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ing, of surveying the whole kingdom, West Indies has received vast benefits too highly, will appear from the eager- from the exertions of the board at home. ness with which it was imitated in other He refutes soine ridiculous prejudices countries. In France it was begun by conceived against the board on the subthe Directory, and finished under the jects of tithes, and of its surveys being supimmediate orders of Buonaparté: in posed to be intended for furnishing new Russia a beginning has been made, by a sources of taxation; and in the following report for the province of Moscow, paragraph, notices particularly one, which executed by one of the reporters origin- might perhaps have been thought to rest ally employed by this board, and in ihe on a better foundation:carrying on of which no expense has Another source of obloquy, which has been spared. General Washington, in a pressed heavier perhaps than all the rest, letter to the president, thus states his and especially in the minds of the inhaopinion of the county reports: “I have bitants of this city, was the notion, tbat read with pleasure and approbation the the board was the origin of all the enwork you patronize, so much to your deavours to bring cattle to market in an own honour, and the utility of the public. uncommon degree of fatness. "I know Such a general view of the agriculture in nothing you have done, but to bring the several counties of Great Britain, is meat to market so sat that nobody extremely interesting, and cannot fail can eat it,” was an observation of a of being very beneficial to the agricul- member of the house of commons. tural concerns of your country, and to Many pamphlets, and at least forty those of every other wherein they are newspapers, have shewn the same read, and must entitle you to their lamentable ignorance. You, gentlewarmest thanks for having set such a men, well know, that from the first ille plan on foot, and for prosecuting it with stitution to the present moment, the the zeal and intelligence you do. I am beard has never offered a single premium $o much pleased with the plan and exe- for, nor, given its sanction co, any one cution myself, as to pray you to have the measure that had the most distant tengoodness to direct your bookseller to dency to such an effect. This pursuit continue to forward them to me. When flowed into other channels, absolutely the whole are received, I will promote, unconnected with the board; aud there as far as in me lies, the reprinting of them you left it, in my humble opinion, with here. The accounts given to the British great prulence. In the preiniums you board of agriculture, appear in general bave offered, in the practices you have to be drawn up in a masterly manner, so sanctioned (they have extended no as fully to answer the expectations further than the two objects of soiling formed in the excellent plan which pro- cattle and working oxell), you had no duced them; affording at the same time other view than that of increasing the a fund of information, useful in political live-stock of the kingdom, and conse. economy, and serviceable in all coul- quently the quantity of meat in the tries,"
market, without the smallest attention to Mr. Young then specifies some of the the degree of its fatness. There is not a beneficial practices in husbandry, which, single measure that was ever adopted by frons being confined to particular dis- this board, from the original establishi tricts, or even to the operations of indi- ment to the present moinent, that had viduals, have been brought into general not a direct tendency to increase the knowledge and adoptioxi, by means of common and wholesoine food of the the printed agricultural reports. As lower classes of the people, and to instar.ces of these he mentionis warping; ameliorate their condition by every fogging certain descriptions of grass- means that human foresight could devise. lands; sowing winter-iares on bad grass Mr. Youog concludes with observing : lands, as a sure means of improving Upon the whole, there is no person who them; putting in all sorts of spring corn will give a serious consideration to the without any spring-ploughing, upon conduct of the board, but must be disstrong or wet soils; and the use of long posed to admit, that it is an institution fresh dung, in preference to that which which has deserved well of the public. is rotten. He adds also the clear illus- To the farmers of the kingdom, you have Iration which they have given to the made no other return for their unfounded achantages of drill husbandry; and suspicions than that which flows in a points out instances in which even the constant stream of benefits. You have agriculture of both the East aud the made known, for the interest of all, the
advantageous practices of a few; you well know how to draw wise conclusions have sought with unvarying anxiety the from the premises you have created, you means of their instruction; and thou- have given repeater and convincing sands are enjoying at this moment the prouls: no advice offered by you has profit derived from practices, the origin been acted upon withjut decided sucof which is to them unknown. The cess; none has been rejected without landlords of the kingdom niust be under the mischief coming in fuli alief to the equal obligations to an instirution, whose eye of the politician: you would have uniformn efforts tend to establish the spi. remedied one former scarcity, and you Tit of improvement in every district of would have absolutely prevented anothe empire. The lovers of science will ther; should a third afllct the kingdom, rejoice in see, that the exertions of the and insufficient remedies be applied, board directly tend to give the same not a shadow of blame can rest on this foundation to agricultural knowledy, institution, which has pomted out those which so many other efforts of the human lines of conduct which experience has mind have long rested upon. That you proved to be effective.
REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.
THE talent science, and variety, dis
Truelve Songs, with an Accompaniment for the Six Italian Arietts, with an Accompaniment for
Piano forte or Harp. Composed ana dedi the Piano-forre. Composed and dedicated 10 cated to the Marquis of Funtly, by Jobn Ross,
the Chevalier la Cair.eu, by B. dsisliy asg esq. of Aberdeen. 10s. 6d.
Composer and Music Lirector at the Royal
Court of Mian. THE
These arietts are written in a highly. played in this collection, will not fail finished style. The ideas are every where to attract the attention of the lovers of good distinguished by tht ir delicacy, pathos, or pocal composition. The melodies are in spirit, and the accompaniment is rich and general natural and smooth in their con appropriate. The introductory recitastruction; and the accompaniment is cal- tions are forcibly impressing, and exhibit culated to heighten and enforce the effect. the modulation of a real master, The air beginning with “Supremely blest those hours of youth;”. “While many a “The wild Glen wbere bideth my Love," a Gler, fond and blooning maid;" "O cease with
for two Sopranos and a Bass. Composes by soft soul-melting strain;" “Why dost ihoa John Clarke, Mus. Doc. Cantab. 115. 6d. weep, O gentle lady?" are impressively pathetic, and evince a feeling and taste
This glee, which is set a ballata, formnot generally indulged to the heart and ing a harmonized ballad of two verses, is mind.
perfectly simple in its construction, yet
possesses much interest, while it evinces Trois Duos Concertants pour la Harp et le Piano- a taste in conception, and a judgment in
forte. Composé et dedié à Lady Mildmay, par expression, only found in the productions 1. L. Dussek, esq. 7s.
of the real master. The flat ninth at the
words “the dark turbid waters" is hapThis work is to appear in three num- pily appropriate; and the general sentibers, the first of which is before us, and ment of the poet is well consulted, contains one complete duo. Mr Dussek withholds none of his vivid imagina. “Soft as the Silver ray that sleeps," (Cunt Mtion and brilliant execution from his Duos tana's Song in Udelpbo ) Composed by Decter Concertants. They appear in each of the
Jokn Clarke, of Cambridge. 55. movements with a grace and a spirit high The melody Dr Clarke has giren to ly favorable to their proudest powers, "Count Morano's song." has the merit In a word, the passages are original, and of being perfectly analogous to the style conceived with vigor; while the union of of the words. The passages flow with a the two instruments is every where con- still smoothness that bespeaks great favor duered with a skill and cunning, which in erpression; and the piano-forte accounmust conciliate the scientific, and delight paniment and symphonies are elegant the aipateur.
"Ve! cor piu non mi Sento.” Sung by Signora As far as we are enabled to judge by the
Casalan, at the King's Theatre. Arranged merits of the sample before us, for ibe Piaro-forte, by I. Mazzingbi, esg. la Dance" will forin a useful little work 2s.6d.
for young practitioners on the instrument This celebrated air forms, by Mr. Maz- for which it is intended. zinghi's judicious treatment, an excellent subject for a piano-forte exercise. The Morgiana in Ireland, a favorite Dance, arranged Tariations with which he has so ingenious
as a Rondo for the Piano-forte, by I. Blewitt.
1s, 6d. ly enriched it, greatly enhance the value of the publication (especially to practi
The ease and simplicity of this arrangetioners), and set both the taste and skill fail to recommend it to the attention of
ment of “Morgiana in Ireland," will not of the composer in the fairest point of view,
those piano-forte practitioners who have A Selection of the most admired and original Ger. The passages are well turned, and every
not passed the earlier stages of execution. mau Waltzes, never before pull sbed. Adapied for the Harp and Piumo forte. Dedicated in any calculated to improve the finger of 19 the Princess Charlotte of Wales, by E iward Fones, Harp-Master and Bard to the Prince Tyrolese Morch and Rondo, for the Piano-forte. of Wales.
Composed by Mr. Hoist. These waltzes, which are forty-nine in This “ Tyrolese march" is conceived number, are selected with taste. They with spirit, and the rondo is founded on are, for the most part, short, simple, and a subject as pleasing as it is original. pleasing, and will well serve the purpose Simplicity of style and ease of execution swhich we should suppose Mr. Jones chiet- appear to have been Mr. Holst's chief ly had in view, that of agreeably leading objects; and these, it is no compliment the juvenile finger through the first stages to say, he has well attained. of practice,
The fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh, Mergiana. Arranged as a Rondo for the Piang- numbers of the vocal works of Handel, forte. 1s 6d.
with a separate accompaniment for the This little rondo is arranged with tole- organ or piano-forte, have appeared since rable aduiress. Its principal recommen
we last noticed this elegant and useful dation however, will be the simplicity work, and continue to exhibit the spirit and ease of its style, which render it an
and liberality of the publishers, Messrs. eligible school exercise. Though short, Button and Whitaker, as well as the its subject givessit interest; and the digres- taste and judgment of the conductor, Dr. sive matter does not lend the ear astray. tispieces to Alerunder's Feast, and the
John Clarke, of Cainbridge. The frone Number 1. of Vive la Dance, a Selection of the Oratorio of Saul, are remarkably well
most admired Csuntry Dances, arranged as designers, as well as finely executed: and Du tts for two Performers on one Piano foril. in an address to the subscribers attached By eminent Authors. 25.
to the screnth number, the proprietors The present duett is arranged by Mr, promise a highly-finished engraving with Blewitt, The two parts lie well for the the Messiah, from an exquisite original lands, and combine with good effect. Ecce Homo, by Carlo Dolci.
MONTILY RETROSPECT OF THE FINE ARTS. The Use of all New Prints, and Communication of Articles of Intelligence, &c. are
requested under Cover lo the Care of the Publisher.
Telemachus and Mentor discovered by Calypso
knee at her feet, in an attitude of awe the Sberes of ber Islard; painted by Ř. Wes. and veneration. Mentor stands with tall, R. A. engraved by Edward Scriven, downcast eyes, as reflecting on the conbistorical engraver to their Royal Highnesses sequences of landing on the shores of this ibe Prince and Princess of Wales; and pub- dangerous goddess, and fearing the in. listed by Clay and Scriven, Ludgate-bill, fatuation of bis youihfui charge. A disLondon.
tant rolling sea and cloudy horizon on V this picture Calypso is standing on one side, and the dashing surf on the troubled doubt; Telemachus is on one tion.
Calypso is painted above the
usual stature of feinales, according to some of the British artists. Grand the opinions of the ancients of their works have not been produced by the deities; her dress is light and elegant, efforts of this society; on the contrary, her face beautiful, and her whole form some of the greatest works of the Eng. lucid and shining. The figure of Men- lish school have been returned on the tor is grand and imposing; bis drapery hands of the artists, and they have either broad and well cast, consisting of few declined exhibiting, or have turned their simple folds: the expression of his face hands to more fashionable, and conseprecisely that of the poet's description. quently more saleable, productions. This Telemachus's is that of an ardent youth is the cause of the prevalence of fancy struck with the graces of the beauteous works and cabinet-sized pictures in this goddess ; his attitude and action be- exhibition, and the paucity of historical speaks his meaning, and his doubt of her productions. The fault, however, does mortality: "O vous, qui que vous soyez, not lie with the society so much as with mortelle ou déesse. "_" Ayez pitié de the public or the purchasers; the society nos malheurs; et si vous savez, o dec sse, endeavour, collectively, to produce hisce que les destinées ont fait pour sauver torical painters hy premiums; but, in. ou pour perdre Ulisse, daignez en in- dividually, they seem more anxious to struire son fils Télémaque.” The land- model the English school of art after the scape, sea, and other accessories of the Dutch than the Roman schools ; yet, picture, are appropriate and well design- although this exhibition will noc place ed, and the whole picture is altogether the British school in the highest class of worthy of the pencil of Westall. The art in the eye of the discriminating cri. engraving is in a mixt manner of the tic, yet, in the class it does belong io, it stroke and dot, and is beautifully execut- ranks very high. ed; the drawing is correct, the faces and As is to be expected, many of the extremities delicately stippled, and the fo- pictures are from the last exbibition of liage, sea, and coarser draperies, forcibly the Royal Academy, and most of the marked with the line; and there is a depth new historical ones are for the premiums And strength of colour and vigourous effect offered by the society, who, very proin this print that is seldom witnessed in perly, have not decided on the best preso large a one (the size of the Storm in vious to the exhibition; which prejudices Harvest) in this manner. Mr. Scriven, the public mind against the unsuccessful whose abilities in this line of art are fully pictures, whatever positive merit, when acknowledged, has seldom exerted his ta- removed from the competition, they may lents with such effect as in the print now possess. before us, and which deserves a place in NORTIT ROOM, WEST SIDE. every collector's portfolio.
No. 1. An Elder Vestal attending the sacred Six Prints, illustrative of Marmion, a poetical
Tale, by Walter Scott, esq. drawn by Richard A plain unaffected picture, possessing
metus. H. Corbould. an ample detail of the subjects of this interesting set of prints; they are designed A creditable specimen of youthful abiin the usual tasteful manner of Westall; lity in the higher walk of art; the drawand the engravings in the struke or line ing academical and correct. manner by C. Heath, are in the same 3. Taking down from the Cross. Fosepb Barney. style of excellence that distinguish bis
A bold attempt, and with some suc. other works,
cess. Exhibition of the Works of British Artists, placed 4. Samson breaking bis Bonds. G. F. Jesepb.
in tbe Gallery of the British Institution for promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom, but rather wanting in expression and
The drawing of this picture is guod, for Exhibition and Sale, Pall Mall, 1810.
force, This is the fifth exhibition of this useful and patriotic society, and although
5. The Evering Prayer. H. Singleton. it may be doubted, whether they have A picture of a class which the old criforwarded the fine arts of England or no, tics termed conversation-pieces. Mr. it is certain they have contributed to the Singleton's style of colouring is better eoruforts and pecuniary semuneration of adapted, from its ideal nature, to the
grand than the familiar : it is not sufficie treated with that fidelity to the story that ently natural.
makes au historical picture most value 7. The Pineb of Sauf. M. W. Sharp.
. able; the grouping is the worst part of A picture of the same class. The divided; the expression is natural and
the picture, the figures being too much subject is a collation, with a lady singing affecting ; the drawing and costume faith, and accompanying herself on the lute; ful and elegant; and the architectural an old man appears in an extacy of de back-ground characteristic and well light, while a young man is waggishly of
painted. fering a boy a pinch of snuff, who is sneezing, and interrupting the performance. 57. The Citizens of Calais delivering their Keys
to Edward III. W. Hilton. The story is well told; the costume (Spanish) forms richly: it is delicately This victure is of a very superior class) painted, and highly finished. The ar. and contains many excellencies: the exchitectural back-ground is well executed, pression of Edward and his queen, are but is not characteristic of the country or historically true, but the king's attitude the scene.
is rather too theatrical; the humble pos
tures of the citizens compose well for the 9. A Herd attacked by Lions; one of the compartments of obe Shield of Aebilles. Hom. grouping, but are unfortunately not true: Iliad, book xvii. R. Westall, R. A.
there is much force and spirit in the This picture was in the last exhibition handling, and a feeling of true and ge
nuine coloring. of the Royal Academy; its merits therefore are before the public. The co
61. Paulo and Francesco; from the Inferno of louring is splendid, the composition
Dante. 4.7. Oliver, A. R. A. grand, and the execution bold and vigor- The drawing and coloring of this pic
ture are not amiss, but the character is 34. The Assassination of Dentalus. B. R. Hay.
common place. don.
64. Themistocles taking refuge ac tbe Court of
Admetus. H Sass. This picture was also noticed in the review of the last exhibition of the Royal There is much good coloring and cor Academy.--Vide Mon. Mag. for June, rect imagination in this picture thrown 1809.
away upon feeble drawing and incorrect 36. Cbrist blessing Little Children. H. How perspective; a little more study and aturd, R. A.
tention, with some alteration that such a
revision would suggest, would make this a An excellent picture, combining truth and simplicity.
good picture. (To be continued.)
INTELLIGENCE. 49. Henry and Emma. S. Woodfurde, R. A.
The Royal Academy will open for the This picture, from one of the most af. reception of original works of art for the fecting poems in the English language, is ensuing exhibition, on the 5th and 6th of treated with much natural expression; this month, and the exhibitiou will comthe colouring is good, the chiaroscuro mence on the 10th. Many fine pictures bold and vigorous; and the whole has a are in preparation; and report speaks fastrong sunny appearance, but rather too vorably of this approaching annual display bard and decisive : the tints should be of the talents of the British school, more broken,
Mr. Fuseli has just completed a course 52. The Dearb of Marmion. J. Pocock.
of admirable lectures on the Principles over this picture that is not inappropriate attended, and received with that atten
There is a sober serious tone of colour and Practice of Painting, in the Royal to the subject; but there appears in it a tion and applause, which must ever acwant of that study, without which no artist can arrive beyond mediocrity.
company the forcible doctrines of this
powerful critic. 53. Alcestis, tbe Wife of Admetus, brought from The Water Color Exhibition opens the
ibe Infernal Regions, and restored to bim by beginning of May. As does also the Hercules. R. Cook.
annual Exhibition of Works of Art at An excellent design, from one of the Edinburgh. butt interesting tables of antiquity, and