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Thus far all is well, and the story well forms, of anatomy, composition, exprestold; but when Poussin leaves the sacred sion, in short, of all the requisites for a records, and wanders in the heathen my- great painterof history, is no where more thology, by introducing in the same pic- fully shewn to be possessed by Poussins, ture an allegorical figure of the river-god than in this picture. The engraving is by Nilus, none (but the most blind and ob- Neagle, and be has proved hinself to be stinate admirers of antiquity) can fail to no mean proficient in his art by this specondemn the impropriety and absurdity cimen, which is very creditable to the of such an episode, in such a poem, even British school of engraving; though, if the when painted by Poussin. The backartist would make use of finer strokes, ground is one of those fine combinations and more delicacy in the figures of such et architecture and romantic scenery, small prints, the effect would be much that, right or wrong, so beautifully en- improved. The fore-ground is well hanbellish the pictures of this master. No- dled; the groupe, at the foot of the horse, thing, however, is characteristic of the may be considered to be the best. country and time in this example, but the
5. The Entombing of Christ, Matt. 28, v. 60. pyramid; and that is not strictly Egype o tian. All its faults, howeyer, weigh but
Painted by Crespi. Engraved by Heath. . as a hair against the grandeur of its com
The composition of this picture is pleasposition, and the repose and elegant sim- ing, and the light singularly and bappily plicity which pervade the whole picture. managed. The countenances of the se- Mr. Fittler has performed his task with veral figures (the two Marys, Disciples, considerable ability, the beauty and de- &c. &c.) are expressive of the different licacy of his graver has seldom been ex- feelings by which they are actuated. erted with more effect, and were Poussin
and were Poussin The favourite Disciple (in imitation of alive, he could not wish for more justice
the artifice of the Greek painter, Tipanthan is here rendered to the inerit of his
thes, when he despaired of shewing the work, in an equal size.
full poignancy of grief) is represented
veiling his face. 3. Hagar and Ishmael, Gen.21, 17. Paint
The greatest merit of the engraving is ed by Mola ( Pietro Francesco). Engraved by Fittler.
in the principal heads, the comb, and
rocky scenery; the remaining parts apThe engraver has here had to exercise
pear to have been engraven with less care his talent on a more impromising subject
and finishing than the last; the picture is in itself beauciful, but not every where adapted to the 5. Thomas's Incredulity, John 20, v. 27. story. Ishinael appears to be in his lastP ainted by Rubens, Engraved by J. Neagle. moments, and the inquietude of his mo- The acknowledged eininence of Rubens cher Hagar is well expressed; the scene, in colouring is such, that it may, on some however, is not appropriate. It is not occasions, be almost said, that his first sufficiently like a desert; the dwelling in merit is colouring, bis second-colouring, the distance, though a considerable his third-colouring; and when that is beauty in the landscape, detracts from taken from us, as in a copy of the engrathe terror of the scene. The engraving rer, we cannot fail of discovering faults is in the same style of elegance with the that deference to the great abilities of foregoing, by the same artist.
Rubens would fain conceal, but 4, St. John the Baptist, Matt. 3, v.4 & 5.
Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi. Painted by Nicolo Poussin. Engrared by
. J. Neagle.
In this picture there is great truth of This composition has a character of natural expression in the heads of the simplicity truly analogous to the subject; Apostles, and the figure of Jesus setticiall the parties are principals, there are no ently indicates, from the holes in his peedless accessaries; each seems busied hands and side, of whom the story is and convinced of the necessity of the die told; but the character is not sufficiently vine rite the Baptist is engaged in. Old majestic to indicate the Son of God. and young, men, women, and children, The drapery is heavy, and the drawing ón foot, on horseback, and by water, incorrect, in the right hand in particular. Aock to the important office: and the The engraving is in a good style, and dignity of figure with which St. John is the forcible manner of Neagle is better invested, is one of the greatest beauties suited to subjects of this size, than in the in the picture. The knowledge of fine foregoing instance. The head and hunds.
tioned above, except the linen materials in a certain time, expresses upon a dial were new, and particularly strong. On in front of the top box, and divided into the other hand, a smaller quantity of sixty parts, or ininutes of a degree, the woollen would, in a less degree, produce quantity of miles run by a ship accordthe effect of preventing the paper hanging ing to its velocity. But the continual vafire; while, from containing more linen, riation of that velocity is expressed upon it would possess greater strength; but I another dial placed upon the side of the consider the above proportion most eligi- fraine, which supports the double box. ble, and combining (if the paper is pro- A globe of an equal specific gravity with perly manufactured) a sufficient degree of the water is plunged in the sea, about the strength, with the property of not retain- middle of the ship, which has a commuing fire. The paper should be “ engine nication with the inside of a room in the sized " with alum only, in the proportion ship, where the hydroscope 'stands, by a of about ten pounds to one hundred and cord or chain through a cylinder. 'A (welve pounds of stuff, and no oil or spi- cord or chain passing over a pulley or rits of vitriol, or any other ingredients, crank enters the tube or pivot of the should be put into the engine. The pa- boxes. In this tube the chain joins a per should not be picked. This paper is band or rod of brass, which passes through adapted to be cured in the usual manner a brass collar, in which the sand descends previous to being made use of.”
from one glass to the other. The band of brass has a longitudinal opening equal to
the extent of the attraction of the globe. MR. ARCHIBALD JONES (STEPNEY), for a Me
upon another spiral spring, placed hori thod of discharging Colours from dyed
zontally in the same tube on the other Silks.
side of the brass collar; so that the greatest This invention consists in taking one
velocity of a ship being supposed to be pint of aqua fortis, (nitric-acid, we pre
twelve miles in an hour, the ship going at sume,) and diluting it with an equal quan
that rate, a globe of six inches in diame. tity of water, thickened with tlour, or
ter cannot receive in the water a greater any other substance, to such consistency
resistance than 121b., or ilb. per mile, As may be proper for the blocks, with
as the spiral spring shews upon its rod. which the patterns are printed. After
The rod of the spiral spring expressing they are printed, they are to be put into
121b. or twelve miles, not coming out of a steaming box, where they are to be con
the spring more than four-tenths of an tinued till the discharge is brought out:
inch for that weight, or for that resistance they are then rinsed and dryed.
of the water upon the globe than the lonRemark.-We should very much doubt,
gitudinal opening made in the band or if the specification given by Mr. J. be!
vod, which passes through the communisutticient to secure to him the exclusive
cation between the two glasses, permits privilege, if it be contested by any one.
the sand to fall according to the ve
locity of the ship, and stops it entirely CHARLES VISCOUNT DE vaux's (CHELSEA), if the ship is at res! If this hydroscope for a Machine which will sher the Latitude
is used on land instead of the sea, or in and Longitude at Sea: it will also serve as a ship merely for
a ship merely for a time-keeper, then the a weighing and measuring Machine, 8c.
sand will always run at the same rate, The chief part of this machine is a hy- and express regularly the time upon the droscope, which is a double box sus interior circle of the dial divided in twenpended one in the other, and supported ty-four parts, and it will be suffered to by an axis or horizontal pivot, hollowed wind, that is, to turn the box or clepsy in the inside, which keeps the two boxes dra every twenty-four hours. perpendicular in all the motions of the By the same principles of the weighing ship. The inside box contains a sort of clock, the same dial which serves on the clepsydra, or double sand-glass, furnished side of the hydroscope for weighing the with one or two perpendicular scales; by resistance of the tuid, or the run of a means of these scales, which cover two ship, if this dial is taken separately, with sand-glasses, the weight of the sand, fall- its spiral spring, is a convenient machine ing in due proportion on the bottom one, to use instead of scales for weighing any acts upon a spiral ring fixed perpendicu- cominodities: it requires no weights, nor larly in the top of the largest box, to which any other scales; it never entangles like it is joined by some wires, and a hook, scales, and is said to be as sure and conplaced in the centre of each scale: by venient as it is ornamental. This inaThese tueans the weight of the sand falling chine will likewise become an excellent
“ The Fairy," « The Gipsy," and " Tke Shep- progressive exercises for the yoice, rules
berd," bree Rondos. Pbe two first composed for the formation of the mouth and the by Mr Hook, and be lest by L. Jansen. recovering of the breath; and a variety Eacb 15. 60.
of new airs, songs, durts, glees, trios, Each of these little pieces has the quartets, &c. calculated to improve the advantage of an introductory movement, taste and execution of the vocal practiand is conceived in that freedom and tioner. facility of style wluch fürins the chief at- Dr. John Clarke, of Cambridge, is distraction in compositions intended for the tributing proposals for publishing, under practice of juvenile performers. To the the immediate patronage of his Majesty, potice of such we recommend them. “The Vocal Works of landel" The « La Fille Retrouvée," e Divertimente for the most popular of this great author's Ora- Piano-Forte. By J. Fildon. 2s.
torios, together with selections from his This divertimento consists of an an
• various Anthoms, are to forip the subjects dantino moveinent introduciory to a ron
of the publication, the plan of which is
Usefully and judiciopsly arranged, and will des, which forms the principal portion of
be bost explained in the words of the rethe publication. Both movements are
spectable and scientific compiler.-- "The wiitten with taste; and if not remark
vocal parts of the chorusses will be in full able for their originality of character, are
score; to which will be subjoined a sesmooth and pleasing, and will not, we
parate part for the organi or piano-forte, think, fail to attract the attention of the
carefully compressed from the whole generality of piano-forte performers.
score, which will include the leading feaArdanting, Air à la Polonose, and Ronda, før tures of the instrumental accompani
ebe Prano-Forte. Composed and inscribed to ments. The alto and tenor recitatives Miss Jobnsen, by N. Rolje. 2s 6d. and airs will be printed in the treble This polopoise and rando are novel
cleff; and, for the accommodation of the and pleasing in their subjects, and are
ladies, the soprano, alto, and tenor parts characterized by a chain of idea and unity
in the chorusses," will likewise be transof style, that bespeak both natural tasté posed into the treble clell, it being the and a well-regulated judgment.
determination of the proprietors, that the light and shade of the passages (if we
C cleff shall nowhere be introduced in the may be allowed the expression) are soft
work) and the whole will be so arranged ened into each other, and made produce
as to enable four or five perforiners to tive of a pleasing relief without incon- produce the general effect, both of the
vocal and instruinental parts." nection,
The first namber of Crofts and Greene's & Miere sball tbe Lover vest Sr a Song, with Antheins, edited by Mr. S. Wesley, and
an Accompaniment for the Piano-Forte. Com. published by Mr. Page, of St. Paul's Caposed by M. Virtue. 25. To thedral, has appeared; and by the excel- .
The words of this song are from Marlence of the paper, beauty of the engramion, and are set to music with a tolera- ving, neatness of the printing, and general ble degree of taste, and nor without ex- correctness of the text, does great honunc pression Sone of the passages are par- to the conductors, whose liberality, taste, ticularly interesting, and the tout-ensemble and circumspection, will, we trust. be is creditable to M. Virtue's talent in bal well rewarded by an extensive sale of die lad composition,
work. The uncommon elegance and clear < Symparby," a favourite Song, written by my
h n ess of the note, obliges as to award to Lady, Composed, with an dezempaniment Mr Balls, the engraver, his due share of for The Piano-Forec, by . Grosvenor, Organise our notice-finer erecntion than he has of Paddington Courch. 11.
exhibited in these pages we have nefer 4. This little song, by the ense and smooth: **
witnessed. ness of its ihelody, does credit to the faste
lotto Mr. Julian Rusby, whin has lately taken of the composer. The bass is well cho
the degree of bachelor in inusic at Os sen, and the accompaniment is calculated
ford, is printing, by subscription, "Three to heighten the general effect.
uled Grand Syınphonies for the Piano-Fore.
; 4. with an Accompaniment for tlie Flote or Nr. Lanza is about to submit to the Violin and dedicated to J.P. Silainda pable A new musical work, under the Raq. The manner in which these com title of * The Elements of Singing. It poslans are already spoken of by those
to consist of three hundred pages, cos profon und aniateurs who have heard cupying two folio valuines, and is to cm them, indtice'us to preaaye much liburdur 1910 the primary sudiments of the art, and profit to their ingenious out