Page images
PDF
EPUB

site means of persevering exertion in Thus far we perfectly agree with the exalted department of Historical Mr. Lowe. What follows is HebrewPainting: --if he did not embrace this Greek to a Reviewer : favourable opportunity to acknowledge

“ The commercial dealings between these invaluable favours. They have

Merchants, Manufacturers, and others, enabled him to present these Pictures

in various and numerous articles, is by as bis Fifty-first Annual Exhibition to

making an extra charge on the net cust the Publick, without an omission; his

or value and the profit to be gained Forty-seventh under his Majesty's benign patronage; and the Fourth under thereby, and to allow a discount or his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, gulate the various fluctuations in the

abatement on such gross charge, to rewho has been graciously pleased to ho

cost of such goods, occasioned by the nour tliese Pictores and the Arts with his protection. Mr. West also avails

variable price of materials, wages, &c. &c.

It is therefore of the highest importance, hiunself of this opportunity to announce, that the present Pictures are the pre- require the aid of Discounts, to know,

to all persons whose dealings any way cursors to the entire Body of his Works,

with the utmost exactness, what is to produced in the last half century, wbich

be charged as the gross amount of any he intends sball appear in Exhibition

article they make or sell, to secure the before the Publick in the course of the

intended net gain or profit, after such two subsequent years."

discount or abatement has been allowed." 70. A short Account of the Proceedings This conclusion, however, is per.

of the Society for Superseding the Ne- fectly intelligible; and we believe bis cessity of Climbing Boys. Published book may be of considerable use. in consequence of the General Meeting of the Inhabitants of London and Westminster, convened at the Mansion

72. An Investigation of the Errors of House, on the 12th of June, 1816, for

all Writers on Annuities, in their Vathe Purpose of promoting the Use of

luation of Half-yearly and Quarterly the Machine. Evo. pp. 24. Baldwin,

Payments, including those of Sir Isaac Cradock, and Joy.

Newton, Demoivre, Dr. Price, Mr.

Morgan, Dr. Hụtton, &-c. &c. With THIS Pamphlet contains much im

Tables, showing the correct Values portant information ; and we recom.

when Payments are made in less Pe. mend it to the attention of the Hu riods than Yearly, and a Specimen of inane ; who will not think either the a Set of Tables on a new Principle sixpence it costs, or their altention in (now in the Press), for the Valuation perusing it, misemployed.

of Leases, Estates, Annuities, Church

Livings, or any Income whatever. 71. A Treatise on Profits, Discounts,

By William Rouse, Author of The and Interest : explaining how to com

Doctrine of Chances; and Remarks on pute the Gross Amount of any Net

Freehold and Copyhold Land, AdvowSum to secure a certain Net Profit, sons, 8c. 8vo, pp. 40. Lackington & Co. after a Discount has been allowed there WE believe that no one will disfrom; and to compute, by short Rules, pute Mr. Rouse's introductory para. Interest of Money; with many Tables. By John Lowe, Birmingham. 8vo,

graph:

“ It may appear a bold assertion for « THE motives whicb cause people to

an obscure individual to make, that all. become Authors are various; but every

the Mathematicians who have written on mite of information on any subject tend

the subjeot (even including Sir Isaac ing to public utility and benefit, ought Newton and Demoivre) have given to be considered a sufficient inducement

erroneous rules and theorems for the thereto, as adding to the general record

valuation of half-yearly and quarterly or fund of literature. - Great Britain payments of Annuities or Incomes, whehaving arrived at the highest pinnacle

ther

for life, for years, or for ever. Bat of glory, wealth, grandeur, and import

truth is equally valuable, from whatever ance in the scale of Nations, by aid of

quarter it may flow, and mathematical her numerous commercial resources,

truths seem to have an advantage over which are now unrivalled in every part

all others; for as they admit of demonof the Globe, it becomes all individuals

stration, they disarm the sceptick, and of her Empire to improve and secure,

must be equally received without dis. by every means in their power, that pre- pute both by the enemy and the friend.” eminent and elevated situation so nobly How far what follows may be and honourably obtained."

correct, we leave to the decision of

pp. 160.

note

rest

vour'd race,

more experienced calculators than with his own hand * convicts his lastourselves :

ing shame

[name." "When it is considered, that much the And from her bonour'd pagë expels his greater part of the income of the whole

The following address is energetic: Country is received in less periods than

“ Oh, Genius!' sacred pow'r, to whom yearly, it must surely be of importance

belong

(vinest song, to have correct notions of the difference in the values between such payments Honour's bright theme, and Truth's diand yearly payments. If the case be By Hear'n to few entrusted, that the applied to the National Debt, by sup From those might gather wisdom, and

[be blest; posing the interest 32 millions of pounds Chain’d to that spot by some resistless per annum, we shall find a considerable

spell, difference in the amounts, whether the

[dwell,

Where Nature never destined thee to same be paid yearly, and increased at 4 per cent. per annum, or paid in four Methinks I see thee spurn the shameful quarterly payments of 8 millions each, And seek thy lost simplicity again.

chain, and inereased at 1 per cent. per quarter, Inspiring Goddess ! in the circuit rude being the usual mode of payment.”

Of wanton Fortune's wild vicissitude, The painphlet well deserves very Oft has it been thy lot, too oft to see serious consideration.

Thy Sons in woe, in want, and misery;

The Great have frown'd upon thy fa73. Conversations on Political Economy,

[embrace, in which the Elements of that Science The World has shut them from its cold are familiarly explained. By the Au- Stern undeceiver of the Poet's dream, thor' of Conversations on Chemistry.. Famine ere now has check'd thy swellOF this excellent Work, it would

ing theme, be a decisive but very inadequate Despair has chill'd the laurel on thy

brow--.commendation to observe, that it is

[till now the only Introduction to the science But Guilt was ne'er thy mansion-nie'er

Strange seeds have brought thee tù unof Political Economy existing in the nat'ral birth,

[on earth; English Language. Singularity is no Strange fruits attend thymonstrouscourse criterion of merit; but, were the Ju- Tbe wild flowers wither in their native venile Library crowded with Tomes

gloom,

[tue's tomb! of a similar description, we should Where Genius strangely smiles on Virstill expect that a work in which uti “And thou,possessor of this wasted mine, lity, was, embellished by elegance, By thee in barren splendour dooni'd to good sense associated with simplicity, sbine, and sound philosophy united to ge. Thou vain asserter of mysterious woe, nuine benevolence--such a Work, in which only those who falsely feel could

know; short, as the “ Conversations on Political Economy"--would always keep

Blind to the source whence honest grief

might rise, its place amoug the rare aves of

[eyes;

And teach repentant tears to grace thine Literature.

Thou motley compound of unhonour'd

Fame, .74. Lines on the Departure of a great Ofshameless feeling and unfeeling shame,

Poet from this Country. 8vo. pp. 14. While evil Nature, to thy master's hand, Booth.

Reveals her darkest tints at thy comThe Great Poet," whoever he is, mand, will not be very thankful for these Imparts to Guilt a dang'rous wild relief, severe valedictory Lines;" amongst And robes her in the majesty of grief, which those, we shall copy are far from being the severest.

*“ Compare the first part of this Au“ Truth must be felt to give such sor- thor's works witla; bis, later productions · rows birth,

(worth The one, abounding with gross abuse of 1* Affection pure, and consciousness of certain well-known characters; the other But sacred Truth, neglected and de- consisting of fulsome compliments andet spis'd

[l'rest priz'd;' flattering dedications to the wery saine, w By that base heart which nought but in persons. Taken together, they show Truth, beav'nly teacher, whose inspiring how little credit is due to either. Taken ray

[his lay, separately, each is a monument of the Should warm the Poet's beart and guide Author's assurance and presumption. GENT., MAG, November, 1816,

Sway'd

of war,

scene

Sway'd by the powerful magic of thy In careless mood be sought the Muse's muse,

[fuse,
hower,

[strung, Our gen'rous sympathies we scarce re His lyre, like that by great Pelides "Twixt horror and applause our bearts The soft'ning solace of a vacant hour, are shar'd,

(the Bard.”

Its airy descant indolently rung: And while they praise the Song, condemn But when, portentous 'mid the storms

[thering din, 75. Monody: to the Memory of the Right Glar'd public danger-wben, with wi

Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheri The spoil-flush'd foe strode furious from dan. By Thomas Gent. 410. pp. 15.

afar;

[in: Longman and Co.; Taylor and And, direrdread! Rebellion rag'd withHessey.

Then, SHERIDAN! dilating to the storlu, A just compliment to Mr. Sheri Bright as the pharos, as the watch

tower strong, dan; particularly to the active part

With all the patriot's inspiration warm, he took during ibe disturbance in the Navy; and not less so to bis uoriyaled

Thy Genius pour'd its thundering

voice along." dramatic talents. “ How long, perverted, had the Comic

[age)

76. The Ruby Ring; or, The Trans(The flattering reflex of a sensual

formations. By Eliza Lucy Leonard. Shewn prurient Folly's rank licentious

pp. 64. Hailes. mien,

[stage: “THE Ring of Amurath,” à Tale Refin'd, embellish'd on the pandar of great moral and descriptive beauty, While Vanbrugh, Congreve, Farquhar, has been given to the Publick in all heaven-endow'd

less rod, the splendour of Asiatic diction; and To scourge bold Vice with Wit's resist- from this, lowered even to almost Embrac'd her chains, stood forth her

childish language. “The Author has priests avow'd, [she trod; And scatter'd Aowers in every path rials: preserving what appeared the

worked upon these diversified mateInglorious praise! though Judgment's best, and offering what, it is hoped, may

self admired [blush'd to hear; Those wanton strains which Virtue

be considered as a medium between While pamper's Passion from the scene

the too lofty on the one hand, and retired

[career. low on the other; venturiog to inter, With wilder rage to urge his fierce weave some original machinery and At length, all grac'd in Fancy's orient sentiments, without, she trusts, dimihues,

[bright, nishing the interest or moral of the His native fires with added culture original story.” Rose SHERIDAN! to vindicate the Muse, Such is the fair Author's statement; And gild the drama with meridian and such the Reader will find it on light.

perusal; simply elegant, and well Him, skill'd alike great Nature's ge adapted to the Oriental imagery. nuine form,

(trace, This little volume is neatly printed ; Or Fashion's light factitious traits, to The scene confess'd; — with glowing pa

adorned by eight prettily desigoed thos warm,

plates; and is dedicated by permission Or gaily sportive in familiar grace.

to the Princesses Augusta, Elizabeth, With what mice art his inaster-hand he

Mary, and Sophia. flung

(polish'd breast, O'er each fine chord which thrills the 77. Cato; or interesting Adventures of Let Faulkland tell! with woes ideal a Dog of Sentiment : interspersed stung,

[attest!

with many amiable Examples and Let gentle Julia's generous flame real Anecdotes. By a Lady. pp. 176. Satire, that oft with castigation rude, Harris. Degrades, while zealous to correct mankind,

IN introducing himself to the Pub. Retin'd by him, more generous aims pur

lick, Cato acknowledges that he has

been influenced by * The Life and sued,

[wound behind. And cured the vice but left no

Opinions of Felissa, a Kitlen of SeotiYet though with Wit's imperishable bays ment," from which Work many yourg Enwreath’d, he held an uncontested

Readers have,doubtless, derired great throne;

entertainment; and they will fied that Though circling climes, unaninious in Cato has at least an equal claim to praise,

[own: their kindoess and patronage. Confirm'd the partial suffrage of his

LITERARY

Trinity College, Dublin. The Vice sertation on a lately-discovered PerseChancellor proposes to give Prizes of politan Monument, of high importance Ten Guineas each, to two Bachelors, to Astronomers, and supposed to contain and two Under-Graduates, who sball give a portion of the antient Babylonian to the Senior Lecturer, on or before Sphere-On the presumed Antiquity of Jan. 18, 1817, under fictitious signa- the Arch, no where to be found amid tures, the best compositions on the fol these Ruins - On the Origin of Alphalowing subjects: For Bachelors, Greek

betic Writing and various other subor Latin verse, “Oibryades Trophæum jects consected with Antient History, inscribens.” English vesse,

“ The Flight sacred and profane ; but in a more parof Darius after the Battle of Arbela." ticular manner marking the gradual and Under- Graduates, Greek or Latin verse, complete Accomplishment of the Scrip“ Mors L. Papirii Mugilani.” English ture Prophecies that predicted the Downverse, Colony of Pitcairn's Island.” fall and utier Destruction of that vast Mr. BRITTON has completed his “ His

City and widely-extended Empire. tory and Antiquities of Norwich Cathe

Two distinct Works by Lord BYRON ; dral ;" being the Second Volume of his

viz. “The Prisoner of Chillon; a Dream ;

and other Poems:" and a Third Canto elegant work devoted to those interesting National Fabricks. This volume

of “ Cbilde Harold." contains twenty-five Engravings, must

Mr. LEGH's (M. P. for Newton) Traof which are executed by J. and H. Le

vels beyond tbe Cataracts of Egypt, in Keux, from drawings by J. A. Repton, company with Mr. SMELT, whose Journal Architect, F. Mackenzie, and R. Carter

also has been contributed. mole.--The First Number of his “ Illus

A very small Edition, in quarto, of trations of Winchester Cathedral" has

the First Volume of MUNGO PARK's Tra

vels in Africa, with the Portrait, Maps, also appeared, which will be comprised in five Numbers, and will contain thirty and Plates, accompanied by the valuable Engravings, representing the general Memoir of Major RENNELL. and particular Architecture and Sculp

Mr. MARINER'S Account of his Shiptyre of that truly interesting edifice.

wreck and long Detention and AdvenHe has, thirdly, commenced at the

tures at the Tonga Islands,

Life of RAFFAEL. By Mr. Dupra. press, “ The History and Antiquities of

Memoirs and Remains of the late Rev. the Abbey Church at Bath," with eight Engravings by J. and H. Le Keux, &c.

CHARLES Buck, collected and arranged from drawings by F. Mackenzie. This

from his Papers, and interspersed with latter History will comprise an

Essay

Observations illustrative of his Charac

ter; with a brief Review of his various on Epitaphs” (by the Rev. Join Cony. BEARE, Professor of Poetry to the Univer

Publications. By JOHN STYLES, D. D. sity of Oxford), elucidated by examples of

Sermons on jinportant subjects; by various styles and classes of Epitaphs.

the Rev. JAMES Rudge, M.A. F.R.S.

Another Volume of Sermons, by the Nearly ready for Publication : Rev. ROBERT STEVENS, From the Rev. T. MAURICE, the learn Letters to a Mother, on the Manageed and worthy Author of " Indian Anti ment of Infants and Children; embraquities," may soon be expected an Illus cing the important subjects of Nursing, tration of the wonderful Fulfilment of Food, Dress, Exercise, &c. with cursory the Seripture Prophecies respecting Ba Remarks on the Diseases of Infancy. bylon, under the title of's Observations By a Physician. on the Ruins of Babylon, as recently Journal of Science and Arts; edited visited and described by CLAUDIUSJAMES at the Royal Institution, by Mr. BRANDE. Rich, Esq. Resident for the East India The Scientific Tourist in England, Company at Bagdad (with illustrative Scotland, and Wales. Engravings); proving that the famed Colonel PASLEY's valuable work on Tower of Babel was a Temple to the Sun, Military Fortification. and the whole of that vast City was con A Treatise on Sphericks ; comprising structed upon an Astronomical Plan; the Elements of Spherical Geometry, and shewing also the high advance of the of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry; antient race of Fire-Worshippers, its toyether with a series of Trigonometrical Founders, in Metallurgic Science, in Tables. By D. CRESSWELL, M. A. FelArchitectural Design, in Geometry, in low of Trinity College, Cambridge. Mechanicks, in Hydraulicks, in the Art Free Suggestions and Political Reflecof Engraving, Colouring, &c. together tions, subwitted to the Legislature of with Sirictures on the Babylonian Bricks, the United Kingdom. By W. H. Yare. and their Inscriptions, preserved in the « Tales of my Landlord;" containing British Museum-On the Ruins of Per- ' three Novels, descriptive of the Manners sopolis, or Chełminar; including a Dis- of the Covenenters, &c.

No. V. of “ HAVELL's Villas,”. &c. A new Edition of " Clavis Hogarthicontaining Views of Cassiobury, and of ca ; or Hogarth illustrated.” Corsham House ; with historical and de A complete and compendious Illasscriptive Accounts. By J. BRITTON, tration of the Principles of Harmony, F. S. A. To imitate coloured Drawings. exhibiting, in a progressive order, every

A series of Thirty-five Outlined Etch Branch of the Science of Musical Theory, ings, by S. MITAN and Cooke, from Ori. on an entire new and original Plan. By. ginal Desigus by Capt. Jones, on the Mr. RELFE, of Camberwell. subject of the Battle of Waterloo, illustrative of the general and leading fea A store-ship lately arrived at Portstures of the memorable Event.

mouth with a number of valuable preElements of Design, for the use of sents of statuary from the Pope to the Students, Part I. “Of the Proportion of Prince Regent and others. The followihe Figure." By Mr. GOUBAND.

ing list of these articles has been pubPreparing for Publication, lished. Most of the specimens are, of Mr. WILLIAM GIFFORD, the Editor of course, mere casts.-For his Royal HighMassinger and Ben Jonson, is preparing ness the Prince Regent : lesta di Bacan Edition of SHIRLEY, of whose Plays chante; Testa di Semele; a bust of no Collection bas yet been made. Ocean; a bust of Ajax ; Torso di BelveMr. CAMPBELL, the Poet, has deter

dere; Menandro Sedente; Prosippo mined to proceed with his “ Critical Sedente; Antinoo o sia Mercurio; Apollo Lives of the Poets, with Specimens.” Citaredo; the Nine Muses; Julius Cæsar;

The Statesman's Manual; or, the Discobalo ; bust of Jupiter Serapide; Bible the best Guide to Political Skill Meleagre; Group of Laocoon; Apollo and Foresight. By S. T. COLERIDGE. Belvedere; Dying Gladiator; Venus ;'

The valuable Works of the late Pro Antinov; Flora; Mars; Juno; Group fessor Robison on Practical Philosophy, of Love and Psyche; Letitia Sedente, which will be enriched by a complete Concordia Sedente, Paris, and Venus, by History of the Steam-Engine, contri Canova. Un Rocchio di Porfido con buted by Mr. Watt of Sobo.

sua base de Manno che serve di PiedesMr. CHURCHILL is preparing Correc. tallo alla Tuzza quadra e tonda; La tions and Additions to Rees's Cyclopæ Tuzza, hy Canova; Il Piantalo del Mudia, which will extend to the whole of

nimento di Rosso Antico; four Pillars that Work, and form a Companion to it. to sustain the lower part, and Quattro

Dr. SPURZHEIM has just prepared for Erme and Quattro Caneforne, for the uppublication a Work intituled “ Patho

per part, of the Monument to be erected logy of Animal Life; or the Manifesta in commemoration of the battle of Wations of the Human Mind in the State

terloo; with sundry ornaments for the of Disease termed Insanity.” The Au

For Mr. Hamilton: Una Fanthor, who has spared neither time nor ciulla, Sei Testo, and Petio della Testa, expence during a long course of Physio all by Canova; two Obelisks of Rosso logical studies on this subject, and who Antico; Due Quadre; un Libro delle has been inspecting the principal Mad opere di Canova; Testa di Pesso; Due houses of Europe, has determined at Cassettine--For Lord Castlereagh: Quatlength to submit the result of his labours tro casette che contengo no quattro to the publick, in hopes of throwing Fame con i loro emblemi di metallo new light on the hitherto imperfect state dorato, with the base for the same; i. e. of medical knowledge respecting In we suppose, four boxes containing four sanity. The public attention has of late figures of Fame, with appropriate embeen attracted to this subject by the blems of gilded metal. = For Chevalier investigations recently made before a Clark: One of the Muses, and marble Committee of the House of Commons, pedestal.- For Marquis Camden: Testa and the numerous and horrid instances di Marmo; Stampe e Libri; a marble of igvorance, neglect, and cruelty, by statue. For Lord Holland : Quadro which the Insane Poor often suffer in Moderno, opera del Signor Wicar. the cells of our Lunatic Asylums.

Dr. ZINCHINELLI, of Padua, has pubA Work on the Commencement and lished ap Essay “On the Reasons why Progress of the Art of Engraving, as far People use the Right Hand in preference as relates to the advantages Art has de to the Left.” He will not allow custom, rived from the tasteful productions of or imitation, to be the cause ; but afthe Italian School; chiefly confining the firms that the left arm cannot be in vioChronological Catalogue to the Floren lent and continued motion, without tine and Roman Artists; including only causing pain in the left side, because Productions, the study of which is emi there is the seat of the heart, and of the nently useful to those wbo wish to ac arterial system : Nature herself, tberequire a distinguished and chastened fore, compels man to make use of the Taste. By Mr. G. CUMBERLAND.

right hand.

SELECT

same.

« PreviousContinue »