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his indnstry, by the opening of our Con
** The next vulgar argument against tinental intercourse, became immedi Tithes is about equally substantial with arely subject to another standard - that
the former. They are said to uperate of bullion or specie.
to the discouragement of agriculture, as " And the great, effectual, and in a tax upon industry. Is it possible for deed only remedy for these evils is, to selfish avarice so completely to blind equalize tbube burthens, which have hi the eye of reason as to accompany this therto borne exclusively upon farming assertion witis belief, even in those who capital ; by reducing the nominal price make it? Are not all taxes, taxes uport of our eurrency to the real standard, or industry? That is, does not wealth of value of bullion upon the Continent." every kind originally spring out of in
We do not think the Author's mode dustry? Most unquestionably it dues. of effectiog this important end will be The real fact, however, is, that Titbes
are not a tax upon industry;' they are quite palatable. Ti is,
an integral part of the artaal property “ Supposing the pound-note to be in.
in the land itself; and all estates not trinsically worth only fourteen shillings,
tithe.free (which have not been plunimmediaiely to make it a legal tender dered and forcibly robbed of those rights at that sum."
which at the time belonged as exeloBy this plan, he Natters himself that sively to the church, as the remaining “All persons, without exception, will be nine parts did to the landowners them. immediately restored to the precise rela- selves), are invariably understood, in all tive situation in wbich they stood before contracts of purchase and sale, to be so the peace ; wben, all are now willing to subject to a deduction of one tenth of admit, the country was, in the bighese de. their actual produce, reserved for a spegree, Aourishing and prosperous. All cific purpose ; namely (as the law now distress and cause of discontent would stands, and has stood for ages), for the be instantly removed, universal cbeap- maintenance and support of the regular ness taking place, without producing clergy, wholly independent of all seinjury to any one. The farmer, reim- condary interference." bursed his previvus loss, and deriving equal profit' from his future industry, 39: A Description of the Safety Lamp,
invented by George Stepbenson, and would be constantly in a condition to pay his landlord regularly at the quarter
in Use in Killingworth Colday. The landlord would be thereby
liery. To which is added, an Account enabled to pay bis tradesman's bills;
of the Lamp constructed by Sir Hum. the tradesman consequently would be
pbrey Davy. With Engravings. 8vo.
Baldwin and Co. enabled to pay bis merchant or manu. facturer: anid helice 'Trade and Agricul. THIS Publication claims for Mr. ture would both revive, with an in- Stephenson, against Sir Humphrey creased and redoubled energy."
Davy, the privrity of caventivo of On the subject of Tithes this Writer's the Safety Lamp, now in frequent use arguments are just, and unanswerable. in coal mines : it is written with great “ The delusion which prevails on the
fairness and liberality. subject of Tilbes baving of late been
The ingenious claimant (Stephenpropagated with more than beggarly son) is a san in buinble life, who for sturdiness, requires in this place one or
years last past has been erytwo shurt observations. Whatever may ployed to superintend the engines at have been their origin, whether obtained Killing worth" Colliery, one of the by priestcraft, as is commonly asserted, most exleusive mines in Northumberur, like the greater part of our landed laod, where there is a considerable estates, originally the fruits of conquest, quantity of machivery under ground. which at the time might have been sy. During this time his leisure was inost nonimous with plunder, they now sub- laudably and huinanely employed in sist, buth the one and the viber, by the endeavourioy to fessen ihe number of same justness of title
- namely, posses- the accidents, by making experiments sion. As such they have been uniformly on hydrogen gas, experiments which he recognized for ages by the common law
made in the mine, and upon the gas of the land, precisely after the manner in which that same law recognizes every
there found. The result of his expemàn's right to security within his own
rimcvis was, the forination of a Safety dwelling, as well as the farmer's right Lamp, which has been, and is still to his own sheep or oxen; and would used in that concern, and which his punish, in either case, with a halter, friends consider (with ubat justice the villain who should impiously dare the publick must decide) as precisely tu invade it.
the same in principle with that subsea
quently presented to their police by men bave already publicly declared their Sir Humphrey Davy.
opinion in my favour; and I have the This Publication contains a state. authority of one of them, to whom I ment of facts and dates, as 10 the submitted the above statement, to add, priority of inventio; and the persons that at the first meeting of the Coal who bave brought forward Safety Trade, where the subject was menLamps are mentioned in a way that tioned, and some testimony of gratitude
proposed to Sir H. Davy, he called upon does Mr. Stephenson great credit.
ibe friends of that eminent Chemist to -Tbe use of the wire gauze (Sir H. Davy's) is certainly a happy applica- mine in point of priuciple, which was
state in what his Lamp differed from tion of a beautiful manufacture to a
not even attempted to be done. I unvery useful purpose : but I confess I cannot consider it in any other light than teman, eminent for his success in me
derstand, at the same meeting, a genas a variation in construction."
chanical pursuits, declared bis convicIt might be considered a want of candour were I not to take notice of phrey Davy's must have followed mine,
tion that a Lamp similar to Sir Humthe Lamp constructed by Dr. Clanny; but
had he never directed bis attention to my reason for not inserting it is, that I
the subject. On this strong assertion considered it as constructed upon a
no comment was made ; and the result principle entirely different from mine ;
was, a vote to me of 100 guineas.-The that of separating the external and internal hydrogen by means of water. If summored for the purpose of bestowing
refusal of two subsequent meetings, I am deceived, there can be no question
some mark of approbation on Sir H upon the merit of the discovery, as there is no doubt but that gentleman dates and facts, was justified by many
Davy, to enter upon an investigation of bad directed his talents to the subject, gentlemen, on the ground that they did and bad constructed his original Lamp,
not meet for that purpose, but merely long before I had reduced my ideas into
to testify their approbation of a gentlepractice.” In conclusion Mr. Stephenson adds, pursuit had been attended with consis
man, whose exertions in this interesting “ In the judgment that will be pro- derable suecess: of such a determinanounced upon this statement I feel the tion what right bad I to complain? But greatest confidence. This, at least, I wben, at the second meeting, the ex. trust I shall have credit for, that in this pression of the invention of his Salety publication I have been actuated solely Lamp' was altered to his invention of by a justifiable attention to my own re the Safety Lamp,' I felt myself called putation, and a sincere desire to bave upon to assert my claims. And I trust ihe truth investigated, and not by any I bave now done it in a way not to ofdisgraceful feeling of envy at the re fend any man of liberal feelings, particuwards and honours which bave been be larly those to whom I already feel myself stowed upon a gentleman who has di so much indebted, and who, declining the rected his talents to the same object, unpleasant task of weighing the compaand whose reputation is too well esta rative merit of competitors in the field blished to be injured by me, even if I of Science, generously resolved to rehad the baseness to attempt it. — I may ward each individual who had exerted be permitted to add, that many gentle. his talents in their service."
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. Cambridge, Jan. 31. Ds. SMJTU's Nearly ready for Publication. Annual Prizes of 251. each are this year A Dictionary Hindoostanee and Engadjudged to Mr. John THOMAS AUSTEN, lish; by JOHN SHAKESPEAR, esq. Proof St. Jobn's College, and Mr, Temple fessor of Oriental Languages at the East Chevallier, of Pembroke-hall, the first India Company's Military Semivary. and second Wranglers.
Four Philosophical Essays: On the The Second Part of Neale's Illus- Theory of the Tides, On the Figure of trated History of Westminster Abbey is the Earth, On the Atomical Philosopublished. of this beautiful Work we. phy, On the Moon's Orbit. By Mr. sball take early notice in our Review. LuckCock of Birmingham.
Mr. Peck has finisbed the First Vo. A Midland Flora ; comprising the inlume of bis History of the Isle of Ax. digenous Plants of the more central holme; wbich shall also soon be noticed. Counties; by JAMES SOWERBY, F. L. S.
The Rev. Mr. BROOME has enlarged With occasional Notes, and a sbort Inhis Selections from tbe Works of those troduction to the Study of Botany, by eminent Divines, Fuller and South, in T. Purton, Surgeon, &c. of Alcester. a Second Edition,
Part 1. of “ Whole-lengib Portraits of
Illustrious Men, with Biographical the more valuable as KIRKTON was himself Sketches of their Lives and Characters, an eye and ear witness of many of the By CHARLES GEORGE Dyer." The Work facts which he records, and a distinis intended to display a general View of guished sufferer in the Presbyterian the Costume of the period in which each cause, during a part of Charles II's reign. person fourished ; and for this purpose By Mr. Charles KIRKPATRICK SHARPE. those Portraits have been selected that Illustrations of the History of the exhibit the person represented as in the Younger Cyrus, and Retreat of the Ten usual walk of life, not placed in studied Thousand Greeks; with explanatory attitudes, habited in theatrical Maps. By Major RENNELL. dresses. The Engravings are principally An Account of the Island of Java; by executed by Mr. Romney, from Draw- Thomas STAMFORD RAFFLES, esq. late ings copied from original Pictures by G.
Witba M. BRIGHTY, esq.; and the Work will be Mar, and numerous Plates, by DANIELL. completed in Twelve Numbers, each Mr. Charles Puillips is preparing containing Six Plates, large octavo. for the press Speeches delivered by him
A neat Re print of “A Treatise full of at the Bar, and on various public occaConsolation for all that are amicted in sions, in England and Ireland. Mind or Body, or otherwise ; which A Volume of Comic Dramas; by Miss armeth us against impatience under any Edgeworth. cross. By Nicholas Bownde, D. 1). Mr. John ADYE REPTON proposes to First printed in 1608.
print a few copies, for private distribuThe Bible Class Book, or Scripture tion, of a curious MS Romance, entitled, Readings for every Day in the Year; “A Trew and seithfuile Hystorie off the being 365 Lessons, selected from the Valourous Prynnce Radamanthus." most entertaining and instructive parts A Treatise on the Science of Sbipof the Sacred Scriptures : upon a plan building, illustrated by more than 120 recommended by Dr. Watts.
figures and tables. By Mr. ISAAC BLACKThe admirable productions in the Li BURN, ship-buildes at Plymouth. thographic Art wbich bare of late ap Capt. LAYMAN, of the Navy, is enpeared at Munich, consisting as well of gaged on a work, entitled, “ Outline of tbe works of modern Artists, as of imi- Maritime History, with General Events tations of ancient Masters, have in connected therewith, from the Creation duced Mr. ACKERMANN to use his best of the World to the termination of the ende avours to rival the productions of French Revolutionary War, 1814-15; this Art on the Continent; and he hopes including a particular account of the to have his arrangements in sufficient Rise, Progress, and State of the British forwardness to employ the Lithographic Navy at the latter period ; together press in gratifying the publick with the with a Supplement, containing a Discofirst nnniher of some periodical publica. very for preparing Forest Trees for imtion on the Ist of May.
mediate use, and increasing the strength Mr. ACKERMANN bas in the press and duration of Timber; thereby fur« The Dance of Life," intended to form nishing the means to prevent the prea Companion to “The Dance of Death," mature decay of Ships," &c. &c. &c. lately published. The designs by Mr.
When the PRECURSOR to this Work was ROWLANDSON, the Illustrations in verse mentioned in the House of Lords, Earl by the Author of Dr. Syntax's Tour. DARNLEY declared, “that if any one Preparing for Publicution :
wished for information on the state of Mr. ALEXANDER BOWer is engaged our Navy, be should read the Precursor," upon a History of the University of Edin -The late Earl STANHOPE said, “ I am burgh, in two 8vo volumes. The Au. happy to bear testimony to the merits of thor has had the most liberal access to the Precursor. It is clear to me that the Records of the University, and those Capt. LAYMAN possesses a strong mind of the Town Council of Edinburgh which and sound judgment, with great indusrelate to it; and the narrative will em try, and who is deserving of encourage. brace, in a great degree, the political ment, not discouragement." and literary history of the periods to Dr. Carey is about to publish an Ap. which it refers, together with biographi pendix to his “ Latin Prosody," viz. cal notices of many eminent characters. “ Latin Versification made Easy ;" or,
The Secret and True History of the a copious Selection of Verses from the Church of Scotland, from the Restora. Antient Poets, altered and prepared, tion to the year 1678, by the Rev. JAMES as progressive Exercises for the juvenile KIRKTON, with Notes, and a Biographical Versifier, according to the improved Memoir of the Author. The Work will Continental system, adopted in his “Eng. contain original anecdotes and inte. lish Prosody and Versification,” ana in resting details not elsewhere to be found; his private practice as a teacher.
R. S. says, (in answer to Caradoc, whence derived) is the authority of comLXXXVI, ji. 487.) that Bp. Warburton, mitting persons to the Parisb Stocks? wben in 1764 be mentions “ rents due and the crimes for which that punisbto bim as Rector of Firsby forty years be ment is inflicted ? fore," speaks somewhat ai random, and in M. B. would be obliged by any par. sound numbers. He probably was pre- ticulars of John Thomason, whom Mr. sented by the Duke of Newcastle to the Pennant, in his Scotch Tour, notices Rectory of Firsby, on the death of Mr. as an excellent Peninan, but particularly Thomas Heron, who, as it appears froin famous for his exact and elegant “ imithe Register of that parish, was buried tation of the Greek cbaracter." His there in 1730. Tbe name of no other epitaph is in the church-yard of Tarvio), Rector can be found in that Register a small village near Chester. till 1754 ; when “William Warburton, A LANCASHIRE CORRESPONDENT asks D. D. Rector,” together with the Cu. Whether any Information can be ob. rate's and Churchwarlen's names for the tained with respect to Sir Jonas Moore, time being, are all fairly written on a author of “ England's Interest ; or, the blank leaf in the beginning of a Register- Gentleman and Farmer's Friend, LonBook. He resigned Firsby in 1756. don, 1721.” He is supposed to have been
“ All that I know of Charles a native of Pendle Forest, in the parish Perry, M. D. author of a pompous of Whalley, Lancashire, and to bave held “ View of the Levant,” published in an office in the Mint, during the reign 1743, is, that I understand he was bro- of Queen Anne. An account of the time ther to William Perry, esq. wbo mar of his death, the place of his interment, ried the daughter of the Hon. Col. Syd- and his epitaph (if any) will be partiney, the last heir of that respectable cularly acceptable. family. Whether there were any rela Z. asks, at which Hadham it was that tionship between them and Capt. Jobn Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Rich. Perry, author of “ The State of Russia mond, was married to Edmond Tudor. under the present Czar," 1716 ; and Sandford mentions the place as if it " An Account of the Stopping of Dagen were well known. The same Historian ham Breach," 1721-who died 11 Feb. mentions our Henry II. being born at 1732-3, I am entirely ignorant.”
Mentz, in Normandy. Lord Lyttelton E. observes also, that Mr. Archdeacon says Mans. Which is correct ? Coxe might be further informed of an A CONSTANT, THOUGO YOUNG BEADER, article in the Obituary, 17 Feb. 1732-3, wishes for some account of William recording the death of the Lady Eleanor Walker, of Darnal near Sheffield, who Hedges, mother of John Hedges, esq. is supposed by some to have been the Treasurer to the Prince of Wales, and Executioner of King Charles ; of whom relict of Sir Charles Hedges, formerly he believes there is some mention in Secretary of State."
one of our early Volumes. He informs We thank C. C. for his copy of Sir us that the Rev. J. Hunter's “ History Philip Sidney's Letter; of which we had of Sheffield" is in great forwardness. before been favoured with two or three D. M. Y. says, In Snelling's “ View of other copies; see our last Volume, p.502. the Silver Coin and Coinage of Eng
T. W. refers BIOGRAPHICUS, p. 33, for Jand" it is stated that “ The Money some account of Mr. Gilpin, to our Vol. coined by Henry IV. before bis 13th year, LXXIX. p. 797.
and that of Henry VI. afler his 49th H. C. B. Jun. (of Enfield) will be best year, are by the balance placed to their answered by a reference to “ J. Reeves, right owners." Henry VI. reigned 38 esq, one of the Patentees of the office years, 6 months, 4 days, and was only of King's Printer." The Prayer “ for in his 40th year when his successor the Chief Governor or Governors of Ire- (Edw. IV.) assumed the Crown-yet as land" was evidently uritten (probably the 49 Henry VI, is several times reprinted) before the Union with Ireland. peated in the Work (and no errata not
We thank A WELL-WISAER, and should ed) D. M. Y. requesis some Numismabe glad to oblige him in what he desires tic friend to state what he supposes the to procure. His drawing is accepted. Author intended to convey.
MICHAEL is sorry to observe the total Ignis, who has obliged us with a list disuse of the old punisbment of the Pa- of Fires during the past year, has enumerish Stocks; firmly believing that, were rated eight more than our Correspondent it revived, it would be the means of PalatINUS; but as these are not easily decreasing the numberless instances of distinguishable, he will further oblige us juvenile depravity, by checking its ear by a list of the eight separately. liest stages. The Law upon this subject, A View of the House in which JOHN be says, is little understood by most Knox was born, in our next; with tbe Parish Officers; and he asks, W’hat (and communications of C.; E.M.S.; &c. arc,
SELECT POETRY. LINES, written Feb. 14, 1817, on the
CHARACTERISTIC EPITAPHS. Writer's entering his LXXIIId year. On the Rev. J. Mulso, A. M. who died at
Bath on the 24th of June, 1815, in the WELCOME the morn, which opes to me The pleasing dawn of Serenty-three :
55th year of his age. Lame though I am, and partly blind;
playful Wilmif feelings undisguis'd Weak though I am, yet firm in mind ; If moral Worth and Gospel Faith are I laud the Power wbich bids me live,
priz'd; To comforts HE alone can give.
Stranger — approach this Monumental Though many a year my aching head
shrine, Has dew'd with tears a widow'd bed ; And mix thy sympathetic trar with mine! Returning day can still impart
The tomb is Mulso's- monuments decay: Joy which revires a Parent's heart. Put true Pieligion lives, and lives for aye! Whilst in each lovely Girl I trace
D. CABANEL. The features of a Mother's face: Whilst in a Sou 1 proudly find Virtue with manly sense combin’d.
In Memory of HENRY HARINGTON, M. D.
who died at Bath, Jan. 1511, 1816, in the Anticipating ev'ry care, My griefs, my joys, they fondly sbare ;
89th year of his age. With me their sacred sorrows pour, THE conflict 's o’er ;-thy race of life is For Frienils " not lost, but gone before ;"
[top' With me they kiss Miction's rod; Wellha tthon sped, lime-honour'd Haring. They bow to Heaven, and bless ibeir God. Science, with Harmony and Taste comThen hail the day wiiich opes to me
(mind : The ca!m delights of Seventy-three. J. N.
Form'd the rare features of thy gifted
While thy own Phæbus, with unconscious
Cadogan-place, Cheer'd the calm ev'ning of thy setting Mr. URBAN,
D. Cabanel. The Stanzas, with which the element
Fire is supposed to address the Ladies Eliza and Mary Birmingham, Epitaph on the Rev. J. MANESTY, reho died daughiers of the late Earl of Louth, are, al Reading, April 8th, 1810, in the 7156 it appears, attributes to Mr. BRINSLEY SIE. year of his age. RIDAN: --- The following stanzas, make a physician, Friend, and Father of his part of a Fable on Fire, Water, and
(Rock Reputation." It is a paraphrase of a Ilis Faith and Ilope built on Salvation's Fable from the French of La Molte, of The Village Pastor lies ; in bumble trust which we have fire Imitations and Trans. To rise triumphant from his parent dust. lations in English: two are in Dodsley's
D. CABAXEL. Collectior.
To the Memory of J. Horton, Esq. an -Warmest in converse, Fire began,
eminent Medical Practitioner at Bath, "My Friend, I part with you in pain;
where he died May 10th, 1815, anno By country I'm an African,
velntis 79. And sometimes trathic to New Spain. In Nature's works I range at large,
IN Medicine skilful hospitab'e-kind;
An ac ive body, with an acure mini: A Tyrant Master, uncontin'd; The Serrant's duty I discharge,
An upright Magistrate ; a Friend sincere;
Oe'r Horion's relics, Reader, drop a tear! When due restraints, compulsive, bind.
His aseful Virtues imitate-and raise I'm oft produc'd from fint and steel;
An equal theme for Monumental praise. For Smiths I beat the temper'd bar,
D. CABANELE For Cooks I dress the splendid meal,
And roar like thunder in the War. In Faction's voice I'm loud and ligi, The two follorcing Pieces are from Puems by In Love, I kindle chaste desire;
Miss Campbell, just published. When Smoke appears, suspect me nigh,
STANZAS, Tho' frequently I prove false fire. * From Heaven Prometheus stole my ray, A. hail, then solitary star !
To me how dear thy dewy ray, To man imparted as a gift:
Which, kindly streaming from afar, I'm gently lambent when I'm Gay,
lilumes a pensive wand'rer's way. But keen and brightest when I'm Swirt."
By this sequester'd nameless stream,
Which strays the lovely valley through, ** This Siauza is superior that in Ani trembles to thy fairy beaun, Mr. Sheridan's Poem, copied from it. Thee and the tranquil hour I woo.