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latter disorder, but without being in any ing to the public, that a plan for degree affected by it! an Institution, to teach by lectures and Mr. CONSITT, lecturer on philofophiexperiments, the application of philofo- cal chemistry, proposes to deliver a course, ply to the improvement of the inechanical consisting of twelve lectures, including a arts, and the other arts of life, to which variety of experiments on the philosophy it is the most directly applicable, has of agriculture. The first lecture will be been proposed by some gentlemen of the delivered on Thursday, the 7th of March, first eminence in this country; that a at one o'clock in the forenoon, and they number of men of rank and fortune have will be continued three times a week, until already si blcribed an annual contribution the whole is completed. of fifty guineas, towards carrying it into A translation is in forwardness of the execution : that their intention is to have valuable Travels of the Duke DE ROCHEa complete apparatus for every brand FOUCAULT LIANCOURT in North Ameand to employ, as teachers, none but rica, fo late as the years 1796, 1797, and! men of the highest philosophical distinc- 1798. The known talents of the enlighttion. There is reafón to hope, from the ened and noble traveller, and the imperactivity of the genilemen who have been fect knowledge in Europe of the present concerned in promoting this plan, that it condition of the United States and of Ca. may be very specdily reduced into an nada, will doubtiels occasion these voestablishment. When we name Sir Jo- lumes to be an acceptable addition to the SEPH BANKS, bart, and Count Rum- existing books of Travels in the Englih FORD, we need add nothing more to language. point out the importance of the design to Dr. BLACKBURNE will publish his. the public.
expected remarks on the use of the word Recent and numerous experiments made Hent, and on the composition of light in by the most eminent of the faculty in the course of March or April. London, tend to confirm the efficacy of The fecond volume of Mr. BIDLAKE'S the Cow Pox, as a means of extirpating Seriaons on practical subjects, publithing that horrible scourge of the human race, by subscription, is now in the press. the Small Pax. Several hundred individu Mr. LANDSEER, engraver to his maals have recently been inoculated for this jesty, is employed upon an' emblematical new disease in the metropolis, and they monu.nent in honour of Admiral LORD have all taken it, and recovered from it Nelson, of the same size and to be enin a few days, without its being attended graved in the same style as the splendid by any illness, other than a few pustules and very correct portrait which he has which have appeared in the arm: thefe juit publithed of General BUONAPARTE. persons bave lince been repeatedly inocu Dr. ALEXANDER ADAM, of Edinlated with the variolous matter of the burgh, is understood to be at this time finall
1-pox, but without effect ; several of engaged in the compilation of Anew Latin thein have even fiept in the same bed with Dictionary, destined to supersede the use. persons in the molt infectious Hate of the of that of Aiplworth.
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The first number of “ The Medical and nounced in our Magazine for November Physical Journal,” makes its appearance last, entitled “ Perkinism," lately pubon the first of March, under the inmedi- lished in Germany, by Dr. Todē, phyate saperintendance of Doctors BRADLEY sician to his Danilh Majesty, and WILLICH. Among other valuable A History of Liverpool, from the eararticles, will appear a differtation at large liest period to tbe present time ; with an by Dr. BRADLEY, on the nature and account of the river Mersey, from its practice of Inoculation for the Cow Pox, source to the sea; and a sketch of the with an account of the recent experiments principal objects on its banks, is prein London, illustrated by a coloured re- paring for early publication. presentation of the pustules, drawn in Agriculture. It has been commonly London from the life.
supposed by farmers, that seeds and plants The learned Dr. John GILLIES, whose will degenerate, unless the ground on late analysis and translation of the works which they are planted be frequently of Aristotle have revived the fame and use- changed. Some observations and experi . fulness of that philosopher, is engaged in ments that have been lately made in this composing a continuation of his history of country, as well as in America, seem ta Greece, which will probably possess all render the truth of this fupposition doubtthe accuracy, philofophy, and eloquence ful. It has been found here, that even which are admired in the former part of potatoes may be constantly grown on the this work, while it will be free from that lame piece of ground without any degeturgidity of style which has been not in neration, provided the cuttings be always deservedly blamed in the last writings of made from the finest potatoes, instead of Dr. Gillies.
the finallelt and worst, which have actuThe Rev. Dr. THOMAS SOMERVILLE, ally been einployed for this purpose; and of Jedburgh, whose recently published in America, it has been shewn, by the achistorical work is read with general eager- tual experiments of Mr. Cooper, that ness, is understood to have prepared for the same thing happens with reipect to the press a volume of fermons of very the seeds of the long watery squash, early great original merit.
peas, potatoes, and several other kinds of An annual collection of poems is about vegetables. The same principle has, into be published, on the plan of the French deed, long ago been applied in the breedand German A.lmanacks of the mufes. ing of animals, by Mr. BAKEWELL. It Contributions should be addressed to Mr. is generally known, that he improved his Cottle, Bristol, where the first voluine breeds by merely coupling those in which will speedily go to press.
the properties he wished to produce were A metrical Romance has been under the most evident, not regarding consantaken in that city, called “ The Destruc- guinity, or any other circumstance. tion of Dom Daniel."
This is a matter of such extensive apThe celebrated Crell, of Germany, plication and importance, that it ought has recently communicated to his philo- more particularly to engage the attention sophical friends in this country, an ac and observation of the practical farmer as count of a series of ingenious and accu well as the horticulturilt. rate experiments, by which he has ac In the application of manures to lands, complished the decomposition of the boracic too little regard seems to have been paid acid. Digestion, with a long-continued both in respect to its nature, and the time heat, was one of the principal means of its being laid on. In regard to the which he employed. An inflammable mat- last, it has been a common practice for ter was found to be one of the principles farmers to apply manures to grass lands of the acid decomposed.
during the time of frost in the winter. Mr. Reveley, architect and engineer, This is certainly an improper practice, is engaged upon a work relative to the as during such periods, no advantage ean port of London, which is nearly ready be derived to the land from it, and, at the for publication. It is intended to give a thaw, much of its virtues must be washed more complete idea of the subject than away, and its soluble parts be destroyed; has hitherto appeared, and will conclude the ground being, in this itate, incapable with several new plans for the improve- of absorbing liquids. Many other reament of the port of London, and with fons forbid this practice, which may be that which was laid before the committee seen in an ingenious paper written by Dr. of the house of coinmons in April 1796. FENWICK. He conceives, that as the
Mr. PERKINS, of Leicester-square, has elastic fluids are the greatest supports of in the prels a translation of the work an- vegetation, manues ought to be applied
under circumstances that favour their ge The MISSIONARY Societies of Scotneration. These, he says, chiefly occur land, in correspondence with those of Eng. in spring, after the grass has, in some de- land, are appearing to establish at Glasgree, covered the ground, by which the gow a seminary which is to be approdung is shaded from the sun, or early in priated for the instruction of persons ofthe autumn, after the hay-crop is re- fering themselves for foreign mislions, in moved. This last is unquestionably the those parts of knowledge which are deemed most convenient, and lealt objectionable indispensibly requisite to qualify them far period for the purpose in question. the undertaking. A news paper, in con
Recent researches among the records nection with these religious societies, and in the Tower of London, and in the li- exclusively devoted to moral and religious brary of the faculty of advocates at Edin- purposes, has recently been successfully burgh, have discovered some of those an established in London, under the title cient documents of the history of Scot- of “ The Weekly Register." Jand, which were supposed to have been We learn that Mr. Fry has been fą. loft in consequence of the depredations of voured with numerous valuable communi, Edward I. and of Oliver Cromwell. It cations, for his proposed Pantographia, is not improbable but more may yet be which is intended to exhibit specimens of found. Even the lift of the titles of a upwards of fuur hundred different alpha, series of charters of the twelfth or thir- bets, and oral languages. Notwithltandteenth century, is now necessarily invalı- ing the terms of the subscription are alable, on account of the light which it is ready fixed, the author has determined to capable of throwing on the laws and man embrace every article wl ich may be reners of those times. A catalogue of such commended as ferviceable to the cause of titles of charters, the first fruit of the new literature, or gratifying to curiosity. We discoveries here announced, has been just are happy in being enabl. d to present our published under the auspices of Lord Fre- readers with a specimen or this unique and deric Campbell, by the learned William very promising work, selected from that Robertson, esq. keeper of the records in part of it which is intended to exhibit the the register-office at Edinburgh. early state of the Greek alphabet ;
АА ХАЛДУ ДРа НН
This alphabet (the deficient letters be- which, as appears by an excavation in ing supplied on the apthority of Chithuli) the top, and the enor of the inseription, is taken from the Sigean inscription, fupported a buft or statue of Phanodicus, fo called from the promontory and town whose name it bears; and was undoubtof Sigeum, near Troy, where it was edly erected before the time of Simonides, tound. It is engraved on a pillar of who flourished 500 years before Christ. beautifully white marlıle, nine feet high, The anti uity of it is evinced by its Lwo feet broad, and eight inches thick ; being read alternately from left to right,
1799.] Specimens of Mr. Fry's Pantographia.
149 and from right to left; as well as by the The authenticity and accuracy of the ftate of the Greek alphabet at that time: copies of the inscriptions relt on the most for we observe that Simonides had nut fatisfactory evidence : they were first then introduced the use of the H for the taken by a learned Greek, linder the Dilong E, nor the 2 for che long 0. Some rection of Dr. William Sherrard, the time after the pillar had been erected, British consul at Smyrna; then by the and molt probably long after thie town of Rev. Dr. Samuel Lille, Chaplain to the Sigeum had come under the power of the British Factory there, and fuccessor to Athenians, which happened about 590 Chihull; and again at Chishull's request years B. C. the first part of the inscrip- (when about to republish his account of tion was again engraven near the top of this celebrated infcription) by the Rev. the pillar, with the H and 12 ; which, in Barnard Mould, who lucceeded Dr. Lifle. the original, are fupplied by E and 0, The exact agreement between all these and where the H is used only as an aspi- copies evinces the accuracy of each of rate, as in modern languages.
This is the original inscription ; in indeed, that the public encouragement the reading of which we hhould observe will amply keep pace with the great exthat every second line is read from right ertions of the ingenious author. to left; which manner of writing was In a Voyage into the Belgic Countries, called Becleoondov, as imitating the turn published not long ago by the celebrated of the oxen at the end of each furrow. FORSTER, the author, speaks of the This union of the European and Eastern scarcity of wood of every kind and espe. manner of writing in the fame piece, was cially of that for fuel, with which Enrarely used after the time of Solon, who rope is threatened. He imputes the probably adopted it, to give his laws an growing evil to the great and almost sudair of antiquity: We cannot imitate den waste of this valuable necessary of the manner of writing, without types cast life, and goes so far as to fay, that unless on purpose, which appears to be unne immediately and effectually checked, it cellary, as the original is given. will stop the progress of civilization, and
From the accuracy and beauty of the frustrate the efforts of reason and philofo. specimens given above, we venture to phy in ameliorating the condition of manpresume that this performance will be kind in Europe. However well or illcompleated in a manner highly gratifying founded these apprehensions may be, they Lo the learned world. We earnestly, hope appear to have excited the attention of