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FORTUNES OF FRANCESCO NOVELLO DA CARRARA, LORD been given up by the present Magistracy to Mr Short's daughter, OF PADUA, an historical tale of the fourteenth century, from the who, unable to find a purchaser, is obliged to dispose of it by raffle. Gataro Chronicles, with notes, by David Syme, Esq. advocate. We recommend her and her
little scheme to the patronage of the Mr Sweet has in a forward state for publication & second edition amateurs of science, and of the humane in general, as the destitute of his " Hortus Britannicus," which will contain all the new plants descendant of two of our most ingenious scientific artists. The teup to the time of publication. The names will be accentuated, and lescope itself, even independent of this consideration, is an object of the colours of the flowering plants will be added.
interest, as the last which proceeded from the hands of its able conA second edition of Retirement, a Poem, by Thomas Stewart, structor. Esq. is in the press.
Theatrical Gossip-By all we can learn, the Pantomimes, both at A new edition is in a state of forwardness for publication of Rosa. Covent Garden and Drury Lane, are comparatively failures; the one
has no plates. By John Lindley, Esq., F.x.s., Professor of Botany in the mimes at the Adelphi and the Surrey are better. The plot of the University of London. Royal octavo.
Surrey extravaganza, which is called “ Harlequin Apple Pie,” is as There is preparing for publication, the Fossil Flora of Great Bri: follows - The Princess Peppermintdrop is betrothed to Prince Sutain ; or, Figures and Descriptions of the Vegetable Remains found garplum, ('Sweets to the sweet !) whose rival, the Baron of Barleyin a Fossil State in this country. By John Lindley, Esq. F.R.S., sugar, Prime Minister to King Lollypop, the ninety-ninth sovereign and William Hutton, Esq., F. G. S., &c. To appear in quarterly of the dynasty, is banished for his presumption in aspiring to the parts
. Each part will contain ten copperplates, and about forty hand of the Princess An Apple Pie, of the most formidable dimen. pages of letter-press.
gions, is to constitute the wedding-feast, but it becomes the object of Thx NORTH BRITON.-A new påper, beating this title, is about a furious attack and defence between the rivals and their respective to be set on foot under what appear to be very favourable auspices. armies. The Pie, however, is suddenly transformed into a Diamond It is to be conducted by Dr James Browne; late Editor of the Cale- Temple, out of which issues the Fairy, who transforms the Baron donian Mercury, a gentleman of, varied information, of an acute and the King into Pantaloon and Clown, while the Prince and Prinand original mind, and of a ready and popular command of almost cess become Harlequin and Columbine.”- Miss Kemble's third cha every subject necessary to be discussed in a public Journal..
The racter is to be Lady Constance, in King John.-Fawcett, it is said, is paper is to be published twice a-week; and from the known energy about to leave the stage. The Italian Opera,
' which is to open soon,
y secure for it an extensive citculation, and a more than ordinary re- Sontag, nor Zucheli, nor De Begnis, are to be of the company. putation for spirit and independence.
Malibran is engaged; but Mlle. Blasis, a very second-rate singer, is EDINBURGH EVENING Post AND GAZETTE. We have been re- medal by her enthusiastic admirers at Bologna, bearing the following
to be prima donna for a while.—Pasta has been presented with a gold quested by Mr Crichton, late of the Evening Post and Gazette, to insctiption :-" To Giuditta Pasta, in the mystery of Song, by the de. state, that he has resigned the Editorsbip of these papers, and has cision of Italy, in the Histrionic Art, by the acknowledgment of now no further connexion with either of theme,
France, most adrairable, the members of the Cassino gratefully apThe United Service Journal, and Naval and Military Magazine, playing." Upon this inscription the Court Journal remarks- All will , in addition to its numerous other attractions, in future con- we have
to object in relation to the above is, that of all places in the tain a new feature of peculiar interest, under the head of Foreign world, France should have been made the touchstone of merit in the Miscellany. The 1st Number for the present year, just publish-histrionic art, -France—where Miss Smithson is at least as much ed, is more than usually interesting
admired as Pasta-and where Georges and Duchesnois are more ad. THB'King's Sroht.-A great deal has lately been said about the mired than either !"Sontag, it is said, has been nearly suffocated eyesight of our gracious Sovereign, George the fourth. The anti- by'a German plasterer.-Vestris has been playing in Southainpton ; ministerial papers contend that his Majesty is all but blind, while the the curtain drew up one evening to ten persons in the boxes, and ministerial papers, łon the other hand, allege that his sight is excel three in the pit-Ducrow is at Liverpool in great strength, and draw lent, and look on the various reports as mere bugbears. The real ing very crowded houses - Munden and Quick, -the retired and adfact is, that neither party know any thing of the matter. We had mirable comedians, have expressed a wish to act together, in the an opportunity of seeing very lately the King's signature to a govern- same play, once more before their final exit
. Old Dornton and Silky, ment paper, and are able to state, that the formation, freedom, and in " The Road to Ruin," are the characters these sexagenarians have beauty of the letters, were as good as in his Majesty's best days. "of fixed upon. Covent Garden Theatre, where the comedy was origicourse, he may sign well enough with one eye, but it is a pleasure to nálly produced, has been selected for this interesting representation. know that he has at least one
-Mr Murray's arrangements for the next month are as follows: A TITLE-PAGE OR FRONTISPIECE FOR SCRAPBooks. This is an on the termination of Miss Jarman's present engagement, we are to ingenious trifle, and a very pretty specimen of ornamental engraving and, early in February, we are to have Vandenhoff.
have a short visit from Braham; he is to be succeeded by Matthews, The title consists of words in large and in small characters. If the large words alone are read, you have an account in prose of the con
* WEEKLY List of PERFORMANCES, tents of the supposed scrap-book ; but if you read the small words likewise, which are interspersed among the large ones, then you have
1 teach is that it.l! Jan. 2__8. a pretty long poem concerning such works. We do not know that any young lady who keeps a Scrap-book could find a more appro SAT. The Belle's Stratagem, The Twelfth Cake. priate embellishment for it. If it, it
Mon. As You Like It, & Do. JAMES SHORT, F.R.S., OPTICIAN.--This ingenious artist was Tors. The Soldier's Daughter, & Do. born in Edinburgh, 10th June (0.S.) 1710, and died sordewhere near WED, ;' The Point of Honour, tré Youthful Queen, sDo. London, 15th June, 1768. Being left an orphan at an early age, he THURS The Robber's Wife, The Noyades, & Do. was entered on George Heriot's foundation, whence he was trans- FRA) The House of Aspen, of Do. ferred to the High School. He was afterwards sent, by the exertions of some relations, to the University, with a view to his entering the Church of Scotland, and he complied in so far with their wishes as to pass his trials for a preacher. The natural bent of his mind was, however, more turned towards the pursuits of mechanical science,
"1" TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. and this tendency was fostered by the judicious patronage of Maclaurin. Under the protection of that eminent philosopher, and with
SEVERAL interesting Reviews and Articles are still unavoidably the use of his apparatus, Mr Short made great improvements in the postponed. construction of the Gregorian telescope. To this branch of art he
We have received a copy of " May Flowers," which we shall perdevoted his future life, with the exception of a short interval in the use with pleasure.We entirely coincide with our Haddington Coryear 1736, when he was called to London, at the desire of Queen Ca. respondent, in his remarks upon Mr John Stewart's theory of sound, roline to give instructions to Wiliam, Duke of Cumberland, in ma- which appears too unscientific to require any' refutation. We shall thematics. The excellence of his large telescopes is evidenced by the be glad to receive another communication from Old Meldrum, by great demand for them throughout Europe, and by the express tes-the Author of the “ Sketches of Rural Life."-An answer to " Protimony of Maclaurin. His brother Thomas, who followed the same
teus" next Saturday.--"Evangelicus" is inadmissible. profession, was one of the first who projected the establishment of Singular lucubration about Giants” appears to us unintelligible in
“ The Contents of my own Pocket” are still sub judicio.—The an Observatory on the Calton Hill. With a view to the furtherance of this institution, in which he was to have had some share, James pre- Fit," by Rory M'Donald," will not suit us.
its present detached state --The Song" by "N." and " My First sented to the city a large equatorial mounted reflecting telescope, the specula of which were made by his brother, and for which he had been offered L.1200 by the King of Denmark. The plan did not succeed, and Mr J. Short's finances suffered considerably by the fail ERRATUM IN OUR LAST.-In the Review of the Life of Hernan ure. The instrument, which is said to be in good preservation, has Cortes, for “ Hascala," read Tlascala, passim.
of the early nonconformists, and was regarded as one of the firmest defenders of their cause. Doddridge, as a
practical divine, is esteemed in more churches than his Ar Historical Account of my Own Life, with some Reflec-own, and did much in his day, as an active and successtions on the Times I have lived in (1671-1731.) By
ful teacher, to support the intellectual character of his Edmund Calamy, D.D. Edited and Illustrated with
The auto-biography of the former is, perhaps, the Notes, Historical and Biographical, by John Towill least interesting of his writings-it is only valuable as a Rutt. In two vols. 8vo. Pp. 508, 561. London. supplement to them, and as containing the gleanings of the Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1829.
full harv:st which they had reaped. Doddridge's relics The Correspondence and Diary of Philip Doddridge, (to judge by what has been already published) are more
D.D., illustrative of various Particulars in his Life hi- important. They trace for us a faithful pictare of the therto unknown ; with Notices of many of his Contempo
man from his juvenile years till the time when he rested raries, and a Sketch of the Times in which he lived. Edited from his labours', and we confess, for our own part, that from the original MSS. by his great-grandson, John the divine's lessons of self-control are no way weakenDoddridge Humphreys, Esq. Vols. I. and II. 8voi ed by learning that he only exhorts us to a labour Pp. 488, 520. London. Henry Colburn and Rich- which he had already achieved in his own person. He ard Bentley 1829.
was one of those who needed not to fear the exposure of
his innermost secrets to all. Without first-rate talents, The exclusively theological character of the English he was shrewd and sagacious. His temper was cheerful, Universities, and the manner in which their doors are his desires well regulated. Not exactly witty, his playsealed against all who are not members of the Established ful manner charms almost as much as if he were. His Church, have caused a violent and unnatural separation devotional spirit is deep, but free from all extravagance. between their history, and that of the progress of general His warmness of heart heightens all the more pleasing science in the country. In other lands, government seeks features of his character. Yet" the book which presents to compensate to the people their want of political free- us'a character like this, in all the confidence of domestic dom, by extending the benefits of scientific education to intercourse, has afforded the great majority of our conall who seek it-by conferring privileges upon the learned, temporaries food for nothing but a few fool-born jests! and thus creating a class of freemen into which all miay Under the name of Dissenters from the English church, be received. In England, on the contrary, in that was comprehended at the time of the Revolution almost country where alone, in the old world, personal freedom every shade and variety of opinion; but the most numeand the institutions of government are so firmly grounded, rous and respectable sects were the Presbyterians, the and so justly balanced, that each feels strengthened by the Independents, and the Anti-pådobaptists. These three power of its rival,—the public foundations for the higher presented a joint address to Queen Anne, on her accesbranches of knowledge are jealously circumscribed, both in sion, and haye ever since continued to hold together. what regards the subject matter of what is taught, and Under these denominations, also, although perhaps not the persons to whom it is communicated. Even the pale strictly belonging to any of them, were comprehended the dastards of Austria, who tremble before the most trivial Non-conformists--the survivors and desirendants of those speculation on politics, can play with the lightning of who had been extruded from their churches by the Act science unbarmed, as the Indian juggler with the fang- of Upiformity. As we are not at present entering upon less snake, while our dignitaries of church and state stand a history of the sects, this brief account must serve to dazzled and abashed in its presence. We are aristocrats point out the class of men, to the arrangements of educaand loyalists, but we cannot for the life of us see why tion among whom we wish to direet our readers' attenthis should be any hinderance to our wish for the admis- tion., sion of every Briton into the Universities of the land. For a considerable time after the passing of the Act of We cannot see any danger threatening either church or Uniformity, a good many of the young dissenters were state, although every denizen of England, let him belong accustomed to pass a few years at Oxford, conversing to what sect he will, were allowed to cultivate to the ut with the members of the University, and making use of most every faculty by which he may one day serve or or the libraries. Some of them studied at the Dutch Uninament his native country. But it is not upon this im-versities. Others, as the Scotch Universities became betportant question that we are now about to enter. We ter known, were sent there for their education. Still, as advert to the lamentable and absurd fact, that one might it was but a small proportion of the great body of discompose a history of England's achievements in science, senters who could avail themselves of these opportunities, wherein the names of her two Universities would scarcely it was necessary that they shonld have among themselves appear, simply as an apology for recommending to our some provision for the education of their youth. The readers, as an interesting branch of literary history, the method adopted was the establishment of private acadestate of education among the dissenters during the eigh-mies, chiefly at the risk of the individuals undertaking teenth century.
them, but patronised and supported, according to their Both of the men whose Memoirs have suggested these respectability and efficiency, by the more influential disreflections, occupied an eminent station in the dissenting senters. The reader will find notices of these establishcommunion. Calamy was the historian of the sufferings ments in Wilson's Memoirs of De Foe, and in the two
e an exception
98 Mr Forsyth
rest. This period has ielapsed since Mr Forsyth wrote dobe, mevimbly obtrude itselpowe done, witt, no
works whose names stand at the head of this article. The professes his sentiments. It is therefore entitled to our Act of Uniformity had thrown into the ranks of dissent approbation as critics, and we are not sitting in judgment many of the most leartvert clergymewbf the elitisch!" An as politiciansoort.bas te rus ne 4 in occasional student from Leydentor Utrecht 'served to keep Me Horsyth is-a-strenuous laudator temporis acti ; , he up a succession of sachmen." Their plant of tuition was is opposed to almost all the principles, which at present to receive young' hen-(those'destined for secular proces regulateuur puliticalitekatlons both internal and external. sions, as well as' aspitants'to the halfvistry Jointo their He is hostive road tres tidade por heldono altres the resumphouses, where they'remained for fött or Hive yénts," until tion of cash payments, under Mr Peels dill, as un seasonthey had gone thronglia regular course of stüdyonis This able and perni dious Not content with metely controincluded mathematics, and a stridttering of physical seleriée vetting the opinion now sdicommóng that there ought to -logic, morat přilosophy, Maked natutal theblbgfw the beribdsuvy da was the argues that a farther reduation of classica and Hebrew languages that urtlurityt 1b'bllvits heitelyalırate of interest'is'talled for shy, tbe (sitaation of branches. The plåtror study deemed tebessary wishiweral the concreteri Maskookt observations onssthede subject of and comprehensiver The "systet dfellitleri waalahoshi indonteatkxjerwhich he charactedisegi asi 1 4 barbarous ever, two radical defects. to In" the "##$plåée" tfiere was and skilfert mode of expcation,"are particularly worthy but one teacher, who was to conduct the young men befindeticeri Hte come that abtim promenents such as through every branch of learning. This required that he Livonds, bridges, burbolads, machinery and limprovement of should be a man of that general knowledge of all branches lundariobetikerted by the accumulatim of tealth; that the which necessarily interest ng great profundity in anyu The binebitnie wae latteots aqaadbystant pobtion of the national inscholars, therefore,, did not learn from one who was ani come which would be saved, and that which would be adept, but from one who repeated ou trust what adentí had spent, and thus discourages the accumulation of capital. knowledge infused sinta tizen. "Iowas hoknowledge some of luxury guyanits, Birt
is adwhat analogous to what we finX in .effateb and worticommitted in the case of absentees, whose incomes, he thinks, nations, surviving all itellectual activity bue traditional oùght to be taxed. enumeration of imere results.. Iwstle second plake, skie
the subject of Popery that sake of cultivating their own mindspbuswepelyifons the kinënt, that, with very few exceptionisthe Faculty of sake of acquiring such a supeoficiab'degree of information Auvbcati's bad signed the petitibti
' from the Edinburgh as was requisito, before they couldsasspame their station PrduCatholfes; "while only two or three 'sighatöres from in society, or be admitted in to thericlericalyprofession. Hat
Tentheti búas apibéared at the o opposite petition. Of They learned like 'schoolboys not alike) mens u1.Thegi}a- that number, as was well known at the time, and (as is boured at task-work; instead of pursuing from their own hant'ä vosted by himself, Was the Hathe "6f" Mr Porsyth. di xsenting acudemies have sprendoand I kept saliyeandim 46 He slike thern
"absence of support: He has," in his glimmering of learning, whäeb das docasionally given the Political Fragments," igiven the glounds of "that vote, tirst vimpulses Ito strate mode ihappily constituatede ininds, with a decision of settiment WHICH Shows Mis opittiota to but they have never produsert aleruly
great malumot is not have been confirmed by the håversity of his party. " this a state of things which dels loudyi fonunaindment it may be thought that a discussion of the Catholic
i to 9istrites 199 r10) $ puibmutta 1191titw Y1418494 Question has never anbr& dit of place than at present. The
41001 fotobom ISTIT TB ins esitilida e'tuot patteris kettled berolit titt possibility or vetractation ; anid Political, Fragments au By Robert Forsyth, Facundo 'il t'anisHeterestingleriqurilip, How may word, byddai[qoronarogovoril tuo post ytor opel ventist tiow wait until hech gadge ufit by its fruits. cate, Edinburgh
Awe best com1830. Pp. 225.
Port burse tegema tube Change of circumstances ? On 99196 Ylitiken This legitithate und Itin portlint Sunfect?
MY Forsyth's obIt is pleasant to see ihtervalpservatioris yrë kohtly roubain't eittite.q-Thed such an
this' inuch his voluminous and highly-esteemed . Beauties of Scot-hacktiéyed themë, MY Purskih kitcubratlonem be found landi!! and this . h Practical vil'sishtise on Agricultutte, 11 athereffteresting, Profil titeir orth fakty, Tehtning and spirit gréaf utility of which was to found to be affected bylthe
riksAsu spuéeimthi ufikir Porsythirstyle, we present our Butkiot's purely theoreticu! htquaintance with his kwiject. readers with the following fastige. Speaking of those
of pronounces the following eloquenteblogy pose d aic the few who have made forrunes by that Profession in a po may it is whatter of ever happy fortune that the Scotland.
i spirit of evil heu bestirred støúlt in the tid timeos Danger to 110 611 in rood not The present performance is well trorthy of Mr For- religionsand liberty is oneiof the downs in whicle the Divine syth's reputation. It is clear, vigorousy and fearlessly and bounty seatters blessing among thousandia How many in its style 'we occasionally meet with an ait of Yuaiht- were passing through life with lukewarm indifference to ness, which, witkin moderate bbưnds, gives character and their hearts made to burn within then, when they learned spirit. ' Not
any other l'that thil serpent' which their fathers Mad trodde dówn still aberration from, classic purity of diction, but, in the pre-'I lived, that is deadly wound tvas' heayed, that while insent age, when the classig style is by so many enpsidered" troliucing' tàmine into every dostageW hud glided into high insipid, and when'bombast in a thousand, formezinkults placestoliads broken down the busriors otis religion and iithe understanding tetseness and brevisy may be lexcused, boererate difsipas teheats was ovgalooking
the land as even when they occksionally burderi ohyqusinites de
strja and, in trying, they
ance more itu peyga fleevents Without entering upon che queštioni di tie torrectless' cottage of the place the duty or die held of high or low
, , of Mr Forsyth's political opinions,
e, Whoin' hreven Waschoketi, toʻres13f6P to reproach a included within the flowery limits of our literary demesnes, gasrty people, to vecinnie the Pastas TA'Kon'the sacred fire and which we gladly leave to more appropriate superin-1 is to be preserved. What will be the Earl of Eldon himtendence,—we think it must desirables that, in contested self basesheng, lugtforshoptèseny tiwalfitriad? No doubt an questions, the highest ability should be brünght to either hables laborion and suecessful lawyer and judge; but still side of the discussion. Mr Forsyth has advocated his a mere tradeşuase who had spent a life of toil amidst the
yulgar technicalities and drudgery of a most artificial sysown opinions most ably; and his performance will, no tem of law. Enemies he had, and errors and wrongs from doubt, be very acceptable to that party in the state which human weakness, like others, he bad committed. But there
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sums up his narrative with review, within
came a day of grace and of high acceptance, when he was the various geographical details are here combined, in the called to loftier duties; enabled to stand forth to his coun- mode of marking the various routes and stations, and in try, and to after times, as a champion of Protestantism discriminating ancient and modern names—for, in the est. All who joined him will hereafter look back to that chief maps, both are properly, introduced. as to them a proud period, whatever it may prove to their
Aş respects the literary merits of the undertaking, great country and to futare timés. Let them persevere, and be pains have been taken,in correcting the innumerable errors assured, that here and hereafter their labour will not be in in the references and quotations, with which late editions vain.”-Pp. 181, 2.4;! ! Heller * s10
are so generally deformed, bTo assure the purchaser of In Mr Forsyth's opinion, the world is in a revolu- elegance and accuracy of typography, not to be surpassed tionary state.”; He dreads the vpengness of superstition at this moment in the British empire, we have only to and oppression, promoted by the advance of Catholicism inform him that the volumes are from the press of our in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, nay even in Britain owp printer, Mr Ballantyne. Each voluine, too, is strongly herself; although he doubts not that, af lyhatever expense, bound in green cloth, with gilt, back-titles; so that, from and after what struggles and sacrifices sdever, Protestan- the shelyes of the bookseller, the work may at once be tism and liberty must" triumpla in our own country. transferred as 4 useful and pot unornamental addition to Events will pass OYward, and the truth ot kerror of these any library. ,si tos buon of Kris predictions will appearani To us belongs the gentler andd 1677411, przy pick happier task of watchingand fostering, and disseminar Weeds and Wildflowers
: 'By the late Alexander Balfour; arts civilized by man. bis'i va .) v 9010
author of Campbell, or the Scottish Probationer," &c.
&c. With' a 'Mémoir of the Author. Edinburgh.
to rupte bullisella o Daniel Lizars. 1830. " Bvo. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." By
Theskire the lastrelics of an amiable, havourable, and a series of Maps, designed for the work." Edinburgh. in 1767, and died in Edinbiurghi on the 12th of SeptemEdward Gibbon, Esq. Vols.' 1.-" Illustrated with
well-informed man. r i Mr Balfonnwas bormin Forfarshire John Thomson. 1829-30.
-ber, 1829.110-No events of a very striking nature distinThe present can be considered in the light neither of a bgnisited his careerto For the misfortunes incident to a periodical publication, nor of a finished series, and only mercantiles life he boughts and found consolation in the as an original work, in regard to its valuable illustratique ; pursuits of literntures i fhough not exactly eminent, he yet as we hold in our view all meritorious attempts, of was always respectable asyalwritéry' and-his-pame was the Scottish press, particularls, we think it right, thus well know-beyond the immediat divde of his own acearly to call public attention and approbation to this spi- quaintances modelor two of bisnovelo sate favourites with rited and praiseworthy endeavour to give a complete edi- the reading publiés -and "bis poetry, without being partition of the above standard work. Seven, yolumes of the bealarly distinguished forvits brilliancy or uigour 1.possesses proposed twelve are now published, an eighth being nearly mary quiet and tunobtrusivo meritsim His"Characters ready, which is at the rate of six yolumes x-year, i Asomisted in Crabbe's Panish + Register !! would have done far as it has now proceeded, we can have no hesitation, in bordiscredit to the fieHegisteritself. The memoir presaying, that the present is the most perfect, editiop of the fixed to the presentinolute i and whichi, we are told, is
L is singular facts singular, because, the defect though from perately written, affording a correct estimate of Mr Balthe first acknowledged, was not, before attempted, fully to four's abilities and character, and thus doing more for his be remedied, and of which many of our readers may not be
have been accomplished
the grossaware that of the numerous editions of this mos popular l'est'Ratcery. of British historians, even the original quartos, and octayps, the Pollowing pa published during, the lifetime, and in some measure, heartily agree : under the inspection, of the author, not one was completed, in all its necessary, apparatus, Everyone, iq, A very slight ander Balfour, the reader may glean his general character degree studious of history, knows the importapce of accurate geographical, accompanimento in particular. To 13 Food man struggling
with a versity be a sight worthy the necessity of such appendages, no one could be more Mt Balfour afford a noble Imunl lesson From tho time alive than the illustrious author himself; and ye dearn, ithat palsy ideprived ouri author of his locomotive powers, from his published correspondence that he had engaged erippled big handwriting, and nearly depriyed him of speech, the celebrated D'Anville to construct an, atlas, purposely, he composed. four, volunues of poetry, of which, two were for bis history. The task was undertaken,,aud, if ac- published sixteen
periodicals, but the geographa died before it was commenced, and Mr which would fill a nearly
equal number. Let it be récol. Gibbon was obliged to supply che deficiency from resources lected, that before this unfortunate son of genius conten
ced in earnest his literary career, the hegday of life was past, at hand, seemingly little to his private satisfaction. Suc- and his spin-it damped, niot only by the sudden overcasting of ceeding publishers' have only repeated what was from the lis world, hopes, but by the pressure of adversity. A mind beginning imperfect. The edition which we now constituted like bis is keenly alive to joy, and conscquently,
the superior advantages of extended know..I equally alive to the sorrows which chequer existence, -of the original author, fulfilling his intention in a manner shut out from the ever-varying'aspects of that fair creation, which, we have no doubty would have satisfied even his which for hiin had so many charnis, we find long years of
adverse fortune, with the innumerable evils directly or inanxiety and intelligence. The maps are numerous, and directly following in its train, and yet that he bore up with exceedingly well selected, embracing both classical and cheerful, hope, and pious resignation, unweariedly exerting middle-age geography. Infinitely superior in point of the faculties, which were left him, we may be able to form execution to those of Cellurius
and Claverius, these charts soine idea of the noble strength of his character. Instead of are equal, in correctness and fulness of detail, to those of becoming sullen, morose, and envious of the felicity of which D'Anville himself, while they surpass, his best works, 1 fie could be only a spectator, his countenauce bore a perpenow so scarce, in beauty. The principal proprietor, and, tual smile; and the benignity of his heart continued to die we believe, original projector, of the edition, is already and their actions. He entered cordially into the society of
vulge itself in the lenient judgments he passed upon men well known to the public as having paid especial attention the young and happy; and never lost his relish for innoto geographical publication ; and the careful examinator cent amusements. will find much to praise in the practical skill with which “ Little else remains to be noticed of a life, which, al
deeply interests every one who is se discussions, which those to whom nature has attached him, and an abstract
though sufficiently eventful to its possessor, and those con courts; or inflict pain and suffering on their persons benected with him by the closest and tenderest of human ties, yond what is justifiable under the plea of necessary corhad little to recommend it to the attention of readers who rection in which case he becomes amen able to the cridelight in enterprise and bustle. It is more to be regarded as a history of mind,--of a mind, unsubdued by the wreck minal courts. And this is rightly ordered, both in respect of a bodily frame, and almost heroically persevering in its
to the moral character of the parent, and to the moral daily exercise. Let it also be remembered, that that exer training and bappiness of the child. It is rightly ordered cise was always in defence of virtue, and that he disdained in respect to the moral character of the parent, for only to pander to the taste of the vicious. Tą his yrave, Ar Bal- the man who acts from the free impulses of his own heart, four carried the admiration of many--the respect of all who') and under the control of his own reason and moral sense, knew him; and of his writings, it may be atfirmned, with
is virtuous. The freeman may act wrong, but the slave equal truth as of those of Thomson, that he left no line, which, dying, he could wish to blot.""'--P. 86-91,
cannot act right. That outward show, of correctness, As to the contents of the volume before us, they are enactments, is not virtue--it is but the soulless motion of
which may be produced by the rigid enforcement of legal such as will not disgrace the author or his friends... Several of the prose Tales and Sketches possess much inte the state, to control the actions of its citizens, to conform
an automaton. Any attempt, therefore, on the part of rest; and the Poetry, which is miscellaneous and divers them to an outward etiquette, further than is necessary sified, is more than respectable. We are inclined to con- for preserving the peace of society, is degrading and desider the address « To a Canary-Bird, lescaped from its moralising to the national character. Laws, which would Cage,” which originally appeared in the Literary Journal, prescribe to a man that he must hold such opinions, and as among the best poetical pieces. The work is hands
act in such a manner, (not only in public, but within the somely printed, and bas our best wishes for its success.
walls of his own household,) may make him a more accomplished hypocrite, bat never a better man.
But we A View of the Court of Chancery. By the Hon. Wil happiness and moral training of the child, the interference
go further, and maintain that, even with regard to the liam Long Wellesley. 8vo. Pp. 84. London. James of the state is inexpedient. The severest blow that can Ridgway. 1830.
be inflicted upon a child's morale, is separating him from We neither know nor care any thing about the Hon. the family circle, or diminishing, by the intrusion of a William Long Wellesley. He may be as black as his ad- third party, the warm-hearted confidence with which he versaries represent him, or as innocent as he declares him- clings to his parent. There is a time of life when the self to be. The present pamphlet, and indeed his whole mind emancipates itself by a spontaneous effort, and seeks conduct during the painful proceedings in the great case to form its judgments independent of the authority on Wellesley versus Beaufort, prove him to be no very wise which it previously relied. But every thing that fore man : but that is no business of ours. There is, how.. stalls this period, and forces the child to judge between a involved in
or may one day become, standard of right, before his faculties are sufficiently dea father-every one who regards the inalienable rights of veloped, deadens the affections, without enlightening the humanity--every one who takes pride in the moral cha- mind. It is a like perilous operation in the moral world, racter of his country: and but for this circumstance, we to the untimely extraction of the fruit from the parent in should not have soiled our paper with the most distant the physical. No artificial fostering can compensate the allusion to a case in which it seems to have been the great chilling of the vital heat, which is its natural consequence. object on both sides publiely to bespatter each other. , We would even go so far as to say, that no example, how
This is now the second time that the Court of Chan. ever immoral, and no principles, however dangerous, could cery has seen fit to arrogate to itself the right to interfere be half so detrimental to an ingenuous child, as a blow so between a father and his children;, and, under the pre- stunning to all his natural feelings." But we are not text that the former was, from his moral and religious obliged to rest upon such an extreme argument. The law opinions or conduct, unfit to have the charge of the latter, can only speak in general terms ; its special application to withdraw them from his superintending care. We must always remain with the judge. The law can only dewish to enquire, whether, in this intrusion into t
the sacred clare, that a parent of gross immorality, or pernicious privacy of domestic life, Chancery be borne out'either by opinions, shall not be intrusted with the education of his the principles of abstract justice or the law of England. children ; and it must be left to the conscience and in
In the first place, we would enquire how far such an telligence of one irresponsible man, to decide on the deinterference is justifiable on the principles of abstract jus="gree of immorality or error which deprives a man of his tice. Courts of law are either civil or criminal. The dearest and proudest privilege. In determining for the former are entitled to pronounce what is law in questions adoption or rejection of a law, we must often be guided of disputed property, and to enforce, by the aid of the ex-" by merely comparative preference. In this case, thereecutive power, obedience to their decisions. The latter fore, 'even though we should admit the possibility of such are entitled to pronounce the sentence of the law upon depravity in a father as would render the interference of those gross outrages against the peace and well-being of a judge expedient, (a possibility which the advances of society, from the perpetration of which it has been deem-' the age in every sort of mental culture is rendering every ed expedient to deter men by the infliction of punishment; day less probable,) stin the danger accruing from the reand to insist that their decrees shall be carried into exe- posing such a fearful power in the hands of one man must cution. The authority of neither the one nor the other decide us against it: extends beyond these limits. They have to right to But we likewise proposed to enquire, whether the law watch over our speculative opinions, to intrude into our of England 'recognised any such power of interference in household arrangements, nor even to interfere with our the Chancellor. On this question, of course, we do not moral conduct, however questionable, as long as we do feel ourselves so free to speak as on the other. " It is a nothing contrary to the express laws of the land. By the question of a difficult and complex system of law, to which constitution of the country, every man is entitled to hold we are in a great measure strangers. ' Still 'we would his speculative opinions, in morals or religion, unchal venture to say, after careful enquiry, and with all diffilenged, provided he does not publicly attack the establish- dence, that it does not appear to us that the Chancellor, ed church. By the same constitution, he is entitled to or any English judge, has a right to remove children from manage his household affairs, and educate his children, as the care and education of their parent, on any other plea he thinks best, as long as he does not waste or alienate than that of their being exposed to personal violence. such property as they may have acquired independently Lord Eldon claimed a right to interfere in the case of of him-in which case he becomes amenable to the civil Wellesley against Beaufort, on the ground that the Chan