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was made in the thigh of a dog, into During some experiments recently which were dropped eight grains of the made by Messrs. CUTHBERTSON and juice. The dig soon began to vomit, Singer, on the comparative powers of and continued vomiting at intervals till cylinder and plate electrical machines, he became convulsed, and died in twenty it was found that their power may be minutes. Six grains were put into the greatly increased by the adoption of multhigh of another, which was seized with tiplying wheels to communicate motion the same symptoms, and died in fifteen to those instruments. From the obser. minutes. A cat was treated in like man- vations hitherto made on this subject, ner, but the effects 'were more speedy there is reason to conclude, that by the and powerful: she expired in a few mi- proper application of a moving power,
All these animals died howling, the quantity of electricity given out by and in great agony.
The author also any machine in a determinate tine, may made several experiments on the effects be doubled, trebled, quadrupled, and of this poison when applied internally, even increased six or ten-fold. The disa A grain and a half being introduced into covery of this principle is of the bighest the stomach of a dog, produced only a importance, as it offers the most effectual slight purging. To another were given and ready means of obtaining a very four grains, which, in about four hours, considerable accumulation of electric produced the saine effect, together with Auid; a circumstance of considerable invomiting, and the dog died in the course terest in the present state of electrical of half a day, On exainining the bodies and chemical inquiry. of these animals after death, no very During the last session of parliament, extraordinary appearances were disco- an act was passed to enable the governors vered; the ventricles of the heart were of Bethlem Hospital in exchange the full of blood, and some slight traces of present contracted site of that institution, inflammation appeared in the stomach; for a piece of ground containing near but the derangeinent was not so great as twelve acres, in St. George's Fields, on might have been expected from such a which spot the unhappy subjects of men. violent and sudden death. From this tal derangement will, in addition to their circumstance the author concluded that foriner advantages, possess the superior the absorbents had transmitted the poi requisites of air and exerci-e, which they son in the nerves of the stomach, and have never yet enjoyed, and which are that this peculiar species of vegetable not only likely to add in a considerable poison acts exclusively on the nerves. degree to their comfort, but also to ac
Mr. Richard WALKER, of Oxford, celerate their cure. The plan of the having been for a long time engaged in ancient structure has long required imthermometrical experiments and obser- provement; and it is hoped ibat from vations, during which the imperfection ibe great light which has been thrown of all the scales in use frequently occurred upon the study of architecture within to him, has proposed a new one. It is the last century, and the extensive imfounded on the principle of 62o. of Fah- provements made in the science of me. renheit, being the point at which the dicine during the same period, the most human body in a state of health, is une favourable results for the new building conscious of either heat or cold, that is, will be obtained from the combined tain a state of rese, or when free from any lents of ablc architects, and experienced bodily exertion; so that any temperature medical professors. With this view the above 620. shall give a sensation of heat, governors have offered 2001. for the best, and any temperature below that point, a 1001. for the second, and 501. for the sensation of cold. Mr. Wilson accord. third best designs; in the full confidence, ingly places 0 at 62o. of Fahrenheit, of being adequately assisted in their which will make 150°. the boiling, and anxious desires to erect an hospital, which minos 30°. the freezing point of water. may be at once a monument of a beneAll other points on Falirenheit's scale volent and enlightened age, and an ho. may be reduced to this, by subtracting nour to a great and distinguished nation, 620. for any degree above 0 of Fahren- The present intention is to erect a build. heit's, and adding 620. for any degree ing capable of containing 400 patients, below 0. Fahrenheit's divisions are a. but not to confine themselves even to dopted in this new scale as most convee that enlarged nuinber, if they shall be nient; those of Reaumur, the centigrade, enabled, by the liberality of the public, &c. being considered too few, and deci- to proceed farther in their design. The mal divisions unnecessary:
funds of the hospital, which are applie
cable to the purpose of a new building, amount, however, at this time, to litule A German chemust bas, by the aid of more than 27,0004, while the cost of a various substances, extracted from the new hospital, upon the scale proposed, green shells of horse chesnuts very beau. can hardiy be estimated at a smaller sum tiful yellow and brown colours, and the than 100,0001. To effect therefore so latter in the greatest diversity of hues. desirable a purpose as that in view, it They are to stand both on woollens and will be obvious that nothing short of a silks, though the stuffs have been weited liberal subscription on the part of the and wrung out, and some of theme ver , pablic at large can suffice.
wasted in caustic liquids. An eye-glas, micrometer has been re- The present state of politics did not cently contrived to measure the diameter lessen the number of typographical pro- , of the filaments of wool from different ductions exposed for sale at the last Leipfleeces, to the 10,000th part of an inch. sic fair; but it is reinarked, that the : Tlas instrument promi-es to be of con- intrinsic value of the works is yearly desiderable use in determining the compa- creasing:
Political troubles having Co., rative fineness of wools.
casioned a great decrease in the sale of In pursuance of a petition to the House books, writers and booksellers no fonger of Commons, from the trustees of the dare publish solid works, but eagerly: Briush Museum, Mr. GREVILLE's Col- contend for several kids of frivolous lection of Minerals has been valued by productions which have some · vogue. Drs. Babington and Wollaston, C. Hatch. Some works, however, have been nouced ett, ésq. and four other gentleinen, who of superior merit, and worthy the atten. report, that the whole collection consists tion of Europe. The Mithridates of the , of about 20,000 specimens; that the se- Jate Mr. Adelung has been just tinished; Ties of crystallized rubies, sapphires, eme- Mr. Becker has published two new num· Talds, topazes, rubellites, diamonds, and bers of his Augusteum, or Description
precious stones in general, as well as of the Dresden Gallery; Mr. Bopitiger the series of the various ores, far surpass has given the public a Commentary on the any that are known to them in the diffe- Aldobrandine Nuptials. The Universal , rent European collections, and that the History of Literature, by Eichhorn, is value of the whole is 13,7271. including drawing towards its conclusion; that of the cabinets, which cost 16001.
the Christian Churchi, by llencke, is Harriet Wilson, a poor girl in Marsh- finished. The German Encyclopedia, lane, Leeds, some time ago had both begun by Krumiz, has reached the 144th her arms torn off by some machinery, voluine ; Mathison the poet, has publishBy the aid of some kind friends she was ed, under the title of liecollections, some lately conveyed to town, introduced to sentimental and picturesque Journies. Mr. MORRISON, who obtained the silver The Universal History, a posthumous medal and forty guineas at the last meet. work of Johannes von Müller, forms the ing of the Society of Arts, for inventing first number of the complete works of implements by which persons having lost that autirr: most of the sovereigns of their hands, may usefully assist them- the confederacy of the Rhine lave forselves. By the use of these implements bidelen spurious editions, under severe this unfortunate can now feed herself; penalties. There has appeared a fifth and incredible as it may appear, there is voluine of Nestor's Russian Annals, by a prospect of her writing legibly, at 110 Senlötzer. M. Wiebekmg has given distant period, and of her being other important Memoirs on Hyılraulic Archiwise employed, so as to be able to con- lecture, especially concerning bridges, tribute to her own support.
quays, and piers. Six numbers of ani. , SWEDEN.
cient Basso Relievos, by the late M. M. VIBORG, professor in the Royal Zoega, are published; and lastly, M Cotta Veterinary School, has published a dis has been geucrous enough to publish all sertation on the use of horse-flesh. This the proceedings of the Art of Engraving poblication is said to have had the effect on Stone, the secret of which he has of introducing the use of this article as purchased. fond throughout Sweden, in consequence In belles lettres very few works have of which the butchers' shops are now been published; and the run after Mr. supplied with the carcases of horses, in Goethe's new novel entitled Elective addition to those of oxen. M. Viborg Affinities, is a good deal slackened by assures his readers that the flesh of the the severe criticisms to which it has been borse, when roasted, is preferable to that expused. Forty new editions or transof the ox
lations of Latin and Greek authors were
offered for sale. The learned also re
AFRICA. marked an edition of a German poem of By vessels arrived from Goree and high antiquity, and highly interesting for Sierra Leone, we are enabled to state, the history of European languages; it is that so late as the month of March last, entitled the Song of the Nibelunges; but considerable hopes were entertained that its author, and the age in which it was the celebrated and enterprising Mungo written, are equally unknown.
Park, so often reported to have lost his Several writers have undertaken to life, was still alive. The ship Favourite, write the history of Arts and of Artists, of London, Captain Truman, is arrived especially that of Musicians; but few of at Plymouth from Goree. Previous to their productions have so much merit as the departure of that vessel, information the History of Painting in Italy, by Ric had been received at Senegal by a native penhausen ; and the Almanack of the of the Mandingo country, who accom. Fine Arts, which contains letters and panied Mr. Park as far into the interior memoirs of artists residing in Rome, and as Sego and Sansanding, that he was edited by M. Sickler, a learned antiqua- alive in the inonth of January. Colonel rian.
Maxwell, the governor of Senegal, had, The Berlin newspaper had announced in consequence of this information, dithat the late Mr. Ritier had, previous to rected that a decked boat should immehis death, retracted his opinions on the diately be fitted out to proceed up the Rhabdomancia, or the art of finding wa- river Senegal, for the purpose of giving ter and metals bidden in the bosom of assistance to Mr. Park in his indefatigable the earth, by means of a wand. These exertions in exploring the continent of papers have since contradicted their for Africa. This account is further corro. mer assertion, and declared that this borated by a letter, dated in March last, otherwise learned man had persisted to received by a vessel from Sierra Leone, the last in those absurdities, despised by from Dr. Douglas, who writes as follows: all truly learned men.
“ Permit me to lay before you some inMr. D'Aretin has been discovered as formation respecting Mr. Mungo Park, the author of a literary trick, which was which I was favoured with from an intet announcing in a newspaper a pretended ligent Mahomedan, whom I met at Goree, History of Academies, a work which does and who had acted as a guide to Mr. not exist, but by which means he had an Park, from the time of his landing on opportunity of attacking the Dresden the continent of Africa to his embarkaAcademy, of which he is a member. tion on the Niger. He states, that the
Augustus la Fontaine has given six or king of Sego had shewn much favour to eight volumes of novels, in which he still Mr. Park, and that the report of his reproduces his family pictures, even to assassination there was untrue. He had satiety. Ini, a novel of the 21st century, passed far along the Niger without any by Julius Voss; Novels by Renbeck; molestation whatever from the natives. and Comic Stories, by Laun, have occa- My informant could not recollect the sioned some talk. Comic Stories have date of his embarkation on the Niger, the inost vogue. Still, however, there but thinks it must be about three years will be found in the Fair catalogue, a com- ago. Mr. Park had taken four months' petent number of banditti, conjurors, and provisions for himself and two followers, secret associations. In theatricals, chere with whom he intended to proceed to is nothing remarkable.
the eastward, and onwards as far as the
Red Sea. Some travellers, who had falFor several days towards the end of len in with his guide, informed him, that May, prodigious crowds of peoplethronged about two or three months subsequent the banks of the Tiber at Rome to wit- to Mr. Park's embarkation, he had been ness a singular phenomenon. A wind severely scorched in his breast by the from Africa had brought thither an im- bursting of a gun while firing at soine vense swarın of locusts. These insects, birds, but that he passed Tombuctoo in having laid waste the country, began to the night by water." 1 ake war upon and devour one another.
NEW HOLLAND. The weaker party betook themselves to Several persons at Sydney, have begun flight, and being pursued by the conquer to cultivate the bop vine. A Mr. Squires, sors, threw themselves in myriads into in the year 1808, planted two acres, tle Tiber, which, at times, was quite from which he gathered five hundred covered witb them.
cwt. of clear hops. Last year he had four
acres in hops, which he poled about the in the course of a day and night. Sevemiddle of November last; they continued ral hot days, however, so affected the to look remarkably well, the weather vines, that, though the crop was estimated being moist and favourable until the mid.. at
more than one-third dle of December, the perceptible growth of that quantity was obtained. of the fines being from 12 to 18 inches
REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.
"O, bis Love;" or, Tbe Masqueraders! . "Be a good Boy, and take care of yourself;"
Comic Opera in Tbree Acts, as now perfurning a favourite Comic Song, sung wiib unbounded
This is a song of humour, and Mr. R. KING, in the music he has Whitaker may be said to have well en. forded another evidence of his talent for is so happily appropriate, that it is nat dramatic composition. The overture
easy to imagine that any other world is diversified in its movements, and have given the author's meaning with the pleasant in its general effect; while the saine force; and this we deein the first vocal parts of the work, though not and highest quality in comic melody. stamped with any extraordinary degree
A Grand Mareb, sbree Allemands, and ibres of novelty, are conceived with ingenuity,
Waltzes, for ibe Piano-furle or Herp. Compen and possess much character. The me
sed and inscribed to Miss Cecilia Nassier, bg lodies are clear and natural in their
Theodore Smitb, esq. 46. style; the basses are, in general, chosen Mr. Theodore Smith is so old and fair with judgment, and the piano-forte ac- a claimant upon our commendation, that companiment is skilfully arranged. In it is with peculiar pleasure we re-enter a word, the public will find in “O, this upon the task of holding up his merits to Love!" seventy-nine pages of music, the public. The present publication is masterly as to its degree of excellence, every way worthy his known ingenuity and as familiar as operatical in its ge- and science. The march is bold and peral cast.
spirited, and the other pieces are sprightly “ Tbe Minstrel's Tale;" 0T, Alice Brand; . and pleasing; while the whole serves to
Glee and Solo. Composed and dedicated to exhibit the man of superior talent, and Mrs. Walter Scotly by Dr. J. Clarke, of Cam- the real master. bridge. 56.
The “Minstrel's Tale,” is comprised A Second Duet for the Harp and Piano-forte, or in four numbers, (live shillings each,)
Two Piano-furles, es performed by ibe Author which now lie before us.
and Miss Gautberut. Composed by, and dedi. The words
cated to, the Miss Gauiberots, by J. Wolf, are from Mr. Scott's last poemn, the “ Lady of the Lake," and are here pre- Mr. WoelA has, in this second duet, sented to the public in the forin (to use kept pace with the taste and knowDr. Clarke's words) of a “Glee and lenge of effect, so fully displayed in his Solo," but more accurately speaking, in first. The passages are melodiously that of glees, duelts, and solos. We conceived, and the parts so judiciously have perused the whole with a sedulous arranged, as not only to set off each attention, and shall be found justified in other to the highest advarstage, but to awarding it our warmest praise. The produce a most masterly combination, trios possess all the science that the Blanche of Devon's Song, " They bid me Sleep, simplicity of style which the composer ibey bid me Pray;" ihe Poetry from the Lady has so properly prescribed to bimself, of the Late. Composed and dedicated 19 Mrs. would fairly admit; and the other parts Campbell, by Dr. Clarke, of Cambridge, 28. are marked with an originality and Ease and sweetness aie su truly the strength of feature, that place Dr. characteristics of this song, that it will Clarke's powers in this species of com- not, we trust, fail to highly please the position very high. We should not be lovers of simplicity and nature in mejust to Mr. Phipps, the publisher, were lody. Where the sentiment of the po. we to disiniss this work without observ. etry is truly givel, and the ear soothed ing, that he has brought it out with une and gratified, fastidious must those be common neatness and accuracy..
who can withhold their commendation,
" Le 1
** Let me die;" a Ballad. The Words by Miss “I will not bave you, Harry;" favourite Conie
T., the Music composed by T. Attwood, esą. Ballad, sung wirb great applause et auxball Is. 68.
Gardens, by Miss dcres. Composed by Mr.W. i Mr. Allwoud has, in the present little
T. Parke. Is. Lallad, given the public another sample
This is so pleasing a trifle, that we of his taste and fancy. The melody is will ensure it the suffrage of all the lovers highly pleasing, and not without some of light and a ry melody, in combination original traits. Analogy cements the with gay and sprightly words. music to the words, and a graceful and We have to announce that John Staf. impressive effect corroborates their ford Smub, esq. (urgaoist to his Majesty)
is distributing proposals for publishing Wby does my Love ber Linnet mourn P" A by subscription, a curious and interesting favvurtle Song, Composed and Arranged with collection of ancient music, chiefly conan accompaniment jor ibe Piano-fome, by Sir J. sisting of melodies in canto fermo, proA. Stevenson, Mus. Doc.
vençal lays, and other pristine pieces, Sir John Stevenson is always easy and produced antecedent to the invention of graceful in his melodies, but in no in
counter point; to which will be added, stance has, perhaps, been more so than hyinns and anthems, by the celebrated in that now before us. The passages Orlando Gibbons, and other distinguished are reinarkably smooth and Howing, and masters of " the good old school.". The the sentiment of the words is given with publication, we understand, will be fure no less simplicity than truth and force.
ther enriched by selections froin the Tbe Persian Dance, a favourite Air, Composed Mass; l'Homme Armé ; some very scàrce
and Arranged as a familiar Rondo for the Piuno- madrigals by Adrian Willeart, Orlando forte, by Jo Parry." is, ed.
de Lasso, Stradella, &c. up to the tinie This liuide exercise for the piano forte of Bonoucini; and also with two Italian is skilfully arranged, and will not fail to
songs, by Geminiani. The whole is to be acceprable to young practitioners on form a view of music, from the 7th to that instrument. The passages lie well the 18th century; and is intended to be for the juvenile hand, and the pleasing. illustrative of the Histories of Burney and ness of the effect is upon a par with the Hawkins, and to trace the sources and ease of the execution.
progress of melody in the British isles. “ Little Winny Wikin;" a favourite Song, sung To further this latter object, the whole
wib uribuunded applause at the Tbeatris will be accompanied by remarks, biograRuyal, Covent Garden and Haymarket, by Mrs. phical and critical; and every effort is Liston. Composed by Mr. W bitaker. is. 6d. promised to render the work worthy the
7 his little ballad is intended as an notice of the curious and refined. The effort of humour, of which quality it is by publication is to be dedicated to the earl no means destitute. Mr. 'Whitaker has of Dartmouth; and from our knowledge given to it a melody perfectly appropri. of Mr. Smith's high professional qualiate, and has accumpanied it with a part fications, we doubt not of its doing every for the piano-furte, which does much honour to the talents of the editor, and sredit to his taste.
fully justifying his lordship's patronage.
REPORT OF DISEASES, Under the Cure of the late Senior Physician of the Finsbury Dispensary, from the
201h of June to the 20ih of July, 1810. T THE writer of this article finds that formed, that the signet of death is mark
some expressions have been misun- ed upon it beyond the possibility of era. derstood wbich he has made use of in sure or removal. There is an important former reports, with regard to the hope- distinction between the state of being less svature of consumption. In the pas. consumptive, and that of being in a consages alluded to, le bas been far from sumption. One who is in the posture of meaning that every affection of the lungs leaning over a precipice, nay yet escape is necessarily fatal; or even that there
a fall, can be no wound in their structure which With regard to this malady, and more is not irreparable. There is a number particularly at this season of the year, it of gradations in pulmonary disorder; and may not be improper once more to reit is perhaps only in the last or penulti- peat a caution which has been often is. mato stage of the discuse, when it is fully culcated, but which can never be suche