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MARCH, 1817.

Art. I.-A Journal of Science and the Arts, No. III. Edi

ted at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, by William Thomas Brande, F.R.S. L. and E. Prof. Chem. R.I. Pub

lished Quarterly. London. October, 1816. 8vo. pp. 222. W E shall in future give a brief synopsis of each Number of

this very useful publication. It contains perhaps the only adequate account of what is going on in the scientific world; and we think we shall be rendering a service to most of our readers by cursorily reviewing each of its several articles. They will perceive that the Editor has himself undertaken to give, in each Number, an Analysis of the scientific Journals published on the continent:--so that in analyzing the contents of his own Journal we shall be able to make up a quarterly report of all the philosophical news in the old world. It will frequently be beyond our power, spatiis exclusi iniquis, to detail all that is done in each of the different articles;—but then we think it will be a satisfaction even to know what the author is about.. Art. I. An Inquiry into the Varieties of Sensa tion, resulting from the Difference of Texture in the sentient Organ. By T. R. Park, M.B.F.L.S.

This article is supplementary to another in the second Number— On the Laws of Sensation. As it forms a part of an extensive Inquiry, however, we shall say nothing of its contents till the whole is completed; when we will take occasion to bring the subject before our readers in one connected review. Art. II.-A Report on a Memoir by Signor Monticelli, perpetual

Secretary of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Naples, entilled, A description of the Eruptions of Vesuvius, which took place on the 25th and 26th of December, 1813. By A. B. Granville. M. D. F. L. S. M. R. C. S. &c. For. Sec. Geol.


SINCE 1812 the constant eructation of lava had completely rounded over the crater of Vesuvius; insomuch that there VÓL. IX.


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