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to be much later than was expected, no the College. But for this, as well as deformitio

in the time of acting their other interesting matter, our limits parts appeared in their faces. P. 124. make it necessary to refer to the work

It is said, in 1625, the number of itself. e students, many years, exceeded sixteen score, or 320.

Strict examinations appear to have II. The Grave, a Poem; by Robert been made at the close of every ses- Blair : Illustrated by Twelve Ension, and a curious custom, called cir- gravings, from Original Designs, by tulation, carly prevailed. Of this, the William Blake; engraved by Schiafollowing account is given :

vonetti. 4to. 21. 12s. boards. The Priscipal, knowing that every one hath reported testimonies of all due. ALTHO this work, strictly speak ties, he taketh report of the 5 Regents

ing, belongs rather to the fine of every ones carriage and abilitie in arts, than to literature, yet as it is emparticular, and according to their desera ployed to illustrate one of the most viags, enrolleth their names, being dis admired of our Scottish poems, and, tinguished in certain ranks accordingly from its peculiar nature, has drawn a as they are judged of more or lesse considerablc share of interest, we worth; some being exortes before all think a short notice cannot be judged the circles; some in the first circle; superfluous. We do not recollect to some annexed thereto; some in the se. cond circle; the remainder in a line,

have any where seen so much genius whose names are thought fittest to be united with so much eccentricity, spared in publick calling upon them. The author shews throughout a turn The primitive custom was, that imme- of mind altogether his own. A sodiarely before the act of graduation in lemn and mystic character, a habit of the public assembly of the University, mind continually dwelling upon the the candidates were, by publick name: abodes of death and the invisible ing of them, called in according to these distinct ranks, to an eminent place be world, an intimate familiarity with fore the Principal, from whom they re

those ideas, which, to common minds, ceived the degree by solemne ceremonie. appear the most distant and visionary, Diverse of good note, thereafter, being appear to fit him peculiarly for the sindissatisfied with $9, public notice of their gular task he has hereundertaken ; and childrens weakness, procured the laying have enabled him to produce a work, aside of the circulation, from the year altogether unique, and possessing high 1631 to the year 1643, at which time it was revived in part, the candidates be

claims to admiration. The strength ing called in according to the ranks a:

of the expression, and the lively rebove named, the night before the so- presentation of the different attitudes,

lemne disputation, in the higher hall, have perhaps seldom been equalled. · only in presence of the Town Council, The accuracy of the design, the faith

the Ministers and Maisters of the Col. ful representation of the different parts ledge. The public disputation woat to of the human form, according to the be acted in the kirk called the Trinity various postures in which they are Colledge. Thereafter in the Grayfriars ; and of late, since the 1633 year of God, placed, are also, we understand, highin the lower great hall of the Colledge; ly admired by çonnoisseurs. The and anno 1655, in the Lady Yester's subject is awful, yet attractive; it is Kirk, and always since either in the one in which all must, feel a deep in. grea: fall or in the said kirk. P. 60. terest; and though man be a being

A pretty long biographical notice naturally so bent on pleasure, there is given of Mr Rollock, the first Prin- is yet a region of mystic gloom, thro? cipal, and shorter notices of several which, in other moments he delights other eminent persons belonging to to expatiate.


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There is just one circumstance, no artist, or man of taste, without ex: which runs through many of these treme interest. We are glad to see pieces, and which we cannot quite go that the list of subscribers is numerous along with ; this is the representation and respectable, tho we observe with of the soul in a bodily form. Such mortification that of these, Edinburgh an idea we think is greatly too bold; has furnished a very small proportion nor is there any thing in the manner indeed. which can atone for the defect in the original conception. We could conceive that by representing only those New Works published in Edinburgh. parts of the body in which the soul speaks, as it were, and by giving to M

Emoirs of Robert Cary, Earl of these a certain degree of faintness and Monmouth, written by himself. exility, something

might be produced, Published from an original MS. in the approaching to our idea of an incor- custody of the Earl of Corke and poreal substance. But nothing can Orrery. To which are added Freg. be more remote from such an idea, menta Regalia ; being a History of than the round, entire, and thriving Queen Elizabeth's favourites. By Sir figures, by which it is here represent- Robert Naunton. With explanatory ed. It would even have been toler- Annotations. 8vo. 10s. 6d. royal able had the soul been introduced paper ll. 5s. by itself, without its bodily compa- The Plough - Wright's Assistant: nion, for this the mind might have or a Practical Treatise on various imconceived by a single effort ; instead plements employed in Agriculture. of which they are invariably introdu- Illustrated by Sixteen Engravings. ced together; and the body being By Andrew Gray, Author of the Exgenerally worn down by disease, the perienced Millwright. 8vo. 16s. soul exhibits often a much more bulky Cases of Diabetes, Consumption, and corpulent appearance.

&c. With Observations on the HisThe following are those which ap. tory and Treatment of Disease in pear to us peculiarly striking and general. By Robert Watt, Member beautiful : “ The meeting of a fami- of the Faculty of Physicians, and Surly in heaven—the death of the strong geons, Glasgow. 8vo. wicked man--the descent of man in- Practical and descriptive Essays on to the vale of death--the soul explo- the Art of Weaving. By John Dunring the recesses of the grave the can, Inventor of the Patent Tambou death of the good old man." The Machinery; Part II, illustrated by «c day of judgment” displays great seven elegant engravings. 8vo. powers, but the multitude and variety A Treatise on Scrofula. By James of figures on so small a space produce Russel, Fellow of the Royal College a degree of confusion. The “ re- of Surgeons, and Professor of Clinical union of the soul and body;" and Surgery in the University of Edin" the soul hovering over the body re- burgh. 8vo. 5s. luctantly parting with life," do not, A Sermon preached in the Episcofor a reason above illustrated, please pal Chapel, Cowgate, November 16, in proportion to the genius displayed 1806, the day after the funeral of in them. There are also-Christ de- Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, Bart scending into the Grave— The Coun. By Archibald Alison L.L.B.F.R.S. sellor, King, Warrior, Mother, and 8vo. Is. 4to. 2s. 6d. Child, in the tomb, and death's door. The History of the University of

Upon the whole, we think this á Edinburgh, from 1580 to 1646. By svork which can be contemplated by Thomas Craufurd, A.M. Professor of


Mathematics in the College of Edin- of the Russian empire. Altogether, the burgh in the year 1646. 8vo. 7s. 6d.

work will form the best modern account of Russia that has been published, and the most interesting and elegant book of travels that has appeared for se

veral years. Scottish Literary Intelligence. The Board of Agriculture proceed in TH

'HE important memoirs of Sir their grand design of completing the

Ralph Sadler will appear in a few County Reports, a work which will bedays.

speak the magnificent character of the

present age. Thirty counties are now Sir John Carr's Tour in Scotland, published, and less than as many more is announced for publication in No- will perfect our knowledge of the whole vember.

island. Berkshire, Leicestershire, Ox+ Mr John Roberton, Surgeon, has fordshire, and Derbyshire, are all in the in the press a Treatise on Medical press, and will appear before Christmas.

We are happy to say that the encouPolice, and on Diet, Regimen, &c.

ragement of the public keeps pace with Mr John Murdoch, the early in the importance of the work, and the enstructor of Burns, has nearly complet- tire series are now to be found in every ed a work which he intends to publish public and private library. But what by subscription, to be entitled, the is of more consequence to the agriculDictionary of Distinctions, which is tural interests of ihe empire, the intel. to consist of three alphabets

, contain- ligent land owners and practical tarmers

are every where emulous to possess one ing, 1. Words the same in sound, but

or more of these volumes; and country of different spelling and signification ; gentlemen in general are possessed of with which are classed, such as bave the entire series. any similarity of sound. 2. Words The Chevalier de Boisgelio, author of that vary in pronunciation and mean. the History of Malta, will speedily ing, as accentuated or connected, publish, in a quarto volume, embellished 3. The changes in sound and sense pro- North of Europe, or a Journal of a

with thirteen views, Travels in the duced by the addition of the letter l.. Voyage down the Elbe from Dresden The shades of difference being point- to Hamburgh, and Travels through ed out and noted as in Mr Walker's Denmark and Sweden. dictionary. The utility of such a A Novel, entitled Faulconbridge, or work, in preventing errors in speak- a Devonshire Story, is in the press, ing and writing, is sufficiently evident. from the pen of Mrs Hanway, to whom Mrs Grant, author of Letters from the world is indebted for Elinor and

Andrew Stuart. Mrs Hanway, brings the Mountains, is preparing for the her knowledge of society and her hupress, Memoirs of Mrs Cuyler.

mourous severity in the proper period

rescue satire from the obloquy which the writers of personal scandal

have brought upon it. Literary Intelligence, Englisy and A periodical republication is announFOREIGN.

ced, of that highly curious work the

Harleian Miscellary; which it will be IT is well known that Mr. Robert recollected consists of a collection of

Kerr Porter, respected by the pub scarce, curiou,and entertaining par phlic for his superior genius as an histori lets and tracts, as well in manuscript as cal painter, went to Russia a few years in print, found in the library of the first ago with the best introductions. The Earl of Oxford, interspersed wihrtes, war compelled him to return, and he historical, political, and criticat. has brought to England a collection of A new edition is in the pass of drawings represeming the costusenta Quarles's Meditations,cp led Juupament manners of Russia and Sweden, krd a and Mercy for afflicted Souls. I will Journal of bis Travels into remote parts be a reprint of the first edition of 1646, Nov. 1809.



with the errors of the press corrected. Burney: and an Etymological work, The introductory part will contain a by the Rev. Walter Whiter, late fellow Life of Quarles, by his widow Ursula ; of Clare Hall, The University has testimonies of his character and talents, purchased of the son of Hoogeven the with specimens of his poetry and prose. following work, which, though printed, The whole will form a handsome crown is not yet published : “ Henrici Hoogeoctavo volume ; to which will be aflix- ven Opus Posthumum, exhibens Dic ed a beautiful engraving of the author's tionarium analogicum Lingua Græcæ, head, from the original by Marshal. cum Auctoris Vita ab ipso conscripta ;

The Rev. Stephen Weston has near- to which is subjvined, Philippi Cartieri ly prepared for publication the Morn. Gazophyacium Græcorum, seu Metho. ing and Evening Lessons, appointed for dus Admirabilis ad insignem brevi comall the Sundays throughout the year for parandam Verborum Copiam, cum AucChristmas and Good Friday; the whole fario Frid. Ludov. Abresch." Hoogevea illustrated by Commentaries and short was the author of the well - krown notes, with an Index, in which what, work, entitled, Doctrina Particulaim ever may stop a learned or unlearned Lingua Grace. It is also understood reader, is explained. To each of the that Dr Clarke, late fellow of Jesus books of the Old and New Testament, college, who has already favoured the an historical introduction is prefixed, public with an account of the colossal and analytical contents to the chapters, statue of Ceres, has in the press a des-The work intended as a Companion cription of the other marbles, which he to the Common Prayer. book of the brought into this country, together with church of England, will be neatly print, his travels. The plan of printing by ed in a size adapted to the pocket. stereotype plates was adopted by this

The following books were published University as early as 1805, Many beauat Cambridge in 1807 and 18.28.-Eu- tiful editions of Bibles and Prayerripides Troades, corrected partly from books bave accordingly been published, manuscripts, and partly by conjectural in English and Welch, the plates both criticism, by Mr Burges, of Trinity having been cast in a foundry erected college; a third volume of a System of by the University for the purpose. Astronomy, by Mr Vince, Plumian pro. The Editor of Letters of a General fessor of astronomyand experimental phi. Oficer to his Son, on entering the Arlosophy; the fifth edition of an Analysis my, published under the title of the of the Greek Metres, by Dr Seale': a Military Mentor, is preparing for publiConfutation of Atheism, from the Law's cation three volumes of Essays on the and Constitution of the Heavenly Bodies, Art of War, and on Modern Military by Professor Vince : a splendid volume Tactics, of Travels in Magna Græcia, with en.' Dr Carey is preparing to publish, for gravings, by Mr Wilkins, relating prin- the use of his private pupils, and of cipally to architecture: a translation schools, a Familiar English Grammar, into blank verse of Lycophron's Cas. intended as an easy introduction to the sandra, by the late Lord Royston : a more difficult grammars, and calculated Treatise on an Error in Euclid, by Mr to facilitate the business of English proSax, of Trinity.college : besides a few sudy and versification, prize-essays and single sermons. There A new edition, with additions, of the are several learned works, classical, e- Dialogues on Chemistry, by the Rev. tymological, and mathematical, now in J. Joyce, is neatly ready for publica. the press; some in great forwardness. tion. The following wall be published early Mr Alexander Walker, lecturer on in the winter: A Descriptive Cata- physiology, &c. has issued a prospectus logue of the Oriental Library of the late of a new quarterly work, to be called Tippoo Sultan, of Mysore, with an Ap- the Archives of Universal Science. of pendix, containing specimens of the Mr Walker's qualifications there can be most interesting works, by Major Stew- no doubt. The grand object of bis art, Persian professor at the East India work will be, by giving in detail all college, Hertford : the Choruses of Es. those subjects which other journals enchylus's Plays, intended to be explana- brace, and by involving also all those tory of the Greek Metres, by Dr Charles other subjects of science which they do


not embrace ; to exhibit, either in va method of printing copperplate engrav. luable original communications, or in ings, in a permanent manner on stuffs, critical analyses of every work, contain: 1200 francs. For the manufacture of ing new and important observations, the cinnabar, 1200 francs.For the encou. progress which all the sciences and aftsragement of stroke engraving, 2000 are every day making throughout the francs.-For the manufacture of utensils world; and further, also, by assigning, of metal, covered with a cheap enamel, 10 cach discovery, its place in a natural 1000 francs. For the sizing of paper, arrangement, to appreciate its value, and 6000 francs. The prizes, the decision point our its influence upon the sciences, of which is deferred to the year 1810, and its application to the arts.

are :- 1. The prize of 3000 francs for A new Novel, the scene of which is the manufacture of iron and steel wire, laid in Greece, will shortly appear from fit for making needles, and cards for the pen of Miss Owenson,

cotton and wool. 2. That of rooo for The author of the Age of Frivolity, determining the produce of the distillahas in the press a small volume of Poems, tion of wood. 3. That of 3000 for the consisting of Sonnets, Tales, and cha: best mode of constructing lime, tile, and racteristic pieces.

brick-kilns, besides two inferior preA general meeting of the Society for miums of soc and 300 francs for the the Encouragement of national Indus. same purpose. Two new prizes were try, at which M. Chaptal presided, was proposed, namely, one of 6000 francs held on the 24th of August, for the pur. for the discovery of a process, for compose of adjudging the prizes offered for municating with madder to woul the the present year, and determining the beautiful red colour of Adrianople cotsubjects to be proposed for the ensuing. 'ton; and the other of 1200 for the perA prize of 3,000 francs for a loom forson who shall exhibit a bureau made enweaving all kinds of gold and silver tirely of the wood of trees indigenous stuffs, was adjudged to M. Jaquard, an or naturalized in France, artist of Lyons; to whom the Emperor A translation of the Rev. J. Gordon's has also granted a premium of 50 francs History of Ireland, has just appeared at for each of these looms, with which he Paris in 3 vols. Svo. shall supply manufacturers. He has al- M. Gregoire, formerly bishop of Blo. ready received fifty.one of these pre- is, has recently published a work entimiums. Among the other prizes, were: tled “De la Litterature des Negres,' beone of 600 francs for improvements in ing an examination of the intellectual combs for wool, and another of 500 for faculties, moral qualities, and literature au improved method of constructing of the Negroes; to which are annexed brick tile, and lime-kilns. The society notices, relative to the lives and works voted its thanks to M. Gille, type foun- of such negroes as have distinguished der and printer at Paris, for having sti. themselves in the sciences, literature, mulated the industry of several engra- and the arts. vers on wood, who had executed under Mr E. A. Kendal has in the press, his direction, a great number of works Travels in Lower and Upper Canada. of that kind ; to M. Reynouard, printer The work, which will be illustrated and bookseller; and M. Peyrard, pro. with plates, is expected to form one vofessor of astronomy and mathematics, at lume quarto, and will be published in the Bonaparte Lyceum, for having se. England about the time of it's appears conded the views of the society, by pla.

ance in America. cing wood cuts, the one in his edition There is also in the press at New of Morceaux choisis de Buffon,' and the York, the Natural, Civil, and Political other in his translation of the Works of History of Chili, translated from the I. Archimedes. The prizes proposed for talian of Abbe Molina, with notes from the year 1809, are as follow :-For ma. the Spanish and French versions, and a chinery for combing wool, 1500 francs. copious appendix, consisting of a tran

--For machinery for carding and spin. slation into English heroic verse, of the ving thread, '1500 francs.-For machia most striking and interesting passages in nery for carding and spinning silk the celebrated Spanish epic poem " The 1500 francs. For the discovery of a Araucano," by Don Alonzo Ercilla.

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