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Friday, November 21st. remarks, 1. That lightning always The GEORGIUM SIDus is at present

appears to embrace one of the mast. situated in longitude 68.. 280.0'..0",

heads at first, and descends down, and iatitude 32 ininutes North. His , wards ; 2. That the parts of mast: declination is 10o.16' south, and he , which are covered with tar and black. souths about 50 minutes after 9 ing are not 180 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 Thelongitude 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. 20..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 pore

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. It tinges the of Petersburgh charged M. Smieglasses which are made use of for lowski to verify this circumstance on drinking the water at the

of the spot, and the result of his

expe. yellow golden colour, which can be riments is extremely satisfactory: . scraped off. This portion is what I M. Jungiùs, 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 thouon the sides and bottom of the baths, sand pounds of sulphuric acid, to till 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 given 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




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the height of about 3900 feet M. its different poles represent different Jungius threw out a goose, which metals. 2. Like them it gives elecalighted rather fluttering thao flying, 'tricity, namely, one of the two poles near the Menagerie. Saussure's hy- positive and the other negative elecgrometer, observed at 8650 feet, was ericity. 3. By following the same at 71o. 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 himself, 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 mag. 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 pule is the most, terogeneous metals joined together; and the south pole the least oxydable.

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Tune.-Willie was a wanton wag.
O the days whan lure was lispin',

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

Roun' this artless heart o' mine. C annie 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 woorter Tan :
Swith, quo' he, ye beardless callan,

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

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



Scowderdowp cam' to our dwallin", "Twas more! 'twas mind, this heart that An' wi serious, smudgin' leuk,

gain'd, Spier'd at Aunty, gin the callan'

Aud link'd the chains her

person threw. Wanted owther cleps or crook.


W. W.L. Fidgin' Davie clew his haffit,

SONG, Hotchin' thrang o' crikes an' flaes ; 'Tune.--Ye banks and braes o' bonny Doun. Tam, quo' he, their gibes we'll laugh at,

THE lily of the vale is sweet, Whan I mak' the bairns's claes.

And sweeter still the op'ning rese,

But sweeter far my Mary is Warst o'a', Rab Birse the souter,

Than any blooming flow'r that blows. Sent it ringin' thro' the toun,

Whilst spring her fragrant blossoms spreads, How ho'd fairly poutch'd the multre

I'll wander oft by Mary's side, O'the laddie's brydle shoon.

And whiper saft the tender tale, Blythe ha'è I been wi' my Bessie,

By Forth, sweet Forth's meand'ring tide. Blyther days I vever saw;

'There will we walk at early dawn, Gaun' to woo my bonny lassie,

Ere yet the sun begins to shine, Owre the moors o' Gallowa,

At eve oft too the lawn we'll tread,

And mark that splendid orb's decline. O' the days whan luve was lispin', The fairest, choicest flow'rs, I'll crop, o the days o' auld lanzsyne,

To deck my lovely Mary's hair, Whan the silken to-w was.twistin'

And while I live, I vow and swear, Roun' this artiess heart o mine.

She'll be my chic

my only care. LONDON, 1806.

T. M. C.
Banks of the Forth.


1806. SONG,

T. MARY. TUNE.-" My love she's but a lassie get." HOW sweet are the blushes of morn,

And sweet is the gay blossom'd grove, MY love they say is yet too young, The linnet chaunts sweet from the thorn, Ah me! I cannot think her so;

But sweeter's the smile of my love.
Her mind belies each censuring tongue,
For there she scarce can older grow.

Awhile, my dear Mary, farewell,
With mild affection's winning grace,

Since fate has decreed we should part, Possess'd of every pow'r to charm,

Thine image shall still with me dwell, Such smiles adorn my Mary's face,

Tho' absent, you'll reign in my heart. As would e'en cruelty disarm.

But by winding Devon's green


At eve's dewy hour as 1 rove,
With form that envy's sting must raise,
With artless manners all admire,

I'll grieve for the pride of her flow'rs, With innocence above all praise,

And the pride of her maidens, my love. Who knows must to my love aspire. 'The muse shall cease in the grove, If youth and beauty can alone

Thine absence the linnet shall mourn, The human heart in love retain,

But the lark in strains breathing love, Sense, youth, and beauty, all her own, Soft warbling shall greet thy return. Insensible who can remain.

Banks of the Forth,

B. Tis thus exhaling sweets at morn,

1806. The rose-bud bursts upon the view,

DIRGE OF THE DEPARTED YEAR. Thus opes the blossom on the thorn, When wet with drops of early dew.

ADDRESSED TO A MARRIED LADY. The flow'r that's in the sun-beam sprung,

By 7. Leyden.
If shelter'd will more lovely blow,
Then let them say my love's too young,

MALAYA's woods and mountains ring

With voices strange and sad to hear, Still I can never think her so.

And dark unbodied spirits sing JAMAICA.

W.W. L.

The dirge of the departed year.
To M. B.

Lo! now inethinks in tones sublime,

As viewless o'er our heads they bend, WHO could resist the witching smile,

They whisper “ Thus we steal your time, Upon my Mary's face that shone ? Who could behold her soft blue eyes,

Weak mortals," till your days shall end. And still retain his heart his own ?

Then wake the dance, and wake the song,

Resound the festive mirth and glee; And yet 'twas not that witching smile, Alas ! the days have passed along, Fair form, or eyes of lovely blue,

The days we never more shall see.


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But let me brush the nightly dews Still may'st thou live in bless secure
Beside the shell-bepainted shore;

Beneath that Friend's protecting care ;
And 'mid the sea-weeds sit to muse And may his cherish'd life endure
On days that shall return no more.

Long long thy holy love to share.

Madras Gaxette.
Olivia! ah! forgive the bard

If sprightly strains alone are dear,
His notes are sad, for he has heard

Occasioned by reading Cooper's Works,
The footsteps of the parting year. WHILE, bards, whose busoms never

'Mid friends of youth, belov'd in vain,
Oft have I hail'd this jocund day;

With holy zeal, or love to God,

To transient themes attune the lyre,
If pleasure brought a thought of pain,

Themes such as wine or lust inspire,
I charm'd it with a passing lay.

Unmindful of their being's end,
Friends of my youth, for ever dear,

Their views no further than the hour ex
Where are you from this bosom fled ?

A lonely man I linger here,

Cooper, in more instructive strains,
Like one that has been long time dead.

Or sings of peaceful, rural plains,
Foredoom'd to seek an early tomb

Or careless of the crowd's applause,
For whom the pallid grave-flow'rs blow, Asserts Religion's slighted laws,
I hasten on my descin'd doom,

Bids every heart her precepts prize,"
And sternly mock at joy or woe.

And all our wishes centre in the skies.
Yet while the circling year returns,

Oh! blest to whom impartial Heaven, Till years to me return no more,

A mind still sway'd by truth has giv'n;
Still in my breast affoction burns

Who fix'd on some sequester'd shore
With purer ardour than before.

At distance hears life's tempest roar,

Beyond its margin casts his view,
Departed year! thine earliest beam,

And marks th' Almighty arm that guides
When first thou grac'd thy splendid him through.

Beheld me by the Cavery's stream, For ever free from jarring strife,
A man unblest on holy ground.

He leads a calm, religious life;

While others dread approaching death,
With many a lingering step and slow,

He often hails his latest breath;
I left Mysura's hills afar ;

Blooms 'midst his mould'ring frame's de.
Through Cunga's rocks / past below,

To trace the lakes of Malabar.

And in a heavenly transport breathes his
Sweet Malabar! thy suns that shine,
With soften'd light through summer How mean to this the courtier's pow'r, ;

(The glaring phantom of an hour,)
Might charm a sadder soul than mine,

At morn he walks with kingly airs
To joy amid thy lotus flowers.

At those beneath him proudly stares,
For each sweet scene I wander'd o'er, At noon-are all his honours fled,

Fair scenes that ever shall be dear; And poor Sape-bus mingles with the dead.
From Cunga's hills to Travancore,

Such is the scene that strikes the eyes, I hail thy steps, departed year.

When zephyrs wave along the skies ;
But chief that in this eastern isle

When not a cloud hangs o'er the hill,
Girt by the green and glistening wave,

When smoothly slides the limpid rill,
Olivia's kind bewitching smile

When hills and groves in bloom appear,
Seem'd to recall me from the grave.

And sounds melodious charm the ravish'd
When far beyond Malaya's sea
I trace dark Soonda's forests drear;

But soon the sweet deception dies,
Olivia, I shall think of thee,

Soon sable mists o'ercast the skies ;
And bless thy steps, departed year.

Hush'd is the warbler's pleasing song,

The stream now turbid pours along ; Each morn or ev’ning spent with thee, Harsh peals of thunder roar around,

Fancy shall, 'mid the wilds, restore, And hills and groves reverberate the In all their charms, and they shall be

conud. Sweet days that shall return no mofe.


soul away.



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CAPTURE OF BUENOS AYRES. From fogs and ballling winds we did not

meet the Narcissus until the sixth day after HE conquest of this most valuable and

our arrival in the I with almost no loss, by the British forces

Ocean transport, which had parted from under the command of Major-Gen. Beresford and Commodore Sir Home Popham. Home Popham and myself immediately

us previous to our going to St Helena. Sir -The expedition was planned at the Cape consulted whether it would be better first of Good Hope by these Commanders, in

to attack the Town of St Philip of Monteconjunction with Sir David Baird. They Video, or Buenos Ayres, the capital of the set sail from the Cape on the 20th of March, province; and after much reasoning, we and took on board some troops, and ad- determined to proceed against Buenos ditional stores and provisions at St Helena.

Ayres, which made it necessary to remove From thence they sailed on the 2d of May, from the line of battle ships, the troops and for the execution of this important enter- marines, and such seamen as were incorprize ; and on the 12th of September, the porated with the latter, and others that had Narcissus frigate, Capt. Ross Donelly, ar- been practised to arms during the passage, rived at Portsmouth, with the following into the transports, and his Majesty's ship accounts of the complete success of this ex

Narcissus, which was effected on the 16th pedition, which were next day. published ult. and though then only about 90 miles

from Buenos Ayres, still, though to his LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY.,

skill Sir Home Popham added the most

persevering zeal and assiduity,, yet from Downing Street, Sept. 13.

fogs, the intricacy of the navigation, and Dispatches, of which the following are co- continual opposing winds, it was not until

pies and extracts, have this day been re- the 24th, at night, that we reached oppoceived by Mr Windham, from Major- site to it. We found ourselves the next General Beresford, commanding a de- morning about eight miles from the Point of táchinent of his Majesty's troops in South Quilmes, where I proposed landing, having America.

been informed by an Englishman, who

was pilot for the river, and had been taken Fort of Buenos Ayres, July 2. 1806. by the Narcissus out of a Portuguese vese SIR,

sel, that it was an excellent place, and an I had the honour to communicate to easy access from it into the country. As you, by my letter dated the 30th of April, soon as the wind would permit, on the the circumstances of my arrival at St He- 25th, Sir Home Popham took the shipping lena, and the result of the application to as near as it was possible for them to go, the Government of that place for troops.. and at a convenient distance for disembark. The fleet sailed thence the 2d of May, and ing, which was effected in the course of after a most unexpected long passage made the afternoon and night, and without op. Cape St Mary on the 8th of June. The position, the enemy remaining at the VilNarcissus had been dispatched from the lage of Reduction, on a height about two fleet on the 27th of May, and Sir Home miles from us in our front: the whole in. Popham thought it right to proceed in her, termediate space, as well as to the right for the purpose of making himself acquaint- and left, being a perfect flat : but my guide ed with the navigation of the river, that informed me, that though in winter it was no delay might occur in proceeding im- impassable, it was then very practicable, inediately on the arrival of the troops to and easy for us to pass. such place as our information should in- It was eleven o'clock in the morning of duce us first to attack. I had sent Capt. the 26th, before. I could move off my Kennet of the royal engineers (not liking ground, and the enemy could, from his pomyself to leave the troops) in the Narcis. sition, have counted every man I had. He sus, to make such reconnoitring of the ene- was drawn up along the brow of a hill, on my's places on the river as circumstances which was the Village of Reduction, which would admit ; and to collect every pos- covered his right flank, and his force consible information concerning them, and sisted principally of cavalry (I have been the strength of the enemy at the several since informed 2000), with eight field places.

pieces. The nature of the ground was


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