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40 Intelligence in Literature and the Arts and Sciences. [Feb. 1, and form the fourth volume of his Lec- phens, from original drawings by Chalon, tures.
Cristall, Delamotte, Grainger, Hills, The Rev. Dr. George Cooke, of Lau- Munn, Norris, Prout, Pyne, Sam. Sterencekirk, is engaged upon a llistory of vens, J. and C. Varley, Webster and the Reformation till the Revolution ; il. Wilson. The work will form five lustrating a most interesting Period of monthly numbers, elephant 4to. the first the History of Britain, in 3 octavo vols. of which appeared on the 1st of January.
Mr. John Connell, advocate pro The same publisher has just prepared curator of the church of Scotland, will an edition of the Book of Common speedily publish in two 8vo. volumes, a Prayer, illustrated by twelve engravings Treatise on the Law of Scotland with in the line manner, by Scott, after derespect to Titles and the Stipends of the signs by Burney and Thurston, in a royal Parocbial Clergy,
8vo. volume. The Rev. Sir H. M. WELLwood is Mr. Kirby is preparing for the press printing in one volume 8vo. Discourses the fifth volume of bis Wonderful Muon the Evidences of Christianity, con scum, ubich will surpass all the prenected with some of its practical results. ceding portions of that entertaising
Messrs. CONSTABLE and Co. of Edin- work in the interest of its diversified burgh, have announced for publication contents, as well as in the execution of the Journal of a Tour and Residence in its embellishinents. Great Britain during the years 1810 and
The Rev. Robert TWEDDELL is pre1811. This work, which will consist of paring for the press, Remains of the late two 8vo. volumes, with numerous en J. Tweddell, fell. of Trinity Coll. Camgravings, is the production of a French bridge, to the mysterious loss of whose gentleman, who left his own country M.Ss. the attention of our readers has abore 20 years before he paid a visit to been more than once directed. It will ours, and who bestowed more time and form a 4to, volume, comprizing a selecpains on the survey of which he bere tion of lis Letters, written from various publishes the results, than his country- parts of the continent; a republication men usually allot to such purposes.
of his Prolusiones Juveniles ; an appenThere is scarcely any part of the coun dix containing some account of the autry which he has not visited, and searcely thor's journals, M.SS. collections, drawany of the subjects which these visits ings, &c. and of their extraordinary discould suggest, that he has not discussed appearance, with a brief Biographical with exemplary candour, intelligence, Memoir. We are glad to find that the and originality,
question at issue between the relatives The Rev. Dr. Wm. CRAWFORD, of of Mr. Tweddell avd a noble carl, who Straiton, will speedily publish an 8vo. at the time of his death filled a high volume of Serinons.
diplomatic situation at Constantinople Mr. Ackermann has issued proposals will thus be fairly and fully brought befor publishing by subscription the llis- fore the public. tory of the Colleges of Winchester, Eton, General SARRAZIN has finished a Hisand Westminster, with the Charter tory of the War in Spain and Portugal, House and Free School of Harrow. It from 1807 to 1814, which will speedily will be in the same form as the Histories appear in an 8vo. volume, illustrated of Oxford and Cambridge, brought for- with a map exhibiting the routes of the ward by the same publisher, and be ile armies. lustrated by the artists who have been Mr. Surr lias nearly ready for publiemployed in those worhs. The whole cation a new novel, entitled The Magic will be comprised in from ten to twelve of Wealth, in 3 vols. monthly numbers, comiencing with the Louis BUONAPARTE's novel, Jurie ou 1st of September next, and form one les Hollandaises is reprinting in London volume.
in French. An English translation will Mr. ACKERMANN has likewise circu- appear at the same time. lated proposals for publishing by suli Sir N. W. Wraxall will shortly pubscription a Treatise on Farmhouses and lish Historical Memoirs of his own Time, Cottages, as they relate to the pic- from 1772 to 1784, in two 870. vuturesque. The work will contain 52 lumes. plates, each representing a farm-house In a few days will appear, a New or cotiage in a separate county, so that Cover to the Velvet Cushion. the whole will comprise a rural scene in Messrs. LONGMAN and Co. will pub. every county of England and Wales. lish early in the spring a curious work The plates are etched by Francis Ste under the title of Bibliotheca Anglo
1815.] Intelligence in Literature and the Arts and Sciences. 41 Poetica, or a Descriptive Catalogue of press, the Pilgrim's Progress in verse, a singularly rare and rich Collection of the first part of which may be expected Old English Poetry; illustrated by occa. in about a month. sional extracts and notes, critical and The Twelve Scholars, intended for the biographical. It will be clegantly print- instruction and amusement of young ed in royal 8vo. and ornamented with persons in humble life, will be published capitals, and about 20 portraits finely en in February graved on wood for this express purpose.
Mr. C. LAISNE will publish early in The impression will be limited, and 50 February the following elementary copies only on large paper with proofs works :---1. A Selection of Idioms and of the portraits will be printed.
Phrases peculiar to the French lanMr. J. Jenkins, of the Strand, is pub- guage.—2. A Selection of Idioms and lishing in monthly numbers, a work en Phrases peculiar to the Spanish lartitled the Military Achievements of guage.--3. An introductory Grammar of Great Britain and her Allies ; contain- the Italian Language (in which the rules ing accurate accounts of the Battles of are illustrated by examples both in prose the Allied Powers during the last 14 and poetry, selected from the best auyears. Each number is embellished thors), for the Use of Schools.-4. An with four engravings coloured to imitate Alphabetical List of the Irregularities of the drawings.
Italian Verbs. These works are uniA work by the late BERNARDIN DE ST. form with the rest of the author's comPierre, the well known author of the positions, and with them are inter:ded to “ Studies of Nature,” is expected to form a complete treatise on the Latin, issue from the French press in the course French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese of the present month. It is entitled, languages. Harmonies de la Nature, and is directed The following interesting works are to an illustration of the wisdom and be- nearly ready for publication :neficence of Providence in the works of Private Education, or the Studies of creation, by exemplifying many coinci- Young Ladies, considered, by Elizadences and aptitudes which do not occur BETH APPLETON, late governess in the to ordinary observers. A translation family of the Earl of Leven and Melville, into English from the proof sheets is in Travels in Europe and Africa, by Col. progress, and will be published in this KEATINGE. This work will be illustrated country at the same time as the original. with numerous engravings of antiquities,
The third and fourth volume of the scenery, and costume, from drawings Menoirs of the Margravine of Bareith taken on the spot. are in the press, and will appear early in Memoirs of thirty Years of the Life of 1815.
the late Empress JOSEPHINE, The second and concluding volume of
Memoirs of the French Campaigns in the Travels of Professor LICHTENSTEIN Spain of 1803, 9, and 10, by M. Rocca, in Southern Africa, which is nearly ready Officer of Hussars. for publication, will comprise the con A Supplement to the Memoirs of the tinuation of the journey through the Life, Writings, Discourses, and ProfesKarroo to the Cape Town; a Botanical şional Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Tour to the district of Zwellendam, &c. James Northcote, Esq. 4to. a Journey into the countries of the Mr. ANACREON Moore, we underBosjesmans, the Corans, and the Beet. stand, has nearly ready for publication, junns; an Excursion to the Borders of a Poem, in the composition of which he the Roggeveld; a Journey to Bosjes- has been employed for a considerable veld and Tulbagh, and the return by St. time past. Helena to Europe.
The Copleyan gold medal for 1814 Mr. UPCOTT, of the London Institu- has been presented by the Royal Society tión, has in the press a voluine in 8vo. to James Ivory, Esq. of the Royal Miliof considerable interest to collectors of tary College, Sandhurst, for his various British Topography. It consists of a mathematical communications, published Bibliographical Description of the prin- in the Philosophical Transactions. At cipal works on the Topography of Eny- the meeting of the Society on the 8th land and Wales alphabetically arranged, December, the president, Sir Joseph exhibiting the particulars of each portion Banks, took a luminous and comprehenof Letter Press, together with a list of sive view of the papers laid before the Plates and Pedigrees.
Society by Mr. Ivory, particularly his Dr. J. James, of Bristol, has in the investigation of spberoids. lle then proNEw MONTHLY MAG.-No. 13,
[Feb. 1, ceeded to a history of this abstruse bers of that assembly, Silvestre de Sacy, branch of mathematics. He shewed that has even thought fit to accept the post the principles of the great Newton first of censor, with a salary of 1200 francs. assumed the earth to be a homogeneous
St. Simon's eccentric work De la Refluid, but the theory did not correspond organisation de la Société Européenne, with actual experiment. Maclaurin de- has had a rapid sale, and it is said that monstrated, that a homogeneous Auid in the censors have not yet allowed it to go rotatory motion would always remain to press again. M. de Chateaubriand, globular. He was followed by Simpson, who is appointed ambassador to Stockand their labours were adopted and exs holin, is yet at Paris. His article in the tended by Lagrange in the Berlin Me. Journal des Debats of the 4th October, moirs, and the question is now finally es- gave great pleasure to the court, and it tablished by Mr. Ivory.
is supposed that this distinguished writer
will not leave France. Some of the Parisians have regretted Sir Herbert Croft has published a that the proceedings of the Chamber of pamphlet in the French language at PaPeers, which contains so many distin- ris, intituled, “ Reflexions submitted to guished orators and statesmen, are not
the Wisdom of the Members of the Conregularly and completely published. The gress at Vienna, and to all those for Censeur, a journal in weekly numbers, whose Happiness they are assembled." paid most attention to this subject, The wosk of M. Amoros, which has After the 12th number had appeared, been so strictly prohibited in Spain, and the publication was prohibited by the which must not be confounded with anogovernment. The editors have there ther performance, On the Spanish Traifore found themselves necessitated to tors, is intituled—“Remonstrance of the change the title, and to publish in vo- Spanish Counsellor of State, Don Franlumes of above twenty sheets, " in order cisco Amoros, to his Majesty Don Ferto avoid the censorship." The first vo
dinand VII,” in which he complains of lume of this continuation bas made its the persecution experienced by his wife, appearance under the title of-Observa- Donna Maria de Theran, from Don Va. tions sur diversActes de l'Autorité, et sur lentin Belbis, Count de Villariezo, capdes Matières de Legislation, de Morale, tain-general of New Castile ; together et de Politique, par Messrs. Comte et with an exposition of the conduct of M. Dunoyer, Avocats (S68 pp. 8vo.), and Amoros during the political convulsions
several important pieces ; of bis native country, accompanied with among which
may be remarked, An Ad- fifteen documents. Paris, 1814; 346 pp. dress to his Majesty Louis XVIII. by 8vo. Cobbet, in answer to the question,
According to the French papers, M.de What ought the king on his return to dó Chateaubriand is at present engaged upor not to do?--A Treatise on the ques
on a Sketch of a History of France, the tion, Whether it is lawful to take the fragments of which hitherto communiLife of a Tyrant, in reference to the ele- cated excite universal interest. vation by the king of the family of George
Besides the other branches of instrucCadoual, the accomplice of Pichegru, to tion coltivated in the academy of the the rank of nobility. It contains also University of Paris, the Persian, Arabic, Strictures on the Paris Journals, on the Turkisb, and Armenian languages are Liberty of the Press. &c, and the conti- taught. The king bas recently founded nuation of the transactions of the Cham- two new professorships, the one for the bers of Peers and Deputies. It will soon Chinese, the other for the Sanskrit. The be seen whether the editors will be al- Sanskrit and Chinese types, which lowed to proceed with this very free pub- are now likely to come into use, lication.
were brought from Calcutta for the The king has yet done nothing in re- printing-office of the Propaganda at gard to the nomination of hereditary Rome, and thence removed by the late peers and peers for life: all, therefore, government to Paris. are yet in hopes of obtaining hereditary M. Fleuret, formerly professor to the dignity, if they can acquire the favour of Military School of Paris, asserts, that the king. According to an original re
he has revived the art possessed by the gulation of the Legislative Body, none aucients of preparing an artificial stone of its members could be a placeman : not interior in solidity to the natural this law, however, was afterwards violat- species. For more than thirty years he ed, and so it is at present in the Cham- bus, according to his own account, made ber of Deputics; nay, one of the mem- artificial stone which completely resists
43 all the influences of the weather, wet as able. He was scarcely half a minute in well as cold. He employs it chiefly for rising through the thick fog which for water-pipes, which have been substitut- three weeks had almost incessantly ened in a great part of the departments of veloped the Austrian capital. The view the Rhine for wooden pipes, and have pro- which then opened upon him was truly duced a great saving of timber. Paving- magnificent. The heavens appeared perstones of all colours are also made for fectly serene; the sun and moon vied in foors of shops, &c. The inventor com- brilliancy to exhibit the visible universe municated his art to the public in the in all its splendour. The shroud of rayear 1807, in a work intituled-“ L'Art pours, as far as the eye of the astonished de composer des Pierres factices aussi aëronaut could reach, appeared like a sodures que le Caillou, et Récherches sur lid silver-coloured mass overspreading la Manière de batir des Anciens, &c." the surface of the earth, according as it (2 vols. 4to.)
rose in hills or sunk into vallies. The According to the calculation of M. summits only of the neighbouring and Salgues, there were a few years since remote mountains of Styria and Hunin Paris twelve theatres, and in the then gary towered above this ocean of fog ; territory of France 156, in 129 towns. and the inhabitants of the Kahlenberg The total number of performers in the and Leopoldsberg, which were uncometropolitan theatres amounted to 1,388, vered, were enabled to watch all his moand those belonging to the provincial tions. He purposely prevented the mahouses, reckoning 20 to each, would be chine from rising to any considerable 2,580, or both together 3,962. Estimat- elevation, lest he should experience the ing their families at thrice this number, same inconvenience as Mr. Sadler, jun. there appear to have been near 12,000 did in his ascension on the 1st of August individuals who entirely subsisted by the from the freezing of the valve. The trade of making their fellow.creatures height, therefore, to which he rose was laugh and cry. The stock-pieces of the very moderate; the mercury in the baParis theatres ainaunted at the same rometer fell about four inches. A temcine to 904. When we consider the perature like that of spring, probably ocmuch greater number of thinse pieces casioned by the reflection of the rays of which had failed or grown out of fashion, light from the upper surface of the sea consequently how many dramatic writ- of fog, was so comfortable that the aëroers, booksellers, and printers live by naut took off his gloves, and the mercury making others laugh and cry; lastly, the rose considerably in the thermometer. bost of artisans, tradesmen, restaura- The air was pare and refreshing, and the leurs, publicans, confectioners, hackney- voice very audible. The solemn silence coachmen, and artists of all kinds, we that commonly prevails at great heights shall find that in France upwards of was on this occasion interrupted by the 100,000 persons subsist, according to M. water-mills on the Danube. Thus was Salgoes, by making others laugh and cry. the aëronaut full of transport and admiThis, however, is certainly not the only ration, wafted by a gentle breeze up the or the most important object of the Danube towards the Leopoldsbery. The drama.
sun was already half sunk below the hoM. Melville, of whose curious experi- rizon before Dr. Kraskovitz could resolve ments in the Seine we gave some ac to quit a scene of such wonderful beau. count in a preceding number, is actually ty, which strongly reminded him of a sipreparing a carriage, in which two pero milar spectaele that he had enjoyed at sons may take an aquatic excursion at an early period of life on the Adriatic the bottom of that river next spring. So sea. He opened the valve, and instead much is certa in, that he possesses the of the brilliant scene which he had been art of preparing a kind of air, by means of contemplating, he found himself involved which he can not only breathe in a small as if by magic in utter darkness. The space, but in which, as he'asserts, he feels fog was so dense that he was obliged to souch better than in the ordinary atmos- shut his eyes, and to blow it from before phere. He has recently made fresh ex- him. He alighted without accident on periments before the court at St. Cloud the island of Schwartzlacken, between with the saure success as on preceding the Bisamberg and Leopoldsberg, passoccasions
ed the night at Spitz, and returned the GERMANY.
following day to Vienna. At four o'clock on the 20th of No Leonard Mälzel, a musician and comvember, Dr. Kraskovitz made his sixth poser of Vienna, brother of the celebrated aërial ascension at Vienna. The wea- mechanician John Mälzel, has, with ther was extremely gloomy and unfavour. much study, and after incessant exer
[Feb. 1, tions for six years, invented a new mu At Vienna has appeared a print insical instrument of extraordinary powers scribed Theodore Körner's Grave, which and perfection, to which he has given is a welcome memorial to every friend the name of The Orpheus Harmony. of that youthful poet, patriot, and warThe external figure of the instrument rior, who fell in the grand conflict for is a horizontal chest, five feet square the independence of Germany. Immeand three high. It has five octaves of diately after his interment, on the 28th keys. The tone is produced, without of August 1813, Ernest Welker, the
he least noise, hy the slightest pressure; painter, made a drawing of the oak and it continues audible as long as the finger the spot where his morial remains reremains upon the key, and may be made pose from nature, and has since engraved louder or softer at the pleasure of the it. On the right appears the beginning player. The crescendo inspirits and in- of the encampment of Lützow's jägers, vigorates; the descrescendo,like the voice to which gallant corps he belonged, in of echo, lulls the soul into delicious re the back-ground part of the village of pose. The advantages of the finest hu- Wübbelin, and on the left in the foreman voice; arbitrary duration, the gra- ground, the house in which Körner lay dual rising and sinking of the tone from till his burial. Behind the oak in the an agrecable middling strength to the centre appears another smaller tree, near lowest possible sound, are properties pe- which Count Hardenberg, the poet's culiar to this instrument. It is there- companion in death, was interred. In fore particularly adapted to the perform- the centre of the fore-ground stand two ance of pieces in slow and solemn mea friends of the deceased, one of whom insure ; but compositions in quicker time dicates by the mantle worn in the form can be execuțed upon it, because the of the Roman toga, that he will not surtone is produced instantaneously when vive the loss of his faithful comrade. In the key is touched. The ingenious in- the action on the Görde, which soon folventor has submitted this instrument to lowed, after expending all his ammunithe judgment of the first cognoscenti aud tion, and killing several of the enemy, professors of music in the Austrian can be rushed into the midst of the hostile pital, who have attested its novelty both ranks, exclaiming—“ Körner, I follow in regard to its extraordinary tone, and thee !” Under the print are two lines the noiseless manner in which it is pro- from one of Körner's truly Tyrtæan duced.
pieces, the energy and patriotism of The king of Prussia has ordered a mo which are equalled only by the religious nument to be erected in memory of spirit which pervades them. They conPield Marshal Courbicre, the brave de- tributed not a little to inflame and to fender of Graudenz. The circular pe- maintain the military ardour of the destal, to which there is an ascent of brave corps of volunteers in which he three steps, is formed by twelve large beld the rank of lieutenant, and were enmortars, with the mouths turned inwards. thusiastically sung by his comrades on Twelve eagles placed upon them support various occasions, but always at the the entablature, around which are ranged moment .when they were going to thirty Aaming bombs. Around the battle. base recline, in a pyramidal form, 18 A Bible Society has been formed in stands of colours, which surround a Wirtemberg, under the patronage of the standard crowned with the Prussian king, for the purpose of supplying the eagle and a laurel wreath, the top of wants of the Protestant inbabitants of which is 25 feet above the base of the that country. Such has been its success, monument. About the frieze, between that it is proceeding with the printing of the two coats of armıs of the hero, are an edition of the Bible (both Old and explanatory inscriptions. During the New Testament) of 10,000 copies, and war between France and Prussia in 1806, 2,000 of the New Testament only. The Courbiere, who commapded at Grau- work is nearly half through the press. denz, received from the French a sum The Bavarian government is making mons to surrender, accompanied with great improvements in the Danube. By the observation, - that there was no means of cuts at Dillingen, Laibi, and longer any king of Prussia ;”—“Well," Falheim, aipounting in the whole 10 rejoined Courbiere, “ if there is no lon- 7,300 feet in length, the navigation has ger a king of Prussia, I am king of been facilitated, and the course of the Gradenz, and shall not fail to retain river shortened about six English miles. that dignity as long as I can."-Ile kept The importance of attention to this point his word.
will be obvious when it is known, that it