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force of habit, always prepare the earth at the same Illustrations of Human Life. By the regular period, without thinking of the fluctuations Author of “ Tremaine” and “ De Veré." of the seasons, ought to know that the budding of
3 Vols. H. Colburn, London. the trees is the certain herald of the spring, and that it is vain to cast seed into the soil until that
Mr. Warde's reputation is high as a didactic sign is visible. In the same way, the fall of the
novelist. He is at the head of a class in which leaf is the signal for the winter seed. It is re
he has few imitators, and into which none can iparkable, however, that, although the time of the
enter but men of consummate ability and wideyear wheu the trees bud varies year after year, the
reaching experience. His novels are not so much succession of trees undergoes no change whatever. When they begin to bud, whether late or early, character. They have very little to do with modes
pictures of society, as practical expositions of human they always advance in the same order—beginning
of life, with mere conventions, forms, and manners; with the honeysuckle, which is some two months
they anatomize the morale of society, exhibit men earlier than the gooseberry; then the currants,
under its ordinary influences, and unveil their elder, birch, weeping willow, raspberry, &c. : the acacia and ash are amongst the very latest. The
motives, and the action of their principles. In the whole of this process of vegetation takes place,
process of this exhibition he is sometimes too exact
and minute; he accumulates too many data ; and with the exception of the first few shrubs, within a
occasionally becomes formal even to prolixity. single month—that month used to be April, but
But this is rather the necessity of the subject than we are fortunate if we see the leaves of the last
the want of skill in the writer. Having once set tree out in June. The compiler of this pleasant
in upon an abstruse deliueation, it is not always little volume—which bears a very graceful look, possible to render it complete without sacrificing and which is written in a real spirit of admiration
the minor interests of the fiction. Some parts of derives his materials chiefly from Gilpin and
Mr. Warde's previous works have, on this account, Evelyn, excellent authorities in their way. He
been pronounced by many readers to be heavy and gives a description of each tree, and an account of painfully elaborate. But that was because they the purposes to which its timber is ordinarily
took them up in an erroneous spirit, and anticipated applied—so that in one view the reader has both
a species of pleasure from them which they did the picturesque and the useful brought under his attention. The whole is illustrated by woodcuts
not profess to realize. In their very excellence of the trees, leaves, flowers, and fruits, to render
-the secret of their superiority-lay that very the description still more intelligible. These
quality which light and superficial minds regarded
with the least attention, and which appeared to cuts are generally well executed, but the engravers
them a blemish rather than a merit. But the have not in all instances succeeded in bringing out
materials of which Tremaine and De Vere are the foliage, which is one of the greatest difficulties
composed are durable ; they will outlive the in their art.
brilliant and artificial productions amongst which
they appeared as certainly as the Arcadia will be Old Friends in a New Dress. By Rev. S. read when the Euphuisms of Lylly shall be unSharpe. London, 1837.
known—althongh we acknowledge that there is no
sympathy in the comparison. The volumes before Select fables from Æsop turned into familiar
us contain three tales, Atticus, St. Lawrence, and and agreeable rhymes. A proof both of the merit
Fielding, of which the last is, in every point of and the popularity of this pleasant volume is that
view, the best and most finished. They consist of it has run into a fifth edition. We do not know
the essence of acute observation on life thrown into a publication of the kind better deserving of suc- narratives illustrative of human conduct. In
Fielding we have a perfect picture of a profound
thinker-the progress and history of his mind is a A Guide for Invalids to the Continental fine conception, admirably executed. It is the
Watering-places. By A.G. Horne, M.D., perfection of what may be supposed to be the 2nd Dragoon-Guards. London, 1837. confession of a man of reflection-and, indeed,
that ideal runs more or less through all Mr. In this little volume, which may be thrown into Warde's productions, while here it constitutes the a corner of a valise, the tourist will find a brief main purpose of the story. In relation to his note upon the principal watering-places on the more important works, these tales are as busts to continent. Some of them are treated in detail, statues; but then they are full of truth, and are others are merely pointed out, but on the whole so replete with suggestions upon the business of the information collected into the book is of a life, and the formation of character, and, in conuseful character. It is to be regretted that the sequence of their comparative brevity, contain so author was not frequently enabled to give analyses few desultory digressions, that we should not be surof the mineral waters, but he has done so in those prised to learn that they had become more popular, places that are most numerously frequented, and in the general sense of the word, than either of the rest may be easily supplied by the traveller on
Mr. Warde's preceding publications.
Scenes from the Life of Edward Lascelles, Inspirer—of course, our critical admonition goes Gent. 2 Vols. Currie and Co., Dublin.
for nothing. If ] 837.
He leave no calling for this idle trade, The reminiscences of a life chiefly spent at sea,
but, on the contrary, find the “idle trade” more partly on shore, and full of accidents, shifts, and
advantageous than any other, he is right to persuch adventures as befall only those who have
The patronage that discerns the merits of spent one half of their time cruising from place
this work must be of a most facile order, and Mr. to place. This work does not evince quite so
Jones will do well to cultivate it earnestly, for it thorough a nautical spirit as Tom Cringle's Log,
is more than doubtful, if he slighted it, whether or the Cruize of the Midge; but it exhibits, not
he could ever again supply its place. withstanding, an intimate acquaintance with the habitudes of the profession, and possesses all that freedom and breadth of colouring which gives such
Piso and the Præfect; or the Ancients off effect to strange stories, and to rapid transition of their Stilts. 3 vols. London, 1837. scenery It is, perhaps, somewhat weakened in tone hy a certain refinement of mind, which makes
In this work an attempt is made to produce a the author unconsciously suppress the bolder and
Roman novel, in which the every-day manners and AMUSEMENTS.
habitudes of the people should be familiarly shewn coarser traits of his story; and, while there is
as our novelists show the tone of existing society something gained in good-taste by this suppression,
in their shallow and flippant fictions. That the there is, on the other hand, still more lost of the
attempt is a failure cannot truly be attributed to characteristic features of the narrative. We must
any want of knowledge on the part of the author, observe, however, that if this be a fault it is a fault
because he affords intermittent evidences that on the right side, and one which every educated
cannot be disputed, of his intimate acquaintanco mind will readily forgive. The story itself is full
with the history and literature of the Romans ; of interest, and it is written so truthfully that we
but it is emphatically a failure, because his method are half tempted to believe it is, for the most part,
of drawing the private life of the ancients is by the a transcript from real life.
coarse and palpable process of infusing into it the humours and vulgarities of modern days.
change the names, and transpose the allusions, then Mortality: a Poem sung in Solitude; with
the novel will be a novel of to-day: it is not notes; to which are added Sonnets and embued with the Roman spirit-all that is familiar Songs. By Thomas Cambria Jones. in it is a graft on the old stock. This is hardly London, 1837.
the way to shew the ancients off their stilts, or
indeed to shew the ancients at all. We have made several attempts to read this poem, and, case-hardened as we are, we could not accomplish the undertaking. We have no doubt A Philosophical and Practical View of that Mr. Jones was moved by the best possible the social Bearings and Importance of motives in writing this strange incoherent poem ; Education. By J. Antrobus. London, that he believes it will be of service to the spiritual 1837. welfare of the reader, and that he is, without any vanity on the point, persuaded that he is inspired A WELL meant, but exceedingly inefficient treatise by a genius of no ordinary kind. But we assure upon a subject of the highest importance to the him that these are delusions. He has fallen upon best interests of mankind. The prevailing fault of a wrong track, and if he do not abandon it he will this work is that it is theoretical. The whole of lose himself, like a man in a wilderness. Never the actual information it conveys might with addid enthusiast serve a more ungrateful mistress vantage be compressed into a tithe of the space. than Poesy: she will lure him on, until he for. The style is too verbose and overruns the matter, sakes all useful employments to bask in her smiles, which is lost in a cloud of words. The author, and then she will desert bim to his fate.
who states that he has conducted an establishment are altogether ignorant of the nature of the “illus- for youth during fourteen years, is of opinion that trious patronage that has of late been so graciously it is practical. If he will look over it carefully, and showered” upon Mr. Jones, and of which he mark the really practical points, he will be surspeaks exultingly in his preface, we are not pre- prised at the very small portion they make of the pared to say whether our advice to him is founded whole. He maintains the necessity of basing upon a true appreciation of circumstances. Perhaps education upon sound religious principles, which the very production which is almost imcomprehen- will be universally admitted : but when he supsible to us, may have attracted notice in high poses that in urging a system that shall bear referquarters, and been rewarded by the fosterage of ence to the human character, he is enunciating patrons better qualified than we are to penetrate something new, he surely must forget the bene. its obscurities. If that be the case-if Mr. Jones's volent experiment that was tried some years ago muse be really a profitable, as well as pleasurable by Pestalozzi in Switzerland.
Drury LANE.—Duvernd has left, and Taglioni author to add largely to it from the stores of his has revisited this national temple of the muses, own invention. There are, however, some striking where, as usual, Shakspeare keeps guard in scenes and situations in this piece, and the language, the lobby, but, strange to say, they have forgotten if too often abrupt and broken, is not unfrequently to put a fiddle into his hands. For our part, we full of poetry and passion. At the fall of the wonder how it happens that Mr. Manager Bunn curtain a few murmurs were heard amidst very has not taken unto himself the Opera House ; his general approbation. tastes are so decidedly foreign, that he would no doubt find himself much more at home in the Hay- Royal ACADEMY._ The academy has deserted market, amongst singers and dancers, than he is at Somerset House, and opened its sixty-ninth exhiDrury Lane amongst actors ;—“ what's Shakspeare bition in the National Gallery, so that Art, after to him, or he to Shakspeare ?”—just nothing at all, having been for so many years a mere lodger, may and therefore he very properly trundles the poet out at last be said to have got a house of her own over of doors and the comedians after him. But all her head—long may she retain it! for she gives wont do,-high prices or low prices, dancers or good cheer and keeps good company. actors, the hard-hearted public avoid the pay-place In landscape and fancy paintings, this exhibition of Drury, as if the yellow-fever abided there. is inferior to none of its predecessors, and, inasmuch Poor Bunn! he always reminds us of that ingenious as Martin lends his aid, it may be deemed superior. gentleman, Triptolemus Yellowby, who was so Many techinal objections have been made to the exceedingly clever that he never succeeded in any peculiar style of this unrivalled artist, and, for ought thing. One of our cotemporaries talks of Taglioni we know or care, these judges by line and level drawing mints of money to the treasury; but then may be right! Still Martin remains in the very he adds,—the sly rogue that she will take away first order of painters, and one who has carried the as much as she brings. There again is another poetry of painting beyond any artist of ancient or point of resemblance between the tw Trips,— modern times. Then we have Wilkie and StanTriptolemus Bunn, and Triptolemus Yellowby; field, each excellent in his own peculiar style, and for, what says the latter when complaining that, Turner, who often offends the taste, but rarely fails work and scheme as he will, he can never get a to captivate the imagination. His powers are no mouthful of meal from his own harvest ?
doubt great, but all those powers are employed in cart-avers," quoth the unlucky spectator," the
flinging a false glare about nature that at once cart-avers make it all, and the cart-avers eat it
dazzles and confounds the judgment. It is as if he all.” Now though Taglioni is the very reverse of
saw objects through a pair of spectacles, that, being a cart-aver,—Anglice, a cart-horse, yet she is themselves tinted, lent their own colour to everyjust as likely to eat up the produce of the farm as
thing within their focus. the more clumsy quadruped. And who can blame
With so little space upon our hands, we ought her? All we wish is, that, when dancing off with
not perhaps to linger even a moment with the ani. the actor's gold, she would dance off with Mr.
mals of Landseer; yet we cannot help it; there is Manager Bunn also, which, to make a very indif
not only a peculiar charm, but a strong moral influferent pun, would be the best step she had ever
ence about his works that the artist himself most taken. O Trip! Trip! great marvel and pity is it probably never contemplated. Oh, that dog, that the actors and authors do not combine and
crouched beside the coffin of his peasant master! burn thee in effigy.
it is impossible for any one to see the poor beast in
his patient, mournful watch, and not love the whole COVENT GARDEN.-Another new tragedy has
race of dogs the better even for his sake; many a been produced at this theatre, under the name of four-footed dependent has, we suspect, reaped subStrafford, for the benefit of Mr. Macready; and stantial benefit, for a week at least, from his master's though with much in it for praise, it has not been, visit to the exhibition ; cuffs no doubt were fewer, nor perhaps has it deserved to be, particularly suc- and choice morsels more abundant. cessful. The author, Mr. Browning, is no doubt Passing over some thirty or forty names, all dea man of talent, but it is very possible to have serving of favourable notice would our limits allow fairly earned that praise without being able to it, we come to the room of sculpture, wherein, as write a first-rate, or even a good tragedy. In the
usual, Sir Francis Chantry shines in unquestioned present case the difficulties naturally incident to
and unquestionable superiority. His statue of Sir this species of composition, were not a little en. John Malcolm is a splendid work, and perhaps hanced by the subject, which was about as intract
many will find, as we have done, even greater able a material as ever dramatist coped withal. pleasure in contemplating the bust of Southey, a The story of the unfortunate Strafford is too simple subject worthy of his genius. The marble seems for five long acts, and much too familiar for any literally to have softened into flesh under the touch
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of the sculptor, so full of life is every muscle of the mode of burial practised in Etruria. These chamface and brow; a man of any fancy might look at bers are five in number, being all fac-simile reprethis bust till, like the monks of Maturin gazing on sentations of Etruscan tombs, in each of which are the monuments, “he almost deemed it lived,”_and placed the identical sarcophagi, vases, armour, goldthat too in the broad daylight, without the aid of ornaments, bones, and other remains that were night and tempest. Envy itself would be puzzled found in them by himself and his assistants at the to find a spot in a work so perfect.
time of their excavation. In the same department is an admirable group by There is much difference in the decorations of Gibson, representing Hylas surprised by the the tombs, considered relatively to their merits as Naiads,” a beautiful statue of Euphrosyne by works of art. This may probably arise in some Westmacott, a very clever group of four figures by
measure from the different rank of their silent inRennie, and some promising specimens by West
mates, and the greater or less degree of talent in macott, Jun. Indeed, it is only in the architec- consequence employed upon them; partly, too, it tural portion that we find serious grounds for cen- may be owing to the chambers having been built at sure; and there, with every wish to make a maiden distant periods; but still there is a discordance in assize of it and capitally convict no offenders, we
the execution of the ornaments of the same tomb, cannot, in justice either to ourselves or our readers,
for which we are utterly at a loss to account. Vie of the Front, towards Trum
While some of the decorations, exhibiting the games pington Street, of the Fitz-William Museum, and the amusements of the people, are much in the building at Cambridge,” by a Mr. George Basevi, style of the best Etruscan vases, others are little Jun. Why, a common builder would be ashamed better than the rude, hard forms of the Egyptian of such a thing; a carpenter, who had the grace to
artists. Then again there is a perfection of art in write at all, would be ashamed to put his name to some of the high reliefs upon the sarcophagi, though it. And this flagrant insult to good taste and
worn by time, that seems to announce a nearer, or common sense is to disgrace the walls, that are a remoter period, for they go much beyond the best honoured by the works of men like Wilkins and of the decorations upon the walls. We do not, Gandy! Verily the heads at Cambridge may be however, mention these things, as at all detracting excused for having chosen such a dolt to build for from the truth, or value, of this highly-interesting them, seeing that their occupations do not lead to exhibition, b'it as being points well worthy the conany very intimate acquaintance with the Fine Arts ; sideration of the curious in such matters. but what are we to say to the Academicians, who ought to know, and who do know, better? Good- PANORAMA OF DUBLIN, LEICESTER Fields.-Mr. nature may be pleaded in excuse for much, but not Burford is evidently not one, who from indolence for such palpable folly as this—an injustice to will hide his talents under a bushel, for here, themselves no less than towards others. It will be
before we have had time to be fairly sated with his in vain to talk of architecture as an art if minds of picture of Chamouni, he gives us a view of the this stamp are to be deemed worthy of the name ; City and Bay of Dublin with the surrounding then have Smirke, and Elmes, and Burton, wasted country. The work, too, is as creditable to his their time and talents upon an object most unwor- talents as the speed of the production is to his dilithy of them, and the sooner the business is left to
gence, nor is it at all inferior to the best and inost the builder and the carpenter the better. Bile tumet
popular of his previous efforts. jecur,—and lest the overflowings of our gall should The view is taken from Killeeney, a hill about haply prove bitter to others of more desert, we
eight miles from Dublin, and extends to a consiquit the subject of the Academy for the present derable distance in every direction, comprehending
a variety of picturesque scenes, each of which is in SIGNOR CAMPANARI'S EXHIBITION, Pall Mall.- itself a landscape of no slight interest. The marine To those who delight in tracing the habits and the portion of the panorama, with its ships, here in customs of the early ages this will be a highly light, and there again seen mistily through the interesting exhibition ; and even those, who are not veil of distance, is exceedingly beautiful, and, if professed antiquarians, may have no common feel- looked at steadily for a few minutes, will grow ings excited by thus walking in the tombs and almost into a reality. The greatest fault we can amongst the sarcophagi of a race that has passed find in it is that the sharp, hard outline of the away. The object of the ingenious Italian is, by a horizon does not well accord with the dimness of series of Sepulchral Chambers, to show the ancient the intervening perspection.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.
of Sir P. and Lady Sarah Maitland. At HampOn the 24th ult., the Lady Emmeline. Stewart stead, on the 24th inst., E. H. Darell, jun. Esq.,
of Calehill, Kent, to Lucy Mary, daughter of J. Wortley, of a daughter. On the 29th ult., the wife of E. F. Danvers, Esq., Epping Forest, of a
Wright, Esq., of Belsize Park, Hampstead. On daughter. On the 1st ult., at Wycombe Lodge, Sale, of Bovinger, Essex, to Ann, eldest daughter
the 25th inst., at Battersea Church, the Rev. R. Kensington, the lady of G. S. Ford, Esq., of a
of A. Borradaile, Esq., of Lavender-hill. On the daughter. On the 1st ult., the lady of A. John
24th inst., at St. Pancras Church, W. W. Wren, ston, Esq., M.P., of a daughter. On the 30th ult., the lady of W. S. Dugdale, Esq., M.P., of jun. Esq., of Tavistock-place, Russell-square, On the 22nd ult., at Frankfort on the
Anna Maria, second daughter of T. Chapman, Esq.,
Marshal of the King's Bench. On the 3rd ult., Maine, the lady of H. G. Kuper, Esq., of a son.
P. J. Salomons, Esq., of Upper Wimpole Street, On the 1st May, at Carn House, the lady of H. C.
to Cecilia, daughter of S. M. Samuel, Esq., of Singleton, Esq., of Aclan, Meath, of a son and
Park Crescent. On the 10th ult., at Prestwick heir. On the 2nd ult., at Holmwood, Berks, the Countess of Antoine, of a daughter. On the 1st cardineshire, to Fanny, daughter of T. Drinkwater,
Church, J. T. Scott, Esq., of Commuston, Kinult., in Montague Place, Montague Square, the
Esq., Howell House, Lancashire. On the 9th lady of S. Stewart, Esq., of a son. On the 9th
ult., at St. George's, Hanover Square, E. Glover, ult., in Manchester Square, the lady of W. M. Praed, Esq., M.P., of a daughter. On the 8th, Esq., of Cambridge. On the 9th ult., E. H. M.
Esq., to Charlotte, daughter of W. Custance, the Viscountess Holmesdale, of a daughter. On Kelly, Esq., 29th reg., to Frances Georgina, the 7th, at the Green Park Hotel, Viscountess
daughter of the late Captain Hunt, 26th reg. Adare, of a son still born. On the 8th ult., at
On the 9th ult., at St. John's, Paddington, M. Baldovan House, the Lady Jane Ogilvy, of a sou. On the 13th ult., in Cavendish Square, the Lady daughter of the late Dr. Fawsett
, of Connaught
Glasse, Esq., late of the fifty-third reg., to Marian, Hill, of a On the 14th ult., in York Place, Portman Square, Lady Harriett Searle, of Square. On the 10th, at Farnham, T. Baines, a daughter. On the 10th ult., in Spring Gardens, daughter of W. Paine, Esq., of Farnham.
Esq., son of E. Baines, Esq., M.P., to Eliza,
On the lady of W. C. Witt, Esq., of a son. On the
the Ilth, at Christ Church, Marylebone, W. Ha12th ult., at St. Germain-en-Laye, the lady of the
milton, son of the late Dr. Pemberton, to Anne Hon. St. J. Butler, of a daughter. On the 10th
Maria, daughter of the late Rev. J. L. Warner, of January, at Moderah, Colombo, the lady of W. 0.
High Grove, Walsingham.
On the 11th instant., at Cheltenham, in the On the 9th of March, at St. John's Church, 32nd year of her age, Elizabeth Sarahı, the beloved Antigua, by the Lord Bishop of the diocese, the wife of the Rev. G. C. Jordan, M.A., Chaplain of Rev. Thomas Clarke, B. A., youngest son of Robert Blakeney, in Gloucestershire. On the 22nd inst., Boucher Clarke, Esq. of Barbadoes, to Julia, at his house in Russell Place, Fitzroy Square, much youngest daughter of the late John Bennett, Esq. and deservedly lamented, J. R. Bourcard, Esq., On the 20th inst., at the British Embassy, Paris, late his Majesty's Prussian Consul-General, aged 60. Flora, third daughter of the late W. Mitchell, On the 24th inst., at Wickham, aged 72, P. B. Esq., of Harley Street, to A. B. De Sedaiges, Greene, Esq., Captain R.N. On the 25th inst., secoud son of the Count de Sedaiges, of Aubergne. at Bath, Lady Brownrigg, relict of the late Sir R. On the 27th inst., at St. Bride's, Liverpool, by Brownrigg, Bart. G.C.B., of Hilstone House, in the the Rev. J. W. Harden, M.A., J. W. Harden, of county of Monmouth. At Leeds, Colonel J. the Inner Temple, Esq., barrister-at-law, to Angelina, Cassidy, for many years Lieut.-Colonel of his Mathe second daughter of Sir J. S. P. Salusbury, of jesty's 31st reg. On the 3rd ult., at Fritham, Brynbella, in the county of Flint. On the 11th New Forest, W. Harbin, Esq., aged 76. On the ult., at St. George's, Hanover Square, Earl Bruce, 3rd ult., at his seat, Thorn Hill, S. Reed, Esq. eldest son of the Marquis of Ailesbury, to Mary aged 75. On the 6th ult., Lieut.-Colonel T. Caroline, daughter of the late Earl of Pembroke. Evelyn, late of his Majesty's 2nd Life Guards. On the 10th, at Brighton, J. S. Morritt, Esq., of On the 17th ult., at Kirkaldy, N.B., Georgina Rokeby, to Ellen Frances, daughter of Sir R. Mary, daughter of Sir W. P. Call, Bart. On the Willmot, Bart., of Chiddesden and Kemp Town. 7th ult., at Comteen Hall, Northamptonshire, the On the 18th ult., at St. George's, Hanover Square, lady of Sir W. Wake, Bart. On the 7th ult., at Mr. Smith, son of Lady E. Smith, to Miss Brighton, Major Philip Stewart, aged 72. On the M'Donald, sister to Lord Macdonald. On the 7th ult., at Craster, S. Craster, Esq., aged 63. 14th of January, at St. George's Cathedral, On the 6th ult., at Shanklin, Isle of Wight, aged Madras, Captain J. B. Forster, to Sarah, daughter 21, W. A. Christian, Esq., Ensign 37 reg.