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few men have higher pretensions to a distin- | Mr. H. was a striking exception: no one ever | Sir Anthony Absolute, in the Rivals. He is guishing record.
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 dcres, “ 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
VARIETIES. with truth, be said, that to Mr. Hansard be- existence, but the real bona 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- churchWith 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 In justice to Mr. Hansard it should be stated, credit of his justly acquired fame, a widow, rate than the gas obtained from coals. It is that he came to the metropolis a journeyman; a sister, three sons, tvo daughters, and nearly rather singular that the experiment has not and, like the late Mr. Strahan, the late Mr. forty grandchildren. An excellent likeness of been tried in this country. Cadell, and others whom we could name, had him, by Lane, made a part of the late Exhibition Scientific Squabble. A difference has arisen slender prospect of success beyond that to which at Somerset House.*
between the Paris Academy of Medicine and his own personal application, perseverance, and
the French Government, owing to the appoint. merit, might entitle him. Also, like the per
ment by the latter of a distinguished chemist, sons with whom we rank him, Mr. Hansard
to make an analysis, on the spot, of the different accumulated a liberal competency, which, as it A TRANSLATION of that very elegant comedy mineral springs in France. The Academy apwas honourably and sedulously earned, was the La Reine de Seise Ans was produced here prove of the choice, but contend that the apmore richly deserved.
yesterday week; and it is no trifling compli- pointment should rest with them, and not with fect sketch has escaped the recollection of the part of the Youthful Queen, to say, that we ordered to be made in the south of France, 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 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 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 mod, 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
Malaria.-At a late sitting of the Academy for useful monition to the young people about the plot; and indeed La Reine de Seixe Ans of Medicine in Paris, M. Villernie
read a paper him. In his person, Mr. Hansard was of having been frequently
represented at the Ly- on the Influence of Marshes upon Human Life, middling stature, and spare ; but
to a remark. ceum, during the French performances last sea- from which he drew the following conclusions :ably, strong constitution there was united a son, it is familiar to most of our town readers. In the salubrious portions of our climates, the spirit adapted for enterprise, for exertion, for Mr. Farren played the old minister of Gus- winter and spring months are those which give subduing every thing arduous, and, by its ex- tavus with his usual discrimination of charac- the greatest number of deaths, and the winter traordinary and never failing energy, over- ter. Mr. Cooper was the favoured young is more fatal in the north than in the south. In coming obstacles, hindrances, and difficulties, officer, and Mr. Jones his courtier-cousin. marshy countries the greatest number of deaths that, to ordinary powers, appear wholly insur- We need scarcely say they left us nothing to is in the months of July, August, September, mountable. No one about him could ever keep desire in the acting.
and October; and the evaporation of the marshes pace with his undeviating course of labour, the
Love makes a Man, or the Fop's Fortune, is most fatal to persons from one to six years of time allotted by him for rest never exceeding, was revived, with great strength, on Thurs- age. The complaint which generally attacks at any season of the year, more than a sixth day; Farren, Jones, and Cooper, taking the children, owing to the malaria of marshes, is part of the twenty-four hours of each working leading parts, and executing them to per. stated to be an acute gastro-intestinal affection. day. This practice he pursued to within a fection.
Greek Isles.A commission which had been very short period preceding his decease. The
appointed by the president of the government, divine denunciation consequent on the Fall,
M. Capo d'Istrias, to inquire into the state of “ In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat The only novelty at this house since our last, education in the Greek isles, having examined bread," &c. was conspicuously illustrated in is the introduction to the London boards of a seventeen of them, has reported that, on the the experience of Mr. Hansard. But with Mr. Gray, who made his first appearance as 1st of May last, those seventeen isles possessed him every returning day brought a cheerful
92 schools, comprehending 2,333 scholars, disposition for labour, and, from the sheer love * Though a memoir in detail could only do justice to from 5 to 30 years of age. 23 of these schools, of it
, a perseverance that never relaxed, be- of all eurogies, coming as it goes from a gentleman containing 909 scholars, followed the Lan. cause it knew not to tire. To the remark of who for nearly twenty years has participated in Mr. Il.'s castrian method. Of the 92 schools, 13 had our great moralist, that "it seldom happens baboursin and whom we believe to be capable of ap: heen established under the dominion of the to a man that his business is his pleasure," justly proud-Editor.
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and the arrival of the president (January, Envy. - In a Polish fable entitled “ the - 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 Atand 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 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 Benjanin 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 dto. 2.125. tid, bes.-Crutwell's Housekeeper, 1829, containing 412 scholars, had been founded ; name of Rivière, whose countenance and elo- bds.- Nollekens and his Times, by J. 7. Smith, 2 vols. the 13 other schools founded within that pe- quence had interested him. Rivière called to avo. 11. 8s. 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. 27. 28. bds.-Life of James Wodrow, by 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, ancient history of Greece. In some of the and a pigeon from a sparrow.” “ Are you Thursday .. 23 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. tine 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 raininin'
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 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 bas 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 disorders which irritation alone never produces.
which you appear to have been led astray in your opiLITERARY 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, Dr. O'Conor had
Animal Organic Remains discovered in some of the Caves ters of Columbanus 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 science generally, amounting to upwards of to three distinct species; of the first, which is classed as publislied, up to the period of Dr. O'Conor's death, in 1100 specimens.---Baltimore Journal.
the hyanea spelæu, abundant specimens had already been July last, no censure was ever passed by the court of French Wines. It appears by some recent
found in different caves in France, Germany, and Eng- Roine on Dr. O'Conor, who had at all times appealed to investigations, that the vine is' 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 fusea, or striped hyena ; the decision of the holy see against the caluinnies and France in seventy-eight departments, occupy- media, from its partaking of the character of the two Catholic bishops in England and Ireland.
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 alone 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 ceived opinions on the subject. They attribute the col- which he maintained with so much talent, and which
were so obnoxious to the spirit of bigotry. 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 made to the Academy of Sciences on the 13th inst. by by dean and chapter in Ireland, subjected 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 indirect im- probably give a fuller account of it in another No. conceded; and the writings of Dr. O'Conor prove, that ports, the droits d'octroi, and the profits of lished daily in Germany. It is a report of all the criminal tinental powers is not incoinpatible with the tenets of
A new journal, a sort of Old Bailey record, is now pub- such a security against ine foreign influence of contrade. Still, the exceeding smallness of this trials in Germany, and of criminal proceedings of interest Catholics
. average price shews that the quantity of good is filed, and the apologies made by the editors for omit- miseries alleviated, were the motives which induced Dr.
A devoted love of his country, and a desire to see her wine is very small, as compared with the ting some articles, we fear that Germany has not to boast O'Conor to write the Letters of Columbanus. quantity of bad. However, its selling price of much 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 him 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 conferences 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 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 deservelly popular. The labour attending 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.“ (od
In the Press. - A New Year's Eve, and other Poems, persuasiona. created Buonaparte, and then rested himself!” Edward Finden, of the Annals of the Poor, by the late senius, arising from an intimacy with him for twenty
A knowledge of his pursuits, and veneration of his 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, tures
, by Saseph
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 Worlds, by the Author of Memoirs of a Deist." your humble servant,
31, St. James's Street, October 16, 1828. artist manifested a rare modesty in seeking in the Parish Church of Clapham, Surrey, by the Nev. We cannot answer J. W. without seeing the paper. and obtaining the rank of baron; for it was William Dealtry.-A new edition of a Tribute of Sym- To the critique from Aberdeen, our reply is, that we 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 bave perished ! Romance of History: to comprise
tales founded on facts, like, but we must wait, if he pleases.
ERRATUN.- Page 681, column 2, line 53 and 54, for Was this panegyric or censure ?
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nation of Saints' Days and Holydays; Illustrations of British His. are no brilliant effusions, calculated, like the late Mr. Canning's
On the 27th instant will be published, done up in an elegantly
tory and Antiquities, Notices of Obsolete Rites and Customs, speeches, to captivate the ear and lead astray the judgment-but engraved Cover, price Six Shillings, with gilt edges, Sketches of comparative Chronology and contemporary Biogra. there is a variety of literary, scientific, historical, and topographical information, which will render it a valuable acquisition to
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Annual Present to Young Persons.
Starry Heavens; and the Naturalist's Diary, explaining the Ta. The Foreign Quarterly Review,' so far as we have seen it,
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rious Appearances in the animal and Vegetable Kingdoms for appears to be one of the ablest and most useful publications of the day; and if continued upon the same plan, and conducted executed under the superintendence of W. H. Brook, Esq. con
And embellished with upwards of Eighty Wood Engravings, every Month in the Year. The whole being interspersed with
numerous poetical Citations from the most eminent living Poets, with the same spirit and judgment, it cannot fail to add greatly taining original Contributions, by
and original Pieces by Delta of Blackwood's Magazine, &c. &c. to our stock of useful knowledge and information, and to become
Miss Edgeworth a standing favourite with the public. Instead of wasting its
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Mrs. Hotland pages or our time with notices of ephemeral publications--tales
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early and recent Volumes of Time's Telescope, any single rola me reign Quarterly Review' pursues a different, abler, and more pro
may now be had to complete Sets, as well as complete Sets from fitable course. It brings before us the works of foreign authors
J. P. Aston, Esq.
the Commencement in 1814. The subjects treated of in the In. the arts, sciences, history, manners and customs, and situation
Allan Cunningham, Esq.
troduction to the former Volumes are-Astronomny, Botany, 200of foreign nationsnations as they are, and not as theory would
logy, Geology, and Mineralogy; Chemistry, Entomology, British make them; it places before us, not useless fictions, but useful
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ductions to be put into the hands of youth, which our teeming rest of the worid. The present Number contains several import. Sir Walter Scott, Bart.
Theodore Hook, Esq. press sends forth. It leads by easy roads to improving studies; ant articles. The projectors and publishers of this work deserve Lord F. L. Gower
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