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(No. 47. October 3, 1829.]

VIII. & IX.

SYME'S EMBASSY to the KINGDOM of AVA. ADVERTISEMENTS,

With a Narrative of the late Military and Political Operations in the

Birman Empire.
Connected with Literature, Science, and the Arts.

X.
TABLE-TALK; or, SELECTIONS from the
ANA.

XI.
BOARDING.

PERILS and CAPTIVITY.
MR PYPER, one of the Masters of the High

XII. Sehcol, purposes receiving into his House a few YOUNG GEN.

SELECTIONS of the MOST REMARKABLE TLEMEN as BOARDERS. For terms and other particulars, application may be made to Mr

PHENOMENA of NATURE. Pyper, personally, or by letter.

XIII. & XIV. 21, Regent Terrace, Edinburgh,

MARINER'S ACCOUNT of the NATIVES of 8th September, 1829.

the TONGA ISLANDS in the South Pacific Ocean.

XV. & XVI.
ITALY.

HISTORY of the REBELLION in SCOTLAND

in 1745, 1746. By ROBERT CHAMBERS, Author of " Traditions of On Wednesday next will be published, in one volume, price 3s. 6d.

Edinburgh, &c. extra cloth boards, or 5s. fine paper,

XVII.

VOYAGES and EXCURSIONS in CENTRAL AN AUTUMN IN ITALY;

AMERICA. By ORLANDO W. ROBERTS, many years a Resident

Trader,
Being a Personal Narrative of a Tour in the Austrian, Tuscan,

XVIII. & XIX.
Roman, and Sardinian States, in 1827.

The HISTORICAL WORKS of FREDERICK
By J. D. SINCLAIR, Esq.

SCHILLER, from the German. By GEORGE Morr, Esq., TranslaFORMING THE FORTY-SIXTH VOLUME OF CONSTABLE'S tor of " Wallenstein." MISCELLANY.

XX. & XXI.

An HISTORICAL VIEW of the Manners, CusDr RUSSELL'S LIFE of OLIVER CROM

toms, Dresses, Arts, Literature, &c. of Great Britain, from the Time WELL will form the next Two Volumes of the Miscellany. Besides

of the Saxons down to the 18th Century. By RICHARD THOMSON, the usual Vignettes, a beautiful Portrait of Cromwell will be given.

Esq. Author of “ Chronicles of London Bridge."

XXII. Edinburgh: Printed for CONSTABLE & Co. 19, Waterloo Place; and HURST, CHANCE, & Co. London ;

The GENERAL REGISTER of Politics, Science,

and Literature, for 1827.
Who have in preparation the following

XXIII.
ORIGINAL WORKS

LIFE of ROBERT BURNS. By J. G. Lock

HART, LL.B.
FOR

XXIV. & XXV.
CONSTABLE'S MISCELLANY.

LIFE of MARY, QUEEN of SCOTS. By HENRY

GLASSFORD BELL, Esq.
I.

XXVI. The LIFE of HERNAN CORTES, including EVIDENCES of CHRISTIANITY. By the Ve. a Complete History of the Conquest of Mexico, and a faithful Ac.

nerable Archdeacon WRANGHAM. count of the State of that Empire at the time. By Don TELESFORO DE TRUBBA Y Cosio, Author of " Gomez Arias," « The Castilian,"

XXVII. & XXVIII. &c. 1 vol.

MEMORIALS of the LATE WAR.
Also, by the same Author,

XXIX. & XXX.

A TOUR in GERMANY, and in the AUSTRIAN
The LIFE of FRANCIS PIZARRO, and an AC- EMPIRE, in 1820, 21, 22. By John Russel, Esq.
COUNT of the CONQUEST of PERU. 1 vol.

XXXI. & XXXII.
III.

The REBELLIONS in SCOTLAND, under MonA TOUR IN SICILY, &c. By J. S. MEMES, Esq.

trose and others, from 1638 till 1660. By ROBERT CHAMBERS, LL.D., Author of the “ History of Sculpture, Painting, and Archi

Author of " The Rebellions of 1715," &c. tecture," &c. 1 vol.

XXXIII., XXXIV., & XXXV.

HISTORY of the PRINCIPAL REVOLUTIONS CHIVALRY and the CRUSADES. History of in EUROPE, from the Subversion of the Roman Empire in the the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Knighthood, with a Picturesque West, till the Abdication of Bonaparte. From the French of C. W. View of its influence on the State of Society and Manners in Europe

косн. during the Middle Ages. By the Rev. HENRY STEBBING, M. A.

XXXVI. & XXXVII. 2 vols.

A PEDESTRIAN JOURNEY through RUSSIA

and SIBERIAN TARTARY. By Captain John Dundas Coch. LIFE and REIGN of MAHMOUD II., present

RANE, R.N.

XXXVIII.
Grand Sultan of Turkey, including the Geographical, Moral, and
Political History of that Empire. By EDWARD UPHAM, Esq.

A PERSONAL NARRATIVE ofa TOUR through Author of the ". History of the Ottoman Empire," &c. 1 vol. NORWAY, SWEDEN, and DENMARK. By DERWENT CON

WAY, Author of “Solitary Walks," &c.
VI.

XXXIX.
The ACHIEVEMENTS of the KNIGHTS of
MALTA, from the Institution of the Hospitallers of St John, in

HISTORY of SCULPTURE, PAINTING, and 1099, till the Political Extinction of the Order, by Napoleon, in ARCHITECTURE. By J. S. MEMES, LL.D. Author of “ The 1800. By ALEXANDER SUTHERLAND. 2 vols.

Life of Canova," &c. 1 vol.

XL. & XLI.
VII.

HISTORY of the OTTOMAN EMPIRE, from its
The POEMS and LETTERS of ROBERT | Establishment till the Year 1828. By Edward Upham, Esq., Au-
BURNS, Chronologically arranged. With a Preliminary Essay and thor of the “ History of Budhism." 'In 2 vols.
Notes, and sundry Additions. By J. G. LOCKHART, LL.B. 2 vols.

XLII.

HISTORY of the REBELLIONS in SCOTLAND, Popular Works recently published in Constable's Miscellany : under DUNDEE and MAR, in 1689 and 1715. By ROBERT CHAMVOLS. I. II. III.

BERS, Author of the "Rebellion in Scotland in 1745," &c. 1 vol. CAPTAIN BASIL HALL'S VOYAGES.

XLIII, & XLIV.

HISTORY of the MOST REMARKABLE CON. ADVENTURES of BRITISH SEAMEN in the SPIRACIES connected with EUROPEAN HISTORY, during the

15th, 16th, and 17th Centuries. By JOHN PARKER LAWSON, SOUTHERN OCEAN. By H. MURRAY, Esq. F.R.S.E.

M.A., Author of the “ Life and Times of Archbishop Laud," &c. V.

2 vols. MEMOIRS of LAROCHEJAQUELEIN. With

XLV. a Preface and Notes, by Sir WALTER Scott, Bart.

The NATURAL HISTORY of SELBORNE, by VI. & VII.

the late Rev. GILBERT Wute, M.A., Fellow of Oriel College, OxCONVERTS from INFIDELITY. By ANDREW ford. A New Edition, with Additions, by Sir WILLIAM JARDINI, CRICHTON.

Bart. 1 vol.

II.

IV.

V.

IV.

Just published,

“ Never were mottoes to a work more strikingly descriptive of its In Two volumes, 12mo, elegantly printed by OLIVER & Boyd,

prevailing characteris'ics of purpose and execution, than those which Price 10s. boards,

have been selected to herald Vallery, by its author. The passing

inspiration of the hour has led to a series of varied and curious ex. VALLERY; or, The CITADEL of the LAKE. periments in measure, the diversity of which is greater than we ever A Poem. By CHARLES DOYNE SILLERY.

daring that has something bold and redeeming in it, even blank * Fierce wars and faithful loves shall moralize my lay." -SPENSER.

verse is, for the first time, interspersed with rhyme in the spletThe Poem is comprised in Nine Cantos; containing Sketches of did Mosaic, along which the stream of story sparkling flows with the Crusaders-the Chivalry of France and Spain-the Moors-the a brightness that confuses us, and a bubbling musie, that almost Arabians-Description of the Palace of Mahomed King of Granada

makes amends for the foamy obscurity sometimes that mars its -the Procession of the King from the Generaliffe to the Alhambra clearness. - It is needless to detail the story of a splendid series of -the Pyrenees--the Mediterranean-the Persian Gulf-the Red Sea

pageants. Let the play-wrights and opera-composers look to that. -the Arabian Desert-the Coralline Island-a Bull-Fight-a Tour

-It would make a gorgeous spectacle, as it makes a dazzling romance nament-Ba'tle of the Moors and

Christians-a Tempest and Com. -displaying a rare and varied lore, altogether extraordinary in so bat at Sea-the Siege of Vallery-Conquest of the Red Cross-Death

young a man.”—Glasgow Free Press. and Funeral of Lord Vallery-Song of the Pirates-Song of the Sisters-Song of the Arab Seamen-Song from the Caravans in the De- "Every form which English verse is capable of assuming has been sert-Song from the Crusading Galleys-Song of the Almeh-Hindoo employed. Mr Sillery has resided in India; all his pages glow with Boat-Song-the Huntsman's Morning and Evening Chorus-the Eastern scenery; our eyes are dazzled-blinded with the overpower Lays of Six Minstrels-Anthem-Serenades, &c. &c. &c. The whole

ing lustre of Eastern geins, Eastern birds, insects, fruits, and flowers; interspersed with various Moral and Religious Reflections; and ac- our senses oppressed with Eastern perfume and the songs of the bul. companied with several hundred Notes, Historical. Descriptive, bul. Mr Sillery is a 'youthful bard,' with a memory stored with Critical, and Philosophical; partly original, and partly collected the productions of our best poets, with a mind alive to all the beau. from admired, authentic, and valuable Authors.

ties of nature."-La Belle Assemblee. OLIVER & Royo, Edinburgh ; SIMPKIN & MARSHALL, London ;

“ There is a great deal of genius in this poem, the best proof of ROBERTSON & ATKINSON, Glasgow; W. CURRY, Jun., & Co.,

which is, the degree of attention it has excited. The poemn of Vale Dublin.

lery has obtained considerable notice; and this circumstance, by

creating a presumption that it was not an ordinary producuon, in" Mr Sillery's verses are calculated to convey not pleasure alone, duced us to read it. We found our inference correct: there is a de but also instruction, which ought to be the great aim of all writers, lightful freshness about the work. The verses seem not to be disand the chief object of all readers. Mr Sillery has cultivated his tilled from an alembic of imitation and study, but to flow from as mind. His classical lore, his scientific information, and his habits inexhaustible spring of fancy and feeling. They are full of tenderof industrious research, are apparent in almost every page.- A se- ness and passion: and there is throughout a tone of such purity, se cond, and no less powerful consideration, induces us to bestow the much loftiness of sentiment, and ardent and unaffected piety, that meed of praise upon our author. His principles are pure, his feel- there are few, we will venture to say, who will read the poem with ings are strong, and his enthusiasm, as yet unimpaired, is all di- out strong feelings of pleasure. His Oriental pictures, in particular, rected towards laudable objects. He is a passionate admirer of na. are splendid and glowing. There is much freedom and commandat ture in all her moods: he is full of benevolence towards all his fel- poetical language in his style, and great variety in his versification low-creatures; there is none of the littleness of false pride, or of He has a strong feeling for the melody

of verse. The following most morbid sensibility, or of harsh misanthropy, whether real or pre- gorgeous picture of a tropical sunset is evidently painted from na tended, about his book. He writes as a young poet always should, ture. We close this book with feelings of admiration of Mr Sillery's honestly and unaffectedly, pouring over his subject the warm glow genius-a genius destined, we trust, to accomplish great undert of native, virtuous, and healthy sentiment. He is deeply imbued kings."- Edinburgh Weekly Journal. with the best part of a poet's nature—the warm affections and generous aspirations of the soul, from which all that is selfish is excluded, and which elevate to eminence, simply by refining the grosser parts

FOR THE USE OF GOVERNESSES AND of our nature."-Edinburgh Literary Journal, April.

FRENCH MASTERS. " What we especially like in Mr Sillery is, that his style is formed after no particular model : it is fresh and luxuriant, and altogether

This day is published, price Five Shillings, his own." - Edinburgh Literary Journal, May. “ This is a metrical romance, redolent of true poetry, and bearing

SCENES COMIQUES, the stamp of geniuş in almost every page. It is evidently the production of a young, and amiable, and enthusiastic mind."- New

Tirées de Molière, Regnard, Destouches, Picard, Duval, Casimir De Scots Magazine.

lavigne, etc. etc. Avec des Notes, et les retranchemens nécessaires “ The poem takes a different turn, and introduces us to scenes that

pour rendre cet ouvrage propre à la jeunesse de l'un et l'autre sexe. delight the senses, encourage the daring, and reward the enterprises

Printed for SIMPKIN and MARSHALL, London; and OLIVER and of heroic valour. The poetry, which is inuch diversified in metre,

BOYD, Edinburgh; and to be had of all Booksellers. is highly respectable in its character, bringing before us at times coruscations of thought which border on the sublime. To the lovers of chivalry, romance, crusades, and the tumultuous ebullitions of THE LAW CHRONICLE, or JOURNAJ, OF the dark ages, • The Citadel of the Lake' will furnish much enter

JURISPRUDENCE, No. VI. for October :- 1. Church Patron tainment."--Imperial Magazine.

age, No. 3.-11. Sources and Rules of Construction of Scots Law,

III. On Laws of Real Property in England and Scotland.-IV. On “ His memory is stored with recent and diversified reading, which Medical Jurisprudence, No. 2. -v. or the First Judicial Writs is an is freely given out in his copious and curious illustrative notes, and English or Scots Court VI. Form of Process before Sheriff Courts which likewise appears abundantly in the course of the poem. We

-VII. Projected Improvements of the laws of Scotland_Commis bave met with no finer description of the approach of morning, even sions of Enquiry on Common-Law Courts-Real Property-and in Lucretius, than the following. It affords us unfeigned pleasure Church Property in England.-VIII. Monthly List of Sequestrations to have it in our power to state, that his feelings are ardent and excel. and Trustees Confirmed.-IX. Digest of English Cases-X. Reports lent, that his piety is pure and devout, and that his views of religion in Superior and Inferior Courts of Scotland. are enlightened and evangelical.-His poem, all things considered, is STIRLING & KENNEY, Edinburgh; and SAUNDERS & BIxsixo, an extraordinary performance."- Edinburgh Evening Post.

London. “We confidently predict that Vallery will be a standard work, and a great favourite with the public."-Caledonian Mercury.

" Mr Sillery, with a warmth of gratitude that redounds to his ho- MR ROLAND, Fencing Master in the Edinburgh nour, has dedicated his two volumes to his Excellency Baron G. A. P. Academy, in the Naval and Military Academy, &c. &c. begs to Van Der Capellen, late Governor General of the Indian possessions intimate, that he will resume his CLASSÉS on the 2d of October, at belonging to the King of the Netherlands, in whose company he re- his New Rooms, George Street (back of St Andrew's Chureh), where turned from the East, and who was the first person of distinction who he will attend, during the Season, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and patronized his juvenile muse. The mutations of his boyhood have Fridays, from 11 till i u'clock. given a versatility to his muse that it would not be easy to parallel: it leaps like lightning from land to land, and from sea to sea, it wan

MR ROLAND'S TREATISE on the THEORY and PRACTICE ders into all variety of rhythm; and it transmutes into verse all

of FENCING, to be had of him, price Twelve Shillings. sorts of topics, however recondite. There is a piling of armour- “ This is, without exception, the clearest and most practical work a marshalling of brand and banner-an apparelling of maidensma on the subject that has come to our notice. The whole of its coeglittering of gems-a clustering of fruits-a grouping of trees-a tents, indeed, are strictly and essentially practical:-they are the re strewing of flowers a tinting of skies-a smiling of seas, and a tossing sults of a long attention to the art among the first fencers of the day, of waves, such as no other poem that we are acquainted with exhibits. An experience which has cultivated to the highest a naturally sound -As evidence of the genuine piety that pervades · Vallery,' in which, and clear head, joined to are physical qualifications.”—Edinburgh indeed, we have not discovered one loose or indecorous sentiment, Literary Journal, Saturday, May 20, 1829. we quote the following ardent apostrophe to NATURK.-Mr Sillery's 24, Windsor Street, Hillside. reading has been immense, and no scrap that could illustrate lis poem has escaped him, whether buried in the musty tomes of departed genius, or floating down to oblivion with the ephemeral literature Edinburgh: Published for the Proprietors, every Saturday Morning, of the day. Not satisfied with copious quotations, he refers the reader to nearly a hundred works, ancient and modern, illustrative

by CONSTABLE & CO. 19, WATERLOO PLACE; of Chivalry, which may be advantageously consulted."-Edinburgh Sold also by ROBERTSON & ATKINSON, Glasgow, W. CURAT, Observer.

Co., Dublin; HURST, CHANCE, & Co. London; and by “ There are numerous lines which we could quote as specimens of all Newsmen, Postmasters, and Clerks of the Road, throughout fine poetic power and feeling. He possesses a creditable portion of in- the United Kingdom. formation and learning.-his mind is obviously well cultivated,-his sentiments are faultless,-his imagination is ardent,-and his genius

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FINE ARTS IN FRANCE. The Academy of the Fine Arts adjudged | amounted to 1000 francs.-A M. Hyppolite Cournal has made his de. on the 27th of September, the four grand prizes for the best speci.

but as a dramatic author, with a drama entitled Le Majorat. To mens of historical painting. The successful candidates are Jean judge by what the French critics say, the play must be rather declaLouis Beyard, Theophili Vauchelet, Emile Signol, and Eugene Roger. matory, too much a picture of the author's ideas, and too little of the

external world-in short, undramatic, but, at the same time, a work The subject for the competitors for the prize this year was Jacob refu.

indicative of a vigorous mind. sing to part with Benjamin. Vauchelet is said to compose well, but

Theatrical Gossip.—The London theatrical world has been all agog to be an indifferent colourist: Roger to have succeeded best in expressing the naivete of the character of Benjamin. The critics, how. during the last ten days, which have been signalised by the opening

of Drury Lane and Covent Garden; by the benefit given at the ever, object to the whole of the competitors a want of feeling for that

Opera House to Covent Garden-the most effective of all the aids yet high style of art which their subject demanded.-Some of the French

afforded to that establishment; by the commencement of the winter 1 journals have been puffing off the statue of a young sculptor, a compe

performances of the Adelphi ; by the close of the English Opera titor for the Academy's prize, and broadly hinting, that if he be unsuc

House, under excellent prospects as to its re-opening; and finally, cessful, it must be owing to underhand intrigues. This looks very like

by the conclusion of the most successful season of the most successan attempt to concuss the judges. We notice it merely because it af

ful theatre in the metropolis, Astley's.-Drury Lane opened with fords us an introduction to the remark, that we have observed an at

“Hamlet,” the part of Hamlet by Young, who is twenty years too tempt at something of the same kind in this city, an offence which we

old for it, and that of Ophelia by a Miss Faucit, who made a very cannot allow to be repeated with impunity.

successful debut. The box-office keepers, and other officials at this French LITERATURE.-While performing the obsequies of the

Theatre, have been all dressed in the royal livery, and are said to late Comte Daru, several of his literary friends seized the occasion to

have a very showy appearance.-Covent Garden opened with "Romeo deliver funcral orations. Silvestre de Sacy celebrated his domestic

and Juliet." The great attraction of the evening was Miss Fanny virtues,-Cuvier his literary eminence,-Mirbel his integrity,-For

Kemble's debut as Juliet. It was completely successful, and, in the naux and Levoy alluded to the political crisis at which he had been

ardour of their enthusiasm, some of the Londoners are already comtaken from them. On the whole, there appears to have been a fair

paring her to Miss O'Neil. We must wait a little, to see how she will division of labour.-Some one has published at Paris short-hand

turn out. Her mother, Mrs Kemble, formerly Miss De Camp, played notes of Guizot's lectures on modern history. The lectures are eloquent, but seem rather to consist of brilliant expositions of isolated Lady Capulet ; and her father, Charles Kemble, played Mercutio.

Abbot was Romeo, Warde Friar Lawrence, and Meadows the Apothepoints of history, than a comprehensive and philosophical view of its

cary, so that the play has seldom been more strongly cast. The name broad deep stream.-G. A. Crapelet has published, from a manuscript

of Miss Kemble's tragedy is, “ Francis the First,” but it is said it will in the King's library, with a translation into modern French, “ L'His

not be produced this season.-Sinclair and Miss Ellen Tree are to toire du Chatelain de Coucy et de la Dame de Concy." This is

perform at Covent Garden, Liston and Miss Graddon at Drury Lane. one of the most burning tales of love and vengeance which has come

-Charles Incledon has appeared as Young Meadows at Drury Lane, down to us from the times of the Crusades. There is a naivete in

and was received with applause, but we are afraid his voice will never the contemporary history, which renders it far superior to any of the

equal his father's. During the season, nine new pieces have been promodern versions. -The Institute has awarded the prize for the best

duced at the English Opera House, eight of which were successful. history of the times of Philippe Auguste to M. Capefigue. The

Two were translated German pieces--the rest were “ peither stolen, work is represented by the Parisians as one of great research, but ra.

taken, borrowed, nor translated."— In the “Marriage of Figaro," ther of a gossiping and credulous character.-Gouvion St Cyr has

which was played at the King's Theatre for the benefit of Covent Garpublished his “Memoires sur les campagnes des Armies du Rhin et

den, Madame Malibran Garcia sustained the part of Susannah, being de Rhin et Moselle, de 1792 jusqua' á la paix de Campo Formio."

the first time she had ever appeared in an English part. She seems to The Marshal is one of the few republican officers who remain. The

have gone through it to admiration. Miss Paton played the Countess. history of these armies, if well told, will be a valuable addition to

-The piece called “Black Eyed Susan,” in which T. P. Cooke plays military history, showing the school in which those armies and gene

William, has been performed for the hundredth successive night at rals were formed, which the powerful mind of Napoleon afterwards

the Surrey, to bumper houses.-Young Kean is now performing at so effectively combined and directed.-Deschiens has announced a

the Haymarket, which is to close in a few days.-Catalani, it is said, · Collection de Materiaux pour L'Histoire de la Republique." The

has retired from public life, and expressed a resolution not to sing work is to contain a bibliography of the Parisian journals, which, from

again unless for charitable purposes. - The Chester Musical Festival the important part they played in the storms of the revolutionary pe

cleared the sum of L.1000.-Wallack is about to sail for America.riod, must be at once interesting and instructive.

Our old friend Jones has by this time made, or is about to make, his FRENCH THEATRICALS.-The Theatre Italien promises to make

debut at Drury Lane, as Lord Ogleby, in the “Clandestine Marriage." a splendid winter campaign. Sontag is there, of whom the French

We wish him all success, for he deserves it-We understand that critics speak more favourably than our own. Malibran is expected

the Misses Weston, who have been recently added to our company, in the couse of this month. Garcia, her father, has returned to the

are not to remain.-Miss Smithson is at Glasgow. stage, and is said to have performed Almaviva in a style that quieted the anxiety of his friends, who feared he might throw away in his age

WEEKLY LIST OF PERFORMANCES. the favour acquired in his youth. -A Mlle. Heinefetter (so the name

Oct. 3-Oct. 9. is spelt in the French Journals) has made her debut in the Italian

SAT. School for Scandal, f The Invincibles. Opera, under circumstances of rather a romantic character. She was

Mon. Paul Pry, Do. a performer in the Theatre at Cassel, but, conscious of her talents,

Tues. Sweethearts and Wives, $ Giovanni in London. aspired to the applause of a wider public than that pocket edition of

WED. The Rencontre, John of Paris, & Mary Stuart. a royal residence affords. But the Elector treated her wishes as cri

THUR. Marriage of Figaro, & Do. minal insubordination on the part of a subject, and forbade her to

FRI.

Charles II., Happiest Day of my Life, f Giovanni in London. leave his theatre or his territories. The fair lady took flight, and was received on the French frontiers by M. Einile Laurent, director

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. of the Theatre-Royal Italien. There was woe in the royal halls of

We have read " The unhappy Guest" with much interest; it shall Hesse Cassel-there were denunciations of the renegade in its Jour.

appear as soon as possible." A Queer Yarn" is under consideration. nals--there were estafettes thick and frequent on the roads to France, The “ Adventure on the Coast of Kent” lies at our publisher's.- The enquiring the route of the deserter; and the venerable monarch,

article on the Fine Arts in Glasgow in our next, if possible.-Mr like another Menelaus, thought of taking the field, despite the sixty Brydson's farther cornmunications have been received with thanks. winters on his back-but in vain. The cause of all this hurly-burly We cannot answer his question with regard to Oban, because we do is said, by the French critics, to be tall and elegant, with dark locks not know. The stamped edition goes to subscribers in the neighelustering round an expressive countenance, and a pretty little mouth. bourhood. We have received “ E.'s" traditionary notice, and shall Her movements and attitudes are graceful, at times even dignified. be glad to see the others to which he alludes." A Friend” is very Her voice is represented as a magnificent soprano, gentle and flexible indefatigable in picking up pieces of information for us, which are in the middle, full and deep in the low notes. She is remarkable, frequently of use. also, for justice of intonation. The poor prince of Hesse Cassel !- We should like much to receive the communication alluded to by The author of a new piece, entitled “ Le Clerc de la Bazoche,” had

the Author of " Anster Fair," and if interspersed with his own reintroduced, as one of his characters, the notorious Jacques-Clement marks, so much the better. The Translation from the "Condè LuThe censors ordered the whole part to be struck out, We are quite canor," by Calderon, is a great deal too long for our pages, but peraware of the ticklish situation of any French Ministry after the King's haps the Author could favour us with some shorter specimens. heart; but the cowardly manner in which the present one shows its “ Forget-me-Not" shall have a place as soon as possible.—The Lines consciousness of that situation, is more likely to draw down danger by " F. W." of Teviotside, will scarcely suit us. - The Translation than avert it.-The Semiramide of Voltaire has been received with from the “ Cancionero General" is spirited, but the original poem an enthusiasm that has set the adherents of the classical drama wants interest.— The Lines by “G. L." of Stockbridge will not do. a-prophesying its resuscitation. The receipts of the performance at "Stanzas to Miranda" shall have a place.-Mr Balfour's Poem is st Kuuen, in aid of the subscription for erecting a statue to Corneille, unavoidably postponed, together with other interesting articles

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following is an extract :-" Brethren, to whom the high privilege of The first Number of a Dublin Literary Gazette is to appear on Sa- repentance and penance has been conceded, you feel the sin of abuturday the 2d of January next. We have read the Prospectus, which sing the gifts of Providence. But abusus non tollit usum. It is is ably written ; and, if the work itself be well conducted, we see no written, • Wine maketh glad the heart of man.' It follows, then, reason why its success should not be commensurate with that of the that to use wine moderately is our duty. Now, there is doubtless EDINBURGH LITERARY JOURNAL, or any similar publication, by none of my male hearers who cannot drink his four bottles without which a desideratum, the want of which had been long felt, is sup- affecting his brain ; let him, however, if by the fifth or sixth bottle plied to a country.

he no longer knows his own wife, if he begin to beat and kick his On the first Wednesday of 1830 is to appear, The Foreign Literary children, and look on his dearest friend as an enemy. refrain from an Gazette. It is to be a weekly epitome of Continental and Domestic excess, displeasing to God and man, and which renders him conScience, Literature, and Arts.

temptible in the eyes of his fellows. But, whoever, after drinking Mr Grattan has a new work in the Press, called the Heiress of his ten or twelve bottles, retains his senses sufficiently to support his $ Bruges, which will appear very soon.

lottering neighbour, or manage his household affairs, or execute the MT.K. Hervey has just finished the second series of the Romance commands of his spiritual and temporal superiors, let him take his of History, which will be published immediately.

share quietly, and be tharkful for his talent. Still, let him be cauA History of China, collected from authentic sources, and trans- tious how he exceed this, for man is weak, and his powers limited, lated from original documents, is in preparation, by Mr Thoms. It is but seldom that our kind Creator extends to any one the grace The Young Lady's Book will be published towards the end of this

to be able to drink safely sixteen bottles, of which privilege he hath month. It is to be a complete Manual of all those elegant pursuits held me, the meanest of his servants, worthy. And since no one can "' which grace the person or adorn the mind." The work will be say of 11.e that I have ever broke out in causeless rage, or failed to richly bound in silk, and the engravings are eight hundred in recognize my hoạsehold friends and relations, or neglected the pernumber.

formance of my spiritual duties, I may, with thankfulness and a Tales and Sketches of Scottish Life are in a forward state, and will good conscience, use the gist which hath been intrusted to me. And appear next month.

you, my pious hearers, each take modestly your allotted portion ; An Account of the early History, Religion and Mythology, Civil

and, to avoid all excess, follow the precept of St Peter' Try all, and Domestic Institutions, Arts, Language, and Literature of the

and stick by the best.' " Dorians; with new and improved Maps of the Peloponnese and M2

Theatrical Gossip.- 4 new tragedy, entitled " Epicharis,” (a very cedonia, translated from the German of C. O. Muller, is announced.

awkward name) written by Mr Lister, the author of the Novels of The Life of Sir Thomas Monro, late Govemor of Madras, by the “ Granby,” and “ Herbert Lacy," was to be produced on Wednes. * Rev. G. R. Gleig, author of the “ Subaltern," is in the press.

day evening at Drury Lane. Young plays the hero, and Miss Phil. Dr Southey's Third Volume of the History of the late War in lips the heroine.-Ai Covent Garden, “ The First of May, or a Spain and Portugal, is far advanced at press, and will be published Royal Love Match,” a piece in two acts, by a Lady—Miss Hill- has in November.

been pretty well received. - Matthews and Yates have been quarrel! The following works, connected with the important subject of

ling with Elliston and T. P. Cooke, but we hope the matter will be in health, are announced :—Health without Physic, or Cordials for amicably adjusted soon.– Miss Fanny Kemble is to appear speedily in Youth, Manhood, and Old Age, including Maxims, medical, moral,

the part of Belvidera.—Sinclair has returned to Drury Lane, after an and facetious, for the Prevention of Disease, and the attainment of

absence of five years --Jones has alreally made a very favourable ima long and vigorous life; by an Old Physician.-Economy of the

pression at Covent Garden, and is likely soon to rival his namesake, Hands, Feet, Fingers, and Toes; which includes the prevention,

the London Jones.-De Begnis has opened the Dublin Theatre with treatment, and care of corns, bunnions, and deformed nails; in a

his Italian corps.-The Birmingham Musical Festival has gone off small pocket volume.-A Familiar Treatise on Nervous Affections, brilliantly and successfully. The principal attractions were MaliDisorders of the Head, Chest, Stomach, and Bowels ; by J. Steven.

bran, Paton, and Braham ; and the company was equal in number son, M. D.-The History and Treatment of Coughs, Colds, and of

and respectability to that of any preceding year. The Newport the Winter Complaints, by the same author.

Theatre has been sold to the Wesleyan Methodists, who are fitting Mr COLBURN.-It may not be generally known to our readers that

it up as a chapel : but on the whole, the English provincial theatres Mr Colburn, the extensive publisher, has lately taken a partner, and

are not in the deplorable state which has been generally represent. that the gentleman with whom he has associated himself is Mr

ed. A season of only four weeks at Bristol cleared upwards of 4001. Richard Bentley, lately of the firm of Messrs S. and R. Beniley,

-at Oxford the manager put in his pocket 12001. after a season of the well-known printers. Mr Bentley is a near relative of the late

three months—and at Worthington the season has been most suca John Nichols, Esq. the eminent antiquary and topographer.

cessful.- Vestris has been succeeded here by Braham and Miss PhilA RADICAL KING.-It is stated in a Paris paper, that the Poems of the King of Bavaria have actually been interdicted in Auetria, as of lips.-Miss Smithson has been performing at Glasgow, but the theatre

there is not, we have been informed, in the best order as yet á republican and seditious tendency! ANOTHER ROYAL POET.-The Canton Register states, that the

WEEKLY List of PERFORMANCES. Emperor of China has written an ode on the capture and destruction of the fortress of Changkihur, where some rebels have for a long

Oct. 10_Oct. 16. time resisted the authority of the government. This ode has been

SAT. Marriage of Figaro, & The L.100 Bank Note. printed, and a copy of it sent to each of the Princes and grand dig.

MON. Paul Pry, F Giovanni in London. nitaries of the empire, who have, as in duty bound, acknowledged Tues. Lord of The Manor, & The Sublime and Beautiful. the receipt of it in terms of becoming panegyric; and his Celestial

Wed. Home, Sweet Home! 'Twould Puzzle a Conjuror, f Giovanni Majesty has thought fit to print all their letters of acknowledgment

in London. in the Pekin Gazette! The ode which has called forth this torrent

THUR. Know your Own Mind, & The Sublime and Beautiful of admiring criticism, consists of twenty-four lines.

FRI. The Devil's Bridge, Cramond Brig. NEW OPERA BY MOZART.-A musical discovery of singular interest has just been made public at Manheim-nothing less than a hitherto unknown opera of Mozart. It is called, “ La Finta Giardi.

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. niera," and consists of three acts. The Musical Gazette of Leipsic “ E.'s" communications will be of use to us. The prose and states that Mozart composed this opera in his eighteenth year (1771,) poetry of " Mr Valentine Green" will not suit us.—The contributious for the theatre of Munich.

from Lerwick shall have a place.-We hope to have room soon for The difficult task of translating the odes of Pindar has been un- "T. B. J.," "W. W.," “ H. M. G." of Glasgow, and others; also for dertaken by a young Polish poet. He has been very successful in the lines “To my Sister on receiving a Present."-" M. R." will not some of his attempts. The odes already translated have appeared suit us." The Mysterious Hand" in our next. at Urtua, the original Greek text being printed by the side of the We have received the “Stanzas" by Mr William Mayne of GlasPolish.

gow, and regret that we have no room for them in to-day's Number. Mr Sieber, of Prague, is about to publish at Paris his long-pro- We understand that some of his poems are to be read publicly in mised work on the cure of hydrophobia, which he has spent nine Glasgow next week; and, from what we know of their merits, we years in completing. According to Mr Sieber, hydrophobia is not a certainly thiuk that his townsmen will omit an opportunity of showdisease, but a metastasis, or termination of a disease ; and his me- ing a desire to countenance genius if the attendance be not good. thod of curé is applied to make the contagion quit its place.

The Review of Dr Brown's " Antiquities of the Jews" will posi. A GERMAN Divine's Notions op SOBRIETY.-Sobriety is com- tively appear in our next; as also " Recollections of the Dead, parative. Nature accommodates meu's constitutions to the soil and No. 11."

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