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The few ideas that travel, slow and dull, antiently, a sprightly wit, of the preAcross the sandy-desert of her skull,
sept day, in its intercourse with human Still the same course must follow, to and fro, nature, will find much to supply matter As first they travers'd three-score years ago; for Essays on morals and manners, wheFrom whence, not all tbe world could turn ther in Rhyme, or Prose. Perhaps, them back,
they may be thought most pointed in Or lead them out upon another track. Rhyme ; perhaps they inay be the longer What once was right or wrong, or high or low, rensembered ; nevertheless, openings In her opinion, always must be so;
should always be left for repentance, You might, perhaps, with reasons new and pat
for the change which usually accompanies
We Have made Columbus think the world was flat, a few additional years of life. Or, when of thought and controversy weary,
would not recommend inflexible severity Have got Sir Isaac to deny bis theory ;
in punishing the flippancies, or the inBut not the powers of arguinents combin'd,
advertencies, or the false estimates of Could make this dear good woman change her things, which time will be not only mind,
best qualified to cure, but will also be
most effectual in curiog. Or give her intellect the slighest clue, To that vast world of things she never knew.
Miss T. traces Prejudice into a vaWere but her brain dissected, it would show
riety of forins ; it adheres to the young, Her stiff opinions fastened in a row;
to the old, to the infidel, to the devout, Rang'd duly, side by side, without a gap,
to the indifferent, and to the benevoMuch like the plaiting on her Sunday cap.
lent. After Prejudice she places Ex
perience; and the experience of life, In these verses the reader will readily she illustrates by the following simile : discover the speaking pencil of an artist, directed by the keen eye of obser
A tatter'd cottage, to the view of taste, vation. Whoever has once entered the lu beauty glows, at needful distante plac'd ; much containing premises of a country Its broken panes, its richly ruin'd thatch, shopkeeper, finds all his ideas renewed, Its gable grac'd with many a mossy patch, and may easily fancy that he knows the The sunset lightning up its varied dyes, place, of which this picture is the por- Form quite a picture to poetic eyes ; trait.
Audyield delight that modern brick and board, Nor is it difficult to find the counter-Square, sound, and well arrang'd would not parts of his worship the Mayor, and afford. Mistress Mayoress : we have thein now, But cross the mead to take a nearer ken,“ in our miqd's eye,” and the reader where all the magic of the vision, then ? recollects them among his old acquaint- The picturesque is vanish’d, and the eye ances.
Averted, turns from loathsome poverty; This kind of picturesque description And while it linger's e'en the sun's pure ray is this lady's forte. She reasons well, Seems almost sollied by its transient stay. in rhyme; but she describes, better. The broken walls with slight repairs embossid, She moralizes in the shape of argument; Are but cold comforts in a wiuter's frost ; but her morals drawn from character No smiling, peaceful peasant, half refin'd, are more forcible, and less exposed to There tunes his reed on rustic seat reclin'd; retort, or contradiction.
She intro- But there, the bevding form and haggard face, duces also religious sentiments, correct, Worn with the lines that vice and misery indeed, but deriving little advantage
trace. from the tags of rhyme; of which the Thus fades the charm by vernal hope supplied continuation this very Essay on Pre
To every object it has never tried ; judice may be quoted, in proof : though managed with spirit and address, min - To tairy visions and elysian meads, gled with well directed casuistry.
Thus vulgar, cold reality succeeds. The follies and the vices of mankind, There are some exquisite touches of furnish inexhaustible themes for the nature in this poem. Who cannot reSatirist; with little, or no knowledge collect a something analagous to these of those exposed by Horace and Juvenal, pathetic lives :
-My dear indulgent father, how he strove Oh, he would give the gaudý trappings all,
trees, I was a sickly one, and all her skill,
Who could exist! he panted for a breeze. And all her pity came when I was ill; So, off he sped forthwith, and travelling post, I can remember how she was distrest,
Like a king's messenger, he seeks the coast. And took more thought for me than all the From yon steep hill, descries with ardent glee, rest;
The first blue strip of borizontal sea ; And what a sweet relief it seem'd to be Again 'tis lost for many a weary mile, To lay my acbing bead upon her knee :
He thirsting to behold it all the while; Then she would moan, and stroke my sickly At lengtl bare bills bespeak his near advance; cheek,
-Now straight before him rolls the wide ex: And I was better while I heard her speak.
panse; This, again, is picture: it calls up The road, with sudden turn and steep descent, the delusions of the eye, by its influ- Reveals it to him to his heart's content; ence on the mind. Little different is But so abrupt and near, it seems as though, the following ; a character but too fre- Himself, and chaise, and all, to sea must go. quently found among our young men of-And now the crowded lodgings searching family and fortune.
through, How happy they, whom poverty deaies For one to suit him, with a fine sea-view, .. To execute the projects they devise !
He's fore'd, at last, though not for want of But Felix, well supplied with evil's root,
cash, Endard the penance while he pluck'd the To take a shabby room and single sash; fruit.
Where 'twixt two sloping roofs, there just -He sold his house, relenting all the while;
may be And built his cottage, quite in cottage style.
A slice triangular of rolling sea ; Each rural ornament was quick bespoke; A narrow stint, and there he sits alone; And down they came, all fresh from London Refresh'd with zephyrs from the torrid zone, smoke.
And watching all the morning, scarce cao fail The tasty trellis o'er the front is seen, To spy a passing oar or distant sajt: (ery, With rose and woodbine woven iu between ;
• How pleasant,' tben, in languid tone, he'll Within, the well-paid artist lays it out,
• To sit and see the boats and ships go by!” To look ten times more rural than without; That Felix is
soon posted back no The silver paper, or the stucco'd wall, viser than he came,” will easily be supAre here discarded-'tis enchantment, all. posed: and from his failure this sprightly Arcadian landscapes, 'neath Italian skies, moralist takes occasion to recominend Profusely glow,' and Alps o'er Alps arise;' an interesting study of a higher cluas; In bright relief Corinthian columns stare, that of the mind. This is the purport Intwin'd with leaves that grow hy magic there; of her book; and in this we wish her And there you sit, all safe and snug at home, success. And gaze at Spain and Turkey, Greece, and
It must be acknowledged, that this Rome,
heroic Essayist has well armed herself Ab, there be sits! poor Felix, sits and yawns, with weapons of no ordinary keenness. In spite of paper trees and painted lawns.
Those who might parry the thrust of a ra-It did at first, when all was fresh and new, pier, or ward the blow of a broad sword While people wonder'd, for a day or two; from a inaster's hand, will scarcely know But always, always, that eternal view! how to fence with the polished Deedles Yes, there they are ! behold it when he will, of this sharp reprover. They wound The dancing shepherds, always standing still; not dangerously, but deeply; they pierce, The mountains glowing just the same as ever, but they do not cut. She deals out And there the rising sun, that rises never ; her acutest points with little reserve; and
pricks both cons and non-cons. She filled up, towards the close of life; and encounters, with an adroitness, not often this might well enough be expected, seen, and very rarely equally telt. from what we know of his latter days.
How far the good old vicar, whose With a wind more at ease, his person Velvet Cushion lately delightrd the reli- followed the ordinary course of nature; gious world, would express his approba- and this he was, at the time of his detion of some very spirited lines, may cease. We consider the original of this be doubted: perhaps, we might again bust, as a cast after his death ; the head hear him saying: “ Seventy years ac
has received the chief attention of the quaintance with myself has taught me sculptor; and herein we conclude he not anxiously to search oat each other's was guided by nature. That this bust nakedness ; but rather to approach the existed, in its place, soon after the poet's faults of others backwards, and throw departure, appears from Dagdale's the mantle over them."
“ Antiquities of Warwickshire," 1656, “ I think, my dear,” said the good who gives a plate of the monument. It lady, " you seem almost to cast an eye is also mentioned by Langbaine, 1691, of reproach on that page of admirable who pronounced it bis “ true effigies. versification :"
-The rest, we shall give in Mr. Brit“ Why, if so," answered he,
ton's own words. here close the book, and inmediately go Were I not fully satisfied with the geand visit poor sick Mary Wilkins." nujneness of the Bust, and the talents of the
respective Artists, I should certainly never
have sacrificed my owo time, or trespassed Mr. William Shak speare," his true on the attention of the public, by publishEffigies." A mezzotinto print, from the ing the print now announced. But Shake
speare, like the ignis fatuus, often leads Monumental Bust, at Stratford upon man out of the plain beaten path, and Avon. Published by John Brittou. tempts him into those regions where art
and nature seem to struggle for ascenPrice jos. Folio 16s. London. 1816.
dancy, and where a surrounding mirror Fronti nulla fides was
shows him all his own passions, as well as truly applied as a proverb, than to Por- those of the whole human race. Every traits of Shakspeare, such as we have thing authentic of such a man, and that usually seen thein,
comes before us in an un"questionable We have never believed that the Portrait prefixed to the bis Bust at Stratford is certainly of this
shape," is valuable and interesting; and first folio, could be that of the man who class. wrote the first play, to say no more, in the book. It wants intelligence, spright
The Bust is the size of life; it is formed
out of a block of soft stone ; and was orie liness, suavity, command; the Chandois
ginally paiuted over in imitation of nature. picture is little better, and has no exter- | The hands and face were of flesh colour, nal evidence in its favour, as the former the eyes of a light hazle, and ihe hair and has. We have seen many other “ Shaks. | beard, auburn; the doublet, or coat, was peares ; but, none of them traceable scarlet, and covered with a loose black to any authority. On the other hand, gown, or tabard, without sleeves ; the we know not how to agree with Mr. B. upper part of the cushion was green, the that the poet never sat for his picture; Such appear to bave been the original
under half crimson, and the tassels gilt. if he did not employ a first rate artist, features of this important, but neglected or yet he must have had among bis theatri
insu'ted bust. After remaining in this cal painters, more than one hand capa.state above one hundred and twenty years, ble of delineating his features, though Mr.John Ward, grandfather to Mrs. Siddons roughly.
and Mr. Kemble, caused it to be " repair. On this supposition, that general ed, and the original colours preserved," in likeness of Shakspeare may be account of Othello. This was a generous, and ap
1748, from the profits of the representation ed for, which has prevailed since his parently judicious act; and therefore very time. The portrait before us, is not unlike ihe next alteration it was subjected decisive evidence to the contrary; for it to, in 1795. In that year, Mr. Malone shews the bard somewhat fatter, and caused the bust to be covered over with.
one or more coats of white paint; and, in each assortment, makes up å good thus at once destroyed its original charac- round sum, at the foot of the account. ter, and greatly injured the expression of the face. The best sculptors and painters
Net cost is the cash actually expended, of the metropolis justly remark, that the in the formation and completion of an face indicates cheerfulness, good humour, ) article, iur delivery. But, tv this must suavity, benignity, and intelligence. These he acted the contingencies : - rent, characteristics are developed by the mouth taxes, wear and tear of tools, buildings, and its muscles-by the cheeks-eye-brows
leases -forehead-and skull; and hence they interest of money borrowed, &c. all
; wages, in every shape, rationally infer, that the face is worked which are to be valued, and added to the from nature. The publisher concludes his remarks cash, paid as aforesaid. These are items
10 be fixed, before the question of money with what he calls an extraordinary trick, to be paid down, for goods ; or, the respecting a Portrait of Shakspeare, goods being sold at a credit, the value, lately played off by a London print- of that credit can be calculated. On seiler : on the contrary, we have reason
the previous part of this estimate, the to know, that the trick is but too ordi- dealer is not restrained by any law, nary; and that, to buy a picture, to from charging what he thinks 6 christen' it, to value it according to according to his conscience ; but, on
proper, the name imposed, and to get a good the interest to accrue after the money price for it, is the every day practice terms are settled, the dealer dare not among the conscientious furnishers of the old masters.” Engravings, per involves the consideration of hazard,
charge usurious interest. He, therefore, haps, are still more fallacious; as they credit and reputation, good, or bad, or coinplete the imposition; and after hav- middling, in the first price ; and thus ing served as unquestionable portraits his purchaser cannot tell at what degree of such, or such, an eminent man ; by a
of reputation he is held. change of name, they become equally unquestionable portraits of another who no rules; and hence a purchaser may
This is an arrangement that admits of lived a century or two after him. We believe, that on a former occasion, can of another, because his reputation
buy goods of one seller cheaper than he we traced a copper-plate portrait three is higher in one house than in another. deep; at least, we know, that was the fact; and a curious list we could give
No merchant will allow the correct. of likenesses drawn from description, estimate of prior profit; yet we cannot
ness of calculations made to controul his or taken from other persons, who were “the very models,” of him, or her, &c.
but think that young adventurers often
fail, by taking their incidents at too high A Treatise on Profits, Discounts, and a rate on each delivery of goods. They
hereby allow older houses, which have Interest : : explaining how to compute the
more accurate notions of the real cost, gross amount of any net sum ; lo secure to accommodate their customers, in an a certain net profit, after a discount has imperceptible, but not less real, manbeen allowed therefrom; and to com ner. It were, perhaps, desiring too pute, by short rules, interest of money; much from Mr. Lowe, to call his atteu
tion to this; it is always kept a profound with many Tables. By John Lowe,
secret : but if any man could do it, it Birmingham. Price 12s. 6d. 1816.
might be Mr. L. A VERY fit book to originate at Bir The present work will be found useful mingham ; where the system of appa- by sellers; and with little trouble, a inarently small gains, and temptingly heavy nufacturer may value bis proceeds; but, discounts, has been adopted, and prac- the article of bad debts, which of late ticed to the greatest nicety. We doubt, years has been by far too conspicuous whether it be so general throughout the on every merchant's Ledger, or Balancnation as Mr. Lowe affirins ; but, after ing Book, by its magnitude, its freit is well understood by both buyer and quency, and its unexpectedness, reseller, it may suit that infinite variety of fuses to submit to reasonable, or averagé, smaller wares, which, though trifling calculation,
the menaced power should in its turn lay
opeu the Great Books, and carry the deIdea of a new Law for the civilized cisiou of war by the majority of signaWorld, recommended to the consider tures."
Now, those who recollect the election ation of France, Great Britain, and the
of Buoliaparte to the throne by ouis American States. London, Paris, and
and nons, cannot forget his famous Philadelphia. Svo. pp. 72. Price Ss. “ N. B, All those who do not vote, will Law & Co. London.
be reckoned for the affirmative.” What
followed ? Napoleon's satellites obtained We should not grudge three shillings, for hin a few thousands of votes, innor thirty shillings, nor ten times the cluding madmen and fools ; and on their sum, for the rudiments of a practicable election, he tyramized over thirty milscheme for suppressing war ; neither lions of people, and made war intershall we think the worse of that philan- minably. --So much for popular votings ! thropy which suggests such a purpose, though we must be allowed to have our
This is not the only hopeful idea ; the opinion on the purpose itself, connected author recommends a regulated emigrawith the means of its execution. This tion: the thought mighi deserve police writer's scheme is, as follows:
could the individuals be determined.
Annual Emigration of Paupers, who are Supposing that, some thirty years hence, absolutely thrown out of employment, or the Cabinet of Versailles were to decide who have no expectations in life, from want on a war with Great Britain; if she wishes of families, or friends, to Australasia, proto act in unison with the intelligence of the posed to commence A. D. 1830. times, she will act in this manner :
1400 As soon as the ministers have decided on
500 hostile measures, the Minister of the lete
Male and remale Adults 100) rior will cause to be opened several Great
6 Books. One set will be inscribed oui, the other, xox Two of these, that is, one of
2006 each description, will be sent to the Prefect of each Department, to be laid open having recourse to the expedient of peo
Some have doubled of the legitimacy of only at his rrsidence, for the reception of signatures. The individials, claiming right The questiou of right may, however, be
pling Justralasia with European colonists. of signature, or in other words, right of easily reso'red. All accounts agree in re, voting for War, or Peace, must be pos presenting it as a country very thinly and ressed of certain descriptions of property, miserably inhabited. The natives of this hereafter to be explained. The signatures, fue quarter of the globe, are perhaps the consisting of the names of individuals, most ilegraded of the human species; cotheir age, rank, aud the nature of their vering their bodies with rapeid fish oil, property, must be written in the presence devouring verniin, and mutilating their of the Prefect, or some other magisirate. Prefixed to each of the Great Burks, will persons. Now there cannot be a greater be a statement of the causes which induce act of charity exerted, than, through the the Cabinet to have recourse to arms,
medium of colonies, to meliorate their cousigned by the members of tlie Cabivet who dition. Let the colonists who go thither have decided on wer. The Books must all doubt as to the lawfulness of propagat
but treat them with common humanity, and be closed at the expiration of three weeks
ing European civilization among them, and transmitted, sealed by the Pretert
must vanish in every reasonable mind. himself, to the President of the Legislative Chamber. The President, iu the prescace
1000 of the Deputies, orders them to be opened,
300 and the signatures counted. If the QUIS
Male wd Female Adults 60 predominate, a Manifesto, declaratire of
4 hostilities, is immediately issued by the Minister of the War Department, and the
1864 usual orders are transmitted to the subor. dinate Offices of State. If the nons pre Cargoes, consisting of agricultural and dominate, the Ministers are displaced by working implements of all kinds, medithe Sovereign, and a new Cabinet is cines, seeds, cloths, and raw materials, to formed ; and no war takes place, upless I be furnished by either Government.
FOR GREAT BRITAIN.