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with the juice of the çrape! I do not hesitate | to this situation is very humorously re- This edifice," said I, pointing to the to forswear the religion of my fathers.'
late:l; and as the diplomatic anecilotes first building of note in the suburb which we * Judging from this poetical licence, it which follow are curious illustrations of met on our way, " is the palace of the Ichmas naturally he supposed that all the ad- the genuineness of the work, we quote fruitful seminary of farourites, of Pashas,
Oglans—the Sultan's pages. It is the most mirazioa of Prince Alirza was exhalisted on
the whole passage. England. When he arrived in France, like
and of Sultanas husbands. In that direction an unhappy lover, he observed everything Absorbed in this weighty consideration lives that most respectable of characters the with chagrin and ill-huinour. Perhaps some (how to subsist) I slowly walked down the Linperial internuncio-the Baron Herbert ; of this condemnations may be attributed to hill of St. Deinetrius, when I fancied I dis- who, with all the shrewdness of a thoroughthe effects of indigestion. Our fêtes, he cerned at a distance a caravan of travellers, paced minister, coinbines all the playfuil sinsays, gave him the heart-ache ; our meat who, with a slow and steady pace, were ad- plicity of a child. Further on dwells the más always dried and barnt up; we are, in vancing towards Pera, the residence of the French einbassador Monsieur de Choiseurhis opinion, barbarians in the art of cookery. Franks at Constantinople. I mechanically Gouffier-a very great man in little things ; The English excel in the pleasures of the quickened my pace, in order to survey the and opposite him lircs his antagonist in tiste, tuhle. But our ladies, our fair Parisians, procession more closely.
politics, and country, the english envoy Sir displeased the Ambassador almost as much First in the order of march came a clumsy Robert Ainslie-of whom the world mainas our dinners. He had before told us, that ealas'ı, stowed as full as it could hold of tains exactly the reverse. Quite at the botthey wanted the modesty and graceful man- wondering, travellers; next came a heavy ton of the street, likewise facing each other, ners of the beauties of Britain ;-he now arabir, loaded with as many trunks, portman- live the envoys of Russia and of Sweden. The tells us, that they have the habit of paint-tea'is, parcels, and packages, as it conld former I feel bound to respect, whatever be
that their head-dresses resemble those well carry; and lastly led up the rear, a grim- bis merit; the latter really possesses much. of Indian dancers; and that their short-waisted looking Tartar, keeping orier among half a Ife is an Armenian, who writes in French a dreves give them the appearance of being dozen Frank servants of every description, history of Turkey. Lately he has made with hung-backed. He examined them closely, jogging heavily along on their worn out jades. his bookseller an exchange profitable to in the ball-room, the theatre, the public At this sight the Drongeman blood began | both, -he having given his manuscript, and gandens ; but not one erer inade the slightest to speak within me. “These are strangers, the other his daughter: that is to say, the impression on him ; " and yet, (he says,) I Anastasius,” it whispered: "be thou their Armenian a single voluminous work, and the am naturally arnorous, and easily capti- interpreter, and thy livelihood is secured." I Frenchman a brief epitoine of his whole shop. rated.” It was doibtless in consequence chevet the inward voice as an inspiration Wedyed in between the palaces of Spain and of these reflections, that the Ambassador from Heaven, and, after smartening myself Portugal is that of the Dutch embassador, dermed it adviseable, on his second visit to up a little, approached the first carriage whose name, Vandendiddoin-totgelder, is France, to bring with him a Circassian “Wetcome to Pera, excellencies !” said I, almost too long for these short autumn days ; Slase, and thus to travel with a fragment of with a profound bow, to the party within. and whose head is thought to be almost as his Harem. Had our ladies perused this im- At these words up started two gaunt figures long as his naine : inasmuch as he regularly pertinent hook six months ago, they certainly in night caps, with spectacles on their noses receives, twice a week, the Leyden Gazette"; would not have clapped so heartily whenever and German pipes in their mouths--whose which renders hin beyond all controversy thé Prince Mirza-Aboul-Taleb-Khan appeared respective corners still kept mechanically best informed of the whole Christian Corps in public. To say the French ladies are putting whiffs of sinoke at each other. The Diplomatique, in respect of Turkish politics. hnınp-backed, and to compare the English first action which followed was to lay their You see, gentlemen, the representatives of luies to the roses of Dainascús! 0," the hands on the blunderbusses hung round the all the potentates of Christendom, from l'cabominable Persian !
carriage : But seeing me alone, on foot, and tersburgh to Lisbon and from Stockholm to "After suchoutrages, national honour com- to all appearance not very formidable, they Naples, are here penned up together in this pels is to close the book. We abandon the seemned after some consultation to think they single narrow street, where they have the at. trav tier to his fate :-he may visit the south might venture not to fire, and only kept sta- vantage of living as far as possible from the of France and Italy ;-he may go to Con- ing at me in profound silence. I therefore Turks among whom they come to reside, stantinople, and relate his adventures to his repeater my salute in a more articulate man- and of watching all day long the motions of good friends the Turks ;-in a word, he may ner, and again said ; “welcome, Excellencies, their own colleagues, from their most disbaish his travels by passing through Mossous, to Pera, where you are most anxiously ex- tant journies to the sublime Porte, to their Bull
, "issora, and Bombay-We care pected. As you will probably want a skilful inost ordinary visits to the recesses at the cotàing about him. We are only sorry to interpreter, give me leave to recommend a bottom of their gardens." be obliged to confess, that the narrative is most unexceptionable person, ---I mean my. These little specimens of my saroir-dire instructive and entertaining; that the transla- self. Respectable references, I know, are in- seemned to please my (ierinan friends. They tion is executed with talent, and that the dispensable in a place where every one is on immediately noted them down in their huge work has already come to a sceond edition.” the watch to impose upon the univary travel memorandum books, which, no more thanı
ler; but such I think I can name. As to their short pipes, ever were left iille an in
what character they may give me; that,”Saastasius; OT
stant. Scarce had the party stepped into Memoirs of a Greek. adsert I with a inolest bow,-“ it becomes the inn, which I was allowed to recommend, 3 vols.
not your humble scrvant hiinself to state.” when they engaged me for the whole fort(Continued.)
At so Christian-like a speech, uttered in night which they meant to devote to the surOur reluctance to part with Anasta- the very heart of Turkey, the travellers grin-vey of the Turkish Capital. sius
, is shown by the exception which ned froin ear to ear with delight. "It prodlu- My travellers were of the true inquisitive the pleasant and profligate hero has the two chiefs cricd out in chorus : "Oni proach ; a circunstance higiily favourable
ced another short consultation ; after which sort. Every body used to fly at their apcaused us to make from our general rule, chni pesoin ;” and bade me mount by their to my interest. Under the notion of alvavi of closing the subjects of the year within side. This enabled ine, after a little coin-applying for information at the fonntaiu-lenii, the last Number of our annual volume. pliment on Germany their birth-place, and they would stop the surliest Turk they met, Our apology follows.
on their proficiency in the French idiom, im- to ask why Moslemen locked up their woWhen released from the Bagnio, the mediately to enter upon the duties of my of- men. One day they begged the Imperial destitute but pliant Greek has to seek fice--for which I thought myself sufficiently minister, at his own table, to tell them confor means to sustain life ; and he happily Drogueinan of the Porte, Blorosi, let off in They were very solicitors to know from th:
qualified by the squibs which I had heard the fidentially whether Austria was to be trusteil. gets employment as an interpreter in company with my patron at ihe diplomatic Russian envoy the number of Catherine the European quarter. His introduction corps of Peru."
lover!; and they pressed hard for an india
ence of the Kislar-Aga, only to enquire correct account, of an adventure in which jamined up against the wall, and the button whence carne the best black eunuchs. Had one of our own countrymen figured. maker six feet high, and as strong as a horse. they been in company with the Grand Mufti, Anastasius proceeds
All therefore I could do in the way of hethey certainly would have asked his honest
roism would have been to have let him blow opinion of the mission of Mohammed ; and This first experiment gave me a taste for out my brains at once ;-after which, adieu they would scarce have neglected the oppor- the Tergiumanic life. It also encreased my my turn, at least here below! I therefore timity, liad it ofered, of enquiring of the means of success in that line. Until I took signed, had the satisfaction of seeing the reSultan himself, whether he was legitimate up my residence at Pera, I had little inter- ceipt neatly folded up and deposited in a little heir to the Califate, as he asserted. In con- course with that odd race of people yclept red morocco pocket-book with silver clasps, sequence of this straight-forward system, 1 Franks, except through the stray specimens was offered a sequin for the exercise I had was every inoinent obliged to interfere, and that now and then crossed the harbour, on a afforded, took the inoney, and, leaving the to pledge myself for the guiltless intentions visit of curiosity or business to Constantino-button maker to write home what mean rasof our travellers. The statistics of the ein- ple. I now got acquainted with their ways, cals the Greeks were, departed fully imprespire, its government, politics, finances, &c. while they became familiarised with my per- sed with the usefulness of learning languages. indeed, they troubled themselves little about. son. This gradually procured me the ad- Almost every evening the man of buttons All such things they thought they could learn vantage of sceing and serving in my new ca- used to walk from Pera, where he had his much more compen:liously at home from the pacity, samples of almost every nation of lodginys, to a merchant's at Galata, from Leipsic gazetteer; but the botany and mine Europe. Thus I formed a sort of polyglot whence he frequently returned home pretty rulogy of the country were what they studied collection of certificates of my own ability late at night, without any escort ; trusting to both body and soul.' Every day we brought and merits, which I filed very neatly accor- his small pocket instrument, and to his own home from our excursions such heaps of ding to the order of their dates ; and to a colossal stature, for his safety. A dexterous what the ignorant chose to call hay and sight of which I treated every new comer thrust, at an unexpected turn, might easily stones, that the ways whom we met on our whom I thought worthy of that distinction.
have sent him to the shades below; but this way used to ask whether these were for food Once, however, the lofty inanner and the would not have sufficed to assuage my thirst and lodging ; while the inore fiunatical among imperious tone of an English traveller, newly for just revenge. I wished to inflict a shame the Turks swore we carried away patterns arrived, completely deceived me. From his more deep, more lasting, than iny own, and of the country, in order to sell it to the inti- fastidiousness I inade no doubt I was ad- which, like Proinetheus's vulture, should dels; and one party, by way of giving us dressing some great Mylordo. It was a but keep gnawing the traitor's heart while he enungh of what we wanted, was near stoning ton maker to whom I had the honour of lived. His great ambition at Constantinople us to death. Herenpon, to elude observa- bowing;. He came red hot from a place was to boast the good graces of some Turktion, my cunning travellers determined to called Birmingham, to show the Turks sam- ish female,-young or old, fair or ugly, no druss after the country fashion: but this only ples of his manufacture. Unfortunately matter ! On this laudable wish I founded made bad worse; for they wore their new Turks wear no buttons, at least such as he my scheme. garb so aukwardly, that the natives began to dealt in; at which discovery he felt exceed- Mufiled up in the feridjee which entirely think they put it on in mockery, and were ingly wroth. My ill fated back was destined covers the figure of the Mohaminedan fair, frequently near stripping them to the skin ; to feel the first brunt of his ill humour. Af- and the veil which conceals their faves, I went in lependent of which, whenever they went ter spending nearly two hours in spelling and scated myself, immediately after dusk, vut, they got so entanglet in their shuksheers every word of every one of my certificates on one of the tomb-stones of the extensive and trowsers, their shawls and their papoo
“ this then,” said he in a scarce intelligible cemetery of Galata, where my traveller had shes, that our progress might be traced by idiom, which he fancied to be French, " is to pass. the mere relics of their habiliments which the evidence of your deserts ? ” “It is, He soon arrived, and, as I expected, stopstrewed the road. Sole manager both of the swered I, with an inclination of the head. ped to survey the lonely fair one, whose aphome and foreign department, I however . And I am to make it the rule of my beha- pearance seemed to invite a comforter. The tried to give all possible respectability to viour ?”. “If your Excellency be pleased bait took. My friend, on his nearer approach, their appearance, and never would suffer their to have that goorlness,". replied I smirking aware that his pantomime was more intellidignity to be committed by paltry savings; most agreeably. Very well,” resumed the gible than his idiom, had recourse to the uniat the same time that, to 'shew them how traitor, never inoving a muscle of his insipid versal language : hé held up a sequin,-his careful I was of their money, I took care countenance, “My Excellency will have that regular fee on all occasions,—and my acceptsometimes to detain thein au hour or two in goodness.” And up he gets, gravely walks ance of which encourages my shepherd to driving a close barguin about a few paras,- —without uitering another syllable to the become more enterprising. He now wishes especially when I saw them in a hurry. Ac- door, turns the key in the lock, takes a little to unveil me I resist :-but by way of concordingly, if they had any fault to find with bit of a pistol scarce five inches long-also promise for keeping concealed any features, me, it was for my over scrupulous economy. from Birmingham I suppose-ont of his I shes my necklace, my bracelets, my girdle. That failing alone cxcepted, they thought me pocket, spatches up a cudgel as thick as my In an infantine manner I slip the manacles a treasure, and so I certainly found them. wrist, and turning short upon me, who stood from my own wrists over those of my com
The fortnight of their intended stay having wondering in what this strange prelude was panion, and, before his suspicions are arouselapsed, they were all impatience to depart
. to end, holds the pistol to my throat, and lays ed, have the satisfaction to see him fast Out of pure regard for science, I contrived the cane across my back.
bound in chains, not only of airy love, but to prolong their sojourn another fortnight, This operation performed to his satisfac- of good solid brass ; and with a soft lisp wish by various little delays, which with a little tion: “It was No. 5, ”coolly said the mis-hiin joy of being at once handcuffed and piindustry I brought about in the most natu- creant," whose contents I thought it right nioned. It was now I shewed my face, and ral way imaginable, but which I joined them to comply with first ; as being written by one drew out my handjar. Seeing him disposed in lamenting exceedingly: and when at last of iny countrymen, and because I make it a to remonstrate, “No noise,” cried 1, or they set off which I saw with very sincere rule, in every species of business, to get the you die ; but return me the receipt.” Unregret-1 was left by them in possession of worst part over first. Had you understood able to stir, my prisoner in a surly tone bade a most flattering written testimonial of my our language as an interpreter by profession me take it myself
. I did so, and thanked zeal and fidelity. As to their behaviour to ought--you might have known the certificate him ; "but,” added 1, "as we have not me, its liberality might be suficiently inferred in question to be a solemn adjuration to all here—as with you—all the conveniences for from the change in my appearance." I looked the writer's countrymen, to treat you as I writing, accept the acknowledgement of the a different person.
have had the pleasure of doing ; and all that poor and illiterate :” saying which, I drew
remains for you to perform, is to give me a the holy mark of the cross after the Greek The continuation of this course affords regular receipt, such as I may have to shew." form, neatly but indelibly, with the buttonus a droll, and we dare say, not very in- The pistol was still tickling my throat, 1, maker's oun sequin, on his clumsy forchead;
poured into the wound some of the gunpow- one passage, in which the author seems to centre of the commerce of the Arabs with der out of his pouch ; and, apologizing for have made a singular mistake.
India and China. The notes on this chapter, the poorness of the entertainment, bade him Sir W. Ouseley, when speaking of the isle though very interesting to the lovers of good night and walked off.
of Ceylon and its productions, and referring oriental literature, are not susceptible of A troop of Caleondjces of my acquain- to a curious passage of the Nozhat alkoloub, analysis. tanee, reeling home from a tavern, happened a work by Hamd-Allah Kazwini, frequently The remaining part of this volume will be to come up just as I retired, and took all quoted by the name of the Persian Geogra- examined in another article. that I had left. The next morning the man pher, employs a long note on the mineral Art. V. Tresor des Origines, et Dictionnaire of buttons departed from Constantinople substance called in Persian Sunbadeh. Our raisonné de la langue Françoise, par Ch. without sound of trumpet, before sunrise ; author having quoted what we find in the Pougens. Specimen. 4to. and never since has been heard of in the Tarkang Djekanguiri and in the Burhan kati, We shall not enter into an examination Turkish dominions.
on the Sunbadèh, or Emery, adds : " These of this specimen of the immense labours of (To be continued.)
notions appear to be partly borrowed from Mr. Pougens, but merely state, some cir
Hamd-Allah Kazwini, who in that part of cumstances relative to them. Mr. P. inANALYSIS OF THE JOURNAL DES SAVANS
his work which relates to mineralogy, des tends to publish, Ist. a Tresor des Ori
cribes the Sunbadeh, as a sandy rough stone gines, &c. in six volumes in folio; 2d. an FOR AUGUST.
of which the lapidaries make use to pierce abridgement of the same work, in 3 rols. 4to. Art. IV. Travels in various Countries of the hard stones, and " when pulverized and and 3d. a great Dictionary of the French
East, by Sir William Ouseley. Vol. 1. 4to. rubbed on beards that hare decayed through Language. These three lexicons will contain We have had of late such frequent occa- age, it serves to restore them.” The mean the results of the learned researches in which sion to direct our attention to Persia, in ing of the original is this : “ It is reduced to the author has employed upwards of forty noticing the travels of Mr. Morier, Lieute powder, and applied to inveterate svounds, years. When we are informed that Mr. nant Col. Johnson, &c. that in the great and it cures them.” This property of emery Pougens has been wholly deprived of his press of other matter, we have hitherto is certified by the Greek physicians ; and the eye-sight since the age of twenty-three, omitted to notice the present important whole passage of Haind-Allah appears to be we must still more admire the extent of his work.
borrowed from · Dioscorides, whose text labours, and the powers of his memory. We Sir Gore Oaseley, the anthor's brother, secins, however, to want some correction. can hardly conceive how he could collect and having been appointed Ambassador Extra-(Dioscor. de Med. Mat. lib. V. cap. 166.) so happily distribute so many facts, testiordinary, and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Sir W. Ouscley has been led astray by the monies, and words of all languages, in his TreCourt of Russia, it was natural that Sir double meaning of the original word, which sor, and so many classical texts in his gramWilliam Ouseley, who had applied himself signifies both wound and beard.
matical dictionary. The number of authors for many years to the study of the language The second chapter contains the voyage consulted to compose his Tresor, is above and literature of Persia, should take this op- from Ceylon to Bombay, the stay inade in 4200. This specimen cannot but increase portunity of visiting a country the history the last place, the visit paid by the traveller the eagerness of the learned to be soon in and antiquities of which were the constant to the ancient monuments of Kineri
, in the possession of these most important works. objects of his meditations. He was, conse island of Salsette, and to the subterraneous Art. VI. Esprit, Origine et Progrès des Inquently, attached to the Embassy as private temple of Elephanta. The text of this stitutions, judiciaires, des principaux pays secretary to Sir Gore Ouseley. We shall chapter appears to us to elicit nothing de l'Europe, par S. D. Meyer. Tome ler. pass over the descriptive part of the voyage, new; but the notes, as in the preceding, con- A highly important and interesting work, and merely say that this first volume termi- tain various learned researches : for instance, to which we may probably return when rates with the arrival of the Embassy at on the loves of Joseph and Zuleika, which is the subsequent volumes are published. Schiraz.
a subject handled by many Persian poets ; This volume is divided into six chapters : on the Banian tree; on the similarity that Ist. from England to Madeira, Rio de Ja- has been observed between the divinities of
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. neiro, and Ceylon. 2d. From Ceylon to India and those of the Egyptians and the the coasts of Malabar and Bombay. 3d. On Greeks; on the period to which the monuments the Parsės and Guebres, the worshippers of of Elephanta belong, &c. At the end of the St. Petersburgh, 30th November. The fire. Ath. Voyage from Bombay to the Persian second chapter, Sir W. mentions the Parses literary collection of the Imperial Academy Galph and Buschire. 5th. Éncampment of or fire worshippers, to whom, and their of Sciences at St. Petersburgh has been enthe Embassy near Buschire. 6th. Journey religion and customs, the whole third chapter riched, this summer, with a treasure which from Buschire to Schiraz.
is employed. Sir W. is of opinion, that the deserves particular mention in the annals of The nature of the antiquarian and crudite Trinity of God was at all times a principal the Academy, not only on account of its noresearches founded on the travels of Sir W. point in the religion of the Persians ; but if velty and value ; but also of its importance, O. and which, according to the author's inten- we examine the affair with full impartiality, and the great influence which it may have in tion, were to constitute its chief merit, ap- I fear we shall find some exaggeration in the future, or the cultivation of a department of pears in the first chapter, in the notes by favorable idea which Dr. Hyde, and after science which has long been neglected in which it is accompanied. The ancient name him Sir W. Ouseley, have conceived, of the Russia. of Tapiobana, the other ancient and modern religion of the Parses. When speaking of A collection of near five hundred Persian, names of Ceylon, the principal productions the Parsès, Sir W. takes occasion to do full Arabic, and Turkish MSS. has been added of that island, the commercial intercourse of justice to the labours of Mr. Anquetil du at once to the treasures already possessed by the ancients with China, inquiries relative to Perron, and expresses much regret that Sir the Asiatic Museum of the Academy. They the situation of Ophir, an ancient expedition William Jones did not perceive the value of were collected in Syria, Mesopotamia, and of a Persian monarch against the inhabitants the services rendered to literature by the Persia, by a person versed in those languages, of Ceylon, romantic adventures of Alexander, learned Frenchman.
namely, M. Rousseau, formerly the Consul the visit of that prince accompanied by the In the fourth chapter the author resumes General of France at Aleppo, and since at philosopher Belinas to Adam's Peak, and the thread of his narrative, from the depar- Bagdad, and taken to France, where they many other accessory objects, are treated of, ture of the Embassy from Bombay, to their were immediately purchased for Russia, beeither in the text of the notes of this first landing at Buschire. The most interesting fore any competition arose from other counchapter. What is most curious in these re- part of this chapter, on the historical and tries. His Majesty the Emperor has now made searches, are the quotations from a great geographical details relative to Ormuz, and a present of them to the Academy of Scinumber of oriental writers, always given in the other islands in the Persian Gulph; and ences. It deserved to be acquired for Rusthe original language, and translated with also to the maritime city of Siraf, which sia, and the first learned institution of the great accuracy. We have, however, observed under the reign of the Abassides was the empire may be proud of having this treasure
confided to its care. Its Asiatic Museum, of divine protection. Some time had clapsed, free of their labour is employed in increaswhich was already distinguished by its fine when he found that he had acquired by his ing their own comforts. They are taught collection of Chinese, Japanese, Mantchou, industry the sum of a hundred florins (about reading, writing, and arithmetic, with a little Mongol, Kalunuck, and Tungusian writings, ten pounds), two carts, and three horses. He history and gevgraphy*. Religious instrucas well as of Oriental coins and antiquities, happened to break a wheel in the village of tion is particularly attended to. Most of bas by this sudden and great addition of Langendorff: this accident appeared to him the teachers are former pupils in the estabMusselman NISS. gained in utility as much to be an invitation from providence to begin lishment, assisted in their functions by the as it has acquired in higher rank among si- in this place the execution of his favourite eldest of the present pupils,who,together with milar collections in foreign countries. For project. The plan for building an Orphan- the directors, keep the books, and make the this new collection contains, in each of the House was soon fixed upon. Two workmen reports to the government. At the age of three languages, and in almost every science, who assisted him in building, were the first fifteen they may quit the house, and choose a number of the most distinguished and clas- benefactora to the intended establishment, themselves a profession; but they still continue sical works of Islamisin, which it would be one giving twelve groschen (eighteen-pence) their connection with the director, who pays in vain to look for in the whole continent of and the other ten groschen. A gardener of the for their apprenticeship on acconnt of the the Russian empire, in the libraries of the name of Dunkel joined in this good work; establishment. † The girls are put out to most learned Mollahi among its Mahometan he put the garden in order, and planted service in good families, and keep up, until inhabitants. Professor Froehn has published, a yine.
they are of age, a correspondence with the in an extraordinary Supplement to the St. It was with such slender ineans, but with director, a highly respectable man, and inPetersburgh Gazette, a valuable report upon confidence in God, that Bucher cominenced deed their futher; it is by this name that the this measure, of which the above is the in- what he had long considered as the object of teachers as well as the pupils call him. The troduction.
bis existence in this world. In 1712 he took merit of having brought back to its true des.
up his abode here with four orphans. tination, an establishment so interesting in THE ORPHAN HOUSE OF LANGENDORFF IN Pray and work : this was his principle : its origina truly Christian charity ; a great SAXONY.
according to this he regulated the habits deal of simplicity, which does not exclude Mr. Editor.-The importance of amelior- of his pupils, that they might, above all firmness of character ; great talents, and inating the education of the people becomes things, imbibe the fear of God; and then defatigable activity, tempered by a patience every day more evident: all governments are that they might learn to provide themselves which is proof against every trial, eminently sensible of the necessity of it, but inost of for all their wants. Instruction, according distinguish the Rev. Mr. Wurker. them are still far from placing this object in to him, should tend to give to man the the first rank, as they will probably be obliged knowledge and the use of his own powers. LEARNED SOCIETIES. to do sooner than they are aware.
These principles, which he exemplified by luable time may not be lost, it is to be de practice, produced the happiest effects.
OXFORD, Dec. 25. sired, that till governments give the effica- Poor, but ardent in the cause of truth,
per- The whole number of Degrees in Michaelcious aid which they alone can give, the severing in the conviction that he had found mas Term was—D.D. three ; B.D. one ; friends of humanity may not relax in their it, Bucher made his enterprize succeed. In B. C. L. two; M. A. thirty; B. A. sixtyendeavours to prepare the way. In England, 1720 his pupils amounted to fifty-one ; and five. Matriculatious ninety-fire. it is true, benevolence does not want a spur he then received some assistance from
CAMBRIDGE, Dec. 24. when'any plan is brought forward which af- the Duke of Weissenfels, and a hundred There being two of Sir William Browne's fords eren but a plausible prospect of reliev- crowns per annum, with exemption from Medals, (the one for the Latin Ode, and the ing the distress of our fellow-creatures. But certain taxes, froin the Elector of Saxony. other for the Greek and Latin Epigrams,) we are so used to do things on a large scale, Dunkel the gardener remained faithful during which have not been disposed of in foriner that we are, perhaps, not sufficiently aware his life to his first resolution, and bequeath- years, it is the intention of the Vice-Chanof the good that may be done with very limited to the establishment the fruits of his cellor to give them to such resident Uilerel means, and how often a single seed, savings.
graduates as slal produce the best compoplanted in confidence of the blessing of hea- Bucher died in 1729. The simple and sitions of time above description ; viz. que ven, has been gradually reared into a stately just ideas which had guided him, were aban- melal fer una botiatin ode in imitation af tree, producing the noblest fruits. The fol- doned after his death. It was desired to do Horace, anii tre metal eur the best Greek lowing is a remarkable example, and will better : the Directors introduced the study and latin timbri after the member oth: doubtless interest your readers.
of the dead languages, and the school of Aníhologait, iti asistensiei of Maison, Christopher Bücher, a Saxon hy birth, Langendorff suffered by it. It was not till respectively. had from his youth felt an irresistible incli- the year 1811, t'at the spirit of the founder Subject for the Latin ode: nation to devote himself to the education of resuined its influence. At this period the or
Χρυσέα φόρμιγξ. children. His benevolence was particularly phans. of Langendorff were united with those
For the Greek epigrain : directed to orphans. Serving as hostler at of Torgau, and the two combined establish
Εις Αγάλμα the inn at Weissenfels, he took pleasure in ments were placed under the direction of the της μακαρίτιδος Καρολέττας, teaching some poor children, and often went Rev. Mr. Wurker.
Γεωργίου του τον Βρεταννιών "Αρχοντος to talk upon subjects of education with the The number of pupils is now a hundred
Θυγάτερος. clergyman of his village, who encouraged and sixty : ninety-eight boys and sixty-two
For the Latin cpigram : him to follow. his impulse. One day he girls. The former cultivate a piece of ground
Optimos nos esse dum infirmi sumus." was at Leipsig, without money and without of 130 acres, and make their own clothes * It seems singular that natural history is means to procure any. In his distress he and most of the instruments which they use : not included among the branches of instruction. retired into a corner of the stable, and throw- the girls are employed in the internal eco-To initiate children into the secrets of nature ining himself on his knee, innplored the divine nomy, and in the labours belonging to their creases their reverence for the Creator; and, for assistance. Finding himself strengthened by sex." This education is directed by the in- those who labour the fields, it renders agrithis pious act, he went to take a walk out of fluence of the good examples which they re- culture doubly interesting; and consequently; some pieces of money, which a passenger other, without any einulation but that which needed them, might be found at Hofwyl. the gates of the town. A paper, containing ceive from their superiors, and give to each tends to make them love the station which God
has assigned them. Proofs of this truth, if it had dropped, caught his eye; the sum was proceeds from the desire of doing well, larsufficient to relieve him from his embarrass- ing neither rewards nor punishments. Idleness ment tin the age of twenty-one years, serving
of At Hofwyl, they remain in the establishment; he made inquiries, but in vain, to dis- is represented to them as the most dangerous their apprenticeship before they quit the sphere, cover the owner; and thought he saw in this enemy, to man; and this is a inaxin which where the good results of their education may combination of circumstances a manifest sign they soon comprehend, because all the prot be the best consolidatedo
The subject of the Hulsean prize disserta- protected from total destruction, and this One fatal blow dissolv'd the bond of years ; tion for the present year is- The Importance master-piece of human genius preserved. Yet sweet to think, tho' one was call'd to die, v Vatural Religion
No self-upbraiding cans'd the inourner's tears, PETRARCH'S MONUMENT.
Or mingled with the parting spirit's sigh. The monument erected to the memory of She died far from the land so lov'd, so fair, FINE ARTS.
Petrarch at the fountain of Vaucluse, con- Far from the guardian of her early years ; sists of a column about thirty feet ligh. Her cold grave water'd by no mother's tears.
Her death-pangs lighten’d by no mother's care, It was begun in 1804, under the direction We translate the following from a res
of M. Bourdon de Vatry, then prefeet of That parent's life was fragile - yet there came peetable Italian Journal.
the department, and was finished by M. A beam of hope to light her aged eye ; Frequent attempts have been made to sc
Delatre, his successor. It cost between One tie still bound to earth her shatter'd frame, parate Fresco Pairtings from the walls on three and four thousand francs. In any other That tie is broken- she will weep and die. which they are executed, in order to rescue situata in it might be viewed with pleasure, She pray'd for lengthen’d life she did not know, thein from the destructive effects of time for it is well executed, and in good taste. That lengthen'd life, would be but lengthen'd and weather ; but all hare been unsuccess. But, standing as it does, in the deepest ex- care :
tremity of a narrow valley, overhung by a That boon'twas hear'n's dread pleasure to bestow, Antonio Contri, of Ferrara, was the first mountain seven hundred feet high, it is re- Long life was granted--but with life-despair ! who made a public attempt in the beginning garded by
nearly all who have visited the ce- Would it were ours, to know for what we pray, of the 18th century at Mantua. He sue-lebrated fourtain, as a incan and almost That we might check presumptuous hopes and ridiculous monument
vain, ceeded in taking several heads of Giulio Roinano froin the wall, and transferring them
It is therefore intended to erect another Nor dream of pleasure in the distant day, to canvas; these were sent to the linperial monument in its stead ; yet it is thought Which heaven has destin'd to be mark'd with
pain. Court of Vienna. But this work required advisable to fix the plan for the new one belong and difficolt preparations, which were fore the old is destroyed.
Yet life must linger on thro' scenes like this, besides only calculated for even walls, and
It has been suggested that a pure inscrip- To find its glorious recompense above ; for taking off smaller paintings. To this it tion would be sufficient: if this plan be To feel misfortune brighten into bliss must be added, that the labours of Contri, adopted, the task of selecting one will de- The love that wept on earth--eternal love.
Dec. 25, 1819.
HELEN. as well as the later trials in France and volve on the Royal Academy of Belles lettres. other countries, were confined with more or
(French Paper.) less success to transferring paintings, piece
[By Correspondents.] by piece, from walls or linen to new linens,
SONNET. and perer to pannels. Such attempts have
ORIGINAL POETRY. fately been renewed in Naples, Modena, and
“ Thus rolls the restless world beneath the moon." other places; but the result has not yet A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF A RELATIVE proved fully satisfactory. Subsequently, the
AT TRICHINOPOLY. inode of sawing the paintings from the wall
Vain thoughts, vain hopes, and fond desires are was adopted; this method, however, which Death, thou art fearful ; she we lov'd is gone!
fled, was always attended with danger, was only And the pale mourner mast return alone, No mortals' tears could stay the fatal blow; Which carly flutter'd round my infant heart,
And like fell dews their baneful influence shed applicable to pictures of a small size. Stef- Without the partner of his weal and woe. More poisonous still when least we feel their fano Barezzi, a native of Milan, has the
smart. honor of having been the first to render an For him the land, and friends from childhood essential service to the Arts, in transferring She left for ever~'twas a powerful spell.
My youth a dream, a fleeting cloud-is gone, to pannels, by a most simple, expeditious, Ev'n then might hope have check'd the rising Or this when night recedes from opening morn,
Like that which passeth o'er a summer's day; and safe process, Fresco Paintings of what
tear ; soever size froin the wall, whether level or And yet she wept-it was her last farewell.
And with it bears the vapour false away. not, without doing the least damage to the
But what is now the waking dream I find ? original design. The years flow'd on in peace, and she was blest Life's dull reality and sickly scene;
Alas! if we but knew for what we pined, prepared linen against the wall, which ex-Sooth'd ev'ry care, and heighten'd ev'ry joy. His method consists in laying a piece of In weddled love, - her husband and lier boy
Shared ev'ry thought within lier faithful breast, Scant our desires for such a world I weentracts the painting, in such a manner, that
A world; a joyless waste where wretches weep, the artist, with a sure and uniforin motion, Still her soul panted for her native hume,
And pain and sorrow their black vigils keep.
J. H. can draw off the linen in a perfect state with And chid the time which could her wish defer : the painting, so that the wall itself remains Counting the gladdays which indeed might come, quite white. This linen is then stretched Might come to all she lov'd—but not to her.
LIGHT. upon a pannel, and again drawn from this, Shall I not grieve o'er thy untimely end ? 80 that the painting itself remains fixed upon Shall I not mourn thee, stranger, as thou art?- One after one appearing thro'
The blissful sky's ethereal blue, the pannel without sustaining the smallest A second parent to my carliest friend, injury. Claims a warm place in this devoted heart.
The stars by their Creator given,
Salute the earth and light the heaven, Mr. Barezzi has in this manner already And, gentle sister, tho' we'll hope thy gaze, transferred several paintings of Luino and Now ix'd on brighter scenes, thy first grieffled: High o'er the mountain tops afar,
The moon rolls in her silent car. Marco d'Oggione, which are exhibited to Shall I not even at these distant days, connoisseurs for their inspection. The Ro. Weep o'er the grave o'er which thy tears were And rivers underneath her light
shed ? man Government, in consideration of the
Glide brightly thro' the hours of night. importance of this discovery, has come for- Thy loss is stern--yet bow to heav'n's high will;
Thousands, by Sleep's soft pow'r, have gicams ward to animate the efforts of this artist, | 'Twere wrong to murmur at its least deoree :
Of happiness in healthy dreams; by assigning him the Church della Pace, A cherish'd partner left-be grateful still
And Fancy's dear illusions give
Scenes in which Love could ever live. (now shut up) where he can apply his. She did not die when she was all to thee. method to some greater paintings of Marco Beloved, remember that the last death peal, How happy those whom Care forsakes, d'Oggione. By this discovery, it is to be hoped Smote on a heart more fearfully bereft;
Whom Sleep endears, whom Fancy takes; that we shall see the last supper of Leonardo Which felt more deeply than ev'n thine could Por such Night sweetly dies away, da Vinci, the remains of which are in the feel,
And gives the world another Day.
MARIA, refectory of the monastery of 'della Grazie, was left more lonely than e'en thine was left.