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as the world will always, supply, and In the Army six serjeants, each furobservation will always find.”

nished with iwo small flags attached Before I conclude I cannot but ob- to slender rods, form, at a moment's, serve, that the humour of the play warning, a chain of telegraphs along appeared weakened by the omission the rear of an extensive line. The of the animated description Chærea principal military movements are gives of his success, when Pamphila drawn up, and numbered in the Telewas preparing for the bath. If ano- graphic Dictionary. tive of delicacy suppressed it, surely On telegraphing number 74 along it was erroneous, for the same ohjec- the line, the following maneuvre tion might have forbid the perform would be executed, from a reference ance of the play itself, wbicb, not

to the Dictionary. withstanding the turn of its plot, is The Line will retire by a checquered managed with a delicacy truly sur

retreat of the whole, the right battalions prising: Morality consists not in the commencing it, at the retiring distance concealment or ignorance of what is

in next signal. improper, but in the abhorrence of immediately after the distance was it. Restricted curiosity * is perhaps given by, a second signal, the evolu

tion would be executed. more dangerous to youth, than the exposure of vice with all her disgust

Another order might be, ing concomitants; and it appears ex

XLIX+-56 traordinary, that the nation who

Make a false attack from the left, bem can allow their wives and daughters to

fore daylight, to support and cloak the

real one from the right; and let the Rebe present at the performance of the

serve be ready to sustain the right. Orphan (for its poetical beauty it is The XLIX in the number of the hoped) should not have transferred to class containing this order, and the 56 their stage the wit of the infinitely is the column-number in that class. more delicate Eunuchus of Terence.

The two class serjeants give the one A. J. K. Dec. .

while the column serjeants give the

other, at the same time; this order MR. URBAN,

July 1.

being in the class of Military SeaI

tences. telegraphic communications ac

The following is an instance of a cording to the system alluded to in a former letter, inserted in Part I. p. town to the Admiralty or the Horse

message supposed sent from a Sea-port 492.

Guards : XL+597 ual4.57 Tal2.29 a13.42 47 234-390 a765 His Grace the Duke of Well


ton after a hard-fought battle of XIII+580 12u 23+688 10+-149 97712


241 three days

has gained decidedly the most glorious victory in the 2+470 13u 22 XXXI11+-393 XL+841 99+353 annals of History During the whole of the eighteenth of June the attack

a767 730 oT,a,13H 10+896 325 82 +323 934482 a,233 93+10 130 of the Enemy desperate but resisted steadily in

squares XLVI+874 5+4093+604 XVI-_-370 14T 82 +079 3+700 a, 766 The Prussians' bravely assisted to turn the right at the time 792 63+133

1-7.679 62+819 a,357 10+138 general

in advance most judiciously made to decide 18+156 14T 58-4819

517838 the fortune of the day


is in proportion to the 59+136 a767 XVIII+865 13u


a,591 157695 magnitude of the


The Commander in Chief much exposed XIII+753 765 XLVII-558 12u a,250 837-930 151 throughout the day of Waterloo

safe * See “ L'Emile de Rousseau" on this head, vol. II. p. 109. Amsterdam Edit. : a work at once replete with sensible remarks and dangerous errors.



of a







The Dictionary is divided into classes gures attached to a word or phrase; of 999 words or phrases in each. The so that a Semaphore capable of signalclass and number are connected by ing only one figure at a time, would the sign +. The telegraph furnishes not communicate a word, or phrase, above 8000 combinations. Some of by less than four or five separate or these appear in the above example. successive signals. If such Telegraph By the wretched telegraph now in use were adopted, it would soon be neno resource would remain but to spell cessary to increase its power, to exthe whole, letler hy letter. The com press three figures, when it would be. binations are used only for fixed tele come the Seinaphore so long inventgraphs. lo presence of an enemy a ed. A Telegraph of twelve shutters, Secret Key is used, which makes also and a proper Semaphore with three an excellent corresponding cypher. pairs of wings, possess, precisely, siYours, &c.

J. M. milar powers. When the science is

fully established, one or other must Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 14. be made use of: and the question is THE Lords of the Admiralty, with at once decided, by considering which selves and conducive to the public possible lines, and in every description interest, have, it would appear, from of atmosphere. Independently of exan expressed sense of the uncertainty periments made in Sweden, previously and defect of the present system of to adopting their nine-shutter TeleTelegraphing, recently resolved to graph, those I have made, ascertain institute experiments calculated to that the shutter is better seen, more establish, on fixed principles, a fine especially in gloomy weather; and Science, at present in a state of in this, in proportion, in a great meafancy. It may not be intended to sure, to the difference of area between make any immediate alteration, but the wing and the shutter. Telescopes to mature an efficacious and unexcep of a power beyond 45° must not be tionable system for future use. It used; it being found from expebecomes the duty of every person rience, that a higher power injures who may have studied this unknown the eyes of the observers. and new science, to contribute to pro- clear weather, a Semaphoric wing five mote so important an object. I am feet by sixteen inches, clear of the induced likewise to offer a few re mast, will be seen nearly equally well marks from reading some notice on with the shutter five feet square:

and Semaphores, in your Magazine. a Semaphore placed alongside of a

It is, probably, known to your shutter Telegraph, is seen better than numerous Readers, that the word when isolated.

In giving three fi. Semaphore is derived from two words gares, by means of three sets of parsignifying to shew and a signal. allel shutters, the contrast of appear. The French invented it, but as theirs ance formed by the shutters open and is of very limited power, it is in- closed, adds much to the distinct vicapable of effectual application to sion of the shutters. a Telegraphic Dictionary. Seven The Publick are indebted to you, years ago, the British Semaphoric Te. Mr. Urban, for adverting to this legraph was invented. It is capable important subject, as comparative of expressing 8190 distinct symbols; experiments, and just deductions and 'any three figures by a simulta- from them, are alone calculated to neous movement. The number of elicit physical truth. symbols expressed by a Telegraph Yours, &c. Telos ET GRAPHO. may be assigned for denoting an adequate number of words, phrases, or ARCHITECTURAL INNOVATION. combination of letters. This will

No. CCX. constitute but a very immaterial por Progress of Architecture in England tion of a Telegraphic Dictionary; in the reign of Queen ANNE. and a Telegraph of single power (Continued from p. 415.) will, beyond this, be of no fartber ST JOHN'S Church, Westminster. service than the present defective one, Notwithstanding Vanbrugh ap. which can give no more, like it, than pears to have been indifferent as to one figure at a time. The Dictiona- what point be placed the allar end ries already in print have, in general, of his Chapel at Bleuheim, he vil four, and in most instances, tive fi- this occasion has been scrupulously


lo very


correct, as we find his West end, streets, each leading to the four fronts: North entrance, South ditto, and East that on the North (North now Church or altar end. Our Knight's essaying to street,) and that on the East (Eastwield the pen as well as compasses, each street,) only are built, the two others with equal power, raised against him not marked out: the North side of maoy enemies, as scurrilists, lam area the only part likewise built upon. poonists, and doggrel mongers:among Elevations: North side; considered their Icen hits in this way this com as chief entrance, which is on a grand parison seems to have taken the lead; flight of steps, with paces, or land

* St. Jobu's Church bears the idea of ings, oblong and circular, leading into an elephant thrown upon its back," a Doric portico in three divisions ever concluding in one general cha- rising the height of elevation, inclosa racter as markiog all his works ing iwo tiers ; first for three door“ Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he ways(left and right, others for towers),

Laid many a heavy load on thee !" second for windows lighting the inteOn our part we must observe, if so rior. Left and right of the portico is lidity, boldness of features, original run out with two Doric pilasters, and desigo, and one prevailing air of gran- between them iwo tiers ; first, doordeur, which governed his

hand where. way, second, window, each however erer he laid down his mighty loadfor decorations to first story of towers. wbat genius then is free, what art can A large and consequent pediment takes merit

praise, or what superior skill place, directing the springing and deever truly receive the meed of uni- clining lines; but at one third of their versal approbation. With us the due centrical unity, a large opening is turn of thinking is far otherwise; we left for balustrade, centered byao assovenerate the name of Vapbrugb, we ciation of small Iopic pilasters with an laud his labours, and we duly appre- archedperforatedopening,pedimented, ciate his every architectural example, and a pedestal for a statue.

In a reand none perhaps with greater salis- ceding portion, and rising on side faction than the object before us. walls of building, the roof is seen, Thus our opinion may, in some de- making out in most curious sort gree, either dispel the cloud of oblo the other afore-mentioned deficiency quy hanging over bis memory, or of general pediment. This munaucousign our own perverted predilec vre in architecture is one of our tions with those of the good Knight's, Knight's peculiarsirokes of art; it may to be crushed under one common cen be called an irregularity, and not sure, beaped upou us both by scrib. strictly partaking of that more seris blers, and wall constructors, supposing ous or ecclesiastical massing of the they claim no other designation. lines so noticeable on the catirewhole:

Plan. An oblony, narrowed at still it is not impossible but that all is West and East ends. by semicircular in tbe true Vanbrughian style, and we sweeps, for vestry at tirst point, and alone, too much swayed by the now altar at the latter. Spacious poriicos professional rules, behold the flight on North and South sides, the termic through a false medium. The second nations to which, on each of their story or circular part of towers come points, have circular towers, not di on view at springing of abuve pedirectly or externaliy visible to first ment, standing on a square pedestal, story of the general design, but to the (which pedestal has small square opensecond ditto, where they become con ings with guideron frames.) At the spicuous and independent, assuming a four points detached Corinthian coprincipal feature in the work (the ele- lums, ditto accompanying pilasters phant's legs.) First tower South-west, making a part of the towers ; four circular stairs from baseinent to South semicircular-headed open arches, with portico ; second ditto South-east, cir- four circular open windows above, cular stairs to top of Church ; third form the circumference of the same ; ditto North-west, bell tower; fourth general entablature with block scrolls ditto, North-east, for ladders, &c. in frieze; a sweeping pedestal crowned The vesiry is a well-disposed and com with a pine-apple give the finish. modious room. Pews giving centre Resuming the lines of body of edi: and side ailes, pulpit and reading fice on the sweeping parts; two tiers desks, galleries, organ dillo, altar- of windows, rustics, no perpendicuscreen, &c. The area round the edi- lar joints. The uarrowed, or East fice was su laid out as to erect four and West extremities succeed; Doric


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pilasters in continuation, and between ing to present mode, direct against them, extending the height of the two the altar, which altar is of the com. liers, one long compartment. monest degree; has a screen of five general entablature, continuation of divisions in pannels, made by Corinbalustrade. The heads of doorways thian pilasters; centredivision an oval semi-circular, with imposts, and tri- glory, over it a Bible ; Belief, Comformed key-stones. In the basement, mandments, aod Lord's Prayer on segmented headed door-ways, and each side. Cieliog, oblong in many windows to crypt under the church. compartments ; to largest in centre an South side, in repetition.

ornamented flower ; double golochi West front. The parrowed end in to borders, &c. AN ARCHITECT. advance, Doric pilasters in continuation: they make by their positions Mr. URBAN, three divisions. In centre large win: A benevolent gentleman in the

Dec. 21.

T month, dow, with semi-circular head, two tiers of smaller windows in side ditto, 'neighbourhood of fleet-street consquare heads. General entablature, ceived the idea of circulating the folover which, centrically, correspondent lowing Address. association of decorations with those

“ TO THE INIIABITANTS OF FLEET-STREET. on North side already described, but " It is respectfully suggested to the take terms and pilasters instead of Inhabitants of Fleet-street, as an examlonic columns there set up, inclosing ple of some kind of employment for the a nich for a statue ; large inverted distressed labouring Poor at the present scrolls, with palms, make out the moment, that the whole of the pavewidth of the front. Sweeping parts,

ment on each side of the way from Temand end lines, of design, same as at ex.

ple Bar to New Bridge-street (containing tremities, as witnessed on North side,

about 200 houses) should be regularly except that long compartments shew

swept and cleaned every morning.-Tbat imbosts, or masonic preparations for

in adopting the plan proposed, not only

employment would be found for many sculptures. Basement lines in continuation.

persons during the approaching winter;

but it would materially contribute to the East front. Repetition of the

cleanliness of the houses, as well as one above.

of the most frequented streets in the Interior. A lamentable falling off Metropolis. That in order to carry this in regard to architectural gratifica- design into effect, a subscription be retion from what the exterior so highly quested of the sum of three shillings from raised expectation of, by a progressive each housekeeper; and some inhabitants ratio of increasing embellishments; of this street will wait on you in the but we are told from the tradition of course of the present week, to solicit the place that a fire destroyed all your subscription. Fleet-street, Nov. 27." Sir Jobo's internal performances ; I would beg leave to recommend the this may be credited, as what little is adoption of such a plan in all the pubbestowed is of the meagre parsimo. lic thoroughfares of the Metropolis

, nious parish casl, consisting chiefly having seen the benefit by which it of pews and galleries to answer the bas been attended in the above locality. usual purposes -- conveniency, remu. The men at present sweep the paveneration, and profit. However, as ment and kennels (or channels) on the condagration did not affect the both sides of the way from Temple walls, their heights are maintained by Bar to St. Paul's; and from Holborn Corinthian pilasters set at first against Bridge, quite over Black Friars the piers belween the windows. Their Bridge. The length of ground swept, effect is certainly noble. - Here ail by measurement, is exactly two miles. praise is closed, and is reluctant train The number of men employed is about we thus proceed. Door-ways and win 22; and their pay is Is. per dieni. dows plaio, pews and galleries in plain They commence their labour about paunel work, the latter supported by eight in the morning, and are usually extreme slender Corinthian tuted co tiiree hours in performing it. They Jumps; organ-case of the usuallargeun are selected from the unemployed necessary dimension, hiding West win Poor of the Parish of St. Bride ; and dow, and of the plainest cast; pulpit from the experience of three weeks, hexangular, rather enriched, and they are found to be very thankful for with the reading-desks lurned, accord the task.

S. J.

yet rife


REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. 78. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto Forgetfulness around me-it shall seem

the Third. By Lord Byron. 8vo. To me, though to none else, a not unpp. 79. Murray.

grateful theme. IF F a doubt could have existed of He, who grown aged in this world of woe,

the identity of the Noble English In deeds, not years, piercing the depths Bard with the Hero of his Poem, the

of life,

So that no wonder waits him; nor below present Canto must entirely remove

Can love, or sorrow, fame, ambition, it: yet we cannot but commiserate the


(knife feelings of a lofty mind, we say not

Cut to his heart again with the keen overthrown, but eclipsed by sorrows

Of silent, sharp endurance : he can tell appareotly not uncongenial to it.

Why thought seeks refuge in lone caves, The third Canto thos begins : “ Is thy face like thy mother's, my fair With airy images, and shapes which child!



[soul's haunted cell. Ada! sole daughter of my house and Still unimpair'd, though old, in the When last I saw thy young blue eyes 'Tis to create, and in creating live they smiled,

[part, A being more intense, that we endow And then we parted, -not as now we With form our fancy, gaining as we give But with a hope.

The life we image, even as I do now. Awaking with a start, What am I? Nothing; but not so art The waters heave around me; and on


[verse earth, high

Soul of my thought! with whom I traThe winds lift up their voices : I depart, Invisible but gazing, as I glow Whither I know not; but the hour's Mix'd with thy spirit, blended with thy gone by, [grieve or glad mine eye. birth,

[feelings' dearth. When Albion's lessening shores could And feeling still with thee in my crush'd Once more upon the waters ! yet once Yet must I think less wildly : I have

(a steed

[came, And the waves bound beneath me as

Too long and darkly, till my brain beThat knows his rider, Welcome, to their In its own eddy boiling and o’erwrought, roar!


A wbirling gulf of phantasy and fame; Swift be their guidance, wheresoe'er it And thus, untaught in youth my heart Though the strain'd mast should quiver

to tame,

[too late! as a reed,

[gale, My springs of life were poison'd. 'Tis And the rent canvas fluttering strew the Yet am I chang'd; though still enough Still must I on; for I am as a weed,

the same

[abate, Flung from the rock, on Ocean's foam, to In strength to bear what time can not

sail [pest's breath prevail. And feed on bitter fruits without accusWhere'er the surge may sweep, the temIn my youth's summer I did sing of One, Something too much of this :The wandering outlaw of his own dark

'tis past, mind;

And the spell closes with its silent seal. Again I seize the theme then but begun, Long absent Harold re-appears at last; And bear it with me, as the rushing He of the breast which fain no more wind


would feel, [but ne'er heal; Bears the cloud onwards : in that Tale I

Wrung with the wounds which kill not, The furrows of long thought, and dried Yet Time, who changes all, had altered up tears,


him Which, ebbing, leave a sterile track be In soul and aspect as in age: years steal O'er which all heavily the journeying Fire from the mind as vigour from the years (a flower appears.

[near the brim. Plod the last sands of life,- where not And life's enchanted cup but sparkles Since my young days of passion-joy, or His had been quaff’d too quickly, and he pain,

[a string,

[fill’d again, Perchance my heart and harp have lost The dregs were wormwood; but he And both may jar: it may be, that in And from a purer fount, on holierground, vain

And deem'd its spring perpetual; but I would essay as I have sung to sing.

in vain! Yet, though a dreary strain, to this I Still round bim clung invisibly a chain cling;

Which gall’d for ever, fettering though So that it wean me from the weary dream

unseen, Of selfish grief or gladness—so it fling And heavy though it clank'd not; worn GENT. MAG. December, 1816.

with pain,


ing Fate.

but now


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