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The warmth of his heart, and the steadiness of the metropolis struck off with wonderful accuracy his attachment to his friends, were indeed not less and amusing effect. His rustic figures are no less remarkable than his high intellectual qualities. He true and excellent. In his larger work, The Royal had a marked part in that circle so eloquently de- Palaces, the engravings are splendid, and the text scribed by Mr. Macaulay, “ in which every talent replete with talent, whether applied to graphic reand accomplishment, every art and science had its mark or antique anecdote and research. His Wine place.”
and Walnuts (originally published in the Literary Mr. Allen has died worth about £7000 or £8000, Gazette, and then collected in three volumes,) atof which he has bequeathed £2500 to the descend-tracted much public notice, and induced him to start ants in his mother's second marriage, named Cleg- a weekly periodical of his own, which was called horn, and resident in the western states of Ameri- the Somerset House Gazette, but lasted only for one ca. The sum of £1000 and all his medical books year. The pains he bestowed on his anecdotical and manuscripts are bequeathed to his intimate inquiries were extraordinary ; and every little incifriend Dr. John Thompson, Emeritus Professor of dent and fact which he stated, if capable of confirPathology in the University of Edinburgh. In re- mation, were as carefully investigated as if he had spect to his other manuscripts his wishes are ex- been composing national history. This gave great pressed in the following terms :
value to his pictures of elder times, his biographical “ I bequeath to Col. Charles Richard Fox all my sketches, and touches of manners. Latterly he manuscript journals, diaries, and letters, with the communicated some agreeable papers to Frazer's exception of such as have been already devised to Magazine, in which it is believed the last of his liteDr. Thompson, of Edinburgh. I know that my rary essays have appeared. manuscript collections, which were made for pur- During his long career Mr. P. was intimately asposes that I cannot hope now to execute, are of no sociated with all the principal artists of the time, value to any one but myself; but I am loath to de- and also with very many of its literary ornaments. stroy them while I am still alive, and having the His conversation was original, instructive, social, same confidence in Colonel Fox which I had in his and entertaining, and caused his company to be father, to whom I had formerly bequeathed them, much courted by all who could appreciate these I am sure he will take care that they fall into no agreeable qualities. He was connected with the late hands after my death where they can be used to my Mr. Ackerman, and the suggester and main-spring discredit.”. His Spanish and Italian books are left of many of that worthy publisher's most successful to Dulwich college. The will is dated Oct. 29, undertakings, from the issue of a print to the institu1842
tion of the famous subscription for the sufferers in
Germany. His mind, indeed, was ever full of cu. Henry Nelson COLERIDGE, Esq.-Jan. 26. In rious projects; but perhaps his perseverance was Chester place, Regent's Park, Henry Nelson Cole- not equal to his invention, and fortune did not reridge, Esq., M. A , Barrister at Law.
ward his efforts so liberally as to bless his closing Mr. Nelson Coleridge was the son of Colonel days with the independence his genius so richly deColeridge, a brother of the poet. He married his served. cousin, a daughter of the poet, a very learned and He was, we believe, the son of a respectable accomplished lady; she published some years ago leather-seller ir. Holborn, and displayed so early and a translation of the “ History of the Abipones,' strong a predilection for the arts as to induce his from the Latin of Dobrizhoffer, and more recently father to place him on trial with a clever draughts. a beautiful fairy tale called “ Phantasmion.” He man and print-colorer. But when the time came was educated at Eton and at King's college, Cam- that he should be bound an apprentice, much as he bridge, where he was elected Fellow, and gradua- liked the pursuit, he refused to accept the master; ted B. A. 1823, M. A. 182– He accompanied his and at fourteen left him in disgust because he had uncle, the Bishop of Barbadoes, on his outward called his word in question! This sense of respect voyage, and the result was a work entitled “Six and right grew up with William Henry Pyne ; and Months in the West Indies in 1825," originally to the end of his life, though afflicted with much published anonymously, but with his name in the suffering, his temper was placid and amiable, his third edition, 1832, which is one of the series of conduct affectionate and unworldly.- Literary Gaz. Murray's Family Library.
He was called to the bar by the Hon. Society of It is with much regret that we inform our readers the Middle Temple, Nov. 24, 1826 ; practised as an of the sudden and painful death of the Rev. Samuel equity draftsman and conveyancer; and was ap- Kidd, M. A., the talented Professor of Oriental Litpointed Lecturer on the principles and practice of erature in University College. The Rev. gentleequity to the Incorporated Law Society.
man fell down in a fit of epilepsy on Monday mornIn 1830 he published an Introduction to the Study ing, and died before any assistance could be rend. of the Greek Classic Poets.
ered him. He was an erudite scholar and a sincere In 1836 he published the Literary Remains of Christian.-Court Journal. Mr. S. T. Coleridge; and he has since been the editor of several other posthumous editions of various portions of his great relative's writings.
man and Company As an artist, Mr. Pyne possessed a great facility Egypt, as the birth-place and cradle of his art, of pencil, and a charming taste and fancy for natu- must ever be a country of peculiar interest to the ral and picturesque objects, whether animate or in- | Architect; but if he is also an antiquary, the atanimate. His publication in quarto entitled “ The traction is irresistible. Mr. Wat visited Egypt Microcosm of London” is a most pleasing perform- partly for professional improvement, and also to ance, and the character of the varied population of | gratify a liberal curiosity. The result of his inves
tigations leads him to conclude, that many incor- kind of knowledge; and Mr. Pulling gives ample rect opinions are current regarding Egyptian anti- details respecting the regulations of the port of quities, and particularly as to the age of some of the London, the conservancy of the Thames, the pubmost interesting monuments. In his very elegant lic markets, the Exchange, &c. He has made eswork, Mr. Wathen, with diffidence, submits these tensive researches, and compiled his volumes with views to the judgment of the public. This is the considerable method. We can, therefore, confioriginal feature of the volume. It is embellished dently recommend this “Practical Treatise" to the with architectural and other plates, mostly taken attention of our readers. Monthly Magazine. from the magnificent works published by the French and Tuscan goverrments, and with tinted lithograph plates from views made by the author.Tait's Magazine.
SELECT LIST OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS, 2. History of the Hawaian or Sandwich Islands,
embracing their Antiquities, Mythology, Legends, Discovery by Europeans in the Sixteenth Century, ral History of the Holy Land. By Jobn
Pictorial History of the Jews, and Natuand Political History, from the Earliest Tradi- Kitto. tionury Period to the Present Time. By James History of Etruria, Part I. By Mrs. HaJackson Jarves, Member of the American Oriental milton Gray. Society. There is always something intensely interesting
Closing Events of the Campaign in China. in watching the gradual development of civilization By Capt. G. G. Loch. in any country, and we know of none of the little The History of Gustavus Vasa. green spots of earth rising out of the bosom of the A Visit to the East, comprising Germany ocean for the habitations of man where this is more and the Danube, Constantinople, Asia Mi. true than of the Sandwich Islands. Considered as bearing upon the interests of France, England, and nor, Egypt, and Idumea. By Rev. Henry America, these islands are of vast political import- Formby, M.A. ance, yet to the eye of the philanthropist and the Acts of the General Assembly of the philosopher, they furnish other material of abund. Church of Scotland, 1638–1842. Reprinted ant speculation and contemplation, and the history from the original edition, under the superwhich the American traveller and author, Mr. Jas. Jackson Jarves, has here given us, is as 'really in- vision of the
Church Law Society. teresting in its arrangement and management as in Wrongs of Women. By Charlotte Eliits material. Writing from personal observation, zabeth. we have a faithful description from the best means
FRANCE. of its attainment, since no hearsay evidence can equal that of the bodily organs; and while the pre- La Russie en 1839 : par le Marquis de sent is displayed in the colors of existing truth, the Custine. Paris. past has been narrowly investigated to furnish its
Esprit de l'Economie Politique : par Ivan own history. Thus Mr. Jarves has produced a really capable and interesting work, into which is Golowine, Auteur Russe. Paris. crowded a vast mass of inforination, of which per- Histoire de Jeanne de Valois, duchesse haps the most important feature is the theology of d'Orleans et de Berri, reine de France, the land, though its domestic usages might seem to roundatrice de l'ordre des Annonciades: rival such a preference.—Metropolitan.
von Pierquin de Gembloux. Paris. 3. A Practical Treatise on the Laws, Customs, and
GERMANY Regulations of the City and Port of London. By Alexander Pulling, Esq., of the Inner Temple. Synoptische Taseln für die Kritik und 8vo. London : Stevens and Norton.
Exegese der drei ersten Evangelien : von This Work may be read with advantage, not J. G. Sommer. Bonn. only by the citizen of London, but by every person who wishes to obtain a comprehensive notion of
Uebersetzung und Auslegung der Psalm. the present state of the last relic of the old munici-en, für Geistliche und Laien der Christlh. pal institutions of this country. These institutions Kirche : von Dr. A. Tholuck. Halle. are extremely curious, and well worthy the study Das wahre Geburtsjabr Christi, oder wir of the politician. The explanation, however, of the sollten 1862 anstatt 1843 schreiben: von functions of the Lord Mayor, the Common Council, the Aldermen, is more than a mere object of curi / W. D. Bloch. Berlin. osity. These names are almost of daily occurrence
F. Passows Vermischte Schriften. He in life, and comparatively few are acquainted with rausgeg. von W. A. Passow. Leipzig. the whole extent of their duties. To those who feel a desire to rescue themselves from this state of
SWITZERLAND. ignorance, we cannot recommend a better guide Ueber Johannes Marcus und seine Schrif. than Mr. Pulling. He will tell them all they need know, not only of the principles on which the city ten, oder welcher Johannes hat die Offenis governed, but also of the mode of administering barung, verfasst : von F. Hitzig. Zürich. justice; its courts, its police, prisons, &c. The Anecdota zur neuesten Deutschen Poilo. laws relating to the poor are also very fully sophie und Publicistik von Br. Bauer, L. detailed in the volume before us.
But the most Feuerbach, F. Köppen, K. Nauweаeb, A. important portion of it is, perhaps, that in which the machinery of commerce is entered into. The Ruge und eineigen Ungenannten, herausgeg. public, we repeat, have long been in want of this von A. Ruge. Zürich.