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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 ima passive, and depressing ; unless it be dancing, paired; nature is everywhere obstructed; she which is as injurious by its excessive exercise, niust 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 sensibility and positive disease. be better to lay down general principles i han Sucb was the poor creature whose portrait we to enter too minutely opon particular direc have exhibited 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 berself, and useless to society. We have, bewrules applicable to each 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 || 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 warın aud 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 annually 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, || canse, in fact, there is nothing sure, but what By mine honour--in honour--upon my konour. It we have in our possession. must be confessed there might be some sense Formerly, in order to know who we had to in unaking 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 novelıy; the refinement of || hon 1 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
an exotic kind of air to thesequisite sensibility; what was then asked immorsels 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,-re. you love me?” Surely.“Will you marry me?" ceives an elegant and charming man; they Surely. This bas more brevity. The expression are pleased with each other; tliey 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 thouglat or hour surprises them together; they must part sentiment. No one is ignorant that the old unless they have the face to brave the sarcasnis expressions ineant nothing at all; but in of fools and calumniators.
“ Farewell, my making use of the new one, we at least avoid || all! I shall see you again, to-morrow? the appearance of committing ourselves, be- Dear friend ! apropos, your name ?"-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. ! 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, even ing. All belongs, at present, and it cannot be six months ago, had not left off the expressions denieil, to the five arts, wbich we love and of settling an account - discharging a debt - Not. cherish, and which are the delight of our lives. withstanding the authority of the present lon, To discharge a debt, or sellle an account has such old abuses would still exist.
These ac 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 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 sny poses 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 nite: 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 colona Kuch general attention, is now placed in the naile of the Temple,-Christ is raised above Gallery of the British Institution in Pall the crowd upon a small eminence. He is ac. Wall.
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 iu bis miracles, for matter to priety a subject of this kind ; to depict the accuse him. vast varicty of character 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 withi 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, seemed 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 he is presented to our Lord. The feebleness fessor of the art but Mr. West.
of his figure-liis incurableness (if we may so la the composition now before us, Mr. West express it) otherwise than by a miracle, is has brought together, and seemingly rallied timely depicted. The slave, who principally for oue great effort, all the energies of his supports bis master, is a character aimirably 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; withous the Arts to their bighest point of elevation. sentimeut or passion; and seemingly incapable