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Schroeter's Observations on the nezoly-discovered Planets. 185 sion and declination, have been inserted by Mr. Harding in their proper places. The observations themselves, Mr. Schroeter defends against every possible objection, especially against the measurements of Dr. Herschel, which are in strong opposition to them, and finally deduces from them, some general results which in various respects are important and interesting
Ceres, as well as the other two new Planets, were observed by the author chiefly with his 19 foot telescope, only under a magnifying power of 136 and 288 times. The observations go from the 11th January to the 3d April, 1802, and to these some later ones made in December 1804 are added.
Pallas was first observed by the author on the 30th of March 1802, as 2 star of the 7th magnitude, of a dull and cloudy light, but somewhat better circumscribed than Ceres. The first view of Pallas suggested the idea of her being a sister of Ceres, and both seemed twin stars that had a planet for their father and a comet for their mother.
Juno, which Mr. Schroeter here terms Juno Georgica, (in honour of King George III.) was discovered by Mr. Charles Lewis Harding (now Professor of Gottingen, formerly Inspector of the Observatory at Lilienthal, and assistant to Mr. Schroeter ; ) its discovery was not accidental, but the result of observations made expressly for the purpose. When in September 1800, during the stay of Messrs. Von Lach, Von Inde, and Olbers, at Lilienthal, the Astronomical Society of Lilienthal, of which Mr. Schroeter is President, was first established, and each Member had his particu, lar department in the Zodiac assigned him, which he was accurately to in. vestigate, especially with a view to discover such unknown planets as it might still comprize, Mr. Harding had already sketched very accurate celestial charts of his department; while he was completing them, two members of the society, Piazzi and Olbers, the first in 1801, and the second in 1802, had each of them discovered a new planet ; upon which he endeavoured to bring these charts to the greatest possible perfection, particularly for that region in which the orbits of Ceres and of Pallas intersecta each other, and in which it appeared probable to Olbers that other new planets were still to be discovered.
With indefatigable attention, he therefore inserted in his charts even the śmallest stars, and his exertions were rewarded on the 1st of September 1804, by the discovery of Juno.
This planet was observed by Mr. Schroeter on the 6th of September 1804. Its appearance was sensibly different from that of Pallas and of Ceres ; its light was mild and white, its disk circumscribed like those of planets, not resembling that of a comet. On the 9th of September its light was somewhat duller than on the 6th and 7th, yet without a nubecula; and consequently it also indicated an atmospheric change of light, On the 10th of September, its light was again as clear and white as on the 6th and 7th; but three hours later, in the same evening, its light, according to Mr. Harding, was much duller. Mr. Schroeter has also repeatedly oba served similar variations in Juno's light. : The inferences and general observations which the author deduces from his observations, refer partly to the true magnitude of these new planets; and partly to their atmospheric singularities and their relations to the other planets of the system.
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Modern Geography, in three voluines The following Law Books are preparing quarto, will shortly appear. The exten- for publication: sion of this work into three large voluines Reports of the Proceedings in Commithas enabled the author to give to its seve- tees of the House of Commons, upon Cases ral parts a juster proportiou and greater of Controverted Elections, during the preharmony than in the former edition; and sent Parliament, by R. H. Peckwell, Esq. in consequence of the foreigu editious hay- of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister at Law. Vol: ing excited the attention of statesmen as well as men of letters, he has received 30 The Present Practice of the High Court much valuable assistance, that scarcely a of Chancery. country can be named on which new in- An Epitome of the Practice of the formation has not been given, derived froın Corrts of King's Bench and Commons some distinguished native or scientific tra- Pleas. veller. During the author's late residence The Law of Contracts and Agreements, at Paris, he procured many scarce works, as settled by the determinations of the the want of which he had before regretted, 'courts of common law in the action of as and the most recent Spanish materials sumpsits: by S. Comyn, Esq. of the Middle concerning their colonies in North and Temple, Barrister at Law. South America. Hence the account of A Treatise on the Law of Tithes, by W. New Spain, of the three vice-royalties in' F. Boteler, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister South America, of Chili, and the govern- at Law. ment of Caracas, will be found to contain A new work on Conveyancing; to con. much new, authentic, and important in sist of a collection of modern precedents, formation. The description of the United with notes and illustrations, and practiStates has also been greatly improved and cal introduction on the language and enlarged from the most authentic mate. structure of roliveyances; by John Tutrials; and that of the West Indies extend- ner, Esq. of the Middle Temple, Barrister ed, as their importance to this country at Law. required. Five new maps of the various A Treatise on the Law of Ejectment, by subdiy isions of South America are added. John Synıpson Jessopp, Esq. of Lincoln's Mr. Aikin has carefully revised the bota- Inn, Barrister at Law. nical part throughoût.---Dr. Shaw has A new edition of Pott's Poor Laws, conadded zoological remarks at the end of the tinued to the present time. volume, and every exertion has been used A new edition, corrected and enlarged, to render the work as complete as possi- of a Treatise of the Law of Partnership; ble.
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A new edition of Mr. Gwillim's edition Chirurgical Review, The Edinburgh Meof Bacon's Abridgement.
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lume octavo, with a few plates, intended for A new edition of Palmerin.of England, the use of feinale as well as male students corrected from the original Portuguese, hy of that deliglitful science, and divested of . Mr. Southey, is in the press, and will every thing that might be deemed excepshortly be published.
tionable. Mr. Southey has also in the press a The Rev. Richard Lyne, author of the translation of the Chronicle of the Cid, Latin Primer, will publish speedily a new from the Spanish.
wark, entitled, Festuca Grammatica, or Mr. Landseer has nearly ready for pub- Child's First Guide to the Rudiments of lication, his course of Lectures, as deli- Latin Grammar, in four parts. yered before the members of the Royal An Essay on the Functions of Money Institution,
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its support, controversial discussions, every age and couạtry, and graphic imia VOL. III.
tations of the finest specimens of the arts, About Midsummer next Mr. Sotheby ancient and modern, with remarks critical will publish a poem on the subject of Saul, and explanatory. Its model is professed- in eight books: it is in blank verse. ly that of the admired works which are Mr. Henry Sinithers proposes to pubnow publishing in Paris, by Landon, der lish, in a royal octavo volume, a didactic the title of Galerie Historique des Hommes poem, in blank verse, entitled Affection, Célèbres, and Annales du Musée. The seve- with some other poems. ral articles will, consequently, not appear Miss Owenson, author of The Wild in chronological order, but will be so Irish Girl, will shortly publish a volume of printed as to admit of such an arrange- original poety, under the title of The Lay ment. And as it is surmised, from the of an Irish Harp. masterly syle in which the etchings are Mr. Cumberland and Sir James Bland executed, that many gentlemen may be Burgess have, in conjunction, written a disposed to purchase them to illustrate the poem, of which report speaks highly, enwritings of eminent historians, it will be titled The Exodiad, embracing the history printed in quarto and octavo, being the of Moses from the period of his leading general size of such publications.
the Israelites out of Egypt to his death Mr. Janson, an English gentleman, who upon Müant Horeb. The work will appear has lately returned after a residence of shortly. fourteen years from America, has brought An octavo edition of Captain Williamwith him many interestiny materials 10- son's Wild Sports of India is expected wards furnishing a complete survey of the shortly. state of society and manners in the only' The prospectus of a new periodical republic now existing on the face of the work has lately appeared, of which the globė. These materials, the result of ac- first number will be published March 1, tual observation, he is now arranging for entitled the Cabinet, or Monthly Report of the press, and they will speedily appear Polite Literature; including a Review of in one quarto volume, accompanied with Books, and accompanied by a cabinet edia number of' elegant engravings from tion (upon an entirely new plan) of the drawings taken on the spot.
most popular English Plays, with anecThe volume of Poems by Mr. Thomas dotes and annotations, biographical, critiNoble, of Blackheath, will not be much cal, and dramatic, with engravings. longer delayed. He has added a canto to In a few Months the Views of Gloucesthe principal poein (entitled, “ Black- ter Cathedral are expected to be published heath; or, a Morning Walk in the Spring by the Society of Antiquaries. of 1804 ??) since his prospectus announced The Topography of the Lake of Killarhis intended publication. That poem, al- ney, by Mr. Weld, illustrated with exquithough restricted by its title to time and site engravings, is nearly ready. place, embraces a variety of subjects, Mr. S. Woodburne has in a state of foramong which commerce and agriculture wardness a hundred Views of Churches in form prominent features. The five can- the neighbourhood of London, with detos, of which the poem now consists, con- scriptions drawn from the best authorities. tain about two thousand lines in blank The first volume is expected to appear in verse. “A translation of the first book of March. the Argonautica of C. Valerius Flaccus The admirers of the late Dr. Currie, of concludes the volume. The work is print- Liverpool, will be pleased to hear that an ing very elegantly in quarto, and will be engraved portrait of that celebrated man, ornamented with views on and near Black from a miniature picture in the possession heat'. by Mr. William Noble, and engrav- of Mrs. Cairncross, Dr. Currie's sister, ed by Mr. Samuel Noble, (both brothers will be published early in the spring of the of the author), and with wood cuts, as vig- present year. nettes, by Austin. The price of the vo- ** The Rev. Mr. Abbott has a volume of lume, which is publishing by subscription, Sermons in the press. will be 24s. The prospectus forms a A Series of Lectures on the Four last handsome specimen of the type and en- Books of the Pentateuch, designed to shew graving.
the divine original of the Mosaic law, A collection of such English poems as chiefly from its internal evidence, will soon have obtained prizes in the University of be published; they were delivered in the Oxford has been made, and will very spee- Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin, by the dily appear.
Rev. Richard Graves, D. D. Fellow of TriThe Bishop of Dromore will soon pub- nity College, Dublin, M.R.I. A. and Chaplish the edition of Surrey's Poems, which lain to His Excellency the Duke of Bed. has so long been printed, with a Glossary.
ford, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, two vo- King George III. to the Conclusion of lumes octavo.
Peace in the Year 1783, is engaged on The beautiful moral aphorisms of Sir The Political State of the British Empire, Philip Sydney, edited by Miss Porter, are containing a general view of the domestic nearly ready for publication.
and foreign possessions of the Crown, the Mr. John Howard Rice has in the pre's laws, commerce, revenues, offices, and Collectanea Oratorica, or the Academic other establishments, military as well as Orator.
civil, in four volumes. Proposals have been circulated for Mr. Shurlock, of Farnham, intends pub. printing by subscription, in one volume lishing by subscription a volume of Seroctavo, on imperial paper, price to sub- inons and Letters of the late Rev. W. A. scribers fifteen shillings half bound, a com- Gunn. plete set of Est mite Tables. This work Part VII. of the Architectural Antiquiwill consist of three thousand six hundred ties, just published, contains a descriptive tables, each consisting of three parts, account of Malmsbury Abbey Church, viz. 1. Of principal suins; 2. Of propor- Wiltshire; an account of Colchester Castional sums or parts; 3. Of rates per tle, Essex; and some account of a curious dent. The use of these tables may be coin- door way to South Ockendon Church, Esprised under the tivo foilowing hearls of sex: the whole illustrated with seven ens, general description, viz. 1. On any given gravings. With the next part, the author principal sum, tu she w what rate per cent. intends to complete the first volume of this any given or proportional sum or part is; work with a copious index, &c, with eight 2. On any given principal sum, to shew or nine engravings. On the wrapper of what proportional sum or part any given the present part he has given a Nomencla-' rate per cent is. These tables are capa- ture of Ancient Architecture, which is cerble of various useful applications. The tainly a desideratum in this branch of lin work to be paid for on delivery.
terature. Dr. Scott, the orientalist, is preparing a new edition, revised, and translated from the coinplete Arabic MS. copy brought Mr. N. G. Dutief, of Philadelpbia, has over by Mr. Montague, of the Arabian published a work which he entitles, NaNight's Entertainments, with notes illus- ture Displayed in her Mode of teaching trative of the customs and manners of the Language to Man; or, a new and infallicountry. The additional tales, which have ble Method of acquiring a Language in never been translated, are said to be as in- the shortest Time possible, deduced from teresting and excellent as those with which the analysis of the human mind, and conwe are acquainted. The translations froin sequently suited to every capacity : it is this capiivating work which have been adapted to the French language. M. D. published in this country, have been done adopts as a principle, that languages are into English from the version of M. Gal- most readily acquired by the ear, by meland, who, it is well known, trusted to an mory, and practice, or, as is usually illiterate verbal translator, being himself termed, by rote. Several instructors in wholly ignorant of the Arabic language. different parts of the United States now
There is in the press an Account of Dr. teach the French language on Mr. Dufief's Gall's New Theory of Physiognomy, found- principles. ed on the anatomy and physiology of the The Rev. Abel Flint, pastor of a church brain, and the form of the skull.
in Hartford, has translated a volume of A new and improved edition of Mr. Sermons selected from Massillon and Newman's Spanish Dict onary is printing, Bourdaloue: the work also comprizes a and in a state of forwardness.
Spiritual Paraphrase of some of the Capt. Williamson, from whose designs Psalms, in the forın of devout meditations and votes The Wild Sports of India has and prayers: been published, has undertaken a' tour Mr. R. Munro bas published at New through Great Britain, for the purpose of York, a Description of the Genessee Counmaking a complete Agricultural and Sta- try in that State: it notices its situation, tistical Survey of the island, the result of extent, and divisions, soil, minerals, prowhich will be published in a Description actions, lakes and rivers, curiosities, clia of Great Britain, to be printed in numbers, mate, navigation, trade and manufactures, with illustrative plates; the whole to make population, and other interesting informaat least 6 vols. in 8vo.
tion relative to that country: an Appen-: Juhn Adolphus, F. S. A. author of The dix contains a description of the military History of England, from the Accession of lands.