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demic and epizootic distempers. 12. The Western Tour performed in the years 1815fall of stones or other bodies from the at. 16, throngh the States of Ohio, Indiana, Kenmosphere. METEORS, their direction, ap- tucky, Tennesee, and the Ulipois and Misparent velocity, &c.-and, particularly, the souri Territories, with remarks statistical, tointerval between their apparent explosion pographical, botanical, mineralogical, ineand the bearing of the report. 13. Disco- dical, &c. veries relative to the antiquities of the coun- Wells & Lilly, of Boston, are engaged try.
in publishing a uniform edition of the whole A notice of every, or all, of the above are of the Latin Classics. The complete works ticles will be highly acceptable. I wish you of Cicero have already appeared from their to transmit your observations monthly, with press, in 20 vols. in an elegant style of typoyour monthly official returns. Whatever in- graphy,—the text carefully collated with formation may be thus obtained will be the best editions. The execution of this public property.
laudable undertaking thus far, fully answers My only object being the increase of our the high expectations which had been formphysical knowledge of our own country, I ed from Mr. Well's general literary attainflatter myselí you will not think my request ments and his critical acquaintance with the unreasonable.
Latin language. His edition of Grotius de I have the honour to be, &c. Veritate was a sufficient evidence of his quaThe Historical Society are fitting up a lifications for this task. suit of Rooms, in the New York Institution, Subscriptions to the above publication are for their Mineralogical, Zoological and Bo- received by Van Winkle and Wiley, and tanical collections. We understand a cata- Kirk und Mercein, in New-York. logue of the valuable articles they comprise JAMES EASTBURN and Co. of New York, will be published, when the arrangement is have recently made a very valuable impor. completed. A cabinet of coins and inedals tation of rare standard works in Theology, is, also, forming under the auspices of this Biblical Criticisin and Philosophy, and of Society. J. G. Bogart, Esq. is Chairman of rare and ancient editions of the Classics, the Committee who have this in charge.- many of these would form important addiMany very ancient and valuable specimens tions to the libraries of learned societies ; have already been obtained, and it is confic and are, in fact, such as we have seldom met dently hoped, that the treasures of this kind with elsewhere. in the hands of the curious, will be liberally, A, T. Goodrich and Co. have published contributed to an Institution sutliciently in- a catalogue of the publications recently imterested in their preservation.
ported by them, in which we recognise some Proposals have been issued for publishing, of the most splendid modern editions of by Subscription, the late President Dwight's standard works, especially in English LiteraSystey or DIVINITY, contained in a series ture, and most of the popular productions of of Discourses.
the day J. Horwitz, M. D. is about publishing a E.
Art. 8. REVIEW AND REGISTER OF THE FINE ARTS.
created Marquis of Ischia, hy the Pope. He
has, with great liberality, disposed of the 3000 THE principal prize in painting was allot. crowns allowed him by his Holiness, in chariRembrandt ; the second to Mr. CARRU THERS, for his copy from Titian.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The prize in the Life Academy, for a draw. Our distinguished countryman, Col. Jobn ing, was obtained by Mr. LESLIE, that in Trumbull, is preparing his grand paintings the Antique endemy, by Mr. SHEPPERTON, -- for the decoration of the capitol, towards In Sculpture, by Mr. BEUNES,-lo Archilcc- the purchase of which Congress have liberalture, by Mr. DONALDSON.
ly appropriated 32,000 dols. When these The Phigalian Marbles, (so called from be- pieces shall be completed and displayed in ing discovered in the vicinity of Phigalia, in the halls of our legislative assemblies, we the Poloponnesus,) now exhibiting in the are confident, they will exbibit, alike, an BRITISH MUSEUM, were purchased for that evidence of native genius and national muInstitution for 15,0001 and the price increas. nificence. ed by the unfavourable state of exchange to The American Academy of the Fine Arts 19,000/-a cost much above their value. (New-York) have purchased a collection of They are decidedly inferior to the Elgin col- original paintings of Col. Trumbull, for lection.
Second Exhibilion of the American Academy ITALY.
of the Fine Arts. The celebrated sculptor Canova has been We shall endeavour, as far as our humble Vol. 1-No. 11.
means will enable us, to give a view of the ty, applied to the infant Don Phillip, who hy second Exhibition of the American Acade- an arbitrary decree, removed it to the Camy of the Fine Arts, with an opinion on the thedral. In 1756, in consequence of a commerits of the pictures, taking the order of plaint made to the Infant, by an artist who the Catalogue.
had been refused the privilege of copying Fully impressed with the belief that the this great work, the prince sent his guard to purer pleasures of which our nature is sns- remove it to his own palace, and next year, ceptible, are all heightened and refined by having founded an academy, he deposited a knowledge of the Fine Arts, and that the it with the academicians. Parma possessed cultivation of a taste for them, is a barrier a- this treasure until the French conquests regainst the ignoble and degrading propensi- moved it to Paris. We presume that the tips which beset us, we recommend to the conquest of France has removed it to Italy, public generally, and to the public authori. Mr West made more than one copy of this ties of our country, that they use every means picture, which is, in the original, of sufficient in their power to encourage that attention dimensions to give the figures as large as to the art of Design which hegins to show life; he has in his house at Newman-street, itself in our country, and to support the ef. London, a more perfect copy than the one forts of those individuals who have made under consideration. the laudable attempt to raise the minds of No. 4. Portrails of a Lady and Child. their fellow-citizens, by a study of the beau. Watson. ties of nature.
A picture of merit. The child is peculiarNo. 1. Portrait of a Gentleman.-Ronney. iy beautiful.
The first picture which presents itself is a No. 5. A ship at sea, in a Gale of Wind. fine specimen of portrait painting by Rom- MORSE. ney, ai one time the rival of Sir Joshua Rey. The young gentleman who composed this molds. This head, painted about filty years picture, is the son of the Rev. Jedediah ago, is a study for colouring and effeci, and Morse, the geographer. Mr. Morse has rethough there is not that magic sweetness cently returned from England, where he has which pervades some of the portraits of G. studied his art. This picture is striking in Stewart, yet, with perfect simplicity, all its effect, and boldly conceived and execuseems to have been done which the subject ted. The sky is beautiful; perhaps the warequired.
ter is too blue. No. 2. Portrait of Snellinks. VAN DYKI.. No. 6. Portrait of a Gentleman. RAE
It is very seldom that we can see, on this BURN, side of the Atlantic, a picture by Sir Antho. Mr. Raeburn is an English R. A. though a ry Van Dyke. This is an undoubted origi- Scotchman, and resident in Edinburgh. He pal. Snellinks was himself a painter and is sometimes called the Scotch Reynolds, but a friend of Van Dyke's. There is an eiching in from this specimen, we should not think this city by Van Dyke himself, of this head, him deserving the title, unless Scotland is but the person is continued to a half length, very barren of portrait painters, and the title and the hands are very differently disposed is conferred by comparison. of. The hands in the picture under consid- No. 7. Catile Piece. eration, do not appear to be of the same ar- No. 8. Cattle passing over a bridge. tist as the head. This invaluable head is No. 3. The Virgin and Child. CORRIGIO. much injured ; apparently from bad varnish. Here is a picture professing to be an ori. I is in blisters, and the colour begins to peel ginal, by the great Antonio Allegri; parts of off.
it are so fine as to incline us to admit the No. 3. The Virgin and St. Jerome ---Co. claim ; particularly the angel, in the upper pied from CORREGlo's celebrated picture, by part of the composition, our celebrated countryman West, when a No. 10. A loaded Horse, and Callle. youth, studying in Italy.
An admirable picture, master unknown lo The original of this picture is considered us. as one of the most perfect in the world. It No. 11. Cattle and figures. is unrivalled for the charms of grace, colour- No 12. Landscape and Sheep. OMEGANK, ing and just di: position of liglit and shadow. This is one of the most precious pictures Antonio Allegri, called Corregio from the of the exhibition. The finish is exquisite, yet place of bis birth, composed it in 1253 for the touch is free. The colouring is the Briseis, the widow of Ottaviano Bergonzi, a warm tints of nature. The drawing is faultParmesan gentleman, Briseis presented it to less, and the aerial perspective enchanting. the monastery of St. Anthony of Parma. In The eye proceeds with unceasing delight, 1749, the king of Portugal offered the mon- from the sheep and herbage of the foreAsiery 480.000 livres, French, for the picture, ground, to the cow, the goat, the sheep, and and the bargain was likely to be coicluded, the shepherd, of the middle distance; and when the magi-erates of Parma, considering rests, with unabating pleasure on the water, that the loss would be irreperable o their ci- the trees, and the sky. Hours must be spent
in viewing this little picture, or a just esti- A very beautiful companion to Burnet's mate of its value cannot be formed. No. 13. Rural scene by fire-light.
No. 17. Cottage scene by candle-light. A pleasing picture.
A striking picture.
So says the catalogue. The difference Burnet has succeeded in imitating the between this and No. 12, is too apparent to manner of Wilkie, and the expressions of need particular notice : yet it is a beautiful nature. We have seen a print, engraved by picture. W. Burnet himself from his painting.
[To be continued.] No. 15. Inside of a Gothic Cathedral. P£TER NEEF.
Phillip Trajetta, Esq. is preparing for the The museum of France possesses several press, Solos, Dueitos, Terzettos, and Chorusof the pictures of this celebrated master, the sus, sung at the sacred exercises of the Consubjects similar to this, but no one superior servatorio, some of which are to have an to the painting under consideration. It is Italian translation of the English words to an inestimable treasure for any collection, which they are set. and will delight the connoisseur, wbile it In preparation, an Introduction to Singsurprises the common observer. The effect ing, by Uri K. Hill, in which a parallel beboth of linear and aerial perspective, are tween the prevalent solmization of this counhere perfect. The figures are equally beau- try and the Italian solfeggi, will be exemplitiful. It was not unusual for Teniers to fied so as to render the superiority of the paint the figures for Neef. This eminent ar. Italian system easily understood by those tist was born at Anvels in 1570.
who have learnt to sing in the coming No. 16. The jews' harp. Copy after Wil- way. kie, by KREMMEL.
Art. 9. RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.
The Society of Evangelical missions of
Basle have commenced the publication of a British and Foreign Bible Society.
paper, which is to serve as a history of fo. LORD Teignmouth, President of the So- reign missions, and of the diffusion of the
ciety, has received letters from Prince Bible. The Inspector Blumhart has the diAlexander Galitzin, President of the Russian rection of it. The first number contains a Bible Society, gratefully acknowledging the statement of the population of the four quardonation of 20001. from the British Bible ters of the globe, divided into the four great Society, towards printing the Bible in the religious classes : Lettish, Esthonian, and Turkish languages. Christians
175 millions Mr. Pinkerten has already discovered Jews
9 some of the books of the Holy Scriptures in Mabommedans
160 manuscript, in the Turkish language, written Pagans with Greek characters. Auxiliary Societies are extensively forming under the patronage It has been suggested that his Holiness the of the Parent Society at St. Petersburg. Pope is willing to make considerable spiri
Count Rosenblad, President ofthe Swedish tual concessions, for the sake of improving Bible Society, in their behalf, has gratefully the temporal condition of the Roman Caacknowledged the receipt of 5001. froin the tholics in Great Britain and Ireland. It is British Bible Society.
not known whether he will be able to effect His Lordship has also received, from the his object. Crown Prince of Denmark, a very natiering expression of the interest he personally feels In one small province in the Grand Seigin the welfare of the Society, and of his nior's dominions, there are more than 120,000 thanks for the present of some editions of Roman Catholics: in Constantinople there the Holy Scriptures printed under its aus- are at least 80,000. pices.
· The following estimate of the numbers of According to a work upon the property the Jews in the towns and countries of Euof the Clergy and Monks of Spain, which was rope and Asia, where they are most numepublished by a Deputy of the Cortes, their rous, is collected from the documents lately annual revenues amount to no less than 50 published. millions of dollars.
In six districts of Poland, 20,000, in GerIt is said Ferdinand has prohibited the use many, 200,000, in Konigsburgh and Dentziel, of Torture in the Inquisition,
in Prussia, 1,600, in Hungary, 75,500, Gal.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
licia, 80,000, in Constantinople, 30 or 90,000, The Female Bible Society of Geneva. (N. T.) in Salonica, 12 000, in Aleppo, 5,000, Rome, The whole number of Societies Auxiliary to 1000, Leghorn, 15,000, Bohemia, 46,000, this Institution is ninety-fire. Moravia, 27,000.
A Society has been organized in the State
of New Hampshire, under the name of the Hayti.- A Sunday school has been estab- Rockingham Charitable Society, for the purlished at Cape Henry, by a Mr. Gulliver, pose of educating Candidates for the Minisunder the patronage of his Majesty.
try, instruc heathen youth, and supi
porting foreign and domestic missions. Its American Bible Society.
first meeting was held in the beginning of The first Anniversary meeting of the Ame- May, at Exeter. rican Bible Society was held at Washington- The first annual report of the N. Y. FeHall, in the City of New-York, on Thursday male Union Society for the promotion of the 8th of May. General Matthew Clarkson, Sabbath Schools, affords gratisying evidence the Senior Vice-President, present, presided of their attention to the improvement of the Letters were received, apologizing for non- condition of the poor, as well in the economy attendance, from the Hon. Elias Boudinot, of life as the concerns of religion. the venerable President of the Society, from From the annual report of the Female the Hon. John Jay. His Excellency Governor Association of the City of New York, it apSmith, of Cnnecticut, Judge Washington, of pears that the number of Scholars admitted the Supreme Court of the United States during the year was 249, and 103 were dis. Judge Tillghman, of Pennsylvania, Judge charged. There are at present under the Thompson of New-York, and the Vice Pre- care of the Association 503. sident of the United States, the Hon. Daniel The N. Y. Female Auxiliary Bible Society D. Tompkins. The first annual report of the held its Anniversary meeting on the 25th of Society was read by the Secretary, the Rev. April. It appears from the statement of the Dr. Romeyn. We have no room for an Treasurer that the receipts for the last year outline of this interesting paper, which was amounted to $1561. The Society bas paid ordered to be printed. It presents on the over to the American Bible Society, $1350. whole a very encouraging picture of the The Auxiliary Female Bible Society in the progress and prospects of the Institution.- County of St. Lawrence. N. Y. has published The Managers acknowledge, among other an address to the inhabitants of that County. liberalaids, a donation of five hundred pounds From the Report of the Committee of the sterling from the British and Foreign Bible Synud of Geneva, N. Y. it appears there is Society, together with their various trans- an increased attention to religion in that lations of the Bible, and the offer of the loan vicinity. of their stereotype plates.'
Three Sunday Schools have been simultaSome very interesting and eloquent ad. neously established in Richmond, (Va.) by dresses were delivered on this occasion ; and the Methodists, Baptists, and Presbyterians. a very salutary impression was produced on A Sunday school has been lately estab. the minds of a numerous and respectable lished at North Hampton, (Mass.) with about auditory, by the exercises and performances 100 pupils. of the day.
The General Convention of the Protectant The following societies have become aux- Episcopal Church of the United States of iliaries to the American Bible Society ; viz. America assembled in the City of New York The Hampden, B. S. (Mass.) The Lynch- on the 21st of May. It is said to have been burg, B. Š. (Va.) The Auxiliary Female more generally attended than any other conBible Society of the County of St. Lawrence, vocation, of the same denomination, in this (N. Y.) The Seneca County B. S. (N. Y.) country. A sermon was preached before Tlie B. S. of Cumberland County, (Pa.) them at Trinity Church, by the Rt. Rev. BiThe Bible Society of Berkely County, (Va.) shop Griswold, of the Eastern diocess.
ART 10. POETRY.
Dash'd from my lips the tasted cup of bliss,
IMITATION OF HORACE.
10th Ode, Book 2d.
Dart not thy splendours on my wilder'd sight,
My early bopes were, as thy dawning, bright, My youthw visions, as thy colours, gay;.
The winged hours that wasted new delight, On noiseless pinions sped unheard away.
No lingering moment mark'd time's rapid fight, Nor caution watchd the storm that aihusb'd lay,
Till o'er my head it burst with furious sway,
Emhark'd on Life's tempestuous stream,
Beware the storns that lower,
Nor hug the shelving shore.
But seek the goldeu mean;
Mong treacherous shoals by tempests driven, That haunted is by pallid fear,
With pious trust in righteous heaven, And this beset with sordid care,
Sul bolilly tack and wear; True peace is found between.
But when before the breeze you sail,
Your canvass spread to catch the gale, Nor yet let faithless fortune's smile
of breakers, then, take care ! Your generous breast too soon beguile,
E. Nor dread lier tickle frowns,
ANSWER TO E's CHARADE. The power that wakes the whirlwind's rage,
'Tis Grace that heightens beauty's charms, Its idle wrath can quich assuage,
Breathes o'er ber form a chastened air, Andi kindle genial suns.
That, kinciling love, desire disarms, Alternate seasons rule the vear,
And girdling guards the peerless fair. Alternate flowers and fruits appear,
But oh, that spirit of the dove, Ern oceans ebb and flow;
Which swept the monarch minstrel's strings, Apollo, on, the listeniny muse,
Is Grare, which coineth from above, In tupeful numbers, fondiy woos,
With healing in its balmy wings. Nor always bends the bow.
ART. 11. THESPIAN REGISTER.
Monday Evening, April 21. It is a character remarkably adapted to ber. Belle Stralagem.--Tekeli.
Mrs. Baldwin in the Maiden Miss Mortland, E enjoyed a rich ireat in the perform showed her usual discernment.
The amusing afterpiece of My GrandmoStratagem is legitimate comedy ; such as we ther, gave to Miss Johnson, as the heroine, a should be glad to see reinstated in possession scope to hier vivacity: Mr. Hilson's Dickey of the stage. The managers are mistaken if Gossip was no unimportant character. He they think that melo dramas, and horseman- was, deservedly, encored in his song. We ship, and rope-dancing, have more charms like to see an audience occasionally give for a New-York audience than real, old-fa- some indication of the relish with wbich they shioned, racy bumour. If they would oftener take what is set before them. It is a pity that bring up the genuine comedy of better days, they do not sometimes give more audible we believe there is still taste enough extant intimations of their dissatisfaction. The gloto relish its wit, though not wit enough left rinus privilege of hissing should never be re. to imitate its style.
signed by an enlightened auditory, and this The play was admirably supported. Mr. testimony of disapprobation should be exSimpson's Doricourt was very spirited ;--Mir. tended to the scene and sentiment where Robertson was true to Sir George Touchwood; they deserve it, as well as to the acting. We and Fiutler lost none of his levity or noncha- wish we could hear it oftener exercised in lence in the hands of Mr. Hilson. Mr. Car- the New-York theatre. A decided exprespender played unusually well in Sarille, as sion of public opinion always produces saludid Mr. Darley in Courtall. Mr. Barnes was tary effects. excellent in tardy, and even Mr. Anderson
Friday Evening, April 25. unbent in Villiers.
Castle Spectre.— The Weathercock. Miss Johnsou's Letitia Hardy was supe- This absurd play is one of Monk Ghost rior to any performance of hers we have yet Lewis'sextravagant conceits. The introducwitnessed. In her afiected rusticity she was tion of a sheeted spectre, though bad enough irresistibly ludicrous. The other female in all conscience, is not, however, the most parts were extremely well sustained. In disgusting feature in the piece. The impershort we have not often seen a more unique tinences of Father Philip are tedious and representation than was given of this piece. provoking, beyond measure ; and the GerThe only thing we regretted was the tedious man sentimentality of Hassan and his Afriinterlocutions among the dramatis persone, can comrades, is equally preposterous and after the denouement of the plot; these slivuld driestable. In England, wbere they have be omitted.
little intercourse with blacks, such stuti may Wednesday Evening, April 23.
pass for genuine ; but it will not go down To Marry or Not lo Marry.--My Grand- moral and intellectual character, to recog
in this country. We kuow too well their mother.
nize any resemblance, either in the lanWe were very well pleased on the whole, gnage or the principles imputed to them in this evening. Mr. Pritchard's Sir Oliver This drama. We do not think so well of Mortland was coldly correct. Mr. Simpson's them in one respect, nor so ill in another, as Hillon ear was truly diverting. Mr. Robert Mr. Lewis appears to do. Indeed, there son did very well in Laven forth, where the seems to be a general ignorance in Great incident of the scene happened to justify his Britain of the real character of negroes. tragic tone; but there were occasions when We have no objection to the Prince Regent's his dignified drawl became absolute bur- closetting Prince Saunders, if he have a mind lesque.
to it ;-on the contrary we shall rejoice, Miss Johnson was fascinating in Hester. should any benefit accrue to liis oppress