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The following is given as the bust mark or two. If the end of the tube proportion of the materials for produ- which comes from the retort, is im. cing the oxygenated muriatic gas. To mersed in the water of the interme6 ounces of black manganele; and diate botile, as represented in the en. 16 ounces of fea-falt, both finely graving, we cannot perceive how the powdered, are added 12 ounces of Security tube can remedy the danger concentrated vitriolic acid, mixed with of buriting the vefsel on sudden cooling. 8 ounces of water *. By the proper

Would it not fimplify the machinery, application of heat, these materials if the funnels Z in the tubs of the will discharge as much gas as will vat were removed, and the middle Sufficientiy impregnate 25 gallons of funnel of cach tub shortened to their water.

lengih? We think the air-bubbles This new method of bleaching has suc. would hardly ever go up so direally ceeded very well in the great in France, as to take at first the mouth of the and is also practised with success in funnel inmediately above it, otherEngland, though still improvements wife that might be easily prevented, semain to be made in it: The prin- To the best of our knowledge, the cipal obstacles to its becoming uni. Linnan fyftem, at least, knows of no verfal, are the hitherto imposibility myrtus cerifera ; we apprehend that in of producing the oxygenated acid in the note p. 110. the traolator meant a concentrated portable state, and the the myrica cerifera of modern bodisagreeable fumes which it emis. . . tanilts.

The first renders it neceflary that the bleacher shall make it for himself; and in the introduction of new, ill. A Narrative of the Dihinterment of understood improvements, there is M.Icoo's Coffin, in the Parish Church too commonly as averfion from the of St Giles's, Cripplegate, on Aug 4th, trial; the inconvenience arising from 1770, and of the Treatment of the the fumes is not so great as to be a Corpse during that and the following material hindrance.

Day, London In favour of ihe new method much can be urged. Equal cheapness of CURIOSITY having been awamaterials upon the wholm. perhaps kened to avail itself of the present greater than in the old way In fix repairs of Cripplegate church, whose days thread and cloth may be bleach- roof and upper windows are going to ed as compleately as formerly they be made new, to search for Milton's were in several months. The business body, whose father was buried here, may be carried on in winter almost according to the parish-register, March equally well as in fummer, and an 15, 1656-7, and his son, according unfavourable season will not put it to tradition, under the clerk's desk out of the merchant's power to bring in the chancel, i. e. where that desk his goods in time to the market. In once ftod, for it is now opposite to a word, many of those fine fields now the former, Messieurs Strong, F.A.S. loft to Agriculture, will be destined vestry-clerk, Cole, church-warden, again to produce fuftenance for man Laming and Fountane, overseers, and beaft. To those whose interest it Taylor, furgeon, from Derbyshire, is to see such ends accomplished, we on : a vilit to Mr Laming, Alwould recommend the present publi- cough, here ary parish clerk, Mrs cation.

Hoppers, sexton, and two others, The translator will excuse a re- opened the grave, Auguft 3. and "It were to be wished that the author had given the specific gravity of the mirVOL. XII, No. 7o.





Review of New Publications. found a leaden coffin, old, and much The Mercy of Providence, particularcorroded, without inscription or plate, ly obviour in the British Nation : ok şfeet 10 inches long, and 1 foot the Scvereign's most boppy Reco4 inches broad over the shoulders, very from a very unfortunate Mela lying on a wooden one, supposed his dy; read on the Birtb-day of his Brio father's. The ground was immedi- tannic Majekty George the III. King ately closed, but opened next morning of Great Britain, France, and Ireby the church wardens, &c. in conse- land, Defender of the Faith, Duke quence of a merry-meeting at Foun- of Brunswick-Luneburg, Electr tane's house. They cut open the and Hereditary Treasurer of the Roleaden costia, from the head to the man Empire, &c. &c. &c. Celea breast, and found the corple done up brited by his Majelty's Extay Extrain its throud; on disturbing which, the ordinary and Minister Plenipotenti. ribs fell. They knocked out the teeth, ary to the Court of Ruflia, Charles cut off the bair, fix inches long, which Whirworth, Eje. By a naturalized had been corubed and tied together, and Englishman, P. H. Librarian to after pulling the bones about; left the the Britith Factory at St Petersburg. whole a prey to the grave-dioger, 1789. Celebrated likrise by the who made moncy by thewing it till British Conful.general, John Cayley, Thursday at foar o'clock, when the E. ground was closed.-Mír Philip Neveof Furnival's Inn, the writer Of this production the following of this pamphlet, has not a doubt of is a specimen : the anthenicity of the body, from the lite and hair, notwithstanding on to There was a time in Britain's lies,

« Tandem bona caufa triumphat." ver the spot is a monument to a fa- · When Sin and Pallioss loudly sway'a, cher, mother, and two fons of the fa And moral Force, suppress’d by guilas, mily of Smith, buried near that place to which, an uncopected froke, 1653, 1655, 1664, 1674, to a daugh

(From physical, or Nature's cause.) ter of which, a writer in the St James's Tremendous iheck, alt union broke, Chronicle, Sept. 4-7, inclines to And threatened Britain's land and laws; give it, and it must be confefled, the Its Sovereign--the best of King's clate,

Was taken ill, in mind and health: length of the hair, and the state in Good Heaven !—what a stroke of Fatei which it was found, rather favours

Made Britain tremble with its wealth! the opinion. Be this as it may, the Such heavy judgment then appear’d, dead have been flampefully violated,

Might icad to ruin Albion's race,

Had Heaven not kepp'a between, and rear'd, and most probably a fidion imposed Now favour'd them to seek for grace." on the public for truth ; which we fiacerely with may have been the cafe,

“ Hail ! happy Monarch, great and good; and that our honoured Baid Aill refts Thy fear of God and virtues food,

Thy people's wish---thy with in life,

To loites jurring interest ftrife, In the second edition Mr Neve has. Then in a the Lord iacrease thy days, added fome farther evidences that it For Bryan's welfare, careful deigu; was Miltoo's body, and not that of a (Thes, thankful will increase their layaki

To manifest thy giorious reign. feraale, from an attentive examination on a fecond careful disinterment,

And all the people join'd in the chorus

“ Cod Have our noble Kingby leave of the churchwardens, in * God save Great George ihe King, the presence of Mr Strong, Aug. 17.

Gud fave the King, &c. &c. &c."

jo peace.



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Manners and Customs in the West-India • Each night when I lay on my bed,

Islands ; containing various Parti- My wearied limbs to rest, tulars respecting the Soil, Crativa. Their humming songs kept me in tion, Produce, Trade, Officers, In- dread, habitants, &c. &c. with the Me- And fore my mind oppress'd. thod of conducting a Sugar-Planta- They wounded me io every part, tion; in which the ill Practices of My face and body o'er; Superintendants are printed out : alfo My legs and thighs.oft felt their the Treatment of Slaves, and Slade- [nsart, Trade. By Y. B. Moreton, 8vo. And were excessive fore. 3s. Atitched. Richardson. London, As Ireland, when much oppress’d 1790.

With creatures full of Aings,

Was by St Patrick once bless'd, THIS book may be called the

Whó banish'd pois'nous things, young man's companion to the West. I often wilh'd he had gone there, Indies, being written by one who And thook his facred wand resided five years in Jamaica, to'a O'er all the ille, and in the air, youth fupposed to be making up his" And biefs'd both air and land; mind whether he should engage in Till not a pois?nous fpiteful thing such an enterprise. We doubt not Above the earth had rang'd, but the advice given him as a book. And vile musquittoes lost its fting keeper, negro-driver or overfeer, may And into midges chang’d. be very just and useful. Those who have filed such departments are doubtJess the beft able to instruct others. Travels in various parts of Europe, The author, however, does not stop Ala, and Africa, during a series of here. He teaches the planter bim- Thirty years and upwards : by John self what will be most to his interest; M.Donald, a Cadet of the Family and not conteated with this, which may ...of Keppoch in Inverness-Shire. indeed be connected with bis five London, Printed for the Author Fears department, he becomes a di- - 1790. vine, a physician, 2-lawyer, a fatefman, and a poet of course.

THIS is the history of a foot As far as Mr Moreton was likely man written by himself, and fit readto be competent, he appears to have ing for none but footmeo. given very prudent advice to his young friend, and to have truck out fome useful hints for older people.The Revienu of Vol. II.a t'e Edinburgle Observations on the Slave Trade Philosophical Tranfactions continaed. are, for the most part, judicious and · THE Papers read before the-Sobumane; on the manner of living a: ciety are, as v'ual, divided into two mong the negroes, interelling and Classes, Phyficial and Literary. "; impartial ; on the mode of treating

Clats 1. Pyysicale them, rational and proper; on the ge- THE forft mticle in rehis class neral plan of living and economy pro- contains an account of certain una per for a young man to pursue, com conmon' aatural appearances of the pious and highly useful :- but on law ground observed by Dr Murton on and the other profeffions, dashing Arthur's Seat It appeared to be a fuperficial, and trite.

narrow stripe of the grass quite dead Of his tateots as a poet, the follow- and withered, the fides perfe@ly wel! ing extract will give some ideas defined, all tire plaats in the track ge


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Review of New Publications. ing killed, without the contiguous freezing water appears tery great ; part having suffered in the least. Two in one instance, froni' an iron then of or three similar tracks appeared to about nine inches in diameter, it threw have been fuccessively formed, year to the distance of 415 feet a plug 41 after year, rapning regularly parallel inches in length. Dr Huiton of 10 one another. The Dr haş "men-. Woolwich, by whom these experitioned two caufes for those appear. ments were communicated, concludes ances ; electricity and insects ; but he the paper by a calculation of the quanseems fatisfied with neither. We tity which water expands by freezing, regret that his obferyations, which which appears to be in the ratio of were first made in 1776, have not , 174 to 10, or between the 17th and been far enough carried øn, to lead to oth part of itself, a probable conjecture as to the cause VI.“ Abtract of experiments made of the phenomenon, which might per- to determine the true rebistance of the haps throw additional light an the air to the furfąces of bodies of variphilosophy of mountains.

pus figures, and moved through it H. An account of the method of with di Terent degrees of velocity," by making otter of roses in the Easi-In. Dr Hution of Woolwich. These exdies. It is done by evaporating in periments were made with a machine the fun water strongly impregnated confifting of a small vertical axis, with with rose leaves.

a long hosizontal arm connected with III. Description of a mercurial le. it, to the extremity of which was af. vel by Alexander Keith Efq; The fixed a hemisphere of pasteboard, the instrument consists of a wooden box, bollow part covered with a flat circke with two square cavities at the ends of the same, that either the round or fhut in by wooden partitions, and the flat fide might be made to go forecommunicating with each other by a most against the air. Ä fine fik cord channel running along the bottom of being wound about the axis, and made the box. Mercury is poured into the to go over a pully by a small weight cavities till they are about half full, at the end, turned the machiņe, from and the fights, which are made of ivo. the diversity of the velocity of which ry, float upon the surface. The in- in different cricumstances, the refift. vention is ingenious ; we only appre- ance of the air could with tolerable bend fome inconvenience in the use of accuracy be ascertained. From the it from the difficulty of confining or table given in the paper of the velocisecuring the mercury in transporta- ties and actuating weights, the gene tion.

sal conclusions drawn are, that with IV. “Pathological observations on different velocities the recitance is the brain by Mr Thos. Anderson, fur- nearly as the square of the velocity, geon.". Several cafes are here commu- that the resistance to the flat side of Dicated, confirming the opinion that the hemisphere was to that of the ao affection of one hemisphere of the round fide as 2 to one ; that the al. brain produces its morbid fymptoms titude of a columna of air, whose prefon the opposite side of the body. Lure is equal to the resistance on the

V. " Experiments on the expanfive found lide, is balf the altitude due to force of freezing water, by Major the velocity of the figure, the experiWilliams of the Artillery, made at ment in this case agreeing with the Quebec in 1784 and 3785," From theory, but differing from it on the these curious experiments, made by fat fide nearly in the proportion of filling with water an iron bomb thell, one fourth of the whole. closely plugged up, and then expofing - VFI. "Observations of the places of i co the cold, the expansive force of the Georgium Sidus, hyi Profeffor Ro


bifon," from which an error of the the- fenteries, fluxes, putrid fevers, and han cry of this Planet appears of 6+5" in bitual colics. Botanical descriptions longitude, and -18" in latitude, accompanied with figures of both male

VUI“ Aoswers to the objections and female plants are given. of M. de Luc with regard to the theory XI. “ On thi morion of light as of rain, by Dr Hutton.” This is a affected by refracting and reflecting pretty long and curious paper, in reply dubstances which are also in motion, to fome things advanced by M. de Luc by Profesor Robison." In conse: in his Idées sur la Meteorologie. The quence of an observation of Abbé Boftheory advanced by Dr Hyuiop in the covich, “That if a telescope be con, former volume of these transactions fructed, having its tube filled with was, that the capacity of the ațmos. water, and be directed to a terrestrial phere for retaining humidity increas. object properly situated, it will be found ed with its heat, but in a growing and to deviate from that object by a ceraccelerated rațio ; hence, if two por- tain determined quantity eyery day.” țions of air, of different temperatures, Mr Robison has been led into these each sufficiently saturated with humi: speculations which principally regard dity, are mixed together, the tempe- the aberration of light. The contrive rature of the mixed mass would be of ance of a telescope filled with water, too small a retentive power for the de. tho' (pecioys in theory, he has, he gree of humidity introduced into it; says, found impracticable in execu2. part of which must therefore form tion, for wanț of a substance sufficienta a visible condensation, and be discharg. ly. transparent to admit the necessary ed in vapour or rain. M, de Luc's magnifying power ; but he at the fama objections seem rather to be directed time saw that this aberration of terresagainst some of the facts adduced by trial objects might enable philosopherg Dr. Hutton, in support of his theory, to decide the question respecting the than against the theory itself, and in acceleration of light when refracted the present paper the Dr has in a very towards the perpendicular, by means satisfactory manner obviated. hese ob- of a compound microscope of a partijections, and adduced some very folid culas construction described in the pa. additional proofs in support of his doc- pere Mr Robifon bad at first formed trines respecting evaporation. great hopes of several curious disco

IX. " Account of a diftemper vul- veries from this initrument, but in the garly called the Mumps, by Robert course of his examination he discover: Hamilton M. D.” This disease, ed an overfight in Mr Boscovich's rea, which seems not to be a common foning, which unfortunately rendered one, made its appearance at Lynn this beautiful thşory nugatory, and pue in 1758 and 1791; Dr Hanilton was an end to the expectations of farther at first at a loss how to treat it; but discoveries from that quarter. This afterwards fell upon a method which error, and the circumffances relating is communicated in this paper, and to it, are accuratly deiailed in the was in general attended with fuccess. present

X. « A botanical and medical ac- XII. * Demonstration of fome of count of the Qualia Simaruba, by D: Matthew Syewari's general Theo. William Wright M. D.” This tree, rems, by Robert Small, D.D.” Thesą which is a species of the Quallia, is would be unintelligible without the known in Jamaica by the names of figures annexed. Mountain Da vson, Bitter Damton, XIII. “ Remaks on the astronomy and Stave-wood. The wood is hard, of the Brah ni:as by John Playfair, and useful for building, and the bark A. M.” This is a long and curious an excellent medicine in dy- paper, though we are not sure but it



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