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438 Intelligence in Literature and the Arts and Sciences. (Dec. 1, graved in the line manner, hy Freeman; Revivals of Religion from the carliest intended to illustrate Bibles, Common periods down to the present time, and Prayer Books, and all works of Scrip- in every part of the world. Cure history, is preparing for publication, Mr. TYERMAN has also in the press an in 8vo. and 4to.
Essay on Evangelical Hope, which will • Miss BETHAM has announced, by sub- be ready for circulation in a few weeks. scription, the Lay of Marie, a poem, to A new monthly publication for the be published in the ensuing spring. ladies will make iis appearance on tie
A1r. C. Blunr is preparing for publi- 1st of January, 1815, entitled The British cation a Descriptive Essay on Speciacles, Ladies' Magazine. It is an endeavour and the Apparatus used to assist Imper- to supply the sex with a journal of a fect Vision, in one small volume, illus- decided and original character; and aims trated with plates. It will be the object at becoming a respectable literary me of this publication to explain the many dium for the more cultivated order of misconceptions and serious errors con- females. mitted in the construction of spectacles; The late Mr. Pratt left ready for the to expose some notoriously einpirical press a small voluine of poems, under pretensions; and to reduce to its proper the title of Pillow Thoughts, written level the discreditable practice of pure during his confinement in consequence chasing patents for unimportant altera- of being thrown from his horse. tions, with a view to make the improve The Sicond voluine of the interesting inent, as it is termed, an object of mo- Travels of Professor LICHTESSTEIN IF popoly. .
Southern Africa, is in the press, and si • The Rev. A. MACAULEY, vicar of be published early in 1815. It will be Rothley, in Leicestershire, is preparing accompanied by a new and valuable for publication a Life of Melanctholi, map of the country, in which the insaccu: connected with the History of Lutheran- racies of former travellers are pointed ism, and of the Protestant Reformation out. in Europe, during the 16th century. The A new novel, entitled The Hero, first volume, terminating with the close appear early in January, from the period of the Diet of Augsburg, in 1530, may E. S. BARRETT, esq. the witty author of be expected in the course of the ensuing the Heroine; the third edition of which year.,
is now in the press. · Lieut. W. E. Parry, R. N. will A new edition, with many useful flspeedily publish Nautical Astronomy by ditions, is in the press, 'of the Art of Night, illustrated by engravings; intend- Preserving the Sight to Extreme Old Age ed chiefly for the use of the navy, and Also of Depping's Evenings' F.ntertai calculated to render more familiar the ments, in French and English, and Bosse knowledge of the stars.
ly's Conseils a ma fille. - Mr. Edward Bect has been a consi. A third edition of St. Oswald 2:8 derable time engaged in a work, intended other Poetical Tales is in the press. shortly for publication, entitled Sabrina Mr. BAKEWELL is preparing for t'* Depicta; consisting of 100 original press a second edition of his Introdotcom Drawings of all the principal Cities, tion to Geology, which will be conside Towas, Bridges, Ferries, Entrance of ably enlarged; particularly by inforud Rivers, &c. both Interesting and Pictu. tion acquired during the Author's reces? resque, on the River Severn, from its examination of different parts of Fire Source in North Wales to the Bristol land and the Eastern Coast of Irela1 Channel; which will also include correct It will contain a notice of the most i Drawings from Nature of all the various portant Geological Discoveries and (14 Fish, Fisbing Implements, &c. peculiar servations, which have been made to the Severn : accompanied with a the Continent of Europe, and in vinirik handsome Letter-press descriptive ac- parts of the globe, since the publicat ve count of every view and subject : form of the former, and is intended to 01 iug a handsonie and entertaining volume, prise a view of the progress and preses combining the topographical and natural state of the science. history of the finest river in England, in Lieut.-Gen. G. COCKBURS will shortir point of length, produce, and romantic publish a Narrative of his Voyages up scenery.,
the Mediterranean in 1810 and 18)' The Rev. Mr. TrERMAN, of Newport, containing an account of a tour in S. in the Isle of Wight, has in hand a work Malta, and the Lipari Islands, und which will probably extend to two 8vo. taken at a very interesting period. volumes, On the rarious reinarkable will be accompanied by ourderous W
439 executed views and plans taken on the ing the gallery of the college, in which spot, descriptive of a highly beautiful she desires to be interred with her said and romantic country, and illustrative husband, and Sir Francis, she bequeathis of recent public events.
some vases and busts, and the crimson A new edition of Dr. LETTSOM's Na- furniture, with gold lace, that belonged turalist's and Traveller's Coinpanion will to the chapel at her house in Charlotte. be publisi.ed next month. This work, street. Considerable progress is already whose great utility has been so long ac- made in the erection of an elegant gal. knowledged, will be much enlarged in lery, which, when finished, will be a rethe new iinpression; and all the subjects pository for 371 pictures, worth at least formerly treated of, will be carefully 50,0001. being the finest speciinens of revised and adapted to the present state the greatest masters in the various of our knowledge in natural sciences. schools of painting. Adjacent 10 the
Tre will of the late Mrs. DESENFANS, gallery a mausoleuin contains the bodies of Charlotte-street, Portland-place, wie of Sir F. Bourgeois and Mr. and Mrs. dow of Noel Joseph Desenfaus, csg. Desenfans, in sarcophagi, which are Oontains some interesting particulars re- placed in recesses. It is fitted up like a lative to the pictures bequeached to chapel, and receives its light from the Dulwich College by Sir Francis Bour- ront through a lanthorn of orange-cogecis. She states it to be the intention loured glass, which, producing the gloom of Sir Francis to empower the President of candle-light, has a most solemn effect. and Acadeinicians of the Royal Acade:1y The gallery will be finished for the pubof Aris to inspect the said pictures once lic next spring. It will exhibit exquiin every year, on a stated day, for the site specimens of Leonardo da Vinci, purpose of ascertaining that they are Raphael, Correyio, Titian, Guido, Rua preserved with proper care; and in ful- beris, Rembrandt, Vandyke, &c. blment of this intention, Mrs. De:sesfans bequeaths to the Master and Wardens
GERMANY. of the College 5001., the interest of A Medico-chirurgical Academy, on an which she desires to be expended annu. extensive scale, is about to be established ally on the day the said visit shall take at Dresden, surpassing every thing of the place, (which she recoininends to be kind that hitherto existed there, for the seine time in May,) in providing a dinner mstruction of ariny-surgeons and acfor the said president and members. coucheurs. Professor Seiler, some tinie She gives, moreover, a handsome service since of Wittenberg, will be at the head of plate and china, (which she is very of this institution, for the use of which, particular in enumerating) with a naho- the handsome but now unoccupied houses suny press for coutaining it, which is to of the Governor and General of the Arbe constantly kept in the college, and tillery, in the court of the arsenal, have only used in these annual inspections. bcen assigned. Here will be lectures he adds, that it was also the intention rooms, anatomical theatre, library, cabiof Sir Francis to have the pictures open nets of preparations, and subjects in nato the view of the public one day in tural history, a chemical laboratory, and Pery week, and to have a keeper ap- a lying-in institution, in a series of wellpinted for their superintendance. To arranged apartments. The whole aca
nder this intention effectual, she makes demy will consist of eight professors, and ber above legacies dependent upon the a dissector, and have eight head surcompliance of the master and watdens of geons, and sixteen assistants. Many are the college with this design of their libe- of opinion that this establishment is bot al benefactor; revoking them unless it a prelude to the removal of the whole
put into execution, and unless Robert university of Wittenberg to Dresden. Aroold, esq. one of his executors, or This transfer, indeed, would concur with some other proper person, is appointed the incomparable public library, which such keeper, with a salary of (she hopes) possesses 250,000 volumes, and 4,000 hot less than 2001. per annum;- but by manuscripts; the other celebrated cola
codicil she recants this condition of lections of art and science, the botanic her gifts, and trusts wholly to the honour gardens, and the military colleges, to of the master and wardens to concede render Dresden one of the most flourishe lis favour to the public. She leaves ing seminaries of the North of Europe, also some furniture, consisting of a vele 'The Dresden Academy of the Fine Arts Yet sofa and chairs, several coinmodes, will also be new modelled and rendered lables, &c. stalues and busts of Sir more complete. To the building, situate Francis and her husband, for the picture on the terrace of Brühl's Garden, will be Foow j. and for the mausoleum, adjoind added three new rooms for models in
Foreign Intelligence-Prussia, . [Dec. 1, plaster of Paris, exhibitions, and other Elbe, the latter river with the Weser, purposes, besides a hall for the lectures of and the city before which the fate of the professors. Mr.Böltiger, lo whom the Europe was decided, Leipzig, with the superintendance over the two principal Saalei construct new coads, and thus inuseums, the gallery of antiques and facilitate intercourse, and promote the Menys's muscum, is confided, has, during civilization of nations. These canals the last summer, held lectures on archæ. would traverse the heart of Germany, ology, in the anti-room of the gallery and be bighly beneficial to all the neighe of antiques, to the pupils and inem- bouring countries. A great canal prebers of the Academy of Arts, about 50 in sents a series of successive monuments number, and thereby endeavoured to en- in its sluices, bridges, and other works, hance the utility of this much-neglected in which art triumphs over the difficul. institution.
ties opposed by nature to huinan ingeThe Vienną papers mention, that Pro nuity. Let theu to these canals, their fessor Schmid is delivering lectures in sluices, and most difficult parts, be given that city, on a universal system of writ- the names of the illustrious monarchs, ing, which he denominates Pasigraphy, generals, and officers who decided the and explains in eight lectures. This sys- grand contest; and of those princes who tem, we are told, is very simple and easy joined the European confederacy before of comprehension, and therefore nothing the battle of Leipzig. By the side of but a little practice is required, on the these roads and cauals, whiere they enter part of the hearers, to obtain a consi- towns, let bronze statues of the most ce derable readiness in the art. It is added, lebrated generals be erected; and along that the influence of this niethod, both thein in appropriate places, pyramids oí in the study of languages in general, and cast iron, or other metal, with the name in the instruction of the deaf and dumb, of those who fell, without distinction of cannot fail to be very great and highly nations. Thus, every trareller would edAdvantageous.
joy the benefit of these new works, and Charles Witte, a youth of 14, son of call to mind with grateful feelings, the Dr. Witte, of Lochau, has received froin beroes whose valour won the pictory in the philosophical faculty of the universi- the last great struggle. Those useful ty of Gicssen, the degree of doctor of monuments would transmit to posterity philosophy and master of arts. A work the sublime sentiments of the joparctos composed by bim will be speedily pub- leagued for the happinuss of the lished at Luipeburg, under the tiile of, world. On each pyramid might be is Introduction to a complete knowledge of scribed some earphatic sentence. A pes Trigonometry. A book by a doctor of lished people is pleased to meet with philosophy no more than 14 years old, frequent monuments; the Greeks and and upon such a subject, is certainly an Ronans, therefore, erected them along extraordinary literary phenomenon. the bigb roads, and in public places; but
Various plans for a pational monu. did not shut then up in buildings or lin: ment, to commemorate the recovery of closures. The execution of this plan German independence, have been pub would combine utility with the expres lished in the journals of this country. siou of gratitude, and millions would te On this subject, a writer observes, chat daily reminded of the most importas: all these plans might, perhaps, answer event of the present age. for an individual state, but as ibey are all, designed for some particular spot, the
PRUSSIA, proposed memorials will never be seen At the anniversary of the Academy of by the great majority of the nations who Sciences of Berlin, Professor Buttman took part in the gigantic contest. Ano. reported, that only one essay had bees ther consideration, continues he, seems received for the following prize questik, at this moment to dissuade from their proposed by the historico-philologica execution : the national resources have class :-" Is it possible so far to elucra been too long draived by.wars, and dare, by a critical examination of the ac therefore, in future, undertakings, they counts of the ancients, and their cump3 ought so much the more to be exclusive- rison with existing monuments, the res ly applied for tlie benefit of the people. tions in which the Greeks stoad to the No monumçnts can be of such general Egyptians, in regard to religious notions, advantage to all the nations who have customs, and especially to arts and ser been engaged in this struggle, as good ences, that we should be justified in con communications by land and water. sidering any matters that we may ako Connect, for example, by means of ca among the Greeks in these departmens, nals, the Danube with the Rhine and the as the original property of tbe Egyptiae
1$14.) Foreign IntelligenceFrance Italy. If such a view can be obtained, what are Ireland, is represented in the foreign the limits beyond which it ought not to journals as being engaged at Paris in be extended? and what conclusions may printing a History of the disturbances in be deduced respecting the ways and tinie that portion of the United Kingdom, beof the introduction of such matters into cause he had not sufficient liberty to exGreece."- As the class agreed that the press bis sentiments in England. This, only essay Cransmitted was not satisfac- they remark, is the first time that an Engtory, the prize of 100 ducats was a sem lish author has sought liberty of the press cond time proposed. The time for the in France. reception of answers is limited to the Mr. Melville, the inventor of a new 31st March, 1816.
diviny-machine, made some curious exM. Nose, Counsellor of Legation at periinents with it at Paris, on the 22d of Endenich, near Boon, has enriched the October. He descended twice in the cabinet of the university of Berlin hy a Seine, near the Port Royal, to the depth of present of his collection of fossils of the from ten to twenty feet, and passed fiftyLower Rhine, comprizing upwards of six minutes at the bottom. He took 1000 specimens.
with him two swans, two ducks, and some FRANCE.
bread and wine. He let loose the aquaThe Chevalier Badia, better known by tic animals wliile under the water, went the uame of Ali Bey, who spent several from the Pont Neuf to the Swimming years in visiting various parts of Asia School, and came out dressed as usual, and Africa, and now resides at Paris, is withon being in the least wct. The mapreparing a narrative of his travels for chine does not resemble any thing of the the press, for which purpose the govern, kind hitherto employed-it is neither a ment has promised him 15,000 francs. barrel nor a heli, but has rather the form An extract of this work was communis of an eyy. It is not bulky, since it concated w the first, third and fourth classes tains only five cubic feet of air; this air of the Institute in Nuveinber, 1813. It is prepared in such a manner that presis likely to prove highly interesting, not sure can do ic no harın, but it is kept poly on account of the narrative itself, pure and fresh. Nr. Melville says, that but also from the views, maps, and plans he has taken with him different aniinals, with wliich it will be accompanied. The as cats, rabbits, dogs, &c. but the latter whole torms a kind of Odyssey, not cannot bear this kind of air longer than only on account of the fouting upon five minutes, as they go mad in it: but which the author found means to live he declares that he could stay bulf a day with the sovereigns and princes of the under water without the slightest inconcountries which he visited, but also the venience. He has the use of all his romantic adventures in which he was in- limbs, and can do what he pleases, saw volved, and which would appear incre- wood, bore gimlet-holes, and pick up the dible, were they not confirmed by the smallest objects. Though his pulse rises European agents and merchants in those froin 120 to 160, he asserts, that he feels countries. The historical and descrip- from it an agreeable sensation, a kind of tive part of Ali Bey's travels will spee- electrical effect. We promises several dily appear in three volumes, with an other interesting inventions; for instance, atlas, and be followed as early as cir- that he shall, this winter, wake a little cumstances allow the traveller to arrange carriage, in which two persons may, next bis collections by the result of his co- suinmer, take the most pleasant excurpious, scientific, meteorological, and as- sions at the bottom of the Seine, in the tropomnical observations.
ponds of Versailles, or in any river. A fine picture by Giorgione, representa
ITALY. . ing the allegorical table of Cebes, has Baron Schubart, Danish envoy to tlie lately been offered for sale at Paris. It Italian courts, has given, in a letter 10 is executed in exact conformity with the the Acadeiry of Sciences of Copenhagen, description of the Greek writer, and is of which he is a member, some interestsaid to have formerly belonged to the ing particulars relative to the Herculeau gallery of paintings at Varona, in Italy, M.S.S. It is well known, says he, what How it came into private bands we are extreme patience is requisite for unnot informed.
rolling these M.S.S. which almost fall Mr. Plowden, who left his country to dust during the process. It is seldom some years since, as we believe, to avoid that the literary value of a roll can be the payment of damages, for an attack deterinined till this tedious and difficult on the private character of a respectable task is finished and you come to the end, individual, in bis intemperate bistory of where the title is placed ; tbus after
New Publications, with Critical Remarks. [Dec, 1, bestowing the labour of years, many of on Friendship. 10. Colottes on Plato's them are found to be sale contracts, or Dialogue, Isis. 11. Philomcdes on Re other documents of no literary value livion. 12. Chrysippus on Providence. whatever. Many M.S.S. were lost at Of these works the first two only have the very first through injudicious ma- been printed. nagement; but a considerable number is The clearing of Pompeji proceeds with still'left, and may yet, perhaps, afford a great diligence. As a regular plan is rich harvest. Alinost 300 M.S.S. are pursued in this work, and it is intended up to the present time either coinpletely to follow the walls of the town all round, or partly unrolled, and of these the most there is reason to hope that this city, important are:-1. Philomedes on the rising again from its asbes, will beEffects of Music on the Human Consti- come one of the noblest monuments of tution 2. Epicurus on Nature, 2 vols, antiquity. The burial-places allotted 3. Philomedes' Rhetoric, 2 vols. 4. Phi- to the most distinguished persons by the lomerles on the Relacionship between high rond, close to one of the gates of Virtues and Vices. 5. Philomedes on the town, and the meresting antique Poets. 6. Philomedes' Philosophical tombs, are already so completely cleared Fragınents. 7. Fragments of Demetrius that they look as perfect us if they had the Geometrician. 8. Polistrates on been just turned out of the bands of the Unreasonable Contempt. 9. Carnesius artist.
. NEW PUBLICATIONS IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER,
WITH CRITICAL REMARKS. At the request of many Correspondents we have been induced, though at a consta derable additional erpense, to give a new feature to our Literary List, by raising it above the form of a dry catalogue. Irithout arrogating to ourselves a high judicial character, we shall endeavour to point out the real merits of the leading prac ductions of the day us they are published, steering equally clear of the partiality of friendship, and of the splenetic spirit of sutire. Early communications of sem works will ensure a speedy notice of their properties in this department, which it trust will prove fur more useful, as well as more agreeable, to readers in generah than the forizer plan, of merely giving extracts from a few particular books.
A work of this nature has long been a deside Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in ratum in English literature, and wc remember Paris. By Messrs. Segard and Testard.
nothing that approximates so near to it as the
Spectacle de la Nature of the ingenious Abbe la Aquatinted in iinitation of the Drawings.
Pluche. But neither in that delightful rourse of By M. Rosenberg. 31. 11s. od. col. 21. 25.
dialogues, nor in soide sinaller treatises on the ARTS AND SCIENCES.
wonders of the creation, has a due attepliou beca Transactions of the Geological Society, paid to scientific principles. The volumes before established November 13, 1807. Volume us are not only popular nod entertainius, but she second, with another of plates. 4to. Phey are in a high degree instructive, forming a pp. 558.
complete view of the present state of philosophy This branch of kuowledge is in its imrancy and natural bustory in all their tarieties. The winong us, but the present rolume is a substantial plan is juduious; the execution is masterly; and prooi of the industry and ingenuity with which it the ornaments are in the very first style of excele has lea cultivated. We cannot enter upon au cake. examination of the several papers which are here
BIBLIOGRAPBY. collericd, weillier cau we point on the merits of
Longman and Co's. General Catalogue of particular articles, but we can safely take upon us
Valuable and rare Books. Part III. is. vid. to say, that a most valuable addition is here made to the science of mineralogy, which in this country
The London Catalogue of Books for 1814. is of high importance, and extends to great S70, 8S. variety of interesting objects connected with ma. An Abridginent of Clarke's Bibliotheca nutarties and cominerce. It would be unjust to Legum. 25. dismiss this work without noticing the admirable · Reddel's Cof Tewkesbury,) Catalogue of manner in which the graphic illustrations are exe Books now on Sale. Part III. 6d. cuted. The maps and other engravings are re
Supplement to Baynes's Catalogue for naarkably elegant. The Gallery of Nature and Art; or, a
1814. )s. Tour through the Creation and Science. By
BIOGRAPHY. the Rev. Edward Polehainpton, M. A. Fel. Memoirs of the Life and Campaigns of low of King's College, Cambridge. Illus- Napoleon Buonaparte in France, Italy, Gertrated with one hundred engravings. O vols. many, Egypt, Syria, Spain, Poland, Portu. BYO.
gal, and Russia, with a compless history of