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loved; and Mr. Clifton has put very a duet. This also is very pretty; appropriate symphonies to it. Lorenzo and the duet seems especially fitted to Jessica (the title it bears) is a pa- to be sung without accompaniment. raphrase of some passages in the scene Our catalogue closes with a ballad of the Merchant of Venice, to the by Mr. Barnett, and a song by M. tune of “ Light © Love," “ which Cianchettini. “ Lady! the silver moon goes without a burden.” It is an shines bright,” by the former, is not excessively simple and touching me- without rays of the author's talent. lody. The same hands have been We must, however, blame him for employed in the restoration of the faulty accentuation, in making the old English air, The Dusty Miller, to bar commence with the beginning of its place of natural beauty. This the line “ Her beams," instead of metamorphosis affords a strong proof concluding it with the first syllable. that much of pathos may be given to This is an error throughout. M. melody by a mere change of time. Cianchettini's is the Ode to Solitude, Again we find these gentlemen's names freely translated by Pope from Hoin connexion, to produce an original race's “ Beatus ille.” It is a curious composition with love fraught subject for a ballad, and contains eyes"—which is, perhaps, more sin- some such
very awkward and unmugular, and not less elegantly express- sical words as “ unconcernedly;” but ive, than either of the others. M.Cianchettini has displayed a chaste
The Maid of Valdarno, the words fancy, and strong feeling, in setting by Mr. Collard, and the music by Mr. it. The song is quaint and curious Field, is set both as a single song and yet elegant and melodious.
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE, &c.
. Canova.—This artist has just com- silky material. The specimen which pleted a work that is said to be su- M. Lainé has sent to the Editors of perior to any of the former produc- the Annales de Physique et de Chimie, tions of his chisel. It is a colossal appears to bear some analogy to the groupe, representing Theseus slaying silky filaments which are occasionally å Centaur. The hero has seized hold to be seen in the environs of Paris, of the neck of his enemy, whose where they are borne through the air human portion of his figure appears in every direction. to be still making some impotent Monument of Copernicus.—The coefforts against his vanquisher, who lossal bronze statue of Nicolaus Cois wielding in his other hand the pernicus, about to be erected at massy club of Periphatus. This Warsaw, will be placed in front of composition is intended for the Im- the magnificent edifice (belonging to perial Court at Vienna.
the Society of the Friends of Science), Rogers's Human Life.-Among the in the Cracow suburb, not far from recent translations from our own lan- the site of the church of the Dominiguage into that of Italy, is a version cans, which has been taken down. of Mr. Rogers's last poem, by Signor This illustrious man will be repreVittorio Pacciotti, who has added sented as seated upon an antique some annotations.
chair, finely dressed in an academiRain of Silk. – M. Lainé, the cal toga, and holding in one hand a French Consul at Pernambuco, says, celestial sphere, marked with astroin a letter, dated Nov. 1, 1820, that nomical circles. The expense of this at the beginning of the preceding monument will be defrayed by vomonth there was a shower from the luntary contributions. sky, consisting of a substance re- Scientific Travels in Egypt.--M. sembling silk, of which many persons Frederic Caillaud has set out from preserved specimens. This pheno- Syene for Dongolah. Ismael Pacha, menon extended to the distance of son of the celebrated Mohammed Ali 30 leagues inland, and nearly as Viceroy of Egypt, has obtained a many off to sea. He adds, that a signal victory over the Mamelukes, French vessel was covered with the whom he has expelled from the latter
place, where Abdi Kachef, who is Zoology.-M. Diard,
a young a great friend to the Europeans, has French naturalist, found at Sumabeen placed as governor. The jour- tra, in 1819, a tapir, an animal ney from Syene to Dongolah, along which, until then, had never been the left bank of the Nile, occupies met with, except in the New World. about a month. It is the intention It does not differ from the American of M. Caillaud to make astronomical tapir, except in colour ; the extreobservations during his route, and mity of the ears, the rump, the back, to collect whatever information he the belly, and the sides, being white; can respecting the antiquities of the while every other part is of a deep country, which are at present almost black. This fact is the more worthy unvisited and unknown.
of notice, as it overturns the reasonMechanical Inventions.-M. Kuhai- ings of Buffon, respecting the differewsky of Warsaw, a very excellent ence between the animals of Asia, mechanist, has produced the follow- and those of America. ing inventions, viz. 1. A Threshing Switzerland.--Literary and ScienMachine, which has the advantage of tific Pursuits. The want of an acabeing very simple in its construction, demy of sciences, an institution of durable, economic, and not expen- which an assemblage of small repubsive; and is likewise superior to every lican states does not admit, is judicontrivance hitherto formed for this ciously supplied by a general annual purpose, being the only one that in- meeting of all those who cultivate jures neither the stalk nor the grain such pursuits. These meetings, which in separating the former from the commenced in 1815, are held alterlatter. The machine consists of se- nately at the principal towns, and veral wheels, two of which (one at are numerously attended, there being either end) are furnished with 48 now upwards of 300 members. This flails : these are put in motion by year, Geneva is the place of rendezone man as he walks to and fro with vous, as Berne will be next. Switin the machine, and thus a single la- zerland possesses many literary sobourer is enabled to perform the work cieties. At Zurich is one, instituted of a great number. The most com- for the purpose of promoting the plete success has attended the expe- study of natural history: it posriments that have been made, and sesses collections in zoology, entothere can be no doubt of the effici- mology, ornithology, botany, and ency of the invention. 2. A Sawing mineralogy-and has, moreover, an Mill, which is also worked by a single observatory. Dr. Horner, of this person, without any assistance from city, has lately published his obserwater. 3. An Astronomical Watch, vations, made during the expedition which indicates the difference of time of Capt. Krusenstern round the in the principal places in different world. M. Schintz is publishing an parts of the globe: this has been ac- ornithological work, containing decepted as a present by the Emperor scriptions of the birds of SwitzerAlexander, who has sent M. Kuhai- land and Germany, and a series of ewsky, in return, a magnificent snuff- coloured plates which represent the box, and has assigued him a sum to nests, and the eggs of each species. enable him to continue his important Berlin.-Fine Arts. The last exhilabours.
bition of paintmgs contained many Prophecies.-Counsellor Lillien- by the students and pupils of the stern, of Frankfort on the Mayne, Academy of the Fine Arts, most of has published a very singular work, whom, after passing several years, in which he attempts to prove argu- either in France or Italy, are now mentatively and methodically, that returned to this capital, which they the predictions respecting Antichrist will embellish by their productions. are now on the eve of being accom- Those who have most distinguished plished. Antichrist, he asserts, will themselves are, M. Schadow (son of appear in 1823; his arrival will be the celebrated sculptor of that name), succeeded by ten years of religious and M. Wach, who exhibited an exwars; after which the millenium, quisite portrait of an Italian peasant as he assures us, is to commence in girl. This picture was universally 1836.
admired for its delightful colouring,
and its delicate finishing. The ex- 7000 pieces of music, by upwards cellence of Zimmerman's pictures of 700 different composers ; and these was such, that it adds to the regret also are catalogued both in alphaof the public for the untimely end of hetical order, and according to their this young artist who drowned him- Themes. The same society has self last summer. M. Rauch, an likewise a museum of Turkish and eminent sculptor (the same that is other singular musical instruments, now employed in executing marble and curiosities; with a collection of statues of the Generals Bulow and more than 500 portraits of composers, Scharnhorst), exhibited a very fine singers, &c. For the most of what bust of the King, and another of the has been done, the public are inGrand Duchess of Prussia. His mo- debted to the zeal and the ability del for a statue of the hero Blucher, of Baron von Knorr. He it was has been greatly admired; it is in- who accomplished, in so admirable tended as a decoration for one of the a manner, the extremely difficult task public squares at Berlin.
of systematizing and arranging the Institute.-The prize proposed this various compositions. The catalogue, year, by the Academie Royale des containing very valuable critical and Sciences,' in the class of Physics, is- biographical notices of each compoto determine, by means of accurate ser, is alone sufficient to attest the inexperiments, what are the causes of dustry, information, and enthusiasm, animal warmth,--whether chemical with which he labours to promote or physical? The academy expressly the excellent views of this institution requires that the quantity of caloric – to render it of real service, to emitted in a given time, by a healthy advance the art, and to animate its animal, and the quantity of caloric professors. produced by its respiration, be ascer- Fine Arts.- The Cavalier Tamtained with the utmost exactitude; broni is editing at Rome, a work, also that this caloric be compared entitled, Istrazioni Pittoriche. It with that produced by the combus- will throw considerable light on the tion of carbon, in forming the same practice of painting in Italy at the quantity of carbonic acid. The prize revival of the art, and supply much will be a gold medal, of the value of information relative to its history, 3,000 francs, to be adjudged at the being an authentic production of sitting of 1823.
Cennino Cennini, a pupil of Giotto. Belconi.- The city of Padua, of Among other intelligence to be gained which this celebrated traveller is a from this valuable document, we native, has struck a medal in com- here find recorded, that oil colours memoration of his discoveries, and were employed in that country bein testimony of their gratitude for fore the period usually assigned for the valuable gift he made to this their invention. place, he having presented to it two Lisbon.-sholition of the Punishment curious pieces of antiquity,—two of Death.—The Portuguese Cortes lion-headed statues of granite, now have, by the application of a longdeposited in the hall of the Palazzo violated principle of justice and hudella Ragione.
manity, abolished this dreadful puThe Austrian Society of Musical nishment, so opposite in its effects Amateurs.This admirable institu- to the interests of society, and so tion possesses a very fine library of degrading to civilization;-one which about 900 volumes; all of which are has been so deservedly reprobated on subjects belonging to the litera- hy Beccaria, and a number of other ture of music. Many of the books eminent philosophers and writers on are exceedingly rare and costly; the criminal and penal system. Pubamong the more valuable articles are lic morality would be much better many inedited MSS. particularly one consulted by the adoption of solitary containing materials for a continua- confinement as a punishment for tion of Gerber's Kunstler-Lexicon. crimes, than it is at present by the All these works are classed and de- spectacle of death. scribed in a catalogue raisonnè. In Aquatic Pedestrianism.--Three years addition to the literary publications ago, kaleidoscopes were the univer: and MSS. there is a collection of about sal hobby-but these were soon laid aside; next succeeded something with great commendation, is Sistema more hobby-horsical — but equally de la Ciencia Social Ideado por el Jushort-lived, viz. velocipedes, of which risconsulto Ingles Jeremias Bentham, such great expectations were at one y puesto en egecucion conforme á los time formed, that they threatened to principios del autor original, por el supersede the services of the equine Dr. D. Torribio Nunnez, &c.-Marrace. Another hobby has now ap- shal De Haro's Account of the Depeared, of a somewhat portentous fence of Gerona, Relacion Historica description. It is said that a person de la Defensa de Gerona, is a publicaat Glasgow, of the name of Kent, tion that may be consulted with adhas invented a machine, by means vantage both by the historian and of which he can walk on water the military tactictioner, and is parwith perfect safety. On the twenty- ticularly rich in materials for a narthird of April, Mr. Kent exhibited rative of the important events of the on the Monkhead Canal, in the pre- late war. Several works have been sence of about 200 spectators, who translated from the English and appeared satisfied as to the feasibility French: even the Memoirs of Berof the scheme. Not having heard gami, and the Queen's Trial, have any thing respecting the nature of found both translators and pubthe machine, or its construction, it lishers. But books of more permais impossible to judge how far it is nent interest are not overlooked, as is likely to prove of real service; but proved by an anouncement of a Spait must be owned, that the term nish version of Robertson's Charles V. machine, sounds as if it were and of the Principes de la Legislation something rather complicated, and Universel.—The Thirteenth Volume therefore does not promise much with of the translation of Mrs. Bennet's regard to simplicity and practica- Novels has appeared, containing bility: neither is much to be said at Rosa ó la nina Mendiga (the Beggar present in favour of its expedition,– Girl); and a female writer, named the rate at which Mr. Kent proceeded Donna Juana Barrera, has transbeing not more than three miles an lated another English Novel, under hour; this, however, might be owing the title of Cæcilia ó el Padre y al more to want of practice than to any Hija.-D. Vincente Fernandez Vil. defect in the method employed. Mr. lares has produced a good translaKent has since exhibited with success tion from a French novel of Ducrayin Edinburgh.
Dumenil, called Dias en el Campo ó Portable Houses. — The Swedish Pintura Historica de una piquena Fajournals speak very highly of certain milia.—Little original poetry has apportable houses, that have been in- peared; nothing indeed worthy of vented by Major Blom, who is cele- mention, except some political and brated at Stockholm for his know- patriotic Odes, and a performance ledge of mechanics. These edifices, of D. Rafael de Cæceres, which dewhich are constructed of wood, may serves notice merely from the exbe elevated in a single day, and con- travagance of the subject, it being tain, if not every comfort, at least a system of myology in verse. The all that is necessary for a small fa- title of this curious poem is, Exposimily. In cold weather they are cion Metrica Succinta y Eracta di warmed by a stove.
todos los Musculos del Cuerpo Humano Spanish Literature.-Don Torribio ó sea la Miologiu puesta en Nunnez, Professor of the University Castellano ! of Salamanca, has collected the va- Public Library at Lemberg:-Count rious statistical writings of Bentham, Ossolinsky has, with equal patriotism and formed them into a regular sys- and munificence, founded a Polish tem of politics; such a one as he National Library at Lemberg; and conceives to be particularly adapted Kopstynsky, a wealthy landed proto the wants of his countrymen at prietor, has presented to the same the present juncture. The title of the sum of 500 ducats. this work, which has already met
ABSTRACT OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. We have of course very little in to fortify their hotels against the the way of foreign intelligence to infuriated mobs; and, indeed, the communicate to our readers since our whole Christian population of Conlast, except with respect to the af- stantinople may be said literally to fairs of Turkey, where the insurrec- stand on the brink of the grave. tion of the Greeks, under Ypsilanti, These outrages have not been conbegins daily to assume a more for- fined to the capital; whole streets midable character. It is now said have been set fire to in Pesa, and that a corps, under the Greek leader, men, women, and children, either had crossed the Danube at Sistow, murdered, or devoured by the concommanded by Colonel Colcotsony, suming element. The Greeks have and were immediately joined by a been instigated, by the murder of body of Bulgarians and Servians, to their patriarch, and the cruelties practhe amount of 10,000. The Greek tised on their priesthood, to the most army of Epines has advanced to- terrible reprisals; and, in short, there wards Thessaly; and 30,000 men, is nothing, either savage or sanguinary, who had been sent against it by the which may not be anticipated from a Sultan, have been almost annihilated. conflict, in which those who cannot The Peloponnesus also is almost claim the laurel of victory, are sure wholly delivered from the power of of at least obtaining the crown of the Turks; and all the fortresses of martyrdom. the Morea, with the exception of The affairs of Spain present noMothone and Corone, have been taken thing new; every thing appears to by storm. In addition to all this, remain unsettled in that unfortunate the feast of the Rhamadan, during country; and, in order to render its which war is prohibited, by their own intestine divisions still more religion, to the Mahometars, is fast critical, the South American patriots approaching; and the month of Sep- have put an end to the armistice contember terminates the period of ser- cluded with the revolted colonies, vice of the present Oitoman army. and are represented as proceeding in If this news wanted any confirma- an uninterrupted career of success. tion, it would be found in the conduct A commission of the Spanish Cortes of the Turks themselves, in the city has reported, that there should be of Constantinople, where the scenes three sections of that body in South which daily occur are a disgrace to America-one for the northern prohuman nature, and baffle all credibi- vinces, and two for the south; and lity. The furious infidels have that a member of the royal family turned the contest into a war of ex- should be eligible to the office of termination; and, that nothing might Viceroy in each of these secondary he wanting to heighten the ferocity monarchies: this, however, is, we of its nature, they have given it à fear, an expedient not very likely to religious complexion. Every Greek arrest the progress of successful infound in the city has been, without surrection; particularly where the exception, massacred; and even the revolt has commenced in a republican venerable archbishop, the patriarch principle. of the Greek church, has been, at the Intelligence has been received from age of eighty, barbarously murdered, Mogador, of a late date, which states and his mangled body dragged with the termination of the Moorish reevery indignity through the crowded bellion, and the complete restoration streets of the barbarians. His suc- of the old Emperor, Muley Soliman, cessor, appointed by the Porte, is to all his original power and soreported to have died of fright at his vereignty. promotion : surely never did Bishop With respect to our domestic news, say " Nolo Episcopari” with more every thing almost is absorbed in the sincerity than this man. All the expectation of the grand ceremony of Christian embassies have been obliged the coronation, which, it is supposed,