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der the patronage of the French Statues, a pantomimic dance, (Ber. Government.

lin-slander) is deserving of honour. It has been found by Dr. Nauche, able mention. This ballet, the music at Paris, that a person perfectly to which was composed by Rhigini, blind may be made to perceive very was danced by the Court at Berlin, lively and numerous flashes of light, under the direction of Mr. Hirt, by bringing me extremity of the the celebrated antiquarian. Dædavoltaic pi e into communication with lus is here supposed, under the guidthe hand or foot, and the other with ance of Minerva, to have animated the face, skin of the head, and even whole groups of ancient heroes, the neck. That reiteraied appli- There are ten of these groups; cations of Galvanism, when they and the whole is represented by comprehend the half trunk, produce Hummel, an artist of distinguished in the person subjected to them merit, in twelve excellently-designgreat agitation, many reveries, in- ed and coloured copperplates. In voluntary tears, increased secration the commentary, which accompa, of the saliva, an acid alkaline taste, nies the prints, Mr. Hirt introduces a great secration of the urine, and his fair readers dancing into a increase of heat and transpiration, knowledge of the fairy-world of and of perspiration in the Galva- antiquity. nised parts. That the action of the A method has been discovered Galvanic fiuid may be increased by and practised with success, by M. drawing it off by a sharp point. Bertrand, at Metz, of extracting a

Journey to Men Blanc......M. spirit from potatos. The process Forneret, of Lausanne, and the is as follows: Take 600 lbs. of potaBaron de Dortheren, have under- tos, and boil them in steam about take a new journey to Mont Blanc. three-quarters of an hour, till they After two day's travel, they arrived will fall to pieces on being touched. at the summit, when the tempestu- The vessel in which they are boiled cus weather obliged thein to sit roll. consists of a tub, somewhat inclined. ed up together with their guirles, In the lower part of it are two holes, for fear of being precipitated. The one for the purpose of bringing in cold which they felt here was six the steam produced in another vessel degrecs beneath the freezing point; over a coal fire, and the other made the variety of the air, and the ex- to carry off occasionally the contreme pungency of the cold, lace- densed water. After the potatos rated their lungs in so cruel a man- are boiled, they are crushed and ner, that they declared no motive diluted with hot water till they are should induce them ever to recom- of a liquid consistence; then add mence so painful a journey. twenty-five pounds of ground malt,

Itind, Manager of the Berlin and two quarts of wort; the mixthcatre, equally distinguished as an ture is to be stirred, covered with a actor and a dramatic-writer, has cloth, and kept to the temperature deserveci well of the Stage, by pub- of 15° of Reaumur, or of 66° nearly lishing a series of tasteful theatri- of Fahrenheit. After fermentation, cal decorations and costumes. He and the exhalation of the carbonic is the Talma of the Germans. The acid, the matter sinks down, and second number of this work has is fit for distillation. By means of appeared, and, like the first, con two stills, this mass may be rectitains eight well executed plates in fied in one day, and it will produce small folio, exhibiting scenes from about forty - four quarts of spirit, the most favourite German dramas. worth a guinea and a half, while No. 2. viz. Or’ntes, the Parthian the whole cost, including coals and Ambassador (in the tragedy of Ro- labour, is about twenty-three shildogune) is drawn with striking lings and sixpence. The residuum ficelity, according to the antique. is good food for hogs. Anuthcr old work, Dedalus and his

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page: page. Dr. Whitman's Account of the Student's Diary 81 Greek Women..

118 James Cook

82| Dr. Whitman's account of the Legibility in Writing 83 Turkish procession

ib. Disputation

84|| List of Monthly Publications in Marriage 85 London

119 The Peruvian Religion 87 Account of Algiers

ib. Mehrendorf Marriages

88 Specimens of Literary Resem. The Traveller....No.2. 89 blance

124 Critical Notices.....No. 2. 91| Extracts from Drake's Literary On the impropriety of looking Hours ...

127 into futurity ....

97| Extract on Immortality, from Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist 100 Zollikofer's Sermons


Abstract of the Report of the Paine's Ruling Passion

104 Secretary of the Treasury 133 Wilson's History of the British Letter from William Cowper to Expedition 106 Lady Hesketh

137 POETRY.....ORIGINAL. Account of Boethius

138 Philanthropy.....A Prayer 110|| Story of Cecilia, from Literary To Laura offended ib. Leisure

141 Lines addressed to Dr. Jenner ib. On the Arts called Imitative

144 Artaban the Robber...An extract from a manuscript poem ..... 111 SELECTIONS.

Remarkable Occurrences ... 153 Memoirs of Count de Parades 112 Extracts from the correspondence Literary Intelligence

158 of an American in France ... 115 ||Note from the Editor


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WE are often told that we may conduct. He had no small portion read an author's character in his of wit, and this power was in inworks, and that of all modes of com cessant exercise in company. He position, letter writing is the most could very seldom be prevailed upon characteristic and descriptive. Are to discuss any subject soberly, to these assertions true? In what de- reason or to speculate, or to moralgree and respect are they true? ize, but his whole social life was one It is plain enough that books and invariable effort to be witty, to exletters are sufficient, and indeed, cite laughter: some good thing was the only proofs of a capacity for forever in his mouth, and like all writing books and letters, but this men who are habitually witty, he seems tobe all that they prove. They was nine times out of ten, extremely seem to let in but little light upon trite and dull, yet this man, the the actual deportment of the writer, moment he took up the pen to write upon his temper, his favourite pur- a letter or essay, forgot all his suits, and his habits of talking and mirth and jest, and became pensive, conversing.

sentimental, and poetical. To hear I am led to these remarks by him talk, one would think he never reading over the letters of my de- had a serious moment in his life.... ceased friend W....... What a He literally sung himself to sleep difference between his actual de- and awoke in a burst of laughter. portment and any notion of that To see the effusions of his pen, deportment to be collected by a one would imagine that he was a stranger, from his letters. His let. stranger to smiles, that he was ters to me are as unreserved and forever steeped in tears and wrapconfidential as letters can be, yet ped in melancholy. they form a picture totally the re In this, there was nothing that verse of his conversation and his deserved to be called affectation or


lıypocrisy, since he corresponded tainly meet with many instances of only with those with whom he was men who write and talk under the occasionally in the habit of convers- dominion of habits and feelings diaing; and his tongue regaled them metrically opposite to each other, with unceasing jests, with just as and as a man's discourse is often at much facility as his pen saddened variance with his actions, so it them with its austerity or melted oftener happens that his letters are them with its pathos.

at variance with both his actions His sonnets and letters talk al- and his discourse. most altogether of love, and on this topic, no Petrarch was erer more refined, tender and pathetic. The I have just been conversing with youth was forever in love, and was a captain * who has spent all his all impassioned eloquence at the life in long voyages. He has been fect of an adored fair one; but his regaling me with a very amusing love was merely the exuberance of account of his residence in Otaheite. health and an ardent constitution. The novelty and elegance of Cook's, Consequently his devction was al or rather of Hawkesworth's dewas destowed upon the present scription of this island, has given olject, anıl never stood in the way it the same kind of celebrity, which of the most licentious indulgences. the same circumstances had previ,

Atter receiving a letter fullof the ously conferred upon Tinian and most doleful eulogies cf some divine Juan Fernandez. Eloquent and but refractory creature, and hinting circumstantial as Hawkesworth's at his resolutions to “shake off the narration is, I confess myself much poke of inauspicious stars," I have better pleased, and much more achestened to his charbers to console curately informed by this talk with him, anci found him at a loc-table, my friend the captain; he is very obpresiding with marks of infinite ligingly communicative, his descripsiitist.action, and keeping the motly tions are connected with the story crew that surrounded liim in a con- of his perscnaladventures, and being stant war. Such was my friend, at hand to answer all questions, his and such werchisletters; histongue intelligence exactly meets my curiand his son, his actions and his csity. written speculations were as oppc After a good deal of talk he told site to each other as the poles. me he would shew me a curiosity,

Perhaps, in deel, this case may and immediately called “ James be deemed an exception to general Cool:," into the cabin. A man imrules. There is another remarka- mediately made his appearance, ble instance, however, to the same about thirty years of age, of a mideffect in the letters lately published dle stature, and remarkably athletic of the poet Cowper. They are in his make: he had a face full of almost all of them, to a certain smiles and good humour, and every degree, lively and witty. On one air and motion bespoke those feeloccasion, he appears conscious of ings that flow from exuberant health this inconsistency and alludes with and a total exemption from care... some surprize to the opposition be- His complexion was nearly the same tween the sprightly tenor of his with that of an American Indian, letters, and the drcadful gloom of and his hair, face, and figure, led his thoughts.

me to suppose wlien I first glanced Ainan may counterfeit senti- my ere at him, that he was cne of ments and feelings with more suc our own aboriginals. cess in letters thenin discourse, and

This man, the captain informed thouyn it should seem that letters, me, was a native of Owhyhee. He when writte!) without any motives to deceive, afford a pretty accuraie

Ship Commerce, Ray, from Amcriterion of character, yet we cer sterdam.

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