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THE VAN DIEMEN'S LAND ANNIVERSARY AND HOBART TOWN AL cultivation of flax is carried on in New Zealand with the most MANAC is a neat duodecimo volume. It contains the usual calendar, indefatigable activity on the part of the natives; the motive which civil and military lists of the establishment, a complete statistical stimulates them is the desire to obtain muskets and ammunition, view of the island, a familiar dialogue on the agriculture of the the possession of which gives them a decided ascendency over colony, and a number of original articles. It is ornamented with such of their enemies as are not similarly armed. mumerous engravings. In a colony set apart as a school of morals, Cut-CHAT FROM Glasgow..The discovery of the termination for individuals whose organ of acquisitiveness is in an undue state of the Niger in the Bight of Biafra, by the brothers Lander, of activity, superior advantages are enjoyed for studying the cha- having sailed down from Quorra to the ocean, seems to have racters of that industrious and ingenious class of men. The fol. created a greater sensation here than in Edinburgh. This was lowing remarks evince an intimate acquaintance with the subject, not only occasioned by our being a commercial people-although and are rendered extremely interesting by a tone of deference and the discovery will but little avail the purposes of trade_but also respect, with which we are not generally accustomed to hear con- because one of our fellow-citizens had the rare merit to be the victs treated in this country. “We have frequently heard it re- very first to suggest this as the probable solution of the geographi. marked, that part of the advanced character of Hobart Town is to cal problem many years ago. Mr M'Queen was then editor of the be attributed to the convict population, of which many individuals Courier; and, in a succession of able papers, afterwards collected, are unquestionably possessed of superior skill in their several oc- he took Mr Barrow and other hypothetical gentlemen and their cupations, and of very considerable talents, and that the very fact theories to pieces, and from a series of scattered facts and testimo. of their having brought themselves into their present condition, nies——the bearing of which he had seen even in their crude stateis a proof that they are possessed of peculiar qualifications, or at collected with great patience and collected with much skill, he least of certain eccentric properties of disposition, bursting as they inferred that the embouchure of the Joliba, Niger, or whatever have done from the every day circle of ordinary life, to arrive at else it was called, was at the place it bas since been proved to pleasure or profit by a shorter course and more summary method be. In fact this MS, map, which we have seen, may be engraved than the rest of mankind. But we nerer will allow, that either the for any atlas, before the arrival of the Landers. Now this was wealth or property, much less the respectability of a community, all matter of reasonable satisfaction to us, as it must be of can be increased by such men." We admire the martyr.like spirit pride to Mr M'Queen; yet the London journalists seem to be unwith which the worthy editor adheres to this confession of his conscious of every thing that does not take place in “the Wen.” faith, and the dogged resolution with which he propounds it.--A -You may thank your stars that the Lord Advocate declined the rival publication, The HOBART Town CALENDAR, promises, as one dinner offered to him, I wish Mr Maxwell had done so to the of its chief attractions, a “View of the Hobart Town Chain one tendered him here, for really they are becoming tiresome Gang."

from their frequeney; and even cold punch in its native region Magazines OF THE MONTH.-It does not occur to ns that there cannot reconcile us to an atmosphere which would ripen limes is much to be said respecting these, our bulkier brethren, this time. themselves, and makes our theatres be desert. When an exceed. The Englishman, No. III., is a decided improvement upon either of ingly clever little fellow, rich in the vis comica, called Lloyd, takes the preceding numbers. It is lively, powerful, and original. The his benefit, however, this will surely not be the case.-Mr Brydson, Metropolitan is good; and contains a pleasing poem by the Editor, your able contributor, has ready for the press a volume, to be called We have sought anxiously, but in vain, to see something like an “ Pictures of the Past, and other Poems;' and Atkinson's Chaattempt to redeem its pledge of stern independence in its notices meleon is actually at press, after a hundred reluctances, real or of new books. There is a shuffling attempt to praise two poems, like a young lady's " No."--We have a singular exhibition ycleped “The Siege of Constantinople," and " A Vision of Hell," open at present-the competing plans for turning our Merchants' in which the struggle of the reviewer's conscience between a Park into agreat ornamental cemetery, as long since suggested by conviction of their inanity and a desire to praise, must be appa- that gentleman Mr Hopkirk and others, and now about to be rent even to a bat. These books are both dedicated to Mr Camp. executed by our present intellectual and spirited lord dean of bell. Valpy's sacrilegious attempt upon the English Classics is guild. The asking the great jury of the public to aid in the imspoken of in a landatory strain. Mr Valpy is printer of the Me. partial decision the committee of the Merchants' House seek to tropolitan. Cochrane and Pickersgill's collection of novels is come to on the merits of these, is a striking example of liberality. praised. Quite proper,--but could this not have been done with. Many of the plans are beautiful; others hideous beyond the out a fling at Colburn's? We have been tolerably case-hardened phantasma of a nightmare, occasioned by fifteen red herrings, two to this style of reviewing lately, but we did not expect to find rashers of rancid bacon, and four bottles of sour awipes. such a bare-faced speciinen of it in a work which brayed out such

Theatrical Gossip.-Mrs Norton's two-act drama, “The Gipsy a loud and long preliminary puff of its independence. We tell Mr Father,” cannot be said to have failed, in the common theatrical Campbell in confidence that he will improve his magazine ama. acceptation of the word, for it was well received; and yet, from zingly, by following the example of Blackwood, and cutting off the accounts we hear, it must have been a decided failure-a comentirely that cumbrous appendage of lists and critical notices pound of harsh unnatural passion, and vulgar horrors. The only which he drags behind him, It is nothing-it can be nothing but novelty at Drury Lane—for Bluebeard and Timour the Tartar a receptacle for dirt.--- Fraser is going on swimmingly. The lead scarcely deserve the name—is “The Little Corporal," a translation ing article purports to be an introduction to Shelley's Wandering from "Napoleon à l'école de Brienne.”-Drury Lane will, next Jew. The greater part of it is infinitely too sublime and philoso- season, be under the sole management of Captain Polhill. The phical for our comprehension. The only passage we can make any classical opera is to be the novel feature in the new arrangements. sense of contains a mis-statement and a half.

“ The important

Mr Bishop as composer; Mr and Mrs Wood as vocalists; and a literary curiosity, which the liberality of the gentleman into whose variety of engagements, no less likely to concentrate a strong mu. hands it has fallen, enables us now to lay before the public, for the sical force, are already announced as completed, or in course of first time, in a complete state, was offered,” &c. In the first place, negotiation. Mr Kemble is in Paris, collecting materials for a new the gentleman in whose hands the poem now is never authorized spectacle. Mr Penley finished a season in Newcastle-on-Tyne last its publication in Fraser, as he considers it the property of Mrs week, and opened in Windsor on Monday! The Cheltenham Shelley. In the second, a full account of the poem, with all the Theatre is about to be opened by a new manager, under auspices most interesting passages, was given many months ago in the that promise better success than that place has afforded of late Edinburgh Literary Journal. We may as well take this oppor

years.-- Alfred has been produced at Liverpool-Vandenhoff enact. tunity of observing, that Fraser has again been pilfering froin us ing the Monarch. Mr and Mrs Wood have been well received, without acknowledgment-we allude to an ode on the late Revo- and Miss Louisa Jarman is performing there at present.--Private lution in France, in imitation of Shelley, which appeared in our

theatricals are the order of the day, but we observe that the fecolumns some months back. The conductor of this periodical has male characters are in general performed by professional ladies. -hit upon a nice way of getting it up. His good articles are pil. Our own flock is scattering in all directions. Murray, Pritchard, fered—the rest consist of rejected addresses to Blackwood. The Mason, with one or two of the underlings, are performing at our remainder of the monthlies are “in their usual" a phrase which adelphi, (when this unfortunate building is brought before the will be found to have a widely varying signification, according as Dean of Guild, it will have as many aliases as Ikey Solomon him. it is applied to one or another individual of their number.

self,) Miss Jarman is on the wing for Dublin; nothing is as yet GEOGRAPHICAL.—The brig Venus, Captain Samuel Harvey, sailed prated “of the whereabouts" of the others, from Sidney about the commencement of the present year, in a southerly direction. The object of the voyage is the discovery of some unknown land, which the commander is certain, from cir. cumstances noticed by himself on a former voyage, must lie in

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. that direction.-At the Swan River settlement, a river has been discovered to the south-east of the second tier of mountains, run- Reviews of Montagu's Ornithological Dictionary, the new work ning through a fine country, but too far inland to begin a young of the Authors of the Odd Volume, and Nevay's Poems, are postcolony. The Sydney Gazette informs us, with considerable naiveté, poned for want of room.-Salicetti positively in our next.-Ascathat the poorest settlers were about removing eighty miles from nius will be returned to our publisher in Glasgow. We never their present situation to land that would grow something. The give opivions of poetry, either rejected or accepted.

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LEITH PALILARMONIC SOCIETY.-At the open night on Wednes. He has supplied an exceedingly interesting work, collecting his maday, there was a large attendance of the associate members of terials discreetly, and arranging them with judicious care."-Eng. the Society and their friends of the rougher sex, the meeting not

lishman's Jagazine. being one of those at which ladies are admitted Several instru.

• "An exceedingly interesting volume, well compiled from every mental pieces were well performed, particularly a quartetto for

source attainable, ancient and modern, and conden ed into a reason. able and portable compass.

The most immutable of hutwo violins, tenor, and violoncello, and a duet for violin and

man works are before us in this little volume. Edifices and sculppianoforte, by Messrs Stewart and Napier. The overtures and tures that have preceded all history may be seen by the eyes of living symphony, which employed the whole instrumentalists of the men, testifying the power of a people which seems to have outdone Society, were not so free from faults as the quartetto and duet,

every other in the magnitude of their labours, and from whom it is

Dr Russell has which were executed by select members, but their performance probable every art and science have been derived.

executed his task to our satisfaction, with diligence and judgment. was such as to do honour to a society of amateurs. An improve. His book is designed to be a popular one, and we have no doubt that ment is taking place in the vocal department. The glee and chorus it will become so."- Metropolitan Magazine. “ The winds whistle cold," was encored, and the other glees were “ Dr Russell has extracted the pith and marrow of the volumi. executed with taste and precision. In the duet, " The Butterfly," nous and expensive works on this curious and interesting country sung by Messrs Kenward and Mnggerland, the effect was some.

with which the press has teemed for many years past; and has

clothed his valuable information in a vigorous and flowing, yet perwhat spoiled by the very different styles of the two singers, both of whom are excellent vocalists in their own way; of course, the

spicuous style."-Courier.

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" To combine the labours and confront the testimony of authors, the Society as those we have already witnessed. Their meetings, -to collect from the many pages of multiplied travels the scattered

arguments and collateral proofs in support of particular hypotheses, we understand, are to be discontinued till winter: but we trust

-in fact, to condense and bring before our view the sum total, as it that there will be no discontinuance of meetings for practice. were, of knowledge, has been the object of the work now before us.

That has been well accomplished; and we have much satisfaction in TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS.

recommending to our readers a work where they will find, in a small

compass, a great mass of interesting information ; we are happy in “ Tue Warning" is declined_" A day at Loch Skene" will have being able to call their attention to a study which has hitherto been its fate decided before the appearance of our next number.-“ A neglected by many, on account of the labour of consulting a variety Summer Reverie" has reached us so late, that the Devil himself

of works on the subject."- Athenæum. declares there is no time to read it.

« Dr Russell has condensed within small compass, arranged in a felicitous manner, and narrated with spirit and elegance, all that the

mass of readers care to know about this land of wonders,-enough (No. 136, June 18, 1831.]

to convey an impressive picture of all its peculiarities."-Edinburgh Literary Journal.

" We have seldom met with a more instructive and entertaining ADVERTISEMENTS,

work than the one before us, by Dr Russell, on Ancient and Modern

Egypt; and when we consider the extent of the subject, we cannot Connected with Literature, Science, and the Arts. but admire the sagacity, skill, and vigour with which such a store of

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submitted this work to the public, we were scarcely prepared to find By JAMES RENNIE, A.M. A.L.S, a production of such unquestionable value come from his pen

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lofty and original views could have so skilfully extracted the truth ANCIENT AND MODERN EGYPT, from these innumerable tomes, or so beautifully purified and refined BEING NO. III, OF

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