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orders, and do every thing as well is.” said he, snatching the book out as you can, and there is no fear of of Andrew's hands, and opening ityour coming on.-We have no id. “0! I'm blasted if I understand one lers, no skulkers here, every one word of it !- What the hell is it?" must be active and alert!" So say, said he, turning to Tom, who had ing, he left them.

. just come down. “ It was not long ere Tom found “ It is Horace," answered Tom. himself well enough to proceed on Horrors !exclaimed the boatdeck, and explore the general scene swain, “what the devil has he to do that was moving around him. He with them?-_Why, it's no wonder was anxious to observe the nature why you are melancholy, my lad ! of a service to which he was a com- But we have horrors enough to plete stranger; but Andrew, whe- grapple with here, without looking ther from indifference, reluctance, into a book for them, so I wou'd or real illness, remained below in advise you to chuck it overboard, his birth, pleading his inability to and come upon deck, and look at move from the pain of the bruises something else. Here's your messwhich he had received in his New- ' mate, who has been bustling about haven battle. Amidst all the mis- from morn to night, overhauling fortunes that had lately befallen, every thing he could set his eye on, him, he had preserved his Horace, and inquiring about every thing he which now not only served as a com- did not understand. That's the way panion to him in his hours of me- to make a good seaman, and, it I lancholy solitude, but acted as, a am not hellishly out of my reckon. balm to his wounded mind, and'a ing, he'll make one very soon. balsam to his sores, superior to any Come, come! you must remain here which the surgeon's mate could ap- no longer---the surgeon's mate tells ply. As his prolonged confinement me that devil a thing's the matter rather surprised the boatswain, who with you; so remember, I expect was informed by his attendant that to see you to-morrow-morning on the wounds in his head were com- ' the main deck-- there's no shampletely healed, he paid him occa- ming Abraham here—every man sional visits to rouse him into ac- must do his duty.” tion, and had invariably found him poring over a little book, which he

In the course of the narrative, we read at the faint light of a small tal- are introduced to the family of the low candle, placed in a horn lan- Timbertones, in which Mr Macthorn. Wondering that a book of

neill has exhibited two opposite erso diminutive a size could occupy force a taste for music, where it

rors; one, that of endeavouring to him so long, and suspecting that he does not exist, the other, that of was “shamming Abraham,” he one evening accosted him, after his checking it where it has been natuusual salutation of Well, what cheer rally implanted. The following fashipmate ? in the following terms: mily dialogue will afford a very good * What! have you not overhauled specimen of the manner in which that little book yet? Damn my eyes,

this subject has been illustrated. there can't be much stuff in it She (the daughter) loved her One, I think, might get through it book, her pencil, and her needle, but in an hour or two, and here you' none of these were permitted to interhave been at it every night for near fere with her musical tasks, as her a fortnight.-Let's see what like it mother, five or six timesa-day,bawled February 1812


bella! you

out, “Sit down to your piano, Ara- first month of instruction was over,

have been a great deal she could distinguish the smallest too long from it: Sit down to your discord : But Betsy has a natural piano, I tell you !"

genius for music, and I have not, • The girl at last became so haras- mother.”' sed and worn out with this 'irksome “Really, my dear,” said Mr. Timand incessant toil, that, no longer bertone, (who all this time had able to endure it, she entreated her been listening to the argument), mother to release her from what “ I cannot help thinking that what was so unpleasant; but to no effect. Arabella says is very just. Neither “Would you give up a branch so you nor I, you know, have the least indispensibly necessary for every taste for music, nor ever had a muyoung woman who has the least pre- sical voice or ear in our lives ; how tensions to genteelity and fashion?" then can we expect such qualities exclaimed the sagacious mother. in our daughter? And since such “Do you see one exception among gifts are not the portion of all, why all your intimates or acquaintance? should we strive against nature, and and would it not be disgraceful to render the poor girl miserable for you, as well as to us, were you defi- nothing?" cient in what is now considered as Hold your tongue, Mr. Timthe most important and the most bertone," said his wife, impatientelegant part of female educatiop? ly, “ you know nothing at all of the - Impossible !"

matter. Will any body pretend to * “ It may be important to those say that music is not to be acquired who receive pleasure from it, and by practice alone, when every pawho are qualified to give pleasure to rent in Edinburgh gives it to their others,” said Arabella ; " but that daughters without the least excepis not the case with me, I would tion?--And pray, Mr Timbertone, not give one farthing for all the mu- what a pretty figure should we make, sic in the world, nor can I expect if our daughter was deficient in to arrive at any perfection in it, any branch of education, especially when I Kave neither a voice suffi- in one which is now universally ad. ciënt to 'reach one octave, nor 'an mired, and considered as the very ear to distinguish treble from com- first accomplishment a young lady mon time."

can possess ? Suppose now, for in** That's nothing,” rejoined the stance, that we had an evening parjudicióus 'mother" all this will ty: could we possibly avoid giving come by practice. Your Master them an entertainment, which they tells me so, and that a good Timeist all lay their account with music, can be made without a musical ear; both yocal and instrumental? And and as for your voice, he says it'is should we not look very foolish, and not yet nearly formed, but that very contemptible, Mr Timberyears and daily practice will ren- tone, if instead of our own daughter der it not only sweet but power contributing to this entertainment, ful!!

we should be under the necessity of “ Now what the Master says must applying to the daughters of others, bę nonsense, mother,” rejoined A- and consequently acknowledging to rabella ; " for there is Betsy Night- the whole company, that we had ingale, who is much younger than neglected to give Arabella what no I am, and who can with ease reach mechanic's daughter in Edinburgh nearly three octaves, and has be- is ignorant of ?- Impossible, Mr. ides so nice an ear, that before her Timbertone! We should be the


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- town talk-the ridicule of all polite of novels, and does not seek to in

society, and our daughter looked terest by surprizing events and nar-

wherever she went ! ratives of love intrigues. It exhi-
No, no, allow me to know these bits men acting in the plain and
things better, if you please. I don't common business of life; points out
interfere in your business, Mr Tim- the errors to which they are there
bertone, and I beg you may not in- ' liable, and exhibits the means by
terfere in any plans of mine for in- which these may be avoided.
structing Arabella, who must be e-
ducated as other young wonen of
fashion are, without the exception New Works pitblished in Edinburgh.
of one article.

HE Isle of Palms; with other “Very well, my dear," ariswerdd 1

poems, by John Wilson of Timbertone very placidly,--I Magdalen College Oxford. Svo. 128. shall not argue the point with you; A Series of Plays on the Pasbut allow me just to observe, that sións. Third volume ; by Miss Bailwhat with musical instruments, mu- lie. Svo. sical books, and musical masters at The Depreciation of the Paper half a guinea every three lessons, I Currency of Great Britain proved. am already out of pocket above . By the Earl of Lauderdale. 8vo. 6s. L.250, and Arabella, by her own Tales of the East, comprising confession, not one bit the better for the most popular romances of Oriit.”

ental origin; with imitations anul “ You are much mistaken, Mr translations. To which is prefixed Timbertone,” said his wife brisk- an Introductory Dissertation. By ly ;---" infinitely mistaken ! -Arabel. Henry Weber, Esq. 3 vols royal 8vo. la can play over a difficult concerto L.3. 18s. with considerable brilliance of fing- The poetical and dramatic ering, her master tells me; and that works of Colin Maclaurin, Esq. nothing now is wanting but a little Advocate, and of the late George more time and experience to make Maclaurin, Esq. Writer, Edinburgh, her equal to any young lady in E- 2 vols. small 8vo. 10s. 6d. dinburgh,"

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Literary Intelligence. is subsequently introduced; one frequently met with in the world Mpa Treatise on the Miner

R JOHN , easy, good natured, and a general favourite; but possessing none of alogy of Derbyshire, is about to that firmness and energy, which is publish a Narrative of his Voyage to necessary for an efficient discharge the Rio de la Plata, and of his Traof the various duties of life: The 'vels in Brazil, during a period of bad effects of this disposition are six years, from 1804 to 1810. The exhibited on a variety of occasions, principal part of this work relatos particularly in the education of his to the interior of Brazil, where no children, who are ruined by thought- Englishman ivas ever permitted to less and indiscriminate indulgence. travel, and particularly to the gold

From this sketch, our readers and diamond districts, which the may be enabled to form an idea of author investigated by order of the the nature and object of Mr Mac- Prince Regent. From the high neill's performance. It cannot be sanction under which he began the confounded with the ordinary class undertaking, and the length of time


he devoted to it, his narrative may ry, Dectrines, Opinions, Discipbe expected to throw considerable · line, and present state of Catholiclight on a rich and extensive colony ism. It will contain also a Summahitherto little explored, and, at pre- ry of the Laws now in force against sent, highly interesting, as it is Papists; and a Review of the Orilikely, through recent changes, to gin and Progress of the Catholic become the seat of the empire of our Question. The work is to consist oldest and most faithful ally. of a thick octavo volume.

A splendid original work, delin- M. de Guignes, author of a Voyeating the Border-Antiquities of age to Pekin (3 vols. 8vo. wiih England and Scotland, is in great for- 1 vol. folio of designs and charts), wardness. The first part will be pub- has just prepared an answer to the lished on the 31st of March, and a critics who have attacked his Hispart will be continued regularly e- tory of that empire. He has also very three months. It is intended read to the Institute an historical to exhibit specimens of the Archi- exposition of Chinese astronomy, tecture, Sculpture, and other vestifrom the earliest times, until the ges of former ages, from the ear- year 1776; and, to crown his laliest times to the union of the two bours, he is now about to publish a crowns, accompanied with descrip- Chinese Dictionary, under the sanctive sketches and biographical tion of the French Emperor Naporemarks, together with a brief his- lean.. torical account of the principal e- M. Charles Villiers, who has vents that have occurred in that part already obtained renown from the of Great Britain.

historical class of the French InstiMr. James Smyth, of the Cus- tute, lately published a work in tom-House, Hull, intends shortly which he greatly praises the system to publish, in one volume octavo, a of education pursued in the protesTreatise on the Practice of the Cus- tant schools in Germany, particutoms, in the entry, examination, larly those of Westphalia. and delivery, of goods and mer- In the present age, when polichandize imported from foreign tical metamorphoses succeed each parts; with a copious illustration of other with such astonishing rapidithe warehousing system, intended ty, the deaths and births of Univerfor the use of merchants, officers, sities are likewise become 'common and others, concerned in this branch events in Germany--those veneraof the business of the customs. ble institutions which in former

Mr. Bransby, of Ipswich, au- times did not arrive at maturity in thor of some useful publications on less then a century, and were never astronomy and geography, who has extinguished, except by great pubbeen an attentive observer of the lic convulsions, or by the decay of comet of 1811, with the most ac- decrepitude.---The once-celebrated curate instruments, will, within a universities of Helmstadt, Altdorf, few days, publish a correct delinea- and Rinteln, have expired within tion of its path, and a full and dis- about two years, and many others tinct account of its elements, &c. are fast approaching towards their In the plate will also be exhibited dissolution! Ruehsz, one of the the path of he comet of 1807. most assiduous professors of the U.

The Rev. J. Nightingale pro- niversity of Greifswald, says, in the poses to publish a Portraiture of the preface to the fourth volume of his Roman Catholic Religion; or, an new History of Sweden: “ The unprejudiced Sketch of the Histo. school of learning, of which I have


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been a member, which subsisted in Berlin; and the venerable Chanfor three centuries and a half, and cellor Hardenberg promotes their which has by various means diffu- success as much as present circumsed knowledge and science through stances .permit. Prince Henry's the world, and which the last so- Palace, of which the King has made vereign of Pomerania considered as a present to the new university, will established by his fostering care for · be the most magnificent, as well as ever, is now threatened with anni- the most convenient, Temple of hilation."

Science in Europe: containing no A similar fate doubtless impends less than ten spacious halls for lecover the long-established seat of turing, exclusively of a large aslearning at Erfurt; that university sembly-room, to which the students containing, a few weeks ago, but may retire during intervening hours. thirteen students; and one of the Other parts of this palace are deprofessors, Dominicus, whose learn- signed for Galleries of works of ing and writings have spread his Arts, and Museums of Natural Hisfame into foreign countries, having tory. Here the famous Moitheric recently changed his vocation in the Cabinet of Anatomy, in conjuncuniverssty into a stewardship in ' tion with Liberkunic's Preparations, the now insignificant house of Er- the Great Mineral Cabivet, the furt!

Hoffman and Geresheim Cabines This melancholy state of ancient for other departments of Natural establishments is however happily History, and various other collecrelieved by the effulgent appearance tions, have been deposited in spaof new luminaries, which are calcu-' cious and convenient.rooms. lated to give fresh weight to the Care has likewise been taken to cause of learning in that part of Eu- select judicious and experienced rope. The lover of literature, there. professors and superintendants, who, fore, must derive satisfaction from with appropriate lectures and prôthe assurance published in the Ger- per collections and demonstrations, man papers, that the New Univer- will be able to give animation to sity of Berlin was positively to be those immense stocks of dead rareopened about the middle of Octo- ties and treasures. In comparative ber, when courses of lectures in Anatomy and Zoology, the celebrathe four faculties were to be read. ted Rudolphy, of Greifswald, has

This spirited revival of learning been appointed, who, in his late in a state which politically labours work on insects, opened a new field under heavy embarrassments, can- in Zoology. The excellent Mineral not fail to interest, not only the na- Cabinet at Berlin, that precious retives of Germany, but every well-lic of Karsten, will likewise be rewisher and promoter of science, moved to the University-Palace. whether he live on the banks of Professor Weiss, from Leipsic, is the Danube, the Rhine, the Elbe, appointed its superintendant and or the Thames. All those to whom lecturer. Far from insignificant or the King entrusted the manage- trifling are the presents of the patriment of this concern, have, it ap- otic Count Hoffmannsegg, author pears, individually done their duty, and editor of the splendid Flora with praiseworthy solicitude. It is Lusitanica. More than thirty chests indeed to be regretted that Hum- of the rarest natural curiosities froad boldt has recently returned to po- the Brazils and the tropical tounlitics : : yet he is neverthelsss solici- tries of America, which is yet to tous to advance the public lectures be enlarged by exchanges made for


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