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STUPENDOUS Glass Vase. of Hope, with poetical attributes borrowed At the Queen's Bazaar, Oxford-street, from Spenser's Masque of Cupid ; Brocke- is exhibiting a colossal glass vase, condon's Raphael and La Fornarina ; and a sta- structed by Messrs. Gunby and Co. of Bir. tue of Narcissus, by Bacon. This cheap mingham. Its dimensions are, 14 feet in publication, by making known the merits of height, and 12 in diameter. It weighs upthe English School, is well calculated to wards of 13,444 lbs. ; and is capable of concreate a demand for the original prints, par- taining 5,400 bottles of wine. The prevailticularly on the Continent.
ing colour of the vase is gold, relieved with
emerald green and vermilion, the whole of Parts VII. to X. of Gell's Pompeiana
which are laid on under the surface of the embrace many good Plates and Views of
glass. By this contrivance, the ornamental Buildings, of Paintings on the Walls, and
beauty and brilliancy of the decoration are of Mosaic Pavements that have been re
secured from the action of the atmosphere, cently discovered. The Plates of the Poet's
and will remain unimpaired as long as the House restored, the Court of the Piscina,
structure itself. To describe the decoration the Tepidarium, and the cell of the Temple of
of this splendid work of art would occupy : Augustus, are in the most finished style of
considerable space ; exteroally it is composed
of compartments, inclosing medallions, runParts XIII. avd XIV. of the Landscape
ning scrolls, and scollop shells; the ground Illustrations of the Waverley Novels contain
of the interior is pale lavender, with a ruo. several interesting subjects : among which
ning pattern of vine leaves of vivid green. may be particularly noticed two views of
It is valurd at 10,100l. Warwick Castle; Castle of Ashby; and a view of Whitehall, as seen from the water,
Announced for Publication. from a sketch by Hollar,
Ireland Illustrated, from original drawings, by G. Petrie, W. H. Bartlett, and J. M.
Baynes; with descriptions, by G. N. Wright, Lieut.-Col. Batty has selected the City of M.A. Professor of Antiquities to the Royal Edinburgh for his Fourth Number of Views Hibernian Academy, &c. of the principal Cities of Europe. The ca A new illustrated Road-Book of the pital of the northern part of the kingdoin is Route from London to Naples ; containing well calculated, from its commanding and twenty-four highly-finished views, from of picturesque appearance, to form the subjectginal drawings by Prout, Stanfield, and of numberless interesting views. Although Brockedon, engraved by W. and E. Finden. it has been drawn from all points, and of Edited by w. Brockedon, author of the late very beautifully, particularly in Sir Wal- « Passes of the Alps." Part I. containing ter Scott's “ Provincial Antiquities of Scot- the Route from London to Paris. land," we must still give the preference A new Survey of the Environs of London, to those of Captain Batty, who has judi- within the distance of thirty miles, designed ciously contrived to give a stranger an ex- and engraved on a most extensive scale, os cellent idea of Edinburgh in half a dozen J. W. Frogget, of West Square.
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE. New Works announced for Publication. A translation of the New Testament into
Historical Memoirs of the House of Rus- Hebrew, printed with the points. sell, from the Norman Conquest to the nine- The History of Public Opinion, or the teenth Century; including several interest. Rise, present State, and political influenc ing letters of the first and second Earls of of that sentiment in Great Britain and other Bedford. By J. H. Wifpen, M. R. S. L.
yu. n. WIFFEN, M. R. S. L. parts of the World. By WilLIAM ALLA: The Rev. Rich. WALKER, Fellow of Mag. MACKINNON, esq. M.P. F.R.S. The third dalen College, Oxford, is collecting materials edition much enlarged. for a Life of William of Waypflete, in the Past and Present Times. By a Lady, Latin Language.
A Series of Tales, describing some of its Biblia Sacra Polyglotta, textus archetypos principal events at Paris, Brussels, and versionesque præcipuas ab ecelesia antiquitùs saw, during the late revolutions. Byk. receptas, necnon versiones recentiores Angli. N. BAYLEY, esq. author of “ Four Years 1 capam, Germanicam, Italicam, Gallicam, et the West Indies," &c. Hispanicam, complectentia. Editore SA Works of the Rev, Robert Hawker, D.D. MUELE LEE, S. T. B. Linguæ Hebræde apud late Vicar of Charles, Plymouth, with a Cantabrigienses Professore Regio, &c. &c. Memoir. By the Rev. Dr. WILLIAMS."
Literary Intelligence. vols. 8vo. Also, by the same, Memoirs of lation subsisting between nerve and muscle the life and writings of the Rev. Dr. Hawker. by Dr. W. C. Henry. 13. On the Thermo
Daily Communings, Spiritual and Devo- stat, or heat-governor, a self-acting physical tional.' By Bishop HORNE.
apparatus for regulating temperature, by Dr. The Reign of Terror, the Sacred Grove, and other Poems. By James Everett.
Royal Society of Literature.
June 9. Lord Bexley V. P. was in the and Foreign Seamen's Friend Society.
chair.-Some interesting remarks on EgypThe Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoo
tian antiquities, by Sir W. Ouseley, were logical Gardens delineated, 2 vols. 8vo.
read. This memoir chiefly consisted of deValpy's Family Classical Library, No. 18,
scriptions of four drawings, which accomHorace.
panied it :-No. 1, various hieroglyphic inValpy's Sallust, with English Notes.
scriptions, from a small mutilated statue. Cæsar's Commentaries, de Bello Gallico, No. 2, characters copied from a papyrus. with English Notes. By É. H. BARKER, esq.
No. 3, fragments of a very curious mauuHughes's Divides of the Church of Eng script, exbibiting hieroglyphic figures and land, commencing with Jeremy Taylor's
characters, found in the coffin of a mummy Works.
near Thebes. No. 4, hieroglyphic devices Synopsis of the Origin and Progress of
on a piece of red cornelian. To the descripArchitecture. By W. J. SMITH, esq.
tion of the above remains of Egyptian anti
quity, the writer appended some remarks resRoyal Society.
pecting the period when the art of embalmJune 2. Sir Astley Cooper, V. P. ing was discontinued in Egypt, and on the A paper was read, “On the fossil bones
time of the disuse of the sacred Egyptian found in caverns in the Mendip Hills in So
characters. The Right Hon. Lord Carringmersetshire,” by the Rev. David Williams.
ton was admitted a member. Mr. Millingen June 9. H.R. H. the Duke of Sussex,
presented his work on ancient coins of Greek President, in the chair.
cities and kings. Three papers were read : “ Researches
June 15. The last meeting for the season on Physical Astronomy," by J. W.Lubbock,
was held in Parliament Street. The next, esq. ;'“ On the theory of Elliptic Tran
after the recess, will take place at their new scendant," by Jas. Ivory, esq. ; and “ An
and commodious building, erected by subexperimental investigation of the phenomena
scription in the wide street lately made by of endosinose and exosmose," by William
the improvements on the Kings Mews and Ritchie, esq.
St. Martin's Lane. June 28.' H. R. H. the President iu the
OXFORD UNIVERSITY. chair.-This being the last meeting for the session, the principal contents of several pa
June 3. The Chancellor's and Sir Roger, pers were made known to the society. 1. On Newdigate's prizes were adjudged as follows : the Tides in the port of London, by Mr. Latin Verse -_Numantia." Roundell Lubbock, who remarked that the tides on Palmer, scholar of Trinity. the Thames are remarkably regular, whether English Essay " On the Use and Abuse the moon's declination be N. or S ; there is of Theory." Chas. P. Eden, B.A. of Oriel. high water at the same instant on the coast Latin Essay-_" Quænam fuerit Oratoof Portugal and the northern shores of Ame- rum Atticorum apud populum auctoritas.”— rica. 2. On the extensive atmosphere of Charles Wordsworth,' B. A. Student of Mars, by Sir James South. 3. On the effi- Christ Church. cacy of screens in arresting the progress of Sir Roger Newdigale's Prize for English Magnetic influence, by Snow Harris, esq. Verse-" The Suttees.” Percy Macaulay 4. On the effects of masses of iron in con- Ashworth, Commoner of Wadham. trolling the attracting force of a Magnet,
June 4. The Theological Prize for 1831 by the same. 5. On recrossed Vision, by John Feard, esq. 6. On the sources and
was adjudged to Benjamin Harrison, B.A. nature of the powers on which the Circula
Student of Christ Church ; subject--" The tion of the Blood depends, by Dr. Philip.
evidence deduced from Prophecy in support 7. Experiments on the length of the Se
of the truth of Christianity." conds' Pendulum, at the Royal Observatory, June 9. The following subjects were proGreeowich, by Capt. Sabine. 8. On the posed for the Chancellor's prizes, for the friction and resistance of Auids, by J. Ren- eusuing year : nie, esq. 9. On a new register Pyrometer For Latin Verse—“ Attila.” for measuring the expansion of solids, by W. For an English Essay—“The Study of Daniels, esq. 10. On the determination of different Languages, as it relates to the the thickness of solid substances, not other- Philosophy of the Human Miud." wise measurable by magnetic deviation, by For å Latin Essay "De Stoicorum the Rev. W. Scoresby. 11. On the influ- Disciplina." ence of light, by John Burton, esq. 12. A Theological Prire-On « The Fulness of critical and experimental inquiry into the re- Time" at which Christ appeared on earth.
Members' Prizes for Undergraduates-1. being the principal day, when the prize es
W. H. Thompson, Trinity college. 2. H. says and poems are read and recited, the
Alford, Trinity college. Subject, “Utrum theatre was opened at ten o'clock in the fides Punica ea esset qualem perhibent seripmorning. The business of the day com
tores Romani ?"
Artificial Imitation of Halos.—The proand Washington Irving, whose claims to the duction of balos may be illustrated experihonour were stated in Latin addresses. Af
mentally by crystallising various salts upon ter the recital of a Latin poem, the subject
plates of glass, and looking throngh ebe “ Numantia," and the reading of a clever
plates at the sun or a candle. When the essay on the “Use and Abuse of Theory,"
crystals are granular and properly formed, followed the great object of attraction, the
they will produce the finest effects. A ET English poem for Sir Roger New digate's
drops of saturated solution of alum, for exprize - The Suttees." "The following
ample, spread over a plate of glass so as to lines at the close of the poem, were received crystallize quickly, will cover it with an inwith enthusiastic applause :-
perfect crust, cousisting of fat octohedral " And such is woman's love! whose magic power crystals, scarcely visible to the eye. When Can change the gloomiest to the brightest hour, the observer, with his eye placed close beCan smooth the decp lines care has learu'd to
hind the smooth side of the glass plate, plough, And chase the cloud of anguish from the brow, looks through it at a luminous body, he will It drops not, parts not with the parting breath, perceive three fine halos at different disBut smiles a proud defiance unto death!'
tances, encircling the source of light. The The commemoration finished with a ball on interior halo. which is the whitest of the Thursday evening.
three, is formed by the refraction of the Gresham Prize Medal.-We have the rays through a pair of faces in the crystals pleasure to announce the intended establish that are least inclined to each other. The ment of an annual Prize Medal, to be second halo, which is blue without and red awarded by the Professors of Music in this within, with all the prismatic colours, is University and in Gresham college, for the formed by a pair of more inclined faces; and best original composition in sacred vocal the third halo, which is large and brilliantly music. The words to be selected from the coloured, from the increased refraction and canonical Scriptures, Apocrypha, or Liturgy dispersion, is formed by the most inclined of the Church of England.
faces, CAMBRIDGE L'niversity.
Rules for Observing the Baromelet.-1.
Generally the rising of the mercury indiJune 3. The Chancellor's medal for the
cates the approach of fair weather; the best English poem was adjudged to George
falling of ii shews the approach of foul Stovin Venables, scholar of Jesus College.
weather.—2. In sultry weather the fall of Subject, “ The attempts which have been
the mercury indicates coming thunder. In made of late years by sea and land to disco. winter, the rise of the mercury indicates ver a North-west Passage."
frost. In frost, its fall indicates thaw; and June 13. The following prizes were ad- its rise indicates snow.-3. Whatever change judged :
of weather suddenly follows a change in the Sir William Browne's medal for Greek barometer, may be expected to last but a Ode, Latin Ode, and Epigrams, James Hild- short time. Thus, if fair weather follow yard, Christ college.-Subjects : Greek Ode, immediately the rise of the mercury, there « Granta Illustrissimo Regi Gulielmo quarto will be very little of it; and, in the same gratulatur quod in Solium Britanniæ succes- way, if foul weather follow the fall of the serit."-Latin Ode, “ Magicas accingitur mercury, it will last but a short time.-4. artes." -Greek Epigram, “Magnas inter If fair weather continue for several days, opes inops." - Latin Epigram, “ Prudens during which the mercury continually falls, simplicitas.”
a long continuance of foul weather will proPorson Prize (for the best translation of bably ensue; and again, if fuul weather con& passage from Shakspeare into Greek verse). tinue for several days, while the mercury George Kennedy, St. John's college. Sub- continually rises, a long succession of fair ject, As you Like It, act ii. sc. I, beginning, weather will probably succeed.-5. A fluea To-day my Lord of Amiens and myself," tuating and unsettled state in the mercurial &c., and ending “ Native dwelling-place.” column indicates changeable weather.
Members' Prize for Bachelors of Arts Advantages of Railroads over Canals.James Spedding, Trinity college. Subject, The friction of a carriage on a rail-road “Utruin boni plus an mali hominibus et moving sixty miles an hour would not be
1831.] Literary Intelligence. — Antiquarian Researches. 545 greater than if it moved but one mile an minds have been familiar. To the power of hour, while the resistance in a river or ca- & steam-engine there is, in fact, no practical nal, were such a motiou possible, would be limit; the size of the machine and the multiplied 3600 times. Jo propelling a car- strength of the materials excepted. This is riage on a level rail-road the expenditure of compared with agents to whose powers napower will not be in a greater ratio than that ture has not only imposed a limit, but a narof the increase of speed, and therefore the row one. The strength of animals is circost will maintain a proportion with the use cumscribed, and their power of speed still ful effect; whereas, in moving a boat on a more so. Again, the resistance arising from canal or river, every increase of speed, or of friction on a road may be diminished by art useful effect, entails an enormously increased without any assignable limit, nor does it consumption of the moving principle. The sustain the least increase, to whatever exastonishment which has been excited in the tent the speed of the motion may be aug. public mind, by the extraordinary results meuted ; on the contrary, the motion of a recently exhibited in propelling heavy car- vessel through a canal has to encounter a riages by steam engines on rail roads, will resistance by increase of speed, which soon subside, if these circumstances be duly con- attains an amount which would defy even sidered. The moving power and the resis- the force of steam itself, were it applicable, tance are naturally compared with other to overcome it with any useful effect. moving powers and resistances to which our
would have been without point but for this June 2. Thomas Amyot, esq. Treas. in mode of pronouncing his name. A single the chair.
sentence will give some idea of the force with Mr. Cope exhibited a drawing of a font, which these inedited letters of Donne are and other ancient remains, at Mellor in Der- pended; he entreats, in one of them, the byshire.
Chancellor to allow him to come into his A. J. Kempe, Esq F.S.A. cominunicated presence, telling bin" affliction, misery, (for perusal only) that portion of his selec- and destruction are not there, and every tion from the Loseley MSS. which relates to where else where he is they are !" the clandestine marriage of the celebrated June 9. W.R. Hamilton, esq. V.P. Dr. Doone with Ann daughter of Sir Geo. James Falconer, esg. of Doncaster, was More of Loseley. They consisted chiefly of elected Fellow. several pathetic and elegantly penned letters John Britton, esq. F.S.A. exhibited a addressed by Donne to Sir Thomas Eger drawing by the late Mr. Capon of a carved ton, then Lord Chancellor, whose Secretary capital, found some years since within the he was, and by whose order he had been precincts of Westminster Abbey. It is parconfined in the Fleet prison for marrying a ticularly curious from containing in the abaminor of such rank without the permission eus an incription recording the building of of her friends. Ann More was indeed the part of the abbey-CLAVSTRV' ET REI.... niece of Lady Egerton, the Chancellor's VM SVB ABB'E GISLEB'...... R...E WILLELMO wife, so that not improbably there might SECVN...... a cloister, and apparently a be sume family feeling in this severe visita refectory, under the Abbat Gislebert and tion of Duppe's offence. Christopher King Williamı the Second. The capital Brooke, Donne's friend who gave the lady was adorned with four different desigas away, was at the same time imprisoned in in bas-relief on its four sides; the first the Marshalsea. There is a letter in Mr. is broken off; the second represents the Kempe's selection addressed from him also Abbat between two monks reading a book; to the Chancellor, in which he complains of the third, the Abbat between two monks being kept from his professional avocation holding a scroll inscribed ego SVM ; the at the assizes at York, as a barrister-at-law. fourth, the King between the Abbat Mr. Kempe prefaced his communication with his crozier and a monk with a book. with a skeich of Doppe's life, and some re. This curious relic of ancient art was in marks on his writings. He shewed that his the bands of Sir Gregory Page Turner ; but name was Dum, and not Don, as it is cur- it is not known where it is now preserved. rently pronounced in modern days ; that in -On the same sheet were coloured drawthe sentence of the ecclesiastical court, con- ings of a fragment of a painting of the defirming his marriage, it is uniformly written collation of St. John the Baptist, from the Dunn ; that the participle past of the verb south side of St. Stephen's Chapel; and of to be, is spelt by Donne hiniself in the same a portion of ceiling in the Palace, ornamanner as his name, with two n's; and that mented by gilt tracery on a blue ground. his subscribing to a letter noticed by Wal William Hosking, Ésy. F.S.A. communiton, “ John Donne, Ann Donne, undone,” cated some observations, with a sketch, of
GENT. Mag. June, 1831.
[June, an inscribed stone in the Sepulchral Way at shovel. On the most moderate possible Pompeii, in the explanation of which he dif calculation, more than 20,000 pieces were fers from Sir William Gell.
found on Wednesday. Single parties found Mr. Grover's paper on Classical Chrono- upwards of 1,500. The coins, which are logy was further read.
evidently of the reign of Edward the First, June 16. Mr. Hamilton in the chair. appear io have been originally of the value Samuel Hasell, esq. presented a coloured of 4d. There are at least five distinct coidprint of the very curious Roman pavement ages of the same reign. The most common at Pitney, representing figures with the in (and of this there are at least 100 to I of struments of coining, described in our last the other kinds) has a front face of the volume, pt. 1. p. 17.
above monarch, the reverse baviog a cross, Mr. Grover's paper was concluded. some coined at London, and others at Cap
Mr. Kempe reported to the Society the terbury. Another kind has also a full face result of his observations during the period of the monarch, in a kind of triangle; of three weeks, on the excavations for a “Edw. R." being very legible, the reverse sewer under the city approach to the new having a cross, some of the Dublio and London Bridge. They were carried through others of the Waterford cuinage. The third the site of St. Michael's Church, Crooked kind has a profile of the monarch. It would Lane, and the north-east corner of East appear as though a trench had originally cheap, to the depth of nearly fifty feet. Jo been made and filled with these pieces. St. Michael's church-yard, at 17 feet from When a large quantity has been dug up as a the surface, the labourers came to what Mr. time, it was observed that they lay in a Kempe terms the Roman Level, when a pro marly substance, and not in the gravel which fusion of the fine Samian ware, amphoræ, forins the outer bed of the river. The pieces liquid measures, crucibles, bones of sacri were sold at the onset at from 10s. to 125. ficed animals, &c. were found. Mr. Kempe per hundred, afterwards at 75. 6d. per hunconceives that the site about Eastcheap was dred. The silversmiths in Burton have a great Forum Mercatorium in the Roman given 43. per ounce. A brass spur was also times, even as early as the reign of Claudius. found, evidently of the same antiquity. He discovered what he considered plain evidence of the combustion of the town in the
Roman Coins DISCOVERED NEAR THE time of Nero, by the insurgents under Boa
Giant's CAUSEWAY. dicea, and of its having been afterwards re James Quig, of the Taugh mountain, built by the Romans. He described the
near Pleaskin, two miles from the Giant's modern street of Eastcheap as being on the Causeway, was lately shovelling potatoes, line of a Roman way falling in with the Wat when his mattock struck against a fing, ling-street at London stone. This way lies raised it, and uncovered a heap of silver about five feet under the present level of the coins of the earlier Roman Emperors. Each street, and is composed of a bank of gravel was nearly the size of a shilling, but of a scsix feet deep and 18 feet wide, which has
perior kind of silver, and the whole weighed been laid on the ancient surface of the soil.
eight pounds and a half. The poor man sold The Society then adjourned to the 17th
a hundred and ninety of them to an English of November.
gentleman at Coleraine for a pound note. Coins FOUND AT TUTBURY.
RELIC OF ANTIQUITY FOUND AT GRIMSBY. June 9. For several days past a curious During the progress of some excavations scene has presented itself at Tutbury. A new now making in a small paddock at Grimsby, cut or water-course has lately been made, belouging to Lord Yarborough, the foundawhich has affected the height of the water in tion of an old stone wall was discovered, the regular course of the river (the Dove). which had been covered down with earth, On this account it has been deemed neces- so as to form a lofty bank; in which state sary to lower the bed of the river imme- it has existed beyond the memory of man, as diately below the bridge. In doing this, the a fence from the turnpike road that runs belabourers discovered, amongst the stones tween the churchyard and the vicarageand gravel, a quantity of small pieces of house. In the wall are a few carved stones, coin, which proved to be silver, and of the capitals of pillars, and some that have evireign of Edward the First. On more minute dently been intended for the span of an investigation, it appeared as though from arch. In levelling a small eminence in this one of the buttresses of the bridge, in a dis paddock, it was discovered to be formed by rect line for 40 or 50 yards, the whole bed of an accumulation of coal ashes, amongst the river was one entire mass of coin. On which were several antique heads of tobacco Wednesday there were hundreds of labourers pipes, a curious brass buckle, and a brass and others, up to their middle in water, plated table spoon, which, by its peculiarity with shovels and riddles, at work the whole of shape and eccentric ornaments, indicates day exhuming this long concealed treasure. a very high antiquity. In the bowl of the It is not the slightest exaggeration to state spoon is the Government stamp, a lion's that upwards of 200 pieces of silver coin head crowned. This relic is in the posses
brought up at one time in the sion of the Rev. George Oliver. Several