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Uprising from its dream of resta have given us a more impressive
The Hermit of Mona, a Poem, and Again our matin song to sing,
other Poems. By Thomas Joones, To the great cause of light and love.". Esq. of the Inner Temple, 12mo.
pp. 110. London, 1822. The following lines appear to us prosaic to a degree, that no counting
We trust that Mr. Pope's wellon the fingers can induce us to catí
known line, “Who pens a stanza them poetical ; such as
when he should engross," does not
apply to this gentleman of the Inner “ Heaven's right lined path may I dis Temple, whose volume gives us a cern."
proof that he has been toiling up “ A hand-breadth from the onward the steep and difficult ascent of road."
Parnassus. Of the numberless works “ Walkest sublime in the winds, and that now issue from the press it is greetest,” &c.
not to be imagined that many can
attain to lasting celebrity, or that In some instances whole measures even their authors design them for are to us dissonant; such as any thing more than a recreation to
themselves and an amusement to “ Come forth in thy purple robes again, the public for a season. We are far Thou bright star of Heaven;
from wishing to condemn works of Another day the guardian of men
minor interest, and we view their Has to his children given.”
increase without any of the asperity The following is simple and but, on the contrary, we accept
so commonly attributed to critics, pretty, although the ideas are not
them as proofs of the growing pronew :
pensity to literature, and hail them
as evidence of the improved state “ Yes Nature is a splendid shew, Where an attentive mind may bear,
of society. Music in all winds that blow;
The volume now before us is one And see a silent worshipper
of the minor productions of the In every flower, in every tree,
season, and if it cannot boast any In every vale, on every hill;
lofty pretensions to merit, it is at Perceive a choir of melody
least on a level with the better proIn waving grass or whispering rill, ductions of its class. The two prinAnd catch a soft but solemn sound; cipal poems, the one consisting of Or worship from the smallest Ay, fifty pages, and the other of fortyThe cricket chirping on the ground, thrce, are the best, the miscellaneThe trembling leaf that hangs on high.”
ous poems being of little merit.
We are always unwilling to cenIf we are rather severe in our sure, but we cannot flatter the critique upon Mr. Bowring, it has author that he is embued with the been on the principle that able poetic fire sufficiently to attract minds can bear to have their faults much attention in an age which laid
open. We have a high respect boasts so many writers of genius for this gentleman's powers of in and learning. If the work be intellect, and, considering the pre- tended for its “ hour upon the occupied nature of his subjects, we stage," we do not condemn it; if it are bound to acknowledge that very be intended for a longer life, the few of our living authors could author's hopes will be disappointed.
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE,
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.
were offered for the promotion of obNew York. -A merchant of this city jects of a local interest. The governhas just established a steam packet. ment has further ordered that those boat, to ply regularly between New York members of the Academy of Oriental and Charleston, South Carolina, from Languages at Fort William who can whence it is to proceed to the Havan- produce certificates from the profesnah, and to touch again at Charleston sors, stating their progress in any one ou its return. The vessel is named the of the languages taught, shall receive Robert Fulton, she is of 700 tons, and a reward of 800 roupees (about £84). If can use her sails in case of pecessity. their progress be at all remarkable She is well armed, and is easily sup the reward may be extended to 1,600 plied with fuel, from the abundance of roupees. wood in all parts of America.
GERMANY. l'irginia, Charlotteville.--Mr. Jef The Concordia (an almanack) for ferson, the fortner President of the 1823, published at Leipsic, has been United States, has finished a useful and seized and confiscated, on account of glorious life by establishing the Uni. its containing the lives of Themistocles versity of Virginia,” at Charlotteville, and Camillus, with some allusions near Monticello, his place of residence. which were considered of a seditious The building, raised at the expense of nature. the province, is of the ancient order The Literary Gazette, published at of architecture. There will be ten Munick, by M. de Mastiaux, for the professors, each having a separate use of the Catholic priests, has been apartment, and there will be five re subjected to the censor of the press. fectories, and 104 chambers for 208 A Rescript of the King of Bavaria pupils. Mr. Jefferson declares his in. has just founded, in Schleisheim, a tention to select the most able profes school of rural economy, similar to sors from Europe, in order to inake the agricultural institutions of M. de this University the first in the United Fellenberg, in which the pupils are States.
divided into three classes. The first SOUTH AMERICA.
class comprehends all those who are Buenos Ayres.-The public instruc- destined io inferior species of labour; tion established in this city is divided the secopd admits those who are to be into four branches. 1st. languages, made acquainted with various practical metapbysics, and belles lettres; 2nd. modes of agriculture; and the third the abstract and mixed sciences; 3rd. class consists of persons who are to be medicine; and 4th. jurisprudence. taught the sciences relating to rural The societies established to correspond economy. Theories are to be ahjured, with these four divisions are, the Lite and the instructions will be founded rary Society, the Societies for Mathe. upon the basis of observation and ex. matics and Natural Philosophy, both periment. This establishment, as well jo theory and application to public as the Polytechnical Museum, opened works; the Society of Medicine, and in May, 1822, must be considered lastly, the Society of Jurisprudence. amongst the most useful institutions ASIA.
for promoting industry. The plan ori. Sumatra, Bencoulen.—The expedi- ginated with the Minister of Finance. tion fitted out at Madrass, to ascertain The last convent of monks in Saxony the length of the pendulum under the has at length been broken up. It had line, arrived at Bencouled, on the 20th been reduced to only eight monks, and of April, 1822, on board the Morning the building had long been used as a Star. The governor immediately pro- magazine for military stores. Five of vided a vessel to convey the gentlemen these monks have been appointed of the expedition, with their attendants teachers in the Catholic Gympasium at and instruments, to a place adapted to Erfurt. their object.
For a length of time the students of Calcutta.-The Agricultural Society the German Universities have been in of this city held its sitting on the 22nd the habit of forming either secret or May, 1822. Dr. Rossell was admitted public associations, and which the a member. The government have of government has in vain attempted to fered the society the annual sum of prevent. The associations kuown under one thousand roupees. Several prizes ihe names of Landsmannschafften, Bur
schenschafften, &c. have no sooner dals were distributed to the artists and
ing a porter who was born at Erzerum, In making excavations in the moun in Arinenia, in 1702. His name is Soast tain of Bronislawn, in the province of Oglow, and last year be performed Cracow, not far from the monument the feat of carrying a sack of flour to erected in honour of Kosciusko, there the top of a little hill. He has a strong bas been found in a rock or bed of appetite, and his memory is excellent. chalk, and at ten ells below the surface, His grey beard has begun to grow an enormous back bone of an animal. black at the roots, a phenomenon not It is twelve ells long, and anatomists without precedent amongst old people. are examining it in order to ascertain He has cut three teeth since he was whether it is the remnant of any ani 100 years old, but his hearing has tomal existing before the deluge.
tally failed him, owing, perhaps, to his
poverty obliging him to sleep in the In last September was held at Ber streets during the rigoar of the scason, lin, the first exhibition of objects of and owing also to his want of clothing. national art and industry. The ex M. Busche, counsellor of state, bas hibition was on the plan of those of taken the portrait of this old man, and France and Bavaria ; it lasted six the military governor, Count Langeron, weeks, and was held at the Institute of has afforded him assistance. Industry. The sums paid for tickets The government of Caucasus has of admission and for catalogues were been erected into a province of four devoted to afford gratuitous instruc districis, by an Ukase, dated the tion to pupils of merit. After the 24th July, 1822, Staropol to be the close of the exbibition honorary mc capital.
have been taken for the preservation The Swedes have improved so much of these antiquities, in the art of making saltpetre, that The Society for the Improvement of they entertain hopes of entirely dis Arts at Geneva have offered a premium pensing with any importation of that of 500 forips (about £100), for the best article. According to the official re plan of a Museum, to be constructed turn, East Gothland bas alone manufac above the Orangery of the Botanical tured last year 3,400 Swedish liesp Garden, on the scale of the Orangery funds.
being enlarged on each side by five The journal printed at Stockholm, arches equal to those already existing. under the title of Argus the Second, The building is to contain, besides the has been suppressed, and superceded elongation of the orangery on the by one entitled Argus the Third. ground floor, a hall of antiquities, a
picture gallery, a hall, lighted from TURKEY.
the top, for the exhibition of paintings, A Greek bishop has put into the another ball for drawings after nature, hands of M. Berggren, Swedish Al with one or two contiguous cabinets, moner at Constantinople, the sacred and, finally, a hall for the school of book of the Druses, which consists of modeling. The candidates, in their 146 quarto pages. This volume, con plans, are not to neglect tbe details of taining principles dishonourable to the interior ornaments. Two other humanity, bas hitherto been concealed prizes have also been offered by anonyfrom the laity.
mous individuals for plans of the same. ITALY.
description of building to be erected There have been discovered at Ver on some public spot, such, for instance, celle a maouscript copy of the Proe as the Place de la Comedie. The mium of the Institutes, and of the Epito first prize is a golden medal, valued at me of Julien ; and there has also been 500 florius, and the second a similar discovered at Pistoja a copy of the medal, but valued at only 200 forins. Code of Justinian, made in the tenth These plans are lo contain, on the century.
ground floor, two halls for the school Mr. Bluhme, who has been a long of paintiog, one for that of modeling, time at Verona, preparing a second a depôt for the plaster and casts, apartedition of Gajus, has just discovered ments for the keeper, and other accom at Vercelli a manuscript of the Col. modations for the directors of the latio legum mosaicarum et romanarum studies and for the keeper; two halls of the tenth century.
to be used as depôts for the machines SWITZERLAND,
relative to agriculture and industry. Berne.—Mr. Ulric Schenk, a skilful On the first floor, the building to conmechanist of Berpe, and pupil of the tain a hall for antiquities, two contigucelebrated Reichenbach, has just in ous picture galleries, a hall for draw. vented a new sort of pump or fire iogs after nature, a hall for the engine. In September last he exhibited assembly of about 100 persons, and a the powers of this useful engine in cabinet for engravings. On the second the presence of a vast number of spec- floor, two suits of apartments for the tators at Lozwyl, near Langenthal. directors of the academy, each consist. The pump placed in any stream or ing of five rooms and two working basin, was able to throw up a volume apartments, offices for the above officers of water to the height of 125 feet, si and the keeper. The building is to multaneously supplying two other occupy not more than 7,000 superficial pumps of an ordinary description. square feet. The plans are to be on
Lausanne.- Messrs. Reynier and de a scale of two lines to a foot. A stateDoropierre, conservators of the anti ment of details with an estimate is to quities of the Canton, reported to the accompany each plan. Council of State, last November, a dis. The government of Berne has en covery at the site of the ancient Aven. trusted to Professor Spell, the charge ches of two mosaic pavements of a of compiling a code of municipal laws. beautiful description, and in high preservation. The largest of these pave. The following is a list of the works ments represented a head of Ceres, of of the Emperor Napoleon, and which the natural size, a part of a stag, a jay, will undoubtedly be inserted in the a lion, &c. elegantly framed. The collection of the works of Napoleon other pavement was about twenty-two Buonaparte, published at Paris, by M. feet square, and was situated in the Panckoucke. 1. Letter of M. Buonameadows of Maladeyre; its designs parte to M. Maltes Buttafuoco, Deputy are various but fantastical. Measures of Corsica, at the National Assembly,
1790, signed Buonaparte, and dated cident that often occurs. M. Herpio, from the Cabinet of Millet, 28th Jan. of Mentz, and Secretary of the Society Second Year of Liberty, 1790. This of Arts in that city, has effected a seletter consists of 28 pages, 8vo., and curity agajust such accidents by a was printed by M. Fr. X. Joly, at Dole, very simple machine, by which it is when Buonaparte was a lieutenant of contrived that on opening the cellar, the regiment de la Fere. Napoleon two triangular pieces of iron, by a selfbimself corrected the proofs, and set action, rise at the extremities of the out for that parpose at four o'clock in opening, and, on shutting the cellar, the morning from Auxonne to Dole; those triangles rest against one of the after he had finished the correction he walls ; neither in opening nor in shutpartook of a breakfast with M. Joly, ting the cellars, does this contrivance and returned to bis garrison, at noon, produce any inconvenience to the street. the distance being eight leagues, by It has been examined and approved post. M. Amanthon of Dijon, has a by the Academical Society of Metz, copy of this letter, which was pre Swimming Machine.-At the
Academy sented by the author to a lady of of Swimming (d'hirer du Gros-CailAuxonne. 2. The Supper of Beaucaire. lou) on the 23rd March, an experi Avignon, a Sabine Journal, (Journal ment was made before a vast concourse Sabio) 1793, 8vo. and anonymous. 3. of spectators, of a machine for preA complete collection of the letters, serving swimmers from submersion. proclamations, speeches, inessages, &c. Tie machine is called a Rouanette of Napoleon, 2 vol. 8vo. 4. The un from its inventor, M. Ronan, a teacher published correspondence, official and of Paris, residing at No. 21, Marché confidential, of Napoleon Buonaparte, Saint Honoré. The contrivance is two 7 vols. 8vo. 5. The notes to a volume tin cones, very much elovgated and intitled the Battle of Austerlitz, by the strongly joined together. They are Austrian General, Baron Stutterheim, applied under the arm-pits, and a per8vo. 6. Manuscript from the Island son by their means can cross a river, of Elba, from the Bourbons in 1815, bearing even a load or weight. The Memoirs of Napoleon, 7. On the Edu- experiment was continued for more cation of the Princes of the Blood in than half an hour, and by four persons, France. 8. Notes annexed to the amongst whom was the inventor, and Moniteur upon the translations of the a young child that did not know how English Journals, which were submit. to swim. The exhibition took place ted to bju. 9. Essay, for the Prize on a basin nearly 100 feet long, and proposed by the Academy of Besancon. 20 broad, and 7 or 8 deep. The suc10. History of Corsica, in 2 vols. 12mo. cess of the experiment was complete. When Napoleon was in the Garrison of M. Barrot Roullon, editor of a work Auxonne in 1790, he sent for M. Joly entitled, of the People and of Govern. to treat with him on the printing of ments, taken from the Philosophical this work. Napoleon, at that time, oc History of Raynal, has been sentenced cupied in the barracks a room, of to three months imprisonment, and to which the whole furniture consisted of pay 200 francs, on the ground of his a bad bed, two chairs, and a table publication containing noxious opinions. placed before the window, and covered M. Dardonville, a dentist, and the with books and papers. One of his author of some reflections upon treabrothers slept on a mattrass in a little son, has been condemned'to pay a fine side room. The bookseller agreed 500 francs, and to suffer one month's upon the price, but Napoleon was or imprisonment. dered to Toulon, and the work was The romance of Felicia, and the never printed. 11. An account of a poems 5 de la Chandelle d'Arras" Polygrabic Machine for printing cir have been destroyed, by order of the culars with rapidity. 12. A Manu Cour Royal of Paris. M. Logier, a script at present in possession of Count bookseller, accused of selling the works Dzialioski. 13. A history of his Public to the injury of good morals, has been Life, written at St. Helena, and at released from the charge. present in possession of his testamen M. B. Constapt has been sentenced tary executors.
to pay a fine of 1000 francs, for libels A very serious defect in the con against the Attorney-general of the struction of the houses in many cities, Court of Poitiers, contained in and particularly in that of Mentz, is Letter addressed to that Officer. He the apertures in the pavements leading has been sentenced to a further fine of into the cellars, and by which a person 1000 francs, for his Letter to M. de might be precipitated to the depth of Carrere, which appeared in several fifteen or twenty feel, a specics of ac of the public journals.