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thod be made public for the general Zealand, a man named Rona, who was benefit.

going for some water one very dark night,

for neither moon nor stars were then to NEW ZEALAND,

be seen. He accidentally hurt his foot. Several natives of the South Sea While in this situation, and so lame as to islands bave lately visited England, be unable to return home, the moon having been brought by different mer- came suddenly upon hitn. Rona Jaid chant-vessels, in which they engage i hold of a tree to save bimself, but in vain; themselves as conimon sailors. Among for the rioon carried both bim and the these is Duaterra, nephew to Tippibee, tree away, and they are still to be seen a chief of New Zealand, and son-in-lasý there to this day. The belief of the fol. of another chief named Wanakee. He lowing tradition, by which the faculty of is a very intelligent young nian, only speech at some foriner period is assigned twenty-two years of age, possessing a to tlie serpent, may perhaps prove favor. inost amiable temper, considerable na- able to the introduction among them of tural abilities, and an ardent thirst of the Mosaic account of the fall of man. knowledge. His only object, as he said, The sharks wanted to leave the sea, and for leaving his native country was to see to live on shore; the serpent would not King George. For this purpose be en- allow them, and said, that if they tered on board the Santa Anna, belong. attempted to come on shore, they would ing to Port Jackson, which touched at be eaten by inen; the sharks answered; New Zealand, on her way to some of the they should be as safe there as the sera South Sea islauds, on a sealing voyage, pent: the latter replied, that he had a in the course of which he was exposed to hole in the ground where he concealed many dangers, hardships, and toils. As himself from inen; that they would not a reward for these, Duaterra expected on eat him, for if he only shewed his head, his arrival in the Tharnes to see the King, they were afraid and ran away; whereas, but was unfortunately disappointed. The the shark had no place on the land in captain kept him nearly the whole tiine which he could be safe. He therefore he was in England on board the ship at compelled him to return to the sea, tel. work, till she was discbarged; and on the ling him, at the same time, that mea 5th of August last, sent him on board the would catch him there with their hooks, Ann, which sailed almost immediately for if he did not take care.—The chiefs musPortsmouth. Duaterra was much con- ter all their men, at particular seasons of cerned at being compelled to return, the year, the great muster being made without accomplishing the object of his after the potatoe harvest. The ground yoyage, for which, he observed, his coun. from which the potatoes have been lately trymen would find great fault with him. dug, is cleared of the stems and weeds, It is certainly a circumstance much to be and then levelled. Here they all assem regretted, that this young inan, who by ble, men, women, and children. The birth and marriage is related to eleven men are drawn up in ranks, five, six, or out of the thirteen chiefs of New Zea- seven deep, according to the direction of land, should have lost the only reward the chief. One of the principal officers, or which he expected for two years hard rangateedas, muster them, not hy calling toil as a common sailor, without wages, over their names, but hy passing in front or other remuneration than clothing and of their ranks, and telling their numbers, provision. Duaterra, during his resie when he places a rangateeda at the head dence in this country, related certain of every hundred men. The women and particulars respecting the traditions and children, like those of the Israelites of manners of those remote islanders, which old, are never mustered. After this cenopen a field for curious speculation. In sus, their holidays begin, when they regard to the creation of man, he reports, spend several days and nights in feasting, ibąt the New Zealanders have been dancing, and performing their religious taught from time immemorial, by their cereinonies. The chiefs never join in priests and fathers, to believe that three the amusements, but only look on, and gods made the first man. The general give directions. The common mode of terin for bone is eve; and they univer- salutation between two persons ia, to sally believe that the first woman was bring their noses into contact with each made of an eve, or bune, taken from the other; and Duaterra declared, that when side of the first man. The fable of the he left New Zealand, so many came to Man in the Moon is likewise an ancient see him previous to embarkation, his tradition among these people. There nose was sore with rubbing against the was, (say they) a long time ago, in New noses of his friends,



An Introduction to the Art of Playing on ibe Piano, formation, and certainly very dull in its
furie, wiib an Appendir, containing Technical effect.
Terms, and a few Exercises, by G. E. Williams.
Ios. 6.

Second Pelit Passe-Temps, i la Militaire, før

ibe Pianoforte. Per L. Von Escb. 20.64. THIS didactic publication is in two

This piece cousists of four movements; parts. The first treats of the chą. racters; the second contains examples the first is a march, the second a masa and exercises, followed by an appendix tuso in common time, the third a mode. of technical terms, with their explana- rato in common time, and the fourth

an tions.

allegretto in common time: but thooah The author, in his prefatory remarks, the inovements are all conceived in the informs us that the present work owes its same measure, they are so happily die birth to the necessity he has constantly versihed in their style, that none of their felt, in a long course of practice, of a si respective merits are lost on the ear; milar assistance to the master: that taking neither satiety nor monotong results from the advantage of preceding authors, le the uniform division of the ideas, not, has not only adopted their improvements

, indeed, is that uniformity any way sensibut superadded 'others of his own; and bly felt. their great utility in his private circle of “ The Rose tbat weeps will Moraing. Daa;" instruction, now induces him to make sung by Mr. Bartleman, set to Music by Geerge them public.

Nicks. Is. 60. This is Mr. Williams's apology for in- Mr. Nicks has taken the words of the truding his work upon the musical world. present song from Mrs. Radcliffe's RoThe apology is common with theoretical mance of the Forest. The simplicity and authors, but the manner in which Mr. easy flow of the inelody please us much. Williams has executed his intention of The poetry is natural and unaffected, and assisting the teacher, and benefiting the the music is analogous and expressive. pupil, is by no means so. The clear and

Paddy Carey's Fortune, or Irish Premation ;" regular order in which he has laid down

a fuvourite comic Song, sung by Mr. Webb, at bis elementary rules, the fullness and ibe Tbeatre Royal, Covent Garden, written by perspicuity displayed in the explanatory Mr. Cberry, composed by J. Wbitaker. Is. 62. obscrvations, and the judicious examples Mr. Whitaker has thrown much of the and progressive exercises, give a superior pis comica into the music of this song, rank to the work, and justify us in saying and as much of the genuine cast of Irish that it merits the particular attention melody as can, perhaps, in reason be exboth of masters and of scholars, and pected from an English composer, lo does the greatest credit to Mr. Williams's this style of vocal composition, its merits qualifications as a professional teacher. are certainly prominent. "Les Plaisirs de l'Esperancer;" a Divertimento for " Blythe were the Hours ;" a favourite Song, sung

tbe Piano-furie. Composed and dedicated to Miss by Mrs. Asbe, at the Bath Concerts, composed by Ingram, by . Gildon. 2s.

Mr. Rauzzini, ibę words by William Bennet, This pleasing exercise for the pianoforte consists of three movements. They

This ballad commences with a false are at once excellent in themselves, and accent in the melody: the general cast judiciously dispostd. . The concluding of which is, however, by no means unroudo, in six quavers, preslo à la ballet, worthy of the taste and imagination of the is particularly attractive in its subject, late ingenious composer; nor will the proconceived with taste, and conducted duction, though a trifle, pass unnoticed wich judgment.

by the lovers of simple ballad music. “ Ob ! come, Ob! come, nay Fair One;" a favourite Dr. Haydn's celebrated Air and Cheras " Song, with an Accompaniment for tbé Piano

created World," from The Creation; adapted for furie. Composed by William Slapp. 1s.

two performers on the Piane-forte, with an Ace To deny this little song a moderate companiment for a Flule or Violin and Visionçal, portion of merit would be unjust--to

by I. Mazzingbi, esg. 4f. allow it any thing more would be exceed. Mr. Mazzinghu's disposition of the ing its deserts. The melody is connected parts of this chorus in the arrangement and easy, but coinmonoplace, and the he has here made of it, will make every accompaniment wholly consists of an ob- admirer of piano-forte duets glad that vious arpeggio, not always of the best he has undertaken the task. The ge


esq. Is. 64,

In this song

neral effect has been happily consulted, frequently demanded our commendation, and every bar exhibits the hand of a Both the movements are good in their mnaster.

kind, and the style of the romance is " Fate gave the Word;" , Ballad, composed and particularly calculated to introduce the

dedicated to Mrs. Harrison, by T. Heigb. 2s.6d, rondo with advantage.

The melody of this ballad, the poetry All bail ta tbe enlivening Morn;" a favourite of which is from Burns, though not of the

Song, composed by T. Tbompson, Organist of first excellence,contains some pleasing and

Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Js. appropriate passages; and will, we doubt

we cannot find any pot, gratify the taste of many hearers. prominent traits of original fancy, or Mr. Haigh, however, will allow us to striking evidences of a cultivated judg. notice the false accent with which the ment: mediocrity is the word dat best song opens. The word fate should not applies to the composition, whether lookhave been given to a leading note, but to ing to the air or the combination. the first crotchet of a bar. The author's

Adieu to the Cottage;" a Ballad, composed for sense is not “ Fate gave the word,” but The Voice and Piano-forte, or Harp; also arFate gave the word.”

ranged for tbe Harp, Lute, or Lyre, by Jobu

Parry, Editor of the IV elsb Melodies. 1s. 6d. Le Retour de Cambridge; Romance and Rondo for the Piano-forte, composed and dedicated 10 Miss

“ Adieu to the Cottage" is a very pleaDay, by J. Gildon.

sing little song. The melody is as simple Mr. Gildon, in this little production, as appropriate, and conveys the sentihas displayed much of that talent for ment of the poetry with truth and force, piano-forte composition which has already

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REPORT OF DISEASES, Under the Care of the late Senior Physician of the Finsbury Dispensary, from the

20th of November to the 20th of December, 1810. THE Reporter has recently met with conie an old remedy, it ceases to be

several instances of the proper in- so powerful a one. Of the Peruvian terinittent fever, During a period of bark, however, we may still, without pearly nine years of attendance as Phy- trespassing upon truth, speak in very high sician upon one of the most extensive terms, although not as an infallible specimedical charities in the metropolis, the fic. Protracted experience seldom fails writer of this article does not recollect a to throw a dash of ditfidence into the single instance of this modification of composition of our opinions.* disease in which he could not trace its Decided and dreadful as the indica. origin to some of the marshy counties of tions of fever generally are in its advance the Island; so invariably do the effluvia ed and established form, its symptoms froin a particular sort of soil operate as are at other times so faintly marked, as a cause of a particular species of fever. to be scarcely distinguishable by a superThe more recent instances of ague which ficial observer, from the condition of ordi. be has met with, form no exceptions to nary health. The whole of life is, indeed, this general observation. The Reporter with some, a state of fever. has found arsenic, in the form of Fowler's The Reporter has lately had an opporSolution, to be more uniformly and expeditiously successful in this complaint, than the much and justly celebrated

When Sir John Tabor went to Versailles cinchona. The reputation of the Peru

to try the effects of the bark upon Louis the vian bark has been in a certain degree been long ill of an intermittene fever; the

Fourteenth's only son, the Dauphin, who had impaired by a continuance of its use. liis remarkable, that a medicine, at its physicians who were about the prince, did first introduction into practice, has often not choose to permit hiin to prescribe to their

royal patient till they had put to him some been attended with more signal success

medical questions : amongst others, they ask. than at any subsequent period of its e!!e ed him to define what an intermittent fever ployment; iis efficacy, as well as its was. He-replied, “Gentlemen, it is a disfame, seems, as if it wore away af- ease which I can cure, and which you canjer a length of time; when it has be. Rut,"

tunity tunity of seeing a case of unsightly and ger of ultimately sinking under the weight unwieldy corpulence, which appeared of abdominal oppression : gradually to have accumulated in conse

ille horridus alter quence of gross feeding, connected with Desidia, latamque trahens inglorius alyum, a life of sluggish inactivity: from an igo

J. Rein. noble indulgence in habits of repletion Grenville-street, Brunswick-square, and repose, this patient appears in dan- December 26, 1810.

MONTHLY RETROSPECT OF THE FINE ARTS. The Use of all New Prints, Communications of Articles of Intelligence, &c. art

requested under Cover to the Care of the Publisher. The British Gallery of Engravings, with some Fast in each hand their venomed jaws hc Account of each Picture, and a Life of be

prest Artist. By Edward Forster, A.M. F.R.S. Of the curst serpents, which even gode and S.A. No. VII.

detest; THIS Number of Mr. Forster's ele. Their circling spires, in many a dreadful fold,

gant work contains the Flemish Around the slow-begotten babe they rollid; Family, by Adrian Ostade, engraved by Who never uttered cry, nor shed a tear."

The babe unweaned, yet ignorant of fear, J. Fittler, A.R.A. The Infant Hercules, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, engraved by

94b Idyllium of Tbeecrisks, Fosket's

Translation. C. Heath. A Landscape, by Claude, engraved by Middian and Pye. And Cool settled indignation is seated on the Death of Hippolicus, by Rubens, the brow of the beautiful boy; and the engraved by Anker Smith, A.Å.A. The whole is an additional proof (if such Flemish Family is a well-known picture, could now be wanting) of the superior and a favorable specimen of the talents of talents of Reynolds for truth and sublie Ostade. It was formerly in the collection mity of expression. Neither should the of the Duke de Praslin, and has been engraver (the younger Mr. Heath,) be extremely well engraved by a French passed without his share of well-deserved artist. Mr. Fittler has finished his praise. The touch, manner, and freeplate with a good deal of effect and dom of outline, so characteristic of the colour, but it is not sufficiently delicate painter's style, is admirably given, parin its texture for a work of this highly ticularly the lights, shades, and reflexes, finishing painter. The Infant Hercules of the Mesh. The accessories are is a delightful little print, and combines forcihl y engraved, and have a depth and freedom of stroke with truth of represen- colour equal to a mezzotinto, with all tation. The great picture which the in- the higher beauties of stroke engraving; imitable Sir Joshua Reynolds painted of and is certainly a first-rate print. The this subject, (which we are sorry to learn Landscape, by Middiman and Pye, is des from Mi. Forster is suffering froin neglect licately handled, and very Claudish in and damp) is only known to the ama. effect. We should like to see these artists teurs of this country by a mezzotinto employed on a picture of Wilson's or print, the original being at St. Peters. Turner's, whose subjects are so much burgh. It coutains the figures of Alcme- more full and interesting. The Death of na, Amphitrion, and the Servants, who Hippolitas, is a grand composition, one are described as entering the apartment of the greatest of the master's, and is a in which the infant god was cradled. real treasure to its noble possessor, (the The present picture, on the contrary, is si. Duke of Bedford.) It shows the power Jar to the one hy Annibale Carracci, in and art of Rubens, equal to any thing, the gallery of the Napoleon Museum, at after his inagnificent Conversion of St. Paris, and consists simply of one figure, Paul, and perhaps his Descent from the the child, with a serpent in each hand; but Gross, that we have of this master. Mr. in a style and vigour of imagination far Smith has executed his task with fidelity superior to the Bolognese. He has here and care, and hereby has added a new embodied the elements, the very gerin as wreath of honour to his naine. The it were, of the Farnese hero; he who whole of the Number is equal to avy of “ stretched out his arms to clasp

the former, and is one of those ostol The scaly alonsters in his iron grasp i

and splendid works which must deserve success,



in the disposition of the lights. The first The governors of the British Institutio lecture contained a general and enlarged 01. bave elected his Royal Highness the view of the subject, but as it was nearly Prince of Wales president of their so- the same as that we gave an abstract of in ciety, in the room of the late Earl of the Magazine for January* last, we shall Dartmouth; and the Marquis of Stafford, not here repeat it. The remainder of deputy-president.

the lecture &onsisted of a demonstration On Monday, the 10th of December, of the bones of the skeleton, under the being the anniversary of the institution general division of the head, trunk, litabs of the Royal Academy, a general as or extremities; and which were subdis sembly of the Acadernicians was held at vided as follows: viz. Somerset-place, when the following ger.. ziemen were elected officers for the year

Face ensuing : President.-BENJAMIN WEST, esq.

Lower Jaw {Teeth Visitors.-W. OWEN, H. Thomsos,

Spine J. NULLEKENS, J. NORTHCOTE, and Trunk Ribs S. WOODFORDE, esqrs.

Bones of the Pelvio

Succeeded by rotation to the council :
-A. W. Callcott; J. M. W. Turner;


Brachia J. Soane; and C. Rossi, esqrs.

Upper limb

Cubit And silver medals were given to the or extremity

Carpus following students:-Mr. C. W. Ross,

Metacarpus for the best drawing of an Academy

Phalanges figure; Mr. J. Linnell, for the best

Femur model of an Academy figure; Mr.

Patella Louis Vulliamy, for the best architec

Tibia tural Drawing

Lower limb

Tarsus The academical body has sustained

Metatarsus the loss of two members, J. F. Rigaud,

-Phalanges and John Richards, esqrs. The former The second lecture was devoted to an was a skilful painter, and is best known accurate description of the bones of the by his picture of Samson breaking his head and trunk. Bonds, in the council-room of the Aca.

The professor took occasion to advise demy; and the latter, by bis abilities as the students to foHow the principle of a scene and landscape painter: he was Homer, who, when he intended a hero at the head of that department in Covent should die, always took care to wound Garden Theatre for some years.

him mortally; and he pointed out where On Monday the 17th ult. Mr. Car- wounds are mortal. LISLE, F.R.S. &c. professor of anatomy The third lecture displayed the bones to the Royal Academy, concluded a nost of the upper and lower extremities. valuable course of lectures on the applica- The fourth lecture was also devoted to fion of the science of anatomy to the pur- the skeleton, and was chielly a recapitu. pose of the fine arts: they were in every relation of the former, demonstrated upon spect original in inatter and manner; and the living subject. superior to those of either of his predeces- In the two concluding lectures, Mr. sors. The audience was the inost re.

Carlisle described the origin, inserspectable and numerous that ever pro- tion, and use, of the superficial mus. fessor drew within those walls.

We cles; and, after pointing out the cir. lament that our present liinits will not allow us to give each of the interesting their appearance, demonstrated them in

cumstances which disguise and soften discourses at a length proportioned to its the last lecture on the living subject, in interest.

the various and opposite actions of pula They were similar in substance to ling and pushing, &c. on a machine those delivered last year by the learned constructed for the purpose. He cong professor, immediately after his election: cluded, with a general recapitulation of but considerably matured, and delivered the course, to which he alded some exwith a greater flow and freedom; the decr'lent observations for directing the monstrations were more perspicuous and anatomical studies of the student. The connected, the effect of which could now be perceived from the improvements * Vide Monthly Magazine, vol. 23, page thont have been made in the theatre, and 611,


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