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body under the water ? But even was heat promotes evaporation, men if there could be, this would not hot air should be better for respi« assist your arguments; for you tell ration than cold air," you remark us that " if any part of the body as follows. “ For my part, I he left exposed, the contact of should think that' hot air would cold air or cold water to that part beat the lungs faster than cold will raise the chest and produce air, and that cold air would cool infpiration.” This is very well; the lungs faster than hot air." but how does it agree with your Here, fir, you start from and avoid author's theory of evaporation ? the matter in dispute ; but I must “ The function of respiration bring you back to it. According then,” says Dr. H., " is to orig- to your author, respiration is proinate and maintain a certain mo- duced by evaporation from the tion of the animal fibre essential skin and lungs. The question to vitality, and the effect is pro- then is, whether hot air or cold are' duced by the contraction from evap- most proper for evaporation? The oration, excited by atmospherick air.” review afferts that heat promotes Will you please to inform me, evaporation; therefore, according “ Medicus," whether this para, fo the evaporative theory, hot air is graph of yours was intended to more proper for respiration than oppose or to defend Dr. Howard's cold air. It is in vain for you to opinion ?
fay " that, as the intention is to Afperity in scientifick contro- cool the lungs, cool air must be Verfy is unpleasant to every one preferable to hot." Will cold who is inquiring for truth. It is air produce more evaporation itt therefore with regret that I make the lungs than hot? It should use of any expressions with that seem your intention to leave the appearance, nor shall I do so far. doctrine of evaporation to its fate; ther than you have rendered it ne- but if that was defigned, you ceffary. But with regard to the ought not to have' attacked this observations on hot and cold air, sentence which opposes it. I must take the liberty to inform If you permit, I shall take the you that you have either deserted liberty of continuing my remarks your author again, or else you do to you on this subject, and in the not understand the theory you are mean time leave these things for defending. Quoting the obser- your candid and profound investi, vacions from the review, that gation. Philo-LAVOISIER.
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No. i. Qui mores btmituim multorum vidit, el urbisom HORATIUS. . . AMID the numerous pecu- a diversity, perhaps not less discov. liarities, by which the productions erable in common conversation, of different writers are charac- than in the most elaborate literary torized, none appears more con performance ; though at present fpicuous, than diversity of style ; I shall consider it in the latter
certation. Something difcrim- felves in such precipitant producI am predominates in every au- tions. But animation and aceu. It's exptcllion. Some are dif- racy are in to degree incompata
euilhed foi humorous delinea- ible. What I would fug geit, is, uns, others for exquifité tender: that persons, who compote with
S; tome for cogency of argu- fcrupulous exactness, are comi 19, others for delieacy of len- mo:ily lets remarkable for warmth mont; fome for fublimity of of feeling in their writings, than
option, and others for beauty those, who compose with greater ] amenity of communication rapidity at first, and afterward 20s, though all appear solicitous pay attention to correctness. The reach the bournę of eminence, pathetick Virgil is reported to
employ according to theit have pursued the latter course. todonsinant propenfiliés dissimi- In the morning he was habitu. 2. vehicles for conveyance. ated to pour forth in the glow of
Indicious writers have ever re- poetick enthusiasm a large num1 raded words, as subordinate tó ber of verses, and to devote the pode, and by no means, as confi- remainder of the day to painful ,
ting the principal excellence of and rigid amendment. ens composition ; but many; who, As external objects have confes amoured of affe&tation, fiderablc influence on the mind, heter condescend to express an a person's manner of thinkiner will idea; however natural, in a natu- beat a Atriking refemblance of his - manner. By adopting this favoutite purluit. A poet, accusa Frerile mode of communication tomed to contemplate the lovely hey imperceptibly become hà- scenes of nature with an eye of besated to a very erroneous man- rapture, cxhibits in his pieces the Act of concepiion ; unhappily refiftlefs ardour of his soul. His Tigining, that magnificence of expressions are lively, picturesque, taion, novelty of expreffion, and and energetick; he communi. Ecommon constructions are ef-cates a portion of his own ardent sential requisites in an elegant feelings to his reader. A single performance ; and that lenti- fentence will sometimes posless Dent, method, and simplicity are more intrinlick excellence, than a but secondary confiderations. page of unanimated narration. 1. Hafty compositors exhibit a For example; when our Saviour's
ple, diftinguished for animation turning water into wine was give and inaccuracy ; for, if an object en, as a theme, at an English unihe incompletely conceived, the versity, a member, who afterward
deficiency will be immediately became very diftinguished for po. ; * covered. Too indulent, or too etick abilities, instead of compof
such engaged in other pursuits ing a long circumlocutory acPont deliberate thonght, they clothe count, communicated his vivid
bei sentiments in such expref- conception in one line, which for, finns, as most readily occur, re. beauty, force, and originali:y is
dless, whether they are the most perhaps unequalled ;; ... degant or appropriate. Glow of
eliny however and enthusiasm «THE CONSCIOUS WATERS SAW THEIR It unfrequently manifcst them. God, and blusurd."
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THE UNITED STATES. Continued from page 592. * Communications for this article will be extremely acceptable to the Editor. VI. NATHAN' FISKE, D.D. furnishing several numbers which
appeared in the Worcester GaFrom the Palladium. zette under the signature of “The MESSRS. YOUNG & MINNS,
Observer,” and which, after the IN the obituary notice of the death of Dr. Fiske, were collectRev. Dr. Forbes, in your paper ed and published in a different of the 25th inst. it is stated, that form.” " while at Brookfield, he affifted On this subject the writer must his worthy friend, Dr. Fiske, by have been misinformed. If there. gentlemen ever did unite in a pub Magazine, under the titles of lication, as mentioned, the num- « The General Observer”' and bers, it is believed, have never “ The Philanthropist." These been « collected and published in publications were not commenced a different form" ; they certainly until the year 1786, more than have not in the manner the writer ten years after Dr. Forbes was has mentioned.
fettled at Gloucester. The Moral Monitor, to which . The selection for the Moral the writer must have alluded as Monitor was chiefly made by Dr. containing “ several numbers fur- Fiske, a few months previous to nished" by Dr. Forbes, is a cola his death, and left by him in man. lection of essays, principally from uscript. The publication was una series of numbers published in dertaken with a view to further the Worcester Gazette, under the the benevolent intentions of the fignature of “ The Worcester Author, and as a tribute of filial Speculator” and “ The Neigh- respect for his memory. bour," and in the Massachusetts Worcester, Dec. 27, 1804.
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