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To the saine gloomy care with speed repair it was in courting her that the flame The Trojan hero and the royal fair.
of genius was first caught; and her WARTON's Virgil.
most favoured votaries have left us It is no small relief amidst this their works, to encourage our ademporium of portraits, to be ena- dresses to the liberal goddess, who bled to fix one's regard upon some will be equally propitious, in every poetic subject, whether of land- | age, to those who are assiduous in scape, history, or other work of their attentions to her. imagination : for it must be de- | 210. The Inside of the Earl of Darplored, to find so much talent con- lington's Kennel, with his Lordstantly wasted in pourtraying every- ship's Huntsman, Dog-Feeder, and day countenances of persons, who, some of the most celebrated Hounds to say nothing worse of, are of little
of the Raby Pack.-H. B. Chaimportance to society. Mr. Arnald lon. has chosen for the exercise of his This is one of the many pictures ingenious pencil, a subject replete which Mr. Chalon has painted for with difficulties, which he has sur- his liberal patron, the Earl of Darmounted in the production of this lington, and we doubt not but the well designed and admirably co- resemblances are equally faithful loured picture. It would appear with those which we have seen, and invidious to make comparison be- || compared with the originals from tween this artist and some of his which they were taken. There is cotemporaries, men of talent also; thorough knowledge of anatomy, but we cannot too much applaud accompanied with excellent drawMr. Arnald for his steadiness in ing, exbibited in this picture; the pursuing his art agreeably to bis painting is bold and masterly, and own unsophisticated views. His the colouring natural and harınostyle is bold and rich, his colouring nious. glowing and natural, and his pen- 580. Phube, a famous Spaniel, the ciling is perspicuous. It would Property of G. Vere, Esq.-H. B. be viewing the graphic art with very Chalon. contracted notions, were the pro
Much animation and truth of fessors thereof required to follow character mark this fine portrait of any particular style or mode of the faithful dog. The pencilling painting, according to rules drawn is broad and free, the colouring from any master or any school of transparent, and the whole effect art. We admire originality of feel- strikingly bold. This rising artist ing, and admit of an exccutive has manifested considerable study manner that best displays that feel- in his pictures since the last year's ing. Yet we cannot approve, when, Exhibition, and we congratulate aiming at originality, the painter him on the rapid advances which becomes affected, or in endeavour- he is inaking to the attainment of ing to astonish, he becomes obscure. excellence in his department of art. The best school for study is nature:
PLATE 1.—THE DON COSSACK.
So great has been the curiosi
. ty excited throughout the country deportment whilst here was manly in consequence of the arrival of and respectable; perhaps it is not this interesting stranger, that the too much to say, it was not unfreproprietor of the Monthly Reposi- quently dignified. tory has been induced to give a Colonel de Bock, the officer who portrait of him, from an original brought him to England, was chargdrawing which was made in the ed with dispatches to our governNew Library in the Strand; and
It was deemed unsafe for which it is hoped may be acceptable this gentleman to travel from the to his readers, particularly those Polish frontier to Cuxhaven withwhose residences are distant from out a Cossack. These men are seLondon.
lected for their probity and braveAlexander Zemlenutin, of the ry, and serve as a passport, withregiment of Don Cossacks Sulin out which the colonel miglıt have the 9th, a native of Tschirkasko, been suspected of being a spy. about two thousand wersts south- : When arrived at Cushaven, it oceast of Moscow, upon the borders curred to him to bring the Cossack of the river Don, may be numbered to England, from no other motive as one amongst the hardiest of the than that persons here might feel various tribes of Cossacks, whose gratified on beholding an indivibravery, loyalty, and patriotism dual of the corps who had so rehave, from the tiine of Peter the cently assisted by its bravery in Great to the present epoch, con- espelling the Corsican invader tributed so materially to the martial from the Russian territory. glory of the Russian empire. These The great attention that was soldiers have been represented by shewn to this humble person, who their vanquished enemies as fierce is but a private soldier, during his and merciless barbarians; brutal residence here, made a sensible in their manners, and disgusting impression upon his mind. He in their habits. This character, ! formed the highest possible opinion however, is falsely drawn, for those of the abilities, the wealth, and who had sufficient opportunities of generosity of the English nation. judging of their manners and con- It would no doubt be very amusing duct, since their arrival in Prussia to hear him recount to his martial and on the frontiers of Germany, comrades, on his return to camp, give a totally different and very the wonders which he witnessed in favourable account of the Cossack London, every person appearing tribes.
anxious to'excite his surprise by a In stature Zemlenutin is about display of whatever was curious. five fect ten inches high, stout and At Nir. Ackermann's he was much muscular, but not unwieldy; his struck by the gas lights; he was countenance is inge.suous and open, allowed to ignite the gas himself, very much resembling the charac- and thought it cffected by magic. Upon being presented with an ap- || the metropolis. - He received a paratus for producing an instan- message, in the name of a foreign taneous light, by dipping a match nobleman, requesting his attendin a liquid, he said, “When I tell ance at his house: the summons my comrades of what I have seen, was instantly obeyed, and he was of fire,” meaning the gas, “com
“com- | conducted in an elegant chariot to ing out of nothing, and they will a magnificent house in one of the not believe me, I will shew thein great squares, and introduced into this,” pointing to his magic tinder- a nobly furnished apartment illubox.
minated by means of lustres, where His astonishment was excited on he was received by six beautiful hearing and seeing the Panharmo- | young ladies, and seated at a table nicon at Spring-Gardens, wherein covered with scarce fruits and rich the effect of a full band is produc- wines. The nobleman not appeared, upon trumpets, French horns, ing, he indulged in rather too copihautboys, kettle-drums, flutes, bas- ous libations, and, fascinated by the soons, and other instruments, which attractions of “ Clusters of pearls” are operated upon by bellows set and “ Heart's ease," he sunk, like in motion by mechanical means. Abou Hassan, into a profound slum
When at Spring-Gardens the ber, which lasted more than twelve Albiness expressed a desire to see hours. He was conveyed the folhim. The interview took place in lowing evening to his own lodging, a private apartment, in presence of and declared, that the whole transa few witnesses, and nothing could action appeared to him involved in be more amusing than the mutual extreme mystery. gazing of these two curious per- His officer accepted an invitation sons; she eyeing his venerable to dine at the Free-Masons' Tavern. beard, and he looking with asto- A private carriage conveyed him nishment at the beautiful texture and his friends. The invitation of her long and glossy hair. His included the Cossack. A backney gallantry was manifested on this coach was called in, which was to occasion, in begging to know, by follow his master. The rogue of a his interpreter, whether she would driver knowing that he was unaccondescend to favour him with a quainted with the geography of small portion of her beautiful hair. London, and equally ignorant of The fair lady answered, that the our language, pretended to have same request had frequently been something to adjust before he folmade, but had never been granted; lowed, when, mounting his box, he yet the brave Cossack should not purposely drove into another track, ask in vain. She shook her silken and alighted with his fare at an locks, and, with a pair of scissars,alehouse, where he not only made separated a small portion, and very a booty by an exhibition of the old gracefully presented it to the vete- soldier, but also plied him with ran soldier,
liquor, and left him intoxicated to A wbimsical deception, known the care of any one who might feel to a few persons only, was practised disposed to take him home. upon our hero during his stay in All ranks of persons were anxi