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conveyed a certain impression, of which Luna herself by, and from whom they derived the greatest share of seemed not to be ignorant. She wore no trowsers, as the their beauty) was the devil herself for temper, and led Turkish women do, her first visible garment being a them a sad life. This, Haneena appeared to feel acutels, 'caftan or mantle, closely fitted to the shape, and reaching but nothing could break the laughter-loving spirit of a little below the middle of the leg, which was naked. Luna. On her little foot she wore a species of sandal, fastened Both sisters were as elegant in their manners as they over the ankle with a ruby clasp, which contrasted beau- were lovely in their persons; every thing they did was tifully with the snowy whiteness of the leg and foot. done with the utmost ease and self-possession, all was The mantle was fastened round the waist by an embroider- unstudied and natural. How much was it to be regretted ed girdle, closed with a diamond clasp; the boddice being that their i minds alone were uncultivated! They were left open in front, and coming low down on the back, wholly uneducated; they knew, indeed, their religious leaving it and the shoulders entirely naked, and so form- creed, they knew, also, that their moral duties were to ed on the bust, as to leave exposed the beautiful colour love and obey their parents to marry and bring forth, and symmetry of her neck, and the exquisite form of her and suckle children to attend to the domestic household throbbing bosom, which was only very partially shaded concerns ; but more than this they knew not, and, alby the muslin screen of her under vestment. Over this though the poor old man was exceedingly proud, and caftan she wore a kind of jacket, of richly-wrought crim- fond of his daughters, to what good end would it have son cloth, without sleeves, but fastened over the shoulders been to have taught them more to have shown them by diamonds, or other precious stones. This was also what miserable and abject beings they were? They were made tight to the person, and worn in every respect like the subjects of Algiers, and doomed to oppression ; they the boddice of the caftan, only that it came down over were restricted from leaving the soil, and fated either the loins, and formed the warmest part of her clothing. to lead a single life, which their laws condemn, or to The arm was naked from the shoulder downwards, finely be married to ignorance. What purpose, then, would it formed and rounded, and terminated by the prettiest lit- have answered, situated as they were, had the old man tle hand in the world. A little below the shoulder she in his fondness given them a superior education ? wore a diamond armlet, and on the wrist a golden brace As it was, they had their occupations and enjoyments ; let, which set off this part of her person to the greatest and as they were employed either in preparing the corn, advantage. Her head-gear consisted of a tiara of golden or in grinding it with their hand-mills, they whiled away filigree, which served to confine her otherwise unrestrain the time by singing the wild Moorish melodies, or in ed and luxuriant silky hair, of dark but glossy auburn, relating to each other tales closely resembling those in 1 which was shaded over a most beautifully shaped fore- the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Besides, Luna head, and which, when I first saw her, fell in graceful and Haneena had their little contrivances for visiting and tresses to its full length, without braid or artificial orna- being visited. I have sometimes been at those parties, ment of any kind, over the shoulders, of which it was where I have seen many lovely faces, but none to comthe only covering. The form of her countenance was pare to those of the Twin Sisters. In those parties the oval, the contour of the cheek and chin beautifully round-Moorish dance was a principal amusement. In this ed, and the head most gracefully set on the shoulders. dance every Moorish female is more or less an adeptmit Her complexion, though dark, was of that rich and vo is their only refined accomplishment; and, indeed, where luptuous tint, which harmonized so well with the general well and gracefully executed, there is much to admire in expression of the features. The nose was purely Gre- it. It is a kind of minuet performed by two females, the cian, the mouth small, the lips vermilion, the teeth as one acting as the beau to the other, and tells a story of white and as lustrous as pearl ; the eyes—but who can the whole course of courtship, accompanied by music, give any idea of those dark-blue, soft, and love-inspiring which, though extremely simple and monotonous, is yet eyes, or of the tale they told from under the most beau- made to rise and fall in an admirable manner, according tiful lashes in the world? The general expression of the to the passions expressed by the attitudes of the dancers. countenance was, as I have said, gentle sweetness, and There is great skill and great delicacy required in the amorous softness, as if her whole soul was wrapped in management of this dance, in order to avoid its falling the warm and fond desires. In short, a painter could into grossness and indecency,—for many of its attitudes not have found a finer model from which to have painted and gestures are of a nature and meaning which, in the the Goddess of Love.

execution, should only be hinted at, and not left to pall Haneena was, in every respect, in the same costume upon the imagination. with her sister-equally lovely-and, by some tastes, she In the hands of the Twin Sisters, I have never seen might even have been deemed the lovelier of the two. any thing on the stage half so exquisite as the performThey bore, as I have already said, a strong resemblance ance of this dance. The expression they put into the to each other; and, as they stood together, it would have whole progress of the story, to the last embrace of raptobeen impossible to have conceived any thing more beauti- rous enjoyment, was given to the very life ; and it is ful. There was this difference, however, between them : worthy of remark, that though the whole purpose of this voluptuousness strongly glowed on Luna's countenance, performance is to express and excite desire, yet they went and spoke in every gesture; Haneena wore a more chas- through it in the same matter-of-course way in which a tened demeanour, and although the same expression was fashionable belle would go through the waltz, and I certainly in hers as in Luna's countenance, yet it was doubt whether they would not look upon our waltz in softened by a shade of deeper feeling.

the same light as we do on their dance. It was evident that the sisters had expected our visit, I have often passed an idle hour in the company of for this was their gala dress, and it would not have been these lovely sisters, charmed with their mutual kindness safe to have appeared in such splendour every day. That and affection ; and I never left them without deep regret, which they wore in ordinary was a much plainer caftan, that so much beauty, and so many natural virtues, should with a chemise, having wide hanging sleeves down to the be doomed to such a fateelbow; and their only ornaments were immense ear-rings, 80 weighty, that they pulled down the ear, and actually

“ Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, tore it. I sometimes made signs to ask if they pained

And waste its sweetness on the desert air !" them; to which they answered by laughing, and inti- Their brother, who was a very amiable lad, and exceedmated that they did not.

ingly attached to them, as they were to him, felt in the They had the misfortune, soon after our visit, to lose same way; and I have sometimes seen the tear in bis their good old father. Their brother was then in England, eye, and heard a long-drawn sigh, as he regarded them at and their mother (who was a very fine woman, by the their domestic drudgery, or heard their cheerful and con

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tented voices, all unconscious of what thoughts were pags- particularly well painted. But we abhor with our whole ing in his mind. He would often speak of them with heart the immense array of middling portraits of Nobodies the utmost tenderness and affection. " I am not,” he which crowd the walls of every exhibition. We are would say, " so anxious about Luna, as about Haneena; doubtful whether it be most wonderful that so many re-Luna is of a temper to make herself contented any- spectable, sensible, dull, ugly people, can bear the inflicwhere—perhaps she has the warmer feelings of the two, tion of their fac-similes staring them in the face, or that but she does not feel the deepest; any husband, provided the artist can be hero enough to look again at those lineahe be but young enough, and good-looking enough, (for ments whose dulness must from daily habitude have sat young Madam knows her own value, her mother has down like a nightmare upon his soul; and fool enough to taken care to cram her well with that,) will do for Luna: think that pictures, whose subjects would countervail the Haneena, on the contrary, requires to love and to be be- powers of Michael Angelo himself, as an orphan's curse loved. She never would be happy otherwise ; and, alas! can drag down a seraph, will ever raise his reputation. there are but few in this country who are deserving of We do not mean to say that all the portraits in the her. Ah, Delville, if those two girls were in your happy Exhibition are stamped with mediocrity. Watson Gordon country, what might they not become? what might they has four which would make the fortune of any other artist, not expect ?"

though we are not quite sure that they are exactly what wo Of all this family not one now remains, except per were entitled to look for at his hands. The merits of this chance it be Luna—all the rest, some years after we had artist are so well known, that we need not here dwell upon left Algiers, were swept off by the plague. The fate them; and as to our objections to the pictures he this year wbich befell Luna was such as perhaps might have been exhibits, they are not meant to imply a falling off, so expected, and, short of actual violence, not much to be re much as a standing still. He must not stop yet in the gretted. She was carried off to the Palace by the Dey, career of improvement; and, after all, we are not quite and afterwards, I understand, had the honour of a place sure that he has ever painted any thing so excellent as In his Harem.

his “ Full-length Portrait of a Lady in a Fancy Dress,”, (No. 182.)—Colvin Smith has some good strong likenesses.

His Jeffrey is the life—and Mr Smith may be proud that FINE ARTS.

he has been able to stamp upon canvass that Aickering ex

pression. Sir Walter Scott is like in all the features, but we THE FOURTH EXHIBITION OF THE SCOTTISH ACADEMY.

scarcely think the expression successfully given. Lord Al(First Notice.)

loway is a good, and Colonel Glass a masterly, portrait. It There are perhaps as many positively bad pictures in is, however, almost exclusively in his happy power of seithis Exhibition as usual; but there is, to counterbalance zing a likeness, that this artist's talent lies. His style of this, a greater quantity of good, solid painting, and of painting is coarse to a degree ; and, except in the portrait really high promise. There are decidedly two classes of of Colonel Glass, we do not think that he has shown painters among us. The one seems to think painting ca- much feeling in the selection of attitudes, or in the general pable of nothing further than giving neatly-finished and arrangement of his pictures.—Duncan has an excellent prettily-arranged representations of external nature. The portrait of Alexander Ballantyne, Esquire, whether we. other entertains higher notions of art, and sees that the consider it as a striking and characteristic likeness, or as poetry which is diffused through all nature is as suscep a really fine piece of painting. This young and highlytible of being expressed by colours as by words, and that promising artist has two other portraits in the Exhibithe grand and the beautiful which stir the soul, may be tion, but though well painted, their subjects are scarcely poured out upon the canvass as well as upon wire-wove happy enough to rescue them from our ban and anathema. paper. This latter class do not content themselves with -It does not strike us that there are any other portraits picking up a stray sunburst, or a reflected light, or a pic- that challenge notice. The " Portrait of a Lady,” (221,) turesque tree or rock, but they endeavour to accumulate by that clever lazy-boots, Lauder, is warmly and powerall their stores of beauty, and to form of them a more fully coloured ; and a picture, with a similar designation, elevated nature ;-they do not content themselves with by Smellie Watson, (46,) is remarkably well arranged. merely imitating form and colour, they seek also to ar Having now got so many of the pictures thus easily range them in such a manner that their beauty shall be and unceremoniously shoved off our hands, we proceed to heightened and their power increased. Whenever we see go over the remainder, not picture by picture, but artist this acknowledgment of the true aim of art, we are san- | by artist. And, lest any umbrage should be taken on guine that the mind gifted with the power to conceive it the score of precedency, we evoke these perturbed spirits will not, with requisite industry, fail to attain it. The one by one, as a Grand Sheriff selects a jury—by laying previous labour will be long and uncheered with sympa- the Catalogue closed before us, then inserting the pen at thy,—for there are few who can distinguish, in the fer- random, and taking him first upon whom it lights. menting chaos of an intellect struggling to realize its over David Scott.— There is both power and feeling, in no powering conceptions of beauty, the disjecta membra ordinary degree, in the works of this artist. They are, which are gradually approximating and coalescing into however, as yet in a tolerably disjointed state—something harmony; but when the proud task has been accomplished, like the bear-cub of fabling naturalists, which requires to and when the dreams of boyhood have attained, after long be licked into shape after birth. The large picture of days and nights of toil, a richer realization, the applause “ Lot and his Daughters” is well arranged for picturesque of those whose applause is worth having, and the con- effect, and some parts of it are well painted; but the reasciousness of a worthy undertaking worthily achieved, son why it pleases us most is, that it shows ambition and will more than repay the toil that has been endured. The intrepid reliance on his own powers on the part of the number of artists who have girded themselves for tread-artist. Its faults are of that class which strike every one, ing this arduous path is evidently increasing among us, and and we beg, therefore, to dispense with the task of we watch their progress with deep interest.

pointing them out. There is much sentiment in his Before proceeding to touch upon the individual merits " Adam and Eve at their Morning Devotions.” On the of the different artists, there is a large mass of pictures whole, we augur good things of Mr David Scott, if he which we wish to dispatch in a bunch,

,—we mean the continue to labour, and have an opportunity afforded him É portraits. We acknowledge that there are few things of forming his taste upon the best works of that high style

more interesting than a good portrait of any distin- he has chosen. guished individual ; and we have also some toleration for John EwBANK must have got sentimental of late, for the portrait of a beautiful woman, or even—though in a he is strong in the moonlight line. This artist belongs less degree of any person, however uninteresting, if most unequivocally to the first class we enumerated. He

never penetrates beyond "the outer show of sky and earth.” selves some notion of the character and progress of Ita. There is a want of feeling in his pictures. Their beauty lian art. We confine ourselves entirely to those mas is material - not of the mind. But as far as his talent ters of whom there are specimens in the rooms; and we reaches, they are good_neatly executed, and not unfre- shall best effect our purpose by going over them in a chroquently correct as well as pleasing representations of na-nological order. ture. The light on the houses in the foreground of his ANDREA MANTIGNA.- We begin with this artist, bem moonlight view of the Rialto, is well managed; the view cause, although not the oldest in the Exhibition in point of Loch Katrine by moonlight is a pleasing picture, with of time, he is the oldest in point of style. He was born its rippling line of light in the boat's wake, and the sil- of low parents, in the Mantuan territory, in 1451; and very gleam of the distant waterfall; but, in our estima- died in Mantua in 1517. He is said to have studied much tion, his happiest effort is “ Coast Scene, Effect after in his youth from ancient statues; so much indeed as to bare, rain,” (No. 47.) Before quitting Mr Ewbank, we wish on one occasion, been taunted by a rival, that his pictures toto give him a friendly hint. He possesses a pleasing ta- presented marble, not flesh. This sneer impelled him to de lent in his own limited sphere, but he has not yet culti- vote more attention to the attainment of a soft and natural vated that talent to the utmost. He has still much to see colouring. No. 43, the only painting by this artist in and learn in nature. It is therefore too soon for him to the Exhibition, is by no means one of his best works, but absolve himself from all further study of her phenomena, it gives a tolerable notion of his characteristics. His coand shut himself up in his closet to compound natural lours are brilliant, pure, and well arranged. There is scenes from recollection. It is a wide and matured ex no attempt made to give the effect of cloth in the drapery, perience alone, that can enable the landscape painter to except in as far as regards the form and colour. There proceed after this fashion ; and when he does, it must is some appearance in the figures of their having been stabe upon scientific principles; not by taking a print or the died from life; but their attitudes and the expression of painting of another artist, and filling up the outline of the countenance are harsh and exaggerated; and there is little one with colours of his own, or representing the scene of knowledge displayed in the manner of grouping them. the other with different accidents.

In the whole picture there is nothing ideal, no attempt THE NAsmytu Family.—There is such a decided fa- even at a selection of beautiful nature in preference to the mily likeness runs through all the works of these ladies vulgar forms of every-day existence. And this is exactly and gentlemen, that it would be impossible, without the what was to be expected from the artist and his time. aid of the catalogue, to say which is which. They have Of all his works, he is said to have regarded with most one common fault,—they want a body of colour. Their pride one in which he expressed successfully the straining paintings are flat, and look like a coloured print. In most of of a man endeavouring to pull off, by standing upon it with their productions, too, there is a want of aerial perspective. one leg, a stocking, which had stuck fast to the other, The objects in the background diminish duly in size as His sympathetic contemporaries willingly lavished their they recede, but their outlines are as distinct, their colours admiration upon the same masterpiece. The picture in as unsubdued, as in those of the foreground. The best which this figure occurs, is a St John baptising, and the work of this joint-stock-company is Patrick Nasmyth's hero of the stocking is stripping, in order to participate in * View of a Windmill, at Limes in Suffolk.”

the initiatory rite. J.F.Williams._"Ha! Old Truepenny! art thou there?" Giovanni and GENTILE BELLIyi were the sons of Ja * Largo Bay" (240) and “ FisherTow Harbour" (229) cobo Bellini, a Venetian painter ; and educated by him in are creditable pictures; the former, in particular, has a the principles and practice of his art as far as they were fine airy look. “ The confluence of the Leven with the then known. Gentile died, aged 80, in 1501 ; and Giovanni Clyde,” is hardly eqnal to the “ View on the Clyde," some few years after him in his 90th year. The two bropainted last year for the Institution ; and the view of the thers were much esteemed in Venice for their portraits Calton Hill seems scarcely finished, though there is some and other paintings, and not less for the strength and ongood bold work in the middle distance.

stancy of their fraternal affection. Though somewhat So much for this week.

older than Mantigna, (who married their sister,) their style of painting, to judge by No. 100, the only specimen of their works in the Exhibition, and indeed the only one

we have seen, was much more advanced. The subject of TOURTH EXHIBITION OF ANCIENT PAINTINGS IN THE GAL

this picture is a woman with a cup of poison.

pression is that of a thorough Venefica. They have the (Second Notice.- Italian Masters.)

start of their brother-in-law in the faithful representation There were many circumstances that co-operated to of nature, but seem to have little more of the bigh feeling raise the art of painting to the very considerable eleva- of art than he had. The chief interest attaching to these tion it had attained so early as the commencement of Ra- artists arises from their having been the teachers of Giorfaelle's career. It had been cultivated for two centuries gione. (reckoning from Cimabue) with increasing love and ca.. Francesco FrancIA-a native of Bologna ; born 1450 pacity. Its chief patrons were the wealthy regular clergy. -died 1518. He was by occupation a goldsmith, and Under their auspices painting had been practised in the highly distinguished in the ornamental department of his quiet and retirement of the cloister, where, aloof from the art. In the fortieth year of his age he was stimulated, cares and turmoils of the world, the artist could abandon by the reverence he saw paid on all hands to Mantigna, himself entirely to that enthusiastic devotion to the study to attempt something in painting. In this he succeeded and production of the beautiful, which in the susceptible so well as to obtain immediate reputation and einploy. mind kindles, even under the most adverse circumstances, ment. No. 83 (a Holy Family) is by this artist. "The to a passion. He felt, likewise, that his art was devoted arrangement of the picture is simple, and, after the ancient to the service of religion, and this gave it a character of manner, is all upon a straight line. The colouring, however, sacredness in his eyes. His mechanical resources, too, is chaste and fine,—the countenances natural and beautiimproved as the country continued to advance in science; ful, with an expression of deep, quiet feeling. There was the chemical pursuits of the monks furnished him with something melancholy in the death of Francia, who, by finer colours; and the progress of geometrical and physical the account of Vasari, and indeed by the sentiment evidiscovery did him good service. But forbearing to dwell dent in all his works, was one of the most gentle and longer on these general speculations, we are not without amiable of men. The rising fame of Rafaelle bad reached hopes that such as have it in their power to visit the An- him in Bologna, and he conceived so strong an anxiety cient Exhibition may, by viewing the few specimens it to see the works of this young prodigy, that nothing but contains, in connexion with our remarks, formn to them- the infirmities of age prevented him froin repairing tó

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Rome for that sole purpose. By means of some common

ORIGINAL POETRY. friends, the two artists entered into a correspondence. In 1518, Rafaelle having finished a painting destined for a

ALEENE. church in Bologna, committed it to the friendly care of

HER cheek is red-her eye is bright, Francia. But the beauty of the work was so exceeding, that the old man stood before it as one stupified; and,

And, 'mid the festal throng,

She looks and moves the Queen to-night, tormented incessantly by the new views of the capability of his art thus opened up to him, and the consciousness

Of gladness, grace, and song !

Ah! little deem that crowd who sweep that he could never hope to realize them, he shortly after

In fashion's splendour by, wards pined to death.

"Tis sorrow's fever fans her cheek, We must now turn our eyes southward to Florence, where the art had already made greater progress than in

And fires su bright her eye! the north of Italy. LEONARDO DA VINCI was born in the

How oft, 'mid radiant scenes like this, Florentine territory in 1415, and died in France in 1520.

In calm, but blissful mood, He was of noble family, and enjoyed an excellent educa

With him the glory of her hearttion. He was endowed with one of those universal

Her chosen-she has stood! minds which find pleasure, and are successful, in all pur

And felt, though thousands were around, suits. He was engineer, architect, sculptor, anatomist,

For her earth 'held but one ; musician, and painter. Withal, there was a frankness

An orb within whose light she dwelt, and buoyancy in his disposition that conciliated the love

As Cynthia in the sun.. of every one. His kindness extended itself even to the brute creation ; for he not unfrequently purchased the And now-no marvel 'mid the throng birds brought by the peasantry in cages to the market, She moves with hurried pace; solely that he might enjoy the pleasure of setting them at He is not there--she is, forgot, Hberty. He was the first artist who set himself in ear Mark well ber varying face; Dest to the study of anatomy with a view to the improve Can present joy blot out one hour ment of art. He left behind him a work containing The memories of the past? pany invaluable hints for the painter. In the practice Ah! Pride may, nerve the heart awhile, of his art, be surpassed all his contemporaries in his ma

But Love is lord at last. nagement of the chiaroscuro ; and was equalled by Buonarotti alone in his knowledge of form and intense power.

Her cheek is red, her eye is bright, la Leonardo, however, like all who excel their predecessors

But, 'mid the festal throug, in knowledge of mechanical details, was apt to overrate Wild feelings through her bosom gushi, 33 their importance; and, more brilliant in conception than Of grief and bitter wrong! by

persevering in execution, he left many of his finest works Her hands across the harp are flung, unfinished. Not unfrequently, too, we find him giving

Its tones to joy awaking,— in to a childish taste for tricks of art, which had begun to Hush !-there is fever in thy veins,-display itself in his day. There are three works in the Aleene! thy heart is breaking! Exhibition attributed to this artist-No. 74, a Portrait of Conte Visconti ; No. 81, Virgin and Child; and No.

As oft the rainbow, ere the storm 2 102, a Saint. Of these, the portrait of Visconti bears the

Bursts gloomily on high, e most undeniable marks of the master's hand. The co

Spans with its arch of glorious hues Tin louring of the face is highly and anxiously finished; the

The quickly darkening sky; bis hair is inartificially disposed, but painted with an elabo

So, oft, a radiance o'er the face rate care which makes every separate hair appear, yet

Of fading bloom is shed,

The soul's last mournful sunset smile, d* without causing any impression that undue attention bas been paid to so subordinate a matter,—while a gentle

Before its light has fled !

GERTRUDE. melancholy reigns in the clear brown eyes.

Of Rafaelle, Titian, and others, we shall speak next 2 Saturday.


From the Sicilian Pastoral Poet, Giovanni Meli. LITERARY AND. SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES OF

“ Muntagnoli interruti da vaddati." EDINBURGH,

GREEN airy mountains, sloped by shelving plains,

Cliffs with hoar-moss and gadding thyme o'ergrown, i
Monday, 15th February. Clear falling waters, bright as silvery veins,

Mute stagnant marshes, rivers murmuring on,
Professor RUSSELL in the Chair.

Rocks where the Fauns lie hid in ambuscades,
Present,-The Earl of Strathmore; Lord Glamis; Sir Smooth sliding currents, crown'd with vocal reeds,
William Hamilton; Professors Duncan and Wallaces Sweet flowers, fantastic trees, sequester'd shades,
Drs Maclagan, Knox, Borthwick, J. Gregory; Mr

Damp caves, wherein the oozing nitre breeds,
Wood, Presideot of the College of Surgeons; Thomas
Allan, James Skene, Gordon, John Reddie, Pa. Night-warbling birds, that tune your labour'd song,
trick Neillz Esqrs.

Echo, that hears, and then doth all disclose,

Vines interlacing the elm leaves among, Dr Knox read No. I. of a series of papers, entitled, “ Ob Intricate wild-wood of dark trees and boughs, servations illustrating the Laws which regulate Herma- o, blest retreats ! far from the vulgar throng, phroditical Appearances in the Mammalia."

A letter was

Receive the friend of peace and calm repose ! afterwards read by the Secretary from the Chevalier Aldini, requesting the co-operation of the Society in promoting the extension of the knowledge of his late invention for

the greater security of firemen. The Chevalier's exhibi-
tions have engrossed of late too much both of the London REPOSE within my soul-my mother's smile!
and Parisian journals to render it necessary for us to enter For ever dwell among my holiest thoughts,
upon the details of his prospectus.

Ye seraph tones, which breathed around my couch,
As o'er her child's repose that mother hung.
Oh, may these sweet low strains of piety,



These Christian hymns, which on my morning dreams The EXCLUSIVES---The following curious revelation of the ele Were shed like dew upon an opening flower,

racters supposed to be represented in this work has just appeared in With their rich harmony of heavenly love,

the Court Journal ;-Lady Tilney-Lady Jersey. Duchess of He.

manton--Princess Esterhazy. Princess Leinsengen-Princess Lieren. First greet my waking hour in Paradise!.

Lady Ellersby-Lady Cowper. Lord Tounerre-Lord Tullamore. LAURA.

Mr Leslie Winyard-Honourable H. de Roos. Frank Ombre

Frank Russel. Spencer Newcombe-Honourable Spencer Perceral. LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.

Lord Glenmore-Lord Ellenborough. Lady Glenmore-Lady Elles

borough. Lord Albert d'Esterre-Lord G. L. Gower. Lady Dua We have been favoured with an early copy of Mr M‘Diarmid's

melraise-Dowager Duchess of Leeds Lady Tenderden-Lady

Tanker ville. Lady Marchmont-Lady Hopeton. Lord Arlingfordnew work, entitled "Sketches from Natire." It is divided into two

Lord Sefton. Duke of Mercington-Duke of Wellington Colonel parts, the first of which contains Anecdotes illustrative of the Habits Temple-Colonel Trench. Lady Feuillemerte-Lady

Salisbury. of various Animals; and the second, Fragments of Scottish Scenery Lord Gascoigne-Lord Alvanley. Sir William Temple-Sir Go Wai and Manners. From Mr M'Diarmid's well-known and vivid powers render. Mr George Foley-Mr George Anson. of description, we anticipate much pleasure from a perusal of this work, with a particular account of which we shall present our readers production, from the pen of the author of "Richelieu," contains,

DARNLEY; OR THE FIELD OF THE CLOTR OF GOLD.-This in our next. There is preparing for publication, Memoirs of the late Right Rev. Cloth of Gold-Description of White-Hall in the Reign of Henry

among other ably delineated scenes--the celebrated Field of the Bishop Sandford, with Extracts from his Diary, Correspondence, vill.-The Court Fete, Banquet, and Pageant-The Combat, and and Sermons, by the Rev. John Sandford, A.M., Vicar of Chilling deliverance of Francis I.-Shipwreck of Lady Contance, &c. Among ham.

other historical personages, we may enumerate, besides the two mo The author of "The Morning and Evening Sacrifice," “ The

narchs of France and England: The Duke of Buckingham-CarLast Supper,” and “ Farewell to Time," has announced another work as in the press, in three volumes, duodecimo, to be entitled dinal Wolsey-Lord Derby-Earl of Devonshire-Duke of Suffois• The Living Temple,” in which man is considered in his true rela- Lady Constance De Grey--The Earl of Surrey-Lord T. Howard

-Lord Aberga'ny-Lord Montague Sir W. Cecil, &c. &c. tion to the ordinary occupations and pursuits of life. The Rev. Michael Russell, LL.D., author of "A Connexion of

AMERICAN PERIODICAL LITERATURB.-America possesses at pre Sacred and Profane History," &c. has in the press a small volume of

sent 827 periodical publications. In 1775 she had only 35; and in • Discourses on the Millennium,

the Doctrine of Election,

Justifica. It is also interesting to know that all the Indian tribes hare now

1810, 358. Pennsylvania alone has now 185, and New York 1.1. tion by Faith, the Assurance of Faith, and the Freeness of the Gos.

newspapers, and some more than one. pel," &c. &c. A second edition, enlarged and improved, of “Historical Sketches attended. The principal novelties of the season are to be the conti

Theatrical Gossip.The King's Theatre has been as yet but poorly of the Native Irish and their Descendants, illustrative of their Past nental prima donna Lalande, and Lablache, who has been pronoesand Present State, with regard to Literature, Education, and Oral

ced the finest bass singer in Europe.--Nothing new has been doing Instruction," by Christopher Anderson, is promised next month.

at Drury Lane. In the temporary absence of Kean,-Listou, FarMair's Introduction to Latin Syntax, with Additional Notes, Ex

ren, and Vestris are the chief attractions. At Covent Garden, Miss amples in Prosody, and a copious Vocabulary, by the Rev. Alexan

Paton, who plays on the alternate nights with Miss Kerr ble, has der Stewart, Editor of an improved edition of Cornelius Nepos, &c.

been drawing indifferent houses. She receives L.20 per night; and is reported to be nearly ready.

it is said to be the intention of Lord William Lennox to take his A second series of Stories from the History of Scotland, by the Rev. Alexander Stewart, which is intended to complete the work, is wife from the stage as soon as she has secured for him an annual

income of L.1500;- this is very kind in Lord William. Fanny Kad preparing for publication.

ble has written a song, which has been sung at the Harmonists' Som Mr Charles Marsh has been for some time engaged in a complete ciety;-the words are pretty.-The French Company at the Eng. General History of the East Indies, and has now made considerable lish Opera House are well attended. A new piece, called ' Van De progress in the work.

men's Land," has been successfully produced at the Surrey Theatre. Perkin Warbeck, and the Court of James IV. of Scotland, is an - The tragedy of “Werner" has been repeated at Bristol with irnounced.

creased success. Macready and Miss Foote have also appeared there The Rev. Richard Warner has in the press a volume of Literary together in “ Virginius” and “Matrimony.”-Horne, Miss Smith Recollections and Biographical Sketches.

son, and Miss Dyer, formerly of the Theatre here, are at present in The Pilgrim of the Hebrides, and other Poems, by the author of Dublin.-Braham and Miss Clarke are in Aberdeen. The norelties Three Days at Killarney, is announced.

this week at our Theatre, have been the revival of " Waverley” and There is preparing for publication a History of the Church, from

Clari," and the production of a new drama, entitled, “ William the Creation to the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century, in Shakspeare, or the Bard of Avon's Early

Days.” la the two first pieces the form of Question and Answer ; by the late Alexander Smith Pa.

Miss Jarman distinguished herself as Flora M Ivor and Clari; and terson of Aberdeen, edited by the Rev. James Brewster, minister of in the last, which is an amusing enough production, and contains Craig.

some pretty new scenery, Vandenhoff makes a very respectable isi A new volume of Country Stories, by Miss Mitford, author of presentative of the Author of " Hamlel” Vandenhoff takes his “Our Village," is in the press.

benefit on Monday, but his engagement will of course be renewed, The Picture of India-exhibiting in a brief, yet clear and graphic that he may perform along with Young. We have been informed manner, the Geography, Topography, History, Natural History, that Mr Wilson, of whose singing at the last Professional Concert Native Population, and Produce, of that most interesting portion of here we spoke very favourably, is to make his debut upon the stage the Earth; with a particular Account of the European Settlements, in the opera of " Masaniello,” now in preparation. If this be the with the present state of the British Territories, and an impartial case, we augur well of his success, View of the India Question, with reference to the impending Discus. sion on the Renewal of the Charter-with many appropriate Illustra

WEEKLY LIST OF PERFORMANCES. tions from original designs, is announced.

Feb. 13_19. An Annual for the year 1830, entitled The Penelope, has been published at Leipsic. It is edited by Theodore Hell-a very startling SAT. The Wheel of Fortune, 4 A Roland

for an Oliver. name for English ears.

Mon. Waverley, & The Bottle Imp. The second volume of Moore's Life of Byron is expected to be TUES. Pizarro, & The Maid or the Magpie. ready in a few weeks. The first has had a very extensive sale. WED. William Shakspeare, The Youthful Queen, . Free and; The papers of the Earl of Marchmont, comprising a variety of

Easy. original and unknown Documents, Diaries, &c., illustrative of the

THURS. Do., He Lies like Truth, Clari, the Maid o Milen. reigns of Queen Anne, George I., &c. are in the press.

FRI. ELOCUTION.-We observe that Mr Roberts is to deliver a rhetori.

Pizarro, & Rob Roy. cal Lecture, illustrated with readings and recitations, next Saturday. Mr Roberts's entertainments of this kind are in general judiciously conducted, and calculated both to amuse and instruct.

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. GEORGE STREET READING Rooms.-We understand that it is We must still appeal to the patience of several of our Corresponthe intention of the Proprietor of this large and commodious esta ents. We are reluctantly obliged again to postpone the article by blishment to add to it a billiard-room upon a suitably elegant scale. Mr Tennant till next week. The idea seems to be a good one, and, if properly managed, may in. The verses, entitled “ The Destruction of Sodom,"_" Soanet, duce many gentlemen to avail themselves of this agreeable recreation, to the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus,"_" Sonnet” by ** Veritaphis who have too great a regard for their characters to be seen in any of tus, "-" The Star" and "Sianzas" by "P."-and the lines by • R. the common and less respectable billiard-rooms.

W." of Glasgow, will not suit us.-Who is "Euphrosine ?"

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