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terminating in a gallery, or circular walk. The men or giants, two and two. Four figures of|or small trees; and the floor round it was edifice was crowned with a tall slender rod, lions of immense size, two and two. These covered with a variety of musical instruments, The beight of the whole fabric I could not were followed by the figures of a variety of clocks, looking-glasses, and other furniture, all exactly learn, but, from its appearance, I should other indescribable beasts and birds, two and that could be begged or borrowed thronghout think it could not be less than three hundred two; and each figure bore its supply of dresses the country, The whole had a surprising cubits. The whole of the interior as well as for the priests. Fight hundred men dressed effect. Having taken our leave of this place, exterior of the building was painted partly in white, with white caps or helmets. These with the same reverence as we entered it, we green and partly yellow, and in some places represented celestial messengers, and their pur proceeded to view the amusements provided covered with gold and silver leaf, which gave pose was as if to shew the soul of the deceased for the evening; consisting of fire : works, it a very rich and splendid appearance, especi; king the way to heaven. Along with these tumbling, rope-dancing, wrestling, & om The ally at a distance. It was also surrounded were many bands of music. The late king's most amusing part of the exhibition was the

in a variety of images representing their deir household. Some of these bore over their heads scrambling of the mob for the pieces, of money ties. Inside the great dome there was a small a large umbrella or canopy, composed of three scattered among them from faux sinall tablets temple, precisely in the form of the large one; or four tiers, and having long fringes suspend erected for the purpose. These were placed in the centre of this, and about two-thirds up, ing from it. Others had swords of state in at short distances from each other, immewas a platform, over which was a small spire, their handa; and all walked in the procession diately before the place where the king and supported upon four pillars about thirty feet in great disorder and confusion.---The late his suite sat. From each of these were thrown high. On this platform was to be placed the king's brother, in a handsome open carriage, occasional handsful of coin, consişting of half body. The whole of this interior building, of singular form and workmanship, highly and quarter tiçals. In this mauner a few laun. but particularly near the place where the body gilded and ornamented, and the roof terminat. dred ticals were expended nightly during the was to be deposited, was highly gilded, and ing in a small temple containing cloth for the continuance of the festival, which lasted ten otherwise richly decorated with gold and silver priests. This was drawn by a number of men days. In addition to this, there were given leaf. The great building was surrounded with and horses—Choufa, the late king's son, in a away in alms daily at the palace, during the low sheds or houses, for the accommodation of similar carriage, but still handsomer.--Choufa same period, five hundred tiçals. The amusethe priests who flocked from all parts of the Noë, the late king's nephew, a boy, in a very ments generally were very poor.

What apkingdom to assist at the ceremony. Outside superb carriage, holding in his hand the end of peared to me deserving of more admiration of these sheds there were erected twelve small a sash of gold tissue, the other end being at-than any thing else, was the very orderly pagodas, at convenient distances from each tached to the next carriage immediately after manner in which the people conducted themother, and these also were decorated in a man- him, and which contained the body of the late selves, notwithstanding the vast concourse ner corresponding with the large temple. The king. This last was most elegantly gilded and collected from all parts of the country. The groạnd within the sheds just mentioned, which decorated, and supported by the great officers preparations and conduct of the whole affair was about thirty yards wide, was covered in of state, walking in single files at the sides of did the Siamese much credit, and would not with basket-work of bamboos, as were also all the carriage, all dressed in white, having hel. disgrace any country in Europe. They certhe passages leading from the palace, for the mets on their heads, sandals on their feet, tainly thought not a little of it themselves, better accommodation of the royal pedestrians, and carrying white wands in their hands. and frequently asked me if I ever saw the like This was the state of the preparations a few A carriage containing a quantity of sandal. before. I was obliged to confess had not. days previous to the commencement of the wood and other perfumes for the pile. The The fire from which the pile is lighted they ceremony. The 23d of April, 1825, was the bier was followed by soldiers, figures of ani- pretend is celestial, baving, as they allege, day fixed upon for the removal of the remains mals, musicians, and messengers, of the same been taken from a ball of fire which fell at of his late majesty from the palace to the fune- number and kind with those which preceded the door of the palace several centuries ago, ral pile. I was invited, along with some of it, and in the same order. After these came and which has never since been suffered to my friends, to see the ceremony. We reached the late king's brothers, forty in number, all extinguish. Charity to the lower animals is the place appointed for us as early as seven on horseback, in single file, and according to considered by the Siamese, as a religious virtue o'clock in the morning, to avoid the bustle of seniority. Each was followed by a train of of great merit, and this frequently gives rise the crowd collecting from all parts. The situa- servants on foot, dressed in white. The pro- at funerals to a disgusting and abominable tion appointed for ys was not the most conve- cession terminated at twelve o'clock, with little rite, never performed, however, except in comnient, being only an open shed close by the confusion and no outrage whatever, notwith pliance with the dying request of the deceased. road along which the procession was to pass. standing the immense crowd which was col. It consists in cutting slices of flesh from the Here we were much annoyed with heat and lected, and which consisted of nearly the whole corpse, and with these feeding the birds of dust, but being as well provided for as the population of Bang-kok, and a vast number of prey and dogs, which are seen in numbers Cochin Chinese ambassador, who had come to strangers from the most distant provinces of about the temples waiting for this horrid feast. Siam for the express purpose of honouring the the kingdom. On the following day we were After this ugly rite, the remains of the body ceremony, we had no right to complain

: we invited to see the body lie in state on the are buried in the usual manner. The only had, moreover, the honour of being accompa- funeral pile, in the small temple, within the honourable funeral amongst the Siamese con. nied by the Prah-klang's son, and by the in- great dome, previous to its being burnt. On sists in burning the body, and the practice is tendant of the Porte. The procession began to our arrival within the palace enclosure, we very general. It seems to be viewed as a remove at nine o'clock, or in Siamese time at were conducted in by old Phya Chula and his ligious rite, and as a ceremony necessary, to three o'clock, and in the following order.- son, who of course did not forget to exact from assist the passage of the soul to a higher grade Several hundred soldiers, dressed principally in us all the necessary marks of respect to the in the scale of transmigration, and finally to blue and red camlet, with caps of the same body of their late master. The large domę its extinction or rest. The persons not deemed material, walking at a slow pace, without order, had four entrances, each of which was guarded worthy of this rite, are women dying preg. and bearing in their hands long poles of bamboo night and day by a prince of the blood, from nant, or in child-birth ; persons who come to in the manner of flag-staffs, on the tops of the time the body was placed within it. On a sudden death ; persons who die of the smallwhich were artificial flowers of large size. A our arrival at one of these entrances, we were pox; and malefactors. The death of all such similar number of men, not soldiers, carrying obliged to take off our shoes. Having then is considered as the punishment of some of. banners of silk and cloth, of a triangular shape, paid our compliments to the prince, we pro- fence in the present or a former state of existupon which were various devices, consisting of ceeded to the place where the body lay. "On ence. They are consequently deemed un. dragons, serpents, and other monsters, painted approaching, iting we made our obeisance, and worthy of regular, funereal rites, and buried. or embroidered.-Two carriages, each drawn sat down, of course, on the floor, which was, Under ordinary circumstances, so much im. by a single horse. The figure of a rhinoceros however, well covered with mats. The scene portance is attached to the rite of burning the of the size of an elephant, upon a sledge or presented here was the most magnificent 1 dead, that if the ceremony cannot be percarriage on low wheels, drawn by men and ever saw. From the roof of the large dome formed soon after death, either from poverty, horses, with a small temple on its back, in were suspended the most beautiful ornaments or from the party dying at a distance, the which was a quantity of yellow dresses, to be of Siamese manufacture in gold and silver, body is first huried, and afterwards, as soon given to the priests as offerings. Two figures made for the occasion, as well as an infinite as convenient or practicable, disinhumed, and of elephants (very large), drawn as above.- variety of European chandeliers, lamps, &c. consigned to the funeral pile. Of persons of Two figures of horses, similarly drawn.-Four But the smal temple was still more sump- distinction, a few of the bones are kept, and figures of large monkeys, two and two.-Four tuously ornamented, being literally covered either preserved in urns in the houses of their figures of eagles, two and two... Four tigures with gold and silver leaf. Over the body were relatives, or buried, with little pyramidal moof cocks, two and two. Four figures of wild / suspended a variety of gold and silver branches, numents over them, in the ground adjacent to

the temples. Of these monuments we saw a subject of metaphysios is inextricably involved, ness, affection, and compassion-more of all good number; they are small and paltry, it would be difficult to name any work in that is endearing and capable of soothing human without any inscription. The practice of im- which a more clear and rational view of it woes; but less firmness of character, except, molating living victims with the dead, as is taken, than in the few pages which Dr. E. indeed, when affection subsists. Although vapractised in Hindostan and some other coun- has annexed to Blumenbach's sixth section. rium et mutabile semper foemina, is a true chatries of the East, is unknown to the Siamese Unblinded by bigotry, and unbiased by mere racter; yet nothing is too irksome, too painful, än any form-one advantage, at least, if there philosophy, he appears as a mediator between or too perilous, for a mother, a wife, or a misbe no other, which humanity gains from the the two extremes ; and so reconciles the op- tress, to endure or attempt for the object of her avowed principle of the doctrines of Buddha, posing differences, by adducing the pith of the love." which denounces the shedding of blood. There most recherches on either side, as to establish His description of all the celebrated human is one species of suicide, however, which is the Christian religion on its firmest basis. varieties, lusus naturæ, and monstrosities which reckoned meritorious. This is considered as a These are his opinions.

have been seen, and are well authenticated, is solemn religious sacrifice of the highest order. * In contending that the mind is a power of highly interesting. In a note on the “ nisus The victim who devotes himself to self-destruc- the living brain, and the exercise of it the formativus" he says tion, sits down on the ground, covered all over functions of that organ, I contend for merely a * The circumstance of longing during pregwith quantities of cloth dipped in oil, and physical fact; and no Christian who has just nancy is rather curious. Many long for certain smeared with other combustibles. He sets fire conceptions of the Author of Nature will hesi. nice articles of food, and become much distressed to the materials himself, and patiently suffers tate to look boldly at Nature as she is, lest he if not gratified ; but others for coals, sealingdeath, with his hands raised before his face, in should discover facts opposite to the pronuncia- wax, filax, tar, chalk, raw meat, and live fish. an attitude of devotion. The relations of one tions of his revelation ; for the Word and the Tulpius mentions a lady having devoured 1400 who performs such a sacrifice are for ever works of the Almighty cannot contradict each herrings in her pregnancy. But Ludovicus after taken under the special protection of the other.

Vives tells us of a woman who longed for a bite sovereign. Such sacrifices as these are ex. " Seeing that the brain thinks, and feels, in the back of a young man's neck, and would 'tremely rare, as may be inferred from the and wills, as clearly as that the liver has the have miscarried if not gratified : and Langius, nature of the reward."

power of producing bile, and does produce it ; of another who had set her heart upon biting [To be continued.]

and a salt the power of assuming a certain a baker's shoulder, which she saw bare and form, and does crystallise -- the physical en- white as he carried his bread to the oven every

gineer leaves others at liberty to fanoy an morning. The husband bribed the baker at The Elements of Physiology, by J. Fred. Blu- hypothesis of its power being 'a subtle, imma- so much each bite. The poor fellow stood menbach, M.D. F.R.S. Prof. Med. Gött. terial, immortal substance exactly as they two very manfully ; but when a third was Translated from the Latin, with Copious fancy life to be a subtle fluid.

talked of, his courage failed. A woman at Notes, by John Eliotson, M.D. Cantab. &c. They should reflect, that the belief of an Andernach on the Rhine longed for her hus. Ach edition. 8vo. pp. 582. London, 1828. immaterial substance removes no imagined dif-band, and is declared to have murdered him, Longman and Co.

ficulty, as it is the peculiar doctrine of Scrip. eaten what she could, and salted the rest.” ALTHOUGH we do not in general undertake to ture; in distinction to that of all the heathen There is, in short, no limit to the anecdotes, review medical publications, yet the fourth edi. philosophers and people, that the resurrection observations, and researches of the translator ; tion of Blumenbach's Physiology, translated by will be positively of body--that in our flesh we and whether we look into it with a view of obDr. Elliotson, has so many claims upon the pub- shall see God; and that therefore our minds taining knowledge or deriving amusement, we lic, that we cannot permit it to issue from the must appear as much a property of body here are sure of our object. The work concludes press without expressing our high estimation after as at present. This only, the Christian, with a disquisition on the Growth and De

of its value. We do not hesitate to declare, doctrine of a future state is reasonable. The crease of the Human System --- on the Cor» that the faithful translation of that learned heathen doctrine was' grounded on the sup- poreal Characteristics of Man -- and on the

physiologists original text, together with the posed inherent immortality of a supposed sub. Varieties of Mankind. He divides the very comprehensive Notes subjoined by his stance distinct from the body: the Christian latter, with Blumenbach, into five — the translator, render it the most complete work doctrine teaches the resurrection of what we Caucasian, Mongolian, Æthiopian, American, on the subject which has ever come under our obviously are- - bodies; and that through a and Malay; and observes farther" Not only inspection. In the “ march of intellect," of miracle of the Almighty."

have the five varieties their distinctive cha. which we hear so much in most of the depart- We regret that our narrow limits preclude us racteristios, but the different nations comprements of science in the present day, it is most from entering upon many or all of the subjects hended in each variety have each their peousatisfactory to observe that physiology is not in which the work embraces; for we feel confident liarities, both mental and corporeal : among the rear; and the recent experiments made by that the interesting information conveyed in the Caucasians, for example, the Germans, its modern patrons and disciples have thrown the chapters on Respiration, Animal Heat, Per- French, Spaniards, and English, are extremely such light upon the functions of the different spiration, the Voice, &e. would obviate any different from each other. Nay, the provinces organs--but especially the brain and nerves necessity for apology on the score of prolixity. of the same country differ, and the families of the of the human body, that the subject is rapidly Speaking of the hair, he says:

same province; and, in fact, every individual emerging from the confines of medicine, and “The hairs have been represented destitute has his own peculiar countenance, figure, contassuming a tone of general interest. Many of life; but they have turned gray in a sinstitution, form of body, and mental character. men, indeed, of superior intelleet, as Bacon, gle night from distress of mind (and other A question here presents itself-Are the difLocke, &c., have evinced an almost profes- causes). In illness they often grow soft ferences among mankind to be ascribed to the sional zeal

' in matters of such vital importance. and hang about the head. I know a lady influence of various causes upon the descend. Gibbon the historian considered his education whose hair will not keep in curl if she is in ants of two, or of more, but all similar primary so incomplete without a knowledge of the his- the slightest degree indisposed ; and a young parents :-or to original differences in more tory of himself, that he began the study of gentleman whose profuse curly hair becomes than two primary parents? This being a anatomy when he was advanced in years : and straight under the same circumstances. On physical subject, is now always physically in. as government appears determined to facilitate the other hand, a case is recorded in which it vestigated ; without reference to the Bible, the attainment of the science, a few comments always curled in a fit of the gout, &c.". except as an historical work, in conformity on the work before us may not be mal-do The notes on the Functions of the Nervous both with the opinion of Locke, that only propos.

System, &c. &c. are perhaps more adapted to matters above human reason are the proper In his chapter on the Blood, Dr. Elliotson the medical than the public eye ; and hence subjects of revelation ; and of Bacon, that rehas offered some interesting remarks respecting we pass them over, although they abound

in ligious and philosophical inquiry should be its motion and properties, and given a concise curious facts, anecdotes, and experiments,

which kept separate, and not pompously united. A view of the analyses and experiments which evince indefatigable and extensive research in true revelation cannot suffer by the progress have been made ; by which it appears, that the the writer. Those on Sleep, on Food and of philosophy; but philosophy has seriously ingredients of which it is composed are the Hunger, on Digestion, &c. are most instructive suffered by ignorant appeals to Scripture. Bea same in brutes as in ourselves, and differ only and entertaining.

sides, many will not listen to arguments from in their proportions. In his notes on the In his notes on the general Differences of Seripture in matters of philosophy, alleging Mental Faculties, he has introduced some strong the Sexes, he says

the want of proof of inspiration. Dr. Bostock, arguments in support of Phrenology; but cer. “ Inferior to man in reasoning powers and one of the most careful and amiable of in tainly not to our conviction.

corporeal strength, woman possesses more senquirers, does not hesitate to say, that we do - Notwithstanding the obscurity in which the sibility of both body and mind-more tender. Jaot find that the writer of the Book of Genesis lays claim to any supernatural source of in-serpent: on the friezes of the altar was, on / of a thousand voices in the open air; though formation with respect to natural phenomena ; one side, · For ever ;' on the second, “ Pour that effect is frequently destroyed by the harsh while the whole tenor of his work seems to toujours :' and on the third, “ Per semper.' and ungenial sound of the drums accompanying shew, that on such topics he adopted the From the corners of the altar rose twisted the military part of the procession. The splenopinions which were current among his con- branches, which terminated in half-figures of did habits of the priests—the display of ban. temporaries.'"

boys, holding finely cut glass dishes, now filled ners_five hundred females in pure white, with After a review of the leading opinions on with various kinds of preserves and confections. their voices swelling in the wind_and a strong this interesting topic, he concludes At the four corners of the chief table were military escort, formed, altogether, a scene

“We have reason to believe that among the large figures of solid silver, representing the sufficiently imposing: the streets through which myriads of worlds, and systems of worlds, in seasons, and near their pedestals were placed, they passed were hung with tapestry, white the universe, world after world, and system in gold dishes, exquisite specimens of the fruits drapery, &c. &c. France has lost another of after system, are, like countries, and like ani. appropriate to each ; while the middle of the her marshals in the person of the Marquis de mals and vegetables, silently and successively table all along was covered with fruits and ices Lauriston: he died of a fit of apoplexy, at the destroyed, and others produced. Our new of every kind, in vases or dishes of the most house of Le Gallors, one of the dancers at the earth Lamarck imagines to have been endowed beautiful porcelain. The plates for the guests Opera ; but as the papers have it, at his own by the Creator with such powers, that, under were of silver gilt; the spoons, forks, and house, receiving the aid of religion, and sur. certain circumstances, portions of its matter knives, were gold; and superb decanters of wine rounded by his family. He is, however, regretted became animated and organised ; and these were placed on various parts of the table, in as a great friend to the arts, and is said to have animated portions he imagines to have been large embossed silver flagons.

had sufficient judgment blended with his taste. endowed with the property of becoming more « The grand party in the pavilion were The funeral-service was celebrated with great and more complicated in their structure, and most agreeably engaged in lively, elegant con- pomp, and the body conveyed to Père la Chaise excellent in their properties, till, in the course versation, till Lady Freeman was asked to with all the splendour of military display ; of countless ages, the world came to abound as sing. She looked at Sir William (who seemed the interest not a little increased by seeing so it does in all the varieties of living beings, with to approve), and immediately, without excuse many of his old companions in arms-marshals the human race at their head."

or apology, she sung a very fine Scotch air with and generals whose fame and fortune have

great taste and feeling. Her ladyship then survived the master who led them on to riches The Rector of Overton : a Novel. 3 vols. 12mo. asked for a song from Mrs. Mostyn, assuring and glory. Fisher and Son.

the company, at the same time, how greatly After repeated disappointments, it was at This novel takes indeed high ground: it is she should be out-done by her sister. Mrs. length finally arranged, that his Majesty should meant to defend the higher orders of society in Mostyn offered to sing one part of a duet with review the troops in and about Paris. Some England from the shafts aimed at them by the the Doctor, and, as they hvere accustomed to uneasy recollections probably interfered to reflying novelists (quære, what is a flying no- sing together, those who knew them well anti- tard it ; for it was in consequence of the convelist ?) of the last few months;-these said cipated much gratification. Mrs. Mostyn, with duct of the national guards at one of the last higher orders conducting themselves in a very a very fine voice, had made advantage of the reviews, that the ordonnance appeared for the different manner from what has been repre- best instruction, to cultivate a fine taste: the disbanding of that celebrated body. On Satursented by the pseudo fashionable painters. Of Rector had a rich tenor voice, and was a com. day, however, it took place on the mp de their blundering ignorance, the following au- plete master of music.”

Mars. It was certainly a splendid sight: the thentic specimens will suffice to convict them. It is thus the “higher orders” shew their cuirassiers were almost too dazzling to look Ex. gr., a dinner.

“ moral elevation ;” so, at least, states our upon, from the strong reflection of a brilliant “Dr. Mostyn, being asked, solicited a bless, author, from having lived among them. We sun upon their highịy polished breastplates ; ing in a few words, for he thought long should like to know in what capacity. the garde royale, the garde du corps, the gen. prayers, on such occasions, absurd and un

darmerie, and the artillery, were as fine bomeaning; and the whole of the guests began

SIGHTS OF BOOKS.

dies of men as ever entered a field ; the troops their refection with an eagerness that shewed Nouveaux Tableaux de Paris, bet Observations of the line, far, far' inferior, I should say, to the air of Woodland Mount was conducive to

sur les Mæuts et Usades des Parisiens, au even our local militia. There were about appetite. The hostess was politely attentive commencement du xixe siècle. 2 tom. 18,000 men : no evolutions were performed ; to every one of the numerous party; Lord

in-120 A Paris, chez Pillet aîné. 1828. but the king and a very brilliant staff passed Derington was all attention to see how his From these volumes something of Parisian down each line, and they afterwards marched bride was admired; Sir William Freeman, at habits may be learnt; but they want the pi- by him. The Dauphine, the Dutchess de the bottom of the table, made all happy that quancy which imparts value to such publica. Berri, and the Duc de Bordeaux, were in a car. were near him; but the Rector, by his bril- tions, and form but a poor sequel to the Papers riage, and followed the king's cortège round liant yet dignified conversation, charmed every of the Hermit of the Chaussée d'Antin. the field. The heat was so extreme, that one. “ In the mean time, the Duchess of MEmma de Lissau, dc. · By the Author of their load :-I will not go the extent of saying

many of the cuirassiers literally fainted under at another part of the table, was relaxing her

Sophia de Lissau.” 2 vols

. 12mo. Lon- they were roasted alive; but certainly they fine but rigid features into something like a Sophia De Lissau is a curious and interest

don, 1828. Gardiner and Son.

were over-done. smile, while she entertained those who were near her with remarks or suggestions of stero features of Jewish prejudices and customs. ing narrative, which exhibits many striking error into which our countrymen have fallen.

I take this opportunity of correcting a great It

They foolishly imagine that we distinguished with madest lustre whenever there was an seems, however, that the authoress had wrought ourselves at the battle of Navarin :-no such opportunity for unobtrusive remarks, and his out her vein in that performance, for the pre-thing; it was all managed by the French. 1 attentive services were addressed to all. In sent is little more than the dross of the same was at the Circus on Saturday night, to see a

. this way, every one feeling happy, the dinner

grand melo-dramatic spectacle- the Death of was unusually prolonged ; and, at last, when

Bisson. The French admiral who commanded the Rector of Overton had offered a concise ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. is one of the leading characters; and from the thanksgiving for the refreshment, the sound of

description he gives in the piece, it was quite distant music was heard. Lady Derington The last week has been remarkably gay; for evident that the whole glory and danger be. immediately rose, as did the rest of the com- we have had a fite, a funeral, and a review,- longed to the French. It is true, I believe, pany, and Lord Benson gracefully, and with and all received, in the language of the play- that Sir Edward Codrington and the Russian deep respect, taking her hand, led her out of bills, “ with unanimous approbation.” There admiral were there, but I suspect in the cha. the dining-room."

are two descriptions of persons in this world : racters of aides-de-camp: they were both in. A Dessert." In the middle of the longest one who will not be pleased--the other easily troduced in the scene, but had not a word to table, opposite to the bridal chair, stood an satisfied : of the latter class I avow myself á say for themselves. By the way, what is our epergne, if it might be so called, executed in member. The processions at the fite Dieu give Lord High Admiral about? I find that he has massive silver, by order of Lord Benson. On ample scope for both parties : one who can changed the uniform of the admirals : for if a fine ornamented base, it shewed, in large trace in it nothing but mummery and pagan- the French, who pride themselves so much chased figures, Cupid and Hymen binding Time ism—the other not willing to quarrel with a upon correctness of costume, are not very with rosy bands to an altar, on which stood mass of persons because they choose to wor- wrong indeed, the dress is now green, with a two closely united hearts, round which an ele- ship God after another fashion :-and, after all, red sash and a large military feather !!! gant personification of Minerva was placing al there is something really imposing in the chant! Macready plays Virginius on Monday next.

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Another Correspondent, , speaking of the spects, to influence the manners and customs Lunar Phases and Conjunctions. Duc de Lauriston's funeral, says : -As rank of Paris : par exemple, white hats for gentlefollows rank, the principal part of the haute men are all the rage; so are hunting vests d

( Last Quarter, in Pisces noblesse, the officers of state, and the king's l'Anglais ; wristbands of chemises peep from

O New Moon, in Gemini household, marshals, and generals, assisted at beneath the sleeve of the fashionables, in imi.

• First Quarter, in Virgo the ceremony, and conveyed to his last home tation of London elegants ; tea is no longer

à Virginis him who only the Sunday before followed in considered a medicine, but an excellent beve.

O Full Moon, in Capricornus . 26 10 19 the procession of the fété Dieu, appearing in rage; knives and forks are changed at table; The moon will be in conjunction with all the vigour of health. About eleven in the finger-glasses are adopted ; love of horses in.

Saturn in Gemini forenoon the cortège quitted the family re-creased ; carpets are laid down in winter, and

Mercury in Cancer sidence in the Place Vendôme for the chapel the word comfortable is admitted ; doctors give of the Assomption in the Rue St. Honore : the mercury to lay up a store of future disease;

Jupiter in Virgo

Mars in Sagittarius hearse, decorated with four pair of colours, builders run up houses so that they may tumtrophies of former victories, was drawn by six ble within a few years ; English wives are liked

11th day-Mercury stationary. 24th day, horses decked with black plumes: on the cof. when they possess English fortunes-nay, even

6 hrs. 30 min.-in inferior conjunction, 4 deg. fin lay the marshal's ducal mantle, le baton de the wedded wife has the honour sometimes of 42 min. south of the sun. maréchal, and different orders--emblems of being sued, loved, and forgotten, and Milord

6th day – Venus stationary: 11th dayhuman vanity. The whole of the way was Anglais obliged to wear the willow in conse

one digit of the western limb illuminated, and lined with military, and a band of music pre- quence. If such ingredients compose an En- apparent diameter of 52 sec. This is the most ceded, performing one of those solemn marches glishman, the chief part of the fashionable pleasing and advantageous form in which this which fill the mind with not unpleasing me- world here may then be mistaken for such ; planet can be seen, its delicate crescent being lancholy. Brilliant equipages were numerous; but as for any harmony of sentiment, ideas, beautifully defined, and appearing under nearly but the duke's own steed, covered all over with or taste, it does not exist.

its greatest angle of 57 sec. black cråpe, and led by two ecuyers, looked The arrival of Macready in Paris has created Venus reach considerably beyond a semicircle; neither the least noble nor interesting of the a sensation not easily described. The French occasioned, it is supposed, by the atmosphere procession. As custom is most arbitrary here, are grateful to him for having been the first to being more luminous than the orb of the planet, the torch-bearers were chosen from the dregs give rise to a theatrical revolution, and turn on which it is exceedingly rare that any spots of misery. The catafalque, under which the the balance of stage laws in favour of the na.

One of her horns is occasionally coffin was placed during the service for the tural. As yet, however, no essential good has observed to vary its appearance, alternately dead, was sumptuous. The streamers were been derived from a change of goût: authors blunt and sharp, arising, probably, from the held by the Dukes de Reggio and Belluno : the are abundant, but genius most sterile in the shadow of some mountain, which, by the rota. chief mourner was the Maréchal Lauriston's dramatic line; and notwithstanding the puffs tion of the planet, intercepts periodically the youngest son, a very fine young man: he never of newspapers, I have seen nothing worth re

light, and furnishes an opportunity of deterceased to weep, and seemed totally unequal to cording, or capable of exciting interest, in the mining her diurnal' revolution. 27th day, the task imposed on him. Père la Chaise re- late theatrical compositions.

20 hrs --Venus will pass 6 deg. 15 min. to the ceived the remains of the duke; and if any M. de Pougerville has published his second south of the sun, and cease to be “Vesper, thing could reconcile one to return to their edition of his Translation of Lucretius, and spe

the star of eve." Shortly after this conjuncmother earth, it would be this palace of tombs, culates on the vacant place at the Académie tion, this planet will reappear as Phosphorus, where the winding-sheet of the dead appears Française, formerly occupied by the late M. or “ Lucifer, the son of the morning.” It a beautiful verdure, enamelled with flowers. I de Séze: his competitor is M. de Barante, is under these denominations that the poets can imagine nothing more beautiful than this who, in all probability, will succeed. Mr. Say's refer to this bright world: they dignify the spot, particularly at this season. When all na. Treatise on Political and Practical Economy beautiful orb when east of the sun

as of the ture is in its freshness. As I entered the has made a great noise here. A refutation of lovelier sex : and when west of the sun, or the gates of the burial-ground, I perceived a family his opinions is preparing, by a man of consider- morning star, as of the nobler gender. Thus in deep mourning, amongst whom was a young able genius, and will appear in the ensuing

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“ So from the seas exerts his radiant head, man bearing a rake. As he looked in deep month. Sir Walter Scott's Sermons are much

That star by whom the lights of heaven are led ; despair, I went, from curiosity, to the tomb he sought after: the French say, if he will come Shakes from his rosy locks the pearly dews, had been arranging, and found written in pen- and preach himself, they promise him a full

Dispels the darkness, and the day renews." cil-marks — “ Ton Auguste ne sera jamais house, and proselytes without number. As he is Mars is now a conspicuous object, appearing heureux jusqu'il te rejoindra.” Could I have read in the original, his language is sufficiently under his greatest angle of 26 sec., passing the believed in the immortality of his attachment, appreciated, which is not always the case when meridian about midnight, at a very little eleI might have sympathised somewhat in his translated.' Efforts are making to create a vation above the horizon, being not only in affliction ; but I never yet knew a Frenchman tragedy from Mr. Bulwer's Rebel; but as the most southern sign, but having his greatest whose philosophy could not conquer love, or Frenchmen are totally ignorant of Irish cha- southern latitude. whose affection could combat against in- racter, I cannot conceive their supplying the 1st day-Jupiter having retrograded from terest.

scenes necessary for stage-plot and effect. I Libra, is stationary near a Virginis. 28th I lately went to the Jardin des Plantes to read the French translation of his poem, and day, 7 hrs. 30 min._in quadrature. There visit our new relatives (according to M. Bory own I found it totally unworthy of the ori- will be only two visible eclipses of the satelSt. Vincent): indeed this connexion between ginal.

lites this month. man and monkeys is not very flattering; as of Kean's having visited Talma's tomb at Père

First satellite all animals they are the least interesting, and la Chaise has much Aattered the Parisians ;

Third satellite look rather like a parody on our race than like particularly as they discovered on the stone 30th day, 9 hrs. 30 min. an interesting creatures having an affinity to it."

the words * Tu vivras,” traced with the point configuration. The first satellite behind the Last week crowds of the curious ran to see of a knife, and signed, “ Kean.” This action disc second and fourth in conjunction, and the wonderful child whose eyes are the miracle is quite sufficient to immortalise our tragedian; the third to the east of the primary. of Paris, having the words Emperor Napoleon -50 much do the French admire any display 16th day, 2 hrs. Saturn in conjunction, written distinctly in the circle which sur- of sensibility and sentiment in others, though after which this planet will appear in the east, rounds the sight. Though the police has in- so short-lived with themselves blooming but a little before sunrise. terfered to prevent the exhibition of the child, to die, and dying never to revive. still the mother has managed to gain large sums

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tion. This planet may be found by the two ARTS AND SCIENCES.

stars in the head of the Goat, which point Anglo-mania continues, in some minor re

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southern star (B Capricorni) about five degrees, • Apropos of this subject, Letters from a Monkey, by 1st day - the sun forms the vertex, of an or twice the distance of these pointers from an author of renown, are about to be published-that is, isosceles triangle with the two bright stars one another. Uranus passes the meridian at I they can escape the censure; but it appears M. Le Castor and Pollux ; the earth, as seen from the following times respectively: somewhat unpolitely at certain high personages. This the sun, in conjunction with the double star monkey author attacks the naturalists for daring to 2 , Sagittarii, and very near the planet Mars. 113 30 | 11 12 18 1 21 12 6 make the comparison between him and man, proving his 18th day - the sun enters the constellation own superiority. The Irony the work contains is said to

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sities well calculated to interest the visitor, of these cures are not a little extraordinary; NATIONAL REPOSITORY, CHARING CROSS. On Monday this new and patriotic design was British arts and British commerce. and to induce practical results favourable to and the parties are equally willing, or rather

desirous, to communicate the same information thrown open to view, and a great number of

to others which they have communicated to persons of all ranks, from the peer to the arti- CURE OF CONSUMPTIVE DISEASES.--N0. rv.sus. We have, therefore, done our duty by san, hastened to visit and inspect the Exhibi- AGREEABLY to the pledge in our last No., we opening the inquiry: and here we will panse, tion. The extensive gallery which runs from have now to say a few words on some of the at any rate for some weeks, til, from new end to end of the King's Mews has been very recent cases in which the practice of Mr. St. materials and more experience, we farther asneatly fitted up for this purpose ; and various John Long has been represented to us, by the certain the beneficial result; though from some articles of curious and highly wrought manu- individuals concerned, as eminently success of the earliest cures remaining firm and without factures-models of looms, bridges, &c. &c.- ful ; but first, perhaps, we might with pro- relapse, we confess we are inclined to consider and specimens of useful and improved articles priety indicate, in part, of what that practice little more necessary, for domestic comfort or foreign commerce, were consists. Mr. Long, we are assured, ad. arranged with labels, descriptive of the peculiar ministers no drugs; he utterly disapproves of

LITERARY AND LEARNED. qualities which obtained them admission.* bleeding ; and he maintains these broad prin- OXFORD, June 21.-Wednesday being the day appointed Excellent as this plan appears to us to be, ciples--that nothing

ought to be given to the for "he"énçænia, or commemorations of beneracions, the it does not seem to have at first taken the deep invalid which is not susceptible of being con- poblemen, heads of houses, &c, went in procession to the and wide root which we should have expected. verted into nourishment;--that nothing

ought Law was conferred on Captain Sir R. T. Rickets, bant The English people are either slow to move in to be given to the adult which might not safely The prize compositions were recited by the several ausuch matters,

or their habits lead more to sepa. be given to a child ;--that nothing should be thorsMr. Claughton, of Trinity College: Mr. Bewell rate and individual exertion in the way of given in small quantities which might not be Mr. Anstice, of Christ Church. trade, than to national and congregate efforts. given in large quantities ;-and that nothing The following subject is proposed, for an English essay, Yet no one can doubt but that a Repository ought to be given

for an internal disease that at the theological price for the year 1829 What were the like this, under judicious management, may be would not be curative of an external malady. in the first centuries of Christianity ? made to contribute most essentially, not only from these premises it seems fair to infer that On Thursday last the following degrees to private interests , but to general benefits

, there is at least no danger in the course of Christ Church; . Russeli, St Mary Mall: Rev. The wealthy speculator, manufacturer, and medicament professed to be pursued ; and this Hewitt, Queen's College Rex. T. Middleton, Rer. 1: tradesman, may have sufficient power to publish brings us to the statements of patients to which Riddell, St. Edmund Hall: Rev. P. Jacobs, Corpus Christi

College: Rev. G, Moberly, Fellow, R. D. Hoblyn, Balthe merits of his products, and push his adven- we have alluded.

liol College; Rev. G. E. Eyre, Rev. W. J. Copleston, tures throughout the community; but the poor

These parties, of the rank, and consequent Fellow, Oriel College; T. Sale, W. Robertson, Demys. ingenious man is often doomed to toil in obu intelligence, of colonels in the army, clergy- Rev. E. W. F. Latimer, Lincoln College : Rex. H. K. scurity, while his clever devices and improve men, the highest mercantile character in Lon- Cornish, Rev. W. Heberden, Fellows, Rev. W. Gardener, ments are lost to society. To the latter class, a don, various liberal professions, and ladies

, Exeter College

. W. Monkbouse, public depôt must be an object of the utmost have severally and unitedly given us the most Chester, Scholars, Queen's College F. L. Novo priei importance; and we are rather surprised at solemn assurances of their past almost hope- College : E. Vivian, E. F. Glanville, Exeter College: seeing so few instances in these rooms of their less condition, and of their present improving lege; H. S. Trimmer, Merton College. having availed themselves of the facilities it health or complete convalescence. We canaffords them. Perhaps, as the thing, becomes not, therefore, entertain a doubt of the efficacy CAMBRIDGE, June 20..The Porson prize for the bet better known, to which we trust this notice of their treatment: they were ill, had suffered verse) was on Wednesday last adjudged to C. Wordsworth, will conduce, the authors of mechanical and long under chronic disorders, were considered of Trinity

College. Subject froitis and Cressida, Act kl

. other useful inventions will pour in their con- incurable they are recovering strength, appe- Scene 3, beginning.-" Time kath, my lord, 1 wallet on tributions, and avail themuelves of the oppor- tite, and spirits, or they are cured. The term

his back," does and ending" And drave great Mars to tunity of serving themselves, at the same time consumption, it is true, is not easily defined ; that they may promote the credit and advan- and it would puzzle more learned persons than tage of their country. One obstacle certainly those who bear this testimony, to show that JUNE 5, 1828. A paper was read, entitled, intervenes to prevent this in a considerable the complaints actually removed, were, strictly on the Laws of the Deviation of Magnetised degree: we allude to the jealousy with which speaking, consumptions, whether catarrhal

, Needles towards Iron. By S. H. Christie, inventors and projectors regard their own sug- apostematous, tubercular, or dyspeptic. But Esq., M.A. F.R.S., &c. gestions. They are afraid of their ideas being if we find such symptoms as languor

, cough, The author had pointed out, several years stolen and appropriated by others, and hardly clifficulty of respiration, expectoration of puru- ago, the law of deviation of a magnetised hope to protect, when openly displayed, what lent mucus, quickness of pulse, &c. yield to needle (either freely suspended, or constrained all the guards of patent rights so obviously fail any process employed in the healing art, we to move in any particular plane,) from its nato shield from infringement. As there is much think we are in candour bound to acknow- tural position, by the influence of masses of force in this objection, at least to the exhibi. ledge that such process deserves the name of a iron in its vicinity. This law.was founded on tion of novelties, it is desirable that some rules "Cure for Consumptive Diseases" which we the hypothesis that the iron attracted both the should be laid down to save them, from inva: have placed at the head of these potices. If poles of the needle, the position of which, resion, for their original proprietors. In other one class is amended by myrrh, and another by sulting from this action, might be determined respects, we look to see this collection gradu; balsam of copaiba, and a third by tar, in regu by that of an imaginary minute magnetic ally enriched with the productions of British lar practice,

what is there to make us utterly needle, freely

suspended by its centre of graingenuity, till it assumes a very prominent incredulous of the superior value of some other vity, reduced to the plane of revolution. The place among our public

institutions. Already general agent in conquering this appalling author had considered this law as fully estait boasts of beautifully executed works in chas. scourge of the human race? That such are blished, from its accordance with experiment; markable patterns, &c. with the operative personal affirmation (though, as writing for lished in the last volume of the Philosophical employed ; of models of engines and machinery the public, we do not feel at liberty to mention Transactions, denies that such an accordance for many purposes; of little-known manufac- names) af several ladies of high respectability, exists; and infers, from the results of some tures and, in short, of a multitude of curio- of two distinguished military officers, of an experiments which he 'made on horizontal • Agreeably to the plan of the Repository, the speci, of the church, of an able surveyor, and of distributed in their tvo branches, that the

eminent merchant of London, of a clergyman needles, having their magnetism unequally First.Entirely new and ingenious constructions of any some other individuals, who (seeing our in- theory on which the preceding law is founded port, where a new principle is discovered for one before vestigation of this subject) have come forward is fallacious. In opposition to the views of known but never practically adopted, is brought into operation.

to detail their own cases to us.-in justice and Mr. Barlow, the author contends that the in a manner essentially ditierent from all that bas been humanity to their fellow.sufferers. So stands must result from the theory he had himself Second New adaptation of some known principle, but gratitude, as they say, to Mr. Long, and in phenomena observed are precisely those whick

this matter, then, in 'so far as we have in- adopted, and that they tend in no way to sup. Third.–Every sort of improvement upon a discovery quired into it. We commit ourselves to no opi- port the hypothesis' of their being simply the is facilitated, or its utility increased. In this class may nion' ; but we cannot help thinking that many effect of the magnetic power which she iron be exhibited also such objects as are highly finished, or distinguish themselves by exquisite taste; likewise avery Independently of which, Mt. Long keeps a book, in

receives by induction from the earth. description of elaborate ornamental workmanship, such which cures are attested by discharged patients i and we

The author was also led to suspect the ac. as would not find a place in an exhibition of arts. have seen sixty or seventy of these, of the strongest kind. curacy of another conclusion which had been

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