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ITALY. have succeeded in separating the principal M. Niebuhr, the Prussian envoy at Rome, substance to which the good effects of ipeca- has discovered, in the Vatican Library, the cuanha in medicine are owing, from those fragment yet wanting in Cicero's Oration adjuncts which give it that odour and taste pro Marco Rabiro, and a fragment of the so disagreeable to invalids. They have Oration pro Plancio. These two fragments named this principal substance hemetine. were discovered in the same MS. from A great number of experiments and obser- which Amaduzzi has already extracted an vations have been made, which fully con. unpublished fragment of Livy. The learnfirm the truth of the discovery.
ed Prussian envoy has also found some The recent sale of the library of the late passages of the Works of Seneca. Count Macarthy affords a standard for There is reason to hope that the research. judging of the force of the bibliomania in es, which are actively continued at Pompeji, France. Among articles which fetched the will soon lead to important discoveries. highest prices were the following
The works in the interior of the Forum of Psalmorum Codex, Mogunt. 1457, fol. sold that ancient town, have already begun to for 12,000 francs.
lay open a peristyle of six columns, which Psalmorum Codex, Mogunt. 1459, fol. must doubtless have belonged to some tem. 3350 fr.
ple. The number of labourers has been G. Durandi Rationale Divinorum Offici- increased. The portico around the arena of
orum, Mogunt. 1459, fol. 2000 fr. the amphitheatre is already completely Speculum Humanæ Salvationis, fol. 1320 fr. cleared ; and Padiglione, an able artist, has
(The same copy sold in 1769 for 1600 fr.) received directions to make a model of that Historia Beatæ Mariæ Virginis, per figuras, monument on a small scale.
fol. 1560 fr. (Sold in 1769 for 352 fr.) By more recent accounts we learn, that Ciceronis Officiorum, libri iü. Mogunt. 1465, magnificent monuments of ancient splensm. fol. 801 fr.
dour still continue to be discovered in search. Ciceronis Officiorum, libri iii. Mogunt. 1466, ing the ruins of Pompeji. Behind the temsm. fol. 1190 fr.
ple lately noticed, a public building has Gul. Ficheti Rhetorica, 4to. (One of the been found, built at right angles, 260 Nea
first books printed at Paris about 1470.) politan palms long, and 120 broad, and sur501 fr.
rounded in the interior by a portico of 50 Biblia in Lingua Vulgare, 1471, 2 vols fol. columns. It is ornamented with beautiful
1199 fr. (Sold at the Duke de la Vallière's paintings, some of which are very valuable ; sale, in 1784, for 720 fr.)
among others one which represents a warrior Quinctiliani Instit. Orator. Venet. 1471, fol. precipitated from a car drawn by fiery 1515 fr.
horses. The pavement is of Mosaic, formed Virgilii Opera, 1472, fol. 2440 fr.
in part of small white and coloured stones, Anthologia Græca, 4to, Florent. 1494, and in part of large slabs of marble of va1000 fr.
rious colours. Several inscriptions have Apollonia Rhodia Argonauticon, libri iv. been traced that ascertained the use of this 4to, Florent. 1496. 1755 fr.
monument. One of them indicates, that the La Bible Historiée, traduite du Latin de right, luminum obstruendorum (a right es
Pierre Comestor, par Guyard Desmoulins, tablished by the Roman laws, preventing, in
Paris, fol. with 410 miniatures. 1202 fr. certain cases, neighbouring proprietors from Missale Mozarab. fol. Toleti, 1500, et Bre. having lights or prospects over the contigu.
viarum Mozarab, ib. 1502, fol. 1020 fr. ous estates) had been purchased at the price Euripidii Opera, studio Jos. Barnes, Cantab. of several thousand sesterces. This discovery 1694, fol. 1800 fr.
has afforded new riches to sculpture-seveXenophontis Opera, Oxon. 1703, 5 tom. in ral statues have been found. A Venus, five
6 vols 8vo, large paper. 1960 fr. palms high, and a Hermaphrodite, may be · Xenophontis Cyropædia, Oxon. 1727, fol. et placed among the finest specimens of the
Xenophontis de Cyri Expeditione, libri vii. Greek chisel that have come down to us.
Oxon. 1735, fol. large paper. 2550 fr. Several distinguished artists think, that in Thuani Historiæ, Lond. 1733, 7 tom. fol. this Venus they have discovered one worthy bound in 14 vols, large paper. 1225 fr. to dispute pre-eminence with the Venus de
Medicis. *This opinion, inspired perhaps
by the pleasure of the discovery, may be, Professor Kanngiesser of Breslaw has an- before long, discussed, as these precious nounced an extensive work, in Latin, on monuments of sculpture are to be transarchaiology, in which he promises some im- ported to the Musée Bourbon. In the same portant discoveries in that science.
place have been found two arms of bronze, Goëthe has produced the fourth volume of adorned with bracelets. The Chevalier his Life, which he is publishing under the Ardite, who directs the search, hopes to be whimsical title of Truth and Fiction.
enabled, in a short time, to expose the whole Professor Berzelius has just discovered a extent of Pompeji, which will probably be new earth, to which he has given the name a mine fruitful in objects of the fine arts. of thorite, from the Scandinavian god Thor. Andrea Mustoxidi, a young native of
Corcyra, who has already obtained -some lio other accidents. In 1807, Dr Hennig proterary distinction, has addressed a letter to posed that copies should be procured of all the Abbaté Morelli, the learned librarian of the original acts relative to Livonia, EsthoSt Mark, on the four celebrated Venetian nia, and the island of Oesel, preserved at horses, commonly supposed to be the work Konigsberg, in the archives of the grandof Lysippus. In this tract, printed at Pa- master of the order to which these provinces dua, and dedicated to Lord Holland, the formerly belonged. The proposal was apauthor successfully combats the opinion proved by the nobility of the provinces, and which gives a Roman origin to these monu- Dr Hennig appointed to carry it into exements, and employs all his erudition and cution. With the permission of the Prussagacity to prove that they came originally sian government, that scholar proceeded to from the isle of Chio. This notion has Konigsberg in 1809, and in 1812 had sent since been adopted by the celebrated Gér- off copies of 2000 documents. As the unman writer, F. Schlegel.
dertaking proved too burdensome for the nobility, by whom it was previously sup
ported, the Emperor Alexander, at the inSafety Lamp.--Mr Van Mons has com- stance of Karamsin, the historiographer, municated the gratifying intelligence, that granted a yearly sum for its prosecution. the safety lamp of Davy has completely The copies have since that time been forsucceeded in the Netherlands. “ Fortified warded to Petersburgh, to be employed by with it," he says, “ we can penetrate into Karamsin for his history of the Russian the foulest mines. We have even opened empire, and then deposited in the archives depots of gas, and procured its mixture with of foreign affairs. This enterprise is now the proportion of atmospheric air, calculated completed, and 3160 documents, on subjects to produce the most prompt inflammation of interest for the history of the north, have and the strongest explosion, but the gas been rescued from oblivion, to furnish new has never taken fire. We use gauze made sources for the historian. of stronger wire than with you, in order to The Bible Society of Petersburg has reguard against any exterior damage from the ceived from England the stereotype plates awkwardness of workmen, and to prevent for printing the New Testament in modern the men from opening the lamp; we have Greek, with which 300,000 copies may be also adopted the expedient of a small pad- taken off. The sphere of action of this lock, with the key of which the master society is rapidly extending. At Tula and miner is intrusted. The heating of the Woronesch, the auxiliary societies formed. gauze cloth, however intense it may be, is there have opened shops for the special purnot attended with any danger, for iron the pose of selling the Holy Scriptures. Paul, most incandescent will not affect gas; no- the Armenian patriarch at Constantinople, thing but flame will kindle it. Some at
has also declared his willingness to co-opetempts have been made to light a mine by rate in the object of the Bible Society; and means of its gas, but I am not acquainted even the heathen Buraits of Siberia have with the result. I should think that such a intimated their ardent wish to possess“ the project would be attended with many diffi- word of the only God,” (according to their culties.”
own expression in their memorial addressed, Hydrophobia.-Mr Van Mons has suc- to the civil governor of Irkutsk), in the ceeded in curing all cases of hydrophobia Mongol language, and have voluntarily by means of oxygenated muriatic acid, em- subscribed more than 9000 rubles towards ployed both internally and externally; which the expense of printing it. The emperor proves that in this malady the moral holds has granted to the Bible Society of this city in dependence the physical powers. All the privilege of establishing a printing-office cases of tardy hydrophobia may be consi- at Abo. dered as the effect of imagination. Exam. The Berlin Gazette gives the following ples have occurred of the disease reaching account of Von Kotzebue's voyage round its last stage, when it has been completely the world, which has been received from dissipated by the sight of the animal by Kamschatka. Letters of an earlier date, which the patient was bitten.
which, after having doubled Cape Horn, he sent from the coast of Chili, have been lost,
or at least are not yet come to hand. M. Baron Ungern-Sternberg began, many Von Kotzebue discovered three new islands years since, to search the archives and prin in the South Sea, in 14° of latitude, and vate libraries in Livonia for documents 144° of longitude, to which he gave the tending to complete or illustrate the history names of Romanzow (the author of the exof that province. Of these he collected pedition), Spiridon, and Krusenstern. Be. several thousands, and had them printed, sides these, he discovered a long chain of with the assistance of Professor Brotze of islands in the same quarter, and two clus. Riga, under the title of Diplomatic Codex ters of islands in the 11th degree of latitude of Livonia. This work, however, left several and 190th degree of longitude. (It is not chasms, which it was the more difficult to specified whether the latitude is N. or S. or fill up, as many of the archives of this pro- the longitude E. or W.) These he called vince had been destroyed by fire, war, and after his ships, Rurich's Chain; the two VOL. I.
latter, Kutusof's Cluster (a group), and pened since that time, which has made Suwarrof's Cluster. All these islands are them distrustful of the Europeans : perhaps covered with wood, partly uninhabited, and it may be the overturning of their surprisdangerous for navigators. The discoverer ingly large statues, which Kotzebue looked has sent to Count Romanzof a great many for in vain, and found only the ruins of one maps and drawings. On the 12th July 0. s. of them near its base, which still remains Kotzebue designed to sail from Kamschatka He saw no fruits from the seeds left by La to Behring's Straits, according to his instruc, Peyrouse, nor any sheep or hogs, which by tions. He hopes to return to Kamschatka this time must have multiplied exceedingly, in September 1817. On the whole voyage A single fowl was brought him for sale. It from Chili to that place, he had not a single seems we may hope much from this young person sick on board. He touched at Easter seaman, who is not yet thirty years of age. Island, but did not find the inhabitants so He was obliged, for many reasons, to leave friendly as La Peyrouse describes them. the learned Dane, Wormskrald, behind in He thinks that something must have hap. Kamschatka.
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