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themselves in the explanation of those Cairo, bis Observations upon the Pyra. invaluable writings, and in the applica- mids of Djiza and Saccàra; a description ef the instruction with which they tion of the remains of the city of Saïs, in abound, to the purposes of modern war. the Data; an account of the arriquities The work will be accompanied by notes of Alexandria, particularly of Pompey's and ampie dissertations, explanatory not Pillar and the Cryplæ of Necropolis ; buly of the phraseology of the original with his subsequent Voyage, and Travels text, but also of the various and impor in Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, &c. &c. tant topics, antiquarian, military, and A new and enlarged edition is antopographic, contained in, or connected nounced, in six volumes 8:0. comprising with, the Commentaries. It avill also nearly one third new matter, of the Misa be illustrated by maps, plans, and cellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, sketches, not imaginary as has hitherto Esq. with Memoirs of his Life and Wria been too often the case, but constructed tinys, composed by himself; illustrated on the latest and best authorities, cor from bis Letters, with occasional Notes rected and adapted to the work, froin and Narrative. The whole to be edited by Mr. Dougall's own personal researches LORD SHEFFIELD. and observations, on the principal po The fossil or petrified skeleton from sitions mentioned in the Commentaries, Cuadaloupe, may now he seen by the over France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, public among the collectieas of natural &c. as well as in Britain. On the cir.. bistory in the British Museum. It is cumstances of Cæsar's two expeditions perfect from the neck to the ancies, and to our isle, Mr. D. has, on both sides of is evidently the remains of a female, of the Channel, collected the most satis- about five feet two or three inches high, factory information. The Duke of York, The stone is of loose texture; but of its not only as commander-in-chief of the real age no precise estimate can be arıny, but as the patron of the great puhformed. The speculations of independa lic military academies, has permitted ent philosophy are desirable on a subject the work to be inscribed to him. The of such raie curiosity. New English Cæsar will, as Mr. D. As one means of recording the propora trusts, be ready to go to the press early tions of political virtue and prostitution, in the ensuing winter.
which distinguish the present period, we Mr. MURPHY's splendid work on the may quote the remuneration conferred Arabian Antiquities of Spain, will shortly on the proprietors of two newspapers of appear. It will be embellished with opposite political character. The pronearly one hundred engravings by Fittler, prietor of the independant paper the Landseer, Roffe, Porter, Le Keus, Arm- STATESMAN, after passing between three strong, Cooke, Neagle, &c. from araw- and four years in Newgate, and still ings inade on the spot by the Author, subject to the payment of heavy fines, These will. represent the most remark- purposes, reumlerstand, to sell his proable remains of the Spanish Arabs now perty in chat paper for those thousand subsisting in the Peninsula, including pounds; whereas the proprietors of the their gates, castles, fortresses, and ininisterial paper the Courier, who have, towers; courts, halls, and domes; in. during the corresponds" period, been scriptions in Cufic and Asiatic charac- enjoying every gratification, which power ters; encaustic paintings, and sculptured and affluence can conter on them, and ornaments, &c. The whole will be ac- acquiring profits, it is said, of 12,000!. per companied by descriptions of these va annun, have lately offered their prorious objects; an illustration of the arts perty for sale', but at the price of of the Arabs; an account of their pro- Thirty thousand pounds! We contrast gress in science under the Eastern and these facts, with no invidious feeling Western Caliphs; and a general history towards either of the partics; but they of their institutions and conquests, from have appeared to us to be worthy of the earliest accounts to their expulsion record as characteristic of the times; from Spain.
and it cannot, fereaiter, be a matter Dr. CLARKE's third volume of his of wonder in any one who reads this Travels will appear in a few days. It statement, that so seiv newspapers adwill form the second section of the vocate the cause of truth and we people. Travels in Greece, Egypt, and the Holy Dr. Adams has in the press, his long Land; completing the second part of the projected work on the erroneous opinions whole work, according to the plan ori- and consequent terrors usually enterginally proposed by the Author, and will tained concerning Hereditary Diseases. contain his Voyage up the Nile to Grand Connected with the subjeci are some MONTHLY MAG. No. 252.
158 Literary and Philosophical Intelligence. [March 1, remarks on the attempts at reducing cu stop the mouth and nostrils, and then, taneous complaints to classes and orders; by an effort, to force it through the cuand on the unnecessary revival of ex. stachian tube. Since that period also, ploded Greek terms.
the late Mr. Saunders published his The purchasers of Macklin's Bible will elaborate dissections of the ear, and be glad to hear, that that splendid Work established his dispensary for the cure will shortly be completed, by the pub- of the diseases of that organ; but after lication of the Apocrypha, illustrated several years experience he published with historical engravings by Messrs. the opinion, that there existed no means C. HEATH, LANDSEER, BROMLEY, GOLD. of curing its defects, and abandoned ING, &c.; and with head and tail pieces that feature of his dispensary. We shall wholly by Mr. Landseer. The pictures be glad, however, to hear more of the and drawings from which the engravings result of Mr. Grosvenor's experiments. are inade, were the last work of the late We feel the most lively concern on Mr. DE LOUTHERBOURG.
being informed by persons from the Two of the Reviews have changed coast of Africa, that the beneficial re. their proprietors during the past month. sults which might have been expected The Critical Revier has been sold by from the exertions of those benevolent the Rev. Mir. Fellows to Messrs. Bloch persons who abolished the slave trade, and Hone; and the British Critec by have not yet been manifested in the Mr. Archdeacon Nares to the Rev. Dr. improved condition of the people. In Middleton, Vicar of Pancras. New fea- fact, the partial trade carried on under tures and increased activity, the usual the disguise of the Portuguese fiag, still consequence of new views and engage- disturies and distracts the country as ments, will doubiless lead to the in. much as formerly, while the people have creased gratification of the public. lost the benefits which then resulted
The first number of the ACADEMICAL from large importations. Again, too GAZETTE, will appear on the middle Wed- much stress is laid on the exertions of nesday of March.
the missionaries, who, unhappily, make A speedy prospect is afforded of the no real progress; and too little on the long-promised journey of Messrs. Lewis introdactiou of the arts of life, which and CLARKE, across the continent of would lead to habits of industry, and North America, This journey ascer- produce their attendant effects on the tained the sources of the great river morals of the inhabitants. It may, perMissouri, and was extended to the Pa- haps, be a question how far the manners cific Ocean, characterised by all the of any people, among whom all the neadvantages which result from the union cessaries of life spring up spontaneously, of
power with enterprise. The work can be assimilated to those whose sterile will rank high among geographical no soil compels then to earn their daily relties, although the monotonous chua- bread with the sweat of their brow racier of the Indian tribes will deprive but at any rate the cause of their moral it of much of the interest which attends disorders ought to be remaved, by the travels on the old Continent,
total extinction of a foreign trade in the MI, WANT, surgeon of the Northern persons of the people, and by remedies Dispensary, has undertaken to conduct strictly applicable to their actual conthe surgical department of the Medical dition and wants. We hope to be enabled and Physical Journal, in aid of Die speedily to lay other information on this Fothergill. The insidious attempts made interesting topic before our readers. to imitate this universal Gazetit of the Another part of Dr. Holmes's Sepfaculty, have served only as foils, to ren. tuagint, containing the Book of Kings, der more evident its own intrinsic worth is shortly expected from the Oxford and so demonstrate the propriety, on the press. grounds of economy and common utility, An elegant and compendious History of uniting those communications which of Music, in the form of a series of are designed to be generally read, in one Letters from an eminent Amateur to his long-established and unexceptionable Daughter, may be speedily expected to publication.
make its appearance. The remedy for deafness announced Dr. LLOYD, author of “ Observations by Mr. Grosvenor, of Oxford, is neither on the Choice of a School," &c. is predew nor of Russian origin. The same paring for the press, a complete Translapractice was described by Mr. AsHLEY tion of Valerius Maximus. This work COOTER, several years ago. He recom is a collection of Anecdotes of the mended the patient to inhale smoke, to greatest characters recorded in Roman
story, and of many of the inost distine by the Neapolitan Court to the Prince of guished men of other countries; classed Wales. under different heads, such as fortitude, liberality, clemency, piety, constancy, &c. and the same persons are repeatedly introduced, as their ections or sayings suit the subjects under consideration. Such a body of anecdotes of the most illustrious men that the ancient world ever saw, cannot fail to produce a pow. erful sensation in the breast of every reader, and a version of it will contri.
SALAHKAN bute to disseminate the interest beyond the limits of the circle peculiarly called
O NOTARE learned. The publication will take place about Christmas next, in the form of a handsome quarto, price two guineas, and a few copies will be given on large paper
ANKEX at five guineas.
In one of Mr. BAKEWELL'S Lectures at the Surrey Institution, delivered during the present month, he adverted to the possibility of applying GUNPOWDER as a first mover of machinery. As this subject is highly curious, and well deserving the attention of mechanics, we shall give his words as nearly as we can recollect:" Alinost all the machines of tbe ancients," said he, “ were set in motion by the muscular action of men or quadrupeds; but the moderns have called the eleinents to their aid, and made the winds and the waters subservient to their use. Natural philosophy has brought other agents into action; and the application of elastic fluids, particularly of steam, as a mover of machines, has greatly enlarged the empire of man over nature. It is highly proba
ble, that another agent may hereafter - be substituted; an agent which has
hitherto been chiefly employed for purposes of destruction, I mean gunpowder. I have little doubt that the expansive force of this substance might be imme. diately and safely applied to keep in motion large machines with much less expense than by the steam engine. The apparatus would, I conceive, be less cumbersome and expensive, A single dram of gunpowder, if properly applied, will rend a solid block of metal equal in thickness to a large piece of ordnance. The practical mechanic will have no difficulty in conceiving how an equable motion may be communicated to machines by percussion, with the aid of a balance wheel and crank."
We have here the gratification of presenting our readers with an exact fac-simile of the appearance of the six ebarred papiri, sent from Herculaneum
160 Literary and Philosophical Intelligence. [March 1,
Mr. BRITTON'S History and Descrip. carried on coverily, in boles and corners, tion of Salisbury Cathedral is announced but it has of late unblushingly avowed for publication in the course of the pre- itself, and various attempts have resent year. It will be produced in five cently been made to bully every public numbers, at five different periods, viz. writer into a tanie acquiescence in cerApril 13t, June 15+, Aug. 1st, Oct. 151, tain pernicious ineasures, which can only and Dec. 1st. Each number will con he supported by the suppression of all tain six chgraring, and be charged 12s. truth, i he extinction of all independence; medium 410, and 20s. imperial 410. A and the compromise of all those prinfaw copies will be printed with proofs ciples and practices which are the just and etchings: and also a very gall nuni- pride and inheritaace of Englishınen. ber in folio, in class wish Dugdale's If, however, the public writers of the Moncsiicon. The architectural drawings country firmly do their duty, and if the are all by F. Mackenzie, and the plates intelligent part of the people resist, with by J. and Il. Le Keus.
due pnergy, the base attempts to conWe some years since recommended found crush ny insidious slanders against the application of telegraphs to the ge. its advocates, and to render falsehood neral purposes of society; and it appears palaiable by hypocrisy, we have no that one has lately becn attempted to doubt of the glorious issue of a literary aid the speculators at Lloyd's coffee- contest between freemen and slaves house, bui not meeting with the general The Speeclics of the Right Hon. Chas, countenance of the subscribers, it has James Fox, in the House of Commons, been abandoned.
from his entrance into Parliament in Mr. THOMAS PARKE is about to re 1768 to the Year 1806, with Memoirs, publish the “Gorgious Gallery of Gallant Introduction, &c. will soon appear, in Inventions, garnished and decked with 6 vols. 8vo. diuers dayntic Deuises, right delicate and Shakspeare's Plays, without the law delightfull."
boured additions of his Annotators, are Miss Cullen, author of “ Home," now printing in a style of superior beauty, will publish in April, a new Novel en accompanied each with five historical titled “ Mornion."
einbellishments and a vignette, after oriThe Rev. G. F. Nott is preparing for ginal designs. publication, the Poems of Henry Howard, A new edition of a Narrative of the Earl of Surrey, of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Voyages Round the World, performed elder, and of uncertain Authors who by Captain James Cook, with an acflourished in the reign of Ilenry VIII.; count of his Lifc, by Dr. Kippis, is accompanied with Notes, Critical and printing in two ncat cabinet voluines. Historical, and Biographical Accounts of The Legend of luna, a Metrical Rothe several Writers,
mance, with other Poems, is announced Mr. Mathias's projected edition of by Mr. Walter PATERSON, Gray's Poenis, will form two handsome Waverly; or 'Tis Sixty Years Since, volumes in quarto,
a Nove!, in three vols. 12mo. is printing We observe a further essay of the at Edinburgh. enemies of free enquiry in the an A volume of Sermons is in the press nouncement of “a NortII BRITISI RE« by the Rev. ARCHIBALD ALISON, LL.B. VIEW, or Constitutional Journal,” in opa Prebendary of Sarum, and author of position, as the projectors say, to the Essays on the Nature and Principles of principles of the EDINBURGII REVIEW. Taste. What the principles are witch these At the sale of the libraries at Edina Pharisees profess to oppose, they have buryh of the second Duke of Queensnot condescended to explain, and doubt. bury, and the late Mr. Hunter, a very less, ambiguity best answers their pur- fine “King's Vale Royal” brought 15l. ; pose: or a perspicuous elucidation and King James's Exercises, given pro. might inake it appear that they were bably by Ben Jonson to the Duke, as about to oppuse themselves to all those his well known autograph appears on principles which are honourable to men the title-page, sold for 441. but the and Britons, and that they are them- books in neral did not fetch high selves altogether devoid of any principle prices. whatever! We need not inform our readers, that, as part of a general system, M. BECKER, of Gotha, editor of an a conspiracy has long existed against Antigallican National Gazette was, by that freedom of discussion, which is the command of Marshal Davoust, closely basis of public liberty, It was formerly confined for seventeen months in the
citadel of Magdeburg; and such is the and of another for marine cottages). frightful effects of the various re-actions, Instead of raising a stone at the end of that we learn from Mr. Semple, that the every mile, a small house has been built, learned Professor HENRY, of Jena, has in which is placed an invalides soldier, been long shut up, as a state prisoner, in a to whom a pension is given, with a plot dungeon in Silesia, owing to his courtesy of ground, which he and his wife colto Napoleon on bis first entering that tivate, and maintain their children in place.
a state of independance. He is supplied The University of Halle, suppressed with arms and tools by government, and by Jerome Bonaparte, has been restored, the extent of bis charge of watch and laand the lectures recoinmenced on the 3d bour is half a mile to the right and left of January.
of his house. This plan is adopted in all
the country through which our informant A Dictionary, with a Grammar of the passed; and he understands that it is to Armenian Tongue, in Armenian and be put in practice through the whole Latin, was finished at Paris a few years empire. ago, hy two natives of the country, and would long since have been published at
A work, not only curious but instructthe expence of the French government, ive, has long been going forward in Italy. but for the costly defensive wars in which It is an account, historical and copogras France has been engaged, in repelling phic, of that most interesting regioni, the implacable hostility of various despots,
prior to the cominion of the Romans ; From the fifth to the irteenth centuries, to be illustrated with maps and plates. the schools of Arineja were renowned
RECUPER), secretary of the academy above all the others of Asia. One cen
of Catania, having written a History of sequence of this passion inr browledge Mount Æina, the work is about to be was, that the most celebrated writings printed. It will form two large volumes, of antiquity were translater into the and be embellished with plates. Armenian language. Among these were JACOPI has published at Pavia, an Homer, Eusebius, more complete than examination of the doctrines of Dr. Dare our Greek and Latin copies, and various
win, relative to the retrograde movement other works on history, philosophy, me of the fluids contained in the lymphatics. dicine, poetry, &c. When this is con. sidered, it seems almost impossible that none of the authors of antiquity, wanting The Imperial Academy of Petersburgl, in Europe, should be found concealed a few years ago, offered a large premium in the literature of Armenia, those of for a chronological account of what are the Greeks in particular.
styled the Byzantine writers, on all subFor the information of several of our jects, from the foundation of Constantin correspondents, who have expressed nople down to its capture by the Turks ; inuch curiosity about the Code NAPO- a period of the utmost importance in the LEON, we insert a view of the whole, as history of the arts, of literature, of reli. contained in the Catalogue of the French gion, and of politics, of all the old worid. booksellers in London :
Among the indications of animals Code Napoléon, 8vo. 1810. 12s. either now unknowil, or at least not Pénal, 8vo. 1810
inhabitants of the countries where these d'Instruction criminelle, 8vo. indications are now found, may be recka 1810
10s. 6d oned the bones of the head, and the Ecclésiastique, 12mo. 1811 25.6d horns, lately found deep in a peat moss de la Conscription, 8vo. 1310 10s, in the north of Russia. The animal must de Commerce, 8vo. 1808 9s. have been about twelve feet lung: the
de Procédure civile, 8vo. 1810 10s. horns were two feet and a half long, and A gentleman who has just returned one foot and a half round at the root, from France, where he has been detained From the appearalice of this imperfect a prisoner at large for several years, has skeleton, it seems to have belonged to acquainted us with the particulars of the Urus or Aurochs, mentioned by inany great improvements lately made Cæsar in his account of Germany, of in the roads, &c. in that country. It which the real existence has been someappears that the French government has times denied by critics. It is not now adopted the suggestion of our correso doubted, however, that the true Urus pondent COMMON SENSE, (see the num may still he occasionally seen in the fo. her for May 1, 1810, or page 309 of our rests of Poland, and even in the moune oth volume, for the details of this plan, tains of Siberia.