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of the siege, in which allegory and a too in with his usual vigour. His “Summer years deserve to be highly praised, but, if he has accurate realism have been unduly mingled, Twilight” (20) is a vivid picture of waves any regret in betaking himself to "fresh woods and yet fails to excite the mournful sympathy breaking upon wet sands, and his larger works, and pastures new,” it will scarcely be shared by which must be the main object of such a work; if wanting in refinement, have all his usual his friends and admirers. Of other men of nay, if the truth must be told, it is even open power. Mr. Colin Hunter, Mr. Edwin Ellis, whom something is always to be expected Mr. to the fatal charge of vulgarity.
and Mr. Ernest Waterlow seem all more or Burgess is one that does not disappoint. His The absence of the popular 1807," already less derivatives from Mr. Hook; but none of "Scramble at the Wedding " (552) (Spanish, referred to, is almost atoned for by the exhibition them has the same perfect balance of refinement of course) is humorous and well painted; and of a brilliant series of studies for the picture, and strength. Other well-known names, like Mr. Perugini's lady in gray and pink, with a painted in oil on the bare panel; these have a Mr. Oakes, Mr. Henry Moore, Mr. Frank peacock's feather in her hand, called "Idle life and spontaneous power which few of M. Walton, Mr. Mark Fisher, and Mr. Ernest Moments” (15), is one of the prettiest of single Meissonier's finished works exhibit. Another Parton, must be passed by with a word of general figures. Mr. Joseph Clark, almost the last of picture, dramatically true, though hard and commendation in order to mention a few not the school of Wilkie, Mulready, and Webster, is unpleasant in general effect, is the “Dragons more worthy, but of less reputation. Much of quite himself in “The Very Image" (14); and conduits par un Paysan de la Forêt Noire the promise of the present exhibition lies in land- Mr. Phil Morris, more from carelessness than recent work in which the figures are on a scapes by_such men. Mr. Harry Musgrave's anything else, seems to have just missed a hit in larger scale than that generally affected by the Breezy Day in Mid Channel” is a careful his great white ship entering harbour, and the artist. There are also shown a number of little study of sea, somewhat in the style of Mr. Sweethearts and Wives relieved against it portraits of unflinching truth in the delineation Henry Moore, but not without individuality, on the quay. It is a subject to which it is to of outward characteristics, but hard in the especially in the touch of colour in the distant be hoped he will still do justice. Mr. R. Caton rendering of the flesh and textures, and which sail. Mr. A. Glendinning, junior's, “ The Woodville is scarcely a colourist, but his fail to redeem their want of technical charm Skirts of the Wood” (168) and Mr. Flitcroft Guards at Tel-el-Kebir” (866) is a striking by any very delicate perception of the mental Fletcher's “ A Lonely Pool" (191) are delight- and original picture, and by far the best battle characteristics of the sitters. An exception is, ful in different ways. The latter, though very scene here. Of other notable work there is very however, the charming portrait of the Italian subdued in colour, is pleasant in its gray har- little. Mr. Wyllie, though vigorous as usual, sculptor Gemito, represented in the act of monies and refined in feeling. "On Morecombe has employed stronger colours this year with modelling a statuette of M. Meissonier him- Sands” (206), by Mr. T. Hope McLachlan, is also an effort scarcely so successful as might be self; this is a very attractive picture, and is very sombre in tint; but it has poetry, and wished; and Mr. Herkomer's “Pressing to the painted with evident zest and sympathy. there is perhaps yet more promise, especially West” (1546) is a repulsive scene in the emi
It is intended that the exhibition, the success as to colour, in two smaller works called * Cloud grant building in Castle Garden, New York, of which is extraordinary, shall remain open and Sunshine” (883) and “ Early Spring unredeemed by any fineness of artistic treatuntil July 24.
CLAUDE PHILLIPS. (886). Another sober but pleasant landscape is ment. The pleasure of the exhibition is much
Mr. Thomas Watson's “ As it fell upon a day, increased by many unimportant pictures, good
&c.” (293); and Mr. R. G. Somerset's “Isola de in execution and colour; but these for the most THE ROYAL ACADEMY.
Capri” (331) is classic in feeling as well as part we must leave the reader to find for him
subject. A beautiful but modest little picture self. Mr. Brown's “ Candidates for Girton" is III.
is Mr. Bannerman's scene in "Warm Twilight" one of the best; and Mr. Detmold's “ ArchaeALTHOUGH the general level of the landscapes (333); and Mr. Alfred East, Mr. Parker ologist” (33), Mr. Wirgman's refined "Portrait is fair, the best works of this class are, with a Hagarty, Mr. Frederick Winkfield, and Mr. of a Lady” (44), Mr. W. H. Bartlett's “ A Bad few exceptions, not of large dimensions. If W. Henry Gore are among many others who Wind for Fish, &c. (51), Miss Alice Havers' nothing can be better in their way than Mr. seem lately to pour fresh life into the landscape extremely pretty and carefully painted "Autumn Hook's shore scenes, it is difficult now to say art of England. To these at least should be Load,” combining as it were the feeling of Mr. anything that is new about them. It is also added Mr. Horace Gilbert, for his admirable Arthur Hughes and Miss Kate Greenaway (144), difficult to choose which of this year's is the little picture of “Meadows at Limpsfield young Mr. Calderon's horses and children most pleasant, but the breezy tumbling sea of (1615), and Mr. Heath Wilson, for his luminous called “When the Long Day's Work is Done his “ Wild Harbourage” (81) gives it a certain and sweet-coloured “Sunset from the Shores of (145), Mr. John Charlton's well-painted dogs life which may be allowed as a distinction. Mr. Carrara " (796).
and furniture and luxurious young lady (153), Peter Graham sends a newer and a grander Nothing is more noticeable in the exhibition Mr. Adrian Stokes' winter avenue with its design. His “Dawn” (27), with the bright than the almost universal tendency to natural- pretty figure-an admirable picture, and Mr. sky reflected in the hill-surrounded lake, ism. There are several romantic pictures, but Elmslie's little girl condemned to sit by herand the great hollow still half-filled with the Rossetti influence in this direction seems self on a long form against a green wall (210), clouds of mist moving and melting over the well-nigh extinct; and it is of Selous and Cor- all help to lighter and brighten the general silent village, gives a fresh and deep impres- bould rather than the pre-Raphaelites that we dulness of the first two rooms. In the large sion. The hills in half light and their reflec- are reminded when we regard Mrs. Merritt's gallery Mr. Bayes' “Caught Tripping” (300) tions in the water are rendered with truth and La belle Dame sans Merci” (809), Miss is clever and bright; and it is saying much remarkable richness, the great boat with its Rae's “ Launcelot and Elaine (831), or even for Mrs. Waller's pretty little girl with a blue shadow is solid and grand, the pebbled shore is Mr. Schmalz's “ Too Late” (827). The latter is sash—"Mildred Tryon”--that she holds her silvery and pure in tint, and the mist is painted more sincere as he is certainly more forcible and own against M. Albert Aublet's fine “L’Enfant as only Mr. Graham can paint it. His other pic- more accomplished than the ladies, but his work Rose (316). “Miss Adeline Norman” (424) ture, “ Sea Mist” (1216), is also a fine one, but only half-alive; and the vigorous reproduction is another pretty girl by Mr. Prinsep, the not so notable in subject. One of the least of mediaeval life which hangs above it, though pleasantest of his works this year; and Mr. explicable actions of the hanging committee is it too is imaginative, seems the result of a far Thaddeus Jones shows power, if not of a very the placing above the line of two of the best more heart-felt impulse. Mr. Getts, the author agreeable kind, in his sketch (for it is little landscapes in the exhibition-Mr. Parsons' of this clever and careful performance, “A more) of the Duke of Teck (432). It is in this " After Work” (404) and Mr. Leslie Thomson's Martyr in the Sixteenth Century” (826), can gallery (IV.) that Mr. Loudan's finely imagined “ Afternoon” (108). Both, in their mcdest and scarcely complain that it cannot be seen; but, if "St. Peter denying Christ” (157) is hung. It fresh observation of nature, the latter especially, any honour belongs to the line, it is there the is a difficult picture to see properly on account of perhaps, for its luminous and beautiful sky and picture should have been hung. This follower its sombre tints and effect of semi-darkness, but the pearly tones of its wet sands, are far of Baron Leys is more successful than Mr. J. D. both for its feeling and its design it is a notable preferable to the large panoramic views of Mr. Linton in bringing back the sense of olden work, especially from the hand of so young an C. E. Johnson and Mr. McWhirter. The time. There is much to admire in Mr. Linton's artist. Charming in its colour and refinement, former's “The Wye and the Severn (811) · Declaration of War” (498). It is full of and also, if we mistake not, from the hand of and the latter's “Windings of the Forth” most dexterous handiwork, some of the heads another young artist, is a female head by Mr. (491) fail to justify the ambition of their are very fine, and, if we do not quite like the Philip W. Steer, called "Fantaisie" (472); and attempts. Mr. McWhirter is seen to much arrangement of colour, it must be admitted here it may be noticed, in mitigation of the better advantage in his “Sermon by the Sea" that the quality of the painting of the greater offences of the hanging committee that have (101), the sentiment of which is charming, and part of the picture is of the highest order, skied M. Wauters and M. Mesdag, that in this the execution much more careful and satis- and the action well varied and just. But case, and in many others, they have hung in factory than in the larger work. Of such Mr. Linton does not make us believe in the admirable places the works of young and unpopular favourites as Mr. Vicat Cole and Mr. scene; and he is, on the whole, to be con- known artists, male and female. In this room Leader nothing remains to say. Of their gratulated that he has at length brought to (Gallery V.) such justice has been done not pleasant and wholesome skill there aro several conclusion bis long and possibly tedious task of only to Mr. Steer, bat to Mr. Sainsbury's clever, good examples here. The latest Associate, illustrating the life of an Italian soldier of the bright “Washing Day” (525) and to Mr. W. Mr. Colin Hunter, makes his talent distinctly sixenth century. The skill and the patience Weekes' excellent picture of geese and a jackfelt in several strong shore scenes dashed which he has displayed in this work of many daw who, seated on a post, is delivering “A Michaelmas Sermon” (538); and in the next for building purposes by a Pharaoh of the of Tanis surpassed them all in height, just as Mr. Jacomb-Hood's clever "La Cocarde tri- XXIInd (Bubastite) Dynasty. At first sight he exceeded all other colossi in size and weight. colore” (701), and Miss Jessica Hayllars of these blocks, disguised as they are by being The obelisks of Hatshepsu at Kamak, one of admirable littie interior with figures, called squared and dressed on four sides, Mr. Flinders which is yet standing, measured, according to “ The Last to Leave,” are not the only in- Petrie estimated the height of the destroyed Mariette Pasha's data, 108 feet 10 inches in stances of a due recognition of young talent. statue at about fifty feet. Since that time, height, and these are the loftiest in the world; It is, however, in the last room that this however, he has cleared, turned, measured, and but the colossus of Tanis overtopped them by generosity is perhaps the most apparent, a photographed all the piled and scattered blocks more than six feet. To take a more familiar great portion of one wall being taken up by of the ruined pylon into which these splendid example: the height of the nave of Westminster works of little-known ladies, among whom fragments were built, thereby discovering many Abbey is 102 feet; the Rameses of Tanis, if we must not be reckoned Mrs. Alma Tadema. more pieces of the same figure. He is there- possessed him entire, would need to be sawn off Her "Saying Grace” (1642) is on this wall, fore now able to estimate its original size upon his pedestal to stand in it. The dome of the and shows, perhaps, the highest level of a basis of positive data. The conclusion to Reading-Room of the British Museum springs to technique reached in the exhibition by artists which Mr. Petrie has arrived is truly surprising. a height of 106 feet from the floor below; bat, of her sex. Some of the heads are a little He finds that the statue thus sacrificed was if we placed the Rameses of Tanis in the centre, flat, but that fault may be found in even such a standing colossus of stupendous dimensions; where now sit the learned and courteous superaccomplished work as M. Dagnan's "Vaccina- and that, in height and weight, it far ex- intendent and his staff, nine feet of his red tion”. (738), and the feeling is charming. ceeded all other colossi of which we have granite head-dress would appear above the roof. More than 150 ladies are among the exhibitors cognizance. I give the results of Mr. Petrie's
AMELIA B. EDWARDS, in this Academy; and if among their work measurements in his own words, from a recent
Hon. Sec. Egypt Exploration Fund. there is none of such high promise as that of Report to the Egypt Exploration Fund :Mr. Loudan, Mr. Melton Fisher, Mr. Solomon "In the course of the excavations at Sān (ZoanSolomon, Mr. Bates, or Mr. Steer, it is marked Tanis) there have been disclosed several portions NOTES ON ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY. by great care and taste, and leavens the whole of a red granite colossal statute of Rameses II. It is a pleasing duty to record that the honour with a refinement which is not among the most which, when whole, must have been the largest of knighthood has been conferred upon Mr. prominent characteristics of modern art. Even statue known. It appears to have been a standing F. W. Burton, Director of the National Gallery. in the sculpture we find something notable figure of the usual type, crowned with the crown from female hands. Miss Susan Canton's of Upper Egypt, and supported up the back by a AT Messrs. Cassell's premises in La Belle “ Light of Asia” is a statuette of singularly pilaster. Judging from the dimensions of various Sauvage Yard there are visible
, during the poetic feeling; and the Misses Casella, in their parts, such as the car and the instep, and com- month of June, a collection of designs in blackmedallions of painted wax, make a praiseworthy paring the proportionate size of the cartouches and-white numbering, say, about a couple of
(which are three feet wide) with those engraved hundred pieces. attempt to restore a lost art.” The sensitive
No printed catalogue hał other statues, this colossus must have been been prepared when we were invited to attend,
upon and eager child's head by Miss H. Montalba ninety-eight feet high from the foot to the crown. and Mrs. H. Gore Booth’s delicate bust Together with its pedestal, which we can scarcely but we do not know that the reader of this (1737) are other instances of the existence of doubt was in one piece with it, it would altogether paragraph is any the worse off on that account sculpturesque power in the gentler sex. be about 115 feet high. The great toe measures
as to the information he will receive with reAmong the works in sculpture not yet men- eighteen inches across. That it was a monolith is gard to the exhibition, for we should hardly in tioned is a beautifully modelled and poised almost certain, from the fact that all the largest any case have gone so far as to refer him to female figure, in high relief, by Mr. Woolner, statues are without any joint; nor does this seem individual drawings. A true appreciation of cast in bronze (1700). It is called “The Water incredible,
since there are obelisks nearly as long: black-and-white betokens a real interest in Lily.” Resting on one foot, she is lowering heaviest statue that we know of, as the figure of colour is not often withheld with impunity
But this may claim to have been the tallest and pictorial design. The legitimate seductiveness the other to the leaf of a water lily which swims alone would weigh 700 tons, to which the acces, admirably modelled bronze figure of a naked weight of 1,200 tons is most likely under, rather work; and perhaps it is least of all likely to be on the water close to the bank. Near it is an sories would probably add as much again. A total / when it is the general visitor rather than the
special student who is asked to survey the boy, with his arms crossed over his eyes-an than over, the actual sum. illustration to Mrs. Browning's Cry of the cut up into building blocks by Sheshank III., and withheld with impunity when the black-andChildren.” This accomplished work is by Mr. used in the construction of the great pylon ; hence, white is of the kind that is produced as a guide Arthur Atkinson. Fine modelling and un- only small pieces of a few tons each are now to be to the wood-engraver-of a kind, that is, that affected tenderness mark the life-size group of scen.”
is often lacking in that fineness of line and in “Esau and Isaac,” by Mr. E. Roscoe Mullins When it is remembered that these “small those gradations which are more wont to ago (1682), a work of very great promise. Not pieces (which we should call very large pear in drawings done for their own sakes
. less must be said of Mr. Henry Bates' “Socrates pieces) each represent in truth but a few super- Messrs. Cassell show many intelligent drawings teaching the People in the Agora,” which took ficial inches of a human body, it may be con
some of them the work of men of positionthe Academy prize. This and Mr. Loudan's ceived that Mr. Petrie's measurements have not but few would seem to have been wrought “Peter,” already mentioned, are among the been effected without a certain amount of diffi- without thought of the further more or less happiest auguries for the future of English art. culty. When compared with the dimensions of mechanical process to which the design was to Mr. Bates' work has style, combined with fresh other colossi---as, for instance, with the giants
be submitted. Few are independent works, and natural conception. Mr. Lawson's “ Ave of Abov-Simbel and the broken colossus of the done without thought of their sabsequent Caesar" (1809) is large and original in design, Ramesseum at Thebes, which are the largest popularisation by wood-engraving. But the and Mr. Natorp's * Hercules" (1740) has a hitherto known-we at once recognise how
much prices are low, for the public demand for work thoughtful dignity. The large “ Lady Godiva” more wonderful a work must have been the of this order is no doubt very limited ; and when (1823) of Mr. Birch appeals to a popular senti- red granite Rameses of Tanis. The Aboo-Sim- for three or four guineas the amateur may pick ment, and would probably
as a bel warders sit sixty-six feet high, without up a little drawing by Mr. Macbeth or, parian statuette ; but it will scarcely advance counting their platforms; and, if they stood Mr. Macbeth, by Mr. G. L. Seymour or Miss M. L. his reputation among lovers of sculpture. In up, they would measure about eighty-three feet Gow, the amateur is not unlikely to consider his medallions, Mr. Poynter seems to follow from the soles of their feet to the tops of their that he has a good opportunity. There is an naturalistic effectiveness of the medallists of living rock, and the rock is sandstone ; So there mour—the "Old Clarendon Press," and a weini the Renaissance ; but his classical proclivities were no difficulties of material or transport to presentation of "Barnard's Inn "—that Ihne appear to hinder him, and the result is some- be encountered. The Ramesseum colossus, on
of Chancery in which, if we remember rightly, what stiff and hybrid. Of the foreign contri- the contrary, is sculptured, like this of Tanis,
one of the later of the heroes of Dickens, Pip butions, the most important is M. Rodin's in the hard red granite of Syene. It is the of Great Expectations, abode for a while. “L'Age d'Airain,” a figure of great imaginative Ramesseum giant of whom Diodorus wrote that THURSDAY, May 15, the centenary of the force, modelled 'with a truth and subtlety " the measure of his foot exceeded seven cubits," birth of the most famous of North-country scarcely approached by any work here. which is, in fact, very nearly correct, the painters, Thomas Miles Richardson, sen., was COSMO MONKHOUSE. solid contents of the whole mass of granite, celebrated in Newcastle by the opening of an
when perfect, being calculated at 887 tons exhibition of nearly two hundred of his pictures:
Till now, this was the largest and heaviest His best work, “Greenwich from the Thames," THE EGYPT EXPLORATION FUND.
statue known; but it was
a sitting statue. occupies the post of honour. Richardson's
Seti II. of the Louvre ; and against the 887 tons to the fore; but there are also two fine pictures In one of Mr. W. Flinders Petrie's earlier of his brother of the Ramesseum we have to set in oils of Conway Castle, as seen irom the Reports he mentioned that he had found the 1,200 tons which Mr. Petrie regards as a land, and from the water; “A View of several pieces of a granite colossus of Rameses too modest estimate.
if not by
A COLOSSUS OF COLOSSI.
“Sunrise in Borrowdale ;
Roslin, and Edinburgh Castles ;” “Seathwaite, which holds that in their further development, To Mr. Beerbohm-Tree — an actor rapidly Cumberland;
“ Richmond, Yorkshire ; rather than in mere mental analysis, lies the rising to a foremost place belongs the task " Richmond and the Vale of the Thames,” &c. future of fiction. That a reaction from the of representing this gentleman. Miss Tilbury
In the rage (and it is a noble rage) for erect- school of Messrs. James and Howells is prob- plays with ease the part of Gilbert Vaughan's ing monuments to celebrated Frenchmen, we able—nay, already visible—we readily admit; sister, a personage who had no existence in are glad to see that the great painter, Eugène and, anyhow, those ingredients which we the tale, but whose presence is very serviceable Delacroix, is not to be forgotten.,, A distin- do not love—murder, conspiracy, blindness, to the drama. Miss Lingard is the heroine. guished “commission d'initiative has been
melancholia, and the unexpected rencontre- She is one of only eight or ten actresses now formed for the purpose of doing public honour have seldom been manipulated better than in on the stage whose union of talents and to his memory
the stirning melodrama which Mr. Conway theatrical knowledge allow them to represent The town of Orléans is alive with exhibitions and Mr. Carr present.
the "leading lady "in important pieces. Had - horticultural, educational, and humanitarian —and these are to be followed by three more the numerous variations from the somewhat pletely, she would have been more lacking in
We cannot profess to follow, detail by detail, Miss Lingard suggested girlhood more comof an industrial and artistic character. this purpose the old Santo Campo, a cloister of sensational story which are made in the some experience. As it is, she sufficiently fulfils the fifteenth century, has been restored to some what sensational play. But there is one point of the conditions of the character she impersonthing like its original appearance.
real dramatic importance, wholly new-a point ates; her performance is a serious : tistic effort, We have received from the Fine Art Society which is concerned with the essence of the adequate to the requirements of t play. an artist's proof of a print which will be story, and not alone with its serviceableness We saw, the other morning, with great memorable for more reasons than one. It is a
to the needs of the theatre. In the story, we pleasure, the one-act piece by Messrs. Jones mezzotint, by Mr. Samuel Cousins, after his own
are invited to be interested in the heroine—to and Herman at the Princess's. “Chatterton portrait, by Mr. E. Long, exhibited at the attach ourselves to her-seeing her for the obtained, and justifiably, a quite exceptional Academy last year; and it is stated to be the first time when she is apparently quite hope- success. It is well constructed, admirably last plate that Mr. Cousing will engrave. It is lessly mad. Mr. Conway's imagination is of written, and excellently played. Indeed, as fitting that his career of sixty years should close
excessive fertility. An improbability will far as Mr. Wilson Barrett himself is conwith a work so interesting in itself and from its not readily arrest its progress, and he can cerned, the interpretation is remarkable, his associations. To talk of Mr. Cousins' successor is, as yet, too soon; but Mr. J. D. Miller's en
no doubt conceive us as moved to the quick performance of the chief character being on graving which we noticed last week gives us by the heroine's misfortunes, as well as by the whole the best thing that he has done, ground for hoping that the art of the scraper her beauty. In reality, it is the interest in and very fine indeed. But first a word of the will continue to maintain the rank in England the story, and no special interest in the play. The Chatterton of the stage could that it deserves.
heroine, that carries us on. Now, in the hardly with any hope of success portray only play, all this is changed. We are permitted, the real fortunes of the inspired yet ill-con
so far as the spectator is ever required to do ditioned youth who in 1770 came up from THE STAGE.
so, to "suffer love” for her “good parts " Bristol to London. The Chatterton of the " CALLED BACK
before our sympathies are called upon to pity stage must of necessity be a type-a type, CHATTERTON."
her in her seemingly hopeless fate. We like too, not of ill-conditioned adolescence, overThe Prince's Theatre, which seemed destined her before her misfortune, and then it is pos- burdened with vanity, but of "mighty poets to the performance of what is called genteel sible-nay, even inevitable—that we should in their misery dead." Apart from the fact comedy, has suddenly been devoted—and with wish her well out of her misfortune. We that the hero of Mr. Jones and Mr. Herman complete success—to the representation of await the cure, not only of the blindness of expires in Brook Street, out of Holborn, melodrama, an adaptation of Mr. Hugh Con- Gilbert, but of the malady of Pauline. This and is young and exhausted, instead of way's story of Called Back having beer we conceive to be really the most important exhausted and old, he has little more in prepared by the author and Mr. Comyns Carr change that has been made in the play ; but, common with the author of the Rowley for production on these boards. Mr. Conway's as has been implied above, there are many MSS. than with the poet of the “Man o' story, though it presented difficulties to the minor changes, and good judgment has dic- Airlie.” We do not blame the departure; adapter, was yet of a kind to tempt him to tated them all. The action of the story we only chronicle it. That indispensable overcome them. It was rich in ingenious requires it to shift from place to place, but element, a “female interest”-if we may be sensation, it introduced us to novel scenes, it there is, at all events, less frequent shifting allowed the hideous phrase—has been found depicted unfamiliar character; and of its two in the drama than in the tale. Thus the for him. Alfred de Vigny knew that to be chief defects—a want of probability, and some chance meeting of hero and heroine in Italy is necessary, and so have Messrs. Jones and want of style—one would be easily forgiven dispensed with. There are certain matters in Herman. One Lady Mary is in love with when the closet was exchanged for the boards, which a play, when once the excitement has Chatterton. It would be altogether against and the other might be overcome, and would, been roused in. its progress, may be more im- the purpose of the play—against the possiin any case, be less noticeable on the stage probable than a novel; but there are likewise bility of its tragic ending--if Lady Mary than in the printed volume. In a word, it certain matters in which a novel may with were allowed to interview him. She loves was impossible, or to the utmost degree un- impunity be more improbable than a play. A him, and is able to save him, and, if they two likely, that a rattling sensational story, already play stands in need of concentration; and that, met, she would inevitably tell him so. ACwell put together, should pass unheeded by among other virtues, is one which Mr. Conway cordingly, Mrs. Angel, the sack-maker, who those who must provide the literature of the and Mr. Carr have imported into the stage has let her see the poet's lodgings, and leave theatre. Called Back, having been seen in adaptation of Mr. Conway's tale.
a note for him, which he does not discover every railway-carriage this Christmas, might The company has been carefully chosen. until he has already swallowed the poison find prolonged existence on the stage at Mid- Mr. Kyrle Bellew, as Gilbert Vaughan, is both which will be fatal to him, spirits her out of the summer. The experiment has been made with picturesque and skilled. Mr. Ănson is an way by one door just as Chatterton is coming unquestioned success. The adaptation has been impressive Dr. Ceneri; his death scene, it in by another; so that of actual love scene on the whole extremely well done; and a com- may be, is too prolonged, but on the stage it there can be none. But Lady Mary's long petent cast having been secured, and the piece may be noticed that it is always with the soliloquy is in reality a long love scene, and rehearsed with infinite and—may we say ?- utmost reluctance that any dramatis persona Miss Ormsby plays it with naturalness and quite modern pains, “ Called Back” has taken takes leave of life—the actor, like Charles the enthusiasm, with tenderness and grace, so its place as one of the stage triumphs of the Second, is always " an unconscionable time in that the “female interest” is eminently serseason. From the very nature of the dish, dying," but he is generally less sensible than viceable. Chatterton had something to live we could not ourselves be enthusiastic about was that courteous monarch of the needless- for besides the publication of his verses, and any conceivable presentation of it. Murder, ness of the delay that he occasions. A villain his death accordingly appears the more lamentconspiracy, blindness, melancholia, and the of a much more pronounced type than Dr. able to those whom literary ambition no unexpected but inevitable rencontre are ingre- Ceneri is the political spy, Paolo Macari. He longer stirs. This is the service of the love dients with which, for our own taste, we are is deeply moved only by one regret—that he scene ; but the play has other aids. The fain to dispense; but they are beloved of an has not put more people out of the way for unavailing motherly solicitude of Mrs. Angel extensive public—there is a certain school ever while there was yet an opportunity. -represented sympathetically enough by Mrs.
Huntley—heightens the interest in the poet's dedicated to his wife), and also in Beethoven's not only from the composer's three other Symfortunes, and so does the poet's own resistance Sonata in F sharp (op: 78), there were signs of phonies, but from all other works of this class
. to the temptations offered to him by Nat immaturity so far as the reading of the works The analyst notices--nay, we may almost say
was concerned; but in all the other pieces he regrets - the rigid adherence to classical forms Boaden, the dissolute draughtsman-an early gave a very good account of himself. His tech- exhibited in every movement. When the spirit agnostic. Mr. George Barrett plays that part nique is excellent: he has an agreeable touch, leads & composer to depart from established very forcibly; and there is still another part in and he plays intelligently. Bach's Chromatic forms, by all means let him do so; otherwise
, the little piece, but it is of little account. It Fantasia, Mendelssohn's Caprice in E (op. 33, following in the footsteps of illustrious predeis that of the cousin of Lady Mary-Cecilia No. 2), and Brahms' “ Variations and Fugue on cessors is not only right, but praiseworthy, is her name—who comes with Lady Mary so
an Air of Handel” (op. 24) were most success- Space will not allow of a detailed notice of the that that young woman shall not defy the fully rendered. The last-named piece, indeed, music. The opening movement does not altoconventionalities too appallingly. As the
was given with remarkable clearness, power, gether satisfy us in the choice of subject
and brilliancy; and those acquainted with the matter; the first theme is of indefinite charyoung Lady Mary is engagingly romantic, immense difficulty of these Variations will acter, and the second not very original; but Cecilia, for purposes of contrast, must be understand that this is no small praise. The the workmanship is excellent, and the orcheslively or commonplace, but, as the moment is programme concluded with studies by Liszt and tration most attractive; there are some delicate not one for either commonplace or vivacity, Thalberg, which enabled Mr. Max Pauer still touches quite in the Schubert vein. The coda Cecilia is by no means “in it.” There re- further to show his command of the key-board. is a little bit commonplace. The slow movemains to speak of Mr. Wilson Barrett and,
As we announced, Brahms' new Symphony in ment is a song without words, tender and with him, of the vigorous and poetic dialogue was repeated at the sixth Richter Concert, last graceful; the harmonies and 'rhythms are
The scherzo may be or monologue which Mr. Jones and Mr. Her Monday evening, at St. James's Hall. The original and attractive. man have furnished, and which he delivers The two middle movements were not difficult to key of B flat major, contains some exceedingly
work again made a most favourable impression. noted for its quaint trio. The finale, in the with so admirable and various art. follow at a first hearing, and in a sense the clever and elaborate workmanship, and forms " Chatterton” would be good reading, for the same may be said of the opening allegro and a brilliant and effective conclusion to a work of simple reason that it is such good writing; the finale; but further acquaintance with them great merit and earnestness. The Symphony but for its performance on the stage it needs reveals to us more fully their depth of thought was conducted by the composer, who was fondly an actor of infinite resourco, of unfailing and their beauties of workmanship and orches- applauded at the close. The programme incapacity. A certain sternness of resolve tration. We certainly consider the finale not cluded a showy Concerto for double-bass by which sits upon Mr. Wilson Barrett not quite only the finest portion of the Symphony, but the celebrated player Sig. Bottesini, who has fittingly, we think, in all he does is in The work was magnificently played, and by the Chopin's Pianoforte Concerto in E minor
, per“ Chatterton wholly in its place, while at production of this masterpiece Herr Richter has formed by Mdme. Essipoff with brilliancy
, the same time a flexibility in excess of any made his present season memorable. The pro- though not with sufficient passion ; and songs that he has ever shown here belongs to the gramme included an early Overture of Weber's, by Mdme. Valleria and Mr. Maas. actor, and likewise serves him in good stead. The-Ruler of the Spirits.” It was composed
J. S. SHETLOCK. In brief, his performance is admirable ; it is in 1804 as an introduction to “Rübezahl; } the highly enjoyable and worthily impressive. Opera was not completed, but seven years later The frenzy of passion and of ambition dis- duced it at a concert in Munich. The music
composer rewrote the Overture, and intro Au?
BOOK ILLUSTRATION. appointed is represented as potently as is the shows a foretaste of the glories of the “Frey
ADVANTAGES. calm which follows on the realisation of the
schütz and “ Oberon Overtures. Herr 1st. They present Faithful Representations of the Subjects. certainty of death. A conception which, on Hugo Heermann made his first appearance at 2nd. Printed on the paper of the Book itself, mounting not the part of the authors, is genuinely poetical the Richter Concerts, and played Beethoven's 3rd. For Editions of 1,000 and under they are cheap. is worked out by the actor with full command Violin Concerto. Instrumental solos
Employed by the Trustees of the British Museum and of resource. We hope that “ Chatterton so rarely included in the programmes that by the Learned societies; also by many of the leading may be played often, for, if the public takes one naturally expects something exceptional. Publishers. to it, it will have taken to an artistic thing. There were many good points about Herr
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press, may be cited : Lady Brassey's "Tahiti;" Professor FREDERICK WEDMORE.
Heermann's performance, both in matter of Gardner's "The Types of Greek Coins;" É. T. Hall's technique and reading; but there was a want "Pedigree of the Devil ; " Audsley's "Ornamental Arts of intellectual power, and at times the intona- Archaeological Survey of India;” “ Samuel Palmer: 8
of Japan;" Lockyer's "Spectral Analysis ; " Burgess's tion was not all that could be desired. He Memoir." STAGE NOTES.
was, however, much applauded. The “Rhine- Of this last work the Athenaeum says: "This book is WE hear that on the return of the Haymarket Daughters” song from the “Götterdämmerung.'
admirably illustrated by fourteen Autotype reproductions
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The judges and serjeants took the only course students' diversions when a cat and a fox
open to them, sold their property, paid off all were hunted in the Middle Temple Hall No. 631, Nero Series.
charges, and wound up their corporate affairs " with nine or ten couple of hounds” just
in due TAB EDITOR cannot undertake to return, or
This incorporated before the second course of the Christmas to correspond with the writers of, rejected property, for its accounts have all been wound banquet. Those were the merry days when manuscript.
Its only remaining possessions, the in- the Londoners refused “to work like an ass It is particularly requested that all business teresting old pictures, have been presented to from morning unto night,” and the judges letters regarding the supply of the paper, the National Portrait Gallery, and now form got their work over by eleven o'clock in the
forenoon, and, after taking their refreshment, fc., may be addressed to the PÚBLISHER, and part of that collection.” not to the EDITOR.
It has evidently been a labour of love to our spent the rest of the day in studies or innocent author to collect all that can be known as to amusements “free from all care and worldly
CHARLES ELTON. the daily life of the old Serjeants who dressed avocations." LITERATURE.
in such gorgeous apparel, and took part in such The Order of the Coif. By Alexander Pulling. splendid feasts, when the rooks built in Elm (Clowes.) Court and the rabbits abɔunded in the coney
Callirrhöe; Fair Rosamund. By Michael
Field. (Bell.) garth at Lincoln's Inn. Each Serjeant stood Toe world is well aware of the antiquity and by his allotted pillar in St. Paul's, or walked Mr. MICHAEL FIELD shows more intention in dignity of the degree of a Serjeant-at-law, in the paradise” or parvis at the porch, his poetry than we often find in a first book. which all the sages of the Bench and Bar clothed in a priestly robe of scarlet or "violet As a rule, the desire and form of expression were at one time compelled to attain, and
in grain, or parti-coloured and rayed with come long before the message to be said. will greet with kindly interest the appearance blue and tawny "mustard and murrey.” But Mr. Field is very clear as to his message. of this stately monument set up in memory of On his head he wore the famous coif or cap of He sings the glories of enthusiasm, and departed and departing glories of the long; white silk or linen, and on his shoulders a preaches the gospel of ecstasy to an old and robed brothers of the coif. Their learned
hood of bright colours with lappets and trim- chiller-minded world. spokesman would even claim for them to
mings of lambswool. Even Fortescue and It is not often, in modern English verse, have existed as an Order in the true sense of Dugdale have not disdained to enter with that we light upon a book so genuinely the term among the brotherhoods of the world animation into the details of the legal milli- romantic. The scorn of bourgeois commonof chivalry, such as the Knights of the Bath,
nery; but the subject has ceased to have much place, the naïf young hatred of the “lame the Hospitallers, and the Militia of the Temple interest since the time when the Bar went creature, custom,” the urgent battle waged of Solomon. We may admit, at any rate
, into mourning for Queen Anne “and have so against routine in these plays, with their that they were constituted for several cen- remained ever since." All these cowls and fresh poetic ring, belong to another age than turies as a privileged society or estate, taking hoods and habits are tossed into the Limbo of ouro. England in 1820, France in 1830, the same place in the profession of the law Vanity, “white, black, and gray, with all was well accustomed to this tone; twenty as the doctors of the learned faculties among their trumpery ;” and even the blanched coif years ago Mr. Swinburne sounded it again. the members of the greater universities. itself survives only in the shape of a spot or Since then we have heard that poetry is a The Serjeants are believed to have formed the wafer in the centre of that black patch which criticism of life. The value of the little whole practising Bar while the King's Court ornaments the Judge's majestic peruke or book before us lies in a certain fusion of was still undivided; and after its separation beehive wig."
the passionate ardour of the Romantics into several branches they retained a right of exclusive audience in the Court of Common he bade farewell to the Inn of Court where school.
When a Serjeant received his appointment with the more serious qualities of the later Pleas, which was only abolished in 1834 after he had served as reader and bencher, and was Perhaps we are sounding a trumpet too a long and angry controversy; Their privi, usually presented with a handsome contribu- loud for the size of our pageant
. Two small leges in our own time have gradually dwindled tion of gold pieces hidden in a pair of gloves
, dramas—or rather sketches for dramas are away, though the Order was saved from extinc
under the name of a “regard,” with the all the book contains; and these are defaced tion by the
rule, existing until recently, that view of helping him towards the great charges by passages of triviality, lapses of taste, every judge was bound, before his appoint- of taking his new degree. The expenses of in- errors and crudenesses of execution. ment, to take upon him the estate and degree stallation were very heavy; the new Serjeant behind all these faults there remains an of the coif. On the fusion of the courts had not only to provide a great number of individual character, a realised design. And under the Judicature Acts this ancient regu- persons with coloured cloth for liveries
, but this, in minor poetry, is rare. lation was abrogated, in order, as we may to give rings of fine “angel gold” to the
We shall best do justice to this quality suppose, to relieve the equity judges from an King and Queen, the great officers of state, by giving an outline of the author's plan. unexpected and burdensome obligation. Since and various officials about the law courts. The introduction of the Bacchic cult to that time, no new Serjeants have been ap. Besides all these expenses he had to join with Calydon forms the motive of “Callirrhöe." pointed, though it is believed that there is no the other newly appointed Serjeants in giving Conscious of his anachronism, Mr. Field reason why the Crown should not renew the grant of the dignity if the Bar were desirous kind. An old chronicler tells us that at one the later days of Greece ; he is eager to be
a feast or banquet of the most extravagant defers the worship of the Bromian god until of that
honour. The author asks whether it is feast in his time there were present “all the in the wrong with Shakspere, and Virgil, and expedient “ that the highest grade at the Bar lords and commons of the Parliament, the Euripides, those great Romantics. Time and known to the common law should be swept mayor and aldermen, and a great number of space are no bars to his conception. And, away;” but in truth the brethren themselves the commons of the City of London.” At the indeed, we do not quarrel with any poet on appear to have supplied the answer to the best feast of 1555 we find such expensive items as this account.
Let him seize or make the of their ability, when they disposed of the old
In the swans and roast bustards, chewet-pies and moment best fitted to his work. Inn in Chancery Lane where they and their great jowls of sturgeon, salmon, and all kinds case of “ Calirrhöe” Mr. Field has had a choice predecessors bad met during four centuries as of game, besides multitudes of plovers and of moments
. In mystic Alexandria, in the the occasions of the profession required. The larks. Mr. Walpole sent in as his contribu- Jacqueries and ecstasies of the thirteenth author gives a very interesting account of the tion, besides a quantity of venison, twenty- century, in the supernatural seventeenth old house in Chancery Lane which was occu- four swans, a crane at ten shillings, and two century, in the delirium of the Reign of pied by the Serjeants under successive leases from the year 1394 to the passing of an Act turkeys at four shillings a-piece. Each Ser-Terror, nay, even in the spiritism of toin 1834 by which they were incorporated and jeant's share of the provisions amounted to day, the cult of Dionysus is new-born. For enabled to purchase the freehold. The out about £37, without counting the venison. good or for evil, these periodic outbreaks of lay was being gradually paid off when it be other feastings and revellings. They took the world.
There is no space left for describing their contagious ecstasy are parts of the history of came apparent in 1877 that the Order was likely to die a natural death.
part in the brawls at Christmas under the lord When the drama of “Callirrhöe” begins, " In this change of the law, the old Inn of the "round about the coal-fire” to a quaint and Calydon. Within the city the altars of the
of misrule when judges and serjeants danced the wild religion of Bacchus is gaining serjeants was at once consigned to destruction. I mock-stately tune ; and they joined in the elder gods still smoke, nice-ordered custom