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Casimir Bonjour, met with brilliant to an ambassador. Before he deand entire success, which it in many parts he is to have a farewell meetrespects deserved. The following ing with Adele, in the evening, in lines in the first act of this comedy the Bois de Boulogne, which joins express the moral of it:
the garden. Derville has appointed to
be there at the same time, to meet Si vous chassez toujours sur les terres
a lady, who he has the impudence to d'autres, Peut-être on finira par chasser sur les think will accept the assignation vôtres.
which he has proposed; but she
shows his letter to Adele. He The author's design is to prove comes, however, finds Charles speakthat the best way for a husband to ing with a lady, but does not recogsecure the fidelity of his wife, is to nise her, being prevented by Charles set her the example. Derville, retired from going near enough. He retires, in the country with his wife Adele, thinking too, that he has recogneglects her in pursuit of new nized the person, and even goes to conquests, in spite of the remon- stand sentinel, and hold his cousin's strances of his mother, who points horse. In the conclusion, Derville, out the folly as well as the injustice delighted that he has caught his couof his conduct, and even hints that sin in an intrigue, relates the whole the presence of his cousin Charles, an story to his wife and mother ; but amiable young man, who from his his triumph is not a little abated childhood had been brought up with when he learns from the latter the Adele, may be attended with serious real state of the case. He confesses consequences : but Derville depend- his errors, and promises to reform. ing on the virtue of Adele, laughs at The conclusion was highly aphis mother's apprehensions, and the plauded. more so, as Charles, a zealous student History, Memoirs, and Biography. of mathematics, sees in the most -Under this head we have not much beautiful face, only lines and angles. that is new or important. The death Charles, however, is not so insensible of Louis XVIII and the accession as Derville thinks; he has even drawn of Charles X have called forth a vast Adele's portrait, which he has in the number of publications, few of which lid of a snuff-box. Adele having have any more than a temporary insurprised him looking at this por- terest, though others, containing partrait, but without recognising it, is ticulars of the lives of both these curious to know whose it is; and her princes, may, perhaps, furnish a few maid having contrived to get the box facts for the historian. Count Segur in her hands, brings it to her mis- who has published several volumes tress, who opens it. The mother of a universal history, has given to comes in, while she has it in her the public some volumes relative to hand ; and Adele in her embarrass- the history of France, which are very ment says she has got Charles to highly spoken of. One of
the volumes, paint it, to afford an agreeable sur- containing the life of St. Louis, is prise to her husband, whose birth- sold as a separate work. No part o. day is to-morrow. The mother the expected Memoirs of Madame de causes the box to be replaced in Genlis is yet published; but it is Charles's room, and the husband, the probable the public will not have to wife, and Charles, being all as wait much longer for a work which sembled, she begins to speak of the cannot fail to be highly interesting, mysterious portrait. We know, says M. Ladvocat, the bookseller, having she, that you have privately painted purchased the MS. at the price of Adele's portrait, to surprise her hus- 40,000 francs. The Memoirs of Carband, make no further mystery, not, drawn up, as it is affirmed, from therefore, but produce it. Charles, his MSS. his inedited correspondence, disconcerted, presents it, and is com- and his writings, by P. Ė. Tissot, plimented by Derville on his talent is another of those attempts to imand the great resemblance of the pose on the public, of which there portrait.
have lately heen but too many siAdele and Charles are both sensi- milar instances at Paris. This book file that it is prudent to part, and the is very nearly a reprint of Memoirs
r accepts the place of secretary of Carnot, published at Brussels, in
1817. There is reason to believe partment some Observations on the plan that Carnot left no Memoirs in MS. of a Constitution; the leading artiM. Pigault-le-Brun has published cles of which he condemns, and says, his third volume of his History of “Let us return to the constitution France.
of our fathers, which so long renFine Arts and Antiquities.-Panc. dered France flourishing and happy." koucke has published the
M. Say, well known for many excond great portfolio of the Descrip- cellent works on political economy, tion of Egypt, containing No. 139 has published an interesting Memoir to 146. These splendid plates, of on the Origin, Progress, and probable the largest dimensions, represent the Results of the English Sovereignty in temples and the magnificent orna- India. Though it of course cannot ments of the Thebais. Another vo- contain any thing novel to English lume of the text is published at the readers, who are at all acquainted same time. M. Champollion, who is with the subject; it is otherwise in now at Turin, studying the splen- France, where the nature of the did collection of Egyptian Antiqui- English power in India is but ill ties formed by M. Drovetti, is going understood. A Notice sur Anvers to publish “ Letters to the Duc de by Mr. Garonne, is a short, but Blacas d'Aulps on that Museum.” interesting pamphlet: it contains The first letter describing the his- among other things some particulars torical monuments, with plates, will relative to Buonaparte's intentions appear very shortly.
in forming the great naval arsenal Voyages and Travels. -The fourth and basons at Antwerp. number of Freycinet's Voyage round Novels.We find several menthe World is published; like the tioned in the French Journals, but preceding it belongs to the zoolo- none by authors of any note, except gical department: no part of the “ The Gil Blas of the Revolution," narrative is yet printed. Mr. Mol- by M. Picard; whose name is a lien, author of Travels in Africa, pledge of the success of his work. has given to the world Travels in It is in 5 vols. 12mo. The TroubaColumbia, 2 vols. 8vo. As they con- dour, or Guillaume et Marguerite, tain the latest account of the politi- by Baron Ladoucette, is highly cal state of that country, they will spoken of, as presenting a faithful picdoubtless find many readers. A Dr. ture of Provence in the twelfth cenPichot, has in the press Voyage Lit- tury. Jean Perthus, or the Citizens teraire et Historique en Angleterre et of Paris two hundred and fifty years en Ecosse; the author is the trans- ago, is an attempt in the manner of lator of the complete works of Lord the Scotch novels, and gives a good Byron, and of the poetical romances picture of France and Paris at the of Sir Walter Scott.
time of the league. But the author Politics.—The change of system at has introduced a Baron de Malteste, the commencement of a new reign, who is much too fond of developing or rather we should say the aboli- his political views, and too superior tion of the censorship of the press, to those around him. When Sir which had been most unexpectedly Walter Scott places a personage of re-established at the close of the last his own creation among historical reign, has given rise to a vast num- characters, he takes care not to assign ber of pamphlets large and small; him the first rank.—The author it almost all of them directed against appears has in MS. other novels rethe Ministry ; one of the most re lative to various periods of the hismarkable of which is the New Reign tory of France. and the Old Ministry, by M. Sal The Dictionary of Discoveries is vandy. The enemies of M. de Vil- completed by the publication of the lele have played him rather an un sixteenth volume; and the sevenpleasant trick. On the publication teenth which entirely consists of of the declaration of Louis XVIII, tables. dated from St. Ouen in 1814, which was the precursor of the charter, The King of the Netherlands has M. de Villèle, at that time Member presented Gold Medals to Mr. Bowof the General Council of the De- ring and Mr. Vandyk, for their transpartment of the Upper Garonne, ad- lations of the Dutch Poets published dressed to the deputies of the de- in London.
Earth,” by K. F. Klöden, with seven While England is doing little or coloured plates, which has exeited nothing to promote the study of considerable sensation in Germany, the Sanscrit language and literature, and has induced the King of Prussia which from her political and com- to send the author a gold medal. mercial relations ought to excite the Messrs. Boisserée, of Stuttgard, have strongest interest; and while France published tenor twelve numbers of limakes the learned of Europe wait thographic engravings of their very too long for the communications fine and curious gallery of paintings, which they have a right to expect by the ancient German masters. from a country, which, besides the They are most worthy the attention treasures of its libraries, possesses of the artist and connoisseur; and so many learned men versed in ori- will convince them, we think, that the ental literature; we see in Germany German school merits a much higher works in Sanscrit, and upon the place in the history of art, than has Sanscrit, rapidly succeed each other, hitherto been assigned it. Though the equally distinguished by the merit Messrs. Boisserée's splendid work, the of the execution, and by the im- Cathedral of Cologne, is published portant aid which they afford to- at Paris, we rather mention here the wards the study of this new branch appearance of the second number; of Oriental Literature. is owing and have great pleasure in adding, to the enlightened and munificent that the King of Prussia has given protection of His Majesty, the King 100,000 dollars towards the comof Prussia, and the labours of M. pletion of that most splendid monuA. W. Schlegel and Mr. Bopp, that ment of German architecture, acGermany has for years taken the cording to the original plan. It is lead of all the other continental na highly probable that the Messrs. tions in the study of the Sanscrit. Boisserie, by their magnificent pubThe latter gentleman has just pub- lication, may have contributed at lished “ The Journey of Ardjouna least to induce His Majesty to adopt (or Ardschuna) to the Heaven of a resolution so truly worthy of a Indra, in (Sanscrit and German, by German sovereign. We regret that F. Bopp. A Comparative Analysis of the nature of our report does not the Sanscrit, and the Languages con- admit of our doing justice to this nected with it; by ditto; with other great work; but when the whole is Episodes from the Maha-Barata, now published, we may be tempted to first published in the original Lan- dwell upon it at some length; at guage, translated into verse : with present we will merely add, that the Critical Remarks. The third and text throws an entirely new light fourth volumes of Raumer's History on the origin and history of that of the House of Hohenstaufen have species of architecture, of which been some time published; the fifth the Cathedral of Cologne is perhaps and sixth, which will complete the the most glorious specimen; and work, will be ready by the end of that it is indispensable to all archithe year.-A Life of the celebrated and tects and others interested in these unfortunate Ferdinand Von Schill, subjects. by J. C. L. Hakem, chiefly com
RUSSIA. piled from inedited MSS., is a high Inquiries into the History of the ly interesting account of a man who Ancient Religious, Political, and Liwill long be remembered in the his- terary Civilization of the People of tory of the struggles of the Conti- the interior of Asia; especially of nent against the yoke of Buona- the Mongols and Tibetans, by Mr. parte. Though the German literati J. J. Schmidt. This work, among continue honourably to distinguish a great number of facts and curious themselves by the publication of use particulars relative to the history of ful books, in every department, and the two nations above mentioned, by valuable editions of the classics, and to the introduction of the reliwe have not lately met with any gion of Boudha among them, conthing that particularly commands tains also a great number of fanciour attention. We must, however, ful conjectures, and of etymologies mention the “ Elements of a new which cannot be maintained. Theory of the Formation of the
REPORT OF MUSIC. The Jewel-crowned Goddess is gotiation was commenced with Mastill wandering from town to town dame Catalani : that lady stipulated and from city to city (but not in to bring Rossini to conduct (which humble guise), avoiding only the she had no power to promise, it smoke and stir of this dim spot called afterwards appeared), six principal London and Westminster. At this singers, a leader, violoncellist, and present writing her chief priests, ma- double bass, and to divide the retrons, and virgins, are as far north ceipts with the Hospital, the comas Edinburgh and Glasgow, save mittee defraying all other expenses. only Madame Catalani, who is Had they assented, the Hospital wherever cash is to be got in ex would have suffered a heavy loss, change for her own notes. These and Madame Catalani obtained a however, if the newly created Cheva- very large profit. But they were lier (her caro sposo) is to be believed, wiser, and more faithful to their trust. have been at a discount lately, for They rejected the proposal with just Newcastle is reported to be a loss indignation, and engaged Madame (we know it to be a gain) to the Ronzi de Begnis, Mrs. Salmon, Miss good lady. But she really does suf- Stephens, and Miss Carew, together fer by conducting; for had she been with Messrs. De Begnis, Vaughan, content in her own proper departe Sapio, Terrail, and Bellamy. Mr. ment, and to take engagements, she Sapio was unfortunately seized with would certainly have thriven better; so severe a relaxation of the throat and as those places where she has not after his arrival in Norwich, as to be been have thriven the best, the ex- compelled to relinquish his engageample will prove even more fatal ment; and the committee commisprobably to her future fame and pros- sioned a gentleman to immediate pects.
ly to town to procure the assistance Just at the moment we closed our of Signor Garcia, who was brought last report, the Festival at Norwich down in time for the last two evenwas terminating. It is the opinion ings. There were six concerts and of the ablest judges, including many a ball, and his Royal Highness the of the most eminent professors, that Duke of Sussex was present at every it rivalled York in every thing but concert. He was most enthusiastinumbers, and even surpassed, in cally received. The room where the some respects, this, the most glori- concerts were held, was a very fine ous previous assembly of minstrelsy and spacious Gothic ball, consisting of this our age. The public spirit of a nave and two aisles. At one of the inhabitants of Norfolk and end an organ was erected by Gray, Norwich had been worked upon dur- a noble instrument indeed; which ing four years, through the principal has since been purchased by the Corjournal of that district (the Nor- poration. At the other an extensive wich Mercury), before the proposal gallery for patrons. Galleries were for a meeting was made at the board raised also in the side aisles, the of Governors of the Hospital, whose seats and the fronts of which were funds were to be assisted by this covered with the splendid crimson means. The pulse of the public was cloth used at the King's Coronation. felt-a guarantee of three thousand It is a curious part of this relation, pounds from individuals was obtain that previous to the festival upwards ed to guard against the possibility of of 2301. was raised by showing the loss. The patronage of the King building in a state of preparation. and three Royal Dukes (York, Sus- The hall was lighted with gas, and sex, and Gloucester) was granted; when filled, as it was on one of the the names of a large number of no- evening concerts, with more than blemen and gentlemen enrolled as two thousand well-dressed ladies and Vice-Presidents; and a Committee of gentlemen, the spectacle was splenManagement appointed, who went did beyond example. The music conardently to work. Sir George Smart sisted of the usual selections, and was appointed to conduct, and a ne went off with astonishing precision :
thanks to the unwearied attention performed modern, and at the other and taste of Sir George Smart. But ancient music. The festival lasted the capital perfection was the choral three days. We cannot forbear expart of the performance, which was tracting a very just, but quaintly extruly magnificent. His Royal High- pressed criticism, from one of the ness of Sussex, no mean judge of the local journals; with respect to Mr. art, was pleased to declare, that Braham, as highly endowed a singer although he was present at three of probably as ever lived, yet, fatally the Abbey performances, he had for his art and his age, deformed by never heard such effects before. The as monstrous faults. “His best secuvastitude of the Minster at York, it rity," says the critic, “ will be in was said by the professors who as- attending, we apprehend, to these sisted at both places, diminished the three things—not to sing too flat, volume of sound; and thus the Hall not to decorate too much, and never at Norwich being more compact, the to push his energies to a shout. Let results were not in proportion to him only be correct in his notes, numbers. Be this as it may, the chaste in his ornament, and limited amateurs of Norwich may well be in his strength, and if he cannot satisfied with being allowed a com preserve his elevation, he will at parison, and with so fine a series of least less slowly descend from his concerts. The patronage of the high station.". The receipts were so aristocracy fell off shamefully, but near the expenses as to leave nothing the spirit of the middle classes was for the charities. Mr. Braham and strongly excited, and declared itself Mr. Phillips gave back 30l. of their nobly. The receipts were includ- engagement, but their example was ing donations to the amount of not followed. Verily, some of our 6111. 185.) 6,762. Os. 6d.; the ex- musical friends would do well to repenses 4,3511. ls. 10d., leaving a recollect, that charity covereth a profit to the Hospital of more than multitude of sins. 2,4111., besides the property in the The Newcastle Festival came next orchestra, and music purchased for in succession. There Sir George the occasion.
Smart conducted, under an engageThe effects of the vocal band are ment, for Madame Catalani, who unchiefly attributable to the amateurs dertook the whole, stipulating to of Norwich, who formed a choral give the charity a fifth of the receipts. society, and, under the indefatigable We have in a former report named and able superintendence of Mr. Ed- the principal singers. Sickness, howward Taylor, also an amateur, as ever, thinned their ranks. Mr. sisted by Mr. Buck the organist of Sapio’s relaxed throat continued. Mrs. the Cathedral, were instructed so as to Bedford was Bedrid, Signor de Bega, sustain, in the manner above recited, nis was seized with ophthalmia, and almost the entire weight of the cho- Madame de Begnis with an indispo
The ball was crowded. sition to quit her husband, so that Eight hundred and eighty-seven all these mighty limbs were lopped pounds were taken at an admission off. Fortunately, Miss Goodall passof fifteen shillings, and no less than ed through on her way to Edinburgh, 711. 10s. for persons who gave five and was detained for the Messiah, shillings each to sit in the orchestra and the last evening, and was reand see the company. These parti- ceived with great eclat. She was culars may serve as useful informa- encored at night in Bid me discourse. tion to places who may desire to aid Still more fortunately, the Newcastle the funds of charity by means of audiences did not know how much music.
they lost in the absence of the De At Wakefield, were Mrs. Salmon, Begnises, whose singing surpasses all Miss Stephens, and Miss Travis, that we have of foreign art at this Messrs. Braham and Vaughan, Phil- moment. Madame de Begnis's exlips and Isherwood. The plan here ecution of Di Piacer at Norwich, is was singular in one respect. There described « as the finest specimen of being no room capable of containing consummate art” that ever was the expected company-two were heard, in “ the Critical and Historical opened—the Musical Saloon and the Record of the Festival,” an entire Concert House. At the one was journal (a curious attendant circums