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Mar. 30. At Castries, St Lucia, Mr James Fle 14. At Lopness, in Orkney, Margaret, eldest ming Loudon, son of Morehead Loudoun, Esq. daughter of Mr William Strang. Glasgow.

At Dunbar, Lieut.-Colonel John Clark, April 30. At St John's, Newfoundland, Mr Royal Marines. Donald H. M'Caman, formerly of the Island of At her house, in Upper Grosvenor Street, Islay.

London, the Countess de Dunstanville. May 19. At Halifax, Nova Scotia, Lieut.-Co - At her house, in Nicolson Square, Mrs Julonel P.Waterhouse, Major of the 81st regiment. lia Hope, wife of Mr Thomas Manners, writer to

June 1. At Culross, the Rev. Walter Macalpine, the signet, and depute-clerk of session. first minister of that parish, in the 82d year of 15. At Edinburgh, Dr John Thomson, R. N. his age, and 54th year of his ministry.

- At Manse of Durris, the Rev. William StraAt Arniston Place, Henrietta Chisholme, chan, minister of that parish, in the 79th year of youngest daughter of Geo. Lang, Esq.

his age, and 52d of his ministry. - At Edinburgh, Mrs MacAllan, spouse of Mr - At Warriston Crescent, Agnes, wife of Mr A. James MacAllan, writer to the signet, and daugh Plimer, of the Stamp-office. ter of Mr Robert Ainslie, writer to the signet.

16. At his house, Caltonhill, Archibald Elliott, 2. At Ettrick Bank, Matilda, only daughter of Esq. architect. William Ogilvie, Esq. younger of Chesters.

- At 101, Prince's Street, Isabella, daughter - At Paris, Marshal Davoust, Prince of Eck of the Rev. James Grant, minister of Laggan. muhl, after a long and painful pulmonary con - At Old Hall, near Warre, Thomas Cleghorn, sumption.

Esq. At Peterhead, James Trail, Esq. surgeon. -Mr Robert Ogle, of the firm of Ogle, Dun3. At Edinburgh, Mrs Faulkner, late of the can, & Co. booksellers, London. Theatre-Royal.

- At Ballancrieff House, the Hon. Clara Mary At Musselburgh, Louisa, wife of J. H. Home, Murray, second daughter of the Right Hon. Lord Esq. of Longformacus, and fourth daughter of Elibank. the late Captain David Ramsay, Royal Navy.

- At his house, Royal Exchange, Mr James At Northam, Suffolk, Miss Mary Foulis, Kirkwood, junior. youngest daughter of the late Sir James Foulis of 18. At Sorrento, in the Bay of Naples, Ronald, Colington, Bart.

second son of John Crauford, Esq. of Auche1. At Edinburgh, Robert Hill, son of the late

names. Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Hill, of the East India - Mr Thomas Sheriff, late ship-master, DunCompany's Service.

bar. - At Kinghorn, Mrs Helen Wallace, wife of

At Wimbledon, near London, Samuel CharLieut. Evan Macpherson, Aberdeenshire Militia. ters Somerville, Esq. W. S. Edinburgh, second

-- At Perth, John Hay, eldest son of James son of the Rev. Dr Somerville, Jedburgh. Paterson, Esq. of Carpow.

- At Colzium, James Davidson, Esq. writer to 5. At Abington Hall, Staffordshire, Janet, the the signet. infant daughter of William Hay, Esq. of Drum - At St Andrews, Mrs Isabella Stormonth, remelzier.

lict of Mr James Mowat, late Rector of the - At Aberdeen, Mr Robert Troup, merchant. Grammar School there.

6. In Merrion Square, Dublin, the venerable - At London, William Gordon, Esq. of CampJudge Fletcher.

belton, in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. - At Farme, Miss Margaret Farie, sister of 19. At London, at the advanced age of 81, Mr James Farie, Esq. of Farme, and on the 8th inst. William Coombe, the author of "The Diabohis daughter, Miss Farie.

liad," " the Tour of Dr Syntax," and many other 7. In Dublin Street, Mrs James Hunter.

works. 8. At Fort William, Mr John Wallace, rector - At his house, Leith Walk, Charles Fraser, of the Academy there.

of Williamston, Esq. - At Aberdeen, Mr James Mowat, merchant - At Versailles, in France, Isabella, wife of and manufacturer.

Major-General John Murray. - At Ayr, David Scott, Esq. banker.

20. At his house, Canongate, Mr William Bur At Gibraltar, John Macdonald Buchanan, ton, merchant. Esq. of Drummakill.

- At Rothie House, James Leslie, Esq. of Ro- At Aberdeen, Captain Robert Christie, late thie. of the 88th regiment.

21. At New York, William Blackie, Esq. late 9. In Curzon Street, Mayfair, General Robert merchant in Glasgow. Manners, Colonel of the 30th regiment.

23. At Edinburgh, Elizabeth, wife of Mr James - At Dryden, the seat of Sir Charles Macdo. M Innes, S.S.C. Prince's Street. nald Lockhart, Bart, Mr James Borthwick, aged - At Catherine Bank, Mrs Margaret Spalding, 81, whose ancestors had been for upwards of 30 wife of the Rev. Dr Ireland, North Leith. years upon the estate:

- At her house, in Seymour Place, London, - At Dalserf House, Thomas Paterson, Esq. the Dutchess Dowager of Cardigan. late Paymaster of the 22d regiment of foot.

25. At Louth Hall, in the county of Louth, al10. At Ayr, Captain Bedford Stewart, late of ter a short indisposition, occasioned by the burstthe Irish revenue service.

ing of a blood vessel, Thomas Lord Baron Louth, - At Leith, Mr Cundell, late cashier of the in the 60th year of his age. Leith Banking Company.

28. At Edinburgh, Miss Margaret Craigie, At Stirling, Colin Dawson, Esq. writer. youngest daughter of the late John Craigie, Esq. - In York Place, Thomas, eldest son of Dr of Quebec. Gillespie.

29. At Porterfield Cottage, near Edinburgh, in - At Leith, Mrs Anne Clark, relict of Mr the 72d year of his age, Dr William Farquharson, John Rogers, soap-manufacturer, Fisherrow. physician in Edinburgh, a man eminent in his

- At the Manse of Dumbarney, Mr Alex. An profession, warm and steady in his friendships, derson, son of Mr John Anderson, Newburgh, Fife. and of much urbanity of manners.

12. At Waterford, Lieut.-General William 30. At Stamford, Lincolnshire, Octavius Graham Doyle.

Gilchrist, Esq. a distinguished literary character, 13. At Theobalds, Hatfield, Herts, the Marquis at the early age of 43 years. of Salisbury.

- Mr Alexander Lesslie, of Conduit Street, 14. At Edinburgh, Mary Ross, third daughter London, of Mr George Stedman, Soncitor Supreme Courts.

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We have lately received a very de- of natural history which it now conlightful book, from a very delightful tains. Such a work is, in fact, from the friend, and, being anxious that the nature of things, an exposition of the world should become as happy, and as state of the most important physical well informed, as ourselves, we lose no sciences during the successive and contime in requesting the numerous in- nected periods of which it treats, and dividuals of which it is composed, men, thus, at the same time that it enlighte women, and dandies, the “ interme- ens us regarding the practical managediate link," to order each and all of ment and present state of a most rethem, his, her, and its copy. Every- gal institution, it explains and illusbody knows something now-a-days of trates the progress of human intellect the Garden of Plants, or at least ought in many of the most delightful branch, so to do; for it has been ascertained, es of knowledge. that even “ Tims" has bearded the The person who writes this work in Douglas in his den ; that is, has stood English is M. Royer, a French genwithin a few paces of the Menagerie tleman, who holds a situation in the without any fear of being driven to office of administration of the Mu. atoms by the tuft of the lion's tail. seum.' He is well known for the wonBut in an establishment of such great derful skill which he has attained in extent, and unrivalled excellence, it speaking and writing our language, may well be imagined, that many without having resided in Britain, and things worthy of notice escape the ob- for his great civility and kindness to servation, and many more the com- those foreigners who visit the Muprehension, of travellers; and hence seum and its environs, for the purthe value of a clear and satisfactory poses of amusement or information ; history of the rise, progress, and com- and he is universally esteemed for the pletion of the King's Garden, and of intelligence and integrity of his chathe splendid collections in every branch racter. He has resided constantly in

• History and Description of the Museum of Natural History and Royal Botanic Garden of Paris. Translated from the French of M. Deleuze, assistant Botanist. By A. A. Royer. 2 vols. 8vo. with 17 plates. Price 21s. Sold by G. B. Sowerby, 33, King Street, Covent Garden, London.

This work has been composed, by authority of the French government, from mate. rials furnished by the Professors and Administrators of the Museum.

VOL. XIV.

the Garden for these last twenty years, waters of his little lake, and reapfor the most part with M. Dufresne, pearing again, all moist and black, the King's naturalist, chief director of protruding his huge round back, more the zoological department, and is con- like a floating island, or a Leviathan of sequently well acquainted with the the ocean, than an inhabitant of terra. management, both in its general spi- firma. rit and most minute details.

In this neighbourhood, too, there The Garden of Plants is certainly a are camels and dromedaries, the “ships most interesting spot. What can be of the desert," as they are so beauti. more delightful than to wander about fully called in the figurative languages in the twilight of a fine autumnal of the east, either standing upright,with evening, beneath those magnificent their long, ghost-like necks, and amiarows of ancient lime-trees, when the ble, though imbecile countenances, or air is perfumed by the balmy breath couched on the grass, “ and bedward of many thousand flowers-to listen, ruminating,' apparently well pleased amid such a scene of stillness and re- to have exchanged the burning plains pose, to the multitudinous voice of a of Arabia for the refreshing shades of mighty city-or to contrast a sound the Jardin des Plantes. No fear now composed of such discordant and tu- of the blasting breath of the desert, or multuous elements with the wild and of those gigantic columns of moving plaintive cries of some solitary wa- sand which had so often threatened to ter-fowl, which inhabit the banks of overwhelm them, and the leaders of a little lake, in the centre of this their tribe-no delusive mirage, temptGarden of Paradise ! On the other ing them still onwards, amongst those hand, during the day-time, if less in- glaring, glittering wildernesses, “ with teresting to your sentimentalist, it is show of waters mocking their distress.” certainly fully more amusing to the Even the wilder and more romantic ordinary class of visitors. Great part animals seem here to have found a of one side of the Garden is laid out happy haven and a fit abode. The as a Menagerie, in which all sorts of milk-white goat of Cachmire, with its wild animals are confined, or, more long silky clothing, is seen reposing properly speaking, detained—the ex- tranquilly, with half-closed eyes, upon treme comfort and extent of the dwel- some artificial ledge of rock, forming lings, with their beautiful conforma- a beautiful and lively contrast to the bility to the pursuits and manners of dark green moss with which it is surtheir inhabitants, almost entirely pre- rounded. Deers and antelopes repose cluding the idea of anything so harsh upon the dappled ground, or are seen and rigorous as confinement. There the tripping about under the shacle of the elephant, “ wisest of brutes," occupies, neighbouring lime-trees, while the enas he ought to do, a central and conspi. closures, with their surrounding shrubcuous situation. He is not lodged, as he bery, are so skilfully arranged, and so is with us, in a gloomy crib, in which intermingled with each other, that he can scarcely turn himself round every animal appears as if it enjoyed with sufficient freedom to perform the the free range of the whole encamplittle devices taught him by his keeper, ment, instead of being confined to the and which one sees how much he des vicinity of its own little hut. The spises by the calm melancholy express walks are laid out somewhat in a lasion of his eyes. He dwells in a large byrinthic form, so that every step a and lofty apartment, opening by means person takes he is delighted by the of broad folding-doors into a capacious view of some fair or magnificent creaarea, which is all his own. In this he ture from “ a far countrie.” Birds of has dry smooth banks to repose upon, the most gorgeous and graceful plu. and a deep pond of water, into which, mage, peacocks, golden pheasants, and once a day, he sinks his enormous body, cranes from the Balearic Isles, solicit causing the waters to flow over every attention in every quarter, and are seen part, except his mouth and proboscis. crossing your path in all the stateliness Nothing can be more refreshing than of conscious beauty, or gliding like to see him, after basking for some hours sun-beams through groves of everin the morning sun, till his skin be. "green, “ star bright, or brighter.” In comes as parched and dry as the de- whatever direction you turn, you find sert dust of Africa--to see him calmly the features of the scenery impressed sinking down amidst the clear, cool with characters very different from

those which are usually met with in the groups of people who crowd its European countries. At the head of walks. Some of these animals, when the Garden, beyond the house which they perceive any one looking over was once the dwelling of the illustrious their parapet, erect themselves on their Buffon, there grows a magnificent ce- hind legs, and, stretching forth their dar, its head rendered more pictu- great paws, seem to ask for charity resque by a cannon-ball, which struck with all the importunity of a moaning it during the Revolution ;* and from a beggar. Indeed, they are so much aclittle bill in the neighbourhood, there customed to have bread and fruit is an extensive and beautiful view, not thrown to them by strangers, that the only of the Garden of Plants, with its slightest motion of the hand is genefine groves and shady terraces, but rally sufficient to make them assume also of the city itself, with Mont an erect position, which they will mainMartre rising like an acropolis in the tain for some time, till their strength distance, the old square tower of the fail them, and they drop to the ground, Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the testifying by a short and sullen growl golden dome of the Hospital of Inva their displeasure at having been obli.

ged to play such fantastic tricks to so Between the Garden of Plants pro- little purpose. An unfortunate acciperly so called, and that part of it dent befel one of the largest of these which is devoted to the uses of the creatures some years ago. He was sitMenagerie, there is a broad and deep ting perched near the top of his tree, sunk fence divided by stone walls into when his footing gave way, and he was several compartments. These are the precipitated to the ground. A broken dwelling-houses of the bears, the awk- limb was the only disagreeable result ward motions and singular attitudes of of this misfortune. His temper of which seem to afford a constant source mind does not, however, appear to have of amusement to the visitors. Bare been much mollified by his decreased leafless trees have been planted in the strength of body, for it was this same centre of some of these inclosures, to animal which caused the death of the the top of which Bruin is frequently unfortunate sentinel who had descendseen to climb, as if to enjoy the more ed into his area, misled, as it was supextended view of the garden, and of posed, by an old button or bit of me

lids.

« The largest of the pine tribe on the hillocks, is a cedar of Lebanon, P. Cedrus, the trunk of which measures twelve feet in circumference. The history of this tree, as reated to us by Professor Thouin, is remarkable. In 1736, Bernard de Jussieu, when leaving London, received from Peter Collinson a young plant of Pinus Cedrus, which he placed in a flower-pot, and conveyed in safety to the Paris Gardens. Common rea' port has magnified the exploit by declaring, that Jussieu carried it all the way in the crown of his hat. It is now the identical tree admired for its great size."--Neill's Journal of a Horticultural Tour through Flanders, Holland, and the North of France. This work is no doubt in the hands of every horticulturist, whether professional or ama.. teur. Mr Neill's name is a sufficient pledge for the extent and accuracy of the information which it contains. But the interest of the work is by no means confined to hor. ticultaral details. Although these form, as they ought to do, the leading topics of investigation and description, yet the author's eye has been by no means inobservant of other things. His narrative is continually relieved by sensible and ingenious observations on the characteristic manners and aspect of the people, and on the general features of the scenery of the various districts through which his tour extends. The whole book, indeed, is written in a very clear, intelligent style; and, the author's mind being naturally active, and, during this period especially, occupied by subjects of the greatest interest and the highest utility, there is no unsuccessful searching after subjects for the memorandum-book, no necessity for attempting to cover and conceal that vacancy of mind, which is the companion of most modern tourists. “ Senza istruzione,” says an Italian writer, “ non puo aversi utilitá, ne diletto viaggiando; ed è miglior cosa che il ricco incolto nascondo fra le domestiche mura la sua nullitá, e la vergogna della sua ignoranza.” With Mr Neill, on the contrary, there was always a delighful subject at hand to occupy the attention, and a constant exercise of intelligence required in comparing what he then witnessed for the first time in foreign countries, with the result of his own past experience at home; and the " Horticultural Tour,” recently published, exhibits what, indeed, might have been anticipated from the author's character, although it is rarely met with now-a-days, great knowledge without the slightest pretension.

tal, which he mistook for a piece of fiercely, and his breath comes as hot, money. The cries of this poor being as if he still couched among the burnwere heard distinctly during the still- ed-up grass of an Indian jungle. But ness of the night by those who dwelt · his companion in adversity appears to within the garden; but, as there was suffer from a more kingly sorrow-the no reason to dread the possibility of remembrance of his ancient woods and such an accident occurring, no assista rivers, with all their wild magnificence, ance was offered. He was found by “ dingle and bushy dell,” is visibly the guard who came to relieve him in implanted in his recollection. Like the the morning, lying dead beneath the dying gladiator, he thinks only of “his paws of the bear, exbibiting, compa- young barbarians," and, when he paces ratively speaking, few marks of exter- around his cell, he does so with the nal violence, but almost all his bones same air of forlorn dignity as Regulus broken to pieces. The bear retired at might have assumed in the prison of the voice of his keeper, and did not, in the Carthaginians. fact, seem to have been induced by any But, while we are indulging ourcarnivorous propensity to attack the selves in "a world of fond rememperson whose death it had thus so mi- brances,” we are forgetting Mr Royer's serably occasioned. It was rather what book, to which we had sat down with an old man in the garden characterized the intention of extracting an article. as a piece of mauvaise plaisanterie, We shall therefore proceed in the first for it appeared to derive amusement place to form a compendious sketch of from lifting the body in its paws and the Garden and Cabinet, from the perolling it along the ground, and shew- riod of their origin to the close of last ed no symptom of fierceness or anger century, which we deem it the more when driven into its interior cell.* necessary to do, as the subject has not

Turning to the right as you enter yet found a place in English literature. the lower gate of the Garden, opposite We must, however, premise, that the the Bridge of Austerlitz, now called nature and confined limits of our abthe Pons du Jardin du Roi, you ap- stract will necessarily exclude a thou. proach the dwellings of the more car- sand interesting particulars regarding nivorous animals, which are confined the history of individual plants and in cages with iron gratings, very simi. animals, for the elucidation of which lar to our travelling caravans. Here we therefore refer our readers to the the lion is truly the king of beasts, work itself, which is just about this being the oldest, the largest, and in all time ready for delivery to the public. respects the most magnificent, I have The King's Garden in Paris, comever seen. There is a melancholy monly called the Garden of Plants, grandeur about this creature in a state was founded by Louis XIII., by an of captivity, which I can never witness edict given and registered by the Parwithout the truest commiseration. liament, in the month of May, 1635. The elegant and playful attitudes of Its direction was assigned to the first the smaller animals of tbe feline tribe Physician Herouard, who chose as Inbeing so expressive of happiness and tendant Guy de la Brosse. At first it contentment, prevent one from com- consisted only of a single house, and passionating their misfortunes in a si- twenty-four acres of land. Guy de la milar manner; while the fierce and Brosse, during the first year of his cruel eye of the tiger, with his restless management, formed a parterre 292 and impatient demeanour, produces feet long, and 227 broad, composed of rather the contrary feeling of satisfac- such plants as he could procure, the tion, that so savage an animal should greater number of which were given be kept for ever in confinement. He him by John Robin, the father of Vesappears to lament his loss of liberty, pasian, the King's botanist. These chiefly because he cannot satiate his amounted, including varieties, to 1800.

thirst for blood by the sacrifice of those He then prepared the ground, procu- before him ; his countenance glares as red new plants by correspondence, tra

. We understand that the bears are now removed to the new Menagerie of wild beasts, and their plases in the Fossés occupied by a breed of boars. Our old friend Marguerite, the great elephant, alluded to in a preceding paragraph, has been dead for Eupe year's

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