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inquiry, because we are acquainted with the eye rests upon with delight, and the the name of Wright, as an extraordivary female reader will see with satisfaction painter; but he is here given as the en that a large proportion of these are of graver, and the painter is said to be her own sex: for esample, Mrs. HeWorthington. This is a very interesting mans, (always welcome, the late Mrs. plate ; yet some of the drawing and feel. Heury Tighe, Mrs. Opie, Miss Porter, ing of the dranghtsman have been lost. Mrs. H. More, and Miss Mitford. The of the print, “The Boy and Dog," by number of Reverends in the list is, howHumphreys, from Sir Thomas Lawrence, ever, somewhat ominous; and we would we are tempted to ask, though it may be suggest to the Editor that sundry of the deemed presumptuous, whether there be serious verses of these pious contributors not a want of drawing in the off-leg? belong to the Evangelical and Methodist or, is this the engraver's fault? The Magazines. Amongst these baits for next print is by Worthington, from the “the religious world,” T. Hood's “ Ode, same accomplished artist; namely, “Por. imitated from Horace," has rather a trait of a Lady:" ininutely examined, the grotesque appearance. Haring named engraving does not shew a fine style, nor Mrs. Barbauld, we must say, that ber give the clearness of colour for which Sir papers are not in good custody, whilst Thomas is celebrated; it has, neverthe- such as some of those found in this year's less, an elegant appearance.
« The Amulet are suffered to come abroad. Best Dreams of the Youthful Shakespeare," let us give the reader an exquisite little from Westall, by Augustus Fox, is a poem : promising print, from a young man : it “ THE DIAL OF FLOWERS." Br MRS. reminds us of W. Finden's beautiful, fi
HEMANS. nished engraving in illustration of Beattie's Minstrel. Mr. Fux would do well 'Twas a lovely thought to mark the
hours to consult some of the fine prints, like that just named, in order to acquire har
As they floated in light away, mony and keeping, which are wanting By the opening and the folding Powers here. Mr. E. Finden has given us, in
That laugh to the Summer's day. the next plate, « The Oriental Love- Thus had each moment its own rich hue, Letter," from Pickersgill ; with wbich And its graceful cup or bell, much paids have evidently been taken, In whose colour'd vase might sleep the and it may be justly pronounced a clever
dew, historical engraving, by one who devotes Like a pearl in an ocean shell. himself chietly to the landscape branch To such sweet signs might the time bave of the art. In “Shakespeare's luterview
flown with Queen Elizabeth," from Stothard, In a golden current on, Mr. Ensom has presented us with his Ere from the garden, man's first abode, best performance; it is an exceedingly The glorious guests were gone. interesting print. Of “ Haddon Hall," by Wallis, from Reinagle, we cannot say
So might the days have been brightly much, remembering, as we do, the beau
told, tiful plates of Goodall aud others in the When shepherds gather'd their docks of
Those days of song and dreams landscape department. There are in the Bijou several head-pieces, after Stothard,
old, which are as hastily executed as they
By the blue Arcadian streams. were tastefully intended.-On the whole, So in those isles of delight, that rest judging from the specimens of art before
Far off in a breezeless main, us, the Bigou promises to be one of the which many a bark, with a weary guest, best of our annuals. It is decidedly the
Hath sought, but still in vain. first in its embellishments of those already Yet is not life, in its real fight, published, and we should place the Sou. Mark'd thus--even thus-on earth, venir in the second rank, and the Forget By the closing of one hope's delight, Me Not in the third.
And another's gentle birth? The “ Amulet" is more sober in its Oh! let us live, so that flower by flower, character than some of its annual com Shutting in turn, may leave petitors: the Editor aims to “ blend re A lingerer still for the sun-set hour, ligious instruction with literary amuse A charm for the shaded eve." ment.” On opening the volume we are presented with a long list of contributors “This dial was, I believe, formed by in capitals, beginning with Mr. Coleridge Linnæus, aud marked the hours by the and ending with the late Mrs. Barbauld. opening and closing, at regular intervals, In this crowd of names are some that of the flowers arranged in it.",
Mrs. Opie's verses are the more infrom a painting of Howard's. The figure teresting from the tinge of mysticism is too large for the size of the plate, or which her mind has lately received : her we should have called this, in the most paper, “ The Last Voyage, a true Story," unqualified sense of the terms, an exquiis an example of the power of a good sitely beautiful print. We think that “The writer to make much of very scanty ma Earl of Strafford and his Secretary,". terials. The reference to this tale leads from Vaudyke, is neither well chosen us to remark, that the prose pages of nor well engraved. Mr. Thomson has the Amulet outuumber the poetical — given us a charming print in, “ The Lady this gives the volume a heavy look, es of Ilkdale," from Jackson ; this is in the pecially as some of the papers are, by dotted manner. We are compelled to their subject and their length, suited to say of the next plate, "The Mouse Trap" any volume rather than an “ Amulet, from Ward, that it is very poor : there which loses its character when it ceases is a coarseness and poverty of live in the to charm. More than thirty pages are engraving. From this we turn to a very taken up by “A Brief notice of some neat and careful print, Mr. Portbury's ancient Coins aud Medals," by Dr. “ Dead Fawn," from a painting of Walsh, designed, though we cannot ex Smirke's : the figures here would have plain in what manner, to “illustrate the
been more complete if there had not progress of Christianity." There is also been a want of effect in the back-ground. an original History of the Gunpowder Neither of the Laudseers appears to adPlot," the most doleful and disgusting vantage iu “The Falconer," painted by story in the British anpals : but, then, E. L., and engraved by T. L.; we are there is a page of Autographs of the sorry to make this remark upon so very principal conspirators. Following this, eminent a young painter. Why did is another page of Autographs of Officers Mr. Armstrong throw away his fine taemployed against the Spanish Armada. lents upon such a subject as “ Peter the This is too antiquarian for our taste; let Great Shipwrecked," by Stroehling? it not be forgotten, however, that the After all our remarks, we cannot dissecond title of the Amulet is " Christian miss the “Amulet" without saying that and Literary Remembrancer.” But from it is an elegant and interesting volume. dulness and heaviness we ought to ex The tasteful bidding in rich watered silk cept several of the prose compositions tempts both the eye and the hand. The before us; all Miss Mitford's, for in same may be said of the last annual in stance ; and above all, Miss Porter's
our list spirited and striking sketch,“ Peter the The “Pledge of Friendship.” This work Great and the Shipwreck.”
succeeds one of the same title, last year ; The Plates of the Amulet are fourteen though in fact it now takes rank, for the in number, and the proprietors are enti- first time, with the “ annuals," as oritled to commendation for the industry ginal publications. We congratulate the and liberality which appear in this part Editor on his success in forming such a of the work. The frontispiece is, “The respectable corps of contributors, at the Morning Walk," a pleasing print by Mr. head of whom, shiniug iu all the rich C. Rolls, from a picture of Sir Thomas but chaste attire of fancy, is our favourLawrence's. Mr. Rolls has yet to learn ite Mrs. Hemans. Her “ Memory of the art of truly representing in so small the Dead," is a poem never to be for. a compass the lightness and elegance gotten. In her “Faith of Love," there that distinguish this master. We know is a holy moral. By the side of this not whom we are to praise for the beau- lovely writer, we see here many of the tiful vignette title ; it is worthy of a authors whom we have already named
“ The Last Man," by Wallis, and quoted, though few of the very first after Jones, is accompanied by the im- class. Miss Mitford is in many a pleasmortal poem of Mr. Campbell's, so enti- ing page of both prose and verse, Mrs. tled, which is republished for the sake Opie relates a “True Anecdote," entiof the print, in which, however, we do tled “ Rejected Addresses," which we not find all the sublimity that the verses commend, as preachers are wont to say, lead us to expect. We cannot speak well to the serious attention" of satirical of “The Shepherd Boy,”. by C. Rolls, young ladies, who put a sister's lover out from Pickersgill; the subject is com of countenance and out of heart. Some mon-place and ill-chosen, and the print of Mrs. Cornwall Baron Wilson's verses is altogether heavy. The next plate is are pathetic; but do they not relate to engraved by a very clever artist, Mr. W. sorrows which scarcely admit of expo. Finden, all whose works bear the stamp
We might poiut out many conof excellence; it is, “The Gipsey Girl, tributions to the volume which will
please and delight the reader, particu- Art. XII.-A Sermon, preached is larly several of our Quaker poet's, Ber the Chapel in Hanover Square, nard Barton, and of the Rev. T. Dale's. Newcastle, previous to a Collection On the whole, we think, there is too
in Aid of the British and Foreigas large a proportion of melancholy sub
Unitarian Assooiation, October 29, jects; yet melancholy as is their tone, who would willingly part with such
1826. 12mo. pp. 12. Newcastle, verses as the following ?
printed by John Marshall. 1827. “ MY FATHER'S GRAVE IS HERE. Br
The Unitarian Association could not THE Rev. W. LISLE BOWLES.
receive the sanction of a more influential
name than that of the venerable author ? My Father's Grave,' I heard her say, of this sermon,—the Rev. William TurAnd marked a stealing tear ;
ner. The sermon is the easy, familiar Oh, no! I would not go away
address of a pastor, who has been long MY FATHER'S GRAve' is here.
considered as a Father by his affectionate A thousand thronging sympathies, flock. The preacher states some of the The lonely spot epdear;
leading doctrines of Unitarianism; gires And every eve remembrance sighs, a few sketches of the history of English MY FATHER's Grave is here!
Unitarians; and relates some of their Some human tears unbidden start,
efforts for the promotion of their opia As Spring's gay birds I hear,
nions, terminating in the establishment For all things whisper to my heart,
of the Unitarian Association, which he MY FATHER's Grave is here !
strongly recommends to the support of
his own denomination. For the spirit of * Young hope may blend each colour this short address, we could wish it a gay,
more extensive circulation than the auAnd fairer views appear;
thor seems to meditate for it, by printing But no! I would not go away
it as one of the Tracts of the “Newcastle MY FATHER'S GRAVE is here." Unitarian Tract Society." This, like several of the other " puals," has an “ Ornamented Case," Art. XIII.-A Plain Statement of the which the Editor reckons, together with Evidences of Christianity, divided the Vignette, of which one side or page into short Chapters, with Questions of the case is but a re-impression,
annexed to each. Designed for the amongst the plates, which, exclusive of these, are ten. The engravings have no
Use of Schools, Sunday-Schools, very high claim as works of art-yet we
and Young Persons. By Francis must point out two very pretty land
Knowles. 12mo. pp. 100. Wigan, scapes; one,
“ Arthur's Seat," from printed by J. Brown: Nasmyth, by Lacey,—the other, “Brough Wightman and Cramp, London. am Castle," from Copley Fielding, by 1826. the younger W. Cooke. We may probably take notice here
This is a clear and judicious summary after of the remaining “ annuals." Our of the Evidences of Christianity; wellobject in the present article has been to adapted for the young, on whose behalf review them impartially, and to put the it was compiled, and further recom
The “Quesreader in possession of their merits, for mended for its cheapness. merits they all have, though not in equal tions” appended to each chapter fit it proportions. The proprietors, without for use in Sunday education. At the any exception, are entitled to our com
foot of the page, the author bas given mendation for the fair prices at which
the meanings of the less common words their elegant volumes are offered to the employed; a great advantage to the public; and this, united with other and young learner. He has also published higher claims to the patronage of the separately a short “ Appendix-containliterary world, will cause them, we doubt ing Outlines of the Chapters, for the not, to be presented to many a young purpose of assisting the Memory.”+ glistening eye and tender hand on the approaching merry days of Christmas and # ls. 6d, extra boards. the New Year.
+ Price 4d. stitched.
Rev. ROBERT LITTLE.
flock in this place; not by zealous or IN August last, the Rev. ROBERT LIT- overstrained efforts, but by those slow TLE, a man no less respected for bis vir and sure degrees which give permanency tues in private life thau esteemed for his to labour, and success to perseverance. talents and his usefulness as a Christian He was of a high order of mind, uniting preacher. He began his ministerial ca great simplicity with great energy ; litereer as a Calvinist, and was for some rary and scientific, he brought no orditime the pastor of a congregation in Mr. vary stores of learning to support his Haldane's connexion at Dundee. He creed, and to adorn his professional proafterwards officiated to a Sandemanian ductions; a sincere searcher after truth, congregation at Birmingham. During he reasoned with the fearlessness and his stay at this place he relinquished his warmth of an apostle ; full in the belief Trinitarian sentiments and became an of his own course of thinking, he treated Unitarian. After this change in his the opinions of others with great caudour opinions he preached occasionally at the and tenderness, and never attempted to Unitarian lectures in the metropolis, and remove an honest prejudice, unless he subsequently succeeded Mr. Heineken, as could supply a refreshing truth to fill its the minister of the Unitarian congrega- place. He discussed every topic with tion at Gainsborough, in Lincolnshire. freedom, boldness and decision, as one Family consideratious induced him to who had come to a conclusion satisfacremove to America. Having fixed his tory to himself; but carried himself with residence at Washington, he succeeded all meekness and humility to his God in raising an Unitarian congregation in and Father. He found among his adthat city, which was honoured with the mirers and friends some of all creedscountenance of Mr. Adams, the President from those of the Church of Rome to the of the United States, and other mem followers of Whitefield and Wesley; and bers of the Government and the Legisla- if they could not acknowledge all his reture. We copy from the United States' ligious seutiments to be just, they were Gazette the following character of Mr. ready to bear testimouy to the sincerity Little that originally appeared in the of his faith and the purity of his chaWashington National Intelligencer. racter.
“A mail from Harrisburg has brought “Such was his fame as a preacher, the mournful tidings of the death of the that every Sunday might be seen among Rev. Robert Little, pastor of the Unita- his congregation many of highly cultirian church of this city. He left us on vated intellects, who ou entering his the first day of the present month on a church door made a nental protest journey of recreation and health with against his tenets, but joined in the gehis family. He was in usual good health neral admiration of his talents, and the at the time of his departure, except a splendour of his productions. His aclittle exbausted with the severe labours of quirements were extensive as a scholar, bis calling. His professional duties were and he supported his reasonings with uncommonly severe, preaching every Sun- ample stores of theological learning. day twice, and attending to many other His eloquence was without cant, or trick, matters of industry through the week. or affectation ; plain, sensible, strong The immediate cause of his death is said and attracive. He sometimes alarmed the to have been au exposure to the oppres- timid by the stateliness and vigour of his sive heat of the sun for several days, on march in support of his favourite theories this journey to the place of his death; of duty and religiou ; but in the very and added to which, he preached on fervour of his zeal he discovered the Sunday last at Harrisburg, not more spirit of subdued affections amidst the thau forty-eight hours before his pre- exalted properties of a commanding in. mature departure from this world. Mr. tellect. Never were a people more atLittle was a native of England, and had tached to their teacher and spiritual been a preacher in that country before guide, than the parishioners of Mr. Little his arrival in this city, which was about were to him. In the literary and scieneight years since. For inore than seven tific portion of society, his loss will long years past he had been building up a be felt in this aity. He was the most
active mind in the Cobumbian Institute, Tomline, D.D., Lord Bishop of Winand was devising and carrying into effect, chester, and Prelate of the Order of the by the weight of his character and judi- Garter. He was nearly 80 years of age. cious exertions, liberal things for that in- Dr. Tomline was the son of a respectastitution. Under his fostering hand the ble tradesmap at Bury St. Edmund's, and Botanic Garden had begun to flourish, was educated in the Grammar School of and much was expected from his perse. that town, whence he removed to Pem. verance. Identified with all associations broke Hall, Cambridge. Here he distinfor improving the city and the ininds of guished bimself as a good classical schothe citizens, it might be said he was be- lar and mathematician. Jo 1772, be loved and respected by all. The loss of came out as Senior Wrangler, was electsuch a man cannot be calculated in a ed Fellow in 1781, and served the office growing society; and the only consola. of Moderator. The late Mr. Pitt being tiou that we can find is in the belief that sent to that College, Mr. Prettyman was the Governor of the world does all things selected to be his tutor, a circumstance for the good of his children."
to which he owed his future advance
When Mr. Pitt was appointed
Chancellor of the Exchequer, he made Mrs. Foot.
his tutor his private Secretary, an office
for which he is said to have been emi. Oct. 28, in the 86th year of her age, nently qualified. In 1787, he was raised at her house in Brunswick Square, (Brise to the Bishopric of Lincolo, shortly after tol,) Mrs. Foot. She was daughter of the Rev. William Foot, formerly minis, 1820, was trauslated to the see of Win.
was made Deau of St. Paul's, and in ter of a Dissenting congregation, and chester. A few years ago a gentleman master of an eminent classical school iu of the name of Tomline left him an this city; an able and excellent man, ample fortune on condition of his taking who still lives with peculiar freshness in the name. His Lordship's chief publithe grateful memory of many of our
cations were Elements of Christian Themost distinguished fellow-citizens, once his pupils. She was sister to the bene- ology, 2. vols., 8vo., which drew forth
some able animadrersions from Mr. volent widow of the late Alderman John Frend ; a Refutation of the Charge of Merlott
, who by their joint munificence Calvinism against the Church of Ed. became so emphatically " blind." These were natural and gladly and patron.
glaod ; and the Life of Mr. Pitt, his pupil acknowledged sources of respect and re. gard towards the deceased ; but it was to her own frank and kind disposition, WILLIAM BELSHAM, Esq. her own strong good sense and highly improved mind, and to her own social
Lately at an advanced age, Mr. Wiland cheerful piety, that she was indebted
LIAM BELSHAM, well known to the pubfor her power of attaching new friends, lic by his uumerous publications. Mr. and of drawing still closer those nu.
Belsham was the author of many tracts ou merous and hereditary ties which the politics and political economy during the long and eventful course of more than
French revolution and the revolutionary half a century had never relaxed. The
But his chief works are his “Espoor and the distressed will remem
says, Philosophical and Moral, Historical ber her for her own kind acts; and the
and Literary;" aud his History of Enmemory and the regret will have been gland, which embraced the period interrendered the more enduring by the ha- vening between the abdication of James bitual discrimination which directed her the Second and the death of George the benerolence. Retaining her faculties and
Third. cheerfulness unimpaired to the last hour, she died in that peace and hope which a
MR. WILLIAM TURNER. temper and conduct governed by a strict regard to Christian principles may justly TURNER. His remains were deposited
Lately, at Philadelphia, Mr. WILLIAM inspire.— Bristol Paper.
in the burial-ground belonging to the Unitarian Church in that city, of which
he had been a member from its comDR. TOMLINE, BISHOP OF WIN
inencement. In the absence of the CHESTER.
minister, the funeral service was per Nov. 15, at Kingston Hall, vear Wim. formed by the Rev. Mr. Taylor. borne, Dorset, the seat of H. Bankes, “ Mr. Turner," the Americau Paper Esq., M. P., Rev. GEORGE PRETTYMAN states, “ was a native of Manchester, ia
eyes to the