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bally, and re-translated them in some instances from wore, and which had got out of curlin the protracted enthe written musical notation into the language in which gagement. they were originally made, or into musical phrases, Calligraphy and Lithography.—We have, lying before which were re-interpreted by M. Sudre himself. Two us, a large and beautiful specimen of fine writing on reports, bigbly favourable to the invention, have already stone, executed by Mr. Edward Clayton, and published been made by commissions constituted to examine it, by Ward and Co. It is a Memorial, intended as a triin reference to its utility in peace and war, by the French bute of respect to the late Dr. Morrison, " The first proministers of war and marine. One to the same effect testant missionary to China, and founder of the Anglo. to the Academy of Arts, by special reporters of its own, Chinese College at Malacca.” The Memoriul is dedicated and one to the Royal Institute.

to the Loudon missionary society. Lightning.-A curious instance of the effects of light Artificial Light. The chief difference between the ning occurred some time since at Grandvold; the elec- artificial lights commonly in use, and the natural light tric Auid having struck and destroyed a church, and, at of day, lies in the peculiar yellow colour of the former, the same moinent, a house six miles from it: a similar compared with the perfect whiteness of that derived accident occurring several years afterwards to the new from the sun under ordinary circumstances. The yellow church and house that had been erected upon their colour of the flame of lamps and candles is considerably sites.

diminished by those contrivances which render combusMexican Antiquities, gr..--We have inspected a very tion more perfect, by increasing the current of air in interesting collection of Mexican antiquities and draw. contact with the flame, and the light of carburelled hy. ings now in London, belonging to Mr. C. Nebel, (of drogen gas is less coloured than any artificial light that whose exploration of Mexico Alexander Humboldt speaks can be produced, fit for the common purposes of illuiniin high terms of praise,) and beg to direct lhe notice of nation. the curious to these specimens. Mr. Nebel proposes to The first volume of Professor Popping's Voyage to publish an acccount of his travels in that country, where Chili, to Peru, and to the River of Amazons, from 1827 he seems to have employed his time so advantageously. to 1832, has been rencently published at Leipzig, handSome of the articles are remarkable : such as monster somely printed in 410, with a folio atlas of lithographic looking priests dressed in the skins of human victims, views. The second volume, which will complete the grotesque pipes, representations of various heads, African, work, is announced to appear almost immediately. This European, Asiatic, &c. &c. The whole well worthy of voyage was undertaken by Professor Popping entirely at attention.

his own expense. He resided more than ten years in The Société d' Emulation of Abbeville have opened the America ; and the present work contains the result of tumulus, called the Butto de St. Ouen, at Noyell-sur. his observations during six years of that time, (exclud. Mer, near the mouth of the Somme. It was found to ing altogether what belongs to natural history,-his contain about 600 skulls, piled one upon another, in the collections in that department, especially the botany and form of a cone. The lower jaw remained attached to all; zoology of the western countries of America, being inand, as there were no other parts of the body, it is evi: tended, as we collect, for soparate publication,) on the dent that they were interred just as they were struck inhabitants and character of the different countries where from the body. The tomb is probably Celtic, and the he resided. heads those of prisoners or slavos, sacrificed to the manes of some chief. The search is to be continued, in the hope of finding the remains of the chief, or the rest

Literary Intelligence. of the bones of the victims. ERSKINE'S REJOINDER.

The Laird of Logan; or Wit of the West. By Jolia

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And good alike at pun or flaw,

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8vo. 10s. 6d. Was stepping forth from out his coach, Just at the Chancery Cuurt's approach,

Plantagenet; a Novel. 3 vols. post 8mo. 11, 113. 61. When his well-stored, close-mouthed, blue bag

Horse Shoe Robinson. By J. P. Kennedy. 3 vols. post

8vo. 278. Was noticed by a would-be wag, Who pertly cried—“ What have we here?

Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who lived abou! Old clothes, friend Muses,—that is clear."

the Time of Sbakspeare, with Notes. By Charles Lamb.

2 vols. fcp. 14s. Erskine the witling thus refutes : “Not old clothes, blockhead, but new suits.

Stories of Strange Lands. By Mrs. Lee. 8vo. 158.

Ernest Campbell. By John Anslie, Esq. 3 vols. pus!

8vo. 11. 11s. 60. “We must speak by the card."--Haml t."

Cortes; or the Fall of Mexico. By Dr. Bird, Author

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mals; being the 7th Bridgewater Treatise. 2 vols. 8vo. As Malibran dug, in Fidelio, the grave;

11. 108. " What's she like?” said the card-lover, full of his Works of the Rev. R. Watson. Vol. IV. (being Vol. trade,

III. of his Sermons.) 8vo. 88. 6d. Why she looks like the Queen of Hearts playing a The History of the Assassins. Translated from the Spade.”

German, by Dr. O. C. Wood. post 8vo. 7s. 6d. Original Anecdote of Murat.-When this eminent ca Valpy's History of England, Illustrated. Vol. XVI. valry officer commanded the horse of Napoleon, such was Being the Third Vol. of the Continuation of Smolleti's his strict altention to theatrical effect in his appearance, History. By the Rev. T. S. Hughes. 58. that after the battle of Wagram, when the French had Pope's Works, Illustrated, Vol. III. with Notes, &c. been fighting three days and two nights, and when the By Rev. Dr. Croly. 58. wounded were broughi into the temporary hospital to Paley's Theology. By Lord Brougham. Vol. 1. &c. have their limbs amputated, &c. there sat, in the midst cond Edition. 8vo. 8s. of this scene of surgical operation, suffering, and groans, Hayley's Life of Cowper, complete in 1 vol. 8vo. 12s. Vurat on a stool, curling the long hair, which he always Bosworth Field; a Novel. 3 vols. post Svo. 31s. 6d.

A COMPARISON.

We continue from Fraser's Magazine, the lite- meeting next year, will be held at Bristol, which rary portraits, for which that journal has become was first in sending an invitation. Professor so celebrated, by causing the insertion of an out Hamilton was knighted by Lord Mulgrave, the line of the French portrait of Beranger; others Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, on which occasion are in preparation for November and December. he delivered the following speech:

In the second article, on the the Memoirs of 666 Professor Hamilton,-This is an exercise of Sir James Mackintosh, (erroneously credited in one of those prerogatives of royalty, of which I the text to Fraser,) from the London Quarterly self: most in unison, I feel assured, with the

am here the representative, most grateful to myReview, the reader, while he is gratified with the

wishes of that gracious sovereign, on whose beperusal of the facts, cannot fail to observe a tinge half I act: most in accordance, I am equally perof party politics casting a shade upon the charac- suaded, with the unanimous opinions of that enter of Mackintosh, which is unworthy of the re

lightened people, for whose benefit all power is

entrusted. This act does not so much confer view; we have published it as the best, on the distinction, as place the royal, and therefore nawhole, that has yet fallen under our notice ; and, tional, stamp upon that distinction, which has as the life is a most interesting one, shall perhaps already been acquired by personal qualifications find occasion to select a review of an impartial it is with the highest pleasure I now announce to

and individual exertions. On all these grounds, or opposite character.

you my present intention, more particularly in Mrs. Hemans occupies a prominent space in connection with this occasion, where you fill a many of the English periodicals : more than one high official situation in that association, as memarticle will be found in our pages having that dis- bers of which we are here now congregated: those tinguished poetess for a theme : the “Recollec- social ties, who are nevertheless drawn together

foreigners by birth, strangers to each other in tions" of her, are highly pleasing : exhibiting her by the irresistible attraction of mutual enlightenin a most amiable light. The “ Long Engage- ment: it is from this brotherhood of knowledge, ment,” from the London Metropolitan, may be that, as Ireland's viceroy, I step forward to claim safely commended to the perusal of the ladies.

you as her own, and to appropriate to the land of

your birth your distinguished reputation; and this Captain Marryatt is as cheerful as usual: one of Í do, sir, because apart from every other conthe best drunken scenes on record, will be found sideration, I recognise in the expansion of inin the "continued” Diary of a Blasé. Plack- tellect and the developement of science, the surest

sources of the eternal triumph of truth.?" wood's article on Willis's Poems shows too much

“ The professor then knelt down; Lord Mulgrave rancour against Barry Cornwall; the same spirit took the sword, and placing it upon the professor's was exbibited against him as the author of the shoulder, said, “I Ireland's viceroy, bid you rise, life of Kean, leading us to fear that personal Sir William John Hamilton.” pique, rather than literary justice, is the object ; splendid dinner. The toasting and speeches on

“At seven o'clock the company sat down to a the article is just to Mr. Willis.

the occasion were much after the established Near the close of the present number we have fashion, and to report them fully would occupy thrown together a variety of interesting matters more space than the readers of a literary journal such as our “table” accumulates every month, would willingly have so occupied.' but for which we rarely find sufficient space ; we It would be out of our power to follow the procommend them to the reader as affording a bird's ceedings of the several sections or divisions into ye view of affairs not noticed generally in other which the association was divided ; in these, American journals.

scientific papers were read by the members on The topic of greatest interest during August various topics of greater or less interest; a few of among the scientific and literary in England, the most interesting particulars, such as we have was the meeting of the British Association for

space for, may be appropriately here inserted. the promotion of Science, held this year at Dub

“Mr. Ettrick read an account of certain improvelin, where hospitality and feasting have been so ments in steam-engines, for rendering available bountifully dispensed to the visiters, that business the steam of high pressure boilers, which is below was with difficulty accomplished; every practica- the pressure of the atmosphere, by permitting the ble accommodation was afforded for lodging, sphere, and the steam of low pressure to pass off

high pressure steam to pass off into the atmofeasting, feeding, and amusing the strangers. All into a condenser by a secondary slide. He also this is supposed to detract from the prospects of gave a report of certain improvements in securing the Association, and to retard its movements:

The seams of boilers, by longitudinal, instead of potwithstanding which, the best feeling continues the present circular, clenches. He also described

a machine for drilling boiler plates, as rapidly as lo pervade the meetings, and great confidence they can be punched by the punching machine. exists that benefits will result. The ensuing He also gave an account of certain improvements

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in the astronomical clock, which could not sell - With regard to the phrenological examination be explained without the aid of diagrams. of the skolls of Swit and his (?) Stella-first in

* Mr. Cheverton read a paper on mechanical the medical section, and again at a meeting of the sculpture, or the produetion of busts and other pbrenological society held on Monday evening in works of art by machinery, and illostrated the Sackville street-wé bare only time at present to subject by specimens of busts, and a statue in state, that in the Dean's head the hemispberes ivory, which were laid on the table. They were were symmetrical. beautifully executed, and excited universal admi -The developement was extraordinary, and ration. The machine, like many others, produces much at issue with the knowo character; but the its results through the medium of a model, to pbrenologist explained this to proceed from disgovern its movements, but it has this peculiarity, ease. thai the copy which it makes of the original may “It is worthy of remark, that, at the age of be of a size reduced in any proportion, and that twenty-one years, Swift had giddiness and deafit is enabled to effect this result, not merely on ness, which he attributed to eating fruit; but surfaces such as bas-reliefs, but in the round which, at the post mortem examination, proved figure, such as busts and statues.

to be water on ibe brain. "Lieutenant Denham, R.N., made some observa “ These skulls were found in altering the tions on the vibratory effects of rail-roads; and a vaults; the coffins were shifted; sereral were long discussion ensued between Dr. Lardner and there in the vault; and the dean allowed Dr. Mr. Vignolles on the disadvantages arising from Houston to take the Dean's skull and Stella's for acclivities in rail-roads. The arguments on both examination, under an express pledge of their sides were very strong, and the opinions of the being restored after the enquiry. section greatly divided; but the majority seemed "We had almost forgotten poor Stella's deveto agree with Mr. Vignolles, that slight acclivities lopement. Her skull is rather large, but a very are not so injurious as has been commonly sup- fine one. The highest developements are of beposed. It is probable that the controversy will be nevolence, firmness, and conscientiousness; and renewed in another form.

a nativeness is large; combativeness, large; de“ Professor Slevelly described a new self-re- structiveness, very large; cautionsness, large ; gistering barometer.

love of approbation, very large; and wit, rather “ Two of the subjects brought forward in the large.” anatomy and medicine section (5), which section, In one of the speeches from the chair, Mr. by the by, was one of the most active and efficient Harcourt gare a view of the finances of the asof the meeting, possess much public interest. We allude to the exhibition by Mr. Snow Harris, of sociation, which are in a very prosperous state, Plymouth, of the bones of the lame hip-joint of and said :the late lamented Charles Mathews; and to the " It had been resolved that abstracts of the papers no less extraordinary disinterment, from St. Pat- read before the general sections should be prerick's Cathedral, and exhibition of the skulls of sented to the Philosophical Magazine, a monthly Dean Swist and the celebrated Stella, (Mrs. John- publication, and the Edinburgh Philosophical ston.) How far science can be promoted by such Journal, a quarterly publication. Mr. Harcourt spectacles we cannot tell; but, allowing for every went on to read the names of the individuals ap apology made for them, we cannot but consider pointed as officers for the year. Treasurer, Mr. them to be repugnant' to the best feelings of John Taylor ; General Secretaries, Mr. V. Harhuman nature. In ourselves, the bare mention of court and Mr. Baily; Assistant General Secretary, the exposure of the partial skeleton of our great Professor Phillips; Secretaries, Dr. Turner and comic favourite and friend, while yet "festering Mr. Yates. in his shroud,” excited a degree of pain and dis “Mr. Taylor, the treasurer, next gave a statetress which no settlement of a point of anatomical ment of the funds of the society. With respect or medical curiosity could qualify. Whether the to the pecuniary asfairs of the association he shortening of his limb was caused by fracture, or would give the meeting the general result. On by the rare disease called Morbus core senilis, the 30th of July last there was cash in the treainduced by the fall from his gig, might well have surer's hands to the amount of 5091., in the stocks, been left unexplored; and, at all events, if the 22611. 3 per cents, and unsold copies of works, enquiry had been made, it ought to have been about 5601. In Dublin the treasurer had received made in private, and the result alone communi- from 1228 subscribers, in subscriptions and com cated to such of the profession as it could interest positions, 17501., together with an additional sum and guide. But to make a common show of poor of 941. for books sold, making the total amount Mathews's mutilated limb, whilst yet ils living 52141. The expenses and sums due by the assoeffect upon the laughing stage had departed from ciation were probably 10001., leaving a clear prothe general gaze only a few brief hours, was, we perty of 42111. li might be pleasing to thethink, in very bad 'taste, and very inconsistent audience to state, that the receipts of the precedwith the decent observance of respect for the ing year in Edinburgh were 16261., while in Dubdead.

lin ihey amounted to 17501. It was also very “We have reason to believe that opinions con- gratifying to be able to state, that grants for the curred in attributing Mathews's sufferings for so advancement of science, of 17001., had been placed

period to the disease above mentioned ; the this year at the disposal of the committee.. :: thigh-bone having no appearance of

1 broken and re-united.

THE MUSEUM.

OCTOBER, 1835.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

1. Pierre Jean de Beranger, with a portrait.

Fraser's Magazine.

345 2. Memoirs of the Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir James Mackintosh. Edited by his son.

London Quarterly Review. * ib. 3. Personal Recollections of the late Mrs. Hemans.No. III.

London Athen@um.

364 4. Pneumatic Railway.

London Literary Gazette. 368 5. The Long Engagement. By Mrs. Abdy.

London Metropolitan. 370 6. The Last Lay of the Season. By Miss Agnes Alicia *****,

London Court Journal. 383 7. Philosophy of Manufactures.

Edinburgh Review.

384 8. An Attempt to ascend Chimborazo. By J. B. Bous

singault. In a Letter addressed to Alexander Von
Humboldt.

Edinburgh New Phil. Jour. 392 9. Vesper Hymn.

London Metropolitan. 398 10. Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who lived

about the time of Shakspeare. By Charles Lamb.
A new edition.

London Examiner.

ib. 11. Le Roy D'Yvetot. From De Beranger.

London Metropolitan.

399 12. Willis's Poems.

Blackwool's Magazine. 400 13. The Last Essays of Elia.

London Quarterly Review. 405 14. Sabbath Sonnet. Composed by Mrs. Hemans, a few

days before her death, and dedicated to her Brother. Blackwood's Magazine. 414 15. Diary of a Blasé. By the Author of Peter Simple, Jacob Faithful, &c. Continued from

p.

312. London Metropolitan. ib. 16. Personal Recollections of the late Charles Mathews. London Court Journal. 419 17. William Cobbett.

New Monthly Magazine. 423 15. The Fudges in England. By Thomas Brown the Younger.

London Literary Gazette. 424 19. The Adventures of Japhet in Search of a Father. By

the Author of Peter Simple, Jacob Faithful, &c. London Metropolitan. 425 20. On the Character of Mrs. Hemans's Writings. New Monthly Magazine. 430 21. Sad Things. Ey R. R. Madden.

London Court Journal. 435 22. Halley's Comet.

London Literary Gazette. ib. 23. Tender Mercies.

New Monthly Magazine. 437 24. The Library. By Mrs. Abdy.

London Metropolitan.

ib. 25. A Parallel of Shakspeare and Scott.

London Atheneum.

438

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CRITICAL NOTICES.

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440 ib.

441 ib. ib.

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ib. 442 443

NOTABILIA. 35. Northern Expedition.- The Chameleon.—Alarming Intelligence.—Literary An

tiquities.—Railways.—Mr. Banim's Benefit.—Edinburgh Review and Mrs. Butler's Journal.—Matthews's Library.-Duel.-Menagerie Eloquence.--Mrs. Somerville.-Elevation Extraordinary.-A New Way of Applauding a Public Speaker.- Tarling's Metallic Ink.- Lord and Lady King.-Musical Taste.Sandwich Islands.-A Relic.-Dupuytren's Professorship.-Purchase from the Caffres.-British Scientific Association.-A Queer Wound.-An English Whim.-Singular Incident.—Mr. Campbell in Paris.-Savings Banks.

Mice.--Infernal Machine.—The Vessel Fish.—Manufacture of Porcelain. 444 36. LITERARY CHIT-CHAT.–From all the Magazines. 37. LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.—List of New Publications.-Works in Progress.

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