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I am very hungry." — With tears ed himself from motives of delicacy in her eyes her Majesty answered, till the decision was finished, and " Wait a little, my dear child, till that he had ftill great obligations to the tumult be over.'
fulfil towards the Assembly, and to It would be endless to trace the the whole nation. He would not 00: horrors that were committed on the ly prove that he ought not to have 5th and 6th of O&ober. The fol- been even fufpested; but it was time lowing positive assertion of M. Mio. to prove that those who have supmandre, a life-guardman, will con- ported the cause of the people and of clude this disagreeable enquiry.—He liberty, that those who have concutpofitively declared, that the Duke of red with all their power to the regeOrleans (who wants to prove an alibi) neration of France, had been direct was at Versailles among the crowd ed by sentiments of justice, and not on the 6th of October, in an undress by the odious and vile motives of aniof a grey colour, with two gigantic bition and vengeance.“These words," women at his side, with ribbons on said he, “ I have put in writing to their shoes like the rosettes of men. lay on the table, that they may be
October 4. The Duke of Orleans placed in the Registry, to give them resumed his seat in the National Af- all the authenticity which depends on sembly; and in a short but pithy ad- me.” The whole Affembly thered dress, informed them that he absent: the greatest poslible applause.
Account of the Progress made in Rebuilding the COLLEGE OF EDINBURGH ; c3
tracted from the Medical Commentaries for the year 1790.
TN our last volume, we gave some east and north fides of the intended
1 account of a most important un- square, are already raised to a conG. dertaking which was begun at Edin. derable height. But the greatest burgh ; the rebuilding of the College. progress is made at the north-weft We had, at that time, singular fatis- corner, which is intended for the new faction in being able to mention, that Anatomical Theatre. The foundation. the foundation stone of this new build- Itone of this part of the buildiog was ing was actually laid on the 16th of laid on the gift of March latt, and November 1789 : and it now affords a bottle, hermetically sealed, containus no less pleasure to be able to in- ing the following inscription, was de. form our readers, that the progress posted under the foundation-stope bs made in this undertaking is already Dr Monro. yery considerable. The walls on the
THEATRрм носов ANATомісvм
Consule Thoma ELDER,
Architecto ROBFR TO ADAM,
Ab anno 1720 ad annum 1790, Anatomiæ ac Chirurgie
Operam dederant Studiosi 12,800. Scilicet,
Ab anno 1720 ad annum 1759, Professor Alex. Monro, Patre, 4431. Ab auno 1759 ad annum 1790, Professor Alex. Monro, Filio, 8389. Primo Decennio, ab anno 1720 ad annum 1730,
adfuerunt ftudiofi 670
12,800 Hæc, propria manu, fcripfit Alex. Monro, M.D. Med. Anatom. ac Chirug.
Prof. D. M. Mar. 31. 1990, Edinburgh.
In the plan of the new Anatomical ing-rooms intended for the Professors Theatre, every attention has been bef- of Medicine, and Medical Philosophy, · towed to afford the ulmost poffible will be completely finished by the com
accommodation for teaching this fun- mencement of the Sellion beginning damental branch of the healing art. in October 1792. And although the Anatomical Theatre As, however, the funds of the Uni. in which Dr Monro at present teach- versity of Edinburgh are totally inadees, be more commodious ihan almost quate to the accomplishmen: of this any other part of the old College, in undertaking, a voluntary subscription consequence of its being an addition, has been sit on foot, with the view of al detached building, erected only aiding it. And it is no inconsiderable twenty-six years ago, yet his students proof of the encouragement which will hereafter poffefs many advan- science mects with in the present age, tages which they have never hitherto that the fum already subscribed a. enjoyed; for Dr Monro will now be mounts to 18,0191. zs. 7d. Sierling, furnished, not only with a commodi- and 322). 1os. Jamaica currency. A ous class-room, but also with excellent mong the list of subscribers are to be preparation roonis, dissecting rooms, found, not only the names of in habiand many other conveniencies. Such tants of Edinburgh, and of pupils of is the progress already made in this the University, but also those of mapart of the new College, that the 'Thea- ny respectable characiers at a dila tre itself, and all the adjoining build- tance. ings connected with it, will certainly Medical“men of the first eminence, be ready for the reception of the ftu- have, in part cular, been forvard in dents by the commencement of the promoting chis undertak wg. Among next Winter Session, in October 1791. others, we may mention the distin
Considerable progress is also made guished names of Sir George Baker, in the building of some of the other Dr Warren, and Mr Jobu Hunter of medical class-rooms; all of which, London, whose example, in differ ng according to the plan of the new Col. refpeds, is well worthy the imitation lege, are situated on the north side of of medical pracriticners in general, the intended square. And, if the The early countenance and encouragetrustees be not disappointed of that aid ment given to this or tertaking by from the public, which they with some Drs Wali and Thomson, Medical degree of confidence expect will be Prof ffors in the University of Oxafforded to an object of such great ford, is a proof, that, among iibc.al national utility, the whole of the teach- and enlightened minds, no other rival.
Ship exists in Science than what tends have been absolutely necessary, yet 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 oilers whose good offices have be executed for less than one hundred be:n 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 Llao- deal of unnecessary expence is intend. dalf, deserves to be particularly men. 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 itudents; and that it is folly 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 reited 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 in the words of a worthy will of a monarch, could command al. and learned physician, who, in a let. most any sum which the subjects porn ter to a correspondent on this subject, fefed. expresses himself in the followin: 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 a into the hands of Mefis 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 some. 46 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 e coinmon with the whole profemion are assured that the whole will be exis of phyfic. And I trust, there will ecuted for less than 60,00ol. It is “ not be found a practitioner of any no part of the plan, to build rooms for « description, who will think himself lodging students; and those Professors « so unconneeled with the first me. who formerly refided in the town, 16 dical school in Europe, as to wiih- must stil fiod lodgings there for them. Ks hold his alistance on the prefent felves. It is indeed intended, that the " occasion."
Principal of the Univerûty, and those It cannot, however, be alledged, few Professors who had formerly houses that this scheme has met with a warm in the College, most of whom teach and cordial reception from every body. three or four hours every day, and Nor can the coolness of some people cannot therefore refide at a distance, at a distance seem wonderful, when it shall have houses in the new College is considered, that not a few opaleni as they had in the old one. But al. inhabitants of Edinburgh, have not though these houses, viewed altogeyet given any aid to this undertaking; ther, and in conjunciioowith the public and plausible reasons have not been buildings to which they are attached, wanting for their delay. By f ne it form an elegant external appearaoce, has been alledged, that the former yet in reality, each taken by itself, is buildings, though many parts of them but a small house ; and it is by no were confcedly in ruins, and patched means intended, that they shall be up from year to year at a very confi. finished in an expensive manner. derable expence, might yet have done When it is considered, that nearly sell enough for some time to come ; one third of the Sun necessary for finishreven fuppofing a new College to 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 liberbe obtained. Those who are ambiti- ally cultivated than at present ; and ous of the game, 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 some allift- Science, it will certainly be a disgrace ance towards the accomplishment of to this age if posterity shall be able in this undertaking. Even the medical say, that the voluntary contributions pupils of the University alone, now of a free and enlightened people could in amuent and independent circum- not rear the walls of one College, stances in different parts of the Bri- which, though its buildings, which tish dominions, amount to fome thou. were always contemptible and incon: lands; and as we are persuaded, that venient, have now fallen into a state 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 fuburgh, 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 fo conducive to the future fame of its many foreign countries. University, and to the advancement of Medical Science,
Review of New Publications.
Caius Vaerius 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 F Catullus, as a writer, we are favourite Classic Poet. The whole
not now to fit in judgement. Be- impresion confiited only of three coloved and admired by his contempo- pies on vellum, and 100 on a beauraries; liis fame has been established by tiful writing-paper; all which have the concurring testimony of more than been bestowed in presents to characciglieen centuries. Martial fays of ters of the first eminence.-The
whole of Count Revinsky's select and * Tantum magna fuo debet Verona Catullo,” very valuable library, including the . Quantum parva suo Mantua Virgilio.” Catullus, has fince, we believe, bem and not less warm some 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 converfation with the Imperial Ambassador, The life of Daniel De Foe. By George on the art of printing. Count Re Chalmers, Esq; 8vo. 35. sewed. tinfy, it is well known, pofleffed an Stockdale. London, 1790. incomparable collection of the Edi. tionc's Principes; and Mr Wilkes, THOUGII De Foc was the au. ' with toly polite atiention, was at thor of several highly popular produs
tions, and though his deatli niay be culture, and on the Cure of Difrajer remembered by many persons yet incident to that way of Life. By Living, fo imperfect are the accounts William Falconer, M.D. F. R: s. concerning him, that he has hitherto 8vo. Is. 64. Dilly. London, 1790. been universally reputed a foreigner.
THERE is no class of men of It appears, however, from the industrious researches of Mr Chalmers,
greater importance to society, than that he'was actually born in London,
so that which is employed in agriculture;
and the preservation of their health about the year 1663,and was the fon of
mult therefore be an object highly James Foe, of the parish of St Giles,
worthy of attention.
It Cripplegate, citizen and butcher.
happens, indeed, that the occupais probable that the edition of De to :!?
rion of agriculture is in general benehis name has given rise to the opinion
now ficial to the health : but from the inof his being a foreigner,
clemency of the weather, and often Every reader who is acquainted - with the writings of De Foe muft
from its sudden vicillirudes, it proves
likewise the cause of diseases. In the acknowledge, with the biographer,
wet: essay now before us, Dr Falconer has that he was a man of extraordinary
or treated the subject with much medimerit. His abilities were not con
o cal ability, and has made a variety of fined to one province of literature on
useful observations, both prophylacly; but he appears conspicuous as a
fic and curative. He very properly poet, a novelist, a commercial writer, and an historian; exclusive of his
addresses the work to those who em various polemical labours, in the pro
* ploy the persons for whose immediate
use the cautions are principally intendsecution of which he was no less emi. nent than indefatigable. On the whole,
ed, rather than to attempt to inftru&
E, the people themselves. In the applihe was such a writer as highly me
: cation of his advices, however, he sited a biographical monument to his
seems to place much dependance on memory. To compose an account of · his life, had often been meditated by ***
the humanity of the clergy. Dr Johnson; bat tlie design having 'never been carried into execution, we are glad to see the defeat so well
" A Letter addrelled to the Honourable fupplied by the author of the prefent
Court of Directors of the East Indie • production, who appears to have
Company, &c. fi vols. 8vo. 25. been at much pains in searching for
Richardson. 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 ..
and is the Rey. Thomas Maurice, A. M. public with a copy of their respective
a late of the Univerfity College, Oxtitle-pages; diftinguishing the lift in
w ford. He affures the public, in aa "to those which are considered as un
advertisement, that the work shall be doubtedly De Poe's, and thofe which
Ich conducted with the tridct impartiaare supposed to have been written by
Ylity, in regard to political parties; him. The former, in which is Ro.
and there will be prefixed to it an inbinson Crusoe, and other celebrated
troductory dissertation, containing as works, amounts to upwards of thirteen
investigation of the geography, religion, pages, and the latter to more than low
can laws, literature, and commerce, of two. . .
ancient India, and contraited with
the most authentic ftatements on that An Ejay on the Preservation of the subje&, as given by authors of aste· Health of Persons employed in Agri- cegi date: