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and seeing the object of his journey a proper pause, for the present. And fulfilled. In fact, the most intereking mall only, by way of note, remind the part of his travels was now beginning. readers of the work, that prefixed to is I was going," says he, “io break this volume there is an accurate Map up, as it were, a new country; to be of Lower Egypt. Of the other nume. the first to fee, and to see without pre- rous engravings we shall render an acjudice; to make researches in a part of count hereafter, as they follow the prothe earth hither to covered with a veil gress of the travels, and are not either of mystery, and for two thousand years regularly numbered or properly placed fhut out from the curiosity of Eu- in the three volumes.

M. ropeans." Here, therefore, we find (To be concluded in our next.)


Memoirs of a Family in Switzerland, founded on Facts. 4 Vols. 8vo. This wonderful story belongs to the as we can truly affism, that with very

class of novels which a taite for the little trouble we could banish the marvellous has rendered fathionable : Spectres, and the dead alive, in the the success of such performances as « Memoirs of a Family in Switzer Lewis's Monk, the Castle Spectre, and land,” aud yet, from the remaining leveral others, of recent date, has aug- materials, produce a very pretty, intemented the number of champions in reiting, and instructive Novel, in three, the cause of superstition, the main fup. initead of four, volumes. port of the Roman Catholic religion ; The scenes of this medley of invenwhich Christian charity teaches to tole tive imagination ; of beautiful and rate ; but the propagation of which, in sublime defcription ; of probable this Protestant country, it is our duty to facts ; and of inconliltent, incoherent, impede.

and absurd incidents ; are laid partly A reference to the Review of “ A in Switzerland, and partiy in England. Journey from Edinburgh through A young English Lady, in a long visit Parts of North Britain," in our lait to the daughter of Dr. Weijerman, a (See September Review, page 201), Swiss Physician residing, at Richter. will atford a timely hint to guard fwyl, his native village, in the canton against the revival of a belief in ghosts, ot Zurich, contracts a warm and per. the imprellions of which have descended manent friendthip for the young Swiss, from generation to generation, “and and on their separation, Angelica Belo are not altogetherextinguithed in many font returning to England, a correlparts of the Highlands and Western pondence by letters takes place, which Ilands." Notwithitanding the inde is opened by Gertrude Wellerman, on fatigable pains that were taken by the the melancholy subject of their partfirit Proteitant Ministers of the Gospel ing. to eradicate this branch of superiti. The brother of Angelica, Sir Charles tion, and the ziliduity of many of Belfont, who had likewise been a tem. their luccessors in our day, it is to be porary resident in Di. Wellerman's feared, that the present taite for novels family, has fallen violently in love with and dramatic pieces, in which super. Gertrude, and after his return to Eng. natural agency is the ground work of land makes advantageous propolals of the plot or catastrophe, may be the marriage in a letter to her father'; but fatal means of intimidating and debili- Gertrude has long lince plighted her tating the minds of the ring genera- faith 10 Arminfield, the only son of a tion, at that age when deluhive im- respectable neighbour; from their inpreilions are molt apt to fix a durable fancy, a familiar intercourse between itamp on the future character the age the two fainilies had given unmoleited of adolescence.

opportunities to the children to form Let parents and guardians reflect on an attachment to each other, which these observations, luggested by an at- ripened into love. On the other hand, tentive perufal of the Novel now before Angelica, during her abode at Ritchus, which has the merit of an intention teriwyi, had dilcovered so many excel. to lerve ilie caute of virtue and piety, lencies in this amiable youth, that it but through the means which, as Pro- Itaggered her constancy to a valiant teltants and rational beings, we are Naval English Olficer of the name of bound to reprobate, more especially Herbert ; and Gertrudt's brother has



conceived a secret insurmountable paf- “ Age," adds the lovely Gertrude, fion for Angelica. These cross pur. “ will deprive us both of personal poses in love conftitute fome of the attractions; but may give to o:r minds customary perplexities of a Novel, and more charms than it can take from our furnith ample scope for a series of let- appearance-trained in habits of good. ters. A dangerous illness however, ness, they will become each day and the knowledge of the inviolable stronger, and meliorate our characengagements between her beloved ter.” With this view, the lovers friend Gertrude and Arminfield, re- ftudy together every accomplifhinent store tranquillity to the botom of An- calculated to enliven their future days, gelica; and the rewards Herbert's con- and fit them for social intercourse. Itant assiduities with her hand. Her. Arminfield instructs his fair pupil in bert, for his fingular bravery, is raised those sciences ihat are best adapted to to the rank of an Admiral, and created her sex, in the specification of which a Peer ; like other men of fashion, he we should not have imagined it was is gallant, and is seduced by an in- necessary to include either astronomy or triguing woman to a breach of con matbematics. After geography, we jugal fidelity ; and places in a proper should have introduced biftory ; and point of view the danger of resorting in the place of mathematics, a course io Masquerades.

of natural hiltory, as coadjutors to As a specimen of the talents of the drawing and painting, juitly ranked Authorets (for we have not the least as two distinguished female accomplishdoubt of the work being a female ments, nearly as fashionable at present manufacture) in delineating the per- as mutic, which closes the list of Ger. fections of a lover, take the following, trude's instructive and “ amulive ocby Gertrude Wesferman--" While we cupations." look forward to the period that is to Angelica, exalted to the rank of a unite us, we each ftudy to cultivate Peereis, regrets being obliged to spend those manners and accomplishments the winters in London, and, fettered calculated to insure aur mutual hap- by the constraints of fashion, to be piness, and prolong the existence of devoted to its numerous polite amusethe passion by which we are recipro. ments, one of which, a rout, the decally inspired. Love may originate in scribes at length, in a letter to her personal beauty, but will scarcely Swiss friend, more accurately, and with outlive the fort season of youthful more propriety, than any former accharms, unless it be founded on in- count we remember to have read of destructible qualities."

these motley asemblies. “ Arminfield's form at present is “ The real signification of a rout," moulded to the most exact symmetry ; says Lady Albion, “ is burry, buffle, his motions have an easy agility, arising noise, tumult, uproar, or a search after from the lightness of his elegant figure, something ; alto, a mob, riot, or public the strength of exquisite proportions, disturbance. These explications may, and the activity of youth. It glows in with striet propriety, be equally apthe ruddy hue of his complexion, it plied as a true description of this gives lustre to his fine dark eyes, spark. modern entertainment, peculiar to our ling with livel; intelligence and 211 the nation. fire of genius. The gaiety of youth “ The invitation to it is made withanimates every feature, and his whole out trouble. On a visiting card, under figure, with an indefinable expression, the fuperfcription of the Lady's name, which personifies grace, and addrefies the desires her waiting-woman, or, if the heart in each look and gesture"- the cannot write, commands her to Here we want only a Juliet, to cut him order the valet or footman to write out in litile fars, &c.

down these few words-At home on “ But youth will lose itself in age. Monday evening the 25th of January;-Time will bend his commanding ita- At the appoinied time, it is an allemture, cramp his activity, dim the bril. blage of people of almost every, de. liancy of his eyes, fade the bloom of fcription, and nearly all claffes, hud. his cheeks, furrow numberless wrin- dled together promiscuoully without kles on his smooth forehead, now or- oriler, which is quite out of date. namented with carelessly waving and Near a cold door, which stands open luxuriant hair, whose thining brown all the evening for the ingress and will be bleached into hoary locks. egress of the numerous vilitors, and


the admision of the keen wintry wind, lively Authoress, therefore, annexes a there stands a Countess. Next to her disquisition on our card-players, as Ladyship stands the proud Lady of a they form so very considerable a porCity Knight, who was once a Grocer, tion of the inhabitants of this immense and it is faid he married a waiting metropolis. She_divides them into woman ; but that's no matter : people thirteen claffes. The first and second in this kingdom neither regard pro- we give as samples of the rest fession nor ancestry ; Sir John Plumb « Card players by profession are is wealthy, and that entitles him to gamblers, who make cards a trade. come into the best company ; and his To night they are i leally worth a lunLady's jewels make a splendid figure dred thousand poun is-fo-morrow that in it. My Lady was indeed very

bril- sum is staked on a card, it is loit, and liant that evening. Next to her a they are really ruined. respectable matron and two beautiful " Profefed card-players differ from young ladies stand quite unheeded by the above in several particulars. The the company. They were invited by first class is entirely composed of men the lady of the house, because the could the second of wonen chiefly. The not avoid it ; but the does not pay any first make cards their trade-the second attention to her old friend or the make them a business or occupation. charming girls her daughters. They The first live by cards--the second live are handsome, it must be confessed, for cards.” but too modeitly diffident to make any As it is reither o'ır inclination, nor effect in public; their dress is beconi- within the limits prescribed by our ing enough to be sure, but it was not duty to the çublic, to follow our leader made up at the most falhionable milli- through church-yarts, or to visit gholts, ners (or fancy.dress-makers): in fact, or pretended ghosts, either amidst they could not afford it: they have loft tombs, or in ladies' bed-chambers, their father, who was in the road to we shall leave the plot and catastrophes fortune, and was the benefactor of of this extraordinary Novel to the grathe master of the house, where they tification of the numerous conitant are now received as a prodigious readers of fuch productions ; affuring favour." -The exhibition continues them, that if the more rational part in a similar style through several pages, will take the pains to detach the ore and some of the characters are too well from the dross, they will find some known to be mistaken by persons who admirable sentiments worthy of preare in the habit of frequenting these servation ; forcible recommendations routs, particularly the apothecary's of morality and piety; and sublime wife-the scene closes with cards, with descriptions of the romantic scenery of ont which no such assemblies could be Switzerland, at present the subject of held; for the company being mostly general attention, on account of its Itrangers to each other, have nothing intestine political dissensions, and the to fay to each other, and but for a fore- fatal commencement of a civil war, knowledge of card-playing being the which threatens in its consequence a only entertainment in which they total subversion of its ancient free could expect to partake, would not constitution and national independe have regarded the invitation. The




Travels in Upper and lower Egypt, during Publick, an impatience which has been

the Campaigns of General Bonaparte. amply gratified. Belides the complete By Vivant Denon. Translated from the translation lately published ", the preFrench. To which is prefixed, An sent performance claims attention, as biflorical Account of the Invasion of containing “ a mass of information of Egypt by the French. By E. A. Kendal, the most varied nature, and such as only El. illustrated by Maps, Views, @c. the union of the Author's talents and 2 Vols. 8vo.

situation could have permitted him to The travels of Monf. Denon bave' procure." Alterations and improvebeen expected with impatience by the ments have been made by the present • See page 273, &c.

Trandator VOL. XLII, OCT, 1802,


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Translator to compress what is valuable reader, on the perusal, will be ready to in the original, and we think he has cry out, in the language of the Pfalmift, fucceeded in his attemp:. The work Let me die the death of the Righte. is, as he asserts, a compression rather ous, and let my end be like unto his." than an abridgment, and consults the advantage of a large class of readers, On the Improvement of Poor Soils, read in to whoin we recommend the work, as

ibe Holderness Agricultural Society, June interesting in its subject, and fatir

6, 1796, in Answer to the following factory in its execution,

Question, "Wbat is the best Method of

cultivating and improving poor Soils, The Infidel and Christian Philosophers; or, where Lime and Manure cannot be

The last Hours of Voltaire and Addison had?" With an Appendix and Notes. contrasted. A Poem. 4to. " ; By J. Alderson, M. D. 8vo. The concluding scenes in the lives Agricultural pursuits are now lo of two eminent writers are here de. much attended to, that we doubt not picted with truth and sensibility. They but this important enquiry will meet thew the power of religion on the hu- with the notice it so well deserves. Dr. man mind, and its superior efficacy in Alderson has here offered to the confiadministering consolation and support deration of his readers many experiin the hour of sickness and of death. ments, accompanied with reasons which To those who seriously contemplate tend to thew that the improvements the affecting circumstances here brought suggested by him are worthy the notice to view, few words are neceffary to of the practical Farmers. To them we point out the affecting contrast. Every recommend the present pamphlet.


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THE following Correspondence be- Sir, to consider yourself obliged to tween thele Gentlemen has ap

them only. peared in one of the Newspapers. “ I have the honour to be, Sir,

" With the greatest respect,

“ Your obedient servant, " I am sorry that it is not in my

« FRANCIS BURDETT." power to place you in a situation which would well become yoll-I mean in

Vicarage House, Buckden, the Episcopal Palace at Bugden : but


Sept. 26, 1802. I can bring you very near to ir ; “ After rambling in various parts of for I have the Presentation to a Rec- Norfolk, I went to Cambridge, and tory now vacant, within a mile and from Cambridge I yesterday came to a half of it, which is very much at the Parsonage of my most respectable. Dr. Parr's service. It is the Rectory friend, Mr. Malthy, at Buckden, where of Graff ham, at present worth two I this morning had the honour of rehundred pounds a year, and, as I ceiving your letter. Mrs. Parr opened am informed, may soon be worth two it last Friday at Hatton, and I trust that hundred and seventy ; and I this mo.. you will pardon the liberty she took in ment learn that the Incumbent died dating your servant to convey it to last Tuesday.

in Huntingeonshire, where the “ Dr. Parr's talents and character knew that I should be, as upon this day. might well entitle him to better pa- “ Permit me, dear Sir, to request tronage thin this from those who that you would accept the warmest and know how to estimate his merits ; but most' sincere thanks of my heart for I acknowledge that a great additional this unsolicited, but most honourable, motive with me to the offer I now expresion of your good-will towards make him, is, that I believe I can- me. Nothing can be more important not do anything more pleasing, to to my worldly interest than the serhis friends, Mr. Fox, Mr. Sheridan, vice you have done me, in presenting and Mr. Knight ; and I defire you, me to the Living of Graffham. No


thing can be more exquisitely gratify. friendly feelings of these excellent men, ing to my very best feeling, than the as well as to promote my own personal language in which you have conveyed happiness. to me this mark of your friendihip. * 1 hall wait your pleasure about Indeed, dear Sir, you have enabled me the Presentation ; and I beg leave to to pass the years of declining life in add, that I lhall stay at Buckden for comfortable and honourable independ one week only, and shall have reached ence. You have given me additional Hatton about this day fortnight, where and unalterable conviction, that the I shall obey your commands. One cirfirmness with which I have adhered to cumitance, I am sure, will give you my principles has obtained for me the great satisfaction, and therefore I thail approbation of wise and good men. beg leave to state it. The Living of And when that approbation affumes, Graffbam will be of infinite value to as it now does, the form of protection, me, because it is tenable with a RecI fairly confess to you, that the pa. tory I now have in Northamptonshire ; tronage of Sir Francis Burdert has a and happy I amn, that my future resia right to be ranked among the proud. dence will be fixed, and my existence eft, as well as the happiest, events of iny closed, upon that spot where Sir Fran. life. I trust that my future conduct cis Burdett has given ine the power of will juttify you in the disinterested spending my old age with comforts and and generous gift which you have be- conveniences quite equal to the extent ftowed upon me : and sure I am that of my fondelt withes, and far fiirpassing my friends Mr. Fox, Mr. Sheridan, any expectations I have hitherto ven. and Mr. Knight, will not only share tured to indulge. with me in my joy, but sympathise with “ I have the honour to be, with the me in those sentiments of respect and greatest respect and most unfeigned gratitude which I thall ever feel to. thankfulnels, wards Sir Francis Burdett

« Dear Sir, " Most assuredly I shall myself set a “ Your very obedient faithful bigher value upon your kindness, when

servant, I consider it as intended to gratify the


TO THE EDITOR OF THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. SIR, The prevailing passion for vocal mu. thick or hulky; strength, to tenuity

fic must form my excuse for re- and tremulousness; richness, to meaquesting your insertion of a few re. greness or harthness. . I am far from marks on the subject, designed to faci. considering these as all the modificalitate our eltimation of the art itself, tions, good and bad, of which tone is and of the various merit of its pro. fusceptible : there are many others. feftors.

Nothing, for instance, can be more Notwithstanding the dissiepute into dittinguishable than the ready terseness which methodical divisions have fallen, of Storace's voice, the luscious sweetfrom the frivolous and oftentatious pe- nefs of Miss Tennant's, or the smooth dantry with which they are sometimes Aow of Mrs. Crouch's. All I mean is, displayed, they conduce so much, when to point out what appear the most judiciously chosen, to a clear and exact striking of these modifications. Comview of any subject, that I thall venture pass explains itself, and furnishes little to employ them on one, where they matter for observation. One topic, may appear, at first view, molt incon- however, it suggests, which I cannot gruous and unseemly.

pass over. The compass of voice, in Singing feeniz naturally to resolve men, is frequently extended upwards, itself into four distinct parts: I. Voice, by what is called a feigned voice, or II. EXECUTION. III. Taste. IV. falsetto. To a refined ear, nothing, EXPRESSION. Let us attend to each. I believe, can in general be more dir.

1: The qualities of Voice are Tone gulting than these strained tones, as, and Compass.-Of Tone, the requisites they are commonly employed : the leem clearness, strength, and richness : notes themselves are never quite in clearnefs, as opposed to whatever is tune, so as thoroughly to satisfy the


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