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directing his horse's steps towards the bazaar of ling on until the last quivering of Nefeeseh's limbs the carpenters, stopped at the workshop of one of told him that she was dead. Then composedly the artisans there, and having purchased a ready- desiring Hussein to have the coffin he had purmade coffin, which he desired should be sent after chased brought in, he placed the bleeding corpse him to his house at Minieh, spurred onwards home. of his wife within it, summoned his household,
It was high noontide when Masloum Bey alighted and desiring them to carry the body to the cemeat his own gate. Nefeeseh was within the hareem, tery, walked before it thither with his bloody and heard not his approach; she seldom left it sword in his hand, and saw it consigned to the now. Although unsuspicious of Hussein's treach- earth without a prayer being recited, or a tear shed ery, her mind was racked by many fears and anx
over it. ieties ; what had become of the Frank whose On his return home, Masloum Bey found the reckless audacity had so cruelly compromised her? officers of justice, who had been apprised of the She knew not that he had secured himself against murder by Naïmé, waiting to arrest him; and by all the fatal penalties consequent upon the impru- them he was conveyed to the citadel of Cairo, dence he had committed, by a hasty flight from where criminals are tried. But upon being conCairo ; and, although she would have given the fronted with the cadi, he produced the carte blanche world to ascertain his fate, she dared not allude to given to him by Ibrahim Pasha, which empowered him either to Hussein or Naïmé. Humiliated by him to do whatever he chose with impunity within the presence of those two servants, yet not daring | a given time, and the judges were obliged to disto part with them, lest by so doing she should charge him ! arouse their resentment, and cause them to betray And he returned forth with to Syria, triumphher, her days were passed in silence and gloom, ing at the manner in which he had vindicated the her nights in unavailing tears. The sight of the honor of a betrayed husband i and laying his cemetery, connected as it was with her imprudence, ensanguined sword at Ibrahim Pasha's feet, swore had become odious to her-even the shrine of the by the soul of the Prophet that it should be holy Zeyneb failed in bringing comfort to her ach-cleansed from those foul stains in the best blood ing heart, for she no longer dared to pray there for of the prince's enemies. the return of Masloum Bey! Absorbed in these The house of Minieh remained for a considerpainful thoughts, Nefeeseh sat supinely in her able period uninhabited after the dreadful tragedy hareem, while Naïmé stood by, fanning the flies that had been enacted in it. After a time, it fell away, when the curtain before the entrance was successively into the hands of several occupants, violently drawn aside, and Masloum Bey entered! but none of them remained there long : strange
With a cry of surprise Nefeeseh arose, and unearthly sounds disturbed the rest of every tenant would have prostrated herself at her husband's of the hareem, and, connected with the all-known feet; but as she cast herself forward to do so, he history of Nefeeseh's murder, gave rise to the unsheathed his sabre, and receiving her on the point popular belief that her spirit haunted the teneof it, ran her through ihe body. Not a word had ment, and would admit of no human fellowship been uttered by either-scarcely a look exchanged there. At last it became utterly abandoned by the -so rapidly was the fatal deed accomplished !! native Mohammedans ; and, as I have already Hussein stood by, gazing with hardened malice stated, fell into the possession of its present worupon the scene ; Naïmé rushed out of the house thy occupant, whose faith in ral-traps as the most in frantic terror, and stopped not until she arrived effectual method of laying the ghost of Masloum at the cadi's.
Bey's wife, is a very unromantic termination to Calm and implacable, Masloum Bey stood look- / my Story of a Haunted House.
AMERICAN Beauty.—There are two points in , ing, as well rounded and developed as it is here; which it is seldom equalled, never excelled—the whilst a New England complexion is, in nine cases classic chasteness and acy of the features, and out of ten, a match for an English one. This, howthe smallness and exquisite symmetry of the extrem- ever, cannot be said of the American women as a ities. In the latter respect, particularly, the Amer- class. They are, in the majority of cases, overican ladies are singularly fortunate. I have seldom delicate and languid ; a defect chiefly superinduced seen one, delicately brought up, who had not a fine by their want of exercise. An English girl will hand. The feet are also generally very small and ex- go through as much exercise in a forenoon, withquisitely moulded, particularly those of a Maryland out dreaming of fatigue, as an American will in a girl ; who, well aware of their attractiveness, has day, and be overcome by the exertion. It is also à thousand little coquettish ways of her own of true, that American is more evanescent than Engtemptingly exhibiting them. That in which the lish beauty, particularly in the south, where it seems American women are most deficient is roundness to fade ere it has well bloomed. But it is much more of figure. But it is a mistake to suppose that well-lasting in the north and north-east ; a remark which rounded forms are not to be found in America. will apply to the whole region north of the Potomac, Whilst this is the characteristic of English beauty, and east of the lakes ; and I have known instances it is not so prominent a feature in America. În of Philadelphia beauty as lovely and enduring as New England, in the mountainous districts of any that our own hardy climate can produce. Pennsylvania and Maryland, and in the central val
Mackay's Western World. ley of Virginia, the female form is, generally speak
From the Spectator. and such is the function performed by MM. Fau FAU'S ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS. *
and Léveillé. Their work is a master-key, Of all works on anatomy intended for the opening to the student a general view of anatomy;
and to the more profound inquirer, who may desire student of art, the one before us combines in the highest degree the most desirable qualities
to carry the study further, it furnishes a simple
and consistent clue to guide him on his way. fulness and compactness, naturalness and clear
The student, whether amateur or professional, ness, accuracy and vitality, comprehensiveness
will understand the excellence of the instrument and practically intelligible classification. We know of no writer who can give the artist so tion of the companion volumes—for they are two.
now placed within his reach, from a brief descripsufficient an idea of the human frame, its structure This is in itself a very good arrangement. An and motions, as M. Fau, aided by the admirable
octavo size is too small for prints; a quarto size illustrations of M. Léveillé. Many works have been more voluminous and penetrating, but they and prints in one volume occasions much incon
is inconvenient for reading ; and the union of text serve to mislead by confusing the mind. Others have been more simple and synoptical, but they backwards and forwards. In the present work,
venience and hinderance in turning the leaves are meagre. In regard to the plates, some have been natural enough, like the illustrations to
the general text is placed in the octavo volume ; Bell's book ; but they are the ragged and mangled
the plates, with the simple explanatory text, are image of the dead subject as it appears under the placed in a quarto atlas or portfolio, which can lie mutilations of the dissecting-knife, uncleared of the open by your side while you are reading.
In the text volume, M. Fau begins by a general non-essential accidents that obscure the essential details to the artist, and entangle the eye, as it glance at the nature of man, modified as he is by were, in a disordered skein of useless waste-stuff. climate, race, and temperament; a general view Others, like the useful little volume of Sharpe, or
of the organization ; a similar view of the bony the intelligent and symmetrical drawings of Kirk, described with reference to the uses and effects of
structure. The mechanism of the articulations is are cleared from this rubbish, but are mechanical
the several kinds on movement and contour; and and unlike. nature-are diagrams rather than
a chapter is devoted to the outward contour, representations. Cowper, the surgeon, devoted a portion of his vast volume to the service of the especially in regard to the skin, and to the varieart, for which he evidently had a strong feeling ;
ties of proportion in different individuals, in differ
The first book but, unlike the portion of his work devoted to the ent ages, and in the two sexes. phænomena of gestation, the artistic portion is
thus gives the student a general idea of the human heavy, unartistic, and diagramlike. Da Vinci's form, the essential causes of its modifications or useful book on painting, with its sketches of action, varying aspects, and the leading characteristics of fails for want of the specific in the anatomical
sex, age, or condition. details. Even in the dissecting-room the student
The second book describes in greater detail the
structure of the skeleton ; the mode in which the is too apt to find that the demonstrator does not enter into the needs of the artist, but is a guide
fleshly structure is, as it were, built upon it, thus who leads him into a maze of physiological minu- reciprocally modified in the outward aspect by the tiæ that have little bearing on external symmetry.
bony frame beneath ; and the structure and uscs
of the muscle. On the other hand, the study of anatomy on the
In the myological part, the clear surface of the living figure is excessively obscured style and symmetrical mind of the author conduce by the outer and formless integuments, which
to an order and lucidity of the highest kind. He
first describes the general form as it appears in conceal and often disguise the alterations of muscular form in the action of the more complex the leading muscles are situated; how their
the well-developed living model ; explaining how parts ; insomuch that the observer has the utmost difficulty to connect the vague intermingling undu- swelling affects the contour; how the bones pro
trude, or, lying between the origination or lations of surface with the bundles of fibres exhib·ited by the knife or the exact diagrams of the
abruptly bellying muscles, are to be sought in hollow depressions and grooves.
He explains anatomical illustration. The study of the sep: how the swelling of the muscles or the play of the arate muscles, their origin, insertion, and use, all separately, is a very confusing and slow process
looser parts is bound down by the ligaments and towards an idea of the living movement and the aponeurotic coverings, in dividing grooves, in
fixed compacted bodies, or in vague depressions. composition of living attitude. The desideratum
He traces the muscles where they are lost beneath has been, some synoptical work which should bring all these phenomena, all these causes, skin and fat. He then describes how these forms
these stiff natural “ stays” or the laxer folds of effects, and obscuring influences, into one view;
are to be traced in the undeveloped structure of * The Anatomy of the External Forms of Man ; childhood ; how they become caricatured in the intended for the Use of Artists, Painters, and Sculptors. more pronounced forms of old age or hidden by its By Dr. J. Fau. Edited with Additions by Robert Knox, M.D., Lecturer on Anatomy, and Corresponding Member wrinkles; and still more fully, how they are of the Academy of France. With an Atlas, containing modified by the altered relations and temperament twenty-eight Drawings from Nature; lithographed by of the female figure. Then he explains how the M. Léveillé, Pupil of M. Jacob. Published by Baillière, London and Paris.
forms are altered by movement, gentle or violent, -how these muscles start forth in energetic / so delicate as not to interfere with the pictorial swelling, and those are lost in the depressions of effect. An anatomical version of the Laocoon relaxation or deflection ; how some are thrust completes the series. forth by the subjacent muscles or bended bones, The translation is not free from some defects, and others prevented from rising under the surface whether philological or technical. Such a word by the aponeurotic confinements. In this manner as “méplat” to indicate a flattened surface is he treats face and head, trunk, arms, and lege; scarcely English ; and the English student may and then the whole is reïllustrated by a general be a little " tripped up” by an unusual use of anatomical version of the Laocoon. The descrip- terms—as in the distribution of the terms ischitions are at once plain and graphic, excellently um, innominatum, and ileum, in the pelvic, or as enabling the student to catch the characteristics they are here called, the “pelvian" bones ; a and identify the forms in their altering condition distribution not quite like to that which he has or posture. Many an amateur student will hail been accustomed in elementary works. Nor, with delight an account that makes clear to him however creditable some portions may be to the the anatomical structure and mechanism of the taste and intelligence of the English editor, is the Jiving figure through all its disguises of integu- additional matter sufficiently digested or matured ments and accidents. The obscurity bec mes to add to the value of the work. Nevertheless, translucent, the tangled confusion order, the per- Dr. Knox has done the greatest service to the plexity clear intelligence. Under this treatment, study of art in this country, by placing Dr. Fau's even the superficial anatomy of the scapular book within the reach of the English reader. region, that
pons asinorum” of the young artist, is made clear to the understanding. The Days when we had Tails on us. With 14 Col
The drawings of M. Léveillé are not less ored Illustrations. Dedicated to the Officers of admirable than the arrangement and writing of the the British Infantry. Newman & Co. author. First there are three prints, containing This facetious and amusing brochure will no doubt as many views, back, front, and side, of the male attain, if it has not done so already, the object defigure ; beside each figure is an outline diagram, sired by its author. With us, as with our Gallic showing the subjacent skeleton in the same arti- ' neighbors, “ le ridicule tue," and assumes frequently tude. Then there are views of the female figure, and follies, than the graver efforts of reason. We
a greater power to induce the amendment of errors back and front; beside her a child on a sort of could feel disposed to descant upon the inferences pedestal, and below the chill a diagram outline which might be deduced from the latter fact as sindisplaying the infantile skeleton. These are all gularly illustrating a prominent feature in the chardrawn with surpassing clearness, so as to display acter of the present day. To return, however, to the characteristics as they appear in common the author's lament on the lost “tails,” or, as a nature, without trivialities or confusing accidents. contemporary tersely calls it, “ the Shell Jacket The bones follow, in many prints; drawo with Nuisance;' that such a mandate as the circular so much delicacy and force as almost to supply been at all promulgated, cannot surprise ; seeing
| memorandum of the 30th June, 1818, should have the place of the real material bone in making out the antecedents which have at various times distinthe relation of parts, and surpassing the real bone guished the sagacity of those from whom such in clearness. The myology of the head, trunk, thoughts proceed. Indeed, it only confirmed us at and limbs, is exhibited in a variety of postures, the time in our long-entertained opinion, that the by many prints, in a double series of figures, side want of an intuitive genius for things military was by side: one figure shows the part (a limb, say)
a peculiar feature in our national character. We
see it in the dress of our soldiess, we see it in the as it appears in nature, with the bone delicately Barrack Square, in the pencils of our artists who traced as if it were seen through; the companion attempt the delineation of a military episode—and figure shows the limb with the skin and fatty “the Duke” has more than once alluded to such a integuments cleared away except at the edge, want in higher quarters. Doubtless, however, where a sectional view of the skin shows the rela- these things will amend progressively. We are as tion of the muscular outline to the living outline. yet only in the transition state in these matters, and The muscles are drawn with great delicacy, force, much time will be required with a people of our and tact, so as to combine natural aspect with peculiar constitution of thought, to accept the con
viction of the long-established imperfection of our perfeci clearness ; the shading lines fall into the notions. If these affected the length only of “ tail" inzin direction of the fibres ; the aponeurotic cove to our officers' jackets, they would yet be innocent, erings and tendons are represented by a light but they have importunately graver tendencies. surface, very analogous to their actual aspect, Some consolation appears, however, at hand for which is heightened in elict rather than carica- the late indignant curtailment. A rumor is abroad tured. The perfectness of the drawing is pre- singular innovation upon decency should be set
that her majesty has signified her wish that this served by a very skilful system of numbering the aside, and the blue frock again substituted. How parts, not on the surface but at the edge, with cheering this must be at the approaching season! direction-lines pointing to the part indicated, but I'. Service Magazine.
1. Bernard Barton's Life ani Letters,
529 2. Dr. Chalmers' Prelections,
531 3. The Bermudas,
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser,
533 4. Shirley; a Tale, by Currer Bell,
Eraniner, 5. Sporting Scenes in Nepaul,
United Service Magazine,
537 6. The Maiden and Married Life of Mary Powell, } Sharpe's Magazine
543 Art. VIII. 7. There and Back Again, Chaps. XIX-XXIII., 'Tait's Magazine,
5.16 8. Annalists of the Restoration -- Mr. Secretary | Dublin University Magazine,
556 Pepys, 9. A Haunted House,
563 10. Fau's Anatomy for Artists,
754 Poetry.- Devotion, 531.—“Jesus of Nazareth passeth by,” 536.— Impressions of Elon, 555. SHORT ARTICLES.-Feeding the Tiger ; The Shipping Interest, 5 12.-East of Europe; The
Florin, 513.-Leeway of Vessels ; Pére Ventura, 566.- American Beauty, 573.—Dress of
the British Army, 575. ILLUSTRATION.-Scenes from the Life of an Unprotected Female, from Punch, 567.
PROSPECTUS.- This work is conducted in the spirit of | now becomes every intelligent American to be informed Littell's Museum of Foreign Literature, (which was favor of the condition and changes of foreign countries. And ably received by the public for twenty years,) but as it is this not only because of their nearer connection with ourtwice as large, and appears so often, we not only give selves, but because the nations seem to be hastening, spirit and freshness to it by many things which were through a rapid process of change, to some new state of excluded by a month's delay, but while thus extending our things, which the merely political prophet cannot compute scope and gathering a greater and more attractive variety, or foresee. are able so to increase the solid and substantial part of Geographical Discoveries, the progress of Colonization, our literary, historical, and political harvest, as fully to (which is extending over the whole world,) and Voyages satisfy the wants of the American reader.
and Travels, will be favorite matter for our selections ; The elaborate and stately Essays of the Edinburgh, and, in general, we shall systematically and very fully Quarterly, and other Reviews; and Blackwood's noble acquaint our readers with the great department of Foreign criticisms on Poetry, his keen political Commentaries, atlairs, without entirely neglecting our own. highly wrought Tales, and vivid descriptions of rural and While we aspire to make the Living Age desirable to mountain Scenery ; and the contributions to Literature, all who wish to keep themselves informed of the rapid History, and Cominon Life, by the sagacious Spectator, progress of the movement--to Statesmen, Divines, Law. the sparkling Eraminer, the judicious Athenæum, the yers, and Physicians-to men of business and men of busy and industrious Literary Gazelle, the sensible and leisure it is still a stronger object to make it attractive comprehensive Britannia, the sober and respectable Chris- and useful to their wives and Children. We believe that tian Observer; these are intermixed with the Military we can thus do some good in our day and generation ; avd and Naval reminiscences of the United Service, and with hope to make the work indispensable in every well-inthe best articles of the Dublin University, New Monthly, formed family. We say indispensable, because in this Fraser's, Tait's, Ainsworth's, Hood's, and Sporting Mag- day of cheap literature it is not possible to guard against azines, and of Chambers' admirable Journal. We do not the influx of what is bad in taste and vicious in morals, consider it beneath our dignity to borrow wit and wisdom in any other way than by furnishing a sufficient supply from Punch; and, when we ihink it good enough, make of a healthy character. The mental and moral appetite use of the thunder of The Times. We shall increase our must be gratified. variety by importations from the continent of Europe, and We hope that, by "winnowing the wheat from the from the new growth of the British colonies.
chaff,” by providing abundantly for the imagination, and The steamship has brought Europe, Asia and Africa, by a large collection of Biography, Voyages and Travels, into our neighborhood; and will greatly multiply our con- History, and more solid matter, we may produce a work nections, as Merchants, Travellers, and Politicians, with which shall be popular, while at the same time it will all varts of the world ; so that much more than ever it aspire to raise the standard public taste.
LITTELL'S LIVING AGE.—No. 293.—29 DECEMBER, 1849.
From the Spectator. of French history; that is, had Francis been a MISS PARDOE'S FRANCIS THE FIRST. * better or a more prudent man, the character of the This work has a critical advantage over the do not mean that he could create or change a na
people would probably have been better also. We writer's Louis the Fourteenth, in its greater tional character-that is beyond a monarch's or wholeness. The materials have been beller di
even a poet's power.
But Francis was the type gested ; unity is consequently more closely pre- of the Frenchman ; unfortunately, with a leaning served ; and, in the maill, the reader has the true
to the worser side. His handsome and manly slilijeci and nothing else. As a merely amusing book, it is perhaps scarcely equal to its predeces-hibits the comeliness, the grace, the style of the
person, as preserved by the pencil of Titian, sor ; because the materials for piquant scandal and Gallic cavalier ; while the taste of the monarch or attractive gossip are far less rich, und Miss Pardoe the artist stopped short of that gaudiness in apparel is hardly equal to the true historical style. In a and that self-display which throw the air of the certain sense, 100, the subject lacks novelty. The theatre over the French gentilhomme. The galgreitl events in the first half of the sixteenth cen
lantry of Francis, his love of glory, his courage, tury, pregnant as they were with future conse carried to the verge of rashness and never directed quences, and the close connection which existed by prudence, appealed to the hearts of his subbetween the three remarkable monarchs then atjects ; for the king was what many of them were the head of European affairs, have rendered the in degree, and what all would wish to be. His reigns of Henry the Eighith, Francis the First, taste and munificence struck the fancy of a people and the Emperor Charles, more or less known to who possess an innate love for splendor ; his indifthe reader of either of them, from the manner in ference to cost set them a bad example; and, unwhich the interests and actions of each affected fortunately, that bad example hit them on a weak those of the others. Hume, in his history of
point. His patronage of literature and the arts llenry the Eighth, has traced the outline of the Hattered the vanity of his people, while it appealed French king's reign, with such a critical percep to their higher qualities. His generosity and contion of the essential points, and such felicitous fidence, albeit verging on the theatrical, captivated comprehension of narrative, that it is surprising
men who are always taken by a
coup,” whether how lille he has really left to be lold beyond the of state or stage. His occasional vengeance,
not filling up of the story. Robertson, in his Charles
so much for injury as for opposition, and the cruthe Filih, of necessity entered more fully into elty which developed itself in his religious perseFrench affairs; and, independently of French his-cutions, especially towards the close of his liso, tories, we have at least one life of Francis the when he hoped to propitiate God by torturing his First. These narratives, however, rather treat creatures, showed that if he had not the traits of of the monarch and his statesmen than the man the monkey, which Voltaire ascribed to his counand his favorites. Miss Pardoe aiins at combining trymen, he had some of the tiger. These personal all; and so far as plan and painstaking go, she qualities strongly developed were what enabled has not been unsuccessful. The drawback is, that Francis to preserve internal peace in France durthe first story has been told already, and there ing his reign, and overwhelm all opposition ; for does not exist enough of original materials at once
courage and capacity as great in degree, but of a trustworthy and graphic to enable the second to different kind, might have failed to overawe the be exhibited in the detailed manner which she has parliaments and burgesses, and to keep the still adopted, and which is probably best fitted for the unbroken feudal nobility loyal. Had his shining theme, unless it be handled in a way very different talents been checked and balanced by those of a from that of our modern lady historians.
more solid character-had he even been soinewhat It is an objection to an elaborate book of this touched by parsimony and hypocrisy—it would character, especially when partaking more of his- have been better for the nation, and probably for tory than memoirs, that the author is not altogeth- posterity. The expenses of his wars and of his er able to perceive the political philosophy of the court ruined the finances and impaired the wealth period, or its social and individual characteristics. and industry of France ; the example of his licenIn a political sense, Francis was really the first tiousness corrupted the morals of court and peoKing of France ; for although all the great fiefs ple; his religious persecutions roused the lurking or principalities were annexed to the crown before cruelty of his countrymen. He died in time, his succession, he was the first monarch who act: scarcely in time perhaps, to escape the direct conually ruled the French nation, and wielded its full sequences of his ambition, his vices, and his weakpower. His reign, too, was a great turning-point
nesses : he bequeathed to his successors and his * Reprinted by Lea & Blanchard. Philadelphia. country a century of civil and religious warfare ;