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Inquiry into the Nature and History of Greek and Latin Poetry; more particularly of the Dramatic Species: tending to ascertain the Laws of Comic Metre in both those Languages. By John Sidney Hawkins, Esq. F. A. S. 8vo. 14s.
Narrative of a Singular Imposition practised the Benevolence of a Lady reupon siding in the vicinity of Bristol, by a young woman of the name of Mary Wilcox, alias Baker, alias Caraboo, 8vo. 5s.
The Ladies' Receipt Book; containing a collection of valuable miscellaneous Receipts and choice Secrets in useful, elegant, and ornamental Arts, selected from various Authors. By William Pybus. 12mo. 1s. 6d.
The Complete Sportsman. By T. H. Needham. 12mo. 7s.
An Inquiry into some of the most Curious and Interesting Subjects of History, Antiquity, and Science; with an Appendix containing the earliest Information of the most remarkable Cities of Ancient and Modern Times. By Thomas Moir. 12mo. 4s.
A Practical Chess Grammar; or, an In troduction to the Royal Game of Chess. By W. S. Kenny. 4to. 7s.
The Pamphleteer, No. XIX.; being an Impartial Record of the best Pamphlets of the day on all Subjects of General Interest.
POLITICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY. A Glance at the State of Public Affairs, as far as relates to the influence of Money and Finance on Manufactures and Commerce. By Friend to all. 8vo. 28.
A New System of Political Economy, adapted to the peculiar circumstances of the present times. Illustrated by copperplates of the Structure and Machinery of the improved Hydrostatic Ship. 8vo. 3s.
House of Commons on the Poor Laws; toReport of the Select Committee of the gether with the Minutes of Evidence, and an Appendix. To which is added, the Report of the Committee of the House of Lords on the Poor Laws. 7s.
Hansard's Parliamentary Debates. Vol. Parliament. L. 1, 11s. 6d. XXXVI. Completing the late Session of
A Portfolio of Fragments relative to the History and Antiquities of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. By Matthew Gregson, Esq. of Liverpool. L. 3, 3s. large paper, L. 4. 4s.
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.
The Traveller's Guide through Switzerland. By M. J. Abel. Arranged and improved by Daniel Wall. Accompanied by a Complete Atlas, &c. 18mo. 16s. An Itinerary of Italy. By M. Riechard. Embellished with three large Maps. 18mo. 10s.
An Itinerary of France and Belgium, or Traveller's Guide through those countries. By M. Riechard. Illustrated by a Map. 18mo. 8s.
The Edinburgh Encyclopædia, or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature. Conducted by David Brewster, LL. D. Vol. XI. Part II. 4to. L. 1, Is.
Sermons on the Doctrines and Duties of the Christian Life. By the late Archibald M'Lean of Edinburgh. To which is prefixed, a Memoir of his Life, Ministry, and Writings. By W. Jones. 8vo. 10s. 6d.
Pharmacopoeia Noscomii Regii Edinburgensis. Fsc. 8vo. 5s.
Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regii Medicorum Edinburgensis. 8vo. 10s. 6d.
A System of Practical Mathematics, containing Geometrical Problems, Plane Trigonometry, Mensuration of Heights and Distances, of Surfaces and Solids, Conic Sections, Specific Gravity, Artificers' Measuring, Guaging, Gunnery, and Spherical
Trigonometry, with its application to the Solution of some useful Geographical, Geodesic, and Astronomical Problems. To which are added, Tables of the Logarithms of Numbers, and of Lines, Tangents, and Secants. Designed for the Use of Schools. By John Davidson, A. M. Teacher, Burntisland. 8vo. 12s.
The Edinburgh Observer, No. II. and III. 4to. Is. each.
WORKS PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION.
Mr Ryley of Liverpool has in the press a new Novel, entitled Fanny Fitzyork, in 3 vols.
The Confession, or the Novice of St Clare, and other Poems, by the author of Purity of Heart, will soon appear.
In the course of the present month will be published, Part I. of an edition of the Hebrew Bible without Points, to be completed in four parts; which is uniform with the edition of the Hebrew Bible with Points, published in May last.
Mr Mason Chamberlin has issued proposals for publishing by subscription, in one octavo volume, The Path of Duty, a moral tale, in four books; Recollections of a Tour in Monmouthshire; Essays in prose and verse, with some lighter pieces.
In the press, Narrative of a Residence in Japan in the years 1811, 1812, and 1813, with observations on the country and people of Japan, by Capt. H. Golownin of the Russian Navy.
Madame de Stael's Memoirs of the Private Life of her Father (the celebrated M. Necker) are nearly ready for publication in one volume 8vo, in French and English.
The long expected Memoirs of Dr Benjamin Franklin, written by himself to a late period, and continued to the time of his death by his Grandson, will appear on the 1st of November. It will form one volume 4to, printed uniformly with his Private Correspondence.
The Rev. T. Kidd of Cambridge is preparing an edition of the complete Works of Demosthenes, Greek and Latin, from the text of Reiske, with collations and various readings.
Dr Turton is printing in a portable form a Conchological Dictionary of the British Islands.
Mr C. Feist will soon publish the Wreath of Solitude, and other peoms, in one volume.
Observations on the Natural History of the Swallow Tribe, with a collateral statement of facts relative to their migration, and to their brumal torpidity, are printing by Mr T. Forster.
Several works from Dr Spurzheim are
expected from Paris to be published in England.
It is proposed to publish immediately after Christmas, and continue annually, a volume containing the Chronology of the last Fifty Years. The first edition will include all events from 1768, to Christmas 1817 inclusive; and in every subsequent year, the first year will be dropped, and the past year added. A contemporaneous chronology will thus be kept up, of events which are interesting to the whole living generation of men, or which can be operative in their effects upon passing and rising events.
A Treatise on Pulmonary Consumption is printing by George Henning, M.D. of Bridgewater.
The History of England, from its earliest period to the death of Elizabeth, is in the press; by the Rev. T. Morell, author of
Studies in History," to which this will form an additional volume. The concluding volume of the Series, in which the History of England will be brought down to the present period, will follow as quickly as possible.
The Rev. Ingram Cobbin, A. M. announces Philanthropy; a Poem..
The Lyrical poetry of the language has swelled, within the last century, from a mole-hill to a mountain; yet there exists no general collection of the exquisite pieces which constitute that species of poetry. The best is by Aikin, containing about two hundred songs; and there are two or three others, but none of them containing above three hundred songs. The Aviary, printed in 1773, contained about eleven hundred songs, decent and indecent; but it has long been out of print, and copies have sold at ten times the original cost. It is proposed, therefore, to stereotype a collection of from 2200 to 2500 pure, elegant, and popular songs, under the title of The Vocal Library; and the work is in such progress that it will be published before Christmas.
The City of Refuge; a poem, in four books, by Mr Thomas Quin; is in the press.
THE election of members to the legislative bodies is just terminated, and the Chambers are ordered to meet upon the 5th of next month. The result of the elections for the department of the Seine presents a kind of compromise between the moderate royalists and the liberal party, there being an equal number returned of each; and on the whole it appears that this new election will still further diminish the influence of the violent royalists. It is the opinion of some, that a strong party in both Houses will be organized, as in the British Parliament, to act in systematic opposition to the measures of administration. This is the natural concomitant of every Government which is in any degree popular; and such, indeed, is the perpetual tendency of power to corruption and abuse, that it requires all the acuteness and activity of a hostile party to preserve it in tolerable moderation.
It is stated, in an article dated Frankfort, that a meeting of the allied sovereigns will take place in the course of the year, to adopt some final resolutions respecting the army of occupation in France. Manheim is spoken of as the place where this Congress will assemble; and two points will then be considered, namely, whether the. army of observation can be reduced, or whether it cannot be altogether with
The pages of the French journals have, for some time, been filled, for the most part, with details of trials for murders and treasons; and one of the latter cases is worthy of remark. It is entitled, the plot of the Black Pin, that being the sign by which the parties in the conspiracy were known to one another. They were ten in number, and, with one exception, disaffected officers, not above the rank of captain; their immediate object was the seizure of the castle of Vincennes, and their motive, the overthrow of the Bourbon dynasty. The evidence consisted, 1st, of the declarations of one Monnier, who came forward avowedly to save his own life; when at the instant of being carried off to execution; 2d, of the testimony of one Grimaldi, an acknowledged spy receiving a pension from the police; 3d, of that species of testimony so much relied upon in
France, the admissions of the prisoners against each other and against themselves. The trial terminated with the acquittal of the accused.
A young man, named Brunet, son of a shoemaker, is now detained in prison at Rouen, on a charge of pretending to be Louis Seventeenth, who died in the Temple. -The imposition has been proved beyond a shadow of doubt, yet many persons of affluence support him in prison.
Finance. On the 1st of this month. conformably to the law of the 28th of April 1816, the Baron Dutremblay, Director-General of the sinking fund, and of the funds of deposits and of judiciary consignments, furnished to the committee of supervision the account of the state of these funds during the third quarter of 1817. This account, which has been published officially, presents the following results:-
Sinking Fund.-Receipt to the 30th of June 1817, 41,544,485 fr. 50 c. viz. 40,000,000 fr. on the capital of dotation, and 1,544,845 fr. 50 c. on the expired
Receipt during the third quarter, 1817, 11,981,552 fr. 50 c. viz. 10,000,000 fr. on the capital of dotation, and 1,981,552 fr. 50 c. on the expired arrears.
General total of receipts to the 30th of September 1817, 53,526,038 fr.
Expenditure.-Previous to the 1st of July 1817, the fund had expended 41,218,669 fr. for the purchase of 3,410,175 fr. of annuity on the Great Book.
It has expended during the third quarter of 1817, 10,038,454 fr. 3 c. for the purchase of 746,175 fr. of annuity.
General total of expence to the 30th of
Fund of Consignments and Deposits.The receipts for judiciary and administrative consignments amounted on the 30th of September 1817, to 6,999,514 fr. 10 c. and the payments made, to 1,788,807 fr. 42 c.
Remains as well in the fund as in disposable effects in the porte feuille, 5,210,706 fr. 68 c.
The receipts made under the head of deposits amounted, on the 30th of September 1817, to 29,424,200 fr. and the payments made to 18,855,639 fr. 54 c. Re
mains in the fund 10,568,561 fr. 25 c. consisting of specie and annuities on the Great Book belonging to the different administrations or establishments.
Discontents have arisen among the people of Sicily, in consequence of the re-establishment of arbitrary dominion in that country. From the French journals it would appear, that these discontents had ripened into a plot, involving the parties concerned in it in the crime of high treason. The particulars of the charge are not given; but it is stated, that fourteen of the parties had been found guilty; that the ringleader was sentenced to be hanged, and then beheaded; and that by a refinement of cruelty, two of his accomplices were doomed to put the rope about his neck, and then to be imprisoned, one of them for 25 years, and the other for life; the rest were condemned to various periods of imprisonment.
The execution took
place on the 9th August.
The Ex-King of Rome, it is now stated, is destined, when he becomes of age, to enter into holy orders, and to be appointed Archbishop Primate of Ratisbon, and Arch-chancellor of the German empire. From the profession to which he is now designated, it is not improbable that he may one day attain the Popedom; and, among the many surprising changes re sulting from the counter-revolution in France, it will not be one of the least to find young Napoleon asserting, with a high hand, those pretensions of the Holy See, of which his father was a most determined opponent.
The French refugees, exiled by the special ordonnance of the French Government, issued in July 1815, have been refused an asylum in the Neapolitan territories. The Government of Naples, in this instance, acted under a notification made to it by the ministers of the powers Lately in alliance against France.
The Portuguese Regency have lately experienced considerable difficulty in sending to the Brazils the levies ordered by their sovereign. One regiment, when ordered to embark, deserted its colours in bodies of fifties and hundreds; and another, more determined on disobedience, is said to have declared to their officers on parade, that they would not be transported, without having committed an offence, and threatened to repel force by force. The influence of Marshal Beresford was called in to appease the disorder, and he at length succeeded in gaining obedience to the will of Government; but, as it is said, upon a solemn promise given by himself, that such as desired it should be at liberty to return
to Portugal in three years; and the men were allowed to take with them their wives and children.
In this country private associations have been formed, the members of which engage not to use any foreign manufactures of which similar fabrics can be obtained at home. These proceedings, however, will not present any effectual barrier against the introduction of British manufactures; as we may be assured, that individuals will always be governed by their own private interests; and will not, from any vague notions of public advantage, purchase at a dear market, while the goods in request can be had at a cheaper one.
There has been established at Berlin a military school for swimming. Each company of the guards and grenadiers has a master for swimming. Already more than 1000 soldiers have learned to swim. It requires but fifteen days exercise to make them understand it.
RUSSIA AND TURKEY.
The Emperor Alexander has published an ukase, announcing that no recruits will be required this year for the Russian army.
According to the German papers, some apprehensions are entertained that the death of Czerny Georges may lead to serious differences between Russia and Turkey. As soon, it is said, as intelligence of his execution was received at Petersburgh, a courier was immediately dispatched to the Russian Minister at Constantinople, commanding him to require categorically, and within fourteen days, a public declaration from the Government, disavowing this act, and ordering the exemplary punishment of the perpetrators; and, in case of the noncompliance of the Porte, he was immediately to leave Constantinople. It is not very likely, however, that the Turkish Government will be very tenacious in the defence of any of its inferior officers; and, if Russia will be satisfied with the sacrifice of the bashaw who ordered the execution complained of, this penalty will probably be cheerfully paid, rather than encounter the serious evil of a Russian war.
It will be recollected, that a treaty was some time since concluded between the Government of the Ionian Isles, then, as now, under the protection of Britain and the Sublime Porte, by which the fort of Parga, on the mainland of Albania, was to be delivered up by the British to the Turks, on one condition among others, that the inhabitants should be at liberty to leave the place if they chose, and should receive from
the Turkish Government proper indemnities for their possessions. It now appears, that, on proceeding to make the delivery on these terms, the greater part of the inhabitants were so appalled by the dangers which they had to apprehend from returning again under the Turkish yoke, that they resolved to profit by the alternative allowed them; in consequence of which, it was found that the Turkish Government would have to pay them in indemnities nearly twenty-four millions of piastres. The payment of such a sum was far beyond the expectation or the means of the Turkish monarch; the evacuation and surrender of the place has therefore been postponed, and four English officers have been sent to Parga, for the purpose of assisting the inhabitants in defending the place, and in securing them from a coup de main.
ISLAND OF JAVA.
Recent accounts from this island state, that the neighbourhood of Batavia had suffered from the eruptions of a burning mountain, and that this phenomenon had been attended with all the accompaniments of an earthquake. The waters rose to an unusual height, and trees were thrown down from the mountains. Two other mountains sunk into the earth, carrying with them their unfortunate inhabitants.
STATES OF BARBARY.
The Barbary powers appear to be recovering fast from the panic and punishment which the British expedition inflicted on them last year. The Algerines, having renovated their navy, and restored the fortifications of their capital, are again proceeding to renew their piracies against the European trade; and it is singular, that the Russian Consul at Hamburgh, alarmed by their depredations, has notified to the captains of Russian vessels the necessity of providing themselves with Turkish passports, as a security against attack, assuring them, however, that the Emperor Alexander was resolved upon adopting the most effectual measures for altogether freeing the trade of Europe from this disgraceful annoyance.
The plague still continues to rage at Algiers with dreadful violence. The superstition of the natives, combined with their slovenliness, increases the number of its victims, and causes it to spread in every direction-no measure of precaution being employed to confine its range. By late accounts, from 200 to 300 are estimated to die daily. The fever has not extended to Tunis.
Letters from Norfolk, Virginia, of 13th August, state, that there had been a terrible inundation at Baltimore. On the 8th of August there was a torrent of rain, and on the following day the waters in Jones's Fall rose to an unusual height, carrying away every thing before it; mills, bridges, houses, &c. The injury done to Baltimore alone is estimated at upwards of one million of dollars-almost every bridge is said to have been carried away.
A Charleston paper of 5th September states, that the fever there had so much increased, it was expected its ravages would not be stopped until the appearance of frosty weather. According to the report of the Board of Health of that city, during the period of seven days, there had been 48 deaths, including 16 who were carried off by the yellow-fever.
Various communications have been received from different parts of South America, which appear quite decisive as to the success of the Independent arms in Venezuela. According to these accounts, which are sufficiently circumstantial, the Spaniards are confined to the towns of Barcelona and Cumana, while, on the side of Caraccas, they still hold possession of the level country to the northward of the immense plains which stretch into the interior. The fortress of Augustura and Guayana have both surrendered to the patriot forces, who now occupy all the country watered by the Orinoco. The different corps which were successfully engaged in these operations, amounting to 6000 men, are now disengaged, and about to proceed towards the coast, in order to expel their enemies from this part of the country. The generals who command this part of the Insurgent force are, Bolivar, Piar, Arismendi, Bermudes, and Cedeno. addition to this force, Marino is at Cumanacoa with 2000 men, and Roxas at Maturin. Monagas and Zaraza, with their cavalry, are in the plains of Barcelona, while Paez, the Santa Fe chieftain, occupies all the country from Varinas to Calaboso.
The wreck of the royalist force in attempting to escape by the Orinoco, had fallen into the hands of Brion, the patriot admiral, who captured 14 of their largest vessels, one of which had the governor, Fitzgerald, General La Torre, and the bishop, on board, with the whole staff and treasure. The priests and friars had embarked all their private property and church plate on board the fleet; the royalist merchants all the dollars they had left in their