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Smyth, William, b. 1797, at Pittston, Kennebec co., Maine, was in 1828 elected Professor of Mathematics in Bowdoin College, and still (July, 1868) retains that post. He is the author of the following valuable works, all now published at Boston. 1. Elements of Algebra, 1833, 12mo; 9000 copies to 1859. 2. Elementary Algebra, (for schools,) 1850, 12mo, (Key, 12mo;) 12,000 copies to 1859. 3. Treatise on Algebra, (for colleges and high schools,) 1852, 8vo, (Key, Svo) 3000 copies to 1859. 4. Trigonometry, Surveying, and Navigation, 1855, 8vo; 2000 copies to 1859. 5. Elements of Analytical Geometry, 1855, 8vo; 1000 copies to 1859. See N. Amer. Rev., lxxxi. 267. 6. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus, 1856, 8vo; 2d ed., 1859.
"Professor Smyth's text-books make a nearer approach to the explicitness of oral instruction than any similar treatises that have fallen under our eye."-A. P. PEABODY N. Amer. Rev., July, 1857, 273.
Smyth, William Augustus. Publican Guide; or, Key to the Distill House, &c., Lon., 1779, 8vo.
Smyth, Rear-Admiral William Henry, R.N., D.C.L., distinguished alike for his military and scientific F.S.A., F.R.A.S., F.G.S., &c. services, is a son of Joseph Brewer Palmer Smyth, Esq., of New Jersey, a zealous loyalist during the American Revolution, and a descendant of the famous Captain John Smyth or Smith, (q. v.,) "sometime Governour of Virginia and Admirall of New England." William Henry Smyth was b. in the city of Westminster, Jan. 2, 1788; entered the Royal Navy as a midshipman, 1805; made Lieutenant for his services near Cadiz, 1813; appointed Commander, Sept. 18, 1815; married Annarella, only daughter of T. Warington, Esq., of Naples, Oct. 7, 1815; became Post-Captain, 1824; accepted the retirement pension, 1846; and attained the rank of Rear-Admiral, 1853; Hydrographer to the Admiralty, 1857; d. Sept. 9, 1865. 1. Memoir Descriptive of the Resources, Inhabitants, and of its Islands, inter
spersed with Antiquarian and other Notices, Lon., 1824, having subsided, I am now enabled to place this
The Admiralty took 100 copies. "On the whole, we earnestly recommend Captain Smyth's book to our readers, who will derive from it much amusement and great information."-Lon. Monthly Rev., July, 1824, 225–41.
why and the wherefore of its appearance is so
To officers on the Sicilian station we doubt not the present
llowing Introductory Matter, as to require no
Memoir will be of very considerable value."-Lon. Quar. Rev.,
2. Charts of the Mediterranean: Published at the that a word or two may be added in aid of the
Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty, 1825-27.
"Admiral W. H. Smyth, whose surveys of the Mediterranean
shores have been celebrated for more than thirty years."-Lon, Athen., 1858, i. 140.
3. Sketch of the Present State of the Island of Sar
dinia, 1828, 8vo. 4. Life and Services of Captain Philip
ht, allow me expressly to call your attention to
his country by publishing these Memoirs of his friend."-ROBERT
SOUTHEY: Nov. 1829, 375–417.
5. An Account of a Private Observatory recently
erected at Bedford, 1830. 6. An Account of an Ancient
be hoped, will prove at once correct and trust
Bath in the Island of Lipari, 1830. 7. Descriptive Catalogue of a Cabinet of Roman Imperial Large Brass
Medals, Bedford, 1834. Privately printed. 8. Descrip- eat pains and bestowed much labour to render
"In the Cycle of Celestial Objects, by Captain Smyth, the reader will find all the great truths of astronomy, embracing the ered.
most recent discoveries, clearly and accurately described.”—N, Brit. Rev., No. XI.
An amusing, instructive, we had almost said popular, treat
ise."-Lon. Athen., 1844, 1016.
13. Description of an Astrological Clock belonging to the Society of Antiquaries, 1848. 14. Edes Hartwellianæ, &c., 1851, 4to. Privately printed. Addenda, 1864, 4to. See Lon. Gent. Mag., 1851, ii. 487. 15. The Mediterra
tive of Roman Medals, 1835.
Observations on Halley's Comet, 1836. 10. Narrative hesitatingly stated, that, in any further inquiry
of a from Lima to across the
enceforth be enrolled among the known instantiæ
St. John's Lodge, 21—1—’64.
down the Amazon, undertaken with a view of ascertain
ing the Practicability of a Navigable Communication
with the Atlantic by the Rivers Pachitea, the Ayali, and Amazon. By Lieut. W. Smyth and Mr. F. Lowe, 1836, 8vo. Commended by Lon. Quar. Rev., Sept. 1836, 1–29, (by R. Southey;) and Edin. Rev., July, 1836, 395-419.
See, also, MAW, HENRY LISTER, Lieut. R.N. 11. Nau- illustration of the Geology of the Hartwell area
tical Observations on the Port and Maritime Vicinity of
Cardiff, 1840. 12. A Cycle of Celestial Objects for the idence, being about as complete as the present
Use of Naval, Military, and Private Astronomers, Observed, Reduced, and Discussed, 1844, 2 vols. 8vo: vol.
i., Prolegomena: vol. ii., The Bedford Catalogue.
warded by the Gold Newtonian Medal of the Astrono
mical Society. 2d ed. partially prepared, but never rutiny, the stratification of its inorganic beds is
published. It was to have included No. 19.
Re- of; for, though the paleontology of the district
he Historical and Archæological portions of the
work, since you are well acquainted with most of the occurrences. It will not, however, escape your eye that I have again dipped into your muniments and papers as freely as before; but I can still aver, as then, that "I have directly steered the course between public or general interest, and personal confidence; and that in no instance has the line of propriety been violated, or even strained, beyond a proper latitude." Moreover, in the printing of letters or parts of letters from some of my esteemed correspondents, it has only been where they act as correlatives of the text, or are in answer to given queries.
In now referring you to the volume itself for further particulars, I will only take leave to add, that though many of the inquiries, and much conflicting evidence, were somewhat troublesome during its composition, it was a real pleasure in retired age-blessed with mens sana in corpore sano-to continue my endeavours to diffuse a streamlet of information which may, in any degree, be available to the flowing tide of wholesome instruction, so obvious in the present intellectual-and I hope moral-progress of the human
It so happens that I am winding up this agreeable labour on my natal day, yet without any ominous foreboding of its being my last literary undertaking; wherefore, Adieu only for the present; and, with earnest wishes for your continued health and happiness, believe me to remain
Yours very truly,
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
ADDITIONAL REMARKS IN CONTINUATION OF THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THE ÆDES HARTWELL-
THE GEOLOGY, CLIMATURE, AND HUSBANDRY AROUND HARTWELL: GEOLOGICAL NOTICE OF
THE HARTWELL AREA: THE WEATHER OF HARTWELL AND ITS MONTHLY PHENOMENA:
INTERSOCIAL AND RESIDENTIARY NOTICES: THE GENERAL SODALITY OF HARTWELL AT THE
CONQUEST: THE HAMPDENS: THE LEES OF QUARENDON: SIR GEORGE LEE, PRINCE
ANOTHER VISIT TO THE HARTWELL MUSEUM: A FRAGMENT OF SCULPTURE, PROBABLY BY
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