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tronomy, quarto, with corrections and will merit the patronage of the literary additions ; which, with the third volume world. of Tables, now in print, will complete The following annual Prelections will the work.
commence in the first week of November Miss MITFORD, author of Christina, next, and continue till May, in the Miscellaneous Priems, &c. has under. Glasgow Medical School :~Anatomy and taken a Series of Narrative Pocins on the Surgery. Dr. Jeffrey, University; Mr. Female Character, in the various rela. Alian Burns, College-street.-- Practice tions of Life. The first volume, contain- of Medicine. Dr. Freer, University; ing Blanch and The Sisters of the Cot. Dr. Robert Watt, College-street.-Thetage, is in the press.
ory of Medicine. Dr. Freer, University; Mr. John MII FORD, A.B. is preparing Dr. Robere Watt, College-street.- Ma. for the press, the Achilleis of Sratius: teria Medica. Mr. Millar, University : with the collations of several MS5. and Dr. Ure, Anderson's Institution.-Che. some editions whose readings have not micul and Medical Pharmacy. Dr. been given before, particularly two very Cleghorn, University; Dr. Ure, Anderscarce ones belonging to Lord Spencer. son's Institution.- Midwifery, and Dis.
Mr. Joun BELLAMY proposes to print cases of Women, &c. Mr. Towers, Uniby subscription, the fall of Deism; versity; Mr. John Burns, College-street. wherein the objections of the ancient Clinical Lectures. Dr. Robert Cleg. and modern Deists against the Old and born, and Dr. Richard Millar.--Clinical New Testaments, during the last sixteen Surgery. Mr. John Scrutore.— Veterihundred years, from Porphyry and Cel. nary Medicine and Surgery. Mr. Courer, sus, down to Spinoza, Hobbes, Bolinge The Eighth Volume of the General broke, Morgan, Voltaire, Tindal, and Biography, in quarto, by Dr. AIKIN, Paine, are answered.
the Rev. 1. Morga'), and others, is going Mr. Andrew Llors will immediately to press, and the reinainder, to complete put to the press, a short Essay, in which the work, will follow with all convenient the Seat of Vision is determmed; and, speed. by the discovery of a new function in Mr, PaRRY is preparing for the press, the organ, a foundation laid for explain the whole of bis Ballads, Epigrams, and ing its mechanism, and the various phe other fugitive pieces of Poetry; to be nomena, on principles bitlierto unat. published in one volume, 8vo. tempted.
A new edition is in the press, of A New Review, or, Monthly Analysis Painter's Palace of Pleasure; the earliest of General Literature, is announced from as well as the most popular collection of the classical press of Mr. VALPy. The romances of the Elizabethan era, seplan is, to analyse every publication, by lected froin the writings of Bandello, giving a view of the Contents; the Pre. Boccacio, the Queen of Navarre, Belleface, when it explains the subject; and forest, and other authors; edited by extracts of prominent and striking parts JOSEPH HASLEWOOD, and to form two of the book; thus enabling the reader to quarto volumes. exercise a judgment unprejudiced by the new edition of Dr. THORNTON'S sentiments of the Reviewer : also to Medical Extracts is in a state of fure print a Supplementary Number at the wardness, end of the year, containing an Index of A Translation of Michaelis on the Subjects with reference to the authors, Musaic Law, is preparing by the Rer. who have treated on them; thus per A. SAI?h. petuating a full and correct list of ailM r. C. Pope, of the Custom-House, writers, and of the subjects of their pub. Bristol, is preparing a Supplement to his lications. We wish it success, and hope practical Abridgment of the Laws of the it may set an honest example to the Custowns relative to the linport, Export, other Reviews, most of which are pros- und Coasting Trade, of Great Britain tituted to the basest purposes of personal and her Dependencies (except the East Dalignity.
Indies), brought down to September 1, • Another Periodical Publication, under 1812. the title of the Author's Review and Li Nine Original Sermons by the late Dr. terary Protector, the object of which is Watts, are printing by Dr. P. Smrh, to rescue works of importance from the of Homerton. arracks of uncandid and partial critics, Miss I'LUMPTRE will, in a few days, will make its appearance in January publish a new novel, ensiiled, The llis. 10. Such a work, well conducted, Tory of Myself and my friend,
The fourth edition of the Remains of Lane was open to the public, an advertisetle late Rev. Richard Cecil, is in the ment was issued by the committee formed press. It will be well printed, as a for managing the affairs of the Theatre, inpocket volume, in foolscay) octavo, with viting the Literari to furnish them with ada beautiful portrait after Roswell. The
dresses, out of which one should be selected View of Mr. Cecil's Character, by the
to celebrate the opening of the new edifice;
and that, from some motive never explained Editor, will be prefixeli.
to the public, the committee, after nearly one Mr. LAMBERT, autlor of Travels in
hundred and thirty compositions had been America, ác. has in the press, a work
submitted to their ju.gment, adopted the entitled, the Perpetual Balance, or production of a Nobleman, to whom they exBook keeping by Double Entry, upon an clus.vily applied, and who, not being a canimproved principle, exhibiting the gene- didate, was not, by the terms of their public ral balance progressively and constantly proposal, properly and fairly within the sphere in the Journal, without the aid of the of their decision. Ledger; the difficulties which at present in consequence of this indignity offered to attend the formation of the annual ba.
the whole literary body of the country, lance being completely removed by the
I felt that, as every transmitted compoplan laid down in this work.
sition was thus unjustiy neglected, every * Fauna Orcadensis, or the Natural
candidate was thrown upon the public judg
ment for redress. To the public judgment I I listory of the Quadrupeds, Birds, Rep
therefore resorted; not to determine upon the tiles, and Fishes, of Orkney and Shet- respective merits of the presented pieces, se. land, by the Rev. G. Low, minister of veral of which I understood were very fine Birsa and Haray, is printing from the ones, but to pronounce upon the conduct of original MS, in the possession of Dr. W. the committee. My second son, George E. Leach.
Frederic Busby, one of the candidates, reThe Circumstances alluded to in the paired accordingly to the Theatre, tv publish following Letter, having excited much these sentiments on the subject, and, on antemporary interest in the literary public. nouncing his wish to address the house, was we give it place out of the regular dispo
solicited by the company in the pit to ascend sition of our articles, and conceive our
the stage; which, by their aid, he immedia
ately affected; but before the applauses ceased, seaders will be gratified by its early ap
two police officers dragged him to the Public pearance:
Office in Bow-street, whence, bowever, he To tbe Editor of tbe Montbly Magazine.
was instantly released. On the next evenSIR,
ing, I renewed the effort, by addressing the My recent appeal to the audience at Drury- audience, when two orber officers assailed mic, lane Theatre having been falsely ascribed to forced me from iny box, aud bore me to the improper feelings of egotism by the epheme- top of the lobby stairs, down which, howsal wits of our newspapers ; and myself having ever, they were precipitated by the company, been assailed by a copious volly of small-sbot, who rushed from the boxes in crowds tu profired from the ambuscades of the poetasters of tect me. the day ; I am called upon by my respect for Every one who becomes acquainted with the opinion of the graver part of the public, my reasons for the step I took on this occato state, through your Miscellany, the circum- sion will, on duly weighing them, I trust, stances which demanded that appeal. It is not
appreciate their validity. The committee to be supposed but that I anticipated the effects had certainly lapsed into a breach of good of a measure which, in the estimation of many faith. The obligation between them and the persons, could scarcely fail to appear to numerous candidates was reciprocal. It was savour of eccentricity ; nor that I did not the right of one party to decide without apConsider that I should draw upon myself the peal; of the other to have a choice made suspicion of failings imputable to the genus from those pieces prepared by them, in comirritabile, whose quick sense of wrongs pliance with a public invitation. How the has often led them into situations inviting committee acted is well known; but their the sallies of wit and humour. I certainly policy concealed, till the day after the calculated on these results ; but I also relied theatre was opened, the name of the author upon the sense of equity which always predo- to whose talents they, so unjustifiably, has bad minales in the British Public! I did what recourse. The sentiment of resentment for many would not have done ; but I did that this
it this improper, and not very honourable, conwhich, in simila: circumstances, I would do duct on the part of the Drury-lane commit- . again, and again; and I claim credit for this
tee, urged me to a measure which will, i
tee feeling from every man who would not be in.
trust, prevent the recurrence of a similar duced from personal considerations to comp!D.
breach of faith. mise his principles, forego his liberty of action,
The honest assertion of my feelings lias, and blunt his sense of public duty.
however, for the preseni, lost its just chaIt will be recollected that, several weeks
racter in the scintillations of wit and hu. before the present Theatre Royal Drury.
mour, and in the traits of sarwam, irony, MONTHLY Mac, No. 233,
and jocularity, with which the daily prints lume was published in 1750, and was the have since been filled. Truth is in this way last that was published in numbers. In often disconcerted and defeated; but, as far 1750, a committee was appointed to su: as these sportive effusions relate personally to perintend the publication: and the me or my son, I can assure the writers, that Transactione cines that noriad have been none of their readers have been more diverted at their pleasantries than myself.
published in half volumes. For the first Queen- Ann-Street. TNOMA. BUGBY
twelve years, only one half volume was Mr. FLINDALL will speedily publish
will speedily publish published annually; but, from 1762, two bis Amateur's Pocket Companion to
half voluines, or a complete volume, the scarce and valuable engraved Britisha
bave appeared every year. In this in. Portraits, chiefly selected from the works
mense body of arts and sciences, down of Granger, Bromley, Noble, &c.
to the year 1800, is contained 4166 pa. A Historical View of the Doinestic
The Domnestie pers. Of these 107 are on Botany, 89
on Vegetable Physiology, 44 on AgnEconomy of Great Britain and Ireland, with a Comparative Estimate of their
culture, 290 on Zoology, 131 on AnatoEfficient Strength, corrected and contin my, 90 on Comparative Anatomy, 420 nued to 1812. is printing by GEORGE on Physiology, 478 01 Medicine and CHALMERS, esq.
Surgery, 38 on Mineralogy, 251 on The Greek Testament, with Gries. Geognosy, 29 on Mining, 67 on Geobach's Text, is in the press, and will graphy and Topography, 208 on Ma. contain copious Notes from Dardy. Rathematics, 416 on Astronomy, 137 on phel, Kypke, Schleusner, Rosenmüller, Optics, 40 on Dynamics, 120 on Hly. &c. in familiar Latin; together with pa: dronamics, 26 on Acoustics, 48 on Narallel passages from the Classics, and vigation, 211 on Electricity, 71 on Mag. with references to Vigerus, for Idioms, netism, 406 on Chemistry, 281 on Me. and Bos for Ellipses.
teorology, 87 on Chemical Arts, 12 on Sir Philip Warwick's Memoirs of the Weights and Measures, 39 on Political Reign of Charios I. with a Continu. Arithmetic, 120 on Antiquities, and 66 ation to the Restoration of Charles II. Miscellaneous. Medicine, Astronomy, in an octavo volome, fiom the original and Chemistry, are the sciences which edition, with annotations, by an emie furnish the greatest number of papers; sent literary character, are in the press.
but Electricity is that which is most Particulars of the Lite of a Dissenting completely developed. Alinister, with occasional Reflections, it. The tesseliated pavement discovered Justrative of the Education and Profes. in 1811, at Bignor in Sussex, was cosional State of the Dissenting Clergy, vered with earth to preserve it during and of the Character and Mamers of the last winter. It has been lately opened Dissenters in general; will speedily be again, and the surrounding land dog op, published.
for the purpose of further discovery. A The Second part of a Collection of series of apartments are 110w exposed, Picturesque Views and Scenery in Nore all paved with beautiful mosaic, the most way, containing 10 plates, coloured from of it in the highest state of preservation, Drawings made on the Spor, &c. by and exhibiting perhaps the best speciJOHN WILLIAM EDY, esq. is nearly ready men of the kind in this country. The for publication,
various figures are well dehned and de A new French school book for the lineated, some of them very beautiful, senior classes, under the title of Conseils particularly an eagle with Ganymede, o à ma Hille, will shortly be published by pheasant, a dolphin, and some others. M. I. N. BOUILLY, author of the Contes Walls are erecting on the ancient foula à ma Fille.
dations, the ruins furnishing materials, A new edition of the Life of Merlin, so that the plan of the building may be (surnamed Ambrosius), including all his tolerably traced. It no doubt has been curious Prophecies and Historical Pro the villa of some of the Rornan generals, ductions, from the reign of Brute to the chief city of the Regni, Chichester, King Charles, is in the press.
where Vespasian fixed his head-quarters, The tirst volume of Theological Dis. being within a few miles, and the anquisitions, treating of the Charactere cient Roman road thence to London istic Excellencies of the Jewish Dis- crossing the South Downs directly in pensation, by Dr. COGAN, is in the front of the edifice. The surrounding press.
scenery is very romantic, and must have The Transactions of the Royal Society been always interesting. The destruc. now make 102 voluines. The 46th von tion may be dated from that of many
orher other monuments of the power and splen- suit by plunging under water. In a few dour of the Romans at one time in this minutes it rose agaiu, nearly in the same county, from the barbarous invasion of place, and by that time we had got sufh. the Saxons under the ferocious Ella, ciently near for one of the boatmen to who, irritated with the formidable op- throw into the water a piece of boiled position he met at Chichester, ravaged fish which he had in his locker. This it and the surrounding country with fire seemed to alarm the animal, though it and sword with the most unrelenting soon recovered from its fears, for we fury. So completely had time effaced presently observed it to lay hold of the all appearance of former habitation, fish, which it ate with apparent relish. that the same family have ploughed the Several other pieces were thrown out, by field every year for thirty years past, which the creature was induced to keep without the remotest suspicion of the at a short distance from our boat, and treasure it contained, till last autumn the afforded us the opportunity of observing ploughshare came in contact with one it with attention, and found, to our astoa of the large stones of the building. nishment, that it was no other than a
The last Medical and Physical Journal, mermaid. As the sea was calın, and in among other articles of the deepest in. a great degree transparent, every part of terest to every medical practitioner, the animal's body became in turn visible. contains a communication from Mr. The head, from the crown to the chin, STEVExson, explaining the late Mr. forms rather a long oval, and the face Saunders's unrecorded improvements in seems to resemble that of the seal, though, the mode of curing Cataracts; a valuable at ibe same time, it is far .more agreepaper of Dr. KINGLAKE on the cure of able, possessing a peculiar softness, Ulydrophobia; and some important ob. wbich renders the whole set of features servations on the Treatment of Typhus, very interesting. The upper and back by Drs. Pigor and CHERNOCK. Every part of the head appeared to be fure number of this work is a treasure to nished with something like hair, and the anxious and scientific practitioners.; fure-part of the body with something
A Mr. TOUPIN, of Exmouth, lately like down, between a very light fawn published the following account of his and very pale pink colour, which at a dishaving seen a Mermaid, in the local and tance had the appearance of Aesh, and Londoa Newspapers :--" The day of may have given rise to the idea that the yesterday, (August 11) being very fine, I body of the mermaid is, externally, like joined a party of ladies and gentlemen in that of the human being. This creature a sailing excursion. When we had got has two arms, each of which terminates about a mile to the south-east of Exe into a hand with four fingers, connected mouth bar, our attention was suddenly to enclı other by means of a very thin arrested by a very singular noise, by no elastic membrane. The animal used its means unpleasant to the ear, but of arms with great agility, and its motions which it is iinpossible to give a correct in general were very graceful. From the idea by mere description. It was not, waist it gradually tapered so as to forın a however, unaptly compared by one of tail, which had the appearance of being our ladies to the wild melodies of the covered with strony broad polished Eolian harp, combined with a noise si- scales, which occasionally reflected the milar to that made by a stream of water rays of the sun in a very beautiful man. falling gently on the leaves of a tree, her; and, from the back and upper part The sound, bowever, had not all the of the neck, down to the loins, the body variety, nor the soft cadence, of the also appeared covered with short round Æolian notes, but appeared like four or broad feathers, of the colour of the down fire different notes, each tone repeated on the fore-part of the body. The whole several tiines on the same key. In the length of the animal, from the crown of mean time we observed something about the head, to the extreinity of the tail, one hundred yards from us, to windward. was supposed to be about five feet, or We all inagined it to be some human five feet and a half, In about ten ini. being, though at the same time we were putes, from the time we approached, the at a loss to account for this, at such a animal gave two or three plunges, in distance from the shore, and no other quick succession, as if it were at play. boat near. We hailed, but received no After this, it gave a sudden spring, apreply, and we made toward this creature pearing to swim away from us very raas soon as possible; when, to the great piilly, and in a few seconds we lost sigl. astonishment of us all, it eluded our pure of it."
Y y 3
The The following facts relative to New have in some instances totally destroyed the South Wales, are extracted from the late produce of the farms in its vicinity. The Report of the Committee of Parliament, out settlements of Port Dalrymple and Ho
“ The principal settlement on the eastern bart's Town, in Van Diemen's Land, are recoast of New South Wales, was formed in presented as enjoying a purer climate, and 1788. The most considerable district is that more generally productive soil, than New of Sydney, containing 6,158 inhrbitants, in South Wales; yet the Committee concur ia the year 1810. Paramatta contains 1,807; the opinion, that more benefit will be derived Hawkesbury 2,389, and Newcastle 100. Of from the cultivation and improvement of the the total number, (viz. 10,454) 6,513 are settlements already formed, tban from the men, 2,920 vomen, and 1,721 children. formation of new and distant establishOf these, from one-forth to one-fiftis are con- ments.” victs; but the returns of their number have The attention of the readers of the been so irregular, that the Committee have Monthly Magazine having lately been not been able precisely to ascertain it; but drawn in an especial manner to the they hope that this neglect will be corrected consideration of the changes which have by i he orders lately sent. The troops are taken place in the Earth's Surface, we about 1,100, and the remainder are iree per bave combined beneath the general Desons. In addition to these, are the settlements of
ductions of Mr. Parkinson, in his second Port Dalrymple and Hohari's Town, in Van
or third Volumes of his work on Organic Diemen's Land, about five degrees to the
Remains. south of Sydney, containing 1,391 inhabi. 1st. The water has rested for a consideratants; and, at the date of the last returns, 177 ble period on the general surface of the persons were living in Norfolk Island, but earth. orders have been since sent out for its total
2d. The mineralized zoophytes found imabandonment.
bedded in different parts of the earth, and The settlement in New South Wales is
even in mountains of considerable height, bounded on the north-west and south by a
have lived and died on those identical spots ridge of hills, called the Blue Mountains,
which, in the former world, constituted parts beyond which no one has yet been able to pe.
of the bottom of the ocean. netrate the country; some have with dilli.
Sd. In a previous state of this planet, many culty been as far as one hundred miles in the species of organized beings existed which are interior, but beyond sixty miles it appears to not known to us in a recent state; their be no where practicable for agricultural pur. having existed being proved only by the disposes; and in many places, the diameter of covery of their fossil remains. the habitable country is much less ; in length, 4ch. The traces of very few of those it extends from Port Stephens to Port Tervis. species which now exist can be discovered in north to south about four degrees; beyond
the wreck of a former world. these, the colony will not be capable of ex.
5th. Even in rocks of the newest forma. tension; and of the land within these boun
tion, and in alluvial strata, which are comdaries, about one half is absolutely barren. paratively of but modern deposition, the The ground actually in cultivation amounts
remains of extinct animals are as frequently to rather more than 21,000 acres, and 79,000 to be found as in what are termed transition acres are held in pasture. The stock appears rocks; (those which are supposed to contain to'be considerable: by the returns in 1810, the first traces of organic remains.) the amount was, horses 521; mares 593; 6th. There appears to have been no line of bulls 193; cows 6,351; oxen 1,732 ; shecs separation between the creation of species 33,818; goats 1732; hogs 8,992. Of these,
now extinct, and of those now existing ; a small proportion is kept by government, of since not only the remains of extinct species, which, part is killed for the supply of the but perhaps of extinct genera, are found, public store, and the remainder is made use
with the remains of species very similar to, of to stock the farms of new settlers.
if not exactly agreeing with, species known The colony bas for some years, except
in a recent state. when the crops have failed, from inundations,
7th. Many of the pebbles found in gravelor other accidental causes, been able wholly
pits, on the shores of rivers, and on the to supply itself with care; but it is still ne
sea-beach, do not appear to have been bowlcessary to continuc, to a certain extent, the
dered down to the forin in which they are importation of salced provisions. The soil
now found; but that, on the contrary, their and climate are described to be extremely present forms are precisely those which they, fine, healthy, and productive; diseases, with
at first, derived from the silicious impregna. the exception of such as arise from intem.
tion of different animals which existed in the perance or accioent, are little known; and
former ocean. fresh fruits and vegetables are produced from 8th. The outer part of this globe, esa. the beginning to the end of the year. The mined to as great a depth as circumstances, river Hawke-bury is, however, occasionally have permitted, appears to be formed subiect to violent and sudden floods, which nuinerous strata differing from each other.