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containing a history of the city completes, in the first volume, that from the earliest periods ; a general of Spain, Portugal, France and the description of the Scottish Metro- United Provinces. The following polis ; a particular account of its is the manner in which he proposes Antiquities, Political, Civil, and to treat of France, which may Municipal Establishments; Banks ; serve as an example of the whole Literary Establishments, including work.

history of the progress and pre- Gaul-its boundariesextent sent state of Literature and Print- principal rivers, and subdivisions ing : an account of the periodical into six provioces. A descrippublications, and of the progress

tion of each province, together and present state of the Arts, Re- with its principal towns, and the ligious Establishments, Charitable tribes with which it was peopled, Institutions, Public Amusements, in the time of Ptolemy, Cæsar, including a history of the Theatre, and Tacitus. Music and Dancing ; progress and Roman Military Ways in Gaul. present state of Manners, Public France during the Middle age. Markets, Water, Fuel, &c. Mis- Modern Franch-Its extent and cellaneous Remarks: history and boundaries -- mountains — rivers description of Leith ; Trade of E- --climate, surface and soil--podinburgh and Leith ; Population ;- pulation --- products —mines and Objects of Natural History in the minerals-manufactures and com. immediate neighbourhood of Edin- merce -canals - religion-literaburgh ; and a description of the ture-government--revenue-arromantic Scenery and remarkable my and navy: Objects in the environs of the Scot, History of France from the tish Metropolis. Should the exe- middle age to the present time. cution of this work be answerable Division of France into Genera. to the design, which we have reason lities, &c.-Maps. to think will be the case, it will be A circumstantial description of a very interesting and popular one. every province, city, and mar. Lord Selkirk has in the press, a new

ket towo. and enlarged edition of his valuable NETHERLANDS - extent-climate treatise on Emigration from the · and soil-rivers-canals—popu. Highlands.

lation --products-manufactures In consequence of the rapid sale of and commerce-religion-learnthe second edition of the Lay of ing-government, &c. the Last Minstrel," a third will soon Division of France into departmake its appearance.

ments. A description of every Mr Gray is preparing a second edi- department-its subdivision into tion of his useful work, entitled circles, extent, products, popula. the Experienced Mill Wright.” tion, &c The following is a view of the cor. Alpliabet cal list of the hundred tents of the first volume of Dr and iwo departments into which Playfair's " System of Geogra- the French empire is divided. phy.” He begins with a History French possessions and settleof Geography Physical Geogra ments in various parts of the phy.- A survry of of the Ocean- globe ancient and modern reasures-po- Distances betweeen the most pulation of the globe-table of noted places ; ad routes of iralongitudes and latitudes. After a vellers through the most frequent. general description of Europe, he ed parts of France.

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The work will be completed in new types, are in a course of preparasix volumes quarto, cach volume con- tion, and the work will in several retaining seven or eight hundred pages spects be improved by the delay. of letter press, and eight or ten an- Mr Duppa will publish, early in the cient and modern maps. The price spring, a Life of Michael Angelo to subscribers will be 21. 25. per Buonaroti, containing his character volume.

as a poet, painter, sculptor, and architect.

M. Villiers, the author of the LITERARY INTELLIGENCE, ENG- “ Essay

“ Essay on the Reformation of LuLISH and Foreign.

ther," has received, in consequence

of ihat valuable work, the degree of THE long desired measure of re- doctor from the University of Got.

stricting the Medical Profession tingen. to the hands of none but well-in- In the Electoral Library at Munich structed practitioners in the coun. have been discovered the four Gospels, try as well as in London, is at and a Liturgy of the eleventh centu. length about to be carried into ef. ry, in small folio, on fine white fect. The provisions, as far as they parchment, written in a beautiful disconcern regulars, are intended, to tinct character, and in the highest be prospective, and consequently state of preservation. They are will not operate upon the present splendidly bound, and adorned with generation; but as these die away precious stones and pearls: the clasps or retire, their situations will be oc- are of gold, and they are lettered on cupied by persons of suitable and the back with ivory. competent education. Plans of the M. Esmenard, author of a poem same kind have lately been introdu. intitled Navigation, has received, ced into Divinity and the Law, and from the Marquis Lucchesini, the no good reason can be assigned for Prussian Minister at Paris, the golnot extending a principle to Medi- den medal of the Berlin Academy. cine which has already done so much At Berlin is established a German good in the sister-professions.— The Lutheran Academy for the instrucplan has already obtained the coun- tion of the natives of Sierra Leona, tenance and support of many of the the expences of which are paid by remost respectable physicians and mittances from England. The insurgeons of the metropolis, and we stitution is already attended by 'anticipate a speedy and zealous co- twelve pupils, most of them handioperation of the faculty in all parts craftsmen. They are instructed in of the kingdom, in support of a various departments of learning, bemeasure which is eminently calcu. sides the arts of preaching and cate, lated to increase the credit of the chising. profession, and to make its follow. Dr Rush, of America, is preparers infinitely more useful to the ing a complete edition of his Medical community.

Works, which will be comprized in In consequence of a fire which, on three volumes octavo. the 12th of December, consumed the The Russian Government purposes extensive printing-offices of Mr Gil- to form at Petersburg an institution let in Salisbury-square, the publica- for the improvement of the naval sertion of the First Part of Dr Gre- vice, to be denominated the Museum gory's New Cyclopedia is deferred of the Marine. This institution till the first of March. Several will not be merely a school : lessons printed sheets, together with the will be given in all the sciences necessary for a naval ofiicer; and the It will be comprised in two volumes Museum will besides publish a journ imperial quarto, illustrated by about nal treating on every subj«ct relative cighty beautiful engravings in coto the marine, It is to possess a li lours, by M, Scott and other artists, brary, and a cabinet of natural his. from original drawings, descriptive tory, which will be continually open of the country, customs, and manto the pupils. This establishinent ners, of the people, taken by the in. will be under the direction of the genious Mr Bryant, who accompaniMinister of the Marine ; and its ed the Colonel expressly for that members will wcar an uniform simi purpose. This tour was performed lar to that of the navy,

cessary

during the cessation of hostilities, An important work on Siberia toward the conclusion of the year and the contiguous countries will 1802, and the route being entirely shortly appear at Petersburg in the different from that usually taken by French language, from the pen of English travellers no small degree M. Delaunay, counsellor of state. of information and interest is expect

One of the most intimate friends of ed to result from the perusal of the Winkelmann, the celebrated German work. To the sportsman in particuan'iquary, named Berendis, lately de. lar it cannot fail to prove highly ceased, left among his papers seveo gratifying, as we have no account ral letters of that celebrated man.- whatever of the state of sporting These have been published by Goihe, in that country. Another edition who has added various pieces of his of the work will appear at the same own composition, in which he endea. 'time in royal quarto, with the plates vours to place the character of Win. uncoloured. kelman as a writer and as a man, in The Croonian Lecture for the a new light, by delineating the most present season has been read at two remarkable circumstances of his life. of the meetings of the Royal Society Counsellor Wolfe, of Hale, has en- by Mr Carlisle. The subject was, riched this volume with a very curi- “ The power and particular Siruca ous piece on Winkelmann's literary ture of the Muscles of Fishes. Afand philological studies. Lastly, ter several minute physiological exprofessor Meyer has contributed a planations of the nature and peculiar well-written History of the Arts in structure of the muscles of fishes, last century, which concludes the and their invariable insertion in fleshy work, to which Gothe has thought instead of tendinouş matter, he

profit to give the title of “ Winkel. ceeded to detail his experiments on mann and his Age.”

their power and particular use, in Professor Vince has nearly como enabling the animal to move with rapleted the third volume of his Astro. pidity through a fluid so dense as nomy.

water. He ascertained that the mus. A Life of Romney the painter, cles of the fishes are solely those by from the

pen of Hayley, will shortly means of which the fish advances : appear, and will be accompanied with that the pectoral and abdominal fins a varicty of engravings.

serve only to raise or lower, and baThe long expected Tour of Colo. lance it in the water. nel Thornton through various parts Dr Woilaston, secretary of the of France, a splendid work, which · Royal Society, has read the Bakerian has been nearly three years in hand, Lecture, " On the Force of Percusis now nearly ready for publication. sion."

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" Still blossom, 'mid the lapse of years, ALFRED.

The laurels wreath'd on VIRTUE'S BY GEORGE DYER.

« In richer pride her honours blow, AH! why should song, enchanting song,

* And Her vot'ries lead throʻ Error's maze ?

age

her mem'ry more endears.
Why Folly, pois’ning future days,
Give Pride those laurels, that to Truth be-

6. See Britain rising from her seat,
long?

“ Proud of her rights and equal laws,

“ Ardent in honour's sacred cause ; Ayaunt thou bard of ancient time,

“ She found thee wise, and has proclaim'd I hate the base insidious lyre, That bids the dazzled crowds retire,

« 'Twas thine euch citizen to fire; While Tyrants sit as gods sublime.

« They pant the thirsty lace to wield; But hail the man of ardent frame,

They rush impetuous to the field,
Who teems with love of human kind,

“ And Freedom sees her foes expire.'
Who leaves the vulgar great behind,
Scorning the splendid treach'ries of a name.

They ceas’d: and cease the lyric strain,

For Alfred lives to bless no more;
HEROES have bask'd, a serpent broud,
Hatch'd by ambition's baneful ray,

Tho'still, its day of splendour set,
ConQu'rors, high-mail'd in war-array,

Downward the sun, but sinks, to rise again,

Thus Alfred shines in deathless fame, Have reeld mere dæmons, drunk with blood.

And darting golden glories high,

Still marches stately thro' they sky,
Where Discord holds her torch on high,

While gazing nations bless his name.
Recount the warrior, Romans dead;
The blood of generous Buitons shed;

FOCK AN' SAMUEL.
O'er vassal-sons, hear humbled Gallia sigh

A Scots Pastoral,
How streams the Rhine with German
gore!

NOVEMBER wind had wad the flow'rs
Let Cæsar mount the victor's car,

away, And Rome, amid the spoils of war,

An' ca'd the leaves frae ilka bendin' spray: Her conq'rot, and the world's, adore! Pale grew the green, an' Hertfell's hoary Ah! vain the pomp, th' imperial sway :

An' faint the verdure on the vale below, When justice shakes her watchful stand, When Samuel dander'd out to Queensb'ry Actions she weighs with patient hand,

cairn,
Nor will she rashly throw her palms away.

An' sat him down, a lesson gude to learn ;
She spurns the mad heroic race! His flocks were feedin' round, sae fair to
And oft, while Pæans rend the skies,
While altars, breathing incense, rise,

Of ilka care his 'onest heart was free.
The victor marks for long disgrace.

Of prospects careless he so oft" had
Yet, Fame, thy fair Elysium raise ;

From Arran black, to Cheviot hills sae
And. genius, call thy wreath of flow'rs; green;
Aud, seated in unfading bowers,

From Skiddaw, Man, and Erin's fertile
Alfred, ennobled shine thro' endless days! shore,

I see, I scale the inount sublime! To where the pointed paps of high Ben-
Lost in the beams of heav'nly light,

More
I see, mid streams, as chry-tal bright, Erect, amid the Grampian desart, drew
The bards, who rais'd the lofty rhyme. His notice, like a distant vapour blue.

The day was pleasant like a day in ** Blest, Alfred, be thy honor'd name,

May, “ (A people's voice of praise is sweet) An' Jock cam' stridin' up the muir-land “ And sweet the songs, the Prince that way. greet,

Some learned fock will listen wi' delight * The Prince, whose bosom glows with To twa young shepherds crackin' on the Freedom's flame.

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Mech, Samuel, sure the day we fear'd is At leisure, Jock, at leisure; Nelson's
come:

gane!
A day that will of thousards seal the doom!

Jock.
I've nearly tint my breath, wi' hastening

Good God! is Nelson kill'd?
here,
To see if you could tell me what's asteer,

Samuel,
But it appears owr evident to me
The Cadiz fleets have reach'd the Irish

'Tis truely sae.
sea ;

Jock.
For hear, on ilka side the Solway shore,
Peal after pe"), the cannons loualy roar:

Then deil tak' them, an'a' the ships they
There groans I hear through Gallway

ha'e :
hills around,

For though enrich'd by a' the fleets in
An' Queensb’ry dinnles wi' the dreadfu' Spain,
sound.

Our loss had still been greater than our
We maunna now the glorious contest shun, gain.
The danger's near, let's get our guns an’

Ah, heavy news for Britain and for me!

Yes, Nelson, I maun drap a tear for thee.
They wadna, save an' some prodigious
fray,

Samuel,
Sae loose their cannons on the Sabbath

Yestreen at Slack's, I tauld as I cam' bye,
day

An straight amazement kyth'd in ilka eye;
Samuel.

The smearers glowr'd, an' cry'd, Is Nelson
At leisure, Jock, at leisure; you shall An' swore their guardian frae their side
hear

was ta'en.
How little you the Cadiz fleets need The tar they lately up like ribbons drew,
fear:

Fell frae their hands an' slaister'd a' the
Wild frae their hole, by Nelson's art pro-

woo'.
found,

If a' the fock wad mourn as sair for me,
Their pride has got a deep and deadly I wadna grudge at ony time to die.

wound;
That mighty fleet, who thought the seas

Yock.
their ain,

When news arriv'd that faes war on the
Are a' mishacker'd, tatter'd, taw'd, an'

seas,
ta'en.

His very name set a' our hearts at ease :
These distant vollies which our echoes The very dullest herds amang us a'
raise,

Of Nelson's valour never miss'd to blaw:
Are sounds of triumph for the joyful My uncle strak John Millar on the face,

For ca’ing him lazy in his Southern chace.

Samuel
Fock.

But, pock, I have a project in my head,
Blest be the Ruler o' the the earth an' Our grief can naething ser' the valiant
sea,

dead;
For grantin' us sae great a victory. Here, on this spot, a mighty cairn we'll
But () 'tis worthy our eccentric d'ys,

rear,
Wi' guns an' powder to exalt his praise. In mem'ry o' the chief we held so dear.

I spoke to Hogg, on every project keen,
Samuel.

An' see the lines he penn'd' for it yestreer.
A roughsome way o' praisin' God in-

THE INSCRIPTION.
I think it queer ;. in that we're baith a-

Let all the lads on Nith and Annar
greed.

learn Fock.

The Queensb’ry shepherds rear this rustic

cairn
But a' that ever sail'd aneath the skies In mem'ry of a great and noble tar,
By Nelson are outdone in enterprise : A gen'rous soul, a thunderbolt in war:
He's sic a terror to our en’mies a'.

On Britain's foes, who British vengeance
He'll nouther leave them ship nor bort at a'. hurl'd,
"Tis past belief what he has sunk an' ta'en. In ev'ry quarter of the wond'ring world :

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