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Queries to Correspondents.

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2 vols. 4to.

Parts 9 and 12 of Clarke's Folio Bible.

Porter.

any remark. Messrs. Dudley, Burn, Missionary Meeting at Chester. and Grimshaw, spoke in reply, and

This meeting was held on Monday, distinctly stated, that there was not a October 15th, at the Independent single Auxiliary Society in the king- Chapel, Queen-street, in this city. dom, which had not a clergyman at its D. F. Jones, Esq. was called to the head. The meeting was also address chair. From the Report it appeared, ed by the Rev, Messrs. Chambers, that this Auxiliary Society had remitWilliams, Jerrard, Spooner, Davies, ted to the Parent Institution £245. Low, Bromily, Wade, Johnston, and The chief speakers were Mr. Charrier, B. Greathead, Esq. but not one among of Liverpool, Mr. Cooms, of Salford, them was found to support Mr. Bou- Mr. Wilson, of Northwich, Dr. Stewdir's recommendation. The formation art, of Liverpool, Mr. Jones, of Holyof the Society accordingly took place; well, Mr. Robinson, of Middlewich, and the benevolent principles on which and Mr. Campbell, of London. This it is founded, once more triumphed latter gentleman gave a most interestover the unavailing efforts of oppo- | ing account of his travels in the intesition.

rior of South Africa. The collection at On the Thursday following, another this meeting amounted to £87. 10s. 6d. meeting was held in the County-ball, at which G. F. Stratton, Esy. presided. This was convened for the pur

Literary Notices. pose of forming a Branch Society, to Just Published, part 20, of Clarke's Geogra. be placed under the fostering care of phical Dictionary, which completes the work, in ladies. Hostility having been unsuc- Part 19, of Aspin's Universal History, being cessful in its late attempts, hesitated the completion of the 2d vol. to appear on the present occasion, and

Female Instructor, in 1 vol. Svo. the Bible enjoyed its triumph without Part 4, of Towne's Farmer's Directory. molestation.

Pleasures of Home, and other Poems, by S.

Stanzas addressed to a Missionary on leaving Hants Sunday School Union.

his native country, and otber Poems, by Wm. On Wednesday, October 10th, the Marshall, of Macclesfield. 4s.

Preparing for publication, Miscellaneous Hants Sunday School Union held their works of the late Robert Willan, M.D.F.R.S. annual meeting, at the Swan-Inn, F.A.S. comprising, an Inquiry into the AntiChichester, where, about half-past fever, Reports on the Diseases in London, &c. six, nearly 200 persons, among whom in 1 vol. 8vo. Edited by Ashley Smith, M. D. were several ministers and teachers, Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians,

of London. sat down to breakfast. . It appears T. Atkinson has just published a Key to the from the statements given at this meet- Latin Language, teaching the Student how to ing, that connected with the Union make Latin into English, and English into Latin,

J. Bosworth, of Little Horwood, Bucks, has there are at present 6,752 children and lately published "An Introduction to Latin 648 teachers, which, since the year

Construing, &c." Also in another volume,

“ Latin Construing, or easy and progressive 1811, when this Union was formed, Lessons from Classical Authors, with Rules for is an increase of 465 teachers, and of Translating Latin into English.”.

Mr. W. M. Harvard, late Missionary in Cey. 5009 scholars.

lon, has just issued from the On the same day, the associated of the captivity and Escape of Captain Robert churches held their half-yearly meet- Knox, who was treacherously detained twenty

years in the Kingdom of Candy.” ing, at the Rev. Mr. Hunt's chapel. The annual meeting of the Society for

QUERIES TO CORRESPONDENTS. Promoting Religion was held also in the afternoon ; from the Report of

1. On Lotteries. wbich it appeared, that, although a

S. of Hollinwood asks, Are lotteries balance stood against the society last year, amounting to £1,409.2s. 9d. this beneficial or injurious to society, and had been discharged, and there re

can the promoters of them be consi

dered as Christians acting according to miained in the hands of the treasurer,

the scripture? the sum of £55. The ministers and friends of these institutions, after par

2. On Cordwainers. taking a frugal dinner at the Dolphin- Ignoramus asks, What gave rise to Inn, spent the remaining part of the the festival annually celebrated by the evening in devising means for the cordwainers, on the 25th of October ? promotion of the objects which were Was Crispin a real or a fictitious connected with the associations. character?

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Commercial Report.

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COMMERCIAL REPORT, LIVERPOOL, 27th OCTOBER, 1821. At this season of the year, when the export demand for many colonial articles, ceases, the trade of our port generally becomes languid ; the home consumption trade, however, seems to be on the increase, and this will be more observable by a reference to the transactions of the past month.

The sales of Cotton during the last four weeks, amount to 22,955 packages; the imports for the same period only comprise 18,577 packages—the dealers and consumers have been the principal customers, and they restrict themselves to the supply of their present wants : the present currency will be best ascertained by a reference to the operations of the week ending this dayd. d.

d. d. 1410 Bags of Uplands, at 8 to 11

154 Bags of Minas at 9 to 11 729 Orleans, 8. to 12}

319

Demararas, 10 to 12 353 Tennessee, 84 to 8

143

Carthagenas, 74 to 7) 282 Sea Island, 142 to 23

10

West India, 92 15 Stained, 12

Surinam 11 to 12 1253 Pernambucco, 12 to 12%

26
Surat

7
150
Babia
113
163 Bengal

6 to 64 223

Maranham, 111 to 12 The chief feature in these transactions is a diminution of price in Uplands. Sea Islands are supported better than expectation. Brazils barely maintain last week's carrency. The holders of Cotton are generally willing sellers, and the buyers being sparing in their purchases, there seems little prospect of an amendment in the price whilst such continues to be the case, or until the market be aided by some cause at present unforeseen.

Tobacco.-Leaf Tobacco and Stemmed, suita for home use, have been in moderate request at previous rates.

Sugars.--The public sales of British Plantation Sagars go off at full prices, fine qualities bave fetched an advance of ls. to 2s. per cwt. for Ireland.

The sales of Coffee have been wholly confined to the Grocers, and consist principally in fair ordinary Jamaica at 103s. to 104s. per cwt. and middling Dutch, at 114s. per cwt. Since the decline in the Corn Market, many articles remotely connected therewith have been influenced in a similar proportion.--In the first place may be reckoned,

Rice. The sales in Carolina have been at a reduction of 2s. per cwt. and in East India the decline has been fully 3s. per cwt.–1500 bags were held up to auction on the 25th inst. when only about the moiety thereof was sold, at Ils. to 12s, per cwt.

Rums have been also depressed, from the cause above alluded to.-Jamaicas, 16. O.P. have attained 2s. to 2s, 1d. per gallon; but there appears an evident tendency to a deeline.

Dry Salteries, &c.—There has been a most extensive demand for Ashes New York Pots, 39s. to 39s. 6d, Montreal Pots, 32s. 6d. to 33s. Boston Pearls, 41s. to 42s. Montreal Pearls, 37s. 6d. to 38s. per cwt. 1500 barrels good American Tarpentine obtained, by auction, 125. per cwt. A lot of 250 tons of good Campeachy Logwood has been taken at £9. 10s. per tor. Spanish Fustic, £5. per ton. Nicaragua Wood, £60. per ton. 2000 bags of inferior Saltpetre were offered by auction two days since, and taken in at 22s. per cwt. 30 chęsts of Tincal sold at 28s. per cwt. American Bees' Wax at £12. 5s. per cwt. Fish Oils keep tolerably steady: a cargo of Cod Oil just arrived offers at £20. per tun. Pale Seal Oil rates at £25. to £26. Palm Oil is lessened in value. Olive Oil gives way; and a sale of 30 tans of Leghorn has been effected at £60. per tun. Seed Oils remain as last quoted.

The prices of Baltic goods continue to recede : Yellow-candle Tallow now offers at 47s. per cwt, at which, rate there is but little sale. Hemp likewise moves off slowly; and for Flax, the demand has been very trivial for some time past. Pine Timber is but limited in sale at present. Mirimachi offers at 20{d. per cubic foot. Red Pine and Quebec Oak go off steadily. For Baltic Timber and Deals there is at present a regular, thongh not extensive demand. Quebec Staves are scarce, and a short import is anticipated.

Our Corn Market is very flat and heavy, and still declines, in consequence of unusually heavy supplies, principally from Ireland ; and the low average of Wheat leaves no immediate prospect of open ports, even to Wheat from Canada : the average is only 585. 4d. per quarter. The supplies of farmers' new Wheat from Ireland are generally more or less mixed with sprouted grains, which causes a great range in price ; for whilst there are samples of new Irish Wheat, which will not command above 5s. per 70lb. there are others tolerably saleable at 7s.6d. to 7s, 9d. per 70lb. These remarks will apply to Oats and Barley, most of the samples of which (as yet received) have sustained injury from the weather. There is not any sale at present for bonded Wheat. Oats under the lock have buyers for export to the colonies. For sweet Flour in bond, 29s. per barrel has been accepted; but sour at present is unsaleable. No new Flax Seed yet arrived : the price for crushing is steady. Nothing doing just now in Clover Seed.

Of the Rev. SAMUEL LEE, whose Portrait ornaments this Number, an interesting Memoir may be found, Col. 178,

of the First Volume of the Imperial Magazine. LONDON : PRINTED AT THE CAXTON PRESS, BY H. FISHER.

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DECEMBER

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[1821.

MONTHLY OBSERVATIONS.

creature becoming torpid, to pass

through this state without loss of life, Natural Occurrences in December.

is, that this sluggish circulation should

still be adequate to furnish irritability In this month, the kingdoms of nature sufficient for vitality to act upon. are usually considered as presenting Another circumstance necessary to to our view a blank; the gloom of the safety of life, seems to be, that the which can only be relieved by the an- body should be protected from the ticipation of better days. But if we open air, to which, if it were exposed, more narrowly investigate the subject, the degree of cold might be so great we shall find as much to excite curi- as to exhaust the whole remaining osity, and raise admiration, as in the warmth; or the alterations of tempermore cheerful seasons of spring and ature might cause such irregularity of summer. Our misapprehension springs action in the vessels as their small defrom fixing our eyes on wrong objects, gree of power would not enable them or not rightly viewing right ones. The to support. Uniform protection from providence of the Deity has fixed the cold seems, therefore, necessary to residence of various animals in coun- torpid animals ; and they seek it untries where the variation of the seasons der ground, where they lie wrapped is so great, that while there is abun-up in hay or grass collected in sumdance of food and warmth at one pe- mer; and sometimes beneath the snow riod, but little of these necessaries are itself, which, being a non-conductor of to be found at another; and the man- heat, answers the same purpose. ner in which creatures, thus circum- The bat seeks some solitary cavern stanced, are enabled to survive these or crevice, where, suspended by its deprivations is worthy of notice. Even hinder legs,it continues wrapped about in the human body an effect of extreme by its leathern wings. No creature cold is to induce a state of torpor; and appears capable of living in a state of those who perish from this cause, if torpidity, and of surviving it, whose not conveyed to a warm place, are life cannot be retained with a circulafound to die with the least sullering tion from twenty to thirty times slower imaginable.

at one time than at another. Those A similar effect, but not ending in which have not a sufficient supply of such a tragical result, is produced the irritable principle with so great a from the same cause in many crea- diminution of arterial action, may, tures which have constitutions not ca- indeed become torpid ; but the torpipable of resisting its violence. The dity will invariably end in death. irritability of the heart and arteries Animals which assume this state in not being operated on, through the one country, know nothing of it in anabstraction of the usual stimulus of other; and except reptiles, the greater heat, a slower degree of the circula- part of British animals may rather be tion of the blood is the result; hence said to doze than become torpid: a follows a more languid action of the mild day revives them; and the dorbodily organs ; and in consequence mouse and squirrel then visit their the waste of vital energy is so little, hoard of nuts, and the bat flies abroad that the creature consumes not more in pursuit of insects. Animals awake life in a month at this season, than in in a temperature considerably lower a summer's day. If the pulse beats than that in which they passed into but three or four times in a minute, the torpid state ; the reason of which instead of sixty times, every other seems to be, that during the time of function acts, and consequently wears, inaction, the irritability not being carin the same proportion; and the only ried off as it is produced, is accumucircumstance necessary to enable alated ; and the vessels become thereby No. 34.--VOL. III.

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Poetry of Mr. Leigh Hunt.

so much more liable to be affected by JOURMETROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF POETS. the application of stimuli.

A similar effect is seen in vegetables. Having suffered a diminution No. 1.---The Poetry of Mr. Leigh Hunt. of their irritability by the summer's ( Concluded from col. 976.) process of flowering and fruiting, the decrease of the usual stimulus of heat But having now discharged the most causes them to sink into a state of in- unpleasing part of our critical duty, in action. Winter, by inducing this ef- pointing out the blemishes of our aufect, is as necessary in the economy thor, we approach the more delightful of nature, as summer itself. During one of doing justice to his merits. its dominion, irritability is again ac- "Audi alteram partem” is an obsercumulated, and with a warmer sun vation no less applicable to criticism the vegetable awakes to life with re- than to law. Though Mr. H. cannot novated vigoar.

be allowed a very high place in comIn mild seasons, a few spring flowers parison with many of bis greatest conare seen; and black hellebore, helle- temporaries, he must still be allowed borus niger, has been called Christmas to possess no small share of positive rose, because it sometimes flowers in excellence, and this of a very original this month.

stamp. There is a liveliness and The sketch, and it is a mere sketch clearness of thought and expression which has been attempted, of natural in his whole manner, which cannot be occurrences in the ever varying sea- easily mistaken. This is no less masons, will afford a glimpse of the Deity, nifested in his poetic than in his prose who has created these things for the composition, and is what entitles him purpose of helping us in our endea- to the character of a remarkable, if yours to understand his nature; and not of an able, writer. As an editor of the more we understand, the more periodical papers, either in politics or intensely we shall exclaim-Oh, the literature, whether Examiners or Indidepth of the riches, both of the wisdom cators, he is distinguished for a degree and knowledge of God !---Certe Deus of ability and information in conductcarmine dignus est.

ing them, not only highly respectable, Utinam modo dicere possem but which we have seldom seen surCarmine digna Dei!

passed. The “Indicator" embraces a “ Hark my soul, how every thing

range of literary subjects, equally Strives to serve our bounteous King; Each a double tribute pays,

amusing and original, and occasionSings its part and then obeys.

ally treated in a very happy manner. Nature's chief and sweetest choir,

On the “Examiner," and the more Him with cheerful note admire,

tender ground of politics, we do not Chaunting every day their lauds,

choose to touch, further than to reWhile the grove their song applauds. mark, that Mr. L. H.'s own hand is Though their voices lower be, Streams have too their melody;

easily discernible in it, from its peNight and day they warbling run,

culiar characteristics of shrewdness Never pause, but still sing on.

and of force, of flippancy and of sinAll the flowers that gild the spring

gularity. Hither their still music bring; If heav'n bless them, thankful they

His earlier poems are still more Swell more sweet, and look more gay.

original than his later produetions, Only we can scarce afford

with less correctness and cultivation, This short office to our Lord;

and a stronger tincture of quaintness We, on whom his bounty flows,

and familiarity. These qualities, with Always gives, and never owes.

an air of youthful vigour and freshness Wake, for shame, my sluggish heart ! Wake, and gladly sing thy part;

of character, are strikingly manifested Learn of birds and springs and flowers

in the poems entitled How to use thy nobler powers.

bis "Hero and Leander," and several Call all nature to thy aid,

other of his minor pieces. Of this Since 'twas he all nature made; Join in one eternal song,

originality and liveliness of genius, Who to Deity belong.

we shall subjoin a few specimens, Live for ever, glorious Lord !

which may not be wholly uninteresting Live, by all thy works ador'd:

to our readers. The description of One in ihree and three in one,

our poet's favourite village retreat, is Thrice we bow to thee alone."

at once characteristic of the beauty Polperro. JONATHAN Couch, and singularity of his manner. It is

Foliage,” in

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