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the homage and respect of foreign nao and growlers at British art to digest it, Lions, and to produce those intellectual and the friends and patroiis to enjoy it. and virtuous feelings which are perpetu. Next month we shall resume our obserally aliye to the welfare and glory of the vations, taking the pictures sériatin; country, and prepared to offer every but in the interim we take leave to call sacrifice, and to make every exertion in the attention of our readers to No. 7, its defence.".. This is viewing the arts Andromache imploring Ulysses to spare in a just and philosophic point of view, the Life of her Son, kie Daue. Noi 10. and is deserving of the deepest conside. The Entomhing of Christ, by Hilton. ration from every one who is a member No. 11. The Leirero, by Sharp. No. 29, of the thinking part of the commu. The Bard, from Gray, by the President nity.

Il est, No. 52. llæmon and Antigone, Another passage in their adılress is so by Halls. important in its results, and so true in The Architectural Antiquities of Great Britaik. itself, that we cannot refrain from tran- By 7. Brittori, F.S. 2. Part 23,, No. 5, scribing it, and giving it as a summary of Vol. 111. and final answer to all the objections of .. Wincklemann, Dübos, and the sciolists of

This excellent elucidation of our new that school of criticism. “ The vover., tional antiquities still continues its nors of the institution, so direcuing their

o directing their claims to praise and patronage. This attention towards their object, have not

Number of it contains several specimens listened to those insinuations wbich pre

pre of pedestal columns, pinnacles, canopies, sume a physical defect in the natives of

of tracery, and muldings, of windows, and tbe British isles. They can discover no

brackets, taken frorn Rosslyn Chapel; Teason why British artists should not

an elevation of the east end, and a pesa excel in the fine arts, or why the coun

spective view of the altars, &c. at the trymen of Reynolds and West," we, may

east end, looking borth, from drawings add of Barry and of Mortiiner, “should by James Elies, esq. architect, atter dread a competition with any modern

sketches by Joseph Gandy, esq. archischoul: however they may shrink from

tect, and A. R. A. The detail and are 'the invidious comparison, so frequently

chitectural fidelity of these piates, done and so unfairly made, between a selec.

by professional men, instead of mere tion of the finest pictures produced du.

draftsmen,) ace such as would be exring two brilliant centuries, by all the first

pected from knowledge guiding the hand. painters in Europe, with the onnuat

Correctness is not sacriticed to effect, exhibition of the British metropolis," which, however beautiful, never can This is potting the question in a new, ,

compensate for the want of fidelity. 'forcible, and tair, way; we agree most

The architect and antiquary, will fully beartily with the proposition; and, as appreciate these remarks, and thank the lovers of the fine arts, thank the honour af

able editor for so often availing bimself able directors for it. “ They are per

of professional skill. suaded," they add, “that the mind is

INTELLIGENCE. not less enterprising here, nor the intel. On Monday, the 11th ult. at a general lectual attaininents more circumscribed, meeting of the Royal Academy, Mr. than in other countries. They know. Wilkie, the celebrated painter of do. that our artists do not want models of mestic life; Mr. Westinacott, the sculpbeauty, events of interest, warınth of tor; Mr. Ward, painter; Mr. Bone, 'feeling, variety of talent, or originality enamel painter; and Mr. Sunirke, the * of character: and they do not consider architect of Corent Garden Theatre, As* it as an exclusive objection that a Ra- sociates of the Academy, were elected to phael, or a Michael Angelo, has not as the rank of Royal Academicians.. yet appeared in this country; recollect-- Mr. Soane has announced fois pamph. "ing that there was a period before Mil let, on the causes of the suspension of

ton, Shakespeare, Locke, and New his lectures at the Royal Academy, as "ton,' existed, when weak and Darrow being nearly reacty. minds, estimating the talents of others The British Listitution bas, with conby their own), might have contended that siderable liberality, proposed the fol. no Englishman could ever rival the pro- lowing premiums for pictures by artists ductions of the ancient pnets, draina- of, or residing in, the United Kingdom, * tists, metaphysicians, and philosophers." painted in the present vcar, and sent to With this interesting gootation we take the British Gallery, (Pall-Mall) on or our leave for this month, leaving snarlers before the 4th of Jaquary next, viz.

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ist. For the best pieture in historical They will be noticed more at length in of poelical composition, 300 guineas. our next; as will the third Nuinber of 9d. For the next best picture in bisto. “The Fine Arts of the English School, rical or poetical composition, 200 gui; which is just published. neas, 3d. For the next best picture in The iwo Hunting Prints, of the Fox historical or poetical composition, 100 breaking Cover, and the Death of the guneas. For farther information, the Fux, from the celebrated original paint, realer is referred to the proposals at full, ings by S. Gilpin, R.A. and P. Reina in the Institution.

agle, A.R.A. will speedily make their On Monday, the 18th, Mr. Flaxman appearance, Tbey have been six years began a course of lectures on Sculpture, in ihe hands of Mr. Scott, the engraver, in the Royal Academy; and on the and are calculated 10 meet the expec, Thursday following, Mr. Fuseli began tation of the public, and gratify the his course on Painting, in the same place, taste and judgment of all truc sports, and both will continue them on Mon. mein, as well as the amateurs of the fine days and Tbursdays, till completed. arts in general..

REPORT OF DISEASES, Under the Care of the late Senior Physician of the l'insbury Dispensary, from the

20th of January to the 201h of February,

DHEUMATISMS, coughs, and can at least as distant from truth as the very

n tarrhald fevers, have been so pre. different opinion of the celebrated Dri valent, that it would seem an oversight Johnson, who asserted that a nian was not to notice a fact so remarkable. At seldom so innocently employed, as when the same time nothing has occurred occupied in the getting of money. There relative to these complaints, at least are certain exceptions ; but aparice will within the experience of the Reporter; perhaps upon the whole be found, in the which from its novelty, singularity, or ordinary career of its gratification, to importance, could excite interest, or af- interfere less essentially with our bodily ford matter of instruction. It may how well-being, than any of the other pas ever be not unworthy of remark, that sions, which are either acquired by habit, in the above-mentioned cases of morbid or are implanted in our nature. affection, it is evident that we cannot, A passion much more baneful to health like our more robust and plethoric an. is an hypochondriacal excess of solici: cestors, bear with iinpunity, or even tude about it. A person who is always without a certain degree of risk, what is feeling his pulse, can never have a good called the liberal, but wbat might more one. Tu like manner, one who is in constrictly be regarded as the licentiqus, stant apprebension of sickness, labours application of the lancet.

under a heavier malady than any which Of the diseases of the desk, which the he fears. A man cannot take too much Reporter has noticed more than once care of his health, but he may think too before, he has recently met with several much about it. lle should lay down striking instances, in which there was a certain rules of living, which are ascertixed pain in the chest, arising from the tained to be generally salutary, or which habitually-constrained posture of it. This he has found adapted to his particular pain is generally attended with at least constitution, and should never deviate an occasional difficulty of breathing, and from thern, except perhaps upon some most frequently with a cough, unaccome extraordinary occasion. But these roles, panied by expectoration. In counting- although they should be the guides of his houses, those commercial cloisters, the conduct, need not therefore be the subseeds of disease are often sown at a very jects of his perpetual, or even frequent, early age, which seldom fail, in the aus meditation. Lord Chesterfield sometumn of life, to produce an abundant where observes, that a gentleinan will harvest. The late Dr. George Fordyce always make a point of beiog wellused to say, in his Lectures, that avarice dressed, but will never think of his dress occasioned more disease than all the - after it lias been once adjusted. In like other vices put together. In this remark manner, a wise man, after having once the lecturer was certainly seduced, by adjusted his habits of life in a manner his hatred to avarice, to advance a doc- best adapted to promote the permanent trine unwarranted by experience. It is enjoyment of it, will ccase to feel any

other

other anxiety about bis health than that lapses of his recollection. His memory he may improve it to the best advan- has been maimed by the same blow tage,

which disabled one side of his body. A remarkable case has recently oc- His remembrance of things does not apcurred under the notice of the Reporter, pear to be much impaired, but it is which strikingly exemplifies the connec- surprisingly so with regard in the denotion and affinity which may exist between minations of persons or of places. Whilst what are called bilious affections, and with unaffected cordiality he is shaking those which more peculiarly belong to hands with an inumate liend, he often the nervous systein. The patient re- has forgotten his pare. Upon enquiry ferred to, barl, in consequence of a severe it appeared that the pernicious habits of doinestic deprivation, been led into base the unfortunate patient were still perbits of insidious solace, which, for up- sisted in, which suificiently accounted wards of two years, seemed to act only for the unbroken protraction of his disa upon the liver, producing, at nearly re- order. In this case nothing can be more gular intervals of ten days, vomiting of evillent, than that the bilious, in the bile, which was occasionally attended by first instance, and the nervous complaint, a species of diarrhea, that assimilated which succeedert, both originated from the disorder to the character of cholera, one source; which may give a hint to For the considerable period above-meie those who are much troubled with the tioned, his only complaint was what, in bile, especially when it has been occapopular and fashionable language, is die sioned by the same means as in the nominated “ The Bile.” After the lapse, instance just stated, that they may be however, of nearly two years and a half at no great distance, unless they season. from the cominencement of his career ably retorm their diet, froin a paralytic in vinoos indulgence, he was surprisert, seizure. Paralytic seizures, there can without any precautionary or prctatory be litile doubt, are more common now ntimation, by a seizure which pa alysoil than they were formerly ; probably owing one-half of liis body, dividing it longi, to a more luxurious and effeminale more tudinally into two equal sections, the of living having been in anodern times one dead to all the purposes of sensation more generally adopted. The circumor voluntary motion, the other retain- stances and symptoms which often, for a ing all the fuuctions and privilcges of long time before the actual attack of palsy, vitality, although in some measure, of precede and threaten iis approacli, are course, clogged and imperied by the im- surprisingly similar to those which were potent and deceased half to which it was detailed in the Report of the last month, united. It is now inore than three as the avant couriers of an epileptic years since he has remained in this paroxysm. Happy are they who in either melancholy state; at least, during that case have discernment to decipher, and time, he has experienced no important resolution practically in apply, the chaor permanent melioration, or any evi- racters of metrace, before it be too late dent tendency towards the recovery of (o arcrt the evil which they forcbode! his corporeal powers. 113 mind also

J. RCID. seems to have shared in tbe paralysis. Grenville-streel, Branick-square, This is more particularly evident in the . February ??, 1811.

STATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN FEBRUARY.

Containing official Papers and authentic Documents.

SPAIN,

from the conviction it felt that its cliaràcter ITAE following inanifesto of the Cortes and object should manifest themselves to

1 General and Extraordinary to the you by its provident, just, and necessary, Spanish nation, explains the present accrees and declarations, racher than by views, policy, and feelings, of that peo. studied professions and declarations. To act, ple.

and not to profess, was its sacred duty, applySPANIARDS! If the Cortes Extraordi. ing iiself with undivided heart and hand to pary, assembled by your free and deliberate the regeneration and well-being of the state. choice, and which has been installed solemn- The Congress declaring and acknowle iging ly in the royal ble of Leon, bas not before, the sovereignty of the nation, solemnly this day regularly addressed you, ik was swearing in the name of all the people to MONTHLY MAG. No. 210.

preserve

preserve the same for Ferdinand VII, king' The Cortes, in considering this most imof Spain and the Indies. Sanctioning the portant subject, are fully aware of the grand constitutional division of three estates, abo character of the people whom they repre. lishing arbitrary and unjust rules; re-esti- sent, of the worthy and noble example blishing the freedom of thought in its ori- which they hold iorth to the rest of Europe, ginal purity ; restoring to the citizen one of and of the splendid hores opposed to the the most sacred rights of political liberty- gloomy horrors which are involved in this that of a free press; forming a new governo terrible contest. They feel that Spaniards meng, on a compact and vigorous system; must be aware that the war into which the and endeavouring to strengthen the edifice outrageous tyranny of the Gailic despot has of the state by constitutional laws, which goaded them, nust be carried on without they are engaged in framing. In these ur compromise or relation, and with accelerated gent and laudable occupations the Cortes force. What can be the object of such a were diligently engaged, when a novel and species of conciliation. It will not, Spa. most extraordinary run our, vague and hard. marcs, be for that of your happiness and Jy credited in its commencement, but soon, rep.se, or to make reparation for the various perhaps, through the machinations of the insults and accumulated injuries inflicted common enemy, obtaining extensive credit, upon you! No, the souls of tyrants are Jesounded in all paris or Spain, as well as in never actuated by the impulse of virtue. many other quarters, and imperiously called Napoleon is instinctively malignant. This for the nice serious attention on the part of has been terribiy exemplified with respect to the national Congress.

us already. He again seeks to enslave us, Pe awa e, O Spaniards! that the tyrant to render us the unhappy influence of his inof Furope, panting to subjugate us, now adus satiable anbillion. Your aimirable patriotasin, treacticry and arutice to the unh-ard-of vio- courage, and constancy, have bitherto discon. lence by which he has gouded you into this ceite nis iniquitous projects. Spain has detensive war; and, considering the ardent Successfully resisted him, to whose triumphal force of your love and loyalty tor your adored car ali the hings of Europe succumb. The sovereign, he endeavours to contravene these subtle tyrant has selt.consulied a project for sentiments, by insidiously pretend n; to make suj ung Spain; he feels the ruling virtue restitution to the outsaged Spaniards, and to o genuine Spaniards is that of loyalty to compassionate the stale to which he has now their covereig: s. He beholds the unprice reduced th-m. But think not, Spaniards! tied Ferdinand in his power; he conceives that tyranis ever are beneficent without some the expeulent of sending him to Spain in the insidious motive. Ferdinand may be sent insidiuus character of an adopted son; but to Spain, but he will be surrounded by in effect as a degraded instrument. He armed Frenchmen, and by Spaniards who knows his influence, and hopes to bring about suiter themselves to be seduced by the arti- a tranquil submission by his means. Be fices, or intimidated by the menacei, of Bo- sees that America already acknowledges bis naparte. He would come as one of the sway; but sliould this illustrious and devofainily of this monster, either by means of tod missionary de unsuccess ul, he sees at an union with a foreign princess, or as an least that the Spaniaids will be divided, and adopted son of Napoleon ; he would come to the see:s sown of dissension and distrust, administer to the will of this execrable pro- and thinks that the wavering and unprincitector, by endeavouring to obtain a peace of pled muag us will excuse their desertion, his dictacion, or, in other words, to efiecau- under the pretext of adhering to the fortunes ate the ruin and subjugation oi the Penin- Di Foruinand. sula. Such is the substance of these ru- but, Spaniards, all these insidious machimours; considerations in which are at once nations will vanish like the mists before compromised the honour and decorum of your the sun of your rectitude and true interests, king the independence and sovereignty of Let us continue loyal to Ferdinand. What the nation-and the dignity and salvation of nation has ever given such proofs of loyalty the inonarchy. The extravagant request of to its sovereign ? (Heie a variety of signal adoption, which is already said to have been instunces are cited.) But, suppose Bonaparte made in the name oi Ferdinand, and which should prevail on the cuptive prince to enter is inserted in those public papers in the pay Spain ; will he be the same, the adored of Bonaparte, leaves no room to doubt of monarch of our choice? No; Ferdinand the design of the usurper lo degrade and Napoleon, can never be Ferdinand de Bourvility their lawful sovereign in tlie eyes of bon. No; he would be the servile instruSpaniards, for the purpose of forwarding his ment of the Coisican Attila, encircled by iniquitous designs. Thus you sce the mo. atrocious Gauis, and degraded Spaniards, mient is arrived, perbaps is not far distant, instead of idee anuge: crous subjects. His when the nation may be placed in a situation idunuty would no longer exist. You would as perilous and complicated, as that which never be one the deceived victims of such gave birth to its heroic insurrection, and in an illusion, and the crown which the tyrant which it would have to display a similar would apparenily restore, would form a new Erandeur and nobleness of character.

emblem of mockery and insult.

Political Political independences and social felicity Given at the Royal Isle of Leon, the 9th were our objects when, at Aranjuez, we tried of January, 1811. to seat on the Spanish throse, a prince, ido.

ALONSE CANEDO, President. lized by us for his ainisble and benevolent

Jose MARTINEZ, Der. Sec disposition. Such are still the objects of

JCSE AZNAREZ, Dep. Scc. the Spanish people, for which they have

GREAT BRITAIN. already sustained a three years' sanguinary Recapitulation of by Parligentary Proceedings wartare, and have latterly convened the relat de to the Estanishment of the Regcmcy. Extraordinary Cortcs of the Spinish monar Though the King's illness commence on cbv. To defend the country against its the 21sh of October, very little was beard of actual enemies, and to secure its future in- it pu lielv in London uutil che suth or Sist, dependence, is the universal wish of the the day before the meting of Posliame it. people, and the sworn duty of their repe. The meeting of Parliment is, perhaps, the sentatives ; they wish for a nonarchical con circumstance to which the people is ind: bred siitution, but one free and equitabie, as now for such early intormation of the state of his contemplated by chose represe tatives! Na M jesty's health, as we may conclude, from poleon is dece,ved as to our real objects. what we have learned in the course of the Spaniards combat not for vain glory, or for discussion, that were it not for the casual undefined or unjust objects; our political omission of the sign manual to the proper independence, dumstic tranquillity and trec instrument, we might have remained ignorant dom, and the integrity of our territories, are of is, until the time appointed lor the regular our real and only objects.

meeting would have made the disclosure una. ett us announce to all Europe, that Soi. unce to all Europe, that Spi

voida

voidable. On the 1st or November, the Lord niards contemplare, with astonisament and Chancellor informed the House of Lords of admiration, the spirited and generous exer- che melancholy event, and Lord Liverpool tions of our ailies. Let us express our gra- moved an adjournment for a fortnight (ilie

en in America, who have shortest period within which Parliament can with such enthusiasuc loyalty asserted che be assembled for the dispatch of business) ;

try, and present he moved also, that the House Siould be such a striking contrast to the vile assassins Summoned for that day, and that letters should of the crofty tyrant. Let us evince to the be sent by the Chancellor to the Members, world that the immense power of our com• requescing their attendance: those motions mon enemy will not avail against the im. were agreed to without debate or division, pregnable barrier of your heroic virtue, A similar notificativa was made to the Comthough he should take advantage of the mons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, helpless situation of a young and unpracti. and similar proceedings adopted. The cause of sed prince, and convert him personally into his Majesty's illness was stated to be concern the blind instrument of his atrocious pro. for the alarming state of his daughter the Prinjects.

Cess Amelia's nealth; and very c nfident hopes The Cortes, the legitimate interpreters of were held out of his speedy recovery, your wills in this terrible crisis, swear so On the 14th, the physicians attending his lemnly, in your name, before the Supreme Majesty were examined betore the Privy Being, in presence of all the nations of the Council at Buckingham-house; and the Par earth, and of the august and beneficent ally liament meeting ihe following day, pursuant in particular, not to lay down their arms, to adjournment, the Chancellor, in the Lurds, nor afford the enemy a moment of repose, spoke of his Majesty's convalescence, from nor to enter into any concert or agreement the tavourable symptoms which his disorder with him, until he shall have previously began to assume: he moved an adjournment evacuated the territories of Spain, and those for another fortnight, and was seconded by of our neighbouring and illustrious ally, Lord Moira. Lord Grenville complained of Portugal! Unite with us in tliis solemn the conduct of ministers; they ought to have oath, all you respectable clergy who wish established the necessity of their meeting in to maintain the cause of our altars and our the manner they did by the best evidence holy religion; all you ennobled Spaniards, if the examination of the physicians by a Com. you pretend, in imitation of your ancestors, mittee of that House. He did not desire, to defend the throne and the country; and however, to oppose the question of adjourn. all you industrious and commercial citizens, ment. Lord Grey also spoke to the same and proprieturs of every description, repine effect. In the Commons, the Chancellor of not at any sacrifices you may make for ob- the Exchequer moved an adjournment for a jects so justiy dear to you : recollect and fortnight, and spoke of the King's health consider the barbarous and protane atrocities almost in the same terms which had been used of your relentless enemy! If any amongst in the Lords : both he and Lord Eloon menyou prefer wearing the mark of inglorious tioned their confidence to have arisen from slavery in your unmanly foreheads, let him the opinion of the physicians. Mr. Ponsonby fiy the land of heroic freedom, and on him and Mr. Whitbread censured the manner of be the indignant curses of the nation. proceeding of the minister, but did not oppose

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