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1922.) Review.--Mr. Lawrence's Recantation. -Egyptian Tombs. 443

The following Retractation of the tlemen in the proceedings which ensued, sentiments contained in Mr. Law. was that which they deemed best calculated rence's obnoxious publication, has

to attuin my object-the permanent supbeen circulated in the form of a Letter pression of the book. It is not to be reto Sir Richard Carr Glynn. Without garded as a renewed statement, or defence, wishing to scrutinize the peculiar mo

on my part, of opinions which I had already tives for its appearance at the present nued suppression of which, in conformity to

withdrawn from the public, and the contitime, we readily give it insertion, con

my previous engagement, was my only movinced that the cause of Christianity tive for incurring the trouble and expense cannot but be benefited by the unqua- of a Chancery suit. lified approbation which the learned “ As to the charge of irreligion, again Professor gives to “the distinguishing hinted at in the Court of Chancery, I beg excellences of that pure Religion which to repeat what I have already expressed in is unfolded in the New Testament." my letter before alluded to—that I am fully

College of Physicians, April 16. impressed with the importance of religion “Dear Sir,—The renewed publication that I am most sensible of the distinguishing

and morality to the welfare of mankind by others, over whom I have no controul, excellences of that pure religion which is unof the work which I suppressed three years folded in the New Testament; and most earago, induces me to offer to you a few ob- nestly desirous to see its pure spirit universervations on the subject, and to present sally diffused and acted on.--I remain, dear them, through you, to the Governors of Sir, with great esteem and respect, Bride well and Bethlem. The motives and

Your very obedient servant, circumstances of the suppression in ques

(Signed) WM. LAWRENCE. tion are detailed in a Letter to Mr. Harri

“ Sir R. C. Glyn, bart. President of son, through whose medium it was commu- Bridewell and Bethlem, &c. &c." nicated to the Governors of the two Hospitals; and this Letter, I conclude, is entered

84. Memoranda illustrative of the Tombs and on the minutes of their proceedings.

Sepulchral Decorations of the Egyptians; “ Further experience and reflection have

with a Key to the Egyptian Tomb now eronly tended to convince me more strongly hibiting in Piccadilly. Also, Remarks on that the publication of certain passages in Mummies, and Observations on the Prothese writings was highly improper ; to in- cess of embalming. 8vo. pp. 89. Boys. crease my regret at having sent them forth to the world; to make me satisfied with the

IT is well known, that

any

characmeasure of withdrawing them from public ters whatever, if they hare an alphacirculation; and consequently firmly resolv- betical denotation, can, from the need, not only never to reprint them, but also cessity of certain marks, according to never to publish any thing more on similar their recurrence, signifying certain letsubjects.

ters, be undeniably decyphered. It is, “Fully impressed with these sentiments, therefore, because they have a symboI hoped and concluded that my Lectures lical meaning only (Amm. Marcell

. would in future be regarded only as profes- Hist

. Aug. 11. 410), that Egyptian sional writings, and be referred to merely by bieroglyphics remain unintelligible; medical realers. The copies which have and we do not think with our author gone out of my possession from the time when the sale was discontinued, to the late (p. 78), that " we may collect from decision of the Lord Chancellor, which has

them an alphabet of very great importenabled all who may choose, to print and

ance;" no more than we could collect publish my Lectures, have therefore been one from the Chinese, because the letgranted only as matter of favour in indivi- ters do not represent sounds. We, dnal instances to professional men, particu- however, admit that they illustrate the larly foreigners, or to scientific and literary Bible, and may show the state of mancharacters.

kind before the æra of Moses. “My expectations have been disappoint- Through the recent investigations ed by the piratical act of a bookseller in the in this antient historical country, a Strand, named Smith. When his reprint star-light has been introduced into the of my Lectures was announced, 1 adopted dark science in question, and very fair the only measure which could enable me to continue the suppression of the work, presumptive evidence has been adnamely, an application to the Court of duced, which books alone would never Chancery for an injunction against this

have supplied. Among the Edipi,

person, being encouraged by the decidedly fa- who unravel the mysteries of this vourable opinions of the two eminent Coun- sphinx, our author has a high rank; sel before whom the case was laid. The and we have felt both admiration and course of argument adopted by these gen- pleasure at seeing him play off Egyp444 Review.- Planta on Helvetic Confederacy.--Hermit in London. (May, tian hieroglyphics with as much ease 86. The Hermit in London; or Sketches of as cards at whist. His Hoyle on this English Mamers. A New Edition, is occasion was the information derived Three Volumes, 12mo. Colburn. from Clarke, Maurice, and Faber (see THIS is a sprightly and amusing p. 45). He decyphers the mysterious series of Papers. figures, and explains them into a story, One extract from an introductory perhaps as consistent and as true as it paper will unfold the plan of the work. is possible to make out of them at all. We shall not extract from a work decessor, the Spectator, that a reader sel

tian

“ It was remarked by my immortal prewhich has its great claim to merit dom perused a book with pleasure, until he founded upon its character as a whole. knew whether the writer of it was a black o We shall' only mention two things. a fair man ; of a mild or cholerick disposiThe first is concerning the whip in tion ; married or a bachelor ; with many the hands of Osiris (p. 20). It ap- other particulars of the like nature, which pears, from Mills's Crusades (I. 285), conduce very much to the right understandto have been an Ethiopian military ing of an author : and, since he made the weapon.

observation, it has been so often repeated We presume that the foreigner (we by those who have attempted to tread in do not recollect his name) who has his steps, that nothing remains for me, bus written so strongly upon the modern to subscribe to its truth, and proceed acmanufacture of mummies, as scarcely such facts relative to myself, as may give

cordingly to put my readers in possession of to allow one to be genuine, has gone them an interest in the papers which I much too far. We therefore fearlessly intend to lay before them in the ensuing extract the following specimen of the

pages." state of the useful arts in antient Egypt:

The Author then proceeds to de

scribe himself; and thus concludes, “ These bodies, also, are often enveloped in coloured silks and bandages of stained

“ Whilst the fashionable novels (for, linen, of surprising brightness: they are

alas! nothing is so fashionable as scandal) ornamented with gilding, as fresh as when

are hewing away, à l'Indienne, on every first laid on; with pieces of coloured glass, side, and cutting up, not only public, but imitative of the finest gems, evidencing private characters ; it is the intention of their knowledge of staining and cutting different plan, namely, to strike at the fully,

the following pages to pursue an entirely them in a manner which merits notice, as well as their enamels also." P. 50.

without wounding the individual — to give
the
very

sketch and scene, but to spare the We warmly recommend the book,

actor in each ; so that, upon every oecaas being ingenious and curious.

sion, personality will be most sedulously

avoided : to blend the useful with tho A View of the Restoration of the Hel- laughable, and to cheat care of as many vetic Confederacy, being a Sequel to the

moments as possible, being the chief and History of that Republie. By Joseph favourite views of Planta, Esg. 8vo. pp. 68. Longinan.

THE HERMIT IN LONDON." WE recollect reading with great That our Readers may know the pleasure Mr. Planta's valuable History treat which is prepared for them, we of the Helvetic Confederacy: The copy the Bill of Fare: present small work is “a continuation

Entering a Room; A Patron ; Too late down to the year 1815, published in for Dinner; Hyde Park on a Sunday; Oa this form," says the highly respectable the Rage for imitating Foreign Manners; author, “that he might not injure the On Guard for the First Time : Time and proprietors of the former editions, by Wedlock; The Fatigue of Pleasure ; Fashion depreciating their copies.” (Pref.) of in Dress; The New Member of Parliament ; course, the inatter consists of State Pa- Sudden Changes; The Waterloo Panorama, pers and political events, referring to

Female Charioteers ; Female Gamblers ; the crueliy of the French, who, im- The Romance ; A Conversazione ; Just reproving upon the lawyer's maxim- turned from College; Fashionable Advice; 6. Qui non habet in crumend, luat in

Fortune Hunters ; A Morning Drive in s corpore," made their unfortunate vic

Nobleman's Curricle ; Sitting for a Picture ; rims suffer in the former by requisi- Delicate Distinctions ; A Rainy Day in the

A Visit to my Friend at his Country Seat; tion, and in the latter by conscription.

Country; Killing Time ; My Country This supplement is written in the true Cousin ; Giving and Receiving; 'Shopping; court manners of history, and is digni- Tattersall's; Mistakes in Company : The fied and elegant.

Nabob Club; Not at Home; Learned

Women

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1992.) Review.-Rivington's Annual Register.-Literary Intelligence. 445 Womes and Accomplished Women ; An avocations, for a long time wrote the poliEsquisite's Diary ; A Belle's Diary;

Gallo- tical part of it; and if it has not always maaia; Fancy Balls ; Confidence in Ser- been in equal hands, for such were not to vats; Electioneering ; Irresistibility of be found, it has always been confided to Maaners ; The Waltz; Counterfeits; Look- men of talents. ing for Lodgings ; New Inmates ; A Mys- “ Of the utility and value of a work like terious Character; Distinctions in Dress; the Annual Register, there can be no doubt; La Repulse, Lady Defiance, and Lady there

was, however, one period in which is Endeavour - Maternity; Assignations; The was insufficient-we mean the period of the Hoar; The Drill Serjeant ; Courtesy; late war, when events of a single week would Sunday Men; The Fair Sex, Such is the fill a volume ;- that time has now passed, World The Boarding School Heroine ; and the Annual Register is as competent to The Pedant: Conversation ; Dinner Parties; record the events of the year as ever. The New School; Life in London; A Rout; “It is by no means our intention, nor can Temper; Half-Pay;

A Quality Scholar and it be necessary to enter into a description of Orator; An Alarmist; A Morning in High a work so well known as the Annual RegisLife; Street Nuisances ; Economy; Bor- cer ; we shall, therefore, only observe, that Towing: Art versus Nature; Dangers of the present volume exhibits a very able and Loo Lively an Imagination; The Mas- impartial view of the events of the year querade ; Seandal; The Natural Child; 1820-a year the most important, so far as Courage ; Patchwork; a Scene in the relates to our domestic history, since the Drama of Life ; Leaving Town; London peace of 1815. It includes the death of Deserted.

one monarch, who swayed the British sceptre

for an unparalleled period - the consequent 87. Rivington's Annual Register, or a View trial of a British Queen. The events of

accession of his present Majesty, and the of the History, Politics, and Literature, foreign history were by no means unim, for the Year 1820.

portant. While the politics are treated “ FEW works have enjoyed so long and with the usual ability, the literary and s uninterrupted a career of popularity as scientific department is better arranged and the Annual Register. Its very object,- more complete than in any preceding rothat of condensing into a single volume lume.”- Literary Chronicle. every authentic and important fact of the year, and exhibiting at one view, the history, above transcribed, it remains only to

Entirely agreeing with the notice politics, science, and literature of the day, - was such as to recommend it in the very add, that the introductory chapter of outset; and the manner in which the task the yolume, containing the Character has been executed, has ensured it an exten- of our late highly revered Sovereign, sive patronage. The Annual Register, too, has bears evident marks of originating with often been conducted by the most eminent the Old School from which the Anmen of the day—even Burke, amid all his nual Register emanated.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. OXFORD, April 27. The venerable M.A. F.S. A. and the Rev. J. B. BLAKECharles Goddard, D.D. of Christ Church, WAY, M.A. F.S.A. Archdeacon and Prebendary of Lincoln, An Account of a Plan which has been and Chaplain in Ordinary to his Majesty, successfully pursued for three Years, in the was unanimously elected to the Lecture- conducting of a Penny Savings Bank for ship founded by the Rev. Canon Bamp- Children, &c. tou, for the ensuing year.

The Duties of Churchwardens explained

and enforced. A Charge delivered to the Ready for Publication.

Clergy and Churchwardens of the ArchThe History of Stamford, in the county deaconry of Colchester, in the Diocese of of Lincoln; with St. Martin's, Stamford London, in the year 1821. By the Rev. Baron, and Great and Little Wothorpe, in J. JEFFERSON, A.M. and F.A.S. late Archthe county of Northampton; embellished deacon. with 10 fine engravings.

The Classical Collector's Vade-Mecum ; The Book of Fate formerly in the posses- containing accurate Lists of the Polyglot, sion of Napoleon Buonaparte, and found in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin Bibles, Greek his cabinet, after the Battle of Leipsic. Testaments, as also of the Greek and Ro. Translated from the German.

man Authors, kaown as Editiones Principes, The concluding Volume of Sir R. Ker Aldine, Stephens's, Delphin, Variorum, BiPorter's Travels in Georgia, Persia, Baby- pont, Elzevir, with many others; exhibitlonia, &c.

ing a Collection far more numerous and The First Number of the History of complete than has yet been published. Shrewsbury. By the Rev. Hugh Owen, A new Theory of the Iides; stwier

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(May, what is the immediate cause of the Phæno- latter editions of that work. And animadmenon; and which has hitherto been over- versions on Dr. Lant Carpenter's recens looked by Philosophers. By Capt. FORMAN, publication, entitled “ An Examination of R.N.

Bishop Magee's Charges against Unitarians Protestantism; (in Three Parts); or, An and Unitarianism.” By a Layman. Address, particularly to the Labouring An Attempt to illustrate the Book of Eco Classes, in Defence of the Protestant Prin- clesiastes. By the Rev. Geo. HOLDES, ciple, occasioned by the late controversial M.A. author of a “New Translation of the attacks of the Rev. J. Curr. By W. Roby. Proverbs of Solomon," &c. This work is

The Quarterly Journal of Foreign Medi- to consist of a Preliminary Dissertation, çine and Surgery, and of Sciences connected Paraphrase, and Notes. with them; with Reviews (now added) of The Morning and Evening Sacrifice; or, British Medical Science, and original Cases Prayers for private Persons and Families. and Communications.

Hortus Anglicus; or, The Modern Eng. An Inquiry into the Comparative Forces lish Garden : containing an easy Deserip of the Extensor and Flexor Muscles, con- tion of all the Plants which are cultivated in nected with the Joints of the Human Body. the climate of Great Britain, either for we By JULIUS JEFFREYS.

or ornament, and of a Selection from the An Original Set of Psalm and Hymn established favourites of the Stove and Tunes. , By the Rev. David EvERARD Green-House ; arranged according to the FORD, Lymington, Hants.

system of Linnæus ; including his generic W. WORDSWORTH's Guide to the Lakes. and specific characters ; with Remarks on

The Historical Romances of the Author the properties of the more valuable species. of “Waverley," in six vols. 8vo, comprising In 2 vols. 12mo. By the Author of the Ivanhoe, the Monastery, the Abbot, and “ British Botanist.” Kenilworth,

Memoirs of George Heriot, Jeweller to Songs of Zion, being imitations of the King James VI. with some Account of the Psalms in Verse. By Mr. MONTGOMERY Hospital founded by him at Edinburgh. the Poet.

The History of Roman Literature from Macurlean, a Tale of the last Century, the early periods to the Augustan age. la being a Narrative of the Misfortunes and two vols. 8vo. By Mr. DUNLAP. extraordinary Circumstances which led to A History of England; with Conversathis accomplished but unfortunate Youth's tions at the end of each chapter, intended Death on the Scaffold. Dedicated to the for young persons. By Mrs. MARKHAN. Society for the Improvement of Prison Dis- Memoirs of the Life of Charles Alfred cipline, &c. By P. Crosly, Author of the Stothard, F.S.A. Author of the Monumen “Chamber of Affliction," &c.

tal Effigies of Great Britain. With some

Account of a Journey in the Netherlands. Preparing for Publication.

By Mrs. Cha. STOTHARD, Anthor of " Let

ters written during a Tour through Nor Dr. Meyrick has beeu many years en- mandy, Britanny, and other parts of France." gaged in collecting the scattered notices of Napoleon in Exile, consisting almost enAncient Armour to be found in our old tirely of Napoleon's own Remarks in his Poets, Chroniclers, Wills, Deeds, and In- own words, written down at the moment, ventories. The work will be published in during three years of the most unrestrained 3 volumes imperial 4to, and contain above communication. 100 specimens of antient armour.

The modern Art of Fencing, in which The History and Antiquities of the Parish the most recent Improvements in the use of of Ormskirk, co. Lancaster. By W. I. Ro- the Manly Foils are clearly elucidated, agree

ably to the methods of the most eminent A Short Character of Charles II. King of Masters in Europe. By Le Sieur Guzman England; written by John (Sheffield) Duke ROLANDO, of the Académie des Armes. of Buckingham, Lord President of her late With a technical Glossary, in French and Majesty's Privy Council. With the Con- English, of the terms which relate to the ference between (George Villiers) the Duke use of the sword. of Buckingham and Father Fitzgerald, an The Second Volume of Dalzel's CollecIrish Jesuit, sent by King James II. to tanea Græca Majora. By Professor Dux. convert his then Grace in his sickness to the Romish Religion. Faithfully taken by A Series of spirited Etchings of Views, his Grace's Secretary,

&c. illustrative of and forming a valuable A Vindication of the Authenticity of the acquisition to Faulkner's History and AntiNarratives contained in the first two chap- quities of Kensington (dedicated, by permisters of the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. sion, to the King), from original DrawingsLuke, being an investigation of objections By Robert Banks. urged by the Unitarian editors of the im- 'The Sixth Part of Physiognomical Porproved version of the New Testament, with traits. Appendices, containing strictures on the Traditional Tales of the English and

BERTS.

BAR.

Scottish

1822.] Literary Intelligence. --Arts and Sciences.

447 Scottish Peasantry, in two volumes. By could bestow, the insignia being tattooed on ALLAN CUNNINGHAM.

him, consisting of a circle or garter below The River Derwent, and other Poems. the knee of the left leg, with a star, nearly By W. B. Clarke, B. A. Jesus College, resembling a Maltese cross. These, with Cambridge.

many other devices, neatly tattooed, related The Poctry, original and selected, con- a remarkable adventure. On Capt. Manby's tained in the Novels, Tales, and Romances, visiting the Sandwich Islands, near three of the Author of “Waverley," with short thousand miles distant, every hieroglyphical Introductory Notices from th: Prose. character tattooed on him was decyphered

A new Poem, entitled the Curfew, or the most accurately, by an old priest belonging Grave of the last Saxon. By the Rev. W. to King lomahamaha, at Owy-hee, who reLisle Bowles.

lated every circumstance with wonderful exThe Poetical Works of James Hogg (the actness, which greatly amused the King, Ettrick Shepherd), now first collected. and all his family, who made the Captain

Cumnor, and other Plays and Poems. By many valuable presents, and shewed him the E. B. Impey, M. A. Student of Christ most marked attention whilst he remained at Church, Oxford.

the island. At the other islands the same translation was always given, and created

the greatest mirth, wherever the story was Captain Thomas Manby, who was pre- read; and such was the amusement it afsented to his Majesty at the last Levee, is forded, that the Islanders often watched for bow preparing for publication a new Chart the Captain bathing, which produced some of the South Seas, a work which will prove,

ludicrous events. that the innumerable Islands in the Pacific DRAMATIC COPYRIGHT.-In the matter Ocean are all peopled from the same stock; of Murray v. Elliston, the Court of King's and that the same hieroglyphical characters Bench have certified their opinion that an are known from one extreme of that sea to action cannot be maintained by the plaintiff the other. Whilst Capt. Manby was at against the defendant, for the representation Otaheite, the King and Queen of the Island of Lord Byron's Tragedy of “ The Doge of invested him with the highest honours they Venice," at Drury Lane Theatre.

ARTS AND SCIENCES. SOMERSET HOUSE EXHIBITION. EXHIBITION OF WATER-COLOUR PAINTINGS. The annual Exhibition at the Royal Academy was opened on the 6th of May to the

The annual Exhibition of the Society of public inspection. It consists of about the Painters in Water-colours is open at the usual number of works, and, as is generally Egyptian Hall. Paintings in oil are now, the case, the greater number of them are

as they were last year, by a judicious arportraits. This is a radical defect which rangement of the Society, entirely excluded, nothing short of a complete revolution in and the room is devoted to drawings alone, the taste for art, in this country, can cure,

which are thereby allowed to maintain all but it is one which we scarcely know how to

the effect of which they are capable, unimregret, since it has opened so wide a field to paired by the depth and richness of their the talents of our countrymen. The prima small but extremely attractive, presenting a

The collection is facie display is uncommonly splendid. Wilkie, as usual, forms a focus of interest ; his rich display of the talents of English artists, “Chelsea Pensioners receiving the Gazette and a judicious choice and interesting variety annouucing the Battle of Waterloo,” adds of subjects. Fielding, Robson, and Bar. an important feature to the exhibition. rett, whose works are already well known to Among other attractive works will be found the public, are the chief contributors to the Constable's « View on the Stour, near Did- Exhibition, but there are here and there ham;" Callcot's “Smugglers alarmed by some clever drawings by persons of less cean unexpected change from hazy weather,

lebrity while landing a cargo;" Leslie's “Rivals,'

BRITISH INSTITUTION. which displays a fund of comic humour ; Landseer's " Rat-catchers," and a splendid The Gallery of this Institution was openlittle piece of colouring by Turner, called ed on the 13th of May, with an exhibition What you will.". The principal portraits of Pictures of the Italian, Spanish, Flemish, are “The King,” “The Duke of York," and Dutch schools. The present Exhi“ The Countess of Blessington," "The Duke bition embraces many master-pieces. It is of Bedford," “ The Duke of Wellington," a through the means of this establishment charming little picture of a “Little Red that the connoisseur and the public can Riding Hood,” by Sir Thomas Lawrence, have an opportunity of enjoying at once the and a bust of his Majesty, by Chantrey. works of Rubens, Guercino, Correggio, N.

and

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