« AnteriorContinuar »
was a Greek, before that incarnation of every mouthful exceeds its physical which placed him as lecturer in the cola power, and that the accessory ideas have lege of Alexandria.
more influence on the likes and dislikes When any very well-known soul re of the palate, than the direct sensations turns upon the earth, it is easy to foresee occasioned by the thing applied, eating that it will shortly be surrounded by (q. e. d.) must be as well entitled as lauseveral of those souls who formerly ciie guage itself, to be studied. It is well operated with it: but the order of prt. that words should be individually eupho. sentation is often inverted.
nical; but it chiefly imports that the
excited ideas should delight and stiinu. La Mothe de Vayer was the first who late. It is well that food should be solemnly proposed to recognize cookery wholesome; but it chiefly signifies that as one of the fine arts; and under the it should beckon into the soul agreeable denomination of gastrology, to compile trains of thought, about its far-fetched learned quartos on the science of en- material, or its traditional preparation. hancing the physical and moral pleasures
SHIP-MONEY. of the palate.
Macrobius says (Saturnalia, lib.i. c.7) The ear, he contends, if given to man that the oldest money known in Italy for need, is employed for luxury; and we had, on one side, the head of Saturn, hold it honourable to listen to sweet and on the other side, a ship: whence music, or to fine oratory. The eye may came the phrase used in tossing up, Heads have been intended only to guard us or ships. Cum pueri denarios in sublime against a post; but who is content with juctantes Capita aut navia lusu teste veits necessary offices! For a fine pros- tustatis erclumunt. Surely it would bepect we laboriously climb a bill: for the come this nation to stamp some of its painter Schneider's inside view of a pan- coin with so apt an emblem of its comtry we gladly exchange our gold. mercial prosperity as a ship.
And shall an organ no less exquisitely It may however be suspected that these sensible than the ear and the eye, whose earliest coins known in Italy, were not percipiency gives to all the pleasures of made there, but in Egypt; and that the tasle iheir generic name, be less regarded figure called Saturn was the Egyptian god than they, less honoured, less philoso- Phthias, who was considered as the father phized about?
of all other gods, (Jablonski, lib. i. c. 2,) Some flavours are naturally pleasing, though finally neglected for his children. as of milk, honey, and grapes. 'Yet the On the altars of Phthas a splendid fiame highest relish of these foods evidently was kindled; and the original worshippers consists in the associated ideas which of Saturn are described by Macrobius, as they happen to excite, in the accessory employing a siinilar ritual. Aras Sa. iinaginary perceptions which accoinpany turnius, non mactando viros, sed uccensis them. Who likes milk in the country? luminibus ercolentes. Who does not enjoy it in the heart of London, when he can obtain a draught In the Annual Review, vol. vi. p. 380, fresh from the cow, foaming in the jug, the utility of novel-reading is thus des scattering its musky fragrance, and cal- fended: ling up before the fancy rural ideas of “ From the contemplation of fictitious green meadows, corn-clad hills, and distress, men must etlicaciously learn to smokeless air. Honey soon cloys; but feel for real suffering. Where no çirlet the honey be that of Hybla, fainous cumstances of disgust intercept the pity, in the classic page, and the Sicilian tra- and no restraints of prudence the beniveller will suck it up with delight. The ficence, a tendency is easily generated grape, which hardly ripens on our gar. to comuniserate and to relieve. And den-walls, is still a welcome dish at the this tendency, like the military exercises dessert; because it awakens so inany learnt on the parade, is the true basis of thoughts of inirth and grace derived from those practical efforts of philanthropy, Bacchanalian songs.
which, in the real warfare with human Some flavours are naturally displeasing, misery, constitute the noblest triumphs as of an oyster, or an olive; yet from of virtue." being tasted in the society of friendship, or rank, and mingled in our recollection Juan Gonzales de Mendoza, an Auwith the joys of life, they often become gustin friar of Castile, was appointed in exquisitely enticing.
1584 by the king of Spain, to be his ansNow if it be true that the moral power bassador in China. On his return, he
UTILITY OF NOVEL-READING.
EMBASSY TO CHINA.
drew up a History of the Chinese, and practice a masculine morality, and to inan account of his three visits to their dulge in promiscuous intercourse. Prie-to country. After this, be was rewarded ley infers from this principle, that men with the bishopric of Lipari, in Italy, by are to practice a feminine morality, aud the pape, and with those of Chapi and to have no sexual intercourse before Pepejall, by the king of Spain. This matrimony. embas y was radier a religious mission, Ouservation shows, that, of the adult protected by a civil character or titk, males between eighteen and twenty-five, ihan & poliucal delegation.
about nine-tenths practice promiscuous PRIESTLEY'S CONSIDERATIONS. intercouise: and that, of the adult feOne of your correspondents, vol. xxix. males between eigliteen and twenty-fivé, D 3-11, amounces the intention of re- about one-tenth practice promiscuous printing Priestley's Considerations for intercourse: and ibis in all countries, the like of Young Meir: in which case whatever the climate or the religion. several notes metaphysical and medical if, from the average conduct of thie will he requusiie, to correct the tendency species, may most securely be inferred of advice so inconsiderate.
the law of nature and of God, that is the Priestley, as welas lívizebue, assumes moral duty: it is exactly nine to one both the principle, that both sexes have like that do cebue is wrong, and that Priestrights, and like duties. Korzebue intersley is wrong, in the conduct wiich they from this principle, that women are to teachi.
[It is now about thirty-five years since Mus. displaying the beautiful corpse to his
Van Rutchell dies; and the singular mode friends and visi-ors. A second marriage, et ployed for the preservation of her body some years afterwards, is said to have ocby beer affectionate busband, occasioned the casioned some little family difference, on following Epitaph to be written by the which occasion a reference being made to Late sir George Baker. This gentleman's the deceased lady, it is supposed that it was classical attainments are so renownes, that found expedie-to remove the preserved whatever has been written by him, the body, which otherwise might have been in punlic will be eager to possess; and we be- existence in Mr. Van Butchell's parlour ac lieve this is the first time the lines now this day. It is unnecessary to comment princet, have been offered from the press. upon the elegance of the lacinity ; this It will be perhaps interesting to most per. will be duly appreciated by scholars of sons, and necessary for many, to have stited taste.] the accoun: of the preservation of Mr. Van
IN RELIQUIAS Butcheil's lady. On her death taking
MARIÆ VAN BUTCHELL, place, he applied to Dr. Hunter to exers his skill in preventing, if possible, the
Novo miraculo conservatas changea of form usual after the cessation Er a marito sila superstite of site. Accordingly the doctor, assisted Coltu geotidiano atturatas. by the late Mr. Cruickshank, injected.cine HC exsers turnuli jacet, blood vessels with a coloured fluid, so that Uxor Martini Vanburchell; the minute red vessels of the cheeks and Integra omnino et incorrupta : lips were filled, and exhibited their native Viri sui amantissimi hue; and the body, in general, having all Desiderium simul, et Jeliciæ; the cavities filled with antiseptic substances, Quam, gravi morbo vitiatam it remained perfectly tree from corruption, Consumptamque tandem longâ morte, or any unpleasant smell, or as if merely in
In hunc, quem cernis, nicorem, a state of sleep. But tu resemble the lo hanc speciem, et colorem, viventis, appearance of Life, glass eyes were also in
Ab indecora putredine vindicavit, serted. The corpse was then deposited in Frustra repugnante naturâ, a bed of thin paste of plaister of Paris, in Viregregius Gulielmus Hunterus; a box of sufficient dimensions, which sub- Artificii prius intentati sequentlycrystallised, and produced a plea. Inventor idem, ac perfector. sing effect. A curtain covered the glass
O fortunatum maritum! lid of the box, which could be withdrawn
Cui litet dies noctesque totas 2t pleasure, and which box being kept in
Tenerze assidere conjugi, the common parlour, Mr. Van Butchell had the satisfaction of retaining his de.
Nun fatis modo supirst.ti; parted wile for many years, t.equently Sed, quod mirabilius, MONTHLY MAG, No. 202.
Who, till his sister rules the hours, Habitiori,
I.oit'ring amid Love's rosy bow'rs, Venustiosi,
Each flow'r with ardent gaze inspects ; Solidæ magis, et mag's succipleræ,
And all admires, yet none selects :
But waits till she shall fix lier choice,
Envelop'd in the shades of night,
Wit, and convivial Mirth dance round,
And Harnjony's sweet songs resound;
Till 'whelm'd in bacchanalian roar,
Alas! her voice is heard no more : BEAUTIFUL GROUP OF ROSES, PUB- See jealous Clamour! Uproar wild! LISHED
NUMBER XXX OF HIS Where lately Peace, with Pleasure smild: « TEMPLE OF FLORA"
Th' affriglated nymph from carth is driv'n,
And fies, on trembling wings to Heav'n!
Pale Dian, peeping from the woods,
Eyes the bright goddess of the floods,
With half-averted looks askance ; The earth produc'd the queen of flow'rs ;
Asham'd to meet her wanton glance: Coëval, and congenial charms,
And shock'd, the plant of plants to see With the same living blush that warms
Consign'd to War and Revelry; Her mantling cheek, thy petal glows ;
An infant bud, with gentle hand Emblem of Venus, beauteous Rose,
She plucks, and there its leaves expand :
Behold, it feels her snowy breast ! The raptur'd gods her form survey'd, And like the spotless lily drest, Reclin'd beneath a myrtle's shade;
With chasten'd charms the flow 'ret blows, Whose boughs, of ever-during green,
Her virgin.type, the White-clad Rose..
Anon, with sylvan foliage bound,
Its stems her brow encircle round; Mix'd with the myrtle's polish'd leaves,
Yet, on that modest brow serene, Flora a gayer garland weaves ;
A glance from beauty's am'rous queen, Culled from thy blooming buds most fair,
Suffuses soft ics pallid face, To decorate her silken huir;
From whence the Maiden's Blusb we trace, It's glossy ringlets they entwine,
E’en, whilst her pearly buds absorb Yet humid from the sparkling brine; The silv'ry streams of Luna's orb; And, as the lovely locks they meet,
Oft Venus tempers from afar, To form a symbol more complete ;
Its cold beams with her glowing star;
And thus, tho' seeming to conteni,
And purity and love unite,
In motley streaks of red and white:
lis parti-coloured garb disclose.
Like her own simple wood-nymphs wild, Then bathes the sprigs with ruby drops, The huntress rears th' adopted child; Distilling from the nect'reous vine ;
It ornaments their verdant haunts, And bids them with its clusters twine : Amid the forest's tow'ring plants : Thus, thus we find the Damask Rose,
The cultur'd flow'r Diana chose, The ruddy flush of Bacchus shows.
Her Dryads wear the Rustic-Rose To seize the trophies of the bush,
Now, as the meek-eyed Moon retreats, Next, see the god of battles rusiai
Her brother's kindling glance she meets ; As from the trembling tree he tears
And from her argent buds bestows
New honours for his beav'nly brows;
Spangling his diadem of light;
Reflects Apollo's glorious blaze, While Phabus smiles upon the scene;
And drinks the spirit of his rays;
Terrestrial Terrestrial star! the Yellow Rose
Full oft in rural solitude, With Sol's own golden colour glows.
We've studied Wisdom's ways; Then, thus, the patron of the lyre:
Full oft the Muse together woo'd, • Blest Rose! thy charms the gods inspire !
In simple artless lays. And, mingled with the living bays,
But now those happy hours are past, Add lastre to their shining sprays !
No more to be enjoy'd; Sweet paragon of Flora's tribe,
The bud of genius, Death's rough blast Whose leaves empyreal tints imbibe ;
Has wither'd and destroy'd. Where'er my beams illume the clime,
Close at yon solemn yew-tree's root, Still fourish thro' the bounds of Time ;
In peace the poet sleeps ; And honour'd by th' immortals be,
Around his grave wild roses shoot,
And near, the willow weeps.
Nu sumptuous marble decks the green, Bids in one splendid group combin'd,
His praises to rehearse ; Thy varying offspring be entwin'd;
But on a rude-carv'd stone is seen, O Rose! in all thy divers hues,
This tributary verse : Exhaustless subject of the Muse;
Here, in the silence of the tomb,
A humble bard lies low,
His faults, his virtues, and his doom,
The last great day will show.
Reader, if Nature to thy breast,
A feeling heart ne'er gave,
Pass on ; but if with genius blest
Weep o'er " the poet's grave."
R. C. F. For contemplation fit. Forth from my humble cot I stray,
WITH ADDITIONAL STANZAS.
O! Thou, who lov'st Pindaan heights to
climb, Through trackless plains my steps to urge, Where, on a cypress tree, my harp is laid; To penetrate the grove,
Say, that I droop beneath the touch of Time, Ot by the riv'let's rushy verge,
That much I long for it's accustom'd aid. In thoughtful mood io rove.
I should be happy were my harp but here, Oft it's slow-vinding course I trace,
I'd hang with rapture o'er its simple Which leads where all must go,
frame; To the still church-yard, that sad place, O! leave for me the reliek of a tear, Where many a friend lies low,
Or fix upon its front its owner's fame. There, where it laves the sacred sod Speak to the winds, as o'er my harp they With gently murmuring noise,
steal, Full oft the "margent green" I've trod, To leave a kiss upon each silent string; And tasted tranquil joys.
Tell (if thou canst) the weight of woe I Beheld the Moun on silver car
feel; Slow riding thro' the night ;
How frowning winter follow'd smiling Have seen, with thought sublime, each star
spring. That lent its twinkling light.
O! tell my much-lov'd harp, with what Or with some much-lov'd friend convers'd,
delight, While swift the hours have fled,
With how much joy, I heard its simple Some friend who now is tuin'd to dust, And on wbose grave I tread.
But now 'tis gone for ever from my sight,
I soon shall die-I cannot live, alonc. But ah! by pale Diana's light,
Which now begins to beam;
Sweet Mary, on thy breast reclin'd,
And in that sigh delight to prove
The sweets of pure, unspotted love. In fashioning his form.
What, though no jewels deck thy hair, Not the eglantine, commonly so called, Thou’rt no less lovely, no less fair; that being the woodbine; but the resa eglane Affection reigns within thy breast, teria of Linorus.
And cells ine, I alone am blest.
Which from affection flow;
Thy Henry waits below.
Borne safe the foaming surge along,
High swellid his heart with glee ;
MONTHLY RETROSPECT OF THE FINE ARTS. The Use of all New Prinis, Communication of Articles of Intelligence, dc. ure.
requested under COVER to the Cure of the Publisher. Exhibition of.
an extensive View of Hyde Park " the scale of." half as many miles. on a Sunday, and a Collection of orber Pictures, But to the works :-No. 1, is Venus and painted by A. DUBOST, at No. 65, Pull
Diana ; ill-elrawn, unnaturally coloured, Mall.
and affected in the extreine.
2. The fa. ATARAcirements ahiples bibccilan birga
mous View of Hyde Park, above-mention. advertisements amply circulated, ed, to say the best ofjt, is as perfect a piece and which stated the principal picture of quackery as ever was imposed un ihe (the View of Hyde Park) to be “ painted good-nature of Jolum Bull. There are not on a scale of 200 feet, we were led to only portraits and equipages, ail named visit it; although the admission (half-it. and to be found in the catalogue, but as crown, and catalogue 6d.) appeared ra- many more to be introduced as any subther out of the bounds of modesty. Yet, scriber to a print from it may wish. 3. judge of the surprise that affec. ed every · Beauxy and the Ovast. A vile caricatore one who were witnesses to the egregious on a inost amiable lady, whose family ton" and onblushing imposition that was prac. liberally encouraged the ungrateful carie tised on the public by this Gallic adven- caturist, and for which he deserved neturcr. The picture of Hyde Park, rea- thing so much as a kicking. der, was only 5 feet and a half in length, Really, to detail the rest of the miserand the whole-length portraits of the able trash that bung round the room, principal personages and their equipages but which shmes in description in his little more than an inci in length. It is catalogue, would be trifling with our painful to dwell on such circumstances readers' feelings and patience. Suffice it that serve co deter a geirerous public to say, that any one to view such drawfrom patronizing arts and artists: buting, such composition, (pardon the prossuch an impudent shameless imposture titution of the term), and such-every never was before practised, and deserves thing that was there seen, roust draw the to be placed on record. When the first conclusion that Dubost himself, in tlic burst of surprise was over at the impo- preface to liis catalogue, says has been; sition, the rest of the “other pictures that Damocles, and any thing here exhipainted by A. Dubost' were examined, bited, could not bave been the produchoping that their merit would compen- tion of the same hand. And however sate for the deficiency in size of the other. moderate the abilities required in draw. But, oh! Shame, where is thy blush? The ing, to be admitted a candidate for a collection was the most imbecile, trilling, student's ticket in our Royal Acade:ny and impudent drivellings of the pencil, are, yet even this trifling honour would thatever were imposed on the public eye; be refused to any boy who drew no betand verily, if Dubust had been summoned ter than the works here shewn as the before a court of requests for obtaining produciion of Dubost by himseif. money under false pretences by any of In an introduction to his catalogue, those who were thus imposed upon by. Mr. Dubost has cost such aspersions on this ungrateful Frenchman, he must have Briti-b artists, and their patrons, that it been driven with contempt from the would be a reflection on the vational
A man in the rooi, who ex- character to suffer them to go unanswerhibited and explained the pictures, and ed. Ile says, that “ many arts have who called himsell the friend of Dubost, been used by envy and malignity to oh. said in explanation, the base of the pic- struct bis progress, and depress his cha. ture represented 200 feet, and that if the racter as an artist.” He again a-serts, height of one of the figures were taken, as that “ when Mr. Dubost came first 10 a scale of o fect, and tried along, it would this country froin Paris, the praise which prove it!!! Át this rate, many a ni. his picture of Damocles had obtained for biature drawing at Spring Gardens was him in that city, bad travelled with him