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THE Rev. C. J. Latrobe is preparing a Narrative of his late Tour in South Africa, together with some Account of the State of the Missions of the United Brethren in that interesting country. The work will be comprised in one quarto volume, embellished with coloured engravings.

Dr Busby has far advanced in the preparation of a New Grammar of Music, divided into two principal sections; the first elucidative of the musical arcana, as regarding Melody; the second explanatory of those of Harmony. The work comprises the whole compass of the science, and is meant to be no less accommodated to the convenience of masters, than to the improvement of pupils.

Letters written during a Tour through Ireland, by John Christian Curwen, Esq. are preparing for publication in two 8vo volumes.

The learned and Rev. Stephen Weston has in the press an 8vo volume, entitled, La Scava, or some account of an Excavation of a Roman Town on the Hill of Chatele, in Champagne, discovered in 1772; with the addition of a Journey to the Simplon, by Lausanne, and to Mont Blanc through Geneva.

Mr Nicholas Carlisle, the laborious author of the Topographical Dictionary of the British Islands, is preparing for publication, in two 8vo volumes, a Description of the Endowed Grammar Schools in England and Wales.

The third volume of Mr John Nichols' Illustrations of Literary History, including Memoirs of George Hardinge, Esq. will appear in March.

M. Semonin, teacher of the French language at Worcester, will shortly commence a quarterly French publication, to be entitled, Le Portefeuille François, ou Melange anecdotique, dramatique, et litteraire. The number printed will be limited to that subscribed for.

A periodical paper is about to be commenced with the title of The Anti-Methodist.

Mr Prince Hoare is engaged on a life of the late illustrious patriot and philanthropist, Granville Sharpe, a man whose deeds deserve to be recorded as examples to good men of all ages and countries.

A work on Pompeii has been announced, in eight parts, from original drawings taken on the spot in 1817, by George Townley, Esq. accompanied with plans and elevations, and a map of the Campania Felici. The plates of the views to be etched and FOL. II.

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Zelix Albarez, or Manners in Spain; interspersed with poetry, by Alex. R. C. Dallas, Esq. is printing in three volumes.

Mr C. U. Rördansz is about to publish the Mercantile Guide; being an account of the trade of the principal commercial places on the Continent of Europe; of their monies, exchanges, weights and measures, charges, duties, &c.; in one volume,


The important fact of the practicability of curing cancer seems fully established, by the recent discovery of the treatment by pressure. Further reports (by the author, Mr Samuel Young) are in the press.

Vol. 11. of the Annual Biography for 1818, will appear in the course of the ensuing month. The biographies of the late Messrs Ponsonby, Horner, Curran, Glenie, Eyles, Irwin, Admiral Duckworth, Sir Herbert Croft, Doctors Disney and Thomson, the Dukes of Marlborough and Northumberland, &c. are detailed at full length, from original sources of information. A Poem, written by the Hon. Henry Erskine, in 1770, is to be now published for the first time; together with many other original documents.

In the press, and speedily will appear, Llewellen; or the Vale of Phinlimmon: a novel. In 3 vols. (Edinburgh.)

In two volumes foolscap octavo, a new edition of Dr Granger's West Indian Geor gic, the Sugar Cane, and an Index of the Linnæan names of Plants, &c. with other Poems, now first printed from the originals, communicated to the Editor by the late Bishop Percy; and an Account of the Author's Life and Writings, by Robert Anderson, M. D.


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The History of British India; by Jame Mill, Esq. 3 vols. 4to. L. 6, 6s.


A Collection of the several Points of Sessions' Law, alphabetically arranged; contained in the works of Burn and Williams on the Office of a Justice, Blackstone's Commentaries, East and Hawkins on Crown Law, Addington's Penal Statutes, and Const and Nolan on the Poor Laws; designed to assist Magistrates to refer to these several Authorities; to supply the Clergy with Professional Information; and to enable Vestries to transact the business of their respective Parishes. The Statutes continued to 57 of Geo. III. 1817, inclusive; by the Rev. Samuel Clapham, M. A. Vicar of Christchurch, &c. and one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the county of Hants. 2 vols. 8vo. L. 1, 8s.

An Argument for construing largely the Right of an Appellee to insist on Trial by Battle; and also for enabling him to plead his former Acquittal in abatement of an Appeal of Felony; by E. A. Kendall, Esq. 8vo. 1s.

A Collection of Statutes connected with the general Administration of the Law, ar

ranged according to the Order of the Subjects, with Notes; by William David Evans, Esq. Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster. 8 vols. 8vo. L. 8.


The Gentleman's Annual Mathematical Companion. No. XXI. 1818. 28. 6d.

Outlines of a Theory of Algebraical Equations, deduced from the Principles of Harriott, and extended to the Fluxional or Differential Calculus. By William Spence. 8vo. 14s.

The Principles of Mechanics; in three Lectures; designed as an Introduction to this Branch of the Mathematics; by William Shires. 8vo. 3s.


Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, published by the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London. Vol. VIII. Part II.

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An Essay on the Disorders of Old Age, and on the Means of prolonging Human Life. By Anthony Carlisle, F. R. S. 8vo.

Mr Forster on Pestilential Fever.

Dr Veitch on the Non-contagious Nature of Yellow Fever. 8vo.

An Essay on Scarlet Fever, Measles, and Consumption; by Dr Armstrong.

Medical Statement of the case of the late Princess Charlotte of Wales; by A. T. Thomson, F. L. S. 8vo. 2s. 6d.

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The History of Julius Fitz-John. 3 vols. L. 1, Is.

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The Actress of the Present Day. 3 vols. bones; and of the fistula in ano. To which is added, some Forms of Bandages, chiefly for Fractures. By William Jardine, Surgeon of the Royal Navy. 8vo. Price 8s.

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. 3 vols. 16s. 6d.

Tales of my Landlady; edited by Pe regrine Puzzlebrain, Esq. 3 vols. 12mo. Sir James the Rose: a Border Story. 12mo.

Northern Irish Tales, founded on facts. 2 vols.


The Odes of Anacreon; translated into Latin verse. By the Rev. W. J. Aislabie. The Dragon Knight. By Sir James Bland Burges, Bart. 8vo.

The Collected Works of Lord Byron Vol. VI. containing the Prisoner of Chillon, The Dream, Darkness, Manfred, and the Lament of Tasso. sm. 8vo. 7s. Rhododaphne, or, the Thessalian Spell; poem. foolscap 8vo.

Pains of Hope; a poem. 8vo. 4s. Foliage, or Poems, original and translated; by Leigh Hunt.

Revolt of Islam: a Poem, in twelve cantos; by P. B. Shelley. 8vo. 10s. 6d. Alastor, or, the Spirit of Solitude; by the same. 5s.


Observations on the Impolicy, Abuses, and False Interpretation of the Poor Laws; and on the Reports of the two Houses of Parliament. By John Lord Sheffield. 2s.


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An Inquiry into the General State of the Profession of Physic, and of the several Departments of which it is composed; including a brief Review of its Origin, Progress, and Present Condition, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: being an Attempt to develope the Fundamental Principles which should guide the Legislature in regulating the Profession. 8vo, sewed. 1s.

The Doctrine of Christian Charity applied to the case of Religious Difference: a Sermon preached before the Auxiliary Society, Glasgow, to the Hibernian Society, for establishing Schools, and circulating the Holy Scriptures in Ireland. By Thomas Chalmers, D. D. Price 2s. 6d.

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The Farmer's Magazine, No. LXXIII. Price 3s.

The Edinburgh Observer, or Town and Country Magazine. Price 1s. 6d. To be continued monthly.

The Elements of Singing. Written for the Edinburgh Institution for the Encouragement of Sacred Music, by G. F. Graham, Esq. Price 2s.

Albyn's Anthology; or a Select Collection of the Melodies and Vocal Poetry peculiar to Scotland and the Isles, hitherto unpublished. Volume Second. Collected and arranged by Alexander Campbell. The modern Scottish and English Verses adapted to the Highland, Hebridean, and Lowland Melodies; written by Walter Scott, Esq. and other living Poets of the first eminence. L. 1, 1s.

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FRANCE. The only article of political importance, received by the Paris papers, is the account of the fate of the law project regarding the press. After having passed the Chamber of Deputies, and undergone repeated discussion in that of the Peers, it was rejected on the 23d ult. by a majority of 102 to 59. The Peers had, on the preceding day, agreed to an amendment made on the law by the Deputies, to the effect that the deposit of a work should not be considered a publication, so as to subject the author to a prosecution; and it appears from the divisions, that many Peers who actually voted for this amendment, had afterwards determined to reject the law altogether.

ITALY.-The Emperor of Austria has taken away the Vice-royalty of the kingdom of Lombardy from his brother, the Archduke Anthony, and given it to another brother, the Archduke Rainier, without any other explanation, than that particular reasons have lately arisen to make him alter his choice.

GERMANY, &c.-The opposition paper of Weimar, which was suspended in November last, on a complaint by the Austrian envoy, has again appeared; but has been compelled, in its first number, to insert a declaration of its offences, and a promise of future good behaviour. The editors have been changed, and the expression formerly printed at the head of the paper," with Grand Ducal privilege," is to be in future omitted, for fear, it is said, of misunderstanding.

Letters from Koningsberg, Dantzic, and Pillau, give terrible accounts of the fury of the late storm, and of the destructive ravages it has caused in the country; tearing up trees by the roots, throwing down buildings, unroofing houses, and particularly damaging all lofty buildings, such as churches. At Dantzic the sea rose to 10 feet above the usual level, and fell again so rapidly, that several vessels of 60 lasts burthen were left on dry ground. The Forest of Julian, near Dantzic, is almost entirely blown down. The greatest danger threatened the town of Pillau; the stone piers of the port were broken through, and the flood threatened the city with destruction; in some places where the pier is wholly rent away, there is only a slip of land, eight feet wide, to keep off the sea.

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SWEDEN. The four estates of the kingdom have unanimously conferred on Prince Oscar, in the contingency of the absence or illness of the King and Prince Royal, the exercise of the royal authority, to the exclusion of the Council of State, which must otherwise have succeeded during the Prince's minority. His Royal Highness is already compared to the three renowned minors, Gustavus Adolphus, and Charles XI. and XII.; but prospective reigns are generally glorious, since we are prone to honour the virtues of an untried Prince.


EAST INDIES.-Private letters from Bombay communicate the following detail of the arrangements made with the Peish


He cedes to the British Government territories yielding a clear revenue of 34 lacs of rupces-25 of them fall to the Bombay Presidency, by the occupation of the country by the British from Panwell, or Panwelly, 27 miles east of Bombay, to Demaun, on the coast north of Bombayline of territory about 80 miles. The British are to occupy, besides, the Bassein and Jambossin and its dependencies, and also have the Peishwa's share of tribute from Kattywar. The remaining nine lacs of rupees go to the Presidency of Madras. These are provided for by cessions in the Carnatic and the forts of Darwar and Kishelgur. The important fort of Ahmednuggur is also ceded to the British Government, with the land around it to 2000 yards. It was taken by General Wellesley on the 12th of August 1803, and ced ed to the British by Dowlut Row Scindia,, at the treaty concluded in December 1803.

In April 1804 it was restored to the Peishwa. The possession of this fortress gives the command of the city of Poonah, and affords the best entrance into the territories of the Peishwa and the Nizam, Certain pasture lands are also given for the British troops in the Deccan. On the other hand, Britain is to augment its subsidiary force to 12,000 men. The Peishwa is also required to maintain irregular horse and foot, amounting to 8000 men, to be officered by Europeans.

In addition to the above intelligence, it is known that large field forces are on foot after the Pindaries, under Sir Thomas Hislop and Sir John Malcolm, Brigadiers Doveton, Smith, and Floyer. Sir John Malcolm is associated with Sir Thomas Hislop in the conduct of political affairs. The head-quarters of his Excellency the Most Noble the Governor-General were on the 28th of August near Mizepore.

Forty distinct shocks of earthquake are stated to have been felt at Herwul Bagh, in India, between the 26th of May and the 12th of June, which had caused great alarm at that station; the first of these shocks is stated to have lasted several minutes; it made every one leave the Bungalows from fear. Several buildings were thrown down in the province, and also in Gurwal.

OTAHEITE. It is stated in letters received by the London Missionary Society, that idolatry is completely abolished in Otaheite and Emio, and in a considerable degree in other islands adjacent. The King, Pomare, has sent all his family idols to the Missionaries, desiring them either to destroy them or send them to Europe, that the people of England may see what "foolish gods" they formerly worshipped.


CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.-Letters received from this colony state, that, with a view of extending its cultivation, surveys have been ordered of the coast lying to the east, which is extremely fertile, and admirably adapted to the production of wheat. So flattering are the future prospects, that about 300 emigrants had lately arrived at the Cape from the northern parts of England, to take the management and direction of the extensive agricultural districts.

tecting of the commerce of the Red Sea. He has built one at Alexandria, and he is trying to purchase one in Sweden. To support his expences, he has endeavoured to concentrate all the commerce of the country in his own hands; he forces the inhabitants to deliver up to him the produce of their fields and of their industry, at a very low price, which he again sells to the merchants at double value. The Pacha still seeks to attract European manufacturers, principally Swiss, and he has sent some young men into Europe to be brought up in the European manners, and instructed in the arts and sciences.

EGYPT. The Paris papers contain some curious particulars regarding the Pacha of Egypt, and of the means he is employing for the purpose of asserting his independence. His army, according to these ac counts, consists of 100,000 men, and he gives great encouragement to European officers, many of whom he has in his service. His artillery is commanded by French officers, and they exercise it every day in the European manner. He has purchased two frigates at Calcutta, to serve for the pro


UNITED STATES.-The New York papers of the 28th December furnish us with a report from the Secretary of War regarding the strength and distribution of the army, which has been transmitted to the House of Representatives. He states, that the existing fortifications on the maritime frontier being insufficient, in the event of a future war, a Board of skilful Officers has been appointed, to examine the whole line of the frontier, with a view to the erection of new works. The present amount of the military force is said to be sufficient for keeping the fortifications in a state of preservation, but wholly inadequate to defend them against a regular attack.

We have also, through the same medium, the treasury report of the state of the finances, from which it appears, that the net revenue of 1815 amounted to about L. 12,500,000, and the revenue of the last year to about L. 8,250,000. The national debt amounts to 99,000,000 of dollars, or to about L. 19,750,000, of which the interest, at five per cent. is something less than L. 1,000,000.

The bill for the repeal of internal duties had passed the House of Representatives, and only waited the signature of the President to become a law.

On the 23d December, a United States squadron, commanded by Commodore Hinckley, arrived off Amelia Island, and immediately summoned the fort to surrender. General Aury, commanding on the island, protested strongly against the pretensions of the United States, and desired time to forward a remonstrance on the subject to the President; but the Commodore not being disposed to accede to this proposal, the place was quietly surrendered on the following day.

WEST INDIES.--Recent letters from Martinique estimate the losses sustained by that colony, from the late hurricane, at 25,000,000 of francs. What is more afflicting still than the loss of property on the island is, that more than a thousand individuals have perished, and nine-tenths of the vessels have been shipwrecked.

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