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magnificent and celebrated collection be- rican armies--the capture of the British longing to Count Melzi, of Milan, has been army at York-town his resignation of all lately purchased by Frank Hall Standish, his public trusts—and lastly, his retireEsq: and will speedily be removed to this ment from public to private life and agricountry. Among other rarities of the fif- cultural occupations. This is acknowledged teenth century, is the Livii Historia, Spiræ by all connoisseurs who have seen it, to be 1470, printed upon vellum, with capitals one of the most felicitous productions of most exquisitely illuminated, the only Canova's chisel. perfect copy known to exist; another is the Italian Literature. The fashion of Lucretius Bresciæ, Ferrandi. Mr. Dibdin publishing books annually under the title enumerates in the third volume of his De- of almanacks, so long and so extensively cameron, the valuable books printed upon prevalent in Germany, is now much in vellum belonging to this collection. vogue in Italy, where there now appear

Modern Grcek.-M. Jules David, son a great variety of these pocket-books, cach of the celebrated French painter, after die devoted to some particular subject. Many ligently studying the modern language of of these relate to the Theatre and Drama, Greece, during his residence in that coun- and give an account of the new pieces that try, has published the results of four years' are brought out on the Stage. One of these, application and observation, in a treatise, the Almanacco Teatrale has undertaken á entitled, Parallèle des Langues Grecques, series of descriptions and views of the vaAncienne et Moderne in which he la- rious theatres in Italy, which it has com. bours to prove that an acquaintance with menced with the celebrated La Scala, at the modern idiom is indispensable to those Milan, altogether perhaps superior to any of who would fully comprehend all the force its numerous rivals. The pocket-book and beauty of Homer and the other ancient published by Villardi, of Milan, under the writers. lle has compared the ancient and title of L'Ape delle Dame, is a species of modern idiom in a very ingenious manner, compendium of natural history illustrated and elucidates many things in the former with very elegant plates. La Tersicore that had before been very negligently and Milanese, another almanack by the same superficially treated of, or even not at all publisher, contains coloured plates of the noticed. Among these are, the theory of principal female-dancers at the theatre La the Syntclic and the Paratasis, the collo- Scala „But an almanack fær superior to cation of words, and the structure of hy- any of its competitors, in taste, in the style pothetical sentences; on all which ques. and variety of its contents, and in its extions he has succeeded in throwing consi- ternal elegance, is a collection of anecdotes, derable light.

narratives, &c. entitled, L'Uomo in Con. Antique Glass.-A cabinet has been versazione, ossia una raccolta di Novellate, opened at the Studij at Naples, containing Facczic, Moiti, &c.-Molini, of Florence, a collection of various specimens of this ma- has begun to publish a small edition of the terial found among the ruins of Pompeii most classical and popular writers of Italy, and Herculaneum. This valuable assem- in the economical and convenient form of blage of articles exhibits the greatest va. Walker's classics, and similarly embellishriety both in forms and colours, and proves ed with frontispieces and vignettes. The in the most satisfactory manner that the first of this series is the Decameron, a most ancients were as well acquainted as our. elegant specimen of typography, for the selves with the manufactory of this material, text of which the most correct and esteemed whether for articles of use or those of mere editions have been followed. -- Lconi, who decoration and luxury. There are a great has been so successful in his versions from number of very curious cinerary urls, most many of our best English authors, las now of which are inclosed in vessels of lead. completed six volumes of his translation of

Conora's Statue of Washingion.comThe Shakspeare. Pompeo Ferrario has been artist has represented Washington as writ. less fortunate in his attempt to bring ing his farewell address. He is seated in his countrymsn acquainted with the Shak. an ancient Roman chair, with his right leg speare of Germany, the powerful drawn up and his left carelessly extended; Schiller, for he has not only translated holding in one hand a pen and in the other him in prose, but in many instances has a scroll; at his feet lie the baton of a Field given the serse of the original very vague. Marshal, and a sword like the ancient Ro. iy and inadequately, or else has totally man faulchion. The costume is also Roman, mistaken it.- Sorzogno, of Milan, has an. the head and neck bare, a close vest and nounced a most exter sive and voluminous braccæ, with a girdle round the waist, upon undertaking in a series of the Autowhich are displayed Medusa's head ard biographies of eminent men of every age other classical emblems. The statue is of and nation, from Flavius Josephus down to white marble of the finest kind, as is like. Goethe; are such was the zeal with which wise the pedestal, upon the sides of which he descanted upon the usefulness of such a are four bas-reliefs, commemorating the publication, and the success it must following important circumstances in the necessarily meet with from a dis. lite of the hero, viz. his taking of the Ame, cerning public, that Bettoni, another

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celebrated Milanese publisher, immediately skip over moral reflections as unpalat-
announced a similar project, to which he able and impertinent. - Of other re-
lays a prior claim, having notified his in- cent productions, the principal ones are
tention to commence such a work two years political pamphlets, but none of these are
ago at Padua.-

Professor Giovanni Gherar- distinguished by that depth of thought, dini, already known by his version of vigour of expression, and comprehensive Darwin's poem on the Loves of the Plants, acquaintance with the subject, necessary to and of Schlegel's Lectures on the Drama, secure them an attention beyond that of the has now translated Sismondi's interesting passing day. Most of the journals are and elegant work under the title of Litte- continued, with the exception of the Conratura Italiana idal Secolo decimo quarto stitucional, the editor of which has been fino al Secolo decimo nono.—The study of taken care of by the Constitutional Governthe German language increases very fast in ment, into whose views he does not apthe North of Italy. In the two universities pear to have entered. The paper containof the Lombard Venetian Kingdom, and in ing a greater variety of information than its Lyceums and Gymnasiums, lectureships any other is the Universal ; yet its long theahave been instituted for this purpose, and trical critiques are very prolix and insipid. the students have gratuitous access to the Among the monthly periodicals, the Relectures there delivered on the language and visor Politico y Literario, edited by Don literature of Germany. At Milan there are Manuel Monso de Viado, displays the about 500 German students, 200 in the two talent by which that writer has distinguishLyceums, and 300 elsewhere; but the col- ed himself. Viado, who is a native of Aslective amount of the individuals in that city turia, was educated at the University of who are acquainted with German, and able Oviedo, where he was preparing himself to converse in, or read it, is not less than for the profession of the law, when the war 5,000.

breaking out against the French Republic Spanish Literature.- Don Juan de Dios determined him to prefer that of arms. In Gil de Lara, an officer in the Artillery, has 1805 he was appointed administrator genetranslated Moliere's comedy of L'Avare, ral of the crown tithes in the kingdom of which he has illustrated with explanatory Granada ; and on the invasion of the notes, but he has been by no means success- French the Junta of that province sent him full in preserving the ease, spirit, and co- as their deputy to Seville. By Joseph Buomic force of the original.- Don Antonio naparte he was appointed administrator of Savinon has been far happier in his ver- the estates of the crown in Jaen. He aftersion of Legouvé's interesting poem La Mort wards crossed the Pyrenees with the d'Abel, which he has rendered with both French, and remained some time in France. elegance and fidelity.-Another work on the Among the numerous works which he has list of translations from the French, is published, the most important one is a Louvet's notorious production, Faublas, translation of Robertson's America, with which D. S. A. Llorento has selected as critical and historical notes. This year the one worthy of being communicated to his list of journals has been increased by two countrymen. The reasoning by which he new ones-EL, Christiano en la Sociedad, attempts to defend his choice of this work and, Lus Decadas Medico Quirurgicas: the is suspicious and unsatisfactory: he asserts, objects of the latter are: 1. To inform both that the popularity it has acquired among a professional men and the public in genenation so wise (sabia) as the French are, is ral of all discoveries, and of every thing a sufficient proof of its sterling merit; and relative to medicine and surgery, whether would fain prove that the work contains in Spain or elsewhere. 2. To give an imwithin itself an antidote against the immora- partial account of opposite theories, dislity it appears to inculcate, in the moral re- cussions, &c. 3. To convey intelligence flections that are interspersed through it.- respecting all endemic diseases ; or, 4. exBut, unfortunately, moral reflections are traordinary cures, 5. Lastly, to communinot likely to make any great impression cate miscellaneous queries and observaupon the reader of a voluptuous nar- tions, and to give lists and analyses of all rative, and at the same time the shock- medical publications appearing in Spain, ing catastrophe is so highly impro- and the more important foreign ones. --The bable, that any one may justly flatter Deaf and Dumb Institution at Madrid, himself with being able to commit similar which is under the direction of Don Tiburirregularities, and indulge in the same vices, zio Hernandez and the conomical Sowithout incurring the like consequences. ciety, has had a public examination of its The tone and colouring of the work is not pupils, which proved very satisfactory, and that of a moralist, who would dissuade from excited much interest; yet the establishvice, which the author paints as charming, ment itself is not in a very flourishing conand seems only to regret that it should be dition, in consequence of the exhausted unfortunate. In short, the moral reflec- state of its funds, and the want of due tions would be attended to only by such support from the public. It requires also persons as would not read Faublas, and a building better adapted to the purpose, Faublas will be read only by those who and more spacious than the present one.. El Romancero de Riego, por Don Benito his offering violence to the victim of his Percz, will be gratefully perused by every guilty passion, she stabbed him with a admirer of an individual, who has recently knife.-El Remedio de la Melancholia, o become so celebrated. In these poems the sea Coleccion de Recreaciones Jocosas y author has imitated the lofty tone of the Instructives, por D. Angustin Zaragosa old romances in a very skilful and success. Godinez, is a collection of anecdotes and ful manner. The story of the unfortunate facetiæ, resembling the generality of comCornelia Bororquia, which is well known pilations of this nature. Juicios Atadas y to the readers of Langle's Travels through Pensamientos sueltos, o juguete de ImagiSpain, is given to the public in an heroic nacion en joco-serios Versos, Romances, y epistle, entitled, Epistola de Cornelia Bo. Letrilles, por Don Apolinar Ercilla, is Torquin, a su Amante Vargas, escrita another work professing to be amusing and desde el Santo Oficio de Sevilla. The facetious, but is destitute of the requisite virtuous and beautiful Cornelia was the spirit and wit.— The celebrated orator of daughter of the Marquis of Bororquia, the Cortes, D. Francisco Martinez de la Governor of Valencia, and was publicly Rosa, has published a pamphlet, in which burnt at Seville. Her only crime was that he animadverts, with extreme severity, of refusing the dishonourable offers of a upon the policy adopted by the northern powerful, but abandoned suitor. This courts.—Bignon's work on the Congress at wretch, when he perceived that it was in 'Troppau, and Drunon's " Essai sur les Gavain to expect to overcome her aversion, ranties individuelles que reclame l'Etat carried her away, and had her thrown into actuel de la Société,' have each been transthe dungeons of the inquisition ; where, on lated into the Spanish language.

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ABSTRACT OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. NotwitHSTANDING the critical mongers in the public streets. A position which Russia and Turkey mob immediately assembled, and it hold to each other, the great point was with difficulty the interposition of foreign political interest at present of the soldiery saved his life. The is Spain. Every movement in that nomination of a new minister of country is of the most ominous import. war, in the person of Don RodriThe departure of the king from Ma- guez, was very near bringing on a drid, in order to take the benefit of crisis. On the 4th of September the some mineral waters for his health, people assembled in immense mulseems to have been the signal for the titudes in the Puerta del Sol, and explosion of the popular discontent. demanded the instant return of the Of this the club Fontana, assembled king to Madrid, the immediate disat Madrid, seems to be the focus; missal of the French ambassador, and a conspiracy, detected at Sara- the convention of the Cortes, and gossa, is said to have originated in the removal of every suspected inits machinations. General Riego, dividual from the king's person. In was at the head of this conspiracy, the mean time the king has transhas been deprived of his mitted two answers to the capital, mand, and sent to retirement at Le- replying to addresses sent to him in, rida. General Morillo, who was, consequence of the tumults of the it may be recollected, the General 4th. The first of these is to the selected by the king to stem the re- permanent deputation of the Cortes, volutionary torrent in South Ame- in which he expresses his regret rica, from which country he has but that any discontent should follow lately returned, after having dis- the selection of his ministers; asplayed powers which amply sus- sures them that he feels all the intained the high military character he conveniences which emanate from had previously obtained in the pe- any error in the choice of public ninsular campaigns, has, however, functionaries, and that the good dibeen obliged to resign, in consequence rection of affairs, and even the creof an universal outcry raised against dit of the government, depend upon him, because he attempted to repress that choice; he goes on to say, that the seditious songs of some ballads if his success has not been always

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commensurate with his desires, which time a great concession from a gocannot fail to be sometimes the case vernment never very remarkable for in so difficult an exercise of the its tolerant principles, cannot be judgment, he has always had in looked upon, at the present crisis, view to select men the most con- in any other light than as a most paspicuous for their merit and their cific overture. There is nothing new talents, because the consolidation of on the part of the Greeks. the Constitutional system depended The United States of America upon the selection, as well as his own have at length received what they glory, which he considers as iden- were so long struggling for,--the tified with the happiness of the mo- actual cession of the Floridas from narchy, and the honour of the Spa- Spain. By a proclamation from Genish name.

In answer to the mu- neral Jackson, dated the 17th July, nicipal body, he assures them that he 1821, those provinces are declared will meet their desires by returning to be under the American dominion, to Madrid as soon as his health will to be exercised, pro tempore, in his permit.

person. He says that the inhabitants The negociations between Russia shall be incorporated in the union of and the Porte have not assumed any the United States, as soon as may be new character. Immense Russian consistent with the principles of the armies are assembled on the fron- federal constitution, and admitted to tiers, preparing, it is said, to pass the enjoyment of all the rights, priviat the word of command into Mol- leges, and immunities, of the citizens davia and Wallachia. An imposing of the United States; that, in the Turkish force is stationed on the mean time, they shall be protected in banks of the Pruth, ready to act on the free enjoyment of their liberty, the least hostile indication. The property, and the religion they proEmperor has set out on an excursion fess; and that all laws and municithrough his provinces, and, it is said, pal regulations, which were in exwill, after inspecting the Cossacks istence at the cessation of the late of the Don, repair to the head quar- government, shall remain in full force. ters of General Wittgenstein, where The General concludes by enjoining the great question of peace or war an obedience to this change of gowill be finally decided. In the mean- vernment, which will not be very time, a letter of his to the Emperor much disputed, unless the people of of Austria, upon this subject, has the Floridas held the Spanish gobeen put into active circulation,-its vernment in better odour than either concluding sentence is as follows:– those of Venezuela or Madrid seem “ My mother is for war, my brothers to do. This cession was the conseare for war, my cabinet is for war; quence of protracted, and, at times, -but-I am for peace, and I will rather angry discussions; and Ameprove that I am Emperor."-There rica seems very fully to estimate its are some pacific manifestations also importance. shown on the part of the Ottoman The return of the Queen's suite has government; the free passage of the brought us the details of her MajesDardanelles was again allowed to ty's interment at Brunswick. The vessels laden with corn, and, if they procession seems to have been rechose to unload at Constantinople, ceived with marked respect in all the the government price was 8, piastres, continental towns through which it which had been formerly 9. The passed. The Queen's remains were Grand Seignior has also issued a deposited in the royal vault at very important proclamation to all Brunswick, by the side of her gallant the Turkish civil and military autho- father; and at the foot of the grave rities. He expresses great regret, is the coffin of the late Duke, her that in consequence of the recent brother. There was no funeral serinsurrection, the popular indignation vice ; but a very beautiful prayer has not sufficiently discriminated was pronounced, at the burial-place, between the innocent and the guilty ; by the Rev. Mr. Woolff, the offiand orders, not only forbearance in ciating minister of the place. When future, but even protection to be her Majesty was deposited in the extended to all the Greeks not ac- tomb, one hundred young ladies, of tually implicated. This, at any the first families in Brunswick, ad. vanced and strewed the place with during the last month at the Bank of flowers; after which ceremony, they England, the chairman made a very knelt down upon the spot and, after important communication with rea short prayer, departed. Thus ends spect to the metallic currency. It the eventful history of Queen Caro- was, that the issue of specie was by line !

no means confined to the payment of His Majesty has arrived in town, either one or two pound notes; but in high health and spirits, from his that the holder of a note to any Irish excursion; and by the time amount, however large, might get, this meets the eye of the reader, he upon application, its full value in the will, in all probability, have met the current coin of the realm. We are welcome of his German subjects. sorry to say, however, that he also His protracted stay in Ireland seems announced the total failure of the not at all to have exhausted either long cherished and humane project the hospitality or the enthusiasm of of producing a bank note, incapable the people of that country. A series of being imitated except at such an of balls and banquets enlivened his expence as to deter from the attempt. sojournment; and his departure has The Bank failed, a few days ago, in been followed by a subscription, al- the prosecution of one of their clerks, ready amounting to 10,0007, in order Mr. Turner, accused of having deto commemorate his gracious visit frauded them of no less a sum than by some national testimonial. A 10,000l. The fraud, as alleged, grand triumphal arch and an emerald was one of extreme ingenuity. Upon crown are at present spoken of. the acquittal of Mr. Turner on the The King departed from the town of first charge, the Bank voluntarily Dunleary, which he desired might be abandoned three other bills of indicthenceforth called King's Town, and ment which had been found against its adjacent harbour, the Harbour of him. George the Fourth. As the King was The inquest on Honey has about to embark, a deputation from ended in a general verdict, imputing Dublin presented him with an address, manslaughter to the persons who accompanied by a crown of laurel. acted. In fact, the verdict is of such His Majesty appeared highly de- a nature that no person can be arlighted ; and thus emphatically an- raigned on it. A subscription was swered the deputation : --“Gentle- entered into, at the suggestion of a men, I approached your shores with ministerial paper, for such of the pleasure-I leave them with regret - life-guards as were injured in this unmay God Almighty bless you all.”— fortunate conflict, which a committee He then embarked ; and so strong, of the regiment very constitutionally we had almost said fiery, was the and properly refused. Its amount loyalty of some, that four gentlemen was but trifling ; and its progress actually plunged into the water, and and its issue show that both the pubswam after the boat in order to lic and the military concurred in its shake hands with him, which they condemnation. did. It has been said that these gen- The Queen's funeral has had a tlemen expected to be made Knights very serious issue, with respect both of the Bath. Upon the King's depar- te Sir Robert Baker and Sir Robert ture, Lord Sidmouth wrote a letter to Wilson. The first of these gentlethe Lord Lieutenant, thanking him, men has been obliged to give in his in his Majesty's name, for his atten- resignation as chief magistrate of potion, and recommending unanimity lice, which office is held by Mr., and oblivion of all party differences now Sir Richard Birnie; and Sir Roamongst the people in future. Abert Wilson has been erased from the highly desirable consummation, if list of the arıny; he held the rank of it be attainable. The King experi- Major-General. Sir Robert Wilson, enced much stormy weather on his who is at present in Paris, has adhomeward voyage, by which he was dressed a letter to the Commanderat last forced, contrary to his previ- in-Chief, demanding a public inquiry ous arrangement, to put into Mil- into his conduct. ford Haven.

Parliament has been further proAt a Court of Proprietors, held rogued to the 29th of November.

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