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the coming season, in several of the Northern of the face is neither coarsely caricatured of Mr. J. Yeoman and Mr. J. C. Derby. His cities.
nor at all unbeautiful, and all the power and three-quarter length likeness of General Van Another of Rinehart's works on public massiveness of Mr. Evarts's finely-chiseled Vliet, exhibited the same year, was one of exhibition in Baltimore-his native city-is brow and forehead have been most truly and his strongest pictures in male portraiture. his “Clytie,” the principal attraction in the delicately defined by the nice instinct of the In the following year he painted a portrait of small art-gallery of the Peabody Institute. artist. Hair is very rarely adequately de- | Mrs. Hoey, which perhaps excited more genThis beautiful marble statue well deserves, picted in plaster or in stone, and here also eral praise than any other picture exhibited as far as the figure is concerned, the highı this sculptor has been happier in his effort in the Academy that season.
Mr. Stone expraise which has been liberally bestowed than most artists. Locks and fine masses hibited last year life-size portraits of the late upon it; but in the accessories the artist of it spring from the forehead, and the be- James Gordon Bennett and Daniel Leroy. has been singularly unfortunate. Even if holder notes its turns and delicate curves He was an industrious painter, and examples the introduction of the actual, embodied sun- as it rises from the skin. Hair, as we all of his work exist in the collections of a large flower may be considered appropriate or know, is as varied in its quality as the indi- number of the old families of New York. consistent—for it really divides the atten- vidual head it covers, and ranges from stiff, During bis leisure hours, Mr. Stone painted tion more than it helps the meaning—yet it wiry bair, live and full of vitality, where each an occasional fancy head, but they were rareseems unaccountable that the sort of “sun. thread separates and appears to lie apart, ly exhibited out of his studio. Several of flower” selected should be that unseemly to dead locks that seem more like cotton these ideal studies were left in bis studio at vegetable (Helianthus annuus) which towers or tow than to have any life of their own. the time of his death, and if offered for sale in huge ugliness over the dusty yards of sub- The hair marks different temperaments, and now they will doubtless find ready purchasurban shanties, and which was entirely un. among them the fine hair which tends to Mr. Stone died in the prime of life; he known to the white race until after the dis. mass itself in soft curves, lying one above was a genial companion; and, in personal apcovery of America. The heading of Ovid's anotber, which form and unite its shapes as pearance, a noble specimen of vigorous manfable—“Clytie Nympha Conjux in herbain do the mass of feathers on a raven's wing, hood. Heliotropium” shows very clearly what or the curls on the ear of a beautiful dog, is flower was meant; and the graceful Euro. believed to belong to the temperament the A STATUE of Governor Andrew, of Massapean heliotrope, with its delicate white or most sensitive and intellectual. Mr. St. Gau- chusetts, has recently arrived from Leghorn, pale-red flowers, would have formed not only deus appears to have taken this view of his and has been placed over his grave at Hinga truer but far more beautiful accessory to model, and, while the hair on most busts we ham, in which town he lived for many years. the figure, had any been needed. The shade see lies in shapeless bunches, and follows The statue of the great war governor is of of Ovid might justly be scandalized at see- meaningless lines, the hair in this one is sin. slightly-gray Carrara marble, a color in the ing our American weed, which sometimes rises, gularly light, and its locks are massed and full light of day superior to white marble, in warmer climates, to the height of twenty curved as if wind could lift them or a shake which often appears sheeny and dazzling un. feet, made the type of the gentle nymph of tbe head entirely derange their position. Jer sucb conditions. This statue is by Thom. whose love for the sun.god the poet so beau
as R. Gould, the well known-artist, who is tifully describes. At the same time the ar- The death of William Oliver Stone, N. A., now living at Florence, and it is rather larger tist certainly deserves credit for faithfulness which was announced in the daily jour. than life. It represents the governor standto his inodel even in this part of his work;nals last week, is notable from the fact that ing, dressed in a double-breasted frock-coat, for the sun-flowers are presented, in the va- he was one of the very limited circle of ar- and with a long military-cloak hanging from rious stages of their growth, with the ut- tists in this country who have attained any his shoulders, and fastened across his chest most exactness and truth to Nature, though great degree of renown as portrait-painters. | by a cord and tassels. Upon the collar is the exigencies of art require the stalks to be Mr. Stone was a pupil of Nathaniel Jocelyn, carved the star of the Commonwealth's es. flattened out against a stump in a somewbat of New Haven, but at an early age, compara- cutcheon.. Governor Andrew, as all will recstiff and unnatural manner. On the whole, tively, set up his easel for himself, and as. ollect him, was a short and stout man, with there can be little doubt that the botanical sumed a distinctive position as an artist. a firm, broad-shouldered figure, well knitted portion of this work might have been left He was never strong as the painter of men, and determined. But his beauty lay in his out with positive advantage to the general although he at times produced meritorious fine and well-poised head. No subject could effect.
W. W. c. pictures of this class, but his special forte be better adapted for the sculptor than bis
lay in the execution of the heads of women clean-cut Roman nose, with nostrils flexible A very beautiful portrait-bust of William and children. In the treatment of such sub. and energetic, his well-marked, handsome M. Evarts, by Mr. St. Gaudeus, has lately ar- jects he had no superior in this country. | mouth, with full lips and rounded chin, dim. rived at Boston from Rome. Mr. St. Gau. | His works were raceful in drawing, and pled in the middle, and his large eyes, and deus has of late made a good deal of reputa- marked by unusual richness of color and forehead crowned by closely-curling hair. A tion by the life and beauty of his works, and delicacy of treatment. Mr. Stone, like many face mobile and brilliant, it afforded every this head of Mr. Evarts gained great com- of his contemporaries, delighted to paint the advantage to the artist. At first sight the mendation from the artists in Rome. Every portrait of a pretty woman, and, when treat- statue looks a little under-sized, though it is one familiar with Mr. Evarts's refined and ing such a subject, while he preserved the really larger than life, but a further impresintellectual countenance will recognize this portrait, it was invested with a feeling of sion dispels this feeling, and, while many per. bust as a remarkably happy likeness of the ideality which gave evidence of a high aim sons may regret that it has not a more pub. original. It is spirited and entirely free and an imaginative and inventive faculty of lic situation in Boston or perhaps Washingfrom the vulgar clap-trap look of pomposity more than usual power. The ordinary por: ton, it is, on the whole, well placed on its and self-consciousness by which inferior ar- trait-picture, such as we see scores of in our simple pedestal in the old graveyard at Hingtists strive to lend dignity to their work, and public exhibitions every year, rarely attracts ham. to atone for the deficiency of their apprecia. | the attention of the multitude, but those of tion of fine and important characteristics. Stone's women and children always appeared A COLOSSAL portrait-bust of Goethe, which, Mr. Evarts might be in the court - room to be possessed of some magnetic power, it is said, is intended to be placed iu the Cenpleading a case, so full is bis eye of fire, however plain the subject might be, which tral Park at some future das, was placed on so instinct with expression are the mouth arrested attention at once. Baker's portraits exhibition at Tiffany's jewelry establishment and other features, and so entirely free is of women and children also appear to pos- last week. The bust is about thirty inches the face from any restige of thought of self. sess this power. In 1865 Mr. Stone exhibited in height, and is the work of Professor Fi. Mr. St. Gaudeus has displayed, in modeling at the Academy a portrait entitled “Bessie,” scher, of Berlin, or rather is the reproduction Mr. Evarts's thin face, uncommon apprecia- which was marked by many rare qualities. of the original by that eminent sculptor, tion and artistic sensitiveness. Though the In 1867 he exhibited two portraits of ladies, which was executed in 1849. The head is jaw-bone is indicated clearly through the which were remarkably brilliant in color ard not particularly striking, and as a work of somewhat worn lines of the cheeks, this part pure in tone. They are now in the collection art it utterly fails to convey to Goethe's ad
Music and the Drama.
Thea meen mende with the prima donna
mirers of to-day an idea of his genius or of the Germau painter Beyschlag's exquisite the poetic inspiration with which his writ- “Psyche and her Urn;” two choicely exeings are endowed. Although the features cuted engravings from De Haas's marine pictare clearly defined, the modeling appears to
urés, forming one of the series of papers on have been carried to a degree of finish which
American painters; and several other illus
trated papers; with three steel engravings conhas effaced every trace of individuality. This
sisting of “The Riven Shield,” from a paintcriticism may not apply to the original bronze,
ing by Morris ; “ The Triumph of Galatea,' which exists in Berlin, we believe, but par- from a painting by Domenichino; and “ Puck," ticularly belongs to the reproduction, which from Miss Hosmer's well-known sculpture. is cast in some base metal, shows no marks of the sculptor's chisel, and has been stained and varnished in imitation of the genuine material. It is not probable that this bust is to be offered to the Park authorities, but that a real bronze will be substituted. Such HE announcement that an arrangement a work would be a worthy companion to the bust of Schiller, which was presented by the Malle. Tietjens was a double pleasure, inasGermans, and now ornaments the Park ram- much as it removed the fear that we were to ble, near the lake.
have no Italian opera this winter, and also
promised a hearing of a singer who, in some A FINE bust, in white Carrara marble, of
respects, stands alone in her art. Malle. Charles Sumner, has recently been presented Tietjens has for a number of years been to George W. Curtis, by the city of Boston.
known almost exclusively in England, having The bust was executed by Milmore, in Italy,
become such a favorite with that public as to and is more than full-size. It is a strong
make any other nearly unnecessary. Englikeness, and all the features are life-like and
land has been for many years the favorite well marked. The attitude of the head is
home of oratorio. Her musicians, both singvery erect, and the eyes and mouth are energet
ers and composers, have assiduously cultiic and animated, as if Mr. Sumner were speak
vated this style of music, and the numerous ing. The best likenesses are those of course
festivals held every year in the principal cities which are made either directly from life or by
attest the popularity of it. It is in oratorio those who are familiar with the look and atti.
that Malle. Tietjens bas of late years achieved tude of the original. The portraits, therefore, her principal triumphs, no other living singer which are made now of Mr. Sumner, are
being supposed to be her equal in this style the most valuable ones that will ever be pro
of singing, which differs widely from that reduced, and for such reasons a bust like this
quired in the opera. by Milmore is of historical value, as it is one
Malle. Tietjens has reached nearly if not of the few which will be made now while Mr.
quite the limit of years at which great singSumner's looks are vividly remembered, and
ers are ordinarily supposed to cease their before time has dulled the impression of his
efforts, but, if we may judge from the English stately and intellectual head.
accounts, her voice remains unimpaired. Per
fection of art rarely is attained till the freshness As costume is one of the arts, we quote
and beauty of the organ of singing have be. here from a London journal the subjoined iuformation in regard to the latest development
gun to decline.
Indeed, it is not unfreof Paris fashion: “Designs, it is stated, are
quently the case that singers, as long as not only floral and geometric in their ten
the voice retains its youthful bloom, neglect dency, but zoological.' Exquisite brocades the more finished graces of the art, and think are sprinkled profusely with lions, tigers, and only of them when the necessity of replacing panthers, medieval - looking beasts' that departed powers exercises a stern compul. are by no means life-like in their proportions sion. It is said of Mario that, when that or coloring, and far more nearly allied to the marvelous voice of his was in its golden prime fabulous creatures in stone that decorate a
of youth, he was so little dramatic or sympaGothic cathedral than the savage denizens of a
thetic in his style as to call forth the severest modern menagerie. Artists, it seems, have
criticism. It was only when the organ lost also gone to museunis and borrowed old heraldic devices with which to ornament the
its youth and bloom that the greatest of drarobes of ladies who value their personal ap
matic tenors attempted to develop the pecul. pearance. Unicorns, winged bulls, and birds, iar powers which afterward made him so faare used profusely. Oriental writing, the hieroglyphics of the ancient Egyptians, Per- Malle. Tietjens has for years been recog. sian arabesques, and Chinese and Japanese nized by the English critics and public as the signs, are artistically converted into patterns. leading dramatic prima donna, even in comOne design is mentioned as being ' peculiarly petition with all the great singers whose annupretty ;' it is a scrawl studded here and there
al appearance in London make that city the with keys some three inches long. There are
first musical capital of Europe. The great at least thirty sorts of keys of different epochs, capitally rendered. Of all the pleasing novel
rôle of Medea, for example, in Cherubini's tios, however, which are being introduced, great opera of that name, has no other adethere ar: none to equal a design in which quate interpreter, and it is never attempted various insects are introduced.'”
except with Tietjens. In the same way Leo
nora, in Beethoven's only opera, “Fidelio,” THE ART JOURNAL for October will contain
is the monopoly of this lady on account of the first of a series of papers, finely illustrated, " Household Art,” by C. W. Elliott. It
the breadth and beauty of her vocalizatiou, will also give an illustration of the prizes won
and the intensity of her dramatic power. We by the American rifle-team in its recent ex- are promised that a hearing will be had of cursion to Great Britain; an engraving of Tietjens in her great rôles later in the season,
though at the beginning she will confine her. self to concert and oratorio.
The latter department of music is pecul. iarly adapted to this artists style and pow. er on account of the broad phrasing and pure declamation required. The London papers are already lamenting the loss of Tietjens for the coming festivals as irreparable, although there are mao; clever and accomplished singers eager to fill the gap, and make the most of the opportunity. We may anticipate such an interpretation of oratorio music as has not been heard among us since the last appearance of the lamented ParepaRosa, who, in many respects, may be likened to Tietjens.
To support her in oratorio there will be the Centennial Choral Union, an organization which has been working under the au. epices of Messrs. George F. Bristow and Charles E. Harslee, with special reference to the Philadelphia Centennial of next year. The chorus will consist of eight liundred voices, which have been carefully selected from the best available material, and certain. ly, with the time and care expended in their preliminary rehearsals, should do their work in a thoroughly satisfactory manner. The orchestra, we are told, will also be one of the largest with which oratorio bas ever been given in this city. The three oratorio performances in New York will be on the even. ings of Wednesday, October 20th ; Friday, October 29th ; and Wednesday, November 10th. The works to be produced in their entirety are Händel's “Messiah” and Mendelssohn's "Elijuh.” The last performance will consist of a miscellaneous programme from the great composers of oratorio. Tiet. jens first general concert will be on the evening of October 4th, and consist of a popular programme of operatic selections and bal. lads.
Mr. Byron's “Our Boys,” produced last week at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, is a very charming comedy. The reason of its two hundred nigbts in London is clear enough. It cannot be ranked with the great English plays—it is far too slight in story and in character-drawing for that; but it is a very delightful production of the lighter kindpleasant in story, wholesome in tone, ani. mated in action, and bright in dialogue. The story is of two boys, one the son of a baro. net, the other the son of a retired tradesman. The two fathers are friends, and so are the two sons, notwithstanding the great difference in their social rank; and both fathers and sons are very happily contrasted for stage purposes. The baronet is dignified and high-bred; the tradesman is vulgar in speech, and undignified in manner; but both are men of principle, and animated by strong fatherly affection for their boys. The “boys" have been traveling in Europe ; they return at the opening of the play. The son of the baronet has all the affectations of a blasé youth-the son of the tradesman is full of heartiness, naturalness, and ainbition. Each father has selected a wife for his son, and by a rather stale derice each of the boys manages to fall in love with the woman designed for the other. The baronet has brought up bis
otry, intolerance, absolutism; "Reynaldo: dis; IN A workin recently published by the Abbé
boy to implicitly respect his authority; the general harmony of the sketch to effect. It | secular and religious performers belong to cerson of the tradesman has been governed only lacks color and breadth, perhaps, somewhat.
tain societies or guilds, which meet at prethrough his affections. Each parent is confi. One would not dislike a little more heartiness
scribed periods and for prescribed purposes, dent of the success of his plan of domestic and resonance; but every one must admire
and there are large numbers of musicians who government in this emergency, but both theo- the severe fidelity with which the idea of
play in private houses for a stipulated fee.
The members of these guilds huve various ries come to naught, for neither of the boys the character is worked out.
privileges. At one of the sittings of the Gerwill consent to marry the woman of his fa
man society a musician presented himself who ther's choice. The result is a domestic revo
A VOLUME entitled “ Hamlet; or, Shake- had the right of setting the first string of the lution. The boys go off together to London, I speare's Philosophy of History: a Study of the “koto” (a seven-stringed instrument) an ocbent on making their own way in the world, Spiritual Soul and Unity of Hamlet,” recent- tave lower than any one else. The Japanese become very poor, suffer not a little, but at ly published in England, is commented upon use string, wind, and percussion instruments. last are sought out by the not very obdu
in the Athenæum as follows: " The wildest These are divided into pure instruments (for rate fathers; and, in the end, all is made
extravagance of German speculation upon the religious music only) and impure, which are well. This is the story, in the main; but
remote significance of Shakespeare seems tame used only for secular objects. There are no
beside this attempt to solve the mystery of instruments of metal. Twelve keys are used, the dry plot of a play tbus narrated gives the
· Hamlet.' At the outset, the author asserts one for each month, and each key has twelve reader but little idea of the touches of hu
that his book is not addressed to those who can tones. Tuning - forks of various shapes, all mor, the flashes of wit, the phases of charac- see no mystery in the works of Shakespeare.' different from those known in Europe, are in ter, the many minor incidents, that make up Without being sure whether we are of this common use. The strings of the instrument the pleasant whole.
bat-like few or many, we can at least see no are of silk, covered with wax; and the notes Plays like “Our Boys " make the theatre such mystery as Mercade suggests. Accord- simply give the number of strings to be struck, a delight; their effect upon every listener
ing to an ideal key to · Hamlet' which he pre- or, in the flute, of the hole to be stopped. cannot be otherwise than wholesome, even if
fixes, and to the disquisition which follows, Semitones are distinguished by a sign placed they do not possess bigh imaginative power,
Shakespeare in “Hamlet' had the intention against the number of the preceding tope. and make no attempt to do more than to pre
of suggesting many very remote and remark- The notes are written downward, and the
able things. 'He fathomed,' says Mercade, words to the left of them. Songs are always sent a slight but charming picture for the 'the great dynamical principle of modern his- in unison with the principal instrument in the recreation of an hour. “Our Boys" is very tory in Europe. • Time is the stage upon accompaniment. On the whole, Japanese muwell acted by every person in the cast, and is which the play is built, Mankind the actors ; sic is very similar to that of China. well mounted.
Truth and Error the action of the drama.'
Claudius thus presents “Error, injustice, etc.' New York is likely to be blessed with a
Gertrude 'Human belief and custom.' Their large amount of oratorio music this season, marriage indicates the corruption of Christi
From Abroad. and the true lovers of the art will be likely anity,' while Hamlet's father presents · Unato say, “ The more the better.” The “ Oradulterated Christianity prior to the second
OUR PARIS LETTER. century-ideal truth and justice.' The bultorio Society of New York,” under the diwarks of Error are Polonius, presenting 'Big
September 7, 1875. rection of Mr. Leopold Damrosch, and with
Na the noble coöperation of Theodore Thomas's
Riche, there is to be found an of orchestra, and Mr. Dudley Buck on the or- Voltimand, repression by force, persecu- the saving of Notre-Daine from the flames gan, will give a series, Mendelssohn's “Puu- tion (?);' Cornelius, · Hard-heartedness (?);' during the Commune. The abbé was charged lus" for the first, and the “Messiah" for the Rosencrantz, 'opposition of those who benefit by the court-martial with the painful task of second. Afterward a number of short choral
by abuses ; ' Guildenstern, 'Sophistry, casuis- preparing for death those of the insurgents who works from the old Italian and German mas
try, hypocrisy, evasion ;' Ophelia, ' Church;' were condemned to be shot on the 25th of May,
Laertes, ' historical continuity of authority, or- 1871. Among them was a young workman ters, and parts of Liszt's "Christus” (for the
thodox literature, conservatism ;' and Osric, who, on learning the fatal news, fell as though first time in America), will be offered. We
• Society and criticism.' On the other side is thunder-stricken against the wall; then, strikhave not yet learned what solo talent has
Hamlet, representing Progress.' With him ing his brow violently with his clinched fist, been secured, but can hardly expect it to are Francisco, Bernardo, Marcellus, 'typify- he cried, “I knew that such a deed would equal the orchestral and choral ability en- ing the end of dark ages, first movement of bring me ill luck!” Surprised at this exclalisted in the enterprise. It is a delightful the growth of knowledge (revival of learning), mation, which was uttered with an expression and encouraging fact to see New York tak- probably reading, criticism, inquiry, and print- of heart-rending sincerity, the abbé persuaded ing so deep an interest in oratorio, and we ing.' Horatio comes as the spirit of justice, the condemned man to confide his secret to
him. trust to record the deepening and strength independence, and scholarship, resulting from
above. Fortinbras is · Liberty ;'the first Clown " See here," he said, after hesitating for a ening of the taste in the future. No more
is an artistic double to Hamlet,' and the few moments, “I will confess every thing, but auspicious omen of the organic growth of
Ghost is the revival of Christianity.' The hasten to make use of what I shall tell you, real musical culture can be found than this.
interlude, it may be added, is the Reforma- for in an hour it will be too late. Yesterday
tion. We have shortened some of the explana- evening I carried to Notre-Dame myself two In the poorest of Mr. Boucicault's plays tions of the Key of Mercade, which is advanced barrels of powder and two cans of petroleum. he never fails to develop at least one good as ideal, but have endeavored to preserve the I placed the two barrels of powder in the pipes dramatic character. This is notably true of
Those who see any benefit to philoso- of the furnace, one on the upper part of the " The Flying Scud," a drama which in motive phy, science, or common-sense, in such spec- church and the other on the lower. As to the and story has nothing to commend it, but
ulations, will find abundance of similar matter petroleum, I put one can, not in the big chair
in the book. To us the whole is Midsum- where folks preach, but under another chair escapes entire condemnation by the very fine mer madness.'”
near the benches where folks sit, and the other delineation of Nat Gosling, the eccentric and
I placed amoug the wood-work under the organ. superannuated old jockey. Just now this
The last number of the transactions of the But I repeat, hasten to send to Notre-Dame to poor but turbulent play is temporarily re- German society for the study of the natural have all that taken away!” Then, interruptvived at Booth's Theatre, in order to afford history and ethnology of Eastern Asia, in ing himself, he asked, " What o'clock is it?" the New York public an opportunity of wit- Yokohama, gives an interesting account of “Half - past nine," answered the abbé, nessing Mr. George Belmore's excellent per. music in Japan. The Japanese musicians are looking at his watch. sonation of the part of the old jockey. Mr. usually divided into four classes : those who “The petroleum was to be set on fire beBelmore is an Eoglish actor who has made a
play religious music only, those who play sec- tween nine and ten o'clock." reputation in his own country as a finished
ular music, blind musicians, and female mu- Not an instant was to be lost. The conactor of eccentric parts. His Nat Gosling is
sicians. The inusicians who possess a theo- fessor at once informed the provost of the rev
retical knowledge of music, and even those elation that had just been made to him. A a remarkably close and truthful performance,
who know their notes, are very few in num- battalion of policemen started immediately subdued in tone, accurate to the minutest
ber; they are scattered all over the country, for Notre-Dame, taking with them the crimidetail in every accent, gesture, and facial ex- and belong only to the class of those who oc- nal, so that he might guide them in their pression, and never sacrificing truth or the oupy themselves with sacred music. Both the researches. Every thing that he had said was
true, and several chairs were already on fire, that celebrated woman is an interpreted fact, etc., have been disposed of at immense prices. but assistance had arrived in time. The flames slipped bebind M. de Balzac and fled from the All the bric-à-bric merchants of Paris and of were speedily extinguished, and the powder
Germany are ransacking Nancy for similar and petroleum were removed, The Abbé * Madame George Sand is a small lady of treasures, and are inviting, by advertisements Riche, moved by a truly Christian inspiration, a rather delicate aspect, about thirty years of and placards, all the inhabitants to bring out then took the provost aside.
age, having fine and abundant tresses and a their antique valuables. The St.-Charles Hos“You cannot,” he said, "shoot the man to very noble countenance. Her profile is of the pital possessed a series of vases in faience, the whom we owe the revelations that have saved
style that the French call Bourbonian. Her gift of King Stanislas to their pharmacy, and Notre-Dame. Remember that a few yards foot is irreducible and her hand improbable. used by the good nuns to contain ointments; from the cathedral stands the hospital of the A court of young artists followed her, and cel- before the exhibition no one thought much of Hôtel-Diou, crowded with invalids. Had No- brated men ranged themselves on either side them, and after its close a bric-à-brac merchant tre-Dame been blown up, what a horrible catas- to salute her. The warm pallor of her coun- offered two thousand dollars for the two printrophe would have ensued! This man must tenance brought out the lustre of her black cipal vases. One of his con frères offers one be pardoned." and sparkling eyes."
hundred dollars a piece for the two hundred A council was held, and the Abbé Riche Heavens and earth! how plain she is now, small vases belonging to the collection, and gained his point. The man's life was spared. that celebrated and fascinating woman, whose twenty thousand dollars for the set of large Jules Lecomte published in 1840 a work on heartless immorality has disgraced her sex
The Evangeliare of St.-Gauglin, Bishthe then celebrated authors of France. Here even more than her genius adorned it! Old, op of Toul, which belongs to the Cathedral is a sketch of Eugène Sue, then in the height | fat, and commonplace - looking, with a stiff of Nancy, is estimated by these enthusiasts as of his renown:
range of little false curls surmounting her being worth sixty thousand dollars. An M. Sue is a tall young man, and rather prominent forehcad, with deep indentations enormous valuation has been set upon the stout as well. He wears boot-heels some two
in her heavy cheeks, and with eyes sharp and Graduel which formerly belonged to the anor three inches high, and my informant tells keen as a ginlet-point, George Sand retains cient Chapter of St.-Dié. These prices have me that M. Sue is in despair because these not a vestige of the Cleopatra-like fascination thrown all possessors of antiquities in these heels are not red. He is a dandy in the full wherewith she won the hearts and blighted regions into a fever. The heirs of M. Charles signification of the word. He is pale and very the lives of Chopin and of De Musset. Such de Gouvain possess a livre d'heures in perfect dark, with abundant bair and beard, his nose women ought to die in their siren prime, not preservation, and closed with clasps most exis twisted to one side, and he carries a little live to grow old and stout and ordinary-look- quisitely and delicately worked. This treascare covered with precious stones. He is ing. She is very pious now, I hear, and very ure has caused quite a commotion among the quite wealthy, the paternal fortune amounting | domestic in her tastes. “When the devil was parties to which it belongs. One wishes to to twenty-five or thirty thousand francs of sick”-we all know that adage, and, I sup- keep it, a second to sell it, and a third wished revenue. In the winter he resides in Paris pose, it is pretty much the same with the to have it exhibited among the precious obon the Rue Caumartin. His furniture is ex- devil grown old.
jects collected at the Hôtel-de-Ville of Nancy. tremely splendid, of the styles of the Renais- The Revue des Deux Mondes for the 1st of But so many precautions and so many formalisance and Louis XV. It is said to have cost September contains the opening chapters of ties, so many keys and so much glass-case, over twenty thousand dollars.
His study is a new novel by Octave Feuillet, entitled “ A were exacted from the director of that exhibiin antique carved oak, ornamented on all Society Marriage.” It begins in graceful and tion, that he refused to have any thing to do sides with ancient bronzes, old Flemish pict- interesting fashion with the love-affairs of two with the priceless prayer-book. By a decision ures, and all sorts of arms and curiosities in
young people betrothed by the efforts of an of the court it is to be sold for the benefit of the severest taste. Antique colored glass of inveterate and amiable match-maker, one Ma- the heirs. It is to be brought to Paris by M. the fifteenth century only permits a sort of dame de la Veyle. The style is, as is usual | Renard, the oldest lawyer of the tribunal, who mysterious twilight to penetrate this apart- with this exquisitely graceful and charming engages to take personal charge of it, and to ment; it is hard to understand how M. Sue writer, at once sparkling and forcible. llere place it in the hands of M. Pillet, the celecan see to write or even to read amid these are one or two observations culled from the brated commissaire priseur, or estimator of anshadows, which have something religious pages at random:
tiquities, of the Hôtel Drouot. It is to be exabout them. His salon is all satin damask, “ Without being armed with very solid or hibited under his charge for a month in a gilded furniture, buhl furniture, marquetry in very elevated principles, Madame Fitz-Gerald i glass case under lock and key, and then to be copper, enamels, old tapestry hangings, Ja- possessed in the highest degree the religion sold at auction. If the object in question panese vases, and other ruinous fancies. The of ermines and of women of the world-a were a monster diamond instead of an ancient dining-room is in the transition style of horror of stains! Evil was for her not only manuscript, the owners thereof could not Louis XIII., but, by a caprice which seems evil, it was an impropriety."
make more fuss about it. like an infirmity in the host of these brilliant " Remember, dear child, that woman is It is doubtful, after all, whether we shall apartments, the same obscurity reigns every- made to endure, and man to be endured." have the pleasure of hearing Massé's muchwhere."
The second volume of the “ Memoirs of talked-of opera of “Paul and. Virginia” at It was at this time that Eugène Sue pur- Odilon Barrot" is to appear on the 1st of Oc- the Opéra Comique this winter, some difficulty posed writing the “ History of the French tober. The first volume has already reached on the question of salary having arisen beNavy.” Long before the publication of the its third edition. It will take two more to tween Mademoiselle Heilbron and the managefirst number, several fragments of it had ap- complete the work. The Bibliothèque Char- ment. It is the old story, so say the critics, peared in the Parisian reviews, and had been pentier is shortly to issue a complete edition an American tour having spoiled the lady for severely criticised. One day, when he had of the poetry of Théophile Gautier, which will Parisian prices. The Théâtre Lyrique is very just given a foretaste of his “ History of Jean include a number of unpublished poems. anxious to get possession of the work in quesBart,”' by a chapter à la Walter Scott, which Among the late publications of the Librairie tion, on which great hopes are founded. But had been printed in some literary collection, Hlustrée is comprised a reprint in fac-simile the Théâtre Lyrique is in the very odd posiM. Sue received a packet from Toulon, trans- of the number for September 4, 1870, of all tion of an opera with a director and a subvenmitted through the Ministry of the Navy. It the leading newspapers of France, and also a tion, but lacking a theatre. There is in this was formally unsealed, and within M. Sue reprint of the “ History of the Revolution of city of theatres not a single one available for found & gilt medal, on which was inscribed, 1870–71," by Jules Claretie. The almanacs the reconstructed organization. Two directors “ To M. Eugène Sue, from the French Navy for 1876 are already advertised; they comprise in face of this difficulty have already resigned in Gratitude.” Beneath this inscription was a a vast variety of styles and subjects. There without directing monarchs, like Louis tiny line, which looked like an ornamental is the literary almanac and the culinary alma- XVII., deposed before they had ever reigned. flourish. M. Sue showed this medal with great nac, the musical, the matrimonial, the histor- “Faust” is to be given at the Grand Opéra pride to forty of his friends, the forty - first ic, the prophetic, the epistolary, the facetious, to-morrow night at last. The rehearsals take discovered that the little line was really com- and the medical almanacs, und many others place every off-night, so the consumers of Pilposed of this conclusion, in almost impercept- that I have neither the space nor the patience sen beer at the café just behind the operaible letters, to the inscription, “ For his not to enumerate. They are not very expensive, house bave been treated to about fifty repetihaving written its history!"
varying in price from six to thirty cents a tions of " The Soldiers' Chorus" on every alHere is a picture of George Sand of those piece.
ternate evening, as in this warm weather the days as she appeared at the opera :
It appears that the recent exhibition of the windows are all left open during rehearsals. * At that moment the Baroness Dudevant antique treasures of Alsace and of Lorraine The cast of the opera is not at all strong. (George Sand) entered the foyer, leaning on has been the source of unheard-of fortunes to Faure will not be the Mephistopheles ; the tenor, the arm of M. Charles Didier. On seeing her, many of the exhibitors. Old hoards of bric- though young, is short, and fat, and vulgarAlfred de Musset, whose journey to Italy with là-brac, porcelain, illuminated manuscripts, looking, and Madame Carvalho will be the
only real artist of the whole. And she, alas ! will be far more than one grain of wheat in it. is ratber aged for the part of the girlish maid
, , en heroine. But the scenery, and the chorus, that Tom Taylor is also writing a play for the and the ballet, will be superb, especially in Haymarket. He is, however; and he is writ
NOTES. the scene of the Walpurgis Night, which is ing it especially for Miss Neilson. seldom or never given on the American stage. Both the Strand and Gaiety are closed
THE introductory notice of Sir John llawkLucy H. Hooper.
for redecoration. But, in a very few days, shaw's inaugural address before the Britthey'll be opened again, when Mr. Charles ish Association, which appeared in the JourMathews-who, though seventy-two, is as live- NAL of last week, closed with a reference to the
ly as a youth of twenty-will put in an appearOUR LONDON LETTER.
fact that the Egyptians probably had a kuowlance at the latter, and a new opéra-bouffe by edge of steel. We now return to the review What is said to be a hitherto unpublished two rising young playwrights, Messrs. F. Hay of this paper, selecting from the many facts sermon by Father Prout bas just been printed and F. W. Green, will be produced at the for- here collected such as will prove most interin a Cork paper. How characteristic it is!
esting to the reader, and best serve to illusHaving chosen for his text “ He that giveth to Mr. Henry Cromie, who must have Chau- trate the character of the whole address. As the poor lendeth to the Lord,” he goes on to cer's works at his fingers' ends, as it were, has in Egypt the art of building in stone had show that the real poor are“the clargy,” * and just undertaken another arduous task. Hav- reached the greatest perfection five thousand this is how the great Irish humorist winds ing completed, for the Chaucer Society, his years ago, so in Mesopotamia the art of build
“ List of Chaucer's Rhymes in the Canterbury ing with brick, the only available material in "Last Thursday was a week since Bartlemy
Tales," he has now set about compiling, for that country, was in an equally advanced state fair, and I wint down to buy a horse, for this
the same society, an index of all the names of some ten centuries later. The stability of this is a large parish an' mortification an' frettin' the places and people mentioned and the sub- ancient brickwork may be best proved by the have puffed me up, so that God help me it's jects dwelt on and alluded to in the tales in fact that the name of Nebuchadnezzar is as little able I am to answer all the sick calls to question.
common on the bricks of many modern towns say nothin' o stations, weddin's, and christenin's. Well! I bought the horse an' it cost
The queen of song, Madame Adelina Patti, in Persia as it was in Babylon, the old brick ine more than I expicted, so there I stood with
is coming among us again. She is on the point walls having been demolished simply to furout a penny in my pocket after I paid the deal- of landing, as I write, from Dieppe. Hard nish material for the modern structures. As iler. It rained cats and dogs, an' as I am so poor work is before her. At Bristol she has to lustrating the labor bestowed on these works, I can't afford a great-coat, I got wet to the skin i' less than no time. There ye were, scores o'
sing, at Brighton she has also to sing, and in it is said that the mound of Koyunjik alone ye i' the public houses with the winders up
London she has to lay the foundation-stone of contained fourteeu and one-half million tons that all the world might see ye a atein' an' a new throat and ear hospital.
of brick, representing the labor of ten thoudhrinkin' as if it was for a wager; an' there Two of our best-known authors have been sand men for twelve years! The palace of wasn't one o' ye had the grace to ask Father writing to the newspapers within the last few Sennacherib, which stood on the mound, was Prout ha' ye got a mouth i' yer face? An' there I might ha' stood i' the rain until this
days—Charles Reade and R. H. ·Horne, of probably the largest ever built by any one mon
farthing epic" fame. Mr. Horne rushes blissid hour (that is supposin' it had continued
arch. It contained more than two miles of rainin' until now) if I hadn't been picked up
into print to express his opinion that Captain walls, paneled with alabaster slabs. Herodoby Mr. Mun Roche o' kildinan--an honest Webb, the swimmer, should be made a knight; tus states that in the construction of one of gintleman an' an hospitable man I must say Mr. Reade does ditto in order to defend Colo- his palaces this monarch employed three huntho he is a Protestant. He took me home with him an' there to yer etarnal disgrace, ye
nel Baker, of indecent-assault infamy. Inci- dred and sixty thousand men. Passing from villains, I got as full as a tick-an' Mun Roche
dentally we learn from the latter's letter that these architectural wonders to those more inhad to send me home in his own carriage,
he is wont to keep a written record of crimi- timately related to engineering science, referwhich is an everlasting shame to all o' ye who nal cases, a disclosure which will not surprise ence is made to the extended system of irrigabelong to the true Church.
those of his readers who have perused his tion-works constructed by the Egyptians, Mes“ Now, I ask, which has carried out this
“Never too late to mend." tixt? Ye, who did not give me even a poor
opotamians, and other ancient people. Egypt tumbler o' punch at Bartlemy, or Mun Roche
I met Mr. B. L. Farjeon the other morning was probably far better irrigated in the days of who took me home an' filled me with the best as he was following Dr. Johnson's famous the Pharaohs than it is now, and as this could atsin' an'dhrinkin', an' sint me to my own example-taking“ a walk down Fleet Street." not have been accomplished without the aid house aftber that in his own iligant carriage ?
He had just, he told me in his ever-hearty of maps and surveys, it is evident that at that Who best fulfilled the Scriptur! Who lint to the Lord by givin' to the poor clargy?
way, returned from France, where an agree- day surveying and its kindred branches were “Remember a time will come when I must able surprise had awaited him. Happening to understood and practised. Lake Mæris, in give an account o ye! What can I say thin? go into a Paris bookseller's shop, he saw a Egypt, was an artificial reservoir made by one Won't I have to hang down my head in shame French translation that he wutted not of, of of the Pharaohs, and supplied by the flood
yer account? Pon my conscience, it wouln't much surprise me, unless ye greatly
his Christmas-story, “ The King of No-Land." waters of the Nile. It was one hundred and mind yer ways, if Mun Roche an' you won't
It was the last copy that dealer in books bad, fifty square miles in extent, and was retained have to change places on that occasion-he to but he had sold many copies, he went on; and by a bank or dam sixty yards wide and ten sit along side me, as a friend who had then he proceeded to expatiate on the merits feet high, which bank, though now in ruins, thrated the poor clargy well i' this world, and of the tale. The author of “Grif,” of course, can be traced for a distance of tbirteen miles. ye in a sartin place, which I won't particularly mintion now, except to hint that its precious
listened smilingly, but went away without While the greater number of the ancient calittle frost and snow ye'll have in it; but quite
either making his identity known or buying nals were made for purposes of irrigation, the revarse. However, it's never too late to
the volume. “ 'Twould have been a pity, you others served also for navigation. One of mind; an' I hope by this day week it's quite know, Williams,” he remarked, slyly, “to these was traced by Sir Henry Rawlinson another story I'll have to till o' ye all.”
have prevented somebody having the pleasure from Hit, on the Euphrates, to the Persian Mr. Arthur Sullivan, from whom we look of reading it."
Gulf, a distance of between four and five hunfor a really fine opera one of these days, is at
Mr. John Baldwin Buckstone, the veteran dred miles. A kindred subject of more direc: present basking under Italy's blue skies. But
author-actor, is one of the most forgetful of interest at the present time is that of drainhe is at work withal. He has an Italian piece
men; indeed, he is almost as absent-ininded as age. Twenty-three centuries ago the city of in hand.
Sydney Smith himself. A very characteristic Agrigentum possessed a system of sewers, Our late M. P. for Falmouth, Mr. Eastwick,
anecdote regarding him has just cropped up. It which, on account of their size, were deemed a great authority on Indian affairs, is just now
appears that some years ago, when Mr. B. was worthy of mention by Diodorus, and it was busily engaged in our Eastern empire in gath
in that smokiest of Scotch cities, Glasgow, his two centuries earlier than this that the wellering up materials for some hand-books on the
son introduced him to a Mr. Albert Smith, known Cloaca Maxima was built as part of the three presidencies, which Mr. Murray has com
a civil - engineer, as an old acquaintance. | drainage system of Rome. The palace-mounds missioned him to write. It is well that Mr.
“Don't you remember my friend Mr. Smith, of Nimroud and Babylon were built over great Eastwick has taken to the pen again, for,
you know ?"
" Smith - Smith!" muttered vaulted drains, as were also the brick mounds though an execrable speaker, he is an excel
the aged comedian; “I've heard that name be- of Chaldea. Following these statements are
fore." Lept writer.
“Why, father," said the son, “it's others of a like character, referring to the more
Mr. Albert Smith." Mr. Maddison Morton, the veteran author
“ Albert Smith-Albert familiar facts regarding the Roman roads, aqueof " Box and Cox," has chosen a strange title
Smith! Bless iny soul! do you say so? I ducts, etc., after noticing which, the writer enfor his forthcoming Haymarket comedy. It thought I hader-buried poor Albert-er- ters the departments of invention and applied
science. Extended reference is made to the will be called " Chaff," but doubtless there twelve years ago-er-in Kensal Green Ceme
steam-engine, weaving-machines, steamships, * Clergy.
WILL WILLIAMS. and electric telegraph. The following state