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Literary and Philosophical Intelligence. [April 1, followed by crowned heads and persons 500l. towards its support, The first of high rank throughout Europe.
Oration was delivered by Sir E. HOME. Dr. SPURZHEIM, the colleague of Dr, Early in the present month a meeting GAL! in bis Lectures on Craniology, is took place at the London Tavern of now in London, and about to commence many of those benevolent persons whose a course of Lectures on that novel suh- plans and exertions in the cause of hu. ject. He purposes also to publish, a manity, for many years past, have tended View of the Doctrines of Gall; and io to reinore from the nation part of the illustrate the work with numerous ei. disgrace of twenty years offensive war; gravings, made from drawings of the which has cost six millions of lives, and skulls of criminals, and others in Geri covered the world with desolation and many and France. The subject merits mourning. The object of the meeting notice, but its deductions appear to us was to effect a reform or change in the to have been made with those over-san treatinent of INSANITY. Hitberto the guine feelings that usually characterize insane have been subject to a severe and new discoveries. Dr. S. is an Austrian, harsh treatment; and the strong prin and enjoys considerable reputation at ciple of FEAR, sternly and indiscrimiVienna as a man of learning and science. nately applied, has been almost the only
The Personal Travels of M. DE HUN means adopted of correcting the wanBOLDT to the Equinoctial Regions of the derings of reason, or the diseased ebulliNew Continent, during the years 1799- tions of passion. It has, however, been 1804 ; with a Picturesque Atlas, Maps, ascertained by an experiment made in : Plans, &c. translated into English by a lunatic asylum called the RETREAT, at Ielen Maria Williams, will appear in a York,* that' better efiects have resulted few weeks.
from a system, the prevailing feature of LORD LAUDERDALE is preparing a pain. wbich is kindness, and eren certain de phlet on the Corn Laws; a subject which grees of indulgence: and a laudable 110 person is qualified to treat with greater desire to extend the same system to the ability.
metropolis, led to this meeting at the Lon. Early in April will be published, the don Tavern. The institution there proTravels to the Source of the Missouri posed, and the design of which was River, and across the American Contia zealously adopted by the meeting, is nent, to the Pacific Ocean, performed hy intended to be founded near London, order of the Government of the United for the accommodation of 400 patients States in the Years 1804, 1805, and of every class, upon terms suited to the 1806, by Captains Lewis and Clarke, poor as well as io the rich. A space of They departed from St. Louis on the pot less than foriy acres is to be allotted Mississippi, in May 1804, and ascended to the building, for garden ground and the Missouri, by computation 3843 miles, other purposes, either of pleasure or by July 1805. They then proceeded on profit.' Ts expences to be defrayed by horseback across the range of mountains a subscription of 1000 shareholders at which separates the sástern and western 1001, each It was stated at the meeting, waters, sixty miles of their journey being that an intelligent physician estimates
In September they embarked the namber of insane persons, in and on a river running to the westward, and in near London, at 6000; and that nearly November teached the Pacific Ocean at half the number of patients admitted the mouth of the great river Columbia. into the hospitals are every year disThey began their return in March 1806, missed as incurable. In the RETREAT, and arrived at St. Louis in November at york, where the mild treatment has followig, baving thus, in the course of been acted upon for many years, the little more than two years, complexed a ratio is 16 out of 82, old or hopeless laborious and important expedition of cases,
which have been discharged 5000 miles,
cured; in St. Luke's but 18 out of 323; Mr. J. H. MERIVALE has in the press, and in Bethlem but 1 out of 78. These Orlando in Roncesvalles, a poem, with facis are unerring proofs of the public wood-cut vignettes.
dury of supporting the new system. An annual Oration has been instituted Mr. ADOLPIUS's long-announced Pofor the 14th of every February, at the litical State of the British Empire, will Royal College of Surgeons, commemo consist of a General View of the Dorative of the character and pursuits of the late JOIN HUNTER. Dr. Baillie, and * We propose to give a full account of Sir E. llom, have each contributed thifs establishment in our next.
mestic and Foreign Possessions of the Mere pamphlets of a temporary or local Cronn, the Laws, Commerce, Revenues, nature, only remarkable for their scarcity, Offices, and other Establishments, Milic will not have a place in the collection. tary as well as Civil, and extend to four The first Tract proposed to be printed is volumes in octavo).
Robert Greene's Philomela; or Laily The Culloden Papers will consist of Fitzwater's Nightingale; an interesting an extensive and interesting Correspon- prototype of our modern novels. dence from the Year 1625 to 1748 ; Another work of analogous character throwing much new light upon that is announced under the title of Heliconia; eventful period of British History, but containing a reprint of the most scarce more particularly relating to the Rebels and curious of our old English Poetry, lions in 1715 and 1745; and including first published in the reign of Queen many Letiers from the unfortunate Lord Elizabeth; with Notes, Biographical and Lovat, and other distingnished Persons Illustrative, by Thomas Parti, F.S.A. of the time. The whole will be pub- and other gentlemen conversant in that lished from the originals in the posses. branch of literature. It will be hand. sion of Duncan Forbes, of Culloden, somely printed in royal quarto.--The .esq. with an Introduction, including following rare works are in forwardness Memoirs of Duncan Forbes, Lord Pre. for the Heliconia. sident of the Court of Session.
1. A Gorgious Gallery of Gallant InAs a compliment due to a life which ventions, garnised and decked with divers has been devoted to the cause of science, dayntie devises, right, delicate, and delightthe trustees of the British Museum bave fuli, to recreate eche modest minde withiall. placed a bronze bust of Sia JOSEPHI 2. A Handefull of Pleasant Delites, Banks on the great stair-case of that no- containing sundrie new sonets and delecble building. The bust is the entire work table histories in divers kindes of meeter: of the Ilon. Mrs. Damer, and does cre- newly devised to tlie newest tunes, &c. dit to her acknowledged talents in this by Clement Robinson and others, 1504. important branch of art. It was pre
3. The Phenix Nest, built up with the
most rare and refined Workes of Noblemen, sented by her to the Museum, and the
woorthy Knightes, gallant · Gentlemen, conspicuous disposition of it is creditable Masters of Arts, and brave Schollars. to all the parties.
4. England's Parnassis ; or the choycest MR. ARTiur CÈIFFORU, Editor of flowers of our moderne poets, with their Sadler's State Papers, and of the Tixall poeticaļi comparisovs ; descriptions of Poetry, has in the press a new work, en• bewties, personages, castles, pallaces, titled, Tixall Letters, or the Correspone mountaines, groves, seas, springs, rivers, dence of the Aston Family and iheir &c. Whereunto are annexed other various Friends during the 17th Century. This discourses, both pleasant and profitable. work, which will form two volumes, will Inprinted at London for N. L. C. B. and
T. H. 1600. appear early in June. Lord Thurlow is preparing for publi- Muses. Iniprinied at London, by F. K.
5. Bel-vedere, or the Garden of the cation, the Doge's Daughter, a Poem, in
for Hugh Astley, dwelling at Saint Magnus two cantos, with several translations of
Corner, 1600. Anacreon and liorace.
6. The Life and Death of Thomas Wol - A work of considerable interest is sey, Cardinall. Divided into three parts: announced, in royal octavo, under the his' Aspiring, Triumph, and Death. By title of Archaica ; which is to contain a Thomas Storer, student of Christ Church reprint of scarce old English Tracts, in Oxford, At London, printed by Thomas with Prefaces and Nores, Critical and Dawson, 1599. Biographical. Great care will be ex The impression of the Archaica and ercised in the selection of these Tracts, lleliconia is to be limited to two hundrert which will be chosen out of such as copies. illustrate the character of our ancient
VISCOUNT DILlon has in the press literature; the manners and customs of a 410. volume, entitled, Tuctica; being the times, and the taste of the people the System of War of the Grecians, acat the period of their publication; of cording to Elian, wish the notes of comsuch as are frequently referred to by mentators, explanatory plates, and a prehistorians and critics. Among these are liminary discourse. many of the Tracts of Robert Greene, Mr. Nichols's Continuation of bis Lin Gabriel Harvey, Thomas Lodge, Thomas terary Anecrlotes, to the year 1800, from Nash, John Lilly, and Nicholas Breton, the very nunierous aciditions with which MONTHLY MAG, No. 253.
254 Literary and Philosophical Intelligence. (April 1, he has been savoured by various corre. mond, and other writers ; compiled foc spondents, will extend to two volumes : general circulation, introduction into one of which will appear early in May. schools, and gratuitous distribution:
It appears, by a statement in the Apo The governor and directors of Greenthecaries' Repository, that Moon, the wich Ilospital have recently ordered maniac, said to be cured at Siou Vale, is certain trials to be made of the improvean outrageous maniac in a mad.
ments made by Mr. Adams, the Exeter house at Devizes. He describes his oculist, in treating the various species of treatment as consisting, in one day cataract and the Egyptian ophthalmia. having a stream of cold water poured on It appears from the report of the medical bis head, while his body was immersed in officers of the establishment, and a per. hot water; and on the next day reversing sonal examination by the directors of the heat of the fluids.
the patients who were placed under the A work is announced, by subscription, care of Mr. Adams, that his modes of entitled Roman Costume, from the latter treatment have been invariably attended period of the Republic to the close of with most complete success. ibe Empire in the East; by a Graduate portion of eyes totally destroyed by the of the University of Oxford, and F.S.A. former modes of operating, appear to The valuable discovery of Paintings and have been in the proportion of one half; Bronzes, by the excavations at Hercula- whereas, in thirty-one eyes operated neum, afford authentic originals for the upon by Mr. Adams, there was only one dress at the beginning of the Empire. case of failure. The Colunin of Trajan presents inany A Description of the Collection of Anspecimens in the commencement of the tient Marbles in the British Museum, with following century, as does that of An- engravings, is prlating in 4to. topine for the middle of it, The Arch. In our last Number we gave place to of Severus begins the succeeding one ; a report founded on respectable autho. inat of Constantine the next; and the rity, stating that the Courier and States. Column of Theodosius the middle of the man Newspapers were to be disposed of, tollowing one. Other pieces of sculpture, and we accompanied that report with «iyptics, and coins, fill up the interme. some observations tending to prove the diate times, and extend it to the end of advantage which a ininisterial journal pose the Empire of the West. That assiduous sesses over an independent one. We collector, Du Cange, and others, lend have, however, authority now to state, their able assistance towards the pursuit that there was no cruth in the report as of Costume in the Eastern Empire; and far as regarded the Statesman, the proprieits latter periods have survived the tor of which journal is still persevering in sayages of time in illuminations on
the same political career that has ale vellum, illustrating the literary produc- ways marked his conduct. cions of the age. The correct colours MATTHEW MONTAGU, Esq. is preparing of the Roman dress are to be found, a tbird portion, or volumes V. and VI. not only by a reference to the notices of the Letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Monta. of their authors, but in the Herculaneum gu, and some of her correspondents. paintings, tessellated paveinents, and Mr. Join Craig will speedily publishi
, Greek manuscripts.
the Elements of Political Science, in The first voluine is in the press of the three octavo volumės. History and Antiquities of the County of Dr. W. BURNEY, of Gosport, anPlertford, containing the Hundreds of nounces an improved edition of Fale Cashio and Dacorum, compiled from coner's Universal Dictionary of the the best prioted authorities and original Marine. It is to be illustrated with a records, preserved in private collections variety of Modern Designs of Shipping, and public repositories, by ROBERT together with separate Views of their CLUTTER BUCK, of Watford, Esq. F.S.A. Masts, Sails, Yards, and Rigging; and It will be embellished with views of an followed by a Vocabulary of the French tiquities, &c.
Sen Terms and Phrases, collected from The Rev. Thos. DUDLEY FOSBROOKE, the works of French writers. M.A. F.A.S. Author of British Mova The Rev. Mr. KETT, author' of the chism, proposes to publish a cheap Exa Elements of General Knowledge, &c. planatory Commentary on the New Tesa has in the press, a work to be entitled tament, price only balf.a-crown; com. “ The Flowers of Wit," or a select colplete, though concise, from Whitby, Ham lection of Bon Møts, with Biographical
and Critical Remarks; to which are the Hebrew. It is designed for the use added some Gasconades, Puns, and Bulls. of those who wish to learn a language
Mr. Pinkerton's General Collection rich, nervous, highly cultivated," and of Voyages and Travels, forming a com- ancient, yet still living; having so great plete History of the Origin and Progress an affinity to the Hebrew as to be deem. of Discovery, hy Sea and Land, from ed tlie royal road to it. An interlineary the earliest ages to the present time, Latin Version will accompany the Arabic and embellished with 200 engravings, Text, the pronunciation of which will be will be completed in seventeen quarto noted in Roman letters, and the text 'volumes.
translated into English. Dr. BENJAMIN HEYNE, who has been MAJOR LANDMANN'S Historical, Milio for several years in the confidential ser- tary, and Picturesque Observations on vice of the East India Company, is about Portugal; illustrated by numerous to publish a work, entitled, Tracts Statisti- loured Views, and authentic Plans of all cal and Historical on India. The author's the Sieges and Battles fought in the situation enabled him to examine many Peninsula during the present War, will sources of information from which he forin two elegant volumes; the first comwould otherwise have been excluded. prising the Military and Political Ac
MIR. JOHN Dunlop has coinpleted the count of that country, from the earliest History of Fiction, in 3 vols. being a cri- period down to the time of publication; tical account and analysis of the most ce and the second volume, containing the lebrated prose works of fiction, from the Author's Military Reconnoissances, the earliest Greek romances to the novels of Local llistory and Picturesque Observathe present age:
tions, bellislied with the Views seOn the 2d of April will appear, Histo- lected for the purpose of conveying as rical Sketches of Politics and Public Men much military information as possible. for the Year 1813-14.
The engravings, about seventy in num. Dr. Henry HERBERT SOUTHEY las ber, will be accurately coloured, from the nearly ready for publication, a volume of original drawings of the author; and the Observationson Pulmonary Consumption. whole will be comprised in twelve or
Mrs. Grant, author of The Highland- fourtcen parts, published monthly, price ers and other poems, is printing, Eighteen One Guinea each. Hundred and Thirteen, a poein, in two Mr. WILLIAM BERRY, late of the parts.
College of Arms, London, proposes to · Mr. Saurey is preparing for publica. publish the Ilistory of the Island of tion, the Morbid Anatomy of the Brain Guernsey, (part of the Ancient Duchy in Mania and Hydrophobia; with the of Normandy,) froin the remotest period Pathology of the two Diseases, and Expe• of Antiquity to the Year 1813. It will riinents to ascertain the presence of Wa. be illustrated with thirty plates, and will ter in the Ventricles and Pericardium; be printed in quarto, containing an accollected from the papers of the late Dr. count of the Island, its Government, Andrew Marshall, lecturer on Anatomy, Privileges, Customs, &c. with particulars with a biographical sketch of his life. of the neighbouring Islands; compiled
Speedily will be published, in 3 vols. from the Manuscripts of the late Henry 8vo. specimens of the Classic Poets, in Budd, esq. a chronological series from Homer to Try. In the course of the spring will be phiodorus, translated into English verse, published, Researches into the History and illustrated with biographical and cri- and Invention of Playing Cards, with tical notices, by CHARLES ABRAHAM Incidental Illustrations of Ancient ManELTON, Esq. Author of a Translation of ners, and of the Origin of Printing and Hesiod.
Engraving on Wood; embellished with The Rev. JOHN FREDERICK Usko, eighteen engravings, among which will Professor of Oriental Languages in the be fac-similes of Ancient Cards. University of Konigsberg, and Rector of A new edition is printing, in six voOrsett, Ëssex, has advertised his inten- lumes octavo, of Burnet's History of the sion to publish, by subscription, a Gram- Reformation. mar of the Arabic Language, accom
Mr. Gough, of Manchester, says, panied by a Praxis of the First Three that he kept a monthly account of the Chapters of Genesis z with an Analysis temperature of a well, for the years 1795 of the Words, and a Vocabulary, in and 1798, the perpendicular depth of which the primary signification of each which was 20 feet; and the annual varia, word is investigated and compared with ation of its temperature fell a little short
Literary and Philosophical Intelligence. [April 1, of 4o. But he says, the temperature of or Scenographic Projection; containing the ground, at the depth of 20 feet, is at various rules for delineating designs on the bighest in October, when a thermo- plane surfaces, and taking views froin na. meter exposed to the atmosphere makes ture, by the most easy and simple me. the monthly mean coincide with that of thods; by RICHARD Brown, Architect the year: on the contraiy, the subterra. and Drawing-Master, nean tenperature does not arrive at a Mr. Busby, Architect, is preparing minimum belore the end of March; for the press, a Succinct Statement of which is three months later than the the important Advantages of bis Practice coldest neatlier above-ground.
of preparing Models for intended BuildMr. OCTAVIUS Gilchrist is preparing ings, in preference to Plans, Elevations, for the press, a Selection of Old Plays, and Sections. to be published in fifteen octavo volumes, The thirty-fifth 'number of ihe Retrowith Biographical Notices. and Notes, spect of Philosophical, Mechanical, Che. Critical and Explanatory. This work, mical, and Agricultural Discoveries, will founded on Dodsley's Old Plays, as be published on the 1st of May. edited by Mr. Isaac Reed, will he en Dr. BURNETT, late physician to the richer? by the accession of a very va
Mediterrancan ficar, has in the press, an
Diseases of the Chest wbich have their
Ancient Poetry, from unpublished MSS. Letters from Edinburgh are in the and scarce Books. Among other poems press, containing a detailed account of here collected will be found some very the present state of society and manners singular old Ballails, including one on in the northern metropolis, sketches of the Death of Sir Thomas Overbury. eminent living characters, &c.
MR. STEVENSON, surgeon-oculist, has Count RUMFORD, who, as a philosoin the press, nearly ready for publication, pher and friend of man, rises on a par with a greaily enlarged edition of his Treatise bis illustrious countryman Franklin, has on Cataraci, containing, besides many lately been engaged in a new series of new practical remarks, some important experiments, on the draft of carriages pathological vbservations, bitherto unno. with broad and narrow wheels. It is Riced in the science of optics.
commonly considered that broad wheels, The Rev. INGRAN COBBIN has select- by presenting a greater surface of friction, ied and translated select discourses from require a greater draft; but among the most eminent French divines, with other applications of philosophy to combiographical notices of the authors, mon life, during the French revolution, which he proposes to publish under the it was ordered that all loaded carriages title of The French Preacher,
on the roads of France should have MR. VERRAL, Author of "The Plea- broad wheels. The consequence is, that sures of Possession,” is on the point of the roads of France are now.the best in publishing a volume of Poems, including the world; and it is found that as they a tragedy and another dramatic piece, are never cut up by narrow'wheels, so both of which bave been rejected by the broad wheels require less draft than theatres.
narrow ones, and are now preferred all On the 1st of May will be published, over France, by carriers of every des. Part I. (to be completed in four parts), scription, as less liable to wear out, and Ehe Principles of Practical Perspective, as requiring but one fourt! of the num.