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docution in the colleges of Old and Harwood, Professor of Medicine ; Mt New Aberdeen, has ready for the Christian, Professor of Law; and viessis. press, Elements of Elocution, or an Lens, Frere, and Meek, Fellows. It is Introduction to Pronunciation and understood tnat medicine is the branch of Reading; intended for the improve in this institution, and that an endea

science which will be chiefly cultivated ment of youth, in the pronunciation vour will be made by means of it io and delivery of the English language. rescue our English universities from For the first time, io any collection the opprobrium under which they have of this kind, the pausee peculiar to laboured, owing to neglect of this most poetry are distinguished by particu- useful of human arts. lar inarks.

The late statute at Oxford for public A new edition of the tale entitled, ing of Degrees, has been attended with

Examinations previously to the obtain. “ The Swiss Emigrants," is now in

the happiest effects on the application of

the students. It has rescued that uni. Through bis acquaintance with versity froin the charges of Gibbon and some members of the present admi. others; and close study is now as essennistration, Mr Laing has had access

tial to the attainment of honours at Oxto an original document relative to

ford as at any university in Europe.

A new statute is expected, by which the guilt of Queen Mary, which, in

every student will be obliged to under. ; his opinion, brings that question to

go two public examinations, one in the a decisive issue. He has received classics, and one in the sciences, at the from the State-paper office, a tran- interval of two years between each, bescript of one of Mary's letters to fore he can obtain a Bachelor's degree ; Bothwell in the original French, ese

and by the same statute, the present sentially different from the French

examination for a Master's degree is to

be discontinued. translation printed at Rochelle, and

Sir George Staunton, having translatevidently the original from which the ed into the Chinese language a TreatScotch is translated.

ise on the Vaccine Inoculation, the first English work that ever was published in China,) a general inoculation

for the Cow-pox has taken place in the LITERARY INTELLIGENCE, ENGLISH populous city of Canton. So far have and FOREIGN.

this jealous people got the better of their

prejudices in this instance, that a very REPARATIONS are at lengthmak- farge subcription was raised for estab

ing for the erection of Downing lishing an institution in the city of College at Cambridge, on the ground Canton, by means of which the inoculawhich lies opposite to the front of Ema- tion is to be spread into the neighbour. nuel, and on the left of the street which ing country, and the matter disseminaleads from that College to Pembroke. ted into every province of the emThe architect is Mr Wilkins, whose pire. knowledge of Grecian models gives The papers of the late illustrious reason to hope that the edifice will be Lord Macartney, have been confided to worthy of the University which it is Mr Barrow, by his Lordship’s executintended to adorn. The establishment ors, and they will soon be given to the is to consist of a Master, a Professor of public, accompavied by full and accuthe Laws of England, a Professor of Me- rate Memoirs of his Lordship’s long and dicine, sixteen Fellows, and six Scholars, active life. Two of the Fellows are to be in holy The state of Literary Criticism, as it orders, and the rest, after the usual stand is now carried on in this metropolis, ing, are to become barristers at law, or has determined several persons of the doctors of physic. The Master, the two first literary distinction in the universi. Professors, and three of the Fellows, have ty of Oxford, to commence the publicabeen named in the charter; and are tion of a periodical Literary Censor in Dr Francis Annesly Master; Sir Busick that seat of science and learning.

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A Chemical Society is about to be reprinting, with corrections, The Cri. established in London, The admission terion; or, Miracles Examined; a work of subscribers is for the present limited that has long since been out of print, to sixty, and the annual subscription and which is unquestionably one of the is fixed at three guineas. An unlimit- ablest defences of revealed religion that ed number of gentlemen, residing in the ever was published in this or any councountry, may be admitted as subscribe try. ers, on paying one guinea annually, - The government of China would not which shall entitle them to visit the permit the learned men and artists atSociety as members, whenever they re- tached to the Russian embassy, to pro. side in the capital, provided their stay ceed into the interior of that country. does not exceed three months. The One of them, the Councillor of State, admission of members for the present Schubat, intends returning by way of is confined to a Committee, who request northern Siberia, for the purpose of that such gentlemen as are desirous of collecting in a country so little known becoming subscribers was favour them to Europeans every thing worthy of with their names, for which purpose a observation. book is opened at their Laboratory, No. A complete skeleton of an elephant 11, Old Compton-street.

has been lately discovered at Sbinchow, Dr Vincent has in the press a new in the Russian government of Casan. edition of the Nearchus.

This is a phenomenon which contrins The unwieldy extent of the poets at the conjectures of M. Buffon. large has determined Mr Pratt, a gen- A judgement may be formed of the tleman whose taste in elegant litera- zeal for the sciences in the Russian proture has been acknowledged by the vince of Kiow, from the circumstance public during a period of thirty years, that in three days the sum of 500,000 to make a selection of the best pieces rubles was subscribed for the support of contained in the entire series of our the college established in that city. national poets, which he intends to Prince Besboroako has given a fund print in six or seven elegant small vo. of 210,000 rubles, and an annual revelumes, The pieces from each poet nue of 15,000 rubles, to the college will be introduced by a short biographi- which he has established at Naschin in cal notice, and generally accompanied the Ukraine. by a finely engrai ed portrait. The en

Dr. Fuchs, author of several esteemtire work will be prefaced by a Criti ed works on natural history, has been cal and Historical Essay on the Charac- appointed professor and director of the teristics and progress of English poetry, botanic garden belonging to the univerfrom Chaucer to Cowper.

sity of Casan, Mr Johnes proposes to publish a In a periodical work published at Supplementary

. Volume to his quarto Petersburg, entitled the “ St. Peteredition of Froissart's Chronicles; con- burgische Monathscrift," there is a very taining Memoirs of the Life of the Au- interesting article on the progress of thor ; the various readings produced for learning and civilization in Russia, from the projected new Louvre edition ; an the most remote antiquity to the time account of the celebrated manuscripts of Peter the Great. What will particuof the Chronicles at Breslaw, with its larly attract the attention, is the hope various readings and additions, and an held out of recovering some of the works account of the death of Richard II. of of the ancients supposed to be irretrievEngland, extracted from a manuscript ably lost. It appears that Jarislaus 1.s. in the National Library at Paris. son of Waladiam the Great, invited to

Mr Mitford has in the press an en- his court a great number of learned larged edition of his history of Greece, Greeks, and employed them in translatto which will be now added a new voi ing into the Slavonic language Greek lume.

works, the originals of which were deDr Pinel's Treatise on Insanity, trans- posited in the church of St. Sophia. Jated, and accompanied with Note by Constantine wa great a lover of the Dr Davis, is nearly ready for publica- sciences, that he collected more than tion.

1000Greek manuscripts, several of which Dr Douglas, Bishop of Salisbury, is he caused to be translated and distribut


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cd tothe schools in his dominions. Alex the Black Sea; the other in a district in
is Michælowitz, wishing to compare the Siberia.
Slavovic versions of the books used in Liberal contributions have been re-
the churches with the originals, caused ceived from several of the principal no-
to be purchased in Greece, and particu- bility of Poland, towards defraying the
larly at Mont Athos, about 500 MSS. expences of printing the Polish-Slavonic'
which are still preserved in the library Dictionary compiled by M. Linde, din
of the synod at Moscow. Even allowing rector of the Lyceum at Warsaw.
that the last-mentioned collection con- Mr Tham, of Skara in Sweden, is oc-
sists of copies of the Holy Scriptures cupied on the runic characters found on
and of the Fathers; yet it

may reason.

one of the famous lions of Venice, which ably be conjectured that this was not was not removed to Paris. Mr T. is the case with respect to the 1000 MSS. extremely well versed in this branch collected by Constantine; and it may of northern literature, and has already be asked, what is become of those pre- suceeded in decyphering a considerable sented by him to the schools, and whe- part of thein. ther the still more numerous collection The Danish government is now buildof Jarislaus I. has not remained at the ing in Iceland a regular town, which is church of St. Sophia. It is to be hoped to be called Reykuvig : it is situated on that all the convents of Russia will be the sea-shore, and is to have a free port. called upon to furnish a catalogue of their A Latin grammar school has already libraries, by which means we may flatter been established there. ourselves to bring to light some precious The colleges for the education of remains of ancient Greek literature. Irish, English, and Scotch Catholics in

It has been lately announced, that Paris, have, by a decree of the Emperor, the ruins of two great cities have been been united into one establishment; discovered in the Russian empire, of and a course of lectures on pliilosophy which there are no accounts in history: is now delivering there in the Latin one of them is in the isle of Taman, in language.

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To the Editor.

Lines written by Mr HAYLEY, the poet SIR,

to Mr W~~, with a copy of DemostIf you choose to insert the inclosed poem

henes 1789. by HAYLEY, in your valuable magazine, you are exceedingly welcome. That he W, who hast already caught,

Refind ambition's early flame, was the author of it I know for certain ; By freedom's favourite son be taught, and have great reason to think, it never

The noblest path to civic fame.
before appeared in print. The counter-
part to it is the production of the gentle. This Prince of eloquence, thy guide,
man to whom it is addressed, on his With eniulous delight review,
changing his views from the bar to the Till Britain hears, with joyous pride,
church, and is I think well worthy of A young Deinosthenes in you. ,
being inserted in your poetical corner, as
a spirited and able composition. This

Mr W- - to MR HAYLEY, 1790, on gentleman is now a member of the Uni.

changing bis profession.
versity of Oxford.
It may not be uninteresting to add, that,

COMPLain not, Dear Sir, that with languor on receiving the latter piece, the great

I smother poet altered entirely his tone of conduct

Those sparks of ambition you fann'd into the young man, and afterwards shewed

to flame; him no respect or friendship; a circum- If deserting one Bench, but to sit on anstance, I confess, not to be easily account

other, ed for.


My method may change, still my moAberdeen, Ist July, 1806.

tive's the same.

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In the pata of distinction, you surely biust My friends, 'tis strange indeed, yea very

Tistfange, Sirowa, os b991

Tisa method-nore pleasing, a prospect That miracles, tho! splaistered round th' 19:40 much brighter,in

Exchange, To give up my Chambers in hopes of a Wrought by the sovreign power, of doc.

tor's sosses, hat Ihyoni si studs to Aling of nay Darustex'sko!, for Your thunder-strucks attentioh -ne'er en cora dici & DWHITI 185


Poor valetudinarian, tho' thy legs Lahir :974, 19


Like darning needles seemy, or fiddle pegs *-*LONDONA Poem.

Supporting, as thou onward coughs and

*wlieeses, *.5 * (Continued from p. A.)

A loathsome, soul, Gogotha of diseases. BUT trends of every hue around

mee Here is the cordial baln will cure thy ails, throng,

And niake death's grim carmagnols turn Eager to $* my bold, my daring song

their tails; The lottery-ticket vender takes his standing Here is the potent dose coin ease thy moans Bawling aloud, and -beck'ning with his And with new marrow fill thy wither'd hand

bones. To sing' how ke with’rav’nous teeth and Thatch thy lean lapthron sides, tune every claws milli ********

string, His groaning country's bowels tears and And make thy gladdened heart in extacy to

1 ghaws;

sing; The Grub-street patriot, perch'd up in his Or if with age thy rev’rend system's mus. ,

ty, Pops out his head, and chăttoring like a Thy wrapper wrinkled, and thy axles tussen

rusa párrot, Tells how he sounds his clarion shrill and Here is the cruise of oil, a rare specific, shi floud

Prepared by heads and talons scientific; To swell the madd’ning rage of party feud. will grease thy pivots, nourish thy old lea; The journalist of Spartan lineage follows, ther, And like a baited bull of Bashan belows,

And make thy pend’lums swing in union to

. 'Gainst place men, pensioners, and borough

gether. jobbers,

But softly, muse, 'tis endless

to name Fat gospel drones,' state-wolves, and trea- The swarms of candidates for deathless.

sury robhers. *** These cuierpillars feeding on the nation, Who from

quarters hive found our And stampsim.ground in Wrath and in drum-head, dignation,

On locust wings, and eloquently plead ? Swearing how Britain's sons will neer be


boughs, Unless enlightened by his Advertiser. And garlınds gay to

Prvito bind their bayless The grave physician too, points to his plaisters,

Stock-jobbers, gamblers, Jawyets, Toan 7 His cataplasms, julaps, salve's, and clysters,

contractors, And in a dignified becoming rage, Pawn-brokers, aucticrieers, broad brind Rails at this faithless

corn factors, mount on rapid wing, With all the crew of fiddlers, bards, and And all the virtues of his balsams sing, How every posset, bolus, pill and lotion, Indeed, 'twould sully our renown, I ween, Nerve-bracing cordial, and health-fraught Were we by venerable critics seen. * potion.

Like city sportsmen in pursuit of games saya Which in out mud-built frail redoubts he At every Robin-red breast taking aini, crams,

Hounding with wild hollow our gallant Will keep at bay death's furious batt'ring


At badgers, hedgehogs, weasels, rațs, and And make the Sexton, that earth-heaving

frogs. mole,

So down the streets and lanes we'll speed Skip like a hungty rah5it from his hole, Throw down his mattock; wipe his antient

prominent prey ; brow,

Nor mouse, nor'mole entangle in Of scalls and coffins take a lást adieu ; But bend our bows at buffalos and bears; And;" smelling Tammy Gilead's nostrum And as each hole and borê wê neatly chest, mis on

rummage, Ilan up his spade upon the pin of rest. Sort Insignificance's painted plumage. To be continued.






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which he stated the probable rise of East

India stock, and I observed to his Lordship VILLE.

that if he was impressed with so good an (Continued from p. 464.)

opinion of that stock, I thought he ought

to invest a sum of money in it. His LordMr Alex. TROTTER's evidence continued. ship's observation seemed to throw it aside,

by saying he had no money to invest in R TROTIER stated, that though not stock. I then mentioned to his Lordship to Lord Melville, yet he acted as such, and my hands not called for, and in all probareceived his pay as Treasurer of the Navy, bility would not be called for, and I advised the rents of his estates in Scotland, and o- his Lordship to give me leave to lay out ther sums. He kept an account between so much as would purchase 13,000l. or himself and Lord Melville in a small book, 14,000l. East India stock, but which his of which Lord Melville was frequently Lordship refused in the most positive manfurnished with a copy. The first item of ner, iasomuch that I feared I had incurred debt in that account, according to the best his Lordship’s displeasure in proposing it. of his recollection, was a sum of 400ol fur. But it occurred to me, at the same time, nished his Lordship in the year 1782. For that it would be possible to borrow a šum that sum he took a bond, but not interest of money upon the security of that stock, The fund which furnished this 4oool. was and I proposed to his Lordship that ! public nioney, which was not likely to be should endeavour to do so, and that I soon called for. In this account he gave should lay out that money in the purchase Lord Melville credit for all the sums he of East India stock, to which his Lordship received on his account. In the year 179?, readily assented. I mentioned that I then he directed a purchase of 2000l. India stock krved with a relation of my own, who was to be made on account of Lord Melville. a man of considerable importance in the He paid for this stock with money which city, and that he would raise this money he had in Coutts's hands, and which he had for me. But when I applied to Mr Lind, previously drawn from the Bank. The di- the Gentleman alluded to, I found that I vidends of this stock, he believed, were car. was deceived, and that it was not an easy ried to the credit of Lord Melville. matter to raise the money upon thắt secum

About the year 1791, 10,00ol loyalty rity.----But I was unwilling to disappoint loan was subscribed for in the name of Lord his Lordship in what I had told him I Melville; the payments were made by could effect, and I never acquainted his Coutts's house, and he repaid Coutts from Lordship with the difficulty that had arihis mixed fund of public and private mo. sen, but I assisted Mr Lind' by advancing ney.

him money from the public money, which The dividends of that loan were carried I had the management of. I never had occato the credit of Lord Melville's account. sion afterwards to mention the circum

Besides the account current, the witness stance to Lord Melville until April last said he kept another account with Lord year, and he was perfectly unacquainted Melville, called “ the chest account.” The with my having made use of the public first item of which account was the 10,cool. money in that transaction; and I charged which Lord Melville said he would account his Lordship a regular interest for the for at the witness's first coming into office. whole of the money which I advanced, The 10,000l. loyalty loan was afterwards from the first day it was advanced until the transferred to this chest account. The final settlement of our accounts. The sum account was delivered to Lord Melville thus adyanced, the witness stated to be a. with a charge upon the chest account, but bout 23.0ool which was reduced by a pay. he never said any thing about it-in fact, ment of zoool. and at their final settlement he did not know that his Lordship ever 20,000l. went to payoff the remainder of the looked into the account.

The chest ac- purchase-money, and 8ocol. increased value count, as well as the other, was settled went in diminution of his account current when Lord Melville left office, and all the with the defendant. The book in which balances due both to him individually, and he kept the chest account current, he statto the public, were paid off.

ed to be destroyed, with all other books Q. Did you give directions, in or about and vouchers relative to the transacthe year 1789, or 1790, for the purchase tions between the witness and Lord Mel. of another sum of East India stock for the ville. benefit of Lord Melville ?-A I will state CROSS-EXAMINED.Q. Whether Lord the transaction as far as my memory ena- Melville did not in the conversation about bles me. It was in consequence of a con- the 10,000l. which he was debtor, say that versation I had with his Lordship, in it was not applied to any use or emolu. Yuly 1806,


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