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struction of the walls, the author strongly Prevention is always better than the cure, policy of building ships in India are much recommemls the advice of Vitruvius and and particularly where cure is very diffi- more convincing, if not absolutely conclu. Alberti, that there should be an open space c:ilt, doubtful, or expensive. The proper sive on that point; which is certainly of from the top to the bottom, through which seasoning of timber is of the greatest in great importance. any vapour that could collect, might pass portance. Small young tinber is very sub

The style of a work of this description is without damaging the works. Such a plan ject to infection. "Mr. M‘William strongly an inferior consideration, on which account possesses the additional recommendation recomiends felling timber in winter before we have omitted to point out various bleof interposing a column of air, the best the rise of the sap. In the summer, after mislies and provincialisms which have ocnonconductor of heat, consequently like the the sap has risen, if the tree be cut down, curred to us in reading it.

In quoting double windows in Russia, and in the West its tubes are full of the juices not yet con- | poetry the author is not rery happy in his

306 : Indies, favourable to coolness, by not in- rerted into timber. The consequence, if taste ; for instance, page troducing the external heat in summer; it be exposed to wet, is, that a fermenta

“ Let sons of sloth and discord fret, and in winter promoting warmth, by not tion takes place, and dry rot ensues. It Because despised and poor;, carrying off the heat froin the internal of was formerly the practice to fell wood in And for misfortunes blame the State, the building. One of the most reinarkable winter, and it is only since the use of oak Which they themselves procure.” examples of this principle, is the celebrated hark in tanning, that wood has been cut boundary-wall of China. Whilst the free down in the spring, when the bark is more

The importance of the subject will exadmission of fresh air is of the utmost im- easily stripped off. After timber is felled

cuse the length of our remarks, and we disa portance, particularly in drying the walls it ought to be plunged in water, and remain miss the work with hearty wishes, that it of a new building, and is often success for a length of time, that all the juices not may prove of use in eradicating so great au ful in eradicating dry-rot after it has converted into timber, may be drawn out. evil as that on which it treats. commenced ; yet, whoever takes upon | This mode is usual in Italy, Sweden, and himself the responsibility of remedy- Norway: ing this disease, ought to ascertain the ge- Salt water is not so beneficial as fresh in neral state of the building, and the means of extracting the juices, and is attended with

VOYAGE TO THE CONGO. communication from one part to another. this serious disadvantage, that the salt left (Captain Tuckey's Narrative continued.) When air is improperly administered to re- in the timber attracts moisture, and renders getable dry rot, it has a similar effect as the wood ever after damp.

On the 28th of August, Captain T. when applied to fire ; it invigorates its

The animal dry-rot occasioned by worins

was diverted from his purpose of propowers. By admitting air injudiciously, is to be cured by imprégnating with oil, ceeding to Mavoonda to purchase camany princely mansions have been de- sulphat of alum, inetallie salts, &e. to de- noes to ascend the river, by an assurstroyed. stroy the insects.

ance of the Macayo, that instead of beTimber most liable to decay is that which is alternately wet and dry. "Hence those of disproportionate length, being 200 pages, obstructed at a day's journey by a fall

Attached to the volume is an Appendix ing free above that place, it was again parts of a wooden bridge immediately which had more properly been given in the named Sangalla. To ascertain the truth ate found to rot; whilst those constantly count is given of the forests of the United of this intelligence, he set out from Inga, abore water, and those constantly immersed, continue sound.

Kingdom, their great diminution, the in- taking only Mr. Galsey and four men,

creasing demand for timber, and the ne- with a short day's provisions, the It is astonishing Irow long wood will last cessity of converting onr hills and commons cases of preserved meat being now when constantly below water. The piles into plantationis of trees. Our anthor en their only resourcė. Passing the valley supposed to have been driven into the Thames tertains a dreal still more vehement than of Bembit

, they ascended soiné steep by Julius Cæsar, near Shepperton, were that expressed by the supporters of the hills totally composed of broken pieces taken op a few ycars ago, and found free Corn Bill, lest this country should become from decay. The pites on which London dependent on foreign nations for an article of quartz, fariguing, and resem:bling a Bridge is supported, have remained urin- of pure necessity. There is, however, newly made limestone road. At sunjüred for 600 years.

little risk of our being abie to procure set tliey reached Sangalla, which is A still more remarkable instance is that sufficient wood, whilst we maintain our about ten miles above Navconda. Here of the Bridge built by Trajan over the Da- naval preeminence, and the diminution the river is crossed by a ledge of slate nube. About the middle of the last cen- of the supply for one season or two wonld rocks, leaving only a passage on the tury, the Emperor of Germany obtained not operate like the cutting off of the staff left bank abone fifty yarıls aide, througlı permission of the Turkish Governinent to of life. draw out one of the piles, and it was found

which tlie stiearn pours at the rate of

It does not appear evident, froin the reaas sound and complete as when first driven, soning employed, that it would be advanta- at least eight miles an hour, forming although it had been in the Danube 1600 geous to convert valuable land into forests whirlpools in the middle, whose vortices years.

of trees; and it is very questionable, if the occupy half the bread:h, and must be In fact, whatever renders the parts of the fair promises of profit held out by our an- fatal to any canoe.

Two miles lower wood compact and solid, and prevents the thor's calculations, would be realized in the river breaks quite across over anocirculation or fermeritation of its juices, planting the barren hills and moors. preserves it. Hence impregnating wood however, employing the poor and indus- wide esparse east and west, but filled

Still, ther sunkén ledge. Abore, it forms a with oil or with salt, metallic oxyds, parti- trious in this manner, may be commendable, cularly of iron, is found very beneficial. where more profitable einployment cannot

with rocky islets. Its breadth, howCharring, timber for piles, in preventing be had. It is infinitely preferable to main ever, moderates the velocity of the exteriral infection, is extremely serviceable: taining them in the workhouse, or by out- current, so that it is navigable for cathough not applicable in many cases, yet door allowancès. Property laid out in this noes, as is testified by a ferry two miles in piles driven into the ground, or the ends inanner would afford much enjoyment to higher up. of joists, girders or bond timbers, it has a the landed propriétor, it would improve the

Our little party marched on in quest good effect. The charred part of the wood picturesque lveauty of his estate, and would is not subject to decomposition, and being bring him much more real permanent satis- of a banza, tlirough a dark wood, the intèrposed between the rest of the wood faction than sported away at Newmarket, haunt of buffaloes. The guide lost hiš and wet, keeps it uninjured. Paint operates or spent in the luxuries or vices of London. way; and, choked with thirst, and sinkin the same way.

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pelled to crawl through a thick under- pean in their features. This, one would wood, and grass twice their own height, naturally conjecture, arises from the Portuto the haunt of some bushmen, from guese having mixed with them; and yet whose wives they procured water (a

there are very few mulattoes among them.

The creeping plants serve for cordage; strong chalybeate,) but could obtain no

some of which are not less than six inches Art. IV. The Olympian Jupiter. By M. victuals. Their cold and wretched bi- in diameter. Fleas and bugs swarm in all Quatremere de Quincy. vouac was a bad consequence to the the huts. A great scarcity of wood fit for toils of a day which had literally soked building, prevails in this country. The Second anul concluding_Article on that interesting

.) their very clokes with perspiration.stony hills about this part are thinly clad


We hasten to the fourth part, which , that the river, after rounding a banza fuel; in many places they resemble an old treats of Chryselephantine Statuary in the apple-orchard.

time of Pericles ; that ever memorable named Yonga, had another Sangalla

The mornings are calm. The breeze period, which gave birth to the noblest masworse than the first, two days higher sets in from the westward at noon, and is terpieces of every

kind. up, and that after a short reach to the proportionably strong to the heat of the

By a happy chance, this period, which eastward, it again ran to the south and day, and, when the sun has been very hot, was to become so remarkable in the annals turned back to the north. After eat- continues strong during the night; the of sculpture, was precisely that in which ing a amall portion of roasted manioc days and nights however are both very the most famous temples in Greece were for breakfast, the party set out on its cloudy, so that it is impossible to get any rebuilt on a larger scale, and in the bold observation even in three or four days.

and simple style which characterizes the way to Inga. The heat was dreadful,

The hoop by which they ascend the palm- Doricorder without base, which was employand the pains of their situation were tree is formed of a most supple twig. ed in the temples of that epoch. There were much augmented by the difficulty of The idea of civilizing Africa by sending built alınost at the same time, the temples procuring provisions. They saw great out a few negroes educated in England, ap- of Minerva at Athens ; of Ceres at Eleusis ; numbers of deer of two different spe- pears to be utterly useless ; the little know of Juno at Argos; of Apollo Epicurus at cies, one an antelope, the other a large ledge acquired by such persons having the Phigalia; those of Syracuse, Selinuntium, animal of the deer kind, in a herd of same effect on the universal ignorance and and Agrigentum, in Sicily. At the same tiine from thirty to forty.

barbarism of their countrymen, that a drop that the temples were enlarged, they were
of fresh water would have in the ocean.

also built of more costly materials; stone They were now convinced of the im

and marble succeeded to wood. When ar

The scarcity of food is great at this time : chitecture had displayed within and withpracticability of penetrating with any The sole subsistence of the people being out the luxury of ornament and greatness number of men by land along the manioc, either raw, roasted, or made into of style, sculpture was required to make sides of the river with its deep ravines Cocngo, and of this they have by no means an its works harmonize with the place destined and torrents, and without the possibi- abundance, and a very few green plantains. to receive them. Then arose the custom of lity of procuring provisions.

A bitter root (a sort of Yam,) which requires making statues of gold and ivory, of which On the 30th and 31st, an attempt cious quality, is also much eaten.

four days boiling to deprive it of its perni- Phidias appears to have given the first and was made to procure canoes at Voonda, dolence of the men is so great, that if a

The in- the finest models. but in vain. Captain T. was therefore man gets a few beads of different colours,

As a prelude to his great works, we sec compelled to send to Cooloo, with an he stops at home (while his wife is in the this artist execute the Minerva Alea of order to Mr. Fitzmaurice to return to field picking up wood, &c.) to string them, Platæa, a statue of wood gilt, except the the ship with fifteen men, who could placing the different colours in every kind face, the feet, and the arms, which were of

Pentelic marble, and the Minerva of Pelnot be fed there any longer; and with of way till they suit his fancy.

lene, of gold and ivory, which seems to his party thus reduced, the persevering This is African dandyism.

have been of colossal size. The Minerva Commander resolved to proceed to Bamba Yanzy, three days journey up love, war, palm-wine, &c They have no

of the Parthenon, and the Olympian JuThey have songs on various subjects,

piter, were made within a short time of the river, where report said it ceased to other arms, except knives, and a few mus

each other. What is the precise date of be obstructed with rocks or cataracts. kets ; no shot, but small rounded stones ;

each of those masterpieces, and which of All the following Journal consists of a piece of quartz makes a good flint. They two questions connected with some circum

the two preceded the other? These are mere short notices ; previous to abridg- of narcotic herb. They make good' lines stances of the administration, or if we will, ing which, we copy some general re

the reign of Pericles. M. Quatremere marks on the Empire of Congo.

clears up this point of chronology, and

The palm-wine is obtained by inci- proves, contrary to the opinion of Heyne, Where there are neither written annals, sion a little above the insertion of the that the Minerva was executed between legends, nor ancient national songs, nor lowest branch or leaf. Their calabashes the 83d and 85th Olympiads ; that Phidias chronology beyond a month, the history of for this liquid, for the dust of dried to- Plutarch asserts, but that, being forced to

did not die in the prison of Athens, as The only idea I have been able to obtain of bacco leaves, and for all household pur- go into banishment in consequence of the the Congoese history, is, that Congo once poses, are cut in rude relief. The ca- accusation brought against him for having formed a mighty Empire, the chief of noes are made high up the country, engraved his own portrait and that of which had three sons, between whom he and are not very dear, though they Pericles on the shield of Minerva, he retired divided his dominions at his death, giving cost a man three months labour.

to Elis, where he executed the Jupiter at: to one the upper part of the river on both We have now arrived at the rough sides as far as Sangalla ; to a second, the notes, which mark the fatal eighteen M. Quatřemere proceeds to examine and


Having settled this chronological point, left bank of the river (the Blandy N'Congo;) days of September, through which this restore each of these two works. and to the third, the right bank, Banzy

unfortunate Expedition struggled; and The Congoese are evidently a mixed as this affords us a fair opportunity of and 9th paragraphs on the Minerva of the

He employs the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, nation, having no national physiognomy, breaking off, we defer further observa- Parthenon, of which he examines the form, and many of them perfectly South-Euro- tions till our next.

the dimensions, and the ornaments. The

with grass.


most remarkable circumstance is doubtless LEARNED SOCIETIES. changes, and pointed out the different quathe arrangement of the gold drapery which

lities of solar and terrestrial light and heat, covered the goddess. M. Quatremere is OXFORD, April 4.-Wednesday last, the and exhibited, by the aid of plain mirrors, the first who has discovered this arrange- Ist

of April

, and of Easter Terin, the fol- that singular property of light which has ment, and given us a clear idea of it. He luwing gentlemen were admitted to De been called its polarisation. When a ray corrects an evident error of the Abbé Bargrees :

of light is reflected from glass at a certain thelemy, who says, “ Minerva was clothed

BACHELOR IN MEDICINE.—William Dan- angle, it is said to be polarised, that is, in a tunic, which must have been of ivory.” sey, M.A. of Exeter College, with a licence when received upon a second plate of glass Our author proves, on the contrary, that to practise in Medicine.

properly inclined, instead of being thrown the whole dress of the goddess was of gold, Masters OF ARTS.-The Hon. and Rev. off or reflected, it now enjoys the property wronght to the thickness of half a line, or Edw. Wingfield, and Rev. Fowler Hickes, of passing through it, and may be absorbed a line at the most, and having a surface of of Brasennose College, grand compounders; entirely by a black medium placed behind about 400 square feet. Thus it is ex- Rev. Samuel Sheen, of Balliot College, it. Mr. Brande then demonstrated, that plained how, according to the precise tes- grand compounder; Rev. Thomas Davies, when this polarised ray is made to pass timony, of. Thucydides (II. 13.) and of of Magdalen Hall; Mr. Jonathan Peters, through certain transparent crystallized boPlutarch (in Pericl. p. 169.) the drapery of Queen's College; Mr. Francis Mills, dies, it becomes depolarised, or receives could be taken off at pleasure; how it could Fellow, and Rev. Richard Moore Boultbee, again the ordinary properties. weigh from 40 to 44 talents, that is to of Merton College; Rev. Edward Mere

The constitution of the prismatic specsay, about 2,200 pounds ; lastly, how it dith, Chaplain of Christ Church; Rev. trum was the next object of inquiry ; and was an object of such great intrinsic value, Horatio Beevor Batchelor, and Rev. Richard its powers of producing colour, heat, and that Pericles reckoned it among the re- LynchCotton, Fellow, of Worcester College; chemical changes, were explained and ilsources which the republic could make use Rev. William Evans, Fellow of Jesus Cold lustrated. The Professor dwelt at some of in critical circumstances, with the obli- lege; Mr. Francis Gregg, of Brasennose length upon the analogies between the gation of replacing it with a new dress of College; Rev. Henry Crowe, of Wadhain phenomena of the spectrum, and those equal weight. This dress was therefore in College: Rev. Robert Mosley Master, and exhibited by the Voltaic apparatus, and adfact only a disposable treasure, which had Rev. John Lucas Sutton, of Balliol College; duced several instances to shew that the received a particular forin and destination. Mr. Augustus William Hare, Fellow, Rev. positive pole had properties analogous to

If, with the exception of this drapery Thomas Forster, and Rev. John Wood | the least refrangible rays, and the negative and the helmet, the whole statue, that is, cock, Chaplains of New College; Mr. pole to those which are most so, and octhe face, the neck, the arms, and the feet, Joseph Smith, Scholar, of Trinity

College. cupy the violet end of the spectrum. He was of ivory, it was 25 feet in height, with- BACHELORS OF ARTS.—Mr. Thomas also touched upon the Huygenian and Newont reckoning the pedestal, the height of Lawes Shapcott, of St. Alban Hall; Mr. tonian hypotheses as to the cause of light, which was ten feet: the right hand of the Rowland Cooper, of St. Edmund Hall ; observing, that each might be plausibly goddess rested on her lance; in her left Mr. Robert Gordon, Fellow of New Coll.

defended, and that the former, which reshe held a Victory, six feet high. Here M.

The same day in Convocation, the Rev. gards the phenomena as resulting from a Quatremere de Quincy

. very happily re- Benjamin Parsons Symons, M.A. Fellow of subtile undulatory medium diffused through moves a very great difficulty. In fact, Wadham College, and Rev. W.Russell,M.A. space, was perhaps on the whole the least however light the wood, the ivory, and the Fellow of Magdalen College, were admitted objectionable. A number of experiments internal parts of this Victory, may have Proctors.-Rev.John Williams, M.A.Fellow were next shewn, illustrative of the phenobeen, even supposing the whole not to have of Exeter College, Rev. Wm. James, M.A. mena of terrestrial radiation ; and after reweighed more than 2 or 300lbs. it would be Vice-Principal of Magdalen Hall, Rev. ferring to the probable nature of radiant difficult to conceive how the figure could Richard Yalden White, M. A. Fellow, and matter, and to the probable transfer or have been made so solid as not to have the Rev. Henry Jenkins, M.A. Demy of conversion of ponderable into ethereal matsuffered any derangement in the time of Magdalen College, were admitted Pro-ter, the Lecturer concluded with adducing Pausanias and Arrian, six centuries after Proctors.

some of the most striking effects of ethereal Phidias. M. de Pauw has attempted to re- Yesterday the Rev. Andrew Tucker, B.A matter in the living kingdoms of nature, move this difficulty; but his opinion is of Wadham College, was admitted Master dwelling upon the change of colour, form, destitute of probability. M. Quatremere ex- of Arts, grand compounder.

and flavour, which plants undergo when deplains it by means of the shield fixed under

prived of light, and alluding to the diffethe left arm of the goddess, and which

rence between tropical and polar animals, concealed in its thickness a support, ex

ARTS AND SCIENCES. and to its influence upon the human spetending to the center of gravity of the

cies, in which we observe singular gradaVictory. According to the account of the

tions of colour and character, apparently author of the treatise de Mundo, and of


resulting from the same cause. Apuleius, the portrait of Phidias engraved Professor Brande delivered the introducon this shield, was so connected with the tory discourse to the second part of his statue, that if it had been removed, the lectures on Experimental and Theoretical

THE NEW COMET. whole mass would have fallen to pieces. Chemistry on Saturday last. He observed,

Bremen, March 17. M. Quatremere contends that the head of that the discussions previously entered into In the accounts given in several journals, Phidias might have been the top of one of respecting the active powers of matter, of the observations of the new Comet by the screws of the support of the shield which might be regarded as furnishing an ex- M. Stark of Augsburg, there seem to be went up into the arm of Minerva, and tended definition of chemical science, and some errata, or the stars have been changed communicated by its ramifications with the as a foundation upon which he was now to for one another. As this must render it divers parts of the inside of the statue. raise a superstructure. He adverted to difficult for those to find the Comet, who This is rendered very intelligible by plates the general forms and qualities of matter, have not yet seen it, it may not be amiss 9 and 10, which shew the longitudinal which he said required to be considered to point out its apparent path in the section of the statue both ways, and ex- under the two general divisions of impon- heavens, according to some observations plain the whole mystery of its combination; derable and ponderable bodies. In the made here. On the 3d of March, at 14 hours the 8th plate shews the statue in front, and present lecture he should endeavour to de- 35 min. mean time at Bremen, Dr. Olbers entirely restored, so as to afford some idea fine and to illustrate the properties of the found the right ascension of the Comet to of the effect which so striking a mass must former.

be 302° 36', and the north declination have produced.

He considered imponderable, radiant, or 24° 38'. On the 13th of March, at 14 hours (To be concluded in our next.) ethereal matter, as connected with chemical | 35 minutes, the right ascension was 302° 16,

and the north declension 21° 38'. The by the dearest efforts of tapestry or gold. In conclusion, returning to the general Comet resembles a small, pale, ill-defined It was cliarming to look around, and say, view of this handsome Exhibition, we need misty spot, rather brighter in the middle, internally, These are all natire productions. hardly rèmark upon the results which we without any perceptible nucleus, entirely There is no freak of ancient, nor gaud of have a right to anticipate from it, nor upon without a tail, and not to be seen but by foreign art, among these beautiful pictures. the novelty, liberality, and beneficial tenthe aid of a good telescope. Its apparent This mansion is indebted for its exquisite dency of the plan. It is obvious that no magnitude is on the increase, because the attractions to our own countrymen ; to the greater stimulus can be suggested to emulEarth and the Comet are approaching nearer dead, who have left us these' imperishable Tous artists, than to behold their predeces. to each other; but it is not likely that it monuments; to the living, our contempo- sors and compatriots thus splendidly held will be visible to the naked eye even at the raries, who if thus rewarded, will produce up to admiration, um mixed with the ancient end of April, when its light will be the many more such subjects for our intellectual masters (fearless as some of them, we say strongest. We shall be able to follow its enjoyment and delight. This mass of it proudly, may be of the competition,) and course, till in the month of May its South glowing colour, fresh as from his casel, is at once recompensed for their toils, and declination hinders it from appearing above the work of Reynolds ; that fascinating gratified in their ambition, by private muniour horizon. It will proceed in its course group is Romney's; that lovely and grace-ficence and public celebrity. It is equally between the Eagle and the Dolphin, through ful form is recent from the pencil of Law- clear, that even the foremost of our living Antinous to the Archer.

rence; that Venetian looking Bacchante is painters may enrich and invigorate their a fine variety of the venerable West; these minds by the contemplation of so much va

are excellent proofs, not only of the extent riety and excellence, thus concentrated THE FINE ARTS.

but of the versatility of Turner's powers ; and spread before them : indeed, rather this is one of poor Opie's last and best pro- than think him superior to all others, we

ductions; here are cattle, the chefs d'eurre should hold that artist low in estination, SIR J. FLEMING LEICESTER'S

of Ward, and equal to Paul Potter himself; whom the study of this Gallery did not GALLERY.

this delicious poetic vision is Howard's; improve.

this sweet piece of nature is Thomson's; There was, we believe, a Mr. Steers, in the We are indebted to the politeness of Sir J. this grand avalanche is one of the highest Temple, who a good many years since atLeicester, for a view of his Gallery of Pic- Aights of De Loutherbourg's mind; this is tempted something like the present idea of tures by British painters, which he has Hoppner's masterpiece ; this pure and na. Sir John Leicester; but he had neither so thrown open to the lovers of the arts and tural scene is fame, even to Callcott; this, patriotic a collection,nor the means of acting to artists, at his house in Hill Street, for full of the truth of domestic story, is upon so grand a scale. Nevertheless, his every Monday during the present and en-Dwen's; Shee never painted a finer head aim deserves honourable record, and we suing month. Entirely unbiassed by any than this ; this is Northcote in his prime; trust it will not be so long between, before personal acquaintance with this gentleman, in whichever of Gainsborough's manners we have to add sereral instances of the and viewing him merely in the light of a this is, it is admirable. And so we might admirers of British Art, having followed stranger, whose object in encouraging the go on with each particular in a collection, the example of the worthy Baronet, to native Fine Arts is similar to that of the where, besides those we have already whose hitherto singular encouragement of Literary Gazette, we are sure we shall not named, Wilson and Morland, Bourgeois, native talent we have most cheerfully paid be thought guilty of offering an undeserved Beechey, Atkinson, B. Barker, Devis, Gar- the tribute of this impartial and indepencompliment, when we declare that to us rard; Harlowe, B. Hoppner, Leslie, and dent notice. the whole course adopted by Sir John Lei- Williamson, contribute to form a Gallery cestèr in regard to the British School, ap- which most decidedly proves, that Great THE BRITISH INSTITUTION. pears to be not only the most liberal, but Britain has risen to so high an eminence in the best calculated to accomplish the pur-erery branch of the art, that there is no

No. 10.- Conclusion. pose intended, of any which has been, or need to seek out of her own school for the In our remarks on the talents displayed is pursued by other of the distinguished most enchanting efforts of the pallet. by one of the female contributors to this patrons of art in the kingdom. Far are we It may perhaps be proper to notice, that | Gallery, we congratulated our fair country- · from questioning the great effects produced the works of several of the artists in the car women on their practice and sucess in the by the princely munificence of sueh men as talogue are not in London, but at Tabley delightful art of Painting. Before we come the Marquis of Stafford, nay we will name House, Cheshire, the seat of their owner. to the end of our remarks, it would not our illustrious Prince Regent himself; but Yet that our panegyric upon those which only be ungallant, but unjust, to omit a what we approve so highly in Sir John Lei- are in Hill Street is not unmerited, will be particular mention of several ladies whose cester is the peculiarity with which he has acknowledged when we state, that among efforts adorn these walls. These are, Miss devoted no inean feeling of taste, and 'no them, independent of what we have already H. Gouldsmith, Mrs. Johnston, Miss Lamean portion of a noble fortune, to the ex. alluded to and some which we cannot enu- porte, and Miss Willis.-Miss Gouldsmith clusire cultivation of British talent and ge- merate, are the Girl and Kitten (Desen- has, besides some small sketches immenerous encouragement of native genius. In fan's.) Boy reading (Judge Hardinge's,) diately from nature, Views near Harrow our intercourse with the arts, we have ever and Boy and Grapes (Mr. Shelly's,) by Sir and on the Avon, which do great credit to encountered him among the earliest of those Joshua—Blacksmith's Shop, Pope's Villa, her talents. We think, however, that who stood forward to take struggling merit and other fine landscapes, by Turner | further practice will give her more breadth by the hand, and lift it into that warm Girl crossing the Brook, by Thomson, as well as more light in her pictures, which sphere where, if perseverance was united to Titania, the Changeling, and Puck, the un- appear too much divided into small parts, skill, and the bud of promise was not can- finished but truly Corregiesque work of and the skies m general not sufficiently sekered by soine radical defect, it might ex- Romney--the Sleeping Nymph, by Hopp- parated from the

objects or foliage against pand, and blossom, and fructify to the de- ner—the Girl at the Spring, and Fortune which they are placed. Mrs. Johnstonlight of those who first perceived its excel-Teller, by Owen-Little Hampton Pier, a l'iew of Greenwich, which, from its elelence, and to the ornament and lionour of by Callcoit—the Cottage Door, by Gains- vated situation, seems to belong to a virid, the country.

borough-Lady Leicester, by Lawrence, clear, and pleasing style of painting. Miss The opening of the present Gallery is and the Pleiades disappearing, by Howard; Laporte, from the specimen she has given, but a part of this adınirable system. 'On the former exhibited about three years since, will undoubtedly make such further adMonday we entered a fine suite of rooms, and the latter painted after the beautiful vance as will do credit to the name she magnificently fitted up, but far more splen- production of the same hand, purchased bears.- Miss Willis, No. CCXCVIH. View didly adorned by the specimens of British from the British Gallery by the Marquis of Chepstow Castle, though last not least : art, which were hung upon the walls, than 1 of Stafford about two years ago.

the choice is remarkably good, the pen

cilling clear and firm, without being at all | into a Sale-room, which is not, need we I love, when evening veils the day, heavy, while the light and shadow are dis- say? the avowed purpose of the Directors.

And Luna shines with silver ray, posed with the skill and judgment of a That it has greatly succeeded this year, is a

To cast a glance around, veteran artist. Upon the whole, we are subject of congratulation. Above sixty pic

And see ten thousand words of light

Shine ever new and ever bright happy to give her a distinguished place in tures have been sold; and certainly though

O'er the vast vault profound: our remarks, and we should have been some we think remain, which ought not to glad to see her better placed in this gallery. remain, undisposed of, the selection of I love to let wild fancy stray,

We have now finished our course of cri- | purchasers appears to be intelligent and And walk the spangled Milky Way, tical disquisition on the works of British | liberal. The Institution has bought Up to the shining height, Painters in the British Institution, and Mr. Allston's Uriel, and presented a

Where thousand thousand burning rays whatever may be the opinion of individuals hundred pounds to Mr. Brockedon. The

Mingle in one eternal blaze,

And charm the ravish'd sight. whose productions we have canvassed, we reward is justifiable for the attempt. are conscious of having endeavoured to May we be allowed a few lines to speak I love from thence to take my flight fulfil a public duty, as well as to direct the of ourselves. In reviewing this Gallery, Far downward on the beams of light, public attention to whatever appeared to we have gone into a minuteness of detail And reach my native plain, constitute the basis of good taste. To do and criticism, not hitherto seen in any pe

Just as the flaming Orb of day this, not only the approbation of merit is riodical publication. It would be im

Drives night, and mists, and shades away,

J.S. A. necessary, but also to guard against those possible to particularize every picture; but

And lights the world again. errors which grow out of the prematurity we do not think we have omitted any of a or exuberance of art. If the arts are to be character deserving of notice, either for

IMPROMPTU, encouraged, it must be by discrimination. their faults or beauties; and it must always They must be weeded as well as cherished; happen that

To a Young Lady, on pushing her accior they will perish by their own fertility.

dentally against a wall that had just been “Some works there are which no emotions raise, Enough has been done to establish the Too good for blame, not good enough for praise," painted red, whereby her dress was soiled,

and she offended. credit of native talent, and the desideratum of an English school of painting has now

I know thy garments, Love, partake been accomplished. Every thing conspires

We rejoice to notice one proof of the inde

Of thy sweet chasteness all, to improve it. The most sublime of the pendence of our artists. Anxious to give as high

Milk-white and purc, they do not make ancient pictures are within the reach of pursuits, we directed our publisher to present an excitement as this Journal could give to their

Fit dish-clouts for a wall. study; the public mind has got a direction every artist noticed, either with commendation And is it strange an honest Alush towards the Fine Arts, they have become an or censure, a copy of the Gazette in which they Comes o'er thy garments all ? object of national emulation ;-nothing is were mentioned ; and it is bat justice to remark, No:-being thive I knew they'd blush wanting but a distinguishing talent in the pa- that so regardless are they of critic favour, and To kiss a dirty wall.

Rasselas. trons of the arts, and unanimity in the pro- so fearless of critic frown, that not above six fessors of the art itself. We are convinced that certainly of the most distinguished) have had the desire to encourage genius is sufficiently eren the condescension to acknowledge the re- SKETCHES OF SOCIETY. strong, and the wealth of England is ready ceipt of the communication!! of application where the taste of its owners is won over to the cause, and it is only neces

MENT REMIREMONT, IN LORRAINE. sary not to be misdirected; but with regard


(Concluded from our last :) to the arts and its professors, we lament to

In the coinmune of Bresse * the girls say that we are equally convinced of the

accompany the bride, eight days before prevalence of petty passions, which are


her marriage, to the altar of the blessed little calculated to promote either indi- I love to set me on some steep

Virgin, and sing hymns. But this favour vidual or general success. We have now That overhangs the billowy deep,

is not granted unless the bride has an critic artists, or artist critics, whose envy And hear the waters roar;

unspotted reputation. In the same comand malignity not only defame their rivals, I love to see the big waves fly,

mune, on the evening before the weddingbut whose candour and modesty.prescribe And swell their bosoms to the sky, day, the mother and the godmothers, to the public what ought to be thought of Then burst upon the shore.

or in case there are none, the two nearest their own productions. With such lights,

I love, when seated on its brow,

female relations, bring the effects of the discrimination is not easy; but there is a

To look o'er all the world below;

bride to the house of her future husband, degree of knowledge and of fine perception

And eye the distant vale ;

and prepare the bridal bed. This evening in many of our most exalted connoisseurs From thence to see the waving corn, is concluded with a supper, at which the which will, we trust, in the end prevail over With yellow hue the hills adorn,

bride is not present. She must remain at selfishness, party, and cabal, and raise the Bow to the rising gale.

her father's. But her bridegroom brings arts to that purity, both in execution and

I love far downward to behold

her a plate with rice and milk. encouragement, which can alone render them

Formerly they used to carry a white hen worthy of a great nation.

The shepherd with his bleating fold,

And hear the tinkling sound

before the marriage procession, if the bride With respect to the British Institution, Of little bell and shepherd's lute,

had an unsullied character.f But since we began our notice of its present Exhi- Wafted on zephyrs soft, now mute, bition by observing on the number of land- Then swell in echoes round.

The village La Bresse, in the Arrondissement

of Remiremont, is one of the most considerable scapes of mere local character, which, how

I love to range the vallies too,

in the Vosges Mountains. The inhabitants were ever various their styles, and meritorious

And tow'ring bills from thence to view, formerly governed by their own laws. Judgas works of art, are rather an encroach- Which rear their heads on high,

ment was pronounced under an elm tree. ment upon the specific object of the Insti

When nought beside around is seen

+ In the opposite case nothing could induce tution: we now repeat that remark, and But one extended vale between,

the young people to carry the white hen. This would recommend that, without excluding And overhead the sky.

white hen was the greatest honour that a girl them from their fair proportion of place, it

could receive. It was tied to a long pole : on both would be desirable to throw the weight

I love to see, at close of day,

sides two distaffs were fastened with coloured into the scale of design. But instead of

Spread o'er the hills the sun's broad ray, ribbons; they were a proof of the industry of the
While rolling down the west;

bride. She knew not before the procession this, we see six or eight landscapes by one When ev'ry cloud in rich attire,

began, whether they would carry the wbite hen hand, and very few works of higher cha- And half the sky, that seems on fire, before her or not; this depended entirely on the racter; this is to convert the Exhibition

In purple robes is dress'd.

public opinion.


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