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320 Intelligence in Literature, and the Arts and Sciences. (May 1, press a Voyage round the World from of that important matter." It is no1806 to 1812, in which the author vitorious that in the proverbially immosited the Japan, Kamtschatka, Aleutian, ral metropolis of France, the professors itud Sandwich Islands; including a nar- of this pretended science have beea rative of bis shipwreck on the island of merely the priests of the most profligale Sannack, and subsequently in the ship's sensuality; and for the honour of our long boat.

country, wę trust that they will never be Baron DE BERENGER will in a few permitted to erect their altars in the ca. days present to the public a complete pital of the British empire. account of the late Stock Exchange hoax, We have noticed in some of our late under the title of The Noble Stock- numbers the discoveries recently made in Jobber, or Facts Unveiled; in which the Ambrosian library at Milan. It is every stage of the author's intercourse perhaps not generally known, that in the with Lord Cochrane and the Cochrane dark ages, when even the art of making family will be minutely detailed, in the parchment was almost lost, or people shape of a simple narrative, tending to were too poor to procure it, a method disprove Lord Cochrane's affidavits. was devised of effacing the writing of

In the month of May will be published manuscripts, however valuable, for ebe 2 Historical Account, interspersed with purpose of substituting prayers, legends Biographical Anecdotes, of the illustrious and litanies in their stead. The obserIlouse of Saxony, exhibiting the descent vations of late scholars have led them to of the present royal and ducal branches examine twice-written parchments of of that family, and also of his Serene this kind, which are denominated codices Highness Prince Leopold of Saxe-Co- rescripii, and thus many important burg-Saalfeld. It will form a crown 8vo. fragments have been preserved. The volume, embellished with portraits. celebrated library of the Dukes of Bruns:

Dr. Adam Dods, of Worcester, has wick, at Wolfenbüttel, contains several in the press The Physician's Practical such parchments which originally con. Companion, arranged in alphabetical taimed portions of the ancient Gothic dissertations in an 8vo. volume.

translation of the New Testament, A volume of poems by a lady, entitled by Ulphilas, afterwards erased to make Melancholy Hours, will appear in the room for useless liturgies. The Am course of the present month.

brosian library is particularly rich in Mr. Holmes is about to publish a Codices of this kind, the decyphering of Treatise on the Coal Mines of Durham which, under the rude characters of the and Northumberland, containing ac- monks, is extremely difficult and jnjacounts of the different fatal explosions rious to the eyes. To this cause it is which have taken place within the last owing that the treasures lately discotwenty years, and the means proposed vered have reinained so long con, for the remedy of them, illustrated with cealed. engravings of safety-lainps, &c.

Mr. J. B. RIDDEL, of Edinburgh, A life of the venerable antiquary Wil- states, from experience, that the fatal ljanı Hutton, of Birmingham, is about accidents which sometimes occur from to be published under the auspices of the fury of over-driven horned animals, his daughter.

might easily be presented by tying a We trust that the guardians of the small rope round the neck, and fastening public morals will exercise their vigilance it immediately below the knee joint of to prevent our suffering more irreparable one of the fore legs. The length of the injury from the reuewed intercourse with rope must be sufficient to allow the aniTrance during peace, than even the late mal to move his head gently up and protracted and sanguinary war was capa- down with the motion of the leg, and at ble of inflicting. We are induced to the same time so short as to prevent offer this hint iri consequence of having him from tossing bis head above the le observed an announcement, that a com- vel of the shoulder. plete course of instruction is opened by Mr. GEORGE BUCKLEY, millwrighi, M. CORBAUX, (a Frenchman we pre- of Taunton, has invented a portable ar sume) “ in Red Lion-street, Holborn, paratus, by which the weight of the ato relative to the exercise of that huinan mospheric air and of gases in general is Taculty denominated Animal Magnetism, determined with the most uodeviating which instructions, theoretical and prac accuracy, by the application of the tical, will be followed by a nionthly principle of the discovery to the compublication, entitled Annals, and in- mou balance tended for diffusing a general knowledge The safcty-lamp of Sir H. Davy lias


state, bore




1816.) New Constitution of the Institute of France.

327 been fully proved in several coal mines tion of the timber increased.”—The folin Northuinberland. It bas been also lowing is the result: tried in the William pit, Whitehaven, Experiment as may be seen by the following extract 1. Poplar (Lombardy), fresh cut, broke of a letter from Mr. MURRAY, lecturer

with on chemistry, dated Whitehaven, March 2. Ditto, counter part prepared in three 29:-" I bave elsewhere combated the

hours: from a tree in a growing opinion of Dr. Thomson on the question of the entire safety of Dary's lamp. On

3. Seasoned English oak, broke with

784 Thursday last, the wire-gauze cylinder 4. Ditto dicto prepared, bore, was put to the severest test possible, in

This piece, when broken, proved to the dangerous workings of the William

be naturally defective internally,

but a sound piece prepared by pit bere. Mr. Peele (of whom honour

Capt. Layman sustained

1007 able mention is made by Sir H. Davy) And another piece

1070 zad myself, descended into the William

5. Sap-wood, of oak, prepared and pic(the most dangerous in the kingdom),

preserved, borc where we had the opportunity of putting Counter part piece of ditto, in its this valuable discovery to the most com. natural state, exclusive of its na. plete proof. The wire-gauze cylinder taral propensity to rapid decay 536 was, with the lamp burning brightly, in- 6. Common white deal, in its natural troduced to one of the blowers in a dan



339 gerous recess, where, had we penetrated 7. Counter part to ditto, prepared and with a candle, our destruction would preserved, bore

SOS have been inevitable: the effect was grand beyond description. At first a

A royal ordinance of March 21st, lias blue flame was seen to cap the flame of given a new organization to the Isstithe lamp,-theu succeeded an increase

TUTE OF FRANCE. It is in future to of lambent flame, playing in the cyline consist of four academies, The I'rench der; and shortly after, the flame of the Academy; the Royal Academy of intire-dainp expanded, so as completely scriptions and Belles lettres; the Royal to fill the wire gauze. For some time Academy of Sciences, and the Royal the flame of the lanp was seen throngh Academy of Fine Arts. All these will that of the fire-damp, which became ul. be under the special direction of his timately extinguished without explosion.

Majesty, and their general anniverResults more satisfactory were not to be

sary will be on the 21th of April, the wished. • There are some, Sir H. day on which he returned to his kingDavy observes, who underrate the re

dom. The FRENCE ACADEMY shall be sources of science.' Sophistry bere,

composed of the following members :however, is put to the blush; its com

Messrs. de Roqut laurs', bishop of Senplete safety is amply demonstrated. The lis; Suard, perpetual secret:ly; Ducis triumph of humanity, so far as this ex

(since dead); Count de Choiseul Gouftends, is unmingled.' The miner who fier; Morellet; Count d’Ague-seau ; was with us yazed in the full burst of Count Volney; Andrieux ; Abbé Sicard; astonishment, and rejoined, 'I would Count de Cessac; Villar; Count de have thought it impossible. We ovly Fontanes; Count François de Neufchawanted the presence of Sir Humphry teau; Count Bigot de Préameneu; Davy to have participated in our feel Count de Segur; Lacretelle, senior; ings of astonishment at, and admiration Count Daru; Raynpuard; Picard; Count of, the imposing spectacle.”

Destutt-Tracy; Lemercier; Parseval The experiments made for the


Grandmaison; Viscount de Chateau. of trying the efficacy of Capt. Layman's briand; Lacretelle, junior; Alexandre method of preparing timber for ship. Duval ; Campenou : Michaud;

Aignan; building, recently referred to in the de Jouy; Baour-Lormian; de Beausser, House of Cominons, are thus recorded bishop of Alais; de Bonald; Count in a minute of the Board of Agriculture, Ferrand; Count' de Lally Tollendal; dated June 2, 1812.

Duke de Levis ; Duke de Richelieu ; “ The Board adjourned to examine some experiments proposed by Cap. how short a time woo:t could be prepared

*. This experiment was made to shew in Layman of the Navy, on the preparing for use from a growing tree; but a young of forest trees for immediate conversion, Weymouth pine, three days in preparing, by which the specific gravity is dimi- had the cause of premature decay comnislied and the sap-wood preserved from pletely removed, and the strength increased secay, as well as the strength and dura- from 213 to 150%.


New Constitution of the Institute of France. [May 1, Abbé de Montesquiou ; Lainé; and two Dufourny; Heurtier; Percier; Fontaine; vacancies to be filled up. The Royal Rondelet; Bonnard. 4. Engraving, ACADEMY OF INSCRIPTIONS AND BELLES Messrs. Bervic; Jeuffroy; Duvivier; LETTRES consists of the following: Messrs. Desnoyers. 5. Musical Composition, Dacier, perpetual secretary; Count de Messrs. Méhul; Gossec; Mopsiguy; Choiseul Gouffier; Count Pastoret; Ba- Grandmenil; Cherubini; Lesueur. To Ton Sylvestre de Sacy; Gosselin; Dav- these are to be added in the Academies nou; Desales; Dupont (de Nemours); of Inscriptions and Sciences, a class of Baron Reinhard; Guinguené; Prince de ten free academicians for each, to be Talleyrand; Count Garan de Coulon; elected according to the usual forms. Langlès ; Pouyens; Duke de Plaisance; The Academy of Sciences will also have Quatremère de Quincy; Chevalier Vis a class of free academicians, whose nonconti; Count Boissy d'Anglas; Millin; ber shall be determined by a particular Baron Degeravdo; Dom Brial; Petitregulation. All the members heretofore Radel; Barbić-Dubocage; Conot Lan- belonging to any of the four classes of juinais ; Caussid ; Gail; Clavier; Am- the Institute, are to retain the whole of auny Dural; Bernardi; Boissonade; their salaries. The old members exCount de Laborde ; Walkenär; Vander- cluded by these regulations are: Frenek bourg; Quatremère (Etienne); Raoul- Academy, Garat; Cambaceres; Merlin; Rochette; Letronne; Mollevault, and Sieyes; Röderer; Arnanlt; Lucien Bo(wo not yet named. The ROYAL ACA- naparte; Regnault (de St. Jean d'AuDEMY Or SCIENCES, is divided into eleven gely); Maret ( Duke of Bassano); Cardiscctions. These are, 1. Geometry,- nal Maury; Etienne. Acadency of laMessrs. Count Laplace; Chevalier Le scriptions, &c. Lakanal; Lebreton; gendre; Lacroix ; Biot; Poinsot; Am- Gregoire; Mongez; Joseph Buonaparte. père. 2. Icchanics, Messrs. Perier; Academy of Sciences, Monge ; Carnot. de Prony; Baron Sané; Molard; Cauchy; Academy of Fine Arts, David; CastelBreguet. 3. Astronomy, Messrs. Mes- lan; Thibault; Breton. sier; Cassini; Lefrançais-Lalande; Bou- Joseph LAVALLEE, who lately died in rard; Burckhardt; Arago. 4. Geogra. London, was the author of more than pihy and Navigation, Messrs. Buache; forty works, exclusively of those wbich Beautemps; Beaufré; Rossel, 5. Ge- he published anonymously. The loss neral Physics, Messrs. Rochon; Charles; of bis place in the Legion of Honour, Lefevre Gineau; Gay Lussac; Poisson; obliged him to quit France, overw belmed Gerard. 6. Chemistry, Messrs. Count with debts, and destitute of every reBerthollet; Vauquelin; Deyeux ; Count source but a discredited pen. As a wriChaptal; Thenard; Proust, 7. Minera- ter, he was not deficient in wit or impagiIngy; Messrs. Sage; Hauy; Duhamel; nation, but faithless, intemperate, and Lelièvre; Baron Raunond; Brongniard. unprincipled. 8. Botany, Messrs. de Jussieu; de The Paris papers state, that M, DE Lamarck; Desfontaines; Labillardière; Pradt has received more than 180,000 Palissot-Beauvois; Mirbel. 9. Rural francs (5000l.), for bis three works on Economy, Messrs. Tessier; Thouin; the Embassy to Warsaw, the Congress Huzard; Silvestre; Bosc; Yvart. 10. of Vienna, and the War in Spain. They Anatomy and Zoology, Messrs. Count add that Rousseau's Emile produced the Lacépède ; Richard; Pinel; Chevalier author only 100 crowns. Geoffroy Saint Hilaire ; Latreille; Du- The Hon. and Rev. FRANCIS HENRY meril. 11. Medicine and Surgery, Messrs. EGERTON has printed at Paris the frage Chevalier Portal; Chev. Halle; Chev. ments of two odes of Sappho, the one · Pelletan; Baron Percy; Baron Corvic preserved by Longinus, the other by Dicsart; Deschamps. Chevalier Delambre nysius Halicarnassensis, with the text is perpetual secretary for the Mathema- opposite. The notes, the principal detical, and Chevalier Cuvier for the Phy- sign of which is to compare the readings sical Sciences. The Royal ACADEMY of different MSS. in the altered pas. or FINE ARTS consists of five sections : sages, display profound erudition. We 1. Painting, Messrs. Van-Spaendonck; learn with regret from an elegant Latin Vincent; Regnault; Taunay; Denon; advertisement, that the health of the Visconti; Menageot; Gerard ; Guerin; learned editor has obliged him to SUS. le Barbie, senior; Giroilet; Gros; Mey. pend a work which was to have been nier; Vernier. 2. Sculpture, Messrs. attached to that here announced. Rulland; Houdod; Dejoux; Leinot; Mr. CRAWFORD, an Englishman, set. Cartellier; Lecomte; Busio; Dupaty. tled at Paris, has collected genuine por 3. Architecture, Messrs. Gondoin; Pevre; traits of Sully, d'Aguesseau, "Bossuet,



French Literary Intelligence.

329 Racine, Montesquieu, Malesherbes, and naire d'Histoire naturelle, revised and othereminent Frenchmen, and formed a improved, in 36 volunes octavo, which gallery which is described as the most are to appear at the rate of three every interesting in the metropolis.

three months. M. MALTE BRUN has concluded his M. Grabi is printing a collection of periodical Annales des Voyages with the the works of Lesage and Prevost, which 73d number, which completes the 24th will form 56 volumes. Those of Lesage volume. It was the only repository of in 16 volumes, are already published, geographical information in the south of and the 26th volume of Prevost's has Europe. He has announced a new mis- just appeared. cellany, under the title of Minerve, to Michaud's Dictionnaire de Biographie, contain original essays and translations has reached the 14th volume, from foreign languages on philosophy, The first five volumes of a new edition history, literature and geography; but so of LAHARPE's Cours de Litterature, is small is the encouragement given in just published by Crapelet. It will be France, to works of a serious and merely coinpleted in fifteen, with the addition instructive tendency, that it is doubtful of a discourse on the style of the sacred whether he will obtain a sufficient num- scriptures and articles on Fabre d'Eglanber of subscribers to this undertaking. tine, d'Hele, Collin-d' Harleville, Lebrun,

Dessay, the bookseller, has announced Mirabeau &c. under the singular appellation of Cartes A writer in the Journal de Paris, reEncyprotypes, an atlas, in 40 sheets, commends the following circumstance, the maps of which are to be engraved which lately happened in the neighbourafter a new method invented by M. de hood of Brest, to the attention of the FREISINET. By this method the maps dramatists of his country. A man coare not first drawn upon paper, but traced veted a farmer's pig; broke in the night on the copper itself, which is for this pure into the humble abode of the unsuspectpose, covered with a kind of varnish; ing animal; knocked him on the head; and thus the little inaccuracies which so threw the carcase across his shoulder, frequently occur in transferring objects and carried it off. Punishment often from paper to the copper are avoided. follows closely at the heels of guilt. The

M. LACRETELLE has published the robber came to a ditch in tuis way; third volume of his able History of the in crossing it, he fell with his load, and Religious Wars of France, which will be next morning the inurderer and robber concluded in the fourth.

was found lifeless by the side of his vicPRUDHOMME, notorious for his revolu- tim. “ Here is a subject !” exclaims the tionary writings, cannot yet take leave narrator,“ here is a inoral denouement, if of the public, notwithstanding the change ever there was one! Ah! gentlemen of in the times. He has published the first the Mugpie, the Ravens, the Dog of volume of a compilation, with the singu- Montargis, &c. &c. allow a place in lar title of, The Hell of Statesmen, and your menagerie for the Pig of Brest ! the Purgatory of Nations, or lives of emi. Consider what an effect will be produced nent Heroes, Statesmen, Scholars, Cri- by a title of this kind on a play hill : minals &c. in five volumes.

The Pig, the Avenger of Guilt, or the M. de CHATEAUBRIAND is engaged Robber Punished by Himself. I would lay upon an historical poem, in the style of any wager that it runs a hundred nights, his Martyrs. The subject is taken from and eclipses all the animals that are now the history of the Moors in Spain, and the rage.” the work will be entitled Les Abencer. M. Jouy, whose lively work L Hermite ruges.

de la Chaussèe d Antin, is known to the M. DUCRAY DUMENIL has announced English reader, by the title of the Paris a new novel, in four voluines, under the Spectator, has published the first volume title of Jean et Jeannette ou les petits of a sequel to it which he styles, The HerAventuriers Parisiens.

mit of Guiana, or observations on the M. PANCOURCKE is proceeding with the manners and customs of the French, at publication of bis grand Dictionnaire des the beginning of the 19th century. Sciences Medicales, the 15th volume of M. Ducis, one of the patriarchs of which is on sale. He promises a supple. French literature, a man equally estiment to it, for the purpose of embracing mable for his character and his talents, discoveries, made posterior to the ap- died at Versailles, on the 31st of March, pearance of the regular articles.

aged 83 years. He succeeded in 1778 to M. DETERVILLE is about to put to the vacancy left by Voltaire in the press a new edition of his Grund Diction. French Academy. Among his principal NEW MONTHLY MAG.-No. 27. Vol. V.

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Account of Ali Bey.

[May 1, performances were adaptations of Hama had I not lately conversed with him bere let, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Muc- at Weimar on his tour through Germany. beth, King John, and Othello, to the French In the year 1804 I informed the public stage. His fugitive poems have been that two literary Spaniards, Don Simon collected in one volume. Amid the most Roxas Clemente and Don Domingo Bascandalous prostitution of talent, he dia, had received orders froin King shared the danger and glory of silence Charles IV. to proceed to Africa for the with Delille, though he was more fortu- purpose of exploring that country. The nate than the latter in witnessing the re- former declined an expedition attended storation of a family to which he was at- with so many difficulties; Don Domingo, tached. On his first presentation to the however, persevered, and prepared himking, his majesty reminded him of sone self for it so completely, tha: he not only lines that he had written, and turning to acquired the greatest fluency in the Arabic the Duchess of Angouleme, who hap- and Turkish languages, but even submit pened to be present, “ These four, in par- ted in London, in bis 36th year, to the ticular,” said be, "I shall never forget;" operation of circumcision, adopted the Oui tu seras un jour, chez la race nouvelle

Turkish name of Ali Bey el Abassi, toDe l'amour filial le plus parfait modèle;

gether with the manners and religion of Tant qu'il existera des pères malheureux,

the Mohammedans; so that he was egaTon nom consolateur sera sacré pour eux.

bled to travel without danger through all

Africa and Arabia in the character of : Nothing could be more flattering to the

Turk of quality who had resided for a poet than such an application of these

considerable time in Europe. He purunintentionally prophetic lines.

posely selected the name of Ali Bey, beDuring the year 1815, the births in

cause it is one of the most common in Paris amounted to 22,612, (of which

Barbary: indeed he told me, that at 8976 were of illegitimate children) ex

Cairo he had once dined with a party ia ceeding those of 1814, by about 1200.

which there were thirteen Ali Beys: and The marriages were 5575, divorces 32, being exactly the same as in 1814. The

the surname of el Abassi was designed to

produce a notion that he was of the deaths were 19,992, of which 416 were

family of the Abassides, or descendants of small-pox. In 1814, the deaths

of Mohammed, (a collateral branch of amounted to 32,160: out of this puniber

the prophet's family, which is widely 3000 females are stated to have died of

spread in the East.) to procure him acsaisissement. Perhaps some of our ove

cess to the great in the Turkish empire, dical readers can inform us what disease

and to excite respect in the vulgar, This is denoted by this term.

mask was indispensably necessary to the GERMANY.

success of bis design; and during his Mr.C. J. BERTUCH, of Weimar, in his five years' peregrinations Don Domingo Geographische Ephemeriden, gives the acted the part of a Turk of distinction, following particulars of the writer whose and a descendant of the prophet, with Travels have just been published under such address, as to secure to him the the name of Ali Bey :-“He is a Spaniard most important results. On his return by birth, whose real name is Don Don to Europe, finding that the government niingo Badia y Leblich, of the military of his country had been overthrown profession, and since his returo to his during his absence, he resided partly in native country has been promoted to the Paris and partly in London engaged solely rank of general. His Travels contain in preparing his Travels for the press, so much that is extraordinary and romanand in 1814 came to Weimar to consult tic, that I should be tempted to consider me respecting the publication of a Ger him as an adventurer, were I not perso- man edition of them. In his letters, nally acquainted with him, had I not several of which I have from him in received an account of him previously French, he commonly styles himself Ge to his departure on his expedition, and neral Badia.”

TURKEY AND CHINA. The fourth volume of that highly interesting miscellany published at Vienna, under the title of Fundgruben des Orients, contains the following ourious parallel between the Turks and the Chinese, hy the Abbé Hager. We subjoin a verbal translation of it from the Italian original, leaving the reader to draw what inferences be pleases :

When the Turks would testify their reve. When the Chinese would testify their rejence for the Supreme Being, the Emperor, verence for the Supreme Being, the Empeand įheir superiors, they touch the carth sor, and their superiors, they touch the earth

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