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vations on divers Passages of Scrip- by Sannuel Ilowett, Esq. of the same ture, enlarged and corrected by the size as the Oriental Field Sports. It Rev. Adam Clarke, A.M. is nearly will be completed in ten numbers, to ready for publication.
be published monthly. A Catalogue Raisonnée of the exten
MISCELLANEOCS. sive and valuable Collection of Books A Society, bearing the title of the deposited in the British Museum is Friends of forcigners in Distress, bas at present in contemplation; and it is recently been established in London. hoped the period will not be very rc- The design of this Society is to admote, before the public may be fa- minister relief, without distinction of voured with a specimen of it. profession, country, or religion, to
Mr. G. Burnett will publish, some indigent and distressed strangers, who time in April, a view of the present are not entitled to parochial l'eliet; state of Poland, containing a particu- or wio, having obtained a settlement lar account of the peasantry, their in this country, may have a legal claim persons, dress, and political condition, only to a bare subsistence. comprising also some account of the The following averages shew the customs and manners of the Poles, number of cattle and sleep annually with a cursory view of the changes sold in Smithfield: which have taken place consequent
(utile. Sheep. upon the dismemberment of that 17:32 to 17 40 8,990--56-1,650 country.
17.11 to 1749 74,191--559,X92
1750 to 1758 75,931--023,1101 Mr. Joseph Haltpenny, of York, 1759 to 1707 83, 12-015,828 architect, whose plates of the Go- 1705 to 1770 89,302--027,805 thic ornaments in that Cathedral 1777 to 1785 99,28,3--087,588 gained him great credit, proposes to 1786 to 1794 108,075-707,1:30 publish by subscription, in the course The average weight of the aniinals of the present year, a work to be en- sold in Sinithfield about 100 years titled Fragmenta Vetusta, or the re- ago, compared with that of the premains of ancient buildings in York. sent time: 1700
1800 It will contain 34 engravings, printed
800 lbs. in large quarto, of the size of ten Calves 50
140 inches by seven and a halt.
So Mr. Landseer is engraving an ein
50 blematical Monument in honour of So that Smithfield market has, prinAdmiral Lord Nelson, in which he cipally within fifty years, doubled the will introduce the bust of his Lord- weight of flesh sold in it, besides a ship, and allusions to his inost cele- considerable increase in the numbers. brated victories, from a drawing by We learn, from a communication P. J. de Loutherbourg, R. A.
to the Society of Arts, that the white A beautiful picture has lately been thorn, which is so valuable for fences, painted by Mr. Stothard, from Chau- may be propagated by cuttings from cer's Procession of Pilgrims to Can- the roots with considerable success, terbury. This painting is accounted while cuttings froin the branches do a chef-d'eurre, and for such a subject not thrive. The roots of plants a year we have perhaps no artist so well qua- old will afford each ten or twelve cutlified as Mr. S. It is intended to en- tings, and in three years a succession grave a plate from it, and Mr. Brom- of plants fit for use will be produced. ley is expected to do that justice to the It may not be unacceptable to the subject which so excellent a picture public to be intorined, that Mr. Horn, merits. The size of the print will be blower, of Featherstone-street, Citythirty-one inches by ten.
road, has so modified the construcMr. Edward Orme will shortly pub. tion of the fire engine, as to become lish by subscription an Essay on a most valuable acquisition to those Transparencies, making one large vo. who are under any apprehensions of
accidents by fire. It has been proved The same gentleman has circulated by experiment, that the four sides of proposals for a new work, entitled a bed-room, all on fire, may be exBritislı Field Sports, from drawings tinguished, in the space of a minute,
lume in quarto.
with little more than a pail of water. important in a commercial view, to It stands in the compass of fourteen make a small establishment on the inches square, and two feet high, and now almost depopulated island of may be carried from one room to an- Otaheite; and to render it useful in other with ease: all that is required the navigation to and from Botany. being to keep it full of water, in its Bay, as a place where ships may proproperly assigned place, and to work cure abundant supplies of pork and it off every month or six weeks, to vegetables. The king of Owhyhee is keep the water from becoming putrid, making himself master of the other and, at the same time, to be assured Sandwich Islands; is improving them that the engine is in working order. to the greatest prosperity of agricul.
On Sunday forenoon, Feb. 8, a spot ture and population; is ambitious of appeared near the eastern limb of the making them seats of manufacture Sun's disc, nearly large enough to be and commerce; and even proposes to seen with a smoked glass without any open a trade to Nootka Sound and to magnifying power. It is spindle- Bengal. formed; its longer axis nearly per- In the island of Cuba there is neid pendicular to the Sun's equator; its ther grown wheat, olives, or vines. shortest axis not to be reduced by the Every article of clothing is brought lowest estimate to less than ihree from Europe, there not being a sin. times the diameterofthe earth,or about gle manufacture of any kind in it. 1-30th part of the Sun's diameter. In 1792, there were exported to Spain Still more eastward of it, and nearly 30,000 cut. of tobacco, besides that opposite to its centre, at the distance consumed in this country and in of about 18,000 miles measured on America. The export of wax that the Sun's disc, was a very small and year amounted to 5000 cwt. Bees round spot.
have only been introduced in Cuba An algebraical proof of Sir Isaac since the year 1764. After the peace Newton's Binomial Theorem, which of Versailles, when Florida was ceded has been hitherto a desideratum in to the English, some families came Mathematics, has been lately disco- over from St. Augustine, and brought vered by Francis Burke, A.B. a stu- some bives with them, and in a short dent in Dublin University. The dis- time they increased so much, that covery has been honoured with a dis- the sugar plantations became endantinguished premium by the Board of gered. Trinity-college.
The Irish language continues to be Parpontier, a celebrated French spoken at present in Louth, Meathi
, chemist, has discovered a new species and Westmeath; in the south-west of utility, besides its nutritive powers, part of Carlow, a considerable proin the potatoe, and his discovery has portion speak Irish; in Kilkenny it been proved in England by stucco prevails greatly; in Wexford it is plasterers. From the starch of po- very little used in the south-east part tatoe, quite fresh, and washed but of the county, but is pretty general in once, a fine size, by mixture with the north-west. In Dublin, Kildare, chalk, has been made, and in a variety Wicklow, and in the King's and of instances successfully used, parti. Queen's counties, very few speak cularly for ceilings. This species of Irish; in all the counties of Munster size has no smell: while animal size, the Irish language prevails, if we erputrifying so readily, uniformly ex- cept the large towns, their immediate hales a mest disagreeable and un- neighbourhoods, and some of the wholesome odour: the size of pota- country along the coast. It is more toes being very little subject to pu- prevalent in Connaught than in the trefaction, appears from experience to West of Ireland: in this province it is prove more durable in tenacity and essential to acquire the language, in whiteness, and, for white-washing, order to be able to deal with the peashould always be preferred to animal santry without an interpreter. . In size, the decomposition of which al Ulster, there is a great proportion of ways exhibits proofs of infectious Irish speakers; Cavan and Monaghan effuria.
contain many; Tyrone, about balf its It is proposed, as an object highly inhabitants; Donegal, more than half;
Armagh and Down a few; Antrim, a'the Lutheran Gymnasium at Eperies, few along the eastern coast; Derry, a has received permission fiom the few in the mountains to the south- Emperor of Austria to travel in west; Fermenagh, scarcely any. Switzerland, for the purpose of ac
The King has approved of the elec- quiring a perfect knowledge of Pestation of John Soane, Esq. to bc Pro- lozzi's melod of education, and af fesor of Architecture to the Royal terward to visit ile schools of indusAcademy, and of Mr. William Owen, try in Prussia and Saxony. to be an Academician, in the place of John Russell, Esq. deceased.
The celebrated Canora has just Germany.
finished, at Roine, a statue of Hebe, Died, at Kiel, Dr. Hensler, one of which farsurpas.es all his other works. the most distinguished members of The upper part of the goddess is re. the University of that city. He was presented naked, and the rest of her the author of many learned works, body is covered with a drapery of the and particularly by his researches on greatest lightness. She is represented the origin of Syphilitic diseases. The as performing the office of cup-bearer Prince Regent of Denmark has pur- at the table of the Gods. He intends chased for the Danisl Admiralty the to make a copy of this statue in very curious library of this learned bronze. physician.
M. Calandrella, astronomerat Rome, The publication of the following has published observations on the anmaps was announced at the last Minual parallax of the star Lyna, which chaelmas fair at Leipsic, viz. 1. Map he fiuds to be five seconds. This disof Germany, divided according to the covery, if established, would greatly peace of Presbury, Dec. 26, 1805, and diminish the distance at which the the act of the confederation of the fixed stars have been calculated. InRhine, July 12, 1806. 2. Map of stead of six or seven millions of miles, Westphalia, according to the latest it will justify barely half that quantrigonometrical measurements, astro- tity. nomical deterininations of places, and
Portugal. military arrangements of the Prussian The literature of Portugal is about Major-General Le Coq, divided ac- to receive a valuable accession, in a cording to the latest political changes translation of Votaire's Henriade, by in September, 1806. 3. Map of Sua- the Marquiz de Bellas, formerly anibia, divided according to the peace bassador at the court of London, and of Presburg, and the act of the con- now at the head of tlic judicial defederation of the Rhine. 4. Map of partment in his own country. the Giant Mountains in Silesia, ac
Szweden. cording to the latest geograplical de- M. Bergstedt, who has travelled terminations.
many years with much success in Hungary.
the Levant, has finished his translaSeveral works in theology, morals, tion of Chevalier's Travels in the education, &c. eren
some novels, Troad. The first volume, which was have lately been published in the published more than three years ago, Hungarian language at Pest.
contained some learned observatious Mr. Samuel Klein has published, on the places which he visited after at Buda, a Wallachian almanack, tá M. Chevalier, particularly on the which he has added an interesting isles of the Archipelago. In the abridgment of the ancient history of second volyme, M. Bergstedt has
inserted many pasagés from Homer M. Kulcsar has obtained permission and Museus, which serve to throw to publish a gazetic in the Hungarian light on several observations of his language,
at Pest, entirely devoted to author. the literature of that country: A li- The Count of Oxenstiern, well ferary and political gazette is pub- known in Sweden for a poem on lished at Vienna, in the Hungarian the Harvest, bas published the se. language, under the title of Maynar cond volune of his works, the first Inrer, the Hungarian Courier. having been published in the year Mr. Mathias Sanowiz, Preceptor of 1805. l'NIVERSAL Mag. Vol.VII.
ENTERTAINMENTS AND EXHIBITIONS. RURY-LANE, Feb. 19. —This harding, in order to complete his re
This Curfew, said to be from the pen of the way to confess the Baron, assumes the late Mr. Tobin, author of the Honev- dress of the inonk, and proceeds to the moon, was produced at this theatre. castle hijnself in that character, havThe scene is in England, in the time ing previously concerted an attack on of William the Conqueror, and the the castle, with intent to murder the characters are
inhabitants, at the tolling of the cur. Normans.
few. Matilda, the Baron's wife, surHugh de Tracy Mr. BARRYMORE viving her wound, and a subsequent Robert
Mr. BANNISTER shipwreck while on her passage to Bertrand
Mr. H. SIDDONS England with her son Robert, lives in Walter
Mr. PENLEY disguise, in a borel near ber husband's Philip Mr. EYRE
castle, over whom and her daughter Dunstan
Mir, Cooke Florence she watches unknown, the Matilda Mrs. POWELL
Baron believing her to be dead. To Florence
Miss DUNCAN increase his misery, he is now conDanes.
vinced of his wife's innocency, and Fitzharding Mr. ELLISTON builds a mausoleum to her memory. Armstrong
Mr. PALMER His deadly foe still, however, pursues Conrad
Mr. MATTHEWS him, and having gained access as a lierman
Mr. Carles. father confessor, the Baron opens his This play is replete with interest whole mind to him relative to Maand deep pathos, possessing many tilda. During this interview, Matilda striking situations and much stage et is brought before the Baron as a witch, fict. The Baron de Tracy, one of and, though denying the charge, she the Norman followers of William, yet promises to raise his wife from the having married an English lady (Ma- grave, and in the friar recognises the tilda) while he lived in Normandy, captain of the banditti, and deteris so vio
instigated to jealousy by mines to watch him. The Baron's certain anonymous letters, that he daughter Florence having eloped plunged his dagger into bis wife's bo- from her father, in boy's clothes, to som, caught as he considered in the meet her lover Bertrand, a noble arms of her seducer. The cause of minded youth, educated by the Baron, this misery was Fitzharding, who, but of humble origin, is seized by the when a youth, had entered into the banditti, who determine on her death; military service, under the Baron, and and her own brother Robert, who, having for some trilling offence been through distress, had joined them, is ignominiously branded in the shoul- fixed on to commit the murder, but der,and though apparently reconcilerl, when she cannot prevail on him to yet he nourished in his breast the spare her, she confesses her sex, and most rancorous revenge against bis he becomes lier protector, and takes unsuspecting adversary. To facilitate ber to his mother's cottage. The Bahis scheme, he has a report of his ron now gives the preteuded friar a death circulated, whilst he attacks the private meeting in the chapel, near happiness of the Baron by the pre- the mausoleum, in which Matilda tendedintidelity of his wite; to con- conceals herself, suspecting what litzfirm which, he appoints a time when harding had in view, when, having he shall find a man in her chainber, discovered his purpose and on the and contrives to appear there himself point of murdering the Baron, the to the deluded husband, who stalos tomb bursts open, and the Baroness his wife, as above related. The Baron comes forward splendidly drest. An afterwards comes to England with eclaircissement dow takes place; the William “the Conqueror, and litz- Baron offers Fitzharding forgiveness, Jarding escaping, arrives in the same which he refuses, and is sent into country and becomes the captain of a confinement. The attack of the banDanish banditti, who infest the woods ditti is defcated by the information adjacent to the Baron's castle. Fitz- of Rubert and his sister, who is mar.
ried to Bertrand, and the piece con- forms a base design of attempting to cludes with the re-union of the Baron seduce Miss Somers, (whom he had and Matilda.
formerly seen) but not knowing her · There has seldom been a new play place of residence, in hopes to disso ably sustained by the performers, cover it, tells Cosey he is going the who were perfect in their respective same road, and requests to join his parts. Elliston evinced unusual powers company; failing in this, he follows in Fitzharding, and Mrs. Powell in- him. Cosey, after much personal fused much dignity and tenderness danger, from which he is rescued by into the part of Matilda. The scenes the intrepidity of a stranger, reaches where she undergoes an interrogatory Wales, and recognises his preserver in as a witch, and where she rescues her the person of Reuben Glénroy, whose husband from the revengeful dagger attachment to his ward he discovers. of Fitzharding are worked up with Reuben, called upon by the voice of uncommon skill, and fraught with the distress during a severe stornof snow, deepest pathos; and not less striking rusbes out, and in a short time returns, are the scenes where Fitzharding, as supporting Plastic, apparently lifeless, the confessor, proves the conscience who, when recovered and finding himof the Baron. Unmixed applause ac- self in the same house with Miss Socompanied the performance from the mers, to further his designs assumes beginning to the end; and when the the name of Maitland. Unlooked for piece was announced for a second re- circunstances aid his wishes; he not presentation, an universal burst of ap- only contrives to carry away Rosalie plause succeeded. A glee was intro- Somers from the protection of her“ duced, and admirably sung by Messrs. friends, but also to make it appear Fitzsimmons, Miller, and Gibbon; that she consented to an elopement and Miss Duncan spoke a lively epi- with him, and sncceeds in bring: logue with much point and spirit. ing her to town. Reuben, after hav
COVENT-GARDEN, March 10.- ing passed the night on the .moun. This evening, a new Comedy, froin tains succouring distressed travellers, the pen of Mr. Morton, was produced returns, and hearing that Rosalie has at this theatre, entitled Town and eloped with the man he preserved, Country; or, Which is Best? The cha- sinks into apathy, from which he is racters of which are
roused by the intelligence that his Plastic
Mr. C: KEMBLE brother Augustus, (the captain) by
Mr. BLANCHARD habits of fashionable extravagance, is Cosey
Mr. PAWCETT on the brink of ruin. Iloping to save Rev. Owen Glenroy Mr. MURRAY him from the vortex of dissipation, Reuben Glenroy Mr. KEMBLE into which he is plunged, he consents Captain Glenroy Mr. BRONTON to accompany Coser to London. Ro. Hawbuck
Mr. EMERY salie, noi withstanding all l'lastic's Hon. Mrs. Glenroy Alrs. GLOVER caution, eludes his vigilance, and acRosalie Somers
Miss BRONTON cidentaily meeting with Trot, is by
Mrs. MATTOCKS that gentlemani, placed under the proMrs. Moreen
Mrs. DAVENPORT tection of the Ton. Mrs. Glenrov. The following is the outline of the Cosey and Reuben arrive in town, and plot: - Plastic, a dissipated young the former furnishes the latier with man of fashion, and Cosey a stock- the means of relieving his brother's broker, accidentally meet ai the house necessities. Reuben löses no tiine in of Mr. Trot, a wealthy corton-manu- calling at his house,--meets wiih Mis. facturer, father-in-law of the former. Glenroy, makes himself known, and During their stay at that gentleman's acquaints her with the purport of luis country house, Plastic learns that visit. Reuben then goes to a subCosey is on his road to Wales, to visit scription house for play, where lie his ward Miss Rosalie Somers, whom knows his brother was to pass the he has placed at the house of the Rev. evening; and while waiting in an anOwen Glenrov. The two families of tichamber, Augustus rushes from the Somers and Plastic are at enmity, on gaming-table, and, goaded by despair, account of a former election contest. is on the point of committing suicide, Plastic, from motives of revenge, when Reuben arrests his arm and pre