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Mr. H. was a striking exception: no one ever | Sir Anthony Absolute, in the Rivals. He is took greater delight in any pursuit than he did certainly not a man of genius; and, so far Mr. Hansard succeeded Mr. Hughs as printer in his particular avocation; to that he devoted from being able to fill the vacancy caused by to the House of Commons about thirty years all his powers, bodily and mental, the force of Mr. Farren's defection, can be of no earthly ago but for nearly fifty years the printing of which he multiplied at will, by the rare tact of use in a company possessing Mr. Fawcett, that department has had the benefit of Mr. Han- infusing into others a portion of his own extra- Mr. Blanchard, and Mr. Bartley. Reeve's sard's direction, aided by a professional skill ordinary zeal. Thus to accomplish the circle Acres was a very funny character; but it, we and judgment that will rank his name among of so many evolving years may, indeed, be ac- swear, was not Acres, "by the rood.” the chief in the annals of typography. Without counted a long career, and claiming not the derogating from the praise of others, it may, merely negative merit of protracted animal with truth, be said, that to Mr. Hansard be- existence, but the real bonâ fide praise due to Legal Education.-Letters from Alexandria longs the merit of the luminous and admirably- a life, which, while it was deservedly profitable state that the Pasha of Egypt is about to send digested plan under which the voluminous papers to the individual, proved extensively beneficial to this country two of the sons of one of his relating to the various branches of the public to others. principal officers to receive instruction in the service have, for some years past, been laid be- In religion, Mr. Hansard was perfectly or-mode of English legislation. If the Pasha fore parliament and the nation; an arrange- thodox, and a regular attendant at his parish wishes them to learn all that is to be collected ment and classification tending to diffuse in-church. With politics he never intermeddled, in this way, he will be dead long before they formation of vital import, at the same time that farther than by strenuously acting from prin- have finished their education! it gives facility to every description of research ciple with those and for those whose purposes Animal Charcoal. Some years ago the connected with the polity of the country. and views were loyal, and of a kind to uphold newspapers gave an account of an establish As a man of business, Mr. Hansard possessed and cherish the Establishment in Church and ment at Copenhagen, in which the charcoal the main qualifications pertaining to excellence State. To the Society for Educating the Lower made from bones was used with great success —a fixed habit of industry, a scrupulous regard Classes, to that for Building Churches, to the in the purification of common oils, whilst the to punctuality and despatch, and an inflexible recently projected institution of a Metropolitan gas that was generated served to light a great integrity. As a citizen, his duties were per- College, and to other public foundations, he part of the neighbourhood. An establishment formed with a vigour and alacrity the most was a liberal contributor; while his munificent of this kind is being formed at Stockholm. It commendable. As a master, such excellent gifts vested in the Stationers' Company for poor is said that the most rancid fish oils are made rules guided his conduct, as to render servi- Printers, will convey a grateful memory of him equal to the finest sperm oil by the use of this tude under him both beneficial and pleasant. to the latest posterity. charcoal; and that in consequence of the profit As a parent, his example was of the kind to be Previous to his death, Mr. Hansard had be- resulting from its employment in that way, influential beyond the range of his own imme-come a great grandfather; and he leaves to the gas which the bones give out in great diate household. possess his large property, and the reflected abundance can be supplied at a much cheaper credit of his justly acquired fame, a widow, rate than the gas obtained from coals. It is a sister, three sons, two daughters, and nearly rather singular that the experiment has not forty grandchildren. An excellent likeness of been tried in this country. him, by Lane, made a part of the late Exhibition at Somerset House.*
Scientific Squabble.-Á difference has arisen between the Paris Academy of Medicine and the French Government, owing to the appointment by the latter of a distinguished chemist, to make an analysis, on the spot, of the different mineral springs in France. The Academy ap prove of the choice, but contend that the appointment should rest with them, and not with ordered government. Particular researches
to be mad the
In justice to Mr. Hansard it should be stated, that he came to the metropolis a journeyman; and, like the late Mr. Strahan, the late Mr. Cadell, and others whom we could name, had slender prospect of success beyond that to which his own personal application, perseverance, and merit, might entitle him. Also, like the persons with whom we rank him, Mr. Hansard accumulated a liberal competency, which, as it was honourably and sedulously earned, was the more richly deserved.
A TRANSLATION of that very elegant comedy La Reine de Seise Ans was produced here yesterday week; and it is no trifling compliThe natal place of the subject of this imper- ment to Miss Bien Tree, who sustained the fect sketch has escaped the recollection of the part of the Youthful Queen, to say, that we writer, but is believed to have been Norwich, highly relished her performance of it, (mea where the mineral waters are said to possess or some village in the neighbourhood of that grely as it is rendered in the English) after extraordinary powers. According to the last city. He received the rudiments of education having witnessed its representation by the report, not only the waters of Dax, but even at a school in Lincolnshire; and was afterwards inimitable Jenny Vertpré, for whom it was the mud near the town, is of such efficacy, that apprenticed to the then only printer in Nor- originally written by M. Bayard, and who, the soldiers who are quartered there, when wich, Mr. White, in Cockey Lane. The hard independently of her extraordinary talent, is afflicted with rheumatism, find a speedy care fare of his early probation, at school and during so admirably assisted by her petite and fairy- by covering the part affected with mud, which his apprenticeship, recurred frequently to his like figure, in the personation. The daily they removed when thoroughly dry. recollection in after-life, and served as a theme papers have spared us the trouble of detailing for useful monition to the young people about the plot; and indeed La Reine de Seize Ans him. In his person, Mr. Hansard was of having been frequently represented at the Lymiddling stature, and spare; but to a remarkceum, during the French performances last seaably strong constitution there was united a son, it is familiar to most of our town readers. spirit adapted for enterprise, for exertion, for Mr. Farren played the old minister of Gussubduing every thing arduous, and, by its ex- tavus with his usual discrimination of charactraordinary and never-failing energy, over-ter. Mr. Cooper was the favoured young coming obstacles, hindrances, and difficulties, officer, and Mr. Jones his courtier-cousin. that, to ordinary powers, appear wholly insur- We need scarcely say they left us nothing to mountable. No one about him could ever keep desire in the acting. pace with his undeviating course of labour, the Love makes a Man, or the Fop's Fortune, time allotted by him for rest never exceeding, was revived, with great strength, on Thursat any season of the year, more than a sixth day; Farren, Jones, and Cooper, taking the part of the twenty-four hours of each working leading parts, and executing them to per. day. This practice he pursued to within a fection. very short period preceding his decease. The divine denunciation consequent on the Fall, "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat THE only novelty at this house since our last, bread," &c. was conspicuously illustrated in is the introduction to the London boards of a the experience of Mr. Hansard. But with him every returning day brought a cheerful disposition for labour, and, from the sheer love of it, a perseverance that never relaxed, be- of all eulogies, coming cause it knew not to tire. To the remark of who for nearly twen our great moralist, that "it seldom happens labours, and whe preciating them to a man that his business is his pleasure," Justly proud.
Malaria.-At a late sitting of the Academy of Medicine in Paris, M. Villernie read a paper on the Influence of Marshes upon Human Life, from which he drew the following conclusions:➡ In the salubrious portions of our climates, the winter and spring months are those which give the greatest number of deaths, and the winter is more fatal in the north than in the south. In marshy countries the greatest number of deaths is in the months of July, August, September, and October; and the evaporation of the marshes is most fatal to persons from one to six years of age. The complaint which generally attacks children, owing to the malaria of marshes, is stated to be an acute gastro-intestinal affection
Greek Isles. A commission which had been appointed by the president of the government, M. Capo d'Istrias, to inquire into the state education in the Greek isles, having examined seventeen of them, has reported that, on the Mr. Gray, who made his first appearance as 1st of May last, those seventeen isles possessed Though a memoir in detail could only do justice to from 5 to 30 years of age. 23 of these schools 92 schools, comprehending 2,333 scholar does from a gentleman containing 969 scholars, followed the Lan participated in Mr. He's castrian method. Of the 92 schools, 13 had be capable of ap- heen established under the dominion of the
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and the arrival of the president (January Envy. - In a Polish fable entitled “ the I - The Life and Times of Francis the First of France.1828); and the 22 others between that period Miser and the Envious Man,” the latter is The Manual for Invalids, or Practical Rules for the At
tainment and Preservation of Health, &c. by a Physician. and the 1st of May. The 13 schools founded represented as obtaining from the gods the Conversations on Intellectual Philosophy.-A Poetical under the Turks, and receiving 296 scholars, favour of being allowed to lose one eye, in Epistle to Harriet, Duchess of St. Alban's, or a Reply to all followed the old method. Of the 57 schools order that he may, at the same time, deprive the Underlings of the Press.- Tales and Confessions, by
the Calumnies cast upon the Character of her Grace by of the second period, only 14, containing 557 the former of the only eye he had left! Leitch Ritchie.-A Treatise on the Diseases of the Bones, scholars, followed the new method ; the re- Diderot.--This celebrated philosopher was by Benjamin Bell, F.R.C.S. Edinburgh and London. maining 43 schools of that period contained frequently the dupe of his ardent benevolence. 829, being altogether 1,386 scholars. In the On one occasion he, by painful exertions, ob. Hooper's Anatomy of the Brain, second edition, imthird period, 9 schools of mutual instruction, tained some favour for a young man of the perial ito. 21.124. Gd, bds. Crutwell's Housekeeper, 1829
4to. 28. sewed.--Milne's Essay on Comets, 4to. 108. (d. containing 412 scholars, liad been founded ; name of Rivière, whose countenance and elo- bds.- Nollekens and his Times, by J. 1. 'Smith, 2 vols. the 13 other schools founded within that pe- quence had interested him. Rivière called to svo. 11. 86. bds:-Maugham's Laws of Literary Property, riod, and which follow the old method, had thank him. When he was going away, and 4 vols. post 8vo. 21. 24. bds.-Life of James Wodrow, by
Ovo. l0s. Cd. bds.-Zillah, a Tale of the Holy City, only 239 scholars, making altogether 651 scho- they were on the staircase together, he stopped his Son, 12mo. 58. bds. lars. The principal matters taught in all the Diderot, and said to him,_ * Monsieur Dideschools are reading, writing, ancient and mo- rot, are you acquainted with natural history?" METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL, 1828. dern Greek, arithmetic, geography, and the “ But little; I know a cabbage from a lettuce, October.
Thermometer. ancient history of Greece. In some of the and a pigeon from a sparrow.” “ Are yon Thursday. From 56. to 49. 29.67 schools, French, Italian, and English, are acquainted with the history of the formica-leo ?”
Saturday taught; in others, Latin and geometry. In a “ No.” “ He is a small and very industrious Sunday very great number, theology, metaphysics, insect. He digs a hole in the ground, of the Monday, natural philosophy, and chemistry, are likewise shape of a funnel, and covers the surface with Wednesday 29 taught. fine light sand. When a foolish insect allows
Wind variable, prevailing N.E. and S.W. Irritation. Excitability is essential to the itself to fall into this hole, he seizes it, sucks Generally clear, except the 23d and 26th, when it was continuance of life. The effect of excitation it, and then says to it, Monsieur Diderot, 1 raikais
Rain fallen, .2 of an inch. on the nerves, as every where else, is to pro- have the honour to wish you good morning.'”
CHARLES H. ADAMS. duce a movement of contraction. If this Characteristic Anecdote.When Dr. Ehren. Latitude..... -51° 37' 32" N. movement, which in a healthy state is repeated berg (the Prussian traveller) was in Egypt, he Longitude
3 51 W. of Greenwich. a certain number of times in a certain period, said to a peasant, “ I suppose you are quite becomes quicker, excitation changes its name, happy now; the country looks like a garden,
TO CORRESPONDENTS. and becomes irritation, and a malady. Simple and every village has its minaret."
To the Editor, fe. irritation differs from inflammation in that the great !” replied the peasant ;
SIR,-Having seen in the Literary Gazette of last week latter particularly affects the cellular systems gives with one hand, and takes with two."
a biographical sketch of the late Rev. Dr. O'Conor, I and the blood vessels, and leads to a train of
beg leave to set you right on some important facts in
which you appear to have been led astray in your opidisorders which irritation alone never produces. LITERARY NOVELTIES.
nions and information respecting Doctor O'Conor. Liberal Donation.-Messrs. Edward B. De- A work has recently been published in Paris on the You have stated that some of his writings, viz. “the Let. lavan and John T. Norton have presented the of Lunel-Vieil. In one of them there were the tones of the Pope,"
and that, in consequence, ljr. O'Conor had Animal Organic Remains discovered in some of the Caves ters of Columnbanus ad Hibernos, incurred the censure of Albany Institute with the collection of the thirty-three species of carnivorous, ruminating, and other been suspended from his clerical functions, which circumlate Governor Clinton in natural history and animals. In another a great quantity of bones of the stance preyed on his mind. Now the fact is, that from
hyena were discovered. These appear to have belonged the year 1810, wlien the Letters of Columbanus were science generally, amounting to upwards of to three distinct species; of the first, which is classed as published, up to the period of Dr. O'Conor's death, in 1100 specimens.--Ballimore Journal.
the hyænea xplæa, abundant specimens had already been July Jast, no censure' was ever passed by the court of French Wines.-It appears by some recent found in different cases in France, Germany, and Eng. Roine on Dr. O'Conor, who had at all times appealed to investigations, that the vine isi cultivated in and the third belongs to the class called hyæna inter- the persecution instituted against him by some of the
Another is the hyæna fusca, or striped hyena; the decision of the holy sce against the calumnies and France in seventy-eight departments, occupy- media, from its partaking of the character of the two Catholic
bishops in England and Ireland, others. The conclusion of the authors of this work, as
The court of Rome and the cardinals never decided ing an extent of 1,736,056 hectares, of which to the cause of the bones of the hyena being found with against Dr. O'Conor; and their authority could alore the average annual produce is 35,075,689 hec- those of other animals, differs essentially from the re- have induced him to change those liberal principles tolitres, being of the value of 540,389,298 lection to a deposit of diluvium ; but they at the same were so obnoxious to the spirit
of bigotry, ceived opinions on the subject. They attribute the col which he maintained with so much talent, and which francs. The average price of the hectolitre is time admit, that many of the bones of other animals
In 1812, if the advice of Dr. O'Conor had been attherefore fifteen francs forty centimes, or thir. found with those of the hyena, bear marks of the teeth tended to, such terms might have been made with the teen centimes the common bottle. This is of that ferocious animal. A Keport on this subject was pope as would have secured the nomination of bishops
made to the Academy of Sciences on the 13th inst. by by dean and chapter in Ircland, subjecied to the approval the original price ; but it is nearly doubled, M. Cuvier; and as it possesses much interest, we may of the king. In other words, the veto would have been by the expense of carriage, the indirec: im- probably give a fuller account of it in another No. conceded; and the writings of Dr. O'Conor prove, that
A new journal, a sort of Old Bailey record, is now pub- such a security against ihe foreign intluence of conports, the droits d'octroi, and the profits of lished daily in Gerinany. It is a report of all the criminal tinental powers is not incoinpatible with the tenets of trade. Still, the exceeding smallness of this trials in Germany, and of criminal proceedings of interest Catholics.
in other countries. From the ease with which this sheet A devoted love of his country, and a desire to see her average price shews that the quantity of good is filled, and the apologies made by the editors for omit- miseries alleviated, were the motives which induced Dr. wine is very small, as compared with the ting some articles, we fear that Germany has not to boasi O'Conor to write the Letters of Columbanus. quantity of bad. However, its selling price of inuch more morality than other countries.
Letters contain sound principles of Christian charity and has less to do with its quality than with the interesting, account of the dissensions which have taken fame, and will always vindicate hiin against the charge of
The Gazette des Tribunaux contains a long, but rather conciliation. They are honourable to Dr. O'Conor's facility of its conveyance in the vicinity of a place in the University of Heidelberg, in Germany. It having acquiesced in submission to ignorant and clownish great consumption.
appears, that after several fruitless conferenc with the servility or superstition, rather than to that pure religion Adulation. Perhaps one of the finest speci- 800, formed themselves into a kind of camp at Fran- adorned. authorities, the discontented students, to the number of which St. Augustine preached, and which Fenelon
In the tribute you pay to the genius and mens of base and impious servility on record, kenthal, where they pronounced an anathema against all talents of Dr. O'Conor as a writer, and author of the is the speech which, it is stated in Bertrand's in consequence of this proceeding, nearly
all the law stu: if that work shall ever be translated into English, it will
who should remain in or enter themselves at Heidelberg. Rerum Hibernicarum, you do but justice to his merits. History of Boulogne-sur-Mer, was made by dents who were at that place have quitted it, and spread become deservedly popular. The labour atterding its the prefect of the Pas-de-Calais to Napoleon, themselves in different universities.
completion was the origin of that illness which ulti
The new edition of Sir Henry Stewart's Planter's Guide mately caused Dr. O'Conor's death, and deprived society at the period when the latter was projecting is announced to be ready for publication early in Novem- of one of the most amiable men whom piety and charity the invasion of England, and had collected all ber.
combined to render worthy of the esteem of all sects and kinds of materials for the attempt: viz. “ God
In the Press. — A New Year's Eve, and other Poems, persuasions.
by Bernard Darton.- A new edition, with engravings by A knowledge of his pursuits, and veneration of his created Buonaparte, and then rested himself !” Edward Finden, of the Annals of the Poor, by the late genius, arising from an intimacy with him for twenty
Modesty. At a late sitting of the Académie Rev. Legh Richmond. -- The Interpositions of Divine years (my father being his brother-in-law), have made des Beaux Arts, M. Quatremère de Quincy, Providence, selected exclusively
from the Holy Scrip-me fcel an interest in all that concerns his name, and par
tures, by Joseph Fincher, Esq.-Typical Instruction con- ticularly in his claims to having always been the advocate the perpetual secretary, read an historical no- sidered and illustrated, by John Peers, A.M.—Essays on of every measure which, without sacrifice of principle, tice of the life and works of Baron Lemot, the the Universal Analogy between the Natural and the Spi- could tend to benefit Ireland. I have the honour to be
J. B. SHEIL, M.D. sculptor. According to M. Quatremère, this ritual Wordils, by the Author of: Nemoirs of a Deist. your humble servant,
--A new edition of Sermons, chiefly Practical, preached 34, St. James's Street, October 16, 1828. artist manifested a rare modesty in seeking in the Parish Church of Clapham, Surrey, by the llev. We cannot answer J. W. without seeing the paper. and obtaining the rank of baron; for it was Williain Dealtry:-A new edition of a Tribute of Sym- To the critique from Aberdeen, our replý is, that we
pathy, addressed to Mourners, by W. Newnham, Esy.-- never insert anonymous Reviews, nor any upon works an avowal, that his statues were not, in his The Trials of Life, a Novel, by the Author of 'De not in our possession, to satisfy ourselves of the justice of opinion, worthy of ennobling his name; and Lisle, or the Sensitive Man." - The Second Series of the what goes to the public under our authority. Cain we that his glory would otherwise have perished ! Romance of History: to comprise tales founded on facts, like, but we must wait, if he plcases
. and illustrative of the romantic annals of France, froin ERRATU.--Page 681, column 2, lines 53 and 54, for Was this panegyric or censure ?
the reigu of Charlemagne to that of Louis XIV. inclusive. 1" abrogation” read " abnegation.”
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