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Guide to the British Capital; con- the press, a comprehensive work on taiping, in addition to the antiquities the English Language, combining of ibis metropolis, an account of all several new and important practical the new establishinents and institu- advantages. tions, commercial, literary and sci- A new edition of Bishop Earle's Mieruitic, charitable foundations, &c. cro-Cosmography will shortly be &c. Interspersed with a variety of published. This curious and enterfriginal anecdotes, eccentric biogra- taining volume was first printed in qv, critical remarks, &c. Faithfully 1628, and contains a variety of allua dued and its cosed from Mr. sions illustrative of the manners of inis Lodoil, and continued to that period. year, 1810. By John Messrs. Bovdell and Burnett have

issued proposals for publishing by press, a Selection of Psalms subscription, an engraving from the hirts for L'nitarian Worship. celebrated painting of the Blind Fidwied ho; Prbert Aspland, mirtister dler, by Wilkie, to be executed in the of the Cravel Pit Congregation, line manner by Burnett. Barev.

Two highly tinished engravings of li is proposed to publish by sub- the luterior of Henry the seventh's Cruiption llomoirs of ihe Rev. Francis Chapel, combining precision of perSione, the deprivesi sector of Cold spective representation with that spe. Norton, Esser, with a portrait, price cies of effect most characteristic of one uinea, principally r« lering to the ihat celebrated specimen of the Horid events which led to his gradual adup- gothic, from drawings by Mr. John tion of unitarian principles, &c. Murton, junior, are nearly ready for

in the press, Discourses of the publication. They are executed on a Divine Unity; or a Scripturai Prcof scale suihciently large to admit of and Demonstration of the Ore Sui- much detailed' architectural informapremie Deity of God the Father of tion, All; and the subordinate character A work on Scripture Geography, and interioi nature of our Lord Jesus by Mr. Toy, is in the press, coniainChrist, with a conietation of the doc ing a description of the niost distirr. tripe of a co-equal and consubstantial guished places and countries noticed Trivity m lnity, and a full reply to in the Holy Scriptures, combining the objectie ns of Trinitarians. By historical events connected with the William Christie, late member of the subject. Society of Unitarian Christians at Nr. Joseph Harpur is preparing for Montrose.

the press, au Essay on the Principles A new edition of Enderbie's Cam- of Philosophical Criticism, applied to bria Triumphans, is in the press.- poetry, Lloyd's Listory of Cambria is also Mr. Fowler, of Winterton, has comreprinting with wood-cuts.

pleted fac-simile engravings of the A fourth volume of Stewart's principal Mosaic pavements, discoAthens, which is to complete the vered in the course of the last and the work, is in a state of great forward present centuries in various parts of

Great Britain, besides evgravings of The Lise of Stillingfieet, by Mr. several subjects in stained glass in Coxe, the Traveller, is nearly com cathedrais, &c. pleted.

The sixth portion of the History of The Rev. Theophilus Abauzit, mi- Leicestershire, comprising the llun. nister of the French church in St. dred of Guthlayton, almosi all the Martin's lave, Cannon-street, has in copies of which were destroyed by the the press, an edition of the Common fire at Messrs. Nichols, is nearly rePrayer of the Church of England, in printed. The Hundred of Sparkenthe French language. The Gospels, hoe, which will complete the work, is Epistles, and Psalms are taken from also in great forwardness. the beautiful and accurat. Geneva Mr. Bowyer's “Conjectures on the edition of 1805.

New Testament," which have been Mr. Grant, author of the Institutes many years exceedingly scarce, are of Latin Grammar, is preparing for now reprinting from a copy enricheep

pess.

with additional notes by the late Rev. portion of Prussian blue, or indigo, Dr. Henry Owen, which was very for a blue black; and the same blacks handsomely presented to the editor united with raw or burnt umber, by his lordship, the present Bishop bister, vandyke, or any other brown of Durham. This new edition will instead of the blue, for a brown black. also include the conjectures of Mr. These should be bound together by Stephen Weston and Professor Schultz. mixing them in weak gum water, (or

The new edition of Fuller's Wor- perhaps mait-wort would answer the thies, illustrated by brief notes from purpose better) being first powdered the pen of Mr. J. Nichols, is ad- very fine in common water on a marble vancing in the press. Notes and cor- slab. When dried to a paste, and not Jections are however still received. before, the glutinous matter should

be well mixed with them. This will

be sufficiently strong which binds the ARTS, SCIENCES, &c.

composition sufficiently to prevent its It having been long supposed by rubbing off by the touch. İndian ink many persons that in bottling porter drawings should be handled as little there is some preparation made use of as possible, as the slightest inevitably not generally known, the public are rubbing produces a certain degree of assured nothing is necessary to pro- gloss. duce good boiled porter excepting Mr. John Schmidt, of St. Mary the following rules :- Let the bottles Axe, has obtained a patent for a chrobe cleaned, washed, and drained dry, nometer, &c. This instrument conthe corks sound and good, for this is sists of a vase, or any ornamental casę essential, fill the bottles one day, and either of wood, stone, or tin, so conlet them stand open till the next; this structed as to admit a free communiwill bring the beer to a proper fiat- cation of the air, and yet prevent the ness, and prevent the corks from fly- rays of the sun from being visible, and ing, or the frequent bursting of the having on one side a watch with two bottles. Afterwards let the bottles be dials, or what are called the day and corked as close as possible.

night rial, and on the opposite side a The following mode of preparing combination of glasses, or a single red ink, though rather more expen- glass moveable in a tube. The diasise than the common mode, is war- meter of the glass is one inch and santed to remain forty years. Take three quarters, and the pins two inches four grains of the best carmine, and and three quarters, serving to reprepour thereup two ounces of caustic sent the inward or nightly dial against ammoniac, adding twenty grains of the wall. In the foot of the vase is a the clearest gum arabic; let the:c light or lamp shut in, yet so conremain till tbc gum is entirely dis- structed that by jeans of a little door solsed,

or slider it may be taken out, and As a substitute for hemp it appears when in, may be altered in its positions that long wool has been successfully and placed nearer or further off the used in Lincolnshire for some time; magnifier or dial. The mysterious even sacks, haliers, cart ropes, &c. circulation of the whole, consists of ha e been fabricated from this mas the work of a horizontal or vertical terial. More than this was expected watch, fixed in a box or globe, repre. when the discovery was first made; senting the earth, rendering visible at however, in all cases long wool will nigbe to any enlarged size ihe dial of efectually answer the purposes of a watch against the wall of a room, hemp, it it is net exposed too much to &c. &c. The motion is effecied by a damp and moisture.

little weight fixed to the axis of a By an accurate calculation it ap- pinion acting into a wheel wiin tiirty pears that, is the course of last year, teeth. Great Britain produced 600,000 packs The improvement of substituting of wool, each weighing 240lbs. iron for timber in buildings meets

Remedy for the Gloss in Indian Ink with inuch encouragement. The coDrawings. This is done by the artist loured Cloth Hall, at Leeds, now composing his own ink, by an union raising in five compartments, averagevi ivory or lamp black, with a small ing 100 ards cach, has cast iron

means

ment.

instead of wood for the main-beams. resembles this composition, it is only In several other public buildings, known by means of the missionaries timber being in a great measure ex- at Pekin; acd as it is so biglly praised cluded, has rendered these erections on account of its beauty, its harancss, in a great degree fire-proof

and the scund it gives when strick, Bowls and vases made of the rich is is astonishing it is not known in China clay found in the parish of St. Europe. The missionaries wish to Stephen's, Cornwall, upon which the have it helieved that I'u is a natural arms of some of the ancient towns stone, but the sonorousness'of its suband families of the county are richly stance gives reason to suppose that it and tastefully emblazoned, are coming is an artificial kind of glass. Although much into repute, the undertaking several sounding stones are known, as being patronized by the Royal Corn- clinkstone, or porphyry slate, and the wall Topographical Society and Lodge quartz christals from Prieborn, the of Sincerity established in London, sounds they give are by no composed of ingenious and respect- comparable to that of Yu, neither can able young men from that county. musical instruments be formed from Lord Falmouth is also understood to them as from that. But that there be a warm friend to this improve- are other sonorous stones in China, is

evident from a Chinese king in the collection of M. Betin at Paris, which

being analyzed was found to be bituChina.

minous black maible. From experiments lately made in

France. France, it now appears that the rice- Cure of the Hydrophobia. The folpaste of which the Chinese make the lowing official notification has been goblets, cups, and other vessels some- inseried in all the French journals :tines brought to Europe, is an arti- “ The accidents caused by dogs have ficial product whose constituent parts ing greatly increased for some time are at present unknown). M. Krat. past, the Counsellor of State and Prezenstein of Copenhagen, it is thought, fect of Police hereby inforın such per. has at length determined the real sons as shall in future be bitten by nature of this substance, having given dogs supposed to be mad, that they the following description of a cup ought to have recourse to a physician made of the same:"The substance or surgeon within twenty-four hours; is a fusible glass of the colour of ciear experience, which has not yet been jelly, which has been pressed into a contradicted by any authentic fact, mould formed of two pieces, while having proved that a deep cauteriza. the paste was still soft. It is orpa- tion of ihe bites, made early with a mented with figures and handles in red-hot iron, is a certain method of relief. The sharp edge produced by preventing the developeinent of bythe meeting of the two pieces of the drophobia. Persons who have been mould, is visible all round. The sub. bitten, will find in all the hospitals of stance is so hard that it scratches France, at ail hours the assistance glass. It is more diihcult to cut than which these accidents require. The marble; a broken part offers a dull Prefect of Police assures all persons appearance, like dried boiled starch, that no reliance can be placed in any and its colour and transparency bear other remedy, whatever may be the a strong resemblance to alabaster. confidence reposed in them by cre

Seme trials which have been made, dulity or ignorance." have shewn that a substance ana

Germany. logous to rice-paste may be prepared The new mode of printing with by melting 8 parts of oxyde of lead stone is carried on in ihree different with 7 parts of feldspar, 4 parts of modes at Vienna; the method in recommon white glass, and one part of lief is mostly used for music. borax; or which is equally proper, by The second, called the bollow metaking 8 parts of the oxyde of lead, thod is preferred for engravings. The 6 paits of feldspar, 3 parts of Bint, third is the flat meiħod, or that which and : parts of borax, potash, or soda. is neither hollow nor in relief, very

As to the stone called Yu, which useful for the imitation of drawings

which resemble those which have now extinct, has' lately been dug up been drawn with chalk.

near Minava. This animal must have The kinds of work engraved on been at least ten or twelve feet long. stone are the following:-1,Imitations Tlie horns are a foot and a half in cirof vood.cuts; 2, imitations of the cumference at the root, and two feet dotted matter; 9, drawings; 4, music and a half long, which from length of cal works ; 5, all kinds of writing; time have partly passed into the state 6, geographical maps; 7, engravings of fossils. Foreigo naturalists are of in mezzotinto. The peculiar advanc opinion that this head must have betage of this kind of printing is its dis- longed to the race of urus or aurochis, parch; for, a design which an artist mentioned in Cæsar's Commentaries, could not finish upon copper in the and supposed by some to have existed space of five or six days, inay be en- but a short time since in the moun. grared upon storle in one or two. tains of Siberia and the forests of While the copper-plate printer takes Poland. off six or seven huodied impressions,

Sweden. the printer on stone can take off two Mr. Barclay, the lieutenant of the thousand.

An' engraved plate will police at Stockholin, has projected a hat work so many plates by thousands curious instrument for seizing a thief as will one of stone; for at a stone or vagabond. It is fixed on it pole printing office in Vienna, thirty thou- five feet long, and when pushed forsaud impressions of the same design ward, opens with a spring and receives have been taken out, and even the last the neck of the person wished to be impression is said to have been nearly taken into custody, from which he as handsome as the firsi.

cannoi extricate himself, and may be Further, the most skilful and in- led song by a boy; or a ring fixed to dustrious engraver of music cannot the end of the shaft, may be made engrave more than four pages of inusic fast to any post, &c. on the way, in a day, while the stone engraver Something of this nature was promay perform double; and upon the jected at Hamburgh many years ago, whoic, upou ilic continent at least, but is said to have been disregarded, experience has shewn that printing because a was added to it a report, ,ta stove may be performed with a that it would, as well as apprehend a saving of one third of the expense, thief, &c. carry him before a magisin comparison, of the printing upon trate! On all bands it must be allowed ecpper or pewicr.

that it would be very imprudent, at Russia.

present, to introduce either of these The cranium of a lorned animal, inventions into England.

MEMOIRS OF REMARKABLE PERSONS. The Right Hon WILLIAM WINDHAM, received in rescuing the most valuable of Felbriy, Norfolk.

part of the library of his friend, Mr. This gentleman, (whese death we Frederick North, from the fire which

announced in our last), was consumed that gentleman's house in member of parliament for the rotten Conduit-street, about twelve months borough of lighai Ferrars,-the cos since. Mr. Windham consulted the ajutor of that "ever-to-be-lamented" most eminent surgeons, among whom statesman, Nir. Piit, in all bis: dis- were Messrs. Cline, Home, Wilson, astrous measures, and a fast friend to Lvin, &c. The result was a deterthe present corrupt system of govern. mination to subinit to the knife. It ment;-a man, in short, who has at is said that the resolution was formed once merited and obtained the praises upon a najority of only one vote in of the patriotic Post and the 'disin- favour of the operation, for which Mr. terested Chronicle, and whose death Lion was selected. Mr. Wiodham's tas called forth ihe tears of the vir- fortitude was such, that he engaged luous House of Cominvns !-The the operator to perform his duty, orizin of the complaint which ended without the usual precaution of tying in Mr. Winrihan's death is said to down the patient; and even when it bave been a contusion in the thigh, becaine necessary to cut deeper that UNIVERSAL MAG. VOL. XIV.

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was at first expected (the tumour not matter right; and we were told but being insulated as was supposed, but the other day, that there has never having a cancerous root on the bone, been a prince on the English thronc which it was absolutely necessary to who really loved freedoni, except the scrape), he said repeatedly, cut virtuous monarch now reigning.'. If more, I can bear it;" h:t when they dead kings were able to bring actions reached the hone, he said, “Now, for libel, even the flatterers of living indeed, you may feel for me." It was ones would stand a poor chance in discovered very soon after the ope. Westininster Hall. ration, that the event was likely to be “ It is the same with the petty fatal. The whole of the royal family, monarchs of a state, it's intriguers, as well as his Majesty, were earnest it's corrupt orators, it's baughty disand constant in their inquiries after gracers.

A dead lord,' says Gray, him.

ranks with commoners.' Statesmen As the particulars of the early part are prond actors, who are highly reof this gentleman's life and bis po- sentful if we hiss them on the stage, litical connections would be much too however well paid for performing; extensive for our present number, we but the moment the great man has have preferred the latter part as related 'fretted his hour' and quitted the by the Eraminer, one of the best beb- public eye, he can as little help cridomadol writers we know of, and par- ticism as the meanest of his brother ticularly as the latter part of Mr. actors. The only plea which the dead Windham's life exhibits the most have upon our forbearance is their clear and undisguised developement helplessness, and this to a certain exof his long doubtful character:- tent will have it's effect upen every

“De mortuis nil nisi bonum' was well-disposed mind:-If our personal a maxim very well altered by John- enemy dies, it becomes us to say as son into 'De mortuis nil nisi cerum.' little about him as possible; if a public -To speak nothing but good of the character dies, against whom we have dead would put an end to all reasopivg never ventured to write in bis lifefrom example, not to mention the time, it becomes us to write nothing strange predicament in which it would against him in his grave. But death place us by making it a shame to makes nobody meritorious and thereabuse Henry the eighth, Borgia, or fore renders no memory sacred. If even Nero and Domitian; for if death we have been honest observers of the is in itself a merit, those who have Sving, we may and ought to be honest been dead the longest must have the critics upon the dead. greatest claim upon our respect. On “ I have said thus inuch in introthe other hand, to speak nothing but duction of a few remarks on the late truth of the dead is an adınirable rule, Mr. Windham, because I would do as just to the departed as it is useful myself justice in differing with the and honourable to the living; it an- daily papers respecting the memory ticipates the reward of good ambition of that gentleman. It is indeed someand the punishment of bad; it gives what extraordinary, that the very history it's beauty, strength, and papers, which without an exception utility; and indeed were history and united to gall him as much as possible biography to cherish this maxim when living by omitting his parliaabove all others, we should almost be mentary speeches, should unite to do enabled to do without experience. him cvery possible honour the mo.

“ Such a liberty is of the niore im- ment he can no longer feel it. If the portance, inasmuch as it is very often contempt be expressed of newspaperthe only satisfaction w)?ich a nation men was unfounded in some instances can obtain for the vices of it's princes and base in others, the papers should and politicians. A monarch shail have proved it so, as Mr. Cobbett did; rule his country as foolishly or as but it, as the Times now assures is, viciously as possible, and yet we shall he was distinguished throughout his have a thousand voices telling is life for his ‘manliness' avd • integrity every day of his wisdom or his virtue: -if, as the magnanimous Post assures this has been the case with many of us, ' he was principally to be admired, our own kings, but death has set the as a public nrau, for bis generous

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