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Francis, the spirit of the original is nobly tionary power with much success; and, preserved. It has stood the test of nearly a proceeding in the same manner with others, century, and will bear the test of many cen- his epitome of English literature will form turies more. Of the numerous translators a valuable series of standard works, which, of particular odes and satires, it is scarcely in their uncondensed forms, have always possible to give any enumeration. Many of been inaccessible to readers with limited these, by some of our most celebrated poets, purchasing books. are promised by Mr. Valpy, and their speedy appearance will increase the grati- Review.— The Sunday Library. Vol. III. fication which this volume affords.
By the Rev. T. F. Dibdin, 12mo. One reason why the satires of Horace bave sustained scarcely any injury from the
pp. 332. Longman, London, 1831. lapse of time, is, that his subjects being On the two preceding volumes of this rather characteristic than personal, were work, we have given our opinion without applicable to human nature, under similar any disguise. They contain innumerable circumstances, in all ages of the world. We excellences, and inculcate the discharge of have only to change a naine, and Horace is duties that are indispensable. We have born anew.
not found any thing, in either volume, that
we could have wished the author had Review.- Epitome of English Literature. omitted ; yet, in all, we perceive a defi
Edited under the superintendence of ciency, which, in the further progress of the A, J.
, Valpy, M.A. Vol. I. Paley's work, we hope will be supplied. Moral Philosophy. 12mo. pp. 318.
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series will probably not extend beyond No one who is acquainted with the writings six volumes; and that the remaining disof Paley, will want any recommendation of
courses appertain more particularly to them. They stand in the foremost rank of practical points of Christianity. We shall English literature, and will be viewed as a be glad to find that they embrace experitext book, in cases of doubtful and difficult
ence as well as practice, since the union of decision. It cannot, however, be denied, both is necessary to give completion to the that some few of his propositions are of an christian character. equivocal character, such as his procedure in war, and the boundless range which he gives to his notions of expediency. This REVIEW.-Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopedia, latter may easily be brought to sap the
Vol. XVIII. History of England, foundation of moral principle, and, if fol
Vol. II. By Sir James Mackintosh, pp. lowed out through all its ramifications, may
380. Longman. London. 1831. be carried to an extent which the author To a work already known, and of which would shudder to behold.
the merits are duly appreciated, it is needIt is, however, only to a small portion of less to devote much time. Such is the what Paley has written, that the preceding case with Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopedia. remarks are applicable. His excellences Of the whole series this is the eighteenth are gigantic and numerous, his blemishes volume, and the second of English history; are but few. His pages have passed the but in every department, whether of science, ordeal of criticism, and received the stamp narrative, or detail, the authors have acof immortality.
quitted themselves nobly, and “deserved This series, Mr. Valpy informs us, will well of their country.” be confined to the popular productions of This volume resumes the thread of hiswriters in prose; and Burnet, Clarendon, tory in 1422, and carries it on to 1558, Gibbon, Hume, Roberston, Bacon, Locke, thus embracing the most eventful periods Paley, Addison, Goldsmith, Johnson, Mil- that occur in the annals of our country, ton, and Swift, will be first selected. Of during the middle ages. these celebrated authors, the works will be condensed, so as to bring the greatest quantity of information within the smallest quantity of space. It will be an abridg- 1. A Father's Tribute to the Memory of ment without a mutilation, an extract of a beloved Daughter, with Extracts from essence from the vehicle through which it is the Diary of Miss Elizabeth Turner, who diffused.
In many portions of Paley's died April, 1830, aged 24, (Seeley, LonMoral Philosophy, which this volume con- don,) breathes the pious affection of a betains, Mr. Valpy has exercised this discre- reaved parent, over the memory of an ami
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able and pious child, whose walk with God, nation is against the inhuman bondage, and even in the midst of severe bodily affliction, that its cry for justice must be respected, as furnishes another monument to the efficacy well as heard. of divine grace. The diary of this young 7. A Lecture on Knowledge, by Thomas lady is replete with hallowed feelings, and Swinburn Carr, (Crofts, London,) is sensinearly every page evinces the happiness and ble and well written. In the introductory spiritual advantage of living in close com- pages, the author has taken a comprehen* munion with God. This volume is worthy sive survey of intellectual acquirements; he a place in the library of every pious person. thence proceeds to mark the different de
2. The Test of Truth, (Seeley, Lon- grees of happiness which knowledge in its don,) appears without the author's name, several branches is capable of producing ; but not without good and substantial rea- and philosophizes with commendable acutesons in favour of divine truth. The former ness on the operation of opinion, and the part is argumentative, and addressed to effect of system. This pamphlet is worthy sceptics and infidels. It contains rational of an attentive perusal. observations, well worthy their attention, 8. The Voice of Humanity, No. IV., and recommends a line of conduct, which (Nisbet, London,) is a periodical, published no sincere inquirer after truth can refuse to quarterly, recommending humanity towards adopt. The second part is intended to de- the animal tribes, and stating instances of monstrate the favourable results to which barbarity which are a disgrace to the human such an impartial inquiry must lead. This species. Of the knacker's yard, a represenis illustrated by the author's experience, tation by Cruikshank is given in this which he has wrought into an interesting number. The appearance is disgustingly narrative, that conducts him from the dark- characteristic, and the description which ness of infidelity and vice, into the light follows cannot be perused without feelings which all who are born of God enjoy. of pity and indignation. Among other
3. Letters to a Mother, on the watchful things, it is distinctly stated, that pigs and Care of her Infant, (Seeley, London,) will poultry are fattened in this yard for the prove an interesting book for the nursery. London market. “We say positively, from It relates to the treatment of infants in the ocular testimony, that pigs and ducks are early stages of life, to the diseases to which kept in considerable numbers, to be fed and they are liable, and to the care, the food, fattened, in the premises and yards of and tenderness which they should receive. knackers and grease-boilers, for the use of It is a book which appears to be founded the inhabitants of the metropolis.”—p. 131. on experience, which enters with minute- 9. The Welsh Interpreter, containing a ness into numerous particulars, and is enti- concise Vocabulary of useful Phrases, Protled to the sober attention of all nurses and nunciation, &c. by Thomas Roberts, (Leigh, mothers.
London,) will be found useful to tourists 4. A Free Mason's Pocket Companion, who visit those parts of Wales where the containing a Brief Sketch of the History of English language is neither spoken nor unMasonry, (Washbourne, London,) traces, derstood. The phrases are numerous and we are informed, the history of this mysteri- familiar, and, by the help which they afford, ous something or nothing, from “the flood a traveller may contrive to get his wants to the present time.” To those of the Ma- supplied, and to learn insensibly the prosonic order it may be useful, but, beyond nunciation of the language, without the help this, we conceive that it will excite but lit- of a master. tle interest.
10. The Laws relating to Benefit Socie5. The Pulpit, Vol. XVI., (Harding, ties and Savings Banks, (Washbourne, LonLondon,) is another annual link in a series, don,) every person connected with these which has established a good reputation by valuable institutions, will feel an interest in its inherent respectability. On many of understanding; and even those who have the previous volumes, we have given our no immediate connection with them, must opinion so freely and fully, that on this it be sensible that they are highly valuable to will be needful only to say, that it is wor. the community. This little book furnishes thy of its predecessors.
an epitome of the laws on which each is es6. Suggestions on the Abolition of tablished, and, as a work of reference, it Slavery in the British Colonies, by a will be found serviceable to all. Member of the University of Cambridge, 11. Key to Chanting :- the Psalms of (Rivington, London,) is a powerful pam- David ; – Portions of the Services of the phlet, the purport of which is to assert, that Church, 8c., by J. E. Dibb, (Hamilton, the period is at our doors when slavery London,) will no doubt be hailed with must be abolished, that the voice of the pleasure by those who are fond of this sing
say service. The rules given for the eleva. tion and depression of the voice, are simple and easily to be understood, and this is no contemptible recommendation.
13, A Discourse on the Death of the late Rev. Robert Hall, M.A., by the Rev. F. A. Cor, LL.D., (Westley, London,) like several we noticed in our preceding number, is ably written, and renders a well-earned tribute of respect, to the memory of the deceased. This sermon, surveys the late worthy minister in various lights, but in all he shines with a lustre peculiarly his own; and from the pen of Dr. Cox, it has sustained no tarnish.
14. A Sermon on the Death of the Rev. Andrew Thomson, by Thomas Chalmers, D.D., (Whittaker, London,) would seem to demand more notice than we have time to devote to it. Dr. Thomson was well known when living, and his sudden death, by creating a sensation which was felt throughout the kingdom, will cause his name to be remembered through year's which are yet lodged in futurity. Dr. Chalmers is too well known, to have any thing mentioned but his name. This dis course places the character of the deceased in an amiable light, both as a theologian and a man. The occasion was one of peculiar solemnity, and as such it has been duly improved.
15. The English and Jewish Tithe Systems, compared in their Origin, Principles, moral, and social Tendencies, by Thomas Stratten, (Holdsworth, London,) points out in almost every respect, a striking dissimilarity between the two systems. This is what the author undertook to establish ; and in this he has been completely successful. The English tithe system he considers as injurious to agriculture, impolitic, and unfavourable to religion. These truths, we must admit with the author, have been long obvious to all, who have not had some interest in its preservation; and hence the indubitable inference, some reforination is necessary.
Origin of Titles of Distinction of Classes, &c.- From Bracton, Selden, and Blackstone ) - Dukes, Duces, Com manders or leaders of armies. Marquises : From the Teutonic word marene, limit or frontier; Officers of dignity commanding on or guarding the frontiers. Earl : Ealderman, senior, or senator. Schireman, governor of a county. Comes: also vice-comes, or vis. count. Barm : the most general and universal appellation or title. In our elder law books, husband, or master of a house, as baron and femme ; afterwards citizens or townsmen, about 700 or 800 years ago. The citizens or townsmen, for instance, of London and the Cinque Ports, were called barons. Afterwards it becaine confined to lords of a manor, or possessors of an estate. In king John's time, we learn by Magna Charta, that all lords of manors, or barons, had seats in the great council. About that time the confluence of lords of manors, or barons, to the great council became so large and troublesome, that the king was obliged to divide them, and summon only the great barons in person. By degrees the term came to be confined to ihe greater barons, or lords of parlia. ment, It was not till the reign of Richard II. that it became a mere title of honor.
Singular Circumstance.-A £5 Bank of England note was sometime since received by a mercantile house in Liverpool, on the back of which was written the following words :-“If this pote gets into the hands of John Dean, of Longhills, near Carlisle, his brother Andrew is a prisoner in Algiers." The paragraph was read by a person in Carlisle who knew Andrew Dean, and is acquainted with his brother John Dean's family, who are residing at Longtown. John Dean's son was in Carlisle on Thursday last, and heard of the paragraph from the person alluded to; he called at this office, in company with a friend, and, from what he related of his uncle, there is every reason to apprehend that he is the “ Andrew Dean" whose imprisonment in a distant country has by these singular means been made known to his friends in England. Andrew Dean, it appears, was formerly in the British navy, which he left some time ago, and settled in business in Algiers. Communications will be made to the Liverpool house, and also to Sir James Graham, to ask his assistance in the interesting in. quiry ; but of course the matter cannot be decided for some time yet.-Carlisle Patriot.
The Nightingale.-He that at midnight, when the very labourer sleeps soundly, should hear, as I have often heard, the clear airs, and the sweet descants, the natural rising and falling, the doubling and redou. bling of her voice, might well be lifted above earth, and say, “Lord, what music hast thou provided for thy saints in Heaven, when thou affordest bad men such music on earth?- Isaac Walton.
Definition of “Gentlemanliness."-If I were asked to define what this gentlemanliness is, I should say, that it is only to be defined by examples, of those who have it, and those who have it pot. In life, I should say, that most military men have it, and few naval; that several men of rank have it, and few lawyers; that is it more frequent among authors than divines (when they are not pedants that fencing-masters have more of it than dancing-masters, and singers than players; and that (if it be not an Irishism to say 80, is it far more generally diffused among women than among men. In poetry, as well as writing in general, it never will make entirely a poet or poem ; but neither poet nor poem will ever be good for any thing without it. It is the salt of society, and the seasoning of composition. Vulgarity is far worse than downright blackguardism ; for the latter comprehends wit, humour, and strong sense, at times; while the former is a sad abortive attempt at all things, “signifying nothing." It does not depend upon low themes, or even low language, for Fielding revels in both; but is he ever vulgar? No. You see the man of education, the gentleman, and the scholar, sportiug with his subject; its master, not its slave, Your vulgar writer is always most vulgar the higher his subject, as the man who showed the menagerie at Pid. cock's was wont to say, “This, gentlemen, is the Eagle of the Sun, from Archangel, in Russia : the otterer it is, the igherer he flies.”- Lord Byron,
Merit -Mr. Thom, the Ayrshire sculptor, has received from the Hon, Board of Trustees for manufactures and improvements in Scotland, twenty, guineas, in consideration of the great ingenuity and inventive talent ed by him in the on of the statues of Tam O'Shanter and Souter Johnny.
Burning of more than Seven Millions of Bank Notes In the repository at Woolwich, among the curious relics, may be seen a clinker, which is all that remains of the bank-notes consumed when the onepound notes were put down. They were destroyed in a furnace built for the occasion. The number burned daily averaged 144,000; it occupied thirteen months, and the nominal value of the bank-notes was £7,500,000.-Sunday Times.
Cholera Morbus.--The Bengal Chronicle gives the following prescription for the cure of cholera: One ounce cinnamon water, one grain ipecacuanha, 35 drops of tincture of opium, one drachm spirits of lavender, and two drachms tincture of rhubarb. To be taken at once, and the complaint will be instantly relieved. We also add the following state. ment, given in the words of the Captain of an Indiaman; and for the truth of which we are ready to vouch: “ The ship's crew being seized with the
cholera, four died in a few hours. To arrest its progress, twenty drops of laudanu in were given in
a wine-glass of brandy, as soon as the men felt “ the attack. In violent cases the dose was speedily
repeated; and the happy result was, that out of sixty individuals affected, only two died !"--Editor.
Dreams.-Dreams are sometimes exceedingly obscure, and float like faint clouds over the spirit. We can then resolve them into nothing like shape or con. sistence, but have an idea of our minds being filled with dim and impalpable imagery, which is so feebly impressed upon the tablet of memory, that we are un. able to imbody it in language, and communicate its likeness to others. At other times, the objects of sleep are stamped with almost supernatural energy. Indeed, they are usually represented with far greater strength and distinctness than events which have had an actual existence. The dead, or the absent, whose appearances to our faculties had become faint and obscure, are depicted with intense reality and truth. We see them stand before us: and even their voices, which had become like the echo of a forgotten song, are recalled from the depths of oblivion, and speak to us as in former times. Dreams, therefore, have the power of brightening up the dim' regions of the past, and presenting them with a force which the mere efforts of unassisted remembrance could never have accomplished in our waking hours. In speaking of the dead, we have a striking instance of the absence of surprise. We almost never wonder at beholding individuals whom we yet know, in our dreams, to have even been buried for years. We see them among us, and hear them talk, and associate with them on the footing of fond companionship. Still the circumstance does not strike us with wonder, nor do we attempt to account for it. Frequently, however, we are not aware that the dead who appeared before us are dead in reality. They still seem alive as when they walked on earth, only all their qualities, whether good or bad, are exaggerated by sleep. If we hated them while in life, our animosity is now exaggerated to a double degree. If we loved them, our affection becomes more passionate and intense than ever. Under these circumstances, many scenes of most exquisite pleasure often take place. The slumberer supposes himself enjoying the communionship of those who were dearer to him than life, and has far more intense delight than he could have experienced, had these individuals been in reality alive, and at his side.- Macnish's Philosophy of Sleep.
Bell Rock.During the late gales, it has not been possible for the tender to approach the Bell Rock during four weeks, or two sets of spring tides. On being visited the other day, the light keepers report that large stones (which they term travellers) have been thrown upon the rock from deep water, and that a considerable shelf, of eighteen inches in thickness, has been lifted off“ Smith's Ledge.' Since the completion of the lighthouse in 1810, several such indications have been given that this sunken reef has at one time been an island, and that its waste is still in progress. -Scotsman,
Provoking Carefulness.- Linnæus, the celebrated botanist, conceived the idea of propagating the cochineal insect in Europe ; and, after many fruitless efforts, he at length succeeded in obtaining, through the medium of one of his pupils, who was in Mexico, a nopal, ( a species of fig tree on which the insect is bred,) covered with cochinellus. The plant arrived at Upsal, at a moment when he was busily engaged; but his gardener immediately planted it, and cleaned it so effectually of what he imagined to be vermin, that when Linnæus hastened to view this rare acqui. sition he did not find, a single insect alive.- History of Ancient Institutions, &c.
Origin of the Phraise “ Spick and Span New."-Butler in his Iludibras, says, “Mr Ray observes, that this proverbia! phrase, according to Mr. Howel, comes from spica, or ear of corn ; but rather says he, as I am inforined from a better author, spike is a sort of nail, and spawn the chip of a boat ; so that it is all one as to say, every chip and nail is new.
But I am humbly of opinion, that it rather comes from a spike which signifies a nail, and a nail in measure is the sixteenth part of an yard; the span, which is in measure a quarter of a yard, or nine inches; and all that is meant by it, when applied to a new suit of clothes, is, that it has been just measured from the piece by the nail and span.
Wholesome Advice.- Beaur: When bent on matri. mony, look more than shin deep for beauty ; dive farther than the pocket for worth ; and search for temper beyond the good humour of the moment;-remembering it is not always the most agreeable partner at a ball, who forms the most amiable partner for life
Their virtues open fairest in the shade." Belles : Be not led away by each gay meteor of a spark, or too readily yield your hearts to an elegant and agreeable exterior ; for the serpent is often ambushed beneath the fairest flowers. Let not your reason be blinded by love, or your sense erislaved by passion. After all, seek not to make captives by personal accomplishments alone, “nor trust too much to an enchanting face," for recollect
“ Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul."
An American Monster.-The “ Baltimore Patriot" mentions that the skeleton of an animal of prodigionis size was lately discovered, at the Big Bone Lick, in Kentucky. The editor has received the following particulars from a friend, who received them from a gen. tleman who resides near the Lick: "There are ten or twelve sets of tusks, about four feet long and three broad ; the tusks were arranged in circular order, as if by the hand of man; within the circle the bones were deposited, which, when placed together, showed the animal to have been, at least, 25 feet high, and 60 feet long. The skull-bone alone weighed 400 pounds. They were found by Mr. Finney, about 14 feet below the surface of the earth, who has refused 5,000 dollars for them. The skeleton is said to be complete, saving only one or two ribs, When and how this animal existed, remarks the above paper, must battle all speculation. The mammoth bimself, so long the wonder of these latter times, must dwindle into comparative insignificance before this newly. discovered prodigy. If carnivorous, a buffalo would scarcely serve him for a meal ;, and if granivorous, trees must have been his tender herbage."-American paper.
A Lake of Geneva --The" Furet de Londres" says: “There was consumed in England last year 24 mil. lion gallons of Gin. An amateur has calculated that, had this immense quantity of liquor escaped from the barrels, it would have former a river a yard deep, 20 yards wide, and five miles in length.
A Chapter not to be found in the Apocrypha.-And in those days there was a great nation, yea, a nation mighty in battle. 2. And the people ihereof were skilful in the working of wool, and of cotton, and of silk, and moreover cunning artificers in brass and in iron. 3. And the land was as the Garden of Eden for fruitfulness, and the numbers of the people were as the sands upou the sea shore. 4. And they had a king to rule over them, and he was called the Father of the People. 5. And besides the king there was a great council, like unto the council of Babel, and it did rule over the king and the people. 6. And the men of the council did call themselves the chosen of the people. 7. Yet the people chose them not, neither did they care for the people. 8. And they made a spoil of the people, and laid upon them burthens too grievous to be borne. 9. And they listened not to the cry of the needy, neither did the prayer of the wretched find favour in their sight. 10. But they made light of their sufferings, and would not stretch forth the hand to help them. 11. Therefore the people of that country came to the king of the country, and said unto him, “Art not thou our father?" 12." How long wilt thou suffer those men to spoil and to oppress us? Come thou up to our help that we may rid ourselves of them. 13. And the king of the country was wroth because of the oppression of his people, and he rose up hastily, to sweep the evil-doers from the face of the land. 14. And all the people followed him crying out with a loud voice, “God save the king !"
Breakfast in the Reign of Henry VIII-Some centuries since, ale and wine were as regularly a part of a breakfast, in England, as tea and coffee are at present, and even for ladies. The Earl of Northumberland, in the reign of Henry VIII, lived in the following manner :-"On flesh days through the year, breakfast for my lord and lady was a loaf of bread, two manchets, a quart of beer, a quart of wine, half a chine of mutton, or a chine of beef, boiled. On meagre days, a loaf of bread, two manchets, a quart of beer, a quart of wine, a dish of butter, a piece of salt fish, or a diski of buttered eggs. During Lent, a loaf of bread, two manchets, a quart of beer, a quart of wine, two pieces of salt fish, six baconed herrings, four white herrings, or a dish of sproits."
Sociability-The Eddystone Lighthouse is built in the British Channel on a rock, which is totally inaccessible in winter, from the boisterous character of the sea in that season; therefore, for the two keepers employed to keep up the lights, all provisions for the winter were pecessarily carried to them in autumn, as they could never be visited again until the return of the milder season ; and, on the first practicable day in spring, a boat put off to them with fresh supplies. A boatman once met at the door one of the keepers, and accosted him with a How goes it, friend?"-" Very
“ How is your companion ?"_"I do not know." "Don't know! Is not he here?"- I can't “Have
you seen him to day ?". "No." " When did you see him?"--Not since the last fall." “ You have killed him?"- Not I indeed. They were about to lay hold of him as having certainly murdered his companion ; but he desired them to go up stairs and examine for themselves. They went up, and there found the other keeper. They had quarrelled, it seems, soon after being left there, had divided into two parties, assigned the cares below to one and those above to the other, ard had never spoken to por seen one another since.- Jefferson s Menoirs.
Railway Passengers.-This portion of the business pertaining to that great national undertaking, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, has increased to an extent far beyond the most sanguine expectations of the Company. Last week, including the short distances, 20,000 passengers went along the railway, and of those 16,000 passed along the whole distance between Liverpool and Manchester; and this week, from Sunday to yesterday evening, the astonishing number of pearly 36,000 were booked as passengers, including those at each end.-- Manchester Chronicle, June 4th, 1831.
Benevolence.-The Bible Society's income last year was not far short of £100,000. The receipts since its institution exceed seven millions.
Extraordinary Peruvian Relic. There is now exhibiting in Back king-street, a Peruvian relic of an extraordinary nature, being the entire body of a female, who is supposed to have been buried alive seve. ral hundred years ago.
The body was accidentally discovered by a Captain Wood, and one or two other English gentlemen, while exploring the country on horseback, about a hundred miles from Arica.
The apper part of the head was projecting above the surface of the ground, and, on the body being exhumed, it was found to be in a state of the most perfect preservation, although bearing indubitable evidence that it must have been interred at a remote period of time. The body, which is that of a full-grown woman, was placed in an inclined position, and was covered with a coarse kind of cloth or matting, which immediately fell to pieces on being exposed to the air. The arms appear to have been pinioned by means of broad bandages, the impressions of which still remain. The legs were folded over the stomach, and bandaged in the same manner. From the distorted state of the muscles of the hands, wrists, ankles, &c. it is supposed that she must have been one of those numerous victims to a cruel superstition, who, it is well known, were buried alive on the death of the Incas of Peru, in order, as was blindly imagined, that they might be attended in the other world with the same pomp as before death, and by the same attendants. The features are perfect, and convey a distinct idea of what they were when animated. 1 he hair on the head is abundant and finely preserved, being ingeniously plaited over the shoulders. It seems to have been changed into an amber hue, probably by the action of the sun, The eye-brows and eyelashes are perfect, they teeth firm in their places, the finger and toe-nails entire, the skin whole, and the flesh firm and dry. Several curious relics were dug up along with the body. There is no doubt it must have been preserved by the operation of some natural process; and one conjecture is, that the soil in which is was deposited being much impregnated with saltpetre, the body had also become so thoroughly imbued with that mineral, as to be enabled to resist both the ravages of time and the action of the external air.
Dick's Suspension Railway.--The public have lat. terly heard a good deal respecting this new application of the tram road principle; the most truly sur. prising point in the novelty being the velocity at which the inventor proposes to carry light vehicles (such as might be found convenient for the transit of a mail) over his aerial road. This velocity he calcu. lates to be sixty miles an hour, at which rate, communications and two individuals would reach London from Liverpool in three hours, reckoning the distance to be considerably shortened by the straight direction of the road! It may be presumptuous in us to hazard any opinion as to the practicability of this scheme, but we will venture to state our thorough conviction, after a minute investigation of the model, and consideration of the plan, that it is possible, if not to the extent contemplated above, yet to an extent which will exhibit it as fully deserving of being classed with the common railway, as to the swiftness of convey. ance, whilst it has other great advantages over the common road, by not interfering with agricultural and other pursuits (which may be carried on beneath the suspension railway) by the saving in the cost of land, and the decided impossibility of any accident occurring.- Liverpool Chronicle.
To the Labouring Classes... One glass of whiskey per day:, commonly calied, by drinking men their morning," costs (at' three halfpence per glass) two pounds five shillings and sevenpence halspenny yearly! which sum, if laid by, would provide the following clothing, vis ..
£. $. d. Three yards of cloth, for great coat, at 1$. 4d. per yard
0 7 0 Two yards and a quarter of cloth, for coat and waistcoat, at 58. 4d. per yard
0 12 0 Three and a half yards of fustian for trowsers, at Is. per yard
3 6 'Two neck handkerchiefs
0 1 7 One hat
0 5 0 One pair of shoes
0 7 0 Two pairs of stockings
0 3 0 Two shirts
0 6 6
£25 78 Is not this a much better mode of expending the money?
Drunkenness Taught.-The selling of spirits to children has of late become so important a branch of trade in the metropolis, that in some of our splendid and crowded gin shops, glasses for their separate ise are in constant readiness, and "balfpenny and far. things' worth of gin" are regularly applied for by the infant customers.
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A Voice from Wellclose-square. By Joseph Mead, late Secretary to the British and Foreign Seaman's Friend Society.
In one volume, a Series of Tales, describing some of the principal events that have taken place at Paris, Brussells, and Warsaw, during the late Revolutions, with a few other Miscellaneous Pieces. By J. W. N. Bayley, Esq.
A Translation of the New Testament into Hebrew, printed with the Points. Other editions of the same: -Hebrew and English, Hebrew and Greek, Hebrew and German, and Hebrew and French.
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51, for did read could. 2 col.
26, for destruction read dis
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