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Works, with additional notes and illus. gonometrical and barometrical measure trations.
ments. Mr. BowYER's Conjectures on the New Mr. HEWETSON, author of the drama Testament, which have for many years of the Blind Boy, Fallen Minister, Wil. been extremely scarce, are reprinting liam Tell, &c. has in the press a transfrom a copy presented to the editor by lation of Eliezer and Nephthaly, a postthe bishop of Durham, and enriched humous work of the late Chevalier Flo- with additional notes by the late Rev. rian, from the Hebrew; which will be Dr. Henry Owen. The new edition published early next month. will also include the Conjectures of Mr. D. MANN, many years in official Mr. Stephen Weston, and of Professor situations in New South Wales, is preSchulz.
paring for publication the Present Pice Major PRICE, of the Bombay esta- ture of that Colony, intended as suppleblishinent, will shortly pat to press, Chro mental to the accounts of Collins, and nological Memoirs of Mohammedan His. others, bringing them down to the pretory, from the earliest period to the sent time. It will be illustrated with establishment of the house of Teymur, Plan of the settlement, and other en. in Hindoostan.
gravings. The Rev. Mr. Poulet has nearly ready The superiority of iron for roofs in lieu of for press a Father's Reasons for being a wood, in strength, durability, and expense, Christian.
is exemplified in a roof lately constructed Two volumes of Sermons, by the late by the Aberdare Iron Company, and put Rev. THEOPHILUS LINDSEY, will be pub- up at Newport, Moninouthshire. It lished in the first week of August. covers a building 40 feet long, and 21
The Familiar Introduction to the Arts feet wide over the walls, and consists of and Sciences, announced some time since seven main couples, two leading couples, by the Rev. Thomas Rees, will, at his and wall-plating, all of cast iron, wroughs desire, and on account of his own avo- iron laths, screw-pins, &c. total weight cations, be completed forthwith by the 2ton, 4cwt. 2grs. 20lb. being sufficiently Rev. J. Joyce.
strong to sustain the heaviest stone tile of Mr. D. M. CRIMMIN, of the Middle this country, and is in itself lighter than one Temple, is engaged upon a Translation of wood, of which substance there is not of Aristotle's Dissertation on Rhetoric. one particle. The main couples are It will form an octavo volume.
made in three pieces, the collar or tie Mr. CHARLES PHILLIPS, of the Mid. beain of which forms part of a circle, dle Temple, will speedily publish the thereby giving much more head-rooin Loves of Madelaine and St. Aubert, a than is possible with wood, and holes tale, partly founded on fact.
are left in the same for the purpose of The gentleman who some time since, fixing ceiling-joists, making an handsome under the signature of Joun SMITn, pubcovered ceiling; it requires neither sidelished An Examination of the Gospels pieces por rafters, the wrought-iron laths respecting the person of Jesus, is about being a substitute for both. The whole to publish an Examination of the Pro. roofing, after being fitted together, and phecies, selected from the most eminent taken to pieces again, at Aberdare iron. expositors.
works, was put into one waggon, and A translation of HUMBOLDT's Account conveyed to Tredagar iron-works, there of New Spain, has been announced as unloaded into a crain-waggon, and taken in the press, and nearly ready for pub down the Sirrowy tram-road, through sir C. lication. This valuable work comprises, Morgan's park, to Newport, in twenty-four researches into the geography of Mexico; hours, a distance of thirty-six miles. It the extent of its surface and its political was then fitted together again, and fixed division into intendancies; the physical on the walls completely ready for the cler aspect of the soil; the actual population; in less than five hours, who, having no state of agriculture; manufacturing in- laths to prepare or nail on, can cle a dustry, and commerce; the canals which roof in half the time it could be done on might be carried from the Atlantic to one constructed of wood. They are apthe Pacific Ocean; the revenues of the plicable to buildings of all sizes, can be crown; the quantity of metals which has put up at a much less expense per square Howed from Mexico into Europe and than any other, and are, of course, far Asia, since the discovery of the New more durable. Continent; and the military defence of The two following facts connected with New Spain : and will be accompanied by the migration of swallows, have been physical and geographical Maps, found. communicated by a correspondent to a ed on astronomical observations, and tris respectable contemporary publication:
In the village of Merton, in Oxfordshire, coal was made to evaporate, and plum
young swallow was caught about four' bago appeared to fuse in vacuo, Charyears ago, and a very small light hell coal was ignited to intense whiteness by fastened round its neck by a thin band it in oxymuriatic gas, and volatilized in of leather. It was turned loose, and re- it, but without being decomposed. A mained about the spot till the Michael- large Leyden battery, containing twentymas following, when it disappeared with four coated jars, was charged by a mo
is fellows. Next spring the bell was mentary contact of the wires, to a degree heard among the first arrivals; and the that required from twenty to thirty turns bird remained till the end of the season. of Nairne's machine of eight inclies dia.. He again made his appearance the third' meter. All the electrical phenomena of season; but his music ceased about the the passage of electricity to a distance, middle of the summer, from which it is the discharge through a Torricellian va-, conjectured that he had attracted the cuum, the attractions and repulsions of attention of soine person and was de- light bodies, were deinonstrated in a stroyed. The second fact, which rests' distinct way by means of this apparatus, on the authority of a clergyman resident It is hoped that the application of so. Dear the spot, is, that many thousand powerful an instrument, and such easy swallows have been taken from the sand- methods of producing the most intense. pits and cliffs on the south-west coast of heat, will lead to some new facts in ana-' Anglesea in a torpid state, during severe lytical science. weather. It is stated to be a common At a late meeting of the Royal Society observation of the country, that as the was read the translation of a paper by days grow shorter and colder, the swal. M. DELILLE, describing the real nature, lows become more numerous, which is and properties of the celebrated Bohan Accounted for by the arrival of strangers Upas, or poison-tree of Java. The au.. to take up their winter quarters.
thor, a French physician, and a member Considerable quantities of poppy seeds of the National Institute of Egypt, transhave lately been bought up in different mitted this paper from the East Indies parts of the country, and the expressed to the Royal Society, by an English lady. oit from them sold at the price of Flo- The botanical account of the plant in rence oil. Major COCHRANE, of Had- question he received from one of the dington, was the first person who stated French naturalists who accompanied Cap. the advantages arising from the cultiva. tain Baudin, and who resided some time, tion of poppies, and that seven ounces in Java, where he visited the interior of of fine salad oil were furnished by ex- the country, and with much difficulty: pression from two pounds of the seed. prevailed on the natives to show him
The success of the various institutions the different poison-plants, which they for the relief of the indigent blind, has carefully conceal, for the purpose of suggested the idea for the relief of the using them in war. Hence the many opatent who labour under the privation of fabulous accounts that have been circu. sight, on a plan similar to that by which M. lated respecting the fatal influence of the Haüy at Paris, some years ago, taught them Upas; which, in the language of the reading, writing, arithmetic, music, and Javanese, signifies vegetable poison, and che rudiinents of the sciences in general. is applied only to the juice of the Bohan:
At the concluding lecture for the sea- tree, and another plant with a lwisted son at the Royal Institution, the large stem. The former is a large tree, which Voltaic apparatus, consisting of 2000' the writer considers as a new genus; double plates, four inches square, was the latter, yielding an equally powerful put in action for the first time. The poison, is of the woodbine family. The effects of this combination, the largest' Upas, or juice, is extracted by an incia, that has been constructed, were of a' sion made in the bark with a knife, and vers brilliant kind. The spark, the light' being carefully collected, is preserved by of wlrich was so intense' as to resemble the natives to be employed in their wars. that of the sun, struck through some lines As to its diffusing noxious effluvia in the of air, and produced a discharge through atinosphere, and destroying vegetation heated air nearly three inches in length, to a considerable distance around it, the and of a dazzling splendoor, Several absurdity of these stories 19 sufficiently, bodies, which had not been fused before, exposed by the fact that the climbing were fased by this flame: the new metals species requires the support of other discovered by Mr. Tennant, iridium and plants to attain its usual growth. Dr. the alloy of iridium, and osmium. Zircon Delille made several experiments with and alumine were likewise fused; cbare the opas on dogs and cats. An incision
was made in the thigh of a dog, into. During some experiments recently which were dropped eight grains of the made by Messrs. CUTHBERTSON and juice. The dig soon began to vomit, SINGER, on the comparative powers of and continued vomiting at intervals till cylinder and plate electrical machines, he became couvulsed, and died in twenty it was found that their power may be minutes. Six grains were put into the greatly increased by the adoption of mul thigh of another, which was seized with tiplying wheels to communicate motion the same symptoms, and died in fifteen to those instruments. From the obser. minutes. A cat was treated in like man- vations hitherto made on this subject, ner, but the effects were more speedy there is reason to conclude, that by the and powerful: she expired in a few mi- proper application of a moving power, nutes. All these animals died howling, the quantity of electricity given out by and in great agony. The author also any machine in a determinate tine, may made several experiments on the effects be doubled, trebled, quadrupled, and of this poison when applied internally. even increased six or ten-fold. The disa A grain and a half being introduced into covery of this principle is of the highest the stomach of a dog, produced only a importance, as it offers the most effectual slight purging. To another were given and ready means of obtaining a very four grains, which, in about four hours, considerable accumulation of electric produced the same effect, together with Auid; a circumstance of considerable invomiting, and the dog died in the course terest in the present state of electrical of half a day. On examining the bodies and chemical inquiry, of these animals after death, no very D uring the last session of parliament, extraordinary appearances were disco- an act was passed to enable ihe governors vered; the ventricles of the heart were of Bethlem Hospital to exchange the full of blood, and some slight traces of present contracted site of that institution, inflammation appeared in the stomach; for a piece of ground containing near but the derangeinent was not so great as twelve acres, in St. George's Fields, on might have been expected from such a which spot the unhappy subjects of men. ? violent and sudden death. From this tal derangement will, in addition to their circumstance the author concluded that former advantages, possess the superior the absorbents had transmitted the poi. requisites of air and exerci e, which they son to the nerves of the stomach, and have never yet enjoyed, and which are that this peculiar species of vegetable not only likely to add in a considerable poison acts exclusively on the nerves. degree to their comfort, but also to ac
Mr. Richard WALKER, of Oxford, celerate their cure. The plan of the having been for a long time engaged in ancient structure bas long required imthermometrical experiments and obser- provement; and it is hoped hat from vations, during which the imperfection ihe great light which has been thrown of all the scales in use frequently occurred upon the study of architecture within to hirn, has proposed a new one. It is the last century, and the extensive imfounded on the principle of 620. of Fah- provements made in the science of me. renheit, being the point at which the dicine during ihe same period, the most human body in a state of health, is une favourable results for the new building conscious of either heat or cold, that is, will be obtained from the combined tain a state of rest, or when free from any lents of able architects, and experienced bodily exertion; so that any temperature medical professors. With this view the above 620. shall give a sensation of heat, governors have offered 2001. for the best, and any temperature below that point, a 1001. for the second, and 50i. for the sensation of cold. Mr. Wilson accord- third best designs; in the full confidence ingly places o at 620. of Fabrenheit, of being adequately assisted in their which will make 1500. the boiling, and anxious desires to erect an hospital, which minos 300. the freczing point of water. may be at once a monument of a beneAll other points on Fahrenheit's scale volent and enlightened age, and an ho. may be reduced to this, by subtracting nour to a great and distinguished nation, 620. for any degree above 0 of Fahren. The present intention is to erect a build. heit's, and adding 620, for any degree ing capable of containing 400 patients, below 0. Fahrenheit's divisions are a. but not to confine themselves even to dopted in this new scale as most convee that enlarged number, if they shall be nient; those of Rcaumur, the centigrade, enabled, by the liberality of the public, &c. being considered too few, and deci- to proceed farther in their design. The mal divisions uonecessary.
funds of the hospital, which are applia
cable to the purpose of a new building,
GERMANY. amount, however, at this time, to litule A German cheonist bas, by the aid of more than 27,0001, while the cost of a various substances, extracted from the pêw bospital, upon the ģcale proposed, green shells of horse chesnuts very beau. can hardıy be estimated at a smaller sum tiful yellow and brown colours, and the than 100,0001. To effect "therefore yo latter in the greatest diversity of hues. desirable a purpose as that in view, it They are to stand both on woollens and will be obvious that nuthing short of a silks, though the stuffs have been welted liberal subscription on the part of the and wrung out, and soine of them ever. public at large can suffice.
washed in caustic liquids. An eye-glas micrometer has been re The present state of politics did not cently contrived to measure the diameter lessen the number of typographical proof the filan.enis of wool from different ductions exposed for sale at the last Leipfleeces, to the 10,000th part of an inch, sic fair; but it is reinarked, that liie . This instrument promises to be of con- intrusic value of the works is yearly desiderable use in determining the compa- creasing. Poliucal troubles having ocrative fineness of wools.
casioned a great decrease in the sale of In pursuance of a petition to the House buks, writers and booksellers nu longer of Commons, froin the trustees of the dare publish solid works, but eagerly. British Museum, Mr. GREVILLE's Cole contend for several kinds of frivolous kection of Minerals fias been valued by productions which have some vogue. Drs. Babington and Wollaston, C. Hatci. Some works, however, have been nouced ett, ésq. and four other gentlemen, who of superior merit, and worthy the atten. report, that the whole collection consists tion of Europe. The Miibrillates of the of about 20,000 specimens; that the se- late Mr. Adelung has been just tinished; Ties of crystallized rubies, sapphites, eme- Mr. Becker has published iwo new numTalds, topazes, rubellites, diamonds, and bers of his Augusteum, or Description precious stones in general, as well as of the Dresden Gallery; Mr. Boettiger the series of the various ores, far surpass has given the public a Commentary on the any that are known to thein in the diffe- Aldobrandine Nuptials. The Universal , rent European collections; and that the History of Literature, hy Eichhorn, is value of ihe whole is 13,7271. jucluding drawing towards its conclusion; that of the cabinets, which cost 16001.
the Christian Church, by llencke, is Harriet Wilson, a poor girl in Marsh- finished. The German Encyclopedia, lane, Leeds, some time ago had both begwn by Krumitz, has reached the 144th her arms torn off by some machinery. voluine ; Mathison the poet, has publishBy the aid of some kind friends she was ed, under the uitle of fiecollections, some Jately conveyed to town, introduced to sentimental and picturesque Journies. Mr. MORRISON, who obtained the silver The Universal History, a posthumous medal and forty guineas at the last meet. work of Johannes von Müller, forins the ing of the Society of Arts, for inventing first number of the cuinplete works of implements by which persons having lost that autimor: most of the sovereigns of their bands, may usefully assist them- the confederacy of the Rhine have forselves. By the use of these implements bidrien spurious editions, under severe this unfortunate can now feed herself; penalties. There has appeared a fifth and incredible as it may appear, there is volume of Nestor's Russian Annals, by; a prospect of her writing legibly, at no Serlörzer. M. Wiebeking has given distant period, and of her being other important Memoirs on Hyılraulic Archiv wise employed, so as to be able to con- lecture, especially concerniny bridges, tribute to her own support.
quays, and piers. Six numbers of alle, SWEDEN.
cient Basso Relievos, by the late M.' M. VIBORG, professor in the Royal Zoega, are published; and lastly, M Coita Veterinary School, bas published a dis. has been generous enough to publish all sertation on the use of horse-flesh. This the proceedings of the Art of Engraving peblication is said to have had the effect on Stone, the secret of which he has of introducing the use of this article as purchased. food throughout Sweden, in consequence. In belles lettres very few works have of which the butchers' shops are now been published; and the run after Mr. supplied with the carcases of horses, in Goetlie's new novel entitled Elective addition to those of oxen. M. Viborg Affinities, is a good deal slackened by assures bis reariers that the flesh of the the severe criticisms to which it has been borse, when roasted, is preferable to that exposed. Forty new editions or transe of the ox.
lations of Latin and Greek authors were
offered offered for sale. The learned also re
AFRICA. marked an edition of a German poem of By vessels arrived from Goree and high antiquity, and highly interesting for Sierra Leone, we are enabled to state, the history of European languages; it is that so late as the month of March last, entitled the Song of the Nibelunges; but considerable hopes were entertained that its author, and the age in which it was the celebrated and enterprising Mungo written, are equally unknown.
Park, so often reported to have lost his Several writers have undertaken to life, was still alive. The ship Favourite, write the history of Arts and of Artists, of London, Captain Truman, is arrived especially that of Musicians; but few of at Plymouth from Goree. Previous to their productions have so much merit as the departure of that vessel, information the History of Painting in Italy, by Ric had been received at Senegal by a native penhausen ; and the Almanack of the of the Mandingo country, who accom. Fine Arts, which contains letters and panied Mr. Park as far into the interior memoirs of artists residing in Rome, and as Sego and Sansanding, that he was edited by M. Sickler, a learned antiqua- alive in the inonth of January. Colonel rian.
Maxwell, the governor of Senegal, had, The Berlin newspaper had announced in consequence of this information, die that the late Mr. Ritier had, previous to rected that a decked boat should immebis death, retracted his opinions on the diately be fitted out to proceed up the Rhabdomancia, or the art of finding wae river Senegal, for the purpose of giving ter and metals bidden in the bosom of assistance to Mr. Park in his indefatigable the earth, by means of a wand. These exertions in exploring the continent of papers have since contradicted their for. Africa. This account is further corro. mer assertion, and declared that this borated by a letter, dated in March last, otherwise learned man had persisted to received by a vessel from Sierra Leone, the last in those absurdities, despised by from Dr. Douglas, who writes as follows: all truly learned men.
“ Permit me to lay before you some in, Mr. D'Aretin has been discovered as formation respecting Mr. Mungo Park, the author of a literary trick, which was wbich I was favoured with from an intel announcing in a newspaper a pretended ligent Mahomedan, whom I met at Goree, History of Academies, a work which does and who had acted as a guide to Mr. not exist, but by which means he had an Park, from the time of his landing on opportunity of attacking the Dresden the continent of Africa to his embarkaAcademy, of which he is a member. tion on the Niger. He states, that the
Augustus la Fontaine has given six or king of Sego had shewn much favour to eight volumes of novels, in which he still Mr, Park, and that the report of his reproduces his family pictures, even to assassination there was untrue. He had satiety. Ini, a novel of the 21st century, passed far along the Niger without any by Julius Voss; Novels by Renbeck; molestation whatever from the natives. and Comic Stories, by Laun, have occa- My informant could not recollect the sioned some talk. Comic Stories have date of his embarkation on the Niger, the inost vogue. Still, however, there but thinks it must be about three years will be found in the Fair catalogue, a com- ago. Mr. Park had taken four months' petent number of banditti, conjurors, and provisions for himself and two followers, secret associations. In theatricals, there with whom he intended to proceed to is nothing remarkable:
the eastward, and onwards as far as the ITALY.
Red Sea. Some travellers, who had falFor several days towards the end of len in with his guide, informed him, that May, prodigious crowds of people thronged about two or three months subsequent the banks of the Tiber at Rome to wit- to Mr. Park's embarkation, he had been ness a singular phenomenon. A wind severely scorched in his breast by the from Africa had brought thither an im- bursting of a gun while firing at some pense swarın of locusts. These insects, birds, but that he passed Tombuctoo in having laid waste the country, began to the night by water." 1 ake war upon and devour one another.
NEW HOLLAND, The weaker party betook themselves to Several persons at Sydney, have begun flight, and being pursued by the conque- to cultivate the hop vine. A Mr. Squires, jors, threw themselves in myriads into in the year 1808, planted two acres, tle Tiber, which, at times, was quite from which he gathered five hundred sovered witb them.
Cwt. of clear hops. Last year he had four