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When she fies, a vision fair

A Hawke, a Wolfe, a Marib'rough rise, Of what once her fancies were ;

A Nelson strikes my ravish'd eyes, Fancies, like the poet's dream,

And Britain calls my praise. Any thing but what they seem :

The blooming laurel waves around; 'Though, in rhyme, one thing is true, Fame spreads her trophies o'er the ground; --That is my regard for you.

Fair vict'ry smiles; but ah! ny fate!
The panting chord essays too late,

Confusion blasts my lays.
SONNET, by Clio RICKMAN..

I muse on woe, and think I hear
HEARD ye, the Postman blow his bel-

Its heavy sounds assail my ear; lowing horn;

I list,--and hear the bursting cry! Heard ye, the news he shouted from arar:

The frantic shriek, or mournful sigh ;

I hear, and list again! Grcat news, he roar'd aloud, in this

New cries, new pangs, new groans arise ; night's Star;

New tears bedew the streaming eyes ; While through each echoing street his cries were borne.

I moan o'er mis'ry and aspire

To wake to notes of woe my lyre, 'Twas not the rise of stocks, or fall of corn, Or notice fresh of desolating war,

But all I try is vain. Which leaves its groaning millions stript, Yet, why attempt, where tumult reigns, forlorn,

To call to life the slumb'ring strains ? And all the blessings of mankind doth No love can swell, no heroes charm

With pow'rs, the string that fiends disarm,

Or tear the magic spell. No!-more material news than you pro. Hence, hence away to groves and bowors,

pound, Made all this noise, this bellowing, and where fairies trip the moss along,

Where muses wing the frisking hours, this rout:

And zephyrs waft the balmy song, On Monday last (oh! hcar the important

And bliss and music dwell! sound), The Duke of BUCKSKIN, and a BARON There, there, from strife reniote, and care, stout,

The muse shall breath Elysian air ;
Perform’d the greatest act of all their lives, The flow'ry dell, the purling rill,
By playing, for Five THOUSAND POUNDS, The waving copse, the tufted hill,
AT Fives!

The blithe and jocuri swain,
The blooming maid, his joy and pride,

The cot, where peace and love abide, Ode to Rural SOLITUDE, upon the Author The board where frugal plenty smiles, finding a decrease of his poetical Spirit, The heart devoid of care and wiles, occasioned by the bustle and confusion of

All, all shall charm the strain. the town, and other causes.

Yes, rural Solitude! to thee
COME, Solitude! enchant my lay, The muse owes wit, and nirth, and glee;
Drire giddy tumult far away-

Beneath thy shade l'll string my lyre,
Drive hence, to realms of blackest night, With thee I'll court Pierian fire,
The noisy danion from my sigit,

And quit the city's frowns.
And warm my frozen lyre.

Haste, Laura, to the cooling shade,
Alas! the crowd still throngs around, The verdanit bank, or woodland glade;
My ears still clank with deafʼning sound; We'll wake in peace the dormant lay,
Sad phrenzy bursts the trembling string, Mid rural charms, far, far away
In vain ) strike, no echoes ring

From all the noise of towns. To fill my soul with fire.

London, Dec. 16, 1806.

Arcas. In vain my Laura charms my heart; In vain I feel the precious smart That riots in my panting breast,

The Dew-DROP, by EAGLESFIELD And kills with aching joys my rest : But why adore my fair?

SMITH, Esq. My love avails me not; I try

0! were my love like the dew-drop, In vain to chaunt, I only sigh;

That hangs upon the flow'r of May; Some envious phantom checks my strains, And I a little Zephyr wild, Mlock, all the muse's fruitless pains,

About its bonny breast to play: And drives me lo despair.

The matin's brain should pierce me through,

That came to steal its sweets away ; I think of all the great and brave;

And I would dic with the dew-drop, Į sunmon herves from the grave; That hangs upon the How's of May.

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THE NEW PATENTS. Mr. EDWARD HEARD's of London, manganese, zinc, copper, lead, &c,

Chemisi; for a Discovery of cer- when mixed with the cvals, laid on tain Means of obtaining inflamma. their surface, or put into separate vesble Gas from Pil-Coal in such a se!s through wbich the gas was made state, that it may le burned with- to pass, are calculated in a greater or out producing any offensive Smell. less degree to divest the gas of the

Daled June 12, 1806. cause of the offensive smell; but it is THAN HIS invention is described as distinctly stated that lime has always

follows: The lime is stratified been found (if caustic the better) strawith the coals in the retort stove or tified with coals and exposed to heat, other close vessel, in which they are the most economical and successful placed for operation, or the gas whep process. produced is suffered to pass over lime previously laid in an iron or other Mr. Robert Newman's of Dartiubes, or any other shaped vesseladapt- mouth, Ship Builder; for his Imed to the purpose, and exposed to provement in the Form and Conheat. After the gas has been con- struction of Ships. ducted into a refrigeratory, and all Dated September 6, 1806. condensible matter is deposited, it is THIS invention, which cannot be tubes, and burned in the usual man- plate, consists in, and extends to, the ner. The reason for einploying line following matters, collectively or sefor this purpose, is that, from a series parately taken :-first, an apparatus of analytical experiments, the presence or helm containing two rudders, of sulphur has been detected in a great formed and worked in the direction variety of the coals which are con- of the sides, in lieu of one placed in sumed in this country; and consider- the centre line of the vessel, by which ing the suffocating offensive smell so bodies of the greatest capacity may perceptible during the combustion be governed, guided, or steererl, wore of the gas obtained in the ordinary and stayed with greater certainty, ease, way, to arise from the products of that and safety. Secondly, in a concave combustion, principally the sulphure- or hollow form of side and bottoin that ous acid gas which is then generated; will make vessels of a light draught lime is presented in substance to the of water keep a better wind, carry suphur as it is disengaged by heat more sail, and roll less. Thirdly, in from the coals, and through their mu- an inverted reduction of capacity tual affinity arrests it in its progress, toward the stern, commonly called and forms a sulphuret of lime or the run, by which the resistance is hydro-sulphuret depending on the lessened, without the stability or circumstances of the operation. There power of carrying sail being dininishis reason to conclude that any of the ed by external construction. fixed alkalies or alkaline earths, such as barytes, strontian, and other similar Mr. William Clarke's of Cerne earths, or carbonate of lime, when ex- Albas, Clock-maker ; and Joseph posed to a degree of temperature suf- Bugby, of Yeovil, Schoolmaster; ficient to drive off the carbonic acid for Improvements in a Machine for gas, might be substituted for lime; spinning Hemp, Flar, Tow, and but from economical motives as well iVool. Dated June 19, 1805. as constant success the agency of THIS invention requires al.o the ' lime has been preferred. It must plates fully to explain it: the therefore be clearly understood that machinery is calculated to save the lime in substance or a dry state, the heavy expence of currents of water, fired alkalies or earths' possessing erecting spacious buildings, wateralkaline properties, or such meta's works, steam-engine, &r. and to or their oxyds as possess a sufli- spin hemp, ilax, tow, and wool, at ciently strong affinity with sulphur such an easy expense, as to bring it and sulphureited hydrogen as to an- within the reach of small manufacture swer the end desired, such as iron, rers, and constructed upon such sale

and easy principles, that no length of mixture of colours, on the walls of experience will be necessary to enable apartments of plaster, woud, linen, chillren to work the same; and the parer, or any composition, without use of water, steam, &c. thereby ren- joint, seam or shade, or the appear dered unnecessary and to occupy so ance of any joini, sedni, or shadi, little space, that the machines may be thronyhont die wicie room; and is placed in Mati roon, ont-bundins, performed in the following manner: or other cheap places. To efect ile The walls are first prepared for the ahore purpose it was necessary to get receștion oi the tiock bs being ri!rid ei the lanier or fl er upon tlie miced smih and even, and then spindie used in the old macbinery for valad wholly over wili ang size spinning heinp and flux, which re- and -ujeread to rir, a second coat of guires a power in proportion of five size is then put on, stained with the to one, and to announ the difficulty colooroi which tlie fiock is intended thit arises from the want of ela-cicity to be. Amintire consisting of one in these subställ in. This want of part of the mastic or composition elasticity in the substance to be ope. mrde in the manner afier de cuiled, rated upon is compensated and pro- and three sue of colour tie unie as vided for in this machinery; and the tork intended, ground in oil well upon this compen-avion and provibiled together, must then be put un sion, effected by the various means the walls by means of brushes over hereinafter mencioned, the return of the second coat of size, which should the carriage without any assistance be periectly dry, very shooth, and from the work person, and the tra- even; after which the tiock is to be verse for distributing the yarn upon thiown on whilst the latter co

compothe bobbins or quilis, lay the stress of sition or mastic is wet, hy means of an their patent. The most simple mode of apparatus, consisting of a receiving compersating the want ot' elasticity, box to herd the flock, with bellows at and which ihey recommend in preter- top and bottom on one side, to force ence to the oiher, is that of having a out the flock through a hole in the holder of large wire for every spindle centre of the opposite side of the fixed in an arbor or shaft that extends box, and also with a machine similar from one end of the carriage to the to that used for hair powder (except other. This arbor, or shaft, with the that the aperture at ihe small end is holders, may be considered as an en- open instead of having gauze or wire larged and improved substitute, for before 'it) to be used occasionally, what is called a faller in the moll whereby the flock is attached to ilie jennies for spiuniri cotton.

walls in every part required, care

being taken that it is thrown incor! NIr. RICHARD CLARKE's of Chelsea, and equal in all parts; when dry it

and Thomas FRICKER, of new bears the appearance of fine cioth, Bund-street, Paperhangers; for a and is equally close, firm, and strong. new l/oile of decorating the l'alls The mastic or composition aboveof Apartments, in Imitation of fine mentioned is made in the following Cloth, without Joint, Seam, or manner: to ove gallon otlin-eed oil, Share, ly means of cementing of and one galion of spirits of turpenFlock on Itulis of Plaster, lovii, tine, add one pound of gum-anima; Linen, or Paper.

boil them well together until of the Duted August 1, 1806. consistency of tar. The flock is comTU TUIS is amethod of decorating the posed of the refuse or cuttings of

walls of apartments, in imitation roollen cloth or of cotton or siik, preof fine cloth of various colours and viously dyed ihe colour desved.

TRANSACTIONS OF LEARNED & ECONOMICAL SOCIETIES.
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TITE first part of the fifth volume of just publi-hed, and contains several

Communications to the Board of valuable papers. We will lav before Agriculture, on subjects relative to our Readers a communication from the husbandry and ine internal im- th: Night Llon. Sir Joseph Banks, provement of the country, bas been Buri. on the Cultivation of spring

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I heat, which we believe will be free culture of spring wleat during found to give much useful informa- the last thirty years. tion on that subject.

Mr. Sers sows spring wheat from Real spring wheat, the Triticum the 25th of March, üll the first week Astivum, or summer wheat oti buta- in May; for a full crop lie sows fournils, is a grain too tender to bear the teen pecks on an acre, and expects to frost or ihe winter, but as quick in pro- reap four quarters; if he sows seeds gress from its first shoot to ripeness, under it wiich is very generally pracas barley, oûts, or any other spring tised, he sows nine pecks, and ex

pects three quarters in return; he " It is well known on all parts of finds it thrive nearly equally well on the continent, and much used in his stiff and his light land; and has France, where it is called Bli de found it, by experience, to be exempt Niars, from the season in which it from the mildew er blight, and tree is usuallysowni; and in some provinces from all damage of the grub or wire Bleds Tremois, from the time it takes worn. between seed time and harvest; in “ The farmers in South Holland, Spanish it is called Irigo de Marzo; where Mr. Scrs resides, uniformly dein Portuguese Trigo Tremes; and clare, that they have been many years in German Sommer Waitzen; all ago compelled, by frequent attacks of which wames in:rk distinctly the dif- the mildew or blight, to abandon ference between this and winter almost entirely tlic sowing of winter

wheat, and that they then substituted * It does not appear fiom the older spring wheat in its place, and bare books on hubundry, that it was at used it ever since; they believe it to an; former period much cultivateil in be wholly exempt from the mildew or Lozlaud; the more modern ones are blight. In the neighbowhood of in general silent on the subject of it; Ilorncastle, the land is either light or they mention indeed, under the name sands, or composed chiefly of Norfolk of spring wheat, every kind of winter marle, called in that neigtibourhood, wheat, which will ripen when sown white clav. Such land, though toleraafier turnips in felruary. This is bly productive in barley and seeds, probably the reason why the real is not to be compared with the rich spring wibeat hias beti so little known, anti fertile tracts of South Holland, agriculturists in general conceiving and yet the culture of sp:ing wheats thoarselves to be actually in the ha- has otlate years increased, and is now bit oi sowing spring wheat, when in increasing tast, because the millers reality they were substituiing winter begin to understand its nature, and wheat in its place, have been little in- cease to undervalue it as tliey did at clined to inquire into the properties first. of the real spring wheat when they “ The grain of spring wheat is conhad an opportunity of so doing. siderably smaller than that of winter

"In the lover parts of Lincoln- wheat; in celour it resembles red shire, where the land is the most valu- lammas so much, that it may be able, and consequently the most sub. mixed with that grain, and this miza ject to miidew, spring wheat has been ture will do no injury to the seller, long known, and it is now cultivated as spring wheat weighs heavy; nor to to a great extent. Mr. Sers of Gedner, the buver, as it yields better at the Dear Spalding, has lately claimed a mill than from its appearance might pernium of the Board, for the largest be expected; Coib. a bushet is about quantity of land sown with spring its usual weight. Mr. Sers' of ilie wheat in 1805;. his quantity is 241 last crop weighed 6ilb. and he has acres, and there is no reason to sup- sold some mixed wiih less than half port that he added a single acre to his of red lammas, at tlie urual market crop on account of the Board's offer. price of the winter wheat of the last lie is a man, who by his skill and harvest, though the winter wheat was talents in agriculiure alone, has raised better in quality, and the spring tunaelf to opulence, and possesses a worse than usual. considerable landed estate, for which “In the countries best acquainted be iz certainly in part indebted to the with its culture, spring whcai is preferred to all other corn for raising a wheat will be souvn, if the seed can crop of seeds. This is owing to the be easily procured. small quantity of leaf it hears, less Lest the revival of the culture perhaps than any other corn, and to of spring wheat, even under the libethe short duration of the leaf, which ral protection it has received from the fades and falls down almost as soon as Board, may be retarded by this prinit has attained its full size.

ciple, which seems to be inherent in “ In cases where red wheat has the nature of mankind, it may be been damaged by the wire worm, a aduiscable to state here that in the mischief which seems of late years to neighbourhood of Boston and Spaldhave increased in this Island, spring ing, in Lincolnshire, the cultivation wheat appears to hold out an easy and of it is now fully established, and a simple remedy. In the first week of likely to continue: from either of May, the, ravages of the worm have these places therefore, the seed may somewhat abated; if then the seed of at any future time, as well as at prespring wheal is at that time dibbled, sent, be obtained without difficulty; or only raked with a garden rake into and as there is a water communicathe naked spots left by the worm, tion between these towns, and as though it will not attain the growth Boston is a sea-port, it may always be at/which the worm begins to prey brought to London, or any other upon it, till he has changed his state maritime part of England, at a small for that of a winged beetie, will cer- charge. tainly be ripe as soon as the winter “ In time when dearth recurs, which wheat, and may be thrashed out and will occasionally happen as long as sold with it; or if it is preferred, may the manufacturing interest insist on be reaped separately, as the appear- keeping the price of corn, in a plen. ance of the ears, which in the Lin- titul harvest, below the actual cost of colnshire sort have longer beards, or growing it, speculations on the sowawns than the rivett or cone wheat, ing of spring wheat may be carried will point it out to the reapers in so far as to raise the price of seed, such a manner, that no great crror till a saving in it becomes a matter of can happen in separating it from the political as well as of economical imlammas.

portance; an experiment is therefore *In years of scarcity, this wheat added to shew that spring wheat will offers a resource which may occa- succeed as well by dibbling as by sionally be of the utmost importance broad-cast, made in the spring of to the conmunity; of this the Board 1804. were very sensible in the spring of “Mr. William Showler of Revesby, 1805, when they offered premiums dibbled four pecks and a half of spring for the increase of its culture, which wheat on one acre and two roods of have had the effect of rendering it middling land which had borne turnips much more generally known than the winter before, and had no extraorother wise would have been the case. dinary preparation for this crop; the The price of wheat seldom advances rows were eight inches as under; the inuch, even in very scarce years, till holes four inches asunder and two a considerable portion of the crop inches deer; and two grains were put has been thrashed out, and the yield into each hole. of it by this means actually ascer- “ The produce from the quantity tained; but this does not take place of 4) pecks of seeds was seven quartill the seed time of winter wheat is ters, or 4 quarters, 1 bushel, and i wholly over; no speculation there. peck per acre; a fair crop, and as fore, of sowing an increased quantity much at least as could have been exof that grain, can be entered into pected from 18 or a bushels sown during the first year of a scarcity; broad-cast on the same land. but before the end of April, the “By a careful analysis in the wet question of the average vield of the way, conducted by Professor Dary, preceding crop will be generally of the Royal Institution, the followknown, and when it is much below ing results have been obtained from the usual proportion, there can be no dillerent kinds of wheat.doubt that a large quantity of spring

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