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butions to polite literature, and “to the harm- they have gained ; nor can the friends of hu. less gaiety of nations ?'. Do our readers know manity, and of the best interests of Great the powers of the Chameleon, that of chang- Britain, perform a better preliminary service ing its hne at pleasure, (yet there are good than making the contents of this letter genereasons for this too,) and of assimilating its rally known. colour to suit any particular object and situa. THE EloN ANNUAL, Edited by Mr tion ? Last year, for instance, the Chameleon Grant of the Elgin Courier.- This is ano. came forth rich and stately in deep blue and ther of those wonderful attempts which char. gold. In this it appears in the forest livery, the acterize our forward age. The literary part costume of Titania's court, gold and green. is mostly by the Editor; and very creditable The power of varying its contents is equally to his judgment, taste, and fancy, it is. The remarkable ;-prose and verse, gaieties and drawings are also by the same hand. Of gravities, puns, and apophthegms, and effu. these, Findhorn Suspension Bridge, and sions in that mixed mood which blends smiles Craigellachie are truly beautiful. The other with tears, and in which the author is so subjects are only recommended by local prosuccessful. The diversity of subjects is not priety. Several of our Scottish literati have more remarkable than the diversity of style. contributed to this volume, of which the Pro. Instead of pictorial embellishment, Mr At. vince of Moray may well be proud. kinson has pressed the Muse of music into STATEMENTS RELATIVE TO THE his service. Several songs, the music com- CITY OF EDINBURGH, &c.* _The sum posed by Clarke, the words by the Author and substance of this pamphlet is, that the and Editor, and very neatly executed in the inhabitants of Edinburgh, for the great engrating, adorn the volume ; which, reserv. love they bear to that “ beautiful instituing its literary merits, which are wonderful, for after and ampler consideration, we recom
tion which our fathers founded with their mend as a most appropriate holyday gift,
blood," viz. the Established Church, “ sweets to the swee?," and suitable orna.
should consent not only to continue the ment of a drawing-room table. In beauty of present Annuity Tax, and all the other obtypography, size, and getting up altogether, jectionable revenues of the Clergy, but to it certainly surpasses many of the Annuals of pay an additional sum of L.6,500 annu. the year.
ally, and to build fifteen new churches !!! THE SUPREME IMPORTANCE OF A Right We have heard of castle-building, but MORAL TO A Right EconomICAL State our church-building author seems quite OF THE COMMUNITY. By Dr. CHAI.MERS.
as aerial as the most imaginative of these - This pamphlet is a supplement which Dr. Chalmers has made to his late work, “On
visionary architects. Morals in connexion with Political Eco
Hood's Comic ANNUAL.-The hu. nomy.” Its principal object is to reply to the mour, wit, and fancy of Mr. Hood are Strictures on that work in the last Edin- more alive than ever. “ Time cannot burgh Review. The Dr. retains all his early wither him ; nor custom stale his infinite opinions; but the Review has modified, and, variety.” The letter from a London Servin some important points, changed its ideas ing Maid, exported by Government on since the period when they coincided entirely a matrimonial speculation to Van Diewith his. On the points in dispute, we can- men's Land, The Shilling, The Fox-hun. not enter here; but we give the Dr. entire
e ter, and twenty other pieces, are in his
ter praise for one particular of his reply,-his
first style; while something about the triumphant exposure of the fallacy of those statements in the Rerieur, which we saw,
verses on Niagara makes us regret that with some surprise, copied into all the news.
the author of the poein of Eugene Aram papers, setting forth, and exulting over the were not editor of a serious as well as of happy, and the immensely improved condi- a comic annual. Why are the singletion of the poor in this couniry. It suited handed annuals always so much better the reviewer to draw such pictures of the than the joint stock ones, even when the social beatitudes of the laburing poor of editors are far inferior in talent to Hood ? Scotland; bot Dr. Chalmers knows better, We cannot tell ; but the fact is establishand we thank him for giving truths which
ed :--and of all co-operative systems, the should be told the sanction of his name.
literary annual is the least successful. The reviewer has chosen to look only at the bright points of ihe picture. Dr. Cha'mers has considered its shadows and its blo:s, as well as its light and brilliancy.
PERIODICALS. LETTER OF DR. KAY ON THE STATE OF For some months past, a monthly work THE MANUFACTURING Poor Of Man- hae.
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nai, published in London, by an associa. pamphlet, we are glad to find so early in a second edition. It contains fearful pictures
ition of the friends of Poland. We no. of evils that must speedily work a chance un tice the work more from esteem of its obthe face of our society, either for weal or ject than any hope which we indulge of wo. His expositions and warnings are its success. The whole press of Britain timely and earnest, and may contribute to the workings of a happy change. We re
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| Tilt, London, No. XI.-SOL, II.
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If there be one thing we hate more than an exceeding great yearning for the ad. another, it is politics ; and that antipathy, it vent of that glorious day, when all the nawill readily be admitted, is abundantly mani. tions of the earth, and all the tribes of man, fested in all our numbers. Where circum- sball be made civilized and happy, and fitte i stances have occurred, we have felt compel- to enjoy the blessings which that divine led, it is true, to discuss the topics which the gift (io be had for the seeking) will impart, events of stirring, if not troublous times, are we to be twitted as politicians, or libellep have raised ; but it has been with a loathing as thick and thin partisans ? Partisans we are, which few can appreciate, save those whom to a degree, we confess it; but only for, a the stern dictate of duty has goaded into ac- whilc, and only of those by whose instrations contrary to their disposition. We know mentality we in our conscience think it will that the Magazines of Tait and Ebony are be most speedily, thoroughly, and for ever considered by many as periodicals especially secured. "No! It is philanthropy, not po. political ; than this, however, nothing can be litics which urges our pen. We feel for the sillier or further distanced from truth. The foolish, and compassionate their condition; able articles, ostens bly on such matters, and inasmuch as elrat we are habitually acwhich now and then appear in the latter, are customed to see further into millstones than by shallow-pated Tories, deemed the very a stupid and ungrateful public, so, and therealpha and oinega of all that is excellent and fore only, do we sometimes dirty our fingers powerful in the furtherance of their great in the mud of politics, that we may instruct, felonious cause; the blockheads! they can- and guide, and improve, and shew them their not see, what to every body else is plain as incorrigible blockheadism in all its detora pike staff, that they are the effusions of a mity, and teach them the ways that lead to decently educated brain exercising its powers rational hap, iness; howb.-it the task is, per on simple theses of logie; as clever illustra. se, sore, painful, and disgustingly difficult of tions, inerely, of the noble and sublime art of achievement. Oh! could the Taitites of exposing or of perverting truth, as caprice this benighted land behold with what eyeor winking cajolery happens to determine. bearning delight we rush to our table strewNone better knows than the writers that ed with the beautiful accumulations of liter. their object is the most untoriable in the ature and the fine arts--the soul-absorbing world. "The drolls are radicals to the back. interest with which we sit ourselves down bone-actual ultras; radicals in principle, thereto - the sun shining gladness which radicals in hope, and radicals in all the re- steals glowingly first, and then brightens ferlations of political existence. Did the sla. vidly in our bosoms-could hear our laugh vering Conservative clique possess the brains (hall crow, half chuckle) of intense pleasure, of a reflecting donkey, it would have perceiv- as, flinging into oblivion the memory of that ed—the propositions stripped of the balder. dreary jading journey into the wilderness of dash and tinsel of language - how cleverly politics just accomplished, we now prepire, the clear heads of these laughing banterers gloatingly, to peruse, and to contemplate, were, friis especial bamboozlement, arguing and to revel in the goodly heap of treasure backwards; it would have seen how beaution which the eye reposes-nothing buman fully they were demonstrating the existence wonld libel us with the bare supposition of a mare's nest, and straining their sharp that we tolerated politics. wits to substantiate the veriest shadow of a Iudeed, shrewd as we are, and penetrating shade that ever fitted before a muduled as is our philosopby, we are altogether uns cerebrom. So, also, do many--we know it able to account low any man living, not - suppose that we are desperate Whigs, mal, can, from love or choice, be a politician. either, or ultra radicals, inveterate politicians We do not deny the fact of such an enor. at the least-the most palpable possible of mity; we only cannot accouut for its exist. all absurdities! The dull of perception may, ence. Well do we remember a train of exceland do imagine, that the spirited and appa- lent reasoning that passed through our minds rently political papers which continually some fifteen or eighteen moons back, which, appear in our pages are concocted out though it would take several pages to narof sheer love of such thankless subjects: rate even in outline, we will merely recur
-buh! we repeat that politics we ent!u- to as exemplifying how easily and how dissiastically hate. True, we desire the reign astrously the theoretical convictions of the of universal liberty; chaste, sober, holy most brilliant minded may be upset by vil. liberty: but because our bo.sels ycarn with gar fact.
We were seated on a soft and pleasant not for us to fix the climacteric) we are half tuft of earth in the mid-height of majestic disposed to condole in very sincerity of sorSkiddaw, surveying the imposing grandeur row. The eyes of ungenerous man have of of the surrounding scenery; the variform late become so familiarized with all that is and miny-tinted hills; the sparkling 'oliage perfect in loveliness, that no woman whose of the trees; the blue impenetrable sky, the charms fail to realize the vivid beauty which gorgeous clouds that slowly wandered there; every month profusely scatters about, in one and the beautiful mockery of all their pic- or other of its varieties, and in such stirring tured imagery in the bright and quiet Der representations, can scarcely hope in these went water beneath ; and we reposed our days to captivate his fancy, or fix bis wanwearied spirit in the «ublime and universal dering eye. What fastidious roysterer, be silence of the spot. We thought of things be of green nonage, or of green old age, mortal and immortal; of reaction, the wide now thinks of flirtation or incipient wedlock; earth, its magnificent mountains, its peace- meeting as he must daily meet with, damful plains, its immeasurable waters ; this sels under ordinary circumstances, when for glorious irorld, still fresli as from God's a round half crown his eye may luxuriate; own hand it sprung--and then of puny man, monthly on whatever is possible in female by whom its fair surface is blemished. We beauty, without a thought to vex him of thought of his wars and his struggles, his rashness, railing, fault, food, or fecundity. stormy passions, his busy bunglings, his Ladies! we feel for you, because pe candeadly strifes, his hopes, ambitions, thoughts, not chocse but be sad ; and can well pardon writin, ravings; and wished that his race the execrations which you pour with a libecould, one by one, walk throngh this valley al and a hearty spirit upon the head of the and on those hills, and contemplate the live unhappy Findens. Yet, let us counsel ye to ing splendours of nature as they shone be calm and listen to the language of reason arounil. We wished he were there to survey, rather than of wrath: They deserve not to admire, to think “in and in,” and be your anger, dear ones, believe us! Answer hushed at once into awe or nothingness by us now; are they not contributar the sublimity of the scene upon which we more admirable your semi celestial sex, by were moralizing in eloquence supernatural. exhibiting to the gazing admiration of a Alas! our eve fell in its rovings on a living stricken, dumb-foundered world, such choice, habitation within the distance of one little chaste, enchanting, specimens of it? And mortal hop-step and-a-jump, and upon the in- ought ye not to greet their labur with stant this fine-spun superstructure of thought smiles and sparkling eyes, not frowns and vanished into thin air ; for there dwelt our anger-chattering, think ye? Turn, we begifted and mixguided Laurcate, SouthEY, seech you, to this first part of the Gallery, who, for aught we could say to the contrary; and gaze upon that anyelic creature, that was at that very hour, ard in the bosom of pure and holy innocent, whose “soft and this soul-subduing solitude, up to his chin serious eyes," pi icing illimitable space, are in politics and poetry, qnod libels and the fixed on visions of another world, Quarterly! tossing his polished mind on the turbulent sea of party, paltry, pitiful politics;
" How beautiful she looks!-as flowers
When newly touched with heaven's dew, and in the centre of all that was serene and
Upon her soul the sacred showers holy, meditating upon those things, possibly, Of truth have fallen anew " which might stir into agitation the angry wrath of swarming multitudes. Thus were
There she stands, we staggered into the assurance, that politi.
"quiet as a Vuncians do exist; yet still to this hour we deem Breathless with adoration !" it a marvel.
Marvellously lovely she is indeed ; but is it Turn we, however, to the performance of not the loveliness of earth clothed in the one of our most delightful occupations- sat sublimity of intense purity, which speaks to ing the eye and delighting the mind, with the soul and transfixes the admiration, which the beautiful in art, and proclaiming, with a none but a woman can feel, and none but a willing and far-reaching voice, merit where
woman's face express ? merit is due.
Turn, again, to Plate 3, and dwell 'for
awhile upon that nameless FINDEN'S GALLERY OF GRACYS. * _How
“thing to bless, excellent a thing is competition ! It may be
full of light and loveliness likened to charity, which blesseth every body, (see Shakspeare,) and to the sweet south, ino
Hearken to Mr. Hervey, and, with willwhich stealeth over beds of ruses, giving
ing and pleased minds, do his bidding! and taking odoor (see same. " Finden's
" Look into her laughing eyes, Gallery of the Graces !" What an elegant
As bright and blue as summer skies alliteration! Heath's Book of Beauty was « Gaze upon her rose-red lips; happy as a title, but the Gallery of the
How beautiful amid their dew!
As never o'er their bloom kad passed Graces_ Finden's Gallery !--beats the other
The breath of one adieu," all to nothing.
Once more, go forward to Plate 3, and * We could almost pity womankind from feast your eyes upon that melancholy girl the very apex of our heart, and with every resting her sweet and placid cheek upon her female from Gifteen to five-and- ty, (it is hand. How mild and guileless is the er.
pression of her fair countenance ! How se. Charles Tilt.
rene her brow! What a little world of
thought is passing before her fixed eye ! Her the expression of intense passion to a face features are clothed in memory
which, from its round, chubby, pretty, home"Remembrance like the breeze that meets bretly features, (true to the text) would be flowers
much better adapted for the indication of Brings fragrance from her vale of vanish'd good humour and undisturbed serenity. The
years; Or sinks along her heart-like dew-in showers,
conception and arrangenient of the attire we That draw forth sweetness while they fill with
much like. tears."
LANDSCAPE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE WA
VERLEY NOVELS - Nos. 10. & 1l.-Good: Now, ladies, pause a little! Do not your bosoms thrill at the thought of having com
both good. There are several very pleasmunity of sex with creatures so delectable
ing views in them, among which we paras are these ecstatic originals, (for they are
ticularly like those of the Castle of Ashall actually living, or have lived : Oh!
by, Cattermorle ; York Minster, Nash;
: that they should ever fade or die!) Does
Jorvaulx Abbey, De Wint; and the Old
Bridge of Tweed, Il'estall. the gleain of gratitude steal into your hearts
The scenery towards the Findens for thus perpetuating
in the two latter is very romantic; but pur. such samples of you? Ought you not, love
chasers ought to bear in mind that this
work is designed less for the publication ly but silly crcatures as ye are, to thank your stars and Mr. Tilt, that this just and
of pretty pictures than for a faithful rehonourable tribute to female excellence has
presentation of the actual scenes commecommenced ? Encourage it as you love us.
morated by our great northern novelist.
- The Lils of St. Leonards," (Effie Deans,) To the lords of the creation we have soberer
and “Lucy Bertram,” are prefixed. words to speak.
THE PROCISSION OF THE FLITCH OF BA. The prosessed object of the present work
CON.- This is one of those beautiful landis to give a practical demonstration “that
marks,' by which we are from time to time female lovelines,-in all the forms in which poets have dreamt, or painters embodied
enabled to note the progress of the art of enit,lies scattered about the thoronghfares
graving in the English School. With the
& and lonely plices of society."
original picture by the classic Stothard the Each of the
initiated' are of course well acquainted ; and sketches is to be made from living originals,
we bail with pleasure this splendid ergravwith reference to some familiar passages in
ing, by means of which its beauties, thus the works of some distinguished writer ; and will present, in real forms, an illustra
multiplied, will be made manifest to thoution of the sentiment which such passage
sands wl:o have not yet beheld the delightful
composition of this veteran's chasse pencil. conveys.” Here, indeed, is a wide field for
The subject is designed after the plan of the labour in its most attractive garb; and if
" Pilgrimage to Canterbury," but is less
is this work only continue as it has com
crowded in the grouping, and the arrange. menced, it may become one of the most po
ment of the characters more simply devised. pular of the day. There are three portraits
The murkiness of the sky, and the harsh, in this first number, (two by Mr. Boxall,
unpicturesque back-ground which character. the third by Mr. Wright, who have both
" ised its great predecessor, are absent here, executed their part of the task most skilful
and the whole composition is lighter in every ly,) each accompanied by a page or two of
respect. But an air of mannerism is conarming poetry by Mr. T. K. Hervey, unuu.. e guidance the Gallery is to be fille spicuously visible, which the other did not ed. The beauty of the present number is its
is possess : this, perhaps, is ascribable to tlie
advanced age of the venerable Stothard most eloquent recommendation,
We gaze upon it with a melancholy inter
est, not for itself in truth, but from the conPORTRAITS OF THE PRINCIPAL FEMALE
viction that this, most probably, is the lastCHARACTERS IN THE WAVERLEY Novels.
(withering words)--tlie last production of - Part 3. *_It is from no unkindly feel.
that accomplished artist, which the triumph ings to the publishers that we express our
of the sister art will serve to make more po. pleasure at the appearance of the above.
pular. To the Engraver, Mr James Henry named work of Finden's Gallery, because
Watt, we would offer our gratulation with we are sure that such a competitor will
an unsparing liberality; for he has executed spur them on to increased exertions in the
his task most admirably, and stamped himsucceeding numbers of the Waverley Por.
· self as one of our first living artists. traits. Where a spirited rivalry exists there
FINDEN'S ILLUSTRATIONS OF BYRON.is little chance of degeneracy in either. The
Part 10.+- Tbe reputation of respectable present, Part 3, contains those of Lucy Ber
Mies houses is, after all, the best guarantee to the tram, Ellie and Jeanie Deans, and Miss Wardour. To the latter we made allusion
public that their confidence will not be mis.
placed. It was once, not many years ago, in our last. The beauty of Miss Bertram is marred, we think, by he costume and the
the too frequently an “ accident" upon the pub.
lication of works, in numbers, by petty or attitude in which she is drawn; and Effie would look prettier as a living body. Jean
unprincipled publishers, to adhere to the nie Deans is decidedly the best of this
of this “decov.ducksystem-namely, that the
preliminary issues should be marked by some month's batch; and Mr Leslie is entitled to
iraits of talent or intrinsic merit, and, af. praise in overcoming the difficulty of giving
• Chapman and Hall,
• Chapinan and Hall,