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families; which indicates a population of 'of twenty-five feet of vegetable earth : four millions of inhabitants and upwards. the orifice of each bore is 3* inohes,
GIESKE the mineralogist, after a resin which constantly hills up with fresh water. dence of eight years, draws a sombrous -The salt of the first bed is extremely picture of the colony of East Greenland, while, and transparent as rock crystal; which he visited and explored to the it is likewise very pure, and free from 62 degree of latiiude. He is confident, every moxious or terrene substance. The from the information given him by the second appears to be intermixed with gyp. natives, that at present that rigorous seous or argilaceves substances, but in a coast is not inhabited, or even habitable, very sinail proportion. This sall is brown, beyond the 641h degree at farthest ; and not unlike a clouded fint; both the kinds that it would he difficult, if not impossie are very compact, well crystallized, the ble, to penetrate further.
fractures cubicar, and the saline taste su. FRANCE.
perior to that of any salt obrained by By a private letter from Paris, we evaporation. It contains but very little learn, that a very interesting historical of muriate of magnesia or of sulphate of and biographical work is ready for the calx. press, on the life and heroic achieve. M. LAMOUROUT, Professor of Natural ments of the celebrated and lainented History in the Royal Academy of Caen, is MARSHAL NEY, Duc d'Elchingen, Prince about publishing a work (with 40 plates,) of the Moskwa, and once the favourite of containing some accouni of the inarine Fortune and Victory. The work is pre- polypi that so abound in the calcareous paring from a vast hody of inaterials, by formations of Lower Normandy. One Íris brother-in-law, M. GAMOT, and will stratum in the vicinity of Caen is almost be illustrated by most curious original entirely composed of them. They are in letters and state papers. This work, and perfeci conservation; and, from ine sio. the Memoirs of Napoleon, will leave no gular characters which they exhibit, M. want of materials for authentic history. Lamouroux gives figures of the natural
We are anxious to hear more from size, with some essencial parts magnified France on the subject of the Marquis by the aid of optical glasses. The work d'Ecourville's Travels in Africa ; and of will be of use to geologisis, by making the voyage of the Bourdelais round the them acquainted with antediluvian avi. world.
mals of a description not visible or known A very desirable establishment has re. at present. Some constitute new genera, cently been formed in Paris, under the and others belong to known genera very able direction of Mr. W. DUGKETT, among these latter are sponges, and a gentleman well known in the Literary orher animals of a similar kind. The circles of London, for teaching the Eny. work will include a figure and descriplish language to young French ladies. It tion of the fossile crocodile that has been will be on ihe plan of English boardinye discovered near Çaen. schools, and will unite every usefuland po.. 11. FOUACHE, à merchant of Havre, lite accomplishment to that of a language and inember of the Council-General of now becoming fashionable in France, Commerce, has constructed a sugar-will
The researches for the discovery of on a novel and original principle, the cy. rock-salt, which commenced in July linders of which are in a triangular form, last, at Moyenire, in the department of and placed horizontally. It is intended La Meurthe, is carried on to advan). for a steain-engine on one of the plantan tage, After exploring to the depth of tions in the island of Martanique.' 200 feet, and reaching the first layer, The proprietors of a public journal which is eleven feet in thickness, the published at Boulogne, entitled ihe Teleworkmen had to perforate a bed of gypsum graph, have announced their intention 10 and argil of 546 feet, when they caine offer a prize to the author of the best hen to a second stratum of salt eight feet in roic poem on the evacuation of Parga; an thickness. It is intended to remove island given up to the Turks by the Eng. The researches to two other neighbouring lish government. The poers of all ene points, lo ascertain the breadth and lightened nations are invited to the com, magnitude of the whole bed. The two petition. The prize to be a beautiful points forin a triangle nearly equilateral, siiser urn, with anrique emblems, and each side of which may be about 6 or 700 bearing this motto, trom Virgil: toises in lengch. One of these points is “Nos patriæ fines, et dulcia ținquimus in the city of Vic, and the other 10 arva, the south of it. On this latter point. Nos patriain fugimus.' they have already pierced to the depth The following work is announced for
publication early in 1820, · Voyage duns of an extensive Gallery of Portraits, sela Greèc, or a Voyage into Greece, by veral paintings of different subjects, and M. POUQUEVILLE, late consul-gene. a large collection of engravings, embracral of France at Janina, correspondent ing the Shakspeare Gallery complete, of of the Academy of Inscriptions and two hundred illustrative and bistorical Belles Lettres of France, and member of subjects; and Mr. D. is flattering the the Ionian Academy of Corcyra. This vanity of British authors, by asking for work is now in the press, (F. Didot, copies of their portraits, to hangi in his printer,) and will make four volumes in trans-atlantic Temple of Fame. ociavo, with plates, representing inscrip The French Catholic mission in the tion; and medals, and maps, by Dubo- state of Kentucky prospers to a degree cage, of the Institute. The iwo first almost incredible. The bishop, who asvolumes are finished.
sumed the direction of it in 1810, in the The public have been already apprised short space of four years procured the of the publication, in the Armenian lan- erection of twenty-seven churches, and guage, of the Chronicle of Eusebius; founded forty-three distinct congrega. to which may be added, that Doctor tions. He is now raising a catbedral; Zuhrab, who brought the manuscripts to and the Protestants readily second his Constantinople, has been an assistant to wishes. The missionaries are spreading M. Majo, in the Latin translation, and in over a territory of five hundred leagues the publication, by augmenting it with a adjacent to the Missouri. copious preface, with notes, and with the By letters from New Orleans, it apChronicle of Dr. Samuel, an Armenian pears, that it is intended to build a new writer who lived in the thirteenth cene town on the opposite bank of the river tury,
Mississippi, the name to be Macdonough. SPAIN.
The plan of the town is laid out, all the Since the last revolution, two literary land is already disposed of, and the parties have been formed in Spain, one work of building has commenced. The of which zealously detends the character streets are to be large and airy, with of the ancient Spanish theatre, and the public squares and spacious promenades, other professes to adınire the French a basin, and a canal. This last, after draipatic writers and Kotzebue.
passing through the town in an advan. UNITED STATES.
tageous manner, will communicate with Mr. Joseph DELAPLAINE, of Phila- the river. The new town will become delphia, proprietor of a National Gallery the principal de pôt of the trade of of Portraits, announces his intention of the river, as it is a better station for removing his establishment to the ciiy ships, and will be less encumbered with of Washington. This Institution consists port.duties, &c. than New Orleans.
REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS,
"Ok! come while the pale Moon is waning." of the five variations with which it is
A fuvourite Song, composed anıl arrunged succeeded. These are conceived with for the Piuno.forte ; by Joseph John taste and animation, and afford the juHarris. 28.
venile finger an agreeable and improving TN the melodies of this song (for it practice. It is worthy of notice, that
coinprises two different movements) the adjustinent for the harp is printed we find inuch novelty and pathos. The separately and distinctly from that for ideas, speaking generally, are appropri. the piano-forte; hy which convenient ate, connected, and elegantly turned. provision, while confusion to the eye is Of the words (from the poetic pen of avoideit, each performer is prevented Miss Eliza Stewart), we can also speak from incommoding the other. in favourable terins; and it is but justice « La Paloma;” a favourite Spanish Air, to say, that the influence of the Muse is arranged as a Rondo for the Pianu-forte; equally apparent in the verse and in the by G. Kiellmark. 28. 6d. music.
This air (a deserving favourite among The admired Scottish Air "Auld Lang the lovers of ingevious trifles) is pre· Syne,” arranged for the lurp and Piano- ceded by an introductory movement of forte; by J. Cruven. Ss.
considerable animation and vigour; and The present arrangement of this an. wbich, while it consorts with the matter cient Caledonian melody chiefly consists it ushers, claims some commendation on its own separate account. The air it task of this kind all that is left to the self is made the theme of a well-worked science and ingenuity of the adapter is, movement; and, in the shape it derives the judicious disposition and commixture from Mr. Kiellmark's management, con- of the execution of the two performers, stituies an acceptable exercise for young has directed all his strength to those practitioners.
points; and with a degree of success 6. What shall I do?» A Song: by William which demonstrates his general taste, as Horsley, Mus. Bac. 28.
well as his knowledge of the character The malivo of this ballad is tender, and powers of the particular instrument and characteristically impressive. While for which he writes. the words (selected from the Poetical “ Captain Murshall's Election," composed by Miscellany) evince Mr. Horsley's lyric Andrew Loder, and arranged as u Rondo taste, the accompaniment (for the harp for the Piano-forte; by T. H. Butler. or piano-forte) manifests his judgment 1s. 6d. in accommodating and favouring the Though we do not discover any very voice. The general effect of this litile striking irait either of strength or beauproduction is indeed so truly interest- ty in the melody we are now considering, that we wish Mr. H. would more ing, it would be unjust not to acknow. frequently oblige the public in the same ledge and applaud the ingenious use Mr. province of composition.
Butler has made of his materials, such as The celebrated Hungarian Il'altz, with Vas they are. From twenty.four bars, le riations for the Piano-forte. Composed has not only fabricated four folio pages by T. H. Butler. 25. 6d.
of attractive music, but produced a conMr, Butler bas given to this popular sistent if not a uniform whole; and, by air six variations, and a regular and for. blending with his original matter his own mal finale. Whether Mr. B.'s aim was appropriate and consentaneous ideas, to furnish a welcome regale to the au- bas realized a rondo, that will scarcely ditor, or an attractive practice for the fail to have as many admirers as auditors. young piano-forte student, he has in a respectable degree attained his object. Messrs. CLEMENTI and Co. of London, The flow of his ideas is smooth and have invented a most pleasing and usesprightly ; and the several portions of his ful instrument, called “the Self-acting subsidiary composition are at once en. Harp.” It works by barrels, like a bargaging in themselves, and so regulated as rel organ, but the action takes place on to preserve a climax in their volatility, strings, in the manner of a piano-forte, and, by consequence, to gradually lead whose cune it' assimilates. It is provided the finger forward to an improved power with flutes and a triangle, forming a comof execution.
plete band for dances and other purposes. The Grand Overture to the Opera « Il Don Instead of requiring to be turned by a Giovanni," as performed at the King's handle, the action is mechanically proTheatre ; composed by Niozart. Arranged duced, and it only requires to be wound for two performers on one Piano-forte; by up occasionally. As a decisive improveM. P. King, esq. 38.
ment on the common barrel-organ, it This is one oi the best of the vari. deserves to be generally known and paous arrangements of Mozart's operatic cronized. overtures. Mr. King, aware that in a
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I in the production of illustrations of not always lead to honours and fortune. history. Thus, a book has appeared of Such a work is of necessity above critia those Historical Memoirs on which Na- cism; but, if tried by the severest tests, POLEON has beguiled his time during his this ninth book, describing the events of unjust detention at St. Helena. It was 1815, cannot but be considered as one confided to the care of Mr. O'MEARA, of the ablest specimens of historical cont. the faithful surgeon, whose integrity bas position that has ever been given to the credited his country, in times when vir- world. The style is as teise and ener. getic as Tacitus, while, in its authority derous quarto, and inore authority than and design, it vies with the Comments can be adduced from a partial survey of taries of Cæsar. Two editions have ap. historical facts, to persuade the world peared in French and English, the latter that this destroyer and the usurper of by Mr. O'Meara. The publication of regal authority was actuated by any the other books may be expected to fol. other feelings but those of self-aygranlow; and, as England is perhaps the only disement, and the most cold blooded and country in Europe where the press, pro- calculating ambition. We in vain en. tected by honese juries, and the subject, deavour, alter concluding the most ela. by the laws from personal outrage, would borate reasoning and enquiries into his enable å public-spirited bookseller to conduct and character, to rise froin the print these works entire and without any perusal of his defence with the persua. abridgment or mutilation; so the whole sion of his being an upright, sincere, and may be expected to appear in London, truly patriotic Christian. He bad in in a manner which will entitle them to facç too subtle a judgment, too intimate public confidence. There are no facts an acquaintance with, and even conor sentiments which a man of Napoleon's tempt for, human nature, to be the bigh character ought not to be able to simple, religious, and smooth.fashioned communicate to the world; while, at the being he appeared. His own observa. same time, England, with all its faults on tion, that he was only a poor instrument this particular subject, is, (America ex- in the hands of the Lord, though bypo. cepted,) the only country where the critical enough, was perhaps more true forms and the spirit of the laws permit than many he uttered, as he appears to their unshackled publication.
have been one of those rare characters Another work, treating of the events who, in aiming at mischievous objects, of the same year, 1815, has appeared, in by some fortunate coincidence of cire two volumes, by M. FLEURY, secretary cumstances, are surprised to find they to Napoleon, who did not follow the bare only achieved something great and fortunes of his master; in which he is useful. The design, however, of the said to have been assisted by the Duc work is highly laudable, and the execu. De Rovigo. The work exhibits the pri. tion of it honourable to the talents of vate life of the Emperor, with many the author: though not without faults traits of personal character highly in- both of composition and matter, there is teresting. It has also appeared in French much, both useful and interesting, to be and English,
gleaned from it. The other publication of an historical The proposed Series of Novellies for character which claims our notice, is Novel Readers, has commenced with a the Life of the Protector Cromwell, by a Scottish story called GLENIELL, by a descer:dant, OLIVER CROMWELL, esq. of writer of eminence and evident skill; Cheshunt. The work consists for the and by a translation of Madame Genlis' most part of a refutation, generally com- PETRARCII and LAURA, executed in a plete and satisfactory, of ihe libels pub. manner which is calculated to raise the lished by be toad-eaters and sycophant's character of translations from the degra. who surrounder the court of the Stuarts. dation into which chey were fast falling, In perforining this task, Mr. C. has had Ic has in truth, in point of style, all the occasion to refer to many original docu- charms of an original work. ments, and has, in consequence, thrown A very eloquent work, niost ably transnew light on inany events of those tiines. Jated by Mr. Black, has appeared on Ilis private life of the Protector and fa. Germany and the Revolution, by Promily is peculiarly interesting, and has fessor GOEPRES, late editor of the Rbe. afforded us some rich materials for our ni:h Mercury, a paper which has been Supplementary Number, published this accredited among the friends of liberal day, In the entire work, as well in its opinions all over Europe. This work projection as its execution and publi- einbodies the same sentiments; and, if a cation, Mr. C. has great merii. Of the tythe of the generous spirit of Goerres is imporiant and beneficial influence which felt by half the German people, the his ancestor exercised in political affairs, confederates against the French Revowith the bigh ground which he assumed lution in 1791 and 2, may yet live to re. in ail foreign relations during his Pro. pent their wicked meddling. The cons tectorship, to the glory and prosperity of ferences at Carlsbad, and the resolutions his own country, we are fully sensible: of the Diet of Frankfort, combined with but it would require even more argallo the suspicious character of the Holy Alment than can be contained in a pone liance, and the military attitude of Alex
ander, seem to have aroused all the of Mr. John Tobin, author of the Honey Jatent principles of German patriotism; Moon, with a selection from his unpube and the fermentation is not likely to be lished writings. From a perusal of the allayed, without changes beneficial to lin life of this in:eresting individual, we feel berty and the human race.
no reason to alter the favourable opinion Spence's Anecdotes, which were so free. entertained of the talents of this lady in ly used by Dr. Johnson in his Lives of biographical composition. While we the Poets, and consulted by Malone and warmly admire the feeling and judgment, others, have at length appeared, in two displayed in describing the character of several editions. One professes to give this ill-fated genius, we are happy to them entire, and is published by Mr. agree wiih Miss B, in the enlightened S. W. SINGER; and the other consists of view she takes of the causes of ine laie the arranged abstract of them prepared degraded state of the British drama, ibe by Mr. Malone. They promised inuch, prostitution of good taste, the neglect of and we opened ihem with anxiety; but it real worth, and the loss of the true prin. appeared that Dr. Juhnson bad made so ciples of scenic representation. good a use of them, as to leave liitle of The champion novelist of the day has interest for those who followed him, again exhibited himself on a new arena, Nevertheless, the entire collection is in Ivanhoe, or the Jew of York, most curious; and either edition, but equipped in the trappings of lhe feudal particularly that of Mr. Singer, merits a tiines, and in the chivalric character of place in every library, public and private. an accomplished young Saxon of the It may not be improper to add, that Mr. woods. Though not perfectly historical Spence flourished through the age of in giving such a pompous picture of cbiPope, with whom he was intimate, and valric society at so early a period, (as that these anecdotes consist of his me. it rather resembles Francis I. than Riche moranda, written partly with a view to ard,) yet, as it serves to represent his publication of a life of that distin. characters of untamed life, judiciously guished poet, and ibat they have since mingled with those of “high thoughts been locked up in the Newcastlé fa. seated in a heart of courtesy," the univa mily.
of two different periods of society inay Mr. W.B. TAYLOR, an artist who has be admissible in a romance. With ibis, proved his powers by his performances, and the single exception of the want of bas commenced a work, in parts, two of a real story, we do not recollect perusing which have appeared, on the History of any work of Walter Scoll's thai has af. the University of Dublin. It is printed forded us more pleasure than the prein imperial quarto, to match the splendid sent. The exquisite description, and Histories of the English Universities; and dramatic power of character, are suffi. the plates, which introduce us to new cient to redeemn greater faults than are scenes of architectural grandeur, are co- perceptible in the novels of this original loured as fuc-similes of the interesting author. places they represent. Few persons, tilld Warning Letter, and a Second They see this wurk, will have entertained Warning Letter, to his Royal Highness correct notions of ihe magnitude and the Prince Regent, intended principally completeness of the academical esta. as a call upon the middle ranks a' chois blishinents of the Irish metropolis. important crisis, we think, would have
Mr. Accum, who has so successfully been more aptly denominated a call extended the researches of science to the upon ihe Prince to dismiss his ministers, concerns of life, has added new claims in order to make room for the Opposito the gratitude of the public, by a,vo. tion, and the Rev. Lionel Thotnas Ber. lume on the Adulterations of Food, and guer, to a place in power. In pursuit of on the Fraudulent Sophistications of Breud, ihis desirable object, he has not failed to Beer, Wine, &c. &c. with methods of die- blacken the character of the people, actecling them. No enquiry could be inore cusing thm of the most incendiary deusefal; and they have been conducted by signs, and determined resolutions 10 Mr. Accum with great sagacity. We overturn the constitution; though we are now only want laws for the commen. happy to observe his misrepresentations surate punish:nent of the sordid and une have not been listened to by the princely principled delinquents.
ear to which they were addressed. We Miss Benger, the accomplished wri. Think the people would have had little ter of the Memoirs of Mrs. Elizabeth reason to congratulate themselves upona Hamilton, as well as of several pleasing the accession of those men 10 power novels, has recently published Memoirs who scruple not, even through the organ