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Mr. James Gillman, surgeon, Highgate, will | Urga Miror, near the tail. Its position on the shortly publish an Essay on the Bite of a 10th was considerably near to 6 the more Rabid Animal; being the substance of an southerly of the two lower stars of the square. Essay that received a prize from the Royal When first seen here, 21st August, ten minutes College of Surgeons.
past eight in the eveniag, it had the appearMr. John Thelwall, author of the Vestibule ance of a large Nebula nearly circular, and of of Eloquence, will shortly publish, in an octavo about one degree in extent, with a central light volume, Elements of English Rhythmus; like that of Andromeda, resembled a hazy star with an Analysis of the Science and Practice of the fourth or fifth nagnitude. It had then of Elocution.
R.A. 149 or 50 N.D. nearly 36. Cloudy weather A translation of Chateaubriand's Travels in prevented its being again seen till the evening Greece, Palestine, Egypt, and Barbary, in
of the 5th, when it appeared like a fixed star 1806-7, is printing in two octavo volumes. of about the second magnitude, with a thin
Dr. Gregory, of the Royal Military Academy, | pale train of about 4 dig. min. at about half will publish next month, a Series of Letters
past eight; on the 6th it was brighter very to a Friend, in vindication of the evidences, I considerably, its train then, viewed with a good ductrines, and duties of the Christian Re!igion. | four-foot and a half refractor of Dolland, and a Mr. W. Jones, author of an Essay on the
very good night glass adapted for use by Nairne Life and Writings of Mr. Ab. Booth, proposes
and Blunt, was evidently divided by a darkish
shade near the farther extremity. It was very to publish by subscription, in an octavo volume, the History of the Churches of the Val conspicuous even to the naked eye. The bead,
which had appeared like Saturn in his aphelion, Jies of Piedmont, commonly called the Wal. denses and Albigenses,
now appeared much more round, like Jupiter
at his meridian. Last night, with R. A. of Mr. Holstein willshortly publish the Modern
about 262, N. D. of about 42, still advancing State, or a husbaud perplexed.
toward the square, it appeared even brighter Mr. Andrew Duncail, printer to the Univer.
Iban on Friday, the head a yellowish light sity of Glasgow, has in the press a new edition of Xenophon's Cyropædeia, with the Greek, || pretty well defined; the train (which when
most apparent was that and the former night Latin, and notes on each page, and corrected
about 6 degrees in length and nearly 4 at its from the edition superintended by Mr. Hutch
farther extremity) a thin, white splendour like jason, Mr. Henry Card has in the press, Beayford, || the head (including diffused Coma), about 40,
the coyliest part of the milky way. Breadth of or Views in High Life.
or about 1-4th or 1-5th of the Moon's apparent
diameter. From its slow motion and the di. TẠE COMET.-The Comet which was ob- rection of its path, there seems reason to hope served in Europe in its descent to the sun tbat it will be visible three or four months from the middle nearly of March to the latter longer. It is a poble confirmation of the end of May last, and in the West Indies on Newtonian and Halleiau theory, baving been the first of June, when it had passed its de.
seen so long before, and now after its perihe. scending node, and was coming to its perihe- lion. Though less brilliant than the comet of lion, and which was again observed at the 1907, it is apparently and I believe really, a Observatory at Paris, after it had passed its larger comet. From observation of both, and peribelion, and had risen above its ascending of some others, there seems no reason, in genode with a right ascension of 147 deg. 18 min. ll neral, to suppose any thing noxious or destrucand a north declination of 324 in the constella- tive in their forms, but the contrary. tion of Leo Minor, is bow very conspicuous Professor Robinson speaks thus of Comets : under the square of Urga Major; whence it “ There are sometimes seen in the heavens seems to be passing in a direction through the certain bodies, accompanied by a train of faint square and the tail of Draco and the body of light, which has occasioned them to be called
Comets. Their appearance and motions are earth would appear like a Comet to a spectator extremely various, and the only general re- placed on another planet. The apparent mag. marks that can be made on them are, that the nitude of Comets is very different, sometimes train or tail is generally small on the first seeming not bigger than the fixed stars, at appearance of a Comet, gradually lengthens as other times equal in diameter to Veous. He. the Comet comes into the neighbourhood of velius observed one in 1652, which was not the sun, and again dininishes as it retires to inferior to the moon in size, though wot so a distance. Also the tail is always extended in bright; its light pale aud dim, its aspect disa direction nearly opposite to the sun." mal. To many miuds the appearance of the
The opinions of Philosophers conceroing Comet has produced awe and dread. In geComets have been very different. Sir Isaac peral, indeed, nothing affects the imagination Newton first shewed that they are a part of the more than uncommon appearances in the solar system, revolving round the sun in trajec heavens: the fall of a meteor strikes deeper tories, nearly parabolical, having the sun in awe than the spectacle of all the Stars; and the focus. Dr. Halley computes the motions Comets, from time immemorial, have been be. of several Comets, and among them found held with terror and amazement, as execution. some which had precisely the same trajectory. ers of divine wrath. The Poets have taken He therefore concluded that there were differ happy advantage of this superstition, and none ent appearances of one Comet, and that the have more nobly employed it than Milton :path of a Comet is a very eccentric eclipse,
“On th' other side, having the sun in one focus. The apparition
“Incens'd with indignation, Satan stood of the Comet of 1682 in 1759, which was pre “Unterrify'd, and like a Comet burn'd, dicted by Halley, has giveu his opinion the " That fires the length of Opbiuchus huge most complete confirmation.
“ In tl'arctic sky, and from his horrid bair therefore plunels, resembling the others in the
“ Shakes pestilence and war." laws of their motion, revolving round the sun
PARADISE Lost. in ellipses, describing areas proportional to
There is, however, nothing in the appearance the times, and having the squares of their
of this mysterious stranger" in the arctic periodic times proportional to the cubes of sky” that should strike dread. He draws after their mean distance from the sun. They differ || him a train of beautiful light, reseinbling in from the planets in the great variety of the colour and exceeding in lustre the traces of position of their orbits, and in this, that many
the Milky Way; and, instead of Satan, we of them have their course in antecedentia Sig
would compare bim to Raphael, sociably norum, (contrary to the order of the Signs of mild,” of whom the same Poet, by the inouth. tbe Zodiac.) Their number is very g eat; but of Adam, thus speaks, ia language too exqui. there are but few with the elements of whose
site for us to profane it by a parody to suit a motions we are well acquain'ed. The Comet || temporary purpose :of 1680 came very near to the sun on the nih
“Haste hither, Eve, and worth thy sight bebold. of December, its distance not exceeding his
“ Eastward among those trees, what glorious semi-diameter. When io its aphelion, it will
shape be almost 150 times further from the sun than || “Comes this way moving; seems another morn the earth is. Our ideas of the extent of the “ Ris'n on mid noon; some great behest from solar system are thus greatly enlarged. No
heaven satisfactory knowledge has been aoquired con
“To us perhaps he brings.” cerning the cause of that train of light which From the presence of such a messenger we need accompanies the Comets. Some Pbilosophers fear no evil; he brings the pleasantest weather imagine, that it is the rarer atmosphere of the we have experienced this year, aud he comes Comet, impelled by the sun's rays. Others lo witness “ the joy of harvest" in our imagine, that it is a phenomenon of the same fields. kind with the Aurora Borealis, aad that this
HERCULANEAN MANUSCRIPTS. Among || happened at the age of seventy-four. It was the particulars in the Rev. Mr. Hayter's report the custom in those days for ladies and gentle. to the Prince Regent on the Herculanean Ma men to wear their purses hung to a girdle, Buscripts, there are some curious etymological and Moll was famous for attending places of observations. the name of the city is suppus. public resort to cut them off, før which she ed not to be derived from the deity, Hercules, obtained the name of Cutpurse; and to her but from the words of some oriental language, | dexterity in this art we owe the invention of expressive of its vicinity to Mount Vesuvius. ladies pockets, and those used by gentlemen This conjecture is supported by the resem.
in their small-clothes. She likewise practised blauce which the two Hebrew words Har, on the higbway with mueh repute, till having “ mountains," and Kulig. “.burning,” bear to robbed General Fairfax on Hounslow Heath,
but the radical part of Herculaneum. The Sam. for which she was condemned to die,
purnites, the ancieut inbabit:inls of Herculaneum, chased her life and liberty by paying the Gewere always supposed to be of oriental origin;
neral two hundred guineas; she resolved to and a piece of marble, dug up from the ruinis, quit the occupation, and commence broker to and preserved in the Museum of Portici, has
the Loudon thieves, which business she fol. a Samuite inscription, the characters of which I lowed to the day of ber death; and thus set a proceed from right to left, after the easteru
paltern for Jooathau Wyld. She was the manner of writing: This opinion is farther
tirst English woman that ever smoked tobacco; corroborated by the etymology which anti
and when she found that death had ordered quarians bave assigned to the word Vesuvius,
her to lay aside her pipe aud pot, she be. which has been derived from the Hebrew Hesh,
queathed the greater part of her property to or the Chaldaic Hesha, “ fire;" for it was
her nephew, with an order that he should not common for the Romans tos articulate a.fo.
lay it out foolishly, but get drunk with it while
it lasted. She likewise desired to be buried reign aspirate, by a V, and the Greeks by a B. Hence with the latter, Bebios, the naine of with her breech upwards, which was complied the Goddess of fire. Vesta is supposed to
with; and a sinall monument was raised to have the same origig. Those who object to
her memory in St. Bridget's church-yard, and this elymology of Herculaneum remark; that the great Milzoo.wrote the following epitaph, the name could not be given on account of the which was engraven thereon, but the whole burning mountain, as there was no burning
was destroyed by the greal fire in 1666: until the town was destroyed.; but Strabo bas
“ Here lies under the same marble, stated, that the soil and appearance of Vesu
“ Dust, for Time's last sieve to garble; vius exhibited marks of previous eruptions.
“ Dust to perplex a Şadducee,
“ Whether it rise a he or she; In fact, in excavating the two cities of Hercu.
“ Or two in one, a single pair, laneum and Pompeia, volcanic strata were “ Nature's sport, and now her care. found ander the houses and streets, and the “ For how she'll clothe it at last day, streets themselves are paved and the houses
“ Vôless she sighs it all away; built witla volcanic stones and lava.
“ Or where she'll place it, none can tell,
“ And well 'tis purgatory's found,
« Nor sorted with the good or bad;. running, jumping, cudgel-playing, and fight
“ That when the world shall be calcined,
« Aud tbe mixed mass of human kind ing were consonant to ber desires. When
“ Sball sep'rate by that melting fire, she arrived at a state of womanhood, she took
“ She'll stand alone and none come nigh here to wearing man's apparel, wbich she conti.
“ Reader, here she lies till tben, oped to do till the day of her death, whicb “ When truly you'll see her again."
No. XXIII. Vol. IV.-N.S.
STATE OF HIS MAJESTY'S HEALTH.
POFULATION OF LONDON. The census for The following Bulletins have been issued since the City being vow arranged, we bave subjoined a our last Number :
general view of the returns for Westminster, and Windsor Castle, Aug. 30.-- His Majesty is to the respective districts. The returns of the same day nearly as he has been for some days past. districts in the year 1801 are added, and the inWindsor Castle Aug. 31.-There is no material crease to the population more mioutely stated,
while the relative numbers of males and females alteration in his Majesty's symptoms to-day.
Windsor Castle, Sept. 1.–The symptoins of are also given. The disproportion of females to his Majesty's disorder remain nearly the same to males is equally general throughout the kingdom; day as yesterday.
notwithstanding, from the registry of births with Windsor Castle, Sept. 2.-There is little alter- in the bills of mortality, it is calculated that to ation in his Majesty's symptoms to-day.
105 wales, there are less than 100 females borna Windsor Castle, Sept. 3.-His Majesty has | The parishes conspicuous for an accession of in. passed a sleepless night, and is not quite so well habitants are also noticed. Sir William Petty, in this morning.
1632, expected London would go ou increasing Windsor Castle, Sept. 4.—The King had some till the year 1800, at wbich time he thought the sleep last night. His Majesty is this morning | population would amount to five millions! Dr. nearly as he was yesterday.
Brakenbridge, in 1754, calculated the population
Males, Females Total, toms have not varied since yesterday.
London (City), 1811 ..... 57,002 59,093 116,755 Windsor Castle, Sept. 7.-His Majesty con Westminster (City), 1811 74,530 87,543 102,077 tinues in the same state as yesterday.
1801 70.986 89,186 153,271 Windsor Castle, Sept. 9.–The King continues
Increase 3,544 5,237
8,800 in the same state.
28,579 32,590 61,103 Windsor Castle, Sept.g.-His Majesty's symp- || The Borough, 1811 ......
20,701 29,924 56,055 toms have not varied since yesterday. Windsor Castle, Sept.10.-His Majesty's symp
Increase 1,818 2,000 4,484 toms remain the same as yesterday.
Holborn District, 1811 90,204 127,815 224,179 Windsor Castle, Sept. 11.--.There is no altera
1801 79,035 191,757 18,822 tion in his Majesty to-day.
Increase 17,229 20,028 4+,257 Windsor Castle, Sept. 12.--His Majesty's symptoms remain the same as yesterday.
Finsbury District, 1811 44,202 52,383 96,645
1601 33,585 39,683 73,208 Windsor Castle, Sept. 13.–There is no cliange
Increase 10,077 12,700 23,377 in his Majesty's state.
Windsor Castle, Sept. 14.- The king continues | Tower Division, 1811 ... 80,743 125,121 211,809 in tbe same state.
77,300 94,019 171,985 Windsor Castle, Sept. 15.-His Majesty's state
Increase 9,392 30,509 39,584 continues the same. Windsor Castle, Sept. 16.–There is no altera- || Surrey ditto, 1811 64,219 81,346 145,503
1801 ......... 47,199 59,831 107,330 tion in his Majesty to-day. Windsor Castle, Sept. 19.-No change has
Increase 16,720 91,315 38,233 taken place in his Majesty's symptoms.
Middlesex ditto, 1811 ... 34,-77 46,770 80,947 Wiudsor Castle Sept. 23.–There is no altera
27,304 35,191 62,555 tion in his Majesty's state for some time past.
Increase 0,813 11,579 18,392
The population of London, Westminster, and
the above districts, by the present census, ap-
pears, Males 483,781-Females 615,323–Total
statement for the city of London includes the unwary, after four years durance, and whose exwhole of the 105 parishes within the honndaries. | pertness in disposing of seats in Parliament The population of the city has not increased must be fresh in the public mind. His pall is within the last ten years, because its limits are a man of the name of Hall, ahout six feet fixed, and a great number of houses are yearly high, of dark, but handsome manly visage, with converted into warehouses, &c. In the estimate a stern brow, and fluent in address.
Warfor the Surrey district, twelve parishes are in rants for frauds, &c. have been issued from cluded, viz. Christchurch, Lambeth, Newington, Bow-street and Marlborough-street for offences Camberwell, Putney, Clapham, Wandsworth, at the west end of the town, and yet they Rotherhithe, Streatham, Battersea, Bermondsey, were figuring away at the Artichoke Tavern, and Richmond.-The Middlesex parishes are Blackwall, a short time since, where they found Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith, some useful acquaintances in a few hours. Hall Chiswick, Ealing, Edmonton, Tottenham, En was introduced to Captuin Cooper, wbo belongs field, Harrow, Twickenham, Stains, and Ux to a West Indiaman, as wanting a passage to the bridge. The influx of inhabitants since 1801 Caraccas, and he agreed for his passage, &c. appears very conspicuous in the under-named The swindlers gave expensive dinners to a numparishes :
her of their friends, and Hall offered to lend the
Increase, St. Giles and St. Andrew's Holborn 13,948
Captain sums of money. The swindlers having St. Marylebone
got extremely well acquainted with those necesSt. George's and Paneras
90,680 sary for the purpose, ordered a turtle dinner for Hackney and Bethnal Green 85,340 Clerkenwell and Islington
the next day, and then was the time for them to
11,994 Lambeth and Newington
make use of their new acquaintance. A third perKensington and Chelsea
son made bis appearance as a livery servant, who AUDACIOUS ROBBERY, -A hackney coachman, wanted £50 of Mr. Andrews for his master.of the name of Cockerill, was charged at Marl Andrews asked Hall, in a tone of indifference, borough-street Police Office, with having stop if he had £50; when the latter, with seeming inped a female who resides in the neighbourhood || difference, pulled out of his pocket £10; when of Fitzroy-square, and robbed her of a ridicule, l! Andrews expressed he had no small notes, and containing eighteen shillings in silver, and two Hall proffered a checque, but Andrews observed diainond rings, on Tuesday night, Sept. 10. The the money was for an immediate purpose. The prosecutrix stated the case as follows:-She was Captain was present, and the landlord was called, returning home from a public place, about twelve who advanced £30 for the servant, and Hall o'clock, with a female friend, when the prisoner | gave him a cheque on Biddulph and Co. for £50; came up to her, snatebed the ridicule out of her l observing he might keep the £20 till the turtle hand, and attempted to get away. Sbe, however, || dinier. On Mr. Brindle the landlord, going to the beld him fast by the coat, and was thrown down, | banking-house, he was told the party were noted when the prisoner kicked her on the breast. | swindlers, who had got hold of a checque-book. Fortunately for the ends of justice, a respectable || On Mr. Brindle’s return the swindlers had fled, tradesman in Newman-street, was passing at the after borrowing some money of Capt. Cooper. time, who saw the prisoner throw the ridicule There are a multiplicity of other charges against from him, and assisted in securing him, A per
them. son afterwards brought the purse to the prose.
ROBBERY AT BUCKINGHAM-HOUSE. On eatrix, but it contained half the silver only, with Wednesday, the 11th ult. it was discovered by a out the diamond rings. Whilst in the office, and female servant to her Majesty, that the several the prisoner's friends were tampering with the presses in Buckingham-house, which contained prosecutrix to settle, the rings were offered to be her Majesty's Court and other most valuable procured, if the proposal was agreed to; but the dresses, had been opened, and the contents, man who made the offer, had retreated when || amouting in value to £2,000, had been stolen asked for. The prisoner was fully committed for therefrom. Her Majesty's wardrobe had been trial, and the prosecutrix bound over to prose kept in St. James's Palace preyiously to the late cute.
fire, at which time it was removed to BuckingSWINDLING. - The celebrated Richard An-ham-house. It was usual for the female domestic drews, of the first fame amongst the swindling | who had the care of the contents of the presses to fraternity, is again levying contributions on the inspect them once a year; but from the King's