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important to be known for naming the advanced, though I am willing to hope compounds resulting from the union of a that they will not be found difficult to be metallic oxide and an acid. These very understood at almost any age, by a child numerous compounds, bearing in general in any degree capable of reflection. The the name of salts, are denoted by vary- progress made by those who have already ing the termination of the acid, and mak- jearned Thorough Bass in this manner has ing it precede the name of the oxide which been so rapid, that I have been urged to enters into the composition of the salt. communicate my method of teaching it If the acid terminates in ous, the salt ier- to the publick, by many good judges who minates in ite ; and if the acid ends in ic, have witnessed its effects with surprise." the salt terminates in ate. All the salts

On the rules laid down by the An. are arranged in groups, or genera, deno

thor as “ first principles," he says, minated from their acids.

“ With respect to the compound com- " In almost every instance, I have bustibles, if these bodies are metallic, the taken for my authority, in them, some compound is called an alloy, and the writer of acknowledged reputation. Ranames of the metals composing it are sub. meau, Rousseau, Alembert, Pasquali, joined; as, an alloy of 'lead and tin. Callcott, Corfe, and Dr. Busby, have been When the compound results from the those whom I have generally followed.” combination of a metal with an unmetal.

Two or tbree of the Questions and lic combustible, the name of the latter is

Apswers will give some idea of the made to terminate in urel and precede the

I nature of the work: name of the metal : hence the names of sulphuret of lead, carburet of iron, &c. “ Is Thorough Bass a science, then? given to the combinations of sulphur with " Yes. It is the science of Music. It lead, carbone with iron, &c. When the contains the rules for composition, and compound consists of two unmetallic com- shows how harmony and melody are probustibles, either name is made to fermi. duced. nate in uret and precede the other, as " What do you mean, mamma, by har. most agreeable to the ear.

mony and melody? I thought they were " Most of the metallic oxides are capa

the same. ble of absorbing and solidifying a certain “ Harmony is a union of many notes, quantity of water, and forming compounds forming altogether one sound, agreeable possessing peculiar properties; these to the ear, as a word is a combination of compounds are denominated hydrales. letters which, though perhaps not each

“The compounds of oxygen, hydrogen, distinguishable separately, make altogeand carbon, and those of oxygen, hydro- ther one complete, distinct sound; and gen, carbon, and azote, the former con- melody is a succession of different harmo. stiluting vegetable and the latter animal nies, making a continued tune, or theme, substances (some of which are oxides and in the same way as many different words some acids), bear names in general which forin a complete sentence. have no relation to their elements."

Then, I suppose, learning Thorough To a performance like the present, Bass in musick is something like learning any encomium is unnecessary, Its

to spell in a language.

“Yes. But it is also like learning the evident utility is a sufficient and most

grammar of a language, because it reaches appropriate recommendation.

the proper order in which all the parts 123. The Child's Introduction to Thorough rough Bass is, as it were, an abridgment

ought to follow each other; besides Tho. Bass, in Conversations of a Fortnight, of musick ; for instead of the notes being belween a Mother and her Daughter of all written down separately, those in the Ten Years old. 410. pp. 96. Baldwin bass only are written, avd the accompanyand Co.

ing notes in the treble are expressed by THE mode of instruction by Dia- figures placed over the bass.” logue, when skilfully managed, is of all others the most pleasant, and most 124. Four Letters to the Rev. W. J. Fox, likely to command the attention of occasioned by his Sermon, on the Duties children.

of Christians towards Deists; and by in the present case, the Author in- his Remarks, on the Prosecution of Mr.

Carlile. genuously observes, that

By An Inquirer. 8vo. Pp.

53. Hunter. “ The first six conversations are exactly the same in substance, and nearly the

Mr. Fox's extraordinary Sermon same in language as some I have held

was noticed in our Review, p. 441. with two little girls both under seven years

To those who wish to enter deeper of age. The last six may, perhaps, re- into the subject, we recommend a quire the understanding to be rather more perusal of these Letters ; in wbich

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PÁRT 11.) Review of Nero Publications.Literary Intelligence, 617 the writer represents Mr. Fox as a my own in empty declamation ; let me learned and an eloquent Preacher, who

rather strive to strip your argument of has "not merely been a spectator,

its glosses, and thus expose its futility, but as an actor, known the transi- if not to you, at least to those whom it tioo from the gloomy and contracted might beguile to their undoing.” spbere of Calvinism to the boundless

125. Early Piety; or, Memoirs of Chilliberty of his present creed.”

dren eminently Religious, interspersed with The subjects of the Letters are. Familiar_Dialogues, Emblematical Fi1. “ On Difference of Opinion among gures, Prayers, Graces, and Hymns. Christians.” 2. “ On Religious Per- By the Rev. George Burder. 12mo. pp. secution.” 3. “On Freedom of 111

Collins. quiry.” 4. “ Grounds of Admission Mr. Burder is the respectable Miinto the Christian Church.”

nister of the congregation of Indepen. After some introductory remarks, dent Dissenters in Fetter-lane; and the Inquirer says,

this little Work is well adapted to “ I would not waste either your time or the peculiar tenets of bis flock.

72.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE TO TAE ADELPHI OF TERENCE, Performed at Westminster School, on Monday Evening, Dec. 13, 1819.

PROLOGUE.-Mr. Webber. Bis universa patriæ necessitas,

Remedio non caret, novo sub Auspice ! Ut fas et æquum fuit, hanc Regiam domum At liberos, ademto Patre, parvulos, Vacare ludis probibuit soleunibus :

Viduamque matrem quis adeo solabitur ? Nec nos acturos haoc de more fabulam, Palam est tametsi (et ideo habemus graNec vos spectatum sivit intromittier.

tias), Id ægre passi et fortiter tamen sumus, Quæ in hoc curavit Regia liberalitas, Pietate deplorantes hoc tacita malum Satisque vestra testis est quid “ Indoles Adeon’ enim ignavus quisquam aut ferus

Nutrita faustis sub Penetralibus” valetsiet,

Debioc, Verende, ad te revertimur, senex Ut nec moreret Illa spes Britanniæ Valere te jubemus ultimum tui, Desiderała, abreptumque Imperi decus, Quus tu solebas præter omnes unice Vel lla, quam recentiorem'plangimus, Fovere ; alii, quibuscum tu consortia Regina, Mater, et fidei et constantiæ Propiora agebas; alii, ad Isidem quibus Exemplar, et morum, ingenique liberi ? Sub te magistro contiget succrescere; At heu! quo rursus auspicamur omine? Aliique, quos tandem, negotiis procul, Quid hoc lugubre, quæso, vult silentium ? Et spretis, quos plerique avent, honoribus, Quid ora circumquaque fertis, Hospites, Recipere amabas ruris angulo latens. Humique meeste declinatis lumina ? Ibi otiosus, at non idcirco tamen Quos quæritis nusquam inveniuntur, et Humaniorum obliviosus munerum, simul

Super senectæ tramitem facillimum (Si cujus ergo huc advenistis) gaudium Devectus ævum traduxisti leniler, Evasit omue in mentis ægritudinem. Uti ministrum Evangelî dignissimum, O Sors iniqua! O duplex infortunium, Uti probatum Philosophiæ diu ducem, Nec alterum anteponendum alteri- tamen Civem, patronum, Pauperis patrem decet. Fas est, te, te, tuis alumnis, O Pater, Felix! qui ita omnibus bonis amabilis Prius vocari, nunc eheu! novissimum: Vixit, ita flebilis periit, ut denique Quem inexpectata mortis iuvidæ manus In se vetusti non immemores benefici, Ætatis occupavit in meridie. (sui, Circa cubile lacrymantes viderit Jpse etenim alacris, plus æquo improvidus Ipsos verendi Regis ire filios. Dum morbus ægro flagitabat otium, Ergo valete, et ite nunc animæ piæ, Laboriosus in suos, propere nimis

Ite in pace ad beatiora liminaAgenda se recepit in negotia;

Quid plura? ludos nos acturos funebres
Quibus immolatus est honesta victima. Putate, quales Roma dedicaverit
Grave et dulendum nobis boc tamen malum Bene meritis olim de Patria viris,

EPILOGUE.
Syrus.—Comitantibus Dæmonibus. Tunc Æschinus, Demea, Ctesipho, Sannio.
Syrus-Pulebre equidem procedo hodie: Proh Jupiter ! artem

Divinam ! et nostro convenit ingenio.
Ipse olim servus, sceptrum et nova regua potitus,

Pennatus volito victor in ora virum.
Namque novum occepi quæstum ; chartæque diurnæ

Editor, bic vestrum quæro patrocinium.
Gent. Mag. Suppl. LXXXIX. Part II.

Omnia F

Omnia providi—sunt omnia promta-ministri

Dæmones; et nuoc, Dis gratia, fervet opus. Edoceo quonam Respublica more geratur,

Quw leges, et quæ bella serenda meis: Stat, cadit arbitrio nostro, et submissa veretur

Curia me, Cathedræ, Rostra, Theatra, Forum. Nil hodie est, quod non prælo committitur-Eequis

Ambulat, aut equitat, navigat, orat, edit,
Fit nostri juris : nihil est quod condere possis,

Nil recitare ! palam vivitur, atque agitur.
Sed quis adest? Ni fallor, herus; charissime, salve,

Æchine ! (Æsch. ) ---Salveto tu quoque, amice ; QOVUK
Hocce tuum ancupium vortat bene; sed mihi vestro

Nunc opus auxilio est-Pamphila amata diu Jam mea conjugio facta est-tu scis bene; at iste,

Qui nihi contulerit gaudia tanta, Jies,
Laude sua careat, nolo--tu rite, quod actum

Et qualis fuerit pompa Hymenea, edoce :
Ordine rem totam narra. Tua cbarta-(Syrus )–paratum est

Quod petis-ausculta-formula namque mihi
Verborum certa est, longo jam tempore et usu

Sancita, et tantæ quæ siet apta rei(Legit) “ Pamphilam, ut audimus, deduxit ad aram Hymensam

* Æschinus, ipse ortu clarus, opumque potens : " Egregia forma nupta et virtutibus aucta

“ Omnigenis (semper quas sibi vellet Hymen). “ Simplex munditiis ipsa, et velamine operta

" Quod Bruxellenses implicuere nurus. “ Quadrigæ ad portam : et qua primus mensis agatur

“ Offert delicias villa propinqua suas." Æsch.-Sufficit ; isthæc res est: et nihil amplius opto;

Nil quicquam audivi pulchrius aut melius.
Syrus_Gaudeo maguopere, at quidnam sapientia juxta quem video!

Demea et Ctesipho.
Quid vult? (Dem. ) -Euge; caput lepidum
Hem! quam mutatus ! Salve: tibi munere honesto

Jam fungi, et patriæ consuluisse placet :
Ausculta paucis; natum volo visere gentes

Externas (hominum mos jubet omnigenum) Sumat ut exemplum ex aliis sibi; quod fugiendom,

Quod laudi discat, quodque siet vitio ! At proficiscenti soli discrimina quanta !

Febris, Prædones, Alea-/Sy.) -Ohe teneo;
Vis quendam, ut levibus fallat sermonibus horam,

Commissatorem, participemque viæ.
Dem.--Immo etiam insignem Sophia, veterique fide qui

Virtutes possit constabilire-Ctes. ) Meas?
Dem. Temperet ut juvenis ferventem-(Sy.)-Ah! desine, Icto

Cælo erras—Hæcjam vilia-Principio, Non opus est docto nimium, nisi Gallica dictis

Concione bioc illinc inseruisse suis ;
Saltare, aut cantare; aut sorbillare Falernum,

Et scite in patioas inspicere, atque jocos.
Dein placidus, clemens, ne quut male consulat alas,

Clamitet indignans crimina-Flagitia
Intolerabilia ! At domini arridere facetis

Noverit, inque loco desipuisse velit;
Hæc præceptori-(Dem.)-Juvenique accommoda credo

Sy.-Sed te, vir sapiens garrulitate.-(Sannio. )-Syre!
Heus; audit nemon'? ubinam est chartæ iste diurnée

Editor? Is sallem plebis amicus erit.
Hiccine libertatem aiunt esse omaibus æquam ?

Æschinus is nobis vincula, 'lora feret?
Tu populum meliora doce : tu lumina tandem

Pande nova. (Syrus.) -Hoc satis est, improbe Leno, tace Non ego de grege sum vestro--nec postra querelis

Pagina, nec probris dedecoranda tuis.
Sit mer laus quicquid carum et solenne vetustas

Fecerit, aut Patrum mos, geniusve soli

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PART 11.] Literary Intelligence. --Select Poetry.

Quicquid habent sancti leges-venerabile quicquid

Religio-id coleremid summa adamare fide-
Hæc vera, hæc nostrum virtus-Hoc denique chartam

Versiculi monitum dirigat usque meam:
“ Libertas sub rege pio !” Duce et auspice tanto

Vivere pro patria nunc populoque lubet.

Cambridge, Dec. 24. There being two 3; B.D. 1; B.C.L. %; M.A. 30; B.A. of Sir William Browne's Medals which 65. Matriculations 95. have not been disposed of in former years, it is the intention of the Vice

Some time since the The Mirroor of Chancellor to give one medal for the best

the Worlde, edited and printed by Joan Latin Ode in imitation of Horace, and

CAXTON, in 1487, in perfect condition, one medal for the best Greek and Latin

was sold for the small sum of 2s. 6d. Epigrams, after the manner of the An.

through the ignorance of the vender, a thologia, and after the model of Martial,

poor illiterate widow, in the Isle of Wight, respectively.

The book is at least worth 701. Subject for the Latin Ode:

A German Journal mentions a MS. Χρυσεα φορμιγξ.

of the 14th century baving been found ia For the Greek Epigram:

the library of Hanover, throwing consiΕις Αγαλμα

derable light on the early history of Northτης μακαριτιδος Καρολεττας,

ern Europe. It is entitled Conradi Halo Γεωργιου του των Βρεταννιων Αρχοντος berdstadensis Chronographia summorum PonΘυγατερος.

dificum et Imperatorium, or a Chronological

Narrative of the Emperors and Roman For the Latin Epigram :

Pontiffs, by CONRAD of Halberstadt. « Optimos nos esse dum infirmi sumus.” Dec. 29. The hope that the valuable

The Bible Society of Russia printed last living of Wilmslow in Cheshire had year 72,000 copies of the Holy Scriptures. lapsed (which was supposed) to the Uni. This year, 101,500 copies will be printed versity of Cambridge, has failed ; the in various languages, namely, in the Counsel for the University has been con- Chewoshirn, Ostiakian, and Vogulian. sulted upon the subject, and have given The Swedish Government has ordered an opinion decidedly unfavourable to its a new Translation of the Bible, and a claims.-There are no less than one Arch- new book of Hymps for Divine service, bishop and five Bishops now living, who Reforms are also in contemplation for the were members of St. John's College, Cam- amelioration of the Civil Code, the Forest bridge.- The Hulsean prize for the pre- Code, and ibe System of Military Tactics. sent year is adjudged to the Rev. E. A new College at Stockholm will raise the White, B. A. of Corpus Christi College, number of Public Colleges in the Kingfor his essay on “The fitness of the time dom to eleven. These Colleges or Uoi. when Christ came into the world."

versities are, at present, represented as The subject of the Chancellor's (of the in a flourishing condition. In the first University of Cambridge) third gold me- quarter of the current year, there were dal for this year is “ Waterloo.” That of at Upsal 1197 Students, and at Lund the Hulseap Prize Dissertation is, about 600. The total number of Pupils Importance of Natural Religion.”

at the different Establishments for the Oxford, Dec. 25. The whole number of purposes of Classical Literature, amounts Degrees in Michaelmas Term was, D.D. to 3485.

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SELECT POETRY.
FRIENDSHIP.

Say where can sorrow's dul!-ey'd trance, Hail, blissful Friendship, hallow'd Meet the kind consoling glance ? name;

Or where can the lack lustre beam True essence of Love's brightest flame; Seek for an enlivening gleam ? Offspring of a Phoenix fire,

'Tis in Friendship’s ray benign, Which once iu birth can ne'er expire; Sickening grief forgets to pine. Ever living passion, hail,

Should bapless hours polluted pass,
For thou like it canst never fail.

Turn to Friendship's faithful glass,
Sweeter than sweetest fair one's smile, Neither heightening nor concealing,
And stronger than Love's witching wile, But the honest truth revealing,
Is the rich sympathetic sigh,

In that look of tender anguish.
Or unbought pearl of Friendship's eye; Friendship chides but will uot languish.
For fickle Love may wane and waver, It never faints, or stands aloof,
But Friendship lives the same for ever. Spares nor praise, or kind reproof,

Curbs your passions, heals your pain,

SPANISH EPITHALAMIUM. And smiles you into peace again;

In imitation of the Epithalamium of
No pang like its reproviug eye,

MANLIUS and JULIA in CATULLUS.
Or heaven that with its smile can vie.
Never malice mark'd the brow,

EPITHALAMIUM.
Flattery never yet did flow;

Trouvé par un Voyageur dans le Chemin, From those lips whicb truth impart, In the pure language of the beart;

SALVE grado Himeno Friendship knows no varying wheel,

Ya Hespero en el cielo

Enciende, fiel consuelo, Nor says the thing it cannot feel.

La vela del Amor. Purest passion of the mind! 'Tis in thee alone we find

Llega, alla, Selina Mitd forbearance, void of fear,

A su caro marido, Virtue firm, but not severe ;

Roxeante en el vestido Thou art all that poets feign,

De carinoso ardor. Of good, wbo knows thee not is vain.

Como en las florestas, Social love, and public faith,

Temprana y dichosa Are the issue of thy breath,

Es la sagrada rosa And from lack of thee must flow,

Pintada por Amor.. Public feud and private woe;

O Musas de Helicone, I ask but thee to crown our land,

Enterpe y Clio amada, Other blessings court thy hand.

Con vuestra voz sagrada Fortune's frowns with thee are fair,

Centais en su honor. Desarts bloom when thou art there ;

Las Dias de verano, The guilty wretch in peace can die,

Maia, y pintada Flora, And laugh at death when thou art by.

Pingan la terra ahora Then let me ne'er thy presence flee,

Con vario color,
Nor own a Heaven unknown to thee.

Feliz feliz marido,
J. C. J.

A te echa sus brazos,
En amoroso lazos,

Objeto del amor.
CHRISTMAS DAY.
My dearest friends, once more

THE MISTAKE!
Congenial Mirth restore,
And drive desponding gloom away;

IN the lone hour of night, when the wild

winds were howling, Let young-eyed Pleasure smile,

And blue lightnings flash'd, and the thua. And all our cares beguile,

ders were growling, Again we meet on CHRISTMAS-DAY.

A voice, shrilly piercing, was heard to be. As Greeks and Romans sung

wail,

[gale; « Of Bacchus fair and young,"

Like the cry of an infant expos'd to the So now we hail this festal day ;

The tempest had rock'd lovely Ellen to Let Bacchus sparkle round

rest,

[breast, Let rosy Joy abound,

But the form of her lover still haunted her And thus revive old CHRISTMAS-DAY.

And she dream'd that amidst rural walks

they were straying, To-day's the time designed,

While around them a sweet little infant For each convivial mind,

was playing, To“ moisten well his clay;"

When a tiger sprung forth from the bushWith wine his sorrows drown,

wood among,

[prolong; With wine his pleasures crown,

The voice of whose roarings the echoes And freely drink to CHRISTMAS DAY. Then she thought that the cry of the child Hence from my social home

caught her ear, [of fearShould Fortune bid me roam,

Then she woke, ah! she woke in a panic A lonely wanderer far to stray,

Still a voice, shrilly piercing, was heard to My thoughts shall turn to you,

bewail,

[gale. As Memory brings to view

Like the cry of an infant expos'd to the The dear delights of CHRISTMAS. DAY.

She listened awhile no fancy were here

For the voice was still loud, and the cry Let genial Friendship glow,

was more clear; And social converse flow;

· And, determiu'd to rescue the babe from Be happy, jocund, blithe, and gay;

the storm,

(form, On Pleasure's balmy wing,

She rose, and epwrapp'd in a mantle her Carouse, converse, and sing,

And as on her mind resolution bad sat, And toast around to CHRISTMAS-DAY. She rush'd to the door, and she let in Dec. 25, 1819. P. A. NUTTALL.

the Cat!!

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