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fances altogether being very fin- fules of three of the teeth, there gular, I was led to pay considerable was a white fpongy substance. The attention to the change in the ova- membrane of the ovarium itself was rium.

of some considerable thickness, but The fatty mass was of a yellowill unequal in the different parts, wa white colour, in fome places inore very finooth in its joncr surface, and yeitw than in others, was very more irregular externally. The unétuous to the fecling, and con uterus was smaller than it is comfitted of shortened or separated par- monly at birth, was perfectly heaiticles, not having the fame coa- thy in its structure, and upon oper lescence which the fat has gencrally ing into its cavity it exhibited the in the body. It became very soft ordinary appearances of a child's when exposed to the heat of a fire, uterus at that period. The left ofsand funk into a portion of paper, on nium was very small, corresponding which it was spread, so as to make to the state of the uterus. Ic appears it more transparent. When the pa- clearly from this, that the uterus had per to which it was applied was ex not yet received the increale o poled to the fame of a candle, it bulk, which is usual at the age burnt with confiderable crackling. puberty. The hymen was entire,

The hair with which the fatty Luch as is commonly found in 3 substance was mixed grew out of child of the same age ; and there the inner furface of the capsule con was just beginuing a lanugo upen taining it, in some places in solitary the labia, not more than what is hairs, but chiefly in small fasciculi

, often found on the upper lip of : at scattered irregular distances. Be- boy of fifteen years old. fides there, there were loose hairs After discusing this uncommm involved in the fatty mass. The subject on a variety of grounds, hairs were, some of thein, of conti- Mr. Baillie considers it as very prou derable length, even to three inches, bable that the formation of hair and were fine, and of a light-brown co- teeth in the ovarium does not neces. lour. They resembled much more farily depend on a connection bethe hairs of the head, than what are tween the feses, but arises from some commonly found on the pubias, and unknown'action within the ovarium, corresponded very much in colour but which must nevertheless be imito the hair of the girl's head. tative of generation.

There arose also from the inner surface of the capsule fome vestiges OBSERVATIONS of human tecth. One appeared to

BIRDS; IN A LETTER TO THE be a canine tooth, another to be a EDITOR, DATED SEPT. 21, 17lga

thooter, cilors, and there was also a very I was at the killing of a inperfcct attempt at the formacion pheasant, which my friend and i of another tooth. These were not concluded to be an hermaphrodite

, fully formed, the fangs being want as its feathers so much resembles ing'; but in two of thicm the bodies those of a cock bird, only fainrer in were as complete as they are ever their lustre. But some years after ) found in the common circumstances. had the pleasure of receiving full faThey were each of them inclosed in tisfaction in the matter; for being a proper capsule, which arose from at a gentleman's who kept pheasants

, the inner surface of the ovarium, I saw several hens in that state

, and and contitted of a white thick opaque others beginning to change, which membrane. Attached to the cap- he said, was a common thing, at

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that they never bred afterwards, like in wild birds. As the shooting And, in confirmation of this truth, ftalon is coming on, this may give whilst we were talking about it, the a hint to sportsmen to inake the obgamekeeper of a neighbouring ba- fervation. The difförence between ronet came to beg fomc hens, for all the cock and hen partridge, except his were changed, and confequently the horte-hoe on the breast of the would breed no more.-The change former, is fo small, that a change in begins at the breast, where those the latter, fimilar to that in the beautiful feathers are teen in the pheasant, may not readily be obu cock bird ; and though fome of the terved. But all Moorers know, that hens, which were but young, had it is common to find two, three, or only a few feathers changed in that more old cock birds together, withpart, yet the gentleman allured me, out a hen, at the beginning of the that all those hens would ccafe lay- fcafon, What may be the reaton of ing eggs in a year or two, and be this, I know not; whether any of totally changed., But though this then may be hens changed, like the be not uncommon with came birds, pheasants, and to pait bieeding; or yer, I apprehend, it is otherwise in whether they be really cocks. Foto their wild state, because I never faw as in the human species, Providence, but the one abore-mentioned ; and for very wilo reatons, fends into the che person with me, who was an ex- world more males than females ; cellent lhooter, and had killed great fo, in several ipecies of the fouvi numbers of pleafauts, . had never kind, we generally find the number feen one before,

of cocks cxceeding that of bens. Whether the same thing happens And this, if I may be allowed to to partridges, or not, I am ignorant. conjecture, is a very wife provision, Yet fome years ago being at a gen- in pheasants particularly, because tleman's, who had in his garden a the cock is of a more ranging discovey of partridges that had been position than the hon, and confcbred there, and were used to come quently more liable to be found, into a basket every evening, I ob- and he is moreover, a larger and served that several of them had two more tempting mark. And the cock ar three coloured feathers on their partridge, by his chattering when breaits, which I took notice of to he rises, is more likely to attract the him as foncthing fingular. But I notice of the towler than the hen, do not recollect to have seen the who is flat,

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SELECT BIOGRAPHY,

OF

AN ACCOUNT OF MISS D.SCHLOZER,

well known as an able polirician and A CELEBRATED LEARNED LADY

historian. She was burn August IN HI3 MAJESTY'S HANOVERIAN 10, 1770, aird in her earliest years DOMINIONS, WHO WAS THOUGHT discovered au unconmun share of WORTHY OF THE HIGHEST AÇA- understanding, which has been fince DEMICAL HONOURS IN THE UNT. improved by extraordinary appliVERSITY GOTTINGEN AT

cation. Her father, encouraged THE GRAND JUBILEE IN THE

perhaps by the succes he met with YEAR 1787.

in the care of the education of his OROTHY Schlözer is the present lady, whom he infiructed

daughter of Augullus Lewis when only eight years old, bas hac Schlözer, professor of philofophy the sole direction of her Itudies. in the university of Gottingen, and The progrefs due made in her in

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fancy was very rapid. She foon Italian as fluently as ber tatire learned to articulate, and at the age tongue, according to the cricizce of two years and eight months was of the Abbé Denina, in his Laurs taught low German, 4 language Brandenburghen, printed as Berte almost foreign to her own, and plain in 1986, and on ter return throck needle-work. Soon afterwards the Swifferiand and Strasbourg ine tas began French, not by burthening the fame opportunity of ptakip herinfaut-rind with grammar rules, French. Before she was twelve prara but by habituating her to converle ald die began to learn Latie; and, with a female fervant, a native of about a year and a half afterware France, whom her mother engaged the rudiments of Greck. She way for that purpose. In her fitth year now justly be called a good clarica the was taught to read German in its scholar. "She has read the best an prefent purity, by books composed thors; and lome of her Latio rer for ber amusement by her faiher ; ses are such as would not diigtare a Tuch as defcriptions of her excur. prize poem at a public school in hons in the country, &c, by which England. Besides her knowledge her memory was refrethed by ob- languages, the las applied than a jects which the idea of the pleasure their proper use, and made heriet

: ilic had before derived from them acquainted with almost every branch rendered intereliing. When she was of polite literature. Her father las only five years and a quarter old, not confined her to the study of asy the received some lessons in geomes science in particular, but the ha try. This was deviating from the been led by choice to pay the grea: usual way of coinmencing with a. est attention to the mathematics. rithmetic ; but her father wished Miss Schlözer is perhaps the first to try the experiment, and succeed: lady who has made any great pro ed so well, that in a fortnight's time, ficiency in mineralogy. In this the before fue had received ten lettons, was at first instructed by the inges:the was able to antiver very difficult ous professor, Gmelin ; and aftere questions. Fler progress in the ac. wards applied berself to it with us quirement of modern languages was wearied industry during a residence really aitonishing. She toon learn- of fix weeks in the Nartz Forelle ed both to read and speak English, where the visited the deepest mines Italian, Swedishı, and Dutch. Her in the common habit of a labourer, knowledge of the Italian was con: and examined the whole process of fiderably promoted by a journey the work. which the undertook in her twelfth Miss Schlözer, though highly co year with her father to Rome. She ļebrated for her erudition, does not was not fufficiently acquainted with neglect what are esteemed the firt the language at tirit to converse flu- female accomplishments. She plans ently; but this difficulty was soon upon the harplichord, and lings with yanquilhed; for the protestor oblig. as much taste as she draws and works, cu her at all the inns on the road to Her person is pleasing, and her dres talk with the people of the house, or as unaffectedly easy as her deportplay with the children. This com- ment. Her knowledge of biiterý, pullion, the contefies, cost her many and other literary acquirements, a tear, as the could not bear to hear. render her very agreeable in comher playmates ridicule her pronun pany, for flie has too much good ciation; but she advantage the de- nature to be referved, and too much rived amply compentated, for in less sense to be presuming. She ries than five months he was able to talk remarkably well ; and at the balls

, where

where flie is seldom abfent, the gen- fuperficial bat a thorough knowtlemen of the university are always ledge of the subject. One of the ambitious of her hand. Her furprise, protesfors propoled a difficult quele ing talents and accomplishments tion in architecture, She acknow becoming the general topic of con- ledged that the had not made archiversation, the was proposed by the tecture ber ftudy, but antivered him great Orientalift Michaelis as a pro: with great accuracy, and produced per subject for academical honours. instances of what the afferted from The Philosophical Faculty, of which St. Peter's at Rome, and the buildProfeffor Michaelis is Dean, was ings fhe had obferved at Florence, judged to be the fittest, and the 25th The examination lasted from five of Auguft was fixed upon, at her o'clock till half past seven, when she own request, for her examination, was defired to withdraw for a few Public difputations, andotheruniver- minutes, and in her absence unanir fity exercites unsuited to female diffi- moutly pronounced worthy of the dence, were agreed to be dispensed: degree of Doctor of Philosophy. with; and the examination was held When the was delired to return, and at the dean's houte, in the presence received the congratulations of her of the profetfors Kaeitner, Neyne, examiners, she thanked them for Garterer, Meitter, Feder, and Kur the honour, and told them, that lenkamp. She was introduced by the feared it was conferred too carly . . Michaelis himself, and distinguished but that the hoped to be deserving as a lady with the higheit feat. Sc. of it in five years time. As soon as veral questions were first propoled to the was declared successful, Miss her in matbematics, all of which Michaelis, one of the profeflor's the answered to their fatisfaction. · daughters, presented her with a After this the gave a free translation wreath of laurel, with which, at the of the thirty-seventh ndc of the first request of the proteflors, she rebook of Horace, and explained it. turived crowned to her father. Her She was then examined in mine degree was publicly conferred in ralogy, and gave a regular account the univerfity church; and her di of the process of the metal, from its ploma presented to her on the grand discovery in the inine till it is refined day of the jubilee, September 17, and coined. Her calculations were 1787. She is now in her twentietli always just, and founded not on a year.

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HISTORY OF THE THEATRE.

Mr. Colmay having been attackŞULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER. ed with a levere illness in the sum

E have deferred our theatri- mer, the management for the re

cal history thus long, in mainder of the leaton, devolved on hopes of gathering a dish of fome con; his son, who has written several fequence to fee before our readers; pieces with tolerable success. On but in this expectation we are disap- the 11th of July, a new farce called pointed, having little inore to say The Family Party was acted for than that, since our last account, the the lirit time; it confilied of a bung. Haymarket theatre closed, and the liog plot, fattained without wit, unwinter season commenced at Covent lefs a moderate portion of puns and Garden and Drury Lane, as usual, hackneyed jeits may be to denomiabout the iniddle of September, pared, Several of ihe incidents ex:

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ceed the bounds of probability; but and restore her husband, raised ER the character of Sir Toby Twaddlc, army in Scotland, but was defeated a poor shabby knight, iu love with at the battle of Hexham. She, after affected gontikty, is accurately this, flies ivto the forest with her fon, drawn.

is despoiled by robbers, and foca This piece, on the 15th, was fol. after mects with a supposed murlowed by a comedy called THE derer, whom the informs of her con MARRIED MAN, translated by Mrs. dition, and the title of her fop. By Inchbald from Le Philofophe Marie this man, however, she is protected, of Deftouches. The plot is on the in- and through him her escape is fefluence of love over a philofopher, cured. whose general language had been The remaining incidents being levere on matrimony. He is mar- wholly invented, prove the fertility ried privately; and, to conceal his of Mr. Colman's genius. The cha Situation, behaves with severity to racters in general are well preferred, his wite, until a discovery is made and the mixture of history and rothat the marriage had been defective mance is managed with address and in form. The danger of lofing her judgment. It Tould be observed, gives his passion full strength, and that the main incident has been al. diffipates the affectations of philo- ready produced on the stage by Mr, fophy.

Jerningham, in an interlude acted The adaption of this play to the for Mrs. Pope's benefit, and which English theatre is a talk which Mrs. is printed in the last edition of this Inchbald has executed with much author's works. credit. The characters are well sup If the merit of the Battle of Hır. ported, the language is chaste, and ham was to be determined by its rethe performers did great justice to petitions for several nights, 'it mui their respective characters.

be allowed a more than common Augult 5, Mrs. S. Kemble, at his share. But when we recollect, that benefit, introduced a musical pre- the author was also manager, fomelude, called THE BENEVOLENT thing must be thrown back on the PLANTERS, by an author of the score of partiality: rame of Bellamy. It is, we pre The theatre closed early in Sep fume, his first dramatic production. tember. As it is said to be written with a view to serve the cause of humanity,

Drury Lane does not at present let its motives preserve its numerous

promise any sovelty, as to perso defects from censure.

formers; indeed we have not yet

On the roch, Mr. Bannister, at his benefit, also noticed either the appearance of produced a new comic piece, in three Mrs. Siddons or Mrs. Jordan. Some acts, entitled The COMET; but as

thing we shall have to say, nest its blaze was perfectly insiguificant, month, of new pieces, if not contemptible, we ihall noe The liberality of the Covent Garproceed to any investigation, den manager already stands confpi

On the rith, appeared a play cuous in the engagement of Hel by Mr. Colman, Jun. called the man, Fennel, and King; to w bora BATTLE OF HexHAM, or Days we may add a Mrs. Achmei, of dit OF OLD. The scene is in Northum- tinguished abilities in the tragic berland; the time, in the reign of line. The return of Mr. King ta Henry VI. Qucen Margaret, the the metropolis, and to a comfortable wife of Henry VI. resolving to drive salary, must give pleasure to every King Edward IV. from the throne, lorer of the drama.

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