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140 v sucesso THE LITERARY MELANGE,

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or Obseiying the resolution and compo- you will see my friends as soon as you sure of his features, 1 caught at the can. Tell them every thingssay to hope that I might be mistaken in my, my mother." . Here his voice quite et fears of the wound being mortal, and failed and he was excessively agitated. remarked that I trusted when the sur-At the thought of his mother, the geons dressed the i wound, that" he firm heart of this brave and affectionate would be spared to us and recover. son gave way—a heart which no danHe then turned his head round, and ger, not even his present situation could looking steadfastly at the wound for a shake, till the thoughts

of his mother, few seconds, said, “ No Harding, I and what she would suffer, came across feel that to be impossible.' : I wished his mind. to accompany him to the rear, when

As Sir John Moore, aceording to he said You need not go with the wish which he had uniformly exme; report to General Hope that I pressed, died a soldier in battle, so he am wounded and carried to the rear." was buried like a soldier, in full uniA serjeant of the 42de and two spare form, in a bastion in the garrison of files, in case of accident, were ordered to Corunna, Colonel Graham of Balgowconduct their brave General to Corun-an and the officers of his family only na. As the soldiers were carrying him attending. slowly along, he made them turn round Shortly after the accounts of his frequently to view the field of battle, death reached Glasgow, a meeting of and to listen to the firing; and was well his fellow Citizens was called, and pleased when the sound grew fainter, liberal subscription entered into for judging that the enemy was retiring the purpose of erecting a monument

Colonel Wynch being wounded to his memory. An elegant statue, was passing in a spring waggon.executed by Flaxman, was placed in a When he understood the General was George Square with the following in the blanket, he wished him to be inscription ontas ar 10 wibu removed to the waggon. Sir John

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TO COMMEMORATE, fod o baada asked, one of the Highlanders whether he thought the waggon or blanket THE MILITARY SERVICES OF S priser best Pov When the soldier answered

LIEUT. GEN. SIR JOHN MOORE,

od NATIVE OF GLASGOW, that he thought the blanket best, «I

UIS FELLOW CITIZENSZ 20 28 think so too, said the General; and the soldiers proceeded with him to ASÍ HAVE ERECTED kidah Corrina, shedding tears all the way.

THIS MONUMENT,

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SI56 29ude After some time he seemed very an

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ti ko substwona sich got out as follows a ** Anderson, you know I always wished to die in this An athor has advissd peeple to way." He, then asked, were the here much & spak little, i wish sum French beaten ?-_and which he te- of your riters would folo that plan. peated to every one he knew as they in your last number, thers ane acownt came in. " I hope the people of of our maridge riten by som wan that England will be satisfied; I hope my had no buznes with our afayıs. i esante vill de me justice. Anderson, think it richt to tell you Sir, that my

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husbend did not sweer so much, asta There is another circumstance which the riter says & that it is an habbit requires consideration, the quackery of which he has almost got red off. He hackney-teachers of the at this has for ells me & i Join him, that he wil be long time been very remarkable.

The art of Drawing" has frequently bapie to giv you a sale in the Marget been, for the nine hundred and ninety lichter, when you pleas and that as ninth time, made" (to use the puffing we are now towd by Stimbot you git language of these quacks)

completely up and down sam day--but expeks easy. We never however heard of a

single instance in which the use of these you will not publish no more about " easy” works was productive of any good; him-no mor at prestais gaus on indeed, their non-success is not to be woni 38&omn aid to Budgue But remans dered at, for if one of these books be ex220702 303 95kra blu Marget Ryan

andamined, of what should we find it to conLate Murphy. instructions as may enable the pupil to

sist 2-Will it be found to contain such

doo Brumilaw 9 Agust 1822.

become a proficient in the art to which hed -* omg her one day

aspires ?–No.-What then, shall we find od 4. seb it filled with? Absurdities. A collection

a batter of trash, "of no use to any one," divided REVIEW. To stotis sexo

into portions, (orgs as we are speaking of

quacks, we may say, doses,) which are geolit mogla lo musta isopos

nerally headed with the term " Secrets."too Thel Youre ARTIST's Assistant, | Yet

, notwithstanding the utter worthlessor Elements of the Fine Arts.

ness of these books, the titles are taking, BY WILLIAM Enfield, M. A. the cash, and the poor youths' heads are orit

they in consequence sell, the quacks pocketola Author of Elements of Natural filled with crudities which are not reduci-3.3. Theology.* Scientific Amuse- ble to any law whatever—instead of being, bia ments," &c. c.- London, 1822. as was so much hoped-for, illuminated by 12mo.scima i919

the rays of science, every unfortunate nodalom · Drawing," says Mr. Enfield, “i forms dead stock of ball-formed ideas a chaus ezw so elegant and agreeable an amusement for of monstrosities.

obin's 90 W leisure hours, and has so wide a range of When we find that the absurdities, sportgeneral utility, that it cannot fail to be ed by these creatures as new inventions atractive to a polished mind. It is equally and discoveries, have not so much as the dapted to both sexes and to all ages: and plea of originality in their favor, it appears whether it be employed in embodying the still more astonishing, that people should forms of faney, or delineating the beauties have been found silly enough to pay even of nature, and the inventions of art, it ne- the slightest notice to their pretensions. ver fails to be a source of amusement. It Know, gentle reader, that we happen to is the basis of Painting, Designing, Sculp- have in our be very good keeping," a vo ture, Architecture, Engraving, Modelling, lume, of a most antique and venerable apCarving, and most of those arts that are the pearance, which

beareth upon the beginning offspring of fancy, and that embellish ci- of it the following words : " Artes Mysvilized life.”

terys : being a rare and curiouse assemThe usefulness and agreeableness of this blage yn one boke of ye secretes of nature art have, indeed, never been denied ; but, and arte. Moreover, tretynge notedlie of people in general, have erred most egresye plesante arte of payntynge, the verie giously in their ideas of the manner in notable portraietures. London, Imprinted which a knowledge of it was to be acquired at ye Sygne of ye Rede Rogue yn Easte -many supposing it to consist in looking at Cheap 1560." "The very title page is cupietures, reading large books about pic-rious ! e But the work itself is still more tures, and bearing long speeches, uyon soon Old as this book is, superseded, as pictures. That it was to be acquired by according to modern improvements made sitting down with a pencil, and practising in the method of teaching the science,) its with the hand, never once entered their contents should have been by those of keads.

Hater works we find the same yes, reader,

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improvement. This now is reasonable, | a tobacco pipe. Again, at page 168, she and we hope we shall find that he not only will find « a quart of the bile of oxen, as talks of being concise and perspicuous, but fresh as possible. What effect is it likely that he really is so. After the above pa- that these passages would produce? why, ragraph, follows Implements and ma-bp they must produce disgust. Instead of terials used in Drawing.". Then, “ Ge- finding pleasure in the first perusal of the neral Instructions," which we must say, work, and of being encouraged to proceed are really good ; and so far, all is well. in reading it; she will instantly close the

The next chapter, however, " Mechanical book, lay it down, never to take it up again. Drawing," is one which we are exceedingly It is this kind of colour-making.“ Secrets, sorry has been admitted-we wish the art and the copying " Secrets" which do so. of Mechanical drawing could be cut out, mach harm, where they pretend to do good, cut up, and consigned to utter oblivion. Either the student's brain is muddled by.

For, we are persuaded, that to this, and to them in the manner we have before dethis only, are the failures of many individa scribed, or he imbibes what, perhaps, is ness uals to be attributed ; a person who accus- ver afterwards, got rid of, a dislike to the toms himself to the use of tracing paper, art of which these scribblers profess to treat. and copying materials of any other kind, That part of the work in which the instantly loses all freedom of hand, and different methods of painting" are describe command of his pencil. It is the most ed, contains a great deal of useful informamiserable excuse for skill that ever was in- tion, and is well worthy of the reader's vented with a professor of it, taste and serious perusal. When a youth has not genius are quite out of the question-it is made up his mind as to what branch of the the insiduous, inveterate, enemy to success art he shall pay his most sedulous attention in the study of the Fine Arts.

-whether to oil, or to water colours to We come next to " Painting." This is crayon, or to enamel he may, by reading an article which we earnestly recommend this, find what will direct his choice, fix every young artist to peruse with attention: his attention, improve his taste, and go far the first part of it contains a short, but in- to ensure success. fyd teresting, account of what are termed the The next division is on “ TransparenSehools of Painting, and also of the various cies," and the succeeding one on Perexcellencies of the most distinguished pain- spective." All we shall say of these, at ters. In the second part, the author pro- present, is that they are short but good, ceeds to lay down a succinct view of the We come now to the last article, « Enprinciples of the art.

graving :” this we should denounce as u of the different classes of Painting," being unnecessary, but for one considerar. is the next division. 9 We think it would tion;, the book bears the inclusive name of have been better, a had this been headed Elements of the Fine Arts;" and it may « On the choice of a subject, and placed be proper to give the student some idea of nearer the beginning of the book. We the arts wbich are connected with drawing shall only observe of it, that what is said and painting. Moreover, it is short, and in it, is pretty well said, and should have it contains useful information; we, will an early perusal. A din aqustgte therefore tolerate its admission.

32 og yd The method of preparing the various. We have now gone through the work, kinds of colours used in painting” is forty Speaking of it as a whole, we must say, pages of recipes the whole

of which, to those that it is one of the best we have seen par persons into whose hands this book is most the subject. The style in which it is writlikely to be put, are entirely useless. Just ten is familiar and pleasing; and the diimagine now, for the sake of illustration, rections for practice, such as may easily be a young lady to take up this book with understood by every one who can read the expectation of obtaining useful infor- them. To sum up its merits, it containa.. mation; she opens it, by chance, at page almost “ all" (according to our London 145, and stumbles upon "quicksilver, eigh- friend,) " that can be taught by a book," teen pounds a brimstone, (we beg pardon, The insertion of those recipes to which flowers of sulphur, ) six pounds," she is di- I we so strongly object, waş, probably occa rected to "melt the sulphur in an earthen sioned by a wish to make

the book as como pot, and pour in the quicksilver gradually; plete as possible ; and we hope, that when being also gently warmed," she is then to the work comes to a new, edition, which

we stir them well together with the end of l have no doubt it will soon do, the ingenious

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