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Sober Views of the Millenium, by the cession of subjects so similar to each Rev. T. Jones, of Creaton, Northamp- other, viz. the destruction of the great tonshire. — Of the extreme sobriety and heathen cities of the ancient world, by the moderation of Mr. Jones's views of a predicted judgments of God; thus Bagreat event, supposed to be mysteriously bylon, Nineveh, Tyre, &c. have all sepapredicted in Scripture, no doubt can be rate narratives; and the causes and seentertained ; and we are most willing to quences being nearly the same in all, the separate the opinions of a very sensible reflections and opinions cannot be much man and pious Christian from the wild diversified. The introductions and notes ravings of fanaticism and the rash hypo- also are too long; and, though well writtheses of overheated imaginations and ten, are rather out of place in a book of weak judgments. Mr. Jones's reflec

poetry. For the particular faults which tions towards the conclusion of his book we wish to be removed, they consist are worthy of all praise.

chiefly in some trilling defects of taste in

the versification. The author has a Penruddock, a Tale by the author of strange and affected pronunciation of Waltzburgh. 3 vols.

We cannot

many words; and others are misplaced. commend this novel either for the As, propriety of the fiction, the probability And on the gentle evening's calmness, oh! of the incidents, the elegance of the

Full many a minstrel's harp's enrapsentiments, or the truth of the charac.

turing strain ters. The object of the author seems Pour'd forth its low wild notes of pato have been, to make his tale exceed.

thos on the plain. ingly mysterious. Indeed, a cloud of mystery hangs over the whole narrative

Again this botch of an exclamation oc. from beginning to end; from the introduction of the hero as a gipsy in the first

No tree, nor shrub, nor flower blowing

there, part, to the attempt to carry him off by

[low, an Italian swindler in a night-anchored

A sombre, sullen waste! from far be.

The dark funereal waters leave the bare bark on the day of his nuptials, in the last. All the females too are as myste

And rocky mountain-sides, or deep, rious as the gentlemen, with the excep

deep oh!

[flow, &c. tion of the two ladies' maids, who be.

Full many a fathom down, their currents have like sensible women, and are by far

Once more, the most interesting of the whole. One Yet burst them bravely, fearlessly, and oh! of the ladies walks into a gentleman's bed- How clear and how sublime shines forth room at dead of night, with a lamp and

the ark [adventurous bark. dagger, and sits quietly on the fauteuil, Of truth. Oh! give the sails to your and talks to the astonished inmate in vio. lation of all decorum; then blows out the

And, candle and disappears—this, too, from a

For oh ! the ivy climbs the temple's pride. lady past forty! Another is going to be We do not like the concetto, married to a very amiable young man,

Wasted in beauty, beautiful in waste. but changes her mind, after everything is signed and sealed ; and the bridegroom,

Nor such lines as with well-bred nonchalance, agrees to the And what they did of good, go ye and do alteration, though she was the chosen of

likewise. his heart, and he was devotedly attached Crush'd beneath which, the mountains to her. Such persons as these, are, there.

deem'd stedfast. fore, beyond our criticism ; and we again

As of the fire of his ancestors shone. say, that the ladies' maids are the only rational part of the menage.

But these are only as mosses and li. chens on the trunk of the poetic tree,

which may easily be removed; in the Songs of the Prophecies, by S. M. meanwhile, its sap and vigour seem to Milton.- This is a very pleasing and in- prognosticate future crops of rich and structive volume. The descriptive pas- mellow fruit. The moral parts of the sages in the poems are, many of them, of poem are not equal to the descriptive ; great beauty ; possessing much delicacy and there are proofs scattered up and of expression, with an elegant selection down, of immaturity of taste ; but while of images, and a flowing, harmonious there is little to blame, there is much to verse; there is, in fact, a truly poetic commend ; and if we do not extract any vein throughout. For the defects, the passages, it is only to induce our readers first and greatest consists in the suc- to read the whole.




Leonardo da Vinci.- A picture by LeThe late Mr. Pole Carew's fine Cabinet onardo da Vinci bas been lately disco. of Rembrandt's Etchings was lately dis

vered at the palace of Fontainebleau,

which bad long been given up as lost. persed by auction, and a preface to the

The subject is Leda, and it is spoken of catalogue informs us that this collection was surpassed only by that of the Duke by the contemporaries of Leonardo in the of Buckingham, the sale of which we

highest terms of praise. recorded last year. If the latter proved more abundant in rare and unique speci- Heath's Gallery of British Engravings. mens of the master, Mr. Carew's at least

8vo. & 4to. Parts 1. 11.— The rapacious possessed its due share of gems of no cupidity of foreign publishers, which has ordinary interest, as the following prices long pirated with impunity the copyright of some of them will amply testify:

of English authors, has lately directed Rembrandt's most celebrated work, its attack upon the works of our en• Cbrist bealing the Sick,' known among gravers, whose acknowledged superiority collectors as The Hundred Guilder, pro

in the execution of small plates bas made duced 1631. 168. bought by Sir Ab. Hume.

their works an article of profitable spe. The Portrait of Tolling, the Dutch Ad

culation in the continental markets. vocate, 2201., purchased for M. Six, of accomplish their purpose still more effecAmsterdam, whose ancestor is comme

tively, the said publishers have even promorated by one of Rembrandt's finest por

ceeded to engage English artists to make traits. The · Little Polish Figure,' a tbe copies. In order to encounter, on diminutive gem of an inch and a quarter equal terms, this unjust and illiberal combigb, 531. 118. was bought for the King of petition, the proprietor of the Keepsake, Holland. The · Rat-killer,' 591. 178. by the Book of Beauty, the Picturesque Molteno & Graves. The rare j ortrait of Annual, and Turner's Annual Tour, has Renier Ansloo, 711. 11 s. by Mr. Harding. determined to offer to the public, both of • A Girl reading,' 151. Mr. Woodburn. England and the Continent, impressions • Lutma, the Goldsmith,' 311 10s. by M. from the original plates, at a less price Claussin, of Paris. • Asselyn the Painter, than his competitors can sell their stolen with the easel,' 391. 188. A Portrait of and inferior copies. His plan is to give Rembrandt drawing, 311. 108.; another three engravings in each shilling part, portrait of him, 581. 168. The finest spe. together with descriptions. They will cimens of this collection were either car- usually consist of one portrait or fancy ried off by foreign agents, or found their bead, an historical subject, and a land. way into private collections at home, scape. The wonderful durability of enwhilst the officer of the print department gravings on steel prevents any perceptible of our national establishment sat a quies, difference between the earliest and the cent spectator of the sale, without funds latest impressions. at bis disposal to dispute the possession. It is to be hoped the results of this sale The Napoleon Gallery; or, Illustrations may not be lost upon the Committee of of the Life and Times of the Emperor of the House of Commons who are now France. 12mo. Partl. - This is an English investigating the affairs of the British edition of a series of French etchings, said Museum, and that greater funds will ere to be taken “ from all the most celebrated long be placed at the disposal of the pictures, &c. produced in France during Trustees.

the last forty years." It is to be completed

in sixteen monthly parts, each containing Four Vieus of Belvoir Castle, Leicester. six plates. They are effectively executed shire, the seat of his Grace the Duke of in outline, slightly shaded; and will cerRutland. - These are from original draw- tainly form a very interesting series when ings by Joseph Rhodes, Esq. of Leeds. chronologically arranged, or as illustrations They consist of two exterior views, the to the various Lives of Napoleon, for more distant one taken from the lake, and which their size well adapts them. In the near view from the woods below the one instance “ The Retreat from Mos. castle on the north-west. Plate 3. repre- cow," the letter-press does not at all an. sents the Grand Hall and Staircase; and swer to the story of the picture. plate 4. tbe interior of the Chapel, with the altar-piece by Murillo. The plates British Atlas, by J. and C. WALKER. are of large quarto size, well executed in Longman.- This work is to comprise lithography, by the masterly band of P. separate maps of every county in England, Gauci.

and the three Ridings of Yorkshire. Wales will be contained in four sheets, and very choice assemblage of the old Maswill be so arranged that they may be ters, together with nearly one hundred joined together, and form one map of the portraits on enamel by Mr. Bone, of emi. Principality. The whole will be com- nent persons in the reign of Elizabeth. pleted in twenty-three monthly numbers, At the Diorama two new pictures by each containinng two maps. The plates M. Bouton have been opened. The Cammeasure sixteen inches by thirteen; yet po Vaccino, at Rome, is a splendid proare sold at the very cheap price of 9d. duction; but the interior of the church of plain, or 1s. coloured. In the first part Santa Croce, is managed with the most are Lincolnshire and Gloucestershire, and magical effect. Day is succeeded by in the second Kent and Dorsetshire. The night, and the darkness followed by the modern electoral divisions and boundaries whole building being lighted up with can. are duly inserted.

dles, for a nocturnal service, attended by

a full congregation, which, wonderful to In Parts VIII.-X. of Shaw's Speci- say, leave their seats on its termination, mens of Ancient Furniture, some very great and presently the dawn of returning day curiosities are represented. A reliquary of is seen with its own peculiar rays of light. box work, said to have been brought from At the Panorama in Leicester Square Spain, is an exquisite specimen of ancient Mr. Burford has opened a new view of carving, in the most dorid ecclesiastical Thebes, and the gigantic temple of Kar. style, and deservedly occupies two plates. nak. The drawings have been supplied The enamelled candlestick of the twelfth by Mr. Catherword the architect, to whom century, belonging to Sir Samuel Mey. Mr. Burford was indebted for the view of rick, and formerly engraved in the Archæo. Jerusalem, now exhibiting at the same logia, makes a most splendid figure in co- place. Though the forms of the archia lours, which are copied with the utmost tectural ruins of Thebes bave become fafidelity and beauty. We have here also miliar from recent works, yet the visitor that monarch of all curule seats, the chair cannot fail to be struck with their actual in St. Mary's Hall at Coventry.

magnitude, and with their painted variety

of colours still glowing in the burning sun. EXHIBITIONS.

Mr. Rippingille's works are exhibiting The lovers of the art of painting have at the Cosmorama rooms in Regent-street. now before them not only the Exhibition Among these are the Post Office, the at Somerset House, which is considered Recruiting Party, and some excellent to contain many pictures of great merit scenes of French life; and an Hogarthian this year; but also two Water Colour series of six clever pictures, displaying Exhibitions; and at the British Gallery a the Progress of Drunkenness.


of 475 years.

New works announced for Publication. Chronological Charts, illustrative of

The First Part of a Series of 143 Ancient History and Geography. By Plates of Roman Coins and Medals, John Drew. comprising all the important varieties of Lectures on Moral Philosophy. By the Consular or Family Series, and those R. D. HAMPDEN, D. D. Professor of of the Empire, from Pompey the Great Moral Philosophy in the University of down to Trajan Decius. Including many Oxford. of those struck in the Colonies and Im. Letters on the Philosophy of Unbelief. perial Greek Cities, embracing a period By the Rev. James Wills.

With Introductory Ob- A Volume of Sermons, adapted to the servations. By the late Rev. Jonx GLEN Mechanical and Agricultural Population. King, D.D. F.S.A. &c.

By E. W. CLARKE, Rector of Great Greece and the Levant; or, Diary of Yeldham, Essex. a Summer's Excursion in 1834. With Statement of the provision for the Epistolary Supplements. By the Rev. Poor, and the Condition of the Labouring R. Burgess, B.D. Author of " The Toclasses, in a considerable portion of Amepography and Antiquities of Rome.”

rica and Europe. By NASSAU W. SEThe Autobiography of Cowper : being NIOR, Esq. an account of the most interesting portion Rosebuds rescued, and presented to of his life. Written by Himself. my Children. By the Rev. S. C. Wilks.

Rev. PETER Hall on Congregational German Historical Anthology. By Reform.

ADOLPHUS BERNAYS, Ph. DR. Biblical Theology. Part I. The Rule Valpy's History of England illustrated. of Faith. By the Rev. N. MORRENS. Being the Third Vol. of the continuation GENT. MAG. VOL. IV.



of Smollet's History. By the Rev. T. ditur,” James Cowles Prichard, Scholar S. HUGHES.

of Trinity. The Fossil Fruits and Seeds of the English Essay, “ The influence of anLondon Clay, by J. S. BOWERBANK; with cient Oracles on Public and Private numerous plates, by J. D. C. Sowerby. Life," James Bowling Mozley, B.A. of

The Life and Times of William III. Oriel. King of England and Stadtholder of Hol. Latin Essay, “ De Jure Clientelæ apud land. By the Hon. ARTHUR TREVOR, Romanos," Roundell Palmer, B.A. ProM.P.

bationer Fellow of Magdalen, Ireland

and Eldon Scholar, and late Scholar of Colburn's Modern Novelists.

Trinity The plan of this spirited publication is Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize for the best professedly an imitation of the late ad. composition in English verse, “ The mirable edition of the Waverley Novels, Burning of Moscow," Seymour Fitzgewhich has been eminently successful. The rald, Commoner of Oriel. enterprising bibliopolist, who has so long CAMBRIDGE, June 12. The Chancel. distinguished himself in this particular lor's medal for the best English poems department of amusing literature, now was adjudged to T. Whitehead, of St. appears determined to gratify the publie John's College.—Subject, “ The Death taste in a more extended degree, and at of the late Duke of Gloucester." 80 cheap a rate, that nothing but an im- The Greek Porson Prize of this year mense circulation can adequately remu- has been adjudged to W. J. Kennedy, of nerate him. This material object we St. John's College.

Subject, Shak, bave little doubt will be ensured, if we speare's 3d Part of King Henry VI. Act take into consideration, independently of II. sc. 2, beginning “My gracious liege,” the beauty and cheapness of the volumes, &c. the distinguished Authors whose leading works are to appear in the collection, and the eminent artists engaged in the execu- May 28. Sir B. C. Brodie, V. P.tion of the embellishments which adorn

The reading was commenced of a paper the volumes. Among the Authors con- on the intluence of the tricuspid valve of nected with the series appear the names of the heart on the circulation of the blood, R. P. Ward, Esq, author of • Tremaine'; by T. W. King, esq. E. Lytton Bulwer, Esq.; Theodore June 4. The Rev. G. Peacock, V.P. Hook, Esq.; Earl of Mulgrave; Capt. Mr. King's paper was concluded; and Marryatt ; B. D'Israeli, junior ; _Rev. a report was read from a committee for R. Gleig; Horace Smith, Esq.; T. H. collecting information respecting the oc. Lister, Esq. ; P. R. James, Esq.; J. B. currence of, and the more remarkable pheFraser, Esq.; Rev. G. Croly, author of nomena connected with, the earthquakes • Salathiel'; John Banim, Esq.; Capt. lately felt in the neighbourhood of ChiGlascock; E. S. Barrett, Esq.; Mrs.

chester, by J. P. Gruggen, esq. Gore; Lady Morgan ; Lady C. Bury. Tbe volumes wbich have already ap

The following gentlemen were elected

Foreign Members of the Society: M. peared (the merits of which are now too

Elie de Beaumont, M. Frederic Cuvier, well known to require observation) con

M. P. Flourens, Professor Hansen, and sist of Pelham, by E. Lytton Bulwer,

Dr. Rosenburgh. Esq. 2 vols; the celebrated Irish national tale, called O'Donnel , by Lady Morgan, week to June 18.

The Society adjourned over Whitsun the three volumes published in one; Tremaine, by R. P. Ward, Esq. in 2 vols. ; and Brambletye House, by Horace Smith,

May 18. The Anniversary Meeting

was held at the Society's apartments in OXOFRD, June 9.- The Theological Regent street, at which the necessary Prize for 1835, on the following subject, changes were made, Sir John Barrow, “ The Death of Christ was a propitiatory being elected its President for the ensuing Sacrifice, and a vicarious Atonement for year, and F. Baily, W. D. Cooley, and the Sins of Mankind," bas been awarded Thomas Murdoch, esqrs. Vice-Presidents. to Mr. Job Cowley Fisher, B. A. of A very favourable report was made of the Queen's College.

proceedings and prospects of the Society, June 16. The Chancellor's Prizes for The annual premium wbich bis Ma. the present year have been this day ad- jesty places at the Society's disposal, had judged to the following gentlemen :

been awarded this year to Lieut. Burnes, Lalin Verse, “ Julianus Imperator Tem- for his most valuable and interesting Tra. plum llierosolymitanum instaurare aggre

vels up the River Indus, and across



Western Asia. The council has voted sident, treasurer, and secretary to be ex5001. towards the outfit and maintenance empted. To this resolution the council of two expeditions of discovery, one to agreed, and it was arranged that it should the interior of South Africa, from Dela- be submitted to the consideration of the goa Bay, the other to the back of British members of the Society, who of course Guiana; and, for the promotion of these will agree to it. objects, his Majesty's Government has been pleased to grant the sum of 10001. Capt. J. E. Alexander, of the 42d regi.

May 23. The Annual Meeting for ment, started some time since on the

distributing the Prizes was held this day. African expedition; and Mr. Schomburgh,

Lord Nugent presided. The business of a scientific gentleman in the West Indies, the Meeting was commenced by Dr. El. is already at George Town, preparing for liotson reading the general report, which the contemplated explorations in Guiana.

contained a highly satisfactory account of It was stated, that no late intelligence bad

the advance of medical science at the been received of Captain Back; but that

University. It stated that the medical in all probability August or September pupils derived the greatest possible adwould bring tidings of him, and that his

vantages from the establishment of the return might be looked for before the ex

North London Hospital, which afforded piration of the year. The council had

them the opportunity of attending to the subscribed towards the expense of publish- practice of their intended profession, withing an elaborate grammar of the Cree

out being compelled to have recourse to language by Mr. Howse, a gentleman any other institution than that to which who has passed many years in the Hud

they belonged. It also announced the son Bay Company's territories; and also

gratifying fact, that the number of medical to a translation from the Danish into

students had, since the report of the last English of Captain Graah's voyage to the

year, increased from 350 to 390. Among east coast of Greenland, both wbich works

the prizes were a gold medal to William are in progress. From the treasurer's

Marsden, of Yorkshire, and a silver mereport, it appeared that the funds of the

dal to Matthew Morehouse, of HuddersSociety are in a most prosperous state; field; in both cases for proficiency in for, notwithstanding the above extraor

Materia Medica. Thomas Morton, of dinary expenses, the Society was pos- Newcastle-upon-Tyne, also received four sessed of 4,80001. stock, together with a

prizes—the two gold medals respectively respectable balance in the bankers' bands.

for Surgery and Midwifery, and two silver In the evening a number of its friends and

medals for Anatomy and Practical Anasupporters assembled, and dined at the

tomy. Thatched House with the Raleigh Club, at the table of which the idea of founding

ROXBURGHE CLUB. this Society was first brought forward by

A meeting of the members of the Rox. its present' President, Sir John Barrow, burghe Club having been convened on five years ago.

the 16th May, for the purpose of electing

a President, in the place of the late Earl ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

Spencer, Lord Viscount Clive was proMay 29. At the adjourned general posed as his Lordship's successor by the meeting (see p. 644), after a protracted Duke of Sutherland, seconded by the discussion, the Council succeeded in ob- Earl Cawdor, and was unanimously electtaining the election of Sir R. Gordon and ed to fill the Chair. Mr. Grant into their number, by a large The anniversary meeting of the Club majority:

was holden on the 17th inst. when the At the usual monthly meeting on following members were present:-Lord Thursday, the 4th of June, it appeared Viscount Clive, President, the Duke of that a deputation of the fellows, composed Sutherland, Earl Cawdor, the Hon. and of Dr. Bostock, Sir C. Forbes, and Sir Rev. G. Neville Grenville, tbe Hon. J. Sebright, had waited on the Council Baron Bolland, Sir S. R. Glynne, Bart., with a resolution, to the effect that it Sir Francis Freeling, Bart., 'Wm. Benwould promote the welfare of the Society tham, esq., the Rev. Henry Drury, and a more friendly feeling among the M.A., Geo. Hibbert, esq., J. A. Lloyd, members, if the Council were in future to esq., J. H. Markland, esq., J. D. Phelps, be guided in the election of officers by a esq., Tho. Ponton, esq., E. V. Utterson, combined principle of length of appoint. esq. ment and non-attendance at the business His Grace the Duke of Buccleugh and meetings; i. e. that two members of coun- Queensberry, K.G. was elected a member ril should be selected to go out by senio. of the Club. city of appointment, and three by the The President presented to the Club fewest number of attendances. The pre- a beautiful volume printed in black letter

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