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1753. Contents of Sir HANS SLOANE's Museum. 101 innocent, and orders the nuptial prepara- His dread decrees the strictent balance tions between Perseus and Demetrius to

keep; be suspended. In the next scene, Erixene The father groans who made a motller is complaining for the loss of Demetrius,

weep; who has made his escape out of prison;

But if no terror for yourselves can move, but the third scene represents him re. Tremble ye parents, for the child ye taken, and in' a prison, soliloquizing on

[bleed, his misfortunes, and approaching death; A For your Demetrius; mine is dooin'd to when Erixene enters, which yiclds an A guiltiess victim, for his father's deede allectionate scene; where, I think, Mr. Carrick seems to reign a very sultan in Some people might be of opinion, that the throne of sorrow, when he is led off to Perseus is not brought to poetical justice; execution. Alter this Antigonus enters but for my part, I was very well satisfied to Erixene, and brings a pardon for De- with the reflexion of his defeat by Emime rius, who, on his return to Erixene, lius, his mean condition behind the triforms every comfort of life, every ex- umphal car of his victor, and his death alted thought of superior happiness, for Bin Slavery; which terminated the line their participation : but, alas ! how are and reign of the Macedonian monarchs, all these golden joys destroyed, how are the descendants of that hero who conquesall these summer clouds defaced,' when ed the universe. Erixene declares to him, that Perseus, during the night, had compelled her to

The Dispute, occafioned by seeing tbe Tragedy, marry him? It rivets Demetrius like a

called, Tbe BROTHERS. thunder bolt, and draws the tender stream

HO acted the Brothers ? what

Europe, while it swells the deep figh One man acted both-pry'thee tell me ? from the bravest hearts; tears which Why, Demetrius was Garrick in powder, might become a Portia, frhs which might like curd,

(the Third. ennoble an Alexander. But how are there And Perfes was Carrick in Richard increased, when, to fhew her affection I heard 'twas one Morlop in Perses's for Demetrius, Erixene drows the dagger,

Mape;

for his ape : Habs herself, and dies with the kindest No, 'ewas Garrick himself, I am sure, accents of love! And how is the distress

Indeed you're miftaken then, I'm an aggravated, when Philip enters full of

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old goflip, (rick for Mottop;
joy to embrace his pardoned innocent son, And took Mosfop for Garrick, and Gar-
and finds Erixt ne dying in his arms! But I'll lay a wager,-and here is my pelf,
How transcendently pitiful is this me- That if either was Mottop-'twas Gar-
lancholy scene! Who can describe the rick himself;
heart piercing look of Demetrius ? Who For if it wa'nt Garrick in Perses's tape,
can paint the horrible companion stiffning O Garrick, take care you a'nt bit by your
on the brow of Philip? A wretched lon;

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ape ;

(steals, a miserable facher; bui how more mise- He's cunning, and ly, as behind you he Table when Demetrius drives the fatal The audience all law he was close at your poinard to his heart; and death unites

hecls.
them that life could not joint, and leads
them to a marriage of eternity.

TO OXYMIL BUSKY.
While the audience is thus moit renfibly

THE rod of old Busby could make his affected with his fatal carastrophe, Mr.

{quire of paper; Derry informs us that Perfeus is false, and

And they say, couid fetch blood thro' a bas rebelled; after which he concludes F But under thy scourge, weak Burby, we the play with the followving moral,

laugh,

(half;

You can't make us feel thro' a theat and a My life's deep tragedy was plann'd with

By which we may learn from your first to art,

[tres,
your last, Sir,

{mailer. From scene to scene advancing in dil

That Bulhy your namesake was never your
Through a sad feries to this dire result;
As if the Thracian queen conducted
all,

The Names and Numbers of the facts! Things,

G And wrote the moral in her childrens contained in the Mulæum (Sir Hand blood,

(vain !

SLOANE, Biuro
Which feas minhelahour to wath cucin 1HE

lumes of drawings and illuminated And learn the dread direcs o Jove to books, 3516 volumes of manufcripts, toWar:

gether with the books of prin:s, consins

THE rooys caper

Hearit, se na:ion : diftartazes hear? Tumlibrary, including about 347 vo

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The Great BELL at Moscow. March of about 50,000 volumes. Medals and 1555. Birds, and their parts, eggs and coins, antient and modern, about 32,000. nests of different species 1172. Vipers, Antiquities, viz. urns, inftruments, &c. serpents, &c. 523. Quadrupedes, &c. 3125. Seals, &c. 268. Camca's and in- 1886. Insects 5439. Humana, as cal. taglio's, &c. about 700. Precious ftones, culi, anatomical preparations, &c. 756. agates, jaspers, &c. 2256. Vefsels, &c. Vegetables, as seeds, gums, woods, of agates, jaspers, &c. 542. Chrystals, roots, &c. 12,506. Hortus Accus, or Spars, &c. 1864. Fotfils, Aints, Aones, A volumes of dried plants 334. Miscella&c. 1275

Metals, mineral.ores, &c. neous things, natural, &c. 2098 Pic2725. Earths, sands, falts, &c. 1035. tures and drawings, &c. framed 310. Bitumens, fulphurs, ambers, ambergreere, Mathematical instruments 55. &c. 399. Talcs, micæ, 388. Testacea, All the above particulars are entered or thells $843. Corals, sponges, &c. and numbered, with short accounts of 1421. Echini, echinites, &c. 659. Al- them, and references of several writers, terix, trochi, entrochi, &c. 245. Crus. who have hitherto wrote about them, in tacea, or crabs, &c. 363. Stellæ mari. thirty-eight volumes in folio and eight in nae, &c. 173 Fishes, and their parts

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quarto. (See p. 134.)

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Nrange ambition of this kind. The bell S7n, lately published, gives the following in question weighing near 12,327 poods , Ararumt of Ibis fanious BELL : Speaking was cast in the reign of the late empresa of the City of Moscow, be jigs : G Ann: The found of it rather amazed HE most remarkable thing I saw, and deafened, than delighted the in

is the great hell, which is indeed habitants. It coft a very great sum ; ftur dors, and surprizes equally on for every one, ambitious to contribute to. account of its size, and the folly of those wards it, threw some gold or Glver into

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1753. Account of the Great RIVER VOLGA.

103 the furnaces, which were four in number; the end of February, and at Calan gethese furnaces had cocks, which let off nerally a month later. Hero the banks the metal into the mould. The geome.

alter almost every year, partly by the trical dimensions are as follows: The force of the current, and partly by the piece by which the bell was hung to the sands which are blown into the river from beam, from the top of the hell to the the adjacent country. The danger arising beam, 3 feet 1 inch : Length of the bell, from these lifting banks is not very great; from the beam to the bottom, 21 feet 4 A but they create delays. The common and | inches : Diameter of the bell at the course of the stream can hardly be reckontop, 7 feet, 4 and 1 inches : Diameter ed above a mile an hour, but in the time at the bottom, 22 feet, 4 and 5 inches, of the floods it is generally three miles. The bell was now in a pit, over which it The navigation is very difficult fot had been hung; but the beam which fup. vefsels drawing above five feet water, ported it being burnt, on occasion of a except in the flood times, when the great fire, it gave way, and the fall made a largest Aat-bottomed veslels find fuffibreach in it, as expressed in the figure.

cient water. I have seen a vessel afloat B

in the month of October, said to have The fame Gentleman gives the following de 600 tuns of salt and fish aboard ; and

Bount of the Great River VOLGA in in some seasons they have barks of greater
Muscovy.

burthen. The trade from many paris

is great and extensive, but from no place HIS river was anciently called the more considerable than from Zarinaw and

Caran. The sailors who navigate this depth one of the nobleft in the world.

river, are remarkable for their dexterity I derives its source from the lake Fernoff C in warping. They have three boats to in the province of Reskoff, running, ac- carry out the warps, which they take cording to general computation, near in forward ; and at the same time they 4500 wersts * before it empties itself coil the warp from the itern into the into the Caspian sea. It takes in the river boat, while the other two boats are aer Twersa which comes from Twere, the head laying fresh warps ; for as soon as Morewa from Moscow, the Occa from they have run out one, the end of the Columna, the Kama which divides the other is ready. These vessels sometimes Nagay and Kooban Tartars, the Samar carry from 150 to 200 men, and as their at Samara, and many others. It is of D bigners prevents their failing, except the the utmoft utility to the greatest part of wind be very fair, they warp go English the vast empire of Russia, not only with miles a day against the stream, which, regard to commerce, but as it has been a as we have already observed, is some. means of reducing the different tribes of

times very rapid. Besides the vast abun. Tartars who frequent its borders. The dance of fish taken in this river, and sent immense quantities of water it receives either salted or frozen to diftant parts from other rivers, and from the many of the Russian empire, there is a conbilly countries from whence descend great E fiderable commerce carried on in Catorrents, particularly when the snow

viare t melts in the spring, are the cause of its The method of preparing this com. swelling at different times and places. modity is to take away the Atringy part, It begins usually to rise in March, and then to mix it with salt well cleaned and increases in April and May, continuing made into brine; and when drained from above its usual mark, till the end of the oily parts and prefied, it becomes of June; and then it decreases very fast. such a consistency as to keep two or There is often another rise in September three years. The grain is of a darkin by autumnal rains; but this is not so grey colour, almon as big as a pepper constant, nor near so considerable. It corn, and cuts transparent. In the winvaries in different places ; at Astrachan ter it is sent fresh to all parts of the emit is only seven or eight feet, unless the pire, and is much esteemed by the natives foutherly winds blow in the water at the as well as foreigners, being well known same time from the Caspian. About to partake of the nature of oysters. There Zaritzen, which is above 400 werfts is also a large quantity made for exporhigher, I saw a mark at about 20 feet, tation, which is consumed in Italy and as already mentioned; and at Casan, G by the christans in the Levant. The As. which is 1250 wersts yet higher, the menians have the skill of preparing it bett, rife is said to be much greater. As there and usually make above 6coo poods I e. are so many different climates in the very year. In 1749 they brought 20,000 course of this river, the ice breaks up at poods to market. different times; as at Astrachan about

S 3000 Inglifta mila. t Ror of Aurgeon and belluga, rbe Rufians call is Icere. 1 Abow Cofres,

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