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s health and bappiness, equally “I am much obliged to you to ed with myself by your emi- bave indicated to me the way I may 's condescension and gracious write unto Coutts, the court banker, tance of our bumble attentions. and shall follow your friendly insinuWith the most perfect conside- ations. In the mean time, I am very and profound respect,

desirous that you should be convinced "I have the honour to be, &c. of my sentiments of sincere esteem and igned) “J. C. HIPPESLEY. friendship, with which, my dear lord, rosvenor street, London,

with all my heart I embrace you. March 31."

(Sigued) “ HENRY CARDINAL."

m the Cardinal York, to Lord

Minto.

From the Cardinal York to Sir John

Cox Hippesley, Bart.

• With the arrival of Mr. Oakly, “Dear Sir John, o has been this morning with me, “I have not words to explain the ave received by his discourses, and deep impression your very obliging

ich more by your letters, so many favour of March 31 made on me. 1-sens of your regard, singular con. Your and Mr. Andrew Stuart's most

eration and altention for my per- friendly and warm exertions in my be0, as obliges me to abandon all ball, the humane and benevolent conrt of ceremony, and to begin duct of your ministers, your gracious sruptly to assure you, my dear lord, sovereign's nobleand spontaneous geat your letters have been most ac- nerosity, the continuance of which you ptable to me in all shapes and re- certify me depends upon my need irds. I did not in the least doubt of it, were all ideas which crowded i the noble way of thinking of your together on my mind, and filled me enerous and beneficent sovereign: with the most lively sensations of ut I did not expect to see, in writing, tenderness and heartfelt gratitude. o many and so obliging expressions, What return can I make for so many hat well calculated for the persons and so signal proofs of disinterested who receive them and understand benevolence? Dear sir John, I conheir force, impress in their minds a fess I am at a loss how to express my post lively sense of tenderness and feelings; I am sure, however, and gratitude; which I own to you oblige very happy that your good heart will me more than the generosity spon- make you fully conceive the sentiments taneously imparted. I am, in reality, of mine, and induce you to make at a loss to express, in writing, all known, in an adequate and convenient the sentiments of my heart; and, for manner, to all such as you shall think that reason, leave it entirely to the proper, my most sincere acknowledge interests you take in all that regards ment. my person, to make known in an ener- “ With pleasure I have presented getical and convenient manner all your compliments to the cardinals I fain would say to express my thank- and others persons you mention, who fulness, which may easily be by you all return you their sincere thanks; comprehended, after baving perused the canon in particular, now Monthe contents of this letter.

signore, being also a domestic pre

late late of his holiness, begs you be purmost sincere esteem, and affectionate, suaded of bis constant respect and indelible gratitude. attachment to you.

“ Your best of friends, “My wishes would be completely

“HENRY CARDINAL gratified, should I have the pleasure, « Venice, 7th May, 1800. as I most earnestly desire, to see you “ To Sir J.C. Hippesley, Bart. again at Frescati, and be able to as Grosvenor-street, London." sure you, by word of mouth, of my

NATURAL HISTORY.

A Botanical and Economical Ac- Flowers numerous, round the base

count of Bassia Butyracea, or of the young shoots, and from thie East India Butier Tree. By W. axils of the lower leaves, peduncled, Roxburgh, M. D.

large, pale-yellow, droopiog.

Calyx, four, five, or six leaved [From the Asiatic Researches, Vol. VIII.]

(five is by far the most common

number); ovate, obtuse, covered Bassia Butyracea. Polyundria Monogynia. Generic Character.

externally with ferruginous pubes

cence, permanent. NALYX beneath, four or five "Corol; tube subcylindric, length

U leaved. Corol, one petaled: of the calyx; border of eight, spreadBorder about eight cleft. Berry su- ing, oblong, obtuse divisions, longer perior, with from one to five Seeds. than the tube.

Bassia Butyracea. Roxburgh. Staniens ; filaments from thirty to

Calyx five-leaved; Stamens thirty forty, about as long as the tube of or forty, crowning the subcylindric the corol, and inserted on its mouth. tube of the Corol.

Anthers linear-oblong. Fulwah, Phulwarah, or Phulwa- Pistil, germ conical, (ten or twelve ra, of the inhabitants of the Almorah celleil, one seeded, downy, surroundhills, where the tree is indigenous. ed with a downy nectarial ring. Style Flowering time, in its native soil, the longer than the staniens; stigma acule. month of January; seeds ripe in August. Berry oblong, generally pointed

Trunk of the larger trees, straight, by a remaining portion of the style ; and about five or six feet in circum- smooth, fleshy, containing one, tuo, ference. Bark of the young branches or three, rarely more, large seeds; sinooth, brown, and marked with the rest not ripened. small ash-coloured specks.

Seeds oblony, rather round than Leaves alternate, about the ends of flat, but differing in shape according the branchlets, petioled, obovate-cu- to the number contained in, each neate, obtuse-pointed, entire ; smooth fruit; smooth, shining, light brown, above, villous underneath ; veins sim- with a long, lanceolate, lighter cople, and parallel; length, six to twelve loured, less smooth, umbilical mark inches ; breadth, three to six. on the inside. Petioles, from one to two inches This tree, which is rendered inte

resting on account of its seeds yieldStipules, if any, minute and ca ing a firm butyraceous substance, reducous.

sembles Bassia Latifolia, (see Coro: VOL. XLIX.

3 H

mande

long.

TO : Tume I. No. 12, Pistil: Germen superum, evalue,

" erries, Volume 1, Stylus setaceus, corolla duplo longir, -- - men is scarce to be Stigma simplex.

- m it, except by the Pericarp: drupa oblonga, 1-3 spc:. .

ma, carnosa, lactescens. Seminibus usia buturacea) the subtrigonis oblongis.

ra exture, with a tube Arbor magna ; ramis sparsis, erce* 2:1, a border of eight, tis, horizontalibusque.

retur. oblong segments. Folia sparsa, petiolata, lanceolata, - - .'assia latifolia) it is thick acuta, integerrima, glabra, venosa. . -.* 1 ribbous, indeed Flores longe pedunculati, axillares, .

Ir tube; and border solitarii, et aggregati. -": more than eight, small, 1 . Per curved segments.

amma, from thirty to Economical uses of the Oil, or Iliere i stuer, have long filaments pei Tree, Bassia longifolia. *, r u e mouth of the tube of the Reverend Doctor John. : in there they are fewer in 1. die ery short filameuts, 1st. The oil, pressed from the ripe

ruum we, or three se- fruit, is used as a common lamp oil.

RIPPL. 107 within the tube, to by those who canuot afford to bus ... P re used.

the oil of the cocoa-nut. It is thicker, be in proper lo notice burns longer, but dimmer, smokes 2 ... ker species of the same little, and gives some disagreeable

e poiluwing botanical de- smell. com : Besvar longifolia. Lion. 2d. It is a principal ingredient in ... m iiiiave been tavour- making the country soap, and, there

Boikoor Klein, of Tran- fore, often bears the same price with ... are secount of its eco- the oil of the cocoa-nut.

onze Reverend Doctor 3d. It is, to the common people. le vre place. .

a substitute for ghee, and cocoa-mut

oil, in their curries and other dishes. gesien wy Doctor Klein. They make cakes of it, and many of

the poor get their livelihood by sellyanih : monophyllum, ing these sweet oil cakes.

wiecies oratis, acutis, co- 4th. It is used to heal different in lento ferrugineo ob- eruptions, such as the itch, &c. Etoimis.

5th. The cake (or Sakey ) is used "w supuvlla, campanulata; for washing the head; and is carried web , intiato, carnoso, as a petly article of trarle, to those 3:0: icmis lanceolatis, countries, where these trees are not

found. se sneata 16, brevissima, 6th. The flowers, which fall in

apers wivisa, quorum octo May, are gathered by the common

de uiarum, octo in tubo people, dried in the sun, ruasled, - vibn Antheræ lineares, and eaten, as good food. They are - W e ustus pilosæ, limbo also bruised, and hoiled to a jelly, and made into small balls, which they

sell

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