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It acquires something of a putrid same strength and quality as the taste by keeping, but retains its' former." purging quality, and it keeps much Dr Monro, after this, gives an better in open than in corked bottles. account of'his analysis of the water
" It purges gently, and without contained in the six bottles sent to griping. Ăn adult drinks common him. But an account is published, ly a bottle and a half, or two bot- of the analysis of these waters, by tles, in a morning.
the Rev. Mr Beatson, in his Statis. “ In scrophulous and scorbutic tical Account of the parish in habits, it is certainly a most useful which they are situated, which water,
seems to be more accurate than Dr “ A new spring has been lately Monro's, from the imperfect state of discovered, about two or three hun- science at that period in which he dred yards from the old one; but wrote his account, its waters seem to be much of the A Table showing the Contents in a Wine Gallon Measure of each of the Mineral
Waters of the estates of Pitkeathly and Dumbarny, by Mess. Stoddart and Mitchell, Druggists in Perth.
From this analysis, it appears, has a considerable advantage over that these mineral waters are of a the Cheltenham, by containing no similar composition to those of iron, which we have ascertained by Cheltenham, so much resorted to repeated trials, with the most acof late by the fashionable world. curate tests-an advantage which Like the Cheltenham, they are medical people know well how to “ gentle in their operation, have an appreciate, and which accounts for agreeable effect in relieving the the little injury that arises from the stomach of crudities, procuring an great quantities of this water someappetite, and exhilarating the spi- times taken by the inferior class of rits, and, instead of weakening, people, who resort, from all quartend remarkably to strengthen the ters, to these salutary springs. By constitution.” The water is of a those who resort merely for a relief cooling quality, and very efficacious from a sedentary or irregular mode in removing all superabundant heat of living, it should be taken merely from the blood, in which respect it as an alterative, in about the same
quantities as Cheltenham water, render it calculated for a most that is about two or three bottles in agreeable summer residence. There a morning; but even a greater are now also most excellent accomquantity may be taken without any modations for the ladies and genpossible injury; a few mornings tlemen who chuse to visit these, experience being sufficient to ascer waters. The principal house is tain the useful quantity, according Pitkeathly House, formerly the to the constitution and habit of the mansion-house belonging to the drinker of this beverage, who has estate, but now fitted up in a most at least this advantage over the comfortable and very elegant mandrinker of wine, that it will not ner, for the accommodation of give him a head-ache afterwards, if boarders. The present landlord, he even takes one or two additional Mr Menzies, has fitted ир. about bottles.
thirty beds; and he is building an As to the use of those waters elegant ball-room, together with being of great efficacy in scrophu- billiard and card-rooms. There is lous and scorbutic complaints, we another house at the Wells, the bave stated the testimony of the former being about a quarter of a late Dr Robert Wood, than whom mile distant from them. The Well there never was a man of more per- House contains nearly as many fect knowledge of disease, atten- beds as Pitkeathly House, but is tion, candour, and skill in his pro- not so pleasantly situated. fession, or more perfectly free from In the vicinity of these wells withthe affectation and parade too much in a few miles, you have not only in fashion, in the present age of the beautifully situated city of medical science.
Perth, but you have the Palace of It is one advantage of these wa- Scone, Dupplin House, the seat ters, which accounts in some de- of the Earl of Kinnoul; Invermay, gree for the silence of medical men, the Seat of Colonel Belches ; Monihat they require no preparative crieff House, and the adjacent hills, medicines in order to drink them, denominated by Pennant. the glory and no danger is incurred in the of Scotland. Kinfaun's Castle, use of them.
the seat of Earl Gray ; Lyndock, We rather think, however, it the beautiful cottage of General would do honour to some of the Graham, with many other delightnumerous very able medical men at ful scenes, all within an easy morPerth, were they to pay particular ning ride. At no great distance attention to the very numerous cases also are situated, Dunkeld, Drumof persons among the lower classes mond Castle, Ochtertyre, Duneira, who resort hither; in order that the and Loch Earn; also the celebratefficacy of these waters might be ed Loch Catherine. We therfore better known.
think we cannot do a greater serThere can be no doubt, howe-' vice to our readers, than to make ver, that they are of great use in known to them this agreeable and scrophulousand perpetic complaints, salutary means of health and pleaas well as in those of general debi- sure. Besides the excellent accomlity, or any heat arising from irre- modation at the two houses above gular living, or sedentary employ-, mentioned, there are several houses ment. While the excellence of the for the reception of visitors, at the situation in the neighbourhood of Bridge of Earn, about a mile from most beautiful rivers and walks, the Wells, and also some farm
houses who admit lodgers: So that artist conceives, that the surest way although the company of late years to secure attention, is the introduchas been very numerous, yet they tion of powerful effect, furious coare seldom obliged to go away for lours, and size of canvass; but the want of room. But in order not to connoisseur knows that art lies deep, be disappointed, we would advise and is not to be perceived at a them to write before hand to the glance. landlord of Pitkeathly house, near We wish to impress these truths Bridge of Earn, where there is also strongly on the minds of artists, for the advantage of having a regular such feelings as we now describe Post office, and not only the mail. háve unhappily been the means of passing every day, but two other introducing (since the commencecoaches, and a third, three times a ment of the exhibitions at the Royal week.
Academy) a style of colouring and effect more resembling a competi
tion for fan painting, or studies for Osservations on the Fifth Exhibition hearth rugs! of Paintings in Edinburgh. A continuance of these annual
exhibitions, we believe, now depends N Monday the 6th April, this entirely on the artists, and can only
exhibition was opened in York be secured by their cultivating the Place. We have observed, with utmost cordiality and liberality agreat satisfaction, the continued mongst themselves. The greatest and gradual improvement, which difficulty, in arriving at this point, has manifested itself in the artists, arises, we suspect, from the laws of since the commencement of this the society, regarding the placing institution. The attention attract- or hanging of the pictures, for, by ed by it, ever since its first esta- them, we understand that seven genblishment, and the love of art which tlemen of the society (themselves it seems to be exciting in this me- exhibitors) have each a voice in the tropolis, cannot fail to be produc- arrangement. Now, under these tive of the most beneficial effects. circumstances, we suspect it is not The number of similar institutions in human nature, that one artist formed all over Great Britain, and should give the preference to the the success they have met with, works of another, following the present a striking feature of im- same department of art, however provement in the taste of the pre- superior in merit. Indeed, we are sent age. There is, however, in astonished how the gentlemen of this mode of exciting talent by this society fell into such a mistake ; competition, a disadvantage, which for the differences in the Royal appears to us considerable. There Academy, where only three memis too evident an attention to the bers are appointed to regulate this opinions of the great mass of visi- business, have been evident to every tors at an exhibition; or, in other artist in the least accquainted with words, too strong a desire to please the state of art in England. It is the multitude. It is, doubtless, the decided and manifest partiality natural enough for an artist to wish resulting from such powers, not the to draw the attention of visitors, às error of judgment, which displeases early as possible to his works, and, the exhibitors. But this evil, we as the great proportion of the peo- fear, will not be corrected, till genple, in all ages, have been attracted tlemen can be found fit and willing more by glitter than real merit, the to undertake the task, and who are
in no way interested, except in their is kindly done into English, and love of the art.
marked by Mr S. for the benefit of We have been thus particular, on the visitors), is a head, in red chalk, this point, in consequence of the of as homespun an object as we ever reported secession of a member of the recollect to have seen; and nothing, society, as amiable for his private in our apprehension, could possibly virtues, as he is exalted in his pub- make such a thing acceptable, save lic character, and whose loss, we the exquisite finishing of a cabinet have no doubt, will be as deeply felt picture. When we reflect on the as it will be hurtful to the institu great powers of this eminent master, tion.
and call to our recollection the many No. 1. Testa per l' Incisore-A. charming pictures which have come SKIRVING.—That the Society should from his easel, we blush for his appublicly advertise, “ No copies ad- pearance in this exhibition. Before mitted," and that the very first num- leaving Mr Skirving, we feel disposber in their catalogue should be a ed to offer him a little parting adcopy, argues perhaps as little for the vice. Let him curb, as much as discernment of the receivers of the possible, his vanity, for it is the sia pictures, as it does for the judgment which most easily besets bim; and, of any artist who would condescend when he appears again before the to exhibit such a work as a speci- public, let him produce specimens men of his abilities.
of art more worthy of himself. When we see other masters, on A man's friends will always fuel this occasion, summoning into action disposed to overlook his foibles, in all the powers they are capable of, proportion to his amiable qualities; whilst this gentleinan coolly trans- and to these Mr Skirving has large mits a sketch of a head in Scotch claims. But the case is totally difchalk, or, a line describing a profile ferent with the public; and, if he on a board, however masterly ; it will take the trouble of standing beindicates nothing, in our opinion, side his pictures any forenoon, and but a presumptuous confidence in his listen to the remarks of the visitors own talents, together with a want of on them, he will there learn, that deference for the opinion of the pub- the man is a more grateful Morceau lic
, which is equally disgusting, as pour les Critiques, than any of lujo it is reprehensible.
works. This head (“ Berry Intagliatore," No. 2. Portrait of a young Lady as it is written on the drawing) is la - W. DOUGLAS.—This is a very boriously chalked ;- but the eyes are interesting little picture, and one out of drawing, and there is a ge of the best of Mr Douglas's drawneral twist in the face, which, how. ings in the exhibition ; the attitude ever, may be very correct to nature; is extremely easy and natural ; the but, not having the original by De extremities are well drawn, and the la Cour before us, we know not how back ground
very well adapted to much of the merit belongs to the the subject. The black gauze dress copyist. This drawing, we observe, has a very pretty effect, although is offered for sale ; but, as if the art- rather out of place on account of ist was ashamed of plainly telling us the lady's youth, and we think the 60, he drags forth a scrap of Italian red shawl or drapery she is sitting to aid him in the task, and writes on, rather introduced for 'effect underneath, “ Per vendere." than according to strict costume ;
No. 34. “Morceau pour les Cri- but these are licences claimed by tiques," (or Mary Ballingall, as it artists. There are a number of
other drawings in the -same style, power, at the same time that we some of them prettily coloured, and judge of the abilities of the engraall of them neatly put out of hand; ver, to form also some idea of the but there is one general defect, and powers of the painter, whose tathat is, the want of an appropriate lents we have before never had an effect of light and shadow; they are opportunity of appreciating in any too much inlaid, as it were, on way, except by the eulogiums upon their grounds, and all parts of the him handed to us from the south. figures seem equally illuminated, The composition of the picture which produces a hard and cold shows the unrivalled excellence of appearance. The landscape. back- this artist in telling his story, the grounds are very well introduced, first merit in a work of this sort, and neatly pencilled, which cer and without which the most exquitainly adds much to the value of site finishing is labour in vain. We the portraits.
wish some of the artists in this city, No. 3. and 4. Peasant Boy and following the same path, to attend Girl-W. J. Thomson.-These are particularly to this; every circum
pretty little fancy pictures, stance in the Fiddler has its meansweetly coloured, and possessing ing, even to the wheel which is great nature. No. 5. 7. and 28. dragged in the boy's cart, at the Portraits. Mr Thomson is an ar- · same time that none of these obtist, we think, treading as yet in jects are intruded upon the eye by that middle path of art which al- ' any boyish affectations, but conways commands our respect, but cealed or brought forward as neseldom soars so high, as to excite cessity requires, and to suit the geour admiration, and he undoubt- neral effect of the picture. edly bear3 away the palm in his If the painter has done so comown department this year. In No. pletely his part of the work, the 113. Love and Solitude, he has at- engraver has equally succeeded in tempted, with considerable success, his department; indeed, the print a historical minature, a style of art seems a complete transcript of the seldom even aimed at in this coun- picture. try. There is perhaps too great a The engraving of the Fiddler is monotony in his colouring, which peculiarly excellent, as also the he could easily get quit of by a mi- two children listening to his music. nute aitention to nature. We take The heads and hands are beautimore interest in the progress of this fully marked, and show the engraartist, as he seems to have ideas ver to have all the feeling of a painabove those of a mere face-painter, ter, which is surely necessary to atand his miniatures have, many of tain excellence. The still life, and them, a lightness and airiness, well back-ground in particular, is equal adapted to such pictures.
to any piece of engraving extant, No. 10. Frame, containing eleven A work in this style, executed enMiniature Portraits-A. GALLO- tirely in Britain, forms a new era. WAY.— These are very excellent in art, and we mention it with no specimens of Mr Galloway's style little exultation, when we consider, of painting, which consists chiefly that Scotland has had the honour in high finishing.
of producing both the artists enNo. 116. Engraving of the Blind gaged in it. We are afraid, howFiddler, after Wilkie. - We are ever, from the situation of the print happy that the artist, by sending in the room, it may escape that mi. this meritorious performance for nute attention it so justly descrves. public inspection, has put it in our
(To be continued.)