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A Treatise on Isometrical Drawing. By T. Sopwith. Isometrical Drawing has been too much neglected by architects and landscape gardeners. Yet it has advantages over common perspective in many respects. This work is most ably executed, and very handsomely got up; and we have no doubt will draw the attention of the public and of scientific men to the subject. We have had occasion often to regret the want of such plates in plans of gardens and scenery; which can never be so clearly or fully represented in any other manner.

Recollections of the Eighteenth Century. By the Marchioness of Crequi. 2 vols.The editor of this work had the misfortune to fall in the way of a sagacious bloodhound of a reviewer;* who kept doggedly on his track till he overtook him in a Parisian cemetery, and stripped him of his stolen spoils. In other words, he proved that Mad. de Crequi, the pretended author of these Memoirs, is a fictitious personage, formed of an Anne Le Fevre d'Auxy, who was born in 1700, and a Renie Charlotte de Troulay, born 1715. From this duality, the editor has extended the life of our lady from 1700 to 1803, for the purpose of exciting astonishment that one and the same lady should have been presented to Louis XIV. in 1713, and to Buonaparte in 1801; but as she quotes books that were never published till 1817 (as the Memoirs of the Marquis de Dangeau), we cannot believe that her mortal thread was cut during the peace of Amiens; and we are anxiously looking in the Journal de Paris, in hopes of hearing of her presentation to the court of the patriotic successor of Charles the Tenth. Should she amuse her hundred and twentieth year by writing any more Memoirs of her early life, which we hope she will, we would humbly advise her, if her eyes still retain their lustre, to correct the press herself; to change her editor, translator, printer, and compositor, et hoc genus omne, down to the lowest demon's smallest imp; and further, we beg her to recollect if she may not by mistake have post-dated the period of her nativity; and by such a mistake, whether we do not lose many interesting anecdotes of Cardinal Richelieu and Anne of Austria?

their design, and imperfect in their execution, as to afford but little rational pleasure to readers. We warn our young friends most seriously against forming a taste for novel-reading, a taste which is too easily acquired, too fondly indulged, and too reluctantly relinquished. There is scarcely any thing which tends so much to weaken the mind, to impair the taste, and to give false and dangerous associations to the imagination.

Siege of Vienna, from the German of Madam Richler. (Library of Romance, Vol. xiii.) Such novels as the above, however spirited and clever in some of the details, are so totally inconsistent in

• See Quarterly Review, No. cii. p. 391.

Life of Prince Talleyrand. 2 vols.This book is one of the wretched fabrications which are constantly going on in Paris: but it is too indecent, too mendacious, and too dull, to answer the sordid purpose for which it was intended. It is only fit to lie by the side of Madame de Crequi and Harriet Wilson.

Octavia Elphinstone,

a Manx story, and Lois, a drama. By Miss Anna Tablant. 2 vols. To say that the story of Octavia Elphinstone was not a work of talent and knowledge, would be contrary to truth; but it is not sufficiently clever to pay the trouble of the perusal in these steam-boat and rail-road days, when we can bestow only minutes, where our ancestors cheerfully gave hours or weeks. The story is good in parts, but very defective as a whole. The great fault lies in the disproportion of the different parts; the introductory being infinitely too minute and particular for the measure of the remainder; and the cliff scene we wholly repudiate.

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Historia Technica Anglicana, &c. By Thomas Rose.-Mr. Rose may be quite assured that he is in error in his use of the word Anglicane, and we advise him to correct it in his next edition. As a Memoria Technica, we have no doubt but that his book is carefully executed; we only pause before we can give our assent to the advantage of forcing such histories into the memory of young people. For, after all, what is gained is only a number of names learned by rote, affording no exercise to the mind, no instruction to the reasoning powers, and placing facts and circumstances in the room of

motives and principles; but if it is thought necessary to get at the fruit, by first cracking the shell in the manner here prescribed, we think Mr. Rose's book is better arranged than most of his predecessors, whose deficiencies he has supplied, and errors corrected.*

Lives of eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus. By W. Macgillivray. 12mo. This is too abridged a work to afford due information on the subjects on which it treats. The author has not availed himself of the sources of information within his reach; nor does he appear to have studied with care and attention the great original treatises which can alone afford the knowledge which he is to impart to his readers. We have lately read with great attention the entire works of Pliny the naturalist, in the original lanFrom his work we pronounce guage. that Mr. Macgillivray has not done the same. If he has, we are ready to enter the lists.

*We will tell Mr. Rose one fact, which he does not seem to be aware of in his account of the Druids :-that their sacred missletoe was a very different plant from the missletoe of our trees and orchards. We do not know that this fact has ever been observed by the historians of our British trees; but the fact is so.



The many splendid specimens of the art of Glass Staining with which several ecclesiastical buildings and noblemen's mansions have been embellished by Mr. David Evans of Shrewsbury, have completely disproved assertions made some years since, that the powers of this ancient art had formerly extended beyond the hope of future emulation. The mys tery of this beautiful art, once considered as entirely lost, has been effectively revived by Mr. Evans, who has recently given additional proof of his taste and talents, in a magnificent window erected in the Church of Hornsey. This production, for general beauty of character, imposing dignity, and richness and depth of tone in colouring, stands unrivalled by any previous efforts in glass staining, and entitles the artist to the highest rank in this class of his profession.

This splendid window, displaying all the rich and mellow tints of the finest specimens of the old masters, consists principally of two tiers of lights, contain

Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare before Sir Thomas Lucy.— Among the original productions of Shakspeare, hitherto unknown to the world, the author of the present volume (W. S. Lander?) which abounds in a most recondite vein of wit, gives a song, of which the two concluding stanzas are as follow:


"Some tell us the merman Can only speak German, In a voice between grunting and snoring; But Catharine says, he had learnt in the [our tars, The language, persuasion, and oaths of And that even her voice was not foreign; Yet when she was ask'd how he manag'd to hide [tide, The green fishy tail, coming out of the For night after night above twenty; "You troublesome creatures," old Catharine replied,

"In his pocket-wont that now content ye?"

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St. Peter possesses much gravity of expression; he holds his symbol, the keys, in one hand, and a book in the other, having green flowing drapery lined with yellow.

St. James is a particularly fine figure, having a visage full of noble simplicity. perfectly characteristic of the doctrines contained in his beautiful epistle; he has a blue vest and gold drapery, with his insignia, a club in one hand, in the other the Holy Scriptures.

St. Jude, bearing his Epistle, has a look of persuasiveness. His drapery, is of deep purple, with an elegant robe of light yellow, thrown in beautiful folds over his right shoulder.

St. Paul is rich in colouring, and commanding in attitude; penetration, and firmness are depicted in his countenance; he sustains his emblem, a sword, in his left hand, his right being uplifted in the act of exhortation, and his finger pointing towards Heaven.

The figures stand on rich gothic pedestals, surmounted by canopies of the most delicate crocketed tabernacle work.

full of interest and information. The original drawings were made by Mr. Samuel Daniell, brother to the painter, during a residence of several years in Ceylon. In the ante-room are several small pictures of interesting subjects derived from the East, painted by the same accomplished artist.

The three principal compartments within the pointed arch of the window are filled with designs of "The adoration of the Shepherds," from Guido; "The Wise Men's Offering," by Rubens, the colouring of which is very rich; and in the apex is "The Annunciation," from Carlo Maratti. These subjects, with the ornamental designs that occupy the minor portions of the tracery, harmonize beautifully with the figures below.

In three of the side windows of the Church are shields encircled by ancient mantling, &c. containing the armorial bearings of the Bishop of London, Lord. Mansfield, and C. W. Towers, Esq.

H. P. We have been highly pleased with a Panoramic picture of the Capture and taming of Wild Elephants on the Island of Ceylon, painted by WILLIAM DANIELL, R. A. and now exhibiting at the room of the Society of Painters in Water Colours, at Pall Mall East. In the first place the natural scenery of the country is excessively beautiful, an expanse of mountain, and highly diversified surface, with rich forests, a river, and the distant ocean. The animating scene of entrapping and capturing a numerous herd of elephants, which attracts visitors from all parts of India, is exhibited in all its several parts, together with the various discipline which the gigantic brutes have afterwards to undergo before they can be reconciled to the yoke. Their struggles not unfrequently terminate fatally. The most remarkable trees of the country are also accurately depicted, as flourishing in their natural habitat. It is altogether a scene

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tian Keepsake, the Rev. W. ELLIS.

-Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book for 1836, with Poetical Illustrations by L. E. L.-Friendship's Offering.

New Works announced for Publication. The Warwickshire Domesday, with an Introduction, Biographical Notices, Lists of the Saxon and Norman Possessors of Land, and copious Indexes. By Mr. W. READER, of Coventry.

A Memoir of the Rev. WILLIAM CAREY, D.D. more than forty years Missionary in India. By the Rev. EUSTACE CAREY.

Recollections of the Private Life of General Lafayette. By M. H. CLOQUET, in French and English.

A Volume of Sermons. By RICHARD WHATELY, D.D. Archbishop of Dublin.

A History of British Quadrupeds. By THOMAS BELL, F.R.S.

Missionary Remains; or Sketches of the Lives of Evarts, Cornelius, and Wisner, successively Secretaries of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

Scripture Biography. By ESTHER COPLEY.

Westmoreland, Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland Illustrated, Part 24. Travels and Adventures in Eastern Africa. By NATHANIEL ISAACS, Esq.

The Rev. H. CAUNTER is engaged upon a New Series of the "Romance of History;" also a Second Series of his Ser


The First Volume of the long expected edition of Cowper, by DR. SOUTHEY, containing a new Life of the Poet, will appear early in October, enriched with superb engravings.

Schleirmacher's Introduction to the Dialogues of Plato, translated from the German. BY W. DOBSON, M. A.

A Novel entitled "Plebeians and Patricians. By the Author of " Old Maids." Marco Visconti, an Historical Romance, translated from the Italian. By MISS CAROLINE WARD.

The Child's Own History of France. By W. LAW GANE,

A Treatise on the Liver. By W. E. E. CONWELL, Surgeon of the Madras Establishment.

LIEUTENANT HOLMAN's fourth and concluding volume of Voyages and Travels round the World.

A History of the Conquest of Florida. By THEODORE IRVING, Esq.

It is proposed to establish an Annual Premium for a Series of Essays on the History and Privileges of the City of London. The subject of the First Essay, we understand, will be the Life and Institutions of the English Legislator, Offa, King of Mercia.

Annuals for 1836.-Shoberl's ForgetMe-Not.-Mrs. Hall's Juvenile ForgetMe-Not.-The English Annual.-The Oriental Annual.-Flowers of Loveliness, from Designs by E. T. Parris, Esq. with Poetical Illustrations, by the COUNTESS OF BLESSINGTON--The Chris


The laws recently enacted in France for the subjugation of the press, may render the following summary of the circulation of the Parisian journals, given from the returns of last January, of some interest; as, in all probability, many of them will become extinct before the expiration of the present year.

On the 1st of January last, 34,153 copies were daily sent through the Post Office. The numbers despatched from Paris previously to that period were as follows:-In July 1834, 35,677-1833, 39,510-1832, 47,614-1831, 56,1641830, 41,042. There has been a considerable falling off in the country circulation of some of the political journals. The Gazette de France, which in 1831 sent daily to the country 10,160 copies, has now fallen to 5,370; the Quotidienne has fallen from 4,449 to 2,930; the Débats, from 7,804 to 5,444; Constitutionnel, from 13,606 to 6,316; the Temps, from 6,338 to 4,316; the Journal du Commerce, from 1,123 to 768; the Messager, from 1,675 to 363; the Courrier, from 4,451 to 3,585. Le National, which was established in 1831, has increased. It had then 2,294 country subscribers; in 1832, 2,463; in 1833, 2,686; in 1834, 2,912. Its present circulation is 2,674. The journals now existing, which have been established since 1830, are La France, Le Rénovateur, Le Bon Sens, and Le Réformateur. The circulation of the Moniteur during five years has remained steady at 800. The Journal de Paris sent to the country in 1831 (including copies given gratis), 2,408; in 1832, 3,585; in 1833, 1,731; 1834, 1,183. The present number is about 1,000.


By the latest accounts from the Sandwich Islands, it appears that a "Gazette Extraordinary" had just been printed at Honolalu, in the island of Oahu, by a

vember, when its distance from the sun will be equal to 588,017, and consequently within the sphere of the orbit of Venus, having at the same time a considerable northern elevation above the plane of the ecliptic. Towards the end of November the comet will plunge amongst the rays of the sun, and disappear, and will not issue thence on the other side until the end of December.

Reverend Reuben Tinker, one of the missionaries, in the language of the natives. Oahu is the third island of the group in size and population, containing 520 square miles, and 20,000 inhabitants. The islands seem by these accounts to be fast progressing. Honolalu is the chief town of Oahu, and the residence of the King, of the foreign functionaries, and twelve or fourteen merchants, and has now upwards of 7,000 inhabitants. The advance of the natives in civilization has been rapid, and this has been entirely owing to the zealous labours of the missionaries. On their first arrival among the Sandwich Islanders they found them without a written language, and invented for them an alphabet (five vowels and seven consonants), established printing presses, printed books in the native tongue, founded schools, which now contain more than 50,000 learners, and built churches. The great necessity of a written language was disclosed by a question of one of the chiefs to the missionaries on their first arrival, who inquired whether they must all learn English to be understood by the Deity. The difficulty of adopting a new language in order to become a Christian had occurred to the sagacious mind of the unlettered chief, and unless they could have a written language all attempts to Christianize them would be evidently futile. This was the conviction of the missionaries, and the result was as above.

It appears that this comet pursued the same path in 1607 which it is traversing the present year. Its re-appearance, in 1682, as foretold by Dr. Halley, was of immense astronomical importance. Some accounts state that its tail was 30 degrees in length, and the disc clear and round as Jupiter. Halley predicted that it would re-appear in 1758, and accordingly it was observed at Dresden in December of that year, but was not generally observed until Its next the end of March following. appearance has been predicted to take place in the year 1911.

We have been much interested by two plates just published by the Rev. G. C. Gorham, one representing the relative position of Halley's Comet and the Earth, at five different times during the present half year; and the other the orbits of Halley's, Biela's, and Encke's Comets, compared with those of the Earth and Planets. Nothing of this kind had previously appeared, the map given in Gold's translation of Pontecoulant's Treatise on the Comet, being its apparent track among the Stars.


This remarkable comet, which has at different periods engaged the attention of the most renowned mathematicians and astronomers of Europe, was first seen at Rome on the 5th of August, and has since been observed in this country,-the time of its appearance thus corresponding precisely with astronomical calculations. Though it has been but slightly seen during the month of September, it will present an exceedingly interesting appear. ance at the early part of the succeeding month; particularly from the rapidity of its motion through the heavens. It will Earth the approach the nearest to on the 7th of October, when between Ursa Major and Canes Venatici; its distance then will be 2,282, or only 21 millions 679 thousand miles! which is rather less than 1-4th the distance of the Sun from the Earth. It will then be vertical to England, Prussia, and the Southern parts of Russia. On the 11th of Oct. it will be seen approaching the constellation of the Crown (corona borealis), a little the north of west, at an altitude of 30 degrees. It may be expected to arrive at its perihelion on the 7th No

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