Imágenes de páginas

Review.-Annual Peerage.

63 discrepancy between the sectional title “ They are now enabled to present to the “ Biographical Index of Deaths for public descriptions of more than three thou1828," and the general title of the sand individuals, whom they have been the work, “for 1829,” we imagine the

first to introduce into their appropriate impropriety has been perceived, but places in a printed Peerage." its amendment prevented by the diffi- The novel and ingenious plan we culty to which we have alluded : but have endeavoured briefly to describe, still the proscription of certain deaths is undeniably, when once understood, for 1829 is so terrific, and when we so satisfactory and useful, the volumes find the persons already deceased, so are so elegant in their form, and the absord, that an alteration appears de- industry, research, information, and sirable even at the sacrifice of some judgment of the fair editors (Misses conrenient,

Anne, Eliza, and Maria Innes) so On reviewing the leading features of evident throughout, that it was with the volume, we are happy to find a fair great pleasure we observed this new proportion of interesting and of ori. edition. The work was originally pubginal articles. We are glad to specify, Jished three years ago, and was from under the latter description, a long me- the first distinguished by the characmoir on Dean Hook, and those on teristics we have named; but there William Lowndes, Esq. and the Rev. were many deficiencies, which made Edward Forster. We must commend it rather desirable as an appendage or the promptitude with which that of index to other similar works, than as the Earl of Liverpool (to which our a complete independent vade-mecum. present number is indebted) was added The principal of these deficiencies to the collection,-an addition particu- were an absence or great meagreness larly desirable, as (unless we take also in the genealogical deductions, and of Dugald Stewart) he was perhaps the either engravings or descriptions of the only first-rate public character that the arms of the peers, which had preobituary of the last year comprises. viously been considered as alınost an

On the whole it will be seen that integral part of former works on the the Annual Obituary adds a certain subject. Both these are now supplied ; portion to the stock of English bio. the former in a sufficient degree for a graphy; but that, towards affording a pocket Peerage; and the latter in a set complete record of all the eminent per- of Plates we do not hesitate to call the sons deceased in the year, it does not best of any that have appeared in such proceed half so far as the pages of Syl- a work. Another improvement is the vanus Urban.

mention now made of the various pub.

lic employments of each individual ; The Annual Peerage of the British Empire and to the whole is appended the first

for 1829. 2 vols. 1 2mo. Saunders and list we ever saw in one alphabet of all Oxley.

the Baronets of England, Nova Scotia, The arrangement of this Peerage is and Ireland, with the dates of the to catalogue ihe families of all the peers creation of their titles, their births, of the United Kingdom in one alpha- succession, and marriages; the names betical order (the rank of each being of their ladies and of their heirs. There at the same time evident at first sight is also a list of Bishops; but no account from the coronet which surmounts of their families. This, because their them); and its plan, in each article, dignities are personal, has never yet is to commence with the peer, as the been attempted in any Peerage; but head of his family, and then to pro- surely, both from their own exalted ceed with his children, his brethren character, and from their connexions and sisters, his uncles and aunts, and being frequently of high rank, we see all other living relations, in exact cor no reason why the Misses Innes, as respondence to the propinquity they they have already inserted an interestbear to him, and their chance of suc- ing excrescence in the family of the cession to the title. It is also a grand Prince of Saxe Coburg, who is no object with the Editors to comprise all peer, should not also introduce us to such collateral branches as are within ihe families of our Prelates, who, as the remainder of the titles, however peers for life, have at least as good a remote; and of these and the junior claim as any peers destitute of heirs. members of each family they boast in To conclude, the Annual Peerage their preface that

having been rendered as complete as 64

Review.-Debrett's Baronetage, &c. (Jan. its rivals, is enabled fairly to run the some strange pedantic epithets—"maun. race for public patronage, and we think dering minstrels love to stray," for inwe may predict with confidence that it stance, in p. 3. It seems as if writers will continue annually to renew its thought that, because there have been vigour, by casting its dead leaves, and reared some very fiue poetical pines shooting out fresh foliage, at the com- and melons, it is only necessary to promencement of every succeeding spring. duce pumpkins; but, though the soil

in which each of these respective fruits Debrett's Baronetage of England. The is grown, may be equally good, we

Sirth Edition, re-written and newly are know that the fruits themselves are ranged 2 vols. 12 mo.

not so. WE are happy to announce a much improved edition of a work which greatly required improveinent. The An Historical Introduction to the several present edition, we are told,

Books of the Old and New Testaments, “ Has been revised throughout, newly

compiled from the most eminent Divines

of the Church of England. 18mo. Pp. 195. arranged, and in great part re-written by the Editor under whose superintendence the

Vincent, Oxford. last three editions of Debrett's Peerage have The Arlicles of the Church of England, with been published ; and who, in addition to a Scripture Proofs. 18mo. pp. 102. Vincent, careful collation of preceding authors upon Oxford. the subject, has had the advantage of many WE regard these volumes with fur. manuscript authorities."

ther views than those of a mere literary The same enlarged page which was

notice, because we consider them as adopted in the last edition of Debrett's

calculated to inake the subject familiar Peerage, and the same perspicuous va

to such as would not encounter voriation of type and division of para

lumes of larger size. Books which are graphs, have also here been introduced

written for youth should not only be with the greatest advantage.

comprehensive, but also externally

small; for children do not consult The Minstrel's Tale, and other Poems. By encyclopedias; they consider thein

George Moore. 8vo. pp. 141. selves ainenable to no sort of instrucIT is impossible in the present day tion that is not on the same scale with to estiinate poetry with justice to the themselves. The Historical Introduce writer's possible pretensions in point of tion, however, will prove a convenient talent, through the bad taste which uni- manual for such as wish to revive their versally prevails. That bad taste, as knowledge, or to be instructed for the we have observed iterum atque iterum, first time without appearing to study. consists in the vague general ideas and The subject is particularly well treated, metaphysical character of strings of and the tables are useful. At p. 15, verses denominated poems. It is ut- instead of the words minute and even terly in vain to exclaim, again and tedious, though necessary descriptions,again, that the only ideas suited to we should, for obvious reasons, have poetry are those which are particular preferred the single adjective, “ circumand circumstantial, and have a power- stantial.”—The other volume is of still ful effect. If poetry has not those humbler pretensions, but we recomideas it must be insipid; but still mend it to laymen who call themselves rhyming young men run over the keys, members of the Established Church, and call it music, whether any tune is without knowing much more of her attached to so doing or not; which is doctrines than that they were not projust as reasonable as to think that, ben mulgated at the Council of Trent. cause a letter is written in a good The preface is quite to the purpose, hand, it is therefore a sensible one and of a proper length. We would

With regard to the poems before us, also suggest the use of these voluines, there are here and there some clever certainly the first, to schoolmasters; ideas; but the whole is constructed for we think that the religious instrucupon that bad model which we have tion in most of our seminaries, is not so often exposed_stringing mere com- sufficiently extensive to interest the mon-place on rhymes. There are also learner.

[merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]


[ 65 ] FINE ARTS

Peterborough cathedral. In this number is PANORAMA OF SYDNEY, New South

given a portion of the letter-press relative to WALES.

York and Lincoln, embellished with very In the upper circle at Leicester-square superior engravings on wood, of Clifford's Mr. Burford has opened his panorama of the and Multangular towers, exterior and intetown of Sydney, New South Wales, the rior; Laythorpe postern and bridge, York; barbour of Port Jackson, and surrounding and the Roman archway and Castle gateway, country. It is a very pleasing and interest Lincoln. The drawings for these are by ing picture, painted from drawings made by Bartlett, and the engravings by Branston and Mr. 'Earle, under the inspection of Lieut. Wright, and R. S. Williams. The letterCol. Dumaresq, who brought them to Eng. press is by Mr. Willson, architect, of Linland. The rugged precipitous shores, the coln. The delay in the publication of this windings of the water, produced by nume second pumber, we regret to hear, has been rous green islands and headlands, form a partly occasioned by the severe indisposition very attractive landscape ; and the groups of Mr. Britton. The other cause, the time of 'natives, performing some of their pas- bestowed by Le Keux on the plates, is Alattimes and ceremonies, are very amusing. tering, and promises still greater excellence. We laughed heartily at the ludicrous appearance of the kangaroo and dog dancers, but lamented the deplorable condition of the Panorama of the Rhine.-Leigh, Strand. professors. One group consists of an aho. This is a copy of F. W. Delkeskamp's Pariginal, with his shield of wood, defending Dorama of the Rhine from Cologne to Mayhimself from the spears levelled at him by ence, published at Francfort; and is accomthe kindred of the party he had killed. So panied with new maps, showing the various very expert are these people, that, with no routes from London to Cologne, and from other defence than the slight shield of wood Mayence to the source of the Rhine. It is here represented, they are frequently able to well engraved by John Clark. One im. escape from the trial with only a few slight portant advantage over the foreign panorawounds. The descriptive catalogue contains ma is the accompaniment of “ The Steamsome very good and interesting notices of boat Companion,” a pamphlet descriptive the history of the place, its public build of the principal places on the banks of the ings, and the state, manners, and customs Rhine, and containing a table of distances of its degraded aboriginals.

calculated by the towing path of the river, an account of the steam boats, coches

d'eau, and every item of expence. To the Picturesque Antiquities of the English

student in geography this map is very imCities.—No. II.

portant; and to those who design visiting This rich assemblage of beautiful and pic- tbe romantic beauties of this every way inturesque objects continues with great spirit terestiog river, will find it a desirable and and excellence. In the number before us indispensable requisite. there are three of the late Joho Carter's masterly sketches; one by the indefatigably accurate Capop; and the rest by W. H.

DESTRUCTIOX Or Correr-PLATLs. Bartlett, a young bat surprisingly clever T he custom of defacing the copper-plates draughtsman, who accompanied Mr. Britun of expensively illustrated works, custom in his tour to the cities for the purpose of which at one time would have shocked the making sketches. The plates are bide in feeliogs of proprievors, we are happy w find number, and represent: 1. The West Gate is now becoming pretty general. The ad. and Bridge, Gloucester; 2. The Ouse Bridge, vantages resulting from such process are nuYork, a very charming priot, etcbed by J.C. Inerous and important: to the artiet it alVartall ; 3. Ruins of Ely Palace and Chapel, fords addicional encoragement; to the pure Holborn, Carter; 4. Ruins of Winchester chaser it is a security that no irlerio imPalace, Southwark, Capon; 5. Welis Pae pression will appear to deurstrate the value lace, ruins of the old Hall and Chapel; of his purchase; and, independently of the 6. Gate-house, Winchester; 7. Gateway to editonal profit it farts stues the original St. Augustine's, Canterbury; 8. West gue, proprieto, in calculated to preverse the preditto, ao animated picture, with a variety of sest mai eralsed claruit of the ans, On good groups of figures and subjects, by W. this ground airas it would have a warmest Harvey; 9. Peterborough Cattedral and Pa- apruri. Se of the e mple A lace. We know of some more picturesque that very benutul and met een ene than the ruins at Weils, with their leafy graved pictures, fet una Vus Cuun," adornings, and the tastet strozgling to eluce we kon bare brun dastrgos em bave the grasp of the curiisg iry ; 20 the cos. 2 so there of them, " Lewm of Architettura, kropiatie soede poder tbe bestial f:986 of bout, and Pauliny," pitantias in Mi,

Gist. Mis. January, 1829.


Fine Arts.-Literary Intelligence.

[Jan. Britton. Of the latter illustrated work we to complete what the other has begun. A understand that the number printed was only strong wind, and a heavy sea, give additional 150 on large paper, and 200 small. A more interest to the scene. It is creditable to the extensive sacrifice of engravings is that made engraver as well as painter. by Messrs, Harding and Lepard, of Lodge's folio portraits. These have been all de

Great Britain Nlustrated, Nos. I.-IV.—Tilt. stroyed, and the subjects re-engraved on a smaller scale for the new edition they are

The publication of these works will form now about publishing.

a new æra in the history of the Fine Arts. We never observed any thing before

so remarkably beautiful, at such very low Lodge's Portraits and Memoirs, No. I. prices. Four interesting ruins, engraved by Harding and Lepard.

E. Finden, from drawings by the academiIn our May number, last year, we noticed cian Westall, and accompanied by letter. the exhibition of the series of portraits to press descriptive notices from the pen of be engraved for this important work, and we Moule, author of the Bibliotheca Heralhave frequently called attention to the pro- dica, &c. are to be found in each number, gress of the two former editions, which are the price of which is only one shilling. The not yet completed. It is a must singular cheapness of these views is effected by the circumstance, and probably a novelty in our means of steel engravings, which allow of an literary annals, that at one and the same immense number being struck off before the time three distinct editions of the same plate becomes damaged; and we are happy work, of different sizes, and with different to hear that the sale answers the expectation engraved plates, should be in the course of of the proprietors. The views are distinpublication. As the fact speaks for itself, guished for picturesque effect and importand we have, in the number above referred ance of subject. The drawings are accurate to, given our opinion of its importance, ele and beautiful, and the engravings exhibit gance, and deserved popularity, we shall only much softness. Four numbers have been enumerate the portraits here engraved: 1. Sir published. Philip Sidney, from the original of Sir Antonio More, in the collection of the Duke

WINDSOR Castle. of Bedford, engraved by H. Robinson ; 2.

Two marble busts, by Mr. Behnes, of the Ann Bullen, from the original of Holbein,

Princess Victoria and Prince George of Cumin the collection of the Earl of Warwick,

ick, berland, have been recently placed in the engraved by J. Thomson ; 3, Archbishop

gallery at Windsor Castle. Cranmer, from the original of Gerbicus Flicciis in the British Museum, engraved by

Messrs. Priestley and Weale have just isW. Hall.

sued a very elegant catalogue of their books on the Fine Arts, with an engraved title

page, representing a south-west view of Indefatigable et Les Droits de l'Homme.

Windsor Castle, taken Sept. 27, 1828, during Huggins, Leadenhall-street.

all the bustle of reparation. It is drawn and

engraved by James Carter. This is a most excellently engraved representation of the spirited commencement of the action between the above unequal ves

Preparing. sels, in Jan. 1797, off the coast of France. Mr. Huggins has announced a view of the The Frenchman is going over, and her crew town of Cape of Good Hope and Table Bay, are running up the rigging; while the Inde- taken from one of the Company's ships lying fatigable compliments her with a warm sa- off Amsterdam battery. To be engraved by lute, and the Amazon is making approaches Duncan.


the Greek and Latin characters, which the The following will be the subjects of exa- Celts and Scandinavians brought home with mination in the last week of the Lent Term, them after their incursion into the Roman 1830:--The Gospel of St. Matthew; Paley's territory. Evidences of Christianity; the Three Olyn- The Protestant Herald and Anti-Catholic thiac Orations of Demosthenes; the Tenth Review ; exhibiting in its counterpart a mirand Thirteenth Satires of Juvenal.

ror of popery, as applicable to the present times.--No. II. to be continued Monthly

The first number of the Library of ReliReady for Publication.

gious Kyowledge, containiug Natural TheoCiampi, of Florence, an eminent archæ- logy. To be continued every fortnight. ologist, has written a paper to prove the A monthly periodical, published at MaRoman characters to be only variations of drid, called Biblioteca de Religion.



Literary Intelligence. A new Spanish periodical, published twice The History of the Rise and Progress of a week, has appeared at Bayonne, under the the Mahomedan Power in India, from its title of Gaceta de Bayone. By Don Al- commencement in the year 1000 till 1620, BERTO LISTA.

Translated by Lieut.-Col. John Briggs, late The History of the South of France, resident at Satara, from the original Persian during the Middle Ages. By FAURIEL. of MAHOMED KASIM ASTRABADY.

Professor Bopp, of Berlin, is preparing a History of the Life and Times of the great new edition, in Latin, of his Sanskrit Gram Lord Clive. By Sir John Malcolm. mar, and a Sanskrit Glossary to his Episodes S ome Account of the Writing and Opifroin the Malah harata.

nions of Justin Martyr. By the Lord BiA dew Almanack bas appeared at Berlin, shop of Lincoln. called Historisches Taschenbach. Mr. A. W. Tractatus V'erii Integri; being a Selection Von SCHLEGEL has contributed to its pages of the most valuable Productions of the Faan historical, and Dr. Carl Ritter a geo- thers of the Church during the first four graphical, account of India.

Centuries. By the Rev. Dr. Turton, of The first number of the London Review, Cambridge. & quarterly publication. Edited by the Rev. An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, with exBLANCO WHITE.

planations in Latin and English. By the Mr. BRITTON's third number of History, Rev. J. BoswORTH, M.A. and F.R.S.' &c. of Gloucester Cathedral, with six en History of India. By De Marles. gravings.

The second portion of Mr. ATHERSTONE'S Illustrations of the Atmospherical Origin Poem of the Siege of Nineveh. of Epidemic Disorders of Health, and of its The Portraiture of a Christian Gentleman. Relation to the Predisponent Constitutional By a Barrister. Causes. By T. FORSTER, M.B. F.L S. 'A Prize Essay on the Lever, embracing

its numerous modifications in the Wheel and

Axle, and Pulley, in which the errors of Preparing for Publication.

Gregory, Lardner (in the Society's works Mr. Berry, author of the Encyclopædia for the diffusion of Useful Knowledge), NiHeraldica, and other works upon heraldrycholson, and other eminent professors of and genealogy, is about to publish, arranged mechanical science, are proved and corip counties, (beginning with Kent and Sus- rected. sex, which he has lately visited for the pur An Allegory, entitled, A Geographical pose of collecting the necessary materials,) and Historical Account of the Great World, ibe Genealogies of the present resident Fa- with a Voyage to its several Islands ; a Vocamilies, with numerous Pedigrees from the bulary of the Language, Map, Vignette, &c. Visitations of each County, and other au- The Royal Library at Paris contains the thentic Manuscript Collections. As it is best Collection of Oriental Manuscripts in not likely that the power formerly given to Europe. The last catalogue was published the heralds to make visitations will ever in 1733, and since that period this de partagain be resorted to, the forthcoming work ment has more than doubled its treasures. of Mr. Berry is likely to prove of great A catalogue of the Arabic, Turkish, and utility; for, although these Pedigrees may Persian MSS. is preparing, which is exDot of themselves be of sufficient legal proof pected to be enriched by notes from the pen

in them, their great importance must be ad- A History of the English Stage, which mitted, as affording a ready clue to the ob- will include, in a separate department, a taining of such necessary proof and confirma- complete History of English Dramatic Potion, wbenever the same should be required, etry. By Mr. J. P. COLLIER. by pointing out the times and places of nativity, baptisms, marriages, and burials, and SCHOOL OF SURGERY IN EGYPT. such other legal documents as might easily After many vain efforts, the perseverance be obtained to effect it. Mr. Berry intends of Mahmoud Ali has at last succeeded in to publish two counties annually.

forming a school of Surgery in Alexandria, A new edition of the Parochial History of As the professors, for the most part, underBrembill, by the Rev. W. L Bowles; and stand little or no Arabic, the expedient is also of his poem, Banwell-bill, or Days De- resorted to of composing their lectures in parted.

the Italian or Freuch language, and getting M. Vox EYSENECH, of Carlsrube, is en them translated. The great difficulty to be gaged upon a great historical work, illus- overcome arose from the opposition of the traling the war of the succession in Spain, Ulemas, who regard the study of anatomy and embracing the period from 1683 to 1709. as a profanation of the dead. These, howe

A complete History of Portugal, down to ever, after much negotiation, copsented to the time of Don Miguel, is announced at give the affair their connivance, and at this Paris. By the Marquis De FORTIA D'UR. moment the study of anatomy is pursued BAN and M. MJELLE.

with the same freedom in Egypt as in Europe. Adelaide and Theodore, By Madame De The Pacba has fitted up, for the use of the GENLIS.

professors, the military hospital of Abu

« AnteriorContinuar »