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of more than One Thousand truly valuable Receipts, in various the course of their practice, occasionally met with cases of peculiar
Branches of Domestic Economy. interest, which, on some future period they have been most anxious In preparing a new edition of the Family Receipt Book, the Editor to recal to their minds, but without success. A few intelligent
has spared no effort to render the work more worthy of the increas. practitioners, have already rendered great service to the medical ing favour of the public: and in re-casting the contents for the profession, by keeping faithful records of the cases that have been
press, he has endeavoured to introduce a more methodical arrangeunder their inspection, and many important discoveries we are con
ment, by which it is hoped that every Receipt will be readily found vinced would be made in the nature of the disease, if such a prac
under its appropriate bead. In order to render the present work a tice were to become more general. The present work is proposed
more complete Domestic Repository of Useful knowledge, an inwith the view of enabling those gentlemen who are thus desirous of
portant ad lition has been made in a small but comprehensive col. benefiting themselves and the public, to accomplish this desirable
lection of Medical Receipts, adapted for those sudden emergencies object without difficulty, and with little trouble ; great pains have
which so often occur, requiring immediate relief. It is not intended, been taken in the selection of the most useful terms, that occur in
by this short Medical Compendium, to interfere with more elaborate the extensive duties of a general practitioner. The leading terms treatises, or to supersede the necessity of consulting professional adin the Practice of Physic, Surgery, Midwifery, Chemistry, &c. will
vice; but it will often happen that an opportunity is irreparably lost be found arranged alphabetically, and under each list, a blank
from the delay which must necessarily elapse belore any professional space has been left for the insertion of any additional names that
assistance can be obtained ; and it may often happen that circummay be hereafter found necessary. Such a book kept by a hospital
stances render it inconvenient to secure regular professional atpupil, nnder the direction of the visiting surgeon and physician,
tendance. In such cases it seems to be desirable that every family would be a highly useful and valuable work to the stulents, and its
should be furnished with a few plain direetions for administerin publication be productive of great benefit to society in general.
belp, where help to be effectual, must be immediate: and for treat. To shew the use of this work, we will suppose a surgeon meets
ing those common complaints which may safely be trusted to dowith a case of bronchocele, in the treatment of which he is eminently
mestic managemcut. successful, and after the patient is discharged, he thinks it might be
" This book is a proper and almost indispensable companion for useful to him at a future period, if he were to make a few memo
the " NEW SYSTEM OF DOMESTIC COOKERY;" it coutains a larrer randums of the symptoms and treatment of the disease, which he
quantity of truly valuable Receipts than any book of the same kind does. In the course of a few months, perhaps, a patient with a si
Il ever contained. There are few things which the reader can seek tor milar affection comes to him. He then wishes to tind the notes he
Domestic Use, on which he will not find some useful information. made in the former case, but for want of a properly arranged book
Monthly Review, &c.
IIT. he is unable to succeed-had such a one as the present been in his possession, he would have looked in the index, and at the word
TALES OF A TRAVELLER. By the Arthor of the bronchocele, have marked down the number of the first blank page,
Sketch Book, 2 vols. 8vo. 248. and on it have written down his account of the case. At any subse
IV. quent period, however distant, if he had occasion to refer to it. it DISCOURSES ON PROPHECY, in which are consimight have been found, without the slightest difficulty, or loss of
dered its Structure, Use, and Inspiration; being the Substance time.
of Twelve Sermons preached in the Chapel of Lincoln's Ion, in the In addition to the above, which applies equally to gentlemen in || Lecture founded by the Right Rev. William Warburton, Bishop of practice, and to medical students attending hospitals and dispensa.
Gloucester. By JOHN DAVISON, B.D, 8vo. 18s. rics : we wish to point out to the latter, the great benefit they
V. would derive, in carefully noting down any circumstance connected
SIX MONTHS' RESIDENCE AND TRAVELS IN MEXwith their profession, which they may have heard or seen in the
ICO, containing Remarks on the present State of New Spain, its course of their day's study. It is a practice much censured by pub
Natural Productions, State of Society, Manufactures, Trade, Agri. lic teachers, for pupils to take notes during a lecture, as they must
culture, Antiquities, &c. &c. By W. BULLOCK, F.L.S., Proprie. unavoidably lose one part of the discourse, while writing down
lor of the late London Museum. With Views of its Cities, Reinarka another. But, if'in the course of their daily studies, any thing in Surgery, Chemistry, &c. should particularly strike them, on their
able Scenery. Costumes of the Natives, and Antiquities; with Maps
of Mexico aud Puebla, and also of Ancient Mexico, from the unreturn bome, they can set it down in their common place book,
published Original, made by order of Montezuma, for Cortez, now in marking the page to its proper bead in the index, which will enable them to tind it with ease, whenever they may have occasion to recur
possession of the Author: Sro. 189. to the subject. This will be productive of great advantage in af. fording them an opportunity of describing in their own words, the
London: Printed by SHACKELL and ABROWSMITH, John princingl points connected with their profession, and give them an
son's court; and published by W. WETTOX, 21, Fleet Street : excellent opportunity of exercising their memory.
to be had also of all Booksellers and Versmen.
And Literary Museum:
OR, WEEKLY MISCELLANY OF FINE ARTS, ANTIQUITIES, AND LITERARY CHIT CHAT. No. LI.] By Ephraim Hardcastle.
SIXPEXCE. A stamped Edition for Country Circulation, postage free, Price Tenpence. COLOSSAL EQUESTRIAN STATUE OF THE will allow. We feel assured that it would be most KING.
gratifying to His Majesty's loyal subjects to behold one royal palace worthy of a British sovereign, and a
pleasure to all men of taste, to contemplate one speci. MR. WESTMACOTT, the sculptor, has lately been men of an old English castle, displayed in all its employed in modelling an equestrian group, represent wonted grandeur. ing His Majesty on a charger, which is to be nearly thirty feet in height. We are informed, that a rude | MR. Wilkie is on a visit at Edinburgh, where, sketch of its dimensions, if the term be admissible,
as might be expected, he is experiencing those merited was put together some time since by the carpenters, in
attentions, which await a man of his transcendent the form of the projected group, and set up, on its talent, and private worth, returning to the neighbourintended site, at the end of the Long Walk at Windsor hood of his birth-place, the living monument of those -and that the effect proposed, was well conceived by honours which his country have derived from his genius this scheme, and entirely approved. It is to be cast || and his fame. in bronze, and if executed compatibly with the vast-|| Mr. Wilkie has completed a set of etchings, of which ness and grandeur of the design, cannot fail to perpe- || private report speaks highly. We shall possess a copy tuate the splendid reign of that sovereign, who is thus | within a few days, and offer our remarks upon their munificently disposed to encourage the arts of his | merits. empire.
The Long Walk at Windsor, one of the finest | MR. PROUT, whose admired topographical drawings planted avenues in Europe, being nearly three miles | taken in France and Germany, formed so interesting a in length, forming a vista between rows of lofty elms, ll feature of the last Exhibition of the Painters in Water has long been the object of censure, with all men of || Colours, is now at Venice. We shall hail his return taste: its approach to the castle, terminated opposite || with our best feelings, anticipating a great mental to a mass of mean buildings, which interrupted the treat in the next exhibition, from his unceasing indusview to that ancient and truly royal pile. It is now | try and research. intended, among the first improvements of the castie, | The scenery of this magnificent “ city of palaces," to remove these incongruous impediments, and to erect || created, as has been aptly observed, “ for the inspiraa magnifient gate, in the gothic style of architecture|| tion of painters," is almost identically known to the of the age of Edward the Third,--that indeed most | whole civilized world, by the prolific pencil of Canafitting ; the old castle having been almost entirely || letti. We are curious to view the same scenes treated rebuilt by that illustrious monarch. The avenue then,
by the hand of another original master, under that will become a grand approach to that vast pile, which superior magic of light and shadow, which is known has continued the seat of royalty froin the time of the
to him and certain other professors of the English first Anglo-Norman king.
School. The late Surveyor-General, had his late Majesty | Many other of our landscape painters are still, or proceeded with the projected improvements of the cas- | have recently been performing their annual tours, like tle, would have given a new character to the middle Dr. Syntar, in search of the Picturesque. We, ward, by the restoration of buildings which once cha
whose occupations confine us to the listless town in racterized that part of the site. It was in contempla.
Autumn, yet loving these pursuits, can only solace ourtion to erect a gate with a draw-bridge, and to remove selves in the pleasant associations of the approaching the low wall by the castle ditch, and the mean build- || October fireside, when the wandering worthies, driven ings to the left, in the approach to the upper ward. home by the wind that scattereth the leaf, will empty
The stripping of the ancient ivy that attached to the their portfolios of their graphic stores, to feast our round tower, and planting the surrounding ditch some \ longing eyes. years since, was deplored by all who had a proper feeling for the castellated style of building, and well MR. JOHN VARLEY, we have lately seen, busily hope the good taste of His Present Majesty, with the engaged in his study, on his new process of landscape aid of an architect so well versed in gothic structure, || in water colours, heightened with white, and varnishid will lead to the restoration of as much of the old cha. || with copal. How this process would succeed for larger racter of the place, as convenience and modern babits || works, is yet to be proved : but, on some of his designs
LONDON, SEPTEMBER 25, 1824.
in small, the style is so effective, that they approximate critical descriptions of the works contained in to the richness and depth of paintings in oil.
each : This copal, is reduced to a liquid form, and is ren " The interior of Petworth is on a scale of grandeur and dered applicable to any purpose for which varnish can | magnificence commensurate with its external character; be required, for the preservation of works of art, or giving being scarcely inferior in extent and splendour to many lustre to colours. The preparation is so limpid, that
royal palaces. Indeed the grand hall and staircase a good
deal resemble those of Hampton Court; the walls, ceiling, it does not alter the most delicate tints: it may be laid
&c. being ornamented in a similar manner, with allegorical on at any temperature, and it will dry smoothly, with paintings on an immense scale, by Sir James Thornbill. out cracking; and is said to be effective in preserving
These we shall pass by at once, as not coming among the water colour drawings, and pictures in oil.
objects of our search ; and proceed to name a few of the
principal works of the old painters: premising, however, These are the pretensions held forth by the maker that the chief riches of this collection consists in portraits, of the varnish. We, however, have no taste for var and those chiefly by Vandyck. nished drawings, unless they are wrought with the
“ The room you first enter at the right-hand corner of
the hall, called the Square Dining-room, is among the depth and tone of the few which we have seen by this
richest and most interesting. Here is what may unartist. The opacity of drawings is strictly compa doubtedly be considered as one among Vandyck's choicest tible with their scale of force, and rendering them masterpieces in the way of portraiture-the Earl of Straltransparent, in almost every instance, defeats that pro
ford. There is a sober solemnity in the colouring of this ad
mirable work, which he did not always duly attend to where perty. The beauty of a drawing in water colours, it was needed; in the air and attitude there is a mixture combining the genuine excellencies of the art, arises of conventional nobility, and of conscious natural power, almost entirely from the nearness of resemblance, to which is finely characteristic; and the head is inimitably the effect of a scene in a camera obscura, and when
forcible and consistent with the rest of the figure. This is
truly an historical picture, and may be perused and studied | the effort of the performer aims at a force beyond this
with as much reliance on its authenticity as any written -it is almost sure to fail of success. There must of portrait that we possess in history. Vandyck's and Titian's necessity be body colour in every drawing prepared portraits of known historical characters are in this respect for varnishing—and by this alone, can they aspire to
not less interesting and less worthy of study than those of
Tacitus or Lord Clarendon--if indeed they are not more so, the imitation of paintings in oil.
in proportion as men can hide and disguise their characters | more easily in their words and actions than they can in
their looks. A fool never looked like a wise man yetWORKS ON THE FINE ARTS.
though many a score have passed for such; and a knave can no more put on the personal appearance of an honest man,
than he can be one. British Galleries of Art. London: G.8. W. B. IVhittaker, “ The portrait of Henry, Earl of Northumberland, when
confined in the Tower, by the same artist, is scarcely in12mo, 1824.
ferior to the foregoing in character and importance; and
there is also a nobly rich, yet sombre tone of colour spread TAE EARL OF EGREMONT'S GALLERY AT PETWORTH.
over it, which gives it a most impressive effect. There are Next to the obligations due to his most gracious several other portraits in this room, by Vandyck also, Majesty, we believe, the students at the British Gallery, worthy of the highest admiration and the most careful the portrait painters in particular, are most indebted
perusal and study, but which cannot be described in detail
with any good effect. I will mention in particular an exto this munificent nobleman for affording them the quisite one of Lady Rich, another of the Earl of Newport, means of studying the choicest examples for the im and one containing three persons, one of whom is another provement of their art, in the British Gallery. The
Earl of Northumherland. Royal Galleries are well known, and the access which
“ The other works in this room that call for particular
mention are, a curious portrait of Oliver Cromwell, in which has of late been so liberally afforded by the proprietors the bent brow and compressed lips finely bespeak the chaof the great collections in town, have left little to be racter of the close and determined usurper; two very pretty said thereon.
rural Hobbimas; and an execrable picture of Macbeth in Of those collections, however, which adorn the
the Witches' cave, by Sir Joshua Reynolds-which seems
to me to evince a total want of sentiment, imagination, taste, noble mansions wide of the metropolis, few descrip and even execution. If Sir Joshua bad discoursed no better tions have been given, and that of Lord Egremont's, about historical painting than he practised it, his lectures though certainly one of the most valuable in the king
I would have enjoyed a somewhat less degree of reputation
I than they do; and perhaps they enjoy too much as it is. dom, is scarcely known, even to those most interested
In fact, a permanent and adequate treatise on this Art is in the pursuits of art.
still a desideratum in our literature; and it is but too likely A volume has been published of late by Messrs. G. || to remain so: for where shall we look for a union of that and W. B. Whittaker, which affords us the opportunity
knowledge, practical skill, and ability to develope these,
1) which such a task requires? There is but one person of adding the entire knowledge of this valuable gallery,
ble ganery, || among us in any degree qualified for the office; and he has to what we have gathered of its contents, as seen from neither the industry nor the will to undertake it. year to year in Pall Mall. From this we extract the " In another dining-room, which I think adjoins to the following, with a recommendation to our readers, to
above-named, will be found'a most curious and elaborate procure the book, as it contains copious accounts of ll also one or two excellent sea-pieces by Vandervelde. Bot
work, apparently by Breughel, of a Turkish Battle; and the principal picture galleries in the kingdom, with we must pass on from these, through a room containing
some of Charles's Beauties-all alike-by Kneller and something in it more than a mere reflection, even the most Lely; and fix our attention to incomparably the richest and perfect, of mere nature. The scene itself here represented most charming room in the gallery. It contains five more could under no circumstances call forth the feelings that of the beauties of Charles's court, painted by Vandyck, this representation of it calls forth. Not but every point which, for a certain courtly and exclusive air, added to all of its detail is absolutely true to nature, and will bear the perfect simplicity, naturalness, and truth of expression, sur | minutest examination in this respect. But there is a pass any thing of tbe kind I have ever seen. The colouring, something intused into every part of it, and spread over it too, is delicacy itsell-mixed with a clearness and richness, as a whole, which can neither be described nor seen, but the effect of which is perfectly magical. Nothing can be only felt; and which, if it is not nature, is true and responmore striking than the difference between these pictures, | sive to it, as the needle is to the Pole-we know not why. and those professing to represent the same class of persons It i, in fact, nature seen through the halo that is cast by Lely and Kneller, in the preceding room, and indeed about it from the mind of genius; and like many a piece of wherever else they are to be found. The latter painters had | pure description from the pen of a poet, it attects us more but little, if any, perception of the peculiar characteristics Il vividly, and touches us more nearly, than the actual scene which the habits of a court life cast over the external appear- || described could do under any circumstances. The splendid ance of those who constantly partake in them--or rather, || vision of natural beauty, in all its richness and variety, that which they did cast over it in those days; and Vandyck had 11 presents itself to the eye, on looking from the windows of a mor
ore perfect and intense perception of this than he had of the room where this picture hangs, does not aflect the mind any thing else in nature or art. And, accordingly, the one more, and will not dwell upon the memory longer, and be represents his persons as they never were seen but in a recurred to ostener, than this simple representation of a court, and the others as they never were or could be seen in bare open space of ground, with a few cows feeding, a group any court in existence. The one knew that a court beauty, of trees, and a sunshiny sky. A volume might be written while she remains innocent, is likely to be, and in fact is, on the causes of this, and the reader of it no nearer to a 80one of the purest and most innocent of human beings; and lution of the problem at the end. The shorter and the he has represented thein as such accordingly: witness the better way is, to admit at once the miraculous power of divine portrait of the Countess of Devonshire, in this room. Il genius, and bow down belore it in token of a confiding and The others knew of no difference between a court-beauty admiring love. and a courtezan, and represented them accordingly ;--witness almost every picture they ever painted. Paos back tures, we pass into the Library, which oflers nothing of sufwards and forwards from one of these rooms (which are ad- Il ficient importance to be particularly described; though it joining) to the other, and you will at every glance perceive, is perhaps the most merely entertaining portion of the colthat, though each set of portraits professes to represent pre lection, from the number of small cabinet gems it includes. cisely the same class of persons, there is as much difference Among these there is a sweet Magdalen, by Carlo Dolce, an between them, generally, as well as in every particular, as interesting portrait of Anna Boleyn, and several very pleasthere is between Polly Peachum and Suky Tawdry in the ing pieces of the Dutch school. Beggars' Opera.
" In an ante-room adjoining to this, we meet with two " The ladies whose presence (for it is like their actual very interesting portraits: one of Sir Isaac Newton, by presence) beautifies this room, must allow their names to Kneller, and another of Edward VI. by Holbein : and in the grace my page also, in order that the existence they owe to large state dining-room which follows this, we have a most Vandyck-or rather, which he repaid them in return for the || capital one of Harry VIII. by the same extraordinary artist, immortality which they bestowed on him-may not be en - who could produce-and in fact has produced in the intirely confined to the frames which contain their pictures. Atance before us—the most admirable force and spiritedness Incomparably the loveliest of them-for a certain natural of general effect, not only in spite of, but by means of, an innocence, sweetness, and purity, added to an inimitable intinite minuteness of particular detail. The bluff, boldcourt air and grace-is the one which I have named above faced, impudent, and swaggering tyrant was never reprethe Countess of Devonshire. The others are the Countesses sented in a more characteristic manner than in this picture of Bedford, Leicester, Sunderland, and Carlisle.
of him. " There is another picture in this rooni, which, notwith " Besides the pictures in this Gallery, there are many standing the total dissimilarity of its subject, will bear to be I pieces of ancient sculpture; but I do not think them of a characterized by exactly the same phrases as I have applied Il character to
ne phrases as I have applied || character to merit a particular and detailed examination. to the above lovely portrait. It is a landscape by Cuyp. I They consist chiefly of single figures, most of which have have said that I was disappointed in this gallery. I was so been greatly mutilated, and restored by modern hands; and - but not dissatisfied. I should have been content to have when this is the case, the whole of that interest which gone all the way from London to see it, if it had consisted || arises from their antiquity is lost. To attempt to restore of this picture alone. It represents a perfectly open coantry, the missing parts of a fine Greek statue, is worse than idle without either dwellings, human figures, or even foliage- -it is impertinent. The merest fragment is more valuable except a few trees that rise at the extremity of the right- || in itaelf than any restoration of this kind can render it: for, band side. The only actual objects on which the eye ia || however cleverly the work may be performed, so far from called upon to rest in particular, are two cows lying side by || feeling satisfied that we see the object in the state in which side on the right-one drinking on the left-one looking the original artist left it, we feel certain that nothing can forth from the middle distance, and apparently lowing-and ever place it in that state. But if it cannot be in the same three others in the second distance standing close togethe:. || state, it may be in a better?-So much the worse! For we How is it possible to extract an effect as of enchantment, | want to see, not what Phidias and Praxiteles did not profrom a scene like this where there is a total absence of the || duce, but what they did. Let us see the fragments as you interest arising from either beauty of form, association of find them, and we have this wish gratified to a certain exideas, variety of object or of action, contrast of colour, or I tent: but, add to them. and
you must alter them, at all any of those adventitious aids on which so much usually de- ll events. It is on this principle that the Elgin Marbles, and pends, even in the finest efforts of Art? I know not—but so the Venus Victrix, are the most interesting and affecting it is, that, from the most unpractised to the most culti-l pieces of sculpture in the world. If another Phidias were vated and fastidious eye, pone can look upon this picture | to arise among us, and attempt to restore them to what even without feeling riveted to it, by a charm, the nature of he should deem their pristine state, he-wuuid take away which few of them will pretend to expound. Not I, for || half their value. Let him try to rival them, if he pleased; one. Thus much I will say, however-that there must be || (which he could not do, however, in our days, though he