Abbildungen der Seite

dasia, notwithstanding very profuse the anatomist to be able to ascend acknowledgments of her general vile- into heaven, as Prometheus of old is ness, is apt to justify herself when you represented, with the assistance of Palcome to particulars. Now, there is las, to have done : if he can fancy no reader of Cælebs, we may say, but him stealing from thence a portion of who has been most highly entertained celestial fire, and therewith proceeding at the display which Mrs Ranby gave to communicate life, motion, and acof this very disposition, in the scene tivity to the inanimate bodies ; if, farwhere her husband had well nigh her, he can figure to himself the visiblurted out some little things, which ble display of the justness and fidelity it was certainly more convenient to of the anatomist's description, which prevent him from disclosing.

may be supposed to follow, in the va- , The third character, and the fullest rious operations of which the renovaof the three which are illustrated in ted men become capable in active the Christian Observer, is that of Ev. life :--if, we say, the imagination of sebia, a perfect paragon of excellence, the reader can admit of all these ideas, whose principles, dispositions, and con- then the analogy which they bear to duct, are almost exactly those which the present subject of discussion will distinguish the family of Stanley Grove, perhaps be in some measure underand which it is evidently the great stood. The former account whichi object of the author throughout the Mrs More gave of her characters was work to illustrate and recommend. ' the discourse delivered over the ana

It is from these circumstances which tomical preparations. Now, she has we have now mentioned, that we are given lecture: upon life. Formerly, induced to believe, that Mrs More she described her personages. Here, has now afresh laid her hands upon she has displayed them; and on both the materials which she had formerly occasions, she has exhibited that in. collected, and under a conviction of timate knowledge, which she must be their useful and valuable nature, has allowed to possess, of the intellectual, again wrought them up into a web of moral, and spiritual mechanism of a different pattern and size.

In the Christian Observer, our au-

(To be continued.)
thor laid down, as it were, a series of
important and interesting theorems.
In her present work, she has proceed. New Works published in Edinburgh.
ed to the demonstration of them.

Formerly, she seemed to resemble a skilful anatomist, with his various A N Inquiry into the Anticariolous

power of Vaccination. By Thou subjects stretched out before him, em- mas Brown, Surgeon, Musselburgh, ployed in giving a full and faithful

8vo. 7s. 6d. representation of the several powers A System of Chemistry. By J. of the human body, in describing its Murray. Socond Edition. 4 vols. Svo. several limbs, its muscles, its fibres, its 21. 8. nerves, and the different situations in

Translations of M. Gener. By which they are found, the places the Rev. J. Muckersy. Second Ediwhich they hold, the purposes which tion. 8vo. 7s. they serve, and the distempers with which they are liable to be affected.

From such a prelection, a very cor- Scottish Literary Intelligence. rect idea may no doubt be formed of the corporeale structure of the human A Complete edition of the works of

But if the reader can imagine Daniel de Foe, the well-known June 1809.

[ocr errors][ocr errors]



author of Robinson Crusoe, and of Ainslie's unpublished assemblage of various political works, will be pub. drawings, and wil be executed in the lished in a few weeks.

same style, and of the same size, as Mr Splendid editions of Mr Scott's two Bowyer's Views in Egypt. celebrated poems of Marmion, and is about to publish a full Account of the

Mr Brightley, of Bungay, in Suffolk, the Lay of the Last Minstrel, with Art and Mystery of Stereotype Printembellishments from the pencil of ing; so that it may be practised withWestall, will be speedily published. out further difficulty by every printer,

who may find it adapted to the nature of his business. Mr Brigbtlcy, it is

well known, has greatly simplified the Literary Intelligence, English and process, and has practised this art for seFOREIGN.

veral years with

great success.

The London Edition of Mr Barlow's MR

R Pratt is preparing, and about to Epic of the Columbiad, will be ready in

publish, some Specimens of Poe. a few days. try by Joseph Blackett, a youth of ex. The Public will learn with pleasure, traordinary poetical promise; who, from that Miss Starke's beautiful Translations an undistinguished situation, by no from Carlo Maria Maggi will shortly be means favourable to mental exertion, published in an elegant small volume. has just started up. A singular accident It is intended shortly to re publish brought some of his productions under Fuller's Worthies, Purchase's Pilgrims, the inspection of several eminent lite. and Hakluyt's Voyages. This underrary characters; who have been unani. taking forms part of the plan of those mous in pronouncing him one of the booksellers who

are reprinting the *most highly gifted individuals that has Chronicles of Holinshed, Hall, Grafton, for many years claimed the notice of the &c. Public. The strength of his genius is A new Life of Torquato Tasso ; insaid to be Dramatic; a species of com- cluding his letters, illustrations of his position, for which it must be allowed writings, and memoirs of some of his lithere is, in the present state of the stage, terary contemporaries, is in forwardness. or rather in the present vitiated taste of Dr Ireland will speedily publish, the Public, a full and fair opportunity A Comparison between Paganism and for the exertion of a natural and origi- Christianity, in a course of lectures to nal genius.

the King's scholars, at Westminster, in Mr Bowyer (who some time since the years 1806, 7, and 8. published those parts of Sir Robert Mr Francis Hardy is engaged upon a Ainslie's celebrated collection of Draw. Life of the late classical and patriotic ings which related to Egypt, Carama- Earl of Charlemont; including a view nia, and Palestine,) has just issued a pro- of the affairs of Ireland during a very inspecius for publishing the remaining teresting and important period. part of that collection. The new work Mr Drew, author of an Essay on the will consist of Views in Turkev in Eu- Immateriality and Immortality of the rope, and willinclude Bulgaria, Romania, Soul, has in the press, in an 8vo. volume, Waliachia, Syria, the Islands in the Ara an Essay, the object of which is to prove chipelago, &c. &c. Among them will the Indentiry and General Resurrection be a correct representation of the cele- of the Human Body. brated Temple of Jupiter Ammon at Si- Mr Thomas Hope will shortly pubwah, in the deseris of Libya, discovered lish a Collection of Designs, representin 1762 ; some curious and highly in- ing the costume of the ancients. It teresting delineations of the Temple will consist of about 160 outline engraof Diana at Ephesus, and a large and ac- vings, with an introduction, and form curate View. of Constantinople and its two volumes in quarto and octavo. environs. A considerable part of this The Clarendon press is engaged on work will consist of views in coun. an edition of the Ionic Lexicon of Æmi. tries of which there are no other draw lius Portus, designed to accompany the ings extant. The present publication edirion of Herodotus, lately published will include the whole of Sir Robert by Mr Cook.


[ocr errors]

A Practical Treatise on the Merino was Katagerry, the young Sultan, whose and Anglo-Merino Breeds of Sheep is history is particularly interesting. He in its progress through the press, and is lineally descended from the Khans of will be ready for publication in a few the Crimea, and is allied to some of the days. "The object of this Treatise is to greatest families in the East. His fademonstrate to the practical farmer the ther being one of the chiefs near Karass, peculiar advantages attending the above he became acquainted with Mr Brunton breeds, and to prove that the Spanish soon after his arrival, and has ever since manner of treating the Merino sheep is manifested the strongest attachment to not indispensable in this country to the him. The missionary, engaged by his production of fine clothing wool. amiable disposition, began to instruct

The missionaries at Karass have print- him in the principles of Christianity, ed several small tracts, in which the ab. and it was not long before he perceived surdities of the Koran are exposed, and its superiority over his own religion. It the leading doctrines and duties of the is now two years since he renounced gospel concisely but forcibly stated. 'Mohammedism; and ever since, he has The circulation of these oyer a great ex- nut only adhered stedfastly to the protent of country, has already produced a fession of Christianity, but zealously enconsiderable sensation among the na- deavoured to spread the knowledge of tives. In the district round Karass, a it among his countrymen. He loses no general attention to the subject of reli. opportunity of recommending it to their gion has been excited ; the violent pre- attention, boldly defends it whenever ic judices against Christianity are greatly is attacked, and discovers the most earabated; many do not scruple to express nest concern for their conversion, Nor doubts respecting the Truth of Moham. is it with the common people only, that medism, and there is every reason to he takes these pains; he frequently arbelieve, that not a few would openly gues with the mollas and the effendis, renounce it, were they not restrained labouring to expose their absurd opiby the dread of their chiefs. An effendi, nions and wicked practices, to their dewhose name is Shelling, and who is al- luded followers. Hitherto, neither prolowed to be one of the most respectable mises nor threats have caused him to of their priests, has frankly acknowled- waver in his attachment to Christianity. ged, that he is unable to answer the ob- At his own earnest request, he was pub. jections against his religion ; and tho' licly baptized in the month of July, and he still professes to be a Mohammedan, was soon afterwards induced, by the wish he discovers a high veneration for the to do something for his own support, to gospel, and a decided attachment to the offer his services to the governor ofGeormissionaries. Abdy, the old priest, died ghievsk, by whom he was immediately in October last, of the plague, to the in- employed to write in one of the offices 'fection of which his incautious exertions of the Crown. It is well known that had exposed him. There cannot be a Christianity *was once the religion of doubt, say the missionaries, that he too many countries in the East, that are now was speculatively convinced of the truth overspread with Mohammedan darkness. of Christianity, and frequently did not A century has scarcely elapsed since the hesitate to expose the absurdity of the Abazas, the Kabardians, and other CirMohammedan religion ; but he was so cassian tribes, were compelled at the much influenced by the fear of the point of the sword to exchange the doc. chiefs, that he continued to the last to trines of Christianity for those of Isla. exercise the office of priest among his mism. But though the majority of the countrymen. The young natives whom mountain tribes submitted to the manMr Brunton has ransomed from slavery, date of their conquerors, some success. continue to give the greatest satisfac- fully resisted, and these, it is said, still tion. The progress which they make profess to be Christians. It is also rein their education, is exceedingly en- ported that some of the old churches are couraging : some of them can already yet standing, and that these people posread the Bible. During the last year, Sess books, which none of them underiseveral were baptized. Among these stand.

[merged small][ocr errors]




33. On Wigandus, by himself. (Continued from p. 368.) In Christo vixi, morior, vivoque Wigandus,

Do sordes morti, caetera, Christe, tibi. 27. On a Scold.

34. On Prior, by himself. HER husband prays, if by her grave you walk,

Nobles and heralds, by your leave, You gently tread, for if she's wak’d, she'll Here lye the bones of Matthew Prior, talk.

The son of Adam and of Eve :

Let Bourbon or Nassau go higher. 28. Another, by Piron.

35. On W. Lowndes, Esq. Secretary to Ci git ma femme-ah qu'il est bien !

the Treasury in the reign of 2. Anne. Pour son repos et pour le mien.

No ways or means, against the tyrant 29. Another, by Cowper.


Could raise supplies to aid thy fund of Here rests my spouse; no pair thro' life,

breath, So equal lived as we did;

O, Lowndes! it is enacted, soon or late, Alike we shared perpetual strife,

Each branch of nature must submit to fate; Nor knew I rest till she did.

Each member of that house where thou 30. In Westminster Abbey.

didst stand,

Intent on credit, with thy bill in hand, Here lie the remains of Sir James Puller. Shall equally this imposition bear, fon, Knt, first gentleman of the bed-cham- And in his curn be found deficient here : her to King Charles the First, (Prince and But trust in heaven, where surplusses af King) a generous rewarder of all virtue, a joy, severe reprover of all vice, a professed re- And endless produce, will all cares destroy: nouncer of all vanitý.' He was a firm And may'st thou there, when thy accounts pillar to the commonwealth, a faithful patron to the catholic church, a fair pattern Gain a quietus, which shall ever last. to the British court. He lived to the welfare of his country, to the honour of his

36. On Mr Weymark, a constant walker, Prince, to the glory of his God. He died

St. Paul's. fuller of faith than of fear, fuller of resolu

Defessus sum ambulando. tion than of pain, fuller of honour than of

87. On Sir Kenelm Digby, by Mr Farrat, days.

1665. 31. In the High Church-yard, Glasgow. Under this stone the matchless Digos lies, To the menory

Digby the great, the valiant and the wise: of

This age's wonder, for his noble parts, Three Eminent Physicians,

Skill'd in six tongues, and learn'd in all the Matthew, Thomas, and John Brisbane ;

arts; Grand-father, Son, and Grand-son,

Born on the day he jied, the eleventh of
Men not more distinguished

For skill in their profession,

On which he bravely fought at Scandercon.
Than for

?Tis rare, chat one and self-same day Their Learning, Virtue,

should be

The day of birth, of death, of victory.

38. On Lord Effingham, by Bryan Edwards, They died

Anno Dom. 1699, 1742, 1775.

To the memory of
32. On Adrian, by himself.


Howard, Adrianus Sixtus hic situs est qui nihil si Captain-General and Chief Governor of bi infælicius in vita duxit, quam quod reg. this island, in the years 1790 and 1791 ; naverat.

And of KATHERINE his wife.


are past,

The latter departed this life on the

Of Affection and Esteem, 13th day of October, 1791,

Is dedicated in a voyage undercaken for the benefit

By his fellow-students
of her health,

Of the Humanity Society.
In his Majesty's ship Diana,

Ob. An, Aet. 19.-A. D. 1784.
The former, on the 19th of the following

41. In the choir of the High Church of The third week after the melancholy

return of the Diana,

To the Memory
With the remains of his beloved Consort,

Whoni he seemed unwilling to survive, Frederick Charles Williams, Esq.
And with whom he was deposited in the Eldest son of V. Admiral William Biere
same grave.

Thus, united in their lives

A young man of amiable dispositions
By the most tender and exalted ties,

He-the fond and indulgent Husband,

Promising talents;
She-the cheerful and obedient Wife;

Who died at Glasgow, June, 1 st, 1799.
In their deaths they were not divided !

While prosecuting his studies at the Uni

To perpetuate the remembrance

in the 19th year of his age.
Of so illustrious a pattern of conjugal
affection :

(To be continued.)
To manifest the public sense
Of the many public and private virtues of

their Governor;
And to record, for the benefit of posterity,

Written on the death of Lieut.-General
The clearness of that sagacity,

The extent of that knowledge,
And the purity and firmness of that inte-

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.
grity, which rendered his administration IF e'er the brave or worthy claim'd thy
The boast and security of a grateful people, verse,
The Assembly of Jamaica,

Muse, let thy lyre with deepest sorrow
Having caused the remains of this noble and glow,
lamented pair to be interred with funeral For Moore, alas ! is gone, and in his hearse,

Our pride is laid, our joy is turn'd to
At the public expence, the whole house
Attending each procession as Mourners, Friends ! let your tender feelings freely
As a farther testimony of esteem,

Inscribe this Monument.

O! think on Britain long midst dangere 39. In the choir of the Higb Church of tost; Glasgow,

Think on your country's nablest stay1605.

O! think on freedom's cause, 'tis almost
Heir , ar, bureit . Sr.
Waltir . Sr. Thomas. Sr.

0! that kind heav'n the hero would reThone . Sr. Robert . Sr.

Thone . and Sr. Mathev.
by , lineal . descent.

It cannot be his noble shade is fled,
to, vtheris . barons.

And all our prayers, and all our tears and knichis. of.the. hoys. of . Minto .we.

But still grant this, kind heav'n, that wide thair . yiffis . bairnis .

may spread, and . bretherein,

Thro' Britain's sons, the spirit of the

slain. 40. In the choir of the High Chursh of The champion's name still lives; long let Glasgow.

it live! To the memory

Aye, let it animate the soldier's breast ! of

Ev'n when the destinies to ruin give
William Crichton, A.M.

Fair Glota's city, let his name be blest!
Student of Theology

When future bards Iberia's contest tell, in the University of Glasgow, ,'The deeds of Moore shall flourish in This Stone,

their lay; The Spontaneous Tribute

Sunk ho' he be,' the hero bravely fell;


no more.


are vain.

[ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
« ZurückWeiter »