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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 affix. ven Opus Posthumum, exhibens Dioed 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 subjuined, Philippi Cantieri ly prepared for publication the Morn- Gazophyacium Græcorum, seu Methoing 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." Hoogeven illustrated by Commentaries and short was the author of the well - known notes, with an Index, in which what, work, entitled, Doctrina Particulai um ever may stop a learned or unlearned Linguæ Græcæ. 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 1908.-Eu- tiful editions of Bibles and Prayer. ripides Troades, corrected partly from books have 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 crected 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 ihree 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 publicathe press; some in great forwardness. tion.

The following will 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 Æs. those subjects which other journals emchylus'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


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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 distillakas 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 pre. A 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 wool the ibe 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 for son 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 an 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 its 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 Baffon,' 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 ning thread, 1500 francs. For machin 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, It will form two octavo volumes, illus a large repeating circle of the workmad: trated with a map of the country.-- ship of Lenoir, adding every practicaThis work has obtained high reputation. ble kind of verification. The trianguThe author, a native of Chili, and for a lation was begun in the winter of 18có; long time resident in that country, is that being the only season of the year eminently distinguished as a writer, and when the weather is sufficiently clear a natural philosopher. Whether consi. for the observing of large triangles.dered in relation to its natural produc

At the close of the summer of 1807 all tions, or its civil and military transac- the geodetic operations were finished: tions, Chili affords an interesting subject The latitude of Formentera, the southfor the historian. Blessed with a most ernmost point of the arc, was ascertainsalubrious and delightful climate, with ed that winter by means of 2,558 obsera soil wonderfully fertile, and adapted vations of the polar star, in which they to the productions of almost every used one of Fortin's repeating circles country, rich in mines of gold and sil- with a fixed level. The greatest deviaver, it offers to the naturalist a wide tion of the partial series, from the mean field of curious research. To the moral of the whole, is four sexagesimal seconds; philosopher it also furnishes a subject and this happens only twice in a constill more interesting from the character trary direction. In all the other series of its original inhabitants, the brave and the extreme aberration is two seconds. hardy Araucanians. , Their gallant and These deviations are the same that Bradsuccessful resistance to the best disci- ley found in his researches, on the mo. plined troops of Spain, then in the me tation, in making observations near the ridian of her military glory, and their Zenith with large sectors. They seem firmi support of their national indepen. to be owing to the variety of refractions dence, exhibit a picture novel, highly produced by the changing forms of the impressive, and strongly contrasted with layers of clouds. But from their smallthat of the other American nations. This ness we may confidently conclude, that work will also be reprinted in England. the latitude laid down from a mean of all

The French Board of Longitude, the observations is exact. having appointed a committee of its This latitude in decimal members, to examine and calculate, with degrees, or in grades, is 42,961777 the greatest care, the observations rela- That of Dunkirk, observ. tive to the continuation of the meridian ed by Delambre, and laid in Spain, as far as the Balearic isles, down only from the observa. they have delivered in a report contain- tions of the polar star, is

56,760652 ing the results of their labours.

The new measurement reaches from Difforence, or arc of the Fort Montjuy, at Barcelona, to the meridian between Dunkirk small island of Formentera, in the Medi. and Fermentera

13,744875 terranean. The extent of the arc in the From the results stated in this report, direction of the meridian, from the sig. it appears, that the new measurement nal-post of Matas to that of Formentera, of the meridian in Spain confirms and is 315,552 metres. As the whole of it is gives additional certainty to the metre, on the sea, it was measured by a series by rendering it almost independent of of triangles along the coast of Spain, the flattening of the earth. This arc befrom Barcelona to the kingdom of Va ing joined to the meridian of France, lencia, and joining the coast of Valencia presents an arc of nearly 14 grades, ly. to the islands by an immense triangle, ing at an equal distance from the equaone of the sides of which is more than tor and the pole;' and in the different 160,000 metres (or $2,555 toises) in points of which the latitudes, the azi. length. At such distances day signals muths, and the variations of gravity, would have been invisible ; they there. have been observed ; and which, on acfore had recourse to night-signals for. count of its length, its situation, and the med by reflecting lamps, with a current exactness of the means employed, may of air, which were kept lighted at the be justly pronounced the most perfect different stations from sun set to sun operation of the kind that ever was extrise, The angles were measured with cuted.


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Say, ye who toil for wealth, untaught to

feel, Written beneath the Brow of Arthur's 'The gen'rous glow that nobler scenes inSEAT. .

vite, FRIEND to the man whom melancholy Could not the solemn stillness far diffus'd, marks

That Aoats the tresses of the ev'ning hour, For that lone path which few are found to Mould to the plascic feeling every heart :

Has not the rustic lay, amid the hills, But few to relish, save the chosen band, Resounding, sosten'd from the placid vale, Whom Genius fires with pure extatic flame, Breath'd purer balsam to the wounded And far above th' ignoble crowd exalts,

mind Nature, all pow'rful nature, be ny theme! Than wealth can give ? say, has no happier Thy beauties ever shall be deeply selt,

time, Whilst, nobly great, the philosophic mind, Contentment, smiling thro' the shepherd's of contemplation, high prerogative!

lot, Shall well distinguish man; to him alone

Some faint rude outline of a better scheme Frir reason manifests a hand divine ; Display'd, though undefin'd, some purer Through all thy works shall captivating thought, charms

Some plan, though strange, to virtue near More justly exercise the nobler gift?

allied. Can man more justly feel th expansive 'Tis hence the deep - drawn inspiration glow,

springs, Andown the rising transport ? happy cause! Of heav'nly love, and hence the great reAnd shall th' enraptur'd mind forbear to

solve, dwell

The plans of better life, the fervid thought On scenes where every landscape can dis- For patriot argument, the dewy tear,

Of pitying zeal, compassion's tender love! A thousand beauties to demand its praise ? Whate'er adorns, improves, or heightens Ye verdant fields, ye lov'd, though distant life, spires;

Is to the rural solitude well known. Learning, thy favor'd seat! ye sylvan glades, Quick in the sense of right, the hate of Where first in pensive mood I lov'd to sing

wrong, The joys ye gave, to recollection dear! Still fondly cherish'd in the frequent thought

Prompt to forgive, 'twas here the good man Of many grateful sons, fresh on the mind. The sacred duties of a christian life. Reversing oft, breathe in my humble lay,

On reason's canvas, here he oft would trace Again direct my thought to mark the The varied tint of rosy-finger’d inorn, Which, to the painter, give conception bold, To all the majesty of day arose

As on the christian rising; then, afar,
And contemplation to the peaceful sage;
Where nature's deep explorer loves to rove,

The grateful thought:-and thus the picture

glow'd, In meditation wrape, where the rude mirth Till, as conception more sublimely bent, Of happy swains in parts a gladness round. Would cast å rapid thought, and fervent Fir'd at the warm reanimating thought,

gaze I feel the vigor new with fancy's pow'r

At brighter beams, as if a lustre shed Glow in each vein, and, firing every sense,

Of more than mortal seeming, born of peace, Awake to rapture, harmony, and love! Had glanc'd on earth, and kiss'd the high Sterile or base is that unfeeling mind,

design, Th'unenvied parent of no generous thought, Eugenio was a solitary man! A prey to every ill, empois'ning life, Ye Groves, that to my aching sight more Where eye ne'er beam'à in virtue's ardent

dear arise,

Thou Sun, that rul'st by day, and thou pale Whose heart devotion purer never warm'd,

Moon, As on the gifts profuse of bounteous heav'n Displaying nightly wonders without end, He hung enraptur’d: can no ray serene, To thee 1 yield my renovated praise, Far to the west a milder glow impart, To thee the pious accents shall belong!





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Taught by his word new wonders to dis- Who in the umbrageons solitude retir’d, cern,

Çan look from nature's works to nature's And look beyond these Aoating realms of God. light

London, To Him

who gave yon light! Yon peaceful shade deserves no humble

Mark, is no friend of meditation there,
No still and solema voice which points the For the PerTUSHIKE Florist and Vegetable

Devotion's nionitor? no cow'ring height,
Conception's grand designer !--every plane

(Tune,-Woo'd and Married an'.'.) Speaks awful truth in solemn nature's

page. LANG syne, whan sweet Perth was a Each sylvan aspect bids the mind explore, meadow, The vista opens to another sky.

And Bertha" near Almond did stand,

Then farmin' was ta'en little heed o', But man, for worldly use, shall leave the They ken'd na the worth o' the land; grove,

Our auld fashion'd fathers they tell us, And stretch the hand of labour, prone to They had but sma' pieces o't tilld; seek

The maist o't was mountains and vallies, Another's woes, and shew the gen'ral good; Save maybe a handie bit field. Nor shall thy tow'rs, Edina, vainly warm

Bogs, an' bushes, an'a'; The gen'rous heart, for, long as impulse Haughs, an' meadows, an'a'; true,

Their gaits, an' their sheep, an' their Untaught by prejudice to yield, can boast

cattle, The judgement free, thy gifts shall ever Wild staggies, wild fillies, an'a'.

live Dear to remembrance ; as thy patient sons

The tenants o' sic sober mailens Draw science from her gay abode, and scan

Could pay little rent to their lairds; The simple wildness of the Border Lay.

The gentry thought then birkin palins Obscure, unhonor'd, yet I love thee still, Did brawly around their kail yard. Hence shall the poet's genius warm arise,

Brick dikes war na then i' the fashion; And reason, borrowing manlier beams from Hot- houses they had nane ava; thee,

There grew ne'er a fruit i' the nation, Assume a bolder flight ; affirming truth, That wantit the help of a wa': The love of social order shall inspire

Grozzers, an' rizzers, an'a'; With purer ecstacy, the hallow'd theme,

Bram'les, blae berries, an' a'; When, nature's truth in admiration mark'd, Content wi' the growth o' the island Clains from the philosophic eye its gaze.

Our daddies were couthie an' braw. Hence, taught by many a bard of old to

Sin' bonny Miss Science (they ca'd ber) And spread afar where realms of bliss in

Cam' hither this kintry to view, vite,

An' said she wad stay, if they bade her, Gay fancy blending with her pinion wing,

In Perth, wi' the lad's of tbe ölve, A varied plumage shall her pride display,

Pomona an' Flora gat notice,

An' soon cam a visit to pay, Whilst beav'n-born gratitude, with firmer

An' mony fair babie they've brought us, step, Shall bend his musing course to aobler

To busk the sweet banks o' the Tay. souls,

Melons, pine apples, an'a'; By memory more pleasing, friendship's zeal.

Geranums, carnations, an'a'; Shall unreserved and unsuspecting yield

We'll nurse them wi' care an' i The boundless scope ; while sympathy shall


Then wha can e'er wyle them awa. glow, For ever ready in the cause oppressid, An' now, since Ponrona an' Flora And ever open to the claims of men

Delight in the banks o' the Tay. Itself the essence of our human kind. We'll cultivate a' their sweet grates,

Sae far's they may fa' in our way. Thrice happy, whom the world's comniu We'll shade them in sultry bot weather ; nion gives

We'll fend them frae frost an' the soap; No rude collision from the turbid crowd,

Syne feast on the fruits o' the simmer, But warm'd, as is the fertile pasture wide, Tho' Boreas, in winter, may blaw. By yon meridian sun that dawns on man, There shall the gifts of finer feeling prove Blest prelude, to that state ye best can prize, Bertha, the original name of Perth


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