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538 Intelligence in Literature and the Arts and Sciences. [Jan. , for publishing by subscription, the Mo- Britain formed a part of the Roman siad, or Israel delivered; a sacred Poem, Empire. It will be printed in 8vo. and in six canticles, with notes, &c. written published in parts, the first of which by an artist during his detention in will appear in February. Should the France, as a prisoner of war, for nearly author meet with adequate encouragetwelve years.

ment, he may be induced to briog down Mr. JAMES MUCELL will speedily the work to the period of ibe Reformapublish an Easy System of Short land, tion. exhibiting all the latest improvements, It is intended to publish by subscrip. upon an entirely new plan, founded on tion, in two vols. crown 8vo. Christian long practical experience, and pecu- Experience, manifested in the Life and liarly calculated for persons who study Writings of Major-gea. ANDREW BURN, by themselves.

late Commandant of the Royal Marines MANY ANNE SCHIMMELPENNINCK is at Woolwich, and author of several pabpreparing for publication in 4to. illus- lications distinguished for piety. irated by engravings, Theory on the Some wag bas quizzed the editor of Classification of Beauty and Deformity, the Infidel's Magazine, as the old and their Correspondence with Physi- Monthly bas been justly denominated ognomic Expression.

with an account of what he styles a The Rev. Archdeacon Coxe is prepar- “new reformation in the Prussian church." ing for the press Memoirs of the Great This notable reformation is represented Duke of Marlboroughi, chiefly compiled to consist in throwing open the estafrom the papers and correspondence pre- blisbed church “ to all possible biblical served at Blenheiin.

sects, Jew, Calvinist, Deist, and MaboThe lovers of Topography will be gra- metan;"-" the inspiration of scripture tified to learn that there is some prus- to be abandoned, and every preacher to pect of the appearance of a l'istory of be at liberty to teach concerning any Huntingdonshire. John Symons, esq. of book, or part thereof, the truth and the Paddington-house, in addition to the ac- whole truth.” The Jews are to be quisition he some time since made of invited to belong to this new church, Ilutchinson's Collections for that county, and to be permitted “to object in the all ready for press, after a labour of 30 established pulpits, against the applicayears, has recently purchased the further tion of ancient prophecies to Jesus, or Heraldic ones of the same county, by the against the extravagant mysticisni of Rev. Robert Sinyth; and the Earl of Paul." Those who can swallow such Carysfort has presented him with three egregious absurdities will find no diffifolio volumes of collections on the culty in believing that the dead will be same subject; so that, if any one summoned to officiate in this new church; were inclined to give a full and com- for we are gravely assured, “ It is whis. plete publication of that hithertis in- pered that application bas been made to edited county, the materials are all ready Fichte to accept preferment in it."to his hand, wanting nothing but a little Fichte died on the 29th January, 1814. arrangement to render it in all respects

FRANCE. a perfect work of the kind.

We have great pleasure in presenting Ir. DAVID LAING, architect and sur- our readers with the first portion of an veyor to the Board of Customs, bas interesting sketch of the present state circulated proposals for publishing Plans, of French literature, furnished by an Elevations, and Sections of Buildings, enlightened scholar, resident at Paris. Public and Private, executed in various It would contribute, were farther prooi parts of England, &c. including the wantiny, to enable the public to set a Plans and Details of the New Custor proper value on the panegyrics proHouse, London, with Descriptions. This nounced by certain apostate English work, containing not fewer than 50 plates, journalisis on the splendid patronage will be engraved by the best artists, and bestowed by their fallen idol upon liteprinted on imperial paper, making a rature and the arts and sciences; and bandsome volume, in large folio, to be the malignant comparisons and infedelivered in June, 1816.

rences, which their adıniration of the Mr. JAMES BALDWIN BROWN, of the usurper was incessantly suggesting. Inner Temple, bas circulated proposals French literature begins to recover & for publishing, by subscription, an His- little from the kind of lethargy jato terioal Inquiry into the Ancient Eccle- which it was plunged by the oppression siastical Jurisdiction of the Crown, com- of Buonaparte. If that despot had mending with the Period in which Great reigned another year, the Freech book

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selling trade would have been utterly severe in regard to other nations, esperuined. A great number of booksellers cially the English, whom he treats with had already become bankrupt, and those very little ceremony in several of his who still maintained their ground durst papers. The Veridique is another misnot engage in any speculations, for fear cellany, but it has not met with any of sharing the same fate. The severity, great success. One singular circumstance or rather the cruelly, of the censorship, is, that it is edited by a lady, named strengthened their apprehensions. For Madlle, Raoul, who made some noise at this reason nothing appeared at last but Paris about a year ago, when she came works of no consequence or mercantile up from the country to the metropolis, value. The small number of undertake to claim her share in the success of a ings of the higher order were suspended. comedy intituled le Tyran domestique, Happily the return of the Bourbons has by Duval, pretending that this piece changed this state of things. We were was copied from a manuscript play which at first inundated with a deluge of pam- she kept in her port-folio. The aniinophlets, and no other kind of reading sity with which she pleaded her cause, would yo down with the public, which highly ainused the Parisians, who stand eannot appear surprising to those who in need of such events to furnish food consider that, for several years, no per- for conversation. Two old literary misson durst write on political subjects, and cellanies, the Magazin Encyclopedique, that the most important facts did not edited by M. Millin, the well known ana come to the knowledge of the public. tiquary, and the Mercure de France, People, therefore, fell upon the pam- formerly so flourishing under the direc-. phlets, as a man, nearly famished to tion of Marmontel and La llarpe, hare death, seizes the victuals of which he fallen so low that they have scarcely has so long been deprived. Most of subscribers sufficient to pay their exthese ephemeral productions ran through penses. There are nevertheless articles two, three, four, or more editions. The of merit in both; but the reason is, that Recueil des Pieces officielles propres à the public are accustomed to derive their det romper le Public, by Schoell, the book- notions of the literature of the day from seller, has been several times reprinted. the newspapers, which since the ReOf M. de Chateaubriand's pamphlet, volution have had a literary as well as 10,000 copies were sold. L'Histoire de political character. A detailed analysis la Campagne de Paris, by Giraud, has of a new book is too long, too tedious, reached the sixth edition; and L'His- for the Parisians; they are much better toire de la Campagne de Moscou, by pleased with reading what is said of it Labaume, has also been reprinted. Se- in a column or two of a newspaper. The veral periodical works on political affairs Reviews, some of which have such an have started up, such as the Censeur, extensive circulation in England, would which first appeared in detached sheets; not be liked here: they would have no but the conductors being too much re- readers, except a few literati by profes. stricted by the censorship, announced sion. In Paris amusement is the grand their intention of publisbing their work desideratum; this is the point that the in future, in volumes of more than 20 publishers of periodical miscellanies have sheets. (It will be recollected that, ac- to study. It is by a due mixture of the cording to the law, works of more than useful and the agreeable that M. Malte 20 sheets are exempt from the jurisdie- Brun has been so successful with his diction of the censors.) Accordingly, Annales des Voyages, 23 volumes of there has since appeared a continuation which have already appeared ; but it is of the Censeur in a thick volume; but not certain that he will be able to conit is very doubtful whether the work will tinue the work much longer. When a long continue to please in this form. miscellany becomes old, the Parisian Malte Brun began his Spectateur, which public grows tired of it, and looks out appears in numbers, and contains arti- for novelties. There is a small publicacles on literary, political, and moral tion under the title of Journal des Arts subjects. The author, in the papers et de la Litterature, which supports iswritten by himself, is often very caustic self entirely by exposing the blunders of according to his custom; but it cannot others, and amusing its readers at their be denied that some of his ideas are very expense. Some time since a Mercure original; and that, as a foreigner, he étranger, designed to give some account tells the French such truths as their of foreign literary productions, was estacountrymen durst not address to them blished; but it languishes for want of in their publications. But he is equally support, and it will have great difficulty

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[Jan. to work itself into notice. I say nothing iains contributions from Raynal and concerning the scientific journals, such Diderot likewise. There was such an as the Journal de Physique et d'histoire abundance of materials for tbis collecnaturelle, by M. De la Methrie; the lion, that it was found necessary to keep Gazette de Santé, by M. de Montègre; back great part of them; and many pas the Annales des dits et Manufactures, sages have been retrenched on account by M. Birbier; the dunales de l'Agricul of persons yet living, and to obsiate ture, by M. Tessier; the Biblivthèque difficulties on the part of the censors. Medicale, by M. Sedillot; and others. M. Guizot has published a new transis Such as these are not generally circu- tion of Gibbon's History, with notes. lated; tbey are known only to the small Messrs. Malte Brun and Depping bare number of the friends of the sciences, brought out a fourth edition, willi many or persons cultivating the respective new notes, of the late M. Leveque's branches of them. A few years since Histoire de la Russie, in 8 vols, and an was commenced a Journal acadcmique, atlas containing the portraits of ail the which gave an account of the proceed- czars and emperors of Russia from dras, ings of academies, national and foreign: ings in the king's library at Paris. Two this useful undertaking was not encou- Biographical Dictionaries have heen unraged, and consequently abandoneel. dertaken: that published by Prud. Two scientific meu of Nismes publish a homme, in 20 vols. was tinished in two periodical miscellany devoted to the years, and is but a new ediciou of Chauingher departments of the inathematics; don and Delandine's Dictiovary. I the sale of which seems to be suflicient contains some good articles, but the rest to clear the expenses.

swarm with errors. The other published The most splendid work published by Michaud, proceeds more slowly, and during the late war was, beyond dispute, on a inore prudent plan. Only len the Descriplion de l'Egypte, the conclu- volumes have yet appeared, and the last sion of which is now in the hands of the comes down no lower than the letter D. printers and engravers ; so that the pub. The most distinguislied scholars in Paris lic will enjoy the pleasure of seeing that and the departments are eugaged upon grand undertaking brought to a termina- it, so that the whole number of contrition. Unfortunatcly the size of the butors ainounts to more than 60. Tlus work is too inconvenient. Next to this work will not be perfect, but at least, may be classe d Le Musée, by M. Robile great part of it will be well done, Go Jard, and the continuation of it by M. rerniment has had printed, the Chinese, Laurent; the l'oyages de M. de Hum- Latin, and French Dictionary, by De bolát, the geographical part of which has Guignes, and has directed the Historical begun to be printed; the Joyage pilton Class of the Royal Institute to continue resque de l'Espagne, by W. Dc la Borde, the Recueil des Ordonnances des Rois, and of which about 34 parts have appeared; the Histoire hilleraire de France begun Les Liliacées, by M. Redouté; Les Hin- by the laborious Benedictines. The dous, by M. Solvyns, completed in 4 14th vol, of the latter has just appeared. tulo volumes; the Peuples du Russie, The Class of Fine Arts of the Institute bas by M. de Rechberg, in 2 vols. fol. with long been engaged upon a Dictionary of 96 coloured plates; the Blusée des An- the Fine Arts, but no part of it is ve! tiques, bv M. Bouillon, of wbich 7 or 8 published. New translations of Strabug parts have been published; the Collec- with many nutes, of Arcbimides, and of tion de Vuses pirusyues, by M. Dubois Ptolemy, have also been executed under Maison-deure, with the text by M. Mil- the auspices of government.-J. Curier lin; the Monumens de l'Hindustun, has published his Recherches sur les from Daniell and other artists, with bis- Ossemens fossiles, in 4 thick vols. 410. torical descriptions, by M. Langlés, to with numerous eugravings. The Annales be completed in 25 parts, 7 of which du Musée d'Histoire naturelle upon have already appeared; the Maladies de which ibat philosopher was engaged in la Peau, by M. Alibert, &c. For such association with other naturalists, bas amateurs of the fine arts who cannot con- been interrupted by the war, but is to be veniently purchase the large llusée, by immediately resumed. Malte Crun is Robillard, M. Filbol has published a bringing out a Googranicy compiled og Musée in 110 numbers, 8vo. and M. a new plan, to extend 107 vols. Sro, the Landen bis Annales du Níusée. . four first of which, wogether with ne

In literature one of the most remarka- atlas, in two parts, have appeared. ble works lately published is Correspon

GERMANY. dance du Baron de Grimm, which con. At the public mecting of the academy

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Foreign Intelligence-Germany. . 541 of Munich, on the 11th October, the Regent of Great Britain to the univers publication of a new volume of Memoirs sity of Göttingen, comprizing all the of the Academy, of the 23d volume of the English works of importance published Monumenta Boica, and of the third part during the last ten years, has reached of Detached Essays of the historical the library of that celebrated seminary, class was announced. This is the fourth On the 22d of November Beethoven volume of memoirs that bas appeared gave a grand musical entertainment at since the revival of the acadeiny in Vienna, consisting ot-1. A new Cantata 1807. It contains, besides a history of to words by Professor Weissenbach; the academy, an important disquisition 2. A Musical composition on Wellingon the poems of Hesiod, their origin and ton's Victory at Vittoria, and 3. A new connexion with those of Homer; which symphony. is followed by 17 essays in patural his A letter from Brunswick of the 13th tory, natural philosophy and matbe- of October states, that the works of art matics, by Tiedemann), Spix, Tilesius, carried off from that city had just reSchrank, Panzer, Flurl, Gehlen, Chladni, turned from their seven years captivity. Seyffer, Sietlenelli, and Soldner; la-tly, They were never set up and arranged at the conclusion of the historical work of Paris, and will now be made better use M. Lang, “On the union of the diferent of than ever, as it is intended that these, Provinces composing the Bavarian mo- as well as the rest of the ducal collecnarchy;" a dlemoir sur la Lionie, by tions, shall be exhibited and illustrated the Chev. de Bray; and Streber's explain the lectures to be held in tbe newly nation of the names of Theophanes and erected Caroline College. Archidamis on a coin of Mvuilene. Two Dr. Herrmann, a Bavarian professor, prize essays on the state of the arts and has lately been lecturing at Vienna in sciences in Bavaria during the reign of the building belonging to the university the Dukes William IV. and Albert V. on his most recent mechanical inventions were far from yiv.ng satisfaction to the and improvenients. All bis hearers are academy. A circumstantial history of said to have admired the simplicity and the sons of the Emperor Lewis IV. was effect of his machine for dividing hops, proposed as the new subject for a prize. his fire-engine, and an improved waggon, The historical class adheres to its plan of for which he has obtained patents in Baselecting such subjects as are calculated varia. We should be thankful to any of to enrich Bavarian literature by the la- our correspondents who can favour us bours of native talents. M. Lang, di- with accounts of these inventions, as rector of the national archives then read they might, perhaps, furnish our mean important contribution to the history chanics at home with some useful of civilization in the middle ages in Ger- hints.] many, intituled, “ Fragment of a llis- The announcement of a spurious editory of Bavarian commerce under Lewis tion of Wieland's works, to be printed the Severe, from 1253 to 1294," chiefly at Wishaden, has drawn from Professor compiled froin records preserved in the Bültiger of Dresden a public declaration archives. One result of this paper is, that he has long been in possession of that most of the necessaries of lite were the corrections made by his deceased as dear then as they are now. M. Roth, friend himself, in his translation of the counsellor ot' finance, then communis epistles and satires of Horace, and in cated“ Remarks on the Sigmfication and his Lucian, and that be shall shortly Use of the term Barbarian." Lastly, prepare for the press a new edition, with M. Streber, director of the cabinet of considerable alterations and additions, coins,' read a paper on some rare medals of all Wieland's translations, includiog of Albert V. in which he introduced a those which appeared in the Attic Mu. panegyric on one of the wisest and best seum. princes of his age, who in 1558 may- The public exhibition of the large col. nanimously pardoned those who, during lection of pictures, drawings, and prints, the religious ferment of the times had belouging to Prince Nicholas Esterhazy, conspired against him, a circunstance at Vienna, has been for some time transmitted by a medal of that date to closed. A building has been purchased the bistorians of future ages.

expressly for this collection, which is According to accounts from Leipzig under the superintendance of Mr. Jos. the university there is in a very flourish- Fischer, the engraver. The paintings ing state. It numbers between 1500 and occupy twelve apartments, and are ar1600 students.

ranged according lo the different schools. The valuable present of the Prince The collection of prints is one of the 542

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most complete, and the drawings by ce- the Ambrosian library a very ancient lebrated masters are very numerous, Coder rescriptus, with the Carmen pasThis gallery is daily open for several chale of Sedulius, containing some hihours to amateurs, and accommodation therto unknown portions of Cicero's is provided for young artists, who wish orations pro Tullio, Scauro, and Flacco, there to prosecute their studies.

and notes to that pro Scauro. Of A picture, representing 96 inembers the first oration, of which we had of the English llouse of Commons, and bitherto but a few fragments, we now the immortal Pitt haranguing them, possess part of the exordium, with the painted in London in 1793, by a Ger- division, and two parts of the oration man artist nained Ilichel, is offered for itself. Of the second, of which but a sale by the proprietor at Vienna

few lines and words were known, we The geographico-topographical depart- have now part of the cxordium, and of ment of the quartermaster-general's the narration. In the third a chasin is statt at Vienna, which received its pre- filled up. The characters appear to be sent form in 1806, has in the interme- of the first or second century. diate years, notwithstanding the cam- Professor Sementini, of Naples, has paign of 1809, completed a map of the published an account of an extraordinary duchy of Salzburg, in 15 sheets, and phænomenon wbich occurred at Gerace, finished six sheets of the general map of in Calabria, on the 14th of March, 1813, the whole monarchy.

after the wind had blown for two days SWITZERLAND,

froin the east with considerable and inDr. Berger, of Geneva, in a letter creasing violence, a thick cloud was perdated the 8th of November, communia ceived over the sea, and seemed to apcates to Dr. Albers, of Bremen, the proach the coast. At a quarter to three, following fact, which cannot but interest P. M. the wind abated a little: but the the naturalist:-“ The blade-bone of an cloud wbich bad already enveloped all animal of the cetaceous species was lately the bills, began to obscure the light of found in the Lake of Geneva, near Laus day, and to assume a formidable appearsanne. It is of prodigious size; the car ance. Instead of exhibiting a reddish vity of the articulation being two Paris tinge on!y, as it had done when at a distect nine inches in circumference. The tance, it now assumed the colour of red. celebrated naturalist, Professor Inrine, hot iron. At half-past four, it had has had a drawing made of it."

grownı so dark, that it was necessary to ITALY.

light candles in the houses. The afA continental journal states, that sca frighted people ran in haste te the caveral of the most distinguished astrono- thedral, and compelled the priest, who mers of Germany set out some time was about to preach a fast-sermon, to since for Genoa, where they were to mount the pulpit, and read prayers. No embark in a Neapolitan vessel for Na- sooner was the sub-prefect apprized of ples, in order to attend the opening of the circumstance, than he repaired to the Observatory just erected there of the church, if possible, to appease the bewn lava. The celebrated Piazzi of people. After more mature reflection Palermo will also be present at this ce on the danger to which he should ex. remony. It reflects honour on the Ger- pose himselt by his opposition to the pomans, and the Bavarians in particular, pular notions, he left some priests to that the instruments with which this supply his place. About five o'clocs, new Observatory is furnished, are chiefly the shrieks of the terrified wretches of the invention of M. Reichenbach of grew so strong, that timid persons were Munich. An astronomical congress will necessarily alarmed. The firmament afterwards be held at Florence.

had now becoine of a red yellow; the The formal renunciation of the doc- light of the sun was completely obtrines of the Illuminati by the Venetian scured, and on the north absolute darkCount Todeschi, who died in 1812, has ness prevailed. Though the sea is sit been published at Rome. Ile there states miles distant, the roaring of the waves that he was admitted a member of was distinctly beard in the town, and a their lodge at Roveredo, under the pre- hollow rolling, accompanied with thunsidency of Cagliostro; and asserts that der and lightning, resounded through the the object of their society was to destroy atmosphere, Large drops, impregnated religion, by representing its precepts with a yellow dust, pow began to fall; and practices as ridiculous and supersti- they were at first taken for blood, and tious,

by some even for a shower of fre. The M. Angelo Maja has discovered in alarm excited by these natural plano

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