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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.”


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,
Haste, my brother! haste away
From a world of various wo,
From the shades of death below.
Hasten, soaring spirit, blest,
Hasten to thy brother's breast.


Written on Good Friday, 1809.

[By Joseph Blockett.)
“ Muse of sorrow, heavenly guest,
Come, possess my aching breast !
Quick my trembling hand inspire
To touch with skill the hallowed lyre;
The hallowed lyre, whose strains impart
Comfort to the bleeding heart.
Alas! see where, in manhood's bloom,
A victim to the dreary tomb,
The parent's hope profoundly sleeps;
And see; oh see! what parent weeps:
Weeps o'er the plant he reared with pride;
Which scarcely blossomed e'er it died.
" Come then, soother sweet of grief,
Muse of sorrow, bring relief.
From thy solitary cell®
Kindred notes of passion swell;
Notes, like Gilead's balmy power,
To assuage the anguished hour.

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" But what sounds are those I hear,
Hovering on my listening ear?
Sure some heavenly minstrel brings
Solace from celestial strings:
Yes, I see, in yonder cloud
An angel strikes his harp aloud,
And with strains of soothing peace
Bids the muse of sorrow cease.

Domestick Farewell to Summer
Sweet Summer hours, farewell!

And every sylvan shade;
The upland wood, the sheltered dell,

And deep romantick glade;
Already Autumn, pacing nigh,
Displays his golden pageantry.

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Proportion, which the art can give
To make the very marble live;
Traces the neck, the shoulder, waist,
The foot, the ancle, justly placed:
Men call it SYMMETRY divine,
But Gods shall name it CAROLINE.

The charm that crowns the matchless

three: :
'Tis on that nether lip, and now
It darts across that farther brow;
Now to thy bosom sweeps the loves,
And now beneath thy steps it moves:
'Tis Grace, as worded by the Nine;
Call it, ye Gods, your CAROLINE.

How spirit animates each feature
Of a lively, blooming creature !
O'er all the face its spells arise,
But chiefly eloquent the eyes;
Thence fly the secrets of the heart
Thence lovers wordless vows impart:
While thus EXPRESSION we define,
The Gods shall call it CAROLINE.
Come forth, Euphrosyne ! I see

But should the immortals now descend,
And for strict grammar rules contend,
Calling Dan Priscian to affirm
That each idea claims a term;
Do thou, Mæonides, arise!
Improve the language of the skies;
Then, when the Gods the three combine,
They'll call the union CAROLINE.


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