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them loses his equilibrium: the attendants and strumentality of M. Corcellet, diffuse all over the turbot roll together on the floor. At this sad Europe the glory of his name, he resigns himself sight, the assembled cardinals became pale as to his destiny, and suffers not a tear to flow.” death, and a solemn silence reigned in the con Should it, not withstanding, be thought that the clave-it was the moment of the eprouvette nega- conduct of M. Ude or M. Corcellet, as regards tire—but the maître d'hôtel suddenly turns to the eels or geese, is indefensible, we may still say of attendant—“Bring another turbot,” said he, with them as Berchoux says of Nero,the most perfect coolness. The other appeared, and the eprouvette posilive was gloriously re

“ Je sais qu'il fut cruel, assassin, suborneur, newed.

Mais de son estomac je distingue son cæur." “ You shall see what a book of cookery I shall

M. Ude has committed a few errors in judgmake,” said Dr. Johnson,—“ Women can spin ment, however, which we defy his greatest advery well, but they cannot write a good book of mirers (and we profess ourselves to be of the cookery.*' I could write a better book of cookery number) to palliate. He has recommended purée than has ever yet been written ; it should be aux truffes, the inherent impropriety of which book on philosophical principles.” What the has been already demonstrated ; and he has engreat moralist contemplated, Ude has done. “The trusted the task of translating (perhaps of editing) French Cook” is founded on the purest principles his book to some person or persons equally ignoof practical philosophy, and comprises almost rant of the French language and of the culinary every thing that could be desired in a publication art

. The following instances are extracted from of the sort.

his vocabulary of terms :Receipts are ill adapted for quotation, and we “ Entremets—is the second course which comes beshall therefore merely call attention to one con tween the roast meat and the dessert. tained in the body of the work, and involving no

Sautez-is to mix or unite all the parts of a ragout less a subject than the skinning of eels :

by shaking it about. "Take one or two live eels; throw them into the fire;

Piquéis to lard, with a needle, game, fowls, and all as they are twisting about on all sides, lay hold of them

sorts of meat. with a towel in your hand, and skin them from head to

Farce—This word is used in speaking of chopped tail. This method is the best, as it is the only method ineat, fish, or herbs, with which poultry and other things of drawing out all the oil

, which is unpalatable and indi- are stuffed before they are cooked.” gestible. Cut the eel in pieces without ripping the belly, ihen run your knife into the hollow part, and turn it be applied to something else, if he suffers such

This word, M. Ude may depend upon it, will round to take out the inside.

“ Several reviewers (he adds in a note to this edition) glaring ignorance to remain 'much longer a blot have accused me of cruelty because I recommend in this upon his book. Neither do we at all like the mode work that eels should be burnt alive. As my knowledge of translating the names of dishes, which are realin cookery is entirely devoted to the gratification of taste ly untranslateable; as Boudin à la Bourgeoise, and the preservation of health, I consider it my duts 10 Pudding Citizen's Wife's way; Matelotte à la attend to what is essential to both. The blue skin and Marinière, Sea wife's Matelot ; à la Maître d’oil which remain, when the eels are skinned, render them Hôtel, with Steward's Sauce, fc. In the index highly indigestible. If any of these reviewers would also we found “ Soup, au Lait d'Amant (the make trial of both methods, they would find that the Lover's Soup).” Being somewhat puzzled to burnt eels are much healthier ; but it is, after all, left to know what this could be, we turned to the recipe, their choice whether to burn or skin.”—Ude, p. 242.

(p. 55,) which is headed Potage au Lait d'AlThe argumentum ad gulam is here very hap- mond—(the Lover's Soup).” Whether it stood pily applied, but M. Ude might have taken higher Amant or Almond seems to have been a matter ground, and urged not merely that the eel was of indifference to the translator; but he was reused to skinning, but gloried in it. It was only solved at all events, that the soup should be dedinecessary for him to endow the eel with the same cated to love. noble endurance that has been attributed to the goose. “To obtain these livers (the foies gras [ Since this article was written, we have been informof Strasbourg) of the size required, it is necessa- ed ihat a general history of cookery, in ten portly vol. ry,” says a writer in the Almanach, “10 sacrifice umes, octavo, has just appeared at Leipsic; but we rethe person of the animal. Crammed with food, gret that we have not as yet been able to procure a copy.] deprived of drink, and fixed near a great fire, before which it is nailed by its feet upon a plank, this goose passes, it must be owned, an uncom

MARBLE.-A

very considerable quantity of fine stafortable life. The torment would indeed be altogether intolerable if the idea of the lot which tuary marble has been discovered in Dauphiné, depart.

ment of L'Isére, by M. Breton, captain of engineers. awaits him did not serve as a consolation. But The Chamois hunters have long said, that in the torrent this perspective makes him endure his sufferings which passes through the Val Scnétre lies a beautiful with courage; and when he reflects that his liver, Block, on which are written the following words :-"Si bigger than himself, larded with truffles, and à Grenoble vous me portez, cent écus vous l'aurez,” clothed in a scientific paté, will, through the in- After several attempts to find this block, M. Breton, in

the summer of 1834, reached it, and found it inscribed Sec Croker's Boswell, vol. iv. p. 143.—Mrs. Glasse's as above. The marble is very white and lustrous, and book was written by Dr. Hunter ; but we believe Mrs. easily cut. The council for the department have voted Rundell's more recent opus magnum was entirely her funds for working quarries, and have given the superin.

tendence of them to M. Gaymard.- Atheneum.

Own.

Literary Chit-Chat. coming very seasonable; and therefore we hail the apo

pearance of Mary Roberts's “ Recollections of Marine FROM ALL THE MAGAZINES, &c.

Natural History," as a most pleasing and highly in.

structive perforınance. Amongst other subjects, it treats THE BRITISH AND Foreign Review, No. I. (Ridg. very lucidly of corallines, and fungi, and the migrations way’s.)—Of a highly political character, this first No. of of the finny tribes, showing forth the wisdom and the a new quarterly periodical has just appeared. It is said beneficence of the Creator in these portions of his works. to owe its existence, and some of its parts, to Lord In a delightfully attractive style, Miss Roberts conveys Brougham; but be that as it may, it is a production of much scientific and general information. Her volume is much ability on the side it espouses. There are eleven neat and compact in form, and beautifully illustrated by papers; on Puland, Russia, Corporation Reform, the several of Baxter's engravings in wood. British Association, Taxes on Knowledge, Church Re A new and cheaper edition of that delightful comform, Conservatism, &c. &c.; and whatever we may panion to the sea-shore, or green-fields, Mr. Leigh think of the general plot, we must acknowledge the Hunt's “ Indicator and Companion," is nearly ready for talents displayed in getting up the performance. publication. Be it known to the uninitiated, that this

We have heard a pleasant whisper, that Mary Howitt delightful work is entitled The Indicator afier a little is engaged upon a prose work-fresh, natural, and full of bird in the interior of Africa, whose habits would rather talent, we are sure it will be. Mrs. Jameson, too, is seem to belong to the interior of fairy-land, were they said to be preparing a continuation of her delightful not well authenticated. This liule creature indicates to * Sketches of German Art.”

honey-hunters where the nests of wild bees are lo be The Vlth volume of the Rev. T. S. Grimshawe's found. It calls them with a cheerful cry, which they an. edition of the “Works of Cowper,” will prove eminently swer; and, on finding itself recognised, flies, and hovers acceptable to the admirers of the poet of Christianity, over a bollow tree containing the honey. While they froin its containing an “ Essay on the Genius and are occupied in collecting it, the bird goes to a little disPoetry of Cow per, by the Rev. J. W. Cunninghans, tance, where he observes all that passes; and the hunters, A. M., Vicar of Harrow.” The writer of this essay when they have helped themselves, take care to leave modestly pretends to little merit beyond that of collect him his portion of the food. This is the Cuculus Indiing into a focus, and presenting at once to the eye of cator of Linnæus, otherwise called the Moroe, Beethe reader, the numerous criticisms which have been Cuckoo, or Honey-bird. produced on the same subject. This task, however, he In the second volume of “The Poctical Works of has accomplished in a most able and effective manner, Milton,” edited by Sir E. Brydges, we find the first Six introducing much valuable original information of his Books of Paradise Lost, with a copious selection of own. The present volume, in which the poetical works notes, and original introductory remarks on each book of Cowper are commenced, is enriched with a portrait by Sir Egerton. In general, we consider those remarks of the author, engraved by E. Finden, from Sir Thomas to be just; but, occasionally, the editor seems to assume Lawrence's well-known painting; and with a view of the office of an advocate rather than that of an impartial Cowper's summer-house, also engraved by E. Finden, critic. The frontispiece to this volume is from Romney's from a design by Harding.

well-known picture of Milton dictating to his daughters; GEOLOGY.-M. Fournet has just published a geological in which, as it has always seemed to us, one of the poor work, entitled, “Etudes sur les dépots metailifères." girls looks half scared out of her wits, and the other He considers veins to have been generally produced by almost fagged to death. One of Turner's “imaginative" local dislocations, more or less violent, and then filled designs constitutes the vignette title-page; subject-the with metallic or oiher matters, either by sublimation or expulsion from Paradise ; and, so far as the landscape dissolution. He lays much stress on the successive portion of the drawing is concerned, Eden, in all its modifications which mineral substances undergo in loveliness, may indeed be said to smile upon our view; veins, modifications which have transformed the primi. but, then, the regularly constructed, sculptured arch, tive matter even into a different species. M. Fournet and the metallic gates, and the cast-iron cannon pillars, throws great light on this obscure part of geology, and or posts-such as we sometimes see at the entrance of a shows how important are these mineral decompositions retired citizen's park of an acre-are any thing but and recompositions, and the immense influence they pos. ethereal. sess by their incessant action and re-action, and their in. BEATTIE'S SWITZERLAND.— Dr. Beattie's “Switzerland" finite division into veins, rocks, and strata.

has reached its twelfth division; and it would be with. H. B. CARICATURES.-O'Connell as a Rock (ite) flying holding an act of justice from the literary talent of its away with Sinbad, is one of the best yet seen. The author, and from the artist-like skill of his coadjutor, same character as Orpheus playing to the advance of Mr. Bartlett, were we not to say that it ranks with the civilisation is also good; and Lord John Russel throwing ublest productions of our time. The view of Mount sticks at the crown and peerage (as at country fairs for Bernhardin, by moonlight, is one of extraordinary beauty gingerbread and little boxes, &c.), after having knocked and effect; nor can La Batia Castle, Martigny, Unter. down the church, India company, and corporations, is a seen, or the Ponte Alto (Simplon), be deemed much, if at numerous and capital group.

all, inferior. GOVERNMENT LIBERALITY.—We are glad to hear that Press of Cairo.—The following works have recently, the present government has bestowed a handsome pecu. issued from the press at Cairo, being part of a series of niary reward on Mrs. Janet Taylor, for her abridged elementary treatises, compiled by order of Mohammed method of clearing the Lunar Distance, by which the Ali, for the use of the schools he bas established : " The process is reduced to an operation of less than five Book of Manners and Customs," by the Sheikh Refàa minutes duration.

(one of the Egyptians who received his education at The XVIIIth volume of “The Sacred Classics, or Paris); “ A Geographical and Biographical Dictionary." Cabinet Library of Divinity,” is devoted to the Hon. by the same; “ The Guide to the Preservation of Health," Robert Boyle's Treatise on the High Veneration Man's by Clot Bey; and “ Introductions to Geography, MineIntellect owes to God, On Things above Reason, and On ralogy, and the System of the Universe.”. the Style of the Holy Scriptures; with an able introduc. It is expected ihat the new edition of Lebeau's " His. tory Essay, from the pen of Henry Rogers. This pub-tory of the Lower Empire,” which has been now several lication increases in value and interest as it proceeds. An agreeable “Sea-side Companion” is just now be- few months. In the volume last published, there is a

years in the course of publication, will be completed in a

curious account of the ravages committed by the de. M. Deiters, of Munster, has announced the speedy scendants of Jenghiz Khan, extracted from Georgian publication of a History of the Anabaptists, from their and Armenian writers.

Origin to their Suppression, by Mr. J Hast, in an 8vo. M. Schmidt has just completed his Mongolian Dic. volume. tionary, undertaken by desire of the Emperor of Russia; Duncker and Humbolt, of Berlin, have announced a it will be published in the course of this year at St. German translation of " Baines's Aistory of the Cotton Petersburgh. The Mongolian language and literature Manufacture of Great Britain. are very diligently studied in Russia, not only on ac Accounts from Portugal state that, with the books count of the Mongol tribes subject to that empire, but found in the suppressed convents, a library of 300,000 rather in consequence of the increased activity in the in. volumes had been formed in the convent of San Franvestigation of the ancient connection between the Scla- cisco. vonian and Asiatic tribes, mainly produced by Professor The total number of periodical works in Sweden is Charmoy's lectures and dissertations. Nor is the aid to 103 ; 16 of which commenced during the last year, and be derived from other oriental sources in elucidating the 6 in the present. Of these, 27 are published in Stockobscure portions of Russian history neglected; Professor holm, 7 at Gottenburg, and 5 at Upsal. Among the new Charmoy is about to publish the text and translations of works published since June 1, 1835, are : Atterbom's all the passages in which the Sclavonian tribes are Works, vol i.; The Scandinavian Fauna, by S. Nilsson, noticed by Arabic or Persian writers.

2 vols., with plates ; Travels in North America, by GosSKETCHES OF BERMUDA.-We rarely meet with a plea- selman; and several pamphlets on the approaching santer or more gracefully written volume than that of comet. “Sketches of Bermuda," by Lusette Harriet Lloyd. A young architect, M. Texier, after finishing his Besides a map of the Bermudas, or Summer's Islands, it studies in Italy, has been sent by the French governcontains some sweet views, in aqua-lint, from the pencil ment to Constantinople and Asia Minor, to examine the of the fair writer. Miss Lloyd, we observe, had the antique monuments of that nearly unknown country, pleasure of being introduced to the family of Nea, cele. He has lately written from Phrygia, and communicated brated in Moore's Odes. Nea is no more, but she still an interesting account of the town of Azan; of the anlives in song, and in the fond recollection of her friends." tique monuments of which we have hitherto had neither We cannot refrain from transferring this very pretty description nor drawing. He has discovered there a little picture to one of our own columns :-"A wedding magnificent temple, surrounded by an Ionic colonnade, is quite a grand affair among the negroes, and the which, he says, surpasses every thing of the kind that women are at infinite pains to dress themselves in the either Greece or Italy can boast, in regard to purity of most becoming fashion. Poor Blanche, who, I must tell style and preservation. Upon the outer walls there are you, is as black as jet, was found by her mistress, on her still eight Greek and Latin inscriptions, relating to Panbridal morning, standing before the glass, and reviewing hellenic festivals and magisterial ordinances. Almost the labours of her toilet with intense interest. She all the other public buildings of this ancient town are seemed pleased with the effect of a bunch of red coral still extant-marble bridges and sepulchral monuments, flowers which were placed beneath her bonnet; and once quays, the theatre, and the circus. The theatre is in the more adjusting the folds of her long white veil, was highest state of preservation. The stage is yet entire, about to retire, when, turning round, she exclaimed, with but the Ionic columns have been overthrown by an a desponding air— Ah, how beautiful I should be if I earthquake, and the orchestra is covered with rubbish. were white !'"

In the proscenium is a frieze with relievos, representing The Byron BEAUTIES.-Had Finden's “ Byron Beau. hunting scenes: among the animals may be distin. ties" been always as beautiful as they are this month, guished the zebu, or humped ox (an animal now found we should ever have been disposed to offer up our heart's no where but in India), torn by a lion; stags and boars incense at their shrine. Katinka (by Bostock), with her caught by dogs, horse-races, &c. The doors are still “great blue eyes," is, though not highly intellectual, standing, with all their decorations. Opposite to the very lovely; and Gulbeyaz, the favourite wife of the theatre is the circus, built of white marble. Near the sultan, whose“ very smile was haughty, though so temple is seen a large portico, probably the gymnasium, sweet," is every inch a queen. This is by Meadows, with columns of the Grecian Doric order. Amidst and it evinces a surprising increase of power and of skill these remains are scattered the houses of a small village. in that artist. Meadows, however, has still farther sur. M. Texier has caused several excavations to be made, passed himself in Dudù, whom Byron described as "a and taken measurements and drawings of the buildings. kind of sleeping Venus"

In the Press.-Scenes and Characters Illustrating

Christian Truth : No. I. Trial and Self-Discipline, by the Yet very fit to murder sleep in those

author of " James Talbot,” &c. A History of British Who gazed upon her cheeks' transcendent hue.

India, from the Termination of the War with the In this creature of loveliness, the very spirit of the bard Mahrattas in 1805, to the Renewal of the Company's is caught. Dudù is, beyond all comparison, the most Charter in 1833. By E. Thornton, Esq. A new and fascinating of the Byron Beauties that have yet appeared. cheaper edition of “ The Indicator and the Companion, a

The next two volumes of Colburn's Modern Novelists Miscellany for the Fields and the Fireside." By Leigh are to include Mr. Bulwer's novel, “ The Disowned.” Hunt, accompanied by a portrait of the author.

The following literary_notices, respecting foreign French TRANSLATION OF English Poets.—A magnifi. works of interest to the English reader, are from the cent project has been set on foot in Paris, by a Mr. Foreign Quarterly Review.

O'Sullivan, who announces a Bibliothèque Anglo-Fran. The first tragedy ever written in the Finland language caise, which is to contain translations of all our princi. has been published by Fr. Lagerwall, by the title of pal writers. According to the prospectus, the enterprise "Bunulinus Murhe Kurwans.” It is a decided imita- will be conducted by Mr. O'Sullivan himself, who is to tion of “Macbeth," adapted to the manners and scenery make an analysis of several of the dramas of Shakspeare, of Finland.

and a translation of Macbeth; MM. Guizot, Jay, Men. The Finland Literary Society at Helsingfors intends nechct, and Chasles, are to translate Othello, Julius Cæpablishing a very large collection of ancient Finland sar, and Romeo and Juliet; M. Paul Duport undertakes songs and ballads, made by Dr. Lourot, physician at an analysis of the dramas cotemporary with ShaksKajana, daring many pedestrian excursions, which ex. peare. M. Coquerel has Spenser and Chatterton allotted tended into the government of Archangel.

to him; M. de Pongerville undertakes the Paradise

Lost; M. Mennechet, Butler and Addison; M. Jay, | francs. Thus, the Parisian theatres and actors cost the Dryden and Prior; M. Raudet, Buckingham; M. Lan government liitle short of 50,000l. sterling per annum. rent de Jussieu, Gay; M. Lepelletier d'Aulnay, Swift; Plate Glass.-A French paper states, that the largest M. O'Sullivan, Pope, Gray, and Thompson; M. Dubois, piece of plate glass ever manufactured has just been Akenside ; M. D. Montigny, Goldsmith; M. Charles finished at St. Gobin. It is 175 French inches high, by Nodier, Burns; M. de Chateaubriand, Beattie ; M. Tail. 125 wide. In 1789, the largest produced was from 110 lefer, Cowper; Mad. Belloc, MM. Paulin, Paris, and to 115 inches in length, by from 72 to 75 in width; in Panithier, Lord Byron ; Mad. Belloc and M. Artaud, 1815, from 125 to 130, by 75 to 80 wide : at the last er. Walter Scott; M. de Maussion, Sheridan; M. Albert Mon. hibition at the Louvre, the largest was 155 inches, by tremont, Campbell and Rogers; M. Fontaney, Words. 93; and now, by a great effort of skill, the size has been worth ; M. de Montalembert, Montgomery; Mad. Belloc, increased to 175 inches by 125. Thomas Moore ; M. de Custines, Southey ; M. Philarete Discovery of Antiquities.-Some interesting discoveChasles, Crabbe ; Mad. Constance Aubert, Miss Landon ; ries have recently been made in the commune of St. Mad. Belloc, Miss Baillie ; Mad. Pirey, Mrs. Robinson; Remi-Chaussée near Rheims. Some workmen, while Mad. Menessier, Mrs. Hemans! There are said to be digging, came to a Roman tomb; it contained a numalready one thousand subscribers to this work, which, ber of vases in good preservation, and several antique besides the above mentioned, is to contain a complete medals. The most curious thing discovered, was a stahistory of English literature. This part may doubtless tue of Apollo, on one side of which was engraved the be well executed, but ve tremble for our immortal Shak- words “ Memento mei," and, on the other, " Si me amas, speare, who stands alone in the world of literature, after basia me." the satisfaction we have heard expressed at the literal Ancient Science.-M. Paravey, who eagerly pursues translation of Othello. Burns, too—think of Tam his researches on this subject, thinks he has found, O'Shanter and John Barleycorn in French! We would among the ancients, a knowledge of the conducting rod rather that other nations should remain in ignorance of in case of lightning, and iodine as a remedy for goitres. our writers, than that those writers should be travestied.

Falling in of the Soil.A falling in of the soil lately took place about eight miles distance from St. Jean

Pied-du-Port, in the territory of St. Jean le Vieux, be. Notabilia.

tween the road and the river Lansbihar, 500 paces from each. The pit thus formed, is 200 feet in circumference,

25 to 30 feet deep, and mud and water lie at the bottom. Chlorate of Sodium.-Dr. Munaret presented a ma. This sudden event was accompanied by a great noise, nuscript to the Academy, on the treatinent of intermit. which was taken for the report of a cannon, and was retent fevers by chlorate of sodium. He says it is as peated several times. prompt and certain a febrisuge as bark or quinine, and Fossil Dogs.—The remains of dogs in a fossil state merits preference ;--first, because the latter is apt, in are rare, but a lower jaw has been taken out of the Rhine some constitutions, to confirm or to cause disorders, by some fishermen, together with other fossils. Prowhile the chlorate of sodium may be given in more fessor Kaup states, that it in size resembles that of the powerful doses, without any of these results ; secondly, Canis familiaris Scoticus, and in shape that of the bloodbecause it is cheaper ; thirdly, it may be taken as a pre. hound, and considers it as coming from the primitive ventative to these fevers when they are endemic; and, stock of our sporting dogs. He nanies it Canis propa. fourthly, because it may be administered even when the galor. Professor Kaup has also discovered a new fossil patient shows symptoms of gastric irritation.

lizard, which he calls Pisoodon coleanus. Paris Theatres.-(Extract from a private letter, Steam to India.--The Forbes steamer has at length dated 29th June)— Apropos of theatres, they have cre. arrived at Calcutta, after a very tedious voyage from ated a row in the chainber of deputies. These deputies, Suez, which place she left on the 29th November, reach. you must know, are most economical folk, and have ed Juddah on the 5th of December, Mocha on the 16th, taken it into their head, some of them, to be monstrous and Socotra on the 5th of January, where she experienced jealous and annoyed, at finding that Monsieur Veron, considerable difficulty in getting the coals on board, who farms the French opera, has made a large fortune partly in consequence of the confusion which prevailed in three years; whilst, on the plea that the said opera in the island, the British troops having just taken poscannot pay its expenses, it obtains from the public trea: session of it, and partly owing to strong winds and a sury a yearly allowance or subvention of nearly 30,0001. heavy surf. She reached Madras the 18th of February, Accordingly, when the article of of 50,0001. voted in the and Kcdgeree on the 28th. She was detained about ten year's estimates, came before the chamber, M. Liadieres days at each depot for coals, and her sailing averaged opened a broadside upon the theatres. The Great Opera about five miles an hour only.-- Times. with its solos had killed the national theatre of the Comic Zincographic Drawings. We recently paid a visit to Opera, whilst the Théatre Français with its subvention, Messrs. Chapman and Co's. zinc plate establishment, in merely gave night mares in five acts. “ I tell you,” quoth Cornbill; and, we confess, with a gratification which it this politico-critic, “ that in respect of theatricals, minis. is not often our lot to feel, even in this wonder-working ters do not see beyond their noses.” This created some age. Most of our readers are acquainted, more or less, amusement; M. de Broglie at the moment making great with the advantages of lithography. These advantages efforts to look through his spy-glass, while Thiers was Messrs. Chapman and Co. have, by a most ingenious peering at the orator through his spectacles. Then M. process, transferred to their new art. The prints we Fulchiror got up and perorated on the fall of the drama. have seen, have all the sharpness and firmness of the best But every Frenchman talks of the drama ; it is the na. specimens of stone-drawing: and have these additional tional hobby-horse, so hardly ridden that one is not sur- advantages, that they do not require that immense labour prised to find it completely foundered, unfit to be har. from the artist in getting up, and that they are made on nessed in more honourable shafts than those of a coucou. a plate scarcely thicker than a common Bristol board, The following are the actual sums paid by the French instead of requiring a stone almost big enough to build a government to the theatrical establishments in the house with. Another branch of their valuable patent French capital - The great French Opera, or Acadé. extends to the manufacture of a transfer paper, on which mie, gets, in all, 690,500 fr.; the Italian Opera 71,200 fr.; any person that can draw at all may make a sketch, and the Comic Opera 186,000 fr.; the Théâtre Francais have it transferred to the zinc plate, and printed from, to 206,000 fr.; there are pensions to the amount of 39,000 I the extent of six or seven thousand copies. We saw part

of a sheet of the Times newspaper thus transferred, the were returned, accompanied by the following laconic impression of wbich was as clear as the original print. note :-“ D-1 dull nonsense. Yours faithfully, Ja. The universality of its application, to maps, surveys, coro!" book-prints, &c., will make this, in a few years, one of Ancient Astronomy. In consequence of M. Paravey's the most extensively employed of the arts : and, in the assertion, that the ancients had observed some of the sa. mean time, we are glad to be among the first to call the tellites of Jupiter, M. Arago tried to ascertain if it were attention of the public to a discovery, which will rank possible for him to see them without a magnifying glass, among the most wonderful of the nineteenth century. using only one that was darkened, in order io obscure

Mr. Sall's Collection.—We have been highly gratified the radiations. The experiment failed, but is lo be reby a visit to Mr. Salt's collection of Egyptian antiquities; peated, as the moon was at the time above the horizon. the vases of the age of Psammetichus are among the M. Ampère suggested that a peculiar organisation most beautiful specimens of Egyptian workmanship in could alone enable an observer to see the satellites without alabaster; several of the Scarabæi, especially one bearing a telescope. the head of Isis, are more exquisitely finished than any New Comet.-The Journal of the Two Sicilies, of Junc we have yet seen in cabinets; the models of the boats for 10th, states, that Sr. Bogalowski, director of the Royal the dead explain more of the funeral ceremonies than a Observatory at Breslaw, discovered a new telescopic volume of dissertations, while the various articles of fur. comet on the 20th of April, in the constellation Patera ; niture, found in the tombs, supply curious illustrations of 10 which, if still visible, the attention of other astrono. the domestic manners of the Egyptians. The mummies mers is directed. are really splendid ; on one of them we observed a pecu Tribute to the Linders.-The foundation stone of the liarity, which, we believe, has not yet been noticed: the column to commemorate the indefatigable exertions of figures of some Asiatic enemies are painted manacled, the brothers, Richard and John Lander, and to record and bound on the feet of one of the mummies, as a sym. the untimely fate of the former, who was murdered by bol of treading down the national foe. It is a pity that the natives in his recent expedition to the Quorra, was this collection should be dispersed; it will be a greater laid at Truro, with masonic honours, on Tuesday week. pity if it be allowed to go out of the country: -Atheneum. The ceremony was highly imposing.

Greece.-Several learned men, among whom are MM. Almack's Insulted. -An insult, sufficient to provoke a Savigny and Von Hammer, have undertaken new travels national war, has just been offered to our high and aris. in Greece, for the sake of historical and geographical tocratic association. The Paris journals contain an an. discoveries. They are first to visit Eubæa, and those nounceinent, that a subscription ball will take place eve. parts of Asia Minor which may be accessible to thein, ry fortnight at Ranelagh, in the Bois de Boulogne, near especially the shores of the Propontis.

Passy ; which “ rendezvous of fashion is the Almack's Champollion. The first number of the MSS. left by of Paris, but in some respects superior ;” and, oh, horChampollion, the younger, has been published, under the ror! “ Tickets, two francs, to be had at the door!" superintendence of a committee. Sylvestre de Sacy, T. Campbell.-We see with gratification, from the Letronne, Champollion-Figeac, Ch. Lenormand, Comte Paris papers, that our valued poet has returned in safety de Clarac, Biot, and Hergot, who form this committee, from his African travels, and was being séted by the are names which vouch for the correct execution of the Polish Literary Association in Paris. We have the pleawork.

sure of hoping, that these travels will furnish materials King Otho.—This young sovereign, it appears, be for his pen, both in prose and verse. stows much encouragement and protection on all those endeavours which tend to preserve the ancient monu- of ours, on a recent visit to Paris, thought it well to make

Forced Instruction: How to learn French !-- A friend ments of Greece. M. Kleuze, appointed by him, has asked for and obtained guards for all those which are

a virtue of necessity; and, in order to practise only the important, and the labours of this gentleman have been language of the country, so as to acquire facility in first directed towards the parthenon and propylex, which speaking it, resolved to board in a house where no Eng. he is trying to free from the surrounding edifices, but in this respect, he agreed for his “ pension” for a month,

lish resided. Being satisfied on his particular enquiries the progress is necessarily slow where there is no ma. chinery to assist.

sent in his luggago, and occupied his allotted apartment. Curious test of a preacher's talents.—Two friends in The first day's dinner-hour arrived, and he had brushed the north were, a short time since, disputing about the up

his French to meet the numerous party who sat

down to it. Besides the head of the establishment, comparative talents of their respective ministers. Both at last waxed wondrous hot upon the subject, till at last there were twenty-five at table, and they were all Ame:

ricans !! one of them settled the question by exclaiming, with all the consciousness of victory in the dispute, at the same

Temperature.-M. Arago laid before the Academy the time addressing his opponent_“Your' minister, sir, is observations of Mr. Wurden, on the remarkable fall of a perfect driveller-a downright squeaker. When he the thermometer during the last winter in the United speaks of a certain gentleman, the monarch of the nether States. It was the most rigorous season known there world, he calls him, in a weak, tremulous voice, as if for fifty years. afraid to pronounce his name, 'the deevil'—but our min. M. Sudre's Musical Language.-M. Sudre, who has 1ster calls him the devil,' at once; and more than that, invented a system of communicating ideas by means of nir, he speaks as if he did not care a — for him." a series of inusical expressions, gave a lecture, accompa

Fine Arts.— The House of Commons, on the motion of nied with the fullest illustrations of his system, at the Mr. Ewart, has appointed a select committee to enquire great concert room of the King's Theatre, on Wednes. into the best means of extending a knowledge of the day morning. The medium of communication made urls, and other principles of design, among the people use of in the first instance was a violin, and in the setespecially among the manufacturing population) of the cond a French horn. A series of phrases, collected from country; and also to enquire into the constitution of the among the audience, were translated by him into his muRoyal Academy, and the effects produced by it, i.e. the sical iongue, and communicated to another person placed

at a considerable distance from him. This individual, The Monikins. The London Literary Gazette says on hearing the communication, which was made solely that it sent The Monikins, with a considerable fee, to one by certain notes of either of the above-named instru: of the monkeys in the Zoological Gardens, in order to ments in various combinations, immediately transcribed have it reviewed in an authentic manner; but the volumes lit into letters. Ho also occasionally repeated them ver.

R. A.

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