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have been for some time suspended. phere, which the Greeks and Latins have Important discoveries might nevertheless spoken of; and now it is impossible to be expected to be made there, if they deny the reality of showers of a blood-red were continued, as that towni, formerly colour, which are described by the same so spacious and opulent, was almost ens authors. tirely overwhelmed by a sudden inunda.
RUSIJA. tion of the Tyber, and all the valuable Same curious particulars respecting objects which it contained were buried one of the uncivilized tribes of this vast in the mud of the river. If it were empire, are given in a letter, dated froid completely explored, it would exhibit an the fortress of Troiz Rossawast, in Sibe. appearance not less interesting than ria, December 25, 1809. It is as follows: Pompeji. People may still walk opon On the 28th of November, the Cho the tops of the houses, and trace out rinzian Burætes held a solemn festival wbole streets, by following the direction here, on occasion of the Sans Hur, or of the roofs. They may descend into mysterious book of their religion, which some of these houses which have been they have received from Thibet. These cleared, and which are built in the same people, called by the Russians Brarsky, style as those of Pompeji. The only came about the middle of the 17th cenedifice that has been entirely disencum- tury, with their chiefs, to the puniber of bered, is the temple of Neptune, situated several thousands, from the frontiers of on an elevation; that of Mercury, in China, and settled to the south of the which the deity is represented holding a great lake Baikal, along the rivers Ona, purse, is cleared only in part. It was in Uda, and Aga. Till the year 1689, they this antique city, that Fegan found, lived unknown, and without fixing themamong other ancient mouuments, a very selves in a permanent manner. In the fine Venus, which is in high preservation, sequel, their intercourse with Russia led and disputes the palm of excellence with them to become subjects to that goveri). the Venus of the Capitol. It has been ment, to which they paid tribute, and carried to England. At present, herds performed the service of the frontiers, of buffaloes and wild bulls graze, as in But after they had acquired a civil exis. former times, over the roofs of Ostia, so tence, still continuing attached to their that the place cannot be approached religion, they began to devise the means without great caution.
of recovering its mysterious book, the During last winter, a phenomenon, Sans Hur. Their efforts for upwards of which would appear incredible, were it a century proved unsuccessful, because not attested by a great number of persons they had quitted their native country for of known veracity, occurred in the vici- a foreign land. At length, Calsan Marnity of Placencia. On the 17th of Ja- duitsen, the great chief of the eleven nuary, red snow fell upon the mountains tribes, has had the good fortune to acin this departinent, and especially upon complish the pious wishes of the Bu. that known by the name of Cento-croci, rætes. As soon as he had received inA coat of white snow had covered the telligence that the sacred book was aptops of these mountains, when several proaching the Russian frontiers, he repeals of thunder, accompanied with lighte paired bither, accompanied by the tring, were heard. From this moment, priests and chief persons of his nation, the snow that fell was red; this continued acquainted the public functionaries with for some time, after which white snow the motive of his visit, and begged per. agaju fell, so that the red was inclosed mission to receive the Sans Hur with due between two strata of white. In some solemnity, according to their religious places, this snow was only of the color rites. Next day, about noon, six carri. of peach-blossom, but in oihers of a deep ages arrived with the Sans Hur, which red. Suine of it was collected, and the consists of one hundred and twelve vowater which it yielded, when melted, lumes. In a seventh, was their Burchan, retained the saine colour. The analysis or idol, made of clay, and gilt all over, of it by M. GUIDOTTI, a chemist of Par- The Russian authorities were invited to ma, promises interesting results. This the ceremony. "The Chorinzians enphenomenon seeins to furnish us with the camped in the extensive plain surroundineans of explaining the showers of ing this fortress, and placed their lamas blood, which are mentioned by the an- (priests) on carpets, cushions, mats, cients in their histories. We have according to their rank and dignity; but already ascertained the existence of others seated themselves, on the bare posinites, or stones tallen from the atmos- ground on each side of a pulpit, covered
with a magnificent canopy, adorned with at his own expense to have drawings two flags, and which was brought upon a made by native painters, formed by him. carriage that preceded the others. They self, for the Floru of Bagota. This grand then began to read and sing the sacred work he continued and greatly exbook, to the sound of trumpets, cymbals, tended, since he was appointed director drums, and bells. Before the conclue of the botanical expedition of New Gresion of the ceremony, the principal nada. He had collected in his house lamas saluted the great chief of the considerable herbaries, more than 1500 Chorinzians, and his retinue, with small coloured drawings of new plants, philobooks, with which they at the same time sophical and astronomical instruments, struck themselves on the head, and the and a collection of botanical works, 111chief bowed respectfully. The principal ferior only to that of the illustrious prelamas then rose, and commenced their sident of the Royal Society of London. journey; stopping from time to time to M. Rea, one of Mutis's pupils, is the shew their respect to the sacred objects present director of the botanical garden which they were escorting. In this of Madrid. His nephew, Don Sinforosa manner they went in procession before Mutis, has been commissioned by the them the whole way. At length, after a government to complete the Flora of journey of fifteen days, they reached the Bugota, for which no more than 566 rirer Ona, un the banks of which the descriptions of new species, have beens great chief resides. It is 370 wersts found drawn up by the deceased, from this place. The chiefs of the Messrs. Mutis and Rixa, two distineleven tribes, and several thousands of, guisbed artists, natives of Santa Fé, are the Burætes, had assembled to receive finishing the nuinerous drawings that the Sans Hur and the Burclan. The were begun. M. Mutis, who in bis old solemnities continued several days, age had einbraced the ecclesiastical produring which, all the people met to hear fession, was equally distinguished for the the mysterious book read. The Chorin. variety and solidity of his attainments, zians are said to have given a great quanto and for the liberalitv and elevation of his tity of furs and cattle to procure this sentiments. Previous to his death, he book, to which they attach such great directed that his library, collections, and value.
instruments, should be applied to the SOUTH AMERICA,
public use of his fellow-citizens. Europe Accounts from Santa Fé, in New Gree is indebted to him for the inporiant dispada, dated August 19, 1809, mention covery of the Quinquina of New Grethe death of the celebrated Mutis, the nada. The orange-coloured Quinquina friend of Linnæus, and one of the great of Santa Fé (cinchona lanceifolia), which est botanists of the age. This venerable is not inferior in quality to the bark of and worthy man, bad devoted upwards Loxa (cinchona condaminea), bas become of fifty years to the examination of the an inportant branch of commerce at vegetable productions of America. At the ports of Carthagena and Santa tached at first as physician to the vice- Martha. roy, the count of Casa Flores, he began
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Twelse analyzed Fugues, will double Counter- "I have therefore atteinpted the present
points in all Intervals, and introduciory Expla- work, in which I endeavour to elucidate rations, composed for Two Performers on One the Piano-forie or Organ, by s. F. C. Kolman,
the above art by pieces for practical
hour art hu Organist of bis Majesty's German Chapel, st. use, according to the rules given in my James's. 155.
New Theory, and my Essay on Practical F this article, so fuil of elaborate re- Composition; and which will be of equal
search, so replete with theoretical urility in the study of that art, as traintelligence, and consequently so useful velling and seeing the different parts of to all musical students properly so called, the world, is in the study of geography. we cannot, perhaps, furnish to our read. It consists of fugues ip four regular parts; ers a better description than by presents and the reason wliy I have set it for two ing them with the author's observations perforiners, is, because in that form I prefixed to the work ; after premising could let every part move with more ourselves, that the crecution keeps pace freedom, and yet render the playing more with the design.
casy, than the setting it for one per. " The art of the Fuybe, and of Doulle former would have allowed. Counterpoint, has heen so much neg. "In these fugues, I presurne to offer the lected ever since the time of those two public a more complete and more ine. greatest fuguists John Sebastian Bachi, thodical school of double counterpoints, and George Frederic Handel, that at pie than has hitherto been known. For they sent it is too generally despised, for want shew counterpoints in alinost every intera of being sufficiently knowni.
val by itsell, as well as in two, three, and « And yet nothing in music deserves four, intervals trycoher. And those of more to be cultivated than the knowledge the two last fugnies, I believe to be view, of that art. For it teaches how a me as I do not know them to have been lody can be harmonized by other inelo taught, or introduced in practice, by any dies; and how the inversion, transpo- former author. sition, and imitation of inelodious parts, “I wish that the paints which I have produces an abundance of sublime and taken to render this work as useful as I interesting varieties, which the greatest would, may not be found quite unsuco genius and natural talent cannot make cessfully bestowed." us invent, without such an assistance. « Norman's Sone: ''willen by Welier Scott, Eig. And though double counterpoints are and com) sed by Dr Clarke, of Cambridge. 25. most at home in fugues, they may also In ibland osition, the words o' whica be introduced in all other sorts of vocal are from the popular poem of the Lad! and instrumental pieces, as will appear of the Lake, Dr. Clarke, (who has s , in numerous works of the best ancient happily succeded in setting to musi: and modern authors.
many other simular productions) has ac. MONTHLY Mac, No. 205.
quitted binself with his usual ability. revered Monarcb's entering into tbe_Fiftieth The expression is every where forcible iear of bis Reign, Arranged by Gesualdo and just, and the pleasingness of the nie
be pleasingneas of the nee Lanza, Jun. 55. lody not inconsiderably heightened by this song, the music of which Mr: the ingenious construction of the accom. Lauza has arranged for the piano-forte paniments, and the well-chosen bass. and harp, with a vocal score and accom " Allen's Cri," a Ballad; tbe Words by Joseph paniinent for an orchestra and a inilitary
Blacket. Tbe Music by a Lady. 15.6d. band, has never, perhaps, onder all the
Though the inelody of this little song various forms in which it has been pre is not without its faults, we still trace in sented to the public, appeared to greater it the latent germs of genius, and have advantage thail in the edition now before no doubt but that time and study will us. The adscilicious parts are judi qualify the fair authoress to lay the pub- ciously applied; the accompaniment is Jic under considerable obligations to her florid and ingenious; and the effect, taken Muse. If the metrical disposition of the in the aggregate, highly complinentary words, and the facility of accent with to the compiler's judgment. The addi · which we occasionally meet, demand tional stanzas, by a clergyman of the our notice, so also must we, in candour established Church, are by no means and in justice, speak with due commenda- unworthy the fine, old, simple, but noble tion of the natural excellence of some of air, to which they are applied; and in the the passages, and say that they indicate verse praying for the cessation of wars much native talent, and sanction us in and dire discord, will, we trust, meet the , advising the lady (the young lady we feelings of every true lover of his country's
presuine) to persevere in cultivating the prosperity, and every friend of the best gifts of vature, and enable herself to add interests of humanity. correctness of arrangement to beauty of conception.
" The Imprisoned Huntsman;" a favourite Song.
Tbe Poetry from ibe Lady of Ibé Lake, tortiles Due's for tbe Piano-forte, selected and arranged by IV, Scoti, Esq. The Music composed by do from Handel's Te Deums, by I, Mazzingbi, esq. Whitaker. 15.6d. With the construction of these duets
“ The Imprisoned Huntsman," is set we are greatly pleased. The original with considerable force of expression; composition is, by its very nature, partie and the general cast of the air is perfectly cularly calculated for the use to which consonant with the sentiment of the Mr. Mazzinabi has here turned it: and poetry. In a word, much merit, both as he has certainly taken advantage of 10, taste and judgment, is discoverable in the numerous opportuilities they offer every part of this little composition. for initation, and the classical union of Ellen's Song, “ Ave Maris;" from the Lory of parts. Every effect to be expected froin t be Lake, written by W. Scott, esq. Tbe combinations having for their basis the Music composed by Thomas Attwood, esq. 25. fine and finished scores of Handel's Te Mr, Atwood, with whose professional Deums has been here attained, and every merits we are too well acquainted not true votary of the old school will admise to expect from his hand compositions of and applaud the executioni,
a superior order, has not disappointed • The Hearb ibis Niebt must be my Bed." Nore us in the present production. The me man's Song, from the Lady of tbe Lake, by w lody of Ave Maria is, in several instances, Sco!l, *59.* The Music by T. Alwood, Esq. purely his own; and while the expression 2s. 61.
is faithful to the author's sentiment and Though Dr. Clarke of Cambridge, has meaning, the bass is so well chosen, and also exercised his talents on “ Norman's accom Song," we shall avoid invidious conipa. as to
n's accompaniment so jucliciously constructed rison, and say that Mr. Atwood has done
• as to greatly enhance the general effect. hinselt inuch credit by the style in which “ A Tecbe Adoro;" Catatina con Harpes Piante he has treated Mr. Scott's lyric effusion. forte accompagnamento. Composiu dal Sigt.
Paer. 18.6d, The pathos and general sombre that prevail through the melody, powerfully The passages of this caratina, though enforce the sentiment of the poet, and in themselves familiar and common many of the passages are as novel as ef- place, are so ingeniously disposed, as fective.
not only to please the tasteful ear by "God Save tbe King;" with additional Stanzas their judicious succession, but to produce
mibe memorable Occasian of our venerable and much novelty of effect.