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guilty of it. The miser shuts his heart against as they are at present used, however ingeniously that feeling, which in general opens every heart, contrived or often employed, are insufficient for namely-compassion. The miser loves no one! the purposes of effectual cleansing, is obvious but himself; he even often torments bimself to from this circumstance, that the teeth and gums increase the treasures, on the possession of which are still left in a diseased state. Tooth-powders, he douts with the greatest fondpess. Such a dis- || being generally composed of insoluble substanposition is hateful both to God and man. What || ces and acid ingredients, are evidently hurtful, is more natural thap sympathy ? and where is
both by their mechanical and chemical agency. there a more pleasant road to promote our own
“ The brusbes and powders are generally aphappiness, than in promoting that of others ?
plied to the outside only of the teeth; and to Of this feeliog, however, the miser is wholly
shew the injury of these applications, we shall ignorant. He is selfish, hard-hearted, and mis make some observations on their composition trusttul. These qualities repel every man from
and nature. The sulpburic acid, or oil of vitriol, bi.”
from its peculiar and well known property, of giving a beautiful white appearance to the teeth,
forms a principal ingredient in all those ruinous A Practical Guide to the Management of the compositions sold under the title of tooth-pow. Teeth. By L. S. Parmly.
ders, tinctures, or pastes. In tinctures and lo
tions, it is combined with some spiritons or The finest index to a beautiful person is
watery infusion, of an aromatic pature, variously a good set of teeth ; the greatest and most
coloured and scented, according to the taste of important auxiliary to beauty, indicating the composer. In the paste it is united with purity of breath, while good teeth aid some gritty powder, to which a light vegetable powerfully the form of a lovely face. The matter is added, when the whole is made of a care of them is of the highest moment,
proper consistence with honey or other glutinous both as comforts and agremens.
substance. The powders, also, not admitting
the acid in its natural form, have corrosive salts The former part of this work is particu.
substituted, such as cream of tartar, alum, &c. larly useful to dentists, and highly deserv- united with powder, which often consists of ing of their study; we shall merely give brick-dust, blended with some other ingredient, the following extracts from that part which
to colour and conceal it. But, besides these treats of the individual care requisite to be
compositions, which are expressly sold for the
purpose, many are in the habit of using sub. observed by every one of their teeth.
stances at their own option for cleaning the teeth, MANAGEMENT OF THE TBвтн.
without having recourse to these advertised spe« The first and most important object, is cifics. Of this kind soot is one; to which I see cleanliness of the mouth, which is the only pre- no other objection that that it is a dirty, dis. ventive of disease. Of the various causes of agreeable, and indelicate substance. Its use diseases of the teeth and alveolar processes, we has, perhaps, ariseu from the observation, that have found that the greater part as enumerated chimney sweepers have white teeth. This is by writers, are merely theoretical, and are built generally more in appearance than in reality : on no solid facts. The only true cause of all the when examined, it is found to be occasioned by diseases to which they are liable, is the contact the contrast of the face with the natural colour of the accumulation, aud the action of that mat of the teeth. Another substance in much greater ter pon them, which form the relics of our use of late years, for the purpose of cleaning food and beverage, and which operate by 110
teeth, is charcoal pulverized; but highly as it is dergoing the putrefactive process, as a deleteri. celebrated for its autisceptic qualities, it is very ous poisou, or corroding agent to their structure. in proper as a dentifrice; for, however fine may
“Where the teeth are kept clean and free' be the powder to which it is reduced, every chefrom such matter, no disease will ever arise. |inist kilows that the substance continues perfectly Their siructure will equally stand against the l' insoluble. The finer indeed it is pulverized, the summer's heat and winter's cold ; against the easier is the admission it finds between the teeth changes of climate, the variations of diet, and! and guns, where its insinuation, like every other even the diseases to which the other parts of the extrageous matter, is a perpetual source of irri. system may be constitutionally subject.
| tatiou and disease; and its constant friction may “This being the case, ibe means of preven. I injure the bealth and beauty of the yuins; its tion are clear and simple ; namely, to avoid the li effect also, as a purifier of the breath, is very accumulation of matter which injures ebeir sub- Il transieut. Dentifrices similar to charcoal are stance; and it is in the mude of cleaning them, i tormeci by the burning of bread, leather, betel that the whole secret of avoiding diseases con- nut, peruvian bark, &c.; in their effects, bow. sists.
ever, they all differ little from common churcoal: " the means commonly resorted to are the gunpowder and iron rust is another composition use i the brusli, joined with the friction of tooth-! in use, but it uwes its quality entirely to tbe powder; but, that both brushes and dentifrices is charcoal, as the pitre it contains is in too small
a quantity to be of any use. Prepared alum is, WONDERFUL DISCOVERY. another substance used for the same purpose ; M. DEMOURS, the highly and justly celebut, being a combination of sulphuric acid and
| brated French occulist, has made a most clay, when it comes in contact with the teeth, it undergoes a decomposition, and they are con- | admirable and truly miraculous discovery: sequently exposed to the action of the acid. The he has found a method, through an operasame injury arises from the rise of cream of tar- tion by no means painful, to create an artitar, which, though it whitens the teeth, acts \ficial pupil in the eye of a blind person, powerfully on the enamel.”
and which will restore the sight when the PERNICIOUS EFFECTS OF TOOTH-PICKS. optic nerve is not paralyzed or destroyed. “ It is a common practice with most people l A person under his care had the pupils after meals to make use of a tooth-pick, to re- of his eyes quite sunk in; and who, after move whatever may be lodged between the teeth. undergoing this operation read perfectly This practice, however, is highly to be repro I well. bated : the constant use of a tooth-pick cannot fail to make improper openings between the teeth; and when once that part of the gum
THE ÆDEPHONE. which forms the arch is removed from their in
A musical instruinent, called the Ædeterstices, a small hollow is made for the recep
phone, has been anuounced, possessing tion of accumulating matter, which, if neglected
advantages which no other instrument has to be removed, will, from its immediate action on the bone, rapidly excavate a tooth, and pro
yet attained. It is played by finger keys, duce early pain, that would never have existed and every tone is capable of indefinite conbat for the use of so improper an instrument.” tinuity. The swell is said to be very supeINTERESTING ACCOUNT OF THE CARE THE
rior, and the instrument is so constructed BRAMINS TAKB OF THEIR TEETH.
as never to be out of tune. « In the East Indies, particularly in Hindoslan, the care of the teeth among the Bramins is
SINGULAR INSTANCE OF EXTRAOR. made a part of their religious rites. As soon as
DINARY MEMORY. they rise in the morning their teeth are rubbed for an hour with a twig of the fig-tree. During
Lyon, a strolling player in the last cen. this operation their prayers are fervently ad. || tury, once wagered a crown bowl of punch dressed to the sun, invoking the blessing of with another actor, that he would repeat heaven on themselves and families. This prac-ll the contents of a daily Advertiser from betice, it is presumed, is coeval with their religion
ginning to end. The player only regarded and government; and certainly nothing can shew their high regard for cleanliness, and par. ||
this as an empty boast, but as Lyon was ticularly for the purity and beauty of the month,
positive he laid the wager with him. Next than by making it both a law and religious
morning at rehearsal, he put Lyon in mind duty.”
of it, rallying him, at the same time, on IMPORTANCE OP ATTENDING TO THE TEETH
his bragging about his memory, and really OF CHILDREN.
imagined that he had been drunk at the « In every family it should be a rule to have
| time he made the bet. Lyon took the the teeth of children frequently inspected by a Il paper from his pocket, requested him to dentist; but there is an unfortunate prejudice | look at it, and judge himself whether he entertained by parents, that his operations tend had not won the wager. And in spite of to injare the teeth. On this account the proper the variety of advertisements, and the ge. time is often neglected, which occasions defor.
neral chaos which makes up a newspaper, mity and disfiguration of the countenance for life.
he repeated it without fault, or even hesi. lo many public seminaries this practice has been laudably followed. It will always prevent much
tation, from beginning to end. future pain and regret; and children, when they attain the age of reason and reflection, will be more grateful for this attention than for those
KALEIDOSCOPE. accomplishments or indulgences which have no The Kaleidoscope is a polygonal instruconnexion with health and comfort. The first
ment in catoptrics, possessing the powers traces of disease in the teeth are always unknown to the patient. Caries, in particular, is so insi
of the polemoscope and polyscope, and may dious in its attack, that its existence often re
justly be called a polygonelscope. The quires the most minute inspection of the dentist's || best way of viewing shadows with this eye to detect.”
ll instrument is with a magnifier, the focus of
which must be suited to the length of the || Mr. Pitt, was in many respects a stranger to the tube of the Kaleidoscope.
court and to the world. In 1806, he seemed The beauty and number of shadows dis
regaining some degree of credit at Vienna, but
he was sent away by order of the French governplayed in the field of view in this glass,
ment, He lived long enough to see Europe depend very much upon the correctness
return to that political system which he had of the mirrors, choice of colours, and num marked out. M. de Thugot was not a man of ber of angles. The base line of the angle high birth, having risen solely by his individual which is made by the mirrors, must be
merit. He has left a considerable forti ne: he truly found, or the shadows will not be
married late in life, and has left no children. A
few hours before his death be fell out of his bed, proportionally formed.
into which he would not suffer himself to be re
placed; be died on a simple mattrass which was BIRTHS.
placed under him on the floor. At Leeds, Mrs. J. C. Blake, R. N. of a daugh
| Lately, in the town of Gannat, the place of his ter. The lady of J. C. Mitchell, of Queen-square, la private soldier he attained to the rank of Lieu
birth, General Sauret, aged seventy-three ; from Bloomsbury, of a daughter.
tenant-General, At the time of the French reMARRIED.
volution he was a Lieutenant of Grenadiers in In the parish church of Speldborst, near Tun the regiment of Campagne, and Knight of the bridge, Kent, Lord Cochrane, to Miss Catherine order of Saint Louis. He had served under the Corbett Barnes, late of Bryanstone-street, a orders of the Marecbale de Perignon, in the army young lady of small fortune but good family. ll of the Pyrennees, in the first war against Spain,
By special license, Lord James Stuart, brother || where he distinguished himself, not less by his to the Marquis of Bute, to Miss Tighe, only military talents than by his humanity, which he daughter of the late W. Tighe, Esq. of Wood manifested in saving the lives of a number of stock, Hants.
prisoners whom a cruel and atrocious law had The Right Hon. Lord George Lenox, to Louisa sentenced to death. He was sixty years in the Frederica, daughter of the Hon. John Rodney, service. When he was informed of the death of and grandanghter of the Earl and Countess of || the Prince de Conde, he seemed struck with Aldborough.
death himself; and recalled the period with DIED.
much emotion when he had the honour of serving At Cobbam Park, Surrey, in the 67th year of under him. He lived but a short time after rehis age, Harvey Christian Combe, Esq. many! ceiving the intelligence of the Prince's death. years one of the Members of the city of London. || At Paris, aged three months, the infant daugh
From sudden illness, at Leamjogton-Spa, Sir ter and only child of Lord William Russell, son Thomas Bernard, Bart. D. C. L. well known for to the Duke of Bedford. his zealous labours and writings in behalf of pub- 1 Mr. Richard Beatniffe, bookseller, Norwich. lic charities and other useful institutions.
He was a large purchaser of second-hand li. At Chicksands Priory, Bedfordshire, in the libraries, and his catalogue was well stored with 77th year of his age, Sir George Osborn, Bart. good books. He was peculiarly blunt in his a General in the army, and Colonel of the 40th manners to his customers, and many anecdotes regiment of foot.
of bis singularity in this respect are related. A At Vienna, in his eighty-fourth sear, the Scotch nobleman once called to purchase a Bible: Baron de Thugut. He commenced his diplo the bookseller took one down, and named the matic career under the celebrated Prince Kaunitz. Il price.-" 0, mon !" quoth his Lordship, "T In 1789 he was appointed minister from Austria i could buy it for much less in Edinburgh." to Warsaw; in 1794 he was made chancellor of " Then, my Lord,” replied Mr. Beatniffe, rethe court and state ; and under this title he was I placing the volume on the shelf, and abruptly the director of the cabinet of Vienna, although I quitting his Lordship, “ go to Edinburgh for he was not proclaimed prime minister till 1796. | it.”-But, notwithstanding these eccentricities, After the peace of Luneville be retired from l he is well spoken of by those who best knew him. public service, and resided at Presbourg, in He was the author of the entertaining little work Hungary. The sludy of the Oriental languages I called The Norfolk Tour, which he lived long occupied all bis leisure hours; and he caused to enough to see go through six editions. be brougtit to bim the Oriental MS. belonging
At Spring-grove, Richmond, Surrey, in the to the Imperial library, receiving visits continue 173d year of his age, Sir C. Price, Bart. Alderally from those learned men who were employed man of the Ward of Farringdon Without, and in the same researches. This statesman, who for many years one of the Representatives in Parmight be cited as the most able, perhaps, after I liament for the city of London.
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