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daughter of the late Adam Walker, a patent for such a combination of a man who rendered so many ser- contrivances, which are already sevices to his country, whose life in- parately known, as makes their deed is truly said to have been one steam carriages better calculated to continued and devoted effort to in- overcome the inequalities of roads crease the intelligence, and advance than
any other now in use. They the interests, and improve the con- may be turned round the sharpest dition of the human species, is now corner with as much ease as a stage a widow, with a son and daughter coach. In order to prevent the wholly unprovided for, and is left loss of speed caused upon rail-roads exposed to the want of the common by ascents, Messrs. Vignoles and necessaries of existence. Assuredly Ericson have added a third rail in some provision ought to be made the centre of the road, proportioned for the descendants of an individual, to the requisite distance, in which who has deserved at least fully as rail there are teeth that catch a cenwell of his counrry as most of the tral wheel contrived for the purgreat sinecurists by whose pensions pose of assisting the vehicle up the it is burthened.
inclined plane. Mr. Roscoe.—The literary world Church Patronage.-The Duke has recently lost one of the most of Buccleugh inherits no fewer than distinguished, as well as the most thirty patronages in Scotland. The venerable of its members, in Mr. following is a list of the parishes Roscoe, who was long known to whose ecclesiastical livings are at the public as an elegant historian, bis disposal :-Dalkeith, Kirknewand an honest patriot. He had town, Inveresk, Hawick, Wiltown, reached his soth year, and died on St. Boswell's, Melrose, Middlebie, Thursday, the 30th of June, at his Dornock, Hoddam, Kirkmichael, house in Lodge-lane, Liverpool. Langholm, Canobie, Castletown, We are given to understand that Ewes, Westerkirk, Eskdale Muir, the life and correspondence of Mr. Terregles, Kirkmachoe, Kirkbean, Roscoe are already in preparation Colvend, Lochrutton, Penport, Keir, for the press by some of the mem- Glencairn, Tynron, Kirkconnel, bers of his family. These, together Durrisdeer, Morton, Sanqubar. with his miscellaneous works on a Joan of Arc.-A most remarkable variety of important subjects, will monument has lately been discobe printed uniformly with an octavo vered at Orleans. It is no other edition of the Lives of Lorenzo and than the greater part of the turrets Leo X. The correspondence, we of the old bridge that formed so disunderstand, embraces a period of tinguished a scene in that interestnearly sixty years, during which this ing episode of the history of France, celebrated writer was in the habit of of which Joan of Arc was the hecommunicating with the most dis- roine. tinguished characters of the age, Bees.—By the successful mode both literary and political.
in which Mr. Nutt manages his Steam Carriages. There is little bees, he contrives to obtain from doubt that these vehicles will soon one hive, in the course of five years, be brought to a degree of perfection, nearly eight hundred pounds of which will enable them to be ap- honey, clear of all charges. His plied to the purposes of conveyance plan is not only thus productive beboth of goods and passengers on yond all others, but he never loses a the high road. Messrs. Heaton, of bee, unless by natural demise or Birmingham, have recently obtained mere accident. There is no swarm
ing, no tinkling of the pan. The must have found a difficulty in insects have abundance of room, preserving their beer from turning and are constantly employed during sour in summer weather. Upon the gathering season. We hope the supposition that acidity is prothat he may be induced to favour duced by the introduction of too the public with the particulars of much atmospheric air into the cask, his mode of management; indeed through the vent hole, a little inhe owes it to the winged nations, vention has been suggested, which for whose welfare he has so long seems capable of counteracting that and so fortunately laboured.
evil. Instead of opening the vent New Motive Power -A letter to the air, it is placed in commuwas recently read at the Academy nication with a copper ball filled of Sciences in Paris, in which the with carbonic acid gas. The ball writer asserted that he had dis is screwed into the cask : and it covered a new moving power, re bas a small cock, which is opened sulting from a combination of two as soon as the beer ceases to run chemical agents with a certain me through the brass cock below, and chanical principle, which is appli- admits a quantity of the gas; this cable to every species of labour, gas pressing on the liquid, not only and particularly to locomotion on causes it to run out with facility, public roads.
He does not give but also impregnates it with a gas any further explanations, waiting, such as we may observe in the we suppose, for the perfection of his manufacture of soda water. patent.
Etruscan Antiquities. It is said that Sir William Gell has recently TO CORRESPONDENTS. made some valuable discoveries of We can assure the author of the Welsh Etruscan antiquities, anterior to the Tales that we erpected to meet in his work Roman era, which he is engaged in
not much more than the ordinary share of
We have been indeed surprised to preparing for publication.
find so much of that common quality in his Prize Essay.--The Medico-Bo letter. He cannot deliberately suppose that tanical Society of London have re our object was to injure him. He is an old solved that their gold medal should
says ; if so, we presume that he be offered for the best essay in the
judges of us from what he would have done
himself under similar circumstances. English, French, German or Latin
The Rev. Mr. Potter has addressed us in language, on the question, "What almost a similar tone; as if indeed we nerer is the vegetable substance which can pass judgment upon any literary work could be employed with success in
without being influenced by personal motives.
We have not the honour of the reverend genthe cure of Hydrophobia?"-and
tleman's acquaintance ; and, until we saw tbat their silver medal should be his book, never heard even of his name. How offered for the best
essay On the then is it possible that we should be liable to medicinal qualities and uses of any
the charge which he, rather angrily, brings
against us? indigenous plant which is not yet
To M, M. we answer, that the question of sufficiently known, or on new uses Church Reform is one which we shall take and applications of any other indi
leave to treat in our own way.
We shall be genous plants," provided that such glad, however, to profit of his suggestions.
Upon the same subject we must inform Lonessays possess sufficient merit,
dinensis that his threats of denouncement that they should be received till the have no effect whatever upon the editor of close of the present year, and that this journal. A public prosecution indeed! the medals should be bestowed at
The Age of the Inquisition has passed, and
let him take care whether he may not be only the next anniversary.
hastening to pull down the house about his Sour Beer.-Most housekeepers own ears!
128-character of, 128, 129-extract
over-sea, 438—A love story of the Isle
of Wight, ib.
ABRANTES, Duchess of, 314
Duchess, memoirs of Napoleon,
Mrs. Lachlan, author of " Canara," 154
Wonderful. By William Child Green.
265--the author one of the disciples of
tutions of Monachism, 268
vels in the seat of War, during the last
two campaigns in Russia and Turkey)
the author of the “Templars,”: 422_time
BADDELEY, Mrs., 504
Archdeacon of Northumberland, and Pre-
327–biographical sketch of, ib.
the Royal Academy)
A. (see German Poetical Antho-
his Grace the Archbishop of York)
engraved on steel, by Mr. Thomas Star-
James, (see Framlingham).
Nature. By William Howitt, 146
recommend themselves by their novelty,
other Poems. By Dugald Moore, 471–
in Spain and Morocco)
character of, ib.-our climate unfavour.
-Dr. Walker, his report upon, 506
by a Layman, 596
an order of the House of Commons, 475
pondence of the Right Honourable Sir
Capot, Sebastian, memoir of, 514
edited by, 35-a disclosure of a singular
position bill, 490
of the Royal Academy)
bis Majesty, 504 — progress of, ib.-
unity of their opinions, 162--Develope-
Greek states, 163
have appeared in Great Britain, and in
hundred autographs, 141
Courses of Lectures, &c., by)
long Hall,” 117
the Right Hon. Sir James Mackintosh--
DARBY, Rev. Samuel, (see Nichols's Illus-
Earth, beat of the, 156
Abuse of, 475
ib.-nature of thes, 486-consequence
pared in their origin, their principles,
the Royal College of Physicians; to which
coffin of King Charles I., ib.
Heber, and an examination of the evj.
terruptedly the divine government, 468
of Dr. Basire)
Switzerland ; also Portraits of the Dead,
Liverpool and Manchester Railway. By
Joseph Kirwan, Civil Engineer, 305
author of “ Marriage,” and the “ Inhe-
Isaac Barrow. By the Rev. J. S.
the, by C. O, Muller. Translated from
Facts relating to the punishment of death
in the metropolis. By E. G. Wakefield,