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troduce them without any comment, Your pamphlet will do a great deal of merely premising that I am not suffi• good, and render an important service ciently acquainted with the juridical his to truth and science, which has suffered tory of this sect, to know whether these by the trick of some person calling bim. regulations are of ancient or inodern self Fisher, who bas, by his audacity, date; and, also, should they be in any contrived to palin one of his nostrums on ways incorrectly stated, I should consider the public, instead of the genuine simple it a favour to have the errors pointed herli. . out.
Persons afflicted, booksellers, and 1. The goakers are directed by their others, ought to be cautioned against annual assembly, not to lend their meet. the inposition of this Fisher, whose ing-houses to the ministers of any other pamphlet about his nostrum, only yes sect, on any occasion whatever : and terday, was sent to a friend of mine, the friends themselves are desired not to who had ordered your pamphlet under borrow the meeting houses of other sec. the title of “ Communications," and whose taries, if any other condenient building bookseller gravely contends he has execan be oblained.
cuted his order! 2. If any person who has been dis. We all know how the introduction of owned by the society shall desire to be the cow-pox was perplexed by the artiburied in the quaker's burial ground, -it fices of quackery, and I humbly conceive is always granted; but it is strictly for. it is your duty to put the public on their bidden for the corpse of such person to guard against the new shapes it has asbe taken into the meeting-house, as suined on this occasion." granted in other cases; and if at the
w.S. WILLIAMS. ground any minister should attend, and Bristol, June 6, 1811. wish to address the assembly, it is not allowed to open the meeting-house to To the Editor of the Monthly Magazinc. receive the persons assembled, let the
SIR, weather be ever so unfavourable.
HAT war is an evil, which all good 3. It is generally considered improper 1 and considerate persons, whatever among the quakers, for any person who their religious persuasions may be, must wears a cape to his coat, has outside wish to see abolished, I shall take for pockets, or a high-crowned hal, to fulfil granted, for it seems to me utterly impos. the office of clerk in any of their meet. sible to be otherwise. Some there are, ings for discipline, or speak in such no doubt, who excuse, or endeavour to meetings.
excuse, most horrid transactions, on the 4. It is directed by the annual assembly, plea of necessity; whilst others, with that no quaker shall publish any book inore christian benevolence, ulterly con. . concerning the principles of the friends, demn such proceedings. without the revision and consent of a It appears to ine, that if the power meeting of elders, called the morning ful, at the head of different nations, meeting.
would seriously turn their thoughts to the 5. li is a law of this society, that no subject, that it is not without some properson shall continue a member, who is bability, that a National Court of Arbie in the practice of paying tithes, contri- tration inight be established, to which, hotary to the church rates, or who, in when two nations disagree, their cause any manner supports the clergy, or a might be referred, and that the decision hreling ministry; but the friends are of that court would frequentiy (if not strictly admonished to pay all taxes, eren always) be abided by. Do we not see vur-tales, faithfully and uprightly.. that when a difference exists between
'I. BURROWS. two people, respecting sonię transaction Chapter Coffee-kouse, May 8, 1811. in business, that the cause is referred to
private arbitration, and the decision To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. —SIR,
* We know of no means of effectually IN regard to the grand discovery of guarding ignorance against delusion. We did 1 Stramonium as a cure of asthma, you Cure of asthma you our duty, and we hope no more than our daty,
in collecting, with a public object, all the have given a death-blow to a piece of
respectable materials and facts relative to nefarious quackery, by publishing in a
Asthma. Our pamphlet is before the public, separate pamphlet, the communications
and we have no doubt will produce the good made to your respectable Magazine, with
effects on which we calculated, particularly other authentic documents on the sub- if every great city contains one partisan of the jeet
seal of Mr. Williams.-EDIT.'
abided by? Why therefore would it be have made enquiry among may acquaine inpossible to forin a National Court of tance, and have met with two of them Arbitration. I rather compare a court that have undergone that trifling opera. of this sort (1) an arbitration, than to a tion, they assured me they have not hand Court of Justice; for, in an arbitration, the slightest affection of the teeth since, the parties each chuse their friends to be though it is more than twenty years ago. the setulers of the dispute, which is not I should be inuch obliged if any of your the case when people go to law, the judge intelligent correspondents would inform and jury perhaps are all unknown to me, through the inedium of your Maga. the parties ditfering. Each nation mnight zine, whether they have tried the experia send one or inore deputies to the Na. ment? With what success, and who are tional Court, which should perhaps ineet the operators? The subject may appear at ditferent places, as might suit, or have trilling to some of your readers, but it is one permanent place of assembling. not so to myself. I can neither obtain Although this proposal may lo many repose, enjoy the society of my friends, appear absurd and not likely to produce nor ämuse myself with my library, AB any good, you will lay inserting it in your the request of a particular friend, I return miscellany much oblige,
your correspondent Verax his grateful AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT. thanks for ihe valuable communication April 23d, 1811.
relative to the herb stramonium. My P.S. Was 'there ever an attempt of this friend was attacked with all the dreadful kind acted on?
varieties of the disorder, le endured, bus
not enjoyed, existence, and looked for. To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.
ward with pleasure for a termination to
his worldly sufferings, he consulted the SIR,
most eminent medical practitioners, and TF any of your readers can refer me to
tried every remedy, but with no effect, I other books, written against what is
till reading in your Magazine the letter commonly called Impressing or Pressing
of Verax; since that time, existence, Stamen, than those mentioned below, I
which was before a burthen, is rendered shall be much obliged to them to give me
doubly delicious by a recollection of his the information through the channel of
former sufferings. your Miscellany. References to pas
E. C. sages (of consequence on this subject, in books which may not be wholly writ- To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine, ten on it, whether against the practice
SIR, or not, will also be acceptable.
NE of your correspondents lias 1. The Sailors Advocate. 8 edit. Lond. 1777. U
pointed out several errata in a 8vo. p. 42, (first printed in 1727-8.) stereotype edition of Hume and Smol. 2. A Short Essay upon the present mode of lett's llistory of England, and enquires Impressing Men, &c. By a Free.
if any of your numerous correspond. holder. Lond. 1791. duodecimo, p. 92.
ents can inform him whether it is pos3. A Discourse on the Impressing of Mariners,
sible for so many errors to be committed wherein Judge Forster's Argument is in the stereotype inode of printing. considered and answered. Lond. Codill. In answer to his enquiry, I beg leave (no date) 8vo.
to remark, that it appears very pos. 4. Essay on the pernicious practice of Im. sible for errors to be committed, if we pressing Sea.men. Lond. 1760 inay judge from the specimens that have A CONSTANT READER. been given to the public, and even in
books, which, of all others, ought cer. To the Editor of the Alonthly Magazine. tainly to be printed with the greatest
accuracy. Í LAVING for the last month been In the Cambridge stereotype edition
M almost distracted with pain arising of the New Testament, 12ino. I have met from a decayed tooth, which repeated with the following errors; others may attempts hare been made to extract have possibly escaped my notice: without success, I turned over the pages
Mark iv. lo. could for sbould. of your usetul Miiscellany to obtain some
Luke ii. 4. Tepetition of the word of. information of a remedy, and in page ix. 39. comma improperly placed 347, of vol. 9, I found an account of a
afier bardly, semody by burning the cartilage of the xvi. ii. commmit for commit. * eur. Since reading that statement ! xxi. 30. omission of the word ye.
2 Cor. vii. 6. comforted for com:fortatb. taken out of Calthrop Church, Lincoln Gal. vi. at top. liberal teachers for liberal shire, the whole town.being bitten bra 10 teachers.
mad dog; and all that took this mentie 2 Pet. iii. 16. resc for wrest.
cine did well, while all the rest died nuada 3 John v. 12. bare for bear,
In a P.$. it is added, many years els I have not had an opportunity of examic perience have proved that this is an el ning any other stereotype cititions of fectual cure.. . James Halle books, but a friend has pointed out to me St. Martin's-lane. an error in the Oxford stereotype New Testament, 8vo. Heb. vii. 21, where to the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. " was an oath," is stereotyped for “ with SIR,
ini teling an oath."
J.J. If the following observations, in ado
I dition to what has already been arte To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.
vanced, in answer to the Query respect
w. ing the Moon, which appeared in one of SIR, TITILL any of your obliging musical
we wil the late numbers of your respectable dla correspondents inform me, through
in gazine, be worthy of a place wherein, I the medium of your excellent miscellany,
will esteem niyself honoured by the Air
W who was the original inventor of that
The inference drawn from the moon beautiful instrument the violin; which has for many years past attained its per
always presentivg the same face lo us;
that, her seas are thus restrained from As there are so many contradictory
rising to too great a height over the land:
on the side next the primary; atrods a reports respecting its inventor and in
pleasing provements, I dare say many of your
illustration of the provident readers, who, like myself, are ignorant
care of the great creator; but I have ottens in this respect, will he equally thankful
thought that such illustrations would make, with me, in ascertaining its true origin.
a more permanent impression upon the Greenwich.
D. D. Bacu.
mind, if accompanied with an investie; gation of the causes or instruments
whereby such effects are produced. : To the Editor of the Alonthly Magazine: Your correspondents take it for granted SIR,
that there is water in the moon; but he Sa friend in Scotland, whose only sides the inequalities discovered in the A son was bitten lately by a mad doy, darker paris of her disc, there are much is extremely anxious to procure the best stronger reasons for believing there is no recipes for preventing the hydropi.obia, water. The light of these obscure re. , and the dog-days are approaching, in gions, supposed to be water, varies acwhich some of your readers niay be in. cording to tlie angle of illumination, or terested in the matter, permit me to the altitude of the sun above their horia send you the following recipe, which I zon; and when the moon is near her found huug in the parish church of Ley. conjunction, they are not much less lu. ton, Essex, and which, with some others, minous than the other parts of hier disc, I have transcribed and sent to my friend. which could never happen if they were
For the bile of a mad dog. Take the covered with water; for when a fluid leaves of rue, picked from the stalls and surface is not ruffled by the wind, the bruised, six ounces; garlic, picked from light of the sun, or rather the inage of the stalks and bruised; Venice treacle, the sun, could not be seen onless, when or mithridate; and the scrapings of the eye of the observer was in the line pewter; of each four ounces. . Boil all of reflected rays. these over a slow fire, in two quarts of La Grange has shown, that while the strong ale, till one .pint is consumed; lunar surface ought to be elevated at the then keep it in bottles, close stopped, equator; yet the elevation is four times and give of it nine spoonfuls to a nan or as great in the direction of the diameter woman, warni, seven mornings together, of the equator, that is directed to the fasting.
earth; in the same way as the wa ers of This, if given within nine days after the earth are always of a spheroidal form, the biting of the dog, will prevent the the axis of the spheroid being directed hydrophobia. Apply some of the ingre. towards the moon; and, as Laplace obo dients, from which the liquor was strained,
serves, * “ we may easily conceive that to the bitten place. This receipt was, some years ago, vol. 2
*System of the World by Mr.Pond, p. $1$,
if the greater axis of the moon deviates cording to the French method, for the a little from the direction of the radius purpose of taking the honey without des vector," a line, “ which joins its centre stroying the labourers, one of the inha. with that of the earth, the terrestrial aca bitants resenied the offence, by deeply traction will tend to bring it down to infixing his sting just below iny leti ear. this radius; in the same manner as gra. The pain was unusually severe, a
The pain was unusually severe, and in a vity brings a pendulum towards the ver- few moments I felt my swallow greatly tical."
affected. Much alarmed, I lastened The physical cause of the moon at all into the house to procure some sweet times presenting the same face to the oil, with which to rub the part affected, earth, may be inferred from what fol. In a little while I felt entire relief from lows. “ If the primitive motion of the the spasm which had alarmed me, and, rotation of this satellite had been suffi. in a quarter of an hour, or twenty mi. ciently rapid to have overcome this ten, nutes, continuing the friction all this derev; the period of its rotation would time, was perfectly relieved from all not have been perfectly equal to that of pain.
J. BICHENO. its revolution, and the difference would Neubury, May 15, 1911. hare ciscovered to us successively every point in its surface. But at their origin, For the Monthly Magazine. che angular motions of rotation and revo.
THEORY of HARMINICS. lution having differed but little, the force ewid velit ei possit Rerum Concordia Discorso by which the greater axis of the moon
HOR. Pended to deviate from the radius vector,
THE analogy between musical sounds
I was not sufficient to overcome the ten.
1 and colours, or, in other words, bedency of this same asis towards the ratween uudible and visual harinony, first dius due to the terrestrial vravity, which discovered by NEWTON, appears to be by this means has rendered their motions perfect. rigorously equal."
The natural audible chord is the The local advantases which will arise third and fish, completed by the octave, to beings who may inhabit other worlds, or reduplication of the first more acute, from the operation of physical causes, or grave. are not likely to be known to us in this
The natural visual chord is the same state of being; and, however laudable completed by its octave, or the same their investigation may be, I cannot but colour, more intense or weak. regret, that modern, or rather popular,
The tour intermediale sounds and science seems more devoted to them,
colours, form the intermediate degrees than in improving or communicating a
of the musical and optical scale. These knowledge of the causes which produce
are the primary distinct sounds and the phenomena of nature. It is piously
colours, of which all the rest are comfashionable to refer every phenomenon to
A perfict white in colour, a the goodness of God, as if religion taught perfect consonance in viusic. That they us to be ashamed of looking through the
are concords, seems to result from this, medium of that causation which con
that they have the utmost distinctness nects us and all nature with its benevo and simplicity in the perception of them: lent father. The word and work of the
an obvious, striking, interesting ferAlmighty must go hand in hand, nor is
ence. They are consequently fit to lead it possibie, by degrading the study of his
and support the whole systein, their works, that dignity can be added to the
recognition being so easy and agreeable, sentiments of rational beings.
Every primary sound conluins its larHackney, JonN JACKSON,
mony. It has been proved by expe. Play 3, 1311. Philosophical Lecturer. riment, that every primary ray is also
resolvable into its harmonies, and cone
tains the two others in subordinate propote To the Editor of the Monthly Maguzine, cion. Hence their relation to each other, SIR,
and to the discords. The discord, are S the knowledge of the following those sounds and colours which parrake A fact may be of some use, I will of the two concords which are contiguous thank you to give it a place among the on each side: as miscellaneous articles which occupy the E the ed to D and F. pages of your widely extended and useful G(ihe 4th of D) to F and A. Magazine. On opening one of the louves Orange to red and yellow, of a book-live, in which I keep lees, aga Green to yellow and blues . MUNTALY Mas. No. 214,
The 4th of the key seems to have ana-, had supposed: but, as this important Jogous properties in visual and audible fact had escaped the researches of Sir harmony by its distinctness; it has much John Hawkins, Dr. Burney, and Dr. more of the concord than of the discord, Busby; and as the instruinent appears to in its effect. Thus green sofiens, re- have been unknown to Rousseau, I can lieves, and unites, all the other colours. only infer that its progress, prior to the
These tones of sound, or shades of year 1760, must have been, as happens colour, give a perception which is less to many other valuable inventions, very, clear, simple, distinct, and easy; less slow, for many years from the time of its pure and homogeneous; and therefore first discovery. It also seems, that, less agreeable, if taken, not in series, but Zoumpe, as I conjectured, did introduce iu single combination.
it to England about the time which I But then the concords of sound and supposed; though I was mistaken in Golour, by their permanent diversity, supposing hini to have been the original would be harsh; or, to use a very signiinventor. It is possible, however, that, ficant French term, tranchant.* The he might change it from the harpsichord gradations would be too violent to please form, to the more convenient and handfor a continuance.
soine rectangular form which it now geThe intermediate tones and semitones, nerally has. tints and shades of tone, serve to unite Having been indebted to this delight and to soften the gradation and transi- ful instrument for so much encrease to tion in both instances; though relative the happiness of my life, and consolation discords, individually taken, they con- of its cares, as I should in vain attempt to tribute in their general effect to the full express, whatever light can be throun and absolute harmony.
on its bistory, cannot but greatly in•, I am inclined to think that the theory terest me, and I should think almost of the minor keys, and all the secondary every other lover of music. I rejoice, results, both in painting and music, in consequently, that so much appears 10 the various combinations of sound and be already ascerta ned; and that there colour, so far as they are regular and is so good a prospect of farther discovery pleasing, may be deduced from this one and communication. It is as different principle, the apt assemblage and co-or- from the harpsichord, as a female style dination of diversity and similarity, of vocal performance is from a male: whence results that various uniformity and this ditference should be always which in all things delights. Contrast observed in the composition or choice of and approximation, light and shade, re- music for either instrument and the lief and repose, the forte and the piano, manner of playing, otherwise their re. seem the elements of this stupendous spective advantages become relative de. and beautiful universe; whose harmony fects. is perfected not less by its discordant, than its consonant, parts. Yet to this
On the Comet of 1807. effect it is supposed, that the concords predominate. These are the grounds, Its very eccentric orbit being non ihe rest is incidental and auxiliary to so well ascertained, (its nodes lying so their effect.
near to its perihelion,) and its perihelion Masters of painting and music, in distance appearing to have been calcu. theory and in practice, may confirm lated bythe French astronomers with great and extend this idea: but I have a strong exactness, to which its long visibility persuasion that it is a great and leading, and the extent of circle it described or beautiful and sublime, truth.
must have much contributed, it is now
not unimportant, at least it may be cu. For the Monthly Magazine, rious, to consider, what would have been On the INVENTION of the PIANO-FORTE. its appearance to us if the Earth had
I am very much obliged to your "Leen-in Libra or Scorpio, about the time correspondent, Mr. Lydiatt, for his of its passing from its peribelioni, in its intelligence respecting ihe invention ascending node. The Earth would then of the PIANO-FORTE. It appears (if have been on the same side of the sun there be no iniscake) to be near half with the comet; and its nearness would a century earlier in its origin than I have been as the difference of their re
spective distances from the sun vearly: * Price in his admirable Essay on The consequently the Comel would have been PICTURISQUE.
about thirty-five millions of miles trois,