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is dressed in green, with an oil-skin cap and a I ever saw in nature, something between Byron reb bow (the colours of his party). The gentle- || and Buonaparte ; it was affecting to see his pale man who actually filled this character is, I have determined face and athletic form amongst the heard, a man of considerable fortune in Ireland ; laughing afflicted, without a smile ! without an from the speeches he made, he evidently believed emotion ! Indifferent to the humour about him, himself going to the House of Commons, as contemptuously above joining in the burlesque, much as ever did Mr. Canning or Mr. Hob he seemed, like a fallen angel, meditating on the house. Right opposite, attired in the quilt of absurdities of humanity ! his bed, and in a yellow turban, is the other
Care member, (candidate] a gentleman who actually
Sat on his faded cheek, but under brows sat in the House two years, and who, by his
Of dauntless courage, and considerate pride, experience in the finesse of elections, was the
Waiting revenge; cruel his eye, but cast moving spring in all the proceedings of this.
Signs of remorse and passion.'-Milton. His face expresses sarcastic mischief-he is pointing, without looking at his opponent, with “ In the picture I have made him sit at ease, a sneer!
Between the Lord High Sheriff, and with a companion, while Champagne bottles, a the candidate in a quilt, is the Lord Mayor, || dice box, dice, cards, a racket bat and ball on the with the solemn gravity becoming his office; he || ground, announce his present habits. holds a white wand with a blue and yellow bow, “ Leaning on him, and half terrified at the and a sash of the same colours he was a third || mock threats of the little red-nosed head concandidate. The colours of the first member I
stable with a mace, is an interesting girl attached have made red, of the one in a quilt blue, and to him in his reverses ; and over his head, clingthe Lord Mayor's colours blue and yellow.
ing to the top of the pump, is an elector in“ Immediately below, in a white jacket, is toxicated and huzzaing! the head poll clerk, with quizzing humour, “ The third and last group is composed of a swearing in the three burgesses before they are good family in affliction. The wife, devoted, allowed to vote, and holding up his finger, as melting, clinging to her husband! The eldest much as to say, speak the truth. The three | boy, with the gaiety of a child, is cheering the voters are holding a bit of deal; the first a dandy voters ; behind is the old nurse sobbing over the of first fashion just imprisoned, with a fifty || baby, five weeks (rather three months old ; guinea pipe in his right hand, a diamond ring on while the husband, virtuous and in trouble, is his finger, dressed in a yellow silk dressing-|| contemplating the merry electors with pity and gown, velvet cap, and red Morocco slippers ; on pain. The father and mother are in mourning his left stands an exquisite, who has been im for the loss of their second boy, for troubles prisoned three years, smoking a three-penny never come in single files, but whole battalions ;” cigar, with a hole at his elbow, and his toes on in his hand he holds a paper, on it—“ Debt the ground; and the third is one of those cha £26. 10s. paid costs £157. 14s. unpaid. racters of middle age and careless dissipation, || Treachery, Squeeze and Co., Thieves' Inn.' visible in all scenes of this description, dressed in “ Behind this family, is a group of electors a blue jacket and green cap.
with flags aud trumpets, and all the bustle of an “ Between the dandy in yellow and the short election. On one flag, is · The Liberty of the red-nosed man, dressed in the red curtain of his Subject;' on the other, No Bailiffs ;' while the bed, with a mace, and within the hustings, is spiked wall and state house finish this end. The another poll clerk, entering in a book the names opposite end is the commencement of the prison, of the electors. Above the clerk is the Assessor, each window marking a separate apartment, and suppressing a laugh, and behind the member, || under a red striped blind are a party of electors, [candidate) in a quilt, is a man sticking in a listening to a speech before marching up. pipe, as an additional ornament to the member's “An old fat fellow, between the head conperson.
stable and the young girl, is laughing at his “ These characters form the principal group; mock severity ; while two fellows, arm in arm, the second group is on the right, and on the left behind, and a bill of exchange of the Hon. Henry is the third, while the prison wall and prison || Lawless lies on the ground, at 999 years' date, form the back ground.
to Mr. Cabbage, tailor, of Bond Street, for “ In the right hand group, sipping claret, sits £1562. 14s. 7d., for value received, complete the a man of family and a soldier, who distinguished composition." himself in Spain ; he was imprisoned in early By his friends, Mr. Haydon's name has been life for running away with a ward in chancery ; | somewhat injudiciously associated with the embarrassment followed, and nine years of con names of Hogarth and Wilkie. The picture, finement have rendered him reckless and melan- | however, possesses great merit, much originality, choly; he has one of the most tremendous heads much force and spirit. It strikes is, that at No. 38.-Vol. VII.
Somerset House it would, without reference to its scopes, for the improved principle of which the local interest, attract its full share of attention ; || public are indebted to the scientific skill of Dr. and we doubt not that when the fact of its having Goring, are calculated for viewing the more been painted from actual and immediate obser minute objects ; a purpose for which they are far vation, and the knowledge that the principal || beyond any other, in enabling the observer to figures are portraits of (to many) well-known see, with distinctness, objects either ill-defined characters, shall be taken into consideration, its or altogether invisible with the best compound interest will be greatly heightened in the eye of microscopes hitherto constructed. Great imthe public. Nor should it be lost sight of that provements have been made in the eight-feet the picture was produced and is now exhibiting | microscopes; and another refiecting megalafor the express purpose of liquidating the de- scope has been introduced for the largest objects. mands of Mr. Haydon's creditors, and, conse For the evening exhibition, and a most delightquently, of enabling him to proceed in future as ful one it is, light from gas has most effectively a free and unembarrassed man.
been substituted for that from lamps. The drawing, the grouping, and the general Amongst the new objects we more particularly composition of the picture are highly creditable notice the following :- The Phalinea Atlas, or to the artist's talent : he has displayed also con Atlas moth, a beautiful and splendid insect, the siderable humour, and much variety and dis largest, with one exception, of the lepidoptera tinctiveness of character. With the colouring order. The cynips rosa, or gall fly, of which we are not so well satisfied : it is too vivid ; the here is a beautiful pair. Equally curious, though lights are too glaring; and it is greatly deficient less brilliant, are the small bones of the ear, lent in harmony. Although the style is new to Mr. | by Mr. Curtis, his Majesty's surgeon aurist. Ilaydon, it bears evident traces of his accustomed These little bones, four in number, and contained
within the cavity of the tympanum, or drum of Around the room are hung the original the ear, to assist in communicating the vibration sketches from nature of most of the principal of that membrane to the auditory nerve, are as figures. There is also a sketch of Eucley, a sub- follow :-Malleus, or the Hammer; Incus, or ject upon which Mr. Haydon has been long em. the Anvil ; os orbiculare, a little round bone ployed.
attached to the Anvil ; Stapes, the Stirrup. As we never love to omit the opportunity to Of the objects formerly shewn, and still very give publicity to any hint that may tend to pro- || properly retained under all changes, the diamond mote the interest of the Fine Arts, we gladly || beetle is worthy of an exhibition by itself. transcribe the following suggestion from Mr. Mr. Carpenter's descriptive catalogue is, as we Haydon's pamphlet :
before observed, drawn up according to the Lin. “ The first great step towards affording them næan system. To every admirer of the wonderful protection, would be the establishment of pro
works of nature—and who can see without ad. fessorships of painting, sculpture, and architec- || miring them ?-We earnestly recommend a visit ture, at Oxford and Cambridge. The second, a
to the Microcosm. system of annual expenditure by public vote, under the direction of a committee of the house,
ZOOLOGICAL MUSEUM. who, in one fortnight, would get all the requisite
To our young friends, in particular, we also information, as the committee for the Elgin mar advise a visit to a collection of preserved beasts, bles did ; and the next, the employment of the birds, reptiles, insects, shells, plants, &c., now on more distinguished artists to adorn the House of show at the Egyptian Hall, in Piccadilly. The Lords, and other public buildings, with subjects || greatest object of curiosity is a fine specimen of becoming the dignity of the places. Very shortly, | the hippopotamus. Besides the stuffed animals, native artists would be wanted in the great towns, there are numerous skeletons of beasts, birds, &c. for the different public buildings, for which local
the variety is increased by some models of the subjects might be chosen, interesting and re
Bushmen of the Cape of Good Hope—some of markable in the history of the county or particu- ll their weapons and utensils-many articles of fur
niture from Japan—some fine mandarins, beautiful vases, &c., the greater part of which, if not
the whole, are upon sale. SINCE the autumn, when we last visited Mr. Carpenter's truly-elegant, gratifying, and instructive exhibition in Regent Street, great
FINE ARTS' PUBLICATIONS, &c. changes and improvements have been eifected. Artificial Memory._An exceedingly hand. Two microscopes have been added; one of them some publication, in royal quarto, has just apconstructed with an achromatic object lens, the pearcd, the object of which, and, to a certain exother with a set of reflectors. These micro
ture, will be best understood by a peru
sal of its very copious title-page :-“ Historical | afterwards be found almost impossible, when Tablets and Medallions, illustrative of an Im- reviewing the several parts and subdivisions of proved System of Artificial Memory, for the this Cabinet, or Key, not to associate the medal, more Easy Remembrance of Remarkable Events together with its inscription previously annexed and Dates, exhibiting, in a Series of Tinted to each particular Square.”_Unless we could Engravings (including more than one hundred transfer some of the tinted plates to our own Medallic Portraits), a Connected Outline of His- | pages, we should fail in the attempt to convey to torical and Biographical Chronology, the Com- the reader any clearer idea of the character of this plete Succession of all the Roman Emperors, and production, a production which we recommend of the Sovereigns of England and France, down to the notice of students in history, and of those to the Present Time ; together with an Appro- who may be engaged in the education of youth. priate Introduction, Appendix, and Vocabulary ; Antiquities of Normandy.—“ Pugin and Le designed and arranged by John Henry Todd.” | Keux's specimens of the Architectural Anti
The two most important systems of artificial quities of Normandy; the subjects selected, memory that have ever appeared are those of Dr. | measured, and drawn, by Augustus Pugin, ArGrey and Von Feinagle. The latter was found-chitect, &c.; engraved by John and Henry Le ed on the local memory of the ancients, aided by | Keux ; the Literary part by John Britton, & somewhat complex machinery of symbols or F.S.A.,” is now complete, as far as the graphical pictorial emblems ; with the addition of a table || portion of the work is concerned, in four parts, of numerical consonants, for the formation of royal quarto ; but we regret to find that, in conmnemonical words. In conformity with Fein- sequence of a lamentable accident which occurred agle's System, a college or establishment for to Mr. Britton last autumn, it has been necessary education, upon an extensive scale, was formed to postpone the letter-press descriptions and illusin Dublin ; but, of its progress, or of its ex trations. It is well known that the remains of istence, we have not heard for some years. On | Gothic architecture in Normandy are amongst the other hand, Dr. Grey's well-known Memoria the finest in the world ; consequently, in proporTechnica still keeps its ground. In Mr. Todd's tion to the beauty and fidelity with which our volume, as far as the recollection of dates is con artists have transferred their representations to cerned, Dr. Grey's key and general principles copper, is the weight of our obligation to them have been adopted ; and, to the selections from enhanced. The work before us, embracing no the Memorica Technica, has been united an im- || fewer than eighty engravings in outline, is one proved system of local memory, rendered as of the first of its class. Amongst them we have simple as possible, and elucidated by suitable ex been particularly struck by the following subjects, planations. The theory, as described by Mr. and by the successful mode in which they have Todd, is simply this :--Instead of a large room been treated : the Interior of Bayeux Cathedral or building, which “ was formerly made use of |—the Church of St. Ouen, at Rouen—the Cirfor this purpose, there is a CABINET, or Asso. cular Window of the same church—the Tower CIATING KEY, consisting of nine distinct and Spire of St. Peter's Church, at Caen-View Parts, arranged and disposed in order. Each of Caen, through an arch of the church of the of these Parts, or Tablets (as they are after. Grande Maladierie Perspective Views, Exterior wards called), is distinguished by its peculiar and Interior, of L'Abbaye aux Dames and colour, and subdivided into twelve equal Squares, || L'Abbaye aux Hommes the Little Church at or compartments, the whole of which are num Than, near Caen-the Château Fontaine de bered in consecutive order. Frequently repeat || Henri, near Caen-the Palais de Justice, at these, and revolve them in your thoughts, till Rouen, &c.—This is indeed one of the publicayou have obtained such an accurate knowledge | tions that reflect honour not only upon the artists, of their relative situations, as to be enabled to but upon the age in which the artists live. run them over one after another without hesita Portrait of Mr. Burnel.-One of the most tion, and in any order that may be necessary. brilliant little specimens of the graphic art that Impress them, by these means, so strongly upon we have long seen, is a portrait of Mr. John the memory, that every part, and every single || Burnet, the author of Practical Hints on Paintsquare in each part, may be perfectly familiar to ing, and of other valuable works connected with
the mind's eye,' even long after the engraving | the study and practice of the Fine Arts. The is removed. These compartments are intended, engraving is by Mr. Charles Fox, from a very tasteas the subsequent plates will exemplify, for the ful and effective drawing by Mr. S. P. Denning. reception of one or more series of medals, pro The likeness is very faithful and spirited ; and, perly arranged, commemorating a regular suc in every respect, the execution is satisfactory. cession of events, the names of sovereigns, or Lodge's Portraits._Part XXIX. of this inother historical subjects you may wish to remem. valuable assemblage of national portraits, which ber, with the date of each attached. And it will we are so frequently called upon to notice, pre
sents, in its accustomed style of excellence, the tinted by Giller, the very clever young artist who following subjects: -- · Archbishop Parker ; so beautifully executed the engraving of lady Henry Somerset, Marquess of Worcester ; Elizabeth Stuart's portrait in the preceding Monk, Duke of Albemarle ; - Edward Mon volume (page 185) of La BELLE ASSEMBLEE. tague, Earl of Sandwich—and William Feild
Captain Cook.—Sir Joshua Reynolds's por. ing, Earl of Denbigh.
trait of Cook, the great circumnavigator, belongAscent of Elijah.—The style, perhaps it may ing to a gentleman of the name of Hawkins, has be termed manner, of this composition, enables just been very ably lithographed by Mr. Albert us instantly to recognise the vigorous and sub Hoftay. It is, with much propriety, dedicated lime pencil of Martin. The engraving is also by to His Royal Highness, the Duke of Clarence, Martin, who seems most capable of rendering as Lord High Admiral of England. full justice to his own commanding powers.
Turner's England and Wales.—The third Christ Tempted.- This is another production || portion of Mr. Turner’s England and Wales, inof Martin's, equally beautiful, equally grand in ferior, in no respect to its predecessors,* contains conception and execution.
the following subjects :- 1. Barnard Castle, DurMonkeyana. — Excessive drollery and very
ham, R. Wallis ;— 2. Saltash, W. R. Smith ; striking humour characterise the designs and
-3. Aldborough, E. Goodall ;–4. Orford, R. etchings of the first Part of T. Landseer's Mon
Brandard. keyana, or Men in Miniature. Here we have John Gilpin.-A cheap and amusing present monkeys as Paul Pry, a politician reading a for young folk offers itself in a new edition of this newspaper, a pedagogue preparing to whip one ever popular poem, illustrated by six spirited of his pupils, and two jockies gallopping an ass. wood-cuts, from the inventive and humorous It is hardly possible to inspect these delineations | pencil of George Cruikshank. without falling into a fit—of laughter !
The Larder.—Stevens's painting of the Lar # Vide LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE, vol. vi. der is here most faithfully and spiritedly mezzo
Literary and Scientific Intelligence.
PATRONISED by His Majesty, a plan is in active prize of the French Academy, on the subject of progress for translating and publishing such in Craniology, is Dr. Vimon, a physician of Caen, teresting and valuable works on Eastern history, who has sent in casts, in wax, of more than science, and the Belles Lettres, as are still in 2,000 skulls of human beings, quadrupeds, and MS. in the libraries of the Universities, the birds, with numerous drawings, accompanied British Museum, and the East India House, by remarks. and in other collections in Asia and Africa, as The remains of a fine Roman villa have been well as in Europe. Subscriptions, to the amount
recently discovered near Kelpstone, between of £.800 per annum, have already been re Stamford and Peterborough. ceived.
M. Riffaud has returned to France with a The Translating Committee of the Royal | large and very valuable collection of statues, Asiatic Society is expected soon to superintend || drawings of subjects of natural history, botany, the translation of an Arabic History of the Bar and architecture, relating to Egypt. bary States.
The remains of an ancient castle have lately On the 15th of December, was opened at been discovered near the town of Sympheropol Paris, the New Museum, called by the name in the Crimea ; from the ruins of which have of Charles the Tenth. Devoted to Egyptian been dug various bas relievos, with Greek inand Grecian antiquities, it occupies all the halls, || scriptions. nine in number, of the interior façade of the
The excavations at Herculaneum have been Louvre, which looks to the north.
some time discontinued, in consequence of the On the 31st of December, Mr. Conybeare,
expense attending their progress. of London, was elected by a very large majo
Dr. Chierenti, in America, professes to have rity, as a corresponding member, in the Sec
invented a mode for the effectual cure of asthma, tion of Geology, in the French Académie de
unless it proceed from organic alteration, by Science.
inflating the lungs copiously with atmospheric Mr. Loudon, and Colonel Wright, the travel air. He uses bellows; and thus, as he says, ler, have been admitted foreign members of the
not only prevents the fit, but eradicates the Horticultural Society of France.
disease. A drama, entitled Cromwell, by Victor Hugo,
It is an acknowledged fact, that no country was recently published at Paris.
in the universe is so nobly distinguished by the Amongst the candidates for the Physiological | number and extent of its charitable and bene
volent institutions as Britain. The London Elements of Geography, on a new plan, ilOrphan School, patronized by his late Royal lustrated with Cuts and Maps, by Ingram Highness the Duke of York, having been found Cobbin, A.M. inadequate to meet the numerous claims upon A new work on The Evidences of Natural its protection, a District Orphan School has
and Revealed Religion, by the late Rev. Dr. been formed for the Board, Clothing, and Edu Gerard. cation of Fatherless Children, or Destitute Orphans, from the age of seven to fourteen years.
Designs for Villas, on a moderate scale of The establishment is at Kingsland Green; and,
expense, adapted to the Vicinity of the Metroalthough it was commenced only in November
polis, or large towns, by T. G. Jackson. last, six children have been already placed upon
Letters of an Architect, from France, Italy, the foundation, and six more are to be elected
and Greece ; containing Observations on Anin the month of May next. The plan of the
cient and Modern Architecture, by Mr. Joseph institution has many peculiar advantages : a
Woods. subscription of one guinea per annum consti
The Omnipotence of the Deity; a Poem, by
Mr. R. Montgomery. tutes a Governor, and gives an immediate right of voting; and, to avoid the great labour and
The Beggar of the Seas; or, Belgium, in the
time of Duke Alba. expense of canvassing the whole of the subscribers, the voters are classed in districts, and
A Chronology of the Reigns of George III. a given number of children is elected by each
and IV., complete to Jan. 1, 1828; by W. J. district, in proportion to the number of its
Belsham, Esq. subscribers. Another point of great importance
Tales of the Talmud, by Dr. Maginn. is, that the benefits of the institution are ex
Sayings and Doings (third series) by Mr. tended throughout the kingdom : as soon as
Theodore Hook. twenty-four subscriptions are forwarded from
Tales of the West, by the Author of Letters
from the East, &c. any town or village, such town or village is constituted a district, and has the privilege of
By Mr. R. G. Ward, late Chargé d'Affaires returning its own candidates.
of his Britannic Majesty, in Mexico, a work The Thames Tunnel has again been over
entitled, Mexico in 1827; including a narraflowed by the bursting in of the river; notwith
tive of the author's residence in that country, standing which, as the work is more than half
the state of society there, proceedings and proscompleted, it is expected to be carried on.
pects of the mining companies, &c. A perfect specimen of that very curious ani
Longinus, a Tragedy, in five Acts. mal, the chlamyphorus truncatus, has lately
Moments of Loneliness; or, Tales, Sketches, been added to the collection of the Zoological || Essays, Reflections, &c., in prose and verse, Society. This creature bears an evident affinity || by Miss Sibella Elizabeth Hatfield. to the immense extinct animal of South Ame
Pelham ; or, the Life of a Gentleman. rica, described by Cuvier, under the name of
The Life and Travels of Jolin Ledyard. Megatherium.
Torpidiana, or an Inquiry into the Literary
Pretensions of the Officers and Members of the Works in the Press, &c.
Council of the Society of Antiquaries, from the
Year 1815, to the present time, including criThe Betrothed Lover, a Milanese Tale of tical remarks upon their works. the Seventeenth Century, from the Italian of Three Sermons, by Sir Walter Scott, are Alessandro Manzoni, 3 vols., post 8vo.
BIRTHS. - MARRIAGES.-DEATHS.
OF DAUGHTERS.—The lady of Viscount Anson.— The Right Hon. Viscountess Chetwynd. -The lady of T. T. Drake, Esq. M.P.-Lady Georgiana Nevil.—Lady Georgiana Wolff. The lady of Capt. J. Russell, M. P.-The lady of the Rev. G. M. Mesgrave.
At St. George's, Hanover Square, the Rev. T. Cooke, M. A., Vicar of Brigstock-with-Stanion, to Jane, eldest daughter of the late Hon. Charles Finch, and grand-daughter of the late Earl of Aylesford.
At Wexford, Wm. Kirke, Esq., to Ann, second daughter of the late, and sister of the present Sir J. W. White, Bart.
Thomas Stafford, Esq., of Longford, Cornwall, to Eliza, daughter of the Rev. John Still, Rector of Fonthill Gifford.
At Boulogne-sur-Mer, Captain Webb, R. N., to Emily, daughter of Rear Admiral Willoughby Lake, C. B.
F. T. B. Davies, Esq., of Chester Street, Grosvenor Square, to Mary Elizabeth, youngest daughter of H. P. Blencowe, Esq., of Thoby Priory, Essex.
John Abel, eldest son of John Smith, Esq., M. P., of Dale Park, Sussex, to Anne, widow of