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MONTHLY 1817
M A G A Z INE;

OR,

BRITISH REGISTER.

vol. IX.

Including

MISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS from CORRESPONDENTS, on all

SUBJECTS of LITERATURE and science.
MEMOIRS of DISTINGUISHED PERSONS.
ORIGINAL LETTERS, ANECDOTES, &c.
POETRY.
LITERARY and PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE.
PROCZEDINGS of LEARNED SOCIETIES.
ACCOUNT of all NEW PATENTS.
REVIEW of the new MUSIC.

- of THE FINE ARTS.

of THE DRAMA.
List of NEW BOOKS and IMPORTATIONS.
REGISTER of DISEASES in LONDON,
RETROSPECT of PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
Lists of BANKRUPTCIES and DIVIDENDS.
DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES clalled and arranged in the Geographical

Order of the Counties.
MARRIAGES, DEATHS, BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS, &c: &c.
REPORT of the STATE OF COMMERCE, &c.

of AGRICULTURE, &c.

PART 1. FOR 1800.
FROM JANUARY TO JULY, INCLUSIVE.

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On the 20th of JANUARY was publifbed the SUPPLEMENTARY NUMBER to the EIGHTH VOLUME of the MONTHLY MAGAZINE, containing ibe usual balf yearly Retrospect of the Progress of British, GERMAN, FRENCH, and SPANISH LITERA

TURE, with Indexes, Title, c. &c. Of all Booksellers may be bad the Eight Volumes of the Monthly Magazine, Price Three Pounds Two Stillings, neatly Half bound; or any single Number or Volume may be had at tbe pleafure or convenience of the Purchaser.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. tended with any pustules, and even very

rarely with any perceptible disorder of the SIR,

conftitution. An instance of this kind, TN conformity to your defire that I Mr. Editor, you had in your own family.. I would communicate to the public, That those who have undergone the through the medium of your valuable. Ma. vaccine disease, are thereby rendered secure gazine, fome information refpecting the against the effects of the small.pox, is a progress and success of inoculating for the truth confirmed by daily experience. cow.pox, I send you the following Upwards of 1000 of my patients, who

in my reports of the new inoculation, had undergone the cow.pox, have been inpoblished in May last, including upwards oculated with variolous matter, yet none of soo cafes, I observed that the matter of of them took the small-pox. : the vaccine disease generally produced Ely Place,

Your's, &c. buch fewer puftules, and less indisposition, Jan. 11, 1800. WM. WOODVILLE. than that of the small pox. But at the fame time it was remarked, that in some For the Monthly Magazine. initances the cow-pox proved a very severe difcase, and that one child died of spasmo

ON THE HUMOUR OF ADDISON, AND dic fits, occafioned by the eruptive fever

THE CHARACTER OF SIR ROGER DE which it excited. I hinted, however, that

COVERLEY. if the matter of the cow-pox used for the T HAVE often been surprised at the opia inoculations had been taken only from 1. nion so decisively maintained by many those patients in whom the disease appeared English writers, that humour is a quality Fery mild and well characterised, the re- in a manner peculiar to this island. "Ifits folt would have been more favourable ; proper definition be the display of the ri. and I have since had the fatisfaction to find diculous in characters; or if it be undera' this opinion fully confirmed. For of 1000 stood, inore comprehensively, for ludicrous persons inoculated for the vaccine disease, painting in general; it must have exifted by me, or under my immediate direction, wherever comedy, or any other mode of during the last fix months, not more than delineating the risible follies and peculiari150 had postules which proceeded to sup- ties of mankind, has been succesfully atpuration; nor was there one care attended tempted. The name is of no consewith a dangerous symptom.

quence; the thing is a part of human naNow out of 1000 perfons inoculated for ture itself. We are told by late voyagers, the small. pox, I find generally that more that the rude natives of some of the South than 800 have puftules; and as the reve- Sea islands exhibit remarkable talents at rity of the difease is commonly in propor- humourous mimickery, and take off, with tion to the number of the pustules, it fol- singular drollery, the characteriftics of the lows that the cow-pox is milder than the European sailor, as well as the defects of inoculated small. pox in the proportion their own countrymen. The Kamtihadale above mentioned.

is extremely happy in caricaturing the To infants at the breast the pew inocu. manners and actions of the hear, an anilation has proved peculiarly successful, formal so nearly on his own level, that it is I have now had a very considerable num- na degradation of the human creature to ber of private patients of this description, make this beast the subject of his jocula, in none of whom was the inoculation at-rity. But tó recur to civilized life, is it MONTHLY MAG, No. 55.

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