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22 ships, and the navigation of the Nile ning of 1822, four houses and one is protected by a great number of gon- stable were finished; sixteen other boats, each carrying 40 men. The re- houses, as well as that of the juspector Tenues of Mahomet Ali, as Viceroy, were far advanced. In the mean time amount to 25 millions of Spanish Pias- they are grubbing up the timber or tres. They proceed from customs, the land belouging to the colony. taxes upon the manor, successions de This beginning, fortunate in many revolved to the treasury, tolls, fishing- spects, has not proved favourable to boats, demesoes of the state, contribu- the cattle, a great part of wbich bare tions from conquered provinces, and perished. from caravans. The Viceroy pays

GERMANY. 100,000 pounds sterling to the Sul- The Jesuits have attempted to purtan; and sends the same amount to chase a Convent at Rbab in Hongary, the treasury at Mecea; also 900,000 bot have been prevented by the gomeasures of grain, rice, &c. to Cou- vernment. They bave met with a sistantioople; he victuals the Caravan of milar fate at Vienna, but in the difCairo, bolds a brilliant court and often ferent towns of the kingdoms of Naples sends presents to the Sultan, and the and Sicily they are in possession of favourite Sultana, as well as to the as many as 20 colleges. ministers and persons in favour at the The largest collection of what are seraglie. The present population of denominated early printed, or block, Egypt does not exceed three millions; books are in the Royal Library at there are 2486 cities and towns; 957 Menich. The very intelligent and of them in Upper Egypt, and 539 in the learned librarian ai the Court of BaDelta.

varia has pripted a specimen or facGREECE.

simile of one of the most curious, which At the recent capture of Chios by the he liberally distributes to foreigners Tarks, these ruthless barbarians de- who may happen to visit the library, stroyed by fire the public library, the and are anxious to obtain possession of place for gymnastic exercises, the che- so rare a relick.

uds 2011 mical laboratory and the printing establishment.

The Chevalier de Filistry has pubSWEDEN.

lished at St. Petersburgh an abridgArcheology. - A Swedish soldier, ment of the Russian History, and has working in a field upon the frontiers of is consequence received very liberal the province of Dalslaod, found some presents from the Emperor and Royal bars of gold weighing 27 marks, and Family. a statue of silver weighing 23 pounds. A traveller who had remained some This treasure has probably been hidden time at Nowaja Semlja, and who has in the ground ever since the time when just returned to St. Petersburgh, has the Scandinavians made tong maritime given an account of the peculiar conseexpeditions, and brought into the north quencer arising from the division of the the spoils of the provinces of the south days and nights in that latitude. The of Europe.

country is covered with frozen snow, DENMARK.

and enveloped in darkness from the Ducky of Holstein, Fredericksgate middle of October to the end of FeColony of the Poor This rising esta- bruary. The inhabitants live by the blishment was forined by means of chase and by fishing, and having no a joint stock consisting of 180 shares, watches to mark the approaching traneach amouoting to 100 rix dollars sitions from darkness to light, or from (about 201), by adaval subscriptions of light to darkness, they have contrived about 56. each, payable for four years, the following means of marking the aad by donations of unlimited amount. time. lo each cabin there is a pot to November, 1821, all the shares were filled with oil from the sca-dog; and disposed of. The canal subscriptions which is made to burn as a lamp for produced 609 rix dollars, (about 1201.) exactly twenty-four hours, und is reand the donations 700, (about 1401.) só plenished with great punctuality. No that the whole money oblained amount ibing can' be more magnificent than a ed to 19,300 rix dollars, (about 2,1921.) summer's night in these regions, the ibe direetors of the establishment have suo appearing in the horizon with an entered into a contract for the con- immeasurable disk, and presenting to struction of twenty houses for the co. the naked eye the deep red hue of loay, at the rate of 300 rix dollars burning coal. (about 601) each, stones and mortar Columns of the Church of Isaac. Bot included. At the time of this The enormous columps of granite deagreement, that is to say, at the begin- stined for the portico of tbis new church Eur. Mag. Feb. 1823.

are very remarkable. To shew their prove that the real player may lie consize, we will bere give the comparative cealed in a recess behind that drawer, size of the known ancient and modern while the interior of the table is excolamps. 1st, The column of Alexan- posed to public view, and quit his hiddria, called Pompey's Pillar, occu- ing-place as soon as the doors of the pies the first rank. It is of red gra- table are closed; and it is declared nite, its height is 67 feet 4 inches, 11, that he has, by repeated exhibitions, lines; 2dly,are the columns of the church convinced thousands of persons of of Isaac, the height of which is 56 the practicability of such an arrangefeet; 3dly, the ruins of a column found ment. Dear Mount Citorio at Rome, 52 feet 4

FRANCE. inches ; 4th, the columns of the portico Mons. Casati, a traveller recently of the Pantheon, 46 feet 9 inches, 11 returned from Egypt, has brought from lines in beight; 5th, the columos of that country, amongst other antiquities, the cathedral of Casan, at St. Peters- sixteen rolls of papyrus, two of which burgh, 42 feet high ; 6th, two columns are in the Greek character, one in the of St. Paul's Church at Rome, 38 feet Greek and Egyptian characters mixed, 4 inches, and of the same height are and the rest are in bieroglyphics or the columns of the bath of Dioclesian, hierotiques, accompanied by symboand those of Caracaua now at Florence lical figures. M. Casati has also in near the bridge of the Trinity.

his possession many MSS. on papyrus, According to tbe resolution of a com- torn and injured by the awkwardness mittee named for the enfranchisement of a priest. These antiquities were of serfs, a quarter of those living in from the island of Elephant. These Livonia recovered their liberty on the latter fragments appear to be written 10th of October last. New enfranchise- in Latin, the letters are large, but so ments will take place from year to year; overloaded with flourishes and lines and in 1925 personal slavery will be that it is difficult to decipher them. entirely abolished in this province, all The three MSS. described above were the inhabitants of which, restored to procured from Thebes, and were sold to the dignity of men and citizens, will M. Casati by the Arabs, wbo assured enjoy their natural rights.

bim they were discovered at the same The Russian Academy at St. Peters- time with the Contract of Ptolemy, burgh, founded in imitation of the published by M. Boekb, and with the French Academy, has already finished other Greek MS. in possession of a Dictionary of the Russian language Messrs. Salt and Drouetti. According which will appear in six volumes. to the account of the Arabs, the whole ITALY.

of them were found in the same earthern M. Michele Leoni continues to pub- vessel in the sepulchral caverns of the lish his excellent trapslation of Shak- capital of the country. The first of speare. He has neglected nothing in these MSS. is ten feet six inches long order to do justice to the richness, va- and eight ivcbes broad, and is covered riety and sublimity of the original. His from one end to the other. The second powers are superior to the generality M$. is only two feet long by one foot of translators, and he never weakens broad. The third MS. although of Shakspeare's thoughts by feeble ex- great antiquity, is far less ancient than pressions or a verbose style.

the preceding. Mons. St. Martin has

made a report upon these MSS. to the The French Charta has been trans- Institute, and which may be seen in lated into Spanish with notes, in which the Journal des Sçavans, for September the translator endeavours to prove that last. The MSS. have been purchased it is greatly inferior to the Constitution for the Antiquarian Department of the of the Cortes of Cadiz.

King's Library, and Messrs. Raoul, NETHERLANDS,

Rochette and St. Martin purpose to Chess.-An amateur of chess in Brus. have them printed. sels has discovered the secret of the Great Zodiacs of Esné and Den. Automaton Chess-player, which, he dera M. Champollion, jun. by means says, consists in concealing under the of his alphabet, with which he can intable a person who directs the moves. terpret the hieroglyphics, fixes the He has constructed a machine repre- former to the reign of Claudius, and senting the table, and the drawer in that of the latter, to the reign of Nero. which the pieces are kept, in order to

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Mr. Ackermann has just issued a A Treatise on Mental Derangement, periodical publication in Spanish, under being the Substance of the Gulstonian the title of Periodico Trimestre, inti. Lectures delivered in the Royals coltulado Variedades; o Mensagero de lege of Pysicians, in May, 1822. By Londres, which contains a number of Francis Willis, M.D. 1 vol. 8vo. plates, exbibiting striking landscapes, The King of the Peak, in 3 vols. buildings, furniture, and fashions. 12mo. By the Author of the Cavalier,

A Catalogue of the library of Napo. &c. leop,late Emperor of France, which was Wine and Walnuts; or, After Dinner removed from St. Helena, by order of Chit Chat, 2 vols. 12mo. By a Cockhis Majesty's goveroment, bas just ney Greybeard. been poblished. The books, it seems, The Third Volume of the Transac, have been purchased by Bossange and tions of the Literary Society of Bom, Co., and are now on sale. Many of bay. the works are illustrated and adorned Shortly will be published, in small with notes and observations in the 8vo, Body and Soul. Vol. Second, conband-writing of the exile.

taining Filial Affection—The SuicideExploratory Travels; or an Account Philosophy and Religion—The Reof an Epedition from Pittsburgh to the covery The Excursion - Pastoral Rocky Mountains, performed in the Visits-Grace-The Rector's Death years 1819-20, by order of the govern- The Penitent Woman. Also a new ment of the United States of America, edition of Vol. First. is compiling from the notes of the Gen- A Poem, entitled the Judgment of tlemen composing the Party by Mr. Ed. Hubert, is about to make its appear. win James the botanist and geologist of the Expedition.

Fifteen Years in India; or, Sketches The subject of the next novel by of a Soldier's Life, Second edition, the author of Waterley is said to be Being an attempt to describe Persons The Gunpowder Plot.

and Things in various Parts of HinMr. Dunlop, the author of The History dostan. From the Journal of an Oficer of Fiction, bas in the press, a History of in his Majesty's Service, in 1 vol. 8vo. Roman Literature from its Earliest The Edinburgh Annual Register for Period to the Augustan Age.

1819 and 1820, are nearly ready for Mr. W. J. Bankes, M. P., has pre- publication. sented to the University library several Dr. Pring, of Bath, has in the press, valoable books recently printed at An Exposition of the Principles of Milan and Venice, among which are Pathology, and of the Treatment of classical works edited by Angelo Maio, Diseases. In one vol. 8vo. the learned librarian of the Vatican; Mr. Bird, author of the Vale of the Chronicle of Eusebius, by Aucher; Slaughden, &c. has a volume in the Ciakciak's Italian, Armenian and Tur- press, entitled Poetical Memuirs. kish Dictionary; and Aucher's Ar- Mr. J. H. Wiffen has in the press a benian and English Grammar. Most Translation in English Verse of the of these rare and curious works are Works of Garcilasso de la Vega, suron fine paper, and are rendered more named the Prince of Castilian Poets, valuable from the limited number of with a Critical and Historical Essay copies which were printed, in some on the Rise, Progress, Decay, and Reinstances only twenty having been vival of Spanish Poetry, and a Life strack off.

and Portrait of the Author. Printed The Royal Library.-We congratu. of an uniform size with Lord Holland's late the learned upon the King's gift Lives of Lope de Vega and Guiller of the library, collected by his late de Castro. It will be published in Majesty, to the British Museum. There March. are few collections enriched with so A new Volume of Hansard's Parliamany rare books, as well as books in- mentary Debates is on the eve of pubtrinsically valuable. It embraces every lication. branch of literature, especially dic- Sir William Gell's Tour through the tionaries, early printed books, and old Morea, in one vol. 8vo., and Mrs. StothEnglish Poetry.

ards Memoirs of her late Husband, WORKS IN THE PRESS.

Charles Alfred Stothard, F.S.A. will ar Major Long's Exploratory Travels pear in a few days. to the Rocky Mountaios of America, The Annual Biography and Obituary in 3 vols. Svo. illustrated with Maps for 1823, will be published early this and Plates.

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THE DRAMA,

RING'S THEATRE, ITALIAN OPERA.

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THE first masquerade for this season C. Vestris, Mademoiselles Mercandotti has taken place. The house was trans- and Varennes, aod of some picturesque formed, in the manner usual upon such grouping by the Corps de Ballet. The occasions, into a species of amphithe- solitary scene, too, is well imagined atre, on the arena of which the candi and skilfully arranged, much to the dates for whimsical fame exhibited their credit of Signor Zara, who has been motley characters, or tripped it on the for some years attached to this theatre, & light fantastic toe" to the music of two and is one of its best supports. bands, which alternately played dur- La Donna del Lago, by Rossini, has ing the night. The boxes around were been brought out at this theatre. The also partially, filled with spectators, story is well known to every body who and the gallery crowded to overflow. is likely to feel any interest in an Itaing. In consequence of the arrange. ljan opera, being formed upon, or rather ments which had been previously made is an abridgment of, Sir Walter Scott's by Mr. Ebers, the number of characters poem, which it follows closely, and is at this masquerade exceeded what we tolerably well dramatized by Signor have been accastomed to see at such Tottola, of Naples, where it was first exhibitions; a. circumstance which and quite unsuccessfully performed, gave an appearance of picturesque ya. Madame Ronzi de Begnis was the he. riety to the whole assemblage, and roine of the piece; and if her figure rendered it more gay and pleasing to derogated in a slight degree from the the eye, and also more animated than portrait drawn by the poet, her excel. we should otherwise have found it. lent acting and singiog removed every Almost every notorious part that ever other impression. We have heard her was represented on a stage, from the in more perfect voice, but never more deepest tragedy to the buffoonery of gifted with the beauties of style and Billy Waters, might be seen dressed at expression. Signor Curioni, as the least,ifuot performed, among the crowd. Knight of Snowdon, exbibited mucha There might also be discovered, among energy. Signor Porto, who was Doug. the masks and dominos, several per- las, gave a bass song, in the first act, sons of distinction in the fashionable with considerable spirit, wbich pro. world, some of whom appeared to have duced an encoro. Signor Reina, the courted tbe jests which were sported on last new tenor, personated Roderic them by the transparency of their dis- Dhu: Malcolm was represented by guises,

Madame Vestris with success, particu. We have to notice a new dance, un. larly in the duets with Madame Ronzi der the imposing title of a “comie de Begnis; the voices contrasted well ballet," named La Noce du Village, and harmonized finely with each other. composed by M. Aumer, the ballet. Some of the dresses are in good cosmaster, whose Carnaval de Venise made tume, that of Madame Vestris in partia very strong impression in his favour, cular. The only new scene was the and prepared the public to expect every

first in the piece, exhibiting a view of thing from his talent. The Noce du Loch Katrine and the surrounding Village is a mere divertissement, con- mountains, but it was an extremely fined not only to a single act, but to a fine one. This was by far the best single scene. It is, nevertheless, a very performance, and the most attractive pretty divertissement, and is the vehicle opera, of the present season. of some good dancing by M.and Madame

DRURY LANE.

Goldsmith's comedy of She Stoops to who bad been disabled by an attack of Conquer was brought forward to in- illness from undertaking the part of troduce Liston for the first time on this Hardcastle. The place of this great stage in Tony Lumpkin. The interest master of broad grips was supplied by of the performance was somewhat les Terry, who performed the part with mened by the apology made at the com- his usual correctness apd ability, but mencement of the evening for Munden, we missed more than once the aspect

of Monden, whose laboured, strongly Dandie Dinmont in the person of Mr. marked humour would have so finely Sherwin, from the York Theatre. Mr. contrasted and set off the rich plum- Sherwin displayed not only a just conpadding countenance of Liston, burst- ception of the part he had undertaken, ing with spontaneous drollery. It is but a good deal of that bumour which Deedless to follow Liston through all peculiarly belongs to it. His voice the scenes of his excellent performance: we thought deficient in streugh, and Mrs. Davidson was Miss Hardcastle, his accent iu richness, but, taken altoand performed it with updiminished gether, the effort was highly respecta. spirit. The rest of the Play was well ble, and certainly it was attended with got up:

a good deal of applause. Mr. Liston's All dramatic performances being for. Dominie Sampson was, as usual, a biddeo on the night of King Charles's source of high entertainment. Mr. Martyrdom, a part of The Messiah was Braham and the other performers susgiven at this house, with one act oftained in their respective degrees the Miscellaneous Music, and a Sacred reputation which the public bad long Opera by Rossini, under the title of since assigned them. Cyrus in Babylon, or Ciro in Babi. A new farce under the title of Deaf lonia. This is one of his early pro- as a Post, amounts to little more than ductions, and many of his fifty-times- a re-cooking of an old piece of a similar repeated passages may be recognised description, called The Deaf Lorer., in it. There is a certain airiness run. As its continuance in this world will ning through it, and in places it is be but of short duration, a detailed ac. almost pretty ; but it has nothing of count of it is unnecessary. the grandeur which should be found in Artaxerxes was performed at this this species of musical drama, and con- theatre to a crowded house, who witlaids not a single thought that can be nessed the exertions of Miss Stephens recollected after the voices and instru. and Mr. Braham, as Mandane and ments have ceased sounding.

Arbaces, with as much satisfaction as The tragedy of King Lear has been there petition of an opera, which begins performed, for the first time ibis season, to fatigue from its want of novelty, oan poder circumstances wbich could not be expected to elicit. Nothing tould fail to add considerably to its attrac- exceed the delightful execution of the tiota. The text of Shakspeare was in well-known Irish air, introduced by come instances restored, and the ori. Miss Stephens, which was loudly enginal catastrophe, as written by our cored. immortal Bard, afforded Mr. Kean an Rossini's opera The Lady of the opportunity of making one of the most Lake has been introduced at this powerful appeals to the heart which the theatre, adapted to English words. stage has ever boasted. No language The whole opera was not attempted to can do justice to its excellence. The be given; only a selection from it formandience hung with breathless atten- ing

one act of the Oratorio, The best tion upon every word be uttered, and part of the finale to the first act, commany a tearful eye bore testimony to prisiog a triple chorus that is capable ibe power with which he represented of producing a powerful result, was the agonies of a broken heart.

omitted. The first part of the Oratorio The musical play of Guy Mannering was well put together, and Mrs. Salattracted an overflowing audience, and mon, Miss Stephens, and Mr. Braham, Miss Stephens made her appearance in sung some charming songs from the the character of Lucy Bertram. In Redemption ; the chorusses went off addition to the songs which properly well; and at the end of it, Madame belong to the drama, Miss Stephens Camporese gave, in a very superior introduced “ The last rose io summer," manner " Tu ch'accendi," and Mr. and “Leeze me on my soldier's love." Muschelles played a very animated She was in excellent voice, and was Piano-forte Concerto, being his first much applauded in all her efforts. The appearance in London this season. only novelty, however, was a new

COVENT GARDEN.

The greatest novelty of the month at The plot departs from the novel in this theatre has been a new play in five most of its details. Dalgarno, a gay acts, called Nigel, or, The Crown nobleman, subservient to Buckingham, Jewels, dramatized from the Scotch is the hero of this play; and his tools novel, entitled The Fortunes of Nigel, are, the bully Peppercole, and Skourlie,

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