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of Mills; with an introductory ac- anecdotes of the habits of life, instinct, count of the progress and improve- and sagacity, are in this work rendered ment of Mill-work. Essays third, entirely distinct from the descriptions.
The latter are thrown into the form of fourth, and fifth, are also preparing
a synopsis, on a plan somewhat similar for publication.
to that of Dr Withering's botanical arThe same author will speedily pub- rangement, and inserted, with the synolish “ Practical and Descriptive Es- nyms, at the end of the volume. It is says on the Economy of Fuel.' intended that two volumes of Memoirs Mr Alison has in the press, a ser
of British Whales and Fishes, illustrated mon preached on occasion of the late also by a great number of figuie, shall Fast.
shortly follow; and afterwards others of
pying about seven volumes, is completLiterary Intelligence, ENGLISH and ed. In this work, which has been many FOREIGN
years in preparation, every class will be
rendered perfectly distinct from the rest, A
NEW, much - improved, and en. Mr James Elmes has undertaken a
larged edition, in twenty.eight vo. complete and comprehensive DictionJumes, royal octo-decimo, is in the press, ary of the Fine Arts, to include accounts of Dr Mavor's Collection of Voyages of the arts in theory and practice, and and Travels, and will speedily be pub. of their professors in all ages. Such a lished. The plates, instead of being de- work must necessarily become a library signs by artists in the closet, will con. of itself to the painter, the sculptor, the sist of copies from the prints published architect, the amateur, and the collector in the original works, and the maps of subjects connected with the fine arts. will be numerous and on a large scale. Mr Thomas Mortimer, Vice Consul The text of the principal works, as the at Ostend forty years ago, and author of Voyages of Anson, Byron, Wallis, Car. the work called, Every man his own teret, Cook, and Macartney, will be Broker, published fifty years ago, is printed verbatim from the original edi. preparing a legacy to the world in a tions, without variation or abridgement, new Dictionary of Trade, Commerce, and many valuable works will be inclu. and Manufactures. Of this work, we ded which have appeared within the may say, as we have said of the last present century.
work, that it must constitute a library The splendid work of Mr Robert of itself to the numerous persons to Ker Porter, representing the manners whom it addresses itself; and we may and costume of Russia and Sweden, and add, respecting both, that it is wonder. comprehending a Journal of his travels fui such useful publications have never in Russia, will make its appearance in before appeared. a few days.
Mr A. Jewit, proposes to publish by In the course of the ensuing month subscription, in two volumes, small ocit is expected that a volume, by Mr trvo, with twenty-four Aquatinta Views Bingley, will be ready for publication, of Ruins, Scenes, Antiquities, &c. drawn entitled, Memoirs of British Quadru. expressly from nature, Remarks on vapeds. This, which claims the merit of rious Parts of the Counties of Nottingbeing an original work, and not merely ham, Lincoln, York, Derby, and Staf. a compilation from the writings of o. ford; being the result of several succesther naturalists, will be illustrated with sive tours and excursions since the comseventy engravings from original draw- mencent of the present century. ings, chiefly by Howitt, and in his best A new Grammar, entitled, The Eng
All the species will be figured lish Tutor, written in familiar letters, except three, of which it was found and intended particularly for ladies' se. impossible to procure authentic draw- minaries, by Mr W. C. Oulton, author ings; and there will be representations of the Traveller's Guide, &c. will be of every variety of dog, and of consi- presented to the public in a few weeks. derably more than half the varieties of The Academy of Arts, Sciences, and English cattle, sheep, and horses. The Belles Lettres, of Padua, has recently
resumed its meetings, after a long susa Mr P. Thompson, of Boston, will pension. According to its ancient prac. publish in the ensuing spring a small vorice, it has proposed several questions lume, embellished with engravings, to for the ensuing year; among which are be entitled, The Stranger's Guide thro' the following :-“ How far is that opi. Boston and its Environs. nion well - founded, which maintains, In a few weeks will be published, the that the taste for letters must diminish first part of a Treatise of Arches, Bridin proportion to the progress made in ges, Domes, Abutment and Embank. the sciences?" and "What improvement ment Walls, by Mr S. Ware, architect. can be made in the ploughs at present The author professes to show a simple made use of in this country, and by what mode of describing geometrically the means may they be rendered more use- catenaria, and to deduce his theory prinful in labour, betier adapted to the cir. cipally from that line. Sections of Tri.. cumstances of the place, and the quality nity Church, Ely; King's College Chaof the different snils?” The prizes are pel, Cambridge ; Salisbury Cathedral, each sixteen gold Napoleons, and the and Westminster Abbey, will be given, answers must be written either in Italian in corroboration of the principles advanor French.
ced in the work. Mr Lucas is preparing to publish the The Rev. Dr Vincent is preparing Travels of Humanius in search of the to publish the Greek text of Arrian's Temple of Happiness; an Allegory. Indiaa and the Periplus, with a transla
Mr Hilditch has issued proposals for tion, to accompany his comments on publishing, by subscription, the History those works. and Antiquities of Tamworth.
The History of the Dissenters, by Mr Edgeworth's work on Profession- Messrs Bogue and Bennet, is in such al Education, which will form a quarto forwardness, that the two first volumes volume, is far advanced at the press, and may be very soon expected. may soon be expected.
Mr Southey has in preparation a Ro. Mr Smith, of Dublin, has nearly fi. mance in rhyme, founded on the mythonished his History of the Germanic Em- logy of the Hindoos, to be intitled, The pire, which will be speedily published in Curse of Kehama. two volumes, svo.
The Rev.Mr Beloe is proceeding with Mr Jerningham will shortly publish the fourth and fifth volumes of Aneca work, called the Alexandrian School; dotes of Literature and Scarce Books, being a narrative of the character and At the end of the fifth will be given å writings of the first Christian professors general Index to the work. in that city, with observations on the A Lite of the late Dr Beddoes has influence they still maintain over the es- been undertaken by Dr Stock, of Bristablished church,
While, from a Tyrant's grasp a world ta Inscribed to L. MACINTOSH, Esq. of Britannia’s banners and Iberia's wave;
RAIGMORE, on the liberal Subscription What time, where'er her vengeful lightprocured by him in India for the support
nings fly, of the ROYAL ACADEMY and INFIR
Fair Liberty relumes her languid eye, MARY of INVERNESS; by MR CAREY,
Leave, gentle Muse! awhile th' ensanguin'd author of the “* Pleasures of Nature,”
plain Reign of Fancy," Secrets of the Caftle," a Novel, &c.&c.
Where weeping Pity's heart-drop falls in WHILE loud o'er Europe sounds the Leave the sad scene, tho'Glory's wreathed clang of arms,
smile And Valour's breast with martial ardouc Beams on the panting hero's bleeding warms;
The votive wreaths that grateful Science Ness, that so oft, with all a mother's pride, twines,
Sees Beauty walk with Virtue by her side, Where 'mid her peaceful vale her temple And structures rising o'er the tranquil
While deeds like these true Glory's
meed proclaim, Rears the glad bower where her young
Had Cæsar scorned the palm that Genius blossom blows,
gave, And guards her studious visions of repose:
Ev'n Cæsar's self had filled a nameless Whose ven'trous soul the patriot flame su
Yet when tyrannic hosts your rights invade,
Draw, sons of Scotia ! draw the vengeful To tempt the varying breath of other
blade clines; Who patient long the frown of fortune
No wrath so deadly, and no steel so bright, bore
Shall ever meet you in the shock of fight, With pious hands who searches every
But Glory, Love, and Freedom, twine the shore
bay, Marks where at length the sparkling gems
Triumphant Chiefs ! and gild your setting
day, expand, And bears the treasure to his native land ;-
ODE, He who for pining Want and sad Disease
ON WINTER. Provides the home, and spreads the couch of peace,
THE wintery winds, awak'd from sleep Where sad Misfortune rears her drooping Loud o'er the land and turbid deep,
In Æolus adamantive cave, head,
With boisterous blasts, begin to rave. And sees a brightening gleam of sunshine spread ;
Bright Phoebus, in his fiery car, He on whose name a thousand blessings Now, southward, bends his annual course ; wait,
While Afric's tawny tribes, afar, At whose approach Hope, Pleasure, reno- Fly to the shade to shun his force.
vate, With sacred throb the bounding heart em
Thick, murky clouds, obscure our sky:
Along the hills the vapours sail; ploy,
No'cheering prospect meets the eye ;
Stern winter desolates the vale :
The bloonis lie wrapt deep shows among; vale.
On Patie's Hill no lambkins play ;
Stripe naked, bend the birchen trees, And ye who own, where'er your foot. That smil'd in green round Mary's Bower, steps ruam,
The lonely muse now leafless sees
Adieu, ye favourite scenes, a while!
When all your rage is spent, and gone.
In yonder Cot, secure from harms,
I'll pass thy gloomy months away ; And softer, sweeter still by distance made ;
While love and friendship’s soothing charms Accept the tribute of the Muse's lay,
Supply the absent sweets of May. Fond 'mid these pleasing mountain 'walks Carlops,
J. F. to stray:
Decem, 1808. And court the dreams that raptur'd fancy warms,
Erratum.--In the Elegy, in No. 60. for And decks thy banks, O Ness, with fairer December last, 1808, p. 926. c. 2. for, the charms;
bloom that, read, the health chat.
Proceedings of Parliament.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
been reduced into the form of a treaty of Thursday, Jan. 19.
alliance; which treaty, so soon as the rati['HIS day the House of Lords met, pur.
fications shall have been exchanged, his lsuant to prorogation, when the Lord
Majesty will cause to be laid before you. Chancellor, the Archbishop of Canterbury,
“ His Majesty commands us to state to Lord Camden, and the Duke of Montrose, you, that while his Majesty contemplated, took their seats in their robes upon the wool.
with the liveliest satisfaction, the , atchiev.
ments of his forces in the commencement sack, as his Majesty's Commissioners; and the Speaker and Members of the House
of the campaign in Portugal, and the deliof Commons being in attendance, the Lord the presence and oppressions of the French
verance of the kingdom of his ally, from Chancellor delivered the following speech from his Majesty :
army, his Majesty most deeply regrected
the termination of that campaign by an ar“ My Lords and Gentlemen,
mistice and convention, of some of the ar« We have it in command from his Ma. ticles of which his Majesty has felt himself jesty, to state to you, that his Majesty has obliged formally to declare his disapproba. called you together, in perfect confidence
tion. that you are prepared cordially to support “ We are to express to you his Majesty's his Majesty in the prosecution of a war, reliance on your disposition to enable his which there is no hope of terminating, safe- Majesty to continue the aid afforded by his ly and honourably, except through vigo- Majesty to the King of Sweden. That rous and persevering exertion.
Monarch derives a peculiar claim to his “ We are to acquaint you, that his Ma. Majesty's support, in the present exigency jesty has directed to be laid before you co- of his affairs, from having concurred with pies of the proposals for opening a negoti- his Majesty in the propriety of rejecting ation which were transmitted to his Ma
any proposal for negotiation to which the jesty from Erfurth ; and of the correspond- Government of Spain was not to be admitence which thereupon took place with the
ted as a party Governments of Russia and of France; to. gether with the declaration issued by his
“ Gentlemen of the House of Commonsg
“ We are commanded by his Majesty to Majesty's command on the termination of that correspondence.
inform you, that he has directed the esti“ His Majesty is persuaded that you will
mates of the current year to be laid before
you. His Majesty relies upon your zeal participate in the feelings which were ex
and affection to make such further provipressed by his Majesty, when it was re
sion of supply as the vigorous prosecution quired that his Majesty should consent to commence the negotiation by abandoning
of the war may render necessary; and he the cause of Spain, which he had so recent
trusts that you may be enabled to find the ly and solemnly espoused.
means of providing such supply without « We are commanded to inform you,
any great or immediate increase of the exthat his Majesty continues to receive from isting burdens upon his people. the Spanish Government the strongest as
“ His Majesty feels assured, that, it will surances of their determined perseverance
be highly satisfactory to you to learn, that in the cause of the legitimate Monarchy, by the enemy, for the purpose of destroy
notwithstanding the measures resorted to and of the national independence of Spain; ing the commerce and resources of his kingand to assure you, that so long as the peo- dom, the public revenue has continued in a ple of Spain shall remain true to themselves, his Majesty will continue to them
course of progressive improvement. his most strenuous assistance and support. • My Lords and Gentlemen,
“ His Majesty has renewed to the Spa- “ We are directed to inform you, that nish nation, in the moment of its difficulties the measure adopted by Parliament in the and reverses, the engagements which he last session, for establishing a Local Militia, voluntarily contracted at the outset of its has been already attended with the happiest struggle against the usurpation and tyranny spccess, and promises to be extensively and of France; and we are commanded to ac- permanently beneficial to the country. qua int you, that these engagements have * We have received his Majesty's com. Feb. 1809.
maado from ruin, that he would remove his Misevering exertions of his Majesty in defence nisters. Nothing short of such a measure of Spanish patriotism. That country, he could save the country. His Lordship consaid, had done much to preserve their li- cluded by saying, that, considering his inberties from the grasp of usurpation and firnsities, it might be possible that he should. tyranny; and, considering the completely not come again to the House, but he had disorganised state into which the treachery spoken his sentiments, and he wished their of France had hurled the natior, their ef- Lordships good night. forts had been highly meritorious. Bad Lord Grosvenor disapproved of the conmen, however, would be found in every duct of Ministers, though he did not mean country, and Spain was not without its be
mands most specially to recommend to our commerce, which, in spite of every ar-
ing to the whole of that affair, he could After the Commons withdrew, the House pronounce that, in his opinion, it was a was cleared for a short time, when the Earl most disgraceful act. The Portuguese, he of Liverpool took the oaths and his seat said, as a nation, were a brave people (he on succeeding to his father. Lord Moira did not mean the rascally inhabitants of also took the oaths and his seat as Baron Lisbon,) and if led on by British officers, Hungerford, which he succeeds to on the were excellent troops. He would have death of his mother. Dr Mansell, as Bi, lost his head, had the French crossed the shop of Bristol, and the translated Bishops, Tagus, if they had ever got into Spain. also took the oaths and their seats.
The armistice proposed by Kellerman, he The House then adjourned till five 'o'. said, was nothing more than a French articlock, when the Chancellor resumed the fice to squeeze the British General; and woolsack, and his Majesty's speech was a- the inquiry that had taken place was no
thing more than a medium through which The Earl of Bridgewater rose to move it was suspected the public dissatisfaction the address, but spoke so inaudibly that would evaporate. It had been said that his scarcely a sentence could be heard. We Majesty's Ministers had displayed great viunderstood his Lordship to approve genee gour; he could see no traces of it, unless it rally of the sentiments contained in his Ma- was in sending transports at an increased jesty's speech, and to approve of his reso- tonnage to Portugal. But how were they lution to persevere in his assistance to the employed? Why, in conveying Junot and Spanish nation as long as that nation should his rascally troops back again to France, to be true to itself. With respect to the con- fight us at greater odds. In short, looking vention of Ciutra, his Lordship said there to the present state of the country, in his might be a difference in opinion, but there mind we were lost as a nation, unless a could be but one opinion respecting the change took place in his Majesty's Coun. bravery of our troops. His Lordship con- cils ; he therefore thought that an address cluded by moving the address, which, as should be carried to the foot of the throne, usual, was an echo of the speech.
praying his Majesty, if he wished to preLord Sheffield rose to second the address, serve his kingdom entire, and his people and dwelt with strong emphasis on the per
to oppose the address. He said, they should trayers. Still he applauded the persever- imitate Bonaparte's conduct at Madrid, and ing spirit of his Majesty to follow up the do away useless places and unmerited penassistance already afforded with energy and sions. vigour. It was consistent with the princi- Viscount Sidmouth observed, that there ples the Sovereign had at all times shewn was one point upon which there could not, towards suffering humattity. His Lordship he was persuaded, be any difference of opi. next adverted to the flourishing state of nion among their Lordships, namely, the