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Miscellaneous Reviews --Fine Arts.

347 unless the qualification is high, and of course Lions, however, are not to be fed with not too diffusive.

sugar-plums; and though in his own phra

seology he “ hoists all his civilities,” still Mr. Mac Bean's Force of Beauty, and the majestic mane cannot be made obedient other original Poems, may please the religious to the curling irons, nor a white glove con. public; as may also Mr. CORKINDALE's ceal the tremendous paw. We had marked Sketches of Genius, and other Poems,

for extract several specimens of the author's

talent for humour ; but our limits compel Mrs. Lachlan's Agape, or the Sacred us to refer our readers to the work itself, Love-pledge, though we do not like the with which we assure them they will be title and the foolish frontispiece, is unoh anused. jectionable, because it consists of extracts from the Bible, under general heads; and The Rev. ROBERT Grant's Six Lectures therefore may be a very useful book of re on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, treat ference.

the subject in a new and more religious

light than we have hitherto seen it. There The Proposal for the establishment of Vil are many happy passages. lage Schools of Industry, is that of placing seminaries on waste or other lands, where

Mr. Webster's Delectus Grammaticus is boys are taught field-work and trades, and an elementary book, very serviceable in that girls sewing and scrubbery, besides reading difficult part of tuition, the advance of boys and religious instruction. It is also pre

from the Latio grammar to construing. sumed, that they could thus maintain themselves. To şuch experiments upon a limited

Mr. PINNOCK's Comprehensive Grammar scale we have no objection; but in regard of Sacred Geography and History is so exto an indefinite extent of pauperism, we beg cellently compiled as to place it among the to ask what is to become of infants under first class of school-books; and so great is ten years old, which would absolutely swarm

the merit of these in the present day, that like gnats? If in China and other coun

ours is no small praise. In the event of a tries infanticide has been connived at, how new edition, we beg Mr. Pinnock's attention absurd is it to instigate measures which to parallelisms, the chief form of Hebrew imply unlimited pauperism ; and in north- poetry, and which from p. 1:3, § 8, we ern climates too, which nature never in think has escaped his recollection. tended to be over-peopled.

The Walks about Town, with Cruikshank's

Illustrations, excite a smile. Some of the The Didoniad, a semi-Virgilian nautic puns are very good. Epic, in nine Cantos. Edited by Paul HEIDIGER, Esq. late Lieutenant of the The Emperor's Rout is a good imitation Royal Navy. The mighty powers of Virgil of the Butterfly's Ball, and in a story written could not elevate Æneas above what he in easy verse, with explanatory notes, much really is, a sneaking fellow ; but our au instruction to the juvenile entymologist is thor, with far better contrivance, has sub combined with amusement. The plates are stituted for a hero a fine British Admiral, tastefully coloured. Plates I. and III. are and converted Dido into a modern Circe.

wrong numbered, being transposed.

FINE ARTS. Part XI. of the Landscape Illustrations of

The second Number of C. Heath's Histothe Waverley Novels, contains Views of Fast rical Illustrations of Sir W. Scott's Novels, Castle, by Copley Fielding, in which a ship- consists of six engravings of scenes in Rob wreck is appropriately introduced in the Roy. The plates are well designed by H. desolate scene ; Castle Rushin, by Gasti- Corbould, H. Richter, and J. M. Wright, neau; Bothwell Bridge, by D. Roberts; and and finished in the highest style of line York Minster, that most “august of tem- engraving by C. Heath, Rolls, Bacon, and ples," as Sir W. Scott justly calls it. This Goodyear. They richly deserve success. View, by Nash, is taken from the City walls, and gives a good representation of the S. E. A fine line engraving of The Interior of of the cathedral.

Westminster Abbey (size 22 in. by 17) has Part XII. contains Solway Sands, " illu- been executed by Mr. W. Woolnoth, from minated by the beams of the setting sun, a drawing by George Cattermole, esq. drawn by Copley Fielding; Stirling Castle, The view is taken from the Poets' Corner, by Robson, but the artist has forgot to across the Choir, and is terminated by the hang the Union Flag over the battlements ; superb circular window of the N. Transept. Wharncliffe woods, in Yorkshire, by De This is a fine point of view for the exhibiWint; and Manor Glen, from a sketch by tion of the noble proportions of this majestic

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[April,
monuments and screens, the original archi- served in Mr. Halfpenny's work. We are
tecture is entirely unobscured. So far is glad to see the work patronized, amongst
well; but we cannot approve of the incon- others, by both our Archbishops.
sistent introduction of a scene from Shak-
speare in the midst of this architectural

Pompeiana. purity. The funeral of Henry the Fifth is

Part VI.of Sir W. Gell's Observations on represented, not as it actually took place, Pompeii contains four Plates. 1. Fac-simile with the contemporary costume and contem

of a juvenile head, supposed by Sir W. Gell porary pomp: hut as it might be exhibited with the paltry and inadequate means of original, when first found, “ had the trans

to represent Achilles. The colouring in the theatrical display. How very differently

parency

of 'Titian." 2. Venus and Cupid the Abbey was furnished on a Royal cere

angling, two graceful figures, engraved in mony in Catholic times, is ingeniously ima- outline.

3. A view of the Street of the gined by our old friend John Carter, in the Mercuries ; 4. The Pedestals in the Forum ; frontispiece to his “ Ancient Sculpture and these are two interesting and good plates. 5. Painting.” As an architectural View this Section of a Caldarium or Warm Bath. print has the highest merit : but the only figures should have been a groupe of the

The English School. monastic architects.

Nos. XI. and XII. of this pleasing little Our favourable opinion of Mr. Major's include Pictures from West, Wilkie, Lou

work have been imported from Paris. They cabinet Edition of Hogarth is fully confirmed by the Second Part, which contains therbourg, Flaxman, Chantrey, &c. &c. The five Plates of Industry and Idleness ; Pl. 3 of selection is judicious and the execution of the Election ; Pl. 3 and 4 of Marriage-a

these diminutive copies commendable. la-mode; PI, 1 and 3 of Four Times of the

Sale At Mereworth Castle, Kent. Day ; Enraged Musician; Distressed Poet; and Southwark Fair. The expression and Lord Le Despencer's superb collection of character of the original engravings are un. Pictures, which has long and justly been commonly well preserved in these excellent celebrated, was lately dispersed by the hamminiature copies. We like Mr. Major's mer of the auctioneer. The focus of at. notes better than Dr. Trusler's text, and are traction was Correggio's Sigismunda, said to glad to see him consulting the Essays of Mr. be worth 5,000 guineas; but for some unPhillips and Mr. Lamb. Some of the ex known reason it was not put up for sale. planatory notes of Dr. Trusler might have There were above one hundred very excelbeen omitted ; such for instance as “ Wes

lent pictures. Lots 19 and 22, Ruins in ley [misspelt Westley and afterwards Westly] Italy, by Pannini, were splendid specimens a leader of a sect called Methodists."

of the picturesque, and sold for ten and

twelve guineas. Lot 21, Portrait of Van Halfpenny's Gothic Ornamenls in York Dyck, by himself, known as “the SunCathedral has always been allowed by artists flower,” which brought only eight guineas. and amateurs as a work of high authority Lot 25, The 'Temptation of St. Katherine, on the subject of Gothic architecture ; ex by Teniers, 401. The purchaser has been hibiting a great variety of ornaments, drawn since offered 2001. for it. Lot 41, A View with much precision from the finest speci- of Mereworth Castle, by Tennant, painted on mens of the art. We are happy therefore the spot for 50l. was sold for ten guineas to announce that this valuable collection of and a half, about the cost of its splendid Plates is re-publishing in Numbers. Six frame. Lot 59, Portrait of Catrini Hoogh, have already appeared. Several of the sub- painted by Rembrandt in 1657, sold for jects in these Numbers are particularly 108l. A Saint Francis, by Guido, in that graceful; and some knots of figures in the master's best style, brought only 161. One cieling of the choir, which were burnt and of Claude's most excellent Landscapes, have not been restored, but merely re bought by Mr. Alderman Lucas for 24 placed by leafy tracery, will be found pre- guineas only; its companion fetched 301,

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LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.

Books announced for Publication. of the Paintings, Sculptures, and Conserva-
The first Part of the History and Antiqui- tories. By J. D. Parry, M.A.
ties of the County of Buckingham. By G. The Life of the Rev. John Wesley, in-
LIPSCOMB, M.D. 4to.

cluding Notices of the Rev. C. Wesley. By
A new History and Description of the Richard Watson, Author of “Observa-
Town of Woburn, its Abbey_and Vicinity. tions on Southey's Life of Wesley,” &c.
A Biography of the Russell Family; and a Letters on Prophetic Subjects, Part I.
Guide to Woburn Abbey, with an Account By J. H, FRERE, Èsq.

SON, D.D.

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349 · Gospel Truth accurately stated and illus Joseph. Hodgson, Esq. of Birmingham, trated. By the Rev. Messrs. Hog, Boston, was elected Fellow. Erskine, and others; collected by JOHN The concluding portion of Colonel PasBrown.

ley's paper on Artificial Cement was read; Journal of a Voyage round the World ; as was also a paper by J. W. Lubbock, Esq. undertaken to promote the objects of the V.P. and Treas. “On the Meteorological London Missionary Society, during the years

Observations made at the apartments of the 1821 to 1829, inclusive. By the Rev.D. Royal Society during the years 1827, 1828, T. TYERMAN and G. BENNET, Esq. Com and 1829.” piled from the Original Documents, by His Royal Highness the President inJAMES MONTGOMERY, Esq. Author of "The formed the Meeting that he had received World before the Flood," &c.

communications from Lord Melville and Evangelical Spectator. By the Author of Sir Robert Peel, desiring to resign their the Evangelical Rambler.

seats on the Council, on account of their Counsels for the Communion Table. By parliamentary duties. John Morisox, D.D.

April 21.

Sir Astley Cooper, V. P. History of Christianity to the Age of Sir Martin A. Shee was elected Fellow. Constantine.

A paper was read, “ On the errors in the Essays on Church Polity.

course of Vessels, occasioned by Local The Canon of the Old and New Testa Attraction, with some remarks on the rements ascertained ; or, the Bible complete cent loss of his Majesty's ship Thetis, hy without the Apocrapha and unwritten Tra Peter Barlow, Esq.” dition. By ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER, D.D.

Royal GEOGRAPHICAL Society. with Introductory Remarks by John Mori

April 11. A most interesting communiSermons on the Amusements of the cation was read, containing an account of a Stage, preached at St. James's Church,

visit to Morocco and the Atlas mountains, Sheffield. By the Rev. T. Best.

by Lieut. Washington, R.N., made in the Life and Diary of the Rev. Ebenezer beginning of 1830. The population of Erskine, A.M. of Stirling, Father of the

Morocco was estimated at nearly 100,000, Secession Church. By DONALD FRAZER.

5,000 of whom are Jews. The height of Omnipotence: a Poem. By R. JARMAN.

Atlas is stated to be 11,400 feet above the A Series of Essays on the Evidences of

level of the sea. Its geological structure Natural and Revealed Religion. By Mr.

consists of hard sandstone strata, dipping to R. AINSLIE,

the southward, and lying east and west. The History of Medicine, Surgery, and

Limestone and schist were present. There Apatomy, from the earliest period to the were no traces of primitive formations or

volcanic agency present time. By Dr. Hamilton.

The Utility of the Knowledge of Nature ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY. considered; with reference to the introduc

April 10. A paper on the obliquity of tion of iostruction in the Physical Sciences into the general Education of Youth. By clinations, were submitted. A paper, la

the ecliptic, and new tables on the sun's deE. W. BRAYLEY, A.L.S.

menting the backward state of optical science Pylus Malus Brentfordiensis; a Descrip- in England, with remarks on the progress tive Catalogue of the most valuable sorts of

and desiderata of the manufacture of achroApples. By Hugh Ronalds.

matic lenses, was also read, with some other coloured Figure of each.

important papers on the formation of teleA System of Endowments for the Provident Classes in every Station of Life, exem

scopes, and their improvement. Several

associates and fellows were admitted. plified by the Rules of the Southwell Endowment Society. By the Rev. J. T.

Highland Society of London. Becher, M.A. Vicar-general and Preben On Monday, the 21st of March, the dary of the Collegiate Church of Southwell. Highland Society of London held their anni

A familiar Summary of the Law of Bills versary meeting and dinner, which was conof Exchange and Promissory Notes.

ducted with the usual national observances, The Laws relating to Benefit Societies the company being entertained with the anand Savings' Banks; being a familiar Sum cient martial music of Caledonia. mary of the two consolidating Acts on these The silver medal, and unanimous thanks subjects.

of the Society, were given to Mr. Logan, for The Freemason's Pocket Companion. his interesting work on the manners and

The Bridal Night; the First Poet; and customs of the Scottish Gaël, and other other Poems. By Dugald Moore, Author branches of the Celtic race. of “ The African,” “ Scenes from the Flood,” &c.

King's College, LONDON.
The following additional appointments

have recently taken place in this institution : ROYAL Society.

-J. Anstice, esq. to be Professor of ClassiApril 14, The Duke of Sussex, President. cal Literature ; Charies Lyell, esq, to be

With a

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[ April, professor of Geology; Gilbert T. Burnett, more useful purposes than ourselves ; for esq. to be professor of Botany; and the we learn that Dionysius, the tyrant of Sy-' Rev. Joseph Edwards, B. A. to be secoud racuse, had a cavern excavated in a rock, in master in the school.

the shape of the human ear (which is of

course best adapted for the reception and New METHOD OF Dyeing Black Cloth. transmission of sounds) in which he coufned

A discovery has been made by Messrs. his state prisoners, and by tubes leading Watson and Son, Leeds, of a method of from it to his chamber, he was able to dyeing black in the wool, in such manner as catch even their softest whisper, and thus to allow of its being manufactured as well to discover their designs, &c. This idea as any other wool-dyed colour, and to re seems to have been lost sight of till now, medy the complaint against English blacks when we are agreeably surprised to find that of their wearing white in the seams. So Mr. Curtis, the well-known aurist, has infast is the colour, that, when tested with vented a chair with an acoustic barrel and one part of the strongest sulphuric acid to tubes, something on the principle of the two parts of water, it remains unchanged, Invisible Girl, for the benefit of the deaf, whilst the colour of black cloth dyed in the and for old persons who are hard of hearing, manner at present in use is completely de and who, while sitting in it at their leisure, stroyed. The experiment was made in the may hear conversation or reading in a low presence of Dr. Hunter, and several other

tone of voice, carried on by an individual in gentlemen. Tested with equal parts of mu any part of the room. By means of pipes, riatic acid and water, the effects were equally also, a person whispering in a distant apartdecisive: the process is rather more ex ment can be distinctly heard. We have pensive.

ourselves been seated in it, and were astonished at the ease with which we distin

guished the different voices of those engaged DuchesSE DE Berri's LIBRARY.

in conversation in an under tone, and also a Since the dispersion of the renowned Rox tune played by a small musical box (which burghe Collection, no book sale has attracted was as audible as if it had been standing on so many visitors as prevailed during the re a table before us), in a room separated by a cent sale of the Library of the Duchesse de hall, &c. from the one in which the chair is Berri, by Mr. Evans. We do not remem placed. Upon the whole, we consider this ber so gaudy a display of splendid books, de invention as one of the most ingenious apcorated in the most costly bindings by the plications of the principles of acoustics best artists in Paris ; still far inferior to the

with which we are acquainted. Lit. Gaz. substantial workmanship and high polish of Lewis, and other bookbinders in London.

A very interesting paper has been read Perhaps the best specimen of binding was a before the Society of Arts, in which it was variorum edition of Rabelais, in nine vols. proposed to connect the Mediterranean with Paris, 1823, purchased by Prince Cimitile, the Red Sea, by means of a railway across for 201. Two Albums were bought by Col. the Isthmus of Suez, which should be capaDubois for 2001. and 2801. The Congress ble of allowing vessels of the largest burthen at Vienna, a series of drawings in bistre, to be propelled along it by means of loco produced 95l. The matchless collection of motive steam-engines. Roses, painted to imitate nature, upon vellum, were purchased by Major Thompson at

Tithes, 4201. The Campaigns of Napoleon Buona At the Chester Assizes an important case parte, an oblong folio, brought 291. Re

was tried, involving the right of Tithes to nouard's edition of Voltaire, in 66 volumes, the amount of about 2,000t. a-year. The 50l. Répertoire du Théâtre Français, with plaintiffs were the Rev. Dr. Drever, the all the plates, in three states, and original Rev. T. Maudesley, and W. Turner, as drawings, 35 volumes, bought by Mr. Dib Trustees of the late R. Leigh, esq. of Addin for 641. Ostervald's Picturesque Voyage lington-hall, and the defendant was Col. T. in Sicily, 2 vols. Payne and Foss, 701. The Parker, of the Cheshire militia. The action noted Herbier de l'Amateur, bought by was brought under the Statutes of Edward VI. Major Thompson, at 3461. The Musée and Henry VIII, to recover treble the Français, 6 vols. folio, Prince Cimitile 1251.

amount of the tithe on hay on lands in the Audebert's Natural History, 2 vols. large occupation of Col. Parker, in the parish of paper, Payne and Foss, 100 guineas. Prestbury, claimed by the plaintiffs as trusFrench Classics, in 57 vols. 791.

tees of the lay impropriator of the whole

parish. The defendant pleaded the general Acoustic Chair.

issue and the Statute of Limitations. The The science of acoustics, in a practical Tithes of the extensive parish of Prestbury, point of view, has been strangely neglected which is fourteen miles by eight, and in in this country, and, in fact, in modern which the town of Macclesfield is situate, times generally. The ancients appear to formerly belonged to the monastery of St. have been beiter acquainted with the doc- Werburgh, in the City of Chester, but at trine of sounds, and to have applied it to the period of the Reformation reverted to

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1831.] Literary Intelligence.- Antiquarian Researches. 351 the Crown; and in the 22d of Elizabeth set up in the kivers, on the ground of a were granted by the Queen to Thomas modus; and a Bill was filed in the Court of Leigh, esq. the ancestor of the Adlington Exchequer in the year 1817, by the plainfamily, and remained in their possession tiffs, against Col. Parker, the result of from that time to the present. Being an which was a decision against him, in the extensive parish, the Tithes were year 1820, and subsequently coufirmed in taken in kind, but always in money, and the 1827, on bringing the case by a Writ of Tithe on hay was 1s. per aere on the up Error before the House of Lords. The lands, and 6d, on the lowlands. The Tithes

Tithes on corn, &c. were paid as usual after of that part of the parish of Prestbury which the expiration of the lease, by the defendant constituted Col. Parker's estate, were leased among others; thus establishing the right to the defendant until 1816, when the term of the plaintiffs to the Tithes of the parish expired, and during that term neither Col. generally. The jury now found for the Parker nor any of his tenants paid any Tithes plaintiffs for 3091. treble the value of the at all. At the expiration of the term a dis Tithes on hay for the last six years, any pute arose as to the liability to pay Tithe further arrears being barred by the Statute on hay where corn was grown, and the corn of Limitations.

ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES.

Son.

Society of ANTIQUARIES.

Croker, Esq., Frederic Madden, E39., J. April 14. Hudson Gurney, Esq. V.P.

H. Markland, Esq., F.R.S., J. H. MeriSir Thomas Phillipps, Bart. one of the vale, Esq., Sir George Staunton, Bart., Auditors, read a statement of the Society's F.R.S. and Major-Gen. Sir B.C. Stephenaccounts.

John Britton, Esq. F.S.A. exhibited se Scertre OF MARY OF SCOTLAND. veral large drawings of the architecture of The partial draining of Loch Leven has ancient Greece.

been the means of bringing to light two Henry Ellis, Esq. Secretary, presented highly interesting relics of the days of the copies of two bird's eye Views in the Bri beautiful but unfortunate Mary. The first tish Museum : 1. the town of Brighton, is a small marble figure, delicately sculpwhen attacked and fired by the French in tured, which was found near the island of 1545, as described by Holinshed under that St. Serf, and is supposed to have decorated year; North, West, and East Streets are one of the niches of its famous monastery. represented, with a field in the centre where The other is a handsome sceptre, apppathe market is at present. In the common reotly of cane, hilted with ivory, and accounts of Brighton, it is stated that mounted with silver, upon which latter the Henry the Eighth, to protect the towni letters of the words, “Mary Queen of from attacks similar to that here repre- Scots," are almost wholly legible, although sented, built a block-house in 1539; but as both the ivory and silver are much decayed. no such building is represented in this The sceptre was found near the “ Mary view, it is probable too early a date is thus Knowe,” the supposed landing-place of the given to its erection. The village of Hove fair Sovereign, in her memorable

escape is represented as a single street, with the from the Castle of Loch Leven. church standing, which has now almost en SKELETONS FOUND NEAR BASINGSTOKE. tirely disappeared. 2. A View of the Coun Several skeletons have been discovered try round Dieppe (including the chateau while making the new road over Rook's d'Arques in its original state), and the battle Down, in the parish of Sherbourne St. of St. Etienne, in which Henri IV. beat the John, near Basingstoke. That a battle had Duke of Mayenne, Sept. 21, 1589.

formerly been fought on this spot is by no The reading of the paper on Classical means improbable, as within lialf a mile of Chronology, by Henry Moutagu Grover, the Down there is a very extensive and very Esq. was then continued.

ancient camp, koown by the familiar appelApril 23, being St. George's Day, the lation of Bury Bank, or Winklow's Barrow, President, Vice-President, and Officers were though no tumulus exists on which to found re-elected; and the following Fellows were the latter description. The area is surplaced on the Council:—the Duke of Sus- rounded by a single rampart and a ditch on sex, Edward Blore, Esq., Joseph Gondall, the outside, partly filled up by the labours D.D., Sir Alexander Johnstone, F.R.S., of the agriculturist. The height of the Alfred Jobn Kempe, Esq., Henry Gally rampart, reckoning the slope, may be in Knight, Esq., Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart, some places 25 or more feet." From its simF.R.S., W. Robinson, Esq. LL.D. Robert plicity, it may be inferred that this was a Smirke, jun. Esq. R.A. and Edgar Taylor, work of the antient Britons. A great battle Esq., in the room of C. F. Barnwell, Esq. was fought at Basing by King Etheldred and F.R.S., John Britton, Esq., T. Crofton his brother Alfred, against the Danes, in 871.

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