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| portunities of acquiring information, in his character of confidential | agent of the Greek Committee in London,
Ulysses possessed large domains in Livadia, where he was exParty is the madness of many for the gain of a few.-Pope.
tremely popular. The government entertained great jealousy of his
power and influence; and he felt both disgust and contempt at their GREEK AFFAIRS.
petty disputes and intrigues. This mutual irritation led at length to That the Greeks were losing ground in their struggle with the Turks, open rupture; and ULYSSES, at a time when Greek affairs looked has for some time been too evident. There have been numberless / altogether prosperous, determined to employ his means in the extension
assertions to the contrary, indeed, conveyed by every channel through of his own power and possessions. For this purpose, he renewed his - which news from the East of Europe reaches the West ; but these acquaintance with a former friend, the Pacha of the Negropont, and statements were so improbable, so inconsistent--the alleged successes
opened a negociation for the immediate cession of that island to him- ' proved so barren of results such disastrous events occurred in spite self, which it was then believed could not long be retained under the of them that at length the public discredited altogether the daily | Turkish yoke. Meanwhile, the Greek Executive, informed of these intelligence respecting Greece, and read of slaughtered armies, and negociations, decreed Ulysses a traitor, and sent a military force sunken navies, with all the indifference of disbelief. Nobody doubted against him, under the command of Groura, an old protege of his. that the Grecian troops could fight bravely and heroically; their | The soldiers of Ulysses however, when they encountered those of ascertained achievements during the progress of the present Revolu- / GHOURA, were unwilling to shed the blood of their countrymen ; his tion have silenced scepticism on that score: but there appeared to be standard was deserted, he himself taken prisoner, and confined in the a desperate lack of union and plan, a sad want of disinterestedness
Venetian tower of the Acropolis of Athens, where it was officially on the part of the Chiefs, an entire deficiency of the talent to direct, asserted that he perished by a fall from his prison-wall in an attempt and the good will to obey. The friends of freedom were the more to escape, but where it is with too much reason believed that he was disappointed in this unhappy turn of affairs, inasmuch as, seeing how | privately assassinated. With regard to his alleged disposition to well the Greeks had got on by their own unaided efforts in the first | betray his country's cause, those who knew the man and the circuminstance, they had hoped great things from the very considerable stances, believe him innocent of any such design. In the first place, pecuniary aid which the two loans raised in England afforded. But
the time he chose was not that which a traitor would have selected; there was the source of the mischief. Those loans, in place of serving
secondly, it is wholly improbable, that a man of his importance would Greece by their judicious application, have, by their misappropriation,
have treated in a matter of treason with so inferior a person as the well nigh ruined her. Mr James EMERSON, a gentleman of high | Pacha of the Negropont; lastly, as an independent and powerful honour and respectability, who has just returned from Greece, which chieftain, he had everything to hope from the liberty of Greece, and he visited as agent of the London Committee, has explained in two everything to fear from the re-establishment of Turkish oppression : instructive and sensible letters to Mr BowRING, the Secretary, pub- , in short, interest and ambition joined to hold him firm to the cause lished in the Morning Chronicle, the secret of this melancholy mis-1
of freedom. management. The proceeds of the loan. instead of being entrusted Connected with ULYSSES by marriage, and by a friendship formed to some independant and discreet person (or committee) on the spot, in that General's prosperity, Mr TRELAWNEY nobly adhered to him in order that they might be disbursed only for certain specified in adversity ; and indeed the single fact that he did so, affords a objects, have gone at once into the hands of an ill-assorted, factious. I strong presumption against the imputed treachery of the Grecian weak, and selfish executive body, by whom the money has either | Chief. Those who have the honour of knowing TRELAWNEY, never been lavishly distributed to the most powerful of the needy and for a moment credited the story of his junction with the Turks, notunprincipled Capitani, or frittered away for paltry and sinister purposes.
withstanding it was at one time reiterated in almost every letter and Remittance after remittance has disappeared almost as soon as
gazette that arrived from Greece. It was not indeed credible, that an received; yet the sodliers and seamen have gone unpaid, the for
honourable man, who had risked his life, and abandoned his friends tresses have neither been repaired nor provisioned, and no regular
and country, from a pure enthusiasm in the cause of freedom and enbody of troops has been organised. The government, torn by dissen
lightenment, should so degrade himself for a mere chance of the most - sions, overawed by unruly chieftains, is incapable of any vigorous and |
sordid gain. The result has fully justified the confidence of his united effort, but is not sparing of falsehood and gasconade to deceive
friends. While ULYSSES was in the field contending with the govern Europe, Mr EMERSON is confident that a regular manufactory of ment troops, TRELAWNEY guarded his celebrated strong-hold on spurious news exists at the capital, the products of which are dis
Parnassus; and although a base attempt was made to assassinate him persed in all directions, and after assuming, with slight alterations,
in that fortress by a wretch named Fenton, who was justly suspected of the various forms of private letters from Constantinople and Smurpa' being employed by the authorities at Napoli, he did not suffer himself official gazettes, “authentic intelligence" in German and Italian
to be moved even by a natural desire to revenge such atrocity, but conjournals, finally appear in the Paris and London newspapers as so
tinued faithful to his trust, sustained a Turkish siege of several months, many confirmations of the same event. Notwithstanding all these
in the cavern, protected there the widow of his fallen friend, and untoward circumstances, however, Mr EMERSON has faith in the
when he was obliged to go to Cefalonia for medical advice, left it in inherent vitality of the Greek cause; and though the Mahometans
the custody of some trustworthy adherents, who still maintain it for may prosper for a time, he thinks the courage of the Greeks, and
him After all this discouragement, and suffering yet from the effects their horror of Turkish domination, aided by the strength of the coun
of the diabolical attempt upon his life, far from abandoning Greece, he try, and the ignorance of the invaders, must finally triumph over all
only rests apart for a time in one of the Ionian Islands, intending to obstacles.
resume his perilous mode of life, and endeavour once again to serve Believing in the accuracy of Mr Emerson's statements, and coin-a people whose cause
| a people whose cause is still great and glorious, in spite of all they ciding with his opinions, we look forward to the natural progress of
ns. we look forward to the natural progress of have done to disfigure it. * events with hope, but not without anxiety. In the meantime, we are. As so much has been said of the curious cave
| As so much has been said of the curious cavern which ULYSSES. anxious to vindicate a five-spirited and cirtvous countryman from the fortified, the following description of it, from the pen of one who misrepresentations which party jealousy and irritation have spread I knows it well, may interest the reader. We are informed that it now abroad against his character. We allude to Mr TRELAWNEY, an En-contains provisions for eight years to come :-glishman who accompanied Lord BYRON to Greece, and who, in A DESCRIPTION OF THE CAVERN FORTRESS OF MOUNT PARNASSUS. requital of all his enthusiasm and disinterested exertion in the Greek “We left Thistimo at day-light; and after a ride of seven hours cause, has been denounced as a traitor, and had his name published through an interesting country, whose principal ornament was the through Europe as a deserter to the Turks. His vindication is con- varying aspect of Parnassus, we descended froin the mountains into nected with that of the Grecian General ULYSSES, whose friend and the valley. After continuing through this for about an hour, we kinsman TRELAWNEY had become (having married his sister) and in crossed a gigantic and precipitous ravine, through whose depth flows a whose alleged junction with the common enemy he was implicated. torrent, which takes its rise on the summit of Parnassus. The ravine For the particulars we are about to state we have the authority of Mr encircles this side of the mountain : it encloses a beautiful modern Emerson, who will very speedily give the public an ample account of village, and the extensive remains of an ancient fortress, with its walls, all these matters in a volume which he is printing, and which will be towers, and aqueducts, built of fine marble, now yellow through peculiarly valuable, as emanating from one who had such good op-l time, but in excellent preservation. We passed through this village
and crossing several streams, ascended up the side of the mountain by tries in Europe, and of some in particular, who presume to boast o a precipitous and rugged path, till, in the space of about twenty their peculiar freedomminutes, we came to a fine grove of old oaks, which ULYSSES had
“ That tame serpent, that poor shadow, France," converted into a camp for his troops. Leaving this, we continued to land some others. “ The modern Greek,” says Mr SHELLEY, in his toil up a path whose steepness continually augmented. It was beautiful drama of Hellas, “ is the descendant of those glorious being sprinkled with fragments of rock, overgrown with flowers and moun- whom the imagination almost refuses to figure to itself as belonging tain plants, and bordered with stunted oaks and a variety of evergreen to our kind, and he inherits much of their sensibility, their rapidity of shrubs. A labour of half an hour brought us to the base of a stu
conception, their enthusiasm, and their courage. If in many instances pendous precipice, whose bare and rocky side projected out like the he is degraded, by moral and political slavery, to the practice of the bastion of a giant-built fortress. At the height of eighty feet, there is basest vices it engenders, let us reflect that the corruption of the best an extensive shelf of rock running into a deep and hollow cave. Above produces the worst, and that habits which subsist only in relation to this the precipice rises to the height of six or seven hundred feet, in
a peculiar state of social institution, may be expected to cease as soon the form of a rainbow-shaped arch, whose projection protects the as that relation is dissolved." Nothing can be more true than this cavern beneath.
last remark; and it is one which the friends of Greece, and her ene" We ascended, by ladders placed one over the other, to the first mies 100, would do well to bear constantly in mind. It was the ledge, and entered by an iron door this part of the cavern, which serves greatest poet whom the world has yet seen-THEIR OWN HOMERfor a guard-roam. It is about 300 feet in length and 30 deep, faced who remarked, that a man loses half his utility the moment he becomes by an artillery-proof wall, furnished with port-holes and cannon. a slave; and the unhappy Greeks have been too long subject to the This forms a fine platform, and several houses with forges, workshops, iron and desolating sway of Barbarians worse than the ancient Per&c. have been erected on it. We then ascended 50 feet, by another sians, not to have become strongly tainted with the deteriorating ladder, to the principal cave, which is also fortified. It is impossible effects of slavery. But is this a reason for their coNTINUING as they for more than one man to ascend at a time, and that by the ladders; are at present the degraded slaves of their stone-bearted and truly so that this cavern might be defended by a woman against thousands, brutalized oppressors ? Assuredly no; the lower they are degraded even if the lower works were taken by treachery or storm. The cave by their state of slavery, the more imperious is the necessity for their is wild and huge; its mouth is 70 feet wide, and shaded by trees and succeeding in relieving themselves from the shackles by which they shrubs. Far back, there is a house for the women, a large cistern are bound. And surely men who, under all their disadvantages, have and store-house. The cistern is supplied by a waterfall from above, for five years waged so determined a war, as we have seen, on their and there is besides a spring not a gun-shot off. From this we again enslavers, must eventually succeed, however the cold and selfish ascevded, by the same means, to an higher cavern of great extent, policy of the " Christian governments" may, to the indelible disgrace which is occupied by a regular street of warehouses and magazines, of their country, of “ Christianity," and of civilization, induce them filled with ammunition and provision sufficient to supply the inha- to express an unnatural sympathy for the “Infidels." It was Mr bitants during a protracted siege. Ulysses had deposited his family SHELLEY's opinion that the Greeks would ultimately free themselves; and treasures here.
and the noble drama 'mentioned above contains the record of this “From this height we enjoyed an extensive view, probably unequall opinion, in terms so delightful and animated, that we think we shall ed for beauty and variety. Around us were the many foldings of Par- confer a favour on our readers by extracting it. A Chorus of Greeks nassus, and in our immediate neighbourhood was the chain of moun- are singing :tains connected with this principal one, covered with oak, fir, larch,
* Through the sunset of Hope, and cypress, until spow arrested the progress of vegetation towards
Like the shades of a dream, the frozen summits. Livadia is at our feet, and the sea and the island
What Paradise islands of glory gleam! of Negropont stretch far away to the east.
Beneath Heaven's cope,
Their clear shadows float by"Such is a faithful description of this extraordinary fortress, which is
The sound of their oceans, the light of their sky, undoubtedly the most important stronghold in possession of the Greeks.
Burst, like morning on dream, or like heaven on death, The Turks have left no means untried to get possession of it. Two
Through the walls of our prison ; years back they brought 25,000 men before it, and kept up a heavy
And Greece, which was dead, is arisen! cannonade for 25 days. ULYSSES had then 3,000 soldiers in the
The world's great age begins anew, cavern. The Turks could not cross the ravine with their cannon, but,
The golden years return; under the protection of the artillery, 5,000 of their soldiers traversed
The earth doth like a snake renew this impediment and came close up under the walls : to scale them
Her winter weeds outworn. was impossible, and they were soon dislodged. In the summer of
A brighter Hellas rears its mountains 1823 the Turkish army again encamped before it; but it is said that
From waves serener far ; some foreign engineers attending on them declaring it impregnable,
A new Peneus rolls its fountains they again decamped. In fact, it has been regularly fortified by En
Agaiost the morning star. glish engineers.”
Where fairer Tempes bloom, there sleep
A loftier Argo cleaves the main,
Fraught with a later prize ;
Another Orpheus sings again, It is well known that the late Mr SHELLEY-a gentle and conside
And loves, and weeps, and dies;
A new Ulysses leaves once more rate being whose whole life, be it known to his anonymous calum
Calypso for his native shore. niators of the Quarterly, was one scene of kind and friendly actionswas a most ardent friend and devoted advocate of Grecian liberty,
O! write no more the tale of Troy,
If earth Death's scroll must be! With his distinguished friends he had retired to Italy, that they inight
Nor mix with Laian rage the joy there more securely mature the measures they meditated for the assist
Which dawns upon the free! ance of the Greeks, when death cut him off ere he had reached his
Another Athens shall arise, thirtieth year, before he had found an opportunity of perfecting
And to remoter time some imperishable record of his devotedness, and before the calm
Bequeath, like sunset to the skies, appeal of his active virtues had time to re-establish him in the opinion
'The glory of its prine, of the candid and the good. He thought that the descendants of the
And leave, -if nought so bright may live, men who, inferior in all but moral strength, so successfully opposed
All earth can take or heaven can give.” Xerxes and the whole strength and power of Persia—that Xerxes, whose innumerable army made a bridge over the Hellespont and cut
THEATRICAL EXAMINER. a passage through Mount Athos-had a just claim on the sympathy of the whole civilized world, even as merely being Greeks; and that
COVENT GABDEX. the heroic conduct of the Greeks themselves, in the war now raging On Monday last was performed at this theatre the opera of Artaserres, in their country, called for a particular and active expression of that introducing in that character Madame VESTRIS to the establishment, sympathy. The apathy of the rulers of the civilized world” to the The composition of this national erotic is a great favourite with the astonishing circunstance of the descendants of that nation to which public, and in some respects deservedly so; yet could we not the alone they owe their civilization, rising as it were from the ashes of
Other evening shake off the impression, that an almost undeviating their ruin, he with justice considered inexplicable to a mere spectator sameness pervades the whole work; and this is made the more appaof the shows of this mortal scene. Alas! he knew little of the paltry rent from the same character extending to the accompaniments. It and interested beings' who compose the governments of most coup- was well brought out;-scenery, decorations, performances, all were
creditable ;, yet were we heartily tired withal, by the end of the first occasion. Excellence in the monkey department is a necessary conact. The audience, however, seemed at variance with our feelings; sequence of the restoration of the Bourbons, and of a portion of the
for they carefully applauded and encored the worst pieces, doubtless old regime, and ought to be submitted to as a part of the settlement . upon the best of principles that of supporting the weak, and allow- of Europe, For ourselves, we only fear that French superiority
ing the strong to shift for themselves. By this philanthropic rule it in this respect will not last, and that in pure apishness we may finally * was, that they required a repetition of that pure sample of imbecility, excel our neighbour. At present, to be sure, our monkey tricks wear 1 a quartett about “mild moon beams," transplanted from some other something of a graver exterior, as witness the solemn brouilleries of I opera. What could induce the Managers to introduce this precious the 10th Hussars, and kindred imitations; but in due time we shall
farrago in such company, we are at a loss to conceive. Did they, or doubtless acquire the more lively Simian graces of our neighbours. s: did the tagger of those notes, in some former season, surreptitiously Great expectations indeed are formed of the result of the visit to Paris $ slide them in ?" Which of you hath done this?”
of a certain Ex-Sheriff, when he has learnt to set off his native EnMiss Paton, as Mandane, sang the airs with her accustomed excel- glish facilities with a due alloy of Parisian graces. We have not et lence, particularly the florid ones: in these she clattered away like an heard at which of the Majors or Minors he will first appear. infatuated canary-bird. We were not so well pleased with her exe
DRURY LANES cution of the sweetest air in the piece, “ If e'er the cruel tyrant," Her On Monday evening, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet was produced “ Soldier tired,” which is like a musical boxing-match, was ravingly at this theatre, in order to introduce a young lady of the name of encored by the lovers of boxing, regardless of the singer's exhaustion; LAWRENCE in the character of Juliet. Miss LAWRENCE possesses a which is, as it should be, in character. Having made her circuit of good figure, with pleasing if not striking features, and carried herself the stage, and before setting to work,” she should have thrown up through the arduous attempt of the evening, much as it is reasonable
her “castor," and when she had finished,-a somerset; no other to expect from the possessor of fair but not commanding talents, un1 action would have been in keeping with that song. Madame VESTRIS drilled by stage practice, and apparently acting upon' general
delighted us with her mellow voice and correct taste. She was en-notions of the chosen part, rather than from any peculiar or distinccored in the favourite air, “ In infancy our hopes and fears,” wbich tive readings of her own. The great physical defect of this young we suspect, after all, is admired more for the sentiment than the lady, in reference to the line to which she aspires, is want of strength music. Miss Love was tolerable in Semira ;--we wish we could say of voice and intensity of tone. When this is the case, loudness must as much for her dress, which would equally well have suited an opera necessarily be substituted for emphasis, and the finer marking of deep in Tombuctoo. Mr PearMAN, as Arbaces, sang very sweetly. This feeling cannot be vocally conveyed. This want of power was pecugentleman however always appears to us to sing, as David danced liarly visible in the fine soliloquy uttered previously to the swallowing before the ark, “ with all his might." The house is too large for of the sleeping-draught; in which the frightful conceptions of the him; but this is not his fault. - As respects Mr Isaacs, we could busy imagination, in regard to the tomb, require a deep and almost almost wish the order reversed, and he, too large for the house. We suppressed utterance to the very verge of the climax. This peculiar never in our lives heard any thing much worse than his Artabanes. quality of voice we deem almost essential to fine female tragic power
M. MAZURIER, in Policinello, followed with his impossible con- under any circumstances, but with the existing size of our theatres, tortions. We fully expect some night to see him twitch off one of it seems to us to be indispensable. The next most conspicuous failhis legs, and squirry it up into the slips.
ing of Miss LAWRENCE appears. in the article of action, which was A Roland for an Oliver concluded the evening's amusements, in much too redundant, especially in a certain unceasing waving of the which Madame VESTRIS succeeded Miss Foote. There was not arms, and a quick turn of the head in the manner of a person suddenly standing room in the pit at first price.
spoken to, or partly surprised. This, however, is a removable failOn Wednesday evening, we attended the second performance of ing, which a campaign'in the country for a single season might do M. MAZURIER, in the naturalized piece of Jocko, or the Brazilian
ockon the Brazilian much to remove. The common fault of young performers in regard Monkey. The story is soon told. Ferdinand de Ribeira, a Portuguese
to action, is the want of a visible connection between the movements settler, (CONNOR) has saved the life of the monkey, by shooting a
and the mind; and a tendency on the part of the former to precede, voracious serpent, and the grateful animal becomes attached to bim,
rather than to follow the latter. On the whole, however, the performa performs bim various services, and amuses him with all sorts of
ance of Miss LAWRENCE (whom we understand to be nearly related to gambols, although otherwise very annoying and mischievous to the
Mr Spring, the box book-keeper), exhibitedvery respectable capability, settlement. Such is the presumed state of the case when the piece
if nothing positively commanding. The balcony scene was her best, opens, the first act of which is taken up with the tricks of honest
and possibly promised more than afterwards followed. The Romeo Jocko, in regard to a booby clown and lover (KEELEY) and in general
of WALLACK was a sound performance, and secured that spontanefeats of dexterity. The second displays him in the superior character
ous attention and applause which is the highest compliment an actor of the preserver of the shipwrecked child of his benefactor, whom he
can receive. A lack of intensity for Shakesperian character may also protects from a snake; but his motives being misconstrued, he is
doubtless be occasionally observable in this performer, but he never shot with the boy in his arms and dies, very pathetically, to the great
obviously assails the judgment, and of late has very strikingly adgrief both of the child and the father. Of the imitative faculties of vanced in his general powers. Brown was the Mercutio, and no M. MAZURIER, it is impossible to speak too highly; he is not only
man with a voice resembling that of Brown, can possibly convey a the monkey, but the monkey of taste and discrimination, claiming ap
notion of that “ gallant spirit.” The rest was passable. There was probation far more from a due representation of the restless, im
a very good house, and the piece is to be repeated to-morrow.-Q. pulsive freakishness of the animal, than by extravagant bodily leaps
BRITISH. CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION, and exertion, although there is quite sufficient of both. . We thought
An open Meeting of the British Catholic Association was held on that we perceived some good physiological illustration in the exhibition Thursday, at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, CHARLES BUTLER, Esq. in of a few of the presumed links between motive and performance in the Chair. the less ambitious trickery; for in course the sagacity is over-done in Mr Blunt (the Secretary) called the attention of the Meeting to a regard to catching a pair of lovers in the net intended for himself, and selection of tracts which it had been considered necessary to circulate in telling the hour by striking cocoa-nut shells accordingly. No for the purpose of removing the false ideas entertained respecting the native monkey could do any thing of this kind, observes a brother civil effect of the Catholic religion. He was sorry to say thai the funds critic; doubtless not, but Jocko is supposed to have been taught by
were become inadequate to ihe purposes of the Society; and unless Ribeira. But quite enough in the way of detail, and as due to a
greater exertions should be made, they must altogether fail. He regretted
The sluggishness of the Catholics themselves. liberal estimation of Gallic genius. In other respects, there is little to
After adverting to the
illiberal speech of the present Candidate for Sudbury, to the electors of observe upon except the very happy execution of a bolero by VENAFRA
that borough, and to the unconstitutional proceedings of an Orange and Mrs VEDY, which, in reference to the former, was animated up to Lodge which had lately addressed the Duke of York, he informed the an approach to caricature-a licence which possibly in the present Meeting that a subscription had been commenced by the Ladies, and instance adds to the attraction. There is also some very beautiful concluded by eulogizing the character and conduct of their Right Rev. scenery, and a sprinkling of intolerably flat dialogue, and so much for advocate the venerable Bishop of Norwich. Jocko as a drumatic entertainment. For the rest, we cannot afford to Mr Rosson and Col. STONER next addressed the Meeting; and the Chrow away anger upon introductions which draw crowded houses,
Rev. Dr Collins proposed a resolution expressive of their esteem of the not being able to assign an adequate motive for the pleasant anxiety
late Earl of Donoughmore, and the gratitude wherewith they regarded
his exertions in their cause. of theatrical proprietorship than remuneration in the form of filthy
| Messrs WITHẠM, M. Quin, G. EYSTON, FRENCH, JEFFRY (a Catholic ucre: moreover, the fault of crowding to illegitimate entertainments operative) were followed by the Rev. Messrs Rolpe and Foley. rests elsewhere. On the national point of honour we are still less soli
A vote of ibanks was passed to the Chairman, who acknowledged it citous, and give up the perfection of monkey personation to our neigh- by assuring the Meeting, that " although he had grown old in years in pours, without any of that involuntary jealousy which seems to their cause, his zeal was fresh and his heart was young in it,". ave been felt by a few critics and a small part of the audience on this The Meeting adjourned at five o'clock,
broad and general as Free-masonry itself, but stript of its mysteries, and (From the Globe and Traveller).
without its initiation. Genius might therefore be employed as a gener,
term for an extensive family of rare and intellectual beings, whose mes VERSES SUPPOSED TO BE WRITTEN BY ALEXANDER “KITCHENER” IN bers, almost always, entertain kindly feelings towards each other. I
THE DESOLATE ISLAND OF “ PORRIDGE, IN ST. MARTIN'S IN THE were easy to illustrate this proposition, and perhaps not difficult to FIELDS."
count for such predilections, but I am not writing an essay on the sys. I am partial to table and tray,
pathies of mind, nor on the natural alliance which subsists betweea My taste there is none can dispute,
beings of a superior order and kindred stamp, I am merely narrating cere Ragout, fricandeau, entremet,
tain facts which have an intimate relationship with the subject before I'm a judge of fish, flesh, fowl, and fruit;
me. Between John HUNTER, the ablest anatomist and surgeon of bis Oh, Wilberforce, where is the charm
time, and BENJAMIN WEST, the reviver of historic painting in Europe, You and Butterworth find in a grace ?
there subsisted considerable interest, and it is remarkable how many Unless I've my turbot quite warm,
points of resemblance, besides those I have already noticed, may be Better dine on a horrible plaice !
traced in the lives and fortunes of those two individuals. O'er the rich smoking viands to preach,
Though subjects of the British Crown, neither of them was born in Should be left for your love-feasts alone;
England, yet, at an early age, England became their adopted country So books on good eating still teach,
aad in this metropolis both rose to the summits of their respective profesIn particular vide my own;
sions, yet without being indebled for their superiority to a scholastic edsBut your thorough-bred Saints, it is plain,
cation. In youth they were unfavourably circumstanced for the acquiCooling Soup with indifference see,
sitiou of classic learning, and, at a later period of life, their entire devo Let the sparkles subside from Champaign,
tion to their arduous pursuits left no leisure for literary altaioments, Their tameness is shocking to me.
which, however, both had the good sense not unfrequently to regret.
Neither owed his brightness, therefore, to external aid, but shone with a Ye haunches of fat buck or doe,
pure and native lustre peculiarly his own-like the diamond which ca. In kindness bestow'd upon men,
only be polished by itself,—which, apparently, reflects more light then Could I drive this curs'd gout from my toe,
it can possibly have received, and, in every new position, delights the How soon I'd attack you again!
eye of the spectator with hues whose source seems to mock all inquisMy palate I then miglit' regale
tion. Both these extraordinary men held, under his late Majesty, the On a white or a brown fricasee,
highest appointments which in their respective professions it was in the Dispatch a hen-pheasant or quail,
power of the Sovereign to bestow : with a very few exceptions, no mai Or a basin of dear Callipee.
murmured at either of those appointments ; on the contrary, the neoCallipee! Oh, what pleasure untold
bers of each profession were unanimously of opinion, that in their elezResides in that rapturous word,
tion, precedence had, in each instance, been given to the worthiest. Mr. More then Sybarite banquets of old,
Hunter was for several years Surgeon-Extraordinary to the late King, Or the modern Cuisine can afford!
and Surgeon-General to the army in which he had served. Mr. West was But the sound of the sweet dinner-bell
graciously named Historic Painter to his Majesty, and twenty-seve At this moment excites but my spleen,
times was elected President of the Royal Academy of Arts. For no more, with its once pleasing knell,
Every surgeon who delivers the Annual Oration at the Royal College It announces the smoking Tureen.
in Lincoln's-inn-fields, while expatiating on the extraordinary accumsYe Doctors, who're making your sport
lation of scientific objects in the Museum that is hard by, and on the At each twinge which compels me to roar,
ability and acquirements of its illustrious founder, ardently endeavour In pity convey some report
to impress upon the minds of his youthful auditors the conduct and chaOf the taverns I visit no more!
racter of Mr. Hunter, as admirably suited to stimulate their industry ani Mr Cuff, does he now and then send
rouse their energies to similar pursuits. And thus, also, the Gentleiner A wish or a thought after me?
who so worthily fills the Chair of the Royal Academy, while eulogizin Oh! say Mr Kay is my friend,
the varied talents of his friend and predecessor, and maintaining his ut Though the Albion no longer I see.
to be ranked amongst the great masters of that divine art, earnestly as.
eloquently recommends the pictures of Mr. West to the aspiring student How sweet is a turkey and chine!
as examples eminently filled for their instruction and improvement. Ah, who from a dory could fly? . A carp stew'd in port, how divine !
Each of these gifted individuals left two children, as it is said, ven How enchanting a perigord pie:
inadequately provided for. Titles, during the latter part of the reigas When I think on a sweetbread ragout,
George the Third, were by no means sparingly bestowed, yet both ibiese In a transport I start from my chair,
great men descended untitled to the grave. At their respective funerale But the sight of my flannels and shoe
each was followed by the rank and fortune of this vast metropolis, u
received all the honours which could be derived from the preseace of the Soon hurries me back to despair!
noble and the opulent, from poets and philosophers, proud of avowing their Come, wheel me away to my nest,
connection with departed worth and intellect, and anxious to testify their There let me in dreams yet partake
respect even for the perishable remains of extinguished genius.' Yet to Of those dainties, the choicest and best,
neither has the liberality of the Legislature, nor public spirit, erected Which fly me, alas! when awake:
lasting memorial, though each by bis labours had become self-ennoble A flask near my pillow, too, place,
and conferred on the country of bis choice a degree of splendour whid .: Since old Sherry (Maderia's now out)
will not for ages be eclipsed. There are busts and portraits and Is considered not bad for my case,
gravings of both ;- the Portrait of John Hunter, by Sir Joshua Rei And half reconciles me to Gout.
nolds, appropriately placed in the theatre of his glory, for its identity a features and profundity of character, has long challenged the admirati
of the world, and is undoubtedly one of the chef-d'ouvres of that delicte FINE ARTS.
ful artist. t The faithful resemblance of Mr. West, by Sir Thors Lawrence, his distinguished successor in the Royal Academy, is a
fessedly one of the most successful efforts even of that tasteful and WORKS OF THE LATE PRESIDENT.
chanting pencil, which has carried the triumph of British art into his TO THE EDITOR OF THE EXAMINER.
the capitals of applauding Europe. SIR,—The cause which I have been pleading in your Paper had been Cuvier, the justly celebrated comparative anatomist of France, w maintained with so much ability and zeal by a gentleman, whom, not long since made a Baron of the empire ; and, to the everlasting hoor withstanding his assumed Italian garb, I found no difficulty in recog. of Pope Pius the Seventh, Canova was created Marquis of Ischide mizing (ex pede Herculem) to be also the author of the eloquent with an income to support the dignity-at his decease the Venetian pamphlet to which I have before alluded, that I ought, perhaps, to apolo-erected a cenotaph to his memory, and a splendid tomb has been reart gize for having already taken up so much of your space ; but as, al. to him by the grateful admiration of Rome. The ashes of John Han though without any personal interest in the disposal of Mr. WEST's Pic- and of Benjamin West, repose without a monument; an attempt to nas tures, I feel a more than ordinary anxiety for the issue, I trust that I shall | by public subscription even a statue of the latter, for the decorations not be accused of a superserviceable zeal, if, while the subject is " coram some public square or appropriate scite in the metropolis, totally failed judicibus," I proceed with my remarks, and firstly witli the parallel though it was to be executed by a sculptor of first-rate powers which, in my last communication, I endeavoured to draw between two of friend of the excellent Canova. I-Your's respectfully, the most distinguished men of the age in which they lived.
Nov. 10, 1825. There appears to be a sort of consanguinity amongst men of extraordinary talent, since it is observable that, however widely they may be separated, and however different their pursuits in life,-50 severed' and
* In the year 1802 this title was justly conferred on Mr. W. by so dissimilar, that by no possibility can there accrue any especial benefit
Central Museum of the Fine Arts in Paris. to either from the labours of his contemporary, there yet exists be
| + Well known also by the admirable print from the graver of Sharpe tween them a reciprocity of regard, and a communion of sentiment, as