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A Character of MR PITT.
any concern in such writings. While "The loss of such a man would, at any period, be a national calamity; at the present it is awful. Many are the able, and eloquent, and wise, whom he has left behind him; and God forbid that we should despair of the resources and strength of our country! But a great light is taken away; a column of vast strength is P. N. removed. The early, the steady, the unalterable foe of the French Usurper, and his detested power and principles, is no more; the eye which pierced through his deceits is closed;. the tongue which proclaimed them is mute; the heart and hand which rose up to chastise them are cold and still. The French Tyrant will now exult indeed, but he will find, that England, true to herself, is yet the bulwark of freedom; and that the only effect of the death of her heroes, and of her sages, is to infuse yet stronger ardour, and more decided energy, into those whom they have left to assert the glory of their me mory.
HE following, which is the production of Mr J. Ballantyne, printer, appeared in the newspapers at the time; but as it is extremely well written, several of our readers have expressed a wish that it should be preserved in our magazine.
"We announce to our readers, with feelings of profound affliction, the death of Mr Pitt. The illness, which he had long laboured under, had encreased with great and unexpected rapidity, for the last ten days, and on the morning of Thursday last, (January 23.) at half past four o' clock, that great man breathed his last.
"Upon an event so recent to us so awful and overpowering-we venture not to say much. We are impressed, as if the social system itself had received a shock, by the removal of one of its strongest and noblest pillars. This is not the moment in which the feelings of party are to be indulged. We lament not Mr Pitt as a Statesman merely; we lament him as a great, a wise, a generous, a high-souled Englishman; a man, who loved his country, and who revered his King; in whose breast no petty feeling found a place, no unworthy thought a harbour; who venerated liberty as the vital principle of the universe, and whose efforts were unceasingly, though variously, directed to its defence and support.
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Sunday, August 10th.
The Third satellite of Jupiter will emerge from behind his shadow at O 13 4 47 minutes and 53 seconds after 8 o'clock in the evening.
CELESTIAL PHENOMENA for AUGUST 1806.
Friday, August 1st.
HE planet VENUS will be in conjunction with Geminorum, a star of the 3d magnitude, situated in longitude 3.2.35..58", and latitude 50.34" South. The latitude of Venus being 1.15.10", the Dearest approach of their centers will be 24.36", and Venus will pass to
the south of the star.
On the same day, about 15 minutes before 9 o'clock in the evening, the First and Second satellites of Jupiter will be in conjunction on the Western side of his disc. The third is situated on the same side at a greater distance, and the fourth on the other side of Jupiter.
Saturday, August 2d.
Monday, August 11th.
The Moon will be in conjunction with the planet MARS, at 32 minutes after 5 o'clock in the morning.
On the same day the Moon will be in conjunction with VENUS, at 49 minutes after 8 o'clock in the evening.
Tuesday, August 12th.
The planet Venus will be in con. junction with Geminorum a star of the 3d magnitude, situated in Castor's hand, in longitude 3.15.49′.26′′, and latitude 12.19" south. The lat. of Venus being 39'..39" south, the distance of their centers at the time of conjunction will be 27'..20", and the planet will pass to the South of the star.
Wednesday, August 13th.
The planet JUPITER is situated in longitude 8.28°40'..14", and latitude 2 minutes North. His declina. tion is 23°26′ South, and the time of his southing 8h..19' in the evening.
Sunday, August 17th. The Third satellite of Jupiter will immerge into his shadow at 38 mi nutes and 39 seconds after 9 o'clock in the evening.
Tuesday, August 19th.
The Second and Fourth satellites of
Jupiter will be in conjunction on the right hand of his disc, about 47 mi nutes after 8 o'clock in the evening. The first is placed on the same side a little nearer the planet, and the third on the other side of Jupiter.
Thursday, August 21st.
The planet MERCURY will be sta tionary in longitude 5. 19°. 9'..8".
The GEORGIUM SIDUS is situated in longitude 6..22°41'..48", and latitude 33 minutes North. His de chination is 8.19' South, and he comes to the meridian about 22 mi
nutes after 3 o'clock in the after
Saturday, August 23d.
The Moon will be in conjunction with JUPITER at 51 minutes after 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
On the same day the first satellite of Jupiter will emerge from behind his shadow, at 2 minutes and 24 seconds after 9 o'clock in the evening.
On the same day, at 28 minutes after 9 o'clock in the evening, the Sun will enter the sign Virgo, and
Wednesday Angust 27th.
The planet MARS will be in conjunction with d Geminorum, a star of the 3d magnitude, situated in longi. tude 3.15.49'..28", and latitude 12'..19" South. The latitude of Mars being 40.35" North, the nearest approach of their centers will be 52.54", and the planet will pass
to the north of the star.
On the same day, at 4 minutes/ and 26 seconds after 9 o'clock in the evening, the Fourth satellite of Jupiter will immerge into his shadow.
Thursday, August 28th.
The planet JUPITER will be stationary in longitude 85..28°..27. Friday, August 29th.
The planet VENUS will be in conjunction with Cancri, a star of the 4th magnitude, situated in longitude. 43..6°.. 1'..8′′. he latitude of Venus being 12..17" North, and that of Cancri 4.13" North, the distance of their centers at the time of conjunction will be 8'..4" and the planet will pass to the North of the star. MOUNT ANNAN, July 22. 1806.
Memoirs of the Progress of MANUFACTURES, CHEMISTRY, SCIENCE, and the FINE ARTS.
his longitude will be exactly 5 sigus. MR DAVY has discovered that the
Sunday, August 24th.
The Second satellite of Jupiter will emerge from behind his shadow at 2 minutes and 37 seconds after 9 o'clock in the evening.
Tuesday, August 26th.
About a quarter before 9 o'clock in the evening, the First, Second, and Fourth satellites of Jupiter, will be in conjunction on the Western side of his disc. The Third is situated on the other side of the planet.
acid which exists in minute quantities in the Wavellite, the new fossil from Barnstable, is the fluoric acid, in such a peculiar state of combination as not to be rendered sensible by sulphuric acid.
It appears from the experiments of DR KIDD, that the new mineral found in Cornwall, in one of the Gevenoss mines, consists of 33 parts of sulphur, 66 of oxide of zinc, and a very minute proportion of Iron.
A magnetical telescope has been constructed by Mr Edward Troughton for determining the magnetic meridian,
account of the instrument was read to the Royal Society of London on the 22d of May last.
A simple and cheap portable Barometer has been invented by Sir H. C. ENGLEFIELD, Bart. M. P., for the purpose of determining heights with considerable facility and precision. An account of the instrument, with instructions for using it, may be seen in Nicholson's Journal No. 55. vol. 14. p. 1.
A new lamp has been invented by COUNT RUMFORD, a description of which will be found in the Journal just referred to vol. 14. p. 22.
It appears from experiments made at Berlin, that the yellow beet root, (betalutea) yields more than double the quantity of sugar afforded by any other species of that vegetable.
At a late meeting of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin, M. KLAPROTH read an essay on the Chemical properties of the Datholith, a fossil newly discovered in Norway. Its constituent parts are 36 of silex, 35 of lime, and 4 of water.
It appears from the observations of M. PORTAL, that in cases of cataract, (a disease of the eye arising from an opacity of chrystalline lens, and which can be cured only by the extraction of the lens,) sight is sometimes restored by the spontaneous destruction of the chrystalline. This is a wise provision of nature, and is analogous to the destruction of the fragments of the pupillary membrane with which the opening of the iris is closed, and which is torn asunder after birth.
A new process for cleaning fea thers from their animal oil has been discovered by Mrs Richardson, who was rewarded with twenty guineas. See the Transactions of the Society for 1805.