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[Jan. subject. They are the result, not only of are already raised, and from the quantity of my own experience, but of what I have iron used, and the substantial manner in learn: from the best falconers of the old which the floors and walls are constructed, school, having had abundant opportunities we may infer, that stability, aud security of acquiring information from them. against fire, are provided for by the architect.

“ The village of Falcons waerd near Bois Fronting the centre of the palace, but adle Duc in Holland, has for many years fur- vancing considerably before it, will be a nished falconers to the rest of Europe. I splendid Triumphal Arch, in which the united have known many falconers in England, and talents of some of our most eminent sculpin the service of different Princes on the tors are engaged to co-operate with the Continent, but I never met with one of architect in producing a composition to vie them who was not a native of Falcouswaerd.' with the famed arches of Constantine and It has been the practice of these sober and Titus. A noble portico in the centre, industrious men to stay with their employers with colonnades at the wings, and other during the season for hawking, and to pass colonnades, terraces, &c. on the gardenthe remainder of the year with their families front, will constitute some of the exterior at home.

features of this palace; whilst the vestibule, “ John Pells, now in the service of my hall, stair-cases, and state rooms will be refriend John Dawson Downes, esq. of Old plete with marble columos, painting, gilding, Guuton Hall, Suffolk, and who also manages and other splendia embellishments. Accordthe Heron Hawks kept by subscription in ing to tie architect's report to the ComNorfolk, is (I believe the only efficient missioners, the sum of 90,371l

. was expendfalconer by profession now renaining; all ed on the works up to the 5th of April, the others whom I remember are either 1826, and 162,3191." more were required to dead or worn out, and there has been no in- complete the building and improvements in ducement to younger men, to follow the the gardens, &c. employmeut of their forefathers."

“A new Palace, called York House, to the west of St. James's Palace, is nearly

completed for the Duke of York, from de12. Original Picture of London for 1827. Longman and Co.

signs by Benjamin Wyatt, esq. It is a large UNDER the able éditorship of Mr. Square mass, wholly cased with stone, and

ornamented with columus, placed in the Brition, this useful publication pro- centre of three of its sides, and a portceeds to new editions with increased cochère on the other. Adjoining this man

The Introduction to this vo- sion, another new one is nearly finished for lume embraces a brief review of the the Duke of Clarence. improvements and leading characteris- “ In Hyde Park, a new Bridge of five tics of the Metropolis, during the years arches, very fat, and with small piers, from 1825—26. The early part of this the designs of John Reunie, esq. has been Introduction is nearly similar to the constructed across the Serpentine river, at able one we so fully noticed in our last the junction of that park with Kensington volume, i. p. 326. The latter part of

Gardens. An iron railing, extending from it we now with pleasure lay before our the bridge into two unequal parts, one of

one end to the other, is intended to separate readers ; as it exemplifies, in a pleasing which is for the pedestrians of the gardens, manner, the spirit of the times, and and the other for carriages, &c. in the park. the enterprising disposition of the pre- Instead of iron rails, let us hope that His sent inhabitants of this grand Metro- Majesty will command a stone ballustrade to polis :

occupy the place of the former, as being not “ Adverting first to Royal and National only architectural, but suited to such a Works, we find that a spacious, expensive, bridge, and to such a royal park and scene. and, according to reports, splendid Palace At the south-east angle of the park is now is building with great rapidity on the site erecting a new Lodge, with double gate-ways of Buckingham House, in St. James's Park. and an open screen of columns. Nearly Estimates and some accounts of this edifice facing this, at the north-west angle of the have been exhibited to the public through Green Park, is another new Lodge of enthe medium of the periodical press; but al- trance to St. George's Palace, both from though the former come from authority, designs by D. Burton, esq. and are therefore materials for history, we « The Earl of Grosvenor has commenced know that the latter have been conjectural, building a large and splendid town mansion, and are, therefore, not adapted for these in Upper Brook-street, from the designs of pages. Designed and directed by Mr. Nash, Mr. Cundy: and judging from the style and under the immediate sanction of His Ma- character of the western wing, we may exjesty, we cannot doubt but it will present pect to see an edifice worthy of the illustrimuch decorated and highly enriched archi- ous proprietor, and of his valuable collection tecture. Many columus of cast iron, 18 of pictures. feet in height, and of five tons' weight each, • The spacious and handsome Square,

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505 named Belgrade, one of the titles of the have been niuch censured; but we will vens Earl of Grosvenor, has been advanced with ture to assert that, in all these characterisgreat rapidity during the last year, and when tics, they manifest great talents in the completed will present one of the most uni- architect. They will, however, be admired form and elegant series of mansions in the by the learned foreigner, who examines Metropolis. Besides four symmetrical rows the plan, and will hereafter be duly appreciof houses, of the largest sizes, at the sides, ated by every candid connoiseur.' For the there will be four spacious insulated villas, present northern front we believe the archior mansions, at the angles of the square. tect is not answerable, and also know it is One of these, far advanced, is for Mr. Kemp, directly opposed to his plans and wishes. the founder and proprietor of Kemp-town, We have reason to believe that the alteraBrighton. Many first-rate houses have also tion of this front, from its original design, been raised in the adjoining streets. When will cost the nation above 20,0001. we reflect on the depressed state of com- “ Great additions and improvements have merce, trade, and manufactures for the last been recently made to the offices connected year, we are both astonished and delighted with the Houses of Lords and Commons : to witness the spirit and laudable zeal which but it is to be regretted, that the national actuate the gentlemen and tradesmen con- senate is not provided with a comprehensive cerned in these extensive works. If confi- and handsome edifice. At the junction of dence and prosperity again visit our Metro- Downing and Parliament Streets, a range of polis, this new part of it must become very fine buildings has been raised, from the fashionable, and consequently will amply re- designs of Mr. Soane, and appropriated to ward the speculators. Every portion seems the Council Office, Board of Trade, &c. destined for durability, respectability, and Externally it is adorned with columns and for the comforts and elegancies of polished three-quarter columns, with an euriched ensociety. A large and handsome square, wide tablature and parapet. The whole is executand well-paved streets, a strict police, with ed in free-stone, and finished with the great contiguity to the Parks, Palaces, the Houses est care and skill. On examining the proof Parliament, and to public roads, this dis- gress of these works in different stages, we trict offers very peculiar advantages. From have noticed with much gratification the 600 to 1000 men have been constantly em- very sound and skilful manner in which every ployed and supported on these works for the part has been constructed, as well as the last year. It is calculated that Belgrave superior quality of the materials employed Square alone, will cost nearly half a million in the whole edifice. We hope to see this of money. It measures 684 feet by 617 pile of building continued, both northward, feet; and the adjoining long square, called southward, and up Downing-street. Eaton Square, will be 1637 feet by 371 feet. “ At Charing Cross several houses, &c.

“A new and spacious Church, from the have been taken down, preparatory to the designs of Henry Hakewill, esq. has been formation of a large square, or open area, on recently finished at the eastern end of Eaton the site of the Kiug's Mews, with wide' Squase. Another novel feature distinguishes streets branching from it to the Strand, to this part of London ; namely, a large Dock Covent-Garden, and to the British Museum. or basin, which has been formed at the junc- The northern end of the square is to be tion of the Vauxhall and Chelsea roads, occupied by a large and grand edifice, for where many commodious wharfs and ware- the National Gallery, &c., whilst the Royal houses have been laid out and built. Be- Academy, and other public buildings, are to tween this and the Thames is a large tract of be raised on the east side, paralleled with ground, lately appropriated to gardens, but the front of St. Martin's Church. The aron which it is projected to raise a new and chitect's design of placing the Royal Acaextensive towo.

demy in the centre of the open area, as well Jo Westminster we have to notice many as in giving it the appearance of a Greek alterations and improvements, both in pro- peripteral temple, are, we apprehend, injugress, and recently executed, which must dicious. It is hoped that the buildings surastonish the stranger, and will also gratify rouuding such an area may be on a grand the real connoisseur. An extensive and scale, and richly ornamented; but that the handsome suite of Law Courts, with several area itself may be free, open, and not broken attached offices, have been finished from the in upon with any thing larger than statues. designs of Mr. Soane. These are appropri- The fine equestrian group of King Charles, ated to the legal business of Chancery, and others of his late and present Majesty, Exchequer, King's Bench, Common Pleas, might be advantageously placed in such a &c. and are connected with each other by situation, to unite with and give picturesque passages and galleries skilfully arranged, effect to the scenery, which also communicate with Westminster “ The reinoval of Carlton Palace, which Hall, and with the two Houses of Parliament. will be levelled in the course of the present These Courts, both in exterior and interior winter, and the handsome square, terrace, design, arrangement, and accommodation, fountain, &c., designed by Mr. Nash, to

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[Jan. occupy the site, will make a great alteration tific manner in which the buttress and two and improvement to the scenery of Pall other piers are built, and the aeknowledged Mall and Regent Street.

skill of the engineers and artisans engaged, “Passing hence to the northern extremity we may calculate on seeing one of the finest of London, we shall find large additions and best bridges of modern, or of ancient made to the buildings in the Regent's Park times. The fourth coffer dam on the Lonsince our former report. The Coliseum or don side was completed and emptied on the Panorama, that spacious multangular edifice, 20th of Nov. 1826. Two arches on the with a grand Doric portico, has been com- Southwark side are in the progress of buildpleted, and a vast panoramic view of London, ing; and one of the piers and sterlings of from the top of St. Paul's

church, within its the old bridge have been removed. walls, is nearly finished. The whole will be “ The excavations for, and the formation ready for exhibition the ensuing spring, of, St. Katharine's Dock, near the Tower, and must excite much curiosity from its are prosecuting with rapidity and zeal: and maguitude and novelty. To the north of the Tunnel under the Thames is also advancing this have been erected three handsome ter- in a scientific and successful manner. In races, each consisting of a symmetrical de- Shoreditch, a new Gothic Church is nearly sign, altogether including nearly 100 first finished, from the designs of Mr. Nash; and rate houses. A group of buildings, for St. in Bethnal Green another new one is far adKatherine's Hospital, in the Gothic style, vanced, from the designs of Mr. Soane. It forming six dwelling-houses, with an insu- is to be of the Grecian order, with a tower : lated chapel, and a commodious house for was commenced in July, 1825, and is to be the Master, Sir Herbert Taylor, are nearly completed in April, 1827. finished, at the eastern border of the Re- “ The new Post-Office, in St. Martin's-legent's Park, from the tasteful designs of Grand, is fast approaching completion, and Ambrose Poynter, esq. At the north-west will constitute one of the most imposing angle of the same Park, a new and handsome public buildings of the city. Preparatory Villa has been built by Mr. D. Burton, ar- to the re-erection of the whole of the Blue chitect, for the Marquess of Hertford. At coat School, or Christ's Hospital, in Newthe north-east angle of the same Park, a gate-street, a spacious and handsome Hall large piece of ground is laying out for the has been erected, from the designs of Mr. purpose of forming a Ménagerie, an Aviary, Shaw. Fish Ponds, &c., under the sauction of the A new Chapel, of novel design, being Zoological ciety. Such an object has of an amphitheatrical forın, has been recentlong been a desideratum in this great Metro- ly completed, from the designs of W. Brooks, polis : and placed in such a situation, under architect. It is seated near the Catholic the management of scientific, learned, and Chapel, in Finsbury Circus. J, B." independent gentlemen, must be both useful and amusing. Madrid and Paris have long possessed such collections ; but these are the 13. Skelton's Engraved Specimens of Arms property of the respective monarchs; here and Armour, &c. Parts 1. I1, 1/1. and IV. it will be formed by, and belong to private WE renew with great delight our persons.

observations on this very beautiful and A new Church, opposite to the north end useful publication. One sixth part of of Portland-streel, in the Paddington Road, the whole is now before us, the plates and parish of St. Mary-le-bourn, is nearly comprised in which enable us to formi executed, from the designs of Mr. Soane. East of this, and at the north end of Gower

a prelly correct idea of what the iwo street, the managers of the London University

volumes will consist when complete. have purchased a large piece of ground, and

Dr. Meyrick has availed himself of have commenced operations for building a

the opportunity of introducing curious spacious and noble edifice, from the designs historic facts from unpublished original of W. Wilkins and H. P. Gandy, architects. MSS., and of bringing to our notice The builder, Mr. Lee, has contracted to rare and early printed books. He has execute the whole, from the plans of the contrived, while imparting historic inarchitects, for 107,0001. The zeal and inde- formation, to give a sprightly and intefatigable exertions manifested by the Council, resting character 10 a kind of catalogue and the liberality in which some of them raisonnée. Nor has Mr. Skelton been can.e forward to make up the sum requisite left behind, for he and the publick apfor commencing the works, merit the thanks of every well-wisher to so laudable and meri- pear to have run a race; he' has made torious a plan.

each successive part superior to its pre“A new wing to the British Museum, decessor, and they have as unequivofrom the designs of Mr. Smirke, is nearly is as it ought to be, alike creditable to

cally encreased their patronage. This completed.

'The New London Bridge is proceeding both parties. He has managed to give with rapidity; and from the sound and scien- such clear and judicious lines with bis

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Pi. II. Hunting Implements. The collection from which this work PI. VI. Armour for the Tournament 1484 has been formed, was made, as is ge- PI. IX. Ditto Derally known, for the double purpose Pl. XV. Armour of a Knight of rendering more intelligible our an- Pl. XVIII. Armour ribbed and engraved 1500 cient Historians and Poets, and for Pl. XIX. Armour puffed and engraved 1510 the benefit of the Arts. It was felt Pl. XXII. Fluted cap-a-pee armour that, while the National Gallery of Pl. XXXI. Armour chased and engraved 1560

Pl. XLI. Cuirassier's armour . Statues displayed the beauties of the

Pl. XLVIII. Antient Danish, Anglohuman form, and the British Institu

Saxon, and German Arms. tion laid open the secrets of the art of P1. LIII. Target of the Emp. Charles V. 1550 colouring, there existed no means of Pl. LV. Details of ditto. ascertaining ancient military parapher- Pl. LXX. A brenst-plate and Morian 1595 nalia. This really patriotic service has Pl. LXXVIII. Gauntlet of Henry Prince been performed; for not only have of Wales these things been amassed with judg- Pl. XC. Halbards. ment and great cost, but most liberally Pl. XCVII. Sculpture on an ivory rendered accessible to artists of all Cross-bow . countries. Mr. Skelton's efforts, which Pl. CII. Sword engraved by Albert have been not only tastefully but faith

PI. CIV. Ditto, of the time of Eliz. fully exerted, and the scales that he

Pl. CXIII, Miserecordes and Stilettos. has invariably given, cannot fail to

Pl. CXIV. Hand Fire Arms. augment their uulity by conveying the PI. CXV. Ditto. resemblance to those who from dis- Pl. CXXII. Dags and Pistols. tance or other causes, have not had Pl.CXXIII. Powder-Alask of the French the good fortune to contemplate the Infantry rare and splendid originals.

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LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE. CAMBRIDGE, Jan. 5.

gravings of curious objects connected with The Halsean prize for the last year has the Parish. been adjudged to 'W. M. Mayers, of Catha- The Geology of Central France, and parrise Hall, for his “ Critical Eramination of ticularly the Voleanic Formations of Auour Saviour's Discourses, with regard to the vergie, the Velay, and Vivaray, containing Evidence which they afford of his Divine numerous Culoured Plates. By G. Poulett Nature."

SCROPE, Esq. F. R. and G. S. S. The subject of the Hulsean prize essay American Sketches, by a Native that for the preseat year is, “ The Contention Conotry; consisting of brief Notices of leliceen Paul and Barnabas."

National Characteristics of Life, Literature, and Manucrs.

The History of the Church of England, Ready for Publication.

from the Reformation to the beginning of Part I. of the History of the Parish of the Nineteenth Century. By J. B. S. CARClerkenwell, to be completed in two volumes, illustrated with about 60 copper-plate en- The History of the Glorious Return of gravings, representing its monastic build- the Vaudois to their Valleys iu 1689. By ings, with the mausions of nobility and HENRY ARNAUD, their l'astor and Colonel, geatry who forinerly occupied this once Translated from the original of H. Arnaud, fashionable part of the Metropolis. by Hugh Dyke Acland, esq. Embellished

MR. Allen's History of Lambeth, the with Original Sketches of that singular major part of which is printed, forming one country. volume of near fire hundred pages, closely A History of the Right Hon. William Pitt, printed, with upwards of one hundred en- Earl of Chatham, containing his Speeches Gent. Mag. January, 1827.

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Literature and Science.

(Jan. in Parliament, and a portion of his Corres- titled, Jefte in Masfa, composed in 1776, pondence never before published. By the at Florence, by the late F. H. BARTHERev. F. THACKERAY, A.M.

LEMON, esq. The first vol. (containing Cantos 1 to 12) National Tales. By' THOMAS Hood, of Orlando Furioso, in Eoglish Prose, from Author of Whims and Oddities, with Illusthe Italian of Ludovico Ariosto, with Notes. trations by Thomas Dighton. By CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON,

No. 1. of Deliciæ Sylvarum. By Mr. Principles of Physical, lotellectual, Moral, STRUTT, Author of the Sylva Britannica. and Religious Education. By W. News- A Practical Treatise on Naval BookHAM, esq.

keeping in all its branches. With an ApA Dictionary of Anatomy and Physiology. pendix, containing a variety of fornis, orders, By HENRY William DEWHURST, Surgeon. letters, returns, certificates, and other do

BAGSTER's Comprehensive Bible, con- cuments of practical utility in the daval taining, in one volume, the anthorised Ver- service. By EDWARD Lawes, R. N. sion, with copious prefaces and indexes, and No I. of a Naval and Military Magazine, more than 4,000 explanatory notes, and to be published Quarterly, containing Esabove 500,000 parallel passages.

says, Proceedings of Courts-martial, &c.

A Society “ For the Diffusion of Useful Preparing for Publication.

Knowledge,” is about to be established. Shigurf Namah-I-Valaët, or excellent In- The object is to impart useful information to telligence concerning Europe : being the such as are unable to avail themselves of Travels of Shaikh Itesa Moodeen, Moon- experienced teachers, in the various branches shee, in Great Britain and France. Trans- of knowledge, chiefly as regards the Sciences, lated from the original Persian Manuscript and the Arts connected with them, by the into Hindoostanee. With an English Ver. periodical publication of Treatises, under sion and Notes. By James Edward Alex- the direction and with the sanction of a ANDER, Esq. H. P. Late H. M. 13th Light Committee. Each Scientific Treatise to Dragoons, and Adj. of the Body Guard of contain an Exposition of the Fundamental the Governor of Fort St. George, &c.— Principles of some Branch of Science, Also by the same Author, Travels from their proofs and illustrations,—their appliIndia to England, by way of the Burman cation to practical uses, and to the explanaEmpire, Persia, Asia Minor, Turkey, &c.

tion of facts or appearances.

The

great in the years 1825-26; containing a Chro- division of Natural Knowledge, commonly nological Epitome of the late Military Trans- called Natural Philosophy, will be subdiactious in Ava; an Account of the Proceed- vided into differeat Branches,-as, Elemenings of the present Mission from the Su- tary Astronomy- Mechanical Powers-Appreme Government of lodia to the Court of plication of these to Machinery--HydroTehran; and a Summary of the Causes and statics - Hydraulics— Pneumatics - Optics Events of the existing War between Persia - Electricity-Magoetism. Separate Pracand Russia. With Sketches of Natural His- tical Treatises will be given on Diallingtory, Manners, and Customs, and illustrated Millwork-Optical Instruments; and Treawith Maps and Plates.

tises on Geometry, Algebra, and Trigono The Author of “ London in the Olden metry will be published before extending Time,” is engaged on a second volume, Natural Philosophy to its higher brauches, comprising Tales illustrative of the man- of Dynamics, Hydrodynamics, and Physical ners, habits, and superstitions of its inha- Astronomy. To each Treatise will be subbitants, from the 12th to the 16th century, joined a reference to the works or parts of in which the state of Minstrelsy, the forin works in which the same subject is discussed and proceedings of taking Sanctuary, the more at large, with suggestions for enabling ancient institutions for Archery, and the the student, who may feel so disposed, to superstitions relating to Talismans and As- prosecute his studies further, The First trology will be exhibited ; together with Treatise, being one on ELEMENTARY Astrosome notices of Sir John Froissart,, Geoffry NOMY, will be published soon, and on the Chaucer, the Countess of Richmond, Dame same day will be given gratis, an IntroducJuliana Bernes, William Caxton, and others. tory Discourse on the Advantages and Plea

A Popular Exposition of the Epistle to sures derived from the pursuits of Science. the Romans. By ROBERT Wilson, A. M. Author of a Treatise on the Divine So- The Duke of York's Library is to be sold vereignty, &c.

by Sotheby. It contains above forty-five A Reply to the Accusations of Piracy and thousand volumes, including, besides a numPlagiarism exhibited against the Author, in ber of valuable illustrated books of ancient the January Number of the Christian Re- days, nearly every publication entered at membrancer, in a review of " Horne and Stationers' Hall, and every novel and pamphCarpenter's Introduction to the Study of the let printed in the united kingdum during the Holy Scriptures.” By William

CARPENTER. last forty years. In the library is a valuable Selections from an Italian Oratorio, en- and extensive collection of maps and charts.

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