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VARIETIES, LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL,

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Dr. FORBES' Translation of Laennec BYRON, has arrived in London on Diseases of the Chest, with notes, for publication.

will speedily be published. ANTHONY TODD THOMPSON, Esq., In a few days will be published, a F.L.S. will soon publish his Lectures Reply to Samuel Lee, professor of Araon Botany.

bic in the University of Cambridge, Shortly will be published, Bibliogra- refuting his erroneons remarks on the phia Sacra; or, an Introduction to the New Translation of the Bible from the Literary and Ecclesiastical History of Hebrew text, by J. BELLAMY, author the Sacred Scriptures, and the transla- of the History of All Religions, the tions of them into different languages, Anti-deist, &c. by the Rev. JAMES TOWNLEY, author Speedily will be published, by Mr. of Biblical Anecdotes.

ROCHESTER, the Norwich and Norfolk The Malay Annals, translated from Guide; or, Tourist's Companion and the Malay language, by Dr. John Itinerary: to be comprised in ten numLEYDEN, with an Introduction by Sir bers at one shilling each, and a number THOMAS STAMFORD RAFFLES, F.R.S. to be published every fortnight. In &c., will appear in a few weeks. the last number will be given views of

The Speeches of the Right Hon. gentlemen's seats, a correct map of HENRY GRATTAN, with a Memoir, by Norfolk, and a plan of Norwich. his Son, will shortly appear in 4 vols. Lamps, supplied by artificial naptha, 8vo.

or essential oil of tar, produced in the The Hall of Hellingsley, a Tale, in making of gas from coals, under Lord 2 vols., by Sir E. BRYDGES, Bart. is in Cochrane's patent, are rapidly making

their way in the metropolis ; the brilCHARLES MANSFIELD CLARKE, esq. liant and penetrating light which they will soon publish the second part of his afford gives satisfaction wherever they Observations on Female Diseases. have been tried.

Mr. W.M. CRAIG will publish early Mr. STEVENSON will shortly publish in the ensuing season, a Course of Lec- a Practical Treatise on the Nature, tures on Drawing, Painting and Engra. Symptoms, and Treatment of Gutta ving, considered as branches of elegant Serena, a species of Blindness arising education, delivered in the Saloon, from a loss of sensibility in the nerve Royal Institution, on successive seasons, of vision, illustrated by numerous and read subsequently at the Russell Institution.

Sketches of Upper Canada, Domestic, Mr. I. H. GLOVER is preparing for Local, and Characteristic ; to which publication a Bibliographical Dictionary are added, Practical Details for the inof English Literature, from the year formation of Emigrants of every class, 1700 to the end of the year 1820. It and some Recollections of the United will contain the title of every principal States of America, by John HOWISON, work which has appeared in Great Bri- Esq. will speedily be published tain during that period, together with A new edition of Mr. CUTHBERT the date of publication, its price, and JOHNSON'S Essay on the Uses of Salt the publisher's name, as far as they can in Agriculture and Horticulture, is in possibly be ascertained ; alphabetically the press, and will make its appearance arranged under the names of their re- in the course of a few days. It will spective authors, and under the subject contain the results of the experiments matter of each anonymous publication. of Messrs. Curwen and Cartwright, as

An octavo edition is about to be pub- well as those of numerous other prac. lished, of Memoirs of the Protector tical farmers; and, by the favour of the Oliver Cromwell, with original letters, Board of Agriculture, will also be enand other family papers, by the late riched with those of Mr. Sinclair, of OLIVER CROMWELL, esq. a descendant Woburn Abbey. of the family.

Mr. CURTIS will commence his next Dr. WARDLAW, of Glasgow, is about Course of Lectures on the Anatomy, to publish his Lectures on the Book Physiology, and Pathology of the Ear, of Ecclesiastes.

on Monday, Oct. 1st.

cases.

In the account of some Experiments capable of existing out of the water a on the strength of Timber, given in our considerable time without the powers last Number, p. 66, it is stated that of life being impaired; hence it is these experiments were made by John just as shocking to dress shell-fish White, Esq., but in truth they were alive, as to convey mackerel (which do exclusively made by Mr. THOMAS not possess an amphibious property, but TREDGOLD, of Lisson Grove.

die in a few minutes after being taken Mr. ANDREW SMITH, of Manchline, out of the water,) instantaneously out iu Scotland, has invented an instrument of the sea into a frying-pan or boiling for copying drawings, &c., called an water. The ignorant prejudice that apograph. It is so constructed, that lobsters, crabs, &c. are not good if they drawings of

any
kind

may be copied by are dressed after they are dead, would it upon paper, copper, or any other vanish as soon as humanity were persubstance capable of receiving an im- mitted to make the trial. When dresspression, upon a scale either extend- ed many hours after they are dead, it ed, reduced, or the same as the ori- is found that the fish is not lessened, or ginal.

the flavour in the slightest degree imMr. French, late of the University paired ; if it were, that could hardly of Edinburgh, announces a Translation be a sufficient reason to torture a poor of TELEMACHUS into LATIN, and has animal to gratify the pampered appetite circulated a specimen of his perform- of an epicure. Eels too possess this ance. No task would be more accept- amphibious quality; therefore they are table to the schools of all Europe. “It skinned, rolled in salt, and fried whilst is with peculiar pleasure,” says the they are writhing in agony. Classical Journal, “ that we observe Å Practical Treatise on Diseases of the beauties of a really excellent mo- the Liver, and on some of the affections dern author clothed in an unfading usually denominated bilious, is prepargarb. Perhaps of all other works, Te- ing for publication. Comprising an lemachus is best adapted for this pur- impartial estimate of the merits of the pose, and we are surprised that a Latin Nitro-muriatic Acid Bath, by GEORGE translation was never before attempted, DARLING. M.D. Member of the Royal though we are not sorry that it has been College of Surgeons of London. left to the elegant pen of Mr. French. The following circulation of a single The beautiful simplicity of its style, newspaper merits to be recorded among the classical nature of its subject, and the memorabilia of the art of printing : the classical form of its construction, The Observer Sunday newspaper pubalike render it plastic to the skilful lished an extra sheet on the 22d of hand that would recast it in a Latin July, wiih an account of the late coromould. No book can be found better nation ceremonial. It was spoken of adapted than Telemachus, translated in as a full and accurate detail of the cerea pure and simple manner, for a text monies, and four well-executed woodbook to be put into the hands of a tyro cuts were introduced, exhibiting inin Latin, Its delightful story, the terior views of Westminster Abbey and purity of its morality, the wisdom of the Hall, and in consequence there have its precepts, unperplexed by doubtful actually been sold no less than 61,500 readings and uncertain meanings, sets of this one publication, consuming would present a most alluring vestibule, no less than 133,000 fourpenny newspathrough which the youthful scholar per stamps, and producing to the remight pass to the higher departments venue upwards of £2000. of classical literature.”

There is nearly ready for publication In a few days will be published a

in 4to. a series of coloured engravNew Translation of Faustus, from the ings, from original drawings, taken on German of Goethe.

the spot, by JAMES WATHEN, Esq. The following excellent paragraph illustrative of the Island of St. Helena, has appeared in many provincial papers, and executed in the same style as those and ought to be copied generally : which accompanied his •6 Journal to

Cruelty to Fish. It is hoped that the India,” to which will be added, two or dreadful cruelty of boiling shell-fish three very curious wood-cuts relating alive, or,

what is as frequently done, to Bonaparte, a brief historical sketch of putting them over a fire in a sauce- of the Island, and a highly finished pan of cold water, will be reflected on portrait of Mr. Wathen. as it deserves. Shell-fish possess

On the 15th of September will be a mphibious property, and are therefore published, part 3d of Physiognomical MONTHLY MAG. No. 358.

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Portraits,

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Portraits, containing ten beautiful en- cessary to elucidate the Sacred Writings, gravings in the line manner, each of together with a geographical index of which will be by a different artist. The the principal places mentioned in them. portraits will be accompanied by cong -Vol. IV. comprises historical and cricise biographical notices in English and tical prefaces to each book of the Old French, and will consist of the follow- and New Testaments, and three ining eminent personages :

dexes-1. Bibliographical—2. Of matAlbert Prince Aremberg.- Oliver ters-And 3. of the principal texts Cromwell.-Thos. Cromwell, Earl of cited and illustrated. Essex. — Desiderius Erasmus. -- Diego The observations of Sir Everard Philip de Guzman.-Philip Herbert, Home, that the black substance in the Earl of Pembroke --John Pym.-Sir skin of the Negro has great influeuce in Richard Steele. Charles Edward preventing the scorching operations of Stuart. — Thos. Wentworth, Earl of the sun's rays, are combated in the Stratford.

Newcastle Magazine. Sir Everard had The Rev. Dr. CRACKNELL will soon said, that the rete mucosụm of Negroes publish an Essay on the Dying Confes. is a provision of nature against the sions of Judas Iscariot, as found in the scorching effect of the sun's rays.Greek records.

First, as a provision against the rays of The Rev. JOHNSON GRANT is print- the sun, black is the very worst colour ing a Course of Lent Lectures, on the that could possibly be chosen.-Secondlast seven sentences uttered by our Sa- ly, why should nature be so partial to viour from the Cross.

black men ? There are black men in A History of the Literature of Spain New Holland, and very dark-coloured and Portugal, by FREDERICK BOU- skins near the north pole.-Thirdly, TERWEK, translated from the German, there is no such thing as a pigment in is printing.

the rete mucosum. In the eye, indeed, The Rev. T. H. Honne's Introduc- there is a pigment. The colour of tion to the Critical Study and Know, the skin, in truth, depends not upon ledge of the Holy Scriptures, will be any pigment, but upon its texture; the ready in the course of October next, in texture of that of the Negro is thicker, four large volumes, 8vo each containing but coarser wove. This would be a not less than 650 pages, closely but hand- better preventive against the sun's rays somely printed, with fifteen plates of than any pigment. It was decided as maps and fac-similies, besides numer- long ago as the days of Buffon, that it ous other engravings inserted in the is the obtundity of the nervous system body of the work. The delay in the of the Negro which renders him callous publication has been occasiones, partly to the most scorching heat. by the accession of new matter, (amount- Some intelligent persons in Edining to considerably more than one third) burgh have imitated the Parisians by and partly by tłie author's desire that an establishment to teach the connectthe supplementary volume (of which ing arts and sciences to persons engaged a limited number of copies only is in particular trades. In France every printed,) inay appear at the same time, working carpenter can draw with the for the accommodation of purchasers of hand, and also geometrically, and perthe first edition. This supplementary sue their tasteful productions and elevolume will comprise the whole third

gant forms. volume of the new edition, besides all Mrs. SIDNEY STANHOPE, author of such other historical and critical mat- Montbrazel Abbey, &c. &c. has in the ter, as can be detached to be useful, press an Historical Romance, in four together with all the new plates and vols. called the Festival of Mora, fac-similies. Vol. I. contains a full which will be published in the month enquiry into the genuineness, authen- of September. ticity, and inspiration of the Holy Scrip- Speedily will be published the Histures ; with refutations of the infidel tory of the Literature of Spain and Porohjections lately urged against them.- tugal, by FREDERIK BOUTERWEK, Vol. II. trea's on Scripture criticism, translated from the German. and on the interpretation of the Scrip- Dr. Pearson's Lectures on the Practures, with select lists of the best books tice of Physic, and on the Laws of the on every subject therein discussed.- Animal Economy, also on Therapeutics Vol. III. contains a summary of bibli- with Materia Medica, and Professor cal antiquities, including so much of Brande's Lectures on Chemistry, will Greck and Roman antiquities as is ne- commence the first week in October.

New

New Shetland is found to extend destroyed, those cloths that had been from 54. 10west to 61° 28', and froin rendered water-proof by the common G0° s. to 630 30+.' Other accounts add well known

process,

remained un20 more w, long. and lo of s. lat. touchel. Attention having thus been

The provisional comunittee for the excited to this circumstance, other siencouragement of industry, and reduc- milar mixed packages were examined, tion of poor's rates at the King's Head and the results were found to be inTavern, Poultry, in contemplating the variable. condition of agricultural labourers for A liquor is brewed from the berries more than half a century, have per. of the mountain ash, in North Wales, ceived the continual deterioration of called diod griàfol, by ouly crushing their condition, occasioned by a series and putting water to them. After of causes over which they had no con- standing for a fortnight it is fit for use; trol. Of these the progress of taxation its flavour somewhat resembles perry. upon the necessaries of life, and the

FRANCE alienation of the privilege of common Mr. Simonde de Sismondi, the well land, and small holdings of land, which known author of the History of the furnished the most profitable occupa- Italian Republics, is engaged in a work tion for themselves and families' lei- of the first importance, the want of which sure hours, must be reckoned the most has been long and universally acknowconsiderable. Besides that the general ledged Complete History of the demolition of small farms by abridging French Nation. The patience and sagathe demand, tended to keep down the city displayed by theauthor in his multivalue of their labour. Hence, poverty farious researches, his perspicuous style has been taking the place of compara- and excellent arrangement, and above tive ease, and privation of enjoyment. all the spirit of liberty which never Large masses of waste land will furnish ceases to animate him, afford abunthe most salutary remedy. Here our dant proof that, if he lives to complete dissatisfied, because half-famished la- his design, he will raise a literary bourers, might be permanently relieved monument worthy of his own reputain coincidence with the interest of the tion, and of the great nation whose other portions of society. Among the deeds he is about to commemorate. purposes embraced by the protecting

Messrs. DUFAU and GUADET, of care of our statesmen in the reign of Paris, have recently published a dicQueen Elizabeth, it was enacted that tionary of ancient geography, which is employment should be provided for all: recommended in the foreign journals, and that cottages should be supplied as containing information unique in its with some land; the necessity of which kind. Close to the ancient names of latter provision was so well understood places, is the corresponding modern in the reign of King Charles I. that a Annexed is a map of the world, special commission was appointed to as known to the ancients, by M. Brué, enforce its observance. By the revival geographer to his R. H. Monsieur. of such means, the return of our pros- Ancient geography is not only an obperity may at no distant period be an- ject of learned curiosity, but is a neticipated. Without colonization our cessary compliment of history, and population, will, on our own soil, be should form one essential basis of eduamply sustained, and poor's rates cation. gradually diminish, till the impotent A number of Cachemire goats, imand infirm alone will be the appli- ported into France by M. Ternaux, cants."

have been settled at Perpiguian, where It appears that the nightingale does having recovered their health, they are not visit Yorkshire so frequently as it beginning to propagate. After yeaning did forty or fifty years ago.

Whatever in March, the down, some rudiments may be the cause, it is confessedly now of which had appeared in April, began seldom heard in this part of the island. to get intwined, and this may be looked

The discovery of an easy and effec- uponas an approach to maturity. tual method of preventing the destruc

6. This I had plucked up,” says M. tion of woollen fabrics and furs by Tessier (in his communication to the moths is due to the officers of Artillery Royal Academy of Sciences) “ with at Woolwich, employed in the inspec- horn combs, and it was thus almost tion of clothing returned from Spain. pure and free from clots." Each aniIt was observed, that in casks where all mal furnished on an average three other woollen substances were totally ounces and a half; some, including a

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large he goat, gave six ounces. There
is very little loss, and every thing an- Don. J. A. CONDE, who had been
nounces that this race will easily get employed during many years on the
seasoned to the climate. The she goats History of the Arabs in Spain, lived
are better for milking than the natives ; to publish only the first volume, which
the large hairs vary much in length, appeared last year. It will, however,
and it has been remarked that the short be printed with all speed by his execu-
haired individuals sometimes yield the tors, and when finished will constitute
most down, and it is finest on those of one of the most important pieces of
a grey colour. By allotting_them a Spanish literature.
more elevated situation in the Pyrenees

ITALY.
they are expected to give more down, The Abbé Maio continues to make
and further improvements are contem. important discoveries. He will be able
plated, in the selections for propaga. to make large additions to Polybius,
tion, by a judicious crossing with such and to add many new names to classic
of the indigenous races as bear an ana- literature. We have already devoted
logous down.

much space to his discoveries, and we Sixty-nine pigeons having been hope soon to be able to submit some brought from Liege to Paris, were per- further details with specimens. mitted to begin their return flight on the 29th of July, at 8 o'clock in the nounced at Milan. It will commence

A complete historical library is anmorning. One of them reached Liege with Miller's History of the Worldthe same day at half-past twelve, and and this will be followed by Botta's three others in three successive hours.

History of the American War, and by
PORTUGAL.

Gibbon's Decline and Fall.
The Portuguese monarchy has pos-

A splendid work has appeared of the sessions in four parts of the world :

Life and Correspondence of Galileo by In Europe is the kingdom of Portu. De NELLI. gal, and the Algarves, on a surface of

RUSSIA. 4630 leagues square, and 3,680,000 in

Literature advances rapidly in the habitants. In America, Brazil and Guiana, peared in the last 20 years, whereas in

Russian tongue; 8000 volumes ap277,000 leagues square, and 24,000,000 1800 only 3000 were printed. It seems inhabitants.

there are no less than 350 living auIn the Atlantic and Africa, the Isles thors in Russia, though their works of Madeira and Porto Santo, 50 square, and even their names (except two or leagues, and 91,200 inhabitants. The three) are wholly unknown in England Azores 147 square leagues, 160,000 in- and France. habitants. Cape Verd Jslands, 216

The Russian frigate, Voslock, Capt. square leagues, 36,000 inhabitants. Bellinghausen, and a corvette, are reThe islands on the coast of Guinea, turning from a voyage of discoveries in 53 square leagues, 35,000 inhabitants. the Pacific, to Petersburgh. These ships The government of Angola, 70 square proceeded nearly in the track of Capt. leagues, 75,000 inhabitants. Of Mosam- Cook, advancing as far as 700 s., The bique, 139 square leagues, 60,000 in

principal thing discovered, is that Cook's habitants.

Sandwich Land consists of an island or In Asia, Goa, 92 square leagues, islands. 60,000 inhabitants. Timor and Solor, 33 square leagues, 15,060 inhabitants. Macao, 14 square leagues, and 33,800

The flourishing condition of Ameriinhabitants. Total 282,444 square

can literature is proved by the superileagues, and 6,649,200 inhabitants : ority of its periodical journals: among the latter are two millions of The North American Review, published slaves. The political importance equal

in Boston, quarterly; to that of the Belgic provinces, and

The Philadelphia Journal of the Medical superior to that of Sweden.

and Physical Sciences, edited by Dr. ChapThe crown revenues from eighty to man, quarterly;

The Archæologia Americana , to be conninety millions of francs. The armed

tinued annually; and force consists in Europe of 25,000 regu- The American Journal of Science, edited lars and 35,000 militia. In Brazils the by Professor Silliman, published quarterly, troops of the line and militia about

are inferior to no works published in Eu50,000. Their marine has not above rope, for good taste, intelligence, and eight ships of the line and sixteen fri- style. gates.

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