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of a wife and a mother. On the 30th October, 1688, the wife till the death of the Queen in her prison, at the age of Princess gave her husband a son, who was naged George ; sixty, on the 2d of November, 1726. and four years afterwards she brought him a daughter, “It is very extraordinary, and little to the credit of the named Sophia Dorothea, who became the wife of Frederick times, that not the slightest notice was ever taken of the William of Prussia, and mother of Frederick the Great. unhappy Sophiałby the English Parliament or people, after To account for the distance of time between the births of the arrival of her husband. If she was guilty, a legal dithese children, it must be observed that Prince George vorce ought to have been called for, upon public srolands; Lewis, soon after his marriage, entered again upon the and if she was not, the honour of the nation, and the cause military career in Hungary, where he commanded the of humanity, required her liberation, and an establishment Brunswick troops in the imperial service, and soon after in circumstances suited to her high birth and royal station. took Neuhäusel, and raised the siege of Gran. In 1686, he Instead of this, though the mother to the heir apparent, and was at the taking of Buda; in 1689, he was at the capture actually Queen of England, she was suffered to linger out of Mayence; and the next year he commanded an army of her days in a dungeon, while the mistress of her busband eleven thousand men in the Spanish Netherlands, where, in shone as a peeress of the first rank at the English court. 1693, he bore a distinguished part in the sanguinary battle “ One person alone ventured to incur the royal displeaof Neerwinden. Soon after this, the prince returned to sure, by advocating the cause of the afflicted and mach-inHanover ; but within a few months bis temper was ob- jared Sophia Dorothea of Zell. This was the prince, bersous served to be much altered, and be either looked upon his who was so fully convinced of bis mother's innocence, (and wife with an eye of jealousy, or his own affections were he was not ignorant of all that had been alleged against her,) estranged from her, and transferred to some other object. that on many occasions he reproached his father for his in

A young German count, named Philip Christopher justice towards her, and openly declared his intention of Königsmark, who held the commission of colonel in the bringing her to England, and acknowledging her as Queen Swedish service, happened to be then at Hanover, and upon Dowager, in the event of his succeeding to the crown while him the suspicions of the prince fell, but whether from sbe was living. secret information, or any particular observations of his “ This virtuous resolution he was only provented from own, has never been determined. His highness, however, carrying into execution by the death of his unhappy mo is said to have entered the bedchamber of Sophia Dorothea ther, six months before that of her husband. The prince so suddenly, that Königsmark, in his haste to escape, left made several attempts to get access to his imprisoned pa his hat behind him, which confirmed all that had been sur- rent; but all his efforts to accomplish his praiseworthy eb mised of an improper intercourse between him and the ject proved unavailing, by the vigilance of the guards princess, and a separation immediately took place. Another “ He was so sensibly affected upon this point, that he account of a darker hue, which obtained currency, was, that had the picture of Sophia Dorothea painted in her royal the Prince of Hanover actually found Königsmark in the robes, long before he came to the crown; and this portrait room, and in his fury ran him through the body.

he caused to be so placed as to attract the notice of all his * “ Though this last story appears to be incorrect in the visitors, which gave such offence to the King, that he not principal points, certain it is, that the princess was arrested, only declined going himself to see the prince and princess, es and sent off to the castle of Ahlen, where she lingered out but forbade his courtiers from showing them that respecto a miserable life of two and thirty years in close confinement, It was also owing to this sentiment of filial regard, that without a trial, or being allowed to see any of her family. George II., when in a passion, always took off his hat, and

" The fate of the colonel was hever exactly known, any kicked it about the floor, without considering the place or farther than that a report of his having died at Hanover, the company. Thus it is that early impressions once fixed in the month of August, 1694, was transmitted to his friends, in the mind, create habits; and circumstances, by an asso who were too much acoustomed to such calamities in their ciation of ideas with events long since passed away, excite family, to make any istir about the'affair. That the count either disagreeable or pleasing emotions. In allusion to came to a violent end, seems to be put beyond all doubt by this remarkable history, and the effect it had on the mind the manner in which he disappeared, and it is remarkable

, of the King, Dr Hoadly, the physician, wrote his coinedy that some years ago, when the castle of Zell underwent of The Suspicious Husband the plot of which turns repair, the skeleton of a man was found beneath one of the upon an incident similar to that which proved so disastrous floors, which revived the name and story of the unfortunate to the Princess of Hanover. With this play, George II., Königsmark.

who bad little taste for the drama, was much delighted. "With regard to Sophia Dorothea, 'her connexions prevented any severer measures from being pursued against her

A very plentiful supply of anecdotes, and gossip conthan perpetual confinement; to justify which, a decree was cerning all the four Georges, is given, which will serve published at Hanover, asserting that circumstances had to make the book popular among a certain class of reach been produced in evidence before the consistory, of such a As the extract we have already made is long, we nature as warranted the belief that she had been unfaithful shall limit ourselves to one more, in which a rather inte to her illustrious husband. The strongest of these circum- resting question is discussed as to the extent of military stances, however, was that of the hat which the prince command that should be allowed to the heir apparent of found in the room ; and the agitation which the discovery the British throne : naturally produced in her highness was at once interpreted into a demonstration of conscious guilt. To those who CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN GEORGE 11. AND GEORGE IF. ON have been accustomed to the consideration of criminal

THE SUBJECT OF THE FRENCH INVASION.' charges, and the minute investigation of evidence, this case “ In the same year, 1803, the military preparations of will appear more like an occurrence of an iron age, when Napoleon, indicating a design of invading England, the feudal oppression and military despotism prevailed, than an spirit of the people was roused in an extraordinary degree, event of the seventeenth century, in a country boasting of which was encouraged by the proceediogs in Parliament. its jurisprudence. )

Mr Sheridan, in the House of Commons, and Earl Moira, "That do proof of adultery was ever brought forward, in the Lords, described in glowing colours the power and is certain; and, for the want of it, the parties could not be ambition of Bonaparte; and as they were known to be the legally divorced, which they certainly would have been, had particular friends of the Prince of Wales, it was reasonevidence existed of the criminality of the princess. . Some ably believed that their sentiments did not materially differ there were, even in Hanover, who not only considered from those of his Royal Highness' himself. As soon as Sophia Dorothea as perfectly innocent of what she was ac- hostilities were actually renewed, volunteer associations cused of, but as being actually made a victim to the prosti- were forined with incredible rapidity throughout the coun tuted affections of her husband. This opinion may now be try; some of the Ministers enrolled themselves as privates. adopted, without any hazard of refutation, or of giving of the Duke of Clarence commanded a corps near Bushy, his fence; for neither before the accession of the Elector of speech to which, on its first assembling, deserves to be re Hanover to the British throne, nor afterwards, when such corded for its manly and patriotic simplicity My a proceeding became especially necessary, as a matter affect- friends and neighbours,' said the Dake,

wherever war ing the succession, was the conduct of the Duchess brought, duty calls us, I will go with you, fight in your ranks, and as it ought to have been, under judicial investigation. Had never return without you.' On the 4th of December, the Sophia Dorothea been really guilty of an adulterous inter Prince of Wales presented a pair of colours to this corps course with Königsmark, or any other person, the public on which occasion he delivered a very animated address. interest required a trial, but nothing of the kind ever took “ Participating in the patriotic ardour of the nation, the place, and the parties remained in the relation of inan and Prince of Wales was extremely desirous of having a toore

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distinguished station allotted to him thán that of Colonel of My dear Son,-Though I applaud your zeal and dragoons, and a most interesting, correspondence on the spirit, in which, I trust, no one can suppose any of my fasubject took place between himself, Mr. Addington, the mily wanting, yet, considering the repeated declarations l' Duke of York, and his Majesty. The Prince first address- have made of my determination, on your former applications ed a letter to Mr Addington, on the 18th of July, 1803: In to the same purpose, I had flattered myself to bave heard this he says, I am aware I do not possess the experience no farther on the subject. Should the implacable enemy of actual warfare ; at the same time, 'I cannot regard my succeed so far as to land, you will have an opportunity of self as totally unqualified or deficient in military science, showing your zeal at the head of your regiment. It will since I have long made the service my particular study:' be the duty of every man to stand forward on such an ocMr Addington (Lord Sidmouth) did not even answer this casion, and I shall certainly think it mine to set an examletter, and on the 26th July, the Prince again wrote to him, ple, in defence of every thing that is dear to me and to my saying, ' A week has now elapsed since the Prince of Wales people. transınitted to Mr Addington a letter on a subject of the «• I ever remain, my dear Son, your most affectionate highest importance. Though he cannot anticipate a re- father,

GEORGE R.' fusal to so reasonable a demand, he must still express some surprise that a communication of such a nature should

have ful, admirable, and, it may be said, upanswerable reply to

“ On the 23d of August, the Prince sent a most beauti-, remained so long unanswered. When the Prince of Wales this letter, which seems to have closed the correspondence desired to be placed in a situation which might enable him with the King. On the 2d of October, he wrote to the to show to the people of England an example of zeal, fide Duke of York, complaining that he had been wholly overlity, and devotion to his Sovereign, he naturally

thought he looked in the very extensive military promotions which had was only fulfilling his appropriate duty, as the first subject appeared in the preceding day's Gazette. The Duke reof the realm, in which, as it has pleased Providence to plied at great length, merely urging the King's unalterable cause him to be born, so he is determined to maintain him- resolution, that the heir-apparent sbould not make the army self by all those honourable exertions which the exigencies his profession, or receive any higher rank than that of coof these critical times peculiarly demand.':

lonel." “The next day, Mr Addington returned a brief reply, appreciating the Prince's motives, and referring to answers The present work displays little research, and still less which the King bad given to similar applications made by intellectual exertion, but it is well adapted for steam-boat the Prince in former years. The Prince insisted that his libraries, and for lying on the side table in the travellers" letter of the 26th

of July should be laid before the King; room of any ina or botel. and, on the 1st of August, Mr Addington wrote a brief ontemptuous letter to the Prince, saying, 'that the King's opinion being fixed, his Majesty desired that no farther mention should be made to him upon the subject.' Norrington; or the Memoirs of a Peer. Two volumes.

“On the 6th of August, the Prince addressed a long London. Hurst, Chance, and Co. 1830.
and very beautiful letter to the King, of which the follow-
ing is an extract:

It is quite petrifying the number of clever novel-wri. ** I ask to be allowed to display the best energies of my ters, we have just now. When in town, one cannot turn character, to shed the last drop of my blood, in support of a corner without coming plump upon a map (or woman) your Majesty's person, crown, and dignity; for this is not who can sit you down at a moment's warning, and, a war for empire, glory, or dominion, but for existence. writing at an average forty pages a-day, send a novel to In this contest the lowest and humblest of your Majesty's the press in three weeks, spiritedig conceived, expressed subjects have been called on: it would, therefore, litile be corde me, who am the first, and who stand at the very foot- in tolerable English, with a story sufficiently interesting stool of the throne, to remain a tame, an idle, and a lifeless to prevent one from throwing the book away before it is spectator of the mischiefs that threaten us, unconscious finished, and a pretty considerable sprinkling of jokes, of the dangers which surround us, and indifferent to the sentiments, and reflections. Our only objection to these consequences which may follow. Hanover is lost; Eng- works is, that, like the successive Numbers of the New Europe is at the foot of France. At such a moment, the Monthly Magazine, they are so excessively like each other, Prince of Wales, yielding to none of your servants in zeal

we never can tell which is which. At the hot season of and devotion,-to none of your subjects in duty,—to none

the year-We mean about Christmas, and call it so figuraof your children in tenderness and affection-presumes to tively, from the incessant noise of novels exploding about approach you, and again to repeat those offers which he has one's ears- our waking dreams are positively more dreadalready made through your Majesty's ministers. A feel- ful than the worst nightmare. For four weeks we reing of honest ambition, a sense of what I owe to myself and view, and of course read, for we are very conscientious, my family, and above all, the fear of sinking in the estimation of that gallant army which may be the support of your keep floating

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not fewer than six novels per week. Their incidents Majesty's crown, and my best hope hereafter, command me to persevere, and to assure your Majesty, with all hu- -as disjointedly scattered as the wrecks of the Trojan mility and respect, that, conscious of the justice of my fleet; and the fever-excitement of our over-tasked brain daim, no human power can ever induce me to relinquish it. continues heaving with as tremendous a ground-swell as Allow me to say, Sir, that I am bound to adopt this line Virgil's séa. Then a fragment of the plot of one gets

conduct by every motive dear to me as a man, and sacred entangled with an anecdote of another, and that with the to me as a prince. Ought I not to come forward in a mo- intricacies of a third, and the dénouement of a fourth, and ment of unexampled difficulty and danger ? Ought I not

we sit and strive to unravel the tangled threads, and canto share in the glory of victory, when I have every thing to lose by defeat? "The highest places in your Majesty's not acquiesce in our state of confusion, till the perplexity service are filled by the younger branches of the royal fa- and discomfort become more than we can bear, and rising mily; to me alone no place is assigned; I am not thought in wrath, we make one vast funeral pile of the luckless worthy to be even the junior major-general of your army: authors and their works,-Colburn, John Murray, SimpIf I could submit in silence to such indiguities, I should kin and Marshall, and “ the rest.” indeed deserve such treatment, and prove, to the satisfaction of your enemies and my own, that I am entirely incapable hundred of his brethren, whom we have sent before him

It is well for Norrington, that his similarity to three of the times peculiarly

call for. Standing so near the throne, to the tomb of all the Capulets, has led our memory to when I am debased, the cause of royalty is wounded. I recall the painful labour of threading the tangled brakes cannot sink in public opinion without the participation of of that dire wood; for, 'on returning to ourselves, his your Majesty in my degradation; therefore, every motive calm, placid, and unmeaning face meets us with an effect of private feeling and public duty induces me to implore soothing

as that of green meadows after sickness, or the spur Injesty to review your decision, and place me in that unaltering and eternal expression of rooted attachment in samples of my predecessors, and the expectations of the the eye of her who we last night fancied looked coldly Desple of England, entitle me to claim."

upon us,-a fancy which made us toss and turn the whole The next day the Prince received the following an- long endless night. We feel almost inclined to fall upon

Norrington's neck and weep aloud, seeing that it is the

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approved fashion for romantic murderers, after they have sure the editor that he must take a little more pains with killed sixteen brothers, to conceive a strong affection for the future numbers of this series, for the impression it the seventeenth.

has already made is by no meanis so favourable as he of Norrington thus commences his story :-" Tired of course desires. existence, disgusted with the world, a prey to ennuichild of remorse-1, in this my hermitage, will, to while away time, dedicate my hours to the recalling of the MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE. past.” This is a fine tragic commencement. But Nor rington soon tires of it, and drops into a more rational style. His story is of a naughty schoolboy, who becomes ERRONEOUS MANAGEMENT OF THE EDINBURGH

TRUSTEES GALLERY OF SCULPTURE AND afterwards a lively young nobleman-Alirts with half-adozen girls-receives as many heart-scratches, but no

DRAWING ACADEMY. wounds-travels returns home to celebrate his coming We believe there are but few even of the citizens of of age-manages to escape a lady, whom his defunct papa Edinburgh who are aware of the existence of a very fine had destined for his bride and concludes in a tone of collection of casts, from the antique, in the building on gaiety not quite in keeping with his exordium :-" And the Earthen Mound. It is the property, or, more cornow, as I have made more than one individual happy, I rectly speaking, it is intrusted to the management, of the may even here lay down my pen, and rest awhile. My Board of Trustees for the Encouragementof Manufactures, youth is passed, and I cannot yet intrude on manhood's &c. in Scotland. It contains, among other exquisite rehallowed precincts; but should all the beaux and belles, mains of ancient art, the Laocoon; the Apollo Belvidere ; that have with many a yawn perused the events of my the Capitoline, and the Medici Venus ; the Venas of younger days, view with a favourable eye the adventures Milo, and the Venus Uranja ; the Fighting and Dying of Norrington's earl, all I can promise is, that' the puppy' Gladiators, the Germanicus, the two Dioscobili, Mars shall again do author, and give you his manhood and old resting, &c. &c. In short, it is a collection at orice exage." We simply advise him to live them first. tensive, and selected with admirable judgment and taste.

By the way, authors are contracting a bad habit of ad When the Board commenced this gallery, they had no dressing epistolary remonstrances to their reviewers. To higher object in view than to assemble a few models for save the present gentleman the trouble of writing to us the use of a drawing academy, which they had redently that the above is no proper review of his book, we beg to established, for the instruction of such mechanics as evin. iuform him that we do not profess to engage in micro-ced a taste for the finer branches of their respective proscopic dissections.

fessions. By degrees, however, the increasing value of the casts, and the high characters of the masters, who

have at different times been appointed by the Trustees, Outlines of History, being Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia, rendered admission to the gallery an object even with

Vol. IX. London. Longman, Rees, Orme, and Co. young artists; and latterly, although a carver and gilder 1830.

or upholsterer is occasionally to be found reaping the Ax epitome of the history of the world, in one vo

benefits of the instruction there dispensed, yet the main lume must of course resemble more a chronological table body of the students have in view the prosecution of the than any thing else. The present volume will no doubt Board, in thus extending its fostering care from manu

higher branches of art. We suspect that the honourable be useful as a book of reference, but as we look upon it in factures to the fine arts, must be considered as in some 110 other light, we care not to confess that we have not yet read it, and cannot thorefore speak of the merits or faults measure playing the part of a sutor ultra crepidam, but of its execution. We question the propriety of admitting their first lessons in this institation, we incline to regard

when we consider that Allan and Wilkie have received into the Cabinet Cyelopædia works, which few will take its adventurousness with any thing but a feeling of unthe trouble of perasing consecutively, and which will be kindness. We rejoice to see a corporation, which was valued only on the same principle that we value dic- established, originally, in conformity with obsolete and tionaries. Oue of these, to which Dr Lardner has already given his sanction, is an entire failure, and we take

erroncous views of the best way of encouraging manu. this opportunity of retracting some favourable expres.

factures, and which, for a long while, was little better sions which we rather prematurely applied to it. We

than an apology for a sinecure, or for the assumption of allude to the volume which pretends to give an account

a degree of factitious importance in some small function of the principal towns of Europe, which is nothing better ary;--we rejoice to see it rendering itself really useful, than a hasty and most inaccurate compilation from old quit the regular sphere of its activity. But we have

even although it has been obliged, in order to do so, to Gazetteers. The Cyclopædia, if it wishes to prosper, must something to complain of, and we trust our complaint be “ made of sterner stuff than this."

will be attended to. We have to state that the Board

cramps its own powers of doing good, and has beconie of The Juvenile Library, No. II. Historie Anecdotes less use than it might have been, by the adoption of a France. London.

silly and illiberal policy. Colburn and Bentley. 1830.

The number of students on the Academy's books is reWe cannot say that we feel quite sure that the Juve- stricted to forty. Applicants are admitted, upon petinile Library is not to turn out a humbug. The first tioning the Board, for the limited period of two years. volume was a compilation principally from the British During that time, they are allowed to draw, in the galand Juvenile Plutarch, and the present is an abridge-lery, under the superintendence of the master, two bours ment from any popular history of France. Nor do we (from six to eight), on the evenings of the Mondays, see any thing in the style in which these compilations Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of every week. and abridgements are executed to make them peculiarly | At the end of the two years, if their attendance has been attractive. Concerning Charles the Tenth, with a brief regular, and their proficiency such as to induce the Trus notice of whom the present volume concludes, we find tees to hope they may rise in the art, they may be rev: the following curious sentence :-" He is spoken of as a admitted for other two years. This is all very welt, The man of kindly habits, of amiable disposition, and as less permission to study such splendid works of art as grace inclined to arbitrary measures than any of his predeces- the walls of the gallery, and under the direction of the sors.(!) This is an unlucky mistake, which will of eminent artists now at the head of the Institutiou, (Allan, course be remedied in a second edition. It is not, how- and in his absence, Lauder,) is a generous boon to a ever, a solitary instance of incorrectness, and we can 46- | young artist. But might not more pe doue ? Except

during eight hours of every week, these treasures are al- of visitors likely to be attracted by such a show know in * lowed to lie rutseless and unseen, under lock and key. general enough of the decencies of life to keep their fin

None of our artists are allowed to study from them. The gers to themselves. We have never heard that the stapublic cannot see them except on Saturdays ; ume even tues in the British Museum have suffered from the free then, but at the price of kicking their heels for hours in admission of strangers. One day in the week would be the lobby of the assistant secretary, until the great man sufficient for the cleaning of the gallery; and it might is at leisure to give them an order, and afterwards sub- remain closed for a short period eyery autumn, during which mitting to the petty impertinence of a spoiled domestice any necessary repairs or new arrangements might be

It is not long ago since an attempt was made on the effected. We repeat, that we trust these suggestions will part of some of the artists to obtain admission to the speedily be attended to, gallery. With considerable reluctance their request was granted, but clogged on the part of the Trustees by a restriction of the liberty to a stated hour, and an attempt to

RECOLLECTIONS OF A PARSONAGE. impose a tine upon every artist who was absent at the -; hour allotted to him. There was something exquisitely

ABUSES IN THE CHURCH. ludicrous in this. Such restrictions are necessary in a I say, what is the meaning of this? I have been a school for boys; but do the Trustees not know that some minister of the church of Scotland these twenty years, artists are of as mature an age as themselves, and from and I have never kņown any abuse so flagrant as the folthe nature of their avocation, better aware of what will lowing :further their studies ? To pretend to tie down an artist, In many churches there are no elders ! In some the who has his hours engrossed by the business of his pro- minister himself collects the offering, and then ascends

fession, to a schoolboy's regularity, shows an ignorance the pulpit, tapping the precentor on the head, and prole of the world only to be equalled by that which could be- ceeding with prayer, In others, there is only one elder,

lieve that men, actuated by an ardent love of their art, who collects the Sabbath offering--makes a jotting at his would receive an additional stimulus from the fear of convenience, and renders an account to the minister after losing a sixpence..

dinner on Sunday. In others, again, there is a legal We have not minced this matter, nor sought to use session, three, four, or ten, who attend seriatin at the weighed and guarded words in stating these facts to our plate-see women rebuked officiate at the sacramentreaders. We have waited long, in hopes that the gentle and are summoned, once in ten years, to the presbyterys men who took the chief management of this Institution to humour some of the clergyman's, wbims... upon them, would have of themselves adopted a more Now, it is with this last set that I have to do. The liberal line of conduct. But we have seen them charily, former cases are the exceptions, but tbis forms the rule. and with reluctance, yield occasionally an inch after re- When there is no session, there can be no sessional visitapeated and urgent remonstrances, and if the insufficient tions; but when there actually exists the legitimate boon was not accepted with servile adulation, imme- amount of elders--I say, in the name of Presbytery-wly diately retracting it, Latterly, like spoiled children, do not these elders do their duty ? Is it the whole duty

whó, because they cannot have their own way in every of an elder to collect half-pence, to dine once a-year with , thing, will not consent to do any thing, they have retired the minister, vote in session and presbytery as he bids,

within themselves, and refused to listen to further remon- and be sent ten times in a century to the Assembly? or trances. We know of what importance it is to our artists is it not rather the duty of an elder to consider himself to have access to such a gallery of sculpture as that now in as the hands or feelers of the minister--to perforate the the possession of the Trustees. We know that at Patis, district to which he belongs to communicate the vivifyRome, Dresden, and Florence, such access is at all times ing influence of his spiritual instruction wherever bis freely and cheerfully granted. We are of opinion, more- personal influence can reach, and to become the angel of over, that the admission of the public to an habitual con consolation to all and every one who stand in need of it? versance with such works, is requisite to the formation In the times that have been, and of which our records of a just national taste. Lastly, we know that these speak with distinctness and delight, there were ment works are not the property of the Trustees, to be locked called “ Elders," whose Sabbath evenings were spent int up by them at their pleasure. They are purchased with | visiting the sick, in comforting the afflicted for the loss the public money, and held by them in trust for the of friends or means, in expostulating with the froward, public use. The doors must be opened, and we call upon and in building up the repentant in their new resolutions ; the press of Edinburgh, the public in general, and art- but how are our modern elders occupied ? It were alists in particular, to join with us in insisting that this most libellous or invidious to mention. In starveying be dere., ar ji

their gardens and pig-sties, in encompassing their fields, It is as well on all occasions to have before us a dis- and ascertaining the ravages of the wheat-fly, --in discusstinet. notion of what we want, and on this account we ing politics over a bottle of claret with a neighbouring bere specifyour demands :--That the Gallery of Sculpture, laird, or in adjudicating betwixt master and servant in a at present possessed by the Board of Trustees for behoof law case. I once knew an elder of a very reverend of the public, be open at least five days in the week, from Presbytery in the south of Scotland. He was regularly nine o'clock A.M. to four o'clock P.M., at which time it returned, and as regularly absented himself from the has hitherte been inaccessible and useless ;-That the House of Assembly, unless when his vote might serve publie, during that time, have free access to see the casts; some " political purpose." I met himn when I was going -And, that every artist be allowed, upon application, to to church. He was sitting in his carriage, on a pleasure draw a model from any of the figures. The Trustees visit, alongside of a. Lord of the Court of Session, and will speak of the danger to which the casts may be expo , both of them were playing cards !” By all that is desed by promiscuous exhibition, but there are two or corous and proper, this was, and is, too much; and yet, more functionaries, as it is, always in attendance at the I believe, be would have commanded his return, suppose building on the Mound, and a trifling annual allowance he bad maimed his father, and turned his mother's would obtain their services, or, if necessary, those of a “ king's hood into a spleucban.". There is much efficiency peran specially attached to the Institution, who might in the priesthood of our church, but our elders are rotten. keep watch over the visitors. A very small deduction They have ceased to wear their original aspect, and have from the annual expenditure of the Trustees would enable become too frequently legal instruments to carry into exethem to pay such a person ; or a trifling sum exacted cution the whims of the minister. from every visitor, and from the artists admitted to use Let us return to that healthy and vigorous state from the gallery, would defray, his salary. Besides, the class which we have degeneratedo... Let the elders read the

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Apostle's description of their indispensable duties, and, o'this, an' rebolt to profit by ity in his neededssity. So mingling with the hopes and the fears of the religious por- I have caught you at lusty neighbouri' said Cabtain Macthem

Jock remindet himo' his grant boast, ancord him activity the sleeping energies of virtue. ** I have an' elder what oongentlemany conluc'it would be to seize uplona before she of this character, on Whorn, except in the soli- vershiebat

cachorus 1. Od, sieht the Cabiain's corruption tary instance of preaching, the minister could on all oc- raise at this, an' wi' an awfu' oath he order't Jock, for casions rely. He was an elder indeed this blue bonnet, a labber, to hoist an’ flee, Nae sooner said than done. and deffe cont of the same colours are still before me. Af went the free-tredder, every sail set—and aff and Nor shall I ever forget the prayer which I once heard efter her, in three minutes spaces gaid M‘Brocket's cuthim pronounce over the deathbed of a repentant sinner. ter. Ye micht as wel bene sentir nail after a hare. There was that in it which learning cannot give, but Bang gaed a gutter's gunnt but the day was lost. The which it too frequently takes away. There was the crew o' the function " of the spirit. The spirti woe indeed of sello Sock came formen elemented three hearty cheers, un Divin reliance, and confidence of wild dreams and fanatic ec cocket hat anexth his", as a fareweel Salutation to stasies, but of sober trust and humble reliance."

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LANGUAGES. The honest man-(honest 'is the general prescriptive

I on voit --Now lol ! luoa yot to bsvols title of a certain set of personsuzjust as disconsolate is the

Pepit Disturbi dyl. 95wod adt ysbag III. particular title of widotvis and worthy, of knights and

:b tuu wa

Sds ao Jdgoods a toy baronets)—the honest "man having laid his pack beside

11 From the Portugdeste-op Gorizaor. ! aneb of him on the grass, and intricted the rap consequential and preparatory upon the lid of his'snuff-box, took therefrom

purple bsvols an extra pinch, sneezodothrde several times, and, without The snow-white sails of more ado, proceeded with the following narrative-if, in Amidst the gilded ocean deed, it deserve that dignified appellation: • There is, nae tool, a great deal o the romantic, as ye

On wings of prosperous breezes fade awakna od: LITT
The Torn, abandon d Dido,

US! Iwab sdT ca't, in the character othne misguidet loons the smug Loud shrieking, wanders through her baliona glers-especially them that frequent 'the high seas. As hae the blackguardism o'

The fugitive Enoas. O moy? the ithers, withoot the qualities. Wbat a dif. Carthage, her new-born Carthage, nought presents to

b ference atween them, for instance, an' Nanty Ewart, But silent gloom, and dark-deserted shade. whom ye was describin' the noo oot o' Sir Walter Scott's novēlls? He seems to hae been a gentlemany-aneuch creatur whan he thocht proper to be såe, and pits me

“Perch'd on the golden spires

* கன bat verra muckle in min, in some respects, of Divin' Jock,

5. Of the exalted domes,

svol of Tiles! 108 the commander o' the Spit-fire, free tredder, a man weel Nocturnal birds sinister onlens ery: 0 ! awab sdt kent on the north coast, whan I'was a callan, herdin' at

From the marmoreal tomb, the Forth-head o Gallowa. This” Jock was a great

All horrorstruck, she deems an nae wun

cold and pallid dust ner ; for mony a and mony row

Of dead Sichaeus, did he distribute amang them, free gratis, as regular as • Invoking, calls, “Eliza ! 0 Eliza!' soil sili mo the Spit-fire anchort i', the herbour. Them that saw To the tremendous deities of Orqusad939W RA farer ben than their neeburs, kent wha to thank for this

9.4. Ad offering she prepares, vol 27897 YM

But, shuddering, sees around on ! REA partners in Jock's traffic, and fand their ain accoont in The altar's pile, for incense-breathing smokeolbl garrin him stap the mooth o'a bitin dug, or in ither Dark foam fermonting in the golden wensysdeiW words, pleasin' the toon stock, to keep doon din 3+ye un And wine o'erturn'd, to streaphs of bldod transformid. derstaun' me? Reissleton, becam' in this way the key

Her pale, yet beauteolis face to 3789. A o' the distrec' to the free tredder chaps, as Calais was

With frenzy fired, new burns zet woH langsynd the key-o: Frances whenever at pleas't the Bri

Her hair disbevell d flot sota og I Y tish to open the dopri-Yerb takin vyer lauch aff me, And soon her tremulous footsteps near apprchala sir ; but I hae read some i' my day, though I'm only a

The asylum, onoe so blestyr os 4900098 packman. Aweel, to cut'a lang tate short, the Spit-fire

Where of her faithless heno 14 yas 0 had feenisht ane lo'cher maist wiccosufu! trips, an' was She heard the impassion'd siglas and lalling plaats. lyin' boekin'i the sun, an' waltin

for at landin tide, afore There the remorseless Fates, exulting, show'dasie the croodit pier ' Reissleton, whana skrelgh got up that Troy's shining spoils, which, o'er the splendid couch the cutter was ih sichtl Sute sabeuch she was, and ye In festoolis babging, to her sight display'd saidT wadna hae coontit a penny's worth o' preens till she had The lustrous shield, and bright refulgeat sword?

Sudden, with handi convulsive, she lays bares al o'the cutter was a little wee manor Verfa prood an The fatal blade, and on its goring pointe rytuosa rather hauchty speerir uncommohl jealons of his courage Urges her tender alabaster breastisk godt ! RA and cappabilities as a searhan. He had often said that Murmuring in crimson jets: of sparkling foamar I naething wad gieohim Warpleetute than a guid breeze The warm blood leaps in tervents from the prettid; an' an open sea; an the Spit-fire within mite o his Tinged with the purple diey the minnble hadithet bowsprits 11 Sae favhad be carriet this buast, us to declare Tremble and start the Dorian polumnaisha yalT

slip Thrice she attemptanta giseloos afa'J ,

Thrice, agonized, upon the couch reclines Jock's Nessel unawaresa he would let her try a run for Her fainting forms now unto Heaven, she difts her life, or-wards to that Jook had beand tell

Her tear-dissolved eyesyr at wodh sgo


A thousand times that he heart-chilling voices

' brocket


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