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and transferred by Greathach, an “ Mars Disarmed," is a subject that engraving of great beauty and clear- pleases us vastly; it is classically and ness, which will be treasured up in a skilfully treated. The god of discord is thousand portfolios. Mr. Croly should bere served as we would leave him ever ; have written the illustrative verses : he is robbed of his sword by a winged we know of no other poet who could cherub, who laughs to scorn his en. impart so much sweetness to such a treaties to have it restored. “ Hope task. Proceeding on, we arrive at“ The and Love," by the same painter, is also Bloodhound,” by Cooper, an artist who deserving of great praise; the air and ranks deservedly high as an animal attitude of “ Young Love" is most be painter. His quadrupeds are always vi- witching, nor is Hope, contemplating gorous and natural, but in his figures the features of the smiling boy less there is frequently a straining after ef- graceful. The two plates are engraved fect, which effectually mars the composi- by Warren and Goodyear, who have tion; this is exactly the case in “The both felt the inportance of the task en

Bloodhound," — the animal is finely trusted to them; they have done their given, but the figures are most unnatural; best. The last illustration, “La Tour witness the black boy stealing out of the du Marche," drawn by poor Bonningapartment in the background; it is ton, and engraved by W. J. Cooke, is ludicrous in the extreme. The “Both a busy scene, but we have seen subjects well Brigg," of the same, engraved by that we liked better. Altogether, we H. Rolls, is far better ; in this design consider the graphic department of this there is less effort, and consequently volume equal, if not superior, to any more nature. The inelée here portray- that has preceded it. ed is well conceived; the horses are full of animation, and the riders are no less so. The “ Standard Bearer," another by this master, is nuost happy-the position of the prostrate animal is one

Fllustrations of History. of great difficulty, accomplished with the utmost ease; the overthrown rider

A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE COMPASS. is also very effective, his situation is one of extreme peril, and the warrior's The author of the Annals of Comcountenance indicates that he is fully merce recites a curious use to which aware of it. There is a stiffness about crows, and probably many other birds, the figure “Lady Russell writing to her (indeed, we read of Noah's dove), were Husband, the evening before his Exe- put when navigation was in its earliest cution,” which we deprecate. Save the infancy. “ Amgrim Johas tells us that presence of the embroidered handker- when Flok, a famous Norwegian navichief, there is nothing to indicate that gator, was going to set out from Shetsorrow which should characterize such land for Iceland, then called Gardars. a scene and such a season. The plate holm, he took on board some crows, is really unworthy the subject. Of because the Mariner's Compass was not the late Sir Thomas Lawrence's “ Por- yet in use. When he thought he had trait of a Boy,” by Thomson, we can- made a considerable progress, he threw not speak too highly; it is a lovely up one of his crows, which, seeing land subject, sweetly handled ; the period of astern, flew to it ; whence Flok, conhappy innocence here depicted cannot cluding that he was nearer to Shetland be excelled; exquisite taste, delicacy, (perhaps than Feroe) than other land, and feeling mark every feature. This kept on his course for some time, and portrait is the gem of the book. The then sent out another crow, which see“ Young Crab Catchers,” by Collins, is ing no land at all, returned to the vesa pretty plate. Hilton's << Cupid and sel. At last, having run the greatest Nymph" by Engleheart, is superb, no- part of his way, a third crow was sent thing can be finer; it is chaste in design out, which, seeing land a-head, immeand most happy in execution : we pro- diately flew for it, and Flok, following nounce it second best. “Evening,' by his guide, fell in with the east end of Creswick, is an exceedingly clever the island. Such was the simple mode composition; it reminds us strongly of of steering their course practised by Claude's sublime efforts. Had the en- these bold navigators of the stormy graver exercised a litile more freedom, northern Ocean. The ancient natives it would have been perfect, as it now of Taprobane (Ceylon) used the same stands, parts of it are harsh and stiff, expedient when skimning along the especially the figures in the foreground. tranquil surface of the Indian occan.'


The Rote Book.

the following emphatic and peremptory

caution :-“Whoever is found tres. SHEW BREAD,

passing on these grounds will be shot Called in Hebrew, Bread of Faces, dead without further notice.” or of Presence, because they were to be set before the face, or in the divine

Anecdotiana. presence continually. Every cake was made square, and so had, as it were,

MRS. BILLINGTON. many faces. The length of each cake On the 6th of February, Mrs. Billingwas ten hand-breadths ; the breadth ton first appeared in the part of Rosetta, five hand-breadths; and seven fingers in the opera of Love in a Village. * * in height. Shew-bread is also called Amongst the fashionables present that the Proposition of Bread, or of cakes, evening was Mr. Jekyl, the witty barof which twelve were made weekly of rister, who had with him a gentleman fine flour, with pure incense, and exhi- from the country. When the curtain bited in public ceremony. The custom rose and discovered Rosetta and Luof leaving loaves to be distributed cinda, in the first scene, the applause among the poor belonging to the parish being great, Mrs. Billington, who had and exhibiting them every Sunday in prodigiously increased in bulk, curtthe church, may have arisen from the sied to the audience, on which the counshew-bread. It is a wholesome one, try gentleman said to his friend," Is too, which, though it is now rarely in- that Rosetta ?”—“No, sir,” replied Mr. creased by present givers, will be held Jekyl ; “it is not Rosetta, it is Grand in lasting remembrance by those who Cairo." have, from time to time, eaten the sweet

DR. Arne's DEATH. morsel.

Panis. The manner of Dr. Arne's death was

very singular. The day after his deAN EXTRAORDINARY PIECE OF ORD cease his intimate friend, Vernon, the

favourite singing actor at Drury Lane The Flemings, in 1382, possessed a Theatre, came into the music room, and most dreadful piece of ordnance :-It in my presence described it as follows: was, says that king of chroniclers, Froi. “I was talking on the subject of music sart, fifty feet long, and threw wonder with the doctor, who suffered much from fully large stones. Its report was heard exhaustion, when, in attempting to ilfire leagues by day, and ten by night; lustrate what he had advanced, he in a and its noise was so immense, that one very feeble and tremulous voice sung would have thought that all the devils part of an air, during which he became in hell had a share in it.

progressively more faint, until he

breathed his last ! making, as our imPRICE OF PROVISIONS.

mortal Shakspeare expresses it,'a swan. In the year 1073, we read, that the like end, fading in music.'" rates which purveyors appointed by the king to levy provision, for his court or

A JARVEY'S JOKE. arıny excepted, were

One of the Paddington coachmen seeBread for 100 men, ls.

ing an undertaker, the other day, carryOne pasture fed ox, ls.

ing an oaken coffin on his shoulders, One ram or sheep, 4d.

called out to a brother whip," I say, Provender for 20 horses, 4d. Jem! there's your new box-coat going The year 1125 was a dear time in Eng- home!” land, wheat was then sold for six

EPIGRAM. shillings the quarter.

While the French by their acts make each

nation a brother, Our statesmen are busied in blaming each

other; The following laconic but significant Two changes at present might better our lot, nolice appeared in a provincial paper a

If the king 'could but see-or the people could

not, few years ago : "I give notice to one and all, hunting, shooting, or trespass. ON A MELANCHOLY AND PIOUS LADY. ing on any of my lands in the parish of

Biblis does solitude admire Hearn,-let every one and their friends A wondrous lover of the dark; hunt on their own lands.

Each night puts out her chamber fire, “ RICHARD Hilder."

But just keeps in a single spark !

Till four she keeps herself alive, Lately on a board in the vicarage of

Warmd by her piety, no doubt;

Then, tired with kneeling. just at five Middleton, in Lancashire, appeared She sighs and lets that spark go out,


Diary and Chronology

Tuesday, October 19. St. Ethhin Abbvt.--Sun rises 4im after 6-sets 12m after 5. October 19, 1723.--Died the distinguished painter, Sir Godfrey Knetter, who had the remarkable bonour of drawing ten crowned heads; four Kings of England, and three Qucens ; Peter the Great; Charles Ill. of Spain, when he was in England; and Louis XIV.

Wednesday, October 20.
St. Artemius.-High Water 4sm after 3 Morning-4m after 4 Afternoon.
Our saint was accused by the idola ters in Egypt of having

demolished their temples and broke down their idols. The Emperor Julian summoned him to appear before him at Antioch in 362, and upon this indictment condemned him to be beheaded in that city, about June, in 362.

October 20, 1761.- On this day the Duke of Norfolk's fine seat at Worksop Manor, Notting. hamshire, was burnt down. The damage was computed at £100,000. It was first discovered ia a closet near the library, that had been newly washed, burning with violence, and, not withstanding the assistance of several neighbouring gentlemen, and of the inbabitants of the adjacent villages, it could not be extinguished. The engine had little or no effect, as the building was principally of lime-stone. The chapel, with some part of the east wing, was all that remained of ibis venerable seat. The library and picture-gallery were entirely consumed; and the magnificent furniture, especially a rich bed of needle-work, of which the hangings only were saved, suffered by this dreadful conflagration. One man lost his life in the ruins, and another was mach injured. When the Duke received the sad account, he said, “ God's will be done," and the Duchess, “ How many besides us are sufferers by the like calamity." Upwarrls of £12,000 had yearly been paid to workmen constantly employed about this magnificent inausion.,

Thursday, October 21. St. Hilarian, Institutor of the Monastic State in the East. October 21, 1771.-Expired in the neighbourhood of Leghorn, Tobias Smolle t, the celebrated novelist and historian. This gentleman, who was educated as a surgeon at Glasgow, suppried himself more by his pen than his profession. Besides the namerous performances printed as bis • works, he was engaged in many speculations of the booksellers, and wrote various articles in the periodicals of the day. He was also the founder of the " Critical Review," which he conducted for several years with a spirit tben new in the annals of criticism, Smollett was of a disposition humane and generous, and was apt, like Goldsmitb, to assist the unfortunate beyond what his circumstances could justify. He possessed a versatility of style in writing, which he could accommodate to every character. He had no suppleness in bis conduct; he could neither stoop to impose on credulity, or humour caprice. He was of an intrepid, independent, imprudent disposition, equally incapable of peceit and adulation, and more ilisposed to cultivate the acquaintance of those he could serve, than of those who could serve him.

Friday, October 22. St. Donatus, Bishop of Fiesoli, A D. 216.- Sun rises 52m after 6-sets im after á, Çctober 22, 1731.- A dreadful storin of thunder and lightning happened at Tonbridge Wells; Speldburst Church was set on fire by the lightning, and burnt to ashes; the belts were melter! by the electric Buid. The same storm did great damage at Raiuham, in Keut, and at Ipswich in Suffolk.

Saturday, October 23. St. Severin, Abp. of Cologne, A.D 400.- High Water 36m afers Morn-57m after 5 After.

October 23, 1685. The famous Edict of Nantz was revoked. It was published in 1545, by Henry IV. to secure to his old friends tlie Protestants the free exercise of their religion 'The impolitic and unjust revocation of it by Louis XIV., with the subsequent brutal and inhumaa dragooning of the Protestants, obliged them to take shelter in England, Holland, and different parts of Germany, where they established the silk and other n anufactures to the great prejudice of their own country.

Sunday, October 24.

TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Lessons for the Day-2 chapter Joel, morning-6 chapter Micah, Even. St. Maglione, Bishop and Confessor, A.D. 575.- Moon's First Quarter, 20m after 10 Eren.

October 21, 1785. - On this day, a violent hurricane desolated the island of Jamaica; it cortinued during the greater part of the night; the damage done was immense.

Monday, October 25. St. Crispin and Crispianus, mar. AD 308. --sun rises 58m after 6-sets lm after 5. October 25, 1815.-The cathedral of Waterford, in Ireland, was this day discovered to be an fire, and before it could be extinguished, the whole of the interior of that beautiful edifice, with the organ, &c. was destroyed.

Tuesday, October 26. High Waler 31m after S Morn - 12m after 9 Afternoon. October 26, 1764. —Expired William Hogarth, a painter jaslly celebrated for his originality and genius. It may be said of this great artist that all his powers of delighting were restrained to his pencil. Having been rarely ailmitted into polite circles, vone of his asperllies had been rubbed off by civil intercourse. The slightest contradiction transported bim into a passion; asd he bad a ridiculous portion of vanity: yet he was honest, liberal, and a most punetual pay-mas.

He died at his house in Leicester-fields, and his remains were interred in Chiswick churclyard, wbere the following epitaph by Garrick speaks bis qualities :

Hogarth's Epitaph.
FAREWELL, great painter of mankind, I Genius fire thee, reader, stay;

Who reached the noblest point of art;
Whose pictured morals charm the mind,

If Nature touch thee, strop a tear;

If neither move thee, turn away,
And through the eye correct the heart! For HOGARTU's honoured dust lies here,


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Illustrated Arlicle.

visited; for the vicinity is as yet untra

versed by rail-roads or canals, and no THE INDIAN'S CURSE. Mountain House,' perched on these

tremendous battlements, allures the The rocky county of Stafford, New traveller hither to mock the majesty of Hampshire, is remarkable for its wild nature with the insipidities of fashion. and broken scenery. Ranges of hills In olden time, when Goffe and Whaltowering one above another, as if ley passed for wizzards and mountain eager to look upon the beautiful coun- spirits among the superstitious, the vitry, which afar off lies sleeping in the cinity of the spot we have been describembrace of heaven; precipices, froin ing was occupied by a very small which the young eagles take their colony, which, either from discontent or flight to the sun; dells rugged and tan- enterprise, had retired into this remote gled as the dominions of Roderick part of New Hampshire. Most of them Vich Alpine, and ravines dark and deep were ordinary men, led to this indeenough for the death scene of a ban- pendent mode of life from an impatience dit, form the magnificent characteristics of restraint, which as frequently accomof this picturesque region.

panies vulgar obstinacy as generous A high precipice, called Chocorua's pride. But there was one master spiCliff, is rendered peculiarly interesting rit among them, who was capable of by a legend which tradition has scarcely a higher destiny than he ever fulfilled. saved from utter oblivion. Had it been the consciousness of this had stamped in Scotland, perhaps the genius of Sir something of proud humility on the Walter would have hallowed it, and face of Cornelius Campbell; something Americans would have crowded there of a haughty spirit strongly curbed by to kindle fancy on the altar of memory. circumstances he could not control, and Being in the midst of our own roman at which he scorned to inaccur. He tic scenery, it is little known, and less assumed no superiority; but unconVOL. VI. T


sciously he threw around him the spell woman as Caroline Campbell, of what of intellect, and his companions felt, use would have been some modern they knew not why, that he was among doctrines of equality and independthem, but not of them.' His stature ence! was gigantic, and he had the bold, quick With mind sufficiently cultivated tread of one who had wandered fre- to appreciate and enjoy her husband's quently and fearlessly among the ter- intellectual energies, she had a heart rible hiding-places of nature. His that could not have found another home. voice was harsh, but his whole coun The bird will drop into its nest though tenance possessed singular capabilities the treasures of earth and sky are open. for tenderness of expre-sion; and some To have proved marriage a tyranny, times, under the gentle influence of do- and the cares of domestic life a thralmestic excitement, his hard features dom, would have affected Caroline would be rapidly lighted up, seeming Campbell as little, as to be told that like the sunshine flying over the shaded the pure, sweet atmosphere she breathfields in an April day.

ed, was pressing upon her so many His companion was one peculiarly pounds to every square inch? Over calculated io excite and retain the deep, such a heart, and such a soul, external strong energies of manly love. She circumstances have little power; all had possessed extraordinary beauty; worldly interest was concentrated in and had, in the full maturity of an ex- her husband and babes, and her spirit cellent judgment, relinquished several was satisfied with that inexhaustible splendid alliances, and incurred her fountain of joy which nature gives, and father's displeasure, for the sake of God has blessed. Cornelius Campbell. Had political A very small settlement, in such a circumstances proved favorable, his remote place, was of course subject to talents and ambition would unquestion- inconvenience and occasional suffering. ably have worked out a path to emolu- From the Indians they received neither ment and fame; but he had been a zea- favour or insult. No cause of quarrel had lous and active enemy of the Stuarıs, and ever arisen; and although their frequent the restoration of Charles the Second visits were sometimes troublesome, they was the death-warrant of his hopes. never had given indications of jealousy Immediate flight became necessary, and or malice. Chocorua was a prophet America was the chosen place of re- among them, and as such an object of fuge. Ilis adherence to Crowwell's peculiar respect. He had a mind which party was not occasioned by religious education and motive would have nervsympathy, but by political views, too ed with giant strength; but growing up liberal and philosophical for the state in savage freedom, it wasted itself in of the people; therefore Cornelius dark; fierce, ungovernable passions. Campbell was no favourite with our There was something fearful in the forefathers, and being of a proud na- quiet haughtiness of his lif—it seemed ture, he withdrew with his family to so like slumbering power, too proud to the solitary place we have mentioned. be lightly roused, and too implacable

It seemed a hard fate for one who to sleep again. In his small, black, had from childhood been accustomed fiery eye, expression lay coiled up like to indulgence and admiration, yet Mrs. a beautiful snake. The white people Campbell enjoyed more than she had knew that his hatred would be terrible ; done in her day of splendour; so but they had never provoked it, and much deeper are the sources of happi- even the children became too much ness than those of gaiety. Even her accustomed to him to fear bim. face had suffered little from time and Chocorua had a son, about nine or hardship. The bloom on her cheek, ten years old, to whom Caroline Campwhich in youth had been like the bell had occasionally made such gaudy sweet-pea blossom, that most feminine presents as were likely to attract his of all flowers, had, it is true, some savage fancy. This won the child's what faded ; but her rich, intellectual affections, so that he became a familiar expression, did but receive additional visitant, almost an inmate of their dwelmajesty from years; and the exercise ling; and being unrestrained by the of quiet domestic love, which, where courtesies of civilized life, he would it is suffered to exist, always deepens inspect every thing which came in his and brightens with time, had given a way. Some poison, prepared for a misbland and placid expression, which chievous fox, which had long troubled might well have atoned for the absence the little settlement, was discovered and of more striking beauty. To such a drunk by the Indian boy; and he went

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