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ta, and the other three will embark at Leg. He had not been long returned from his horn with the archduchess. M. Schreiber, tour in Egypt, Syria, and other southern director of the Imperial Cabinet of Natural regions. He has left many very curious anHistory, is appointed to write the account tiquities and interesting manuscripts His of the voyage. Messrs Spix and Martens, death was occasioned by a putrid fever, members of the Academy of Sciences at caught while examining the environs of anMunich, have joined the expedition. cient Ephesus.
By an agreement concluded by the courts At the end of May, the Bible Society of of Weimar and Gotha, the clear revenues St Petersburg held its fourth general meetof the university of Jena have been ang- ing at the palace of Tauride, under the mented to more than £3,500 Sterling-so presidency of Prince Gallitzin. From the that, with the other resources which it pos- report read on the occasion, it appears that sesses, it will in future enjoy an income ex. there are already more than a thousand so ceeding £5,500.
cieties engaged in distributing the Holy On the 3d of July, the Royal Academy of Scriptures among the lower classes of socie Berlin celebrated, by a public meeting, the ty; of these there are upwards of 100 in anniversary of Leibnitz, its founder. The Europe, and more than 200 in the other class of history and philology resolved to parts of the world. America contains about offer a prize of 100 ducats for the best his. 150, thirteen of which were founded by fe. torical and juridical account of the proceed- males. ings of the Athenian courts of justice, both The university of Dorpat in Livonja Dow in public and private causes. M. Bode numbers 300 students, some of whom come read a memoir on the newly discovered plan. from very remote parts of the empire, as ets, Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta, and well as from the provinces bordering on the produced a brass model, shewing the true Baltic. The buildings for the university position of their orbits in the solar system;
are finished. One is occupied by a philos and M. Uhden communicated some obser. phical cabinet, and another by the library, vations on the mortuary lists of the ancient containing nearly 30,000 volumes. In Etruscans.
these buildings have also been provided 5. The Journal of Augsberg, of the Sth ult. halls for public orations and other solemn
has published the following observations acts of the university. The professors hoid made in the observatory of that city : their lectures in a fine and spacious editioe ** On the 7th inst, at 42 minutes past eight situated on the Dornberg ; the anatomical in the evening, Professor Stark observed, theatre is arranged with taste. From amidst 'in a serene sky, a luminous band, of a the ruins of the ancient cathedral rises ano colour similar to the Milky Way, in the di- ther superb structure, one part of which con, rection of the head of Serpentarius, in the tains the museum, and the other serves for constellation Hercules ; and which, passing the university church. Professors Jäsche below the Northern Crown, and then be and Morgenstern are distinguished by their tween the tail of the Great Bear and the worth and erudition. In the Lounge, a head of the Little Bear, ended in the star reading-room, a stranger meets with all the Alpha of the Dragon. Its length was 71 scholars of Dorpat, and also the foreign degrees, and its breadth, almost every where literary, political, and philosophical jour, uniform, was two apparent diameters of the nals. moon. This phenomenon, which had a great resemblance to the prolongation which rapidly took place on the 13th of September M. Fontani, librarian at Florence, an1811, in the tail of the great comet, disap- nounces the speedy publication of the inpeared at 58 minutes past eight. From this edited Letters of Poggio, in two or thres moment until one o'clock in the morning, Svo volumes. He also purposes publishing the Professor observed that the nebulous the catalogue of the MSS. of the Riccardian part No 8 of the constellation of the Buck. library. This catalogue will occupy three ler of Sobiesky, when the luminous band or four folio volumes, each of which will had commenced, seemed to be surrounded cost the subscribers a ducat and a half. with an aurcola greater, more lively, and A letter from Rome, dated the 15th more sparkling, than usual.
May last, gives the following interesting The great spot or crevice, which appeared particulars relative to the antiquities lately on the 23 of July last on the sun's disk, discovered in that city : “ You have prodisappeared on the 4th of August. There bably heard of the discovery near Albano, were afterwards formed a great number of of an ancient burial-place, covered with the small spots, arranged in several groups, lava of the volcano which afterwards prowbich Professor Stark intends to describe duced the lakes of Albano and Nemi. At in a work which he proposes to publish very this place were found a great quantity of cases soon.
of terra cotta, containing others of a peculiar
form of the same material, also utensils, RUSSIA.
fibula of bronze, small wheels, and ashes of Letters from Constantinople of the 13th the dead. M. Alexander Visconti, in September 1816, announce the death of the dissertation read before the Archæological celebrated Russian traveller, Mr J. Richter. Academy, attributes them to the Aborigines.
It is certain, that as these vases were co known by that name; but the most likely vered with the lava they must be anterior opinion is, that it was the Comitium, or to the foundation of Alba Longa, which place to which the people resorted to vote was built after the extinction of the vol- for the acceptation of the senatus consulta,
-The excavations are continued at and the election of priests ; and this opinion, the Forum, as also on the declivity of the first advanced by Nardini, is daily rendered Capitol facing it. The Portuguese ambas more probable. There is every appearance sador, the Count de Funchal, a very in that the Forum will be entirely cleared--a telligent man and zealous antiquary, has work of very great interest for the topogracaused the ancient Clivus Capitolinus, or phy of Rome.Without the gate of St Sestreet which ascended from the Forum to bastian, near the Via Ardeatina, in a farm the Capitol, to be cleared at his own ex- belonging to the Duchess of Chablais, called pense. "The ancient pavement was found Tor Marancio, have been found a considerconstructed in the usual manner of Roman able number of ancient Mosaic pavements, pavements, of basaltine lava, which they antique paintings, and fragments of sculpcalled silex. The street ran from the arch ture. Inscriptions on the leaden pipes of Septimus, between the temples common which conveyed the water thither, seem to ly called those of Jupiter Tonans and of indicate that this was the villa of the Manu. 'Concord ; and in the distance of 140 feet tia Family. The pavements represent nobetween those two temples and the arch, thing but trellises or compartments, only there is a difference in the level of 13 feet, one of which displays different colours ; the which must have rendered the ascent very others generally are white or black. One inconvenient.--By the side of the temple of of these pavements is very remarkable : upJupiter Tonans, towards the Mamertine on it are seen the ship of Ulysses and the Syprison, the government has just cleared the rens, one of whom, with birds' feet, is playremains of an edifice hitherto totally un- ing on a lyre. In another part of it is repreknown, and highly decorated. It seems to sented Scylla, half woman, and half fish, have been destroyed by fire; but there is enfolding two men with her two tails, and still an ancient pavement formed of slabs of striking the water with a ship's rudder. Numidian, Phrygian, and African marble; The paintings decorate a small chamber, and many fragments and blocks of marble and are remarkable for the subject alone; which formed the decorations. They are of they represent three females of infamous the most exquisite workmanship, very deli. celebrity, but in the most decorous attitude. cate and very rich, which leads me to be. They are inscribed beneath: Pasiphae, lieve that the building was of the age of the Myrrha, and Canace. A fourth, whose Vespasians; and, since it is known that name is effaced, appears to be Scylla,” near the arch of Septimus stood the temple M. Michele Leoni has lately translated of Vespasian, I am inclined to attribute Goldsmith's Traveller into Italian verse. these relics to that edifice, especially as the In the preface to this version, which was trunks of two colossal statues have been published at Florence, the translator enfound there, one of an emperor, and the deavours to vindicate Italy against what he other of a female having the air of a Juno, terms the prejudices of the British poet. but who might possibly be an empress under that form. This, however, is but conjecture. Among these relics have been An American journal states, that Mr found fragments of columns of Numidian David Heath, jun. of New Jersey, has and Phrygian marble, which decorated the made a very important improvement in the interior of the cella. The walls were also steam engine, by which all accidents may faced with Phrygian and Carystian marble. in future be prevented. It consists in a new It is to be hoped that some inscription will contrivance of the boiler, by which a high remove all doubts on the subject, and de- temperature of the steam is obtained withtermine the use of the edifice. The column out the use of the condenser. The balance of Phocas is almost entirely cleared, at the wheel and the beain are rendered unnecesexpense of the Duchess of Devonshire, and sary, so that a whole engine of four horse under the direction of our mutual friend, power is reduced to the small space of 60 M. Akerblad. Two sepulchral inscriptions cubit feet. have been found here. They do not belong A remedy for the stone is stated to have to the column, and must have been brought been discovered in America by the following hither in the middle ages. A very interest. circumstance: A physician, who for twenty ing discovery has however been made re years had been afflicted with this painful specting this column, namely, that it was disorder, repaired two years ago to the meerected on a pyramid of steps, one of the dical springs at Bedford, in Pennsylvania, four sides of which is in good preservation. to make use of the waters. After taking It has been erroneously stated, that the them some time to no purpose, an African discoveries made near the edifice commonly negro offered to cure him for a few pounds. called the temple of Jupiter Stator, or the This offer he treated with contempt ; till at temple of Castor and Pollux, corroborate length finding that he could not long sùrthe idea, that these are the remains of the vive without relief, he sent for the negro, Museum. There was no edifice at Rome who disclosed the secret as the price of his VOL. I.
freedom, and the patient was cured in four thin slices, salt and bruise them between weeks. A quarter of a pint of the expressed two pewter plates. The horse-mint, howjuice of horse-mint, and a quarter of a pint ever, possesses the chief virtue, and a strong of red onion juice, are to be taken evening decoction of that alone will in general effect and morning till the cure is perfected. a cure, but the dose must of course be conWhite onions will not have the same effect siderably larger. as red. To obtain the juice, cut them in
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