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Netscher, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Hilliard, Oli in the picture is, as it ought to be, the Duke ver, Cooper, Petitot, &c.
of Wellington, mounted on his charger CopenIn one of the rooms appropriated to this | hagen. Regarding this as a single figure, withexhibition, we find what is of itself deserving out reference to surrounding objects, it constiof a visit, by all who are interested in ancient tutes a fine display of cool self-possession and seience and literature, the sculpture of the cir- dignified heroism. It is simple, grand, and cular zodiac of Dendera, which was copied imposing. Thus we have nearly exhausted our from the original (now in the public library at praise. The moment of action is that of the Paris) in Carrara marble, by order of Buona- | evening of the 18th of June, when the Duke parte. Independently of its illustration of of Wellington, hearing of the approach of the Egyptian antiquity, it is a beautiful specimen | Prussians, orders a general attack upon the of art.*
French. In our estimation, the scene altogether
betrays too much repose for a time of such inBATTLE OF WATERLOO.
tense and active interest. Little, we apprehend, Pieneman's picture of the Battle of Water could be determined from the picture itself, loo, exhibiting in a wooden booth-like fabric in without the printed description and key-it Hyde Park, forces itself upon our attention as does not tell its own story.
Its faults of pera weed that has no business there.” Cer- || spective and of drawing are numerous; and the tainly the picture, whatever may be its merit, | colouring, especially of the flesh, is any thing is out of its place; unless indeed it were fair- || but that of nature. To the latter remark there time, and its receptacle were kept in countenance are, of course, some exceptions. The horses, by other booths and shows. Mr. Pieneman is || generally speaking, are much finer fellows than described as a member of the Royal Institution, the men. Some of the portraits, however, are and First Director of the Royal Academy of | sufficiently striking. Had we been that hero, Amsterdam, Knight of the Order of the Lion the Prince of Orange, we think we should not of the Netherlands, &c. The principal object have been at all desirous of occupying so pro
minent a station on the canvas. A great deal The original was purchased by Louis might be said about this picture, but we shall XVIII., for the sum of 150,000 francs, about content ourselves with adding that its size is £6,500 sterling.
27 feet by 18.
Literary and Scientific Jntelligence.
From the 12th to the 15th of July, a cluster Major Laing has sailed for Tripoli, whence it of spots traversing the sun's disc, and increas is his design to travel to Timbuctoo and explore ing daily, formed an interesting telescopic ap the Niger. The Geographical Society of Paris, pearance. From the 15th to the 18th they || aided by the Government and by private indioccupied a space equal to 111,386 miles, or viduals, have offered rewards to the amount of nearly fourteen times the diameter of the earth. £240 to the first traveller who, in conformity Herschel attributed the spots on the sun to the with certain conditions, shall penetrate to Timemission of an aëriform fluid not yet in combus buctoo by the way of Senegal. tion, which displaces the great luminous at A New Zealand chief has contrived, by mosphere, afterwards itself to serve for support- || throwing himself on board a Liverpool trader ing combustion. Hence he supposed the at sea, to reach this country for the purpose of appearance of copious spots to be indicative of begging some muskets and gunpowder, to enathe approach of warm seasons on the surface ble him to meet a hostile chief on equal terms. of the earth. The recent hot weather seems The Emperor of Russia has made a grant of to give weight to this theory. On the 19th of || 50,000 rubles per annum, to be distributed the month, from two to three in the afternoon, | amongst Russian artists studying at Rome. the thermometer in many places stood at the A curious painting, picked up at Walcheren, unusual height of 91 in the shade; within two representing Charles II. dancing at a ball at degrees of the height it attained on the 24th of the Hague, in the year 1660, and containing July, 1818, which is believed never to have nearly a hundred portraits of the distinguished been equalled in Britain but on the 16th of persons who surrounded him on the eve of his July, 1793.
restoration, is now in the possession of Mr. A swimming school has recently been esta Henry Smart, of Tichbourne street. blished in the Waterloo Road, with a constant The new gold coinage is out: the head is stream of fresh water flowing through it. superior to any that we have hitherto had of
A sloop of war is fitting at Portsmouth, to our monarchs; and the arms on the reverse convey Captain Clapperton and Captain R. are beautifully executed. Pearce on an important mission to Africa. It is remarkable that the editors of our three
leading literary reviews have all retired about Scottish Songs, by Allan Cuningham. the same time. In the Quarterly, Mr. John The Minstrelsy of Ireland, by Mr. Crofton Taylor Coleridge has succeeded Mr. Gifford ; || Croker. Mr. Macculloch has succeeded Mr. Jeffrey in A Volume of Poems, by Professor Wilson. the Edinburgh; and the Monthly, many years Bernard Barton's Poems, with numerous Adunder the superintendance of Mr. Griffiths, has ditions. passed into new hands.
Mr. Coggins (author of the Musical Assis. French Plays, by the most distinguished | tant, &c. &c.) intends to publish, in twelve performers from Paris, are to be acted next numbers, a Collection of Sacred Harmony, Voseason by subscription at a new theatre, to be cal and Instrumental, principally selected from erected at the Argyle Rooms, under the pa- || Correlli, Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Rossini, tronage of the most distinguished nobility. || Weber, &c.; arranged for the voice, with an AcPerlet is to be the manager, and Beazeley, of companiment for the Piano-Forte or Organ. Carlton Chambers, is appointed to construct Preparing for publication, and dedicated, by the theatre.
permission, to the King's most excellent MaThe well in Windsor Great Park has been jesty, a Series of Sixty Engravings of Hanoopened, by command of His Majesty, and the verian and Saxon Scenery, from Drawings, wife of one of the keepers ordered to attend | by Captain Batty, of the Grenadier Guards, every morning from seven to nine. It is the F.R.S. The publication of these Views will be opinion of the medical gentleman that the conducted on the same plan as those of the water is equal to the Leamington, and supe- || Rhine, &c., and the plates will be engraved by rior to the Cheltenham. That beautiful | the most eminent Artists. Wood-cut Vignettes avenue, the long walk, is every morning throng- | will ornament the head of each description, and ed with persons frequenting it.
the interest of the work will be enhanced by In the year 1765, the number of four-wheeled appropriating for this purpose many of those carriages was 12,904; it is now 26,729, besides Views, which, though not considered of suffi45,856 two-wheeled carriages At the former cient importance for a copper-plate engraving, period, the number of coachmakers in London will be valuable as extending the illustrations of was thirty-six, who employed about four thou- the
scenery of those countries. sand men in the different working branches of The Adventures of Pandurung Hàrl, an the manufactory; there are now one hundred Hindoo, designed to illustrate the manner and and thirty-five, employing fourteen thousand. character of the natives of Hindoostan, but
The following rather curious details are found more particularly of the Mahratta tribes, will in the Annals of M. Campy, for 1817. Po very shortly appear, in 3 vols. 12mo. merania ranks first as to morality, and there, A London Antiquary announces for imméout of 4,760 persons, there is only one crimi- diate publication, the Chronicles of London nal. In the towns of Dusseldorf, Cologne, || Bridge ; comprizing a complete History of that Aix-la-Chapelle, and the country round Mun Ancient Structure, from its earliest mention in ster, there was on the contrary, one criminal the British Annals, traced through all its vain 400. For 6,432 persons in Pomerania, | rious destructions, re-erections, and numerous there was only one thief, and only one for alterations, down to the laying of the first stone 3,000 persons in Eastern Prussia and Silesia ; of the new edifice, June 15, 1825. Compiled while in Treves and Coblentz, there was one from the most authentic and valuable sources, for 800. Where there are most holidays, both public and private, consisting of Characthere are most robberies; but other crimes are ters, Ancient Histories, MS. Records, Original not so frequent.
Drawings, Rare Prints and Books, and Official It is known that the recent discovery of the Papers; and illustrated with numerous highly Miltonian MS. in the State Paper-ottice at finished Wood Engravings, by the first Artists. tracted the notice of his Majesty, under whose Mr. Thomas Roscoe will soon publish, in a auspices the work, so long lost to the world, series of six volumes, with Plates, the Gerhas just been published. We understand that, man Novelists, to be printed uniform with the in consequence of this, and other interesting Italian Novelists. discoveries made within the last few years in Early in July will be published, the Holy the same quarter, his Majesty has been pleased War with Infidels, Papists and Socinians : or to appoint a commission to examine the docu-Visions of Earth, Heaven and Hell, and of the ments in that valuable repository of the records | Contending Powers of Light and Darknesss of former times, with a view to printing the in the Nineteenth Century. By John Bunyan most important of them. The Commissioners | Redivivus. named are, the Speaker of the House of Com The Gipsey, a Romance, by John Browning, mons, Mr. Secretary Peel, Mr. C. W. Wynn, Esq. from the German of Laun, will be pubMr. Croker, and Mr. Hobhouse. Mr. Lemon, || lished in a few days. the deputy keeper of the State Paper-office, by Instructions for Cavalry Officers, translated whom the MS. above mentioned has been found, | from the German of General Count Bismark, is appointed secretary to the commission.
by Captain L. Beamish, are nearly ready for
publication. Works in the Press.
The first Number of the Pictorial Atlas A Treatise on the Medical Application of History, Chronology, and Geography will be the Vapour Bath, by Dr. Gibney, of Brighton. | published on the 1st of August.
The Life, Diary, and Correspondence of Sir Mr. Crofton Cooker has in the press a W. Dugdale, by W. Hamper, Esq.
New Series of Fairy Legends. No.8.-Vol. II.
eldest daughter of Rear Admiral Windham, and Or Sons.—The lady of Captain Hockings,
piece to the late Right Hon. Wm. Windham.
The Right Hon. Richard Hobart Fitzgibbon, R. N.-The lady of Sir R. P. Jodrell. The || M.P., second son of the late Earl of Clare, to lady of Capt. F. White.— The lady of the Hon. | Diana, eldest daughter of the late Charles Woodand Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.
cock, Esq. The lady of Rear Admiral Adam.— The Lady Jane Peel.— The lady of C. Drummond, Esq.
At St. James's Church, Piccadilly, Arthur
Algernon Capel, Esq., nephew to the Earl of -The lady of Lord G. W. Russell. The Mar. chioness of Londonderry.—The lady of w.
Essex, to the Right Hon. Lady Caroline Janetta Beckford, Esq.—The lady of James Wildman,
Beauclerk, third daughter of the Duke of St.
John Jackson, Esq., to Anna Dodsworth, - The lady of F. H. Clinton, Esq., M.P.
fifth daughter of Sir Wm. Beechey.
At Kensington, Capt. Frederick Clements, to The lady of Adolphus Meetkerke, Esq.— The
Alicia Frances, eldest daughter of the Rev. Rilady of T. P. Macqueen, Esq., M.P.-The lady | chard Brickenden, and niece to the Earl of Cavan. of Major Gen. Sir J. Lyon, K.C.B.—The lady of Col. J. Nuthall.— The lady of the Hon. Col. || daughter of the late Sir Wm. Frazer, Bart.
The Rev. H. Cockeram, to Mary Octavia, Knox.
Il Conte Emilio Guidoboni Visconti, of Milan,
to Frances Sarah, third daughter of P. H. Lovell, MARRIAGES.
Esq., of Cole Park, Wilts.
B. H. Munro, Esq., son of the late Lieut. The Rev. C. H. R. Rodes, of Barlfro' Hall, General Munro, to Lewina, daughter of L. D. G. Derbyshire, to Anna, youngest daughter of Wm. Tregonnell, of Cranbourve, Dorset. Gossip, Esq., of Hatfield House, Doncaster.
Colonel Gilbert, to Miss M. G. Gilbert, of Clifton.
DEATHS. At Clifton, Captain Hely, H.P., second son At Hanwell, Catherine, sister of G. Philips, of Brigadier-General Hely, to Charlotte, widow || Esq., M.P. of J. Thomson, Esq.
The Rev. Dr. Heslop, Pector of Mary-leEdward Downes, Esq., to Philippa Frances, || bone. only daughter of the late Sir John Burton. At Dublin, Selina, wife of J. Saunderson,
Sir William Pilkington, Bart., to Mary, || Esq., R. N., and niece to the late Earl of Farndaughter of T. Swinnerton, Esq., of Butterton
ham. Hall, Stafford, and Wynaston Court, Mou Lieutenant F. Turnour Richardson, eldest mouth,
son of Francis Richardson, Esq., and of the late Raikes Currie, Esq., to Laura Sophia, eldest Riglit Hon. Lady Elizabeth Richardson. daughter of the Hon. John Wodehouse, M.P. Jane, third daughter of the Right Hon. Denis
At Norwich, J. Collins, Esq., to Laurina, Browne, M.P. only daughter of Major Edgar.
In Portman Street, Vice Admiral John CleAt St. George's, Hanover Square, Henry Wells, Esq., son of the late Vice Admiral Wells, Aged 80, the lady of Sir Edward Stracey, to Albinia, daughter of the late Colonel Stephens
Aged 76, Amabella, relict of C. Roberts, Esq., At Paris, Viscount d'Estampes, to Mira of Stamford, and daughter of the late Sir Arthur Hawkins Trelawney, second daughter of the late Hazlerigg, Bart. Charles Trelawney Brereton, Esq.
Emma Maria Elizabeth St. John, widow of Hugh Davies Griffith, Esq., of Caer Rhun, Henry Beauchamp Lord St. John, of Bletsoe. to Miss Thomas, only child of the late
Mrs. Colvill, relict of Robert Colvill, Esq., Thomas, Esq., of Downing and Llewddarth, in and daughter of Sir Charles Asgill, Bart. the counties of Flint and Montgomery.
Edward Majendie, Esq., aged 23, youngest T. B. Lennard, Esq., M.P., to Mary, only son of the Lord Bishop of Bangor. daughter of the late B. B. Shedden, Esq.
In her 9th year, Anna Maria, daughter of Captain John Simcoe Macaulay, to Anne Gee, Viscount and Viscountess Folkestone. eldest daughter of the late J. Elmsley, Esq., In St. James's Square, the Most Noble WilChief Justice of Lower Canada.
liam Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans. He is Captain Price Blackwood, R.N., to Helen succeeded in his title and estates by his eldest Selina, eldest daughter of the late Thomas She son, William Aubrey de Vere, Earl of Burford, ridan, Esq.
The Rev. Dr. Mountain, Bishop of Quebec. Charles Greenwood, Esq., to Ann Louisa At Richmond, Pierce Butler, youngest son Adriana, eldest daughter of the Rev. Alex. of Colonel Carrington Smith. Sterky, one of his Majesty's chaplains.
Wm. Brown, Esq., aged 77. His talents as Sir William Ashburnham, Bart., of Broom.
a gem engraver were first-rate. In early life he ham, near Hastings, to Juliana, third daughter enjoyed the patronage of the Empress Catherine of the late Rev. Wm. Humphry.
of Russia. Many of his finest productions are Henry Baring, Esq., M.P., to Cecilia Anne, in the possession of his Majesty.
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NEW SERIES, No. IX., FOR SEPTEMBER, 1825.
A beautiful coloured whole-length Portrait Figure, in a Summer Pelisse Dress.
Page Illustrative Memoir of the Right Honoura Lettres sur l'Angleterre, à Paris et à ble Lady Alicia Jane Peel
129 Euonomy; or, the Art of Novel Writing 97 Pichot's Historical and Literary Travels Fountains and Jets-d'Eau 99 in England and Scotland
ib. The Courtenaye Family.--Part I........... ib. A Week at Margate.........
ib. The Lady's Album .....
Memoirs of the Countess de Genlis ib. England's Ancient Bards.-No. V. 107 Matilda, a Tale of a Day.............
130 The Native Village 109 Parents and Wives
ib. Lord Byron's Pilgrimage......
112 A Letter to the Right Hon. Sir C. Long ib. Sir Reginald; or, the Days of 1745 115
A Hand-Book, or Concise Dictionary of
Terms used in the Arts and Sciences... ib. ORIGINAL POETRY.
Notes to assist the Memory in various Woman's Heart 118 Sciences..
131 Stanzas, by Mrs. C. B. Wilson
Milton's Treatise on Christian Doctrine ib. Translation of an Elegy
White's Compendium of the British My Anna's Tomb
ib. CABINET OF TASTE; OR, MONTH || Sylvan Sketches
ib. LY COMPENDIUM OF ENGLISH Review of New Music.......
ib. AND FOREIGN COSTUME.
English Theatricals.-King's Theatre....... 132 No. I.--Summer Pelisse Costume......... 120 Haymarket
133 No. II.-Evening Dress . ib. || English Opera-House
134 General Observations on English Fashions French Theatricals. Théâtre Royal de and Dress ...... ib. L'Odéon
ib. Costume of Paris
Fine Arts' Exhibitions, fc.-Automatons 135 MONTHLY VIEW
Fine Arts' Publications, &c.—Sir Thomas OF NEW PUBLICATIONS, MUSIC, THE ENGLISH AND
Lawrence's Infant Portraits, &C.......... ib. FOREIGN DRAMA, THE FINE ARTS, LITERARY
ib. AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE, &c.
Outlines to Shakspeare.....
136 A Tale of Paraguay 124 || Martin's Milton Illustrated..
ib. The Orlando Furioso
ib. Legends of the North ib. Stuart's Athens.........
ib. Alphonzus, a Tragedy, in Five Acts ...... 127 Goatherds in the Campagna of Rome ib. Colonel Stephenson's Historical and De Architectural Antiquities..........
ib. scriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America
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ib. real Author the Letters of Junius ... ib. Births— Marriages-Deaths
TO SUBSCRIBERS AND CORRESPONDENTS.
Contemporary Poets and Writers of Fiction, No. IV.-Miss PORTER”—if possible, in our next.
We congratulate our obliging friend “ H. B." on the pleasanlness of his late excursion, and his safe return. His lines “ To Mary” are amongst the earliest on our list for insertion. An article, to the extent of three or four pages, on the Drama, to which H. B. alludes, would be very acceptable, if it have not been translated.
Lines, written for the Benefit of the Inhabitants of the Island of Portland,” shall receive early notice.
The Incantation,” “ The Blue Harebell,”—“ A Persian Love-Song,”—“ Sonnet from Petrarch,”—and “ A Serenade Song," bearing the signature of "E. C.” have been received: they shall have the earliest attention in our power.
As far as may be practicable, we shall be most happy to meet the wishes of our very able and obliging Correspondent from Bennet's Hill, Birmingham.
Our kind friend, “ W. C. S.” of York, has, we hope, received two or three private communications which we judged it necessary to make to him.
We have the pleasure to announce the receipt and acceptance of the following poetical effusions, signed “K.”_" To the Evening Star, supposed to have been written by Mary, Queen of Scots, during her Imprisonment in Loch Leven Castle ;”—and a “ Canzonet.”
Where are the promised “ Tales," by “ Sophia ?"
We should be glad to hear from the author of “ The King's Stag, a Dorsetshire Tradition,” to whom we, three or four months ago, addressed a private letter respecting that and other proposed contributions.
One of Mrs. Cornwell Baron Wilson's poetical favours is unavoidably postponed till
Two or three other poetical friends will have the kindness to accept the same apology.
Poetry no Fiction, No. II.,” has not yet come to hand. Thanks to Gregory SCRIBLERUS,” for his packet.
Deeply do we regret that indisposition should so long have deprived the readers of La Belle ASSEMBLEE of the valuable contributions of “ L. S. S.”
Letlers on Costume, No. V.,” as soon as possible.
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