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ness, basing his work on a theory derived from Mote Mountain Mr. Inness's mind and brush
stir this aspen class of forest - trees, Mr.
marble by dense and dark thunder-clouds, which roll group of “Latona and her Children, Apollo about it in round masses dun as smoke. It and Diana,” by the late Mr. Rinehart. The is such a scene as this that Mr. Inness has design represents the goddess seated in a redepicted, and, while many another painter clining attitude, with her head bent forward, would have left it uncertain how vapory and and gazing with an expression of admiration of what character the clouds might be, in and love upon her sleeping children. The Mr. Inness's painting the light and shade are infant Apollo lies on his back, and his breast a perfect tour de force, though pedantry of serves as a pillow for Diana's head. The means is one of the last motives that ever idea conveyed by the pose of the goddess is influence this artist. Ruskin, in his word- that she fears for the safety of her children, pictures of Turner, describes the appreciative and she bends over them as they sleep to rendering by him of the minute and local preserve them from real or imaginary harm. features of a landscape, and in his storm on The figure of Latona is draped, but it simply
covers without concealing the gracefully rounded contours of her form. The design is charmingly composed, and is generally conceded to be the sculptor's master-work.
Among the prehistoric relics is a sarcoph. agus sculptured from a species of calcareous stone, and recently discovered by General Di Cesnola in his excavations in the old tombs at Golgos. The sarcophagus is oblong in form, and has a roof-shaped cover, with nondescript animals, in high - reliel, sculptured upon the four corners. The side is ornamented with a series of scenes representing, evidently, some of the old heroes of inythology, listening to the music of graceful young women. The reverse suggests a sporting scene, with archers and spearmen in con. flict with wild bulls and boars. The sculptured scenes are in low-relief, and, like the other objects discovered on the island of Cyprus, represent the dawn rather than the maturity of art. The ends are ornamented in the same style, but illustrate a chariotrace, and a foot-traveler, carrying a staff and bundle on his shoulder, and followed by it dog. This sarcophagus was somewhat in. jured on its passage to this country, but it has been skillfully repaired, and is as fresh in appearance, no doubt, as when entombed many centuries ago. The massive sarcophagus-cover, in the shape of a mummyfied figure, which came from Cyprus with the original Di Cesnola collection, now rests upon its case, which has just been received. The cover was discovered several years ago, but the case was not brought to light until later and more thorough excavations were made. General Di Cesnola, it is said, has recently discovered another and more elaborately. sculptured sarcophagus in his researches, which represents a higher development of art than any thing beretofore recovered, and it will be forwarded to the Museum in a short time.
In the collection of bass-reliefs there are six new objects with inscriptions, which, it is thought, will prove of peculiar interest to the student and scholar. They are oblong in form, and were intended for the ornamentation of the fronts of the tombs in the ruins of which they were found. They are of cal. careous stone, and rude sculptures at the best, but objects of interest as relics of prehistoric times. Several other objects of this character bave also been received from General Di Cesnola ; but, as the trustees of the Museum have no room at disposal for their proper exhibition, they will not be unpacked at present.
In the department of modern art there are a series of the original copperplates of Audubon's “Birds of America." They are neatly inclosed in frames, under glass, and were presented to the Museum by Mr. Wil. liam E. Dodge. Another elegant object of art is an electrotype copy of the famous Milton Shield, tbe original of which was first exhibited at the Paris International Exhibition of 1867, and is now in the South Kensington Museum. The design was by Ladeuil, and the work was executed by the celebrated firm of Messrs. Elkington & Co., of Birming, ham, England. Aside from the artistic beauty of the design, the exquisite mechanical
Music and the Drama. of his studio was unquestionably reflected in The opening of the Frenoleatpéra.bolice
execution of the work is worthy of the high
His studio was a museum of rare and lent basis for a gallery, which now, that it est praise. This rare object was levt by Mr. interesting objects of art, comprising rich old has so dignified an abiding-place, is a temptCharles M. Congreve, of Brooklyn. The col- tapestries, arms and armor, ancient carved ing place, where really important portraits lection of Japanese ivory carvings lent by Roman trousseau-chests and costumes, all of can be most worthily placed. Mr. Pruyn, of Albany, remains on exhibition which were of great value to him as an aras arranged last spring, and the gallery of tist. When in Rome he was the associate of modern paintings is composed of works se- Fortuny, and the same taste which that lalected from the best private collections in mented artist lavished on the ornamentation New York. It is probably the most valu
THE able collection of modern oil-paintings ever
, a less
Lyceum Theatre drew 10opened for exhibition in a public gallery in gree.
gether a large audience to witness the first this country.
complete representation of Offenbach's “Ma
Harvard is comparatively in its infan- dame l'Archiduc given in this country. PIETRO VAINI, the Italian artist who com. cy, but already a good many names of its stu- A somewhat curtailed version of the opera mitted suicide when engaged in a dramatic dents are illustrious in our history, and, for was preseated last year by the Soldene troupe recitation nt a social gathering at City Isl- the past hundred years, good portraits of these in English, but so garbled and changed as to and, Long Island Sound, a few days ago, was men have gradually become the property of offer but little of the characteristic of the a young man of brilliant promise, and es- the college. Until the new Memorial Hall original. “ Madame l'Arcbidec" has proved teemed for his attractive personal character- was completed, these paintings were hung in abroad one of the most popular of the recent isties as well as for his art ability. He came old Harvard Hall, but now they have been Offenbachian operas, and it is so completely to New York from Rome, his native city, in placed permanently against the ash panels marked by the stamp of the composer's pe1872, and his work from the firsi attracted beneath the windows of the new college din culiarities as to demand but little general great attention. He worked with the great-ing-room, and sixty-four portraits of men comment as a musical work. est facility in oil, water.colors, pastel, and prominent in history, or interested in the The airs are merry and jingling, the concrayon, and in the off-hand brilliancy of his college, gaze at the visitor. As a fact of certed music conceived in the widest spirit touch and coloring, when using the former art-importance, here is a very fine collection of opéra-bouffe extravagance, and the chomedium, showed himself an accomplished of Copleys, several Stuarts, pictures by ruses peculiarly bright and good. Whatever master of the school in which he was edu- Trumbull and Stuart Newton, besides some else may be said of Offenbach, bis music can cated—that of Rome. Vaini was possessed by artists of our own time—Hunt, Page, never be charged with being dull and tame. of a morbid fancy, and this is shown in his Ames, and Heaļey. On the left side are full. People do not expect to bave their hearts selection of subjects for his pictures. One | length portraits of Nicholas and Thomas stirred or their emotions elevated by such of these, and the most shocking of the se- Boylston in flowing brocade gowns, ruffled gay and superficial sparkle in sound, but they ries, illustrates a dark story of intrigue hands and velvet-tasseled caps. Benefactors rarely fail to have a hearty laugh, or to find drawn from Florentine history of the four- of the college in the last century, and found in the quaint and characteristic songs, if teenth century. The Duchess of Cibo, a no- ers of the Boylston Professorship of Rhetoric well executed (by no means an easy task, ble Italian lady, being annoyed by the atten- and Oratory, they, and their old mother, who even if the music is of a trivial nature), adtion of her husband to a beautiful rival, pro- sits in satin and lace, are among the most ex- miration of something like genuine art. The cured her assassination, and bad her decap-cellent specimens of the painting of Copley. peculiar intonation and coloring given, the itated, and the head sent to her private Ten pictures by this artist form a collection by singing is so subtly interwoven with dramatstudy. The bead she afterward enveloped themselves of very unusual value and interest, ic expression, that there is often demanded in her husband's ruffles, and sent it to him in numbering among them likenesses of Samuel a greater power of a peculiar sort than in a basket. The subject of the picture repre- Adams, of John Adams, and several other fa- the more pretentious opera.
Mere singing sents the dark-haired duchess standing beside mous personages. Gilbert Stuart has portraits will not suffice, for often the musical foundathe table upon which rests the beautiful head of Fisher Ames and John Quincy Adams; tion by itself is too slight. Mere acting is of her rival, and apparently gloating upon
Trumbull contributes three likenesses: one equally insufficient, for in all the principal ber horrible revenge. In the delineation of of Washington; one of Christopher Gore, the rôles there are enough of bright and pretty this subject Vaini showed conclusively that donor of Gore Hall to the college, and the tunes, occasionally of really brilliant and he was possessed of a dramatic power of com. founder of a professorship; and one of John difficult arias, to tax the art of an accomposition which was of the highest order, but Adams. Sully painted the body and back- plished cantatrice. unfortunately it was linked with a gloomy ground to a full - length of John Quincy Malle. Coralie Geoffroy, the prima donna infatuation which led to his own sad end. Adams, but the paint is faded and chalky. of the present French company, has all of the Another subject of interest painted by him Of the more modern portraits of artistic ex- wantonness and abandon of her predecessors, is entitled “ After the War," and repre- cellence are Page's President Quincy, and but lacks their finer art. Robust physical sents two poverty-stricken wretches seated the beautiful picture of young Colonel Rob. beauty and bouncing gayety of manner can by the wayside on a winter's day asking ert G. Shaw, which was much admired in hardly compensate in the art demanded by alms; but its sad story is too realistic to New York two or three years since. One of the opéra-bouffe stage for the seductive diaplease the multitude, and, like the picture of William M. Hunt's finest pictures is here, too blerie, the beguiling suggestiveness of Aimée the Duchess of Cibo, it remained in the pos. -a likeness of President Walker, the pictu- or Tostée. It is less dangerous in a moral session of the artist up to the time of his resque qualities of whose mellow, wrinkled, sense, but far less satisfactory as art. Every death. Vaini at times touched with bis pen- and keenly-intellectual face have been well thing must be measured by its own stand. cil the follies of modern female costume with understood and delineated. Chester Harding ard. Malle. Geoffroy's voice and method are rigor and brilliant effect. One of these sub- has a picture of Lord Aberdeen, and there is both far inferior to those of the other expojects, entitled “ Fashionable Piety,” shows a a copy from Van Dyck's famous portrait of nents of opéra-bouffe, and, while she has the pretty woman partly kneeling and bending Cardinal Bentiovoglio.
best intention to vie with them in breadth gracefully over the back of a chair during In addition to these valuable works of art, and lubricity of suggestion, she falls far short prayer. Another picture is that of a young many marble busts of famous Americans are of that fine artistic tact necessary to gild lady in fashionable costume posing graceful. ranged in brackets on the two sides of the the abandon of the part in the minds of the ly upon one of the lake-bridges in the Cen. The work of Powers, Story, Clev. more refined and cultivated auditors. tral Park, in silent admiration of herself and enger, Crawford, the two Grenoughs, and The story of “Madame l’Archiduc" is the swans which are floating gracefully on others, is immortalized in heads of Ever simple but effective. It hinges on a series the water at her feet. Vaini was also a suc.
ett, Fe on, Sparks, W lker, Judge Story, of conspiracies supposed to be carried on cessful portrait-painter, and probably two of and other names familiar in American his against the Archduke Ernest. Count Caste. his best works in this specialty are life-size tory. This collection of paintings and busts lando is suspected of being a leader in the pictures of Madame Ristori and her daugh- | accumulated by the college forms an excel- plot, and is on the point of being arrested,
when he persuades Giletti and Marietta, do. has so many good and bad features as Mr. are simply attached to the plot like so many mestics at an inn (Mdile. Geoffroy and M. de Sullivan's Richelieu is difficult to adequately excrescences, their purposeless and motiveless Quercy), to dress in the clothes of himself characterize. Genuine fire the man does coming and going soon become wearisome. and wife, and thus enable him to escape. not (we should judge by the two personations The story of “The Mighty Dollar” has no The mock count and countess, under the we have seen) possess; and hence, in this pational significance. It has no relation to charge of Fortunato, captain of the guard particular, his performances will never be the period, the country, the locality, or the (Malle. Duparc), are arrested and carried into electrical, never exhibit the glow of true gen- characteristics of the people. It is just such the presence of the Archduke, who is an origi ius; but an actor who is so good in many
sentimental story as may be picked up pal, and disposed as far as possible to turn things ought to be able to carry his study | any time in the magazines, and, to this comthe whole of life into a kind of picnic or bur- and his elaboration a few points further. monplace outline, all that is added is a suclesque.
He ought not to miss so often as he does cession of scenes designed, with or without Sentence is passed on the mock count the real significance of his language, and he reason, to set the spectators laughing. A and a quartet of comical conspirators, should not so frequently lose the cue to the play that gives no insight into character, whose mysterious movements enliven the dominant passion of the moment, We will that has no new story to tell, that presents action with flashes of merriment. The Arch- illustrate our meaning by one example: When no faithful picture of persons or of manners, duke, however, falls in love with Marietta, François comes to tell Richelieu of the dis- that is without wit of language or felicity of and at last is teased by her into the comical patch being wrested from his hands, he begs incident-such a play is an impertinence in freak of intrusting to her the government of that his life may expiate his fault. Richelieu, art, however much it may contain in the way his duchy, with Giletti as prince-consort. Of quivering with excitement and disappoint- of farcical situation to set the theatre in a course, affairs are turned upside down in the ment, impatiently thrusts the proposition government. The new ruler indulges in all aside. “Who talks of lives?" he shouts, sorts of extravagant freaks, and the amorous and rushes swiftly to consider the means of duke finds himself no nearer than before in remedying the almost fatal mishap. But
From abroad. winning Marietta as his mistress. Finally, Mr. Sullivan has no quiver of impatience, no Giletti, the obnoxious lover, is sent away on flash of eager passion, and pauses to strike an
OUR PARIS LETTER. an embassy to leave the coast clear. But he attitude and sleepingly debate the issue with suspects the purpose, and returns at a criti. the boy. Swiftness is a great force in dra
August 24, 1875. cal moment, again frustrating the plans of matic art, and we can but wonder how often WE
E are reveling in really exquisite weaththe amorous duke. The story closes with the even trained actors fail to catch its inspira
er now, bright, cool, and sparkling, marriage of Mariettc and Giletti, and the con- tion. Mr. Sullivan's Richelieu has sufficient
after the more than tropical heats of the past clusion of the Archduke that he would do merit on the whole to make it popular; but
week. The thermometer on one day actually best to govern himself, and not interfere with it is far from being the perfect piece of art
rose to ninety-eight degrees in the shade.
Think of that in a land where ice-water and the happiness of the humble couple. Forrest and Macready both gave us in this
baths are wellnigh unattainable luxuries! The story is comical, interesting, and character. In fact, it serves very well to
However, one does wrong to complain, rewell sustained, and full of droll situations ; show, as a foil, how really consummate and ad
membering that we have only had two soand the music, as we have said before, bright mirable these rivals were in this great part. called “heated terms” since the 1st of June, and entertaining. There is not more than
and neither of these lasted over a week. A the usual amount of double entendre, a sort of IN “The Mighty Dollar," produced at the
brilliant American Jady, for some years past negative praise, which must suffice in lieu Park Theatre on the 6th inst., we were again
resident in Paris, once remarked to me that it of more direct eulogium. called upon to accept a few incoherent scenes
was her experience that the average of plensM. de Qu ‘rey, the tenor of the troupe, is of broad burlesque as American comedy.
ant weather in Paris was far higher than that
of any other place-there were fewer uncoman unusually clever singer and actor of his As burlesque this new production is not un.
fortably warm days in summer, and cold days school, and Malle. Dupare, one of the débu- amusing; it is quite likely, indeed, that Mr.
in winter, and fewer days on which one could tantes, has rather a good voice and style. The Florence's humorous personation of Slote,
not go out-of-doors. And such I believe to concerted music and choruses are finely done, the Congressman, may become as widely
be the case. and the opera is well mounted.
known as Mr. Raymond's Colonel Sellers. The correspondence between Napoleon I. Among the novelties promised by Mr. Like that irrepressible speculator, he has and his brother Louis, King of Holland, has just Grau are “Le Canard à Trois Becs," “ In- his catch phrases, which, before the perform
been collected and arranged by M. Rocquain. digo," and "Les Prés St.-Gervais," all of ance on the first evening was over, were cur
It is known that the resistance of Louis to the which made decided successes in Paris dur- rent in many mouths; and there is nothing inflexible will of the emperor, who wished to ing the last season. like a pat phrase to establish the popularity though the rery serious views which he took
destroy Holland, was greatly to his credit, al of a farce. As a coarse satire in which the
of his own regal rights were occasionally ratlıcolors are broad, the features salient, the hu
er absurd. M. Frédéric Béchard has published WHILE Mr. Barry Sullivan's Hamlet errs mor fantastic, this personation has its merits.
a few of the most interesting of these letters on the side of tameness, :S we said last The actor's make-up is capital; he quite sinks in the Journal Officiel. Among these last there week, his Richelieu errs a little on the side his individuality, indeed, in the part, and, is one wbich bears on the tradition of the disof noise. The personation of the cardinal is as the external semblance is one that every puted paternity of Louis Napoleon and the reless even and finished than that of Hamlet, one will recognize as truthful, there will be
ported liaison between Queen Hortense and being more variable and marked, both as to more readiness, on this account, perhaps, to
Admiral Verhuel. King Louis desired to send its merits and defects, while it is far better overlook the extravagant doings of the man.
the admiral to St. Petersburg as embassador. calculated to impress a miscellaneous public.
“I think," writes the Emperor Napoleon to But there are defects in the
lay that may
his brother, in 1807, “ that it would not be Mr. Sullivan's Hamlet is monotonous and dull, prove fatal even to its chances of a popular
proper to send Marshal Verhuel to St. Petersbut his Richelieu is at least vivid, picturesque, success. Art cannot be wholly disregarded burg: first, because I may have need of him full of strong contrasts, and never wearies, at any level of effort. In this production on account of the movements of the flotilla ; even if it does not wholly please, the auditor. there is a slight story, based upon the far and, secondly, because it is not customary to Its defects are: that it lacks dignity; that from fresh incidents of the discarding of a send a marshal as minister to a foreign court. the passionate scenes are without true fire; lover for the sake of a wealthy marriage;
Since you have established the dignity, you that the value and significance of many pas- and around the few scenes directly connected
ought not to lower it. I do not enter into the sages are not fully brought out; that the with this story characters and incidents ro
reasons which lead you to part with your min
isters of war and of the marine, who are just picture is not complete in all its parts, being tate with the slightest possible relation to it.
now very useful to you. But if you are anxwithout force here, without color there, with- There can be no permanent enjoyment of
ious to send Verhuel away, I should prefer out the hundred and one minute touches that characters or incidents in a play when they
you to send him as embassador to Paris." To mark the difference between the thorough are not the artistic outcomes of the condi.
this the king makes answer : “It is true, sire, and the imperfect artist. A personation that I tions of the story. If humorous characters i that I have had private reasons for changing the functions of MM. Verhuel and Hogendorp. The first is a man of integrity and a good soldier, but he has no administrative ability, and is very disorderly in his expenses. There is even a reason of a domestic nature" ("une raison de conduite domestique")" which compels me to act thus."
It is a well-known fact that Louis Napoleon, while multiplying portraits of Queen Hortense in every direction, studiously avoided any display of that of King Lonis, and indeed official mention of his royal papa was seldom or never made. Rochefort, in one of the earlier and more witty numbers of his famous Lanterne, maliciously called attention to this fact, and begged to be informed why the “august father" of the emperor was persistently kept in the background, while his august mother was smiling in every style of portrait possible on every side. Could it be that the striking dissimilarity between the features of Napoleon III, and those of the late King of Holland would have provoked reinark? Certain it is that a portrait of Admiral Verhuel is to be seen in one of the public galleries in Holland (I think at the Hague), and any one familiar with the long, narrow eyes, the attenuated features, eagle nose, and stony composure of visage of the late emperor, will be struck with the resemblance. The scandal may be false, but, false or not, it is universally believed in Paris, even amid the partisans of the late emperor.
A singular and melancholy mortuary relic was lately exhibited at a private soirée in Paris. It is the handkerchief which the Emperor Maximilian of Mexico held in his band at the moment of his execution. It had evidently belonged to the Empress Carlotta, as it is a woman's handkerchief of small size, of the finest cambric, bordered with Mechlin lace, and bearing the arms of the empress embroidered in one corner. At the moment that he fell his fingers closed convulsively upon the handkerchief, which is spotted with the blood that flowed from a wound in the wrist. This inournful token of conjugal affection and misguided and betrayed ambition belongs to Don Andres de Valdejo-Arjona, a wealthy Mexican gentleman.
In the current number of the Revue Britannije M. d'Orcet gives some curious and heretofore unknown details respecting a famous modlel who posed for the Atalanta of Pradier and the young girl in Gérôme's “ Cock-Fight," now in the gallery of the Luxembourg. She was also the personage from whom Henri Murger drew his Musette. She was a thorough original, and, though she arrived in Paris a young and illiterate peasant, she managed to educate herself, even going so far as to study Latin. While posing for the Atalanta, she ceased one day to come at the accustomed hour, so Pradier went in search of her, and found her, as he thought, lying dead. An attack of brain-fever had struck her down, and in a few days all was over, to all appearance. But this seeming death was only the rigidity of an intense attack of catalepsy, and poor Musette knew all that was passing around her. After the first shock was over, Pradier concluded that he would take a cast from the corpse. The modeling of the hands and feet gave the poor patient no uneasiness, but it was far otherwise when it was a question of taking a cast from the head and chest. Even if care had been taken to keep the mouth and nostrils free, which in the case of an artist modeling a corpse was extremely improbable, the weight of the plaster on her chest would infallibly suffocate her. So great was poor Musette's fright that the very excess of her
terror triumphed over the lethargy, and en- there merely, as the gentlemen dismissed the abled her to break its fetters. To the amaze- carriage at the race-course, and returned to ment of the artist, the supposed corpse bound- the hotel on foot. Another friend of inine, who ed from the bed, and, seizing a mass of the went to Spa to stay some time, found, on leavhalf-liquid plaster, she dashed it full in Pra- ing, that he had been charged with two extra dier's face. The violent exertion did her good. rooms which he had tried to engage for his A profuse perspiration ensued, and Musette children but was unable to procure; nor would was saved. But the sculptor vainly tried to the landlady consent to deduct the price of the win her favor again. She never forgave him rooms from his bill, saying that, as he had put for having nearly been the innocent cause of more persons in the rooms he had at first bired, har death by suffocation, even though he did it had come to the same thing in the end. actually save her life. She refused ever to set The credit of discovering and creating the foot in his studio again, and Pradier was forced beautiful watering-place of Trouville is divided to engage another model to complete his At- between Alexandre Dumas the elder, and a celalanta.
ebrated French marine-painter named Mozin. Schneider is making an ado again among In the summer of 1825, M. Mozin, being in authors and managers, after her usual irre- search of some new and good sea-views, quitted pressible fashion. She was engaged to create Honfleur, and in his travels reached a shabby La Boulangère a des Eous at the Variétés, as I little village on the sea-shore, the beauty of wrote you a few weeks ago, but she refused to whose site bewitched and charmed bim. He sign any contract, and the other day, after ex- lingered there for some weeks, and painted acting from the managers and MM. Meilhac several fine views which he sent to the next and Halévy, and M. Offenbach, all sorts of im- year's Salon. These pictures attracted the possible changes and alterations, she coolly notice of the public, and a sudden influx of walked out of the theatre, declaring, like a tourists to the heretofore unknown yillage was spoiled child, “ If you don't do as I ask you, the result. The seal on the growin reputation I won't play.” Tired out with her whims, M. of the new watering-place was ; ct by the elder. Bertrand, the director of the Variétés, took the Dumas, who wrote a short article about it, full troublesome lady at her word, and engaged of all the exquisite sparkle and witchery of Mademoiselle Aimée to fill her place. Now, be his style. On the publication of this article, a it known that there is no rival in the profes- retired notary of Paris bastened to the spot and sion more disliked and dreaded by the bump- entered into negotiation with the fishermen of tious Grande-Duchesse than is pretty, winning the coast for the purchase of their huts and Aimée; so she forthwith came back to the little patches of ground. He had made artheatre, and declared that she would play. rangements for the expenditure of some two “You sha'n't," quoth the manager. “I will!" thousand dollars in that way, when a cautious vowed the lady. Thereupon she appealed to friend came along who dissuaded him from the law, and the lovers of theatrical gossip are thus spending so large a portion of his capital. on the qui vive respecting the case of Schnei- To-day the ground for which he had negoder vs. Bertrand, which is shortly to come be- tiated is worth twelve hundred thousand dolfore the tribunals.
lars. A small but significant fact: M. Léon Say, There is a prospect that the new Hippothe Minister of Finance, has suppressed the drome will be opened on the 11th of Septemfemale figure representing the French Repub- ber. It is to contain ten thousand people, and lic on the postage - stamps and coinage of the prices of the seats are to range from five France. The competition for the new designs francs down to ten cents. A stream of water for the postage - stamps closed yesterday. is to be introduced which can be shut off or Among the drawings submitted were several turned on at will. The Theatre of the Amvery amusing caricatures. One joker sent in bigu is to be reopened in the fall with a new an admirably - drawn figure of Punch, and company and a new director. The opening another a very claborate drawing representing picce is to be a revival of the old melodrama M. Thiers in the garb of a Roman emperor.
of "A Son of the Night.” Marie Delaporte This new issue of stamps will occasion fresh was to have made her rentrée at the Théâtre du worries and expense to the ardent devotees of Gymnase in “Frou-Frou" this week, but the that passion dignified by the nanje of philately sudden illness of the actor who was to have and otherwise known as postage-stamp-col- personated De Valreas has necessitated the lecting. Does any one know all the symptoms postponement of the revival of this charming and varieties of this mania ; how valuable a comedy. The drama of " Jean-Nu-Pieds" has complete set of the stamps used in the gov- been withdrawn at the Vaudeville in favor of ernment departments of the United States are; the great summer success, “ The Procès Veauhow there is a stamp used in the isle of Ré- radieux." Mademoiselle Jeanne Samary, the union whose value in Paris to a collector is lucky“ first prize" of the Conservatoire, one hundred francs (twenty dollars); how makes her debut at the Comédie Française tothere is a regular exchange carried on once a night in the character of Dorine in the “ Tarweek at the corner of the Champs-Elysées and tuffe" of Molière. Only four of the Parisian the Rue de Marigny, etc., etc. ?
And can any
theatres still remain closed-namely, the Amone suggest a remedy for this fever which is at bigu, the Renaissance, the Bouffes Parisiens, once exhausting and expensive? We pause and the Odéon.
Lucy H. HOOPER. for a reply.
We hear a great deal about the extortions of some of our American watering-places, but
OUR LONDON LETTER. the experience of a party of four American gentlemen, who went down to the races at I KNEW that the works of your "good Trouville recently, rather surpasses all that I gray bard,” Walt Whitman, are very scarce ever heard of in the way of charges on our side over here, but I must confess I didn't know of the water, even at Newport or Long Branch till the other day that they are valued so highin the height of the season. Four dollars ly. “Leaves of Grass," at any rate, is eviapiece was charged for a bed to sleep in, all dently much prized by bibliopolos, for, in one four gentlemen being put into one room. The of our second-hand bookseller's catalogues, a board, of course, was in proportion, and then copy of the first edition of it is priced at no the carriage in which they drove to the races less than six guineas, and a copy of the second was set down at sixteen dollars for the drive edition at two guineas.
Gent Padaya carnot fail to acknowledge
Within the last few weeks a most depress- | Norwich paper sued the editor of another Nor- 1 way, it has one—at least, so another correing publication has been brought out in this wich paper because he (the editor of the other spondent solemnly assures us—and here it is : modern Alsatia. Its very title is enough to Norwichi puper) hod called him“ a depraved “She drank good ale, strong punch, and wine, make one shudder. It is called The Obit- and despised wretch," and " a music - hall
And lived to the age of ninety-nine." wory, and treats, as the prospectus bas it, bounce.” And lie got twenty pounds us com- What will total-abstainers say to that! of all subjects relating to " interments." In pensation, too. the number before me, the frontispiece en- Certainly the two most successful books
WILL WILLIAMS. graving—for it is illustrated--represents “The published here this year are Mr. J. R. Green, Embalming of Joseph,” and there are two other M. D.'s, admirably full and succinct “ Short lively “cuts:" one, " The Shrine of Edward History of the English People," and the Rev. Science, Ynvention, Discovery. the Confessor," the other, “ The Monumeut Dr. Farrar's eloquent "Life of Christ." The of Gervase Alard, Admiral of the Cinque former-10 short history was ever so unaniPorts.” Perhaps the most interesting part of mously praised before – is in its eighteenth
STANLEY'S PORTABLE BOAT the paper - it is issued weekly-is the long thousand, the latter in its fifteenth edition.
AND RAFT. list of deaths. Singularly enough-and the Messrs. Macmillan, Mr. Green's publishers,
EOGRAPHICAL explorers at the prescomic journals have not been slow to note this are, by-the-way, about to issue a three-volume fuct-the publisher's name is Croke.
library edition of the “Short History"--one The Covent Garden Promenade Concerts which will treat more fully than the other does
their obligation to the inventor and mechan. are a great attraction this year-more attrac- of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
ic. The English Arctic Expedition enters tive, indeed, than they have ever been since The same firm, too, will shortly publish a upon its hazardous journey equipped with all the time of Jullien. Arditi is a splendid con
work on “The Russian Power," by Mr. Ash- the appliances that science could suggest or ductor, and has a tine body of instrumentalists ton Dilke, the brother of Sir Charles Dilke, genius invent. Ice - crushers, chisels, anunder his sway. He has been giving us charm- the proprietor of the Athenæum, who by this chors, and knives; water-bottles with leather ing selections from Mendelssohn and Wagner. time is, I presume, among you. Mr. Ashton
mouths; improved knapsacks and snow. What an energetic little man he is! How he Dilke has spent a good deal of time of late in
shoes ; sledges and ice-boats; tents of imenters into every movement of his orchestra! the Muscovite Empire (his father died there), It was amusing to see him, on the first night, and very few know more about it politically;
proved pattern and compact form; barpoonpatting players and singers on the back and
ergo, we may expect a volume which will be guns of a form recently described and illus. giving them words of praise. By-the-way, especially useful to politicians and statesmen.
trated in these columns; and compact cookthe new soloist, Mademoiselle Christino, is I have already told you that he is editor and ing apparatus—these and many other equal. not a great acquisition. Her voice is powerful, owner of the Dispatch, which, under his régime, i ly serviceable articles were to be found upon but unsympathetic; moreover, she is by no is picking up
ost circulation wonderfully. the list of supplies, and to these are added means prepossessing in appearance.
A complete edition of the poems of that sweet the many forms of condensed and preserved One of our most recently-issued volumes songstress Miss Christina Rossetti is also an
foods; the variety of these being such as contains many good anecdotes anent famous nounced by Messrs. Macinillan.
suggested by the physiologist as most nutrimen. It is called “The Life of Mrs. Fletcher." I am very glad to see that Olive Logan has
tive and heat-producing. Mrs. Fletcher was the wife of an able Scottish been doing her best to dispel one of the delu
Nor is it in the field of arctic explorabarrister, and, at the time “Auld Reekie" sions into which many of you New-Yorkers was the literary centre of Britain, mixed a have faller. After reading her recent lively
tion alone that the genius and constructive good deal in society there. Here is a pleasant letters in the Daily Graphic, you will, I am
talent of the traveler is called into play. In extract from her diary:
sure, no longer regard Mr. Joaquin Miller as ice-boats and sledges are needed for the jour. “ The latter part of the year 1802 was in- a kind of poetic savage.
I myself met Mr. ney to the pole, no less are portable boats teresting to us in a public way, by the com- Miller once or twice when he was over here and rafts desired by the African explorer. mencemen: of the Edinburgh Review. We some months ago, and, I am bound to add, Owing to the absence of roads, and, at times, were fortunate enough to be acquainted, more was most pleasantly surprised by his ways
the impenetrableness of the forests and jud. or less intimately, with several of the earliest and manners. A more modest, courteous, and
gles, the only highway is the river, to and contributors-Mr. (now Lord) Brougham, Mr. affable gentleman could not be found in these Jeffrey (afterward Lord Jeffrey), Dr. John islands; moreover, he is an excellent conver
from which boats must be carried by the na
tives. Thompson, Mr. Jolin Allen, Francis Herner, sationalist. True, he is somewhat eccentric
Having by his former experiences and James Grahame, the author of The Sab- in his dress--but then most bards are. I sha'n't become acquainted with the needs of the bath.' . . . The authorship of the different forget for a long while the heartiness with country, Mr. H. H. Stanley, under the patronarticles was discussed at every dinner-table, whic!: he shook my hand on my wishing him age of the New York Herald and London Daily and I recollect a table-talk occurrence which God-speed on bis departure for your shores, Telegraph, seems to have determined to enter must have belonged to this year. Mr. Fletcher, or the earnestness with which he bade me his old fields of research more fully equipped though not himself given to scientific inquiry “give his love to Bob,” meaning Robert Bu
than before, and it is to two of his ingenor interests, had been so much struck with chanan, whose poetry we had been talking
ious contrivances that attention is here dithe logical and general ability displayed in an about, and whom, by-the-war, he has never
rected. article of the Young Review' on Professor Black's chemistry, that in the midst of a few Gravestone-literature is both curious and
Since in these regions the natives are guests, of whom Henry Brougham was one, amusing, as has been often shown. Seldom,
their own beasts of burden, it is evident that he expressed an opinion (while in entire igo | however, has a more striking collection of any boat, to be of service in the interior wanorance as to the authorship) to the effect that epitaphs been brought together than that just ters and great lakes, must be of such a form the man who wrote that article might do or be collected by a London contemporary. For as to render its transportation on the backs any thing he pleased. Mr. Brougham, who example, according to one correspondent, this of the guides possible. Coinprehending this was seated near me at table, stretched eagerly curt epitaph is in Croydon church-yard :
need, Mr. Stanley caused to be constructed forward and said, "What, Mr. Fletcher, be
“Died of a horse and cart; "
for his use two forms of sailing.craft, the any thing? May he be lord-chancellor?' On
one a boat and the other a life-raft. which my husband repeated his words with while this equally suggestive one is in the
The boat as here illustrated is, when put emphasis, ‘Yes, lord-chancellor, or any thing church-yard of Penrith : he desires.' This opinion seems to confirm
together, forty feet long and six feet four
“Here lies Moll, Lord Cockburn's words in another place
inches wide. It is composed of five water
Fol de rol rol" concerning the young Henry Brougham, of
proof sections, which may be firmly united the Speculative Society, that he even then which surely must have been written by the by means of bolts and clamps. This craft, scented his quarry from afar.?"
same hard-hearted and unforgiving Benedict the largest that has yet floated in the rivers We are very fond, as you know, of making who inspired the following couplet, to be of interior Africa, has been christened the fun of the propensity some of your American found in the Old Gray Friars burying-ground, Livingstone. The life-raft, as shown in the journalists have for calling rival brothers of Edinburgh :
second illustration, is of a form that might the pen hard names, but, after all, we our
"Here snng in grave my wife doth lie; selves ve among us not a few redacteurs
wisely be adopted for use nearer home. It is
Now she's at rest-and so am Il" who are given to bespattering one anoth
composed of six India-rubber pontoon-tubes, er with uncomplimentary epithets. For in- Gowalton church.yard, Notts, would also seem
which may be inflated at pleasure by means stance, only a day or so ago, the editor of one to be not without its quaint epitaphs; any
of bellows. These tubes rest transversely on