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fects of cold. At the usual hour he CATALOGUE OF PICTURES AT AUGSeats his dinner, which, on these occą. sions, must consist (though for what reason we know not) of a roast fowl. It is with great pleasure we learn Having finished his bird, he again from a correspondent, who is lately proceeds with his usual exercise. returned from abroad, that the rage These sweats are conținued weekly, so for every thing French has considerthat a person under training must un- ably subsided in various parts of the dergo at least three or four of them. continent, and that it is not impossible Should the stomach of the patient our own language may, in a few years, shew any symptoms of bile, an emetic supersede in popularity and general must be immediately exhibited ; and usage, the dialect of our sprightly when he has undergone this treat- neighbours. But so short a period ment for about two months, he is gen- has elapsed since the downfal of Bonaerally supposed to be in the highest parte, and the consequent check put to possible condition.

the universal dominion of the French, Such is the general outline of Capt. that it is not reasonable to expect to Barclay's mode of training, which, on find much advance made towards so the whole, must be confessed to be ex- desirable a change. First efforts, howtremely well calculated to attain the ever laudable, are, as is well known, object in view. In addition, however, uniformly imperfect. We have been to the observations which I have al- led to make these observations, by the ready hazarded on different parts of it, perusal of a curious production of the there is one great omission which I press, that has been transmitted to us deem it necessary to point out. I al- from Augsburg. It appears that the lude to the total silence he observes landlord of Die Drey Mauren, or with regard to the use of the tepid “ Three Moors,” one of the chief hobath. Without the use of the bath, tels of that imperial city, has united it is quite impossible to cleanse the to the usual pursuits of an inn-keeper skin of the patient from the perspira- a taste for the fine arts, and that in a tion emitted in the process above de- part of his large mansion, not requirscribed. Quantities of fetid grease are ed for the accommodation of his guests, left to clog up his pores, their healthy he possesses a very extensive gallery of action is destroyed, and there can be pictures. As the travellers who freno doubt that the muscular power of quent his house, at least those who the individual must thus be in some have most money to spend in the purdegree impaired. The frequent use chase of these luxuries, are generally of the tepid bath, therefore, I have no English, he has published a descriphesitation in declaring, should inva- tion of his paintings in the language of riably form a prominent feature in that nation, which, notwithstanding every system of training ; and that its unpromising name of “A CataCaptain Barclay should have altogether logue,” has afforded us much amuseomitted it, is not easily accounted for. If his pictures be all of them I shall defer some other objections to genuine, or to use one of his favourite his practice of training till my next expressions, “ of a singular verity,” letter, when I shall also beg leave to his trade in chef dæuvres must be as lay before you some improvements in profitable to him as that of the most this noble art, which have been sug- famous traiteur of Paris, in hors gested by Mr Pierce's experience and d'æuvres, more peculiarly the objects my own.

The science of pugilism of his savoury profession. likewise will engage my attention, and We have been induced to copy a I trust (for on the subject of the ring few of the first articles in the CataI venture to speak with confidence) logue of Mr Deuringer, chiefly with you will not find my observations al- 'an eye to the benefit of the Dilettanti together uninstructive. I can only Society of Edinburgh, and the Shaksay, if they shall succeed in infusing speare Club of Alloa, who may, pera love of pugilism into a single Edin- haps, enrich some of their reports burgh advocate, or Glasgow cotton- with a few of the new expressions broker, I shall not consider them as of mine host of Augsburg-mexpressions having been written in vain.

which only wait the sanction of these

G. MARET. bodies to become as good English Maidenhead, Nov. 1st.

as most of the phraseology used in

ment.

newspaper-critiques on pictures and 17. Abraham kneeing before the allmachty prints. We are extremely happy, too, in

who speeks to him out of the clouds, having it in our power to make known grandly by Octave van Veen. to the Dilettanti, more especially, the 18. Two marines, a sheepwrack and a sun existence of so congenial a spirit as the 19. David playing on the harp and singing

sitting, both by Joseph Vernet. inn-keeper: In case they should they

the praise of God, a many naked chil. should think of conferring on him a dren dancing arround him, above a public mark of their veneration, we beg concert in Paradise, performed by S. to inform them, that his birth-day is Cecilia with various saints, virginities, the 12th of January, a day celebrated &c. by Pietro de Candito. at Augsburg by an annual dinner of 20. A lewdness by Hemskerk. the Society of "Augsburgischen kunst: 21. The demission of Hagar, sweet littil bit

by de Witt. liebhabern oder lustiger gesellen," 22. A wolf devouring a ship, hardby a fox whose permanent Secretary this emi

and a magpie, expresing a desire to nent connoisseur has been for several partake of the meat, by Christopher years past.

Baudiz. 1. S. Magdalene in a cavern weeping over

23. Two picces of merry company and burher falls, before her the red-book, a

lesk, the first a country divertissement crucifix a skull and some plants, above

of gentlemen on their manour; the a glory of angels. The figures paint

second a snow piece, representing the ed by van Balen, the landscape by

piazza san Marco at Venice, as it was Breugel, and very fine.

in the before time, with a number of 2. The inside of a wood-land, the river

sellers, buyers, and masques, by Car

letto Carliari 1594. Jordan runs trough the bottom and the batisme of our Lord is represented 24. Queen Marie Christian of Sweden retherein, by John Breugel.

presented in a very noble situation of 3. A dutch country by van der Velde.

body and tranquility of mind, of a 4. The Market-place at Utrecht with a

fine verity and a high effect of clairmultitude of figures before a jac-pud.

obscure. By Rembrand. ings Comedy, by Theodore Helmbre. 25. Orpheus cudgelled by the Nymphs, a ker.

good picture by Pietro di Cortona. 5. Two ancient pictures by Holbein, nine 26. Cromwell Oliver, kit-cat the size of life, figures as large as life, all portraits

a Portrait of the finest carnation, who of the Fuggers family, dated 1517.

shews of a perfect likeness and verity, These pieces are finest preserves and

school of Vandyk, perhaps by him.

self.
Cronic says some of the perfectst works
of Holbein in Germany.

27. Our Lord dragged trough cedron ; in 6. A shoemakers-shop, very true, by John

the distance the betraying of Judas, Hormans.

by Fr. Dom. Frank. 7. A merry company, people dancing near

28. A large and precious battle piece reprea village, by Peter van Laar, esteem senting a scene of the famous victory ed of his exequisit works.

by Blindheim wonen by Marleborough

over the frensh 1704. We see here 8. Judas betraying Christ, and sizing him in the garden, by Alessandro Marche

the portrait of this hero very resem. sini.

bling, he in a graceful attitude on 9. Antiquity by Cranach, an old fellow

horsebak, is just to order a movecaressing a girl, very warm piece.

ment; a many generals and attend. 10. A very good an effectual piece of archi

ance are arround him. The leaguer, tecture by Peter Neefs.

the landscape, the groups, the fight11. The repenting Magdalene in the grot

ing all with the greatest truth, there full of tear, by Corneil Poelemburg.

is nothing that does not contribute to 12. A fuddling-bout, beautyful small thing

embellish this very remarcable picture, by Rembrand.

painted by a contemporary of the 13. Valediction of S. Peter and S. Paul,

evenement and famous artist in battle both in the hands of their jac-Kitches,

pieces, George Philipp Rugeudas. large picture the figures the size of 29. Its companion. The fortified camp of life, by Casper van Crayer.

the frensh full of interesting details 14. A hunting piece of great beauty by

and with a number of figures all in Schneyders, the dogs seem to be alife,

action. These two pictures are esthe wild-fowls, a hair, toils, just as in

teemed as the largest and exquisitest nature.

by Rugendas, and as works of a rang 15. Cincinnatus at the plough receving from

from Woverman or van der Meulen. a committee of roman senatores the

The should be very worthy to embelinvitation of the first dignity of the

lish one of the finest Gallery of a Prince

in Europe. gouvernment, by Prof. Seidel 1798. 16. The angel appears to the Ladys on the

The number of pictures in the Gala burial, by Dietricy.

lery amounts to 400. VOL. IV.

2 S

SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND

WRITINGS OF ENSIGN AND AD

6 The

found less favour in his eyes than in

those of most other visitors with whom JUTANT ODOHERTY.

we have had an opportunity of conver

sing. In one of those inimitable leto (Continued from Vol. III. p. 55.)* ters of his, addressed to the compiler

of the present sketch, he comments This winter was indeed a memorable with some little causticity on the inone in the life of Odoherty. Divided cidents of several balls and routes almost in equal proportions between which he had just attended. the Old and the New Town of Edin- gayeties of Edinburgh," writes the burgh-between the society of Hogg, Ensign, “ are a bad and lame cari. Allan, and the Dilettanti, on the one cature of those of London. There hand, and that of the female and fa- is the same squeeze, the same heat, the shionable world on the other and same buzz; but, alas! the ease, the thus presenting to the active mind of elegance, the non-chalance are awantthe ensign a perpetual succession, or ing. In London, the different orders rather alternation, of the richest of society are so numerous that they viandsmit produced the effects which keep themselves totally apart from might have been anticipated, and each other; and the highest circles of swelled considerably the bulk of two fashion admit none as denizens except portfolios, respectively set apart for those who possess the hereditary claims the prose

and verse compositions of birth and fortune, or (as in my own which, at this period of his career, case), those who are supposed to atone our bard was so rapidly pouring forth for their deficiencies in these respects, to the admiration of his numerous by extraordinary genius or merit.friends and the public.

Hence there are so few stones of the His morning hours were devoted to first, or even of the second, water, that attend several courses of lectures in recourse is necessarily had to far infethe University; for Odoherty was rior gems--not unfrequently even to never weary of learning, and em the transitory mimicries of paste. You braced with ardour every opportunity shall see the lady of an attorney stowthat was afforded him of increasing ing away her bedsteads and basinthe stores of his literary acquisitions stands, dismantling all her apartand accomplishments. His remarks ments, and turning her whole family upon the different lectures which he topsy-turvy once in a season, in order now attended, possess all his charac- that she may have the satisfaction of teristic acuteness, and would have dispersing two hundred cards, with done honour to a more practised critic. " At home" upon them. It is amusBut these we reserve for the separate ing enough to see with what lapublication of his works. To insert borious exertion, she and her daughany mutilated fragments of them here ters, sensible people that attend to dowould be an act of injustice to the il- mestic concerns, plain-work, &c. for lustrious Professors, Brown, Playfair, three parts of the year, become for a Leslie, Hope, Ritchie, &c., no less than few short weeks the awkward inapt to their nguished disciple. Great copyists of their far less respectable and illustrious as is the fame of these betters. It is distressing to see the Philosophers, it is possible that the faded airs with which these good Bour. names of some of them may live in dis- geoises endeavour to conceal their contant ages, chiefly because of their con fusion in receiving the curtsy of a lady nexion with that of Odoherty. The of quality, who comes to their houses Ensign may be to them what Xeno- only for the purpose of quizzing them phon has been to Socrates; he may be in some corner, with some sarcastic more, for it is possible that none of younger brother,” &c. The rest of them may have a Plato.

the letter, consisting chiefly of rapThe gay world of the northern turous descriptions of particular young metropolis, which, during this remark- ladies, is omitted from motives of able winter, was adorned by the grace- delicacy. Two fair creatures, howful and ingenious Ensign, seems, we ever, a most exquisite petite Blonde, are constrained to observe, to have and a superb sultana-like Brunette,

* The gentleman who drew up the two first notices of this life, having died of an apoplexy some time ago, the notice which appeared in March, and the present one, are by a different hand.

who seem to have divided for se. 'Tis with pain e'er Odoherty roams veral weeks the possession of the From the scenes of the pipe and the pot. sensible heart of Odoherty, may re

Your Dandies may call him a sot, ceive, upon personal application to

They never can call him a spoon;

And Odoherty cares not a jot, the publisher, several sonnets, elegies, &c. which are inscribed with their

For he's sure you won't join in the tune.

With your pipes and your swipes, names in the above-mentioned port

And your herrings and tripes, folio of their departed admirer - faint You never can join in the tune. and frail memorials of unripened affections—memorials over which they

I'm a swapper, as every one knows, may now drop a tear of delightful 'Tis no wonder your minikin beaux

In my pumps six feet three inches high; pensiveness -- which they may now Have a fancy to fight rather shy press to the virgin bosom without a

Of a Gulliver chap such as I, hope, and therefore, alas! without a That could stride over troops of their tribes, blush.

That had never occasion to buy About this period their Imperial Either collars, or calves, or kibes. Highnesses the Archdukes Johi and My boot wrenches and pinches, Lewis of Austria arrived in the Cale Though 'tis wide twenty inches, donian metropolis. Although they

And I don't bear my brass at my kibes. received every polite attention from When I see a fantastical hopper, the military, legal, and civic dignitaries A trim little chip of the ton, of the place, these elevated personages Not so thick as your Highness' pipe-stopper, were afflicted, notwithstanding, with

And scarcely, I take it, so long, considerable symptoms of ennui, in

Swaddled prim and precise as a prong, the course of the long evening which says 1, Does the creature belong

With his ribs running all down and up, they spent at M‘Culloch's, after re

To the race of the ewe or the tup ? turning from the pomps and festivities

With their patches and their scratches, of the day. It was then that their And their plaster'd mustachios, Highnesses, expressing some desire to They are more of the ewe than the tup. partake of the more unceremonious and week-day society of the Northern Athens, various characters of singing,

SONG II. smoking, and scientific celebrity were introduced to their apartment, through

That nothing is perfect has frequently been

By the wisest philosophers stated untruly; the intervention of a gentleman in which only can prove that they never had their suite. Among these, it is scarcely necessary to observe, was Odoherty. The agreeable Lady Lucretia Gilhooly. The Ensign, with that happy tact Where's the philosopher would not feel loss which a man of true genius carries

of her ? into every situation of life, imme

Whose bosom these bright sunny eyes

would not thaw ? diately perceived and caught the air, manner, &c.—in a word, whatever Although I'm a game one, these little high

waymen was best adapted for captivating the

Have rifled the heart of poor Major archiducal fancy. His proficiency in M'Craw. the German tongue, the only one which these princes spoke with much Cook sail'd round the world, and Commo

dore Anson fluency, was not indeed great ; but he

The wonders he met with has noted down made amends for this by the truly

duly; Germanic ferocity with which he But Cook, nor yet Anson, could e'er light smoked (for the Ensign was one of by chance on those who can send the cloud, ad libia A beauty like Lady Lucretia Gilhooly. tum, through the ears and nostrils, as Let astronomer asses still peep through their well as the mouth)—by the unquali glasses, fied admiration which he testified for Then tell all the stars and the planets , the favourite imperial beverage of

they saw ; Giles' ale—but, above all

, by the style Damn Georgium Sidus ! We've Venus beof matchless excellence in which he

And that is sufficient for Major M‘Craw. sung some of his own songs, among which were the following.

Delighted with this mirthful evenCONFUSIOx to routs and at homes, ing, the illustrious strangers, before

To assemblies, and balls, and what not ; breaking up, insisted that Odoherty,

seen

side us,

SONG I.

cum

the principal source of its hilarity, sequela eorum circa horám meri. should accompany them next day to dianam, impensis Facultatis. the literary, mercantile, and manufac 2. Studentes qui barbas habent turing city of Glasgow. Here the tondeant et manus et facies lavent Ensign was received in the most dis- sicuti in die dominico. tinguished manner, not more on ac 3. Studentes omnes indusia nitida count of the company in which he induant velut cum Dux Montis-Rostravelled, than of the individual fame arum erat hic. which had already found its way before 4. Studentes Theologici nigras brachim to the capital of St Mungo. The cas et vestes et pallia decentia induant party put up at the Buck's Head, to quasi ministri. the excellent hostess of which (Mrs 5. Omnes studentes in casu sint viJardine) the Ensign addressed a pa- deri per Archiduces et Marchionem et thetic sonnet at parting. At the dinner honorabiles personas qui cum iis sunt; given by the provost and magistrates, et Hibernici et Montani supra omnia the Ensign attended in full puff, and sibi oculum habeant et omnes pectanwas placed among the most illustrious tur. guests, at the upper end of the table. 6. Studentes duas lineas faciant He

sung, he joked, he spoke; he was decenter et cum quiete intra aulam the sine quo non of the meeting. At priorem et aulam communem the collation prepared for the imperial processio ambulat, et juniores ni rideparty by the professors of the univer- ant cum peregrinos vident. sity, he made himself equally agree 7. In aula communi Professor ***** able; and indeed, upon both of these (name illegible) qui olim in Gallia occasions, laid the foundations of seve fuit Francisce illis locutus erit nam ral valuable friendships, which only Professor ****** est mortuus. terminated with his existence. Among 8. Deinde Aliquis ex Physicis serhis MSS. we have found a paper which monem Anglicam pronunciabit et purports to contain the words of a Principalis Latine precabitur. programma affixed to the gate of the 9. Sine strepitu dismissi estotis cum college, on the morning preceding the omnia facta sunt. visit of the Archdukes. We shall not hesitate to transcribe this fragment, It is to be regretted that several although, from our ignorance of the leaves are a-wanting in the Ensign's style and ceremonial observed on simi- diary, which probably contained an aclar occasions by the Scottish univer- count of the rest of the tour which he sities, we are not able to vouch for its performed in company with the scions authenticity. The Ensign kept his of the house of Hapsburg. Their cuspapers in much disorder-seria mixta tom of smoking several pipes every jocis, as his Roman favourite expresses evening after supper, took from him, it.

it is not unlikely, the leisure that Q. F. F. Q. S.

might have been necessary for comSENATUS Academicus Togatis et posing a full narrative; but, however non Togatis Salutem dat.-Ab altissimo slight his precis might have been, its et potentissimo Principe Marchione de loss is to be regretted. The sketches Douglas et Clydesdale, certiores facti of a master are of more value than the quod eorum altitudines imperiales most elaborate works of secondary Archiduces Joannes et Ludovicus de hands. The fragment of an Angelo Austria, hodie nos visitatione honorare surpasses the chef-d'oeuvres of a West ; intendunt, hasce regulas enunciare -but, to return—at Dublin, the fesquomodo omnes se sunt gerere pla- tivities with which the arrival of the cuit nobis, et quicunque eas non vo- party was celebrated, surpassed in lunt observare severrime puniti erunt splendour and variety, as might be expostea.

pected, every thing that had been exlmo, Eorum altitudines imperiales hibited in the cities of Scotland.

AfArchiduces Joannes et Ludovicus de ter spending several days in a round Austria capient frigidam collationem of gayeties, the Archdukes set sail for in aulâ priori cum principali et profes- Liverpool. Odoherty, from the pressoribus (cum togis suis) et quibusdam sure of his professional engagements, generosis hominibus ex urbe et vicini- found himself compelled to go no fartate, et signifero Dochertiade et alia' ther in the train of the princely travel

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