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that whatever my two companions and voice, as follows :-" I am conscious myself know, has not been obtained from that your highness knows better than the lessons of our professor, but by myself what is proper for me, and I means of a foreigner, whom the other therefore abandon every thing entirely to Caders never as yet have seen.".

your discretion." “ A foreigner!" exclaims the prince, The prince smiled; and then com« and who is he?"

manding a tailor to fit him with the uni“ A Prussian student, with whom we form of a cadet, ordered him to appear luckily formed an acquaintance about in it on the following day. In the morn. six weeks ago, and who has ever since ing he accordingly waited on the prince, given us lessons daily. He appears to by whoin he was invited to dinner. be very learned, but he chiefly excels in When he arrived at the appointed hour, rendering every thing more intelligible the major-domo presented to him an to us than any of the most celebrated officer's uniform, which, he said, it would professors." The astonishment of the be necessary to put on before he could unaster-general of the ordnance was now be admitted to his master's table. After rather increased than diminished, and he some hesitation

Schræder complied, sent instantly for Schræder, whom he but entered the dining-room with great received in the most affable inanner, and diffidence. The prince however imafter a variety of questions, at length mediately called out, “ You are wel. spoke to him as follows:

come, lieutenant; your uniform be• But, pray sir, why does not a man so come you wonderfully well!” In the well informed as you appear to be, adopt course of the same evening he caused the military profession instead of the him to be presented with a considerable pen? with a little assistance, you might sum of money, under the notion of its attain high preferment."

being so much pay in advance for equip" It is precisely this little assistance, ment. At the end of a month he made as I have now the honor of informing him one of his own adjutants, two years. your highness, -that has hitherto been after he was nominated captain, and wanting, and is never likely to be ob- then became a major! All this time he tained ! In my own country none of appeared worthy of his prosperity, in my relations possess influence; and, in consequence of bis zeal, his knowledge, addition to this consideration, commis- and above all, his scrupulous probity. sions for officers appear to be reserved The Austrians themselves readily' adfor the nobility alone. At Vienna I am mitted, that he had not been promoted entirely a stranger, unknown and un beyond his' merits, patronized."

While the elder Schroeder was thus “ Yet here you may find friends— advancing in his profession, his brother trust henceforth to me--and if succeed- had entered on a career no less extraoring interviews shall correspond to the dinary. He repaired to Hungary, in present, and you but continue to acquire company with an Englishman, as bas ite knowledge necessary for tactics, I been before observed; but this person, will prefer you to a score of my own who possessed all the oddity of his counfoolish cousins or nephews! But, in the trymen, was of such a strange disposition, first place, will you confide in me?" that no one could live a month with him.

“Oh! this is a question that is easily Schræder himselt, notwithstanding bis answered all that I have ever heard of efforts to practise the virtue of patience, your highness redounds so much to your quitted his patron at the end of three glory, that one ought to deem himself weeks, after ten or twelve altercations. fortunate to obtain your good opi- At this critical period he found himself nion."

sixty or seventy miles beyond the fron“ Know then," replies the prince, tiers of the German empire, in a wild to that in my corps it is an invariable country, unhealthy in respect to strangers, rule, that every one, but more espe. where living was indeed chreap, but where cially every foreigner, shall enter as a it was yet extremely ditlicult to travel, private !" Schræder drew back with provided one was poor. To complete surprise; he was already on the point of his distress, he was dangerously ill, and making his bow and retiring, when the in this situation he spent about six weeks three artillerists secretly pressed him to in the cabin of a peasant. In fine, he ohey; and, accordingly, after reflecting a was obliged to sell his linen and his few seconds, he replied, with a trembling clothes to maintain himself; and at length


It was

returned with some difficulty to Pres- swear, and to pray, by turns, and bourg, by begging for alms!

finally concluded by sending for BroAfter liaving there in vain sought for threr Firmian, who arrived in

great some means of subsistence, finding that haste; and whether it was, that he his religion was the chief obstacle to all employed the most efficacious means, or his efforts, and being actually on the that the disease had reached its crisis, point of dying with famine, he yielded to or that faith in this case produced its the voice of despair, changed his faith, customary miracles, certain it is, that he and assumed the habit of one of the had scarcely entered the palace, when brethren of the order of charity. the pains began to dimimish, and the gout,

This timely step saved him; for hence- by little and little, to withdraw. In forth he could not only live, but he found short, the prince got up, was able tơ himself entirely at his ease, As the walk about his apartment, receive comfraternity to which he now belonged, was pany, and do business as usual. chiefly employed in the care of the sick, One morning, as Brother Firmian was. he took advantage of this opportunity to waiting in the anti-chamber to see the extend his knowledge of medicine. prince, an officer of artiliery made his Ile accordingly read, remarked, made appearance; and from the first moment observations; and, in the course of a few he discovered him to possess a most sinyears, acquired a degree of knowledge, gular and extraordinary remblance to that procured him celebrity.

his elder brother, from whom he had thus, that Brother Firmian, for so he been for so many years separated. But was called in the convent, distinguished this uniform, which announced a distinhimself above all his colleagues, and guished rank, still kept him in doubt; nothappy was the patient confided to his withstanding this, the more he looked, care!

the more he was struck with the resemAinong other principal estates, it so blance; and after he heard him address happened, that the Prince de Lichten a few words to the Prince's valet de stein possessed that of Feldsperg in Mo- Chambre, his conjectures were fully conravia, where he passed two or three firmed, especialiy after having taken the inonths every year. Having heard a latter aside, and learned his name. great deal about Brother Firmian, he de At length, becoming bold, he apsired he might be sent to him from Pres. proached him, asked hin if his naine was burg; and, being much delighted with not Schræder, and if he had not a brother his knowledge, his skill, and his conver- called Williain? The major on this hee sation, he called him in, whenever he came more attentive and condescending; was afflicted with any disease. The he demanded, with the air of a man confidence placed in this physician pro- greatly interested in the question, whether bably aided the success of the remedies he was alive, and if his informant could he prescribed ; for be saved his life during give any tidings of him? On being tolil two severe indispositions, for which he that he could, he approached still nearer, was richly rewarded, and thus became but without recognizing him; and, at enabled to serve his convent. But it length, on learning the particulars, he never once entered, either into his mind, exclaimed: ** Good Heaven ! is it you! or that of the Prince, that he was the and in this habit? O my brother! my brother of Schræder; and since his apos- brother!" tacy, a certain degree of shame pre Having said this, they rushed into vented him from keeping up any commu each other's arms, uttering cries of joy nication with his family. On one hand, he at the same time. The Prince de Lichten. had little or no intercourse with the stein, who was in his library, heard the court of the Prince while his Highness noise; and, enquiring of his domestics, resided at Vienna; and on the other, soon learned the particulars. On this, Major Schrøder, although he saw his pro- he summoned the monk and the officer tector daily in the capital, yet never fol- before him; commended their fraterlowed him to Feldspery, his presence nal affection; praised their respective being indispensable at the military school. merits; and concluded the scene, by as

But a severe fit of the gout having oc- suring them both of the continuance of curred during the winter, the Prince de his support and protection, as he feliLichtenstein, after trying all the physi- citated hiinself greatly at having two such cians of the Einperor in vain, began to 'valuable men attached to his person.







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A BENSBERG, account of the battle of 501 Astronomical anticipations 111, 220, 320,
Abraham, on the hospitality of 50

424, 533, 646
Aberdeen, ancient monument found at 554 Athanasius, anecdote of

Absolucion, on reading the

5.5 | Atmospheric air, on the changes of 476
Academy, lectures at the royal
179 Austria, political state of

497, 610
exhibition of the 482, 603 | Authors, traces of modern theories in an-
Acts of parliament, abstract of new 382, 493 cient

Addison, intended monument to the me Bahamas, hemp produced in the

399 Bankruptcies, monthly lists of 90, 193, 287,
Affairs, state of public 74, 183, 289, 388,

386, 508, 603
497, 610 Barclay, David, account of

African Institution, proceedings of the 377 Bark of trees, experiments on

Agricultural reports, moothly 110, 318, 423, in ague, on the administration of
645 the

societies, proceedings of 212, Barlow, Hugh, account of

308, 405, 406, 409, 517,521, 525, 629 Baronius, remarkable assertion of 161
Ague, remedy for the

Barrow, Dr. anecdote of

mode of administering bark in 327 | Bartholomew, Ciaccount of

Albion East Indiaman, burnt

Harwick, Rev. S. account of
Albuquerque, anecdote of

50 | Bastille, anecdotes of the

429, 540
Alburnum, conversion of bark into 58 Bath and West of England Society, pro-
Alfnew, Mr, account of
407 ceedings of the

Alkalies, on the decomposition of fixed 271, hospital, cautions published by the 487
366 Baths, discovery of Roman

Alnwick, improvement at
624 Becket, absurdity of Thomas à

Aloe, beneficial uses of the
282 Beddoes, Dr. memoirs of

America, on the naming of

49 | Bengal, narrative of a tour in 123, 257
state of commerce with
215 Berkshire canal, state of the

...., repeal of the orders in council, Berry, Lieut. account of

with regard to

528 Bibles, incorrectness in printing of 37
proclamation of the president of 641 Bible Society, donations to the

Ames's Typographical Antiquities, on Blind, fund for the relief of the

the new edition of

144, 225 Blondel's account of the reconquest of
Amsterdam, decayed state of
379 Normandy

Ancaster, memoir of the Duke of 196 | Boat, improvements in the life
Anchors, improved method of getting in 589 Boccacio, observations on

Ancients, on the costume of the 649 Bocor nock, Cornwall, improvements at 107
Anderson, Dr. J. memoir of

297 Bolton, account of the Duchess of 403
Animals, society for the abolition of Boniface VIII. anecdote of Pope

cruelty to
355 Books, analysis of curious

Lord Erskine's speech on cru Boothby, R. account of

elty to
556 Boracic acid, description of the

Antiquary, the

29 Boringdon, Lord, improvements on the
Antiquities discovered
105, 489 estate of

Apostles, account of royal

50 Botanical reports

217, 420, 530, 642
Archangel, state of the trade of
108 Bouhours, correction concerning

Archbold, Colonel, account of

212 Bourbon, account of the embassy of
Arches, on the tangents of three
60 Louis De

Architecture, origin of gothic
671 Boustead, T. account of

Argens, memoir of the Marquis D' 574 Brand, Rev. J. account of

Armorial bearings, on
14 Branthwayte, A. account of

Arms of the city of London, on the 51 Brazil, vaccination in

Arsenic, method of detecting

600 Brecknockshire, improvements in the
Arts, monthly retrospect of the Sne 61, 177, roads of
277, 384, 482, 603 Brest fiect destroyed

u..., on the state of the fine
322 Brevity, rule for judging of

proceedings of the society of 593 Brewers, report of the London
Asthma, on the treatment of

72 Brewery, account of Meux's

11, 70





Bridge floorings, patent for improved 172 Cockram, Henry, pedantry of

Brigliton, dreadful accidents at
631 Coffee, hi:tory of

Bristol, improvements at

106, 633
excellent substitute for

British Critic, animadversions on the 141

improved method of preparing 274
vindication of the 326

foreign mode of preparing 316
Institution, exhibition of the 63, 180, Columbus, remarkable assertion of 160

277, 381 | Combustion, instances of spontaneous
Brown, J. account of
31:3 | Comet, observations on the late

Dr. on the theory of

384 Commercial reports 108, 215, 315, 417, 528,
Brushes made from whale bone

Buffon, anecdote of
159 Composition, on musical

Bunting's Itinerarium, account of 585

, on literary

Buonaparte, character of

552 Compson, Rev. T. account of
, on the birth and genealogy of 140 Consumprion, on the prevalence of 226
Burgh, Dr. account of


.., on the prevention and cure
Burns, on the application of oil in 189 of

remedy for
-573 Contagion, observations on

Butler, on lines said to be written by 498 Copper glance, curious variety of 174
Butter, account of the Swedish turnip 436 Correspondence between France, Russia,
Cachectics, observations on
73 and England

Caius, Dr. account of a curious book by 29 Corunna, account of the battle of

Calculi, on the structure of 476, 592 Coster, account of the printing forms of
Caledonian Asylum, plan of the


Cambridge University intelligence 103, 209. Coiton imported from Africa

307, 414, 524 Covent Garden Theatre, ceremony of lay-
Campbell, Dr vindication of
12 ing the foundation stone of

Camphor, process of cleansing
283 Cow, anecdote of a

Cancer, extraordinary cure for
573 Cowley, Mrs. memoirs of

Canterbury, building of a new hospital at 525 ) Crantz, observation of

Cards preferred to chess

160 | Cretinism, observations on
Carew, his observations on criticism 268 Croft, Dr. account of

Carlisle, meteorological journal kept ‘at 9 Cryolite, account of a mineral so called 369

births, marriages, &c. at 97 Cummins, W. remarkable account of 512
Mr. account of the lectures of 179 Danube, account of the battle of the

Carriages, improvements in the construc Davis, J. account of

tion of

371) Davy's, Mr. discoveries, account of 176, 271,
Carrot, seed of the wild, a cure for the


observations on

Cartridge paper, patent for improved 63 | Decamerun, observations on the

Cassini, J. D. account of

159 | Debtors, released from confinement 570
Cavanilles, Abbe, memoir of

701 Derwent Water, account of the floating
Cattle, shews of prize
7, 399 island in

...., patent for slaughtering 275 Dibdin, Mr. on Ames's Typographical
Chalmers, Mr. G. queries to

336 Antiquities
Chalybeate spring discovered
135 Dickes, Mr. account of

Champagne, account of the vineyards, &c. Dillettanti Tourist, the 40, 145, 247, 459

ih. Diseases, monchly reports of 72, 182, 285,
Chaos, explanation of the word


383, 494, 607
Charles, Archduke, proclamation of 389 ..., popular remedies for 149, 573
Charles V. his correspondence with Fran Dividends announced 90, 194, 287, 387, 509,
cis I.

Charcoal, experiments on

481 | Dogs, account of a curious old treatise
Chatterton, vindication of


Children, on severity to
235 Drawing, on a school for

......, necessity of instructing poor 8 Drowned, on resuscitating persons appa-
Christ Church, Oxford, fire at
306 rently

Chromatometry, account of a lecture on 70 Dropsy, extraordinary cure of the 149
Chrysostom, strange observation of 160 Drugs, new machinery for pulverizing 275
Clackmannanshire, mineral strata af 599 Drury-lane Theatre burnt

Clapham, Mr. account of

525 Dudley, account of the mineral spring at 378
Cleavers, their efficacy in cance: 573 Duelling, un

Cleveland, Mr excellent character of 257 Duncan Rev. Dr. account of

Clifton, elegant building at

311 Dunmore, Earl of, account of the 462
Cloth trade in Yorkshire, state of the 406 | Dunmow, on the bacon of

Coal-gas, advantages of

273 Dunning, in Perthshire, earthquake at 174
Coates, S. account of
303 | Earthquake in Scotland

Cock, patent one for drawing liquor 370 East India College, examinations at the 69

East India

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East India sales, account of 315, 641 Floorings, patent for bridge

.... fleet, arrivals of the 108, 523 Fetus, description of a twin

East Indies, travels in the

123, 257 Folly, various terms used by the Greeks
Eccles, Mr. account of
638 to express

Eckmuhl, account of the battle of 501 Foreigners in distress, society for the re.
Edinburgh, meteorological register kept

liet of

239 Fossil horns, analysis of

Review, erroneous statement Foster, Mrs. character of

in the

259 Fothergill's, Dr. history of coffee 23
......, proceedings of the natural

Fox, the martyrologist, anecdote of 267
society at
69, 369, 570 ...., C. account of

Education of the poor, observations on the 8 France, gold mines in

...., query on Lancaster's plan of

political state of

497, 610
Edward II. anecdote concerning

51 French bulletins, on the

340, 552
Edwards, the Rev. J. account of 201 | Francis I. challenges Charles V,

Elastic for micromeiers, a new
600 Funds, influence of trade on the

Electrical observations
235 Future state, evidences of a

Electricity, on Professor Davy's new Galvanic combinations, on the number of 176
theory of

335 Galvanism, its use in recovering persons
on the knowledge of the
apparently drowned

Greeks in
538 Gardner, Lord, account of

Elephant, discovery of the bone of an 488 Gaudentio di Lucca, author of

Elocution, query relative to writers on 429 Genesis and Ovid, coincidences in 243
Elvidge, Mr. account of
196 | Genius, on musical

Embassy of Louis de Bourbon, particulars Geological theories, on modern

of the
221 Georgia, history of

England, on the wealth
122 Germans, on the ancient

Enquirer, the
322 Gibbon, Mr. original letters of

Epidemics, observations on

654 Gilman, Rev. J. D. account of
Epigrams without point

267 | Glass, account of a ponderous flint 601
Erasmus, epitaph upon
ib. Gold mines in France

Erskine, Lord, speech of
556 Goldie, J. account of

Escott, in Devonshire, fire at

107 Gothic architecture, on the origin of 671
Eustathius, electrical observations in 235 Gough, Mr. memoir of

Evans, Isaac, account of
416 Graham, anecdote of

Exchange, course of 109, 215, 316, 418, Grant, Mr. qn the British Critic 141

530, 642
......., reply to

Falconer, Dr. account of

410 Grass, valuable qualities of the fiorin 378
Falkland, Lord, killed in a duel
294 Gravel, cure for the

Falmouth, Lord, improvement of the Gravitation, on the theory of

estate of

107 Great Britain, political state of 80, 188, 292,
Farrer, J. account of


397, 504, 620
Fathers, attack on the

360 Greece. on the early lyric poets of 448
Faulknor, admiral, account of
212 | Greek Lexicon, account of a

Fence, on an invisible

iambics, on

Fevers, prevalence of


Fibres for micrometers, improvement in 599 Grellier, J. J. account of

Fife, memoir of the Earl of

263 Grenville, Lord, improvement of the
Finch, Miss, account of
305 estate of

Fiorin grass, valuable qualities of 378 Grimston, Lord, account of

Fire, on accidents by

43 | Guildford Agricultural Society, proceed-
at St. James's Palace
92 ings of the

.... at Hutton, Bushel Hall, Yorkshire 98 Gunpowder, composition to supersede 379
.... at Escott, Devon
107 Hamill, Major, account of

at Drury-lane

195 Harvey, S. account of
.... at Oxford

306 Hastings, account of the battle of 329
at Jerusalem
489 | Haywood, Eliz. account of

at Billingsgate
510 Heart, on diseases of the

at Losemore, Worcestershire 523 Hemp, new machine for dressing

.... at Limehouse
621 | Henkin, Mrs. Character of

in St. Martin's-lane
ib. | Henry the Second, memory of

....at Shadwell

the Sixth, embassy to

•!• at Laycock, Surry
630 Herbert, Captain, drowned

Fishes, on the impregnation of the ova of 439 Hereford, new market at .

Flints, facts relative to the formation of 250

towing bank at

Flints, observations on
425 Herries, Rev. John, enquiry concerning. 429



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