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companied only by a few priests, when, on arriving at at the close of the ball, felt his spirits excited to a delirium the extremity of this bridge, he saw erected, on the end of happiness which forbade all hopes of repose. of its western parapet, a statue of white marble, repre He had accompanied the last of his young companions senting, in exquisite workmanship, a man of ideal beauty, to the outer gate of the palace ; and as he gazed, when clad in the garb of a Roman senator, The lines and left alone, on the dazzling white, and lofty proportions angles of the stone were sharp, as if the hand of the of the neighbouring buildings; how they stood cool, mosculptor had just given them the last finish, but here and tionless, and dreamlike, in the breezeless moonlight, the there green stains were visible on the white surface as throbbing of his veins became painful, from the contrast if it had lain long in the water, To the Pope's enquiry, with the beautiful tranquillity that reigned around him. the workmen replied that this statne had been dragged He felt the necessity of some active employment to conout of the water by a body of men employed to seek centrate his vagrant fancy, of a plunge into the cool materials for the bridge, just as the last stone was about atmosphere, to brace his fevered frame. He beckoned to to be laid on the stracture ; that a stranger of majestic his page, who waited for him within the shadow of the appearance, who chanced to be passing at the moment, doorway, whispered something in his ear, and few mibad, on inspecting it, declared it to be a talisman, formed nutes had elapsed, when Buondelmonti rode out through in the same planetary hour in which the foundations of the Oltr" Arno door, which opened to him at all hours. the old city had been laid. They added, that they had The sun's disk rested on the outline of the Apennines, placed the image on its present pedestal by the advice of and his first level golden rays fell upon a youthful rider the stranger, he having informed them, that, so long as and milkwhite steed, from whom a long shadow was cast it remained erect, their city would continue to flourish in up Vall Ombrosa, over the dewy grass. The rider bore wealth and warlike supremacy The Pope enquired after him easily upon the high-spirited, prancing brute : a the mysterious stranger, but no one could tell whither he hooded falcon sat upon his wrist ; two sinewy dogs ran on had gone, and no one could remember that he had ever before, but returned every moment, to express, by huge been seen before. Adrian stood some moments, sunk in bounds up towards their master's saddle, how much they painful reflection, and then, as if involuntarily, exclaimed, loved him, and enjoyed their present excursion. The sun * The Evil One has them yet in his grasp !-Warlike rose higher and higher in the heavens ; and when, from supremacy! ay, but purchased at the expense of domestic his mid-day height, he looked down upon Vall Ombrosa, peace 12*

no longer cool and dewy, but silent and sultry, without Charles and Adrian had both reposed in their graves one breeze in motion, or one cicada in song, he looked for centurfes. The empire of the one had been dismem- down upon the huntsman, his hawk and dogs still holding bered, and not even a "fragment of it remained in the on their way. Buondelmonti had now reached that part possession of his descendants. Bold and daring spirits of the valley where the wood that creeps down the side had arisen, and questioned the lawfal supremacy of the of the enclosing mountains reaches to the very margin of other's successors. There was confusion in temporal the brook. Gladly be leaped from his steed, at the verge dynasties, from the conflicting claims of those who aspired of the forest, and determined to remain till evening beneath to be rulers- there was confusion in the spiritual king- its umbrageous shade, walked carelessly on through one dom, from the contests of contemporary popes, anathe- of its many alleys, the branches closiug like some cathematising each other, and all in their turn struggling dral aisle above his head, his feet sinking to the ankles in against the encroachments of the emperor. The allegiance the tawny moss at every step he took. The falcon still of nationis was divided---men knew not to whom obedience sat upon his wrist, his faithful dogs ran on by his side, was due, and as drunkards, groping in the dark, are lolling out their tongues, his milkwhite steed followed his always most ready to quarrel, so, in the giddiness and steps, lighting up the dark recesses of the wood as it paced uncertainty of the period, were feuds more rife than in along. any former generation. The fortunes of Florence had, Wrapt in the half-conscious reverie of a wearied man, in part, justified the prediction of the mysterious astrolo- he had thus penetrated a considerable way into the wood, gere the commerce of the earth poured into her gates when his progress was arrested by a pleasing sight. The the neighbouring towns, and proud baronial halls, had alley, along which he had been advancing, suddenly bowed beneath her sword. Still there was peace and widened, and was as suddenly closed by a range of tall brotherhood withiri her walls. But the statue of Mars rocks. The amphitheatre thus formed was floored with yet'stood in cold and heartless beauty on her bridge, and rich verdure, interspersed with Aowers. A few openthe ancients of the city, as they looked upon its lineaments, ings'among the branches overhead admitted some stragand thought of the restless spirit of their age, repeated to gling rays of light, which diminished the shade without each other, with apprehension, the disjointed words lessening the grateful coolness., A female figure was which had broke from Pope Adrian when told of its stretched upon the grass, her elbow on the groạnd, her erection. The young and light-hearted laughed, it is forehead in the cleft of her hand, engrossed in a book trde, at these forebodings, but even they could not alto- which lay open before her. The delicate yet full contour gether divest themselves of the feeling that some change of her limbs was beautifully indicated through her light was at hand.

muslin dress; and when, startled by the rustling of the Buoridelmonti stood before the gate of his father's dogs among the herbage, she turned an enquiring look palace. Its walls had that night witnessed one of the upward, Buondelmonti saw an arched brow, covered by brightest and most joyous festivals that ever had been the fairest and most transparent skin, from either side of celebrated in Florence. The young nobleman, to whom which fell back clustering ringlets of paly gold. Two had been left the management of the feast, had been, as blue eyes, into whose innocent depths the spectator looked it were, present at once in all quarters of the dazzlingly down till he saw the soul, lightened from beneath her lighted, and richly perfumed halls. One moment he was long eyelashes, and oval cheeks rounded into a dimpling to be seen threading the mates of the dance, his hand chin beneath a little mouth with pouting lips of deep ruby pressing the slender fingers of some Florentine beauty, dye. At the sight of Buondelmonti, a crimson blush behind whose rustling onward motion the air closed with spread over her face, and down her neck, as far as her enamoured haste--the next, he approached to interchange envious robes allowed it to be seen, a compliment with some dark-eyed dame, whose eloquent Buondelmonti recoguised, in this nymph of the grotto, blond slarkened even the deep brunette of her features as Eliza, the daughter of old Victor Amadei, a Florentine he approached.' As the butterfly sports from flower to nobleman, distinguished alike for valour and statesinanfower, so had he fluttered from dame to dame ; but the ship, but who had latterly lived much in retirement, flatterer of women cannot escape from at least a portion Eliza had been seen but seldom in Florence; her beauty, of the intoxication he communicates, and. Buondelmonti, however, was of that rare and delicate kind, which, ouce

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most hopeful, of the young nobles of the city. She did incessant sneersation was garnished with almost passed the house of one of the wealtbiest senators, the sion in her gait, as if she already felt that the object she

beheld, is not easily forgotten. Buondelmonti accosted bat here she stopped, to enquire respecting some distarbher respectfully, in order to dispel her fear, but it was not ances on the Pisan frontiers. “When Buondelmonti rosa fear that so agitated her. During her brief and unfre- to depart, she insisted upon showing him'a suite of rooms quent visits to Florence, the Bugndelmonti had been which her husband bad lately caused to be furnished withi pointed out to her by her admiring relations as the most great splendour "and as they passed from one lofty 'hall handsome, the bravest, most generous, and, all in all, the to another,

Eliza . not fall in love with him, for that was not the age when were, at'first, covert and delicate innuendos, but gradually females were prepared, by the perusal of histories of that they became more daring, while Buondelmonti, peculiaris passion, to understand the first vague Huttering of the accessible to this sort of ridicule, ‘strove, but in vain; to heart; and to fan, by indulgence in pleasing and antici- change the subject. pated emotions, the weakest spark into a flame. Still the

WAS recluse girl had not unfrequently cheated her solitary but of the finest proportions. Its walls were hung with hours, by dwelling on the handsome form, and gallant rich festoons of crimson silk. The Hoor was covered bearing and amiable qualities, of the young hero. It was with Persian carpets. Light 'was admitted through a not, therefore, without a considerable degree of tremor window of painted glass. But the attention of Biotthat she now encountered him. There were still two delmonti was withdrawn from the laxury of the apart long hours of the sultry time of day which Baondelmonti ment, to concentrate itself upon a' female figure which wished to spend in shelter and he was not displeased at started from a low

couch at his approach

. She was tall a rencoaster, which promised him so happy a means of and of regal port; and her rich garments, falling in ardple whiling them away. He insinuated himself, with the folds around her, and a coronet of Hashing jewels which graceful ease of the courtier, into a conversation with surmounted her higli forehead, and were fost atid bet Eliza; talked of the latest fêtes at Florence, looked at raven tresses, added to her queeni-like appearance. Her the book she had been reading, alluded to the occasions clasped hands hung down before her. There was ant thing about the impression she had made. Oh! who has could not. Her breasts heaved convulsively_her full evergazed in woman's face, and listened to the music of her dark eyes (a tear hung trembling beneath either lia) were voice, without being conseious of at least a momentaryswell turned imploringly upon Buondelmonti; while the Vlood, of a feeling richer than mere friendship? How, then, could rushing to her face, darkened the rich olive of her toto · Buondelmonti escape in the voluptuous twilight of the plexion. “This," said the matron, " js my daughter, whom grove, conversing with one whose maidenly agitation I once so fondly hoped to see thy bride, and who dies fort necessarily led the mind to dwell upon such thoughts ? The love of thee.” conversion insensibly grew more earnest and tenderer, We draw a veil over Búondelmonti's shatve. We and, before the limited time of his ştay had elapsed, despair of being able to paint the mixed emotions that Brickmonti was intreating a confession of mutual love, vanity, good-nature, and passion, which combined to which the deep-blushing, down-looking girl, only with render him, in an hour of delirium, faithless to his vow. held, not denied. “I will this moment to thy father, Next day was celebrated, in the dome of Florence, the and ask his consent. "L" Ašk'it, then, here," said a deep marriage of Buondelmoutt, to the hetress of the Senator voice behind him.

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. The windows and balconies were thronged The 'union was too advantageous for the families of with spectators. The streets were lined on either side both lovers, to cause much delay in arrangements; and a by heaving masses of human beings, whose upturned few weeks saw Elim and her Bubndelmonti betrothed, faces seemed, to those looking from above, to float backand lopking forward to their final union. The happiness ward and forward, like weeds on the sea after a storm, of Eliza was complete, and '90, for'a time, was that of before the waves have subsided." The throngedi proces. Buondelmonti. Bat his heart had already lost the gene-sion thrust its way with difficulty through the crowd, its rous susceptibility and sinplet taste of youth. Accus loud music drowned by the shouts and gratulations which tomed to move in the gay circles of Florence, and to indulge ran along the crowd at its approach, as flanie rans lalong himself in every pleasing emotion, he began to feel a a train of wildfire. First came tbe Gonfulienere and his craving after the vanity and coquetry of his former life. attendants, guarding the huge ear, from which waved He had not ceased to love Eliza, much less had he ever the massy folds of the white and rose-coloured standard dreamed of yielding his heart to another, but he sought of Florence. Then followed the banners of the six wards for excitement amid thronged assemblies, and found plen- of the city, each with its band of defenders. Next came sure in the interchange of glances with dark eyes, and the bridal pair, hand-in-hand, surtounded by noble in those conversations of hair-earnest, half-sportive gala bridesmaids, and girt in by the bravest relations of both lantry, where the heart so easily deceives us. The mar- parties. The different incorporations of Florence, and riage day, however, 'approached," nor did he wish it de most of the societies of brothers in-arms, followed, each layed.

having in its centre a flag, bearing its choseni device. It

, and long bridge which leads to' the Oltr* Arrio gate. As he bride and bridegroom. There was a timorous apprehenlady of the mansion beckoned to him from a window. A bad ventured so boldly for, had lost its value by yielding to page in waiting took the bridle of his horse, while another become hers. He walked like a man in a dream. Here conveyed him to the saloon. She pressed him to a slight and there, too, in the outskirts of the crowd, one of the but elegant repast, talked widely of many things, glanced Amidei might be seen, scowling as if he longed 10 reat his approaching marriage, wondered how his little venge the pale and broken-hearted girl in Vall' Ombrosa ; rustic would support the high rayk to which he was about but the suddenness of the nuptials had left no time to to raise her, and, before he could reply, was deep in the take measures for defeating them, and Amidęi had' lived description of an approaching solemnity. Her daughter, so much in retirement, that the citizens had all but forshe proceeded, after talking at great length about the gotten him. minor arrangements, was to perform a conspicuous part. It might be about noon of the following day, that a She appealed to Buondelmonti whether she had not rea- large body of armed men assembled before, the statue of son to be proud of such a daughter, so lovely, so accom- the old warrior god, which stood at ibe end of the plished? She once, had hoped to see her mated, with the Arno Bridge. The heat of the day had driven the citizens only man in Florence of whom she was wortby; the poor to seek shelter in their houses. One of the malecontents child's love, too, had been won by heartless attentions - |muttered, in reply to a question whispered by a neighbour,

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Empeyta.—Mr Woodford, A.M. of King's College, who lately pubUnbind the festive wreath of summer flowers;

lished a Latin Rudiments in Edinburgh, is about to bring his system Ah! what avails their sweetest fragrance now?

to the test of experiment, by opening a classical school in Aberdeen.

--Mr Ramage has announced his intention of giving a popular Cours He comes no moremas once, in happier hours,

of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, in his Hall in To hold his rural court in mead and grove,

George Street; the course to commence early in November.—Dr And tune your hearts to melody and love.

Burns from Paisley preached a very eloquent and impressive sermon Farewell ! farewell! the unforgotten days

in our parish church, in behalf of the Glasgow North Ainerican Co

lonial Society, which has an Auxiliary here. We have had no Exhi. Of light and purity which Greece once knew;

bition of Paintings this summer. No more—no more the god of gladness strays

CHIT-CHAT FROM INVBANESS.-A great deal of guzzling, daly Along his favourite haunts ;-bright times, adieu ! sprinkled with the intellectual spice of really good speeches, has The hour has come the fatal shaft is sped

been going on here of late. In the burgh itself we have had electioa The voice of song is o'er--the Silvan King is dead!

dinners and balls. At Cawdor Castle, the Earl gave a ball to his

tenants.-The Inverness tenants of the Earl of Moray gave themselves H. G. B.

a dinner.-Among other gaieties, Strathpeffer Spa has been numer.

ously attended this season. The report goes, that on his Majesty's LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.

expected visit to Scotland, the remainder of the attainted peerages

are to be restored ; and among others, Lovat, Seaforth, and CromarA work is announced, entitled “ Tales of Other Days, by J. Y.A." ty.-Improvements are projected in our Northern Infirmary on the It is to be illustrated by engravings, after designs by George Cruick

banks of the Ness.—Dr Burns of Paisley has been preaching in the shank.--Mr Moncrieff has in the press, “ Old Booty, or Founded on

Gaelic church here, in aid of the Glasgow North American Colonial Fact;" to be illustrated by Robert Cruickshank,

Society—the object of which is to send out ministers of the Church Charles Pult, Esq. of the Inner Temple, will publish, in a few

of Scotland to those of our countrymen who, having erossed the Aldays, an Essay on the Science of Legislation, in one volume 8vo.

lantic, have no opportunity of worshipping their Maker after the The mercantile world are to be favoured with the British Mer simple, but impressive, form of their forefathers, chant's Assistant, by C. Green. This work contains Tables of Inte

CHIT-CHAT FROM ELGIN. A subscription is at present going on rest; of Premium and Discount on Exchequer Bills and India

for enabling the Trustees of Gray's hospital here to erect within the Bords; and for ascertaining the value of English and Foreign stock. grounds of that Institution, a Pauper Lunatic Asylum, for the town Mr Richard Vines, Veterinary Surgeon, has in the press a Com

and county.–The Rev. Dr Burns of Paisley preached lately in the plete Treatise on the Glanders and Farcy in Horses,

church of Elgin, in behalf of the Glasgow Society for sending miANNUALS.-These elegant trifles are again taking the field. " In

nisters of the Church of Scotland to the settlers in British North our last we announced the “Friendship's Offering." This week we

America. The Messrs Blaikie of Aberdeen have set up an establishare called upon to notice the “ Remembrance," a new candidate for

ment in Elgin, for the manufacture of sheet lead, &c.—The cenpublic favour. It is to be edited by Mr T. Roscoe, Author of the

tral committee in Elgin, for managing the " Moray Flood Fund," Landscape Annual. It is dedicated, by permission, to Queen Ade

are desirous of presenting silver medals to the gallant boatmen on laide, and contains a highly finished engraving by Engleheart, from an the rivers Spey and Findhorn, who exerted themselves in saving the authentic portrait of her Majesty. The rest

of the embellishments, lives and property of their brethren, on the memorable 3d and 4th consisting of a mixture of historical and landscape subjects, arc :

August 1829. As soon as the necessary sum for carrying this laud. Windsor Castle-the Orphans-the Lady and her Bird-the Forum

able intention into effect is collected, tbe medals will be struck, and Romanum (by Turner)--the Butterfly and the Flowers-Coliseum

one delivered to each boatman, with his name and service engravel at Rome (by Prout)-Warwick Castle-Girl, at the Brook-John

on one side, and an appropriate medallic commemoration of the Gilpin (by Stothard)-Mont Blanc, from Val d'Aosta. The list of great Moray flood upon the other. The Misses Isabella and Elisa contributions is particularly rich in names of eminent females. Its

Paton have announced their intention of giving concerts in Fortes, size is the same with that of Friendship's Offering, and it is bound Elgin, and Banff, on their return southward from the northern in Arabesque morocco.-Ackermann's “ Forget-me-Not" is already meeting at Inverness. perfect and dispatched for India. Martin, Westall, and Landseer,

Theatrical Gossip. The following performers are stated to form contribute among others to its embellishments.

part of the Drury Lane company for the ensuing season :-Macready, CHIT-CHAT FROM LONDON.-The managers of the London Uni-Wallack, Cooper, Liston, w. Farren, Dowton, Harley, Sinclair. versity have given notice that performances are to commence at the

Miss Chester, Mrs Glover, Mrs Bunn, Mrs Waylett, for the chargegreat house, on the 1st of November, notwithstanding the misunder.ters supported last year by Vestris ;) and a young lady, a pupil of standings among some of the leading performers. — The Geological Sir G. Smart, to appear in Opera.-Munden is reported to be in Society inforins the public that it " experiences not the slightest dif. treaty with Covent-Garden ; at which theatre Mrs Gibbs is to underficulty in finding room for the many curious objects given them by take Mrs Davenport's characters. Among the novelties promised the King." This is a broad hint to such as may wish to attain the

at this house is Francis the First, a historical tragedy by Miss Fanny immortality of Donors to the Institution.— The Court Journal re

Kemble, in which it is said Charles Young is to perform, previously marks that “ Cumberland Lodge, previously to its being fit for a

to his taking leave of the stage. It is stated that Pasta, Rubini, Ls. oyal residence, must undergo a radical repair.” This is courtly blache, and Lalande, are all engaged for the King's Theatre ; but language.

considerable doubt is entertained of the correctness of the report as Chit-CHAT FROM GLASGOW.-It is with sincere concern that I far as the first is concerned. - The Haymarket theatre keeps open have to announce to you the confirmed and hopeless lunacy of the till the 15th of October.-Kean has been performing at Gloucester, great champion of the Provincial Bar of Scotland." The first sympa luck in his provincial" at Homes.”—Macready performed at Margate

Tewkesbury, and (irencester.-Mathews has had but indifferent tom of hismelancholy disease which evinced itself, was his pertinacity in insisting at a'large public assembly that Sir Walter Scott was a vul- to houses averaging £5 a-night. The elections are blamed for these gar writer. The next circumstance that struck his friends, was his strange events.- Master Burke is performing at Liverpool, for a lirunning up and down the Trongate all day, catching hold of every per

mited number of nights, previously to his sailing for the United son he met by the button, and assuring them, with marks of the strong

States. est indignation, that there was a conspiracy among the inhabitants of Edinburgh to persuade the world that their neighbours in Glasgow

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. were not genteel. He attempted to prove this strange assertion by The Sonnet from Altnacruagh is good, but too much like other the facts that Bailie Blackwood had once behaved rudely to him, sonnets," R. A.” is under consideration.-We may give “ Au and that Mr Jeffrey would not admit his claim to be considered a Hour for Song," when next we don our SLIPPERS.-We must demember of the Faculty of Advocates. The fever and delirium has since cline the “ Sketch of the Ancient Mythology."_" P. C." must increased to such a height, that his friends have found it necessary study smoothness, and then.-Our Stonehaven Correspondent's to confine him to his room. He will not, however, remain in bed, verses are scarcely polished enough." G.'s" verses are correet and but paces the floor incessantly, muttering to himself, “ • My name is harmonious,-but in a young writer, we could better tolerate the Douglas'-ay, old John, thou were't a classical poet-Scott, Jeffrey, harshness which indicates original thought struggling for utterance. • names which high heaven ordained should never meet'-new -"Our usual Glasgow Correspondent," much to our regret, was too holy alliance against the Provincial Bar of Scotland--and against me late of coming to hand, -The Cowgate bee-buzzes bonnily-- Mikin its representative-vulgarity-oak cudgels are not Blackwood-since wait, and he'll see, I am grown genteel, I must purge, and live cleanly'-punch and punning not gen hanly- Modern Athens-what though I do live in

ERRATA IN THE ARTICLE ON THE DIGAMNAIN OUR LİST.-Page ihe Gallowgate!- a man's a man for a' that."" The medical inan 190, for røgyov, rétos, l'ávač, read Féeyor, Bits, F#*; who attends him declares that the only case recorded in his books, in for rudovrai, read tsoovtar ; for repetat, read Faster; the least degree analogous, is that of John Dennis.

CHIT-CHAT FROM ABERDEEN.-Dr William Henderson, of Maris for Boyov, read 8.Fov; for öyıy, read Fly; chal College, has published, with additions, a translation of a No- væFur; for veyov, read sefov ; for rorstev, read Forray; and tice respecting Alexander Emperor of Russia, from the French of for racem read vocem.

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LITERARY CRITICISM.

tion as would have been necessary for this purpose; and

the consequence is, that the dissertations upon climate Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and geology, and the historical department, stand side by and Regions : With Illustrations of their Climate, side, like three independent works, in each of which the

Pro Geology, and Natural History; and an Account of the same ground, is, in a certain measure, gone over. Whale Fishery. By Professors Leslie and Jameson, historical form, and arranged as a mere statement of the

fessor Leslie's treatise ought to have been stripped of its and Hugh' Murray, Esq. Edinburgh. Oliver and Boyd. 1830. (Edinburgh Cabinet Library, No. 1.) rests; while, on the other hand, Mr Murray might have

observations and experiments upon which his theory The subject of this yolume is one of great importance, dispensed with certain volunteer elucidations of points of and it is treated in a manner at once interesting and in- natural history, which are satisfactorily explained by one structive. The Polar regions- the source of much wealth or other of his learned collaborateurs. to Great Britain, the nursery of our most daring and We may also ask, since we are upon the subject of hardy seamen-form as it were a part of our native arrangement, why Professor- "Jameson's chapter on geoland. Their history is one of intense interest, from the logy fs postponed to the end of the work, while Professor magnificent scale upon which nature there conducts her | Leslie's, and the “ distinguished naturalist's" treatise on operations, and the spirit of beauty which she infuses - Animal and Vegetable Life," figure at the commencer even into her most sterile creations. But this interest is ment? We suppose that the object of these dissertations enhanced to a tenfold degree, by the occasions which the is to afford the reader such an acquaintance with the phya tempests of the Pole afford for calling into action the sical phenomena of the Polar regions, as will enable him power and daring of the human mind. For the philoso- to enter with full understanding into the history of hupher also these regions possess attractions, since it is in man adventure there. The proper arrangement would them that he must seek the explanation of some of the bave been : First, Professor Jameson's chapter on geo, most obscure mysteries of science. Great additions have logy; by which the reader is made acquainted with the been made of late years to our acquaintance with the geography (so far as it is known) of the Polar regions arctic regions, but the details are scattered through such and with the structure of their firm land. Next, Proa multiplicity of books, that a work was imperiously fessor Leslie's chapter on climate. Lastly, the treatise called for, which should render them accessible to the on Animal and Vegetable Life.' To the first two chapmajority of readers. This desideratum we are inclined ters ought to have been added, a summary of what is to regard as, in a great measure, supplied by the first ro- known respecting the streams and currents of the ocean lume of the Cabinet Library.

in the arctic regions. This fun account of the natural The contents of the work are arranged under ten history and geographical relations of that portion of the ebapters. The first two contain :-Professor Leslie's dis- globe, would have prepared the reader for entering with sertation on the climate of the Polar regions; and a trea a full understanding into Mr Murray's account of the tise on their animal and vegetable life, which bas been inhabitants and visitants of these countries, which forms revised by a distinguished naturalist. The six subse their civil history; and of the whale fishery, which may quent chapters are devoted to a history of the progress of be regarded as their statistics. discovery in the extreme north-from the voyages of the We do not expect to be accused of laying too much earliest adventurers, down to Captain Parry's last enter-stress upon mere form and arrangement; for every per, prise. The ninth chapter contains a view of the north. son, at all acquainted with scientific pursuits, must be ern whale-fishery; the tenth, an account of the arctic aware how much the acquisition of truth is facilitated by geology. This last is supplied by Professor Jameson. The attending to mere external neatness and symmetry in the historical portion of the work has been contributed by arrangement of a demonstration. Nay, every person who Mr Hagh Murray.

has paid the least attention to the cultivation of his mind, As we have some minute objections to urge against the must feel how easily misconceptions flow from inattenform of the work, it may be as well to dispose of this tion, on the part of a teacher, to just order in conveying subordinate consideration, before we enter upon that his instructions. But we confess that we have been the of its great and undoubted merits. In the first place, more anxious to point out the defects of the present vothen, although we are fully aware of the value attach- lume, that we are desirous, in the first place, to see even ing to the important contributions of Professors Les such minor faults done away with in those which are to lie and Jameson, we suspect that the manner in which succeed, a series that promises to be so valuable; and that the book has been got up neutralizes to a certain degree we think, in the second, we can point out the source of her importance. These treatises have an independent the evil. It is certainly an admirable arrangement, by value, standing by themselves, they are important; but it which Messrs Oliver and Boyd have secured the co-opera was also requisite that they should be made duly subor- tion of men eminent in science, each of whom is to condinate to the main purpose of the work. It would, bow- tribute that portion of every work which bis peculiar porever, we suppose, have been inconsistent with literary suits best fit him for executing. But the advantage to etiquette, for Mr Hugh Murray to have ventured even be derived from this arrangement will be effectually neuto anggest to two such dignitaries of literature as the tralized, unless they employ an editor who can, and dare, authors of these twentises, the necessity of such a modificu. undertake such modifications on the different contribu

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