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city, and nature. During Elizabeth's been the original features of this imreigo it gradually degenerated and un- portant, but neglected or insulted Bust. der the sway of James we find a still After remaining in this state above one greater debasement. Still we have rea- hundred and twenty years, Mr. John son to believe that some of the artists Ward, grandfather to Mrs. Siddons and studiously endeavoured to perpetuate Mr. Kemble, caused it to be “repaired, portraits, or true effigies, of the per- and the original colours preserved," sons commeinorated. Indeed it is quite in 1748, from the profits of the repreclear that they aimed rather at likeness sentation of Otheilo. This was a genetban tasteful composition. This is rous, and apparently judicious act; and evinced in the statue of Queen Eli- therefore very unlike the next altera. zabeth, in Westminster Abbey Church; tion it was subjected to in 1793. In in the bust of Camden, in the same that year, Mr. Malone caused the Bust church ; the statue of Lord Bacon, at to be covered over with one or more St. Albans ; and in several others that coats of white paint; and thus at once might be adduced. All these show that destroyed its original character, and the artists had their prototypes in na- greatly injured the expression of the ture ; either by modelling the respec- face. f Having absurdly characterized tire persons while living, or by taking this expression for "" pertiess," and casts after death.
therefore " differing from that placid It has been deemed advisable to offer composure and thoughtful gravity so these remarks relating to the Stratford 'perceptible in his original portrait, and Bust : because this has been hitherto his best prints," Mr. M. could have wholly neglected by biographers and few scruples about injuring, or decritics, or treated slightly and super- stroying it. In this very act, and in ciliously. In Dugdale's Warwickshire, this line of comment, our zealous anBell's edition of our poet, in the splen- notator has passed an irrevocable sendid one of Boydell, in Ireland's Tour of tence on his own judgment. If the the Avon, and in Wheler's pleasing His- opinions of some of the best sculptors tory, &e. of Stratford, it has been pub- and painters of the metropolis are enlished; but in no one of these works has titled to respect and confidence on such it been correctly delineated. In the two a subject, that of Mr. Malone is at once former, indeed, it is done in a vulgar false and absurd. They justly remark, and contemptible manner. The Bust is that the face indicates cheerfulness, the size of life; it is formed out of a good humour, suavity, benignity, and boek of soft stone ; and was origi- intelligence. These characteristics are nally painted over in imitation of na- developed by the mouth and its musture. The hands and face were of fiesh cles - by the cheeks-eye-brows-fore. colour, the eyes of a light hazle, and the head-and skull; and hence they rahair and beard auburn; the doublet, tionally infer, that the face is worked or coat, was scarlet, and covered with from nature.
Again, Mr. M. talks a loose black gown, or tabard, without strangely of “his original portrait, and sleeves: the upper part of the cushion of his best prints ;” as if there was was green, the under half crimson, and the tassels gilt.*. Such appear to have ment of antiquity on Marlborough Dowhs,
in Wiltshire; and which, though once the Although the practice of painting sta- most stupendous work of human labour toes and busts to imitate nature is repug.
and skill in Great Britain, is now nearly bust to good taste, and must be stigma- demolished. tized as vulgar, and hostile to every prin
+ Wheler's “ Guide to Sratford-upon. ciple of art, yet when an effigy is thus Avon.” 12mo. 1814. wwloored and transmitted to us, as illos. | Mr. Wheler, in his interesting Topotrative of a particular age or people, and graphical Vace Diecum, relating to Strat. as a record of fashion and costume, it be- ford, has given publicity to the following comes an interesting relic, and should be stanzas, wbich were written in the Album, preserved with as much care as an Itrus- at Stratford Church, by one of the visitors can vase, or an early specimen of Rafael's 10 Suakspeare's tomb. paiating; and the man who deliberalely “ Stranger, to wbom this Monument is éctares or destroys either, will ever be re- shown, parded as a criminal in the high court of Invoke the Poet's curses on Malone ; criticism and taste. From an absence of Whose meddling zeal bis barbarous ta te this feeling, many truly curious, and to us displays, important, sabjects have been destroyed, And daubs his tomb-stone, as he marrid his Among which is to be noticed a vast menu, plays!" Rurup. Mag. I'ol. LXX. July, 1816
one authenticated and acknowledged and lover of Shakspeare.“ Ia the end picture, and that, out of the multitude truth will out.” of prints, miscalled portraits of Shak
J. BRITTON. speare, any of them were good and ge- Tavistock-place, London, nuine. It would not be difficult to show, April 23, 1816, to the satisfaction of every impartial The Anniversary of the Birth reader, that there is pothing like proof,
and Death of Shakspeare, nor scarcely probability, in the genuine
and the Second Centenary
after his Decease. ness of any of the paintings or prints that have come before the public, as portraits of our unrivalled Bard. That
For the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. by Droeshout cannot be like face, for it is evidently ill drawn in
The Epistle from the YBARLY MEETING all the features: and a bad artist can
held in London, by ADJOURNMENTS, never make a good likeness. On such
from the 22d of the Fifth Montı, to a print Ben Jonson's lines are futile,
the 31st of the same, inclusive, 1816. and unworthy of credit. From the To the Quarterly and Monthly Meeting time of the publication of that print of Friends, in Great Britain, Ireland, up to the present, we have been in- and elsewhere. sulted and trifled with by numerous DEAR FRIENDS, things called portraits of Shakspeare; E esteem it a favour which calls most, if not all, of wbich are as pal
for our grateful acknowledge pable forgeries as the notorious Ireland ment, that we have been afresh made manuscripts.
sensible, on this occasion, of our HeaVery recently an extraordinary trick venly Father's love, and have felt that of this kind has been played upon the it reaches to all our dear friends, wherelovers of Shakspeare. A printseller ever they are situated. Our minds have announced a newly-discovered picture been humbled io gratitude to Him, wbo of Shakspeare, closely resembling the by his Divine power raised us up to be a " Slalue at Stratford, and the print in people, who has from one generation to the folio edition;" and asserts, ibat up. another blessed our religious society, wards of three thousand persons, of and who is still to be felt at times in competent judgment, concurred in pro- great mercy to preside amongst us, nouncing it ". a genuine portrait of We have earnestly desired that these Shakspeare, painted from the life.”- impressions may be an additional moA short bistory of this portrait, it is tive for us to consider, how far we are hoped, will serve to warn collectors seeking to be established on Jesus of prints, and illustrators of books, Christ, the rock of ages, against future imposition. A maker yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." and mender of old pictures, having pur. Heb. xii. 8. To this foundation of our chased an old head, for a few shillings, predecessors, we desire to direct your first christened it Shakspeare, and then inost serious attention. Let it, dear tried to sell it to a worthy shopkeeper, friends, be our daily concern to seek for near Holborn, at a small profit. Not His Divine guidance and support. succeeding here, the manufacturer Great will be the advantages which deemed it expedient to borrow Hou- we shall thence derive. The bitterncss bracken's engraved head, for the pure of our conficts will be swectened by the pose of altering and improving the remembrance, that He unto whom we - true” original. Thus by putting in are seeking, and who is " not a high ear-rings, painting on the forehead, priest that cannot be touched with the touching the mouth, rubbing on a little feeling of our infirmities," Heb. iv. 15. new paint in some places, and taking is “ able to save them to the uttermost off the old from others, the portrait was that come unto God by him.” Heb vij. completed,-a purchaser was found for 25. A sense of victory over our evil it at a price under five pounds, and this affections, through his power and mopurchaser proclaimed it to the world as diation, will be a sufficient consolation. an original of the Bard of Avon. It will, if the watch be maintained,
It is ardently hoped that every subse- strengthen us to proceed in the way quent attempt at imposition may be as of our allotted duty; and though nex easily detected, and that it may always trials and temptations diay await us, be branded by the contempt and avowed and we may continue sensible of the indignation of every true Englishman dangers wilh which we are surrounded,
“ the same
the blessing oftrue Christian experience, bas tended to draw aside from that simthe result of patient perseverance in plicity, that purity of heart and thought, well-doing, 'will be oịrs. Thus from ibat strict moraliiy, which oor Christian what we have known and what we have principles require. We would subunit felt, we shall be constrained to acknow. to the serious consideration of their pa-' ledge that there is no joy like unto the rents and einployers, the extrenie danjoy of God's salvation.
ger of sending forth into such service We observe with pleasure the in- any young persons whose religious princreasing desire manifested by friends to ciples are not fixed, nor their habits obtain a guarded and useful education formed; and we would encourage friends for their children. The reports on the in different places, where those in this schools under the notice of this meeting line of employment may travel, to conindicate the religious care and good tinue and to extend that kind of hosorder prevailing in them, and have pitable notice which has been already yielded us great satisfaction. The in- manifested. The situation of some of provement of the understanding, and our young friends in other occupathe communication of that knowledge tions, may deprive them of the advan. by which it may be more extensively tage of virtues and instructive associatess prepared for the service of Him to whom these also we hope will not be overwe must all render our account, are looked by those to whom they are known." duties not to be neglected. We desire, We lament that reproach should have bowever, to impress upon all, whether been brought on our society, by the parents, or those to whom they intrust failure of any of our members in diso their tender offspring, the supreme im- charging their just debts. We consider portance of inculcating the first of it to be the duty of all, but especially of duties, the love and fear of God.
every person under pecuniary difficul." A watebful parent will at no time be ties, to inspect narrowly into the state of more alive to the welfare of his children, their affairs; and this 'we conceive than when they are passing from the might often prevent such an issue. age to wbich we have just adverted, to Let all friends be careful to live within the succeeding stage of life. The situa. their incomes, retrenching, if necessary, tions in which they are then placed, and their expenses ; and we desire that it the companions with whom they asso- may be their uniform endeavour to con. ciate may bave a decided iofuence duct their bosiness in such a way as may on their future character. We would subject them to the least risk or danger. therefore encourage both parents and for those who, possessing integrity, masters not to relax at this critical yet from the pressure of the times, are, períod, either in care or counsel, or in with honest and upright intentions, proper restraint tempered with kindness. struggling onder many difficulties, we Here we would advert to the impor- feel near sympathy. Let these be entance of good exaniple, and to the great couraged; they will not fail, we trust, blessing which will attend the labours if they seek it, to obtain the kind of those whom we are now addressing, advice of their friends. Let it be their as they seek to becomic preachers of earnest concern, under these trials, to righteousness, in life and conduct, to hold fast their confidence in our all wise those aroqnd them. How inviting, and gracious Helper: as likewise their how instructive, it is, to bebold such as love to their brethren. This love, we by the purity of their lives, hy the believe, is peculiarly endangered, when. meekness of their spirits, and by the ever the mind is disturbed by the benevolence of their characters are perplexing cares arising from embarassed adoroing their profession |-- This is a circumstances. döty which is enjoined by the highest The amount of sufferings reported authority ;-Matth. v. 16 : and we ear. this year, occasioned by claims for nestly press upon all to consider whether tithes, and other demands of an eccletheir moderation, the self-denial, their siastical nature, with a few for military habits of life, are such as become the purposes, is upwards of fifteen thonChristian religion.
sand pounds. Our brethren of all the Our solicitude has at this time been Yearly Meetings on the American Conawakened for our young men employed tinent have again given proofs of their a travellers in business. The exposure love, by written communications. The of those to the tenptations to which interesting work of Indian civilization they are often unavoidably subjected, still occupies their attention. In some
of the tribes, the improvements which, Yearly Meeting has been a time of the notwithstanding the late commotions, renewal of our strength, and of the have been gradually going forward, are increase of our confidence in the good, truly encouraging. In others, those ness of Israel's Shepherd. We cordially who are concerned in this good work, bid you farewell. May “ the Lord have probably already renewed their ex, direct your hearts into the love of God, ertions, where the ravages of war had and into the patient waiting for Christ,” desolated
of the settlements, 2 Thess. iii. 4. The persevering labours of friends in Sigued in and on behalf of the Meeting, Virginia and some other parts, to pro- by cure the freedom of many negroes ille
William DilLWORTA CREWDSON, gally as well as unjustly held in slavery, Clerk to the Meeting this Year. have in several instances been crowned with success; and it is very gratifying to observe that the rights of this injured SOLUTION of the GEOMETRICAL QCERY people are still dear to our American
in Vol. LXIX. page 237. brethren. We hope that in this country friends will continue to feel a deep interest in the welfare of the African race, and not disiniss the subject from
*777 their thoughts, until such wise and pru
( 8 ) dent measures may be adopted as shall promote and finally secure universal emancipation.
So excellent is Christian love in its nature and effects, that it is deeply
A А. painful when we hear of any differences existing amongst us. How can those ET fall a perpendicular CP, and who are at variance one with another
let x y z m and n represent the unite acceptably in the performance of parts as marked on the triangle. worship to Him who is emphatically
Then in the triangle ACD from a styled Love? It is an awful considera well known property tion that that disposition which sepa
As the base A D is to the sum of the rates man from man, does at the time 'two sides AC+CD. so is their differestrange him, and will, if it continue,
ence, to the difference of the segments eventually seperate him from his Crea- made by CP. That is, mtn : ety:: tor. We therefore earnestly recom
1-Y: m-n, mend to friends to watch the first
Wherefore by multiplying extremes
and means appearances of discord: patiently and kindly to endeavour lo assist those who
.X!---3! = m?- m2 or 29 = y2 + m2--112. may be thus affected, or who are in Again in the large triangle ABC,
As the whole base A B is to the sain of danger of becoming hardened towards their brethren. Christian charity and
the two sides CB+C A, so is their differtenderness for the infirmities of our
ence, to the difference of the
segments friends, are boods in religious society. BP, P A. That is, 2 m+an:-**::
2-*: 2n. These do pot preclude that kind and tender admonition, that exercise of our
Which multiplying as before will give discipline in the spirit of the Gospel,
A mnt 4111 = :? or x?+4 mnt wbich we have from time to time been
479=22 engaged to recoinmend. Although we Add this equation to twice the forare not a numerous society, yet if we mer, and it will be 2x®+z?=x?+4 mn are preserved in love, and dwell under + 499 + 2y? + ? in2 2 n2. That is the government of Christ, we may *?-+-= 2y + 2% + 4mn + 272. hope to fulfil the designs of Divine Pro- But A B is 2m +2n, the square of vidence in having gathered and es- which is 4 m2 +8 mn+4nl; therefore tablished us a separate religious body: half of it 2 m2 + 4mn +2 na is half the we may show forth the excellence of square of A B. the Christian religion by the spiritality Wherefore the square of AC, togeof our worship, and by the purity of our ther with the square of C B, is equal to lives.
half the square of AB, and twice the Dear friends, we desire, in conclusion, square of CD. Peycrently to acknowledge that this
Q. E. D.
and the caput mortuum of common
CHARACTER OF QUEEN ELIZABETH.
APOLOGIES FOR CRUELTY. ELIZABETH, who was raised from a Dr. Brokesly, in a letter to the Royal
prison to a throne, filled it with a Society on his experiments of the irritasoficiency that does great honour to bility of several parts of animals, endea. her sex ; and with a dignity essential
vours to apologize for the tortures which and peculiar to her character. Though he inficted, by informing them, “ that her passions were warın, her judgment the pain and misery by him caused to was temperate and cool : hence it was, the victim of this subject, were to be that she was never led or over-ruled regarded much less than what bappens by her ministers or favourites, though every day at Smithfield to twenty oxen men of great abilities and address. and "sheep, by cutting off their tails She practised all the arts of dissimu- and parts of the skin, and then driving lation for the salutary purposes of go- them several miles afterwards. vernment. She so tempered affability and haughtiness, benevolence and seve
of this kind was the apology which a rity, that she was much more loved than desperate footpad made, one night, to feared by the people ; and was, at the his companion, after they had robbed
and maimed a man, and thrown him same time, the delight of her own sub
into a ditch. “ 'Twas dd cruel in jects, and the terror of Europe. She was parsimonious, and even avaricious: but you, Jack, to lop off three of the poor ihese qualities were in her rather virtues fellow's fingers.”—“ They were in my than vices; as they were the result of a way, best me,” said Jack; “I could rigid economy thai centered in the pub- not get at his pocket.--- But you were lic. Her treatment of the Queen of
a cruel dog, indeed, Dick, to slit bis Scots, the most censurable part of her nose, which was not, I am sure, in conduct, has in it more policy than jus- vigure a man, except, d'ye see, there
I hate mortally to distice, and more spleen than policy. is a necessity for it.” This wise princess, who had never been the slave of her passions at the time of life when they are found to be most OLIVER CROMWELL'8 PRAYER THE EVENpowerful, fell a victim to their violence, at an age when they are commonly ex: O Lord ! I am a miserable creature, tinguished.
yet I am in covenant with thee, through
grace; and I may, and will, come in to ANECDOTE.
thee, for thy people. Lord ! tbou hast
made me (though very unworthy) a A society who piqued themselves upon being men of wit and genius : and thee service; and many of thein
mean instrunnent to do them some good, one of thein was nothing more than had too bigh value of me, though others a pretender, who, after many ineffectual attempts, at length set the table howsoever thou disposest of me, do
would be glad on my fall. But, Lord ! in a roar, by a most execrable pun ; be joined in the laugh, and fancied he judgment, ove heart, and mutual love
good for them. Give consistency of had now been very successful, when a unto them. Let the name of Christ be gentleman, turning to Lord Ch --.-d. glorious throughout the world : teach asked his lordship what was his opinion
those wbo look with much affection to of punning in general? To which his
thy justrument, to depend more upon lordship replied, “ I conceive punning has a double advantage in company;
thee. Pardon such as delight to tram
ple upon the ashes of a worm, for they. for a very good pun makes one laugh, and a very bad one makes one laugh
are thy people too. And pardon the
folly of this short prayer, even for Jesus still more, 18 was the case just now :
Christ his sake. Amen. bat," said bę, an indifferent pun is the most indiderent of all indifferent things: baving neither salt enough to Fuake one smile, or stupidity enough to excite the risible muscles at the author : and may therefore be stiled the I am here adjudged to die for acting dregs si rit, the sediment of humour, an act never plotted, for plotting a plot
ING BEFORE HIS DEATH.
REMARKABLE DYING SPEECH OF MR.
CUFFE, WO WAS EXEGUTED IN THE