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An University, on the plan of the London, is about to be started in New York.
A new constitution has been given 10 Colombia.--It is unspeakably disgraceful to this state, that even still it tolerates no other religion than that of the Roman Catholic.
In our volume for 1827, we had an article on a very singular work, respecting Paraguay and the Dictatorship of Dr. Francia, who we mentioned bad by a violation of all the laws of hospitality, forcibly detained in his domiņions, M. Aimè Bonpland, the naturalist, and worthy fellow traveller of De Humboldt. We are happy to be able to state that M. Bonpland has been liberated, and was in November last at the Brazilian Missions on the Uruguay, with his collections, on his way to Europe.
The number of the members enrolled on the books of the Society of Antiquaries, on the 23d of April last, was 777.
A paper, by Sir Robert Ker Porter, was read at the College of Physicians, in which he gives the results of his investigations into the nature of the guaco, a wild plant in South America. It is a useful plant, and grows best in the hotter parts of that country. The juice of this herb taken internally, and rubbed on the body, is said to be a preservative against the bites of poisonous animals. It was discovered in the same way, nearly, as almost all specifics that we possess, namely, from the instinctive use of it, as a security by animals themselves. A bird of the kite kind was observed always before he attacked a venemous serpent, to make a good meal on
An American expedition, the enterprize of a body of commercial men, is now on a voyage of Discovery to the South Pole, under the command of Captain Palmer.
The two Gold Medals, annually placed by the kindness of His Majesty at the disposal of the Royal Society of Literature, to be awarded to persons who have distinguished themselves by literary works, honourable to themselves and to literature, have been voted to Washington Irving and Henry Hallam, Esqrs.
A monument to Dante has recently been erected at Santa Croce.
Mr. Peel has presented to the Royal Society, Seven Volumes, entitled the Criminal Code.
The Members of the Tuscan Scientific Expedition to Egypt, have recently returned with no less than 1300 drawings of the most interesting basso-relievos which they met with on the exterior and in the interior of Egyptian monuments.
The exquisite silliness of keeping up this office and the still greater folly of continuing such an imbecile as Mr. Colman in the execution of its functions, were never more palpably exposed, than by a recent act of authority on the part of this mighty little personage. A new Easter piece, was lately brought out at Covent Garden Theatre, under the name of Cinderella ; but, as all the world knows, the manuscript of even this children's pastime, must be submitted to the inquisition of the Chamberlain's office, which means, in practice to Mr. Colman himself.--The following dialogue, in the course of the piece, arrested the attention of the official critic.- Dandini. “ Pray, Mr. Alidoro, help me, for I am a great man, and can do nothing. -Alidoro." How, Sirrah! is that one of our privileges ?"-Dandini. "Certainly--what do the great do, but live by the labours of the little."-Mr. Colman put his chastising pen over the latter
sentence, and condemned it to dramatic oblivion, as being instigated by the dl.
Mad. de Genlis is involved in a dispute with her bookseller, arising out of an imputation by the latter, that instead of composing a new and original work under the title of a Manual for Youth, she had palmed on him a compilation of hacknied matter.
Mr. Strutt is preparing for publication in the course of the present month, an edition, in royal octavo, of his Sylva BRITANNICA, complete in one volume.
Dr. Uwins will publish in the course of a few days, a pamphlet on Nervous and Mental Disorders with especial reference to recent investigations on the subject of Insanity.
Mr. W. I. Goodwin has just published an account of the late Cameleopard, which died at Sand Pit Gate, Windsor. It was brought to England
. in August, 1827, and was then about a year and a half old. It died in October, 1829. The disease was a swelling of the knee, fetlock, and hock, contracted in consequence of the poor animal having been carried on the back of a camel, to which it was bound, during its journey over land. It was chiefly fed on barley hay, and the shoots and branches of the Acacia tree, and other species of the Mimosa. It preferred almost every species of green food, to that which was dry, and eat it with avidity. It had little appetite for water, consuming about two quarts only, every day. The length of the intestines was 156 feet. The skin has been stuffed by Mr. Gould, and the skeleton will be preserved.
Dr. Ure has in the press a New Edition, nearly re-written, of his Dictionary of Chemistry.
The Meetings of Scientific Societies in May, are fixed as follows :Royal, 6, 13, 20, 27. Antiquaries, 6, 13, 20, 27. Linnean,4, 24. Zoological 6. Horticultural, 1, 4, 8, Medico Botanical, 11. Of Arts 5, 12, 19, 26. Of Literature, 5, 19. Geological, 7, 21. Astronomical, 14. Royal Institution, 1, 7, 14, 21, 28. Royal Asiatic, 1, 15.
The Geographical Society of Paris has offered its gold medal, value 1000 francs, to the author of the best memoir upon the origin of the race of Asiatic negroes.
The Rev. Mr. Hughes, of Emmanuel College, is about to commence a series of the most esteemed Divines of the Church of England, to be published monthly, and in an elegant, though cheap, form.
Mr. Babbage has nearly completed a work on the causes which have inAuenced the decline of science in England.
The outlay of the Zoological Society annually, is estimated at 70001.the receipts last year amounted to 14,0001.
The first number of a periodical Journal, confined to the subject of the Fine Arts, has just been published at Rome.
The Memoirs of the famous Diderot are shortly to appear, edited by bis daughter, Mad. de Vandeul.
Mrs. Anna Maria Porter has written a new romance, which is shortly to appear. It is entitled The Barony.
An Oriental Institution, on a magnificent scale, has been founded at St. Petersburgh.
A work entitled Robert Emmet, or Ireland in 1803, by the Baron Edward Henry, has been just published in Paris.
The Select Works of the British Poets, by Southey, are in the press.
Sir Everard Home is about to produce a work which cannot fail to attract much interest, on the formation of Tumours with reference to Cancer.
Continental Tourists are informed, that two steam-boats, receiving pas. sengers on board, are now plying between Marseilles and Naples.
The lady who is so well known as the pretender to the title of the Princess of Cumberland, has written another pamphlet in explanation of the grounds of her claims. She relates one fact, which, as it can be proved or disproved by a nobleman now living, is of importance. She says that being engaged in a drawing, one morning in 1803, of Windsor Castle, she was accosted by the king, who seemed agitated when she mentioned her name-Olive.
A few days afterwards Lord Harcourt paid her a visit, and gave her, on the part of his Majesty, ten one hundred pound notes, which he drew from a snuff-box that was adorned with a small oil painting of Morland's.
Lady Canning has been again in the field. A pamphlet has just appeared, that is, with good reason we believe, attributed to her Ladyship's pen. The object of this work is to compare the state in which this country now is, with that which it might have been, had Mr. Canning been permitted still to hold the helm of state, -or, in other words, it is an extended answer to the question which we ventured to put to her ladyship in our last number, viz.-if Mr. Canning still held the reins of government, would the Country be even in so good a condition as it is?
IN THE PRESS.--Illustrations of the Exodus.--Memoirs of Ferrari, a Musician!-Poems, by Mrs. Kennedy.--Colonel Bory de St. Vincent's Greece.--The Denounced, by the author of the O'Hara Tales.--Wedded Life in the Upper Ranks.-Mr. Webster's Travels in Turkey.--A Second Volume of the British Naturalist.-A New Edition of the Stories of Popular Travels in South America.--A Letter on the Profanation of the Lord's Day, by the Bishop of London.—New Italian and English Dialogues, by J.F. G.-The Fourth Volume of the New Stories of the Register of Arts and Journal of Patent Inventions.--A Second Edition of the Hon. and Rev. Gerard T. Noel's Inquiry into the Prospects of the Church of Christ.- A New Edition of the Translations of Tasso, by Mr. Wiffen.-Vol. I. of the National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth century. - The Drama of Nature, a Poem.--A Small Collection of Essays in Verse and Prose, under the title of Sweepings of Parnassus.--A Volume of Sermons, by the Rev. Professor Lee, on Various Subjects connected with Scriptural Interpretation, and Two Dissertations on the Reasonableness and Excellence of the Scriptures.—The Anthology; an Annual Reward-Book for Midsummer and Christmas, 1830.-- Privy Council Reports, by Mr. Bannister.--Corrected to the Present Time, Leigh's New Picture of London.
ERRATUM.—The fifth paragraph of the Miscellaneous Intelligence, in the “ Review":
April, misprinted.---The foreign Sculptors in Rome are thirteen, and of the eight foreign Architects in that city, none instead of nine are English.
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