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the man-millinery of the Church, the cross- | rococo man-millinery establishment at York es, copes, lecterns, altars, and super-altars; the other day, and those gentlemen who furfor it was he who led us to admire the nish the green and gold things, the chasuGothic in all its variety, and from him Sir bles, copes, bracelets, gloves, and dresses Walter Scott caught his rococoism. But which our priests will put on, to the disgust Walpole went further. He doted on antiq. of the churchwardens and the terror of the uities, and did not care what they were; he old women of the Protestant party. Let us loved even mummies, and, like old Cockle- imagine, if we can, St. Paul at Athens entop in the farce, would have been delighted during a mitre, and taking it off to be held with a hair of the dog that bit Aristides,” by the proper official, and being careful in for a false miracle was to him about as good putting off his gloves before the altar to as a real one. His noblest follower was Sir give the right to one priest and the left to Walter Scott, who had an infusion of the the inferior parson. The seven lustrations true antiquary, Captain Grosse, within to be performed before Vishnu are more him, and some, too even in his misfortunes, sensible than these antics of a rococo priestwhich he bore and overcame with the most hood. Let us go on by a step or so further heroic spirit of that peculiar affection of and worship becomes a nameless terror, in Selden which Fuller so drily notices. Ful- which we should be suffering as did the ler said of Mr. Selden, who was both a rich Eastern merchant for his unknown crime man and a keen antiquary, that he had a when, throwing away the stone of a date, large collection of the coins of the Roman he killed one of the invisible genii. But then Emperors, and a very much larger of those such worship is very pretty, very absorbing, of his present Majesty. Sir Walter united very rococo. to the love of the rococo the spirit of com- It is not manly, of course; if we go to mercial success; he built Abbotsford, but Messrs. Seddons or Jackson & Graham's we he loved genuine antiquities. He brought shall see the library or drawing-room chairs back a love of Charles I., a dislike - a gen- of to-day built of massive oak or walnut, tlemanly dislike, of course – to Puritans and capable of supporting any weight and

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– and Protestants, a belief, very different enduring any time. At the same time, we from the teachings of experience, or from shall see the rococo Louis Quatorze or that of the days of Pope and Addison, that Quinze chairs and tables all ormolu and priests were pious, learned gentlemen, and French polish, with splay feet and spindly he paved the way in the general mind for sprawling legs, very elegant, no doubt, for the revival” by Pusey, Manning, and drawing-rooms filled with petit-maîtres and Newman.

fribbles, belles dames and coquettes, but To be satisfied with simplest truths in re- ricketty and top-heavy, not fit to bear the ligion, morality, or art is not the way manly form even of Francis Feeble-woman's with the rococo mind. To tell a man that tailor. If Mr. Darwin is right, and by a it is his duty to educate bis hinds, to ask sort of natural selection the strong minds Lady Clara Vere de Vere whether she has grow up, absorb space, and strangle and no poor about her lands, and to bid her go kill off the weak ones as do weeds and teach the orphan boy to read, and teach plants, then we can have no fear of rococo the orphan girl to sew, would, for instance, minds. They have their use. They represhock Mr. Beresford Hope. It would knock sent a kind of conceited dilettanti hero woroff some of the ornaments wherewith the ship; they do not admire the strong; they rococo is loaded. He must refine, and ex- would rather pay their devotions to Ganyplain, and go back to precedent, and dig mede or Hylas than to Hercules ; but they up Saxon institutions to back up his argu- do some service to our taste in making us

He is always looking back to see admire the pretty and the little. The Mahow far he has been, not forward to find donna and the bambino are the dwarfed how far he can go.

So also with his fellows, ideals of rococo worship; the government Dr. Manning and Father Newman, setting of the Jesuits in Paraguay, the very crown out with the pilgrim on his journey and and flower of political achievements. The we are all bound the same way — to the truth is that pictures by Watteau with imworld to come, these two gentlemen come possible shepherdesses in silk sacques, shepupon a slough of despond -as who does herds with silver crooks and blue satin innot ? -- and they turn about in the middle expressibles, are very well to look at, and like Mr. Pliable, and scramble backwards, that Dresden-china images with rose- blush to play at Hildebrand and to dream of pow- complexions and fingers more delicate than er. Of the same nature, but subject to a the pistils of the fuchsia, are ornamental less effect, are those minds which got up the and pretty under glass shades; but when

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we come to the hard work of a very hard pose were stewards, running about, as stewand exacting world, which presses harder ards always do run, from place to place, upon us every day, and every day demands and getting very much in every one's way. more from us, the rococo mind must be We would suggest that another year one or swept away with the china ornaments and two of these officials should graciously trouble the furniture-picture into the limbo of vain themselves to study the comfort of those laand useless matters which in these times, dies who honour the sports with their pres.. however, have impeded, worried, and often ence, and should take care not to allow any turned aside the true thinkers and workers to remain outside the stand as long as men of the world.

are sitting within it. Further, if five shillings are exacted for admi:sion, the pay. ers of that sum have a right to expect a fair

view of the proceedings ; but on this occaFrom the Saturday Review.

sion there were many people who never liad AT BEAUFORT a chance of seeing anything at all. The

high jump was a foregone conclusion for

Cambridge, each of her representatives As, by the decision of the authorities, the being more than a match for those of Oxo University athletic sports were prevented ford. The latter failed to accomplish more from being held this year at Cambridge, it than 5 ft. 7 in. and 5 ft

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. was determined to bring them off, under the Mr. Little cleared 5 ft. 9 in. with comparaauspices of the Amateur Athletic Club, at tive ease, and won ; Mr. Green, the other Beaufort House. This arrangement was ad- Cambridge competitor, failing to clear that vantageous in so far as it permitted a large height. Mr. Little takes a comparatively number of appreciative spectators to be short run, and at a very slow pace. He appresent, who could not otherwise have at-pears to spring rather indolently, and to tended; but it was disadvantageous in so make but little effort; but his length of limb far as it gave a business-like appearance to and lightness of frame enable him to accomthese purely honourable contests, which was plish this really surprising height without not wholly desirable. Nor can it be denied apparent exertion. Mr. Green is an elethat, if this meeting is held annually in Lon- gant jumper, but he has a bad habit of not don, it will become more and more every getting his body quite clear of the bar, which year the scene of betting operations that often militates against his success. There will be by no means agreeable to the best was a good deal of jostling in the One Hunfriends of the competitors. However, the ared yards race, but Mr. Pitman, who got the rage for athletics is so great at the present worst start, came through his men with a very moment, and has waxed so exceeding strong fine rush, and won by about two feet. The in such a short space of time, that it is but battle for the broad jump was left at the end fair to presume it will cool down somewhat. to Mr. Absolom and Mr. Maitland, and at A reaction will probably set in in favour of his last attempt the former cleared the fine the cultivation of mind as well as of mus- distance of 20 ft. 2 in. Mr. Maitland could cle.

not accomplish this, and thus Cambridge The card on Friday was not inconven- won the first three contests. Mr. Jackson, iently crowded, there being nine events who won the Hurdle race for Oxford, unwhich were brought off with tolerable punc- doubtedly took his hurdles in better style tuality. The arrangements of the Amateur than any of the other competitors ; but even Athletic Club to accommodate visitors were, he did not approach to the form showed by to say the least, indifferent. The Grand Mr. Tiffany and Mr. Daniel in past years

. Stand, a mean and insufficient structure, ad- The Mile race attracted, as usual, a great mirably adapted for the admission of rain amount of interest. Mr. Little did not run from the top and cold wind from the as if he was altogether well, and he knocked sides, was approached by steps so precipi- bis shoulder against a post, which did not do tous that tbey must have been designed for him any good. It was rather an easy victhe use of acrobats. No part of it was re- tory for Mr. Scott, of Oxford, who ran very served exclusively for ladies, many of whom, well

, although his action is high. He is shortowing to the throng pf men and boys, were of stature, but has an unusually long stride obliged to remain in and about the wretch- for his height. The pace appeared to be slow edly small enclosure, with but a poor chance at first, but improved considerably, and the of obtaining after two or three hours even distance was completed in the very good a rickety chair. We observed a good many time of 4 min. 40 sec. Putting the weight gentlemen with white rosettes, who we sup-l is, we believe, an excellent trial of strength

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for the muscles – it is certainly a great trial | Two-mile race was unwisely kept for the of patience to the spectators. Mr. Waltham, last, but was well worth waiting to see. on behalf of Cambridge, put it 34 st. 9 in. Last year it will be remembered that Mr. which we are told is a very superior perform- Long

for Cambridge, and Mr. Laing for OxMr. Pelbam was looked upon as ford, ran a dead heat; this year the strugthe probable winner of the Quarter-mile, but gle was almost equally close, and Mr. Long on this occasion he was beaten by Mr. Pitman, again distinguished himself. Ile ran with who dashed away with the lead at a surpris- great gameness, and only lost the race by a ing pace, and apparently forced the running foot from Mr. Michell of Oxford. This genfor his University companion. Though, at a tleman ran throughout in very good style, short distance from the winning-post, Mr. Pel- and won, as we thought, with something in ham did come to the front, it was but for a hand. Ile certainly appeared the least dismoment, for he was evidently exhausted by tressed of the six, and, though the finish was the severity of the pace, and the prize would so close, we feel inclined to attribute that to have fallen to Mr. Maitland and Oxford had an error of judgment. Had the distance not Mr. Pitman come again at the finish been a hundred yards longer, we think that with splendid gameness, and won by two Mr. Michell would have won easily. Mr. yards. This was undoubtedly the most bril. Kennedy, of whom great things were expectliant piece of running of the day, and the dis- ed, lay too far out of his ground to have any tance was in the short time of fifty-two chance with the leaders, and this gentleman seconds. Throwing the hammer was another appears to prefer a longer course,

The two wearisome and vexatious business that went miles were run in 10 minutes, which is reon for more than half an hour. What mus- markably, good time. Last year Messrs. cles of the human frame are strengthened Long and Laing took 10 min. 20 sec., and or developed by this surprising exercise in 1865 Mr. R. E. Webster took 10 min. 38 we are at a loss to conceive. In all athletic sec. to accomplish this distance. struggles that are beneficial we cannot On the following Monday the Amateur fail to notice harmonious and symmetrical Athletic Club held their Champion Meetmovement. In running, walking, jumping, ing, and many who had contested on Fri- . or vaulting, the action and play of limb is day appeared again; in fact, nearly all the grateful to the eye. When, instead of easy great events were won by University men. and graceful motions, we see unnatural con- The day was miserably cold, the programme tortions and grotesque inflections, we cannot was much too long, and there was no atbe in any doubt as to the exercise that re- tempt at punctuality. The most interestquires them being useless for any good pur. ing contests were unadvisedly crowded pose. Hammer-throwing is bideous to the together at the end of the day, and the paspectator, and we are sure it is injurious to tience of the spectators was utterly exhaustthe performer. A man wields a long handle ed before the Half-mile, the Mile, and the with a cannon-ball fixed on the other end; Four-mile races had been run and these he raises it over head, and points it to hea- were just what they had come to see. The ven; he then spins round for half a minute managers of the Amateur Athletic Club like a dancing dervish ; of a sudden the have evidently a good deal to learn. Lonhammer escapes from his grasp and flies in don is not like a little village where the one direction; the man tumbles down and rustics have nothing to do, and think nothsprawls over in another; the judge runs ing of a day's sport on the green unless it away precipitately to avoid instant death; begins very early in the morning and finthe referee dives behind the telegraph-board. ishes very late at night. People in London The spectators must look, for there is no bave engagements and occupations, and time knowing which way the next hammer will is so precious that they cannot conveniently come. Withdraw your eye for a minute, and sit for six bours and a half in the most missixteen pounds of iron may be wbirled erable of stands to accommodate amateur straight at your head. In the present case we runners and jumpers who are too indolent cannot pretend to say wbose style of throw- to be ready at the appointed time. Being was best and whose was worst; we only tween two and half-past four in the afterknow that after a very weary half-hour some noon all the really important events should one made a prodigiously successful effort, and be brought off. The idea of running the very nearly killed a steward. On inquiry great race of the day at a quarter-past six we found that this was the winning throw, in the wilds of Walham, five miles from that Mr. Eyre of Cambridge was the hero one's dinner, is quite ludicrous. The analthereof, and that the distance over which the ogy of horse-racing should be followed. projectile travelled was 98 ft. 10 in. The On great days at Epsom, Ascot, or New

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market, the best race is always fixed to I to be excluded, and the character of these take place at the best hour. The Two contests would be irretrievably degraded. Thousand is not run at dusk, after eleven The meetings of the Amateur Athletic plating races; and the Four-mile race at Club should be open to gentlemen solely. Beaufort House might take precedence of Professionals can, of course, be excluded such exhibitions as banimer-throwing and easily. It is not so easy to find out and repole jumping. We must also observe that ject the claims of those who are neither the colours of the competitors, as printed professionals nor gentlemen. on the card, were carefully and persistently contradicted by the colours worn by the competitors when they appeared on the

We shall not review the results of the day's proceedings seriatim, because many of our remarks on Friday's sports JAPANESE ODES TRANSLATED

INTO Ex will apply to those of Monday. Mr Ridley Glish. By F. V. Dickins, M. B. (Smith, Elof Eton, who will be an athletic treasure der, and Co.) · This is a curiosity of litera. to whichever University may hereafter se- ture, and is quite as worthy of a place on a cure him, won the Hundred yards and the drawing-room table as a Japanese tray or workQuarter-mile races. He is not only possess

box. All the odes are short — most of them

do ed of great speed, but he runs with great though popular among the natives, are to us

ot exceed six lines — and many of them, gameness and unflinching perseverance. absolutely pointless. No doubt the Japanese The Seven-mile walking race occupied 58 would say the same of Dr. Watts or Mr. Tupmin. 18 sec. Mr. Chambers, who won this per, if they were rendered into that ancient contest last year, did not appear in good dialect from which these have been translated. condition, but he struggled well, and only In one place, too, we stumbled on a graceful lost by a few inches. We do not profess to turn which is beyond either of those poets : be judges of what is fair walking and what is not; it seemed to us that both Mr. Cham

“ And still my love for thee as yet bers and the gentleman who, according to

I have forgotten to forget. the card, was qualified for taking part in But without Mr. Dickins's valuable notes and this meeting by having resided at Liverpool, elucidations the collection wouid have been a are very fair runners, and singularly sound mere toy, and a quaint toy rather than one of in wind and in limb. Mr. Frere had no intrinsic beauty. — Spectator. difficulty in winning the Half-mile race for Oxford, and Mr. Long was again unfortunate enough in the One mile to be beaten Critical, on Early Poems of Alfred and C.

TENNYSONIA. Notes, Bibliographical and just by a few inches. His steadiness and Tennyson. In Memoriam. Various Readings, gameness in running are unquestioned; with parallel passages in Shakespeare's Son. with just a little more speed at the finish nets, &c. (London: Basil Montagu Pickerbe would often be, as he deserves to be, a ing.) – It is a pity that the anonymous author winner. In the Four-mile race Mr. Kenne- of this little study of the various forms and dy showed his real power. No one had the changes through which the poems of Tennyson least chance with him, and he was as fresh have passed did not, if he could have gained at the end as when he started. In these permission at least, so far enlarge his plan as degenerate days, a man who can run four to print completely the now greatly altered miles at a good pace, and finish as if he poems of the earliest editions and volumes side

by side with the latest forms which these poems were ready to begin his task anew, is worth have taken, and to give us in full the younger remembering. We have one remark to make in conclu- poems which the maturer taste of the poet has

now suppressed. As the book stands, the sion. At present the success of the Ama- complete lists of old editions and the occasional teur Athletic Club meetings depends al- citations of a few lines since altered in a poem most entirely on University men. But in here and there, will be of use chiefly to those time competitors will be attracted from all who have all the old editions in their possesparts of the country. It is to be hoped Tennyson's thousands of readers. Still this

that is, perhaps, to two or three of Mr. that a rigorous scrutiny will be made into little book is curious and welcome to the stathe qualifications of all strangers who as- dent of Mr Tennyson. It has been prepared pire to take part in these meetings. The with sedulous accuracy, and all its facts, mas mere fact of a man's belonging to an athlet- be depended on. It contains a complete list of ic club or a gymnasium in some large town the portraits (photographs and engravings) of is quite insufficient. The door would be Mr. Tennyson, which will be useful to many opened to hundreds of persons who ought readers. - Spectator.

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No. 1200. Fourth Series, No. 61. 1 June, 1867.

CONTENTS.

PAGE 547 564

581

1. Archæology of America .

Edinburgh Review, 2. A Week in a French Country-House

. Concluded Cornhill Magazine, 3. Lectures and Writings of Emerson

Fraser's Magazine, 4. Yachts and Yacht-Sailing

New Monthly Magazine, 5. A Dull Life

Macmillan's Magazine, 6. The Fate of Dr. Livingstone

London Times, 7. Poetry

Fraser's Magazine, 8. Gen. Changarnier :

London Review,

593 600 605 606 607

POETRY: An Arctic Vision, 546. Verses on a Russian Proyerb, 546. A Bird's Song in the

Night, 608. Hope and Memory, 608. Cui Bono, 608,

SHORT Articles : The American Colony in Palestine, 580. Death of Prof. John H. Alexan

der, 563. Antiphonal Chanting, 607. Bamboo for Paper, 607. Anecdote of David Hume, 607.

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