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Warwick, Egremont, Grosvenor, and new publications of merit. The books Carlisle ; of Lords Yarborough and Rad. will be circulatory to subscribers at stock; of Sir George Beaumont, Sir their own houses, and the library will Francis Baring, Mr Coke, Mr Coxe, also be open for resort and reference. Mr Hibbert, Mr Henry Hope, Mr Newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, &c. Thomas Hope, and Mr West. Several will be amply provided. The price of pictures have been some time in hand, shares to a limited number of early suband the first and second numbers may scribers will be six guineas, with an an. be promised in the course of next sea. nual contribution of two guineas. Per. son; and the publisher, Mr Miller uf sons making liberal donations may be Albemarle street, has pledged himself elected by the trustees life members. that the strictest attention shall be paid The situation of the library will be cho. to the delivery of the numbers in the sen as centrical as possible to South. exact order in which they are subscrib- wark, Bermondsey, Newington, Wal. ed for. The letter-press will be in the worth, Camberwell, Kennington, Stock: English and French languages.

well, Clapham, Vauxhall, Lambeth, and Dr Mavor is preparing for the press Blackfriars. At present, Newington a new and much enlarged edition, being Causeway is contemplated as the most the third, of the British Tourists, inclu. eligible scite. The government will be ding the mos: celebrated recent tours in vested in open committees, to be held the British Islands.

quarterly ;--the ostensible and financial The same author has just completed, management in the president, the viceat press, a new and improved edition of presidents, the treasurer, and the trus. Holme's Rhetoric, which has long been fees; the local direction and efficient out of prin:.

superintendance in a librarian, actuary, Dr Jones, master of the Kentish Town and accountant, (in one person) with academy, proposes to publish by sub- requisite assistants. The first president scription a select number of the most is Lord Grantley, and the vice presi. admired Orations of Cicero, translated dents consist of the county ana borough into English from the best Latin edis members, Lord Leslie and Robert Bartions,

clav, Esq. The shares are to be proMr Cuthbertson, of Poland-street, bas prietary ; also inheritable, deviseable, in the press a work on Practical Elec. and transferable. Subscriptions are retricity and Galvanism, being a transla- ceived by the treasurer, Sir John Pin. tion of the most interesting experi. hory, Southwark Bank ; where the staments, contained in a Treatise published tutes and regulations at large are ready by him during his late residence in for delivery to subscribers. Holland, with the addition of all such Mr Beaty, surgeon of the Victory, in as have since been invented by himself the battle of Trafalgar, is about to puband others.

lish a narrative of the most interesting Mr Rannie has in the press a volume occurrences on board the Victory, from of plays and poems, which will be pub- hir leaving Portsmouth till the day of lished in the course of a month. He battle inclusive; with the particulars of has also in preparation a third edition Lord Nelson's death, &c. &c. of his first volume of poems, with addı A new edition of Holinshed's Chro. tions.

nicles is in the press, and intended to be Some principal inhabitants of that the first of a series of the old English vast suburb of the metropolis situated chronicles. on the southern banks of the Ciames, A collection of important facts on the have determined to set on foot a new navigation system of Great Britain will public literary establishment, to be call. be speedily laid before the public. ed the Surry Library Institution, The The Rev. W. L. Bowles has underbasis and primary object of this excel. taken a new edition of Pope's Works, lent design will be to collect and accu including many unpublished letters, and mulate a valuable and extensive library a new life of the poet. It will appear of general literature, in the works of the early in the winter, and be embellished best English authors of the past and with numerous portraits. present day, particularly including all A new history of Northumberland

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will be shortly padi sncú, under the di. the basis of his calculations, However, rection of Mr Hutchinson, of Bernard adopting this cycle, either by accident, Castle.

or, more probably, in consequence of The Rev. Wm. Bawdwen is about to previous calculations, which are, un. publish a translation of the Domesday doubtedly, lost, he found that during Book, so far as it relates to the county this period of 280,000 years, the planets of York, and a certain district of Lanca. of our system will revolve round the shire, with an introduction, notes, and a sun, glossary.

Times. The Russian is one of the least diffu

Mercury 1,162,577 sed of the European languages. Its li


455,122 mited currency has occasioned nume

The Earth 280,000 rous errors in the orthography and pro


148,878 nunciation of words, and especially of

Jupiter 23,616 proper names. This has been remark

Saturn ed for some time in the German jour. M. de Lalande has found these revolunals, in which Russian proper names tions to be perfectly accurate. He could have been strangely disfigured. This scarcely believe that they all begin anew dangerous innovation has engaged the at the end of 280,000 years; but he has attention of the Academy of Sciences of convinced himself that the author is Petersburgh, and has probably induced right. it to hasten the publication of the plan The Society of Gorlitz has offered a of a “ Rule for the Manner of writing prize of 30 crowns for the best solution Russian Words with foreign Characters, of the following question: " In cloudy and foreign Words with Russian Cha- weather it never freezes but when Reauracters." This vocabulary, prepared by mur's thermometer has descended to ze. a committee of that Academy, is com ro, or at least very nčarly to that point, posed of two alphabets, German and Why, then, does it freeze, in serene French, by means of which the pro. weather, when the same thermometer per orthography and pronunciation of stands at three or four degrees above words in the Russian language is ren zero." dered intelligible to foreigners.

The Royal Bohemian Society offers A German, having devoted himself 700 ducats for the best answer to the to the study of astronomy and mathe, following question : “ By what method matical geography, made a calculation, can the various adulterations of the dif. fifty years ago, with a view to deter- ferent necessaries of life be best ascermine the courses of the planets round tained or lessened, by radical examinathe sun, which he considered as the ex tion or otherwise ?" act solution of the great problem of the Messrs Lacepede and Cuvier have Cyclic or Platonic year. The author of been elected members of the Royal So. this hypothesis supposed that the six ciety of London. This nomination was planets, known at that time, finished announced to M. Delambre, one of the their courses round 'the sun,

perpetual secretaries of the class of Maday! b.

11. thematical and Phyfical Sciences of the Mercury in 87 23. 14

Institute, by a letter from Sir Joseph Venus 224 17

Banks, President of the Royal Society, The Earth 365 5 49

to the following effect :--" Sir Joseph Mars 686

50 expresses to his new colleagues the Jupiter

4330 47 33 pleasure he feels in announcing to them Saturn - 10746

36 28

the choice made of them by the Royal This being supposed, he made calcula- Society. He considers this nomination tions to find in how many of our solar as a striking testimony of the profound years all the planets of our system will respect of the Royal Society for the Inhave finished the great solar cycle, so as stitute of France, and of the good will to have all arrived at once at the points which unites the members of the two sofrom which they began their respective cieties--a sentiment which he hopes courses. It is impossible to state the mo. will never be disturbed by any political tives which induced him to adopt the quarrel between the two nations, rior oycle of 280,000 of our solar years for weakened by any other circumstance."






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The Society of National Industry at at Venice by Don Alb. de Megnino, Paris has offered prizes for the best the Spanish Consul. The author promeans of sizing paper, and for the fabri

poses means to preserve the lives of 'cation of cinnabar, equal to that called 500,000 individuals, who annually peChinese vermilion. Also for the encou rish in the houses for the reception of ragement of engraving in relief, or pro- orphans, in the prisons, &c. The numducing blocks for printing.

ber of children who die every year in The Society of National Economy of the orphan-houses is about 20,000; bethe Netherlands, on the invitation of the ing in the proportion of fifty to every National Assembly of the Batavian Re hundred admitted into them. public, proposed the following ques. tion : “ What are the means of convert. ing spoiled, putrid, and stinking water into a wholesome and agreeable beve. CELESIAL PHENOMENA for November rage? Thirty-eight memoi-vere sent

1806. to this competition. At the general meeting, in June, last year, the prize

Saturday, November 1st. was adjudged to one of these memoirs

, THE planet MERCURY is situated by Dr A. van STIPRIAAN LUISCIUS, in longitude 78..170..15', and la. lecturer on medicine and chemistry at titude 48 minutes South. His decliDelft. The prize was fixed at 600o filo- nation is 170..46' South, and he rins. Having previously ascertained the souths about 15 minutes afrer noon. accuracy of the results stated by the au. thor, the Society transmitted him 2000 Tuesday, November 4th. florins; and he will receive the other

The Third satellite of Jupiter will two-thirds of the prize when the neces. immerge into his shadow at 42 misary experiments have been made in nutes and 4 seconds after 5 o'clock different clinates, that the Society may in the evening. The emersion is in

be absolutely certain that the author's visible, as Jupiter is below the horiprocesses are applicable to every country and every season.

zon when it takes place. The knowledge of hydraulics is in no Friday, November 7th. country of greater importance than in The longitude of VENUS is at preHolland. M. Christian Brunnings, Di. sent 68..24°22', and her latitude rector General of the river and sea.

1°..21 north. works of the Batavian Republic, recently deceased at Haarlem, rendered

Thursday, November 13th. for a long series of years inappreciable Mars is at present situated in lon-services to his country in that line. gitude 5S..0°..40', and latitude 10..52% The Batavian Government, desirous to North. His declination is 120..59 do honour to his memory, has ordered North, and he comes to the meridian a monument of white marble to be about 7 o'clock in the morning. erected to him at the public expence, in the principal church of Haarlem, and

Friday, November 14th. promised a gold chain and a medal of The Moon will be in conjunction the value of 200 ducats, or the same with the planet Jupiter at 15 minutes sum in money, to the author of the best after 7 o'clock in the morning, in memoir or eulogy on that excellent ci- longitude 98.70..14..8". The diffetizen.

rence of their true latitudes at the The Society of Haarlem has offered the prize of a gold medal, value 400

time of conjunction is about 1o.-41', guilders, for the best answer to the fol- and the Moon will pass to the North lowing question : "What do we know of the planet. historically of the alterations which the earth has undergone in consequence of

Monday, November 17th.

All the satellites of Jupiter are sithe flood, and of the variety of causes which occasioned these alterations ?

tuated on the Western side of his disc, A Spanish work, on the Increase of the first being nearest and the fourth Population in Spain, has been published farthest from the planet.


Friday, November 21st. remarks, 1. That lightning always The GEORGIUM SIDus is at present appears to embrace one of the mast. situated in longitude 69..28o..0'..O",

heads at first, and descends down, and latitude 32 ininutes North. His wards ; 2. That the parts of masts declination is 10o.16' south, and he which are covered with tar and blacksouths about 50 minutes after 9 ing are not so liable to be rent by o'clock in the morning,

the lightning as the parts where Saturday, November 22d.

they are clean scraped, or scraped and The Sun will enter the sign Sagit covered with tallow : 3. That the tarius at 26 minutes after 10 o'clock yards are seldom or never damaged in the evening, and his longitude will by lightning, although the masts to then be 8 signs.

which they are fixed may be rent to

pieces. Tuesday, November 25th.

The practice established by the Theloogitude of the planet SATURN Academy of Sciences of Petersburg, will be 78..4o..58', and his latitude of sending some of its members or as. 29.. 16' North. His declination will sociates to travel in such provinces of be 11°..4', and he will come to the the empire as are the least known, South abont 10 o'clock in the mora,

cannot fail to prove highly useful to ing.

the physical and natural history of
that vast empire. Thus in 1804,

Messrs. Sewergin and Rodoph, the
Memoirs of the Progress of MANU-

one as geologist and mineralogist, the FACTURES. CHEMISTY, SCIENCE, other as botanist and zoologist, were and the FINE ARTS.

chosen to make the tour of Finland, DR

R GIBBES has from a series of - The former has already published

experiments shewn, that the Bath his observations. It is asserted that waters coniain a much greater por. the province of Orel contains a plant, tion of iron than has hitherto been known by the name of matrurka; supposed. He says, that “iron is which is an infallible specific against deposited in three different states by the bite of mad dogs. The Academy the Bath waters: 1. Ii tinges the of Petersburgh charged M. Smie. glasses which are made use of for lowski to verify this circumstance on drinking the water at the pumps of a the spot, and the result of his expeyellow golden colour, which can be riments is extremely satisfactory. scraped off.

This portion is what I M. Jungiụs, preparatory to his reimagine was united with carbonic cent aerostatic voyage at Berlin, took acid, and is deposited on the glasses, four hours and a half, and three thou. on the sides and bottom of the baths, sand pounds of sulphuric acid, to fill in the state of achre.-2. It forms his balloon. At a quarter before one pyritical incrustations about the re. o'clock he launched his eclaireur, or servoirs and channels of the baths; small globe, from which was suspend. in these the iron is, in its metallic ed a basket with two pigeons. An state, united with sulphur.-3. It is hour afterwards, his balloon being deposited in the sand of the bath in two-thirds filled, the professor embark. black particles, which are attracted ed in the presence of the King, the by the magnet. Some of these par Queen, and the whole royal family. Ticles appeared in a chrystalline form." He was accompanied by a youth of

Mr James Horsburgh has giveni fifteen, named Kols, the son of a ba. an enumeration of the several cases of ker at Berlin. His ballast weighed ships which have been struck with sixty-eight pounds, and he rose with lightning : from his observations he an ascending force of about 300. At



the height of about 3900 feet M. its different poles represent different Jungius threw out a goose, which metals. 2. Like them it gives clecalighted rather fluttering than flying, 'tricity, namely, one of the two poles near the Menagerie. Saugsutre's hy- positive and the other negative elec. grometer, observed at 8650 feet, was tricity. 3. By following the same at 71°. The aeronaut having attain process, a certain number of loaded an elevation of 15,000 feet; de- stones, like a certain number of pairs scended, at thirty five minutes after of metals, have furnished electricity; two, between Grosbeeren and Heiners, and by these means he has been endorf, to land his young companion, abled to represent on the electromeaccording to promise. He imme. ter the electricities furnished by the diately ascended again by bimself, and poles of different loadstones. 4. By was lost ar an immense elevation, the means of these electricities, one of degree of which cannot be stated, be. these batteries of loadstones, in pro. cause the barometer was broken in portion to its strength or weakness, his previous descent. He alighted produces on dead and living bodies between Trebbin and Neundorf, five all the phenomena which are produGerman miles and a half from Berlin. ced by a Voltaic pile of the ordinary M. Jungius returned next day to the kind, and of the same foree. 5. The capital, and immediately proceeded experiments which prove this demon. to Charlottenburg, where the King Strate, that in magnetized iron the and Queen were desirous of hear ng south pole gives positive electricity, from his own mouth an account of and the north pole negative electric his experiments. M. Jungius is pro city : but that in magnatized steel, fessor of physics at the college of on the contrary, the north pole gives Frederick William, and had before positive electricity, and the south executed a successful ascension, on pole negative electricity. 6. The the 16th of September, last year. same inverse distribution is likewise

At one of the late meetings of the observed with respect to the polar Royal Academy of Sciences at Mu oxydabilities of the magnetized body, nich, Professor Ritter communicated the change of which is produced by a series of experiments, which have a the magnetization. In magnetized direct relation to the nature of maga iron the south pole is most oxydable, netism. The results of his experi and the north pole the least so; ments are as follow : 1. Every load. whereas, it is found, that in magnestone is equivalent to a pair of he tized steel the north pole is the most, terogeneous metals joined together; and the south pole the least oxydable.



TUNE.-Willie was a wanton wag.

the days whan luve was lispin',

O the days o' auld lang syne,
Whan the silken tow was twistin'

Roun' this artless heart o' mine.
Cannie wi' your blinkin', Bessie,

Dinna beet the dools I drie,
Kill na me, my bonnie lassie,

Wi' the glammar o' your e’e.
Dreigh an' doure ha’e I been yokit

Sin' our maiden tryste yestreen,

Whan my heart I first unlockit

On the velvet sward sae green.
Lampin' Tibbie Deemster saw us

Tak’a kindly kiss or twa;
Syne awa’ she bang'd to blaw us.

Mumlin' what she heard an' saw.
Slavrin' Jock glour'd owre the hallan',

Kindly speir 'd for wooster Tan :
Swith, quo' he, ye beardless callan,

Tak' your beuk an' learn your psalm.
Whist, quo' Kate, nur clashin' howdie,

Haith ye wrang the laddie sair,
Bessie's sleek as ony mowdie,
They wha cuddle young learn fair.


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