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means will enable us, to give a view of the ty, applied to the infant Don Phillip, who by second Exhibition of the American Acade- an arbitrary decree, removed it to the Camy of the Fine Arts, with an opinion on the thedral. In 1756, in consequence of a commerits of the pictures, taking the order of plaint made to the Infant, by an artist who the Catalogue.
had been refused the privilege of copying Fully impressed with the belief that the this great work, the prince sent his guard to purer pleasures of which our nature is sus- remove it to his own palace, and next year, ceptible, are all heightened and refined by having founded an academy, he deposited a knowledge of the Fine Arts, and that the it with the academicians. Parma possessed cultivation of a taste for them, is a barrier a- this treasure until the French conquests re. gainst the ignoble and degrading propensi- moved it to Paris. We presume that the ties which beset us, we recommend to the conquest of France has removed it to Italy. public generally, and to the public authori. Mr West made more than one copy of this ties of our country, that they use every means picture, which is, in the original, of sufficient in their power to encourage that attention dimensions to give the figures as large as to the art of Design which begins to show life; he has in his house at Newman-street, itself in our country, and to support the ef. London, a more perfect copy than the one forts of those individuals who have made under consideration. the laudable attempt to raise the minds of No. 4. Portraits of a Lady and Child. their fellow-citizens, by a study of the beau- Watson. ties of nature.
A picture of merit. The child is peculiarNo. 1. Portrait of a Gentleman.-ROMNEY. ly beautiful.
The first picture which presents itself is a . No. 5. A ship at sea, in a Gale of Wind. fine specimen of portrait painting by Rom- MORSE. ney, at one time the rival of Sir Joshua Rey. The young gentleman who composed this poids. This head, painted about fifty years picture, is the son of the Rev. Jedediah ago, is a study for colouring and effect, and Morse, the geographer. Mr. Morse has rethough there is not that magic sweetness cently returned from England, where he has which pervades some of the portraits of G. studied his art. This picture is striking in Stewart, yet, with perfect simplicity, all its effect, and boldly conceived and execuseems to have been done which the subject ted. The sky is beautiful; perhaps the wa. required. .
ter is too blue. No. 2. Portrait of Snellinks. Van Dyke. No. 6. Portrait of a Gentleman. RAE.
It is very seldom that we can see, on this BURN. side of the Atlantic, a picture by Sir Antho.. Mr. Raeburn is an English R. A. though a py Van Dyke. This is an undoubted origi- Scotchman, and resident in Edinburgh. He nal, Snellinks was himself a painter and is sometimes called the Scotch Reynolds, but a friend of Van Dyke's. There is an etching in from this specimen, we should not think this city by Van Dyke himself, of this head, him deserving the title, unless Scotland is but the person is continued to a half length, very barren of portrait painters, and the title and the hands are very differently disposed is conferred by comparison. of. The hands in the picture under consid- No. 7. Catile Piece. eration, do not appear to be of the same ar. No. 8. Caitle passing over a bridge. tist as the head. This invaluable head is No. 9. The Virgin and Child. CORREGIO. much injured; apparently from bad varnish. Here is a picture professing to be an oriIt is in blisters, and the colour begins to peel ginal, by the great Antonio Allegri; parts of off.
it are so fine as to incline us to admit the No. 3. The Virgin and St. Jerome.-Co- claim ; particularly the angel, in the upper pied from CORREGIO's celebrated picture, by part of the composition, our celebrated countryman West, when a No. 10. A loaded Horse, and Cattle. youth, studying in Italy.
An admirable picture, master unknown to The original of this picture is considered us. as one of the most perfect in the world. It No. 11. Cattle and Figures. is unrivalled for the charms of grace, colour No 12. Landscape and Sheep. OMEGANK. ing and just disposition of light and shadow. . This is one of the most precious pictures Antonio Allegri, called Corregio from the of the exhibition. The finish is exquisite, yet place of his birth, composed it in 1253 for the touch is free. The colouring is the Briseis, the widow of Ottaviano Bergonzi, a warm tints of nature. The drawing is faultParmesan gentleman, Briseis presented it to less, and the aerial perspective enchanting. the monastery of St. Anthony of Parma. In The eye proceeds with unceasing deligbt, 1749, the king of Portugal offered the mon- from the sheep and herbage of the fore. astery 460.000 livres, French, for the picture, 'ground, to the cow, the goat, the sheep, and and the bargain was likely to be concluded, the shepherd, of the middle distance; and when the magistrates of Parma, considering rests, with unabating pleasure on the water, that the loss would be irreparable to their ci- the trees, and the sky. Hours must be spent
in viewing this little picture, or a just esti- A very beautiful companion to Burnet's mate of its value cannot be formed.
young bird. No. 13. Rural scene by fire-light.
No. 17. Cottage scene by candle-light. A pleasing picture.
A striking picture.
So says the catalogue. The difference · Burnet has succeeded in imitating the between this and No. 12, is too apparent to manner of Wilkie, and the expressions of need particilar notice: yet it is a beautiful nature. We have seen a print, engraved by picture. W. Burnet himself from his painting.
[To be continued.] No. 15. Inside of a Gothic Cathedral. PETER NEEP.
Pbillip Trajetta, Esq. is preparing for the The museum of France possesses several press, Solos, Duettos, Terzettos, and Chorusof the pictures of this celebrated master, the sus, sung at the sacred exercises of the Consubjects similar to this, but no one superior servatorio, some of which are to have an to the painting under consideration. It is Italian translation of the English words to an inestimable treasure for any collection, which they are set. and will delight the connoisseur, while it in preparation, an Introduction to Singsurprises the common observer. The effect ing, by Uri K. Hill, in which a parallel beboth of linear and aerial perspective, are tween the prevalent solmization of this connhere perfect. The figures are equally beau- try and the Italian solfeggi, will be exemplitiful. It was not unusual for Teniers to fied so as to render the superiority of the paint the figures for Neef. This eminent ar. Italian system easily understood by those tist was born at Anvels in 1570.
who have learnt to sing in the common No. 16. The jews' harp. Copy after Wil- way. kie, by KREMMEL.
The Society of Evangelical missions af
Basle have commenced the publication of a British and Foreign Bible Society.
paper, which is to serve as a history of foT ORD Teignmouth, President of the So- reign missions, and of the diffusion of the
ciety, has received letters from Prince Bible. The Inspector Blumhart has the diAlexander Galitzin, President of the Russian rection of it. The first number contains a Bible Society, gralefully acknowledging the statement of the population of the four quardonation of 20001. from the British Bible ters of the globe, divided into the four great Society, towards printing the Bible in the religious classes : Lettish, Esthonian, and Turkish languages. Christians - - - - - 175 millions
Mr. Pinkerton has already discovered Jews . . . . some of the books of the Holy Scriptures in Mahommedans - - - 160 manuscript, in the Turkish language, written Pagans - - - - - - 656 with Greek characters. Auxiliary Societies
ITALT: are extensively forming under the patronage It has been suggested that his Holiness the of the Parent Society at St. Petersburg. Pope is willing to make considerable spiri
Count Rosenblad, President of the Swedish tual concessions, for the sake of improving Bible Society, in their behalf, has gratefully the temporal condition of the Roman Caacknowledged the receipt of 5001. from the tholics in Great Britain and Ireland. It is British Bible Society.
not known whether he will be able to effect His Lordship has also received, from the his object. Crown Prince of Denmark, a very flattering
TURKEY. expression of the interest he personally feels In one small province in the Grand Seig. in the welfare of the Society, and of his nior's dominions, there are more than 120,000 thanks for the present of some editions of Roman Catholics : in Constantinople there the Holy Scriptures printed under its aus- are at least 80,000. pices.
The following estimate of the numbers According to a work upon the property the Jews in the towns and countries o of the Clergy and Monks of Spain, which was rope and Asia, where they are nok B* published by a Deputy of the Cortes, their rous, is collected from the ducunti. annual revenues amount to no less than 50 published. millions of dollars.
In six districts of Poland. It is said Ferdinand has prohibited the use many, 200,000, in Konigsiu".
. . of Torture in the inquisition,
in Prussia, 1,600, in Hongar
licia, 80,000, in Constantinople, 80 or 90,000, The Female Bible Society of Geneva, (N. Y.) in Salonica, 12,000, in Aleppo, 5,000, Rome, The whole number of Societies Auxiliary to 1000, Leghorn, 15,000, Bobemia, 46,000, this Institution is ninety-five. Moravia, 27,000.
A Society has been organized in the State WEST INDIES.
of New Hampshire, under the name of the Hayti.- A Sunday school has been estab- Rockingham Charitable Society, for the purlished at Cape Henry, by a Mr. Gulliver, pose of educating Candidates for the Minisunder the patronage of his Majesty.
try, instructing heathen youth, and supUNITED STATES OF AMERICA.. porting foreign and domestic missions. Its American Bible Society.
first meeting was held in the beginning of The first Anniversary meeting of the Ame- May, at Exeter. rican Bible Society was held at Washington. The first annual report of the N. Y. Fe. Hall, in the City of New-York, on Thursday male Union Society for the promotion of the 8th of May. General Matthew Clarkson, Sabbath Schools, affords gratifying evidence the Senior Vice-President, present, presided. of their attention to the improvement of the Letters were received, apologizing for non- condition of the poor, as well in the economy attendance, from the Hon. Elias Boudinot, of life as the concerns of religion.
venerable President of the Society, from From the annual report of the Female the Hon. John Jay, His Excellency Governor Association of the City of New-York, it an. Smith, of Connecticut, Judge Washington, of pears that the number of Scholars admitted the Supreme Court of the United States, during the year was 249, and 108 were dis. Judge Tillghman, of Pennsylvania, Judge charged. There are at present under the Thompson of New York, and the Vice Pre- care of the Association 508. sident of the United States, the Hon. Daniel The N. Y. Female Auxiliary Bible Society D. Tompkins. The first annual report of the held its Anniversary meeting on the 25th of Society was read by the Secretary, the Rev. April. It appears from the statement of the Dr. Romeyn. We have no room for an Treasurer that the receipts for the last year outline of this interesting paper, which was amounted to $1561. The Society has paid ordered to be printed. It presents on the over to the American Bible Society, 81350. vhole a very encouraging picture of the The Auxiliary Female Bible Society in the rogress and prospects of the Institution.- County of St. Lawrence, N. Y. has published The Managers acknowledge, among other an address to the inhabitants of that County. Siberal aids, a donation of five hundred pounds From the Report of the Committee of the sterling from the British and Foreign Bible Synud of Geneva, N. Y. it appears there is Society, together with their various trans- an increased attention to religion in that lations of the Bible, and the offer of the loan vicinity. of their stereotype plates.
Three Sunday Schools have been simulta.' Some very interesting and eloquent ad- neously established in Richmond, (Va.) by dresses were delivered on this occasion; and the Methodists, Baptists, and Presbyterians. a very salutary impression was produced on Sunday school has been lately estab. the minds of a numerous and respectable lished at North Hampton, (Mass.) with about auditory, by the exercises and performances 100 pupils. of the day.
The General Convention of the Protestant The following societies have become aux. Episcopal Church of the United States of liaries to the American Bible Society ; viz. America assembled in the City of New York The Hampden, B. S. (Mass.) The Lynch- on the 21st of May. It is said to have been burg, B. Š. (Va.) The Auxiliary Female more generally attended than any other conBible Society of the County of St. Lawrence, vocation, of the same denomination, in this (N. Y) The Seneca County B. S. (N. Y.) country. A sermon was preached before The B. S. of Cumberland County, (Pa.) them at Trinity Church, by the Rt. Rev. BiThe Bible Society of Berkely County, (Va.) shop Griswold, of the Eastern diocess. E.
ART 16. POETRY.
Dash'd from my lips the tasted cup of bliss,
And whelmed rne in despair's profound abyss.
IMITATION OF HORACE.
10th Ode, Book 2d. My early hopes were, as thy dawning, bright, Embark'd on Life's tempestuous stream, My youthful visions, as thy colours, gay;
Though smooth its surface now may seem, The winged hours that wafted new delight,
Beware the storms that lower; On noiseless pinions sped unheard away.
Adown the current gently glide,
Nor rashly tempt the turbid tide,
Let calm contentment gild your lot,
Nor palace crave, nor court the cot,
But seek the golden mean;
Mong treacherous shoals by tempests driven, That haunted is by pallid fear,
With pious trust in righteous heaven, And this beset with sordid care,
Still boldly tack and wear; True peace is found between.
But wben before the breeze you sail,
Your canvass spread to catch the gale,
Of breakers, then, take care !
ANSWER TO E's CHARADE.
'Tis Grace that heightens beauty's charnis, Its idle wrath can quick assuage,
Breathes o'er her form a chastened air, And kindle genial suns. ,
That, kindling love, desire disarms,
And girdling guards the peerless fair.
But oh, that spirit of the dove,
Which swept the monarch minstrel's strings, Apollo, oft, the listening muse,
Is Grace, which cometh from above, In tumeful numbers, fondly woos,
With healing in its balmy wings.
Mrs. Baldwin in the Maiden Miss Mortlund, W E enjoyed a rich treat in the perform- showed her usual discernment. W ances of this evening. The Belle The amusing afterpiece of My GrandmoStratagem is legitimate comedy ; such as we ther, gave to Miss Johnson, as the heroine, a should be glad to see reinstated in possession scope to her vivacity. Mr. Hilson's Dickey of the stage. The managers are mistaken if Gossip was no unimportant character.
haracter. He they think that melo dramas, and horseman was, deservedly, encored in his song. We ship, and rope-dancing, have more charms like to see an audience occasionally give for a New-York audience than real, old-fa- some indication of the relish with which they shioned, racy humour. If they would oftener take what is set before them. It is a pity that bring up the genuine comedy of better days, they do not sometimes give more audible we believe there is still taste enough extant intimations of their dissatisfaction. The glo. to relish its wit, though not wit enough left rious privilege of hissing should never be reto imitate its style.
signed by an enlightened auditory, and this The play was admirably supported. Mr. testimony of disapprobation should be exSimpson's Doricourt was very spirited ;--Mr. tended to the scene and sentiment where Robertson was true to Sir George Touchwood; they deserve it, as well as to the acting. We and Flutter lost none of his levity or noncha- wish we could hear it oftener exercised in lence in the hands of Mr. Hilson. Mr. Car. the New-York theatre. A decided exprespender played unusually well in Saville, as sion of public opinion always produces saludid Mr. Darley in Courtall. Mr. Barnes was tary effects. excellent in Hardy, and even Mr. Anderson
Friday Evening, April 25. unbent in Villiers.
Castle Spectre.-- The Weathercock. Miss Johnson's Letitia Hardy was supe. This absurd play is one of Monk Ghost rior to any performance of hers we have yet Lewis's extravagantconceits. The introducwitnessed. In her affected rusticity she was tion of a sheeted spectre, though bad enough irresistibly ludicrous. The other female in all conscience, is not, however, the most parts were extremely well sustained. In disgusting feature in the piece. The impershort we have not often seen a more unique tinences of Father Philip are tedious and representation than was given of this piece. provoking, beyond measure ; and the GerThe only thing we regretted was the tedious man sentimentality of Hassan and his Afriinterlocutions among the dramatis personce, can comrades, is equally - preposterous and after the denouement of the plot; these should detestable. In England, where they have be omitted.
little intercourse with blacks, such stuff may Wednesday Evening, April 23.
pass for genuine ; but it will not go down To Marry or Not to Marry.-My Grand
in this country. We know too well their
de moral and intellectual character, to recogmother.
nize any resemblance, either in the lan. We were very well pleased on the whole, guage or the principles imputed to them in this evening. "Mr. Pritchard's Sir Oliver this drama. We do not think so well of Morlland was coldly correct. Mr. Simpson's them in one respect, nor so ill in another, as Willou ear was truly diverting. Mr. Robert- Mr. Lewis appears to do. Indeed, there son did very well in Lavensforth, where the seems to be a general ignorance in Great incident of the scene happened to justify his Britain of the real character of negroes. tragic tone; but there were occasions when We have no objection to the Prince Regent's his dignified draw! became absolute bur- closetting Prince Saunders, if he have a mind
to it; on the contrary we shall rejoice, Miss Johnson was fascinating in Hester, should any benefit accrue to his oppress
ed brethren, from the zeal and eloquence we are told that Mrs. Barnes's tones are natuof this sable preacher; we honour the rally melodious, she certainly has musical spirit with which their violated rights powers; what then can induce her to adopt have been vindicated by Mr. Wilberforce such an unfortunate inflexion on the stage. and other parliamentary champions, but we We beg and beseech of her, for we honour cannot consent that a popular novelist* her talents, and acknowledge her beauty, not should woo a British maid to the arms of an to disfigure all her charms by so unpardonaEthiop, or if we are not permitted to interfere ble a blemish. on such an occasion, we at least, will notAs we happen to have leisure now, we allow, without the expression of our indigna. will note some of those false pronunciations, tion, a British Reviewerf to treat that natu- which we have observed at different times, ral repugnance with which every correct in the differect performers,--they are not mind revolts even from social contact with all attributable to all, but we shall leave it this loathsome race, as a prejudice peculiar to the parties concerned to appropriate to Americans, and a taint contracted from them. Been should be pronounced bin, not the contemplation of slavery.
bean,-possess, pozzess, not po-sess, topic, topBut, to return from a digression into which ic, not to-pic; rather, should not be called we were, in a manner. forced :-Miss John. rarther, nor after, arfter, nor pa-rents, par son satisfied us in Angela that she is not less ents, nor leap, lep, &c. Some of them need qualified to execute the high wrought scenes to be reminded that when u is under the acof tragedy, than to sport in playful badinage. cent, the dor i preceding never coalesces with
Evelina was played by her mother, Mrs. it ;-we should not then bear tshutor, enjure Johnson; and we are persuaded that there juke, jupe, &c. Mr. Hilson has a very im. are not two other performers in this coun- proper way of pronouncing drove, and bosom. try, who could have given such wonderful Miss Johnson is inaccurate in her pronunciainterest to their inysterious interview. Mr. tion of oblige, any and many. Simpson, as Osmond, showed a discrimina- We shall say no more on this subject, in tion which he does not often exercise, and this number: but shall note, minutely, in powers which we hardly thought he pos- future numbers, every violation of orthoe py, sessed. Mr. Robertson made a most dismal as very many fasbionable people adopt the Reginald. He considerably retarded the pronunciation of the stage. How little our progress of the play by his measured pauses performers are to be trusted on this point, and unmeaning emphasis. His lingering ut. may be estimated from the fact, that Mr. terance strongly reminded one of poor · Do- Simpson is the only one in the whole corps minie Sampson's' pro-dig-i-ous.'
that we have heard speak the word possess, In the afterpiece, Miss Johnson was in correctly. her element in Variella, and received the
Monday Evening, April 28. enthusiastic applauses of the audience. Mr. Blue Devils.-Broken Sword.-Sprigs of Simpson played Trisiram Fickle moderate
Laurel. ly well. We should like to see Mr. Hilson attempt this part. Mr. Baldwin's Briefwit was '
.: The Broken Sword, is a new melo-drama, extremely well done.
as hy Dimond. It is very much superior to the The house was crowded this evening the generality of productions of this kind. The entertainments being for the benefit of Miss
e plot is interesting and well managed,--the Johnson.
musical accompaniments are enlivening,
and there are some tolerable songs interSaturday Evening, April 26.
spersed, the scenery is rich and imposing. Who wants a Guinea ?- The Woodman's Hut.
The following is the outline of the story, as This is a very indifferent play, but was
sketched by the Editor of the Evening Post. well acted, to a thin house. Notwithstand
The scene is laid in Italy, and in the Pying the poverty of the plot, there are some
renean mountains. The rising of the curtain amusing characters in the piece. Mr. Hil.)
discovers Estevan in the habit of a galleyson, in Solomon Gundy, Mr. Simpson, in Sir
slave, seeking shelter from his pursuers, and Larry Mc Murragh, Mr. Barnes, in Andrew
having passed four days witbout food. It Bung, and Mr. Baldwin, in Jonathan Old
appears that he had escaped from the gal. skirts, played with great truth and spirit. life on a false accusation of having murder
leys, to which he had been sentenced for Mrs. Baldwin's Mrs. Glastonbury was very a fine.
'y ed count Luneda, to whom he had been We have had occasion once before to no
valet. The second scene shows several dotice Mrs. Barnes's Amelia, in The Wood. mestics in a chateau, preparing to celebrate man's Hut.' It is, as far as acting is concern.
an anniversary, and during this scene the tale ed, entitled to applause, but her voice !- it
i is related, in detail, of the murder and robabsolutely grieved us, this evening ; now
bery of the count in the mountains, by some * See Miss Edgworth's Belinda.
now villain unknown, and the escape of Myrtillo, + See the Review of Silliman's Travels in the Quar
or his son, who was with him; and who was terly Review, for Nov. 1816.
struck dumb by terror. A letter is received