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tions of this comet, which he made between the Rolls in Ireland, is about to be pub in No. 47 of this work.


in broad day-light, the sun shining at the Sunday, 22—Thermometer from 34 to 39. time in great splendour, in a cloudless sky.

Barometer from 29, 47 to 29, 19. Both the form of the meteor, and its ver

Wind S. E. and E. 1.- Quite overcast till A new Comet was discovered at Marseilles tical course, seemed to indicate a fall of about ten, when it began to rain, which soon on the 26th of January last, in the constel- matter from the atmosphere.—The same

became sleet, and by twelve it snowed. Snow lation Cygnus. The astronomers of Paris meteor was seen at Swattham in Norfolk, full an inch deer hy the evening.*, received notice of it on the 21st of January, at the same hour.–Cambridge Chronicle.

Rain fallen, 125 of an inch. but they have not yet been able to see it.

Monday, 23—Thermometer from 30 to 42. The presence of the Moon in the horizon,

Barometer from 29, 90 to 30, 0. clouds, and rainy weather, have rendered LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

Wind S. W. and S. 1.-Snow this morning their attempts fruitless. The weather is

full two inches deep : every tree and hedge corather more favourable at Marseilles. M.

vered with it. Sun shone very warm till about Blanpain has addressed to the Bureau of We understand that a Life of the late Right three in the afternoon, whea it becaine overcast, Longitude an account of several observa- Honorable John Philpot Curran, Master of and blew a hurricane in the evening, which made

me revert to the Original Poetry of The Storm, lished by his son, W. H. Curran, Esq. of observations of M. Blanpain embrace only ble materials which have been foiind among the 4th and 18th of January inclusive. The the Irish bar. The large quantity of valua- Tresday, 24— Thermometer from, 30 to 42.

, to 30, 05. a very small are of its course. In the mean

Wind W. and W. by S.-Generally clear till time, M. Nichollet has deduced from it a the papers of this celebrated man, his cor

noon, wben much I came over, and the erenparabolic orbit, which only a first and respondence with public leaders, communi- ing became wet and boisterous. very imperfect approximation, but which cations with friends from his commence

Rain fallen, with melted snow, 975 of an inch. inay serve to find the position of the comet, minent objects of a genius of singular I'ednesday, 23— Thermometer from 34 to.54:

ment in life, and original papers, thc pro Waters ran rapidly. Marshes overflowed. for some time, to within a few minutes. The result of his calculations is, that it will variousness, activity and splendour, pro

Barometer from 29, 76 to 29, 66.

Wind S. W. 3 and 4 in gusts.-Generally fine pass its point of nearest approach to the mise to make this work an admirable conSun on the 3d of March, at 11 hours 15 tribution to the literature of the age, as with heavy clouds of The Thermometer

was nearly as high on the 26th of January, and minutes mean time, coinputed from mid- they make it the only sanctioned and aunight, at the Observatory of Paris. This thentic record of one of the most eminent as high on the 15th. The snow of Sunday quite comet presents nothing interesting in its and gifted minds of his country.

gone this morning.

Rain fallen, 075 of an inch. physical phænomena. On the first days of Captain BLAQUIRE, anthor of Letters

Latitude 51. 37.32 N. January it resembled a little nebulous from the Mediterranean, has in the press,

Longitude 3.51 W. speck, without any determinate form, and and will speedily publish, A Narratire of a Edmonton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS. emitting a very feeble light. On the 18th Voyage to Algiers, and Residence in that it appeared sensibly to auginent in apparent Capital, by. Signor PANANTI, a distin- Eye the bleak heaven, and next the glistening

The bleating kind size and brilliancy, showing the commence- guished Italian poet, who resided several earth, ment of a body, but without any tracc of a years in England, and who was made pri- With looks of dumb despair ; tail.–French Paper.

soner hy the Algerincs, on his return to his Now, shepherds, to your helpless charge be kind. A MIRACULOUS cure, which can alone native country, but shortly after released,

THOMSON, B.4.1. 322. be attributed to nature, has recently been through the intercession of the Consuls. witnessed in the Hotel-des-Invalides. An fied in hearing that the Memoirs of the cele

The Literary world will be highly grati TO CORRESPONDENTS. artilleryman, 52 years of come blind, was received into the Hos

age, having be-
brated John Evelyn, Esq. Author of acknowledging communications.

Veritas complains of our neglect in not

Where pital about seven months ago. This man been for a long time preparing for publica- turn the requisite ansuera; but were

“ SYLVA” and various other Works, have addresses are sent we are nerer slow to rehas most unexpectedly recovered his sight, tion, by William BRAY, Esq. Fellow and make a practice of printing replies to all without the assistance of medicine, after a violent head-ache with which he was

Treasurer of the Society of Antiquaries, &c. the notices we receive, the public vould hare afflicted for the space of three days. This

The Voyage to Senegal, undertaken fact is authenticated by witnesses of the by order of the French Government, the great cause of censure for such occupation highest respectability.

Shipwreck of the Medusa Frigate, &c. will of our columns. We trust our friends will be published, we understand, in a few days. Though the extent of our correspondence

that we are guilty of neglect, PROFESSOR Carradori has published in the Giornalle di Paria, the result of his

compels 18 to silent gratitude in most experiments and observations on trans


instances. plantation. He contends, First, That it

The hint respecting our visiting the minor

FEBRUARY. is a bad method to prune, from the roots Thursılay, 19— Thermometer from 34 to 18.

Theatres is well taken. We hare occaupwards, those vegetables which are to be

sionally noticed some of them, and enter

Barometer fro 30, 18 to 30,0. transplanted, and that it is best not to cut off Wind S. and 9. by E 5. - In the early part of which we will forthieith carry into effect',

tained the design of a regular reriew, the branches; Second, That transplanted the morning fog, or rather like an evaporation, vegetables at first require no other ali- on a hot Sumner's day) from the rain of yester though we have no reason to think that the ment than pure water, and that manure day: the morning clear, and in the afternoon a Managers are ambitious of our criticisms. frequently proves injurious to them ; Third, stendy fall of rain: the evening clear, and calm We desire it to be observed that our AdrerThat light inay destroy them merely by its from 5 to 6, and then began blowing fresh from tisements are not only confined to Literature stimulus, and that consequently they can

and the Arts, but to at most tuo pages of our

Rain fallen, 1 of an inch. not be too carefully protected against the

Impression; when we cannot conveniently rays of the sun. Friday, 20—Thermometer from 29 to 46.

insert tro, re for the sake of uniformity

Barometer from 30, 23 to 30, 20. On Friday the 6th inst. at two o'clock Wind S. W. 2.-Ice on puddles. White frost.

and beauty employ only one, rather than four

or five columns. p. m. a large and luminous Meteor was Fog in the morning, which dispersed about ten. seen descending vertically from the zc- Generally fine, with some showers.

We will most cheerfully print a Title nith towards the horizon, in the Northern

Rain fallen, 2 of an inch.

Page for the Literary Guzelte, to be used

in binding up the yearly Volume. Our only part of the hemisphere, by persons in the Saturday, 21–Thermometer from 30 to (i. neighbourhood of this University. The

Barometer from 29, 94 to 29, 54. difficulty is to convey it to our Friends in the

Wind S. 4. in heavy Squalls. Generally wet. Country. most remarkable circumstance attending Showers heavy, and remarkably large drops of this phenomenon is, that it was thus visible rain.-Rain fallen, 15 of an inch.

Bensley and Sons, Bolt Court, Fleet Strect.


Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Politics, etc.


No. 59.


pp. 449.

REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS. on the 17th of April 1790, when the ness of a man's estate presents no in

bursting of an imposthume on the surmountable barrier to the persever

lungs closed the career of this distin- ing efforts of integrity and diligence. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of guished man, at the venerable age of Yet it must not be kept out of sight, Benjamin Franklin, &c. &c. Written

84. His grandson, the editor of the that to these good qualities Dr. F. by himself, to a late period; and con

present work, to whom the papers of superadder a strength of mind and tinued to the time of his Death, by his his ancestor were bequeathed, seems to energy of character, a soundness of inGrandson, W. Temple Franklin. 4to.

us to have worthily discharged the duty tellect and acuteness of perception,

which such a legacy implied. From wbich even under more unfavourable The Works of this eminent man are them he has completed the Memoirs ; circumstances must have raised him being published in a regular form. The and, to judge from the two-thirds of in the scale of life. As it was, he acted publication before us is the first volume his labours, which have come under a leading part in those deplorable of the three which the plin compre- our cognizance, will, when the third struggles between Great Britain and hends; the second, consisting of original volume appears, have produced one of her Colonies, which terminated in the correspondence, preceded the first above the most useful, instructive, and enter- erection of the latter into a separate a year ago, (see the Literary Gazette, taining publications, that the world has nation; and the intelligence on this No. 1,) anıl is now universally known; received within our memory.

subject, with which his Memoirs abound, and the third and last, being a selection With the religion or the politics of must be as valuable to history, as his of Dr. Franklin's political, philosophi- Dr. Franklin, we shall little concern personal biography is calculated to be cal, and miscellaneous writings, is an- ourselves. In the former he was a eminently influential as a moral lesson nounced as being in the press.

Theist, in the latter a Republican. In with all who will reflect on the natural A sensible preface relates the causes morals he was a theorist; but a theorist inferences to which it so obviously which have delayed the appearance of of the most virtuous kind, for his aim conducts. We now quote:the present volume; which consists of was at a noble height, beyond the five parts, with an appendix. reach of human infirmity; but still a

As Dr. Franklin has only mentioned his The first fasciculus of these memoirs, good object to attempt, for even in the electrical discoveries in a very transient constituting the first part of the volume, endeavour to attain perfection, a com; and as they are of a 'most important and

way, in the former part of these Memoirs, was some years ago translated into parative degree of improvement and interesting nature, it has been thought a French, and printed in that tongue. virtue will be the consequence. short digression on the subject would be Thence it was retranslated into English, The point of view in which we shall excusable, and not void of entertainment. and published in this country and principally consider the work as best for this pưrpose the following account of America; in both of which it excited a suited to our Journal, is that which the same, including the first experiment of very considerable sensation. This por- embraces its literary and philosophical the Lightning kite, as given by Dr. Stuber,

is confidently submitted. tion was written by Dr. Franklin in character. To periodical publications

“ Dr. Franklin engaged in a course of the year 1971, when on a visit to Dr. of a polemical cast, we leave the curious electrical experiments, with all the ardor Shipley, the Bishop of St. Asaph ; and accounts of the author's religious prin- and thirst for discovery which characterized when the author embarked for France ciples; to political Reviews we abandon the philosophers of that day. Of all the in 1777, was left, together with other his speculations on the difficult art of branches of experimental philosophy, Elecpapers, in the charge of a friend near governing; and to scientific Magazines tricity had been least explored. The atPhiladelphia. The events of the war, we even yield a share of his electrical tractive power of amber is mentioned by however, were fatal to these MSS. The and magnetic experiments, in which, by later naturalists. In the year 1600,

Theophrastus and Pliny, and, from them, trunk in which they were deposited, great as he was when these inquiries Gilbert, an English physician, enlarged fell into the hands of the British troops, were yet young, an advance so pro- considerably the catalogue of substances and the papers were dispersed, and digious has since been made, that Tyros which have the property of attracting light many of them entirely lost. This par- speak familiarly of all the knowledge bodies. Boyle, Otto Guericke, a burgoticular document was nevertheless re- of fifty years ago.

master of Nagdeburg, (celebrated as the covered, and sent to the Doctor in Not however to detain our readers inventor of the air pump,) Dr. Wall, and France. At the solicitation of many with the details of what we are, and Guericke first observed the repulsive power

Sir Isaac Newton, added some facts. friends, the author, in 1784, set to what we are not to do with this truly of electricity, and the light and noise prowork upon this foundation, to com- | important book, we shall proceed to duced by it.' In 1709, Hawkesbec complete the account of his life, especially make some extracts, only prefacing municated some important observations of its earlier years; and in 1788, re- generally, that the example set by Dr. and experiments to the world. For several sumed the task at Philadelphia. But Franklin before the eyes of young men is years electricity was entirely, neglected, serere illness, from a large calculus in worthy of their most earnest attention. until Mr. Grey applied luimself to it, in the bladder, and the occupation of his From his Memoirs they may learn, that friend Mr. Wheeler, made a great variery

1728, with great assiduity. He and his time in the social intercourse which temperance, industry, and morality, of experiments; in which they demoncourted his retirement, retarded the may raise them from obscurity to the strated, that electricity may be communiundertaking, and it was left unfinished highest distinction; and that ihe low-cated from one body to another, crea with



out being in contact, and in this way may be restored, and that then no signs of | ridicule which, too generally for the inbe conducted to a great distance. Mr. Clectricity would remain. He afterwards terest of science, awaits unsuccessful exGrey afterwards found, that by suspending demonstrated by experiments, that the periments in philosophy. He placed himrods of irou by silk or hair lives, and bring- electricity did not reside in the coating, as self under a shed, to avoid the rain. His ing an excited tube under them, sparks had been supposed, but in the pores of the kite was raised. A thunder-cloud passed might be drawn, and a light perceived at glass itself. After a phial was charged, he over it. No sign of electricity appeared. the extreinities in the dark, M. Du Faye, removed the coating, and found that upon He almost despaired of success when sudintendant of the French king's gardens, applying a new coating, the sbock might denly he observed the loose fibres of his made a number of experiments, which still be rereived. In the year 1749, he first string to move towards an erect position. added not a little to the science. He made suggested his idea of explaining the phe- He now presented his knuckle to the key, the discovery of two kinds of electricity, nomena of thunder-gusts, and of the aurora and received a strong spark. How exquiwhich he called ritrcous and resinous; thic borealis, upon electrical principles. He site must his sensations have been at this foriner produced by rubbing glass, the points out many particulars in which light- moinent ! On this experiment depended latter from excited sulphur, sealing-was, ning and electricity agree; and he adduces the fate of his theory. If he succeeded, bis &c. But this idea he afterwarils gave up many facts, and reasoning from facts, in name would rank high amongst those who as erroneous. Between the years 1739 and support of his positions. In the same year have improved science; if he failed, he 1742, Desaguliers made a number of he conceived the astonishingly bold and must inevitably be subjected to the derision experiments, but added little of import- grand idea of ascertaining the truth of his of mankind; or what is worse, their pity,

He first used the terms conductors doctrine, by, actually drawing down the as a well-meaning man, but a weak, silly and electrics, per se. In 1742, several in- forked lightning, by means of sharp-pointed projector. The anxiety with which be genious Germans engaged in this subject. iron rods raised into the region of the looked for the result of his experiment, Of these the principal were, professor Loze clouds. Even in this uncertain state, his may easily be conceived. Doubts and of Wittembery, professor Winkler of Lein- passion to be useful to mankind displays despair had begun to prevail, when the fact sic, Gordon, a Scotch. Benedictine nonk, itself in a powerful manner. Admitting was ascertained in so clear a manner, that professor of philosoploy at Erfurt, au: Dr. the identity of electricity and lightning, and even the most incredulous conld no longer Ludo f of Berlin. The result of their re- knowing the power of points in repelling withhold their assent. Repeated sparks searches astonished the philosophers of bodies charged with electricity, and in con were drawn froin the key, a phial was Esirope. Their apparatus was large, and ducting their fire silently and imperceptibly, charged, a shock given, and all the exby means of it they were enabled to collect lie suggests the idea of securing houses, periments made, which are usually perlirge quantities of electricity, and thus to ships, &c. from being damaged by light-formed with electricity. produce phenomena which bad been hitherto uing, by erecting pointed iron rods, which “ About a month before this period, uobserved. They killed small birds, and should rise some feet above the most ele- some ingenious Frenclumen had completed set spirits on fire. Their experiments ex- vated part, and descend some feet into the the discovery in the manner originally procite:l the curiosity of other philosopliers, ground or the water. The effect of these, posed by Dr. Franklin. The letters which Collin-on, about the year 1715, sent to the he concluded, would be either to prevent a he sent to Mr. Collinson, it is said, were library company of l'hiladelpliia su account stroke, by repelling the cloud beyond the refused a place amongst the papers of the of these experiments, togetlier with a tuhe, striking distance, or by drawing off the Royal Society of London. However this and directions how to use it. Franklin, electrical fire which it contained; or, it may be, Collinson published them in a sewith some of his friends, immediaiely en- they could not effect this, they would at parate volume, under the title of, Nere Exgugel in a course of experiments, the result Icast conduct the stroke to the carth, with-periments and Obserrations on Electricity, of which is kell knowila He was enabled out any injury to the building.

mude at Philadelphia, in America. They to make a number of important discwories, " It was not wtil the summer of 1752, were read with avidity, and soon translated anil to propose theories to account for that he was enabled to complete his grand into different languages. A very incorrect various phenomena; which hase beca uni- and unparalleled discovery hy experiment. Irench translation fell into the hands of versally adopted, and which, bid fuir to The plan which he had originally proposed, the celebrated Bution, who, notwithstandenditre for ages. Ilis observations le com iras, to erect on some high tower, or other ing the discuvantages wder which the Inguicated in a series of letters to his friend elevated place, a sentry-box, from which work laboured, was much pleased with it, Collin on the first of which is cated should rise a pointed iron rod, insulated by ad repeated the experiments with success. March 23, 17-17. In these le maker known being fixed iu a cake of resin. Electrified He prevailed upon his friend, M. D’Alibard, the poser of points in drawiug and thro:v clouds passing over this, would, he cou to give to liis countrymen a more correct ing off the electrical inatier, which hat ceived, impart to it a portion of their elec- translatiou of the work of the American hitherto escaped the notice of clectricians. tricity, which would be rendered evident to electrician. This contributed much toHe also make the grand discovery of a plus the senses liy sparks being emitted, when a wards spreading a knowledge of Franklin's and minus, or of a positive and negative key, a knickle, or other conductor was France. The King, Louis XTI. state of clectricity. We give him the presented to it. Philadelphia at this time heuring of these experiments, expressed it honor of this without hesitation; although afforded no opportunity of trying an ex- wish to be a spectator of them. A course the English have chaine: it for ther periment of this kind. Whilst Franklin was of experiments was given at the seat of the coutryinan Dr. Watson. Watson's paper waiting for the crection of a spire, it oc- Duc D’Ayen, at St. Germain's, by. M. De is dated January 21, 1748 ; Franklin's, curred to him, that he might have more Lor. The applauses which the King beJuly 11, 17:47 ; several months prior. ready access to the region of clouds by stowed upon Franklin, excited in Buffon, Shortly afier, Franklin, from his principles means of a common kite. He prepared D’Alibard, and De Lor, an earnest desire of of pilies and minus stute, explained, in a one by attaching two cross sticks to a silk ascertaining the truth of his theory of satisfactory manner, the phenomena of the haudkerchief, which would not, suffer so thunder-gusts. Buffon creeted his appaLeyden phial, first observed by Mr. Cuneus, much from the rain as paper. To his up, ratųs on the tower of Montbar, M. D'Alior by professor Muschenbroeck of Leyden, right stick was aflixed an iron point. The bard at Narly-la-ville, and De Lor at his whicle had much perplexed philosophers, string was, as usual, of hemp, except the house in the Estrapude at Paris, some of Ile shewed clearly that the bottle, when lower end, which was silk. Where the the highest ground in that capital. D’Alicharged, contained i10 more clectricity than hempen string terminated; a key was bard's machine first showed signs of elecbefore, but that as inuch was taken from fastened. With this apparatus, on the ap- tricity. On the oth of May 1752, a ove side, as was thrown on the other; and pearance of a thunder-gust approaching, fthunder-cloud passed over it, in the absence that to dischar ze it, nothing was necessary he went out into the commous, accom, of M. D'Alibard; and a number of sparks but to make a communica ion between the panied by his son, to whom alone be com. were drawn from it by Coiffier, a joiner, iwo sides, by which the equilibrium might inunicated his intentions, well knowing the with whom D’Alibard had left directions


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How to proceed, and by M. Raulet, the Among Dr. Franklin's papers were also added he, “ those people have to my cerprior of Marly-la-ville. An account of this found the following lines, written by him- tain knowledge been praying constantly experiment was given to the Royal Aca- , self six years previous to his decease, these twenty years past, that God would demy of Sciences, in a memoir by M. and entitled

give to the King and his counsel wisdom :' D'Alibard, dated May 13, 1752. On the

we all know that not the least notice has 18th of May, M. De Lor proved equally

B. F's Adieu. Buccessful with the apparatus erected at his

If Life's compared to a feast,

ever heen taken of that prayer ; so that it Near fourscore years I've been a guest :

is plain they have no interest in the Court own house. These discoveries soon excited

I've been regaled with the best,

of Heaven.” The House smiled, and the the philosophers of other parts of Europe

And feel quite satisfied.

motion was dropped. to repeat the experiment. Amongst these, 'Tis time that I retire to rest;

Dr. Franklin was so immoderately fond none signalized themselves more than Landlord, I thank you! Friends, good night of chess, that one evening at Passy, he sat Father Beccaria of Turin, to whose obser April 22, 1784.

at that amusement from six in the aftervations science is much indebted. Even

The Memoir concludes with the follow

noon till sun-rise. On the point of losing the cold regions of Russia were penetrated

one of his games, his king being attacked by the ardor for discovery. Professor lowing anecdotes :

by what is called a check, but an opporRichman bade fair to add much to the

“ Dr. Franklin when a child found the tunity offering at the same time of giving a stock of knowledge on this subject, when lang graces used by his father before and fatal blow to his adversary, provided he An unfortunate hash from his rod put a after incals very tedious. One day after might neglect the defence of liis king, he period to his existence. The friends of the winter's provisions had been salted,

chose to do so, though contrary to the rules, science will long remember with regret the

“I think, father,” said Benjamin, and made his move. Sir," said the amiable martyr to electricity.

you were to say Grace over the whole cask, French gentleman, his antagonist, you By these experiments Franklin's once for all, it would be a vast saving of cannot do that and leave your king in theory was established in the most firm time.

check." I see he is in check,' said the manner.”

In his travels through New England, Doctor, but I shall not defend him. If

Franklin had observed, that when he went he was a good king, like yours, he would On Animal Magnetism, which is now into an inn, every individual of the family deserve the protection of his subjects; but perhaps more in vague than ever, we had a question or two to propose. to him, he is a tyrant, and has cost them already have the following notice.

relative to his history; and that till each more than he is worth :-Take him, if you In the year 1784, when Animal Magnet- was satisfied, and they had conferred and please, I can do without him, and will ism made considerable noise in the world, compared together their information, there fight out the rest of the battle en Repubparticularly at Paris, it was thought a

was no possibility of procuring any re- licain as a Commonwealth's man.' matter of such importance, that the King freshment. Therefore the moment he

We shall probably recur to this appointed commissioners to examine into went into any of these places, he in

Work again. the foundation of this pretended science. quired for the master, the mistress, the Dr. Franklin, at the particular request of sons, the daughters, the men servants, and his Majesty, signified to him by a letter the maid servants; and having assembled

VOYAGE TO THE CONGO. from the minister, consented to be one of them all together, he began in this manner: the number.

“ Good people, I am Benjamin Franklin Nurrutive of an Expedition to explore the After a fair and diligent examination, in of Philadelphia, by trade a printer; and a

River Zaire, usually called the Congo, in the course of which Doctor Delon, a pupil bachelor. I have some relations at Boston,

South Africu, in 1816, under ihe direcand partner of Mesmer, repeated a number to whom I am going to make a visit, my of experiments in the preseuce of the Cam- stay will be short; and I shall then return tion of Captain J. K. TUCKEY, R. N. missioners, some of which were tried upon and follow my business, as a prudent man 4to. pp. 498. themselves, they determincd that it was a ought to do. This is all I know of myself,

The earlier friends of the Literary mere trick, intended to impose on the and all I can possibly inform you of; I beg, ignorant and credulous; and gave in their therefore, that you will have pity upon me Guzette are aware, that in our publicareport accordingly to his Majesty, which and my horse, and give us both some re- tions of August, September, and Ocwas afterwards published for the informa-freshment.”

tuber last, it was our good fortune to tion of the public.

When Franklin came to England previous lay before them a very considerable Mesmer, and his associate Delon, were to the breaking out of the American war, he thus interrupted in their career to 'wealth went to Mr. Hett's printing office in Wild portion of this interesting Narrative, of and fame ; and a most insolent attempt to Court, Wild Street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields, which po other account has been obimpose upon the human understanding and entering tke press-room, he went Rp to tai ed till the appearance of the prebaffled.

a particular press, * and thus addressed the sent excellent Work, which is sancSome time after, Dr. Franklin, in a two men who were working : “ Come, my tioned by the Lords Commissioners of letter to his friend' Dr. Ingenhausz, thus friends, we will drink together; it is now the Admiralty, and, according to the notices the subject : “ Mesmer continues forty years since I worked like you at this advertisement, indebted to their distin here, and has still some adherents, and press as journeyman printer :” on this he some practice. It is surprising how much sent for a gallon of porter, and they drank guished secretary, Mr. Barrow, for the eredulity still subsists in the world. “ Success to Printing.”

able arrangement of its parts, and the I suppose all the physicians in France In one of the assemblies in America great mass of scientific information put together, have not made so much wherein there was a majority of Presbyte- which has been, we might say, exmoney, during the time he has been here, rians, a law was proposed to forbid the torted from very crude materials as he alone has done. praying for the king by the Episcopalians;

It will be found on reference to our And we have now a fresh folly. A mag- who, however, could not conveniently omit numbers, from No. 30 to 40 inclusive, netizer pretends, that he can, by establish that prayer, it being prescribed in their that we not only fully and particularly ing what is called a rapport between any Liturgy. Dr. Franklin, one of the mem- brought down Captain Tuckey's narraperson and a somnambule, put it in the bers, seeing that such a law would occasion tive, to the period when he left the of the somnambule by a simple strong vo- that he thought it quite unnecessary, for, Congo for his expedition inland, but lition only, without speaking or making

noticed many curious facts which do not any signs; and many people daily flock to * This press is now in the possession of appear in the work before us. Had we see this strange operation.” Messrs. Cox and Baylis, Great Queen Street,

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