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dent of all relation, nor argue that the utmost that could be done, has been donc of Miss Stephens, who, to parody the line judges of dramatic literature should be able for Zuma. The original tale is very simple. on Goldsmith, to express a simple advertisement intelli- The Peruvians are bound by an oath to

Sings like an Angel, but acts like poor Poll." gibly. We only quote their announcement destroy the entire generation of that person if the defect be in the author, he will do io express our wonder that a play so prodi- who reveals the virtues of the Quinquina, or well to reconsider nearly

all the imposing giously run after by crowded houses, should Jesuit’s bark, to their detested conquerors, situations in this part. The restoration of have been preposterously disinissed, as the Spaniards. A benevolent Viceroy at her child, as in the original, might add to appears from the bills of the ensuing night this period governs them: he has an the pathos of the denouement; and it would of performance, Thursday, which, as if amiable lady, and she has attached to her certainly be an improvement to remove the bent on giving the lie-circumstantial to Zuma, the wife of Mirvan, a person of .con- burning pile to the distance upon the stage, their immediate precursors, tell us, that, siderable rank among the native families, and shew it as far from the spectators as

“ On account of the raried succession The vice-queen languishes to death, and the perspective art of siene-painters can of novelties about to be brought forward, her Spanish attendants impute herma

accomplish. The usual advice from critics, the tragic play of the Bride of Abydos lady, as they do all the diseases with which to curtail, we leave to the author's own dismust be laid aside for the present." a tropical climate afflicts them, to American cretion; for though we should prefer some

What, Messieurs Commitee! lay aside poisons. Nothing can save her but the thing shorter, we are not prepared to say the play which produced an “ increasing bark; and Zuma, attempting to adıninister where to cut. and almost unprecedented demand for it secretly, is detected—the medicine is On the merits of Zuma we are better places”-not only overflows, but " great supposed to be poison--and she and her pleased to dilate. It stands on honourable overflows of the audiences,” and was to be husband, who confesses his complicity, are

grounds, without trick, and is at least “ repeated on every night!" -Surely, you condemned to the stake. The dread of in- honestly dull, if dull that can be called, do not well to banish so productive a piece, volving their child in their fate, prevents which, to an agreeable plot, and unaffected even for the “ varied succession of novel them from disclosing the justificatory se- dialogue, superadds admirable scenery, and ties" (novelties being in fact generally cret, and they are on the eve of being savaried, or they would not be novelties crificed, when the Vice Queen learns their the finest inusic; taken as a whole, which

we have heard this century! i.e. produced which is promised. 'Pon honour, you danger, and rushes to save her favourite since 1800, upon the English stage. The seem capriciously tired of “the nights of the Zuma.' This trait of attachment and hu- latter is indeed the chief matter to which Bride," so facetionsly written down as if your manity unlocks the bosoms of the Indians, we have to look in a work of this class ; honey-moon could not exceed twelve days; and they divulge, in return, the wonderfully and we have no hesitation in pronouncing, Fie, Gentlemen! it is seldom you get hold healing properties of the Tree of Llealth. Such that it is in the very best style—not withof a good thing, and it is wrong to aban- is Madame de Genlis' tale: Mr. Dibdin lias out scientific ornaments; but free from don it in this way.

To be sure you would called his imitation a Comic Opera, and, in that tawdry overloading, which fritters away not say the house was full when it was order to sustain the comique, has intro- the soul of melody in the dilemmas of exeempty-or perhaps instead of the ordinary duced a young Spaniard, in love with a Pecution. The first song by Braham (after a Opera-glass, you use Dolland's Multipliers, ruvian girl

, through whose agency the qua- clever overture, &c. by Bishop) is exquior possibly you get tipsy, a fine way of in- lities of the bark are discovered, !e las sitely sweet : he is giving his child as a creasing numbers to the eye—if not to the also thrown an air of duenna-ish ridicule hostage that Zuma will not betray the secret treasure-eye.

over the character of Beatrice, one of the of her country, and the words, so beautiAs this Theatre has furnished us with ladies of the court who suspects Zuma ; fully set, are these: nothing of novelty, except in the Bills, to has made the physician a little facetious ;

His dearest mother's joy, criticise, we shall not detain our readers imparted high-life humour to a few do

His anxious father's pride, with further remarks. If they want to find mestics, and created a negro servant as the

This pledge, our much-loved boy! that Miss Smithson is more attractive than Mungo of New Spain. This comic ma

We to your care confidc. Miss Kelly in the Inn-keeper's Daughter, chinery does not fit well, and the least fa

(To Zima.) or superior to Mrs. Davison in Lady Racket, vourable parts of the piece were those in Nor let a fear be felt by you, they inay read it in the puffs which these which it was introduced. Not even the For he is safe, while we are truc. impartial records contain.-A new Comedy graces of Liston's face could render his love

(To the Child.) is announced for Monday : It is called scenes entertaining ; and Blanchard (the Adicu! iny boy, adicu! · Castle of Glendower, and is from the negro, Cæsar) with all his talent, could Your mother's speaking charms pen of a Mr. Ryley, who is well known in hardly raise a laugh. Fawcett, as the phy- Reflected thius in you, ile Provinces as an erratic actor. He has sician, was the most effective; while Mrs. I press within my arms ! published no fewer than six volumes of his Davenport bustled exceedingly through the

His mother's dearest joy, &c. own Adventures, under the title of the unamiable character of Beatrice.

It is impossible to describe the touching Itinerant, and if his theatrical exhibition But even in reviewing this production as power of Braham's notes in this air. To an be as like real life, as his real life is like if it were a regular and bona fide tragedy or echo duet with Miss Stephens, of which he theatrical exhibition, it will at least have comedy, we acknowledge its superiority to is also the composer, it is equally out of the merit of being a picture of the manners inost of the things which the name of opera our power to do justice. Both perforiners of the age.

shrouds from criticism under the protection were excellent, and the harmonious treat

of contempt. In our opinion it deserves perfect in its kind. The third of the coups Covent Garden.—On Saturday the new this pre-eminency, for if there are some de- was a parody on the tou famous Marseillois opera, entitled Zuma, or the Tree of Health, fects, there are also many beauties. We will, Hymn; the words, if we are not mistaken, was produced at this theatre with effect however, disiniss the former first, in the are selected from a longer chanson of the and success. That we think the story hope that our counsel may be taken for a late Mr. Sheridan's, and the music is arbeautiful and interesting may be inferred few amendments, especially as we are the ranged by Braham. It had a prodigious from our having caused it to be translated foster-fathers, after a sort, of this talc, in effect, and was (though not without some into the Literary Gazette (Nos. 25, 26) on its English form. The scene in which the opposition to the second repetition) sung the first appearance of Madame de Genlis' escape of Picquillo (Liston) is effected by three times. The singer threw more approwork; and that it is susceptible of dramatic his mistress, Chinchilla, (Nirs. Garrick) is priate and spirited action into it than we application, we have the guarantee of the very clumsy; it ought either to be made ever saw him display upon the stage before: skill and experience of Mr. T. Dibdin. Yet inore probable, or altogether omitted. We had he varied it a little the second and third with all the merit of the groundwork, and are not sure but that we should attribute times it would have been better: semper with all the scenic knowledge of the author the abruptness and want of keeping in most idem has been whimsically, but aptly transof the play, it does not seem to us that the of Zuma's scenes, to the indiffereut acting lated worse and worse.

Mirvan's song, the songs

“ The Sun his bright beams may with-/ as a melo-drame in three acts, at one of the

race was short. He was arrested, and hold, love,” is pretty, and very Moore-ish minor Paris theatres, but failed. for Peru. Of the rest of the music, we ORATORIO.--DrunY LANE.-On Wed sent to a lunatic hos; ital.

There is nothing more respecting the should especially notice an air by Zuma nesday, Beethoven's fine Oratorio, the (Bishop), *. No voice endearing ;” a trio, Mount of Olives, was ably performed at attempt :gainst the life of the Duke of " While inirth without alloy ;

this Theatre ; and a fine Concerto on the Wellington, and it does appear to us of Chinchilla, in which Mrs. Garrrick Violoncello, by Lindley, at the end of the that far too little notice has been taken proved herself an acquisition to the theatre; first part, enhanced the charms of this of this atrocious deed. Time has been and, let us not forget our comic friends, treat. Miss Byrne sung, Angels ever when an insult to any ambassador Blanchard did the most for a Congo love bright and faír” most angelically. The would have rung through Europe; song, and Fawcett got an encore by his other vocal delights of the crening were whimsical delivery of the following, which too numerous for minute notice. Mrs. Sal- but here, when the very life was enwe copy as the best sample of the humor- mon, and Braham, were exquisite in the dangered of the Hero to whom Europe ous.

Duet“ Together let us range the fields;" owes, principally, her salvation, the

the lady alone in the Cavatina “ Tu ch'event excites little be ond the mere buz Learned men,

accendi questo core,” and Braham (accom- of the day. Is Britain so ungrateful, Now and then, Yield to very odd vagaries;

panied by Lindley) in “ See from the siAnd, though grave, lent grove Alexis flies.” Miss Corri greatly and the unequalled services of her Wel

or so forgetful of the matchless actions Still I have

distinguished herself in several pieces : we Whimsies of my own.

are confirmed in our opinion that she will lington, that there is not even one of Palpitations,

become one of the greatest ornaments to her representatives in Parliament, to Swect sensations,

our native musical world. Miss Byine mark her anxious love by some speSkip about my heart sike fairies.

sang

“ Savourncer Deelish” with inimi- cific notice ; were it but to ask a quesWho, viewing

table pathos, and was warmly, encored. tion on the subject ? Are we so enBeauty suing,

The house was crowded, and the entire
Can its power disown?
For learned men, &c.

selection went off with 'the utmost eclat. grossed with the fate of low men, that

We rejoice to notice that the Zauberflote is we have no feeling for the fate of the By surprise, announced for next Wednesday.

most exalted? We hold it a shame to Flora's eyes

the country that no course such as we Caught my fancy at Toledo ;

hare hinted at has been adopted.
When we wed

DIGEST OF POLITICS AND
Neighbours said,

A meeting has this week taken place “ Woat a charming pair !"

NEWS.

on a subject very interesting to huFlora scolding, Soon leholding

Accounts from Germany state that manity—the extinction of Mendicity in Nought to conquer me could she do, the Emperor of Austria is about to

the Metropolis. We trust the measures Took to crying,

resume the title of Emperor of Ger- adopted will be as successful as they I complying,

deserve; and consider it an auspicious Kissed tbe weeping fair.

many; that his eldest son will be For learned men, &c.

called King of Germany, and his bro-circumstance, that a Gentleman so

ther, the Archduke Charles, be appoint- intimately conversant with the subject, Flora died !

ed Grand-Marshal of the Empire. How I cried ! And I vow'd that I'd live single :

Bernadotte has ascended the Swedish was called on to preside. His aid in ParSome said, I throne-that throne which we should

liament, and his name out of it, will do With one eyc

have thought would be the last in Eu- much for the cause so zealously entered Cried, and laugh'd with t'other! Bit Lucetta,

into by the friends of their fellow crearope to receive a foreigner of ignoble

tures. Who knew better,

extraction, instead of its illustrious line Came, her sobs with mine to mingle; of kings. There seems to be little ac

It seems that the Duke of Clarence, Talked of Flora,

quaintance with the internal politics of having missed the Danish Princess, And wept o'er her, Till we wed each other.

Sweden among our periodical instruc- wished to marry an English Fortune For learned men,

&c.

tors, and we are not able to say whe. attached to the person of a Miss WykeWe now dismiss “song and music" with

ther there is any, or any powerful ham. The lady is said to be about one observation : several of the composi- party in that country, opposed to this 23, of very honourable descent, patertions are almost neat as imported, and though order of succession, and inclined to re- nally, and very fond of field sports

. We they are good, they are not new. store the ancient dynasty. The new understand, however, that this union

It is not very The scenery, we have said, is very beau- King has promulgated a declaration has also gone" off. tiful, and, indeed, Covent Garden has risen which is evidently at war with the facts decorous to see a prince so near the to so high a pitch in this department, and of his former life; but if it be true on throne, so often a rejected wooer. generally in costume, that whatever is got the main point, viz. that he is the ob

Sir James Macintosh has, we reup there may be expected to enjoy all the aids of perfect decoration. The performers ject of unanimous election to the peo-joice to see, taken up the subject of exerted themselves much, and besides those ple, it matters not whether he sought punishments for forgery. It could not we have mentioned, Mr. Abboti (the Vice- retirement or notoriety in his earlier be in better hands, and we trust his roy) and Miss Foote (his queen) deserve career.

exertions will be crowned by the erapraise for losing no credit in characters The only news from France, which zure of these bloody and ineffectual more elerated in real than in dramatic life. merits notice, is the condemnation of canons from our criminal code. We are inclined to believe that the opera Bruneau, the pretended Dauphin, to a

Mr. Bennet is also worthily pursuwill become more popular as it continues fine and seven years imprisonment; five ing the measure for putting an end to merits all the success which a production for his royal mania, and two for insult- climbing boys in chimney sweeping; a of its pretensions could anticipate. ing the court. Another person began the practice not only disgraceful to the hu

The same story was last week dramatised, I same game about the Tuileries, but his manity but to the Arts of this country.

1

VARIETIES.

in broad day-light, the sun shining at the Sunday, 22—Thermometer from 34 to 39. time in great splendour, in a cloudless sky.

Barometer from 29, 47 to 29, 19. Both the form of the meteor, and its ver

Wind S. E. and E. 1.- Quite overcast till A new Comet was discovered at Marseilles tical course, seemed to indicate a fall of about ten, when it began to rain, which soon on the 26th of January last, in the constel- matter from the atmosphere.—The same

became sleet, and by twelve it snowed. Snow lation Cygnus. The astronomers of Paris meteor was seen at Swattham in Norfolk, full an inch deer hy the evening.*, received notice of it on the 21st of January, at the same hour.–Cambridge Chronicle.

Rain fallen, 125 of an inch. but they have not yet been able to see it.

Monday, 23—Thermometer from 30 to 42. The presence of the Moon in the horizon,

Barometer from 29, 90 to 30, 0. clouds, and rainy weather, have rendered LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

Wind S. W. and S. 1.-Snow this morning their attempts fruitless. The weather is

full two inches deep : every tree and hedge corather more favourable at Marseilles. M.

vered with it. Sun shone very warm till about Blanpain has addressed to the Bureau of We understand that a Life of the late Right three in the afternoon, whea it becaine overcast, Longitude an account of several observa- Honorable John Philpot Curran, Master of and blew a hurricane in the evening, which made

me revert to the Original Poetry of The Storm, tions of this comet, which he made between the Rolls in Ireland, is about to be pub in No. 47 of this work.

lished by his son, W. H. Curran, Esq. of observations of M. Blanpain embrace only ble materials which have been foiind among the 4th and 18th of January inclusive. The the Irish bar. The large quantity of valua- Tresday, 24— Thermometer from, 30 to 42.

, to 30, 05. a very small are of its course. In the mean

Wind W. and W. by S.-Generally clear till time, M. Nichollet has deduced from it a the papers of this celebrated man, his cor

noon, wben much I came over, and the erenparabolic orbit, which only a first and respondence with public leaders, communi- ing became wet and boisterous. very imperfect approximation, but which cations with friends from his commence

Rain fallen, with melted snow, 975 of an inch. inay serve to find the position of the comet, minent objects of a genius of singular I'ednesday, 23— Thermometer from 34 to.54:

ment in life, and original papers, thc pro- Waters ran rapidly. Marshes overflowed. for some time, to within a few minutes. The result of his calculations is, that it will variousness, activity and splendour, pro

Barometer from 29, 76 to 29, 66.

Wind S. W. 3 and 4 in gusts.-Generally fine pass its point of nearest approach to the mise to make this work an admirable conSun on the 3d of March, at 11 hours 15 tribution to the literature of the age, as with heavy clouds of The Thermometer

was nearly as high on the 26th of January, and minutes mean time, coinputed from mid- they make it the only sanctioned and aunight, at the Observatory of Paris. This thentic record of one of the most eminent as high on the 15th. The snow of Sunday quite comet presents nothing interesting in its and gifted minds of his country.

gone this morning.

Rain fallen, 075 of an inch. physical phænomena. On the first days of Captain BLAQUIRE, anthor of Letters

Latitude 51. 37.32 N. January it resembled a little nebulous from the Mediterranean, has in the press,

Longitude 3.51 W. speck, without any determinate form, and and will speedily publish, A Narratire of a Edmonton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS. emitting a very feeble light. On the 18th Voyage to Algiers, and Residence in that it appeared sensibly to auginent in apparent Capital, by. Signor PANANTI, a distin- Eye the bleak heaven, and next the glistening

The bleating kind size and brilliancy, showing the commence- guished Italian poet, who resided several earth, ment of a body, but without any tracc of a years in England, and who was made pri- With looks of dumb despair ; tail.–French Paper.

soner hy the Algerincs, on his return to his Now, shepherds, to your helpless charge be kind. A MIRACULOUS cure, which can alone native country, but shortly after released,

THOMSON, B.4.1. 322. be attributed to nature, has recently been through the intercession of the Consuls. witnessed in the Hotel-des-Invalides. An fied in hearing that the Memoirs of the cele

The Literary world will be highly grati- TO CORRESPONDENTS. artilleryman, 52 years of come blind, was received into the Hos

age, having be-
brated John Evelyn, Esq. Author of acknowledging communications.

Veritas complains of our neglect in not

Where pital about seven months ago. This man been for a long time preparing for publica- turn the requisite ansuera; but were re.co

“ SYLVA” and various other Works, have addresses are sent we are nerer slow to rehas most unexpectedly recovered his sight, tion, by William BRAY, Esq. Fellow and make a practice of printing replies to all without the assistance of medicine, after a violent head-ache with which he was

Treasurer of the Society of Antiquaries, &c. the notices we receive, the public vould hare afflicted for the space of three days. This

The Voyage to Senegal, undertaken fact is authenticated by witnesses of the by order of the French Government, the great cause of censure for such occupation highest respectability.

Shipwreck of the Medusa Frigate, &c. will of our columns. We trust our friends will be published, we understand, in a few days. Though the extent of our correspondence

that we are guilty of neglect, PROFESSOR Carradori has published in the Giornalle di Paria, the result of his

compels 18 to silent gratitude in most experiments and observations on trans

METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL.

instances. plantation. He contends, First, That it

The hint respecting our visiting the minor

FEBRUARY. is a bad method to prune, from the roots Thursılay, 19— Thermometer from 34 to 18.

Theatres is well taken. We hare occaupwards, those vegetables which are to be

sionally noticed some of them, and enter

Barometer fro 30, 18 to 30,0. transplanted, and that it is best not to cut off Wind S. and 9. by E 5. - In the early part of which we will forthieith carry into effect',

tained the design of a regular reriew, the branches; Second, That transplanted the morning fog, or rather like an evaporation, vegetables at first require no other ali- on a hot Sumner's day) from the rain of yester though we have no reason to think that the ment than pure water, and that manure day: the morning clear, and in the afternoon a Managers are ambitious of our criticisms. frequently proves injurious to them ; Third, stendy fall of rain: the evening clear, and calm We desire it to be observed that our AdrerThat light inay destroy them merely by its from 5 to 6, and then began blowing fresh from tisements are not only confined to Literature stimulus, and that consequently they can

and the Arts, but to at most tuo pages of our

Rain fallen, 1 of an inch. not be too carefully protected against the

Impression; when we cannot conveniently rays of the sun. Friday, 20—Thermometer from 29 to 46.

insert tro, re for the sake of uniformity

Barometer from 30, 23 to 30, 20. On Friday the 6th inst. at two o'clock Wind S. W. 2.-Ice on puddles. White frost.

and beauty employ only one, rather than four

or five columns. p. m. a large and luminous Meteor was Fog in the morning, which dispersed about ten.

We will most cheerfully print a Title seen descending vertically from the zc- Generally fine, with some showers. nith towards the horizon, in the Northern

Rain fallen, 2 of an inch.

Page for the Literary Guzelte, to be used

in binding up the yearly Volume. Our only part of the hemisphere, by persons in the Saturday, 21–Thermometer from 30 to (i. neighbourhood of this University. The

Barometer from 29, 94 to 29, 54. difficulty is to convey it to our Friends in the

Wind S. 4. in heavy Squalls. Generally wet. Country. most remarkable circumstance attending Showers heavy, and remarkably large drops of this phenomenon is, that it was thus visible rain.-Rain fallen, 15 of an inch.

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REVIEW OF NEW BOCKS. on the 17th of April 1790, when the ness of a man's estate presents no in

bursting of an imposthume on the surmountable barrier to the persever

lungs closed the career of this distin- ing efforts of integrity and diligence. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of guished man, at the venerable age of Yet it must not be kept out of sight, Benjamin Franklin, &c. &c. Written

84. His grandson, the editor of the that to these good qualities Dr. F. by himself, to a late period; and con- present work, to whom the papers of superadded a strength of mind and tinued to the time of his Death, by his his ancestor were bequeathed, seems to energy of character, a soundness of inGrandson, W. Temple Franklin. 4to.

us to have worthily discharged the duty tellect and acuteness of perception,

which such a legacy implied. From which even under more unfavourable The Works of this eminent man are them he has completed the Memoirs ; circumstances must have raised him being published in a regular form. The and, to udge from the two-thirds of in the scale of life. As it was, he acted publication before us is the first volume his labours, which have come under a leading part in those deplorable of the three which the plan compre- our cognizance, will, when the third struggles between Great Britain and hends; the second, consisting of original volume appears, have produced one of her Colonies, which terminated in the correspondence, preceded the first above the most useful, instructive, and enter- erection of the latter into a separate a year ago, (see the Literary Gazette, taining publications, that the world has nation; and the intelligence on this No. 1,) and is now universally known; received within our memory.

subject, with which his Memoirs abound, and the third and last, being a selection With the religion or the politics of must be as valuable to history, as his of Dr. Franklin's political, philosophi- Dr. Franklin, we shall little concern personal biography is calculated to be cal, and miscellaneous writings, is an- ourselves. In the former he was a eminently influential as a moral lesson nounced as being in the press. Theist, in the latter a Republican. In with all who will reflect on the natural

A sensible preface relates the causes morals he was a theorist; but a theorist inferences to which it so obviously which have delayed the appearance of of the most virtuous kind, for his aim conducts. We now quote:the present volume; which consists of was at a noble height, beyond the five parts, with an appendix. reach of human infirmity; but still a

As Dr. Franklin has only mentioned his The first fasciculus of these memoirs, good object to attempt, for even in the

electrical discoveries in a very transient constituting the first part of the volume, endeavour to attain PERPECtion, a com

way, in the former part of these Memoirs,

and as they are of a 'most important and was some years ago translated into parative degree of improvement and interesting nature, it has been thought a French, and printed in that tongue. virtue will be the consequence.

short digression on the subject would be Thence it was retranslated into English, The point of view in which we shall excusable, and not void of entertainment. and published in this country and principally consider the work as best for this purpose the following account of America; in both of which it excited a suited to our Journal, is that which the same, including the first experiment of very considerable sensation. This por- embraces its literary and philosophical the Lightning Kite, as given by Dr. Stuber, tion was written by Dr. Franklin in character. To periodical publications

is confidently submitted.

“ Dr. Franklin engaged in a course of the year 1971, when on a visit to Dr. of a polemical cast, we leave the curious electrical experiments, with all the ardor Shipley, the Bishop of St. Asaph ; and accounts of the author's religious prin- and thirst for discovery which characterized when the author embarked for France ciples; to political Reviews we abandon the philosophers of that day. Of all the in 1777, was left, together with other his speculations on the difficult art of branches of experimental philosophy, Elecpapers, in the charge of a friend near governing; and to scientific Magazines tricity had been least explored. The atPhiladelphia. The events of the war, we even yield a share of his electrical tractive power of amber is mentioned by however, were fatal to these MSS. The and magnetic experiments, in which, by later naturalists. In the year 1600,

Theophrastus and Pliny, and, from them, trunk in which they were deposited, great as he was when these inquiries Gilbert, an English physician, enlarged fell into the hands of the British troops, were yet young, an advance so pro- considerably the catalogue of substances and the papers were dispersed, and digious has since been made, that Tyros which have the property of attracting light many of them entirely lost. This par-speak familiarly of all the knowledge bodies. Boyle, Oito Guericke, a burgoticular document was nevertheless re- of fifty years ago.

master of Niagdeburg, (celebrated as the covered, and sent to the Doctor in Not however to detain our readers inventor of the air pump,) Dr. Wall, and

At the solicitation of many with the details of what we are, and Guericke first observed the repulsive power France.

Sir Isaac Newton," added some facts. friends, the author, in 1784, set to what we are not to do with this truly of electricity, and the light and noise prowork upon this foundation, to com- important book, we shall proceed to duced by it. In 1709, Hawkesbec complete the account of his life, especially make some extracts, only prefacing municated some important observations of its earlier years; and in 1788, re- generally, that the example set by Dr. and experiments to the world. For several sumed the task at Philadelphia. But Franklin before the eyes of young men is years electricity was entirely neglected, severe illness, from a large calculus in worthy of their most earnest attention. until Mr. Grey applied liimself to it, in the bladder, and the occupation of his From his Memoirs they may learn, that 2728, with great assiduity. He and his time in the social intercourse which temperance, industry, and morality, of experiments ; in which they demoncourted his retirement, retarded the may raise them from obscurity to the strated, that electricity may be communiundertaking, and it was left unfinished | highest distinction; and that the low- | cated from one body to another, crea with

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