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Preparing for Publication : Lovel Edgeworth, esq. being partly writ. The Sentiments held by the Church of ten by himself, and continued by his England on the Doctrines of the Corrup- daughter, Maria EDGEWORTH. tion of Human Nature, Justification, An English Edition of General Lacroix's
Good Works, and the Influences of the History of the Revolution in St. Domingo, ► Holy Spirit, extracted from her Articles, with notes and illustrations. Homilies, and Liturgy.
A Curious Collection of Anecdotes of Discourses on the book of Genesis, by Pope and his contemporaries, which were the Rev. H.J. AUSTEN.
left for publication by Mr. Spence, from The Age of Christian Reason, being a the Author's original Papers; with Notes Complete Refutation of the Theological and a Life of Spence by Mr. SINCER. and Political Principles of Paine, Volney,
A Treatise the adulterations of and the whole Tribe of Naturalists, other. Food, and culinary poison, exhibiting wise Atheists and Deists; by Mr. T. the fraudulent sophistications of Bread, BROUGHTON,
Beer, &c. The Monthly Investigator, or the Ef. A Treatise on Diseases of the Urethra forts of Deists, Infidels, Materialists, Ra.
and Prostate Vesica and Rectum, being dicals, and Socinians, to enlighten and im- a new edition, and collection of the obprove mankind, developed and appreci- servations and cases by Mr. CHARLES ated, in Letters from the Metropolis to a Bell, Surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital. Nobleman in the Country. By an Eye- A Concise History of the Variolous Epiwitness. Letter 1. The lale grand Efforts demic which occurred in Norwich in the of our Illuminati, detailed with some libe- year 1819, with an estimate of the proral remarks on their value and tendencytection afforded by Vaccination, &c. particularly regarding Mr. Thomas Paine, Part I. of Illustrations of Hudibras: a Mr. Carlile, Mr. Laurence, and Lord Series of Portraits of celebrated Political Byrou.
and Literary Characters, Impostors, and The Chronology of our Saviour's Life; Enthusiasts, alluded to by Butler in his or an Enquiry into the True Time of the Hueibras, and adapted to the Illustration Birth, Baptism, and Crucifixion of Jesus of any 8vo. or 4to. edition of that Work. Christ.
Engraved by Mr. Cooper from the most An Essay on Human Motives, chiefly authentic Originals. To be completed in on Principles of Religion, by the Rev. Ten Parts, each Part containing Six PorJonn PENROSE, formerly of C.C.C.Oxford. traits.
A Systematic Analysis of Universal Tottenham, a Poem, descriptive of the History, from the Creation to the present Antiquities and Localities thereof, as asTime: illustrated by Tables, Maps, Charts, sociated with the name of Robert Bruce, and other engravings; by Mr. Jenosophat King of Scotland, by J. A. HerAND. Aspin.
Specimens of the Living British Poets, Aristophanes' Entire Works, translated with Biographical Notices and Critical Reby Mr. Thomas MITCHELL.
marks. By the Rev. George CROLY, A.M. “ Institutes of Medical Jurisprudence," author of “ Paris," a Poem, &c. by Dr. WEATHERHEAD. This Work will Private Correspondence of David Hume, contain the four celebrated and hitherto the Historian, with the Countess de Bouf. rare Theses of Lecieux on Infanticide ; flers, the Marchioness de Barbentane, J. Renard on the method of opening dead. J. Rousseau, and other distinguished perbodies, especially in cases of Coroners' sons, between the years 1760 and 1776, Inquests; Laisné on the spontaneous
now first published from the Originals, 4to. Erasions and Perforations of the Sto- Prince Maximilian's Travels in Brazil, mach; and of Rieux on Ecchymosis, during the years 1815, 1816, and 1817. Contusions, &c. These dissertations are
Travels to the Sources of the Senegal not intended for the Medical profession and Gainbia, undertaken by order of the only, but also for the gentlemen of the French Government, and performed in Law in their different capacities of Judge, 1818, by M. G. Mollien. Edited by T. Counsellor, and Coroner, as well as for E. Bowdica, esq. author of the History the guidance of a Jury in enabling them of the Mission to Ashantee. to form a proper and competent judg- Country Neighbours, a Novel, by Miss ment touching the evidence before them. Burney, being a continuation of the “Account of Corsham House, with a
"Tales of Fancy." Catalogue Raisonné of the Methuen col- The Hermit in London: or Sketches of lection of Pictures,” by Mr. Britton. English Manners, vols 4 and 5. Also the “ Catalogue Raisonné of the Marquis of Stafford's Gallery, at Cleveland The Committee appointed for inspect. House." The author solicits the commu. ing the Stuart papers have, at present, nication of any corrections or hints to ren- suspended their labours. The papers are der the works more accurate, &c.
extremely voluminous, and ruu irregular, Memoirs of the Life of the late Richard and the whule are arranging by some
1819.) Antiquarian and Philosophical Researches. 541 gentlemen conversant with such matters there enclosed during 1696 years, 88 have previous to the Committee again assem. been unrolled and are now legible. There bling, who consist of Sir James MACKIN- are 319 utterly destroyed ; 24 have been TOSH, Mr. Croker, Mr. WYNN, Mr. He given away as presents. It is hoped that
from 100 to 120 may yet be saved out of Sir HUMPHREY Davy has written from 1265 MSS. that remain to be unrolled Rome to one of his friends, that of the and deciphered, by means of a chemical number of Manuscripts found in the Ruins operation, which will cost about 5,0001. of Herculaneum, and which have been sterling.
ANTIQUARIAN AND PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCHES.
pilasters on each side of the first great Extract from a private Letter. apartment or portico of the temple. This “ We left Cairo in November, and pro. chamber is succeeded by a variety of other ceeded very rapidly up the river to Den- smaller ones, connected with or preceding dera. The Temple is one of great mag- the sanctuary, some supported with pilasnitude, and is, perhaps, in a more per- ters, others without, but richly decorated fect state than any other monument in with mysterious and original sculpture and Egypt. We remained here four entire painting, illustrative of the religion or days, occupied from morning till evening history of the achiever. The front has no with the measurements and other details pillars, and hardly any other embellishment of the architecture and sculpture. The than four sitting statues reposing against Northerly winds prevailing at this time of its face, the proportions of which may be the year, and uot being willing to lose any loosely determined from the measurement opportunity which they offered us, we across the heart, 28 by 8. These figures did not delay at Thebes, but passed it are perfectly well executed; and though rapidly a few days after our departure the model chosen is certainly not very from Kerouch, almost immediately oppo- consistent with our standard of real or site Dendera. The first view of this ex. ideal beauty, it is very consistent with it. traordinary city, now split into five dis. self, and the general result productive of tinct villages, is equal to the warmest a very noble impression. It stands impanegyrics of Deoon, and no praise too mediately on the Nile, and is to be seen large can be given to the greatness and at a great distance. In addition to this, sublimity of the combinations, architec- as its final praise, I may say that these tural and natural, which it presepts. are the only colossal statues that do not
“ Ou the 2d of January we attained the lose on approach: those of the Memno. limits of our journey, and remained a few nium at Thebes, and particularly the hours at the Upper Cataracts, beyond which great sitting statues, disappointing both all navigation ceases.
the eye and imagination as you advance. “ We had for a short time serious in. We returned to Errouan towards the end tentions of penetrating still further to- of January, and resumed our labour at wards the equator; but the unimportance Philæ. Denon places it so incorrectly, of the very few ruins which remain, not that you would hardly recognise in the more than three temples, and the difficulty outlines or proportions the position or chaof procuring camels for so large a party, racter of these ruins." deterred us, on more mature consideration. Wereturned a day or two after, to Abouran.
ANTIQUTIES NEAR NORTH SHIELDS, bol, the principal temple in Ethiopia: it Some time ago, io digging to make gas is excavated in the solid rock, and of a tanks at the Low Lights, near North simplicity, magnitude of dimension, and Shields, in a place called Salt Marsh, in solemnity, even eyes familiar with ordi. Pow Dean, at the distance of 12 feet 6 nary Egyptian works have not been ac. inches from the surface, the workmen came customed to. We found that the excava- to a framing of large oak beams, black as tion nade at the head of the door a year ebony, pinned together with wooden pins and a half ago, by Captains Mangles aud or tree nails: the whole resembling a Irby, Signor Belzoni, &c. who were the wharf or pier, whither ships drawing 9 first who entered it, had been already or 10 feet water had come. Mussel shells closed by the accumulation of the sand lay under an artificial spread or coating which pours down like a torrent from the of fine clay, as in the bed of a river. Desert; and we had forty or fifty men, Julius Agricola, about the 83d year of besides ourselves and servants, occupied the Christian æra, had his fleet in the for two or three days in re-opening it. Tyne; bat tradition says, he moored them The entrance well repaid all or any la- in the brook Don, near where Jarrow bours which could be undertaken for the Church' now stands; he may have also purpose. Imagine the effect of six colos. moored some of them in this place (opsal figures, of a size beyond any thing to posite to the Roman station, near South be seen in Europe, attached to six huge Shields), as it bas been a secure estuary
at the mouth of the Pow Bourne, and planks are preserved, out of which guarded from the sea by a peninsula it is intended to make chairs, &c. The of clay and sandy land, now called Danes often moored fleets in the Type, the Prior's Point, whereon Clifford's Fort during their incursions, in the ninth, tepth, was built in 1672. Large oak trees were and eleventh centuries. also found, hollowed out as if to convey
COMETS. water. Had there been found any scoriæ, It is now ascertained that one and the or calcined stones, conjecture might have same Comet returned to our system in pointed to salt-works having been here ; 1786, 1795, 1801, 1805, and 1818-19. It but, on the contrary, few stones were appears that it never ranges beyond the found, only sandy black mud 12 or 13 orbit of Jupiter. Its short period, of little feet deep, and one freestone, squared out more than 34 years, and its mean distance in the middle to hold the foot of a wooden from the Sun, which is not much greater pillar: hammer marks were visible in the than twice that of the Earth, connect it in sides of the square hole. On the side of a particular manner with the part of the the peniusula above referred to, next to system in which we are placed ; of course, the estuary, salt-pans were working in the it crosses the orbit of the Earth more than time of the Priory at Tynemouth, pro- sixty times in the course of a century. bably as early as the year 800, aud so to According to the calculation of M.01. the dissolution in 1539; and according to bers of Bremen, after a lapse of 83,000 Brand, and other records belonging to the years, a Comet will approach to the Earth Duke of Northumberland, the Pow Pans in the same proximity as the Moon; after were making salt in the reign of Eliza- 4,000,000 years it will approach to the beth; and in 1634, the Corporation of the distance of 7,700 geographical iniles; and Trinity-House, Newcastle, bought land then, if its attraction equals that of the near Tolland's, Delaval's and Selby's Earth, the waters of the Ocean will be ele. Pans, to erect their Low Lights upon. vated 13,000 feet, and cause a second Much of the oak moulders away on being deluge. After 220,000,000 years, it will exposed to the open air : but some beams clash with the Earth.
ARTS AND SCIENCES. Conductor of LIGHTNING and FLUID.- three inches in diameter, containing about Mr. Capostolle, a French professor of che. twenty-one grains of pure sulphuric acid mistry, affirms that a rope of straw sup- and twenty-nine of distilled water. This plies the place of metal conductors. The on being exposed to the greatest possible experiments which he has made confirm, degree of artificial moisture was found to as he says, that the lightning enters a rope gain, by absorption, fifty grains in twentyof straw, placed in its way, and passes four hours; and again to be reducible to through it into the ground so gently, that its original weight by one chemical pro. the hand of a person holding the rope at The first mixture being duly ba. the time does not perceive it. Mr. Capos- lanced, was found to depress its containtolle adduces the following in proof of his ing scale about an inch by the addition of assertion :-" It is well known,” says he, half a grain of absorbed weight from the " that a severe shock is received by a per- atmosphere: from whence a graduated son who immediately touches the Leyden scale may be formed consisting of one vial. But if a person takes a rope of straw, thousand divisions. The instrument when only seven or eight inches long, in his in use, is inclosed in a glass cover, with hand, and touch, with the end of this rope, a free circulation of the atmospheric air à Leyden vial, so strongly charged that from the lower part, but protected from an ox might be killed by it, he will neither the impulse of the air as a current. It is see a spark, nor feel the slightest shock." the invention of Dr. Livington of Macao, In Mr. Capostolle's opinion, such a con- in China. ductor made of straw, which would not Mr. Clarke, of Edinburgh, has made the cost above three francs, would be able to model of an engine, invented by Mr. Dickprotect an extent of 60 acres of ground son, Gilmore.place, whereby the power of from hail; and were the houses and fields water, or liquid of any kind, is proved 10 protected in this manner, neither hail nor be far beyond what has hitherto been suslightning could damage them.
pected. A supply of water passing through New HYDROMETER. An instrument of a tube of an inch diameter, where the site. a very' curious construction, though ex. ation suits, is sufficient to perform the tremely simple, and upon a most ingeni. work of fifty, or even of one hundred ous philosophic priuciple, has recently horses. From the small quantity of water been invented, consisting solely of an required, it is likely to be in considerable hydrostatic balance, in one of the scales request for driving either light or heavy of which is placed a small porcelain dish, machines.
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HONEST ADVICE TO THE REGENT's MINISTERS, on the Bills
now pending in Parliament *.
By their sincere Well-wisher, WILLIAM Thomas FitzGERALD, Esq. LONG tried in perils, to your country
true, BRITANNIA owed her gratitude to you, When bannered high in dazzling GLORY'S dome,
[home! Triumphant WeilinCTON was welcomed One error now, too obviously appears, You mar your ablest counsels by your
fears; Like awe-struck Leaders parleying with the
Foe, Who cramp the Energies their followers
shew, If bold Rebeliion rage within the land, To soothe is falal, where you should com
mand! When did Revolt to mild concessions bend, Or timid counsels make oue foe a friend ? If to half measures you're induc'd to yield, You'll meet no more unless it's in the field! Sedition arms! 'tis weakness to concede; Retreat one step--you make all England
bleed! Be boldly firm in what you first propose, And save your country from her deadliest
From foes, 'gainst laws of earth and Hea. ven combin'd,
[kind ! In league with Hell, to demonize manThe Noble Fabric which your Sires have.
rais'd, By Nations envied, imitated, prais'd,! Without the fixed resolve, and powerful
hand, Will, crumbling, fall, the ruin of the land ! Then let not those who rule this mighty State,
[great, Men pure in motives, and in virtue To slow and temporising measures yield Wise Counsel's “ brief, when Trailors brave
the Field !"
And cast their cares away ;
That mars our joy to-day.
When danger hover'd near,
When lights from Heaven appear; The hands that bore our standards bold
O'er Holland, France, and Spain, Have not yet grown infirm or old, To wield their arms again.
Then let Britannia's sons rejoice, &c. The nerve that made the Tyrant yield,
When Europe felt dismay,
And treason drive away.
The seas could late command,
Then let Britannia's sons rejoice, &c. And millions now with one accord,
Will all join heart and hand, " To guard the Throne whose gentle sway
Protects this happy land ;"
Our PRINCE we will defend;
And cast their cares away;
That mars our joy to-day.
British Museum, gazing on the Greciau
." Forms that pass us by," In the world's crowd too lovely to remain, Creatures of light we never see again.
Moore, RELIC fair of classic Greece,
Athens' pride of sculptured fame, A gazing figure mocks thy face,
Superior carving, Nature's claim. Soft the mountain's azure side,
Soft is evening's tender blue, Soft the calm of ocean tide,
Softer still that eye of heavenly blue. Bright is the opening morning's streak,
Bright the rose's crimsou flush, Too bright the peach's hectic cheek,
More purely brightthe scarletof her blush. Like the tendrils of the vine,
lo spiral grace of snaky fold, Tangling in amorous twineSo curl'd her shaking locks of braided gold. Prolusor Lyricus.
SONG, For LOYAL Britons in 1820. Air. There iş nae luck about the house
Whele Colin is awa." The stormy blast of war
o'er, The sounds of terror cease, The thundering cannon's heard no more, All Europe rests in peace ; From Sweden's icy bills and plains To Naples bright and gay, Triumphant Peace in splendour reigns-We hail the glorious day !
* December 7, 1819.
Let priests in silence fast and pray ; HAIL, Sacred Volume of eternal truth? To pleasure we'll devote the day, Thou staff of age! thou guide of For Noble, Cit, and Squire agree,
To hail it with festivity ; wand'riog youth! Thou art the race which all that run shall'
Then fill your glass win,
And toast your lass,
[health. Still he drives dull care away, Strength to the weak, and to the lazar Clad in chilly winter soow,
Still he wears a gladsome brow.
Free as his glass,
He bids it pass,
And dives for more as I do now.
Then hail father Christmas, and all hail! To mark through life the profit and the The sparkling glass, and merry tale, loss,
[cross. Where surly strife, with care, is drown'd; And trace thee from the manger to the And nought but frolic glee goes round; Give me to know the medium of the wise,
Where wit and mirth When to embrace the world, and when
Surround the hearth,
And innocence with joy is crown's.
TO MY HOST.
I HATE, my worthy host, to see And not iu vain, for even me, be spilt.
Your Freuch ragouts and fricassee,
A good beef-steak best pleases me,
With humming ale :
Add to your fare no foreign wine, mer's upon them,
And in your arbour let us dine, And sunset looks lovely along their
Where buds the simple jessamine, green sides;
Pride of the vale. To the hour when their beauty seems the Sept. 12, in my study. CLERICUS, M.A.
soft emblem Of the wild bliss that comes, and briefly abides ;
EFFIGIES AUCTORIS. When earth's tender features at glooming
(A Fragment.) THE child of Passion's
stormiest bour,Oblivion of woe seem fondly t’impart, Cradled by Love tbo’ reared by SorSiill tempting the fancy t'awakev and weave
ROW, Illusions that soften the grief of the heart. What marvel then that from each power Farewell, when the breeze lightly waves
My wreath of life a tone should borrow! the high grass,
Those deepening tints, the garland shadAnd the leaves on the trees seem scarcely
ing, to stir;
Were caught from Passion's fiery brow; Like the breath of repose appear lightly to. Those pallid streaks, each flower invading,
Are stains from Grief's too frequent But sigh in yon grove of the dark frown.
But ab! those béauteous beams pervading, When moonlight falls softly upon the
and bloom with hues so
bright, And the sheen of the day gives place to
Sped from high Love's blue glance of light! the night, And all save the ripple seems tranquil Yes,“his the spell that rul'd my fate to be,
Ere reason knew the guest it cherished; As if the silence arose from Nature's de.
Spite of the ruffian wrench of Hate,
E'en with my first-my tenderest years
Was wrought the sense of love ideal,HAIL, father Christmas, and all hail !
Stirrer of smiles but oftener tears,
Is my sole solace here below!
C. R. S. And innocence with joy is crown'd.