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powers of the world are to assemble. And for what? Yes, I “ If a man had nothing else to do than to make tours, I France ! that effort over, and I behold thee, by a happy || know not where or how he could better spend bis money union of new glory and ancient destiny, peaceful under the and his time, than in wandering up and down and about authority of thy Kings and the power of thy laws, and opu the shores of the Clyde and those of all the lochs that open lent in thy industry; but, remember the inconstancy of vic into it, and in ferreting out the endless corners and nooks tory and the instability of empire.-Heavens ! do I not see in which it abounds. Castles, towns, ships, islands, rocks, Greece burst forth from the monuments of her ruin! But mountains, bays, creeks, rivers, cascades, trees, lakes, Italy! for her there is an eternity of sorrow and slavery. The elitis, forests, country seats, cultivation, what is there, in waves of Tiber and Eridanus will not be subjected to the short, which may not be found on the shores of the Clyde, Seine: but their tribute must be carried hereafter to the land what is there of all these which is not beautiful. ScotDanube. Oh, my country!--I have no country!-Italy is || land has not such a house as Rosneath, and scarcely such a no more!"
park as the park of Inveraray. Few of its towns are so " I listened to this burst of extravagance with consider beautifully situated as Greenock and Campbell-town, and able excitement. She ceased speaking, and wiped away the not many of its sea lochs exceed Loch Long and Loch Fine. tears from her eyes; but I gazed at her without daring to Dumbarton Castle has not many equals, the Kyles of Bote address her. You will discover,' said she with a melan- | resemble nothing on earth, Ailsa, is unmatched, perbaps choly sweetness of manner,You will discover nothing | in the world, and if Arran, in parts, has more than a rival but idle fancy in what I have said; but, if I deceive you, || in some parts of Sky, it has none, as a whole, throughout I also deceive myself, for I speak from a deep con all the Western Islands. But every inch is beautiful, even viction of the truth of what I say. Believe me, there are | from Dumbarton Castle to the Mull of Cantyre; nor is moments in life when an enthusiastic soul can tear away 1 there a creek or a point in all this long space, that does not the veil which hangs before the future. You will see that || present something new and something attractive. He,
ere just now so completely | however, who would see it as it deserves, must learn to be present to my imagination, will hereafter literally come to || | familiar with the shore, and must examine every thing as pass; but I-I shall never behold them. Death is not far || he would the alleys and walks in his own garden. It is not remote; and why should I regret life, where there is no- | by blazing along in a steam boat, with the velocity of a thing left me to do-when there is nothing left me to rocket, that the beauties of the Clyde will be discovered." love? The fire of passion warms your sex, but it consumes
All these localities he touches upon with a light and ours. The age of illusions passes away like the flowers of the spring. Do not attempt to see me again during your spirited pen, and makes them living and present to the stay in Verona. Leave me now.'- In saying these words, imaginative reader. One of the excellencies of his she gave me her hand, which I kissed with a better feeling
description is their comprehensiveness. He brings all than that of mere gallantry. She seemed to be deeply atlected with the memory of some settled grief, and her
sorts of knowledge to bear upon the particular subject, sighs were strangely atlecting. Presently she left me, and
and enriches it with an abundance of illustration. We the old woman came to conduct me through a noble gal will give another specimen, and its merit will be an lery into a large court, from which I emerged into the street
excuse for its length: in front of the Capuchin church.'
“He who is content to admire beauty which is not proThis is a little extravagant, though there is no reason
ductive of many decided landscapes, will find ample subwhy it should not be true in the main. Our traveller jects of gratification in a walk along the shore, from Broappears to have made the complete circuit of Italy. dick to Loch Ransa; unparalleled for its singularity, and His observations prove him to be a man of the world,
not often equalled in beauty. That in the opposite direc
| tion, affords attractions chiefly to the geologist: but the and his opinions, which are rather liberal than other
whole island is a mine of geology and mineralogy. As far wise, shew him to be a person of much good sense. as Corry, the road is conducted over one of those remarkHis book throws considerable light upon the state of able flat and green tracts formerly noticed; the sea wash-1 Italian feeling towards the French during their domi
ing the rocky and varied shore to the right, and the skirts
of the mountain on the left descending in irregular rocky nation, and is altogether a very amusing production.
cliffs, planted with wild trees and brushwood. Houses and cottages add to the variety, which is also increased by the
ional fall of mountain torrents, the opening of cultiThe Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland, containing
vated valleys and farms, and by glimpses of the towering
summits of the mountains above. It is this peculiar mixdescriptions of their Scenery and Antiquities, with an ture of rural and maritime objects, which renders the Account of the Political History, Ancient Manners, 8c. shores and cliffs of Arran so diferent from most others; By John MacCulloch, M.D. &c. 4 vols. London: Long
the trees which adorn them growing down to the water's
edge, as on the borders of an inland lake ; and every nook man and Co. 1824.
and cranny into which the sea flows, admitting access to its (Continued from p. 308.)
argin, and displaying some peculiar beauty. It is seldom
indeed that we can trace the very break of the last wave on We return once more, and for the last time, to our
the shore, as may be done in Arran, for so many miles, and facetious friend the geological doctor. It is quite
along a series of objects which, whether great or minute, marvellous how so much levity and mirth should be are always, either picturesque, or amusing and ornamental. found in the brain of a dealer in stones, earth, and
When a sea shore cannot be thus traced, as is by far the
most common state of things, the sea, though present, material conformations. To us it is a miracle, and a
loses half its value; and when it can only be followed on a pleasanter one than any of Prince Hohenlohe's per
flat monotonous beach of sand or shingle, it offers no enformance, for it constitutes an inexhaustible fund of||| ticement. Here, the access is almost every where perfect, entertainment and instruction.
and the variety is as endless as it is unexpected and
engaging. Of Scotch scenery, the Clyde seems to have the
• The works of Corry render it a lively and pleasing greatest charms for Doctor Maculloch:
scene; and so extensive are the excavations of the quarries,
as to produce subterraneous pictures not exceeded by many but some overwhelming power could have caused silence natural caverns. Beyond this little village, the same where eternal hosannas reign. At the sight of Cyrus the amusil
dis continued along the shore, but varied even ll earth is silent.' What a tremendous impression of power more, by the more perfect view of the mountains. The ll is thus conveyed: and how sublime is the silence of Christ : acute and rocky pyramid of Kid Voe, offers a peculiarly l' and he was silent and answered not.'' striking object; giving rise to many remarkable alpine scenes, and somewhat resembling parts of the famed || In speaking of the island of Sanda, he introduces a scenery of Glenco. With the exception, indeed, of Coruisk || beautiful essay upon Highland funerals and cemeteries. in Sky, of this last named valley, and of some of the scarcely
It is worth any sentimental reader's while to peruse it. accessible glens that lie about the sources of the Dee, Scotland contains no scenery that can be compared, in this
But his course did not always run smoothly, and he style, with that which occurs in these mountain valleys of retails some of his vexations in an amusing way. The Arran. They have the superior merit of being more easily || Doctor is speaking of Loch Caleran:accessible than most of those, though they must still be explored on foot.
" I had reason to lament that I could not make a single “Glen Sanicks, as it is the most striking, is also the most || drawing of this place, nor even one of Castle Swin, which, accessible of these; but it must be followed to the very at a lower part of the loch, forms a fine ruin, standing on extremity, even till it rises up towards the summit of Goat- || the margin of the water. It unfortunately blew a gale of fell, as its chief interest lies in that part. But this is W wind, with showers and equalls, and with so troublesome a
ape beyond the reach of art. It is the sublime of || sea that it required no common attention to keep our boat magnitude, and simplicity, and obscurity, and silence. Pos | afloat. The prospect of drowning is an enemy, to the sessing no water, except the mountain torrents, it is far in- || drawing at least, if not to the enjoyment of such scenery ag ferior to Coruisk in variety; equally also falling short of it || this. To draw in a boat, indeed, in any sea, is no easy in grandeur and diversity of outline. It is interior too in || office. And after all, by sea or by land, it is both wonderdimensions, since that part of it which admits of a com ful and provoking how seldom we have the undisturbed parison, does not much exceed a mile in length. But, to power of doing, what especially requires peace, and freedom the eye, that difference of dimension is scarcely sensible; from all provocation. It is also no less pleasing than insince here, as in that valley, there is no scale by which the structive to watch the motions of the commentator, who, magnitude can be determined. The effect of vacancy ll after a good dinner, with a good fire and a bottle of wine united to vastness of dimension is the same in both: there before him, sits down in his night-gown and slippers, to is the same deception, at first, as to the space; which is direct Parke, or Browne, or Moorcroft, or Mackenzie what only rendered sensible by the suddenness with which we they ought to have done. How should they have hungered lose sight of our companions, and by the sight of unheard | d thirsted and been frozen-lazy dogs: why should they torrents. Perpetual twilight appears to reign here, even || have found difficulties in reaching the top of Cotopaxi or at mid-day: a gloomy and grey atmosphere uniting, into the springs of the Congo, when we can all do it in a minute one visible sort of obscurity, the only lights which the ob by unrolling Mr. Arrowsmith's map: and how can there be jects ever receive, reflected from rock to rock, and from any
any difficulty in travelling with a chaise and four on one of the clouds which so often involve the lofty boundaries of || Mr. Mac Adam's roads, paved, lighted, and watched, endthis valley.
ing with a bed at Salt-hill or a supper at Marlborough. It " It is that awful kind of silence and repose which is here | is a fine thing to sit in our elbow chairs and discuss these experienced, which constitutes the main part of that com points. Who, that has not tried it, even knows the perils plicated sensation which every one has felt when alone on that environ the man who would, as in the case before us, the mountain summit, and which wastes itself in words make but a drawing of a castle, or of a mountain. Is when we attempt to describe it. If silence is one great there ever a day out of heaven that we can sit quietly source of the sublime, there must be superadded, space, or down and say; now I will draw it. Is there ever a day in multitude, or power, or some other adjunct, which may || which there is not too much sun, or too much wind, or else prove it to be a positive, not a negative quality. Mere || rain, or fog, or mist, or twilight; or are you not blinded, silence is nothing: it is active silence, if such an expres- | or frozen, or wetted, or is not your paper wetted. Or must sion may be used, which is the sublime of stillness and you not sit on a sharp stone, or in a boat, or on a shelving repose. Hence the effect of the dark forest and the wide and slippery bank, or on a precipice, or a dunghill, or a spread ocean, of the blue expanse, the solem cathedral, or crumbling wall, or amidst cows or hogs, or near an ant hill impending ruin. Hence the tremendous silence when or an earwiggery, or before a mad bull; or else stand in a thousands are attending the last act of law. It is awful, marsh, or in the mire, or in a quickset hedge, or among because it is accompanied by power: this is positive silence. nettles and thistles, or under a rookery, or with your back Hence, in another way, the profound silence of Milton's to the wall, if you can get one, amid boys and staring peoevening.- Silence accompanied, for beast and bird ;' Il ple, or with one arm round a tree over a cascade. Or else This is power suppressed. It is this feeling, as of power it is fine weather, and you are besieged and beset with restrained, which produces the death-like stillness of the Il muscæ, tipulæ, tabani, conopes, oestri, hippoboscæ. culices. mountain summit ; when towns, and forests, and animals and all sorts of winged monsters, who get into your nose, are spread far and wide beneath us, but when the ear your eyes, your mouth, your ears, shutting up every avenue catches no sound of life or motion. It is this suppression of to sense. Notwithstanding all which, you must attend to
e horror and the awe that precede | your vanishing lines and your perpendiculars, and mea. the volcano, the hurricane, and the earthquake. Analo sure your distances, and duly space your windows; and gous to this is the terrific stillness of the abandoned field much more. But if you can find no seat, you may draw of battle, of the wide darkness of night; and similar too is from the back of your horse; if he will stand still. If not, the fearful repose of the grave. If the silence of nature is || he will turn his tail where his h majestic, if her tranquillity is terrible, it is because that l gnats are teazing him before and the tries are goading him silence is contrasted by her power. Thus also it is in the | behind, and you are goading bim laterally. Then be moral world. It is the silence that would speak, which is I shakes his tail, lists up a hind leg, stamps, shifts all his awful: it is the suppression of sentiment, not its absence, legs, tosses his head, bites here, whisks there; during all which produces the moral sublimity of silence. Such is lwhich time you are trying to settle the perspective of half the silence of the shade of Ajax when addressed by Ulysses. Il a dozen turrets and chimneys. Of course, you dismount in “And there was silence in heaven," says John. Nothing the mud : perhaps you cannot now see over the hedge :
you hold his bridle and the book in one hand, and draw | tial or solitary instances; since it is of the very essence and with the other: he jerks the book out of your hand, and it Il nature of all philosophers so to do. They need not there. falls into a pool of water, you tie bim to the branch of a fore,care for a remark which they share with all the great and tree and beyin again; he shakes the rain-drops from the wise of the earth. To say, as has been said, that the Highleaves upon you. You take a new position, and by the time landers carefully conceal their belief in the supernatural inyou have settled the leading points, you hear a noise be visible world, is to make an ingenious provision for all pos. hind you, and find that he has entangled his legs with the sible doubts on this head: but it is one that will not conreins, or that, in trying to tickle his ear, he has put his vert these into convictions. If I have been less fortunate foot into the stirrup, or is preparing to run away, or is than others in my investigations, I have, to say truth, a departed and gone. Thus drawinxs of great pith and || shrewd suspicion that we must come to the task willing moment are turned awry: and yet you ask, why is not that to believe,' as Dr. Johnson says; or, as not a less great a better drawing."
character observes, there must at least be a permission
of the will.' If you may have thus lost some of the amuseWe must pass over in utter silence the dissertation ment which I might have collected for you, there are done about Ossian, which for a wonder is dull, and those on who can better dispense with it, and none to whom it is Scotch education and Scotch herrings, the latter of
likely to have offered less novelty. To myself, I must
own, it has been a source of disappointment. Scottish or which is particularly savory; and those on Highland
English, Danish, or German, or Tartarian, I also hare gardens, and Pictish towers. From that on Fairies we read, with delight, the lucubrations of the master spirits will give just a few sentences :
of the shadowy world, and shall continue to read as long as
my spectacles shall serve. I could almost indeed sit down • We were returning, well wearied, over a wide and
at the foot of Suil Veinn, and cry to think that the Eliquene open piece of moor, many miles from any habitation, when with hire joly compagnie,danceth no more in thegrene mede.' my aid-de-camp, John Macdonald, suddenly exclaimed,
and that we have, in these latter days, been philosophised hey, what a bonnie lassie. I looked up, but saw no
out of half our pleasures. To doubt that such things have lassie; nothing but the open bare moor, though it was ||
been, wbether they may now be or not, would, in me, be broad daylight and Jolin was certainly wide awake. I
most ungrateful: when one of my own worthy ancestors was asked for the lassie: he had lost siht of her, he said, be himself rescued by the Little Men in Green, as you yourhind that bush,' There was nothing bigger, of the na
sell well know, from an event which has always been esture of a busli, than a few stunted plants of heath and juni
teemed peculiarly critical of a man's fate." per, which would not bave concealed a girl of nine or ten years old, as he averred this object to be. We nevertheless beat all the bushics round, as if we had been searching |
The chapter on the music and musical instruments for a hare, but to no purpose. John seemed halt inclined to | of Scotland is too ingenious and learned to be lightly believe that he had seen a Fairy: be had probably been || noticed. Indeed we find ourselves much embarrassed walking in his sleep, and dreaming erect. “It is often very dillicult to know what to believe, in this
| by the quantity of materials which the author lays world of doubts and deceptions; and after ten summers
before us. When we fix upon a quotation from one spent in wandering among liguland hills and glens, amidst page we are drawn away to another, and so on until their mists and storms, in the very heart and centre of old the very abundance of quotable passages renders it a romance, I have come away without knowing whether to believe in fairies and other of the fraternity of Elves, or
perplexing business to come to a decision. There is no not: not doubtin about my own belief, I should however such thing as giving an analysis of these volumes. say, but uncertain whether others believe. If we could One might as well attempt to give the essence of a trust an assertion because it is in print, as the vulgar do, topographical dictionary, or a road book; for the we should be compelled to credit that the Highlanders 1 still reside in a land of shadows, that they yet believe
Doctor's work is a road book in its anatomy, covered in Brownies and Fairies, and in all the poetical popu over with dissertation and descripton for the flesh, lation which has been alternately the delight and ter muscle, and dress. We skip with him from one part ror of the younger days of many of ! 1 of even
ll of the Highlands to another, with as much ease as if the older ones of our ancestors. But of those who would thus instruct us, there are some who write for effect,
we were mounted on the enchanted horse, and are sure others who sufler their pens or imaginations to run away
to be well treated and well received wherever we alight. with them, a few who are desirous that we should believe | Highland hospitality is proverbial, and the Doctor what they do not themsclves credit, and a fourth set who,
never omits any occasion when he may celebrate it knowing the country only in books and tradition, repent,
worthily. It fourishes in equal richness in the Wesas of to-day, manners and opinions long past away. That Seers have pretended to see Fairies, is not a species of tes. || tern Islands to the great credit of the people, and the timony which will command much respect. That nine | infinite delight of the Doctor. He gives us it is his tenths indeed of all this is utterly groundless, I am fully || fashion—a dissertation upon it in the true style of a convinced ; nor would it now be any praise to a people, rapidly becoming enlightened as they are naturally acute, Phi
'll philosopher. The Jews, Arabs, Greeks, Romans, Gerto suppose that they are not fast forgetting the follies that || mans, Gauls, and every other nation on earth, old and belong to the childhood of nations, to an age of barbarism. young, are quoted and referred to, in order to swell Still, I have, myself, met with just enough to prove that
out the essay, and contribute to the surpassing excelthe relics of these ages of adult infancy remain, and that, mong the past superstitions, or rather philosophy, of the
lence of Highland hospitality. The reader is the only æra of credulity, there are yet some keeping their holds | person likely to quarrel with this, and perhaps he will over the imagination of a few individuals. It is not the not be very ill-natured, for what an author takes so character of the country: but instances can always be found on which to build a general assertion, by those who
much pleasure in writing, the public will find some take pride or pleasure in promulgating fuch'a belief. It is Il pleasure in reading. not peculiar to these psychologists to generalize from par- | At Stornoway, “ the most hyperborean of all hy
perborean islands," our author observed a custom which || calumniated. After all, he only said that there were no as usual gives birth to an essay. It seems the Stor
old women in Paradise : which is clear; partly because we
know very well that there is no such thing as an old woman, ncwegians in the fury of their domestic economy
and for the better i
better reason, which he gave, himself, that have converted their wives into beasts of burthen. every body becomes young who is admitted within its “ Droves," says Dr. M., “of these animals were col. gates. As to the Roman law of female things, if it was lected in the neighbourhood, trudging into the town
Egeria who dictated it to Numa in the midnight groves, she
| seems to have had as little consideration for her sex, as the from the moors, with loads of peat on their backs.
petticoated novelists of the present day, whose chief delight The men dig the peat, and the women supply the place seems to be to abuse their own gender, and whom if we of horses : being regularly trained to it. I was also were to believe, the drawing of harrows or turning of mills
would be the fittest occupation for them. We can only informed that they did actually draw the harrows : but
hope that they do not speak, as having a very intimate this I did not witness." Our author justifies this
knowledge of the propensities of any other portion of the custom by the example of the Greeks in the old times, sex than themselves." and the Sicilians in our days. Only see how enter-||
There are several passages more which we shall taining the Doctor can be on such a subject :
skip over, as being of a very skippable kind.-Nor “ There are two modes of arguing this question of the ll can we follow the author in his peregrinations about mill and the harrow, for the fair sex; one on the broad || all the headlands-over all the islands and across all bottom of utility, a principle which, among many great metaphysicians, forms the basis of all morals and politics;
the lochs, of this romantic country. Though described and the other on the principle of chivalry, which, accord with great power, and a surprising variety of style, ing to another great metaphysician, is dead and gone. yet their number renders them ultimately a little tedi. But I need not dilate on matters so obvious; except to
ous, at least to those readers who are obliged like remark that the chivalrous principle would be rather inconvenient in the Highlands, as there is neither time nor
ourselves to swallow them at a gulp. No doubt they money to spend upon idolatry. That women were created might be found highly delectable to him who could to be looked at, is certainly a beautiful refinement on the manage to divide them out between the twelve months usages of those savages who load them with more than one half of the burthen. While young and pretty, it may not
of the year, but we are forced to gallop through them be very irrational; since sun, moon, stars, roses, and pic
ll in the twelve hours. And as we have gallopped over ture galleries, are nothing in the comparison. Stornoway || nearly all the ground which our inexorable printer is another matter. Perhaps the division of labour is not will allow, we will take breath with a single quotation, indeed very fair here; yet I know not that it is much
and then dismount: otherwise. There are no horses; a man cannot dig and fish, and carry peats all at once, and a family cannot go “ It was early in the morning when Roger and I arrived without fire. The Stornowegian may fairly say with the lat the pass; and, winding down the long descent between Italian Orpheus, “ Che faro senza Erudice." To be sure, the mountains of the Kyle Rich, found ourselves in front I have seen a great lazy fellow ride his wife across a ford; of the inn. “This is the ferry house.' • Aye, aye, ye'll which, I admit, does not look like civil and polished usage. be wanting the ferry, nae doot:' To be sure; and you Yet so much do opinions differ in the world, that it is the || can give me some breaksast.' " Its the sabbath.'—' I chartered privilege and limited service of the women || know that; but I suppose one may breakfast on the sabof Holland, that they should be ridden into the boats by || bath.' • Aye, I'se warn ye-that's a bonny beast.' the other gender: and should the horse presume to take | It's my Lord's poney.' • Aye, I thought it was Roger; the place of the grey mare on this occasion, it is probable || I thought I kenn'd his face. And where 'ill ye be gaun.' that Ostend, Monnikendam, and Purmerend, would not | I am going to Eilan Reoch, and I want some breakfast.' be pacified without the aid of a couple of regiments of l A weel a weel, I dinna ken; Lassie ! tak the gentledragoons.
man's horsc.' No sooner, however, had Mrs. Nicholson " It is amusing here to consider how often extremes
| taken possession of the gentleman and his horse, and his meet; unwillingly enough, now and then, Mrs. Woolstone property also, securing thus the soul and body both of craft, and others, are for the equality of rights. Here they Don Pedro, than all this civility vanished on a sudden ; are to be found; since equality of rights implies equality small as it was before. I asked for the ferryman, and of duties. The ill-used fair who, according to this system, the boat, and the tide-she kenn'd naething about the would sit in the House of Commons in one rank of life, ferry_" Why, I thought you said this was the ferrymust carry peat at Stornoway in another: of fighting, and house.'-That was true ; but the ferry boat was half chimney sweeping, and such like equal rights, I need say a mile off, and she had nothing to do with the ferryman, nothing. But the rights of the Woolstonecraft women are | and her husband was not at home, and the ferryboat would not the rights of the Stornoway women; like most other not take a horse, and Mrs. Nicholson did not care what rights, they include all we desire, and exclude all we hate. | became of the horse, or of me, or of the tide.'- Would But Euridice must here do what is allotted to her, or else | she not send.'- Na-I might gang and speer myself if I matters must stand still, or the Highlands must be re lik it.'--Good Highland civility, this; particularly to your formed. Nor do I know that her character is improved or landlord's friend.-But Mrs. Nicholson said she cared not her happiness augmented, here or any where else, by read | a baubee for my Lord nor his friends neither. ing novels, spending money in trash and trifles, lying in “ I was obliged to go and look after the ferryboat myself, bed, paying visits, neglecting her house and cbildren, and | When I came there, there was a boat, it is true; but the being worshipped. Yet, at the worst, Donald only con | ferryman was at Church, five miles off, on the other side siders his wife as an animal of burthen, on special occa of the water; he would probably be back by twelve o'clock, sions. And in this he is an honester fellow than the heathen or two, or three, or not at all. When I returned to Mrs. Athenian, with whom I did him the injustice to compare Nicholson, the breakfast was not ready. Where is my bim a little while ago. But if she is an animal here, what ll breakfast?'--' And dev ve want breakfast ?'-'The deuce is shall we say of the Roman laws, which only considered her l in you.' - Ye manna swear on the sabbath,' said the purias a Thing, a moveable, a stool. Mahomet has been sadly | tanical hag, but ye'll get your breakfast: Aye, aye, ye’s
get gude tea and eggs.' It was twelve o'clock before this
WHERE breakfast came; and, instead of tea and eggs, there entered || Terg .................. 1689
.Vienna. a dirty wooden bowl full of salt herrings and potatoes. || Pynaker....
Pynaker. This was the very diet with which her villanous ancestry led || Berghem ...
..Haerlem. the prisoners who were thrust into their dungeons to choak || Drillenburgh ...... 1625
..Ut echt. with thirst: and when I remonstrated, she told me that I || Moucheron ..
..Embden. way ower fine, and a saut herring was a gude breakfast || J. Ruysdaal ..
..Haerlem. for ony gentleman, let alone the like o'me.' It was impos- || Coninguloo........
....Antwerp. sible to eat salt herringe, alter six hour's walking and || Edema
1632 ......Amsterdam. riding in a hot summer's day: but that did not exempt me || Rosa di Tivoli .......... 1655 ...... Franckfurt. from payins two shillings. In the end, the ferryboat was not forthcoining, the man was not to be found, he would not carry a horse if he was, I was obliged to
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ARTISTS. go without my breakfast, and finding a man with a cockle-shell of a boat idling along the shore, I left Roger
(Continued from p. 345.) to the mercy of Mrs. Nicholson, and rowed down the strait to Eilan Reoch.".
MR. HOPPNER. Upon the whole these volumes form a very complete
Mr. Hoppner was born in London, and educated at the account of the Highlands. There is nothing that we
expense of his late Majesty. . know of which can be compared to them for fullness
[The observations that follow, are not suited to our page.] of information, variety, and fascination of manner. "In the earlier part of his lite, it was his good fortune to We recommend them with great good will to every
associate with some of the most brilliant characters of the
age, at the house of a Mrs. Wright, in Pall-Mall, whose class of readers.
youngest daughter he has since married. As Mrs. Wright was celebrated for modelling the human visage in wax, and
possessed a strong and masculine understanding, her house ANCIENT COLOURISTS.
became the rendezvous for the legislator and the artist,
and there I have often conversed with the late Lord CamTwenty of the most renowned Colourists.
den, Doctor Franklin, Mr. Garrick, Samuel Foote, Dr.
Dodd, Mr. West, Silas Deane, &c.
" When Mr. Hoppner first painted, I conceived but a Giorgione .............. 1477 Trevisano, near Venice.
|| very limited hope of his success; he appeared to have Pordonone............ 1484 Pordonone, near Venice.
1 much confidence, with little ability, and his excessive va. Correggio ......... 1494 Corrigo, near Modena.
nity superseded his puny judgment: he laboured to surpass Holbein ........ 1490 Basil, Switzerland.
| all at a period, when he could rival none, and thought the Elder Palma.... 1508 Serenatte, near Venice.
charitable praise of Mr. Henry Bunbury, was equal to all Bassano .... 1510 Trevisano, near Venice.
the advantages resulting from the most mature and envied Barrochio 2
renown! 500 ŞUrbino.
“Every artist has, in a greater or lesser degree, a man. Paul Veronese ...... 1532 Verona.
ner of execution, either peculiar to himself, or imitative of M. A. Carravaggio ...... 1569 Carravaggio.
some reputable example; but this gentleman has greedily asRubens ............. 1577 Bologna.
sumed the manners of many; having had no prescribed masVelasquez .... 1594 Seville.
ter, he has boldly made free with all: and having butasballow Rembrandt 1606 Near Leyden.
knowledge of propriety, he unfortunately preferred tinery Baptist
to harmony, and cunning to truth; though candour impels Lisle.
1635 Fr. Myereg $
me to acknowledge, that some of his mcre recent performVanderwerf 1659 Rotterdam.
ances involve a purer air and grace, and seem to promise, Watteau.... 1684 Valenciennes.
like the orisons of a magdalen, that the sins and blandishDenner .... 1685 Hamburg.
ments of youth, are regretted and given over. His porJohn Van 2.
trait of Lady Caroline Capel was one of the best pictures Huysum } ............ 1685 Amsterdam.
in the late exhibition. There was an air of maternal tenderness without atlectation in the principal figure, and the
reposing infant was delicately imagined. The face of Lady Twenty-four Flemish and Dutch Painters who excelled in Caroline appeared more like artificial bloom than the glow Colouring.
of health, and there was too great a predominance of green
throughout the whole.
" This gentleman may be properly said to deal in elegant Old Peter Breughel ... 1510 .......Breughel. littlenesses; his taste is unquestionably very great, as far Velvet Breughel ........
Brussels. as that taste is connected with trifling objects, he has made Fouquiere .............
..Antwerp. no effort to be grund, but has been very laborious to acquire Polemburgh ..........
Utrecht. grace, and in that very desirable province he has been parVan Goyers .........
tially successful. I could offer many objections to his Wynants
..Haerlem. childish propensity to render bis objects gaudy, but this is Brouwer ..........
Haerlem. an illicit effect, which may be denominated as the vi Both
Utrecht. modern portrait painters: I say modern rather emphatiYounger Teniers
Antwerp. cally, as the masters of the old schools never practised it ; Hobbima ......
.Antwerp. they considered it truly as a departure from the modest harArtois ............
..Brussels. mony of nature and appropriate ornament. We cannot see Old Wyck .....
Haerlem. a portrait of a pretty woman now, but it is covered with Waterloo .....
.Utrecht. ensigns aud top-gallants, like a ship of war in a national Wouvermans.
..Haerlem. gala; and they are made to seem like weak, vain creatures. Everdingen ...
...Alkmaer. more dependent for attraction upon the fluttering, motley