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wo large temples on the site of Ancient Latopolis, said to bave Þeen pulled down to erect stabling with, are standing to this day and being used as corn-niagazines which circumstance will ensure their preservation. Other edifices, which the writer in the Globe would bave us believe have fallen before the ruthless hand of Me bemet Ali, bave in fact been undermined by the overflowing of the' Nile, as may leadily have been scen by any one who visited I Ibe spot, and may as easily he believed by țhose who have not when they consider the extent to which the waters of the Nile frequently incndarę șhe surrounding country. Upon the whole we, ase deciaedly or opinion thal the Globe has nog made out a case against the ruler of Egypt.

Those splendid productions of Raphael, the Cartoons, have bad & most Darrow escape from destruction, owing to the carelessness of persons entrusted with the charge of narming the apartments in #bich they are kept. It appears that a portion of the bot-air tubes which pass bebind the wainscoatings, bad 'from some neglect become over-heated, the conseqnence of which was a part of the panelling ignited, fortunately, however, before the rooms were closed for the day, so that it was perceived and the alarm given before any in. jury was sustained. Had the accident taken place only one hour Jawr, there can be no doubi but that the whole of the noble colo lection could have fallen a sacritice, for there is nothing to protect tligm in any way. The London journals complaiq, and justly so, of the very little care taken of the Cartoons which are exposed to publie gaze : wabout covering, in a room where dust, damp and heataliernately prepon. derale? Why have these paintings no place in our national gallery? Why do they not reçeive the care aud attention which the first efforts of the first master so well deserve? Why have they no building Jor their reception such as should al once do honor to the painter, and the paintings? These are questiups asked, and rainly, by the literary journals al bome. They are questions which should have been put and answered hall a century ago, and would not have been asked now, had it been for the accident before mes joid. The fine arts, without doubt, have more friends bag some few years since, but our heads are still 100 full of puhuics, purtits, rulle


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roads, Leviathan: steamers, and Joint-Suck-Companies to give much allention to auch profilless things as pieces of painted canvass. We will, however, hope for better things; we already perceive the dau'r of brighter days: and the time may not be für distant when the studio will be a welcome reliel 10. tbe toils of the couming-house when the grey goose quill will be occasionally laid aside for the painter's brush,

of the many discoveries and improvements in science we know none more interesting or more important than the agency of electricity. and the application of atmospheric pressure to the purposes of railway communication. The former has been successfully brought into action as a powerful and cheap substitute for steam, as a very petsect and beautiful means of engraving, the most intricate designs and for the purpose of speedy telegraphic communications in all wea thers and at all times. Several experiments have been lately made with the atmospheric railway apparently with the most perfect success, AL trial on a new line of railway betweeu Shepherd's Bush and the Great Western Railroad, the loaded traius were propelled ay the rate of 36 miles per hour, and it was said ibat even a greater rclocily could be obtained. The object of this novel railway is to draw trains over billswbere locomotive eugines could cut work, and through which it has biļherto been usual 10 cut tcnuels, thereby suying a vasự vullay of capital 10 railway companies,

The formation and prosperity of a “London Professional Chosal Society” is another evidence of the progress of musical taste in England. The Exeter Hall Festivals laid the foundation of much spirited emulation in that very neglected. branch of vocal music, chorus singing. The zeul that has been awakened bas not sprung up amongst the great and the wealthy: it is the middle jauks uf life that we find coming forward to redeem our national character for musical taste. The time was, and that not long since either when a chorus singer was ouly expected to possess strength of lungs ; loudness constituted excellence, and the farther a vocalist could be heard the greater talent was he supposed to possess. Now, bowever, things are altered end public singers study the science of

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the roice. At the April meetings, of this young society, Haydna

were revived in a manber ibat reflected the highest credit on the performers

The most recent novelties in the Literary world at home are the following - The Wood Spiril, a noveli Who shall be Heir, Dovel. By Miss Ellen Pickering. The Election: a poem, The Fantasia, a poelic offering. By J. D. S. Hobson. Obøervations' on Bauks of Issue and Currency. By David Price. The Religion, Agriculture &c. of the Ancient Egypriats. by Sir Gardner Wilkinson. Outlines of China. A summer in Western Fiance. Edited by Frances Trollope. The Church in it's relation with Truth and the State. By Joseph Rathbone Esq. Selections from the despalebes of the Duke of Wellington. Lockari's Autient Spanish Ballads. Fellows' Latest Discoveries in Aurient Lycia. The Zincali, or an account of the Gypsies of Spain. By George Borrow Esq. Scraps from German Authors. By Sarah Austin. What is the meaning, of subscription. By the Rerd, C. N. Widehouse, Canon of Nors wich. Naximums and Specimenis 'of William Muggins. By c. Selby Esq. The Life and Literary remains of ļ.. E. L. By la, mun Blanchard, her Literary Executor: I bree years in Persia. By George Fowler Esg. Masterman Ready, or the Wreck of the Pacific. By Capt. Martyatt, Journal of a residence of two years and a half in Great Britain. By Jeehanjeer Nowrojee and Hir jeebhoy Merwanjee, of Bombay.


The brighiest star in memory's waste

Shines but to ligbt ont lears,
Casting a mournful radiance back,

On past and bappy years.
The heart where grief hash set its seal

Clinys to her dreamy light,
Şeeking a calır

, iņ bạried joys, To make the present bright. How vain the hope !-lo memory's cell,

'Those only find repose
Qerirhom no thought of treasures gone

Ils weigbt of sadness thruws.
To love that lives through hope's decay,

To the lone bwson's grief,
That mourus the lost, the changed, the dead,

Her light brings to relief.
For thonght looks darkly from ber cave,

And mom'ry's louin is seen,
Guarding like holy love the shrine

W'bere beánly once hath been.'
One low, sad voice for ever wear,

Puison's each song of mirile'
Aud weighs our burden'd spirits down,

Wiih iones iliai breallie of earth.

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$16,-İn sending you the fulle ring narrative, allow me 10 say that all the leading features are facts, and in no instance is there any deviation from strict Truth, excepe in points übere the validity. of the narrative is not concerned ond by si hich it cannot be affected. In detailing the conversations between the parties, I have avoided the style of expression in use among the lower orders of Irish, except in one or two instances where its omission would have been onpardonable.--I have done so, not in compliance with niy own feelings, but to satisfy the taste of the day which, while it toraciously swallows the vulgar cockneyism of England, scoffs at and detests the simple expressions which come from the benit of a poor Irishman, wbo is forced to speak language as uncongenial 10 his bature as it is foreign to his lipg. As I have been boin, edu cated ard have resided for many years in the vicinity of the scenes alluded to, my knowledge of the circumstances as well as of the language and habits of ihe Irish poor, with whom have been long conversani enuble me 10 vouch for the accuracy of the detáils related.

Colombo, June, 1841.



u The pse that mocketh at his father and despiseth 10 obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagler shall påt it."

“ Whoso robboth father or mother and sajib, it is no transgressiou, the same to the companion of the destroyer."


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The period at which the events about to be related in the folo; lowing narrative, had their origin, was burdened with trouble and alarm to the South of Ireland. The greatest distress had prevailed throughout the whole kingdom, but it fell with peculiar misery upon the peasantry of a country, at all times but ill provided with the

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