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1827.] Review.-Col. Trench on the Thames Quay. 537 of sufficient roadway has grown into a causes its monstrosity to be most serious nuisance. The Strand is a hideous. mere gutter for the passage of a river; It would be impossible for us to foland the grievance is recommended by low Colonel Trench through his long Colonel Trench to be cured by a splen- but important explanatory details; and did quay from Westminster to London it jars all our nerves to think of various Bridges on the Middlesex side. He new buildings recenily erected in Lonalso has proposed a street vista from St. don. In some we see colonnades seemPaul's to a palace for the Sovereign, ingly ready to sink into the earth for which last he wishes to place in a want of elevation upon a basement a part of Hyde Park suited to such a story, which basement story is, as it purpose. With regard to streets, we were by a crane, wound up to the top consider those of modern houses in. of the edifice, and there squatted down corrigibly dull. No streets are pic- instead of a garret; while the columns turesque, but such as those described in below are Corinthian, of a light order, the following words of Sir Walter the Doric only admitting of a heavy Scott :-" It is in the streets of Ant- entablature. In others we have lump werp and Brussels, that the eye still ish masses for flights of steps, made rests upon the forms of architecture, the stylobate of a pediment, which which appear in the pictures of the they utterly spoil by being of the same Flemish School. Those fronts richly elevation as the length of the columns, decorated with various ornaments, and so that the pediment looks like a dog terminating in roofs, the slope of which kennel upon a horse block-sometimes is concealed from the eye by windows two lofty wings overpower a dininuand gables still more highly ornament- tire centre of spindled-shanked coed, the whole comprising a general ef- lumns; and too sharp angled pediment; fect, which, from its grandeur and in- -others have no character as a whole, tricacy, amuses at once and delights the but look like pieces only of a fine spectator. In fact this rude intermix- building, which was never finished. ture of towers and battlements, and Wecould particularize such specimens, projecting windows highly sculptured, but we shall not. Pejor fit ætas, we joined to the height of the houses and shall however say, and boldly affirm, the variety of ornaments upon their that there is neither grandeur of effect fronts, produce an effect as superior to nor chastity of design in very numethose of the tame uniformity of a mno- rous modern structures. We do not dern street, as the casque of the war- attribute these errors to a defect of rior exhibits over the slouched broad- talent or skill, but to erroneous judgbrimmed beaver of the Quaker. We ment, to the foolish idea of commixing insist the more on this for the benefit styles, which caunot be made to harof those who are accustomed to take monize; an idea which denotes Frenchtheir ideas of a fine street from Port- ness;
for it has been justly observed by land Place, or from the George Street Mr. Dallaway, that this vain nation of Edinburgh, where a long and uni would not deein the Venus de Medici form breadth of causeway extends be- fit to be regarded, until she was draped tween two rows of ordinary houses of in their own costume. Now Archithree stories, whose appearance is ren- tecture more than any thing has its dered mean, by the disproportioned suum cuique, and to mix the distinct space which divides them, and tame characters of the styles is only to spoil froin their unadorned uniformity.” it of course. We do not like what is
In fact the Pointed style is pictu. called the Italian style. In our judgresque every where; and we fasten ment it fritters away all the ancient with particular pleasure upon Colonel's grandeurs by its numerous petty parts ; Trench's proposed alterations of the nor do we approve of the interior of north, east, and west fronts of the York House (as given by Col. Trench Houses of Parliament, Courts of Law, in plate 12). The columns are thrown &c. The alterations are stated to be away and lost; incongruous roundpracticable at a moderate expence, headed doorways are placed between and the incongruous opposition of square pannels; and a heavy skylight, the whole of these buildings, to the like an unfinished pyramid, crowns correct beauty of the adjacent Abbey, the centre. We can reduce the build. GENT, MAG. June, 1827.
ing w no standard or order. It seems
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[June, to us a bizar or fancy thing. We should twelve cantos. Translated from the Italian call it a part of Persepolis repaired by of Alessandro Tassoni. With notes by the Romans in their own bad taste-só James ATKINSON, Esq. Whatever may various are the styles—and as
be the merit of the Poem among the Italians, should we approve of the statue of a
we English can no more take an interest in
an affair of such distant obscure history and Roman emperor, improved by the tattooed visage and feathers of an Ota locality, than the Italians would in our Hoheitan warrior. But it may be the nuite humour. The Translation is formed
dibras, which is an inimitable piece of gee fashion to be fine rather than grand – upon the stanza and in the style of Lord to be fantastic rather than correct Byron's Beppo. Mr. Atkinson successfully to sacrifice style to embellishment—10 imitates him, but being merely a Translator prefer millinery to grace. We are had not the same advantages of expatiatisa however, by this species of criticism, to embellish the Poem. walking in ordeal over burning ploughshares, while we mean no evil, only 104. Chronological Records of the Britisk desire simplicity, consistency, and har. Royal and Cornmercial Navy, from the ea. mony of design.
liest period (A. D. 827) to the present time, We see nothing but good to the by Cesar Moreau, É. R. S. French Vicepublic, when gentlemen of the station Consul in London, concentres, in a tabular and taste of Col. Trench study archi- the first value for reference, by Members of
whole volumes of authentic facts, of tecture and improvement, provided a the two Houses of Parliament, Historians, due regard be paid to economy; and and Writers on Political Subjects. chastity of design implies more saving and elegance ihan frippery and taw- 105. Mr. Jackson's State of the Jews, is driness, both of which we think have a liberal appeal on behalf of many unjustly crept into modern Architecture, suffering men. We certainly think it leze 1827.]
humanité, that it shoul i be written on the 101. Mr.Merridew of Warwick and Lea- turopike gates ia Germany, “ Jews and mington has republished two valuable tracts Pigs pay toll here," (see p. 7.) but if Jers relative to “ Kenilworth Festivities; com- insult Jesus Christ, it is not singular that prising Laleham's Description of the Page- Christians should retort the contumely. antry, and Gascoigne's Masques, represent- Civil oppression, bowever, certainly makes ed before Queen Elizabeth, at Kenilworth rogues and bad subjects; and every liberal Castle, anno 1575; with introductory Pre- protection, consistent with public safety and faces, glossarial and explanatory Notes.” morals, is politic with regard to all classes Having fully noticed both these curious of a state, or they take no interest in its Tracts when they were recently published, well-being. in consequence of the interest excited by the 106. The Country Vicar, the Bride of admirable historical romance of “Kenil- Thryberg, and other Poems, is a meritorious worth,” (see vol. xcii. i. pp. 50,151.) we shall book. The Doctor-Syntaxian mode of decontent ourselves with observing, that the scribing the Vicar and his various Curates, is present neat reprint is embellished with a very the best part, and has many happy passages. beautiful line-engraved Frontispiece, representing Queen Elizabeth's Entry into Kenil- 107. The Odd Moments, or Time leguiled, worth Castle, by torch-light, accompanied contains very pleasing instructive tales. by the Earl of Leicester and a numerous retinue. It is well designed by Mr. Rider, :08. Mr. Mitchell's first Lines of Science, and engraved by Mr. W. Radclyffe.
is one of those books which for fulness of
information, satisfactory diagrams, and per102. Nine very neat and faithful Engra- spicuous lauguage, merits unqualified apvings illustrative of Leamington Spa, have probation and warm patronage. been published by Mr. MERRIDEW, consisto ing of the following views : Lord Aylesford's 109. Stories from Scripture History, by Well; Church and old Cottages, previous to the Rev. B. H. DRAPER, contain the sul 1826; the Upper Assembly Room; Royal stance of the Old and New Testaments, deBaths and Pump Room; Union Parade, tailed in simple and pleasing narrative, with Upper Union, Bedford Hotel, and Regent weat illustrations. Hotel; Bath Street, Bath Hotel, Theatre, and New Assembly Rooms ; Clemens' Street, 110. The Castle of Villeroy, or the BarBleuheim Hotel, &c.; Copps's Hotel, High dil Chief, has an interesting romantic chaStreet, the Market, and Wise's Bath ; and racter. The Lunatic Mother is slelineated Leamington Church, as altered in 1826.
in a very pathetic form. 108. La Secchia Rapita, or the Rape of 111. The Flower of the Forest abounds the Buckel, is an Heroicomical Poem in with pleasing sentiments and tales.
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LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.
Epigrams, mentioned by the Vice-ChanMay 28.–The Prize Compositions were cellor as “having great merit, and to the adjudged as follow :
authors of which permission is given to Latin Verse - " Mexicnm." Charles transcribe their exercises into the book Wordsworth, commoner of Christ Church. containing the prize compositions," were
Latin Essay. — “Lex apud Romanos written severally by Wordsworth, sen. TriAgraria." Wm. John Blake, B. A. gentle- nity College; Selwyn, St. John's College ; man-commoner of Christ Church.
and Hankinson, Corpus Christi College. English Essay.--" The Influence of the The Members' prizes of fifteen guineas Crusades upon the Arts and Literature of each, to two Bachelors of Arts, for the enEurope.” Frederick Oakeley, B. A. Fellow couragement of Latin prose composition, of Baliol.
were on Tuesday adjudged to Messrs. RiEnglish Verse (Newdigate).-—“Pompeii." chard Williamson and W. M. Heald, of TriRobert Stephen Hawker, student in Civil nity College. Subject, Homerus. Law, of Magdalen-ball.
The Members' prizes to Under-graduates June 9.–The following subjects are pro- were yesterday adjudged to E. H. Fitzherposed for the Chancellor's Prizes for the en- bert, and T. W. Peile, of Trinity College. suing year : viz.
Subject, Græcia capla ferum victorem cepit, For Latin Verse.
-“Machinæ vi vapo- el arles Intulit agresii Latio. ris impulsæ.”
For an English Essay.—"The domestic virtues and habits of the ancient Greeks and
Ready for Publication. Romans compared with those of the more The Union of Architecture, Sculpture, refined nations of modern Europe.”
and Painting, exemplified by a series of IlFor a Latin Essay.—“ Unde evenit ut in lustrations, with descriptive Accounts of artium liberalium studiis præstantissimus the House and Galleries of John Soane, quisque apud singulas civitates eodem fere esq. Architect, &c. By John BRITTON, sæculo floruerit ?"
F.S.A. Sir Roger Neudigale's Prize.-For the The History and Antiquities of Peterbest Composition in English Verse, “Ri- borough Cathedral. By J. BRITTON. No. 2. cbard Caur de Lion."
No. XIX. of Illustrations of the Public June 15.- The judges appointed to de- Buildings of London. cide Dr. Ellerton's Theological Prize, es- Part III. of Architectural Antiquities of tablished in 1825, viz. the Lord Bishop Great Britain. By J. Britton. of Oxford, Regius Professor of Divinity, the Robson's Picturesque Views of English Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, and Cities (No. 3), containing 8 Engravings of the President of Magdalen College, have Lincoln, York, Canterbury, Oxford, Ely, adjudged the prize this year to Frederick Gloucester, Bath, and Peterborough. Oakeley, B.A. Fellow of Baliol College. The Architectural Antiquities of NorThe subject is as follows :-“What was the mandy, No. IV. object of the Reformers in maintaining the The Law of Municipal Corporations ; tofollowing proposition, and by what argu- gether with a brief Sketch of their History, ments did they establish it ? • Holy Scrip- and a Treatise on Mandamus and Quo Warture is the only sure foundation of any arti- ranto. By J. W. Willcock, Esq. Barrister cle of faith.' The subject for the present at Law. year is—" The Faith of the Apostles in the A Letter to the Members of the New Divine Mission of our Saviour was not the Parliament on the Defects in the General result of weakness or delusion, but of rea-, and Statute Law, which require the Revisonable conviction."
sion of the Legislature, such as relate to CAMBRIDGE.
the office of Justice of the Peace. By Isaac June 8. — The Porson Prize (for the 'ESPINASSE, Esq. Barrister at Law, and an best translation of a passage from Shaks- Acting Magistrate for the County of Kent. peare into Greek verse) was on Friday An Essay on the Doctrine of Remainlast adjudged to John Wordsworth, scholar ders, and, as collateral and subordinate toof Trinity College. Subject, As You Like pics, of executory Limitations. By WilIt, Act Ill. Scene 3.
LIAM FLOYER CORNISH, Esq. Sir William Browne's gold medals were The pleasant History of Thomas of Readon Friday adjudged-for the Greek Ode, to ing, or the Six worthy Yeomen of the Wm. Selwyn, St. John's College ; for the West, by the celebrated Ballad - maker Latin Ode and Epigrams, to Christ. Words- THOMAS DELONY, will form the Third Part worth, Trinity College.
in Mr. W. J. Thoms's series of Early Prose The Greek Ode, the Latin Ode, and the Romances,
[June. Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera: with an fore the Conquest, and in fact some of them English Translation, verbal and interlineal, unquestiouably coeval with St. Cuthbert on the plan of Locke, Montanus, and Du himself. Marsais. By John Stirling, D. D." A 'The secret Treaty concluded in 1670, benew Edition, revised, corrected, and im- tween Charles II. and Louis XIV. will be proved, by P. A. Nuttall, LL. D. Editor exhibited by Dr. LINGARD, in the forthof " Stirling's Juvenal," and Translator of coming volume of his History of England. “ Virgil's Bucolics." To which is prefix- The Reasons of the Laws of Moses, from ed, a Comparative View of the Different the “More Nevochim " of Maimonides. Methods of Translation ; a new Life of Ho- With Notes, Dissertations, and a Life of race; a Dissertation on his Writings; an the Author. By JAMES TOWNLEY, D.D. Analysis of the whole of his Metres; and a The Achievements of Prayer ; selected Chronology of his Poetry.
exclusively from the Holy Scriptures. A new Edition of Anacreon. By Dr. Elements of Biblical Criticism and laterBRODERICK Roche, with copious variorum pretation, with special referenee to the Notes, containing the Greek Text, an Eng New Testament, translated from the Latin lish Metrical Version, and a literal Transla- of Ernesti, &c. by E. HENDERSON, D.D. tion in prose, for the use of Students, in Theological Tutor of the Mission College, which the ellipses of the original are sup- and Author of “ Biblical Researches," and plied, and the points of difference between “Travels in Russia," &c. the idioms of the two languages pointed The Connexion of Sacred and Profane out; accoinpanied with a Lexicon and gram- History, from the Death of Joshua, until matical Analysis.
the Decline of the Kingdoms of Israel and Part 4, of Pompeii, which completes this Judah. Intended to complete the works of important Work, in imperial folio, contain- Shuckford and Prideaux." By the Rev. Dr. ing nearly one hundred Plates, engraved by Russell. W. B. Cooke, from Drawings by Lieut.- The Early Life of Christ an Example to Col. Cockburn, R.A.; J. Goldicutt, Henry Youth. By the Rev. HENRY MARCH, of Parke, and T. L. Donaldson, Architects. Mill Hill. With descriptive Letter-press.
An Inquiry into the History, AuthenNo. 7 of River Scenery, by J. M. W. ticity, and Characteristics, of the ShakTurner, R. A, and the late Tho. Girtin. speare Portraits, in which the Criticisms of With Letter-press Descriptions of the Nelone, Steevens, Boaden, and others, are whole of the Views, by Mr. HOFLAND. examined, confirmel, or refuted; embrae
Ellmer Castle, a Roman Catholic Story ing the Felton, the Chandos, the Duke of of the Nineteenth Century.
Somerset's Pictures, the Drocshout Print, The Sea Side; a series of short Essays and the Monument of Shakspeare at Strasand Poems on various subjects. By the ford, together with an expose of the spuRev. John East.
rious Pictures and Prints. A Review of the Declaration of the Ro- A Series of Views in the Isle of Wight, man Catholic Bishops. By the Rev. James illustrative of its picturesque Scenery, ČasRichardson, one of the Vicars of York tles, Fortresses, and Seats of Nobility and Minster.
Gentry. By Mr. F. Calvert. A Series of Practical Instructions in A Vocabulary to the Edipus Tyrannus of Landscape Painting in Water-Colours. By Sophocles, with the derivation and compoJOHN CLARK.
sition of the words, with References and The Third Volume of Walpole's Anec- Explanations. By George Hughes, M. A. dotes of Painting, edited by Mr. Dallaway, A Brief Statement of the Proceedings re
The Voice of Humanity: Observations specting the New Law Courts at Weston a few of the Instances of Cruelty to Ani- minster, and the New Entrance for his Mamals, against which oo Legislative provision jesty into the House of Lords, with Esis made, &c.
gravings. By Mr. SOANÉ. Scholastic Register, Part I.
The Poetical Works of Collins, with ample Biographical and Critical Notes. By
the Rev. Alex. Dyce.-Also che Dramatie Preparing for Publication.
Works of John Webster, now first collected, Illustrated by numerous Engravings, an with Notes by the same Rev. Geutlemaa. Account of what appeared upon opening The Every Night Book, or Life after the Grave of St. Cuthbert in Durham Ca- Dark. By the Author of the “ Cigar." thedral, on Thursday, May 17, 1827, with Ornithologia, or The Birds, a Poem, with a brief preliminary Memoir of that Saint. an Introduction to their Natural History, By the Rev. James Raine, M.A. and F.A. and copious Notės. By Mr. JENNINGS. S.N. Librarian of Durham Cathedral, &c. The Lecture given at the Mechanics' InWe promise the Antiquarian world great stitute, by the same Gentleman, on the pleasure from this brochure. Within the Nature and Operations of the Hunian Mind, coftin of the saint were discovered robes, is also in the Press. relics, aud inscriptions of a period long be- A Dictionary of Latin Quantities, or
541 Prosodian's Guide to the different Quanti- be reconciled to, the Church of Rome. ties of every Syllable in the Latin Lan- May not the repeal of the Act of Supremacy, guage, alphabetically arranged. By W. and the establishing the Popish religion in MOSELEY, LL.D.
any of the hereditary dominions, be construed Elements of Geometry. By J. R. YOUNG, as amounting to a reconciliation with the Author of “ An Elemeotary Treatise on Al- Church of Rome?" gebra.”
“ Is it pot advisable, therefore, to put an
end at once to a claim that is inconsistent CORRESPONDENCE ON THE CATHOLIC and incompatible with the terms of the oriDISABILITIES.
ginal contract between the King and the Some interesting documents have recently people, and subversive of that part of the been published by Mr. Murray of Albemarle constitution formed for the preservation of street, in a pamphlet edited by Dr.Philpotts
. the Protestant religion as established by They consist of a correspondence between law? The same great fundamental statutes, his late Majesty King George the Third, which secure the rights and liberties of the and Lord Kenyon, in 1795, relative to the people, secure also the Protestant reformed proper construction of the Coronation Oath; religion as by law established ; and if that and another correspondence between the part of them which secures our religion is same patriot king and Mr. Pitt, in 1801, to be repealed now, what security remains upon the duties of a British sovereign with for the preservation of our civil rights and respect to the Popish question. Boih series liberties? Is it not therefore necessary to of letters are understood to have been pre- extinguish such vain expectations by an exserved and giver for publication by the pre- plicit declaration — that they cannot be sent Lord Kenyon. The clause of the Coro- complied with?”. nation Oath to which the doubts of the King Lord Kenyon, after consulting with the more immediately applied, and on which he Attorney-general, pursuant to his Majesty's sought the legal opinion of the Chief Jus- directions, notices the different statutes tice, is that by which the Monarch is called which have been passed in support of the on to “ maintain the laws of God, the true established religion. His decision is feprofession of the Gospel, and the Protestant vourable to the Roman Catholics. He says Reformed Religion established by law, and that “the statute of 22 Car. II. c. 1. for preto preserve unto the Bishops and Clergy of venting conventicles, and other statutes of the realın, and to the Churches committed like tendency, existed at the time when the to their charge, all sach rights and privileges coronation oatlı was framed and enacted by as by law do or shall appertain upto thenu." 1 W. and M. c. 6.; yet in the same session
The King's letter to Lord Kenyon, dated of parliament the law called the toleration March 7th, 1795, relates to the Coronation act was made. Several indulgencies both ir: Oaths :
England and Ireland have been since granted “ The question that has been so impro- to several denominations of persons dissentperly patronized by the Lord Lieutenant of ing from the Church of England. Those reIreland in favour of the Papists, though gulations have been supposed by the makers very properly silenced here, yet it seems not of them not to be hostile to the Church of to have been viewed in what seems to me the England as by law established, but merely to strongest point of view, its militating against repeal or lessen the rigour of penal statutes, the Coronation Oath and many existing sta- which, though thought necessary at one tutes. I have therefore stated the accoin- season, were deemed inexpedient at another panying queries on paper, to which I desire time and under different circumstances. So the Lord Kenyon will, after due consideras long as the King's supremacy, and the main tion, state his opinion in the same manner, fabric of the Act of Uniformity,the doctrine, and should be glad if he would also acquire discipline, and government of the Church of the sentiments of the Attorney-general on England, are preserved as the national this most serious subject. George R.” church, and the provision for its ministers
Among these queries, are the following: kept as an appropriated fund, it seems that
“ The only laws which now affect the any ease given to sectarists would not miliPapists in Ireland are the Acts of Supremacy tate against the Coronation Oath or the Act and Uniformity, the Test Act, and the Bill of Union." of Rights. It seems to require very serious The correspondence with Mr. Pitt, which investigation how far the King can give his took place before the dissolution of the Miassent to a repeal of any of those Acts,with- 'nistry in 1801, exonerates that Minister out a breach of his Coronation Oath, and of from the wish to surrender the constitution the articles of upion with Scotland."
absolutely to the Roman Catholics.
« The “ Another question arises from the pro. measures I propose," said Mr. Pitt, “ with visions of the Act limiting the succession to the neio provisions that would make part of the crown, by which a forfeiture of the the plan, could never give such weight in crown is expressly enacted, if the King upon office or in parliament either to Catholics the throne should lvold communion with; of or Dissenters, as could give them any new