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thought to bestow extraordinary praise; but Dr. Spurzheim

is now lecturing in Paris, LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. we are satisfied, by a more than common on Tuesdays and Thursdays. knowledge of his various qualities, that we The Odeon Theatre was burnt just twenty

SAVARY'S MEMOIRS. render him only justice. years ago within a day of its present cala

Mr. Lewis Goldsmith's British Monitor, mity, viz. 18th March 1798.

late Anti-gallican, but no longer so!

contained recently a carious notice of a DIGEST OF POLITICS AND The President Goussaut had acquired a work, written at Smyrna, by the celebrated NEVS.

reputation of that sort, that his name was Savary (Buonapartean Duc de Rovigo,) and We rejoice to say that the state of One evening, when he had a large company, Mr. G., who has seen the MS., represents

made synonymous for any act of stupidity. transmitted to this country for publication. the world is such as to relieve us, for two gentlemen were playing at piquet, it as full of strange disclosures, and likely one week at least, from our ordinary one of whom having discarded his game, to excite a strong political sensation, should task of giving a short digest of Politics exclaimed without thinking, By Jove! it not be smothered in its way to the and News.

I ain a perfect Goussaut.” The President, press, which, from what is stated of In France, the Finance for the year a fool. " That's just what I called my seen improbable. These memoirs are

almost choked with rage, cried, “You are the obstacles already presented, does not has occupied the Chambers. The law self,” said the player. for the abolition of the Slave Trade

so voluminous, that they would form passed without dlebate, 117 to 19.--At

A girl forced by her parents into a dis- four or five volumes 8vo. The reverses

agreeable match with an old man whom she of Buonaparte, they impute mainly to the home, our Parliament reassembled on detested, when the clergyınan came to that influence of the Duchess of Bassano over Thursilay.

part of the service where the bride is asked his mind and conduct, and to the folly of The Duke of Wellington is expected if she consents to take the bridegroom for Murat. They are diffuse upon the affairs in London immediately. We have no her husband, said with great simplicity, of Spain, the conspiracy of Mallet, the further intelligence respecting the “Oh dear no, Sir ; but you are the first death of the Duke D'Enghien, which they assassins who aimed at his life. person who has asked any opinion about attribute to Talleyrand; and mention á A dreadful accident has happened at the matter."

plot in agitation even so late as the nego

ciations at Chatillon, to carry off the Duke Villiers-le-bel in France. In taking

A Yorkshireman taking the advice of his d’Artois from Vesoul, and seize the other down the church bell, weighing 6000lbs. counsel on a lawsuit on which his fortune Bourbon Princes then in France. The auto recast it, the internal parts of the be cast, and shewed him a case in point whole, from the partial glance we get at

depended, the advocate told him he would thor is very severe on Fouche ; and upon the steeple gave way, and from twenty to against him in East's Reports. thirty persons, attracted to the church inind,” said the suitor,

Never this production, it appears to deserve the

• the judges may character ascribed to it, that of being calby curiosity, have been killed, and many not remember it;" and while he was discuss- culated to excite considerable agitation, more wounie!.

ing the matter, the counsel was called out on should it ever issue from the teeming some business; when, seizing his opportu

press.
nity, our bitecut the disagreeable pages clean
VARIETIES.

out of the book, and stuffed them into his
fob. His cause came on, and he obtained a

METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL.

MARCH. A REMARKABLE DISCOVERY OF A MURDER. verdict ; on which his lawyer congratulated Thursday, 26–Thermometer from 29 to 39. The mur lerer of Mr. Martin, receiver of him. « (), Sir," he replied, I could not

Barometer from 29, 77 to 29, 53. taxes at Bilgny, says a letter froin Bar-sur-lose, for I have taken special care to keep

Wind S. E. N. and N. W. 1.-Raining all the Aube, was discovered a few days ago in the the lau against me snug in my pouch!day till the evening, when it became clear. inost singular manner, and arrested. The St. Amand the poet was once in company

Rain fallen, 075 of an inch. crime was committed on the 9th of February with a person whose hair was black, but Friday, 27 — Thermometer from 32 to 44, on the high road, at one o'clock in the who had a white beard. This phenomenon

Barometer from 30, 16 to 30, 44. afternoon. The shot entered Mr. Martin's became the topic of conversation, and

Wind N. by W. and N. Generally cloudy. heart, and he fell down dead. He was re- various reasons were assigned for it; when

Rain fallen, 425 of an inch. turning from collecting, and had only 130 St. A. turning to the gentleinan, said, Saturday, 28- Thermometer from 29 to 45. francs about him, of which he was robbed,

Barometer from 30, 49 to 30, 44. as well as of his watch, and a ring. The with your chin than with your head.” He the day, with a little sleet about scren. Apparently, Sir, you have worked harder

Wind S. and S. E. 0–Heavily overcast through charge of the gun was rammed down with

was a Gourmand. a written paper. This had been carefully

Sunday, 29—Thermometer from 35 to 50. A Coscoinb conducted two ladies of

Baromcter from 30, 38 to 30, 30. taken up, and carried away with the body.

Wind S. E. and S. W. 1-Gcncrally clear. The writing was still legible. On this piece quality to the Observatory to see an eclipse

of the moon. of paper there were expressions which are

They arrived too late, the Monday, 30—Thermometer from 28 to 52.

Barometer from 30, 35 to 30, 44. used in glass manufatories, and a date of eclipse was over, and the ladies disappointed. Oh !” said our hero, “ don't fret,

Wind in the inorning various, but generally near 15 years back. Upon this singlc indication, the Judge went to the owner of I know the astronomer very well, he is á S. W. 1.- Morning and noon clear; afternoon the glass manufactory at Bilgny, examined polite man, and I ain sure will begin again." and evening overcast ; particularly dark in the

crening. A white frost in the morning. his books, and succeeded in finding an A wit wishing to annoy a general officer article relative to the delivery of some glass, of no great merit, who had affronted him, | 7'nesday, 31— Thermometer from 35 to 45.

Barometer from 30, 52 to 30, 47. of which the paper in question was the bill offered to publish a rolume entitled, " The

Wind N. and N. by E. 1.--Much sun and very of parcels. The suspicion iinmediately fell Exploits of the Famous General !

cold wind A little hail and cold rain about 2. on the son-in-law of this individual : the After the title page there were only some

APRIL. latter had been out of the country for ten blank leares.

Wednesday, 1-Thermometer from 35 to 48. years. Order was given to arrest the person A stupid person one day seeing a

Barometer from 30, 46 to 30, 38. suspected. When the officers came to him, man of learning enjoying the pleasures of

Wind N. E. 1.-Generally cloudy, though the

sun's warmth cnlivened us at times. he was on his knees, praying. In his fright the table, said, " So, Sir, philosophers I

Latitude 51. 37. 32. N. he confessed the dece on the spot, and see can indulge in the greatest delicacies.”

Longitude 3. 51. W. even shewed where the watch and ring were, Why not,' replied the other, do you Edmonton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS. which were indeed found under the tbatch think Proridence intended all good things of his house. for the ignorant?'

BENSLEY and SONS, Bolt Court, Fleet Strcet.

Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Politics, etc.

AND

No. 64.
SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1818.

PRICE ls. REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS. as natives, who furished during that he was borne, over which there were ex.

period. With such opportunities of tant these lines in capital letters : Memesso illustratice of the Life and acquiring information, endowed with 4.0181 otis (ans, MINDE DECORAVITERAR

MI ANTIBUS INGENIUS, RAGIONE, VIDE. Writings of John Evelyn, Esq. ER. S. ery considerable abilities, and accusAuthor of the Sylea, &c. &c. comprising he thought worthy of reinembrance, i skips and drolleries, as they call these tomed to note every thing down which 1.3th Aug was their annual marte or faire,

so furnished with pictures, especially Land. ku Dary from the year 1641 to 1705, 6, &c. &c. 2 vols. 410.

was impossible that his papers could clounisha representations that I was awazed be other than what they are, and what

The rest of this store of pa. Tuotu# we are aware that it is im- we have stated them to be.

tures, and their cheapness, proceedes from prossible for us to do more in our pre We shall pass over the early life and their want of land to employ their stock. sent Aumber than merely introduce education of our author, who was born so that it is an ordinary thing to find a this singularly important work to the at Wotton, 31st of Ocwber 1620, to com'on Farmer lay out iwo of 3 in mwitace of our readers, we hope they notice from his diary, that his father thein, and they reude them at their faires will consider us as anxious pioneers for was in 1634 appointed

10 frry great gaines. Here I first saw an their gratification, if we rather hastily

Eliphant. enecute this task, than leave it even for Sheriff for Surrey and Sussex befor they

DELFT – The senat-house hath a very a weeh untre bed. It is not often that were disjoyned. He had 1 16 servants in Stately portico, supported with very chuyse

. we meet with so rich a fund of intelli- | doubleis; divers gentlemen and persons of pillars of black martile, as ! remember, of gence and entertainment. Evelyn was quality waited on him in the same ar be one entire stone. Within their hangi a intimate with all that can interest us and halvie, which at that time, when w or whub the adventurous woman that hath

weighty vessell, not unlike a Butter ( 'hurne, in the rank and literature of the times #0 was the usual retinue of the ligba iwo husbands at one time is w urare for a to who h he belonged. lle portrays to Sheriff) was esteemed a great matter,

tume about the towne, bet bead cum'ing out us the juvenile years, the entrance into

In 173; having lost one of his sisters * the hole, and the rest hanging on her the proboru al annals of their country, in to college, and admited a fellow comlife, of men afterwards distinguished in and his mother, young Evelyn was sent shoulders, as a pennance fur ber inconthe history of the age, in the republic inoner of Balil, Oxford.

Towards the end of August I returned to af betten His own familiar epistles are

Harlem. They shew'd us a cottage where, teppete with such matter, and not in There came 'sars be; in my tyme to the they told us, dwelt a woman who had been fruit to the prsate correspondence of Coll one Nathaniel Conopios oue of married to her 25th benetand, and being kit sorereign, Charles I.,' during the Greece, from Cyrill the patriarch of Con- now a widdow was prohibited to marry in esus was, which is alco contained in after, was made (as I understand, Bishop though the suspicion had brought her divers

future, yet it could not be proved that she stantinople, who returning many year

had ever made any of her husbanda away, these viuines, edited like the rest from of Smyrna. He was the first I ever saw the original MSS. by William Bray, drink coffre, which custom came pot into towne, and hath one of the fairesi' churches

times to trouble This is a very drluate kaa. Ens whose name would be a England till 30 years after.

of the Gotiq design, I had scene There prospuut for their value and authenticity, were both net amply evidenced by the

In 1740, Mr. Evelyn entered at the hang in the steeple two silver bells sad porusal of us work.

Middle Temple, and shortly after, his to base been brought fruen Domiale in father dying, and the troubles begin of whose suertose they are rung out every

Exyp by an Earle of Hallant, in metwory Jukn Eve y, wwe journal is thus pronted to the puble from the library ning, he prudently resolved to travel

evening ed his successor' at llotton, died 97th He mentons being present at the trual

Al Ik den, where the writer was od velouary 1705 6, in the with year July 1641, landed at Flushing, on his house, obuwls, theatre of anatomy, &c.

and execution of Lord Scafford, and in delghted win the Elzevir printing. dhe age and besides the new facts what it unfolds connected with great foreign tour. Wishing to see the

he says, rests, we confess that to us it prenesues hasuis on by Dort and Rotterdam, 1 25 shead tie kwife neuhs taken out of leagure (siege) of Genep, he persbed

An onget a great variety of other things, arharm tot less attractive in what some and his Diary at mods with desultory Det er der as unimportant, namely,

a drunkra Duthman', guts by an int 28 m the sligtet noexces of the manner of notices, a few of whuh we shall ex in bu sate, after it had slipped from being

tract. the eta it embraces, and the title trait.

Ongen into bus stomach 'Thee partures of character which it seems al nost un On the 26th I passed through Delft to the charru grua and his patient, twiha living. Domoly to develop. the Hague: in whicha journey Tolnervd were therr

I was thew'd be stalue cut in stoor of Love in the busy times of Chuies!, slitary buts on the britik of the water, and the ha pps bloeke whom they returns to have

weil, Charles Hl. James !! and permitted to aske the charity of passengers teen the first intentor of Typographov. Het an, Me. Evelyn had much per which is conveyed to them in a doaling bor over the demue; but this is much coatia si interrourse with the two last that they cast out.

verted by others, who are for the glory eart' of the Stuart race, and was

of it, brantes Jose Gullrutere.

At Rotterdam 12 habts of intima y with the stules.

I was brought arquainted with a Bum I saw the publiq state of the learned readin Jer, wobei married an apstate mura, Bamsteta, eminent scholars, and Erasmus, of brasse. I her shewed us hea, Arabied woman I asked him dueti gere cat ushed men, foregners as well, house, or rather the meane collage where it , ins; he wid me, arzungul other this

VOL. II.

that the world should never end, that our tune to possess not only the published very margin of the sea, and terminating in soules transmigrated, and that even those intelligence of cur fellow-labourers in ridged, conical, or pyramidal summits ; the effe bed most berly perscurs did pennance in the press, but some exceedingly curious dark rocks chequered with their burthens interpreted the banishment and salvage life original documents from the rival Rus- der the density of a gloomy sky, forming a of Nebucodnezer; that all the Jewes should sian voyage of liscovery now prosecut- grand and impressive picture. Its most rise againe and be leade to Jerusulem; ing in Behring's Straits, and from the remarkable inhabitant, the white or Polar that the Romans only were the occasion of Journal kept by Saabye, the Dane, dur- bear, which also oceurs on the ice, the feour Saviour's deathi, whom he affirm'd (as ing an eight years residence on that rocious, and apparently natural lord of those the Turks do). to be a greate prophet, but coast, which it will be the first object regions. He preys indiscriminately

, ou qua: not the Messias

he told me that when the Messias came, all the ships,

druped, reptile, fowl, and fish; all behold of one of our Expeditions to explore.

him with dread, and flee his presence. barkes, and vessells of Holland should, by

Feeling, that with all these advantages The seals signify their fear of liim by conthe powre of certaine strange whirle-winds we have by no means exhausted a sub- stant watching, and betake themselves preÞe loosed from their ankers and transported ject which occupies so much attention, cipitately to the water on his approach: in a moment to all the desolat ports and we have proceeded to further researches; Carrion, therefore, (chiefly the carcass of havens throughout the world wherever the and shall, we trust, have a mass of gra- the whale at a certain season) affords him dispersion was, to convey their brethren tifying matter to lay before the public, a passive, sure, and favourite food. His and tries to the holy Citty; with other collected not ouly froin very old and sense of smelling is peculiarly acute; in such like stuff. He was a merry drunken

scarce publications, and those of the raises his head, and snuffs the passing fellow.

1st September. I went to Delft and greatest recent interest, but also from scent, whereby he discovers the nearest
Roterdam, and two days after back to the viva voce communications from intelli- route' to his odorous banquet, though the
Hague, to bespeake a suite of armore which gent men, who are best acquainted with distance be incredibly great.
I caused to be made to fit me, with the the Northern Seas.

The wuter’affords the bed and partly the harnesse of a horseman.

Thus instructed. we shall at once

materials for the most prodigious masses of In October Mr. Evelyn returned to enter upon the subject; and have only numerous and important. Here the huge

ice. Its colour is peculiar. Ite products England, and, with his brother, took to state, for the satisfaction of our mysticetus, or whalebone whale, resides and arms for the King in the civil war friends, that we have taken such measures collects his food; sports and astonishes by which immediately ensued; but owing as almost ensure to the Literary Gazette his vast bulk and proportionate strength: to the contiguity of their estate to the certainty of obtaining the earliest is the object of maritimet adventure and London, they were not allowed to continue with the army to bring destruc- gress of which we are pretty confident land, none excites so much interest and accounts of the Expeditions, of the pro- commercial wealth.

Of the inanimate productions of Greention on their house without advantage we shull have the pleasure of being the wonder as the ice in its great abundance to the royal cause. They retired there first to lay u full und accurate Journal and variety, in the ice-islands, floating, fore without being known as cavaliers. | before our readers.

mountains, or ice-bergs, common to Daris' In 1613, 10th of March, he notices a

The name of Captain Wm. Scoresby, Straits. Yet the fielest of ice more pecusight which amazed them, viz. a junior, is fimiliar to all who have liar to Greenland are not less astonishing. shining clowd in the ayre, in shape re-taken an interest in the problem, the Their deficiency in elevation is sufficiently se:ubling a sword, tlie point reaching solution of which is now attempting surface. Some of them have been obto the north; it was as bright as the His observations on a voyage, wherein served near a hundred miles in length, and moone, the rest of the sky being very he penetrated to a very high northern serene. It began about 11 at night, latitude, may be considered as the foun

. We are assured by a Greenland captain, that and vanish'd not till about one, being dation for this attempt; and the paper he has seen the bear display astonishing proofs seen by all the south of England." containing his remarks, read to the of sagacity. When wounded by a musket-sho!,

On the 21 of May he " saw the Wernerian Natural History Society, and they will apply ice to the wound with their furious and zelous people demolish that contained in the second volume of their paws, in order to stanch the bleeding of this

fact our informant has been an eye witness.-Ed. stately Crosse in Cheupsiile," anil in the Memoirs, cannot fail to be reckoned + The perils of the whale-fishing fill the navi: month of July after, once more visited extremely important.

gator's life with “ moving accidents by flood," the Continent. But having now per

The following is its substance, and and their adventures are truly deserving of the

name of romantic, as well as of dangerous and formed our purpose of introducing this the only alteration we make, is that of tragical

. One lash of the monster of the deep highly entertaining publication to our putting Captain Scoresby's information will dash their little boat in pieces, and break readers, we must, for the present, to into our own language, instead of copy- the limbs of men like the wheel, or crush them make room for various other matters, ing that of the literary gentleman who together as with an avalanche. When the whale

has young, she is particularly fierce, and requires draw our note: to a concitision. prepared it for the Werncrian Society: to be approached with caution; and her mater

nal fonduess is so greni, that if her offspring is Greenland is a country where every struck with the harpoon, she will not desert it, THE ARCTIC EXPEDITIONS. oluject is strikingly singular, or highly mag- and the fishers are sure of the parent. It is a

nificent. The atmosphere, the land, and strange sight to see these unsrieldy creatures Io our Numbers of the 28th Fe- the ocean, each exhibit remarkable or sub- with the young laid, as it were, across their tails, bruary and 1411 March, we laid before lime appearances.

sucking their “ mighty mothers." Boats are our reuers some interesting informa The atmosphere is dark coloured, sometimes carried through the spumy ses at the tion relative to the 3r tic Sers, and to dense, frequently producing crystallized rate of fourteen miles an hour, by the harpooned the Expeditions which have now sailed snow in a wonderful perfection and variety whale, and many an instance occurs of their on the project of approaching the North of form and texture, and remarkable for never returning to join their vesselg. There is sudden transitions from calm to storm, and hunting in these exploits.-d.

some resemblance to the magnificence of Eastern Pule, and passing from the Atlantic from foul to fair.

I A Hield is a continued sheet of ice, so large, into the Pacific Ocean by, a NE. or The land is a sublime object; its stu- that its boundary cannot be seen from the sum. NW. pa sige.

It was our good for- pendous mountains rising abruptly from the I mit of a ship's uvasi,

a

more than half that breadth ; each consist- some larger mass; from beneath which it in the focus than for the space of a few ing of a single sheet of ice, having its sur shews itself on one side. I have seen a seconds. In the formation of these lenses, face raised in general four or six feet above calf so deep and broad, that the ship sailed I roughed them with a small axe, which the level of the water, and its base de- over it without touching, when it might be cut the ice tolerably smooth; 1 then pressed to the depth of near twenty feet observed on both sides of the vessel at the scraped them with a knife, and polished beneath.

same time; this, however, is attended with them merely by the warmth of the hand, We shall now extract literatim Capt. considerable danger, and necessity alone supporting them during the operation in a Scoresby's excellent description of the warrants the experiment, as calves have woollen glove. I once procured a piece of various kinds of ice, which are met in not un frequently (hy a ship’s touching, or the purest ice so large that a lens of sixteen the Northern seas.

disturbing the sea near them) been called inches diameter was obtained out of it. --from their sub-marine situation to the sur

The most dense kind of ice, which is The ice in general, is designated by a face, and with such an accelerated velocity perfectly transparent, is about one-tenth variety of appellations, distinguishing it as tó stave the planks and timbers of the specifically lighter than sea water at according to the size or number of pieces, ship, and in some instances to reduce the freezing temperature. Plunged into pure their form of aggregation, thickness, trans- vessel to a wreck.

water, of temperature 32', the proportion parency, &c. I perhaps cannot better ex

Any part of the upper superficies of a floating above, to that below the surface, plain the terms in common acceptation piece of ice, which comes to be immersed is as I to 15, and placed in boiling fresh amongst the whale-fishers, than by mark- beneath the surface of the water, obtains water, it barely floats, Its specific gravity ing the disruption of a field. The thickest the name of a tongue.

is about 0. 937. Fields, bergs, and other and strongest field cannot resist the power A bight signifies a bay or sinuosity, on large masses, chiefly consist of this kind of of a heavy swell; indeed, such are much the border of any large mass or body of ice. Brash ice likewise affords pieces of it, less capable of bending without being dis- ice. It is supposed to be called bight, the surfaces of which are always found severed, than the thinner ice which is more from the low word lite, or take in, or crowded with conchoidal excavations when pliable. When a field, by the set of the entrap; because, in this situation, ships taken out of the sea. current, drives to the southward, and, being are sometimes so caught by a change of deserted by the loose ice, becomes exposed wind, that the ice cannot be cleared on

Captain Scoresby states, that land is to the effects of a grown swell, it presently either tack; and in some cases, a total not necessary for the formation of ice ; breaks into a great many pieces, few of loss has been the consequence.

even in a rough state the ocean freezes, which will exceed forty or fifty yards in When salt-water ice floats in the sea at forming first detached crystals, the diameter. Now, such a number of these a freezing temperature, the proportion sludge of the sailors, and resembling pieces collected together in close contact, above to that below the surface, is as 1 to 4 snow when cast into water which is so that they cannot, from the top of the nearly; and in fresh water, at the freezing too cold to dissolve it. This smooths ship’s mast, be seen over, are termed a point, as 10 to 69, or 1 to 7 nearly. Hence the surface of the waters like oil, and pack. When the collection of pieces can be seen 0. 873. . Of this description is all young ultimately into pieces called pancakes,

its specific gravity appears to be about the congelation which ensues forms across, if it assume a circular or polygonal ice, as it is called, which forms a consiform, the name of patch is applied, and it derable proportion of packed and drift ice of perhaps a foot in thickness, and is called a stream when its shape is more of in general ; where it occurs in flat pieces many yards in circumference. In shelan oblong, how narrow soever it may be, commonly covered with snow, of various tered situations, what is termed bay ice, provided the continuity of the pieces is pre-dimensions, but seldom exceeding fifty forms more regularly and rapidly. Much served.

yards in diameter. Pieces of very large dimensions, but Fresh-water ice is distinguished by its

of this is formed in the bays and islands smaller than fields, are called floes ; thus a black appearance when floating in the sea, I will not account for the immense fields

of Spitzbergen, but even this quantity firld may be compared to a pack, and a and its beautiful green hue and transpaPlne to a patch, as regards their size and rency when removed into the air. Large which abound in the Greenland Seas, external form.

pieces may occasionally be obtained, pos- and which evidently (says our authoSmall pieces which break off, and are sessing a degree of purity and transparency rity) come from the Northward, and separated from the larger masses by the equal to that of the finest glass, or most have their origin between Spitzbergen effect of attrition, are called brash-ice, and beautiful crystal ; but generally, its trans, and the Pole. may be collected into streams or patches. parency is interrupted by numerous small Ice is said to be loose, or open, when the globular or pear-shaped air-bubbles : these

With this important, and, for the pieces are so far separated as to allow a frequently form continuous lines, inter- Expeditions, rather unfavourable obship to sail freely amongst them; this has secting the ice in a direction apparently servation, we conclude for the present. likewise been called drift-ice.

perpendicular to its plane of formation. A hummock is a protuberance, raised Fresh-water ice is fragile, but hard; the Memoires et Correspondance de Madame upon any plane of ice above the common edges of a fractured part are frequently level. It is frequently produced by pressure, so keen, as to inflict a wound like glass.

D'Epinay. 8vo. 3 vols. where one piece is squeezed upon another, The homogeneous and most transparent The state of society in the literary and often set upon its edge, and in that position pieces are capable of concentrating the higher circles in France, for the half cemented by the frost. Hummocks are rays of the sun, so as to produce a consilikewise formed, by pieces of ice mutually derable intensity of heat. With a lump of century preceding the Revolution, has crushing each other, the wreck being coa ice of by no means regular convexity, I always been represented as combining cervated upon one or both of them. To have frequently burnt wood, fired gun

all the charms of polished and elegant hummocks, the ice is indebted for its powder, melted lead, and lit the sailors' manners, of brilliant and elegant wit, variety of fanciful shapes, and its pictur- pipes to their great astonishment; all of and of profound and varied erudition. esque" appearance. They occur in great whom who could procure the needful arti- Of the accuracy of that description, the numbers in heavy packs, on the edges, and cles, eagerly flocked around me, for the numerous occasionally in the middle of fields and satisfaction of smoking a pipe, ignited by within the last few years appeared con

publications which have floes. They often attain the height of such extraordinary means. Their

astonish- nected with that subject, enable us to thirty feet and upwards.

ment was increased, on observing that the A calf, is a portion of ice which basice remained firm and pellucid, whilst the form a judgment with some degree of been depressed by the same means as a solar rays emerging therefrom were so precision. We have always thought that hummock is elevated. It is kept down byl hot, that the hand could

not be kept longer this picture was much too favourably

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