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ficacy may be tried by those who have oc treasures in safety, he has to deplore their casion for the remedy.
irreparable loss. New Yellow Dye. A chemist in Co. Journey to St Petersburgh, by the Abbé penhagen is said to have discovered a new Georgel.-The Abbé Georgel, who was brilliant yellow dye, which possesses a great formerly grand vicar of the celebrated Car. deal of permanence. He cuts off the top dinal de Rohan, was implicated in the afof the common potatoe plant while in blos- fair of the diamond necklace. He is well som, and bruises it in order to extract the known by his Memoirs, which Bonaparte juice. Cotton, or woollen cloth, steeped in suppressed, but which have been lacely this juice for 48 hours, acquires a fine, so- published. During his emigration in Swit. lid, durable, yellow colour. If the cloth zerland, the Abbé Georgel was invited, by be now put into the blue vat, a very fine the Knights of Malta, to accompany the green colour is obtained, which is not lia- German deputation of that order to St Peble to fade. See the Journal of Toulouse, tersburgh in 1799 and 1800. This cir. called “ Ami du Roi," No. 82.
cumstance occasioned the narrative of the Sea Snake of America.-Extracted from journey, which forms a supplement to the a letter from T. Say, Esq. of Philadelphia, memoirs of the Abbé. The work contains to Dr Leach :
some interesting anecdotes respecting Paul " I have to regret that many of the I. and Rostopchin, who is not represented scientific journals of Europe have taken in a very favourable light To his influserious notice of the absurd story which has ence M. Georgel attributes the change originated to the eastward about the sea which took place in the policy of Paul serpent ; a story attributed here to a de. 1. when he made peace with Bonaparte. * fective observation, connected with an ex However, this same Rostopchin, 12 years traordinary degree of fear. You have pro- after, proved himself the most determinbably been informed that Captain Rich has ed enemy of the despot. The energy which explained the whole business; he fitted out he displayed as governor of Moscow, on an expedition purposely to take this levia- the invasion of the French, is well known. than; he was successful in fastening his Ata late sitting of the Academy of Sciences harpoon in what was acknowledged by all of Paris, three foreign correspondents were his crew to be the veritable sea serpent, elected, viz. Mr Brisbane, in Scotland, for (and which several of them had previously the division of astronomy, in place of M. scen and made oath to :) but when drawn Ferer, deceased; Mr Smith, for the divi. from the water, and full within the sphere sion of botany, in place of M. Swartz, deof their vision, it proved to their perfect ceased ; and M. Kunth, for the same diviconviction that the sea serpent, which fear sion, in place of the Baron Ficot Lapeyhad loomed to the gigantic length of 100 rouse, likewise deceased. feet, was no other than a harmless Tunny, Mr Ackermann has published a detailed (Schomber Thynnus,) nine or ten feet long. account of his valuable patent moveable Thus natural history is probably indebted axle for four-wheel carriages. Its best to Captain Rich for keeping from its pages eulogium is that given by the Commission. an acconnt of a second Kraken ; and a ers of Munich, stating, memorable instance is added to the cata 1. It is possible to turn with it in a logue of credulity already pregnant with very confined space, without danger of upwarning to naturalists."
setting. A magnificent collection of antiques, be 2. Vast space is gained for luggage. longing to M. Lidman, a native of Swe 3. The carriage may be made m'ich den, was destroyed by the late fire at Con- shorter than usual. stantinople. In 1816, this collection was 4. Owing to this circumstance, as well pe.:ked up in eleven great chests, only one as to the height of the fore-wheels, the of which, containing an Egyptian mummy, draught is greatly diminished. has been saved from the general destruc A manuscript, in the hand-writing of tion. About eight hundred volumes, be- Tasso, has been purchased in Paris for the ing a collection of several classic authors, Grand Duke of Tuscany. It consists of a. in the ancient and modern languages, to bout fifty pages, containing pieces of poegether with a considerable number of Cop- try addressed to the great lords of his time, tic and Arabian manuscripts, which M. eminent writers, cardinals, ladies, and Lidman had obtained in course of his tra friends of the illustrious poet. From the vels in the East, were likewise lost. M. number of erasures, it appears that this Lidman has now arrived at Constantinople great poet was very familiar with the “ art. from Messina ; and instead of finding his of blotting."
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very nearly ready; he will then proceed MR MONTGOMERY is preparing a new with the continuation. volume for the press, under the title of The Annual Biography and Obituary Greenland, and other Poems.
for 1819, being the third volume, is in the Mr Hazlitt's Lectures on the Comic press. It will contain, among other inteGenius and Writers of Great Britain, now resting articles, memoirs of the private delivering at the Surrey Institution, will life of her late Majesty, with an historical be published in a few days.
dissertation on the family of Mecklenburgh The third volume of Archdeacon Coxe's Strelitz ; an eloge of Sir Samuel Romilly, Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough illustrated by authentic notes concerning - will appear this month.
his family; a memoir of the late Mr An account is nearly ready of a Journey Dempster, with some original letters to a from Moscow to Constantinople, in the member of his Majesty's Privy Council ; a years 1817-18, by Wm. Macmichael, life and analysis of the impeachment of M.D. F.R.S. one of Dr Radcliife's tra. Mr Hastings; biographical notices of Dr velling fellows, from the university of Ox- Burney, Sir Thomas Bernard, Sir R. Croft, ford.
Mr Rose, Dr Cogan, founder of the Royal A work of Biblical Criticism on the Humane Society, Dr Adams, Rev. W. Books of the Old Testament, and transla Beloe; with an analytical account of their tions of sacred songs, with notes critical works, &c. and explanatory. By Samuel Horsley, The Transactions of the Literary SoLL.D.F.R.S. F.A.S. late Bishop of St ciety of Bombay are nearly ready for pubAsaph, is in the press.
lication, in one volume quarto, with nu. The Annals of Coinage of the United merous engravings. Kingdom, from the earliest record to the Mr Hogg, well known by the name of present time, by the Reverend Roger the Ettrick Shepherd, has for some time Ruding, has been delayed, in consequence been employed in collecting and arranging of the accession of much additional and for the press, the Jacobite Poetical Relics valuable information ; it will, however, be of Scotland, chiefly during the struggles published in the month of February, and in 1715 and 1745. They consist, for the be comprised in five octavo volumes, and a most part, of songs, many of which are quarto of plates, bringing the engraved se admirable specimens of sarcastic wit; but ries down to the recent issue of sovereigns they partake neither of the ancient heroic and crown pieces.
ballad, nor of the pastoral style of modern The fourth volume is nearly ready for times. publication of the Personal Narratives of Mr Rogers, author of the Pleasures of M. D. Humboldt's Travels to the Equi. Memory, has just announced a poem, ennoctial Regions of the New Continent, titled Human Life, which will appear in during the years 1799 and 1804 ; translat a few days. ed by Miss Williains, at Paris.
A new edition of Mortiiner's Commer. An interesting work is preparing for the cial Dictionary is preparing for publicapress, and in great forwardness, entitled, A tion, edited by several gentlemen in differBiographical Dictionary of the Worthies of ent departments. Ireland ; to comprise succinct and impar The Rev. Harvey Marriott, rector of tial sketches of the lives anıl characters of Claverton, has in the press, a second voeminent natives of Ireland, of every rank lume of a course of Family Sermons. and station, at any time celebrated, in their Early in February will be published, a own or other countries, for their genius, Defence of the Poor Laws, with a plan for the talents, or public virtues, in the various suppression of mendicity, and the establishdepartments of arms, politics, literature, ment of universal parochial benefit socie. sciences, and arts.
ties. By Mr S. Roberts. Mr Teissier has in the press, a Narra The Elements of Natural Philosophy, tive of the Operations of the Royalist Ar illustrated throughout by experiments mies in the Interior of France, in 1816; which may be performed without regular translated from the “ Panache d'Henri apparatus, are announced by James MitIV. ou les Phalanges Royales.”
chell, M. A. Dr Edward Percival is preparing for Mr Edwards, author of the First Prin. publication a series of Practical Observa- ciples of Algebra, is printing a Treatise on tions on the Pathology, Treatment, and the Latin and Greek Prosodies. Prevention of Typhus Fever.
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EDINBURGH. University of Cambridge, and Vicar of Notes on a Visit made to some of the Kersington, has in the press, Remarks on Prisons in Scotland and the North of Eng. Scepticism, especially as it is connected with land, in company with Elizabeth Fry; the subject of Organization and Life, being with some General Observations on the an answer to some recent works both of Subject of Prison Discipline. By Joseph French and English Physiologists.
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