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for entering upon it by the following Be sure the fryingpan is quite clean; observation : “ Mem. You cannot when the fat is hot, break two or three make essence of anchovy half so cheap eggs into it; do not turn them, but, while as you can buy it."
they are frying, keep pouring some of the The following passage is rather
fat over them with a spoon :—when the too close an imitation of one of the
yolk just begins to look white, which it will
in about a couple of minutes, they are puff-directions in the Critic:
enough ;—the white must not lose its To a pint of the cleanest and strongest transparency, but the yolk be seen blushing rectified spirit, (sold by Rickards, Picca- through it :--if they are done nicely, they dilly,) add two drachms and a half of the will look as white and delicate as if they sweet oil of orange peel, (sold by Stewart, had been poached, take them up with a tin No. 11, Old Broad Street, near the Bank,) slice, drain the fat from them, trim them shake it up, &c.
neatly, and send them up with the bacon Obs. We do not offer this receipt as a round them. rival to Mr. Johnson's curaçoa—it is only The beauty of a poached egg, is for the proposed as an humble substitute for that yolk to be seen blushing through the white, incomparable liqueur.
—which should only be just sufficiently The Doctor proceeds to luxuriate hardened, to form a transparent veil for the upon made dishes, &c. ; in the course egg. of which he says,-" The sirloin of So much for the Cook's Oracle. beef I divide into three parts; I first The style is a piquant sauce to the have it nicely boned!” This is rather solid food of the instructions; and a suspicious way of having it at all. never recollect reading senMrs. Phillips's Irish stew has all the tences that relished so savourily. fascination of her country-women. The Doctor appears to have written In treating of shin of beef, the Doc- his work upon the back of a dripping tor gives us a proverb which we pan, with the point of his spit,never remember to have heard be very cook-like does he dish up his fore:
remarks. If we were to be cast away Of all the fowls of the air, commend me upon a desert island, and could only to the shin of beef,-for there's marrow for carry one book ashore, we should the master, meat for the mistress, gristles take care to secure the Cook’s Oracle; for the servants, and bones for the dogs. for, let victuals be ever so scarce,
On pounded cheese, the Doctor there are pages in that erudite book writes - The piquance of this but that are, as Congreve's Jeremy says,
Who tery-caseous relish,” &c. Is not this
« a feast for an emperor." a little over-done? The
could starve with such a larder of
passage, however, on the frying of eggs, makes reading? up for alí.
There may be some who loved, like me,
And were deceived.
Their souls for ever!
Else they had broken !
GLEANINGS FROM FOREIGN JOURNALS.
LAYBACH, a city whose name has ex. of this people does not record a single revocited so much interest to all Europe, is the lution or political storm, not even a temcapital of Carniola, and is situated in the porary interruption of the public tran. ancient Vindelician Illyria, where it was a quility: to them, therefore, Voltaire's replace of considerable importance. The mark' applies in its full force, “ Heureux ancients, who attributed its foundation to le peuple dont l'histoire est ennuyeuse !” Jason, called it Armona, the Austrians It is, perhaps, more remarkable, that perLaybach, and the Italians Lubiana ; which sons who have resided several years at names have been also given to the river Laybach do not remember to have heard that runs through the city in a longitudinal of a single criminal. Even the language direction, and divides it into two nearly itself has no expressions for many of those equal parts. Across it are three bridges, crimes which are so frequent in other parts all of them remarkable on account of the of Europe. In 1812, fifty years had numerous images of saints, and their pious elapsed since there had been an instance of symbols; and always crowded with persons a public execution ; nor were the people who resort to them to pay their devotions. acquainted with even so much as the forins Laybach contains, at the utmost, not more of the various instruments elsewhere emthan 20,000 inhabitants, who speak a di- ployed for the purposes of punishment. alect differing but little from the Croatian Owing to its situation, Laybach holds and the real Illyrian; but there are few of regular intercourse with Vienna, Venice, them who are not also acquainted with and Constantinople, with all of which it either German, Italian, or Romaic,—and has numerous connexions. The nearest not unfrequently with all these tongues. Illyrian cities are-Adelsberg, celebrated The long residence of the French among for the Zirknitz lake, whose waters are as them, has rendered them very familiar productive of fish, as its banks are of game likewise with that language, so that the and corn ;- Idria, known for its mines; people are in fact polyglotts: even the lower Krainburg, whose fine situation recals to classes possess those elements of informa- mind the most impressive features of Swiss tion which are not always to be found in landscape ; – the beautiful Trieste, that the universities and academies of other once rivalled Genoa in its palaces, and was countries, since, in addition to these dif- not inferior to any port of the main land ;ferent idioms, and the various Sclavonian lastly, the smiling Gonizza, that com. dialects, a knowledge of both Greek and mands the course of the delightful Isonzo, Latin is more general here, among all ranks, and whose more remote fields are irrigated than among people of education elsewhere. by the waters of the Trinaro. This is a
The streets of Laybach are broad, well. country replete with the reminiscences of built, and extremely clean. Several of the heroic history : it preserves the memory of public buildings are worthy the attention of Castor and Pollux, the first who are said the traveller, on account of their graceful to have navigated the Save; of the con. simplicity; nor will the exterisive provin. queror of the Golden Fleece, who here cial library fail to excite his curiosity. founded cities during his progress ; of
The Carniolians are of large stature, lapis, their first legislator ; of Diomede, powerful, and rather inclined to stoop; the first king of Tergeste (Trieste); and of they have mild, noble, and expressive Antenor, who penetrated farther, and setcountenances; and the females are tled on the banks of the Brenta, where he markable for their delicacy of skin and founded Padua. fresh complexions; but their mouths are Laybach is overlooked by a castle situ. far from beautiful, being but poorly fur. ated upon a beautiful hill, covered with the nished with teeth,—the want of which is finest plants, and commanding the city: very general among the inhabitants of the the country around is enriched with noble sub-alpine plains, and is attributed by them woods of beech and fir; and about three to the quality of the water they drink. quarters of a mile from the city flows They possess an extraordinary attachment the Save, upon which river, according to to finery, and a passion equally strong for tradition, the Argonauts first launched their dancing and theatrical amusements. Their vessel. national costume is really charming. With No country surpasses Carniola in natural respect to their moral qualities, it is almost treasures. It is impossible to form an idea impossible to find any people more amiable of the vast variety of its insects, and of its or perfect: sober, devout, hospitable, and vegetable productions, from the Flora and moderate in all his inclinations, the Carni- the Fauna Carniola; for although two vaolian has the reputation, among the East- luable works, they are very imperfect with Illyrian provinces, of being crafty, merely regard to modern discoveries. The skins because he is more civilized. The history of the foxes and bears of this district are
highly esteemed in commerce for their ex- their beds resemble coffins in shape and ditreme beauty ; game of every description mensions. Notwithstanding their vicinity is abundant; and the market of Laybach to, and their intercourse with, Venice, they is supplied, even to excess, with both salt are uncontaminated by any of its dissipa and fresh-water fish. Here are caught the tions, and particularly gambling; although largest crabs in Europe, or perhaps in the the French have now instructed them in world, being from ten to fifteen inches some games of hazard. The promenades long; and these, with a kind of land at Laybach are not remarkable for beauty, tortoise, are highly esteemed, and reckoned but the fine scenery of the environs renders great dainties.
The annals of ancient these less necessary than in other places. epicurisin inform us, that Lucullus had The noble woods of Leopold's-Ruhe are the delicate snails served up at his tables about a quarter of a league from the city ; sent from Illyria ; and even at present, the and a variety of other enchanting rural spots lumache Miriche constitute à favourite render the vicinity pre-eminently delightful. dish of the Venetian and Neapolitan gour- Rebell, a landscape-painter from Rome, is mands.
now employed in taking views of many of In proportion as the Carniolians are fa. the most picturesque and striking of these voured by nature, do they seem to neglect scenes. the conveniences and the luxuries of art. This city has produced some eminent When the French armies arrived here, they scholars and learned men :- the naturalists were obliged to order furniture from other Scopoli, Fabricius, Panzer, and Paikull, places, for the inhabitants were unac- were born here; as were also Baron Zois, quainted with most of the commonest one of the greatest mineralogists of the articles. The walls of their rooms are present day ; Pezncigger, the translator of only white-washed, or at most, are orna- several of the Greek poets; Wodnik, Ademented with some pattern, which is formed lung, and Grantz, the two latter of whom by means of the figure being cut out in a were very eminent philologists; and Kapiece of wood : this is placed to the sur. lister, the present librarian at Laybach, a face of the wall, and the colour then ap- man whose talents and information deserve plied. Even what articles of furniture they a wider field for their exertion. have, are neither elegant nor convenient:
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE, &c. Population of Naples. Cavalier Luca materially from the Pantograph, an instrudi Samueli Cagnazzi, the Author of an Es. ment hitherto used for that purpose; he has, say upon Population, states that in 1451, therefore, distinguished it by the name of under Alphonso I, the population of Na- •Apograph.' The drawings may be copied ples was 1,597,376, and went on increasing upon paper, copper, or any other subprogressively while the kingdom was under stance; and may be made either to the the Arragonian government, till the year same scale as the original, or magnified, or 1505. Under the Austrian dominion its reduced. numbers fell off, but they increased again, Russin. The Academy of the Sciences at and the population was gradually enlarged. St. Petersburgh has held a conference for In 1766, during the reign of Charles III, the purpose of inquiring what has been the inhabitants amounted to 3,953,098 ; done since 1815, towards investigating the in 1775, they were increased to 4,249,430, history of the Sclavonic nations, particularin 1791, to 4,925,381, and in 1804 to ly during the interval between the sixth 4,974,659. In his work this writer often and eleventh centuries; and to ascertain corrects the errors and mis-statements of what steps had been taken for discovering Malthus and other celebrated authors on their remains and monuments, whether of the science of political economy.
remote antiquity or of the middle ages. Copenhagen.— The Museum of Northern A. C. Lehrberg's Researches into the anAntiquities which was established at Co- cient History of Russia, published by the penhagen no longer ago than 1809, has so Academy in 1816, was allowed to be the increased since that period, that it now most solid and satisfactory historical work contains upwards of 6,000 articles, and is on the subject that has appeared. It has become one of the most extensive and va- been faithfully translated into Russian, by luable collections of the sort, in Europe. D. Jazykow, at the expence of the ChanThe discovery of pieces of antiquity is an- cellor, Count Romanzow, and enriched nounced, and the articles themselves are with an index, and Lehrberg's map of described, in the Antiquarian Annals, a Russia in the year 1462. Many excellent publication destined to this purpose. historical papers are to be found in the
Apograph. - Mr. Andrew Smith, a different journals published in this country, young man at the Ayr Stone manufactory, that deserve to be given to the world in a has invented a machine for making copies separate and less fugitive form. of drawings, differing in many respects The Melzi Library. The whole of the magnificent and celebrated collection be- rican armies the capture of the British longing to Count Melzi, of Milan, has been army at York-town his resignation of all lately purchased by Frank Hall Standish, his public trusts and lastly, his retireEsq. and will speedily be removed to this ment from public to private life and agricountry. Among other rarities of the fif- cultural occupations. This is acknowledged teenth century, is the Livii Historia, Spiræ by all connoisseurs who have seen it, to be 1470, printed upon vellum, with capitals one of the most felicitous productions of most exquisitely illuminated, -the only Canova's chisel. perfect copy known to exist; another is the Italian Literature. The fashion of Lucretius Brescia, Ferrandi. Mr. Dibdin publishing books annually under the title enumerates in the third volume of his De- of almanacks, so long and so extensively cameron, the valuable books printed upon prevalent in Germany, is now much in vellum belonging to this collection. vogue in Italy, where there now appear
Modern Grcek.-M. Jules David, son a great variety of these pocket-books, each of the celebrated French painter, after di- devoted to some particular subject. Many ligently studying the modern language of of these relate to the Theatre and Drama, Greece, during his residence in that coun- and give an account of the new pieces that try, has published the results of four years' are brought out on the Stage. One of these, application and observation, in a treatise, the Almanacco Teatrale has undertaken a entitled, Parallèle des Langues Grecques, series of descriptions and views of the vaAncienne et Moderne in which he la- rious theatres in Italy, which it has com. bours to prove that an acquaintance with menced with the celebrated La Scala, at the modern idion is indispensable to those Milan, altgether perhaps superior to any of who would fully comprehend all the force its numerous rivals. The pocket-book and beauty of Homer and the other ancient published by Villardi, of Milan, under the writers. He has compared the ancient and title of L'Ape delle Dame, is a species of modern idiom in a very ingenious manner, compendium of natural history illustrated and elucidates many things in the former with very elegant plates. La Tersicore that had before been very negligently and Milanese, another almanack by the same superficially treated of, or even not at all publisher, contains coloured plates of the noticed. Among these are, the theory of principal female-dancers at the theatre La the Syntclie and the Paratasis, the collo. Scala —But an almanack far superior to cation of words, and the structure of liy- any of its competitors, in taste, in the style pothetical sentences; on all which ques. and variety of its contents, and in its extions he has succeeded in throwing consi- ternal elegance, is a collection of anecdotes, derable light.
narratives, &c. entitled, L'Uomo in ConAntique Glass.-A cabinet has been versazione, ossia una Raccolta di Novellette, opened at the Studij at Naples, containing Facezic, Motti, &c.-Molini, of Florence, a collection of various specimens of this ma- has begun to publish a small edition of the terial found among the ruins of Pompeii most classical and popular writers of Italy, and Herculaneum. This valuable assem- in the economical and convenient form of blage of articles exhibits the greatest va. Walker's classics, and similarly embellishriety both in forms and colours, and proves ed with frontispieces and vignettes. The in the most satisfactory manner that the first of this series is the Decaincron, a most ancients were as well acquainted as oure elegant specimen of typography, for the selves with the manufactory of this material, text of which the most correct and esteemed whether for articles of use or those of mere editions have been followed. - Leoni, who decoration and luxury. There are a great has been so successful in his versions from number of very curious cinerary urns, most many of our best English anthors, lias now of which are inclosed in vessels of lead. completed six volumes of his translation of
Cunova's Statue of Washington-The Shakspeare. Pompeo Ferrario has been artist has represented W'ashirgton as writ. less fortunate in his attempt to bring ing his farewell address. He is seated in his countrymen acquainted with the Shakan ancient Roman chair, with his right leg speare
Germany, the powerful drawn up and his left carelessly extended; Schiller, for he has not cnly translated holding in one hand a pen and in the other him in pross, but in many instances has a scroll; at his feet lie the balon of a Field given the serse of the original very vagifeMarshal, and a sword like the ancient Ro. ly and inadequately, or else has totally man faulchion. The costume is also Roman, mistaken it.- Sonzogno, of Milan, has anthe head and neck bare, a close vest and nounced a most exter sive and voluminous braccæ, with a girdle round the waist, upon undertaking in a series of the Autowhich are displayed Medusa's head and biographies of eminent men of every age other classical emblems. The statue is of and nation, from Flavius Josephus down to white marble of the finest kind, as is like. Goethe; ard such was the zeal with which wise the pedestal, upon the sides of which he descanted upon the usefulness of such a are four bas-reliefs, commemorating the publication, and the success it must following important circumstances in the necessarily meet with from a
dis. lite of the hero, viz. his taking of the Amce cerning public, that Bettoni, another
celebrated Milanese publisher, immediately skip over moral reflections as unpalatannounced a similar project, to which he able and impertinent. — Of other relays a prior claim, having notified his in- cent productions, the principal ones are tention to commence such a work two years political pamphlets, but none of these are ago at Padua.- Professor Giovanni Gherar- distinguished by that depth of thought, dini, already known by his version of vigour of expression, and comprehensive Darwin's poem on the Loves of the Plants, acquaintance with the subject, necessary to and of Schlegel's Lectures on the Drama, secure thein an attention beyond that of the has now translated Sismondi's interesting passing day., Most of the journals are and elegant work under the title of Litte- continued, with the exception of the Conratura italiana idal Secolo decimo quarto stitucional, the editor of which has been fino al Secolo decimo nono.—The study of taken care of by the Constitutional Govern. the German language increases very fast in ment, into whose views he does not apthe North of Italy. In the two universities pear to have entered. The paper containof the Lombard Venetian Kingdom, and in ing a greater variety of information than its Lyceums and Gymnasiums, lectureships any other is the Universal ; yet its long thcahave been instituted for this purpose, and trical critiques are very prolix and insipid. the students have gratuitous access to the Among the monthly periodicals, the Relectures there delivered on the language and visor Politico y Literario, edited by Don literature of Germany. At Milan there are
Manuel Monso de Viado, displays the about 500 German students, 200 in the two
talent by which that writer has distinguishLyceuins, and 300 elsewhere; but the cole ed himself. Viado, who is a native of Aslective amount of the individuals in that city turia, was educated at the University of who are acquainted with German, and able Oviedo, where he was preparing himself to converse in, or read it, is not less than for the profession of the law, when the war 5,000.
breaking out against the French Republic Spanish Literature.- Don Juan de Dios determined him to prefer that of arms. In Gil de Lara, an officer in the Artillery, has 1305 he was appointed administrator genetranslated Moliere's comedy of L'Avure, ral of the crown tithes in the kingdom of which he has illustrated with explanatory Granada ; and on the invasion of the notes, but he has been by no means success- French the Junta of that province sent him full in preserving the ease, spirit, and co- as their deputy to Seville. By Joseph Buomic force of the original.-Don Antonio naparte he was appointed administrator of Savinon has been far happier in his ver- the estates of the crown in Jaen. He aftersion of Legouvé's interesting poem La Mort wards crossed the Pyrenees with the d'Alel, which he has rendered with both French, and remained some time in France. clegance and fidelity.—Another work on the Among the numerous works which he has list of translations from the French, is published, the most important one is a Louvet's notorious production, Faublas, translation of Robertson's America, with which D. S. A. Llorento las selected as critical and historical notes. This year the one worthy of being communicated to his list of journals has been increased by two countrymen. The reasoning by which he new ones El Christiano en la Sociedad, attempts to defend his choice of this work and, Lus Decadus Medico Quirurgicas: the is suspicious and unsatisfactory: he asserts, objects of the latter are: 1. To inform both that the popularity it has acquired among a professional men and the public in genenation so wise (salia) as the French arc, is ral of all discoveries, and of every thing a sufficient proof of its sterling merit; and relative to medicine and surgery, whether would fain prove that the work contains in Spain or elsewliere. 2. 20 give an inwithin itself an antidote against the immora. partial account of opposite theories, dizlity it appears to inculcate, in the moral re- cussions, &c. 3. To convey intelligence flections that are interspersed through itrespecting all endemic diseases ; or, 4. ex. But, unfortunately, moral reflections are traordinary cures, 5. Lastly, to communinot likely to make any great inpression cate miscellaneous queries and observaupon the reader of a voluptuous nar- tions, and to give lists and analyses of all rative, and at the same time the shock. medical publications appearing in Spain, ing catastrophe is so highly impro- and the more important foreign ones. - The bable, that any one may justly flatter Deaf and Dumb Institution at Madrid, liimself with being able to commit similar which is under the direction of Don Tiburirregularities, and indulge in the same vices, zio Hernandez and the Economical Sowithout incurring the like consequences. ciety, has had a public examination of its The tone and colouring of the work is not pupils, which proved very satisfactory, and that of a moralist, who would dissuade from excited much interest; yet the establishvice, which the author paints as charning, ment itself is not in a very flourishing con. and seems only to regret that it should be dition, in consequence of the exhausted unfortunate. In short, the moral reficc- state of its funds, and the want of due tions would be attended to only by such support from the public. It requires also persons as would not read Faublas, and a building better adapted to the purpose, Fuublas will be read only by those who and more spacious than the present one.