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peace!' and its powers of language copper, and about ten inches deep.-are described as daily increasing. The bottom of the steamer rests on

The chemists of Paris have recent- the top of the boiler, and a projecting ly made two curious specimens of pre- piece fits into the water-groove of the pared writing paper, of which the fol- boiler, so that, when the groove is lowing are the processes :

filled with water, no steam can escape 1. Take gall-nuts and sulphate of but through certain openings in the iron (copperas) well pulverized; rub bottom of the steamer-vessel. Tlie them dry on paper which is not smooth steamer is divided into

compartments, or hot-pressed. The paper will as- in order that the covers may not be sume a grayish tinge, owing to the too heavy or cumbersome, but each powder which is attached to it, and of the divisions communicates with which will adhere sufficiently to bear the others. The plates which form folding, &c. In order to trace cha- the divisions not being closed at botracters on this paper, it is only neces- tom, the top edges of this vessel, and sary to use a pen dipped in water, or each division, are furnished with wain the mouth, or even a pointed stick, ter-grooves, so that the rims of the and the characters will become black

covers may rest in the grooves filled and legible. The second process is with water, and

prevent the

escape

of described as differing from the first, the steam. Double covers are fitted in so much as the paper is washed in to these divisions, the interior of which the materials of which ink is made, is metal, soldered to rims, which proand then dried. It is of a yellowish ject sufficiently to rest on the bottoms colour, and the characters are written of the water-grooves. These rims on it in the same way. Paper books, receive the exterior upper covering, or albuins, of this description, are now leaving, as in the boiler, a space from manufactured in great abundance at the sides of the interior vessel of about Paris, and they are in considerable one inch. This space, both in the request.

boiler and steamer, is filled with cotMr Robert Bill, Rathbone place, ton, or some non-conducting substance, London, has invented an Apparatus ' to prevent the escape of heat. To to facilitate the operation of washing the end of the steamer is attached a clothes, and other processes necessary metallic box, three or four inches in family and other establishments. deep, twelve or fourteen inches long, This invention includes a boiler of a and six inches wide. On the top, quadrangular form, made of sheet iron, holes are made to receive saucepans or other metal, of any required size; fitted tight in them. An opening, of say from twenty-four to fifty inches about an inch, is made from the in length; from twenty to twenty. steamer to this box, for the steam four inches wide, and about eight in- to pass into it, and another opening ches deep. Round the exterior edge at the other end of the box, for the is soldered a water groove, about two steam to pass away; to which is inches deep

A cock is inserted to fixed a metal tube to conduct the draw off the water when wanted, and steam wherever desired. Proper a feeder-vessel is attached, which com- vessels, fit for holding the object, municates with this vessel within an intended to be operated upon by inch of the bottom. This vessel is the steam, must be placed in the cased on the outside within a tin co- steaming vessels; whether that obvering, leaving an interstice of an ject be to cook meat, or aid in the inch between the case and the boiler. operation of washing clothes, the end A stearning vessel inust then be adap- will be answered. For washing, let ted to the boiler, which may be of the clothes, not made of animal mat

ter,

ter, be well soaked in a strong lixi- apparatus, and during the whole time vium of alkali; or well soaped if ani- of roasting, a door, of any fit kind, mal, and laid in the vessels supported is adapted to the mouth of the box. above the entrance to the steam-tubes, When this part of the apparatus is on wooden racks ; let the steam ope used as a house-warmer, the boiler is rate upon them, the longer the bet removed, and a piate of cast-iron subter; and it will be found on taking stituted, resting on the frame in the them out and rincing them in wa saine way the boiler did. Upon this ter, that on their being operated plate is fixed a box, six inches deep, upon by the hand in the usual way of which covers the whole plate. Openwashing, at least half the labour will ings are made for the passage of the answer the purpose of cleaning clothes. air, which, sweeping over the hot sur-For a roasting apparatus, the pa face of the plate that covers the fire, tentee provides a cast-iron box, open passes through the opening into a on one side. A box, twelve inches tube placed in the upper hole ; and by nine, and thirteen inches deep, the air, thus heated, may, by means with sides projecting three or four of tubes, be conducted where it is inches from the open part, is large wanted. By this construction, nearly enough for the largest boiler. This the whole quantity of heat generated box has a grate fixed in it, at six or by the combustion of any quantity seven inches from the top: a cast-iron of fuel, is prevented from passing up plate, is fitted upon it, with an open the chimney, a more effectual circuing, so that the top edge of the box lation of air is effected, and all the just passes through the plate. A inconveniences of cold currents of air Hange, cast round three sides of the guarded against. box, receives the plate to rest upon In consequence of an increase in it. A cast metal front is provided the establishment of the Royal Hoswith one opening, about an inch wider pital for seamen, at Greenwich, the than the box; and another, wide directors have come to a determinaenough to introduce whatever may tion to erect houses and offices for Tequire to be placed in the roaster: the civil officers, on the outside of the ends and back may be made of the building; and a considerable exbricks. The plate, through which tent of ground, at present covered by the fire-boxes pass, covers the whole houses, &c. eastward of the Hospital, of this chamber, which is about thir. has been purchased for this purpose. teen inches deep, and stands on a The intended building will extend platform of masonry, six or eight nearly the whole length of the cast inches deep. The cheeks of the fire wall of the Hospital, to which it will box project through the front plate, run parallel, at about thirty yards leaving a space of half or three-quar- distant, and will be completely deters of an inch on each side. Thro' tached and inclosed. The principal these openings the air passes into the entrance will face the great east gate air-chamber, and not only heats but of the Hospital, and is to have a coventilates it, so that any thing placed lonnade to correspond with that in in it is effectually roasted. A tube the market, opposite the west gate; is inserted in this chamber, under the the front, next the river, will consist covering-plate, at the end opposite of a range of buildings, in form of a the fire, and thus a current of hot crescent. air is established through the roasting

POETRY.

Poetry.

THE

LINES
Addressed to a French Officer, on his being

ANNANDALE MOURNER. allowed, from indisposition, to return to

Air, Caledonian Hunt's Delight. FRANCE.

(From Caledonian Parnassus.) FAREWELL, gentle youth, modest stran

By WILLISON GLASS. ger, farewell, Thou return'st to thy country, to scenes BENEATH these lanely birken shades, dear to thee;

Unnotic'd, let me vent my woe ; But long sensibility's bosom shall swell, Nae sound the stillness here invades, With fond recollections of charming DUPRE.

Save Annan's murm'ring wave helow.

Thou Moon, that blinkst yon clouds amang, Åh ! short was thy course in glory's career, Or flingst thy mildness o'er the dale ! The captive's hard lot, too soon doom'd to Aft hast thou heard my waefu' sang, prove;

As wafted by the ev'ning gale. Thou wast torn from thy home, and from all thou held'st dear,

Aft ha'e I stray'd beneath thy beam, From the pleasures of friendship, the rap

Wi’ Sandy down this lanely grove;

Aft listen’d to this soothing stream,' tures of love!

Or heard the courtship o' the dove: Mid Scotia's black hills, 'neath her rude

But wae's me! Sandy now is gane !

He slumbers on Corunna's shore, stormy sky, Robb’d of liberty's joys, to sojourn was thy

Where thousands o' the gallant slain chance ;

Surround the hallow'd corpse o' Moore. Soon thy pale fading cheek, and thy lustre. Few hinnied weeks had o'er us past,

An' Sandy join'd his hand wi' mine, Spoke the slow wasting grief of the exile of

Till bugles rais'd the cruel blast, France.

An' bade him rank in dreadfu' line.

Our woes and vows, on yonder brae, When the joys that await thee, thy glad We pour’d frae hearts to love sae true: heart elate,

The warrior wip'd his tears awayWhen the dear haunts of childhood again We kiss'd again, and sigh'd Adieu !

you explore; May thou heave a fond sigh, and think with My Sandy ! round thy lowly bed, regret,

May vernal snawdraps first appear, On the friends thou hast left on a far distant And Ev'ning's tears upon thee shed shore.

The grief thy widow offers here.
MATILDA.

May Heav'n thy darling babbie sparc,

Wha ne'er beheld his father's sinile, Lauder,

To claim his mother's constant care, 13. Dec. 1812.

And a' her pensive hours beguile!

dim'd eye,

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PRO

57

Proceedings of Parliament.

HOUSE OF LORDS.

expressing his Royal Highness's desire to render aid to the people of Russia, who were

suffering the severest distress, in consequence Tuesday, December 1. 1812.

of the unprovoked and atrocious invasion of THE Duke of Gloucester, and Lord Gren- France,-praising the loyalty, magnanimi

ville, in their official characters as Chan- ty, and unconquerable spirit they had disa cellors, presented petitions from the Univer- played, whereby results have been produced sities or Oxford and Cambridge, against the of the utmost importance to the interests of Claims of the Catholics.

this kingdom, and to the general cause of Thursday, December 3.

Europe; the grant to be £.200,000; to be

considered to-morrow. On the motion of Earl Bathurst, the thanks of the House were voted to the Mar

Friday, December 18. quis of Wellington for the battle of Sala The Earl of Liverpool moved that manca.-Lord Liverpool said, that it was £.200,000 be granted in aid of the Russian intended to erect a monument to Gen. Sir peasantry. The invasion of Russia had been I. Brock, but not to vote thanks to the army attempted with 360,000 men, including in Canada.

60,000 cavalry---no nation had ever made Friday, December 4.

such exertions or sacrifices as Russia-po

pulation of 200,000 souls had voluntarily The Earl of Liverpool presented a mes. devoted their habitations to the flames soonia age from the Prince Regent, stating that er than they should afford a shelter to the he was desirous of bestowing upon the Mar invaders. Besides Moscow, no fewer than quis of Wellington a signal mark of nation

100 villages were left and consumed on the al munificence, for his eminent services, &c.:

advance of the enemy, and their inmates reto be considered on Monday.

tired for shelter and security to the woods Monday, December 7.

and forests. Russia had been invaded be

cause she refused to accede to the ContinenThe Earl of Literpool, after a suitable

tal System, and a deadly blow was intended speech, proposed, pursuant to the Prince

to be struck, through her, against Great Regent's message, for enabling the Marquis Britain. of Wellington to support the superior dig. Lord Holland thought this sum, if it could rsity of his rank, “ That £.100,000 should be spared, should have been afforded for the be rested in the hands of trustees, to be laid

service of the war in the Peninsula. He out in the purchase of lands of that value, hoped that the events in the North would to be settled on Lord Wellington, his heirs facilitate a peace. and successors." The Address was agreed The address for £.200,000 was agreed to to act. diss.

nem. diss. Thursday, December 10.

Tuesday, December 22. A new arrangement was made for dispatching appeals : it was agreed, that on the sion to a number of public and private bills,

The Royal assent was given by commis. first day after next term, their Lordships after which the House adjourned till the 3d sbould meet twice or thrice a week, at ten

of February in the morning.

Priday, December 11.
Io the three appeal causes, Sir W. John-

HOUSE OF COMMONS.
stone. Templer, the judgment of the Court
of Session was affirmed, with £.200 costs.

Monday, December 7.
Thursday, December 17.

On the House resolving itself into a Com-
The Earl of Liverpool presented to the mittee to take into consideration the Prince
House a Message from the Prince Regent, Regent's Message,
Jan. 1813.

Lora

Historical Affairs.

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AMERICAN WAR.

where it is essential to a permanent peace with, and a control over the savages.--The

refusal of the Governors of Massachusetts PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO CONGRESS, AND

and Connecticut to furnish the required deCORRESPONDENCE RELATIVI TO PEACE. tachments of Militia, towards the defence THE Message of Mr Madison on the open- of the maritime frontier, on constitutional

ing of Congress, was communicated to grounds, is the next topic introduced : these Mr Coles, his private Secretary, on the 4th principles, if acquiesced in, it is observed, November, and delivered at Washington would render necessary those large and per. with the usual forms. The Message com- manent establishments which are forbidden mences, by congratulating on the “ unusual by the principles of a free Government. degree of health dispensed to the inbabi- The following passages relative to the captants ; the rich abundance with which the ture of the Guerriere, the state of the negoearth has rewarded the labours bestowed on ciations between the two countries, are of it, and the successful cultivation of all sufficient importance to be presented at branches of industry.” It then adverts to length :* the state of war into which the United “ On the coasts and on the ocean, the States (are said to) have been forced by the war has been as successful as circumstances injustice and aggression of England;" notices inseparable from its early stages could prothe Expedition of Gen. Hull into Canada, mise. Our public ships and private cruiand its disastrous termination by the sur- zers, by their activity, and where there was render of that General and his army. This occasion, by their intrepidity, have made the painful reverse is promised to be investiga- enemy sensible of the difference between a ted by a military tribunal. A philippic is reciprocity of captures, and the long confine. pronounced against England for accepting ment of them to their side. Our trade, with aid from the Indians. Van Renssalaer's little exception, has safely reached our ports, defeat is but slightly touched on in the having been much favoured in it by the Speech, which declares that the attack was course pursued by a squadron of our frigates made in compliance with the ardour of the under the command of Commodore Rogers ;. troops-was executed with distinguished and in the instance in which skill and braa gallantry, but was lost for want of a season. very were more particularly tried with those able reinforcement. These misfortunes are, of the enemy, the American flag had an au. however, pronounced to be not without con- spicious triumph. The frigate Constitution, soling effects; for that the patriotic zeal commanded by Captain Hull, after a close which they had excited, had embodied an and short engagement, completely disabled ample force from the States of Kentucky and captured a British frigate; gaining for and Ohio, and from part of Pensylvania and that officer, and all on board, a praise which Virginia : these, with the addition of a few cannot be too liberally bestowed—not merely regulars, had been placed under the com- for the victory actually atchieved, but for mand of General Harrison, who, with the that prompt and cool exertion of commandgreater portion of the force, was proceeding ing talents, which, giving to courage its to the Michigan territory, having succeeded highest character, and to the force applied in relieving an important frontier post (Fort its full effect, proved that more could have Wayne,) and in several incidevtal operations been done in a contest requiring more. against hostile tribes of savages. The Pre- “ Anxious to abridge the evils from whicla sident likewise acknowledges, that the ex- a state of war cannot be exempt, I lost no pectation of gaining the command of the time after it was declared, in conveying to Lakes, by the invasion of Canada from De. the British Government the terins on which troit, had been disappointed, but that mea- its progress might be arrested, without wait. sures were taken to provide in them a naval ing the delays of a formal and final pacitiforce superior to that of the enemy, “ Should cation : and our Charge d'Affairs at London Che says) the present season not admit of was at the same time authorised to agree to complete success, the progress made will an armistice, founded upon them. These enforce for the next a naval ascendancy, terms required, that the Orders in Council

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