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florins in value. The essays must where many patients had recently be written either in Dutch, Latin, failen victims to this terrible clisFrench, or English

ease, without employing any other A machine capable of being set in preservative means than the minemotion, and producing a powerful ral acid fumigations, as directed by effect, without either the inter. M. Guyton His catholic majesty, vention of any combustible, the ac. moreover, learned with the most untion of any current of water or of feigned satisfaction, that the result air, or the exertion of animal of the experiment was so fortunate strength, but possessing within itself that the fifty-one persons, after have the inexhaustible principle of motion, ing been strictly confined in this la-' would doubtless prove of great uti. 'zaretto, had come out of it in a lity to mankind. Such is that of state of perfect health. In consewhich M. Dodemant, professor of quence, and in order to afford a mathematics at Lyons, announces proof of his royal munificence, his himself the inventor. At his re. catholic majesty has remitted to quest the prefect has directed two each of the galley-slaves who volunpersons, M. Carron, chief engineer tarily submitted to this experiment of the department, and M. Moller, (not having previously undergone an professor of natural philosophy, tó attack of the yellow fever) one year examine this machine.

of the time they were sentenced to A proces-verbal of the municipa. remain in chains; and he farther lity of Lille, in the department of caused his approbation of their conVaucluse, has confirmed the success duct to be notified to them by his of a plantation of indigo in the open captain general. To don Michel field, in a farm belonging to M. Cabanellas his catholic majesty Icard de Bataglini. It is said, in grants the title and honours of phythe proces-verbal, that after an at- sician to his majesty's household, tentive examination of the indigo, with an annual salary of 24,000 reals, the produce of this trial, the com- to be paid monthly from the funds missioners gave it as their opinion, of the community of Carthagena; at that this valuable plant might be na- the same time is conferred on him a turalized in the department, and at right of voting ia the municipal bosome future period become a princi. dy of that city, in the same manner pal source of its wealth.

as if he had been a natural-born ciThe following decree has been is- ţizen." The king, besides, charges sued by his catholic majesty the himself with providing for his two king of Spain, on the occasion of children, whose lives, like his own, some experiments made at Cartha were exposed for the interest of the gena, with respect to the efficacy of state and of humanity. anti-contagious fumigations. " Don It is well known that when a curF. de Borja, commander in chief at rent of inflammable air, projected Carthagena, having made known to by a pipe only a few lines in onethe king, in different reports, the ter, is burned under a glass tube, important services performed by you hear certain harmonious, but don Michel Cabanellas, during the very shrill sounds, which perfectly prevalence of the contagious distem- resemble those of the harmonica. per which raged in that place, his An Italian philosopher has recently catholic majesty was particularly observed an effect which bears a struck with the importance of the great analogy to this phenomenon. experiment made by him in one of Melting, at the lamp of an ena nelthe hospitals of the said city, where ler, a glass tube wet in the inside, he shut himself up with fifty per.. to blow with it the bulb of a thermosons, in order to prove the efficacy meter, it emitted a sound which of the acid fumigations; and actually lasted several sec nds, constantly slept with his companions, including increasing in loudness, but which (wo of his own children, in the beds could be stopped by closing with the

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finger the open extremity of the approximations of its parts; and tube The explanation must appa- these sudden alterations produce in rently be the same in both cases. In the air oscillations like those arising the first, the combustion of hydro- from the collision of a sonorous bogen gas with a part of the atmos- dy. In the second case, by causing pheric air forms, every moment, a the humidity to pass from the tube very hot aqueous vapour, which by intr the heated bulb, the vapour is the speedly dissipation of the heat is successively formed and decomposed condensed into water. Accordingly there at very short intervals, and small vacuums are rapidly formed produces a similar sound in the tube. in the air, and as many successive

POETRY.

For the Literary Magazine. While music pour'd her strain,

Loud on the zephyr’s pinions borne, [The following is one of the latest ema. The triumph of the echoing horn.

nations from the declining lamp of
the noted Peter Pindar. It is a whim. The walks of Graham and Trefry,
sical and striking compound of the The walks of Hall delight mine eye,
serious and the ludicrous.]

And pleasant valley of Lewire,

With villas on the winding stream, ODE TO THE RIVER FOWEY, OR POY. That rather look of Fancy's dream,

And claim the muse's loudest lyre. O LOVELY food! on whose fair

banks I play'd, in early youth, my pranks,

Though Britain's king and Britain's And often sail'd thy clear expanse Are every year at Weymouth seen,

queen along, And from thy bosom hook'd up fish;

Thy spirits let me cheer, Pollock and bream, a dainty dish,

For hark! this instant on the breeze, Salmon and mack'rel, worthy epic In sounds of thunder from the seas,

A voice salutes mine ear. song, Lobster and turbot, and John Dory, As nice as c'er were put before ye, The Majesty of Ocean speaks! epicures! and plaice and mullet, And thus the god sublimely breaks: Fit to descend a royal gullet !

« Ye rivers. list around!

Though some of ye on Britain's coast
Thy margin green and castles hoar, May many a beauty justly boast,

And much with fish abound;
Where beroes dwelt and fought of yore,
And smote the daring Gaul with Though far and wide may fly your

dread,
Boast not a nuse to sing their praise,

Yet it shall be yon harbour's lot, The tribute of immortal lays,

That pretiy, yet neglected, spot, And cast a glory round their head. To fill the largest trump of Fame.

!

name,

Full oft, in sumnjer's golden hour,
We made, in boats, a happy tour;
Full many a nymph, a nymph and

swain,
And happy on a verdant bank
Our tea and well-cream'd coffee drank;

“ Should Amphitrite and her fair maids
Sigh for the shore and rural shades,

Variety tenjoy,
I'd swear by all my brine and fish,
If such should be the ladies' wish,

I'll take a house at Foy."

For the Literary Magazine.

That deeper shade shall fade away,

That deeper sleep shall leave my eyes;
Thy light shall give eternal day!

Thy love the rapture of the skies!

A WISH.

By Dr. Hawkesworth.

SONNET

oler;

THROUGH groves sequester'd, dark,
and still,

For the Literary Magazine,
Low vales, and mossy cells among,
In silent paths, the nameless rill,
With liquid murmurs, steals along :

LET happy mortals love the blooms
Awhile it plays with circling sweep, That deck the bosom of the laughing

And lingering winds its native plain, Spring, Then pours impetuous down the steep,

And, fann'd by her, profusely fling And mingles with the boundless main. To the young gale their delicate per

fumes;
O! let my years thus devious glide Stern Winter, thy congenial glooms

Through silent scenes obscurely calm; A mournful pleasure to that bosom
Nor Wealth nor Strife pollute the vide, bring,
Nor Honour's sanguinary palm. Where pale Despondence spreads her

wing,
When Labour tires, and Pleasure palls, Which Fate to ceaseless sorrow dooms.

Still let the stream untroubled lie : It loves, than all the vernal pride far As down the steep of age it falls,

more, And mingles with eternity.

Thy storms wild-howling through the

forest bare;
Thy snows the plains that mantle

Thy mists that dim the burthen'd air:
For the Literary Magazine. Then Nature seems my sorrows to

deplore, HYMN.

To share with me in all my soul's de

spair.
By the same.
IN Sleep's serene oblivion laid,
I safely pass'd the silent night;

For the Literary Magazine.
At once I see the breaking shade,
And drink again the morning light.

TEASE me no more, nor think I care
New-born- I bless the waking hour,

Though monarchs bow at Clara's Once more, with awe rejoice to be ;

shrine, My conscious soul resumes her power, Or powder'd coxcombs woo the fair, And springs, my gracious God, to

Since Clara is no longer mine. thee.

Indifferent, 'tis alike to me, O, guide me through the various maze

If my favourite dove be stole, My doubtful feet are doom'd to tread; Whether its dainty feathers be And spread thy shield's protecting blaze,

Pluck’d by the eagle or the owl. When dangers press around my head.

If not for me its blushing lips
A deeper shade will soon impend,

The rose-bud opens, what care I
A deeper sleep my eyes oppress; Who the odorous liquid sips,
Yet still thy strength shall me defend,

The king of bees or butterfly?
Thy goodness still shall deign to bless.

Seeks the slave despoiled to know * Composed about a month before his Whether his gold, in shape of lace, death, and dictated to Mrs. Hawkes. Shine on the coat of birth-day beau, syorth before he rose in the morning. Or wear the stamp of George's face?

DISAPPOINTMENT.

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For the Literary Magazine

Refreshing slumber, wooed by every

sound, The gale that steals along, and hum of

bees.

INSCRIPTION ON A JUTTING STONE

OVER A SPRING,

SONNET.

cease

der'd eye ;

THIS sycamore, oft musical with bees,
Long may its darksome boughs o'erca.

nopy
The small round bason, which this jut.

For the Literary Magazine. ting stone Keeps pure from falling leaves! still may

this spring Quietly, as the breath of sleeping babe, ALONG the pebbly shore I love te Send up cold water for the wayfarer

stray, With soft and even pulse! Nor ever And pore upon the wave with wil. Yon tiny mound of sand its noiseless Or watch the varying tints of sinking dance,

day, That at the bottom, like a fairy's page, That glimmer in the westem sky: As merry, and no taller, dances still, And then the distant landscape 1 de. Nor wrinkles the smooth surface of the

scry, fount!

And white sails glittering in the parting Here coolness dwell and twilight. Here ray; is moss,

Till deep'ning shadows veil the scenA soft seat, and a still, scarce-whisper

ery, ing shade.

Till all the fair perspective fade away: Thou may'st toil far, and find no friend- Then long I linger on some rocky seat, lier tree.

And listen to the surges as they roll Here, stranger, drink! Here rest! And, In murmuring undulation at my feet; if thy heart

And oft I sigh for him who won my Be pure from guile, here too may'st thou

soul, invoke

And shed the tear to musing fancy sweet.

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page.

page. Account of the Caracas 323 Anecdote

377 The British military character 335 South American mode of bleeding ibid. Similes of Homer 337 Avarice: an example

378 English metal promissory notes 339 Travelling memorandums ibid. The Casuist 341 The French in Hanover

383 Present institutions of the Jews 345 Guiacum

389 Merits of the founders of the On vegetation

390 French revolution 351 The fire fly

392 Lawyers defended 359 Book collectors

393 The Adversaria, No. XIX 360, Classical obscurities

394 The Reflector, No. XIII

363

POETRY. Conduct of England towards Ire Lines

397 land 365 To Eliza, with a dove

ibid. Character of Dr. Franklin

367, Lines on the death of John Allen 398 Ideal miseries 375 On Shakespeare

ibid. On the independence of Spanish Ode to Sickness

399 America 376 || To correspondents

400

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