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EUROPEAN MAGAZINE,

APRIL, 1822,

With a Portrait of HENRY BONE, Esq. R. A. Enamel Painter to His Majesty.

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The Editor's Converzationé....... 290

LONDON REVIEW. Memoir of Henry Bone, Esq. R. A... 291 James's Naval History of Great Essays on the Genius of the English

Britain

343 Poets, No. III. Milton,(Continued] 293 Madeline, a Tale by Mrs. Opie 345 Love

303 Lord Orford's Memoirs of the last Lines by Mr. Opie 304 Ten Years of George II.

353 Aphorisms, Opinions, and Thoughts Literary Intelligence

358 ou Morals 305 New Publications...

359 Night....

307 The Youth and London Philosopher 309

THEATRICAL JOURNAL.
My Godmother's Legacy; or the Drury Lane
Art of Consoling. Section 1V..... 310 Covent Garden

365 Memoranda of a Tour round the

English Opera House

366 Southern Coast of England...... 314 The Vale of Verna, or an Adieu to Parliamentary Register

366 the Delights of Solitude 319 Civic Register

369 Domestic Tales - Gratitude, (Con Monthly Memoranda

369 tinued]

321 Bankrupts, Dividends, and Certificates 371 The Fairies' Nursery 325 Correspondence

374 Raymond the Romantic, and his Five Marriages and Deaths Abroad 375

Wishes. No. III. The Silver Mines Retrospect of remarkable Incidents 375 of Zellerfeld ...

326 Births, Marriages, and Deaths in the The Birth of the Dimple 332 Metropolis....

376 The Metamorphoses of Life, Letter 1. 333 Provincial Occurrences, Births, MarEssay on Pope's Art of Criticism, riages and Deaths.

377 (Continued] 335 New Patents

384 MISCELLANEA.

Weekly Statement of the London Italian Literature .. 339 Markets,

386 Swedish Literature-Museum at State of the Weather-Prices of Ca

Prague-Press for the Blind 340 nal &c. Shares-Rates of GovernThe Paris Monthly Review-Steam

ment Life Anguities-Courses of Boats Hyalograph Piano

Exchange-Prices of Bullion.... 387 Forte-Tribe of Scotacks...... 341 Price of Stocks...

388 Population and Poor Rate Returns 342

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London:
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AND SOLD BY ALL THE BOOKSELLERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. Eur. Mag. Vol. 81. April 1822.

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THE EDITOR'S CONVERSAZIONE.

This being the first number of the European Magazine published by the dew Proprietors, they are extremely sorry to be obliged to state, that they find, great offence has been taken at a passage reflecting on private character in the last number. They beg to assure their readers, that no such circumstance will again occur, as the Editorial department is now conducted by one of the New Proprietors, whose bigbest ambition will be, to render the European Magazine not only instructive and amusing, but free from every allusion that can in the remotest degree injure the morals, the heart, or the mind of any individual. Part of a letter, from a Gentleman, signing himself R.S.P. is inserted page 337, which will prove to him, that we do not fear to publish his letter, being convinced that all our readers will acquit the present Proprietors and present Editor from any blame on this occasion, when they are assured, that the present number is the first, in which they have written a single word, and over which they have exerfised the slightest controul.

Blanche and other Correspondents are respectfully informed, that none of the Contributions they allude to have been received.--Arietta is requested to send for a letter as soon as convenient.-A Specimen of the Reviews alluded to by F.C.N. is requested. Favors from Cantabrigiensis, D.F. and W.T.W. have been received.-Essays on Pulpit Eloquence and the Victim of Superstition are under consideration.-A Royal Arch-Mason is inadmissible.—The Little Manual is taken notice of in the proper place. There can be only one opinion on this subject, yet the pages of the European Magazine will not henceforth be open to party spirit.- Atalbu's notice cannot be inserted unless he give the Editor an opportunity of judging for himself.--Achilles ought to be aware of the impropriety of requiring the Editor to commit a breach of confidence.

Hexameters Classicus have but one line free from false quantity and bad grammar; and that line is borrowed from Ovid.

Rosa Maria's “ Epitaph on a favourite Youth" is not to our taste. Raven lockscurling eye-lashesvermicelli teeth-vermillion lips-roseate hue-soft embracestrembling glances and amorous sighs are, in our opinion, very improper epithets for a tomb-stone.

C.P. is informed we dont understand Irish.
The Lines of Vietas are replete with blasphemy and sedition.

Candidus, before he becomes a biographer, should at least avoid mistaking Charles James Fox for John Fox, the writer of the Book of Martyrs. His attempt to derive the present Ettric Poet, Mr. Hogg, from the great Lord Bacon amounts to burlesque.

Bon Ton's communication, made to us with such a parade of honour and secrecy, appeared a few months ago in the Morning Post, from which it was copied into the Times and Chronicle.

Balaam's attempted refutation of the miracle of the ass is very weak. We know by experience that an ass can at least write-we advise him not to abuse his relation.

Humbogius's admirable essay upon black beetles is postponed on account of its great length.

Vitellius is an intolerable gourmand-his communication is only a recipe for cooking a-la-mode beef. We wish he had prudence enough to attend to a calf's head.Verbum sapienti, &c.

The present Editor feeling that a Couversazioné forms no necessary part of a monthly publication, that the term is at variance with the subject to which it refers, and that it has already entailed considerable ridicule on the European Magazine, has determined to relinquish that vehicle of wit and humour after the present number, and confine himself to the usual Notices to Correspondents.

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EUROPEAN MAGAZINE,

AND

LONDON REVIEW.

APRIL 1822.

MEMOIR

OF

HENRY BONE, Esq. R. A.

WITH A POT

IT, ENGRAVED BY THOMPSON, FROM A BUST BY CHANTREY.

THE celebrated Artist, whose Por- January, 1771, by Mr. Cookworthy, in ber, is one of those rare characters who established at Plymouth; about the latdo honor to the age in which they ter end of the same year, on that estaflourish ; and whose name, from a pe-blishment being removed to Bristol, culiar felicity in the art of Enamel under the direction of Messrs. Champion Painting, will descend to the latest and Co. at the request of those gentleposterity. The superior advantage of men he accompanied it, and was there Enamel Painting, consists in its un- apprenticed. He came to London in alterable durability, which is alone suf August, 1778, and originally painted ficient to counterbalance every disad- devices for lockets and other small ornavantage to which the Art is subject; ments-after the falling off of that emas the peculiar province of the Ename- ployment, he painted miniatures in list Painter, is to paint for eternity. water colours, occasionally directing his How often have we mingled pity with attention to painting in Enamel. The our admiration of the fine works of first Enamel picture, which gained conthe great Masters, colourests in par- siderable attention, was the Sleeping ticular, when we have observed the Girl, after Sir Joshua Reynolds, which dreadful ravages of time on their pic was painted in Aug. 1794. In 1797, he tures. By Enamel Painting this disad- exhibited, at the Royal Academy, a vantage is removed ; by means of this portrait of Lord Eglintowne, which Art, posterity will become acquainted was purchased by, and gained the pawith the real merits of their predeces- tronage of His Majesty, (then Prince of sors; and those works, which of neces Wales) under whose continued encouisty would have decayed, will be pre- ragement and liberality, he has been enserved in all their original splendour. abled by his industry and undaunted How invaluable at present would the perseverance to advance Enamel Paintportraits of the illustrious characters of ing to great perfection. Greece and Rome appear. Had Enamel His present appointments are Enamel Painting then been known as it is at Painter in ordinary to His Majesty, and present practised, we should not now Enamel Painter to His R. H. the Duke have to seek their imperfect resem of York. blances in busts and gems.

Great exertions have been made by HENRY BONE, Esq. Royal Aca- the gentleman, who is the subject of the |demician, whose portrait we give from present Memoir, to render the present

a bust by that admirable artist, Chantrey, age an era in the art. That he is living

was born at Truro, in Cornwall, on the must be our apology for not entering 1

6th Feb. 1753. Shewing an early incli- into a full discussion of his merits ; but, nation for the Arts, he was engaged in it must be said, that to his talents and

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