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keep up a brilliant light and an intense all the most secret functions of the heat for four-and-twenty hours. animal economy, and by the perfect
state of the various sciences, relating
to medicine, the modern physician is The new mechanical steam-coach left not only able to recover the human Philadelphia at eight in the evening of body from the various attacks of disthe 3d. ultimo, and arrived at Parrys- ease, but he is able to anticipate its burgh, Greenland, at noon on the 5th, causes, and to prevent its approach to a a distance of 893 miles in 40 hours. moral certainty. But more even than It carried eighteen in, and twenty-seven this can be effected by the magic of outside passengers, besides a great modern science. The physician can quantity of luggage.
prolong life to treble that time which was formerly considered its natural pea
riod of duration, and can at once ren By the method of instruction which dor the human body secure from dishas been followed for nearly two cen
ease and free from deformity-Those turies by the professors of our various
medicines which, with infallable securiuniversities, a gentleman is made thoroughly acquainted with literature, ty either, totally prevent, or if not api philosophy, and the sciences, in less plied in time for prevention, will rap than two years ; but according to the pidly cure the gout
, stone, phthisis new plan proposed by Professor Swift, pulmonalis, and other disorders
now known to all. But, does Nature the same perfection of knowledge may make us feeble and diminutive, the be acquired in less than twelve physician calculates the means by months.
which he can effect the accreation of
particles to the various parts of our Advertisement.—Shortly will be bodies, and thus render his patient published, price two dollars, The perfect in symmetry. If our teeth are Complete Farmer ; shewing the art
not to the model of perfection, they by which the earth is made to produce taking those elements of which by ari
can be extracted without pain, and by four crops in the year, and the crops preserved from any possibility of injury alysis teeth are found to be composed, by season or weather.
they may be regenerated, and during their growth they can be formed to
the standard of ideal beauty. Is our In the press, and shortly will be vision imperfect, the medicines which published, price one dollar, A Des- are found to affect the size and colour cription of the Patent Safety Machine, of our eyes are applied, and in a week by means of which Dr. Boreum de- those organs are both beautiful' and of scended through the crater of a volcano. perfect operation. Thus we are brought and discovered the cause of volcanic to a state free from disease, a státe eruptions.
of longevity, in which our form and features have no model but that formed
by our ideas of perfection and beauty. The present maturity of the medical science is beautifully displayed by the last report of our College of Physicians. The manner in which the numerous By the assistance of the optical glasses productions of the earth are now 'ex"which enable us tu perceive minutely changed between man and man, is beautiful from the simplicity of its the common principles of our nature cause, and from the effect it has upon are found to constitute the best ba. human happiness. It was a plausible rometers of commercial policy; and theory amongst the ancients, that a individuals are permitted to trade with statesman of wisdom should sit in his their wealth, according to their own closet as in a focus of knowledge, to knowledge and calculations. Thus which should be brought all the returns we have no circuitous channels of of custom-houses, with the various re- communication—no licen sing-Londports and data of commerce--that, ing—no unloading to load again, no weighing these in the balance of wis- entering one port as a passport into dom, he should be able to instruct another, no waste of labour; man freely corporate bodies as well as individuals, exchanges with man, and the bounties as to the various channels into which of providence are diffused over the their capital and industry should low. whole earth. From hence had arisen commercial treaties, bounties, drawbacks, imposts, licenses, &c. until the simple princi
Last year, no less than 734 vessels ples of trade were lost in the most sailed from Alaska, and the western complex and absurd systems of com- coast of America, through the chanmercial polity. But the experience nels separating America from North of ages has at length proved what the Georgia and Greenland. It is curious speculations of ingenious men had to reflect that the very existence of
such previously advanced, and man is now a passage was a probelm of diffic very properly left to direct his capital cult solution to the Europeans from and labour according to his own knowledge and discretion. Is it not the was then called the North-west pašheight of impertinence for a statesman sage, and was first discovered by a to say to him who enters a commer
navigator of great celebrity amongst cial city for the purposes of trade, the ancient English ; but whether his “ Sir, you shall not employ your
name was Parry or Croker it is not capital according to your own know- impossible to ascertain, from the imledge and experience, but according perfect state of our records at that
period. to my conceptions of commerce : you want to trade to the West ; I think it better that trade should flow to the
The Honourable Mr. Northerly, East, and I have therefore laid heavy we understand, intends to take his duties, and even prohibitions upon lady and their children in their yacht western trade, whilst I will encourage this summer to traverse the North eastern trade by drawbacks, bounties, Pole. and special immunities?” Thus every thing was forced out of its natural channel, and every country may be A chemist, deeply read in the scisaid to have been in a sort of peaceful ences of the middle
(the 18th siege. Now things are left to their and 19th centuries of the Christian own level. The common principles æra) assures us that the English men of demand and supply are now ac- of science about the year 1800, plumed knowledged to regulate markets much themselve much upon their discovering better than legislatorial calculations and the means of making brilliant lights interference. Human necessities and by reflectors, and the different gases
of oil and coal burnt in various des- Yea e'en though abandon’d by hope's every
promise, criptions of lamps. How these pigmies would have hid their diminished Spurn'd by the rough wave, uncherisl’d,
alone; heads, could they have foreseen our It recks not the mansion in which my sad present perfection in lighting the at
home is, mosphere, by exciting attraction and Provided its hardships to you are unknown. motion among the constituent particles of light and heat. The aerometer of New York, at a trifling expense, produces a light in the atmosphere equal
VARIETIES. to the brightest moon-shine. So that darkness is unknown to the moderns, and we experience only the gradations THE DUKE OF NIVERNOIS.. between the light of the moon and that
When this Nobleman was Ambasof the sun.
sador in England, he was going down to Lord Townshend's seat in Norfolk,
on a private visit, quite in dishabille, Poetry.
and with only one servant, when be was obliged, from a heavy shower of
of rain, to stop at a farm-house in the FRIENDSHIP'S PARTING.
The master of the house was a Ye friends of my bosom, how oft has my clergyman, who, to a poor curacy, fond heart,
added the care of a few scholars in the Beat at your breathings and lept at your neighbourhood, which, in all, might Oft in the dreams of my soul have I pon- which was all he had to maintain a wife
make his living about 80l. a year, and der'd, On friendship like yours, when I've slum- and six children. When the Duke ber'd the while.
alighted the clergyman not knowing his Cast in the depths of life's dark-heaving rank begged him to come in and dry him
self, which the other accepted by borrowCircled with wretchedness, horror and care; ing a pair of old worsted stockings and Still 'midst the clouds of each low'ring slippers of him, and warming himself
commotion, I feed on your fond glance, and laugh at by a good fire. After some conversadespair.
tion, the Duke observed an old chessMay the double-edgid darts of a tongue
board hanging up; and as he was pasloving stander,
sionately fond of that game, he asked Ne'er poison those kind hearts, so was the clergyman whether he could play. and so true ;
The other told him he could pretty And oh! while the wilds of existence I wander,
tolerably; but found it very difficult, My hope and my heart shall still linger in that part of the country, to get an
antagonist. “ I am your man," says birth
the Duke. “With all And though far from the land of
y heart," says many a day,
parson ;-"And if you'll stay and I should journey unfriended, still destin'd eat pot-luck, I'll try if I can't beat to roam ;
you.” The day continuing rainy, the I shall think of your love, and forget not Duke accepted' his offer; when the
to pray " Ever sweet be your rest, ever hallow'd parson played so much better, that he your home."
won every game. This was so far from
fretting the Duke, that he was highly belong to an office, where I am pleased to meet a man who could give obliged to attend every day, the him such entertainment at his favourite complaints I have prove very trougame. He accordingly inquired into
“ blesome to me, and I should be the state of his family affairs,—and" glad to remove them."— The Doctor just taking a memorandum of bis ad- laid down his paper, and regarded his dress, without discovering his title, patient with a steady evė, while he thanked him, and departed. Some proceeded: “I have but little appetite, months passed over, and the clergy and digest what I eat very poorly :man never thought any thing of the I have a strange swinming in my matter; when, one evening, a footman head,” &c. In short, after giving the in laced livery rode up to the door, Doctor a full quarter of an hour's deand presented him with the following tail of all his symptoms, he concluded
the state of his case with a direct
quesThe Duke of Nivernois' compli- tion - Pray, Doctor, what shall i ments wait on the Rev. Mr. “ take ?" The Doctor, in the act
and, as a remembrance for the good of resuming his newspaper, gave him * drubbing he gave him at chess, begs the following laconic prescription :" that he will accept the living of - “ Take ; why, take advice. so worth 400l. per annum, and that he * will wait on his Grace the Duke of
NOTICES * Newcastle on Friday next, to thank
TO CORRESPONDENTS. * him for the same.”—The good
We will insert with pleasure the comparson was sometime before he could
munication that Juvenis has sent, which we imagine it any thing more than a jest, think highly of. and was not for going ; but as his wife insisted on his trying, he came up not fit for the Melange.
“ The lass wi' the bonnie blue c'e' is to town, and found the contents of the billet literally true, to his unspeakable friend Agrestis.
Our best thanks are due to our lively satisfaction.
A MEDICAL ANECDOTE. PRINTED, PUBLISHED AND SOLD, A Gentleman of narrow circum
Every Wednesday, by stances, whose health was on the de- WILLIAM TAIT, & Co. cline, finding that an ingeniousphysician
Lyceum Court, Nelson Street, occasionally dropped into a coffee-house
Where Communications, post paid, may that he frequented, not very remote be addressed to the Editor: from Lincoln's-Inn, always placed
always placed Sold also by Mr. Griffin, Public Library: himself vis-a-vis the Doctor, in the Hutcheson Sti; at the Shops of the Prineisame box, and made many indirect pal Booksellers, Glasgow. efforts to withdraw the Doctor's atten
ALSO OF THE FOLLOWING BOOKSELLERS: tion from the newspaper to examine ' Messrs. Hunter, 23, South Hariover Street, the index of his constitution. He at Edinburgh ; John Hislop, Greenock; last ventured a bold push at once, in John Dick, Ayr; Thomas Dick, Paisley ;
Ro the following terms : « Doctor," said
Mathie, Kilmarnock ; Malcolm
Currie, Port-Glasgow; D. Conde, Rothebe, “ I have, for a long time been say; James Thomson, Hamilton; and M. “ very far from being well, and as I Dick, Irvine, for ready.moncy only,
“ SERIA MIXTA FOCIS."
No. 12. WEDNESDAY, 4th SEPT. 1822. Price 310
SOCIETY IN LONDON. of society may, perhaps, turn up again It often happens, that although in- the same numbers. Not that it is to dividuals mayexist in a society, endow. be inferred that you may not barely see ed with every power of entertaining the same features again; it is possible and enlightening, yet the forms of so- that you may catch a glimpse of them ciety may be such that it is very diffi- on the other side of St. James's Street; cult to obtain the full advantage of or see them near you at a crowded their superior qualities. This diffi- rout, without a possibility of approach. culty is the misfortune of London, ing. Hence it is, that those who live. where there are more men of cultivated in London are totally, indifferent to understanding, of refined wit, of liter. one another; the waves follow so quick aty and political eminence, than in any that any vacancy is immediately killed metropolis of Europe ; yet it is so up, and the want is not perceived contrived, that there is little freedom, At the same time, the well-bred civia Little intimacy, and little ease in Lon- lity of modern times, and the example don society.“ To love some persons of some “very popular people," have very much, and see oftea those that I introduced a shaking of hands, a prelove,” says the old Duchess of Marl- tended warmth, a sham cordiality, inborough, “ is the greatest happiness to the manners of the cold and warm I can enjoy." But in London it is alike--the dear friend, and the acor equally difficult to get any body to quaintance of yesterday. Hence we love very much, or to see those ofien hear continually. of such conversations We have loved before. There are such as the following :-—" Ah! how d'ye numbers of acquaintances, such a suc- do? I'm delighted to see you! How cession of engagements, that the town is Mrs. M- ?"She is very well resembles Vauxhall, where the dearest I thank you." “ Has she any more friends may walk round and round all children ?"-Any more! I have night without ever meeting. If you been married three months. I see, see at dinner a person whose manners you are talking of my former wifeand conversation please you, you may she has been dead these three years, wish ir vain to become more intimate ; ; O: " My dear friend how d'ye do for the chance' is, that you will not you have becg out of town some time meet so as to converse, a second time, where have you been-in Norfolk?" for three months, when the dice-box “ No, I have been two years in India.'