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On the Sunday preceding the present Warwick's “Spare Minutes,” or Resolved anniversary, collections were made in Meditations and Premeditated Resolutions,

with fact-similes of the singular emblematical several churches, which we understand

Frontispieces, and the explanatory Poems of were very liberal ;- that of St. An

Francis Quarles and George Withers. drew's alone, exceeded £50.

Just published, Poems, by Joseph Jones, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Dublin.

M. A. neatly printed in 12mo. price 5s. boards.

Contents.-I, Authorship--II, the Church The Methodists of Dublin have lately III, Greatness-IV, Zeal-V, the Satiristerected an elegant and commodious VI, Content. chapel in that city. It is an oblong Prayers for every morning and evening in building, about 82 feet long, and 46 the week; designed for the use of children and wide within the walls. The pulpit,

| young people, of the lower orders; to which

| are added some serious Songs, intended to desk, handrail, &c. are of oak, hand

promote the cause of piety, virtue, and humasomely carved. The communion rail nity. By Joseph Jones, M. A. price Is. 3d. in front of the desk, is in the form of neatly half bound. the letter D. The galleries are sup

Prayers for the use of families, compiled ported by Grecian fluted columns, and

from the Book of Common Prayer. By Joseph

Jones, M. A. 12mo. price 1s. neatly half bound, the chapel is calculated to contain

or 9d. sewed. about 1500 persons. It was opened Also, price, Ss. 6d. A New System of Caton the morning of Sunday, June 3d. ting, &c. made familiar to any capacity; acby the Rev. Adam Clarke, LL. D.; companied with four copper-plate Engravings.

To which is added, a useful Sketch of the when, being greatly thronged, it was

Stature Measurement of the Human Figure, supposed that not less than 2000 were

whereby a person may be enabled to cut present. The collection on this occa clothes for customers abroad, by having only sion amounted to £140.

the circumference of the breast and waist, and

the height of the person, in inches. By Joha Literary Notices.

No.1, of a new publication from the Caxton

Press, entitled the Queen Bee. Shortly will be published, a Reprint of that Erratum--Col. 371, line 11, for President very rare and curious little Manual, Arthur | read Resident.

Killey,

COMMERCIAL REPORT, LIVERPOOL, JUNE 21, 1821. There has been a great stillness in commerce since our last, and there seems to be little prospect of the current year affording more profit to the mercantile world, than the one which preceded. There appears to be too great a production of most articles; yet, coupled with great competition at the place of growth, it keeps up the cost prices : but poverty amongst the consumers in Europe, occasions depression at the place of sale; whilst in this country, capitalists investing their money in the public funds, no inducement is offered for any speculation is goods. Our Government is certainly most anxious to assist commerce; and it is in contemplation to encourage the transit trade, and modify the duties on many articles, which at present bear very heavily on several branches, without being very productive. The duty on the lower descriptions of Wool, we think, falls under this character. It very little benefits the agriculturist; and, while it injures the manufacturer of coarse woollens, it has been the means of depriving us of the orders for this species of our manufacture from Germany and Russia.

The transactions of the month now past, may be comprised in a narrow compass.
In Cottons, the demands have been moderate, and prices may probably be rated a shade lower.

Brazils are still dall and declining, and for East India cottons there is scarcely any inquiry. It must be observed, that the total import of Cottons this year, into this place, falls short upwards of 60,000 packages, in comparison with a similar period last year,--on which account the trade generally are looking for a revival ere long.

For British Plantation Sagars, the demand has somewhat revived, and prices have advanced 1s. per cwt. If the season should be favourable for Fruit, there is great probability of a brisk demand, with an improvement in value.

By accounts from Demerara, the Coffee crop (it is stated,) promises to be most abundant : prices here, vary little since our last, and the demand is far from being lively.

Foreign Spirits of every kind are greatly depressed, the sales are trivial, and the prices much below the rate of the lowest period during the last twenty years.

The Stock of Tobacco is diminishing fast, and the consumption of this article appears to have sustained no check.

Dye-woods maintain their prices; and Naval stores have met with ready purchasers on arriyal, in consequence of extensive orders having been received from London, for Spirits of Turpentine. Roany Tar, sells at 15s. per barrel ; Archangel, at 16s. ld.; Stockholm, 18s. per barrel.

The importations of Hides continue on a large scale, nevertheless prices remain very firm. Oils of all kinds are dull: Tallow is lower.

Grain.-On the last Market day, the attendance of the trade was very slender, and the continuance of fine weather has produced a great languor in both this and the adjacent country markets. The best qualities of Wheat are fully supported; but in lower qualities, as well as it other descriptions of grain, purchases are only made for the immediate wants of the consumer.

PRINTED BY H. FISHER, LIVERPOOL, PRINTER IN ORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTI.

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THE

Imperial Magazine;

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OR, COMPENDIUM OF RELIGIOUS, MORAL, & PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE.

AUGUST.]

“ BEN IN SAVAGE LIFE, ARE DESTITUTE OF BOOKS.'

(1821.

MONTHLY OBSERVATIONS

| off the floods, which swell over the

banks, and carry all before them. With a Catalogue of all really British Sometimes the effects are more awful Plants, as they come into Flower. still; the shock, in proceeding from the

cloud to the earth, or from the earth AUGUST.

to the cloud, proves fatal to the lives This is the most important month in of men or animals, frequently with the year to Britain. The warmth, circumstances of curious interest. An and gentle showers of Summer, have electric cloud, thus highly charged, brought the different species of corn commonly traverses some part of a to perfection; and man proceeds to district every year, but within narrow reap the fruit of the bounty of his bounds, and rarely in the same tract Maker.

| in two following years. The means The sight of the country at this of safety from a positive or charged period, is pleasing in a high degree; cloud, are easily pointed out. The not, as it has been rightly observed, passenger should avoid taking refuge on account of its picturesque effect, under any thing which is lofty, partibut because it conveys the idea of cularly if the summit be pointed; and fully employed industry, and the at- he should be careful to keep moving. tainment of a blessing, about which In a room, he should keep at a dishope and anxiety have been exercised. tance from metallic substances, more Fine weather is required at this season, especially if they communicate with and it is usually enjoyed; the air is the external air; and in general, the calm, hot, and sultry, and the human safest place is in the middle of the body is more relaxed than even the room. A damp situation, in all cases, temperature, as indicated by the ther-is to be selected ; and perhaps, as an mometer, seems to account for; we additional security, the feet might be may therefore suppose, that it pro- placed in a vessel of water. Against ceeds from the air being surcharged the returning stroke, or shock given with electric fluid. Accordingly, it is off from the earth to a negative or common for striking electrical pheno- discharged cloud, the means of demena to be displayed at this season ; fence are not so easily obtained, though the atmosphere gathers a thick and perhaps to people in the open air this heavy gloom; a pause seems to take is the most frequent source of danger. place in the operations of nature, The most prudent plan would appear whilst a pitchy cloud, more dense and to be, to wear non-conductors about awful than the general mass with the feet, such as silk stockings; or which it is surrounded, floats heavily the soles of the shoes might be charged along. At last, and to those engaged with rosin. Any thing of iron on the in labour, very unexpectedly, a tre- soles of the shoes, as is now so much mendous flash is seen, followed by the custom, is productive of danger the most heart-appalling sound : in these circumstances. “ The voice of the Lord is upon the Hops, which are the female floreswaters: the God of glory thundereth- cence of the Humulus lupulus, are the voice of the Lord is powerful and gathered at this time; and in districts fall of majesty. The voice of the where they are cultivated, they afford Lord breaketh the cedars. The voice busy employment to the poor. When of the Lord divideth the flames of twined about the pole, few vegetable fire. The voice of the Lord shaketh productions exceed this plant in the wilderness." The rain pours in beauty, but the crop is very uncertorrents; and in a short time the tain; at the beginning of the month, rivers' channels, which just before the Pilchard fishery commences on were nearly dry, are unable to carry the shores of Cornwall. The Pilchard No, 30.-Vol. III.

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Monthly Observations.

684 wowowwwwwrrrrrrrrrrrrrw.urrascowowerowerinomunos-novoromovinuro much resembles the herring, but is | Galium religiosum; Sea Plantain, somewhat smaller and much fatter. Plantago maritima; Fringed BuckBeing both gregarious and harmless, bean, Menyanthes nymphæoides ; this fish is followed and persecuted Round-leaved Bellflower, Campanula by numerous species of voracious rotundifolia ; and three other species; creatures, some of which visit the Round-headed Rampion, Phyteuma coast at no other period. Among these orbiculare; Acrid Lobelia, L. urens; are the Grampus, and others of the Touch-me-not, Impatiens noli me tanWhale tribe, the blue and white gere; Large-flowered Mullein, VerSharks, with other more common spe- bascum virgatum ; Dwarf-branch'd cies, and several scarcely less greedy Centaury, Chironia pulchella; Upcreatures of the genus Gadus. The right Goosefoot, Chenopodium arbipursuit of the Pilchard is also a chief cum; and six other species; Sea Beet, cause of the arrival of the Doree; Beta maritima; Greater and Lesser which, though apparently a slow mov-Dodder, Cuscuta Europæa & Epithying fish, finds means of preying on mum; Marsh Felwort, Swertia perthose which are very swift. About ennis; Marsh Gentian, Gentiana this period, the Mackarel reaches the | pneumonanthe; Small Alpine and shores of the Orkney Islands, where Autumnal Geatian, G, nivalis & amait continues but a short time, and then rella; Mountain Stone Parsley, Athareturns to the Atlantic deeps.

manta libanotis; Meadow SulphurThe Swift, the largest British bird wort, Peucedanum Silaus; Sea Samof the genus Hirundo, disappears in phire, Crithmum maritimum; Hedge the earlier part of August, sometimes Honewort, Sison amomum; Corn even so soon as the first or second Honewort, S. segetum; Water Hemday; and it has been remarked, that lock, Cicuta virosa; Wild Celery, this and others of its genus retire Apium graveolens; Asparagus, A. earliest in the warmest seasons. The officinalis : Fiddle Dock, Rumex pulmusic of the grove is by this time cher; Scottish Asphodel, Tofiddia pahusbed; except, perhaps, that from lustris; Small Water Plantain, Alisma the Redbreast and Wren, which birds ranunculoides; Small Waterwort, having moulted their coats early, re- Elatine hydropiper; Yellow Marsh new their notes somewhat before Saxifrage, Saxifraga hirculus; Soapthe other winged minstrels. Insects wort, Saponaria officinalis; Sea Camabound; and the progeny of those pion, Silene maritima; Orpine, Sewhich appeared early in the year, help dum telephium; Grasspoly, Lythrum to swell the numbers which now crowd byssopifolium; Portland and Sea the air. The Dragon Fly makes its Spurge, Euphorbia Portlandica & paappearance. There are several spe- ralia ; Seven species of Mint, Mentha; cies, but the chief and commonest is Red Hemp Nettle, Galeopsis Ladathe Libellula grandis, a strong and num; Marsh Woundwort, Stactys parapid insect, which is indeed a dragon lustris; Wild Basil, Clinopodium vulto the creatures it is able to overcome. | gare; Lesser Calamint, Thymus neThey all feed on insects, frequenting peta; Lesser Skullcap, Scutellaria watery places, where in their larva minor; Branched Broomrape, Orostate their time is wholly spent; and banche ramosa ; Daisy-leaved Ladies' when perfect, are not only bold and Smock, Cardamine bellidifolia ; Sea voracious, but are able to bear con- | Stock, Cheiranthus sinuatus; Smallsiderable blows without injury. Va- flowered Fumitory, Fumaria parvirious kinds of fruit come into season; flora; Dwarf-Furze, Ulex nanus; and are both delicious and refreshing Rough-podded Yellow Vetch, Vicia amidst the heat of the weather. lutea; Corn Sow Thistle, Sonchus ar

Come into flower in August :- Marsh vensis; Strong-scented and two other and Shrubby Samphire, Salicornia species of Lettuce, Lactuca ; Alpine herbacea & fruticosa; Grasslorack, Hedypnois, H. Taraxici; Autumnal Zostera marina; eight species of Rush, Hedypnois, H. autumnalis; Shaggy Schoenus scirpus, & Juncus genera; | Alpine Hawkweed, Hiracium villosix species of Grass, Milium agrostis, sum, and three other species ; Milk Melica dactylis, Avena, & Rotbollia ) and woolly-headed Thistle, Carduus genera; Small Teasel, Dipsacus pi- | marianus & eriophorus; Trifid Bur losus; Devil's-bit Scabious, Scabiosa | Marygold, Bidens tripartita; Sea succisa; Rough Marsh Bedstraw, I Cotton Weed, Santolina maritima ;

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