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Napus" of Linne, rape, or French turnip, which has been brought to Covent Garden by one person only, for more than twelve years, and sold chiefly to foreigners. It is much more delicate in favour than our common turnip, and is used in the same way. In Germany it enriches all their soups. It only requires scraping, as the outer skin orrind is thinner than that of the common turnip. Stewed in gravy, it forms a most excellent dish; and being white and of the shape of a carrot, it is very ornamental. This turnip will grow in poor, light, sandy soil, where it seldom exceeds the size of a man's thumb or middle finger: in rich soil it grows much larger, but is not so sweet. If sown in July or August it will be fit for the table in April or May; if in January or February, it will be mature in May and June.
The indefatigable Mr. Knight, in a paper of considerable -length, informs the Horticultural Society of his experiments and success in “producing new and early fruits," by "introducing the farina of one variety into the blossom of another." He seems to think, however, that this process, although it produces new varieties, oes not accelerate the ripening of the fruit. Trees springing from seed require a certain time before they can bear fruit; and this period cannot be shortened by any means: too rich a soil stimulates to preternatural exertion, and destroys the young
The pear requires from twelve to eighteen years; the apple from five to twelve or thirteen; the plumb and cherry, four or five; the vine, three or four; the raspberry, two; and the strawberry, if sown early, affords an abundant crop the succeding year. The author doubts the existence of vegetable mules.
Mr. Salisbury gives a very laboured description of the polyanthes tuberosa, or tuberose, accompanied with a drawing almost the size of nature. This is a very pleasing flower, rising from three to five feet high, and emitting a fragrant odour in the evening. In the East Indies, says Mr. Salisbury, it is called sandal matam, or intriguer of the night; and in Spain, the vara de San Josef. The latter is a mistake; it is known in Spain by the name of vara de Jesé. The tuberose may be cnltivated in this country; and if exposed to a considerable heat in summer, in light sandy earth, it is as easily preserved from the winter cold as the artichoke. Care must be taken to preserve it from much water or heavy rain. The roots are preserved during winter in very dry sand, and kept in cellars.
The eighth paper in this work is by Sir Joseph Banks, on "the Revival of an Obsolete Mode of managing Strawy.
berries,” by laying straw (whence their name) under the plants when their fruit begins to swell. The straw thus placed shades the roots from the sun, prevents evaporation, and preserves the berries from the mould raised by heavy rains. The advantages of this simple method are self-evident.
The ninth and tenth papers are by Mr. Knight "on raising new and early Varieties of the Potatoe,” and “on the Advantages of Grafting Walnut, Mulberry, and Chesnat Trees." The mode of raising potatoes is to prevent the growth of tuberous roots, and thus enable the early kind to form seed, which they would not otherwise do. This seed will consequently produce an early potatoe. The author succeeded in grafting walnut, mulberry, and chesnut trees "hy approach," so that the grafts bore fruit the third year after. This method is certainly very desirable for propagating mulberry trees, which require so many years before they bear fruit when planted in the usual manner.
The last article in this part is an "Account of some New Apples” raised in the garden of Mr. I. Swainson, Twickenham, by Mr. A. Biggs. This author appears to be a very honest and industrious gardener, who has been fortunate enough to raise apple-trees by cuttings. Mr. Biggs has also raised eight new varieties, of peculiar excellence: he enumerates above seventy different kinds, which he has cultivated in Mr. Swainson's garden.
The Second Part of the first volume of these transactions has appeared, and shall be noticed in our next. Of the merit of the work our readers can judge from the above abstracts. Its novelty and interest will, we hope, attract the attention of practical as well as amateur gardeners.
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pp. 54. Cawthorn; Cockspür-street. 1809. THE writer of this satire laments, in common with every friend to genius and literature, that the estimable author of the Baviad and Mæviad, a writer exceeded by no poet ancient or modern, in taste, talents, integrity, and every amiable quality of heart and mind, should have devoted his attention to subjects which prevent him from pursuing his satirical career, the beginuing of which was productive of so much advantage to the public,
We are happy, however, to find that so able a successor .
This satirist has made a bold and vigorous effort to stem
" Nor thee, translator of the tinsel song,
Nor teach the Lusian bard to copy Moore.”
- Health to immortal JEFFREY! once, in name,
* The reader who may wish for an explanation of this, may refer to.“ STRANGFORD's, CAMOENS," page 127, note to p. 56, or to the last page of the Edinburgh Review of STRANGFORD'S Camoens.
5. It is also to be remarked, that the things given to the public as Poems of "Camoens are no more to be found in the original Portuguese than in the Song of Solomon.”
But we dare not pursue this quotation; for although
“ Illustrious HOLLAND! hard would be his lot,
~ * Lord Holland has translated some specimens of Lope de Vega, inserted in his Life of the Author; both are bepraised by his disinterested guests.
of Certain it is, her ladyship is suspected of having displayed her matchless wit in the Edinburgh Review: however that may be, we know, from good authority, that the manuscripts are submitted to her perusal no doubt. for correction.”
Her ladyship's political associate, Lady Grenville, is said to have been as beneficially employed in displaying her matchless taste in . architecture, by directing and superintending the mugnificent and stupendous decorations, which the Speaker and his sapient committee of senators have thought proper to sanction, about the two Houses of Pacliament, to the equal edification and delight of all passengers, and especially of all architectural perambulators.---Rev.
The censure of the satirist is next directed against the tretched dramatists of the day, who bave really laughed Common Sense out of countenance, and put Comedy her: self to the blush. But who are to blame for this? Why truly the public, who can soberly tolerate the trash which the managers cram down their throats, but are base enough to applaud, they know not what nor why.
« Such we see her, ah! wherefore should we turn
Of wit, than puns; of humour, than grinace."
• With you, ye Druids ! rich in native lead,
« * Naldi and CATALANI require little notice --- for the visage of the one and the salary of the other will enable us long to recollect these amusing vagabonds; besides, we are still black and blue from the squeeze on the first night of the lady's appearance in trowsers. " + Melville's mantle,' a parody on Elijah's Mantle,' a poem. *This lovely little Jessic::, the daughter of the noted Jew
seems to be a follower of the Della Crusca school, and has