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The mometer.

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to 29.96 sody should be reformed. At present, as is be formed into a separate and distinct publication. Thursday

29.92 29.87 well known, the rhythm of Greek and Latin dattering encouragement the attempt has already met Saturday

29.76 29.77 verse is wholly neglected in that country; and with, and from a wish to do more ample justice to the Sunday the ears of an Eton boy, of the lowest form, within the limits of the Gazette in its present shape. In Tuesday discussion of literary subjects, which could not be done Monday.... 24

29.72 would be shocked at the false quantities in the regard to the quantum of literary matter and otherwise, Wednesday 26

29.76 recitation of the most profound French classical the Evening Post is to remain unchanged and abridged. Prevailing wind S.W. scholar.

The Literary Gazette, in its new and enlarged form, Generally cloudy; rain on the evening of the 23d, and

will be published every Saturday morning." Denmark. - Schools of mutual instruction

during the morning and evening of the 26th.

A new Cyclopædia has been announced by Messrs. Long- Rain fallen, 15 of an inch. have been established in the Danish colonies, man and Co. and John Taylor, in which some of the first Encke Comet.—On the evening of the 25th (Tuesday) both in the East and in the West Indies; and One of the peculiarities of this work is, that it professes lation Pegasus, a little to the west of a nebulous star

men of the age are said to have united their labours. observed this comet from half-past 7 to 9, in the consteltwo negroes of the Gold-coast are at present in to produce treatises on the most abstruse departments of near the nose of that constellation : its situation was pethe normal school of mutual instruction at Co-science and art,

divested altogether of their technical

lan: culiarly favourable, being near two small stars, to shew penhagen. One of them applies very closely a form that

all their most important results will be intel. Its right ascension was about 11 hrs., and declination about to his studies ; but unfortunately his zeal and higible to the general reader: That this is possible, we 12 north. The moon was above the horizon during the diligence do not seerit to be sustained by na- it is difficult in the extreme, the few successful examples comet "might have been observed for a longer time, had it tural talent.

out of such innumerable attempts sufficiently demonstrate. not been rather hazy in the S.W.* Phonation. A person in France having sible only to men of the most profound acquirements and Latitude ......51° 37' 32" N.

CHARLES H. ADŠMS. several times tried to commit suicide by cut- highest talents. We cannot call to mind more than three Longitude 3 51 W. of Greenwich. ting his throat, the complete closing of the eminently successful instances of this kind of writing, larynx was the consequence of his attempts. Laplace (Système du Monde), and Biot (Précis de Phy

TO CORRESPONDENTS. This was evident during the life of the person, sique). Dr. Lardner, to whose management the Cabinet The correspondent who inquires whether there is not which was prolonged for several years ; and it Cyclopædia has been intrusted, seems to be fully aware of some readier mode of grating potatoes for the preparation was proved after death that the passage of air and we accordingly find among the engagements which he mills are used for the purpose ; and we believe that any from the lungs by the larynx was absolutely has announced, the names of some of the first scientific of the London mill-makers are able to supply similar impossible. Nevertheless, the individual in characters in the world.


War of the Succession. - A bookseller at Carlsruhe is question talked, and talked so as to be under- preparing for publication a series of documents, which he stanzas of his simile between comets and bores :

We cannot gratify C. B. with more than two concluding stood without much difficulty. How was this ? owes to the kindness of the Grand Duke Louis of Baden,

A tail the vagrant comet shews, It is conjectured, by means of a current of air and which will throw a great light on the war of the

Which seems to scatter as he goes which introduced itself through the nose, and narratives, plans of campaigns, military

and political dis

An endless stream of light;

The bore (to keep my simile) escaped by the mouth.

quisitions, &c. by the Emperors Leopold the First and
Joseph the First-William the Third (of England)

Has quite as long a tale as he,
Insufficient Accident.-One day last week a Frederick of Prussia--the Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian-

But ’ris not half so bright. workman's shed in front of the New Palace at Joseph-Duke Charles of Lorraine-Prince Eugene-the

And now, to mark (it is but fair)

The difference between the pair, Buckingham House was burnt down; and the Duke of Marlborough--Prince Esterhazy--the Palatine

And thus to quit our scores, newspapers tell us it blazed with such fury, the Count of Marsigly, &c. The work will be divided

Comets are few and far between,

At decent intervals are seen,that “ great fears were for some time enter into four parts, and each part will consist of two or three volumes.

But there's no end of bores ! tained for the safety of the palace.This we

Mr. Galt.-A letter from the city of Guelph, in Upper The worthy and parental poet, Mr. Ruffy, of 29, Budge can hardly credit; for though the public might Canada, of Oct. 5 (and quoted largely in the Edinburgh Row, who has sent us lines which he wrote for his daughregret the money lost in this fashion, we are Saturday Post) says that Mr. Galt is not writing a history ter's album, entitled " My Diamond," will be astonished convinced that the burning down of this ill-pelthe province, as has been stated, but a series of papers to discover, from a preceding

article, that diamonds are

little better than sulphurets; so that any lady so adsituated mass of deformity (especially if it made Mr. J. A. St. John and Mr. Leitch Ritchie announce a dressed, might be mistaken for a bit of a brimstone way for the erection of a palace worthy of the Sketch of the History of the Country from the earliest desires us to say that he is not the person about to pub

Mr. James Jennings, the Author of Ornithologia, &c. sovereign and the country, and at the same times, &c. The same gentlemen announce also a His- lish an Account of the Animals in the Tower. The protime an ornament to the capital) would be cory of India from the earliest times.

spectus is issued by Mr. Jennings, the publisher. agreeable to nine-tenths of the people of Eng- upon the Intermediate State of the Soul after Death

The Rev. P. Huntingford has a volume in the press Mr. C. H. Adams, our Meteorologist, requests that all

questions and communications addressed to him in conland, and most acceptable to every person of Literary Controversy:-Louis Buonaparte, the ex-King sequence of what appears in the L. G., should be postcommon taste in the metropolis.

of Holland, has published a very angry pamphlet against paid. In answer to two Correspondents this week, we Bull or no Bull?_The Times, mentioning not seen to have been written in a way to please King grandson of the late J. Adams mentioned in our Review the present contested election for a coroner of Louis at all. He therefore anathematises the worthy of Nollekens, No. 617; and, 2. to “ X.," at Bath, that if the county of Cork, says it is probable that, baronet, not only as a much-mistaken author, but as á he will read the Gazette regularly, he will from time to before ii terminales," it will turn out there This is a decided proof that Louis is no longer a king-for tain the degrees of cold in the atmosphere as during

the are 100,000 freeholders to vote_“ in a word, we all know that kings cannot err.

extreme cold on the 11th inst. that they are interminable.In another word, description of the Gardens and Collection of the Zoolo

In the Press.--Conversations on Zoology, including a

• The observation was made with a telescope having a therefore, it seems that the contest never can !gical Society.- A Collection of Sermons, by the late Rev. power of about 70.

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private and public education, in which the ancient State of India, A View of the ancient InREVIEW OP NEW BOOKS.

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Voluind the third completes the History down to 1823; quantity of intelligence condensed into its pages, the last specimen, to the portion immediately

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The fourth volume comprises Western India, the Dec

can, Southern India, and Ceylon. editor contrived to render the necessary de- selves to a statement of the points which render In addition to all the usual materials of description and, tails of his learned and laborious performance this portion of the Modern Traveller of peculiar history, are introduced valuable tables of the profully as entertaining as if he had written it with importance. It contains a very minute and

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Of the style we must adduce but a few speci. For the graver student, who desires in his histories which have hitherto appeared limiting that of a writer feeling the value of succinct?

mens. Its general tenour is, as it ought to be, library to trace the track of the more adven- themselves to separate parts of the country turous wanderers through the earth, this work or its dynasties. Thus we have histories of evidences, that on a subject where he was less

ness and simplicity. But it contains frequent contains the amplest and most accurate mate- British India, Mahometan India, Central India, fastened down by the fetters of the work, he

rials. The statistics, geology, natural history, &c.; the present work combining the facts of could display the powers of a vigorous and picisted and the general peculiarities and powers of the all, and descending from the earliest period of

with striking diligence and extent of informa- ties are always given, so that the reader de that, from time to time, start up in the inteldifferent great regions of the earth, are given ancient annals to the year 1823. The authori- turesque pen. We give the animated descrip

tion of Sevajee, one of those singular beings tion. For the wanderer himself, we know no sirous of extending his researches on particular such companion; its portability rendering it points is furnished with a guide ; and, by the lectual desert; as if to give assurance that the convenient for all

, however limited in point of editor's notices of the discrepancies and cha- powers of the human mind are not dead but room, its variety animated, and amusing, and racter of the several writers, the chance of sleeping, even in the indolence of India. its accuracy and research superseding the whole error, in following a peculiar guide, is nearly restorer of the Hindoo faith, as well as of the

Sevajee seems to have aspired to be the ponderous freight of partial, imperfect, or con- extinguished. tradictory tours, which make the encumbrance Of the minuteness of this history, the best

national independence. In his correspondence and the perplexity of every traveller who is judgment may be formed from its extent. In

and manifestos, he frequently styled himself careless enough of his own comfort to encum- the usual manner of printing, it would fill three the champion of the gods against the impious ber himself with them. We speak within the large octavo volumes. The contents of the four violator of their temples; and by this means most cautious bounds, when we say, that in volumes exhibit a singular industry in the col- he sharpened the antipathy of his troops any one volume of this work the traveller will lection, and condensation in the quantity, of against the Moguls. He affected the deepest find more of the actual material of which he valuable matter.

reverence for his Brahmins, and was puncstands in need,- the real, distinct, matter-of

tilious in the observance of his devotions. His

The first volume contains -- A View of the Physical fact information,—than in any ten“ voyages Geography of the Country; of the Natural History, private life was simple even to parsimony; and and travels" to the same region. Its size

the Vegetable and Mineral Productions, &c.; and his manners, towards his own subjects, were allows it to be carried in his pocket ; its publi.

among the rest, many curious Illustrations of the free from ostentation, kind, and endearing.

Natural History of Scripture. A brief View of the cation in separate parts permits the description

Respected as the guardian of the nation he of every region to be complete, from Poland to from time immemorial. The name of Gaur, the ancient

• For example: "? Sugar has been cultivated in India had formed, he moved every where among Peru; and the simplicity and fulness of its capital of Bengal, a city highly celebrated in Indian his them with' unsuspicious security, often alone; arrangement rendering more voluminous autho-tory, is supposed to be derived from gur, which, in both while his wiles were the continual terror of rities almost totally unnecessary.

the ancient and the modern languages, signifies raw sugar. the states with which he was at enmity, even

That ihe cane was an article of commerce in very carly in the midst of their citadels and armies. In But while to the individual traveller sepa- the Mexheprophets. these sites cuini. 24; Jer. vi.2007 1 personal activity, he exceeded Baber himself; rate portions may be chiefly of immediate value, the Periplus, sugar is described as Mens kancé povov po and to undaunted courage he added the most to the general student, the public teacher, the aegóuevov carca291, honey from canes, called saechari. mother instructing her children, the father Pliny says: • Arabia produces szecaron, but the best is in looking for the very best order of family read- India: it is a honey collected from reeds, a sort of white similar etymology; and possibly, ouxov, a fig, may, in ing for his winter fire-side, the military library, exceed the size of a hazel-nut, and it is used only in medigum, brittle between the teeth; the largest pieces do not like manner, be derived from its saccharine quality."

“ The peacock, Mr. Pennant says, inhabits most parts whether in garrison or on service, the sea-cine. - Lib. xil. c. 8. Sarcar or succura, we are to!!, is of India, adding highly to the beauty of its rich forests,

Dr. Vincent, as well as some of the islands, as high as lat. 31° 14', if it sofficer's cabin,—the whole series offers a grati- the Sansarihtering for manufactured sugar.

on the authority of a paper in the Asiatic Researches, is yet found on the Rauvee. Ælian states, that it was fication and a use, which we know not where gives, as the Sanscrit word,

ichshı-casa, and supposes that imported from India into Greece by the barbarians. else they could find; but, above all, this divi. from the two middle syllables the Arabic shuka or shuker male and a female were valued at Athens at a thousand sion is of itself the most valuable publication the Arabic; the Saracens and Arabians having propagated of the first places in Europe to which they were brought: with which the voyage to India could be ainused the case in their conquests. Froin Egypt, it was carried here they were preserved about the temple of Juno, being and instructed, whether by merchant, civil or

into Sicily, which, in the twelfth century, supplied many sacred to that goddess, as they are in India to Kartikayu, military officer, cadet, or female passenger.

parts of Europe with that commodity; and from Sicily the son of Shivu and Doorga. Their use was, however,

it appears to have travelled westward, to Spain, the Ca- subsequently permitted to mortals; and Gellius, in the We think the work would make a most advan-naries, Hispaniola, and Brazil. The noun 7w shekar, Noctes Attica, commends the excellency of the Samian tageous addition to the village lending-libraries, occurs nineteen times in the Hebrew Seriptures

, and is peacocks. They were known in Judæa many years before which are now spreading so extensively under wine. Some sort of mead or fermented liquor may be three years' voyage to and from Ophir.- 1 Kings, x. 29

uniformly translated strong drink, in distinction from cious things imported by the Tharshish fleets in their the auspices of the friends of the lower orders; intended; but it is very possible that a saccharine spirit 2 Chron. ix. 21. Harmer, after Reland and others, would that it would form one of the most productive was obtained from the syrup, of the cane still exported inake thukiim (or tugiim) to be Ethiopian parrots, but prizes at the examinations of our public schools; given, and that the verds shukar

was made from the noun.

Bochart has proved the propriety of the received renand that, in the present improving system of ] The Greek cixiga, and Latin sicera, have obviously a.) is said to be still togei.".

dering. On the Malabar coast, the name of the peacock

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