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FINE ARTS. character, Favourite Ballads, Popular Historical Sketches, Biographies of Public and Private Persons, Illustrations of Moral and Social Economy, Persian PaintING.—This age is one which Hints on Gardening, Agriculture, Domestic Man- has so refined quackery as to bring it into a agement, and Sanitory Regulations, Lessons in science; hence we always look with suspicion Science, Accounts of Cities and Countries, Won upon every new invention, and unless we our ders of Nature and Art, Abridged Translations of selves test its value, never venture an opinion, Interesting and Expensive Foreign Works, &c. Led by a very favourable report, we lately visited Whether the articles be original, and written for

Mr. King's gallery, in Church-row, Islington, for the series, or republications, the whole will be of the purpose of examining into the properties of a that wholesome and attractive kind of reading new style of art, called Persian Painting. We which is desirable for Parish, School, and Cottage were in the first place very much pleased with an Libruries ; also for the Libraries now forming in elegant display of water-colour drawings and all properly conducted Prisons, Hospitals

, Asylums, pencil sketches, most elaborately and tastefully and Factories, and in the Army and Navy."

executed. The Persian Painting, however, chiefly attracted our attention. This new discovery is a style which, at the first glance, appears something

between oil and water-colours, with the singular MUSIC

advantage of executing a drawing in four or five hours which in either of the former styles would

require weeks. One admirable Swiss scene, quite A World of Love at HOME. Words by J.

in the manner of Brockedon, three or four feet J. Reynolds. (Prowse.)—The poetry of this bal- square, executed in the most elegant and finished lad (as our readers will perceive) is of a very dif- We were also particularly struck by an admirable

manner, had occupied Mr. King eight hours. ferent quality from the trilling, insipid rhymes, so frequently sheltered under the cloak of a graceful of Eastern origin. For ladies, indeed for all who

representation of St. Aubyn, and by a wild scene melody; the air is well adapted to the words, and the accompaniment simple and flowing. There is short space of time, this is a most elegant accom,

wish to do something elegant and finished in a very something seasonable in the sentiment 100, for the “World of love at home” is seldom complete will plishment. It can be learnt in a few hours, and summer wanderings and autumn visits, grouse learned on application to Mr. King.

we believe on very moderate terms, which can be shooting, &c., give place to the

merry fireside.” We fancy it will find a place at the pianoforte of Illustrated LECTURE ON THE RUINED CITIES many a fair vocalist.

AND THE ANCIENT INHABITANTS OF AMERICA.

A lecture was delivered on the 18th ultimo, at 73,
A WORLD OF LOVE AT HOME.

Dean-street- the little theatre known as Miss
Kelly's-on a subject which, owing to the re-

searches of several enterprising travellers, has The earth hath treasures fair and bright,

within these few years attracted much attention.

Mr. Marshall's beautiful and effective scenery, by Deep buried in her caves, And ocean bideth many a gem,

which the ruins of the ancient temples and monu. With his blue curling waves.

ments were brought, as it were, budily belore the Yet not within her bosom dark,

spectator, are deserving of the highest praise. We Or 'neath the dashing foam,

wish, however, we could honestly give an equal share of commendation to the lecture itself.

Mr. Lies there a treasure equalling A world of love at home.

Shippard's mind may be, nay, we have no doubt

is, thoroughly imbued with a knowledge of his True sterling happiness and joy

subject, derived from much patient investigation,

and were he to write the result of his studies, and Are not with gold allied ;

condescend to read his lectures, it is more than Nor can it yield a pleasure like

likely that his audience would be both delighted A merry fireside.

and instructed. But his extemporaneous delivery I envy not the man who dwells In stately hall or dome,

is remarkable for a want of order, and constant If ’mid his splendour he hath not

repetitions, and on the occasion to which we refer

it was deprived of all dignity by the frequent use A world of love at home.

of colloquial, not to say common-place vulgar

phrases. The lecture was also injured by an un The friends whom time hath proved sincere, becoming air of conceit and self-satisfaction. We 'Tis they alone can bring

make these remarks in no unfriendly spirit; on A sure relief to hearts that droop

the contrary, we are inclined 10 think Mr. Ship'Neath sorrow's heavy wing. pard's reasoning and deductions very accurate

, Though care and trouble may be mine, and we wish, for the sake of general information

, As down life's path I roam,

that his method were one likely to make them I'll heed them not while still I have

more clearly understood and appreciated. His A world of love at home.

arguments tend to prove that the North American

BY J. J. REYNOLDS.

His recep

Indians are

a decayed race, deteriorated by continued representations of Hamlet. We have suffering and oppression, but the remnants of a only further to say this month to Mrs. Warner and people who must have made great strides in art Mr. Phelps—“Go on and prosper." and civilization, when Europe was in a state of comparative barbarism. There are proofs still

SURREY THEATRE, existing that they were right in their computation of time when Europe was wrong, and we are by

The opera company have ceased their efforts to no means sure that iheir perfectly different system charm the inhabitants of the opposite side of the of computation would appear more confused than water, and have, we believe, received a meed of ours, were it possible to find an intelligent indi. encouragement which must teinpt the management vidual equally ignorant of the division of the to an early renewal of their engagement. Most of Julian year, and of their

method of computing the singers were old-established favourites, Leffler five days in a week, and eighteen months in and Miss Romer in particular, but Donald W. a year.

King being a new appearancé, merits some few
words of introduction to our readers.
tion at the Surrey was most flattering, and we have

every reason to believe that this talented artiste AMUSEMENTS OF THE MONTH. his voice is sweet, liquid, and of very great com.

will attain to deserved eminence in his profession ; pass—in some scena and ballads we are satisfied that no singer on the stage can surpass him.

Moreover he is a good and correct actor, and looks Sadler's Wells.

well upon the stage. Placed at a very early age,

by the interest of the late Duke of Sussex and the The modern school, we are satisfied, would find present Archbishop of Canterbury, in the choir of it difficult to emulate the acting of Mr. Phelps the Chapel Royal of St. James's, Mr. King reand Mrs. Warner in the tragedy of The Bridal. mained there, received his musical education under This production of the antique school contains Mr. W. Hawes, until his voice broke, which ocsome exquisite and admirable poetry, and bas a curred when about fifteen years of age. After this deep interest which appertains to few modern he studied the pianoforte under Mr. Glover for tragedies. The two last acts surpass, in our two years, and very shortly afterwards took pupils, opinion, both in matter for interest and in acting, being favoured with very lofty patronage, which anything we have seen for years. Phelps, as the enabled him to form a very excellent connection. dishonoured, outraged, and maddened brother, Being however, as will be seen, unwilling to was never more happy and effective. In the scene waste his merits in private life, and very justly with his brother-in-law, where he listens to his supposing himself possessed of some voice, he at Wrongs, when, at the whisper of detraction against length tried the stage, played as an amateur at his sister, he draws his sword on his bosom friend, Brighton with some success and much promise, and then, by a reaction of feeling, casts it away and then with still greater eclát at the English and sacrifices every other emotion to that of friend - Opera House, when under the management of Mr. ship, was a finished specimen of the bistrionic art. Rayner. Encouraged by the flattering encomiums Mrs. Warner, too, as the fallen sister, suddenly, of ihe public press, he was determined to give up by the reproaches of her brother and of conscience, teaching, and make the stage bis profession, and roused to a sense of shame, and a desire for revenge, has since played with great success, and met looked, and spoke, and walked the stage, not Mrs. everywhere with the highest praise in Bath, Edin. Warner, but Evadne herself. We never witnessed burgh, and Dublin. În 1840 he married Miss an audience more wrapt and spell-bound than the M'Mahon, a fair singer of much promise, and Mr. crowded house which'filled Sadler's Wells on the and Mrs. King have together been even more sucoccasion of the first representation of this play, cessful and popular than before. Having now and which has followed on every subsequent re- gone through the ordeal of the provinces, and a presentation.

minor theatre, we may soon hope to see Mr. King Humlet, The Rivals

, the New Way to Pay 01:1 in his right position on the boards of one of the Debts, have also been acted in the usual correct larger houses, if indeed the voice of song be not and able manner which characterizes this talented for ever silenced within their walls. and efficient company. King John, and

Since the departure of the opera company Mr.

many other novelties, are announced for immediate ap. Charles Matthews and Madame Vestris' have pearance; and we are satisfied the season will prove drawn crowded houses, to witness the performance at its close a most profitable speculation.

of some of those popular trifles in which they apThe great success which has attended the praise pear to so much advantage. Douglas Jerrold's worthy efforts of Mrs. Warner and Phelps, is a admirable comedy of the Rent Day has also been positive proof that a good company, sterling revived with much success; and we can assure our pieces, and moderate prices are the only ingredients readers that the visit to the Surrey will amply rerequired to ensure public support. That the pay at any time the journey across the water. people, and the humbler classes of them 100, appreciate Shakspeare, and can be enthralled by the mighty charm of his genius, is proved by the crowded state of the pit and gallery, to witness the

FASHIONS FOR OCTOBER. knot fall low, and are lined with pink; they mingie

with the black lace floating over the neck : the is. terior of the brim is trimmed with small red flowers

of a deeper shade than the chapeau, or a lighter Rue du Faubourg St. Honoré, one according to the fancy of the wearer. Blonde à Paris, September 24.

lace begins to be a good deal adopted in the trip

mings of satin chapeaux, particularly for the inMy Dear FRIEND,

terior of the brims, where it is intermingled with

small Aowers or light coques of ribbon; and Unforeseen circumstances obliged us to return certainly nothing can be more becoming than blonde to Paris three days ago. My return just at this lace next the face : it must be a plain countenance moment gives me an opportunity of sending you indeed that would not be improved by the expresthe earliest intelligence of the modes, as well as the sion of softness which it gives to the features. newest costumes of the demi-saison. Those of When it is used for the exterior of a chapeau, it summer still linger, and probably will for the next borders a piece of satin disposed in the style of a fortnight. Paris, though deprived of her own beau drapery, partly on the crown, and partly or monde, is still far from being deserted by elegant the brim : 'the drapery is terminated low on che foreigners, and the gentry from the provinces; and side by a næud en papillon of ribbon to correspond

, as both are eager to make purchases before their placed at the base of a feather or a sprig of velvet departure, the half-season costumes are now quite Bowers. I have seen a few satin chapeaus of decided, and even some winter novelties may be different colours, with a garniture composed enregarded as positively settled. I shall, therefore, tirely of the same material, intermingled in a novel say nothing to you of our summer toilettes : in and I think tasteful manner with velvet ribbon; fact, the only novelty they present, is the recent but I cannot say how far they are likely to become introduction of some chapeaux, composed of alter- fashionable : satin velours' épinglé and velours nate bands of rice straw and ribbon; the latter of d'Afrique will be the fashionable materials få a white ground beautifully figured in flowers of chapeaux and capotes during the autumn; but various hues. The effect is exceedingly pretty, and velvet will be introduced this season earlier ta had they appeared earlier in the season, they would, usual. Indeed some chapeaux composed of it I think, have been very much in vogue; the inte already prepared, and as they may perhaps make rior of the brim is decorated with puffs of the their appearance before the end of October, I shal same ribbon, which, I should observe, is of the describe them. Some are composed of iron-grey richest grenadine gauze; the exterior with mara- velvet, the brim lined and edged with rose-coloured bouts shaded, to correspond, and arranged en satin ; a kind of fanchon of the material of the guirlande.

chapeau is thrown over the crown ; this ornament The half-season capotes and chapeaux are com- is so arranged as to form alternately hollow spaces, posed of satin; the latter are, I think, somewhat and full folds ; the former are filled with rose. smaller in the brim, and the crowns rather deeper coloured flowers, and those of the season. Others than those of summer. I shall cite, as the pret- of a small size and a singularly elegant style are of tiest, those of blue satin, of the same shade as the emerald-green velvet, trimmed with a wreath of blue bell; the garniture is a bow of ribbon issuing muguet; it has a profusion of brilliant foliage ; the from a coquille of lace. The effect is really novel. wreath is surmounted by a full blown rose with I may say the same of the garniture of those com- buds and foliage. These latter chapeaur are inposed of green satin, and trimmed with ribbons of tended for balf-dress. I may cite also two of the five different shades of green. I must not forget prettiest capotes for the demi-toilette that I have the white satin capotes--some of them are made seen for a long time; they have been ordered for with square brims, very much in the style of the two sisters distinguished as leaders of fashion : English cottage bonnet; both brim and crown are these capotes are composed of bands of white satin ornamented with rouleaux, placed at some distance and white velours épinglé alternately. The ex. from each other; the remainder of the garniture terior is decorated with a guirlande of white and is composed of a knot at the back and brides of rose-coloured shaded marabouts, and the interior white satin ribbon, and a bouquet composed of with mancinis composed of small moss roses halfmit ture branches of grapes, with their foliage blown. placed very low on the left side. The brims of October is the month of triumph for the cashchapeaux are more open, not in a great degree, but mere, and indeed its vogue promises to be even so as to be, I think, more generally becoming greater this year than it has been for some seasons Some of those of pink satin are trimmed on the past, and will, I think, be prolonged as far as the edge of the brim with three very narrow bouillonnées weather will permit in the winter. I cannot yet of tulle, to correspond; a similar trimming is say what patiemn or grounds will be most fashionplaced on the brim close to the bottom of the able, but I have reason to believe that long shawls crown : it is intermingled with a wreath of the will be decidedly preferred. Scarfs are and will Aowers called Reine des champs. A good many continue to be in very great request during the pink satin chapeaux are entirely covered with black | autumn. Those of black and coloured satin, made lace, the ends descending in the style of a voilette and trimmed like the model I have sent you, have on each cheek; the trimming is black velvet ribbon already displaced lace and muslin ones. Velvet striped with pink, disposed in a half wreath of scarfs are already in request : they are variously coques ending in a knot on one side; the ends of the trimmed; some are bordered with black lace, others

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