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chiefly for the doctorate. He received the higbest! The eminent Italian poet, Giovanni BERCHET, medical honors of his Alma Mater, with the warm- died near the first of January, Born, says the est approbation of the professors. By that rigid | Athenæum, at Milan, in 1788, he imbibed at an economy of time which through life distinguished early age that hatred of the rule of Austria him in all his pursuits, he found leisure, amidst which a few years afterwards inspired his multiplied cares and responsibilities, to become an muse. It was when the well-known political excellent satirist and Grecian, and to this he added events of 1821 forced him to leave his country, a knowledge of the French, German, and Italian that his active mind, fervently devoted to the languages. From his literary labors we might infer principles of rational liberty, burst forth in these that his chief excellence was in the promptitude powerful and touching strains which are to this and ability which he evinced in the preparation of day deeply graven on the heart of every Italian so many works of writers abroad, in translations patriot, and which, during the sanguinary contest for the American public. But this view of the of 1848, beguiled the weary march of the troops, case would hardly do justice to the stature of his and animated the combatants in the conflict. He mind, and his talents for original observation. was the first who bad the courage to forsake the Struggling with many difficulties and urged by old beaten track of insipid sonnet-making. His the necessities of a family, it became his impera poems stand alone, unrivalled in the novelty of tive duty to give his best efforts to those occasions their language and conception, and in the doble which might prove most available for his wants; spirit which pervades every line. Few Italians and hence we find him more busily employed in can repeat his Clarina, his Matilde, or the Hermit the promulgation of the doctrines and opinions of of Mont Cenis, without feeling strong emotion. others, than in recording the results of his imme- But by far the best of his productions, which undiate practical wisdom. His most labored effort fortunately are not numerous, are the Fantasie. is unquestionably his translation from the German The language and versification are beautiful and of the large work by Professor Meckel, on Human varied, and we strongly recommend all Italian Anatomy. In his admirable edition of Good's students to leave, with all due respect, Tasso and Study of Medicine, we notice more of the imme- Petrarch for a while, and read a page of Giovanni diate observer, and the man of extensive medical Berchet. This distinguished patriot-poet was for and physiological reading. This great treatise by some time member of the Sardinian parliament, the learned Good found in Dr. Doane a worthy and his loss is deeply mourned in all Italy, editor. His edition is enlarged by numerous notes by the cis-atlantic scholar, and as they em-/ The death of the younger of the celebrated brace the theoretical and practical views of the Misses BERRY, is mentioned in the London Times, physicians and writers of the United States, it She died, after a short illness, at the advanced has always held a conspicuous place among age of nearly eighty-eight, in the unimpaired vigor books referred to for the doctrines, in theory and of all her faculties. Her varied talents and inin practice, of a large number of the best origi- comparable amiability threw light and life around pal observers our country has occasion to boast the graver and loftier powers of her sister, and of. This contribution to the science of healing has their union, unbroken for an hour through the met with an extensive sale with the profession, greatest portion of a century, made them the and like other efforts of Dr. Doane in the depart. charm of the most brilliant circles in Europe ments of physical science, been productive of great Her sister, in her eighty-ninth year, equally unbenefit to the noble calling of which he was so faded in her great intellectual gifts, still lingers conspicuous a member.”

for a while on the scene.

R. A. DAVENPORT, an English writer, whose his- The Paris papers report the death, in that city, tories of America and India, and some of whose in his eighty-fifth year, of M. Louis BERTIN PA poems, were formerly well known, died in Cam- RANT, a painter on ivory and porcelain of great berwell, on the 21st of January, at the age of eminence. As early as the days of the First seventy-five. The attention of a police officer Consulship he was distinguished by Napoleon ; was attracted by moans issuing from Brunswick and his works on ivory executed by sovercign cottage, Park-street, the residence of the deceased. order during the Empire found their way as InHe broke into the front parlor, and found Mr. Da-perial gifts into the collections of various princes venport lying in the passage, nearly dead, with a of Europe. The Journal des Débats refers parbottle that had contained laudanum in his nand. ticularly to his Table representing the great geneA surgeon was sent for, but a few minutes after rals of antiquity, as having been presented by his arrival, he expired. Several bottles containing Louis the Eighteenth to the Prince Regent of laudanum were found in his bedroom, of which he England, and as being now u the possession of was in the habit of taking large quantities while Queen Victoria. writing. The house presented an extraordinary appearance; the rooms were literally crammed The Paris Journal des Débats reports the with books, manuscripts, pictures, ancient coins, death, in his fifty-fifth year, of M. BENJAMIN Land antiques of various descriptions. Mr. Daven-ROCHE, a translator into French of some of the port has resided in it more than eleven years, works of Shakspeare and of Byron, and an origiduring which time it had never been cleansed, and nal poet of some traditional reputation-having the books, beds, and furniture were rapidly de- been popularly known in early life for attempts caying, everything being covered with dust. which gave false promise of greatness. The windows were all broken the whole place presenting a most dilapidated appearance. Ver- / EĻGENE LEVESQUE, author of two volumes on dict was “ That the deceased died from inadver-the United States, and of a large work on the tently taking an overdose of opium.”

| State of Russia died in Paris, Jan. 4, aged 81.

Me Thomas Williams, a well-known and much | duke Stephen, of Austria, Major of the Transylrespected man of letters, for several years the vanian National Guard, he distinguished himself consul of the government of Venezuela, for New- eininently in the victorious battles at Szibo, BessYork, died suddenly, of disease of the heart, in tritz, and others; and afterwards he was nominatthis city, on the night of the second of February. ed Lieutenant-Colonel in the Active Army, and at We had known Mr. Williams a great many years, the same time charged by Bem with the command and shared in the general regard inspired by his of a portion of his division. His most heroic deed amiability, and the quiet bravery of his life, of was the battle of Ploki. Bem, at the head of a which many illustrations are known to his more very small but audacious band, arrived victorious intimate acquaintances. He was an Englishman, before Herrmannstadt, capital of the province; of good family, born in London in 1790, and edu- but there, surrounded and pressed by an overcated we believe at one of the great universities. powering number of enemies, he commissioned We have heard him say, that in early life he was Keményi to march to the frontier, and take up a as thin almost as Calvin Edson, but for the last reinforcement. He immediately undertook that fifteen or twenty years he was the most obese and march, pierced the lines of the enemy, drew on plethoric-looking person in New-York—a sort of the reinforcements, and a few days after, deliverLewis, or Lambert, of astonishing breadth and ro-ed that memorable battle in which, with 2,000 tundity. We must not enter into details respect- men and seven guns, he beat the whole Austrian ing his domestic life, but it may be mentioned that force, consisting of 15,000 men and thirty cannons, he was a party to a clandestine marriage, that his out of the field. By this victory he not only wife was an invalid for very many years, and that averted the destruction of Transylvania, which a he toiled with his pen incessantly to promote her day before still appeared inevitable, but he also happiness. He was best known as a translator, gave to Bem opportunity to establish that grand and gave to the press a vast number of the novels line of offensive operations which, in less than a of Dumas and other Frenchmen. He slept little, month, swept Transylvania clear of the enemy. and it was his habit to sit by his table, in his For the valor displayed in this decisive action, he chamber, from eight o'clock in the evening until was made Colonel, and received the order of valor, nearly morning, plying his pen with neatness and second class, having been decorated some time rapidity, and with an unusual command of good before with the same order of the third class. He English, though his style was sometimes defective took also a glorious part in all the important batin finish, and he never acquired much skill in tles of the summer campaign. He was one of punctuation. His original compositions, chiefly in those superior officers of the Transylvanian army magazines and newspapers, were very numerous, to whom Bem was mostly attached, and, possessand on a vast variety of subjects, indicating a rare ing his entire confidence, were steadfast till the last ly equalled mastery of curious intelligence. moment. On the termination of the war, although

proscribed, he lived for some time at his native COLONEL WOLFGANG Baron KEMENTI belonged place; but, searched for every where, he at last to the ancient family of Johan of Keményi, in for- was obliged to fly to England. After Kossuth's mer times sovereign of Transylvania. He was arrival in London he became president of the adborn in 1789, in Torda (Transylvania), and receiv- ministration of the Hungarian emigration. When ed his first education at the University of Nagy- he took the management, it was already in bad Enyor. At seventeen he entered the Austrian circumstances, but on the departure of Kossuth army. He commenced his military career in the he had to overcome greater difficulties, because times of Napoleon, and took an active part in the his solicitude extended itself not only to the emiFrench campaign from 1813 to 1815. After the grants residing in England, but to those who lantermination of the war, he still continued, during guished in France and Belgium. Notwithstanda few years, in the same regiment, when, tired of ing the loss of his estates by sequestration, he still the idle life in garrison, he left the army in 1824 possessed some pecuniary means, and assisted, as na captain. From that moment he retired to bis far as he could, his distressed countrymen; and estates at Torda, where soon after he married the during the short time of his administration, he was daughter of an Austrian general, and led, in this always acting, with paternal care, for the good retirement until 1834, the quiet life of an agricul- of his unhappy companions. Baron Keményi died turist. The complexion of the times did not per- suddenly in London, on Monday, the 5th of mit him to spend his whole time in solitude, and January, while listening to the reading of a letter being a patriot, he soon entered the political field, respecting the management of his committee, ad. became a zealous visitor of congress and the diets, dressed to the Daily Nevos, by Mr. Toulmin Smith. and one of the most decided adversaries of Aus- He was sixty-three years of age. tria. He next became a member of the Transylvanian Diet, and through his participation in the 1. HEBERT RODWELL, for many years known in discussions and struggles of that time, the storms musical and literary circles as a composer and of 1848 did not find him unprepared to brave author died in London early in January. He posthem. He was one of those, who the first declar: sessed considerable taste and feeling, and produced ed openly in favor of the unions question ; at Tor- ballads and concerted pieces of much sweetness. da, surrounded by Wallachian fanatics, he unfold. As a dramatic author, his efforts were principally ed the banner of union. When it became Kemén- confined to performances of a light and humorous yi's conviction that the crisis could not be re-cast, including burlesques and the openings of panmoved in a peaceable way, he drew again his tomimes. He produced two serial works of ficsword, and bis heroic exploits during the memor- tion, each of which had a fair success-Old Lonable winter campaign under Bem, in Transylva- don Bridge and The Memoirs of an Umbrella. nia, contributed highly to the glory of the Hunga. Some scenes from the latter were dramatized, and rian arms. Having been appointed, by the Arch- had a run at the Adelphi,

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GENERAL SIR FREDERIOK PHILIPSE ROBINSON, several passengers are described as having rushed G.C.B., Colonel of the thirty-ninth Regiment, died up with their clothes in flames. In twenty niiat Brighton on the 1st instant, in his eighty-eighth nutes all was over but the last cruel agony. So year. He was the oldest soldier in the British ar- rapid was the ravage, that it seems to have been my, having been within a month of seventy-five more like an explosion than the ordinary progress years in the service. He was a native of New- of fire. The alarm and despair were almost siYork, and a son of the well known royalist, Colonel multaneous. The number of persons destroyed in Beverly Robinson, whose name is associated with this most pitiable and frightful catastrophe was that of Andre in the treason of Benedict Arnold, 115, and among them was the accomplished auby a daughter of Frederick Philipse. He entered thor, Mr. Eliot WARBURTON. His career in literthe British army as an ensign, in February, 1777, ature had been unusually brief. It is only a few and for five years he was in the first American years since The Crescent and the Cross attracted war, and was present in the principal battles fought general applause; Hochelaga, or, The Conquest of during that period. Subsequently, in 1794, he Canada, followed soon after; and last year gave went to the West Indies, and shared in the cap- us his Memoirs of Horace Walpole, and the story ture of Martinique, St. Lucia, and Guadaloupe ; he of Darien, or, The Merchant Prince. Mr. Warburwas also at the storming of Fleur d’Epée and the ton had been deputed by the Atlantic and Pacific Heights of Palmiste. In 1812 Philipse Robinson Junction Company, to come to a friendly underjoined the army in the Peninsula. At the battle standing with the tribes of Indians who inbabit of Vittoria he commanded the brigade which car- the Isthmus of Darien. It was also the intention ried the village of Gamazza Mayo, without firing of Mr. Warburton to make himself perfectly acone shot. He also was present at the first and quainted with every part of these districts, and second assaults on San Sebastian, and was severely with whatever referred to their topographs, cliwounded at the second attack. He took part in mate, and resources, and be undoubtedly would the passage of the Bidassoa, the grand reconnais- have given the results of his visit in an interesting sance before Bayonne, the battle of the Nive (be and valuable work on the subject, if he had lived. ing there again severely wounded), in the blockade of Bayonne, and in the repulse of the sortie from FREDERIC Riccr, the composer, lately died in that place, when he succeeded to the command of the prime of life and talent. He was stricken by the fifth division of the army. In June, 1814, apoplexy in the post-carriage between Warsaw Major-General Robinson went to North America and St. Petersburg. Ricci was the author of in command of a brigade, and he led the forces many operas, more successful in Italy tban elseintended for the attack on Plattsburg, but received where, but whose names are well known to the orders to retire, after having forced the passage of musical public every where. The Prigioni d'Edthe Saranac. After the end of hostilities, he came imburgo is the most famous of his operas, among from Canada to this city to embark for England, which Rolla, Estella, and Griselda are not unand on his way stopped at the old family man- known. His Corrado d' Altamura failed in Paris sion where he was born-two or three miles above in 1844. He had recently produced at Venice I West Point-and as he walked through the house due Ritratti, an opera of which he composed both (now owned by Mr. Richard D. Arden), he is said words and music, and last May was summoned to to have “wept like a child." Soon after the con- Russia, under the especial patronage of Field clusion of the war he was appointed commander- Marshal Paskewitch, and saw before him the pri in-chief and provisional governor of the Upper mise of that brilliant career which the great wealth Provinces, which appointment he held until June, and cultivation of the Russian aristocracy secure 1816. He had received the gold medal with two to a few fortunate artists of every kind. On the clasps for Vittoria, San Sebastian, and the Nive. 2d December he wrote to the distinguished tenor,

Moriani, that, or the first time, fortune smiled The Rev. John Taylor Jones, D.D., of the upon him. He quotes from his own opera of RolBaptist Mission in Siam, died in Bangkok, on the la, of which the tenor part was written for Moria13th of September, 1851, after an illness of about ni—“A nameless stone shall cover my grave— one week. He was one of the best scholars and smiles at the thought; says that it will be his most uniformly successful translators in the mis- own fault if it is so, and within a few weeks reaches sionary service of the American churches. He had the scene of his anticipated triumphs, a corpse. been in Siam nearly twenty years, and, with the exception of the book of Genesis, had rendered Baron D'Oason, a distinguished oriental scholar the entire Bible into the Siamese language. He of Sweden, died at Stockholm early in January, was well known and much respected by the best at the age of seventy-two. He was of Armenian classes of the people of that country, and the king origin, and was born at Constantinople, November of Siam (who fluently speaks and writes English) 26, 1779. His father, Ignace Muradgi, the author of marked his sense of the public bereavement by a a work on Turkish history, was first dragoman of letter of condolence to his widow.

the Swedish embassy in that city. He was edu

cated at Paris, and among the manuscripts of the The English West Indian steam-ship Amazon, National Library, gathered the material for two left Southampton for a first voyage on Friday the works published in French, which gained him an 2d of January, and at a quarter before one o'clock enviable reputation. One was The Peoples of the on Sunday morning was discovered to be on fire; Caucasus, by Abdul-Cassim, the traveller; the other the flames had soon complete mastery of the The History of Mongolia, from Dachingis Khan vessel, and so swift was its destruction that many to Timour; the second appeared at the Hague in perished in their berths by suffocation, and many 1835. M. D'Ohson served bis country as ambasof those who, half naked, made their way to the sador for considerable periods at Vienna, Berlin, deck, were burnt in ascending the ladders, and / Paris, and London.

Mes. Harlowe, at the advanced age of eighty-1 MR. ACHESON MAXWELL died in London, near seven, expired at her lodgings at Gravesend, near the beginning of January, at the advanced age of London, on New-Year's-day. She was a very po- ninety-one. He was a very early friend of the pular actress in her time, principally attached to late Earl of Macartney, under whom he held vaDrury-Lane Theatre. Many years since she re- rious confidential employments at Madras, in the tired from the stage, and had since received a pen-memorable embassy to China, and at the Cape of sion from the Drury-Lane Fund, to which she was Good Hope. He also accompanied him in 1795, one of the original subscribers. Her annuity for the on a confidential mission to Louis XVIII., then first ten years amounted to £140 per annum, but residing at Verona. He afterward held for seversince was reduced to £112, the claimants on the al years a place in the office of the auditor of pubfund baving considerably increased. Mrs. Harlowe lic accounts, but in his last days he was in the was the last of the old school of actresses. I enjoyment of a pension.

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THERE are apt to be few novelties in this part gold blonde, intermingled with grapes—the back

1 of the season. The modes for the winter, part of the coiffure of a small point or half handwith no important variations, generally pre-kerchief of gold blonde, edged with gold fringe or vail until the beginning of the spring. Whatever passementerie. Time was, when a milliner would changes occur are likely to be found in details, or have made three separate head-dresses of materials in articles of comparatively slight importance. In composing the one here described; the feathers, our next we shall probably be able to present the the grapes, and the gold blonde would each have designs adopted by the fashionable worlds of Paris been separately employed, and it would have and London for the approaching warmer months. been deemed impossible to venture on their com

In the above group we have a white double-bination. But such is the change in taste, that this breasted waistcoat, high chemisette of lace, and col- head-dress is admitted to be one of the most belar of English embroidery; cap of silk stuff, forming coming productions of the season. A wreath, in the a calotte, trimmed with lace of Alençon point; and style called the guirlande pompadour, is composed ribbon for the wrist. At the top of the first trim of roses of several shades of pink, fastened on one ming is fastened a slight silk fringe under several side by a bow of azure-blue ribbon, lamé with bunches of silk or velvet ribbon. For indoors, silver-a bouquet of the same ribbon to fasten ur and for dress parties, the lace lappets are re- the jupe of the dress, of white moire antique, placed by ribbon like the bunches. A little ribbon | trimmed with blonde. A head-dress, in the style ornament is used round the gloves, fastened by a called the coiffure Itaücane, is of bows of ceruleau gold chain ; and the ribbon is confined to the wrist blue velvet mingled with strings of pearls: on by a small elastic cord.

each side, ends of blue velvet edged witi aiguilIn head-dresses, feathers form the most elegant lettes of pearls. Pearls and beads of other kinds, and fashionable coiffure for full evening dress. especially those of gold, silver, or coral, are very They should be mounted on a spring or wire, generally employed in ornamenting head-dresses. which passes over the upper part of the head, They are twisted with bows of ribbon or velvet, leaving the feathers to droop on each side. White and are arranged in loops at each side. Loops of ostrich feathers mounted in this style are fre- coral beads or of artificial Christmas berries, comquently tipped with gold or silver. An elegant bined with bouquets of scarlet geranium, have a fancy head-dress, is composed of feathers, blonde, pretty effect. Flowers are, as they always have and gold. On one side, a small tuft of white mar- been, and are likely to continue to be, the favorite abouts, intermingled with bunches of grapes in coiffures for ball costume. For young ladies, po gold; on the other, instead of feathers, puffs of other ornaments are admissible.

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In the first of the above figures we have an | corsage has a shawl berthe opening in a point in Opera Dress of white organdi; the skirt extreme- front of the bosom. The berthe is formed of three ly long and full, and with five flounces, each edged falls of tulle, each edged with a row of narrow with two rows of narrow lace set on a little full; blonde. The opening formed by the berthe in Sortie de Bal of white cashmere wadded through- front of the corsage is filled up by horizontal rows out, and lined with satin, couleur de rose, the form of blonde. The sleeves, which are extremely short, loose, with extremely wide sleeves, and trimmed are covered by falls of tulle, edged with rows of with velvet the same color as the lining. When blonde. The wreath on the head corresponds with the hood is not drawn over the head, the tasselled the bouquets. It is very light, with a bouquet on ends hang over it very gracefully, as in the cos- one side, where it is fixed, and is then twisted tume given, tying, and preserving the throat from round the plait, so as almost entirely to cover the cold in passing to or from the carriage. In the back part of the head-dress. On the arms, brace other figure is presented a walking dress of silver lets of gold and hair. Hand-bouquet of white and gray silk with a darker large plaid-skirt very red roses. full, and five flounces. Among Ball Dresses the Jewelry appears to be more in vogue than in Paris Modes describes a robe of white tulle, with recent vears. Pins are extremely fashionable, and three flounces, over a slip of white glacé—the are made in the Italian style, with large heads, and flounces each edged with a row of blonde of about pendent ornaments attached by small gold chains. a nail in width, and attached to the skirt on one Jewels, mounted for bandeaux or necklaces, are side by white roses, forming a sort of wreath at made to detach into separate portions, which may the upper part, one end of which is attached to be worn as bracelets, pins for the hair, &c. In the waist, and descends to the first or uppermost Paris a book has appeared on the laws of taste flounce, the roses being of graduated sizes, enlarg- applicable in the wearing of jewelry—a sort of ing from the waist downward. A bouquet of Ethics of Taste in Stones, or Institutes of Ornawhite roses is attached to the second flounce. The ment. It should by all means be translated

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