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royal 8vo, 1795; Syllabus of a Course of Lectures on the Laws of England, intended to be delivered in pursuance of an order of the Society of Lincoln's Inn, in their hall, 1796, Svo; A Treatise on the Laws of England for the Settlement and Relief of the Poor, 2 vols. 8vo, 1805, 2d edit., with considerable Additions, 1808.
London at Midnight.
The fret and fever of the day are o'er,
O'er all a sad sublimity is spread-
How noiseless are the streets! a few hours gone,
1 St. Paul's.
The Past!-Oh! who on London stones can tread,
And who shall paint the midnight scenes of life
And shall this city-queen-this peerless mass
But, hark! again the heavy bell has pealed
In FEBRUARY 1829.
The stars, like beacon lights, beyond the grave,
SOLAR PHENOMENA. The Sun enters Pisces at 24 m. past 8 in the evening of the 18th of this month; and he rises and sets, during the same period, as in the following
TABLE Of the Sun's Rising and Setting for every fifth Day. February 1st, Sun rises 27 m. after 7, sets 33 m. after 4 6th 18
6 19 Equation of Time. One of the easiest ways of regulating a clock, for those who have not the means of observing the transit of the Sun, is to observe the time by the clock when it is exactly 12 by a good sun dial, and then to correct that hour for the equation of time, which will give the precise moment which ought to be indicated by the clock, and consequently show how much it is too fast or too slow.
Sunday, February 1st, to the time by the dial add 13 58
14 28 Wednesday
14 37 Monday .16th.
14 26 Saturday. 21st.
13 57 Thursday
Phases of the Moon.
7 at night
7 Last Quarter...26th........20........ 8
Moon's Passage over the Meridian. The Moon will pass the first meridian at the following times during this month, which will afford good opportunities for observing her transit, if the weather prove favourable; viz. February 8th, at 58 m. after 3 in the afternoon
9th 50 10th 51
5 Ilth 32
6 12th 23
7 in the evening 13th 13
4 in the morning 26th 18
5 27th 11
Phases of Venus. The breadth and brightness of the illuminated disk of this planet is constantly varying, like that of the Moon; and the following is the proportion between the light and dark parts at this time: February Ist
s Illuminated part = 10•72161
Dark part.....= 1.27839 Eclipses of Jupiter's Satellites. The following are the eclipses of the first and second of these small bodies that are visible this month. There will be more than twenty others, but they cannot be seen in this country.
Immersions. First Satellite... 14th day, at 27 m. 15 s. past 4 in the morning Second Satellite, 1lth 46.. 41 5
Conjunction of the Moon with the Planets and Siais. February 3d, with B in Capricorn, at 5 in the morning 8th
Taurus 7 in the evening
..... at midnight
4 in the afternoon. Other Phenomena. Mercury will attain his greatest elongation on the 12th. Venus will be in conjunction with Georgium Sidus at 6 in the morning of the 16th. Mercury will be stationary on the 19th; and in bis inferior conjunction at a quarter past 3 in the afternoon of the 28th.
Some of the journals, particularly the foreign ones, having excited considerable attention to the re-appearance of the comet which is expected to pay its periodic visit to our system in the course of four or five years, we are induced to insert the following interesting observations, from the Literary Gazette.
To wait the dread event. COMET OP 1832, 3, or 4.-To shew our friends who may have been infected with the terrors excited in the Parisians by the inflammable forebodings' of those astronomers who, according to our correspondent at the French capital, predict the destruction of our world by a comet, in 1832,—to show our friends the grounds of this, not absolutely visionary alarm, we have been induced to give a slight sketch of the history of that baleful star, which is now winging its way, earthward, till, in the year 1832, 3,