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butions to polite literature, and to the harm- they have gained ; nor can the friends of huless gaiety of nations ?'. Do our readers know manity, and of the best interests of Great the powers of the Chameleon,--that of change 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 ELOIN ANNUAL, Edited by Mr tion ? Last year, for instance, the Chameleon Grant of the Elgin Courier. This is anocame forth rich and stately in deep blue and ther of those wonderful attempts which chargold. 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 liave more remarkable than the diversity of style. contributed to this volume, of which the Pro. Instead of pictorial embellishment, Mr At- rince 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 engraving, adorn the volume; which, reserving its literary merits, which are wonderful, love they bear to that“ beautiful institufor after and ampler consideration, we recom
tion which our fathers founded with their mend as a most appropriate holyday gitt, 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.
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. CHALMERS.
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 cannot enter here; but we give the Dr. entire ter, and twenty other pieces, are in his
men's Land, The Shilling, The Fox-hunpraise for one particular of his reply, his first style; while something about the triumphant exposure of the fallacy of those statements in the Review, 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 country. 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 labouring poor of editors are far inferior in talent to Hood ? Scotland; bot Dr. Chalmers knows better, We cannot tell ; but the fact is establishand re thank him for giving truths which ed :-and of all co-operative systems, the should be told the sanction of his name.
The reviewer has chosen to look only at the literary annual is the least successful. bright points of the picture. Dr. Chalmers 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 has appeared in London, entitled PoloSecond Edition.-Dr. Kay's
nai, published in London, by an associa. pamphlet, we are glad to find so early in a
We no. second edition.
It contains fearful pictures tion of the friends of Poland. of evils that must speedily work a change on
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 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.
• Edinburgh: W. Tait. commend them to yet wider attention than
| Tilt, London, xo. XI,VOL, 11.
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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 (to 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- while, 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 popolitical ; than this, however, nothing can be lities which urges our pen. We fi:el for the sillier or further distanced from truth. The foolish, and compassionate their condition; able articles, ostens bly on such matters, and inasmuch as'tlrat ile 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 ornega 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 defora 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 logic; as clever illustra. se, sore, painful, and disgustingly difficult of tions, merely, 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. beaming delight we rush to our table strewNone better knows than the writers that ed with the beautiful accumulations of litertheir object is the most uutoriable 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 perceir- 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, re now prepire, the clear heads of these laughing banterers gloatingly, to peruse, and to contemplate, were, fir its especial bamboozlement, arguing and to revel in the goodly heap of treasue backwards; it would have seen how beauti. on which the eye reposes-- nothing buman fully they were demonstrating the existence would libel us withi the bare supposition of a mare's nest, ard 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 filted before a muduled as is our philosophy, we are altogether unie cerebrom. So, also, do many-we know it able to account how any man living, not
-- suppose that we are desperate Whigs, mad, can, from love or choice, be a politician. either, or ultra radicals, inveterate politicians We do not deny the fact of such an enorat 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
concocted out though it would take several pages to narof her 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 ustrously the theoretical convictions of the of universal liberty; chaste, sober, holy most brilliant minded may be upset by vul. liberty: but because our bo.sels yearn 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 many-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 think3 of flirtation or incipient wedlock; earth, its magnificent mountains, its peace meeting as he must daily meet with, dam. ful plains, its immeasurable waters; this sels under ordinary circumstances, when for glorious world, still freslı as from God's a round half crown his eye may luxuriate; own hand it sprung - and then of pung man, menthly 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 ye candeadly strifes, his hopes, ambitions, thoughts, not chocse but be sad'; and can well pardon writings, ravings; and wished that his race the execrations which you pour with a libecould, one by one, walk through this valley al and a hearty spirit upon the head of the and on those hills, and contemplate the liv. 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 he your anger, dear ones, believe us! Answer hushed at once into awe or nothingness by us now; are they not contributing to render the sublimity of the scene upon which we more admirable your semi-cele-tial 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 labour with stant this fine-span 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 mi-guided Laurcate, Southes, seech you, to this first part of the Gallery, who, for aught we could say to the contrary, and gaze upon that angelic 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," piercing illimitable space, are in politics and poetry, qnod libels and the fixed on visions of another world, Quarterly! tossing his polished mind on the
" How beautiful she looks!-as flowers turbulent sea of party, paltry, pitiful politics ; and in the centre of all that was serene and
When newly touched with heaven's der,
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 Yuncians do exist; yet still to this hour we deem Breathless with adoration!” it a marvel.
Marvellonsly 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 Funden's GALLERY OF GRACFS. * _How
"thing to bless, excellent a thing is competition! It may be
All full of light and loveliness *** likened to charity, which blesseth every body, Hearken to Mr. Hervey, and, with will. (see Shakspeare) and to the sweet south, ing and pleased minds, do his bidding ! which stealeth over beds of roses, giving and taking odour (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! Graces-Finden's Gallery !_beats the other
As never o'er their bloom kad passed
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 fifteen to five-and-ty, (it is hand. How mild and guileless is the er.
pression of her fair countenance! How se. rene her brow! What a little world of
• Charles Tilt.
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 bret ly features, (true to the text) would be
much better adapted for the indication of Brings fragrance from her vale of vanish'd good humour and undisturbed serenity: The 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 WANow, ladies, pause a little! Do not your both good. There are several very pleas
verley Novels – Nos. 10. & 11.-_Good; bosoms thrill at the thought of having community 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 Ash
York Minster, Nash; all actually living, or have lived : Oh! by, Cattermorle ; that they should ever fade or die!) Does
Jorvaulx Abbey, De Wint; and the Old the gleain of gratitude steal into your hearts in the two latter is very romantic; but pur
Bridge of Tweed, l'estall. towards the Findens for thus perpetuating chasers ought to bear in mind that this such samples of you? Ought you not, lovely but silly creatures as ye åre, to thank work is designed less for the publication your stars and Mr. Tilt, ihat 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. To the lords of the creation we have soberer and · Lucy Bertram," are prefixed.
“ The Lily of St. Leonards," (Effie Deans,) words to speak.
THE PROCISSION OF THE FLITCH OF BAThe professed object of the present work
CON.-- This is one of those beautiful landis to give a practical demonstration that female lovelines,-in all the forms in which
marks,' by which we are from time to time 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 pl ces of society.”
Each of the original picture by the classic Stothard the sketches is to be made from living originals,
initiated' are of course well acquainted ; and with reference to some familiar passages in
we bail with pleasure this splendid ergrave and will present, in real forms, an illustra- sands who have not yet beheld the delightful the works of some distinguished writer; ing; by means of which its beauties, thus
multiplied, will be made manifest to thontion of the sentiment which such conveys:” Here, indeed, is a wide field for composition of this veteran's chasse pencil. labour in its most attractive garb; and if The subject is designed after the plan of the this work only continue as it has com
Pilgrimage to Canterbury," but is less menced, it may become one of the most po
crowded in the grouping, and the arrangepular of the day. There are three portraits The murkiness of the sky, and the harsh,
ment of the characters more simply devised. in this first number, (two by Mr. Boxall, the third by Mr. Wright, who have both unpicturesque back.ground which character: executed their part of the task most skilful, and the whole composition is lighter in every
ised its great predecessor, are absent here, ly,) each accompanied by a page or two of "'rming poetry by Mr. T. K. Hervey, un respect. But an air of mannerism is con
e guidance the Gallery is to be fill- spicuously visible, which the other did not ed. The beauty of the present number is its possess : this, perhaps, is ascribable to tlie
advanced age of the venerable Stothard most eloquent recommendation,
We gaze upon it with a melancholy interPORTRAITS OF The Principal Female est, not for itself in truth, but from ihe conCHARACTERS IN THE WAVERLEY Novels. viction that this, most probably, is the last
-Part 3. – It is from no unkindly feels (withering words) the last production of ings to the publishers that we express our
that accomplished artist, which the triumph
of the sister art will serve to make more po. pleasure at the appearance of the above. named work of Finden's Gallery, because pular. To the Engraver, Mr James Henry
Watt, we would offer our gratulation with we are sure that such a competitor will spur them on to increased exertions in the
an unsparing liberality; for he has executed succeeding oumbers of the Waverley l'or
his task most admirably, and stamped himtraits. Where a spirited rivalry exists there
self as one of our first living artists.
FINDEN'S ILLUSTRATIONS of Byron.is little chance of degeneracy in either. The present, Part 3, contains those of Lucy Ber
Part 10.+-Tbe reputation of respectable tram, Ellie and Jeanie Deans, and Miss houses is, after all, the best guarantee to the Wardour. To the latter we made allusion public that their confidence will not be misin our last. The beauty of Miss Bertram is placed. It was once, not many years ago, marred, we think, by the costume and the
too frequently an “ accident" upon the pub attitude in which she is drawn; and Effie lication of works, in numbers, by petty or would look prettier as a living body. Jean unprincipled publishers, to adhere to the nie Deans is decidedly the best of this
" decov.duck” system-namely, that the month's batch; and Mr Leslie is entitled to preliminary issues should be marked by some praise in overcoming the difficulty of giving traits of talent or intrinsic merit, and, af
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