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same remark applies to the article on Sir Henry Steuart's stitchers of wristbands and knitters of silk purses. Shig i Planter's Guide,” in which, however, we are glad to has clothed thoughts in words, and these words have been perceive that there is a due appreciation of the great im set up in types, and printed on the best kind of paper, for provements introduced into arboriculture by the worthy the behoof of the reading public. Werespect Lady Charlotte baronet. The article headed “ Sabbath-Breaking and the Bury for this; and though her works do not belong to Bishop of London," is smart, and sufficiently witty for a the very highest order of mind, they are, nevertheless, Westminster Reviewer. The essay on the “ Life and such as to entitle her to say to most other Charlottes,Opinions of Clarendon” is probably the best paper in the “ Here is something that it may do you good to peruse. pumber, for though we are not sure that entire justice is Her abilities are much superior to those of the mass of done to the historian, yet many of the observations are females; and why therefore should she not take her stacalculated to throw additional light on his motives and tion above them ? actions. The article on “ Religious Disabilities" is also The “ Journal of the Heart” contains a number of mirthful, after the fashion of the article on the Bishop of miscellaneous papers and remarks, mostly of a grave deLondon. We are not pleased with the spirit in which scription, and is pretty nearly what it professes to be, an the article on the “ Patronage of Art” is written. The account of the different states of feeling which the ordiauthor, with a true democratical feeling, wishes to show nary events of life give birth to in an amiable, pious, not only that patronage will never make a great artist, and sensitive nature. A few slight tales, and some poewhich we suppose nobody will dispute, but that patron- tical pieces, are interspersed. As a favourable specimen age can never be of any service to an artist at all, which of the author's style, we subjoin the following extract : we hold to be something very like nonsense, so long as genius is one thing, and rank, influence, and wealth, are others, so long as the producer and the consumer remain “ What a world of thoughts and feelings arise in perdistinct persons. The article on the “ Egyptian Method using old letters! What lessons do we read in the silliest of Notation,” by our learned townsman, Dr Browne, is of them; and in others, what beauty, what charm, wbat able and ingenious. The concluding article on the “ Re- magical illusion, wraps the senses in brief enchantment!
but it is brief indeed. Absence, estrangement, death, the lations at present existing between Great Britain and
three France,” is of an unwise and inflammatory tendency. It spell. The letters of those who are dead! bow wonderful!
great enemies of mortal ties, start up to break the is in reply to an article which lately appeared in the We seem again to live and breathe in their society. The Quarterly Review, in which the writer, with no less ultra- writers once, perhaps, lived with us in the communion of zeal upon his side, called upon the Bourbons to resist triendship, in the flames of passion, in the whirl of pleaevery encroachment which the people might seem disposed sure; in the same career, in short, of earthly joys, earthly to make on the monarchical prerogative, and promised follies, and earthly infirmities. We seem again to retrace them the assistance of this country in so doing. The these paths together-but are suddenly arrested by the knowWestminster Reviewer calls in his turn on the people to edge, that there lies a vast gulf between us and them; the
hands which traced those characters are mouldering in their take their own way, in spite of the monarchy, and assures tombs, eaten by worms, or already turned to dust. Nature+ them that should civil war be the consequence, this nation human nature, sickens at the thought; but redeemed nawill render them effectual aid. The abettors of such ture says, “ Although worms destroy this body, yet in my violent measures, whether on the part of the throne or the thesh shall I see God.'-JOB. populace, are equally wrong, and can meet with little re “ The highest, deepest thoughts may sometimes arise on spect or attention from the lovers of harmony and good other nature which speak to the heart in all its feebleness,
a retrospection of old letters; but there are others of anorder. The other articles in this Number are respectable in all its waywardness, tossed about in the storms of the but by no means brilliant. They are on “ Greek Lexi. feelings. Letters from those we once loved, who, perhaps, cons,"
;" “ Dobell's Travels in Kamtchatka and Siberia," are still living - but no longer living for us. It may be, “ Moorsom's Letters from Nova Scotia," “ The Stamp they grew tired of us; it may be, we grew tired of them; Act," and the “ Distress of the Country.” We should or the separations may have arisen from mutual imperfece like to see, in the next Number of the Westminster, seve tions in character : still the letters recall times and seasons ral articles more decidedly excellent, an none so insigni- when it was otherwise, and we look upon ourselves out of ficant as some of those to which we have now alluded.
ourselves, as it were, with much melancholy interest. That identity of the person, and that estrangement of the spirit -who can paint it? But often a more cruel weapon still
than these, bas cut the tie of affection or love asunder ; it Journal of the Heart. Edited by the Authoress of “ Flir- is the pride, the prejudice, the ambition, avarice, or fickle.
tation." London. Colburn and Bentley. 1830. 8vo. ness of one of the parties only. What a place, then, is the Pp. 323.
world for a tender, trusting, loving heart to rest in; where
so many enemies lay siege to its warmest, best affections! It is no inconsiderable achievement for any man or wo
Rest in! can it rest in it? No; it flits on from hill to bill, man to make themselves known at all in their day and ge- is still far off.
from prospect to prospect; but the far off land of happiness neration. How many millions live and die without being
“ There is still a third class of old letters, on which the once heard of beyond the immediate circle of their own
heart delights to expatiate; and it must be remembered, personal acquaintances ! If there be any pleasure in ha- if any one deigns to peruse these pages, that they pretend ving oneself talked about, it is better to be the inventor of to nothing but a Journal of the Heart. The third class a quack medicine than the inventor of nothing at all ; and of old letters I am now alluding to, are those of the still if literary reputation be worth having, better to be the au- living, but the absent. Oh! what do they not afford of thor of a small poem, published in a small provincial peri- in this mode of communion, done away with ; we see no
delight! all the imperfections of mortal intercourse are, odical, and discussed at a small tea-party congregated in a thing but what is good and fair, kind, tender, gentle, amusmall town, than for ever remain a shadow without a name. sing; they have the whole witchery of beauty, love, and Hundreds of our living authors are pretty nearly in the truth in them, without one speck or flaw to lower the tone former situation; they are known to exist, and that is all of that enchantment they convey. May these ever remain But this, as we have said, is a great deal ; it makes a per- sacred; may no rude hand lay bare to common eyes the son somebody. Lady Charlotte Bury, the authoress of thousand secret inter winings of soul which are polluted by the book now before us, is somebody. She has already of gain or advantage ever induce any one to make public
indiscriminate and general participation, and may no desire written two novels, entitled, “ Flirtation” and “ A Mar- what never wus designed for public eye!" riage in High Life.” She has now published a “ Journal of the Heart ;” and she has in the press a fourth Among Lady Charlotte's “old letters,” she found one work, entitled, “ Separation.” There can be no doubt, to which she gives a place in her book, and which speaks therefore, that she has raised herself out of the class of well both of her heart and head. . Though written with
the intention of being so, it was never sent to the lady | tion, without being positively and downrightly bad, it is to whom it is addressed :
of that loose, careless, and unnerved description, which TO MISS MITFORD.
is perhaps calculated to do greater harm, than more open * Madam,
simning against decorum. It gradually unbraces the “ I never saw you in my life, and what is more strange, mind, deadens the sensitiveness of virtue, and emasculates I never heard you spoken of; though, doubtless, many have the moral constitution. “ Perbaps," says the author in done justice and paid homage to your talents; but it so chances that with these persons I have never met. Never- bis Preface, “ I may be too sanguine in trusting that
a theless, I have walked with you, gathered your primroses, moral may be gathered from the following pages.” If he rambled in your copses, seen you fiying about over hill and entertained the slightest doubt upon this subject, what dale, heard you, laugbed with you, cried with you, admired right had the mercenary drivel to publish them ? Fortu. rou, and admired your dog, which is the touchstone of true nately, however, he is too weak an ass to be able to do love. Vay-flower is a delicious creature. I, too, have a dog ; much harm. The first three lines of his book show and I can only say, (though mine is altogether of another what kind of writer he is : “ Born to affluence, rank, and of ou a green velvet cushion, not in a green lane, ) that i bappiness, the early years of Percy Lorraine offered no wish our dogs were acquainted.
inconsistency to these glowing possessions.” We take the " My long silken-haired, short-legged, shapeless, but pic | liberty of tossing the “ Foreign Exclusives” into the fire, ture-like fainiliar, bears an Italian origin and name. To and trust that the fire will “offer no inconsistency to tell the latter might be to tell mine own; and though I do these glowing possessions.” sire nothing more than that May-flower and he should be on amirable terms, I sadly fear he could never cope with her in leaping a ditch, or coursing a bare. He might feel The Jerusalem Delivered of Torquato Tasso. Transit beneath his dignity; though, to say truth, there are lated into English Spenserian Verse, with a Life of the reasons which might render the thing difficult, if not im Author. By J. H. Wiffen, Third Edition. 2 vols. practicable, He is, alas ! not old-no, no, nothing that I 18mo. London. Longman, Rees, Orme, and Co. lore shall ever grow old;) but he is just the age of other
1830. days, and that is precisely the sort of age, you understand, when the green velvet cushion suits him better than green
We are pleased to see this delightful and elassical work leaves. For all these reasons he might not suit the taste of published in so popular and elegant a form. No Italian the fair May-flower ; neither, perhaps, might the writer of poet can ever be so thoroughly enjoyed by an English this letter suit her to whom it is addressed.
reader as Tasso. Dante and Ariosto are too full of na"In truth, a sbame comes over me in taking this out- tionalities and obscurities to be at all times distinctly unof-the-way mode of making your acquaintance; and I dare say I shall not have courage to send this; we must meet derstood ; but the song of Tasso flows on in one unbroken first, (I hope we must meet somehow, somewhere,) in a
stream of rich melody and increasing interest. The Itaregular matter-of-fact way, for fear of that horrid bogle, lians have no Homer, but Tasso is unquestionably their Ri licule. Do you understand Scotch ? I dare say you Virgil. Mr Wiffen's elegant fancy, refined taste, great do, for all things are made known to you, who talk with command.of language, and power of versification, admi. those fine spirits which are only to be met with in violet- rably qualified him as the translator of the “ Jerusalem beds, and in the mystery of dead leaves, and tangled brakes, Delivered;" and he has presented the English reader with and rocky dells. Well, so for fear, as I said before, of that a work redolent of the beauties of the original, and likely borrid bogle Ridicule, I positively dare not send this letter. In the meantime, it is pleasant to tell you that there is to take its place beside the translations of Pope and Drybeing who, though bodily unknown to you, is sitting this den, for it is executed with no less. felicity throughout. nigbe, this portentous night of your play, thinking of you It has already run through two editions, and is now reand of it; wondering what success it has had with the pub- published in an exceedingly handsome pocket or cabinet üc ; feeling sure that it is beautiful, whether it is under-shape, with numerous embellishments. stood or not; and hoping that it may crown your brows with garlands of fame, and line your pockets with money.
I would have given the world to have got to the play The Juvenile Library. No. I. Lives of Remarkable this night. That is a commonplace expression, and not
Youth of both Sexes. Vol. I. London. Colburn and what I wanted to say, but let it pass.
Bentley. 1830. “How I long for to-morrow-1, who never read news This volume contains nine Lives and four embellish. papers! murders, and births, and deaths, and marriages
The Lives are of Edward the Sixth, Lady Jane Izepted, I shall not eat my breakfast till I bave looked for the success of “ The Foscari ;' and thus I bid you good Grey, Blaise
Pascal, Candiac de Montcalm, Volney Becknight-I hope, a happy, triumphant good night.”
ner, the Admirable Crichton, Mozart, Angela de la Mo. Without possessing any very high attractions, this vo- riniere, and Sir Thomas Lawrence. The embellishments lume is read with pleasure, because it is full of kindliness, are-portraits of her Highness the Princess Victoria, pare morality, and ladylike feeling.
King Edward the Sixth, Lady Jane Grey, and Sir Tho
mas Lawrence. The Lives are pretty well written, and Foreign Exclusives in London. A Novel. 3 vols. Lon- suit the youth of both sexes very well; and Messrs Col
the portraits are pretty well engraved. The book will don. Colburn and Bentley. 1830.
burn and Bentley sold three thousand copies the first day, This is a piece of catchpenny trash by some vulgar which we take to be a paying circulation. baby, who not only knows nothing of high life, but is ignorant of the common rules of English grammar. It Divines of the Church of England, with a Life of each is printed in small tbin volumes, and on coarse paper, as If the publishers were themselves half ashamed of the
Author, gc. Vol. II. The Works of Bishop Sherlock.
London. A. J. Valpy. 1830. 8vo. Pp. 494. work. It professes to be the history of a young man of good birth, Percy Lorraine by name, wbo falls in love first volume of this publication. We are glad to perceive
We noticed, in the favourable terms it deserved, the with three different women successively, and after vowjag eternal fidelity to them all, jilts each as may happen
that it goes on steadily, and, we hope, successfully. .. to suit his convenience or inclination. The “ Foreign Ex
dusives" consist of a Count D'Alberg, and one or two Ita- Colloquial Arithmetic ; or a System of Vulgar and Decimal lians, male and female, of very doubtful character; particu
Arithmetic, in the form of a Story. By John Forbes, barly a Madame Zestris, who seems to be a kind of mock
Teacher, Edinburgh. 1830. 24mo. Pp. 108, heroic representative of a popular actress with a similar This appears to be a useful and ingenious little work; name. Exclusives, forsooth the kind of society represented and we perceive that Dr David Dickson, and Mr Paul in the whole book would not inspire awe into the breast of. of the Commercial Bank, both of whom examined it in a tailor's apprentice. As for the morality of the composi- ) manuscript, bear honourable tegtimony to its merits.
Irish Cottagers. By Mr Martin Doyle, Author of
“Hints to Small Farmers.” Dublin. Curry and Co.
12mo. Pp. 137. The Outcast : A Story of the Modern Reformation. Two
vols. 24mo. Dublin. Curry and Co. 1830. The Martyr of Prusa, or the First and Last Prayer : A
Tale of the Early Curistians. Dublin. Curry and Co. 1830. 24mo.
The first of these books conveys, through a familiar and entertaining medium, sound practical information to the rural part of the population of Ireland.
“ The Outcast" and the “ Martyr of Prusa" are works of a religious and controversial nature, written by respecte able Irishmen of the Protestant persuasion.
The lord of Balloch rode on and on,
But short way had that good lord gone,
Ah! the clan of Lochdorbin for ever may rue
As for Lochdorbin's brutal chief,
He is gone-extinct, and well away
Who would wrong a virgin for revenge !* * The scene of this ancient and horrible legend seems to have been in the country of the Grants, whose chief may have been the Lord of Balloch. In the same district, also, there is an apcient castle, or rather garrison, of great strength and magnificence, called Lochindorb. It is situated on an island. Its walls are twenty feet thick, and it covers fully an acre of ground. It has a spacious entrance of hewn stone, and strong watch-towers at each corner. The inhabits ants of the distriet can give no account of it, but say it was the residence of a great cateran chief, who was put down by the Earl of Moray and the Laird of Grant. Another account is, that he and all his followers were surprised, and cut off to a man, by the Laird of Grant. It is not improbable that this cateran chief may have been one of King Edward's officers.
A BALLAD FROM THE GAELIC.
By the Ettrick Shepherd.
Then Gillion watch'd his lord's dark eye,
“Go, saddle my steed without delay,
“ No, my good lord-No, not one word,
That lord he mounted his gallant steed,
The lord of Balloch away is gone,
The eagle he sail'd upon the cloud,
LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.
chosen to make an excursion during the year into some district
little known, for the purpose of collecting specimens in some departA Life of Elizabeth, Queen of England, is preparing for Consta ment of natural history. An announcement of the destination of ble's Miscellany, by Henry G. Bell, author of the Life of Mary, the traveller is then published, stating at the same time the contriQueen of Scots.
bution required from every one wishing to have a share in the fruits A Catalogue of the Lords Chancellors, Presidents, and Senators of his expedition, and the number of specimens to be received by of the College of Justice, from its Institution in 1582 to the present each shareholder. This Association has now stood the test of seretime, with Biographical Notes and Illustrations, by George Brun Tal years, and has been the means of supplying the natural historian ton, writer, Edinburgh, and David Haig. Assistant Librarian to in different countries with the rarest specimens at a very low price. the Faculty of Advocates, is announced to appear in December The report of this year refers to the collections of plants made in an next. The "Catalogue of the Lords of Session," edited by Lord expedition to Norway in 1828, and in two excursions, one into Hailes, is now entirely out of print, and it has therefore occurred Dalmatia, the other to the Pyrenees, in 1829. That they have that a work upon a more enlarged plan, might prove acceptable to been so long of accounting for the first collection was owing to the the profession and the public. The present Catalogue, accordingly, damage sustained by the ship in which they were, one-third of the besides being completed to the latest promotion, will, in as far as plants having been destroyed by the pouring in of sea-water. The taat is now possible, afford a distinct, and it is hoped interesting. Dalmatian and Pyrenean collections have been more fortunate. The secunt of the distinguished individuals who have filled the bench Directors have been able to allot specimens (in many cases dupliside the institution of the College of Justice. It will thus possess cates) of one hundred plants from each country--that is, about two more popular interest than the work of Lord Hailes, and will some
hundred and fifty specimens to each subscriber. The contributions what resemble in plan Keith's Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops.
amounted only to fifteen florins (about L.1, 58.) for each person. The author of “ Darnley," and " Richelieu,” will very shortly They consist entirely of rare, and, in many instances, of quite new produce a new historical romance, called De L'Orme, the story of species. The public attention is requested in a particular manner to which belongs, we are informed, to that period of the 17th century
the Pyrenean plants, which prove of themselves to every one acshen Louis XIII. occupied the throne of France, and Philip Iv. quainted with the locali:ies, the extreme care, and even danger, with that of Spain, in both which countries the hero meets with number. which many of them must have been collected. It is proposed by ksi adventures of a romantic kind. “ Darnley" has received the
the Institution that Mr Endress, the intrepid collector of these plants, honour of translation into foreign languages, and has employed the
should be engaged to complete his researches in the Pyrenean Flora. saill of the painter and dramatist in England.
His investigations-rich though their results have been-have Retrospections of the Stage, by the late John Bernard, Manager of as yet scarcely extended beyond the department of the Eastern the American Theatres, and formerly Secretary to the Beef-Steak
Pyrenees. Ic is proposed that he should proceed immediately to Cub, is on the eve of appearing. This work has reference to a forty- Paris, there collect the necessary information, thence to this year's years' connexion with theatricals in England, Ireland, and America.
scene of action in the department of the High Pyrenees, and next The monthly volume of the Family Classical Library for July, ter
to the neighbourhood of Bayonne. After spending there the brief sinates Beloe's admired translation of Herodotus.
winter of the south, they suggest that he should direct his course A Grammar of the Turkish Language, dedicated by permission to
through the western Pyrenees, and then occupy the rest of the the Turkish Sultan, by Arthur Lumley Davids, is announced. summer in exploring as much as possible of the remainder of these A work, entitled the Rise and Progress of the English Common.
mountains. The possibility, however, of carrying into execution wealth, from the first settlement of the Anglo-Saxons in Britain, by
this extensive plan depends, they add, upon the early advancement Francis Palgrave, Esq. of the Inner Temple, will be shortly published. of the contributions of the respective shareholders. They are anxiMr William Mayne of Glasgow is about to publish, by subscription,
ous that the contributions for 1830-31 should, if possible, be forthe Fate of an Ancient House, and other Poems. From what we
warded together, or, at all events, that those intending to subscribe koos of Mr Mayne's poetical talents, we augur well of this work, for both years would expressly declare their intentions.
A young sed beg to recommend it to the patronage of our readers.
botanist of the name of Volz has undertaken a journey, at his own Dr Lardner announces a Cabinet Library in monthly volumes, to
risk, to the North American States of Georgia and Carolina. He te supported by the samne class of literary and scientific contributors
offers from 200 to 230 instructive and well-dried species of plants for v his Cyclopædia, and to embrace such subjects of powerful or im
a contribution of 20 florins (4.1, 135. 11.) The Würtemberg AssoDediate interest as do not fall within the regular plan of the latter.
ciation has not hitherto been able to send a traveller in the direction The publication of the Cabinet Liberary will commence with the
mentioned, and its leading members bear testimony to Volz's qualiLife and Reigo of George IV., in three volumes.
fications for the undertaking. The Rev. George Croly, A.M., has a Memoir of his late Majesty
Chit-CHAT FROM LONDON.—Moore's second volume of the Life of George IV, Dearly ready for publication.
Byron is at length positively promised in a fortpighi.- Proposals are Dr Hunter of Leeds announces a treatise on the Mineral Springs
in circulation for a public meeting to consider of the expediency of of Harrowgate.
erecting a national monument to Shakspeare, worthy of the genius EDINBURGH JOURXAL OP NATURAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL
of the poet, the progress of the arts, and the grandeur of the einpire.SCIENCE. -We have much pleasure in observing that this journal
Most of the papers have been publishing double numbers, with Meil continues to improve. Welcok upon No. X. (for July.) which moirs of the late King. The double No. of the Atlas was a curiosity kas j'ust appeared, as one of the best numbers of the work, which has
from its immense size ;-none of the others were anyway remarkable. to prored itself well entitled to encouragement from men of science. -Several new editions have appeared of the national anthem, “ God.
DRAWING ACADEMY, HILL STREET — The anxiety of all classes save the King." Mr Arnold's of the English Opera House is not the to acquire this elegant accomplishment, is too great for a good semi best. There is little difficulty in introducing the name of William rary to stand in need of any recommendation beyond its own excel instead of George, and indeed in the original edition the Monarch's lesce. At the same time, we may be pardoned for attempting to
name is not introduced at all, nor does there appear to be any neces. direct the public attention to its utility. It is to few that Nature sity for doing so.—The London season may now be considered as has given the power of becoming eminent artists. There is, how closed, and it has been on the whole a very dull onc. The anticipaEter, scarcely one who may not acquire the power of copying toler
tion of the King's death prevented many festivities which might ably correctly the appearance of external objects. The being able, have taken place. The excitement of a general election and a coroin many instances, to convey clear notions by the pencil, of what we nation will be a great relief. Jould seek in vain to express in words, is the least advantage at
CHIT CHAT FROM Glasgow.-On the occasion of the proclama-, tindant upon this power. The habit of looking at objects with a
tion of William IV. we had a soine what impromptu procession of Vier to copy thein, facilitates much the forming and retaining dis the military and civic bodies, after which a " sele:t few"' eat cake and litiet and definite ideas of external phenomena, and that is no incon drank wine with the Magistrates, while tho:e not on the invitation salerable help to clear and correct thinking. Many of the drawings list adjourned to the Tontine or Buck's Head.—The Royal demise of the pupils at the Hill Street Academy, exhibited yesterday, evince obliged Mr Green to postpone his second ascent in his magnificent superior abilities on their part, and all of them establish the sedulous balloon; and this intrepid aeronaut is at present on a visit to Edin. asiiety and happy talent for teaching of the masters, Messrs Simson burgh to make preparations there for delighting the Athenians.ad Gibb
Fanny Kemble's appearance was also delayed for a few nights. When PASORAMA OF ST SEBASTIAN.-We have received much gratifica- she did appear, the feeling was universal that your Acris and Cer. tion from visiting this Exhibition, which opened here a few days ago.
berus had most righteously appreciated her. We were fairly enough kb a brilli-mt and vivid representation of one of the finest bays in the gratified, but could see nothing of the vis comica in her discovered world--that of St Sebastian, commonly called, though erroneously, by the Editor of the Weekly Journal, nor of the Sidonian diguity, Re Janeiro. The accnery is very magnificent; and the whole effect, and O'Neil seductiveness, aitributed to her by the Scotsmun. , The heightened as it is by a concealel band of music, is striking and ani houses were elegantly and fully attended, and must have been pro
filable to Alexander. rating. 7
Seymour expected to have had the father IMPORTANT TO BOTANISTS.—There is now on our table a report
and daughter at his theatre, and published a letter in the papers, of the Wörternberg Association for promoting Journeys haring for here, which went far to prove that he had been scurvily treated their aim ebe extension of natural history. This Association is un
by Charles Keinble, who had faithfully promised to engage with der the particular direction of Professor Hochstetter of Zübingen, him, but drew back when he found that Alexander was to have 20d Or Steudel of Esslingen. Its plan is as follows:-A traveller is i the paient Kemble reserved his defence till the last night of his
appearance here, when he made a skilful, earnest, and propitia- at length come to our seas and mountains, bringing with them, from tory speech, but not quite conclusive, or even satisfactory, con far and near, many old and new visitors.Our Cambridge friends sidering that it was postponed to the twelfth hour, and that, by re are to be elsewhere-but others from the same and the sister Unirer. fusing to entrust his reply to the columns of a newspaper, he put it sity are daily expected. What would Doctor Johnson have said to
this? out of Seymour's power to refute it. The three tragedies which were Or what, in fact, would any person of his period have said, played during this engagement, were very respectably got up by Alex. had such a thing been mentioned as within the bounds of possibility? ander.--By far the most important result of the death of the king "Restant seul à Oban, un licu désert, à l'extrémité de l' Ecosse, here, is, that it leads to a new election for our triple alliance of (says Faujas-Saint-Feond, in his Tour through England and Scotland, burghs, and, as far as we can foresee, the substitution of an able anno 1797,) avec un domestique, parmi des hommes qui parloient Glasgow merchant, as our representative, for a jolly county gentle une langue particulière, absolument étrangère à l'Angloise, je de
We have at least three distinguished citizens, who, had we a pouvois me faire entendre que par des signes!" fair share of representation in the House of Commons, would do ho. Theatrical Gossip.--A new piece, called " Separation and Resa. nour to their native place,-these are, Messrs Finlay, Ewing, and ration," said to be by Morton, the dramatist, has been favourabiy Smith, who, placed beside the Gascoignes, Protheroes, and Hart received at the Haymarket. The broken weather has been hitherto Davises, would show like torches beside rusli-lights. Unfortunately much against Vauxhall.-We observe that the respectable dramatie for us, we cannot have them all; and, much to the houour of Messrs critic in the New Monthly Magazine entertains the same opinion of Ewing and Smith, they have not advanced their claims, whenever
Miss Kemble's comedy that we do. He speaks concerning it in these they knew that Mr Finlay was in the field. Indeed, it is only infer- words : "Her performance of the comic part of the character of Lady red that Mr Smith of Jordanhill contemplated a senatorial career-Townly was pointed and lively, but it wanted breadth, richness, and which we trust yet awaits him: but Mr Ewing, with great disinter
ease. To the adequate representation of the part, a matured person and estedness, gave way to Mr Finlay, though naturally desirous of bring- a voluptuous repose of manner are essential; and these Miss Kemble ing his great information, and more than common eloquence, into a
wants. She may ripen into a great comic actress, but we doubt whe fitting field. Mr Finlay's presence in Parliament, on the examina
ther it is worth her while to try,-for she may be assured that all she tion and discussion of the East India Question, will, however, be of gains in reputation that way, will be at least so much deducted from vast importance to the cause of Free Trade, for no man is better in her attraction in the serious drama. There is but a limited sphere formed on the subjectmas was proved by his being placed at the
over which the imagination of the public will range; and within this, head of all the deputations that met in London on the case.
His to divide admiration is to destroy it. Miss Kemble's lighter graces i return is secured. So much for Politics. The only other piece of will be felt and enjoyed when sparkling among her tragic scenes; but gossip worth mentioning, is, that all the surviving acquaintances of it does not follow, that though they felicitously relieve the gloom of Burns in Glasgow, of whom there are still many, acknowledge the her tragedy, they will light up an entire comedy with mirth and striking nature of the likeness from Taylor's picture that is just gladness."—A curious hoax has been lately played off on the Lonpublished.
A long and interesting account of a most talented deChit CHAT FROM ABERDEEN.–The Third Competition of the butante appeared in the Liverpool Journal: it is copied into the Aberdeenshire Horticultural Society was held on the 22d of June; London papers: the lady's powers are discussed, her style commentbut, from the state of the weather, the show was rather poor.-The ed on, her readings given, the when and where of applause accurate New Church of Gamrie, in Banffshire, was opened last week by the ly noted, her dress is praised, the support of the company and their Rev. Mr Wilson; the Old Church, which still stands, is supposed to talents are criticised, and an impression is produced. The passage be the most ancient in Scotland, having been erected in the year is recopied into a Liverpool paper, with this pithy remark - We 1004. It is most romantically situated, at a mile's distance from the never heard of the lady! the play was not acted at our theatre New, on the brink of a precipice overhanging the sea. A battle was on the night mentioned !!-there is no such paper as the Lirete fought upon the hill, above the Old Church, between the Scots and pool Journal !!!"-Hooper, Pritchard, and Miss Phillips, lately Danes; and three skulls, supposed to have been those of Danish of our theatre, have gone to London, we suppose, to push their chiefs, are built into the north wall of the Old Church. This roman- fortune, seeing that Mr Murray has as yet engaged no one for next tic situation gave rise to a favourite air, called “ The Braes of Gam- season, which is bien drole. A statement has appeared this week in rie."-Great improvements are at present going on in “ The Capitał the Edinburgh papers, of the arrangements which have been entered of the Don and the Dee;" amongst which may be mentioncd, the into regarding the patent, but it is in several respects erroneous. Harbour Improvements, addition to Gordon's Hospital, new bridge The fact is, however, certain, that Mr Murray is now in possession of over the Don, suspension bridge over the Dee, the erection of two the patent. We hope he intends soon to stir his stumps. If Miss new parish churches, (the north and south,) &c.—The Rainer Family Jarman is not engaged for Drury-Lane, let him secure her services of Tyrolese Minstrels gave three concerts in this city, about a fort at any cost.-Jones is performing with his company at Perth. Wil. night ago, and were numerously and fashionably attended. Great son is also singing there.-Miss Paton and Mr Wood have been first rejoicings were held last week amongst the manufacturing classes, hissed and then deserted in Dublin, much to the credit of that mein consequence of the decision of the Jury Court in Edinburgh in tropolis. There are some good remarks on this subject in the Month favour of the Messrs Hadden of Aberdeen, in a plea with the upper ly Magazine for this month. heritors of the river Don.- Mr Green, of balloon notoriety, is expected to ascend from this city in a few weeks.--Mr Cooke, from
TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. Liverpool, has opened a riding academy in Wales Street, which pro Among many interesting articles which are still unavoida bly postmises to be well supported ; an institution of the kind was much poned, are “ The Philosophy of Law;" reviews of “ The Undying wanted in Aberdeen, -A keen contest is expected at the first elec- One," “ Traits and Stories of Scottish Character," " Notices of tion of an M.P. for the Aberdeen and Montrose district of burghs. German and French Literature," &c.
The designation service of the Rev. Mr Souter to the church and “ The Water-Cress Girl" is in types.-We shall read over the district of Newcastle, Miramichi, New Brunswick, was held in Grey. papers from Lerwick, and see what can be done. We are sorry to friar's Church, on the 29th ; the Rev. Mr Geddes of Paisley preach- find that " Proteus" has waxed irascible; - a packet lies for him at ed, and the Rev. Professor Brown gave the charge.-A society, aux
the publishers'. To the Correspondent who addresses us in the words iliary to the Glasgow North American Colonial Society, has just of Belvidera—" Thou unkind one!" we beg to say that he is not been formed in Aberdeen: the first meeting was held on Tuesday forgotten; but his sonnet is scarcely good enough. evening.--King William IV, has been proclaimed with the custom We have much pleasure in announcing that our next Number ary honours.
will contain poetical contributions both from Allan Cunninghain and CAT CHAT FROM OBAN.-On Saturday Jast, at noon, his Majesty the Author of " Apster Fair."-"The Mother and Child," by “ A. King William IV, was proclaimed here, in presence of the magistrates, M." of Dunfermline, will probably have a place.-“A Genuine Lore the principal inhabitants, and a goodly assemblage of the populace. As Letter," by Edward Brooks of Liverpool, shall have a place in our soon as Mr Paterson, our town-clerk, had pronounced the conclu. next Slippers.-We regret that the following verses will not suit us: diog "God save the King!" hats waved, voices shouted, and a volley " To a Lady," and " Elegy," by“ M.,"-Stanzas by“ R. S.,"_"On of artillery carried the glad tidings “over continent and isle.". Wine Returning to Scotland,” and “On the Death of Lord Byron," by was liberally distributed, and his Majesty's health drunk, with every “ A. F.,"-" The Seduced One to her Babe," by “N. M, W., "manifestation of loyalty. The deep silence of a summer day succeed “Napoleon's Return from Elba,"_and the Communications from ed, -harmonising well with the joy and grief which thoughts of the Migvie. living and of the dead by turns inspired. Dunolly castle hung out a mournful ensign to the evening breeze, and it still floats above the Double NUMBER OF THE COURT JOURNAL.
THE KING-We grey battlements. -An Elocutionist from Glasgow paid us a visit are requested to state that a double Number of the Court Journal of some time ago, for the purpose “of ridding us of our Highland Saturday, July 3, No. 62, was published, without extra charge, in brogue.” To prove his fitness for this humane undertaking, he order to present to its readers a very copious and ipteresting Memoir signified his intention of giving "select pieces of reading and reci. of his late Majesty, written expressly for the work. It occupies uptations on Wednesday's evening, the 23d of June, 1830." Among wards of 18 columns out of the 96 which the Journal altogether these, was Antony's oration over the dead body of Cæsar. At that comprised, and those who desire to ensure copies are requested to part of it where an appeal is made to the garment of the fallen hero, transmit their orders immediately to their respective Booksellers or our orator raised a spotted pocket-napkin, and some of the audience Newsvenders. The same number contains every particular that has raised a laugh. The halcyon days of a somewhat late summer have transpired connected with the New Court.