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Education in Italy. The Lancasterian Cicero.--The Abbé Peyron, Professor system has been introduced into many of of Oriental Languages at the University of the principal cities and towns of the Italian Turin, has found in a Ms. belonging to Peninsula, such as Naples, Milan, Brescia, the convent of St. Columbano at Bobbio, Valenza on the Po,
Rivoli, &c. and schools a town of Sardinia, several fragments of on this plan are now actually establishing the great Roman orator. They are partly at both Genoa and Rome. The Abbé portions of works already known, such as Cesola and M. Caupin have employed them the Oratio pro Scauro,' that pro M.M. selves in forming similar ones in the city Tullio, &c. Some of these have been preand environs of Nice. Nor has this me. viously brought to light by the labours of thod of instruction met with less encourage- Angelo Mai, but this manuscript is much ment at Florence, in which city is the more perfect and correct, so that the de“Florentine Institution," a very remarka- ficiencies and errors of the other can be supble establishment, being, in fact, a com- plied and altered from this. There is a bination of several schools. It is under considerable difference in the writing of the the immediate patronage of the Govern- two MSS. and also in their form, the one ment, and is superintended by Zuccagni being in two columns, the other in three. Orlandini, the first projector of the plan. Visconti.Various honours have been He is assisted by Boreini, Pierrotini, and paid to the memory of this distinguished Giuliani, young men who zealously cow Archæologist. Gherardo de Rossi has deoperate with him in a design so patriotic, livered an elôge upon him in the Academy and tending so greatly to ameliorate the of Antiquities at Rome. The Academicondition of their fellow citizens. This cians of St. Luke's have also testified their Institution does not confine its instructions to respect by holding a solemn meeting for the the mere elements of reading and writing; purpose of commemorating him. At the for in addition to the preparatory school, Academy of Bologna, Stroechi recited a there are teachers for elegant penmanship, very elegantly-written memoir of him, and arithmetic, drawing, geography, and pro- similar marks of attachment and regard fane and literary history. The pupils are have been paid to him in other cities ; but likewise taught universal grammar, and its among all the various memoirs which have application to their own idiom. They learn been composed on this erudite scholar and French, and are initiated into the higher antiquary, none is so elegant and satisfacdepartments of literature, and into physics tory as the biography drawn up by Labey, and natural history. For the accommodation which was written prior to most of the of pupils from a distance, a boarding others, and has been freely made use of in school has lately been opened in the vicinity them. It has lately been translated into of the Institute-Lo bu dha nga unia Italian.al la vida es denna Battirgis irom alli troduits in toearless sterli.
ABSTRACT OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. OUR foreign report for this month a circumstance of which there is now is almost a blank. The accounts from every thing to induce
the immediate the Greek and Turkish belligerents, expectation. The Emperor Alex- : are so vague and contradictory, that ander, whose personal disinclination it is utterly impossible to know to is understood to have formed the which to attach credit. In proof of principal obstacle to a declaration of this we may instance not only the war, aroused by the increasing crus actual life, but exceeding good health, elties of the Porte, has yielded, it is of the renowned Ali Pacha, who has said, to the unanimous decision of been so often unanimously put to his Senate on the subject. A manideath by all the papers in Europe. festo, however, on the part of Russia, It seems certain, however, that Prince' is spoken of, in which she formally reYpsiianti has left his army in disgust, nounces all territorial acquisition in as he has published a manifesto in consequence of the war, and expreswhich he denies to them even the' ses her wish to act solely in co-opename of soldiers, and denounces their ration with the other European powcowardice and their treachery to all ers. The Divan, we are told, alarmed posterity. Affairs will probably re- by these indications, has accepted the main in statu quo until some decisive proffered mediation of England. The step is taken by the Russian Cabinet, interchange of couriers between the
Courts of St. Petersburg and Vienna which turned out to be an inflammahas certainly become very frequent, tion in the bowels, assumed an alarmand even France is again assuming ing appearance. The best medical some military appearances. We shall, aid which London could afford, was probably, in our next, be enabled to immediately procured, but, we regret communicate something decisive on to say, without effect; after a week's the subject, but it is impossible not sufferings, during one period of which to remark, in the vacillation and un- some slight hopes were entertained, certainty of the different potentates, nature yielded to the obstinate sea the striking contrast between their verity of the complaint, and a suppolicy and that adopted by Napoleon: plement to the Gazette of August the while a legitimate Cabinet is sitting 8th, announced in the following terms, in council on the phraseology of a dea the fatal event, which there was but claration, he would have heen at the too much reason to anticipate. head of his armies on the hostile frona, Yesterday evening, at twenty-five mi. tier, announcing from some drum- nutes after ten o'clock, the Queen departed head for his desk, the extinction of this life, after a short, but painful illness, a dynasty! Let us hope, however, at Brandenburgh-house, Hammersmith. that an economy of human blood may The mournful intelligence was re-> be the result of these continued de ceived in London with very general liberations. The Portuguese Cortes sympathy, and the events to which it and their King have been exchanging has given rise have surrounded it great civilities, they complimenting it with a still more melancholy inte him upon his constitutional princi- rest. Whatever may have been, at ples, and he, with equal sincerity, no one time, the hopes of the Faculty, it doubt, assuring them in return, that appears that from the very com-, the association of such patriotic cha- mencement of the attack, the Queen racters for the preservation of his was herself impressed with the conkingdom has alone induced him again viction that its termination would to dignify his European metropolis by prove fatal. This presentiment, howhis royal residence! Credat Judæus ever, in no degree depressed a spirit Apella. His brother of Spain has which, in the many trying events of had a proof, more loud than deep, of her various life, so often proved its the encreasing affection of his sub- singular strength and elasticity. She jects, by the explosion of an infernal evinced throughout the most dignified machine in the streets of Madrid as fortitude, and
the writer of this heard he was passing through them. one of her physicians declare, that If our foreign report is meagre, our " often as he had attended
dying perchronicle of domestic occurrences sons, he never yet saw a death bed presents a different character; though exhibit so many striking and noble we confess we never were more puz- qualities."This is a testimony, zled than to know under what head, which, authentic as it is, is worth a whether of the Allegro or the Pens thousand of the manufactured růseroso, to classify its events. Death, mours of the daily press. There were Festivity, and Inquest should form the some very, affecting incidents contitles of our three domestic chapters. nected with her illness. When she But our readers shall have the dry found herself becoming alarmingly details, unaccompanied, as is our enfeebled she sent for Mariette Brun, custom, by an unnecessary comment. the sister of Demont, who had proved Indeed commentaries are sometimes so hostile to her before the House of dangerous. In the first place, then, Lords, and thus addressed her the Queen of England is no more « Mariette, I am dying--your sister her final earthly trial is past, and she has wronged me-grievously wrong. is at last in peace in the tomb of hered me-but tell her I forgive her;" ancestors. Most devoutly do we say, and then after a pause of a moment, in pace requiescat. In the beginning clasping her hands together, she reof the month, her Majesty had com- peated emphatically—“ Yes, I do plained of some slight indisposition forgive her. It will be seen by her at Drury Lane theatre; she was, Majesty's will, that she bequeathed however, able to sit out the play, to Mariette a very considerable lebut on her return home she was much gacy. It is said that in a long con. worse, and the next day her disorder, versation on the subject of her trial,
and its consequences, she expressed HER MAJESTY'S WILL. herself with much feeling upon the This is the last Will and Testament of empty nature of the triumph it had me, Caroline, Queen-Consort of the United obtained for her—“What?" said she, Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: “ what has popular opinion done for I revoke all former Wills. me? I have indeed the vain title of I constitute and appoint Stephen LushQueen, but none of its privileges-I ington, Doctor of laws, and Thomas; am, in reality, a private person."
Wilde, Esq. Barrister at law, trustees and There was, however, undoubtedly executors of this my Will
In execution of all powers given me a great portion of public sympathy, both expressed and felt for her, and by the Will of my late mother, Augusta,
Duchess of Brunswick-Lunenburgh, I apmuch of it continued even to the last. point, limit, give, devise, and bequeath to In proof of this an occurrence hap- my said trustees, all my right, title, and pened on the very day of her decease, interest under the said Will, and also, all which has singularly enough escaped the rest of my property, real and personal, the vigilance of the daily press. `In debts and effects, of whatsoever nature or the morning, the Richmond steam- kind soever, and wheresoever situate, upon hoat stopped near the embankment trust to receive and collect the same ; and, of the lawn at Brandenburgh House, when collected, convert into money, and and the passengers all kneeling down invest it at their discretion in the funds of upon the deck, sang two psalms--the the United Kingdom, or otherwise ; and, Queen heard the sounds, and raising the whole of the said
trust property to
upon further trust, to pay the principal of herself up, enquired from whence William Austin, who has been long under they proceeded-she was told it was my protection, on his attaining the age of from the people praying for her, and 21 years ; and, in the mean time, to pay a smile of pleasure for a moment dise the interest and proceeds of the same, or so placed the expression of pain upon much thereof as to them may seem meet, her countenance. In the evening, towards the maintenance and education of when the same boat was returning, the said Wm. Austin. And I do declare the same ceremony took place—but that my said trustees and executors shall the Queen was then insensible, and not be chargeable in respect of the default the sounds fell upon the ears of her of each other, or of any agent employed by household as they surrounded her them or either of them, but only for their death-hed. It is not, however, to defaults. I also give and bequeath to my
own respective receipts, acts, and wilful be denied, that by the advice which said executors, to be disposed of according she received, and followed during to their will and pleasure, all and every my the last months of her life, the Queen documents, manuscripts, papers, writings experienced much change in the po- and memoranda, wheresoever being at the pular sentiment towards her, and she time of my death. is said to have felt its force with bitter
CAROLINE, R. (Seal.) mortification on the day of her re Signed, sealed, and published, this 3rd pulse from the door of Westminster day of August, in the year 1821, at BranAbbey. If we were to express any
denburgh-house, in the presence of
H. BROUGHAM, opinion upon what led chiefly to this
Tuomas DENMAN, change, we would say it was her
HENRY HOLLAND, MD. message to the house of Commons,
Hood. declaring her fixed determination not to receive any pecuniary grant, 3rd day of August :
This is a Codicil to my Will, dated this unaccompanied by her complete re I give all my clothes, here and in Italy, cognition as Queen, and her sub- to Marietta Brun. I direct that a partisequent acceptance of the money, cular box, by me described, be sealed with the moment the bill passed through my seal, and delivered to Mr. Obicini, of without any such recognition. It is Coleman-street, merchant; and I acknowremarkable enough, and in corrobora- ledge that I owe him 4,3001. I wish that tion of the poignancy with which she Government would pay the 15,0001., the felt this change, that she has not even price of my house in South Audley-street. mentioned the name of Alderman
I desire to be buried in Brunswick. I leave Wood, in her Will, the person by ecutor; my landaulet to John Hieronymus.
my coach to Stephen Lushington, my exwhose instigation she is said to have
CAROLINE, R. returned to England. We subjoin
Witnesses, this interesting document with its Hood, T. DENMAN, Codicils.
H. BROUGHAM, HENRY HOLLAND, MD.
This is a Codicil to my last Will: lotte ; but from the fear that govern
I give to John Hieronymus and Marietta ment would oppose this, she has deBrun all my bed and table linen, which sired, in her will, that her remains has already been used. I give to Louis should be carried to her family mauBischi, the sum of 1,000l, and an annuity soleum, at Brunswick. We lament of 1502. per annum, payable half-yearly, I sincerely, to add, that, after much daughter, to the Cardinal Albano. The altercation between the executors, half-length picture of myself, to Lady Ann
some of her household, and his Maa Hamilton. "I give the picture of myself, jesty's ministers, the solemn ceremos which is a copy of that given to the city of nial of the funeral was interrupted by London, to my executor, Stephen Lushing- riot, and defiled by bloodshed. Mi. ton. There are two pictures remaining, of nisters directed that the royal ree which I bequeath to the Marquis Antaldi mains should be conveyed from the that which he shall choose, and the remain- metropolis, under the protection of ing one to William Austin. I give to the a' military escort, by a suburbani Viscount and Viscountess Hood, 500l. each route; her Majesty's partizans, howa I have already given to John Hieronymus one carriage : 1 also give him the other ever, insisted that the procession open carriage. I declare that my interest should pass through the city, and under my mother's Will is given to William receive those civic honours which Austin, as a specific legacy. I desire and the corporation had voted it in their direct that my body be not opened, and common council. This was the that three days after my death it be carried chief, if not the sole subject of conto Brunswick for interment, and that the troversy. Accordingly, on the day inscription upon my coffin be._." Here lies of the funeral, large assemblages took Caroline of Brunswick, the injured Queen place, and, after several altercations of England.”
over the royal corpse, which con · Signed in the presence of HENRY HOL- tinued from seven in the morning till LAND, MD., August 5, 1821. A Codicil to my last Will ::
two in the afternoon, the populace I give and bequeath to William Austin, succeeded in leading the procession all my plate and household furniture at through the city.
The triumph, Brandenburgh-house, and also all unused however, was not a bloodless one linen.
we regret to say, that during one of I direct my executors to make applican the conflicts, which took place near tion to his Majesty's Government to pay to Cumberland-gate, in Hyde Park, the them such sum of money as at the time of military fired, and two men were my decease I may have paid, or which they killed. If ever there was a place may be called to pay for the purchase of my where human passions should have house in South Audley-Street; and I give subsided, and human enmities have and bequeath sum of money, as my been appeased, surely it was in the said executors shall procure and obtain in that respect, unto them my said executors, presence of the awful relics of poor in trust for William Austin, according to mortality. Even in the course of the provisions of my Will: such sum to be the journey to the sea coast, there considered a specific legacy. And in case
was almost a scuffle over the dead the Government shall refuse to repay such body in a church!! The executors, sum, I direct my executors to sell my in- in the course of the night, affixed to terest in the said house, and also the furni- the lid of the coffin a plate, inscribed ture and things therein. And I give and with the sentence directed in the direct the proceeds thereof to be paid and Queen's will—this was displaced by applied to and for the use of the said the authorities, after a strong protest William Austin in like manner, as a specie from the former gentlemen. Accounts fic legacy; but in case the Government have been received of the arrival of shall repay the purchase-money of the said house, and in that case, the proceeds which the body and household, in the roads may be realised by the sale, are to fall into of Cuxhaven. Inquests are holding the general residue of my estate. Dated 7th on the two victims to this unhappy day of August, 1821.
altercation; and we have just heard, CAROLINE, R. that the verdict of one of the juries Witness, Henry U. THOMPSON, is, wilful murder against a LifeKensington.
Guard's-man unknown; the other It is understood, that during her inquest is still sitting, and from the confinement she expressed a wish in multitude of witnesses to be exathe first instance, to be buried at mined, is likely to continue so much Windsor beside the Princess Char- longer.
We have now to turn from this bly in Ireland, can have any idea of scene of woe, to one of joy and fes- what it is.-Upon his Majesty alighttivity. We announced long since, the ing from his carriage, he thus adintention of the sovereign to pay his dressed his convoy, from the entrance Irish metropolis a visit; and we of the Lodge have now to add, that he has executed that intention. He landed at Yeomanry I cannot express to you the
My Lords and Gentlemen, and my good Howth, on the 12th of August, her gratification I feel at the warm and kind ing his birth-day, and intended to reception I have met with on this day of have done so in private, in conse- my landing among my Irish subjects. I quence of the Queen's decease. But am obliged to you all. I am particularly privacy, in such a case, was impos- obliged by your escorting me to my very sible; the entire Irish coast was one door. I may not be able to express my scene of incessant observation from feelings as I wish. I have travelled far. the moment it was announced that I have made a long sea voyage_besides he was
upon the seas,” and on which, particular circumstances have oce his arrival, in the steam boat, to better at present not to speak. Upon those
curred, known to you all of which it is which, in consequence of unfavour. able winds, he transferred himself hearts to appreciate my feelings.
subjects I leave it to delicate and generous from the yacht, all Dublin literally This is one of the happiest days of my poured
forth its population to greet life. I have long wished to visit you my him. The enthusiasm of the people heart has always been Irish. From the appears to have amounted almost to day it first beat I have loved Ireland. This madness, and the King himself ap- day has shown me, that I am beloved by pears, as if infected by the occasion, my Irish subjects. Rank, station, honours, to have “ doffed ” the Sovereign ala are nothing ; but to feel that I live in the most altogether. He shook hands hearts of my Irish subjects is, to me, the cordially with the very lowest of the most exalted happiness.
I must now once more thank you for people, and is reported even to have shed tears! Be this as it may, we and do by me as I shall do by you drink
your kindness, and bid you farewell. Go certainly give the King full credit for my health in a bumper : I shall drink all the sincerity of his feelings. it was your'smin a bumper of good Irish whiskey. impossible, when the heart was upon the lips of 100,000 people, altogether His Majesty delivered this speech to have abjured the excitation. On with admirable grace, and with arlanding, he shook hands affectionate- dent emotions of strong feeling. The ly with Sir Benjamin Bloomfield, last few words were jocularly adand expressed great delight at the dressed to some of the lower class, enthusiasm of his reception. On en- who thronged round him with looks tering his carriage, he turned round and expressions of the strongest loyto the multitude, and holding out alty and affection. both his hands, exclaimed, in the After this his Majesty retired, and most emphatic manner_^ God bless the multitude dispersed. He has you-God bless you all.” The since made his public entry into whole procession insisted on attend- Dublin. The scene is represented as ing him to the Phænix Park, 'a dis- having been magnificent in the extance of nine miles, and there an in- treme, but the length to which we stance of very rare delicacy, on the have already gone admonishes us, part of such an assemblage, is re- that any adequate description of lated to have occurred. The people, these singular national festivities on arriving at the entrance to what would be impossible within the li. might have been considered his pri- mits which we prescribe for this are vate demesne, suddenly paused, as ticle. if unwilling to intrude any further, Before we conclude this notice, we which the King observing exclaimed, cannot omit a fine instance of prac-“Come on, my friends, come home tical wisdom, which variegated the with me-never mind the grass – mirth of an Irish gentleman upon the walk wherever you like.”—It was occasion. Perceiving Lord Londouquite unnecessary to repeat the invi- derry in the crowd, and fancying, tation; the whole assembly went from the characteristic complacency “ home” with him; and those only of his smile, that he must be in who have witnessed such an assem, rather a facile humour-he delibe