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64. Letters from an Englith Traveller. Greece, and in England to thofe of
Translated from the French Original Locke and Lady Miller, with whole printed at Geneva and Paris. With
myrtle this ode has been honoured. Notes: a new Edition, rcvised and cor
It thus concludes : refled. Şm. 8vo. pr. 25. 6d. Nichols.
" Eochantress of the soul, goddess etheTO this new edition is prefixed (in
[prevail : French) a letter with which Mr.
O'er rage of tine thy deathless charms Sherlock was honoured by the King To ihee with homage due I bou, of Pruffia, in return for his book, Unbend thy serious brow, which he fent to his Majesty as he was And,charm'd with mufic's magic round, passing (a second time) through Potf. Vouchsafe a smile on the fair circle rounds dam.
Lift to my laya “ Mr. Sherlock, I thank you for
Hafte not away the book which you have just fent
MILLER herself invites thy stay, It has met with the reception
To che lhe confecrates this festive day, that it deserves. I desire to see its
To strew thy path with Rhetoric's bloom. author, and you will come to me for
ing fowers, that purpose to-morrow about eleven
And place thee, wisdom next, in the in the forenoon. My Major-General,
brizhi Muse's bowers.”
The author, in his preface, anCount de Goërtz, has orders to condu&t you thither, and to present you,
nounces a tranflation (ready for the
press) of eleven select Odes of Pindar, I pray God to have you, Mr. Sher
(chiefly those not translated by Mr. lock, in his holy and worthy protec. tion.
Weft), and of some of Horace, in " FREDERICK
which we wish him success. • Porfdam, July 19, 1979." Without this proof, few would sus,
66. A Storm: with the Description of . pe&t that this royal author ever prayed.
Water-Spout, a Shoal of Doipbins, and From Mr. Sherlock's Nouvelles let,
other ominous Appearances. 4to. 6 di tres (XLIV in number), which we
Crowder. hope to review also in Englid, we
THIS writer has the merit of paintlearn that “ his Majesty received him
ing from the life, as he must have been gracioully, and said to him things too flattering for him to repeat." The
an eye-witness of the fcenes which he editor, considering his author" as a
fu graphically defcribes. kind of literary phænomenon, as he
67. Modern Anecdote of the ancient Fs. travels through'Italy, and publishes a
mily of the Kink vervankoofdarfprakenta book in Rome in Italian, and ano.
gotehderns: A Tale for Christmas, ther in French at Paris," has also an
1779. Dedicated to the Hori Horace nexed 4 accounts of his merits given Walpole. Sm. 8vo. Is. 6d. Davenbill. by the Journalists and Reviewers of
THIS whimsical tale, which is said France and Italy." These reviews re to be of noble birth, “ was pretrily late to his three works, viz. his two
written in French (we are told) by a volumes of Letters, and his Consiglio
German lady, who passed fome time ad un Giovane Poela (Advice to a
in England with the late Madame young Poet), which has not yet ap
Moushkin Pouthkin;" but Lady Cpeaned in English. The profits of this
has “ added personages, riipposed cir. work were directed by the author to
cumstances, and given defcriptions," be distributed to poor distressed wi.
&c. dows, the Marquis of Maccarani un. dertaking the receipt and distribu 68. The Candidate: A poetical Erifille to tion."
the Authors of the Monthly Review.
H. Payne. 6s. Ode 10 Speculation. A Poctical Amusement for Barh Easton Villa By
IF the authors addressed agree with the Rev. William Taiker. 60. Crult us in their opinion of this Candidare, well, Bacha.
they will not give him much encouTHIS“ bright sister of Contempla ragement to itand a poll at Parnaflus; tion," whose origin is here traced back though we join issue with him in beyond the creation to the throne of thinking, thai, " however little in this God, is afterwards followed on earth poem is worthy of applause, there is to the banks of llyfius, to the bowers
yet less that merits contempt." But of Plato and of Ariftotle, in ancient
mediocribüs efe poctis, &c.
410. 11. 6.4.
69. Epitome of Philofopbical Transac shamed to own that he comprehends
tons. Vol. LXX. For the Year very little of its wonders. Since the 1780. Part I. 410. jos. 6d. Davis great eruption of 1767, it has never and Elmily.
been free from (moke; nor ever many ART. I. Calulotions to determine months without throwing up red-hot at what point in the side of a Hill scoriæ, which were usually followed its Attraction will be the greatef, &c. by a current of liquid lava. In this By Charles Hutton, LL. D, and visit Sir Williain, with one of his F. R.S.
countrymen, passed a night on the This process originates from the suc mountain, attended ( as usual) by celafui experiment lately made on the Bartolomeo, the Cyclups of Vesuvius, hill Schehallien (Ice our vol. XLVI. p. but with some bazard, (ihe wind 272), to determine the universal attrac changing,) from the heat and smoke of tion of matter ; but it is too mathema. a gentie stream of lava, about 60 feet tical to interest the generality of our in
breadth, which, however, was ob. readers, and also requires diagrams: viated by their walking across it, at the we mall therefore skip to the conclu instance of their guide, with oo inconfion, viz. “ that commonly, at one venience but the violence of the heat on fourth of the altitude, or very little their legs and feet, the cruit being so more, is the best place for abiervation, tough that they made no impression, to have the greatelt attraction from a and its motion follow that they were hill in the fun of a triangular prism in no dangur of failing. They then of an indefinite length ; but when its coasted this river of lava to iis source, length is limited, the point of greatest within a quarter of a mile of the crater, attraction will defcend a little lower." to wni. h they then went up, but which
ART. II. An niccount of some neru the finoke and sulphureous (me!l foon Experiments in Eectricily, with the obliged them to quit with precipitaDecription and Uje of two new E. tion. The eruption of August 50 le&trual Inftruments. By Mr, Tiberius 1779, Sir William obierved from his Cavallo, F.R.S.
villa at Pausilipo, jual opposite to Ve. W: have here an easy explanation of suvius, and six miles distant, and also Profeffor Lichtenberg's experiment on from the King's Palace and the Mole the electrophorus, i, e. a plate of lone of Naples. As his very picturesque de. rolinous fubitance, as fulphur, rosin, scriprions of these plienomena would gum-lac, &ica; and also a meihod of suffer by an abridgment, and we canexciting powders. Toth fe are added not infert them at la:ge, a few particudelcuipuons of an in proved aimofphe. lars Mall be feiectexi. A beavy Tower rical electrometer, and an inttrument of raia teil Aug. 7, which, by the for trying the conducting power of clouds paling through the column of the effluvia of burning bodies, with fi'e, scalded ihe, face and hands of a promiscuous experiments ilustraied by man in the fields near Ottajano. The figures.
fountain of liquid transparent fire on ART. III. A new Meibad of allzy. the 8th rose, it is thought, three times ing Copper Ores.
By George For the heigint of Veluvius, or near dyce, M. D. F.R.S.
11,000 fert at least : a bright but pale As shis process cannot be abridged, electrical fire was perceived within the we must refer those who are curious smoke, issuing from the crater, and in his ludy to the article at large. briskly playing about in zig zag lines,
ART, IV. An Account of an Erup like those described by the younger tion of Mount Vesuvius, which hap. Pliny, in his letter to Tacitus. The pened i» August 1779. By Sir Wil. black cloud once bent towards Na. liam Hamil:on, K. b. F. R. S.
ples, and occasioned great alarm, proThis modern Pliny (whole fate, ceflions *, &c. but the wind increasa however, we hope he will escape ) ing from the S. W. carried it back. should have an exclusive privilege for A scene to glorious and sublime as thele descriptions. His visit to the Sir William has described it, he thinks, crater of Veluviis, in May 1779, he may never before have been seen (for fays, was the fifty-eighth, and four the realons he gives) in such perfectimes as ofien he has been on other tion. Octaiano and Caccia-bella he parts of the mountain, yet he is not a vifired on the 15th, and paints in
" The populaic of Naples are at this moment well convinced. that lo ihe exposure of the relies of St. Januarius, from the bridge of the Maddalena, Naples owed its preförvacion,”
with Remarks. Ariking colours their desolåre and mi bound, which was driven on Thure at serable state. Had the eruption lasted Margate in a dreadful storm, Jav, i, an hour longer, Ottajano must have
Il confiited of a deck laid in fhared the fate of Poinpeia and Hercu the hold, as low as the water could be Janeum, Small volcanic Itones and ptimped to, framed fo solidly and lecinders fell at Benevento, Toggia, curely, and caulked so tighiyas to fwim and Monte Mileto, above jo miles the ship independent of her own leaky from Vesuvius; and minute a hes fell bottom. By this method, which is very thick on the town of Manfredo. fully described both in words and by nia, distant soo miles, on Aug. 3, iwo a drawing, the thip was safely conhours after the ption. On Sept. veyed to Deptford. In much the same 18, Sir William, with Lord Herbert, manner a Swedish Tip of 250 tons, and his usual guide, examined ilie stranded near Margate the faine day, cóne of Vesuvius : it was not possible, was also fwum to London. nor would it have been prudent, to ART. VII. Experimenta quedam reach the crater. The whole face of novum acidum Animale fpellaniia. the mountain feemed changed. The Aurore F. L. f. Crellio, M. D. & Prof. lava, which usually ran in cascades, Chemie Heimfadienfi
, rivers, and rivuleis of liquid fire, now This new acid, drawn from beef formed a gigantic fountain of fire, fat, was dilcovered in 1754, by M. which has caled up the conical part de Segner. To his experiments on of the mountain, and has raised the the subject, forty-five are here added valley between Vesuvius and Somma by Dr. Crellius, who thinks it may above 250 feet. Three such eruptions be very useful in chemistry, and by awould fill up this valley, and unite nalogy gives it the name of animal these mountains, as they probably tartar. were before the great eruption in the ART. VIII. Account of a Woman reign of Titus. The volcano is in. who had ibe Small. Pox during Prego 'creased in height; the form of the nanry, and wbo seimed 10 bave come crater is changed; and of the stones municated the same Difraje to the or rather fragments of fava ejected, Fætus. By John Hunter, Éig. F.R.S. the number and lize are incredible. The eruption appeared on Mrs. The largest measured in circumference Ford in the evening of Dec. 8, and 108 Englih feet, and was 17 feet high. fhe was delivered on the 31st of a dead For other particulars we must refer to child, which Dr. Leake, Dr. Hunter, this very curious article, which is far &c. all concurred had the small.pox. ther illustrated by an excellent view This seems to ascertain a fact bitherto of the eruption, taken from Paufilipo. much doubted. Mr. Hunter here
ART. V. An Appendix to the Paper ftates several tacts relative to the subin the Philosophical Transactions for sbe ject, with !ome of the belt authorities Year 1778, No. XLII. enrivaled " A on both sides of the question. Method of extending Cardan's Rule for Art. IX. Ett kori, &c. (in Eng. refolving one Case of the Cubic Equa. lith) 8 jhort Extract from a Journal lion x3
--9x=r 10 tbe oiber Cafe oj ebe kep! by C. P. Thunberg, M. D. during fame Equation, whicb it is now naru bis Voyage 10, and Refrience in, the Emrally filted 10 foive, and which is pire of Japan. therefore called the irreducible Cafe! Dr. Thunberg was sent out by the By Francis Maseres, Ejq. F. R. S. Directors of the Botanic Gardens ac Curfilor Baron of the Exchequer. Amiterdam, and others, first to the
Few of our readers will with to see Cape of Good Hope, and then to Ja. more of this abitrale article than the
pan, to investigate their natural hirtitle,
tory, and to lend from thence seeds ART. VI. An Account of a Method and living plants of unknown kinds. for ibe safe Removal oj Ships that have He landed at Nagasacci Aug. 14, bern driven on Sbore, and damaged in 1775 ; and on May 1, 1776, he artbeir B0110m, 10 Places ( bowever rived with the Dutch † ambassador at dijiant) for repairing ibem. By Mr. Jeddo, the capital of Japan ; a journey William Barnard, Shop.Builder, Grove on which three opeans only are al. Street, Dep ford.
lowed to go; and returned to the litThe method here described was tle Dutch island Delima on June 30, tried with success on the York Eaft after having audiences of the empeIndiamın, of 800 tons, homeward ror, the heir apparent, &c. His ac
7 “ The Japanese trade with ag forcigners but the Duich and Chinese."
count of the manners, customs, &c. of treating the Fipula Lachrymalis. By the Japanese, being new and curious, Mr. William Blizard, Surgeon, F.A.S. thali be extracted in a future number. In the case bere related, the tears,
ART. X. Account of an extraordi. sebaceous matter, and mucus, did not nary Appearance in a Mij. By Mr. pass through the nasal duct, or but in William Cockin.
a very Imall proportion to the quanThe additional rows of colours of tities secreted. At the first experiment the species of image here described made with an instrument here deare confidered by Dr. Priestley as one scribed and drawn, quick.flyer did of the desiderata of optics. It was ob not pass; but quick-silver, tears, &c. served in a mitt rear Lancatter, Jan. have fince readily passed. In the first 13, 1768, and is particularly described or Ample stage of the disorder, this by the help
of a beautiful engraving. operation, which is simple and easy, ART. XI. Memoria sopra il l'eleno, may probably avail.
The patient &c. (or,) An Ejay on the American was Mr. MB, a sadler in Poison called Tuunas. By ibe Abbé Mark-lane, Fontana, &c.
Art. XIV. A Continuation of a By several experiments the Abbé Meteorological Diary, kep at Fari Sa. proved, that the vapours or fumes of George, on ibe Coast of Coromandel. ibis Indian poison, when smelled to or By Mr. William Roxburgh, Ahantbreathed, are innocent; that it is nei. Surgeon to be Hospital at ibe faid ther an acid, nor an alkali, nor com Fori. posed of salts that are visible even with This Diary begins March 3, 1977, the microscope ; that it is not in the and ends May 31, 1778. Greatest least hurtful when applied to the eyes; height of the thermometer (without but that when taken in-by the mouth doors) 104, least 64 : barometer 30, 04 in large doses, it is fatal; that, ap
and 29, 14. plied to the skin flightly scratched, it is Art, XV. A Journal of the Weather also generally fatal; that is acts on the at Montreal. By Mr. Barr, Purveyblood, and not on the nerves, &c. &c. or to his Maj.fy's Hospitals in CaBut it is painful to pursue this lubject, nada, for we are founphilosophical as to
This Journal begins Dec. 5, 1778, own that this knowledge feems to us and ends April 15, 1779. Greatest dearly purchated with the lives and height of the thermometer (Apr. 25.) torments of above 40 pigeous, 30 so above o; least (Jan. 19) 22 beGuinea-pigs, and 30 rabbits, belides hens, frogs, eels, &c. The Abbé ART. XVI. Meteorological Jour. " found," he says,
a great difficulty nal kept at the House of ibe Royal So. in procuring animals." We are forry ciety, by Order of the President and he could procure lo many. Annexed
Council. are some experiments made with the Tbis article (as usual) closes the oil of tobacco and the water of the volume. lauro-ceratus, equally painful to humanity.
70. A free Address to those wha bave pea AKT. XII. A Conjecture concern titioned for the Repeal of the late så of ing the Motiod by wbich Cardan's
Parliament, in favour of the Roman-Car Rules for refolving ibe Cubic Equation
tholics. Sm. 8vo. pr. 2d. J. Johnson.
THE writer of this Actress, after x3 +9x*r in all Cafes, (or in all
fhewing that chriftianity and protef. Magnitudes of sbe known Quantities 9 and r), and the Cubic Equation
tantism want none of those aids X3-9*=r is tbe firf Case of it, (or
which the kingdoms of this world re.
quire to support them, 2919
and after wben it is
thewing likewise that all coercive 3V3"
4 means are contrary to the very genius is
of chriftianity, proceeds as follows: greater
But, independent of the peculiar rovered by Scipio Ferreus, of Bononia, Spirit of christianity, which the best of or wbouver elfe was ibe firfi Inventor us are too apt to lofè figlit of, let ug of tbem. By Francis Maseres, Eq,
consider our conduct as that of inen to F. R.$. CurftorBaron of ibe Excben men, who báve equal zeal for their quer.
respective tenets, and may have equal What was said of ART.y. is equal. power, Can we coerce others with. ly applicable to ibis.
out vindicating those who coerce usi Art. XIII. A new Merbod of
without setting them an example, and Severe and injudicious penalties, which therefore, in fact, urging them to pro put them in the power of mercenary ceed in the same manner ?
in formers, for performing acts of their « Protestants thould not forget that religion, or teaching school. It by there Mill are, as well as have been, no means authorited the public exer, Papifts; and though their power be cise of that religion, por did it give happily at an end in this country, it thern any power in teach school at all. lubafts in its full force abroad, and in' li is till a hundred pounds penalty, countries where there are Protestants. and iniprisonment for a year, to read And in several countries where the or bear mals, and it is death 10 make a government is popith, there are more convert to the Popish religion; and Proteftants than there are Papists here. this is much more than the civil power At the same time, therefore, that Pro does with respea to Christianity in teltarts are as much under the power Turkey. of Papifts there, as Papifts are inder - You reply, that any indulgence the power of Protestants here, the plea thews the good will that government of danger from them may be more bears them, and will encourage then plausibly alleged. While, therefore, to presume upon farther favour. This you are demolising the houses, pro I own, is natural. But if, by their perty, and churches of Papifts here, peaceable behaviour, they mall appear. you are urging the Papifts to demolish to have deserved farsber indulgence, the houses, property, and churches of why should it not be granted them the Protestants abroad. That is, you Would not you think ibis a reasona. are in fa& doing it yourselves ; and ble thing in your own case, if you you may be thankful if you do not lived in France ? hear of such outrages being actually You say that Popery is favourable committed by Papitts upon Protestants to arbitrary power, and that the fain foreign countries. Their zeal, and vour the court thews them is a proof consequently their indigoation, is not of their being unfriendly to the civil less than yours; and it is not your liberties of this country, and that this opinion that they have more christian circumstance has been the cause of the meekness and forbearance.
late act, and of all that bas of late “ If then you would know how you been done in favour of the Papifts. hould behave to Papifts here, the an
But the liberal-minded in the oppohswer is obvious, viz. in the very same tion were as much friends to the bill, manner in which you would have Pa. at the time of its pafling, az any in the pists behave to Protestants abroad. adminiftration, and even took a more. You should thew the favour you with active part in promoting it. Admit, to receive, and forbear as you with ting all that you allege, we ought to to be forborne with yourselves. rejoice, if, from any principle, men do
- You are no advocates, you say, what is in itself right. It is usual, in for perfecuting the Papists; and that the course of Divine Providence, for you, who affociated for the purpose of good to come out of evil; for men to getting a repeal of the late act in fa. mean one thing, and God, whose invour of ropery, were not the persons ftruments they are, another. who burned houses, demolimed the “ It is, however, by no meaos true, public prisons, and let a number of obat Popery, as such, is hostile to civil desperate banditti loose upon the pub liberty, though of late it has bappened lic. I am willing to hope that this to be To in this country. Was not all may have been the case. But hill, in Europe Catholic fome centuries ago? the very soliciting of the repeal of that, But were the princes more despotic, act, you applied to the civil authority or the people more abject Qaves than for power to lay persons professurig the they are now? The contrary is known Roman Catholic religion under such to be the case. Was there no spirit of reli&lions, and to expose them to such liberty in England before the Refor. penalties, as you would be very sorry, mation ? Are there not now Popish that you yourselves thould lie under,
Swiss Cantons as well as Protestant and be exposed to, if Divine Provia ones ? and for any thing that I know dence had fixed your abode in a Popish, to the contrary, they are equally zea. country:
lous republicans, and would with " The law you have taken so much equal reluctance submit to a foreign offence at only gave Papiits leave to, power, merely, because it was a cathopurchase lands, and took off some very