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many of the scenes that is quite delightful ; || not felt his heart enchained, his
eyes o'erthough, as grey-bearded critics, we cannot || flow? Such precisely is the effect produced but pronounce that, here and there, an air by a perusal of Jeannie Halliday. We wish of freedom presents itself which we cannot not to offer higher praise. My Chamber quite approve.
in the Old House of Huntercombe, the “ Vivian Grey,” in two volumes, is ano- fourth sketch, forming an introduction to ther lively effort, emanating apparently the fifth, and longest story, excites an infrom the world of fashion. Its general tone terest in the reader, from its simplicity and is satirical; and it contains a considerable quietness of manner-in fact, from its fideportion of light, innocent scandal, relieved,lity to nature. The writer states that it is now and then, by effective touches of sen- a little memorial of real incidents which timent and feeling.
occurred to her at the fine old mansion of “ Continental Adventures, a Novel, in Huntercombe, once attached to the Abbey three volumes,” said to be by the fair of Burnham, in the midst of a dear, doauthor of “ Rome in the Nineteenth Cen- | mestic circle, such as she has described. tury,” is a most agreeable compound of The Pilgrimage of Berenice, a Record of fact and fiction, of real scenes and adven- | Burnham Abbey, which occupies the whole tures with characters created by the ima- || of the second volume and we wish it had gination. It is written in the piquant spirit occupied a third—is avowedly a fiction. of an animated, well-informed tourist, rich || Its wildness of Asiatic manners contrasts in fancy, graphic in description.
forcibly with the home pathos of Jeannie The announcement of a new work from || Halliday, the effect of each being materially the pen of either of the Misses Porter, is heightened by the contrast. Though the at all times hailed with genuine satisfac- || whole is an effort of the imagination, we tion by the reading world; in super-ad- are led to suppose, from the vividness of dition to the charm of an interesting fiction, its scenery, and the apparent truth of its they have been long taught to expect depth | general descriptions, that the writer must of feeling, purity of sentiment, and force of have rendered herself familiar with such moral. We have now two volumes, the subjects, through information afforded by joint production of the fair sisters—“ Tales | her travelled and enlightened brother, Sir Round a Winter Hearth, by Jane and Anna Robert Ker Porter. If we err not, Miss Maria Porter.” The first and second of Jane Porter is the author of this piece.the five pieces which these volumes em- To recommend these volumes to general brace, were, we are informed, “ related to attention, would be, on our part, a work of the writer by a lady of high rank, distinguish- supererogation. ed for many accomplishments.” The inci- The professed object of what are termdents of the first-Glenrowan, a Scottish || ed“ The Stanley Tales, Original and Select, Tradition, connected with the struggles of chiefly collected by the late Ambrose Martin, the unfortunate Prince Charles Edward | of Stanley Priory, Teesdale,” the first Part Stuart to recover the crown of his ances- of which has reached us, is to form a selectors—were warranted by the narrator tion of amusing and interesting tales, in facts known to one of her own family." monthly parts, interspersed with originals, The second, entitled-Lord Howth, an and translations from the most popular Irish Legend-partakes of the character of German writers. No. I. contains ten tales : a fairy tale; yet it excites an affecting in- || The Horn Book, from the German of terest, and is spoken of as a tradition still | H. P. Pratzel;—Bathmendi, a Persian Tale, religiously believed in Ireland. The third the moral of which teaches us to seek hap-Jeannie Halliday, a Tale of our own | piness within ourselves, rather than abroad; Times-dates its origin from events of re- |--Pepopukin in Corsica, in which a discent occurrence. This sweet and touching agreeable suitor is got rid of by inspiring story, which we suspect to be the produc- him with a ridiculous dread of vampires ;tion of Miss Anna Maria Porter, forcibly | The Possessed One, the point of which, reminds the reader of that delightful ballad, we confess, we do not comprehend ;—The Auld Robin Gray; and who that has ever Bear Hunt, from the German of Wyss ;heard Miss Stephens sing that ballad has | The Maid of the Inn;- The Baron D’Ap
preville; – The Bohemian ; - Jabia and kerish and Wordsworthian affectation of Meimoune, a Turkish Tale;—and The simplicity which it occasionally betrays. Spectre Unmasked. Of these the greater Of course we cannot urge the same obnumber are of a humorous nature. The jection against “ A Seleciion of Popular work is neatly printed; and should its suc- National Airs, the Words by Thomas ceeding numbers possess equal merit with Moore ; with Symphonies and Accompanithe present, it cannot fail of succcess. ments by H. R. Bishop, No. V.” Mr.
A small and neatly-printed volume, en-Moore, we all know, is quite at home in titled Field Flowers; being a Collection of these things. Fugitive and other Poems,” by the author Where are the visions that round me once of “Odes,” “ Portland Isle,” &c., claims
hover'd, our favourable notice. The greater num- Forms that had grace in their shadows alone; ber of these poems have already been pub-Looks, fresh as light from a star just ciscover'd, lished in different periodicals; and many of
And voices that music might take for her
own? them—The Glen of Invermorristone, The Betrothed, Lines written at Bordeaux, The Time, while I spoke, with his wings resting Dream of Endymion, &c.—have enriched the pages of LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE. Per
Heard me say,
“ Where are those visions, haps we may be accused of undue partiality
oh, where?” in preferring the latter to any of the other | And, pointing his wand to the sunset before poems in the collection; all of which, how
Said, with a voice like the hollow wind, ever, possess considerable poetic beauty.
“ There!" Our limits admit but of one extract
Memory”—which we select, not as the Fondly I look’d, when the wizard had spoken, best, but as one of the shortest in the
On to the dim shining ruins of day; volume :
And there, in that light, like a talisman broken,
Saw the bright fragments of Hope melt 'Tis sweet beneath the moon's pale light,
away. Too late for day yet hardly night,To muse on parted hours so bright; “Oh! lend me thy wings, Time,” I hastily The hazle-grove,
utter'd, Or summer meads with flowrets dight, Impatient to catch the last glimmer that And those we love.
shone! Hope may with brighter sun-beams shine, But scarcely again had the dark wizard flutter'd Hope may a fairer wreath entwine,
His wing o'er my head, ere the light all was But, oh! be Memory's pleasures mine,
gone. Unfading flowers;
We notice with much pleasure For what on earth so half-divine
Little Villager's Verse Book, (of only 32 As her green bowers !
pages] by the Rev. W. L. Bowles.” It is a Hope's buds may blighted be by frost, Hope's young bark may be tempest-tost,
pretty gift of twenty-eight poetical flowers
for the children of the poor and even of Her every distant promise crost
the rich. Mr. Bowles, notwithstanding the By wayward Fate; But Memory's joys can ne'er be lost
nonsensical and ill-tempered contest into Though of far date.
which he has been led, with Roscoe and Hope's pictured sailing far away,
others, we believe to be, as these verses Where fays and fairies sport and play, presumptively shew, a truly pious and Mid regions of empyrean day,
amiable man. One specimen, entitled StarOn pinions fleet;
light Frost, we offer to the reader :But Memory ever loves to stray
The stars are shining over head,
In the clear frosty night-
Solitary Hours, by the Authoress of show As countless and as bright. we detest this word-a kin to writer-ess, For brief the time, and small the space, glover-ess, Draper-ess!] of Ellen Fitz
That e'en the proudest have, Arthur." Our only objection to this
Ere they conclude their various race charmingly-variegated wreath is the qua- In silence and the grave.
But the pure soul from dust shall rise, We hardly know how to characterize
“Felix Farley: Rhymes, Latin and EngWhen the last trump shall rend the skies, | lish, by Themaninthemoon.” To us, this And all the stars shall fade !
little volume, which is illustrated by some A very thin volume of“ Poems, by Mary pictorial sketches from the pencil of a Bris| Jones, daughter of the lute H.J. Pye, Esq., tol artist, has proved very amusing; and, formerly M.P. for the County of Berks, and that it excites great local interest, we can afterwards Poet-Laureat to his Majesty readily imagine. The author, though ocGeorge the Third,” would be entitled to a casionally a little coarse, is lively, humopassing notice in LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE, rous, and satirical. That he is an ardent were it only as a tribute to the memory of lover of native and contemporary talent, is one-a gentleman, a scholar, and a magis- | evident from the following brief excerpts, trate—formerly well known, and univer- which will also serve to display his style of sally respected, in the literary and polite versification. The first of them shews, world. To promote the sale of this un- too, that he has no mean taste in the fine pretending little book would, we appre- || arts :hend, be rendering a service to the daugh- Bristol has lent full many a name ter of the man who wrote the best poem
in To fill th' "obstreperous trump of fame." the English language, upon the first of Eng- Sir Thomas LAWRENCE, President land's heroes, Alfred the Great. One brief
Of the R. A.'s pre-eminent; specimen of Mrs. Jones' talent, addressed In genius vigorous, yet refin'd, To Hope,” is all that we can find room
Noble in art, yet more in mindfor.
Sweet-temper’d, gifted Lawrence, great,
In singleness of heart innate;
And gorgeous TURNER, apt to waste
E'er cease, that such a star is set ? Dipp'd in bright tints, some distant bliss pour- Now, for his name must still be dear, tray ;
Ye citizens be proud to cheer
Shall quench the fire, for come it must, Nor cloud the present sunshine of my breast. And thou shalt rise with honour'd dust; With Sir Walter Scott as her model,
When old Mortality shall split
Thy pen, yet leave what thou hast writ, both in the construction of her fable and And with his horrid scythe complete the measure of her verse, Agnes Strick
A wood-cut for thy final sheet; land has succeeded in producing a little (Unsparing e'en such work as thine is) volume of considerable merit and interest, And shall engrave the fatal-Finis, under the title of “ Worcester Field, or Then SOUTHEY, not till then, thy praise the Cavalier; a Poem in Four Cantos, with Thy fellow-citizens shall raise ; Historical Notes." Interwoven with the
In marble line thy name embost occurrences of that eventful day, Septem
Perhaps ?-if thou bequeath the cost. ber 3, 1651, is a domestic tale of much “ Conversations on the Evidences of Chris. pathos. The verse is easy and flowing, oc- tianity, in which the leading Arguments of the casionally nervous and spirited; the notesbest Authors are arranged, developed, and are well selected; and, altogether, we find connected with each other, for the Use of before us a work of much promise. We Young Persons and Theological Students,". regret our want of room for extracts. form a volume which, for neatness and No. 19.-Vol. IV.
perspicuity of style, for soundness of doc- || shall not make the lady your governess, but my trine and force of reasoning, we can very
own wife.-I am, &c. safely recommend.
This volume is deserving of attention. “ A Word in Favour of Female Schools We can find room this month for the -meaning, as we conjectured when we notice of only one other publication. That read the title, a word in favour of schools
an instrument has been invented for exfor females—is a little volume, the produc-tracting teeth with greater ease and more tion of a lady, who represents herself to certainty than that operation could forhave sustained the honourable office of merly be performed, and that important school-mistress for the last thirty years. | improvements have been made in the mode That the opinion of a person so circum- of fixing artificial teeth, are points of inforstanced is in favour of schools-in favour mation that will interest our readers. A of public rather than of private education brochure has been handed to us with the for girls—there can be little doubt. The title—“A Description of the New Patent subject has been so often, and so ably dis- | Instrument for Extracting Teeth ; also of a cussed, that it would be unnecessary for us
Patent Method of Fixing Artificial Teeth ; to enter upon the question here, even if | by J. P. De La Fons, Surgeon Dentist.” we had the inclination. On this point, as Without the accompanying diagrams, it upon many others, much, we conceive, // would not be practicable, even if our space must depend upon circumstances: what allowed, to convey a clear idea of the may be preferable in one case, may not be patent forceps, which, the inventor states, preferable in another. The difficulty of " is so constructed as to form a combinaobtaining a governess competent to per-|tion of the instruments now in use, divested form all that some people expect, is very of their defects, while their best qualities fairly shewn in the following letter, written are greatly improved." Amongst its ad
. by a lady to her brother, and its answer.
vantages are these :-it extracts a tooth in My Dear Brother,--I am in great distress
one operation, as it retains its hold when for want of a governess for my daughters. As
the tooth is loosened, which the key inyou go so much into the world, and see so great
strument does not; it is a substitute for, a variety of people, perhaps it may be in your and, we are told, it will totally supersede power to assist me. As we are out of the that very dangerous instrument called a reach of masters, I require a person who is a | punch, for extracting stumps; it is safer, perfect mistress of music, drawing, dancing, takes effect with more certainty, in much geography, writing, arithmetic, and French. || less time, and consequently with comparaShe must not only understand French gram- | tive ease to the patient; and, in cases matically, but must be able to speak it correctly || where the texture of the tooth, from its and elegantly. A knowledge of Italian would || proximity to the decayed part, is too delibe a great recommendation. Other essentials it is almost unnecessary to mention; for, of fresh hold can be taken, by slipping it lower,
cate to allow of its complete removal, a course, she must be a gentlewoman in her man
instantaneously, and so as not to be perners, well-read, well-principled, and very good
ceived by the patient. tempered, fond of children, and not objecting to retirement; for we see very little company,
The principle of the other invention of and Mr. and myself like to have our
Mr. De La Fons, respecting the fixing of evening to ourselves. I wish her to be about | artificial teeth, consists, in carrying the twenty-five. The salary is &c.
fastenings to the hinder parts of the jaw,
and fixing them upon the strong-rooted The answer ran as follows:
double teeth. To comprehend this prinMy Dear Sister,— I have received your let- || ciple, an inspection of the diagrams is reter, and should be very glad to render you any assistance in my power. In the present case, || Mr. De La Fons, being made to the back
quisite. “ By the fastenings," observes however, I cannot give you any hopes of being serviceable to you: for many years I have been teeth, the teeth to be fixed are infinitely looking out for exactly such a woman as you
more secure, the whole being by this medescribe-hitherto wholly in vain. I shall con
thod transferred from single-rooted, to two tinue my search ; but should I be so fortunate and three-fanged teeth,” Mr. De La Fons us to succeed, I must frankly tell you, that I || further observes
Many are prevented from having the trifling alterations, as an old operatic acloss of teeth supplied, by an idea of the quaintance.—No. 7,
“ Lilla's a Lady,” necessity of the intervening teeth and adapted to a German air, is the most oristumps being removed; and in numerous ginal and characteristic in the collection.instances are persuaded, in an unlucky “ Oh do not chide me,” an Indian song moment, to submit to the extraction of a and chorus, is pleasing, but does not possound tooth, which, with good management, sess much originality. Of these airs, four would have proved of the utmost service in are harmonized by Mr. Rawlings, with very support of the artificial ones. Independently good judgment; and on the whole the Songs of the additional expense occasioned by in- | to Rosa leave us nothing to wish for, except, creasing the defect, this objection, it will perhaps, a few melodies of a more original be immediately seen, will be completely character, which may dwell on the memory obviated by the improved method of con
when the sound has passed away. structing the fastenings.” This tract ap
“ Sacred Melodies," No. 1, arranged with pears to be highly deserving the attention Symphonies and Accompaniments, by of those who, afflicted with carious teeth, W. Fitzpatrick ; the Poetry by J. Belmay be desirous of having them extracted; lamy, Esq.-Cramer, Addison, and Beale. and also of those who, for purposes of These two collections of melodies are in comfort or of beauty, may wish to enjoy such very different styles, that it is scarcely the advantages afforded by well-fixed arti- | possible, were it desirable, to form an estificial teeth,
mate of their respective merits. We believe
Mr. Fitzpatrick is indebted to Webbe's NEW MUSIC.
Catholic Church music for most of the airs Songs to Rosa.” The Poctry by T. H. Bay- / of this number ; but he has taken such ley, Esg. The Symphonics and Accompa- liberties with some of them, in adapting niments by T. A. Rawlings.-Goulding, them to the poetry, as almost to make D’Almaine, and Co.
them his own. The symphonies and accomThe airs in this volume are all of them | paniments are entirely original (as the serpretty, a few even highly beautiful; and vices have only a bass, and that sometimes when relieved and set off by Mr. Rawlings' || a poor one), and are highly beautiful. If accompaniments, which are executed in a were to draw a comparison between most masterly, elegant manner, constitute | this composer and Mr. Rawlings, from the as sweet a little volume of ephemeral music works before us, we should consider the as we could wish to see. getting former as possessing the greater share of up” of the work is decidedly superior in genius, the latter the more refined taste, execution to any thing of the kind. This These pieces are in a variety of styles : is a subject of minor consideration; yet, to we prefer two—“ Ill-fated Babylon," and some of our fair readers, a beautiful title * Daughter of Sion.” The first is finely and embellishments, and extra boards, are adapted to striking words. The introducsometimes an attraction. Perhaps one of tory symphony, by-the-bye, though we conthe most pleasing melodies in the volume | fess its science and beauty, is enough to is an original air by the poet (Mr. Bayley), || appal every amateur, by its immense conNo. 4. Mr. Rawlings bas also an original- || gregation of sharps and flats. The second
The Evergreen Leaf”-in which he has air is in the style of Moore's trio, “ Sound not been so successful, though it is a more the loud Timbrel” and would arrange for laboured composition ; and Mr. Mazzinghi three voices with particularly good effect. has an original, every note of which is bor- || The accompaniment to the second verse rowed, either from his former compositions is a peculiarly fine specimen of harmonior elsewhere. An air, No. 2, by Mr. Whit- || zation. more, is rather heavy. No. 3, an air from “ The Lilac and the Rose," by W. FitzNina, is elegant. “ When the Bee from patrick.-Eavestaff. the Roses"-light and pretty: crossing the Sweet falls the Eve on Craigie Burns,” by hands, in the accompaniment, produces an Do. -Do. odd effect.-No. 6, a French air, “ Beauty The poetry of these two songs is poor and Love,” we recognize, with some very || Burns's, and, being in the Scottish diaiect,