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

dles, for a nocturnal service, attended by

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

magnitude, and with their painted variety

of colours still glowing in the burning sun. EXHIBITIONS.

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

of 475 years.

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE. New works announced for Publication. Chronological Charts, illustrative of

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

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

By E. W. CLARKE, Rector of Great Greece and the Levant; or, Diary of Yeldbam, Essex. a Summer's Excursion in 1834. With Statement of the provision for the Epistolary Supplements. By the Rev. Poor, and the Condition of the Labouring R. BURGESS, B.D. Author of " The To- classes, in a considerable portion of Amepography and Antiquities of Rome.” rica and Europe. By Nassau W. SE

The Autobiography of Cowper : being NIOR, Esq. an account of the most interesting portion Rosebuds rescued, and presented to • of his life. Written by Himself.

my Children. By the Rev. S. C. Wilks. Rev. Peter Hall on Congregational German Historical Anthology. By Reform.

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

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ROYAL SOCIETY.

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

of Trinity. The Fossil Fruits and Seeds of the English Essay,

" The influence of anLondon Clay, by J. S. BOWERBANK; with cient Oracles on Public and Private numerous plates, by J. D. C. Sowerby. Life," James Bowling Mozley, B.A. of

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

bationer Fellow of Magdalen, Ireland

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

Trinity. The plan of this spirited publication is Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize for the best professedly an imitation of the late ad- composition in English verse,

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

Subject, Shak. have little doubt will be ensured, if we speare's 3d Part of King Henry VI. Act take into consideration, independently of II. sc. 2, beginning “My gracious liege,” the beauty and cheapness of the volumes, &c. the distinguished Authors whose leading works are to appear in the collection, and the eminent artists engaged in the execu

May 28. Sir B. C. Brodie, V. P.tion of the embellishments which adorn The reading was commenced of a paper the volumes. Among the Authors con- on the influence of the tricuspid valve of nected with the series appear the names of the heart on the circulation of the blood, R. P. Ward, Esq, author of • Tremaine'; by T. W. King, esq. E. Lytton Bulwer, Esq.; Theodore June The Rev. G. Peacock, V.P. Hook, Esq.; Earl of Mulgrave; Capt. Mr. King's paper was concluded; and Marryatt ; B. D'Israeli, junior ; Rev. a report was read from a committee for R. Gleig; Horace Smith, Esq.; T. H. collecting information respecting the ocLister, Esq. ; P. R. James, Esq.; J. B. currence of, and the more remarkable pheFraser, Esq.; Rev. G. Croly, author of nomena connected with, the earthquakes • Salathiel'; John Banim, Esq.; Capt. lately felt in the neighbourhood of ChiGlascock; E. S. Barrett, Esq.; Mrs.

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

The following gentlemen were elected

Foreign Members of the Society: M. peared (the merits of which are now too well known to require observation) con

Elie de Beaumont, M. Frederic Cuvier,

M. P. Flourens, Professor Hansen, and sist of Pelham, by E. Lytton Bulwer, Dr. Rosenburgh. Esq. 2 vols; the celebrated Irish national tale, called O'Donnel, by Lady Morgan,

The Society adjourned over Whitsun

week to June 18. the three volumes published in one; Tremaine, by R. P. Ward, Esq. in 2 vols. ; and Brambletye House, by Horace Smith, Esq.

May 18. The Anniversary Meeting

was held at the Society's apartments in OXOFRD, June 9.— The Theological Regent street, at which the necessary Prize for 1835, on the following subject, changes were made, Sir John Barrow,

The Death of Christ was a propitiatory being elected its President for the ensuing Sacrifice, and a vicarious Atonement for year, and F. Baily, W. D. Cooley, and the Sins of Mankind,” has been awarded Thomas Murdoch, esqrs. Vice-Presidents. to Mr. John Cowley Fisher, B. A. of A very favourable report was made of the Queen's College.

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

Latin Verse, " Julianus Imperator Tem- for his most valuable and interesting Traplum Hierosolymitanum instaurare aggre- vels up the River Indus, and across

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ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.

LONDON UNIVERSITY.

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

May 23. The Annual Meeting for ment, started some time since on the distributing the Prizes was held this day. African expedition; and Mr. Schomburgh, Lord Nugent presided. The business of a scientific gentleman in the West Indies, the Meeting was commenced by Dr. Elis already at George Town, preparing for liotson reading the general report, which the contemplated explorations in Guiana.

contained a highly satisfactory account of It was stated, that no late intelligence had the advance of medical science at the been received of Captain Back; but that University. It stated that the medical in all probability August or September pupils derived the greatest possible adwould bring tidings of him, and that his vantages from the establishment of the return might be looked for before the ex

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

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

out being compelled to have recourse to language by Mr. Howse, a gentleman any other institution than that to which who has passed many years in the Hud- they belonged. It also announced the son Bay Company's territories; and also gratifying fact, that the number of medical to a translation from the Danish into

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

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

the prizes were a gold medal to William are in progress. From the treasurer's Marsden, of Yorkshire, and a silver mereport, it appeared that the funds of the dal to Matthew Morehouse, of HuddersSociety are in a most prosperous state; field; in both cases for proficiency in for, notwithstanding the above extraor- Materia Medica. Thomas Morton, of dinary expenses, the Society was pos- Newcastle-upon-Tyne, also received four sessed of 4,80001. stock, together with a prizes-the two gold medals respectively respectable balance in the bankers' hands, for Surgery and Midwifery, and two silver In the evening a number of its friends and medals for Anatomy and Practical Anasupporters assembled, and dined at the tomy. Thatched House with the Raleigh Club, at the table of which the idea of founding this Society was first brought forward by

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

the 16th May, for the purpose of electing a President, in the place of the late Earl

Spencer, Lord Viscount Clive was proMay 29. At the adjourned general posed as his Lordship’s successor by the meeting (see p. 644), after a protracted Duke of Sutherland, seconded by the discussion, the Council succeeded in ob

Earl Cawdor, and was unanimously electtaining the election of Sir R. Gordon and ed to fill the Chair. Mr. Grant into their number, by a large The anniversary meeting of the Club majority:

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

ROXBURGHE CLUB.

ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

The pro

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entitled, “ The Lyvys of Seyntys, trans- press for the establishment of a museum ;
lated into Englys by Osbern Bokenam, that a paper of queries containing the dea
Frer Austyn of the Convent of Stok- siderata in every branch of architecture,
clare.” This work is preceded by an has been drawn up, and after revision
interesting Preface by the donor, and is by the members, it is to be distributed
now first printed from a velluin MS. throughout the world; this paper is to
No. 327, of the Arundel Collection, which contain questions as to edifices, in regard
was completed in 1447.

to their individual history, destination,
size, distribution, and construction; pre-

cise information will be required on all INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS.

sorts of materials; and their applications, A new society has been formed for the failures, and remedies, will offer a wide promotion and cultivation of Architecture, field of experience; and acoustics and and for the purpose of fostering and sti. light will be also subjects of investigamulating the talents of individuals in its tion. The literature of the art, antiquiadvancement. Its members will be both ties, biography, and education, are also professional and honorary.

included as proper_for the attention of fessional members are divided into two correspondents. These questions will classes, Fellows and Associates, the for- be sent to foreign countries, translated mer being such architects as have been into the various languages of Europe, engaged as principals for at least seven and find admission into the leading periyears, paying five guineas for admis. odicals connected with science. In sion and three guineas annually; the the meantime the Council have deterlatter, persons of less practice, but who mined to offer an honorary premium for have attained the age of twenty-one, and Essay upon the natures and properpay three guineas for the first year, and ties of the mode of construetion techni. two guineas for every subsequent year. cally called Concrete, and of its applica. Honorary Fellows will be admitted on tion in Great Britain up to this period,” the payment of not less than twenty-five for which all persons are invited to comguineas; and Honorary Members may be pete. The list of benefactions was then elected for their scientific acquirements, read, and the President announced a dowithout being expected to contribute to

nation of 7501. in the name of Sir John the funds. Of the last class have been Soane, and his grandson John Soane, elected Dr. Faraday and Mr. Britton. esq. which was received with acclamaEarl de Grey, the President (who has tions. presented 501.), and Sir T. H. Farquhar,

MONUMENT OF SHAKSPEARE. the Treasurer, are also Honorary Fellows. The members of the Shakspearean There are upwards of fifty Fellows and Club of Stratford-upon-Avon propose to thirteen Associates; and sixteen foreigners undertake, with the assistance of the are Honorary and Corresponding Mem- public at large, the restoration of the bust bers. The Vice-Presidents will be al. and monument of Shakspeare, and of the ways professional gentlemen, and those interior of the chancel which contains it. now chosen are P. F. Robinson, esq., The chancel of the collegiate church

Joseph Kay, esq., and J. B. Papworth, of Stratford was erected in the fifteenth esq.; the Secretaries are Thos. L. Don- century, by Thomas Balshall, D.D. Waraldson, esq. and John Goldicutt, esq. ; den of the College. Its large and beauti. and these form the Council, together

with ful windows were originally of painted the following ordinary members: Chas. glass, and its roof was of carved oak. Of Barry, esq., George Basevi, jun. esq., the painted glass a small portion only Edward Blore, esq., Decimus Burton, remains, inserted in the eastern window; esq., Charles Fowler, esq., Henry E. and the roof of the chancel bas been Kendal, esq., and Henry Rhodes, esq. hidden from view by a ceiling of plaster.

The first meeting took place at the The architecture is much obscured by Society's room in King-street, Covent- repeated coatings of white-wash, and the Garden, on the 15th of June. Earl de floor and foundations suffer serious injury Grey took the chair, and was supported

from damp. by the Duke of Somerset, Sir M. A. The monument erected to Shakspeare Shee, Sir Edmund Cust, Sir Henry by his family a few years after bis death, Ellis, &c. Mr. Donaldson, the Secretary, representing the poet with a cushion bethen read a paper, in which the general fore him, a pen in his right hand, and his views and hopes of the founders of the left leaning on a scroll, was originally Society were fully explained; among the coloured to resemble life; but was thickly more important facts, it was stated, that covered over with white paint in the year a library is being formed; that specimens 1793, at the instigation of Mr. Malone. are being procured, models have been The pen was long since detached by presented, and that all things are in pro- some visiter, and a recent attempt has been

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made to abstract one of the fingers of the Anne Hathaway, afterwards the wife of bust, which was actually broken off, but Shakspeare; and even to the purchase of recovered and replaced. The removal of the site of New Place, the house in which the coating of white paint, and the re- Shakspeare passed the last three years of newal of the original colours of the mo- bis life, and in which he died; a spot nument, are supposed to be practicable which, being yet unencroached upon, they without the chance of injury to the ori. are most desirous of guarding from new ginal work.

erections, and consecrating to the memory Near the grave of Sbakspeare lie in. of him whose name has rendered it in terred the bodies of Anne his wife: of their estimation hallowed ground. Susannah his eldest daughter, and her Donations will be received by Messrs. husband Dr. John Hall; of Thomas Smith, Payne, and Co. Bankers, LonNashe, esq. the husband of Elizabeth the don; and a book is prepared by the Comdaughter of Dr. John Hall and Susannah mittee in which the names and places of his wife (Elizabeth having afterwards abode of the donors will be carefully married Sir J. Barnard of Abington, near preserved. Northampton, and being there buried.)

NEWLY INVENTED COMPOSITION STONE. The inscriptions on some of the gravestones of these members of the poet's

A recent invention has been made in family, the stones being on the floor of

New York, and secured by patent, which, the chancel, are partly obliterated; and

if all accounts are true, promises to give an epitaph, commemorating the excellen

a new aspect to the face of the country. cies of Sbakspeare's favourite daughter,

Mr. Obadiah Parker, a native of New was either worn out or purposely effaced

Hampshire, and for many years a resident in 1707, and another inscription engraved of Onondaga county, in New York, has, on the same stone, for a person uncon.

after various experiments, discovered a nected with the family of Sbakspeare.

cement which, from a state of liquid morThe respect due to the memory of

tar, hardens in eight or ten days into a Sbakspeare, the loss of almost every per

solid substance, almost as impenetrable sonal relic of him, the demolition of his as granite, and susceptible of as beauhouse, the destruction of his traditionary tiful a polish as marble. Any colour mulberry tree, and the alteration and re- may be given to it; and it defies the moval of the greater part of his father's changes of the atmosphere, becoming residence, concur to make the members

more dense and hard, and less brittle, the of the Sbakspearean Club most anxious to more it is exposed to atmospheric influpreserve every thing connected with his

The material is so cheap that mortal remains from further disrespect.

entire houses, of any shape or dimensions, The sentiments of the numerous visiters fortifications, canals, aqueducts, &c., of Sbakspeare's tomb have been so re- may be constructed in a few days. It peatedly expressed on these subjects, and

will entirely supersede the use of brick are so warmly seconded by the feelings of and stone, and effect a complete revoluthe neigbbouring residents, that the Shak. tion in architecture. spearean Club has resolved to appeal to In England also a patent has been the educated portion of the community of taken out by Mr. Ranger, of London, Great Britain; to eminent literary cha

for making stone from a composition of racters in all countries; and to the ad

lime, gravel, &c. The Preston Pilot says, mirers of genius throughout the world;

that the system is now in full operation to co-operate with them in the sacred at Lytham, in Lancashire. The process task of protecting the tomb from further of making, facing, and polishing a stone neglect, and the building which contains

of five cwt. (after the materials are preit from gradual ruin.

pared), does not necessarily occupy more It is proposed to effect these objects

than twenty minutes. It is, however, by voluntary donations, not exceeding

soft at first, and requires some time to one pound each; the sum thus raised to

harden before it can be safely placed in be laid out under the direction of the the building, but it gradually hardens with Committee, and with the advice of emi. time, until it is in a complete state of nent artists. In case of a sufficient petrifaction, perbaps much harder and amount being subscribed, they would

more durable than the ordinary quality of gladly extend their care to the preserva

quarry stone.

This sort of artificial stone tion of the house in which Shakspeare's

has come into general use at Brighton. father resided, in Henley-street, the pre

BELGRAVE INSTITUTION. sumed birth-place of Shakspeare; and to The sessional meetings were closed the house still remaining at Shottery near this day, June 30th, when Dr. Birkbeck Stratford, which was the residence of delivered an interesting lecture on elasti

ences.

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