tion ; despise not onr supplications in

The author of the “ Reflections," the times of our necessity ; but deliver ever zealous for what he deems a us from all dangers, thon ever-glorious laudable object, endeavours to Virgin. Queen of angels, patriarchs, soften these hard speeches. We propliets, and a postles, source of the Fountalu of Grace, refuge of sinners,

cannot, however, say that he lacomfort of the afflicted and advocate of bours with much effect. all Christians! O my Lady, holy Mary!

But it is urged that there is I recommend myself into thy blessed "'n general disposition prevailing trust, and singular custody, and into among the Roman Catholics to a The bosom of thy mercy this night, and reformation." As this alleged fact for evermore, and in the hour of my is of great importance in the indeath, as also my soul and body; that quiry, it will be necessary to con• by thy most holy intercession, and by sider it at greater lengti than our thy merits, all nry works may be di- limits will allow us to devote to it rected, according to thine, and thy Son's will. Amen.' And again; • Com

in the present Number. We hope, mand thy Sun, O finppy Parent! who therefore, lo resume the subject in makest expiation for our wickedness;

our next. by ihy authority, as a mother, command

(To be continued.) thy Son.'" O'Donuoghue, pp. 22, 25.


&c. &c.


Oxford.—Early on the morning of the PREPARING for publication :- General 9th of Javuary, a fire broke out in MagGardanno's Embassy to Persia, in 1807; dalen-Hall, which, in spite of the most - Public Characters of 1820; -- A Se. zealous efforts for its suppression, concond Mannscript from St. Helena, by sumed a considerable part of the buildSurgeon O'Meira ;-Historical and To.. ing, with the forviture and several good pographical Account of Devonshire, by collections of books. Sixteen sets of the Rev. D. Lysons and the late S. Ly. rooms are stated to have been comsons, Esq.;-A new English Dictionary, pletely destroyed. No lives were lost, by D. Booth ;-Hydro Agriculture aod most of the members being absent for Mechanical Space Cultivation, by Mr. the vacation. The circunstance is re. Doncaster; – The Canadian Settler, by ported to have arisen from the indiscre. T. Carr;--A Translation of Kotzebue's riou of an under-graduate, in retiring to Voyage round the World, in 1816, 17, 18; rest without extinguishing bis candle. -An Expostulatory Epistle to Lord By. At a numerous meeting of gentlemen ron, by Mr. Cottle.

educated at Jesus College, Oxford, held In the Press :-The concluding lo. at Dolgelly, on the 4th of August, 1819, lume of Dr. Clarke's Northern Travels; it was resolved, “ That the cultivation

- Travels in the East, Vol. II. by Sir Wils of the Welsh language among the young liam Ouseley; -- A Tour through the men of the principality, particularly Himala Mountains, and to the Sources those intended for the church, is an obof the Ganges and Jamna, by J. B. Fra. ject of the highest importance; and that ser;- Views of Paris, by Capt. Batty ;- this meeting is anxious to further the Bayley's Pistory of the Tower of Lon. regulations adopted otlate years at Jesus don, from Authentic Records ;-A Trea- College, in Oxford, for this purpose.”tise on the Adulterations of Food, by (The late Dr. Hughes introduced a reMr. Accum ;-Geraldine, or Modes of ghlution, whiich lias since been continuFaith and Practice, by a Lady; -Me. ed, that a part of the daily service in the moirs of Miss Cheesinan, by Miss Jane chapel should be read in the Welsh lan. Taylor;-Discourses on Genesis, by the guage, by the young men in rotation.)Rev H. J. Austin,

It was accordingly resolved, that preminns for the best compositions and veral parishes, &c. in England and a translations in Welsh should be insti. part of Wales; and, at the ensuing visi. tuted in the college. Subscriptions tations, they are returned to the persons were proposed and a committee ap. by whom issued, with the sums collectpointed to effect the object.

ed. A general statement of each acCanbridge. — The graduates of this count is afterwards made up, and inforuniversity have formed a society, to be mation of the sims collected is given to denominated “ The Cambridge Philo. the trustees appointed in each brief to sophical Society,” for the purpose of receive and account for the collection, promoting scientific inquiries, and of fa- which may be drawn for immediately. cilitating the communication of facts The fees, &c. payable upon each brief connected with the advancement of are generally as follows:-Charges on a philosophy. It is to consist of a patron, Church Brief. Fiat, 101. 58. 6d.; patent, a president, a vice-president, a trea- 221. 11s. 6d. ; paper and pripting, 221, surer, two secretaries, ordinary and ho- 108.; stamping 131. 108.; cauvas, carnorary members. Immediately after the riage porterage, postage, and other institution of the society, upwards of small charges, 151. 38.; iotal, 841. Un 100 graduates of the university were ad- dertaker's salary, agreed for at 5d. each mitted as members; and the officers and brief returned, but charged only 4d. council for the present year wereelected. Within the city of London and weekly

List of honours, 1820. Moderators. bills of mortality, double - Churges on a Henry Wilkinson, M. A. John's : William Fire Brief.- Fiat, 101. 5s.6d.; patent 221. Whewell, M. A. Trinity. - Wranglers. 115. 6d.; paper and prioting, 241. : Loddington, Trinity: Maddy, John's ; stamping, 141. 7s. 6d. ; canvas, &c. 141. Bird, Trinity: Law, John's: Lyon, ?'ri- 15s 6d.; total, 861. Undertaker's sa. nity: Wigram, T'rinity: Goode, Trinity: lary, 81, for each copy of brief returned; Darham, Catharine: Spencer, Johu's : and within the city of London and the Le Grice, Clare: Burdakin, Clare: weekly bills of mortality, double. Tremlett, John's : Shelford, Emanuel : Dr. Firminger, late assistant to Dr. Clark, John's : Butts, Queen's: Vicars, Maskelyne, at Greenwich, has published Trinity: Barron, Trioity: Waddington, some observations relative to a supposed Trinity. - Senior Optimes. Fallowfield, Juar atmosphere. He says, “ I have Pembroke · Baines, Trinity: Worsley, observed, in occultations of siars at the Trinity : Paynter, Trinity: Pearse, noon's bright limb, that their light diCains: Kelly, Cains: Burroughes, Clare: minishes as they approach towards the Gedge, Jesus : Platt, Trinity: Hunting. moou, and in a few seconds before the don, Trinity: Deane, Pembroke: God- occultation they appear very small, and frey, Joho's : Thresher, Jobo's: Pluck- seem to vavish gradually; but I always nell, John's: Bray, John's: Loxdale, considered this appearance to arise John's: Bain, Trinity: Green, Queen's : from the superior brightuess of the Waln, Trinity. - Junior Optimer. Win- moon, compared with that of the star, der, Beve't: Wharton, Emanuel: Poo- when very near its enlightened Jimb; ley, Christ's : Barlow, Trinity: Agnew, the apparent magnitude of the star beEmanuel; Walker, Clare: Scholfield, ing rendered almost a point at the inTrinity: Crakelt,Trinity: Dixon,John's; stant of its disappearance. On the Parham,John's: Crowther, Jesus: Black. other hand, when the star emerges at burde, Christ's : Horsley,Christ's : Parkthe moon's dark limb, it emerges with inson, John's: Sevier, Christ's.

almost its full splendour. The appear

ance is also the same, when the star imTbe following staterneut may serve as merges at the dark limb behind the an answer to two or three correspon- moou. Whether the star las immerged denix who bave lately requested infor. or emerged at the moon's dark limb, the ination respecting church aud fire briefs. appearance has always been instanta. Upon receipt of the letters-patent, which neous. In all the eclipses of the sun are issued by the Lord Chancellor upon yet recorded, the circular section of tlie certificates from the quarter sessions, the sun formed by the moon's limb is always undertaker provides 10,800 printed co- regular and well defined; which I think pies of church briefs, and 11,500 fire would not be the case, bad the moon an briefs, from the King's Printer, which atmosphere snfficiently densé to occacopies are delivered, at the Archdea- sion a refraction." coo's visitations, by the undertaker's The Chelteuliam Mendicity Society, agents, to the churcbwardens of the se- in the course of the first year of their

exertions, have registered 921 cases, that should be made between persons which have undergone the most accu- accused of a crime, and such as are sufrate investigation the Committee could fering by legal penalties; the physical effect. Of these 357 were married per. regimen and the different treatment of sons, and 196 widowed, having families, different classes, food, apparel, lodging, of children amounting to 951, in general care in sickness, labour, and the differ. dependent on them for support. Though ent kinds of it, as the means of health the attention of the Committee has been and amelioration; the means of elemen. almost exclusively directed to mendi- tary instruction; as teaching to read, cants, yet, in many instances, applica- write, and calculate in arithmetic. The tions have been made to the society by works are to be written in French. persons not coming within its rules, yet Other conditions the same as in the forevidently objects of charity, who have mer proposal, received private relief by individuals of Vienna.—The Corporation of Arts and the Committee, but in no case from the Trades has received an order trom the funds of the Society. Others have been government to collect the productions of received into the poor-house till the nature and industry, for the purpose of Committee could consider how best to exhibition, in order to ditinse knowledge dispose of them. Some, on account of and excite emulation. We suppose the incorrigible idleness, evident imposic idea is taken from the occasional exhition, repeated drunkenness, or habits of bition of works of French industry at profligacy, have been rejected. Some the Louvre, begun in 1799, and which is deeply distressed but deserving charac. considered to liave produced signal adters, have been enabled to redeem their vantages to the manufactures of that pledged goods, tools, or clothing, and country. The French lay great stress have returned to their labour. Some upon the progress of wool and cotion able and willing to work, but out of em- spinning within the last few years, ploymeut, have been relieved and recom. Amongst the woollen stuffs, cloths and mended to employment. Some being Caslamere shawls were exhibited. The notorious vagrants, have been committed most remarkable were made from Spato the house of correction, so that the nigh wool; also a cloth, called lapis-lazuli, town has been very generally relieved from its resemblance to that production. from that horde of beggars which have

Cashmeres were in great variery, and of Jiitherto infested its streets and pub- various textures. The French cliefly Jic walks. The whole expense of these pride themselves in the superiority they operations amounts only to 1011.

profess to have obtained in this parti. The Royal Society of Paris for the cular branch. The spectators at the amelioration of prisous, has offered a Louvre were shewn, in detail, the adprize of a thousand francs to the author vantages accroing to manufactures by of some work, that shall be peculiarly the introduction of the Thibet goat. The calculated for the use of persons im. skin being first laid ont, the different prisoned. It must be perfectly intelli- articles produced from it followed in gible, and alluring to perverted minds, regalar order. From the finest portion that never look for instruction in reads of the wool very beautiful shawls and ing: stories and examples are to be in stockings are made; a second quality troduced to ipspire an abhorrence of was mannfactured into hats which re. vice and a regard for virtile; somo ceive any dye with great facility, while means are to be taken for insinuating, the skin itself forms a very good imita. that religion is the best guide and the tion of Morocco leather; the remainder most strengthening consolation. Their of the hair is appropriated to tootli, present condition is to be compared flesh, and shaving brushes; the horns with that which they may yet aspire to are converted into knife and razor by reformation. Different ages and handler. sexes are to be considered, and even the M. Humboldt was informed by crediversities of vices. The competition dible witnesses, that subterraneous is open to all persons, French or foreign- sounds, like those of an organ, are heard

The prize is to be adjudged in towards suurise, by those who sleep July, 1820.

upon the granite rocks on the banks of A second prize is offered of a gold the Oroonoko. He supposes them to medal, for the best work on the means arise from the difference of temperatura of improving the regimen in the interior between the external air and the air iq of places of confinement; the distinetion the narrow and deep crevices of the


shelves of rocks. During the day these throughout Tartary, may also be traced crevices are heated to 48° or 50°. The to a Hindoo origin; and if, as is conjectemperature of their snrface was ofien sured, the Fo of the Chinese be the 390, when that of the air was only 28o. Boodh of India, then “ far more than As this difference of temperature will half ihe population of the world remain be a maximum about suprise, the cur: under the influence of the superstition rent of air issuing from the crevices, he tanght in the Vedlu." imagines, will produce sonnds which India.--It having been submitted to may be modified by their impulse against government, that many European solthe elastic films of mica that may pro. diers, from early aversion to spirituous ject into the crevices. The statenient liquors and praiseworthy bra bits of 90has been employed to account for the ce. briety, seldom or never drink the daily lebrated tones of the staine of Memnon. quantity furnished to them by the re

Professor Rafinesqne, of New York, gulations of the service, the Governorin a paper on atmospheric dust; main- general in council, anxious to give every tains, that an imperceptible dust falls at encouragement to men of such marked all times from the atmosphere, and that temperance, has been pleased to authohe has seen it on Mount Etna, on the rize a compensation in money to be paid Alps, on the Alleghany and Catskill to European soldiers of good character Mountains in America, and also on the who may prefer that commutation, in occan. This is the dust which accumu. whole or in part, to the dram in kind now lates in our apartments, and renders it. served out to them. We cannot but self peculiarly visible in the beams of express the great pleasure we feel in the sun. He has found it to aceumulate recording so wise aud excellent a regnat the rate of from one-fourth of au inch lation. to one inch in a year, but in such a New South Wales. — A savings bank, for fleecy state, that it could be compressed the reception of deposits from different 10 one-third of its height. He takes districts of the settlement, has just been the average of the yearly deposit at established at the seat of government, about one-sixth of an inch.

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