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' The Progress of Discovery on the more Northern select number of young gentlemen, Gordon

SIR WALTER SCOTT. Coast of America,' is the new volume of the House, Kentish Town," was indeed beyond our A clever and characteristic passage in a Edinburgh Cabinet Library, and, like all the endurance, and we threw the book into the fire.

letter written, we believe, to Mr. Heber at the preceding, compiled with great care ; the histo

Knowledge for the People ; or, the Plain Why time of the Roxburghe sale, by Sir Walter, has rical and critical part by Mr. Patrick Frazer

and Because, by John Timbs,' is a little work been kindly sent to us, and cannot fail to interest Tytler, the author of the History of Scotland'; we have often before commended. The present our readers. and the natural history by James Wilson. It is a capital volume for all who desire to have a

volume treats of Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, " The Roxburghe sale sets my teeth on edge. well-compiled history of this interesting subject; and Meteorology.

But if I can trust mine eyes there are now but for ourselves, we are rather too familiar

Our Neighbourhood : or,Letlers on Horticulture twelve masons at work on a cottage and offices with the works of the travellers, to feel much and Natural Phenomena, interspersed with Opinions

at this little farm, which I purchased last year. interest even in this excellent abridgment.

on Domestic and Moral Economy.'— This is an Item, I liave planted 30 acres, and am in the

American book, and one well worthy of a peru- act of walling a garden. Item, I have a wife 'Whistle-Binkie : a Collection of Comic and sal; it is written with the hope of exciting a love and four bairns crying as our old song has it, Sentimental Songs.'- A whistle-binkie means, for what is beautiful and useful; and the author in the Scottish dialect, a person who, unable to

• Crowdy ever mair.' So, on the whole, my pay for the fiddler or piper at a penny-wedding, of letters, which lie considers with some reason has chosen to convey his instruction in the form teeth must get off the edge as those of the fox

with the grapes in the fable. If I could get a may sit on the bench and whistle to himself, more suitable for the subject than a more formal priced catalogue, with purchasers' names, I and find comfort perhaps in that, since Burns kind of composition.

should hold it a great curiosity." avers from experience, that

“Abbotsford by Melrose, 3 May, 1812,"
Crooning to a body's sel
Does weel eneugh.

The following is also interesting. It was ad. How far songs written to be sung in merry

dressed to Mr. Burn, bookseller, of King Street. companies, and chorused as many of these are,


The work alluded to was published anonycan come under the name of solitary Whistle

mously, but the letter establishes the certainty binkies, we leave to our northern friends to

(Late Miss Jewsbury.)

of its having been edited by Sir Walter. determine. We have, however, been much

Dear Sir, — I have had my time little at amused with some, and moved by others : those

WHENCE comest thou, O Sylvan Brook? command, or I would have earlier replied to by Motherwell are the best. And whither flows thy lisping wave ?

your letter of the 7th current. The republica* The Stranger's Guide to Cheltenham.' --- A

From yonder mountain's heathery nook; tion of Franck's Northern Memoirs was superlittle useful volume, which, with its plans, and Small, yet embracing smaller rills, And many a mossy bank to lave;

intended by me, in a very superficial manner, scenes, and descriptions, lays Cheltenham before

to oblige a young friend, Mr. George Huntley the visitor, and may serve instead of a living The dancing daughter of the hills.

Gordon, presently a clerk in the Treasury. guide. Nameless to me, yet not unnamed

“ You are most welcome to the use of the

notes, if you desire it; but I am obliged to be 'Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas, with | By others, as thou leap'st along, the Shipwreck of the Princess of Wales Cutter, and But sweeter far the accents framed

so often before the public, that I feel a strong an Eight Years' Residence in Van Diemen's Larid, By thine own wild and murmuring tongue ;

desire to remain anonymous where I have beby Charles Medyett Goodridge.'-There is a For Fancy on thy pebbled beach

stowed no pains, and produced no effect; I would good deal in this little volume to please the mere Hears lovely legends in that speech.

not therefore wish my name mentioned. lover of adventures; much to interest all who | Young look'st thou, as if born to-day,

“ I am sorry I cannot give you any light on feel for human misfortunes; nor will those who

Franck's liistory, excepting the superficial Yet tell'st thou immemorial tales

hints in the edition. His brain appears to read for information be unrewarded. Of deeds and manners passed away

have been a little disturbed with metaphysical ' The Book of the Constitution, with the Reform from these dark hills and bloomy vales : refinement, a disease of his period. If any Bills abridged, by Thomas Stephen.' -- This Yon church and yew, that old appear,

particulars of Franck are to be traced at this seems to be honestly compiled. Have risen both since thou wert lere.

day, I have had sufficient experience to know, Venice : a Poem, by Luis Cambray.'—This Old peasants pass thee with a staff

that the inquiry cannot be in better hands than is a sort of lament over the fallen condition of Old peasants with long silver hair;

your own. the sea Cybele: the feeling is right; but the

I am afraid poor

has left Scotland to Long since, thy waters heard their laugh, author cannot always express it well; for in- And knew their feet, as children fair;

find much family distress at home. You will stanceYet here hath age but seeming sway,

be glad, for poor Dan Terry's sake, to hear liis When o'er the warrior's couch we bend and sigh, 'Tis thou art old, bright thing, not they.

son Walter is a fine lad: he is with me just Where glory's tenement is spread to die,

now for the holidays. Mark life's red fever quiver in its shrine, The shadowing oak, whose turf-clad root

“ I am, dear Sir, And view the bright eye shroud its beam divine. Hath been so long the angler's haunt,

“ Your obedient Servant, “He closed his eyes and died,” is the meaning And village minstrel's, with his flute

“ WALTER SCOTT." of these four lines, we suppose. Preparing for the Sabbath-chaunt;

“ Abbotsford, 27 August, 1829. * The Literary Rambler ; a Monthly Magazine That aged oak--that patriarch-treeof Literature, Science, and Art; Nos. 1, 2, and Is but a child in years, to thee.

JOIN CLARE, THE POET, 3; Glasgow.'--A cheap publication, with here

The fields and banks that bound thy path, and there a clever paper, and now and then

We stated some time ago, from authority a print: we have old cathedrals, and ladies' | They, of the ancient earth, have changed

which we thought decisive, that Lord Milton The landmark, and the harvest, hath, dresses, and popular music: there is much to

had bestowed on John Clare for life and rentThe lord and serf, been oft estranged;amuse in the extracts, and to mislead in the

free, a snug cottage, and garden and orchard; The memory of most is gone, criticisms.

and as we knew that the poet had some skill in Thou, as of old, art smiling on.

flowers and fruit-trees, we thought the present *Narrative of the Conversion (by the instrumentality of two ladies) of James Cook, the mur- The sighs of grieving hearts are fled;

a generous and suitable one. We are sorry

both for the Noble Lord and the humble poet derer of Mr. Paas. By Mrs. Lachlan.'—We The hopes and vows of lovers--where?

to find we were misinformed. The editor of could have forgiven these poor fanatical "ladies," I see the household of the dead one of whom describes the foul murderer as "the Lie near me, and I answer-there ;

the Alfred, with better information than ours, brightest child of God I ever saw. He looks on Forgotten there a thousand lives :

says that Clare, indeed, “rents a cottage from death with a smile. His exceeding holiness in The tiny rivulet survives!

his Lordship, but has had no reason to believe

that his rent will be remitted;" and adds, what word, look, and manner, exceed any thing I

Yet be it so, dear Sylvan Brook, ever beheld in man.” We could have forgiven this

we are sorry to hear, that his poems yielded And flow along as heretofore;

bim no profit, and that fifteen pounds a year is and the handkerchief and the other numberAnd let each beart, as in a book,

all that he has to maintain a wife and six chil. less offences—but when we saw them presumpRead in thy bosom, tales of yore;

dren on.

His health too, we have reason to tuously disputing with the authorized' minister And sing thou on, till sun and moon

know, will not allow him to undertake any of the church, to whom the spiritual welfare of

Fall from the heavens,—thy own sweet tune. heavy work. All this, and more, the poet has the wretched man was entrusted—and heard their mouth-piece, Mrs. Lachlan, defend this obtru- Flow on, and bathe each wilding flower confirmed by issuing proposals to publish a vosive vanity, because neither the established nor That lives, and dies, and lives again;

lume of what he calls * Cottage Poems," by

subscription. These are his words, and they the dissenting clergy do their duty, and read Flow on, blessed by the vernal shower,

are to us most touching ones :her trading dedication (for which the Stamp And morning dew, and summer rain,

The proposals for publishing these fugitives, being Office ought to charge as an advertisement) to A little emblem of that river

addressed to friends, no further apology is necessary Dr. Holloway, “ the conscientious preceptor of a ! Which flows in Paradise, for ever!

than the statement of facts. The truth is, that difficulty A paper


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has grown up like a tree of the forest, and being no

Egyptian Obelisks: the French, however, | Emperor gives us a grand dinner in the Palace longer able to conceal it, I meet it in the best way pos. I have, it is said, brought home their presents of Laxenburg, about ten miles from town, on

, and that of a large family.

from the Pacha : the character of our neigh- which occasion the eilwagens are again to be It were false delicacy to make an idle parade of in. dependence in my situation;

and it would be unmanly bours has been mistaken--we talk and they provided gratis. On 'Thursday, M. de Mittrowto make a troublesome appeal to persons, public or work,

sky, the Minister of Public Instruction, gives private, like a public petitioner.

us a grand dinner in town. The Meetings are Friends neither expect this from me, or wish me to do

to close on Friday.
it to others, though it is partly owing to such advice, that SCIENTIFIC AND LITERARY
I have been induced to come forward with these proposals
and if they are successful they will render me a benefit,

and if not, they will not cancel any obligations that I

may have received from friends, public and private, to
whom my best wishes are due: and having said thus

The requisite repairs having been completed, This is the season of fruits in nature, but of
much in furtherance of my intentions, I will conclude
which caused a suspension of this Society's

flowers in art: our table is heaped with noseby explaining them.

popular meetings, the members met for the The book will be printed on fine paper, and published

gays and with garlands; with sweet buds and as soon as a sufficient number of subscribersare procured,

first time again on Tuesday week, but in con- blooms from our own gardens and groves, and to defray the expenses of publishing. sequence of the deserted state of the town, the

with wreaths and posies from other lands: some The price will not exceed seven shillings and sixpence,

attendance was not very numerous. and it may not be so much, as the number of pages

are all odour, and others all blossom ; some are and the expense of the book, will be regulated by the was read on the cultivation of the striped Hou

gaudy and garish, others simple and elegant; publisher. sainee melon, one of the Persian varieties now

and on looking a little more closely, we are We are sure that our readers will sympathize in such high repute. The flowers exhibited,

sorry to say, that not a few are artificial. We in the sad condition to which the poet is reprincipally consisted of dahlias, some of which

shall examine them as they lie, and speak conduced ; and we are sure too that Lord Milton,

were exceedingly fine. We especially remarked scientiously of their merits.
who is as generous as he is rich, will be gentle signated Livick's Incomparable, which was dis-
a variety brought by Mr. Young, of Epsom, tie-

in the matter of rent with his brother man.

The editor has given us his usual number of must not--nay, it shall not be forgotten--that tinguished from the rest of its tribe, by having certain men of this earth pushed the poor un

a distinct spot of white at the apex of each of engravings, and selected them with his usual

its crimson petals. Five sorts of salvia, a species educated youth, whether he would or not, before

Some are beautiful, nor is there an in

different one among the dozen. "The Gentle the world, quoted his verses, got Gifford to re

of erigeron, and the beautiful erica Bowieana, view them, kindly called him the Northampton

were included in the miscellaneous collection Student,' by Newton, is lovely and natural ; shire Poet, and held him up as a person of great specimen of the cucurbita clavata, or trumpet of flowers from the Society's garden. A curious

* The Duchess of Richmond, by Lawrence, is

very elegant; “The Evening Star,' from the genius-in short, an English Burns, though he gourd, was exhibited from the garden of the

same pencil, is an attractive thing; “The Young justified their notice by writing better poetry Marquis of Salisbury-when first received, its Navigators,' after Mulready, by the graver of than what they had formed their judgment upon. length was 3 feet 8 inches, and its circumference

Fox, is truth and nature; "The Lute,' by No sooner did they see that he was not quite the wonder they had imagined, than they shrunk 114 inches, and it forms when cooked, an ex- Liverseege, is less to our liking, still we cannot from his side, and left him on the barren emicellent vegetable marrow. The peaches and

censure it ; The English Mother,' too, is a nence to which they had raised him, to wither pears were of the best description, the variety sweet performance; so is ‘The Golden Age, in the sun and wind, like a plant plucked up

among the latter known by the name of Fon- from the same great master; nor should the by the roots. We hope such success from these dante d'Automne, was much admired for the

head which forms part of the title-page be overproposals as will remedy this.

richness of its qualities. The collections of looked, or the clever hand, that of W. Edwards, grapes, apples, &c. were also very good.

which engraved it: “The Theft of the Cap,' by Major Gen. Monckton was clected a Fellow Wilkie, and the · Young Navigators,' by MulOUR WEEKLY GOSSIP ON LITERATURE of the Society.

ready, are our favourites; and Fox and Finden

seem to have contended for mastery in the exThe spirit which the death of Sir Walter

Scott has universally awakened, does honour

to the country-all men seem anxious to do

Vienpa, 23rd September.

The subjects selected by Mr. Pringle are very honour to his memory by some public testi- The first public sitting took place on Tuesday various: we have portrait, history, domestic monials: and we are pleased to see that the last, in the great theatre of the University; an story, and landscape; some of them too are of gentry of the vale of Selkirk have already additional degree of éclat was given to it by the high merit; “The Christ entering into Jeruvoted a monument; that the noblemen and presence of Prince Metternich, Marshal Mar- salem,' by Martin, only wants space, to rank

with his tinest performances; «The Morning gentlemen of Edinburgh, influenced by the mont, M. de Montbel, Lord Kerry, and other eloquence of the young Buccleuch, Jeffrey,

friends and patrons of science. The most dis- Walk,' is lovely; . Unveiling' is, perhaps, a little and Wilson, have opened a subscription for tinguished English naturalist is Mr. Bentham. affected, still it is beautiful; "The Female Pi

Between six and seven hundred members of the rates,' is a joyous affair; "The Miniature,' is the like purpose ; and we know at this mo

much to our liking, for it has nature, though ment, that London is organizing a committee Society and visitors assisted at the meeting. After an address from Baron von Jacquin, the

less lovely than we could wish; «The Highland for a similar object: we wish them all success. We hear, that, by his will, the great poet has president for the present year, and the reading Huntsman,' too, may find friends among those of the of ,

who are partial to the tartan; though we wish. desired his son-in-law, Mr. Lockhart, to write M. Burdach of Königsberg read a memoir on

he would look to the work in hand; he is too his life: the admirable life of Burns, from the pulsation and throbbing of the heart, Prof.

much in attitude. The landscapes, by Parson, the pen of the Editor of the Quarterly, no Wawruch, of this university, gave a detailed are very well; but Turner and Stanfield eclipse doubt influenced his choice, which we think account of such traces of the cholera as are every other artist, in the splendour of light and

shade. under all circumstances a wise one.

We preserved in the Old Testament, and Prof. have no doubt that many lives will, ere long, and maintenance of warmth in living plants.

Göppert, of Breslau, descanted on the origin be written of that illustrious person; but we

Both the literature and the art of the Keep-When the meeting broke up, the mem- sake are of high pretensions: the first is genecan have full faith in none, save that which

bers resolved themselves into five sections for rally written by lords and ladies of high degree ; comes from an official source.


purpose of electing their respective chair- and the other is supposed to be inspired by In art there is but little doing, though the

men and secretaries, and settling the proceed- such polite company, and to have an air of nochief painters are fully employed. We lately ings for their subsequent meetings. The im- bility about it. We must say, however, that stated that His Majesty had given orders to perial library and every other public col- these advantages appear to be imaginary: we fulfil his late brother's intentions respecting a lection in the town have been thrown open for have, it is true, some very splendid performances collection of the busts of the illustrious men the use of the members.-On Saturday, Prince of the pencil; but there are others of an infeof the land, for the gallery at Windsor. This Metternich received us at a soirée, when he, as rior character, and which can only perform the was contradicted in some of the newspapers;

well as the Princess, did the honours with great part of foils; and, in truth, we are afraid there nevertheless the newspapers were wrong: affability. To-day, about 300 of us were con- is even a charm in this, for the dulness of one, some of the busts are now in preparation, and veyed in 38 eilwagens (diligences) to Baden, (a may make another look more beautiful and we have no reason to doubt that the whole watering-place with sulphur baths, about twelve bright. The Bridemaid,' by Parris, is lovely,

miles from hence,) where the town gave a hand- with a touch too much of the picturesque ; will be completed in the course of time. The

some dinner, the Arch-Duke Antony paying * Caius Marius among the ruins of Carthage,' head of King William III., of the Duke of half the expense. We went to pay our respects, by Martin, is too magnificent a scene, for the Marlborough, and others, are in progress. in a body, to the Arch-Duke Charles

, and also scale on which it is engraved; Verrex,' a We hear nothing more of the Reform columns to the Arch-Duke Antony, who received us very landscape by Stanfield, almost equals the Fall of solid granite, nor of the importation of the courteously and graciously. To-morrow, the l of the Rhine,' by Turner; but it is inferior to



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his 'Ehrenbrietstein,' which is a magnificent | There is a character of no ordinary kind in these command from all who have the good fortune to work, and well engraved by Wallis. • Mrs. scenes of the bridges; the picturesque effect is look upon it, and she proved, by the excellence Mailsetter and her two companions, peeping the least part of the merit; there is fine group. of her acting, that the welcome would still have into the post-office letters,' in the 'Antiquary,' by ing, and many touches of character, worthy of been deserved, had nature been less bounti Richter, is laughable and clever; the Juliet,' more extended landscapes. “The demolition of ful to her. The other established favourites reby Liverseege, is a touching and lovely thing; the Chapel Pier,' would make a capital painting. ceived the customary, "compliments of the but the one most to our liking, for its nature

season" as they entered. The play was followed and easy elegance, is ‘Rosina,' a lady reading,

Tombleson's Views of the Rhine.

by a new afterpiece by Mr. Planché, which the by Boxall. We could select some others which Half-a-dozen numbers of this wondrously bills, if we remember rightly, call “A Military merit notice, but these are the best; the ‘Flora cheap work lie before us ; though there are three Spectacle'-they might have called it a pair of Mac-Ivor' of Miss Sharpe, is much too tall, engravings for sixpence, we cannot say that they spectacles, for, in point of splendour, it equals and has nothing Highland in her air. are indifferently executed.

any two we ever saw and saw through. it is THE PICTURESQUE ANNUAL.

founded on an incident in the early life of Here are twenty-six scenes from the pencil

Marlborough ; and a scene between Marshal

THEATRICALS of Stanfield; we could pick out six of them,

Turenne and Young Churchill, admirably acted by

Mr. Warde and Mr. Forrester, was honoured well worth double the money which buys the [Some of our theatrical criticisms should have apvolume to which they belong. Our chief fa- peared last week, but, like all other things, they were

with well deserved applause. The first act ends vourites are, 1, 'Frankfort, 2, 'St. Goar,' 3,

put aside to make room for the Memoir of Sir Walter with a ball-room scene, which is so magnificent,

Scott.) • Bingen,' 4, 'Andernach,' 5, Coblentz froin

that the Easter piece will be troubled to beat it,

and the second with a storming, which includes Ehrenbrietstein,'6, Ehrenbrietstein’itself. There are, however, a round dozen more,

of nearly

A new tragedy has been produced here, called the best and most real-looking fighting we ever equal merit; nay, on looking over them again,

"The House of Colberg. Its author is Mr. saw on the stage. The love part of the business

Serle-known to the town as an actor of sense has not been neglected-Estelle (Miss Taylor) we see some which we may fairly rank with the six elect, both in airiness and splendour. The

and ability, and as a writer of considerable talent is the daughter of a Major Marsin (Mr. Bartley).

The plot is slight-too slight, indeed, to bear Her cousin Victor (Mr. Perkins) is in love with gravers of Wallis and Brandard have been busy among these fine landscapes.

the weight of five acts upon its shoulders, not- her, but she is in love with Churchill, the hand

withstanding the merits of the piece in point of some Englishman; and then he, as the dramaTHE NEW YEAR'S GIFT. Mrs. Watts has fine taste in arts and lite composition, Mr. Macready's acting was clever tist will have it, is in love with somebody in

and energetic, and in some instances powerful England-and so the poor girl disguises herself rature; in both she addresses herself to the

in the extreme. All others concerned did their as an officer-joins the storming party—abanmatter in band; the engravings of her New best, and the play was, as it deserved to be, well dons all hopes but the forlorn one--and is blown Year's Gift are all good, and some of them are received. There is so great a lack, at present, up. Miss Poole played a little drummer-who excellent. They are nine in number, and the

of sterling dramatic writing, that it is painful to has been a boy about the Palace of St. James's, subjects embodied are chiefly of a domestic na- us to say anything disheartening to one who, and who affects the manners and language of ture. 1, “The Sisters,' by Johannot, has a like Mr. Serle, has the courage to venture, and the great people he has been accustomed to see. French look, but full of nature and beauty; 2, the ability to succeed. Still

we are forced by The character is somewhat outré, but perhaps • The Mother of Procida,' by Colin, is easy and

truth to express our doubts whether The House not too much so for a piece of this nature, and, expressive; 3, ' The Little Mendicant,' almost

of Colberg,' will prove permanently attractive. whether so or not, the audience applauded its reconciles us to some of the better things of

Mr. Serle ought to write for the stage, most un- excellent representation by this clever girl, Westall, and reminds us of his earlier and better

doubtedly; but we question whether he is wise without stopping to inquire. M. Laporte days; 4, 'The invalid Mother,' by Scheffor, is

in soaring to the topmost fight. Γνωθι σεαυτον enacted a serjeant with great humour and good gentle and touching ; 5, The French Village is nowhere more wanted than among authors. humour; and the opening scene of the second School,' by Decamps, recalls our own youthful Mr. Serle has too much knowledge of the stage, act, in which he and the little drummer form days, when, all lessons done and difficult ques- and too much talent, to fail altogether, let him the garrison of a mill, make a prisoner, stand tions cleared, we burst out of doors with a shout,

try what he may; but we fear he has not the an attack, and capitulate upon terms of their and shortened the way home with all manner genius to sustain himself through a five act tra- own dictation, was ably sustained by both of of pranks and harmless mischief; 6, “The In

gedy, with any well.grounded hope of solid good, them. This piece was, as we have said, highly troduction of Raphael to the Duchess of Ur

either to himself or to the theatre. We shall successful, but we should have liked this to have bino,' is rather a stately affair ; 7,6 The Novice'

be glad to find ourselves wrong, and will at any been left for the press to say. We had hoped is very well; but looks like hers may be spared moment cheerfully acknowledge it if proved so. better things from M. Laporte, than to have by man-"go to a nunnery, go;" 8,* The Kit. In the meantime, we may safely invite every seen him fall into the old managerial vice of as

mance; the boy and the old cat, are masterly delineations; 9, . The Tambourine Boy,' is the frontispiece. On the whole, we have been much pleased with Mrs. Watts's collection.



The Byron Gallery.- Part III. This we consider the most interesting number of this elegant work. The Witch appearing to Manfred,' by Howard, is truly poetic; there is nothing picturesque or startling ; the calm and tranquil grandeur of the meeting is fine. · The Boy and Girl,' from the 'Hours of Idleness,' by Richter, and · Parisina,' by Wood, are both of high merit. We cannot, however, commend the . Return of Beppo'; the lady affects too much surprise ; nay, she has something of a look of horror: now Byron says, that wonder painted her cheek, and that her colour changed; he says nothing, that we remember, of spread out hands and staring eyes. In truth, she was a very cool sort of lady, and in the first moment of her husband's finding her suspicious company, she noticed the change in his complexion, and fell in love with the fine shawl round his head. She was none of your shrieking and starting dames, depend upon it.

Old and New London Bridges. William Edward Cooke has fairly earned himself a name among those who handle well both pencil and graver; and we may well call him the worthy son of a very worthy father.

his mite towards its encouragement, by paying and Blacking-makers. We take leave once a clever and industrious man the just compli- more to remind the managers of Covent Garden ment of going to see his play.

and Drury Lane, that the only theatre which A new farce, in two acts, called 'Mr. and never has disgraced its bills by puffing, is the Mrs. Pringle,' was produced here on Tuesday Olympic, under the management of Madame last. We must, on account of the matter left | Vestris. And it is well known, that such has over from last week, defer a detailed notice of been her success, that she has gained almost as it. It is attributed to Don Telesforo de Trueba. much money as they have lost. It was highly and deservedly successful, and A new Hamlet, and, as we understand, candiwill, we should hope, prove attractive.

date for tragic honours generally, made his bow to a London audience on Monday last. As we

were prevented from seeing him, we can only This house opened on Monday week under report what we have heard, but that is so the management of M. Laporte.' Some alter- favourable that it would be unjust to withations have been made in the interior arrange- hold it. We understand, then, that Mr. Butler

The new chandelier is very splendid. has considerable advantages both of figure and The performances of the season commenced face; that he played the first three acts of his with The Merchant of Venice,' in which the arduous character in a manner which was ad. young gentleman we mentioned before, made mitted to be faultless, but that he was not so his appearance in Shylock. He has certain re

successful in the last two. This has been exquisites, and a certain aptitude for the stage, plained in some measure by a necessity under but, owing to want of experience, there is which he laboured of humouring his voice to necessarily so much uncertainty mixed up with conceal the consequences of a cold. If this be these certainties, that he must do as others have so, we may, after the warm reception which done before him, and submit to two or three Mr. Butler met with, not unsafely pronounce years of rough-riding in the country, to form him, unseen by us, a valuable acquisition to the his paces and fit him for London harness. Miss stage. Sydney made her first appearance on these boards in Nerissa, and acquitted herself to the expressed satisfaction of the audience. Miss Ellen Tree acted Portia-she was received with scenic effects, also re-opened for business on

This bazaar of fun, horrors, and strong that hearty welcome, which her sweet face must Monday week. The first piece was a new to.






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mantic drama called • Rip Van Winkle, or, the The Revue Britannique is entirely made up of The Royal Society of Literature for Hungary
Helmsman of the Spirit Crew.' It is an Ame- translated extracts from English publications. have awarded the prize of two hundred ducats,
rican legend, known to the reading world here As it has existed some years, it is to be pre- offered for the best composition in the Hun-
through the introduction of America's gifted sumed that the speculation succeeds.

garian tongue, which should be published in
son, Mr. Washington Irving. It has many and The Revue de Paris is on the plan of one of 1831, to the Rev. Andrew Horpáth, a member
various merits, but it was not so successful as our English Magazines, except that it appears of the society, for his epic poem, entitled
some of its predecessors have been on this stage, to have no fixed literary or political aim, and Arpád.'
or rather on these boards ; for never surely was merely aspires to amuse. It is cleverly edited London and Dover Rail Road. We have re.
the latter term more applicable than to those by M. Amedee Pichot, and interests the curi- ceived a plan of this projected Rail Road,
innumerable pieces of wood which, when united, ous foreigner by its illustrations of Parisian which seems to us a work of great import-
pass under the denomination of the Adelphi manners and taste.

ance, promising advantages, not only to the
stage. The piece laboured under disadvantage The Revue des deux Mondes, established projectors, but to the country. The route, as
from the confusion of a first performance, and about three years ago, was originally intended laid down, crosses the Thames near Woolwich
of this, as of everything else that goes amiss, be for a sort of Traveller's (or Geographical) Re- and the Medway below Chatham, by Steam
the fault whose it may, the blaine, or at all view, and the early numbers were almost ex- Ferries, thus not only avoiding the hills, but
events the consequences, fall upon the author. clusively devoted to subjects strictly within the shortening the distance by many miles. When
This is as it is, not as it should be. Dramas of province of the work. By degrees, however, we consider that Dover is the direct channel
this nature are peculiar to this theatre; and the conductors have extended their views, and of communication with the continent, the
they are, generally speaking, highly effective; now make frequent and spirited inroads on benefit to be derived from the facilities here
but it is difficult beforehand to distinguish be the provinces of general literature, philosophy, offered, are intelligible enough—but when we
tween excitement and interest. Mr. Bernard, and politics. Victor Hugo's energetic and in- remember the tediousness and hazard of
who wrote the one in question, has often been fluential protest against the destruction of the rounding the Foreland for vessels coming up
highly successful, and he need not be ashamed monumental antiquities of France, first appeared channel, with all the delays of tide and river
of his present production. The Per of the in this review: the celebrated philosophical navigation, the cost and charges for pilotage,
Petticoats,' and 'Cupid,' both established and letters of Lerminier are in a course of publica- port dues, dock dues — to say nothing of the
deserved favourites, sent the audience home tion in it; and Sainte Beuve, with a host of wages and keep of the crew - we think it not
delighted with everything but the pain in their other clever and distinguished writers, are con- improbable, that a rail road would ultimately
sides from laughing.

tributors. The principal editor (redacteur en make Dover the shipping port of London.
chef) is M. Balot,

Cochineal.-- There is a small insect, peculiar

Last, not least, upon the list, comes our old to the Russo-Armenian provinces on the eastern
The winter season has commenced here. The acquaintance, the Revue Encyclopédique; a side of the Caucasus, from which a Greek
English Opera company, Madame Vestris's late work already so well known in this country, as archimandrite has at last succeeded in extract-
lodgers, had only been gone a week, and yet

to render any detailed description of its plan ing a dye, which imparts a brilliant carmine to
we found the house thoroughly cleaned, re-

and principles superfluous. But it is a matter silk, woollen, and cotton substances, and re-
touched, and the hangings of the boxes entirely of justice to state, that it has now very nearly sists the application of the most powerful acids.
new. This is attentive, and as it should be. (if not wholly) emancipated itself from the --St. Petersb. Journal-11 September.
The principal new engagements are Mrs. Orger, peculiar tenets of St. Simonism, and that it is
Mr. Webster, Miss Murray, Mrs. Tayleure,
no longer an organ of the sect, though still re-

Mr. Wyman, Mr. Leaves, and Miss Gliddon. taining the comprehensiveness and philan- Days of ! Thermom. Barometer.

Winds. | Weather.
Madame Vestris herself appears to be in re-
thropy, which have been the redeeming quali-

newed health and spirits for the ensuing cam-
ties of this doctrine or system from the first.

paign; and Mr. Liston is himself again-more
The present editors are M. Carnot and M.



Leroux; who combine between them all the

need not, and cannot be said. Mrs. Orger was

Rain, 2.4.
Mon. 8

S. to W. Rain, A.M.
cordially greeted on her arrival from Drury qualities which can well be conceived requisite


W. Cloudy.
Lane theatre, and paid the audience for the
in an undertaking of the sort, viz. talent, learn- Wed. 10 63


Ditto. compliment they had paid her, with compounding, liberality, perseverance and enterprise.

Prevailing Clouds.- Cirrostratus, Nimbus, Cumu. interest, by the genuine and unaffected excel

A réunion of the contributors to this review lostratus.
lence of her acting. The entertainments were

takes place every Wednesday evening at the Nights for the greater part fair; Mornings for the
• The Grenadier'-a new burletta in two acts
Bureau of the redaction; and as most of the

greater part rainy,

Mean temperature of the week, 52.5° called The Water Party - I'll be your Se literary men of Paris contribute occasionally,

Day decreased on Wednesday, 5h. 36m.
cond,' and Olympic Devils.' The new burletta

it would be difficult to name a more agreeable
in which the principal parts are sustained by
or more instructive society.

Mr. Liston and Mrs. Orger, is written by Mr. Catanian Museum, --Professor Zalın, who has

The Memoirs of Dr. Burney, by his daughter Mad.
Charles Dance.

It was perfectly successful, for some time past been making casts from A second volume of Lyrical Poems, by Mr. A. Ten-
and has had the good fortune to have been ge- the choicest specimens of antiquity at Na- nyson.
nerally complimented by the press. The house ples, has been despatched by the Prussian

Just published.-Complete Election Guide, 9s. Od.
was well and, notwithstanding the time of year,

- Literary Souvenir, 1833, 125.- New Year's Gift, 1833, government on a similar mission into Sicily.

85.-Illustrations of Literary Sourenir, 30.5.-Friend.
even fashionably attended.

Thanks to the liberality of Prince Biscari, he ship's Offering, 1833, 125.-Comic Offering, 1833, 125.--
has been permitted (and he is the first who Lindley's Introduction to Botany, 8vo. 185,- Ellis's
has ever been allowed the privilege,) to take

British Tariff, 1833, 12mo. 7s. 6d. - Legends of Library

at Lilies, 2 vol. post 8vo. 215.-Copland's Dictionary
casts from such of the splendid specimens in of Practical Medicine, in Four Parts, Part 1. 9s.
Reviews in France. It is a singular circum- the Museum at Catania as he may think it. Drawing-room Scrap Book, 12. 19.-- Amulet, 1833, 125.
stance, that Reviews have never yet acquired in The Biscari Museum, though little known to

- Illustrations before letters, 21. 105.- Juvenile Forget.

Me-Not, 1833,85.-Searle's Maternal Solicitude, 18mo.
France, anything like that description of influ- the world, may, it is said, rank among the fore-

35.- Bust of Scott, 5s.-Hansard's Debates, 3rd series,
ence, which, since the establishment of the

most in Europe. Besides a Torso, which Zahn Vol. Xl. ll. 108.-Lyrical Offering, 10s. 60.- The Edinburgh Review in 1802, they have uniformly pronounces to be superior to its rival in the

Musical Gem, 1833, 165.-- Memoir and Correspondence

of the late J. E. Smith, 2 vols. Svo.318.60.- Percevall's maintained in this country. The only periodicals Vatican, he commends some small antique

Anatomy of the Horse, 850.205.- Bransby Cooper's Leo of real weight and importance are the news- bronzes, as excelling the finest of the kind in

tures on Anatomy, Vol. IV. royal 8vo. 155.-Thomson's
papers, which, being more restricted in space the Museum at Naples, which, in this depart- Materia Medica, Vol. 1. 155.- Morrison's Counsels to

the Young, 25.
than our own, can only discharge imperfectly ment, has hitherto been allowed to surpass
the functions of the Magazine or Review. every other collection. In addition to these gems,
Some spirited attempts are now making, to sup- the Biscari Museum possesses an exceedingly


We must apologize to our Advertising friends for the ply the deficiency, and we shall therefore briefly valuable assemblage of architectural fragments omissions of this week, Mr. Valpy having long since state the names and claims of the competitors. of the best ages, as well as a variety of vases engaged the whole space allotted to that department. The Revue Trimestrielle and the Revue Fran- and terra-cottas, and a cabinet of medals and We have to acknowledge the receipt of il, from Mr.

J. P. Brown, for Mr. Millhouse.
çaise are no more. The first only lived through collection of cameos and intaglios, which may

All Correspondents expecting to hear from us will
four or five numbers, and the last, to the best be ranked among the "things unknown,” as have the kindness to excuse the delay of a week or
of our recollection, was dropped when its noble long years bave revolved since eye of mortal
and accomplished editor, the Duc de Broglie, man had been cast upon them. We ardently

Thanks to T. X.-Y. Z.-G. E. J.-Ann.-S. N. M,

-E. B.-J. D.-W. E. R.
accepted office, soon after the revolution of wish, in common with the correspondent who

Will “Verax” oblige us with his name?
July. At present, therefore, the candidates for communicates this interesting notice to us, The work referred to by L. de S.-received.

We have not in this Number been able to quite clear
public favour are four: the Revue Britannique, that professor Zahn may not quit Sicily, with-

off all arrears. This must excuse us to the Author of
the Revue de Paris, the Revue des deur Mondes, out bringing away with him an ample detail of

Craven Derby,' and others, who have kindly sent un
and the Revue Encyclopédique.
these concealed treasures of art.

early copies of their works.

W &Moll. Max. Min.
Th. 464 52
Fr. 5 63 45
Sat. 6 63 41

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