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same spirit of benevolence and philosqe A Voyage of Discovery into the South phy which leads the author to do ample Sea and Beering's Straits, for the purjustice to, and to bestow appropriate pose of finding out a North East Paseulogiums upon every thing which ap- sage; undertaken in the years 1815, pears to him grand, useful, or beautiful 16, 17, and 18, at the expence of the in our institutions, our operations, our Chancellor of the Empire, Count establishments, our edifices, and our Romanzoff, in the ship Rurick, under public works. In his introduction, lie the command of the Lieutenant in says
the Russian imperial navy OTTO VON < Let us seek, above all, to do justice to KOTZEBUE, will be published immedithe measures which have been conceived ately, in three vols. 8vo, illustrated and executed by the English government, with maps. to raise their navy to the degree of strength and splendour, which have been produced
The same interesting Voyage of Disby laws full of prudence, grandeur, and
covery will be given in the two next wisdom. Nothing can give us so high an
Numbers of the Journal of New Voyages opinion of this government as an examina
with numerous plates and Travels. tion of its conduct to its own agents. We
A new volume of Sermons, selected shall then see it religiously strict in its from the Manuscripts of the late Dr. respect towards acquired rights, and, above James Lindsay, is preparing for the all, faithful to its promises ; magnificent in press by his son-in-law, the Rev. Dr. exciting future, and generous in rewarding BARCLAY, and will be published by past, services; careful of the happiness and subscription. health of its defenders, and sparing of At St. George's Medical and Chemitheir lives ; finally, compassionate to its cal School, the Courses will commence invalid servants, charitable to their win the first week of October. dows, and fatherly to their orphans. These 1. On the Practice of Physic, with the are virtues worthy of imitation by all na- Laws of the Animal Economy; by George tions : these are virtues, the benefits of Pearson, M.D. F.R.S. Senior Physician to which, distributed with liberality, have St. George's Hospital, &c. produced those noble sentiments of grati- 2. On Chemistry ; by W. T. Brande, tude, devotedness, and enthusiasm, which Professor Royal Institution, Sec. R.S. &c. have led to the undertaking of actions so 3. On Therapeutics with Materia Medica; great, and to the achievement of triumphs by George Pearson, M.D. F.R.S. &c. &c. so glorious to the navy of Great Britain.” Mr.J.S. BUCKINGHAM will speedily
The naval part of the Travels of Mr. publish his Travels in Palestine ; Dupin will add greatly to the just cele- through the Countries of Bashan and brity which he has acquired by his for- Gilead, east of the River Jordan : inmer labours, and will certainly be re- cluding a visit to the cities of Geraza, garded as an appropriate monument in and Gamala, in the Decapolis; a honour of the British navy, at a period more interesting work on these counwhen this navy has been raised to the tries has not appeared. highest degree of effect and perfection. Dr. WARDLAW, of Glasgow, is about Mr. Dupin's descriptions are not merely to publish his Lectures on the Ecclesiconfined to the materiel of the esta astes, in two volumes. 8vo. blishments, and the physical part of The Three Voyages of Captain James their works ; he makes us acquainted Cook, round the World, a new edition, with the nature and spirit of the differ- complete in seven volumes, 8vo. with ent institutions, and the relations of the plates, will be published immediately. legislature and the executive power
A Treatise on the Game of Chess, is with maritime operations.
in the press, on a plan of progressive next Number we shall give an extended improvement, hitherto unattempted ; account of Mr. Dupin's new work. comprising a regular series of lessons,
Shortly will be published, a Voyage adapted to every class of players, by J. to Africa; including a particular nar- H. SARRATT, Professor of Chess. rative of an Embassy to one of the Mr. David Booth is preparing for interior Kingdoms, in the year 1920, publication, a Letter to the Rev. T. R. by WILLIAM HUTTON, late acting Malthus, M.A. F.R.S., relative to the Consul for Ashantee, and an Officer in Reply (inserted in the 70th Number of the African Company's service: in one the Edinburgh Review) to Mr. Godvol. 8vo with maps and plates.
win's Inquiry concerning Population; Sir S. E. BRYDGES is printing a Tale, in which the erroneousness of the Theocalled the Hall of Hellingsley, in two ries of Mr. Malthus will be more fully volumes.
Two expeditions for the interior of A small volume is in the press, conNorth Africa, are about to proceed, taining Eight Ballads on the Fictions under the patronage of the Britisla go- of the Ancient Irish, and several Misyernment; one of them by the African cellaneous Poems, by RICHARD RYAN, Association. They take their depar- author of " A Biographical Dictionary ture from Tripoli, under the protection of the Worthies of Ireland.”' of the Dey, and with his recommenda- The same gentleman is preparing for tion to the black princes of the country. publication, a Catalogue.of Works, in The two companies proceed in conjunc. various languages, relative to the Histion from Tripoli to Mourzouk, the ca- tory, Antiquities, and Language of the pital of Fezzan. There they separate; Irish; with remarks, critical and bio. the one directing their course eastward graphical. by the temple of Jupiter Ammon into Shortly will be published a new Egypt; the other eastward to the Niger. work, entitled the Duellist, or a cursory Thus some of the grand problems of view of the Rise, Progress, and Practice African Geography have a good chance of Duelling, with illustrative anecdotes of being speedily and satisfactorily from history, by the author of " The solved.
Retreat,”' &c. &c. A Treatise on the Law, Principles, A Monthly Journal of Popular Mediand Utility of Insurance upon Lives, çine, explaining
the nature, causes, and including summary Remarks on Insur- prevention of Disease, the immediate ance Companies, their high rates of management of Accidents, and the premium, &c.; also Tables exhibiting means of preserving Health, has been the rates of annual premiums, and the undertaken by CHARLES THOMAS probabilities of duration and expecta- HADEN, surgeon to the Chelsea and tions of human life together with a Brompton Dispensary, &c., of which synoptical arrangement of the princi- four Numbers have appeared. The ples and dissimilarity of the various objects for which this publication was Insurance Offices, will speedily be pub- first instituted, were, to lay before the lished by FREDERICK BLAYNEY, au- public, in familiar language, as much thor of a Treatise on. Life Annuities. of the principles of medical science as
A silver goblet was presented to Sir may enable them to understand and JOHN SINCLAIR, on the third day of recognize the state of health when prethe Holkham sheep-shearing, (Wednes- ' sent; to know the mode in which disday, 4th of July, 1821). Mr. Coke, on order of the healthy- functions is prothat occasion, stated his entire approba- duced, and consequently the principles tion of the Code of Agriculture, which which lead to a rational system of diet, he considered to be the best book that exercise, and clothing ; to distinguish had hitherto been published on that between the state of health and that of subject; and his satisfaction at having disease, and therefore to mark the apan opportunity of publicly expressing proach of coming diseases; and to behis friendship and regard for its author. come alive to the important truth of,
At the Workington Agricultural how simple the remedial means are, Meeting, a cup was also presented to which will remove a commencing disSir John SINCLAIR, Bart. for his agri- ease, and lead a complaining patient cultural exertions. The inscription on back again to health. the cup is" Presented to Sir John The second and third (or last) series Sinclair, Bart. by the Workington Agri- of Church of England Theology, by the cultural Society, as a mark of the high Rev: RICHARD WARNER, consisting sense entertained by that Society of the of ten Sermons in each 'series, on points great benefits derived to agriculture of Christian Practice, and on the Parafrom his unremitting exertions, 1821." bles of Jesus Christ, printed in manuWe most sincerely unite our voice to script characters, for the use of young those of Messrs. Coke and Curwen, in Divines, and Candidates for Holy. Orthe tribute due to the patriotic exer- ders, are now in the press, and will be tions of Sir JOHN SINCLAIR, whom we published in the present month. consider one of the greatest, because Mental Discipline, or Hints on the most useful, practical philosophers that Cultivation of Intellectual Habits, ad. *England ever produced.
dressed particularly to Students in TheA new edition is printing of Arthur ology and young Preachers, is printing, Young's Farmer's Kalendar, in 12mo. by HENRY FOSTER BURDER, M. A. under the superintendance of John The Rev. MARK WIŁKS is preparing MIDDLETON, esq. author of the Survey an English edition of the Old Cevennol, of Middlesex, &c.
by Rabaut de St. Etienne. Shortly
Shortly will be published a Picture of he could not ascertain. The whole, Ancient Times, and a Sketch of Mo- even in summer, was blocked up with dern History, in a most exact Chrono. snow and ice, except in particular logical Order, forming a pair of Maps places frequented by seals. for the study of universal history, by The Russian frigate, the Wattorck, Miss THOMSON.
Capt. H. Henhousen, and a sloop of Mr. J. G. JACKSON, who has pub- war, have been on a Voyage of Dislished descriptive works of Southern covery in the Arctic ocean.
Their ac. and Western Barbary, and who has count states the number of seals in more than once crossed the chain of New Shetland to be much inferior to Mount Atlas, has published an obser- what has been published by the Amevation which calls for an accurate in- can navigators. The harbour, however, vestigation. From observations made was full of vessels. by Mr. Colebrook, in India, on the Several vessels have been to New heights of Mount Himala, his calcu- Shetland, and have returned with carlation is that from some of the crests goes of seal-skins. The John of Lonof that enermous range, being visible don, Captain Walker, brought home at the distance of 211 English miles, 12,000. The extent of country extheir elevation should be 28,000 feet plored from east to west, from Clarence above the sea. Mr. Jackson has ap- Isle to Smith's Cape, is from 54 to 64 plied this rule to measure the height of degrees west longitude, and from 61 to certain elevated points of Atlas, on the 64 degrees south latitude, and the land eastern side of Morocco, which are seen to the southward, as far as the eye visible at sea, 20 miles from the coast, can reach. The country already exwesterly, and in the direction of Moga. plored consists of numerous islands, dore. Hence it will follow that the without a vestige of vegetation. A elevation of these heights would be species of moss only is found upon the more than twenty-nine thousand Eng- rocks near the shore; eternal snow's lish feet above the level of the Atlantic, covering the more remote parts, which and of course the highest on the globe, are mountainous. Although nature, in as to any keown measurernent.
those regions, assumes the most sterile The dangerous ledge of Atkin's Rock and forbidding features, the thermomehas been marked and observed very ter was at no time below the freezing narrowly by Capt. Cork, of the Barnet, point; but the melting snows near the from Demerara to Liverpool. Its po- shore so completely saturate the soil as sition had not been determined exactly, to check all vegetation. A species of but the captain announces its situation coal was found in abundance, which to be precisely in 54° 51 latitude and burnt very well, a specimen of which 12 degrees west longitude from Green
seen; thus affording the means, wich.
if wanted, of replenishing the fuel. A school of arts has been establisbed The rise and fall of the tide is about in Edinburgh, for the instruction of twelve feet. The islands, headlands, mechanics in such branches of science &c. have been named, and the obseras are of practical application in their vations ascertaining the latitude and several trades. Lectures on practical longitude, from repeated experiments, mechanics and practical chemistry will found true; so that we may soon hope be delivered twice a week, during the to see a correct chart, from the surveys winter season. A library, containing which have been taken, on the arrival books on popular and practical science, of Captain Smith, in tbe Blythe, who has already been established. The in- is shortly expected. Part of an anchor stitution is conducted under the direc• stock, evidently Spanish, being bolted tion of a committee of fourteen, having with copper, and bearing certain marks, a clerk and librarian.
was found on shore, and is presumed The last American journals contain to be the only vestige now remaining of details relative to the lands newly dicso- a 74 gun ship of that nation, which vered in the Antaret ic seas. They place sailed from Spain, bound to Lima, New South Shetland in the 621 degree about eighteen month or two years ago, of south latitude, and the 63d of west and has not since been heard of. longitude. Capt. Daniel W. Clark, of A new pharos or light-house in the the ship Hersilia, reports that he pene. Shetland Isles was first set up Jan. 15, trated to the 66th degree of latitude, last, and is intended to burn constantly where he observed lands stretching from the close of day till next further to the south, the extremitjes morning. This light-house is at SumMONTHLY MAG. No, 359,
2 I burghead,
burghead, one extremity of the Isle of but that an account of their situation Mainland, the largest of the Shetland be expedited to the French agent at MoIslands, in 590 52' North latitude, gadore, accompanied with a promise of and 1° 28' West longitude. It is about twenty piasters payable by the agent to twenty miles sw. from Hangcliff whom the letter is addressed. The shipHead, on the Isle of Noss. The light wrecked persons are coupselled not to will be visible to all ships sailing in the separate, as it would be almost impossouthern parts of the Shetland Islands, sible to reassemble them if dispersed in between Foula island and Nosshead. the desarts. The flame will be fixed, but accom- A prize being offered for the dispanied with reflector lamps ; the eleva- covery of an horizontal direction in tion 300 feet above the mean level of aerostation, M. Mingreli, of Bologna, the sea.
At the distance of six or seven M. Pietripoli, of Venice, and M. Lemleagues, it will appear like a star of berger, of Nuremberg, have each asthe first magnitude.
sumed the merit of resolving this pro
blem. It does not appear, that any The works for the construction of the one of these has come forward, to Port of Dunleary, consist of two jetties, establish by practical experiment, the the eastern is already 3000 feet in length, validity of his claim, but a pamphlet has by 200 in breadth; the western, com- been lately reprinted at Paris (first mencing near the old port of Dunleary, printed at Vienne) on this subject, ad
about 500 feet in length. Behind the dressed to all the learned societies of eastern jetty, ships may at present find Europe. The following passage apshelter against the rough easterly winds, pears in the work : 65 Professor Roif the tide or other causes hinder the bertson proposes to construct an aerostaapproach to Dublin. The depth at the tic machine, 150 feet in diameter, to be extremity of this jetty is 28 feet at capable of raising 72,954 kilograms, low water, and 38 at higli tides. The equivalent to 149,037 pounds weight materials of the jetty consist of rocks (French). To be capable of conveying and huge blocks of stone in two lines all necessaries for the support and safety from Sw. to NE. Dunleary lies in of 60 individuals, scientific characters, the bay, about four miles and a half to be selected by the academicians and from Dublin.-It appears from a pub- the aerial navigation, to last for some lic notice, that beacon towers are erect- months, exploring different heights and ing on Brownstown and Great Newtown climates, &c. in all seasons. If from Capes, in the county of Waterford, to accident or wear, the machine elevated point out the situation of the bay of above the ocean, should fail in its funcTramore. The intention is to warn tions, to be furnished with a ship that mariners to keep at a certain distance, will insure the return of the aeronauts." as a strong dangerous current frequently sets into the bay.
Some further interesting discoveries FRANCE.
of lost works have been made by M. The French clergy consists of three Maio, among which are several parts cardinals, with appointments valued at of the mutilated and lost books of Poly90,000 francs; 9 archbishops and 41 bius, of Diodorus, of Dion Cassius, bishops, 912,198; Royal Chapter of St. some fragments of Aristotle, of EphoDenis, 200,000; 109 vicars general and rus, of Timeus, of Hyperides, of De416 canons, 867,500; 2885 parish priests, metrius of Phalaris, &c. some parts of 2,940,000 ; 26,152 inferior officiating the unknown writings of Eunapius, of ministers 15,500,000; about 4000 vicars Menander of Byzantium, of Priscus, with 3500 binages, i. e. where mass is and of Peter the Protector. Among said twice a day, 1,840,000; 1216 Dioce- the unedited works of Polybius are prosan Bourses (a sort of fellowship) and logues of the lost books, and the entire 2218 demi-bourses, 940,400; 183 pas- conclusion of the 39th, in which the tors of Calvinists, and 174 do. of Luthe- author takes a review of his history, rans, 485,000.
Of these 18 bourses and devotes his 40th book to chrouoand 36 half bourses.
logy. The fragments of Diodorus and A public notice is given in the French of Dion are numerous and most preMaritime Journal, in case of shipscious. Among them is a rapid reci. being wrecked on the coasts of Barbary, tal of many of the wars of Rome; a or Fez and Morocco, that no resis- narrative of the civil, Punic, Social or tance be made to the Arabs, which Italic, and Macedonian wars; those of would be useless and very dangerous, Epirus, Syria, Gaul, Spain, Portugal,
and Persia. Parts of the history of the and the others Christians of different Greeks and other nations, and that of denominations. On the 16th early, I the successors of Alexander, &c. are set out for Said, where I arrived at among these. They were discovered in night, after travelling by the foot of a MS. containing the harangues of the Mount Libanus. Said contains about rhetorician Aristides, from a large col. 15,000 individuals, of whom 2000 are lection of ancient writings, made by Christians, chiefly Maronites, and 400 order of Constantinus Porphyrogenetes, Jews. I gave a psalter in Arabic, to a of which only a small part are known Maronite for a small service which he to be extant. The writing appears to had rendered me. He sat down and be of the 11th century. M. Maio has began to read it: he was soon surroundalso met with an unedited Latin gram. ed by a number of persons, among whom marian, who cites a number of lost was M. Bertrand, the first physician in writers, and a Latin rhetorician now the city. This gentleman is a native unknown; also a Greek collection con- of Said, but of French origin; with taining fragments of the lost works of great alacrity he offered me his services Philo. He has also found writings of to promote the distribution of the Bible the Greek and Latin fathers prior to in Arabic, and expected great effects St Jerome, with other valuable works, from it in Syria. On the 18th at night, all of which he intends shortly to pub- I arrived at Sour, the ancient. Tyre, lish.
and lodged there with the Catholic NETHERLANDS.
Greek Archbishop, From him I learn Brussels can boast of some of the that there are at Sour, 1200 Greek hest conducted literary establishments Catholics, 100 Maronites and 100 Greek in Europe. Among others that of M. schismatics, 2000 Motualis or sectators DE MAT of the Grand Place claims our of Ali and about 100 Turks. Every respectful votice. This establishment where are seen remains of ancient contains under one spacious roof an ex- splendour, magnificent aqueducts, and tensive collection of modern literature a number of superb columns - overin all languages-a magazine of clas- thrown or half buried upright in the sical and scarce old books, almost un- sand, which has been accumulating for rivalled in value and extent-a print- ages. On the 21st I repaired to Acre. ing office of great perfection and capa- Here are about 10,000 inhabitants, of bility—a copper-plate establishment- whom 3000 are Turks; the rest consist and a book-binding shop. In its way it of Arabs, Jews and Catholics, which last, resembles a bee-hive in activity and however, form the majority. After industry, and cannot fail to excite the passing through the villages of Sephoury sürprize and pleasure of all who are per- and Cana in Galilee, I entered Nazareth, mitted to view it. M. de Mat is chiefly which contains about 3000 inhabitants, engaged in reprinting standard French 500 of whom are Turks, and the rest works, which the low price of labour schismatic Greeks under the Patriarch and materials in the Netherlands ena- of Jerusalem. bles him to offer to foreign countries full 30 per cent cheaper than the Paris A letter from a missionary at Ameditions. He is besides engaged in boyna has the following: At my entermany original works of the Belgic ing a large negari (village) called Lileliterati ; and above all, in a Catalogue boo, N.E. of Amboyna, 800 persons Raisonnée of his own stock of old books, and more came to meet me, and to which will extend to three or four vo- convince me of their believing in one lumes in octavo.
only God, they had brought all their ASIA MINOR.
idols, confessing their superstitions. I A letter from Mr. M'Connor, Orien- desired them to pack the whole together tal Syrian Missionary, dated Acre, Feb. in a large chest, heaped up with stones, 28, 1820, states as follows: “ My last and throw it into the sea, in my presence. informed you of my transactions in The following appeared in a late Cyprus, and that I was ready to set number of the Bombay Courier, in a out for Syria. I arrived at Beyrout, letter dated, country of Guzurat, Oct. on the 13th inst. and there met with 1819. The Jaina Banias have a practhe Archbishop of Jerusalem, who had tice of fasting eight days in every year. arrived the evening before from Europe One of them took the resolution of fastafter passing through Egypt. The in- ing for thirty days together. He behabitants of Beyrout are in number gan July 26, and finished Aug. 25. He about 10,000, of whom 3000 are Turks, then took some nourishment during