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desolations occasioned by this disas- February, and buried a kampong of trous phenomenon is fearful; and there eight families who dwelt upon it. A siis reason to apprehend that it will occa- milar event took place on the night of sion a great scarcity of provisions. Ma- tie 4th and 5th of March, in the district ny people are suffering under diseases of Talaga, where a number of houses, occasioned by the bad quality given to with all their inmates, were in like the waters by the ashes, and a general manner overwhelmed in ruin, and not a mortality has seized the horned cattle. trace of their existence left. Many rice In the district of Gabang the mountain fields are buried, and the river Ty Goenang Loewer sunk in on the 27th Dienklok is quite dried up. ib.
ENGLAND. The Navy.—The following is the present disposition of the British naval force.
Don VALENZUELA has discovered they knocked him down, and robbed that meat may be preserved fresh for him in the church-yard of Wolvermany months by keeping it immersed hampton, on the 23d of July; and the in molasses.
evidence of the woman in whose house
they resided, went to prove they did Extraordinary circumstance.-- --At not sleep at home that night. There the Stafford Assizes, on the 26th in was no other evidence. It appeared, stant, two soldiers, named Hall and however, subsequently to the convicMorrison, were convicted of robbery, tion, that the soldiers did take 1s. Id, and ordered for execution. They were which fell from the prosecutor's pocket prosecuted by a man named Read, a while he was wrestling with Hall for bricklayer's labourer, who swore that amusement, but they had no intention
of felony; and that Read had no idea of voyage for the promotion of that science. indicting them, until he was instigated During a short excursion to Brazil he by a man of the name of Roberts, the collected more than four thousand 200keeper of the house of correction at logical subjects, which prove how much Wolverhampton, with the view of gain- yet remains to be done before we can ing the reward called “Blood Money," acquire just and sufficiently extensiv which was accordingly pocketted by notions of those remote regions. ib. Read and the keeper of the prison, to the amount of 801. This case having been fully established, and laid before
Royal literary expedition. The EmLord Sidmouth, by the Rev. Mr. Guard, a higly respectable clergyman, useful knowledge, and transplanting to
peror of Austria, desirous of advancing his Lordship granted a respite. The his dominions some of the valuable namen
who bear good characters, have tural productions of the New World, since been liberated. ---Edin. Mag. has availed himself of the opportunity
of the marriage and departure of his Description of Egypt.—The French daughter the archdutchess Leopoldine,
to send to Brazil a number of men of government is proceeding in a spirited science, who, with the permission of manner with the grand Description of the King of Portugal, are directed to Egypt, begun by the command of Bonar explore the most remarkable parts of parte. Two livraisons, as it is well that country, to examine the different will be divided into two sections, the productions of the three kingdoins of first of which is nearly ready. This nature, and to enrich the European section contains 200 plates; 74 of anti- His imperial majesty bas granted the
collections with specimens of them. quities, 45 belonging to the modern state, and 81 to natural history: They given the chief direction of it to Prince
sums necessary for the expedition, and are accompanied with four parts of Metternich. The Persons appointed to text, namely, two of antiquities, one of modern state, and one of natural histo- proceed to Brazil for this purpose are: ry. The price of this section is 800 botany at Prague; M. Gatterer, be
-Dr Mikon, physician and professor of francs on fine, and 1200 francs on vel- longing to the cabinet of natural histolum, paper. The second half of the third livraison, which will complete this ry; M. Enders, landscape painter; M.
Schott, botanical gardener at the pamagnificent work, will appear in the lace of Belvedere; Professor Pohl, adcourse of the year 1818. It will contain 200 engravings belonging to the vantageously known by several works
on mineralogy; M. Buchberger, painthree departments of Antiquities, Modern State, and Natural History, and a
ter of plants; and M. Schick as librageographical atlas of Egypt, compris- in the frigates Austria and Augusta,
rian. The first four sailed from Trieste ing a general map of the country, in
and the other three will embark at Leg53 plates. The price of the two papers
horn with the archuutchess. M. Scbreiwill be 1200 francs and 1800 francs.
ber, director of the imperial cabinet of A new species of wheat.-A variety of the account of the voyage. Messers
natural history, is appointed to write wheat, indigenous to Egypt, which Spix and Martens, members of the grows so rapidly, that it is fit to reap Academy of Sciences at Munich, have three months after sowing, has been for
joined the expedition.
ib. some years cultivated in Belgium. Several agriculturists are endeavouring to introduce it into France. They assert that the bread made with it is of far Roman Antiquities.- A letter from superior quality to that of rye. It is Rome, dated the 15th May last, gives obvious that, under various circum- the following interesting particulars restances, this new acquisition may be a "lative to the antiquities lately discoveresource of the highest importance. red in that city: “You have probably
ib. heard of the discovery near Albano, of Natural History.--M: de Lalande, an ancient burial-place, covered with one of the directors of the Museum of the lava of the volcano which afterNatural History, is preparing for a new wards produced the lakes of Albano
and Nemi. At this place were found a faced with Phrygian and Carystian margreat quantity of vases of terra cotta, ble. It is to be hoped that some inscripcontainiog others of a peculiar form of tion will remove all doubts on the subthe same material, also utensils, fibulæ ject, and determine the use of the ediof bronze, small wheels, and ashes office.--The column of Phocas is almost the dead. M. Alexander Visconti, in a entirely cleared, at the expense of the dissertation read before the Archæolo- duchess of Devonshire, and under the gical Academy, attributes them to the direction of our mutual friend, M. Aborigines. It is certain, that as these Akerblad. Two sepulchral inscriptions vases were covered with the lava, they have been found here. They do not must be anterior to the foundation of belong to the column, and must have Alba Longa, which was built after the been brought hither in the middle ages. extinction of the volcanoes.- The ex A very interesting discovery has howcavations are continued at the Forum, ever been made respecting this coas also on the declivity of the Capitol lumn, namely, that it was erected on a facing it. The Portuguese ambassador, pyramid of steps, one of the four sides the count de Funchal, a very intelli- of which is in good preservation. It has gent man and zealous antiquary, has been erroneously stated, that the discaused the ancient Clivus Capitolinus coveries made near the edifice comor street which ascended from the Fo- monly called the temple of Jupiter rum to the Capitol, to be cleared at his Stator, or the temple of Castor and own expense. The ancient pavement Pollux, corroborate the idea, that these was found constructed in the usual are the remains of the Musuem. There manner of Roman pavements, of basal was no edifice at Rome known by that tine lava, which they call siler. The name; but the most likely opinion is, street ran from the arch of Septimus, that it was the Comitium, or place to between the temples commonly called which the people resorted to vote for those of Jupiter Tonans and of Con- the acceptation of the senatus consulta, cord; and in the distance of 140 feet and the election of priests; and this opibetween those two temples and the nion, first advanced by Nardini, is daiarch, there is a difference in the level ly rendered more probable. There is of 13 feet, which must have rendered every appearance that the forum will the ascent very inconvenient.-By the be entirely cleared a work of very side of the temple of Jupiter Tonans, great interest for the topography of towards the Mamertine prison, the go- Rome. Without the gate of St. Sebasvernment has just cleared the remains tian, near the Via Ardeatina, in a farm of an edifice hitherto totally unknown, belonging to the dutchess of Chablais, and highly decorated. It seems to bave called Tor Marancio, have been found been destroyed by fire; but there is still a considerable number of ancient Moan ancient pavement formed of slabs of saic pavements, antique paintings, and Numidian, Phrygian, and African mar- fragments of sculpture. Inscriptions on ble; and many fragments and blocks of the leaded pipes which conveyed the marble which formed the decorations. water thither, seem to indicate that this They are of the most exquisite work was the villa of the Manutia family. manship, very delicate and very rich, The pavements represent nothing but which leads me to believe that the trellises or compartments, only one of building was of the age of the Vespa- which displays different colours: the sians; and since it is known, that near others generally are white or black the arch of Septimus stood the temple One of these pavements is very remarke of Vespasian, I am inclined to attribute able: upon it are seen the ship of Ulysthese relics to that edifice, especially ses and the Syrens, one of whom, with as the trunks of two colossal statues birds' feet, is playing on a lyre. In anhave been found there, one of an em other part of it is represented Scylla, peror, and the other of a female having half woman and half fish, enfolding two the air of a Juno, but who might pos men with her two tails, and striking the sibly be an empress under that form. water with a ship's rudder. The paintThis, however, is but conjecture.- ings decorate a small chamber, and are Among these relics have been found remarkable for the subject alone; they fragments of columns of Numidian and represent three females of infamous cePhrygian marble, which decorated the lebrity, but in the most decorous attiinterior of the cella. The walls were also, tude. They are inscribed beneath Pa
siphae, Myrrha, and Canace. A fourth, containing the qualities, anecdotes, and whose name is effaced, appears to be superstitions relative to those trees, Scylla.'
plants, and flowers, which are mention
ed in sacred and profane history; the A material for roofing, cheap and du- particulars of some rare and curious rable, is formed by dipping sheets of plants which bear the naines of celecoarse paper (such as button-makers brated persons; and also those which use) in boiling tar, and nailing them on are used in the religious worship and boards or laths, exactly in the same civil ceremonies of divers nations; tomanner as slates. Afterwards the whole gether with the devices, proverbs, &c. is to be painted with a mixture of pitch which derive their origin from these and powdered coal, chalk, or brickdust. vegetables: concluding with a romantic This forms a texture, which completely story, entitled, “ Flowers, from the resists every description of weather French of Madame de Genlis, with exfor an unknown time. Extensive ware- planatory notes,” &c.; by Eliza J. Reid. houses at Deal, Dover, and Canterbury,
Edin. Mag. and churches and farm-houses in the
orth, have been so roofed for more A. FINLEY, of this city, proposes to than fifty years, without requiring re- publish · A Quarterly Theological Repairs.
Mon. Mag. view,' to be conducted by the Rev. Ez
ra Stiles Ely, A.M. The four numbers Mr. COLERIDGE'S Sybelline Leaves to be published annually, are to contain prove that, though in days of error, he' 600 large octavo pages. It is stated to was a man of sterling genius, yet that be the chief object of the Review, to the light of truth, which now blazes make its readers well acquainted with upon him, has blighted his fancy. This all the most important Theological is as it should be, fable and poetry; Works which shall be either published fact and dullness. “Fire, famine, and or re-published in America. The price slaughter," the poet's master-piece, to subscribers will be three dollars a written in 1794, fills six pages of the year; and to others, one dollar for each volume; but in 1817 he judges it neces number. We are informed that the first sary to preface it by twenty-four pages number will be published on the first of of apology, in which Pitt, his fiend of January next, and will contain, among 1794, is, by the same pen, in 1817, other things, a Review of the late “Esconverted into “a good man and great say’of Bishop White, and of the 'Reply' statesman."
to it by J. E. All the matter of this The ingenious authoress of Conversa- Theological Review, except the extions on Chymistry, has published a tracts from the works reviewed, is to be pleasing volume of Conversations on original. Botany, which nothing but the inveterate dullness of scientific nomencla
" ROB ROY." ture will prevent from becoming as The literary world is looking with popular as her former work. ib. great anxiety for the appearance of this
novel. The hero of it is Robert Roy An edition, in English, of Madame Macgregor, so celebrated in Scottish de Genlis' Palace of Truth, ber master- song and story. The tale will no doubt piece, and the most instructive moral be located among the wild scenes of story extant; and a French version of Loch Lomond, where Rob Roy's cave l'Enfant Prodigue, both illustrated and his haunts are still pointed out. with coloured engravings, serve as a The author of these novels still remains valuable accession to books of educa- unavowed, though the general belief tion.
ib. has fixed upon Walter Scott. He has Mr. Hogg, the Shepherd of Ettrick, certainly been among the scenery of is about to publish, by a subscription Loch Lomond early last summer. The which deserves to be liberally filled, a very anticipation of the novel we are Fifth Edition of his “ Queen's Wake,' told has drawn the attention of travelillustrated by the Artists of Edinburgh. lers to the scenes of Rob Roy's ex
ib. ploits. So great is the demand for the Proposals have been issued for pub- extraordinary productions of this author lishing by subscription, in three vols. that we are told ten thousand copies of 12mo, Historical and Literary Botany, Rob Roy are printing. Ed. Analectic.
SPOKEN BY MR. KEMBLE, AT THE EDINBURGH THEATRE.
WRITTEN BY WALTER SCOTT.
As the war-worn horse, at the trumpet's sound,
But years steal on, and higher duties crave
Here, then, adieu! while yet some well-graced parts
-how oft I hither came,
O favour'd land! renown'd for arts and arms,
The above Address was delivered by Mr. Kemble with great effect, under frequent interruptions from the feelings of the audience; and loud applause continued after the exit of this long adınired actor.