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The Tenth Volume of the Encyclo- in foggy weather, a luoy, similar in forma PADA LONDINENSIS, will be ready for to a lite-boat, on which is fixed a bell of the Subscribers on or about the 10th of considerable maguitude and powerful Marclı. This celebrated Dictionary of tone, which the motion of the buoy, ocArts and Sciences continues to be pub. casioned by the untulation of the sea, lished regularly in weebly Numbers, with will keep perpetually ringing. The buoy elegant Engravings, price Bil. each, or may be placed at any convenient distance beautifully coloured M'lates, ls, 2d. from the mouth of the harbour, or the
Dr. SMITI's two prizes of 251. eachi, mechanism in the beacon inight be so for the best proficients in Mathematics constructed, as to cause a bell to ring, of and Natural Philosophy, have been ada'bass drum to beat, in hazy weather. By judged to Messrs. DECEY and French, placing a buoy or boat of the above de of Trinity and Caius Colleges, Cambridge. scription on a sunken or dangerous rock,
The Governors of Bethlein Hospital in any part of the sea, the mariner might have adjudged to Messrs. Good and be warned by the alarm-bell to keep at Lochner, of Hatton-garden, the first a proper distance. premium, for their design for a new Lu
FRANCE. natic Asylum about to be erected in St. A ball of fire appeared in the commune George's-fialds. Nearly sixty names ap- of Chargouville, on the 23d of November, peared in the list of candidates.
which, bursting with a treinendous exThe following is an accurate state. plosion, let fall three large stones, ac. ment of the quantity of rain which companied with smoke, and darted with fell, during the last year, at Dalkeith, such force, that they entered the earth Bothwell Castle, M'Farlane Observatory, to the depth of near 80 centimeters. Glasgow, and Brisbane Observatory, One of the stones is covered with a crust Largs, on a line extending almost quite of greyish black, while the inside is more across the island:
elear. It is rery compact, and hard
enough to cut glass. li appears to con Dalkerb) Borbw.M'Far. Brisb. I
tain globules of iron, pretty large and January 2.2801 1.770 1.743 3.740)
brilliant. . February 0.984 1.455 1.285 3.191
Accounts from Rodez, in the departe March 2.843 2.467 1.687| 4.051)
ment of Aveirou, of the date of the April 1.584 0.768 0.6591 3.170 middle of December, state, that the winte May 1.435 0.707 0.510 0.734 ter had there set-in with extraordinary se June | 1.479 1.962 1.145/ 1.7811 rerity, the snow in many of the surroundJuly 3.134 3.640 3.724 3.100 ing districts being six or seven feet deep; August 3.100 2.410 2.874 3.244 and that in the whole country the most September 0.457 0.620 0.7941 1.8041 dreadful alarm was occasioned by the October 1:570 1.307 1.170 2.399
ravages of the wolves. These ferocious November 4.130 3.334 3.374 4.859
animals, unable to subsist any longer in December 2.310 4.070 2.534 0.6-1:2
their native mountains, Sally forth in Total 25.636 25.010 21.433 38.714
flocks of many hundreds, and, entering
the villages, make the peasant and his Tot. in 28.552 24.440 25.139 40.624
cattle their prey. The villages on the 1809 $128.
open plains are entirely deserted ; a nun.
ber of the poor people having falen sa· A simple and ingenious plan has been crifices in defending their tame animals, proposed for the construction of Liglite and the survivors not chuosing to expose houses, which, if generally exccuied, themselves to similar danger. The Premiglat prove heneficial to the shipping of sect, with the bumane view of reimburs. the United Kingdom. The beacon con- ing the suterers, and preventing the de. sists of a lantern made of cast metal, jo partment being depopulated, bas ordered which there is a piece of clock.work, an inventory to be made of the losses, which makes the lamp turn round every which ainiost exceed belief. It is ascer. two or three minutes, and exhibit differtained, that within the last month, 8000 ent enlightened figures. The figures can sheep, 400 gonts, and soo horses, have be so varied, as to distinguish one light. been killed by these ferocious animals. house froin another, and to prevent the In the departments of the Lozere, and possibility of mistaking the light of a the Upper Loire, the ravages are sti lime-kiln, or accidental fire, for that of a greater. beacon). The projector, Mr. Farmer, It has been found that the quantity also recommends, as a substitute for light, and quality of oil extracted from Olives,
has been augmented by wetting the fruit principles of least resistance with work. with vinegar before it is pressed. The ing to the greatest depth. vinegar must wholly cover the fruit. The The extraordinary Consulta has directe quantity of liquor obtained is oue-teuched that the Schools of the Fine Arts de- , greater than by any other procedure; the pendent on the Academy of St. Luke, oil is better flavored and more limpid.. sball be composed of sixteen chairs, viz.
A method has been discovered of unite six of the highest class, ten of the second, ing marble without iron, which is liable aod three adjuncts. The professors of to rnst, and after rains gives a greenish the first class will enjoy a salary of 1200. colour to the marble. For this purpose francs, those of the secoud 800 francs, a cement is usedl, which prevents ibe rain and the adjuncts 500 francs. Gratificas, from penetraung and spoiling works of tions will be annually granted them froin, art exposed to the weather,
ibe funds of the city. Out of the 25,000 AUSTRIA.
francs granted to the Academy for its A prodigy of precocious acquirement expences, 6300 will be allowed to the has appeared in Germany, in the person candidates for the prizes, and other variof John Spitzler, a youth only 13 years of able demands, for the schools. The builde age, who is said to be well acquainted, ings of the convent of Ara Celi, in the with ten different languages, most of the Capitol, are given to the Academy for mathematical sciences, and to be a pro. the establishment of schools of design, ficient io music. He is a native of Lower exhibition-rooms, cabinets, inuseums, &c. Austria, and the son of a reduced clers and for attendants on the Acarleiny. M. gsman: for the last six months he has Canova is appointed perpetual director. been blind. Thie Einperor Francis has 'The public works undertaken in the settled a pension on him,
same city, for the purpose of clearing The base of the Carpathian mountains, away the earth from the remains of antinear Makonitza, fell on the 6th of Nire quity, are prosecuted with activity. The vember, with a report so loud that it was remains of the Temple of Vesia, also beard at the distance of twelve miles. that of lortuna Virilis, are being put Six villages have been destroyed by this into a state of order and better condition, precipitation, and 34 lives lost.
The workinen have cleared the base of The astragalus bæticus has been suc- the temple of Jupiter Stator, and the cessfully cultivated in large quantities ground about it is completely levelled, near Schönberg in Moravia, as a substin Tire diggings in the Coliseum proceed, tute for cutree. It is sown in April, and and in many places the bases of the pia gathered in September, and requires but lasters are discovered. The Tabularium, very little labour. The seed is created' now disencumbered from the ruins which in the same manner as Arabian coffee, concealed it, displays its beautiful Doric, and inany judges attirm that it is deficient order. The excavations about the tenia only in sniell; it approaches nearer in ple of Antoninus and Faustina, are also Laste to real coffee than any other vege going on briskly. Other works are pro
ceeding in the Forum Romanum, how ITALY.
called the Campo l'accino; in the Baths M. PAREA, inspector of woods at Ra- of Titus, with a view to discover the subTenna, has discovered the secret of ex- terraneous grottos, and their paintings; tracting from the plant-seed of the thorn and also at iche Archa of Janus Quadri(romus paliurus of Linnæus) a clear sweet formis. oil, without sinell, and fit for domestic M. Rosa, of Rimioi, formerly a propurposes.
fessor, and well-known to his countryAll the vines and cotton within 14 men by his works on natural history and miles of Mount Vesuvius, were destroyed natural philosophy, bas discavererl an by the eruption of the 12th of September. indigenous substance proper to be subEvery thing else within eight or ien miles stituted for indign, for communicating all was also destroyed. The lava, in svige shades of blue tints, either to silk, wool, places, was 100 feet deep.
thread, or cotton. He asserts that the A Society for the promotion of Agric colouring fecula of this inatter is in no culture has been establisbed at Roine. wise inferior to indige, whether as to At its first meeting, it was resolved to beauty, or vivacity of colour, or as to offer a prize of the value of about 30 durability and resistance to the effects guineas, for the best Memoir on the con- of exterior budies. struction of a plough adapted to the soil
EAST IXDJES. the country, which would unite the A forest in Lydia, Gs wiles in length,
and 28 in breadth, was set on fire in and it is alleged that a piece of ordnance June last, through the negligence of some of this construction, which will carry three wood-carters. At the date of the ac- 6-pounders, will not exceed the weight count, the conflagration had continued of metal necessary for ore 12-pounder. five weeks, and 50 villages in the vici.
WEST INDIES. nity of the forest had been destroyed. An article has appeared in the Martia Many of the unfortunate and idolatrous nico Gazette of June 1810, describing patives, believing the calainity to be a the wonderful effects of the divine Alcodirect visitation of some vengeful deity, norque, a tree growing on the coast of and not choosing to gurvive the loss of that island, the wood of which is contheir property, precipitated themselves pact and heavy. This wood has acquired into the faines.
The reputation of being a specific in disAn assistant in one of the public offices orders of the liver, and especially in those at the presidency of Calcutta, has lately of the lungs. Should this be justitied by sugrested an improvenient in the con- European practice, the cure of those al. struction of ordnance for naval service. niost incurable disorders, by which 30 This improvement is simple, and admits many thousauds are annually hurried to of easy explanation. The gun is formed the grave, will indeed place it at the head of three separate cylinders lying parallel of all earthly vegetables, and fairly éile to each other, and closely joined in their title it to the epither of divine. The full extent, each with a separate touche "outer bark being taken oll, it is used in hole. The gun, or racher the three guns, infusion; a glass of the liquor being taken thus formed, is mounted on its carriage morning and night with two spoonfuls of in the usual manner, except that, in- honey. Milk, acids, spices, and what stead of being placed on trunnions, it ever irritates, must be avoided. A catarests on a strong projecting ring, which plasın cures pains in the side occasioned is made to embrace the circumference of by abscess in the liver. The recipe is the gun, near its equipoise, and, by a said to be derived froin the Indians. . cogzed wheel, it is rendered easily sus
SOU «H AMERICA. ceptible of being turned vertically on the An American paper observes, that' carriage, so as to bring any of the touch there is an error in the European Charts holes to any particular position. Bu a relative to Cape Frio. It is laid down as proposed improvement in the carriage, being in the latitude of 22. 34. but it is · it is believed that this triple gun may be i: fact in 23. ; this crtof ought to be recworked with the same facility as any of tified; for by those charts.nost vessels the guns that are now in common use, will lie embayed, it being necessary to The inventor conceives that the gun inay' make Cape Frio before they can get up be cast and bored in one mass of metal, to Rio de Janeiro,
REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.
Numbers 20, 21, 22, and 23, of the Vocal Works Number, is so appropriate in its compo,
of Handel, wild a separate Accompanimeni, ar- sition, and so expressive in its engraving, ranged for the Organ ør Piano-forte, by Dr. Jobin Clarke, of Cambridge. Each Number
: as to do much honour to Mr. Burney and Tio Subscribers, 1 goes
Mr. Taylor ; and the music and words. W E have already spoken so amply continue to be printed with all the neat
V of the general merits of this ele. ness and accuracy which we have noticed gant and useful edition of the Vocal in the preceding Numbers. Works of Handel, that we hare left our- « The Mountain Daisy;"' a favourite Song, wrilselves litile to say. The present Numbers ten by Roberi Burns. Composed by J. Blews complete the Oratorio of the Messiah, ill. Is. 6d. and commence that of Judas Maccabirus. This beautiful little sample of Burns's Dr. Clarke continues to prosecute bis genius in ballad-writing bas not fallen laborious, but laudable undertaking, with into bad hands. Though we cannot say, the same sedulous attention to the cone that it might not have been set with more venience of that class of the musical pub. charm of melody and justness of expresa lic for whose use the publication was un- sion, yet it is due to Mr. Blewitt that dertaken, and appears determined to de. we should allow his music a respectable rive honour as well from the execution as portion of merit, and pronounce it wor; from the design. The frontispiece ito thy the attention of the lovers of the Judas Maccabæus, in the twenty-third simple ballad strain,
“ La Parade," a Militers Divertisement for the result extremely pleasing. We, however,
Pianoforle... Coinpored by M. P. King, must object to the affected and awkward. esq. 2s.6d.
distent of some bars of the bass, where This divertisement, which consists of difficulty of execution is introduced withan introductory adagio, a rondo, and the out any compensating effect. : . celebrated marcb given to the song " Let
Le " Farewell, Harp!" an original Canzonet, with us take the Road," in the Beggar's Opera, : Variations for the Piano-forre, of Harp; dediis greatly above mediocrity, and calou- cated to Mrs. Tarlton. of Cloverly House, by lated to sustain Mr. King's reputation as Thomas Taylor. 1s6d. a composer. A fucility of conception, “ Farewell, Harp !" is adapted to the and considerable knowledge of effect, is popular Welsh air, “Nos Galon," or evident throughout the piece, and the New Year's Night.” Mr. Taylor, by movements are judiciously contrasted. the use he has made of this pleasing ** bile the sweet blushing Spring ;” a favourite little specimen of Cambrian inelody, has
Duett. Tbe Words writien by Fielding ; the imparted to jo considerable interest. It Music composed by Edward Taylor. Is. 6d. speaks the sense of the words, to which
This duett is set a la ballata, in two it is here united with force and truth : verses. Finding nothing new or tasteful and the variations are fanciful and atin the melody, we hoped to be able to tractive. commend the combination of the parts, Air, vill Variations for the Piano-forte. Come but were licre again disappointed. The posed by W. A. Mozart. 25. whole construction is so bad as to have From the perusai of this air and its doubly excited our pity: first, for the variations we have received great pleamisfurtune of the poet in falling into cure. An elegant Row, and easy sinontibuch miserable hands; and next, for the ness, form the chief characteristics of the coinposer's ignorance of his own inca melódy, and the style in which it is pacity.
worked upon is worthy of the excellent « Tbe Voice of Spring;" a fadourite Glee for Four subject. "To practitioners on the instrua
Veices. Composed by W. J. Stevens, 11. 64. ment for which it is here adapted, this
We should suppose, from the general piece cannot fail to be as useful as graticonstruction of this glee, that Mr. W.J. fying. Stevens is a young composer. With " The Foresters ;" a favourile Rondo. Composed juvenile efforts we always wish to be a rd arranged for the Pranc-forle, by M. tender, but Vaults exhibit themselves in Holst. 23. the pages before us, that force disappro- Much spirit and animation pervades bation. The melody is feeble and un chis little piece. Mr. lioise's efforts in connected, the fabrication of the har- this species of coin position have often mony betrays ignorance of the secrets of received our approbation, but never beta good coniposition, and the general effect ter deserved it than in the present init is consequently bad.
stance. All the movements are happily & Oby Care Armonia! Ob / Dolce Piacere!" yaried, and relieve cach other with ad
Song, by Mozart, with twenty-five Variations mirable effect. for ibe Piano-forte. Composed and dedicated to The Eclipse Hornpipe;" arranged as e Rendo 1o Angelica Cataloni, by ł, Fiorillo. 45.
for the Piano-forte, by S. Hale, Is. 6L These variations, all of which, except This little piece, as an exercise far the twelfth, thirteenth, twenty-first, and young practitioners, deserves our recome twenty-second, are adapted to the harp mendation. The passages are not only as well as the piano-forte, are written pleasing, but lay well for the hand, and with much real taste and fancy, and cannot fail to promote its progress in display considerable knowledge of the execution powers and characters of both instru
" W by dee's my Love ber Linnal mourn?” to ments. They are all pleasing, progres
favourite Song, composed and arranged ruich an sively difficult in their execution, and accompaniment forsibe Pianozforte, by Sir J. . admirably calculated for practice.
Stevenson, Mus. Dec. 15. L. Reueil des Gracer;" a favourilt Pastara! We find in the melody of this song Rondo feribe Piano-forte. Composed and much genuine taste and truth of expresa dedicated 10 Miss ficbari, by J. S. Peile. sion; and cannot but add that it is no 2s.6d.
small honour to the talents of Sir John This rondo has considerable claims to Stevenson, that he should be able, by pur commendation. The general curn of the force of his own fancy and feeling, to the passages is easy and ingenious, their impart any thing like interest to such ennection obvious, and their general insipid and senseless words.
MONTHLY RETROSPECT OF THE FINE ARTS.. The Use of all New Prints, Communications of Articies of Intelligence, fc. are
requested under cover to the Cure of the Publisher.
Ste Lady of tbe Leke; a Po:m by W her Scott, The Sixrb Exbibition of the Works of British
Esq. illustrated with Eugravings from be i rrisis, places in tbe Gallery of tbe British Designs of R. 18'estall, Esq. R. d. Publisb. 191Titunion, Pall Mall, for Exbibiriga and ed by youn Sharpe, Piccadily.
Sale, 1811. İTALTER Scott may justly be The British Institution has removed
V called the poet of painters, que great cause of lamentation, which few modern poets abouodiug Thore in every adinirer and practiser of art in bigh-wrought descriptions and interest. England most feelingly deplored, the ing situations. Mr. Westall has availe want of a good school of colouring) by ed himself of the popularity of the opening their gallery during the sum. Lady of the Lake, to make a series of mer and autumu to British students, in des:yns similar to those from Marinion; which they are. perinitted to study some but with an inferior degree of success. of the finest specimens of pajuting There is more of the mannerist in this which can be obtained from the most series, than any other of the works of magrificent collections in this country: this master, who is so decided a manner and their patriotic wishes of seeing a ist, that he need not place his name new school of historic painting, rising to any of his works, it being written within the walls of their institute, is in legible characters, jo every nose, certainly fast approaching to a consum. mouth, eye, and foot, of his figures, mation. Among the advantages arising Mr. Westall bas too long given up the to the country from proper encourage study of nature for the ideal world of ment to the arts generally, and fruin his own creation; not so furious indeed the British Institution particularly, (al. as that of Mr. l'useli, but equally mono- though they feelingly admit that it is not tonous, and that of a worse description- suitable to the wealth, the power, and cloying or insipid. The designs appear the dominion, of the United Kingdoin) done in much haste, and not in the best may be eaunierated, that our artists are manner of the artist; who can, when he not now entirely confined to portraiture will, produce pictorial loveliness and lux: that to portraiture is given a poetic chauriousness in all its splendor; as some of racter; that they can study the best of his best works, particularly bis Marriage the old masters without ditńculty; that Procession, from one of the compartments a good school of colouring, (additional of the shield of Achilles, exhibited in his to ihe one of drawing in the Royal Acagallery last spring, fully evince. The first demy,) is annually opened for tbem; print (Ellen in her Boat) is decidedly that they are encouraged by premiums the best : the attitude is appropriate, to a laudable emulation, and have a the figure charming and lovely, and is conslant marc for the sale of works of the very Ellen of the poet. But cane merit. This society is happily on the dour impels us to say, that, comparing advance, although the government, to che drawing witli the print, the drafts- its disgrace be it spoken,) have refuman is under infinite obligations to the sed the triling boon solicited by them; engraver, (the younger Heath,) who has and gratihed are we in a high degree produced one of the sweetest prints to see the paines of every member of that has emanated from the burin of the Royal family, male and female, modern art. It cannot be spoken of ainong the games of the governors of anin too bighly, or admired too much. The stitution, which, as they inforio us in their other prints, are Ellen and Allan Bane, introduction to the present catalogue, by Englehart; the Elevation of the has for its object a just appreciation of Fiery Cross, by Raimbach, a print of great the Fine Arts, mot inerely as sources excellences Ellen, Allan Bane, and of revenue, or as means of civil rehne. the Knight of 'Snowdon, by Auker ment, but have been revered and toSmiths; Roderick Dhu discovering Ilim- noured for a nobler and more useful pura self and bis Ambush, by Noble; and pose. When directed to intellectual Ellen claiming the Promise given with and national objects, and winlst their the Ring, from king James, by Golding character is neither degraded by vulgar Nor should we forget mentioning with subjects, nor sullied by licentious images, much commendation the bcautiful vig. they are calculated to raise the standard neire by Pye.
of morality and patriotisip; to attract