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ment of burned bones, unaccompanied with though not so neat in its pattern as some either arms or trinkets. This was certainly others of an inferior size. These were acthe primary funereal deposit : but, however companied by a curious article of gold, which sich in materials, or elegant in form, the ar. I conceive had originally decorated the case ticles found nearer the surface of the barruw of a dagger. The handle of wood belonging may be deemed, their high antiquity cannot to this instrument exceeds any thing we have be disputed; for, although the grape cup ex- yet seen, both in design and execution; and Ceeds in beauty and novelty of design any could not be surpassed (if, indeed, equalled) we have yet discovered, the other two cups by the most able workmen of modern times. of unbaked clay, and rude workmanship, be- The British zigzag, or the modern Vandyke speak the uncivilized era to which the con pattern, was formed with a labour and ci. struction of this sepulchral mound may be actness almost unaccountable, by thousands justly attributed."

of gold rivets, smaller than the smallest pin. II. One of the sepulchral mounds, to

The head of the handle, though exhibiting the north of Chidbury Hill, in the year

no variety of pattern, was also formed by the

same kind of studding. So very minute, is1805.

deed, were these pins, that our labourers had " In opening this barrow, the first object

t thrown out thousands of them with their that attracted our attention was the skeleton shovels, and scattered them in every direcof a small dog, deposited in the soil three

tion, before, by the necessary aid of a magfeet from the surface; and, at the depth of

nitying glass, we could discover what they eight feet ten inches, we came to the bottom

were; but, fortunately, enough remained atof the barrow, and discovered the following

following tached to the wood to enable us to develope very perfect interment collected on a level

the pattern. Beneath the fingers of the right floor. The body of the deceased had been

hand lay a lance-head of brass, but so much

han burned, and the bones and ashes piled up in a

corroded that it broke to pieces on moving.

com large hear, which was surrounded by a cir.

Immediately over the breast of the skeleton cular wreath of horns of the red deer, within which, and amidst the ashes, were five beau.

was a large plate of gold, in the form of a

lozenge, and measuring seven inches by six. tiful arrow-heads, cut out of flint, and a

It was fixed to a thin piece of wood, over the small red pebble. Thus we must clearly see

edge of which the gold was lapped; it is perthe profession of the Briton here interred. In

forated at top and bottom, for the purpose the fint arrow-heads, we recognize his fatal

probably, of fastening it to the dress as a implements of destruction ; in the stag's

breast-plate. The even surface of this noble horns, we see the victims of his skill as a hunter ; and the bones of a dog deposited in

ornament is relieved by indented lines,

cheques, and zigzags, following the shape of the same grave, and above those of his mas

the outline, and forming lozenge within lo. ter, commemorate his faithful attendant in

zenge, diminishing gradually towards the the chace, and perhaps his unfortunate victim

centre. We next discovered, on the right

. 1.? death. Can the language either of history side of the skeleton, a very curious perforated or poetry speak more forcibly to our feelings

stone, some rough articles of bone, many that these mute and inanimate memorials of

small rings of the same material, and another the British Hunter."

article of gold. The stone is made out of a III. .Amesbury, or the Holy Stones. fossil mass of tabularia, and polished, rather

« The Grst attempts made by Mr. Cunning- of an egg form, or, as a farmer who was pre. ton on this barrow proved unsuccessful; as sent observed, resembling the top of a large also those of some farmers, who tried their gimblet. It had a wooder handle, which was skill in digging into it. Our researches were fixed into the perforation in the centre, are renewed in September, 1808, and we were encircled by a neat ornament of brass, part of amply repaid for our perseverance and former which still adheres to the stone. As this disappointment. On reaching the floor of stone bears no marks of wear or attrition, I can the barrow, we discovered the skeleton of a hardly consider it to have been used as a do@tout and tall man, lying from south to mestic implement; and, from the circumnorth; the extri:me lengtis of his tbigh-bone stance of its being composed of a mass of sca. was twenty inches. About eighteen inches worms, or little serpents, I think we may south of the head, we found several brass not be too fanciful in considering it an article rivets intermixed with wood, and some thin of consequence. We know, by history, that bits of bra:s nearly decomposed. These ar- much importance was attached by the an ticies covered a space of twelve inches or tients to the serpent; and I have before had more ; it is probable, therefore, that they occasion to mention the veneration with were the mouldered remains of a shield. which the plain nadroetb, or adder stones, were Near the shoulders lay the fine celt, the esteemed by the Britons; and my classical lower end of which owed its great preser. readers will recollect the fanciful story rt. vation to having been originally inserted lated by Pliny on this subject, who says, that within a handle of wood. Near the right the Druid's egg was formed by the scum of arm was a large dagger of brass, and a spear a vast multitude of serpents, twisted and head of the same metal, full thirteen inches conjured up together. This stone, therelong, and the largest we have ever found, fore, which contains a mass of sopularia: of little serpents, might have been held in great Pacha, Grand Vizier to Soliman I : veneration by the Britons, and considered of 80,000 turbans, 1,100 bonnets, ornasufficient importance to merit a place mented with gold; 500 ornamented with amongst the many rich and valuable relics

precious stones; ditto sabres 800; gold deposited in this sumulus with the body of the

and silver in bars, or melted, 100 inildeceased.

lions; manuscripts of the Koran of the RUSSIA. KRUSENSTERN, in the relation of his

finest writing, 8000, many of which were Voyage round the World, states that,

ornamented with precious stones; 32 “ The Emperor of Japan caused it to be

jewels, valued at many millions; 8 large nouified to the commissioners whom he

chesis, containing each 100,000 pieces carried, that his subjects traded only

of gold, each piece being of the weight of with the Dutch and Chinese, as to the

four ducats; and 20 boxes filled with Russians, he begged them to return to

topazes; among the kitchen utensils their own country; and, if they valued

were 40,000 copper kettles. He was their lives, never to come back.

contemporary with our Wolsey. GERMANY.

FRANCE. In a posthumous work of M. B. Bork. In the present French empire there HAUSEN, lately published at Darmstadt, are from forty to fifty millions of inhabi. the author projects a new system of ar tants, consequently nearly two millions ranging plants; founded on the mode of of those born every year attain the age insertion, on the resemblances and com of twenty; and a conscription of bination of the stamina, without regard.

120,000 young men of 19 or 20, is ing the number of the sexual parts. He one in eight of those born within the divides plants into two principal classes; same year, and one in two hundred of that is to say, into Phenogamis, and Cryp- the whole male population. The whole togamia. The first class is subdivided French army contains, however, one in into,

thirty five of the whole male population, 1. Thalamostemones; those of which In Great Britain it appears, by the Puthe stamina proceed from the receptacie, pulation Tables, that the land and sca

2. Petalosti mones; those which derive service engages one in nine of the whole their origin from the Corolla,

male population. 3. Calycostemones; those united to The Magazin Encyclopedique, the most the Calyx.

extensively circulated literary journal 4. Pistillostemones : those attached to publisbed on the Continent, we are told, the Pisul.

vends only about 2000 per month, being Each of these four classes is afterwards less than half the number of the Monthly subdivided into orders, genera, and fa.

nto orders, genera, and fa. Magazine. milies.

Splendid engravings and magnificent ty. 5. Cryptostemones or Aphrodites ; those pography are now 'carried on at Paris, to of which the parts of fructification are the highest pitch. At lenst, twenty great not discoverable. This class is divided works are in progress, the cost of which into four orders, viz.

will be not less than two hundred gui. 1. The Filices : 2. the Rhizosperma ;

neas per book. At the head of all the 3. the Musci; 4. the Musci hepatici. subscriptions appear the names of the

Mr. PIERRE Hell, a Bavarian artist, Emperor and Empress, of the members has invented a new instrument of music,

of the inperial family, and often of the which renders the notes visible by means marshals and other great officers of the of colours, and which he has named empire. Distinguished titles continue ! Harmonicon à tons visibles,' (the visible to be bestowed also on men of letters and sound Harmonicon.)

artists, and all other public encou. It appears from an account at West- ragements are given to literature and phalia, presented to the minister of the science. interior, that in the departments of the We understand that several members Aller and Elhe, not less than 33,560 of the Institute attend the emperor in acres of common land, have been par. his progress through Russia, and splendid celled out and cultivated from April accounts are hereafter to be published 1810, to January 1811.-Since Janu. of that Empire, similar to the great work ary, 1811, there has been parcelled out on Egypt. Some curious MSS. and lite. 107,165 acres.

rary relics have already been sent from In an bistorical work la:ely published Moscow to Paris. at Berlin, by Diets, the following inven. The following relation was lately laid (ory is given of the property of Kustem before the Imperial Institute, by Chap

TAL:

TAL:-On the 10th of April, 1812, at six seems to have been very considerable, minutes past eight in the evening, the but the darkness of the night, and the night being very dark, the atmosphere alarm of the spectators, probably prewas on a sudden illuminated by a whitish vented many of them from being found, light, sufficient to see to read by, which T he following sketch of the French lasted about fifteen seconds, and disap: Einperor is drawn by M. Fare, a Gerpeared gradually. Two minutes and a man, who served in the armies during half afterwards, a considerable detona. the revolution, but left it on Bonaparte tion was heard, resembling the explosion taking the Imperial title: of a mine, and followed by a commotion “I have seen this man, whose name is so strong, that several persons thought it Bonaparte: I have seen him an officer in the was an earthquake. At Gailloe and at artillery, general in the army, consul, em. Alby, it was supposed that the powderperor. When yet the Italian » in his name magazine at Toulouse had blown up. (buonaparte) gave him no concern; all then Some minutes after this explosion, the

was Italian about him, his physiog nomy, kis

complexion; he had neither the habics, the · sky cleared up, and the stars appeared. Two days afterwards it was known at man; the rough motions and the sharp forin

manners, nor the agreeable figure of a French. Toulouse, tbat meteoric stones had fallen, of the foreigner displeased. A cold reserved six leagues from that city, in the com- air gave his exterior an appearance of indif. mune of Burgau, in the department of ference for all about him. He always walked the Upper Garonne, and in that of Sa- concentrated in himself. Careless of the venes, department of Tarn and Garonne. events which awaited him, but always of According to the account of M. Filbol, a cupied with his glory, he appeared deterdistinguished physician at Grenade, near mined to perform whatever could conduct Burgau, and that of the curate of Save

him towards it. In all places and at all times, neus, it appears that a great brightness

he appears to be alone and insulated. Nothing was seen, like that of a rocket, and a

that surrounds him can reach him; he alone

forms his world. Men are nothing to him number of explosions heard like a rolling

they are the means, himself is the end. His fire of musquetry, which lasted several

mouth is hideous when he smiles on them ; it minutes, gradually died away, and was is a smile of contempt, a smile of pity, which followed by a confused noise from the cheers cowards in the terrible immovability north-west. Soon after was heard a of the rest of his features. This solitary whistling of bodies passing through the smile has been given to him by Heaven; I air, like stones thrown from a sling; have seen this man; he is simple in his prithe detonation and rolling noise was vate manners, in his tasses, and in his wants. from the south-west to the north east. An uniform the least showy, a black bat Several of these aerolites fell at Pech. without any other ornament than the cockmeja, at a farm on the side of a wood: ade this is his dress. He has neither a taste one of them upon the house, breaking

for the table, nor for women, nor for the fine through the tiles, and bending the lathe

arts; these tastes would level him with other

men; he has only one, that of being above that supported them. Another fell on them. He speaks little, he speaks without the threshing floor, and was picked up by selection, and with a kind of incorrectness, the farmer; another fell by the side of He gives little coherence to his ideas; he is Gourdas, and several on the side of Seu- satisfied to sketch them by strong outlines, courien, and one at La Praderes, near His words, pronounced with a sharp seice, Savenes. The utmost distance between are oracles; be does not occupy his attention the places where they were observed to by the form in which he gives them, provided fall was four thousand toises (about four the thought is weighty, strikes, and over. and a half English miles). The different turns. I have seen this man-I have seen specimens brought to Toulouse, weighed him near; his head is a rare union of the from six to eight ounces. They are not

most marked characteristics. Every portrait whole, and have all of thein a part of

of Bonaparte will be known, even if it should their surface of a blackish colour, and, as

not resemble him, in case they are like the

portraits of Frederick the Great; he admits it were, cai bonaceous. In the interior, of an overcharged likeness. It requires only they are grey, and resemble the stones lips where the contempt of men alternately that fell at Aiyle, but appear to contain resides to be placed between the protubesa much greater quantity of metallicance of such a chin, and the concavity of such substance. Their specific gravity is a transition from the nove to the upper lip." seis: The number of tbese stones

REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.

Four Fugues for the Organ; inscribed (by per- Three Catches, for ebru Voices; written and

mission) svibe Right Hon. ibe Earl of Roche composed by Jon Parry. 1s. ford; and composed by George Guest, esq. of These Catches, which are presented to Wisbeach. 75, od.

the public under the titles of “ The THIS thirteenth work of Mr. Guest London Cries," “ The Village Bells," and

1 has been published by subscription, “Hush, Husli, you sing too loud," are and, as willing encouragers of real merit, composed for three voices. These little we are glad to observe so respectable a compositions are well harmonized. The patronage.

melodies mingle with an effect which The composer, we presume, does not must please every cultivated ear; and we mean to send forth this work as a full assure Mr. Parry, that his points and imio sample of his science. Yet, in making tations have not been lost upon us. this remark, we by no means intend to " Robin Adair;" with an introductory mous. say, that it is not respectable in the ar ment; arranged for the Piano-forte from tha rangement and conduct of its harmony. New edition, as sung by Mr. Brabam witb enThe subjects are ingeniously conceived, tbusiastic applause; and dedicated to Miss and the whole is worked with a degree of Georgiana Harvey, by P. Antony Corri, 2s.6d, address and mastery that speaks consi

Mr. Corri, in his manner of treating derable skill in this difficult species of

this beautiful little melody, has given composition.

considerable play to his fancy, though he We find among the subscribers many has not, perhaps, adhered so closely to country organists; and, most assuredly, the style of his subject as a rigid critic these gentlemen will derive from the coin would require: but the exuberance of the positions as much professional use as imagination often atones by its richness pleasure. Though well calculated for for the eccentricity into which it runs, chamber performance, they are more

and we have pleasure in saying, we canespecially so for the parish church, and not deny Mr, Corri this palliative, we doubt not their being very generally " Le Fugitif;" a Sonata for the Piano-forte, resorted to by provincial professors.

with an accompaniment for the German Flute Beauties of Psalmody, in two parts: by 7. Asb. er Violin; composed by J. Monro. 45. ton. 7s. 6d.

This sonata coniprizes three move The first part of this collection of

ments; the first of which is in common church melodies contains

time of four crotchets, the second in crie

fitty-eight psalm tunes, chiefly modern; the second,

ple tiine of three quavers, and the third of ten short anthems, in prose and verse,

(a rondo) in coinmon time of two crotchselected from the works of Corelli, Perez,

els. These moveients are well conMozart, Latiobe, and other distinguished

trasted; with the subject of the rondo we masters. The harmonies are in four

are particularly pleased; and the digrese parts, are arranged with tolerable pro.

sive portions of the movement are con priety, and certainly form, what the au.

sistent and connected. thor in his preface professes to be his ob. Six Walızes for sbe Piano-forte; composed und ject, a pleasant and useful practice for

dedicated in Miss D. Taylor, ty 7. Chandler, such performers as are somewhat ad. These waltzes are conceived in a lively vanced in the science. Mr. Ashton in and agreeable style. The subjects are forms the public, that the compositions good, if not striking; and the general fiore by Perez have been in his possession of the passages is creditable to Mr, more than twenty years. We are not Chandler's cultivated fancy. told whether they now, for the first time, Introduction and Air of Robin Adair; arranged appear in print in England; nor are we for the Piano forse, by W. Ling. Ps." prepared to say, whether that be the T he introduction to this beautiful hitle fact. They are, however, of a very beau. air is greatly creditable to Mr. Ling's tiful cast, and considerably enrich the imagination: and the arrangement of the publication. On the whole, we feel our. melody is tasteful and ingenious. The selves justified in saying, that Mr. A. by whole forms an exercise for the instrue his science, taste, and assiduity, has pro. ment for which it is designed, as improve duced to the public a highly acceptable ing as pleasing; and will, we predici, acvolume of familiar church harmony, tract general attention.

Number

Number Three of National Melodies, consisting fore us are occupied by a Rondo, (Polo. of the most admired Airs of England, Ireland, noise,) composed by Mr. Field. The Scotland, and Wales; arranged as Rondos, or subject, though not brilliant, is pleasing, with variations for the Piano-forte, with an and the adscititious matter is ingenious introductory movement 10 cacb; composed by and conoccted. the most eminent Authors. 25. 6d.

A New and Complete Guide to tbe Art of PlayIn the present Number of this useful

ing on the Violin; by T. Goodban, 10s. 6. and pleasing work, we find the beautiful

Mr. Goodban's « Guide" contains a air of “Where the Bee sucks," given in

comprehensive treatise on the first ru. the key of B Nat. The adscititious mat

diments of music; explains all the marks, ter is ingenious and tasteful, and the

characters, and words, used in the sce whole forms a useful, as well as an in

ence, and the nature and formation of viting exercise for the instruinent for

the different scales. The instructions for which it is designed.

bowing, fingering, and shifting, are exemSix Hymns; the words selected from tbe collection plified by appropriate examples, and il.

used at Surrey Chapel; composed and figured lustrated by lessons, airs, and duetis, for ibe Piano furie, by W. Dixon. 55. which, from their judicious arrangement,

Mr. Dixon, in this little collection of in respect of the difficult keys in which Hymns, bas evinced some taste in Psal. they are given, are fully calculated w mody. The melodies are easy, pleasant, promote their obiect. and familiar; and ile parts (four in nuin- ' Mr. Goodban's - Advice to the Learnber) are combined with a considerable er," we have perused with pleasure; and portion of skill.

the student will read it with profit. Ig Advice to a Young Composer; or a Short Essay a work of this pature, after so much has on Vocal Harmony; by James Peck. 25. been done by others, little remains to

This little work is accompanied with exercise the talents of a new tutor. « Preliminary Observations," which may Where there is no scope for invention, be perused with advantage by the juvenile' and little demand for taste, progression student in composition. The rules, as and arrangement are the grand objects far as they go, are clearly laid down; before him; and if he is happy in these, and a method is observed throughout that and throws by them a clearer light on the cannot fail to usefully open the way to mystery he is teaching, the public are iria higher stage of study.

debied to him. This Mr. Goodhan bas Clementi and Company's Collection of Rondos, effected; and, in the exercises le bas se

Airs, wtb Variations, and Military Pieces, lected, has displayed a choice that befor the Piano-forte; by the most esteemed com. speaks both his good general judgment, posers. 35.

and high qualification for the task in The pages of the little publication be which he has been engaged.

ALPHABETICAL List of BANKRUPTCIES and DivIDENDS, announced between the

14tof October, and the 1411 of November, extracted from the London Gazelles. N. B.-In Bankruptcies in and near London, the Attornies are to be understood to reside in Lesder;

and in Country Bankruptcies at the Residence of the Bankrupt, except otherwise expressed.

BANKRUPTCIES. (This Month 298. ] (The Solicitors' Names are between Parentheses.) ALLCOCK J. Stockport, cotton spinner. (Huxley,

.ondon
Andrews w. Plymouth Dock, grocer. (Kelby. Plym ich
Aytor F. Coventry, wine anerchant. (Alexander,

London
Allcroft R. Sheffield, reifor manufacturer. (Bigs,

London)
Austin C. B. Maiden Lane, Battle Bridge, tripe man.

(Allincham
Alvey J. Blackman ftreet, mouthwark, haberdather.

Badger J. Old Jewry, merchant. (Adams
Bra ley G. S. Bristol, hatter. (Hurd, London
Barey J. Balinghall ftreet, Warehousemail.

and Co
Barne T. Jun. and T. Mankin, Camberwell, coal mes

chants. (Leigh and Co.
Bacon J. And w. Srear, Lower Thames freet, fimo

Eers. Reardon and Co.
Bennett B. willington fyuare, bricklayer. (Haven

and Co.
Bicknell R Charlotte freet, Fitzroy fquare, paper banger.

(Matthews and Co. Brecher R. Tipton, Stafford, blacksmith. fi

(Woud Adams J. F. Rowland's Row, Stepney, thipbroker.

(Mafon Adey G. Baldwin's Place, Leather Lane, brazier.

(Duncombe
Beaumont J. Beech Atreet, Barbicall, cabinet maker.

(Lawlers and Co.
Burks G. Arundel ftreet, Strand, paper maker. (Patten
Buru P. W. Wapping fail maker (Shave
Bailey J. Kingfland Road, coachmaker. (Alpinall

and Co.
Brooks W. Southm ner, Edex, horfe dealer (Mawley

and Co.
Bloxham J. Margate, livery.ftable keeper. (Bell and

Co. London
Bengough G. Bifhopfgate atreet Without, trunk ki.

(Bellamy
Bronner D. Threadneedle freet, mercbant.

and Co. .
Barraclough J. Norts Bierley, Yorkdhire, hopkeepe.

(Evans, London
Bradshaw j. and R. Lancaster, tallow chandlers.

and Co. London
Baker r. Rochetter, draper. (Adams. London
Bradshaw l. and R, and J. Winder, Lancaster, were

(Atkinson and Co, London

How chandlers. (Atkinto

Bater

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