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Circe frigate. About 11, a gun-brig stood in towards the batteries before the town, keeping up a smart fire. the shore, and received some shots from a battery, se- We continued gazing at this interesting spectacle till veral of which passed over her. Some shells also were about seven, when the increasing haziness of the weather, discharged, but they all burst in the air. About 12, and finally a torrent of rain, effectually shut it out from we cast anchor. We could see no signs of any steps
our view. Shortly before we turned in, an extensive being taken to land the sixth brigade ; orders were, how. Aame was discovered apparently in the neighbourhood of ever, given to dine at one, lest we should still land. We Flushing. It burst forth suddenly, as if produced by the spent a long, listless, and dreary afternoon. Every thing explosion of some combustible matter. We retired to had been packed up, and our usual occupations laid aside. rest, hoping that this event, the precise nature of which Our minds had been bent for entering immediately into we knew not, might be such as to facilitate the reduction action, and the whole day had passed as inactively as if of Flushing. we had been lying off a friendly coast. We lay stretched On the morning of the 5th, we again got under weigh. upon the deck in perfect apathy.
A great quantity of smoke continued to rise from the spot The morning of the 1st of August broke beautifully whence we judged the flame of last night to proceed. We wind and tide were in our favour and yet there was were under the necessity of tacking repeatedly in the narnot the smallest preparation for landing. We had now row channel off Catsand, and made but little way. At been three days in full view of the enemy's coast, and last, the wind continuing to increase, and the frigate obapparently no nearer our object than the moment we serving that our transport, in common with many others, sailed from Eugland. The contrast between this morn- was unable to make head against it, gave the signal to come ing and that of the preceding day was very striking. The to anchor, which we did, not far from the place whence we former was all bustle and activity--every man in busy sailed in the morning. Just before this, we bad nearly preparation-officers and men adjusting their accoutre- run foul of one of the transports. To add to our annoyments with a degree of care almost approaching to cox- ances, our store of fresh provisions was nearly exhausted, combry-all eager for the fight. The latter was dull and we had every prospect of being confined to G. R., and inactive-all of us as devoid of interest in what might or King's Own-which seemed to us a most inadequate be going on as if we but watched for a breeze to carry us representative of royalty. We were, however, spared back to Deal.
this addition to our miseries. A deputation from our We now learned the reason of all this delay. The mess, having waited upon the captain to bargain for the Marquis of Huntly had addressed a requisition to the purchase of a sheep, lis private property, was most gracommanders of the men-of-war for a sufficient number ciously received, and the treaty ratified. At the moment of boats to land at one time 2000 men. He was told when our ambassadors returned, most of us were jourthat they could only give boats for 600. The Marquis nalising, and it was agreed to enter the event upon rerefused to land his men in such numbers as must have cord, as the most important which had occurred during rendered them inevitably a sacrifice to the enemy. This our voyage. want of concert and right understanding between the The trials of the day were, however, not yet at an end. commanders of the land and sea forces, was the first symp- | The wind continued to increase, and the skies to assume tom of that wretched want of due organization in the ex- a lowering aspect. The rain fell in torrents, without pedition, which must have rendered fruitless a more ra- abating the force of the gale. For the first time in my tional undertaking.
life I witnessed a storm at sea. The ship lay among About 11 a. M., we were roused from our apathy by sand-banks, off an enemy's coast, and one with which the the sound of firing, which was heard very distinctly, and whole crew seemed unacquainted; the waves tossing in which seemed to come from the direction in which we knew | wild commotion, and every cloud which the fierce wind Flushing to be situated. It gradually became louder and drove heavily across the sky, looking as if charged with more frequent, leading us to infer that some part of our a second deluge. The decks, usually so crowded, were troops had invested Flushing. About half past three, a deserted by all but the captain and seamen. The waves, dense black smoke was observed to arise in the same di. breaking over our bows, fell upon deck like the fall of a rection. At six in the evening, a burst of fame was dis- cataract. A vessel near us parted with two anchorscovered, which continued visible for nearly half an hour. we had given her up for lost, but fortunately she had These indications that our companions were engaged, another on board. while we fretted in inactivity like hounds in the leash, Amid all the terrors of the scene, there was something occupied a good deal of our attention during the day; ludicrous in our situation in the cabin. The wind blew not so much, however, as to prevent our observing that right ahead, and the vessel, instead of pitching, kept rollthe battery which on the day appointed for our landing ing most abominably. Sea-sickness, the seldom-failing was mounted with only two gans, had now double the companion of landsmen on such occasions, visited most of number; and that small parties of the enemy showed my messmates. Every motion of the vessel brought anthemselves at different points of the coast. The general other crash, and the human contents of the cabin were in command of our brigade, informed our colonel, that rolled to and fro among the portmanteaus and chairs, he believed the intention to land where we now lay had without any ceremony. Those who slept on the floor been abandoned. We continued, however, at anchor till were puzzled to find where they bad shifted to. I had the morning of the 4th.
the misfortune to be near a cupboard, where some pease I was that day roused from my hard couch by the re- had been carelessly stowed away. On the occasion of one port of several guns. On looking out, I saw the sun most tremendous jolt, they escaped from their confinement, rising with a splendour that gave a charm even to the and rolling round where I lay, a large detachment insisterile coast before me. A frigate and gun-brig were nuated themselves under my cot, and till daybreak I kept approaching the shore, upon the wonted duties of recon- driving about with every lurch of the ship, like a chair noitring and sounding, and the guns I had heard were upon castors. discharged at them from the batteries. At 9 A. M., we
Towards four in the morning, the storm began to weighed anchor, and crept along at some distance abate, and by ten all was again tranquil. A great many from the shore, in the wake of Commodore Owen. The of the vessels around us had hoisted signals of distress, the gan-brigs, which from time to time stood in for the pur- Argus, our head-quarter ship, among the rest. When pose of sounding, were repeatedly fired at by the batteries the rest of the fleet were getting under weigh, she made as we sailed along. We came again to an anchor off no preparations to depart. During the night she bad Catsand, about five or six miles from Flushing. The lost two cables, and just as she had parted with the last, roar of artillery came loud and frequent from that quar- was run foul of by another ship, during a heavy sea. We ter. We could even see a frigate and gun-brig very near were hailed by a transport, and learned that the whole of
SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES.
Walcheren was in our possession except Flushing; and which we last week directed our readers' attention. We that Middleburgh, the capital, bad been ours for three are quite satisfied to let the matter rest as it now stands. days. We were now retracing our steps, but, owing to If any person of common understanding will take the our vessel being a slow sailer, and ill manned, we were trouble to peruse the two papers which have appeared in continually falling astern. The batteries on shore kept the Journal, and the two which have appeared in the firing at the ships as they passed up the channel, but with Mercury, we are willing to abide by his decision. On little effect.
quitting this subject for the present, (we pledge ourselves On Sunday the 6th, the whole fleet, with the exception to revert to it year after year, until our object is accomof the vessels under the convoy of the Circe, stood over plished,) we have only one remark to make. Our object for Walcheren. We followed not long after, and a little is simple and avowed—to promote, as far as in us lies, after mid-day come to anchor off Der Haak, a town in art in our native land. We have attacked the vices of that island, amidst a numerous and powerful fleet. The an institution ; and if ever we have alluded to indiviships lay so close together, that their masts presented duals, it was because they were so identified with it as exactly the appearance of a large and dark forest. We
to render them inseparable, or because their own impercould take in, at a mere casual glance, no less than 20 tinence forced them upon our notice. The object of our or 25 ships of the line, with an immense number of fri- adversary (be he who he may) has been (and for the gates, gun-brigs, transports, &c. It was here that the proof of this we refer to the tenor of his own papers) to certain intelligence reached us of the defeat of the Aus- evade the broad and general question, in the first place, trians, and their submission to Bonaparte. It was also by breaking it down into a number of unimportant, and reported that the Emperor had already returned to Paris. frequently irrelevant details, during the discussion of A most tremendous squall came on in the afternoon, at- which the main object might be forgotten; and, secondly, tended by thunder and lightning, and the heaviest rain I by converting (if possible) the discussion into a personal ever witnessed. All passed away, however, almost im- quarrel. We will not indulge him so far as to give in mediately, and did no harm.
to either snare. The question at issue is :-" Is it, or The morning of the 7th found us still at anchor ; but is it not, necessary to re-inodel the Royal Institution upon about one o'clock the master of the transport came on more liberal principles ?" From this point all the petty board with the intelligence that we were to proceed im- artifices of the Directors, or their auxiliaries, shall not mediately to the island of South Beveland. We weighed divert us. anchor accordingly.
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIO SOCIETIES OF
Monday Evening, February 14, 1831. we were able to take on Thursday, this Exbibition is one CAPTAIN J. D. Boswall, R. N. in the Chair. of the best which we have seen in Edinburgh. There is
Present,-Drs Carson, Alison, Hibbert, Borthwick, Keith, Sir Thomas Lawrence's portrait of Brougham ; Etty's
Monerietf; Messi's Allan, Graham, Dalyell, Gordon, J. “ Judith leaving the Tent;" landscapes, by Thomson ; a T. Gibson-Craig, Maidment, Pitcairn; Lieut.-Col. Mil. scene from the moors, by Simpson ; Lauder's Master of ler, Captain J. E. Alexander, &c. &c. &c., with a numRavenswood, which gained the prize at Liverpool ; Har- ber of visitors. vey's Covenanters; Kidd's Chimney Sweeps playing the CHRISTIAN ERASMUS Rask, L.L.D., Professor of Litedevil with cold water amid frost and snow; portraits, land-rary History in the University of Copenhagen, was uvascapes, and fancy-pieces innumerable. It strikes us that nimously elected an HONORARY MEMBER of the Society. we shall make our bow at the breakfast table this morning A number of donations received since last meeting were very appropriately, in order to lend our aid in deciding the announced by the curator, particularly the Transactions of very important question, “ Whether to visit the Exhibi- the Royal Irish Academy, in 16 vols. 4to, a gift from that
learned Body. tion to-day or not?” Certainly! This is one of Edin
Mr Gregory, Secretary, then proceeded to read a notice burgh's gayest gala days—the holyday of art-the day on
of the discovery, in the month of August last, of the rewbich the élite of our citizens make their bow to the mains of the bones, coffin, and shroud of a child, in a cavity Muse of Painting. You cannot be absent. There is in the wall of the Palace, Castle of Edinburgh. Commubeauty on the walls, and mirth and beauty on the floor. nicated by Captain James Edward Alexander, Cor. Mem. You will see ladies and gentlemen who come to look at
S. A. Scot. Some of the bones, and a fragment of the their own pictures ; young men who come to look at the silken shroud, with the letter J embroidered on it, also some ladies; and artists who come to see how the sales go on.
fragments of the coffin, were exhibited to the meeting. The
workmen who made the discovery state, that on the most And bustling through the throng, there will be the pom- entire part of the coffin the letters J. R. were visible, the pous man of monies who faucies himself a Mecænas, be- first quite distinct. This singular discovery will, no doubt, cause he expends ten pounds per annum on a picture ; and exercise the ingenuity of our historical antiquaries. the “good-natured man,” who, himself unable to buy, drags The Secretary then read a letter from Sir David Erskine, up the reluctant millionaire to the object of his admiration, F.S. A. Scot., describing a Roman altar in fine preservaand indulges in the pleasing delusion, that if he cannot tion, which was dug up on the 27th January, 1830, in a purchase himself he is the cause of purchasing in others. shire, on the property of Thomas Tod, Esy. It is 3 feet
field at New Abbey Steed, near Drygrange, Roxburgh« And is this fitting homage for art ?" Ob, yes! Be-7 inches in height, 15 inches in depth, and the same across lieve us, that amid all this tlutter and frivolity, there are the front; aud on it there appears the following inscription : deep and passionate worshippers. The throng that ful
DEO. SILVANO. lows a monarch's triumphal car—the crowds which jostle
Pro. SALUTE, SUA. ET. SUORUM. on high festivals in the temples of the land, may not be
Caius. DOMITIANUS. xx. LEG. all of them loyal and pious, but there is a leaven of true
V. V. V. S. L. L. M. bearts among them, and, for the moment at least, every breast throbs with generous emotion.
The vexillation of the 20th Legion was employed in, building Antoninus' Wall, and the head-quarters of the Le
gion may have been at Trimontium (on the Eildou bills) THE ROYAL INSTITUTION.
during the progress of that undertaking. Sir David conjece.
tures the date of the altar to be about the year 140 ot wir ANOTHER document has appeared in the same quarter, and, to our conviction, from the same source as that to The next and concluding paper was a notice by Mr Gregory, of the proceedings of the University Commission in horizontal layers, and as many of them are now found to 1690, relative to the learned David Gregorie, the friend of rest in very highly inclined planes, it is obvious that they Newton and colleague of Halley, who was at that time must bave been elevated at a later period than that of their Professor of Mathematics in Edinburgh.
deposit. Had it been otherwise, organic remains would This Cominission was appointed svo after the Revolu- now be fuund in greatest abundance at the least inclined tiou to visit the universities, not to determine the relative part, or, in other words, at the base of the mountains. Reinerits of the professors as men of science and learning, nor Hlecting on this circumstance, it occurred to M. Elie de with any view to tbe real interests of these seminaries, but Beaumont, that a careful study of the di lerent strata to ascertain the fitness of certain individuals to hold their thrown around mountains, would afford valuable data for offices from their political creeds, from the church they ascertaining the relative ages of the different bills; and, attended, or from their readiness to take certain tests pro- | prosecuting his researches, he arrived at the unexpected posed by the commissioners, and authorized by Parliament. conclusion, that the loftiest mountains are often those which The proceedings of the commission, at least of the more have been the most recently elevated; that Ben Nevis, for violent party in it, which consisted chiefly of Preshyterian example, and Mount Jura, on the continent, are of much divines, headed by the Rev. David Williamson, showed that earlier origin than the Andes, or the Himalaya Mountains. regard for civil and religious liberty which might have been We find that the oolitic strata, which in England are nearly expected from the avowed objects of the visitation. Many of horizontal, are in Mount Jura highly inclined, and, in the professors were arraigned upon charges which could never fact, nearly perpendicular. This mountain must, therefore, have been credited for an instant, except at a time of great have been elevated after the deposition of the oolitic, but political excitement; and, to crown all, the Commission before the formation of the tertiary strata, which has not requested informers to come forward against the obnoxious been disturbed by its rise. On the other hand, as the terindividuals, who were thus required to plead to anonymous tiary strata are of a more recent origin than the oolitic, and charges. Several of the professors were expelled ; but the have been elevated in like manner around Mont Perdu, it subject of this notice was more fortunate. He was not, is obvious that this mountain is of later origin than Mount indeed, spared the annoyance of grossly scandalous and Jura. By an induction of the same kind, we ascertain that caluinnious, even puerile, charges, tending to ruin his the Andes are of more recent elevation than any European character in every point-charges which he refuted in so or Asiatic mountains. As this immense chain of mountriumphant a manner, as (in his own words) to put “the tains is studded with volcanoes yet in full activity, and as very ministers out of countenance;” but his character stood it is the general opinion that volcanic agency has been the so high as a teacher of mathematical science, and as the first power which elevated mountains, the abundance of unexpublic teacher who had introduced the Newtonian pbilo- tinguished tires in the Andes is another presumption in suphy into the schools, that the Town Council, although favour of the views of M. de Beaumont. These opinions, sufficiently well inclined to do so, durst not press his de- said Dr Scouler, are bold and magniticent; and coming privation. For the short time which he remained in Edin. from an eminent geologist, who has made an extensive burgh after this period, he was continually harassed and series of observations, to confirm his views by the only importuned to take the oaths, which he as constantly and evidence the subject admits of, cannot fail to attract the steadily refused to do. Hearing, in 1691, of a vacancy at attention of geologists. Oxford, be declared himself a candidate, and was, almost The rest of Dr Scouler's discourse was occupied by an without opposition, elected Savilian Professor of Astronomy exposition of the anatomical views of M. Geoffroy St there, in place of Dr Bernard. The Town Council of Hilaire, for whose talents and ingenuity the speaker exEdinburgh, and the reverend divines in the Commission, pressed the highest admiration, although he could not adopt may share the merit of depriving our University of one of his opinions to their full extent. its brightest ornaments. Several extracts from a journal kept by this gentleman during the period abovementioned were also read, from which we select the following avecdotes :
ORIGINAL POETRY. “ It was,” says Gregorie,“ hotly disputed in the Commission, whether tendency to Cartesianisin be such an error as to infer deprivation against the suspected person ;* and
TO AURA. only by one vote, Sir W. Hamilton's, was it decided that it is not.
By Thomas Tod Stoddart. “ One day, while the examination of witnesses against some of the professors was proceeding before the Commis- Their music started never sion, the divines were turning over the different class
A tender, trembling tear, books, and according to Mr Gregorie, they complained hor. ribly on (against) buying the Tacitus and Livy of the Del
But died away for ever, and for ever, phiv classies; but when they came to Calderwood's His
On the cold, careless ear. tory of the Church of Scotland, they said, that indeed was a book for a bibliotheque, and preferred it to the other two.' Thy music storm'd the soul of love We would prolong our extracts from this interesting
Over his hallow'd home, paper, did our space permit; but we hope that Mr Gre
Gave passion, like a bird, to roam gory will allow it to be printed in the Transactions of the Society.
In tempest, whirling to the heaven above. A paper announced for this evening, by Mr D. Laing, on the state of the Fine Arts in Scotland during the six
Strange were the thoughts that came teenth and seventeenth centuries, was necessarily deferred
Under its peerless spell, to the next meeting, and we have no doubt that it will When frenzy-fired in tiame prove highly interesting.
Thy music-witchery fell :
Thoughts of the spirit-girl,
That bade the quivering chord
Ring to the silver anthem, pour'd
ANDERSONIAN UNIVERSITY, GLASGOW. The fifth soirée of this Institution, during the present season, was held on Monday, when Dr Scouler read a sketch of the progress of Natural History during the last year. He commenced by stating, that from the increasing number of cultivators of the natural sciences, the accumulation of new facts was advancing in a corresponding ratio, and that it was therefore necessary to restrict the attention of the meeting to a few of the more important discoveries.
In the department of geology, he gave an account of the interesting views of M. Elie de Beaumont, on the relative ages of mountains. As all the strata which contain animal or vegetable remains, must have been deposited originally in
. This was Mr Cunningham, Professor of Logic.
Thou must have done ; the dream
Ends with one more-one strain
Of music on the brain !
For some unbodied image still
Haunts my mad heart, more pale than thee:
Of unirth and mockery!
ON THE DEATH OF THE REV. DR THOMSON.
By W. M. Hetherington.
“ How are the mighty fallen!" Where is the arm that wont to wield
In Zion's cause the two-edged sword ? That bore aloft Faith's blazing shield,
That fought the battles of the Lord, That waved the Red-cross armies on, And shook the Dragon.foe's dark throne ?
“How are the mighty fallen!" The eye that never knew to quail
Beneath the glance of proudest foe; The breast that bade the contest hail,
Untaught the pulse of fear to know, That dreadless eye lies quench'd in death, That breast has heaved its latest breath.
“ How are the mighty fallen!"
The voice that woke the cry of war
Against Sin's black embattled line,
Denouncements of dread wrath divine,
“ How are the mighty fallen!" 0! ye on whom that eagle-eye
Dwelt with the fondness of a dove! 0! ye for whom that heart beat high,
With the strong throbs of manly love!
“How are the mighty fallen!"
And thou, my Country! where is he
Whose bosom glow'd with all the fires Of civil, sacred Liberty,
That burn'd within our martyr-sires, When they steel, rack, and flames defied, And, glorying in their tortures, died !
“ How are the mighty fallen !" Fallen though our Champion, dry the tear!
His mighty name can never die; While freedom to man's soul is dear,
While error shrinks from truth's clear eye, While God's pure Word speaks peace to earth, So long shall live bis thrice great worth !
Go, Great One, to thy rest!
Colonel Bouchette will publish, during the present month, a Topo. graphical and Statistical Description of the British Dominions in North America; including Observations on Land-Granting and Emigration.
MEETINGS OF LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES DURING THE WEEK COMMENCING SATURDAY, 1911 FEBRUARY.-Wernerian Society, this day at Two P. M.-Royal Society, Monday, 21st February, at Eight P. M.
We learn from Elrin, that Mr Calvert, Lecturer on Belles Lettres and Teacher of Elocution at King's College, Old Aberdeen, has announced his intention of delivering a course of lectures in the former city during the months of May and April.
PERIODICALS AND PAMPHLETS.—This department of literature is far too extensive to admit of our bestowing more than occasional rapid glances upon it. Owing to the late snow, some of our periodicals have this month been rather late of coming to hand. The Monthly Magazine contains a happy imitation of L. E. L.'s poetry. The Lady's Magazine might, for any thing we can see about it but the fashions for the month, be called the Gentleman's --Our Scots Law Chronicle goes on improving in spirit and talent. It has lately added Reports of the Appeal Cases decided in the House of Lords, an important accession. As a collection or Scotch Law Reports, it is now almost every thing that could be wished. The first Number of a periodical, entitled “Library of the Fine Arts," has just come to hand. Its professed object is to afford the artist and amateur infore mation respecting the Fine Arts, both of past and present times, in a cheap and accessible form. The first number promises well. We intend to keep an eye upon this work, and give our opinion of it as soon as two or three months have confirmed or destroyed our favourable auguries. We are not quite certain whether the Gazetters of Scotland, by the brothers Chambers, ought to be considered a period. ical, and will therefore place it between works of that class and the pamphlets. The third part, which has just come to hand, is wor. thy of its predecessors. With several blunders, which have been most relentlessly pointed out to the public, this work is better calculated than any we have yet seen to diffuse through every class of Scottish society, information respecting our native country.-We noticed cursorily last week a letter to the Lord Advocate, by the author of certain political letters published at Glasgow, with the signature of Lucius Verus. These letters we had not then seen, but we have since glanced over a copy forwarded to us by the author, and find them composed in a manly and sensible spirit, expressed in an energetic and polished style.The Rev. R. Wainer has published a pamphlet, exhorting the nation to confidence in the present ministry. We have nothing to object to his arguments, and certainly have no intention to discuss the question, but feel inuch inclined to sing,
“ Be sure whatever king shall reign,
I'll be the Vicar of Bray, Sir!" AssociaTION FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF LITERATURE.-The rules submitted to a general meeting of this body by their provisional committee, and unanimously approved of, are in the course of circulation. The Association is not to consist of less than 200 members, each to be responsible for L.50, forming in all a capital of L.10,000. A deposit of L.10 is to be paid by each member on entry, and the committee of management are authorized to commence operations as soon as 100 shares have been subscribed. The Association proposes to encourage literature, by bearing the expense of publishing works of merit in every branch of literature, whose authors may be unable to do so themselves. Their only objects are, to benefit the author, and secure the members against loss. The account of every work pubJished shall be made up within six months from the time of publication, or as soon after as possible—the actual expenses discharged, and the author remunerated in the following ratio: out of the first Lolio, at 50 per cent; out of the second, at 65 per cent; out of the third, at 75 per cent ; out of all sums exceeding L.300, at 90 per cent. The remainder will be carried to the account of the Association. In the event of a second edition being called for, the author shall have the privilege of purchasing back the copyright, at a price to be fixed by the committee, with reference to the avowed principles of the Association. No publisher or bookseller is eligible as a member of the committee of general management. In the event of a dissolution of the Association, it stands pledged to appropriate any balance standing at its credit to the benefit of distressed authors ana their families. The laws of the Association are drawn up in a spirit of just jealousy of undue influence. Thomas Campbell has been appointed honorary secretary.
LETTER FROM THE CAPE of Good Hope.-Cape Town, 25th Oct. 1830.-Our College, I am happy to say, promises well, two permanent professors having been found in the colony, both Scotchnen,--the Rev. Mr Pears, a gentleman who, about eighteen months ago, came out to assume the pastoral charge of our countrymen at Glen-Lynden, but who, in consequence of disappointments experienced, was obliged to resign his situation there ; and a Mr Innes, formerly government teacher for the district of Hitenhage. Another professor is daily expected from Holland, whose place is filled, pro tempore, by the Rev. Mr Fairre, one of the ministers of the Dutch church. The ultimate object of this foundation is to afford the inhabitants of the
LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.
The Literary Gazette announces that the Quarterly Reviewers mean to put forth another number of their journal this month. We learn from another quarter, that they have it in contemplation to publish an extra number as often as the interest of the materials they have on hand warrants such a step.
A new religious periodical is announced; the first number to appear on the 26th of this month. It is to be published weekly, and also in monthly parts. The title is, The Christian's Magazine, or Weekly Miscellany of Religious Essays, Anecdotes, Literature, &c.
An interesting Memoir of Bradbury, author of the Mystery of God. linesi, &c., by the Rev. John Brown, Whitburn, is on the eve of publication at Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Part VII. of Sir William Gell's Pompeiana will be published on the fir t of March
Mr Pover, author of the “Lost Heir," is about to publish a novel under the singular title of “ The King's Secret."
Lord Mahon has nearly ready his “ War of the Spanish Successon (1702-14.)" This work will derive much new information from the MS. papers and correspondence of General Stanhope, at one period Commander-in-chief of the British army in Spain, and afterwards (as Earl Stanhope) First Lord of the Treasury in England.
Lord Nugent announces “Some Memorials of John Hampden, his Party, and Times," with Portrait, Autograph Letters, &c.
colony the means of acquiring instruction in the higher branches of
[No, 119, February 19, 1831.] science and literature ; but at present the directors confine their efforts towards affording them a liberal elementary education, being
ADVERTISEMENTS, anxious to ascertain whether the subscriptions will enable them to support more than the number of professors now engaged. The last Connected with Literature, Science, and the Arts. public examination, in August, afforded the utmost satisfaction, and the number of pupils is at present upwards of 130.--Amongst the literary characters at the Cape, Old Scotland can boast of a fair pro
ASSEMBLY ROOMS, GEORGE STREET. portion, Greig's paper, and the Literary Gazette, ca work lately MISS ELIZA PATON respectfully informs the ,)
Nobility, Gentry, and the Public in general, that her CONmen. The two secretaries of the South African Institution for the CERT will take place in the ASSEMBLY ROOMS, George Street, promotion of Science and Literature, are likewise Scotchmen. One on Friday Evening, the 4th March, when she will be supported by of the secretaries of the Literary Society, and several of our best
all the talent, Vocal and Instrumental, which can possibly be
obtained in this City. writers and speakers, claim their origin from the Land of Cakes.
Particulars in future Advertisements and Bills.-Tickets, 58. each, Dr Phillip, since his return, has met with most unkind treatment.
to be had at the Music Shops, and at STEELE's Lodgings, 65, His work has been criticised in the most severe manner, and he him- Frederick Street. self, in a weekly paper called the South African, held up to pub lic scorn and contempt. The prosecution for libel, I regret to say,
OPERATIVE MANUFACTURING has gone against him, and he has been cast in damages to the amount
CHEMISTRY. of £200, which, together with the expenses, will make his loss about £1100. No favour was shown the good cause he was engaged in,
This day is published, and the veracity of the friend, Thomas Pringle, from whom he had
In one very large volume, 8vo, with one hundred Engravings, the information respecting Mackay, was entirely kept out of view,
price L.1, 5s., half bound, of this, however, you will perhaps hear more, as Lushington and
A SECOND EDITION OF some others of the ablest lawyers, have agreed to take up the case gratis -Our Governor, also a Scotchman, seems still to study the THE OPERATIVE CHEMIST, consisting of a good of the colony. He is likely to immortalize himself by road,
full Practical Display of MANUFACTURING CHEMISTRY,
and of its detailed applications to every branch of Manufactures. making. In November last, a very excellent one, over the Hottentot Holland Mountains, was opened. It is called Sir Lowry's Pass. He
By SANUEL F. GRAY, Eisq. is busy with others of equal importance.
Author of “ The Supplement to the Pharmacopæia," &c. &c. Theatrical Gossip.-The King's Theatre has opened with Il Bira London : HURST, CHANCE, and Co., 65, St Paul's Churchyard. biere di Seviglia, in which Madame Vespermann has made her debut as Rosina. The lady was labouring under a severe cold, and there.
This day is published, in One thick Volume, crown 8vo,
A New Edition of fore scarcely a fair subject for criticism; but the majority of the eritica seem to anticipate in her rather a respectable than an eminent AIDS TO REFLECTION, IN THE FORMA. operatie performer.-Miss Sidney has appeared at the Olympic, in
TION OF A MANLY CHARACTER, on the Several Grounds
of PRUDENCE, MORALITY, and RELIGION. the character of Leontine, in Ainsworth's burletta, “ The Lost Son;" the part previously sustained by Miss Foote. She has been favour
By S. T. COLERIDGE, Esq. R.A., R.S.L. ably received. The interior of the Queen's Theatre is nearly an
“ This makes, that whatsoever here befalls,
You in the region of yourself remain, exact copy of the late English Opera House.-A Monsieur Bouffé
Neighb'ring ou Heaven; and that no foreign land." has appeared in the French company now performing at the Hay.
DANIEL. market. His engagement is understood to bconly for twelve nights. He London: Hurst, CHANCE, & Co., 65, St Paul's Churchyard. is described to us as a man of great talent and modesty.-A meeting of
Where may be had, by the same Author, seventy dramatic authors lately took place at Paris, for the purpose of appointing a special committee, consisting of six literary men, and
An ESSAY on the CONSTITUTION of the
Second three theatrical managers, to offer their remarks to the Committee CHURCH and STATE, according to the Idea of Each. of Deputies charged with the consideration of the proposed law
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And speedily will be published, the purpose, well acted, but of that light character which scarcely
In one volume, 12mo, price 78. demands, or indeed admits, of a regular criticism. It is called « Love in Wrinkles;" and the chief parts are sustained by Miss
THE DI DONI AD, Jarman, and by Mason, Hooper, and Brindal. « Fazio" is still kept back by the attractions of “ Cinderella." Two new pieces are
SEMI-VIRGILIAN NAUTIC EPIC, announced, “ Reparation Separation," and " The Romance of a
IN NINE CANTOS. Day." The manager is exerting himself, and will, we trust, find
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Lale Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. Our readers will observe with pleasure, that Miss Eliza Paton gires
Genus amborum scindit se sanguine ab uno.-Virg. a Concert on the evening of the 4th proximo, on which occasion, we
O Hymenæe Hymen, understand, she will be powerfully supported,
Hymen, o Hymenæe !-Catull.
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