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offered to the public, the romance of The indignant that the amazing energies which Cavalier is entitled to a place in the first our countrymen then displayed, should be rauk. It is a production of the Waverly employed in slaughter and destruction. The school, and is evidently the offspring of narrative contains many free reflections on no mean disciple. In character, incident, the conduct of those in command, and and style, it bears no distant affinity to the many curious anecdotes illustrative of a Jegends of the unknowo author; but it may soldier's life. The style is simple, and be easily distinguished from them by an sometimes singular; and, on the whole, occasional awkwardness and want of polish, the narrative appears to us to bear the from which the original is completely free. stamp of truth. The scene is laid in the time of the great We feel a pleasure in directing the attenrebellion; and the character of the hero, tion ofthe lovers of poetry to the second part Colonel Sydenbam, afterwards Lord Fal- of Poems for Youth, by a family circle. conridge, is touched witb a very spirited The reception given by the public to the first hand. The principal portrait of the adverse part of this work was veryflattering, and its faction, is taken from Jonatban Snell, a readers will not,we think, find any diminution paritan adventurer, and it is certainly of interest in the continuation now offered drawn with great power, though in some. to their notice. A considerable portion of what exaggerated proportions. We this delightful volume is occupied with a augur very considerable success to these pastoral masque, entitled Amaryllis ; and interesting volumes, which cannot be the remainder consists of smaller pieces, perused without impressing the reader from which we select, as an agreeable with a conviction that they are the fruit of pecimen, the following stanzas : an ingenious and superior mind.
I'll be a fairy, and drink the dew, We cannot speak, without feelings of a And creep thro' the honied flowers, mingled nature, of Mr. C. WEBB's little And sleep in the violet's tender blue; volume, entitled Summer, and other
And dance in the evening hours. Poems. We can praise, with great sin
My inusic sball be the soft low gales cerity, the poetical fancy and the love of
Which sigh thro'tbe dark green trees,
And beaveu's breath swell the gossamer sails nature which pervade all his compositions ; With wbich Isnim the breeze. and there is a tenderness and delicacy of
The glow-worm shall be my gentle light, thought in some of his smaller poems, which And a lily's cup iny bed; render them very pleasing. On the other
And I'll warm ine in the sweet moon-light,
And on fallen roses tread. hand, we have to complain of a want of correctness and good taste; and of an af
And ever fresh the grass shall grow
Around my mystic ring, fected quaintness of style and phraseology, And little murmurs, sweet and low, which, although it may for a while excite Shall answer when I sing. attention, cannot fail to be tiresome and And I will hold a fairy court, repulsive in the end. For this reason, his
And call each sluin bering lay, shorter poems are those which we like best.
And wild and gaily will we sport,
As the twilight lades away. On the whole, while we allow that Mr. W.'s
I'll be a fairy, and drink the dew, performances are not of such a nature as
And creep tbro' the honied flowers, to excite any high hopes of his future emi- And sleep in the violet's tender blue, nence, we are very sure that he by no means
And dance in the evening hours. deserves the contemptuous treatment which We believe it is generally understood he has received from some northern critics, that this little volume is the joint producwho are apt to estimate literary labour, by tion of several members of Mr. Roscoe's any thing but its intrinsic merit.
family. If any thing were wanting to convince
If a congregation of horrible ideas and the advocates of war of the horrors which phrases can lay claim to the title of poetry, attend such a system, we would recommend
there could not be two opinions about The to their perusal The Personal Narratire of Last Days of Herculaneum, by EDWIN a Private Soldier, who served in the Forty- ATHERSTONE. The author seems to have second Highlanders for Twelve Years dur- racked his imagination for the most revolting the late War. This little work has pro- ing and disgusting pictures, and to have bably made its appearance in consequence exhausted the language in seeking for apof the success which attended another pro- propriate phraseology. duction of the same kind, and which it
-"Oh! give me worde seems to us to equal in interest and origi. Spirits of horrors—from the tongues of bell; nality. The writer is represented to be a Such as the dained, to paint their agonies Scotchman, who entered into the army
And terrors, can alone invent." when young, and who encountered all the The whole work answers well to this indisastrous horrors of the Walcheren expe- vocation. Every successive page is loaded dition, and the accumulated dangers and with increasing horror, storm and rain; privations of the Peninsular war. The
-“ 'Ten thousand bolts miseries which the army suffered at this
Fall every instant." period seem almost incredible, and we feel With the general overthrow, the writer
mixes up incidents of the most horrid and improbable nature. We quote an example: Lackington's New General Catalogue of “ There stood within a square a bloody man,
Books, 2s. Who with bar'd arm was brandishing an axe ; Messrs. Clarke's Catalogue of Law and His fellows round laugh'd merrily to see How at a blow he had beat out the brains
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BOTANY. They lay upon the earth ; and he struck out The Elements of Physiological and SystemTheir brains and still the standers by laugh'd
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The British Botanist; or, a Familiar InSave the blood-spatter'd slayer.".
troduction to the Science of Botany, 15 plates Such scenes as these are neither awful nor 12mo 7s. Bd. plain, 10s. 64. coloured. affecting, but can only shock and sicken the reader. The whole poem is in the same The Medea of Euripides, literally translated spirit of exaggerated and overwrought into chaste English prose, with the Greek effect. The poem of Abradates and Pan- text of Porson, the metres, Greek order, Engthea, which follows, has more merit; and lish accentuation and notes ; by T. W. č. proves that the author possesses talents of Edwards, M.A. a very respectable order.
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW AND REGISTER OF THE FINE ARTS.
“ The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labour employed in it, or the mental pleasure produced by it."
Assassination of L. S. Dentatus,
it was almost a pity to cut it up by enpainted by B. R. Haydon. Drawn on
graving. For wood engravings in genethe wood and engraved by his pupil
, ral we have to say " it is on wood," or
6 it is well for wood,” “ it is spirited," WILLIAM HARVEY.
aud so on-but really this engraving is THIS THIS is not only one of the largest
so fine, so exquisitely drawn, both in (14} ins. by 11:) but altogether expression and anatomy, the textures the finest wood engraving that has ever of fur, metal, leather, flesh, hair, &c. appeared. The indefatigable and able are so wonderfully marked, that is engraver of this splendid work of art
fine art, and not engraving per se of was one of the most promising pupils any kind that we admire. The collecof the ingenious Bewick, of Newcastle- tor, the genuine lover of art, the veriupon Tyne, who has now been in London table amateur, will, we are sure, hasten some years practising his art, and
to procure fine impressions from this studying in the best schools in the me
unique work of art which · sets the tropolis. The art of wood engraving is British school of wood engraving above of ancient date, but the Germans were
in the world. the first who brought it to perfection. The Rabbit on the Wall, painted by Albert Durer, Schaufelien, Burgmair, DAVID WILKIE, Esq. R.A. and enand other able masters of the German graved by J. BURNETT. school, drew the designs upon the blocks A beautiful and effective print in the and left the cutting to the ordinary en- line manner of engraving, in Mr. Bur: gravers. So do most of the present day, nett's best manner, of his friend and except that the engravers seldom draw, countryman's well known picture of a but procure the designs to be drawn upon young man amusing some children with the wood for them. In this instance forming a shadow from his hands on Mr. Harvey made the drawing himself, the wall of the shape of a rabbit. The which was so fine that our only lec- admirers of Wilkie must be pleased in turer on this art, and one of the best line having this print to add to their portengravers of the day, said it was so good folios,