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The author considers the difference of the of the literary Society of Bombay by Sir fall of rain in the months of September to Jo Mackintosh.)
Dr Monro's Work on Vaccination. In mentioned difference between the crops of our number for last November, page 398, the tro years.—(Abstracted from a paper we had occasion to allude to the highly inby Lieutenant-Colonel Jasper Nicholls in teresting work of Dr Monro on Small-Pox the Transactions of the Literary Society of and Vaccination, and we are now happy to Bombay.)
learn that it promises to be of the most ex. Population of Bombay. The whole po. tensive utility in foreign countries as well pulation of Bombay, at the period below as in our own. The learned author has mentioned, was estimated to vary from just received a letter from a mercantile 160,000 to 180,000. Of this number about house in London, from which he has perone-eighth were Mussulmen, one-sixteenth mitted us to make the following extracts : of Parsee caste, and one-thirty-second Chris “ It has been suggested to us, that tians ; the reinainder were chiefly Hindoos, a considerable number of copies of your who thus constituted the great bulk of the excellent work on Vaccination might be inhabitants. The following is a general ac- disposed of in the East Indies, China, count of the number of deaths from 1801 Japan, Java, and Botany Buy; and beto 1898 inclusive. It is founded on re- ing at present engaged in considerable turns made to the police office of the num- shipments for these countries, we are wil. ber of bodies buried or burned in the island. ling to purchase from you from one to 1801 4,835 | 1805 10,347
two hundred copies if you will make them 1802
reasonable. 5,297 | 1806 6,440
“We have also an order, which your work 1803 8,320 | 1807 5,834 1604 25,834 1808
would perfectly suit, for the St Petersburgh
market, but we are informed that its cir. “ The average deaths during the year culation and utility would be more genewould, by this account, be 9000, or about ral, were it translated into the Russian I to 19; but the year 1804, in which the language. deaths are nearly trebled, was a season of ** We have made diligent inquiry here, famine throughout the neighbouring pro- and do not find any person qualified for vinces on the continent of India. Great the task of translator; but we trust you multitutes sought refuge from death at will either be able to do it yourself, or Bombay ; but many of them arrived in know of some qualified person to accomtoo exhausted a state to be saved by the ut- plish an object so important to the Russian most exertions of humanity and skill. empire.”. This calamity began to affect the mortality in 1803 ; and its effects are visible in the In our number for November last, page deaths of 1805.”,
466, a plant called there Pyrola umbelliferi, From other data, it appears that the a- (probably Pyrola umbellato,) growing in verage of the deaths of the Mahometan Virginia, is said to have been found useful sects during 1806, 1807, and 1808, were in cancer and scrofula. Some account of to their whole numbers as I to 176, of the the use of Pyrola umbellata, as a tonic and Parsees as I to 24, and of the Christians diuretic, is given in the 5th volume of the in different districts between 1 to 22, and Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, and we I to 16.
are informed that a considerable quantity With respect to the relative proportion of this plant has been lately imported from of males to females in Bombay, it appears Canada, where it grows in abundance in that the number of males exceed in general the pine woods ; and it may now be obthat of females throughout all the different tained from many druggists in London, as sects comprising the population of the is- well as at Apothecaries' Hall. Its virtues land, (except the Christians, and for which are known to the Indians, and in the no cause is assigned,)—an insuperable ar- Chippawa language it is called Weesuiedgument against the necessity of polygamy, buk, or Wone socvuk Næebeesh, or Medicine especially when taken in conjunction with leaves. “ similar well-authenticated facts. Indeed, Cod Bank of Shetland.This bank, this practice appears to be very limited, which was first tished upon about two years , and to be confined almost exclusively to ago, is situated north by west from Papa the rich; for it is stated that out of 20,000 Westray, one of the Orkney Islands, and is Mahometans in Bombay, only about 100 supposed to extend to the north of the isbave two wives; and only five have three; land of Foula, the length being as far as so inconsiderable, continues the author, ** is traced about 140 miles. It is in breadth the immediate practical result of a system, from 18 to 25 miles, at from 28 to 47 fawhich, in its principles and indirect conse thoms in depth. The fishing this year is quences, produces more evil than perlaps said to have produced about L. 3000. any other institution."-- Abstracted from From the fish resembling in colour the cod note to discourse delivered at the opening caught off the coast of the Faroe Islands, it
has been inferred, that the Shetland bank is per annum; giving employment to at least connected with that more northerly one. In one thousand persons, as stage-performers, an early number we hope to lay before our musicians, authors, clerks, artists, and are readers all the information that has yet tizans. And if, for the sake of a general been procured on this interesting disco total of the annual receipts, and of compa very.
rison with those of the French metropolis, The Provisional Committee for the en- we estimate the receipts of our Summer couragement of industry and reduction of theatres at a fourth of that amount, we poor-rates, which meets at the King's shall find the total annual receipts of the Head, Poultry, London, and of which Mr London theatres amount to half a million, Benjamin Wills is secretary, have been or to L. 300,000 more than the total annuvery successful, we understand, in procur- al receipts of the numerous theatres of the ing information, communications of the French metropolis. greatest interest having been received by The sale of the first portion of the late them from every quarter.
Mr Bindley's books commenced at Mr ELondon Theatres. In a recent periodical vans's, in Ďall-Mall, on the 7th of Decem publication we have the following account ber. We shall select a few specimens of of the London theatres, with their aves the extraordinary prices obtained for some rage receipts, and a comparison of the to rare articles. tal amount, with the total annual receipts No. 69, Sir W. Alexander's (Lord Ster: of the theatres of Paris.
line) Tragedies. 12mo. L. 32, lls For the information of our readers, we 152, Annalia Dulrensia, or Cotswold's shall specify the present capabilities of Lon Games. 4to. L. 12, 128. don in this particular :
173, Art of Good Living. Imprentyt 1. Drury-Lane Theatre.
at Paris. L. 19. 2. Covent Garlen Theatre.
450, Bastard's Epigrams. 12mo. 1598, For the performance of every species of L. 15, 4s. 6d. dramatic entertainment,--tragedy, comedy, 455, Belvidere, or Garden of the Muopera, farce, and pantomime. These ses. Amo. 1600, L. 13, 2s. 6d. theatres gratify between five and six thou 640, Aratus, 1559, with Milton's Ausand persons per night, and their joint a tograph. L. 8, 8s. verage receipts may be estimated at 743, Breton's Flourish upon Fancie. L. 900, though they are capable of hold.
L. 42. ing L. 1200. There are also open every 745, Bankes's Bay Horse. L. 13, 5s. evening
976, Carter's History of Cambridge. 3. The Olympic Theatre, under the ma 8vo. L. 18, 18s. nagement of Mr Elliston, capable, when 1103, Brown's Warning Piece for Engfull, of containing L. 150.
land. L. 10, 10s. 4. The Sans Pareil, of Miss Scott, 1192, Crompton's Oyl of Epigrams L. 120.
12mo. L. 11, lls. 5. The Surrey, of Mr Dibdin, L.300. 1193, Crompton's Muse's Mount.
6. The Royalty, Goodman's Fields, L. 12, 158. L.250.
1697, Floure of the Commandments ; And 7. The Cobourg, of Mr Jones, printed by Wynkyn de Worde. L. 150.
... 17, 10s. The performances of these five theatres 1769, Denny's Pellecanidium.
8vos are restricted, by their licenses, to specta
L. 13. cle, burletta, and pantomime. They ac 1775, Davies's Muse's Sacrifice. 12mo. commodate an aggregate of about four
L. 20. thousand persons, and their nightly receipts 1878, Gamble's Ayres. L. 11, 15s. may be estimated at from six to seven hun. 1880, Gray the Poet's Direction to Dodse dred pounds. There is also open, two ley, for the Publication of his Poems, nights in the week, the magnificent esta L. 17, 175. blishment of the Italian Opera ; where four 2133, Expedition of the Duke of Somerthousand persons pay about fifteen hundred set into Scotland. 12mo. L. 17, 175. pounds per night for Italian performances 2203, Chute's Beautie Dishonoured, or and French dancing. Over and above the Shore's Wife. 4to. 1503, L.34, 135: preceding, there are various minor and Africa.-Mr T. E. Bowditeh, who has temporary exhibitions ; and, among inte. recently published his travels in Africa, is resting ones, we may mention the Theatre about to return to Cape Coast Castle, acof Arts in Spring Gardens, and the illu« companied by Messrs Williams and Salminated exhibition of Ancient Armour in mon, surgeons. These gentlemen are all Pall-Malli--Thus it appears that the se« good naturalists ; and will make frequent veral winter theatres of London receive excursions into the interior with the view from the public, during their season of a. of exploring its natural history. bout thirty weeks, a sum little short of Mi Bowditch betore returning to EngL. 13,000 per week, or about L. 400,000 land, had successfully explored the king
dom of the Ashantees, in which he resid the Chalk Catis, &c. on the coast of France, ed six months. During the first half of opposite Dover.” The appearance from this interval he was incarcerated in a dun Dover of the cliffs on the opposite coast of geon, and expected to be put to death. France, induced Mr Phillips to suspect *î'he king had him often brought from his that they might resemble, in their formacell to the palace, for the purpose of in- tion, those of the English coast which he quiring the object of his visit
. These in- had lately described ; and on crossing the terviews always took place in the dead of channel, examining the strata from Sande the night ; and, upon one occasion, his gate to St Pot, he found them to consist of Majesty met Me Bowditch half-way in the deposits similar to those which constitute dark. After repeated conversations, his the long range of coast between Dover and Majesty became quite satisfied with respect Folkstone, except that the upper part of to the intentions of the stranger, who was the bed with numerous flints is not visible liberated, and, for the last three months of on the French coast. The dip of the strata his stay, he resided at the court, and was appears the same on both sides of the treated with kindness. Among the curi. channel, but the thickness as well as the ous and valuable articles brought home by height of the cliffs is much less on the Mr Bowditch, is a geographical history of French side. Hence, although the strata the Ashantee kingdom, in the native lan- became thinner in that portion which now guage, and an account of the travels and constitutes the French coast, Mr Phillips death of Mungo Park.
considers that they were once continuous Scientific Expedition in America. A with the English beds, and formed a part of scientific party will proceed in March to what is now termed the chalk basin of Lonexplore the natural productions of the nu. don, the then connecting mass having been merous large rivers tributary to the Missis. since washed away by the action of the sea. sippi. They will go in a steam-boat now Mr Einslie's Ivory Paper. This paper building for the púrpose at Pittsburg; possesses a surface, having many of the and expect to be absent for upwards of three valuable properties of ivory, and at the years. T. Say, Esq. of Philadelphia, will same time has the superior advantage of be one of the party.
being obtained of a much greater size than United States. The census of the in- ivory can possibly furnish, even pearly as nabitants of the city of New York, taken large as the usual sheets of drawing paper. in April 1816, returns 44,424 white male The Society of Arts has voted the sum of nhabitants; 43,819 white females, 3,891 thirty guineas to Mr Einslie for this invenmale aliens, 3,094 female aliens, 3,198 tion. coloured males, 4,576 coloured females, Mr Alexander Bell's Nero Chuck for a 228 male slaves, 389 female slaves-mak- Lathe._This instrument can be screwed ing, altogether, a population of 103,619. into, or upon, the mandrel of a lathe, and The number of tenements are above has three studs projecting froin its fiat sur17,000.
face, forming an equi.lateral triangle, and Subterranean Noises. At Paddam, in which are capable of being moved equably Connecticut, for several years past, noises, to or from its centre. These studs are like the firing of small 'arms, have been provided with teeth, and can be made to continually heard, which have been accom embrace or enclose any hollow, ou solid, panied with almost continual concussions circular body between them, within the exof the earth. So frequently have these ef- tent of its limits, and retain it firmly, in fects been experienced, that they are quite order to turn, bore, or operate, in any Om. disregarded by the inhabitants. About six ther manner upon it in the lathe. From years since, however, a serious explosion the greater simplicity of its construction, it took place, which rent and dislocated large can be made much cheaper than similar masses of the granite mountains.
contrivances for the same purpose. The Sulphate of Stroutian. This substance Society awarded its silver medal, and the has been lately found in considerable sum of ten guineas, to Mr Bell for this quantity at Carlisle, about 34 miles west invention. of Albany, state of New York, imbedded At a meeting of gentlemen, held at in clay slate, forming very extensive strata. Leeds, on the löth January last, Benjamin It was first tried by a cornmon smith as a Gott, Esq. in the chair, it was resolved to substitute for borax, and has been found form an institution under the name of the the most useful flux ever employed in " Leeds Philosophical and Literary Sobrazing and welding. By employing a ciety," to consist of proprietary and ordivery small quantity of it in powder, instead nary members, the former to contribute of clay, he welded easily the most refractory L. 100 each, for the purpose of erecting steel ; and in brazing, it proved superior a building, wherein the transactions of to borax, on account of its reinaining more the institution may be carried on ; fixed at a high temperature.
and the latter to subscribe two guineas anAt a meeting of the Geological Society nually, and to pay three guineas for an on the 6th of last November, William admission ticket, to be expended in appa. Phillips, Esq. M. G. $. read a paper “ On ratus, &c.
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dom. C. Mills, Esq. author of “ A History of A new edition of Lord Bacon's works, Muhammedanism," is preparing a History in twelve volumes, foolscap, enriched with of the Crusades, undertaken for the Reco- portraits, with the Latin part of them very of the Holy Land ; a view of the La- translated into English, by Dr Peter tin States in Syria and Palestine ; the con Shaw, M.D. will shortly appear. stitutions and laws of the kingdom of Je Sir Arthur Clarke has nearly ready for rusalem; the military orders which sprung publication, an Essay on Warm, Cold, from the wars between the Christians and and Vapour Bathing; with practical obMussulmans; and the consequences of the servations on Sea Bathing, Diseases of the Crusades upon the morals, literature, poli. Skin, Bilious, Liver Complaints, and Dropties, and manners, of Europe.
A Voyage in the Persian Gulf, and a Mr William Berry, late of the College Journey over Land from India to England, of Arms, London, the author of an ingein 1817, is preparing for publication, in nious and laborious work upon Mythoone volume, quarto, illustrated by plates; logy and Ancient History, “The Geneacontaining an account of Arabia Felix, logia Antiqua," is about to publish an ad. Arabia Deserta, Persia, Mesopotamia, ditional or accompanying volume of Sacred Babylon, Bagdad, Koordistan, Armenia,' Pedigrees. “ The Genealogia Sacra," Asia Minor, &c. &c. By William Hende, which we understand will be printed either Esq. of the Madras Military Establish to bind with the former work, or with the
large copies of Dr Mant's Bible, lately A translation is printing in London of published, and now reprinting at the Cla. the Abbé Guille's Treatise on the Amuse- rendon press, Oxford, for the Society for ment and Instruction of the Blind, with the promotion of Christian Knowledge, and engravings. It is well known that this to which it will form a very appropriate gentleman is the conductor of the famous addendum. national establishment for the blind at Pa Mr Crabbe has announced a new volume ris, and in this volume he has presented of poems, entitled “ Tales of the Hall,” to the world with the interesting results of his appear this month. experience.
Nearly ready for publication, a Journey Mr Britton announces a History and over Land from the Head Quarters of the Description of Lichfield Cathedral ; to be Marquis of Hastings, in India, through illustrated with sixteen engravings, from Egypt, to England, in the years 1817-18; drawings by F. Mackenzie ; among which with an account of the Occurrences of the is one representing the justly-fanied monu late War, and of the Character and Cusment by Chantrey, of the two children of toms of the Pindarees ; to which are added, Mrs Robinson. This history is to be fi a l'escription of the Sculptured Mountains nished in the present year, and will form a of Ellora, and of the recent interesting portion of the author's series of the “ Ca- Discoveries within the Tombs of the Pyrathedral Antiquities of England."
mids of Egypt. By Major Fitz-Clarence. A Volume of Letters is preparing for With maps, plans, and views. 4to. publication, written by the Hon. Lady The 'Plays and Poems of James Shirley, Spencer to her niece, the late Duchess now first collected and chronologically ar. of Devonshire, shortly after her marriage. ranged, and the text caretully collated and
C. Dibdin, Esq. will publish shortly, restored. With occasional notes, and a Young Arthur, or the Child of Mystery, Biographical and Critical Essay. By Wil, à metrical romance.
liam Gifford, Esq. uniformly with MassinDecision, a tale, is preparing for the ger and Ben Jonson. 6 vols. 8vo. press, by the author of Correction.
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Dr Radcliffe's travelling fellows, from the A volume of Familiar Dissertations on University of Oxford. With a Continua. Theological and Moral Subjects, by the tion of the Route to Jerusalem, the Dead Rev. Dr Wm. Barrow, prebendary of Sea, Petra, l'amascus, Balbec, Palmyra, Southwell, is in the press, and will shortly &c. By T. Legh, Esq. M.P. F.Å.S. appear.
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