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ther name for Vishnu): and, as this deity favoured the from a manuscript in the Lansdowne collection. The cause of the Pandoos, he was selected, not as the projector, author is not known, and the editor makes no effort to but as the workman. He is the inspector of all manual labours and mechanical arts."
discover him. Our business is with the merits of the Captain Seely goes on to describe the Temples of || piece, not with its possible authorship, and we shall Jaggernaut-Indra-Januwassee, and others, with a pass at once to the tragedy. The plot turns upon the similar minuteness of detail. We cannot “ tell steps in
unsuccessful love of an usurper, for a lady who remains the same file" with him, for fear of exceeding the lines
faithful to the deposed king. She destroys herself out which circumscribe our movements. Some very in
of fear that the tyrant should resort to violence. At teresting general observations follow, and these we her tomb the two rivals meet, and the tyrant is killed. must postpone until next week.
There is an insubordinate plot founded upon the story
of the curious impertinent in Don Quirote. Nothing Elora is about 100 miles from Calcutta, 6500 from Madras, and can be more inartificial than the construction, or more 250 from Bombay.
undramatic than the characters of this piece, but there
are some passages of great tenderness, pathos, and The Complete Angler of Isaac Walton and Charles Cotton, extensively embellished with Engravings on Copper and
poetry, as will appear from the following quotations: Wood, from original Paintings and Drawings. By first
A LOVER'S DESPAIR. rate Artists. London: Major, 1824. pp. 416.
“ The loss of her sits closer to my heart
Than that of kingdom, or the whorish pomp We are not going to review this book, which must
Of this world's titles, that with flattery swells us, be familiar to every reader who has the slightest love And makes us die like beasts fat for destruction. for simple and natural writing-beautiful descriptions O she's a woman, and her eye will stand -innocent pleasantry-and the purest and most fas
Upon advancement, never weary yonder,
But when she turns her head by chance, and sees cinating pastoral feeling. We only wish to direct the
The fortunes that are my companions, public attention to the present Edition of Mr. Major, She'll snatch her eyes off, and repent the looking.” It is one of the most exquisite specimens of typogra
CONSTANT LOVE. phy and illustration, that we remember to have recently “ Why, that's the usurper, sir, this is the king ; seen. The embellishments consist of wood-cuts and
I happen'd righter than you thought I had;
And were all kingdoms of the earth his own, copper-plates to the amount of nearly one hundred.
As sure as this is not, and this dear gentleman The wood cuts of the fishes are beautifully done. The As poor as virtue, and almost as friendless, copper-plates are engraved by W. R. Smith and Had. I would not change this misery for that sceptre, don, after drawings by Wale and Nash, and are re
Wherein I'd part with him ; sir, be cheerful,
'Tis not the reeling fortune of great state, markable for their ease and grace. The notes and
Or low condition, that I cast mine eye at, introduction by Mr. Major, contain a great deal of It is the man I seek, the rest I lose, useful explanation, and unite in rendering the edition
As things unworthy to be kept or noted; more complete. Altogether the volume reflects great
Fortunes are but the outsides of true worth,
It is the mind that sets his master forth." credit on the publisher.
CHASTITY. The Life of Isaac Walton, including Notices of his Con
“ But gay she's all chaste, yet, is that her goodness? temporaries. By Thos. Zouch, D.D.F.L.S. London :
What labour is't for woman to keep constant, S. Prowett, 1824.
That's never tried or tempted ? Where's her fight?
The war's within her breast, her honest anger
Or I shall never sleep well; give not me
The thing that is thought good, but what's approv'd so:
So wise men choose. - what a lazy virtue without the biography of Dr. Zouch. The embellish
Is chastity in a woman, if no sin ments are of the first style of excellence, and the Should lay temptation to't!” drawings are from the pencils of the most eminent
AN AFFECTIONATE WIFE. artists.
66 Yet there is a date set to all sorrows;
Nothing is everlasting in this world. There is a view of St. Alban's Abbey, by Nasmyth,
Your council will prevail, persuade him, good sir, which is uncommonly beautiful, and deserves to be To fall into life's happiness again, particularized. The book is quite a gem in the way And leave the desolate path; I want his company. of art.
He walks at midnight in thick shady woods,
Where scarce the moon is starlight; I have watch'd him The Second Maiden's Tragedy. London: C. Baldwyn,
In silent nights, when all the earth was drest
Up like a virgin, in white innocent beams, 1824.
Stood in my window, cold and thinly clad, This is the first number of a selection of Plays from T' observe him through the bounty of the moon, the Old English Dramatists, now in the course of || That liberally bestow'd her graces on me, publication. The present is one of the three un
And when the morning dew began to fall,
Then was my time to weep; h'as lost his kindness, published plays, which escaped the destructive fury
Forgot the way of wedlock, and become of Mr. Warburton's cookmaid, and has been printed || A stranger to the joys and rites of love.
He's not so good as a lord ought to be.
as a whole we doubt whether it possesses that degree of Pray tell him so from me--sir."
excellence which will increase the lustre of Mr. Kemble's A VIRTUOUS WOMAN.
reputation. In Hotspur, Young was cold, declamatory, and “ Come, thou delicious treasure of mankind,
monotonous. The Hotspur of Shakspeare was fiery, pagTo him that knows what virtuous woman is,
sionate, and energetic. The audience applauded Mr. And can discreetly love her! the whole world
Young, but whether they thought he understood the text, Yields not a jewel like her, ransack rocks
or improved upon it by substituting his own conceptions, And caves beneath the deep: 0 thou fair spring or not, we cannot say. Mr. Young, however, had reason to Of honest and religious desires,
be satisfied with his praises. Fountain of weepinx honour, I will kiss thee
Drury Lane.-The manager of this house is presenting to After death's marble lip! thou’rt cold enough
the public a very tempting bill of fare every night. Good old To lie entomb'd now by my father's side,
comedies, and the plays of Shakspeare are again domiWithout oftence in kindred; there I'll place thee
ciliated at Drury, to the great delight of all genuine playWith one I lov'd the dearest next to the
goers. Measure for Measure has been revived with much Help me to mourn, all that love chastity."
success. We have not room to say a word of the manner in GRIEF OF A LOVER.
which it was performed, but we shall give next week la “ Already mine eye melts; the monument
detailed examination of Mr. Macready's manner of acting No sooner stood before it, but a tear
Shakspeare, in this and other plays in which he has lately Ran swiftly from me to express her duty.
appeared. Temple of honour! I salute thee early,
* Signor Pistrucci.---In speaking of the drama, we ought The time that my griefs rise; chamber of peace! not to omit noticing the performances of this highly gifted Where wounded virtue sleeps lock'd from the world, Italian. On Wednesday evening, a very fashionable and I bring to be acquainted with thy silence
crowded audience assembled at the Argyll Rooms, to witSorrows that love no noise; they dwell all inward, ness a specimen of Italian improvisation. We are no great Where truth and love in every man should dwell. admirers of this sort of exhibition, which, generally speakBe ready, boy! give me the strain again,
ing, is little else than a happy knack at versification. The 'Twill show well here, whilst, in my grief's devotion, Italian language lends itself very easily to extemporaneous At every rest mine eye lets fall a bead,
rhyming, and it is only in Italy that improvisatori (profesTo keep the number perfect.”
sionally speaking) have ever been found. They have been marvelled at by the ordinary class of critics, but never ad
mired or countenanced by real judges of poetry. The DRAMA.
malheureuse fecondite of the language requires great care,
diligence, and taste, to render its poetry endurable. But, King's Theatre.-Madame Caradori Allen was honoured
in the loose and rambling style of extemporaneous declaimby one of the most brilliant houses of the season, to witness
ers, there can never be much which is worth our regard. Don Giovanni, for her benefit on Thursday evening. Much
Signor Pistrucci appears to possess a more cultivated intelas we admire the splendid music of Rossini, it is gratifying
lect than most of his class. "He does not want information, to see such an assemblage of the cognoscenti as filled the pit
at least on the subjects which he handled; and his language (to a bumper) ere the commencement of the overture.
and imagery displayed a refined and delicate taste. The We need not say, that Garcia, in addition to his exquisite
themes were suggested by different persons, and he insinging, was nearly equal to our old favourite, Ambrogetti in
stantly began to pour forth a series of unpremeditated and the gay Don. Though we have heard Mesdames De Begnis
harmonious verses. The subjects were Gold; The Judgand Caradori in better voice-the Opera was altogether
ment of Brutus ; The Death of Epaminondas; The Greatmost effectively performed; and we have no doubt afforded
ness of God, &c. Pistrucci's manner is vehement and immost substantial reasons for this beautiful Opera being
pressive, though we cannot admire the tone of recitative repeated many times before the end of the season.
which he adopted. The audience appeared gurprized and Covent Garden.- Henry IV. has been performed here
pleased at the facility and excellence of his performance, with great success. The scenery has been repainted, and
and bestowed on him considerable applause. Between the the dresses and decorations entirely refashioned, under the
parts of the performance, several of the singers from the superintendence of Mr. Kemble himself. The utmost di
Italian Opera gaye some of Rossini's compositions with ligence has been employed to give these “outward ap
great effect. Ronzi de Begnis and Torri distinguished pliances" with all possible historical accuracy; and so far
themselves very much. as we are able to judge, it has been most successful. In the
This day is published, in foolscap 8vo. with plates, after Designs by acting we cannot do more than notice Mr. Kemble's per
Martin, price 89. boards. formance of Falstaff. This was an arduous and hazardous undertaking, which we witnessed with some apprehension
A MIDSUMMER DAY'S DREAM : a Poem, and great pleasure. The newspaper critics have been ex
By EDWIN ATHERSTONE, tremely amusing in their accounts of Mr. Kemble's acting. I Author of " The Last Days of Herculaneum."_London : Printed for One paper tells us that he has great personal qualifications Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. for, and a perfect understanding of, the character. Another says, that he understands the part, but wants
Just published by R. Ackermann, London. personal qualifications; and a third asserts that he neither understands the character nor possesses any
I No. III. PERIODICO TRIMESTRE, intitulado VA. personal qualifications for it! It would be ridiculous
RIEDADES O MENSAGERO de LONDRES. This quarterly enough to rely much on the clashing opinions of such cri
work will in future regularly 'appear on the 1st of April, July, Octotica, who write they know not what or wherefore. The ||
| ber, and January. Each Number will contain 11 coloured Plates truth is, that Mr. Kemble does understand the character of
and a Portrait of an eminent Character. The present Number has
a fine Portrait of SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH, Royal 8vo. price Falstaff perfectly, but he wants the power to put his con-lios. 61.3 ceptions into shape and effect. His features are not suf
Also, just published, a SPANISH FORGET ME NOT (NO ME ficiently flexible, and he is not happy in expressing the sly || OLVIDES), partly translated from the English, and partly Original antic humour which characterizes
Spanish Prose and Poetry, pp. 400. Jllustrated with 13 very beautiwe certainly were with many parts of his performance, but || ful Engravings; neatly bound and gilt, in a Case, price 12s.
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| excellencies in his marine pictures, that may be said
like the works of our great Reynolds, to partake of all SOMERSET HOUSE.
that was most genial to the art. (Continued from p. 63.)
To speak of our ingenious contemporaries in the The Fifty-sixth.
same pursuit, would be a task of difficulty indeed,
were we not addressing our observations to those, who In a conversation with the lata President of the
can appreciate the merits of the living, as justly as
those of the dead. We may then add, that in Callcott Royal Academy, upon the manual dexterity of the
we have to acknowledge another marine painter, who is old Dutch and Flemish masters, that consummate
equally an honour to the British school, and render judge of painting observed, that if he were called
justice to his rare talent, without the necessity of makupon to decide the question of which among them had
ing comparisons to the prejudice of himself or his gone the nearest to perfection, in depicting what they
distinguished compeers. For as long as the disciples saw, and what they selected for imitation, he should
of art shall go to the school of nature, and mind her give it in favor of Vandevelde, the marine painter;
precepts, the venerable preceptress will with pride adding, that he thought certain of his cabinet pictures, were the most perfect representations of nature that
acknowledge them all as “her own good children." were known to exist in the art.
ROCHESTER, FROM THE RIVER, BELOW THE BRIDGE, PAINTED
BY A. W. CALLCOTT. Cuyp's marine pieces are admirable in their way.
We had not been many minutes in the great room, ere a His object was not to attempt that correct mode of
friend took us kindly by the sleeve, and although we were imitation which characterize the works of Vandevelde. engaged five or six deep, to pay our visit to other pictures, Indeed, it may be questioned, whether his hand was we could not resist the friendly impulse which almost equal to that precision of execution, which is so re
dragged us before this most interesting composition.
* What do you say to that-is not that glorious ?" We markable in Vandevelde's sea pieces; a faculty in
need not remind the frequent amateur visitors at an exhideed, with which he seemed to be particularly gifted ; bition that the artists, those who are worthily so called, for the masterly freedom which he displayed in the are enthusiasts-particularly on the first day. * And why rigging of his vessels, whether in the great ships of
not?'' as Mr. Burke once said to Sir Joshua, who, great
man, was eminently modest. “And why not allow the war, or in the smaller craft, appears in his pictures to
artists to be thus complimented when they merit applause? be scarcely an effort of his sweeping pencil ; whilst Witness the enthusiastic expressions-the loud plaudits with all the copyists of his works, inany of whom have bestowed on the musicians and the actors, when they
have well played their parts.” “Why, my dear Sir gone near to the purity of his general effects—we speak
Joshua,” added his illustrious friend, smiling all the while of old copyists—the deficiency in this particular, is
“ we had all but determined to clap our hands when you discoverable to the eye of the connoisseur, by which he || entered your great academy room the other morning." is enabled to detect a copy from an original.
“When they talk'd of their Rafaelles, Correggios, and stuff, Vandevelde's effects were never artificial—he was || He shifted his trumpet, and only took snuff.” satisfied with what he saw, and represented nature
Vide Goldsmith's Retaliation. with truth and simplicity. His pictures, generally, had Verily we could have clapped our hands on approaching pot his execution been so perfect, would not have rank. It this and many other pictures in this collection. But, the ed high in art. His ultimate object appears to have
highest and most gratifying plandits, and those that are
most acceptable to the painter, are those which flow sponbeen to record matter of fact.
taneously from the approbation of fellow labourers in Cuyp, though an equally attentive observer of na the great field of art. Genuine encomiums thus bestowed, ture, and a respecter of truth, viewed her works with the
before a picture, in the absence of its author, are compli
ments which may be proudly felt, when reaching the ears feelings of a more ardent devotee, and described her
of him thus honoured. We never felt higher respect for with a sentiment, equal to his glowing imagination. the President of the Royal Academy, than on recently
These, and Backhyysen, and many more, have left listening to soine becoming compliments, in St. James's us marine pieces, that will continue to delight, as long
Palace, delicately conveyed to Sir Thomas, on the beauty
of the two infantine portrait. The president, without an as the generations of men shall continue to respect the
apparent effort, elegantly diverted the attention of the labours of those who were the gifted of Heaven to party, by observing, “I am pleased to find those heads enlighten the times in which they lived.
obtain notice, considering that they are placed by the A long age had passed away, and Turner struck out
side of that very fine picture by Mr. Leslie,” and at
once went into a generous detail of its beauties and its a new style of painting, no less natural, and combining
“ Pray,” turning over the leaves of the catalogue with a fuch a work should be transmitted to posterity as faultless wet thumb," which is the picture of Rochester?” en- ll as the inimitable talent of its
talent of its author could leave it, quired a fine hardy pilot-looking-worthy, and discovering One more speculation upon the elect, ere we turn away that our group were “ talking as men at home," addressed | from this very fine river scene. Surrounded as it is by viothe nearest with, “ Perhaps you can inform us, brother lent contrasts, and the exhibition of power, we can suppose He had a party with him, a young man, his son, whom || that this superior observer of nature might feel that his .we found to be a skipper, and his wife and daughters, all composition wanted additional force. Arguing upon this in their best attire. " This is the picture, my friend." | presumption, we might have suggested, that the lights The veteran read the article alond, Rochester from the would have sparkled with more energy upon the groups River, below the Bridge, and exclaimed in an extacy, “ By in the further boat upon the front group, leading it through G-d so it is-just opposite old Staunton's, where I served between the other vessels, which would have then been the my time—just as it used to look when I was a young main focus of light. In our judgment, this easily practister, no higher than my walking stick-all in a baze cable alteration would have made the scene certainly one by - - Look at it. mistress-there's the old castle." Il of the bigbest. and most successful efforts of modern art. He stood before it, the most interesting figure, to speak in morally speaking, nothing short of perfection. As it is, we the painter's phrase, that we ever beheld. The tear ready consider it a magnificent and proud specimen of the Engto start. “It is forty years since I saw the dear old spot, || lish school. and if the haze would only clear ofl, smite me if I would From the single, fine sentiment of Callcott's Rochester, not point out every house. Thank ye-thank ye,' said the and the expansive waters of the Medway, we were arrested old son of Neptune, “thank ye, brother; it's the very by another river scene. “ The Boat passing a Lock," by moral of the place.”
Constable. Here no proud ship of war, nor even fishing
smack, such as form that adınired group below Roches 66 I was born at Rochester,
bridge, are ever seen “ spreading their white sails to the My father was a fishmonger.
beams of the morning,' but the long, drowsy barge,
gliding along the quiet stream, beside the rural towing " Here, this is the picture,” said one of a group of
path, and raising ever and anon its single swell, to the very young painters. We like to lend an ear to their remarks. brink of its green boundary. * Wbat a breadth of cifect," said he, “ how quiet-how
Among the delights of true connoisseurship, may be flat the water is. What local colour--the boats are real.
reckoned that capacity of taste with which a genuine amaI say, look you here, what character: why, every one of
teur can relish every thing good in its kind. The majestic these fellows are portraits. Master ....., old Ephraim
compositions of the great Michael Angelo, or the boors of Hardcastle is right, though, after all. It will not do, a
Ostade,-the sublime landscapes of Dominichino, or the splash of red, and á dab of blue, after looking at these.
rude lane by Wynants, all succeed each other in their By Jupiter, how beautifully finished!'
course--all please, and all are acceptable in unsatiating suc" What nonsense,' observed another, “ to say that we
cession. have no characters to paint from, when you look at these “ What an improving painter is this Constable," observed figures: why they are as picturesque as any of the old a distinguished connoisseur. “ Here is a true English Dutch masters."
scene, exhibited in all the freshness of a bright noon. It “Yes," replied his neighbour, "and better painted than
smells salubrious as the summer meadow in a western any of them. How sweetly coloured, and such taste in
breeze." their grouping too.”—“ Yes," added the first, “ and how
“ A sterling piece of art, Sir•..•,” said a brother admirably drawn.' We listened with particular interest
professor,-a landscape-painter too, addressing the knight. they were very intelligent young men.
* This is no cockney scene." “I think the effect would have been more powerful, “ No, Sir," replied the connoisseur. “Here we perceive had the reflections been deeper,” said one.--" Why, so I
the advantage resulting from a painter's having lived was thinking,” replied the other; “ but you perceive the
amongst the rural images which he describes. The smoke water is thick-and I have noticed, that under that circum of London never reached these regions." stance, the reflection is not so deep in tone as the object “ What a delectable spot to throw a rod in-hey!" obitself. I admire the picture for its local truth.”
served an old disciple of the school of Izaak Walton. " What do you hold your hand up for?” enquired one of
" What a site for a fishing-hut!”' the young men. “Why, I am hiding that tri-coloured 1.“ Now, I know little or nothing of the arts," said a well flag,'' said he. We were pleased with the observation, and
looking portly commercialist, “but if I were to become a listened with increasing interest. The colours strike me to
I picture-buyer, I think that piece should not slip through be too fresh for the general atmosphere. It seems, to my
| my fingers for a trifle. Let me see,” referring to his cataeye, to be out of keeping-it comes too near for the
logue, and marking it with his pencil, “ A Boat passing a distance."
Lock.-I' saith, I took it for a barge-it looks as large as a “I would lay a wager," said another, “ that that flag
country barge in reality. I will mark it down.-No. 180." was an after-thought.”—“ Put in," said the other, “ on
He was addressing these remarks to a fellow-citizen, when the varnishing day, for the sake of a bit of red, and a bit
proceeding, as he thought, to his friend, he exclaimed to of blue, and a bit of white." We could not but smile-but
another person looking over his shoulder, “What, my dear it was an approving smile. The observations of these
Sir-0! I am happy to meet you here-(wbispering,) for youns painters were too sagacious to escape notice.
now I can pick up some information.". This happened We really felt disposed to reflect upon the hint, and ven a-pro-pos. It was ***, a distinguished portrait-painter, ture to question the propriety of the freshness of that little
who had recently painted the whole of the commercialist's trait: we think, that the toning of it down, would be an
worthy family. 6 Well, now my friend.”_'s Well, Sir." advantage to the repose of the picture. It is a further
taking him by the arm; “ pray let me ask, why, or wherequestion with us, whether the linen of the sailors is not too ||
| fore, is not this piece as natural, and as finely painted, as white for the general effect, wherein all the objects, either
| the same sort of scenes which are to be seen in my neighby receiving the positive light, or the refiected light from
Il bourhood at the Dulwich Gallery? There is my neighbour, the sun, which difluses so general a warm glow, would not
the banker, who has his house full of pictures, and passes have given every part, even white, a slight yellowish tinge.
for a great judge of these matters, declares we have no We should not notice what miglit appear to the unlearned
painters like your old Dons that lived two or three hundred eye, trifling defects like these, were we not anxious that l years ago. I confess my ignorance-but I would as soon