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“ The importance of the subject,” he down ber back falls a profusion of Tresses, observes, “not only in a philosopbical and spreading over her shoulders. Much ornamental, but also in a medical point time is consumed in combing and braidof view, must be obvious to every person ing the Hair after bathing, and at the of common reflection. It is a matter of greater festivals in enriching and powjust inquiry-Why, amidst the innumer- dering it with small bits of silver giided, able works published on medical science, resembling a violin in shape, and woven so little has been written on the subject at regular distance.” of the Human Hair? - Disappointed in “ The beauty of the Hair did not bis researches on this point, even in escape the notice of that elegant and writers of approved excellence and just Royal Poet, James the First of Scotland. celebrity, the Author of this present Es While a prisoner in England, he wrote a say resolved to apply sedulously to a Poem in honour of Lady Jane, daughter branch of study which was intimately of the Earl of Salisbury. Speaking of connected with his former professional the native charms of that Lady, the avocation, to acquire a deep practical Royal Poet says, judgment of the nature and properties • Of bir array the form gif I sal write, of the Human Hair; and having studied Toward hir goldin Haire, and rich atyre.' anatomy under a Gentleman of eminent This Monarch afterwards describes the and distinguished talents *, he flatters manner in which the Hair was then bimself he has acquired some degree of adorned, with emeralds, and sapphires, knowledge on this important subject, and precious stones of the most brilliant the fruits of which he has endeavoured lustre. Upon the head was worn a to develope in the ensuing Essay. The chaplet formed of seatbers of white, red, curious structure and delicate formation and blue.” of the Human Hair -- the causes of the “ Sir Henry Halford, who attended diseases to which it is subject - the His Royal Highness the Prince Regent means of preventing or eradicating them into the Royal vault at Windsor, upon - and the method of preserving and examining the head of King Charles the beautifying it, were the primary objects First, found his pointed beard in a state of the Author's investigation, and of his of high preservation." anatomical and physiological studies. “ The ladies in the reign of Charles His ohject also has been to make a sub- the Second, and succeeding Monarchs, ject, in some degree uninteresting to took uncommon pains in arranging the general readers, interesting to all; -he Hair. The portrait of the Duchess of iberefore has relieved the philosophic Cleveland, and other ladies of the Court, part of this work by a copious selection evidence the taste used in this arrangeof numerous anecdotes, and appropriate ment." passages from the most eminent British

“ Lord Orford relates the following Poets,"

anecdote of the Duchess of Marlborough, The following remark may, per

wife of the Hero of Blenheim :- One haps, be interesting.

of her Grace's principal charms was a « Violent nervous head-aches will prodigious abundance of fine fair Hair.

One day at her toilet, having some words cause the hair to fall off, and if not at.

with the Duke, she cut off those comtended to, will frequently become bald. manding tresses, and Aung them in his I have found the hair in this instance,

face, Lady Sunderland, her daughter, on observing it with the glass, to contain a matter just sufficient to squeeze out

(whose beauty captivated even Dr. Watts,

who wrote some elegant verses upon her) of the tube of the hair. This, I believe,

was possessed, like her mother, of a most seldom happens in England; but in fo

beautiful head of Hair; and she used, reign countries it appears to be more

while combing it, to receive visits from general, more particularly in Poland and

persons whose votes or interest she wishthe Northern parts of Germany, where

ed to influence." the inhabitants are frequently afficted

“ The Hon. Mrs. Howard, afterwards with the disorder denominated the Plica

Countess of Suffolk, Mistress.of George Polonica."

the Second, at an early period of her life, A few of Mr. Rowland's Anecdotes

was eminently conspicuous for her beaumay an use our Readers.

tiful Hair. Lord Orford relates an anec“ The celebrated Dr. E. D. Clarke, dote of this Lady: 'That her husband in his Travels, tbus describes a Lady of having given a grand entertainment to Athens : * At her cheek is a lock of Hair the Hanoverian Ambassador, and the made to curl towards the face, and expences not being paid, she cut off ber

beautiful tresses, which at that time * “ Joshua Brooks, Esq. Lecturer on procured an immense profit, to defray Anatomy, &c. Blenbeim-street.' the expences.'"

52. Vir

text.

52. P. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgi- by chance, these Notes attract for a mo

ca, Æneis. Accedunt, in Gratiam Ju ment their attention. We have all our ventutis, Nota quædam Anglice scriptæ. favourite opinions and bypotheses, on Editio Secunda. In Ædibus Valpianis. disputed points; in Virgil in particular, 12mo. pp. 640. Law ( Whitaker. we have many of us formed conclusions

A very neat and accurate impres- early, and not to be shaken. Even sion of the Prince of Roman Poels;

where we privately retain some doubts,

it is perhaps in human nature, on these which we are glad to see thus intro

points, even to resent any attack on opi. duced :

nions which we favour, and believe to be “ The favourable reception given by well founded. the publick to a previous Edition of Virgil “ The authorities whence the Notes are in the present form, bas induced the derived are frequently stated. The Printer to proceed to another impres. letters D. H. and M. 'show that these sion, accompanying it, for the use of have been borrowed, respectively, from Schools, with some brief English Notes. the Delphin, from Professor Martyn, Mr. Valpy thus proceeds:

and Heyne. The valuable body of

notes on the Eclogues and Georgics, “ In preparing these, as the design, in some respects, differs from that of by J. H. Voss, was not procured with

out considerable delay and difficulty : other annotators of school editions, a

but for the exertions of a learned few prefatory words in explanation ap- friend, probably it might not have pear necessary. On general subjects of

been obtained. As well on account of history or of mythology, of chronology its scarcity, in this country at least, or of geography, these Notes are not de.

as because this work is still confined to signed to give information, or to abridge

its Author's native language, the Annothe labour of the youthful student in

talor bas considered it as a point of hoconsulting such a dictionary as that of

nour, to avow in what instances his Dr. Lempriere. They are meant to be

Notes have been benefited by the laconfined strictly to the elucidation of the

bours of this Veteran in Classical LiteraOn every occasion, without ex

ture, who has conferred on its lovers ception, where any difficulty, either of

such various and important obligations." construction, or in the sense, or in the metre, seemed likely to arise, the best

53. The Literary Bazaar; or, Poet's information has been diligently sought

Council: a Grand, Historic, Heroic, and applied ; with a few grammatical

Serio-comic, Hudibrastic Poem, in Two or etymological remarks interspersed,

Cantos With a Pic-Nic Elegy or which may lead the youthful student to

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Esq. By inquire and think for himself, and may

Peter Pepperpod, Esq. 8vo. pp. 63. facilitate bis future progress in the Latin

Harper &. Co. tongue. Heyne has observed, that it is easy to say much about Virgil, but diffi

THERE is somewhat of originality cult to say a little well. If the difficulty in this application of the name of were felt by this great man in the range Bazaar; where a Conclave of Poels of four or five octavo volumes, how much are supposed to be assembled for the more sensibly must it press his humble purpose thus expressed : follower, within these narrow bounds ? “Record, O Muse! with patbos all thine Among the various excellencies of our

own, poet, it bas been remarked that clearness

The valiant deeds of thy heroic sons; is not to be reckoned. In elucidating bis Record the noble courage they have text, many renowned critics bave, in

shewn, successive generations, applied great

(Duns.

In quelling Booksellers,—and routing acuteness and unwearied industry: and How, in full Conclave, they, with wiswhat has been the result ? Not simply dom fraught,

[to mend, discordance of opinion, complete, fre

Argued on means their hapless state quent, and warmly expressed, but in se

Spake of their wrongs with mighty depth veral instances, the suggestions of three of thought, or four widely differing solutions, too

And pray'd Apollo Genius to befriend." often all doubtful. Among these the Annotator's duty has been to select that

An attempt is then made (on the which in bis judgment seemed the most plan of " The Rejected Addresses") probable, the want of space precluding to imitate the manner and language him from doing justice to the different

of several of our modern Bards, arguments. On this head, therefore, it some of them not unsuccessfully; and is incumbent on him to bespeak the the whole, the parodies are favour of better-informed men, should, amusing, though to select any one of

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them might appear invidious. We trated by Diagrams, shewing the vawould whisper, however, to this and rious Movements of which it is comother Authors, that, when they thus posed. Arranged for the Pianoforte, rail at Booksellers, they are censuring

or Violin, by Thomas Wilson, Dancingtheir best friends and steadiest patrons.

Master. folio, pp. 11.

THE skilful and indefatigable Mr. 54. A Description of the correct Method of Wilson thus introduces La Batteuse :

Waltzing, the truly fashionable Spe “ The great celebrity which this cies of Dancing, that, from the grace. Dance has so generally acquired in the ful and pleasing Beauty of its Move first circles of Fashion, and the required ments, has obtained an Ascendancy frequency of its introduction in all over every other Department of that fashionable Balls and Assemblies, has polite Branch of Education. Part rendered it necessary tbat every Teaclier I containing a correct explanatory of Fasbionable Dancing should become Description of the several Movements

properly acquainted with it. It has and Attitudes in German and French. however, since the introduction of it Waltzing. By Tbo. Wilson, Dancing. as a fashionable dance, suffered many Master, (from the King's Theatre, alterations which have tended to perOpera House) Author of The Ana. vert the true nature of its composition lysis of Country Dancing,"

as it correctly stands. To obviate as Treasures of Terpsichore," and a much as possible any further innovaVariety of other Works on Music and tion on this pleasing Dance, is the AuDancingIllustrated by Engravings, thor's object in laying down the correct from Original Designs and Drawings, method of its performance, by giving by J. H. A. Randall. 12mo. pp. 113. the proper music, pointing out where Sherwood f. Co.

the steps and the beating should be inHAVING in our last Volume paid for each, and shewing by diagrains the

troduced, che quantity of musick required proper consideration to Mr. Wilson's

form of the dance, and the correct manCountry Dances,” we shall content ourselves with now giving only the

ner of performing all the various move

ments of which it is composed.” ample title of the present work; obsérving merely, that it is dedicaled

56. The Poor Laws England's Ruin. “ To the Ladies and Gentlemen, of By a Country Overseer. 8vo. pp. 16. the King's Theatre, Opera House, of Sherwood and Co. the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane and “ TO the Poor Laws," says this well. Covent Garden, and of the other Thea intentioned Writer, “ which are genetres, and to the Teachers of Dancing,

rally supposed to be founded in buma. and the others wbo have honoured the

nity, and which have been regarded by Treatise on the correct Method of

many as the boast of the Country, must Walizing with their patronage and be attributed no small proportion of its support, as subscribers and otherwise.

present distress. Among the evils to be “No work on Dancing ever having enumerated as proceeding from these been so highly patronised as the present, laws must first be mentioned the Pour I can only say, that my sense of grati

Rate ; this Tax, unknown, I believe, to tude, excited by your goodness, is so

any Country except England, bas gra. strong, as to be altogether inexpressible,

dually increased, from a very small sum, and such as never can be destroyed, but to a most enormous amount ; must be ever held in my remembrance,

pressive nature is universally acknown and cherished with enthusiasm."

jedged, almost all the land and houses The volume is splendidly printed; in the Country are subject to it; it and will be a curious morsel for some every where bears a considerable proBibliomaniac of the next Century.

portion to the rent, and somerimes Disapproving in toto of the art of greatly exceeds it. Large tracts of land Waltzing, we cannot say more of in different parts of the country are

left uncultivated in consequence of it, the mode of teaching it.

houses are every where wanting tenants,

many of their former occupiers having 55. The celebrated and fashionable removed to other countries, where this Dance La Batteuse, with the various

grievous tax is unknown.” Figures correctly explained, as danced at Paris, and at all the fashionable

After expatiating on the insuffiBalls and Assemblies of the Nobility ciency of the present Laws for effectand Gentry, and also at the Author's ing the inuch-desired purposes, the Balls and Assemblies : clearly illus benevolent Writer adds, GENT. MAG. April, 1817.

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Scotch barley, 1-3d Ib.

Potatoes, 2 lb... Savings in various parts of the country, encouraged by gentlemen of the neigh

Onion, 1-3d Ib.

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0 0% bourboud, bave already been productive Pepper and salt of considerable benefit, and would cer

Bacon, 3 oz..

02 tainly be attended with the greatest

Produce four quarts national good, if the lower orders were conscious that they must depend on themselves in cases of emergency. The

Sheep's head plan which would probably be the most

Barley, { lb..

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Potatoes, 3 lb.. rish there should be a weekly meeting

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0 1 Overseers, or a part of them, to receive Cabbage, turnips, and carrots savings to be repaid with interest. Water, 11 pints.. These sums to be used for parocbial

Produce six quarts purposes, until the savings of any in

“ This was superior to tbe other, in dividual may amount to a sum sufficient

richness of flavour and taste, owing to to be vested in Government security

the bones in the head, which were when the Government, and not the Parish, would become responsible. This broken in pieces previous to their being plan would operate universally, and give put into the stew.pan.

$. d. facility to all to accumulate Savings."

Bacon, \ lb......

4

Barley, 1 lb.... 57. A Remedy for the late Bad Harvest.

Onions, pepper, and salt, 12mo. pp. 24. J. M. Richardson. If this Sixpenny Pamphlet in any

Produce 2 lb, 8. oz. 7 degree answers its Title, it will be worth its weight in gold. It is cer 58. The Young Man's Book of Knowtainly well intentioned; contains mang ledge : containing a familiar View of sensible remarks; and gives very the Importance of Religion, the Works wholesome advice, not only to the of Nature, Logic, Eloquence, the Distributors of Public Bounty, but Passions, Matter and Motion, Mag. to the middling ranks of Society, and netism, Mechanical Pouers, Hydroalso to the poorer classes.

statics, Hydraulics, Optics, Acoustics, It has pleased Providence, in the

Electricity, Galvanism, Geometry,

Geography, Astronomy, History, Chropresent year, to alleviate the calamity

nolegy, $c. By Thomas Tegg, Editor of a bad barvest by an abundance of ani

of the Chronology, or Historian's mal food, which (except when made waste

Companion." The 4th Edition, Efully fat) is now unusually cheap. Here,

larged, with an Index. then, a substitute may be found of the

12mo. Shermost nutritious kind, to enable the poor

wood & Co. to reduce their consumption of bread; We have already given our opinion and it beboves the higher classes to as of this work in Vol. LXXXVI. i. p. sist them in availing themselves of this 250, and are glad to see that the indussubstitute, in the cheapest and most trious Editor continues to improve it commodious form."

in its progressive impressions. Seven different Receipts for the As this publication," he says, “was making of Soup are given

originally compiled with the view of di“ - the result of some experiments viding the profits among seven of the made in the year 1795, by James John- Editor's children, partly as a reward of ston, M. D. Physician to the Royal Hos- their past exemplary conduct, and partly pital at Haslar, and reported by him to as a stimulus to future exertions; he has the Hon. Adm. Waldegrave, now the

much reason to be grateful for the reRt. Hon. Adm. Lord Radstock; a Noble. ception it has met with from the publick man who is ever among the foremost in

in the rapid sale of the former Edijudicious attempts to promote the bap. tions, as well as in the demand there piness of his fellow creatures. The pre- bas been for the present."

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The Second Volume of an Introduc. The First Part of the Polyglott Bible tion to Entomology, or Elements of the (announced some time since by Mr. Natural History of Insects. By the BAGSTER, and intended to be com Rev. W. KERBY, M.A. F.L.S. and W. prised in one quarto volume), containing Spence, Esq. F.L.S. the Pentateuch, is nearly ready for de A Descriptive Catalogue of Recent livery.

Shells; arranged according to the LinThe Third Part of NealE's Illustrated næan method, with particular attention History of Westminster Abbey is an to the Synonymy. By Lewis WESTON nounced for publication in July.

DILLWYN, F.R.S. A New Edition of “ Four Letters on Decerpta ex P. Ovidii Nasonis Metathe English Constitution," with Addi. morphoseon libris ; ad optimorum exemtions. By Mr. G. Dyer, Author of the plarium fidem recensita, Notulis sermone History of the University of Cambridge, Anglicano exaratis illustrata, et Indice

Narrative of a Voyage to Hudson's Nominum Propriorum uberrimo inBay, in H. M. S. Rosamond, containing structa. In usum Scholæ Glasguensis. some Account of the North-Eastern Studio JOANNIS DYMOCK. Editio altera. Coast of America, and of the Tribes in

Preparing for Publication : habiting that remote region. Illustrated *An entirely new Translation of the with Plates. By Lieut. EDWARD CHAP, New Testament into Latin.

By Mr. PELL, R. N.

LEOPOLDO SEBASTIANI. This TranslaPublic Education; consisting of Three tion has been made from the celeTracts, reprinted from the Edinburgh brated Alexandrian Codex, consulting at Review, The Classical Journal, and The the same time all the various published Pamphleteer; together with the De. readings, and a great number of manufence of Public Schools. By the late scripts, all the sacred Greek Writers, Dean of Westminster.

sacred Critics, Glossaries and Biblical A Reply to certain Observations on Dictionaries. The author has also trathe Bampton Lectures for 1815, con versed the whole of Greece, and has contained in the British Critic for Decem sulted the most learned Ecclesiastics of ber 1816, and January 1817. In a tbat nation, in order to know their anLetter to the Head of a College, by cient traditions with regard to the sense REGINALD HEBER, A. M.

of many passages. Oweniana ; or, a Selection from the A Key to the Old Testament, or a Works of Dr. Owen. By ARTHUR Summary View of its several Books, YOUNG, Esq.

pointing out the Persons, Events, and A Treatise, touching the Libertie of a Ordinances that were figurative of Christian Man, written in Latin, by Christ and his Church ; with a more Doctor MARTYNE LUTHER, and trans minute Detail of the Psalıns and the lated by James BELL. Imprinted by R. Propbetic Writings. By the Rev. Henry Newbery and H. Bynneman, 1579. De RUTTER. dicated “To Lady Anne, Countesse of A Six Weeks' Course of Prayers for Warwicke." With the celebrated Epis. the Use of Families. By the Rev. Wm. tle from M. Luther to Pope Leo X. Smith, Author of " A System of Prayer." Edited by William Bengo Collyer, Shakespeare and his Times: including D.D. F.A.S.

the Biography of the Poet ; Criticisms Letter on some of the Events of the on his Genius and Writings ; a DisquiRevolutionary War.

sition on the Object of his Sonnets; a Lalla Rookb; an Oriental Romance. New Chronology of his Plays; and a By Mr. T. MOORE. Accompanied with History of the Manners, Customs and Illustrations from Paintings by Westall. Amusements, Superstitions, Poetry, and Odin, a Poem; by the Right Hon. Sir Elegant Literature of his Age.

By Dr. WM. DRUMMOND. This Poem, which is DRAKE, Author of “ Literary Hours." connected with the most interesting æra of Northern Mythology, refers principally A fragment of the Consular Annals to the Origin of the Gothic Empire. was found at Rome on the 29th of

Catalogus Avium in Insulis Britan. March, in the ruins of the Temple of nicis habitantium ; being a Catalogue Castor. It corresponds with the Tables of all the British Species of Birds, with that were found some time before, and the Provincial Synonims. By Mr. Edw. deposited in the Capitol. They contain FORSTER, jun.

the names of eigbi of the Decemvirs, Eighe Familiar Lectures on Astro who were the authors of the Law of the nomy, delivered at Toitenbam last Twelve Tables, — A stone is said to have winter to a numerous audience of young been lately found in a Temple at Pompersons. By Mr. WILLIAM Phillips, peia, on which are engraved the linear Author of the “ Outlines of Mineralogy measures of the Romans. and Geology," &c.

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