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merous legends in which Bouddha is made | las lately made soire inquiries into the subto act a part which is wholly fabulous, Mriject of the Turquoise, which seem to us to R. observes, however, that it is worthy of possess considerable novelty: we are indebt January 24th, 1820. Papers Read. remark, that no feature in any of those ed for the knowledge of them to the Asiatic A method of computing Astronomical legends has the slightest relation to the Journal.
Refractions for small Altitudes, by the Rev. foreign physiognomy which some would Turquoise, is a name which has been erro- John Brinkley, D. D. and M. R. S. A. Archattribute to Bouddha, and that he is always neously given to two different substances ; deacon of Clogher, and Andrews Professor represented with a degree of beauty equal to the oriental turquoise being a true stone, a of Astronomy in the University of Dublin. his power,
If Mr. R. had not contented clay coloured by oxide of copper, or even by The object of this paper is to deduce, by himself with repeating the opinion of Sir W. arseniate of iron; and the common turquoise, means of a modification of the result of the Jones respecting the negro features attri- occidental turquoise, or turquoise odoptolite, hypothesis, of a density decreasing uniformly, buted to Bouddha, he might easily have ac- being a fossil
, a petrefaction, a tooth, or a by a very simple investigation, the refraccumulated proofs of another kind, that he bone, coloured by a metallic phosphate ; and tion, at any low altitude, corresponding to was not an Ethiopian come from Africa to not belonging to the mineral kingdom at all
. any heights of the baróineter and thermoHindoostan, but, that his birth being once We imagine that very few persons are meter. Hence tables are deduced for zenith admitted as an historical fact, all the tradi- aware of this distinction. The former is the distances between 800 and the horizon ; tions, without exception, agree in placing it Calaite or borea of Pliny, in his chapter on which scarcely yield in simplicity to the in one of the kingdoms of central India. opaque" blue gems, lib. 37, c. 8; and no French tables, and enable us to obtain the This is a fact established by too many testi- doubt the radaos and ananass of the Greeks. quantity of refraction as changed by the monies, all concurring, though independent Dr. F. restores the appellation Calaite, and weight and temperature of the atmosphere, of each other, to render it necessary to dwell claims a place for this substance among the in which, near the horizon, the French taupon it.
Even should some statues of minerals or stony bodies to which it pertains, bles appear entirely to fail. The author Bouddha have frizzled hair, there are and from which it has only been excluded takes occasion, in a note, to correct a slight many ways of explaining this fact, and an by the more generally known turquoise of mistake, into which Doctor Young seems English gentleman furnishes us with one, Europe, properly described by Reaumur as to have fallen, with respect to an expression which is perhaps not the worst. In a notice a tooth coloured by copper. Indeed every part used by Archdeacon Briukley, in his paper upon the Djainas drawn up and translated of a skeleton may be converted into turquoise,
On, the Analytical Investigation of Reat Madjori, by the Bramin Cavelly-Boria, when placed in contact with coppery bodies, fraction," published in Vol. XXII. Trans. from documents furnished by a priest of and especially with phosphate of copper. The R. S. Academy. that sect it is asserted that the Mahavatas, or Calaite, or Oriental Turqnoise, is found in se On the Inscriptiou of Regular Polygons ascetics, of the second class, must not use veral mines in Perria, where it is highly va ) in a Circle. By Samuel James, Esq. comrazors, but employ their disciples to pull up lued. Pure stones of the size of a pea are municated by the Rev. F. Sallier, D. D. M. their hair by the roots. On which Major C. difficult to be procured; those of the size of a R. S. A. Secretary to the Academy. Mackenzie, remarks, that these sectaries nut are extremely rare. The Persians, Af This paper contains the mode of inscribattribute to the effects of this operation the ghans, and other Asiatic nations, use them as ing geometrically a polygon of 17 sides appearance of the heads of their Gourous, amulets, for ornamenting their creases, and in a circle. The author introduces his conwhich the Europeans have supposed to re- for the usual purposes of jewellery. There struction by remarks on this branch of geopresent curled or frizzled hair. This is an are some varieties.
metry, which had remained almost without atexplanation which would dispense with our The turquoise with which we are all more tention from the tiine of the Greek geometers, making Bouddha a negro with woolly hair. familiar, it is now proposed to designate as till, in the ycar 1801, M. Gauss, in bis“ DisWere it certain that this gnd had received the odontolite; as, though the whole animal quisitiones Arithmeticæ,” called the attention from ancient times the name of Mali, which may be rendered turquoise by being pene- of the scientific world to the subject, and proris given in the Vyacurna, not to the legisla- trated and coloured by metallic oxides, par-ed the possibility of inscribing in a circle all tor Bouddha, but to the genius of the planet ticularly by copper, the teeth alone, owing to such regular polygons as have the number of Mercury, and which does not mean black, their hardness, are capable of becoming tur- their sines expressed by 2n + 1, being also a as P. Paulin de S. Barthelemni thought, but quoises in the full acceptation of the word. prime number. The construction, however, spotted, and which at all events, might very Many teeth of unknown animals have been for these polygons, has not as yet been made well have been given to inhabitants of Duk- found so converted in copper mines, &c. public, schin by the Indians of the north, a fact of but the principal depôts for the formation of this nature would surely not deserve to be these precious bodies are in France. Fur Sine or Cosine of Multiple Arcs. By Hum
On the development of the series for the reckoned among the particulars which may naces, and a process (kept secret) are emphrey Lloyd, Esq. Undergraduate in Dublin make known the history of Indian civili- ployed to produce this artificial turquoise, College. Communicated by the Rev. J. H. zation, and authorise us to think that it may ivhích is, however, distinguished from the real Singer, Secretary to the Academy: have been brought from Ethiopia to Hindoo- stone by being less hard, by losing its costan, and had its origin among the negroes, lour in distilled vinegar, and by dissolving elementary algebra, the expressions for the
The object of this paper is to deduce, from Such trifling circumstances are not calcu- completely in nitric acid. The true Calaite sine and cosine of multiple arus, in terms lated to throw light on such extensive and withstands these tests, and bears a finer of the sine or cosine simply, which had hicomplicated questions. The affinity which polish.
therto not been effected without fluxions. seems to exist between several points of the
They are derived from the expansion of De religions and the institutions of India and
Moivre's formula, and the author has annexEgypt, gives rise to important and difficult
ed some other analytical expressions calcuproblems; but it is not by alledging some
OXFORD, FEB, 12.
lated to show the utility of that theorem. specious arguments, or by indulging in re. flections in which there is always something Burrow, B.D. of Trinity College, was ad- By the Rev. W. H. Drummond, L L. D.
On Saturday last the Rev. Edward John An Analysis of the Cynegetics of Oppian. superficial, that these problems can be solved. mitted ' Doctor in Divinity, grand com
M. R. S. A. pounder.
This paper is properly a continuation of On Thursday last the Rev. Samuel Hall, one read to the Academy during the last ARTS AND SCIENCES.
M. A. Fellow of Brasennose College, was year, on the life and writings of this neglect
admitted Bachelor in Divinity; and the ed Greek poet. Doctor Drummond has given, THE TURQUOISE.
Right Hon. Dudley Ryder, Visc. Sandon, in his analysis, which is very full, many Dr. Gotthelf Fischer, professor of Natu- Nobleman of Christ Church, was admitted passages abounding with high poetic beauties, ral History in the University at Moscow, Bachelor of Arts.
and very interesting to the naturalist, as con
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arising from the facilities afforded to the Palace Rondanini. This collection now This attractive exhibition has been shut in study of art, or the encouragement obtained consists of more than two hundred articles. consequence of the Royal demise: if we form by a few; to these it may be proper to oban estimate of the state of the Arts in this serve, that mediocrity inust sink in neglect ; and in the warning voice of Mr. Fuseli, ex
ORIGINAL POETRY. country sixty years ago, by what is trans- claim, " It is better to deter than to deceive." mitted from that period, and then cast our
A SCENE. There are above 300 paintings in this eye over these walls, we must be prone
“ There is a ban upon mc. The thick air acknowledge how much they have advanced year's collection, and several pieces of sculp
ture. The contributors amount in number Parches my brow, and in my haggard cyc under the beneficent sceptre of George the to more than one hundred and fifty, and There lives a glassy splendour : women shrink, tions, which may almost literally be said to brity, as well as youthful aspirants to faine. Whom ruin has blasted. Look upon me well.-Third. With but very few brilliant excep-include many names of the foremost cele. And children fly me; nay, immortal man belong to the early years of the last reign, A good many of the subjects have been expainting and sculpture were generally at a hibited before, but they are new (we calcu- The breath of those who raised me to the skies
Am I unlike the thing I was ? or has low ebb in England. Since then, many late roughly) in the proportion of ten to Been tainted ? ---Would ye know my story ? bright stars have risen and set; and, at this
Listen. day, our country stands, ire presume to af- one; so that besides old friends with new
I am a wretch of desperate fortunes ; maim'd, . firm, without dispute, the highest on the na- (varnished) faces, we find novelties enow to
captivate our senses. Next week we shall And touchd by plague and burning pestilence, tional scale of excellence in the cultivation of the Fine Arts. The theatrical airs, and resume these strictures, and notice particu- Tho' harmless now) and rack'd by inward pains. cular works.
But more by pondering on the scenes of joy exaggerated anatomy of France; the imita
Long past and gone for ever. I have lost tive feebleness of Italy; the deep sleep of ROYAL ACADEMY.-Last week Mr. Abra- What made this carth a paradise, the wife Flanders and Holland ; and the hardly emu- ham Cooper and Mr. William Collins were I lov'd and worshipp'd like the heavens.-She's lous talent of other states, whence war has elected Members of the Royal Academy, in gone : scourged the nobler pursuits of humanity, the room of the late Messrs. M. Lloyd and Aye, dead and 'mouldering like the common soil present nothing to compare with the various E. Bird. and exuberant wealth of our British school. raised himself from humble life to this diss with all our children from their home, to ruin,
The former, Mr. Oooper, has You trend upon :--but this I might have borne,
Tho' hard ; but she was slain, polluted, torn, Far be it from us to deny the highest attri-tinction by the mere dint of extraordinary I liv'd and turn'd a madman. How I laugh'd butes of genius to individual foreign artists ; talents; and his animal paintings, for truth At all the slanders that the world cast on me! but setting nation against nation in the glo- and spirit, have rarely been excelled. The And when they beggar'd me I laugh'd, and bit rious competition, we repeat, with pride and latter, Mr. Collins, has no superior for de- My chains, and shriek'd in horrid jubilec. triumph, that there is none to match Great lightful landscape ; his coast-scenes are al- They bound me to the slimy ground, and none Britain.
most always peculiarly beautiful, and his of all I had befriended lent me comfort. From this general view it behores is to figures finely introduced.
My limbs were rung and riven: my frame grew let ourselves gradually down to particulars,
parch'dI deserving perhaps of some remarks.
And, like a madden'd hound, my tongue rollid The yearly accumulation of art, while it
out, | developes and displays more talent and
Munich, Jan, 6th. Foaming :--but no one sooth'd. The loathsomo
Yesterday the celebrated Faun of the Par Is stamped on; so was I.-My heart was struck, progressive improvements, must also increase the struggle of contemporary me- lace of Barberini, purchased by his Royal And I was branded thro' the living world,
we feel the shackles imposed on Highness the Crown Prince, happily arrived A villain half condemned. The rabble shrank
by repeated observations upon like here without being damaged. After this co- from one so vile; but I was innocent. subjects ; and impediments inuch more dif- lossal mass of marble had safely passed over Let me not talk of this.--I rave, I rave." ficult to be overcome must arise from the the Appennines and Tyrolese mountains, a 'Tis well I do at times, for that upholds-mé, same cause to painters, whose task it is not delay of eight days was occasioned by a Look at yon drivelling idiot~he is happy. merely to express an opinion, but to create a bridge near Kufstein, which was unable to Yon foaming orator.--Is he wretched ? -No. work which shall differ from the multitude bear the weight: but soon were all obstacles But I have partial glimpses of the past,
thus annually produced. We are embar- overcome, and the chest is now placed in That come like burning sun-beams : aye, and | rassed, they must be disheartened'; are are one of the saloons of the Museum. The col
dart i perplexed what to say, they can scarcely be lection of our Crown Prince has now, cxclu- Scorching, right through my brain. My flesh is able to tell what to do. In our ditemma,
the sive of the Egina, statues, two works of art, (It withers and wastes away; and thro' my heart points at which we have principally aimed, which after the Torso and the fragınents of A knife is driven, altho' you see it not. throughout our many criticisms, have been the Parthenon, according to our opinion, I'm shaven to the crown; and my“dark lair, the interests of the artist, the developement bear most evidently and ineontrovertibly the (I was so proud of it!) was torn away, of the principles of painting, and the direction stamp of Grecian originality and perfection, To make me quite a mockery: but I hear it, of the public. The nature of the theme namely, this Faun and the celebrated statue And will bear more--much more." must necessarily lead to a recurrence of of the Son of Niobe, bought at Vienna.
Thus from his straw, technical terms, which the lovers of art, vi- But that these two masterpieces do not stand shriek'd one poor frenzied wretch, whose look, siting the exhibitions, may be supposed suf- alone here, appears from a list of some of
methoughty ficiently to understand, but by which our the works which are placed in two saloons, Spoke somewhat strangely of nobility. distant and general readers can be little where, besides above twenty other fine works, His eye was glass'd and wide, and rang'd about informed. In the choice now offered us, we see the celebrated Methusa, from the Pa- Huge fetters; and his hands were clench'd, as (and never were the inaterials of which a lace of Rondanini; the colossal Pallas, from
tho modern gallery was composed in our time the Villa of Albani; the colossal Muse of He felt internal pains: then he breatha'hard, more worthy of attention) we feel it our Ageladas from the Barberini Palace; the. And look'd half upward in reproach, -and turn'd duty to be seleet, and to mark only pictures beautiful Venus, from the Palace Braschi: A wistful, piceous eye on me. -Istrove of distinguished excellenee for regard. In so the well known Vaccarelles; two Urts, To soothe; but be grew weaker every hour;
MUSEUM OF THE CROWN PRINCE OF
And now and then be smil'd in bitter anguish. The trunk of this tree measures fourteen | the northern parts of America, is to be subThere seem'd a rapturous, tarrible joy, like one feet in diameter one way, and between scten mitted to the examination of the Royal AgriAbout to roam in freedom. Hope was gone : and eight the other. 'It is hollow, but the cultural Society of Paris. It is expected That had departed with belief; and he
cavity is divided by concentric partitious that it will afford iinportant advantages to Glar'd like a dying comet on this world,
formed of ligneous layers which have resist- rural economy. Pearless of that to come.Now his blue lip Seem'd losing all its colour, and a film
ed decomposition. These partitions are Spread like a snbtle web across his eye,
80 widely separated one froin the other, LITERARY NOTICES. Slowly. His nose grew, white; and get the that a man may pass between them. breath According to local tradition, this tree
Mr. Sharon Turner's third edition of the 'Thro' the distending nostrils whistled hard, has existed since the time of the Druidical History of the Anglo-Saxons, is nearly Like gusts of wind, at prolong'd intervals worship, to the cereinonies of which it was ready. It will contain (we are informed) an He grasp'd his nig and strove to rise, --in vain. consecrated.
addition of several observations and dialogues We lifted him, and then he gaspid and groan'd, The ARCTIC Expedition. Accounts, of our King Alfred, on the subjeets discussAnd open'd wide his mouth.The sounds were ria Montreal, purporting to announce the ed by Boethiusa fuller analysis of the heAnd half resenibled words a lcarner uttors.
arrival at the mouth of the Copper-mine roic poem on Bewulf a larger view of the
River, of the expedition sent out last year to Witena-gernot, or Anglo-Saxon ParliamentHe'shook his hcad, and fell against my arm With all his weight. Awhile I held him there,
explore Baffin's Bay, have been published in and a detail of the population of the AngloAnd now and then look'd at his moisten'd bror, a Dublin paper. The authenticity of this Saxons. And spoke some words of comforh. He was
relation seeins to be inore than problematistill silent:
cal, and we are sorry to suspect that it is an METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. But hic gazed stedfastly npon the wall, inrention, the more discreditable as the
FERBUARY, 1820. Where he had once sketch'd curious images. dearest private feelings, as well as public Thursday, 10—Thermometer from 35 to 47. This lasted long. I spoke again, but he interests, are wrapt up in the fate of tho gal
Barometer from 30, 04 to 30, 24. Still answered not, but gaz'd and gaz'd. At last lant navigators on board of the discovery ships.
Wind S. W. and N. W.1-Generally clondy I looked more closely at him, and I found But even supposing the story to be true, the till noon, when it became clear. I had been holding in my arms--a corse. fact established would not go far towards Friday, 11 — Thermometer from 29 to 44. W. the solution of the great gcographical ques
Barometer from 30, 29 to 30, 21. (By Correspondents.] tion at issue. It has long been thought
Wind S. W. f and 2.-A white frost in the probable, that the Copper-mine river ran became cloudy: rain in the evening.
morning, and generally fair till noon, when it TO PITT:
into an arm of Baffin's Bay stretching more Saturday, 12-Thermometer from 34 to 45. Kind Pity, daughter of the skies,
to the westward than is laid down in charts ; Whene'er thy plaintive voice we hoar,
Barometer, from 30,06 :o 30, 20. The echo is our bosom sighs,
and the extreme uncertainty of the observa Wind S. W. 4. and N. b. E. 2. - Generally And the bright token is a tear.
tions of Mr. Hearne tend greatly to strength- cloudy. A misling rain most of the ufternoon. Where want and poverty reside, en the conjecture; since neither the direc
Rain fallen ,15 of an inch, Where sorrow sits apart to moum; tion of the river, nor the degree of longi- Sunday, 13 — Thermometer from 34 to 47.
Barometer from 30, 23 to 30, 21. Shunned by the “ glittering song of pride," tude of its mouth, are at all established by Thy sympathetic footsteps turn. his statements. It may, for aught we know,
Wind S. b. E. and 8. b. W. t.-Generally Oh! may thy presence never cease
flow much more to the east than is supposed; cloudy; sunshine at times. To light the shade of hunian woc; and when the shortness of the degrees in this
Rain fallen ,025 of an inch. To shed the dawn of Hope and Peace latitude are considered, it requires no great
Monday, 14–Thermometer from 27 to 43.
Barometer from 30, 34 to 30, 42. On man's brief narrow space below. hypothesis to believe that an expedition
Wind N. b. E. Generally clondy till the D
might reach this point from Baftin's Bay, evening when it became clear.' A few flashes of
and be nevertheless as unlikely as before to lightning in the West about 7 o'clock.
Tuesday, 13 – Thermometer from 31 to 45.
Barometer from 30, 44 to 30,47.
Barometer from 30, 47 to 30, 41. to the national air of God save the king ; the he now seems to be about thirty years old.
Wind N. b. E. J. and S.E. 1.Generally clear. Surrey with a solemn dirge ; and others with He speaks no articulate language, but bel- A white frost and thick rime in the morning, various tributes of public feeling.
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