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ing of the organs of the plants has produced its full effect.” | not alter its texture nor modify its tint?” He is willing This explanation is full of objections, but it will suffice to accept the fact that the skin is apt to change its vint to say that a calculation on the heating effects of the in a clear night, but he would attribute it to the radiation moon's rays is quite inadmissible. These maxims of heat, and not to any influence of the moon. appear quite as insupportable as that of Pliny, that we Pliny and other ancient naturalists stated that the should sow beans at full moon, and lentils at new moon. moon spreads an abundant moisture on all bodies which No fair experiments have proved the maxims to be true. receive its light, and that this light hastens the putrefac.

Pliny observes that if we wish to gather grain for the tion of animal substances. The same opinions exten. market, we should do so at full moon, because the grain sively prevail at the present day in the West Indies. augments considerably in size during the increase of the Without charging the moon with being the cause of these moon. The first objection to this statement is, that we phenomena, it is not difficult to account for them bv are deficient in proof of its correctness, and the next is, referring them to dew. When the moon shines bril. that, supposing it to be correct, it would be much more liantly, the sky is clear: when the sky is clear, beat rational, as Arago remarks, to seek for the explanation radiates from bodies at the earth's surface: when this in the slight increase of rain which seems to take place radiation occurs, a portion of the aqueous vapour suse just before full moon, rather than in any direct influence pended in the air becomes condensed, and settles on the of the moon.

cold body in the form of dew or moisture; and as animal The Italian vine-dressers maintain that wine which is substances putrefy more readily when wet than.when dry, made at the latter end of one lunation and the beginning this dewy moisture would hasten the process. Hence it is of another is never so good as that which is begun and perfectly possible to believe that animal substances putrefy completed during one lunation. Toalda explains it thus. more quickly in the moon's light than in a cloudy “ The vinous fermentation never embraces parts of two night, without looking for the cause in any particular lunations except when it commences just before new

action of the lunar rays. moon; and as the moon then has her enlightened hemi- Some of the ancients assert that lobsters, oysters, sphere turned away from the earth, the atmospheric and some other kinds of fish, are larger during the temperature ought to be at its minimum, and it is well increase of the moon than during the wane. The Acadeknown that fermentation is less active when the tempera- micians del Cimento at Florence professed to inquire ture is low." Here is the same fallacy as before

, in into this matter, and, admitting the fact, attributed it to attributing a positive heating effect to the moon's rays, the aid which the light of the moon gave to the fish in for it has been proved that the moon does not elevate a seeking their food. It has been well observed, however, thermometer so much as it'soth of a degree in tempera- that exactly as much light from the moon falls on the ture, a quantity quite insignificant for all practical pur- earth or sea from new to full as from full to new, and poses. The vine-dressers of Italy also tell us that wine therefore the above difference could not exist if the lunar ought not to be bottled in January and March, except rays produced the effect. Moreover, Rohault asserts, during the wane of the moon, as it would otherwise be from careful observation, that there is no evidence of the spoiled. Fortunately we are spared the trouble of con- fact itself; that there is no such difference in the sizes futing this dogma, for Pliny tells us just the reverse: of the fish caught at these different periods. he instructs us not to bottle or clarify wine except when Sanctorius once asserted that a man weighs one or the moon is seven days old, that is, when she is increasing. two pounds more at the commencement of a lunation We may therefore safely leave these opposite opinio than towards the latter end, and he states that he found without an attempt to examine into their truth.

it true in himself. We may pretty safely assert ihat Upon the whole, M. Arago, a man peculiarly fitted to horsemen, sportsmen, and others who are accustomed to form an opinion on these subjects, thinks that of all the be weighed frequently, would be well acquainted with maxims and dogmas respecting the influence of the moon such a fact if it were true. In the absence of such on plants, the greater part are not true, and that those evidence credence is impossible. The butchers of which appear to be matters of fact are caused by some France, and perhaps of other countries, used to enterother circumstances, and not by the direct influence of tain the opinion that there is more marrow in the bones the moon.

of animals at one period of the moon's age ihan at others Almost as many opinions have been formed of the but Rohault, after more than twenty years' observation moon's influence on animal bodies as on plants. It is found that there was not the slightest ground for such said that the moon's rays darken the complexion. Sup- an assertion. posing that the skin does become darkened by long- A great many isolated circumstances have been re continued exposure in clear nights, there are two ways corded, having for their object to show that human mala of considering the question. Up to a very recent, dies are influenced by the phases and eclipses of the moon period no substance was known to the scientific chemist, Dr. Mead mentions an instance of a child who alway the colour of which was at all affected by moonlight. had convulsions at the moment of full moon. Piso Recent discoveries in photography enable us now to speaks of a man who had an attack of paralysis ever produce compounds so extremely sensitive to the action

Menuret has recorded an instance wher of light that their colour is affected by long exposure to epilepsy came on at full moon.

Gall is said to hav moonlight. It is, however, very difficult to see how the observed that weak and feeble persons are more irritab lunar rays can change the complexion.

When we

at two periods of the lunar month than at other time receive upon the body the light of the moon, the sky is Faber iells us that when a lunar eclipse took place, clear: when the sky is clear, heat radiates from animal maniac was found to become additionally furious, to ar bodies in the same way as from plants, for we should himself with a sword, and to strike all who came with find that on two nights, the one clear and the other his reach. Ramazzini reports that the persons attacke cloudy, when the thermometer indicated the same tem with an epidemic fever which raged throughout Italy perature, the clear night would feel colder to us than the the year 1693, perished in great number on the 21st cloudy. Although the animal heat would prevent the January, the day of a lunar eclipse. Vallisnieri sa cooling of the skin by radiation from going on to too that, being at Padua, recovering from a long illness, great an extent,--although, for instance, it might not was attacked with unusual feebleness and trembling permit hoar-frost to form on the skin, yet there is reason the day of a solar eclipse, and when, consequently, t to believe that a cooling of the skin does take place moon was between the earth and the sun. under these circumstances, and Arago asks, “Who would Now although it would not be right to give a den venture to affirm that the physical condition in which to all these statements, yet there are two or three circu the skin is placed by a very intense local coldness, would stances which should be borne in mind in estimating t

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probability of truth. We all know the effect of imagi- | COMMERCIAL HISTORY OF CURRANTS AND nation in increasing the maladies of the human frame;

RAISINS. I. and we are all aware of the undefined feeling of dread and awe experienced by many persons at the mention of It is perhaps not generally known that the two kinds of an eelipse. That the imagination, urged by this dread fruit which form part of the ingredients of a “ Christmas and awe, should affect the frame, and bring on certain pudding" are nothing more than different varieties of the disordered symptoms, is fairly within the bounds of pro- grape, dried previous to the exportation. The terms bability. If a person of a weak and superstitious turn

currants and plums, as applied to the dried fruits sold of mind should be told, and should believe, that he by the grocer, are rather ill-chosen, for those names have would die on a certain day, it is not improbable that his been long given to two well-known kinds of fresh fruit

, death would really be brought on, or at least hastened, cultivated in England, and very different from the by the effeet of imagination on the human frame. And similarly named dried fruits. so it is likely to be in other cases. It is also worthy of Zante and other of the Ionian Islands, and likewise in

Dried currants are a species of grape grown in remark that the observations recorded by physicians

, means of judging whether the phenomena occurred uni- travelled in Greece a hundred and sixty years ago, gave formly for years.

what was probably the first correct account of their As far as present observations go, 'there does not growth and preparation. He states that their name seen any evident reason why the moon should affect

was borrowed from the city of Corinth, where they were either plants or animals, but still it would be rash to say appellation, Uvc Corinthiacæ, or grapes of Corinth,

first cultivated, and from which they obtained their Latin that such affection does not take place. Multiplied observations, for a long series of years, are required afterwards changed to currant. He says: before we shall properly understand the subject. Mean- They grow not upon bushes, like our red and whito while it is well to bear in mind the reply of an ancient currants, as is vulgarly thought, but upon vines, like other philosopher, who, when he was asked, "Why is it that grapes ; only their leaf is something bigger, and the grape

much smaller than others. They are also without stones; foals who have been chased by a wolf become better and in those parts are only red, or rather black. But when Tunners than other foals ?" answered, “Why because, I passed Piacenza in Italy, I saw white ones of this kind, perhaps, it is not true!” We must be quite certain of only differing in colour. the aceuracy of the facts before we draw conclusions.

He proceeds to describe the mode in which the fruit On some future occasion we may probably return to this subject, and collect the opinions and superstitions of being ripe by about the month of August, were gathered

was, in his day, prepared for exportation. The grapes, the philosophers, the natural historians, the poets and and placed in a thin layer on the ground, where they the wise men of the olden time, on the action of the

were left till dried. They were then gathered up, mooa on organized beings. The subject has both its cleaned, brought into the town, and put into warehouses interest and its moral. These fancies and superstitions called seraglios; into which they were poured through a may be amusing enough to those who live in the present hole above, till the warehouse was completely filled. enlightened age, but they probably form a remnant of The currants, by their own weight when thus accumu. that idolatry which excited the anger of the Almighty lated in a large quantity, caked so closely together as to against His chosen people when “He turned and gave require digging out with sharp instruments, when about them up to worship the host of heaven."-Acts vii. 42.

to be barrelled for exportation. A very primitive mode

was adopted for pressing the currants into barrels, viz., Ir I looked upon the frame of society only with the eye of | by a man, who, getting into the barrel with bare legs an artist, if I cared not what became of human govern

and feet, trampled down the fruit as fast as it was laded ment, or the human character, or anything else human, 1 in. In 1680, the island of Zante bore enough of this should be compelled to see and admit that there is no basis fruit yearly to load five or six vessels; Cephalonia three for human welfare, individual, social, or national, none or four; Nathaligo, Messalongha, and Patras, one. The conceivable or possible, none provided by the great Framer English had a small factory at Zante, and the French of the World, but intelligence and virtue.-Dury.

and the Dutch had consuls, to regulate the trade with

their respective countries. Sir George Wheler adds WEEP not, sad moralist ! o'er desert plains,

quaintly: Sireved with the wrecks of grandeur-mouldering fanes,

The English have the chief trade here; and good reason Arches of triumph, long with weeds o'ergrown,

they should, for I believe they eat six times as much of their And regal cities, now the serpent's own;

fruit, as both France and Holland do. The Zantiotes have Euth has more awful ruins-one lost mind,

not long known what we do with them; but have been Whose star is quenched, hath lessons for mankind

persuaded that we use them only to dye cloth with; and are Of deeper import than each prostrate dome,

yet strangers to the luxury of Christmas pies, plum-pottage, Mingling its ashes with the dust of Rome. -Mes. Hemans. cake, and puddings, &c.

The same islands which supplied us with currants in AN ELEPHANT'S PULSE.

1680, do so at the present day; but the visits of more THERE chanced to be a female elephant and her calf sta- recent travellers enable us to give a somewhat more tioned not far from my tent. I carried the young one a complete account of the cultivation and commerce of larze Insin of sweet tea, after breakfast one morning, into this article. The species of vine which produces this which he dipped his trunk, and drained the contents in an fruit is of a small size and delicate nature, requiring instant; and, perceiving his mamma looking on wistfully, I

much care and attention during its growth. procured her one also, which she drank with much gusto. Son after this inrtoduction we became great friends, and

seven years elapse after a plantation has been formed, the mother and her son were regular pensioners of my tea

before the vines yield a crop of grapes. The plants pot; the lady permitting me to take many liberties with grow low, and are supported by sticks. In the beginning ker, such as toying with her delicate ear, scratching her of October the earth about the roots of each plant is Dek, &c., and giving me now and then a hug about the waist loosened and gathered up in small heaps, away from the with her trunk, which in no instance exceeded the reasonable

vine. The operation of pruning is performed in Mareh; tants of a friendly embrace. One morning when she was

after which the ground is again laid down smooth around particularly affectionate, I took a fancy to feel her pulse : ari, wien handling her ear, I groped for an artery at the

the plant. The crops are liable to injury in Spri g from bite and noted the number of pulsations in a minute,

the blight called the brina; and rainy weather in the RISE WHtwenty-four-and I need scarcely add that there harvest season produces great mischief. The gathering, *** 9int of strength.- FORBES' Ceylon.

as before observed, takes place about August ur Septem

Six or

ber, and the time required for the drying of the currants of the merchants and growers, how injurious the high is from a fortnight to three weeks, according to the state duties were to this branch of culture, adopted a legislaof the weather. If a heavy shower or a thunder-storm tive enactment in the year 1833, by which the whole of should occur during this interval, (which is not unfre- the duties upon currants were commuted for an ad quently the case,) the drying is not only retarded, but valorem tax of nineteen and a half per cent., being the is often superseded by fermentation; in which case the same as that laid upon olive-oil, another important profruit is fit only to be given to animals. When the cur. duct of the Ionian Islands. The good effects of this rants are deposited in the seraglio or warehouse, a paper enactment were manifested by an almost instantaneous is given to the grower by the seragliente or warehouse- rise in the price of the fruit which had remained on keeper, acknowledging the receipt of the quantity de hand of the crop of 1832. It has been calculated that livered; this paper passes currently in exchange from the average quantity of currants produced during the hand to hand till the time of export.

four years ending with 1832, was 19,686,800 lbs. per Mr. Macculloch gives many details, which tend to annum; of which 17,885,300 lbs. were exported from the show how oppressive have been the enactments relating Ionian Islands, and the remainder consumed by the to the currant trade, in the Ionian Islands, both when islanders themselves. they were under Venetian government, and since they The origin of the name currants, as applied to these have been placed under British protection. Under the diminutive grapes, may be pretty clearly seen by comcontrol of the Venetian authorities, five persons, chosen paring the appellations given to them on the Continent. out of the council of nobles, assembled in presence of In Latin, they are Uvæ Corinthiacæ, or Passulæ the proveditore, or governor, regulated the price at Corinthiacæ; in French, Raisins de Corinthe; in Italian, which currants should be sold; and those who wished to Uve passe di Corinto; in Spanish, Pasas de Corinto; purchase were under the necessity of declaring to the in German, Korinthen; in Russian, Korinka, or Government the quantity which they were desirous of Opoek. “ Corinthis evidently the source whence these purchasing This system was called the collegetto. appellations were derived. The export duties consisted of an original duty of nine per cent. ad valorem, that is, nine per cent. on the value

SPARE MINUTES. of the currants; a dazio fisso, or fixed duty of about four MEDITATED RESOLVES, AND RESOLVED MEDITATIONS. shillings and four-pence per hundredweight; and after

III. wards of a novissimo, or more recent duty, of two shillings Had I not more confidence in the truth of my Saviour, than and two-pence per hundredweight. This latter portion in the traditions of men, poverty might stagger my faith, of duty was remitted in favour of vessels bringing salt- and bring my thoughts into a perplexed purgatory. Wherefish, &c., from the northern ports, (chiefly English, in are the poor blessed, if pardon shall be purchased only by Danes, and Dutch;) and it was afterwards relaxed in expense ? Or how is it hard for a rich man to enter into favour of Russian vessels from Odessa, and ultimately future sins of himself, his deceased and succeeding progeny?

money may buy out the past, present, and abandoned altogether as being vexatious and unproduc- If Heaven be thus sold, what benefit has my poverty, by tive. The proveditore received in addition two per cent., the price already paid? I find no happiness in room on and each of his two Venetian councillors one per cent.; earth. It is happiness for me to have room in Heaven. so that the fruit, the original cost of which was about

THERE is no estate of life so happy in this world, as to yield nine shillings the hundredweight, cost the exporter very

a Christian the perfection of content; and yet there is-no little less than eighteen or nineteen shillings.

state of life so wretched in this world, but a Christian must But these duties are small, compared with those which be content with it. Though I can have nothing here that the consumers of currants in England have paid since may give me true content, yet I will learn to be truly conthe Ionian Islands came under British rule. The fruit, tented here with what I have. What care I though I have which at one time brought as much as thirty or thirty- not much; I have as much as I desire, if I have as much two shillings the hundredweight, had declined in 1832 to as I want; I have as much as the most, if I have as much as

I desire. eight shillings; but it remained still subject to the Zantiote dazio fisso, or fixed duty, of four shillings and It is the greatest of all sins always to continue in sin. For four-pence, besides an ad valorem duty of six per cent., where the custom of sinning waxeth greater, the conscience being together equivalent to a duty of nearly sixty per

for sin grows the less: it is easier to quench a spark than a cent. at that time. Thus much for the Zantiote duties. fire; I had rather break the cockatrice's egg, than kill the Meanwhile the British parliament raised the import

serpent. duties, payable when the currants arrived in England, Nature bids me love myself and hate all that hurt me, to the enormous amount of forty-four shillings and four

reason bids me love my friends and hate those that envy me, pence per hundredweight, being five times as much as

religion bids me love all and hate none. Nature sheweth the real value of the currants at that time. The con

care, reason wit, religion love. Nature may induce me, sequences of this most unreasonable duty were soon found hearken to nature in much, to reason in more, to religion in

reason persuade me, but religion shall rule me. I will to be most disastrous to the currant growers of the all. Nature shall make me careful of myself, but hateful to Ionian Islands. A decline took place in the culture of none; reason shall make me wise for myself, but harmless the plant, as well as in the circumstances of the proprie- to all; religion shall make me loving to all

, but not careless tors, whose staple export and means of existence were of myself. I may hear the former, I will hearken only to almost annihilated. As the prices fell, and the distress the latter. I subscribe to some things in all, to all things in became greater, the necessitous grower was obliged to

religion. borrow money

at a ruinous interest from foreign mer- ABUNDANCE is a trouble, want a misery, honour a burthen chants, or from the Jews, who were consequently able baseness a scorn, advancements dangerous, disgrace odious. to dictate the price at which they would take his produce. Only a competent

estate yields the quiet of content. I will Still, however, notwithstanding the largeness of the

not climb, lest I fall, nor' lie on the ground, lest I am trod duties, the entries of currants for home consumption is most healthful for my body, I would desire neither to

I am safest while my legs bear me. A competent heat amounted, at an average of the years 1829, 1830, and freeze nor to burn. 1831, to nearly a hundred and thirty thousand hundred

[ARTHUR WARWICK. 1637.7 weight per year, producing a revenue which amounted to nearly three hundred thousand pounds sterling, a fact

LONDON : which has often been adduced to show that the taste for this kind of fruit is both deeply rooted and widely dif

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106 SIR FRANCIS CHANTREY, AND HIS WORKS. Bishop Bathurst in Norwich Cathedral, under an impres

sion that his health might be benefited by the change of III.

air and scene.

He returned to his house at Pimlico on In the year 1822 Chantrey exhibited his bust of His the evening of the 24th of November last; on Thursday, Majesty George the Fourth; in 1824 his bust of the the 25th, he looked over letters and accounts, gave his Duke of Wellington, his first statue of Watt, and the orders, and inspected with the greatest interest the prostatue of Dr. Cyril Jackson, erected in Oxford; in 1826, gress that was making in the Wellington equestrian his statue of Grattan for Dublin, and of Washington for statue. At half-past five, when it was raw and foggy, he Boston; in 1827, his statue of Sir Joseph Banks, now in imprudently ventured out for a walk, and had not prothe British Museum ; in 1828, a bust of Sir William ceeded far when he was forced to return by violent pains Curtis; in 1829, a statue of Sir Edward Hyde East, in the stomach. A medical gentleman was hastily sumfor Calcutta; the parting of Hector and Andromache; moned, whose prescription soon relieved him, and left him Penelope with the bow of Ulysses, (now at Woburn,) and free from pain, and in restored spirits. He had just eaten a bust of the Marquis of Stafford, now in the British a scanty dinner, as he had been advised, when the arrival Institution; in 1830, a bust of Sir John Soane, and of two friends was announced, and on his expressing an a group representing Bishop Heber blessing two Hindoo anxiety to see them, they were shown in where he was girls, now at Madras; in 1831, busts of His Majesty sitting, but entered only to witness the last moments of King William the Fourth, and the Duke of Sussex; | their friend. He fell back in bis chair with a heavy in 1832 his statue of Canning, for the Town-hall, respiration, and expired without a word or a look of reLiverpool ; in 1833, his statue of Mountstuart Elphin-cognition. An inquest was held the next day, when a stone for Bombay; in 1837, his statue of Sir John verdict was returned that he died of a spasm of the Malcolm for Westminster Abbey, that of Dr. Dalton heart. for Manchester, and busts of Southey the poet, (for Sir Francis Chantrey was about five feet seven inches John Murray,) Mrs. Somerville, (for the Royal Aca- | high, stout, active, and vigorous. His face and head demy,) and Professor Wilson, of Oxford, (for Cal- were very fine; his eyes round and lustrous, one useless cutta ;) in 1840, busts of Her Majesty the Queen, for vision, but apparently not different from its fellow. and of Sir Charles Clarke; his statue of Roscoe for He had been bald from an early age.

His voice was Liverpool, and of Northcote for Exeter; in 1841, (the agreeable, his conversation humorous, sometimes sarlast year of his life,) his statues of Bishop Bathurst castie, and always animated. and Bishop Ryder, for their respective cathedrals of

There is a most pleasing frankness and social charm in Norwich and Lichfield.

Sir Francis Chantrey's manner, (says Miss Sedgwick.) I Besides these works, exhibited at the Royal Academy, called him repeatedly Mr. Chantrey, and begged him to

6 native to the may be named his statues of Francis Horner, James pardon me on the ground of not being Watt , and Sir Stamford Rafles in Westminster Abbey; manner." He laughed good-naturedly, and said something

of having been longer accustomed to the plebeian designaof Spencer Perceval at Northampton; of Mr. Wildman

tion. I heard from Mr. R. a much stronger illustration than at Chilham Castle; of President Blair and Lord Melville

this of this celebrated artist's good sense and good feeling too. in Edinburgh; of Sir Charles Forbes for Bombay; a

Chantrey was breakfasting with Mr. R., when, pointing to bust of Sir Robert Peel, an excellent likeness; and a some carving in wood, he asked R. if he remembered chat, bust, the last he lived to execute, for the Queen.

some twenty years before, he employed a young man to This is a very incomplete list of his marble progeny. do that work for him. R. had but an indistinct recollecOf his statues in bronze there are those of George the tion. “I was that young man,” resumed Chantrey," and Fourth, at Brighton and in Edinburgh; of Pitt in Edin- very glad at that time to earn five shillings a 'day!”

Mr. B. told a pendant to this pretty story. Mr. B. was burgh, and Hanover Square, London; equestrian statues of Sir Thomas Munro at Madras; of George the Fourth,

discussing with Sir Francis the propriety of gilding, some

thing, I forget what. B. was sure it could be done, Chantrey the site of which is not yet determined; and of the Duke as sure it could not; and “I should know," he said, " for of Wellington for the City of London.

was once apprenticed to a carver and gilder.” Perhaps This last though incomplete is, we are happy to say,

after all, it is not so crowning a grace in Sir Francis Chantreg left in that advanced state by its great artist, that an ordi

to refer to the obscure morning of his brilliant day, as i nary workman may give it all the finish it wants. We is a disgrace to the paltry world that it should be so con wish that the same could be said of the two statues on one

sidered. bench, of those noble brothers, by birth and genius, Lords The Mr. R. named in this quotation is Rogers th Eldon and Stowell; or of the statue of Dr. Goodall, for poet, who, in the manuscript catalogues of his curiosi Eton, or of the Marquis Wellesley, for the India House.

ties, directs the attention of visitors to the table which i When the Marquess Camden was elected Chancellor adorned by Chantrey's carvings. of the University of Cambridge, Chantrey was made an Chantrey's invention of the new pointing machine, a honorary M.A., and he received from His Majesty instrument used by sculptors for measuring statue King William the Fourth, the honour of knighthood in though lying in a subordinate line of art, is very valu 1835. A baronetcy was offered him, but refused on the able, and far surpasses the invention of Bacon, the artis ground that he had no one to succeed him in the honour. for its accuracy and rapidity*. Hudon, an

emine. This was in 1836; he was then ailing, more corpulent French sculptor, on visiting London, saw this instr than usual, and less inclined to active exertion; yet he con

ment for the first time in Bacon's studio, and expresse tinued to work with his usual spirit, and nicety of touch. himself so strongly concerning its beauty and its usefu

The suddenness with which Chantrey was removed ness, that Chantrey immediately presented him with or from the scene of his labours was a matter of no surprise Some time afterwards, a gentleman who had to his medical attendants. In obedience to their warn- through Paris called on Bacon, and observing Chantre ings he had set his house in order; had constructed a instrument, exclaimed, in surprise, “So you have last resting-place in the north side of his native village M. Hudon's instrument for taking points! I see church; and had been gradually withdrawing himself don't object to copying the French in some particular from a portion of that personal labour in the execution An explanation took place, when it appeared that Hud of his great works, which, in the more active years of had passed it off for an invention of his own.

Chant life, he trusted as little as possible to any other hands was so much pleased with his new instrument, that than his own. There had not very recently, however, been sent correct drawings of it to Canova. The illustri any urgent symptomis to occasion alarm to his friends: his Italian acknowledged the benefit which such an inst medical attendants allowed him to take a journey to Norwich, to superintend the erection of his fine statue of reader is referred to Saturday Magazine, Vol. XIX., p. 280.

* For a popular account of the Mechanical Processes of Sculpture

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