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The mania for sea-bathing is well treated REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
of, and the author learnedly has proved The Mother's Medical Assistant ; containing || how different must be its effects on differ, Instructions for the Prevention and Treat
ent constitutions: he quotes the practice in ment of the Diseases of Children. By Sir
Dublin of the children belonging to a House Arthur Clarke, M. D, Member of the
of Industry, brought regularly down to the Royal College of Surgeons in London. sea-side, there to be immersed every mornfc. fc. London, 1 vol. 12mo.
ing all indiscriminately. Many of them, This work is one of the best among the pale and shivering with fear, that frequent several that have lately been published re
habit cannot conquer, become victims to
their terror for the remainder of their lives. lative to the treatment of children during
We shall close our remarks on this infaucy, and ought to be prized and duly appreciated by those to whom it is parti- highly interesting and useful work, by arcularly dedicated, vamely, “ tender and dently recommending it to the perusal of affectionate mothers, whose happiness is
all rnothers, and also to medical men. involved in that of their children.”
Sir Arthur Clarke commences his useful Petrarch and Laura; translated from the work with treating of the diseases incident French of Madame de Genlis. London, to a child from the first month, and then, 2 vols. 12mo. through progression, to its carly years of In one of our preceding Numbers we childhood: he wisely displays the absurdity noticed this work in the original French ; of some yet prevailing customs observed by we have but little farther to remark on this, nurses, in the moulding of children's heads, except that we sincerely congratulate Mr. &c.
Colburn on having obtained so excellent This learned physician is an utter enemy a translation; which, as Madame de Gento drugs; and it is worthy of observation, lis is well skilled in the English tongue, that those mothers who are continually must be highly gratifying to her, as not physiciog their children, are seldom blessed only the purity of her language, but the with those that are liealthy. Sir Arthur harmony of her style, are so well preserved stroogly recommends animal food as more in this translation.
nutritive and healthy for nurses than broths The story on which Madame de Genlis
or soups; and to vary their food sooner has founded her romance, seems to be an than to live too exclusively on one kind. Enfant Cheri of the author; in a dedica, Above all things, cleanliness and exercise tion, addressed to the Countess de Choiare particularly recommended; while we seuil, she thus expresses herself—“ You are happy to find so able a practitioner will often read this work, and always with explodes the bathing in cold water, expe- affection; you will retrace in it my rience daily shews that the tepid bath is thoughts, my opinions, my sentiments, my the most healthful practice ever yet resort. entire soul; in short, all that has attached ed to, both for infants and adults.
us, by sympathy, to each other. A porWe would wish schoolmasters, and those trait, a resemblance of mere features, is who are in the habit of coercing children, only a weak and fugitive resemblance, so. to peruse the pages 80 and 81 of this work short a time may rob it of its likeness; but with particular attention: a practice of the soul neither sleeps nor dies; and in boxing the ears, as it is called, often strikes that absence, the name of which makes heavy on the organs of the head of a child start, all that it possesses of goodness, gefrom a strong muscular band; and these nerosity, and tenderness, not only remains, blows are sometimes not confined to this but must become purified and exalted; for habit, but other parts of the head have fre. | such a soul to pourtray itself in its producquently been known to have been struck tions, is for it to leave to friendship the by an enraged pedagogue: to this, Sir Ar. | only remembrance that can never fail: it thur Clarke attributes frequent disorders of is thus that we are enabled to live always the brain, which often end in hydroce || with those we love." phalus, or water on the brain.
Petrarch is almost the God of Madame
de Genlis' idolatry; she exalts his literature ), the father of Elodia are all confiscated; even beyond what it really was, and she | and by a chain of circumstances which takes an extensive license as a romance renders Elodia an orphan, she is brought writer, against what was actually historic to regard the Solitary in the light of a de. in the lives of Petrarch and of Laura; on liverer. which, however, we have commented be. In spite of the horror with which the fore, in our review of the original work; chief character is apt to inspire the reader, “and we merely now have to repeat our there are few books read with more avidity praise on the very correct and elegant than Le Solitaire. If the terrific and patranslation of these two interesting vo. thetic are carried up to the highest delumes.
gree-if horrible pictures and frightful catastrophes are sometimes presented, the
reader is also regaled by some delightful FRENCH LITERATURE. Le Solitaire ; hy M. le Vicomte d'Arlin.
The following is a beautiful reflection on court. Paris, 2 vols. 12mo.
solitude :The scenery of this romance is laid in Switzerland, and transports its readers to
“ To contemplate nature by a magical prism,
what is there requisite to man, thrown amongst the fifteenth century: the Solitary is an
his fellow men ? A heart that beats responsive historical personage, the contemporary of
to one's own. He only is desolate who wants Charles VII. and Louis XI.
sensibility ; he only is truly proscribed who is The virgin of Underlach, the orphan forgotten." Elodia, is the daughter of a nobleman be
If longing to the court of Burgundy.
any one is desirous of knowing the We will let the Solitary speak in his talent possessed by the Vicomte d'Arlin
court as 'an historian, let him read the fol. own words—“ Alas!" he says, “I have known grandeur, and I have learnt to lowing portrait of a King, contemporary
with the Solitary:despise it; I have possessed riches, and I have thrown them away; I have been the “ Louis XI. a professed master of dissimulafavourite of glory, and I have execrated it." tion, was never more formidable than when he However, the Solitary does not embrace a
appeared gentle. The more expressions of
friendship were found playing on his lip, so monastic life.
much the more was bis heart replete with batred. The following extract concerns the Jealous and perfidious, he could never pardon young female orphan, the heroine of the superiority and power in another. To humble work :
grandeur, and aggrandize meanness, was bis “ Elodia had just attained her eighteenth guinary, be affected the noblest sentiments.
constant system. Ambitious, perjured, and sanyear. Brought up in solitude-simple, pure, and artless-she bad heard much of the world, good son por a good father, a husband or a
Superstitious without piety, he was neither a its pleasures, and its grandeurs, without being
friend." able to attach any idea of them ; the valley of Underlach was to her the whole universe ; it One of the most interesting passages is was sufficient for all her desires. She had heard the refusal of the nuptial benediction to the other climates vannted of, and other lands, with. Solitary, when it is discovered what rank out her feeling a wish to explore them. One only spot on this globe she found worthy of ex. and title he formerly bore among mankind. citing her admiration; as the single name of
The style of M. d'Arlincourt accords well God is sufficient for that 'soul that gives itself with his subject. Endowed with feeling up to religion.”
and imagination, he possesses the twofold It is now time to present to our readers talent of exciting emotion, and of captivatthe father of Elodia. A model of duty, ing the attention of his readers. he was pointed out by him who, in the end, is called the Solitary, as the chief of a revolt, and he is sacrificed. It is requi
WORKS IN THE PRESS. site to add, that he was the former friend In the mouth of May will be published, of the Prince. One crime always brings | The Privateer, 'a Tale, in two volumes, on another. The possessions belonging to foolscap 870.-It is proper to state, that the
above Tale was written, christened, and
EXHIBITION OF ENGRAVINGS, BY sent to the press, six weeks before the an
LIVING BRITISH ARISTS. nouncement of the new romance entitled We received a notice last month of this The Buccaneers; by that powerful writer, || interesting display of British talent being the author of Waverley, &c. The publisher | about to be opened in the middle of April, feels himself called upon to make the above under the patronage of his Majesty, but statement, that the public may not for a which notice came too late for our inser. moment consider either the author or him. I tion. self capable of using the synonymous title The Exbibition will consist of the works or sobject for the interested and disre
of living British engravers; and it has putable purpose of deceiving.
met with every encouragement, not only A new edition of the Pleasures of Home, from its royal patron, but from very many a Poem, with corrections and improve of the nobility and gentry. ments; and additional pieces by the same A committee of eminent Engravers superauthor, is in preparation.
intend this institution, which is effected Speedily will be published, a new edition | by general subscription, and will be openof Chefs d'Euvre of French Literature, ed in the most eligible part of Soho-square. consisting of interesting extracts from the At No. 9, in the same square, comniuniclassic French writers, in prose and verse;cation may be had with the gentlemen with biographical and critical remarks.
forming the committee. Memoirs of the Revolution of Mexico ; with a narrative of the campaign of General Mina, anecdotes of his life, and obser
A FEW OF MY GRANDFATHER'S OLD vations on the practicability of connecting the Pacific with the Atlantic Ocean, by
SAYINGS AND SENTIMENTS. means of navigable cavals. By W. D.
All fools are obstinate; but all obsti
nate persons are not fools. Mr. Wilson, Teacher of Daucing (from
It is remarkable that persons who are the King's Theatre), will publish in a few
distinguished for ingenuity have small eyes; days a new work, entitled The Address ;
but it does not thence follow that all perof, An Essay on Deportment, as chiefly re
sons with small eyes are ingenious. lating to the person in dancing : con
A violent temper is not incompatible taining instructions on the proper mode of with a good heart; but good humour can oliking the bow and courtesy ; on taking scarcely dwell with a malevolent dispooff and puttingon the hat; on the use and
sition. carriage of the arms and body; on deport
Sorrow induces sloth. ment in quadrille and general dancing,
In choosing a partner for life the heart should be the first consideration, the mind
the second, and person the last. REVIEW OF NEW MUSIC.
True love, like true religion, is seated Give me again that look of love.
deep in the heart; ostentation, in either
case, is equally contemptible, and almost There is a very sweet and tender soft- | affords a proof of insincerity. ness in the preludio to the charming com
You may teach a child how to control mencement of the pleasing words, written its passions ; but you cannot compel it to
this air. Wel control them. have ever admired the fair poet's powers;
An obstinate temper that can only be and the composer, Augustus Voight, has || swayed by kindness, is like an iron instrudone justice to her numbers. The latter I ment that is rendered ductile by heat. part of this composition, like the words,
Our passions, our feelings, and even our display all the innocent and playful kind | thoughts
are much more in our power than of purity of love in its spring, particularly most people are willing to allow.
No oppressor is so intolerable as a pusil.
lanimous tyrant. "Now gentle dreamis be thine love!"
It is more frequently the case that a good
by Miss M. L. Rede,
in the expression given to
father has bad children, than that a wicked, other children. He is succeeded in his titles by parent is blest with a virtuous offspring.
Lord Castlereagh, now Marquis of LondonIt is better to lose an advantage through
At her house in Sonthampton, the Right Hon. procrastination than to run into an evil Lady F. James, aged 46 years. by precipitation.
At her seat in Hampshire, in her 52d year, the A scrupulous apprehension of wounding Right Hon. Dowager Viscountess Gage. the feelings of others, is liable to be con- At Stanmore, Lady C. Finch, youngest sister
to the Earl of Aylesford. strued into a servile attempt to conciliate
The Right Hon. Lady Elizabeth, wife of Gore universal favour
Townsend, Esq. of Honington-hall, Warwick, The most candid dispositions will find it and sister to the late Earl of Plymouth. necessary, in its intercourse with the world, At her house in Park-street, in ber 891h year, on some occasions to conceal what it does Viscountess Pery, relict of Visconat Pery, and feel, and on others to assume what it does mother to Viscountess Northland and the Hon. not.
At his house in Pall-mall, Sir T. C. Bunbury, The two vices that are most prevalent in
Bart. in the 81st year of his age. the world are selfishness and ingratitude.
At Brighton, Sir C. Edmonstone, of Dug. heath, Bart. M. P. for the County of Stirling.
At Bath, Mrs. Twisden, daughter of Bishop BIRTHS.
Twisden, and sister to the Dowager Countess of In Duchess-street, Lady T. S. Rice, of a
At Florence, Captain W. R. Boughton, R.N. In Charles-street, Berkeley-square, the lady C. B. and Colonel of Marines. J. Neville, of a daughter.
In Wardrobe-place, Doctors'. Commons, in his "At Teignmouth, the lady of Sir E. F. Stan- 80th year, W. Cox, Esq. Deputy of the Ward of hope, Bart of a son.
Castle Baynard, which Ward he had represented In Green Park Place, Bath, the lady of Major in the Court of Common Council for 44 snc. P. F. Thorne, of a sop.
cessive years. The lady of Sir P. V. Broke, Bart, of a son.
Suddenly, Charlotte, second daughter of the
Right Hon. Sir J. Mansfield, Knt. at bis bouse, MARRIED.
in Russell-square. At Cirencester Church, Gloucestershire, Lady
At his bouse, in St. James's-square, after an F.C. C. Talbot, eldest daughter of bis Excel.
illness of several years, R. Calvert, Esq. brother lency the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Earl
to the Member for Southwark. of Dartmouth.
Dr. Gregory, the celebrated Physician and The Rev. P. W. Pegus, to the Countess Lind
Professor of Medicine in the University of Ediosey. After the ceremony they left town for her burgh. Ladyship's seat, Uffingham, Lincolnshire. At her house at Boguor, Mrs. Trowbridge, in Lately, at the Palace of Canino, near Rome
her 67th year, sister of the late Admiral Sir T. (the residence of Lucien Bona parte), T. Wyse,
Trowbridge, Bart. Esq. jun eldest son of T. Wyse, Esq. of the
In Dublin, R. M'Donnell, Esq. well known Manor of St. John, near Waterford, to Letitia, as a zealous advocate for Catholic Emancipadaughter of L. Bonaparte, Prince of Canino.
tion. Dr. Warburton, of Clifford-street, Bond-streel,
Lately, after a long illness, Baron N. Edelto Ann, eldest daughter of J, Abernethy, Esq. of cranz, President of the Board of Trade, the most Bedford-row.
learned and jodefutigable of the political econo
mists of Sweden. DIED.
Al Greenwich Hospital, Admiral Sir J. ColIn the 838 year of his age, at Castle Stewart, poys. By :his event the Governorship of that in the County of Down, the most noble the Mar: Asylum becomes vacant. Sir J. Colpoys stood qais of Londonderry. His Lordship n as twice fourth on the list of Adinirals of the Red. married: first, 10 Lady Sarah Frances, sister to " Al his house in Beroers-street, after a long and the Marquis of Hertford, by whoin he bad issue painful illness, Jaines Bartleman, Esq. the most Viscount Castlercagh; and secondly, to Lady eminent musician and vocalist of the age. He Frances, sister to ibe Marquis of Camden, by joined to norivalled powers of voice a superiority whom he had issue Lord Stewart (the present of true science and taste, which placed him above British Ambassador to the Court of Vienna), and all competitors in his profession.
London: Printed by John Bell, Proprietor of this MAGAZINE, and of the WEEKLY
MESSENGER, and Published at No.4, Brydges-street, Covent.Garder.
COURT AND FASHIONABLE
FOR MAY, 1821.
a Pew and 3mproved Series.
1. A correct Likeness of MISS DANCE, of the Theatre Royal Covent-Garden. 2. A beautiful WHOLE-LENGTH PORTRAIT FIGURE in a PARISIAN DINNER-PARTY DRESS. 3. A beautiful WHOLE-LENGTH PORTRAIT FIGURE in an ENGLISH COURT DRESS.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF DIS-, Suppression of Religious Houses in England 204
Such Husbands are Scarce.
Meeting between the Major and Clementina 205 Family connections of Miss Dance
-between the Husband and the Lover 206 Her decided preference of a theatrical life... ib. First début
The Widow and her Son,
............................... 908 Funeral scene ................
.................. 209 ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.
A Mother's love
................. 210 Historical and Select Anecdotes.
The Gleaner's Porte-Folio. Jeu de Mot
Reflections on a Ship Anecdote of Dante
............................. 911 ib. Woman's affection
ib. - General Lee ........................... ib. late Lord Mansfield
ib. Sketch of the Revolution at Naples. Eccentricities of literary Men
ib. Carbonari formed into Provincial Militia
Fatal accident ........................................ 814 Letter to the Editor. Dangerous Neighbours
History of Amelia.
Curious Letter and sham Marriage
............. 216 A Law-suit gained
ib. Fancied attractions
The impostor Perkin Warbeck ................ 917
Essay on Newspaper Reading ... 919 ..................................... 201 Sketches of Public Characters.
The Trifler. The late Granville Sharp, Esq. ................... 201
........................... 220 Feelings of Mr. Sharp on the American war ib. Letter froin Censor
.................................. 221 His belief in the Millenium .................... 202
A polite Hnsband
............................... 929 Different Orders
.............. 203 Retirement in London **•......................... 983