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In a few days will be published the The Rev. S. Burder, A.M. is preprivate and confidential correspondence paring a New Edition of his Oriental of Charles Talbot, Duke of Shrews. Customs, or an Illustration of the bury, principal minister to King Wil. Sacred Scriptures, by an explanatory liam for a considerable period of his application of the Customs and Manners reign, by the Rev. Archdercon COXE. of the Eastern Nations, and especially
Å Translation of Baron Larrey's of the Jews therein alluded to; this new work, entitled, a Collection of edition will be considerably enlarged. Surgical Observations, with Notes, is Two Voyages are preparing for pubpreparing by the Translator for public lication, to New South Wales and Van• cation, by MR. DUNGLISON, of Prescot. Deman's Land; including a descripstreet.
tion of the present condition of those Early in January will be published, interesting colonies; with facts and obthe first part of a series of Engraved servations relative to the state and Portraits of the Deans of Westminster; management of convicts of both sexes, from drawings by G. P. Harding, to under sentence of transportation, with accompany the memoirs of those pre- reflections on seduction, and its
general lates, in the History and Antiquities of consequences, by Thomas Reid, Memthe Abbey Church of St. Peter, West- ber of the Royal College of Surgeons in minster, written by Edward Wedlake London, and Surgeon in the Royal Brayley, and graphically illustrated Navy. by I. P. NEALE.
The Speeches of the late Right Hon. An interesting volume of Travels Henry Grattan, edited by his son, will will appear shortly by W. J. Bur. appear shortly in 4 vols. 8vo. CHELL, esq. whose Researches in the Vol III. of the Dublin Hospital Reinterior of Southern Africa, during a ports and Communications in Medicine five year's residence in that country, and Surgery, will be published in Decomprise a variety of discoveries and cember. observations which have never yet been Shortly will be published, Practical laid before the public. Numerous en- Observations on Paralytic Affections, gravings, from the author's own draw. St. Vitus’ Dance, Distortions of the ings, and an entirely new map will Spine, and. Deformities of the Chest illustrate the work.
and Limbs, arising from Chronic RheuA New Edition (being the 7th) of matism, Rickets, Gout, &c. illustrative Conversations on Chemistry, is pre- of the beneficial effects of Muscular paring for the press with considerable Action, with Cases, by W. TILLEARD additions.
WARD, F.L.S. The author of the Bachelor and the Mr. W. H. WHITE, of Bedford, has Married Man, Hesitation, &c. will a work in the press on the Theory shortly publish a new Novel, entitled, and Practice of Numbers ; being a Scithe Woman of Genius.
entific Introduction to Mercantile Cal. Mr. CHARLES Mills, author of the culations, and the Study of the MatheHistory of the Crusades, will shortly matics, for theuse of schools and private lay before the public the first part, students; with a Key. comprising Italy, of the Travels of We congratulate the Medical ProfesTheodore Ducas, in various countries sion on the accession of Dr. GRANVILLE of Europe, at the period of the revival to the Editorship of the London Medical of Letters and Art.
and Physical Journal, lately so ably The Memoirs of the Court of King conducted by Dr. HUTCHINSON, James the First, by Lucy Aikin, in Mr. Rootsey is about to publish a 2 vols, 8vo. are nearly ready.
Jarge Map of the world upon an imMr. A. T. Thomson, F.L.S. &c. &c. proved projection. It will represent has in the press Lectures on the Ele- all countries in their respective and ments of Botany; Part I. containing relative sizes with the least possible the Anatomy and Physiology of those distortion, and in one area; affording organs on which the growth and pre- the only means of comparing at one servation of the plant depend: with view the just proportions of the parts of explanations of the Terminology con- the earth. The inaccuracy and dispronected with these parts: in 8vo. illus- portion of other maps will be immetrated by marginal cuts and copper diately evident by contrasting for ex. plates.
ample the two islands of Ceylon and The Sixth Part of Dr. Whitaker's Ireland upon them, the latter appears General History of the County of York; to be about three times as large as the is just ready.
former, former, whereas the island of Ceylon is In a few weeks will be published, an the largest of the two. The continents Appendix to Professor ORFILA's Geneare divided according to their natural ral System of Toxicology, or Treatise geography, which is a permanent divi- on Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal sion, and not according to their civil Poisons, containing all the additional geography, which as Mr. Pinkerton has matter relating to that science pubjustly observed, becomes antiquated in lished by the author in his last work a very few years. Its breadth will be entitled "" Lectures on Medical Jurissix feet, and the countries delineated prudence," and thus rendering comupon it will be four times as large in plete the former treatise on poisons; to proportion as those upon an 18 inch which will be added twenty-two coglobe, by which means it may super- loured engravings of poisonous plants, sede many particular inaps. It will insects, &c. also contain of course all the recent A new edition is in the press with discoveries in Africa, Asia, and Ame- considerable additions, of Systematic rica, to the period of its publication. Education, or Elementary Instruction
Mr. MILLS' Elements of the Seience in the various departments of Literature of Political Economy, will be published and Science, with Practical Rules for early in November.
studying each Branch of useful Know. Miss A. M. PORTER is writing a Ro- ledge, by the Rev. W. SHEPHERD, mance, to be entitled Roche Blanc, or the Rev. J. Joyce, and the Rev. LANT the Hunters of the Pyrennees.
CARPENTER, L.L.D. A new volume by the author of the About the middle of November will beautiful Tale of Ellen Fitzarthur, en- be published a new edition of that great titled the Widow's Tale, and other guide to the stage in its most interestPoems, will be published early in De. ing time, COLLEY CIBBER'S Apology cember; also a new edilion of Ellen for his own Life, enlarged by about two Fitzarthur.
hundred notes upon the biography, The Synopsis of British Mollusca, criticism, narrative, and anecdote of by WILLIAM ELFORD LEACH, M.D. the author. The work will also have will be ready for publication on the an index, (for the first time) and edi. 10th of November.
torial prefare and portrait, Mr. SAMUEL FREDERICK GRAY'S Dr. READE, of Cork, has published Natural Arrangement of British Plants a variation of the common experiment is very near its completion.
illustrative of refraction, and by using We understand that a splendid ex- a glass vessel instead of an opaque one; hibition of drawings, principally by and he seems to prove beyond the posTurner and other distinguished artists, sibility of dispute, that an image is is now forming, and will be opened for formed at the surface of the water, or the inspection of the public at No. 9. transparent medium, which becomes Soho-square, about the 1st of January the object of vision, consequently that next.
there is no bending of rays, and no such Dr. Watkins, author of the General principle as refraction! Any person Biographical Dictionary, will shortly may verify this experiment, and by publish a work consisting of Memoirs holding the glass in different situations of Self-educated Persons, who by their and by shaking the water, satisfy himown exertions have risen to eminence self that the old doctrine of refraction in literature and science.
is an error, and consequently that all Miss PENGER is engaged in Memoirs ont diagrams and illustrations on this of the Life of Mary Queen of Scots, subject are so many false analogies. By which will be published in the course other equally simple experiments, he of the winter.
shews, that in forming an inverted Early in next month will appear the image there is no crossing of rays, but Aid to Meinory, being a Common Place that the image is the result of reflexion Book, arranged upon a new plan, with within the lens. Ever principle of the au alphabetical index, consisting of Newtonian philosophy, after flourishing upwards of one hundred and fifty heads, for a century, seems, therefore, likely such as occur in general reading; and to be exploded, and nothing remains suited alike to the student, the scholar, but diagrams, unconnected with the the man of pleasure, and the man of true operations of nature, business, by J. A. SARGANT,
Hints towards the right Improvement A work entitled the Present State of of the present Crisis, by Jos. JONES, Europe, will shortly appear.
M.A. are in the press. MONTHLY MAG. NO. 361.
The Encyclopædia Metropolitana, December the 1st, will be published which has been suspended in conse- and continued weekly, price one shilquence of the failure of its late pub- ling, the Focus of Philosophy, Science, lisher, has fallen under the manage- and Art, concentrating the spirit of the ment of new proprietors, who will pub- knowledge of the day. Every British lish the fifth part of that work, Ist of journal of scientific character, will be January, 1822.
ransacked for useful matter of fact, and Early in January will appear a small selections will be occasionally made volume by Mrs. DAVIS, of Frome, en- from the best foreign authorities. titled Helps to Devotion, in the entire The Preacher, in 6 vols, 12mo. is prelanguage of the Scriptures, ou a plan paring for publication, consisting of suggested by the late Mrs. Brunton. Sketches of Original Sermons, from the
DUDLEY FOSBROKE, M.A. F.A.S., MSS. of two eminent divines of the last author of “ British Monachism,” &c. century, with a familiar Essay on Pulpit announces Berkeley Anecdotes; con- Coinposition, principally intended for xisting of Abstracts and Extracts of young ministers and lay preachers, Smyth's Lives of the Berkeleys, illus- In a few days will be published the trative of Antient Manners and the following discourses, by s. SLEIGH Constitution, and including all the Pe- SALISBURY. Joyful Anticipations; a digrees in that celebrated Manuscript; Sermon occasioned by the death of Mrs. to which are annexed, a copious History Sloper; Infant Hosannas; a Sermon of the Castle and Parishof Berkeley, containing many particulars of the life consisting of matter never before print- and death of a child belonging to the ed; and Biographical anecdotes of Dr. Scot's Lane Sunday School. Edward Jenner, &c.
The Author of the Mystery, or Mr. Hone's Answer to the Quarterly Forty Years Ago ; and of Calthorpe, or Review, in refutation of the calumnies Fallen Fortunes, is about to come forin the article on the Apocryphal New Ward with a Tale, entitled Lollardy, Testament, and in defence of himself founded on the persecutions which for having published that work, will marked the opening of the Fifteenth appear in a few days.
Century. À volume is in the press correspond- Mr. HAY has published some obsering, in size with the Vocal Library, vations in the Quarterly Journal, on which will contain nearly 2500 Anec- an ancient Monument of Sculpture in dotes, the best in the language; it stone, representing the Theban Sphinx, will be entitled the Anecdote Library. which has recently been discovered at Mr. Seward's six volumes did uot con- Colchester. This singular figure, which tain above 500 articles; Andrews's not from its beauty, might naturally, he 200; Adams's not 150; the superior expected to be of the finest marble, pretensions of this volume may there- was sculptured in freestone. This fore be determined numerically, while Sphinx was found in the inidst of a it will be published at a lower price great number of fragments of another than either.
species of stone, equally unknown at A History of Lady Jane Grey and Colchester as a native product, and her Times, by Mr. GEORGE HOWARD, vulgarly called Suanage, from the is announced for publication in De- place where it is dug in the Isle of Purcember. It will illustrate the manners beck. and customs of former days, with nu- The general dimensions of the anmerous Anecdotes of the distinguished tique are as follows: Persons and Events of that period, and
Inches. will embrace the earliest records of the Length of the base,
25 Reformation, drawn from sources hi- Medium breadth of the base, 10 therto unexplored.
Height from base to top of Spbinx's Mr. JAMES TOWNSEND is preparing head,
25 for publication, a translation of the The face of the Sphinx, measuring Bachelor of Salamanca, a novel by Le
from under the chin to the crown. Sage.
of the head, The Rev. Mr. Piggot is engaged on a The stone was found at the depth of small work entitled the Young Suicide about two feet from the surface of the Preserved ; a narrative founded on the soil, in trenching the ground around case of Mr. G. J. Furneaux, who shot the General Hospital, lately erected at himself at White Conduit House, Sep- Colchester. It was discovered in an tember, 1821.
almost perfect state, there being only a
few marks of injury, and those slight; John's Gospel, from the French of
mechanics and labourers quitted their The Rev. H. COTEs, vicar of Bed- work. Neither barometer nor thermolington, is about to publish the Resur- meter changed a line from what they rection of Lazarus, in a course of ser. had been at ten o'clock. There was a mons on the eleventh chapter of St. dead calm, and the chimney smoke rose
in perpendicular columns, till lost in well adapted to the occasion, that he masses of dark clouds, with which the was completely successful, and when concave surface of the heavens was co- the epidemic 'ceased, the municipal vered. The appearance of those clouds council presented him with a sword and were something like those dark blue gold medal. The minister of marine volumes of smoke which arise from an reporting the circumstance, the king explosion of gunpowder, and they seem- nominated him a Chevalier of the Royal ed piled on each other, tier above tier, Order of the Legion of Honour. from the horizon to the zenith, where M. Gautier, captain in the French they concentrated so as to form the appa- navy, employed to survey the coasts of rent vertex of a Gothic arch. Through the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Sea of small interstices, where those gigantic Marmora and Black Sea, having termimasses appeared to lap over each other, nated his labours, the Depôt or Board of appeared to issue a faint gleam of sul- Admiralty, are employed in publishing phurous lignt.
his charts, someof which have appeared; At one o'clock, the meadows of a and by the end of the present year, nalight green, appeared dark green-ob- vigators, it is expected, will possess the jects of a dark green seemed quite a result of liis important labours. dark bottle-green, and the dark gravel A French artist, M. Thomas, of Colof some roads appeared of a blackish mar, Honorary Director of the Phenix blood colour. Men's faces and dresses Company, has obtained a brevet of inwere changed in the same manner, so vention (patent) for a machine of calthat people looked at each other with culation to be called the Arithmometer. astonishment and awe. The colours It has been presented to the Society, were all of the finest tint and shade, for the Encouragement of National Invery rich and mellow. The clouds dustry, is of a moderate size, and by a which, though they seemed to the naked person unacquainted with figures, may eye perfectly still, when viewed through be made to perform, with wonderful a telescope, appeared to oscillate after promptitude, all the rules of arithmethe manner of the aurora borealis, with- lic. The most complicated calculations out changing their relative positions. are done as readily and exactly as the This darkness continued till two most simple; sums in multiplication and o'clock, and to such a degree as that division, of seven or eight figures require scarcely any person could read or write no more time than those of two or three. within doors without approaching close It will be very useful in the higher deto the windows. A little after two partments of science, and has long there was observed a gentle motion of been a desideratum. the clouds from the south-west ; they The Geographical Society of Paris, moved almost imperceptibly to the held its first meeting on the 1st of Ocnorth and east, and about three the tober. The discussions were on the darkness was dispelled, and cocks be- formation of statutes and rules, &c. to gan to crow, and the swallows to fly be agreed upon by the society. The about, as though it had been early in objects and plan resemble that of the the morning.
National Industry Encouragement SoFRANCE.
ciety, and include the publication of The followiug fact, recorded in the memoirs and exhibition of prizes; the Annales Maritimes, &c. may be justly study and extension of geographical considered as an example of genuine science, and the undertaking of remote true philanthropy. In the beginning journeys and voyages at its expence. of 1820, an epidemic disorder in the In the Isle of Bourbon there is a Isle of Bourbon, spread with such ra. botanical garden and a nursery for expidity, that it was found necessary to otics, where a prodigious pumber of establish a Lazaretto, for the purpose of plants are cultivated, pertaining to S2 insulating those seized with the conta- families and 391 different species. gion. M. Pommier, a young surgeon Many of them have been recently inin the navy, of the Department of troduced from different parts of Africa, Brest, happening to be in the island, America and Europe. In general, they with a spirit of humanity and benevo- possess medicinal properties, or lence, which cannot be too highly ap- otherwise useful for the arts and complauded, made a tender of his services to merce, or adapted to the sustenance of the governor of the colony, and proposed men and animals. shutting himself up in the Lazaretto. In 1820, a collection from this garden His able and liberal exertions were so was deposited at Cayenne, in two as