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R phy; being heads of lectures, &c. has in the press, nearly delivered in the University of Edin- completed, a work upon the gener. burgh. By John Playfair, Profes. al, moral, and natural History, of a sor of Natural Philosophy, &c. Vol. considerable part of India, where 1. 8vo. Is.
he resided many years, with oppor· The Planter's Calendar ; or the tunities of acquiring information, Nurserymen and Forester's Guide seldom obtained by Europeans. Nuin, the operations of the Nursery, merous admirable engravings, from the Forest and the Grove. By the his original drawings, some of them, late Walter Nicol, author of the coloured by artists of the first emiGardener's Calendar, &c. Edited 'nence, will illustrate the subjects of and completed by Edward Sang, antiquities, ruins, public buildings, Nurseryman, large 8vo. 15s.
topography, natural history, arts, A Greek Grainmar, and Greek costume of the natives, &c. &c. and English Scripture Lexicon ; Professor Stewart, of the East containing all the words which oc- India Company's College, has in cur in the Septuagint and Apocry- hand a History of the Kingdom of pha, as well as in the New Testa- Bengal, from the earliest Periods of ment. By Greville Ewing, minister (authentic) Antiquity, to the Conof the gospel, Glasgow, royal 8vo. quest of that Country by the Eng 15s.
lish, in 1757. This work will form Essays on the Nature and Prin- a companion to Dow's History of ciples of Taste. By Archibald Ali. Hindostan, and Scott's History of son, L. L. B. F. R. S. &c. ' Third the Dekhan; but instead of being *Edition 2. vods: 8vo. L. l. Is. the translation of one author, will
Tracts in controversy with Dr be a compilation from several, whose Priestly, upon the Historical ques- works will be carefully collated with tion of the belief of the first ages in each other, and will comprise the our Lord's divinity. By Samuel, events of many more years than late Lord Bishop of St Asaph, have been elucidated by any one Third Edition, 8vo. 14s.
historian. The very extensive colA Sermon, preached in St An- lection of Persian manuscripts, drew's church, Edinburgh, on Fri- lately purchased by the East India day, 21st February, 1812, for the Company, for their library in Lead. benefit of the Lancastrian school, enhall Street, in addition to those established in that city; with Notes brought from Seringapatam, has
subjoined. By Sir Henry Mon- given access to many volumes which creiff Wellwood, Bart D. D. F. R. were formerly scarcely known to S. E. 8vo.
Miss Maria Edgeworth has in the
Neva, under the command of Cap- University press, Edinburgh. To tain Von Krusenstern ; by R. B. each Psalm will be prefixed the Hoppner, Esq. inone volume, quar- nature of the verse, with a scan$0, with charts, plates, &c.
ning table. Some copies will be The Author of the Curiosities of thrown off on royal paper, Literature announces Calamities of A M.S. Latin Translation of Authors; including some inquiries the lost Optics of Ptolemy has respecting their moral and literary been lately found in the Imperial characters.
Library at Paris. It was made by Mr Galt, who lately published part one Ammiratus Siculus. of his Travels, has in the press a work It is said that, in the convent of on the Life and Administration of Mount Athos, a Greek manuscript Cardinal Wolsey; which will be pub- has been found, which contains lished in the course of next month. the text of about eighty comedies, Besides the ecclesiastical and poli- supposed to be works of Menander tical transactions of Popes Julius II. and of Philemon. Doubtless' Asia Leo X. Adrian VI. and Clement Minor and Turkey abound in these VII., Mr Galt gives oecasional curiosities, as well as the religious sketches of the state of English lit. houses in Russia. erature, at that period; and of the The first volume of a new His. opinions then held by the people on tory of the Roman Empire, by M. Astrology, &c. In the appendix Nieburgh, counsellor of the King will be introduéed, several origi- of Prussia, was lately published at sal documents and private letters, Berlin. written by Henry VIII. Francis I. The posthumous works of the Charles V. Mary Queen of France; celebrated Pallas, are expected and other persons of eminence in from the press at Berlin.
Mr. John Brady, of KenningA History of the European Com- ton, proposes to publish a Connecmerce with Indiá ; with a review of ted Series of Essays, affording a the arguments for and against the comprehensive and authentic detail management of it by a chartered of the phenomena of time, the company, an appendix of authentic manner in which it has been coniaccounts, and a map, is preparing puted, divided, subdivided, and reby Mr. Macpherson, author of the gulated, from the earliest periods Annals of Commerce.
of antiquity; with an étymological Kabington's Castara, with a bio- description of the times of each digraphical and critical Essay, by C. vision, now and formerly in use; A. Elton, Esq. the Translator of a full and historical account of the Hesiod, is reprinting at Bristol. various instruments that have been
Decker's Gull's Hornbook, with invented for registering its flight, explanatory notes, is also republish- recording events, and every other ing at Bristol.
important particular connected In a few weeks will be published, with that subject. the Poetical Latin Version of the Mr Williams, of Stationers' Court, Psalms, by G. Buchanan, with co- proposes, in future, to publish a pious notes in English, critical and Monthly List of New Publications, explanatory, partly from those of and New Editions of Works on The Burman, Chytræus, Ruddiman, ology, Morals, and Education. Hunter, and Love, and partly by the editor, A. Dickinson, of the
perature of the apartment was then Memoirs of the Progress of Manu- 54° of Fahrenheit. factures, Chemistry, Science, and A valuable and simple process has the Fine Arts.
lately been discovered by Edward
Howard, Esq. F.R. S. for the refin-
ceeded in freezing quicksilver by of great advantage. The following his frigorific process. This remarks is the outline of the process : able experiment was performed in “Take brown sugar, sift it through the shop of Mr Adie, Optician, here, a cparse sieve, then put it lightly inwith an air-pump of a new and im. to any conical vessel having holes at proved construction, made by that the bottom (like a coffee machine). skilful artist. A wide thermometer Then mix some brown sugar with tube, with a large bulb, was filled white syrup, that is, syrup of refinwith mercury and attached to a ed sugar, to the consistency of rod passing through a collar of batter or thick cream, and pour it leathers, from the top of a cylindri- gently on the top of the sugar in cal receiver. This receiver, which the vessel till the surface be coverwas 7 inches wide, covered a deep flated. The syrup will soon begin to bason of nearly the same width, and percolate, and leave the surface in containing, sulphuric acid, in the a state which will allow more syrup midst of which was placed an egg. to be poured upon it, which is to cup halffull of water. The inclosed air be done carefully. The treacle being reduced by the working of the will be found to come out at the pump to the 50th part, the bulb was bottom, having left the whole mass repeatedly dipt in the water, and perfectly white. The first dropagain exposed to evaporation, till it pings are to be kept apart, as the became incrusted with a coat of ice last will serve to begin anothers about the 20th of an inch thick. operation. The sugar is: now in The cup, with its water still unfroz- a pure state, exeept as to its conen was then removed, and the ap- taining, insoluble matter, which, paratus replaced, the coated bulb, may of course be separated by som being pushed down to less than an lution in water. The clarification inch from the surface of the sul... is to be performed by the best pipe: phuric acid. On exhausting the re- clay and fuller's-earth, and the adceiver again, and continuing the o- dition of neutral alum, if lime będí peration, the icy crust at length previously contained therein ; the started into divided fissures, owing whole to be agitated together, probably to its being more contract. and, if expedition be requred, it ed by the intense.cold than the glass. should be heated to the boiling which it invested ; and the mercury point: the fæculencies will then having gradually decended in the subside. The brown syrup may, thermometer tube till it reached the also be much improved by means
of point of congelation, suddenly sunk tannin and the above earths. TO almost into the bulb, the gege stand: make the sugar into: sqow-white ing at the 20th part of an inch; and powder, it is also necessary to evaa. the included ait being thus rarified porate the clarified solution to dryabout 600 times After a few min. ness op a water-bath. To make utes, the apparatus being removed, loaves, the common methods may and the bulb broken, the quicksilver be resorted to, or, the syrup. drawna appeared a solid mass, which bore off by exhaustion, or sinall graips the stroke of a hammer. The tem may be made aceording to M. Dar
Trone's process, with much water,' of a part of the best of Lord Somer. and these grains may be cemented ville's celebrated 'flock, purchased by hot concentrated syrup.” by Dr Morison, and sent to Larch
The piece of superfine navy-blue grove, near Edinburgh. . The macloth, exhibited at the late Spring nufacturer of the cloth, to whom Cattle-Show, in London, of which much credit is due, as he had no so much notice was taken by emi. variety of fine fleeces from which nent judges for its extraordinary to select, and was not at all aware merit, is probably the first which of Dr Morison's intention to exhihas been manufactured in Scotland, bit the cloth, is Mr Richard Lees,' from pure Merino wool, grown in. of Galashiells. this country. It was the produce
The Wanton Wife.
The first flight of the winter's rime.
That on the kirk-yard sward had faun, Nith, trembling to the reapers' sang, The wanton wife skift off his grave, Warm glitter'd in the harvest sun,
A kirking wi' her new gudeman. And murmur'd up the lonesome glen,
Where wife of wanton wit did wonne. A dainty dame I wat she was, Her tongue wagg'd wi' upholy wit,
High brent and burnish'd was her brow, Untint by kirk or gospel ban ;
'Mang lint-locks curling, and her lips And ay, she wish'd the kirk-yard mools Twin daisies dawn'd through honey dew. Green growing o'er her auld gudeman. And light and lovesome in the dance,
When ha' was het, or kirn was wan; Her auld gudeman drapp'd in at e'en,
Her hands twa drifts-o' virgin snaw
But, lang ere, winter's winds blew by,
She skirled in her lonesome how; While dame wi' clamorous tongue began, Her new gudeman, wi' hazle rung, “ O sorrow clap ye're auld beli'd pow,
Began to kame her wanton pow. “ And dance wi' ye to the mools, gude. Her hearth was sloken'd'out with care, man!”
Toom grew her kist, and cauld her pan,
And dreigh and dowie wax'd the night, He hung his bonnet on the pin,
Ere Beltane, wi' her new gudeman.
She dreary sits 'tween naked wa's,
Her cheek ne'er dimpling into mirth, The lark, 'mid morning's siller grey, Half happed, haurling out o' doors,
That wont to cheer him warkward gaun, And hụnger haunted at her hearth; Next morning miss't, amang the dew, And see the tears thick in her locks, The blythe and dainty auld gudeman. Warm happin' down her haffits wan;
But think her bitterness of soul, The third morn's dew on flower and tree In sorrow for her auld gudeman. 'Gan glorious in the sun to glow,
HIDALLAN. Whan sang the wanton wife, to mark
Proceedings of Parliament.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
After some remarks from Lord Darnley,
who thought it would not be safe to disapThursday, March 5.
point the expectations of Portugal, the ad
diebs was agreed to. THE royal assent was given by commis.
Tuesday, March 17. Exchequer bills funding bill; and the The committee of privileges sat this day, frame breaking punishment bill was read a and proceeded with the further investigathird time and passed.
tion of the claims of Sir James Innes Ker, Monday, March 9.
to the honours and dignities of the Roxa In the appeal case, the Earl of Elgin, referring to the pedigree of the claimant was
burgh peerage. The e hole of the evidence 7. M.Lean, the judgment of the Court of Session was affirmed.
gone through, and the committee adjourn. The Drury Lane Theatre bill was read a ed till the first Tuesday after the Easter
recess. third tine and passed. Friday, March 13.
Thursday, March 19. Lord Liverpool presented a message from
Lord BORINGDON addressed the House the Prince Regent, requesting that the usual upon the subject of the recent attempt to assistance might be granted to Portugal.
forin a more extended administration. He
entered, at large, into the situation of pubMonday, March 16.
lic affairs at home and abroad, and con. Lord LIVERPOOL moved the order of the tended, that catholic emancipation could day'for taking into consideration the mes. no longer be delayed without endangering sage of his Royal Highness the Prince Re. the safety of the country. He concluded gent, on the subject of the subsidy to Por. with moving an address to the Prince Re. tugal. In proposing an address to the gent, representing the necessity of formPrince Regent, in answer, he paid a high ing an administration, so composed, as to compliment to the valour and discipline of unite the confidence and good will of all the Portuguese troops, who had proved classes of his Majesty's subjects, which themselves capable of combating and con- could not be enjoyed by an administration, quering the legions of France.
the characteristic principal of whose doa Lord GROSVENOR said, he could not ap- mestic policy, as well as the bond of whose prove of the policy of the last year's cam. connection in office, is not only not to repaign in Portugal and Spain. Unless we commend, but to resisť a fair and dispas. could strike some decisive blow at the sionate consideration of those civil abilities power of France, the continued waste of under which the Irish eatholics still labour, our blood and treasure was highly impo. -and expressing an anxious hope that his litie. He should not, howerer, oppose the Royal Highness inight yet be enabled to address.
form an administration on a basis calcu. April 1812.