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581] Decorative Printing.--Walpole's European and Asiatic Turkey, &c. [582
Mr. W. SAVAGE, printer, of London, has Mr. GRIFFITHS, author of “the Sons of Da. issued proposals for publishing by subscrip- vid,” is preparing for the press, another histortion, Practical Hints on Decorative Prioting; ical romance of the fourteenth century, wherewith specimens in colours, engraved op wood in the manners of our ancestors are displayed, Containing instructions for formning black and and the singular adventures related of a god coloured printing inks; for producing fine daughter of King Richard the Second, and press-work; and for printing in colours. As some particulars of that monarch not yet made an ornamental book---it is hoped (says the public. Editor) that it may be deemed worthy of a The Rev. Hugh Pearson's Memoirs of the place in the library of the amateur. Respect Life and Writings of the Rev. Dr. Claudius ing typography, it is intended to class with Buchanan, will soon appear. the finest works issued from the press : and, with regard to decorative ornament---the vol. Practical Enquiry into the Causes of the fre
Sir WILLIAM Adams is about to publish, a une will be perfectly unique. The subjects quent Failure of ihe Operations of extracting printed in various coloured inks will be select and depressing the Cataract, and the deseriped from the chastest productions of antiquity tion of a new and improved series of opera---medals, fragmeots of ruins, buildings, land- tions, hy the practice of which most of these scapes, flowers, quadrupeds, birds, and in causes of failure may be avoided. decis; and executed at ibe printing-press in the colours of the originals. As a practical
SIR HUMPHREY Davy has stated an opinwork---it will contain instructions for forming ion, in a recent communication to the Royal the finest black and coloured inks, embellish Society, that falling stars could not be owing ed with numerous engravings ou wood, by tbe to the combustion of gaseous meteors; but that first artists, to serve, not only as specimens of they must be solid ignited masses moving with the different inks, but also of ornamental print. great velocity in the npper regions of the ating. There will be an attempt to shew, that mosphere. the pse of brass-rule is capable of being ex A new mode of giving additional strength to tended beyond its present application. It iron and steel, is proposed by Mr. DANIELL. will moreover contain directions for produc- His plan is to twist metal, in the same manner ing five press-work; and comprise more prac- as strength and compactness are given to bemp tical information for the improvement of print- and flax. ing, generally, than any book on the art Mr. JAMES THOMSON bas in the press, in an which has preceded it; tending to prove, octavo volume, De Courci, a Tale, in two carthat any printer, possessing good types and a tos, with other poems ; including commemogood press, may execute the finest work.
rative addresses, written for several public Mr. BAYLEY, formerly of Merton College,
institutions. has in the press, Id wal, the Narrative of Brito, Under Biography, this mooth’s list preand the Hostage, detached portions of an epic sents The Lives of the more Eminent of the poem; with a poem in Greek hexameters. Fathers of the first Three Centuries, by the
Rev. Robert Cox. It is rather illustrative Memoirs of European and Asiatic Turkey, of character than recordant of fact, and is well from the panuscript journals of modern trav- calculated to give a correct general idea of ellers in those countries, are preparing by the writings of those Christian leaders, and of ROBERT WALPOLE, A. M. in one volume, the periods in which they flourished---a kind quarto, illustrated with plates. It will con- of knowledge which is by no means abundant. tain manuscript journals, and remarks on parts of Greece, Asia Minor, Syria, and Egypt, by
The third volume of Village Conversations, lale travellers; and statistics, antiquities, nat. by Mrs. Renou, has just been published ; it ural history, and geography, of those coun- is an attempt to familiarise moral and political tries, will be elucidated by drawings and ub- philosophy by conversational dialogue. Her servations which have never yet been before design is very respectably executed, and will the public, and which will communicate in materially assist parents' in drawing out the formation as correct as it is new.
miods of their children, with a view to the
establishment of sound principles. The fourth and concluding volume of Captain BURNEY's History of Voyages and Dis
In the Bath Literary and Philosophical coveries in the South Seas; comprising all the Society, the Rev. Mr. WRIGHT has described Voyages and discoveries antecedent to the a very ingenious method of working a ship's reign of his present Majesty, bringing down pump by mechanical means, when the crew their history until the point where" Hawkes are too few in number to attend
to that duty, worth's three voyages begin.
and particularly in a heavy gale. It was us
ed by Capt. Leslie in June Jast, during a A new edition of Dr. Thomson's System of voyage from Stockholm to America, when the Chemistry is in the press, and will speedily be crew were exhausted with pumping, and the published. The work will be entirely remod- ship was sinking. He fixed a spar aloft, one clled, and will be comprised in four octavo end of which was ten or twelve feet above the volumes.
top of his pumps, and the other extremity proA new work, entitled, the Dance of Life, jected over the stern ; to each end of the spar intended to form a companion to the Dance of he fastened a block : be then fastened a rope Death, is in the press. The designs are by to the spears of his pump, and after passing it Mr. RowLANDSON, and the illustrations in through both pulleys along the spar, dropped verse by the author of Doctor Syntax's Tour. into the sea astern : to this end he fastened a The first Number will appear on the first of cask of 110 gallons measurement, and conMay. There is also in the press a hand- taining, 60 or 70 gallons of water, which ansome edition, in royal 8vo. of the Vicar of swered as a balance-weigbt ; and the motion Wakefield. with designs hy Mr. Rowland son, of the ship made the machinery work. When
[281 Remarkable Vulcanic Mountain.- Lady Morgan's last Novel. (584 th-steru of the ship descended, or any agita- peats he has found that he cannot bear the tion of the water raised the cask, the pump beat of water at 140° so long as that of tar at spars descended, and the contrary motion rais- 220°. ed the spear, and the water flowed out. The ship was thus cleared in four hours.
Dr. ARNOLD has communicated to the Lir
naan Society a description of a remarkable Mr. HATCHETT has contrived a process for volcanic nountain in the island of Java, sweetening musty corn. Musty grain, which drawn up from actual observation. It is callis so bitter as to be totally ouit "for use, and ed by the patives Tankubanprau. The road which can scarcely be ground, may be render- to it is very difficult, being through an almost ed perfectly sweet and sound by simply im- impenetrable jungle. The cratet has nearly mersing it in boiling water, and letting it re- the form of a truncated cone inverted. The main eill the water becomes cold. The quan- sides are about 500 fegt high, and in many tity of water to be double that of the corn to places nearly perpendicular. At the bottom be purified. The musty quality rarely peve is a small lake, the water of which has the trates through the busk of the wheat,
and in taste of a solution of sulphoric acid. This the very worst cases, it does not extend throogh water was boiling in several parts of the lake ; the amylacceous matter which lies imunediate. but its temperature on the edge was 112. It ly under the skin. In the hot water, all the was surrounded by a soft mud, apparently a decayed or rotten grains swim on the surface, mixture of sulphur and clay. The doctor is of so that the remaining. wheat is ellectually opinion, that it occasionally emite flames, as cleaned from all imporities, without any ma- the trees round its edge had the appearance of terial loss. The wheat is afterwards to be being scorched. On the west side of this cradried, stirring it occasionally on the kiln, ter, and merely separated from it by a thin wben it will be found improved in a degree partition of rocks, is another crater, rather which can scarcely be believed.
larger than the first, baring at its bottom a lake The late Prof. Robison's System of Mechan- presumed that the two craters, though so near
of cold water, from which circumstance it is ical Philosophy, witb Notes and Illustrations to each other, have no conexion. by Dr. BREWSTER, is printing in four octavo volumes, with numerous plates.
The translation of Lady MORGAN'S (formerly In a few days will be published, the Bible Aliss Owenson) last novel has been found some Class Book, or scripture Readings for every fault with in Paris, on account of the details day in the year, being Three Hundred and relative to French manners, of which the anSixty-five Lessons selected from the most in- thor is said to have given as cofaithful delinen. teresting and instructive parts of the Sacred tion, and because she attributed to her characScriptures. This selection is made upon a plan ters, who are supposed to have lived at the recommended by Dr. Watts, and its chief aim time of the League, the ideas and manners of is that of becoming a School Class Book for the 18th and 19th centuries. This is a fault, youth in all stations of life, and of all religious however, which is to be found in most historidenominations, for doctrinal and controversial cal novels, and which Madame de Genlis ber. points have been studiously omitted.
self, has not always avoided. The Rev. Mr. BICHENG has in the press, An
A French translation of so much of FRANKExamination of the Prophecies with a view to Lin's Correspondence as has yet appeared, is ascertain the probable issue of the recent res already pablished at Paris, in two vols. 8vo. toration of the old Dynasties ; of the revival MARTIN HENRY KLAPROTA, one of the of Popery; and of the present mental ferment most celebrated modern chemists, died at Berin Europe : as likewise how far Great Britain lin on the first of Janoary. He was born in is likely to share in the Calamities by which 1743. His labours were principally directed Providence will accomplish the final overthrow towards the improvement of the processes of the kingdoms of the Roman Monarchy, which serve to determine the nature and the
Mr. RICHARD DAVENPORT has published proportions of the elements of mineral subsome curious particulars relative to boiling tar. stances. In order to succeed in researches of Some know, and many probably
have heard this kind, it is necessary to combine the talent without believing, while to others it will be of observation with a perfect knowledge of the quite new to bear, that a man can dip his properties of all simple and componnd bodies, hand into boiling tar without suffering. Being and above all, extraordinary sagacity, and lately at Chatham Dock-yard, where he saw no person ever possessed these qualities in a a cauldron of tar in a state of ebullition, Mr. istry is indebted to him for a vast number of seen any one dip his hand into tar in that analyses, which have served as a ground-work state. One of them," says he, immediate- for the classification & distinction of varieties. ly dipped his hand and wrist in, bringing out which he has investigated in the combinations kuid tar, and pouring it off from his hand as of substances previously known, he has enrichfrom a ladle. "Satisfied that there was no defore-finger, and moved it about a short time single one of these'discoveries would be soldception, 5 dipped in the entire length of my ed the empire of chemistry
with four dew subrepeated the experiment with the tar thorough- cient to shed lustre on the name of any chemJy' boiling, and the thermometer at 2200,
ist. plunging in his finger, and making three oscila The public prints have recently given, og lations of six or eight inches, which occupied the authority of an Englisb gentleman at Rome, between two and three seconds of time. The some curious details relative to the Stuart pa. heat did not arise to any painful degree, though pers in the possession of the late Cardinal it adhered to the skin just like any other liquid York at the time of his decease. His letter, of similar viscidity. Frotn subsequent experi- dated Jan. 10th, is as follows:
585) Stuart Manuscripts. Virgil's Bucoliose-Badham's Itinerary. [586
"Latterly the Stuart papers have been the a peerage and 400,0001, in the result of his dechief subject of conversation here. The whole fection. There are letters of the Duke of of those which had been in the possession of Norfolk, signed N., but of no importance : be the late Cardinal York, forming a supplement seems to have been the most cautious of the probably to those in the Scotch College at Pa- party. I have heard something, but not with ris, had been traced and purchased by a Scotch that precision which you require, of a scheme gentleman of the name of Watson, a resident for the assassination of the Pretender. This, here during part of the late war. They have if accurate, is a serious charge, and may desince been secured and sealed by order of velope a singular scene of this strange drama. government; the person from whom they The letters of the queen are principally introwere purchased is arrested, and at this moment ductions of Irish families, exiled and fugitive, papal gendarme keeps guard in the house. to her Roman and Italian friends. They enI had a short view of them before they were ter, though numerous in the extreme, but little seized. How the papers first got out of the into the political intrigues of the day. Percabinets of the Cardinal I have not heard ; but baps the most curious of the whole, are the letthey came into the possession of Tassoni, au- ters of Miss Walkinshaw to Prince Charles; ditor of the Pope, and were confidentially
en- the letters of her daughter to the same ; the trusted to a priest of the name of Lussi. Wat- letters of James to him, and the remonstrance son heard of this, and, after assuring himself of his friends in Scotland. of the authenticity of the information, applied for them to the priest. Lussi required the
P. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, permission of Tassoni, and it is anderstood, that Notæ quædam Anglice Scriptæ. Editio Se
Æneis. Accedunt in gratiam Juventutis obtained. A receipt was given for two bun- cunda, 18mo. Just published. dred crowns, and the papers secured in Wat
"This edition of the Mantuan bard, indepenson's lodgings. The new possessor of them dent of its typographical accuracy, is rendertalked and would take no advice. The cir- ed equally valuable for the school and the cumstance at length transpired. Tassoni re- closet, the young student and the reader of exgretted the affair, and applied
to the Secretary tensive knowledge. The body of notes formof State, who interfered, on the ground of a ing the Appendix constitutes an excellent fraudulent misrepresentation by Lussi. The commentary upon Virgil ; and must prove of latter and the papers were immediately seized. peculiar benefit to the pupil in . clearing The papers are namerous, authentie, and val- up difficulties of the sense or the metre. But uable. They are supposed to amount to half these explanatory notes are of still farther a million. Many of them were not unpacked utility, as tending to lead juvenile minds into when I saw them, and covered, in great pack- a train of inquiry that will expand their
ideas ages, the sides of a small chamber, The whole and facilitate their progress in classical literaweighed seven tons. They begin with James ture. These elucidations, which are taken the Second and go down to the death of the chiefly from Heyne, Martin, and Voss, are Cardinal York. In those which I saw, every breviated as to become dry, obscure, and
neither so diffuse as to be tedious, nor abplots for invasion and correspondence with uninteresting. The notes of Voss, in particutender, and the details of the domestic menage known in this country,
and were till now con, foreign powers, &c. to the amours of the Pre- lar, contribute highly to to enrich the present
impression, because they have been little of the Count of Albany. Several letters are in the hand-writing of James and the Pretend- fined to the original German of that learned er, and the whole collection is arranged with and acute eritie."--New Mon. Mag. an elaborate care which does credit to the Dr. BADHAM is preparing for publication, mere mechanical talents for business of the an Itinerary from Rome to Athens, by the exiles and their party. I saw among the po- route of Brundusiom, the Ionian Islands, and litical papers four proclamations of the son of Albania. This
work will contain an accurate James, particularly to the Universities; the account of distances, the modes of travelling, Pretender promises the entire establishment of expences, preparations, and precautions; with their ecclesiatical rights, and his full support other miscellaneous particulars, interesting to of the Protestant church in all its privileges, the traveller. It will include classical recolhowever ample. A short date after, comes a lections of the various sites which occur in the letter of the Cardinal, congratulating him on journey, as well in Greece as in Italy, and, in bis open avowal of the Catholic religion! Of the latter country, a particular account of Hocourse, these are admirable illustrations of race's Iter. each. Then there is a letter to James, from the General of the Jesuits, offering him
the eighteen original Journals (each by a general
It is proposed to publish in monthly numbers, support of himself individually, and
bis order, officer,)
Emfor any religious purpose he might design peror Napoleon : (being
those in which he them; it is very short and vague, signed, I think, Ritz, or Retz. Almost all the principal will be added all the Bulleties, now first pub
personally commanded in chief.) To which families of Ireland and Scotland are impli- lished complete. The first Journal coniaio3 cated. A Colonel O'Bryan seems to have Campaign in Italy, 1796-7. been a remarkably active personage. that have hitherto been only suspected, are
Mr. Ryan has in the press, a Treatise on now deeply compromised, particularly the Mining and Ventilation, embracing in a parWyndam family, who give most mivute infor- ticolar manner the subject of the coal stratifimation, and inany other members of parlia- cation of Great Britain and Ireland ; with the ment of the day. There is a very long letter most approved methods of discovering, workof Atterbury, arranging a plan for invasion; ing, and ventilatiog the same. one from the Duke of Leeds, offering Admiral Mr. William Gifford, the Editor of Mas. Baker, then in command of the Channel fleet, singer and Ben Jonson, is preparing an
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From La Belle Assemblee.
While, o'er the reeling wreck, the savage storm, . LORD VISCOUNT EXMOUTH.
Poured all its lightnings, thunders, blasts,
and hail ; On the 26th January, 1796, the Dut
. And every horor, inits wildest forn,
Smote the firm heartnever knew to service, was wrecked under the citadel of fail ; Plymouth, and totally lost. Lord Vis- 'Twas thine, Pellew, sublimely great and good! count Exmouth (then Sir Edward Forman, thy brother man, distressid---to dare Pellew) was with many others a spectator
The dreadful passage of the ragiog flood, from the shore of the dreadful calamity;
And join the frantic children of despair. and after offering a most liberal reward There, it was thine in comfort's balmy tove. to any one who would convey a rope on
To soothe their sorrows, 'mid the tempest's board, but which none could be found roar : to undertake, he boldly resolved to To hush the mother's shrick---the sick man's attempt the hazardous enterprize himself, groan--and instantly dashed into the foaming
And bear the sufferers, trembling to the shore. waves, swam to the sinking wreck, which so, when this mighty orb, in dread alarm, he never quitted until he had completed Shall crash in ruins, at its God's decree ; his work of humanity, by saving the The saving Angel, with triumphant arm, lives of nearly five hundred of his fellow Shall, from the wreck of all thingsrescue
thee. creatures, who, but for his exertions, must inevitably have perished. The
From the New Moathiy Mapzine. freedom of the Borough of Plymouth PRESENCE of mind in an ENGLISH Salwas presented to him in an elegant silver
LOR at the BATTLE of ALGIERS. box; and at a public entertainment given
Mr. Stenhouse, surgeon of the Glasgow on the occasion, the following stanzas, frigate, relates the following anecdote: written by a gentleman of Plymouth, --- The captain of the fore-top, on his leg were recited :
being so wounded that only a small portion of skin kept it connected with the
[590 thigh, with a view of obtaining surgical blood; what reason can he alledged for aid as soon as possible, grasped a rope not having recourse to this last hope by which to lower himself upon deck. (transfusion) and for not attempting to When he had descended about half way recruit the exhausted frame, and turn from the fore-top, the mangled limb, the ebbing tide of life?" over which he could not possibly have any control, became so entangled among
IMMOVEABLE JAWS. flying ropes, that he was under the The wonderful power of the human necessity of hauling himself upwards constitution, in compensating for natural full three feet that he might disengage defects or artificial derangements, is it with the assistance of the sound one, strikingly exemplified in the case of a Whilst he was still hanging by his arms man whose cranium is now preserved in in the air, and with a shower of shot and Mr. Heaviside's Museum. At the early shells flying round him. At length age of four years a violent inflammation having accomplished his end, he de- on both sides of the face produced a scended quietly upon deck.
disease of the jaw-bones, followed by When placed in the cockpit, and wait- anchylosis or immobility of the lower ing till Mr. Stenhouse bad completed jaw. During the next fifty years there the amputation of an arm in which he was no mastication whatever of the was then engaged, the death of the bu- food, and yet he never experienced a gleman, whose wife was at this time in day's illness. In eating he was in the the cockpit, was announced. The poor habit of thrusting in his food with his woman was instantly thrown into a vio- fingers by the left side of the mouth leat paroxysm of grief, and while she was where several of the teeth were deficient. thus bewailing her loss, the wounded captain of the top, with much compasureand naïveté, called out—". Come, Poll,
THE INCUBUS, OR NIGAIT-MARE. leave off blubbering--you shall not be a
Mr. Waller, a navy surgeon, has writwidow long; I will marry you myself ten a very interesting little treatise on directly I am well!" He has since per. this distressing complaint. Refreshing, formed his promise.—Mr. Slenhouse's sleep is not only such a criterion of Official Report to the Transport Board, health, but such a solace of our woes,
and such a rest to our waking enjoy
ments, that an investigation of the cause TRANSFUSION OF BLOOD.
of any interruption therein, is not beDr. Leacock, of Barbadoes, has, in a neath the dignity of a medical philosolate inaugural thesis, detailed a variety pher. Mr. Wailer has successfully com. of experiments on aniinals, by which it bated several erroneous but popular opiwould appear that transfusion of blood nions respecting this curious malady froin one animal to another is not only such as, that it only happens while we safe, but, in all analogical probability, lie on our backs, and after having eaten would be, on certain occasions, such as heavy suppers, &c. Hence the causes profuse bleeding, instrumental in saving have been ascribed to mechanical preslife. Animals, on being bled to syncope, sure on the lungs, from an extended stoin general died when left to the efforts mach. But these are fallacious positions. of nature; but when the warm blood of Mr. Waller knew one instance where it other animals was allowed to flow into proved fatal, and has been credibly intheir veins, they suddenly and rapidly formed of several. Virgil draws an exrecovered. These experiments were va- quisite picture of Incubus in the 12th ried in a great number of ways, but al- book of the Æneidways with the same result. "Dr. Leacock concludes thus :~" When the dan. Ac velut in somnis, oculos ubi languidos pressit ger is imminent, and coinmon means
Nocte quies, nequicquam avidos extendere ineffectual -as when a parturient woman
cursus trembles on the brink of the grave, from Velle videmur, et in mediis conatibus ægri
Succidimus ; non lingua calet, non corpore uterine hænorrhage; or when a soldier is at the point of death fro'n loss of Sufficiunt vises, nec vos, nec verha sonnantna