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1814.] Intelligence in Literature and the Arts and Sciences. 243 of their physiognomical system, founded The Rev. W. BUTCHER, of Ropsley, on an anatomical and physiological has nearly ready for publication, a volume examination of the brain, as indicative of Discourses on the leading Doctrines of the faculties of the mind.

of Christianity, calculated for family Mr. Thomas CAMPBELL, the cele- reading. brated author of the Pleasures of Hope, Speedily will be published, a Treatise has in the press, Critical Remarks and on the Abuses of the Laws, principally Biographical Notices of the British tending to shew that the arrest on mesne Poets, with occasional selections from process is not less oppressive to the their works, in 4 volumes, 8vo.

plaintiff' than to the defendant, and the Sir John MALCOLM is engaged non necessity of establishing some court in the History (f Persia from the earliest which a tradesman can recover a small ages to 1810; with an account of the debt. present state of that empire, and Re- The Rev. Mr. POLEHAMPTON'S " Gal. marks on the Religion, Government, lery of Nature and Art, or a 'Tour Sciences, Manners, and Usages, of its through Creation and Science,” in six ancient and modern Inhabitants. It volumes, with a great number of plates, will form two 410 volumes, and be illus- is just completed. trated with 20 engravings. The author Dr. Jamieson, well known for his bas been upon three missions to Persia, Scottish Etymological Dictionary, and and had the chief conduct of the inter- various other works, is preparing a new course between that nation and the edition in two volumes, 4to. of the Life British government in India for thirteen of King Robert Bruce, by John Barbour, years; during the whole of which period Archdeacon of Aberdeen; and of the his attention has been directed to the Acts and Deeds of William Wallace, by object of rendering this work complete Henry the Minstrel, commonly called in all its parts.

Blind Harry, with Biographical Sketches, Picturesque Representations of the and a Glossary. Dress and Manners of Russia, Austria, Mr. I. NATHAN has announced by China, England, and Turkey, illustrated subscription, a selection of Hebrew Meby 274 coloured engravings, with de- lodies, i welve of which are arranged as scriptions, are in the press, and will form songs, and others harmonized for two or hve royal 8vo. volumes.

more voices. Each melody will have The Rev. W. SHEPHERD bas nearly notes descriptive of the days on which ready for publication, Paris in 1802 and they are sung; and, in addition to the 1814, in one volume, 8vo.

poetry that will be expressly written for The fifth volume of Medico-Chirurgi. this work by an approved modern aucal Transactions, by the Medical and thor, the ancient Hebrew characters, Chirurgical Society of London, will with the English translation, will be speedily appear.

given. Some of the melodies are upMr. J. H. LEIGH Hunt has in the wards of two thousand years old, supe press the Descent of Liberty, a mask in posed to have been sung by the Heallusion to the close of the war.

brews before the destruction of the temMr. J. MITCHELL, Teacher of Short ple of Jerusalem, and are still sung at Hand, will shortly publish a Treatise on the synagogue on particular days. The Short Hand, exhibiting the newest iin- whole are selected and arranged, as provements in the art, upon an entirely songs, duets, glees, &c. with symphonies Rew plan, founded on practical experi- and accompaniments for the piano-forte, ence, from its simplicity and facility of Speedily will be published, Post Roads acquirement, peculiarly calculated for in France, with the various routes to persons who study by themselves. Illus- the principal Cities in Europe, being a trated with plates.

· translation of the Etat des Postes, pube Dr. Trotter, of Newcastle, is pre- lished by order of Louis XVIII. paring for the press, Reflections upon Dr. NOTT, late fellow of All Souls, the Diseases of tbe Poor for the last ten Oxford, is preparing for the press, the Jears, being a summary of the Cases of entire Works of Henry Howard, Earl of upwards of three thousand patients, who Surrey, and Sir Thomas Wyatt, the elder; have received his gratuitous advice. in two quarto volumes, with notes criti

Ar. Joun GREIO will soon publish in cal and explanatory, biographical me1o. a brief Survey of the Holy Island, moirs and portraits. the Pern Islands, and the adjacent Coast A correspondent of the New Monthly * Northumberland, illustrated by en Magazine is preparing for the press A

Treatise on the Doctrine of the Trinity

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Foreign Intelligence-France. upon principles purely philosophical, ap- yard of the Excise Office, Edinburgh, in plicable to Theology and Universal Sci. the presence of several gentleinen, who ence, with Remarks upon the ancient appeared highly gratified, and seemed to prevalence of this doctrine in the East. think that the plan would be highly ad:

Mr. Britton has completed his Ar- vantageous to the nautical profession, as chitectural Antiquities of Great Britain it makes a ship sail almost as fast again with the fortieth number. The whole as the present method. work now embraces a comprehensive il

FRANCE. lustration of the anci, nt architecture of The Class of the Physical and MatheEngland, and consists of 278 engravings matical Sciences of the Institute of of Pians, Vierg, Sations, and Descrip. Frauce proposed, as the subject of a tions, of virois Churches, Castles, prize to be decreed at its public sitling Chapels, and cia víansions. He has in 1814," the Distribution of Electricity also publishe.insembers of the Cathe- on the Surface of Conducting Bodies." dral Antiquities of England; of which As no memoir which fully came up to its the fi.st five dibers will be dorpied to view's was received, it has withdrawn the the history and illustration of Salisbury subject, and substituted another, which Cathedral, and will consist of 30 en- allows greator latitude to candidates. gravings, with an ample history and de. This prize will be given to the author of scription of tha: grand editice. Draw- the best work or memoir, printed or ma. : ings and preparations are making of Nor- nuscript, on the application of the mathe wich Cathedral to succeed that of Salis- matical analysis to a physical question, bury; also or Peterborough, Wells, Ox- or to the best experiments in general ford, York, Cauterbury, &c.

physics communicated previously to the Dr. PRATTENDEN has made consider- ist of October, 1815, and which were able collections for a flistory of Worces- not known before the 1st of October, tershire, and Mr. BLAKEWAY for Shrop- 1813. shire, but they have not yet determined The 80th livraison of the Encyclopedie whether they shall submit to the public Methodique, consisting of the 5th volume the result of their researches.

of the 2nd part of the Dictionary of Agri In the course of the present year will culture, and the 3rd volume of the second be published, in one volume, 8vo. Ano part of the Supplement to the Dictionary cient Scottish Poems, selected from a of Botany, has just made its appearance, voluininous miscellany, compiled by Of this gigantic work, the joint produc George Bannatyne, in 1568, and edited tion of the most eminent geniuses in the by the celebrated Lord Hailes. At the various departments of science in France, head of this collection standis the name 128 volumes, containing 5121 platesy: of William Dunbar, one of the greatest had previously been published: and sig geniuses that Scotland has produced, volunes, with 904 plates, yet remain 10 whose brilliancy of colouring, minuteness be printed. of description, and knowledge of life and A deputation of the Committee of the of human nature, is little inferior to Egyptian Monuments, composed of M. Chaucer. To the Poems of Dunbar Beribollet, president, and Messrs. succeed several by Robert lieprysone, of Monge, Costaz, Desgenettes, Girard, which the Pastoral Ballad of Robene and Delile, Devilliers, Jollois, and Jomard, Makyne is the most interesting. Several has presented to the secretary of stata Poems follow by Stewart, Patrick John- for the interior an account of the pro: stone, Kennedy, and others, and the gress of the grand work relative to Egypt ballads of Alexander Scott. This reprint They submitred at the same time to la will be liinited to 200 copies.

inspection 300 plates for the third livrar Mr. BAIN, officer of excise, Edin- son of the work. There are but about burgh, has invented a new and effectual 30 more to engrave, in order to com mode for the better conducting a ship. plete the whole collection, which, with It will serve either for a calm or tempes- ihe geographical atlas, will form 10 v tuous sea, the ship sailing by means of a lumes with 900 plates. Half of the text construction somewhat similar to block consisting of 3000 pages, is published. machinery, the springs of which act with The rest is partly printed. His Excel great velocity upon two slender pieces lency directed M. Jomard, who superio of wood on each side, and in this man- tends the preparation of the work to prum ner they impel the ship forward like oars, ceed with activity, so that the undertak with irresistible speed. As a specimen, ing may be brought to a conclusion à model of a small ship, put into a tub within two years from the present time. of water, was lately exhibited at the . The Philomathic Society of Paris tiate

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ing appointed a committee to report on instruments; and in the cabinet of coins the new operations and instruments in- 4,336 different gold, silver, and copper vented by Sir William Adams for the coins, &c. The number of pupils in all cure of various diseases of the eye, Drs. the gymnasiums and schools subordinate Magendie and Blainville undertook that to the university, between the middle of office. Their report is highly honourable 1812 and the present time, is 5918. to the talents of that distinguished ocu- The total number of journals and list, who bas, in consequence, been una- newspapers at present published in Rusnimously elected a corresponding mem- sia, is 33. These are,-1. In St. Peters. ber of the society.

burg: 1. The St. Petersburg, nr as it is HUNGARY

called abroad, the Court Gazette, pubDr. DANIEL ERTSE), Professor of Po- lished by the Academy of Sciences. 2. htics and Statistics at the Protestant Col- The same in German. 3. The Journal lege of Debreczin, has published, in the relative to the Progress of Science umong Hangarian language, the first volume of the People, published ever since 1803 his Manual of Philosophy, containing the by the Supreme School Directory, in the Empirical Psychology. The author de- Russian language. 4. The Technological cares against Kant

Journal, published in quarto numbers by Professor PASQU'ICH, of the observatory the Academy of Sciences since 1804. of Pest, has announced by subscription 5. The Northern Post, or the New St,

popular System of Arithmetic, the Petersburg Gazette, in Russ.an, pube produce of which he means to appro- lished by the Ministry of the Interior, priate to the observatory. This is quite 6. The Gazette of the Senate of St. Pe a new erection, and is situated on the tersburg. 7. The same in German. 8. Blocksberg. It consists of an observa. The General Journal of Medicine, pubtory 45 feet long, 25 broad, and 15 high; lished by the Medico-chirurgical Aca: and two towers, 16 feet in diameter, for demy, in Russian, in monthly numbers. a large equatorial telescope and mural 9. The Son of the Country (Syn Oteto circle, besides apartments for the astrono- schestwa,) an historical, political, and mer, for the library, and for an attendant, literary journal, published in the Russian The roof is wholly covered with copper, language since Oct. 1812, under the and the roofs of the towers may be highest patronage, by M von Gretsch, moved by a particular mechanical contri- secretary to the Committee of Censor: Fance. The observatory is elevated ship, and head-master of the Gym!!a. 10 fathoms above the medium height of sium of St. Petersburg. It appears in the Danube, and has as open a horizon weekly numbers, on Thursdavs, and two as could possibly be desired. The pro- supplements, containing the latest polia &pect from it is inexpressibly beautiful. tical intelligence, are publis.ed on the RUSSIA.

post days. The editor pays out of the On the 10th July, 0. S. the university profits of this journal 3,000 rublts per of Moscow celebrated the brilliant epoch annum towards the support of those which has restored peace to Europe. orphans, whose fathers fell during the The secretary of the council read a brief cainpaigns of 1812 avd 1813, in the historical report of the university from Gymnasium of St. Petershurg. 10. The July, 1812, to July 8, 1814. Having first Patriot, an historico-political newspaper, mentioned the mischief sustained by this published since Nov. 1812, in German, Histitution from the enemy, who not by Schröder, the bookseller. 11. Le only destroyed the buildings belonging Conservuteur impartial, a political pato it, but did not even spare its literary per, in French published since Jan, 1813 treasures; he related that the collec- by the ministry for foreign affairs, ap. tina of natural curiosities, one of the pears in half and whole sheets twice a Dost copious in Europe, and the library, week. 12 and 13. The Russian Invalid, which contained upwards of 20,000 vo- in Russian and German, a political pa, Jomes, were completely anvibilated, to- per, published since Feb. 1813, by Che, zether with the rare collection of philo- valier Pomian Pesarovius, collegiate sophical, astronomical, chemical, and counsellor, and member of the College clururgical instruments. The university of Justice. The profi's of this paper are library already possesses again upwards appropriated to the support of invalid of 5,000 volumes, and likewise a valua- soldiers and poor soldiers' widows. ble collection of subjects in natural his. Though tlie receipts in 1812 exceeded tory, comprising above 6,000 articles; 30,000 rubles, yet, after the deduction so that the foundation for a new museum of printing and other expenses, no more 13 laide In the physical cabinet are 141 than 799 rubles remained for the invaForeign Intelligence, Russia, East Indies. (Oct. 1, hds: but this snm was so augmented by 28. The Spectator, by Dr. Merkel. voluntary contributions, that the editor VII. At Dorpat: 29. The Dorpat Gahas placed 150,000 rubles at interest in zette, VIII. At Mittau: 30. The Mitthe bank, and allong pensions to up- tau Intelligencer. S1. General German wards of 1,000 invalids and soldiers' Guzette for Russia.--IX. At Perpau : widows. Every true patriot wishes the 32. Pernau Intelligencer, weekly. The best success to this benevolent under- last ten publications are all in German.) taking. The contents of this journal. X. At Abo: 33. The Abo General Gahowever, are little more than a copy of zette, in Swedish. Among the periodical the Berlin papers, sometimes with re- publications must also be classed 33. marks by the editor. The original is in Alorgenstern's Contributions for the German. The Russian translat on, which Friends of Philosophy, Literature, and last year was very badly executed, is Art, which appears balt-yearly at Dorpat. now tolerable.-11. At Moscow: 14. The The chancellor of the empire, Count Moscow Gazette, published by the uni- Rumanzoff, has given 55,000 rubles to versity of Moscow, in Russian. 15. the Board for the Promotion of Science, The Statistical, Geographical, and His to be expended in the publication of the torical Journal las appeared in Russian, most important manuscripts relative to in monthly numbers, upwards of twenty the history of Russia. The work will, years. 16. The European Herald (West is said, be immediately commenced. nik Jewropy,) a journal, begun by Ka

The years 1812 and 1813 have dereramsin in 1802, appears twice a month. loped the resources of Russia in various in numbers of five sheets each, in the respects, and, amony the rest, in literaRussian language. It embraces litera. ture. Among the clergy

ture. Among the clergy have arisen ture, the arts, history, and politics. Since preachers who would have conferred hom the commencement of the present year nour upon any country in Europe ; of it has been conducted by Wladimir Is. these we may particularly mention, Avmailow, and become very dull and insi. gustin, Bishop of Moscow; Eugene, Bipid. From 1805 to 1813 it was edited, shop of Kaluga ; Philaretus, Archiman with a short interruption, by Professor drite and Rector of the Ecclesiastical Katschenowski, who has been compelled. Academy at St. Petersburg. In the by a severe and protracted illness, tó journal entitled The Son of the Country, resign the management, by which the (No. 8, 1813,) is inserted an excellem work has sustained a great loss. 17. The sermon, preached on the 14th Oct. 1812 Friend of Youth and of crery Ane. in the town of Wiatka, by a Protopope, (Drug junoschestwa i wsiakich liet Tas (Propositus,) Hemilian Leontieft, who appeared several years, in thick monthly there predicts with astonishing penetra numbers, in Russian. The conductor is tion and eloquence the issue of the then Chevalier Newzorow, collegiate counsels campaign, from®the character of the two lor. 18. The Russian Herald, (Ruskoi belligerent nations. Westnik,) published since 1808 by Major

EAST INDIES. and Chevalier Sergei Glinka, in monthly · The discourse of the Earl of Minto, late numbers. 19. The New and Complete governor-general of India, on occasion

Farmer, a wretched compilation, in of distriburing the premiums to the studio monthly numbers, commencing with 1814. dents of the College of Fort William, III. At Kasan : 20. Kusan Intelligencer, (Sept. 22, 1819,) affores information published in Russian by the university, that marks the progress of literature and IV. At Astrachan : 21. Oriental Intelli- literary studies, in a very satisfactory gencer, published in Russian by Weiss manner. kopt, a Gerinai).-V.At Wilna : 22. The His lordship, alluding to the institution Liihuanian Courier, (Kurier Litewski,) of the East India College at Hertford, in Polish. - VI. At Riga: 23. The Riga among other things, observes, it results Gazette. 24. The Riga Advertiser. 25. froin the report of the professors, that an The Riga Town News. 26. Domestic introduction is afforded in England to News. 27. Livonian School News, con four of the languages taught at the colducted by Albanus, director of the school, lege at Calcutta--Persian, Hindoostanee, • On the invasion of the French, all the

Bengalce, and Sanscrit. The principal newspapers and journals at Moscow were

attention appears to have been given to suspended, but they were resumed immedi

Persian : of eighteen students comprised ately after the deliverance of the city. To

in the report, fifteen basing attended the the honour of their conductors, they subse Persian class at Hertford. The Beos quently supplied their readers with all the galee language appears also to be up deficient numbers,

object of attention, fourtees out of

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247 eighteen having applied themselves to Dr. Hanter's Hindoostanee and English that study. The Sanscrit can scarcely Dictionary. be deemed a living congue, and so re- Mr. Colebrook has lately presented cently as our own generation, was yet the College with a Vocabulary of the an impenetrable mystery. The clue, Punjabee Language. . however, once seized by Mr. Hastings, Captain Lockett is preparing a list of who must be esteemed the discoverer of books purchased on his late Tour to Sanscrit philology to Europe, bas passed Arabia; and a faithful and detailed into the diligent and enterprising hands memoir of that tour, deeply interesting of successive adventurers : the path is to the antiquary, the historian, and the more and more beaten; fresh and suc- scholar, is anxiously looked for by the cessful inroads are made, not on the public, from the authentic and learned language alone, but on the treasures of pen of Capt. Lockelt himself. science, philosophy, and literature, which T he MS. of Mr. Wilson's Sanscrit and it lately locked up from the world, but English Dictionary is in great forwardto which the doors are now thrown open. ness, and some progress bas been made The access is still somewhat dark and in printing it: two years more will, howarduous, but through the day that alrea- ever, be required for the completion of dy begins to dawn, the prize is attainable the work. to such whose ardour and constancy de-. --The-same author has presented to the serve to win it. The number of those public the valuable gift of a translation who prosecute the history of Sanscrit at in verse, of the Sanscrit poem, entitled the College of Fort William is small, five the Megha Duta, (for a notice of which, or six only. The preparatory studies at see our last Number, p. 156.) Hertford College do not produce any T he Bengalee and Sanscrit Professor, considerable or competent proficiency Dr. Carey, has just finished the printing in the eastern languages; the elemen- of a Grammar of the Punjabee Lantary knowledge acquired there, sensibly guage; and has now in the press Grannoperates, however, in accelerating the mars of the Telinga and Carnatic Lanprogress of those studies, and abridging guages. He is also writing Grammars the period necessary for a full qualifica- of the Kashmeera, the Pushto, Ballochee, tion at the College of Fort William ; but and Orissa Languages. In addition to the institution of Hertford College can- , these various and extensive labours, this not be expected ever to supersede the pious minister and indefatigable scholar necessity of maturing and perfecting will complete, in two years more, his oriental knowledge at the College of Fort Bengalee Dictionary, some time since William.

announced.! His lordship gave the following parti- A Grammar of the Burmah Language, sulars respecting literary works under- by his son, Felix Carey, who already taken, in forwardness, or lately published, treads in the devout and learned footby British literati in India.

steps of his father, is also in the MissionDt. Lumsden, the Persian and Ara- ary Press of Serampore. bic Professor, made a proposal in the Mr. Marshman, and his young pupil, course of the year, to publish in suc- now become his associate, do not slacken Cession, a series of the best writers on in their pursuit of Chinese Grammar and Mohammedan Law; and in pursuance learning, by which the pupil is about to of tbat design, has made considerable profit. Mr. Marshman has composed a progress in preparing a corrected edition work under the title of Clavis Sinica, or of the Ashbaho Nuzair; but the pro- Key of the Chinese Language. It was posal has been withdrawn, in combe- at first intended only as an augmented quence of the considerable expense at- edition of the Dissertation on the Chie teading the undertaking. The College nese Language, formerly published with Council, however has it in contempla- the first volume of the works of Confue tion, to recommend the usual subscrip- cius; but the matter extending as he don for a hundred copies of a few of the proceeded, the books have assumed a most valuable works on Mohummedan new form and title. Of this work, the Law, to be printed and published un- first part is already printed, and coos sts der the superintendance of Dr. Lums- of two dissertations, the first on the den, and the learned natives now attach- Chinese character, the second on ihe ed to the college.

colloquial mediuin of the Chinese. The Captain Roebuck, the Assistant Secre- second part of the Clavis will be a tary and Examiner, is prepared to pub- Grammar of the Chinese Language. dish a new and augmented edition of These two parts of the work will contain

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