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gifted; for while his fancy is richly 'usually attend compositions of this endowed, his taste is pure and re- class. fined. To complete his character, he M. Bochsa has arranged the Miis mild and unassuming; and his me- nuet and Gavot from Nina with yarit seems to be exceeded only by his riations for the harp. There is nomodesty. The concert exhibited thing particularly new in this piece; great variety; and presents a very nor does it contain any great difficulhonourable testimony to the homage ties of execution ; bụt it possesses

the which the English and foreign pro- animation and grace which peculiarfessors have alike paid to this gentle- ly characterize M. Bochsa's style, man's extraordinary talent, while and which bestow a charm on every the distribution and the disposition thing he touches. of the parts are equally creditable to Mr. Craven has adapted four Rohis own judgment.

mances for the harp, as some of the Mr. S. Wesley has since had a earliest lessons for that instrument. Concert in the small room at the M. Klose has adapted the airs Argyll Institution, which, during this from the Ballets of Nina, and Le present triumphant reign of Italian Carnival de Venise, with an accomand German music, was remarkable paniment for the flute. for an almost entirely English selec- The third book of the airs from tion. It was wholly vocal, with the Barbiere di Seviglia for the harp, exception of an air with variations, with accompaniments for the flute played by Signor Spagnoletti, and an and violoncello, has appeared. extempore performance by Mr. Wes- Mr. Latour has published selecley himself. In this department, he tions from the same opera, arranged is justly allowed to stand without a for the piano-forte and flute. rival; but on this night, though it A duet for the piano-forte, with well might be thought an extraordi- a flute accompaniment, containing nary display of ability, Mr. Wesley two airs from this opera, adapted by was not so great as we have heard Watts. him.. We lament that such a man A divertimento for the piano-forte should find a committee of professors and harp, by Naderman, arranged for indispensable to the support of his the piano-forte alone by Kiallmark. benefit concert, and that the small This piece is brilliant, without being room should be thought adequate to difficult, and contains mạch that will contain his audience. This is some- attract and amuse. thing very like a satire, not to say a Amongst the new vocal publicadisgrace to the dignified patrons of tions, are two duets, a quintett, and music, in a country where a foreign a song from Rossini's opera of Il professor, with uot a quarter of Mr. Turco in Italia. One of the duets Wesley's talent and erudition, can Per Piacere alla Signora is much in fill the largest saloon in the metropo- the style of S'inclinasse prender moglie, lis at a guinea admission.

though hardly so good. The song We lament to hear that Miss Hal- Presto amiche, is very florid, but is lande has broken a blood-vessel. Her inferior to his usual productions. voice was of great promise.

Dear Ohject of defeated Care, by H. M. Sapio, jun. is arrived from Craggs, is a pretty ballad, capable of Paris, and purposes to give a Concert some expression. shortly, at the house of one of the Gentle humble-bee, by M. P. King, nobility. He is a tenor singer. His is rather a singular composition. The tone is sweet and pure; his facility words follow each other so rapidly and fancy consideraħle ; and his man- (a semiquaver, with hardly any exner in English, French, and Italian, ception, being allowed to each), as to equally excellent. We should, how render the effect perfectly ludicrous. ever, perhaps, give the preference to Love is like the Rose, by Lanza, is his French Romances, which he sings an elegant little ballad. The openwith remarkable effect.

ing of it bears a slight resemblance The seventh number of the Qua- to one of the Irish melodies in the drille Rondos, by Meves, is light and eighth number. To our own recomelegant. It is adapted to performers mendation, we may add, that it has of moderate acquirements, without been sung by Mrs. Salmon, to whom the tameness and monotony which it is dedicated.



Russia.-According to the latest Stockholm has ofiered five prizes for estimation, there are 350 living au- subjects of painting or sculpture, ilthors in this country, about one- lustrative of the Northern Mythology. eighth part of whom are ecclesiastics, Among the most eminent Swedish but the far greater proportion consists artists are, Sandberg, the historical of persons of rank. Backmeister, in painter, Fogelberg, the sculptor, Van his Russian Library, computed that, Brede, a painter of history and porpreviously to 1817, there existed trait, Salmson, an engraver of gems, about 4000 different works in that Professor Linnell, an historical painter, language. In the extensive collection Snell, and Berggonen. of national literature belonging to the Bourdeaux.—The Royal Academy Academy of Sciences at St. Peters- of Arts and Sciences has this year burg, there were, in 1800, 3000 works proposed additional prizes for the two printed in the Russian tongue ; among best productions in poetry and paintwhich, only 105 belonged to the class ing each to consist of some subject of novels and romances. Since this serving to commemorate the birth of period, authorship has increased so the infant Duke of Bourdeaux. The much, that last year no fewer than reward for the former is to be a gold 8000 volumes were printed in this lan- medal, worth 300 fr.; that for the guage. Translations are very nume- painting will be 500 francs. No artists rous, particularly of dramas, novels, will be permitted to enter into coma works of imagination, and the belles petition for the latter, except such as lettres. There are newspapers and are either natives of, or residents in journals, both German and Russian, this city. The prizes are to be adpublished at St. Petersburg, Moscow, judged on the 21st of the present Riga, Revel, Abo, and other principal month. cities. At the first of these places Italian Literature.-A voluminous there are 15 printing houses, and 10 publication has been commenced at at Moscow.

Milan: it is intended to form a comA Poetical Journal,--entitled Die plete series of the best historical works Muse, has been commenced at Leip- in every language, and is entitled, zig, by Kind. One of the most im- Biblioteca Storica di tutti i Tempi, e portant articles that have appeared in di tutte le Nazioni. The first work it, is a specimen of a translation, by selected by the editor is Müller's Gen Nordstern, of Childe Harold, in the neral History of the World, in six Spenserian stanza of the original. volumes. Next, the History of the The writer, however, is not suffici- American War, by Botta, an author ently master of this difficult form of who has been called, by the journalversification. In addition to the poe- ists of Philadelphia and New York, try, this publication is intended to the Livy of the United States; and contain theoretical, polemical, and who has been universally admired, as satirical essays.

one of the most philosophical histoThe Bell and Lancasterian Systems. rians of the present age. To these -A work has appeared at Lyons, at succeeds the eloquent work of our tacking the system of education pur- own countryman, Gibbon: a very unsued in what are called, on the Con- finished and incorrect translation of tinent, schools of mutual instruction, him had before appeared in Italy ; condemning it as pregnant with dan- but this has now been entirely reger, and pointing out the mischiefs to written, and completed by Bertolotti, be apprehended from its adoption. the successful translator of many other The title of this work is, L'Enseign- English works.-Bettoni’s Lettere sui ment Mutuel Devoilé, ainsi que ses Giardini di Venezia is another public Jongleries et Pretintailles Revolution- cation, from the Milan press, deserva naires; ou l’Art d'affranchir l'Educa- ing of notice. In these seven epistles tion de l'Enfance de toute Influence (four of which have been before Morale et Religieuse !

printed,) the writer describes, in an Sweden.— The Society for the Pro- elegant style, the noble garden which motion of the Arts and Sciences at has been formed, of late years, in the centre of that city, the naturally ro- higher rank then it now fills, and to mantic situation of which it is well preserve many beautiful productions adapted to render still more pictu- of this kind from the oblivion to which resque, especially should those im- they are otherwise almost inevitably provements be made which Bettoni consigned. The 2d number, now suggests. He proposes that it should published, contains, along with a vabe embellished with monuments, sta- riety of scenes of every description, tues, temples, and other elegant deco- an exterior and an interior view of rations of art. This work is senti- the Theatre La Scala, and a design mental and poetical.-- The Cavalier of the beautiful curtain painted by Luizi Bossi continues to labour inde- the celebrated Appiani, for the private fatigably in the prosecution of his la- amateur theatre of the Filo Dramaborious work on Italy, Le Storia d'Ita- tici.-The anonymous Storia di Amelia Antica e Moderna. The twelfth rica, intended as a sequel to Segue's volume has just been published at General History, gives an account of Milan, by Giegler and 'Bianchi. It the moral and physical features of the begins with the overthrow of the New World. "The writer has borWestern Empire, from the time of rowed much from Humboldt, but has the acknowledgment of Theodoric, as not availed himself of the assistance King of Italy, to the founding of the of Azara and Sobrevielo. In the kingdom of Lombardy, and finishes șixth and last division of his work, with a description of the situation of he treats of the different dialects of the provinces, cities, and islands of America, and their origin : he.consiItaly under the dominion of the Goths ders that their number, said by some and Lombards.- Vita e Commercio to amount to 1264, has been greatly Letterario, &c. the Life and Cor- exaggerated, although it is certain respondence of Galileo Galilei, a post- that in a single province a variety of humous work of the learned Floren- dialects are used orally which are not tine Senator De Nelli, is an interest- employed in writing.–A work on the ing piece of biography of the great science of history, by the Duke di Italian astronomer, composed from Ventignano, a writer before known to the most authentic sources and ori- the public by his tragedies, has isginal documents, the author having sued from the press at Naples, under purchased all the manuscripts and the title of Pensieri sulla Scienza della letters he could meet with of Galilei, Storia. In this treatise the author folCaricelli, Castelli, Viviani, and other lows the steps of Rio, whom he calls the mathematicians of the 17th century. Founder of the Synthesis of History; The work, which is in two volumes and he endeavours to systematize this quarto, is embellished with ten plates: important study, and to reduce it to two of them are portraits of Galilei; certain principles founded in the nathe first taken when he was 40, the ture of man. In conformity with this other, 77 years of age. Both of them theory, he attempts to develope the are engraved under the direction of progress of civilization, and the the celebrated Raphael Morghen.- changes which society and governThe first volume of the Collezione ment have successively undergone. degli antichi Storici Greci volgeriz- The interesting biographical work, xati, edited by Sonzogna, of Mi- entitled Vite e Ritratti d'illustri Italan, contains a translation, by Com, liani, is now closed with the 60th pagnoni, of Dictys Cretensis, and of pumber, containing the Life of FiDares the Phrygian. In the second, langieri, by Carnebali, and his porthird, and fourth volumes, are the first trait, engraved by Caronni. There and second books of Diodorus, also is another work, of nearly a similar translated by Compagnoni, and the nature and title, Ritratti d'illustri nine books of Herodotus, translated Italiani Viventi, of which the fifth by Andreas Mustoxidi of Corfu, who number has just appeared, with the has added to them a Commentary.- portraits of Palette, Perticari, RosThe Raccolta di Scene Teatrali eses sini, Stratico, and Venturi. The sixth guite o disegnate dei piu celebri Pittori number will complete the work. Scenici in Milano is a novel and inte. Among the portraits which have alresting work, well calculated to ad- ready been given are, Appiani, the rence the art of scene-painting to a scene painter, Botta, the historian,

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Canova, Morghen, Paer, the com- Bohemian Literature. The vernaposer, Pindemonti, Scarpa, Visconti, cular literature of Bohemia, which the archæologist, and Volta.

has been so long in a state approachHistory of Russia.-Castelneau's ing to annihilation, now begins to Essai surl'Histoire Ancienne dela Nou- spring up again, and to exhibit signs velle Russie is an historical work of of vitality. The interest which the great research. The labour of col- Emperor has manifested in its behal. lecting materials for such an under- has been the means of imparting to taking, was considerably enhanced, it fresh energy, insomuch, that the by the rapid succession of the differ- progress it has made of late years ent tribes, who have made them- has been uncommonly rapid. Within selves masters of this country, from this period, a great number of Transthe time when it was first described lations have appeared, and these have by Herodotus, until it was incorpo- been beneficial, so far as they have rated with the rest of the Russian assisted in reviving literary taste, and Empire. M. Castelneau has divided in inciting native talent to rival the his history into three distinct portions productions of other countries. There or æras ; the first, commencing with are now four journals established in the most remote antiquity, ends at the the metropolis, and many works are conquest of the Crimea by Mahomet continually printing in Kuttenberg, II. in 1475. The second, which re- Pilsen, Poseck, and other cities. One cords faets better authenticated, and of the most assiduous labourers, in less perplexed and' obscure, compri- the cause of letters, is Hanka, the ses three centuries, terminating in the keeper of the National Museum, who year 1784; when the country was has rendered a most important serceded to the Russians. The Author vice to literature, by editing the mahas spared nopains, that he might pro- muscript which he discovered buried duce the first complete and genuine beneath an old pillar, in the church history of a people, with whose annals at Königinhof. This document is inwe have hitherto been but imper- valuable, from the light it throws fectly acquainted,- of those warlike upon the history of Bohemian poetry, Tartars and Cossacks, who have so of which the furious religious conoften rebelled against the Porte, and tentions during the fifteenth century have constantly been at variance with have left hardly any trace. After Poland and Russia. The third, and much laborious investigation of what last portion of the work is not defi- was mutilated, and, in some places, cient in interest, to those who prize illegible, Hanka succeeded in decithe cultivation of intellect more than phering what constitutes the frag, the subjugation of territory, and who ments of a collection of narrative and consider the advancement of agricul- lyrical poems, possessing considerture, commerce, art, and civilization, able intrinsic merit. They were comto be more truly glorious, than all posed at the end of the thirteenth, the pomp, pride, and circumstance and the beginning of the fourteenth of war and conquest. These pro- century; some of them are probably vinces, so long exposed to devasta- of a still earlier date. The fortunate tion, now present a scene of pros- discoverer of these relics has edited perity. Their situation on the bor- them in the original language, acders of the Black Sea, the navi- companied by a version in the mogable streams by which they are in- dern Bohemian dialect, and by anotersected, the fertility of the soil, and ther, in German, by Professor Swothe possession of a flourishing and bode. They relate the victory obincreasing commercial city, render tained over the Poles, under Udalthem the most important possessions rich; the incursion of the Saxons of the Russian empire. At the end into Bohemia; the battle against the of the work, is an interesting account Tartars at Olmutz, &c. Å Russian of a journey made by the author Translation of them has been pubthrough the Crimea, for the purpose lished, on which occasion the Dowof collecting information relative to ager Émpress testified her approbaits geology, natural history, numis- tion of Hanka's labours by presenta matics, statistics, agriculture, trade, ing him with a valuable medal. J. H. and navigation.

Zimmermann is another industrinure

writer. He has lately published the Manuscritos y Memorias Arabigas, first volume of his History of Bohe- and is written by the Academician mia, under Ferdinand I. from 1526 Josef Antonio Conde, who died last to 1547 ; a work that is so much the year. The Spaniards have, for a more interesting and valuable, as it long time, been indebted to the rerelates to a period of which there searches of the literati of other was before no printed record; for countries, but have, at length, apHagel and Beczkorosky bring down plied themselves to the investigation their histories only to 1526, and Pal- of this interesting epoch of their nazel's Chronicle proceeds no farther tional history; and, notwithstanding than the Reign of Charles IV. the number of documents that have

Stepaneck and Kliepera are the been destroyed, enough yet remain two chief dramatic writers; the for- to supply the deficiencies, and to mer has produced many pieces, both correct the errors of the old chronioriginal and translated. They are clers, and thus dispel the obscurity now publishing a collection of their in which the annals of this æra are various works, under the title Di- enveloped. Conde, whose early death wado (the stage). Epic poetry is is to be lamented as an irreparable cultivated by Negedly and Hero- loss to Spanish literature, ventured kowsky; the former has written the into this immense and bewildering poems of Charles IV. Ottokar, mine, examined the valuable MSS. Wratislaw, and The Last Judge deposited in the various libraries of ment; the latter, a Poem, called the Madrid, as well as those in the arMaiden's War. Professor Negedly, chives of the Escurial, and, after atwho must not be confounded with tentively collating and studying them; the preceding author of the same produced a work that will confer name, has composed an excellent immortal honour on his memory. Bohemian Grammar, for the use of The policy of the Arabian conquerors, Germans ; also, Translations of Flo- their military tactics, their governrian's Numa Pompilius, Young's ment and legislation, their system of Night Thoughts, and the first Books taxation, the administration of their of the Iliad. It has been doubted, police, their institutions for public whether the last mentioned are trans- charity and education, their religilated immediately from the original, ous toleration, manners and customs, yet even should this be the case, the form the principal objects of the services which Negedly has per- author's attention; and the facts and formed for his countrymen, are not documents are all original and autherefore the less valuable. He is, thentic. He has, moreover, incormoreover, the conductor of the Hla- porated many fragments from the satel, a periodical work, which was Arabian poets, partly for the purfirst commenced in 1808; and after pose of elucidating events and cushaving been discontinued for several toms, and partly to give an Oriental years, is now carried on again with air to the whole composition. He has, increased spirit. This is the first likewise, derived from Arabic sources Journal in Bohemia, which gave pa- of biography, much important inpers of any length, on either serious formation relative to those great men or amusing subjects. Pollok has who distinguished themselves, either published a Tour in Italy, and some in literature or in arms. The work Poems; and Schiesslar, the last is divided into four books; the first writer we shall now mention, has also of which commences with a brief composed some Poems and Fables, account of the situation of the Araand has translated Shakspeare's Tra- bians, at the time of their first irrupgedy of Romeo and Juliet.

tion into Africa. The author then Spanish Literature. The first vo, proceeds to describe their attack upon lume of an historical work of very Spain; the government of the Omars; superior merit, and indeed of more their policy, and their conduct toimportance than any produced during wards the people whom they conthe last century, has lately issued quered ; the feuds between the from the press at Madrid. It is en- Ómars themselves; the events which titled, La Historia de la Dominacion brought Spain under the dominion de los Arabes en España, sacada de of the Caliphs of Damascus; and, lasts

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