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they afford besides much intelligence to the 1 - The Question, Who is Anna? a Tale. natives themselves. The stock of geograBy Miss M. S. Croker.

phical knowlege, also, derives considerable These volumes will, we have no doubt, be advantage from works thus drawn up on the read with interest and pleasure. Many of spot by settled residents, who have every the characters are pourtrayed with spirit means of obtaining correct accounts of what

and energy. Those of the elder Mr. Ad- they relate, and of delineating accurately - lam and Ruth are admirably contrasted. what they describe. The present book has

The amiable and elegant heroine of the been evidently compiled with careful intale, Anna, is also a fascinating personage, dustry, by a person of judgement, and while it and the eye cannot refuse a tear to the heart- cannot fail to prove a most useful companion felt misery she endures.

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countries through the medium of books. Antonia, a Poem, with Notes, descriptive

The Hythe, Sandgate, and Folkstone Guide, of the Plague in Malta. By Murdo Young. containing an Account of their ancient and of this poem it is not in our power to

present State, &c. &c. with 6 plates 5s. withspeak in terms of high commendation, for out plates 3s. Ed. though it occasionally rises above medio The History and Antiquities of the Abbey crity, it is more frequently obscure and af- Church of Westminster, including Notices fected. Mr. Young's aim appears to have and Biographical Memoirs of the Abbots been an imitation of Lord Byron, but he and Deans of that foundation, Illustrated seems to think that the condensation and by J. P. Neale; the literary department by energy, for which that noble bard is so de- E. W. Brayley. Vol. I. 4to. 41. 16s. impeservedly celebrated, arises solely from the rial 4to. 71. 4s. crown folio 91. 9s. frequent use of the dash,or pause. We are

A Journey round the Coast of Kent, confar from insinuating that it does not produce taining Remarks on the principal olijects a good effect in poetry, when judiciously worthy of notice throughout the whole of applied, but the author of Antonia intro- that interesting border, and the contiguous daces it on all occasions into his rhyme-- Wells, with Rye, Winchelsea, Ilastings, and

district, including Penshurst and Tunbridge without reason!

A very interesting note, descriptive of the Battle, in Sussex, being original Notes made plague at Malta, in 1813, is affixed to the during a summer Excursion, By J. Fuspoem, which, to tell the truth, we admired sell, esq. Map, 8vo. 9s. the most of the two.

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Journal from India to England, through on the subject. By John Anster, A. B. Persia, Georgia, Russia, Poland, and Prus8vo. 3s.

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LITERARY REPORT. Captain Bonnycastle is about to pub- gation of Christianity in Britain to the lish an historical Description and Geo present Time. graphical Account of the Dominions of Mr. John Nichols is about to publish, Spain in the Western Hemisphere, con- in three octavo volumes, the Miscella. tinental and insular, with illustrative neous Works of the late George HarMaps, &c.

dinge, Esq. Dr. Halloran has in the press a second Ďr. Andrew Duncan will speedily edition of his Practical Observations on publish an Account of the Life, Writthe Causes and Cure of Insanity. ings, and Character of the late Dr. Alex

Dr. Spiker's Travels through Eng- ander Munro, delivered as the Harveian land and published at Berlin, and an Oration, at Edinburgh, for 1818. English translation is preparing for the Mr. Wm. Carey has in the press a press.

Biographical Sketch of B. R. Haydon, Mr. J. W. Whitaker, of St. John's Esq. with Critical Observations on his College, Cambridge, has in the press a Paintings, and some Notice of his Essays Critical Examination of Mr. Bellamy's in the Public Journals. Translation of Genesis, comprising Mr. John Galt is preparing the SeRefutation of his calumnies against the cond Part of the Life of Benjamin West, English Translators of the Bible. Esq.

Dr. A. B. Granville has in the press Another National Novel, from the Memoirs on the present State of Science pen of Lady Morgan, is now in the press, and Scientific Institutions in France, in- entitled Florence Macarthy. A corresterspersed with Anecdotes, and illus- pondent observes, that the style of Rotrated by numerous Plates and Tables. mance, of which the author of the Wild

Dr. Ayre, of Hull, will soon publish Irish Girl was the original inventor, still in an octavo volume Practical Observa- remains in her exclusive possession: for tions on Marasmus, and those disorders though Miss Edgeworth has depicted allied to it that may be strictly denomi- with great fidelity and incomparable hunated Bilious.

mour the manners of the lower classes of Sir Charles Morgan, already so well the Irish,—and though the author of known to the literary world by his ap. Waverly has left imperishable monupendices to Lady Morgan's work on ments of Scottish peculiarities, yet the France, has just put to press his Sketches illustration, by example, of the conseof the Philosophy of Life.

quences of great errors in domestic poliThe little 'I'reatise lately announced cy, with a view to internal amelioration, on the Art of preserving the Feet, is has not apparently entered into the plans nearly ready for publication.

of those authors. Mr.Colburn has just received from the A Series of Essays, exhibiting the Continent, and is preparing for imme- most lively pictures of English manners, diate publication, the Life of Las Casas is now in a course of publication in up to his return from St. Helena, com- the Literary Gazette, and promises to bemunicated by himself, containing authen- come as attractive as the noted papers of tic details respecting the voyage to the the “ Olden Time.” We have it from residence, the manner of living, and the good authority, that they are written by treatment of Buonaparte at St. Helena; à noble author, who has assumed the also some letters which were not for name of the Hermit in London. warded to their destination by the Bri. Alexander Jamieson, author of a Trea tish Government.

tise on the Construction of Maps, &c. has M. Kotzebue is preparing

for publica- now in the press a Grammar of Logic tion his Account of the Russian Em- and a Grammar of Rhetoric. These bassy to Persia. It will appear at the works are said to be constructed upon same time at London and Weimar. principles not hitherto adopted in didac

The Rev. R. Brooke is preparing for tic books, except in Mr. Jamieson's edipublication The State and Progress of tion of Adams's Elements of useful Religious Liberty, from the first Propa. Knowledge. The Grammar of Logic

1818.)
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63 will appear early in September, and that Mr. Chamlent, author of a History of of Rhetorie in the end of the au- Malvern, is engaged in a History of Wortumn.

cester, which is now in the press: it will The Proprietors of the Rev. Mr. contain the principal matter of Nash and Todd's edition of Dr. Johnson's Diction- Green, with the addition of much origiary, intend shortly to publish an Abridg. nal information, and a copious Index. ment of that work by Alexander Chal The Telegraphist's Vade Mecum, a mers, Esq. F. 8. A.

more simple comprehensive, and meThe Rev. Mr. Evans, of Islington, has thodical Telegraphic Work than any hiin the press The Progress of Human therto offered, is announced for publicaLife, or Shakespeare's Seven Ages of tion, by Mr. Joseph Conolly, author of Man; illustrated by a Series of Extracts the Telegraphic Dictionary, and Essay in Prose and Poetry, upon the plan of his on Universal Telegraphic CommunicaJuvenile Tourist and his Excursion to tion, for which he has received the Windsor, with a view to the rising gene- gold and silver medals from the Society ration.

of Arts.

VARIETIES. OXFORD, June 20.-With a view to and sudden dismissal of Sir James Edexpress the sense entertained of the ward Smith as the locum tenens of Progreat importance of an ecclesiastical es- fessor Martyn in the Botanical Chair. tablishment in India, and of the conse- It seems that when the Vice-Chancellor quences which are likely to result from gave his consent to the proposal, he was it, the University of Oxford has thought not aware that the religious principles of proper to confer the degree of Doctor of the new lecturer were adverse to those Divinity, by Decree of Convocation, of the Church of England. Eighteen upon the Rev. Henry Lloyd Loring, tutors of college, however, being on the M.A.; the Rev. J. Mousley, M.A.; and alert, protested in form against the in. the Rev. George Barnes, B.D.; the novation, and the intended course was three Archdeacons under that establish- cut short in the bud. T'he President of ment, residing at the several Presiden- the Linnean Society has published a cies of Calcutta, Madras, and Bombay; tract on the subject, and a reply, we but prevented by the duties of their re- believe, has also appeared. One magaspective stations from proceeding to de- zine, the proprietor and editor of wbich grees in the usual manner.

is never happier than while fishing in CAMBRIDGE, July 3. — Sir Wm. troubled waters, pours out a torrent of Browne's gold medals for the present abuse upon the University on this ocyear are adjudged as follows:- For the casion. For our parts, the case is reGreek Ode to Mr. H. Hall, of King's; duced to a point as circumscribed as that for the Epigrams, to Mr. Thomas Wil- in the first definition of Euclid. The liam Maltby, of Pembroke Hall. (No abilities of the lecturer are out of the prize adjudged for a Latin Ode.) question. The laws of order must be

The annual prizes of fifteen guineas maintained, otherwise our Universities, each, given by the representatives in like some others, will see Socinians, Parliament of this University, to two Deists, and even Infidels, occupying proSenior and two Middle Bachelors of fessorial chairs. Arts, who shall compose the best dis A most important discovery in optics sertations in Latin prose, have been ad- has been lately made by Mr. Lester, the judged as follows :

engineer, who has obtained a patent for Senior Bachelor.-John James Blunt, the same, the specification of which will Fellow of St. John's College. (No se be given in a future number. In the cond prize adjudged.)

mean time, the following account will Middle Bachelors.-Hugh James Rose, be interesting to our readers. Mr. Lekand Charles John Heathcote, of Tri- ter being engaged in the application of nity College.

his new mechanical power to the cranes The Porson University Prize for the of the West India Docks, was struck on best translation of a passage from Shak- observing the immense spirit vaults there, speare's play of Henry VIII. into Greek with the inefficient mode adopted to light verse, is adjudged to Mr. Wm. Sydney those very extensive depots,* which is Walker, of 'Trinity College.

* One of which is nearly an acre and a This University has lately suffered half in area, and is supported by 207 groined some agitation from the appointment arches, and 207 stone pillars.

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[Aug. 1, by a cast-iron cylinder of about two feet tend, is not ascertained; but it is bein diameter, and two feet deep, placed in lieved that a zone of light of the same lieu of a key-stone in the centre of each quality and effect may be produced to an arch. These cylinders are closed at their inconceivable extent. Some idea may tops, and each furnished with five plano- be formed of the important results that convex lenses (Bull's Eyes) of Messrs. may be derived from this discovery, by Pellatt and Green's patent, which are reasoning philosophically on its princiadmirably adapted to the conveying of ples :-Let a candle or any other light light in all situations, except down a deep be represented in a mirror at a given distube or cylinder, where the refraction tance from the flame, and the eye of the they produce from their convexity be- spectator be placed so as to view its retwixt the angles of incidence and reflec- flection nearly in the cathetus of incition, prevents the rays being projected dence. Let him mark the quantity of into the place intended to be lighted. light represented in the mirror, and such This refraction throws the light upon will be its true quality when forming a the concave sides of the cylinder, where zone of represented flame of double the it is principally absorbed, instead of keep- diameter of the distance betwixt the real ing the angles of incidence and reflec- fiame and the mirror. tion equal.

If a candle be placed before a mirror, From these observations, Mr. Lester its flame will be represented; therefore concluded, that a lens might be con

if a thousand mirrors are placed in a structed to prevent this refraction, and given circle round a candle, it will be recommencing a course of experiments he presented a thousand times, and each resucceeded by obtaining the proper angle presentation be equal in brilliancy. of the incidental rays with a mirror, and As the light of a small candle is visible finding the scope of the cylinder suffi- at the distance of four miles in a dark ciently copious to admit the reflected night, what must the diameter or cirrays into the vault, provided the refrac- cumference of that zone of flame be that tion of the lens did not intervene. The is produced by this discovery from one same angle produced by the mirror he of the gas lights in the streets of Lonendeavoured to retain upon the sides of don? Thus two lamps or stations would the lens, by giving it a different form, a be sufficient to light the longest street, peculiar part of which he intended to when its position approaches to a right foliate. But having met with insur- line, as the diameter of the zone may be mountable difficulties in this process, made of the same diameter as the street, he concluded, from the striking appear- and as the rays of light that are increasance of silvery light on the interior sur- ed by this invention diverge from the luface of that part he intended to silver, minous body, all parts of the street would that metal would represent the light by be filled with light. Many are the minor retaining that form, and, brought down advantages derived from its application below the edges of the lens, might pro- to domestic purposes, for writing, readduce the desired effect. In his attempting, and working by candle or lamp to accomplish this purpose, by holding light. the body in a vertical position between It appears that the great impediment to the eye and a candle, a flash of light was improvement in this branch of optics has instantly produced by representing the arisen from the difficulty of foiling glass fame of the candle magnified to the size to the various forms necessary, in lieu of of the whole of the inner surface of this which we have been compelled to use piece of the metal, and giving an in- metallic substances. These difficulties creased light upon the wall opposite. Once removed, a vast field of important After this discovery, he had several pieces discovery will be opened on the nature of of metal formed, retaining the same angle, light and its various phenomena in nature. but of various diameters, and found, to Public curiosity has recently been much his great surprise, that although their excited by the appearance and performareas were greatly increased, the re- ances of two human salamanders, who, presentation of the flame still filled them in the days of superstition, could, by rewithout the least diminution in the qua- sisting the last act of an Auto da fe, have lity of the light, but with an increased been considered as saints or demons. light against the wall, in proportion to We allude to a Spanish female, named the increased area of the surface of the with the increase of light, and both in the metal.* How far this power may ex

ratio of the area of the surface.

The apparatus is so constructed as to be This invention is not confined solely to placed upon a candle, and sinks down with light, but the increase of heat keeps pace the flame, without either flooding for waste.

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