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mess, basing his work on a theory derived from Mote Mountain Mr. Inness's mind and brush covers without concealing the gracefully long thought and observation, uniformly, as appear most lovingly to dwell upon the great rounded contours of her form. The design our readers may remember, paints his skies | purple mass of the thunder-cloud, with its is charmingly composed, and is generally of a deeper color and in a lower key than van of silvery thunder-heads; and beneath conceded to be the sculptor's master-work. any other of our landscape-artists. Against this mass of darkness he has painted the Among the prehistoric relics is a sarcoph. this solemn gray-blue, or rather in the space cool wreaths of mist, forerunners of wind agus sculptured from a species of calcareit forms, he stretches out the level shoulders and rain, which scud along in a lower current ous stone, and recently discovered by Genof the great hills and the long, waving lines of air, and tangle and confuse themselves in eral Di Cesnola in his excavations in the old of their summits. The gorge of Tuckerman's the small clefts of the hills. A bright light tombs at Golgos. The sarcophagus is obRavine appears here far removed into the still rests on the base of the mountain, and long in form, and has a roof-shaped cover, picture, and sunk in great recesses of the air beyond it, stretching far down to the south with nondescript animals, in high - relief, that forbid the beholder to cousider it except ward and the Ossipee Hills, masses of pink sculptured upon the four corners. The side vastly remote and utterly beyond his access. cumulus are the outriders of this storm. is ornamented with a series of scenes repreNear the summit of the range, and veiling Mr. Inness has made another painting of senting, evidently, some of the old heroes of the long, flat line of upland beneath the main another day in Conway, for it seems to us inythology, listening to the music of graceful peaks of the range, pale snow glimmers from that these pictures may be better designated young women. The reverse suggests a sportout the vast hazy distance, while Thorn as“ days" here than as this or that particu ing scene, with archers and spearmen in conMountain, the “Ledges," and the familiar lar view, in which pale birches and the pale, flict with wild bulls and boars. The sculptnear peaks, afford full play for the rich, deep far-off Ossipee Hills sleep under bands of ured scenes are in low-relief, and, like the purples and porphyry tones Mr. Inness knows white, satiny clouds, and a sky whose blue is other objects discovered on the island of so well how to produce. In the foreground soft and sparkling with a silvery sheen. The Cyprus, represent the dawn rather than the again is spread his magnificent and subtile sky looks very high and far away, and the maturity of art. The ends are ornamented palette, and trees and meadow are massed whole atmosphere seems pervaded by the in the same style, but illustrate a chariotwith strong and well-characterized apprecia sense of warmth and peace. Like Corot's race, and a foot-traveler, carrying a staff and tion of their forms, stalwart or graceful, as woodland pictures, the row of birches in this bundle on his shoulder, and followed by a the groups contained maples, silver birches, painting seem more a feature of this senti dog. This sarcophagus was somewhat inor dark pines. But the glory of this pictment of light and quiet than to have been jured on its passage to this country, but it ure consists in the delicacy and spiritual se- painted for themselves only, and their deli has been skillfully repaired, and is as fresh renity of the mountains, which seem like a cate leaves and white stems quiver and gleam in appearance, no doubt, as when entombed great humanity raised ahove the imperfec- in the breeze, which is slight enough only to many centuries ago. The massive sarcophation and weakness of earth.
stir this aspen class of forest - trees.
gus-cover, in the shape of a mummyfied figAnother picture of almost equal beauty Inness is best known by the strength and ure, which came from Cyprus with the origiwith the one we have just described, and richness of his coloring, and by strong con nal Di Cesnola collection, now rests upon its very characteristic of another phase of Con trasts of light and shadow. His paintings case, which has just been received. The way scenery, represents the gathering of a each represent a sentiment or a passion, cover was discovered several years ago, but storm on the lower flanks of Mote Mountain. “Nature passed through the alembic of hu- the case was not brought to light until later This mountain, which is about four thousand manity,” as Emerson says. Yet his pictures and more thorough excavations were made. feet high, forms the western boundary of the are by no means ideal conceptions of Nature, General Di Cesnola, it is said, has recently Conway Valley, and stretches in a long ridge, and, were it not that the artistic instinct and discovered another and more elaborately. broken by several small peaks, from the vil the human feeling which dominate them sculptured sarcophagus in his researches, lage of Conway to near where the road passes were so much more impressive than their which represents a higher development of up toward the great Notch. Less interesting realistic forms, the beholder would suppose art than any thing beretofore recovered, and in shape than many of the other ranges of that he painted only for the pleasure of re it will be forwarded to the Museum in a short hills in this neighborhood, Mote Mountain producing a daguerreotype likeness of natu time. has remarkable beauty and variety of color ral objects.
In the collection of bass-reliefs there are when the great masses of rock that largely As we remarked, it is usually the strong six new objects with inscriptions, which, it is compose it expose their red and yellow and effeets of scenery by which Mr. Inness is thought, will prove of peculiar interest to purple surfaces over great areas, made deso most conspicuously known. But such paint: late by the burning of the woods along its ings as these silvery birch-trees show him to in form, and were intended for the ornamensides. Here are seen the last red clouds of be possessed of a much wider range of power tation of the fronts of the tombs in the ruins sunset, and above its ragged summit lingers and of sympathy, and, while he is at home of which they were found. They are of calthe last glow of the evening sky. On this with storm and shadow, the quiet reaches careous stone, and rude sculptures at the side of the valley, also, are collected great of peaceful landscape are as near him. best, but objects of interest as relics of premasses of cloud and the vapors that precede
historic times. Several other objects of this the mountain-storms, which, descending the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which character have also been received from Genupper ridges of the mountain, settle down was formally opened for the autumn and eral Di Cesnola ; but, as the trustees of the toward the valley below, and wrap its huge winter season of 1875–76 on the 1st of the Museum have no room at disposal for their shoulders in obscurity and gloom. Frequent present month, has received several impor proper exhibition, they will not be unpacked ly by day the farms and orchards that cover tant additions to its collection of prehistoric at present. its base are bathed in bright sunshine, while relies and objects of modern art. In sculpt In the department of modern art there the upper regions of the mountain are hidden ure, the chief example is a life-size marble are a series of the original copperplates of by dense and dark thunder-clouds, which roll group of “ Latona and her Children, Apollo Audubon's “Birds of America." They are about it in round masses dun as smoke. It and Diana,” by the late Mr. Rinehart. The neatly inclosed in frames, under glass, and is such a scene as this that Mr. Inness has design represents the goddess seated in a re were presented to the Museum by Mr. Wildepicted, and, while many another painter clining attitude, with her head bent forward, liam E. Dodge. Another elegant object of would have left it uncertain how vapory and and gazing with an expression of admiration art is an electrotype copy of the famous Milof what character the clouds might be, in and love upon her sleeping children. The ton Shield, the original of which was first exMr. Inness's painting the light and shade are infant Apollo lies on his back, and his breast hibited at the Paris International Exhibition a perfect tour de force, though pedantry of serves as a pillow for Diana's hend. The of 1867, and is now in the South Kensington means is one of the last motives that ever idea conveyed by the pose of the goddess is Museum. The design was by Ladeuil, and influence this artist. Ruskin, in his word that she fears for the safety of her children, the work was executed by the celebrated pictures of Turner, describes the appreciative and she bends over them as they sleep to firm of Messrs. Elk ton & Co., of Birmingrendering by him of the minute and local preserve them from real or imaginary harm. ham, England. Aside from the artistic beaufeatures of a landscape, and in his storm on The figure of Latona is draped, but it simply | ty of the design, the exquisite mechanical
execution of the work is worthy of the high ter. His studio was a museum of rare and lent basis for a gallery, which now, that it est praise. This rare object was lent 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 la
Music and the Drama. lected from the best private collections in mented artist lavished on the ornamentation New York. It is probably the most valu of his studio was unquestionably reflected in able collection of modern oil-paintings ever that of Vaini, though perhaps in a less de
THE opening of the French opéra-bouffe THE
season at the Lyceum Theatre drew.loopened 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 presented last year by the Soldene troupe recitation at a social gatbering 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'Archidec" 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 first 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-band 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 Healey. On the left side are full People do not expect to have 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 head 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 her 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 standcil the follies of modern female costume with understood and delineated. Chester Harding ard. Malle. Geoffroy's voice and method are vigor 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 room. 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, Felton, Sparks, Walker, 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 Castehis 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. j has so many good and bad features as Mr. , are simply attached to the plot like so many mestics at an inn (Malle. 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 national 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- i 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 a 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, be 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 an embassy to leave the coast clear. But he attitude and sleepingly debate the issue with
OUR PARIS LETTER. 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 Wa
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 Mariette 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 persect 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 50and 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 lady, 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 pleasM. de Qu'rcy, 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. Duparc, 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 Bees," "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 very serious views which he took
destroy Holland, was greatly to his credit, alof a farce. As a coarse satire in which the
of his own regal rights were occasionally rathcolors 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, its 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 which 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 extravagaut doings of the man.
the admiral to St. Petersburg as embassador.
“I think," writes the Emperor Napoleon to calculated to impress a miscellaneous public. But there are defects in the play that may Mr. Sullivan's Hamlet is monotonous and dull, prove fatal even to its chances of a popular bis brother, in 1807,
that it would not be
Petersbut his Richelieu is at least vivid, picturesque,
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 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
ious to send Verhuel away, I should prefer 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 hnd private reasons for changing
the functions of MM. Verhuel and Hogendorp. | terror triumphed over the lethargy, and en there merely, as the gentlemen dismissed the The first is a man of integrity and a good sol- | abled her to break its fetters. To the amaze carriage at the race-course, and returned to dier, but he has no administrative ability, and ment of the artist, the supposed corpse bound the hotel on foot. Another friend of mine, who is very disorderly in his expenses. There is ed from the bed, and, seizing a mass of the went to Spa to stay some time, found, on leaveven a reason of a domestic nature” (“ une rai- half-liquid plaster, she dashed it full in Pra- ing, that he had been charged with two extra son de conduite domestique")" which compels dier's face. The violent exertion did her good. rooms which he had tried to engage for his me to act thus,"
A profuse perspiration ensued, and Musette children but was unable to procure; nor would It is a well-known fact that Louis Napoleon, was saved. But the sculptor vainly tried to the landlady consent to deduct the price of the while multiplying portraits of Queen Hortense win her favor again. She never forgave him rooms from his bill, saying that, as he had put in every direction, studiously avoided any dis- for having nearly been the innocent cause of more persons in the rooms he had at first hired, play of that of King Louis, and indeed official her death by suffocation, even though he did it had come to the same thing in the end. mention of his royal papa was seldom or never actually save her life. She refused ever to set The credit of discovering and creating the made. Rochefort, in one of the earlier and foot in his studio again, and Pradier was forced beautiful watering-place of Trouville is divided more witty numbers of his famous Lanterne, to engage another model to complete his At- between Alexandre Dumas the elder, and a celmaliciously called attention to this fact, and alanta.
ebrated French marine-painter named Mozin. begged to be informed why the august Schneider is making an ado again among in the summer of 1825, M. Mozin, being in ther” of the emperor was persistently kept in authors and managers, after her usual irre- search of some new and good sea-views, quitted the background, while his august mother was pressible fashion. She was engaged to create Honfleur, and in his travels reached a shabby smiling in every style of portrait possible on La Boulangère a des Eous at the Variétés, as I little village on the sea-shore, the beauty of every side. Could it be that the striking dis- wrote you a few weeks ago, but she refused to whose site bewitched and charmed him. He similarity between the features of Napoleon sign any contract, and the other day, after ex lingered there for some weeks, and painted III. and those of the late King of Holland acting from the managers and MM. Meilhac several fine views which he sent to the next would have provoked remark? Certain it is and Halévy, and M. Offenbach, all sorts of im- | year's Salon. These pictures attracted the that a portrait of Admiral Verhuel is to be possible changes and alterations, she coolly notice of the public, and a sudden influx of seen in one of the public galleries in Holland walked out of the theatre, declaring, like a tourists to the heretofore unknown yillage was (I think at the Hague), and any one famil- spoiled child, “ If you don't do as I ask you, the result. The seal on the growin reputation iar with the long, narrow eyes, the attenuated I won't play.” Tired out with her whims, M. of the new watering-place was set by the elder. features, eagle nose, and stony composure of Bertrand, the director of the Variétés, took the Dumas, who wrote a short article about it, full visage of the late emperor, will be struck with troublesome lady at her word, and engaged of all the exquisite sparkle and witchery of the resemblance. The scandal may be false, Mademoiselle Aimée to fill her place. Now, be his style. On the publication of this article, a but, false or not, it is universally believed in it known that there is no rival in the profes- | retired notary of Paris hastened to the spot and Paris, even amid the partisans of the late em sion more disliked and dreaded by the bump entered into negotiation with the fishermen of peror.
tious Grande-Duchessé than is pretty, winning the coast for the purchase of their huts and A singular and melancholy mortuary relic Aimée ; so she forthwith came back to the little patches of ground. He had made arwas lately exhibited at a private soirée in Par- theatre, and declared that she would play. rangements for the expenditure of some two is. It is the handkerchief which the Emperor “You sha’n’t," quoth the manager. "I willi" thousand dollars in that way, when a cautious Maximilian of Mexico held in his hand at the vowed the lady. Thereupon she appealed to friend came along who dissuaded him from moment of his execution. It had evidently the law, and the lovers of theatrical gossip are thus spending so large a portion of his capital. belonged to the Empress Carlotta, as it is a on the qui vive respecting the case of Schnei To-day the ground for which he had negowoman's handkerchief of small size, of the der vs. Bertrand, which is shortly to come be tiated is worth twelve hundred thousand dolfinest cambric, bordered with Mechlin lace, fore the tribunals.
lars. and bearing the arms of the empress embroid A small but significant fact: M. Léon Say, There is a prospect that the new Hippoered in one corner. At the moment that he the Minister of Finance, has suppressed the drome will be opened on the 11th of Septemfell bis fingers closed convulsively upon the female figure representing the French Repub-ber. It is to contain ten thousand people, and handkerchief, which is spotted with the blood lic on the postage - stamps and coinage of the prices of the seats are to range from five that flowed from a wound in the wrist. This France. The competition for the new designs francs down to ten cents. A stream of water mournful token of conjugal affection and mis- for the postage - stamps closed yesterday. is to be introduced which can be shut off or guided and betrayed ambition belongs to Don Among the drawings submitted were several | turned on at will. The Theatre of the AmAndres de Valdejo-Arjona, a wealthy Mexican very amusing caricatures. One joker sent in bigu is to be reopened in the fall with a new gentleman.
an admirably - drawn figure of Punch, and company and a new director. The opening In the current number of the Revue Britan another a very elaborate drawing representing piece is to be a revival of the old melodrama nique M. d'Orcet gives some curious and here- M. Thiers in the garb of a Roman emperor. of "A Son of the Night.” Marie Delaporte tofore unknown details respecting a famous This new issue of stamps will occasion fresh was to have made her rentrée at the Théâtre du model who posed for the Atalanta of Pradier worries and expense to the ardent devotees of Gymnase in “Frou-Frou" this week, but the and the young girl in Gérôme's "Cock-Fight," that passion dignified by the nanie of philately sudden illness of the actor who was to have now in the gallery of the Luxembourg. She and otherwise known as postage-stamp-col- personated De Valreas has necessitated the was also the personage from whom Henri lecting. Does any one know all the symptoms postponement of the revival of this charming Murger drew his Musette. She was a thor and varieties of this mania; how valuable a comedy. The drama of " Jean-Nu-Pieds” has ough original, and, though she arrived in Par- complete set of the stamps used in the gov been withdrawn at the Vaudeville in favor of is young and illiterate peasant, she managed ernment departments of the United States are; the great summer success, "The Procès Veauto educate herself, even going so far as to study how there is a stamp used in the isle of Ré- radieux." Mademoiselle Jeanne Samary, the Latin. While posing for the Atalanta, she union whose value in Paris to a collector is lucky “first prize" of the Conservatoire, ceased one day to come at the accustomed one hundred francs (twenty dollars); how makes her début at the Comédie Française tohour, so Pradier went in search of her, and there is a regular exchange carried on once a night in the character of Dorine in the “ Tarfound her, as he thought, lying dead. An at week at the corner of the Champs-Elysées and tuffe" of Molière. Only four of the Parisian tack of brain-fever had struck her down, and the Rue de Marigny, etc., etc.? And can any theatres still remain closed-namely, the Amin a few days all was over, to all appearance. one suggest a remedy for this fever which is at bigu, the Renaissance, the Bouffes Parisiens, But this seeming death was only the rigidity once exhausting and expensive? We pause and the Odéon.
LUCY H. HOOPER. of an intense attack of catalepsy, and poor for a reply. Musette knew all that was passing around her. We hear a great deal about the extortions After the first shock was over, Pradier con of some of our American watering-places, but
OUR LONDON LETTER. cluded that he would take a cast from the the experience of a party of four American corpse. The modeling of the hands and feet gentlemen, who went down to the races at I KNEW that the works of your gave the poor patient no uneasiness, but it was Trouville recently, rather surpasses all that I gray bard," Walt Whitman, are very scarce far otherwise when it was a question of tak- ever heard of in the way of charges on our side over here, but I must confess I didn't know ing a cast from the head and chest. Even if of the water, even at Newport or Long Branch till the other day that they are valued so highcare had been taken to keep the mouth and in the height of the season. Four dollars | ly. “Leaves of Grass," at any rate, is evinostrils free, which in the case of an artist apiece was charged for a bed to sleep in, all dently much prized by bibliopoles, for, in one modeling a corpse was extremely improbable, four gentlemen being put into one room. The of our second-hand bookseller's catalogues, a the weight of the plaster on her chest would board, of course, was in proportion, and then copy of the first edition of it is priced at no infallibly suffocate her. So great was poor the carriage in which they drove to the races less than six guineas, and a copy of the second Musetto's fright that the very excess of her was set down at sixteen dollars for the drive edition at two guineas.
Within the last few weeks a most depress- | Norwich paper sued the editor of another Nor- | 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 Norwich paper) had 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." uary, and treats, as the prospectus has it, bounce." And le 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, Invention, Discovery. the Confessor," the other, “The Monument 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
ent day cannot fail to acknowledge 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 fine 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 snowWhat an energetic little man he is! How he Dilke has spent a good deal of time of late in enters into every movement
of his orchestra ! the Muscovite Empire (his father died there), shoes ; sledges and ice-boats ; tents of imIt 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 illusgiving 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, ly serviceable articles were to be found upon but unsympathetic; moreover, she is by no is picking up its lost 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. Macmillan. men. It is called “The Life of Mrs. Fletcher." I am very glad to see that Olive Logan has suggested by the physiologist as most nutri
tive and heat-producing. Mrs. Fletcher was the wife of an able Scottish | been doing her best to dispel one of the delubarrister, and, at the time "Auld Reekie" sions into which many of you New-Yorkers
Nor is it in the field of arctic explorawas 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. If 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 Millor once or twice when he was over here and rafts desired by the African explorer. mencement 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.jun. 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 naThompson, Mr. John 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, which 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-way, 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 ig- 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. Comprehending 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 any thing? May he be lord-chancellor?' On
"Died of a horse and cart;"
for his use two forms of sailing-craft, the
one a boat and the other a life-raft. which my husband repeated bis words with while this equally suggestive one is in the emphasis, “Yes, lord-chancellor, or any thing church-yard of Penrith :
The boat as here illustrated is, when put 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 ourselves bave among us not a few redacteurs
“Here snug in grave my wife doth lie; wisely be adopted for use nearer home. It is
Now she's at rest-and so am I!" 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