represented, that, recollecting also as we do (and who does not ?)

The Sheffield Mercury, mentioning the Leeds And when fair daughters bloom'd like beauMr. Lance's affecting picture of “ the Wounded Exhibition, adds :-“ Several other places have teous flowers, Heron,” in the last Exhibition of British now their annual display of works of art ; and To bless the gallant knight and stately dame, Artists in Suffolk Street

, we would really ad- it would surprise us, were such an institution They shut them up within their lonely towers, pise him to adopt a plan similar to that of begun in Sheffield, if it did not find warm and That squires might fight for them and win Mr. Chalon, and give the world a series of generous supporters.

them fame. works illustrative of the Passions of Birds.”

But maidens now from hall and park are The

gamut, from the tenderness of the dove to Works of art are at present collecting for an brought,
the ferocity of the vulture, would be abund- exhibition of painting and sculpture in Dum- Like Covent Garden flowers, in lots, to town!
antly extensive ; and Professor Wilson might fries. Amongst the specimens already sent in, No more by prowess in the lists 'tis sought-
perhaps be persuaded to write such another are paintings by Nasmyth, Wilson, Nicholson, Beauty's the purchase of the wealthiest
magnificent critique on the series, as that Watson, Ewbank, Howe, Harvey, Gilfillan, clown!
which was published in Blackwood last year on Geikie, Simson, Kidd, Bonnar, Lees, Allan, Alas! the days of Chivalry are fled !
Selby's Ornithology."
Johnston, Northcote, Ward, Fradelle, Hofland,

The brilliant tournament exists no more!
Glover, Richardson, Parker, Landseer, Good, Men now are cold and dull as ice or lead,
Nutter, Sheffield, Green, Dobson, &c. &c.

And even courtship is a dreadful bore !
The Passes of the Alps, No. V. By Sculptures by Chantry, Thorvaldson, Canova,
William Brockedon.
Gott, Smith, Ritchie, Henning, Dunbar, &c.

See Lady Morgan's chivalric defiance to the knights

of the inky plume. The present Number of this highly interesting &c.--Edinburgh Saturday Post.

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have half of Velluti's voice as well as his own may be best accounted for, by according to
_was agreeably base and diapasonic.

Mr. P. that praise which is peculiarly his, of
Here's a Health, Bonnie Scotland, to Thee !

A new ballet followed, sentimentally entitled adopting the very style of his prototypes, and Ballad. The Poetry by W. H. Freeman, Phillis et Mélibée, ou l'Amour Constant.-- imitating it so closely as to leave no botches

Esq. Composed by A. Lee. A. Lee. This piece abounds too much in pas seuls, between the junction of the old and new ma. Tuis is a beautiful air; but it ought to have pirouettes, and all the et-ceteras of dancing, tó terials. The same art is obvious in the critical been acknowledged that it is taken, almost please us. We desiderate a good, showy, bed-chamber scene, where the hint alone is note for note, from the delightful old Scots half-spectacle representation, full of Ólympian taken from Rowley's play above alluded to; song of Auld Rob Morris.

divinities, clouds, action, and so forth = of but the whole is wrought up to its full swing

course introducing groupings and single dances, of admirable yet modest équivoque, by the skill Recitativo Preghiera e Rondo. The Words but not absolutely, as in the present instance, of the author, and by (if we remember rightly)

from the Italiar. Drama “ Safio,” by T. J. composed of them. Besides, this is an impo- the introduction of passages from a similar Mathias, Esq. Composed by Ersilia Cian-sition, and should never have been produced, courtship in Greene's Tu Quoque, between chettini. S. Chapell.

except as a divertisement-not occupying in Spendall and the Widow. This sort of inci. This fine composition, though it does not representation more than a quarter of the time dent, however, was common to the drama on charm us so much as 0 Dafni, does great usually allotted to a grand ballet. The in- its revival in England ;-it agreed with the honour to the talents of the fair musician. dividual dancing, en masse, was worthy of manners of the age, and therefore appropriIn a former notice of this lady, we doubted laudation - particular parts, of reprehension ately makes a distinguished feature in a picture of that a female possessed the skill and ability --to wit, Boisgerard, who, in the most absurd that age, as now re-produced in the Merchant's which her music displayed; and, most ungal- costume we ever beheld (an old peasant in a Wedding. The same verisimilitude occurs in lantly, hinted a suspicion of masculine help. ridiculous tunic), stamped about and bent the ludicrous showing of Timothy Seathrift We are now ready to retract this doubt, and his back in a manner quite wonderful to be- (Keeley) as a fish; a thing not to be carped award Miss C. still higher praise.

hold. The head-dress of Copère was incom- at, as it is in perfect keeping in a play profess

prehensible, and looked like frosted basket. ing to exhibit London Frolics in 1638. All The Favourite Christmas Hymn, Adeste Fi- work. Brocard was beautifully attired, and our writers of that period (Shakespeare not exdelis, Harmonised for Four Voices ; with an beautiful to see.

cepted-see Caliban passim) abound with alluAccompaniment for the Organ or Piano-forte. We have some objections to offer, before con- sions to a hoax of this description ; and it seems By Vincent Novello.

cluding, and shall first enter our protest against to have been the coastant practice of roystering Though this is not a novelty to those who the abominable thunder, which, in addition to gallants, when they caught a gudgeon, to fill attend places of Roman Catholic worship, where its interrupting and marring the effect of one him drunk and exhibit him as one. And the it is very regularly performed at Christmas, of Pasta's loveliest songs, excited universal national curiosity, for which, even in these yet its high deserts induce us to recommend consternation amongst the young ladies and more enlightened days, we are notorious, often it for general practice. The hymn is, indeed, elderly gentlemen in the pit. We object to repaid them abundantly for their trick. The beautifully harmonised ; and the effect it pro- the stupid interdiction about going behind the situation, therefore, which is from Mayne's duces is at once touching and elevating. scenes, and the fines and penalties thereby in- play, has not only the merit of being highly


We object to the stalls in the pit, for humorous and laughable, but also of being an

reasons hereafter to be offered. We object to illustration of the manners of the time.

Brambilla looking handsome in the boxes, when Having offered these few preliminary reTUESDAY gratified us with Madame Pasta in she ought to be delighting us with her voice;- marks, which rather relate to the literature Rossini's delightful opera Otello. Affecting and, finally, we object to our own objections. and history of the stage, than to the present and exquisite as was the entire performance of Pesariné will appear in a week or two, when very clever adaptation, we have only to be the character of Desdemona by this gifted in the “ roses” will bloom. It is now said (Fri- | brief” in our notice of this novel-antique. Two dividual, it was reserved for the last scene, day), that Tuesday, the 14th, is the appointed wealthy old merchants (Farren and Blanchard), and the power and pathos of its situations, to day.

to try the prudence of the nephew of the one call forth and concentrate all the energies of The Crociato is in rehearsal for the appear. and son of the other (Kemble and Keeley), set her genius. Nothing could exceed in naturalance of Pasta, and a new divertisement for a out on a journey, and have it reported that they beauty and truth her transitions from hope to pupil of Anatole.

are drowned. The youngsters instanter comfear—from supplication to virtuous and kind.

mence a life of dissipation; and their tavern adling scorn (who can forget the magical

ventures with Quartfield (Bartley), a bluster. innocento?")—from indignation to despair, utter On Tuesday, the Merchant's Wedding, or ing pseudo-soldier, Salewit (Meadows), a poor and annihilating: The effect of her last fren- London Frolics in 1638, founded chiefly on poet, and their companions, run through the zied look, blinded by her dishevelled hair, her Jasper Mayne's City Match, and Rowley's early acts. The incensed elders return, and fruitless and bewildered flight, will not be rea- Match at Midnight, was produced at this denounce their hopeful heirs : Warehouse dily obliterated from the mind. Indeed we look theatre, and met with complete and deserved (Farren) resolves to marry, in order to disin. upon the last act to be the very finest perform success. Of the talents of Mr. Planché, to herit his nephew; and the plot thickens upon ance of which even Pasta is capable. This, whom we are indebted for this sterling and the devoted rakes. The nephew, however, perhaps, is the time to hear this lady in the amusing comedy, it is only necessary to say, rescues himself, by imposing on his uncle fullest perfection ; her voice (unimpaired and that they enable him, almost invariably, to through the means of a sham marriage to a unexhausted by the nightly fatigue of private combine the perfect development of character Puritan (Mrs. Chatterley), who immediately parties, concerts, and the ten thousand rackets with striking dramatic incidents and stage throws off the mask, and turns licentiously exinto which, as the season advances, the pursuit effects of the most attractive order. Nor are travagant and domineering. He also succeeds in of gain leads her) is fuller, clearer, and more his poetical additions to the rich brocade of carrying off by stratagem (as she bas, in the spirit divested of that huskiness and roughness which, our older writers among the least of his merits; of that day, declared she will only be won by though not disagreeable, is felt to be a fault

. they form a consistent part of the web, and are stratagem,) Aurelia, the rich heiress (Miss Curioni's Otello* was exceedingly spirited and so judiciously blended with the original colours Chester). The mock wife is his sister, who is effective. He threw more dash and vigour into and embroidery, that it is impossible, without a united to a gallant officer, Lieutenant Valen. the character than we deemed him capable of; thorough remembrance of the ancients, to dis- tine ; and Timothy, first hoaxed as a fish, is and, withal, looked prepossessingly tawny. Torri tinguish where they end, and where their mo- more severely hoaxed in the conclusion by being preserved his respectability, but did not attempt dern associate begins. Thus, on the first night Perhaps we should not say that the stratagem of to improve upon it; and Deville (pronounced of performance, when we listened to the lively thus forcing a lady to accept a husband, by the dread of of the Satanic School by Lord Alvanley) did scene between Plotwell and Aurelia, in the losing her reputation, has been confined to the century marvels for a man so small. Castelli continues third act, we were aware that some of the the Duc de Richelieu, and another of some spark at

before last. On the contrary, a similar story is told of as insignificant as ever. Pato_of whom the dialogue was familiar to us ; but it was not Bath or Cheltenham, not many years ago. before-mentioned wit once said, that he must till we had consulted Prowett's capital edition room window, was seen and talked of, and the match

himself in robe de chambre, &c. at his mistress's bedof Old Plays,* that we discovered how much made in consequence. Somebody else, somewhere, in * The characters of Otello, Roderigo, and lago, here filled by Curioni, Torri, and Deville, were originally we owed to Mr. Planché, and how much to fortune hunting, had a whole pack of hounds and a composed for Garcia, David, and Cicimara. This may Greene's Tu Quoque, or the City Gallant. This stances; and appearing in a nightcap, where his presence

field brought early beneath a window under like circumin some measure account for the continental celebrity of

was not to be looked for, also attained his object (as the this opera; but even here, such is the wonderful power Mr. Prowett's edition of Dodsley, in 12 vols., recently anecdote goes), by thrusting out his head, and saying, of Pasta, almost unsupported, she has rendered it finished, is one of the most useful and valuable dramatic with a yawn, “ You may take back the dogs, for me I popular. works of the age.

cannot hunt this morning!!"

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made one flesh with Dorcas (Mrs. J. Hughes), Danish king Regnar Lodbrook, who, having / wrote to her lover, Viens demain de bonne Aurelia's maid, whom he espouses instead of her been taken prisoner by the English, was heure ; c'est le mien (bonheur) de te voir. mistress. Such is the broad outline of the co- thrown into a tower filled with serpents and medy, without entering upon details. There venomous animals, and is supposed to have LITERARY NOVELTIES. is an uncensing bustle of business, so that the expired in the year 817, in the most dreadful Preparing for the press, the Ledger of Notorious Rakes,

selected from their own Confessions, &c. By Barnabas piece never flags for a moment; and the rapid torments, singing this wild and funereal song, Perso Silccession of extremely comic events moults has been published at Copenhagen by M. Rafn, In the course of the season Mr. Ainsworth will publish no feather in the acting. Farren, in the old who has collated his copy with various ma- a Translation of the Camp of Wallenstein, by Lord Fran

cis Leveson Gower. This is a somewhat difficult under. L'surer, is very great. His last scene of dis. nuscripts, added French and Latin transla- taking, but we trust to the high talents of the accomplished traction with his transformed wife, is the tions, and accompanied the work with philolo- Translator. triumph of acting. It is a sufficient eulogy to gical notes. This song is considered one of serious Poetry, will shortly publish Specimens of the I.y.

Mr. John Johnstone, Editor of Specimens of Sacred and observe, that he never did any thing better on the most ancient productions of Icelandic lite- rical, Descriptive, and Narrative Poets of Great Britain, the stage. Kemble, in the Nephew, is the pink rature.

from Chaucer to the Present Day. of gallants-gay, spirited, and effective: the Among the curious minerals lately discovered Scotland, announces Elements of Geography, for the Use

The Rev. Alexander Stewart, Author of the History of stratagem scene in the bed-room is a masterly at the Haytor iron mine, Devon, are some gar- of Schools or of Private Students, on an entirely new performance. Keeley, too, in the silly would-be nets of a deep crimson hue, more than half an

plan. swaggerer, either when elected Corporal Calves- inch in diameter, and dodecahedron chryso- ) lished at Berlin, from the pen of M. lleyse, in which

Herodotus.-An interesting work has recently been pubhead, or when metamorphosed into a strange fish, beryls of an inch diameter from the extre- several disputed questions respecting the life and travels is wonderfully diverting, and keeps the audi- mities of the acute angles ; also some native M. Heyse considers the period of the birth of the great

are very ably and modestly treated. ence in constant laughter. Blanchard, always granular gold : all which are now in the pos- historian to have occurred in the first year of the 7th at the top of what he has to do, has not so much session of Mr. S. Woolmer.-- Provincial Paper. Olympiad, 484 years before Christ, and six years after the in this piece as could be wished; but what he

of Marathon East Indian Varnishes. Some very inte. his mother was Rhæo or Drye, and among his relations

The has, tells well among the rest. Bartley, in the resting notices of the varnish and varnish-trees was the epic poet Panyasis. After discussing the point at Low-country Squire, is another star in the of India occur in the last Number of the Edin- some length, and qualifying various former assertions on constellation ; but, perhaps, we should reserve burgh Journal of Science. The Sylhet varnish dotus read his history at the Olympic games, in the 81st

the subject, M. Heyse gives it as his opinion that Herothis pretty phrase for the ladies, Miss Chester, consists of two parts of the juice of the bhela Olympiad ; but that at that time it consisted merely of Mrs. Chatterley, and Mrs. J. Hughes, who exert (the seme-carpus anacardium, the tree which Herodotus went to Thurium with a colony. He was

fragments. Twelve years afterwards, in the 84th Olympiad, themselves with infinite success to promote the bears the marking nuts of India), and one part then forty years old ; and he completed his history, in that general interest and humour of the scene. In- of the juice of the jowar. The articles var- town, in the first year of the 93d Olympiad. He must ferior parts, assigned to Serle, Meadows, Did- nished with it at Sylhet are of the most beau- Thurium. M. Heyse thinks that Herodotus was never

thercfore have been more than eighty when he died, at dear, J. Isaacs, Mrs. Weston, and others, are tiful glossy black; and it seems equally fitted married.

As for his travels, he visited Asia, Crete, most respectably filled; and houses crowded for varnishing iron, leather, paper, wood, or Cyprus, Phænicia; Syria; Arabia, Mesopotamia, Argentina every night bear witness to the extensive popu- stone. It has a sort of whitish-gray colour penetrate into the interior of Lybia. The author affirms

In Africa, he went over Egyptbut did larity which has been so rapidly established by when first taken out of the bottle ; but in a that he was at Cyrene, but doubts his having been at the Merchant's Wedding. We have only to few minutes it becomes perfectly black by ex. Thrace, Macedonia, Italy, and, probably, Sicily; but the

Carthage, Finally, in Europe, Herodotus travelled in add, that the dresses and scenery are (according posure to the air. In the température of this precise epoch of any of his journeys and voyages cannot to good Covent Garden usage) elegant and cor- country it is too thick to be laid on alone ; but be ascertained. rect. Old St. Paul's, from Holborn Bridge, it may be rendered more fluid by heat. In this of Mrs. A. Watts's projected Annual, that it was intended

We ought to have mentioned in our last week's notice by William Grieve, a fine painting. The case, however, it is clammy, and seems to dry for the rising generation of children of smaller growth. venerable Cathedral had, some years before the very slowly.' When diluted with spirits of It seems our want of precision has betrayed some readers era of the play, lost its spire ; and we notice it turpentine, it dries more rapidly; but still Souvenir was about to be started in no less near a quarter

into the a 25 a proof of sound taste, that the circumstance with less rapidity than is desirable.-The tsi. than the Editor's own wife! has been attended to by the artist. ** tsi, or varnish of Rangoon, is less known than Perplexed, by Robert Phillips. - The Balance of Crimina

In the Presso Christian Experience; or, a Guide to the the Sylhet varnish. It is probably made from lity; or. Mental Error compared with Immoral Conduct:

the juice of the bhela alone. It appears to addressed to Young Doubters, by the Rev. Isaac Taylor, VARIETIES. have the same general properties as the Sylhet Jeffreys.- Torpidiana; or, an Inquiry into the Literary

of Ongar.--A Widowed Missionary's Journal, by Keturah French Academy. A vacancy in the French varnish, but dries more rapidly. The varnish Pretensions of the Officers and Members of the Council of Academy has just been occasione by the death from the kheeso, or varnish-tree, may be the the Society of Antiquaries, from the Year 1815, &c.-The

Author of the Morning and Evening Sacrifice is far adof M. François-de-Neufchâteau.

same as the Rangoon varnish, but it is at pre- vanced with the printing of a new work, entitled Farewell Italy...There are, at the foot of the Alps, sent considered to be different. The kheesoto Time; or, last views of Life, and Prospects of Immoron the German side, but on the soil of Italy, grows particularly in Kubboo, a valley on the Mary' llarland; or, the Journey to London; a Tale of

tality; intended as a Companion to the former work.certain villages, the inhabitants of which speak banks of the Ningtee, between Munnipore and Humble Life, by a’Lady-—By the Editor of the Mirror, 3. peculiar language, and retain usages very the Birman empire.' It attains to such a large a closely printed

pocket volume, entitled Arcana of Sci

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and perfection at Martafrom the Rhætian races, from the Cimbri, ban. A poisonous vapour exhales from several 51. Sohas. Simond's Travels in Italy and Sicily, 8vo. 168.

Cooper on Hernia, Key, large , from the Ligurians, or from the Germans of these varnishes, especially from that of Syl- bds.--Scott on Diseases of the Joints, 8vo. 78. tl

. bds.-Court Giovellari, of Trent, has published a het, and is apt to produce over the whole skin Kerigan's Navigation Tables, 2 vols. royal svo. 21. 12. Ord.

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METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL, 1828. Verse, has been published at Paris.

Bull. Our esteemed contemporary, Syl. Gymnastics.-Germany was the birth-place vanus Urban, has made the following superb Thursday: 31 of modern gymnastics. A schoolmaster, of the bull. In a memoir, he says :-“ At one time, Friday name of Salzmann, first introduced them in on this occasion, Lieutenant Sackville had to Saturday

30.37 his course of education, and about forty years defend himself against the combined attack of Sunday...

Monday ago published a work which is still held in four horsemen, and owed his life to the skill in

Tuesday some estimation. After him, the celebrated fencing which he had acquired at the Naval Wednesday 6 Jahn adopted them as the basis of a political College at Portsmouth. His antagonists were

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istant, generally cloudy and association, the object of which was the moral all shot dead on the spot."

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Kain fallen, 35 of an inch. and physical regeneration of Germany: but his French Bulls.-A lady wrote to her lover,

CHARLES M. ADAMS. projects displeased the Prussian Government, begging him to send her some money, She

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