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2065, 35X 4897, 295 x 581, and 413X at Serampore, on the evening of the 11th 415. He was then asked to give the of March, destroying 2,000 reams of Engfactors of 36083; but he immediately lish paper, and founts of type in fourteen replied that it had none; which in fact languages, besides English. The loss was the case, as 36083 is a prime num- could not be less than 12,000l. and all the ber. One gentlemen asked him how literary labours of the missionaries are many minutes there were in forty-eight interrupted in consequence. years; and before the question could be CAPT. FLINDERS, the circumnavigator, written down, he replied 25,228,800; has discovered that, when the head of a and instantly added, that the number ship is to the westward, there is an in. of seconds in the same period was creased variation in the compass. 1,513,728,000. In one case he was Mr. W. HAMILTON, of the island of asked to tell the square of 4395; he at St. Nevis, writes to the editor of the first hesitated, but, when he applied him- Oxford Herald, that the Souffreire still self to it, he said it was 19,316,025. On continues to burn, and that it is now as. being questioned as to the cause of his certained that a new crater has been hesitation, he replied that he did not formed to the north-east of the old one, like to multiply four figures by four fi. from which it is only separated by a'nargures; but, said he, “ I found out ano- row ridge. This new crater throws out ther way, I multiplied 293 by 293, and smoke and flames, and on the night of then multiplied this product twice by the Tuesday the 9th (June) made a slew of number 15, which produced the same another eruption; but nothing took place result.” On another occasion, the Duke beyond an emission of stones and ashes, of Gloucester asked him the product of most of which fell back into the abyss 21,734 multiplied by 543 : he immedi- from whence they came. The whole ately replied 11,801,562: but, upon appearance of the mountain is changed, some remark being made, the child said and the ascent, where it had been most he had, in his own mind, multiplied difficult, rendered plain and easy, by the 65202 by 181. Although in the first filling up of ravines, and swelling of pre. instance it is evident that 4395 is equal cipices. The Conical mount has been to 293 X 15, and consequently that destroyed, and an immense lake of boil(4395)2=(293)2 x(15); and that in ing water supplies its place; from this the second case 543 is equal to 181X3, lake vast quantities of black sand are and consequently that 21734X(181X3) perpetually ibrown up: and on the south=(21734X3)x181; yet, it is remarks west side there is a large furnace, which able that this combination should be im- is constantly seen to throw up red-hot mediately perceived by the child. Per- stones. The beds of the Wallibon and laps this child possesses an intuitive Rabacca rivers are completely levelled, knowledge of some important properties and appear throughout almost the whole of numbers; and, although he is inca« of their respective courses to be changed pable at present of giving any satisfactory into volcanoes, abounding in fissures, account of the state of his mind, or of from which flame, sinoke, and sulphur, communicating to others the knowledge are constantly emitted. which it is so evident he does possess; A patent Metallic Life Boat, on pneuyet there is reason to believe that, when matic and hydrostatic principles, that bis mind is more cultivated, he will be will neither sink nor overset, yet serve all able to divulge the mode by which he the ordinary purposes of ships' boats, operates, and to point out some new either for rowing or sailing, was tried last principles of calculation. With this week near London-bridge. It was the view a number of gentlemen have taken ebb ride, during the time of the greatest the child under their patronage, and fall, and she had her crew on board, have formed themselves into a committee and was filled with water. She passed for the purpose of superintending his through with the greatest safety, and diseducation; but, whether they shall be charged a considerable portion of the able wholly to accomplish the object water which had been purposely put into they have in view, much depends on her. This Life-boat is made of malleable the assistance they may receive from the iron, lead, and tin, twenty feet long and public. For our parts, we feel a deep six feet wide, and draws only ten inches interest on the subject, and bope the of water, with twenty-five persons. They readers of the Monthly Magazine will possess valves, that without pumping, or liberally participate with us.

personal aid, discharge all the water from A fire broke out in the printing-office them, which valves act occasionally as Monthly Mag, No. 232.

Kk preunatic, pneumatic or air valves; they are by- during the summer, with stores of the drostatically ballasted with confined plant Chererophyllum sylvestre, wbich is water, taken in or put out at pleasure; one of the principal ingredients. and are remarkably buoyant and lively

FRANCE. in agitated water. It is the invention A new comet was discovered by M. of Mr. DODD, the engineer.

Pons, of Marseilles, on the 20th of July. RUSSIA.

Its course was then between the feet of In the course of 1811, the Emperor the Camelopard and the head of the of Russia founded at Zarsko Zelo, an Lynx.-It was discovered afterwards at introductory school for youths destined Paris by M. Bouvard, and, according to to fill the first offices of the state. Only the calculations of these astronomers, it young nobility of good morals will be passed its perihelion on the 15th of Sepadmitted; they must already have re- tember, when its distance from the sun, ceived the rudiments of general instruc- taking that of the earth at unity, was tion. The number is never to be below 0,77835, and its inclination to the ecliptwenty; and never to exceed fifty. The tic is 74° 20'. number of professors is fourteen : they M. HUMBOLDT has announced his in. teach the Russian, German, and French tention of shortly quitting Paris on his languages; the moral sciences, mathe- travels through Asia, and he purposes matics, natural philosophy, history, the making some stay in Tibet. belles-lettres, the fine arts, and the use To ascertain the origin of aniinalcules, of arms.

a French chemist lately took a glass By a sketch of the literature of Russia, globe, that would hold about six common from 1801 to 1805, lately published, it bottles of liquid, well rinsed it with appears that the number of works pub- distilled water, and then filled it with lished within five years was 1304 ; of water, which he had just distilled a se which 756 were originals, and 348 trans- cond time. Having inverted it on a lations. The number of works transla- pneumatic trough, he expelled about ted from the French amounied to 262; five-sixths of the water by introducing the number from the German to 198. first a portion of oxygen gas, and then The works in theology were 213; those three times as much bydrogen gas. He in philosophy only 22; the novels 210. then corked the globe in the trough with The number by Russian living authors a cork that fitted it very tight, and tied were 339; anonyinous works were 742. a piece of wet bladder over the cork as

A meteoric stone, of the weight of soon as it was taken out. When this fifteen pounds, fell to the eartii, on the bladder was dry, be covered it with 1st of March, 1811, in the village of putty, and tied another piece of bladder Konleghowsk, dependent on the town of over this. The globe, thus prepared, Romea, in the government of Tscher- he placed in very hot dung, into which nigoff, in Russia, and making part of it was sunk to the level of the water, the domains of Count Golovkin: its fall and covered it with a frame. In 12 days was preceded by three violent claps of he removed the frame, and examined thunder. When it was dug out from the the globe; no alteration was perceptible; depth of more than three feet, through in 15 days it was in the saine state; but, a thick layer of ice, it still possessed the heat of the bed having diminished, heat: it was remarked, that at the third some fresh hot dung was added; care clap of thunder there was an extraordi. being taken to agitate the globe as little nary explosion, with a loud noise, and as possible in noving it. In 15 other tbrowing out a great quanuity of sparks. days the water appeared not perfectly

As a proof of the low state of litera- . limpid; but no pellicle, or distinct subture in Russia, it ought to be remarked, stance of any kind, was perceptible. In that in the grand national library, lately 18 days, as soon as the traine was re. completed and opened at Petersburgh, moved, the water appeared greenish. out of 250,000 printed volumes, 30,000 On a closer inspection, long vegetations relate to theology!

of a beautiful green color were per. SWEDEN.

ceived ramifying in all directions on the A physician at Stockholm has disco. bottom and sides of the vessel. Several pered a method, hitherto unknown, of that were of a larger size, but less green, curing the must obstinate cases of sy were suspended in the water, and had a plebis, The Royal College of Medicine mucous appearance. Mr. Fray now approve of it, and bave given notice to removed the globe to the window of his the apothecaries to provide themselves, study. In 5 days he opened the will

dow,

dow, the sun then shining on the globe, all motionless: in every drop of water and perceived here and there, on the however one or two were perceived, that summits of the vegetations, little insects, had a very slow motion. moving about pretty quickly. He count Messrs. THENAPD and CLUZEL being ed ninety-sis moving in various direc- sent to Flushing to direct the means of tions. They were all of the same spe- health, they ordered earthen vessels to cies; and he soon discovered that they be placed in the apartments for the sol. were of the genus Podura. For a few diers as well as those where prisoners days their number increased, and they were confined; these were filled with were more brisk in their motions: but oxymuriatic acid, greatly diluted with in about three weeks, or less, their mo- water, and they obliged every man emtion had ceased, and they were dead. ployed on the fortifications to dip his Their bodies soon changed color, and bands into one of the vessels every mornbecame of a wbitish grey. As soon as ing before he went out to his work, the sun had acquired some power, the They placed similar vessels in the ditches green matter gradually grew pale. At of stinking inud, so that, from these and length it disappeared entirely, its fila- the fumigations employed, the workmen ments were decomposed, and all this were immersed day and night in an atorganic and vegetable matter was pre- mosphere of oxymuriatic acid, and precipitated to the bottom of the water, served their health. It further appears where it formed a very white mucous that many of the prisoners infected with sediment. After some months, the the itch soon experienced the good efa surface of the water was covered pretty fects of this immersion of their hands in copiously with an oily matter. On open. diluted oxymuriatic acid. One who had ing the globe a slight smell of mouldiness the disease all over him in an inveterate was perceived. A drop of the water, degree, and that had resisted every apwith a little of the pellicle swimming on plication, requested permission to wet it, being taken up with the point of a rays in the bowls and rub bis body with toothpick, and examined with the mio them, and by so doing was perfectly croscope, it exhibited an immense num- cured in a few days. ber of globules, of various sizes, almost

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