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studies. After his first attack of the treasurer to Henry VIII. Edward VI. gout, his dinner consisted only of milk. Queen Mary; and Queen Elizabeth. But at supper he was a great eater. He Being 'asked how he had been able to seldom drank much, always mixing water stand up for thirty years together, amidst with his wine. He would often sleep in the changes and ruins of so inany chanhis chair, and awake the next morning, celiors and great personages, he answered, as retreshed as if he had just risen from “ Ortus sum e salice, non ex querci." bis bed. At the time of life when be

LOUIS XII. KING OF FRANCE. studied most, he would be whole months This excellent prince was at one period in his apartment, without leaving it: a of liis reign flatered with the title of custom probably necessary for the com- “Great," as appears by the following cupletion of the work he had in hand, but rious verses: certainly very injurious to his health. It

Chascun ira partout louant accordingly subjected him to a disorder

Disant, chan'ant, descriptant, in his legs, which he determined to re

Vive le Roy Loys le Grand ! medy in his own way, for he thought slightly of physicians. The consequence

This, however, he had the modesty to was that in the latter part of lile he could refuse. When he died, his subjects des scarcely walk, and spent niuch of his servedly bestowed on bim a more endeartime in bed.

ing surname, thai of“ Father of his l'eulle died at Hanover, the 14th of No- ple.” vember 1716. In his last mornents he expatiated on the method proposed by

The Pastor Fido, of Guarini, was first Furstenbach of transmuting iron into gold. represented before Philip II. of Spain When on the point of death, he called for with great magnificence. This dramatic paper and ink:- he wrote; bu: attempting when it first appeared, Aubert Le Mire,

rise to a ludicrous mistake. to read what he had written, his eyes grew Librarian to the Archduke Albert, goverdim, and he expired at the age of seventy. nor of the Low Countries, misled by the PAULET, MARQUIS OF WINCHESTER.

title, inserted it in a list which he was then This nobleman died in 1572, at the making of relyious books, conceiviog that very advanced age of 97. lle was ser- it was some theological treatise upon tha vait to Henry VII. and for thirty years duties of a pastor, or parish priest.



MR. JOAN LAMB'S (LONDON), for a nero quantity of fresh water is daily collected,

Method of distilling fresh Water from without any additional expence; and Sea-Wuter on lourd Ship.

it is said that less fuel is used than in IN

N examining the specifications of new common cascs, where no distillation is

patents, we are frequently at a loss carried ou. to know in what the novelty consists. This difficulty we felt in reading the spe- MR. RICHARD FRIEND'S (SOUTEWARE), for cification betóre us; the methud of obtain- Improvements in the Construction and ing fresh water at sea, by distillation, las working Gun and Carronde Cara long been known, nor has it been unu- riuges, for Sea or Garrison Service. sual to make the operations of cooking The carriage is so constructed, that subservient to this purpose, which is the the bed or bottom of it, when the gun is principle of Mr. Lamb's invention. We fired, shall slide back upon a traversing tind, however, that what he lays an ex- platform, similar to the slide of a condclusive claim to, is the mode of construct- mon carronade, with the addition of two ing the fire-place so as to generate, during iron plates for the wheels of the carriage the time of cooking, the greatest quantity to ruis upon, and is fixed to the ship's sade of steam, with the least expense of fuel. in the same manner as the slide ui a cour With this view, the fire-place is made inon carronade. For garrisoa service with dampers, and so separated, that a the slide is made nearly similar to that part only, or the whole, may be used at for sea-service; it rests upon four wheels, once. To the head of the boilers is fixed and may be traversed so as to point the a still, which is connected with worm. re- gun in any direction. frigeratory, &c. By this thicans a large After the gun is fired, and the carries


is forced back upon the slide by the re- time than the common carriage, and withio coil, it is raised upon four wheels, by out the use of tachle or hand-pikes. It means of an iron spindle, with pinions will be found very useful in case the gun upon it, and four irou levers or cranks, should not, with the recoil, come suitciwith cous of teeth at the end, which work epily in purt or inside the battery, as it in the pinions on the spindle, and the may, by raising it upon its wheels, be wheels running upon plates of iron jet brought in to reload with as little trouble into the slide, will enable the gun to as it is pushed out, so that the men will be got forward again, without tackle, not be so much exposed to the fire of and in considerably less time than the the enemy. common carriaye.

The carriage is made of two wood MABERLY'S (BEDFORD ROW), for sides, or brackets, a bed or bottom, and a making, Tints, Poles, &c. so as to expel trausuin, or cross-piece, framed together. and curry afi norious sir. The iron spindle is fixed about the mid- By this invention, which is not possible dle of the carriage, a little above the bed:

to da cribe without the aid of' figures, the it is made round, and passes through the heated air within the tent, which will brachels, at the inside of which are two

rise to the most elevated part, is made to pinions of six teeth, and a ball pinion of three teeth on the middle. The ends on the purpose, and the ventilation will be

pass out throuylı boles constructed for the outside are made square, to fix on spindle. The four iron cranks are tined that is, in proportion to the necessity handles, for the purpose of turning the promoted and kept up with more or less

rapidity in proportion to the temperature, to the bed of the carriage, on the inside which there may be, that the tent should of the brackets. The two at the fore- be ventilated. part are made with a hole at one end, through wirich, aud along a grove in the berl, an iron axle-tree passes, un the

MR. THOMAS PATY'S (CAMBERWELL), for a ends of which, at the outside of the cranks,

Mlethod of spinning, dyeing, utaring are two iron wheels. At the circumte- and manufacturing Eust Indiu Sunrence of the wheels is another hole,

Herp into Carpeis and Carpet-Ruys. through which, and through the sides, and The sun-hemp is to be taken out from bed, a bolt passes and serves as a pivot the bale, and dressed into three sorts on for the cranks to act upon, and also to a cag and clearer: the first or longest is bold the carriage together. The other used for the purpose of being made into end is made with three or any other yarn for the warp of the carpet and rugs. number of teeth, which work in the pi- The second is also spun into yarn, which nions on the spindle. The two cranks is dyed and used for the pile of the carat the hind part of the carriage are si- pets. The third sort is spun into a coarser milar to the two at the fore part, only re- yarn for the weft. The yarn for the pile versed, so that by turning the spindle one is dyed in the skains of various colours, way, the carriage will be raised upou its and Mr. Paty clairns as his invention the four wbeels at once. This carriage, we application of the art of dyeing towards are told, will pot be so liable to decay as imparting the said colours, and shades of the common carronade-carriage; because colours, to the sun-hemp of India; for when the gun is housed, it may be raised which purpose he makes use of the folupon its wheels, by which the air will lowing materials, viz. cochineal, aryol, be admitted freely, and the wood pre- fistic, peach-wood, sumach, indigo, orserved.

chal, solution of tin, chamber-ley, aluin, The patentee is able to apply the oil of vitriol, and copperas. The mater cranks and spindle to rup-maker's rials being properly prepared, they are sledges, or to any thing heavv, that is re- made into carpets in a loom ot' peculiar quired to lie on a flat surface and to be construction wirich may be thus des occasionally moved, observing that they scribed. must be proportioned according to the The outer frame consists of four posts, weight that is to be lified, and the height and four rails: the internal parts of the to which it is to be raiser.

loom are a breast-bcam, a cloth-bean, The principal recommendations of this and a yarn-bean; a harness made of carnage are, that it can be worked with twine, with stcel eyes, equal to thirty-two few hands, and with great expedicion; score of threads, which is sufficient for it occup es but little room, and may with weaving a carpet three feet in wid h: for a gün of thirty hundred weight be pushed wider carpets the harness must vary in forwud, after tiring by twu men in icas proportion. The reed is mede of steel, 50 as to take two threads to a dent, equal through a sieve, so that the stone and to sixteen score of dents for carpets or the sand may be in about equal properrugs three feel in width. The hand- tions. Of this powder take six gallons, shuttle, and other apparatus, are made in and add to it a quart of lime recerty the usual manner. The warp is in gene- slacked, and a pint of the powder of ral dressed with starch, made of four and burnt bones. These materials are to be water, and in the beaming it is received dried in a boiler, and then two gallons of through a riddle with iron teeth. The tar to be added, and the whole boiled to shuttle is worked by band. The barness, a sufficient degree of hardness. Wben consisting of four wings when at work, boiled, it may be toughened by beating two wings being up, and two down, parts into it hair, hemp, or any other such ma two chains in half every time the shuttle terial, in the same manner as hair is usupasses through the centre. The pile is ally mixed with inortar, when used for raised by means of a rod of iron, or other facing upright work. It must be mountmetal, with a groove of about three-eighths ed on paper, cloth, or similar substances, of an inch; round this rod the sun-yarn, To form it into sheets, a sufficient dyed and prepared for the pile, is wound quantity is worked into a long roll, op a by the hand, being threaded through every sheet of lead; this must be kept warm by two threads of the warp, and when struck means of a hot plate, under which the up by the butten, is cut with a sharp in- flue passes, to convey the heated air strunient down the groove of the rod; by from the furnace; then beat it into a fint which means the rod is immediately ex- sheet to the thickness required. A board tricated from the dyed si-yamı, the cut of sufficient size, to receive the sheet ends of which form the pile on the upper when finished, is passed through the role side of the carpet, or rug. The shoot lers from behind; the nose of the board forms the ground or back, and the carpet is chamfered away, so as to pass readuy is finished by chipping and trimıning the under the lead bearing the composition. pile with a pair of shears.

The board bearing the composition on

the lead is then passed back between the UR. AMEROSE BOWDEN Johns's (PLY• rollers, and comes out on the back side

MOUTH,) for Compositions for covering of the press, where are fixed cutters, and facing Houses.

which are turned round by a pinion, takIn this specification we have four dif- ing in the great pinion whith carries the ferent preparations. We shall describe rollers. These cutters slide on the bar, one of thein only. Take of lime-stone, and may be put more or less apart, acpowdered, or of road-stuff, where stone cording to the size of the sheet. is used in repairing the road, and pass it


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