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We have received some excellent music from Mr. Falkner, which shall be duly noticed in our next number.
Heath's Book of Beauty for 1836. Edited by the COUNTESS OF BLESSINGTON.
The van of these beauties is nobly led by a portrait of Lady Augusta Baring, painted by that clever artist, Chalon, R.A., and exquisitely engraved by Ryall. Her style of loveliness is perfectly regal, awing, whilst it captivates. “ The Lady Ashley” is touching, with a bewitching simplicity, and the fair-haired “ Caroline is the beauty of a heroine of romance. "" Lady Caroline Manse” is arch, and very lovely as a gipsey. There is no engraving inferior to this in the book. In the portrait of "Lady Agnes Byng" there is much of the look of bigh-bred fashion, still more of intellect. About the “ Dilemma” we have no doubts-she is charme ing. If we mention no more of these rich specimens of talent, the reader is not to suppose that they are not deserved. There is not a beauty booked for this “ Book of Beauty” that bas not some exquisite characteristic peculiarly its own. Every Englishman must turn over these leaves with as much pride as admiration, as he views what perfect specimens of loveliness his country can boast of. Switzerland. By WILLIAM BEATTIE, M.D. Graduate of the University
of Edinburgh, Member of the Royal College of Physicians, London, &c. &c. Illustrated by a Series of Views, taken expressly for this Work, by W. H. BARTLETT, Esq. Part XVII.
This publication still proceeds triumpbing—a strong phrase, but a strictly correct one. This, the 17th number, commences with a “ View of Thun," beautifully engraved by Wallis. It represents a quiet, rural, and apparently happy scene, made animating by the introduction of several appropriate figures. “The Lake of Brientz, with the Gesbach Cascade," is one of those sublime spectacles that Switzerland only can produce. Both the artists employed upon it have done it justice. “ The Pissevache Cascade,” a twilight view, is inimitably executed, and is a view of wild and solitary grandeur. l'he Baths of Gervais” is an extremely picturesque plate, and worthy of its companions. The doctor's letter-press sustains its high character, and is at once refined, dignified, and nicely-adjusted in all its varieties to the subject-matter.
The Keepsake for 1836. Edited by the Hon. Mrs. NORTON. The frontispiece to this collection of gems is entitled “ The Brighton Beauty," and is a bewitching portrait of one infinitely more bewitching--Miss F-e. The world should feel much obliged by perpetuating ever so faint a resemblance of a beauty, that nature deigns only to produce about once in an age.
We will not say that she is in the habit of breaking moulds such as produced this countenance, but she uses them very sparingly. The vignette title-page, a view of Villa Reale, is good. “ The Last Look,” by Paris, is one on which we would never willingly look our last. Of “ Camilla” we cannot speak quite so favourably. - The Smug. gler's Boat,” the frontispiece to Moonshine, is a spirited view, exquisitely engraved, and “ The Favourite Flower,” after Stothard, is one of that artist's best attempts. “ Count Rodolph's Wife” tells the tale that it is meant to illustrate admirably-it is by Leslie, R.A. The two views of " A Fire at Sea,” and of a ship being wrecked, are both in Turner's happiest manner, though, we must say, that be does not rig his ships so well as he paints them. We must not omit to notice with due approbation “ The Escape of Fenella,” by Chalon, R.A.: it is in all points good, and the artist's talent has been ably seconded by the engraver. “Fashion's Idol," and
the “ Hindu Girl,” will afford pleasure in being studied. Than that which this Annual affords, there could not be a more convincing proof of the rapidly-advancing state of the various arts that are requisite to produce a splendid engraving.
Finden's Landscape Illustrations of the Bible, consisting of Views of the
most Remarkable Places mentioned in the Old and New Testaments. From finished Drawings by STANFIELD, TURNER, Callcott, and other eminent Artists. Made from Original Sketches taken on the Spot, with Descriptions of the Plates, by the Rev. Thomas HarTwELL HORNE, B.D.
Tbis twentieth part contains, firstly, a view of the olive trees now standing in the garden of Gethsemane, with a part of the walls of Jerusalem. Report says, that these olive trees were in existence at the time of Christ : it must be therefore to the Christian a very interesting engraving. It is good as a work of art. The second plate represents the arched streets in the city of Jerusalem,-a very picturesque scene, and giving a correct notion of what the interior of that city of holy associations really is. Subsequent to this is a wide cbampaign view of where was once Laodicea, one of the seven churches-a beautiful engraving. The part closes with a vignette view of the “ Entrance to Petra,” the most romantic of the whole. Altogether, this is a very superior number.
Illustrations of the New Testament, from Original Paintings, made ex
pressly by R. WESTALL, Esq. R. A. and John Martin, Esq.; with Descriptions by the Rev. HOBART CAUNTER, B.D.
The above able artists having completed their illustrations of the Old, they have now, in this first part, placed before the public their illustrations of the New. Well as the wood-cuts have been executed in all the former numbers, we have always expressed our opinion that they never did the remotest justice to the very skilful painters that furnished the subjects. Not that the cuts were bad in themselves, for the reverse is our opinion of them ; but from the very limited capabilities of the art of engraving on wood. The same remarks will apply to the present continuation : yet is each part extremely valuable for the small sum that it costs, only twelvepence for eight impressions, and as many well-written explanations.
THE COMMERCIAL RELATIONS OF THE COUNTRY.
Things remain much in the same state as when we last addressed our readers. The West Indian trade, as must naturally be supposed, is declining ; that with the East, thus far, looks well. In the Mediterranean there is nothing fresh, and the occupation of a part of the African coast by Europeans, does not seem to have given much impetus to commerce. If the French would act wisely, that is, beneficially for themselves and the rest of the world, they would immediately make Algiers a free port, unreservedly and completely free. We have had lately great arrivals of merchandize in the port of London; but we are sorry to remark, all, or almost all of it, in foreign bottoms. Our shipping interest is in a state of torpor. The expected rupture between France and America cannot involve Europe in a general war, and may be, nay, must be, beneficial to our carrying trade, as neutrals. Of our internal trade, we cannot say much that is favourable. Agriculture languishes dreadfully, and our vast accumulated capital finds no adequately remunerative employment. Every body appears poor, yet money is in abundance.
Dec. 1835.-VOL. XIV.-NO. LVI.
PRICES OF THE PUBLIC FUNDS,
On Tuesday, 24th of November,
Bank Stock, 210 half - Consols for Account, 91 hall.---Three per Cert., Reduced, 90 threeeighths.—Three and a Half per Cent., Reduced, 98 seven-eighths.-Exchequer Bills, 135. - lodia Bonds, 3 p.
Brazilian, 1824, Five per Cent., 85.-Columbian, (1824,) Six per Cent., 32 threeqoarters.-Dutch Two and a Half per Cent., 55 three-eighths.-Mexican, Six per Cent., 38, half.-Spanish, (Cortes) 48 three-quarters.
Money Market. In the early part of the last month, all the Securities, foreign as well as domestic, looked up. The Accountant General purchased Stock, Consols, for the West Indian claims at 91} at the early part of the month, and half a million at the latter part for 913. Both the Portuguese and Spanish Securities have improved; and, at this date, the Money Market is everywhere firm. The railway mania is increasing. We think that many of these speculations will turn out bubbles.
BANKRUPTS. FROM OCTOBER 27, TO NOVEMBER 20, 1835, INCLUSIVE. Oct. 27.-T. C. Greatorex, Charles Street, Salford, Lancashire, flax spioner.-T. Bishton, Grosvenor Sqnare, picture dealer.-J. Arnell, Kilsale, Shropshire, iron master. Edward Street, Hampstead Road, corn mer. Nou. 10.-W. Rogers, Watford, Hertfordchant.-B. Angle, Castle Tavern, Moorfields, shire, salesman.-G. Newman, Beulah Spa, licensed victualler.-J. Taylor, Charles Street, Norwood, Surrey, wine merchant.-J. Gibson, Grosvenor Square, coal merchant.-G. L. Hut- Northwich, Cheshire tavern keeper.-J. Watchinson, Essex Street, Strand, lodging house- son, Leeds, brewer.-W. Weare, Leeds, turkeeper. - H. Redbead, Kingston-upon-Hull, ner.-J. Beapland, Bradford, Yorkshire, timber linen draper.-R. W. Stephens, Wood Street, merchant.-W. Shock, Jan., Worcester, glove Cheapside, warehouseinan.-J. M'Gowan, Ger- manufacturer. rard Street, Soho, batton maker.-N. Shaw, Nov. 13.-W. F. Ogilvy, Oxford Street, groManchester, leather factor.-J. Green, Liver- cer.-W. Llewellyn, Cow Cross, iron founder.pool, ship chandler.-G. P. Ditchfield, Liver- T. Parnell, Plymouth, draper.-W. Bishop, pool, grocer.-R. Miller, Norwich, tobacconist. Cheltenham, mercer. -W. Dixon, Scarborough, draper.
Nov. 17.-B. Ridge, Birmingham, general Oct. 30.-C. Flight, St. James's Street, tailor. factor.-J. Bevil, Harleyford Place, Kenning-R. Noble, Jun., Upper Belgrave Place, Pin- ton, auctioneer.-A. Molony, Sberrard Street, lico, corn chandler.-J. Topp, Charles Street, Sobo, wine merchant.-W. H. Gay, Stroad, Commercial Road, East, coal dealer.-W. and Gloucestershire, woollen draper.-R. Barber, J. Holman, Devonport, drapers.-R. S. Saxby, Cambridge, grocer.-C. Cooper, Liverpool, gro Chingford, Essex, miller.-S. Stocker, Baptist cer.-J. Garrett, New Road, Brighton, bailder. Mills, Gloucester, victualler.-W. Davies and -T. Ainsworth, Liverpool, victualter.-J. W. M. Davies, Oswestry, Salop, timber merchants. Gough, Dursley, Gloucestershire, stationer.
Nov. 3.-T. S. Flude, Trinity Square, wine J. Gribble, Ashburton, Devonshire, serivener. broker.-H. Rich, Lime Street, city, tea bro- -R. Lubbock, Great Yarmouth, ship builder. ker.-D. Frazer, Finsbury Square, ship owner. -C, Bond and W. Bond, Birmingbam, factors. -W. Polley, Union Street, Southwark, boot -J. Heap, Manchester, machine maker.-E. and shoe maker.-W. Davies and M. Davies, V. Blyth and C. A, Kell, Birmingham, factors. Oswestry, Salop, timber merchants.–J. Lyn. -J. Torley, Bilston, Staffordshire, ironmaster. ton, Cambridge, innkeeper.-R. C. Heigham, Nov. 20.-J. Jermain, Air Street, Piccadilly, Lakenham, Norwich, beer brewer.-W. Hen- bill broker. -- J. Wilson, Liverpool Street, derson, West Bromcburch, Staffordshire, iron Bishopsgate, upholsterer.-E. Farrar, Gaildmaster.-W. Hughes, Cheltenham, hotel keeper. ford Street, St. Pancras, apothecary.--S. Strong, -H. Coates, Colchester, cattle dealer.-J. S. Oxford Street, draper.-S. T. Probett, Derby, Sharpe, East Retford, spirit merchant.
printer.-W. Carr, New Malton, Yorkshire, Nou. 6.-W. W. Pierce, Northampton ca- linen draper.-T. Bloomer, Cradley, Stourbinet maker.-J. Greenbill, West Hamfrith, bridge, nail ironmonger.-W. W. Jenkins, Forest Gate, near Stratford, Essex, farmer.-G. Birmingham, brass founder. Baker, Biriningham, auctioneer.-S. Robinson,
J. Spiller, of Battersea, Surrey, Engineer, for an improvement or improvements upon boilers for generating steam, or heating water or other fluids for useful purposes. September 24th, 6 months.
W. S. Henson, of Chard, Somerset, Machinist, for certain improvements in certain machinery used for making bobbin net lace for the purpose, by such improvements, of making certain kinds of ornamented net or lace with such machinery. October 1st, 6 months.
E. Hoare, of Stonebouse, Gloucester, Clothier, for a method of preventing the darkness of colour which frequently occurs near the lists, as compared with the colour of the middle of woollen cloths, in the process of heating them in water or by steam on rollers. October 1st, 6 months.
J. Bullough, of Blackburn, Lancaster, Mechanic, for certain improvements in hand-looms and power-looms. October 1st, 6 months.
C. P. Devaux, of Fenchurch Street, in the City of London, Merchant, for certain improvements in smelting iron stone or iron ore. Communicated by a foreigner residing abroad. October 8th, 6 months.
A: Howard, of Stockport, Chester, Cotton Spinne and J. Scattergood, of Manchester, Lancashire, Machine Broker, for improvements in looms for weaving, whether worked by hand or by power. October 8th, 6 months.
T. Jevons, of Liverpool, Lancashire, Merchant, for certain improved machinery to be used in manufacturing bar or wrought-iron into shoes for horses, and also into shapes for other purposes. Communicated by a foreigner residing abroad. October 8th, 6 months.
R. Jupe, of New Bond Street, in the Parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, Middlesex, Upholsterer, for improvements in ornamental desert, flower, and other stands. October 9th, 6 months.
J. W. Fraser, of Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, Artist, for improvements in raising weights or substances from below to the surface of the water. October 15th, 6 months.
J. Bird, of Birmingham, Warwick, Gentleman, for an improved method of making and compounding printer's ink, paints, and other pigments. October 15th, 6 months.
S. Draper, of Basford, Nottingham, Lace Manufacturer, for improvements in producing plain or ornamental weavings. October 15th, 6 months.
D. Mushet, of Coleford, in the Parish of Newland, Gloucester, Iron Master, for a certain improvement in the art of making or manufacturing bar-iron or malleable iron. October 22nd, 6 months.
S. Holt, of Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, Gentleman, for certain improvements applicable to fire-arms. October 22nd, 6 months.
R. Barber, of Leicester, Cotton Winder, for an improvement in reels for reeling. October 22nd, 6 months.
S. Slocum, of the New Road, St. Pancras, Middlesex, Engineer, for improvements in machinery for making pins. October 22nd, 6 months.
J. Dyer, of Mark Lane, in the City of London, Merchant, for improvements in the materials used for fining or clarifying liquids. Communicated by a foreigner residing abroad. October 22nd, 6 months.
W. Patterson, of Dublin, Gentleman, for an improvement in converting hides and skins into leather by the application of matter obtained from a material not hitherto used for that purpose. October 22nd, 6 months.
J. Baring, of Bishopsgate Street, in the City of London, Esquire, for a machine for combing or brushing wool, flax, and other fibrous materials, into teeth set in a cylinder, or otherwise, for the purpose of separating the longer from the shorter fibre. Communicated by a foreigner residing abroad. October 23rd, 6 months.
J. Walton, of Sowerby Bridge, in the Parish of Halifax, York, Frizer, for certain improvements for dressing, finishing, and setting the face on woollen or other cloths requiring such process. October 23rd, 6 months.
G. Baxter, of Charter House Square, Middlesex, Engraver, for improvements in producing coloured steel-plate, copper-plate, and other impressions. October 23rd, 6 months.
MONTHLY METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. Kept at Edmonton. Latitude 51° 37' 32" N. Longitude 3'51" West of Greenwich. The warmth of the day is observed by means of a Thermometer exposed to the North in the shade, standing about four feet above the surface of the ground. The extreme cold of the night is ascertained by an horizontal self-registering Thermometer in a similar situation. The daily range of the Barometer is known from observations made at intervals of four hours each, from eight in the morning till the same time in the evening. The weather and the direction of the wind are the result of the most frequent observations. The rain is measured every morning at eight o'clock.
23 48-38 29,69-29,53 W. & S.W. ,325 Generally clear, except the even. showers of rain. 24 52-43 29,67-29,59 S. b. W. ,225 Generally cloudy, showers of rain in the aftern. 25 55-37 29,68-29,30
Morning overcast, rain from 1 till 8 o'clock p.x. 26 52-42 29,39-29,23 S.W. & W.b.s. ,725 Morn. clear, aftern. eloudy, with a shower of rain. 27 49-36 29,78-29,62 W. b. N. ,025 Generally clear.
(of rain. 28 48-30 29.95-29,88 W. & S.W. Generally clear, except the even., heavy showers 29 55-39 29,98-29,84 S. & W. b. S. ,25 Generally clondy, shower of rain in the night. 30 47-28 30,12-39,08 N.W. ,025 General overcast, rain from 5 P.M. till I A.x.
31 57-44 29,88-29,83 E.b.S.& N.b. E. ,65 Rain gen. all the morn., aftern.and even, overcast. Nov.
1 46-36 30,14-30,07 N.bE.&W.EN. ,05 Morning overcast, afternoon and evening clear.
Rain from 6 till 8 A.M., aftern. and even. clear. 4 43-38 30,01-29,98 S.E.
Generally cloudy, a shower of rain in the night. 5 42-34 29,93 29,87 S.E. & E.b. N. ,05 General overcast, except the evening. 6. 43-26 29,89-29,84 N. b. E.
Generally cloudy, shower of rain in the evening. 747-26 29,98-29,95 N. b. E. & S.E.,025 General overcast, shower of rain in the aftern. ; 8 48-37 29,94-29,85 N.W.
,25 Generally clear. [raining from 5 till 10 P.N. 9 41-36 30,14-30,00 N.E.
General overcast, rain from 12 noon till 2 P.». 10 40-32 30,30-30,22 N.E.
(otherwise clear. 11 44-31 30,31-30,24 N.bE.&N.bW. General overcasi, a few drops of rain at I o'clock, 12 45-33 30,18-30,14 N.N. b. E. ,025 Morn. overcast, a shower of rain about 7 3.2. 13 43-33 30,27-30,25 N.bE.&N.bW. ,05 Rain gen. from 5 till 8 A.M., otherwise overcast. 14 44-33 30,13-30,01 N.W.
Generally cloudy, rain gen. from 1 till 4 pv. 15 46-37 30,04-30,01 N. & N. b E. ,025 General overcast, few drops of rain in the morn. 16 45-33 29,97-29,91 N.
General overcast, rain generally from 9 till noon. 17 48-33 29,87-20,83 W. & W. b. S. Generally cloudy. [wind very boisterous. 18 54-40 29,78-29,65 W. b. s.
General overcast, rain at times during the day, 19 49-33 29,95-29,87 W. b. S. ,075 Generally clear. 20 51-32 29,95-29,90 S.W.
Morn. overcast, a few drops of rain about 9 A.M. 21 55-46 29,85-29,84 S.W.
Generally cloudy, raining about 9 o'clock p.m. 22 55-47 29,79-29,75 S.W. ,025 General overcast, a shower of rain in the night.
AURORA BOREALIS.-On the evening of Wednesday, the 18th of November, we had a more intense light than I ever before remember to have seen from the Aurora Borealis, extending from the Western point of the horizon to the N.N.E. ; the bank of clood from which the light proceeded was of a curved form, rising to the highest aboot due North. From eight till near midnight, the light was at its maximum; during the whole time I observed no coruscation.
SPOTS ON THE SUN.---The numerous and large spots at present on the solar disc, are well worthy of attention. Quære:-has the disturbed state of the solar atmosphere during the past few days, any connexion with the perihelion passage of Halley's Comet? which I have not seen since the 15th of November? Edmonton.
CHARLES HENRY ADAMS.
We have great pleasure in announcing to the public, that the spirited and enlightened inhabitants of Islington and its immediate neighbourhood, have recently established a union, under the name of The Islington Literary and Scientific Society." We lend ourselves willingly to the views of the committee of this institution, as they are desirous of making the institution more extensively known than they believe it to be at present, and to explain to their friends its claims on their consideration and support; actuated as well by a desire that the inlabitants of Islington