Page images
PDF
EPUB

an excellent earnest of the ability and and calculated to produce e effcct injudgment with which the whole will be tended. conducted, will bę voluminous and ex

The Moonlight Sonner. The Words from Mrs. pensive; but will, we doubt not, highly Radcliff's Romance of ibe Forest, as it was gratify the lovers of Handel's mutic, and fung at the King's Tbeatre, Haymarket, and well ieward the liberal and enterprizing at the Music Room, Oxford. The Mufic com. fpirit of the publithers.

posed and arranged, witb an Accumpaniment Three Duets for Tivo Violoncellos. Composed

for the Piano-forte, by T. Ejjex. Bac. Mufi

Oxon. 2s. and dedicated to Frederic Perkins, Ejq. by Tborias Powell. 8s.

This fonnet is comprized in three moveMr. Powell bas written thesc duets of the words, and by no means destitute

ments judiciously varying with the sense with tafle and science; the ideas are melodious, and the combinations judicious, companiment is busy and ingenious, and

either of melody or expression. The acwhile the several inovenients are contrait- the bass in general well chofen. ed with a propriety that greatly heightens the eifect of each. The rondos with

Let Sorrow seek ber native Night," a favowhich the picces conclude are novel and

vorite Duet for two Voices. The Words by pleating in their fuljects, and evince a

Peter Pindar, Eja. Composed and dedicated lively and fertile fancy.

to bis Friend, Mr. Edmund Phelps, by Sir

7. A. Stevenson, Muf. Doc. 1s. 6d. " Britoris, 10 Arms," a Glee for four Voices. The taste and graceful ease of this duet

Composed by J. P. Solomon. 2s. 60. please us exceedingly. The melody is Mr. Sulomon has thrown into the music felicitoully imagiired, and the parts play of this glee no small portion of that ani- into each other with an effect that much mation and fire so requisite to the just ex- delight every cultivated ear. Dr. Wolcott preslion of the words he has chofen. A

has been so happy in his poetry as to uniforin fpirit and boldnels pervade the make it difficult for us to say which of the style of the composition, while the dispo- two muses has been noft indebted to the fition of the parts claims the commenda- other. tion of every found harmonist.

Dr. Warts's Divine and Moral Songs. Come The much-admired Overture to Adrian and Or.

posed and dedicated to Master Horacio Goodbe.

bere, by Thomas Forbes Walmeficy. 6s. rite, es performed at the Tbeatre Royal, Covent Garden. Composed and dedicated to

The case and fimplicity of these little Tbomas Atwood, Ek by W. Ruffell. 2s.

melodies are well adapted to the style of

the poetry. Most of the pallages are naThis overture does credit to Mr. Ruf- tural and attractive, and some of them sell's taste and ingenuity. The pallages, not without a degree of sweetness. Aụ though not remarkably original, are pleas- accompaniment for the piano-forte is admgly conceived, and well connected; and ded to the work, which, though it conthe effect of the whole is both drainatic afts of little more than a repetition of the

notes of the airs, will be found very use"Trg me, o God," an Anobem for four Voices. ful to the juvenile practitioner. Composed and respectfully dedicated 10 C. F.

Six Sonatinos for tbe Piano-forte. Composed and Baumgarten, Ejq. by bis Pupil 7. H. Lef- dedicated to the Right Hon. Lady Louisa fier. 13. 60.

At berley, by D. Bruquier. 55. 6d. This anthem, the words of which are With the easy and unaffected style of taken from the 139th psalm, is comprized these little pieces we are much pleasure in one movement, and is accompanied An agreeable flowing cast of inelody, with a piano-forte part. After looking every where well disposed for the juve ramately into the score, we find ourselves nile hand, and calculated for its improveauthorized to say that the general con- ment, forms one of the chief charncteriffruction is good, and that the bafs, in some tics of the work, and will trongly recomplaces fufceptible of improvement, is yet mend it to the attention of piano-forte for the molt part, chofea sith judgment, practitioners.

and striking.

[blocks in formation]

VARIETIES, LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL,

Including Notices of Works in Hand, Domestic and Forcign.
Authentic Communications for this Article will always be thankfully received.

been adopted by the booksellers of will will success to deligns of this kind; London, becaule it does not appear that but, at a time when the high price of inore than twenty or thirty works would books is a serious evil, it would appear warrant the expence of being cait in folid to be fuperfluous to print quarto editions pages; consequently the cost of the pre- of works which are only valunble as liminary arrangements would greatly'ex- books of record. Should the ottavo ceed the advantages to be attained.' On Perth edition not proceed, we undera calculation, it has appeared to be less stand it to be the intention of other expensive to keep certain works ftanding London booksellers to print an uniform in moveable types, in which fuccellive octavo edition in periodical volumes of editions can be improved to any degree, all the early historians and chroniclers, than to provide the means for caiting the under the superintendance of an eminent same works in folid pages, which after- antiquary. wards admits of little or no revition. As The public at large are acquainted the extra expence of stereotyping is in with the atrocious capture, fórtanate all works equal to the expence of paper efcape, and extraordinary fight, of Mrs. for 750 copies, it is obvious that this Spencer Smith, froia Brescia, in Italy, art is not applicable to new books, the to Riga, in Pruflia. A narrative of all sale of which camuot be ascertained. the particulars will be published in a Although these considerations have in- few days by the Marquis De Salvo, duced the publisers of London not to a Sicilian nobleman, to whose inagnas prefer this art in their respective busi- nimity Mrs. Smith was indebted for her neffes, yet it has been adopted by the escape, and to whose heroic spirit may Universities of Cambridge and Oxford; be attributed the success of her light, and from the former some very beautiful The marquis accompanied ber to Eng. editions of Common Prayer Books have land, and he has been induced to favour iffued to the public; probably the art of the world with this publication, at the stereotyping applies with greater advan- particular request of several great pertage to ttaple works of such great and fonages. constant sale, as prayer-books and bibles, The Rev. JAMES CORDIxer, chaplain than to any other.

to the Hon. F. North during his guvernThe improvements introduced by ment of Ceylon, is about to publith a LORD STANHOPE, in the construction of Tour round that Inand, a Journey to RaPrinting-preffes, have been applied to misferam, and a Narrative of the late War the greater part of the working presses of with the king of Candy. It will confift the metropolis. Other improvements of two quarto volumes, embellished with have lately been developed in the art of twenty-four engrayinys. printing, the introduction of which into The Proprietors of Jubnson's Poets are practice we shall gladly announce; one printing a new edition of that work in of them relates to a more simple inethod twelve volumes, royal octavo, with addiof working presses, by which the number tions. of pressmen would be considerably dimi- Mr. Joseph Nicotixgalt is preaished, and the other to a superior paring for publicatiou au Impartial l'iew method of casting types.

of the Origin, Progress, Doctrines, DisCertain of the booksellers of London, ciplive, and singular Cuftoms, of the have undertaken to publish a splendid Wesleyan Methodilis, in a series of and coftly edition of theChronicles of Hol- Letters addressed to a Lady. It is in LINSHEAD, which they intend to follow tended that this work shall contain fe by firnilar editions of others of the early veral interesting particulars rclative to chroniclers. It will be remembered that the divisions which have taken place an octavo edition of Hollinshead has among the methodifts, fince the death of lately appeared at Perth, where we un- Mr. Wetley. derstand it is intended to print octavo MESSRS. CLEMENTI propose to pube aud cheap editions of all the interest- lids by subscription, the Canzonets und

Madrigals

11

Madrigals of Thomas Morley, Mus. Bac, clearing up fome doubtfut points in the Oxon. 1588. The work to contain in Zoology of Great Britain, he last spring one volume twenty canzonets, for three made a voyage to all the northern ines, voices, and twenty madrigals for four comprehending the Orcades, Shetland, voices, carefully arranged from several Fair Idle, and Fulda, and remained amongst manuscript copies of established authority; them during the greatett part of the year A concite account of Morley's life will employed in the investigation of their

MAJORE GENERAL"Grant, Viscount agriculture and stilleries, political imDe l'aux, has announced the Discovery portance, manners, customs, condition, of the Longitude, founded on the laws pait and present flate, &c. &c.;-a general of gravitation, on mathematics, and and particular account of which, will astronomy. His means are a new ina- shortly be given to the public, accomthematical instrument, which will fhew panied by inaps and numerous engrarthe ship's rate of sailing exactly and con- ings; containing the fullest and comtinually, inhead of half a minute, as by pletest defcription that has yet been the prefent precarious log. Other inftru- published of those remote and bitherto ments and means, connected with the neglected regions. firit, which will thew and keep a con- Sir George STAUNTON, son of the itant account-10. of the rate of the secretary who accompanied Lord Mathip: 2dly, of her latitude: 3dly, of every cartney to China, relides alternately at degree, minute, and second of longitude, Canton and Macao. He has translated in direct or oblique failing.

into the Chinese language a work on Mr. TWELWALL intends to commence Vaccination. a Course of popular Lectures, on Mon- It is proposed to publish by subscripday, the 6th of April, at his Inftitution tion a print from a beautiful cabinetfor the Cultivation of English Elocution, picture of the Procetion of Chaucer's No. 40, Bedford-place, Rutiell-square, Pilgrims to Canterbury, painted by Mr. Bloomsbury, on the dramatic genius and Srothand, and to be engraved in line principal characters of Shakespeare, and manner by Mr. William BROMLEY. on the merits and defects of the respec- We have inuch fatisfaction in being tive performers, wño, during the last able to state that, that able artist, Mr. thirty years have attempted to support Bewick, of Newcattle-upon-'l vne, who those characters. The course will em- bas fo highly gratified the public by his brace an ample difquisition of the laws Graphic Delineations of the animated and principles of the dramatic art, both World, is at this time engaged on a series as relating to poetical composition and of engravings of British Vegetables use theatrical representation; and will be ful in dict, medicine, and the arts. The illustrated by recitations of the most letter press of the work to be uritten by celebrated speeches and foliloquies, and that industrious and zealous botanilt Di. particular criticisms on Garrick, Reddith, R. J. THornton. Two editions will apHenderson, Smith, Cooke, Kemble, Mun- pear in royal and demy octavo, corden, Ellifton, Maiter Betty, Mrs. Yates, Mrs. responding with the Quadrupeds, Birds, Siddons, Miss Smith, Mrs. Jordan, &c. and Fithes, of Mr. Bewick; and the Dr. Reid will commence his Summer typography will be executed in the best Course of Lectures on the Theory and style, by one of the new Stanhope Practice of Medicine, on Wednesday, prelles. the 6th of May.

Mr. Burxet, who has gratified the The fummer course of Dr. Badhan's public with the Account of the Prefent Lectures on the Practice of Physic, Che- State of Poland, which has enriched lemistry, and Materia Medica, will be veral late numbers of the Monthly Macommenced on Monday, the 4th of May. gazine, has nearly completed a series of

Mr. D. Walker invites the friends specimens of English Profe Writers from of agriculture, &c. to inspect a new the earliest times, to the close of the Threlling Machine, which he has just feventeenth century, interspersed with erected at Stevenson's Manufactury, War- sketches biographical, literary, and cridaur-fitreet, Soho, which is both cheap tical. zod effettual

The publisher of Dr. GREGORY's new Dr. CHARLES FOTTERGILL is now Cyclopædia, and of MARSHALL's Life of engaged in preparing a work for the Washington, announces an advance of prels, which can scarcely fail to excite price in the parts and volumes of thiofe very general intereft. With a view of works after the 1st of May; warmnated

by by their extenfion beyond the quantity the Mangrove Bark.- Forty pound of originally proposed. The coinpletion of bark is infused iq one hundred gallons of Dr. Gregory's Cyclopædia within the rain-water, which, after standing about period of a year, deserves to be recorded forty hours, is exposed to the sun until as a phænomenou in literature. Other the liquid is concentrated by evaporation works, not fuperior in ufetul bulk, have to the counftence of treacle, and then been as many years as this was months reducod by boiling to eight gallons, when in progress, and will probably not be it has the appearance of pitch. completed in the life time of those who MR. BUNING, of Beitalt, has anhave been their purchasers !

nounced, that shortly will be published, The ninth edition of Mr. 'SURR's the second part of the Collection of the Winter in London, and the fourth of Ancient Music of Irtland. Mifs Owenson's Wild Irith Girl, are Au algebraical proof of Sir Isaac News in the preis.

ton's Binomial Tlieorem, which has been A very interefting work, by a member hitherto a defideratum in mathematics, of the University of Oxford, will speedily has been lately discovered by FRANCIS appear in three volumes, under the title BURKE, A. B. a Student in the Univerof Oxoniana," contisting of anecdotes fity of Dublin. The discovery has been and facis relative to the colleges, libra- honoured with a distinguished premiusa ries, and establifuneuts, of Oxtord; with from the board of Trinity College. extracts from, and accounts of, the curi- MR. P. BROWNE is engaged in an ous unpublished manuscripts with which Account and Description of the Cathethat university abounds; accounts of dral Church of the Holy Trinity, and 115 celebrated members, profesors, &c. fo Precincts, Norwich. as to comprise a history of the rise and About the middle of April will appear, progress of that ancient seat of Icarning. in two volumes, small octavo, a legendary

MR. STOWER has in the press, and tale, entitled “Reading Abbey,” by Me. will speedily publish, a new edition of the T. GLEED. Printers' Grainmar, which will contain Mr. Bicueno has in the press, a lethe improvements of the latt fifty years in cond edition of his Restoration of the the theory and practice of printing; also Jews, to which he has pretixed a brief many useful tables and scales of prices History of that singular People. lle is never before published.

also about to publish a Supplement to A Sketch of the Black Empire of Hayti, his Signs of the Timnes, with an Answer to from communications with the seat of its Mr. Faber's Objections in the second present government, will soon appear in edition of his “ Differtations on the Proan octavo volume.

phecies." The trufiees of the Linen Manufacture, Mr. Bouxen, of Greenwich, las put have voted the sum of one hundred to press a work of incredible labour, guineas tu MR. JOSEPH HARDY, of Bel- which embraces, in alphabetical order, fast, for his invention of a machine, for the most general idiomatical expreslions the better and more cafy measurement of six languages, viz. Englidhı, German, of linen cloth.

Latin, Spanith, French, and Italiau; exo The Biographical Index to the prçfent hibiting, at one view in their respective House of Commons, will be published in columns, the synonymous phrales, or the course of a few days. It contains: fentences, in cach. -1. A dissertation on the antiquity, MR. CUSTANCE, of Kidderminster, diguity, and utility of parliainents. 2. is preparing for the press a Concise, An account of the lives, characters, aud View of the Contıution and Laws of pursuits, of all the members of the House England. of Commons, arranged in alphabetical Proposals hare bcen published, for order ;-And's. An appendix, including publithing by fubscription, an Archilitts of the divisions that bave takej tectural and Scientific Investigation of place since the meeting of the new par- the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Lanliament, of the constitutions of all the don; illulirated by plans, elevations, counties, cities, and boroughs, in the sections, and parts at larve, from actual kingdom. The whole exhibits at one measurements; with an essay on the life, view, the history both of parties and writings, and dehgns, of Sir Chriftopher individuals, and includes a description Wren, by Me.. JAMES Elves, architect. of the virtues, the talents, and the elo- MR. GIFFORD's edition of Ben Junson quence, of a large portion of the ein pire. is ready for the press; he bas been adha.

An excellent tanning principle has ed greatly by fome manuscripts of the been discovered by Dr. Howison, in late Mr. Walley.

Tho

ventor,

The Rev. Thomas KIDD, of Trinity fand and common clay, and place the College, Cambridge, proposes to publish bowl in a tire between the bars of a a new edition of the Iliad and Ollylley; grate, so that the pipe may stand nearly of which, in the Iliad, the Townleian perpendicular. In a few minutes, if the Codex, aided by the Marcian MSS, lutiug is good, the gas will begin to and a faithful collation of the Harleian escape from the orifice of the pipe, when, copies, will forin the ground-work. It if a piece of lighted paper or a candle be is intended, at present, to infert the applied, it will take fire and burn for Digamma in the text, on the authority feveral minutes with an intense light. of the great Bentley, whose unpublished When the light goes out, a reliduuin of papers upon the Iliad and Odyssey will, ueful products will be found in the bowl. through the kind periniffion of Trinity How far this principle may be extended College, Cambridge, contribute to eri in producing light and beat for general luence the value of this edition. The purposes, we do not take upon us to de body of variations from the Vienna, termine. The splendid expectations of Bretlaw, and Mofchow, MSS. as publish Mr. Winsor may be candidly conceded ed by Profeffors Alter and Heyne, as to the enthusiasın of an original inwell as those gleaned by a re-examination of the MSS. confulted by Barnes,

Various tells have been used to ascerwill be clailed according to their respec- tain the existence of licharge in wine. tive merits under the text, and incor- A new and improved test for this imporporated with an accurate collation of tant purpofc may be made as follows: the first second Aldine, first Stratzburgh, Take a patte of fulphur and iron firioys, and Roman editions; the peculiarities put it into a phial, and pour on it a finali alfo of the venerable document dispersed quantity of sulphuric acid. Pats the through IL. Steph. Thesaurus Ling. Gr. gas which will arife througti a bent tube, will be specified in their proper places into a bottic of water, which thus in. The text of the Iliad, with the variations, pregnated, will forin the delired teft. will be given in two volunes, octavo. When poured into wine which contains A supplement in the Villoifonian Scholia, litlarge, it will render it black and from the Townleian and Harleian trans takey, and occafion a considerable preferipts, with short notes, tball form the cipitation. third volume; and a fourth volume will Several years since, we announced a contain the text to the Odyssey, with pleating invention, by means of which various lections, to be introduced by iinpreilion night be taken on paper, from fac-similes of the characters and descrip- deligus made on itone. As the practice tious of the respective MSS. engaged in of this art is at once amuting and useful, the service of the text; to which will we shall delcribe it to our readers. The fucceed a finall volume of Scholia, chiefly stone thould be close-grained, and the frota MSS. with short notes, a differta drawing or writing fhould be made with tion upon the genuiveness of Od. 1, a a pen dipped in ink forined of a folution collation of the pp. of Ed. Rom. and of lae in leys of pure foda, to which Bas. of Eustatius, with the omillions fhould be added fôme foap and larapof the latter: and application of the Di- black for colouring. Leave it to harden gamma to the remains of Heliod, for a few days; then take imprellions

A Latin poet on the Battle of Tra- in the following manner: dip the furface falgar, with an Englidla profe tranllation, in water, then dab it with printers' ink will be published early in this month. and printers' balls; the ink'iticks to the

The Works of Sallutt, tranflated by the design and not to the stone, and the imInte ARTHUR MURPHY, Esq. are about to pretlion may be taken with wet paper, be re-published.

by ineans of a rolling or crew prefs, in Those who have heard at a distance the ordinary manner. Several hundred of the gas liglate produced from the car copies may be taken from the fame debonization of coals, and who have not fign, in this fimple manner. been able to see the experiments of DR. Howesox has also communicated Mr. Wixsor and others, may anule a discovery for printing cotton cloth of a theinfelves with the following experi- black colour. Take Malacca nuts, which ment on a small scale. -Take an or are sold in Bengal at two thillings per dinary tobecco pipe and nearly fill the cit. boil them in water in close earthen lond with finall coals; aid ftop the vessels with the leaves of the tree; durs mouth of the bowl with any suitable ing the boiling a whitith fnbliance, formed Lupiny, w pipe-clay, or a mixture of from the inucilage and oil of the nuts

« PreviousContinue »