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Many autumno, many springs
yet too dull to add one sparkle to what an approach to substance,) did so exquiMany summers, many winters—
seems intended for humour. Armata sitely dissect its sentimeutal absurdity I can't tell half his adventures.
and England, London and Swaloal, are and utter want of keeping with all the At length he came back, and with him a she,
so intertwisted, that it is as troublesome other laws and usages of the country, And the acorn was grown to a tall oak tree.
to distinguish the metaphorical from the that it was impossible it should ever lift They built them a nest on the topmost bough, direct allusion so everlastingly clashing its head after the stabs (" the least a death And young ones they had and were happy throughout the volume, as it is difficult to nature,") inflicted by his keen wit, unBut soon came a woodman, in leathern gnise,
to perceive why they should have been answerable ridicule, and brilliant, but not His brow, like a pent-house, huug over his nominally separated. Fiction and sober the less conclusive, logic. We pass by eyes.
truth are indeed every where too inti- the little harmless egotism in which the
a disagreeable sensation in being bandied From the afflictions of the post-horses OWB oak.
about so incessantly and violently from and his excited sympathies, we are fuse His young ones were kill'd: for they could not one extreme to the other, for
warded to a satire well directed against depart,
Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furi- the abandonment of their charming And their mother did die of a broken heart.
country mansions by the great, for the The bouglis from the trunk the woodman did Loyal, and neutral, in a moment? no man:
dust, and heat, and abomination of town confusion and alienation are the sure re- residence during suvimer; -to the reAnd they floated it down on the course of the turns to any demand upon human atten- commendation that men-traps should be They saw'd it in planks, and its bark they did tion, at once so complicated, causeless, used with caution ; -and to the disstrip, and absurd.
paragement of a pack of hounds - the auAnd with this tree and others they made a good But the medley is not limited to the thor's canine philanthropy not extending ship.
introductory patch ; it pervades the work, beyond one suspected puppy! As there The ship, it was launch’d; but in sight of the land
and the reader is puzzled at every page is nothing either very novel, or very Such a storm there did rise as no ship could to tell whether it is facetious or grave, deep, or very amusing in these commonwithstand.
though he may safely pronounce that it places, we shall not prolong them by our It bulgʻd on a rock, and the waves rushed in is neither witty nor profound. We would notice. But before we have reached so The old Raven flew round and round, and caw'd rather apply the line to the book, than far in the perusal of Armata, we are startto the blast.
to the writer, but the song will not suffer led with one matter, which, before we He heard the last shriek of the perishing souls– it, and the author
, in his Armata at least, arrive at the conclusion, becomes painSee! See! o'er the topmast the mad water rolls! must abide by the quotation, as fully offensive. We allude to the gross Right glad was the Raven, and off he went
" Too dull for a wit, too grave for a joker." levity with which the most sacred passages fleet, And Death riding home on a cloud he did meet,
Entirely of this character is the early of Scripture, the name of God, and the And he thank'd him again and again for this portion of the present volume, which dess functions and attributes of the Saviour
cants on the want of distinction in dress of the world, are mixed up with subjects They had taken bis all, and revenge was sweet! We must not think so ; but forget and forgive, among the higher and lower ranks in not only unimportant, but ludicrous and And what Heaven gives life to, we'll still let ii Armata, and treats as a good jest the profane. It is insufferable to read in live.
equipment of the writer in the clothes of one page such execrations of a young
a barber instead of the habiliments of a Blood, as “ Dann all trees and shrubs" The Second PART of ARMATA.
peer. For our parts, we have seen peers they smell damnably," -and “friends The Noble Lord who is responsible so like barbers, whatever clothes they of mine ! damn me if I ever saw one of for these Armatas, first and second, is a wore, that we could not perceive the them before to-night:"-in another, so dative of the North, and seems to have point of the story, unless it were personal, dangerous an illustration as the following, taken bis idea of a book from a dish no which the Preface disclaims.
of a position laid down respecting the doubt familiar to his childhood, and well Fitted in the barber's suit, the author, dormancy of virtuous minds under the known on the other side of the 'Tweed accompanied by a young Armatan of influence of some ruling passion : by the name of Hotch Potch. The in- fashion, sets out for Swaloal, the capital. divine eloquence of the sacred Scripture, gredients of Hotch Potch, however, are The post-horses are driven at speed, and casts into the deepest shade every possiall simples; we cannot say so much for the Noble Lord mounts his hobby. Of ble illustration : we there see a bighly the ingredients of this publication. course we have a long discussion on gifted Sovereign living in such general
As in No. 7 of the LITERARY GA- cruelty to animals. Presto! fabled Ar- purity, as to have been said to walk after ZETTE there was rather a glance taken mata is real England. Mr. Windham's God's own heart, yet sleeping in peace at some of the most objectionable doc- celebrated speech on Lord Erskine's bill amidst the complicated crimes of cruelty, trines in Part the First, than a regular in the House of Commons, is ascribed to adultery, and inurder," (page 39.) and analysis of its contents, we shall now do " insanity quoad hoc," and completely in a third, so blasphemous a comparison the author more justice, by describing misrepresented. Far be it from us to of the gas lights at a Lord Mayor's gorge, (though it must be briefly) his topics and deny or question, or rather not to ap- as to likentheir illumination to the die opinions in Part the Second. We may plaud the humane motives of the Noble vine command of Omnipotence_" And premise, that the same frame is preserved Lord in this measure, but we confess it God said, let there be light, and there was for hanging bis sketches; and that we ever appeared to us to be only an amia- light!!!!" cannot help considering him as unhappy ble weakness; and the speech of Mr. There is even a stronger proof of bad in this respect, Tlie wild and unneces- Windham, which we had the good for- taste than of the absence of proper relisary fiction of being wrecked on an un- tune to hear (a rare good fortune we must gious feeling in this pernicious style. known region, casts an air of ridicule esteem it, for it was delivered at a very 'The train of reflection it awakens is quite over what is meant to be serious, and is late hour, and never reported with even incompatible with that light reading which
chiefly occupies Armata. We could as ficed Clergymen, and in the latter we Philosophers, and of Ignoramuses, and soon crack jokes on a mouldering corpse, have the annexed burlesque.
of Artists, and of Politicians after all as leap from the awful appeals scattered The writer is approachiog the narrow the points of view into which France bas through these leaves to the jests with channel which connects his fancied world been turned for the information of wiser which they are conterminous. Sacred with ours
people who staid at home to enjoy things are indeed prostrated, but mean “ It was as black as Hell, and the sounds ihem, we scarcely expected another slip things are not raised by the companion- which re-echoed between the rocks were 10 the Travelling Camera Obscura, when ship, and far less are caricatures exalted, hideous and distracting - My crew. (though lo! there appears the Picturesque. To or irony dignified, or whim sobered, by fited by this scene of horror; but I reminded look for much novelty in such a work, the shocking contrast.
them, that God was in the whirlwind as in would be to expect grain from the refuse While we pronounce tbis censure, we the Zephyr, and a song and a drum soon settled of a thrashing machine; but it is somemay be allowed to express our firm be- all their fears."
thing to have even what we know placed lief, that it belongs to an erroneous babit.
There is no such want of decorum in in an agreeable and amusing light. The in the noble author, and in po degree to De Foe's admirable Crusoe, upon which present volume achieves, probably aimed a want of either moral perception or de- this fable is modelled. The apparent at, no more. We can neither say that the vout and Christian sentiment. We have truth of his parrative is only strengthened style is good; or the remarks profound; been loth to notice the subject; but by those moral and religious lessons or the descriptions accurate; but there neither our feelings nor our duty would which are naturally introduced in a his-is no demand upon the mind for depth, permit us to leave it in silence, or to treat tory apparently so genuine, and having and we skim over the surface without it otherwise.
no mixture of buffoonery. But with our trouble. There are occasional anecdotes
noble author they are incongruous, and, to relieve the itinerary, which is not suffiWere not the politics of Armata on a
we are sure it must be confessed, exceed- cievtly distinct or vivid to merit the appar with its scriptural freedoms, we should ingły misplaced by the side of the ludi- pellation of picturesque ; though towards gladly pass at once from that blame,
the end of the work the author's powers which we must, to that praise, which we
The most entertaining aud well-written expand with the scenes of Switzerland would, bestow; but to have a hundred parts of Armata, in our opinion, are those and the Rhine. The language is, as we pages filled with dry party dissertation, ridiculing the dusty and crowded rides have stated, very careless in many pas. with an olla of the author's speeches in in a particular road in the park, while all sages; and it would have been well to have the Upper House, in which the Habeas its delightful lawn is deserted, -desoril-corrected the construction of a number Corpus Act Suspension, the Abridgement ing the nuisance of jammed and consti- of sentences before laying the work beof the Statute Books, the Police of the pated routes, -and exposing the tricks of fore the critical tribunals. The inaccuMetropolis, Mendicity, Chimney-sweep-street-beggars, though the latter is vol rate, or we might say more properly in ing, together with the magnitude of the much altered from Massinger. The fol- several instances the incomplete, descripTheatres, Steam Engines, Law Courts, lowing is a clever sketch of antiquated tions, those who have visited the ContiTelescopes, &c. &c. &c. are hashed up Fashionables
vent will readily detect. Thus the Catogether, is rather too severe a trial of
“I know fifty, aye a hundred, women who thedral at Amiens is painted as if it were tience. Upon all these points the writer are far above eighty, and though constantly perfect, and had met with no dilapidation shows himself to be a modern Liberal ; in mobs from night to morning, without during the Revolution. The idea of this and though there are several of them in ever seeing the suo for months together, nor noble structure conveyed to the reader is which we agree with bim in principle, it ever desiring to see him, yet continue to set is rather a remarkable fact, ihat there is therefore, my dear friend, gives birth to a universal mutilations which its interior,
death and disease at defiance. Tashion, therefore imperfect, as is testified by the scarcely one of them to which we could species of mummy, which the Egyptians you especially, has experienced. Page 25, assent upon his deductions. We have once told me of never knew."
we are told tbat the Vine first occurs said, that the politics and ethics of this We shall now take our leave of Armata, beyond Clermont- this is not the fact book are on a level; as a proof, we the blemishes of which we have freely, The indifference of the drivers of carappeal, among many examples, to pages but not harshly pointed out. Its greal riayes in Paris (page 36,) to the lives of 132 and 192—205: “ What spectacle,” | defect seems to be the too close union of pedestrians, is an exaggeration. - The says the former, can be more sublime the grave and gay, through which it is truth is, that accidents of this sort are than to see a blind system of jealous rendered too trivial for solid argument on exceedingly rare in that capital, though and arbitrary dominion carried on through serious subjects, and too dull fur amuse- nothing but extreme care could prevent the profligate and corrupting agency of ment on light ones. Add to this the their frequency in those dark, narrow, and spies in every part of the kingdom, re- mawkish and morbid sentimentality of nasty streets. But it is needless to mul. ceive as it were a DEATH-Blow from these liberal times, and the picture of the tiply examples of this kind, or of the cretwelve honest men, indifferently chosen production is complete.
dulity of our Tourist, who gravely narout of the undistinguished mass of our
A PICTURESQUE TOUR THROUGH rates that a Cossack having stolen a people!" We can imagine a thousand FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, on the Banks shawl on the Boulevards, a Russian officer spectacles more sublime; though we can of the RHINE, and through part of the detected him, and punished the theft by ro: imagine any charge more false, or NETHERLANDS, in 1816.
instant deatb, without trial or inquiryany construction more disorganizing, than
After all the Tours with which the for he “immediately ordered the Costhose involved in this paragraph. The public has recently been inundated, the sack to turn bis back, through which he irreverent use of what is most sacred, we Letters to Kinsfolk, the Visits, the Re- thrust his sword; he then mounted his have already reproved; but further illas- visits, the Residences, the Journals, the horse and rode away, without any appatration will be found at the pages just Essays, the Excursions, the Pictures, the rent concern!!!” quoted. In the former there is a sweep. Observations of Ladies, and of Gentle Were this a production calculated to ing aceusatiou of perjury against Bete- men, and of Waiting Women, and of provoke controversy, we would strenu
ously deny the position laid down (p. 21), snake the first indisputably new discovery. tapists made good use of it, and returned that «
persons who dwell in towns have It was an Island something like the former, richly loaded. After we had all assembled à great superiority in point of comfort only three miles' long, but beautifully adorned on the beach I ordered wine, the
health of and accommodation over those who live Lieutenant Sacharin with orders to land, but received his name; the imperial Russian
with cocoa trees, loaded with fruit. I sent Count Romanzoff was drank, and the Island in the country." In our opiniou the very he found it impossible because of the surf. Aag waves on the boats, and the Rurik fireil reverse of this is universally the case, and Two sailors swam ashore, and brought a few a salute; after this ceremony we all return. the privations of the country life bear cocoa nuts, of uncommon size. They dided on board the ship. Romanzoff's-Island no comparison to the wretchedness of not see any inhabitants, but a braided cord lies in the latitude of 140 57' 20", and in the cities.
fastened on a pole on the shore showed that longitude 144° 28' 30"; doubtless in the There is a sort of catalogue of the chief it had been visited. I determined to lie to neighbourhood of Sonderground, the inhabistatues and pictures which were in the during the night, and at all events to land tants of which probably often visit it
. the next morning. For this purpose a raft On the 22d of April I discovered another Louvre, aud which have often been so
was prepared no larger than for one man. very low Island 11 miles' long and three much better described, that this critique Boards and spars, which we had in plenty, miles broad, in the middle of which is a lake. might have been spared, especially as it were very welcome for this purpose, and the We sailed half a mile from shore, but saw no is only the recollection of a former visit. raft was soon finished. At break of day 1 trace. of people nor any cocoa trees; it is Upon the wbole, however, this is a pleas- approached nearer to the Island. Half a mile doubtless usinhabited; I gave it the name iug enough Breakfast-Table Companion, from the shore to leeward the long boat was of Spiridoff from a man to whom I awe
let down. Accompanied by my naturalists, great obligations. On the 23rd of April I and as such may justly be recommended
I left the ship in two boats with the raft. steered for Palliser's Islands, and discovered to our readers generally, and still more But on approaching nearer I found it impos- to the S. E. of them a new chain of Islands. strongly to those who mean themselves to sible to land in boats, and was rejoiced at If you cast a look on my map and reckon that take an improving trip to the land of having thought of the raft, with the help of all the coral islands cannot be seen from politeness.
which we landed in the following manner. the mast-head at a greater distance than 15
The boats anchored at a little distance from miles' at the most, one may easily conceive AN ADDRESS to the Right Hon. the beach. Two sailors, who were good how it could happen that Cook did not see LORD BYRON, by F. H. B.
swimmers, took hold of the
end of a rope this chain, which stretches in a singular manThis is a piece of very good advice to and swam with it on shore. The other end ner through the ocean. , Coral reefs connect the Noble Author of Manfred, Childe of the same rope we kept and fastened to our together the little thickly wooded islands. Harolde, &c.—more sound than poetical, boats: Now the communication was made; I only saw palms on the N. E. point. When
ached in the evening the West side, the aud better intentioned than executed. ing on the raft could draw himself on shore. length of the chain, without reckoning the But in truth it was impossible to be very When he had landed safely, the raft was bendings, amounted to 40 miles; but now the poetical ou a subject which claims the drawn back again by a second rope, and we all land suddenly bent towards tbe North-East, strongest prose for its treatment, and can followed the same plan successively; though and then to the West, and was lost in the not be discussed in verse, however ver- to land in this manner was not very easy, as distance from our view. As this part was to vous. The address, nevertheless, pos- ty
we were obliged to plunge with the raft into windward of me, I was obliged to leave unsesses one inestimable merit—it is short ; thrown with a wave on shore, and then we were seen from the mast-head, when we were
the surf, and then suffer ourselves to be examined both this and other islands which not much more than a hundred lines: so had still to make a considerable leap from off the South point, because the loss of time tbat if liis Lordship is not amended, he the raft to the coral bank. That we got wet would have been too great. I gave ibis surely cannot be tired by it. The last through and through, was in this hot climate chain the name of " Rurik's chain." six lives afford a fair specimen of its the smallest inconvenience. We now touk On the 24th I discovered, not far from the matter and mauner :
a walk throngh the whole Island, which re- Drans Islands, a group of little coral islands, Oh! favor'd of the Muse! Byron! the gift
sembled a handsome garden. A greaļ many 13 miles long, which I called Krusenstern's The sacred gift, beware how you pervert! parrots and other birds surrounded us, and Islands. It may be very easily known by Employ'd aright, thy soul on high 'twill lift. did not scem 1o be in the least afraid. Every the peculiarity that in the little lake in the
Misus'd, thy Heav'n into deep Hell convert! where stood cocoa trees full of fruit, which, middle of it there is an island thickly cover-
In the propriety of Lord Byron's writ- we went into the Island the more traces of this coral labyrinth the weather was unining on the side of virtue, or becoming the inhabitants did we observe; here and there terruptedly in my favour; else not only organ of celestial didactics, we beg leave a boat, an abandoned hut, &c. Many well- the Rurik would have been in great danger, to differ from F. H. B.: in the first case beaten foot paths led in all directions. Every (for one cannot think of anchoring here, as he would wrong the bent of luis genius,
oment we expected to meet with inhabi- no bottom is to be found a few fathoms from and in the second bedevil all that has after we had traversed the Island from North nearly su correct as I now fatter myself that
tants, but we saw none. On our return also, the shore) but my map would not have been heretofore been considered heavenly.-- to South, we saw many huts, and some it is. I steered for Bauman's Islands, react:No, let his Lordship stick to crime, and places on the shore where very likely people ed on the 28th the place where they are ruffians, and pirates, and murderers-- had been fishing, as we concluded from the stated to be, but found neither them nor with these his Muse is at home; revels, poles which were stuck up to spread the pets those of Roggewein and Tenhove, aor indeed delights, and terrifies:---ne sutor ultra upon. At last we even found several wells any sign of being near land.
(To be continued.)
pure taste, although it could only be rain
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. reading the lament of Tasso.
or frequently visited by the neighbouring
Orkney, 4th June, 1817. gator Otto Von KOTZEBUE, sent to his middle.
To the Editor of the Literary Gazette. Father. Communicated by the latter.
The walk lasted four hours; our bo Sir,- The being one of those gifted indiKomtschatka, 10th June 1816.
viduals who possess the second sight or fa(Continued.)
The miles here meant are German miles, culty of peeping into futurity, would I am On the 20th of April I had the pleasure to 15 to a degree.
sure constitute a sufficient introduction to
your columns; but the marvellous manner in rest so important a point in natural history, Row, and Satan was now defied where Prinwhich I have recently had my prognosis is a perfect sphere and not an oval plano, as ters’ Devils had reigned so long. The inteconfirmed, furnishes a still more irresistible hitherto represented by the pretenders to rior of the National Church was however clasın to your attention.
Mermaidal intercourse. Upon its transpa- even more tra:sformed than the exterior. Walking on the 30th of February, Sir, upon rent face the lines of January 1821 were the light of reason had at last succeeded in the sea-side, I beheld at about the distance just opening upon my eye, when the report attaining perfect toleration. The Archof three furlongs, upon a small tabular- of a duck-gun startled my ear. In an in- bishop of Canterbury was a very zealous shaped rock which just emerged froin the stant my instructress vanished beneath the Roman Catholic—the Chancellor of the Exbosom of the heaving wave, one of those ex-billow, and what became of her glass I chequer a wortby Jew, with a fine beard, traordinary creatures, the existence of which know not, though from the unwelcome en- and a great financier—the first Lord of the has been almost as much doubted by sceptics trance of about an ounce of shot (No. 1, Mr. Admiralty an Anabaptist who baptized the as the existence of the second sight itself, ) Editor!) into my body, I am inclined to crew of his fleets over the ships' sides-the. mean a Mermaid, if I may so call that which suspect that she also got a few drops too first Lord of the Bedchamber a strict Me appeared to be a Mother," for she was suck- much, and that her glass was shivered. For thodist—the Lord Chancellor a Southcotian ling a little innocent with a tail like a gold some moments I was not aware of being with the guardianship of many Shilohs-and fish and not longer than eighteen or twenty wounded; but when the sportsmen started the Commander in Chief a Quaker! inches. Both mother and child were sur. from behind a precipice where they had A grand reform had taken place in Parliapassingly beautiful. The former had a fine couched for the benefit of a surer aim, I per- ment. There was a general election every oval countenance, and not the less lovely ceived the whole nature and extent of my inonth. Men had two voles, children one, from being inclined to green like some of misfortune. Painful as was my situation and women three. Nine tenths of the memSir Joshua Reynold's pictures, in which the in every respect, the denouement had some bers were consequently females, a few males colours are most evanescent. Her hair was thing ludicrous in it. I was peppered and standing for the Boroughs. The Speaker purplish, as you may have seen the carrot- that soundly too, and the shooters, my per- this month (April) was Mrs. Mary Anne locks of mortals who had in vain attempted sonal friends, with all their assumed con Clarke, whose intrigues had elevated her to to dye them black, and so long that it cern could not help laughing beartily at the that high situation. Poated on the water like a sea-weed. The mode in which they had interrupted my There was a Lever. I took a peep. The bust was tiie finest I ever gazed upon; and tete-a-tete with the Mermaid.
chief presentations consisted of Missionthongh I cannot so much approve of her ex But no more of this. I hasten to lay be- aries relurned from proselytizing Asia, Africa, tremities, it is but justice in acknowledge fore you as much of the history of the year and America. Their suites were the most that the whole of the fish department was Eighteen Hundred and Twenty as I can re- splendid that can be imagined, and comradiant as a dolphin playing in the sun collect; many important matters having I posed of black, copper, tawny, grey, yellow, beams, elastic as the flying-fish, and shapely fear slipped my niemory during the three red, blue, pink, green, and carnation coas the salmon. Earnestly engaged in her months I have been smarting under the loured natives of every clime in the universe. maternal office, the 'oceanic lady did not hands of the surgeon and those benevolent Their wives were superbly dressed, and heed my approach, and when she began to friends who have from time to time had the their concubines and seraglios still more sing her offspring to sleep-ye gods! it was kindness to devote an hour to the amuse- magnificently. Some of these were blazing the music of the spheres or fabled cadences ment of picking the shots out of the carcase in diamonds. of the expiring swan. Never was mortal of your unfortunate humble servant,
At the Cabinet Council after the cereman so raptured as I was. I stood trans
Donald MacDARTGLANCESOx. mony, dispatches from Tombuctoo were laid fixed in a trance of delirium, chained, like
before his Majesty. A storm had wrecked another Prometheus, to the rock nearest that · The King's palace looked quite bare and several vessels in the Niger between Wanof the enchanting Mermaid. In this posture unfurnished: -there had been a clamour gara and Bergou, and a gang of carpenters it seems I first caught her eye, and whether against the expense of chairs and tables for were ordered to be dispatched to assist the it was that being susceptible of flattery as it, and the sovereigo had reduced his esta- King of Tuarick in repairing them. There earthly females are said to he, or intluenced blishment 10 Spartan plainness. I naturally were also indifferent intelligence from Nubia by any other consideration I know not, but to took a peep to observe how wretched the and Darfur. The canal for carrying the some cause or other must I attribute the prisons must now be, but judge my surprise Nile out of its course so as to avoid the cawonderful condescension with which she on finding every gaol glittering with mirrors, taracts, bad however been completed under rewarded the expression of intense admira- rich with Turkey carpets and sofas, and the inspection of that able engineer Mr. tion so visible in my features.
some of them even adorned with noble corIt were needless, Sir, to occupy you with ridors and the most transcendent paintings, the entire conversation that ensued. Suffice with lawns for exercise, theatres for con- political delegates were just roofed in-a lel
The provincial halls for the meetings of ‘it to say, that a perfectly good understanding certs and private performances, and all that ier from America offered to bet 100 dollars arose between the prophetess of the sea and taste could devise for the gratification of lux- that the writer would return to England by the seer of the earth. The Mer-child was ury. On inquiry I found that this change next fall. gracefully laid to slumber pon the fin of its had taken place in consequence of the exeraccomplished parent while she unfolded to tions of a great statesman of the name of open, and consisted entirely of portraits. An
The exhibition of the Royal Academy was me the drama of the future.
Benedict, and that the most magnificent of essay from the pen of the learned Sir Sycam It may be proper to explain to you that the buildings I saw were for State Prisoners, phant Flatter, Knt. having proved to the my sight is limited to somewhere about so called from the state in which they were conviction of the nation that portraiture was seven hundred and thirty days, beyond which maintained. my perceptions of futurity are dim and up I turned to examine the Church. Asto
the truest, highest, nicest, and most intercertain. But my fair companion darted her nishing! Each venerable pile was
esting branch of the art. The sculptureessy glance into years, it may be into ages, rounded by a number of appendage build with plans of prisons and elevations of mo
room was full of busts that of architecture far removed. Curiosity is most excited byings, like a hen and chicken daisy; these numents to living merit. proximate objects. I cared little for 1920, were chapels of ease which had been added but 1820 arrived just at the end of my own at the suggestion of the Chancellor of the seasons was opened for three sermons to be
Drury-Lane Theatre after being shut two vista, and I regarded with peculiar atten- Exchequer in 1817. St. Paul's cut a most tion the exposition of that year as succes extraordinary figure with its adjuncts, which preached by Mr. Chalmers: Boxes, pit, and sive seasons were unfolded to me in the reached all over what was once Paternoster there was a piece performed by dogs and glass of my wondersul acquaintance. This glass, by the way, and I am happy to set at "Our Correspondent's letter here assumes monkeys; it was bespoke by Prince George
the form of loose Notes, apparently the result Augustus Coburg, now nearly three years In terrene affairs this species of misnomer of his examination of the glase, and the expla-old, who was rapturously greeted by the auis not uncommon, uations of its proprietor.
dience, and seemed much pleased with the
entertainments. The actors certainly ex- | improved it, and practised it with a degree merchants; efforts which have raised the erted themselves to the utınost, especially of success unknown before, I must observe country to the summit of commercial prosthat old public favourite Mr. Jacko. An that a discovery which seems to bear a strik- perity, and presented the unparalleled specapology was made for Tohina, the successor ing analogy to the Lithographic process, tacle of individuals uniting the wealth and of the learned pig, who was to have danced was made at Strasburg, thirty-four years munificence of princes with the labours of a waltz to a wind instrument, but was pre- ago. M. Hoffmann, bailiff of Benfeld, dis- the counting-house and the daily diligence vented by a cholicky complaint. The last covered in the year 1783 a kind of ink, by of the trader. To the same cast of miud in bulletin was however favourable.
the aid of which he wiote or drew on a the members composing our various coinmuAn advertisement announces that Pro- prepured copper and produced in a few nities do we owe the phenomenon, grateful fessor Davy has nearly perfected his recent hours a great number of copies of his work. in one sense, but to be regretted in another, invention of the “Salamander Great Coat, Some able draughtsmen of Paris, Messrs. - the phenomenon of public and national. which enables the wearer to walk at his ease Barbier, Renon, and La Grenée, delighted bodies retiring as it were from the public through the flames of burning houses." The with this discovery, hastened to send draw- and national view. Were it not that some happiest results are expected from this dis-ings to M. Hullmann, and it was impossible, philanthropic beings occasionaily burst forcovery. The same paper notices that the say the accounts, to see the least difference ward in the cause of benevolence, to strugsteam apparatus for working questions in between the originals and the copies: the gle and to push for an object all foreign to. Auxions and algebra, has already sold vine most delicate touches, the spirit of the mas- them but in so far as it is related to humateen thousand; the steam wings are ready ter, were given with a precision which no nity, we should very rarely even hear of our for the new expedition, and General other process could attain. M. Hoffman noblest charities : for never did people exist has almost recovered from the bursting of succeeded in taking from a Mezzotinto plate, with such an aggregate of that spirit which his boiler.
from four to tive thousand impressions, as does good by stealth, and blushes to find it Bridges with the arches inverted are not fine as the 4 or 500 which till that time were fame. Like other countries Britain has her so universal as they would be, as tunnels all that could be obtained. He even pub- besetting sins; but sure the gracious quality seem to meet with greater encouragement. lished the prospectus of a Journal which we have just noticed is at least redemptionThat from Dover to Calais is not expected was to be rendered more interesting by the ary, and may be put in the balance to weigh to be complete for some time.
practical use of this new discovery. Each against some of them in our favour. The greatest improveinent in politics, daily sheet of this Journal was to be orna What is so fine in principle may neverseenis to be the system of legislating entirely mented with a new ,design; some event of theless furnish, as we have observed, a topic through the medium of newspapers. Ora- the day before, the front of a building, the of regret in its practical result. The person tory bias certainly declined in consequence sketch of a picture, the portrait of a cele- who hides a natural light may rest on the of this alteration; but then printing has brated man, ihe fashions, in a word all the amiable apology of innate modesty; but we greatly improved, and the steam Composi- productions of the Arts would have furnished cannot afford the same latitude to societies tors and Editors may be reckoned the perfec- an endless variety of subjects. This work instituted for the benefit and improvement tion of human ingenuity.
was to have been entitled The Polytype of mankind. We can appreciate their hoDancing on all fours is now the only Journal of the Fine Arts. This was an ex- nourable motives, their magnanimous relifashionable style. The Missionaries' ladies cellent idea, as it would have proved by the ance on the excellence of their aim, their who introduced it still surpass native artists; evidence of facts the importance of the dis- consciousness of deserving every support but some of our belles go near to rival them, covery. I suspect that the intended Journal without seeking for any, their excusable not only in the camel, buffalı, and beaver never appeared, and as in all the publica- pride in demanding, voluntary co-operation. steps, but even in the tiger spring, squirrel tions upon Lithography, which I have met as the reward of their corporate exertions. fpisk, and ape gambol. What will not Bri- with, there is no mention whatever of the and private sacrifices, rather than courting tish talent accomplish!
discovery of M. Hoffmann, I am inclined to that as a favour which is due to desert; but Examinations for public employments of believe that for want of encouragement this still we think the pursuit of the general good. every kind, as well as medical degrees, le-useful invention fell into neglect and obli- may be advantageously carried one step gal appointments, &c. being now determined vion; and is perhaps now irrecoverably lost. further;-a comunity of the kind alluded by craniology; the Barbers' Company have The meinory of it however certainly merits to cannot devase itselt, for there is nothing resumed their ancient pre-eminence, and to be preserved. The knowledge that such selfish in its object; and where the welfare shaving in all its branches flourishes more effects have been produced, though the me- of the world is ihe ultimate, it is impossible than ever.
thod is lost, may lead some ingenious person, to be importunate or obtrusive in blazoning In consequence of the universal use of acquainted with chemical athinities, to at- the cause, and rallying universal power round iron paving, the city of Edinburgh has been cenipt some experiment for the purpose of the standard of universal amelioration. ruined, and the port of Leith which was wont re-discovering so useful a process. I should These remarks are drawn from us by to carry on so brisk a trade in the staple com- be highly gratified if the little I have been perusing a very admirable Address' delivered modity furnished by Salisbury Crags and able to communicate should lead to so de- to the Society for the ENCOURAGEMENT of Arthur's Seat, paving stones, is now a desert. sirable a result. I remain, Sir, your's very Arts, MANUFACTURES, and COMMERCE, at The Grand Seignior, the Emperor of Per-truly.
H. E. L. their late Annual Meeting, by their new nambuco, and
Secretary, Mr. Arthur Aikin. The know
ARTS AND SCIENCES. ledge of transactions, the progress, the very oh!
nature of our highest institutions is too much Annus MIRABILIS. The steadiness of purpose which belongs lic is not enough associated with them, ex
confined within their own circles. The pubto the British Character is only equalled by cited, made, at least if we may use the exLITHOGRAPHY.
the unostentatiousness with which designs, * To the Editor of the Literary Guzette. however great or magnificent, are generally sinews and capital in aid of the active and
pression, the sleeping partner, furnishing Dear Sir,--As you have already inserted pursued. It is a noble thing to contemplate enterprising portion of the firm. Mr. Aikin's in your interesting journal several articles quiet zeal"persevering in the accomplishment speech seems eminently calculated to produce on the subject of Lithography, particularly a of grand" actions ; devoted, enthusiastic, this effect in one instance; but even this is valuable extract of the report made to the straining every nerve, and employing every limited in its sphere, and we question that Academy of Arts and Sciences of Paris, by engine, but at the same time unassuming, it has travelled far out of the beaten path of a Committee appointed for the purpose of pretenceless, forgetful of the agency in the the Society to enlighten and enlist the comexamining some Lithographic prints, I earnest prosecution of the end, and holding think the following account may be agree“the noiseless tenor of its way" with all the
For the printing of this we are indebted to able to your readers. Without at all wish-humility of real merit. To this source, Mr. Pearsall and Mr. John Smith, who moved ing to detract from the merit of Mr. Senne- blended with the feeling of self-interest com- and carried that point in the Society. They felder in having made the discovery, or from mon to human nature, we may trace the could not have done it or the public more esaer that of Mr. Engelmann, in having so much stupendous efforts of our manufacturers and I tial service.
SOCIETY OF ARTS.