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Mr. BARRON FIELD, of the Inner The Rev. W. ET RICK has in the Temple, has in the press, A full Analy- press, in two octavo volumes, the Second sis of Blackstone's Commentaries, by a Exodus, or Reflections on the Prophe series of Questions, to which the student cies of the Last Times. as to frame his own answers by readmg The Bishop of London is printing a that work.
work on the subject of Calvinism, which The Library of the late William Platel, will comprehend his last three Charges, esq. of Peterborough, including his in- with considerable additions, and numerteresting collection of Arabic, Persian, ous quotations from the works of Calvin, Bengalee, and oiber MSS. forming part and the ancient Fathers. of the hbrary of the late Shah Aulum, Mr. John BELLAMY proposes to pubwill be sold by auction this winter. lish by subscription, in two octavo vo
The Rev. T. F. DIBDIN has in the lumes, the Fall of Deism, in which the press, in one large octavo volutie, the objections of the Deists against the Old English Gentleman's Library Companion, and New Testament, during the last or a Guide to the Knowledge of rare, cu: 1600 years, are answered with a strict tious, and useful Books, in the English adherence to the literal sense of the Helanguage, and appertaining to British li. brew language. terature and antiquities.
Mr. RICHARD FENTON will soon pubMemoirs of Mary Anne Radcliffe, in lish an Historical Tour through Pemfamiliar Letters to her female friends, are brokeshire, in a quarto volume. in the press, in one volume octavo; but Mr. ROBERT Kerr is engaged on a the publishers think it right to apprise General History aod Collection of Voya the public that this lady is not the au- ages and Travels, arranged in systematic thor of the Mysteries of Udolpho, and order, and illustrated by maps and charts. other celebrated romances.
It is expected to form eighteen octavo Sir SAMUEL EGERTON BRYDGES is en volumes, and to be published in thirtygaged on a Selection from Collins's Peer- six parts, the first of which will appear age, with very considerable alterations on the 1st of January, and improvements, and brought down to Mrs. MARY ANNE CLARKE is prethe present time.
paring for the press, a Letter addressThe second volume of Mr. SOUTHEY's ed to the Editor of the Satirist, in History of Brazil is at press. It relates which his real principles and character the foundation and establishment of the are developed, and fairly appreciaadjacent Spanish provinces, the affairs of led. which are in later times inseparably con. An Account of an Expedition undernected with those of Brazil. The sube taken in the years 1805, 6 and 7, by orject includes the whole tract of countryder of the Government of the United between the rivers Plata, Paraguay, and States, by MAJOR Pike, is in the press, Orellana or the Amazons, stretching under the title of Exploratory Travels westward to Pero, as far as the Portu- through the Western Territories of North guese have extended their settlements America; comprising a Voyage froin St. or their discoveries.
Louis on the Mississippi to the sources Mr. Josepu MURPHY, of Leeds, has of that river, and a Journey through the in the press, a History of the Huinan interior of Louisiana, and the northTceth; with a Treatise on their diseases, eastern provinces of New Spain : thie from infancy to age, adapted for general whole including a distance of 8000 miles, information.
and exhibiting a view of the geography, Mrs. Grant, of Laggan, will speedily ratural productions, Indian tribes, prepoblish Essays on the Poetry and Super- sent state of the population, &c. of those stitions of the Highlands, with Fragments interesting countries. The work will in verse and prose.
form a quarto volume, and be illustrated The editor of the Selection of Curious with maps drawn up from the Major's Articles from the Gentleman's Maga. observations. zine, is engaged in preparing a fourth The late Mr. Barre ROBERTS' matche volume, to be sold separately, which less Cabinet of the Coins of England, will contain Biographical Memoirs, Li. Scotland, and Ireland; likewise his Ana terary Anecdotes, Characters of eminent glo-Gallic coins, coronation medals, arird Men, and Topographical Notices. many of the works of Thomas Simoni,
Mr. EDWARD WAKEFIELD will shortly will be sold by auction in February, if publisti a work on the Present State of not previously disposed of by private Ireland.
contract, MoxTHLY MAG. No. 207. .
Four ladies and three children have joined, they support a seat resembling an already been burnt to death within the arm-chair, in which the rider is sealed, present winter, owing to inattention and inpels and steers the sledge by to the known means of preventing the treading two large pedals before him. fatal effects of such accidents. Reason. Each of tbese pedals is connected with ing on the principle of the ascent of heat a paddle, fixed perpendicularly in the and fame, Sir RICHARD PHILLIPS lately after-part of the machine bebind the Provided himself with two separate pieces seat, and in the interval between the two of mustin, and made with them the fole pontoons. In front of the seat stands a lowing decisive experiment. He set fire small table, on which the rider may read, to one of them held in an upright posi: write, draw, or eat and drink. His tion, and it was consumed in half a mi- hands being at perfect liberty, he may nate, the names rising with great inten- even play an instrument, load and fire sity to the height of two feet. He then a gun, or do whatever he pleases. Be. set fire to the other piece, laid hollow in hind the seat is a leathern bag, to brid an horizontal direction, and it was nearly any thing he may want in his excor. ten minutes before it buruit from one end sion. It is evident that this machine of the piece to the other; the flame never must be adınirably calculated for the pur. roge half an inch in height, and might at pose of taking sketches of aquatic sceany instant have been extinguished by nery, as also for the diversion of shooting the thumb and finger, or by drawing the water-fowl, in which case the sportsman hand over it. In short, it is evident, conceals biaself behind a slight skreen of that a perpendicular female dress as branches, or rushes, so as to approach high as the Monument, would burn out the birds unperceived. This vehicle is with a destructive flame in less tiine than far safer than a common boat, the centre a single yard of the same material laid of gravity being constantly in the middle in an horizontal direction. It results, of a very broad base; a circumstance therefore, from the above experiment, which renders upsetting, even in the heathat as soon as a lady's or child's dress is viest gale, absolutely inpossible. It is discovered to be on fire, she should lie moreover so contrived, that it may be down, and she may then either extins taken to pieces in a few minutes, packed guish the flame with her own hands, or in a box, and put together again in a very niay leisurely call for assisirance, and no short time. It is not improbable that fatal effects can happen even in the this highly original invention may in time worst event.
be applied to inore important purposes RUSSIA.
than mere diversion. A peasant named John Semzow, has The linen and woollen manufactures of discovered a met boel of making paper Prussian Silesia have been for some years stoppers for bottles so expeditiously, on the decline. Previous to 1793, the that one man may inake near 7000 in an former produced on an average twenty hour. In consequence, a thousand corks, millions of livres a-year. Of woollen which some time since sold for 65 rubles, cloth, above 120,000 pieces were annue have fallen to 8, and it is expected, that ally made, and two-thirds of that quanslould the competition continue, they tity were exported. In 1788 the expons will be so low as half a ruble per thou- amounted to 72,620 pieces dressed, and sand, which is the price of the paper 17,200 undressed. The cloths made substitutes.
here are common in quality; and on these GERMANY.
manufactures the whole population de. VI. BADER, Counsellor of Mines at pends for a subsistence. The province iunich, in Bavaria, has invented what has a few manufactories of cotton and he terms an aquatic slediye, constructed stuff's mixed of silk and thread, but of on such a principle that it may be in- sinall consequence. The tanneries are pelled and guided on the water by the of more importance; they are numerous, rider himself, without any other aid, but neglected, either from prohibitions The first public experiment was made which restrain industry or from want of with this machine on the 29th of August capital. last, before the royal family at Nymphen
FRANCE, burg, with complete success. It consists The Chamber of Arts bas presented to of two hollow canoes, or pontoons, eiglit M. Appert a premium of 19,000 francs feet long, made of sheet copper, closed for nis recent invention for preserving on all sides, joined to each other in a fruits, vegetables, meat, and all kinds of parallel direction, at the distance of six animal and even vegetable substances fect, by a light wooden frame. Thus several years, on condition that his me
chod be made public for the general Zealand, a man named Rona, who was benefit.
going for some water one very dark night,
for neither moon nor stars were then to NEW ZEALAND.
be seen. He accidentally hurt his foot, Several natives of the South Sea While in this situation, and so lame as to islands bave lately visited England, be unable to return home, the moon Javing been brought by different mer. came sudienly upon himn. Rona laid chant-vessels, in which they engageri hold of a tree to save himself, but in vain; themselves as common sailors. Among for the Rioon carried both bim and the these is Duaterra, nephew to Tippibee, tree away, and they are still to be seen a chief of New Zealand, and son-in-law there to this day. The belief of the fol of another chief named Wanakee. He lowing tradition, by which the faculty of is a very intelligent young man, only speech at some former period is assigned twenty-two years of age, possessing a to the serpent, may perhaps prove favor. inost amiable temper, considerable na able to the introduction among them of tural abilities, and an ardent thirst of the Mosaic account of the fall of man. knowledge. His only object, as he said, The sharks wanted to leave the sea, and for leaving his native country was to see to live on shore; the serpent would not King George. For this purpose be en- allow them, and said, that if they tered on board the Santa Anna, belong. attempted to come on shore, they would ing to Port Jackson, which touched at be eaten by inen; the sharks answered; New Zealand, on her way to some of the they should be as sale there as the sera South Sea islands, on a sealing voyage, pent: the latter replied, that he had a in the course of which he was exposed to hole in the ground where he concealed many dangers, hardships, and toils. As himself from inen; that they would not a reward for these, Duaterra expected on eat him, for if he only shewed his head, his arrival in the Thaines to see the King, they were afraid and ran away; whereas, but was unfortunately disappointed. The the shark had no place on the land in captain kept him nearly the whole tiine which he eould be sate. He therefore ke was in England on board the ship at compelled him to return to the sea, telo work, till she was discharged; and on the ling him, at the same time, that mea 5th of August last, sent him on board the would catch him there with their hooks, Ann, which sailed almost immediately for if he did not take care.-The chiefs musPortsmouth. Duaterra was much con- ter all their men, at particular seasons of cerned at being compelled to return, the year, the great muster being made without accomplishing the object of his after the potatoe harvest. The ground yoyage, for which, he observed, his coun. from which the potatoes have been lately trymen would find great fanit with him. dug, is cleared of the stems and weeds, It is certainly a circumstance much to be and then levelled. Here they all assem regretted, that this young inan, who by ble, men, women, and children. The birth and marriage is related to eleven men are drawn up in ranks, five, six, or out of the thirteen chiefs of New Zea- seven deep, according to the direction of land, should have lost the only reward the chief. One of the principal officers, or which he expected for two years hard rangateedas, muster them, not by calling toil as a common sailor, without wages, over their names, but hy passing in front or other remuneration than clothing and of their ranks, and telling their numbers, provision. Duaterra, during his resie when he places a rangateeda at the head dence in this country, related certain of every hundred men. The women and particulars respecting the traditions and children, like those of the Israelites of manners of those remote islanders, which old, are never mustered. After this cen
open a field for curious speculation. In sus, their holidays begin, when they , Tegard to the creation of man, le reports, spend several days and nights in feasting, that the New Zealanders have been dancing, and performing their religious taught from time immemorial, by their ceremonies. The chiefs never join in priests and fathers, to believe that three the amusements, but only look on, and gods made the first man. The general give directions. -The cuinmon mode of terin for bone is eve; and they univer- salutation between two persons ie, to Sally believe that the first woman was bring their noses into contact with each made of an eve, or bone, taken from the other; and Duaterra declared, that wlien side of the first man. The fable of the he left New Zealand, so many came to Man in the Moon is likewise an ancient see him previous to embarkation, his tradition among these people. There nose was sore with rubbing against the was, (say they) a long tiue ago, in New poses of his friends,
REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.
An Introduction to the Art of Playing on the Piano. formation, and certainly very dull in its
forte, with an Appendir, containing Tecbnical effect.
Second Peat Passe-Temps, à la Militaire, fer 105. 6.
ibe Piano-forte. Per L. Ver Escb. 2s.6d. Tuis didactic publication is in two
This piece cousists of four movements; T parts. The first treats of the chą.
the first is a march, the second a maes racters; the second contains examples and exercises, followed by an appendix
toso in common cime, the third a mode. of technical terins, with their explana
rato in cominon time, and the fourth an tions,
allegretto in common time: but though The author, in his prefatory remarks,
the inovements are all conceived in the informs us that the present work owes its
same measure, they are so happily die birth to the necessity he has constantly
versihed in their style, that none of their felt, in a long course of practice, of a si
respective merits are lost on the ear; milar assistance to the master: that taking
neither satiety nor monotong results from
the uniform division of the ideas, nor, the advantage of preceding authors, le
indeed, is that uniforinity any way sensihas not only adopted their improvements, but superadded others of his own; and bly relt.
heir great utility in his private circle of " The Rose Ibat weeps with Morging Da; instruction, now induces him to make sung by Mr. Bartleman, set to Music by George them public.
Nicks. 1s.6d. This is Mr. Williams's apology for in. Mr. Nicks has taken the words of the Iruding his work upon the musical world, present song from Mrs. Radcliffe's Ro. The apology is common with theoretical mance of the Forest. The simplicity and authors, but the manner in which Mr. casy flow of the melody please us much, Williams has executed his intention of The poetry is natural and unaffected, and assisting the teacher, and benefiting the the music is analogous and expressive. pupil, is by no ineans so. The clear and « Paddy Carey's Fortune, or Irisb Promotion ;** regular order in which he has laid down a fusourile comic Song, sung by Mr. Webb, et his elementary rules, the fullness and be Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, written by perspicuity displayed in the explanatory
Mr. Cberry, composed by J. Wbitaker. 13.62. obscrvations, and the judicious examples Mr. Whitaker has thrown much of the and progressive exercises, give a superior vis comica into the music of this song, rank to the work, and justify us in saying and as much of the genuine cast of Irish that it merits the particular attention melody as can, perhaps, in reason be ex. both of masters and of scholars, and pected from an Euglish composer. la does the greatest credit to Mr. Williams's this style of vocal composition, its merits qualifications as a professional teacher. are certainly prominent. “Les Plaisirs de l'Esperancer;" a Divertimento for " Blythe were the Hours;" a favourite Song, sang tbe Piano-forie. Composed ond dedicated to Miss by Mrs. Asbe, alibe Barb Concerts, composed by Ingram, by . Gildon. 25.
Mr. Rauzzini, ibe words by Willian Berati, This pleasing exercise for the piano esq. Is.6d, forte consists of three movements. They This ballad commences with a false are at once excellent in themselves, and accent in the melody: the general cast judiciously disposed. The concluding of which is, however, by no means une roudo, in six quavers, preslu à lu bullet, worthy of the taste and imagination of the is particularly attractive in its subject, late ingenious composer; nor will the proconceived with taste, and conducted duction, though a trifle, pass unnoticed with judgment.
by the lovers of simple ballad music, " Ob ! come, Ob ! come, my Fair One;" a favourite Dr. Haydn's celebrated Air and Cheras « Aura Soug, witb an Accompaniment for the Piano
created World," from The Creation, adaplad for furie. Composed by William Slapp. is.
two performers on tbe Pieno-forte, witb an Ace To deny this litile song a moderate companiment for a Flute or Violin and Vielencolle, 'portion of merit would be unjust to by I. Mazzingbi, esq. 4.6. allow it any thing more would be exceed. Mr. Mazzinglu's disposition of the ing its deserts. The inelody is connected parts of this chorus in the arrangement and easy, but coinmon-place, and the he has here made of it, will make every accompaniment wholly consists of an ob- adınirer of piapo.forte duets glad that vious arpeggio, not always of the best he has undertaken the task. The se,
neral effect has been happily consulted, frequently demanded our commendation, and every bar exhibits the hand of a Both the movements are good in their master.
kind, and the style of the romance is « Faie tave the Word;" a Ballad, composed and par
particularly calculated to introduce the dedicated to Mrs. Harrison, by T. Heigb. 2s.6d, rondo with advantage.
The melody of this ballad, the poetry “ Al bail to the enlivening Morn;" a favourite of which is from Burns, though not of the
Song, composed by T. Thompson, Organist of first excellence,contains some pleasing and
Nowcastle-upon-Tyne. Js. appropriate passages; and will, we doubt
In this song we cannot find any not, gratify the laste of many hearers. prominent traits of original fancy, or Mr. Haigh, however, will allow us to striking evidences of a cultivated judge notice the false accent with which the ment: mediocrity is the word dat best song opens. The word fate should not applies to the composition, whether looks have been given to a leading note, but to ing to the air or the combinationi. the first crotchet of a bar. The author's “Adieu to the Collage;" a Ballad, composed for sense is not “ Fate gave the word,” bul ihe Voice and Piano-forie, or Harp; 'also ar" Fate gave the word.”
ranged for tbe Harp, Lute, or Lyre, by Joba
Parry, Editor of the IV elab Melodies. Is. 6d. Le Retour de Cambridge; Romance and Rondo for ibe Piano-forte, composed and dedicated to Miss
"Adieu to the Cottage" is a very pleaDay, by J. Gildon.
sing little song. The melody is as simple Mr. Gildon, in this little production,
as appropriate, and conveys the sentihas displayed much of that' talent for ment of the poetry with truth and force, piano-forte composition which has already
REPORT OF DISEASES, Under the Care of the late Senior Physician of the Finsbury Dispensary, from the
20th of November to the 20th of December, 1810.
THE Reporter has recently met with conse an old remedy, it ceases to be
1 several instances of the proper in so powerful a one. Of the Peruvian termittent fever. During a period of bark, however, we may still, without nearly nine years of attendance as Phy- trespassing upon truth, speak in very high sician upon one of the most extensive terms, although not as an infallible specimedical charities in the metropolis, the fic. Protracted experience seldom fails writer of this article does not recollect a to throw a dash of diffidence into the single instance of this modification of composition of our opinions. * disease in which he could not trace its Decided and dreadful as the indica. origin to some of the marshy counties of tions of fever generally are in its advance the Island; so invariably do the effluvia ed and established form, its symptoms froin a particular sort of soil operate as are at other times so faintly marked, as a cause of a particular species of fever. to be scarcely distinguishable by a superThe more recent instances of ague which ficial observer, from the condition of ordi. he has met with, form no exceptions to nary health. The whole of life is, indeed, this general observation. The Reporter with some, a state of fever. has found arsenic, in ibe form of Fowler's The Reporter has lately had an opporSolution, to be inore uniformly and expeditiously successful in this complaint, than the much and justly celebrated
• When Sir John Tabor went to Versailles cinchona. The reparation of the Peru
to try the effects of the bark upon Louis the vian bark bas been in a certain degree
Fourteenth's only son, the Dauphin, who had inpaired by a continuance of its use.
been long ill of an intermittent fever; the
physicians who were about the prince, did It is remarkable, that a medicine, at its
not choose to permit hiin to prescribe to their first introduction into practice, bas often
royal patient till they had put to him some been attended with more signal success
medical questions: amongst others, they ask. than at any subsequent period of its en ed him to define what an intermittent fever ployment; its efficacy, as well as its was. He replied, “Gentlemen, it is a disfame, seems as if it wore away aso ease which I can cure, and which you car ter a length of tine; when it has be. Aut."