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Fine Arts-Mr. Westall's Gallery. (Oct. 1, from four to five hundred quarto and the other different members of the pages;

and Mr. Marshman has it Serampore Mission, to the notice of the in contemplation to add as an ap- public, and in bearing his testimony to pendis, a' vocabulary containing the the great and extraordinary labours characters in the wbole of Confucius, which constancy and energy in their which, as he conceives, will render it numerous and various occupations, a complete key to the language. have enabled this modest and respectThe passages in Chinese characters able community to accomplish : and contained in these works, are printed that he was equally gratified by the with moveable metal types, which Mr. opportunity which their literary achieveMarshman and his coadjutors have had ments have afforded of expressing bis the merit of bringing, by the most laud. regard for the exemplary worth of able ingenuity and perseverance, to a their lives, and the beneficent prinstate of perfection, perhaps not known ciple which distinguishes and presides in before. The governor-general declared the various useful establishments which that he had very sincere pleasure in bring they have formed, and which are coning the literary merits of Mr. Marshman ducted by themselves.

REVIEW AND REGISTER OF THE FINE ARTS. Publishers and Artists who may be desirous of having their productions impartially noticed, are requested to address copies of them to the Editor, to the care of the Publisher, Mr. Colburn, Conduit-street.

“ L'onore conferito da Grandi à bravi artisti dà vita e vigore alle Belle Arti; come il poco incoragimento, e le critiche severe, le fanno languire.”

Condivi, vita di Michel Angiolo Buonarotti. The Cottage Door, engraved by MEYER, legs, and proceeds to entire faces, heads,

after a Picture by W. Owen, Esq. &c. and thus gradually leads the pupil Ř. A.

onward, till he is qualified to commence THIS elegant little composition forms copying from the plaster cast or marble a suitable companion to®The Road statue. We can have no hesitation in Side," by the same artists, and publisher, characterizing this work as one of the which we reviewed in our last. It is very best elementary drawing-books of highly interesting, from its simplicity and the human figure that has ever been truth of expression: the female figure is published. one of those naturally graceful forms fre

MR. WESTALL'S GALLERY. quently observed in rural retirement ; Having discharged our duty as far as the child, the healthy offspring of unconi- our limits will permit towards the oil taminated rusticity. The easy compo- pictures in Mr. Westall's gallery, we shall sure with wbich he sleeps on his mother's now proceed to examine his water-colour knees, and the artlessness of his position, pictures; a branch of art to which he make the scene truly interesting. As a has given a new and decisive character, work of art, it is commendable for its being among the first, with the late laforce and delicacy, the lights being so mented Royal Academician Hamilton, finely softened in the demi-tones of the who elevated the art of historical and foliage, as to become highly ornamental, poetical composition in water-colours wbile it gives energy to the general above the meagre common-place proeffect.

ductions of the Wales and Gwynns of the Elements of Drawing, in a Series of last century, and imparted to illustrative

Examples estructed from Pictures bouk prints a higher character than they painted by and in the Gallery of Ben- had before obtained in this country. In JAMIN West, Esq. engraved by Ed- saying this our graphic readers may be WARD SCRIVEN.

assured that the inventive Stothard has This is a very judicious selection of the not escaped our memory. eleinentary principles of drawing the hu- Our labour is here lessened, as most man figure, from the works of the Presi- of the drawings are well known througle dent of the Royal Academy, and does the multiplying influence of the graver: equal credit to Ús. Scriven for bis selec- they consist of a variety of subjects from tion and for his engraving. It com- our most popular dead and living a" mences with eyes, noses, hands, arms, thors of celebrity. Among the principal

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249 must be particularly noticed a portion reached us relative to the intention of of the series of biblical subjects, to Sir William Elford and J. Tinycombe, which we shall advert as a separate pub- esq. the liberal purchasers of Haydon's lication in a subsequent number. Nor sublime and original picture of the Judga should we forget the beautiful illustra- ment of Solomon. These gentlemen, trations of Marmion and the Lady of the with unexampled liberality, and a truth Lake, from the graver of Mr. Charles of feeling that marks thein as genuine Heath.

patrons of the fine arts, bave announced We have particular satisfaction in ob- to the inbabitants of Plymouth, (Mr. serving the progress of that very inte- Ilaydon's birth-place,) that they will exresting publication by Bordell and Co. hibit the picture to his admiring townsof a Collection of Picturesque Views and nien for a certain time, that the overScenery of Norway, which at this mo- plus collecied above the cost of the pic. ment are rendered doubly interesting by ture shall be presented to Mr. Haydon, passing political events. Four parts are conceiving that although they paid liim already published, and the fifth is an- his required price, they gave him too nounced as nearly ready. Among the little for it, and that they will then precontents of the work are views of the sent it to the towo of Plymouth, making principal sea-port towns from Naye (by the mayor and corporation perpetual the route of Christiania) to the inagnifi- trustees, as a lasting memorial of the cent pass of the Swinesund, including transcendent talents of their countryman. nearly the whole of the western and Mr. Charles Heatit, with other emisouthern parts of the country, from draw- nént engravers, is engaged to execute å ings made on the spot by John Wil- series of illustrations of Lord Byron's LIAMS Edy. It is accompanied with de works, from pictures by the veteran scriptive remarks and observations by the Stothard. artist, made on his tour. Eight such parts The Committee of Directors of the as those now published, will complete the Royal Iris! INSTITUTION have given work. The views chosen by the artist not notice that the four following premiums only consist of admired and romantic are proposed to be given for pictures by scenes, hitherto unknown to the public, artists resident in Ireland, painted in the but also of the sea ports frequented by present year, and exhibited in the next

shipping of this and other countries; exhibition of the Hibernian society of and not confining himself to the principal artists :roads, bat frequently traversing the 1. For the best picture in historical country in different directions, be bas or poetical composition, one hundred thereby been enabled to add the fertile pounds. and beautiful parts to the scenery of the 2. For the second best picture in biscoast : thus rendering the work both use- torical or poetical composition, fifty ful and picturesque, and presenting to pounds. his countrymen, and all Europe, a con- 3. For the best landscape or sea tiagation of those magnificent produc- piece, tisty pounds. tuus, le Voyage pittoresque de la Grèce, 4. For the best picture on any other de la Suisse, &c.

subject, portraits excepted, fifty pounds. North East View of Eaton Hall, near The directors reserve to theinselves

Chester, the scut of the Eorl of the power of withholding any of the preGrosvenor. South West View of do. miuins, if they see reason for so doing. drawn by BA'TTENHAM, engraved by No artist to be cntitled to more than D. Haveli, published by Clay, July, one of the above premiums.

G. GARRARD, A. R. A. has issued These are two coloured aquatinted proposals for an Equestrian Statue of etchings, of one of the finest modern his' Grace the Duke of Wellington, Structures in the Gothic or Old English to he crected in London, under the style of architecture that has lately been direction of a committee of the suberected; and although upon too small a scribers. This work is intended to scale to afford much satisfaction to the equal in magnificence any thing hitherio architect, are very pleasing and interest- erected in this country; the whole ing views, giving an excellent general to be 43 feet high : the Duke of Web idea of this splendid mansion.

lington, in the costume of a Roman INTELLIGENCE.

g-neral, resting on his truncheon; the We have not bad during our labours fore in the gallop; under which the

so gratifying a piece of Furies are represented sinking to the

on art, as what has lately earth; the pedestal to be decorated Now MONTHLY MAG,--No.9.

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Patents recently granted.

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with emblematical figures of the nations neas each, to receive a model of the of Europe united in amnity, the happy ef- statue upon the same scale, and a print. fects of the valour and conduct of our Third class, of five guineas each, to reillustrious hero; the situation to beceive a bust of the Duke of Wellington, fixed upon by a committee of the sub- half the size of life, and a print. The scribers of the first class, of 25 guineas whole to be delivered within three months each, all of which class will be entitled after the work is finished. The print to a small inodel of the subject, on a will be an outline of the subject, with a scale half an inch to a foot (about description, and a list of the subscribers. two feet high.) The work will soon LAWRENCE is painting a whole length be ready for the inspection of subscri- of Blucher and Platoff for the Prince Ře. bers ; iind it is proposed to be completed gent. They are remarkably faithful in in 12 months; the group to be partly in likeness, and when finished, will most metal, and in a composition to resist the probably equal the best productions of weather. The figure will be in the the artist. He is also painting, for the proportion of 10 feet 6 inches. The same illustrious patron, a whole length plan of the subscription adınits of three of the Dule of Wellington, in private classes : First class, of twenty-five gui- dress, but he is to execute another for neas each, to receive a model of the the Prince, in wliich the great British whole subject (except the battles on the hero is to appear in military attire, with base) upon the scale balf an ir.ch to foot, all the orders which be so gloriously acand a print. Second class, of ten gui- quired.

NEW PATENTS. Bazill Louis Mertian, of Thread- ing such powers and machinery as form needle-street, gent. for a method of ex- an hydrostator or mill; and also a mode tracting or separating jelly or gelatinous and combination applicable to easing the matter from substances capable of afford- draft and accelerating the motion of ing the same, in order that it may be used carriages travelling on land : and also a in the arts, or for domestic or other pur- dining table upon an improved principle. poses. Communicated to him by a fo- - July 26. reigner residing abroad.-Dated July 12, THOMAS Sykes, Sheffield, gunsnith, for 1814.

various improvements in the construcJames Dawson, Dublin, esq. for cer- tion of guns, pistols, and other fire-arms; tain means of producing or communicat- and of implements used for loading them. ing motion in or unto bodies, either --August 4. wholly or in part surrounded by water or James Connier, of Upper Thornair, or either of them, by the reaction of haugh-street, engineer, for a machine for suitable apparatus upon the said water combing wool, henip, fax, waste silk, or air, or upon both of them.-- July 16. cotton, hair, or any other substance or

JOSEPH SMITH, London, plater, for a material capable .of being reduced to a spring hinge for doors and gates.-July 16. sliver by combiog-Aug. 4.

George DUNNAGE, Upper Mall, James Thompson, Yarmouth, Norfolk, Hammersmithi, esq. for a meihod of row- master mariner, for a method of assisting ing or propelling boats, or any other ves- to render a ship, vessel, or craft, goverð. seis.---July 26.

able in all the cases of her motions. Henry William VANDERKLEPT, Aug. 4. High Holborn, gent. for a method of pu- EDWARD Charles HOWARD, of Note rifying and refining Greenland whale and tingham-place, St. Mary-le-bone, esq. for seal oil.--July 26.

certain means of separating insoluble ANTHONY Tiili., of Plymouth Iron- substances from fluids in which they are works, Glamorgan, ironma'ter, for cer- suspended. -Aug. 4. tain improvements in the melting and Tobias MICHELL, Upper Thamesa working of iron.-July 21.

street, gent. for a machine for raising w8. WILLIAM JOHNSON, of Hall Farm, ter with less power than has hitherto Heybridge, Essex, gent. for an improved been experienced, for the impelling of process of making salt. July 26. machinery, and for other purposes.

William DONCASTER, Charles-street, Aug. 4. Cavendish-square, geut. tor improve- JEAN Samuel PAULY, Little Charlottements in the construction, uses, and street, engineer, for improvements in tbe mode of navigating ships and other ves- construction and use of fire-arms.sels of various denominations, in inarine Ang. 4. and inland navigation; and for abstract- GEURGE COURTAULD, of Braintree,

1814.) Dramatic Register-Drury-lane Theatre.

251 Essex, silk-throwster, for a spindle for rough-street, musical instrument maker, ? the manufacture of silk thread.-Aug. 4. for improvements in musical instruments.

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DRAMATIC REGISTER. Drury LANE THEATRE.--So large a Still, mid the (lirest rage of War's alarms, share of public gratification is contained The Wand'rer found safe shelter in thine within the capacities of a theatre, that

arms! ibe opening of one in the metropolis be.

And, if permitted, on our British parts, comes almost an object of public import- To praise those deeds which honour Biisish apce. We are thus glad to announce the commencement of the season at

Be this our proudest!--to have stretch'd the

hand, Drury Lane, and under auspices, and By Freedom strengthen'd, over Afric's land! with advantages, which ensure all the Sull to have urg'i our sted fast right io be success within the powers of industry and The foes of slavery, who ourselves are free. liberal expenditure. The house was Then hail, dear Peace; thou generous crowded before the rising of the curtain; nurse of arts, and shortly after, places were scarcely Friend of the muses -- welcome to our hearts; to be obtained. On its rising, the com- What time so fic-as when thy cheering ray pany appeared, and “God save the King" Darts, like the glorious beam of new-born was sung. Mrs. Edwin then came for- day, ward to recite the following Address, by Through the long night of darkness and of Mr. Arnold, on the opening of the Thea

To cheer and lighten every gloomy form-
What time so fi: to dress each scenic muse

With brighter splendours, and wiih warmer
At length, War's desolating banner furlid, hues ?
Sweet Peace descends to bless the weary To court the Arts to this their gay retreat,
world!

And deck with richer tints their favour'd Welcome, dear stranger, from thy realms of

seat? bliss,

For now, when comic scenes possess the Ton long a stranger from all lands but this!

stage, To all but BRITAIN, round whose chalky To mock its follies if not mend the agesides

No thought of distant fricnds who strive in Roll Ocean's subject, yet protecting tides ! To all--but this our highly favour'd isle,

Shall damp your mirth, and all our efforts Where, midst surrounding War, thou still

mar; hast deign'd to smile!

Now, when those efforts would your cares Now parting tears are turn'd to joyous

beguile, greetings,

No smother'd sigh shall half repress the Now stern alarms are chang'd to merry smile! meetings,

Nor, as the Trasick Muse shall here rehearse Auspicious moment, hail! when Peace re

ller well-wrought woes in mournful-mea

sur'd vers, Joy to our hearts, and plenty to our shores !

When some lov'd hero falls, or patriot dies, Farewell! a long farewell, to taxes--debis No more shall kindred claims demand your Farewell to glorious news ! farewell Gazettes !

siguis! Farewell the warrior's tale—though nobly No more her sorrows to your hearts be sounded

known, Farewell, thank Heav'n! to lists of killd and To make, by sympathy, her pange your own. wounded.

Here, then, with hope elate, once more Henceforth th' historick page alone shall tell Who bravely conquer'd, or as bravely fell :

And bid you, like our warriors, welcome But still that page shall name, with honest

home.

Long have we gladly labour'd in your cause; Our cherish'd heroes, who have fought and long may this come re-echr your applause. died !

For such reward this brilliani tempie giew; Stall shew how well, on shore, or on the Which now we de licate to PEACE and You.

wave, Our gallant sailors, and our soldiers brave, The appearance of the house bears Knew how Britannia's thunder should be strong evidence of the activity employed hurl'd,

during the vacation. The whole interior And peace be gain'd by vict'iy o'er the world! has been newly decorated. The pillars

England, be this thy just, thy noble boast! which excited so much disquisition last The Ezile still was welcome to thy coast!

season are removed; the lamps and

war

stores

we come

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Covent Garden Theatre.

(Oct. 1, their gryphos are gone; the small pavi- the edifice is light and almost fantastic lions on the stage have been altered, and beauty, and it has possibly now found in their places tour boxes, roomy and all that could give the fipat grate to its handsome, substituted; a new creation gorgeous and native architecture. exists in staye doors opened beyond those Covent Garden THEATRE. -- This boxes, and sururuted with balconies; Theatre opened on Monday, the 12lh of and the whole theatre exhibits an aspect September, in precisely the same condiof lightness, elegance, and fertility of or- tion as the close of last season left it, nament which ca:mot easily find a rival. (its elegance and judicious ornament, The shape of the house and the more so- however, at that period, scarcely admitlid features of the architecture remain ted of improvement,) with the exception unchanged, but the fronts of the boxes of a new drop scene, in the place of the have received all the change that could - customary green curtain; this change we he given by decoration and colour. The do not by any means think ao improvelower tire is covered with bexagons of ment. It is a large sheet of dingy canuilded frame work, each with a golden vas, dotted over with roses to correspond Tose in the centre. The tier above has with the decorations of the front of the given up its shells for the more classic boxes, the Prince Regent's arms in the volute. As it ascends, the system of or- centre, and the bottom bound by a deep nament is pursued with increasing sim- border of gilding, representing tbe orders plicity. The roof is rich with golden of the Bath, &c. compartments pointing to a central rose. Although the interior bas undergone The prevalent hue is green, but the no change, a very judicious alteration has richest and most vivid green of vegeta- taken place in that inportant part of the tion. The buses on the stage are as house devoted to the promenaders, by sumptuous as probably they could be which the very great inconvenience arismade, and the balconies above the stage ing from the narrowness of the staircases doors are almost of oriental costliness. on crowded nights is obviated. From A delicate touch of Persian taste and the corridor of the second row of boxes, Persian worship was perhaps meant to a gallery, or staircase, has been made, be implied in the triple plume that has which communicates by a double flight found its way to the summit of those of stairs with the saloon on the first tier. doors. The saloon has received the easy Nothing new has been brought forward alteration of a new colour, and is now at the LYCEUM or HAYMARKET Tuesbrown; but for its purposes of reception TRES. Since our last, with the exception no improvement was to be expected or of the benefiç nights, Frederick the Great required. No alteration appears to bare and a Pantomime Proposed bave been been made in the avenues. The house performed at the one, and Love and Gout is, on the general view, perfectly sump- and Harlequin Hoar at the other, every tuous and dazzling. The character of night. They are now both closed.

REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, ON PETITIONS RELATING TO THE CORN LAWS.

The Select Committee to whom the se- the growth of corn at home, and the cir

veral penitions which have been pre- cumstances which affect the same. The sented to ihis House, in the present laws which regulate the importation of session of parliament, upon the sub- foreign corn, and the duties payable ject of the Corn Laws, were referred, thereupon, having been altered from time to consider so much of the said peti

to time, with a reference to these cirtions as relates to the trade in foreign corn, and to the duties now payable ing corn in tliis country, it appeared to

cumstances, and to the expense of raisthereupon; and to report the same, with their observati ns, to the house; your Committee, that such an inquiry and who were also empowered to re

ipust necessarily precede, and form part port the Minutes of Evidence taken of any consideration of the trade in before them; have considered the foreign corn. matters reterred to them, and have

Under this tirst head, therefore, your agreed to the following report:

Com:nittee have turned their attention IN taking into their consideration the to the following points:important subject referred to them by ist. The recent extension and improvethe House, they have proceeded, in the ment of the agriculture of the united kinga first place, to examine into the state of dom.

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