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song to which we have already al arranged under the three general luded—“ The Wedding Bells," the heads of doctrinal, practical, and music of which is exceedingly experimental. So that a reader pretty.
who is interested in sifting any
questions which may be referred to THE WEDDING BELLS.
any of these categories, will have How sweet the music of those bells,
an opportunity of perusing the exThey strike the charmed hour,
planations and remarks which the That soon by holy mystic spells Shall weave its wreath of power.
most exalted genius, the deepest And two fond hearts for ever bind,
learning, and the most sincere piety That long have loved in vain:
The selections are Oh! raise your tones, and on the wind made in general with an impartial Pour your most joyful strain.
spirit. How sad the music of those bells;
Each note but seems to mour, And tales of past endearment tells, That never can return.
ART. XIV.-History and AntiquiSweet mother, sisters, father-all
ties of the Cathedral Church of My childhood fondly knew,
Hereford, illustrated by EngravYe birds that chirp'd unto iny call, Ye flowers and streams, adieu !
tngs, &c. By J. Britton, F. S. A.
4to. London : Longman & Co. Yet dear to me those sprightly bells,
1831. No sound e'er half so dear Hath rung from sea-nymphs' coral shells, We scarcely have taken up Or from celestial sphere.
publication of Mr. Britton's, for a Though home and its delights begone, Yet'tis our nuptial day; '
long time, without encountering in Though tears will come-yet here is one
the preface, a complaint either of Will kiss those tears away.
the general neglect with which his The journal must so well re
works are treated, or of some illi
beral conduct which he has met commend itself, that we need not
with in the course of his most vasay another word in its favour. It has our best wishes for its success.
luable pursuits. We regret to say, that in the present instance a griev
ance of the latter sort has occurred, Aet. XIII.-Anthologia Sacra ;
to put his good temper to the test.
On application to the Dean of or Select Theological Extracts,
Hereford cathedral, for permission on Subjects Doctrinal, Practical,
to survey the church and examine &c. By the Rev. B. Gilpin, and
its archives, Mr. Britton expressed W. H. Valpy, Esq. 1 vol. royal
a hope that his reverence and the 8vo. London : Valpy. 1832.
clergy would patronize an underThe plan and execution of this taking in which they were so deeply work will, we are confident, re interested. The Dean, who, we commend it to every British family, suppose, had a very natural fear whether at home or abroad, who about him, as to the stability of his desire to possess the best possible revenues, flatly told the antiquarian description of the truths of the
not to trouble himself about HereChristian religion, and the most ford cathedral, for that he was quite eloquent counsels and exhortations
sure (and no one could doubt his to practise it. Selections are made authority) that the publication from what may be called the mo which Mr. Britton had in view, so dern fathers of the church, and are far from compensating him for his
losses, would only plunge him note 'their respective quantities. still deeper into expense. The Mr. Moore may take it for granted, laity, however, of Hereford were that whoever wants to know the roused to indignation, and they English of a Latin word, will also be prevailed on Mr. Britton to prose- very much obliged by being told cute his labours. The result is how to pronounce it. now before us, and we are happy to say, that neither the frowns of the Dean, nor his inhospitable and un- ART. XVI.-On Indigestion and kind treatment of the meritorious Costiveness, with Hints, &c. By stranger, have in the slightest Ed. Jukes, Surgeon. degree embarrassed the pen or the pencil of Mr. Britton—for his long MR. Jukes deserves the esteem drawn aisles, his pointed windows,
of his country for the valuable inand his matchless perspectives, vention, which he claims, of the stopreserve all the majesty and melan
mach pump. The nature of the choly beauty of his former repre
volume before us, however imporsentations of cathedral structures.
tant to the best interests of society, The history which be gives of
is still not exactly susceptible of a the cathedral is as copious, as eru
public explanation. But Mr. Jukes dite, and as interesting as he usu
proposes a very simple remedy for ally makes this part of his illustra
a very serious class of complaints ; tions.
he enforces his play by the soundest arguments, and some coloured
plates in the work, will very famiArt. XV.- Dictionary of Quo- liarly set before the eyes of his tations from various Authors,
readers the anatomical process, by Ancient and Modern. By Hugh a knowledge of which he seeks to Moore, Esq. London: Whit
render his system of treatment intaker & Co. 1831.
telligible to all. Tuis dictionary is so much the more valuable than that published
Art. XVII.— Remarks on the Conby Mr. Macdonnell, inasmuch as it
dition of Hunters, the choice of includes, in a revised form, all the quotations which that gentleman
Horses, &c. By Nimrod. 8vo. had collected, together with a great many more that have been gathered This work consists of a collecby the labours of the author himself. tion of papers which appeared in The translations are, in every instance succession, a few years ago, in the where we have tested them, per- Sporting Magazine. They exhibit fectly correct; and the explanations a perfect acquaintance with the mawhich occasionally accompany them nagement of horses, in all their are necessary, and at all times diversified employments—and that, useful : but there is one omission too, as the result of long experiin both dictionaries, which is, to our ence, the best teacher of science. minds, so great an imperfection, The style is very lively, and somethat we wonder how it should bave times very humourous; and to those escaped two such practical men as who, condemned to the smoke of a Messrs. Macdonnell and Moore. city, have a yearning for country The deficiency we speak of is, that delights, this book would be a of marks over the syllables, to de- source of very great amusement.
It abourds with pointed and well lastly, of having given a degree of cold anecdotes ; and, upon historical attraction to the science, which canmatters, it exhibits a very extensive not fail to multiply the number of acquaintance with learned works. its votaries. This work, although
very acceptable, and very well suited
to the youthful mind, is still well ART.XVIII.— Popular Lectures on
worth the attention of all to whom the Vertebrated Animals of the
the subject of Geology is still a British Islands. 8vo. pp. 96.
novelty ; for here they will find Birmingham : Wrightson, 1831. the elements of that most interest
ing branch of knowledge, developed Tuis pamphlet contains the sub
in a manner that is calculated to stance of a brief series of Lectures
encourage them to a further prosewhich were, at a recent period, de cution of its phenomena. The livered at a Mechanics' Iustitution
plates by which the work is illusin Birmingham. We have read
trated are numerous, and are exethe whole of these Lectures with
cuted in the most perfect style of the greatest pleasure ; and we modern engraving. Those who strongly recommend them to the
desire to combine in their new perusal of those whom the curious
year's presents the valuable with science of animal physiology can in the beautiful, will find it their inthe slightest degree interest. We
terest to look after the very attraclament extremely to observe the
tive work which we have now dedesponding tone, in which the au
scribed. thor speaks of the manner, in which his oral lectures were received. A man devoted to such sublime studies as he is engaged in, should be above Art.XX.-David, a Poem. Large the influence of such vicissitudes as 8vo. pp. 32. London: Longthose to which life is ordinarily man and Co. 1831. subjected.
There is in this poem one most meritorious quality, which we most
earnestly hope will form a preceArt. XIX.-Geological Notices dent for future bards of equal preand Glimpses of the Antient
tensions with the one before usEarth. By Maria Hack. 8vo.
to wit, the agreeable brevity of its pp. 393. London : Harvey and
dimensions. The plot of the metriDarton. 1832.
cal piece is founded on the scripIn this admirably executed work, tural account of the balmy effect of we have only another specimen of the music of David's harp on the the power of art and industry, in heart of Saul, when it so chanced facilitating the study of sciences, that the “evil spirit from God was which appear to a beginner pedantic upon Saul." In disdaining the and repulsive. Miss Hack may con trammels of rhyme, and in carrying gratulate herself on having stripped out his meaning over an extensive Geology of all its difficult techni surface of hexameter verses, the calities—of having rendered its author has shewn a very decided principles intelligible to those minds preference for the manner of Milton. which never would have gone But in every other respect, the atthrough the labour bitherto iodis tempt of the modern bard to repensible for its acquirement, and, semble his most illustrious prede
cessor is not attended with that which has been anonymously flung success which either he himself into the market, with a view, we would desire, or we should wish suppose, of trying how far such him to attain. Most heartily do we periodicals would succeed amongst hope, that in these verses, some por- us. It is destitute of those luxuries tion of the community may find a of the graphic art, that constitute source of amusement, or, peradven- the chief attractions of those yearly ture, of intellectual profit; for to works which now abound in this us, we must candidly declare, the country, its only pretence to attracbook is a sealed volume, just as tion on the score of illustration, novel to our senses and to our ap- being a frontispiece of rather indif. prehension, as the retrograde periods
ferent merit. The letter-press, of the Hebrew style.
however, in some respects compensates for this deficiency; for as a
source of varied and highly attracART, XXI.- The Biblical An- tive amusement, the Chameleon
nual ; containing a Fourfold yields to no annual publication of Translation of the Book of Ec
the time. Poetry and prose mingle clesiastes, with Notes. 12mo. in pleasing diversity in this work ; London : Hamilton.
and from the serious to the gay, the 1832.
reader is transferred with a skill of We really cannot
arrangement, which materially condivine the
tributes to his pleasure. meaning of the author, either in publishing this small volume, or in giving it the name which he has
Art. XXIII.— The Family Topoplaced in his title-page. sists of translations of the Book of
grapher, being a compendious
Account of the antient and preEcclesiastes in four forms of Eng
sent State of the Counties of lish style; the one being the com
England. Vol. I. Home Cir. mon version, the other an interpre
cuit. By Samuel Tymms. 12mo. tation from the Hebrew; and the
London : Nichols. third and fourth being translations
1832. from the Greek and Latin ; all, however, being versions very nearly
The plan of topographical dealike, of the same original passages. scription which is developed in this If piety be the motive which has volume, appears to us to answer all led to the compilation of this work,
the objects for which such a descripwe readily forgive the editor ; but tion can be intended ; at the same sincerely do we pray, that literary
time that it is compiled in strict zeal may in future be directed by a
reference to the homely but useful judgment more experienced than principles of economy. The author he seems to possess.
successively describes the situation and extent of each county_its an
cient state—its interesting remains ART. XXII. The Chameleon.
-present condition and history. A
list of the natives is next given, 8vo. pp.312. Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd. 1832.
who, by their talents, their virtues,
or their crimes, have conferred on The Chameleon, though not put their names an honourable or an forth as such, must be considered ignominious distinction. The coun
a downright Scotch annual, ties included in the home circuit VOL. I. (1832.) No. I.
form the subject of illustration in able and agreeable information. We the present volume ; and the art of sincerely hope that such an amount compression which the author pos of encouragement will be bestowed sesses, has enabled him to compre on this work, as to stimulate the hend, in a very small compass, a proprietors to an uninterrupted convery interesting quantity of valu tinuation of the numbers.
MISCELLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE. Honey.-In a Treatise on Bees, toms, has at length been solved. recently published by a Scotch gen Zinc is the metal employed. Sheets tleman, it is calculated, that the of it are steeped in tallow, in which pasture of Scotland would maintain a small portion of verdigris is as many bees as would produce on mixed. It has been found, by the average 4,000,000 pints of practical experiment, that no adhoney, and 1,000,000 lbs. of wax. hesions of sea-weed, shells &c. take Three times the amount of each, he place on the outside of the sheeting. considers to be no unreasonable The Taret.—Mr. Brunel, the enestimate of what the three United gineer of the Thames Tunnel, lately Kingdoms would yield. Taking informed the Royal Academy of the price of honey at 5s. the pint, Sciences in Paris, that the machine and the wax at Is. 6d., the income called the Shield, employed by him arising from the industry of bees for boring, was first suggested to alone in this country, would amount his mind by the examination of the to more than three millions and a small insect the Taret, which carries half sterling per annum.
on its head a sort of shield, that March of Newspapers.-A news enables it to resist the action of the paper has just been started in waves, and to perforate large sticks Turkey, under the immediate sanc of timber under the water. tion of the Sublime Porte. The Durham College.—The Bishop journal is divided into two sec and Dean and Chapter of Durham, tions; one of which is to contain are about to found a College in the official intelligence, the other some part of that diocese, for the is to be devoted to articles of education of youth, and especially a miscellaneous nature, compre
of those destined for the church. hending the whole circle of Arts Appalling truth.-It has been and Sciences. The name of the clearly proved before committees of editor,rather an inconvenient one,we the House of Commons, that
young confess, for one that has to carry on a women in Ireland run about, or relarge correspondence, is Sheckzade main shivering in the most wretched Esseid Mehmed Essaud Effendi. hovels, in a state of absolute nudity:
Contagion.-Whilst the cholera and that the inhabitants of whole is said to rage in Sunderland, Wales districts have been driven by want, is the seat of typhus fever, and to the sea side, where they may Sussex of the small pox.
gather weeds, and to the fields, Ship's Bottoms.—The great pro where they may collect manure and blem which puzzled the miud of garbage, to obtain a temporary, but the first chemical philosopher of disgusting respite from the tormodern times, namely, a suitable ments of starvation. covering of metal for ship’s bot New Hot Bed. - At a late meet