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air of Bishop's, My Native Highland present month are, the overture to Home, from the Slave. A very a- Il Turco in Italia for the piano-forte, greeable flow of melody is maintain- by Watts; Mozart's overture to Íl ed throughout the piece, which is Seraglio, with a flute and violonanimated and brilliant. The intro- cello accompaniment; the overture, duction, however, is rather commone sinfonias, marches, and chorusses place.

in Handel's oratorio of Hercules, A Tema with Variations and Waltz, adapted for the organ or pianoforte by the same composer, is in the by Dr. Crotch. Some of these adapsmooth style of the former but less tations will be found particularly difficult. The variations present no- . useful as voluntaries. thing novel in their construction; The third book of selections from they are, however, agreeable, and Himmel's Fanchon, by V. Novello,

performer may derive as duets for the pianoforte. We have from them both pleasure and profit. already mentioned the great beauty

A Fantasia for the Pianoforte, by and elegance of these duets—this Gladstanes, is in a scrambling, uncon- number scarcely equals its predecesnected style, with but little to attract sors, because the subjects are not althe ear. It ought to be remembered together so beautiful and interesting. that the word Fantasia is not a li- The vocal department of composicence for every sort of extravagance: tion is by no means distinguished by composers are too apt to consider it any considerable accessions. Hark as a sanction for every excess of the the wind with sullen roar, a trio, and imagination.

No time is like the present, a song, by No. 10 of the Quadrille Rondos, by J. Watson, are admirable-for their Calkin, is lively and agreeable. The absurdity. The trio is indebted to cadences are, perhaps, rather awk, Mr. Bishop's Fast into the waves, but ward, but the subject is pretty, and the song owes no obligations to any keeps up the spirit of the piece. body, except indeed it be to the poet,

Adeste Fideles with Variations for the who has added incessant and evanesHarp, by Dussek. There is, perhaps, cent as rhymes to present, to our almore sameness in compositions for ready numerous stock. the harp than for any other instru- The Christmas rose, a duet, by ment, and in the piece before us this Mr. Dannelly, promises something at defect is very apparent. Arpeggios the beginning, but the close is boisterconstitute the principal features of ous and barren. This, like the said the variations under the form of the rose, is both in and out of season. triplets, (ascending and descending). The wounded negro hoy, is, we earquadruplets, &c. &c. The air is, nestly hope, defunct, dead of his however, well preserved, and its wounds. So may he himself be at sweetness will not fail to recommend rest, and all honest passengers be no the lesson, united as it is with a cer- more disturbed by his dolorous wailtain portion of brilliancy and facility ings. of execution.

The parting moment fast drew nigh, Introduction and Polacca Duetts for is too chromatic to he pleasing: two Harps, or Harp and Pianoforte, Deep in my soul, by G. V. Duval, by Chipp. This is a very agreeable Esq. begins with the very notes of and easy composition, and in every Mr. Horsley's lately published and way suited to a concert de famille. beautiful canzonet Laura. There is

The First Numbers of a Series of more pretension in this ballad than Operatic Overtures, composed and ar- in any of the former, and as a whole ranged by J. F. Dannelly, does not it is better by some degrees. Mr. promise much. Mr. Dannelly has Duval probably did not know that taken detached passages of the over- Mr. Horsley has published a song ture to Il Don Giovanni, and inter- called Medora, upon the same words. spersed them among paraphrases of Summer, by Sir John Stevenson, is his own, where they float like drops by no means equal to his general proof oil upon the surface of water. ductions. Its principal fault is a There is neither solution nor even total want of character. It twinkles mixture, and both fluids are rendered like the “ many twinkling leaves” useless.

of the season it celebrates, and to Among the arrangements of the about as much purpose.

The Rose of affection, from the lity,” as a serious study to every hosame hand, is just a pleasing pretty nest gentleman who designs to show ballad. The poet has fallen into a his passion “ in rhyme." Love, if curious rhetorical error, when he we may trust to the instances of most talks of " the soft huesof a promise of our“ Ballad mongers,” is become never fading from his mind.

a terrible affliction, but one remove We would earnestly recommend from ideotic imbecility. Pope's “ Verses by a Person of Qua- Oct. 20, 1821.

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE. Italian Literature. Professor Barbieri, city, has offered a prize of 200 ducats for of Milan, who has already distinguished the best comedy or tragedy that shall be himself as a writer for the stage, is now

sent in the course of the present year. A employed in publishing a selection of the collection of Poems by Màli, published at best modern dramas of Italy, and transla- Naples under the title of Poesie di us tions from the most celebrated theatricalpro. Amico degli Uomini, fe. breathes a warm ductions of Germany and other countries. patriotic spirit, indulging in lofty anticipaA 12mo. volume, generally containing tions of freedom, but his hopes and his three pieces, appears monthly': in the first prophecies have since been frustrated. In are translations of Delavigne's Vépres Sici- many places the author speaks in high liennes, Kotzebue's Count Benjowsky, and terms of commendation of several men of a comedy from the pen of the editor himself, rank, who, like himself, prefer the independ. entitled 'Il Terno al Lotto. In the higher ence of their country to the privileges andepartments of science and philosophy, nexed to a nobility depressing to the com. many productions have appeared that show munity in general, and hostile to its intethe Italians to have shaken off that apathy rests. La Storia della Filosofia Greca, by and torpidity which have hitherto prevent. Dr. Sacchi, of Pavia, is a work of consideed the south of Europe from attaining the rable interest and information, in which the rank enjoyed by its northern rivals. Il author displays great erudition, and throws Catechismo Agrario, by Caro Pollini, considerable light upon a difficult subject. Member of the Veronese Society for the There are four volumes now published : Promotion of Agriculture and Trade, ale the first contains the History of the lonic though a small volume, is one of considera- and Pythagorean schools; the second, that ble interest. The writer treats in a plain of the Italic; the third, of the Eleatic; and perspicuous manner of whatever is ne- and the fourth, an account of the Herac. cessary to be known by the husbandman, litic and Sophistic sects. Professor Ressi, and has been very favourably mentioned. of Pavia, has published a work on politiHe has, however, little that can be termed cal economy, entitled Dell' Economia della original, most of what he says having al. Specie Humana, in which he expounds ready been communicated to the public by very perspicuously the theories of Quesnay, Re and other Italian authors on agricultus Smith, Stevard, and Ortes ; and adduces ral topics. The Collezione dei Classici the various opinions of Malthus, HerrenschItaliani, publishing at Pavia, proves by ward, Lauderdale, Sismondi, and Lichtenthe success which it has received, that, at. stein. Another work relating to the philotached as they are to the lighter and more sophy of politics and government is Sull elegant arts, the Italians do not neglect the Administrazione della Giustizia Penale ne' more abstruse branches of science, nor are Governi Costituzionali, Napoli, 1821, on averse to studies which, from their dryness the Administration of Penal Justice in and speculative nature, present so little to Constitutional Governments. The author, captivate the imagination, or to allure any Francesco de Marco, enquires into the real but those who are decidedly reflecting. In principles of penal justice, and, in explainthis respect, therefore, Italy may be allow. ing the nature of constitutional government, ed to be not at all less 'active than her he deduces the necessity of trial by jury ; neighbours. Among the works already pointing out, at the same time, the various given in this collection, is a translation of forms which modern nations have given to Kant's Critic of Pure Reason. Signora this method of trial. This work will be Luna Folliero, of Naples, a lady who ad- found to display an intimate acquaintance dressed an elegant patriotic ode to her coun- with modern juridicial knowledge. The trymen, delineating in powerful language Neapolitan press has also ushered forth to and glowing colours the advantages of the the world a project for a system of univer“ New Constitution,” has written a treatise sal public instruction, Saggio d'Istruzione on the Physical and Moral Education of Universale e Publica, by Nicole Corelli, Females.-Salvadore Fabbrichard, mana- Professor of Chemistry. This publication, ger of the Teatro Florentino in the same which was dedicated to the National Parliament, owed its birth to certain appear- long since a steam-boat ventured to sea in ances in the political horizon that promised a violent tempest, when no other vessel the dawn of a brighter era, but which have could, to the assistance of a richly-freightsince passed away. Besides the general ed merchant ship. views which he here takes of the subject, Armenian Journal.A Journal in the the author proposes the establishment of Armenian language is now printed at the a committee of jurors, whose object should Armenian convent at Venice. This pub. be the improvement

of all arts

and sciences. lication, the contents of which are chiefly Under the title of Memoric Storiche, sc. translated from the Italian journals, has a we are presented with a biography of Count very considerable circulation throughout Vincenzo Dandolo, and an account of his all the Levant. At Constantinople it has. various works. Compagnoni, the author, many subscribers, and has even found and intimate friend of Dandolo, exhibits way into the Seraglio. The Hospodars of his merits in chemical knowledge, and the Wallachia and Moldavia avail themselves testimonies which foreigners have paid to of it very extensively, for the political bul. his acquisitions and labours in this branch letins which they are obliged to draw up of science.

every week for the Grand Signior. Germany.-A pocket edition of a series Nubil.-M. Gau, of whose travels we of translations from the most classic writers have before spoken, has commenced the of foreign countries is now publishing in publication of them under the title of Germany. Among the works already to New-discovered Monuments of Nubia published are, Voltaire's Candide and on the banks of the Nile, between the first Charles XII, Moliere's Tartuffe, Shak- and second Cataracts, drawn and measured speare's Timon of Athens, and Lord By- in 1819.” The works which have hitherto ron's Poems.

appeared respecting this very interesting Denmark.--A literary discussion re- country, afford but very little intelligence specting the merits of northern and clas- respecting its architecture and monuments sical mythology has lately excited much of art. Even the plates to Belzoni's book attention. Baden continues to attack the are devoted chiefly to the bas-reliefs in the system of northern mythology, and has tombs of Thebes, and what antiquities of himself been attacked in return by his op- Nubia are represented are not given with ponents, the advocates for it, among whom architectural precision. M. Gau, on the are Professor Finn, Magnusen, and others, contrary, confines himself exclusively to who accuse him of not comprehending the Nubia, and has delineated every subject spirit of the mythology which he labours with the greatest exactitude and correctness. to explode. He has, however, the artists of the principal buildings he gives plans, Eckersberg and Hoyer on his side. On elevations, sections, and details, and the the other hand, the three greatest poets of bas-reliefs are represented both in outline Denmark, men of indisputable genius, and and coloured ; and all these plates are perfectly indigenous in their taste, have upon the same scale as those in the maggiven authority to the anti-classic party, nificent French work on Egypt, to which and have borrowed most freely from the the present publication is intended as a stores of the Edda. So far as this is done supplement. M. Gau gives the represenwith discretion it is commendable, but tations and admeasurements of twentyexclusive systems of taste are desirable nei- one different monuments, upon 60 plates, ther in literature nor in art.

ten of which are coloured ; and these are Numismatics.-A Greek silver medal, all engraved by the same artists as exelately found among the ruins of Antiochia, cuted those in the French work : conseand brought from Aleppo to Paris, has quently the uniformity of the two works, the head of Demetrius Soter, king of in this respect, will be preserved. The Syria, and that of a female. It is singular text, which is in German and French, and that no other medal of this monarch pre. written by one of the most intelligent and sents the two heads. M. Hauetroche, in erudite antiquarians, will be published a recent work, proves that the female with the twelfth and last number, M. head is of Laodice, the sister and wife of Gau's drawings elucidate in the most satisDemetrius I; and that this authentically factory manner the origin and progress of confirms the conjectures of Visconti re- architecture throughout that region, where specting a fine Cameo (published in his it took its rise in Nubia or Ethiopia, maIconographie Grecque, pl. 43, no. 27.) re- tured itself in Egypt, and attained its presenting both those personages.

acmè at Thebes. They represent the temSteam Vessels.—These vessels are now ples situated farthest to the south, which employed in the Adriatic. One (La Ca. are probably the most ancient of any, rolina) goes regularly every second day and are entirely excavated from the rock. from Venice to Triest. Another (L'Eri. Nearer to Egypt these temples are only dano), passes regularly between Pavia and half sunk into the ground, and in the Venice, and with such celerity that the neighbourhood of the first cataract they voyage is accomplished in 37 hours. Not are found completely above ground.

MONTHLY REGISTER.

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ABSTRACT OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. The spirit of the Greeks towards and the scholar could not withhold the Turks still continues in as great a sacred and warm aspiration for the a state of exasperation as ever, not- cause which conjures up the slade of withstanding the apparently pacific classic empire, and becomes consedocument issued by the Porte; and crated by the names of Marathon and fortune seems to favour their exer- Cheronæa. The accessions which we tions. The latest accounts have have mentioued are of the highest brought intelligence, that Novarice, importance to the Greeks, who, aithe most important place in the Morea, though intelligent and active, must has fallen into their hands, with a con- necessarily be deficient in the science siderable quantity of valuable stores. of tactics; and this advantage can It is not at all improbable that in a never be counterbalanced by a corvery short time the whole of the responding one on the part of their Peninsula will renounce, es- antagonists, whose stupid bigotry recape, the dominion of the Turks, in nounces the improvements to be dewhose possession but a very few rived from Christian communication. places continue to linger. In the However, although Greece has led mean time, a very enthusiastic spirit the van of this important enterprise, in favour of the Greek insurrection and thus set the inspiring and patrioseems to have been excited on the tic example, it is not perhaps on that Continent: the last accounts from side that the Turkish dominion has Marseilles state, that a great num- to fear its final and rapidly approachber of young Germans, who had been ing overthrow in Europe. Russia, apprevented from embarking at Trieste, parently acquiescing in the views of had arrived there in order to charter thesurrounding cabinets, and renounca vessel for Idria, and that two ing all idea of territorial acquisiFrench generals were to accompany tion, has still in silence concentrated them in their enterprise. We confess, an overwhelming force. Russia has we are not at all surprised at this ever deemed a free communication patriotic sympathy. Independent of with the Mediterranean an object of the natural desire which so many paramount importance, and this she military men, cast altogether upon could at once secure by possessing perhaps but slender resources by the herself of the northern part of Turkey. universal peace, must have to resume To prevent this accession, Austria the activity which opens to them alone could effectually interpose: but wealth and honour-independent of she has had her quietus in the occuthe feeling always excited in favour pation of Italy, and gratitude, if not of the weak against the strong, and policy, must prevent her interposition. of the oppressed against the oppres

What effect such a change might sor-independent of the religious dis- hereafter have upon our possessions like with which Christendom must in India it would perhaps be too curihave observed the endurance of a ous to contemplate; but at all events, Mahometan yoke, and the humane no change can deteriorate those who dislike with which mankind in general are groaning under the abject, stupid, must have witnessed the arrogance, and uncivilized bigotry of the Turks. the cruelty, and but too often the On the part of Spain there is noatrocity of its imposition,—there is thing very new, at least in a political something in the very name of Greece point of view; but the Extraordinary to excite the ardour and the enthusi- Cortes have been occupied with a asm of civilized humanity. Even subject internally of much importance where the politician might be chilled to that country. Our readers, perby the frost of interest, the patriot haps, may recollect that in the King's speech a new division of the country the precautions of the board of health, was pointed out, as a project proper continues to make dreadful ravages. for their attention. The ancient di- In Catalonia and Arragon it rages vision of the Spanish provinces a- with such fury, that on the 23d and mounted to thirty-two, an apportion- 24th September the deaths, exment so unequal as to occasion much clusive of children, amounted to 260! local inconvenience. The prefects It is said that the entire population appointed by the Constitution, and of Tortosa bave fallen victims to it, those provincial assemblies to whom and that the city is converted into a the administration of justice was con- desart. The bishop fell in the cause fided, found the exercise of their re- of humanity, on the third day of an spective functions much impeded, illness contracted during his exertions and in some instances entirely frus- to comfort those afflicted; a death trated, by the great distance of not unworthy of a Christian apostle. some of their districts from the pro- A natural alarm has communicated vincial capitals, and in many cases itself to France, and a lazaretto has by the excessive population placed been established at the Pas-de-Bissounder their government. Some idea bie on the right bank of the Bidassoa, may be formed of this by the where every person coming from fact, that Cataloria alone con- Spain is subjected to a quarantine, tains under the present partition of a duration proportioned to the one thousand square leagues of terri- length of his journey. Those who tory, and upwards of a million of come from an infected district are inhabitants, confided to one provin- forced back. At Barcelona the moreial assenbly and one prefect. Under tality is stated as dreadful: hopes the new system this province is to be were entertained that the cool weather divided into four. The project at towards the close of September would present recommended divides the have arrested the progress of this whole country, and its adjacent cruel disorder, but ninety had died islands, into fifty-one provinces, fix- on the last day of that month, and ing the maximum of the population six hundred new cases were declared of each at four hundred thousand on the day following. people. This new organization is to In Lisbon a strong anti-British he followed by a fresh census and feeling has shown itself, which cervaluation of property, in order to tainly adds but little to the fame of promote a more equitable assessment Portuguese gratitude. The dismissal of taxes, and to fix the internal mi- of Lord Beresford has been followed litia establishment on a better basis. up hy a fiscal imposition upon the This plan, creating no less than nine- importation of all British manufacteen new provinces, and materially tures, of such a nature as to amount altering the boundaries of the old, almost to a total prohibition. The must produce a considerable change English ambassador sent in a formal in the geographical division of Spain; remonstrance against the imposition it will also produce much expense, by of these new duties, and next day the creation of so many additional pub- had an unavailing meeting with the lic functionaries: but, on the whole, new ministry. the plan seems a good one, and its Some very extraordinary trials temporary inconveniences are likely to have taken place in Paris, the results be much more than counterbalanced of which mark, better than a volume by the permanent beneficial effects of observations, the state of public which must result from the improved feeling in that country. The princiadministration of the laws, and the pal was that of M. Barginet, who more equitable collection of the re- was indicted for a libel on the king,

The departmental division of as the author of a pamphlet entitled France, originally proposed by the “ The Queen of England and NapoAbbé Sieyes, and acted on with such leon, who both died of cancer.” The effect by Napoleon, gave rise, in all publication, which M. Barginet, who probability, to this alteration.

is a very young man, boldly avowed, We are truly sorry to state that manifestly ascribed to poison the the yellow fever has appeared in the death of the two distinguished indipeninsula, and, notwithstanding all viduals. named in the title. In the

venue.

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