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Obseiying the resolution and compo- you will see my friends as soon as you sure of his features, 1 caught at the can. I Tell them, every thingssay to hope that I might be mistaken in my my mother,” a Here his voice quite 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 wound, that he firm heart of this brave and affectionate would be spared to us and recover besson gave way—a heart which na 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. giss to accompany him to the rear, when As Sir John Moore, according 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,
are slowly along, he madethem 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 sa spring waggon.executed by Flaxman, was placed in When he understood the General was George Square with the following in theoBlanket, he wished him to be inscription -ondes si senis removed to the waggon. Sir John but I baita Sarutung * OS SVS
TO COMMEMORATB dod 03 brace asked one of the Highlanders whether to be he thought the waggon or blanket lità THE MILITARY SERVICES OF 'i sh best PvWhen the soldier answered
LIEUT. GEN. SIR JOHN MOORE,
odt NATIVE OF GLASGOW, that he thought the blanket best. “I think so too, said the General; and
2015 the soldiers proceeded with him to of lei HAVE ERECTED minh Corniņna, shedding tears all the way.
"THIS MONUMENT, olise get opisa, laitadi: 1817.
foast to see Colonel Anderson, his friend and Aid-de-camp for twenty years, thus
policore Infantezirea describes the General's last moments:
for at vi "After some time he seemed very an- To the Edétor of the Millange, ai xious to speak to me, and at intervals
ito gabalwas a bir got out as follows: ** 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 afayrs. i board will de me justice. Anderson, think it richt to tell you Sir, that my
husbend did not sweer so much, aslThere is another circumstance which he riter says & that it is an habbit requires consideration, the quackery of which he has almost got red off. He hackney-teachers of the art this has for ells me & i Join him, that he wil be long time been very remarkable i to oua
The art of Drawing” has frequently hapie to giv you a sale in the Marget been, for the nine hundred and ninety ichter, 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 single instance in which the use of these you will not publish no more about easy” works was productive of any good; himno mor at prestais gaya on indeed, their non-success is not to be wondom eld to edgue But remans
ng eddered at, for if one of these books be ex220702 anika sasa hłu Marget Ryan amined, of what should we find it to con
Late Murphy. instrt:ctions as may enable the pupil to
sist 2- Will it be found to contain such Prumitaw 9 Agust 1822.
become a proficient in the art to which he - ondo hai on our
aspires ?–No.-What then, shall we find ed* கால அங்கம்
it filled with? Absurdities. A collection echt Decor of trash, " of no use to any one," divided to robi sexo
into portions; (ory as we are speaking of
quacks, we may say, doses) which are geolt woulse lo misto ispita
nerally headed with the term " Secrets."te The Young ARTISI's Assistant, Yet, notwithstanding the
utter worthlessBY WILLIAM Enfield, M. A. the cash, and the poor youths' heads are git
they in consequence sell, the quacks pocket Author of " Elements of Natural filled with crudities which are not reduciTheology.* Scientific Amuse- ble to any law whatever—instead of being, sia ments, &c. &c. - London, 1822. as was so much hoped-for, illuminated by 12mo.com gniis19
the rays of science, every unfortunate nodsale
dle is found to be in possession a mere 4 Drawing," says Mr. Enfield, “ forms dead stock of half-formed ideasa chaos&s* so elegant and agreeable an amusement for of monstrosities.
obin'st stod 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 attractive 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 forins of fancy, 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 apud Carving, 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 MysKilized 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 cupictures, reading large books about pie- rious! But the work itself is still more tures, and hearing long speeches, uponsoon Old as this book is, superseded, as pictures. That it was to be acquired by (according to modern improvements made itting 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 work, we find the same yes, reader,
the very same secrets, and frequently have no object in view, to obtain which it in the very same words, that have appeared need exert itself, and it would therefore as original in every" whole art of Diawing become of no avait-the idle would then made completely easy" that has appeared be on a par with the industrious, and the from the time that the above-mentioned istupid with the ingenious.
work was published, till the present day ! « But we might as well hope, "contín srt
But, it may be argued,) these articles rued he/" to make an astronoma of a boyy to which you object, as not being newgiare by setting him to look at the reflection of probably such as cannot be omitted the the heavenly bodies in a pail of water, as first principles of instruction--the very ese to expect a boy who has been condemned, sentials of the art ? To this we only re- sand forced, to read a large book full of ply, No! they are not. It is the absence recipes, to end by turning a painter." of these essentials, and the substitution of Our friend here ended, to be sure it was useless and absurd recipes in their place, time he should
do so, having made, what which forms the subject of our complaint. the Americans--would call a somewhat
The quotation of a few of these incipes. lengthy speech. But whenever a man gets at would at once convinee the reader that we astride and gallops off on his hobby, how do not complain without causes but, as is it possible-tell me, ye who can tell, we shall have occasion to speak of them how it is possible to stop him ? Our hereafter, we shall, for the present; spare friend's hobby was Painting, and whenever the reader the trouble of reading what anybody set him on that subject, he never he is warned before-hand will be nothing left off without letting all his hearers know but specimens of absurdity.
a “bit of his mind." There was however, Hitherto, we have been speaking less of some good sense in his arguments, and we what should be taught, than of what should entirely agreed with him,
that youths who not we shall now change our plan a little. were to be artists should be set to work About four or five years ago, there came with their hands, in preference to their out a very pretty book on Landscape Paint-eyes ; that, in this case, pointedly, * Great inga written by a Mr. Alston: this book books” (that is, of recipes for copying (we should, remark, by the way, that the pictures, and grinding colours) « were letter-press part of it was very meagre great evils ;" that Royal Roads" to
but as we were saying this book) we re- this art, any more than to any other, there ** member showing to a friend of ours in 4 were none-every thing being acquired by
London, and asking his opinion. He was study and manual praetice, ; and, that the a man of considerable taste, and an excel- botheration about " Seerets" was “ All my lent artist.
soun, Hold enough ***. He read the book. “Sir," says he, 1.0 Reader, we here request of thee, to turn in a this book, little as it is, contains all that thine eye to the beginning of this most lua y can be said upon the subject of which it minousarticle, and read the titlepage which
treats. It is highly ridiculous, though very we have prefixed to it then shall those "common, to write a large book upon what know that we designed to write with hrcannot be learned by reading a book. The pen on paper, and to get imprinted, yea; Mart of Drawing, Sir, can only be acquired stamped with types, a Review of« Enfield"
by constantly practising with the band. Fine Arts. And, forasmuch, as we have The young artist will find much difficulty now on our hands, leisure to proceed onat his outset, he will find his best things towards with what we had designed it shall, be very poor and will often fail, when he straightway, illustrious reader, be laid beimagines himself to be just on the point of fore thee, plante en Succeeding. He will probably begin to Chaptér first, and, in our opinion, chape feel discouraged, but 19 discouragement her ter the-most-important, is Headed Drawmust not give way: his attempts must being.". Our author here says, To enable Freiterated, and he will eventually succeed. those who may not have the assistance of Ho It cannat be denied, that this difficulty a skilful instructor, to become masters of
at the commencement is a great damper to this desirable accomplishment, weshall d the enthusiasm of youth, but it is the same give plain and concise directions, and point
with every science, and probably it is for out such a mode of study as we trust will the best that it should be so if it were render the task of aequifing it pleasant, "not, there would be an end to the glory of and remove many impediments, which, overcoming difficulties; perseverance would without such assistance, would retard their
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 se 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- they must produce disgust. Instead of terials used in Drawing,". Then, “ Ge- finding pleasure in the first perusal of the neral Instructions," wllich 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, much 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 ne 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.
yd teresting, account of what are termed the The next division is on « TransparenSchools 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 considera is the next division. We think it would tion; the book bears the inclusive name of have been better, 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 ider 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.se
* Bagatste , therefore tolerate its admission. “The method of preparing the various. We have now gone through the work.
Plano di 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 thiat it is one of the best we have seen.png 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 contains 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, brimstone, (we beg pardon, The insertion of those recipes to which flowers of sulphur) six pounds," she is di- we so strongly object, was probably occarected to 5 inelt the sulphur in an earthen sioned by a wish to make the book as comet 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 I have no doubt it will soon do, the ingenious