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the stones; the frosts then produce torsos have also been found, and & considerable injury, and give occa head of Mercury, which appears to sion for those raspings, which are, have belonged to the statue in the in themselves, a real deterioration. garden of the pope, and now in the
A plaster, therefore, became a Chiaramonti museum. Several pipes desideratum, which should fill up and gutters for carrying off water the inequalities of the stone, without were also discovered, and twenty making the angles look clumsy, or rooms of very small dimensions, deadening the carvings, and which lighted only from the top. These should resist rain and other effects are presumed to have been the of weather. The late M. Bachelier fornices, frequently alluded to by had made some interesting experi. Martial, Seneca, and Juvenal. ments on this subject; and the above committee, aided by his son, have
JOIN D.CASSINI. succeeded in producing a plaster which has resisted the tests to which
He had such a turn for Latin they exposed it, and which gives poetry, that some of his compositions fair grounds to expect that our
were printed when he was only buildings will, in future, be protect
eleven years old. In 1652, he deed from the causes of decay above
termined the apogee and eccentricienumerated.
ty a planet from its true and mean
place, a problem which Kebler had To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.
pronounced impossible. In 1653, he pro
corrected and settled a meridian line SIR A correspondent requests
on the great church of Bologna, on some of your readers will inform
which occasion a medal was struck. bim of the best method of preparing
In 1666, he printed at Rome, a the composition which is now used
theory of Jupiter's satellites. Cassini for VARNISHING COLOURED DRAW
was the first professor of the royal INGS AD PRINTS, so as to make
observatory in France. He made them resenible paintings in oil.
numerous observations, and in 1684, I do not pretend to assert that the
e he discovered the four satellites of following is the best method of pre
Saturn; 1695, he went to Italy to paring a composition for that pur. pose; but I have used it, and found
examine the meridian line he had
settled in 1653; and in 1700, he it answer. Take of Canada balsam
continued that through France one ounce; spirit of turpentine two
which Picard had begun. ounces; mix them together. Before this composition is applied, the drawing or print should be sized
SIR ISAAC NEWTON. with a solution of isinglass in water; SIR Isaac had a great abhorrence and, when dry, apply the varnish of infidelity, and never failed to with a camel's-hair brush.
reprove those who made free with W. W. Revelation in his presence, of which
the following is an instance. Dr. Subterraneous Passage discovered. Halley was sceptically inclined, and
The subterraneous passage, by sometimes took the liberty of sport. which the Roman emperours went ing with the Scriptures. On such privately from the palace of the an occasion sir Isaac said to him: Cesars, on Mount Celius at Rome, to “ Dr. Halley, I am always glad to the Flavain amphitheatre, has lately hear you when you speak about asbeen discovered, besides a number tronomy, or other parts of mathe. of architectural fragments, capitals, maticks, because that is a subject cornices, and vases, the remains of which you have studied, and well its splendid decorations. Some fine understand; but you should not tattle
of Chrirtianity, for you have not When the fatal aim is taken, the fish studied it; I have, and know you shoots a single drop of water from know nothing of the matter."
its mouth with such dexterity, that
it never fails to strike the dy into INDIAN COQUETRY.
the water, where it soon becomes its The Chawanon Indians, inhabit. prey The fish never exposes its, ing the lake Mareotti, and who are mouth above the water." considered the most warlike and civilized of the American Indians, have a manner of courtship which
Dr. MOORE, father of the late we believe to be peculiar to them
heroick sir J. Moore, used to relate selves. When such of their young
the following anecdote with great women as have pretensions to beau
humour. A French student of me. ty, attain their twelfth year, which dicine lodged in the same house, in is the usual period of their marriage,
London, with a man in a fever. This they either keep themselys quite
man was continually teased by the secluded at home, or when they go
nurse to drink, although he nauseaout muffle themselves up in such a
ted the insipid liquors she offered manner, that nothing is seen but their
him. At last, when she was more eyes. On these indications of beauty,
importunate than usual, he said to they are eagerly sought in marriage,
her: “ For God's sake, bring me a and those suitors who have acquired
salt herring, and I will drink as the greatest reputation as warriours
much as you please.” The woman or hunters, obtain the consent of the indulged him: he devoured the herfamily. After this, the lover repairs to
ring, drank plentifully, underwent a the cabin, where the beauty is lying copious perspiration, and recovered: enveloped on her couch. He gently whereupon the French student inapproaches and uncovers her face, serted this aphorism in his journal; so that his person may be seen, and “A salt herring cures an Englishman in if this be to her mind, she invites a fever." him to lie down by her side; if not, On the student's return to France, she again conceals her face, and the he prescribed the same remedy to lover retires. A husband has the his first patient in a fever. The paprivilege of marrying all his wife's tient died: on which the student sisters as they arrive at age, so that inserted in his journal the following after, often before, his first wife is caveat: thirty, he has married and abandon “ N. B. Though a salt herring cures ed at least a dozen.
an Englishman, it kills a Frenchman.”
AN EXPERT MARKSMAN.
Two men happening to jostle A late traveller, giving an account
each other in the streets, says one, of the rostrated chætodon fish, at
“ I never permit a blackguard to Batavia, informs us that “ it was first
take the wall."'-“I do,' said the introduced to our notice by M. Hommel, governour of the hospital
other, and instantly made way. in that city. It frequents the sides of rivers in India in search of food. A shabby beau (who now and then When it sees its prey, viz. a fly, on borrows a suit of his tailor, when the plants which border the stream, he cannot afford to buy appearing it approaches in a very slow and a few weeks ago in a suit of black, cautious manner, till within four, five, was asked by a person he met if he or six feet of the object, and then was in mourning for a friend ? « Oh, rests a moment, perfectly still, with no," says he, “ I wear it because it its eyes directed towards the fly. is Lent."
During the time of general Bel. The following parody is written leisle's confinement in Windsor beneath the above lines, at an inn in Castle, as a party of soldiers were the West: marching there, to be set as guards over him, a gentleman had the cu. Whoe'er has travelled much about, piosity to ask on what business they
Must very often sigh to think,
That every inn will turn you out, were going; when one of the offi
Unless he's plenty of the chink. cers, fond of punning, replied: “We are going to Windsor, to keep a General Fast.
King Charles II. of England, spending a cheerful evening with a
few friends, one of the company, The following lines from Shen
seeing his majesty in good humour, stone, are often scribbled on inn
thought it a good time to ask him a windows:
favour, and was so absurd as to do Whoe'er has travelled life's dull round,
so. After he had mentioned his suit, Where'er his stages may have been,
the king instantly and very acutely Must sigh to think he still has found,
replied: “ Sir, you must ask your The warmest welcome at an inn. king for that."
“ Now, methinks I hear it say,
LINES ON THE DEATH OF HUGH
[By Joseph Blockett.)
" But what sounds are those I hear,
Domestick Farewell to Summer
And every sylvan shade;
And deep romantick glade;
Proportion, which the art can give
The charm that crowns the matchless
How spirit animates each feature
But should the immortals now descend,
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