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Notices Biographical, Historical, Moral, fe.

[November 22, 1817.

may be formed from the following incident. A then be silent; and his voice will soon be heard | tended far beyond the usual period of exist. person going to hear the debates in the House no inore in Oneida. But certainly he will be ence to researches, in which the public were of Commons, called at the Exchequer Coffee- long in the minds of his children in white essentially interested, when suffering under house, where his attention was fired by a men's, Scanando's name has gone far, and will the tortures of an excruciating disease, and gentleman taking tea, with a parcel of papere not die. He has spoke many words to make upon the verge of the grave, was obliged to before him. Afterwards he called for a decan- his children straight. Long has he said, drink ask alms of his fellow citizens and country. ter of brandy, which he poured into a large no strong water; for it makes you mice for men. However strange this may seem, it glass, and drank off without diluting it in the white inen, who are cats. Many' a meal have is nevertheless 'true, that in the year 1604 least, and then walked away. The sp.ctator they eaten of you. Their mouth is a snare. this worthy citizen obtained from that learn. soon followed, and went into the gallery of the and their way' like the fox. Their lips are ed monarch and great encourager of learning, house, where, to his astonishment, he heard sweet, but their heart is wicked. Yet there James I, a license to coilect " the charitable one of the longest and most brilliant speeches are good whites and there are good Indians. benevolence of well disposed people" for his he ever listened to, delivered by this votary I love all good men ; and Jesus, whom I love, subsistence. In this brief, his various labours of Bacchus, who was no other than Mr. Sheri- sees all. His great day is coming, he will for 45 years spent in composing his annals, dan. But such libations, however invigoraring make straight; he will say to cheating whites and also eight years dedicated to his survey they may be for a moment to the animal spi and drinking Indians, begone ye--begone ye of London, his merit and his age are menrits, or even inspiring to genius, make dread. - go, go, go. Certainly, my children, he will tioned; and power was given to him and his ful inroads upon the vital system, and when drive them away. In that day I will rejoice. deputies, to ask charity at the different persevered in, never fail to undermine the en. But oh! great sorrow in my heart that inany churches through a considerable number of tire fabric. This was the case with Mr. She. of my children mourn. The great Jesus has counties and cities in England, with an exridan, upon whom the pernicious practice in- looked on all the while the whites were cheat-hortation and persuasion to persons to conci eased to such a degree, that at length his ing us; and it will remain in his mind-he tribute their mites. This was in the second digestive powers were completely destroyed; will make all straight again. Long have 1 year of the king. A letter from the king on his memory of course became impaired, and believed his good words; and as long as I live the same subject is also extant, on the back the symptoms of organic disease manifested) will pray to him. He is my good Saviour of which seven shillings and sixpence are set themselves in a swelling of the extremities -my blind eyes he will open *, I shall see down as the subscription of the parish of St. and an enlargement of the abdomen, which him. Children, his way is a good way. Mary, Woolneth, with the church-wardens soon left nothing for hope. The consequence Hearken, my children! when this news names indorsed. of this mode of life was a complication of dis sounds in the council-house, toward the set. orders, the basis of which was hepatic; and ting sun, and they cry, make bows and armelancholy is the account of his situation at rows, sharpen the tomahawk-put the chain CAUSE OF THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN this distressing period. Yet it affords a relief of friendship with the whites into the ground

COOK. to the scene to read that he gladiy availed -warrior, kill! kill! The great chief at the Professor Pictet of Geneva, editor of the himself of the consolations of religion before setting sun wont kill any of the Six Nations Bibliotheque Universalle, paid a visit in the his death, which took place in the 65th year that go into his land, because they have a month of July 1817, on board an American of his age.

chain of friendship with the whites; and he corvette, lying in the harbour of Genoa. A says, the whites have made us wicked like sensible negro acts on board the vessel as a

themselves, and that we have sold them our cook, and as calculator of all the nautical oby SPEECH OF JOHN SCANANDO, CHIEF land. We have not sold it; we have been servations necessary for determining the lad OF THE ONEIDAS,

cheated ; and my messengers shall speak true titudes and longitudes. This negro has lived On the discovery that their land and im- words in the great council-house toward the two years in one of the Sandwich islands, provements were sold to the state, by the setting sun, and say, yet bury the tomahawk; where Captain Cook was killed. The tradiintrigue (as he asserts) of certain white men. Oneidas must be children of peace.

tion of that event is preserved in this island [The tears ran copiously from his eyes, and Children! Some have said, your chiefs sign- (Owhyhee); and according to him the followfrom those of all that heard him in council ed papers of white men that sold our fires. ing is the account given. Captain Cook, who when he spoke.)

Your chiefs signed no papers ; sooner would was in want of wood as well as water, had My warriors and my children! Hear!-It they let the tomahawk lay them low. We perceived near the shore an old hut, which is cruel--it is very cruel! a heavy burden lies know one of our men was hired by white men appeared to him to be neglected and gone to on my heart ;-it is very sick. This is a dark to tell our men this, and will now tell you decay ; and the wood of which he thought to day. The clouds are black and heavy over so himself. Papers are wicked things ; take be drier than that of newly felled trees: he, the Oneida nation ; and a strange arm is hea care ; sign none of them but such as our mi. therefore, gave orders to pull down the hut, vy upon us, and our hearts groan under it. nister reads to us. He is straight. You now without having first consulted the natives. Our fires are put out, and our beds are remov- see his tears running like ours.

Neither he nor his people, doubtless, knew ed from under us. The graves of our fathers Father--you are our minister-dry up your (and after the turn the affair took none of are destroyed, and their children are driven tears. We know if your arm could it would them could learn) that the place was taboocd. away. The Almighty is angry with us; for help us. We know wicked men speak ill of -The islanders did not hesitate a moment to we have been very wicked ; therefore his arm you for our sakes. You suffer with us. But prevent, by a desperate attack, an act which does not keep us. Where are the chiefs of the you are Jesus' servant, and he will love you they considered as an impropriety; they killrising Sun ? White chiefs now kindle their no less for loving Indians.

ed some of the workmen, and the others fled. ancient fires! There no Indian sleeps but Children-our two messengers will run and The negro cook appeared much affected by those that sleep in their graves. My house carry our sorrows to the great council fire to the recollection of his abode in Owhyhee, and will soon be like theirs ; soon will a white ward the setting sun. Run, my children, and ardently desires to return thither. He dechief here kindle his fire. Your Scanando tell our words. Give health to all the chiefs scribed this island as the happiest couotry in will soon be no more, and his village no more assembled round the great fire. And may the world ; und his account of the moral, a village of Indians.

Jesus, the great Saviour, bring you back safe. mild, and hospitable character of the inhabitThe news that came last night by our men - From the Commercial Advertiser.

ants, forms a striking contrast to the opinion from Albany, made this a sick day in Oneida.

that has been formed of them. He bestowed All our children's hearts are sick, and our eyes rain like the black cloud that roars on the tops


great praise on the talents and the character

of the king of the island. He is already posof the trees of the wilderness. Long did the The labourious antiquary, John Stowe, af- sessed of a navy, and has sent ships to China. strong voice of Scanando cry, children, take ter dedicating the greatest part of a life ex. He has also a body guard, armed with muscare, be wise, be straight. His feet were then

kets and lances, wbich they manage with dex. like the deer's, and his arm like the bear's. • He was blind, and near a hundred years terity. He employs himself with great ardour He can now only mourn out a few words and old when he delivered this speech.

in the civilization of his people.

November 22, 1317.]
Natural Philosophy.

131 NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. these observations have proved that the parallax collected by the Javanese, and, being exposed in A series of Vene Observations on the T'ides ; is neither below eight minutes fifty seconds, the hollows of split bamboos to the rays of the lately read at the Institute of France, by ll. Le vor above eight minutes seventy seconds; there sun, deposits crystals of salt, The salt thus Comte Luplare.-- The phenomenon of the tides cherefore remains on the distance of the suo made is reserved exclusively for the use of the in general was known to the ancients, and could from the earth, and consequently on the dimen. Emperor of Solo : in dry weather it yields thir. not escape the notice of the inhabitants of the

sions of the solar system, an uncertainty of ty dudgins of 100 catties each, every month, sea-coasts : they had even noticed certain varia.

1-871h, or about 800,000 leagues on the dis- but, in wet or cloudy weather, less. Next tions or periuds in the extent of the phenome

tance from the earth to the sun, which is consi- morning we rode two and a half paals to a place mon; but, on this point, there have been no dered as unity. The lunar theory gives the so in a forest called Ramsam, to view a salt lake, exact and consecutive observations, excepting

lar parallax in an indirect manner. From the a mud hillock, and various boiling pools. The those made by order of the Academy of Sciences,

calculations of M. Laplace, it is found equal to lake was about half a mile in circumference, of during the last century, at Brest, which is fa. eigbı minutes fifty-nine seconds : M. l'errer has a dirty-looking water, boiling up all over in vourably situated, and where the tides are con.

obtained the same conclusion, from a new ana. gurgling eddies, but more particularly in the siderable. * In 1806 there was commenced, at

lysis of the observations of the transit of Venus centre, which appeared like a strong spring. the request of M. Laplace, a new series of ob. in 1769, which is nearly a medium between The water was quite cold, and tasted bitter, servations at Brest, which are to be continued the other two calculations, and consequently salt, and sour, and had an offensive sinell. nineteen years, or an entire revolution of the may be regarded tolerably accurate in this ques About thirty yards from the lake stood the mud nodes of the lunar orbit. One half of the period tion of first-rate importance.

hillock, which was about fifteen feet high from has elapsed, and we may compare the results

The Penang Gazette of Feb. 10, 1816, con the level of the earth. The diameter of its base with those observed a century preceding. It tains the following article on the volcanic springs was about twenty-five yards, and its top about is known that the tides are owing to a compound of boiling mud in Java :

eight feet--and in form an exact cone. The top and very complicated force, resulting from the Having received an extraordinary account of is open, and the interior keeps constantly boiling action of two bodies--the sun and moon, on a natural phenomenon in the plains of Grobog and heaving up like the bluddugs. The hillock the moveable mass of water, which covers three na, fifty paals north-east of Solo, a party set off is entirely formed of mud which has fowed out fourths of the globe. The positions of the two froin Sulo, the 25th Sept. 1814, to examine it. of the top :--every rise of the mud was accom. attracting bodies, relative to the body attracted,

-On approaching the dass or village of Kuhoo, panied by a rumbling noise from the bottom of change continually ; and the effects change with they saw between two topes of trees a plain, an the hillock, which was distinctly heard for some them. The question is, to distinguish the in appearance like the surt breaking over rocks seconds before the bubble burst ;-the outside Auence of the distance from the position more with a strong spray falling to leward. Alight of the billock was quite firm. We stood on the or less vertical, and the combined or opposite ing, they went to the “ Bluddugs,” as the Ja- edge of the opening and sounded it, and found action of these bodies in the results they pro. vanese call them. They are situated in the vil. it to be eleven fathoms deep. The mud was duce; and never was there a more important lage of Kuhoo, and by Europeans are called by more liquid than at the bluddugs, and no smoke question discussed, confided to a geometrician

that name.

We found them to be on an eleva was emitted either from the lake, hillock, or better able to treat it successfully. The first ted plain of mud about two miles in circumfer- pools. Close to the foot of the hillock as a result of his enquiry is, that he has ascertained ence, in the centre of which, immense bodies of smail pool of the same water as the lake, which that the present height of the tides at Brest sur. soft mud were thrown up to the height of ten to appeared exactly like a pot of water boiling vio. passes those obtained from the old observations fifteen feet in the form of large babbles, which, lently ;-it was shallow, excepe in the centre, by one forty-fifth part : a part of this difference bursting, emitted great volumes of dense white into which we thrust a stick iwelve feet long, inay be owing to the errors of the observations, smoke. These large bubbles, of which there were but found no bottom. The hole not being perand the rest to a secular change in the action of two, continued throwing up and bursting seven pendicular, we could not sound it without a the sun and moon. It is known that the high or eight tiines in a minute by the watch-at line. About 200 yards from the lake were two and low tides follow the moon's passage over the times they threw up two or three tons of inud. very large pools or springs, eight and twelve meridian of a place, at periods of time more or They got to leeward of the smoke, and found it feet in diamet.r; they were like the sinall pool, less distant ; and that the action of the moon to stink like the washings of a gun-barrel. As but boiled more violently and stunk excessively. to that of the sun is as three to one. Bernouilli the bubbles burst, they threw the mud out from We could not sound them for the same reason attributed the delay in part to the vis inertiæ of the centre, with a pretty loud noise, occasioned which prevented our sounding the small pool. the waters, and partly to the time occupied in by the falling of the mud on that which sur. We heard the boiling thirty yards before we the transmission of the attractive power from rounded it, and of which the plain is composed. came to the pools, resembling the noise of a the moon to the earth. M. Laplace has disco It was difficult and dangerous to approach the waterfall. These pools did not overflow-of vered, from a consideration of the whole of the large bubbles, as the ground was all a quagmire, / course the bubbling was occasioned by the ri. celestial phenomena, that attraction is trans except where the surface of the mud had become sing of air alone. The water of the bluddugs mitted with a velocity incomparably superior to

hardened by the sun ;-upon this, we approach. and the lake is used medicinally by the Java. to that of light itself. We have already obsery. ed cautiously to within fifty yards of one of the ed, that the action of the moon on the tides, largest bubbles, or mud-pudding as it might pro Effects of Capillary Attraction. A rope is compared with that of the sun, is as three to perly be called, for it was of the consistency of found to become shorter by the application of wa. one nearly : observations seem to show that custard-pudding, and was about one hundred ter; the water, by twisting the fibres, causing local circumstances have increased, in the port yards in diameter:-here and there, where the the rope to swell, or thicken, which is well exof Brest, this ratio in a quantity equal to 0,1335 foot accidentally rested on a spot not sufliciently ernplified by the circumstance attending the fa. of the whole action of the moon upon the ocean:

hardened to bear, it sunk-to the no small distress mous obelisk erected by Pope Sextus V. before and it is fourteen to one that this quantity is of the walker. They also got close to a small St. Peters, at Rome. The Chevalier Fontano, within five-tenths of the truth. "M. Laplace bubble, (the plain was full of them, of different who had undertaken to raise this monument, concludes, from this rectified calculation, that sizes,) and observed it closely for some time. was, it is said, on the point of failing in his atthe mass of the moon is equal to 1.687th of that It appeared to heave and swell, and, when the teinpt, when the column had nearly reached the of the eartb, which gives nine minutes sixty-five internal air had raised it to some height, it burst, pedestal, in consequence of the stretching of the seconds for the coefficient of the nutation ; and the mud feil down in concentric circles ; in ropes. At that moment he called out to wet the Dr. Maskelyne made it sis minutes sixty se. which state it remained quiet until a sufficient ropes, which being done, the column gradually conds. It is known that the parallax of the quantity of air again formed internally to raise rose to the height required.

The process, sun is the only means of determining the dis und burst another bubble, and this continued at which, according to'M. de Mairon, is employed tance of our planet ; a distance which, from one intervals of from about half a minute to two in different places for making mill-stones, by of the beautiful laws of Kepler, gives the key minutes. From various other parts of the pud. the power of capillary attraction, furnishes also to all the others in the solar system. The im. ding round the large bubbles, there were occasion. a striking instance of the effect of moisture. A portance of this question explains the sacrifices ally small quantities of sand shot up like rockets block of sione being cut into a cylindrical form, made by sovereigns in 1761 and 1769, in send to the height of twenty or thirty feet, unaccom wedges of willow dried in an oven, are driven ing astronomers to different places to observe panied by smoke : this was in parts where the by a mallet into grooves which have been made the transits of Venus a phenomenon the best mud was of tou stiff a consistency to rise in bub. in the outside edge. These wedges are moizten. calculated to arrive at the solution of the prob- bles. The mud at all the places we came near was ed, or exposed to the air, if during the night, avd lems in a direct manner. The result of all I cold. The water which drains from the mud is ! in a few hours the stone is split to the number



Natural Philosophy-Fine Arts.

[November 22, 18170 of grooves. This is produced by the water ri. dye, it then acquires a beautiful permanent manacks, passports, &c. &c. On one of the imsing in the narrow capillary tubes with which green colour.

pressions we have seen, it is witnessed under the the wood is filled. If the diameter of one of This discovery is very important, because it hand of Mr Muller, that between 30 and 40,000 these tubes be only 100ih part of a line, the in- is within the reach of the poorest classes, both engravings had previously been taken from the clination of the sides one second, and the im- | as to the material and mode of execution; but {ame stone; and yet its sharpness and force are pulse with which the water ascends into the tube it is evident that it requires to pass through the as distinct as in a first proof. We believe Mr the fourth part of a grain, this force will tend to hands of a chemist, or skilful dyer, to derive all Ackerman is trying experiments to bring Lithoseparate the flexible sides to the tube, with a the advantages it is capable of furnishing. graphy to perfection in this country: its im. force of about 50,000 grains, which makes Substitute for Cochineal.-M. Drapiez, of Lille, portance well merits the exercise of all our na. about 8 pounds in the length of an inch. If in France, has discovered in the insects of the tional ingenuity, for it bids fair to make a cmthere be only fifty of these tubes, giving 2500 feverfew, or mother-wort, (matricaria partheni. plete revolution in the arts with which it is conin a square inch, the result will be an effort of um,) a substance to re-place cochineal in fine nected. Lit. Gazelle. 21,875 pounds. As the head of a wedge of the scarlet dyes. In order to detach the insects from Venice, Aug. 10, 1817.--Yesterday the prizes Hind above mentioned may contain four or five the plant without bruising them, and thus lo- of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts were distri. square inches, the force it exerts will be equal to sing the colouring matter, he put sixteen pounds buted to those artists whose works were adjudgabout 90 or 100,000 pounds. If we suppose ten of stalks in a case nearly air tight, and heated ited to be the most worthy. The Governor-Ge. of these wedges in the whole circumference of in the oven, whereby the insects were suffocated : neral, Count Goes, General Chasteller, and the the cylinder intended to form millstones, they this quantity yielded above a drachm of dried most distinguished persons of the government will exercise together an effort of 900,000 or insecis. M. Drapiez then essayed the compari- and the city, were assembled in the former Scuo. 100,000 pounds. It needs therefore excite no son with cochineal : he took two similar pieces la de la Carita, which was assigned by the surprise, that they should separate the block of woollen cloth, which he passed through the French to the Academy of Arts. After Count into the portions between which they are intro common mordant bath of muriate of tin, and Leopold Cicognara, President of the Institution. duced. The twisted threads of which cloth are then one of the pieces in a cochincal bath, had made a speech, iu which he pronounced a fabricated, may be considered as small cords, and the other in a bath prepared with warm panegyric upon the Emperor, who had which experience, in like manner, a contraction mother-wort insects. This able chemist assures done much for the Academy, and upon the Go. from humidity; whence it happens that cloth us, that the difference between the two dyes was vernor. General, who interests himself so deeply contracts in the two directions of their intersect- scarcely perceptible, and they equally resisted in its success, and upon his own zeal, which no. ing threads. The expansion of paper by mois. the chemical reagents, nor were destroyed by body disputes, he turned his eyes on two works, ture is owing to the same cause ; for paper, which sulphuric acid or oxigenized muriatic acid. It which attracted general attention, and the ex. is only an assemblage of filaments, very thin, is to be observed, that M. Drapiez has discover. cellence of which he duly extolled. The first short, and dispused irregularly in all directions, ed a mode of nourishing the plant, so that the was the statue of the muse Polyhymnia, by Ca. lengthens in the dimensions of its surface in pro- insəcts breed much faster.

nova, (originally the portrait of a lady of $Bo. portion as the water, by insinuating itself be.

naparte's family, the head of which is changed); tween the intervals of those filaments, acts, by

Count Cicognara took this opportunity, not placing them farther asunder, proceeding froin


only to pay a just tribute of praise to his the middle towards the edges.

Lithography –The rapid improvements in friend Canova, of whom his country, Ve. Fall of Fyers.—The general aspect of the sur. the art of Lithography, or Engraving on Stone, nice, is proud, but also to proclaim aloud to the rounding scenery is such as to impress the mind to which we have repeatedly directed public al rest of Europe, “ that Italy was still the soil in with the idea of some vast convulsion of nature tention, have now advanced so far as to claim which the greatest talents for the Arts and having torn the rocks asurider, and shattered the notice of the Continental Governments. On Sciences flourished, and that nobody but Canova them into gigantic fragments; rugged crags and the 18th, the King of France issued an ordon- was able to furnish so suitable a present for abrupt precipices present themselves on all sides, nance on the subject, which sets forth that, their Imperial Majesties of Austria, to whom and the river rushes with tremendous impetuo. “ the art of Lithography bas, during a very re the statue bad been respectfully offered by the sity through deep and abstracted chasms. A rude cent period, been rendered applicable in such a States of Venice." The second work, which, as bridge is thrown over the upper fall, whence the manner as to assimilate it entirely to impressions it were, illumined the hall with its splendor, was spectator be holds the waters of the Fyers, at the by moveable characters, and to those by copper an immensely large and magnificent picture by distance of 200 feet, beneath him, rushing into a plates ; and that there have been formed, for Titian, which represents the Ascension of the cavity of 70 feet in depth, whence they again carrying on this art, establishments of the same Virgin; it was in a very dirty and neglected emerge in perfect stillness, and running over an kind as printing-offices, subject to the law of condition in the Church of de' Frati, where uneven and fragmented channel, approach the Oct. 21, 1814.” To prevent the mischiefs that Count Cicognara perceived its beauty; and by lower or grand waterfall. Here the country might result from the clandestine use of the li- the care of old Baldaccini, (who was chosen at strikes the imagination with all the gloom and thographic press, it is therefore placed, like its this sitting a member of the Academy,) it is regrandeur of the Siberian solitude, and overlook. fellows, under the statute and the general police. stored in the highest perfection. After Cicog. ing the stream from a small rocky prominence But we have alluded to this procedure, not so nara, Messrs Diedo and Gamba (Noble Venethat overhangs it, we observe the channel torn much for any interest we have in the applica- tians, Secretaries of the Academy,) spoke ; the through black piles and masses of stone, which tion of French laws to the controul of the press, former on the importance of the Fine Arts, and obstructs the current till it comes to a descent as to show that in the cultivation of this valu. the latter upon Cornaro, (celebrated for his temof dreadful steepness and depth ; here the wa. able art, Britain is strangely behind her neigh-perance,) as the Mecenas of the Arts. After ters, previously pent up and exasperated, sud. bours. We were not wont to be the last in use. this, Count Von Goes made a short and suitable denly discharge all their violence, and are lost ful inventions, and yet Lithography, which has speech to the young artists, and then distribuin a horrid abyss. The depth of the chasm in reached such a pitch of forwardness in France, ted the prize inedals. After the ceremony was which the river flows is 400 feet, and it bursts and of perfection in Germany, is still in its in- concluded, the company visited the five rooms forth in an unbroken stream, constituting a fall fancy in England. Perhaps the generality of filled with the specimens of sculpture, painting. of 212 feet. At times, every gleam of sun which readers are not aware of the extraordinary &c. which were opened to-day for the first time. penetrates the foliage of the surrounding fir powers of stone engraving, to depict the most That in which the prizes were distributed containand birch trees, is refracted by the sprays into beautiful cffects of landscape, and even of hu- ed the finest productions of the old Venetian rainbows, that seem to dance in the chasm. man expression, as well as to execute printing school. The natural splendour of their colouring Brandt's Lectures.

and writing on every scale, from the largest to was heightened by the richly-gilded ceiling. These Discovery of a fine Dycing Matter in Potato. the most minute. We have seen specimens Scuole,' of which there were formerly seven in Tops.-A Chemist of Copenhagen has discovered from the press of Muller, at Carlscrube, which Venice, were the meeting-places of lay Frater. a brilliant yellow matter for dyeing, in potato- possess, in a degree which cannot be equalled by nities, for religious exercises, and are mostly atops. The mode of obtaining it is by cutting any other process, the opposite qualities of clear. dorned with the finest paintings and the most the top when it is in flower; and bruising and ness and softness. A Plan of the Duke of Ba- magnificent ornaments. Count Cicognara gave pressing it, to extract the juice.

Linen or

den's Palace, and Woods, Gardens, &c. has hopes, that in a short time new rooms would be woollen imbibed in this liquor forty-eight hours, some of the finest touches that can be conceived. opened to the public. The interior of the church takes a fine, solid, and permanent yellow colour. In this part of Germany, the art is also applied of St Giovanni e Paolo has a richness of orna. If the cloth be afterwards plunged in a blue to every purpose of printing ;-bills of fare, al. ment and decoration uncommon in our times.

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November 22, 1817 WORKS IN THE PRESS.

ters, a Vie's of the History of Scotland, from tion, select works of Plotinus, accompanied by Sir James Mackintosh, M.P. LL.D. F.R.S. the earliest records to the rebellion in the year extracts from the Treatise of Synesius on Prowill shortly publish the history of Great Britain, 1745.

vidence ; translated from the Greek, by Me from the revolution in 1688, to the French re. Mr W. Wright, of Bristol, has a work on the Thomas Taylor. volution in 1789.

Human Ear nearly ready for publication ; in Major Wyvill, late of the third Royal VeProfessor Jameson is preparing for publica- which the structure and functions of that organ terans, will shortly publish by subscription, “ His tion, a Treatise on Geognosy and Mineral Geo- will be anatomically and physically explained. Military Life," containing descriptions of vari. graphy, with numerous plates, illustrative of the Shertig will be published, the History of the ous parts of the world where he has served ; mineralogical structare of the earth in gencral, and City of Dublin, Ecclesiastical, Civil, and Mili. anecdotes of many officers of rank, now living: of Great Britain in particular.

tary; from the earliest account to the present and some account of the courtmartial by whicha Speedily will be published, Biographical Me- period ; its charters, grauts, privileges, extent, he was tried when major of the battalion which moirs of Dr. Matthew Stewart, Dr James Hut. population, public buildings, societies, charities, he commanded above six years ton, and Professor John Robison, read before &c. extracted from the national records, approv. Speedily will be published, a novel, under the tbe Royal Society of Edinburgh, and now col. ed historians, many curious and valuable manu. title of, “ The Actress of the Present Day, or jected into one wolume, with some additional scripts, and other authentic materials ; by the Scenes and Portraits from Real Life." notes; by John Playfair, F.R.S. L. and E., Pro- late John Warburton, Esq., the late Rev. James fessor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Whitelaw, and the Rev. R. Walsh, M.R.1.H.


In a few days will be published, Family A society of German literati at Paris have anThe manuscripts of the late Mr Spence, of Suppers, or Evening Stories, for the Instruction nonuced a periodical work to commence in the Greenock, were some time ago submitted to Mr and Amusement of Young Persons ;" by Lady month of October with the title of Chronique Herschel, who has selected the most complete Mary H****** ; illustrated by sixteen beautiful Allemande de Paris, which, to the exclusion of for publication. The students of pure mathe. engravings : and, in the course of a fortnight, politics, is designed to embrace whatever is calmatics will be gratitied to hear, that the volume the same will be published in French.

culated to exhibit the character of the Parisians now preparing, and which will be published in Mr Taylor is printing an edition of the Ethics, in regard to morals, arts, sciences, and society. the course of the spring, contains, besides the in two 8vo. volumes.

The number of Gerinan periodical works ingenious Essay on Logarithmic Transcendents, Mr Leckie's Historical Research into the Na- l published at Vienna is more than a dozen. unpublished tracts in the same class of the ture of the Balance of the Power in Europe, will Two of them deserve to rank among the most science, equally new and elegant. A biogra- appear in a few days.

celebrated iu Gerinany. The first and most phical sketch of the author, by his friend Mr Letters of William first Duke of Queensbo. important of these publications is the Archiv Galt, will be prefixed to the voluine.

rough, lord high treasurer of Scotland, are print- fur Geographie, Historic, Staats-und Kriegs. Sir Richard Philips intends to reprint, in a ing from the originals, with portraits and fac-kunst, conducted by Baron von Hormayr, which separate tract, his Essays of a new Theory of similes.

contains, not only very excellent historical esthe Physical Laws of the Universe ; and to sub. Mr John Brown has a poem in the press, in says hy the best writers of the Austrian mo. join all the answers which appear, with the five cantos, entitled, Psyche, or the Soul. narchy, but also many rare documents of still names of the writers.

Mir Scott anounces a complete Treatise on greater value. The Vaterlandischen Bluttcr, edi. The Rev. T. Kidd, of Cambridge, is prepar. British Field Sports, with an account of their ted by the well-known Austrian writer, Dr Sar. ing an edition of the complete works of Demost. Customs and Laws. It is to appear in parts. tory, is designed to convey statistical informahenes, Greek and Latin, from the text of Reiske, Madame De Stael's posthumous work will tion, and diffuse viseful knowledge. It affords with collations and various readings.

soon appear. It is to be entitled, “ Considera- of course not much entertainment, and its value Immediately will be published, the History of tions on the Principal Events of the French Re- is therefore not duly appreciated by many. of a Six Weeks' Tour through a part of France, volution.” The two first volumes relate to the the periodical works for the fashionable world, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland ; with let events from her father's administration to the the principal is the Wiener Moden Zeitung, und iers descriptive of a sail round the Lake of Ge battle of Waterloo; the third volume is devoted | Zeitschrift for Kunst, schone Litteratur , und nevá, and of the Glaciers of Chamouni. to England.

Th.cater. Under the first title it gives weekly The Rev. G. S. Faber is printing a new edi The Religion of Mankind ; in a series of es. a good plate, with description either of dresses tion, revised, altered, and considerably augment- says; by the Rev. Robert Burnside, A.M. is in or furniture; but the most important part of ed, of Horæ Mosaicæ.

the work belongs to the other heads. The Speedily will be published, in one closely The third volume of Mr Shaw Mason's Sta- theatrical critic, William Hebenstreit, is one of printed volume, an Essay on the Prolongation of tistical Survey of Ireland will soon appear. the most distinguished connoisseurs in Germany, Life and Conservation of Health, unfolding ori. In a few weeks will be published, a Complete who unites French severity with German graginal views and fundamental principles for their History of the Spanish Inquisition, from the pe-vity and science. It is universally acknowled. attainment, and embracing observations on the riod of its Establishment by Ferdinand V. to the ged that no native publication ever possessed nature, cause, and treatment of some of the present time, drawn from the most authentic his equal in this line. —Next comes the Sammler principal diseases which assail the British con. documents ; by Don Juan Antonio Llorente, one (the Gleaner) a work of pure entertaioment, stitution in its native climate ; translated from of the principal officers of the Inquisitorial printed with the same typographical elegance as the French of M.M. Gilbert and Halle, with Court, chancellor of the University of Toledo, the preceding, but chiefly composed of articles notes, by J. Johnson, M.D. &c.

knight of the order of Charles III., and member from the latest Almanacs, the Morgenblatt, A Prospectus has been issued for publishing, of several academies.

Erheiterungen, &c. This robbery—which ought by subscription, in two neat pocket volumes, The fourth part of Neale's Illustrated History perhaps to be forgiven for the sake of the title Poems, by Mr Richard Hatt, author of " the of Westminister Abbey will be published early is not even excused by a judicious selection. Hermit," &c. , which will be accompanied with this month.

The notices respecting the theatres of Vienna, an elegant frontispiece, from a design by Lewis. J. Mill, Esq. has nearly ready for publication, and the principal provincial theatres, are the In the course of this month will appear, a Se a History of British India.

best part of the work; and though they do not lection of Ornaments in forty pages, quarto, for A sixth volume from the Manuscript Discourses enter so deeply into the subject as M. Heben. the use of sculptors, painters, carvers, modellers, of the late Rev. B. Bedome, A.M. will appear in streit, they seem in general just, impartial, and chasers, embossers, &c. printed on stone. the course of the present month.

satisfactory. The Wiener Theater-Zeilung is as Mr Debrett, editor of the Peerage of the Dr Coote will speedily publish, a third edition far inferior to the two preceding in intrinsic United Kingdom, and the Baronetage, has in the of the History of Europe, from the year 1763 to merit as in external appearance. In low and press a new edition of the Imperial Kalendar, the treaty of Amiens in 1802; and a new vol. vulgar language, it dispenses praise and censure for 1818, carefully revised by official documents, ume, continuing the period from 1802 to the in a manner not at all calculated to obtain crewith several lists not in any former edition, pacification of Paris in 1815 ; these two vol dit, and takes pleasure in decrying all that is

A work of imagination, entitled, Frankens-umes are written as a continuation of Dr Rus- noble and sublime in the art which it is incatein, or the Modern Prometheus, will be pub sell's History of Modern Europe.

pable of attaining. The Magazin fur Zeitungs lished towards the close of the present month. Speedily will be published, an English trans- | Leser Magazine for the Readers of Newspa

The Rev. F. Homfray will soon publish lation of the German novel, Lawrence Stark ;" | pers) which ought rather to be called the Ma. Thoughts on Happiness; a poem. by Prof. Engel.

gazine for those who do not read Newspapers, Speedily will be published, in a series of let. Proposals are issued for printing, by subscrip. is a compilation from German newspapers and

the press.

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