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quently to make her go without the least This may unquestionably be denomiair stirring, i. e, in a dead calm.

nated a matchless collection ;--but at the All his own invention.

same time that we beltow upon it every After the copies shall have been deli- eulogium which the united efforts of artists vered out to every subscriber, or the per- of other days, and other climes, are enson he authorises to receive the fame, all titled to, the numbers will be put in a wheel, and

" On: Greece and Rome why lavish all our praise ?every hundredth number that shall be. drawn, will be entitled to a small model Let us not neglect the natives of our own of the Aeroftatic Machine called Danze country, which, notwithstanding the line, ready fitted up. The drawing to visionary calculations of M. L'Abbo take place in the course of May 1799, in Winckelman, and fome other writers, the presence of the fubscribers residing at who have tried to prove that we are the place of drawing, which place, as

in too cold latitude for the production of well as the day of drawing, is to be pub- works of geniusz may now boast of prolicly advertised. The expence attending

ductions that will itand the test of com. the conveyance of the models to be de parison ; of productions, which prove that frayed by the winners; and a list of such we have improved, and are improving in winning members will likewise be pub

the polite arts. lished. Subscriptions taken in Great MACKLIN's gallery, consisting of a Britain, by Dulau and Co.

collection of pictures by English artists, A publication is about to appear un. generally painted in a ftyle that does der the title of the Ladies Annual Re. great honour to the English school, is gifter,' intended to record whatever passes now submitted to the public, and to be in each preceding year interesting in disposed of by tickets, price si. gs. each any degree to the female and fashionable to be determined by the ensuing Staté world.

Lottery. To those who wish to poffefs a EICHHORN'S Introduction the chance for some of the finest pictures that Books of the Old Teltament and Apocry- ever were painted in this country, this pha, will shortly be committed to the affords an admirable opportunity, at a University press, by the Rev. Mr. Lloyd, very small expence, for every unsuccessful Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge; adventurer is entitled to two prints, the who, instead of confining his attention to figures in which are engraved by Bartotranslating alone, has undertaken to an- lozzi, and at a very low estimation may swer the objections of the author, and be deemed worth half the original price fubjoin important additions to his work.

of the ticket. THE ARTS. To the admirers of the

An exhibition of a new and very fingu fine arts, LONDON at present affords a

lar description is on the point of being variety of entertainment, which for va- opened in the Haymarket. It consists of lue, variety, and splendour, cannot be between one and two hundred pictures paralleled in any other city in the world, of birds, beasts, and fishes, by the late

The Orleans Gallery was once the Mr. Elier of Farnham, in Surrey. This great ornament of Paris : the pictures are modest, unassuming, and admirable artist, faid to have cost the immente sum of retained for more than half a century the 480,000l. On the breaking out of the first rank in that branch of the arts troubles in France, they passed from the which he professed and practised. In hands of the proprietors into those of laborious and high-finishing he Mr. Woliiers, the banker, of Brussels ; been equalled by fome of the Flemish and by whom they were made over to M. De Dutch painters; bui in accuracy of drawLa Borde, banker to the King of France; ing, character of the fpecies, and spirit, and by him they were very judiciously he excelled them all. He died a short consigned to England.

time since, at 82 years of age. The picThe first part of the collection, confift- tures which were not disposed of at his ing of the Flemish and Dutch pi&tures, death, among which are some of the best were sold, in the year 1793.

The re

he ever painted, will be submitted to mainder, consisting of the Italian School, public inspection, in the Haymarket, as hy much the most valuable, are now upon

The Sportsman's Exhibition. fale. The whole, consisting of 296 pic

The honourable Mrs. Damer has tures, were purchased by the Dike of offered to execute a portrait of Lord Bridgewater, Lord Carlisle, and Lord NELSON, either in marble or bronze, to Gower, for something more than forty be placed in any part of the city which shousand pounds,

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55 may deem proper. This, while it com The late Empress of Russia was pleased memorates the victory obtained by the to honour him with orders to execute a gallant admiral, reflects high honour on complete cabinet of intaglios and cameos, the lady, who in this age of trifling and accompanied with an historical descripdissipation, can quit the gay and giddy tion; and preserving, as accurately as circle of fashionable folly, and boldly possible, the appearance of the original venture on a talk which demands not only gems. He has for many years been entalents and taste, but labour and perfe- gaged in foreign and other commissions verance.

for select collections of intaglios and An admirable copy from an equestrian caineos, also of sulphurs and other cheap model of the King by Carlini, was fome compofitions. The intaglios are so made time since etched by Bartolozzi, and is as to seal either with or without being now completed, and published by BROM- mounted in seals, and are placed in vari

ous kinds of small cabinets, which are Some very correct and spirited copies esteemed peculiarly convenient for ladies from Hogarth are just published in the who amuie themselves by cafting imthird volume of John IRELAND'S Il- pressions.-As mèdals have ever been a lustrations of Hogarth,copied from ori- favourite mode of procuring the portraits ginal drawings, &c. in the possession of of celebrated characters, Mr. PINKERthe Editor, who also posseffes twelve very TON, who has been at uncommon pains curious pictures from Hudibras, painted in obtaining the most authentic portraits in the early part of Hogarth's life, and of the Scottish kings, has suggested the beaming with spirit and character. modelling of thele, and such other sub

With a view to the farther advance- jects as it may be thought proper to perment of the imitative arts, Mr. JAMES petuate. Mr. P. has enabled Messrs. TASSIE, No. 20, Leicester-Square, Lon- Tassie senior and junior to make a bedon, has long been employed, and with ginning, and specimens may now be seen great success, in transfering the figures of James I, to James V. and of Mary. and heads of antique and modern engraved To avoid the expence incident to the engems into coloured glass and enamel, fiini- graving or dyes, those medals are to be lar to the originals in colour, durability, cast in metal, in imitation of such as were and brilliancy. This, according to the executed at the time of the revival of the opinion expressed by some eminent con Should this attempt meet with apnoiseurs, proves to be the finest discovery probation, it is intended to go as far back for perpetuating the works of miniature as any real vestige can justify: --Mr. sculpture that has been made in modern TASSIE's collection of coloured paste intimes. Hence may various remains of taglios and cameos, white enamel, and ancient genius, which were lost to the fulphur impressions of ancient and modern world at large, be universally diffused, geins, which amounts to 20,000, has been with all their intrinsic excellence. It about forty years in forming, and exceeds tends greatly to facilitate this branch of in number, variety of subjects, and style the Itudy of antiquity, that the subjects of engraving, every other in Europe. It may be comprehended in a narrow com contains almost every great collection of país, are conveniently portable, and not originals, including the best works of liable to mutulation, like the other pro- antiquity; together with such as barductions of sculpture, which are formed barous or lets polished ages, as well as in the ordinary manner. Having about modern times, have produced. In this thirty years ago been induced to give up view, it is peculiarly calculated to few his practice in the large figures, Mr. the origin, progress, former perfection, Tassie betook himself also to the mo and present state of the art. delling of portraits, finished in semi There has appeared at Paris, fronx transparent enamel, resembling the purest Didot's press, in 4.to. a very complete oriental onyx, and suitable to be used as edition of " Anacreon;" containing the rings, bracelets, seals, and other orna Greek text, the Latin version, a French ments. The society of arts and com- translation, critical notes, and two premerce considered his specimens of cameos liminary differtations by Profesor GAIL, to be lo great an improvement, that they Greek odes fet to music, and a discourse were pleased to encourage him by a hand on the music of the Greeks. some bounty. He has been countenanced In a contagious typhous fever which by many of the first personages in this prevailed in Tuscany about a year since, country, as well as by several diftin- Dr. Polidori successfully made use of guished promoters of the arts abroad. a method, contisting of the exhibition of

mild

arts.

mild stimulants, small doses of laudanum, A complete and elegant edition of the a moderately cordial regimen with wine, musical works of Mozart is publishing by the admission of pure air, and abstaining Breitkopf and HÆRTEL at Leipfic. from all evacuating and debilitating mea The French botaniits in Egypt have fures. The Peruvian bark was always had a very poor harvest. The country found useless or hurtful. We rejoice to has not yielded them more than twenty fee such an improvement upon former different species. The most extraordinary practice introduced into a country lately tree there is the wild fig or sycomore, a devoted to old theories.

single, one of which is sufficient to thade The firit volume, and one number of several peasants huts, as well as the oxen the second, of the “ Flora Atlontica” of employed in working machines for draw. the celebrated botanist DESFONTAINES, ing up water. Theie huts, however, are are .published at Paris. This valuable represented as the most miserable human work is the fruit of a tour made from the habitations perhaps in the globe: they year 1783 to 1786, along the chain of are made of mud, not more than three mountains which crosses the states of feet in height, and their only entrance is a Tunis and Algiers, and extends to the round hole of a foot and a half diameter. kingdom of Morocco. The plants are On the evening of December 7, Bou. arranged according to the Linnæan fyf: VARD, astronomer at the observatory, diftem, and the descriptions are accompanied covered a comet in the constellation of with accurate plates.

Hercules. The next morning, at hair Instance of Improvement, The Spa- past six, it had 2487 degrees of right niards now, when a house is on fire, bring ascension, and 31 { of north declination. water before the holy sacrament.

It had advanced 43 minutes per hour toThe REPUBLICAN LYCEUM at Paris wards the east, and 28 towards the fouthi. recommenced its courses on the itt Fri- It is small, and difficult to be feen. This maire (Nov. 21)

with the following classes makes the 89th comet, according to the and professors: Technology, Hafjenfratz; catalogue in LALANDE’s altronomy. Phyfico-economical Geography, Coque A ridiculous duel is said to have been bert; Chemistry, Fourcroy; Italian lan- fought in one of the principal German guage, Boldoni; Natural Philosophy, universities between two profesiois, in Deparcieux; Anatomy and Physiology, consequence of a dispute on the method Sue; English language, Roberts; Ger- of observing a comet. man language, Weiss; History, Gerat; The Teplerian Society of Haerlem have Natural History, Alex. Brogniart; Lite- announced the two following prize queirature, Mercier.

tions : " What are the motives which The NATIONAL INSTITUTE of the have engaged most nations to employ the Ligurian Republic has opened at Genoa. metals, especially gold and Siver, as reIt is composed of 72 members, of whom presentative figns of value and wealth : half are residents, and half are associates wirat are the advantages and inconveniliving within the republic. There are ences of this medium of circulation; and two classes of subjects treated on: the might not others be usefully and durabiy first, that of the mathematical and physi substituted to it?"-66 What is the incal sciences, subdivided into three de fluence of a republican constitution on the partments; the second, that of philosophy, happiness of a people; and to, what des literature, and the fine arts, with the same gree is this influence capable of being number of subdivisions.

elucidated and demonstrated by examples The NATIONAL INSTITUTE of Cairo, derived from the Greek and Roman leformed by the learned men who accon- publics :" panied BUONAPARTE, is rather a ludi Von Troil, archbishop of Upfal, author crous than a serious object in the present of the • Letters on Iceland, opened a conkate of the French affairs in Egypt. fiftory in July last, with a Discourte From the subjects of enquiry proposed by "On the Villiy of Controversies in 'Thethe general we may infer an actual or ology.' Probably few heads of e{tablisiinpending want of several of the most ed churches in Europe would now chuse necessary articles for the army.

to meddle with such a topic, especially The first and second parts of that splen- taking the affirmative side. did work, “ Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, Foreign journals are full of lifts of de la Pheni ie, de la Palestine, & de la books, iecials, prints, &c. prohibited Bafte Egypte," have been delivered to the in the dominions of the Emperor of Gerfubscribers. Each contains lix fine plates, many, the King of Prussia, and other the fubjects of which appear to be weli potentates on the continent. Such is the clloken.

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57 • fear of change' obtaining among the quantity and effect of every combustible subpowers of the earth at the present crisis! Atance, or species of fuel, which is used in doThe Emperor of Russia follows the sup- mestic life, whether wood, or turf, or sea-coal. prefing policy with most zeal; and in his 3. In Physics : To demonstrate by experie Linike of every thing foreign, he only ap; be communicated to bodies by means of

ment the highest degree of heat which can pears to distinguish French inanners and

steam; and whether that portion of the productions with his peculiar averfion. The invention of stereotypes (solid types) vaporific state, can acquire a higher degree of

water, in Papin's Digefter, which is not in a by the Parisian printers Didot and Her.

heat than 2120 of Fahrenheit? han, is thought a great improvement.

4. In Philojophy: Which are the most reThese types, instead of being detached markable progreilive steps, which pra&tical characters, like the common, form a sin- philosophy has made fince tñe time it was regle folid mass for each page, which being duced to systematic form ? incapable of derangement, fixes for ever The Royal Academy of the Sciences the purity of the text. As all the types at Berlin has proposed the following cuof a work may be thus prelerved, it is rious question in the department of Belles not neceffary to take off a greater number Lettres for the year 1800 : of copies than are wanted at a time, On the Goths and Gothic tafte, or Gothicism : whence the great saving of paper results.

1. Had the ancient Goths, who were a diIt does not clearly appear how this vált itinguished nation, any thing peculiar which multiplication of type can be made eco

was not common to those who had attacked nomical on the whole, unless it were in conftitution, laws,, manners, customs, or in

the finking Roman empire, whether in their printing books of common and perpetual literature and the arts ? Have the expresdemand; yet it seems, from the list of fions · Gorbic and Gothicism' any other prices given, that the stereotype editions, meaning but that given them in later times, besides being more correct than others, to mark thereby in a general manner the state are sold alınost twice as cheap. Thele of the arts and sciences since the downfall of printers likewise feli on very moderate the Roman empire, and wuring the middle terms the stereotype platos of all the ages ? And 3, if the last conjecture de works they print; by which means any founded, when were the before-mentioned person with a common printing press is expresions more generally used in that sense ? enabled to take off as many copies as he

The patriotic Society for the Promo- , pleases.

tion of native Industry at Nürnburg, The naturalists Bruguière and Olivier, on their last public meeting, May ziit who were fent by the French government proposed a question, which does them in in 1793 to examine and collect objects of finite credit : natural history in Turkey, Lesler Alia,

Which are the most effectual means of Persia, Syria, &c. after a five years' ab- checking the hurtful predilection in the ina fence returned to Europe, and landed at

habitants of small towns, particularly in the

free Imperial towns of Germany, for foreign Ancona, where Bruguière died. liis

productions and manufactures; and on the colleagne dispatched for France the trca

other hand of impre!hug them with a more fures collected by thein, which are repre- favourable tatte for dome?ic productions, sented as very rich, in feeds, fruits, without the intervention of coercive laws, or drugs, plants, quadrupeds, infects, l'ep- the limitation of a free trude. tiles, &c.

Mr. WAGNIT2, of Halle, (a German The Royal Danish Society of the Howard) has for leveral years Sciences has offered a prize medallion of ploycui in collecting materials for a Coma, the value of 201. for the bitt anliver to plete Hiftory of Priscis, and their monegeeach of the following questions, to be

un ieizt ont modern times;" a transmitted to the secretary of the fociety, vork which the ingenious and philanDr. Abildgaard, at Copenhagen, before thro, ic author is now preparing for the the last of June, 1799 :

press. He folicits all literary men, parti1. In History: What nation has dili overed cularly lawyers, to lupply him with the ánd circumnavigaced America at an earlier minutes of remarkable trials which may period than the Norwegians ? How far have arow a light upon the subject of prisons ilie discoveries of the Norwegians been extended there, particularly towards the fouth joners, according to the different methods

as well as on the state of inind of priThe proofs and arguments must be derived and places of confinement. The same partly from authors, partly fron monuments, for inftance, works of fortification, build? author propotes shortly to publish ings, languages, or traditions, which are till tinuation of his Historical ficcounts and extant in America.

Remarks on the frin ipal Houses of Core 2. In Mathematics. To ascertain the actual reélion in Germany." MONTHLY MAG. No, XlI.

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As a specimen of the rapidity, or ra 1794, by an officer of the German army ther rapacity with which some booksellers & Plan of the Fortresses of Strasburgh and in Germany emulate certain honourable Kehl and the neighbouring country, with publishers in London in the art of multi a representation of the fortifications plying books and pirating literary pro- crected at the fiege of Kehl, &c.; a new je&ts, we find as early as in the month Map of the present territory of the Bataof August, 1798, two different transa- vian Republic, according to its division tions advertised in the Intelligencer to the into departments, delineated by 7. G. Jena Literary Gazette of the intended Roder ; a Map of the Black Sea, accord6 BPITISH NECROLOGY."

ing to the latest astronomical calculations The fame whimsical anticipation pre- of Citizen Beauchamp, sketched in the arvails also in Germany in announcing tronomical observatory at Seeberg near translations of “ MUNGO PARK's Tra- Gotha, large 4to.; a Map of the Straits, vels in the Interior of Africa." These had called the Dardanelles or the Hellefpont, actully attracted the attention of no less and the Channel of Constantinople or thau half a dozen German publishers be- Bosporus, together with the Sea of Mar. fore a Meet of them was prir.ted in Eng- mora, published from the actual soundland. The old proverb of "phlegmatic ings by Giilsefeldt; and a Map of Greece, Germanscan no longer be applied with and the Archipelago, according to the justice.

latest drawing of Delarochette. Among the numerous English books, The rage for* critical investigation and of which translations into German have reformation in every branch of science, either already appeared, or are now in has arrived at fo high a pitch in Gerthe press, we notice the following: Tra- many that Divinity and the Christian revels into Sicily and Athens : the Iands ligion itself does not appear to be exempt of the Archipelago, Smyrna, Constanti- from it. A periodical publication bas nople, and the Coasts of Africa; the been lately commenced by J. C. GREILMysterious Castle, a novel, in two parts; ING, at Magdeburg, entitled “ New Travels in Hungary, with a short Aca practical materials for Sermons on the Suncount of Vienna, in the year 1793, by day and Holiday Gospels, extracted and di. R. Townson ; the Life of Thomas Day; gesied from IMMANUEL KANT's moral An Account of the English Colony of and religious writings. New South Wales, by David Collins ; Mr. Schubert, a German poet of some British Public Characters of 1798; celebrity, who was for several years kept the Rector's Son, by Miss Ann Plumtre; in confinement by the late reigning Duke Clerinont, a tale ; a Survey of the Tur- of Wurtemberg, for publishing a satikish Empire, &c. by W. Eton; Frag- rical poem, in which he animadverted on ments in the manner of Sterne, second the Duke's extravagance and prodigality, edition 1798 ; a Tour in Switzerland, &c. is row employed in translating Offran into hy Helen Maria Williams ; a Sketch of Mo- German poetic prose; a species of com. dern France, in a series of letters, &c. position which has been successfully inthe Young Philosopher, hy Charlotte troduced by rarious late writers, but parSmith; Chronological Tables of Univer- ticularly bý Geliner in his Idyls, Death of fal History, by John Blair, continued by Abel, &c. Chontreau; Anecdotes of two well-known The Privy-counsellor Hezel, of GeifFamilies, written by a descendant, and sen, has lately announced a work which dedicated to the first female pen in Eng- he is preparing for the prets, entitled land, prepared for the press by Mrs. " The Humanislic Encyclopedia, or a DicParsons, three vols. 1798 ; Anecdotes of tionary of Facts, containing all the the Founders of the French Republic, sciences requisite to an interpreter of the vol. ii ; Geraldina, a itory; the Priory, Latin and Greek claslics.” În opposition or the History of an Orphan; Walling to this work we find latıly another of a ham, or the Pripil of Nature, by Maria similar nature advertised for publication Robinson, &c. &c.

by the celebrated Mr. Tunke, of Dessaug New Maps.-Prof. Mannert has lately who is already favourably known by sepublished a new Map of the East-Indies, veral elementary works in the department or Hindolian. A Chorographic Map of of education. While Mr. Hezei's work Belgium, by Capt. Louis, editor of the comprehends natural history, aesthetics National Atlas of France in 69 folio (the theory and principles of taste) rheplates ; a Chart, fn-wing the situation of toric, poetry, introductory to the ancient the German and French armies near Trier classics, &c. that of Mr. Tunke is prindud Saarburg, in the years 1793 and cipally directed to subjects of ancient hil

tory,

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