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Terrestrial star! the Yellow Rose "
Full oft in rural solitude, With Sol's own golden colour glows.
We've studied Wisdom's ways; Then, thus, the patron of the lyre:
Full oft the Muse together woo'd, • Biest Rose! thy charms the gods inspire !
In simple artless lays. And, mingled with the living bays,
But now those happy hours are past, Add lustre to their shining sprays !
No more to be enjoy'd; Sweet paragon of Flora's tribe,
The bud of genius, Death's rough blast Whose leaves empyreal tints imbibe ;
Has wither'd and destroy'd. Where'er my beams illume the clime,
Close at yon solemn yew-tree's root, Still floorish thro' the bounds of Time;
In peace the poet sleeps ;
Around his grave wild roses shoot,
And near, the willow weeps.
No sumptuous marble decks the green, Bids in one splendid group combin'd,
His praises to rehearse ; Thy varying offspring be entwin'd;
But on a rude-carv'd stone is seen, O Rose ! in all thy divers hues,
This tributary verse :
Here, in the silence of the tomb,
A humble bard lies low, While union's magic pow'r bestows
His faults, his virtues, and his doom,
The last great day will show.
Reader, if Nature to thy breast,
A feeling heart ne'er gave,
Pass on ; but if with genius blest
Weep o'er “the poet's grave."
R. C. F. For contemplation fit. Forth from my humble cot I stray,
WITH ADDITIONAL STANZAS.
O! THOU, who lov'st Pindaan heights to
climb, Through trackless plains my steps to urge, Where, on a cypress tree, my harp is laid; To penetrate the grove,
Say, that I droop beneath the touch of Tims, Or by the riv'let's rushy verge,
That much I long for it's accustom'd aid. In thoughtful mood io rove.
I should be happy were my harp but here, Oft it's slow-winding course I trace,
I'd hang with rapture o'er its simple Which leads where all must go,
frame; To the still church-yard, that sad place, O! leave for me the reliek of a tear, Where many a friend lies low.'
Or fix upon its front its owner's fame. There, where it laves the sacred sod Speak to the winds, as o'er my harp they With gently murmuring noise,
steal, Full oft the "margent green" I've trod, To leave a kiss upon each silent string; And tasted tranquil joys. .
Tell (if thou canst) the weight of woe I Beheld the Moon on silver car
feel; Slow riding thro' the night;
How frowning winter follow'd smiling Have seen, with thought sublime, each star
spring. That lent its twinkiing ligbe.
O! tell my much-lov'd harp, with what Or with some much-lov'd friend convers’d,
delight, While swift the hours have fled,
With how much joy, I heard its simple Some triend who now is tuin'd to dust,
tone: And on wbose grave I tread.
But now 'tis gone for ever from my sight,
I soon shall die I cannot live, alone. But ah! by pale Diana's light,
Which now begins to beam; His silent grave attracts my sight,
CANZONIT. Whom I did most esteem.
Sweet Mary, on thy breast reclin'd, Bright Virtue reign'd within his breast, I sigh to every passing wind; , His heart was kind and warm ;
And in that sigh delight to prove And Nature too bad done her best,
-The sweets of pure, unspotted love. ' In fashioning his form,
What, though no jewels deck thy hair, * Not the egtanunc, commonly so called, Thou'rt no less lovely, no less fair; that being the woodbine; but the rosa eglan: Affection reigns within thy breast, teria of Linogus,
And cells ine, I alone and blest.
Which from affection flow;
Thy Henry waits below.
Borne safe the foaming surge along,
High swellid his heart with glee;
J. R. J.
MONTHLY RETROSPECT OF THE FINE ARTS. The Use of all New P'rinis, Communication of Articles of Intelligence, fic, ure
requested under Cover to the Care of the Publisher.
Exbibition of an extensive View of Hyde Park on " the scale of." half as many miles.
on a Sunday, and a Collection of other Pictures, But to the works :-No. 1, is Venus and painted by A. DUBOST, at No. 65, Pall. Diana; il-drawn, unnaturally coloured, Mall.
and affected in the extreine. 2. The faATTRACTED to this exhibition by mous View of flyde Park, above-mention. A advertisements amply circulated, ed, to say the best ofit, is as perfect a piece and which stated the principat picture of quackery as ever was impo-ed on ihe (the View of Hyde Park) to be " painted good-nature of Jolu Bull. There are not on a scale of 200 fret," we were led to only portraits and equipages, all named visit it ; although the admission (half-a. and w be found in the catalogue, but as crown, and catalogue 6d.) appeared fa- many more to be introduced as any subther out of the bounds of modesty. Yet, scriber to a print from it may wish. S. judge of the surprise that affec ed every · Beauly and the Beast. A vile caricatore one who were witnesses to the egregious on a most amiable lady, whose family too and In Blushing imposition that was prac. liberally encouraged the ungrateful carie tised on the public by this Gallic adven- caturist, and for which he deserved 119turer. The picture of Hyde Park, rea- thing so much as a kicking. der, was only 5 feet and a half in length, .Really, to detail the rest of the miserand the whole-length portraits of the able trash that lung round the room, principal personages and their equipages but which somes in description in his little more than an incii in length. It is catalogue, would be trilling with our painful to dwell on such circumstances readers' feelings and patience. Suffice it ihat serve to deter a geircrous public to say, that any one to view such draufrom patronizing arts and artists: but ing, such composition, (pardon the prossuch an impudent shameless imposture titution of the term), and such-every never was before practised, and deserves thing that was there seen, must draw the to be placed on record. When the first conclusion that Dubost himself, in the burst of surprise was over at the impo- preface to his catalogne, says has been ; sition, the rest of the “ other pictures that Damocles, and any thing here exhipainted by A. Dubost" were examined, bited, could not bave been the produce hoping that their merit would compen- tion of the same band. And however sate for the deficiency in size of the other moderate the abilities required in drawBut, oh! Shame, where is thy blush? The ing, to be admitted a candidate for a collection was the most imbecile, trilling, student's ticket in our Royal Academy and impudent drivellings of the pencil, are, yet even this trilling honour would that ever were imposed on the public eve; be refused to any boy who drew no betand verily, if Dubost had been summoned ter than the works here shewn as the before a court of requests for obtaining production of Dubost by himseif. money under false pretences by any of in an introduction to his catalogue, those who were thus imposed upon by. Mr. Dubost has cast such aspersions on this ungrateful Frenchman, he must have Briti-h artists, and their patrons, that it been driven with contempt from the would be a reflection on the national court. A inan in the room, who ex- character to suffer them to go unanswerhibited and explained the pictures, and ed. lle says, that “ many arts have who called himsell the friend of Dubost, been used by envy and malignity to oh. said in explanation, the base of the pic struct his progress, and depress his chise ture represonted 200 feet, and that if the racter as an artist." He again a-serts, height of one of the figures were taken, as that “ when Mr. Dubost came first 10 a scale of 6 feet, and tried along, it would this country from Paris, the praise which prove it!!! At this rate, many a mi. bis picture of Damocles had obtained for miature drawing at Spring Gardens was him in that city, had travelled with him
acras the Channel, and he met the most FARTIER ACCOUNT OP MR. SCILAVSH Elienti reception, &c." and a little NETTI.–Vide last month. tarlier on : - This reception and those Louis Schiavonetti was born at Bas. 3:2.55, excited however the end of the sano, in the Venetian territory, in April London artist and it woul! appear that 176. His father was a stationer, whose a c racy was formed to detaine and moderate circumstances enabled him to depreis hun!! This is nothing but the
give to his eight children the eldest of emuon cant of fuiled imbecility, and
wbom was Louis) a limited but useful proves nothing of either envy or malis education. From his intancy he always ni!y, except in the writer; which is tar
manifested a taste for drawing, and some ther proved by a series of illiberal avuses
of his early productions -excited the of Mr. Hope, who has been to this mau,
approbation of an able painter, Julius as well as to every artist, a liberal and ho- Clini
Golini; so that at the age of 13, he took moralle patron, His charges against mr. brim uuder bis care, and laid that founllape bowever assume a more tangebie dation of able drawing that so much disshape, and can therefore be more accue tinguisbes all his works. Glini dying rately examined. " Mr. Dubost puts it shortly after this, he was left to himself; to the honest and impartial feeling of the but studying the works of Bartolozzi and pablic, whether Mr. Hope had a night, Volpato, his improvement was so rapid as after getting the picture of Damocles into gain him employment froin Count Re. to bis possession, (does Dubost mean to misudini, then the most extensive pube imply by ibis that he got it surreptio lisher in Euroge. Schiavonetti practised tiously? to efface the painier's name, here with much credit, when his rising and afterwards, with the barbantyot a talents procured him an honorable invia Vandal, to destroy the piece itself by tation to visit England, which he did in cotting it in two parts. Although dir; the face of a pension that was offered Dubust sold the picture, he did not selt bim by some Venetian noblernen if he it to be destroyed"-Very well, So Mr. would abandon his intended emigration, Hope is not only a Vandal, but also a fool; Upon bis first conuing to Eagland he confor, according to this account, he gives nected biinseit with Bartolozzi, and a an inmense sum (800 or 1000 guincas printschler of the name of Testolini, but webcieve) for a picture, and destroys it. afterwards established himself on his own But mark, how a plain tale shall put lui foundation ; and from this period to that doun. The picture has certamly been of his death, he cultivated his genius. cut in two parts; but how? A few inches with a success that answered the expecof sparable canvas frorn the upper part tations which were first formed of it, of the picture is cut off to inake it tit a anal condu
and conducted all his affairs with ani certain place intended for its reception, uprightness and integrity that will cause and the picture (except the circumstance his name to be cqually lionored as a of fitting the place better) is neither bet. vendeman and as an artist.
! ter or worse for its cuttingdestroyed it Mr. Schiavonetti (says Mr. Cromel, is not, as its own existing evidence can from whose excellent account in the prove. As to the effacing his name, Ecamincr, this is principally taken) posif it had been suffered to reinain after sessed in very high perfection a freedorn the evidence of every picture Dubost has
and accuracy of delineation. This powe produced ja England since, would have er, united with the grace and dignity been lending to an imposture, and it
which were the peculiar characteristics ticrefore is properly taken off; and there of his style, enabled him to treat every is no doubt the real painter or painters'
subiect with a truth and distinctness of name, can be affixed there in its stead. espression rarely to be found in the Mr. Dubost also complains of the direc- wuths of other artisis. tors of the British Institution refusins. T um ubis professional merits in a to exbibit his picture of Diana and lie few words, Mr. Schiavoneii classes with aus. In reply to this, all that is neces- Girari! Audran, Edelinck, Strange, and sary to be said is, that they would have Worllet. He not only possessed the deserved censure had they acted in a con. powers of delincation--the harmony of trary manner. One more quotation, and lines-the union in tones, and general we have done with Mr. Dubost, ble effect, which characterise the works of asks, * What can Mr. Dubost therefore those emisent men; but he added a brila do, in defence of his reputation ?" lle is lianes of exccution, and playful undula. answered from Shakspeare, “Tell truth, tion of effect, which approached more und shame the devil."
ncarly to the frce penciling of the paints
er, than any thing that can be found in who are members, has been established, these of any other engraver.
but that it has no connection with a pri. Among his principal performances are 'vate exhibition in Pali-Mall, which is said the well known and admired plates of: to be fo- " the benefit of the Artists' --The Madre Dilorosa, trom Vandyck; Fund.” This praisewurthy institution is the Portrait of Vandyck, in the Charac- erected for the purpose of soliciting and ter of Paris; the Surprise of the Soldiers applying the bounty of a liberal and on the Banks of the Arno, from Michel wealthy people, to the benevolent purAngelo's celebrated Cartoon; a Series of pose of preventing the last moments of Etchings from Designs by Blake, illus- a dying artist from being embittered by trative of Blair's Grave; Portrait of 'the reflection that be is leaving behind Mr. Blake, after Phillips, for the same him a wife and children, without any Work; the Landing of the British Troops provision whatever. To prevent the rejn Eyypt, from De Loutherbourg; the currence of such, it was resolved at a Etchings of the Canterbury Pilgriinage, meeting of a few artists, to appoint a from Stothard's esteeined Picture. This toinmittee to draw up resolutions for the print was only advanced to the etched formation of this fund. Afier several state, but is a most striking example of meetings of this coininittee, a general his powers as a drafisian, every line be one was held on the 22d of March last ing expressive of the object it aims to at the Freemason's Tavern, and a subse. represent.
sequent one a few days ago. The en'Among other works which Mr. Schi- lightened friend of the arts will be please avonetti had undertaken, was a portraited to hear that it is now completely or. of the venerable president of the Royal ganized under the direction of the followSociety (sir Joseph Banks), from a pic. ing gentlemen as governors :- 1. W. ture by Phillips ; The Stag-hunt, in which Devis, G. Hawkins, B. Marshall, W. Alexander Ill. king of Scotland, was Mulready, J. Randall, J. Scott, P. Tura rescued from the fury of a stag, bv Colin nerelli, W. Tallemach, C. Warren, A. Fitzgerald; painted by Mr. West. Davison, Esy. Treasurer, and J. WilINTELLIGENCE.
kinson, Secretary: of whom further parThe second number of “the Fine Arts liculars may be obtained. It is with of the English School" is published, and great pleasure the following liberal doshall be noticed in our next.
nations are selected from the printed That liberal and judicious patron of list which is circulated by the Society. the fine arts, Mr. Thomas Hope, has - Alexander Davison, Esq. first donapurcbased Dawe's picture of Andromache tion, 20 guineas.--Abraham Goldmid, imploring Ulysses to spare the Life of her E . 10 guineas. - The Earl of Bredale Son, from the last exhibition, for 2001. bane, 10 guineas.-John Soane, Esq. THE ARTISTS' FUND.
R. A. 50 guineas; and many others, It will be right to inforın our readers, besides annual contributions for the supe shat a joint stock and benevolent fund port of the fund. for the widows and orphans of artists
PROCEEDINGS OF LEARNED SOCIETIES.
Fourth Report of the Directors of the to followed the example set them by the
African Institution, read at the An, legislatures of Great Britain and the Uni
nual General Meeting, on the 29th of ted States of America; the flags of Spain • Murch, 1810.
and of Sweden (which, till within the IT bas appeared to the directors, last two years, had scarcely ever visited 1 that without security of person and the African coast) have of late been exproperty, no adequate stimulus can tensively einployed in covering and probe given to industry: and consequently tecting a trade in slaves, in which, it ia no progress can fairly be expected in however believed, the subjects of those the great work of civilization in Afrin countries have little or no direct interest! ca. It is therefore obvious, that while It has also been discovered, that, in a considerable Slave Trade is suffer- defiance of all the penalties imposed by ed to exist, such security is unattain. Act of Parliament, vessels, under foreign able. But no foreign states have hither. flags, have been fitted out in the ports of
Liverpool and London, for the purpose in which this bounty has been claimed of carrying slaves from the coast of and received. Africa to the Spanish and Portugueze The directors feel it incumbent on settlements in America; and several ad. them to state, that, in prosecuting their ventures of this description have aciu- inquiries into this case, they uniformly ally been completed!!!
experienced, on the part of his Majesty's The persons, however, who are the government, a prompt attention tu their most deeply engaged in this urfurious representations, and a cordial disposition traffic, appear to be citizens of the Uni to aid their efforts in preventing the site ted States of America. These shelier "Fraction of the lans for the abolition of themselves from the penal consequences the slave trade. of their criminal conduct, by means of It is to be remembered, to the honour a nonuinal sale both of ship and cargn at of the government of the United States sonie Spanish or Swedish pori-(the lla- of Ainerica, that it seized an early opvannah, for example, or the i-land of St. portunity of etii cling the abolition of Bartholomen). They are thus put in a this trade, as far as legislative enactcapacity to use the flags of these states; wents could effect it. Ainerica, howand so disguised, have carried on their ever, has few or no means of enforcing slave-trading speculacions, during the last hier owu commercial edicts. In despite year, to an enormous extent!!!
of those edicts, therefore, her ships are The different communications received now the great carriers of slaves, without by the directors from the coast of Alixa, any other defence against the penalties, cuncur in staing, that in the inuntlo of to wluch as Americans they are liable, October last the coast was crowded with than is afforded by the Bay, and since Fessels, known to be American, trading lated clearances, of some foreign state. for slares under Spanish and Swedish The directors will now proceed to non flags. The slaces inus procured, it is tice what has been further done in the understood, were afterwards to be car. prosecution of the oljects of the insti. ried for sale, either to Soutlı America, iulion. or to the Spanish West Indies. Some The capture of Senegal, which was cargoes (there is reason to believe) were effected in the month of July jast, by Janded at St. Bartholomew's, and smug- captain Columbue, ut the wary, and gled thence into English islands !!! inajor Maxwell, the commandant of Gue
The extent to which this evit has unex- ree, has considerably abridged the facipectedly and suddenly proceeded, and lities enj,yed by the contraband slave its obrious intuence on all the plans for traders on this part of the Slave Coast. proingring the civilization of Africa, bave It has also furnished an important intet induced the directors, since the last gc- both for commerce and civilization; the neral meeting, to turn a large share of river Senegal being navigable for several their attention to the best incans of re- hundred miles, and some of its branches straining or seinoving it. Besides inak. approaching within a short distance of ing the necessary representations, from the Niger. tinc tu time, to his Majesty's governo Paving received information that the ment, they have taken measures for plants of the mulberry-tree, which they communicating to the officers of the had transmitted to Africa, bad taken
Ruyal Navy distinct information respect- rout, and were flourishing, not only at . ing the provisions of the legislature on Sierra Leone, but at Goree and Senegal,
this point, and the manner in which the directors procured a considerable those provisions have been eluded; as number of sill-worms' eggs, which were well as to point out the pecuniary ad- sent to those places, accompanied with vantages which would accrue to thein particular directions respecting the profrom a vigorvus euforcement of the Abo- per mode of rearing and managing cliem. lition lans. The induceinent to vigilance They have also Transınitted to Africa on the part of the wavy is considerable; a farther supply of some useful seeds: the captors being entitled to the forteil- and likewise thic inodel of a mill foc ure of both ship and cargo. And al. cleaning rice from its busk; an operation though all slaves found on board are li- which, tlirough the defect of proper maberated, yet there is a bounty allowed chinery, is performed at present in a by governinent to the captors, amount. very laborious, rude, and inperfect maila ing to 401. for each man, 301. for each ner. The directors apprehend, that woman, and 101, for each child so libe- the present inferiority of African rice is rated. Instances have already occurred chiefly to be attributed to this defect :