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of the old. He has examined, in dubious bours of Valesius, Wesseling, and Schweigpassages, the relative value and authority hæuser, Mr. Negris has found much to of the different readings; he has brought observe, and somewhat to correct. The the spirit of the philosopher, as well as volumes are neatly and accurately printthe learning of the grammarian to his ed, and will be gratefully received, in spite task ; and has, in a very modest and un. of the abomination of a modern Greek assuming manner, done much service to

preface. We forgot to state that Mr. the author whom he has published. If Negris has published an edition of Æswe do not always agree with hir chines and Demosthenes de Coronâ, at always respect him, and even after the la- Boston, in 1829.

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BENVENUTO CELLINI.—Amongst the PICTURES AT EXETER HALL.. assets of Mr. Hamlet, lately sold by A pleasing exhibition has lately been George Robins, were twelve silver salvers, opened at Exeter Hall. It is of a twosupported upon bases or ornamental fold description, consisting of three marine shafts, some fifteen or sixteen inches in paintings by Mr. Huggins; and a collec. height; in the centre of each salver stands tion of works by old masters, exposed for a figure of one of the twelve Cæsars, sale, as in the two last seasons. and the surface beneath it, being divided Soon after Mr. Huggins was appointed into four compartments, is covered with Marine Painter to the King, his Majesty elaborate miniature alto relievo designs, was pleased to command bim to paint representing some special achievement three pictures commemorative of the or singular incident that illustrated the Battle of Trafalgar. Two of them are emperor's reign. The whole is attri- now exhibited, and the third is in the buted to the illustrious and eccentric course of execution. One of them reCellini, and said to have been executed presents the most interesting period of the for the celebrated Cardinal Aldobran- battle, comprising the Royal Sovereign dino; by him to have been presented to engaged with the Santa Ana and FonFrancis the First; and to have remained jeaux, and including in the view the Vicamongst the treasures of the French Royal tory,the Santissima Trinidad,and four other Family until the Revolution. The figures ships. It is a picture of the deepest inof the Cæsars are small statues, about half terest, skilfully painted, but most valuable a foot in height; their heads copied with for its historical truth. Nor is there less fidelity but spirit from antique models. to attract attention and contemplation, But it is in the relievos that the master in “the Gale after the Action,” exhibitappears pre-eminent. They represent ing the same giant monsters of the deep, various large subjects, such as battles, mutilated and maimed like game cocks triumphal marches, judicial assemblies, after a fight, “ bearing their tattered the circus—in one Nero appears on a

bonours thick upon them,” and now exstage Romanæ fidicen lyræ, in another the posed to the storms of heaven after endifficult subject is attempted of the Fire during the mimic thunders of man. of Rome. These masterpieces were pur

Mr. Huggins's third picture is a very chased by a person named Emanuel for different scene. It is the Royal Yatcht 1,000 guineas. Another remarkable work Squadron, beaded by Lord Yarborough's which appeared on this occasion, was a Falcon, about to sail on their holiday Crucifixion, having a bronze figure as voyage to Cherbourg in the summer of large as life on a cross of massive rose- 1833. They are exposing their gallant wood, erected on piles as it were of the charms on the roads off Spithead. same material. The figure was beautifully T'he old pictures are more than a bun. modelled, but of too unattenuated pro- dred in number. The three most highly portions. It is attributed to L'Argardi valued, are two of colossal heads of cheof Bologna, and it is said to have belonged rubim, by Corregio, and a seraph by to Napoleon's chapel at Paris. It was Albano, designed for the Mosaics which sold at 1501.

now ornament the Cathedral of St. Pe

ter's. The paintings were formerly in The collection of Prints made by George the Vatican, whence they were taken by the Fourth amounts to between four and the French army, and not restored in confive hundred thousand; they are depo. sequence of their having remained in the sited in Windsor Castle, where a room is possession of a French general. In 1815 to be built for their preservation. An they were brought to England, and have eminent judge of prints is at present en

since been the subject of litigation, which gaged in arranging them chronologically. only terminated in May last.

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The Lions, by Rubens, is a capital SIR WALTER SCOTT.-A tablet six feet picture; and so is the God of Love, by square, is about to be placed in the Rotunda Domenichino. Having been discussing ma- of the New City Hall in Albany, in rine subjects, we may also mention a America, inscribed to the memory of the curious old sea-fight, in which the Turks great Scotish poet and novelist. It is an on shore are engaged with an invading alto relievo, and on the left side represents fleet; it is called the Battle of Lepanto, Genius, holding in the right hand the and ascribed to John Linglebach, born vital torch, and pointing with the left to 1625, died 1687. The picture, by John the medallion of Scott, and directing HisCleveley, representing Queen Charlotte's tory and Biography to record his fame. voyage to England in 1761, should be in

It has other appropriate devices; and some royal or public gallery.

under the whole is a small marble table, Among the portraits, there are two very with the inscription, “ The Citizens of early whole-lengths of George III. and Albany to the Memory of Sir Walter Queen Charlotte, by Zoffany; one of Scott, 1833.” Admiral Keppel, very stiff for Sir Joshua Reynolds; and one of General Lord Pul- The celebrated sculptor Rinaldi, at 'teney, by the same. Giles Lord Al- Rome, is now employed on a statue of Joan lington, a good head, by Cornelius Jansen. of Arc, in Carrara marble, of the natural The alleged portrait of Queen Mary, by size, ordered by the Duchess d’Escars. Sir Antonio More, does not represent her Majesty's gloomy features, though Specimens of the details of Elizabethan quite of her period. But the most able per- Architecture, drawn and engraved by formance of this kind is that representing HENRY Shaw, F.S.A. 4to. Part I. the three painters, Karl du Moor, Adrian This was the grand vra of domestic Vandevelde, and Kurl du Jardin, painted architecture, in respect to extensive strucby the first-named with the greatest spirit tures, nor was there any sparing, but and verisimilitude. The Dutch family, rather a redundancy, of those accessories by Coques, is also a charming picture. and sculptured ornaments which consti

tute the details” of an edifice. On the The French Papers bestow warm eu. exterior, the doorways, windows, cornices, logiums upon the new sculpture in front &c. were highly enriched; and in the inof the Church of La Madeleine, at Paris, terior the chimney pieces and ceilings were executed by M. Lemaire. The principal sculptured or moulded in the deepest refigures consist of the Magdalen kneeling lief. The mansions of Hatfield, Knole, at the feet of Christ, who is seated upon and many others, will furnish specimens, a throne. On his left is an angel who admirable in their way, and possessing repulses a personification of the Vices; their peculiar graces, though not deservon his right another, to whom the Chris- ing imitation in every particular. A retian Virtues are approaching. Truth, markable feature for ornament was the Faith, and Hope are standing, and Charity spacious leaden water-drains; we rememis seated suckling her children. At the ber having observed them at Hampton angle of the pediment is an angel awaken. Court and at Knole; and Mr. Shaw ing a righteous soul; and at the opposite has assembled some very curious speciangle, a demon precipitating a wicked mens from Claverton, Sherborne, and soul into the flames of hell. Notwith- Winchester. standing the colossal size of the figures, some of which are eighteen feet bigh, the Mr. Shaw's Specimens of Ancient Fur. whole is said to be in perfect keeping, and niture, Part V. contains Bishop Fox's t'ie proportions admirably preserved. Crosier, at Corpus Christi College, Ox

ford: Walter Hill's Salt-seller, at New An obscure artist, named Chanuel, of College, in the same University; a couch Marseilles, has executed a colossal group from Penshurst; and a chair from Hardof the Virgin and Child, in sheet silver. wicke. Of the crosier we should have It is said to be full of grace and simpli- another plate, to show the other side ; a city, and is destined for the chapel of fac-simile of the whole inscription on the Notre Dame de la Garde.

salt, and of all such inscriptions, should

be given. The chair is attributed, proTen windows of stained glass are now bably correctly, to the reign of James the in preparation, by Mr. Collins, to decorate Second; how then can the couch be the Church of St. Peter, at Brighton. assigned to that of Elizabeth? It will Although composed of fanciful orna. be perceived that the carvings, particuments, they are pleasing. Like the three larly of the legs, have very great similawhich are already placed near the altar of rity. We certainly think Mr. Shaw's the same Church, they are the gift of specimens of earlier date far exceed these the Rev. H. M. Wagner and his family. two in curiosity and interest.

FINDEN's Landscape Illustrations of Ottley, however, has praised the original ; Byron conclude in a very interesting man- but it is not the excellent execution of ner, the 24th part containing views of parts of a picture, but the general effect Harrow and Missolonghi, one of the ear- of the whole, that makes it desirable for liest and the latest scenes of the Poet's engraving; 3. a Virgin and Child, by career; with portraits of Samuel Rogers, Parmegiano, a piece of exquisite grace, esq. from Sir Thomas Lawrence; M.G. worth any ten of Mr. Major's other Lewis, esq. the author of the Monk, subjects, and the whole Gallery of the from Harlowe; and Madame de Stael, Graces included. from Gerard. A series of descriptions, by Mr. Brockedon, enables the purchaser We have been much pleased with four to bind the work in three very handsome etchings, on one plate, of the following volumes, which may be read as well as subjects:-1. Latimers, the seat of Lord admired.

G. Cavendish;—2. The Sepulchral Cha

pel of the Russells at Chenies;—3. Alms Finden's Gallery of the Graces is con- houses at Chenies ;-4. The Countess of cluded with the twelfth number. It is a Bedford's arms, carved on the same. work which we will allow to contain some These etchings are from the band of compositions of much beauty; but we Mr. R. B. Schnebbelie, whose long excannot think that the conceptions of our perience as a draughtsman is well known; modern artists are uniformly very suc- they reflect credit on his perseverance in cessful. However, they seem to have mastering a new branch of art, and have been generally approved; and a separate the freedom and spirit sometimes found book of “ Byron Beauties” is now an- in the productions of a tasteful amateur. nounced by Messrs. Finden.

New Music. No. III. of Mr. B. R. GREEN'S Heads The first number of Sacred Minstrelsy, after the Antique, presents us with the gives for eighteenpence, seven composiBacchus of the Louvre, the Ariadne of tions from Handel, Michael Wise, Dr. the Capitol, the Hercules Farnese, and a Greene, Reghini, Beethoven, Mozart, Fawn in the British Museum, excellently and Dr. Dupuis. We think this pubdrawn in lithography, and very desirable lication will be a great acquisition to the copies for the pencil.

domestic circle. The Quartett by Ri.

ghini, • How blessed the Man,' and the Major's Cabinet Gallery of Pictures, sacred song by Beethoven, are more than No. VII. of Vol. II. contains 1. Sir worth the price of the whole number. T. Lawrence's whole-length of Kemble as Hamlet, the likeness lost; 2. a silly • The Waves of Orwell,' «Come rove composition by Garofalo, of the Vision with me,' “ May we meet there,' and the of St. Augustine, one of the class so • Dying Summer's day,' are four pleasing deservedly satyrised by Hogarth. Mr. little songs, by J. F. Dannely.

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LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.

trated by WILLIAM CHARLES TOWNSEND, New Works announced for Publication.

esq. A.M. Recorder of Macclesfield. SAMUEL Astley Dunham, esq. LL.D. Divine Providence, or the Three Cyof Shincliffe Grange, near Durham (au- cles of Revelation, establishing the paral. thor of the History of Spain and Por- lelism of the Patriarchal, Jewish, and tugal in Dr. Lardner's Encyclopedia), Christian periods. By Dr. CroLY. proposes to publish by subscription, a The Fuiness of Time. By the Rev. new work to be entitled, • The British W. M. HETHERINGTON, M. A. Biography.' He intends to adopt a chro- Sixteen Discourses on the Liturgical nological order, and a systematic classifi- Services of the Church of England. By cation; to consult every printed authority, the Rev. T. BowdLER. and the MSS. of Public Libraries; to The Life of the Rev. Rowland Hill, allot five volumes to bis ancient division: by the Rev. Edwin SIDNEY. five to the middle; and to the modern as The Correspondence of John JEBB, many as shall be found requisite; to de- D.D. F.R.S. Bishop of Limerick, with vote 10 or 12 years to the work, and to ALEXANDER Knox, esq. from 1799 to publish in half-yearly volumes.

1831. State Trials; or a Collection of the An Address to the Nobility and Landed most interesting. Trials from the æra of Proprietors of Great Britain and Ireland, the Revolution in 1688, to the Special on the Distressed State of the Agricul. Commission in 1831. Reviewed and Illus- tural Population, and the baneful Effects esq. F.R.S.

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of Absenteeism. By a LONDON MER- account of the application of an achroCHANT.

matic concave lens to the micrometer, Analysis of the defective state of proposed to be called the macro-micro Turnpike Roads and Turnpike Securi- lens, by George Dollond, esg. F.R.S. ties; with Suggestions for their Improve- The author states that by introducing ment. By F. Philips, esq.

one of the fluid concave lenses recently Necessity of a Commutation of Tithes, invented by Professor Barlow, between and the Means of rendering the Soil of the object glass and the eye-glass of a five the British Islands capable of abundantly feet telescope, it became as powerful as supporting twice the amount of their pre- one of ten feet. The Rev. Mr. Dawes, sent Population. By T. A. KNIGHT, an eminent practical astronomer, states

that, in his opinion, this invention is one The Physiology, Pathology, and Treat- of the greatest improvements made in ment of Asphyxia; including suspended optical instruments for many years. Animation in New-born Children. By March 6. M. I. Brunel, esq. V.P. J. P. KAY, M.D.

The reading was commenced of a paLays and Legends of France, being the per, On the structure, functions, and viSecond number of Mr. W. I. THOMS' tality of polypi zoophytes, and other comNational Lays and Legends. The Third pound animals resembling them; by Mr. number will contain Lays and Legends of Lister. Ireland.

March 13. J. W. Lubbock, esq. V.P. The BISHOPRIC GARLAND, being a Col- Read, the remainder of Mr. Lister's lection of Legends, Ballads, Songs, &c. memoir on tubular and cellular polypi ; belonging to the county of Durham. a mathematical paper by Mr. Lubbock

A Popular Introduction to the Modern on the theory of the Moon; and “ SugClassification of Insects. By J. O. gestions respecting the most advantageous WESTWOOD, F.L.S. &c.

mode of using the new Zenith Telescope, A new System of Commercial Arith- erected at the Observatory of Greenmetic, by W. TATE, jun.

wich;" by Mr. Pond, Astronomer Royal. A new work upon Éducation, by Silvio March 20. M. I. Brunel, esq. V.P. PELLICO, entitled, “The Duties of Man- A communication was read from Capt. kind,' now in the course of Translation Dickenson, of his Majesty's ship Lightby Mr. T. Roscoe, who has added a life ning, in correction of Capt. de Roos's acof Pellico, by his friend and fellow-prisoner count of the operations at Cape Frio; Maroncelli.

the works having been in great measure CRUIKSHANK's Trip to Greenwich Fair, devised, and three-fourths of the recowith Engravings on Wood, intended as a vered treasure obtained, before the Lightcompanion to · Hood's Epping Hunt.' ning was succeeded by Capt. de Roos in

The Researches on Fossil Bones, a the Algerine. complete Translation, illustrated, of Adjourned to the 10th of April. CUVIER's celebrated work.

A Dictionary of the Terms employed by the French'in Anatomy, Physiology, The next meeting of the British Asso&c. by S. PALMER, M.D.

ciation for the Advancement of Science, The Revolutionary Epick, by D’Is- is fixed to meet at Edinburgh, on the RAELI, the younger.

week commencing with Monday the 8th Brother Tragedians, by Miss Hill. of September. Wesleyan Takings; or, Sketches of

ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE. Ministerial Characters—designed to furnish useful Hints to Young Ministers. Feb. 19. In reply to a paper by Mr.

Napoleon's Dying Soliloquy, by Mr. J. Beke, read on the 15th Jan., denying the STEWART.

authenticity of the writings attributed to A Popular Introduction to the Study Manetho, a dissertation, by Mr. Culliof the Natural System of Botany, on a more, was read, which embodied his obPlan similar to that of Rousseau's Letters jections against the opinions of Mr. Beke. on Botany. By Dr. LINDLEY, Professor The writer, in adverting to a passage of Botany at the London University. supposed to be from Manetho's History,

On the British North American Colo- 'relating to the expedition of Susakim nies, by Mr. G. R. YOUNG.

king of Egypt against Jerusalem, in the reign of Rehoboam, stated that the Syn. celline succession of the Pharaohs, in

which the passage under discussion apFeb. 27. F. Baily, esq. V.P.

pears, is greatly corrupted, abounding in Capt. de Roos's paper on the opera- omissions, interpolations, and transpositions on the Thetis at Cape Frio, was tions of names, as is proved by collating concluded; and a paper read, giving an it with the outline of Manetho's Hiatory,

BRITISH ASSOCIATION.

ROYAL SOCIETY.

STATISTICAL SOCIETY.

preserved by Africanus and Eusebius. Dr. Fitton by Mr. Babbage, on the He observed, that in the pages of the Temple of Jupiter Serapis, near PuzGreek Eusebian Chronicle, this record zuoli. possesses no greater antiquity than in those of Syncellus, having been transcribed from that chronographer by Sca- arisen from last year's meeting of the

A new Society, under this title, has liger, into his compilation, which goes British Association for the Advancement under the name of the Greek Eusebius;

of Science. The eminent individuals and he adduced parallel passages of chronographers, in which the expedition of who formed the Committee of the Sta

tistical Section at Cambridge, invited a Susakim or Shisbak is connected with Manetho's dynasty, without referring the public meeting at the rooms of the Hor

ticultural Society, on the 15th of March. notice to that writer. Having further

There were about 250 persons present, adverted to Mr. Beke’s objections to Manetho, on the apparent inconsistency of and the Marquis of Lansdowne took the

chair. His Lordship informed the meethis writings with those of Eratosthenes and having remarked, that the history of ing that the Government would be glad

to avail itself of the labours of such an Pharaoh Necho, as set forth in the Bible institution, which, in return, should bave and the writings of Herodotus, appears

the assistance of Government when it conclusive against any views opposed to

was necessary. The Right Hon. H. the identity of the Mizraim of the former,

Goulburn remarked that one of the and the Égypt of the latter, Mr. Culli- greatest difficulties he had experienced more proceeded to show, that the place when in office, was the want of comin Fgyptian history of Shishak, the most pleteness or arrangement, in the statistiancient Pharaon who is mentioned by cal returns to which he required to refer. name in the Bible, is established on evi.

The Lord Advocate, Mr. Babbage, Mr. dence which furnishes a powerful example

Jones of the London University, Mr. both of the integrity of the writings of Spring Rice, Mr. Hallam, and Mr. BruManetho, and of the validity and para

nel, also spoke warmly in favour of the promount utility of the phonetic system of

jected institution. The following Resohieroglyphics.

lutions were passed unanimously:--That accurate knowledge of the actual condi

tion and prospects of society is an object Feb. 21. The anniversary meeting was

of great national importance, not to be held at the Society's apartments in So- attained without a careful collection and merset House ; when Mr. Greenough classification of statistical facts ;—that a was continued President, and R. I. Mur- society be established by the name of the cbison, esq., and H. Warburton, esq.,

Statistical Society of London, the object were elected to succeed Dr. Fitton and

of which shall be the collection and clasProfessor Sedgwick, the retiring Vice- sification of all facts illustrative of the Presidents. It was announced that the condition and prospects of society, espeproceeds of the Wollaston Donation cially as it exists in the British domiFund had been awarded by the Council nions; and that the Society consist, in to Mons. Agassiz, in testimony of the the first instance, of such of the present high opinion entertained of his work on

company as shall subscribe an obligation Fossil Fishes, and to encourage him in

to that effect;--that the Committee be the prosecution of his important under- empowered, until the day of the next taking. The Society dined the Crown

meeting, to receive the signatures of adand Anchor tavern, and afterwards ad- ditional members, and to admit them feljourned to their own apartments to hear lows of the Society. Messrs. Babbage, the remainder of the President's anni. Jones, Hallam, and Drinkwater, were

nominated a Committee.

The yearly Feb. 26. Three communications were subscription was fixed at two guineas. read : 1. On the quantity of earthy matter obtained from the water of the Rbine, formation of the statistical section of the

M. Quetelet, of Brussels, to whom the at Bonn, in the months of August and British Association at Cambridge was November, by Leonard Horner, esq. mainly due, was elected the first honoF.G.S.; 2. On the plastic clay found

rary member. near Reading by Mr. J. Rofe, jun. ; 3. On two parallel sections through the eastern portion of the Pyrenees, from Feb. 24. At this meeting three splendid Parmier near Toulouse to Puycerda, and polyzonal lenses were exhibited by perfrom Ceret to La Estala, by Charles mission of the Commissioners of the Lyell, esq. Foreign Secretary.

Northern Lighthouses. One of these March 12. Read, a letter addressed to was made at Paris, another at London,

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

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versary address.

ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH.

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