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advance toward an understanding of them, it will yet of the book is by Dr. Colloff on Rembe a satisfaction to study them and to combine in
brandt's Life and Works, based on docucreasing knowledge with that inborn lore we devote
ments not used by former writers. The to them as tho cradle of Swiss freedom and nationality.”
Taschenbuch this year fully sustains its
repntation. KARL THEODOR VON KUESTNER gives -Great attention will be roused, espein his newly published Tierunddreissig cially in the Catholic Church, by a pamJahre meiner Theaterleitung (Thirty- phlet of which Prof. LEU, of Luzerne, is four Years of my Theatrical Management), the author, entitled Warnung vor Neuera pretty complete view of the condition of ungen und Uebertreibungen in der Kathe German stage, with an endless stock tholischen Kirche Deutschlands.
(A of anecdotes of actors and actresses. The Warning against Innovation and Extradifference between the mechanical and vagance in the Catholic Church of Gerscenic resources of the stage at the time many.) The author we hold to be the Mr. von Küstner began his career, is strik ablest Catholic writer in the German laning; but we do not find that dramatic art guage, as well as one of the soundest schohas advanced in any thing like the same lars in the Church. A great part of this proportion ; he himself admits that the pamphlet is occupied by local controveracting and singing of thirty years ago sies; but such is the keenness of the sawere about as good as those of the present tire, and the vigor of the reasoning, that day. And yet it would seem that the it interests, if it does not edify, even the disenormous sums which the governments tant Protestant reader. Prof. Leu is a of France and Germany spend in support decided ultramontane, and contends that of theatres ought to produce some im the attempt to separate the Church from provement. The French government gives the State, and under the pretence of renthe Grand Opera $120,000 a year, or dering it more independent, is an error more than a third of its whole expenses, and absurdity, especially in Germany at and to the Opera ('omique, the ()deon, the the present time. The bishops, who are Italian Opera, and the Theatre Français in the habit of declaiming against the Pro$10,000 each. The Prussian government testant governments under which they gives the Royal Theatre at Berlin $100,000 ive, are handled with great severity, as yearly; this establishment Mr. von Küstner contrary to the traditions and the interregards as the most perfect in the world, ests of the Church. The Jesuits are criemploying more persons and doing a more ticized for their insubordination to the varied and extensive business than any decrees of Rome, which they have maniother. In the little city of Mannheim, a fested on several recent occasions in Gerplace of 24,000 inhabitants, $10,000 is many. contributed to the theatre, the government -An excellent popular manual of aspaying a fifth and the municipal treasury tronomy is MEYER'S Die Erde in ihrem the remainder. This is, of course, in adl Verhältniss zum Fixsternhimmel, zur dition to what is received at the doors Sonne und zum Mond. (The Earth, in as the price of admission.
its relation to the Fixed Stars, to the Sun - complete account of the new way and Moon.) In no country has the popuof raising and multiplying fish, discovered larization of the natural sciences advanced and practised in France, is given in a with such admirable rapidity as in Gerwork by Dr. Hlaxo, published at Leipzic many since the appearance of Humboldt's under the title of Die Befruchtung und Cosmos. There are many works in regard Ausbrütung der Fischier auf Künsct to the various kingdoms of nature, which lichem Wege als eine der Nutzbringend- might very advantageously be rendered sten entdeckungen dargestellt. It is il into English, and the present is one of lustrated with engravings.
them. -The fifth volume of the present sc - We commend KLIPPEL's Deutsche ries of FREDERICK VON RALMER's flisto Lebens-und Characterbilder (Pictures of risches Taschenbuch contains a number German Life and character) to whomsoof interesting and valuable articles, first ever would read an agreeable collection of among which is one on the English in the biographies of men, most of whose names Indian Archipelago, and especially in Bor are strange to him. The author covers neo, by Dr. NEUMANN of Munich. Rau the last three centuries in the plan of his MER himself contributes an account of a work, and of course begins at the beginjourney to South America. Dr. SOLDAN ning in the first volume, which is now has an article on the Massacre of St. Bar- published. tholomew, which casts new light on that -We learn that Tauchnitz of Leipsic monstrous crime. The concluding article has published an edition of Mr. R. B.
Kimball's novel of St. Leger, or the Threads of Life, and that he has remitted a voluntary remuneration to the author, whose Romance of Student Life is about to be published by the same publisher. Tauchnitz has published editions of nearly every popular English author, and, unlike the Brussels and American piratical publishers, in all casés makes a remuneration to the author.
the growth of the arts which are not so called. The future uses of the Crystal Palace are not yet exactly determined upon; but agents are now in Europe to secure articles for another Exhibition, and it will, doubtless, become a permanent institution; that is as permanent as a bubble
glass ribbed with iron can be expected to be.
Music and Art are now suffering "a syncope and awful pause,” very natural to the excitement of the past season, for after such storms there must always come a calm. The Crystal Palace has fulfilled its mission and ceased to exhibit its wealth of artistic merchandise; the Opera artists have all deserted us to sing to the Cubans, the Mexicans, and the Peruvians, making discoveries and achieving victories that their great predecessors, Columbus and Cortez, never aspired to; Metropolitan Hall, the beautiful, the gilded cage that has held so many singing birds, has been burned down, and Jullien's grand bal paré has ended in smoke. Jullien himself has given his farewell concert, for the present, and gone South ; Sontag is concertizing in the backwoods somewhere among the mocking-birds ; even Powell's "great national painting” has been taken to New Orleans; our • resident artists” are quietly preparing for the next exhibition, and there is nothing left for our public but Uncle Tom's Cabin, which has a fascination beyond the reach of philosophy to account for. The genius of Meyerbeer and the united talent of the best opera troupe that has been heard in New-York, failed to fill one place of amusement with paying audiences, while Uncle Tom fills three of our theatres nightly and gives fortunes to their proprietors, thus reversing the old proverb, for “the Prophet” was without honor in a strange country, while Uncle Tom is not without profit at home. We have not the shadow of a misgiving as to the future of Art in this progressing country of ours; but, at present, there seems to be a determination by our enterprising countrymen not to put too fine a point upon it, for all our tends to a rather coarse development, and, instead of producing Sèvres vases and Gobelin tapestries, or operas and oratorios, we are rather ambitious to develope ourselves in the form of Pacific railroads and monster steamships. But these things call for artistic embellishments, and the fine arts will flourish all the more vigorously by
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compelled to live in an inconvenient and the United States, where every man plain house, if each one built separately. labors for his own individual comfort, and Our hotels are an indication of what might not for the glory of the state, or the ambi be done by the plan we have hinted at; tion of a monarch, offer the best evidences but, in the mean while, we are living and of the prosperity, the intelligence, and the learning at a very fast rate, and building, general taste of the people. It is in the like bees, better than we know. The exiprivate mansions which are built, orna gencies of our rapid growth, the sudden mented, and furnished to conform to the accumulations of large fortunes, and the tastes, the incomes, and the exigencies of instincts of our building architects, are their occupants, and not in the public daily manifesting themselves in some reedifices that we must look for the true markable examples of architectural ingedevelopement of the national taste. The nuity and external ornamentation, which case is different in other countries; eren put all precedent at defiance, and set at in England, the residences of the most naught established rules. New-York is noble and wealthy are of secondary im continually rising like a phenix from the portance when compared with the palaces ashes, and, at each revival with increased of the monarch, and the edifices appro elegance and splendor. The old economipriated to state uses. But, a traveller cal style of buildings, without a shadow from the old world sees at a glance, in of ornament, which succeeded the more landing in our city, that here every man imposing structures of ante-revolutionary is a monarch in his own right, and that times have nearly all disappeared, and palaces are built by the people for their scarcely a vestige of old New-York reown enjoyment and not for the comfort of mains. Stores and warehouses occupy à prince. Hence we have an iminense the sites of the houses in which the last number of very fine houses; which, in the generation lived, and the new city has aggregate, form streets of greater beauty risen up like enchantment telling of new than any city of the old world can boast times, a new people, new tastes, and new of, but no single building to be compared habits. The old houses in Broadway with the splendid triumphs of architecture were all of brick, and plain in their exwhich constitute the glory and attraction teriors beyond belief; and the cheapest of Paris. Splendors of architecture are “colony houses” of the present day, built not to be looked for here, excepting in the for the accommodation of poor emigrant shape of bridges and aqueducts, until we families, are elegant structures, externally, shall have been educated to the point of compared with the city residences of our discovering the superior advantages of a wealthiest families but few years since. combination of interests in our private Plain brick fronts have been succeeded by dwellings, to the present independent and dressed freestone and sculptured marble ; isolated style of construction ; when it plate glass has become universal, and shall be found that twenty or thirty lace window drapery has displaced the families may live in a palace by combining old chintz curtains which onco flaunted their means, in the construction of one their bright colors through small window capacious dwelling, while they would be
panes. VOL. III.-16
The introduction of pure Greek models into England and this country, produced some slight improvement on this plain brick style, and in houses of the best class exhibited designs similar in character to those in Bond and Great Jones streets. But the most elegant Grecian mansion in New-York is, without doubt, that in College Place, at the corner of Murraystreet. The Grecian style, however, is not easily adapted to modern uses, though
so than the Egyptian, which has been less successfully adopted by Mr. R. L. Stevens in his house in Barclaystreet. The semicircular Corinthian portico of the house in College Place has a bold and graceful appearance, being ascended by a hand
College Place and Murray-street. some flight of steps in front, to the old level of the College square that New-York can boast of, and ground, on which it is built. Although presents a solid, respectable, and cheerful two stories of architraved windows are aspect; while the interiors of some of not in strict accordance with a single the houses, for spaciousness and decoraGrecian order of columns, we should have tion, are not excelled by many in the preferred them to the mere slits between Fifth Avenue. pilasters which are made to serve for win About fifteen years ago, the white dows in this building. The conservatory marble colonnade r'ow in Lafayette Place to the right, and the dome upon the roof was pointed out as the most ornamental extend and raise the composition to a good block of that part of the city. In itself, proportion. The opposite view from Mur this Corinthian colonnade is undoubtedly ray-street, in which the portico appears of great beauty ; but it darkens the rooms, backed by the trees, is even more pictu is of expensive and not solid construction, resque than the one here given.
and assumes too much the character of a Twenty years ago, the houses in Waverley single public building. The balcony railPlace, forming the north side of Washing- ings ought not to have concealed the ton Square were among the finest private bases of the columns, but to have been dwellings in New-York. These somewhat placed between them, or else omitted. resemble the Philaclelphia style of build The Grecian taste, in which the above ing, being of the smoothest red brick, with buildings are crected, has within the last white marble porches, steps, and lintels; few years been succeeded and almost en—too violent a contrast of color. and made tirely superseded, both here and in Engworse by the ullition of green blinds, land, by the revival of the Italian style, instead of the Philadelphia white or brown of which the mansion in University Place, shades. But Waverley Place is still the at the corner of Tenth-street, is one of our most uniform and imposing side of a best-proportioned and most correct imita