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vations in presence of several per-| lessness, a remarkable skill for findsons of distinction, friends as well ing and remembering places.as opponents of his doctrine. This After inquiries it was found that town contains two establishments ; he had often been employed as a in one of them about 400 prisoners messenger, and that he had discov. are kept by way of punishment ; in ered every place with the greatest the other, nearly as many lunatics ease. and ideots are confined.
Dr. G. was struck at the sight A list of the most notorious felons and lunatics having been made,with
of T. (a notorious fellow, who had an account of the character of each, formerly belonged to a gang of roband the reasons for which he was
bers,) on account of his partidular
organ for fighting confined, the remarks which Doct. Gall made at his examination were « This man (said he,) might instantly compared with it. He have been a good soldier and freeneither saw the list before nor after-booter.” He discerned likewise in wards.
him the organ of music; and it apIn P., a locksmith from Gerlitz, peared that he had learned to play who was confined as a false coiner, on the violin without any instrucand who was known in the house tion. as being of a mechanical turn, he Every person was desirous to immediately discovered a decided know what Dr. G. would say about talent for mechanics, which the T., who was known in the house as man, according to his own account, a thief full of cunning, and who, had evinced even from childhood. having made several times his It would have been natural to think, escape, wore an additional iron.that, according to the direction It was surprising that he saw in which this instinct took afterwards, him far less the organ of cunning and of which he made such a bad than in many of the other prisonuse, the sense for numbers mighters. However, it was proved that have been found likewise in him.-examples and conversation with But Dr. Gall did not see any thing other thieves in the house had sug. of it ; and at some trials he proved gested to him the plan for his to be but a poor accomptant.-escape, and that his own stupidity This circumstance confirmed his was the cause of his being retaken. former observations on the organization for mechanics, according to
Whilst the observations upon which the mechanical skill may
single individuals were continuecia exist without the least notion of the steward had drawn up all the arithmetic and geometry.
rest of the prisoners in two sepaIn the prisoner A. he observed rate ranks male and female. In
the whole number, no innocent per: less the organ of thieving, than that of venereal instinct, with a violence son was found, as could easily be of temper, as an effect of his organ Doctor Gali's opinion is, that organs
proved by their organs of thieving. for fighting. By comparing the list with his assertions, it was found point out prominent innate propens. that he had been guilty of highway sities, but involve not the necessity robberies, and a rape, and that he
of their being exerted. was subject to epileptic-fits.
Towards the evening the electo. In S. he observed, besides the ral Hospital for the poor ane orpburts organ of thieving and that of care. I was inspected.
Dr. G. was struck at the sight of gesticulation, and declamation, of a man born blind, of the name of the preacher. Grellman, a very assiduous in Elizabeth Wedekind appears, structor of the orphans, as he dis- who is confined on suspicion of covered in him a peculiar organ murder till she can prove her innofor mechanical arts : he spends his cence. The chaplin observes, in leisure hours in making bird-cages, his list of prisoners, that she posand other things for which the sesses the art of covering herself measure of proportion is particular with the cloak of piety and devotion. ly required. The existence of the She repeated with great eloquence very prominent organ for music in the protestations of her innocence. a person deaf and dumb was ex. The organ of murder was found in tremely surprising. After inquiry her in a very small degree ; as, on it was found that he used to do the contrary, the organ of talking Every thing by time, and that he shewed itself still more, and still was not quite insensible to the more that of cunning. Neither the sound of a drum.
organ of ambition, nor of vanity, nor In a young man half-grown Dr. of loftiness, were visible. She has G. discerned immediately what he been pregnant twelve, and delivered calls the organ of murder in
The construction of strange degree ; and to his great her skull is favorable, particularly surprise he was told that both his on account of the organs placed on parents had been found guilty of her forehead. being incendaries. He recommen Two others were brought before ded a strict vigilance over him. him. Of one of them he said,
The following morning several " The organ of good-nature is not persons, whom Doctor Gall had re- visible in him ; but his organ of served for more minute investiga- lust is strong, and contributes to tion were brought before him. His the disclosure of the organ of thiev, observations generally agreed with ing. The man's confession, that he facts, as far as they could be ascer, was very fond of the fair sex, contained.
firmed partly Dr. G.'s observation. Three noted thieves appeared. Of the other, he said, “ His head is One of them, of the name of Weber, a pattern of inconstancy, and there. was.examined. “ Two of his or- appears not the least mark of the gans are conspicuous in an extraor-organ of courage.” This cunning dinary manner, that of thieving rogue has been able to gain a great with an uncommon cunning, and authority amongst his fellow-conthat of representation.” of the victs. How is this to be reconcilformer, the account of his life fur-led with the want of firmness which nished us with convincing proofs, his organization plainly indicates ? and of the latter he gave us instant- Dr. G. answered, that he had got lý an example, by representing an his authority by cunning, not by enraged person in the most natural courage. We were told that when manner. He has played several he was apprehended he lost counparts, which have done credit to his tenance, and neither knew what to, abilities as an actor. At the same say nor what to do. ime it was said of him, that he Various other instances are cited could deliver any sermon he had but these will sufficiently exemplisya teard, and imitate exactly the voice, is talents.
For the Emerald.
These lines have no meaning; but DESULTORY SELECTIONS may we not say in imitation of And Original Remarks.
Cowley on another book,
'Tis so like sense 'twill gerve the turn The reviewers in the Monthly as well
Foknson. Mirror, thus conclude their remarks on Doctor Cowper's Scottish
The Venetians, have an odd poetry. Some of the obsolete shew peculiar to themselves. There words mentioned, are made use of is a set of artisans, who by the help in various parts of this country.
of several poles, which they lay We shall now say (borrowing a crose each others shoulders, build word or two from what Doctor themselves up into a kind of pyra. Cowper, calls « the vigorous pa. mid ; so that you see a pile of men rent”) that though our author in the air of four or five rows one threaps* and Aetherst in his tannit-above another. The weight is so lessť preface, his verse contains equally distributed, that every man meikle bonnies poetry-enough in- is very well able to bear his part of deed, to prove him a man of gum. it, the stories if I may so call them tion, || and a dowty f of the muses. growing less and less as they adTo maintain an opinion merely by
vance higher and higher. A little obstinate assertion. To talk idly. boy represents the point of the py#foolish. 1 S Much beautiful. I | Good ramid, who, after a short space, sense. ' q a darling.
leaps off with a great deal of dex
terity, into the arms of one that Dryden's delight, next to argu. catches him at the bottom. In the ment, was in wild and daring sal
same manner the whole building lies of sentiment, in the irregular falls to pieces. Mr. Addison is of and eccentric violence of wit. He opinion that this circunstance exdelighted to tread upon the brink plains the following verses of Clauof meaning where light and dark- dian, which show that the Venetians ness began to mingle; to approach are not the inventors of the trick. the precipice of absurdity and hover Men, pild on men, with active leaps over the abyss of unideal vacancy. arise,
[skies; This inclination sometimes pro- And build the breathing fabrick to the duced nonsense, which he knew;as, A sprightly youth above the topmast
(show. Move swiftly, sun, and Ay a lover's Points the tall pyramid, and crowns the pace,
[in thy race. Leave weeks and months behind thee From Robert Walpole's, miscellaneous
translations from the Greek, Spanish, Amariel flies To guard thee from the Demons of the
&c. the following extracts are taken.
From the Greek.
Eplay, Once I know in madd’ning hour My flaming sword above them to dis I own'd your beauty's magic power, Aú keen, and ground upon the edge of Aud prais'd those eyes of liquid blue, day,
Those lips which shann'd the morning's And sometimes it issued in absur hue, dities, of which perhaps he was con- The golden locks whose wary How scious :
Shaded those rising hills of snow. Then we upon our orbs last verge shall You each ardent wish repress’d;
You continued still reproving', go, And see the ocean leaning on the sky,
Still I woo'd and still was loving Erom thence our rolling neighbours we still to you the sigh address'd. shall know,
Now, alas! what changes rise ! And on the lunar world securely pry. I Mark, each grace, each beauty fies;
Time, your cruel foe, at last.. women have taken interest in some of Grants me vengeance for the past; those labours, with the view of which Youth no more that eye illumes ; they have been presented, and on which Age has brought its joyless glooms ; they have bestowed an admiration the Cease ; those lures to spread forbear; more lively, as it became more enlightVain that studied dress and care ;
'ened. Others tempt ; I'm not of those
Galvanism, like the Phantasmagoria, Who seek the thorn, and leave the rose. Aerostation and Mesmerism was fash
ionable for a time ; but when the illuFrom the Italian,
sion has been dissipated, when facts As, Venus, late you miss'd your boy, the most scrutinized and best interpreto And anxious sought where he had ed have been restored to electricity ; stray'd ;
[joy when science dissipating deceitful “One kiss you cried, “ I'll give with hopes have reduced to a small number, To him who knows where Cupid's laid.' | the new acquisitions which Galvanism Give me the kiss ; for see he lies
has created, the Assemblies, the JourIn the dark heav'n of Rosas eyes ;
nals, the Lyceums and Atheneums
have ceased to take much interest in Or, bid my Rosa's lips bestow The kiss, and yours I will forego. .
that discovery which the system of Dr.
Gall appears to have superceded. The following is extracted from La Revue Philosophiepie, Litteraire et -Swift's art of punning, and will serve
Poline. as an example of his manner.
The publication of a work is an. Sir —, once in parliament brought nounced which is powerfully recomin a bill which wanted some amendmended to public curiosity by the name ment; which being denied him by the of its authc: Memoirs of LOUIS XIV, hense, he frequently repeated, That he written by himself, composed for the thirsted to mend his bill; upon which a Dauphin, his son, and addressed to that worthy member got up, and said, Mr. prince ; followed by several fragments Speaker, I humbly move, since that of military memoirs, instructions given member thirsts so very much, that he to Phillip V. Seventeen letters ad. may be allowed to mend his draught. dressed to that monarch on the governThis put the House into-such good hu- ment of his states and several other mour, that his petition was granted. unedited pieces ; arranged and publish
ed by J. 1.: M. de Gain-Montagnac, LITERARY NOTICES:
Two parts in one large 8vo. volume.
The editor has published several Translated for the Emerald, from the facts to establish the authenticity of French Reviews and Mercures for Feb. these papers, and they are such as can ruary and March.
leave no doubt even in the minds of In noticing a complete history of Gal- persons the most distrustful of the vanism the French reviewers speak editors of posthumous works. The thus of the present state of that dis.. authenticity of these precious manucovery.
scripts appears tous fully derronstrated. Galvanism is at this day hardly spoken 1. Lessons of a father to his children, of, but it is not difficult to explain the upon Grammar, Logic, Metaphysics cause of this indifference and forget- and Moral Philosophy, being postfulness. The public mind is fully oc- humous works of Marmontel, hiscupied by that new order of phenomena toriographer of France, secretary of the which appears so extraordinary and in French Acadeiny, &c. printed from a which the imagination discovers a cer- manuscript in the hand writing of the tain means of disclosing, and explain author, 4 vols. 8vo. ing the most secret and delicate opera 2. A collection of discourses and tions of nature. On all sides experi- declarations by the celebrated advocate ngents and observations are multiplied, general Seguier, was expected in Feband persons the least acquainted with ruary, edited by his son, M. Seguier, the sciences, men of the world, even first president of the court of appeals. Dr. Gall's new system of Craniology,
3. Travels in the eastern part of some account of which appears in this Terra-Firma, in south America, perdays Emerald.
formed in the years 1801, 1802, 1803,
and 1804: containing a description of this they will be disposed to grant the general government of Caraccas, when they are informed that most composed of the provinces of Venezue- the proofs were revised in the last mo Ya, Maracoibo, Varinas, Spanish Guin- unents of the author, and that in those na, Cümana and the Isle of Marguerite, moments M. Lavoisier, courageous and and comprising every thing which re-composed, engaged in a work which fates to the discovery, conquest, topo- he tbought useful to the sciences, afgraphy, legislation, commerce, finan- forded a sublime example of the serences, inhabitants and productions of ity which knowledge and yirtue are ca-these provinces; with an account of pable of preserving epen amidst the the manners and customs of the Span- most trying situations." This colleciards and the Indians, savage as well tion has been presented to all the sci
s civilized: by F. Depons, late agent entific societies.. of the French government at Caraccas; A letter from Ragusa inserted in the cnriched with a map and plans of the Vienna Court Gazette, says: “the raccapital city and the principal ports. cine inocnlation has at leitgth triumph
4. Idyls of Theocritus translated in- ed here through the zcal and the efforts to French with remarks by Julien, Lou- of the indefatigable Dr. Stalli, who, at is Geoffioy, late Professor of Rhetoric the repeated invitations of Dr. CarTO at the Mazarin College.
of Vienna has happily surmounted all Mercure de France. the obstacles which prejudice and care.
lessness threw in his way. The CateScientific Intelligence.
chism written by Dr.Carro, being transDr. Thornton has saved the lives of lated into the bigrian language, and cir.
culated in the town and adjacent comtwo persons, who had taken, the one an ounce, and the other two ounces, of try, induced a great number of the inlaudanum, by means of acids, and the habitants to adopt inoculation. The inhalation of oxygen-gas. The quick- duced the best effect. In a few days
matter transmitted from Vienna proest and most powerful emetics had no Dr. Stulli inoculated one hundred cbileffect, such as vitriolated zinc, and tartar emetic in large doses, till they for this country, in which of late years,
dren, which is a considerable number were assisted by means of lemon juice. and even in 1804, more than three hunOpium (says the Doctor,) deprives the system of its oxygen that is, it dred children died of the natural small. renders the fibres less attractive of that pox. This discovery is likewise mak. principle ; and hence oxygenated me ing progress among the Dalmatians tals, presenting less affinity to the and the Turks.” fibres of the stomach, are not decom. An optician of Berlin, named Molin, posed, and fail of counteracting the pretends to have discovered the lost fatal effects of opium. The vegetable secret of painting indelibly on glass. acids easily give out their oxygen, and The celebrated chemist Klaproth has they therefore at once counteract the declared that M. Mokin's work cannot effects of laudanum.
be effaced without destroying the glass. Madame Lavoisier has collected in two volumes, under the title of Me.
To Correspondents. moirs on Chemistry, all that is left of a work which her husband was printing versity,” are to be considered before
The “Stanzas on leaving the Uni. when France and the sciences had the misfortune to lose him. She has pre- is not always productive of the glow of
admission : The warmth of friendship, fixed to this collection a preface from which we make the following extract. genius
. These fragments would not have seen
Our apology is offered to Castigator, the light, had they not contained a for detaining his communication thus Memoir by M. Lavoisier, who, in con- long: Some passages which were ob. sequence of the facts which are there jectionable, have been expunged. May stated, claims the new theory of chem. we presume the barb of his severity, has istry as belonging to him. The indul not been rendered pointless by us? gence of men of science is requested R** will observe an omission of one for the errors which may have crept of his productions; but let him not into any other parts of this collection. “ sorrow as those without hope."