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1831.] Fine Arts.Literary Intelligence.

161 excessively cheap for the price, and we countryman is suffering a martyrdom of pain heartily wish the spirited Publisher all the in trying on a tight new shoe ; whilst the success he deserves.

sutor is wickedly enjoying the sport, at the This Edition is to be copfined to the best same time that he is assuriog the sufferer works of Hogarth, and will consist of about that it is a most capital fit. Au old Water53 plates ; exclusive of wood engravings. loo pensioner and the cobbler's apprentice

are laughing heartily; and a barber has run The Tenth Part of the Landscape Ilustra- to enjoy the joke, but his wife has got scent tions of the Waverley Novels, contains Views of him, and has dispatched her girl to bring of the Tower of London, 1670, drawn it is back her father to his own shop. said by D. Roberts, but the authority is The priot is well engraved in aquatint by Dot given; Linlithgow Castle and loch the Painter and Mr. J.P. Quilley, and meaCailleach, by Robson ; and Loch Leven, sures 18 in. by 13. by Gastineau. The water and light in these three subjects, particularly the last, The Traveller disturbed. We have just are very beautifully managed.

seen the Proof of a Print after Mr.

William Kidd, which is extremely well Part V. of Mr. T. Landseer's Sketches of engraved in the line maoner, by Mr. Animals, contains Portraits of the Barbary Thomas Lord Busby. The print meaLion, in the Tower of London ; the Ja- sures 11 in. by 9. A traveller by & stage guar, a species of panther; the Polar Bear; coach has just commenced his dinner, when and the Alpacos, a species of the same fa- he is disturbed by the guard blowing his mily as the Llama; all three from the Colo horo, and the waiter bringing his bill. The lection in the Zoological Gardens. These traveller runs the double risk of being Plates are most faithfully and spiritedly choaked by vexation, and by an enormous drawn ; and the Members of the Zoological mouthful he is attempting to masticate. Society so higbly approve of the subjects One hand is clenched in anger ; tbe other submitted to them, that they have permitted holds a fork ladea with food. Mr. Landseer to dedicate his work to the Society. The vignettes to the articles of

Preparing for Pullication. the Lion and Alpacos we think rather outré,

Five Lithographic Views, forming Part particularly the last, which we cannot com

1. of a Series of Views in the Zoological prehend ; but the engraver of Monkeyana Gardens, laid out from the Designs of Dehas been quite at home in the laughable cimus Burton, drawn by James Hakewill, vignette to the article on the Jaguar. The author of the Picturesque Tour of Italy, descriptions are written in a popular and very &c. To be completed in Two Parts. pleasing style.

Mr. Martin is engraving two prints “ Sa

tan presiding at the Infernal Council," and The Second Part of Mr. John Fleming's Pandemonium, on the same scale as the Select Vicus of the Lakes of Scotland con- Belsházzar's Feast. firms our favourable opinion of the work (see vol. c. ii. p. 254) on the publication

BRITISH INSTITUTION. of the first Number. It contains three inost

The annual exhibition of the paintings of charming views of Loch Katrine ; and the modern artists, for the present season, engraver, Mr. Swan, has done justice to opened on Jan. 31, at the gallery of the Mr. Fleming's drawings.

Society in Pall-mall. The whole collection

is an extremely good one, and will be found Mr. Henry Richter has here produced, to be as well deserving of the public altenfrom a simple incident, a very humourous tion as any that has been of late years exhiand superior print, The Tight Shoe. A bited at that place.

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE. New Works announced for Publication. An Account of the Dynasty of the Khajars, A History of Leicestershire, in the form translated froin a Manuscript, presented by of a Dictionary.

his Majesty Fesh Ally Shah to Sir Harford Remarks on the Alterations proposed in Jones Brydges, Bart. in the year 1811, con York Minister, in a Letter from J. Gage, caining an Account of the Family to that Esq. F.R.S. Director of the Society of An- period. With Historical Notes, and an la. tiquaries to F. Cholmeley, Esq. read at a troduction, by Sir HARFORD JONES BRYDGES, Meeting of the Society Feb. 17, 1831. Bart. 2 vols. 8vo.

The Fifth and Concluding Volume of Mr. The History of Tithes, Patriarchal, LeviD'Israeli's “ Commentaries on the Life tical, Catholic, and Protestant, with reflecand Reign of Charles the First." .

tions on the extent and evils of the English Gent. Mag. February, 1881.

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Literary Intelligence.- Antiquarian Researches. [Feb. Tithe System, and suggestions how to abo- Royal College of PuYSICIANS. lish the Tithes and support the Clergy with- The first meeting of the College of Phyout them.

sicians was held on Feb. 1. It was attended Minstrel Melodies; a Collection of Songs. by a vast uumber of the learned and celeBy H. B. in Numbers. No. 1. Songs of So- brated of all professions. Sir Henry Halcial Hours. No. II. Songs of the Sea-Side. ford read to his learned audience a paper, of

Bottomleiana ; consisting of Biographical which the subject was " the effect of disMemoranda of the late Rev. Samuel Bot

eases upon the mental faculties." The distomley, of Scarborough. By John COLE.

sertation was forcibly and not uneloquently A Popular History of Scotland. By R. worded, and the learned president contrived CHAMBERS.

to render it not only quite intelligible, but History of Poland. By W.J. THOMS.

also entertaining to those who were uniniThe Anti-Materialist. By the Rev. R.

tiated alike in the mysteries and the nomenWARNER, F.S.A.

clature of medical science. Life of Sir Tho. Lawrence; and also a Life of Fuseli.

King's College, LONDON. The Annual Peerage for 1831.

The following appointments in this insti

tution have been already filled up: Royal Society.

Chemistry. .....J. F. Daniell, Esq. F.R.S. Jan. 27. George Rennie, Esq. V. P.

Mathematics. ... Rev. T. G. Hall, A.M. Read, “ On the probable' Electric origin Natural & Experiof all the phenomena of Terrestrial Magne- mental Philosophy Rev. H. Moseley, A.M. tism," by Peter Barlow, Esq. F.R.S

Natural History James Rennie, Esq. A.M. Feb. 3. Mr. Renoie in the chair.

Political Economy N. W. Senior, Esq. Read, a paper “On the Lunar theory," Jurisprudence. ..John J. Park, Esq. by Dionysius Lardner, LL.D. F.R.S. Principles and Prac

Feb. 10. Davies Gilbert, Esq. V.P.-Sir tice of Commerce Joseph Lowe, Esq. Philip Egerton, Bart. was elected Fellow. Surgery........J. H. Green, Esq. F.R.S. Read, a paper

“On a new combination Anatomy. ......H. Mayo, Esq. F.R.S. of chlorine and nitrous gas,” by Edmund Theory of Physic.B. Hawkins, Esq. M.D. Davy, Esq. F.R.S.

Practice of Physic F. Hawkins, Esy. M.D. Feb. 17. Mr. Gilbert in the chair. Midwifery.......R. Ferguson, Esq. M.D.

The reading of Professor Davy's paper Head Master... Rev. J. R. Major, A.M. was concluded.

CAMBRIDGE, Jan.28. The late Dr. Smith's ASTRONOMICAL Society.

annual prizes of 251. each, to the two best

proficients in Mathematics and Natural PhiFeb, 11. At the Anniversary Meeting, losophy, among the Commencing Bachelors Sir James South, President, the gold medals of Arts, were adjudged to Mr. S. Earnshaw, were awarded to M. Damoiseau, of Paris, and Mr. T. Gaskin, both of St. John's Col. for his memoir upon the theory of the lege, the first and second Wraoglers. Moon, and for his Lunar Tables; and cu Feb. 11. The Rev. S. Lee, B.D. Profes. Capt. Kater, for his Vertical Floating Colli- sor of Arabic, was elected to the Regius

Professorship of Hebrew.

mator.

ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES.
Society OF ANTIQUARIES.

Kempe imagines these are the material of Jan. 27. W, R. Hamilton, Esq. V.P. an inclined plane, by which the large trans

Henry Brandreth, Esq. F S.A. exhibited verse stone had been elevated over its supa small scal, found in the ruins of the mo

porters. Arthur's Stone is much thicker nastery at the Lyde, near Prince's Risbo- and more ponderous than the greater pumrough, Bucks. Its design is a figure of St. ber of monuments of a similar description Katherine, and its legend, ŠAVNTA CATRINA. in Wales ; it is celebrated in Welch history

A. J. Kempe, Esq. F.S.A. communicated as a wonderful structure. an account of a remarknble Cromlech,“ Ar- Mr. Kempe conceives it was raised by the thur's Stone," which is situated on the top of Druids over one of their sacred springs. a mountain called Kevyn Bryn in the Penin- He incidentally noticed a visit which he made sula of Gower, about ten miles from Swan- at the same time in 1811) to the village of sea in Sonth Wales. The paper was illus. Lywchwr or Llonghor, undoubtedly the trated by drawings representing the remain Leucarum of Antoninus, although an emiin three points of view. Immediately under Dent antiquary had transposed it to the other it is a spring of water. The Cromlech rests side of the Severu Sea. He found a Roman on the points of eight of ten supporting altar placed on its side before a cottage garstones, aod is surrounded by a pile of small den in the village of Lloughor. House stones arranged in a circular form. Mr. F. Madden, Esq. F.S.A. communicated a ladies present,

1891.) Antiquarian Researches.

163 translation of such part of the diary of a tion, was nominated a feast-day, and a warden noble Spaniard, the Duke of Najera (pre- was appointed, styled the Stauroplıylax. It served in the Addit. MSS. in the British afterwards went to Casinum ; tó Palestine, Museum) as relates to a visit which where the crusaders bore it before their arbe made to England in 1543-4. It gives mies, and on one occasion one half was capan account of the appearance of each tured by the enemy; the Emperor Baldwin town through which the Duke passed, and sold it to St. Louis ; and in France it rean estimate of its populatiou. With mained until some unknown thieves stole it London he was much pleased; and the in 1575, and it was not again discovered. bridge greatly excited his admiration, par- However, it is a consolation to the devotee ticularly from the fine street by which it that there still remain an abundance of its was covered. His taste in passing a warm fragments; enough, it has been wickedly eulogium op Salisbury Cathedral will be remarked, to be the produce of a forest, or considered less questionable. His reception to build a navy. Lord Mahon added a note by King Harry was not perfectly satisfactory, on the number of the holy nails, also preand the character he gives of the morose old served in various shripes. monarch is such as a foreigner only would Feb. 17. H. Hallain, Esq. V.P. in the have ventured to write. He had an audience chair.-John Bruce, Esq. F.S.A. exhiof the Queen (Katherine Parr), and kissed bited a small silver box in the shape of a her band; and was about to pay the same scull, beautifully executed, found at Cumpor, homage to the Princess Mary, when she, as in ploughing on some lands formerly belonga mark of her great respect, would not allow ing to the Abbey of Abingdon. It is prehim, but said he should kiss her lips; which sumed to have been a reliquary, or phylache accordingly did, and so with the other terium, and has a small ring by which it

might be suspended to the girdle or round Feb. 3. Mr. Hamilton. in the chair. the neck.

Sir Thos. Phillipps, Bart. F.S.A. exhi- R. C. Hussey, Esq. presented some facbited a ground-plan of King Joha's palace simile drawings of painted glass in the at Clarendon in Wiltshire.

church of West Horsley in Surrey, appaJohn Gage, Esq. Director, communicated rently of the age of Henry the Third. Their two Letters from Henry the Sixth, in 1441, designs are, 1. The Supper at the house of addressed to the Prior of Bury St. Ed- Lazarus (John, xii.) with Mary wiping the mund's, and the Mayor of that town, urg

Saviour's feet with her hair ; 2. A martyring them to activity in the suppression of the dom under wheels, attributed to St. KatheLollards, and their leader Sir Nicholas Con- rine, but apparently of several sufferers.

The figure supposed by Mr. Hussey to be The fourth letter of the Rev. John Skin- that saint, appears to be a second angel. ner, F.S.A. on Camelodunum, was then These designs are very curious, and would read. It was occupied in pointing out the be well worth engraving or lithographing in absurdities of such writers as would remove outline, so that the plates might be coloured the site of that station from the vicinity of after the originals. the Severo.

A letter of Mr. Gage, the Director, on Feb. 10. The Earl of Aberdeen, Presi- the Screen of York Minster, was then read; dept, in the chair.

being a masterly vindication of its presept Sutton Sharpe, Esq. Barrister, of Lin- situation on the authority of ancient eccle. coln's lan, was elecred Fellow; and to the siastical usages. This letter has since been honorary list was added the name of “Chris- published (see p. 161). tian Molbeck, Principal Librarian of the John Britton, Esq. F.S.A. exhibited a view Royal Library at Copenhagen, Professor of of the Screen, in its present commanding the History of Literatnre in the University, position, when viewed from the north tranand Keeper of MSS. and Records of the sept; and also some effective drawings of Royal Danish Society, author and editor of the balls of Hedingham Castle, Pensburst many learued works tending to illustrate the Place, and Crosby House, which we underhistory, archæology, and philosophy of stand have been prepared for the lectures Northern nations.'

on Architecture, about to be delivered by The Rev. Gay Bryan, F.S.A. communi- that gentleman at the Londou Institution. cated a compilation on the topography of

ANCIENT SEPULCHRE. Hurstmonceux in Sussex, accompanied by A plough in a field on the Blackadder estwo pencil sketches of the castle.

tate, Berwickshire, came in contact with a A history of the Holy Cross, by Vis- largestone, which, on being displaced, proved count Mahon, was also read. From the to be the lid or covering of a well-conperiod of its exhumation on Mount Calvary structed stone coffin, containing a quantity by the mother of the Emperor Constantine, of earth and human bones. Do removing it is traced for no less than twelve centuries. the contents with a spade the fragments of At first inshrined in silver in the church of an uro were turned up, and a flint arrow St. Sophia at Constantinople, the lath of head. This inartificial tomb probably conSeptember, the appiversary of its Exalta- tained the relics of a chief of the Ottadini.

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SELECT POETRY. MONT ST, MICHEL, * NORMANDY. Sonnel to the Memory of John MACKIE, I STOOD on Avranches' crested hill,

M.D. (late of Southamplon) who died at That hill where once the sacred pile

Chichester, January 29th, 1831, in the Rose, by Religion's powerful will,

Eighty-third year of his age. O'er vales of love and peace to smile. WHILE Talent -- Virtue, — Piety, may And still upon that holy mound

claim, A last and sacred relic stands ;

When past from earth to heaven, their I bow not-tho', on foreign ground,

native sphere,

[fame, The Rood a serious thought demands. From kindred minds the grateful meed of Oh may it oft the prisoner's eye

Thy name to food Remembrance must be Arrest while roaming o'er the sea,

dear, Io hopes a friendly sail to spy,

Lamented Mackie ! clos'd is thy career For Hope will sooth his agony.'

Of zeal unwearied, and successful skill, Such thought my troubled soul would shock, Which wont Afliction's dark abodes to As starting from the sea's wild foam;

cheer

[each ill St. Michel's crown'd and castled rock With beams of health, turning to flight Rose like the Ocean Spirit's home. That flesh endures. But well thy

generous What tho' its Mount, in days of yore,

mind The Druid rites unholy knew,

Was recompens'd; for through the lengthTho' here the conquering eagle bore Honour, Respect, and Filial Love combio'd Rome's idols, and her victims slew.t To cheerthy course ;

and, blest with What tho' old England's Bows there met,

sweet repose, And round its walls her standard wav'd; Thy life's decline, like that of Summer's day, The sun of Crecy's field had set,

Was cloudless, bright, and peaceful to its And war's strange thunder idly raved. I close.

CHARLES CROCKER.S Yet not the pictur'd roll of Fame,

Nur yet immortal Crecy's chief,
Could Thought's too anxious spirit tame,

SONG.
Which bound my soul in instant grief.

LET us wander, let us wander, Yes, prisoner of an injur'd clime,

In the Spring-tide of the year, This classic spot's thy living tomb;

Where the crystal streams meander The People's rage, the Prince's crime,

Through the valley, calm and clear; Will crowd thy sea-girt cell with gloom;

For Autumnal winds will whistle Thy height was once Ambition's rock,

When the Summer's past away,
Shine eyrie where the tempest roars; And the withered leaf and thistle
Too like thy island-cliff, while shock

In the hollow blast will play.
The ocean storms its iron shores.
Bitter must be the thoughts which wing

Let us wander, let us wander
Thy spirit o'er the dark blue sea,

In the sweet Spring-tide of life,
To her whose sorrow's sharpest sting

When the world with love and candour
Is what she weeps, yet not with thee. Seems pre-eminently rife;
Thy children too-but cast the veil,

For the stars that brightly sparkle
O'er grief's most hallowed mysteries ;

In its sky, will fade at last, Thou 'st done with earth--Religion hail,

And that sky itself will darkle, And she shall heal e'en wounds like these.

When life's sweet Spring-tide be past.
Brompton, Feb. 9.

H. B.
Temple, Feb. 12.

H.B.

* Said to be the spot first chosen for the solitary imprisonment of Prince Polignac. A view of it will be found Gent. Mag. vol. xlix. 552.

† “ Les druides furent les premiers qui l'ocupèrent. On prétend qu'ils l'appellaient • Mops Belleni,' Mont de Bélus. Vous vous rappelez sans doute que Bélus était, chez les Gaulois, le dieu du soleil. Quand les armes Romaines reoversèrent les pierres sensanglaatées des Druides pour y substituer l'autel du maître des dienx, ce rocher prit le nom de Mont-Jou, Mons Jovis, c'est-à-dire Mont de Jupiter. Ce ne sut qu'en 708 qu'il reçut de Saint Michel sur la demande formelle que cet Archange fit à Saint Aubert, douzième évêque d'Avranches, auquel il se donna le peine d'apparaître plusieurs fois." L'Hermite en Province-Basse-Normandie, par M. Jouy.

I “ En 1423, les Anglais, qui convoitaient depuis long-tems la possession de cette forteresse, l'assiégèrent mais inutilement. Cent vingt chevaliers repoussèrent leur armée, forte de quinze mille hommes, et lui enlevèrent même deux enormes pièces de canon que l'on montre encore aux étrangers. Elle sont un monument curieux de la manière dont on fabrique d'abord les pièces d'artillerie; elles se composent de plusieurs barres de fer, liées - epsemble par des cercles du même métal.” Ibid.

One of the uneducated poets lately patronised by Mr. Southey, and mentioned in a note in the last number of the Quarterly Review.

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amount.

PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT.

House of LORDS, Feb. 3. private donations; and the fifth, of penEarl Grey, on presenting several pe- sions : all the other items of expendititiuns on the subject of Parliamentary ture were to be under the control of Reform, said, that though his opinions Parliament. The noble Lord, in exo did not go the length that some of them plaining the alterations made in respect did on that subject, still in the great of the allowances of the royal family, principle of that measure he entirely and was not disposed to infringe upon any of decidedly concurred. Though his Ma- those comforts or privileges which the jesty's Ministers bad, since their ac- royal family enjoyed; nor was be discession to office, been occupied with posed to interfere with, or abridge, any matters of great and varied interest, of those privileges which of right were yet they had succeeded in framing a the prerogatives of royalty. But in the measure which they were persuaded case of pensions, it was intended to would prove efficient, without exceeding amalgamate those generally charged on the bounds of that great and wise mo- England, Scotland, and Ireland together, deration with wbicb such a

and gradually but greatly to reduce the should be accompanied. The measure

He proposed to place 75 of the in question bad met with the unanimous seniors at the head of the List, and thus, consent of the whole of his Majesty's wben any vacancy occurred, bis Majesty Government.-Viscount Melbourne said, would have the opportunity of exercising that he was sure the measure wbicb was bis privilege. He did not intend to into be introduced would quite fulfil the terfere with any pensions already grantjust expectations of the people, without ed, because, in general, they were given exciting the fears of those who were to objects of charity. The annual sum opposed to it. It was also the intention of 420,0001. formerly under the control of Government 10 endeavour to improve of the Civil List, would now be placed the condition of Ireland.

under the control of Parliament. After

noticing the allowance granted to the In the House of COMMONS, the same late Queen Charlotte, which was 54,0007, day, Lord Allhorp intimated that his annually, the noble Lord said that it was noble friend Lord John Russel, Pay- proposed to grant the same sum to master of the Forces, was authorized Queen Adelaide, but that his Majesty by the unanimous approbation of his bad declined the grant. Upon all occaMajesty's Ministers, to bring forward sions, said his Lordship, his Majesty bas the measure of Reform on tbe Ist of not only attended to suggestions reMarch. The Government had selected specting economy, but he bas been the the Noble Lord for tbat task, in conse- first to suggest them.-Mr. Hume conquence of the ability and perseverance tended that the Pension List must be which he bad displayed in the cause of reduced, in order to convince the counReform in tbe days when it was unpo- try that Ministers were sincere in tbeir pular. The Government thought that, professions of economy.-After some dis

account of his perseverance and cussion, the papers were referred to a ability, the noble Lord should be the Committee. person selected to bring forward a measure of full and efficient Reform, instead

House of LORDS, Feb. 7. of tbe partial measures which he bad Lord King, on presenting some petihitherto proposed.

tions on the subject of Tithes, stated

that he had one from the county of SoFeb. 4. The Chancellor of the Ex. merset, in which the petitioners declared chequer, in laying on the table certain that the present tythe system was perpapers relating to the Civil List, took nicious, and that it prevented them ibe opportunity of stating the arrange- from cultivating the land to the full exments which the Government proposed tent it was capable of, and from giving to submit to a Committee on that head. employment to the poor. They said The present Administration bad divided that the tithe was originally bestowed the Civil List into five classes. The 1st for other purposes than it was applied consisted of the allowance to his Ma- to at present-namely, one-third for the jesty and the Privy Purse; the 2d con- minisier, one-third for the church, and sisted of the salaries of the officers of the one-third for the poor; and they conbousehold ; the 3d, of the expenses of cluded by saying that the as it the housebold; the del harities and now worked, was an

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