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Lonsdale; North west View from Ulles. some admirable monumental designs water-lane, Evening, J. M. W. Turner, and basso-rilie us. Westinacott exhibits R.A. is one of those enchanting scenes some classical productions. Vollekens, that England alone can boast, executed as usual, shines in the department of in a most transcendant style of effect : bustos; Bubb has a very good one in the same character awaits Mr. Turner's marble of Lord Nelson; and Bacon, an other pieces. No. 115. The North View elegant figure of the late Mr. Pilt, and of the same House; and 158. Petwor!h, some god busts. The Ilonourable Mrs, Susser, the Seat of the Earl of Egremont; Damer has an admirable head of a Muse, Dewy Morning; which even surpasses in bronze, the others: the mist rising on the lawn in On the whole, judging from the present front of the house, is among the happiest Exhibition, the progress of the Is til effects of Turner's pencil; in fact, the school may be thus estimated :—To be uncommon brilliancy of this charn.ing retrograde in grand historical and poetipicture produces the saine effect on the cal composition; to be increasing in corneighbouring pieces, as hanging them rect drawing and chaste coloring; emiagainst the pier of a window through, pent in portrait; and beyond competition which the sun is shining. 102. The En- in landscape. In sculpture, rather pretty trance to Conway Castle, Sir G. Beau- than grand; and in architecture, abson mont, II. is worthy of the pencil of a lutely fallen from the “high estate” the professor. 197. A Lundscupe, in which other of the sister arts would warrant. is introduced the Story of Diana und The friends of brilliant talents and Acteon, A. W. Callcott, R.A. is may amiable manners and disposition, wallanificent in composition, forcible in exe- ment to bear of the premature death of cution, but partakes too much of an af- that able and emninent artist, Lewis Schi. fectation of being like some of the old avonetti ; a pleurisy put an end to the days masters rather than nature, which Mr.Call of this important man (to the arts) in the cott must know, from his own former zenith of his fame. llis works are well successes, to be the best guide. Under known, and will inmortalize his name. this head, although not in their proper llis etchings for Blair's Grave; bis head class, must not be omitted the excellent of Blake, after Philips's picture; are Sea pieces of Mr. R. B. Hoppner; and wonders in the style be adopted his one by Pocock, of a Wreck, No. 118.
Death of Tippoo Saib, and other large The architectural departinent of this plates, with an almost innumerable cila year is below mediocrity. Mr. Soane lection of the most tasteful book-prinss has some designs for a theatre, which are ever executed, are among the works of not much better than some he has been this lamented artist.
lle was employed in the habit of despising ; although they till just before his deatlı, on an engraving possess much positive merit, they are from Stothard's well-known picture of the not sufficiently gay and playful for thea- Pilgrim's Procession, from Chaucer, which tral edifices. Mr. Soane has also some he has left unfinished. Some authentic drawings of various parts of the Bank of particulars of his life, and a list of his England as executed, which are appro. principal works, shall be given in our priate and classical as designs, but not so next Number. well drawn as bas been usual from his
The London Architectural Society office.
have just published another volume, a Mr. Gandy's designs for the New As- Selection from the Essays read betore sembly Room, Liverpool, are gay and them; containing, one on Taste, by Jos. splendid in selection, and of uncomnion Woods, jun.; on Bridge-Building, by beauty in drawing. All the rest, with the James Savage; and on Foundations, lvy exception of a Restoration of the lem- James Elmes: also an Essay on the Doc ple of Jupiter Olympius at Agrigentum, ric Order, with places, by Edmund Aikin. by R. Smirke, jun. Å. are of that com- They shall be voticed next month, inon-place description that must be ex.
No. I, of “ The Fine Arts of the Ent pected to arise from the neglect which lish School,” is just published, which shall ibis branch of the fine arts is receiving, also receive due attention at the same and bas for a long while received, from time. the Academy. If the Royal Academy
Proposals have been issued by Messrs. will thus suffer the genius of their archi- Bydell and Mr. Wilkie, nu Mr. Bura tectural students to run riot, they must net, for publishing, by sub-caption, an not complain of the degradation of the Engraving from the celebraci painting national taste which has ensued.
of the Blind Fidler, by Wilkie; to be 'The sculptures this year are not nu- executed in the line manner by Burnet. merous, but excellent. Flaxman has Two highly-finished engravings of the
Interior of Henry the Seventh's Chapel, seems to have neglected the superior walks combining precision of perspective repre- of this art, leaving the engraver, however sentation with that species of effect most enlarged his views or his talents, to practise characteristic of that celebrated and in- in a narrow field, where his powers are cir. teresting specimen of the florid Gothic, cumscribed, and he can reap but little proft and on a scale sufficiently large to admit and no reputation. If he occasionally proof much detailed architectural informa- duces a large work, which may he supposed tion, from drawings by Mr. John More to have given proper scope to his mind, it is ton, jun. are nearly ready for publica. generally some slight engraving done in haste tion.
at a small expence. Perplexed with absurdia
ties, and seeing nothing before him but sorry The British Institution has awarded
prospects, the engraver is not only disappoint. the premiuin of 100 guineas to Mr. B. ed in his views of that independence to which R. Haydon, son of Mr. H. bookseller, of every liberal art has an attachment and just Plymouth, for the best historical picture claim, but his proper feeling of ambition, this year. The subject is, the Death of which alone can make him serviceable to his Dentatus.
country's reputation, is mortified, disgusted,
and at last exhausted. Thus the higher walk (Continued from page 482.) of engraving gradually becomes deserted, and According to the promise in the last without the immediaie interference of the Number, a few additional particulars are public-spirited amateurs of England, this na. given of the Society for the Encourage has acquired through the productions of
tion is in danger of losing the reputation it ment of the Art of Engraving. The pro- Strange, Woollett, and Bartolozzi. Such a re fessed objects of this patriotic society, flection too, is more particularly mortifying, are to restore the art of engraving to the
and it is hoped will more immediately excite rank which it ought to hold among the the spirit of the country, when it is well jne arts; to the protection of living known, that it is not only the fashion among artists; and to the production of fu- all ranks in France to form extensive collec: ture excellence in the same line. The tions of prints, but that the French governcommittee of managers are, His Royal ment has directed one of the best parts of its Highness the Duke of Gloucester, ile ambition to the cultivation of the fine arts, Marquis of Stafford, the Marquis of and has employed engravers in all parts of Douglas and Clydesdale, the Earl of Europe to enrich irs galleries and museums." Dartmouth, Sir John Fleming Leicester, The forwarding the views of the Chal. bart. (who is also treasurer), Sir Mark cographic Society appears to be an act Sykes, bart. Sir Abraham Hume, bart. of natioral consequence, and of tirst-rate Sir Thomas Bernaril, bart. Wm. Smith, importance to the encouragement of the esq. M.P. Samuel Whitbread, esq. M.P. arts of design, and will doubtless receive J. P. Anderdon, esq. Thomas Hope, esq. that encouragement its liberal plans de In addition to our former intelligence, it serve; and every lover of his country's is intended that each plate, after having fame and arts, will lend assistance to its produced the limited number of one infant endeavours to obtain the following thousand impressions, shall be absolutely sound national objects:-1st. A rescue of destroyed, by which means the true tone the nobler province of the art of engravand vigor of the engraving will be pre-ing in this country from total degradation served. Also, an establishment is to be and decay; 2diy. A most desirable rivalry formed, to which every engraver may of the French, who are growing as ambisend his works for exhibition and sale, tious in arts as they are in arms, and thus facilitating his own interests, and the would fain get the start of us in every views of such subscribers as may wish to race for renown; 3illy. The perinanenit select an artist for employment. Pro- advancement of the art, by means of its wpectuses and shares may be had, at national museum and school, which will Messrs. Down and Co. 'Bartholomewo give it at once improvement, stability, lane; Drummond Charing Cross; Ham- and dignity; and, 4ibly. The comfort meisleys, Pall Mall, tankers; of any of and support of lielpless old age, and obthe before-mentioned committee; and jects not only dear to the hearts and ba. of Mr. Cromek, secretary to the society, bits of Englishmen, but expressire of the 64, Newman-streci, Oxford street. The true effects of polite art, which never following extracts from their inemorial to proves its intiuence so finely as in the the noblenen and gentlemen who pa- persection of the social fi clings. We tronize the institution, will serve to shew cannot close this article without entrenits objects and tendency:
ing our readers to give the society's plan 16 For sɔme years past, national patronage and address a careful reading.
VARIETIES, LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL.
Including Notices of Works in Hand, Domestic and Foreign. Authentic Communications for this Article will always be thankfully received, HE sixth portion of the History of nine handsome volumes duodecimó. A dred of Guthlaxton, almost all the copies tolic Commission, is also just published. of which were destroyed by the fire at The Rev. H. H. BADER, of the British Messrs. NICHOLLS's, is nearly reprinted, Museum, has just published a new ediand may be expected to appear in July. tion of Wiclif's Version of the New TesThe hundred of Sparkenhoe, which will tament. Prefixed to this most ancient complete the work; is also in great for- English Version of the New Testament, wardness.
are Memoirs of the Life of Dr Wiclit; PROFESSOR DUGAID STEWART, of and an Historical Account of the Saxon Edinburgh, will shortly publish a quarto and English Versions of the Scriptures volume of Moral Essays.
previous to the fifteenth century; embelMr. Beloe has put to press a fifth vo- lished with an elegant portrait. lame of his Anecdotes of Literature. A new edition of Dr. Lamont's Ser
The second volume of The Artist is mous, on the most prevalent vices, is in completed, consisting, like the former, of the press, and will appear early in AuEssays on Subjects of Science and the gust. Arts, chiefly written by men of eminence Mr. Fowler, of Winterton, has comin their respective professional studies. pleted fac-siinile engravings of the prio
The History of the National Debt, in cipal Mosaic Pavements which have one volume octavo, a posthumous work of been discovered in the course of the last the late Mr.J.J.GPELLIER, so well known and present centuries, in various parts of to the generality of our readers by his Great Britain: and also, engravings of various writings on different branches of several subjects in Stained Glass in the political economy, will be published next windows of the catliedrals of York, Linanonth.
coln, &c. the whole executed on twentyMr. GRANT, -author of Institutes of seven piates; and each impression acLatin Grainmar, has made considerable curately coloured after the original subprogress in preparing for the press, a com- ject of che respective plates. prehensive work on the English Lan The author of Nubilia, is about to guage, which will be found to combiné commence a periodical work, entitled the several new and important practical ad- Contemplatist; a Number of which will vantages.
be published every Saturday. Mr. W. Moore, of the Royal Military The Rev.Theoph Abauzit, has in the Acadeiny, Woolwich, has in a state of press, an edition of the Book of Common forwardness, a Treatise on the Doctrine Prayer of the Church of England, in the of Flaxions, with its application to all the French language; the gospels, epistles, most useful parts of the true theory of and psalms, are taken from the edition of gunnery, and other very curious and im- Geneva, in 1805. portant matters relating to military and A romance in three volumes, under naval science. The fuxions will be the title of the Spectre of the Mountain preceded by such parts of the science of of Grenada, will be published early in mechanics as are necessary for reading the ensuing month. the work without any reference to other The Rev. Samuel ELSDALE, curate of authors.
Surfleet, near Spalding in Lincolnshire, The first volume of the Theological has nearly ready for publication, a small works of Mr. ARCHIBALD M'LEAN, one volume, under the title of D'ath, Judyof the pastors of the Baptist church, Edin- ment, Ileaven, and Hell, a poem, with burgh, which, from the unexpected de- other pieces, with additions and emendmand, the proprietors were under the ations. Becessity of reprinting, is now finished, The Rev. I. SPENCE, late curate of and ready for delivery. Volumes 5th Spalding in Lincolnshire, has upon the and 6th, containing the Paraphra-c and eve of publication his Farewell Sermon, Cominentary on the Epistle to the Ile- on taking leave of that parish. brews, will be immediately put to press, A new edition of DuGDALE's Warwick and the subsequent volumes will be pubá spire, with the additions of Dr. Thomas, Tished as spécdily as possible. The whole, and a Continuation to the present time, when finished, will consist of eight or is now preparing for the press by some
Warwickshire antiquaries, who have col- fully dried by filtering paper, cut a thin lected much original matter of local in- slice, divide it into as many pieces as terest and historic importance from va. can expeditiously he done, and introduce rious private repositories hitherto unex. each piece into a small bottle, with as plored. The work will be comprised in mucb'lime as will surround it. Lime three volumes folio; and, in addition to slaked in the air, and submitted to a strong such of the original subjects as must ne- red heat in a black-lead crucible for cessarily be re-engraved, will be embel- twenty minutes, is in a good state for lished with select views of the most in- the purpose. The bottle when full may teresting objects of architectural and an- be exposed, corked, to the radiant heat tiquarian curiosity in the county. of a fire, till some of the pieces of phos
Mr. Turner, of the Middle Temple, phorus have assumed an orange tint. It is preparing a new work on Conveyana will then be ready for immediate use. cing, to consist of a collection of modern But the heating is not necessary, if the precedents, with notes and illustrations; bottle is not wanted for immediate use, and a practical introduction on the lan- and it will continue longer in a services guage and structure of Conveyances. able state. In using the bottle the mouth
Mr. Joseph Harpur has nearly ready should be closed as soon as the match for publication, an Essay on the Princi- is withdrawn. Bottles thus prepared ples of Philosophical Criticism, applied continue serviceable four or five months, to poetry:
though very frequently used. A third and last volume of the Temple Mr. Yeates has been for some time of Truth, under the title of Additional employed in collating the manuscripts Studies, is in the press,
brought from India to England by the The Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan, Rev. Dr. Buchanan, and presented by commonly called the Persian Prince, in him to the University of Cambridge. Asia, Africa, and Europe, during the From the account given of them by Mr. years 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802, writ- Yeates, the following particulars are ten by himself in the Persian language, extracted :-These manuscripts are and translated by CHARLES STEWART, chiefly biblical, and are written in the esq. are preparing for publication. Hebrew, Syriac, and Ethiopic, languages:
The History of Lincoln, with an Ap- the Hebrew manuscripts were obtamed pendix, containing a list of the members from the black Jews, who have had returned to serve in parliamert, will settlements in India from time immemo. speedily be published in a duodecimo rial. These Jews ditfer in many respects volume.
from those of other countries, and bear Mr. Toy has in the press, a work on evident marks of being descendants from Scripture Geography, containing a de- those ancient dispersions we read of in scription of the most distinguished coun. sacred history. They call themselves tries and places noticed in the Holy Bene Israel; they have the llebrew Scripture, with a brief account of the Pentateuch, but scarcely know of any most remarkable historical events con- other books of Scripture. A copy of the nected with the subject, intended to fa. Hebrew Pentateuch, written on goat. cilitate the study of the sacred writings. skins, and found in one of their syna.
A new edition of Bishop Earle's Mi- gogues, is in the Buchanan collection, crocosinograply, is in the press. This The Syriac manuscripts were collected curious and entertaining volume was from the Syrian Christians in Travancore originally printed in 1628, and contains and Malayala, where a race of Christians a variety of allusions illustrative of the bad existed ever since the apostolic manners of hat age.
times; and the native Indian christians The Norrisian prize in the University bear the name of Christians of St. of Carnbridge, is this year adjudged to Thomas to this day. They have the HENRY JEREMY, B. A. of Trinity Col. Bible, and other books, not in our canon, lege, for his Essay on the Connection of extant in the Syriac language ; and theirs Learning and Religion
is perhaps the purest of all the versions By an accurate calculation, it appenrs of 'Scripture now known. There is in that, in the course of the last year, Great Dr. Buchanan's collection, a copy of the Britain produced 600,000 packs of wool, Bible, containing the books of the Old each weighing 2-10 ls.
and New Testament, with the Apocry. A correspmient gives the following pla, written ou large folin vellum, and in improved method of preparing phospho- the ancient or Estrangelo character, and rus bottles. The phosphorus being care. which was a present to the doctor fron
Mar Dionysius, the archbishop of the able so to affect the electricity of the Ludian church. But though all these clouds as to produce the same effects as MSS. were brought from India, some Nature produces froin the action of mounwere written at Antioch, in Mesopo- tains and the points of trees, leaves, tamia, and in other parts of Syria, Asia, and vegetables, and he submitted the and Africa. The Hebrew Pentateuch idea to the notice and adoption of paalready mentioned, being probably one triotic and philosophical governments: of the oldest MSS. extant, is a curiosity The idea of regulating the weather may, of the highest value and iinportance. It is on a superficial view, appear to be a very written upon a roll of goat-skins, dyed bold one; but when it is considered red, and was found a the record-chest of that man triumphs over the seasons, a synagogue of the black Jews, in the and subjects Nature in many other interior of Malayala, in 1806. It mea- respects to his rule, an artificial means sures in length forty-eignt feet, and in of affecting the clouds ought not to be breadth about twenty-two inches, or a considered as impossible; and the noJewish cubit. The book of Leviticus, tion deserves to be re-considered on ac and most parts of Deuteronomy, are count of the immense value and great iniwanting. The original length of the roll portance of the objects in contemplation. was not less than ninety feet, as appears
The following curious circumstance from calculation, and it is properly respectivg the toad, is communicated by a Morocco, though now much faded. In correspondent to Nicholson's Journal: its present state, it consists of thirty- "A person," says he, “in the neighbourseven skins, contains one hundred and hood of Maidstone, who manufactures seventee:. columns of writing, perfectly brown paper, informed me, while I was clear and legible, and exhibits a noble observing his people at work, that he bad exainple of the inanner and form of the frequentiy placed a toad amidst a pile of most ancient Hebrew manuscripts among sheets to be pressed, and always found it the Jews. The columns are a palm alive and well on taking it out, though it broad, and contain from forty-five to must bave sustained with the paper a fifty lines each. Some of the skins pressure equivalent to several tous; but a appear more ancient than others, and it frog could never survive the same degree is evideni, from a bare inspection, that of pressure. I sought a long time for a they were not all written at the same toad to see the experiment myself, but period, or by the same hand.
was unable to find one till after the men Tue Droueut.-About twenty years had left work." ago, Sir Richard Puillips published a Sir George MACKENZIE, accompanied dissertation, in which, arguing froin the by wir. Henry Holland, and Mr. Rranalogy of Nature, he conceived it in the Chard Bright of the University of Edinpower of man to regulate the weather to burgh,has sailed from Leith for Stromness, certain extents. Nature, he remarked, whence they proceed to Iceland, in a provides high mountains and the innu- vessel from London. The object of this nierable spiculæ of leaves and grass, as arduous undertaking is to explore a part means by which the electricity of the of that inhospitable country, which atinosphere and the clouds is regue nevertheless, in the circumscribed state lated. Drouglas arise when these, trom of our commerce, is well worth the attenan accidental absence of rain or mois- tion of Great Britain. In return for our ture, cease to be good conductors, and coarse fabrics, we might procure from it a rainy season is a consequence of these such articles as Iceland, with proper mabecoming to powerful as conductors. nagement, would yield in great plenty, Ilence mountains, trees, and vegetation, such as fish, oil, feathers, and sulphur, the încrease the quantity of rain in all coun: scarcity of which last article is such as tries, and the cause and effect alternately to have already attracted the notice of interchange. Hence too the immutable parliainent. sterility of certain districts of Africa and At a late meeting of the Society of Asia; and hence likewise the changes Arts, a premiuin of fifty guineas was which have been observed to take place awarded to Mr. John Davis, of Johnin the fertility of countries. All the pe- street, Spitalfields, for a highly ingenious culiar phenomena of Peru, and other fire-escape, which promises to be of countries, may also be referred to the great utility in decreasing the number of same causes. The practical deduction personal accidents which are so fre which Sir Richard Phillips made from quently occurring in cases of fire. This this reasoning was, that man, by means contrivance consists of a curious yet of' very high netallic conductors, may be simply-constructed ladder, or rather