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LIST OF DISEASES IN LONDON,

From the 20th of March to the 20th of April.
ACUTE DISEASES.

PUERPERAL DISEASES.
No. of Cufes. Dolores post Pa&tum

3 TYPHUS Gravior

3 Menorrhagia Lochialis Typhus Mitior

5

Low Fever Peripneumonia 3

3 Peripneumonia Notha

Mastrodynia

5 Catarrh

INFANTILE DISEASES. Inflammatory Sure Throat

3

Aphtha Ophthalmia

Ophthalmia Acute Rheumatism

6 Fever CHRONIC DISEASES.

Vermes Cough

The unusually long continuance of Dyspnea

7 cold weather, and the pretty constant Cough and Dyspnea

13 courie of the wind from E. and N. E. Hoarseners

4 have protracted the duration of many of Hæmoptoe

3 the winter difcases. Cough, dyspnea, Phthefis Pulmonalis

catarrh and all the species of preumoniç Pleurodyne

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affections still continue to prevail very Ascites Anasarca

generally. In several cases of phthisis Cephalalgia

pulmonalis the symptoms have seemed to Syncope

3 be aggravated by the state of the weather; Vertigo

5 and there has been a very rapid advance Epistaxis

towards the fatal catastrophe. Menorrhagia difficiles

4 Rheuinatisms, both of the acute and Amenorrhea

7. chronic fpecies have been very frequent. Chlorofis

5 In this disease the degree of pain has been Fluor Albus

very conGderable, and the recovery from Enterodynia

5 the acute species of it uncommonly flow. Diarrhea

? Some patients who had recovered from Vomitus

3 Gastrodynia

acute rheumatism previously to the comDyfpepfia

mencement of the winter, and who during Qbstipatio

the firft of the winter months continued Hæmorrhois

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free from every symptom of the disease, Prolapsus Ani

have been much afflicted by the wandering Dysuria

3 pains of the chronic species during the Herpes

4 last two months. Hyfleria

3 Inflammatory sore throats have been Palpitation of the Heart

very frequent, and have been followed, St. Vitus's Dance

especially in fcrophulous habits, by a Hypochondriasis

3 tenderness and enlargement of parotid, Chronic Rheumatism

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VARIETIES,
LITERARY and PHILOSOPHICAL;
Including Notices of Works in Hand, Domestic and Foreign.

* Authentic Communications for this Article will always be thankfully received. THI

"HE Rev. ARTHUR Homer, D.D. during the late war ; but all others of

and tellow or St. Mary Magdalen any note and celebrity, which have been College, Oxford, has circulated proposals written by American authors, or have for printing by subscription a work, en- proceeded originally from the American titled, Bibliotheca liniversalis Ameri- press, upon what subjects foever they cana;” or an universal Américan li- may treat. The best maps, charts, &c. brary: conta ning a general catalogue of will likewise generally be added, together publications, relating to America and with all the voyages and discoveries in the West Inlies; from the first discovery the North and South Seas throughout the thereof by Columbus in 1492, to the end whole of the western hemisphere. of the print century.

This work is The divisions, which at present appear i stended to comprise not only all books most eligible to the Editor, are--and pamphlets relating to America and

1. The general History and Descripsion of the Vieit Indies, particularly those in the Countries included in this plan, containour own language, which were written ing the general accounts of Voyages, Trz:

yels, veries

1799.]
Varieties Literary and Philosophical.

319 vels, Adventures, Journals, Campaigns, Philosophy, Theoretical, and Experimmtal;Sieges, Battles, &c.

by the late Dr. ENFIELD, with correc2. Geographical Books, and Gazetteers, lions, and additions; together with an Atlasses, Maps, Charts, &c.

Introduction to the first Principles of Che3. Books upon Divinity and Moral Sub- mystry. In one volume in quarto, illusjects; particularly the Disputes and Persecu

trated with plates. tions of the Quakers in t'ennsylvania and New

A correct portrait of “ George Fox,” England, the History of the United Bre

the founder of the feet, of the people thren in America, and all other religious Sects. 4. Law Books, State Papers, Trials, and

called quakers, is preparing for publicaPolitical Pamphlets.

tion from the original painting of him, by 5. Books relating to Natural History, HONTHORST; (in the year 1654, and in Medicine, Chirurgery, &c.

the 30th, year of Fox's Age), now in the 6. Ditto to the Arts and Sciences, Anti- poffeffion of Mr. RICKMAN. The price quities and Literature in general.

of the print will be five shillings each-of 7. Ditto to Trade in general and Planta- proofs ten shillings. tion, Agriculture, and the American Fish

A new theoretical work is in the press, eries.

intitled “ An Eljay on Practical Musical 8. Ditto to the Affairs of the South Sea Composition," written and dedicated to his Company in particular. 9. Ditto of the Scots Colony at Darien.

Majelty, by A. F. C. KOLLMANN, or10. Ditto of the Hudson's Bay Company.

ganist of his Majesty's German Chapel, II. Dirto of the celebrated MiMillippi

St. James's. Scheme.

Mr. SHERIDAN, who so successfully 12. Ditto of the Slave Trade and African prepared KOTZEBUE's play of The Company trading to the West Indies. Stranger for representation on the English

13. Ditto of Poetry, Music, Novels, and stag-, is now employed in bringing out Dramatic Compositions.

that author's famous tragedy of The 14. Addenda, or Appendix of Miscellane- SPANIARDS IN PERU, or The Death ous Articles not included under the above

OF. ROLLA, under the altered title of heads, or accidentally before omitted. Laftly. All books in the Indian languages, policis the requisite charm of novelty,

Pizarro. That the performance might to what class foever they may properly belong, will be thrown together into a separate this piece lias been laid upon the thelf, at

Miss P'LUMPTRE's printed translation of Appendix, as more particularly appropriate to this publication..

the particular request of Mr. Sheridan, till The work shall consist of two volumes after the piece has appeared upon the stage. in quarto, of about five hundred pages Pizarro, who gives name to Mr. Sherieach. The price to subscribers two gui- dan’s altered play, is the principal characneas in boards, to be paid when the ter in KOTZEBUE's Spaniards in Peru. whole is completed.

Mr. A. Q. BUEę, a French clergyman The interesting “ Travels in North of Bath, the intimate friend of the celeAmerica" by the DUKE DE LA Roche- brated Mrs. HAUY, is about to publish a FOUCAULT LIANCOURT, are prepar

work entitled, co Recherches Mathema. ing for publication by Mr. Neuman, tiques sur la texture intime des Corps.” with every possible expedition. A delay HEYNE, the celebrated editor of Vir. of a few days has been occasioned by the gil, has given a very ample account engraver, and by the necessity of doing in the Gottinzen Anfiigen of Mr. WAKEjustice in the English language, to a pub- FIELD's Lucretius; in which he speaks lication embracing so many interests and of that gentleman's talents, and erudition, from the pen of to intelligent a traveller. in terms of the highest admiration. He As the tour was made fo recently as the describes the edition as the most fplenyears 1796, 7, and 8, the work inay be did and correct that has yet appeared expected to prove the most authentic and of any classic. In justice to our learned valuable on the subject of American po- and illustrious countryman we thall take licy, manners, agriculture, manufactures, an early opportunity to present our reaand commerce, which has hitherto ap- ders with an extrast from the differtation peared.

of to profound a scholar and critic as proThe successful candidate for both the feffor Heyne. prize questions of 1798, proposed by the Dr. WILLIAM TURTON, author of Physical Society, at Guy's Hospital, was the “ Medical Glosary,” is about to print Dr. WARWICK, of Rotherhain. The a tranllation of the so Syftima Nature of questions for 1799, appeared in our last. Linné," from the last edition by Gmellin.

In the course of May will be published, It will be compriled in four large octavo a new edition of "6 Infitutes of Natural volumes, and will include the later disco

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veries of societies ar.d naturalists. The men's brainshas none at all upon the English natural productions will be dif- changes in the weather. tinguished by an asterisk. Each depart- There has been recently communicated ment will be accompanied with an appro- to the Royal Society of London, a series priate introduction, descriptive plates, of very curious experiments by a medical and explanation of the Linnéan terms. gentleman of this country; tending to The first volume, containing the mamma- Thew, how far mercury, administered as a lia, aves, amphibia and tices, will be medicine, aets by exciting the galvanic ready for publication some time in the susceptibility of the animal nerves. ensuing autumn. The great price of During this winter some remarkable Gmellin's edition, and the total exclusion experiments on the freezing of quicksilver of those not well acquainted with the La- have been made in London, by Messrs. tin languages, from consulting the works Allen and Lawson, chemitis. The of the founder of his system, will make frigorific ingredients used were, crystalthis publication an acceptable present to lifed muriat of lime and snow, as recomthe lovers of natural history, and an use- mended by Seguin. In the first experiful addition to the stock of English scien- ment, four ounces of mercury in a retort, tific literature,

immersed in a mixture of snow and muMr. WILLIAM JONES, optician, of riat of lime, was perfectly fixed in fifteen Holborn, has jutt edited a new edition, minutes, the degree of coid being 50 dege being the fifth, of Essays on EleElricity,” In another, made on Feb. 7, the external by the late Mr. GEORGE ADAMS; to temperature being 33 deg. the unprecewhich he has added, several new and care. dented quantity of 561b. avoirdupois of ful particulars, besides the corrections of mercury, enclosed in a bladder, was many errors in the references to the figures completely fixed in the same mixture in of the plates. The work is in one vo- the space of an hour and forty minutes. lume octavo.

The degree of cold at first produced was Mr. Jones has also in the press, a new 62 deg.-Philosophical Mag. and general treatise on the ic Use of the Mr. MALCOLM LAING's History of Globes,” intended principally to accom- Scotland, from the Union of the Crowns to pany the new

18 and 12 inch British the Union of the Kingdoms," is now in the globes, which have been constructed by press. himielf.

The learned Mr. JOSEPH GRANT, Dr. TOWNSON’s volume of Tracts will shortly publish " A View of the in Natural History and Physiology," is now principles and Practice of the Law of Scotin the prels, and will thortiy be pub- tand, compared with the Principles of the lished.

Law of England.This work is very Dr. Jenner's Treatise on the Cow much wanted for the direction of pracPox," has been translated into the French. tising lawyers in both these countries.

CAPTAIN STEDMAN'S « Travels to Such is the intercourse of life and busia Surinam and the Initrior of Guiana,” have ness, that the Scottish lawyer is frequently, been lately translated into French, and concerning cases in the English law, published at Paris.

which his contracted knowledge is insufA portion of the fifth volume of the ficient to give any useful advice about. « Transactions of the Afatic Society at And even English lawyers of the highest Calcutta,has been already received in eminence, know, for the greater part, juft this country. Notwithstanding the loss as much concerning the practical detail of they have sustained by the death of Sir the law of Scotland, as concerning that of William Jones ; thole learned gentlemen the laws of the Medes and Persians, even continue their researches into every part though Scottish appeals are, every year, of the history and literature of Hindoo- brought, in luch numbers, before the ftan, and of the rest of Asia, with a dili- Houle of Peers. Mr. Grant has enjoyed gence and a fucceis, which seem to render singular advantages, adapted to quality their papers more generally interesting him for the able accomplishment of his than those of any of the erudite and ici- undertaking. It will certainly supply an entific focieties of Europe.

important defideratum in the lawyer's lia The Reverend BENJAMIN HUTCHE- brary. son, has lately made a series of very Dr. BARON, of the University of St. claborate and ingenious meteorological Andrews,' is understood to have been obfervations; from which he has been long engaged upon an important philofoled to infer, that the Moon—whatever in- phical work on the principles of “ Rbefluence the may, at tines, exercise upcn toric and Literary Compositions," which, it

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321 is hoped that he will, at last, cease to po- an experiment published by C. Darcet, lish and improve, and give it to the world. on the eggs of fow.s. Of these in one

The Right Honourable LORD MAC- brood there were hatched, one on the 13th DONALD, with a degree of antiquarian day-two the 17th-three the 18th-and curiosity, worthy of the representative of five on the 19th and 20th days. the line of the ancient Norwegian princes

The French Council of Ancients have of the Hebude, has employed a perion to given orders, that a nonument be erected collect all those ancient Gaelic poems, in the National Garden of the Thuille. which are still preserved in oral tradition ries, to the meino'y of Rousseau. The among the inhabitants of the Hebudian artist who executes this tribute to the Illes, yet have escaped the notice of Mac- philosopher of Geneva, is Citizen MApherson, and other former collectors.

Mr. DANIEL LEZARS, a portrait en- The French Citizen LEROUX, well graver in Edinburgh, whose talents are of known for his professional talents, is &rft-rate excellence in his art, has nearly about to publish a very extensive elemenfinished an engraving of a figure of the tary work on Architecture, in which he Lord Justice-Clerk of Scotland, from a proposes to treat of that art from its painting by Raeburn ; which is likely to origin to its higheit state of perfection ; prove one of the finest fpeciinens of this from the simple cottage to the magnificent sart, that has yet been produced in Scot- palace. This work from the eminent land.

abilities of its author, the masterly designs Dr. MACCARD, of Oldenburg, in his prepared for it, and the vast plan it emtreatise “ On the PraEtical use of Báths,braces, will when completed be itself a recommends. to women in pregnancy to splendid monument of art. drink fimply the acidulated mineral wa- The first part of the gallery of the Centers, particularly Seltzer water,

a tral Museum of the Arts at Paris, was opemeans of relieving or at least mitigating ned to the public on the 18th Germinal the symptoms of nausea and vomiting (7th April). But from the numerous frequently attending this state, and which additions requisite to the building, the although it can only be a palliative is of indispensable repairs necessary to a great equal benefit as if it performed a radical number of the pictures to be exhibited,

the difficulties which have attended many C. TESSIER, has published in the of the enquiries necessary to ascertain the Philomatical Society of Paris a memoir chronology, originality and painters of on the period of gestation of animals the different pictures, have obliged the from which we extract the following par- administration to defer to this time the ticulars.-Of Cows, there are 160 cafes.- opening of this magnificent exhibition, Of thefe 14 calved between the 221st and which contains fonany master pieces ofart. the 266th day-3 the 270th day—50 The Economical Society of Batavia, from the 270th to the 28oth day--68 have offered a prize of 600 florins for the from the 280th to the 290th day—20 the best answer to the following question300th day—5 the 308th day. So there “ Are there any means altogether satisare 67 days between the two extremes. factory and hitherto unknown, so comOf Mares, there are 102 cases. Three pletely to purify corrupted water, as enfoaled on the 311th day-one the 314th tirely to remove its taste and smell, with--one the 325th—one the 326th--two out the mixture of any noxious ingrethe 380th—47 froin the 340th to the dient, and render it a clear, refreshing and 350th day—26 from the 350th to the wholesome beveridge; and what are those 360th day-21 from the 360th to the means ?"--The society requires the fol367th day--and one on the 390th day- lowing circumstances to be attended to, there being thus 79 days between the ex. ---Iit, That the process be not expensive,

Of Swine, there are only 15 but be fuch as, without much consumpcases. One farrowed the 103th day--10 tion of fuel, can be employed at sea in from the 110th to the 120th day--two the ships deeply laden and exposed to violent 1211t day--one the 122d-one the 123d. motion.-2dly, That it can be easily exOf Rabbits, there are 130 cases. One ecuted by the feamen.-3dly, That it kindled the 26th day-two the 27th- muit answer equally in all climates; and three the 28ih-53 the 29th----50 the 30th 4th!y, That it must produce no pernicious -20 the 311t--nine the 330-making eftcót in the coppers in which the seamen seven days between the two extremes. He prepare their food.-The Memoirs to be also gives the following observation from adurested to J. J. Dellout Secretary of the

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cation, be permitted to walk through the In North America, as well as in Ger- house, and see the collection as a Mow, is many, the inhabitants preserve apples surely not making this valuable and exduring the most severe frosts, by keeping pensive institution generally useful. And them in an apartment immediately under if these objections lie against the British the roof of the house, and without a fire; Museum, what shall we say to some of a linen cloth being thrown over them the principal libraries at Oxford, which before the commencement of the frost. are not even accessable to the students, The following fimple means is also said and in which the cobweb covered volumes to be effectual, in preserving the bioffom enjoy as much the otium academicum, as of fruit trees from being damaged by the the members of that far-famed seat of the early spring frosts,-namely, to bring mules. a rope through the branches of the tree, The subterranean investigations, now so as to terminate the one end of it in a making in Italy, by the French continue bucket of water; and should a flight to be productive. In a country house, frost take place the tree will not be affec- discovered in the neighbourhood of Hers ted by it, but it will form a considerable culaneum, there have been found two feet, film on the surface of the bucket.--This and part of an arm belonging to experiment, which is certainly worth statues of Satyrs in bronze, of Grecian trying, is taken from a paper in the sculpture and excellent workmanship; memoirs of the Royal Society of Agricul. and, at a little distance, the base on which ture in Paris.

these figures have tood, imprinted with A French Dramatic writer, Citizen the marks of four feet. The remaining LAYA, has introduced on the Paris stage part of the group is expected to be discoa Tragi-Comedy, intitled, “ Une Jour- vered, when the whole will be easily got née du Jeune Neron, which is an imita- out. tion of a truly novel kind, of Skakespear's At Pompeia the search has also been, Henry IV. The Roman Emperor Clau- attended with success. Citizen ZARILLO, dius is the King Henry-Nero the Irince Director General of these investigations, of Wales, nor is Falstaff omitted, but in a letter to the General in Chiet, gives brought forward under the name of Aulus. an account of the discovery of a chamber,

There has been lately established at in which are three small pictures, all reMunich the capital of Bavaria, at the sole presenting the same subject, but in differexpence of the ELECTOR, an institution ent attitudes; namely, a satyr making for the instruction of the deaf and dumb: attacks upon an unwilling nymph-the where children fram to 14 years of age, colouring, of one of them in particular, and having no other bodily defect, are is exquisite, and inay dispute the palm admitted and maintained free of every with the works of Titian. On the wall expence. The Director of this Academy of an adjoining apartment is a picture is M. BERNARD ERNSDORFER.

considerably larger, of Diana and EndyThe Goettingen Library truly deserves mion, well designed and charmingly cothe name of Public. Not only has every loured. There is allo in another room, person without distin free access to a mosaic pavement extremely beautiful it at stated hours, but any student enga- and valuable; and in the chambers where ged in a particular work or pursuit inay the pictures are, C. ZARILLO expects easily obtain permission to carry to his that similar mosaic work will be discoverown apartments from twelve to twenty ed. A French Journalist adds, that the volumes; and every Profeffor may, borrow General in Chief has directed C. C. what books he thinks proper: nay, known Point, THEVENIN and BLANCHARD literary men, residing at a distance from to make copies of the above mentioned Goettingen, have frequently been allowed pictures, which are afterwards to be taken the use of books from the public library. out and transported to Paris, if they fall -Although so great a latitude might be be judged worthy of that honour. It is inconvenient, and perhaps impoflible in meant afterwards to attack the center of the British Museum ; yet surely that Na- Herculaneum, where many valuable monutional collection might be made fomewhat ments of art and antiquity are looked for. more easy of access to the Nation. That On the 25th Nivôse (14th January last) the few literary men who have sufficient an operation for the cataract was perintereft, may be allowed to study there ; formed in the Hospice des Viellards, Fauand that other persons may, by considera- bourg Martin, Paris, on a man aged 24,

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