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lowed with the most scrupulous punctuality the treatinent Mr. Von Rosenfeldt waited upon me, and gave me notice sbe prescribed for this case. Mr. Boy wrote this down, that he was ready to begin bis experiments in the Greek and as not only the disease really showed itself, but also Hospital. Considering the serious nature of the business the spitting of blood followed on the day fixed, the pa- he was about to undertake, I was astonished to find him tient was, according to her own prescription, conveyed in most excellent spirits. l informed him of my readiness lightly dressed into a room, which was kept constantly at to lend him all the assistance in my power. I was occuan equal temperature of 20°. Here she slept without pied the whole of the morning in making preparations for intermission for eight days, and took nothing but some this experiment. At ten in the forenoon I requested that spoonfuls of magnetised water, at intervals prescribed by he would make use of the Turkish vapour bath, for the herself, to take which she indeed opened her lips, which purpose of ascertaining whether or not he had been rubwere otherwise fast closed, but always kept her eyes shut. bed with oil, and likewise by opening the pores of his At the end of eight days Mr. Boy waked her from this body, to bring him in such a state to the Plague-Hospital slumber, and she was put into a bath of the warmth of as would facilitate the communication of infection. Tbis 20°. in which she remained half an hour, and when she measure appeared to me the more necessary for obtaining left it, slept for three hours, at the end of which she satisfactory proofs for and against his treatment, as these awoke, very well and cheerful, without any recollection vapour-baths are known, from experience, to be the most of her eight days' sleep. It is probable that a particular dangerous conductors of the Plague. From the bath I account of this case will be published.” We have given conducted bim to the Greek-Hospital at Pera, which coninsertion to this anecdote to mark the assiduity with which tained about 20 persons afflicted with the Plague. I then modern magnetizers are assailing the credulity of the desired him to perform in my presence some proof of the world !
efficacy of bis treatment, to which he gladly assented. Rome.--His Holiness is busily employed in projects for The patients were unable to leave their beds, and as I the restoration of the ancient monuments. A system bas dared not proceed further, I proposed that he should be just been adopted for making excavations in several places couducted by the Director of the hospital and the Priests. where it is hoped that valuable discoveries will ensue.
The Director and the Priests afterwards informed me, to The Marquis of Ischia (Canova) has presented to his their utter astonishment, that he remained for several Holiness several interesting memoirs on the embellish- minutes in close contact with two patients, who were in a ments of Rome. The laborers out of employment, whose dreadful stage of the disorder, and that he even touched maintenance was a burthen to the state, are going to be them, and conversed with them without the least appreformed into companies, and employed in the excavations, hension. Having recommended him to the Priests and and in the reparation of the high ways. The success of the Director, I abandoned him to his fate, at the same the researches in the Campo Vaccino encourages the pro-time expressing the sincerest hopes that he might not be secution of them. All that has not been destroyed is to deceived in his expectations.”. rise from the ground. Though the opening of the Theatre The second letter, dated the 16th of December, is as of St. Charles, at Naples, has attracted a great number of follows:" I visited Mr. Von Rosenfeldt yesterday at foreigners, sufficient remain to render our city very ani- noon, and can state the following particulars respecting mated, and the Conversazioni very brilliant. We reckon his plan of inoculation for the Plague. The two patients above fifty houses where there are concerts every evening whom he visited on the 10th, and of whom I made menKing Charles IV. admits almost every day foreigners and tion in my first letter, died on the 12th, being two days the Roman nobility to his circles. This court has become after Mr. Von Rosenfeldt was with them. Mr. Von the asylum of the tire arts; his Majesty, who is profound- Rosenfeldt, as well as liis interpreter, who had been inoculy versed in the knowledge of antiquity, surprises even the lated on the gih, in my presence, touched with their bare most learned.
fingers the open pustules of some inoculated patients, Play is almost entirely out of fashion. The assemblies who had been brought from the hospital for that purpose. resemble a kind of learned academies. One often hears Both he and his interpreter handled the sick persons with in them improvisatori in the Greek, Latin, and Italian such confidence as to excite the wonder of the Director languages.
of the hospital. Mr. Von Rosenfeldt still continues to INOCULATION FOR THE PLAGUE.
visit the patients, and has even taken into his service a The Foreign Journals have lately made frequent men-boy who has open pustules on various parts of his body.” tion of the success of a German Physician, who inoculat The number of the periodical publications of Vienna. ed himself for the Plague. The following account of his was increased on the 1st of January last by the appearexperiments throws more light upon that interesting sub-ance of a critical journal, entitled the Antagonist, a new ject, than any that bave yet appeared.
musical journal, and another under the name of Historical CONSTANTINOPLE.-The experiments made by Mr. Annals. On the other hand, the General Literary JourValla, a Physician of Mantua, and the English Dr. nal bas been dropped, the Editors being unable to support Maclean, for inoculating with the plague, have been sur-the great expenses attending it. passed by the discovery of Mr. Von Rosenfeldt, a German, We learn from Austrian papers, that a printing-press, to who has for some time been a resident here. The truth save labour, was invented by Shauss at Vienna about the of this assertion is proved by the following letters, written same time as Koenig invented his in London. It would by Dr. Burghardt, who assisted Mr. Von Rosenfeldt in be already in use, bad not the inventor wished to improve his experiments. The first letter, dated the 13th of De- it, and also been withheld by humanity, because there are cember, is to the following effect :-" Early this morning at present so many men out of employment.
NORTII AMERICAN IMPROVEMENTS.
BRAZILIAN DISCOVERIES. North AMERICA.--There is more ambition in the Though Germany possesses no foreign colonies, yet her policy of the United States than Theorists would expect persevering and scientific sons are not the less anxious to from a Republican Government; but this policy is not investigate the natural history of distant regions. Brazil the less deserving the notice of British Statesmen. The has, for some time past, been a rich mine for their research; following observations, drawn from American Journals, and the recent matrimonial connexion of the Austrian and present us with interesting mạtter for serious contempla- Portuguese Courts appears to have excited great hopes in tion.-" The intentions of our Government are entirely the minds of the German philosophers. In a recent jourpeaceable, and all its exertions are directed towards in- nal we find some observations on this subject highly de.
ternal improvements, in which view great enterprises are serving of attention, where it is said that, “it seems to announced. The communications between the different have been reserved for the Germans in particular, to exparts of our immense Territory will be facilitated by dig- plore, with scientific eye, that Eldorado, where diamonds ging canals, and improving the navigation of the rivers. apd gold are washed down with the current of the rivers, T'he capital city of Washington is chosen as the central and to illumine it with the beans of European civilization. point from which these labours are to commence, and to Thus, the first who long observed that country with scrube continued in all directions. The grand plan is to open tinizing eye, and made (for his age) the most accurate ina communication between the fine river Ohio, which is so quiries into its productions, was the great German Prince very convenient for navigation, and flows through an ex-Maurice, of Nassau, who was for ten years governor of the tent of above 300 geographical miles of the finest coun. present province of Babia, and who, with and by bis Gertry, and the Lakes of the North as well as the Atlantic man body physician, Markgraf, caused all the remarkable Ocean. At the same time, measures are in contenuplation productions of that coast, which was then an entirely virto become at length master of the enormous Mississippi, gin land, to be accurately drawn and beautifully colored. which is navigable for above 500 geographical miles, and Linnæus nade use of these accounts, which have come by bears the largest ships, so that its great annual overflow- inheritance to the house of Brandenburgh, and are now ings may no longer do any damage. Great progress has preserved, in two folio volumes, where the hand-writing already been made in making new roads ; in many parts of of the great Maurice himself frequently occurs, in the the United States, one travels as conveniently as in Eng- great Royal Library of Berlin, of which they are considerland; and the Government of Pennsylvania, lias, according ed a distinguished ornament. The late Professor Ilger, to the report of the Secretary of State, particularly dis- whose too early death was a great loss to the sciences of tinguished itself in this respect. The causeways, of which zoology and entomology, had resolved to undertake an ediWashington is also the centre, will be extended, as the tion of this MS. corrected by the latest discoveries, and enMinister has signified to the Congress, by order of the riched with the zoological treasures which Count HofmanPresident, in the years next ensuing, towards all parts of segg had received from his friend Gomez, in Bahia. Even the great territory of the Republic. After this, the main now, when the new court of Rio Janiero, one of the most attention of our Government will be directed to the popu- important results of this eventful æra, attracts all eyes, sevelation. Our country, which is so fruitful and so rich in ral Germans (of whom some, as the enterprising Prince of the productions of nature, wants only hands. The most Nenwied, are traversing that immense kingdom as travellers; of the treasures which the mineral kingdom affords, have others are in the Portuguese service, as Lieutenant Colonel not been even examined ; boundless tracts of the finest Von Eschwege, Major Von Fellner; and these with a Gerland lie uncultivated ; and we even pay large sums to foreign man diplomatist in the Russian service, the active Langscountries for articles, which we miglit find or raise much dorf,) have united to form a society for the advancement of better at home.”
Natural History, from which we shall soon see a new jourAFRICAN CIVILIZATION. An African school has nal of its own. How much is there to be done in that counlately been established at New York, where promising try for every branch of Natural History, and how justly may young negroes are received and instructed, that they may Germany be proud, that just at this moment, (by the marbe qnalitied in future to act as teachers of their country- riage of the Archduchess Leopoldine to the Prince of men in Africa. This plan is adopted in conformity to the Brazil
, and the great encouragement thereby afforded to principle, which is doubtless well founded, that no nation the expedition of above twenty enterprising men, who, furmakes considerable progress in civilization, unless children nished with every necessary qualification and every interof its own race set a good example ; for this reason the nal aid, will traverse the Brazils in all directious,) German American Government does not look among its own fellow- knowledge aud accuracy of research will entirely open to citizens, but among the Africans themselves, for those us this exhaustless mine, we mean not of gold and diawho are designed for Missionaries to that part of the monds, but of science. In consequence of all this, Brazil world.--" With the belp of those men,” (says the Adoress,) will become a standing article in the German scientific “ Africa will soon boast her own poets and orators, elo-journals. Particularly interesting information may be exquence will flow from the swelled lips of these people, pected from the active and judicious Von Eschwege, the their dark hands will touch the strings of the lyre, and Superintendant of the Royal Cabinet of Minerals at Rio weave the silken web. On the banks of the Niger, as on Janeiro. He lately found near Cocans, in the proper mine those of the Thames, temples will arise to the honor of the country, Minas geraes, gold with mica of iron (EisenglimOne only God, and the same power which changed Pales- mer). In the sterile districts which extend between the tine into a fruitful land, will perhaps remove the curse of provinces of Minas and Goyas, he discovered those exbarrenness from the vast sandy deserts of Africa.” haustless Saltpetre caverns, from which the great Guu
powder Manufactory at Rio Janeiro and the smaller one (ously examined- with a view, on the part of some, to expose at Villa Ricca are supplied. One of the most wonderful its defects, on the part of others, for the purpose of upholding phenomena is the enormous Loadstone Mountain called its energies, and pointing out its perfections, they woull the Serra di Pietade, near Sabara, so called from a chapel of hereditary rank, not possessed of the blessings of fortune,
derive some consolation in reflecting, that a man, not possessed of the Virgin di Pietade, which lies veiled in clouds upon was enabled, by an exertion of his own abilities-by a successthe summit. From the place where this Loadstone Moun- ful display of his own talents—to place himself in that station tain begins, upon a basis of slaty earth, it is still 350 of society, which was most likely to lead to honourable indetoises to the top. This Loadstone Cone affords the most pendence. The prevailing sentiment in Mr. Horner's mind was wonderful phenomena in the changes of the polarity of the that of independence; and well was it observed by one of his magnetic needle. That this highly favored' land may not panegyrists, that it was this feeling which led him, while he want a ready supply of Salt, we find in an extent of 80 pecessary to his efforts in the House—while he was studying.
was filling his mind with those stores of knowledge that were leagues in the desert, from Rio de St. Francisco, in-nur domestic economy and foreign policy—to devote himself calculable exudations of common salt, where the salt also to the painful and laborious duties of his profession. He that is taken away is found to be constantly replaced in attended to those laborious studies, because he conceived, that, three or four days. On all these points, at which we can by these means alone, he could hope to obtain an independence, merely hint here, we may speedily expect the most inter- and to arrive at those honours and emoluments wbich his esting communications." There is a spirit of liberal re
talents were calculated to realise. search manifested in those observations that claims atten. ral that office should be offered to one so politically and per
When the present opposition came into power, it was natution from those who possess the control of the far extended sonally intimate with some of the leaders, as Mr. Horner then colonies of Britain.
was; accordingly we find liim occupying the situation of comMEXICAN BOTANY.--M. de Candelle, Professor at missioner for the liquidation of the Carnatic claims. But he Geneva, has lately received from M. Moxigno, a Mexican held this only for a short time, relinquishing it in consequence botanist, a collection of 2000 drawings of Mexican plants, of finding the duties incompatible with that strict attention hitherto entirely unknown.
required by his professional pursuits.
His seat for St. Ives he held until 1813; when Mr. Shipley
vacating his seat for St. Mawes, a borough supposed to be unBIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS.
der the patronage of the Marquis of Buckingham, Mr. Horner was returned, and was its representative at the time of his
death. FRANCIS HORNER, Esq. M. P.
His health had been for some time declining; and we are Whatever may have been the general complaints against told that it was with feelings of the deepest regret, that he the Scottish Union at the commencement of the past century, found hiinself unable, for some time past, to attend to the laand against the Irish Union at the opening of the present one, borious duties of his profession, or to discharge his Parliamentit is an incontrovertible truth that many individuals have ary functions in that place. He was induced, under these cir. thereby been afforded opportunities of dedicating to the service cumstances, to try the effect of a milder climate; but the hope of of the Empire at large, those talents which, otherwise, would renovated health failed-the experiment unfortunatoy proved have been sacrificed to the petty squabbles of what may be useless-he fell the victim of a lingering and painful disease; called “ Provincial Parliaments,” in the two Sister Kingdoms. but he preserved, undiminished, to the last
, the equanimity of The gentleman, who forins the subject of the following his mild and amiable temper, and the unimpaired' faculties of memoir, may be adduced as a proof of this; a man, of whom bis vigorous and enlightened understauding. it has been well said that not only in these times, but in all Long separated from his relatives and early associations, times, to lose such a combination of commanding talents and he had, previously to his departure for Italy, looked fore strict integrity, must be considered as a national loss. ward with delight to spending the last summer in the hosum
Mr. Horner is we believe a native of that part of the Island, of bis family, remote from scenes of political discord. That North of the Tweed; born of respectable, but not very affluent plan he was prevented from carrying into execution—but his or highly connected parentage. As these circumstances were friends have this consolation, that, by his native virtues, the rather pointedly alluded to on a recent parliamentary occasion, spirit of his mind, and the purity of his heart, he had gained we potice them, the more particularly, as a proof of the early that honorable applause, to which nothing else would have enexuberance of his genius which could induce his friends to titled him. afford him an education fitting for the legal profession. After The climate of Italy did not answer either his own expectathe usual studies, he was called to the Scottish Bar; but a new tions or those of his friends; and he expired at Pisa, on the 8th scene, both legal and political, was soon opened to him, as we of February last. We cannot sum up this sketch in a more have understood, through his connection with a critical work pointed manner, than by giving place to a few of the very bearing the title of a Northern Capital, but intimately connected handsome observations made by Lord Morpeth, whilst moving with London Politics. This induced him to come to the me- a writ for a member ia his room. His Lordship, with much tropolis, where he commenced a course of English Law and energy, said, was also called to the English Bar, with the intention of unit " It would not be necessary for him to enter into any detail of ing political exertions with legal practice. His political friends the serious studies and occupations which engrossed his attenwere so struck with his talents, that they determined instantly tion—but this he might be allowed to say, that he raised the to bring him into parliament; and he was accordingly returned edifice of his fair fame on a just and good basis—on the basis of for the Borough of St. Ives to the Third Imperial Parliament, conscious integrity and honest independence. He was inflexible in December, 1806. This is a Borough where the right of in adhering to the maxims of truth and justice of these he Election was deterinined, in 1702, to be in those paying Scot never lost sight. In expressing his opinions in the House, he and Lot, but its parliamentary history presents some ex. adopted that chaste and simple, but, at the same time, imprestraordinary charges of bribery since that period. Forsive style of oratory, which, rejecting all superfluous ornament, the talents which placed Mr. Horner in that situation, seemed peculiarly suited for sober and deliberate discussion. we feel all due respect, and perfectly agree with an honor- His talents were sufficiently known by the House; and, thereable member, who observed that in times like the present, fore, required no enumeration from him. But, he was sure, when the structure of the Constitution was strictly and rigor- whatever might be thought of his political opinions, the llo.
norable Gentlemen opposite would say, that I never used any sic, Professor of Anatomy, and Fellow of St. John's College, undue or uncalled for severity in his observations. They would was elected one of the Physicians to that Institution, in the have the candour to allow, that the expression of his opinions, room of the late Sir Isaac Pennington. however manly and decided, was never imbittered by personal The other candidate was Cornwallis Hewett, M. B. Downing animosity or private dislike.—(Hear, heur.) The operation of Professor of Medicine, and Vice-Master of Downing College. his amiable qualities prevented such feelings from influencing The numbers, at the close of the poll, werehis conduct. But, successful as his exertions were in that
For Dr. Haviland
117 House, and in other places, considering the contracted span of
For Professor Hewett his life, they could only be contemplated as the harbingers of Dr. Haviland has signified his intention of resigning the extraordinary efforts, when time had matured his talents—as Professorship of Anatomy at Cambridge; in consequence of the precursors of exertions infinitely more exalted, whep years which Dr. Woodhouse, of Caius College, brother to the emihad added to bis knowledge and bis experience. Mr. Horner pent Mathematician of that name, and Mr. Clark, of Trinily, was a loss to his family and friends-and, he might add, to that have already commenced a cauvass. House and to the country-that could not easily be repaired.” R. Lawson, Esq. B. A. Magdalen, is elected Fellow of that
At a late meeting of the ROYAL SOCIETY, Mr. Pond, the
ley's opinion of some of the fixed stars having a parallax. Mr. CONJUGAL FELICITY.
Pond's astronomical observations are all hostile io this theory. Orazio, heir to Montanini's fame,
Indeed, the circumstance is scarcely possible, when we recollect Young, noble, proud of his illustrious name, While these soft accents murmur'd from his tongue,
that the sun's greatest parallax never exceeds eight seconds :
and if Sirius is only double his distance from us, it is impossiO'er his fair consort aud her nurseling hung
ble that any instrument, or any visual observation, could be Offspring of love, thy soul illumin’à face, Array'd in beauty and cherubic grace,
depended upon to measure accurately a smaller angle.
The Lectures now in course, at the ROYAL ACADEMY, are My fancy to you radiant Heav'n sublimes, Or leads me, raptur'd, to the blissful times,
those of Mr. Soane on Architecture, and Mr. Flaxman on When our divine Redeemer, first, on earth,
Sculpture. Appear'd effulgent from a mortal birth.
Paris.—The Royal Academy of Sciences have lately reWhile bending low, I gaze supremely blest,
ceived some very curious communications.-M. Aymez has Sleep on, Regillio, on thy Mother's breast;
discovered an indelible ink. M. Majendie is of opinion, that O'er thee, her first-born hope, and blooming care, the presence or want of azote has a considerable effect on A sweeter loveliness her features wear,
nutritious substances, in fitting them for the necessary supply Beaming, in smiles, maternal love and joy ;
to animal bodies. Then sleep, oh sleep, and glad her soul, my boy.
Leghorn.-An Academy of Sciences, of Literature, and Rous'd by her balmy kiss, dost thou awake,
Arts, has been recently established. It is under the patronage And, now, thy thirst from those pare fountains slake, I, too, receive thy quick endearing glance ;
of the Grand Duke, and has held its first sitting, when many To me, to me, thy eager hands advance :
strangers and visitors of eminence and distinction, both for And all thy young, thy mute affections ily
learning and rank, were present.
REVIEW OF PICTURES
IN THE BRITISH INSTITUTION CONTINUED. While, mingling gentle looks and dimpled smiles
Tue lake of Avernus, by C. V. FIELDING. This picture With playful intancy's endearing wiles, Thy head thrown back, on her fond knee reposes,
combines great grandeur of conception with equal vigor of exeAnd thy sweet mouth a thousand charms discloses. W. C.
cution. The penciling is large and full of character; the grounds
are broken in a fine laste. The rocks, water, herbage, trees, EPIGRAM
lofty mountains in the distance, and embattled array of clouds, ON SEEING MR. LANE'S PORTRAJIS.
are thrown together with a true poetical spirit. The colouring
is rich, and of a mellow tone. As a whole, the invention disT'HE Miss, the mother, and the dad, To Lane for every portrait go ;
plays a boldness of imagination and genuine fee ing for the And if in this they be pot mad,
highest class of landscape, which, in Italy, would obtain for it He soon contrives to make them so
the applause and rank of a capital picture. In England it is For while they sit, with primly glee,
worthy of a place in any collection of paintings by the old A mimic rival rises fast,
Masters, and it certainly advances the Artist to a high staTheir own face, person, air, they see,
tion in his profession. As a landscape composition, it is a con And are beside themselres at last! ILLE EGO. spicuous object in this exhibition, and worth a ship-load of the
gaudy, washy, vapid things, called prospects from nature,
which are in such request among the arimirers of the tea-board PROCEEDINGS OF LEARNEN SOCIETIES,
and fan-mount style. Views of nature, when coloured with DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN.
the fresh tone of English scenery, and mellowed into harmony, OXFORD.-No Academic graduations have taken place during possess a never-failing charm; but, when painted in negative the past week, at this University.
hues, or destitute of truth in the local colouring, are false CAMBRIDGE. —The only degrees conferred last week, were in so important an essential, that their other merits, in general, those of Batchelor of Arts upon Messrs. H. H. Blackman, can be but of a low orier, indeed. We know not this artist, Trinity, and R. Rastal, Jesus.
and cannot pretend to judge what degree of patronage he may Dr. Joho Haviland, Fellow of St. John's College, and Prow have experienced; but we feel it our duty to bear this full and fessor of Anatomy, has been appointed by his Royal Highness free testimony to the power of his pencil in this bold Hight of the Prince Regent to the office of Regius Professor of Physic, his genius. vacant by the death of Sir Isaac Pennington.
Mr. WILLIAM WESTALL, A. R. A. a brother to Richard At a Special Meeting of the Governors of Addenbrooke's Westall
, the Royal Academician, has four local views in the Hospital, in this town, Dr. Haviland, Regius Professor of Phy- Rooms. His small landscapes of this class, possess very su
perior attractions. In general they are selected with judgment, formance therefore commenced with God Save the King by the executed with taste, and highly finished, without losing a full Orchestra. To this succeeded the former selection from sprightly freedom in the penciling. The touch is delicate but Haydn's Seasons, in which the singers and instrumental perfirm; the shadows strong and warm; and the general effect foriners were more perfect than on its first production. vigorous, reposive and united. His skies and distances are In the choruses of Handel and Haydn correct execution can bright and silvery ; his day-light well diffused, without futter only be expected from frequent practice, and from the confior insubordination; and his tone low, with sparkling touches of dence the performers acquire by constantly singing together. lustre, which are very enchanting. The perspective in his view Thus choruses which are least intricate are best adapted for our in the garden of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, is correct 10 (Oratorio's; and we were particularly delighted with the first an illusion. The distance in his Lake of Windermere with Stone quartett and chorus in the Seasons—" Come gentle Spring, Hall, recedes admirably, and the whole is well conceived; but etherial mildness, come," and with the opening chorus in the extent of sky, mountains and water, forms rather too large Acis and Galatea. a portion of cool colours and open light, for the warm bues and Mrs. Salmon was in fine voice, and distinguished herself in shadows of the near scenery. In selection, penciling, balance music of very different character and pretensions, by Handel, of colour, light and shadow, enamel delicacy of finishing and low Mozart, Haydn, and Pucitta. We are proud of this singer. toned brightness, his distant view of the Lake of Windermere Ours is not a musical nation, and we therefore feel the full from the road between Troutbeck and Kirkstone, is his most merit of national musical talent whenever we meet with it. captivating specimen. This precious little gem has all the When we are told of fine singers and wonderful singers, we ask glow and life of PynAkER, without his sharp and dangerous one simple question, « Can they sing in time and in tune?" and we oppositions of light and shadow. His view from the garden of are very very seldom answered in the affirmative. Mrs. Salmon a Mandarin, on the river beyond Canton in China, is of a much does both, and she continues to improve in science as well as larger size, and less successful. The formality of garden execution. This to a singer is no small praise; for the applause grounds cramped the fancy and hand of the artist. There is a of the public, frequently loudest where it is least merited, is tameness of pencil, a deficiency of air tints, and a failure of apt to render “ hoc genus omne" careless, or what is worse, interest in the whole. Although there is no want of warm co conceited; and instead of aspiring to become first rate singers, lours, the general effect is rather flat and heavy, It requires they are contented to be inferior composers, and the habit of more toning; and, at present has some appearance of a thing composing or compiling what they call English Operas or pupainted in a close room, without a window for the artist tu pular ballads, “ ad captandum vulgus,” leads them by degrees look out upon nature, or nature to look in upon the artist. to introduce unmeaning or disgusting flourishes in the most
There is much sound taste in the four landscapes by Mr. sublime compositions of Handel and Mozart. STARK, an Artist whose name we do not recollect to have met Mozart's duet from Don Juan, “ La ci darem la mano,” by with before. These pictures bear evidence of original study and Mrs. Salmon and Signor Begri was deservedly encored. It apno commun ability in the execution. They are wholly free from peared to us, however, that last movement was rather too the brown and dingy hues with which many young Artists slow, and that in the first too many graces were introduced. disfigure their views trom English Nature, by imitating the This duet has a mixture of elegant simplicity and science, that colouring of the old Masters. Artists, who painted under a will always please either a scientific or an unlearned audience. Southern Sun, where showers were infrequent, and the parch No composer will bear extraneous ornaments or additions so ed hues of the woods and vallies evinced the heat of the cli- little as Mozart, with him every note and almost every turn of mate, would have acted very absurdly if they had introduced the voice is studied with reference to his instrumental accomthe rich verdure of English Scenery in their landscapes. The paviments, and we should not easily forgive a singer who rich clear browns, which in their pictures are perfectly na- should attempt to improve upon his ideas. We hope Mr. Bratural, are very unnatural when copied in English landscapes, ham will consider this, in his performance of the anxiously exand copied without taste or transparency. Mr. STARK's local pected Opera of Don Juan. We admire his great talents, and colouring has the delicious freshness of English verdure, so hope that he will soon give us an opportunity of speaking judiciously toned as 10 retain its true Northern character, with highly of bis judgment. mellowness and union. His greeus are deep but not raw. They
Mrs. Salmon suing “ Hush ye pretty warbling Choir," and have much of the dark lustre of an emerald in shade. This Ar-Pucitta's song of“ Vittima Sventurata" with great effect. In the tist is, in the truest sense, a colourist; and, if he proceeds with beautiful trio “ The flocks shall leave the mountains,” Bellamy courage in the same course, we augur highly of his future ad-imitated Bartleman's manner of suppressing his voice to shew vancement. His landscape, with a boat and fishermen, is a fine the internal anguish of the monster Polypheme. But Bartleman specimen : the sky is open and airy; the water still and is a singer of whom it may be truly said, “Non fuit illi simile transparent; the figures cleverly painted, and the scene well aut secundum.” When he is absent, he can have no substitute, chosen. The chastily in the effect, which at once fixes the and whenever we lose him, “ we shall not look upon his like attention, is not of the kind that is so cheaply acquired by de-again.” The causes of liis excellence are well worth the attenviating from nature, and painting in neutral tints. The chas- tion of other singers, but this is a subject that our limits will tity, gained by the absence of lucal colouring, may be likened not allow us to enter upon. to the virtue which is guarded by conventual seclusion. His Master Barnett was encored with some opposition, in the “ Lane Scene," has a truth of colouring and accidental effect, ballad of “ On this cold finty rock," We shall only regret that not inferior to the truth in the landscapes of RUYSDAEL. The his fine voice and promising talents are not exercised on better quiet simplicity in the scene, reminds us of the felicitous selec- music. tions of Wynants. There is a silent solemnity in his “ Coun 'We were pleased with Miss Goodall's song of “ Shepherd try Church-Yard,” which indicates the pensive feelings of the what art thou pursuing;" and with part of Mr. Nicholson's perPainter; and his “ Entrance to a Forest” is not inferior in co-formance on the fute, we mean that part in which he played louring to his other pictures, but a few of the forms of the with great taste and simplicity the air of “ ( dolce concento.” trees are somewhat leavy, and inclined to a woolliness in the But in executing quick passages he has no pretensions to the penciling
W.C. staccato, and distinct articulation of Monsieur Drouet.
Our national hymn of God Save the King was unanimously
encored after the Battle Symphony; and thus the evening conORATORIOS.
cluded, as it had begun, with a happy combination of har:
mony and loyalty. On Wednesday last the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester honored the Oratorio at Drury Lane with their presence, and the per