OUR LIBRARY TABLE.

the stream, which has flowed along a small channel | they may feel inclined. The choice of baths at the Chamber the burden of supporting superfluous inat the back of the building, is tumbling and frothing springs lies between sulphur, iron, and the mixture fants, which is as novel and original a plan as Swift's into the bath. Manoel doffs his roomy and untanned of both. There are four bathing houses : one be- modest proposal for bettering the condition of Ireleather boots, descends into the water, and, with a longing to the Baron de Laranjeiros, which is the land. The mother puts the baby in a basket, and rough broom of green heath, sweeps the sides and best ; another open to the public, which is the worst; at night, when all are in bed, deposits the burden bottom of the bath, scrapes the grits into the corner, a third, the property of the American Vice.Consul outside a neighbour's door. If the child cries, (which closes the hole with a turf and stone, hoists his knee Mr. Hickling; and a fourth, which contains the iron is very likely, under such circumstances, the neighover the edge, crawls out, takes his seat in the sun and sulphur waters mixed, or the cold iron water bour wakes, suspects what is going on, gets out of bed, until such time as the bath shall be ready, and slowly alone, and called the Misturas, the property of I opens the door, and quietly carries the basket to the resumes his boots. The bath being at length filled, know not whom. In each bathing-house there is a next door, where, perhaps, the same things happen, he shuts up the plug, removes his carapuça, and reclining board ; and the custom of many of the and the burden is again removed one house farther politely tells you that your bath is ready, and, more- | Azoreans is to take their baths at a high temperature, on. In this way, if the child is noisy, it may be over, is a very good one. This is the process which to get into a profuse perspiration, dress, wrap them- transferred from house to house through an entire old Manoel contentedly repeats day by day, as fresh selves in a huge cloth cloak, and lie their lengths on village; for the custom is, that the person at whose bathers come to the springs; occupying the intervals the board for a period varying from a quarter of an door it is found after day-break must take charge of of his daily labours by banking up the sides of his hour to a whole one: after this, to envelope their it. A certain weekly payment can then be demanded pond with mud and turf, keeping clear, with his well-mouths and neck, and occasionally the entire head, of the authorities, but the child must be reared by worn hoe, the streams which supply his pond, gossip- | in a pocket-handkerchief or napkin, that they may the last discoverer.” ing with Maria and the work-people, eating his frugal imbibe no breath of cold air on their way home ; But let the curious look for himself, should he meal of Indian-corn bread and warm vegetables, and and sometimes on their arrival there to lie down desire further information concerning the Azores, sitting in the sun twirling straws. The accommoda- once more and perspire again. But in neither of their produce, and their institutions. We can tions for bathers are coarse and clean, and, in this these habits have we followed them in our daily promise him guides to few of the more celemoderate climate, sufficient. In one corner of each baths. The most agreea temperature for the sul brated parts of Europe, so unaffected or so graroom is a raised bench, on which you may dry and phur baths is from 92° to 95° Fah.; hotter than this dress yourself. Manoel, as he goes out, closes behind they are debilitating, and much cooler, chilly. The phic, as the Messrs. Bullar. him a pair of tall folding-doors, having a semicircular mixture of sulphur and iron as it is more stimulating, opening above them, through which the light and may be made somewhat cooler ; but a temperature wind find their way, and chinks which were not de- between 90° and 95° is the most pleasant. Never

The Little Wife, and the Baronet's Daughters, by tected outside become apparent. But when you has it been my good fortune to bathe in so luxurious Mrs. Grey. 3 vols.—The order of these tales should have subsided into your bath, you listen to the gusts a bath as the unmixed sulphur-water. If anything have been reversed; for while the first is disfigured of wind that sweep through the crater, and shake the could possibly be found to reconcile one to earth | by much twaddle, the second has a truth, a power, tiles above your head, with the same feelings of com- quakes, it is assuredly to be found in the baths of the and a discrimination of character which we did not placent defiance with which you regard from a warm Fumas

. Here they are, whenever you may choose expect from Mrs. Grey. It is a confession of the English bed the windy suspirations' in your bed to enjoy them, by night and by day, in cold and in unloved daughter among five sisters, and recounts room chimney-pots. The slight fanning of the wind heat, summer and winter, always the same, welling their several fortunes in love and marriage so artupon your face, so far from being unpleasant, is an from their source in never failing abundance; open lessly, that but for one blemish, a certain incompreagreeable accompaniment; and as the sulphur-water at all hours, free to all, and free of cost

. But let it who appears only, like the stormy petrel, when mis

Maule Carysfort, stimulates the skin, and, instead of depressing in the not be supposed that we are in a Bath pump-room, least measure, invigorates the whole body, so as to with its marble luxuries. Nothing can be less in-chief is at hand; ve should wish for nothing heightmake shivering impossible, you become quite insen- viting than the appearance of these bathing-houses, ened in manner_nothing omitted in matter. Many sible, on stepping out, to the few draughts and eddies which, for the

most part, have a subterraneous aspect; been recently shown in the female literature of the that blow about the room.”

but, except to the fastidious, they are all sufficient To this we must add a companion glance at for the one purpose for which they have been built, day, and this tale is among them. “The Little

Wife,' is not bad, but of a much commoner order. the springs of the Furnas, including a group of rheumatic and sour-tempered Englishman, exercising It is a story of a peer, who marries a creature in company at the baths. Schlangenbad, with its his national privilege of grumbling to its fullest ex- appearance a faëry, in affections a mature woman, luxurious waters, is hardly set forth by the “ Old tent, and whose every word and work, complexion, in strength of mind a man--and of a secretary: proMan" in hues more tempting, than the dipping gait, and temper, whose very clothes, hanging on the moted from a humble country home to a close interdescribed by Dr. Bullar.

pegs of the bath-room, indicate bile, after despising course with this fascinating being. The result of “ As early in the morning as five o'clock the opera- the appearance of these rooms, slowly, quietly, otter- such a perilous exposure may be guessed: old holy tions of bathing begin, and they continue until nine, like, subside into a sulphur-bath, tempered by old loves forgotten — new audacious hopes conceived. ten, and eleven o'clock. A company of four or five John Quiet, to the moderate warmth of 950, and But the Little Wife' knows how to take care of

herself; she is not one of those falsely delicate fair persons from Ponta Delgada, who have taken lodg- then let him confess whether he be not at once a ings or own houses in the valley, assemble at their wiser and a better man, whether his discontent has ones, who, for lack of due self assertion and expladoor wrapped in cloaks and provided with umbrellas, not lessened, his lust" for purple and fine linen nation, will consent to fill

Twelve French romances, neatly gilt, under the ample shadow of which they saunter down vanished, and his care for marble and pump-rooms and she at once delivers herself and the victim to her to the baths followed by their bare-footed or liveried faded away." servant with his gaudy bag of towels. Another set

We had noted a dozen other passages and decisive, womanly, and admitting of no appeal. The

attractions from the peril around them, in a manner from Villa Franca similarly dressed, or wearing peculiarities, but a very few lines more must twaddle of the tale, to which we have adverted, lies strange-fashioned hats and bonnets, such as now are

content us. Generally, the Azoreans are the in the interspersed reflections, which Mrs. Grey will only to be seen in the Ladies' Magazine, (of the date politest of people: the prisoners, who peep know better than to admit in any future essay of steel-buckled hats and tall crowns,) may choose through jail windows, bow and bend to the visi- Written Caricatures; from Hints in the Paris Cha. to ride on asses; and these, accompanied by their tors of the opposite wine-shop, and interchange rivari, by Captain Pepper; with numerous illustranoisy driver, splash through the ford and hurry and gossip; gentlemen after mass make such a re- tions, by Leech.-Who Captain Capsicum Cayenne young wife who cannot afford to ride ; obese shop-taught us to salute our partners withal when the tell;"scuffle in the same direction. A pale soldier and his verence to each other, as our dancing master Pepper really is, “ well may we guess, but dare not

'-as to Leech, we know of old how copiously keepers from Allagoa, abdomine tardi ; merry chil

he can draw blood, by his cuts in the · Fiddle-faddle dren piled two and three upon one ass a helpless / quadrille was finished. Traces of Eastern cusa Fashion Book,' and in the Children of the Mobility,' paralytic in his palanquin ; a wasted invalid whose

toms are to be found among the inhabitants of heavy cloak hangs about him as if he were verelyties of costume and even of countenance obser- to which it is a pleasure to advert, as among the few the islands, and there are many distinctive varie- Chinese tales now appearing in Bentley's Miscellany,

and, above all, certain whimsical illustrations to the bones; an aged countryman buried in his carapuça ; a sad woman and a melancholy boy, both afflicted vable. Thus, there are men of Pico who do not original things for which of late we have been in. with leprosy; the handsome, well-fed, sleek mistress like to be seen at Fayal, because the inhabitants debted to our Magazine literature. The Paris Chaof the civil Governor, with her array of gaily-dressed of the latter laugh at the lobster-like dress of rivari, again, is tolerably familiar, by reputation, to servants ; a pot-bellied morgado; a good-tempered red, which the former wear. The Corvo girls, most persons, if only as containing a series of caricaand well-favoured Nun from Villa Franca, and her again, are remarkable for their grace; and our tures in which authority and respectability, as extant many friends and single attendant; an amaurotic journalists were more than once reminded of the at present in France, are trotted out, in the guise of man, led by his mother and staring at the morning antique, as they stood, with their water-pots on

Robert Macaire, and his knavish Sancho Panza, yellow young men, with short linen jackets and

recent climate of the Azores seems genial and winning; blank space in the listory of Journalism in the ninesun; waddling priests from the same place ; meagre, their head, by the side of the fountain. The Bertrand. Yet Captain Pepper's sketch of its carcer English trowsers; fat lads in blouses, and weakly the vegetation monotonous, and not over abunvillage girls in blue cloaks and full grey petticoats,

teenth century :may all be met with, on one day or another, wending dant, as regards the foliage ; natural flowers, poor

“ The Charivari was founded in 1832 by M. their way from the village to the Caldeiras in quest and far-between. In some of the islands there are Charles Philipon, the author (as it happens) of of their one thing needful_health. Having arrived laws and ordinances which seem odd enough to the Caricatures Ecrites,' which are in truth well at the springs, they either take their bath at once, English eyes. For instance, after discussing worthy of the spiritual originator of this and another or, if the bathing-houses are occupied, sit in the Foundling Hospitals in Santa Cruz,

very clever journal, La Caricature. The principle small verandas in front of them, or lounge about the “ In other islands,” says our author, “a different upon which the Charivari was established was derisive boilers, take snuff, smoke, and gossip according as mode is occasionally adopted, for throwing on the in France, deadly).opposition to the Orleans dy

nasty. Its Ipolitics" are what {we'would call' ultra- the same genre, cut up the bourgeoisie with a bur- that the proprietors daily advertise complete sets of liberal, and it is usually classed amongst the Repub- lesque force which isfin the highest degree ludicrous, the journal

, from the period of its foundation, at the lican journals. But it is absurd to attribute to it the yet with a truth to nature which is absolutely stag- moderate price of some 501. sterling–a sum which maintenance of any serious set of opinions. The real gering. Wood-engravings by the latter artist, by is often and cheerfully paid by those to whom a pivot upon which its management turns is ridicule, Lecurieux, Travies, and Henri Monnier, are inter- matter of 1000 francs is of no particular consideration; applied universally to everything which is capable, spersed throughout the text. The principal writers and paid not unreasonably either, when it is borne or may be made susceptible, of its application; and are the Editor Altaroche, Huart, Bergeron whose in mind that the complete set contains no fewer than slightly altering a celebrated inscription, it may with name has lately acquired such unpleasant notoriety, 3000 original illustrations, all of the utmost merit.” truth be said of it that “ Nihil quod tetiget non risu and Charles Philipon, assisted by occasional contri- Of the pen-and-ink sketches to which this morsel affecit.” A daily-recurring material of laughter being butors. Authors and artists are all of the first order of historical notice serves as preface, not much need an absolute besoin of the gay and frivolous, but most of merit, and their joint labours produce a most be said. Hats, shoes, the gait of the lounger, and his acute and susceptible, population of Paris, they could attractive work. But the necessity of daily produc- laugh upon the hearth-rug, or over the mahogany," much more comfortably dispense with their coffee tion (the Sunday even not being excepted) inevitably are in turns made the pegs upon which are hung and wine at breakfast than with the mirthful carica-gives birth to much that is hastily conceived or exe- remarks on men and manners, clipped into epigramture and pungent political squib. The Charivari is, cuted, and no little that is strained and far-fetched. matic conciseness. therefore, the living expression of the Parisian mind Nevertheless, the Charivari is immeasurably the Talking of Caricatures and the Charivari, reminds -the mirror in which the current of diurnal fancy is wittiest journal in Europe, and shames, by what is us that we have to notice an Illustrative Key to the reflected—the repertory of witticisms for stroll and thrown off in a single night, the month's parturition Political Sketches of " H. B.", from Nos. loto 600, soirée—the jester's manual and lounger's laughing- of many of our English periodicals. The fertility of which lies before us in all the pomp of a splendid gas. What the stage of Aristophanes was for the Gavarni's inventive genius is even still more mar- octavo volume: we may add, in all the dulness. An ancient Athenians this journal is for a contemporary vellous than that of his assistant writers the burin excellent and popular catalogue raisonné might population, whose lively and impressible nature moves more rapidly than the pen_and in no single have been made of those far-famed sketches, and it bears a close resemblance to the countrymen of week do less than four lithographed drawings, com. would have been all the better for an occasional outPericles ; the Wasps' are as busy at work, and the posed with admirable skill and genius, and finished line illustration,-say, of the more familiar and cha•Frogs' (a truly Gallican image) as constantly croak- with consummate effect, make their appearance from racteristic heads. But this appears never even to ing: The sparkling champagne, which is indigenous Gavarni's attelier in the Charivari alone—a copious- have suggested itself to the concocters of the book, to France, is here poured out on a neat little sheet, ness perhaps unexampled in the whole history of who have also forgotten, that, to give permanent value instead of being imprisoned in those · black bottles' art. * * The sale, as may well be conceived, is im- to an . Illustrative Key,' the subjects ought to have which have lately caused such a stir amongst my mense, and the hostility of the Citizen King and his been dated. military confrères' in England, bubbling with joyous adherents commensurately inveterate. Endless ridieffervescence, sipped with a smile and then forgotten. cule of the Château is its stock-in-trade, and upon List of New Books.-Rota's Key to Bottarelli's Exercises, Amidst a vast deal of frivolity and matters of mere the principle (or rather no principle) that a journal new edit. 12mo. 25. 6d. sheep. -Perrin's Spelling, new edit

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METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL for JUNE, kept by the Assistant Secretary, at the Apartments of the Royal Society,

BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT AND COUNCIL.

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P.M. Fine-nearly cloudless.

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A.M. Cloudy-light breeze. P.M. Fine and cloudless. Evening,

Overcast - light rain, O 630.036 30.030 72.7 30.014 30.008 66.0 54 05.3 55.3 56.5 51.3 69.0.019 | WNW A.M. Five-light clouds and wind. P.M. Heavy clouds-It. wind.

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Fine and starlight. M 14 30.100 30.094 67.6 30.036 30.028 60.8 48 03.2 57.3 67.7 46.7 72.6

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and starlight. T 15 29.940 29.932 59.3 30.008 30.000 61.3 53 02.5 57.4 62.3 55.6 66.0

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A.M. Fine-light clouds and breeze, P.M. Lightly cloudy. Es. Fine

and starlight. T 17 30.136 30.128 70.2 30.044 30.036 64.3 56 01.2 61.7 66.5 51.5 80.3

S SA.M. Cloudy-light breeze. P.M. Fine-light clouds. Er. Fine and starlight.

(-distant thunder. F 18 29.822 29.816 68.8 29.720 29.712 66.6 56 02.1 64.3 72.8 53.6 76.4 NNW Fine-11. clouds & breeze throughout the day. Ev. Cloudy-slight rain

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brisk wind. Ex. Fine & starlight. (brisk wiod. Ev. Fine & starli. T 22 30.118 30.112 71.7 30.076 30.068 66.4 56 06.0 61.7 66.7 53.7 70.2 .366 S A.M. Fine-11. clouds & wind, witli slighi rain. P.M. Fine-Il. clds.W 23 30.030 30.026 73.4 29.826 29.818 66.3 56 06.5 62.0 65.7 53.4 69.7

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Fine-It. clouds & breeze throughout the day. Ev. Fine & starlight. T 24 29.800 29.794 69.7 29.750 29.742 65.6 55 07.1 63.0 57.0 53.8 69.4

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Cloudy-light slowers-high wind throughout the day. Evening,

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ight.

Sum.

THE WIFE.
or to superintend the progress of the old ones; yet I

OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP.
On come, beloved ! to yon grey wood,

am afraid that, ere long, some dissensions will arise, Where oft in childhood's hour we strayed,

At length public opinion has been brought to bear which will tend to interrupt the progress of art Ere yet with plighted hands we stood

itself. Some scattered paragraphs published in those successfully on the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, Beneath yon bending willow's shade;

German papers (not Prussian), which affect to be and it is formally announced that such alterations And I my early dream will tell,

well informed about affairs here, have spread the have been made in the terms of admission to WestAnd blush not though thine eye behold me;

alarm ; and whenever the artists begin to quarrel, minster Abbey as will enable visitors to see the whole I feel thy voice's soothing spell,

there can be no doubt that the art itself will suffer! of the interior for 6d., or the nave and transept for Thy loved and loving arm enfold me.

Cornelius is about to establish a large attelier, in order 3d. They have placed the regulations under the

to make the necessary preparations for executing, superintendence of the High-Constable of WestAh! little didst thou dream how long

from Schinkel's designs, the fresco paintings, with minster, who will be in constant attendance at the I loved thee with a hidden heart;

which the vestibule of the Museum is to be decorated. appointed hours, and to whom immediate reference When even amid some touching song In the meanwhile, no large public buildings are

of any complaint is to be made. It happens, inopMy sighs would breathe, my tears would start : undertaken or in progress; and it is said, that the portunely, that the very same papers announce that Thou couldst not deem that this weak breast, police loudly complains of the increasing number of wanton injury has been done to some of the pictures

Which in thy joy stood mute before thee, operatives without work, and that some earnest exhibiting at the Royal Academy and the Suffolk Longed but to share thy soul's unrest

addresses have been forwarded to the King on the Street Gallery. This, indeed, is bad; but it is conWhen sorrow's night was deepening o'er thee. subject. There is a total stop here to everything: solatory to know that these are among the high

this cannot be for want of money, for the fortune the priced exhibitions, to which the public are not ad. Oh! then the sullen years drew on late king left to his family, is said to have been more selection and respectability. In the National Gallery,

mitted without payment, to ensure, as it is said, When thou must part, yet leave no token,

than royal. And I must bear, unshared, alone,

The Diet of the Rhenish States proceeds with great and to which the humblest mechanic and his family

where there are pictures of twenty times the value, A grief which yet might not be spoken. resolution. The language of its speakers is free, but have free admission, no mischief has ever been done or Oh, love! it was a fearful time,

respectful. They commenced immediately on church But all is past, forgotten now; affairs, which are still in an uncertain state. A

attempted ; and Sir R. Ellis has borne testimony Yet something of its youthful prime

pamphlet, The Church of Cologne in 1841,' which to the fact, that 32,000 persons have been admitted Hath fled from this devoted brow.

was published at Würzburg by one of the professors in one day to the British Museum without loss or This grieves me not, for well I know of the university there, has been suppressed, and

injury. Thy spirit will not love me less, will, of course, be much sought after. It is said to

The public will be glad to hear that Mr. Allan Though Time upon my head should snow,

contain some severe personal attacks on the Minister Cunningham is about, immediately, to prepare for Or on my cheek too rudely press :

of the Interior, M. de Rochow, who is considered the press, a Memoir of Sir David Wilkie, from I feel that thou wilt dearer be

responsible for the issuing of the decree of prohibition. original documents supplied by the family, including If aught to me can make thee dearer

A new piece, called a political play by its author, the letters and papers of the artist, and the journals When the spring leaves of life's young tree

M. Gutzkow, and which is founded on the well kept, it is said with great regularity, during his travels known story of Patkul,' the Livonian nobleman, so

in Spain, Italy, and the East. A project is also Around thy brow are growing searer,

shamefully executed by order of Charles XII. of afloat for raising, by subscription, a monument to the Years waned ; and thou rememberest yet

Sweden, has been just brought out at the royal deceased artist. We shall much rejoice if this intenThe hour which led thee back to me,

theatre. The allusions to politics, the state of the tion be carried into execution,—we should like to When, sickened with the world, we met,

press, the newspapers, &c., were, of course, much see monuments erected in this way to Hogarth, And each was changed yet both were free: applauded ; and as the King does not appear so often Reynolds, and others, who have shed a lustre on Not changed in soul, but sadder grown, at the theatre as his late father did, the public seem

Britain and British art, and we shall be quite conAnd touched as by the wand of sorrow;

to consider themselves more at liberty than formerly, tent to begin with offering homage to the memory And doomed, like buds too early blown, when they seldom ventured to applaud such passages,

of Wilkie, But let there be no jobbing in the To greet, with wasted bloom, the morrow. because they knew that the old king did not like it ;" | matter: and we sound this note of warning because

and it was only for this reason that many things we have already observed certain old familiar indicaThen once again I dared to dream,

passed unnoticed, which would at present draw forth tions which awaken suspicion. Whatever is done, But now no more a dream of sadness; shouts of applause. Things have much changed !

let it be done in a worthy spirit, and in honour of Thy presence smoothed my life's rough stream,

You are aware, no doubt, that Raumer is again the dead—not with reference to living interests and And led me back to youth and gladness! And something did our hearts subdue,

circuit of the London saloons, rummaging

amongst after exhibition of the designs, and by competent amongst you, "taking notes”-making, I suppose, the profits. Let us have a promise at starting that the

work shall be open to competition---competition A yearning thought-a thought of home historical records, and laying up, perhaps, fresh maAs though our souls more closely drew

terials for an improved and enlarged edition of persons, to be selected by the competitors—then we Ere yet the darker days should come, • Letters on England.' A critical, but not very com

shall all put our shoulders to the wheel, and struggle Now, let them come! I fear them not:

plimentary sketch of Raumer has lately appeared in zealously in the good cause. But there must be For art not thou, beloved, mine?

the ‘Hallische Jahrbücher,' a work of deservedly some such preliminary conditions; for artists and the And is not this time-hallowed spot

high character, but doubly dyed with the mystic public are weary even of competition without security The altar of a love divine ? philosophy of Hegel. I know not whether you are

for even-handed justice. What a disgraceful piece Oh, may the lamp which lights us now

aware that Berlin is the stronghold of Hegel's sect, of jobbery is laid bare in the following letter, relating For ever on that altar burn,

with Gabler von Henning and others for its chief to the proposed competition for a new Church in And ne'er through life our spirits know defenders. The King, who is in German phrase a

Hyde Park Gardens. One severed hour o'er which to mourn! Pietist, has at length taken steps to counteract its (as nary business was conducted in regard to the numerous

The proceedings of the Committee by whom the prelimiELEANORA LOUISA MONTAGU.

he supposes) pernicious influence. Schelling was designs sent in for their approval, were first made known accordingly invited hither from Munich; and it is to me in January 1840, when I was informed that out of the hoped that the veteran philosopher will succeed in Vestry for approval; but of these they recommended two

whole number they had selected five to be submitted to the FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE.

uniting under the banner of a productive and Chris only as deserving attention, and that at a Vestry convened

Berlin, June 21. tian philosophy the scattered and conficting views for the purpose, a report accordingly was made and reThe town is nearly deserted. The King left some which at present so much impede the developement mine; it was Gothic, and designated by a blue star,-the days since, to repair to Magdeburg, and from thence of sound philosophical inquiry. So far so good. other' Grecian, the work of Mr. Lindsay, marked " Let to the estate of the late Count Gneiseman, whose Let the champions of mysticism and truth enter merit bear the palm." The estimate for mine was 12,0001., marble statue was to be placed on his tomb on the day the arena, and essay their relative strength. But I for Mr. Lindsay's 8,4501., which latter estimate being upon of the battle of Waterloo, the 18th. This statue can picture to myself your astonishment, when I tell subsequent examination found inadequate by at least one

half the amount, the design was abandoned, and recourse is one of the finest works produced by the chisel of you that the government of Prussia, Prussia, the being again had to the five remaining designs sent to the the great sculptor Rauch. I saw it at the moment | land from whence such a fanfaronade about liberty and Vestry, mine received the unanimous recommendation of when it was about to be packed up, to be sent to freedom of the press had lately gone forth,—is about the Committee ; but as it was considered by the Committee the place, and could not but admire the simplicity to settle the matter in a more summary way, by sup-mitted, another of the five being Grecian, and the work of and imposing effect of this wonderful work. It re pressing the ‘Hallische Jahrbücher,' the main organ Mr. Gutch, was sent with mine to a special vestry, again minded me of the great works of the old German of the Hegelites, although this review is of a purely held to receive the second report of the Committee. And painters Albert Durer and others of his time, who literary and philosophical, and not political tendency. it is to the extraordinary proceedings of this Vestry, I beg

more particularly to call your attention. have left it doubtful which was the more to be admired It now appears under the editorship of Dr. Ruge, at

Mr. Gutch was a competitor froin the first, his (a Grecian in their productions, the purity or the simplicity of Leipsic, and is consequently subject to the Saxon design,) was among the five placed before the former Vestry, their style. You are, I suppose, aware, that this censorship. The alternative proposed to the editor and was one of the three of that tive not recommended for statue was paid for by contributions from the whole is to publish the work in Prussia; or, if not, its en.

execution by the Committee. But it would appear that

this latter Vestry had resolved to execute this gentleman's Prussian army, and that the names of the royal trance into Prussia will be forbidden. A good deal of design at any rate, for on this occasion, he being present, his princes were at the head of the subscription list. excitement prevails on the subject. That the editor design was re-produced, having been altered from Grecian

I do not hear anything worth mentioning of new will subject himself to the censorship here is impro- views and opinions which the other and approved design works of art about to be executed ; all is on dit, and bable; and if he does not, as the majority of the had elicited during the deliberation of the Committee. Of this uncertainty is not favourable. The Prussian subscribers reside in Prussia, his journal will have these alterations, or of the intention to make them, the artists seem to be on good terms with those whom received an effectual quietus.

Committee were alike unconscious.

One difficulty still remained-the estimate of cost-which, the king has called here to execute some new works,

by the terms of the original advertisement, was required to

accompany each of the designs, was declared to be insuf

never absolutely null. The amount is that they can ficient to meet the expense of the alterations which had be trained to hear certain sounds and utter certain attains a length of 13 inches, with a circumference of

and even quadruple; and with its enclosing drupe, gentlemen, in defiance (it is submitted) of fairness and con- syllables,—an effect so purely mechanical that it 3 feet; and sometimes weighs from 40 to 50 tb. sistency, were determined to support their fellow vestry- can be turned to no advantageous use, the hearing A full grown specimen, on the Society's table, meaman, Mr. Gutch, and adopt his design, potwithstanding and uttering of these sounds conveying no sense, sured twenty inches in length. The immature fruit, permitted him to raise his estimate from 8,6001. to 9,6001., from the impossibility of carrying the matter called by the colonists “coco tendre,” is easily cut to carry his new plan into execution.

further, and the sounds themselves being speedily with a knife, and it then affords a sweet and melting In this manner ended the labours of the Committee ap- forgotten when the practice is suspended. The aliment, of an agreeable taste. When the fruit is pointed to “advertise for, and receive and examino plans question seems to be, whether even this limited and ripe, it drops on the ground, and is no longer fit for Vestry rejected the design which, after long and careful unavailing effect has been the pure result of mag- food. In a few months, if not burie in the earth scrutiny, the Committee had selected, and they adopted, netism, unaided by those ordinary and more me. nor exposed to the rays of the sun, the fallen nut without previous examination on the part of any Com-chanical means which have before produced a like begins to germinate, and a new plant is formed. A tial member of their own body, that member ting present, effect. Meantime, the Academy rejects the Baron's remarkable circumstance connected with this tree is to aid them in their decision in his own favour, in total disa pretensions to cure this melancholy natural infirmity the length of time necessary to matureits fruit, and the regard of those principles of fair and open professional by means of magnetism. We may mention, as long duration of its bloom. It bears only one spadix rivalry by which all competitions should be guided. Yours, &c. Lewis VULLIAMY.

curiously coinciding with this decision, that a decree in each year, and yet has often above ten in bloom In Art we hear that His Royal Highness Prince of the General Congregation of the Inquisition has at once: it has flowers and fruits of all ages at one Albert has purchased Mr. John Martin's large pic just been confirmed by the Pope, declaring the prac- time. The tree grows on all kinds of soil, from the ture of the • Eve of the Deluge,'the same which was tice of magnetism illegal.

sandy shore to the arid mountain top; but the finest in the Exhibition of the Royal Academy last year,

Negotiations are said to be on foot with Malle. are found in deep gorges, on damp platforms, covered and also a set of his engravings ; and that Marochetti, Rachel, for appearing at Madrid in the course of with vegetable matter. In such situations the great the sculptor, is in this country, to model the bust of September ; and Rubini and Tamburini are expected, height and slender diameter of the stem, and the the Duke of Wellington, for the Military Memorial in the autumn, in the same capital.–From Weimar, length of its enormous leaves, produce a fine effect; of his Grace at Glasgow, that the Duke has sat, and it is mentioned that the great German actor Graff though, near the sea shore, its leaves, torn by the the bust been forwarded to the North for approval.

has just finished a dramatic career of upwards of storms, and hanging in long strips, give it a desolate The French papers mention the return of MM. fifty years on the stage of that capital, in presence appearance. It is to be regretted that the tree is de Beaumont and de Tocqueville, from a tour in of the Grand Duke ; who, at the fall of the curtain, not cultivated, and that a practice has prevailed of Africa ; and a loss or two sustained by science through sent for the actor into his box, and there conferred cutting it down in order to get at the fruit and tender death.' of these, we may mention the deaths of on him the gold medal for civil merit, and a letter leaves. The writer of the notice, in fact, expresses M. Nicolo-Poulo, a Greek, an almost universal confirming his recent appointments, in full, as a his fears that the species will be, ere long, entirely linguist, who obtained his retiring pension, as the pension for the remainder of his life.

lost. The uses of the Lodoicea are numerous. When fruit of long services, in the capacity of Sub-Libra

young, its fruit is a refreshing article of food: when rian at the Institute, only last year. Having pre

BRITISH INSTITUTION, PALL MALL. sented his valuable library to the city of Athens, he

The Gallery, with a collection of Pictures from the Italian, ripe, it furnishes oil. Its germ, when developed, is a

sweet dish. The hard shell is formed into excellent was preparing to return and close his life in his line is bepliester, Sir Rexnolds, Wilson, Gainsborough, Hogarth: vessels for drawing and carrying water, and the whole native country, when a fall, a few days before that Esq. R.A., IS OPEN DAILY, from Ten in the Morning till Six nut is used in India as a medicine. The wood is

in the Evening. Admission, ls. ; Catalogue, ls. fixed for his departure, in its consequences carried

WILLIAM BARNARD, Keeper.

used for building, and is split open to form good water him to a premature and foreign grave. To this obi- THE SEVENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION of the new channels, and excellent palisades for fencing. Its tuary notice, we may add the name of Ernest Joseph SOMETY PAINTERS in WATER COLOURS, FIFTY; leaves are used for thatching; and when platted they Munch, a distinguished writer of German Switzer- OPEN, from 9 o'clock till Dusk. Admission, 1s. Catalogue, 6d.

are made into hats, bonnets, baskets, fans, and a land, who died suddenly at Rheinfelden, in the Can

JAMES FAHEY, Sec. number of tasteful works, for which the ladies of the ton of Aargau, at the early age of forty-three. Herr

THE DIORAMA, REGENT'S PARK,

Sechelles are celebrated. Munch was librarian to the King of Wurtemberg, Interior of the CATHEDRAL OF AUCII, in the south of France,

JUST OPENED, with a New Exhibition, representing the The meetings were adjourned till November. and known by his historical and political writings. and the SHRINE OF THE NATIVITY, at Bethlehem, taken from a sketch made on the spot by D. Roberts, R.A., in 1839,

ENTOMOLOGICAL Society.-June 7.-W.W. SaunThe same papers furnish the particulars of a with various effects of light and shade... Roth Pictures are ders, Esq. F.L.S., President, in the chair.--Mr. Margrand banquet given to M. Ingres, in honour of his painted by M. Renoux. Open from Ten till Five.

shall exhibited part of a honey-comb, entirely dereturn to his native country, attended by most of the

ROYAL POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTION.-CARY'S DISmaster minds of France, in every department, and

SOLVING ORRERY, and the NEW DISSOLVING VIEWS, or stroyed by the larvæ of Achroia alvearia, and noticed
increased beauty executed by Wrench and

Smith), with approp the peculiarity of the cocoon, which is encased with presided over by the Marquis de Pastoret. It is in Wektu Sand MAGNETSP working at the expense of 27. per excrenient, as well as the excessive vibratile action no feeling dishonouring to M. Ingres, nor one which

,

of the antennæ of the moth.-Mr. S. Stevens exhi. does not perfectly harmonize with the proud and display eminent art. science, and ingenuity. The Microscope, bited a small collection of Indian insects, including enthusiastic reception which he has received from Diver and Diving Bell, Popular Lectures and Beautiful Eteeris three species of rare Wunque Pausside ; also living his countrymen, that we turn from the reading of in the Evenings, in addition to all the interesting subjects of specimens of several rare British insects, some of these particulars with a sigh, to a wandering artist of the Morning - Open at half past Ten in the Morning, and Seven in the Evening. ,

which he brought for distribution amongst the memour own, whom we, too, should have been welcoming

bers.--Mr. Hope exhibited a number of splendid home about the same time, and can welcome to the

SCIENTIFIC AND LITERARY exotic Coleoptera, and Mr. White some curious land which he honoured no more. While speaking

cocoons from Honduras, which he believed to be of the rewards paid to genius, we may mention the

either those of a coleopterous or cimbicideous insect ; gift by the Brazilian Emperor to M. Saint-Hilaire, of June 19.-Professor Wilson in the chair.—The one end was furnished with a trap-door of beautiful the cross of a Knight of the Imperial order of the Secretary read a botanical description of the Lodoicea construction. He also exhibited a drawing of a fine Southe Cross, acknowledgment of his long sci- Sechellarum, by M. Bernard, President of the Com- butterfly from the collection of the British Museum, entific labours in Brazil.

mittee of Natural History of the Sechelles Islands. which he believed to be new._ The completion of a A discovery has been made in the Library of the - This production, which has been long known under monograph on the Panorpida, by the Secretary, was Arsenal in Paris, of a second copy, unlettered, and in the appellation of the double sea-cocoa-nut, grows read. fine condition, of the celebrated print of Maso Fini- only on two small islands of tho Sechelles group,

MEETINGS FOR THE ENSUING WEEK. guerra, representing the Assumption of the Virgin lying nearly under the equator. Many centuries

Entomological Society

.Eight, P.M. a copy of which existed in the Bibliothèque Royale, before the place of its growth was known, portions of Mon.

Society of British Architects ..Eight. and was considered an invaluable relic, and impor- this nut had been frequently carried by the oceanic tant to the history of the art of printing from engraved currents to the Maldive Islands and the Malabar

FINE ARTS metal plates,-being four hundred years old.

coast; and the most absurd fables were current reA report has been made to the Academy of specting its origin and virtues. It was generally BRITISH INSTITUTION.--ANCIENT MASTERS. Sciences by MM. Becquerel and Magendie, on the supposed to grow at the bottom of the sea ; and the

(Second Notice.) subject of an asserted cure, by the Baron Dupotet, votaries of Vishnu devoutly believed that when that Nominalists and Realists have ever divided, and of persons born deaf and dumb, by means of magne deity was churning the ocean, he broke off several of will ever divide, mankind into two great sects, tism. M. Dupotet having presented to that body a the branches from the tree, that they might float upon or rather a great one and a small one, the latter patient restored, as he alleged, from that original in the surface, and be a specific for all the ills that being far from respectable by its numbers. This firmity, the Academy referred the matter to the two afflict mankind. The Lodoicea attains a height of example of sectarianism is, perhaps, the most ancient, members above named; and they, in their investiga- 80 or 90 feet; and is surmounted by a beautiful as it promises to be the most permanent in the unition, refusing to have anything to do with patients crown of winged and palmated leaves. The diameter verse, save that between the orthodox and heterodox who had been previously in the Baron's hands, and of the stem varies from 12 to 15 inches ; and the angels,—the lovers of truth and the lovers of delu. of whose antecedents they knew nothing, selected whole is so flexible that the tops of those trees which sion,-if it be not the same under a milder form. three young persons from the deaf-and-dumb institu- stand in each other's vicinity, strike against and chafe To imagine it sprang up with“ John the Sophist," tion, and requested him to work his cure upon them. each other in a strong breeze, making an extraordinary and ended with the Reformation, or only set your The result is

, that these children, in the Baron's noise. The leaves open like a fan. They are of scholastic philosophers and theologians by the ears, treatment, gained in sensibility to sound and faculty large size, often attaining to a length of 20 feet, with were a grievous mistake; it commenced very little of speech, precisely that degree which has been fre a breadth of 10 and 12; and in some few cases, to after the morning-stars sang together

, and will sepaquently conferred on them by ordinary means ; that 30 feet in length, including the petiole, which is of rate all Adam's children, each from another, we is, by exercising, in a particular manner the germ of sufficient strength to support the weight of a man. mean keep them at social loggerheads, till the Last their hearing and speech, imperfect, it is stated, but | The fruit is generally double, sometimes triple, Man. Nay, like Hotspur dividing himself, and going

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flitch against flitch to buffets, or John Lilburne, of Vanity and Modesty' at Rome, all which still exist | selves, but were sullied, rubbed, or tarnished from whom the John would quarrel with the Lilburne and to substantiate our above panegyric, could at any without; so firm and case-hardened against Time's the Lilburne with the John, almost every single per- age, unless second childhood, which Leonardo never assault are their coatings of paint, that when fracson will be a partizan now of the Nominal, now of reached, have in our opinion produced this compara- tured by chance or wilful violence, they have scaled the Real, by times perhaps of both together! Let tively feeble and unskilful work. Referred to a off in large plates like japanning or lacquer. Some our reader sit in ante-mortem inquest upon himself, lower standard, it might deserve very considerable traditions of this antiquer system may have passed a difficult but no impossible matter, and return true praise; its real merits, we should rather say, demand into Van Eyck's method, from distemper into oil, verdict—are you not, Mr. O or P, by virtue of your that, independent of all reference or comparison. and thence downwards, gradually more vague, into oath, a worshipper of names? Are you, to the best of Leonardo's greatest disciple and closest imitator, the modern process, till they at length disappeared your belief, and have you always been a lover of Luini, may have been the author; he was capable of altogether about Rubens's time. Several of this last realities of them alone ? Talk big as he will, shake both its merits and defects. None but a most able painter's easel-pictures (v. g. the Battle of the Amahis furious locks, or fists, at the imputation as he modeller could produce such rounded forms, undu- zons,'• Death of Sennacherib,') often struck our unwill, there is no superstition harder to root out from lous as flesh itself, yet of the broadest chiaroscuro. professional eyes as if worked up with a stiff varnishthe heart of man, to pluck away, with half his heart- Let us add, likewise, that the picture has suffered like substance, which, no less than their monochrome, strings beside, than the idolatry for great names. much from time and mis-repair. Moreover, we be- or one-coloured, character, had been the potent cause Juliet's logic upon this point, though it passes current | lieve connoisseur opinion upon its author is, generally of their good condition; while his oilier, mixti. through every mouth, and comes tripping off every speaking, opposed to ours. Mem.-golden ornaments coloured productions, seemed to us comparatively tongue, is but chopped there, not swallowed by any on the Boys' heads: where is there a known Leo- faded, sunk, or putrescent in spots where the rich one; it will never gain her the degree of Irrefragable nardo which exhibits any gold-painting? Luini was compost of tints lay thickest. We throw out these Doctress: her Romeo would have retained all his fond of it to excess ; even Raffael left it off but late; suggestions with great diffidence and deference; but “dear perfection,” yet would she herself, the super- Da Vinci, we apprehend, understood the philosophy beyond doubt a scientific consideration, an ocular subtle sophisticator! have discovered it so soon or of his Art better than to mingle heterogeneous ele analyzement, of the Van Eyck here mentioned, would relished it so well, had he borne an Italian name ments_paint and gold; he knew the latter was, not detect some valuable secrets, were our artists as equivalent to Bottom or Abhorson? We apprehend meretricious alone, but illegitimate.

anxious that their works should delight future times not. In short, a reverence for great or high names No. 14. “Portraits of a Gentleman and a Lady,' as bedazzle the present. That an elixir vitæ for picarises naturally and rationally enough from an en- by John Van Eyck. This is also a great name, and tures may be found, this apparently everlasting Van thusiasm for noble associations, whereof they are the something more a true one, and something better Eyck goes far to prove. Nevertheless, its merits nuclei; and becomes warrantable when such asso-still, a great reality. It has never been our luck to

are few besides those of colour and finish. It affords ciations are not allowed too much weight against see throughout all England so many Van Eycks as good materials wherewith to assail us for our amorous noble realities. Young mother-of-pearl complexion, every other dilettante we meet with, who would seem descants on primitive Art, our love-laboured songs ed milliners, peeping out ever and anon through to have put them up like partridges, in coveys ; we about the deep feeling, solemn beauty, simple grangreen parlour-blinds at the beau-monde, rocking believe they are no more abundant here than golden deur, and so forth, of very ancient pictures, despite themselves all tea-time on their straw-bottomed eagles. The picture before us cannot be doubted; their uncouthness, stiffness, &c. These portraits, so chairs in reveries about Lord Altaville or Sir Bel- its brilliant colouring flashes conviction (as a flowery the catalogue calls them, exhibit neither pathos, cour,—young citizenesses looking up in the fine fran- journalist would say) upon any one to whom the beauty, nor grandeur, though they are simple and tics from their pianos, and

genteelly screaming forth style of Van Eyck is familiar. His name appears solemn enough: he, a straight, lank, quakerish object West-end arias dedicated to Lady this or the written in black letter, evidently coeval with the in a black, broad-brimmed, high-crowned hat, stands Honourable Mrs. that, which stamps their frivolous painting, at its centreJohannes de Eyck fuit hic, full-front before us, as if ready to moan ; she, twisted chromatic rattle as the soul of sweetness, these so, perhaps for fecit hoc_and the date 1434 or 1424 three ways at once, bends sidelong towards him, with creatures connect everything that is noble with noble beneath. Its clear, keen style resembles that of one hand on, her stomacher like a lady who had names; and err merely when they prize a distant the great Ghent • Adoration in those portions so

“ loved her lord” six months ere he became so: prospect of fops above honest Snip the tailor's close distinct from others which exhibit a brown suffused verily this strange pair, hand-in-hand, resemble noattentions, fashionable sing-song above genuine me chiaroscuro, these latter being perhaps by Hubert Van thing better than Simon Pure about to atone for a lodies—the nominal beyond the real. Towards what | Eyck. Even the very sombre male portrait of our faux-pas by making Sarah Prim an honest woman. object we have sounded this long note of preparation picture has all its features shadowed without any However, the old-fashioned costume occasions much will appear forthwith.

sfumatezza, or smokiness of effect, as Italians call it, of this ludicrous effect: present fashions will perhaps No. 26. “The Infant Saviour, St. John, and a though the tints blend themselves duly. But this render portraits painted now-a-days no less laughable Lamb,' by Leonardo da Vinci. Here is an announce- tone we speak of is more obvious still in the lady's to posterity. The towerin round hat we spoke or ment to take away the breath in awe and expecta- flesh-colours, true “ carnations,” as sweet and pure is a most non-describable nondescript; it seemed to tion, there being no name higher than that of Leo- as the first blush of a sunbright morn. We feel us made of fine platted straw dyed black, but others nardo among the pictorial aristocracy. We can well persuaded Van Eyck must have used some vehicle think it beaver, and if so Chaucer's Marchant may pardon any one who bows down to the ground before or mixture now unknown, which gave that wondrous have had one like it. it, and raises his eyes again half full of dust. This firmness and translucency to the impasto of his works, A Marchant was ther with a forked berd, mighty name will crush all judgment in the amateur and which, assisted perhaps by the antique method

In mottelee, and highe on hors he sat, even yet sooner than in the casual picture-seer; for to of keeping each colour simple and separate, instead

And on his hed a Flaundrish bever hal. the latter it is not so great a name, he does not from of fusing or breaking it into the colour next it (too The Quaker's hat, so-named at present, save that it his ignorance associate such excellence with it, and much we believe the modern practice), has preserved has the crown of a coal-heaver's, might be a lineal will not perhaps discern many real merits which the a miracle of splendour like this in all its freshness descendant from this Flaundrish one, worn four cenpresent work has, while the more knowing enthusiast for upwards of four hundred years. There is no for Leonardo will detect miracles throughout. Our reason why it should not continue to do so for as

Having discussed at such length the seven greater enthusiasm for him produces an opposite result: we many thousand. His process might be compared luminaries of this collection, our observations upon may be slaves of another kind to the Nominal, and with Egyptian embalmment, over which it possesses the lesser lights must be necessarily limited. Yet reject a work as spurious because it strikes us as little the advantage that it hands down to posterity not a many a one among these is a very attractive lodecorrespondent with his name—with the name that his disfigured, discoloured, decomposed caricature of the star, if not quite a cynosure; and many another, admitted works which we have seen fully vindicate, original thing embalmed, but the original thing itself though without much pictorial merit, has the chief What! Leonardo, the noblest delineator of natural unaltered, or most often improved when altered at excellence of a picture in our mind, being so suggesforms, the perfect master of expression, the skilfullest all. We say most often, because in this specimen, tive, that even the barrenest contemplator must draughtsman who was not a thorough anatomist, the for example, the man's crimson robe has sunk into a cudgel his brains to keep away throng after throng most refined penciller. and elaborate finisher, the purple nearly black, whilst the woman's green vest- of reflections. Here are our auction-room acquainmost fanciful and fastidious selector of accessories ment shines out as lucid and dazzling as liquefied tances again, the famous Jan Steen and the two and details,-Leonardo, we are told, painted these emerald. Our above notion with regard to Van Rubenses (Nos. 66, 69,) which were noticed by us in two gross, grimacing boys, ill drawn, and of no very Eyck's vehicle and method is supported by the our accounts of the Camden and Stuart sales (Athesubtle execution! also, that sheep between them, general condition of those very antique Italian works næum, Nos. 712 and 708). with its fleece all on end in dabs, as if it had been painted without oil, as well as of those later and later No. 1. 'Sibylla, Electress of Saxony, and her Son,' washed by the clear-starcher, so clogged and stiff are works wherein more and more oil was used. Early by Lucas Cranach. A genuine specimen, and a work the touches! Da Vinci do this, and moreover relieve Italian works (trecentisti, &c.) have for the greater of genius, notwithstanding its oddness, and woodenhis figures against a coarse background of green part preserved their colours as sound and bright as ness, and ugliness. Cranach's most beautiful women vegetables growing straight up behind them like enamel; when otherwise, these did not sink of them are like what we may suppose the Venuses of white bull-rushes,—he whose fault was that of Protogenes,

Hottentots to be, and his loveliest boys like their “ soverchia diligenza,” super-exquisite workmanship Mona Lisa of his own. Against such infidels, however, Cupids. His Kings and Queens resemble those upon and taste? We cannot gulp down such an indiges- Lanzi, Lomazzo, Mariette, Richardson, Felibien, waagen; court-cards, so encumbered do they seem by their tible dictum; the gorge rises at it. No painter who &c. &c., all the oldest, all the best authorities. Bút Garth dresses sticking out at all corners, and painted in traleft as a specimen of his early powers the Medusa,' did not write his own Dispensary”; Horace's Odes and Vir- peziums or irregular polygons all over, rather than in and of his progressive the Monaca,' the “Mona sil's Eneid were written by monks of the middle ages, acLisa,** the · Portrait of himself at Florence, the cording to Père Hardouin; when the Louvre Mona Lisa is natural wavy folds. Our Electress looks as if she

sagaciously suspected, we are put in mind of the foatman's were barded, war-horse fashion, or hooped with a kind * Wondrous human works, like divine miracles, are apt circumspect query, “whether Shakspeare was written by of open armour, her brocades and embroideries have to be doubted by one sceptic or other: that Reynolds Ben Jonson ?" doubted the Louvre portrait of this name we have heard, If 1424, this would be one the earliest oil-pictures

such a stiff, metallic, laminous appearance. Cranach and peradventure it was always a hearsay-we cannot find extant, with a date. Another Van Eyck at Chatsworth has gives little animation, seldom even bare expression, it in the book. Sir Abram Hume also doubted-he had a 1421 upon it, and is the earliest such picture known. never expressiveness, to his personages ; his colours

turies ago.

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