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the homage and respect of foreign nae and growlers at British art to digest it, tions, and to produce those intellectual and the friends and patrouis to enjoy it. and tirtuous feelings which are perpetu. Next month we shall resume our obses. ally alive to the welfare and glory of the vations, taking the pictures sériatim; country, and prepared to offer every but in the interim we take leave to call sacrifice, and to make every exertion in the attention of our readers to No. 7, its defence." - This is viewing the arts Andronache imploring Ulysses to spare in a just and philosophic point of view, the Life of her son, kiy Dawe. No. 10. and is deserving of the deepest conside- The Entombing of Christ, by Hilton. ration from every one who is a member No. 11. The Leclero, by Sharp. No. 29. of the thinks ing part of the commu- The Bard, froin Gray, by the President nity.
It'est. No. 52. Ilæmon and Antigone, Another passage in their adı!ress is so by Halls. important in its results, and so true in
Tbe Architectural Antiquities of Great Britaim. Aself, that we cannot refrain from tran
By J. Britton, F.S. d. Pari 23, No. 5, scribing it, and giving it as a summary of Vol. III. and final answer to all the objections of
This excellent elucidation of our nam Wincklemann, Dúbos, and the sciolists of that school of criticism. “ The gover. . tional antiquities still continues irs nors of the institution, in directing their claims to praise and patronage. This attention towards their object, have not
Number of it contains several specimens listened to those insinuations which pre
of pedestal columns, pinnacles, canopies, sume a physical defect in the natives of tracery, and muidings, of windows, and the British isles. They can discover no brackets, taken fro:n Rosslyn Chapel; reason why British artists should not
an elevation of the east end, and a perexcel in the fine arts, or why the coun
spective view of the altars, &c. at the trymen of Reynolds and West," we may
east en, looking north, from drawings aid of Barry' and of Mortimer, should by James Elmes, esq. architect, after dread a competition with any inodern sketches by Joseph Gandy, esq. archie
The detail and are schoul: however they may shrink from tect, and A. R. A. the invidious comparison, so frequently chitectural fidelity of these plates, done and so unfairly made, between a selec. by professional men, (instead of mere tion of the finest pictures produced du. draftsmen,) are such as would be es. ring two brilliant centuries, by all the first pected froin knowledge guiding the hand. painters in Europe, with the onnuat Correctness is not sacrificed to effect, 'exhibition of the British metropolis.”
which, however beautiful, never can This is parting the question in a new, compensate for the want of fidelity. forcible, and fair, way; we agree most
The architect and antiquary will fully beartily with the proposition; and, as
appreciate these remarks, and thank the lovers of the fine arts, thank the honourable editor for so oftea availing himself able directors for it. “ They are per
of professional skill. suaded," they add, “that the mind is not less enterprising here, nor the intel. On Monday, the 11th ult. at a general 'Lectual attaininenis more circumscribed, meeting of the Royal Academy, Mr. than in other countries. They know. Wilkie, the celebrated painter of doo that our artists do not want models of mestic life; Mr. Westmacott, the sculpbeauty, events of interest, warunth of tor; Mr. Ward, painter; Mr. Bone, feeling, variety of talent, or originality enamel painter; and Mr. Smirke, the of character: and they do not consider architect of Corent Garden Theatre, Asa it as an exclusive objection that a Ra- sociates of the Academy, were elected to phael, or a Michael Angelo, has not as the rank of Royal Academicians. yet appeared it this country; recollect : Mr. Soane has announced this pamphing that there was a period before Mii- let, on the causes of the suspension of ton, Shakespeare, Locke, and New. his lectures at the Royal Academy, as ton, existed, when weak and Darrow being nearly ready. minds, estimating the calents of others The British Institution bas, with conby their owi), might have contended that siderable liberality, proposed the fol. no Enylishman could ever rival the pro- lowing premiums for pictures by artists ductions of the ancient poets, draina- of, or residing in, the United Kingdom, tists, metapbysicians, and philosophers." painted in the present year, and sent tó "With this interesting quotation we take the British Gallery, (Pall-Mall) on var leave for this month, leaving snarlers before the 4th of January next, vil.
Ast, For the best pieture in historical They will be noticed more at length in of poetical composition, 900 guineas. our next; as will the third Nuinber of 2d. For the next best picture in bisto. “ The Fine Arts of the English School, riçal or poetical composition, 200 guiwhich is just published.. neas, $d. For the next best picture in The iso Hunting Prints, of the Fox. historical or poetical composition, 100 breaking Cover, and the Death of the guineas. For farther information, the Fux, from the celebrated original paints realer is referred to the proposals at full, ings by S. Gilpin, R.A. and P. Reine in the Institution.
agle, A.R.A. will speedily make their On Monday, the 18th, Mr. Flaxman appearance. They have been six years began a course of lectures on Sculpture, in ihe hands of Mr. Scott, the engraver, in"ibe Royal Academy; and on the and are calculated to meet the expec Thursday following, Mr. Fuseli began tation of the public, and gratify the his course on Painting, in the same place, taste and judgment of all truc sports and boib will continue them on Mon- mei, as well as the amateurs of the fine days and Thursdays, till completed. arts in general..
REPORT OF DISEASES, Under the Care of the late Senior Physician of the Finsbury Dispensary, from the
20th of January to the 20th of Fcbruary,
HEUMATISMS, coughs, and ca
at least as distant from truth as the very
valent, that it would seem an oversight Johnson, who asserted that a nian was not to notice a fact so remarkable. At seldom so innocently employed, as when the same time nothing has occurred occupied in the getting of money. There relative to these complaints, at least are certain exceptions ; but ararice will within the experience of the Reporter; perhaps upon the whole be found, in the which from its novelty, singularity, or ordinary career of its gratification, to importance, could excite interest, or af- interfere less essentially with our bodily ford matter of instruction. It may howb well-being, than any of the other pas ever be not unworthy of remark, that sions, which are either acquired by habit, in the above-mentioned cases of morbid or are implanted in our nature. affection, it is evident that we cannot, A passion much more baneful to health like our more robust and plethoric an. is an hypochondriacal excess of solici: cestors, bear with impunity, or even tude about it. A person who is always without a certain degree of risk, what is feeling his pulse, can never hare a good called the liberal, but what might more one. Tu like manner, one who is in constrictly be regarded as the licentious, stant apprebension of sickness, labours application of the lancet.
under a heavier malady than any which Of the diseases of the desk, which the he fears. A man cannot take too much Reporter bas noticed more than once care of his health, but he may think top before, he has recently met with several much about it. lle should lay down striking instances, in which there was a certain rules of living, which are ascertixed pain in the chest, arising from the tained to be generally salutary, or which habitually-constrained posture of it. This he has found adapted to his particular pain is generally attended with at least constitution, and should never deviate an occasional difficulty of breathing, and from them, except perhaps upon some most frequently with a cough, unaccome extraordinary occasion. But these rales, panied by expectoration. In counting- although they should be the guides of his houses, those commercial cloisters, the conduct, need not therefore be the subseeds of disease are often sown at a very jects of his perpetual, or even frequent, early age, which seldom fail, in the ay- meditation. Lord Chesterfield sometumn of life, to produce an abundant where observes, that a gentleman will harvest. The late Dr. George Fordyce always make a point of being mello used to say, in his Lectures, ibat avarice dressed, but will never think of his dress occasioned more disease than all the after it has been once adjusted. In like other vices put together. In this remark manner, a wise man, after having once the lecturer was certainly seduced, by adjusted his habits of life in a manner his hatred to avarice, to advance a doc- best adapted to promote the permanent trine unwarranted by experience. It is enjoyment of it, will ccase to feel any
other anxiety about his health than that lapses of his recollection. His memory he inay improve it to the best advan- has been maimed by the same blow tage.
which disabled one side of his body. A remarkable case has recently oc- His remembrance of things does not apcurred under the notice of the Reporter, pear to be much impaired, but it is which strikingly exemplifies the connec- surprisingly so with regard to the denotion and affinity which may exist between minations of persons or of places. Whilst what are called bilious affections, and with unaffected cordiality he is shaking those which more peculiarly belong to hands with an intimate liiend, le often the nervous system. The patient re- has forgotten his name. Upon enquiry ferred to, had, in consequence of a severe it appeared that the pernicious babiis of domestic deprivation, been led into has the unfortunate patient were still perbits of insidious solace, which, for op. sisted in, which sutliciently accounted wards of two years, seemed to act only for the unbroken protraction of his disa upon the liver, producing, at nearly re- order. In this case nothing can be more gular intervals of ten days, vomiting of evident, than that the bilious, in the bile, which was occasionally attended by first instance, and the nervous complaint, a species of diarrhea, that assimilated which succeeded, both originated from the disorder to the character of cholera. one source; which may give a hint to For the considerable period above-meno those who are much troubled with the tioned, his only complaint was that, in bile, especially when it has been occapopular and fashionable language, is de. sioned by the same means as in the nominated “ The Bile.” After the lapse, instance just stated, that they may be however, of nearly two years and a half at no great distance, unless they season. from the cominencement of his career ahly reform their diet, from a paralytic in vinous indulgence, he was surprised, seizure. Paralytic seizures, there can without any precautionary or pretatory be little doubt, are more common now
ntimation, by a seizure which pa.alysci than they were formerly; probably owing one-half of luis body, dividing it longi. to a moje luxurious and effeminate morte indinally into two equal sections, the of living haring been in modern times one dead to all the purposes of sensation more generally adopred. The circumor voluntary motion, the other retain- stances and symptoms which often, for a ing all the functions and privileges of long time before the actual attack of palsy, vitality, although in some measure, of precedle and threaten its approacli, are course, clogged and impedled by the im- surprisingly similar to those which were potent and deceased ball to which it was detailed in the Report of the last month, wited. It is now more than three as the avant couriers of an epileptic years since he bas remained in this paroxysm. Happy are they who in either melancholy state; at least, during that came inve discernment to decipher, and time, he has experienced no important resolution practically in apply, the chaof permanent melioration, or any evi- racters of merrace, before it be too late dent tendency towards the recovery of to avert the evil which they forehode ! his corporeal powers. llis mind also
J. ReiD. seems to have shared in the paralysis. Crenville-streel, Prinsrück-square, This is more particulariy evident in the February 12, 1811,
STATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN FEBRUARY,
Contuining official Papers and authentic Documents.
from the conviction it felt that its cliarácter TE following manifesto of the Cortes and object should manifest themselves to Spanish nation, explains the present decrees and decorations, rather than by views, policy, and feelings, of that peo. studied professions and declarations. To act, ple.
and not to profess, was its sacred duty, applySPANIARDS ! -If the Cortes Extraordi- ing itself with undivided heart and hand to Dary, assembled by your free and deliberate the regeneration and well-being of the stát:. choice, and which has been installed solemn- The Congress declaring and acknowle iging ly in the royal Isle of Leon, bas not before, the sovereignty of the nation, solemnly this day regularly addressed you, it was swearing in the name of all the people to MorTALY MAG. No. 210,
preserve the same for Ferdinand VII. king The Cortes, in considering this most ime of Spain and the Indies. Sanctioning the portant subject, are fully aware of the grand constitutional division of three estares, abo- character of the people whom they repre. lishing arbitrary and unjust rules; re-esta- sent, of the worthy ard noble example blishing the fredum of thought in its ori. wh ch they hold iurth to the rest of Europe, ginal purity; restoring to the citizen one of and of the splendid hopes opposed to the the niost sacred rights of political liberty- gloomy horrors which are involved in this that of a free press; forming a new govern- terrible contest. They feel that Spaniards mens, on a compact and vigorous system; must be aware that the war into which the and endeavouring to strengthen the edifice outrageous tyranny of the Gailic despot has of the state by constitutional laws, which goaded them, nust be carried on without they are engaged in framing. In these ur- compromise or relation, and with accelerated gent and laudable occupations the Cortes force. What can be the object of such a were diligently engaged, when a nuvel and species of conciliation? It will not, Spa. most extraordinary run our, vague and hard. nards, be for that of your happiness and Jy credited in its commencement, but soon, Tepse, or to make reparation for the various perhaps, through the machinations of the insults and accursulated injuries inflicted common enemy, obtaining extensive credit, upon you! No, the souls of tyrants are resounded in all parts of Spain, as well as in never actuated by the impulse of virtue. many other quarters, and imperiously called Napoleon is instinctively malignant. This for the nicot serious attention on the part of has been terribiy exemplified with respect to the national Congress.
us alieady. He again see is to enslave us, Pe awa e, o Spaniards! that the tyrant to render us the unhappy influence of his inof Europe, panting to subjugate us, now adus satiable anıbition. Your aimirable patriotesin, treachery and artitice to the unh-ard-of vio- courage, and constancy, have bitherto discon, Jence by which he has gouded you into this ceite wis iniquitous projects. Spain has deiensive war; and, considering the ardent successfully resisted him, to whose triumphal force of your love and loyalty tor your adored car ali the hings of Europe succumb. The sovereign, he endeavours to contravene these subile tyrant has selt.consulied a project for sentiments, by insidiously pretending to make surjagising Spain; he feels the ruling virtue restitution to the outsaged Spaniards, and to of genuine Spaniards is that of loyalty to compassionate the stale to which he has now
their sovereig s. He behoids the unpruc: reduced th-n. But think not, Spaniards! Wed Ferdinand in his power; he conceives that tyranis ever are beneficent without some the expevient of sending him to Spain in the insidious motive. Ferdinand may be sent
insidious character of an adopted son ; but to Spain, but he will be surrounded by in ettect as a degraded instrument. Не armed Frenchmen, and by Spaniards who knows his iniluence, and hopes to bring about suiter themselves to be seduced by the arti- a tranquil sukniission by his means. Не fices, or intimidated by the menacei, of Bo- sees that America already acknowledges bis naparte. He would come as one of the sway; but slivuld this illustrious and devofamily of this monster, either by means of tud missionary de unsuccess ul, he sees at an union with a foreign princess, or as an
least that the Spaniards will be divided, and adopted son of Napoleon ; he would come to the see:S sown of dissension and distrust, administer to the will of this execrable pro
and thinks that the wavering and unprincitector, by endeavouring to obtain a peace of pied mung us will excu:e their desertion, his dictation, or, in other words, to etietu- under the preiext of adhering to the lortunes ate the ruin and subjugation of the Penin- oi feruinand. suia. Such is the substance of these ru- But, Spaniards, all these insidious machi. mours; considerations in which are at once nations will vanish like the mists before compromised the honour and decorum of your the sun of your rectitude and true interests. king-the independence and sovereignty of Let us continue loyal to Ferdinand. What the nation--and the dignity and salvation of nation has ever given such proofs of loyalty the inonarchy The extravagant request of
tu its sovereign ? (Heie a variety of signal adoption, which is already said to have been instances are ciced.) But, suppose Bonaparte made in the name oi Ferdinand, and which shouia prevail on the cuptive prince lo enter is inserted in those public papers in the pay Spain; will he be the same, the adored of Bonaparte, leaves no room to doubt of monarch of our choice? No; Ferdinand the design of the usurper lo degrade and Napoleon, can never be Ferdinand de Lourvility their lawful sovereign in tlie eyes of bon. No; he would be the servile instruSpaniards, for the purpose of forwarding his ment of the Corsican Attila, encircled by iniquitous designs. Tous you sce tie mo. atrocious Gauis, and degraded Spaniards, ment is arrived, perhaps is not far distant, instead of slee ans geierous subjects. His when the nation may be placed in a situation idunity would no longer exist. You would us perilous and complicated, as that which never be one the deceived victims of such gave birth to its heroic insurrection, and in an i!lusion, and the crown which the tyrant which it would have to display a similar would apparenily restore, would form a new grandeur and nobleness of character. emblem of mockery and insult.
Politica! Political independences and social felicity Given at the Royal Isle of Leon, the 9th were our objects when, at Aranjuez, we tried of January, 1811. to seat on the Spanish thro..e, a prince, ido.
ALONSE CANEDO, President. lized by us for his ainisble and benevolent
JOSE MARTINZZ, Der. Sec. disposition. Such are still the objects of
JCSE AZNAREZ, Dep. Scc. the Spanish people, for which they have
GREAT BRITAIN. already sustained a three years' sanguinary Recapitulation of by Parliamentary Proceedings wartare, and have latterly convened the relative to the Establishment of the Rezercy. Extraordinary Cortcs of the Sp.nish monar- Though the King's illness commency on chy. To defend the country against its the 21th of October, very little was heard of actual enemies, and to secure its future in- it pu slielv in London uutil the suth or gist, dependence, is the universal wish of the the day before the me:cing of Posliament. people, and the sworn duty of their reple. The meeting of Parliiment is, perhaps, the sentatives ; they wish for a monarchical con- circumstance to wrich the people is indebied siitution, but one tice and equitabie, as now for such early intormation of the state of bis contemplated by chose represe itatives ! Na- M jesty's health, as we may conclude, from poleon is deceived as to our real objects. what we have learned in the course of the Spaniards combat not for vain glory, or for discussion, that were it not for the casual undefined or unjust objects ; our political omission of the sign manual to the proper independence, dumstic tranquillity and free. instrument, we migiit have remained ignoranc dom, and the integrity of our territories, are of ii, until the time appointed for the regular our real and only objects.
meeting would have made the disclosure unaLet us announce to all Europe, chat Spa- voidable. On the 1st of November, the Lord niards contemplare, with astonishment and Chancellor informed the House of Lords of admiration, the spirited and generous exer- the melancholy event, and Lord Liverpool tions of our allies. Let us express our gra- moved an adjournment for a fortnight (ilie titude to our brethren in America, who have shortest period within which Parliament can with such enthusiastic loyalty asserted the be assembled for the dispatch of business) i cause of the mother country, and present he moved also, that the House should be such a striking contrast to the vile assassins summoned for that day, and that letters should of the crafty tyrant. Let us evince to the be sent by the Chancellor to the Members, world that the immense power of our com- requesting their attendance : those motions mon enemy will not avail against the im. were agreed to without debate or division, pregnable barrier of your heroic virtue, A similar notificativa was made to the Com. though he should take advantage of the mons by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, helpless situation of a young and unpracti. and similar proceeoings adopted. The cause of sed prince, and convert him personally into his Majesty's illness was stated to be concern the blind instrument of his atrocious pro- for the alarming state of his daughter the Prinjects.
Cess Amelia's health; and very c nfident hopes The Cortes, the legitimate interpreters of were held out of his speedy recovery. your wills in this terrible crisis, swear so- On the 14th, the physicians attending his lemnly, in your name, before the Supreme Majesty were examined before the Privy Being, in presence of all the nations of the Council at Buckingham-house; and the Paro earth, and of the august and beneficent ally liament meeting ihe following day, pursuant in particular, not to lay down their arms, to adjournment, the Chancellor, in the Lurds, nor afford the enemy a moment of repose, spoke of his Majesty's convalescence, from nor to enter into any concert or agreement the favourable symptoms which his disoriler with him, until he shall have previously began to assume: he moved an adjournment evacuated the territories of Spain, and those for another fortnight, and was seconded by of our neighbouring and illustrious ally, Lord Moira. Lord Grenville complained of Portugal! Unite with us in this solemn the conduct of ministers; they ought to have oath, all you respectable clergy who wish established the necessity of their meeting in to maintain the cause of our altars and our the manner they did by the best evidence holy religion; all you ennobled Spaniards, if the examination of the physicians by a Com. you pretend, in imitation of your ancestors, mittee of tliat House. He did not desire, to defend the throne and the country; and however, to oppose the question of adjournall you industrious and commercial citizens,
Lord Grey also spoke to the sume and proprieturs of every description, repine effect. In the Commons, the Chancellor of not at any sacrifices you may make for ob- the Exchequer moved an adjournment for a jects so justly dear to you : recollect and fortnight, and spoke of the King's health consider the barbarous and protane atrocities almost in the same terms which had been used of your releatiess enemy! If any amongst in the Lords: both he and Lord Floon menyou prefer wearing the mark of inglorious tioned their confidence to have arisen from slavery in your unmanly foreheads, let him the opinion of the physicians. Mr. Ponsonby, fily the land of heroic freedom, and on him and Mr. Whitbread censured the manner of be the indignant curses of the nation. proceeding of the minister, but did not oppnse