網頁圖片
PDF
ePub 版

Shall I desert this tranquil sphere,

heroes, the sages, the wits, and the beauties of And seek the trifling crowd instead ?

their native land into existence, and shed such a When o'er these volumes I have hung

charm over every scene, and gave such life to all, A few absorbing hours, I then

that the longest pight seems short in their comWith spirits braced, and nerves new strung, pany. Their chief, nay, their humblest characCan gu among my fellow men.

ters, are to us creatures of flesh and blood, of Secure that if ordained to meet

sentiment and of soul; we cannot regard them as With disappointment, care, or pain,

unembodied and unsubstantial; yet, in our mind, I soon can seek my still retreat,

there is a difference between the characters proAnd greet my silent friends again.

duced by Scott and Shakspeare. We speak but

of our own sensations. The characters of the Nay, smile not at my warmth–I deem

former seem so real that we number them amongst My loved pursuits of better worth Than pleasure's spell, ambition's dream,

our acquaintance. On the banks of the Liddel The praise of man, the pomps of earth.

we look for Andrew Dinmont; as we pass through

Glasgow we peep into the salt market, with the Oh! would that all who own their ties

hope of meeting Bailie Jarvie; and when we visit The glittering thraldom could resign,

Aberdeen, we expect to meet Dugald Dalgetty by And learn to cherish and to prize Such calm and peaceful joys as mine.

the way. The characters of the latter seldom awaken such lively expectations, -and why? They are more poetical; they are purified more

from the realities of life, and rise above ordinary From the London Athenæum. sympathies. The drama, or at least poetry, reA Parallel of Shakspeare and Scott ; being the quires this; prose is of a lower order, and Scott substance of three lectures on the kindred na- think of the heroes and heroines of Shakspeare

moulded his characters accordingly. We never ture of their genius. London: Whittaker & but as creatures raised by imagination, from slenCo.

der materials furnished by nature; we can scarcely Shakspeare and Scott are two of our chief bene-believe that beings so fair and so blameless as factors; they have diffused happiness and delight Imogen and Juliet could have existed, but we have among ten thousand thousand firesides. They seen something like Julia Mannering and Diana ! are always fresh, and ever new, and we welcome Vernon, and we imagine Sir Walter saw the them in the twentieth reading as we welcome the rest. summer sun which brings ihe same light and Though we perceive this difference between warmth to our old age as it did to our youth. the creations of Shakspeare and Scott, we have They have peopled our fancies and memories no wish to say, that because the latter refused to with creatures more bright and natural than any go to work like the former, he committed an error; other workers in “ the art unteachable, untaught; on the contrary, we regard it as a great exceland, amid all the discoveries and inventions of lence. We once heard Coleridge assert, that science-viz: flowered muslin, damasked silk, while Shakspeare drew all his characters from and tenpenny nails, manufactured by strength of man in his unsophisticated nature, Scott was steam-statues hewn by machinery-ships im- content to manufacture his from the callings and pelled against wind and tide by fire-men walk- pursuits of life. This, we thought then, and ing on the bottom of the sea, and women flying think still, was unjust: not that the remark is in the air—the inventions of Shakspeare and Scott without truth; but our language and sentiments are still the most wonderful, the most delightful, are coloured by our condition; a soldier is distin-we had almost said, the most useful. Watt

, guished not only by his look, but by his language, Arkwright, Fulton, Rennie, Telford, with the from a lawyer; the manners of a rustic are whole tribe of scientific benefactors, to whom be not those of a courtier: we need not multiply all honour, have smoothed our roads, shortened instances; it is enough that the characters of the our journeys, brought distant lands to our door, great novelist are natural and unborrowed. clothed us in purple and scarlet and fine-twined The taste of Scott was that of his times; the linen, at little cost; in short, have indulged us taste of Shakspeare was that of his times also: with the grosser realities of existence to overflow- they both wrote for the world; they walked the ing; but it required minds of a higher order to way they found the world walking; they made pamper and feed the imagination: for this Shak- no attempt to form new schools, and yet they are speare and Scott had to make and create; and as founders in the truest sense of the word. They creators and makers, they are entitled to rank both loved home subjects, and delighted in worsabove all the mere discoverers that have flour- ing up the ordinary occurrences of life or history, ished between the days of Jason and John Ross. in a spirit and shape at once natural and national.

The little work before us is much to our taste; It was the fault of Shakspeare's age to overrate we are on the author's side in almost all his opin- rank and high descent, and to regard all as." base, ions, and have long felt, that in command of human common, and popular, beneath the condition of character, the magicians of the north and south a gentleman. "It was the glory of Scott's day to have a strong resemblance. They were both honour man as God made him ; to think with great imitators, but not copyists. They ransack- Burns, “a man 's a man for a' that,” and to look ed written history and oral legend for plots, for with respect and affection on the humble children incidents, for sayings, and for hints. They breath of the cottage. To this difference we owe the ed life and feeling into the dead, and recalled the pie-coated fools and heroes of Eastcheap, and the

utter absence of the bold yeomen of England in “ Nor is this sort of spontaneous metempsychosis conthe southern poet; and the presence of the Din- fined to the moral condition of man, and his relations to monts, the Headrigs, and the Ochiltrees, in the external things; we may observe the exercise of the same novels of the bard of the north. Both poets were many, or rather every-sidedness, in relation to things men of large soul and wide sympathy ; but, were

themselves,—the same fitness, propriety, and verisimili. we to account for this difference by supposing that tude; and circumstances and scenes are ever as much Scott had more of those qualities than Shakspeare, them. If this be conceded for Shakspeare—and I supwe should say more than we feel; yet it is not

pose we can bespeak nothing for his genius that will not the less true, that our national dramatist has fail- be conceded--it'is only necessary to call-to mind such ed to give a faithful picture of social English life scenes in the most popular works of Scott as are preas it was in his day; he was more of a courtier, sented in Old Mortality,'.· Marmion,' • Ivanhoe,' and we fear, than Scott, and though a striker of_deer indeed any other. Or, to be more particular, take fur himself, he had no hearty love for "Hob, Dick, example the magnificent opening of The Talisman'and Hick, with clubs and clouted shoon,” his the graphic scene in the desert, and the single combat of country companions.

the two heroes of the tale. Or the escape of Sir Arthur Shakspeare and Scott resemble each other too Wardour and his daughter from the sea, and ascent from in never exhausting either subject or character, the cliffs, in "The Antiquary;' or the more familiar but and in the full command they hold over both spirited scene in the clock-smith's shop in Fleet street, in

the commencement of the • Fortunes of Nigel;' or the That monster of wit, Falstaff, is evidently killed tragic end of the poor usurer Trapbois, in the same tale ; by his maker out of mere wantonness, and not be- or any other of those living pictures in which the actors, canse he was exhausted, for some of his latest and the natural accompaniments, harmonise with the sallies are his best : and we know that the author features of surrounding objects, like all the parts of the had to bridle in and restrain himself, both in finest performances of the sister art. Ochiltree and Dalgetty, lest their humours should “ But the best test of this power of delineating the overwhelm their companion characters. Their thoughts, actions, and passions, of human nature, in their handling, too, is in the easiest and happiest man- various phases, is, as I have before hinted, to be found in per imaginable; nor is their sense of propriety the manner in which the same passions, the same virtues less visible than their ease; all is in its right

or vices, are made to operate differently in different perplace; nothing is out of keeping, and the unity of character, situation in life, or other ruling circumstance.

sons, according to their several constitutional castes of their performances is wonderful, since they seem Take, for instance, in Scott, his various modifications of not to have studied it. But a man who follows religious enthusiasm. In Beaumanoir, the rigid adhe. nature will seldom break rules, for rules came sion to prescribed forms, the devotion to the preservation from nature; a truth acknowledged by Walpole, of the privileges of his order;' a bigotry grounded in when he said, Gil Morice observed all the rules selfishness and constitutional soundness of heart. In the of Horace, but in such a way as showed that the Abhot Eustace, the same objects operating with warm writer had never heard of either Horace or his and kindly affections. The religious enthusiasm of Da. rules.

vid Deans again, is homely, steadfast, and patient in sufOf the three lectures which compose this vo- fering. In Balfour, selfish, superstitious, and brutal. lume, we like the first most ; in it the author points But we have in that chef d'euvre of Scott

, the tale of out the chief characteristics of the genius of Scott, old Mortality,' in illustration of this test of universality, and how they assimilated or contrasted with a whole tribe of fanatics, in which the same general feathose of Shakspeare; we can afford room for but colouring that makes each a distinct and perfect portrait ;

tures are preserved with an individuality of form and a small portion of his interesting enquiry :

and the whole together, one of the finest exemplifications

of the crimes and follies of men, who mistake the vain " One of the chief attributes of the genius of Shak. workings of their own imaginations, and the impulse of speare, and that which has always been allowed him, thefr own selfish passions, for the dictates of the divine under some mode of expression or another, is his uni. spirit. The maniac Mucklewrath, the savage Burley, versality. This term is of so comprehensive a nature, the gentle but energetic Macbriar; after these come the that you will, perhaps, be startlod at my claiming the shallow and wordy Kettledrummle, and the prudent and same excellence for Scott. I mean to express by it—the conforming Poundtext: not to mention the well-imagined power of identifying himself with every kind and condi. dogged ignorance of Mause, and the easy faith of Cuddie tion of existence.

Headrig, whose religion rests upon the means of a com" This felicitous power of the mind has been the theme fortable subsistence, and deals rather in the realities of of panegyric with all the writers on Shakspeare, and in life, than the abstract question of doctrine and church it we recognise the great charm of Scott's productions. government. In all these we recognise a certain indi. Its great characteristic is fitness, and to its exercise we viduality which make them species of the same genus; owe the admirable impersonations of both our authors : and all drawn with a correctness and force that is truly the splendid procession of princes, nobles, simple citizens wonderful. and peasants, with all their general and particular attri. “ Take again, for instance, his exemplifications of loybates, each clothed in his proper garb, and each speaking alty. I mean, by loyalty, a steady adherence to persons the sentiments of his kind. Nor is this vivid and distinct and opinions, regardless of the accidents of fortune; a representation confined to vague generalities or generic virtue, so various in its character, as to seem in some distinctions; it deals equally with individual features and cases like mere animal instinct; in others, a principle specific differences—such as are to be found in the moral, rising to the highest pitch of moral excellence. In Flora as in the natural world.

Mac Ivor, or Kenneth, or Sir Henry Lee, high-minded, "In this general sympathy with man in all his natural disinterested, secret and valiant. In Leicester and Var. and social relations, we recognise the very essence of the ney, base and selfish. In Caleb Balderstone, a warm dramatic character; and how it can be said that the ge. and heartful, but almost brute impulse. In Andrew nius of Scott is not dramatic, I cannot divine. His ro. Fairservice, mercenary, cowardly and loose. In Dal. mances are dramas in every thing but the precise form. I getty, crafty, calculating, and easily transferable. In

Wamba, (that prince of jesters,) fearless and romantic, rooms, or tries to describe rural manners, he is tame and and suiting the character of one of Scott's happiest mawkish. Lastly, the followers of Walter Scott have creations. To all these you will find no parallel in our explored successfully the riches of their own national literature but in the writings of Shakspeare, who has, history, and have produced Lales of romantic and anti. with the same power of aniversal sympathy, and the same quarian interest, inferior only to those of the great ori. discrimination, shadowed forth his living portraitures, ginal. different and yet the same.

Passing over the novel of mere adventure, and turning "Akin to what I have called the universality of Scott, away from the night-marc fancies of what may be called which makes him, like Shakspeare, always at home, from the guillotine school, we have yet to notice a sub-genus the cottage to the throne, is his genius of appropriation. of French novel writing, of which Edward Corbiere bas The happy use of the scattered materials of history and been an industrious illustrator : this is the novel of naval tradition, and of the popular poetry and superstitions of life. How far the resemblances held forth in these works his day. * of the obligations of Shakspeare to co- are true to their originals, we are not enabled from per. temporary literature, and of the freedom with which he sonal experience to decide; but we have very generally seized upon every thing that turned to his own purpose, missed in them that rich and racy individuality, which few persons can have any conception, who have not inade still gives us confidence in the pencilling of Smollet, and themselves a little conversant with the labours of his nu. which is the charm of the dramatis personæ of Glassmerous commentators. Whole passages from the chron. cock, Marryatt, and others of our own naval writers. icles, tales, songs, and popular works of the day, can be The sailors of the French novelists have, to our appretraced to their several sources; and much of the most hension, the effect of caricatures, or rather of extrava. admired dialogue of his most impassioned scenes, is a ganzas, that may excite a smile, but beget no faith, and literal transcript from those authorities.

therefore sustain no attention. " To this power of appropriation we owe many of the It appears from the opening chapter of the novel be. beauties and excellences of both our authors."

fore us, that the author has incurred reproach for the All that we intended to do when we took up and he informs us, that, being desirous to steer clear (the

coarseness and savagery of his former representations : this volume, was to recommend it to our readers, phrase is germain to the matter) of that fault, he has after having transcribed one or two of its happiest now attempted the more courteous, refined, and educated passages as a specimen. We have exceeded this heroes of the modern quarter-deck. Notwithstanding, --and we are only prevented from doing more, however, that Mons. Corbiere describes himself in his from a feeling that we shall have an opportunity title-page as of Brest, we should be tempted to doubt of of discussing the matter more fully, when the his having had any very close insight into the lives and promised life of Scott comes before us.

sentiments of sea-going men. The trails wbich he puts forth are of the most general description, and might as well be guessed à priori, as collected from observation.

Like every other seaman of French romance, Stephane, Critical Lotices.

the hero of “ The Prisoner of War," is a monster of uncalculating and daring courage; his exploits are all

gigantically impossible, and his escapes more than mira. The Prisoner of War, a Novel Romance, by Edward culous: insomuch, that the writer appears to be aiming at

Corbiere, of Brest.—(Le Prisonnier de Guerre g-c.] a compensation for the national ill-luck on the watery Paris : Victor Magen. London: Bossange & Co. element, by a display of individual and exceptional supe

riority. We regret to say, that " The Prisoner of War" Literary fiction, like every thing else in France, has is not calculated to do more than simply amuse; there is yielded to the pressure of the revolution. Before that no stirring interest, no such delineations of character, of period, all human existence seemed to be concentrated of passion, as are necessary to give a permanent value to upon the court and capital, and if beyond that circle works of imagination.— Atheneum. there was any thing to describe, there was at least a universal opinion, that there was nothing worth de. scription. Accordingly, one species of novel alone was cultivated, which consisted in representations of the corruption of Parisian life, and the vices of the aristocracy,

Memorials of the Sea, by the Rev. W. Scoresby,

B. D. and of all those who came within their influence. Love, degraded into intrigue, cold, heartless, and passionless, The writer has claims upon our attention ; but this was the alpha and omega of the system; and nature, not volume is, we regret to say, made up of a few fragments expressly excluded, was simply unknown.

from his journals, with a great deal of small philosophy The revolution, in sweeping away the race of petite and very questionable religious doctrine. One direct maitres, and marquis à talons rouges, destroyed also the object seems to have been, to recommend the observance taste for the novels of Louis XV's. reign. Crebillon, Ma- of the Sabbath, by proving that it is profitable ; and acrivaux, and Marmontel, (for the moral tales of the latter, cordingly a sort of debtor and creditor account of expe. however different in some respects, are still fundamentally riences is kept to show, that what was lost by such obof the same school,) became as obsolete as Rabelais, and servance, has been always more than compensated for. the Moyen de Parvenir. Under the empire, a new state Surcly this is a most degrading way of considering the of society presented a new sphere for fictitious narrative; subject, and it further, and almost necessarily, leads the for mankind were then acting upon new views and new author to discuss the question of a particular providence interests. But still the scene was confined to Paris, for with offensive presumption. We must, too, enter our the interior of provincial life as yet afforded nothing protest against such accounts as are here given of his inwhich, to the ignorance and superciliousness of the Pa. terviews with Captain Stewart, (whose horrible murder of risian reader, could be rendered piquant in the delinea- his crew will yet be fresh in the menudry of our readers). tion.

It is insulting to common sense, and doing religion anThen came Paul de Koch, whose success arose from worthy wrong, to say that “the reflections and the devo. his exquisite delincations of a particular nature. In his tions" of this convicted madman might "read a power. pictures of badauds and grisettes, his fidelity and humour ful and profitable lesson to many, who are already

matchless ; though, whenever he strays into drawing esteemed wise among Christians." --Ibid.

Character of Lord Bacon; his Life and Works. By 1 of its wonderful details, we strongly recommend this

Thomas Martin, Barrister at Law. Maxwell. work. It should be read in schools. This little volume has pleased us extremely. It is a collection of personal notices illustrative of the character A Twelvemonth's Residence in the West Indies during of Bacon, made from his letters, and woven, together the Transition of Slavery to Apprenticeship. By B. R. with a popular account of his principal works, into a Madden, M.D. 2 vols. [Republished by Carey, Lca brief yet impressive narrative of his life. It is a highly and Blanchard.) interesting, able, and successful effort. Its criticism is

There is as much amusement, and information also, in invariably pleasing and scholarlike; while its selections these two volumes, as could have been spun into three, from the correspondence present a series of such pro had the ordinary book-making system been followed; but found truths, as would be looked for in vain in any other Dr. Madden has done well and wisely in concentrating, autobiography. “Such letters as are written from wise and thus making every page tell something that we like, men are of all the words of man,.in my judgment, the or something that we ought, to know. Doctor Madden best; for they are more natural than orations and public went out as one of the stipendiary magistrates, and conspeeches, and more advised than conferences or present sequently bad great opporiunities of observing the effects speeches. They are the best instructions for history, and, produced by the transition from slavery to apprenticeto a diligent reader, the best histories in theinselves.” | ship amongst the negroes. His opinion most decidedly This was Lord Bacon's own opinion. In himself, the is, that immediate emancipation would produce better re. wisest of men, it has found its most forcible illustration. sults than the present system of apprenticeship; he does -Examiner

not appear so averse to apprenticeship if it were, or were

likely to be, carricd into effcct fully, fairly, and in its Standard French works. Souvenirs, Impressions, Pen- genuine spirit; but he assigns various reasons why this

sées et Paysages pendant un Voyage en Orient, (1832– has not been, and cannot (under existing circumstances) 1833,) ou Notes d'un Voyageur. Vol. II. Par M. be the case. He desires that total abolition and payment Alphonse de Lamartine, Membre de l'Académie Fran. of compensation money should be simultaneous. It is çaise. En deux volumes. Edward Churton, Holles not easy to glean from these voluines facts whereon those street; J. B. Bailliere, 219, Regent street.

who are interested in the question can only form their

own opinion, for people cannot be expected to relinquish This volume completes De Lamartine's Travels in the or exchange property upon the opinion of others; but to East, which were commenced in the first one. This the generality of readers the - Residence” is no less gifted French traveller has seen every thing with the cye interesting on this account. The sketches of living, manof a poet, and not the less clearly on that account. Not.

ners are vivid and picturesque: the original negro letters withstanding the glowing ardour of his expressions, his inimitable. The specimens of negro oratory quite descriptions give us as faithful impressions as do those of unique; indeed, we know of nothing more original than the merest matter-of-fact writer, who ever measured dis. Mathews's cunning speech, commencingtances, and chronicled the variations of a thermometer. There is some very heterodox, and, to an Englishman, like a good neger, and a perfect Christian on Salisbury

“Well, Massa, since de day me born, me always live unpalatable policy propounded, as regards the falling

plain." Turkish empire. We welcome this undertaking heart. ily, as it will serve to strengthen the literary communion between ourselves and the French, and this mutual knowledge of our talents will increase mutual respect,

SUBMARINE RESEARCH. and, consequently, mutual good understanding. Mr. A visit to the bottom of the “deep, deep sea," and a Churton could not have selected a better work wherewith voyage through the realms of air, would seem likely to to commence his laudable undertaking, in which, for become as easy of accomplishment, by means of Deane's many reasons, we wish that he may find general patron diving apparatus and the aerial ship, as a trip to France age, and an encouraging success.

by steain.

Mr. Deane, the inventor of the diving apparatus, has Geology in 1835, a Popular Sketch of the Progress, lead- opened an exhibition at that focus of sights, 209 Regent

ing Features, and latest Discoveries of this rising street, of some of the various spoils that he has rescued Science. By John Lawrence. Simpkin, Marshall from Neptune's kingdom, together with his diving dress

and and Co., London.

apparatus. The room is lined with pictures, show.

ing the different operations he has carried on under This is but a small book, but very precious, from the water, and the simple machinery by which he is enabled condensed richness of its contents. We never before saw to effect them; and the sides of the floor, made to repre. the whole scheme of modern geology so luminously and sent the bed of the ocean, are strewed with the fragments elegantly exemplified. There is as little of technical of wrecks. The only valuable trophy exhibited is one of jargon in it as may be, yet it is highly scientific as well the brass guns, a four-and-twenty pounder, brought up as beautifully written. On those points in which the by Mr. Deane from the wreck of the Royal George, lying author differs from Mr. Lyell, he is temperate and argu- in seventy-two feet of water. Mr. Deane has not only mentative, and we are inclined to think him in the right. recovered anchors and cargoes of sunken ships, but he Whether our beautiful planet came into the state we now has succeeded in raising a foundered vessel (the sloop sce it, by the long wearing effects of causes operating Endeavour), which has since been repaired fit for sea. gradually and certainly under our immediate observation, The utility of the apparatus in enabling architects and or whether it was produced by an instantaneous and engineers personally to inspect the foundations of piers, general convulsion, we have neither the limits, and, we docks, &c., and to effect slight repairs under water with candidly confess, the geological skill to determine. We perfect ease and safety, is evident. It must entirely incline to the latter opinion. But we believe that the supersede the diving bell; indeed, it is a diving bell for question will not be satisfactorily determined until this the head. still infant science has attained the strength and activity Mr. Deane, who attends the exhibition, says that he of adolescence. To all who may wista to acquire a short feels no inconvenience when under water: he is well cat, a right royal road to the full understanding of the wrapped in flannel underneath a waterproof dress, and principles and the ends of gcology, with very many too is protected from the pressure of the water on the chest

OCTOBER, 1835–56

VOL. XXVII.

442

SALT'S EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES-POLITICAL CARICATURES. by a stiff belt; so that he feels neither cold nor difficulty 722. A Græco-Egyptian mummy, 41. 108. Mr. Petti. of breathing. The light under water is of a greenish grew. hazy hue, and sufficient to see a few feet round. At first 723. A wooden sarcophagus, 101. 108. Mr. Pettigrew. he carried a lantern, which was supplied with air from 764. A solid silver statue of Jupiter Ammon, eight that which he had respired; but he has since dispensed and a half inches high, 105. Mr. Hawkins. with it, and the foul air escapes round the shoulders of 822. A papyrus from Thebes, in Hieratic characters, the helmet. The air-pump is in a vessel above, to which 121. 12s. Mr. Payne. is attached a rope or wooden ladder, and a guide-rope to 827, 828. Two rolls of papyrus from Thebes; and 829, prevent the diver from wandering too far away. He as a perfect papyrus in Hieratic character, beautifully cends and descends through the surrounding water with figured in black, 911. Mr. Fentall. the same ease as above ground. This apparatus might 838. A statue kneeling, in basalt, thirteen inches high, be employed with great advantage in the pearl fishery, from the temple of Bubastes, in Lower Egypt, 60l. Sir coral and rare shells inight he procured ad libitum. The C. Greville. diver's occupation is noi gone, but only agreeably facili. 839. The bust of a colossal statue of Rameses the tated.

Great, in hard calcarcous stone, 1001. Mr. Hawkins.

852. The mummy of a royal personage, in two cases,

a very fine specimen, 3201. 58. Mr. Hawkins. SALT'S EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES. 921. A painted box, with hieroglypbics on the cover, Messrs. Sotheby's nine days' sale of these interesting 201. 58.— Thebes. Lord Prudhoe. remains, which ended on Wednesday, having naturally 954. A Greek epistolary papyrus, 35l.-Memphis. attracted the attention of scholars, antiquaries, and the Mr. Hawkins. public in general, we have made a point of copying a 1078. A small figure of a monkey, partly engraved, few of the most striking articles from the catalogue, with partly covered with gold, 41.- Thebes. Mr. Rogers. their prices and destination.

1084. A mirror of mixed material, with an ebony han. Lot 23. A stalue of Osiris, with a roll of papyrus at dle, in bas relief, 291.—Memphis. Lord Prudhoe. the back, 21. 28.

1125. A Græco-Egyptian male mummy, 271. Mr. 60. A necklace of thirty-nine large heads of bright blue Steevens. porcelain, fastened with gold, 141. 108.—Thebes. Mr. 1169. Mummy of a dancing girl, 281. 58. Mr. Haw. Hawkins, (who bought throughout for the British kins. Museum.)

£ 8. d. 74. An agate cylinder, engraved, representing a Per. First day's sale,

596 11 6 sian king in a triumphal car, shooting at a lion, 221. Second do.

869 16 0 Lower Egypt. Mr. Hawkins.

Third do..

536 0 6 84. A curious altar of eleven pieces, with a line of

Fourth do.

628 16 0 hieroglyphics on each picce, 481. 6s. Mr. Hawkins.

Fifth do.

544 19 6 133. Statue of a kneeling female in calcareous stone,

Sixth do.

1786 10 6 sixteen inches high, the only statue that has been found Seventh do.

726 17 6 as yet in the city of Aletheus, Eaubos, 201. 8s. Lord Eighth do.

837 00 Prudhoe.

Ninth do.

606 60 149. Mummy of a small child, in case, 361.—150. Mummy of a female of high quality, in case, 1051. Mr.

Total,

£ 7132 17 6 Hawkins. The latter was beautifully ornamented; and was represented externally with many rings on her fin. gers and thumbs.

POLITICAL CARICATURES. 283. A papyrus in hieroglyphic character, highly or. namented with figures of divinity, &c., 1681.—Thebes. HB's last batch is a very amusing one. "The triumph Mr. Steevens.

of Forensic Eloquence," is one of his happiest sketches, 298. The mummy of a priest, 151. 158.

both in the idea and its execution. Sir Charles Wether343. A pair of eyes, set in bronze, taken from a mum- ell, in a triumphal chariot, accompanied by his colleague niy, 61. 88.-Memphis. Mr. Rogers.

Mr. Knight, is leading the Duke of Wellington captive in 351. A scarabeus of lapis lazuli, set in a gold ring, 51. the chains of his eloquence. Sir Charles's costume dis-Memphis. Mr. Cohen.

plays that hiatus between the upper and nether garments 397, 399, 402. Curious bronze statues from Thebes : that is the peculiar characteristic of his lax habits; and small sums.

his wig is crowned with bays. The duke, with down403. An offertory, containing twenty-six pieces from cast eyes and fettered hands, follows, meekly bending a tomb in Abydos, 421. 58. Mr. Hawkins.

with submissive admiration. Mr. Knight eyes the cap404. A water bottle and bowl from the same tomb, 101. tive through bis glass; but Sir Charles scarcely deigns 10s, Mr. Cuerton.

to throw a leer of recognition, and holds his countenance 408. A king's hatchet, silver and alloy handle, 521. 5s. with Roman self-command. The very horses (which are -Thebes. Mr. Hawkins.

admirably drawn, by the way) have a lordly air ; and a 409. A dagger, silver and ivory handle, 251, 108. Mr. close inspection of ihe heads will satisfy the curious of Cuerton.

their individual resemblances. Fame, blowing two trum438. A female mummy, in a case of composition, 171. pets (the tory press), precedes the conquerors.

513. The model of a boat, as represented in a funeral " The Derby Dilly taken in tow by the Patent Safety" procession, 771. 48.

is a capital hit at the isolated position of those two trim514. Another nearly similar model, 821.

mers, Peel and Stanley. The Derby Dilly, empty and 515. Model of an Egyptian house, with court-yard, shabby, has been deserted by its coachman and cad; and 841,

is dragged along by Peel's Patent Safety, with one poor The above three lots are all from the same tomb, and miserable hack,-just as we see the mail-coaches, of a were purchased by Mr. Hawkins.

morning, being taken to be repaired. The Patent Safety 580. A Græco-Egyptian male mummy, 131. 58. Mr. is passengerless; except that ihe driver of the Dilly has Hawkins.

got on the roof to keep company with his brother in mis. 658, 661, 662, 664. Various and curious seats from the forture, ils coachman Peel; and the Derby cad has taken tonibs of Thebes. Mr. Hawkins.

his seat on the dickey,-intimating, we may suppose,

[ocr errors]
« 上一頁繼續 »