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If to the highest heav'n I bear

My flight advent'rous--thou art there!
Or if low hell's remotest part
I fathom-even there thou art!

If with the morn I wing my flight,
Beyond the regions of the light,
Beyond the world of waters wide,
E'en thither shall thy right hand guide!

And lo! I said, "perchance the night
"May screen me from his piercing sight;
"In midnight darkness undescried
"The sinner and his guilt may hide."

Oh, fond idea! weak and vain!
Darkness to thee as light is plain;
Darkness to thee!-there can be none;
The day and night are still as one.
This day, the morrow, and the last,
All things, the future and the past,
To thee are present and the same,
And Time itself is but a name.

E. N. LE NOIR.

LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION.

Mr. Park, the antiquary, whose undertaking of re-editing the Harleian Miscellany, we formally announced, has produced the first volume of this magnificent memorial of the contents of Lord Oxford's library, in a suitable style of splendour, and accompanied with additional illustrative annotations. Mr. P. also advertises his intention of continuing the selection from the Harleian manuscripts and printed pamphlets, and of offering them to the public as a supplement to those of which it has before been in possession. The collection of tracts formed by Lord Somers (which, with the Harleian Miscellany, form a series of the most curious and valuable productions in the English language) is also in course of publication, and the first volume is speedily expected to be submitted to the literary amateur.

Mr. Jones has in the press a work, in one volume octavo, illustrative of the four Gospels. In this performance Mr. J. endeavours to connect the language of our Lord on every occasion with the circumstances peculiar to his situation; and thus to unfold, in a brief and perspicuous manner, its propriety and meaning. Occasional notes contain critical and philosophical remarks, which are intended for the learned; but the text is adapted to those who read only for religious improvement. He has avoided noticing the peculiarities of modern sects; and has endeavoured to furnish matter, in which all are interested, without controverting the tenets of any party. The doctrine of the association of ideas is often applied in this publication; and the facility with which it solves the most perplexing difficulties, appears to evince its utility and importance as a principle in biblical enquiries.

Mr. Grant, of Crouch End, will publish in a few days a work, entitled, "Institutes of Latin Grammar." This work is intended chiefly for the higher

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classes of an Academy or a Grammar School. With this view, the author has not only endeavoured to supply the deficiencies and correct the errors of our common grammars, but has likewise introduced a variety of critical and explanatory observations. By exhibiting an ample and accurate digest of the rules and principles of the Latin language, and by a copious enumeration of anomalies and exceptions, he has laboured to furnish not only the senior scholar, but also the master, with a useful book of occasional reference.

Dr. Reid, the author of the Reports of Diseases inserted regularly in the Monthly Magazine, intends to collect those which have appeared hitherto into a small volume, to be published early in the winter, printed uniformly with his Treatise on Consumption.

We understand that the Rev. Dr. Williams's long-promised Essay on the Equity of Divine Government and the Sovereignty of Divine Grace, is expected to make its appearance in July or August, Among other important theological disquisitions, it will contain an examination of the Latitudinarian hypothesis of indeterminate redemption, and the Antinomian notion of the divine decrees being the rule of human conduct.

Mr. Bicheno has in the press a new and enlarged edition of The Signs of the Times, with a second Appendix on the present Aspect of Public Affairs, and which will be published in the course of the ensuing month.

In the course of next month will be published, a supplementary volume of Birds to Barr's edition of Buffon. The proprietors of that work have engaged a literary gentleman to collect all that has been discovered in ornithology of an interesting nature since the death of the illustrious Buffon, and for that purpose procured the splendid edition of his works, lately published by Sonnini, in 114 volumes. From this has been selected every article of importance or of curiosity, from the additions of Sonnini and J.J. Virey. Several new plates of rare birds will accompany the volume, the contents of which will bring down the æra of discovery in this interesting branch of natural history to the present day.

Mr. Parkes has for ome time been engaged in revising the Chemical Catechism, in order to accommodate every part of that work to the new facts which have been developed by the late highly interesting and truly important discoveries of Mr. Davy. A new edition (being the third) thus amended, and with other very considerable additions, is in the press, and will shortly be ready for publication.

A new edition of the Greek text of Herodotus, corrected from the edition of Wesseling and Reitz, is expected to make its appearance in the course of the ensuing autumn from the Oxford university press: it will be followed by Porti Lexicon Ionicum.

In our last number we inserted a letter on the subject of erecting a monument to the memory of Locke: a Committee has been formed for carrying this laudable design into execution, of which the following noblemen and gentlemen, we understand, are members: The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, the Earl of Chichester, Lord Valentia, Sir John Henderson, Bart. Sir Samuel Romilly, David Williams, Esq., the Rev. Yates, Wm. Frend, Esq., Robert Hibbert, jun. Esq., Rev. R. Aspland, J. M. Good, Esq., H. W. Mortimer, jun. Esq. The Trustees, in whose hands the subscriptions are to be lodged until wanted, are, the Lord Mayor, David Williams, Esq., and H. W. Mortimer, jun. Esq. Subscriptions are received at the Office of the Literary Fund, in Gerrard street, Soho; and it is the intention of the Committee shortly to advertise their plan, and to name other places, bankers, &c. where those who are disposed to assist them may pay in their contributions. From the spirited manner in which the matter has been taken up, and the high characters who have already given their countenance to the undertaking, little doubt can be entertained of its ultimate success.

REWARDS

REWARDS Conferred by the SOCIETY for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, May 31, 1808, Grace the DUKE OF NORFOLK President.

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In Agriculture.-To John Christian Curwen, Esq. M. P. of Workington-hall, Cumberland, for improvements in the culture of vegetables, the gold medal. To the Right Hon. the Earl of Mansfield, for planting 96,000 oaks at Scone, near Perth, class 3; the gold medal.

To the Right Hon. Lord Boringdon, for gaining land from the sea, at Chelsea Bay, near Plympton, and at Charlton, near Kingsbridge, class 17; the gold medal.

To the Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Landaff, for planting 322,500 larch trees, near Newby Bridge, Lancashire, class 10; the gold medal.

To A. Bain, M. D. of Curzon-street, for planting 338,199 forest trees, at Heffleton, in Dorsetshire, class 14; the gold medal.

To Robert Burrows, Esq. of Great Witchingham, Norfolk, for comparative culture of wheat, class 17; the gold medal.

To Mr. Charles Waistell, of High Holborn, for his communication of methods to ascertain the value of growing timber trees, at different and distant periods, the gold medal.

To J. Butler, Esq. Bramshott, Hants, for improving waste land, the silver medal.

To William Lawrence, Esq. of Maldon, Essex, for gaining land from the sea, the silver medal.

To Mr. Samuel Curtis, Walworth, for planting above 4,000 fruit trees, for an orchard at Bradwell, in Essex, the silver medal.

To Mr. Richard Parkinson, Walworth, near London, for cure of the foot rot in sheep, class 49; the silver medal.

To Mr. W. Wallis Mason, Goodrest Lodge, near Warwick, for a method of stabbing hoven cattle, to discharge the rarefied air from the stomach, when they have been overfed with moist clover grass, the silver medal.

To Mr. Timothy Fisher, Ormskirk, Lancashire, for a swivel-headed churnstaff, to facilitate the making of butter, the silver medal, or five guineas.

In Chemistry.-To Mr. William Anderson, of his Majesty's Dock-yard, Portsmouth, for a method of painting linen cloth in oil colours, to be more pliant, durable, and longer impervious to water than in the usual mode, the silver medal.

To Mr. Thomas Saddington, No. 73, Lower Thames-street, for a cheap method of preserving fruit without sugar, for house use or sea stores, five guineas.

In Manufactures.-To George Whitworth, Esq. of Coxwold, near Castor Lincolnshire, for his exertions in manufacturing ropes and sacking from sheep's wool, to answer the purpose of similar articles made from hemp, the gold medal.

To Mr. Peter Tansley, of Wheeler-street, Spital-fields, for a cheaper method of cutting silk shag, five guineas.

In Mechanics.—To Captain George William Manby, of Yarmouth, for forming a communication with ships stranded, by means of a rope thrown over the vessel from a mortar on the shore, the gold medal.

To Captain Wm. Bolton, R. N. for improved jury masts, formed from the common articles on board ships, and on a plan to enable them to carry the usual press of sail, the silver medal.

To Captain H. L. Ball, R. N. of Mitcham, Surrey, for an improvement in anchor stocks, to render them more durable and safe for ships, the silver medal.

To Mr. Thomas Roberts, of the Navy Office, for improvements in ship building, by securing the ends of the beams of ships without wooden knees, the silver medal,

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To Major Charles le Hardy, of the Isle of Jersey, for a telegraph of a new construction, referring to any number of words under forty thousand, the silver medal.

To the Chevalier Edelcrantz, of Stockholm, for his model of the telegraph used in Sweden for conveying intelligence, the silver medal.

To Mr. Henry Ward, of Blandford, Dorsetshire, for an ingenious crank in working telegraphs, ten guineas.

To Mr. Robert Richardson, of Keswick, in Westmoreland, for an easy and simple method of raising large stones out of the earth, ten guineas.

To Mr. William Barlow, of the Dock-yard, Portsmouth, for a screw wrench to fit different sized heads of screws, five guineas.

To Mr. John Tad, Little Hermitage-street, Wapping, for a method of preventing doors from dragging on carpets, five guineas.

Colonies and Trade.-To George Errington, Esq. of Yarmouth, for his improvements in the cure of white herrings, resembling the Dutch pickled herrings, the silver medal.

To Mr. Ezekiel Cleall, of West Coker, near Yeovill, Somersetshire, for a machine for thrashing out hemp seed and flax seed, recommended for use in Canada, to preserve the seed in a better state for vegetation, twenty guineas. In Polite Arts.-To Mr. Joseph Gott, for an original plaster cast, the greater silver pallet.

To Mr. W. Woolnorth, for a line engraving, the greater silver pallet.

The smaller silver pallets were presented for drawings to Miss Elizabeth Ann Barlow, Miss Mary Okes, Miss Eliza Dinwiddie, and Miss Mary Ann Barron. Miss Mary Williams, for an oil painting. Mr. William Thomas, for a drawing. Mr. J. C. Bromley, for an etching.

Silver medals were presented for drawings to Miss Aspinall, Mrs. Coppins, Miss Charlotte Delattre, Miss Barron, Miss Eliza Hamilton, Miss Mary Watts, Mr. Samuel Wharton, Mr. Henry Parke, Mr. D. Dighton, Mr. W. Finden, and Master Wm. Ross. To Mrs. Emma Hooker, for an encaustic painting; Mr. Philip Rogers, for an oil painting; Mr. E. Hodges, for a plaster cast of the Laocoon.

MONTHLY LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.

AGRICULTURE.

The Agricultural Magazine; or, the Farmer's Monthly Journal of Husbandry and Rural Affairs. Embellished with an engraving of a machine for grinding apples. Conducted by R. W. Dickson, M. D. author of "Practical Agricul ture." No. 11, 1s. 6d.

BIOGRAPHY.

Memoirs of Josias Rogers, Esq. Commander of his Majesty's Ship Quebec. By the late Wm. Gilpin, A. M. 8vo. 7s. boards.

Memoirs of Captain George Carleton, an English Officer; including Anecdotes of the War in Spain, under the Earl of Peterborough, and many interesting particulars relating to the manners of the Spaniards in the beginning of the last century. Written by Himself. 8vo. 12s. boards.

Memoirs of Generals Pichegru and Moreau. By Louis Fauche Borel, Esq. Prisoner in the Temple for thirty-three months. 8vo. 4s. 6d. sewed.

The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England; or, a Historical and Genealogical Account of the Lives, public Employments, and most memorable Actions of the English Nobility, who have flourished from the Norman Conquest to the year 1806; deduced from public records, ancient historians, the works of eminent heralds, and from other celebrated and approved authorities. By T. C. Banks, Esq. Vol. II. 4to. 21. 2s.; royal paper, 31. 3s.

The Life of David Brainard, Missionary to the Indians; with an Abridgment

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of his Diary and Journal from President Edwards. By John Styles, author of an Essay on the Stage. 12mo. 4s. boards.

BOTANY.

A Catalogue of Plants growing in the Vicinity of Berwick upon Tweed. By John V. Thompson, Esq. Surgeon to his Majesty's Thirty-seventh Regiment. 8vo. 4s. 6d. boards.

Flora Græca Sibthorpiana, Fasiculus II. In folio, price 121. 12s. boards. Number 10, with Six finely-coloured Engravings, to be continued Monthly, of a History of the Fuci. By Dawson Turner, A.M. F.R.A. and L.S. Royal 4to. 7s. 6d.

CHEMISTRY.

A New System of Chemical Philosophy. Part I. By John Dalton. 8vo. 7s. boards.

CLASSICS.

D. Junii Juvenalis Aquinatis Satire XVI. ad Optimorum Exemplarium Fidem Recensitæ, Perpetuo Commentario illustratæ, atque Phoœmio et Argumentis Instructæ, a Georgio Alex. Ruperti. Secundum Editionem Gottingensem. Accedit Index Copiosissimus. 8vo. 12s. boards.

Pindari Carmina, ex editione Chr. Gottl. Heyne. 2 vols. 32mo. 5s. boards.

DRAMA.

Illustrations of the Scenery of the Gentle Shepherd, with a new and correct edition of the Comedy. An Appendix, containing Memoirs of David Allan, the Scots Hogarth; besides original and other Poems, connected with the Illustrations; and a comprehensive Glossary. To which are prefixed, an authentic Life of Allan Ramsay, and an Inquiry into the Origin of Pastoral Poetry, the Propriety of the Rules prescribed for it, and the Practice of Ramsay. With sixteen engravings. 2 vols. royal 8vo. 1l. 11s. 6d.

Abradates and Panthea; a Tragedy: taken from that charming and affecting Story recorded in the interesting pages of the amiable and elegant Xenophon. Price 2s. 6d.

EDUCATION.

The Madras School; or, Elements of Tuition; comprising the Analysis of an Experiment in Education, with its Facts, Proofs, and Illustrations: a Sermon on the appropriate Education of the Poor; the Plan of a National Institution for the Children of the Poor; and a Specimen of the Religious Instruction at the Royal Military Asylum. By the Rev. Dr. Bell, Rector of Swanage. 8vo. 10s. 6d. boards.

The Arithmetic of Real Life and Business, adapted to the Practical Use of Schools. By the Rev. J. Joyce, author of Scientific Dialogues, &c. 12mo. 3s. 6d. bound.

Petit Tableau, de la Constitution du Royaume uni de la Grand Britagne et d'Irlande. Par N. Wanostrocht. 12mo. 4s. 6d.

Popular Lectures on Experimental Philosophy, Astronomy, and Chemistry, intended chiefly for the Use of Students and Young Persons, By George Gregory, D. D. 2 vols. 12mo. 13s. boards.

HISTORY.

The Annual Register; or, a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1794. And also the Volume for the Year 1802, being the Second of a New Series, commencing with the present Century. 1794 and 1802, each 16s. boards.

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Practical Treatise of Powers. By Edward B. Sugden, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn. Royal 8vo. 19s. boards.

MATHEMATICS.

Mathematics Simplified and Practically Illustrated by the Adaptation of the principal Problems to the ordinary Purposes of Life. By Captain Thomas Williamson, author of the Wild Sports of India. 8vo. 9s. boards

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