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degree of application to be required from such || ghastly procession, should be canvassed with. persons should be regulated by the vigour of a suspicious jealousy. Her bowels will be found their constitutions; but it is to be remem torpid, her skin chilly, ber feet cold, her bered that all school education is sedentary, stomach out of order; the vital energies are im, passive, and depressing; unless it be dancing, paired ; nature is every where obstructed; she which is as injurious by its excessive exercise, must be instanly attended to; she must not be as writing or drawing by their uuhealthy allowed to remain where sbe is, lest sbe siuk postures.
iuto apathy and langour, gradually becoming On this part of the subject, perhaps, it may a prey to morbid scnsibility and positive disease. be better to lay down general principles ihan Such was the poor creature whose portrait we to enter too minutely opon particular direc- || Lave exbibited in the first page of this essay, tions ; for the varying shades of disease are so whose early habits rendered her helpless to extensive, that were it impossible to lay down bersclf, and useless to society. We have, bowrules applicable to eacb particular case; ever, promised to shew how the constitution therefore, generally, it may be observed, that may be renovated, and the morbid sensibility de. as young persons recede from the healthy ll stroyed; to which, we bope, the subject of standard their mental exertions should be sus. another essay will not be found irrelevant. pended or abridged, and their active ainuse. But to this insidious decay of health, con. ments increased. A bathing-place, where sumption not unfrequently supervenes to bear warm and vapour baths are to be found, should the unbappy victim to the grave.-And is be resorted to, and some physician of cha- | there no hand to stay the progress of this racter consulted, for this is the time to save! destructive foe to youth and beauty, this Negligence will reduce the drooping to a state | gigantic minister of death, who mocks all me. of deplorable imbecility, by degrees assuming dicine while with awful sweep he bears off the form and character of obsinate disease. sixty thousand anaually from among the
When a young creature, hitherto healthy, living of this country? Can we not find a is found to lose spirits and activity without sanctuary where he may not abide? Let us any manifest pain ; her long sittings in a || indulge in the expectation, and give publicity chilling school-room, her long fastings, and to our idea in the last series of these essays. perhaps scanty fare at the table of a mercen
(To be continued.) ary seminary, her droning 'walks with a
CHANGE OF CERTAIN EXPRESSIONS,
FORMERLY in their assertions they said, || cause, in fact, there is nothing sure, but what By mine honour--in honour--upon my honour. Jull we have in our possession. must be confessed there might be some sense Formerly, in order to know who we had to in inaking use of these words, apropos over a ||
use of these words, apropos uver a | deal with, we made use of a periphrase; as, bottle, the art of making use of an old thing || Ma: I take the liberty of asking who I have the often creates a novelty; the refinement of | hon it of speaking to? lo this the change is taste even goes so far as to lend, if I may so con iderable, and proceeds from the most exexpress myself, an exotic kind of air to these quisite sensibility; what was then asked im. morsels of elocution, in making us pronounce, mediately, is not now asked till after several By mine honour-upon my honour. However, occorrences have taken place; and reduces they have now given place to the simple word,
itself into two words. A charming accomsurely " Are you coming ?” Surely.-" Do plished woman, distinguishes, attracts --rea you love me?” Surely." Will you marry me?" ceives an elegant and charming man; they Surely. This has more brevity. The expression are pleased with each other; they adore made use of here approaches as near as pos each other; and prove they do so :-an undue sible to the contraction of the thought or hour surprises them together; they must part sentiment. No one is ignorant that the old unless they have the face to brave the sarcasmis expressions ineant nothing at all; but in of fools and calumviators. “Farewell, my making use of the new one, we at least avoid || all! I shall see you again, to-morrow? the appearance of comınitting ourselves, be- ||Dear friend! apropos, your nane?"-Observe that the suppression of more words proves a, for it!" That is simple, inconsequent, and delicacy of the organs excessively interesting, disobliges no one : besides, note attaches itself and delicacy is the soul of thought and senti. I by a bewitching and almost sentimental anament. Nothing, consequently, can be clearer." Jogy to the ideas of sol fu, to singing, quaver
The good folks of the middling class, evening. All belongs, at present, and it cannot be six months ago, had not left off the expressions denied, to the five arts, wbich we love and of setiling an account - discharging a debt - Vot cherish, and which are the delight of our lives. withstanding the authority of the present ton, To discharge a debt, or selile an account has such old abuses would still exist. These aç. ' something in it so mercantile and mercenary, counts were sometimes styled memoires, but that it cannot accord with a liberal mind. To these pretended memoires are at an eud; they í settle an account is absurd; since the reciprosignify nothing. Who wishes to make city of kindness is the sweetest bond of reuse of ibat disobliging word, memoire, which fived society. We have all current accounts one onyposes the seller should remember the credit towards another as to paying ready money, that he bas given ? Or that the buyer should for- ' is old French; the favourites of the ton scarce get what he owes? They have now wisely know how to apply it; even to their own resubstituted the light and fugitive word of nute : venues, tbeir pensions, and what they owe to “ You will be pleased to cast an eye over my public amusements, note."-"Send in your note when I ask you !
MR. WEST'S PICTURE OF CHRIST HEALING IN THE TEMPLE.
This noble composition which has excited. The scene of this picture is laid in a colonKuch general attention, is now placed in the naile of the Temple-Christ is raised above Gallery of the British Institution in Pall. 11 the crowd upon a small eminence. He is açe Mall.
companied by his Apostles, and behind him The subject is Christ Healing in the Temple | are groupes of the Scribes and Pharisees, To represent with suitable dignity and pro. watching, eveu in bis miracles, for matter to priety a subject of this kind; to depict tlie accuse him. vast varicty of characler collected together in There are three principal groupes of sufthis stupendous and miraculous scene; to ex. ferers : behind are various characters--women hibit the human figure in those various modes passing through the Temple with baskets of of misery and suffering, which Aesh is born an doves, for merchandise ; and much of the heir to; in a word, to combine into one com magwificence of the sacred edifice is shewn in position the dispersed miracles of our Lord,-| the perspective. in healing the lame, giving eyes to the blind, The centre groupe is that of a man, wrapt and ears to the deaf, secmed to require nothing up in the appendages of disease, pallid, and less than the experience of half a century in || wasted by disiemper. He is supported by two the Art of Painting, a deep insight into the slaves, and, with a countenance in which bope human character, and a perspicuity and pre. is fidely expressed shining through sickness, rision of mind, which belong to no other pro- i he is presented to our Lord. The feebleness fessor of the art but Mr. West.
of his figurebis incurableness (if we may so la the composition now before us, Mr. West express il) otherwise than by a miracle, is bas brought together, and seemingly rallied tively depicted. The slave, who principally for que great effort, all the energies of his supports bis master, is a character admirably genius and the acquirements of his mind, as conceived, and the manner in wbich it has they have been exercised, both in labour and been treated is perfectly new, and reflects high observation, near fifty years of bis life. He credit upon Mr. West's knowledge of human has amply succeeded, and produced a picture nature. This slave appears wholly unmoved which will do honour to his country, and raise by the scene of suffering around him; without the Arts to their bigliest point of elevation. sentiment or passion; and seemingly incapable