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in this way.
its füll age.
following manner. They first collected some taken their stations, a part of the pack com. stones and healed them, upon which they mence the chace, and running it in a circle, placed a part of the ineat, and upon the meat are at certain intervals relieved by others, some small brush, and so alternately neat and in this manner, they are able to run a goat brush, until all the meat was on ; when the down. At the falls where the wolves arc whole was covered with brush and lastly with plenty, I had an opportunity of seeing one earth; so that the heap or mass ivad something of these hunis. of the appearance of a small coalpit on fire.
A whale was driven on shore on the An hour and a half was necessary io cook it
western coast : it had, probably, åttained We saw a great number of the natives on horseback pursuing a deer on the opposite They found the skeleton of the whale, side of the river. They drove it so hard that which measured 103 feet in length, and the it was obliged to take the water, when some head 12. The natives had takeu all the meat of our men went down the bauk and shot it, off iis bones, by scalding and other nicans, and the natives got on a raft and caught it. for the purpose of trade. These Indians are the most active horsemen I ever saw: they will gallop their horses over precipices, that í should not think of riding The New London Family Cook; or Town over at all. The frames of their saddles are made of
and Country Housekeeper's Guide. Comwood nicely jointed, and then covered with
prehending Directions for Marketing, withi raw skins which, when they becoine diy,
illustrative Plates, ou a Principle entirely bind every part right, and keep the joints in new ; General Observations, and Bills of their places. The saddles rise very high Färe, for every Week in the Year; prace before and behind, in the inanner of the tical Instructions, &c. A Glossary of the saddles of the Spaniards, from whom they no
most gerierally receii ed French and Eng. doubt received the form; and also obtained their breed of horses.: When the Indians are
lish Terms in the Culinary Art. Also a
Selection of valuable Family Receipts, in going to, mount, they throw their buffaloe robes over the saddles, and ride on them, as Dyeing, Perfumery, &c. Instructions for the saddles would otherwise be 100 hari. Brewing, making British Wines, Distill.
We close our extracts by a few of those ing, inanaging the Dairy, and Gardening. incidental observations on the animals of And an Appendix, containing general Dithese parts, which Mr. Gass has recorded. rections for Servants, relative to the Cleane
We killed a very large brown bear, which ing of Household Furniture, Stoves, Marmeasured three feet five inches round the ble Chimney-Pieces, &c. By Duncan head; three fret eleven inches round the Macdonald, Head Cook at the Belford neck; round the breast, five feet ten inches
Tavern and Ilotel, Covent Garden. 8vo. and a half; the length eight feet seven inches and a half; round the inidille of the fore leg
pp. 634. 103. 6d. bound. Cundee, 1808. iweniy-three inches, and his talous four Mr. Macdonald's book appears to inches and three-eighihs of an inch. possess some distingoishing features; and, There appears to be a kind
of sheep in this as it proferses to be founded upon Enge country, besides the ibex or mountain sheep, lish, and not upon Freitch culinary prin. and which have woul.on. I saw some of the ciplés," and " on a niore economical plaa, skins, which the natives had, with wool four
and more conducive to health than any inches long, and as fine, while, and soft, as any I had ever seen.. I also saw a buffaloe sobe
other," it is entitled to notice.
It conwith its wool or fur on, as fine and soft as tains information, on various subjects, that of beaver, Captain Lewis procured this, which many mistresses of families, as well which
we considered a curiosity; in exchange as servants, may be the better for acquir: for another buffaloe robe.
ing. The marketing department of this I made a calculation of the number of elk | work is more exiensive than usual ; the and deer killed by the party from the 1st of bills of fare are more numerous, four being December 1805, to the 201h of March 1806, furnished for every month in the year ; which gave 131 elk, and 20 decr: There and the " Cook's Glossary," though we were a tew smaller quadrupeds killed, such think it might have been enlarged, has as otter and beaves, and one racoon.
The wolves in packs occasionally hunt the novely and utility. goals, which are too swift to be run down On looking into the preface, we found and taken by a single wolf. The wolves the author saying: 'In the subordinate having fixed upon their intended prey, and departments of the work, “such as ituse
relating to British wines, brewing, gar- of nature, to a number of students dening, managing the dairy, &c. of which drawing from an academy figure, seated I might justly, be suspected of not possess all around their object, and beholding it ing a very competent knowledge, I beg in every variety of light and shade. It leave to state, that without presuming on may be true, that some are favoured by my own judgement, I have, from differ- the attitude and effect which falls to ent persons concerned in the respective their lot; yet all see various' beauties ; branches alluded to, obtained such in- and talent will make "a good figure, formation as may be fully depended on." of the worst aspect ; while want of Cite
Allowances, must always be made for lent will spoil the best. a publisher's opinion of the wares in which The fact is, that systems are conhe deals ; under this correction we are tracted views of nature ; but each may inclined to agree with Mr. Macdonald's have, and we believe actually has, a publishers in their assertion, " that, there something derived from observation of is no family publication extant, which nature to sapport it; and when one gives embraces so great a variety of subjects, place to another, it is but a young artist, which contains so great a number of re- rising from his seat, to admire the “ fine ceipts, or that can be found so eminently forms,” that have been produced from Mr. and universally serviceable to the purcha. Such-an one's view of the general model.
“What happy touches ! What hand
ling! I will seat myself in the same iari
place, and take advantage of the same Modern Medicine ; containing, a brief beauties."
Exposition of the principal Discoveries and That seat at the Acaderny which it has Doctrines that have occasioned the recent
fallen to Dr. U's lot to occupy is respectAdvancement of medical Philosophy, with able ; and his detineation shews that he Strictures on the present State of medical has studied his subject attentively. If Practice, and an inquiry how far the Prin- he had produced his performance as á ciples of the Healing Art may, lecoine the should have been inclined to point out a
whole length, and a finished piece, we Subjects of unprofessional Research. By want of keeping" in some parts, and David Uwins, M. D. pp. 199. Price us. not always “ correct foreshortening " in Tipper, London, 1809.
others : bat in a sketch these are not MEDICINE always has lead its fashions ; properly subjects of criticism :- and in a and always will have them. The inves- suecinet essay, like that before as; omis. tigation of nature leads the investigator sions are hardly censurable. to form opinions, and these opinions, in The author takes a slight though ex. spite of bimself, become after a while, tensive view of ancient medicine : de his system. This is the imperfection of scribing the Greeks (erroneously, as we humanity. Ars longa, vita brevis, says conceive) as the fathers of physic : and the proverb ; and certain it is, that even glancing at the varying theories of modern the experience of ages bas been foiled in schools and practitioners. He pays pea" attempting to comprehend completely culiar attention to the Branonian printhe infinitely varied operations of nature, ciples, and considers the duettines of that Does n follow, that the attenipe is, or unfortunate writer, as having produced has been, useless ? No such thing : the considerable and beneficial effects among attempt to effect an impossibiliry, has led the facalty. The same may be said of to very many beneficial possibilities; and that system, as of others :'" parts of it skill," taking advantage of opportunities are good ;" and Dr. U. is aware that it that only skill could discern, hiis con- is not on all occasions satisfactory. The tribered essentially to the promotion of Doctor enlarges on the necessity of au science, and to the diffusion of correct, acquaintance with chemistry for a phy. as well as general knowledge.
sician : he is right; this, , and much Dr. U. compares the System of phy- more, a physician ought to be well' aċsicians to the Ideal Beauty of artists : quainted with. And we the rather exthis simile is " dissimilitadınous :" a press this opinion in decided terms, bemore apt comparison had been that of a cause, we consider a professor, thus ades number of medical nień in their study | quately qualitied, as a very great blessing to the community, and especially to the devoted to the several branches of study neighbourhood where Providence has which are regarded as more especially placed him. But, that sanie Providence properly parts of medical education. The has not conferred this blessing on every professor of the healing art onght to be part where diseases are commissioned to equally liberal in kouwledge and in senuexist : Fand we humbly think, therefore. science, physical or moral, but which, un.
ment; and, in fact, there is no part of * that where 'no correct medical aid is at der proper regulation, and in a due degree,
hand, an old woman who cures a cold by may be made subservient, nay is actually means of treacle posset, is free from necessary, to perfection in medicine. transgression and blame, notwithstanding On points of doctrine and subjects of the unquestionable hazard of a cough speculation, equally avoid the extremes of proceeding into a consumption. We be- implicit confidence or captious" scepticism. lieve, that the disposition to avail them. Be careful not to reject facis in the pride and selves of the best professional assistance obstinacy of system, but do not on the other within their reach prevails, and strongly, 1 of facts to be the sole object of science. As
hand consider an 'unsystematic accumulation too, among
the public. Dr. U. himself little is performed without order, so little is would not have the physician called in acquired without method ; and system, in to every ephemeral disorder. Common its proper sigaification, is only the order of sense, and the general exercise of 'dis- acquisition; so much so, indeed, that all cretion and humanity, ,must be the di- our advances in knowledge are in one sense rectors on such occasions. We coincide reducible to mere improvements in our modes in his recommendation of medical know of arrangement. Science is the book-keepledge to the clergy: it was the practice ing;--the register of facts. anciently, and might be generally so, to liberal conduct give the lie to those who con
When you coine into practice, let your great public advantage. We had marked several passages as ther encourage a spirit of self-depreciation,
ceive the profession to be merely craft. Neiextracts, and for observation : but we
nor seek to acquire a surreptitious fame. think there is so much guod sense in the avoid the pedantic peculiarities of the manDoctor's address to those “ who may be nerist, but recollect at the same time that about commencing a series of studies in manner may often be made lawfully to act order to qualify themselves for the prac- in aid of medicine. « Philosophic and eftice of medicine," that we willingly fective practice," it has been rightly said, sacrifice all our preparatives to the pleasure with the rules of medicinal prescription. of inserting them.
It will be for you ofteu " to read in the You are prepared to engage in a laborious, human heart, as well as to recognize the and, to a man of sensibility, a most painful presence of the febrile state,”--to pour vocation ; in the exercise of which many cire oil into the wounds of the mind," as well as cumstances of perplexity will present them. to prescribe for the maladies of the body; selves, which can bnly be made known by and let me promise that a conscientious and actual experienec. Difficulties and intricacies manly discharge
of the important duties of will indeed be pointed out in the courses your calling, will
prove an ample reward for which yoa attend, and described in the all your pains, by bringing with it the purest writings you are directed to peruse ; but these, of 'plcasures--the consciousness of doing in comparison to what you will be taught in good. Farewell. the school of experience, are scarcely mores than the delinealed roads on a geographer's map, to the perils the traveller encounters. Be studious then to anticipate as much as Letter to the Lord Bishop of Durham, possible, which will be in effect to lessen, and to the General Committee of the Sothe intricacies of actual practice, by making ciety for Bettering the Condition of the every case that is pointed out to you by che hospital physician, or clinical professor, in
Poor, proposing a Plan for improring Disa a manner your own. Repeatedly put this
pensaries, and the medical Treatment of question to yourself: what should I do in the Poor. By John Herdman, M. D. 4to. this instance, were my individual respon. pp. 22. price Is. 6d. Arch, London, 1808. tibility concerned agere the life of this paw tient entrusted to my care.?,"2812 sep!
DR. Herdman, influenced by the With respect to clementary, acquiremente, purest principles of benevolence, we I would earnestly recommend that while your doubt tiot, proposes to add dietetic doattention is principally, it be not exclusively, 'nations to medical advice, and wedi
eines made up for use. We do, un. I wish the author had not called this an Epic doubtedly agree with the Dr. that beef Poem. It induces the reader to expect and; mutton, cand porter and ale, and more than the Poem presents; and raises fannel skirts, are necessaries for the ideas in the critic's mind, that by compasick : that soap 'is good in some cases, rison are adverse to such efforts, The and solid food is excellent in others. But, difficulty of hitching modern names into whether these medicines, food, drink, verse, and describing modern battles and and clothing, should be delivered at a dis- their incidents, is great and irremediable. pensary, and whether, in such a case, a The notes have raised in us a desire dispensary would not change its proper to see that History of the war in India character, are questions to be answered which the author announces.
We are before this plan is adopted. We can as-persuaded that the description of an Indian sure Dr. H. that great as the number of campaign might become a distinguished sick is at this moment in London, it book in our literature. By way of encou. would be augmented tenfold in the first ragement io the writer we have inserted week, and that his imagination would be a specimen of bis prose as well as of his exceedingly terrified at the myriads which verse. would present themselves' as dying and
His flank supported by a winding bay, starving, the instant such an institution in marțial strength confirm'a Kempe's Brightarray, was reported. It is now impossible to By brave M'Combe the rear in potence dressid, guard agaidișt imposture ; what would it Légère's attack, their rike fires, répress'd ; be shen? That medical men attendant Like hounds that bay the fretful porcupine, On dispensaries might have a number From Britains' bristling spears tre Gauls decline ! of tickets to bestow on cases of peculiar In sullen mood along the plain they form, :: distress, which should entitle the bearer At awful distance view Kempt's niarshall'd storm : to a certain allowance of solid or liquid With rage portentous deathless Bullets fly, s, food at an establishment superintended by In wrath o'erlay'd, their cannon range too high ; those who were accustomed to such cha- Whilst Lempine's guns, depress*d to truer aim, rities; this might be proper enough: but, Pierce through the ranks, and fuel add to fame.
we believe, that even those most bene- With rising ire each Gallic bosomi glows, , :* c volent institutions have not been able As near and deadly march inveterate.focs;
to secure themselves froni deception, While showers of grape the hostile raoks deform, though they have done great service Soon" muskets swell the loud vindictive sturm; to many deserving but unfortunate indivi. Peal after peal, compact divjsions sound, duals. We may even go further, and admit And ħissinig deal their leaden deaths around;
that the power of ordering a pound, or Till, with the fierce, the goading contest tir’d, * more, of solid food, ready dressed from By smarting wounds with fell impatience fic'il
, se cook's shop, at the expense of a society, with savage yell, the light-armid topops, of France
or of the parish, would, every now and On Britain's chosen band enraged advance, then, be extremely salatary, and might With ciests erect the light-arm'd Britons move, even save the lives of individuals ; but Led or by Kempt, whom mártial souls approve !
this is widely different from recommending in Britain's close array and maršhálrd.speas, 19 bahat.." porter and ale should be kept in Ten thousand messengers of death appear ps
pint bottles." at the dispensary; or that Their steady front inspires the Gants with awe, * a little beef or mutton, in the form of a So much unlike the strife they lately sawi "steak or chop," should be issued from Dreadful to'view, in gallant order' dress d, thence. The prescription may be proper Their quick'ning step the pride of France oppress'd; to the case, but it should be made up at With faltering fect, with blinkigg cyes askance,
the regular practitioner's in the beef and Their shuffling files decline, as focs advance; --? mutton department.
Still more relax'd, they wait the deathful shockz
As intermingling bay'nets clashing lock; 7 The Batile of Maida, An Epic Poem, By Approving conscience nerves each. Btitish arm, , Lieut. Colonel Richard Scott, of the Right
Whilst sad convictions Gallia's ranks alarm. ** Honourable East India Company's Bengal. Impetuous rush, and charge the stricken foe
With rising ardour British spirits glow, SOB, Establishment. ;', Crown 8Vqp. pp. 120..
Loud the þugle sound, fifes, shrill-piercing playa Price -456d. Harchard. London, 1808. And doimo bieat up Britannia's randcaulay i
TeRi victories of the British arms Their shout, tremendous rends Eufemia's shore, sbg ild i be sung by British bards yet we The Gauls appat with its victorious raar
Su Mars, with sirength divine, from Ilion's towers, the command of Lieutenant Davis and BurThrough sinking hearts almighty terror pours. rows; while a third but small party of ballar Quick as the eye o'ershoots the martia! scene, lion-sepoys, under the command of Lieutenant With Gallians strew'd behold the carnag'd green ;
Samuel Seott, was directed to amuse the garAs marstrulld scythes the waving harvest mow;
rison, by an incessant fire on a strong and high Advancing still, and ieying nieadows low,
rock which flanked our approach to the base So with resistless force the well-dress'd spear
rious we were to storm. Lieutenant Shiptoa
was posted with the six field pieces on Sweeps o'er the field, and leaves the swarded rear.
ihe plain, with directions to watch oor There prostrate lies the pride of Brescia's field,mations, and in the event of our ascending On Maida's mead L'Isonsa's heroes yield, the hill, to keep up a continued but cautious Marengo's laurels wither on the plain,
fire over our lieads, as we scaled the walls And Marats writhe in agonizing pain !
that defender the approach to the summit of With countless numbers strew'd the shrieking the hill. The road was so narrow and intriground,
cate, that, without guides, ii cnyld not be Like timorous deer the frighted Gallians bound;
traced by the assailants. lo she flying enenig Kempt's eager files instinctive spring away,
we reckoned upon leaders ; but, 10 our surWith eagle speed o'ertake the flying prey ;
prise and great disappointment, no defence of
the lower work was attempted. In comWith vengeful thrusts their comrad's ghosts appease, pliance with the orders I had received from Nor cease pursuit till prudence bids to cease,
Colouel Stuart, I posted the two parties, pantTill Gallia's squadrons-aid the scatter'd field,
ing from the celerity of their exertions, close And showers of grape the hapless veterans shield. under the hill, in situations the least exposed
Col. Scott who commanded the storm-o the guns of the enemy, or the mosquetry ing party at Outradroog, and conceived of those who manned the upper works. In the happy idea of obtaining possession of order to prevent insnle front stragglers, who the upper works on tlsat enormous bill, by houses within the work we had scaled, sere
might be posted in the mud walls of the following the fugitives from the lower
jeants Aanking parties were detached ; and in towns, gives the following account of that
a few minutes a firing commenced on our action..
right ;--that, I considered, as the announceThe troops selected for the reduction of the inent of our guides being at hand, and Capsuburb consisted of the 6th battalion of Ben- tain M'Innes was instantly ordered to support gal Sepors, a corps I had commanded under the flanking party, and act as circumstances Sir Evre Conte in the war with Hyder; two should direct.* battalion-companies of the 52d under Capt, Fired with zeal and filled with ardour fu Zouch, two of the 72d under Lieut. M·Innes, saccess, he sallied forth, accompanied by and six field pieces under Lient. Shipion of the Dowse, and his pioneers-coon got sight of the Bengal artillery, with a strong party of pio- enemy, followed at their heels, and surneers under Lieut. Dowse of the Madras es- mounted three of the walls, overcoming with tablishment, an officer to whose laborions and rapidity every obstacle to his ascent, and tvhich intelligent services the army has been indebi. the artillery greatly facilitated by a careful bet ed for most important aid in every er ferpri.el incessant fire. 'Their shot skimining the of pith and moment, from the war of Hyder walls, annoyed such as rentured to show to ihe capture of Seringapatam by General themselves, and bounding froin the rock-bes Harris.
hind created great confusion amongst the un From the opinion expressed by an officer reflecting defenders, as it was an internal of, Colonel Stuart's experience, my hopes of annoyance of which they could form Bb cousuccess were considerably damped, though ceptión. At the fourth wall, thrown across not extinguished ; 'but those hopes were reviv- a narrow pass, and strengthened by high-conal by the ardour with which 'my ideas were / inanding Hanking works with a strong gate. embraced by the officers who commanded the way in the centre, M'Innes and his gallant several parties of which the détachınent was party were brought to a stand, and ihe supcimposed To 'tbet I communicated my porting party were considerably annoyed by plan without reserve, knowing from dear large stones ' rolled from the hill, but which bought experience, that every enterprise did hiude uuere mischief than breaking the nose should be accurately impressed on the minds of a, brave Hibernian. who was employed or those who lead, previous to the execution with his comrades picking off the men who of duties which require that every exertion exposed themselves to view in defence of should be directed to the point of succes with the works. out hesitation, and with the utmost celerity. At this important erisis, I directed Lieutenant Captain Zouch and Lieutenant al Innes were to lead the parties destined for the assault of # For a similar assault see Monjuick the wall which embraced the suburb, support-1 in Carleton's Memoirs," Panorátna, Vol. IV: ed by the grenadiers of my battalion, under p. 865.