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35+ Progress made in Rebuilding the College of Edinburg'. Ship exists in Science than what tends have been absolutely necessary, to its advancement. We are also in- that the plan now adopted is by much formed, on respectable authority, that too expensive ; that this plan cannot among oil ers whose good offices have be executed for less than one hundred been exerted in support of this under thousand pounds, and that of course it taking, that eminent philosopher Dr will never be completed ; that a great Watson, the present Bishop of Llan- deal of unnecessary expence is intenddaff, deserves to be particularly nen- ed to be bestowed in erecting splendid tioned.
houses for all the Professors, and lodg. We have no doubt, that in due time ings for students; and that it is foly these illustrious examples will be to think of now erecting a building followed by all who are really inte. for the purposes of Science, which can refted in the advancement of Science. compare with those reared in times of And we cannot more strongly recom- monkish ignorance and arbitrary powmend this undertaking to our medical er, when the craft of priests, or the readers, than io the words of a worthy will of a monarch, could command al. and learned physician, who, in a let- most any sum which the fubjects por ter to a correspondent on this subject, feed. expresses himself in the following We need hardly observe, that it terms :
must appear to every candid reader, “ I have with great pleasure paid that some of these objections are by u into the hands of Meflis Drum- no means folid. But it may not be « mond, my subscription for rebuild. improper to add, that others, which “ ing the College of Edinburgh. I may seem at first sight to be of fome “ have not the honour to call Edin- weight, are by no means founded in “ burgh my Alma Mater; but I ac- truth. “ knowledge obligations to her, in In place of 100,000 l., the trustees
common with the whole profeilion are assured that the whole will be ex. « of phyfic. And I trut, there will ecuted for lefs than 60,00ol. It is
not be found a practitioner of any no part of the plan, to build rooms for é description, who will think himself lodging students; and those Professors “ so unconnected with the first me. who formerly refided in the town, fi dical school in Europe, as to with must ftijl fiod lodgings there for themsa hold his aslistance on the present felves. It is indeed intended, that the occafion."
Principe of the Univerúty, and those It cannot, however, be alledged, few Professors who had formerly houses that this scheme has met with a warm in the College, moit of whom teach and cordial reception from every bouy. three or four hours every day, and Nor can the coolness of some people cannot therefore refide at a diitance, at a distance seem wonderful, when it shall bave houses in the new College is considered, that not a few opulent as they bad in the old one. But al. inhabitants of Edinburgh, have not though these houscs, viewed altogeyet given any aid to this undertaking; ther, and in conjuncioowith the public and plausible reasons have not been buildings to which they are attached, wanting for their delay. Byf me it form an elegant external appearance, has been alledged, that the former yet in reality, each taken by itlelf, is buildings, though many parts of them but a small house; and it is by na were confcfiedly in ruins, and patched means intended, that they shall be up from year to year at a very confi- finished in an expentive manner. derable expence, might yet have done When it is considered, that nearly well enough for some time to coine ; one third of the sum necessary for finishhat even fuppofing a new College tó ing the whole of the building has been
fubscribed in the space of one year,
It is the boast of the present age, there is certainly reason to hope, that that at no period in the history of manin no long time the remainder may kind, has Science been more libera be obtained. Those who are ambiti- ally cultivated than at present ; and ous of the name, and entitled to the when we reflect, that arbitrary powcharacter, of being Friends to Science, er, and monkish ignorance, have raised and Citizens of the World, will not many fine fabrics as nurseries of be backward in giving fome alist- Science, it will certainly be a disgrace ance towards the accomplishment of to this age if pofterity shall be able to this undertaking. Even the medical say, that the voluntary contributions pupils of the University alone, now of a free and enlightened people could in affluent and independent circum- not rear the walls of one College, stances in different parts of the Bri- which, though its buildings, which tilh dominions, amount to fome thou. were always contemptible and inconsands; and as we are persuaded, that venient, have now fallen into a liate no set of men retain a more grateful of absolute ruin, has been long, and remembrance of the benefits they have of late more than formerly frequentderived from their studies at Edin. ed by a numerous concourse of ftuburgh, so we trust that none will show dents, not only from every quarter of greater exertions in promoting a plan the British dominions, but also from lo conducive to the future fame of its many foreign countries. University, and to the advancement of Medical Science.
Review of New Publications. Caius Vderius Catullus. Recensuit the trouble and expence of printing
Johannes Wilkes, Anglus. Lon- the present volume, that he might dini, 1788. Typis Johannis Nichols. have it in his power to place in fo rare Small quarto.
a repository a copy on vellum of a OF F Catullus, as a writer, we are favourite Classic Poet. The whole
not now to fit in judgement. Be- impresion consisted only of three coloved and admired by his contempo- pies on vellum, and 100 on a beauraries, fiis fame has been establified by tiful writing-paper; all which have the concurring testimony of more than been bestowed in presents to characeighteen centuries. Martial lays of ters of the first eminence. The him,
whole of Count Revinsky's select and *Tantum magna suo debet Verona Catullo," very valuable library, including the
Quantum parva suo Mantua Virgilio.” Catullus, has fince, we believe, bem and not less warm fome later critics. come the property of Earl Spencer,
The present very beautiful edition of his Works was undertaken by Mr Wilkes in consequence of a conversation with the Imperial Ambassador, The life of Daniel De Foe. By George on the art of printing. Count Re- Chalmers, Esq; 8vo. 35. sewed. fiolky, it is well known, possessed an
Stockdale. London, 1790. incomparable collection of the Edi. tiones Principes ; and Mr Wilkes, THOUGII De Foe was the auwith traly polite attention, was at thor of several highly popular produs
Review of New Publications. tions, and though his dearli may be cadture, and on the Cure of Diseaser remembered by many persons yet incident to that way of Life. By living, so imperfect are the accounts William Falconer, M.D. F. R. S. concerning him, that he has hitberto 8vo. 15. 03. Dilly. London, 1790. been universally reputed a foreigner.
THERE is no class of men of It appears, however, from the induftrious researches of Mr Chalmers, greater importance to society, than trious researches of Mr Chalmers, that which is employed in agsiculture; that he was actually born in London, and the preservation of their health about the year 1663, and was the son of James Foe, of the parish of St Giles, must therefore be an object highly Cripplegate, citizen and butcher. It worthy of attention. It fortunately is probable that the edition of De to tion of agriculture is in general bene
happens, indeed, that the occupa. his name has given rise to the opinion ficial to the health : but from the inof his being a foreigner, Every reader who is acquainted from its sudden viciffitudes, it proves
Every reader who is acquainted clemency of the weather, and often - with the writings of De Foé muft likewise the cause of diseases. In the acknowledge, with the biographer, effay now before us; Dr Falconer has that he was a man of extraordinary treated the subject with much medi. merit. His abilities were not confined to one province of literature on cal ability, and has made a variety of ly; but he appears conspicuous as a ric and curative. He very properly
useful observations, both prophylac. poet, a novelist
, a commercial writer, addresses the work to those who cmand an historian; exclusive of his
ploy the persons for whose immediate various polemical labours, in the prosecution of which he was no less emi. use the cautions are principally intendnent than indefatigable. On the whole, ed, rather than to attempt to inftrua he was such a writer as highly me
the people themselves. In the applisited a biographical monument to his seems to place much dependance on
cation of his advices, however, he memory.. To compose an account of
the humanity of the clergy. his life, had' often been" meditated by Dr Johnfon; but the design having 'never been carried into execution, we are glad to see the defect so well
A Letter addrelled to the Honourable fupplied by the author of the present
Court of Directors of the East India production, who appears to have been at much pains in searching for
Cmpany, &c. 3 vols. 8vo. 28.
Richardfon. London, 1790. information relative to the life of De Foe, as well as in examining his writ
The au: hor of the proposed history, ings. Of these he has favoured the public with a copy of their respective fate of the Univerfity College, Ox
is the Rev. Thomas Maurice, A. M. title-pages; distinguishing the lift in
ford. He assures the public, in an to those which are considered as undoubtedly De Poe's, and thofe which advertisement, that the work ihall be are supposed to have been written
by lity, in regard to political parties;
conducted with the tričett impartia. in
and there will be prefixed to it an iobinfon Çrusoe, and other celebrated wurks, amounts to upwards of thirteca troductory dissertation, containing an pages, and the latier to more than investigation of the geography, religion,
laws, literature, and commerce, of ancient India, and contraited with
the moft authentic statements on that An Equy on the Preservation of the subje&, as given by authors of a teHealth of Persons employed in Agri- cert date:
übe Hiftory of Nicolas Pedrosa, and his sledpe from the Inquisition it Ma
TICOLAS Pedrosa, a husy little be: ways than upwards and downlwards at thaver, Turgeori
, and man-midwife, in the friars were at this moment conducting town of Madrid, mounted his mule at the host to a dying man." Nicolas the cloor of his thop in the Plazuela de • Pedrosa," says an old friar, “ be palos Affligidos, and pufhed through the “ tient with your heaft, and spare your gate of San Bernardino, being called to “ blafphemies; remember Balaam." a pacient in the nighbouring village of " Ah, father," replied Pedrola, “ BaFoncarral, upon a pressing occafion. E- " Jaam cudgelled his beast till the spoke, very body knows that the ladies in Spaia 10 will I inine wil the roars."'--. lie, in certain cales do not give long warning. “ fie, prophane fellow," cries another to practitioners of a certain defcription, of the fraternity
« Go about your“ and no body knew it better than Nicolas, “ work, friend," quath Nicolas, di and who was reiolved not to lose an inch of 5 let me go about mine ;' I warrant it his way; nor of his mul's
beft speed by 6 is the more pressing of the two ; your the way, if cudgelling could beat it out “ patient is going out of the world, of her.' It was plain to Nicolas's con- « mine is coming into it." “ Hear vidinn as plain could be, that his road lim,” cries a third, “ hear the vile Had ftrait forsvard to the little convent W wretch, how he blafphemes the body in front; the mule ras of opininn, that of Cou-And then the troop passed the iuring on the kft to writhe hill to- Dowly on to the tinkling of the bella wards the Prado was the road of a!! A ma must know nothing of a mule's roads molt familiar and agrerable to her ears, who does not know what a paflion felf, and accordingly began to dispute the they have for the tinkiing of a bell; and point of topography with Nicolas, by fixé no founer had the jingling chor is vibraing her fore teet resolutely in the ground, ted in the sympathetic organs of Pedrosa”. dipping her heari at the same time bea beast, than poulting forward with a fudtween them, and launching heels änd den spring, she ran roaring into the crupper furiously into the air, in the throng of friars, trampling on come, and way of argument. Little Pedrola; who foulsering others at a molt prufane rate; was armed at heel with one maffy Glter when Nicolas, availing himself of the fpur of Nout, though antiert workman- impius, and perhaps not able to conhip, resolutely applied the rusty towel troul it, broke away and was out of to the thouider of his beast, driving it fight in a moment. « All the devits in with all the good will in the world to « hell blow fire into thy tail, thou beatt the very bitt, and at the fame time, ad. " of Babylon,” muttered Nicolas to him. roitly tucking his blue cloth capa under self, as he fcampered along, never once his right arti, and finging the skirt over looking behind him, or stopping to apothe left shoulder en cavaliers began to lay logize for the mischief he had done to about him with a stuut athen sapling up the bare feet and shirtless tibs of the holy on the eats, pole, and checks of the re. brotherhood. creant mule. The fire now flashed from Whether Nicoias saved his distance, as & pair of Andalusian eyes, as black as likewife, if he did, whether it was a charcoal and not less inflammable, and male or female Castilian he ushered in. taking the fegara from his mouth, with to the world, we shall not just now enwhich he had vainly hoped to have re- quire, contented to await his return in galed his noftris in a sharp winter's even- the firft of the morning next day, when ing by the way, raised fuch a thunder. he had no rooner dismounted at his shop ing troop of angels, saints; and martyrs, and delivered his mule to a sturdy Arrafrom St Michael downwards, not for- gonese wench, when Dan Ignacio de getting his own namesake Saint Nicolas Santos Aparicio, alguazil mayor of the de Tolentino by the way, that if curtes fupreme and general inquiticion, put an could have made the mule to go, the dil. order into his hand, signed and sealed by pure would have been foon ended, but the inquilidor general
, for the conveyance poi a faint could make her ftir any other of his body to the Cala, whose formidable VOL, XII. No. 21.
door in Obferver, vol. V.
Nicolas Pedrosa ; a Tale. door presents itself in : he street arjoining “ feal; let the fathers read it, if they to the 'quare, in which. Nicolas'o i razen “ like, 'cwill prove the truth of my de Wilhlieny ich the emblem ng his trade. * pofition, an't help out may excule for
T'he poor little filow, tremb ing. in " the rury of my errand, and be unevery jo.nt, and with a face as yell w as “ fortiinale adventure of my damned refaffios, drop a knee 10 tie clar, which " fractory mule."'-Aed row na fooper fronto the 'Aurance, and cros-d himself had the recollection of the wayward most devoutly; as soon as re had ale male croised the brain of poor Nicolas cended the trk fight of fairs, a porter Pcúrota, than he began to biaft her at a habired in black opened the tremendous furious rate" The kratches and the barricade, and Nicolas with forror heard “ fcab to boot confound thy Icurvy the grating of the heavy brits that strut "hidr, " quoth he, thou ass-brgoia him in. He, was led inrrugh patuges." en biftard, whom Noah tever it into and vaults and melancholy Gails; vil he. " iis ark! The vengeance .ke three fie was delivered into the duogion, where an uncreased barren beaft of prorpiku "he was finally lifi to bis folitary media. " que generation! What devil's crotchtativus. Hapless -bcing ! what a scene et got into thy capricious nodok, ibat of horror.Nicolas felt all the terrors of a itou should tall in love with thathis condition, but being an Andalusian, " Nazaritih bell, and run blowing like and, like his countrymen, of a lively imas. “ Luc.fer into the midt of those bares gination, he began to turn over ali the re.. " foçtud vermin, who are most malicie lourets of his invention for I me happy "ous and more greedy than the focufto fetch, if any lach might occur, for help. * of Egypt: On that I had the art of ieg him out of the dismal kılho he was “ Simon Magus, to conjure you into the in ?, Be wa ACE long to seek for the “ durycon in my Ateadbut I warrant cause of his misfortune ; his adventure ' " thou art chewing thy burley frase Hith the barefons à friars was a ready“ without any pity for thy wretched 1olution of all dificulues of that nature, " maller, whom thy jade's tricks have Trail there been any there was however "celivered bodily to the forme stors, another thing, which might have tror b. “ to be sport for thele uocircumcıled to a fouter heart than Xicolar's-He “ fons of Dagon." And now the ceil w us a JewThis of a certain would door openedl, when a lavage figure ens has been a faggering kem in a poor gered, cari ying a huge parcel ol chokokvil's cafen, but then it was a kerit ing felzers, with a collar of iror, which to all the world but Nicolas, aud Nic he put round the neck of poor Pedrofa, coia's conscience did not just then urge teflirsium with a truly diabolic grin, din to reveal it. He now began to over. whilt he was rivetting it on, that it was haul the inventory of his personals a proper cravat for the threat of a blaszlout him, and with fone faisa... phemer..". Je su Maria," quoth Pedrorion counted three liule medals of the fa," is all inis fallen upon me for only biused virgin. Ivo Agnus Deis, a Saint u cudgelting, a restive nule!" " Aye,' Nii olas de Tolentino, and a forn.islabic cried ine demon, “ aml this is only a ftring of heats all pendant from his neck "iaste of what is to come," at the same and within his fire; in his pockers le time flipping his pincers from the tcrew had a paper of dried fys, a fall hurdle he was forcing :o the head, he caught of regaras, a case of lance!s, qu:irt and 2 piece of fel in the forceps, and forceps, and wo old razors in a leanbein wrenched it out of his check, laughing etivelope ; these te had citlivered one by at poor Nicolas, whilft he roured ahuud one to the alguazil who first arsefied with the pain, telling him it was a just himgs and let him rrake the rest of reward for the torture he had put him to ipetii,” said he to himself, “ thuy, can a w..ilt ago, when he tugged at a tooth,
ncyer prove vrean Ili ariile by a cale of till he broke it in his jaw. " Ah, forite
ražore."~Upon a cioler rundg , “ love of Heaven," cried Pedrosa, however, he discovered in a secret peck: t " have more piry on me; for the fake a letter, which the alguazil had over- “ of Saint Nicolas de Tolentino, uy holooked,' and winch his patient Donna “ ly patron, be not lo unmerciful 'to Incora de Calafunda had given him in '« poor barber-surgeon, and I will have charge to deliver as directece" Well, your worship's beard for nothing as
well,” cried he, “ let it. pals; there," long as I have life.” One of the merI can be no myflery, in this harmless, fengers of the auditory came in, and bade of laraw; a letter of advice to fume the fellow firike off the prisoner's iera biend or relation. Il not break the ters, for that the holy fathers were in