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538 Intelligence in Literature and the Arts and Sciences. [July 1, valuable property and many lives may for them that distinguished honour; to be saved by the adoption of the system which will be prefixed, a Dissertation on here proposed, by means of the com- Ancient Chivalry, its Rise, Progress, De munications which will be thereby estab- cline and Fall, illustrated by many sulished between one vessel and another, perb engravings. The ancient part will and between shipping and the shore. be compiled principally from original

Fragments of several Orations of Ci- MSS. in the British Museum, and the cero, with a Conmentary of Asconius Iinperial Library at Paris. Vedianus, from original MSS. lately dis A Miniature of Popery, faithfully recovered in the Ambrosian Library at duced froin the original Picture; paintMilan, will speedily be published, under .ed by the most eminent Fathers of the the direction of Mr.J. G. Jackson. Church of Rome, will soon appear in

Mr. MACKENZIE has in considerable octavo. forwardness Speculations on various BARON DE BERENGER is preparing for Subjects, consisting of a Series of Lite- the press, Tacts Unveiled, a Narrative, rary, Moral, and Religious Essays. disproving Lord Cochrane's Affidavits,

The Rey. w. Coxe is preparing for minutely detailing every stage of the the press Memoirs of John Duke of author's intercourse with the Cochrane Marlborough, chiefly drawn from his Family, exposing the seductive arts private correspondence and family do- which since have made him their victim, duments preserved at Blenheim, as well and most incontrovertibly proving that as from authentic materials never before Lord Cochrane was previously acquaintpublished, in two 4to. volumes, with por- ed with, and deeply interested in the traits, maps, and plans,

events of the 21st of February, 1814. Dr. Reade, of Cork, will soon pub A volume, under the title of Edinlish Optical Outlines of a new Theory of burgh Fugitive Pieces, with Letters couVision, Light and Colour, with Experi- taining a Comparative View of the ments on Radiant Caloric.

Mode of Living, Arts, Commerce, LiteMr. Wadd is engaged in a work on rature, Manners, &c. of Edinburgh at the Diseases of the Urinary Organs, different periods, by the late Mr. Wu. illustrated by engravings from his own Creech, is nearly ready for publication. drawings.

It will comprehend an Account of his Dr. John CLARKE has nearly ready Life, for publication the first part of Com A new musical work is in the press, mentaries on some of the most important to be entitled the Pianoforte Pocket Diseases of Children, containing Obser- Companion, intended to present a po-vations on the Mortality of Children, pular view of the science and practice on Diet, Dentition, Convulsive Affec- of Music, on a principle hitherto untions, Inflammation of the Brain, Hy- applied. drocephalus internus, and Epilepsy. Captain Toomas Ashe hasannounced

Dr. MILLER, editor of the fourth edi- a new school-book, under the title of tion of the Encyclopædia Britannica, Selecta Colloquia. has announced his intention of com Mr. J. BLACK is preparing a translamencing a new Dictionary of Arts, tion from the German of Schlegel's DraSciences, &c. under the title of Encyclo. matic Lectures, in two 8vo. volumes. pædia Edinensis.

A Northern Islander has in the press Mr. WM. Pitt, late of Pendeford, is Zetland, a Poem, descriptive of the most preparing for the press a Topographical interesting scenes in the Zetland isles, History of Staffordshire, to be comprised the earlier period of their history, and in one large 8vo. volume.

the character of the natives; with other Preparing for the press, and in a few pieces on subjects peculiar to that remonths will be published, in two vols. gion. 4to. the History of the most Ancient and The Philanthropist, a novel in three Honourable Military Order of the Bath, volumes, from the pen of Miss WEEKS, its Statutes, Patents, Laws, and Regu- is nearly ready for publication. lations, from its first institution (a pe Mr. HAZLEWOOD is superintending the riod anterior by several centuries to its printing, of a Collection of Critical supposed crcation by Henry IV.) to the Tracts on English Poetry; by Gaspresent time, with correct Lists of all coigne, Webbe, Harington, Campion, ihe Knights created during the last 400 and others. years, accompanied with anecdotes of A pew edition of STRYPE's Ecclesiastiche talents and services which obtained cal, Historical, and Civil Memorials, is

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1815.) Intelligence in Literature and the Arts and Sciences. 539 nearly ready, in 7 vols. 8vo. and 4to, with trade and finance, in a Letter adwith the pages of the folio edition pre- dressed to Lord Liverpool. served in the margins. It will be fol. The Rev. W. L. Bowles will speedily lowed by a new edition of his Annals of publish an Essay on the Original Sources the Reformation.

of Error, which have led to the perverMessrs. Baber and KÖNIG, of the sion of the pure word and plain sense of British Museum, have recently re the Bible, from the earliest period of the turned to this country from Munich, Christian Era to the present time. where they have purchased for that na Mr. S. LYON, Hebrew Teacher, has tional institution the celebrated library sent to press his Hebrew Grammar and and collection of Baron Moll; the for- Lexicon. They will be comprised in mer consisting of 29,000 voluines, on four volumes, of which the Grammar various subjects, particularly Natural will complete the first, and be published I listory; the latter containing, among in the ensuing summer. other valuable specimens, a very com The increasing attention paid to the plete series of specimens of all the Ger- language and literature of Germany has man rocks.

induced Mr. Boute, of York-street, Co. Mr. Blaine is preparing for the press vent Garden, to establish a German Cira a new edition, entirely remodelled, with culating Library, the first of the kind, numerous alterations and additions, of we believe, in this country. A subthe Outlines of the Veterinary Art, or scriber of two guineas per annum is enthe Principles of Medicine, as applied titled to two books at a time, to be to a Knowledge of the Structure, Func- changed at pleasure. Besides a general tions, and Economy of the Horse; also assortment of works in the various classes a more scientific manner of Treating his of the belles lettres, several of the most various Diseases; in one thick volume, respectable German periodical journals 8vo.

are regularly received for this library, Mr. Harris and Mr. Wm. Savage, and sent round to the subscribers accordwill shortly publish, in a small octavo ing to priority. volume, a Familiar History of England; At a General Mecting of the Subjotended for the use of schools; divided scribers to the WALSALL LIBRARY, held into Instructions and Lessons, and con at the Guildhall, on Monday, 12th June, structed upon an entirely new plan. Each it was inanimously resolved to discon-. reign, subsequently to the Conquest, will tinue taking in the Old Monthly Magabe decorated with a neatly engraved zine, it being considered a work of dönportrait of the sovereign.

gerous tendency, and deserving the ereMír. ROBERTSON Buchanan, civil en- rcation of every true Patriot. * gineer, has in the press a Treatise on Locomotive Machinery, in which he the above notice at the request of a corre

* We have thought it our duty to insert purposes to give a History and Dccrip- spondent, notwithstanding the receipt of an tion of Machinery for Propelling Vessels, admonitory letter from A Well Wisher, cenespecially Steam Boats, and also Steam suring the remarks which have occasionally Carriages. To be illustrated by plates appeared in our pages on the work in ques: of Flaps, Elevations, and Sections of tion and its conductor. The editor of the Steam Boats.

New Monthly Magazine, for his own part, Messrs. A. J. VALPY and E. H. BAR- cannot subscribe to the axiom" that the KER are preparing for press a new and public and private characters of men have improved edition of Stephens's Greek no connexion with each other." He does Thesaurus, to be published in parts, the not hesitate to express his thorough confirst of which will appear in the ensuing viction, that he who in private life displays a suinmer. The subscription will soon be brave disregard of moral principle,cannot help closed, and no more copies will be print- carrying the same feeling into public con ed than are subscribed for. A list of cerns. Will any be so hardy as to maintain the materials for the improvement of the that the man who squanders his own for-, new edition may be seen in the 19th and tune among sharpers, parasites and prosti20th Numbers of the Classical Journal.

tutes, is fit to be the steward of the public, On the 1st of July will be published, his wife's charms to the highest bidder, will ·

purse ; or that he who scruples, not to sell. Reflections on the progressive Decline bea whit more jealous of the national hoof the British Empire, arising out of cal- nour?-Without, however, wishing to enter, culations and comparisons made from farther into this subject, he will just observe, the Returns to Parliament by the that while the faction to which the proCommissioners of Customs and Excise, prietor of the Old Monthly Magazine and other public documents connected belongs are diffusing their venom through

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Cassini's Map of France.

[July 1, The following return af the quantity dragging; but as the apparatus was not of ståmps issued to the principal newse quite completed, Mr. Richards was repapers of Dublin within the same period, quested to finish it, and exhibit a model and during a time of peace, will afford at the general annual meeting of the sasome idea of their relative circulation : ciety in July. Freeman's Journal , Morning. . 352,000

FRANCE. Saunders's News Letter . do. 307,000 It was recently stated by Mr. Robert Carrick's Morning Post do. 104,750 Ward, in the British House of ComCorrespondent Evening. 547,500 mons, that the plates to Cassini's map Dublin Evening Post, do. 337,500 of France were destroyed by Buonaparte Patriot

170,500 previously to the late invasion of that A comparative experiment has been

country, lest they should fall into the made at Dublin with two mail coaches, hands of the Allies. Many of our reaone of which was constructed upon the ders may not be aware that this map principle recommended by Mr. Edge was perhaps the grandest undertaking worth, of carrying the baggage under of the kind ever attempted. It conneath the coach, and having the outside sisted of 183 sheets, corering together passengers accommodated behind. The an area of 785 Paris square feet, each other was of the common construction. sheet being 2 feet 8 inches in length and This trial demonstrated that the former. 1 foot 7 inches in height. The standard had not only the advantage of being free is 3 Paris incles 2 lines, for each geofrom the danger of upsetting, but it car

graphical mile. This prodigious work ried four passengers more than the latter. required 113 years for its completion, An exact statement of these experiments that is, from 1983 to 1796. In 1683 will be laid before the public in a report Jobo Dominic Cassini measured the of the Committee of the Dublin Society. southern part of the meridian of Paris At a late meeting of the Committee

as far as below Bourges, and continued of the Wiltshire Agricultural Society, this operation in the years 1700 and held at Lavington, the Rev. W. Richards, 1701, in association with his son James, of Chiverell, exhibited an apparatus, as far as the Canigou. In 1718, the latwhich he has invented for the purpose ter measured the northern part of the of impeding the force of carriages going meridian, from Montdidier to Dunkirk. down hill, without stopping either wheel. In 1739, Cæsar Francis Cassini de Thury The objects of this invention are, the ob- again measured the same meridian lonviation of the sufferings of the horse, the gitudinally from north to south, and alpreservation of the roads, and the pre- terwards described by means of a chain vention of the great strain on the wheel of nearly 2000 triangles, extending over and carriage in the present mode of the surface of France, the necessary every possible channel; while no character, and upon the meridian. This series of

parallel and perpendicular lines, with public or private, is sacred enough to escape triangles forms the net to the great map their savage tomahawks, the momenta writer of France, the outline of which was subanimated by a love of truth and of his coun. ury, attempts to unmask their motives and mitted by him to the government, which expose their fallacies, he is sure to be met signified its approbation in 1730, and with the objection urged in our case by a for some years gave its active support Well Wisher. How admirably the indivi- to the enterprize. Thus this map reduals composing that faction themselves ad- quired the preliminary labour of half a here to the doctrine advanced in their be- century before the actual drawing for it half, is demonstrated by the following wan- could be commenced. In 1756 the ex. ton and diabolical attack on that exalted and penses nttendant on the war obliged the revered personage, whose afflicting situation government to withhold its farther eswould alone suffice to stifle every sentiment sistance; and but for the perseverance of hostility in a bosom possessing one spark of Cassini, all the pains and expense die of manly feeling:" It has been remarked- that George III. would have been thrown away. Cassimi

therto bestowed upon the undertaking was-the first monarch in whose reign a tax

devised the plan of forming a compaay was ever laid on the light of Heaven; and of 50 share-holders, whom he partly pre passed, was affected with bad eyes, till total vailed: upon to embark in it, by repre ilindness shut him out from the light which sentations of the credit which they would he denied to others."

derive from enriching their country with This is a literal transcript from the Staf. so splendid and useful a work, and partly fordshire Mercury of April 1, 1815. found among his most intimate friends Hic niger est, hunc tu Britanne, caveto.

and relations. Each of these share

1815.] Foreign Intelligencem Denmark-Germany.

541 holders contributed '2,400 livres, for now make it by means of their hands or which they never received any interest. teet. Of this invention a horse is the After the decease of Cæsar Francis Case impelling agent; he is blinded and kept sini, in 1784, his son, John Dominic, was in one position; without moving backappointed one of the Directors of the ward or forward, he creads upon an horiundertaking, and in 1790 made a reportzontal plane, which is casily actuated, to the share-holders of the then state of ånd as he moves bis less the horizontal the concern. Out of the 180 sectious piece slides back, and sets the machine (hy right 183, but upon three of them in inotion. Although he stands still, the there is very little of France) 165 were

effect

the same as if he moved forpublished, 11 of the other 15 were ready ward. The Danish Royal Society has for press. On the 21st of September, pronounced this machine extreinely well 1793, a decree was issued by the Nà- adapted to its purpose. tional Convention, that this map of A Bible Society, connected with that France, upon which Cassini's ancestors of London, was established in May, 1814, had laboured 110 years, and the sums at the instance of Bishop Munter. It is for the prosecution of which had been exactly a century since Danish benevos for 37 years advanced by a private com- lence exerted itself most beneficially in pany, should within 24 hours become providing Germany with Bibles at the national property. The plates were first lowest possible price: for at that time deposited in the Dépot de la Guerre, and Charles, Prince of Denmark, transmitted afterwards in the Dépot du Cadastre a donation of 1270 ducats to Baron Can(consequently transferred from the war stein, with a view to its forming an en department to that of the interior); and dowment for the institution established in vain did M. Capitaine, one of the di- at Halle, to print the Bible with imrectors of the work, endeavour for the moveable types. In 1714 also, the Colnext seven years to obtain their restitu- lege of Missionaries at Copenhagen was tion. At length, upon his urgent soli- founded; its labours were not confined citation, the Committee of Public Welc to the conversion of Pagans, but em. fare came to a resolution, by which, after braced at the same time the supply of the calculating the sums advanced, and the Danish States with cheap Bibles. From value of the property, the indemnifica- 1716 to 1722, its press yielded no less tion for each-share-holder was fixed at than 22,580 copies of the New Testa9060 livres, amounting for all the 50 to ment, and 13,784 copies of the whole 453,000 livres. Thus for this sum the Bible. nation obtained possession of a work The first book, printed in Denmark, wbich bad cost the labour of 50 years, was Mag. C. Petersen's Danish Chronia exclusively of the preliminary operations, cle, in rhyme, which was from the press and an expense of more than 770,000 of G. von Dehmen, anno 1495. livres.

Behrman, of Roeskilde, having been,

allowed access to all the Royal Archives, Mr. Nathan, sen. a wealthy inhabi- and especially those of a secret nature, tant of Copenhagen, has undertaken the proposes to publish a “ History of Chris-, execution of a Holberg Gallery, on the tian the Second," which will be the first plan of the Shakspeare Gallery by Boy- correct biography of this calumniated dell. Two subjects for the pencil will sovereign. be selected from each of the coinedies of that favourite Danish dramatic author, Professor Rosenmuller, of Leipzic, bas and are to be engraved by the first artists' announced, that he receives subscripin the Danish capital. Lorensen, profes- tions for a new edition of tlie Koran, sor of painting, and Eckersberg, an artist as well as an Elementary Treatise of the of eminence, have already finished se Tartarian Language, which are to be veral of these pictures, which have been printed in the university press of Kasan, exhibited at the Academy of Painting, The nephew of the celebrated Wieand Professor Clemans is proceedingland has signified his intention of puba, with the engraving of them. The choice listing this year a collection of' his of the scenes has been committed to uncle's letters to some of the most disSchwartz, the actor.

tinguished characters and literati of bis Counsellor Marstrand has discovered time, as well as his epistolary corresa new Kneading Machine, by which the pondence, of a confidential nature and dough may be inade in a much cleanlier late date, with a German princess, on the and more perfect manner than the bakers' subject of the most important events and New MONTHLY MAG-No. 18.

VOL. III. 4B

DENMARK

GERMANY.

542 Foreign Intelligence-Hungary-Russia-Sweden. [July 1, most celebrated personages of modern they yield, at 600,000 rubles of gold, times. This collection will take in nearly 1,300,000 rubles of silver, 400,000 rubles the whole space of Wieland's literary of tin, 3,700,000 rubles of copper, and 'career, beginning with the year 1763 and 14,400,000 rubles of iron. The perending in 1812. It will include few nicious extent to which the consumpletters which have been before in print. tion of brandy is carried, may be esti

The Emperor of Austria has, by a re- maled from the following data : there cent decree, offered a premium of two are produced in thirty-nine provinces thousand forins to any person who sball of the Russian empire, inclusive of discover and cominunicate to his cbam- the crown distilleries, 18,710,313 wedro berlain, within the space of two years, of brandy, or nearly sixty millions of (dated from April, 1814), the art of gallons ! As every wędro of brandy remaking perfectly white glass (particu- quires 9 poods of corn, it follows that to larly of the sort used for mirrors) from produce the above quantity 33,678,563 glauber salts or soda, without the addi- poods, or 2,694,284 quarters of corn will tion of potash, in such a manner, that be consumed. the expense of making it shall be less Ad aërolite or meteoric stone was than its present manufacture with pot- found on the 26th March, 1814, in the ash.

government of Charkow in the Ukraine, HUNGARY.

which weighed about fifty pounds, and Frantz Schams, an apothecary at Pen was sent to the university of that place. terwardin, has discovered that the root The weather varied extremely soon after, of the Nymphæa Alba, which grows in great heat being succeeded by extreme large quantities in stagnant waters, is cold. As late in the year as towards the an efficacious substitute for gall-nuts, blossoming season, the snow fell in such Campeachy woud, and other black dyes. quantities, that it lay above half a yard It also affords a permanent and very in height, and the farmer as well as the reasonable species of ink.

gardener gave up all his hopes in' desRUSSIA.

pair; but eventually, neither the seed The extent of the Russian dominions, nor the plants appeared to have received at the death of Iwan Wassiljewitsch, in the least injury. 1505, was 30,566 square miles; its pre By special command of the Emperor, sent conipass, exclusive of the protec- the Bible Society of Petersburg is in futorate of Caucasus, Russian America, ture to be called the Russian Bible Son and the principalities of Moldavia and ciety, and the distinct branches of it are Wallachia, is 340,892 square miles; so to be named after the circles or gorenthat, in an interval of rather more than ments in which they are established. three centuries, it has extended itselfin the

SWEDEN. proportion of more than ten to one. Its Sjoborg, professor of history at the present population, agreeably to a recent university of Lund, has received leave of census, amounts to 42,265,000 of both absence for two years, which he is to sexes, and the proportion of births to employ in exploring the whole kingdom, deaths averages about I to 40; the ex in search of whatever monuments of ancess of the former was in the year 1805, tiquity are still in existence, and with a 568,469—in. 1806, 500,662-in 1807, view to provide for their future preser. 468,508- and in 1808, 462,478 persons. vation. “By a circular of the 20th of The following is the population of the April, his Majesty bas enjoined the chief cities : Moscow (before its con- bishops and clergy, throughout his domiflagration) 420,000 inbabitants; Peterse, nions, to afford every possible assistance burg, 271,137 ; Kiew, 40,000; Cron. to the professor, and put him in possese stadi, 40,000; Riga, 30,000; Astrachan, sion of all the information they can com30,000; Orenburg, 21,000; Cherson, municate on the subjects connected with 22,000; Wilna, 20,000; Tiflis, 20,000; his researches. Kasan, 18,626. The establishment of The number of students at the Unithe Russian Court consists of 3,750 offi- versity of Upsala, at the end of the cers and servants, whose yearly pay Spring Term of 1814, amounted to 1109. amounts to 3,228,497 rubles. The pro- Of these 269 studied theology, 159 jarisduce of the imperial mines yield a hand- prudence, 193 medicine, 507 philosophy, some revenue: Sjablowsky computes and 251 were engaged in general purthe yearly value of the pure metal, which suits.

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