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fines, colouring and glazing materials, use, and is damped down by a small with a very small quantity of water, in quantity of water sprinkled upon it, and grioding or reducing the said articles to packed for sale; the coarser part is repowder; by which ineans inuch labour is turned to the hopper, and ground over saved, and the stoves employed to heat again between the stones. the rooms, or other places, for evapo Secondly. “In respect to the Aints, rating the water used in the processes potter's clays, and colouring and glazing now practised, rendered unnecessary, materials, the method is to take calcined The methods adopted by the present Aints, dried clays, calcioed lead and lead patentee are as follow:

ores, inaniganese, or whatever article is First, “To manufacture ivory-black, proper for glazing, and pass it under take the bones and sloughs of the horns stampers or heavy hammers, to break or of animals, and calcine them to black bruise it in small pieces, sufficiently small ness, in close or air-tight vessels, then to pass between metal rollers, where it is crush them, in their dry state, between crushed so five as to be reduced to a pul. inetal rollers of about two feet dia. verulent state; it is then ground in its meter, until they are broken sufficiently dry state between mill-stones, in a inansmall to pass through a hopper into the ner similar to that before described for eye of a mill-stone, and be reduced to manufacturing ivory-black. It is then powder between mill-stones, in an borie passed through a dressing machine (inzontal situation, exactly similar to the closed within a very tight and close bion, method of reducing or grinding corn or which receives it); the coarser parts grain to flour. By a like process, the being thus separated, the finer parts are powder thus obtained is then partly pas. then inixed with water in a tub or deep sed through a dressing machine, con vessel. The coarser parts are farther structed with brushes and fine iron or separated by subsidence, and the finer brass wire, upon a circular frame, in and thinner parts passed through a fine closed within a rim, which receives it. lawn or cypress sieve: the water is then Suche part as passes through the meshes drained off, and evaporated by heat from of the wire (which should be about sixty- the substance, and the powder thus ob. eight to an inch) is sufficiently tine for tained is of a superior kind of fineness.".

MONTHLY RETROSPECT OF THE FINE ARTS. The Use of all New Prints, Communications of Articles of Intelligence, &c. are

requested under COVER to the Care of the Publisher. Ibe Fine Arts of the English School; illustrated between those societies shall have by a Series of big bly-finisbed Engravings, from assumed a more decided feature, Paintings, Sculpture, and Architecture, by the The work before us is the second Num. most eminent English Artists; with bistorical, ber of a publication, the objects of which descriptive, and biograpbical Letter Press.

we have before detailed and investigated.

We have Edited by Jobn Britton, F.S.A. No. II.

The contents of the present number are: VERY attempt to illustrate and make -A Portrait of Romney the Painter,

known the works of British artists, engraved by Bond, from a picture by especially when executed on a liberal Shee, accompanied by a Memoir from the scale, is deserving of patronage and en pen of Thomas Phillips, esq. R.A.; the couragement. It is a notorious fact, that Expiation of Orestes, engraved by Bond, the British school of the fine arts, alihough from a picture in the possession of Thos. in a vigorous and promising infancy, and Hope, esq: by Westall; an Engraving, by probably the first at present in Europe, Bond, from a drawing, by II. Corbould, lacks that liberal patronage and en- of a Statue of Resignation, being part of couragement from the nation at large, a sepulchral monument preparing for the which alone can render it great and flour- Baring family, by Flaxman; and a Section ishing. The late rejection of the plan through the Transcpts of the Cathedral offered to government by the directors of Church of St. Paul, London, engraved by the British Institution, and the jealous John Le Keux, after a drawing from actual rivalry (so prejudicial to both institutions measurment by James Elmes, Architect, and the arts) between that society and The same care and attention to the gras the Royal Academy relative to their exhia phic department is bestowed in this as in bitions, occasion these observations, the former Number, and the plate of the which shall be resumed at some future architectural Section is one of the most occasion, when the existing differences excellent specimens of architectural cor

rectness rectness, both in drawing and engraving, In the Radcliffe library are two of the that has appeared for some time, and most splendid Roinan Candelabit in must have been a laborious undertaking Europe; they were found in the ruins of to Mr. Elmes,

the Emperor Adrian's palace, at Tivoli. Of the literary departnient, Mr. Phillips In most of the colleges are one or more has written ihe meinoir of Romncy ron valuable historical pictures by the best umore with the feelings of a painter, and masters, and excellent portraits in abun. has proved he can use the pen as excel- dance, particularly Christ-church. They kently as he does the pencil. Nir. bave alto copies of the cartoons at ilarnp. Bonil's account of the historical picture ton-court hy Sir James Thornbull, but as is learned, and the wbole of This depart. the Royal Acadeiny has also a set by the ment is executed with much professional same hand, much stress is notlaid on ihese. skill and research. The promise of the Of the necessity of establishing an Unie works in hand for the succeeding Number versity there can be no doubt; but of kids fair to equal, if not surpass, those the proper mode of doing it, of the means already published.

to form a large collection of useful studies, Statues and Pictures in the University of its proper endowment, &c. much must of Oxford.We gladly embrace this op. be left to inature deliberation. This is portunity of a sort of recess in the arts to intended but as a hint that the materials call the attention of the lovers and patrons for the formation of the grandest museum of the fine arts to the various collections and university of art, perhaps in Europe, of fine antique statues, valuable pictures, is within the reach of the legislators of and other useful, vay indispensabte studies, Great Britaiı. to the artists, which are at present in .

INTELLIGENCE. England. Those in the British Museum In our last Number it was stated that are well arranged for the purposes of art, Mr. Thomas Hope had purchased Dawe's as well as shewing them to the best advan. picture of Andromache and Ulysses, fus tage, but the facility of access to artists 200 pounds instead of 200 guineas. are either not suthcient, or not properly British Institution for promoting the understood by them, for they certainly Fine Arts in the United Kingdom. This are not much studied from by artists. patriotic society, with a view to ascertain A series of papers in the manner of a the effect of a gradual increase of pre, descriptire catalogue of them was begun mums, have determined to add to those in this Magazine some months ago, caled announced on the fifth of April last, a We" Dillettanti Tourist," which explained third premium of 200 ghineas; they have them, as far as it was carried on, in a therefore given notice in the public pamanner that might have called public pers, and in tbeir usual way, (superseding attention to them, bad it been continued. Their former notice of the filih of April Soine farther observations on the proper Tast) that the three following premiums Wethod of suffering artists to study ibis are proposed to be given for the pictures invaluable collection, as well as on the of artists of, or resident in the United truly splendid one of Lord Elgin, shall be Kingdpun, painted this present year, and restined on the next leisure month. sent to the British gallery on or before the

The intention of the present remarks, fifth of January next. Ist. For the best is to call the attention of the patrons of picture in historicai or poetical composi. the fine arts, to the extraordinary oppor, iion, 200 guincas. 2nd. For the next tunity this country possesses of forin a best picture in historical or poetical noble university of art. Of what London composition, 100 guineas. For the next pussesses is well knowil, but it is to the best picture, in the same classes of coin, (at present useless) collections at Oxford, position, 50 guineas. The directors re. that we bey attention. In the picture serve to themselves the power of with. gallery are many valuable originals and holding either of the premiuins if they useful copies. In an apartment on the think proper. Any picture may (if other. north side of the schools are the celebra-- wire worthy) be exhibited for sale in the ted Arundel marbles. In the Logic and gallery, for the respective benefit of the Moral Philosophy School is the large artists. No artist will be entitled to more and valuable collection of marbles, sta- than one prenniuin in the season. Mr. tues, bustos, &c, which were for many Graham, ihe secretary to the institution, years at Easton, the seat of the Earl of will give any further information, if res l'omfret, and which were presented by the quired. late Countess of Pomfret to the Univer. Mr. Wilkie is in a slight degree better: Bity; this collection consists of nearly 140 but his works are still at a stand, from his pleces, of extraordinary beauty and value. continued indisposition,


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** Tricks sbon Travellers ;" Comic Opera; The first movement is bold and spirited :

performed wib universal applause at the English Roslyn Castle is arranged with elegance ; Opera, Lyceum Tbeatre. Written by Sir and the concluding movement is novel James Bland Burgess, bart. The Music composed by W. Reeve. 8s.

" and sprightly. THE music of this opera is written in Diveriimento Scozzese, for the Preno-forte. Com

I a style consonant to the generatcast of posed and dedicated io Miss Lusa Murray, tuy the piece, and exhibits much of that faci

J. B. Cramer, esg. 38 lity in familiar stage composition for which This divertimento, ill which Mr. CraMr. Reeves's talents have so long been mer has introduced the old Scorch air of distinguished. Of the overture, we must “ Bonny Jean," on account of which ista in cantor say, that we do not think it troduction, he adopts the lille of the comdeserves to be ravked with some others position, is distinguished by many pleasing from the same composer ; but the vocal flights of imagina uol), and much inasterly part of the publication, with some few arrangeinent. “Bonny Jean" is embellish. exceptions, are so much above mediocrity ed in the style of Pleyel, and bespeaks the. in the points of taste, humour, and on taste and judgment of a real master, ginality, as to entitle it to our warm com- Love is kill'd by Beauty's Scorn;4. a favourite mendation. The first song, “() bad Duet. Composed by H. Denmail. 15. a Loyer served me so," sung by Miss This duet is written in a style much Kelly; and “ Love is all Folly," sung by above the productions of every day. The Mr. Phillips, are particularly worthy of melody is highly agreeable, and the undera? our notice for their spirit and tenderness, part well combined. Some of the points and will not fail to recommend the work are very ingenious, and the effect of the to the attention of the lovers of operatical tout ensemble extremely honorable to the music.

composer's talents, Ellez's Song, “ Ave Maria ;" the Poetry from the Air Grotesque; for the Piano-forie. Composed by Popular Poem of Tbe Lady of tbe Lake, write J. Mazzingbi, esq« is. 6d. den by Walter Scott, esq. Composed and This pleasing trifle is already, we under described to the Countess of Porvis, by Dr. Clarke, of Cambridge., 35.

stand, in very general circulation amour In this Hymn to the Virgin, Dr. Clarke

the younger class of pirnn-forte practiLas displayed considerable powers of tall. fanciful, and the effect calculated to please

tioners. The passages are certainly very cy, a clear conception of his author, and

all whose taste is not too fastidious to apo much happiness of method. The whole

prove of the grotesque style of comhymn consists of twenty-four lines, which Dr. C. has disposed into four verses, cone

positioni. eluding each with a chorus, in four paris,

Grand March, for the Piano-forie. Composed and

dedicated 10 Miss M. A. Clementson, by N. to the words “ Ase Maria." Each verse

Rolfe. 25. is varied in its melody nyreeably to the

With this march we are greatly pleased. sentiment to be expressed, and the burden The style is bold and animated, and the has a forceful and happy etlect.

digressive passages are free and brilliant. Tbe Minuetto all' Fandango; danced by Miss The movement with which the publica.

Lupine and Mr. Noble, in the Grand Ballet of tion concludes (and which should hare
ibe Castilian Minsirel, also in tbe favourite been noticed in the title-page) is lively
Spanisb Dideriisement, al ibe Englisb Opera.
Composed by H. R, Bisbop, esq.

and pleasing, and closes the composition Mr. Bishop has arranged this fandango

with great advantage of effect. as a rondo. The theme is highly credita

" The Triple Couriskip;" a popular Canlala, ble to his faucy, and the adventitious

sung ai' Vaurbail Gardens' by Miss feruk,

Composed by Mr.W.7. Parke. 18. 6d. matter is at once analogous and pleasing. The whole forms a rondo of considerable

Mr. Parke, in this revival of the can. merit and attraction.

tata style of composition, has evinced

much taste and judgment. The inelodics L'Anacbante; a Sopela for t/c Piano-furie, uiib an decompennent for a Bude or vioni, in

are well conceireli, aud the recitations wbieb is introduced" Roslyn Castle." Com are appropriate and expressive. posed and inscribed to Miss Gostenb.fer, by J. Serenade, Volce et Rondo, for the Piano-fors. Gildon.' 35. 6d.

Composed and luscribed io Kriss Julia Tburnton, Mr. Gildon has displayed much taste by J. Gildon. 25. 61. and variety of conception in this sooaia. The three morements, or pieces, of

well-constructed and striking Dassages.

which this publication consists, form an rowed air is decorated with judgment, the agreeable sonata, and a useful exercise for concluding rondo is cheerful and pleasing, the finger. They are conceived with much and the combination of the four parts, vivacity of inagination, possess many evinces considerable science and skill. and place Mr. Gildon's talents, in this

Tbe admired Spánisb Air, danced as a Pas Deus, species of composition, in an advantage

by Miss Lupino and Mr. Noble, in ebe Grand

Ballet of the Castilian Minstret; also in the ous powt of view.

favourité Spanish Divertisement ai tbe English A familiar Duet for two Performers on one Piario

Opera. Arranged as a Rondo for tbe Piano forte. Composed by Jobi Monro. 38.

forle, by Henry R. Bisbop, esq. 28. This duet (in which Mr. Monro has In this air we find much of the true introduced the celebrated Scotch air“ Spanish character. Mr. Bishop lias Nanny wilt thou go wi' me?") is written worked it into an exercise for the pianowith ability. The subject of the opening forie, and in that shape it will, we doubt ihovement is firm and energetic, the bor- nut, tind many admirers.

REPORT OF DISEASES, Under the Care of the late Senior Physician of the Finsbury Dispensary, from the

20th of July to the 20th of August, 1810. THE writer of this article has been The due digestion of our food is scarcely

1 often asked for a remedy for watch more necessary to bealth, as it relates fulness, or broken and unquiet sleep. even to the body, and more especially He has lately had a patient who had tried as it concerns the mind, than the sound. nearly all the inedicinal or dietetic opi- ness and serenity of our slumbers. After ates, as well as other methods, for pro- a night of fancy-created tempest, it is ducing the same effect, without obtaining not to be expected that we should the object of his wishes. The reporter at once regain our composure. The recommended a trial of the cold bath, heaving of the billows continues for some which he had found in some former in- time after the subsidence of the storm; stances to prove narcotic, where other the troubled vibrations survive the delu. · experiments had failed, and it has not in sion which at first occasioned them; the this latter case altogether disappointed bis nerves, for many hours after the cause expectation. At the conclusion of the has ceased, retain the impression of disday on which this invalid has bathed, he order. invariably feels a disposition to sleep, al. . The feelings with which we awake dethough on other nights he continues to termines, in a great measure, the character experience his former wakefulness. The of the future day. Each day, indeed, cold bath is by no means a novel pre- may be regarded as a miniature model: scription for the malady we are speaking of the whole of human life; in which the of: we find Horace long ayo recompiena appearance of its first, seldom fails to ding it

give a cast and colour to its succeeding " Transnanto Tiberim, somno quibus est stages. The comfortable or opposite opus alto."

condition of our consciousness immeNext to involuntary vigilance, ranks diately subsequent upon sleep, for the the almost equal distress of anxious and most part indicates the degree in which agitated slumber. It is sufficiently known we possess a sound and healthy state of that the condition of the mind in sleep, constitution. To those who are in the is modified by the occurrences and im- unbroken vigour of life, the act of awakens pressions of the previous day; but we ing is an act of enjoyment; every feelare not perhaps equally aware, that ing is then refreshed, and every faculty dreams cannot fail to have a certain de. is in a manner regenerated; it is a new gree of reciprocal influence upon our birth to a new world: but to the hypoideas and sensations during the waking chondriacal invalid, or to the untuned state. The good or the bad day of the and unstrung votary and victim of sick man, depends much upon his good fashionable and frivolous dissipation, the or his bad night; and, although in a less morning light is an intruder. During his degree, the same circumstance affects perturbed and restless process of conva. alike those who are considered as well, lescence from a diseased dreain, he real


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ses, to a certain extent, the well-pictured able instance of a mixture of this two foral Condition of the unhappy heroine of the mer has recently occurred to his notice. It Eneid:

was a case of overstrained intellect: the Revoluta toro est, oculisque errantibus alco understanding appeared to have been Quæsivit celo lucem, ingemuitque reperta. broken down, in consequence of having

The communication in the Monthly been overloaded; the excessive quantity Magazine tor June, which gives so sure of the ingesta prevented its conversion prising, and at the same time so faithful into nourishment. It might be said of and unexaggerated an account of the bes the patient referred to, as of many of neficial effects of stramonium in a case of the stupidly learned, that he read too spasmodic asthma, appears to have much to think enough. His mind was awakened very general attention on the merely a repository for the ideas of other part of those who are affected with the men; it was not a soil out of which an same complaint. The consequent de idea ever grew. Talents have too often mand for the plant has been so great, been sacrificed to acquisitions and knowthat for some time it was not to be pro. ledge, purchased at the expense of undercured in any of the markets of the me- standing. Who would not admire more tropolis. To the gentleman who has the pure, although scanty stream, as it thus extensively dispersed an account of issues from its native rock, to the greatest his own experience for the benefit of mass of waier that is lodged within a' others, the public are incalculably in- leaden cistern! debted. The reporter has opportunities. The writer of this article has so often of knowing that not only the writer of already endeavoured to unmask the by: the paper alluded to, still continues to pocritical and treacherous character of derive the same relief which he there. pulinonary disease, that, although by a. describes, from the smoking of stramo. recent melancholy event, his feelings nium, but that in several other instances upon the subject have been more of similar disease, the success has been awakened than they ever were before, equally remarkable and complete. This he is scarcely justified in the still Tovel remedy may be ranked amongst persevering repetition of his warnings the inost important discoveries which for and admonitions. There are 'few that the last half century, have tended to sufficiently appretiate the importance of enrich the stores of practical medicine; a cough: from the iudifference with which it may class at least with the new remedy most regard it, especially when it is hafor the gout, the evidence of whose im. bitual or what they call constitutional, portant and speedy efficacy in relieving one should imagine that coughing apa podagric paroxysm is so respectably peared to them, if not a salutary, at least supported.

an innocent, exercise of the chest: “As for The reporter does not recollect a their cough, it was of no consequence, month for many years past, in which he they were used to it;" making the very has not been consulted with regard to some circumstance which more particularly one of the numerous modifications of nere constitutes their danger, their ground of sous affection, which either indicate the security. A pain in the side likewise presence, or menace the approach, of is often thought of by the consumptive, no idiocy, melancholy, or mania. A remarke more than if it were the same degree

of pain in any other part. The consee By a novel remedy is here meant, novel quences are seldom foreseen, which fola' merely in its application to asthma. The low with a too certain fatality, ehe nege stramonium has been highly recomniended lect of these intimations of approaching to the attention of practitioners by Dr. Stoerk pthysis. How blind and how unguarded of Vienna, and has been actually employed is man against the insinuating advances with reported advantage, in a variety of ma.' niacal cases, as well as in epileptic, and other

of that serpent malady; even although convulsive affections. It holds no place howe

! he feel the pressure of its folds twisting ever even in the recently improved Pharma

* around his bosom, he shews no conCopeia of the London College, nor can the sciousness of apprehension or aların, until reporter speak of its use, except in the mode. its bite inflicts the inmedicable wound. above mentioned, from any experience of his August 25, 1810,

J. Reid. own, or of his professional friends. : Grenville-street, Brunswick-square. .

Mortuly Mao. No. 203.



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