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to return the treasure untouched to its owner; and secondly, at the hands of “another eminent person”-evidently a cordon bleu in his art—and who may be readily guessed at), "who by his early and uninterrupted intimacy with my brother, his varied accomplishments, and his known powers as a writer, was peculiarly fitted to be his biographer.”

But he, too, after some years more delay, was compelled to decline the office; and the happy result is before us : we have the materials themselves in all their simplicity and significance, in place of the showy but less useful and durable fabric.

It would be difficult to point out any literary biography more to the purpose, and at the same time more interesting and valuable in itself, than these “ Memoirs and Correspondence,” which exhibit (for those who will take the trouble of making out its details) a much more complete and authentic picture of the career of their gifted subject, from boyhood till his premature decease, than the most elaborate biography" could have furnished : yet is there scarcely twenty pages of the whole, that were written with the remotest idea that they should ever see the light,—the " Memoir" portion of the work comprising a very few opening and connecting passages by the editor, and a few brief extracts from the private journals of Mr. Horner himself, and the remainder being made up of “ Correspondence"--chiefly between the subject of the work and that very distinguished band of friends with whom he was connected from his school-days, and was never afterwards disjoined. The chief of these are Brougham, Jeffrey, Mackintosh, Romilly, Sydney Smith, Hallam, Lord Webb Seymour, Lord Murray, Allen (Master of Dulwich), &c.

The portions of this correspondence, which will probably be deemed the most generally interesting, are those connected with the history of the Edinburgh Review, of which Francis Horner was one of the projectors. But the truly and permanently, because practically valuable portions of the work are those which detail the early studies and progress to distinction of this excellent man,--than whom, though the coterie (for such after all it was) to which he belonged, included several more brilliant, not one was superior-scarcely equal—in that admirable good sense, judgment, and sound practical wisdom which, when directed as they were in this instance, by unshaken and unsullie principles of social and political action, are more valuable and available than genius, both as regards their possessor and all the rest of the world.

THE WHISPERING GALLERY.

THE COMET.-We are not scientific Astronomers, and cannot direct Telescopicus to the exact spot; but we understand from the Jargonists that its nucleus is somewhere in a Latin constellation, and that the tail passes through a Greek star, goes over an Arabian one, under a Hebrew one, then squeezes between two Danish ones, just brushes a Swedish one, wriggles through a High Dutch cluster, and terminates amidst a small fry of Chinese nebulæ. Others report that the Comet has been postponed to allow time for the Astrologers to predict it; and there is a very general impression that if the Phænomenon comes skylarking too near us, it is to be apprehended as an “eccentric body.”

To Q.--We are not aware when the great Boys' Distribution is to take place: the little Boys' Distribution will be just before the Easter holidays.

ART UNIONS.—There can be no doubt but that the proposed Art Union, under the patronage of the Licensed Victuallers, will create a better style of sign-painting. The inferior“ tag-rag and bob-tails of the sacred brush,” as Peter Pindar called them, will naturally devote their talents to appropriate subjects; and accordingly, at the next Exhibition, the fortunate holders of prizes may expect to select from a large assortment of very superior Saracens' Heads, Belle Sauvages, Red Lions, and Blue Boars.

To M.—Except the two recently conie to hand, we have never received any

Prints whatever for review. Mr. Templeton Spencer, who has several times requested an autograph, has not favoured us with an address.

Woman's Love, by T. M. is inclosed for the author at Marlboroughstreet.

Our New York friend compels us, for want of an address, to a public answer. The supposed schoolfellowship is very doubtful. We do not remember “the noble staircase with the Homeric paintings—the fine gardens, and the grape pies," nor yet "the Wards, Slaughter, Bowick, H. Powell, and above all, the delicate Perry.” The old familiar names that recur to our memory are Bumblethorpe, Pogglethwaite, Crumpe, Jiggers, and Grumpage.

W.'s Epigram seems personal, but we venture to give it.

ON A VERY STOUT SPINSTER.
To take her all in all, Miss Rachel Paul
Was not the worst upon this earthly ball,
But then she was so very big and tall
That no one liked to take her all in all.

INDEX

TO TIIE

FIRST PART OF 1843.

ADAM BROWN, the Merchant, by Horace | Blanchard, Laman, Esq.--All sorts of
Smith, Esq., reviewed, 278

little attentions, by, 129–Eccentri-
Advertisement literature of the age, cities of affectation, by, 248—The
111

poor devil, by, 291
Affectation, eccentricities of, by Laman Borrow, Mr. George, the bible in Spain,
Blanchard, Esq., 248

or imprisonment of an Englishman,
Affyhanistan, a tale of the war in, 180 in the attempt to circulate the scrip-
All sorts of little attentions, by Laman tures, reviewed, 140
Blanchard, Esq., 129

Bruce, Mr., at Constantinople, and in
Alligators, 421

Syria, 9, 240
Antelopes of Bombay, &c., 105 Bosphorus, shores of the, 9, 15
Antiquaries, travels of Sir W. Gell, and
other, alluded to, 228

Camberwell beauty, the, a city romance,
Arabs of the desert, Palmyra, &c., 8, by Thomas Hood, Esq., 145
232, 237, 321

Campbell, Thomas, Esq., life of Frede-
Art-Unions, epigram on the, by H., rick the Great, edited by, 137
317

Canning, Sir Stratford, Ambassador at
Ascalon, treasure supposed to be hid be- Constantinople, 19
neath a mosque at, 324

Canning, Right Hon. George, 324
Author's omnibus, short rides in an, China, narratives of the war in, 284,
155

419, 424

Chinese treaty, epigram on the, by T.
Bargain, buying a, 382

H., 110
Barnabys in America, the, by Mrs. Cicero and Marc Antony, 160
Trollope (continued). 33, 161, 301, College Life; or, the proctor's note-book,

by J. Hewlett, M.A., author of “Pe-
Beechir, the Emir, or Prince of the ter Priggins," reviewed, 139
Druses of Lebanon, 230, 323

Copts and Egyptians, the, 157
Belcher, commander, Sir Edward, C.B., Coventry, ribbon-weavers, the, 389

his surveying voyage round the world,
reviewed, 418

Damascus, residence of Lady H. Stan-
Bingham, commander, R.N., his narra- hope at, 229, 237

tive of the Chinese war, second edi- December, a farewell to, verses, by B.
tion, noticed, 284

C., 97
Bison, hunting of the, 204, 207, 210 Deer, spotted, and samber, 210
Black Job, a, by Thomas Hood, Esq., Defaulter, the “ an owre-true tale," by

T. Hood, Esq., 117
April.-Vol. LXVII. NO, CCLXVIII.

496

285

22

Destiny, the star of, a true tale of the Hunting.camp on the Black River, in

war in Affghanistan, by M., 180 India, 202, 206, 349
Deuce is in it, the, an anecdote of the
crusades, by u., 334

Indian diary, extracts from the Old
Dharwar, in the S. Mahratta country, Forest Ranger's. No. I., 99—No. II.,

animals and field-sports of, 103, 200, 200—No. III., 349—No. IV., 481

204
Dirge for a living poet, by Horace Smith, Jonnina, to, a young Maltese, by the
Esq., 453

Medical Student, 495
Drama, the, dress, diet, &c., 381-Sec
Ellistoniana

Labanoff de Rostoff, Prince Alexander
Dream of lite, a, by the Medical Stu- de, 411
dent, 271

Lawrance, Miss, the history of woman
Druses of Mount Lebanon, the, 230 in England, by, reviewed, 274
Dumas, from the French, 464

Lawrence, Mr., his lectures on physio-
Dundas, Sir David, commander - in- logy, characterized, 158
chief, 321, 326

Lebanon, mount, 230, 325

Lemox, Lord William, the Tuft-hunter,
Elliot, captain, R.N., plenipotentiary in by, reviewed, 279

China, in danger near Macao, 424 Literature of the Month (for JANUARY):
Ellistoniana, by W. T. Moncrieff, Esq., Frederick the Great, his court and

being particulars of the life of Robert times, edited by T. Campbell, Esq.,
William Elliston. No. I., 22-No. with an introduction, 137—College
II., 254–No. III., 378—No. IV., Life, by J. Hewlett, M.A., 132–The
532

Bible in Spain. by George Barrow,
Epigrams, 98, 110, 177, 317

140-A Yacht-Voyage in the Medi-
Etching moralized: to a noble lady, by terranean, by Lady Grosvenor, 142-
T. Hood, Esq., 1

Poetry for the Million, by an M.P.,
Excursion with Bob Whyte, by the Me- 143
dical Student, 392

-(for FEBRUARY):

The History of Woman, by Miss
Fecjee Islands, described by Commander Lawrance, 274–Adam Brown, the
Sir Edward Belcher, R.N., 423

Merchant, hy Horace Smith, Esq.,
Forest ranger, the old, extracts from my 278—The Tuft-hunter, by Lord W.

Indian diary, by. No. I., 99 – No. II., Lennox, 279--Jessie Philips : a tale

200—No. III., 349 - No. IV., 481 of the new poor-law, by Mrs. Trol-
Frederick the Great, his court and lope, 281--Residence on the Mosquito

times, edited (with an introduction) Coast, by Mr. Young, 282-Com-
by Thomas Campbell, Esq., reviewed, mander Bingham, R.N., second edi-
137

tion of his narrative of the expedition

to China, 284
Gore, Mrs. the money-lender, a novel,

(for MARCH):
by, noticed, 425

Letters of Mary Queen of Scots, Vol.
Grosvenor, Countess of, a yacht-voyage III., by Miss Agues Strickland, 4U

in the Mediterranean, by, reviewed, -Sir Edward Belcher's Voyage round
142

the World, 418— The Money-lender,

a novel, by Mrs. Gore, 425
Hewlett, J., M.A,, the widows' alms-

(for APRIL):
house, by. No. I., 83–No. II., 212 History of the House of Commons,
-No. III., 363—No. IV., 507-Col- from the Conventional Parliament of
lege life, by, reviewed, 139

1688, to the passing of the Reform
Hood, Thomas, Esq., Etching moralized, Bill in 1832. By W. C. Townsend,

by, 1- Epigram : on the Chinese Esq., M.A., Recorder of Macclesfield,
treaty, by, 110—The defaulter : a 554-Hargrave; or, the Adventures
tale, by, 117-A reflection : on New of a Man of Fashion. By Mrs. Trol-
Year's Eve, by, 135— The Camber- lope, 555—Memoirs and Correspond-
well beauty: a city romance, by, 145 ence of Francis Horner, M.P.,560
-Epigram on Mrs. Parkes's pamph-H., Obituary remarks on 1842, by, 74–
let, 177—An extraordinary operation, Proposal for a Dictionary of a not
by, 273-A black job, by, 285—Note “ Unknown Tongue,” by, 190 — The
on“ King John." by, 362—Note on Deuce is in it; an anecdote of the Cru-
“The Merry Wives of Windsor, by, sades, by, 334--More new readings on
410-Confessions of a Phønix, the, old texts, by, 455
427

Madeira and sandwiches, 265

Mahanna el Faden, Arab chief, 232, 237 | Parks, Mrs., epigram on her pamphlet
Mally Bann, 452

177
Medical Student, the ; Granada, by, 136 Party Spirit, an epigram, by T. H., 531

- A dream of life, by, 271–To Joan- Perugia, city and lake of, 241, 243
nina, a young Maltese, by, 495 Phænix, the confessions of a, by Thomas

Reminiscences of, No. XII., Hood, Esq., 427
Excursion with Bob Whyte, 392 Phrenology, 157, 159
Mediterranean, a yacht-voyage in the, Pitt, Rt. Hon. William, 323
during the years 1840-1, by Lady Poetry:-Etching moralized: to a noble
Grosvenor, reviewed. 142

lady, by Thomas Hood, Esq., 1- The
Mary, Queen of Scots, letters of, and do- Recantrtion, by Horace Smith, Esq.,

cuments connected with her personal 48—The Wind, by Virginia, 72—A
history, together with an Introduc- Farewell to December, by B. C., 97-
tion, Vol. III., by Miss Strickland, Epigram, 98-On the Chinese Treaty,
reviewed, 411

by Thomas Hood, Esq., 110—A Re-
Meryon, Dr. C. L., letter of, 20—Ac- flection; on New Year's Eve, by T.H.,
count of, 326

135–Granada, by the Medical Stu-
Mirabeau, remark by Rivarol on, 160 dent, 136— To Betty, 144-Epigram
Moncrieff, W. T. Esq., Ellistoniana, by, on Mrs. Parkes's Pamphlet, 177—
22, 254, 378, 532

Death! by Horace Smith, Esq., 178-
Money-lender, the, by Mrs. Gore, no- A Dream of Life, by the Medical
ticed, 425

Student, 271-A Black Job, by T.
Mosquito coast, narrative of a residence Hood, Esq., 285– Epigram on the
on the, by Mr. Young, reviewed, 282

Art-Unions, by H., 317— The Snow-
Music for the Million, 328

Storm, by Virginia, 318 – The Old
Music for the Billion, a lecture delivered Man's Paan, by Horace Smith, Esq.,

by Polyphemus Polypipe, Professor of 347—Mally Bann, 452—Dirge for a
the Pandaans, 522– Definition of, or living poet, by Horace Smith, 453
what music is, and what it isn't, 523 Poetry for the Million, by an M.P.,

- The early professors, 524 — Uses edited by Peter Priggins, noticed,
and power of the art, 525—Artistes 143
in their order and classification, 527

Poor Devil, the, by Laman Blanchard,
-The Street Musician, 528

Esq., 291
My grandfather's dream, by James She-Porter, Miss Jane, and Sir Robert Ker
ridan Knowles, Esq., 50

Porter, 411
Natural Ilistory, Recreations in, 443

Readings on old texts, 455
Newton, Sir Isaac, observation on his

Recantation, the, by Horace Smith,

Esq., 48
writings, 157
New Year's Eve, a reflection on, by

Rhodes, shipwreck of Lady H. Stanhope
T. H., 135

on her voyage to, 20, 227—Her jour-
Norfolk Sound, Port Mulgrave, and

ney to, 228
Russian settlements, 419

Sandwich Islands, king and royal family
North, Mr., his visit to Syria, 322

of the, 422
Nootka Sound, Indians of, and the chief Saracen's Head, the, 383
Maquinna, 420

Scott, Sir Walter, remark on, 157

Shakspeare's Plays, notes on: King
Oakes, lieutenant-general, governor of

John,” by T. H., 362——“ The Merry
Malta in 1810, 8, 227,320

Wives of Windsor," 410
Obituary remarks on the late Mr. Short Rides in an Author's Omnibus:

Eighteen - Hundred-and - Forty-Two, English and Scotch lawyers, 155—
deceased, by p., 74

An economical mode of paying debts,
Observations upon Observers; with re- 156–Aristæus, the Jew, 156-Conso-

marks on the faculty of winking, 467 lations of envy, 157-Flat-skulled ne-
Old Man's Pæan, the, by Horace Smith, groes not necessarily numskulls, 157
Esq., 347

-Venus and the phrenologists, 159—
Operation, an extraordinary, by T. Ends and means, 160--A plea for plu-
Hood, Esq., 273

ralities, 160—Proscription of a pro-
Ouseley, Rt. Hon. Sir Gore, 478

scriber, 160-Cruel aspersion, 160-

Old age, 551-Fas est et ab hoste
Palmyra, visit to, and descriptions of doceri, 552—Duplicate Poets, 553

Arab tribes and sheikhs, 229, 237, Sligo, carl of, his eastern tour, and affair
321

of his ship, 9, 12, 323

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