Imatges de pÓgina

was seen no more. He sleeps with the Star-| met in 1832, for example, have been vividly | happened in the east part of London, and since it made tled Fawn of the Sious, in the waves of the acknowledged in every enlightened country. gave birth to this likeness of the Devil. No person has Mississippi ! The story is well remembered De Berenger has sung of that portent in France; yet been enabled to examine this object; it has been seen, by the Indians of the present day; and when a and it is supposed got himself thrown into a and a few days since, on a medical gentleman going into mist gathers over the Falls, they often say, dungeon in order that he might have a chance filed towards Stratford. The unfortunate woman who is

Let us not hunt to-day. A storm will cer- of escaping its collision with our upper earth. supposed to be the mother of this monster, it is stated, had tainly come; for Tahmiroo and her son are Hear what the bard of freedom says :

had five boys, and a little time before her eonfinement

she said she would rather have a devil than another boy. going over the Falls of St. Anthony.""

• Dieu contre nous envoie une comète ;

This impious declaration justly drew a judgment upon We do not think very highly of the poetry :

A ce grand choc nous n'échapperons pas.

her; and we sincerely hope it will prove a warning to though many of the pieces are pretty, none are

Je sens déjà crouler notre planète,

those who are dissatisfied with the decrees of nature. On L'Observatoire y perdra ses compas.

questioning the nurse, she said that as soon as it was bom striking, and they want originality. But, alto- Avec la table, adieu tous les convives!

it flew about the room, flapping its wings, and grinning gether, we consider the Legendary to be a Pour peu de gens le banquet fut joyeux.

horridly; they endeavoured to smother it in the bed, but Vite à confesse allez, âmes craintives;

of no avail, nis antics being such that he eluded all theft volume of a very superior class. It is, we see Finissons-en, le monde est assez vieux.

power to hurt him. Thus it continued the horror of the announced, the first of a series, and consists

Le monde est assez vieux. neighbourhood till the appearance of the doctor, when he of forty miscellaneous productions; those be- Oui, pauvre globe, égaré dans l'espace,

disappeared in the manner related. The mother, unable longing to the country, and adhering to the

Embrouille enfin tes nuits avec tes jours;

to bear so much disgrace, has absconded from her lodge Et cerf-volant, dont la ficelle casse,

ings." original plan (whence some variations have, of Tourne en tombant, tourne et tombe toujours. To this particular relation of the circumnecessity, it seems, been made in the hurry of Va, franchissant des routes qu'on ignore,

Contre un soleil te briser dans les cieux.

stances, which are so notorious as hardly to earlier arrangements), are decidedly the most

Tu l'éteindrais, que de soleils encore !

admit of scepticism, succeeds a poem that attractive. As a sample of American literary Finissons-en, le monde est assez vieux.

must be confessed to be far superior to De prices, we may notice, that the editor, Mr. N'est-on pas las d'ambitions vulgaires ? Willis, advertises for each page of contribu

De sots parés, de pompeux sobriquets?

Berenger's, inasmuch as it has a moral in its D'abus, d'erreurs, de rapines, de guerres ?'

tail, and never could get the poet who wrote it tions in prose one dollar, and a higher rate for De laquais rois, de peuples de laquais?

into a jail. poetry.

N'est-on pas las de tous nos dieux de plâtre?
Vers l'avenir, las de tourner les yeux ?

" Oh! wonders they will never cease, as I have said

before; Ah! c'en est trop pour si petit théâtre:

[score, Finissons-en, le monde est assez vieux.

We have them now in London by the dozen and the A Treatise on Zodiacal Physiognomy: illus

But none can beat this wonder, or even with it level, Les jeunes gens me disent: Tout chemine;

For they say not far from London there has been born a trated by Engravings of Heads and Features; A petit bruit chacun lime ses fers.

devil. and accompanied by Tables of the Time of

La presse éclaire, et le gaz illumine,

Chorus. So, wives, I pray mind what I say, and don't Rising of the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac; Et la vapeur vole aplanir les mers.

think me uncivil,

[a devil. and containing also New and Astrological

Vingt ans au plus, bon homme, attends encore, Oh! you may wish for girl or boy, but pray don't wish
L'œuf éclora sous un rayon des cieux,

This young devil it had wings, for the people all say so,
Explanations of some remarkable Portions of Trente ans, amis, j'ai cru le voir éclore;
Ancient Mythological History. By John

Finissons-en, le monde est assez vieux.

All up and down the room he flew, flapping them to

and fro, Varley. No. I. Large 8vo. pp. 60.' To be Bien autrement je parlais, quand la vie

With little horns upon his head, and little curly tafl, Gonflait mon coeur et de joie et d'amour.

They tried to smother him between two beds, but it had comprised in four Parts. Longman and Co.

Terre, disais-je, ah! jamais ne dévie

no avail. “ London, 1828!!" and a work on judicial

Du cercle heureux où Dieu sema le jour.

Oh! some they were for shooting him, and others would Mais je vieillis, la beauté me rejette ;

him kill, astrology! Let us hear no more of the march Ma voix s'éteint, plus de concerts joyeux.

But this funny little devil sure he never would be still: of intellect, unless it be that it has been ob- Arrive donc, implacable comète;

He danced and flew about the room, and kicked up Finissons-en, le monde est assez vieux."

such a strifeliqueing; for we are convinced, after all, that

They wanted for to cut his throat, but he run and hid our friend Varley is the only man alive who But, as usual, (John Bull loquitur) French

the knife. understands the true principles of human na- genius yields to British on this, as on every He did not want good nursing, nor would he eat no ture, which we take to be a proper mixture of other, field. In England, the advent of the

Neither would be squatting upon his murse's lap; credulity, insanity, and unconscious obedience Encke comet (that mere bagatelle when com

But he was off upon the wing, as blythe as any lark, to incomprehensible influences. Else how could pared with the superb catastrophiser of 1832), And always found his way in bed, when evening it grew

dark. we credit those things to be existent which we which hath already passed by unattended by

Come all you married women, a warning take by me, daily see in every event around us? What is aught but two or three tempests, and, for the

And never make rash wishes, or a judgment it may be there that man or woman cannot be induced month of December, odd-looking thunder-claps Whatever it may be your lot, may you be satisfied, to believe? what is there that man or woman that second-rate comet, we say, has been For whether girl, or whether boy, the Lord he will

decide. cannot be induced to do? and what can ac- preluded by the “ extra-ordinary (a word well count for this credulity and this insanity, but an suited to the occasion) birth of a young Devil,”

We thus see the effects of wandering comets, unconscious obedience to ineomprehensible in- of which we have the authentic account already and can we doubt the more important effects fuences? Varley is undoubtedly right; and published, price one halfpenny,now lying of the everlasting moon, or other heavenly dig. though a succession of darker centuries have under our perturbed eye. This credible work, nitaries? We cannot; and therefore are we excluded from us, and under the impious pre- though touched in the end with poetical ima- angry with Mr. Varley, who is too good a tence of increased knowledge too, the lights of ginings, is adorned with a characteristic head- painter in water-colours to be excused for not astrology, it is clear that, without a key of this and-tail-piece, we presume we may call it,

for shewing a greater intimacy with fiery elements, calibre, it is utterly impossible to account for it is as follows:f

Nevertheless, in a work of the stupendous the conduct of nations or of individuals. The

research and novelty of his treatise (of which sun, the moon, the stars, the comets, the signs

only a fourth part has yet appeared), there of the zodiac, have evidently more to do with

is so much to stagger and to give us pause, our concerns than we have, since the introduc

acquaintance to take a likeness of this remarkable and tion of false principles of science, been disposed

eminent personage. He seems to have caught it in a to allow; and it is full time that they should

happy moment and we only

regret that the form of our

publication renders it impossible for us to do justice to his be restored to their supremacy. But we are

fancy in an engraving. We however give an idea of it. angry with our author. Why has he shirked the grand question ? Why has he, like a fond lover, disowned his real mistress, Astrologyto blind us with mock amours with zodiacal phizzes? There can be but one true path in the heavens (as to heaven), and we wish he had sincerely stuck to his own broad faith, and not have flirted with vagrant infidelities. The After this comes the narrative of the fact : danger of such inconstancy is obvious : we have

“For this fortnight rast, the inhabitants of London at this moment on our table the evidences of has been in great conversation respecting the most extrasincere worship; and though the proselytes ordinary birth of an infant in the shape of his highness cannot be considered as being above partial the great Satanic Majesty. This singular phenomenon sectaries, there is a fervour and a sincerity

By T. Birt, No.10, Great Saint Andrew Street, Seven in their devotions which wins the heart, if not Dials, which the French residents always pronounce Seven to join in their creed, at least to admire their e Dissatisfied with this portrait, and always anxious to zeal. The celestial effects of the expected co- encourage the fine arts, we prevailed upon ari artist of our!

that we feel confident we can never do it for the early degrees of Capricorn (which latter good health, and that the native will be fortujustice by any review. It decides tbat the is usually a very dark, melancholic sign), were nate in small cattle and animals. Jupiter, in various signs of the Zodiac create a great di- at first almost positive that they were born at the seventh, signifies a good wife or husband, versity in the features and complexions of the such a time as would cause Sagittarius to as- and agreeable dealings with mankind, in making human race, and have in fact so much infla. cend: but the line of separation is so dis- good bargains, &c. In the eighth, he gives ence over the destinies of human beings, that tinetly marked, that while the very last degree, property through marriage, or wills and deeds, the system may fairly be styled the phrenology minute, and second, of Sagittarius rises, the and in ancient works; as, for example, dealing of the skies, and opposed to the vain and in- party then born never has black eyes or hair; in old pictures, or delineating antiquities; and effectual phrenology of the earth. Thus, being and when the very commencement of the first also gives a natural death. The sun, in this born under Cancer or Scorpio, or Gemini or degree of Capricorn rises, the person is gene- house, disposes of property by means of other Virgo, is far more important than an enlarged rally very dark, though this sign, as well as all persons and by law-suits. In the ninth house, organ of veneration or destructiveness, or ama- the others, will occasionally give fair persons, Jupiter confers good in long voyages, religion, tiveness or block headedness ; and it is pro- by reflection of Cancer, its opposite sign. It and the fine arts. Jupiter, in the tenth, gives bable that the strongest bumps of all the phre- was probably this almost universally fair com- and upholds reputation through life, renders nologists would give way before Capricorn or plexion of Sagittarius-persons and light ob- the native successful in his profession, and Leo, as they must before that tremendous jects, which are signified by Jupiter and this affords to his mother delight. (In this position butt-er Aries, or the thick-skulled Taurus. In sign, that caused the ancients to sacrifice to was Jupiter at the birth of his Grace the Duke short, we prefer astrology to phrenology as a him white bulls ; these and other large ani- of Wellington.)” And farther — Notwith. science ; for, as Mr. Varley truly observes, mals, such as horses and stags (especially if standing that the ecclesiastical position of Ju. “ it has been discovered that each sign confers light coloured), being described by Sagittarius, piter in the ninth house of his late Royal High. a specific style of countenance, features, and which sign is Jupiter's diurnal masculine ness the Duke of York, gave him, early in life, complexion ; by which appearance, alone, the house, and those born when it is rising are the bishoprick of Osnabnrgh, yet the superior signs which was rising in the east at birth governed by him."

dignity of the sun in Leo, his own house and can, often without any other help, be ascer. Our readers may thus be enabled clearly to the tenth of the horoscope, disposing of the tained: but,” he adds with great circumspec. see and comprehend how the matter stands planet Mars, which was also in Leo, overruled tion" as every fourth sign, as Aries, Leo, and between them and the zodiac; and how five the bishoprick, and caused him most efficiently Sagittarius, are in friendly trine aspect, or as minutes' difference in the times of their birth to fulfil the high station of commander-init were family league, with each other, (any renders the members of the same family red- chief.” three signs so situated forming one trigon,) haired or black-haired, blue-eyed or black-eyed, We lament prodigiously that we cannot go and occasionally lend their characteristics in dark or fair, sordid or generous. We hope our through the zodiacal physiognomy, nor explain personal appearance to each other, and as worthy friend, Mr. Owen, will break up the why children born under Mars have welleach sign appears also occasionally to receive, settlement of New Harmony, in compliment formed chins ; why those under Aquarius are as if by reflection, the character in part of its to this old and incontrovertible pre-ordination fair and amiable ; 'or why those under Scorpio opposite, it is requisite that the exact time of of Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and are dark, with aquiline noses, and greenish birth should be obtained, instead of deciding the Georgium Sidus. The last named, by the or gray eyes,* &c. Suffice it to state, geneby external appearance, which may sometimes by, though we have only found him out lately, rally, that by far the less numerous portion deceive. Mankind at large are known to be of has governed Aquarius ever since the world of society is born under the bery and aërial four temperaments, answering to the four tri- began ; and this shews how long we may re- signs; the world being, in its disposition and gons, trinities, or triplicities, which confer main ignorant of first causes. But, indeed, habits, governed chiefly by the earthy melan. those different qualities which, when well com people are, in general, very little aware of the cholic Saturnine, and the watery phlegmatic bined and proportioned, make a near approach true reasons whence success or reverses flow :* signs ; while the superior princes and nobles to a perfect being. The fiery trigon, consist. Mr. Planché knew not why his Charles XII. of the world, and the sublime, and heroic ing of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, contains was (as he thought accidentally) acted on the poetical writers, painters, and compokers, ema. the spirited, generous, magnanimous, and anniversary of the hero's death (see last Lite- nate from the fiery and regal trigon : and princely natures. The earthy trigon, Taurus, rary Gazette); and Lord Nugent has been left under the humane and courteous aërial signs Virgo, and Capricorn, contains the careful, in the dark about Hampden's remains, owing (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) are mostly prosordid, and penurious qualities; the aerial to the same ignorance : such coincidences de duced the professors and instructors of music, trigon, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, contains pend entirely on the ascendant under which a the fine arts, and the ceremonies and embelthe humane, harmonious, and courteous prin-person is born; and “ Saturn, at any period lishments of life and civilisation.” We are ciples : and the watery trigon, Cancer, Scorpio, of life, passing through this degree by transit, farther informed by our intelligent'explicator and Pisces, the cold, prolific, cautious, and which he does every thirty years, causes dulness of the heavenly influences, and it is well worth severe qualities."

or melancholy for a few weeks to the native; while for every one to understand this thoIt must be great consolation for persons born and when Jupiter passes over it, the party roughly, if they wish to do well in the world, under the disagreeable trigons or signs, to be usually feels cheerful and healthy: and should that "it may be remarked, that persons born assured (as in the first part of our quotation) a party of antiquaries, hundreds of years after under Aries, with Jupiter in the first house, that these sometimes receive the better qua- a person's death, discover his grave, there must are likely to succeed and be appreciated in lities, by reflection from their more agreeable be some planet, or the sun, in conjunction, or England. if he be posited in Taurus, the opposites. But farther we are told

some other aspect with his ascendant.” Of native is likely to succeed well in Ireland ;ť * The circumstance most fortunate for prov- the more direct dominion of our planetary ing the distinct and perfect division of one rulers, it may be enough to quote, that “ Jur ceived enough tol"ine reflected Taurus principle to pre

, , sign from another in the countenance and com- piter in the third house generally gives safe vent his nose from being aquiline, and to give to his chaplexion of persons born under two signs, the inland journeys and agreeable neighbours or racter a degree of perverseness or eccentricity.” –Varley, one of which immediately precedes the other, kindred. The moon, in this house, will give p.4

The origin of a bull, we dare say; especially as we is the fact of Sagittarius, the house of Jupiter, constant trudging from one place to another; are afterwards told that " Ireland is under the dominion being the only sign (as I have found by my and is often so posited in the nativities of of Taurus." On this point we have some consolatory pre

, own experience) under which no persons are postmen and travellers. Jupiter in the fourth, of the constellation Aries) has lately passed the fifth de born having black or dark hair, eyes,

and eye- with Venus, gives fixed or landed property, gree of Taurus, and probably cannot much longer afflict brows, with the very rare exception of an oc- and a house ornamented with matters of taste, the

cusp or commencement of the sign; which, during casional appearance of reflection of the sign or of the fine arts. Jupiter, in the fifth, gives molested by its orb of influence. A benevolent fixed star Gemini, which gives a mild hazel-brown eye a family of good or clever children, and much of the nature of Venus, called Andromeda's Girdle, has and hair, and sometimes a deficiency in the pleasure in life and its amusements. In the also been within orb of the cusp of Taurus, during rather clearness of the complexion. I have almost sixth, he signifies good servants or assistants, of the former and now, being in the 20th degree of uniformly found those born under Sagittarius

Aries, the significator of England, and being of a femito be very fair, with gray eyes, and in general persecutions at this period, that god being the patron not

* The worshippers of Apollo are, for example, liable to nine quality, manifests its effects in the favourable regard

shewn by many English ladies (whom it reprefents) to of a lively, forgiving-hearted, and free dis only of song but of physic

. Thus it has happened that the Irish gentleinen, to the benefit of their fortune. As position. And I have frequently detected mis- De Berenger, in France, has been mulet and imprisoned the star advances towards Taurus, the poetical genius

of takes in the time of birth given to me by the Mr. Wakely, the editor of the Lancet, in England, has and more apparent, and when the great Regulus arrives parties or their parents by the complexion been fined for publishing a libel. It is evident, therefore, at a perfect trine with

the cusp of Taurus (which will be alone, where the parties being dark, and who that Sut is not in the ascendant at this winter season; and about the year 2001), Ireland would no doubt experience were born under the latter degrees of Scorpio, l the time of Christmas and the new year. we should not wonder if there were cold weather about the extraordinary regard of a great monarch, and pro

bably of a great continental nation, or of a people signi.


if in Gemini, in London, of which this sign

state I should prevent her from going on deck, is the significator ; Jupiter in Cancer will Mémoires sur l'Impératrice Josephine, ses con- she concealed the circumstance from me. One give him success in Scotland or Holland, or

temporaines, la Cour de Navarre et de la day I saw her return to the cabin with her feet concerns connected with the water, unless

Malmaison. Tome II. London, 1828. H. all bloody. I asked her, in alarm, if she was Jupiter should be afflicted by any malevolent


wounded. No, mamma. • But look at the planet, or be in combustion by being too near The second volume of this sprightly and en. blood trickling from your feet.' 'Oh! that the sun.”

tertaining work having just made its appear- is nothing, I assure you.' On examination, Hithertowe trust we have gone on intelligibly, ance, we hasten to select, for the amusement I found that her shoes were all in tatters, and and much to the edification of the public; but of our readers, a few of the piquant anecdotes that she had been sadly torn by a nail. We we confess we must leave the annexed extract with which it abounds. It is but justice to were only balf way; there was no procuring a to explain itself, only stating that Blake was the fair author, however, to observe, that they pair of new shoes, and I anticipated with grief the artist who illustrated Blair's Grave, &c., are told by her with a vivacity and grace, for the chagrin which I must cause my poor Hor. and that he was so much of an enthusiast, that the display of which the French language pos. tense, by compelling her to remain in my mi. he could call up from the vasty deep any spirits sesses peculiar facilities, and which it is diffi- serable little apartment, and the injury which or corporeal or other forms desired for the cult to preserve unimpaired in our less conver- her health might suffer from want of exercise.

441,10! sational tongue. We have also found it neces. In the midst of our distress entered our friend “With respect to the vision of the ghost offsary to condense some of the narratives. the boatswain, who gruftly asked what was the the flea seen by Blake, it agrees in counte. - We one day asked the empress to shew us matter. Hortense, sobbing, told him she could nance with one class of people under Gemini, all'her diamonds. With the utmost complai- not come any more upon deck, because she had which sign is the significator of the flea, whose sance, she ordered them to be brought and torn her shoes, and I had no others to give brown colour is appropriate to the colour of the arranged on a large table. When the various her. • Bah! is that all? I have a pair of eyes in some full-toned Gemini persons. And boxes were opened, we were dazzled by the old ones in my chest, and I will go and look the neatness, elasticity, and tenseness of the brilliancy of their contents. "It must, I fancy, for them. You can cut them, madam, and I fea, are significant of the elegant dancing and have been a collection unique in Europe ; for will sew them as well as I can. On board of fencing sign Gemini. The spirit visited his it was composed of all the most precious stones ship, faith, we must accustom ourselves to every imagination in such a figure as he never anti-belonging to the various towns and cities con- thing; we must not stand upon niçeties. udf cipated in an insect. As I was anxious to make quered by the French armies. Her majesty we can get what is necessary, that is the chief the most correct investigation in my power of was exceedingly amused by our mute admira- matter. Without giving us time te reply, he the truth of these visions, on hearing of this tion. After having allowed us to examine went in quest of his old shoes, which he brought spiritual apparition of a flea, I asked him if he them leisurely, “It is to cure you of an exces- us with an air of great triumph, and which could draw for me the resemblance of what he sive fundness for jewels,' said she to us, in a were accepted by Hortense with many demon. saw: he instantly said, • I see him now before kind tone, that I have shewn you mine. strations of joy. We set to work. zealously, me.' I therefore gave him paper and a pencil, After having seen such extraordinary ones, and by the end of the day my girl was enabled with which he drew the portrait, of which a you will have no wish for others ; especially again to enjoy the pleasure of diverting the fac-simile is given in this number. I felt con- when you recollect, splendid as they are, how crew. I repeat it, never was a present received vinced by his mode of proceeding that he had unhappy I have been, although possessed of with more gratitude. I reproach myself for a real image before him ; for he left off and them! In the earlier periods of my astonish. not having ascertained the name of this fine began on another part of the paper, to make ing career I entertained myself with these fellow, who was known on board only by the a separate drawing of the mouth of the flea, baubles; but by degrees I became disgusted title of Jacques. It would have been very which the spirit having opened, he was pre- with them," and' I now wear them only when gratifying

to me to have done something for vented from proceeding with the first sketch, my new rank compels me to do so. Besides, him, after I became possessed of the means.'” till he had closed it. During the time occu- a thousand events may deprive me of these “ Josephine related to us the way in which pied in completing the drawing, the flea tola superb but useless things. Have I not the the marriage of Mademoiselle Leclerc and him that all fleas were inhabited by the souls brignolettes that belonged to the queen, Marie General Davoust was brought about. The of such men as were by nature blood-thirsty to Antoinette ?. Is it certain that I shall be details are curious, as shewing how the most excess, and were, therefore, providentially con- able to retain them? Let me advise you, rude and indomitable characters yielded to the fined to the size and form of insects; other- young ladies, not to envy a magnificence which will of Napoleon, even when he was only conwise, were he himself, for instance, the size in no way contributes to happiness. You will sul. At the time of the expedition to Saintof a horse, he would depopulate a great portion be very much surprised when I tell you that I Domingo, Buonaparte was desirous of intruste of the country. He added, that if in attempt-have received more pleasure from the present of ing the command of the troops to his brothering to leap from one island to another, he a pair of old shoes, than I ever did from the gift (in-law General Leclerc (who had married should fall into the sea, he could swim, and of any of the diamonds spread before you.' We Pauline Buonaparte). He called him into his should not be lost. This spirit afterwards ap- laughed, fancying that this was a pleasantry closet, and told him of his intentions. I peared to Blake, and afforded him a view of of Josephine's; but she told us with so grave should be happy again to serve France; but, his whole figure, an engraving of which I shall an air that what she had said was true, that general, a sacred duty detains, me here give in this work.” We look for its continu- we earnestly entreated her to favour us with Your love for Paulette? She shall aceom. ance anxiously.

the history of this famons pair of old shoes. pany you. The air of Paris is pernicious; it Beyond this te'are sure we need not pro. On leaving Martinique, with Hortense,' she is that of coquetry; she has no need of it, and ceed ; but as we are brought to the etchings, continued, " I found myself on board a vessel, shall go with you ; so that is settled.? Unwe may observe that they are in reality admi- in which I was treated with an attention that doubtedly I should be inconsolable to be serably done. On the whole, this is one of the I shall never forget. Embroiled with my first parated from her ; but that would not be sufstrangest performances of our day; and if its husband, I was far from being rich ; obliged to ficient to induce me to refuse an honourable author does not make his fortune by it, he visit France on business, the payment of my command. My wife would remain surrounded may as a fortune-teller.

passage had absorbed the greater part of my by a family which loves her ; and I should

resources ; and it was with difficulty that I have no uneasiness on her account. It is the fied by Virgo. It is curious to observe, that Jupiter, in could purchase the most indispensable requi- state of my good sister which compels me to 1821, left Aries, or England, and entered Taurus, just at sites for the voyage. Hortense, graceful and reject what, under other circumstances, would as the planet retrograded in a few days, it re-entered gay, dancing remarkably well the negro dances, be the object of my envy. She is young and Aries on the 1st of September, about the time when his and singing their songs with great accuraey, pretty ; her education is not entirely completed; Majesty returned to England. A little previous to this was a source of constant amusement to the I cannot give her any portion : ought I to corn, and Venus in Virgo, sent at the saine time their sailors, with whom she became a high favourite. | leave her without protection, during an ab trine aspects to Jupiter, who received and conveyed thern As soon as she saw me dozing, she used to mount sence which may be long, which may be

As Andromeda's Girdle will center Taurus a the deck, and there, the object of general ad- eternal ? My brothers are not here; I must become a place of great attraction for the fine arts, and miration, go through all her little exercises and therefore stay. I appeal to your own heart, Englishmen in return will make choice of many Irish imitations, to the delight of every lwdy. An so devoted to your family, general, can I do ar prices of this star, become eminent for the education old boatstrain, in particular, was đoatingly fond otherwise ? No, certainly; she must be

of her. At length, what with running, dan married forth with. To.morrow, for instance : cing, and jumping, my girl's shoes were quite and you can set off instantly.' . But, I repeat, worn out. Knowing that she had not any I have no fortune to give her; and Well, others, and fearing that if I perceived their do I not know that ? Come, my dear friend,

to Ireland.

your preparations; to-morrow your sister sit is of less consequence. Besides, we do not

SIGHTS OF BOOKS. shall be married ; I do not yet know to whom ; intend that one of our readers shall leave us.

Prayers of Eminent Persons, adapted to the but that is all one.' But -.' I fancy I have

purposes of Family Worship and Private expressed myself distinctly; so no remarks.'

Devotion. By the Rev. Henry Clissold, A.M. • General Leclerc, accustomed, like all the other Memoirs of Scipio de Ricci, late Bishop of Pis. generals, to consider as a master the man who toia and Prato, Reformer of Catholicism in

Dedicated, by permission, to his Grace the 80 short a time before had been his equal, left

Tuscany under the Reign of Leopold, gc.

Archbishop of Canterbury. 8vo. Pp. 492. the room without adding a word. Some minutes Edited from the original of M. de Potter,

C. and J. Rivington, &c. afterwards, General Davoust called on the first by Thomas Roscoe.2 vols. 8vo. London, A WORK of private and family prayer, sancconsul, and told him that he came to communi.

1829. H. Colburn.

tioned by authority, has long been a deside

ratum in divinity; and we think the deficiency cate to him his intended marriage. With We have so frequently spoken of M. de Pot- is supplied by the volume before us. It is a Mademoiselle Leclerc ? I think it an exceed. ter's work, and its chief topics trench so nearly performance of merit, and we have no doubt ingly suitable match.' No, general, with on (our) self-forbidden ground, that we are its general utility and research will procure for Madame-With Mademoiselle Leclerc,' in- glad to have an excuse for not entering mi- it a good reception from the public. From the terrupted Napoleon, laying an emphasis on the nutely into a review of these volumes, judici- preface it appears that the design originated name; not only is it a suitable match, but I ously and ably edited by Mr. T. Roscoe. They from a suggestion by Dr. Johnson, who was am determined that it shall take place immedi. treat of corruptions in the Romish church, and once desirous to collect the prayers of eminent ately.!. I have long loved Madame ; of the foul offences committed in the unnatural persons," to select those which should appear to she is now free, and nothing shall induce me to state of society to which some of its institutions be the best, to put out some, and insert others." renounce her.'' Nothing but my will,' replied lead. The latter result from no religious .opi. That suggestion Mr. Clissold has adopted, and the first consul, fixing on Davoust his eagle nions, but are the certain consequences of any the work may now speak for itself. Of the eyes - you shall go immediately to Saint-Ger. human creatures being placed in similar cir- fathers, St. Augustin, Basil, Chrysostom, and I main with Madame Campan; you shall demand cumstances. The profession of celibacy, as- others, contribute their aid; and several prayers tuyour future wife; you shall be presented to her sumed under any disguise, or from any tempo- are introduced, composed, under a variety of v to her brother, General Leclerc, who is now rary feeling, possesses a great tendency to circumstances, by Queen Anne, King Charles I., Thvithoimy wife; he shall accompany you ; the moral evil; and when this tendency is aggra- King William ill., Lord Clarendon, Prince i bdider'shall come this evening to Paris ; you vated by numerous associations of either sex, Eugene, and Lady Jane Grey. Of the great

shall order the muptial present, which must be or still more by exclusive intimacy (we care divines' in the English church, Tillotson, 1 handsome, because I intend myself to give away not what the cause confession, discipline, Andrews, Wilson, Taylor, Stanhope, Sher

this young lady I take upon myself the pay- or rule) between persons of both sexes, it locke, and Hammond, are most conspicuous for -ment of the portion, and the expense of the is sure to induce the most odious hypo- the warmth, beauty, and sublimity of their

paraphernalia ; and the marriage shall be cele- crisy and the most abominable guilt that can devotional writings ; and of these Mr. Clissold h brated as soon as the formalities required by the stain humanity. It has always been so in has therefore favoured us with a liberal supply. a law, can be fulfilled, and I will take care to military bodies, in despotic governments, and Several prayers from the able pen of Bishop

abridge them : you have heard me? I must be in all banded associations; and it must have Bloomfield have been inserted by his lordship’s obeyed.” On finishing this long sentence, which been still worse in religious communities which permission, and considerably enhance the value was pronounced rapidly, and in that absolute tone assumed principles inconsistent with the dic-of the work. There are two admirable prayers which belonged only to himself, Napoleon rang tates of nature, and shut themselves apart from by Lord Bacon; and many others by persons the bell, and gave orders to let General Leclerc the rest of their fellow-men. In such a soil of considerable attainmens in literature_Dr. know that he was wanted. As soon as he saw vice was sure to spring, and to increase and Johnson and Sir William Jones being among the general, “ Well! was I wrong?' he ex- be transmitted with the progress of time, till the number. Of foreigners, Luther, Melancclaimed, there is your sister's husband. Go no enormity could be imagined beyond its thon, Drelincourt, and Pascal, combine in mak. together to Saint-Germain, and let me not see proneness to commit: and we have no doubt ing this book, an interesting and valuable either of you until all is arranged : I hate dis- of the almost infernal facts related by the companion of private and domestic devotion, cussions about business. The two generals, Bishop of Pistoia. "Still the subject is one suited to men of every profession and every equally astonished, left Napoleon to obey him. not the best adapted to our page, and we rank of life. Looking at the general contents, Notwithstanding the bluntness of a character therefore dismiss the work to the use of those we cannot help observing at they afford graby no means amiable, General Davoust humbly who are opposed to the church of Rome; and tifying proofs of the halit of prayer being submitted. On their arrival at Madame Cam- conclude with two little recollections which adopted by very many chancters of real worth - panis house, he was presented to Mademoiselle may serve to illustrate such controversies. and honourable station in clurch, state, and the

Leclerc: the interview, they say, was rather a When Montesquieu's celebrated work, the varied walks of general literæure. The examples sérious one ; but in a very few days the wedding Spirit of Laws, was forbidden at Rome and of such great men are vorty of more general took place." hii bini bu

Vienna, through the intrigues of the Jesuits, imitation, and we think Ir. Clissold's publi. Such was the man whom the pretended Montesquieu, complaining of the latter, said cation will promote this useal object. and whom they continue to extol , although editions in eighteen months, and been trans. Counsels

for the Sanctuary od for Civil Life, less audaciously. The following farewell speech lated into almost all the languages of Europe, &c. By H, Belfrage, D.). Minister of the made by General Leclerc to one of his friends, and which contains useful information, does Gospel at Falkirk. 12mo pp. 449. Edin. just before he sailed for St. Domingo, in not merit to be proscribed by the govern, burgh, Oliver and Boyd ; London, Whittaanswer to some compliments paid to him on ment.” And when Pierre Doyenart,—who had ker. the probable results of the expedition, still been lackey to the writer's son at college, An application of Christian morality to the more strongly marks the portrait.

where he picked up a little Latin, and got“ various spheres and perios of life.” Dr. , Madame, those results can be no other ordained priest, came one day to Montes- Belfrage belongs to the evanglical school, and than disastrous to me. If I succeed, it will quieu, begging him to recommend him to the appears to be a very amiable ad well-meaning be said that I did not make a movement not minister, Maurepas, and to present his pe- man, who, out of familiar mattrs, is endeavour. previously dictated by my brother-in-law ; iftition, which began thus:-Pierre Doyenart, ing to inculcate the lessons hedeems best for I fall, my memory will not be the less exempt priest of the diocese of Bayonne, formerly em- his fellow-creatures. from reproach. In order to flatter the consul, ployed by the late bishop to discover the plots it will be proclaimed that the plan of the cam- of the Jansenists, those perfidious wretches Discourses on the Important hints of Chrispaign was excellent, and that nothing but my who neither recognise the pope nor the king

tian Doctrine and Duty. By he Rev. Alex. incapacity caused the failure of his designs. I Montesquieu read no farther; and folding the

ander Stewart, Minister of louglas. 8vo. set off with a sorrowful heart; but in these paper, said, in a supplicating tone, “Go, sir, and

pp. 412. Same Publishers. days, all of us, whatever we may be, have only present it yourself; it will do you honour, and We observe that Mr. Douglas,on his titleone duty, that of obedience. We have found have a greater effect. In the mean time go page, styles himself simply“ Minter of Douga master, where we sought only a protector." into my kitchen and breakfast with the ser las ;" while Dr. Belfrage, on h title-page, We do not like to break off in the middle of vants."

styles himself “ Miwster of the Gspel at Fal. a Review of this interest, especially as a conti.

kirk :” we therefore are to surmis that in the nuation must go into another year's volume;

Scots, like the English, church, thre are sevebut our space allows us no alternative, and the

ral sorts of ministers. But all we have to say anecdotes and stories are so unconnected, that I

is, that Mr. Douglas's Discourses se to us to

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evince a very sincere as well as enlightened all the regions of the

body exposed to accident, 'Willmer's Improved Housekeeper's Account minister of the Gospel.

or likely to become the seat of surgical opera-
tions; and points out, in a very able manner,

Book for 1829. To be continued annually. Christmas : a Poem. By Edward Moxon. the influence which the anatomical arrange

4to. Liverpool, E. Willmer ; London, Whit12mo. pp. 76. London. Hurst, Chance, ment of these parts exercises on the nature and EVERY BODY does, or ought to, make good re

taker. and Co.

treatment of the principal surgical diseases, and solutions for improving at this season of the This is in time, and, we must add, not out of on the operations consequent thereon. tune. We certainly wish our poetical friend,

year; and though it is rather a reflection upon the author, had fulfilled his own declaration in practice, at a distance from the schools, whose tion from Liverpool of an Improved Account

To the surgeon engaged extensively in the Capital, we would recommend this importapage 1, 1. é. to “ touch the chords (of Christ- opportunities (always few) of renewing and

Book. mas) right merrily ;" which promise he entirely increasing his stock of practical anatomy, have

It is excellently arranged ; and, either does not too distinctly remember in the other judged and mischievous endeavours of the daily It costs a couple of shillings, and, fairly atforgets throughout the half of his book, and been lately still further curtailed by the ill. partially or thoroughly

used, must be of great half

. There are, however, some happy thougbts press to excite a prejudice and raise a popular tended to, may save many pounds before 1830. in Mr. Moxon's Christmas. To schoolboys clamour against the only means of prosecuting breaking up, he says :

that study successfully, this little book will " Go, and your fancies realise prove an invaluable work for constant and easy

ARTS AND SCIENCES. Leave others to philosopbise

reference, and it well merits to be on the table For pleasure lingers not like pain

SOCIETY OF ARTS, &c. Time soon will bring you tasks again. of every surgeon so situated.

This Society has determined to appropriate Never in captive's dungeon tower

The translator has omitted to mention where Was like anticipated hour.

seven evenings, during the present session, to Go, Uttle prattlers, bless the scene;

and in what language the original was pub. meetings for dissertations on subjects connected There are who long have waiting been,

lished. This omission may be supplied, by with the arts and manufactures of the country, And many a mother's anxious eye Looks for her household deity;

stating that it is a French work, published at illustrated by ancient and modern specimens. And many a father longs to bless

Paris; and that the aathor, Dr. Edwards, is an Ancient and modern pottery and porcelain are His daughter in her loveliness;

English physician resident there, who has dis- to occupy the first two evenings; and the subAnd many a tear for joy shall flow, Which scarce the cheek itself shall know; tinguished himself as an experimental physio- jects proposed for illustration on the others For sweet affection, like the sun,

logist. The translation is carelessly done ; for are, the arts of stereotype founding and print. Shall dry whate'er it shines upon."

example, throughout the whole book, the word ing, and of casting in plaster of Paris, and the With this pretty quotation we leave Christ- lastly" occurs very frequently near the be- manufactures of glass and of paper. mas to its season of friends. ginning, often twice in the same paragraph,

These topics are of much utility and we without an antecedent; “ firstly,” and without anticipate great advantages from the attention Traité des Principes Généraux du Droit et de in the least contributing to render the passage of this Society being thus especially directed

la Législation. Par Joseph Rey. Paris, 1828. more distinct. Another loose mode of expres- towards them.
Alex-Gobelet. 8vo, pp. 395. (With a tabular sion pervades the Manual, as in the following
view of the subject).

instances, not selected, but taken ad aperturam. FRANCE teems with publications of this class, It is the trunk of this artery which is gene- Oxford, Dec. 20.–On Wednesday last, being the last

LITERARY AND LEARNED. and there is much of mind displayed in many rally, &c. It is at the middle and posterior day of Michaelmas Term, the following degrees were conof these productions. We are hardly judges part that this bone, &c. It is from this circum. ferred: of constitutions, cut and dry; but we are free stance that trephining, &c. But it is only a Magdalen College ; Rev. T. Arnold, late Fellow of Oriel

Doctory in Divinity.- Rev. W. Wheeler, late Fellow of to say, that M. Rey has taken great pains 'to small part that contribute, &c. It is generally College, Head Master of Rugby School. develop his theory, from the first forms of in the thick part that, &c. It is almost always Bachelor in Civil Law. Rev.

J. Buckingham, St. Mary

Hall, Grand Compoander. society to the minutist branches of legislation. between, &c. that they exist."

Masters of Arts.- Rev. J. Hinckley, St. Mary Hall; Excepting such faults of carelessness, the R. N. Gresley, Student, Christ Church; Rev. R. Rees,

Scholar, Jesus College. Portugal in 1828. Somprising Sketches of the translation is clear and distinct.

Bachelors of Art&.-F. K. Leighton, Demy, Magdalen. State of Private Society and of Religion

College; C. Hinde, Exeter College; T. M. Gosling. Schoin that Ringdom, under Don Miguel. With The Theory and Practice of Arithmetic, in CAMBRIDGB, Dec. 2o. - The Norrisian prize vasca a Narrative of the Author's Residence there,

which the Subject is treated as a Science, Tuesday last adjudged to the Rev. J. H. Pooley, M.A. and of his Persection and Confinement as a

established upon its own Principles, illus- Fellow of St. John's College, for his essay " On the NaState Prisoner. By William Young, Esq.,

trated by its own. Evidences, and made effec.

ture and Use of Parables, as employed by Jerus Christ. H. P. British Sevice. 8vo. pp. 350. Lon. tually subservient to an Attainment of the don, 1828. Collurn.


Mathematics. Designed for the. Use of THIS volume has been out some weeks, and

Schools, private Tutors, and Families. By we have not notice it. Our reasons are simply

G. Hutton. 12mo. pp. 280. London, 1828. The anniversary meeting of the Literary and these: --without destioning the truth of one Poole and Edwards.

Antiquariani Society of Perth was held on iota of the narratve, we are jealous of taking A VERY excellent system of arithmetic, on

Monday, the 24th ult. ; the right hon. Lord

Gray in the chair.' The proceedings were inrelation of any péson who tells us in his title- entirely new principles, which render it far teresting, and the numerous and taluable page that he has been persecuted there. Such superior to most others now in use. works are generlly written under the influ- strongly recommend it to the notice and pa- the increasing prosperity and popularity of the

additions to the library and museum, indieated ence of biassed telings, and are calculated to ral. It may also be a desirable manual for pri- that occasion, were--a splendid copy, in folio,

tronage of school-masters and tutors in gene. Institution. Among the books presented on convey erroneou impressions. Still, though we do not trasfer 'aught of Mr. Young's vate reference among the commercial classes.

of the Catalogue of the Library at Kinfauns Sketches to th Literary Gazette, we must

Castle, from Lord Gray, illuminated in the say that his acount is one to challenge much Instructions on French Pronunciation, and on style of Albert Durer's Prayer-Book, by Mr. attention, andprovoke both praise and con. the Genders, in the Form of a French Voca- Morison, jun., the secretary of the Society, troversy

bulary and Reader. By M.J. G. de la Voye, a copy of Michaux's American Sylva, 8 vols.

de L. R. 4to. pp. 115. London, 1828. royal 8vo., coloured plates, from R. Mitchel, A Manual q Surgical Anatomy, fc. Parbury, Allen, and Co.; and S. Maunder. Esq., Savannah, and many other valuable

H. M. Edwrds, D.M.P. Translated, with This is a very clever and ingenions work, works. The presentations of geological and Notes, by William Coulson, Demonstrator and reflects great credit

on the talents and mineralogical specimens were numerous, in. of Anatom'at the Medical School, Alders- industry of the author. It is admirably cal- cluding some very interesting organic remains gate Street 12mo. pp. 427. London, 1828. culated to perfect a learner in the pronunciation from the Carse of Gowrie, among which was Simpkin ad Marshali.

of the French language. It is, however, much fish, apparently of the haddock or whiting This is a vry useful Manual : by uniting the to be regretted that it contains no prefatory species, almost entire, taken out of a quarry study of antomy and of surgery, it supplies a or introductory instructions as to its intent, about ten miles from Perth. There was like deficiency Inig felt by the student and by the and the method of its use

. Probably, in a wise a large collection of curiosities from Bur. general pratitioner. It gives i connected or synthetic view of the this desideratum, second edition, Mons. de la Voye may supply mab and Chinese Tartary, sent home by Drs

John Ogilvie, Dr. Andrew Ross, Col. Balmain, different branches or systems of anatomy, as

and other gentlemen, besides many other doof the bores, muscles, nerves, arteries, &c. in

nations from General Stewart of Garth, Mr




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