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approach nearer to the proportions of seum, at Paris; but in choice of subject, Lord Elgiu's admirable Theseus than any and in finishing, has his rival beaten him. other known inudel), correctly dividing Dawe has wisely chosen bis subject froni the abdomen, and its region, into more Nature and Britannia's favourite son, accurate proportions, than by former me his Imogen is as charming as imagination thods, and every artist is indebted to the can suggest; the surrounding spectators learned professor, for the ease with which admirably groupor, the landscape well he may now acquire this elementary contrired, and the whole finished just to branch of the fine arts. Professor Car- sucli a point, as not to destroy grandeur lisle has wisely promised to abandon of style. teclinical ternis as much as possible, In the class of familiar life, the supewhich will certainly make the science riority of mind is due to Sharp, and of more easy of acquisition. Mr Carlisle finishing to Mulready. The inechanismu has since continued his lectures with unle of the art cannot be carried farther than abated success.
the furniture and parts of the latter's The Exhibition of the Works of Living carpenter's shop. It is merely a shop, British Artists was opened on Monday, kitchen, avd soine figures; no story is the thirteenth ult. at the rooms of the told; no action is expressed. Sharp's British Institution, Pall Mall, and reflects music master, on the contrary, is all acgreat honour on the English school of tion, all inind; the foot of the boy and art, though not so numerous as in priner the finger of the master are both in uniyears.
son; their eyes and attention are direct. England wanted but a school of art ed to the same object, and the archness to seat her among the most civiized na of the female stopping her cars from the tions of Europe; and to the honour of the dull nonotony of a juvenile learner of present reign, this desirable end is at the violin, is wit-it' is “ true humour to length obtained.
advantage dressed :" the society is too In the present exhibition the enquiry refined for low humour. It combines is naturally directed to those pictures the excellencies without the grossness of that the learned committee of the insti. the Dutch schoal, from which may the tution have stamped with the reward of litany of the British school ever be, merit; although by the competition of “ Good Lord deliver us.” Every true Sharp and Mulready; Dawe and I lilton; lover of art will be pleased to hear that Linnel and Chalon; the utmost abilities Mr. T. Hope has purchased this beautiof the coinmittee were certainly called ful picture for 100 guineas. forth; yet, perhaps, never were works of Of the landscapes less shall be said, art more nicely balanced, and certainly as they possess a lower degree of excelnever was the decision of an institution fence, as operations of the mental powers more just; and, as only one in each than the two foregoing classes. They are class could be victors, the unsuccessful even more on a par than those, but the candidates have most honourably failed. promising appearance of such a youth as
In the class of history and poetry the Linnell deserved, and has obtained, its a powers of the mind are nearly equalled. just reward; however, Chalou's lando Ililton, in the Red Cross Knight, bas scape must not be forgotten as one of the soared into the regions of ideal horror, and best in the room. has successfully wielded the baton of At the request of several CorresponRaffaelle. This mouster is, perhaps, the dents, we shall, in future, give notice of most horrific on canvas, after the dragon all large sales of works of art; und thereof Raffaelle, now in the Napoleou Mu- fore solicit information on that head.
REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.
Tbree Quartetts for two Violins, a Tenor and say, that this great master sometimes in
Viclonce!lo. Composed and dedicated to His dulyes too far in chromatic and far-fetchExcellency Count Rasoumoffsky. Privy Coun- ed evolutions in his melody, and evinces sellor to His Mojesty the Emperor of Russia, ' in the almost constantly elaborate dis-by Louis Van Breethoven, Esq.
position of his parts, a deterinination to THESE learned, highly - ingeninas, be original, even at the expence too oftea original and bold ideas. Lovers, how in saying this, however, we do not suffer ever, as we profess ourselves to be of sci- ourselves to lose sight of Mr. Breethoven's cnce and sound theory, we must in candor high pretension to our cominendation as
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a composer of the first order of merit, we shall be led to expect much from and a profound harmonist. The pieces Mr. Neate's future efforts, when he has betore us, are so far proofs buth of the simplified his ideas, and regulated his native force of his imagination and his judgment. rich stock of resources in harmonical erudition, that they alone would be
“O Fairest of all Creatures;" a Song, with aa sufficient to maintain the reputation he
Accompaniment for the Piano forte. Composed has so justly acquired, or to raise into
by J. Elliot, Dotice an unknown name. The whole
This little ballad possesses much beallof the present work, with the exception ty of melody, and bespeaks no sinall of a few passages, tålling under the oh- degree of taste and feeling. The suing jection we have been niaking, is worthy ject of the air (though not particularly of the greatest abilities; and at once dis- happy in the expression of the words plays a command of fancy and mastery that fall under the second bar), is round of combination and arrangement that must
and sinooth, and the passages succeed delight every tastetul and cultivated ear.
each other with an easy, natural and Studio per il Piano forte, and its Continuation, in much promise in the composition, taken
connected effect. Indeed, we see so Twi Volumes, each consisting of forty-two Exercises; intended to facilitate the Progress
en masse, that we hope Mr. J. Elliot will, of those who study that Instrument.com- by the extent of its circulation, be enposed, and the leading Fingers marked to each couraged to proceed in the cultivation of Passage, by . B. Cramer, Esq. First Vol. this species of composition. 11, 1s. sicond Il. Os.
Sonata for the Piano forte, with an Accompanie We class these volumes amongsi the
ment for the Violin (ad libitun). Composed Inost useful in their kind, that have, for
and dedicated to Her Royal Higbness the Prins a long while, come under our critical cess Charlotte of Walesi by Mrs. Miles. 55. notice. The variety and variousły-turn A fertility and sprightliness of fancy ed passages by which the pages are oc form the chief characteristics of this Lupied ; the happy solution of practical sonata. Of its profound science, or hapditficulties; the comprehensive field Mr. py choice of bass, we will not speak; bit Cranier has taken; together with the the variety, attraction, and analogy of the equal distribution of exercise tu both greater part of the passages, demand our hands, and the useful hints thrown out commendation. The composition, taken by che fingering affixed to certain intri- in the aggregate, is certainly very creditcate changes of position, give great value able to Mrs. Miles's taste and ingenuity, Ko the publication, and lay the arduous and, when well performed, cannot but and emnious practitioner under no trivial ensure admiration to its fair authoress, obligation to the ingenious author.
A grand Sonata for the Piano-forte, as performed of grund Sonata for the Piaro-forte. Composed by the celebrated Miss Randles. Composed
and dedicated to Mr. Wueit, by C. Ncate. by 7. Blewitt. 55.
This Sonata consists of three move This sonata, in which we find intrcments, the styles of which so far accord duced as its middle movement, the fa-' as to fall under the same general obser- vorite Welsh air of “ Ar Hyd y nos," is vations; the same disapproval, and the nut without merit. The passages have same conimendation. They are all in
a natural and easy flow, and are not genious, but all suit and crampt; scien- wanting in connection. The subject of fific, but affected and dissonant; cannot the rondo is pleasing, the movements rebe rejected for any thing that is wrong, lieve each other, and the aggregate effect nor adınired for any thing that is beau- is by no means discreditable to Mr. tiful. The ear is wow and then, especi- Blewitt's taste and fancy. ally in the minuet, attracted by a bar expected to lead to something ineludially A Military Divertimento for the Piano-forte, satisfactory and conclusive, but is as with an Aicompaniment for a Flute (ad lie utien disappointed. We are led through
bitum). Composed by J. Hook, Esg. 25. a variety of foreign keus, obviously hunt This isivertimento consists of a march, ed atier by the coinposer; and after a an andanto in triple times, and a short wild evolution of modulated eccentricities presto movement, in two crotchets. The And ourselves at the close, without any march is bold and open in its style, and satisfactory or consistent impression. But is well relieved by the second movement, po want of natural ability, no lack of while the third possesses a pleasantness science, are any where preceivable; so and gaiety which cannot but very genethat, rotwithstanding these objections, rally please.
Four English Arictear. Composed, with an - composition is easy, pleasant, and spirit.
Accompaniment for sbe Harper Piano forte, by edd; and the bass and accompaniment
exbibit science and contrivance. For
The introduction to this rondo is truly the general interest of the compositions.
pastoral, and the inoverpent to which it Three Sonatas, with six progressive Preludes leads is of that light, airy, and fanciful
for tbe Piano.forte. Composed and dedicated cast which cannot þut gratify the so Miss Louisa Dillon, by F. Fiorillo. ris, general ear. To all those practitioners
Mr. Fiorillo has, in the publication who have not advanced to the higher before us, presented juvenile practioner's stages of execution, the Shepherdess will on the instrument for which it is designed prove highly acceptable, as being pot three attractive and improving exercises. only agreeable to the ear, bue improving The passages are well disposed for the
to the finger. inexperienced hand of the tyro, and an die Militaire and Polacca for the Piano-forte. easy natural Aow of ideas quality the Composed by T. Hadgle. os whole to gratify the general ear.
The first of the two moveinents com* Sonata for the Piano forte, with an Accompd. prised in this publication is bold and
niment for the Fire or Violin. Composed and pervid in its subject ; and the second is dedicdied in the Ren C, Muearthy, by $. F. conceived with sprightliness and taste. Rimbault. 45.
The passages, in twth, are connected We find in this sonata considerable and conformable, and bespeak iavention ingenuity. The metadlial part of these and a well-regulated imagination,
REPORT OF DISEASES,
20th of Junuary te the 20th of February, 1809.
ous, but has stretched and strained hiş Hypochondriasis
faculties by a laudable exertion to secure Dyspepsia
for hiinsell and his family the reasonable Lebria
luxuries of life and a dignihed indepeự. Catarrh
dence. Amenorrhea Leucorrhea
Labour is the lot of nian); and, perPthysis
9 haps, liis most schuine luxury. It is nem Morbi Cutanei
2. cessary to his health, when it is not eso Morbi Infantiles..
4 sential to his subsistence. But as a perA case of palsy bas, this last month, son may be rghteous over piuch, so lie been under the Reporter's care. It is a may be industrious over much ; which, most melancholy disease, and more espe- Powever, is not an ordinary error. We cially as it in general occurs in persons more frequently die of inertiess thau of of vigorous minds and liabits of intellec excessive action. If the motions contidual exertion and activity, Inteinpe. maally going on in the interior of our ranee is sometimes a cause of this com. frame were for a moment stopped, dearl plaint, but frequently it is not an item- would ensue; and the voluntary is equalperance in intoxicating liquors, but in ly required for our nervous relfare as inte business which requires a peculiar degree voluntary action for our physical preserof accuracy and laborious recollection. vation. The patient above alluded to obThis is the second instance which the served, that "it was very strange a man Reporter has been witness to, in which should be so ill and not kno.s it." The the subject of the paralytic attack has, doctors whom he saw, and the medicines through' life, been remarkably abstem which he took, were to him the only india
cations of his disease. But this is very fre- dolence. Johnson fancied that lie har quent in paralytic atřections. A man inay done nothing when he had achieved the have the inuscles of his face distorted with greatest literary work that had ever, perout being aware of ic, except from the tes- laps, been executed by any onåssisted timony ut a friend, or the reflexiou of a individual. But after that edihce of tamirror; unfortunately, or perhaps, for- lent had been completed, he alınost tunately, there is, in these cases, no mir wept over its accomplishment. Sona ror for the mind, whichi
, on that account, passages in the preface to his great worker is seldum conscimus of its (wo decay. A are the most perfect models of the pan withering of the memory is in general the thetic to be found in the English lantarliest syunptun of incipient imbecility. guage : they exllibit the heart, rather than
Next to paralysis, ranks that inte The art, op eloquence. Johnson was a lancebolic depression of the sprits, a prost exquisite specinien of hypochonbind of mental palsy, which is often ariasis, and is sufficient to make hyposnarked by an inaptitude approaching to chondriasis respectable, although the suban incapacity for the most trifling exer- jécis of' it inay be objects of compassion, tion, l'u such instances, the possession Folinson, had he not been himsest rich ot' that opulence which affords a man the iri tlie faculties of conversation, would exterior conveniences and accommoda- Bave been a mendicant for society. But tions of lite, is an unfortunate circuin-, suciēty tortunately courted him. In the stanice in bis face.
To use exertion for latter part of his lite le seemed aluose the valetudinarian purpose of gaining to live spon tea and ralking. In a less healus seldom succeeds; but, on the cina advanced stage he was selt-indulgent in triry, indulges and coufirins that hypo- the exhilaration of the bottle; but that, chudriaris which it is intended to care. by the atvire of his physicians, he atieră The more a man's mind is drawn off from wards resolutely resigned. This reformas binselt, the betrer is it for his comfort tion, however, did not abate liis relisti för and well-being. By not thinking of our social intercourse. This account of Dr. own interest we inose effcctually, ahhought Folinson is not a literary anecdote mere indirectly, promote it. Not a nerely ly, but a medical case an instance of sentimental, but an acting benevolence is the morbid phenomena which may be required to alert those attacks of unrea. produced by the influence of the, imagisupable dejection, which are mose apt to nation acting upon, and perhaps parily oppress amiable, buc at the saine cima produced by, an enervated corporeal indulent, minds. Some of our tinest wri- constitution. ters have regretted the completion of The Reporter prescribed the other etseir most elaborate works. Wheu Gibo' day to an hypochondriac of some taleut, hon hard timshed his llistory of the De- and much refinement of feeling, to be a cline and Fall of the Ronian Empire, herinit in abstinence, but not in solitude;' which will ever remain a monument of and this he has recommended in many, his genius, his taste, and his intellectual former instances; in some of which, the encrgies, be lanients ratlier than rejoices practical adoprion of the maxim bas at the conclusion of his task; this one been attended with signal and speedya ployment, combined, perhaps, with a advantage. prospect of fanc froin the result of it,
“ Be not soļicary, be nut idle." consiituted the bappiest moments of his lite,
February 21, 1309, J. Reip. The gigantic author of the English Grenville-street; Brunswick-squure. Dictionary cuniplained of his morbid in
STATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN FEBRUARY. Containing official Papers and authentic Documents.
Duke of Dalmacia the task of destroying the Truenry. Fifth Bulletin of the Army of Spain.
English army. BENEVENTE, Jan. 5.- His Majesty be The rear-guard of the English, by accepeo
ing informed that the English army was ing battle ac Prievas, had hoped to enable Tedi ced to less than 20,000 meo, resolved upon the left column, which was chiefly compomening die head: quarters from Astorga to Be sed of Spaniards, to form its junction at Villa nevente, where he will remain some days, and Franca. He also hoped to gain a night, in Iron whence he will proceed to take a cen urder more completely. to evacuate Villa tal position ac Vallowfulid, leaving to the Franca. We found in the liospical af Villa
Franca 300 English sick or wounded.
The lona. He entered that place on the 17th, English burnt in that town a large magazine On the 15th, he fell in with the troops comof Aour and curn. They also destroyed seve manded by Generals Reding and Vives, and ral artillery carriages, and killed 500 of their completely dispersed thein. He took from horses. We have already counted 1600 of them 6 pieces of cannon, 30 caissons, and them left dead on the roads. The amount of 3000 men. By means of the junction of the the prisoners is considerable, and increases 7th curps with the troops under General every moment.
In the cellars of the town Duhesme, we have a large army at Barce. we found several English soldiers wbo had lona died from drunkenness.
When his Majesty was at Tordesillas, te The head of Merle's division, forming had his head-quarters in the outward buildings part of the Duke ot Dalmatia's corps, came of the Royal Convent of St. Clair. It was up with the advanced guard un the 3d. At to this convent that the mother of Charles V. four P. M. it reached the rear guard of the had retired, and where she died. The ConEnglish, who were upon the heights of Prie. vent of St. Clair was built on the scite of a vas, a league before Villa Franca, consisting Moorish palace, of which about two halls reof 5000 intantry and 600 cavalry. This po main in fine preservation. The Abbess was sition was a very fine position, and difficult to presented to the Emperor. She is 75 years attack. General Merle made his dispositions. of age, and for 65 years she had not gone out The infantry advanced, beat the charge, and of her cloisters She was considerably mo'the English were entirely rouled. The ved when she passed the threshold; but she difficulty of the ground did not permit the ca conversed with the Emperor with much valry to charge, and only 200 prisoners were presence of mind, and obtained several fa. taken. We had some 50 men killed or vours for her friends. wounded General Colbert advanced to see
Twenty-Sixtb Bulletin. it the cavalry could form; his hour was arri After General Gouvion de St. Cyr entered ved a ball struck him in the forehead, and Barcelona, he proceeded to the Lobregat, he lives but a quarter of an hour. There are and forced the enemy's intrenched camp, and two roads from Astorga to Villa Franca. The took 25 pieces of cannon. He then took English took the right, the Spaniards the Tarragona, a place of great importance. left; they marched without order--were cut The troops of the kingdom of Italy have off and surrounded by the Hanoverian chas covered themselves with glory--their conseurs. A General of Brigade and a whole duct has sensibly affected the Emperor. They division laid down their arms.
are in truth chiefly composed of the corps The head. quarters of the Duke of Dalmatia formed by his Majesty in the campaign of the were, on the 4th in the evening, at the dis year five. The italian picked men are as tance of ten leagues from Lugo. On the 2d wise as they are brave; they have given rise his Majesty reviewed at Astorga the divisions to no complaint, and have shewn the greatest of Laborde and Loison, which form the army courage.
Since the time of the Romans, of Poitugal. These troops see the English the people of Italy had not inade war in Spain. flying, and burn with impatience to get up Since the Romans, no epoch has been so with them.
glorious for the I:alian arms. Since the 27th ult. we have taken more The army of the kingdom of Italy is althan 10,000 prisoners, among whom are ready 80,000 strong and good soldiers. 1500 English. We have taken alsu niore These are the guarantees which that fine than 400 baggage-waggons, 15 waggons of country has of being no longer the theatre of firelocks, their magazines, and hospitals. war. His Majesty has removed his headThe English retreat in disorder, leaving ma quarters from Benevente to Valludolid. He gazines, sick, wounded, and equipage. received tu.day all the constituted authoriThey will experience a slill greater luss, and ties. if they be abie to embark, it is probable it Ten of the worst of the lowest ranks have will not be without the loss of half their army. been put to death. They are the same who We found in the barns several English who massacred General Cevallos, and who for so had been hanged by the Spaniards- his Ma- long a tiase have oppressed the better sort of jesty was indignant and ordered the barns to people. be burnt., The peasants, whatever may he His Majesty has ordered the suppression their resentment, have no right to attempt of the Dominican Convent, in which one the lives of the stragglers of either army. Frenchman was killed. He testified his sa. His Majesty has ordered the English prison- tissaction at the Convent of San Penete, ers to be treated with all the respect due to whose monks are enlightened men, who, far soldiers who have manifested literal ideas, from having preached war and disorder, of and sentiments of honour. On the 4th, at having shewn themselves greedy of blood and night, the Duke of Dalmatia's head-quarters murder, have employed ali their cares and era were ten leagues iron Lugo.
forts to calm the people and bring them back We have received the confirmation of the to good order. Several Frenchimen owe their news announcing the arrival of the 7th corps, lives to them. The Emperor wished to see ender General Gouvion St. Cyr, at Barcé. these religious men, and, when he way in