Abbildungen der Seite


766 New Works Published in Edinburgh. The entire volume will contain about 600 Treatise on the diseases and man.

pages; and, exclusively of the cuts in A

agement of Sheep; with introduc: corporated in the text, there will be tory remarks on their anatomical struc- used by Caxton, and five mezzotinto

four copperplates of the different types ture ; and an Appendix, containing documents exhibiting the value of the Me- bert, Maittaire, the Earl of Oxford, and

ones of portraits : namely of Ames, Herrino breed of Sheep, and their progress Dr Mead, as well as a copperplate fac in Scotland. By sir George Stevart Mac- simile of a unique print, singularly illuskenzie, Bart.

Plates. 75, 6d. Titi' Livii Patavini, Historiarum This first volume will include the whole

trative of the early history of engraving. Belli Punici Secundi Libri quinque of Mr Lewis's Life of Caxton, with priores: ad optimas editiones castigati. corrections and additions ; and is intenCura Joannis Hunter, L. L. D. In Academia Andreapolitana Litt. Hum. of printing, literature, and bibliography,

ded to form a broad basis of the history Prof. Cupri. 12mo.

in the fifteenth century; as far as these

subjects are connected with an account Scottish Literary Intelligence.

of the books printed within the same

period. A

Third edition of Sermons, by the

Rev. R. Morehead, is in the press. The Rev. Principal Brown, of Aber- Literary Intelligence, English and deen, has in the press a poem, entitled,

FOREIGN. “Philemon, or The Progress of Virtue.” It will be comprised in two 8vo vo

MR Bowyer, of Pall-Mall, intends to lumes, and is expected to appear next publish his splendid work on the month.

Abolition of the Slave Trade, in the beThe Rev. Mr Dibdin has just com- ginning of next month; it will consist of pleted the first volume of his long pro. original Poems, written by Montgomery, mised edition of Ames's and Herbert's Grahame, and others, expressly for the Typographical Antiquities of Great Bri- occasion, and will be embellished with tain. It is expected to make its appear- engravings, from pictures, by. Smirke, ance in the course of the ensuing month, and enriched with the portraits of Mr [December). The first volume will Wilberforce, Mr Clarkson, and Mr Grancontain; 1. Ames's Preface, with co- ville Sharpe. pious notes,

20 Memoirs of Ames, by Jeremy Bentham, Esq. author of a the late Richard Gough, Esq. with addi. Treatise on Scotch Reform, has in the tional notes; and a plate of Aines's arms, press a work on the Libel Law. and another of his portrait in miniature. An Index, to the Library of the Royal 3. Herbert's Preface, with notes. 4. Some Institution will soon be ready for publi.. Account of William Herbert; with a cation. It is methodically arranged with plate of his arms, and another of his por- an Index, on a plan partly new, which trait in the Oriental dress. 5. Prelimin. will render it of great use in all libraries. ary Disquisition concerning the Rise and A Geometrical, Historical, and Politiearly Progress of Engraving and Orpa- cal, Chart, of the Reign of George III. mental Printing; containing a great is announced by Mr William Ticken. number of curious and splendid wood. Mr Robert Huish is engaged in the cuts, being fac-similes of ancient Prints translation of the sacred dramas of Klop. and Ornamental Capital Letters. 6. The stock, the first of which, entitled “ So. Life of Caxton, with copious notes, and lomon," will appear in the course of the three portraits of him, with an 'etching epsuing month. of his biographer, Mr Lewis.

Mr Huish bas also completed a Poem, count of Books printed by William called the Peruvians, in teñ cantos, Caxton : This latter division forms the which will be published this year. bulkier part of the volume; making, A gentleman of Bristol is printing a with the Supplement, upwards of 400 selection of Poems, from the Hesperides pages; and being adorned with a num. of Robert Herrick, It will be containber of wood-cuts, which are fac similes of ed in one volume, with an engraving of those to be found in Caxton's books. the poet.


7. AC

A selection from the works of George lation, for the purpose of facilitating the Wither, is also printing at Bristol. It acquisition of those languages, is in the will consist of pieces from his Juvenilia; press. It is entitled Il modo di Piacere the first and second Remembrances; in Campagna, and consists of Conversathe Hymns and Songs of the Church; tions on a variety of subjects, expressly and a manuscript Copy of his Version of written for the instruction of youth of the Psalms, which it is believed were both sexes, in the art of pleasing in com never printed, though he had a patent pany, on their introduction into the granted for them from King James. world.

A new edition of the Village Curate, M. Klaproth, member of the Acade. and other Poems, by the late Dr Hur my of Sciences of Petersburg, has set dis, will appear in the course of this out for Tefis, the capital of Georgia, month.

with a view to proceed to Teheran, in Mr Bigland, author of Letters on His- Persia. He intends to spend several tory, is preparing a General History of years in the latter country, in order to Europe, from the Peace in 1783, to the make himselfthoroughly acquaintedwith present time,

it, A work, under the Title of Tales of The account of Captain Krusensti. other Countries, is in the press. They ern's voyage round the world is prepaare founded on circumstances relating ring with the greatest dispatch. Almost to the author, in his travels through some all the engravings are finished. The text of the continental countries.

is in the Russian language; but the capThe works of the pious and learned tain will himself publish a German tranDr Townsend will soon be published, slation. in two octavo volumes, with a Life of The brothers Riepenhausen, who have the author, by Mr Curton.

fixed their residence in Italy, have for. A second volume of Sermons, trans- med the plan of a considerable work, in lated from French authors, and adapted which they propose to exhibit the rise to the English pulpit, by the Rev. S. and progress of the arts in that country, Partridge, will soon make its appearance. by stroke engravings of the works of

Mr Merrick has in considerable for- the great masters. It will be divided in. wardness, a History of the County of to three sections, each comprehending Cardigan.

four parts. The first section will begin Dr Edmonstone has in the press, a with Cimabue, and go down to Gozzoli; View of the ancient and present State the second to Massaccio; and the third of Shetland, in two octavo volumes. ' to Raphael. The work will also contain

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of biographical accounts and portraits of Alfieri, the celebrated Italian dramatist, the different painters. The four first will appear in the course of the present parts comprehend the works of Cima. month. They are written by himself, bue, Giotto, Tafi, Buffalmaco, Urcagna; and interpersed with anecdotes of seve- the succeeding ones will exhibit those of ral distinguished modern characters of Gazzoli, Ghirlandajo, Fusole, Phiberti ; this country.

and the last those of Massaccio, SignoA new Romance, from the pen of relli, Perugino, Li da Vinci, Fra Barto. Mrs Norris, author of Julia of England, lomeo, Michael Angelo, Raphael, and will shortly be published, under the ti- the most celebrated of his pupils. Each tle of Euphronia.

part will contain twelve plates, in small An Italian work, with a French trans- folio.

[ocr errors]




But unforwarning Death was also there, On the death of Mr William Borthwick, For, ah! how soon his youthful race was aged 18; third son of John BORTHWICK

of Crookston ; occasioned by an accident
from a Fowling-piece, June 24, 1809. Yet let not us his earthly fate lament;
HEALTH and Beauty crown'd his tem- Still guarded by a Father's, Mother's love,
ples fair;

In active innocence his life he spent ;
The Muses claiņ'd him as a fav'rite son: And wept before, to meet us hence above.



But come, ye thoughtless youths, and see Hails, joyfully hails, lavely Albion's greeu his tomb:

steep, Learn every present hour for Heaven to When loud roars the tempest, and deep save,

yawns the grave; For tho' in distant years ye count your doom,

So gaily we saw thee on life's summer sea Next week, next day, ye moulder in the The regions of Science and Fancy exGrave!


7. B, Then seek each fond scene dear to friend. STANZAS

ship and thee, To the Memory of Robert Bourne, Esq.;

And breathe thy last sigh on thy lov'd na

tive shore. Son of the Rev. Richard Bourne, of Dublin, who died on the 8th of June 1809, at

When the blooms of thy mind, like the Kildress, in the county of Tyrone.

Spring, met the eye, He possessed a mind richly imbued with How bright was the prospect that Fancy sound learning and christian principles,

pourtray'd! joined to great and active benevolence, Now faded, ah! faded for ever, they lie which could only be exceeded by that of Where the green turf of Erin now covers his estimable friend Dr Robert Ander

thy head; son, of Edinburgh, author of " the Lives of the British Poets," in whose house he

And friendship his fond ineffectual care had resided for some time, and who ac

Bewails, as he lingers and sighs to depart, companied him on his visit to Ireland.

And Piety weeps ’mid her holiest prayer

For a child that was lovely and dear to Author of The Pleasures of Nature," &c. her heart. WHEN the Warrior expires on his path 'Tis thus as we journey life’s dark valley

of renown The tears of a Nation embalm his repose,

through, 'Tho' Mercy ne'er hallowed and Pity dis

Bright sunbeams of Hope oft illumine

the road; The breast that ne'er felt her compassion. How brightly, alas! but how transient

too! ate throes. But when Worth, modest Worth, like a star

For love, hope, and joy, find one gulph

ing abode. beam that fell, Is withdrawn to his own empyrean of But pass undismay'd, O ye righteous: the

light, How few, ah, how few! round his cold

Though dim, mark the vista that opens earthly cell

afar! Heave the deep sigh of sorrow, and weep On the ruins of Time, o'er the darkness for his flight!

profound, Yet bosoms there are, O! the dearest, the Salvation has lighted her bright mornbest,

ing star; (And may Heaven on their path shed its loveliest beam!)

And the Cherubim train their glad welcome Who soothe the lone wanderer's pulses to extending,

Heaven's triumph recording, her loud And weep with a dear and a lasting es- Organ blow

For a soul from the confines of Darkness aAnd such o'er thy doon, lov'd, unfortunate

scending, Bourse!

That has trod the lone blood-press of

Death and of Woe! On sad sister shores, breathe the sigh of

regret ; For thy virtues the Good and the Virtuous Then weep not the pleasures so fading and mourn,

dear, Ah! memorials sweet! they shall never

For the handmaids of Bliss in yon stare forget.

ry abode, As some bark that has glean’d, as she tra

Shall wipe from your eyes the disconsolate vers'd the deep,

tear, The gems of the Orient, the pride of the

And ray on your pathway the smiles of wave,





your God.

Historical Affairs.





tance. The ground of the charge against IT is with the utinost concern we are to tắe Quartermaster-General is, “ In having,

relate, that a difference has arisen betwixt in his plan for the abolition of the tent conthe civil and military authorities at Mad- tract, lately held by officers commanding ras, which has occasioned very general dis- native corps, made use of false and infatress both in India and at home, and is mous insinuations, thereby tending to indikely to be productive of serious conse- jure our characters as officers, and otherquences. The following narrative has been wise injurious to our characters as gentle-, published as a correct statement of facts, and is said to have been drawn up from of- The Commander in Chief, General Maco ficial documents.

dowall, being solicited to investigate the It appears that Sir John Craddock, when conduct of the Quartermaster-General, sube Conimander in Chief of the Madras esta- mitted the charge to the Company's Judgeblishment, having in view some economical Advocate-General; but that gentleman was reformis, addressed a private and confiden- ef opinion, that not the Quartermaster-Getial letter to Lieut.-Colonel John Munro, neral, but the officers signing the charge, Quartermaster-General, requiring his opi. should be brought to trial, considering: nion concerning a subsisting contract, by their charge as an attack upon the Governvirtue of which tents were furnished by

le was replied, that not the meaofficers commanding native corps. Colonel sure proposed and acted upon, but the al.. Munro, in compliance with this order, pre- legations of the report, were objected to ; sented a report, counselling the annulling and the King's Solicitor-General being next of the contract; and the suggestions of the applied to, was of opinion there Quartermaster-General were acted upon grounds for bringing the Quartermasterby the Governor.—The report had been General before a military tribunal. On deposited in the Secret Department of Go- this the Commander in Chief determined vernment, till the arrival of Sir G. Barlow

to prosecute the Quartermaster-General, as Governor, into whose hands the papers whom the Government resolved to defend ; fell. He immediately imparted them to and a contest for authority took place. The Adjutant-General Lieut. Colonel Capper, following documents have been transmitconsidering them of a public nature, and

ted to us : the Adjutant-General did noị hesitate to 1. A letter (Jan. 30.) from the Comgive them publicity. The allegations con. mander in Chief to Lieutenant-Col. Muntained in the report were now considered ro, ordering him to be placed under arrest, as an unjust reflection upon the officers of preparatory to trial. the native corps, and unworthy motives 2. The answer of the Quartermaster-Gewere ascribed to the Quarter-master Gene- neral (same date,) in which he says, " A ral, as having in view the procuring of the sense of public duty induces me to notice contract for himself.

the extraordinary spectacle, of an officer, The following seems to have been the holding one of the first situations under offensive part of the report :-"Upon the Government, being placed in arrest by his observation and experience of six years,

Commander in Chief, for a report prepaformed upon the judgment of practical ef- red under the special orders of the precedfect, it appears that officers commanding ing Commander in Chief, which the latter native corps have strong inducements, from declared upon record to be the combined interest, to neglect their most important result of his own and that officer's reflexion, duties, in order that their corps shall not and which has received the entire approbe in a state of efficiency fit for field ser- bation of this and the Supreme Governvice."

meut." The Quartermaster-General de. Notwithstanding it was afterwards con- sires the Commander in Chief to inform tended by Colonel Munro that this was a the Governor of his proceeding. theoretical opinion, the whole corps of na.

3. 4. On this Col. Munro tendered to the tive officers felt themselves aggrieved, and Commander in Chief, a remonstrance and a charge was drawn up against him, which appeal, to be forwarded to the civil Gowas signed by 32 out of 54 officers, and vernment or Board : This, however, the the remainder would have signed the charge Commander in Chief declined presenting, also, but from their being at a great dise saying, in a lecter (dated 23d Jan. No. 4.) October 1809.

[ocr errors]

to Colonel Munro," I think it will be al- have secured its own glory, and added to lowed that your present attempt to make the British Empire extensive fertile regions a reference to the civil Government is novel of incalculable value and importance. May and unexampled, and striking a blow at your patriotism, valour, and worth, be acthe root of military authority, which can- knowledged and rewarded by the King and not be sufficiently reprobated.”

the East India Company, in proportion as 5. A remonstrance from Colonel Munro, they are known and appreciated by your addressed to the Chief Secretary of Go- Commander in Chief. Had Lieutenantvernment.-(Same date.)

General M‘Dowall succeeded to the high 6. A letter from the Chief Secretary of and enviable office, with all the advanGovernment to the Commander in Chief, tages enjoyed by his predecessors, he would, (dated the 24th January,) recommending upon first assuming the command, have him to release Col. Munro from his arrest. promulgated his sentiments upon so flatter.

7. The reply of General Macdowall, pro- ing an event ; but the circumstances of his testing against the interference of the ci- appointment were so humiliating and unvil Authority, and contending that a Court propitious, that he declined addressing the Martial alone could decide between the army, in the anxious hope that the Court Quartermaster-General and the officers. of Directors might, ou a further deliberaHe censures him for communicating with tion, be induced to restore him to his right, the Government.

and by altering the new and extraordinary 8. 9. 10. Other letters followed, in which forms of Government, have enabled him to the Commander in Chief declared, that, exercise the functions of his station, as the without the express order of the Governor representative of the army, with honour to in Council, he could not release the Quar- the service, and credit to himself; no protermaster-General from the arrest.The spect of such an occurrence being at all proGovernor, therefore, sent the order, and bable, in justice to the army, and to his own immediately assembled the Council, at character, he was determined to retire." which General Macdowall was summoned These orders were immediately followto attend. The General, who was sup- ed by general orders from the government, ported by a number of the officers, several by which General M‘Dowall was formally of them of rank, declined the summons, superseded previous to his resignation. It and sent in a protest against the interfer- concludes thus:ence of the Civil Government in a mea. 6 The Governor in Council must lament sure which he considered as purely mili- with the deepest regret, the necessity of tary. He then issued General Orders to resorting to an extreme measure of this na. the army, stating his resignation of the ture ; but when a manifest endeavour has command, and immediately embarked on been used to bring into degradation the suboard the Lady Jane Dundas Indiaman, preme public authority, it is essential that bound for Europe, after much difficulty in the vindication should not be less signal getting away, the Government having at. than the offence, and that a memorable ex. tempted to compel him to disembark. ample should be given, that proceedings

After the General's embarkation, the subversive of established order can find no Adjutant General, Col. Capper, issued the security under the sanction of rank, howGeneral Orders to the army, which he had ever exalted. The general orders in ques. received. They briefly mention the cause tion having been circulated under the sig. of his resignation, and conclude with say- nature of the Deputy-Adjutant-General of ing, that he feels it incunibent on him to ex- the army, it must have been known to that press his strong disapprobation of Lieut.- officer, that in giving currency to a paper Colonel Munro's unexampled proceeding, of this offensive description, he was acting and considers it a solemn duty imposed on in direct violation of his duty to the gohim to reprimand Lieut.-Cel. Munro in ge- yernment; as no authority can justify the neral orders.

execution of an illegal act, connected, as Attached to these general orders, is an that act obviously, in the present case, has address to the army by Adjutant-General been, with views of the most reprehensible Capper, who warmly espouses the cause of nature, the Governor in Council thinks it General M‘Dowall. The following extract proper to mark his highest displeasure at is the only part of it which alludes directly the conduct of Major-General Bowles, by to the case at issue, or furnishes the mo- directing that he be suspended from the tives for General M‘Dowall's conduct:- Company's service. The general order left

“ The moment is arrived when Lieut.. by the Commander in Chief for publicaGeneral M Dowall is to take leave of the tion, and dated the 2d instani, is directed company's army, whose ardent courage, to be expunged from every public record, consummate discipline, and persevering and the Adjutant-General of the army will firmness, have been displayed in the ac- immediately circulate the necessary orders chievement of those brilliant exploiçs which før the purpose."


« ZurückWeiter »