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Middle Temple; Author of " A Gene- verally in horizontal, parabolic, and by. ral. Outline of the Swiss Landscapes,perbolic planes. At each cut the span of the Letters of Yorick,&c. &c. 8vo. the arch would vary; and we might thus pp. 67. Taylor.

discover all the properties, and arrive at

the most elegant proportions, of the true AS the Author of the “ Letters

pointed arch. From these an architect of Yorick,” this ingenious Writer

of genius might form a design for a Goneeds no iotroduction to our Readers; thic chapel, of a purer order than any and many of them may thence be in. perhaps now existing. The outside roof, duced to peruse the present very as well as the prebendal stalls within, and learned disquisition, which is inscribed the termination crowning the towers witbto Mr. Britton ; “ whose numerous out, should be after the form of the second publications, and in particular that

arch above described ; the inner roof, or great national work, The Architec- ceiling of the pave, transept, and chancel, tural Antiquities of Great Britain,'

the aisles and doors, after that of the have, in a manner, appropriated this third ; and the windows, the smaller open

ings between the aisles and nave, as well subject.”

as the tiers of cells and alcoves along the The Volume consists of two parts ; nave, in successire stories, after that of in the first of which, “ the several the first of the three formulæ abovemensystems on this subject” are ably and tioned. The solid piers between the candidly considered ; and in the se

arches should be invested with bundles of cond part, called “ The Historical palm-trees, their trunks slim, and stretchSystem,” Mr. Lascelles unfolds his ing to a great height; the rest of the ideas of the origin of Gothic Archi- jects given in the book of Exodus, such as

sculpture scrupulously to follow the subtecture, by referring it to a period as

flowers, openiug roses, lilies, &c. with the remote as the Deluge.

Cherubin. [Perhaps not in England, nor “ The first temple was a portable one in Italy, are vegetation, life, and voice, so -a mere altar-piece. It was borne aloft truly rendered in sculpture, as they are with poles, supported on men's shoulder's, in the wood-carving of St. Paul's Catheand was not of larger dimensions than dral.] The painted windows might have our communion-table. This was the first for their story the incidents of the deluge, idea or model of a church, at the earliest with the circumstances preceding and folinstitution of religious worship. But be- lowing it; not omitting the olive-branch fore we proceed any further, we must and the dove." take notice, from Bryant, of three re Io the outset Mr. Lascelles says, markable engravings in Pococke's Egypt, copied from the sculpture on Memnon, a

" The ceremonial of the Coronation is marble of very high antiquity. These

now rapidly approaching, and is to be so

lemnized in the Church of Westminster represent a boat, containing an old man seated in a shrine. The boat is borne

Abbey: that Gothic pile, which may be along in great pomp on the shoulders of said, without exaggeration, to combine in eighteen or fourscore priests; and doubt

• a gorgeous palace, a cloud-capt lessly related to some mysterious preser

tower, and a solemn temple.'

Such a pation of their first traditionary ancestor,

spectacle, of so rare occurrence, naturally wbo lived in a very remote age.

suggests to the contemplative mind vumveral parts of Greece, and at the Eleu.

berless affecting analogies, overlooked bisinian mysteries, a ship was carried about therto, or long since forgotten.” in the same manner, accompanied with

And in the conclusion he adds, lamentations, as for some great general “ At the approaching coronation, there calamity, followed by rejoicings, as for

are many parts of the ceremonial, (not to some sigoal deliverance.”

mention the costume, the order of the After many other ingenious obser- procession itself, with the several armovations, Mr. Lascelles proceeds: rial ensigos, as marshalled by the Col.

" All the imaginable formula of the lege of Heralds,) which will suggest nuPointed Arch are nothing else than the

merous ideas in the analogy of those of.

fered here, and confirmatory of them. oblique, the perpendicular, and the ho.

But, above all, the circum-ambient skreen rizontal sections of one and the same boat, ship, or ark. In all three alike the point

of stone, enchased with so many marble

records of the illustrious dead-the is made by the keel. It would be an experiment well worth trial, to cause tbree

• Storied windows, ricbly dight, small models in box-wood to be made of Casting a dim, religious light a well-sbaped galley or hulk of a ship, these, and other circumstances, will each one foot long; and to have these open up fresh avenues of thought, and sawn into layers, very thin, in order to present new vistas of speculation on this bave as many as possible), and cut se. so much debated subject."

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143 21. Travels in Brazil, in the Years 1915, vated regions is very interesting to 1816, 1017. By Prince Maximiliad of the European. Wied-huewied. Illustrated with Plates.

“To form some idea of our mode of life 4to.

at Morro d'Arrara, conceive a wilderness, in DURING a long series of evento which a company of men forms a solitary extended war had

Outpost, sufficiently provided by nature thrown many obstacles in the way of with the necessaries of life, in abundance every attempt to exlend the domain of game, fish, and good water ; but at the of Natural History and Geography, same time, by its distance from inhabited by travels into remote quarters of places, entirely confined to its own rethe globe. England alone, by her

sources, and obliged to be constantly on insular situation and the preponderforest, by whom it is on every side sur

its guard against the savage natives of the ance of her naval power, was enabled

rounded. Patachos, and perhaps Boto. to furnish some additions to this cudos, prowled about us daily, to watch branch of scientific research. Amongst over our motions ; for this reason we went the many other pleasing prospects now all armed; we numbered between fifty and opened io us by the happy restoration sixty able-bodied men. The wood on the of universal peace, is that of seeing side of a mountain, on the bank of the men animaled by an ardent desire for Lagor, had already been felled, so that it uew discoveries in the various king. lay confusedly together like a rude doms of nature, successfully under

abatis. Twenty-four Indians, who were take voyages and travels, and to particularly serviceable for this purpose, communicate those ample treasures,

went out daily to work; some of them

were furnished with axes, others with a which they cannot fail io collect, to their countrymen, whom circum- handle; the former to cut down trees, the

sickle-sbaped instrument, fixed to a long stances, inclination, or necessity, con latter the underwood and young bushes, fine to tbeir pative soil.

When a large tree was felled it drew down of the rich and interestiog country many other trees with it to the ground, described in the valuable work now because all these forests are interlaced before us, Europeans have long been and twined together by the strongest ligdestitute of any accurate knowledge. neous clinibing plants; many truuks were Until the emigration of the Portu

broken off by others, and remained standguese Court, it was the narrow poi especially the stems of airi palm, which

ing like colossal pillars : prickly plants, licy of the Brizilian Government to

are covered with thorns, lay every where impede, by every possible obstacle, the researches of travellers in these fectly impenetrable. The ouvidor had

on the ground, and made these abatis perregions. A more liberal policy is caused five or six huts to be built near now adopted, which not only permits, the lagoa, the roofs of which were covered but encourages, and assists, the inves with uricanna leaves. Four of our In. tigations of scientific individuals. To dians, who, like most of their country. this enlightened sytem we owe the men, were very good hunters, and still important discoveries of Prince Max. better fishermen and boaimen, were sent imilian of Wied-buewied; who in the out every morning for the whole day to years 1815, 1816, and 1817, explored fish, hunt, and examine our mundeos or the Eastern coast of Brazil, much of traps for animals, and they always the interior of the country of which, brought home in the evening, game and until the recent publicativo of bis trairas, piace, robal, and other species.

abundance of fish, principally piabanhas, Travels, was wholly unknown, or at

soon as our people were collected togeleast not described. Among the most ther in the evening, we had no cause to valuable and curious additions wbich

fear an atrack of the savages. Against a the Prince has made to our know- surprise by night, which they do not ledge of Natural History, Geography, readily attempt iu the dark, we were seMaoners, and Customs, may be rec. cured by the vigilance of our dogs. koned his communications relating to large dog belonging to the ouvidor disthe barbarous tribes which inhabit tinguished himself above the rest; he

seemed to the extensive forests that separate

the savages when the East coast from the lofty and

they prowled about on the mountain, benaked ridge of Middle Brazil, in yond the Lagoa. On these occasions he the provinces of Minas Geraës, Goyaz, without intermission towards the suspicious

was quite furious, and barked long and and Pernambuco.

quarter. The patachos, from their dark The description of the inanner of lurking places, doubtless observed us, living in the midst of those uuculli.

not without wonder and dissatisfaction,

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nad our hunters had needs of great cau. gallant people persevering in the defeace tion not to approach them unguardedly. of their independence, under every disWe often heard these savages imitate the couragement which enormous disparity notes of the owls (curuja) of the capueira, of force, and the imbeciliiy, and not unand other animals, especially the night. frequent treachery of their leaders, could birds; but our ladians, who were equally 'oppose to their exertions. The reverses skilled in this art, never failed to distin sustained by the patriols in the field, guish the imitation for pature.

were, in many iustances, considerable ; soo not acquainted with it, would perhaps but they scarcely affected the opinions of have attempted to follow the call of the those whose anticipations of the ultimale bird, when the arrows of the savages would triumpla of the cause, had been founded, have shewn him bis mistake."

not upon any calculation of the military It appears that all the savage

means which the people might be able to

oppose to their invaders, but in a reliance tribes of those regions believe in se. veral mighty supernatural beings, of upon the moral resources, afforded by

the pride, the ardour, the inflexible ob. whom the most potent is, the God of stinacy of purpose, which was kuuwa to thunder, called by them Tupa or Tu- distinguish the Spanish character. a pao. The attempts wbicho have hi.

new era in the War was marked by the therto been made to reclaim these advance of a British army, under Sir Arpeople from their wild and wandering ther Wellesley, to co-operate with the habits have constantly failed, because Spaniards in Estremadura. The politislavery was proposed to them as the cal results of the bloody victory achieved price of civilization. We hope that , by our troups at Talavera, might at first a more liberal and humane policy will

appear inadequate ; but the pledge which

it gave of the positive superiority of the be pursued in future; and have do

British soldier in the day of batlle, was, doubl, that if settled indepeodently, by many, considered as fully compensatand engaged in agricoltural pursuits, ing all the hazard and losses of the cama frieodly intercourse with them

paign. would be far more profitable to the “ The most distinguishing events of the Portuguese Brazilians, than the la.. year, however, took place in Germany : bour which might be extorted from a fourth attempt was made by Austria 10 them by an unjustifiable invasion liberate herself and the Continent from of their natural liberty.

the insolent tyranny of France, but met Throughout this volume we obo with ill success more rapid and decisise

even than that which had attended her serve the fruits of a mind highly cul. tivated, and embued with an ardent separation and consequent destruction or

former misdirected efforts in 1806. The desire of elucidating the inexhaust- dispersion of the several Austriau corps able stores of natura history; and we

in Bavaria, was quickly followed by the shall bail with sincere pleasure the fall of the capital. A conflict of almost appearance of the second volume of unexampled obstinacy and bloodshed enthe labours of this learned and ac sued in the neighbourhood of that city, complished Prince, who thus endea and the hopes of Europe revived, when vours to render his knowledge and Napoleon was, for the first ime, seen itallaiumeuls useful to ipankind.

tiring from the field with immense loss, and under circumstances apparently of al

most coinplete discomfiture. But the sube 22. The Annual Register, or a View of sequentiliaction, whether justifiable or not, the History, Politics, and Literature, for

of the Archduke, repressed these expecthe Year 1809. 8vo. pp. 1146. Ri

tations, which were finally desiroged by vingtons.

the baitle of Wagram, and the negociaONCE again' we have the satisfaction lions which immediately followed. of congratulating our old Friends animating contrast to obese scenes of Im. (the genuine Successors of Burke and perial weakness, was afforded by the inDodsley) on the completiou of auv

surrection of the Tyrolese peasantry; and ther large and interesting volume. cruel aud melancholy as was the result of Festina lentè may be properly ap.

their attempt, the philosophical politician plied to them-slow, bui sure.

was, in sume degree, consoled by the new

testimony it gave of the energies of action “ The portion of European Annals in and endurance, of which upperverted maa cluded in this Volume, is perhaps, beyond is capable, when at length, aroused to ibe example, eveu in those of the years in assertion of bis right by the contumely of mediately preceding, inarked with events a tyrannous usurpation. The intimations of the deepest interest to the present age of the tune of feeling prevailing in Ger. aod to prosterity. The War in the Penin inany, elicited by the movements of Schill sula continued to offer the spectacle of and the Duke of Brunswick, afforded a

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145 presage not less encouraging of the ad. Author composed, and lately delivered at vantages, which, under more favourable Christ Church Newgate-street, two Dis. circumstances, might be taken of this dis courses, the substance of which is now position to overthrow the domination by offered to the candid attention of the pub. which that people was degraded and op lick: and, wbile he has endeavoured to pressed.

supply the members of the Anglican “ A great revolution in Sweden, by Church with brief answers to those objecwhich a foreign soldier of fortune was tions, and with a concise MANUAL of the raised to the crown of that kingdom, Scriptural evidence for the doctrine of the seemed to coinplete the system of French Trinity, he has also attempted to elucia influence on the Continent. Of the events date the principal clauses of the Athana. more appropriate to English history, the sian Creed, and to shew its consistency expedition to the Scheldt stands unhap. with the tenor of Scripture. The form of pily the most prominent. We have given sermons has for the most part been reibe narrative of that ill-fated attempt with tained in the following pages; because it considerable detail, reserving for the follow. has enabled the Author to state certain ing year the inore direct discussion of its arguments and illustrations in a more merits.

popular inanner. “The Parliamentary proceedings of 1809, « In preparing the work for the press, are particularly interesting. The inves. he has availed himself of the opportunity tigation of the charges brought against thus presented to him, of giving many the Duke of York absorbed the public at texts and some arguments in detail, the tention in a manner almost unprecedented results only of which could be delivered in our history, and the whole talent of orally; and he has added an Appendix, the house was exerted to the utmost in containing elucidations of the subject, the lengthened discussions which took compiled from the early Fathers of the place upon it. The agitation of this mat. Church, and from other sources, which, ter naturally suggested the revival of the though familiar to every divine, are not question of reform, the debates upon known or accessible to ordinary English which are more especially remarkable, as readers, for whose use the present manual containing the last, and, perhaps, the is more particularly designed,” most admirable productions of the wisdom and eloquence of the late Mr. Windham.” task of inuch labour; but the • Ene

The Appendix has evidently been a 23. The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity of the Watchmen of our Church (so

my were in our Camp;" and, as one briefly stated and defended : and the Church of England vindicated from the

the Clergy are styled in the Ordina. Charge of Uncharitableness in relaining tion Service), Mr. Horne seems to the Athanasian Creed. By Thomas bave felt it his duty to be on the • Hartwell Horne, M. H. of Saint Jobu's alert.

College, Cambridge, Curate of the United
Parishes of Christ Church, Newgate-street, 24. Sermoni Propriora : or Essays in Verse.
and Saint Leonard, Foster-lane, 12mo. By William Heit, M. A. 8vo. pp. 80.
Cadell.

Rivingtons.
THE Unitarians are at this very

AFTER the commendation very time, and for the last few mouths justly, given (p: 47.) to the Sermons have been, very active in circulating of this venerable Divide, we are not their deadly tenets, and especially the posed to censure his Poetical Efobjections which Mr. Horne has in fusions, which are of various descripthis volume considered and refuted.

tions, nearly 50 in number; which the *“ As various old objections (for most Author thus fairly characterizes : of those which are now commonly urged, “They bave been committed to paper were made and refuted nearly one hundred in a variety of dispositions of mind; of and fifty years since,) have been revived love and indignation, of hilarity and low. in the present day, and stated anew; and ness of spirits, of sorrow and merriment, as they are now circulating wjih ardent during the course of a long and not un. zeal and indefatigable assiduity by those, happy life. Some of them were written who dispute or deny the Scripture doc. when I was not much more than twenty trine of the Trinity, it becomes the duty years of age, others since I have been of every one, who cherishes a regard for

between sixty and seventy. Whatever sacred truth, to resume the defensive ar may be their respective tendencies, I hope mour of its departed champions, and to and trust that there is not to be found in • conteod earnestly, with meekness and them, either collectively or individually, fear, for the faiin once delivered to the a single sentiment or expression, wbich will saints.' Under this sense of duty the cause any one good and bonest man to GENT. MAG. August, 1820.

become

pp. 189.

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become my foe; or which will call up a The Reader shall judge for bimsuffusion into a cheek of the most delicate

self by a short specimen or two: purity. Several of them have been oc.

Epitaph for a Robin Redbreast. casioned by my strong attachment to the

“ Here lies sweet Robin, gentle bird, fair 'sex. If this be a frailty, I plead

Who never signed in deed or word, guilty to the charge; and freely profess,

Nor ever erred in ihought, that I have ever felt, and still continue to feel, an invincible predilection for good that he hath spent each passing day,

Happy the man, who thus can say, and amiable women; and deem them to

In doing what he ought." be, what I bave ever found them, one of the main comforters and sweeteners of

A Radical Cure. the life of man.

I say one of the main " From a mortified toe do you wish to comforters and sweeteners of the life of

escape?

(grape. man ; because I think there is another Take a plentiful dose of the juice of the which is still more efficacious in this To prevent the dire spread of the radical respect; I mean, a conscience void of of

rot; fence toward God and toward men. W. H." For the juice of the grape gives a dose of

grape-shot.” The first Poem, addressed to an

6 A Kiss. eminent Publisher, is thus introduced :

" Do, tell me, dear Mary, the reason of « 1 sent the following collection to an

this: eminent publisher of books, in London,

I never see you, but I think of a kiss. and requested him to print and publish Now don't you be angry, because I say so : them at his own expence and his own

The thought will arise, whether I will or risk. He declined the offer, and returned the manuscript, without assigning any One of the longest and not least reason for his refusal."

pleasing of the Poems is an encoWhy the offer was declined, we

mium on the City of Lincolo; in a can readily conceive; but some rea,

note vo which, the benevolent Bard son might have been given.]

says,

“I have now been an inhabitant of “Go forth, my darling child, go forth to

Lincoln for nearly the space of forty London, The mart of all that's splendid in this isle,

years; and I think I can take upon me to Britain, the great, the noble queen of say that, in the prompiness and extent of

its occasional liberalities, Lincolo is not pations. To

often equalled, and can scarcely be expay thy just respects, and tell bim,

ceeded." That thy pretensions are not high and towering;

25. Religious Principle, exhibited as the Far, far beneath the poets of this age,

Ground-work of Monarchy. By Francis The Scotts, the Crabbes, the Byrons; rich Skurray, B. D. Fellow of Lincoln Col. in fame

lege, Oxford. 8vo.

Cadell And worthy of renown. More humble thou

and Davies. Displayest the casual feelings of a wight, Who meets the changeful modes of earthly

THE name of our Author and of scenes,

his former publication cannot be unAnd oft describes, in many a varied strain, known to our Readers. They have Tbe strong emotions of his active spirit, been noticed in our Reviewiog deShould'st thou possess the charm of native partment, and introduced into our innocence,

columns by Correspondents. (See If thy tongue utter what is jast and lovely, vol. LXXXVIII. ii. pp. 36. 555. Thy words be pertinent, thy sense in LXXXIX. ii. 332. structive,

Mr. S. now comes before the pubThen tell the patron of the wise and good,

lick as an eulogist of the departed To dress thee in a neat and simple garb, Aod send thee forth into the curious world,

King, grounding the success and glory To be caressed awhile, and then forgotten.

of his reiga on the basis of Religioo. But if thy presence should be deemed of.

Our limits confine us to a single exfensive,

[meaning;

tract. Thy maoners rude, thy words devoid of “ The Coronation presented another If thy discourse be neither good nor plea. proof of the power of Religion on the sant,

heart and mind of the King. This inte. Let bim return thee to thy parent's bosom. resting ceremonial is completed by the Yes, come to me, and I will give thee administration of the most solemn ordi. shelter,

nance of our Church. When his Majesty And love thee still, because thou art mine approached the altar and beheld the sym. offspring."

bols of our Redemption in the consecrated

elements,

PP 44.

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