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“I give it to this man because he is me as I am, and censes to hate me. If | houses of the most distinguished inhanot a hypocrite : he has but one foot, I say this out of priile, I owe it to cx-bitants, whom we visited after dinner. there'ore he deserves alms; if that perience."
There was a ball in the evening, which brings him in so much that he can live
may be well compared with our Eurocomfortably, so much the better.” (The
pean balls ; the ladies were much the
larger number, and most of them very name of this worthy Englishman was KOTZEBUE'S VOYAGE.
Frandsome. We could, indeed, for the Fish.)
The accounts of the first part of Otto most part, only converse by signs; but • Bretschneider became acquainted von Kotzebue's Voyage, namely, that round they seemed to understand us, and to be with a Jew named Bränkel, who being Cape Horn to Chili, which has hitherto pleased with us. They promised that we once at Prague, had niuch money, and been delayed, has at last been received by should have a ball every evening, if we a great quantity of jewels with him. his father by way of Spain. The following would remain some time in town; but this another common Jew wanted to rob are extracts.
would not do, my chronometers would not him; and while Fränkel accompanied days together
, and suffered much. On the the 25th, I went there with a numerons
“ We had tempestuous weather for six allow it. As for the visit of ceremony on somebody to the heail of the stairs, he 11th of January the storm was dreadful, company; for, besides our whole ship’s slipped in, and hid himself in a ward- and the waves tremendously high. A great crew, the Governor of Talcagnano and three robe, to watch till Fränkel went out. wave broke over us, and did much damage. officers went with us. By chance another rich jew from I was upon deek at this moment, just where the town, eight guns, which stood on the Frankfort called on Fränkel, and re- the wave broke in, which threw me and a parade, were fired. The Governor received
us in full uniform. The most distinguished Inted to him a droll story, in which he sailor overboard. Luckily it also carried a mimicked the voices of several well
coil of rope over, the end of which was persons of the town, and among them the
fastened to the ship, and by which we saved Bishop, were present at the entertainment. known Jews in so comical a manner, ourselves. My escape was miraculous, for The whole was conducted with much sothat the thief in the cupboard could as the wave threw me into the sea, I was lemnity. The cannons thundered without not refrain from laughing aloud, and bruised, and seemed to have lost all my ceasing. The health of Alexander the by this means was discovered. senses. On this occasion, a couple of First, and of Ferdinand the Seventh, were
Alexander is here “ At Paris there were at that time at chicken-coops, with forty fowls, were also drank more than once. court twelve Swiss belonging to the washed overboard; a matter of some mo- looked upon as the deliverer of Europe. In ment on so long a voyage.
the crening the Gorernor gave a ball, to Royal Chapel, who had nothing else to do but to keep order during mass.
Our course from Brazil round Cape Horn which all the principal people were invited.
was, however, made with a rapidity of which I think to leave Conception on the 6th of Some golden tassels were once stolen there are only a few instances. After we had March. From this place I date the beginfro:n the cushions in the king's pew, doubled Cape Horn, we had indeed to ning of my voyage. for which rezison, the Duke of Noailles, struggle for a whole week against violent The same conveyance has brought letters under whose command the Suviss were stornis ; but thank God sustained no from M. Chamisso, in which is the followcalled them all together, and declared to damage.
ing passage : “ Under the 41st degree we
On the 13th of February (1816) we cast found a cold of 120 heat of Reaumur, very them, through an interpreter, that one anchor in Conception Bay, near the village disagreeable; we put on woohen clothes, of them must have done it. Bret; of Talcagnano. We iminediately received and lighted a fire off the justly feared schneider stood by the chimney, and a visit from the Governor of the fortress, Cape Horn, are found the largest waves hearil the Swiss whisper together, What who did not know our flag, and seemed we have ever scen.” is stolen?' And when they at last under- quite astonished to hear that we were stood what the matter was, they sur
Russians. After he had read my passport, * For the sequel, as far as accorints have been soun:led the Darke, 'murmuring, and which was signed by the Spanish minister receired, the Literury Gacettes, Nos. 26, 27, 28, said that the Suviss never steal yold or
in London, le loaded us with politeness. and 29, may be consulted. silver ; " if it had been wirre iidee!!" the town of Conception, which is only one
A messenger was immediately sent off to said one of them, with great simplicity. keagrie and a half distant, to acquaint the ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE.
“In 1804, Bretschneider wrotea book Governor of our arrival. He visited me on against Buonaparte, which he called the 15th with some ladies, who had never
RUSSIAN EMBASSY TO PERSIA. " Theoterre.” N. Degen, a great book before seen any Russians, and were curious geller at Vienna, had reevived 500
to see us. The best house in Taleagnano We are sure our realers will be gracopies of this work ; but the French The Governor wished to receive me and rative of an tembassy which has been
was given me to regulate my cronometers, tified with the following unaffected marainbassador remonstrateil, and de
my companions on the 25th with certain manded that Degen shoulil be obliged to formalities, but beggel that we would visit the subject of nich observation to return these 500 copies to the original him before as friends. We rode to his Europe, and of which we have the publisher. The Ambassador was re- house on horseback, as there are no car-pleasure to lay before them the first quested to consider, whether, by send- riages here; and even the ladies perform accjunt nrale public, being the
their little journeys without ceremony, ing the book back, it would not become still more generally known: upon ivhich generally in this way. I afterwards found Extract of a letter from Captain Morit: that they sometimes rode in small carts
ton körzebue, in the Imperiul Russian he himself bought these 500 copies for drawn by oxen.
General's Sinf (atruched to the Russian 1500 francs.
On the route to the town, we found
Embassy in Persia) to kis Father, datel The following expression of Bret- the coumtry extremely well cultivated, and
from Süllanir, (the summer residence of schneider's is characteristic. “Give me that the people, in spite of their laziness,
the Schach of Persia) the 14th of Hugasi,
1817. a man whu is . my worst 'enemy; let reap a hundred-fold. All the southern him be even a little malicious, pro- ance. The wine is, to my taste, very good. beautiful, is, as far as we know it, a dreary
grow here wild in abund- Persia, which we had imagined to be so vided he has a good head; understand. We alighted in the town at the Governor's desert, iuhabited by famished and unhappy ing soon amalgamates, and a true house, and were received in the most people. The best description of Persia is judge of the human heart soon finds friendly manner; as we were also in the that given by Chardin, about one hundred
and fifty years ago. It does not contain any our purveyor, during our stay in Persia. scarcely possible to refrain from laughing, on thing remarkably interesting, but the splen- This, however, costs the government no- seeing the long-bearded awkward Persians, dour of the Court was at that time un- thing, because all the villages on the road in half English costume, presenting arms equalled in its kind. Now, an old man must furnish us gratis with what we want; while God save the King' is played. Some who is in every respect superannuated, if they fail, the peasants get beat, or have English officers followed our suitc at a dissceks only to amass treasures in his coffers. their ears cut off. We had till now slept tance; among them was Major Lindsey, a The character of the nation seems to us to in our kibitki (carriages ;) we now re- kind of war minister to Abbas Mirza. Faintbe rather unamiable. How should it be ceived handsome tents.
ing with the sultry heat, and suffocated by otherwise, since they not only do not value A day's journey from Eriwan, we put the dust, we arrived at Tauris, where the the women, brut even despise them. up at a splendid and extremely rich Arme- first ininister had given up his house for
On the 17th of April we left Tiflis, in a nian convent, where the patriarch resides. our abode. heat of 25'. The trees were already out of The convent must pay dear to the govern- After the visits of ceremony, the Crown blossom; but after a march of three days, ment for its protection; it is squeezed and Prince gave a display of fire-works, in we came near the mountains, where nature pressed on every occasion, and sighs for its honour of the Embassy, and also rewas still in her winter's sleep. The highest deliverance. It is said, that on this spot viewed several thousand cavalry. One mountain of this chain, forms with another Noah planted his first vine. We were mag- afternoon we drank tea in a newly-erected which lies opposite to it, a kind of gate, nificently entertained, and it must be con- summer-house, when he pointed out to is which the inhabitants call the Great Mouth. fessed that the wine we drank does honour a small habitation, which projected into But we ourselves inade great eyes (a Ger- to Noah's memory. On the 3d of May, we the garden, and disfigured it very much, manism for staring,) when a whirlwind, went in state to Ériwan. About half-way but which the possessor would not sell on which is very common in these mountains, 4000 cavalry met us, and manœuvred bé- any terms, and Abbas Mirza would not take scized the whole embassy, and almost fore us. Some thousand infantry, with can- it from him by force. This indeed does obliged them to dance a waltz. It is some- non, paraded near the city, in spite of vio- him great honour. He is in general highly times so dreadful that neither men nor lent rain, by which we were here surprised. spoken of, for the good qualities both of horses can stand against it..
The governor of the province (Serdar) | his mind and heart, and it is to be hoped On the 25th we passed a cavern close received us at the gate. This man is ac- that he will one day make Persia happy. to the road, which is large enough to cused of various peccadillos : for example, Though we were allowed to walk freely afford shelter to some hundred cattle. that a short time before our arrival, he had about the city, yet the importunities of Not far from this frightful cavern stands a a merchant hung up by the legs, in order to the beggars on one hand, and insults on simple white tomb-stone on an eminence ; obtain possession of his money and wife, the other, caused us to refrain from such which is surrounded by several other graves. (a beautiful Armenian.) Such things are indulgences. When indeed a fellow, who Here rests a brave soldier, Colonel Mon- said to happen daily. I cannot vouch for had insulted us, was taken, he was half trésor, who was in our service eighteen them: only so much I know, that he not beaten to death; but this gave us no pleayears ago, when Prince Sizianoff blockaded only is lodged very well, drinks well, and sure, and we therefore rather remained at Eriwan. Provisions became scarce among is richly dressed, but, to my astonishment, home. We received from Teheran the unthe blockading troops, and the next maga- that he sleeps very well. Our quarters pleasant intelligence, that in consequence zine was in Karaklis, one hundred and were the best in the town, yet wretched. of the fast (of Ramasan,) the Schach sixty wersts distant. The way was very We dined with the Serdar, where every could not receive us till the expiration of mountainors and intersected, and swarming thing was in abundance; but I sought in two months ; on the other hand, he would with enemies. Meantime it was necessary vain for the celebrated Asiatic magniticence. welcome us in Sultanie, which lies ten to send a detachınent thither, and the prince Three little tumblers danced themselves marches nearer to Tauris. As we longed appointed, for this purpose, Colonel Mon- out of breath, and performed various feats for the fresh air, being, as it were, shut up trésor, with 200 grenadiers and a cannon.
On the second day we enter in Tauris, Abbas Mirza offered us his own Amidst incessant skirmishes, the little tained each other in a newly crected sum- country house, for which we joyfully detroop, approached the above-mentioned mer house, where our music, our punch, parted on the 26th, and took possession of cavern within ten wersts of Karaklis, re- our ice, and our liquors, illuminated the our new habitation ou the 28th. duced to half of its original number, and Persian heads. The doctor of the gover- Persia is altogether dreary and mounwith but one shot left in the gun of each sol- nor had chosen a little corner for himself, tainous, and one rejoices like a child at seeing dier, which was reserved for the last neces- where he enjoyed himself at his ease. The some green trees. It very seldom rains, sity. L'nluckily there was a Tartar among Serdar is said to be in secret a great friend but constant winds fill the air with clouds the troops, who escaped during the night, to Bacchus; at least, he asked the ambas- of dust. The villages and towns have a and betrayed Montrésor's desperate situa-sador fur eight bottles of liquors, which he melancholy appearance; the mode of buildtion to the Persians. They attacked him at most likely emptied in the company of his ing is miserable ; the low houses are made day-break with the more boldness, and sus-sixty wives and twenty-four
of kneaded clay, and some chopped straw tained the single fire, and after a desperate After we left Eriwan, the heat increased mixed up with the clay, that they may not resistance the Russians were all cut to considerably, but the nights were insup- fall to pieces in the first rain, or the wind pieces just as relief came froin Karaklis, portably cold, and occasioned every kind of blow away a whole village. After every (where the firing had given notice of their sickness. On the 13th of May, we passed rain, there is a general patching of houses approach,) but alas ! only to bury those that the celebrated river Araxes, which is now throughout Persia. The country seat of had fallen. I have been made acquainted remarkable for nothing, except that, as Abbas Mirza is an exception, owing to its with several examples of incredible bravery, they say, the plague never extends be- being built with the help of the English. of which Georgia was the theatre; but the yond it.
The whole is very pretty, only the trees distance is too great, the European papers On the 15th we arrived at Meranda, are yet small, and in this month the winds have made no mention of them. In order where it is said that Noah's mother is still too cold to inhabit it with pleasure. to obtain glory, much depends upon the buried. The good old lady, I fear, does not We however remained there till the 5th of place where glorious actions are performed. enjoy much rest in her grave, for there is a June, and then went two marches farther,
On the 29th we reached the Persian public school built upon it. On the 19th to the village of Sengilahat, where water fit frontiers, and for the first time saw mount we arrived at Tauris, the residence of Albas for drinking, and shady trees, are found. Ararat. Here we were received by Asker Mirza, Crown Prince of Persia. A mile | Here, to our great joy, there arrived a Chan, (formerly ambassador at Paris) from the town we were received by 1000 convoy from Tiflis, which brought our own at the head of some thousand men on troops, besides artillery. It is well known wine; for it is very difficult io get wine horseback, who introduced himself to the that Persia, r:ith the help of the English, here, and yet it is indispensable, on acambassador as our Mamendar, that is, as has lately introduced regular troops. It is count of the bad water. In Persia, a place
to amuse us.
which has good water, is famed far and honour, which it is said was never before Bachelors in Divinity.-Rev. Francis wide.
conferred in Persia, namely, a chair was Swan, Rev. Wm. Chambers, Rev. Henry The surrounding villages were soon placed for him, and we all appeared in Dawson Roundell, Fellows of Magdalen cleared of provisions. We left Sengilabat boots. [Here the writer gives an account College. on the 20th, made several short days jour- of the audience, in substance the same as BACHELOR ix Civil Law.-Rev. Charles nies, and passed the town of Miana on the that which has already appeared in the | Bertie Rawbone, of St. Mary Hall. 24th, which is celebrated for its bugs, the newspapers.]
MASTERS OF ARTS.-Rev. Francis Litchbite of which proves mortal in a few hours, The scene was in a great tent at the bot-field, of Merton College; Mr. S. P. Shawe, but is said not to affect the inhabitants. | tom of the mountain on which the palace of Christ Church ; Mr. William Seymour, They only shew theinselves by night, are of stands : round about was an open space Rev. Tatton Brockman, of Oriel College; an ash colour, quite fat, and have eight surrounded with curtains, on which were Rev. Edward Corey, of Trinity College. feet. They are not mentioned in any natu- painted some thousand, of Persian soldiers. Bachelor of Arts.-Mr. "Robert Gosral history. We have taken some of them From hence to the tent stood the persons ling, of Christ Church. with us in spirits. We quickly passed through of distinction, in two rows, broiled by a Yesterday the Rev. John Brickenden this town of bugs, and did not stop till we
sun in 23 of heat. At the entrance of the Frowd, M.A. Fellow of Corpus Christi reached a large and beautiful bridge, built tent stood a long-bearded fellow, with a thick College, was adınitted Bachelor in Diviby Schah Abbas, 5 wersts further.
silver staff. The form of the throne resem-nity; and Mr. Stephen Sanderson, of PemThe following day we passed over the bles our old arm chairs. At the right side broke College, Bachelor of Arts. Caplantic mountains, and enjoyed the beau- of the Schach stood one of his sons,
Cameridge, March 6.—The Chanceltiful prospects, among which I particularly child, by whose appearance it might be remarked the Virgin's Castle, which was judged that his elegant dress was lor's gold medals for the best proficients in built by Artaxerxes, and is said to have re- heavy for him. Seventeen older sons had classical learning among the commencing ceived this name from a beautiful but nothing particular in their physiognomy.
Bachelors of Arts, were on Friday last adhaughty virgin, who was here imprisoned. When the ambassador was personally judged to Mr. Connop Thirlwall and Mr. Beyond the mountains we met with another presented to the Schach, he paid us all the George Stainforth, both of Trinity College.
The other candidates, whose names are handsome bridge over the river Kosilusan. compliment of saying, that we were now Every thing worth seeing in respect to ar
as good as in his service, as eternal friend- mentioned in the order of the Tripos, are chitecture, is from the time of Schah Abbas ship was made with our Monarch. To considered by the examiners to have done the Great. His successors have ruined young Count Samoiloff, he said, he was a themselves great credit. much, but built nothing. handsome boy; and to our Doctor, that he
Malkin, Trin. coll. | Ellis, Trin. coll. He always
Fisher, Trin. coll. The country now became more desolate, should now be his doctor.
Hildyard, St.John's. the heat greater, and we thanked God when spoke in the third person; and to me he
The subject of the Scatonian prize poem we arrived on the 30th in the town of San- said, when he heard that I had sailed round for the ensuing year is · Deborah.' gan, where Abdul Mirza, another son of the world, “ The Schach congratulates The University of Casan is the most the Schach's, governs. The people here you, now you have seen every thing." He celebrated Academy in Russia. At the last seemed less shy than those in Tauris. We then mentioned, that as our Emperor was festival of its inauguration, diplomas were saw many women, though wrapt up in a friend to travelling, he should expect him sent to several learned foreigners, among veils; yet they knew how to throw them in Persia. “ I will even go and meet him!” whom were the distinguised orientalist Syl. aside on occasion. But they would have cried he repeatedly, very loud.
restre de Sacy, and Muhammed-Dshan, the done better to have let it alone, for then we Among the presents, a large toilet glass son of Hussuim, Mufti of the Mahometans should still have fancied them beautiful: pleased him so much, that he said, “I' any of Russia. Etiquette requiring that his we thought their large black eyes hand- body was to offer the Schach his choice be- Excellency's diploma should be in Arabic, some, although they have more of a savage tween 500,000 (most likely picces of gold) which is the learned language of the Mahothan a feeling expression. Their dress, and this looking-glass, he would choose the metans, Dr. Fruchu wrote it out in a sort especially their pantaloons, spoils their latter."
of poetic prose, styled sedsha, to which the figure. Our habitation was close to that of A great saloon is to be built at Teheran, Mahometans are inuch attached, because it the prince, whose women appeared every purposely for this glass, and the first who occurs in the Koran. The diploina conevening on a tower, to hear our evening brings the welcome news of its safe arrival tains a doxology in the style of the Mussulmusic; but the tower was so high, that we
is to have a reward of 1000 Tuman, (2500 mans. could see nothing but painted eye-brows.
Ducats.) But on the contrary, who ever On the 5th of July, we left Sangan, and breaks any of the presents, is to have his encamped five miles further on, near the ears cut off. It is not yet settled when we
ARTS AND SCIENCES. ruins of a village, where we had good water, shall return home. The Schach goes daily and cool breezus. We were now ten wersts a hunting, and very often sends us gaine, distant from Sultanic, and the Ambassador which he has shot with his own royal hand.
THE ROYAL INSTITUTION. determined to wait here for the Schach. The We made the whole journey on horseback, Professor Millingtox proceeds with second minister came to compliment us. and have suffered very inuch from the heat, his Lectures on Magnetisin, and has enDuring our stay here, I took a ride to Sulta- 1 endured the most from the astronomical tered into the consideration of the Poles nie, and found the palace miserable, the watches, which I have in my care, and of the Magnet. In his second, all the raneighbourhood dreary and desolate, but which will absolutely not bear the horse to rious magnetic phenomena which are obcovered with most magnificent ruins, such go more than a walking pace.
viously visible were pointed out, and the as are no where else to be found, except at
deductions which have been made from Persepolis. I have myself counted the
them stated, together with the difficulties trees round the country seat. There are
LEARNED SOCIETIES. vhich occur in reconciling them with facts. no more than fifteen. On the 19th of July, the Schach caine
An Hypothesis (derived from the observa
tion of electrical effects) was modestly adwith 10,000 men, and two Englishmen, OXFORD, Feb. 28.-On Wednesday last vanced, that those bodies which shew no (Wilok* and Campbell.) On the 26th we thie Rev. Noel T. Ellison, M.A. Fellow of symptoms of Magnetisin, but which transrepaired to a great camp, half a werst from Balliol College, and Mr. W. Dalby, M.A. init its effects, may be conductors of it, and the palace. On the 31st we had the first Fellow of Eseter College, were appointed would erince its etfects if they could be inaudience, when the ambassador received an in Convocation, Public Examiners. sulated; while iron is a less perfect conduc
The same day the following gentlemen tor, and steel perhaps the worst of all, and * Evidently mispelt. ED. were admitted to Degrees :
therefore retains permanent magnetism. This led to an examination of the compo- 'nounce, without book, on the Master, our less expence of time and canvas. While sition of steel, which only differs from iron critical acumen must have received a slight we applaud the warm glow of sunshine pein the carbon it contains, and carbon may shock—we could not 'have answered the culiar to almost every production of this therefore be hereafter found to have some question. Every one acquainted with the Artist, we are inclined to desire in him, as connexion with magnetism.
arts in this country, knows the works of well as in every other painter, an occasional On Wednesday, the able Lecturer men- this master at a glance. Occasionally how- departure from himself. In Landscape tioned an interesting fact: he said, it was ever he has displayed a versatility of talent composition the artist is doubtless at liberty now clearly ascertained, that the declina- not only in varying his subjects, but his to generalize his effect, as well as to select tion of the Needle, which had reached style; and in the last exhibition at So- his forms ; but he is at the same time liasomething more than 24 deg. W. had ceased'; merset House, by some of his drawings ble to the encroachments of manner, and that it was now stationary, and that there almost put us toa stand; but by nothing that the mechanism of the pencil will add to the was every reason to believe that it would we remember so much as this. There is in artificial in the tout ensemble. We have soon begin gradually to return to the East. it a lightness and clearness of pencil, a re- frequently observed this in pictures of a He observed, with respect to the declination lief produced without violence or strong certain description, when painting in paor variation of the Necdle, that, although opposition, and a brilliancy and purity of nels or compartments was in vogue-proits cause could not be discovered, yet there colouring that diffuses a charm over the ductions now found only in old country was reason to beliere that its_course whole, and is sufficient to counterbalance mansions—works of this class were syswas regularly progressive from East to or rather to cover any minute blemishes in tem throughout: tlie arrangement of the West, and vice versa. The first time the the composition or drawing. The cow clouds, the colours of the sky, and the variation was accnrately noticed was in which stands apart, opposed to the clear forms of their composition, were all calcu1575; the declination was then about 11.50 sky, is certainly wanting in this respect; Jated upon, and the expertness of the handEast, that is to say, the Magnetic Pole was while the white cow near the centre is emi-ling, and the exactness of pencilling, so much to the East of the North Pole of nently illustrative of that quality which we gave them in the eyes of ordinary observers the Earth. That declination gradually di- have praised, the sweet blending of similar the appearance of beautiful, when they minished; and in 81 years, viz. in 1656, tones, producing their full effect without were any thing but nature. Smith of Chithere was no variation whatever. From the aid of contrast. There should be a chester, Lambert, and even Wootton, somcthat time the Needle had regularly declined breadth in criticism as well as in painting, times came under this character; and we to the West, and as he before stated, had and when the scale preponderates in favour trust Mr. Glover will have their example now become stationary, having reached of skill, it is far from our wish to throw before his eyes. 24 West. From this statement it would ap- any unnecessary weight into its opposite; The other pictures in the above enumepear, that (speaking in round numbers) the and when we notice defects, we can safely ration have too much sameness. No. XLI. variation is about 12 degrees in 82 years. declare that it is from no wish to depre- is inade out 'to a leaf, and there is no va
ciate but to raise the art, and still less riation from the tree top to the herbage on THE FORMATTON OF ICE IN THE SEA.
to hurt a private feeling, or damp a gene- the foreground. The eye cannot take in In the memoirs of the American Aca- amend, not depress.
rous ardour in the artist, whom we would every thing under a certain angle, and this
In the present in- sort of Chinese ininutiæ is not fit for so demy of Arts and Sciences, Mr. Fothergill stance we may congratulate Mr. Westall able a painter. Of the rest we shall merely speaks of the problematical origin and on having produced a picture which must specify No. CCLXXV., an excellent picformation of the great massos of ice, some always give pleasure, and belongs to that ture, painted with the utmost truth, and times several hundred feet above the sur- class which will continue so to do.
with an effect thoroughly panoramic. face of the sea, and extending for miles in length, which are fregnently'secn even in
CXXU. A STODY FROM NATURE. VIII. A Sailor Bor.- John Bouden. warm and temperate latitudes. According
Julm Jackson, R.A.
This is a well painted picture, lout we to the general opinion, the masses of ice
That this is a study from nature, we camot tell why it is called a Sailor Boy, are driven from the cold regions by the should, without reference to the descrip- unless Mr. B. studied nature on the stage. tide, or by currents in the sea ; but Fother- tion, have readily discovered; but a cha- Its marked resemblance to Sir Joshua's gill thinks it improbable that they should racter or name is sometimes useful to give Stndious Boy cannot escape notice.
XXVI. ANTIGONUS LEAVING THE CHILD float so great a distance, throngh temperate importance to, and recommend even a seas, without melting. 'It being shewn by Study like this. It is however, in its way, Winter's Tale.-The Same. observations, that the temperature of the a very clever head, and liael it been raked A dashing and rather 'fantastical composea decreases more and more at great depths, from the lumber of a garret, or the rub- sition, but," like the preceding, possessing he thinks it probable that it may be so bish of a broker's shop, might have sup- some points of considerable merit. cold in very deep seas, that immense bodies plied matter for argument and contention,
CCLXX. SKETCHES of Mr. KEMPLE of ice inay be found there, from which both as to the identity of the Painter and
IN EIGHT D'RAMITIC CHARACTERS.large masses may be, separated from time the merits of the performance.
The Sume. to time, and being specificially lighther, rise No. XLI. VIEW NEAR CHEPSTOW :- One of our recent Christmas Pantomiines to the surface.
CXXXIII, LANDSCAPE with A Sybils' is evidently the school in which the Artist
VENCRAGG, WESTMORELAND. — CCLVII. of long faces, but, with the exception of THE BRITISH INSTITUTIO. and CCLXXV. GOODRICH Castle.- the masques in the said Pantomime, we
never saw any human risages, or imitaNo. 5. No. CŁXXXI. Curid AND PSYCHE :- but not when thiş artist occupies the space, Magnitude may sometimes be overlooked, tions thereof, of such length before. If not
intended for caricature, these joktoleg A Study. --No. CLXXXVII. LANDSCAPE, although that space should not be filled up
figures are very bad. CATTLE AYD FIGURES.
quite to our minds. We have some difti- XII. THE GREEDY Girl.-CXXIII. Rich. Westell, R.A.
culty in assinging No. CXXXIII. a place SquarING THE Account.—CCLIV. THE The former is a pretty little design, and with regard to its merits proportioned to its Woman of SAMARIA.-L. Cosse. may be a delightful picture hereafter.- size. Perhaps we should be better under- Of the first of these subjects we have With regard to the last, we were obliged stood in saying, that this picture, from merely to say, that it possesses a great deal to look more than once at our catalogue a less experienced artist, would have of good character, though expressed in a before we could assure ourselves that this claimed our admiration, but we cannot slovenly way. The perspective is miserably performance was from the pallet of Mr. dismiss from our minds how much more bad, and there are taken altogether) parts Vestall, and had we been obliged to pro- we have been gratified by Mr. Glorer at a ) which shame the adjoining parts as severely
as can be conceived. It is very unequal. The following attempts at imitating the Then cease to mourn life's little span,
And husb that impious cry; Squaring the Account has more uniform manner of two of our most popular Poets,
For what an abject thing were man merit; but as for the Woman of Samaria were made, on parting with some old and
If he were ne'er to die. she is entirely out of Mr. Cosse's line. dear friends, by a young Lady.
G. D. XIII. FOREST SCENE FROM ARIOSTO.- Hast thou e'er felt how painful 'tis to part CXIII. View of Cnight, MERIONETH- From those, whose truth and virtue years have
VERSES SHIRE. C. V. Fielding.
On reading the Letter of the Marquis The style of both these landscapes is Hast thou e'er felt that loneliness of heart,
of Stafford to Mr. Carey, on his admirable truly classical , and applies to subjects of with which we mourn the loss of friends be- Critique of Mr. West's
' Picture, “ Death a historical character. In the latter, Mr.
on the Pale Horse." Fielding has been remarkably fortunate in his
Ob! if thou know'st to heave the bitter sigh, choire, as it might, without risk, enter into When we behold the scenes where once they There is in this a courtesy and grace, competition with the best arranged compo- roved
Illustrious Stafford, that become thee well; sitions of ancient art. Nor is he less happy
When we reflect on days, for aye gone by
And sweet it is in social life to trace,
Such beains of honour light the modest cell, in his tone of colouring, which is perhaps Then do not ask the cause why tears bedew mine
Wheré virtue, talent, genius, love to dwell. more exclusively his own than the spot
Wise too it is, the lofty elm should twine which it is employed to represent. Be
Rich wreaths of ivy round her, for they swell that as it may, it is suitable to the subject, Yet—" It is not the tear at this montent shed,"
Her summer glories, and when these decline, which is in every respect a scene to justify
When those that I love have just left me,
Bid winter's cheerless day with glowing foliage deviation from the beaten track. That can tell how lamented the hours that are
shine. not been assured of the reverse, by having
fed, a local habitation and a name for this "Tis the softened feeling of fond regret And the friends of whom fate has bereft me: Yes! rank and fortune own death's winter day,
But he who wore them boasts a just renown, picture, we should have set it down as
I shall ever unceasingly cherish; a composition. Whichever it is, we would For ne'er, till the sun of my being is set,
When,' mid these fading flowers, the poet's bay
Its leaves immortal weaves into his crown : merely suggest, not as a censure but
In my mind shall their memory pirish. And thine shall bloom, when age on age hath a 'hint, that an occasional recurrence
flown, to the local colouring of nature is the
Patron of British art-benignant Gower! best corrective for monotony, as indeed it
For many a brilliant gem, too long unknown, is for error in every other branch of the
Hath bless'd the kindly influence of thy power, art.
And placed thy name on high, in Fame's eternal No. XIII. we think also, fine as it is, Ccase, Fool, to mourn life's little span,
tower. wants a little relief and making out. It is
And hush that impious cry,
Twickenham, Feb. 26, 1818.
B. H. too uniform in its shadowy masses.
For what an abject thing were man,
If he were ne'er to die.
SKETCHES OF SOCISTY.
SOUTH OF RUSSIA.
A very interesting publication has lately twenty, this distinction is not only honour- Wealth, honors, all the world can give, appeared at Dorpat, under the title of able to the Artist, but a tribute to the Art And soft luxurious case,
** Contributions to the knowledge of Russia his pencil so much adorns; which we are The charms for which men crave to live, and its History,” by the meritorions Gusglad to record of the Society, as we trust it
Would lose their pow'r to please.
tavu's von Evers (Professor of History at is but a prelude to its adding the promotion of the Fine Arts, to the encouragement
But Death, tho' harsh to worldly ears,
the Univeristy of Dorpat) and Moritz von To Misery and to me,
Engelhardt. Among other things, a relaof science and political economy in Scot- Sounds like the music of the spheres,
tion of the latter, Gustavus von Engelhardt, land.
Celestial harmony !
has published an interesting and authentie
account of the settlements of the German ERRATUM.-In our last Number, critique on
It mingles in one common clay
and otiier emigrants, in the South of Russia, CCXLII. line 1, for “proof" read“ picture."
Th’ oppressor and th' opprest;
collected on a tour.
“ Every well ordered peasant's house
has a chimney, and three windows looking ORIGINAL POETRY. It bids the wretched Misér pårt
to the street, ornamented on the outside From his ill-gotten store,
with carved work; the surrounding wall is It terrifies the stoutest heart,
painted red, or kept clean and white by TO MR. TOFLAND, That never shook before.
constant washing. The gable end is likeOn his Picture of Jerusalem at the time of It quite unnerves the Warrior's arm,
wise adorned with boards, cut and carved the Crucifirion. It makes the haughty bow.;
with great labour. In the better kind of Jerusalem! and at the fatal hour!
And rudely withers ev'ry charm
houses, the room is always papered. No need of dull and frivolous question here; On Beauty's heavenly brow.
“Onentering the Ukraine,or LittleRussia, No need of human agents to make clear
the stranger fancies himself transported The most tremendous tale of human power;
Its voice unbars the prison door,
among a different people. Only their lanThe distant Cross--the rent and falling tower
And sets the Captive free;
gunge and their churches denote their relaThe opening graves, from which the dead uprear Their buried forms--the elemental fear,
Bút springs to liberty.
tionship to Great Russia, from which they When 'horrid light and horrid darkness lour,
are strongly distinguished by character. It conquers woe, discase, and pain,
The white houses of a village in Little All tell the holy tale- the mystery And solace of our soul. Awe-struck, we gaze
All private, public strife;
Russia are pleasing and inviting, liebeOn this so mute, yet eloquent history;
And snaps at once the heavy chain
tween gardens and meadows, and are clean
That binds us fast to life. Awe-strack, and sad. At length our eyes we raise
within and without. A vessel with whiteTo go-Yet, Hofland, oft return to thee,
And from a sorrowing world like this,
wash always stands in the room, and where Too full of thy great scene to think of praise. And Portune's with'ring frotvn,
2 spot appears it is directly washed over. Tavistock House, M.R.M. It leads to ererlasting bliss,
The neatness displayed in the habitation, Feb. 24, 1818.
To conqucst and a crown.
is also shewn in their dress. The linen of