The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction eBook

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and misanthropies of a naturally wise and kind man, whose blood perhaps has been somewhat saddened by the united force of thinking and sickliness.  He wishes us all so well that he is angry at not finding us better.  His works occupy the best part of some book-shelves always before me, where they continually fill me with admiration for the author’s genius, and with regret for my petty mistakes about it.”—­Edinburgh Literary Journal.

J. SINCLAIR—­the signature of the venerable Sir John Sinclair, Bart., who has written and edited upwards of 25 useful works.

CAROLINE NORTON—­the Honourable Mrs. Norton, author of the “Sorrows of Rosalie,” the “Undying One,” &c., and grand-daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Sheridan.  This signature is from a superb portrait in a recent Number of the New Monthly Magazine:  a lovelier and more intellectual head and front we never beheld.

B.R.  HAYDON—­peculiarly characteristic of the writer’s style of painting—­large and bold.  Whoever has seen his Napoleon, just opened for exhibition, must, we think, acknowledge the above identity.  In our next Number we intend to notice the above triumph of art.

ALARIC A. WATTS—­an elegant hand, worthy of the editor of the most elegant of the Annuals:  this, however, is not Mr. Watts’s ordinary signature.

J. MONTGOMERY.—­This hand is far more redundant in ornament than one would have expected from so gentle and talented a Quaker; but the Quaker has been lost in the poet, as an old grey wall is concealed under a luxuriant mantling of ivy.  The autograph now engraved is copied from the signature attached to the original of his beautiful poem on Night, beginning—­“Night is the time for rest.”—­Edinburgh Literary Journ.

CH.  MAURICE DE TALLEYRAND—­whose life will hereafter be traced throughout a volume of the history of the last and present century.  His age is 77.  This signature is copied from the Frontispiece to the last edition to the Court and Camp of Bonaparte, in the Family Library, which is a fine portrait of Talleyrand, engraved by Finden, from a picture by Girard.

H. MACKENZIE—­author of the Man of Feeling, &c.  He died during the past year, in Edinburgh.

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Mr. R. Burford, the most successful panorama painter of his day, has lately completed a View of Hobart Town, Van Dieman’s Land, and the surrounding country, which he is now exhibiting in the Strand.  It is not, perhaps, the most striking picture this ingenious artist has produced, yet it is certainly one of the most interesting.  The embellishments of books of travels, the sketches of tourists, and the extravagant annual prints, have familiarized the stay-at-home reader with almost every city on the

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