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taken the necessary precautions against their colour was grey and monotonous the explosion of the globe, and prepared from the want of light in the atmo, to make the observations which I had sphere. The moon alone enlightened promised myself. In order to observe them, and thewed me that I was tacks the barometer and thermometer placed ing about twice, and I observed certain at the ends of the chariot, without al currents that brought me back again. tering the centre of gravity, I knelt 1 had several senlible deviations, and down in the middle, stretching forwards observed, with surprise, the effects of my body and one leg, holding my watch the wind, and saw the streamers of and paper in my left, and my pen and my banners point upwards. This the itring of the valve in my right, wait. phænomenon was not the effect of the ing for the event. The globe, which, ascent or defoent, for I then moved hoat my setting out, was rather flaccid,' rizontally. At that instant I conceivswelled insensibly. The air escaped in ed, perhaps a little too hartily, the idea great quantities at the valve. I drew of being able to steer one's own course. the valve from time to time, to give it In the midst of my transports I felt a two vents; and I continued to alcend, violent pain in my right car and jaw, still losing air, which issued out hissing, which I afcribed to the dilatation of the and became visible, like a warm vapour air in the cellular construction of those in a cold atmusphere. The reason of organs, as much as to that of the exthis phænomenon is obvious. On earth ternal air. I was in a waistcoat, and the thermometer was 7 degrees above bareheaded. I inmediately put on a the freezing point; after 10 minutes af- woollen cap, yet the pain did not ga cent it was 5 degrees below. The in- off but as I gradually descended.

For flammable air had not had time to reco 7 or 8 minutes I had ceased to ascend; ver the equilibrium of its temperature. the condensation of the internal inIts elastic equilibrium being quicker Hammable air rather made me defcend. than that of the heat, there must escape I now recollected my promise to retorn a greater quantity than that which the in half an hour, and, pulling the upper external dilatation of the air could de- valve, I came down. The globe was termine by its leaft pressure. For my: now so much emptied, that it appeared self, though exposed to the open air, I only an half-globe. I perceived a rine passed, in io minutes, from the warmth of ploughed field near the wood of Tour spring to the cold of winter, a sharp dry du Lay, and haftened my descent, cold, but not too much to be borne. I When I was between 20 and 30 toifcs declare, that in the first moment I felt from the earth, I threw out hastily 2 or nothing disagreeable in the sudden 3 pounds of ballast, and became, for a change. When the barometer coased moment, stationary, till I descended to rile, I marked exactly 18 inches 10 gently on the field, above a league from lines, the mercury fuffering no sensible the place whence I set out. The freofcillation. From this oscillation I de. quent deviations and turnings about duct a height of 1524 toiles, or there make me imagine this voyage was aabouts, till I can be more exact in my bout 3 leagues, and I was gone about calculation. In a few minutes more my 35 minutes. Such is the certainty of fingers were benumbed by the cold, íó the combinations of our aerostatic ma. that I could not hold my pen. I was chine, that I can at pleafure complete now stationary, and moved only in an 130 specific lightneis, the preferra. horizontal direction. I rose up in the tion of which, equally voluntary, might middle of the chariot, to contemplate have kept me in the air at leatt for 24 the scene around me. At my fetting hours longer. When the tivo Dukes out the fun was set on the vallcys; he saw me at a distance coming down, foon rofe for me alone, who was the they and the rett left M. Robert to only luminous body in the horizon, and meer me, and hastened to Paris; and the all the rest of nature in thade. The fun Prince himself most kindly undertook himfelf prefently disappeared, and I had to give the publick an account of us, and the pleasure of recing him set twice in to quiet their apprchentions for us.” the same day. I beheld, for a few seconds, the circumambient air and the

* A. Wi's curio's Communications (tbe vapuurs rising from the vallies and ri: fine old Seal, and 10: beautiful View of Rouets vers. The clouds seemed to rise from

wirb ies presene rimarkable Bridge came 196 the earth, and collect one upon another,

late for this morth; but are

now engraving ; fill preferving their usual form, only and the Stone Crits, Candleslick, &c. &c.

as aie tbe Three Portraits of Persons unknown ;

MR.

MR. URBAN,

pain, framed very much at the mouth, THI

HE pritent excellent Sheriffs of and fewed cvery fymptom of violent

London and Middlesex having anguish. These continued for more projected one of the moù salutarv meae than an hour, till some warm milk was Tures for exccutions, as well to itrike a brought him, after eating which he ap. serious awe into the hearts of the most peared quite recovered in a very hort obdurate and thoughtless, as also to time, and no farther effcêts ensucd. prevent many of the mischiefs which I beg leave to make also an observa. have ariten by the long parade to Ty- tion on Mi. Barrington's ingenious and burn; a correspondent hopes, that, to curious eflay on the language of birds, fome of the curious readers of this Mif- which is added to the third volume of cellany, the annexed Plare of the Scaf- the above mentioned work. His expe. fold erected for this serious purpose riments seem to provc, vcry. clearly, near the prison, may not be quite un- that the feathered tribe have no natural acceptable. - The whole erietion is or innate note appropriated to each fpehung in black. The criminals are at cics. Yet a familiar instance, daily be. tended, by the proper oficers and ihe fore our eyes, contradiris this fyftem, Ordinary of Newgate, from their cells that of ducklings bached under a hen; to that part of the scaffold marked G, for these never assume the chuckle or which is a platform railed about two or note of the foster bird, but from the three inches above the general floor, F, first express themselves as ducks, aland directly under the gallows: here, though they may never have seen or after the usual prayers and folcmnities, hcard an old one. the rope is tied up, and, at the Sheriff's I beg leave to submit these doubts, 11ghai, the exccutioner pulls awav a through the channel of your excellent siaple, I, which lootens a bar that lip. Collection, to fome of your readers poris the platform G, and the platform killed in natural history, ivbose novice then talis in: and this, being much will informn and oblige your conftant monc iudden and regular than that of a reader,

D. A. B. caits being drawn away, has the effect

MR. URBAN,

Nov. 12. of immediate death. During the whole time of this awful fpeétacle, a full-toned

HAVE great reason to think “The bull, which is suspended above the roof

“Illustration of the Holy Scripturres," of this part of the prion, folemnly

mentioned in p. $32, was principally, tolled; but as it is fixed to far on the the compilation of Mr. Goadby, of roof as not to be in tight, it does not

Sherborn, who printed it; and that he ct'ja the plate. The icatloki is tip who was apprentice in him, and much appear, and therefore is not diftinguishe received considerable allistance from a

very intelligent fiuclious young man, ported by trong ports, fixed to grooves mide in the street and the whole is

better qualified to comment on the Saimperary, beir 3 all calculated to take cred Writingā than most of our present

race of Pleudo-Apoftles. W.E. pieces, which are picterved within the prison.

H. L.

MR. URBAN, VIR. URBAN,

Dec. 26.

ET inc request your intelligent corthe latt ertition of Mr. Pennant's Zo: Jogy, there arc some cursus par

with doine particulars of the Riv, Mr. ticulars coisauraing the natural hitrory

CASTELL, who is mcctioned lo adof the tod, an anini woich Nir. Pen? vantageously in the TaTLER, NOSI

of Dr. ELLIS, who had the honour of naur siend to counder a periectiy in

educating Siecle and Addison at the 10x1045, for want of proof to the con

Chorrer-house; and of Major-General tiall. I was also muci inc'ince o

DAVENPORT, Brigadier 115:E1, and thians, that a vulgar prejudice loaded that creature with uncler vi at q; diftingu thed in the concluding number

Lord Torres, who arc to honourably But tome doubts were tantd in my of the Tatier. The communicator of mind, luft autumn, by the collowing in.

hints in relation to cither of these Wor, (lat. A young spanid tock

thies will confer an effenual service on a his mouth a large toad, mhich had crept into nav irudy during the night; ler. Speitator, and Guardian.

neiv edition (now prirung) of the Tatbut, as he was carrying it out of the

In 10 63 “a certain lady" is menroncier, he suddenly thitw it down, ran avut the room, seemingly in great “Saxon nuvels,” of “gicat reputenih

tioned, as then about to publish “two

Dec. 14.

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"the ladies of Queen Anne's court.” 2d. Its apparent Altitudes and Bearings at its

The lady, without doubt, was Mrs. El. first appearance, at its greatest elevation, ftob, who published the Saxon Homi at its burning, and at its disappearance. lies. Qu. Did Mr. Bickerstaffe mistake 3d. Its Figure, and the diameter of the Botheje for novels? or is there any novel dy when at the greatest apparent altitude, known to be existing in the Saxon lan

compared with that of the Sun or Moon guage? Yours, &c. M. G.

at the same altitude; the brightnels and

Colours of its Light, and the degree of P.S. Any perfon, who has got either'

Illumination which it gave; and to make Gazettes, or News-papers, publith, ed from 1708 to 1716, or 1730, and is

a sketch or drawing of the appearances be

fore and after it barst, or any other of its inclined to part with them, may have

appearances. à reasonable price for them. They 4th. Whether both the Body and Tail burft; are wanted for the illustration of the and how many parts this burtting proabove works; and if any person, not duced ; and whether this happened before disposed to fell them, will be so kind as or after it arrived at its greatest apparent to lend them, for inspection, the greatest altitude; the length of the Tail before care shall be taken of them, and they

the Meteor burit; and indeed every, ale thall be punctually returned according

teration of its length they observe; wheto direction. Any communications

ther the Meteor appeared very faint ar that tend to throw light on any parts of

first, and gradually grew brighter, or apa the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian,

peared very bright at once; and whether or to ascertain the real authors of any

it was extinguished suddenly or by de

grees. Papers in them, will be thankfully re

5th. How long the appearance lafted. ceived, duly attended to, and properly Eth. Whether a Sound or Sounds (as of an acknowledged, if contigned to the care

explosion) was heard some minutes after of Mr. NICHOLS, Pripter, Red Lion its disappearance, and how long, and frora Pallage, Flect-strect.

what point of the compass they thoughs

it came APLAN for observing the METEORS called 7th. The Bearing and Dilance of the place FIRE-BALLS.

of observation from the nearest market.

town should be put down. By NEVIL MASKELYNE, D.D. F.R.S, N. B. As sound moves only at the rate of and ASTRONOMER ROYAL.

13 miles in a minute, the observer thould LIVE Meteors, of the kind which from patiently wait for at least 8 or ro mi.

nutes, liliening for the Sound, for all the Fire-bal!s, have been seen of lase, in the

Metcors appear to be very mary miles space of a few weeks, viz. on Augot 18,

indeed nearer to the observer than they September 26, O&ober 4, 19, and 29,

really are. which seems to indicate that they appear more frequently than is commonly ima

R E MARK S. gined. The curious and extraordinary ap Corious persons may avail themielves of pearances, which they exhibited, itsew them obiervations made even by the most illiteto be deserving more attention than has been rate, by caufing them to trace with a fick hitherto given them.

For want of a series the path which the Meteor described in the of proper observations, little progress has Heavens, according to the best of their rebeen made towards accounting for their pha.

collcetion. The out rvations would be betThe greater part of those who ter made, if you accompany the person to have seen then, not being previoufiy ac. the very ffor where he saw ine Victeor, for quainted with the circumstances taley ought there the neighbouring objects, such as to attend to, have made obtervat.c.15 troim reads, honfes, or trees, will much afiut his perfect to answer that purpole. It is there memory. fore to be withed, that ali persons, who may The apparent Alitudes of the Metcor are happen to fee a Meteor, would an end to the beft inund ny a Quadrant (a common wooden foilowing particulars, and fet down their one of 3 chc radios will futtice) which remarks as soon as they can after they lee The perfon ih uld driet to the points in the it, while the impreslion made hy the Mc Heavens wher: the Nietcor appeared io him, , teor is full and fresh in the r memory, he if he iawi, ar e30? 1o lucha poin's where fore it is vitiated by their own alter-toehts, the illiterale perton above-mentioned or the accounts received from other ob In liki manner as B:aminys should be servers. Such after-thoughits may be of girat found by a Cimpais. ule : but their own geavine original wwierva To nicerian how long the appearance tions are chietly to be withed for by any one lal.cd, be it id trace over its pain in the who is to calculate the track of the Meicor. Heavens with its pro er velocity, while age

The particulars to be attended to are thote: other person observes the rime by a warch ill. The precise time of its appearance.

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