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the literature of this classic land critical reviews of the cature on English criticism ceases the better ; however, it most important Italian works, as soon as they are pub- is never likely to prove a public nuisance, for its readers lisbed, and general intelligence, scientific and literary, will not probably extend much beyond its thirty subscrifrom Rome, Florence, Naples, &c. After sixteen months' bers, in the number of whom, I need oot add, after what gestation, having, in the meantime, obtained about thirty I have said, will never be comprised, Your sincere subscribers, at a guinea each,-“ parturiunt montes, nasci- friend,

J. D. SINCLAIR. * tur ridiculus mus,"—the long threatened performance was at length published a few days ago. It is about the size of the Literary Gazette, containing twelve pages of letter

FINE ARTS. press; but, from the large type and mode of printing, not

THE FOURTH EXHIBITION OF THE SCOTTISH ACADEMY. more than half the quantity of matter either in that pe

(Concluding Notice.) riodical or in the Edinburgh Literary Journal. The price We propose to say a word or two this week of the most of each number is 5 pauls, or 28. 3d., though I question deserving artists among those whom we consider, either if it would sell for 3d. in England. There are only two from their pursuing a false bent, or from their being yet original articles, which occupy nine or ten pages; the first too young in art, inadmissible into that class, upon the is a spirited, well-written paper on the defective regula- labours of whose members we rest our hopes of the suctions relating to literary property in Italy, and the sub-cess of painting in Scotland. ject is treated with much ability by H. G. B.," who D. 0. HILL. It was with considerable reluctance, resides at Pisa under a cloud, for this is not only a resort and after careful reflection, that we excluded this artist for English invalids, but also a refugium peccatorum. from the highest class. He has evidently been working There is so great a similitude between Italy and Ger- hard, and not without effect. His landscapes are among many—both divided into a number of different states, the the best in the Exhibition. His “ Sir William Worthy same language being common to all that it would appear telling Patie's fortune," has much good matter in it. There natural, as far as literature is concerned, to consider them is a rich, ladylike expression about Peggy, and her look as one family, which might easily be done were the Ita- towards the pretended fortune-teller is as of one whose lian princes to enter into an arrangement in order to pre- deep love struggles to make her believe what her better vent the introduction of surreptitious editions of the works sense rejects. Jenny's air of espiéglerie contrasts finely of native authors into their respective states, similar to the with the deeper feeling of her lovely companion. The agreement made by the consent of the German sovereigns other figures are all respectable. Of Mr Hill's landscapes at the Diet. The great disadvantage in Tuscany, for in the best is No. 140_" The Musselcraig of the Antistance, is, that an author not only enjoys no copyright of quary.” This artist is most to seek in the matter of his own works—it may be granted as a matter of favour true and simple colouring. by the Grand Duke for a limited time—but at Turin, James Stark has some pretty landscapes in his pecuMilan, Venice, or any other city, his work may be re- liar style. He seems to have been trained in the same printed by any bookseller who chooses to run the risk, school with the Nasmyths, but he has better and more thus depriving the unfortunate author of nearly all the massive foregrounds, a stronger body of colour, his trees profits of his labours, which every enterprising publisher { are less dotty, and his distance more aerial. may pocket. The remedy proposed by the writer is one Mr Selby has two clever pictures in his department, which might easily be adopted, viz. that all the universi- | We have long known this gentleman's talents as an accuties in Italy should make common cause, and petition rate illustrator of zoological works, but this year he has their respective governments to effect a change so much gone beyond himself. There is the true feeling of an required for the benefit of authors, and for the extension artist in “ Hopes Destroyed.” The malicious cock of the of literature in general.

magpie's tail, and the gusto with which he slubbers up The second article, by the editor himself, is a criticism the egg, are highly characteristic. The impotent rage of the on the review which appeared in a late number of the male bird, who puts his whole soul into his attack on the Foreign Quarterly of Rosini's interesting romance, “ La plunderer, and the helpless wailing of the mother, which Monaca di Monza." Some curious particulars are given, we almost hear, are beautifully conceived and expressed. relating to the origin of this work, wbich is the produc- If Mr S. would give more truth to the colouring of his tion of the learned professor's leisure hours; but the tenor accessories, and choose more artist-like backgrounds, he of the whole is too much in the style of a puff, totally would leave us nothing to wish in his little pieces. uncalled for, in favour of a novel which passed through ALEXANDER Fraser is scarcely himself this year. He twelve editions in Pisa, Florence, and Turin, in the has no such nice compact piece of painting as his“ Tinker," course of a few months. Our critic speaks of it in what exhibited last season. There is not one of his productions he is pleased to term “his present discourse," as "above in which we could not point out something that is good, all condemnation.

but there is not one that produces any effect as a whole. To these two articles are added reviews of five new | His drawing is execrable, as witness the Fisherman, in works—none of them of the slightest general interest, No. 117, and his Girl at the Pump, in No. 99. even in Italy-huddled into less than a couple of pages, | Roberts has only one picture and it proves nothing without giving a single extract from any of them, except but a great deal of wasted time and talent. What has one stanza, I believe, of “ Alcune rime di F. Sacchetto." set him a-copying Martin ? He can paint, and Martin Finally, the twelfth and last page of this periodical contains cannot. On the other hand, there is a passionate frenhalf-a-dozen advertisements of pictures and books for sale, zied power about Martin, that gives an interest even to and furnished lodgings to let, &c. &c. I doubt not you his worst productions, and of this Roberts has not a are heartily tired of this sorry attempt at an English lj-tittle. Back! back! within the lawful boundaries of terary journal abroad, and I shall be rather surprised if art! it proves more successful than the similar one started in Daniel Macnee has a prettily drawn and coloured Pisa some years ago by Leigh Hunt, called the “ Liberal," picture of a Girl, No. 297. which dropped after the third number, though he reck Bonar has some nice little things; but he had as good, oned amongst his contributors Lord Byron and the un- if not better, last year. fortunate Shelley. Were this paper in good hands, it Robert Gibb is a promising artist; but he must take would be very gratifying to see it prosper ; but if it gains care, for he is giving in to a meretricious style of colourno strength as it proceeds, the sooner so miserable a cari-ing.

• This is, of course, not the H. G, B. of the Literary Journal, but, we believe, Mr H. Gray Bennet. The coincidence is curious.

Author of the entertaining volume of Constable's Miscellany, entitled “ An Autumn in Italy."

William Kipp has a very clever illustration of the scribed by Humboldt. His Indian guides led him to a great Gentle Shepherd, showing

variety, all of which, however, had more or less of an acrid

and deleterious principle mixed with the lactescent quality. “ how the tawse

At last, on an excursion up the river Demerara, he was told Were handled by revengeful Mause."

by the native inhabitants of a settlement just below the first

rapids, of a tree, called by the Indians #ya-hya, the milk It is a very well painted picture, and enters, moreover, of which was both drinkable and nutritious.' The specicompletely into the humour of Rainsay.

men of this plant, seen by Mr Smith, had a trunk from 16 We are seriously angry with J. B. Kipd. Last year to 18 inches in diameter; and was from 30 to 40 feet high, he promised something, but this year he has scarcely a

branching from the top. The bark was greyish, slightly

scabrous, and about a quarter of an inch thick; and the picture that is worth any thing. There is neither a body

milk seemed to be secreted between it and the wood. The of colour, truth to nature, or beauty of any kind, in his

leaves were elliptic, acuminate, smooth, and oppositely pinpaintings. That he should be so utterly unconscious of his pate. The flower was monopetalous; the calyx single, deficiencies as to expose to public view that glaring daub, contiguous to the flower, and four-parted; the peduncle No. 260, augurs ill of his future progress. The fore- axillary, bearing four flowers, and sometimes five. The ground is shadowy and unsubstantial; the green of the tower was sufficiently developed to enable Mr Smith to as

certain that it belonged to the elass Pentandria, and the trees cold and unnatural, and most absurdly placed upon cer

corder Monogynia. The tree had been feller before Mr an equally cold blue; the hills are bard, and the whole

Smith saw it, and having fallen across a small rivulet, the scene, though called morning, might, with equal justice,

stice, water was completely whitened by its juice. The milkbe called evening. The View of Abbotsford is, if pos- | like fluid was richer and thicker than cow's milk, and sible, worse, with its long, harsh, unnatural lines of quite destitute of all acrimony, leaving only a slight feeling light, and its deer from a toy-shop. The only tolerable of clamminess on the lips. This viscosity it lost when picture by this artist in the Exhibition, is a “ View of drunk in warm coffee, with which it mixed freely, and Inch Calliach, on Loch Lomond,” (No. 15.)

appeared incapable of being distinguished from animal milk. William SMELLIE Watson has two fancy piecesą“ La

A portion of the juice, preserved in a bottle, did not begin

to curdle till the seventh day after it was taken from the Sour de la Charité" (155) and “ The Correspondent"

tree; and on the twelfth day, some of it was used by Mr (193.) · They are too much mere pieces of trickery-at

Sinith in tea, without its being discovered from animal tempts to catch the eye by transparency and strong re milk by those who drank it. The Hya-hya is said to be flection.

by no means uncommon in the woods of Demerara ; and Nearly the same sentence may be passed on the Pre there is reason to hope that its fruit may soon be procured. SIDENT'S “ Female Ornithologist” (1,) and his “ Study”

A dried specimen of the Hya-hya, and a small bottle of the

, milk, were transmitted by Mr Smith to Professor Jameson, (231.)

along with his letter. The latter is now undergoing a cheFrancis Grant's “ Trooper of the Ninth Lancers,'

mical investigation; the former was exhibited to the meet(163,) is a spirited performance, in the manner of Velas.

ing, accompanied by descriptive notes from the pen of Mr quez; and his “ Portrait of Lord Gray on a favourite Walker Arnott. This gentleman referred the Hya-hya to Pony," is a fine bold piece of painting.

the natural order of Apocynea, and the genus TabernaThe painter of “ An Old Cottager" (199) need not montana-under the name of T. utilis. “The usual profear to lay aside his “ Anonymous"-he has the right per

hiperties of the milk of the Apocynec,"continued Mr Arnott,

« are deleterious, and it is rather remarkable to find an instuff in him.

stance to the contrary in this tribe; and I do not think It really does not occur to us that there is another pic- there is any other on record. Future observations may ture in the Exhibition worth noticing, either for praise however, perhaps, ascertain similar mild qualities in other or blame.

species of Taberna-montana, especially in their young There is no great display of Sculpture this year --no-branches, or when the sap is on the ascent, and before it be thing but busts. The best are Mrs Hemans (332) and

elaborated. Among the Asclepiadece of Brown, which the Duke of Argyle, (330,) by Fletcher ; "a Gentle

bave similar baneful properties, and which many botanists,

indeed, consider a mere section of Apocyneæ, an instance is man,” (329,) by J. Steell; and the Reverend Dr Peddie,

also known of the milk being wholesome; I allude to a (331,) by Joseph.

plant found in Ceylon, which the natives call Kiriaghuna, We are given to understand that the duty of selecting from Kiri (milk), and employ its milky juice when the the pictures fit to be exhibited, and that of hanging them milk of animals cannot be procured; its leaves are even when selected, devolved this year upon two different bo boiled by them as a substitute in such dishes as require to dies. We really cannot determine which has shown least be dressed with milk-it is the Gymnema lactiferum of judgment in the discharge of its office. For the benefit

Brown. The young shoots of several species of plants be

longing both to the Asclepiadeæ and Apocyneæ are used as of those upon whom the task may devolve next year, we

food.” would suggest, in the first place, that good critics are apt

Dr Scot read an essay “ On the question-whether doto judge of an exhibition by the quality, not by the quan- mestic poultry were bred among the ancient Jews?" tity, of the pictures it contains; and, in the second place, that the situation of a picture should be determined by its intrinsic merit, and by the light best adapted to it, not

ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY. solely by its fitness to fill up some vacancy.

Monday, 8th March. Professor Russell in the Chair.

Present,-Dr Moncrieff; Donald Gregory, Gabriel SurLITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES OF

rene, T. Repp, Esqrs. &c. &c. EDINBURGH.

There was exhibited, by permission of John Gregory, WERNERIAN SOCIETY.

Esq. advocate Commission by the Rector, Principals, Saturday, 6th March. Doctors, and Professors of the University of St Andrews,

dated 10th June, 1673, to Mr James Gregory, Professor of HENRY WITHAM, Esq. in the Chair.

Mathematics in the University, to go to London to purPreseni,-Professors Graham and Brunton ; Drs Greville | chase instruments necessary for the proper teaching of Naand Scot; Walker Arnott, James Wilson, James Hogg,

tural Philosophy, Mathematics, and Astronomy, in the said

University; and to obtain the most approved plan for an Patrick Neill, Esqrs. &c. &c.

Observatory to be erected at St Andrews. THERE was read a letter from James Smith, Esq. to There was then read,An enquiry into the origin, use, Professor Jameson, containing an account of the Hya-hya, and disuse, of the instrument called “tbe Maiden,” and into or Milk-tree of Demerara. It appeared from this com. the Laws and Customs in virtue of which Criminals were munication that the writer, during his tra vels in South decollated by the said instrument --by Monsieur G, SurAmerica, was constant in his enquiries after trees yielding | rene, F.S. A., Scotland, and Corresponding Member of the a milky juice, similar to the Palo de Vaca (or Cow-tree) de- Grammatical Societ y of Paris,

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LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.

Oh, mony a jimp an' gentle dame

In jeweld pomp was there ; But she was first among them a',

In peerless beauty rare !

LA

Her bosom is a holy shrine,

Unstain’d by mortal sin, An' spotless as the snaw-white foam

On the breast o' the siller linn.

Her voice-hae ye heard the goudspink's note

By bowery glen or brake?
Or listen'd ye e'er to the mermaid's lay,

By sea or mountain lake?

Hae ye dreamt ye heard i' the bowers o' heaven

The angels' melodie ? Or fancied ye listen'd the sang o' the spheres,

As they swung on their path on hie?

Far sweeter to me was her lay o' love

At the gloamin' hour yestreen;
An' oh! were I king o' the warld wide,
I would mak’ that maiden my queen.

W. W.

TO A PRIMROSE.

Flower! thou art not the same to me

That thou wert long ago;
The hue has faded from thy face,

Or from my heart the glow,-
The glow of young romantic thoughts,

When all the world was new,
And many a blossom round my path

Its sweet fresh fragrance threw;
Thou art not what I thought thee then,
Nor ever wilt thou be again.

We understand that James Ferguson, Esq. P.C.S. is at present busy with a work on the Law of Entail, in which he has taken many new and excellent views of the subject. Besides making his book a complete treatise of the law of entail, as it cow stands, Mr Ferguson intends to add a full index of all the registered entails of Scotland. This he proposes to follow up by periodical reports of all the entails that shall be in future registered. A work of this kind will be a great acquisition, for we have at present no index even of the already registered entails, except the very imperfect one of Shaw. The importance of publicity being given to every entail is known to all men of business, and has been increased by the discussions respecting the ne. cessity of a change in the entail laws.

There is in preparation a new edition, with additions, of the Life of Mary Queen of Scots, by Henry G. Bell. Upwards of six thousand copies of this work have already been sold.

Two remaining volumes of Burckhardt's Travels, which, in addi. tion to the three already published, will complete his works, are about to appear. The one will contain the result of his residence | among those extraordinary people the Bedouins and Wahabys of Arabia ;-the other an account of the remarkable customs, manners, and opinions of the modern Egyptians, derived from their own proverbial sayings current at Cairo, where the author died.

Frederick von Schlegel's Philosophy of History, with an historical and critical notice of the author, and of German literature generally, by Francis Shulte, is in the press.

Partings and Meetings, a Tale, founded on facts, is announced.

Letters on the Physical History of the Earth, addressed to ProI fessor Blumenbach, by the the late J. A. de Lue, F.R.S. Professor of

Philosophy and Geology at Gottingen, translated from the French. with a vindication of the author's claims to original views in regard to some fundamental points in Geology, by the Rev. Henry de la Fite, M.A., is in the press.

It appears that the new President of the Royal Academy, Mr Shee, is not only a poet and a painter, but also a novelist, and one who, al. though hitherto anonymously, has taken a respectable rank among that class of writers. The production we allude to is a novel called Oldcourt; which has excited some attention for the last few months in literary circles.

Nothing but “ Memoirs," whether forged or real, will at present sell in Paris. In addition to the quantity of trash of this description lately published in that city, there has just been announced, Memoirs relating to the Emperor Napoleon, from the notes of M. Constant, his first valet de chambre (!), who was absent only for a space of eight days during sixteen years' personal attendance. M. de Bourrienne has portrayed the Emperor at the council-board and in the field ;M. Constant will introduce him in his night-gown and slippers, and will doubtless afford ns an opportunity of judging whether the old adage is true, that "no one is a hero to his valet de chambre."

It is somewhat singular that the Netherlands should possess but one publication-and that one edited at uncertain periods—which is devoted to the fine arts and sciences. It is called the Messager de Gand, conducted by De Bast and the members of the Society of Arts at Ghent. What is become of taste and virtu at Brussels, the capital ? • ORIENTAL PAINTING. Our fair readers need not be told that this is a pleasing and elegant accomplishment, and has of late been find ing much favour in their eyes. We have this week had an opportu. nity of examining a variety of birds, fruits, flowers, and butterflies, executed in this style by Miss Hepple, who has recently visited Edinburgh, and we are not aware that we ever saw the art carried to higher perfection than in the works of this lady. They are spoken of by an artist of some experience in the following terms: "They are altogether unlike any thing I have seen done in this way, and I certainly had not before an idea that the art could be carried to such perfection: they are most beautiful." We hope Miss Hepple will meet with the encouragement she deserves,

JAMES SHERIDAN KOWLES.-We would direct the attention of our readers to an advertisement in another page, intimating Mr Knowles's intention of speedily delivering a Course of Lectures on Dramatic Literature in this city. We feel confident they will attract that notice which the talents of the Lecturer so well entitle hiin to expect.

NEW MUSIC.-We have just received from Glasgow two new Songs of much merit," Ye're my ain,” the words by J. S. Knowles, Esq. from the Literary Journal, arranged with symphonies and ac. companiments by J.T.May, and" Anna, where art thou, my love?" the words by Thomas Atkinson, adapted with symphonies and ac. companiments to an Irish Melody by R. Webster. This song is to form a portion of “ The Shamrock," a collection of Irish Songs, and words to Irish Melodies, edited by Mr Weekes of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which will speedily appear,

SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE's WILL.-Sir Thomas Lawrence states in his will, that his collection of drawings by the Old Masters are, he

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confidently believes, the finest in Europe, and worth twenty thousand menced within twelve months after the offence has been committed." pounds; but he directs them to be offered to "his most gracious It is evident that upon the passing of this bill, the dramatic writer Majesty for eighteen thousand pounds." In case of his declining to will be able to turn his labours to much better account than has hitake them, they are to be offered to the British Museum, Mr Peel, and therto been the case. The King's Theatre, Drury Lane, and Covent Lord Dudley, in succession; and if not purchased by either of those Garden, continue in statu quo ;- nothing new has taken place at any parties, are to be advertised in "all the capitals and principal cities of these houses. The affairs of Drury Lane are believed to be in any in Europe, for twenty thousand pounds, and afterwards sold by pub. thing but a flourishing condition; and it is generally reported that Mr lic auction."

Price, the present lessee, will retire at the end of the season.-Miss A FLOURISHING CONCERN.-A subscriber to a journal once remon.

Kemble's Mrs Beverly continues to attract overflowing audiences to strated with the editor on the lateners of the hour at which his paper

Covent Garden. When is this young lady to visit the provinces ? was sent to him. “Sir," said the latter, “ you are the only subscri

we are anxious to judge her for ourselves, apart from all the ridicuber who complains."-"Indeed !"-"Yes, sir-you are the only sub

ous humbug which has hitherto attended her career.-Elliston, who scriber we have !"

has made and spent several fortunes, is now doing well at the Surrey SOCIETY FOR RELIEF OF THE DESTITUTE SICK.There is no Theatre.-Kean has been seriously ill, but is now better; had it not benevolent Institution in this city more entitled to public support been for him, Drury Lane would have, ere now, been at a very low than this. Its "Report" for the year 1829 has just been published, pass.-Miss Smithson's benefit in Dublin, a few evenings ago, was

e has amounted to £1513, very thinly attended. She is to return immediately to Paris. Mac3s. 11 d., whilst its receipts have only been £1156, 6s, 4 d. There ready and T. P. Cooke, are still there.--At Paris, Victor Hugo's is every reason, therefore, especially during the prevalence of the tragedy, called " Hernani," upon the Shakspearian, not the classical present distress, to call upon its friends for the exercise of an in model, has been rapturously received.-Madame Catalani is at precreased liberality, else the resources of the Society will be more than sent giving concerts at Chalons.--Young took his benefit here on exhausted.

Wednesday last. The entertainments were, “Cymbeline," " Blue CHIT-CHAT FROM LONDON..It is reported that Miss Landon is

Devils,” and “ Catherine and Petruchio." The house was well at. writing a novel. This young lady is rather under the middle size ; tended. On Thursday, a benefit was given in behalf of the unemher figure is slight, and her complexion very delicate. Though her

ployed poor. To-night, Vandenhofl' appears for the last time this features are not regular, they are expressive and pleasing. She has

season. On Monday, we are to have Miss Fanny Ayton for three a fine brow, and quick sparkling eyes. She is fond of dancing, and

nights. She has not yet appeared in English opera in this city, and, excels in that accomplishment.-The second number of Fraser's new

being a clever actress and a good singer, ought to attract; but who are Magazine is considered superior to the first.--Excellent Dioramas,

the male creatures who are to sing with her? Is Larkins one of Cosmoramas, and Panoramas, are now open, all of which are well

them? The new romantic drama, by the authoress of “ Aloyse," attended.-Tam O'Shanter and the Souter still continue to attract

will be brought out soon after the termination of Miss Ayton's ennumerous visitors.-The Concerts and Oratorios have now com

gagement. Miss Jarinan is to play the heroine ; and there are effecmenced, at which Miss Paton and Donzelli seem to take the lead.

tive parts, we believe, for most of the other members of the company. A Masquerade was lately perpetrated in the Opera-House, which,

The scene, we understand, is laid in Russia, and the incidents are though the papers say it went off with “ prodigious eclat," was nei.

of a novel and picturesque description. There is, we think, every ther more nor less than a scene of riot and licentiousness.-Haydon

reason to believe, that, considering the decided success which athas recently finished two large paintings, both of which he is now ex

tended the first dramatic effort of this authoress, her second will be hibiting. The first is from a subject suggested by Plutarch, who says

still superior; and we do not see why she should not ultimately rethat a certain Athenian, called Eucles, rushing from the battle of

deem the Edinburgh stage from the change of having no original Marathon, as soon as the victory was decided, ran, wounded and

writers of its own.-The Caledonian Theatre opened on Monday, exhausted as he was, to the city, and shouting, " Hail! we tri

The house has been repainted, and looks neat and comfortable. The umph!" dropped instantly dead. The other is a comic piece, illus

acting, however, though the company has been strengthened, aptrating the peculiarities of " Punch and Judy," and their motley

pears, on the whole, mediocre enough; and the dancing indifferent. group of spectators.--Mr Westmacott is delivering a course of Lec

But there are one or two good singers, especially a Mr Horncastle, tures on Sculpture, at the Royal Academy, which are received with

and a little fellow of the name of Edmunds, who sings "Black-eyed much satisfaction. The London University is at present in the very

Susan" better than we ever heard it sung before. The orchestra is worst possible condition. The only classes which have at all suc.

also much improved. First impressions are frequently erroneous, ceeded are the Medical, while the rest, including those for Mathema

but we confess ourselves a good deal surprised at the very strong tics, Natural Philosophy, Greek, and Latin, are almost at a stand.

terms of commendation in which this establishinent is spoken of by The general opinion is, that the funds have not been properly eco

a respectable contemporary of Wednesday last, to the evident detrinomized; but have been too prematurely squandered on an expensive

ment of the Theatre-Royal. We request the attention of OLD CERbuilding, and in costly salaries.--A Monsieur Dupont is delivering!a

BERUS to this subject next Saturday.
course of French Dramatic Readings, which are favourably received.
-Mr Buchanan has recently opened a 'small Gallery of Paintings in

WEEKLY List of PERFORMANCES.
Regent Street, many of wbich are from the celebrated collection of
Danoot at Brussels. Among other artists, the collection contains

March 6–12. works by Rubens, Teniers, Rembrandt, Titian, Wouvermans, Van

Sat. dyck, Albert Cuyp, and Richard Wilson.

The Jealous Wife, He lies like Truth, The Invincibles. Trungs WORTH KNOW ING.-China was full of books before there Mon. King Lear, f the Legend of Montrose. was a man in Europe who could either read or write. One of Ma- 1

Tues. Othello, of The Wood Demon. homet's rules for securing happiness in the married state was this :“ Wives, behave to your husbands in the same manner that your

Cymbeline, Blue Devils, $ Catherine and Petruchio. husbands behave to you."-Some of the bridges of London a

of the bridges of London are built, | THURS. The Honey Moon, of The Youthful Qucen. and some of the streets paved, with Scotch stone; there are excellent

FRI. The Revenge, The Day After the Wedding, of The Devil's freestone quarries near Bath, but the expense of conveyance to Lon

Eli.rir, or the Shadowless Man. don by land is greater than from Scotland by sea. The Athenians allowed no unmarried men to hold any public office.--The custom of breaking a cake over the bride's head, when she enters her hus. band's house, is borrowed from the Greeks, who, as an emblem of future plenty, poured figs and other fruits over the heads of both bride and bridegroom. The Greeks shaved their heads when they

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. wished to show respect to the memory of a great man.- A fluent We have received, but have not yet had time to read, the packet from speaker will pronounce 7200 words in an hour, 150 in a minute, and "A. L. M." of Abercleen.--The same notice must do for the author two in a moment.

of Reminiscences of School-days," till next Saturday. An article, of Theatrical Gossip. The substance of Mr Lamb's bill for the ame which we have not availed ourselves, lies for “Proteus" at the Publioration of the laws regarding dramatic property is as follows: lishers'," W. T." will observe the poem, a copy of which he sent " That the author of any dramatic writing shall have the sole right | us, in to-day's Journal ;-we are acquainted with the author's name, of representing it. That he shall preserve that right in any such but are not at liberty to mention it.-We cannot give a place to the production which shall be printed and published, or his assignees, for communication of "Observer," upon anonymous authority.-Our 28 years, or, should the author survive that period, for the residue angry friend at Belfast will cool, we hope, by and by of his natural life. Persons offending against these provisions to pay

"Andrew the Packman," by the Ettrick Shepherd, in our next.L.10 for each representation, with costs of suit. An action to be com- The following poems will not suit us "Spring,''-"The Desert

Isle,"-"Lines addressed to my Heart,”—and Verses by “P. R. S."

• A paragraph with this title will in futurc appear tegularly ainong the " Varieties,

Notwithstanding the crowded state of our advertising columns, we are unavoidably obliged to postpone, till next week, the favours of several of our friends,

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