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JULY, 1823 :
PUBLISHED ON THE FIRST OF
WITH A PORTRAIT OP SIR JOHN FLEMING LEICESTER, BART., Colonel of the Cheshire Yeomanry Cavalry, and a distinguished Patron of British Art.
PAGE ENGLISH BOOKS.
PAGE MEMOIR OF SIR JOAN FLEMING LEICES- Memoirs of the History of France, dictated TBR, BART, 3 by Napoleon to Count de Montholon ....
63 Love and Reason
4 Journal of a Tour in France, Switzerland, British Antiquities. ---No:11l. 6 and Italy, by Marianne Colston
69 A Dramatic Fragment Epistles of Mary Queen of Scots. By Mrs. Opie..
Science and Literature.
13 False or True; an original Tale, by Mrs.
FOREIGN :- America - South America Opie (concluded)
Hayti - Russia — Prussia - Sweden Twa words to the Scotch-fowk in London 34
Denmark-Germany Greece Portugal What an Escape
Netherlands - Italy - Switzerland
45 The Rev. Edward Irving, Preacher at the
ENGLISH;-Works in the Press-recent Caledonian Chapel 47. publications, &c
85 86 87 88 89
51 Intelligence relative to the Fine Arts 54
Covent Garden Theatre,
English Opera House
List of Patents.....
MONTHLY MEMORANDA French
Annals of the Mussulmans, by Rampoldi 61 Comercial Report .
Michele Leoni.-On the Satirical Drama Meteorological Table..
62 Price of Canal Shares, &c,
91 92 93 96 96
Published for the Proprietors,
As this is the commencement of our Eighty-fourth Volume, and the Second of a new Series, our readers, perhaps, will pardon us for feeling some degree of pride and satisfaction while we entreat them to pass judga favour our work may make very large pretensions; and it shall be our highest ambition to extend its duration by the infusion of fresh spirit into every department. It has generally been the custom to affix the Frontispiece of every Volume to the first Number: this has in many instances been attended with the inconvenience of publishing Engravings before the Artist has been able to do the subjects adequate justice. To prevent this, we defer giving the Frontispiece of the present Volume until it is in its most perfect state, and we are sure that our subscribers will approve our discretion when they receive the admirable work of the Highest Art which we have in preparation. It is The Lorenzo de Medici of Michael Angelo, a specimen of Sculpture which has never been equalled, either by the ancients or moderns, and which has as yet never been engraved. Every artist will give us credit for the taste and good fortune which have procured an exquisite engraving of this admirable statue for the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE.
E are obliged to “a Constant Reader," for his note ; we confess our ignorance of the fact he mentions relative to the “ State Dunces."
The following Contributions we are obliged to decline. Poems by W. L.- The History of the Hat-Paul Jones, the pirate--Verses on reading Mr. Bowring's Poems—Two Poems, by Maria AnneTwilight, by R. E. I. 1.-Ode to Spring, by T.T.-British Liberty, by Onissimus, deficient in euphony—The Poems sent by M. V.
following are under consideration. A Word of London-St. Stephen's Walbrook, &c.-Observations on Hamlet, by Goëthe–The Three Sisters, from the German-St. Kevin's Bed-A Fairie Tale-Morning, by R. E. L. I.
SIR JOHN FLEMING LEICESTER, BART. Colonel of the King's Regiment of Cheshire Yeomanry Cavalry, and one of the most
distinguished Patrons of British Art. (With a Portrait, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, and engraved by J.Thomson.).
As we have during the last two England; and among the most emiyears presented our readers with nent we hesitate not to name the many portraits of distinguished subject of our present memoir, Artists, who in painting and sculp- and we are happy in being able to ture render their country illustrious; give his portrait, which will be the we now, with considerable pride and more acceptable to our readers as it gratification, present them with a is a specimen of the talents of one of portrait of one of those zealous pa- the most celebrated portrait painters trons of the Fine Arts, without of this or any other country, Sir whose fostering care and liberal en- Joshua Reynolds. The patronage couragement the arts themselves which Sir John Leicester has bewould become extinçt. In com- stowed exclusively on native genius merce, manufactures and agricul- is well known; and his gallery of ture, there needs no Mæcenas; the pictures by British artists, which he wants of mankind and a liberal gratuitously and patriotically opens spirit of enterprize are always suf- to the public every Spring, evinces ficient to call forth their powers, and his liberality, his exquisite taste, and to provide for their success. The bis love for the Fine Arts. We same may be said of literature; the have been extremely anxious to promass of mankind are now so en- duce a full and accurate sketch lightened, that food for the mind is of the life of Sir John Leicester, as necessary to their happiness as and we are promised an interesting food for the body is conducive to and faithful memoir from the able their health: hence it is that literary pen of a gentleman, on whose fideli. men require no patrons, the only ty every reliance may be placed. It patronage they seek for is in an en- has proved a great disappointment lightened and free public. But this to us that we have not as yet receive is not the case with the Fine Arts, ed this memoir, and that we are they are of later and more tender obliged to defer it until next month, growth, and stand in need of careful although we have reason to think cultivation and the warmest sun- it will arrive before our present shine of patronage.
The public number is published. This delay taste, although refining and en- will, however, be attended with one creasing, is at present far from being great advantage; it will enable us able to reward our best artists with- to do more justice to this memoir, out the aid of liberal individuals, than is usual with our biographical who are gifted with good taste, large sketches in general. fortunes, and enlightened minds. Such individuals we can boast of in (To be concluded in our next.)
* Mr. Moore has written a very beautiful allegory called " Love and Reason," which, like every thing that flows from his pen, displays peculiar elegance, and “sparkles with poetic fire;" he seems, however, to have departed from his creed, as " the bard of Venus,". in causing Love to be subdued by Reason. The following little poem, in which the conclusion will be found to be reversed, was written in the spirit of imitation ; but, without the slightest intention of provoking a comparison : for," who could bend a bow with Ulysses?"