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He has likewife publifhed, price 7s. coloured, what muft at this period, be peculiarly interefting, viz. eight delinea tions of the various ranks of the foldiers in the army of Ruflia, which may be relied on as perfectly correct, being from the drawings of an officer now with Beningfen's army. They comprife The RufJian Yager, or Sharp-hooter, Ruffian CofJack, Ruffian Officer of Coffucks, Ruffian "Calmuck, or Bajchir, Kuffian Huffur, Ruffian Field Grenadier, Ruffian Horfe Bodyguard.

More Miferics of Human Life; il luftrated in twelve plates, by T. Rowlandfon, price 6s. coloured, are published for R. Ackermann, and marked with a large portion of broad humour; though we think, the being pinned up to a door round the neck by an over-driven or, is of too ferious a complexion to be claffed with being over perfuaded to fland up in a country dance, when you are conjcious of cutting an awkward figure, &c. a continuation of the Mijeries, on a larger fcale, price 2s. each, five of which Mr. Ackermann has already published, is approaching towards a conclufion, and if Mr. Rowlandfon marks the fucceeding prints with equal humour, will conftitute a very ludicrous and whimsical fet of engravings. The fame publifher has alfo fix fmall coloured etchings, by the fame artift, reprefenting Plymouth Dock and Harbour, Yarmouth Roads, Perry's Dock, &c.; in which the figures have infinite fpirit, and the views are correct and picturefque.

The late Mr. Saurey Gilpin, who died at Brompton, on the 8th of March, aged 73, was defervedly diftinguifhed as a painter of animals. Other artifts might give the anatomical figure with equal correctness, but no painter who ever came under our obfervation, gave the character of the animal with fo clofe an attention to the markings of nature. A picture of the Houyhums, from Swift's Gulliver's Travels, ftruck the late Mr. Mortimer fo forcibly, that when he faw it in the Exhibition room, he remarked, that as, perhaps, no man except Swift could have defcribed horfes poffeffing fuch faculties, it was certain that no painter but Gilpin could have difplayed their characters in their faces. There is a mezzotinto from this picture, as a companion print to the Fall of Phae ton. He painted Deer in a most exquifite ftyle; these he sometimes introduced in Barret's landscapes, and with this addition, or that of horses, their united

pictures are very valuable. Mr. Locke, of Norbury Park, has feveral of them. He fometimes painted in conjunction with Hodges, which was the cafe in one of the pictures in the Shakespeare Gallery. He many years fince etched eight plates of horfes, with borders in imitation of mounted drawings, all bloodhorfes, and in a very fpirited style. He had an order from his Majetty for fix pictures, but the writer of this article does not know if they were ever finished; for Mr. Gilpin did not finith his pictures in hafie; but was indeed flow in his operations.

The late John Opie, efq. R. A. was a native of Truro, in Cornwall, where his father refided in an obfcure fituation. Some ftrange ftories have been told of Dr. Wolcot finding his father and him quarrelling in a faw-pit, and being from that induced to notice the boy. Be that as it may, the Doctor was certainly his earliest patron; for finding he had a turn for painting, he employed him to paint his own portrait, and afterwards recommended him to paint many others at a very low price; which, however enabled the young artift to fave 301. which he brought up to London when he came with the Doctor many years ago; and, from the ftrong marks of mind which his pictures even then difplayed, was foon noticed as a genius of the first order. One of the pictures he exhibited, of a boy washing his feet, fo much struck Mr. Wyat, of Milton-place, Egham, that be recommended him to twelve of his friends, whofe portraits he painted; among them were, Lady Hoare; and R. Burrel, efq. He has been for many years confidered as a leading artist, and, if we reflect on the very marked style of his portraits, was furely highly worthy of the character he obtained. When, elected lecturer at the Royal Inftitution, he read a fet of lectures that were de fervedly much noticed, and, in his praises of our own artifts, gave every poffible enconium to Wilfon the landicape-painter.

When elected Profeffor of painting to the Royal Academy, he gave a series of Lectures which will probably be pub lifhed. The fubject of one of the latt, was colouring, which, though fubordinate to the higher effentials of the art of painting, he illuftrated in a most impressive and eloquent manner.

His illness was thort; he died and was interred in St. Paul's Cathedral, on the 20th of April. The proceflion at bis faneral was numerous, being compofed

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of many of the most distinguished perfons of rank, talents, and erudition, who thus paid the last tribute of refpect to a man of the first order of genius. The chief mourner was Dr. Alderfon, of Norwich, (the father of Mrs. Opie). The fupporters were Lord De Dunftenville, Sir John Leicester, S. Whitbread, efq., Sir John St. Aubin, H. T. Elphinston and Wm. Smith, efquires. all the Royal Academicians, and the principal amateurs of the arts were prefent. There were fifty mourning-coaches, and between fixty and feventy gentlemen's carriages.

The finished and unfinished paintings, drawings, and fketches, of the late Mr. Barry, were last month (after being two or three times announced and the fale poftponed) fold by Mr. Chriftie. Among the drawings there were fome which difplayed great knowledge of the figure, and had great merit; in general, they fold at a moderate price. There were feveral fketches intended for portraits in the Adelphi pictures. His own portrait, fit ting at the bafe of the ftatue of Hercules, who is crufhing envy, holding the picture of the Cyclops, a fubject painted by Timanthes; fold for 12 gaincas. A ftudy from Titian, St. John, for 30 guineas. His Royal Highnefs the Prince of Wales in the character of St. George, which Mr. Pearfon, of Highgate, copied in painted glafs, for 25 guineas. The Temptation of Adam by Eve, from Milton, 100 guineas. Venus Anadyomene, 110 guineas. Jupiter beguiled by Juno, 25 guineas. His grand and favourite picture of Pandora, or the Heathen Eve, the laft of his produétions,

which he has been annually altering and finifhing according to his ideas of perfection for many many years, was fold for 230 guineas. His thirteen copperplates from the feries of pictures in the Adelphi, were fold for 200 guineas.

No. V. of the Polyautography, is just publishing, and we think in a progretlive itate of improvement. Among the prints are a landfcape by G. Walker, (amateur) and a drawing from Futeli, of Ganymede, taken by the Gods to be the cupbearer of Jove, that have peculiar ex

cellence.

The Society of Painters in Watercolours, (removed from Lower Brookstreet) began to exhibit at the old Royal Academy Rooms, Pall Mall, near Carle ton-houfe, on the 27th of last month; many of their productions are of a fuperior caft; we shall notice them in a future number,

We have been informed, that Bartolozzi, notwithstanding his advanced age of 82 years, continues to enjoy good health, and is engaged to give to the world fresh proofs of his fuperior abilities. The Maffacre of the Innocents by Guido Rheni, has lately been engraved by him with his ufual delicacy and expreffion. An engraving of the Narciffus of Viegra, will foon make its appearance, with the figures only by Bartolozzi.

Mr. W. Ruffell, of Newman-street, has, by permillion, put into the hands of Mr. Heath, the engraver, an approved portrait of W. Wilberfore, efq. M. P. executed by the late John Ruffell, efq. R. A.

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Borne in you Blaze of Orient Sky, a favourite
Duett, as fung by Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan,
Comp fed and inferibed to the Right Honour-
alle Lady Frances Pratt, by Dr. John
Clarke, of Cambridge. 21.6d.

This duett is comprized in two movements, the first of which is happily relieved by the fecond. The melody is pleading and fanciful, and the two parts are difpofed in a masterly style. We have never heard this compofition, but were too convinced of its good effect in performance, to be furprifed at learning that it had been received with the highest applaufe at Harrison's annual Concert. It is accompanied with a part for the piano forte, and the words are by the late Dr.

Darwin.

Marche Sicilienne et Rondo pour le Piano forte. Compofées et dediées a mì Lady Frances Pratt, par S. Von Efcb. 2s. 6d.

This compofition is not very difficult of performance, yet the effect is brilliant, and befpeaks a bold and animated fancy. The paffages are in general little elfe than what we meet with every day; yet their claffification and connection are fo judicious as to force attention, imprefs the ear with originality, and awaken its most pleasurable fenfations.

"Garvan," a Glee for three Voices; compofed and infcribed to Mr. Bartleman, by Dr. Call cott. 2s. 6d.

"Garvan" is characterised by that ́ingenuity and science for which Dr. Callsot's vocal productions are diftinguished. The general construction is good, the expreffion juft and forcible, and fome of the refponfes are conducted with all the ability of the real matter. The words are felected from Southern's Madoc, and by their fimplicity and spirit point out their

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Mr. Smith has written this glee with fpirit and boldness confonant to the fentiment of the poetry, and has conducted the combination with confiderable ability and judgment. Some of the points are extremely good, and the harmony is every where juft and correct.

"My Mother," a Song, taken from Original Poems for Infant Minds; fet to Mufic by Mifs L. H. of Liverpool. 1s.

We are forry not to be able to speak in the highest terms of this little effort. The air is by no means confpicuous for its Weetness or character, and the gene

ral effect is languid and unimpreffive. We ought not, perhaps, in candour, to difmifs the article without apprifing Mifs L. H. that we find in the firti fymphony a fuperabundant-bar.

Scene, confifting of a Solo and Polacca, perform ed and fung by Mrs. Billington, in the Opera of Il Fanatico par 1: Mufica; arranged for the Piano-forte with an Accompaniment for the Flute ad libitum. Compojed and dedicated to Mifs Mildmay, by G. G. Ferrari. 35.

Mr. Ferrari, by his prefent arrangement of this Scene, has produced a pleafing and useful exercife for the inftrument for which it is here defigned. The folo is agreeable, and is preceded by a short introductory movement, at once bold, fimple, and effective; and the polacca is novel and ingenious, and forms a striking and excellent conclufion.

"My Mary," a favourite Ballad taken from Cowper's Illuftrations; fet to Mufic, with an Accompaniment for the Piano-forte, by a Lady. is.

Female talents bring with them every claim to our commendation, and we are happy to have to award it here. The melody of this ballad is taftefully conceived, and calculated to enforce the fentiment of the poetry. If it cannot boast any remarkable novelty, it is regular and connected, and throughout agrecable in its effects.

La Giorgiana, an Andante and Rondo for the Pi ano-forte; compofed and dedicated to the Ho nourable Mifs G. Smith, by P. Anthony Cerri.

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Thefe movements form an excellent fonetta for the piano-forte. They are not intrinfically good, but are well contrafted, and produce, in fucceflion, an effect highly creditable to Mr. Corri's tafte and judgment.

"My Sweet Louifa," a favourite Ballad,
Jung by Mrs. Stray; the words by Mr. T. La
Lewes, the Mufic composed by Dr. Joba
Clarke, of Cambridge.
15. 6d.

This little ballad is compofed iu a pleafant familiar ftyle, and will not fail to at tract the lovers of natural and expreffive melody. The bafs is judicioully chofen, and the accompaniment is arranged with tafle.

Numbers 2, 3, 4, of the Vocal Magowine, com fifting of Canzonets, Madrigals, Songs, Da etts, Trios, Quartetts, Quintests, Glees, &c. compofed by Jofeph Kemp. Each Number 3. This work, the first number of which came under our notice fome little while. fince, juftifies the with we then expreffed refpecting its fuccefs. The prefent num

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not very ftriking, is agreeable in its. ftyle, and the parts lie commodious for the voices for which they are defigned, and are eafy of execution.

The lovers of the fine old English mufic, efpecially of that of PURCELL, will be glad to hear that Dr. John Clarke of Cambridge is preparing for publication a volume from the works of our British Orpheus, under the title of the Beauties of Purcell; to confift of his most favourite and celebrated fongs, duetts, &c. with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.

REPORT OF DISEASES,

In the public and private Practice of one of the Phyficians of the Finfbury Difpenfary, from the 20th of March to the 20th of April.

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Typhus alfo, which for fome time appeared almoft obfolete, has of late occurred in a confiderable number of inftances. Of the nature of this fpecies of 5 fever, and the method of treating it, the 2 Reporter has frequently faid fo much, that he has nothing further to add of novelty or importance.

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More cafes of plurify have occurred within the last month than in the fame fpace of time the Reporter has before had an opportunity of obferving.

This is a complaint in which an early and repeated application of the lancet is of the most urgent and indifpenfible neceffity. If bloodietting be had recourfe to at a proper period, and to a fufficient extent, which of course muft vary according to the fymptomas and the themic, or atthemic, habit of the patient, it will feldom fail, without much other aid, to remove a difeafe which otherwife might, and not unfrequently does, in a fhort time, terminate in death.

But it is a matter of ferious and effential importance to difcriminate between genuine pleurify and thofe pains, ditficulty of breathing, and other affociated fymptoms which arife not from inflammation or a too high excitement, but from merely nervous weakness or depreffion. In the latter cafe venefection is as improper as in the former it is neceffary to MONTHLY MAC. No. 156.

Two inftances of theological infanity have recently occurred.

Religion, though in its pure and unadulterated ftate the beft regulator and tranquillizer of the paffions, proves, when debauched or perverted by fuperitition or fanaticifm, a frequent caufe of mental alienation.

Indifpenfible business or diverfity of amufement are the means principally, if not folely, to be depended upon of retarding or averting that advanced and deeplyrooted condition of the difeafe, which forbids the anticipation, and precludes even the poffibility, of a relief.

With no lefs truth than juftice has Di. Johnfon reprefented the infanity of the aftronomer Imlac as gradually declining under the influence of fociety and diver fion.-"The fage confeffed that fince he had mingled in the gay tumults of life, and divided his hours by a fucceffion of amusements, he found the conviction of his authority over the fkies fade gradually from his mind, and began to trust lefs to an opinion which he never could prove to others, and which he now found

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fubject to variations from caufes in which reafon had no part. If (fays he) I am accidentally left alone for a few hours, my inveterate perfuafion rushes upon my foul, and my thoughts are chained down by fome irrefiftible violence; but are foon difentangled by the prince's converfation, and inftantaneously releafed at the entrance of Peknah. I am like a man habitually afraid of fpectres, who is fet at eafe by a lamp, and wouders at the dread which haraffed him in the dark."

Occupation is neceflary, but ought to be adapted to the peculiar character of the individual. Upon this principle, the writer prefcribed to one whom he regarded as fpecifically qualified for the tark, the compofing a work of imagination, which advice has actually been of effential fervice to his patient, by the confequent recovery of his health and fpirits, and he flatters himself that the public will alfo feel indebted for his prescription.

The Reporter has difcuffed fo frequently, and to fo difproportionate an extent, the fubject of nervous and confumptive affections, on account of the foil of Britain being moft fertile in their production and the principle nurfery of their growth.

Mania and confumption are the two evil angels ever hovering over the inhabitauts of our inland.

The writer of this article has been particularly induftrious and critical in afcertaining the conftitutional features, and in endeavouring to imprefs the importance

of counteracting a tendency to thefe difeafes. When either of them be fully formed, and by habit established, nothing can be of any avail.

To preach to a madman is not more abfurd than to prescribe for a patient in the laft ftage of a confumption. There is no unguent that you can apply, or ail that you can pour, in order to heal an intellect difordered, or a maimed and mu tilated lung. In the former cafe, you might as well by the spell of a profesional recipe, attempt to break afunder the chains that bind the body of a maniac to his floor, as the ftrong concatenation of thought that is ftill more closely rivetted round his mind.

In the latter cafe likewife, of an imperfect and shattered vifcus, the endeavour will be equally idle and abfurd. The interual machinery of the living frame, as it was not made, fo neither, when broken, can it be mended by man.

Apprehcntion generally comes too late. A calamity feafouably feared, may, in moft inftances, be avoided; but, until death has become certain, the chance of its occurrence is rarely even fufpected.

If any time, however fhort, before the period of deceafe a physician be fent for, his friends confole theinfelves, and compofe their confciences, with the idea" that every thing has been done."

JOHN REID,

Grenville-ftreet, Brunfwick-jquare, April 25, 1807.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of BANKRUPTCIES and DIVIDENDS announced between the 20th of March and the 20th of April, extracted from the London Gazettes.

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Finch William, Weaminter, dealer and chapman. (Nove and Co. Plymouth dock

Gray James, Eat Smithfield, baker. (Noy, Mincing jane

Green Thomas, Jun. Blackburn, calico manufacture?. (Ellis, Curfitor treet

Gibfon Jofeph, Newcatle-upon-Tyne, woullen drapes. (reafdale and Co. Merchant-taylor's hall

Grimshaw John, jun, mufin manufacturer. (Wigglef worth. Gray's inu

Greengrafs Chriftopher, Purleigh, baker, (Bigh, Hacton garden

Humphry Richard. Jum Honiton, butterfactor. (Townfzot and Co. Honiton

Hayter William, South Moulton, vićtu lier. (Devan 194 Co. Gray's ina

Hag ton Matthew William, Charles Areet, linen drapet. (Hannam, Covent garden

Ingledew William, Leeds, farch maker. (Mattie, Char cery lane

Jonour Reuben Ellis, Bristol, merchant. (Platt, Tem pie

Jeaes Thomas, Birmingham, coal merchant.

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