in a mill and sifts them as often as the receptacle. The wheel may be bevelled process is found profitable. For the inwards, or outwards, and admits of vapurpose of sifting, he uses a frame, about rious forms, dimensions, and velocities; 6 or 7 feet long, two feet wide, and 5 and by various contrivances, all the cutinches deep, into which is fixed another ters may be fixed upon the wheel at frame or frames, with silk bottoms, once, or a part of them may be sepathrough this by means of a velocity ob- rately attached, and taken out when tained by mechanical contrivances, the needful. The drawings attached to this mustard is passed. The sieve is to be specifioation give a complete view of the supplied by a hopper, placed above it, business. and to this Mr. Shotwell lays an exclusive claim. The sieve should be so

cuff's (WHITECHAPEL,) hung that it may conveniently be brush- for a new Method of sluughtering (ated under the bottom, or brushes may be tie, dc. fixed the length of the sieve, to be mo- The title of this specification mentions ved by crank, by machinery, or any other cattle of divers descriptions, from oxen, way at pleasure.

downwards, but the drawings are conObservations. The advantages de. fined to hogs. We have carefully exscribed as belonging to this invention are, annined the specification; and from that 1. That a considerable quantity of and the included drawings, we understand genuine mustard is obtained from offal, that Mr. Cuif keeps the animals to be hitherto deemed of little value. 2. An killed in a certain kind of pen in the article possessing a considerable degree slaughter-house, and that two persons of pungency, is obtained from the brown are employed in the business, or perhaps mustard-seed, até a small expence. 3. three ; the occupation of one person, is By connecting a hopper or other appa- to catch the beast, or by some other maratus, with the upper end of the sieve, nouvre to fasten a rope or hook, on one the labour of supplying the sieve with or both of its hind legs; another person meal is very much lessened, and the sup- is then by ineans of a wheel and pulley, ply is more regular than when done by or other apparatus, to draw the animal the hand; and by fixing long brushes under up to a certain height, and a third person the sieve, the labour of brushing is much is to fix the rope on the tenter hooks, lessened.

and while thus suspended with its head

downwards, the animal's throat is to be DAMPIERS'

(PRIMROSE- cut. STREET, LONDON,) for Machinery for Remark.-The Patentee professes that reducing Drugs, &c. into fine Powder, the meat is better by this mode of slaugi:This machinery consists of a large tering, than by the usual methods. We wheel or flat surface, of iron or other must, however, observe, that, if its suppometal, fixed to a vertical shaft or arbor, sed advantages arise from the mere posito be driven round by the powers com- tion of the animal when killed, the inmonly used in manufactures, Upon vention is not new; it has been practithe face of the wheel, I attach, by screws, sed in a village within a mile north of keys, bolts, &c. certain cutters or raspers, London, some years. Nor do we see with their edges or faces toothed and di- that there can be any novelty in the apfected upwards; each of which is fixed paratus for dragging up the animal and so that its length shall be directed to- suspending it by its hind legs, so as to wards the shaft, either precisely, with warrant an exclusive claim. We are, such an obliquity, as that the line, of the from a view of the invention, induced to length of each rasper, shall every where believe that the method will, in practice, cross the circles described by the motion he found much more cruel, than that of its teeth; and close to each cutter or usually adopted; and therefore cannot rasper, there is a perforation, or long merit the applause and patronage of the hole, quite through the tice of the wheel, public, who should endeavour to mitifor the purpose of permitting the rasped gate the sufferings of creatures whose wood or other material to fall through. lives are sacrificed to supply their wants, la the use and application of this machinery, the drugs, &c. are placed and secu

THOMASON'S (BIRMINGred upon the face of the said wheel, HAM,). for new Method of munufacwhich by its rotation causes the teeth of turing Umbrellas, Parasols, Fc. the cutters to act upon the same, and This gentleman has, we believe, been to cut off portions or raspings off the fortunate in his inventions which have same, which fall through into a proper been noticed in the Monthly Magazine.

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His hearth-brush is now frequently seen trivance adopted is very simple, and well in respectable houses; the object of explained by the drawings attached to which is, as

our readers will recollect, the specification. Not having seen one by means of a neat apparatus to conceal of the umbrellas, we cannot speak posithe brush part, except at the time of tively on the subject; but we should be using. The principle of the invention led to suspect that the cane, stick, &c. before us is something similar, and the which is to include the head of an umspreading part of the umbrella is, when brella, must itself be almost too large not used as an umbrella, parasol, &c. for the purpose of walking with. concealed in a walking-stick.

The con





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Pictures, &c. the Works of British Artists, . is unrivalled, and her elevated charac placed in tbe Gallery of be BRITISH INSTI- ter has reached beyond home.

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colouring, of the Venetian; pathos, of the posed picture, the dis comica is excelLombard; or huniour of the Flemish; lently kept up in the figure of the fool cach of these varieties is discoverable of nature, whose gaping mouth and stupid in the ditterent artists of the English eyes are so truly expressed, that it would school. With West, Copley, Singleton, be iinpossible to inisiake the love-struck Fuseli, Howard, for the first; with Shee, idiot. -Drummond's Deserted Milk Maid Lawrence, Westall, Turner, De Louther- (No. 101) possesses much merit, but there bourg, for the second; with Opie, North is too much affectation of colouring in cote, Howard, Londsdale, Phillips, for the this, as well as in some others of the same thiril; with Wilkie, Sharp, Cook, Mul- artist.–Barker's Maniac (No. 105) is horready, for the next; with the first land- ror personified; it would serve to bring scape and animal painters that ever dig- men to reason from the revels of Bacchanified

any school of art; with the schools nalian debauchery, or seduction. The for design and drawing, that the Royal first Navigator (No. 113), by Howard, Acadeny and Town Museum present; is a fine idea; it possesses the rare inerits with the school for colouring, that the of grand composition, and a chaste unafPatriotic Institution now under notice fected tone of colour. Atkinson's Cossacks has founded; what inay not be hoped (No. 114) is a spirited characteristic defrom the future exertions of the British sign, though but slightly finished. Poor school of the Fine Arts ? The limits of Freebairn's posthumous work of the Tem. this department will not admit even the ple of the Sun is eclipsed by none in the titles of all the pieces worthy of notice in this exhibition; many of them have Portrait of William Congreve, Esq. directing the been exhibited before at the Royal Aca

Discharge of the. Fire Rockers, invented by demy, and are consequently well known bin, into the corn of Copenhagen, during the to the public.

Bombardinen: by the British Forces, under the Taking them from the catalogue Comand of the Right Hon. Lord Cutboait, seriatim : Richard Sass's Shipareck in 1807 ; painted by 7. Londsdale, engraved (No. 6.) displays much knowledge by G, Cliat, and published by 7. Londsdale, of effect, and is an excellent picture. The

8, Bérner's-street. Academician Westall's Belisarius (No. Mr. now Lieut.-Colonel Congreve, the 19) is not unworthy of his fame, but is ingenious inventor of the Fire-rockets, not equal to some of his other pieces that proved so des ctive to the metrothe present collection. The Peasunts of polis of Denmark at the commencement Subiaco in the Ecclesiastical States, re- of the present war, and so essentially conturning from the Vineyard on a Holiday, tributed to our success in the expedition by H. Howard, R. A. is an admirable against that Power, is here represented picture, well composed and forcihly co- in whole length, vjeh a fixed and earnest Joured. The Zephyr (No. 31) by West- attention directed to the flight of a rocket, all, is beautifully delicate; and a Holy which has just reached above the picture, Family, by the same Master, in the and from the tail of which all the light "highest style of excellence. The Death proceeds that illumines luis figure. Coof Nelson, by Devis (No. 70), is a na- penhagen on fire makes up the distance; tional picture of such merit as makes' and several attendant figures employed in every British heart glow : it suffers from preparing or discharging the destructive its situation amidst so many brilliant pic- engines, form the accessaries of the pictures of a different characier, and from ture. Sir Joshua Reynolds has been the injudicious colour of the walls

. Ne nuch and justly praised for the dignified ver was a story better told than this. character with which he enrobed his porThe heroic, the regretted Nelson is in his traits, and his Lord llcathfield might be last moments; every man is in the act of mentioned as one possessing the highest doing his duty; and every figure is a 115e- claims to this praise. Mr. Lonsdale has, ful accessary to the affecting tale. There in this very interesting picture, adopter is a tolerably successful effort at humour the same principle, and with the greatest in Cosse's picture of a Private of the 17th success; for instead of being only the Regiment endeavouring to inlist u Tuilor dull delineation of the human face on (No. 73); but a little more attention to canvas, he has by this, as well as in the model, and a higher degree of finish, many other well-known portraits, proved will enable this artist to pursue such subs himself a truly philosophical painter jects with more effect,--Cook's Cynon The inanagement of the chiaroscuro, the and Iphigenia (No. 93) must not be drawing of the figure, the penetration, passed over; it is an admirably well com, mind, and depth of thought, in the phy


siognomy, constitute but a small portion An elegant work, which has long been of the merits of this admirable print. preparing for the press, is intended to be The engraving, in inezzotino, hy Cliat, published on the 4th of June next, un-is no less beautiful in execution, than der the following title, The English School correct in being a perfect copy of the of Fine Arts, illustrated and exemplified, original picture, which the public will re- in a series of highly finished engravings, member hung over the door of the great from paintings, architecture, and sculprooin at Somerset Place, in the exhibition ture, by the most eminent English artof 1808.

ists. Each print and subject to be acHewlett's Bible, Part 3d.

companied by an ample critical and

historical essay, or a biographical meThe Plates in the present Number are moir. the following:

The work to be published, in periodic 1. Christ asleep in the Stormzengraved by cal parts, on a large quarto: and each Neagle, from a picture by S. de Vliegen. Wall-engraved by Tomlinson, from a picture by picture; 2. 'An historical, or fancy com2; Daniel interpreting the Writing on the part to contain: 1. A portrait of an emni

nent person, from the most esteemed West.

3. Adam and Eve in Paradise-engraved by position, from a celebrated English paintN-agle, from a picture by Gaspar Poussin. ing ; 3. A statue or group; 4. A speci

4. Christ in the Garden-engraved by Tom. men of architecture, in one or two prints linson, from a picture by Rembrandt.

from some grand or elegant public build. 5. Mount Sinai-engraved by Neagle, from a ing. picture by Breughel.

This work is brought forward for the 6. The Vision of Ezekiel-engraved by Wore express purpose of exhibiting in a series thington, froin a picture by Raphael.

of highly wrought engravings, the peculiar They preserve the character given of

or characteristic excellencies of English the ewo former parts, and are creditable artists; and thereby inanifesting and conproofs of the talents of the contributing firming their claims to the reputation of engravers.

genius, science, and talent. Thus, INTELLIOENCE RELATIVE TO THE FINE though their paintings, and other produc-.

tions, are mostly iminured in private „The encouragement and love of the apartinents, or fixed to certain spois; yet, Fine Arts is daily increasing in this coun- by the aid of the skilful and accurate entry. The public will therefore bear with graver, faithful copies and representations much pleasure of the foundation of a new inay be extensively disseminated. These Society, for the Exhibition and Sale of the will be rendered additionally interesting, Works of British Artists, to be called by historical and professional anecdotes, “ The Northern Society." Its first exhi- correct descriptions, and liberal critical bition will be at Leeds, and will open on

annotations. The literary department the Sd of April: it shall be noticed in of this work will be supplied by such the ensuing month's Magazine.

gentleinen as áre best calculated, by their The Artists are now all busy in pre- professional studies, erudition, or taste, paring for the approaching Exhibition at to furnish the most interesting and satisthe Royal Academy, which is to open on factory information on the respective subthe 1st May: the 3d and 4th of April are jects of painting, architecture, and sculpthe days appointed to receive pictures, ture. It is indeed the unanimous wish and other works of art.

of the proprietors to produce a work Mr. Phillips, the Royal Academician, that shall satisfy the English artist, grahas some excellent Portraits in prepara- tify the connoisseur, intcrest the discria tion; one of which is of Sir Joseptiininating part of the literati both at Bankes, whiçlí, perhaps, 'for a single, home and abroad, and collectively exhibeail was never excelled. Mr. Lons-' hit the mental and professional talents of dale has a whole length of Catalani, in qur countrymen. the character of Dido.

The present epoch, it is conceived, is Mr. Elmes has a Design for the Im- favourable to this undertaking, as the provements of Westminster, from a se. productions of Englishinen are beginning ries designed by order of the Commis. to be appreciated, and the best works of siuners for the said Improvements, and Reynolds, Wilson, Gainsborough, Morsome other Architectural Designs. tiner, Romney, Barry, Opie, &c. highly

Many other annunciations are omitted prized. A “ British Institution" is also for want of room, which shall be no forned to promote and cherish them; Liced next month.

the living artists are nobly emulous;



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