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land, has become in fourteen genera- cuttings, do not grow hardier by time, tions as strong and as vigorous as our ina and as the experiment on Zizania points digenous plants are, and as perfect in all out the road, to sow the sceds of these its parts as in its native climate.
and such like tender shrubs, as occasiSome of our most common flowering onally ripen them in this climate? Foure shrubs have been long introduced into teen generations, in the case of the zizathe gardens; the Bay tree has been cul. nia, produced a complete habit of suctivated more than two centuries; it is ceeding in this climate, but a considera mentioned by Tusser, in the list of garden able improvement in hardiness was eviplants inserted in his book, called “500 dent much earlier. Points of good Husbandry,” printed In plants that require some years to in 1573.
arrive at puberty, fourteen generations is The Laurel :sas introduced by Master more than any man can hope to survive; Cole, a merchant, living at Hampstead, but a much less number will, in many some years before 1629, when Parkinson cases, be sufficient; ind in all, though a published his Paradisus Terrestris, and complete habit of hardihood is not al. at that time we had in our gardens tained, a great progress may be made tooranges, myrtles of three sorts, lauris- wards it in a much less time; even one tinus, cypress, phillyrea, alaternus, are generation may work a change of no butus; a cactus, brought from Bermudas; small importance; if we could make ihe and the passion flower, which last had myrtle bear the climate of Middlesex, as flowered here, and showed a remarkable well as it does that of Devonshire, or particularity,' by rising from the ground exempt our laurel hedges from the dane near a month sooner, if a seedling plant, ger of being cut down by severe frosts, it than if it grew from roois brought from would be an acquisition of no small conVirginia.
sequence to the pleasure of the gentle, All these were, at that time, rather Dia!, as well as to the profit of the tender plants: Master Cole cast a gardener. blanket over the top of his laurel in The settlemens lately made at Neit frosty weather, to protect it; but though Holland, gives a large scope to these nearly two centuries have since elapsed, experiments; many plants have been not one of them w.ll yet bear with cer- brought from thence, which endure our tainty our winter frosis.
climate with very little protection, and Though some of these shrubs ripen some of these arrive at puberty at an their seeds in this climate, it never bas early period; we have already three froin been, I believe, the custom of gardeners the south point of Van Diemen's Island, to sow them; some are propagated by where the climate cannot be wholly suckers and cuttings, and others by imwithout frost: mimosa verticillata, euported seeds; consequently, the very calyptus hirsuta, and obliqua. The first idencical laurel introduced by Master of these appears to have produced Cole, and some others of the plants eny- flowers within eight years of its first inmerated by Parkinson), are now actually troduction; but as a settlement is now growing in our gardens; no wonder then, made very near the spot where the seeds that these original shrubs have not be of these shrubs were collected, we may come hardier, though probably they reasonably hope to receive further supe would have done so had thev passed plies, and, among them, the winterania through several generations, by being aromatica, an inhabitant of the inhospiraised from British seeds.
table shore of Terra del Fuego, which Is it not then worthy a trial, as we Mr. Brown has discovered on the south find that plants raised from suckers, or part of Van Diemen's Island also.
REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.
Volume I. of a Selection from the NIelodies of work includes a union of Original English
different Nations, including a few Popular Poetry, by David Thompsoti, with all Airs, by celebrated Auihors. Adapted for the most admired airs of the most disa the Piano-forte, by Brzio Clementi. 155. tinguished vocal composers of various E have been nuch gratified by the countries, embellished with nerv symphoa
nies and accompaniments, by the ingepublication, which we unreservedly pre. nious and scientific Editor. The ud dict will form a valuable addition to our vertisement to this volume, (which, we stock of vocal music. The plan of the ought to notice, is ornamented by au
2 6 2
W Perucal of the first volume of a
Review of New Musical Publications. [April 1, elegant frontispiece, designed by the proving exercise. We do not doubt author of the words) announces a second that the composition will meet the gevolume in the course of the present neral approbation of piano-forte peryear; which, if it proves a worthy com formers, panion of its precursor, will complete Twenty-eight familiur Airs, and two easy an admirable collection of national mis.
Duetts, for the Piano-forte; by T. cellaneous melodies. It is but justice Haigh. 6s. to Mr. Clementi to say, that he has These little pieces, which are accomformed this collection with great judge panied with suitable preludes in the ment; the specimens are not only chosen major and minor modes, are composed with a strict regard to the distinction of and arranged in a style calculated to fanational character, hui attention bas cilitate the progress of young performers. been paid to the individual claims of ex To secure this laudable object, Mr. cellence, and the specineus are at once Haigh has not only consulted the conas highly beautiful, as strongly charac venience of the juvenile finger, but has teristic. We are particularly supported attended to the allurement of the ear; in this assertion, by the striking and en and his work will be found as entergaging features of “The Troubadour," a taining as useful. Spanish air; “Though no Mines,” a Ve
“ Julia to the Wood Robin," an admired Air, netian air; “ The Remembrance," a
arranged with Variations for the PiunoScottish air; “ Light are the lIcarts,” an
forte; by L. Jansen. 15. 6d. Irish air; and “ The Georgian Captive,” These variations are written with ease, a Persian air; in all which the qualities and greet the ear with a gratifying fluwe have noticed are highly distinguish- ency. They are six in number; as many, able. The pieces are fourteen in num. perhaps, as the extreme simplicity of the ber; and the words of each song (the subject would properly permit
. The jutruly poetical spirit of which is so ho venile student may derive improvemens nourable to the talents of the author,) from their practice, and the adult need are separately given in the page imme not be ashamed of listening to them diately following the music; and the
with pleasure. whole is printed with a correctness and
Six new Il'altzes for the Piano-forte, with an elegance, which declares the spirit and
Accompaniment for the Flute, (ad libi. assiduity of the proprietors.
tuin;) by F. Fiorillo. Number I. of a Set of Minuets, allemands, Mr. Fiorillo has displayed in the geo
Il'altzes, Garots, and English Dances, for neral style of these Waltzes, a freedom. the Piano-forte, or Parp, with an Account of fancy, and a skill in arrangement, (as paniment for the Fluté, (ad libilum.)
regarding the relief necessary, to be Expressly composed for Mr. D'Egrille's Scholars, and dedicated to him by his sought in six movements of the same
time) which reflect considerable credit Friend, f. fiorillo. 2s.
on bis qualifications as a composer of Mr. Fiorillo does not inform us to what extent le designs to prosecute the in
pleasing trifles. The second, fourth, and tended work, of which the pages before
fisth, will, in our opinion, excite the parus form the first number; but if its fol. ticular notice of the tasteful auditor. lowing portions are equal to the sample Six Country Dunces and Thirteen Walizes of which we now have to speak, the pub
for the Piano-forte, composed by Beet
horen. Ss. 6d. lic will willingly give the composer coilsiderable latitude. Invention, science,
Some of these little pieces are cerand taste, as far as the rature and
tainly worthy of the ingenious and scipuro
entific pen from which they flow; but pose of the undertaking would allow, are Indubitably displayed; and the inge entitled to the same favourable descrip
we by no means think them universally nuiiy and variety of the whole, will not fail to strike every real judge of good tion. Air is not always one of their incomposition.
gredients; nor are the passages without
exception so turned, as to .point out “Lieber Augustin," with new Pariations for their great author.
the Piano-fosit, composed by M. Norbert Weisnr.
“Maicnce Walse," with Variations for the Mir. Wcisner has given to
Piano-forte; by Geiinek. 28. 6d. Augustin," ten attractive and happily Though we do not profess to be pardiversihed variations. They have the ticularly struck with this “Maience compound merit of lending much brilli. Walse," we should scarcely be justified in ancy of effect to the theme, and of af. not allowing it more than mere ordinary fording to the juvenile finger an im- merit. Mr. Gelinek has evinced consis
derable taste and good management in publication to the stu dious attention of his own province; and the publication the advanced practitioner. will, doubtless, be very acceptable to Number 1. of three Sonatas for the Pianomost practitioners on the instrument for forte; composed and dedicuted to Miss which it is intended.
Stephenson, by J. Woelf. 35. 6d, Three Romances for the Piano-forte ; com: The general character of this Sonata posed by J. Field. 48.
is, familiarity and clearness of style. Mr. Field's taste, ingenuity, and sci- None of those extravagant eccentricities, ence, are, we must in candou say, con to woich Mr. Woelfl's extensive power spicuously displayed in these luomances. of execution too often tempted his ima. The passages, separately considered, are gination, exhibit themselves in the preflorid and brilliant; and the general con: sent piece. The whole lies within the nection and effect, worthy of his known sober bounds of nature and reason; and qualifications as a piano-forte composer. furnishes an exercise for the finger, as We do not hesitate to recommend this agreeable as improving.
TABLE of all the PUZLIC ACTS passei in the First SESSION of the FIFTH PARLIAMENT of the UNITED KINGDOM-53 66). III. or 1813. N.B. The figure after the title express's the number of sh:ets of which the Aet consists;
and every shcet is sold for THRELPENCE. New BRIDGES.
Buckdun, co, Iluntingdon.-7.
Wike, co. York.4.
Waterbeach, co. Cambridge.-7. don, to the opposite bank in St. Saviour,
Elvetham, co. Southampton.--5. Surrey.--1.
Whittington and Newton, with Docker,
co. Lancaster.---5. Over the river Slaney at Wexford.ml, Over the river Slaney,
at Ferry Car Abergele, St. Asaph, Rhydlan, Dia rig.-1.
sertli, ileliden, and Rhydlan, co. Dens Over the river Thames, at the Savoy, bigh and Flint.--4.
Dundraw, co. Cumberland... New INCLOSURES AND DRAINAGES.
Feltwell, co. Norfolk.-9. Geist, co. Norfolk.---0.
Clirow, co. Radnor.-6.
Turweston, co. Buckingham.-5.
Whitney, co. Hereford.---.
Stockton, co. York.-7. Haburgh, co. Lincoln - 4.
Downton, co, Wilts,--6. Buglawton, ci). Chester.---5.
Llandyrnog and Llangwyfan, co. DenRolleshy, co. Norfolke---3.
bigb.---4. Melksham, co. Wills.-~0.
Cascob, Ednol, and Kinnerton, co. Stonleigh, co. Warwick
Radnori.6. Ashley, co Stafford.-5.
Aughton, co, Lancaster.-5. Ecchinswell, co. Southampton.--4. Milhorne Port, C.), Somerset.--2. Stow Bedon, e. Norfolk, -6.
Kirkburton, co. York.-5. Laughton, co. Sussex --5.
Spalford and Wigsley, co. Nottingham. Hardingham, co. Norfolk.-6.
North Kelsey, cu. Lincoln.--8. Wraxall, Nailsea, and Bourton, co. Everton, Scaftworth, Gringley-on-theSomerset. -6.
Hill, Misterton, and Walkeringham, co. Skelton, in Cleveland, co. York.---3. Nottingham.--. Long Ashton, co. Somerset.--5. Platfield Chace, and parts adjacent, Rampisham, co. Dorset.-4.
co. York, Lincoln, and Nottingham,--4. Flint, co. Flint.-6.
East Bediont, co. Middlesex.--0. Waterbeach Level, co. Cambridge. Undermilbeck, co. Westmoreland.-5. Steeple Ashton, co. Wilts.-5.
Isleworth, Meston, and Twickenham, Thurgoland, co. York.-j.
co. Middlesex,-- 10. Uphill, co. Somerset.-4,
Burghwallis, co. York.-5.
Progress of British Legislation in 1813. (April 1,
Chevington and Chedburgh, coó Suf-
Great Horningsheath, co. Snffolk. Winterbourne Moockton, co. Wilts. Brigham, co. Cumberland. Withington), co. Gloucester.
Cockermouth, co. Cumberland. Cotterstock cum Glapthorn, co. Nor Setmurthy and Embleton, co. Cumber: thampton.
St. John, co. Cumberland.
Streiton Grandsome and Egleton, co:
Upper Elkstone, co. Stafford.
Boxtead Hall, co. Essex,
Kennet, co. Cambridge.
Wood Ditton, co. Cambridge.
Fastrington, co. York.
Tasburgh, co. Norfolk.
St. Mary, co. Suffolk.
Llanfihangel, Generglyn, and Llangan-
felin, co. Cardigan.
Westmill, co. Hertford.
Longstanton Saint Michael, co. Cam.
Little Gransden, co. Cambridge.
Meldreth, Melbourn, and Whaddon, Wramplingham, co. Norfolk.
Frampton upon Severn and Slimbridge,
New Poor Bills.
For the better relief and employment ton, co. Sussex,
of the poor of Saint Mary Islington, co. Eartham, co, Sussex.
Middlesex, and for building a workFarlington, co. York.
house.--1. Icklingham, co. Suffilki.
The bamlet ot Mile End New Town,
For erecting a workhouse in the town
For the better relief and employment Ledbury, co. Hereford.
of the poor, and for the enlargement of Flyford Flavell, co. Worcester. the burial grounds in St. Leonard, ShoreGreat Horkesly aud Rivers Hall, co.
ditch, co. Middlesex.-15. Essex.
For the better relief and maintenance Knowle, co. Warwick.
of the poor, and for making a more adeGreat Rissington, co. Gloucester. quate provision for the rector of St. Mata
Cwmyoy and Llanthony, co. Mon. thew, Bethnal Green, co. Middlesex. mouth.
For the better relief and employment Ebrington and litcoat, co. Glouces of the poor within Colneis and Carlford,
co. Suffolk.--3. Amberley, co. Sussex.
For better assessing and collecting the Much Coward), co. Hereford.
poor rates in St. Giles's, Camberweli, co. Fairburn, co. York.
Surrey, for repairing or rebuilding the Morley, co, Nortolk.
parish work house, and purchasing ground Woodton, co. Norfolk.
for a cemetery.-7.
** Having now recorded the whole of the Public and Private Bills passed in the
lust Session of Farliament, we shall in our next give the Anulysis of those passed in the present Session.
not come to
VARIETIES, LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL,
Including Notices of Works in Hand, Domestic and Foreign. Authentic Communications for this Article will always be thankfully received THE following letter did
greater disgust from advancing a dishohand in time to appear in its pro•
nest claim to merit ikot his own, than the per place, among the articles of Corre. very eminent individual in question ; spondence; we feel it due, however, to who, in the bighest ability in the exercise Mr. GROVESNOR, to deviate from our of his arduous profession, unites the most general arrangement, for the purpose of generous spirit, the most simple manners, rendering justice to him, and to an im- and a conduct purified from every taint portant Discovery:
of ostentation and vain-glory. Sir-Observing at page 158 of your
W. STUART SACKVILLE. last number of the Monthly Magazine, a Uleaster Park, March 20, 1814. paragraph which seems to imply, that Mr. Grosvenor of Oxford has assumed a The TENTH annual exhibition of the false claim with regard to the merit of Society of Painters, in oil and water cothat remedy for deafness, which has been lours, is expected to open in Spring Garso successfully adopted by him, I hope dens, with additional variety and into be allowed, through the medium of creased interest, on the 25th of April. your widely-circulating publication, to We understand, Mr. GLOVER bas rerectify any such conception respecting sumed his water colours, and that he this very eminent surgeon, which the will have many beautiful pictures in both public may be led to entertain. And styles. Mr. CRISTALL and several old this, I apprehend, will be the most meinbers have also been making great satisfactorily performed, by giving a exertions. There will be a series of in. plain and simple statement of the cir. terior views of the favourite buildings in cumstance as it really took place. Oxford, by MacKENZIE and Pugly,
A few months ago, Count Orloff came finished in so minute and exquisite a to Oxford, for the purpose of consulting style, as to form a new era in the art : Mr. Grosvenor professionally; and find and a large picture of the Judgment of ing him remarkably deaf, he recom Solomon, by laydon, which has occu. mended the prescription that has now pied that ingenious artist nearly three obtained so much notoriety; and Mr. G. years, and woich combines a variety of adopted his advice, and after repeated excellencies, trials was restored almost to the full en The Princess ELIZABETII, whose litejoyment of his hearing. This restoration rary and inventive powers have often was so singular and unexpected, as ne. been displayed through her pen and pen. cessarily to excite a considerable interest cil, and which have always done so much in Oxford and its neighbourhood, and a credit to her genius and exalted rank, vast variety of applications were made to bas, we are informed, been long engaged Mr. G. to ascertain the medical system in a series of biographical sketches, which pursued by him for his recovery.
Mr. to a future age are likely to constitute Grosvenor thought, that the most satis the secret meinoirs of a considerable factory and beneficial course that he part of her father's eventful reign. Ma could adopt, would be to print the par- ny beautiful drawings and engravings, afticulars of his case and of the remedy fer exquisite designs by this illustrious adopted and applied by him. This he lady, already admin the collections and accordingly did, and distributed the libraries of the mobility; we understand, copies gratuitously in the wide circle of however, that she has latterly been enhis friends, and the neighbourhood of gaged chiefly in painting subjects of naiuOxford.*
ral history, a branch of art which she now Having been myself a pacient of prefers to works of mere imagination. Mr. Grosvenor, at the time, and resi We learn also that her Majesty has dent at Oxford, you may rely upon the evinced royal munificence in her rich co'accuracy of this starement; and I think lection of illustrated books, in her newly myself bound in justice tó add, that I formed and spiendid library at Frogmore. know no person who would shrink with Her majesty's select library at the castle
* We wish Mr. G. had enabled us to evinces her taste and acumen in matters convey his case to the public, by favouring of general literature: but her library at us with a copy.
Froginore is an example worthy of being