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man Antiquities 95 ; Chinese Publishing-Wood-
Too Hot, by Landseer, with a Memoir.

paving 95, 180 ; Julia Cesarea-Chinese Trea-
NAPOLEON, by Haydon, with a Memoir. sure 118; Aerial Steam Carriage 140; Explosion
COLUMBUS, by Turner, with a Memoir.

at Dover-A Strange Meeting-Police Stations
EscHANTED Ísland, by Danby.

140; Sensations in a Trance 166; Miles Cover-

dale 166 ; Prussian Consulship 178; Postage


Treaty 180 ; Buried Village 203 ; British Ameri-

Advertising System,

2 can Association 229; Roman Antiquities 238 ;

Aristocracies of London Life,

Aerial Navigation 239; Education 264 ; Wol-

Anti-Corn-Law League,

62 sey's Chapel at Windsor 279; Forgery of Tas-

Answer of the American Press,

99 so's Work 279; Haytien Revolution 280; Brute

American Works, :

179 Intelligence 280; Bonaparte's Guide 280; Pearls

Aerial Steam-Carriage,

186, 307 and Precious Stones-Guy of Warwick 307 ; Sla-

Affghanistan, Evacuation of,

195 very in French Colonies 308; Prince of Wales'

Anderson's Mercantile Correspondence, 285 Household 325 ; Duke of Sussex and the Bible

Aristocratie Anglaise,


333; Darnley Jewel 350; Aerial Machine-

Aikin's Addison,

429 Copy Right 386; India and China 390; Library


of the Duke of Sussex 405; Rhenish Musical

Bulwer's Last of the Barons,

97 Festival 411; Caricatures 411; Chinese Presents
Battle of the Blocks,

269 --Slave Trade 422; Hamburgh-Joan of Arc
Barbain's Life of Peuchlin

429 423 ; Canal across Suez-Excavations at Nineveh

- Thorwalden's Collections 464; Late Duchess
Country Pleasures

67 of Sussex 492 ; Calico Printing 521 ; British Mu-

Cooper, Sir Astley,

167 seum-Daguerreotype 529; Auriferous Sand 552;

Church of Scotland,

202, 423 Mofussil Rain-Bishop Heber's Widow 555 ;

Courts of England,

290 Milton 564; Childe Harold-Petrarch's Tomb


386 56S; Plague Legends-Prince de Joinville 569 ;

Chantrey and Cunningham,

481 Emperor of Brazil-Statistics of Travelling-

Canada West,

501 Shakspeare-Drawings in Westminster Hall 570;

Confucius, Life, Times, and Doctrines of 507 Punch's Recipes—Aurora Borealis-Electrical

Cromwell, Letters to his Family

553 Soiree-Unburnt Bricks from Pyramids--Royal


Infants 571.

Debts, Reasons for Paying,



Newspaper Press of France, .


Everett's, Mr. Letter,



Education Measure,

342 Opening of Parliament,



Observations upon Observers,


Floral Fancies,

285 Oswald, Father,



Omnibus, Author's, Ride in,


Germany, Changes of Social Life in, 146 OBITUARY: Southey 142, 487; G. A. Montgomery

Gisquet's Memoirs,

33 142; M. I. Quin 142; Sutton Sharpe 143; Adelung


143 ; Duke of Sussex 283; Rev. Francis Wrang-

Handley Cross,

129 ham 284; Richard Arkwright 427; Jovet, Varley

Hazlitt's Criticisms,

143 429; John Allen,

Esq. 574; Henry Nelson Cole-

Herschel, Arago's Life of,

556 ridge 575; W. H. Pyne, Esq. 575; Rev. Professor

Kidd 575.

Imaginary Conversations,

22, 311


Insanity in Criminal Cases,
230 Peel, Robert and his Era,

Inglis's Solitary Walks,
285 Punch's Political Economy,

Images, Oriental,
519 Punch's Wrongs,



Pyrenees, the,


Junius and his Works,

143 Pews,


Jay's Christian Contemplated,

144 Postage between France and England, 353

Jeffrey on the Human Chest,

163 Puseyism,


Jone Reminiscences,

412 Press and the Age,



Punch's Ossian,


Lamartine, De,

240 Postans on the Indus,



Poets, Amateur,


Music for the Million,

92 POETRY: Too Hot 2; Hope and Heaven 21; The
Man o' War's Man,

144 Young Sibyl 26; Lost Lamb 41 ; Enchanted Lily
Marquesas Islands,

265, 279, 342 61; Raphael 90; Monthly Mementoes, War Depre-

344 cated 98; The Desolater Desolate 145; Birds
Moser's Discovery,

405 178; Crowned Mourner 185 ; Grace Darling 194 ;
Moffat and Williams, .

430 Advent Bells 201 ; Sonnet 202; Be kind to each
MISCELLANY: Allan Cunningham 25 ; A Nut for other 225; Plague and the Fire 228 ; Island of

Grand Dukes 41; Wealth 60; Danou's Lectures the Earthquake 238 ; The Spring 239; Marbles
71; Hume 73; King Gustavus' Papers 73; Ro- of Xanthus 248; My Mother's Picture 254 ; I ask


464 ;

thee to forget me 269; Founding of the Bell 302; Southey, Original Letters of,

Sonnet 310; First Love 325; Zanteote Bride Spinoza, Life and Works,

330; The Words of Faith 411; The Late Dis- SCIENCE AND Art: Antarctic Expedition 91 ; Zo-
covery 422 ; Death of Bonaparte, Chinese Poetry diac of Dendera 1.29; American Monuments-

Defence of London 480; Elsbeth of Calw Opacity of Milk 139; Perturbation of the Plan-
500 ; Joan of Arc 506; Leonardo da Vinci 521 ; ets-Hollow Axles—The Iris 141; Heat and
Calm be Her Sleep, Mother and Child 549 ; Con- Light 279 ; Ascent of the Sap-Nerves-Litho-
valescent 555; Popular Recollections 565 ; Some- tint-Ancient Coins-Chimneys-Curiosity from
thing Cheap 568.

China 282; Plating-Respiration-Railways 424;


Chemical Action--Speaking Machine-Marine

Recreations of Christopher North .

73 Glue 425; Comets- Meteor-Pellatien Light-

Recent Publications, .

144, 286 Planets-Entomological Society-Improved Axle

Reindeer of the Laplanders,


426; World a Voltaic Telegraph-Gaulish An-
Reminiscences of Men and Things, 118, 240, 325, tiquities - Roman Antiquities - Earthquakes-

465 Respiration of Plants 572 ; Influence of Employ-
Railway Travelling,

522 ments on Health-Preservation of Meats-Con-

tinental Railways 573; Earthquakes and Artesian


201, 228, 353 Wells—Antiquities-Electricity of Steam-Lite-

Socrates, Philosophy of,


colored Daguerreotypes.

Sale's, Lady, Journal,



Stephens's Yucatan,

249 Too Hot,


Sigourney's Pleasant Memories,
309 Thiers, M.


Saint Simonianism,

325 Trojan, the Servian King,

Shetland Lite,

349 Toli Question on Railways,


Secrets, Keeping,



Scotland, Church of,

202, 423 Williams, Rev. John

285, 493

Strafford, Lord,


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Nlustrated by an Engraring by Mr. Sartain, from Landseer's Picture.

Will say

Or were I like great Little, who doth ring Too Hot!" Ha, ha! Landseer, you're a queer chap;

So sweetly love's alarum,
And so all they

How I would sing,

And make the world rejoice! Who see these lap-dogs at their lap.

Oh! would I had that heavenly voice,
The most fastidious will find a treat

Moore's Vox Stellarum!
In your dogs meet.

Or were I Doctor Southey, whose invention
The pretty creatures!

And happy turns What life in all their features !

Have been so much admired by men!
They seem to move and chatter

Would I'd his pen!
Over the scalding batter:

I'd rather have his pension.
And we appear

Perhaps the most appropriate poet, living
To hear

Or dead, for giving
Each cur-sory remark.

Effect to your " Too Hot” were BURNS. "Throw physic to the dogs,"ibey say

I've known full many a painter in my time, In the play;

Of many an age, and many a school and clime; And really one might almos' fancy,

But. Sir, I never knew (Such is the painter's necromancy,)

Such a dog fancier as you.
That any one of ihese could take a little bark.

What Rubens was to lions, Cuyp to cows,
And I've a noton

Morland to sows
There's not a rat

And hogs,
Or cat

You are to dogs.
Could look on this still life" withont emotion.

There's an attractiveness about your harriers, What humor.n their faces! there's not one Pugs, poodles, mastiffs, greyhounds, turnspits, larriers But is a perfect picture of fun.

Goes far to settle the great philosophic schism Wags all and satirists, and dogs of mind,

About animal magnetism. Their very tails are waggishly inclined.

There's not a dog but owes you more, I vow,

Than e'er he owed his pa,
Landseer,-thou bright R. A.!

Or his dog-ma;
Who, who shall say

And not a cur that meets
What's due

You in the streets,
To you,

But ought to make you a profound bow-
Unless Apollo, glorious god of day,

In whose bright car the eternal gas-light shines, Excuse these dog-grel rhymes, my dear
Would drop us a few lines ?


They're bad enough, I own;
Oh! had I Byron's power

But yet they shall go down
(Author of the Giaour,)

To late posterity, (so e'en let critics rail,)
I'd let 'em know what's what!

Like a tin ketile tied to your dog's tail.
For Sir, no praise could be too warm for your "Too

That every dog's his day

I've oft heard say:
Though Byron, it must be allowed, was wildish, But, Landseer, yours shall last for ages,
And his best poem

(So shall these pages)
(So all will say who know him,)

And after times shall know you what you are,
Very Childe-ish;

Quite a Dog-STAR.
Vol. V. No. I. 3

THE ADVERTISING SYSTEM. cannot be worth knowing; and any attempt
From the Edinburgh Review.

to couple merit with modesty, is invariably 1. César Birotteau. Par M. de Balzac. Nou. Reverend Sydney Smith, that the only con

met with the well-known aphorism of the velle Edition. 8vo. Paris: 1841.

nexion between them is their both beginning 2. Histoire de M. Jobard. 8vo. Par Cham.

with an m. In this state of things it is use. Paris: 1842.

less to swim against the stream, and folly to M. Birotteau is a worthy citizen, who, differ from our contemporaries: a prudent impatient at the slow results of industry, youth will purchase the last edition of “The resolves to make his fortune at a bound. M. Art of Rising in the World, or Every Man Jobard is a simple-minded believer in Ad. his own Fortune-maker,” and sedulously vertisements. Which of us does not, in practise the main precept it enjoins--never some respect, resemble a Birotteau or a Jo. to omit an opportunity of placing your name bard?-- was the question we asked ourselves in printed characters before the world. as we laid down the works in which their It may be argued, that, when every body adventures are recorded, and took up the takes to pusfing, it comes to nearly the same extra-sheet of the Times. Here, within the thing as if nobody puffed at all; but the compass of a single Newspaper, are above well-known aphorism holds good: five hundred announcements of wants or su. “Be not the first to lay the old aside, perfluities-remedies for all sorts of ail

Be not the first by whom the new are tried.” ments—candidates for all sorts of situations Besides, in the lottery of life as at present -conveyances for those who wish to travel, managed, though the blanks may be more establishments for those who wish to stay ai numerous, the prizes are proportionably home-investments for him who has made rich. When means of communication were his fortune, and modes of growing rich for restricted, and skill, taste, or talent was him who has that pleasure yet to come-made known with difficulty beyond a narrow elixirs to make us beautiful, ond balsains to circle-a street, a village, or a town—it was preserve us from decay-new theatres for comparatively easy to gain a livelihood, and the idle, new chapels for the serious, new almost impossible to become a millionaire: cemeteries in pleasant situations for the fame and profit were distributed among the dead :-carriages, horses, dogs, men-ser- community much in the same manner as vants, maid-servants, East India Directors, Groek among the inhabitants of our northand Governesses,-how is all this to be dis- ern part of this island, where (according to regarded or disbelieved, without wilfully Dr. Johnson) all have a mouthlul, few a belshutting our eyes to the progress of society; lyful; and for this reason we have always or living in an habitual state of appreben- entertained some doubts of the authenticity sion, resembling that of the late Mr. Accum of the anecdote regarding the great Twalmof "Death in the Pot” celebrity, who bely, the inventor of the New Floodgate Iron." lieved that every thing he ate was poisoned Either Dr. Johnson invented the story to more or less, and regarded every butcher as tease Boswell, or Mr. Twalmly had formed a Cæsar Borgia, and every cookmaid who an undue estimate of the extent of his own boiled a potato for him as a Marquise de celebrity ; though, to be sure, the daily press Brinvilliers in disguise ?

was even then beginning to exercise an unIn short, there is no disguising it, the due influence; since the Lericographer says, grand principle of modern existence is no- in 1776, that he should have visited Mrs. toriety; we live and move and have our be. Rudd, were it not that they have now a ing in print. Hardly a second-rate Dandy trick of putting every thing into the news. can start for the moors, or a retired Slop- papers.' At the present time, assuming seller leave London for Margate, without greatness to consist in notoriety, the invenannouncing the "fashionable movement” in tor of a new fire-iron for smoothing linen the Morning Post; and what Curran said of (for such, neither more nor less, was Mr. Byron, that “he wept for the press, and Twalmly's discovery) might fairly earn a wiped his eyes with the public,” may now title to name himself" the great ;' not simbe predicated of every one who is striving ply for the reason suggested by the Bishop for any sort of distinction. He must not of Killaloe (Dr. Barnard)—because he would only weep, but eat, drink, walk, talk, hunt, rank amongst "Inventas aut qui vitam excoshoot, give parties, and travel, in the news leure per artes,” but because within a few papers. People now-a-days contemptuously hours the whole United Kingdom might be reject the old argument, "whom not to know talking of him. We pardon the tailor who argues yourself unknown.The universal tells us to reform our bills, and the pastryinference is, that, if a man be not known, he I cook who writes us a private (printed) letter to commend bis rout-cakes, when we re-bered, has been proved by Mr. Wordsworth collect that a lucky hit might enable the one to be ihe essential, elemental, fundamental, (like Gunter) to return thirty thousand a characteristic quality of poetry. If we year to the income tax, and the other (like adopt Locke's definition, the writers are Stulz) to purchase a feudal castle and a equally distinguished by wit; for they disbarony.

cover hidden similitudes, and associate With so much to stimulate energy and things apparently unconnected with the reward eloquence, no wonder that invention most startling and enviable facility. Let has been racked for topics, and language for any one who is skeptical as to the degree of terms, to arrest the atiention of a busy and talent employed and required for the pur. bustliog, but observing and intelligent pub. pose, try to find out the point of analogy lic; and here, again, it is remarkable how between Dante's Inferno and Holloway's ingeniously the style of address has been Ointment, or the likeness between Archimeadapted to the taste or fashion of the hour. des and Mr. Wray, the vender of gout pills. When Scott, Byron, Moore, Rogers, Words- Mark, too, the skill with which the mode worth, Southey, &c., were in their zenith, of attack is varied; one dashes at once in or whilst the horizon was still in a blaze with medias res, or puts on an imposing air of their descending glory, the most attractive frankness; another trusts the result to in. vehicle was verse, and the praises of black- ference, reserves the point for the postscript, ing were sung in strains which would have like a young lady's letter, or lures you on done no discredit to “Childe Harold” him. imperceptibly, like Bishop Berkeley's “Essell, even in his own opinion—for when ac-say on Tar Water,” which concludes with cased of receiving six hundred a-year for reflections on the Trinity. his services as Poet-Laureat to Mrs. Warren, On the whole, there is no denying that -of being, in short, the actual personage Advertisements constitute a class of com. alluded to in her famous boast, “We keeps position intimately connected with the arts a poet”-he showed no anxiety to repudiate and sciences, and peculiarly calculated to the charge. The present, however, is an illustrate the domestic habits of a people. unpoetic age — though, by the way, we Porson used to say, that a single Athenian should be exceedingly obliged to any one newspaper would be worth all the commenwho would mention an age that was not de- taries on Aristophanes put together. Surescribed as both unpoetic and wicked at the ly, then, a brief analysis of modern puffery time:

would be no unacceptable bequest to pos. “ Nos nequiores, mox daturos

terity. We shall show, before we have Progeniem vitiosiorem."

done, that no trade, profession, walk, or To change the expression, then, the pre-condition in life is entirely free from it; and sent age decidedly prefers prose to poetry; it will be an instructive exercise for moral nay, unaccountable as it may appear to the philosophers or metaphysicians to fix the person principally interested, and after all degrees and ascertain the causes of the va. ibe good advice both he and we have wasted rieties. on the point, there can be no doubt whatev- It would seem that pain, or the fear of er that “The Excursion” is more than ever pain, is the most active stimulant, and vancariare to the vulgar; and, notwithstanding ity the next; for the boldest appeals to crethe gallant stand made by Mr. Henry Tay- dulity are made by those who profess to lor and Mr. Sergeant Talfourd in its defence, cure diseases or improve personal appearhas no chance at all against the “Pickwick ance. Our first specimens shall be borrow. Papers" or "Oliver Twist.” Mrs. Warren, ed from a class usually, though we hope unconsequently, has been obliged to pension justly, denominated quacks:off her poets; and the ingenuity of inventions, the excellence of elixirs, the wonder.


tle was it imagined that those celebrated lines of working powers of pills, the beauties of estates on sale, the rain-repelling powers of ill! would be literally fulfilled in England, and

Dante, 'And Time shall see thee cured of every York cloth, the advantages of railroads, the in the nineteenth century! Yet so it is. "The comforts of steam-vessels, the hopes of the disorders of man, however complicated they may living, the virtues of the dead, are now al. be, are now subdued with surprising rapidity by most invariably set forth in that humble and that incomparable preparation,

Holloway's ordinary form of language which M. Jour. Ointment, in combination with its powerful auxdain had been employing

all his life without iliary,, ‘Holloway's External Disease Pill' It knowing it. Far' be it from us to say that cures performed by the special qualities of the

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