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pictures, and, happily for the arts of this projecting forehead, strongly marked fea. country, our government saw the import. tures, straight white beard, and eyes deeply ance of the collection, and purchased ii seated in their sockets, indicate at once for the nation. Other pictures now en that keenness of penetration and firmness rich this splendid gallery, the well-chosen of purpose, which were among the leading collection transmitted by the patriotic traits in the character of Julius. He apmunificence of Sir George Beaumont, pears absorbed in thought, little mindful Bart. having been added, and some fine that he is sitting for his picture ; and we specimens, ir cluding The Holy Family, may conjecture, from the expression of by Antonio Da Coreggio, and others re the countenance, that whilst Raffaello cently purchased by his majesty's govern was employed in delineating his features,
It would be impossible for us the enterprising spirit of the pontiff was here to enter into a regular detail of all the meditating the subjection of new provinces pictures contained in this invaluable galto the See of Rome in distant parts of lery, for our present purpose is merely to Italy..” point out to our readers the claims it has No. 16. A Sea Port. Claudio Lore.. upon their notice, and to assure them that nese." This picture represents a Sea. it stands foremost in the ranks of the Port view, a little before sunset in the Sights of London. We know of nothing autumn. On the right are some large more delightful than to enter into a fine vessels lying at anchor, and on the left are collection of pictures, and, as a contem- various magnificent buildings, on the porary has well observed, to breathe the facade of the most prominent of which same air as Titian, Guido, Carlo Dolci; the artist has introduced a clock, with the to look upon nature with the same eyes hand pointing to the hour of five, ingeni. as Claude, Julio Romano, and Hobbima; ously denoting thereby the time he into shake hands, as it were, with the mas tended to represent. The orb of day ter spirits of the olden time, and to allow appears near the horizon, surrounded by the refreshing flood of by-gone ages to clouds, whose orange and inflamed hue, freshen, soften, and purify our hearts. in addition to some darker clouds placed In the lower room, to the left of our en- higher in the picture, seems to menace trance, we have the whole of Hogarth's the approach of bad weather. In the Marriage-a-la- vode, and Wilkie's cele- offing is seen a watch-tower, or lightbrated Village Ale-house--and in the two house, of great height, near which are rooms above stairs we have subjects upon moored a large vessel and two smaller which the mind may meditate, and the The appearance of the shadow cast eye gaze upon, with unceasing and un. by these upon the ruffled sea is inimitably tiring admiration. We have room for a expressed, as is also the reflection of the little remark on a subject or so, and we sun upon the waves ; immediately below give Mr. Ottlcy's in preference to our which luminous part Claudio has introown, for this gentleman, who is a perfect duced a small boat with two rowers, the connoisseur, and has printed a very clever dark tint whereof, contrasting with the little work, called a Descriptive Catalogue brilliant focus of light above it, gives a of the Piclures in the National Gallery, zest to this part of the picture, and greatly with critical observations on their merits, increases its beauty. furnishes us with all that we can possibly “ The figures in the foreground and say upon the matter.
We také No. I. elsewhere are judiciously disposed, and The Portrait of Pope Julius II. Raf- employed in occupations proper to the faello Sanzio di Urbino.
Some appear giving directions ; “ The veteran pontiff is represented in whilst others are seen dragging their nets a sitting posture, his elbows resting on to land, or carefully mooring their boats, the arms of his chair, and is seen, in a in order to preserve them from the effects three-quarter point of view, to a little of the approaching gale. This picture is above the knees. His cap and short cloak said to have been painted for the King of are of crimson silk, edged with ermine, France, whose arms the artist has inserted and his under garment is of white linen, in a shield over the clock before menplaited, with silken sleeves. He holds tioned. Upon a stone on the left is inone of the arms of the chair with the left scribed Claudio inv. Roma, 1644.'” hand, whilst his right hand, which, from It is likely that the National Gallery the perspective chosen by the artist, forms will be transferred from Pall. Mall to the the most prominent object in the picture, mansion erected for his late Royal High. hangs easily, advancing before, and hiding ness the Duke of York. We shall repart of the body.
joice in the arrangement, and should the 66 The head is admirable. It is that of more rejoice were our noblemen, as suga hardy old man, accustomed to combat gested by a respected correspondent of and to conquer difficulties; and the square ours, to present the nation with only one
picture cach from their extensive and conauct, his heart was kind, and the splendid collections of the works of our scene of this visit was related to me as a best masters.
strange mixture of the pathetic and ludi.
After standing a few minutes by
the grave, to which he had walked as if Anecdotes and Recollections. he were going to play Captain Macheath,
telling blustering stories, mingled up Notings, selections,
with a seasoning of oaths and jests; he Anecdote and joke
burst into tears, literally blubbering like Our recollections ;
a great boy about his dear mother.” · With gravities for graver folk,
He remained a few minutes silent. Then walking away as if he had been viewing something quite indifferent to him, he
recovered his former spirits in an instant; I OBSERVE, in the Gentleman's Maga- and he expressed his fears that he should zine, a biography Incledon. Incledon be too late for the dinner-hour, to the conwas the melodist of nature, not of art. vivialities of which he was a well-known He had the most powerful as well as the dovotee. I once agreed with a few friends sweetest voice of his time. Incledon was to give Incledon a dinner. Our motive a coarse man, never liaving shaken off
to get some sea-songs from him, the vulgarism of his early life and habits. which no one ever sang in so noble and There is too often a tendency, arising inspiring a style, nor will ever so sing from obliquity of mind, in those who put them again. After dosing him with together the biography of remarkable champagne he began; and whether it men, to conceal humbleness of birth, and was with excitation of the wine, or real to disguise the truth respecting them if power on his part, or youthful spirits on they have sprung from low parentage, or inine, I know not, but I never felt the were born in humble circuinstances : as effect of any singing so powerfully. His if being come of wealthy or high-born “ Storm” still thrills in my ears.
He parents contributed to genius, or that drank a double quantity of wine, and the genius gained a ray of lustre from their scene closed, after my asking him to advantages. This feeling prevails in give - Total Eclipse” from Samson AgoEngland more than in any other country. nistes, by his getting only half through We should, indeed, diminish the roll of it, becoming hors de combat, with the immortal names, to which England owes words “ total eclipse-ipse-ipse” on his so much, if we deprived it of those who tongue. were neither wealthily born, nor ranked I have heard that this vocalist being in in the circumstance of birth beyond the Wales, and having to sing before a coun. middling class. Away, then, with such try audience, was accompanied by a pitiful concealings of the truth. Incledon Welsh harper, who, whatever proficiency is in some accounts stated to have been he might boast in playing the national the son of a respectable medical man in airs of the sons of St. David, was unequal Cornwall : the truth is, his father was a to the task of keeping time with Incledon. poor village apothecary, who literally The singer and the instrument started wandered through the country, almost a together, but very quickly separated ; it beggar. I knew those who had known became the race of the hair and tortoise. him well: his widow he left in great In vain Incledon began again, or paused poverty. She was rather a superior wo to make matters even. The harper was imman in appearance, but addicted in her perturbably obstinate in his jog-trot time latter years to drinking. She died some -a very German postilion. At last the where about the year 1808 ; and her son, singer could bear it no longer, and in a to his honour, always allowed her a sum paroxysm of anger, more violent for his of money annually for her maintenance, preceding attempts to suppress it, he in which was paid her by little and little at his coarse language addressed the audi. a time, to prevent her from squander- ence, “ Ladies and gentlemen, I am very
She was buried at Kenwyn by sorry-I have endeavoured to do my Chasewater; in which parish she had best, I cannot go on for this d lived many years. I think, but am not King David's harp of your's." This certain, that Incledon was born at Helston. profane mode of introducing an Old Tes. He went into the west, soon after his tament name was nothing to the contempt mother's decease, on a professional tour, it implied for the patron saint of Wales and, journeying into Cornwall, visited and his instrument, which was all Incledon with a feeling, which did honour to his meant to express ; unluckily, or perhaps heart, her humble grave. Coarse as Inluckily for himself, introducing king” clecon was in manners and in general for " saint." - New Monthly Magasino,
DUKE OF YORK
and quick. Endeavour, therefore, to put
your blood in motion. Exercise is the NEARLY twenty years ago General England, now deceased, was commander of
best way to do it; but you may also help the garrison of Plymouth.
He was a
yourself, in moderation, with wine, or
other excitements. Only you must take very tall man, and proportionably broad, with no little abdominal protuberance;
care so to proportion the use of any arti. in short, one of the largest of the male
ficial stimulus, that it may not render the species. I was told by his Aide-de
blood languid by overexciting it at first; Camp, that on his introduction to the
and that you may be able to keep up, by Duke of York being over, (on his return
the natural stimulus only, the help you from some command abroad,) as soon as
have given yourself by the artificial.he turned his back and was out of hear
The Indicator. ing, his Royal Highness said in a low SECURING A PLACE BY THE NIGHT tone to an officer near him,—" Eng'and!
COACH. . Great Britain, by G--!
WELL Jack! having bid good-bye to WAVERLEY.
you all, and slipt one of Nancy's small It is a curious, yet well authenticated tortoiseshell combs, and sweet little arti. fact, that the novel of Waverley—the ficial ringlets, into my bosom, I hurried first, and perhaps the best, of the prose
off to the Swan with Two Necks, my writings of Sir Walter Scott—remained
valise under my arm, to secure a place, for more than ten years unpublished. So inside, for the night. I wanted to know far back as 1805, the late talented Mr. what the fare was by the hour, as that John Ballantyne announced Waverley, appeared to me the most correct way of a work preparing for publication,
doing the thing, but the clerks would not but the announce excited so little atten listen to any such proposal ; and when I tion, that the design was laid aside for inquired how we were to settle, whenever reasons which every reader will guess.
I might detain the coach for an extra In those days of peace and innocence, the half-hour or so, they smiled, and told me spirit of literary speculation had scarcely
that I should post it. I answered them begun to dawn in Scotland ; the public sharply, that it was their business to post taste ran chiefly on poetry ; and even if it, as they were paid for posting their gifted men had arisen capable of treading master's accounts.-A Cockney's Journey in the footsteps of Fielding, but with a to Ireland. London Magazine. name and reputation unestablished, they
MAXIMS TO LIVE BY. must have gone to London to find a publisher. The 6 magician” himself, The only certain test by which we can with all his powers, appears to have been ascertain the sincerity of our regard for by no means over sanguine, as to the our friends is, the feeling with which we ultimate success of a tale, which has made receive the news of their happiness and millions laugh, and as many weep; and aggrandizement; the more especially when in autumn he had very nearly delivered fortune has raised them a degree or two a portion of the MSS. to a party of sports.
above our own level.-- Literary Magnet. men, who visited him in the country, and were complaining of a perfect famine of PhiloSorry, like medicine, has abun. wadding:
dance of drugs,--few good remedies, and
scarcely any specifics. Ibid. A GLORIOUS BULL. The following is related in Nugæ Canore; or, Epitaphian Mementos of the
SONG. Medici Family of Modern Times, in a SWEET 18 the calm sequester'd cell, sketch of Dr. Sims, “ of a countryman of Sweet is the daisy-spangled dell, his, who said with great naiveté, · My And sweet the breath of early day, dear doctor, it is of no use your giving
Whe) zephyrs with yourig suubeains play ;
But, dearest, these are all forgot, me an emetic; I tried it twice in Dublin,
And fail to charin where thou art not! and it would not stay on my stomach either time.'"
I love the brilliant courtly scene,
I love the grove's delightful green,
The fountain and the bright cascade, If you are melancholy, and know not The rose-wreath'd bower and grotto shade; why, be assured it must arise entirely
But palace, fountain, grove, or grot,
Can never charm where thou art not! from some physical weakness; and do your best to strengthen yourself. The blood of a melancholy man is thick and slow. The blood of a lively man is clear
St. Paul's School.
This school was founded by Dr. John good literature, both Latin and Greek. Colet, dean of St. Paul's, in the begin- No mode of admission is prescribed, nor ning of the reign of Henry VIII. It is anything said of the class of persons, appears that the building of the school whether rich or poor, from whom the at the east end of St. Paul's church-yard, scholars are to be selected. There are was begun in 1508 and finished in 1512; grounds of inference that the founder that in 1511, the dean applied to the contemplated both. On the one hand, crown for license to convey lands in it is provided the children shall not use Buckinghamshire, consisting of divers tallow candles in the school, but only manors, messuages, and rents, in trust, wax candles, at the cost of their friends, to the wardens and commonalty of the which seems little compatible with the Mercers' Company, for the support of circumstances of poor children. On the the said school for the instructing of boys other hand, it is directed, that each child, “ in good manners and literature, and on admission, shall pay, once for ever, for maintaining one master and one or four-pence for entering his name, which two ushers, according to the ordinances sums the poor scholar shall have that of the dean, hereafter to be made. sweeps the school ; and other offices are
The rent of the lands conveyed by this directed to be done by a poor child of the grant may be considered as the original school. The mode of education is the endowment of the school, and constituted same as that of other grammar-schools its only revenue for several years. Sub. expressed to be for poor children. sequent benefactions were however added The high-master is to be chosen by the by dean Colet to the foundation ; and in Mercers' Company; and he is to be a addition to this munificent revenue from man “ hoole in bodie” and “ lerned in the endowment of the dean, the school good and cleane Latin literature, and also enjoys a valuable benefaction for the es. in Greke,” to have his lodgings free, in tablishment of exhibitions at the Univerthe school-house, and to receive, for his sity of Cambridge, under the will of wages, a mark a week, and a liveryviscount Campden, who devised for this gown of four nobles, “ delivered in purpose a noiety of the tithes of several clothe;" the sur-master to be appointed parishes in Northumberland.
by the high-master, and approved by the For the information contained in company, and to receive for his wages the following remarks, we are indebt. 6s. 8d. a week, with a livery-gown of ed to a clever compilation, entitled four nobles ; the chaplain is to have, for Public Charities. It is stated that by wages, £8. a year, and a livery-gown of the statistics of the school, drawn up by 26s. 8d. the founder, it is directed that there shall The company have full power to add be taught in the school, children of all to or diminish the statutes of the founder. nations and countries indifferently, to the The management of the school estate, number of 153; that, at the time of their and of the immediate concerns of the admission, they shall be able to say their school, is vested in two officers, elected catechism, and to read and write compe. every year, from the members of the tenily, and that they shall be taught company, called the surveyor-accountant
and the assistant-surveyor. The master Methought to chilJhood's bloomy track
Life's vagrant footsteps were restored; of the company for the year is uniformly
And blessings manifold came back, appointed surveyor-accountant, and the
Long lost, and deep deplored : master of the company next in succession
The perished and the past arose ;to the mastership, assistant-surveyor.
I saw the sunuy tresses wave, The number of scholars continues
And heard the silver tongues of those limited to 153. New scholars, as va Cold, cold within the grave! cancies occur, are appointed by the sure
But yet for their no grief awoke, veyor-accountant for the year. On their
They seem'd a part of Nature still; admission they pay a shilling to the por Smelt the young flowers, gazed from the rock, ter, which is the only charge they are And listen'd to the rill:put to, except for books and wax tapers ; All was so silent, so serene, but the last, from the hours of attend. So sweetly calm, so geutly gay, ance, are rarely required.
Methonght e'en Death no ill had been
On that pure vernal day.
DELTA. milar in system to that of other large public schools. Once in the year there is a general examination of the scholars, THE SHEPHERD'S CALENDAR. called the " Apposition,” which lasts By the Ettrick Shepherd. three or four days; after which rewards
GENERAL ANECDOTES--SHEEP. are given, and the distribution of exhi. bitions to the university determined. THE sheep has scarcely any marked
In addition to the nine Cainpden exhi. character, save that of natural affection, bibitions of £100. each, the company of which it possesses a very great share. have appropriated £450. of the revenues It is otherwise a stupid, indifferent ani. of the school to the establishment of mal, having few wants, and fewer expe. nine other exhibitions of £50. each, dients. The old black-faced, or forest which latter are open to any college in breed, have far more powerful capabi. either university.
lities than any of the finer breeds that The education of the school is now
have been introduced into Scotland, and carried on by four masters—the high- therefore the few anecdotes that I have to master, sur-master, usher, and the assis. relate, shall be confined to them. tant.master. The salary of the high The most singular one that I know of, master is £600.; the sur-master £300. ; to be quite well authenticated, is that the usher £220.; the assistant £200.; of a black ewe, that returned 'with her with sundry gratuities and allowances, lamb from the head of Glen-Ly for house-rent, gown, &c.; making the the farm of Harehope, in Tweeddale, total amount of the salaries and emolu. and accomplished the journey in nine ments of the masters, £1,513. 138. 4d. days. She was soon missed by her owner, per annum.
and a shepherd followed her all the way to Crieff, where he turned, and gave her
up. He got intelligence of her all the SPIRIT OF THE
way, and every one told him that she Public Journals.
absolutely persisted in travelling on-She would not be turned, regarding neither
sheep nor shepherd by the way. Her VERNAL STANZAS.
lamb was often far behind, and she had
constantly to urge it on, by impatient Vernal delight and joy, able to drive All sadness but despair.
bleating. She unluckily came to Stir.
ling on the morning of a great annual BRIGAT shone the sun, blue was the day, "fair, about the end of May, and judging The noontide air was very clear ;
it imprudent to adventure through the The Highland mountains round our bay,
crowd with her lamb, she halted on the And all far things seem'd near:
north side of the town the whole day, I rested on a primrose bank, An April softness bath'd the breeze,
where she was seen by hundreds lying As 'twere new life my spirit drank
close by the road side. But next mornFrom out the budding trees.
ing, when all grew quiet, a little after
the break of day, she was observed steal. The sportive sea-gull voyaged by,
ing quietly through the town, in apparent Turning his white sails to the sun ;
terror of the dogs that were prowling about The little birds sang merrily
the street. The last time she was seen Tbat Spring was now begun :
on the road, was at a toll-bar near St. The snow-drops all had ta'en farewell, But yet some crocus-flowers were bright;
Ninian's ; the man stopped her, thinking The hyacinth, to nurse its bell,
she was a strayed animal, and that some Drank in the purple light.
one would claim her. She tried several