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of Mills; with an introductory ac

anecdotes of the habits of life, instinct, count of the progress and improve- and sagacity, are in this work rendered ment of Mill-work. Essays third, The latter are thrown into the form of

entirely distinct from the descriptions. fourth, and fifth, are also preparing

a synopsis, on a plan somewhat similar for publication.

to ihat of Dr Withering's botanical arThe same author will speedily pub- rangement, and inserted, with the synolish “ Practical and Descriptive Es- nyms, at the end of the volume. It is says on the Economy of Fuel.” intended that two volumes of Memoirs Mr Alison has in the press, a ser

of British Whales and Fishes, illustrated mon preached on occasion of the late also by a great number of figure, shall

shortly follow; and afterwards others of Fast.

the birds, amphibious insects, &c. till an
entire system of British Zoology, occu.

pying about seven volumes, is completLiterary Intelligence, ENGLISH and ed. In this work, which has been many FOREIGN.

years in preparation, every class will be

rendered perfectly distinct from the rest, A

NEW, much - improved, and en Mr James Elmes has undertaken a

larged edition, in twenty-eight vo complete and comprehensive Diction. Tumes, royal octo-decimo, is in the press, ary of the Fine Arts, to include accounts of Dr Mavor's Collection of Voyages of the arts in theory and practice, and and Travels, and will speedily be pub. of their professors in all ages. lished. The plates, instead of being de- work must necessarily become a library signs by artists in the closet, will con of itself to the painter, the sculptor, the sist of copies from the prints published architect, the amateur, and the collector in the original works, and the maps of subjects connected with the fine arts. will be numerous and on a large scale. Mr Thomas Mortimer, Vice Consul The text of the principal works, as the at Ostend forty years ago, and author of Voyages of Anson, Byron, Wallis, Car. the work called, Every man his own teret, Cook, and Macartney, will be Broker, published fifty years ago, is printed verbatim from the original edi. preparing a legacy to the world in a tions, without variation or abridgement, new Dictionary of Trade, Commerce, and many valuable works will be inclu. and Manufactures. Of this work we ded which have appeared within the may say, as we have said of the last present century.

work, that it must constitute a library The splendid work of Mr Robert of itself to the numerous persons to Ker Porter, representing the manners whom it addresses itself; and we may and costume of Russia and Sweden, and add, respecting both, that it is wonder. comprehending a Journal of his travels ful such useful publications have never in Russia, will make its appearance in before appeared. a few days.

Mr A. Jewit, proposes to publish by In the course of the ensuing month subscription, in two volumes, small ocit is pected that a volume, by Mr tevo, with twenty-four Aquatinta Views Bingley, will be ready for publication, of Ruins, Scenes, Antiquities, &c. drawn entitled, Memoirs of British Quadru. expressly from nature, Remarks on vapeds. "This, which claims the merit of rious Parts of the Counties of Nottingbeing an original work, and not merely ham, Lincoln, York, Derby, and Staf. a compilation from the writings of o ford; being the result of several succesther naturalists, will be illustrated with sive tours and excursions since the comseventy engravings from original draw. mencent of the present century. ings, chiefly by Howitt, and in his best A new Grammar, entitled, The Engmanner. All the species will be figured lish Tutor, written in familiar letters, except three, of which it was found and intended particularly for ladies' se. impossible to procure authentic draw- minaries, by Mr W.C. Oulton, author ings; and there will be representations of the Traveller's Guide, &c. will be of every variety of dog, and of consi- presented to the public in a few weeks. derably more than half the varieties of The Academy of Arts, Sciences, and English cattle, sheep, and horses. The Belles Lettres, of Padua, has recently

resumed its meetings, after a long sus, Mr P. Thompson, of Boston, will pension. According to its ancient prac. publish in the ensuing spring a small vorice, it has proposed several questions lume, embellished with engravings, to for the ensuing year; among which are be entitled, The Stranger's Guide thro' the following :-“ How far is that opi. Boston and its Environs. nion well - founded, which maintains, In a few weeks will be published, the that the taste for letters must diminish first part of a Treatise of Arches, Brida ia proportion to the progress made in ges, Domes, Abutment and Embank. tive sciences?" and "What improvement ment Walls, by Mr S. Ware, architect. can be made in the ploughs at present The author professes to show a simple made use of in this country, and by what mode of describing geometrically the means may they be rendered more use catenaria, and to deduce his theory prinful in labour, better adapted to the cir. cipally from that line. Sections of Tri.. cumstances of the place, and the quality nity Church, Ely; King's College Chaof the different snils?” The prizes are pel, Cambridge ; Salisbury Cathedral, each sixteen gold Napoleons, and the and Westminster Abbey, will be given, answers must be written either in Italian in corroboration of the principles advanor French.

ced in the work. Mr Lucas is preparing to publish the The Rev. Dr Vincent is preparing Travels of Humanius in search of the to publish the Greek text of Arrian's Temple of Happiness; an Allegory. Indiaa and the Periplus, with a transla

Mr Hilditch has issued proposals for tion, to accompany his comments on publishing, by subscription, the History those works. and Antiquities of Tamworth.

The History of the Dissenters, by Mr Edgeworth's work on Profession- Messrs Bogue and Bennet, is in such al Education, which will form a quarto forwardness, that the two first volumes volume, is far advanced at the press, and may be very soon expected. may soon be expected.

Mr Southey has in preparation a RoMr Smith, of Dublin, has nearly fi. mance in rhyme, founded on the mythonished his History of the Germanic Ém- logy of the Hindoos, to be intitled, The pire, which will be speedily published in Curse of Kebama. two volumes, 8vo.

The Rev.Mr Beloe is proceeding with Mr Jerningham will shortly publish the fourth and fifth volumes of Aneca work, called the Alexandrian School; dotes of Literature and Scarce Books, being a narrative of the character and At the end of the fifth will be given a writings of the first Christian professors general Index to the work. in that city, with observations on the A Lite of the late Dr Beddoes has influence they still maintain over the es been undertaken by Dr Stock, of Bristablished church,

tol.

Poetry.

VERSES,

While, from a Tyrant's grasp a world ta Inscribed to L. MACINTOSH, Esq. of Britannia's banners and Iberia's wave;

save, RAIGMORE, on the liberal Subscription What time, where'er her vengeful lightprocured by him in India for the support

nings fly, of the ROYAL ACADEMY and INFIRMARY of INVERNESS; by MR CAREY, Leave, gentle Muse! awhile th' ensanguin'd

Fair Liberty relumes her languid eye, author of the Pleasures of Nature," Reign of Fancy," Secrets of the

plain Caféle," a Novel, &c. &c.

Where weeping Pity's heart-drop falls in

vain; WHILE loud o'er Europe sounds the Leave the sad scene, tho' Glory's wreathed clang of arms,

smile And Valour's breast with martial ardoue Beams on the panting hero's bleeding warms;

toil.

The

wave

land;

of peace,

The votive wreaths that grateful Science Ness, that so ost, with all a mother's pride, twines,

Sees Beauty walk with Virtue by her side, Where 'mid her peaceful vale her temple And structures rising o'er the tranquil

shines, Awhile the song invite, and court thy' care, Bright with the hallow'd beams that SciLike holy flamen fondly watching there.

ence gave, O! where is he for deathless glory born, And forming Art bid rugged nature yield, Whose brow the waving chaplet shall adorn; And Ocean's keels divide the cultur'd field. The friend of Genius, whose protecting

While deeds like these true Glory's hand Sheds fostering blessings on her grateful Shall Conquest only point the path to fame!

need proclaim, Rears the glad bower where her young

Had Cæsar scorned the palm that Genius blossom blows,

gave, And guards her studious visions of repose:

Ev'n Cæsar's self had filled a nameless Whose ven’trous soul the patriot flame su

grave.

Yet when tyrannic hosts your rights invade, blimes

Draw, suns of Scotia ! draw the vengeful To tempt the varying breath of other

blade climes ;

No wrath so deadly, and no steel so bright, Who patient long the frown of forcune bore

Shall ever meet you in the shock of fight, With pious hands who searches every

But Glory, Love, and Freedom, twine the

bay, shore Marks where at length the sparkling gems

Triumphant Chiefs ! and gild your setting

day. expand, And bears the treasure to his native land ;-

ODE, He who for pining Want and sad Disease

ON WINTER. Provides the home, and spreads the couch

THE wintery winds, awak'd frona sleep Where sad Misfortune rears her drooping Loud o'er the land and turbid deep,

In Æolus' adamantive cave, head, And sees a brightening gleam of sunshine

With boisterous blasts, begin to rave. spread ;

Bright Phoebus, in his fiery car, He on whose name a thousand blessings Now, southward, bends his annual course ; wait,

While Afric's tawny tribes, afar, At whose approach Hope, Pleasure, reno Fly to the shade to shun his force.

vate, With sacred throb the bounding heart em

Thick, murky clouds, obscure our sky:

Along the hills the vapours sail; ploy, And the eye speaks unutterable joy?

No'cheering prospect meets the eye;

Stern winter desolates the vale :
Him the glad Muse's harmony shall hail,
And bloom for him the pride of Learning's

The bloons lie wrapt deep snows among; vale.

On Patie's Hill no lambkins play ; Grav'd is thy name on Fame's eternalshrine, No blackbird chants his woodland song, For these fond gifts, O Macintosh ! are As by the Esk I wind my way: thine.

Stript naked, bend the birchen trees, who own, where'er your foot

That smil'd ia green round Mary's Bowery

The lonely muse now leafless sees
steps ruam,
The cheek that crimsons at the thoughts of The haunt of many a happier hour.
Home,

Adieu, ye favourite scenes, a while! And all the nameless wishes that impart Ye howling tempests, bluster on! The sympathetic glow that warms the Till vernal hours, again, shall smile ; heart,

When all your rage is spent, and gone. Forgot the pomp of India's brighter climes For scenes that whisper tales of other times,

In yonder Cot, secure from harms, Like music warbling in the aerial shade,

I'll pass thy gloomy months away; And softer, sweeter still by distance made ;

While love and friendship’s soothing charms Accept the tribute of the Muse's lay, Supply the absent sweets of May. Fond 'mid these pleasing mountain walks Carlops,

Decem. 1808. S

J. F. And court the dreams that raptur'd fancy warms,

Erratum.-In the Elegy, in No. 60. for And decks thy banks, 0 Ness, with fairer. December last, 1808, p. 926. c. 2. for, the charms;

bloom that, read, the health that.

PRO.

And ye

to stray:

Proceedings of Parliament.

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HOUSE OF LORDS.

been reduced into the form of a treaty of Thursday, Jan. 19.

alliance; which treaty, so soon as the rati"HIS day the House of Lords met, pur

fications shall have been exchanged, his

Majesty will cause to be laid before you. Chancellor, the Archbishop of Canterbury,

“ His Majesty commands us to state to

you, that while his Majesty contemplated, Lord Camden, and the Duke of Montrose,

with the liveliest satisfaction, the atchiev. took their seats in their robes upon the wool.

ments of his forces in the commencement sack, as his Majesty's Commissioners; and

of the campaign in Portugal, and the delithe Speaker and Members of the House of Commons being in attendance, the Lord

verance of the kingdom of his ally from Chancellor delivered the following speech army, his Majesty most deeply regretted

the presence and oppressions of the French from his Majesty :

the termination of that campaign by an ar“ My Lords and Gentlemen,

mistice and convention, of some of the ar« We have it in command from his Ma. ticles of which his Majesty has felt himself jesty, to state to you, that his Majesty has obliged formally to declare his disapprobam called you together, in perfect confidence tion. that you are prepared cordially to support “ We are to express to you his Majesty's his Majesty in the prosecution of a war, reliance on your disposition to enable his which there is no hope of terminating, safe. Majesty to continue the aid afforded by his ly and honourably, except through vigo- Majesty to the King of Sweden. That rons and persevering exertion.

Monarch derives a peculiar claim to his “ We are to acquaint you, that his Ma. Majesty's support, in the present exigency jesty has directed to be laid before you co. .of his affairs, from having concurred with pies of the proposals for opening a negoti- his Majesty in the propriety of rejecting ation which were transmitted to his Ma.

any proposal for negotiation to which the jesty from Erfurth; and of the correspond Government of Spain was not to be admitence which thereupon took place with the

ted as a party Governments of Russia and of France; to. gether with the declaration issued by his

Gentlemen of the House of Commonsg

“ We are commanded by his Majesty to Majesty's command on the termination of that correspondence.

inform you, that he has directed the esci“ His Majesty is persuaded that you will

mates of the current year to be laid before

you. His Majesty relies upon your zeal participate in the feelings which were ex

and affection to make such further provipressed by his Majesty, when it was required that his Majesty should consent to

sion of supply as the vigorous prosecution tommence the negotiation by abandoning

of the war may render necessary; and he the cause of Spain, which he had so recent

trusts that you may be enabled to find the ly and solemnly espoused.

means of providing such supply without « We are commanded to infornt you, isting burdens upon his people.

any great or immediate increase of the exthat his Majesty continues to receive from the Spanish Government the strongest as

“ His Majesty feels assured, that, it will mrances of their determined perseverance

be highly satisfactory to you to learn, that in the cause of the legitimate Moriarchy, by the enemy, for the purpose of destroy

notwithstanding the measures resorted to and of the national independence of Spain; ing the commerce and resources of his kingand to assure you, that so long as the peo- dom, the public revenue has continued in a ple of Spain shall remain true to themselves, his Majesty will continue to them

course of progressive improvement. his most strenuous assistance and support. My Lords and Gentlemen,

“ His Majesty has renewed to the Spa “We are directed to inform you, that nish nation, in the moment of its difficulties the measure adopted by Parliament in the and reverses, the engagements which he last session, for establishing a Local Militia, voluntarily contracted at the outset of its has been already attended with the happiest struggle against the usurpation and tyranny' success, and promises to be extensively and of France; and we are commanded to ac permanently beneficial to the country. qua int you, that these engagements have " We have received his Majesty's com. Feb. 1809.

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mands most specially to recommend co our commerce, which, in spite of every ar-
you, that, duly weighing the immense in tifice of Bonaparte, was still in a progres.
terests which are at stake in the war now sive state of improvement. His Lordship,
carrying on, you should proceed, with as lit- after observing that the country felt the
tle delay as possible, to consider of the most greatest confidence in the talents of the
effectual measures for the augmentation of British General commanding in Spain, said,
the regular army, in order that his Majes. that whether he advanced or retreated, he
ty may be the better enabled, without im was sure that he would not compromise
pairing the means of defence at home, to the honour of the country, of sully the
avail himself of the military power of his glory of the British armis.
dominions in the great contest in which he Lord St Vincent next rose, and made a
is engaged; and to conduct that contest, short but animated speech. He confessed
under the blessing of Divine Providence, there was little to find fault with in his
to a conclusion compatible with the honour Majesty's speech, especially as he had ex-
of his Majesty's crown, and with the inte- pressed his disapprobation of some of the
rests of his allies, of Europe, and of the articles of the Cintra convention; but look-
world."

ing to the whole of that affair, he could After the Commons withdrew, the House pronounce that, in his opinion, it was a was cleared for a short time, when the Earl most disgraceful act. The Portuguese, he of Liverpool took the oaths and his seat said, as a nation, were a brave people (he oni succeeding to his father. Lord Moira did not mean the rascally inhabitants of also took the oaths and his seat as Baron Lisbon,) and if led on by British officers, Hungerford, which he succeeds to on the were excellent troops. He would have death of his mother. Dr Mansell, as Bi, lost his head, had the French crossed the shop of Bristol, and the translated Bishops, Tagus, if they had ever got into Spain. also took the oaths and their seats.

The armistice proposed by Kellerman, he The House then adjourned till five o' said, was nothing more than a French arti. clock, when the Chancellor resumed the fice to squeeze the British General; and woolsack, and his Majesty's speech was a the inquiry that had taken place was no

thing more than a medium through which The Earl of Bridgewater rose to move it was suspected the public dissatisfaction the address, but spoke so inaudibly that would evaporate. It had been said that his scarcely a sentence could be heard. We Majesty's Ministers had displayed great viunderstood his Lordship to approve gene gour; he could see no traces of it, unless it rally of the sentiments contained in his Ma. was in sending transports at an increased jesty's speech, and to approve of his reso tonnage to Portugal. But how were they lution to persevere in his assistance to the employed? Why, in conveying Junot and Spanish nation as long as that nation should his rascally troops back again to France, to be true to itself. With respect to the con. fight us at greater odds. In short, looking vention of Ciutra, his Lordship said there to the present state of the country, in his might be a difference in opinion, but there mind we were lost as a nation, unless a could be but one opinion respecting the change cook place in his Majesty's Coun. bravery of our troops. His Lordship con cils; he therefore thought that an address cluded by moving the address, which, as should be carried to the foot of the throne, usual, was an echo of the speech.

praying his Majesty, if he wished to preLord Sheffield rose to second the address, serve his kingdom entire, and his people and dwelt with strong emphasis on the per

from ruin, that he would remove his Misevering exertions of his Majesty in defence nisters. Nothing short of such a measure of Spanish patriotism. That country, he could save the country. His Lordship consaid, had done much to preserve their li- cluded by saying, that, considering his inberties from the grasp of usurpation and firnities, it might be possible that he should. tyranny; and, considering the completely not come again to the House, but he had disorganised state into which the treachery spoken his sentiments, and he wished their of France had hurled the natior, their ef Lordships good night. forts had been highly meritorious. Bad Lord Grosvenor disapproved of the conmen, however, would be found in every duct of Ministers, though he did not mean country, and Spain was not without its be

to oppose the address. He said, they should trayers. Still he applauded the persever imitate Bonaparte's conduct at Madrid, and ing spirit of his Majesty to follow up the do away useless places and unmerited penassistance already afforded with energy and sions. vigour. It was consistent with the princi Viscount Sidmouth observed, that there ples the Sovereign had at all times shewn was one point upon which there could not, towards suffering humattity. His Lordship he was persuaded, be any difference of opi. next adverted to the flourishing state of nion among their Lordships, namely, the

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