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the labours of the Apostles have rendered sacred; but inasmuch as such "amateur artists" are for the most part unskilled in pictorial effect, their original sketches have been placed in the hands of more experienced painters, who have given to them the high finish and character they now possess. Thus Turner, Callcott, Stanfield, Harding, and Roberts have produced the works of art which illustrate and ornament this admirable volume; but they have laboured under the directions of those who made their drawings amid the actual scenes which they describe. The work is therefore exceedingly beautiful, containing, as it does, some of the richest landscapes to be found in any collection; but is especially valuable, as exhibiting a series of portraits of the most interesting places in the world.
The Angler's Souvenir.
This is a new candidate for public favour. It is beautifully got up; with a vast variety of wood-cuts, surrounding each page of letter-press, and a large number of beautifully engraved vignettes by Beckwith and Topham. The type is peculiar, but in good taste, and giving us a degree of originality of which we did not think the printer capable. The book is published as the production of a Mr. Fisher, but this, of course, is an assumed name. Be he who he may, we covet his acquaintance, and forward him herewith an "invite " for the first sunny day of May-or if it please him better, as it will certainly please us, half-cockney fishers as we are-for some bright morn of June, when the wind is south, and a few merry showers have spread themselves over old father Thames at Hampton or at Sunbury. We will take with us our old friend Izaak, and chat about him and his glorious co-mates as we jog along the road. He will know-and it may be that we know also-all the fine pitches from Richmond to Henley inclusive; and together we may have a brilliant day of pleasant converse and rare sport. We trust our friend who has so ably and accurately penned "the matter" for "The Angler's Souvenir" will take us at our word, and that when he has paced with some more ambitious neophyte the spring-banks of the Ouse, he will condescend to bestow on us his care and counsel from some summer sunrise to the setting of the same. We advise all young anglers to purchase his excellent and splendidly decorated volume. It tells them all they ought to know-and tells it to them in the most pleasant manner. It is a useful but not the less agreeable companion from March to October; but should be read now by the side of a winter fire upon some dull and gloomy day, inasmuch as the art of angling, like any other skilful and noble accomplishment, is to be learnt in theory before it is called into practice. To the old angler also we recommend the book; it will introduce him to the most valued and time-honoured of his friends-happy fellows of the olden time! and bring to his memory the forms of pleasant things. We have commented upon the "agreeable of the volume, we must offer a remark or two upon the "utility" of its contents. It is full of judicious and practical hints upon all the duties of the angler:-teaches him not only when to fish, but how to fish; and moreover how to tye his hooks and make his flies-with the vast variety of et cæteras, without a knowledge of which an angler is a bungler, who ought to be soused in the mud rather than placed beside the lucid stream.
MR. BULWER's novel of " Pelham "has been succeeded in Colburn's "Modern Novelists" by "The Disowned," of the same Author. Like the other performances of this writer, the object of this work is to further the happiness of man, by leading him into the paths of virtue, and directing all his actions into the channel of usefulness and profitable exertion. "The Disowned" is to be completed in six' weekly Numbers, price 1s. each, with four beautiful embellishments.
No. I. of the 8vo. edition of "Las Cases' Memoirs of Napoleon," being already out of print, a new and elegant pocket edition, uniform with "the Modern Novelists," "Byron," &c., has been commenced, two numbers of which have just appeared. This work is universally acknowledged to form the most complete epitome that has ever appeared of the life, character, and opinions of this most extraordinary man; and it comprises, exclusively, the conversations of the Emperor during his exile, in 'the grand events of his life, and the persons connected with him. The whole eight volumes of the Paris edition are announced to be given in about 20 Weekly Numbers, at 1s. each.
Another celebrated Work on the Life and Reign of Napoleon is also in course of publi cation, at one fourth of its former price. We allude to the "Memoirs of the Duke de Rovigo," (Savary,) who, it will be recollected, was the Minister of Police under the Emperor. To him Napoleon, perhaps, more fully revealed his real character, than to any other individual; for to him were divulged his most secret transactions. Hence it is, that the present work satisfactorily elucidates many of the Emperor's acts, which had hitherto been veiled in mystery. The work is to be comprised in four 8vo. volumes, handsomely bound in morocco cloth, price 68. each. The first, just issued, contains no less than 640 pages of letter-press.
A new and cheaper edition is on the eve of appearance, of Poole's "Comic Sketch Book." It comes forth very opportunely, to enliven the long winter evenings.
Just ready," The Despatches and Correspondence of the Marquess Wellesley, including Letters of Pitt, Canning, Grattan, Lords Grenville, Grey, Castlereagh, &c."
Mr. Henningsen, an English officer, who served for eighteen months under Zumalacarreguy, announces "A Campaign with the Guerillas, during the present War in Spain."
A New and cheaper Edition is in preparaiton of Captain Back's "Narrative of his Voyage to the Arctic Regions."
In the Press, "The Literary Remains of S. Taylor Coleridge," Edited by Henry Nelson Coleridge.
Mr. Theodore Hook's novel, "Gilbert Gurney," the principal scenes of which have appeared in this Magazine, is on the eve of appearance, in 3 volumes.
G. Hoffinger's Life of the late Austrian Emperor Joseph II.; Menzel's German History; and Maurer's History of Greece, are an
nounced to appear in translations from the German.
The Author of "Pelham " Is about to gratify the world with a new Work of Fiction, entitled "Rienzi, the last of the Tribunes."
A new Novel by the Author of “Richelieu," is on the eve of publication, called" One in a Thousand; or the Days of Henri Quatre."
OTHER WORKS IN THE PRESS.
An Essay on the Nature and Treatment of Dropsy, by Dr. Seymour.
The Parricide, by the Author of "Miserrimus."
The Prophetical Character and Inspiration of the Apocalypse considered, by George Pearson, B. D., Christian Advocate in the University of Cambridge.
Paley's Evidences of Christianity Epitomized.
The Wall's End Miner, by James Everett, Author of the " Village Blacksmith," &c.
The Landscape Gardener, by the Rev. Prebendary Dennis.
The Florist Cultivator, by Thomas Willat, Esq.
LIST OF NEW BOOKS.
Musical History, Biography, and Criticism, by George Hogarth, Esq., 7s. 6d.
Out of Town, or the Recess, 3 vols. post 8vo. 17. 11s. 6d.
St. John in Patmos, by the Rev. W. L. Bowles, 8vo. 7s. 6d.
The Designs of Sir J. Jones, by W. Kent, 31. 3s.
Norman Leslie, 3 vols. post 8vo. 11. 11s. 6d. The Book of Gems, royal 8vo. 11. 11s. 6d. The Vow of the Peacock, by L. E. L., foolscap, 10s. 6d.
Old Bachelors, 2 vols. post 8vo. 17. 1s. Martin's History of the British Colonies, vol. V,, 8vo. 1. 18.
Flowers of Loveliness, 4to. ll. 11s. 6d. My Aunt Pontypool, 3 vols. post 8vo. 31s. 6d. The Youthful Impostor, 3 vols. post 8vo. 20s.
Heath's Book of Beauty for 1836, Edited by Lady Blessington, 8vo. 21s.
The Keepsake for 1836, Edited by the Hon. Mrs. Norton, 8vo. 21s. silk.
Narrative of a Voyage Round the World, by T. B. Wilson, M.D. R.N. 8vo. 12s.
History of the United States of North America, by T. Graham, 4 vols. 8vo. 41. 10s.
Recollections of the Private Life of General Lafayette, 8vo. 12s.
The Imagery and Poetical Ornaments of the Book of Psalms, by the Rev. Henry Stoddart, A.M., of Queen's College, Oxford, 2s. 6d.
A Familiar History of Birds; their Nature, Habits, and Instincts, by the Rev. Edward Stanley, M.A., F.L.S., 2 vols., with many Wood-Cuts, 78.
Minerals and Metals; their Natural History, and Uses in the Arts; with Incidental Accounts of Mines and Mining, in a Pocket Volume, with Engravings, 2s. 6d.
The First of September. Painted by R. W. Buss; Engraved by James Stubbs.
Mr. Buss has more natural humour than any other artist we could name; it is sufficiently broad, but always stops short of caricature. Here is the picture of a respectable old gentleman, whose gouty limbs confine him to an invalid's chair; yet he has ventured forth on the 1st of September, with his lacquey and his dogs, to take a pop at "the birds." He is just cocking his piece as his pointer gives him warning; and his nigger-boy behind is watching for the fall of the game. The print is an exceedingly clever one, and has been well engraved.
The Caricatures of H. B.
Nos. 415, 416, and 417.
We have deferred from time to time noticing these exceedingly clever publications, because we desired to devote to them more space than this department of the Magazine permits; we hope to do so ere long. The three last issues of H. B. have been devoted to Daniel O'Connell. In one he is bobbing for the gudgeons Sawney and John Bull; in another he is driving the ministerial pigs to market; and in the third he encounters the Weird Brothers-Lords Melbourne, Mulgrave, and Morpeth. The likenesses are striking there is no mistaking any one of them; and the humour is broad, without exceeding due limits. We shall, as we have said, hope to say more upon this topic hereafter. The works of H. B. are not to be passed over as things merely for a season.
Fac-similes of Historical and Literary Curiosities; with Etchings of Interesting Localities. By Charles John Smith.
This is a very curious and very interesting collection of literary and historical curiosities, engraved from original documents, many of which are in the possession of that indefatigable hunter out of autographs-Mr. Upcott. The number begins with the paper found upon Felton, after he had assassinated the Duke of Buckingham, with a view of the house in which the murder was committed. Another is the letter of Chatterton to Horace Walpole, with an account of his pretended discovery of Rowley's MSS. Another plate contains a variety of signatures of Napoleon. Others contain letters from Prior, Gay, Smollett, Richardson, Sterne, Warburton, &c. &c. The series is a very attractive one, and we hope its success will be such as to encourage Mr. Smith to continue it.
Stanfield's Coast Scenery.
The fifth and sixth Numbers of this work are now published. The last Number has been delayed, we understand, in consequence of a delay in the engravings, the proprietors having determined to suspend it rather than permit plates to appear of an inferior or unfinished kind. The beauty of the sixth Number fully justifies this determination; and the title to a national undertaking, which has been assumed for this work, may be fairly conceded. "The Blockade Station, Rye Old Harbour," in No. 5, engraved by J. W. Appleton, deserves particular mention, though it is almost invidious to make a selection. The Letter-press descriptions are
written in a clear, concise, and highly satisfactory manner; and do credit to the editor whoever he may be.
On the 2nd November, a general assembly of the Academicians was held at the Royal Academy of Arts in Somerset House, when Mr. Daniel M'Clise and Mr. Solomon Alexander Hart were elected associates; and Mr. Samuel Cousins associate engraver of that institution.
At a late meeting of the Committee of Arts, Mr. J. Henning made an interesting communication on the subject of waxing marble. The first experiment was made on a piece of polished marble. He took wax and made a stripe across it with a hair-pencil; he then warmed it until the marble had absorbed the wax, and left none on the surface. On mixing the wax with a little turpentine, he found that it went one-sixteenth part of an inch into the marble; but the turpentine is scarcely necessary. He put it on the top of the house for one winter, and in the spring found the polish all off the marble, except where the wax was. It does not give the marble any unpleasant gloss or polish, but makes it like the finest preserved old marble. The friezes of the Athenæum and Hyde Park-Corner are thus preserved from the atmosphere.
A DRAMA, translated from the French of M. Scribe, has been lately pro duced at this theatre, and its production caused no ordinary degree of excitement in the theatrical world. The well-known reputation of the author of the "Minister and the Mercer" justified great expectations, the impression created by its performance in Paris added to this, and the spirited style in which it was announced that Mr. Bunn intended to bring it out raised expectation to an absolute fever height.
The period to which the story belongs is the beginning of the fifteenth century, and the holding of the Council of Constance. The action commences with the arrival of Leopold (Mr. Cooper), son and heir of the Emperor Sigismund (Mr. King), at Constance. The day is set apart for public thanksgiving and festivity in honour of the victories Leopold had obtained over the persecuted Hussites. But before making a public entry in the city, Leopold has resolved to visit it privately. He is betrothed to the Princess Eudocia (Miss Forde), though deeply enamoured of the Jewess Rachael (Miss E. Tree), whose affections he had won under the assumed character of Reuben the Jew. He has scarcely time, by a preconcerted signal, to draw Rachael to the window and make an appointment for the evening, when he is interrupted by the procession about to celebrate the victory, which is led by the Cardinal de Brogny, President of the Council (Mr. Warde). The service is interrupted by the noise of a hammer, proceeding from the neighbouring house of Eleazar the Jew (Mr. Vandenhoff), which is considered as an impious violation of the edict appointing the day to be observed as a religious festival. The angry populace, at the instigation of the Provost, tear the Jew out of his house; his daughter Rachael rushes after him, and is borne away to receive the summary punishment of drowning in the lake. Leopold, however, succeeds in rescuing the unfortunate Jewess from the mob. The Cardinal issues from the church, and finds Eleazar, who has extricated himself from his enemies, lying in a state of exhaustion and insensibility, arising from his agony at supposing Rachael has really been destroyed. Being informed of the cir
cumstances, the Cardinal forgives the offence of the Jew, but banishes him from the city. Eleazar, who has had two sons sacrificed by the Christians, is eager to retaliate and take vengeance for the various injuries he has sustained. At this period Eudocia, the niece of the Emperor, and the betrothed of Leopold, visits the house of Eleazar to purchase from him a chain of costly workmanship, once worn by the Emperor Constantine, and which she wishes to present to Leopold on the day of their marriage. Leopold is in the chamber when the Princess arrives, and is embarrassed to avoid discovery. On her retiring, Eleazar, who has been long aware of the love of the man whom he considered as the humble Reuben for his daughter, rewards his bravery in rescuing her from an ignominious death by consenting to their marriage; Leopold is thus placed in the embarrassing situation of refusing her, and with hesitation and confusion confesses himself a Christian. This so rouses the angry suspicion of Eleazar, that he attempts to stab the Prince, and is only prevented by the impassioned intercession of his daughter, and the solemn assurance of Leopold that she is not, as he has been induced to believe, the victim of seduction. Leopold rushes from the house, followed by Rachael, who, distracted by his unexpected conduct, pursues him through the crowd, sees him reach the palace, and sits down at the door, while a gorgeous procession of the Emperor Sigismund entering the city in state passes round the stage. The first act closes with the procession. In the second, Rachael gains admission into the palace, and is received into the service of the Princess, where she soon discovers her faithless lover in Prince Leopold. A grand banquet and masque take place in honour of the royal marriage; Eleazar arrives to deliver the chain purchased of him by the Princess to present on this cecasion; and while she is in the act of placing it round the neck of the Prince, Rachael darts forward, snatches it from her, and dashes it to the ground, denouncing Leopold as having incurred the severest penalty of the law by holding guilty commerce with a proscribed Jewess. Sigismund receives the accusation in the sternest mood of justice: he orders his son to be divested of his sword, coronet, and royal robes; and commits him, the Jew, and Jewess to prison. An interview then takes place between Eleazar and the Cardinal, who had known each other in youth, the Jew having been an early victim to the Cardinal's persecution. The Jew informs him that his daughter, whom he supposed to have perished in the fire previous to his ordination as a priest, is now alive; that she had been rescued by him, and was indebted to him for her support. The Cardinal promises him and Rachael pardon if he will discover the secret of her concealment. This the Jew, with expressions of vindictiveness and a malicious triumph, refuses. The last scene is the place of execution. A cauldron is placed in the centre of the stage in which the Jew and Rachael are to suffer the horrid death of boiling alive. The Emperor takes his seat, accompanied by the Cardinal and his Council. The bare-footed Jewess is led on to suffer the appalling death prepared for her. Groups of penitents with lighted torches attend her; and masked executioners in black are at her side. She requests permission to speak with her father; it is granted, and Eleazar is borne in upon a litter, mutilated, and almost lifeless, from the rack, on which he had been stretched in the fruitless hope of wringing the secret from him. Eleazar, after again refusing to tell the Cardinal where his lost daughter may be found, sinks upon his litter, and Rachael ascends the cauldron. The Cardinal makes one more effort to move the obdurate resolution of Eleazar, who only inquires whether his child has reached the place of her doom? He is answered that she has; and immediately a shout issuing from the crowd, which he imagines to proceed from the infliction of the fatal penalty upon Rachael, he turns to the Cardinal, and, pointing with his dying hand to the place of torment, tells him that Rachael is that lost daughter, whom he saved from the flames, educated