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on the late National Embarrassment, to religion or decency, many singular This alluded to the painful situation and ludicrous facts. Voluntary tlagel. of the king's health at that period, and lations began to be countenanced by contained some ingenious explanations inen of great eminence, and to come of the rights of the heir-apparent, and into general practice in the eleventh some acute remarks on the conduct, century. The infliction of this punishrespectively, of the contending parties ment by the hands of the confessor in the course of the proceedings relat- became general after this, and was ing to the projected regency. This submitted to by princes, yay, women pamphlet was answered, rather rudely, became subject to castigation froin the by an anonymous writer, who endea- monks, which led to great abuses. voured to chastise M. De L. for the M. De Lolme died in Switzerland part which he took in those disputes. early in the present year.

He was In 1777, he published, in quarto, reinarkably temperate and simple in The History of the Flagellants. The his mode of living, and possessed an ends which the author proposed in this admirable temper, with a strong turn work were the information of posterity, for humour; and all he said, even on who will here find a minute detail of the most serious subjects, was marked wonderful facts; the moral instruction by something of an arch shrewdness. of the present age, by giving them a Ile did not sacrifice much to the graces, striking proof of that deep sense of in point of dress and personal delicacy, justice which exists in the breasts or but his conversation was always valuall men; and the entertainment of able; and it is much to be regretted, philosophers and critics, by furnishing that a man of his talents and informathern with an unusual subject of spe- tion was not shielded by patronage culation and debate; and by collect- against the necessities of life. ing into one view, without any oftence

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IMPROVEMENTS IN ARTS, SCIENCES, AND LITERATURE; With Notices respecting Men of Letters, Artists, and Works

in Hand, &c. &c. LIFE George Morland, em- Mr. Nicholas Carlisle, secretary of sketches by Dau, will shortly make its press a Topographical Dictionary of appearance.

England: the materials for which Mr. Mackenzie, of Huntingdon, is have been collected froin the most preparing for the press Memoirs of the authentic sources. Lite and Writings of Calvin, accom- A new publication has been anpanicd with biographical sketches of nounced, under the title of An Encythe reformation, compiled from the clopædia of Manufactures, which, it Narrative of Theodore Beza and other is supposed, will extend to eight or documents.

ten volumes in octavo, a part of which The Military Annals of Revolution- will be published every two months, ary France, from the beginning of the illustrated by plates, making a volume last war to the end of 1807, will be annually. It is not intended to follow published by subscription in four an alphabetical arrangement. large volumes quarto, by the author Mr. Pinkerton has undertaken to be of the Revolutionary Plutarch, as- the editor of a General Collection of sisted by a general officer and other Voyages and Travels, forming a coineminent military characters. Besides plete history of the Origin and Proinaps of the countries, which have gress of Discovery by sea and land, been the seat of war, plans of encamp- from the earliest ages to the present ments, sieges, and battles, these vo- time. It is not intended merely to lumes will be embellished with por- reprint the narratives, which have altraits of all the commanders in chief ready appeared, nor to adhere to the of note and other generals.

strict chronological order of the oce currences which they detail, but in Mr. Jones, of Hafad, to whom the most cases toʻclass the subjects and public are under obligation for his consolidate the materials of different splendid edition of Troissart, is now writers, so as to exbibit at one view engaged in a translation of the Chroniall that is interesting or important in cles of Monstrelet, which include the their several publications, and to pre- seriod from 1.400 to 1467, and describe sent the reader with a regular, suc- the particulars of the conquests of cinct, and separate history of the pro- llenry V'. and of the subsequent exgress of discovery in every great divi- pulsion of the English from France. sion of the globe.

Mr. Paymond, author of the Life of Dr. Abhot, of Oalles, in Bedford- Dermody, is preparing a complete shire, is about to publish some ser edition of the Poeüical Works of that mons, which will hear the title of Pa- wonderful but unfortunate youth. rochial Divinitv.

Mr. Belsham is about to publisha The Clarendon press is at prezent Collection of State Papers, Official engaged in printing the Alrestis of Letters, and other Documents, illusEuripides and other Greek plass, for trative of English history, from the the use of schools. A republication revolution to the peace of Amiens. of Creech's edition of Lucretius is These papers extend to two volumes, also proceeding with for similar pur- and are so pointed as cither to be cold poses.

separately or in connection with the Mr. Samuel Ranh Mevrick, of various volumes of his litory, to which Queen's College, O ford, has circu- the papers respectively appertain. lated proposals for publiling by sub- Lantlistorical Essay on the Life of scription a History of the County of the Great Condé, wriien hy his se Cardigan, which will be illustrated rene licliness the Prince of Condé, with 18 plates. The work will form his descendant in the fourth degree, one volume in quarto.

now in Englund, uanslated iron the Dr. Jarrold, ot Manchester, has in original manuscript found at Chanthe press a Dissertation on the l'orm tiliv, and published at Paris, is now and Colour of the Person of Man. in the press, and will be shortly pub.

A ner and greatly enlarged edition lished in one volume octavo. of the Biographia Dramatica, or Com- The first number of the Transacpanion to the Play-house, is in prepa- tions of the Entomological Society of ration, containing historical and cri- London, is expected to make its aptical memoirs, and original anecdotes pearance carly in June. of dramatic writers from the commencement of our theatrical exhibi- The exhibition of the Roval Acations,

demy opened on the 4th of May, with The Rer. T. F. Dibdin intends to a display of pictures highly graufving publish, iu five quarto volumes, a new to national pride, there being fewer edition of Ames's Typographical An- portraits and more works of genius tiquities, which he proposes to bring and fancy ti an have appeared for se down to the present period.

veral years. Northcote has a fine picMr. Olinthus Gregory, A. J. of the ture of The Chess Players ; ju the com. Roral Military Academy, has now in position of which he liar displayed the press a Translation of the Albe nuuch mind, and it is designed and Haüy's valuable work, entitled colourer in his best manuer. Turner's Trnité Elementaire de Physique, with picture of a country Blacksmith disnotes, I istorical, illustrative, and cri- puting with a Butcher respecting the tical. The translation will make two mrice chorord for shoring his Por is volumes in octavo.

well designed; the lights and shadows Mr. Paik, editor of the new edition are happily distributed, and the whole of Walpole's Royal and Noble Au- executed with a bold and masteriy thors, has undertaken to republish touch. Westall las a beautiful cabiWarton's History of English l'oetry. net picture of Flora untented buy the

A traz-lation of Chaptal's new cephurs, in which the artist has maniwork, entitled Chemistry applied to tested protonnd knowledge in the Arts and Manufuctures, will be pub- science of colouring. Wilkie's D!Clished early in June, in four larga yo. ture of The Blind Fuler surpasses in lunues octa'u

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merit that of the Village Politicians, presents lis lordslip landing on the which he exhibited last year. The mole of Teneritte, in which ill fated desizni of this picture is inost felici: expedition he lo-t his arm. In these tous; a blind musician, accompanied four pictures, Vír. Wetall has exhia, by his wife, is represented as seatel by bited hi, usual manner of thinking, a cottage tiie-side, in the act of calling and peculiar facility of compo-ition; forth Juleet sounds' for the amuse, and the animation which perva les the ment of a rustic i milv; every men whole of these works, camot be too ber of which is happily occupiedl: michcommended. There is a courage the mother, a very interesting time, as well in the conquered as in the conis dancin an infant on her knee, querois. The figures throughout are while the father i, snapping his fingers well drawa, full of appropriate action, in concert with the instrument in or- and the ju-tex, ressions belonging to der to fix the attention of the child; them. The movement of th lines an older girl is listenins with rapture which form the groupes are hermoover the back of the mother's chail', nious and kilfully contrived, and the and a wiggish boy is imitating the ac- clare obscure is arranged so as to protion of the tidler liv pretending to play d.leed very pleasing crtiet. on a pair of bellows. This picture The society of painters in wateris coloured with a local corectness colour; began to exhibit this season which is hardly exceerlead in the best at the Old Raval Academy. Rooms, production of the Flemish school. Pall-mall, having semoved from Lower The late Mr. Gilpin's picture of Dun Brooke-street. Many of their pro. can's Horses, froin Macbet!?, is one of dretions are ia a superior style, and the last predictions of this lamented we shall be happy in giving an acartist. It manifists all that grandeur Culint of them inou nest. cide-ign for which his pictures have Threhus bei recent'; placed in obtained such celebrity, but it has the th: vestibuleifth British Gailery in appear ince of having been left in an Pail-milla culo-sal statue of Achilles, untini-hed state. Funceli has a time extented by thelitellii Banks, which picture, representing ('remhild the is esteemeitu be the first work of its widlov of iviil, veving to Irony in kind that this country has produred. prison) the herd of Gumther, his ac- Achilles is represented kneeling on complice in the assina:ion of her his left kalen; the thah bing suphusband. The c!'re ob cure of this porteil onthlinin bhashi ki throwia piciure, as well as the colou iny, are obliqueivon the ground, and groured weil appropriated to the subject; and an incline i plive, wilkis helmet, Mr. Tuseli must by congratulated on britie-dy?, nisvrbind it. The trie colouring of this e fort of his peri- leitlag in this view is we shortenel, c', as transcending everything that and thioct bears strongly against a he has hitherto produccil

. Though fian of ston'. The extended low in tone, it i; without blachnus, action of th' ri,': lower exiremity, and though clear it is wit:0!i g?'ldi. chewinds the front of the thich to the mit S. -- Ir. We tall 12, four picture re- lpiest 1:21. e, plays the des in presenting the learling hervir ichier a tie-shortinal vi iv also, the envio ment; of per oral coura, in the lite limbscasting ant! great toe. aldrao lord Nelsou. There representi prv, 211.1 fionn bhind the figure Lord Nelson, wie second liviennt and ;'az:10. over the top of the heiof a frizate, going !.9 töke possession met and shielil, extends over the upof an enemy's ship in a voulu male of perjart of the left thigh. The body wind, wher every one on boud de. Ties erect from this complicated but cared it vis impracticable. The .e. natural and violous disposition of cond represents Lord

...11 receive tie lower extremities; the chest in. ing the sword of the dvin spanish cins a little forward; the head is adiniral, whose ship lie had boarded thrown rather back upon the right and taken in the battie of Capet. should:r, supporied by the right hand, Vincent. The third representi ilis espanded and passionately fixed upon ilusticus hero attacking, in a com- the ball, which is in a disheveiled inou baige, a Spanisl launchi, which state. The face looks upward over he succeeded in taking. The last re- the left arın, which is extended in a

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graceful and animated manner; and many atiluent connoisseurs present, the countenance is full of disdain, they did not seem inclined to bid; disappointment, and resentment. The but when they found that the works whole contour of the figue is astonish. in general were interesting objects to ingly grand, yet the anatomy perfectly artists of acknowledged judgment, correct. The sculptor has taken that they became as cager as they were bemoment of time when Brisëis has fore negligent; and the shade of Rombeen torn from Achilles, by order of ney had no reason to be dissatisfied Agamemnon; and the action is de- with the fate which attended the rescribed by the preceding lines of flo- mains of his genius. The waves of the ocean wash

MISCELLANEOUS. the base of the figure, which is ele- It appears by a Report from the vated on a pedestal, about three feet Custom House, printed by order of high. The figure measures a little the House of Commons, that in 12 more than eight teet.

years, from 1797 to 1804, there were A magnificent work is announced built and registered in the several at Paris, by Messrs. Trenttel and ports of the British empire 11,2% Wurtz, under the title of Voyage Pit- vessels of all sizes, from three tons toresque di Constantinople et des Rires and upwards, containing 1,20:5,447 du Bosphore, which is to contain forty- tons. In 1803 the number of vesses cight plates, and to be published in was 1,407, and that of tons 185,694; twelve parts, accompanied by suitable which fell in 1804 to 991 vessels, como texts, printed by Didot. The price of taining 95,979 tons. each print will be 100 francs to the It appears from Derrick's Memoirs subscribers at Paris, and the tirst part of the Rise and Progress of the Royal has, we believe, already appeared. Nary, that in the year 1548, unde:

Mr. West, of Cork, is preparing to Edward VI. the number of vessels be: publish twenty-four Picturesquetiews longing to the royal navy was 53, and of Cork and its Environs, engraved the tonnage 11,268. In 1793 the reby Mr. F. Calvert; accompanied by sels were 498, and the tonnage 133,226. appropriate descriptions and illustra- In 1805 the vessels were 949. tive notes, written by himself.

The annual Report of the London Messrs. Boydell and Co. have an- Dispensary, for curing diseases of the nounced as nearly ready for publica- eve and ear, under the care of Mi. tion the third number of Liber Feri- Saunders, in Charterhouse - square, tatis, containing twenty fac-simile states, that from the 25th of March, prints after Claude's drawings in the 1806, to the sainc day in 1807,-10 collection of Earl Spencer and Charles patients have been cured of disease Lambert, Esq. engraved by Earlom. of the eyes, and 19 of discases of the

The pictures of the late Mr. Rom- ear. ney, consisting chiefly of sketches and The city of Batavia contains about unfinished portraits, have been sold 115,000 inhabitants, the annual loss by Mr. Christic to yreat advantage, of which hy deaths is about 1000; aud considering the little progress the art- the Dutch in proportion to their num ist had made in most of them. They, bers contribuie inore largely to this however, bore strong marks of taste list of mortality. The Duich, includand genius. A juvenile portraii of ing the half-cast, lose 9 in 100; the Mrs. Siddons, with a comic arrange- Chinese 3}; the Natives and Malays ment of the features, was bought by 25; and the Slaves 73. The mortality Tresham, who also bought many among European fernales is not nearls sketches of Lady Ilamilton. He was offered eighty gui.reas advance upon fact proves that intemperance is the

so great as among the males; and th: all these sketches, but he gallantly declared that he would never sutter principal cause of mortality. the semblances of that lady to be un

America. dervalued, or consent to part with any Mr. J. D. Burk has lately published of them. Hoppner purchased several two volumes of the History of Virginia, unfinished studies, 'strongly charac- which will speedily be followed by a terized by original genius. It is some- third and fourth. We understani what curious thai, though these were that thellistory of Virginia is not on

valuable, as the production of a supe- piece of this sculptor, who is now in rior pen, but also from the new infor- his 70th year, and yet appears to remiation with which it abounds; every tain all the vigour and spirit of youth. distinguished character of the Union, M. Barthey has re-written his celeparticularly President Jefferson, hav- brated work on the Elements of the ing contributed manuscripts to the Science of Man, which it is expected historian.

will produce a kind of revolution in Denmark.

the science of physiology. The island of Mors, situated in the M. Tenou has lately presented to . north-west of Jutland, and separated the National Institute, a description by the great gulph of Limfiord, which of the 'Teeth of the Cachalot and Copenetrates far into the interior of this codile. The teeth of the former have peninsula, deserves to become the no enamel, but only the osseous cortex. subject of special notice; though The one, we are informed, ray be bitherto in a manner unknown to the easily distinguished from, the other; Danes themselves. The population because the enamel is much harder, of it is about 8000 persons, and they and is entirely dissolved in the acids, speak a language peculiar to themselres. without leaving any gelatinous parenA Glossary has lately been published chyme. The tusks of the elephant, containing 700 words unknown else- and the grinders of the bear, have no where. This information will interest other envelope. those who investigate the northern

Germany. languages.

A composer of Vienna, named BohThe Scandinavian Society of Co- domowitsch, has lately announced the penhagen continues its labours with execution of a great musical piece, great activity. They have published under the title of klopstock's Baitle several interesting dissertations on the of Herrman. Several thousands of antiquities of Scandinavia in the jour- persons will be required for its reprenal called the Scandinavian Museum, sentation; and the theatie is to be an which is printed both in the Danish open country, with woods, meadows, and Swedish languages.

&c. The most curious part, however, Francc.

will consist in an interlude taken from The French have lately been suc- inodern times, in which a great num. Cessful in naturalizing cotton and in- ber of cannon and smallarnis will form digo in their southern provinces; and the bass, and for which purpose the their attention is now directed to the composer gravely requests the assistNew Zealand Flax, Phormium tenar, ance of musical artillerymen and canor Phormium textile, of the botanists. noneers.. Capt. Cook first discovered this plant,

A German Journal, of some repuwhich unites in a superior degree the tation, affirms, that there are beavers useful qualities of the hemp and fax in Westphalia, on the banks of the of Europe. It is now cultivated with Lippe; and that they continue there success in Norfolk Island; and Capt. in spite of the endeavours of the inhaBaudin, in his late voyage round the bitants to destroy them. This appears, world, brought from thencenine plants it is said, very evidently fror, the great to France. Under the care of Thouin, number of trees which are fallen on these have brought their seeds to ina- the river sides. The question arising turity, and seedlings have been since from this fact, if admiited, is, wliether sent to the departments Seine Inte- these beaver's live in societies, in rior, Herault, La Drom. Le Var, and pairs, or solitary to the Island of Corsica. The young M. De Murr, a learned antiquary of plants are found to thrive well in the Nuremberg, has sent to the Emperor most southern of these provinces. of Russia three manuscripts in the

The artists and amateurs of Paris hand-writing of Regiomontanus, of crowd to the workshop of Dejoux, in several rare printed works of that theLouvre, to see his colossal model of celebrated mathematician. The Emthe statue of General Desaix, designed peror has ordered them to be depositto be cast in bronze, and placed on the ed in the imperial library, and has pedestal in the Place des Victories. It sent a handsome ring to M. de Murr. is universally judged to be the master- The Director of the Museum of UNIVERSAL MAG. VOL. VII.

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