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PROM the experience of FIFTY-EIGHT YEARS we well know that to
secure the public favour we have only to use our best endeavours to
Profeffing to make our Miscellany a Record of Obits, as well as other events
In one point only do we experience a difficulty. The astonishing increase
In such a multiplicity of letters, the very Postage becomes a serious object;
Dec. 31, 1788.
* Had we correspondents in the whole circuit-walk round the capital, we should
RBAN, thy Volume, where Instruction join'd,
T improve and captivate the human mind,
To dark oblivion ;--if ferene it steer
Of Malice (from such base allov refin’d)
To thy chafe toils allots this meed of praises
May kind Success attend thy gen?rous aim, And, to assist those toils through future days,
The lofty verse another SEWARD build,
His mighty pen another JOHNSON wield ! Dec. 31, 1782.
SYLVANUS URBAN, EsQ ON COMPLEATING HIS LVIIITH VOLUME. GAIN the Mufe, that wakes the grateful lay,
When :hy trim Vessel, fraught with Learning's ftores,
Are there who retrospective views would trace,
Or who each Season's change would nicely trace,
Are there of fine and pure ethcreal fight,
But would we scan the sum of earthly things,
Proceed then, URBAN, Learning to attend,
Dec. 31, 1788.
ST. JOHN's Gatco
i loyd's Evening London Packet English Chron. Daily Advertiser Public Advertiser Gazetteer Morning Chron. Morning Herald The World Morning Post Public Ledger Gener. Advertiser Univ. Register
For JANUARY, 1788.
CONTAINING Meteor. Diaries for Jan. 1783, and Feb. 1787 2] A Word investigated for the Oxford Dictionary 2 Real Names of Correspondents not necellary, 3 Green Wool proved to be not: Refifter of Shot 3 The Utility of a well-timed cordial Laugli 4. Further Particulars of the Human Petrefaction it Droll Anecdote of the late learned Dr. Battie 1b Cicero's Charicters of Arrius and Sebolus
3 Anecdote of Parson I-, of King's College 'b. Candid Illustrations of our last Year's Volume 3 Useful Question to the luclosers of Walte Land Thoughts on Lie of Tobacco, ani en Opium 3 Problem on the Communication of Motion 6 Simon de Apulizo-Encampment at Knaptoft 3 Remarks on a Dream related in Vol. LVII. ib. Infcription to Florianus, near Peterborough 3 Female Writerst-Dr. Anderfon and Dr. Smith ? Giants at GUILDHALL, whence derived 3 Hints for Improvement of Johnson's Dictionary @ Thoughts ou Suicide, and on a future State Fine ancient Sculpture at Lichfield described 9 On the Rights and the Comforts of the Poor (4 Mr. Dalton on the PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT ib. Account of S. Poman, an Infant Musicjan 4 Account of Mr. Dalton's Views and Sections 10 Original Letter of Anthony Winjsor, Esq.
4 Anecdotes of the Founder of Sunday Schools 11 The Names of Fill, and their best Seasons
4 Literature and Polite Arts, where encouragedis. Es Farewel to Philalethes on Dr. Priestley A Original Letters of the pious Mr. J. HERVEY 17 Proceedings in present Seilion of Parliament' 4 The Fern, or Brakes, botanically described 19 REVIEW Or New PUBLICATIONS 49--6
Observations on Mr.Hutchinson and hisWritings z I SelecT POETRY, ancient and modern 61-6
and a BARRISTER in the Dress us the last Century.
U R B AN, Gent.
LONDON, Frigied by JOUN NICHOLS, for D. HENRY, late oi SAINT JOHN'S GATE.
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE for January, 1788.
Barom. Weather in. pts. in Jan. 1788.
in. pts. in Jan, 1788.
cloudy, fair. 3 29 17
hafty thowers, gleams of fun." 4 30
white frost, ice, fair and fill.2 5 29 14
white frott, ice, fair and fille 29 10
overcast. 7 29
bluftering wind. 8 29 17
fair, soft and mild.3 9 29 9 49
stormy, rain. IO 29 3
overcast, rain. 4 11 29
rain, violent wind and rain. 12 28 12
storms with rain. 13
W 14 29 15 42
fun, pleasant. 5 15 29 13
7. blustering wind and showers. 17 30 I
sun, pleasant, br Ik wind, 7 18
thin clouds and wind. 8
bright and pleasant, spring-like.9 30 1
overcast and gloomy. 21 29 19
overcast. 10 22 29 18
ice, bright, with wind. 23 29 13
thickith ice, fair. 24 29 17
ice, fair and pleasant,"I 25 29 16
louriog. 26 29 18
fair, mild, and pleasant.12
13 fun&wind.pleasant,rain&storms !3 28
OBSERVATIONS. I Crocuses begin to blow in warm fituations.--2 Chaffinch (fringilla celebs) and thrush
(i urdus mulicus) fing. Beautiful vernal day.- 3 Striped crocuses in full bloom.---4 Woodlaur ! (Daphne laureola) io bloom.- 5 Sky-lark (alauda arvensis) fings *._ Hedge-sparrow (totacilla modularis) fings.--7 Bloom-buds of pears much enlarged. Violets ia bloom..-3 Yellow crocuses in high beauty.-9 The opening buds of the weeping willow (lalix Babylonica) give a greenish cast to the tree. Our late frosts in the spring of en deftroy these earliest appearances of returning foliage.- Perlian iris and elm tree in bloom. - Male yew-trees dufiy mith farina. Rooks (corvus frugilecus) build.—2 While poplar ia bloom Brimftone and brown butterflies (papilio rhamni & cortice) appear. 13 Greenfinch (loxia chloris) fings. Bees frequent crocuses.—14 Forward apricots in bloom, * The sky-lark warbles high
And, lessening from the dazzled light, Fis trembling thrilling extacy i