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der the patronage of the French Statues, a pantomimic dance, (Ber. Government.

lin-slander) is deserving of honour. It has been found by Dr. Nauche, able mention. This ballet, the music at Paris, that a person perfectly to which was composed by Rhigini, blind may be made to perceive very was danced by the Court at Berlin, lively and numerous flashes of light, under the direction of Mr. Hirt, by bringing one extremity of the the celebrated antiquarian. Dædavoltaic pi.einto communication with lus is here supposed, under the guid. the hand or foot, and the other with ance of Minerva, to have animated the face, skin of the head, and even whole groups of ancient heroes, the neck. That reiterated appli- There are ten of these groups; cations of Galvanism, when they and the whole is represented by comprehend the half trunk, produce Hummel, an artist of distinguished in the person subjected to them merit, in twelve excellently-designgreat agitation, many reveries, in- ed and coloured copperplates. In voluntary tears, increased secration the commentary, which accompaof the saliva, an acid alkaline taste, nies the prints, Mr. Hirt introduces a great secration of the urine, and his fair readers dancing into a increase of heat and transpiration, knowledge of the fairy-world of and of perspiration in the Galva- antiquity. nised parts. That the action of the Amethod has been discovered Galvanic fiuid may be increased by and practised with success, by M. drawing it off by a sharp point. Bertrand, at Metz, of extracting a

Journey to lont Blanc ......M. spirit from potatos. The process Forneret, of Lausanne, and the is as follows: Take 600lbs. of potaBaron de Dortheren, have under tos, and boil them in steam about take a new journey to Mont Blanc. three-quarters of an hour, till they After two day's travel, they arrived will fall to pieces on being touched. at the summit, when the tempestu. The vessel in which they are boiled cus weather obliged thein to sit roll. consists of a tub, somewhat inclined. ed up together with their guirles, In the lower part of it are two holes, for fear of being precipitated. The one for the purpose of bringing in cold which they felt here was six the steam produced in another vessel degrecs beneath the freezing point; over a coal fire, and the other made the variety of the air, and the ex- to carry off occasionally the contreme pungency of the cold, lace- densed water. After the potatos rated their lungs in so cruel a man- are boiled, they are crushed and ner, that they declared no motive diluted with hot water till they are should induce them ever to recom- of a liquid consistence; then add mcice so painful a journer.

twenty-five pounds of ground malt, Intind, Manager of the Berlin and two quarts of wort; the mixtheatre, equally distinguished as an ture is to be stirred, covered with a actor and a dramatic-writer, has cloth, and kept to the temperature deserved well of the Stage, by pub- of 15° of Reaumur, or of 66° nearly lishing a series of tasteful theatri- of Fahrenheit. After fermentation, cal decorations and costumes. He and the exhalation of the carbonic is the 'Talma of the Germans. The acid, the matter sinks down, and second number of this work has is fit for distillation. By means of appeared, and, like the first, con- two stiils, this mass mav be rectitains eight well executed plates in fied in one day, and it will produce small folio, exhibiting scenes from about forty-four quarts of spirit, the most favourite German dramas. worth a guinea and a half, while No. 2. viz. Oi ntes, the Parthian the whole cost, including coals and Ambassador (in the tragedy of Ro- labour, is about twenty-three shildogune) is drawn with striking lings and sixpence. The residuum ficcity, according to the antique. is good food for hogs. Another old work, Dædalus and his

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||Dr. Whitman's Account of the Student's Diary ........

81|| Greek Women............. 118 James Cook ...............

82|Dr. Whitman's account of the Legibility in Writing ·

Turkish procession ......... ib. Disputation .......

84 List of Monthly Publications in Marriage ........

London ................... 119 The Peruvian Religion .. 87| Account of Algiers ........... Mehrendorf Marriages ... 88|Specimens of Literary ResemThe Traveller....No.2. .... | 89] blance ................... 124 Critical Notices.....No. 2. ..... 91||Extracts from Drake's Literary On the impropriety of looking

Hours ................ into futurity ................

97 Extract on Immortality, from Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist 100|| Zollikofer's Sermons ........ CRITICISM.

| Abstract of the Report of the Paine's Ruling Passion ....... | Secretary of the Treasury ... 133 Wilson's History of the British Letter from William Cowper to Expedition ....... .......... 106|| Lady Hesketh ......

137 POETRY.....ORIGINAL. Account of Boethius ......... 138 Philanthropy..... A Prayer ..... 110 Story of Cecilia, from Literary To Laura offended ........... ib. Leisure .................. 141 Lines addressed to Dr. Jenner ib.||On the Arts called Imitative .... 144 Artaban the Robber...An extract from a manuscript poem ..... 111 • SELECTIONS.

Remarkable Occurrences ...... Memoirs of Count de Parades 112 Extracts from the correspondence Literary Intelligence .......... 158

of an American in France ... 115 | Note from the Editor ......... ib.

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A STUDENTS DIARY.......LETTER WRITING.

WE are often told that we may conduct. He had no small portion read an author's character in his of wit, and this power was in inworks, and that of all modes of com- cessant exercise in company. He position, letter writing is the most could very seldom be prevailed upon characteristic and descriptive. Are to discuss any subject soberly, to these assertions true? In what de- reason or to speculate, or to moralgree and respect are they true? ize, but his whole social life was one It is plain enough that books and invariable effort to be witty, to exletters are sufficient, and indeed, cite laughter: some good thing was the only proofs of a capacity for forever in his mouth, and like all writing books and letters, but this men who are habitually witty, he seems tobe all that they prove. They was nine times out of ten, extremely seem to let in but little light upon trite and dull, vet this man, the the actual deportment of the writer, moment he took up the pen to write upon his temper, his favourite pur- a letter or essay, forgot all his suits, and his habits of talking and mirth and jest, and became pensive, conversing.

sentimental, and poetical. To hear I am led to these remarks by him talk, one would think he never reading over the letters of my de- had a serious moment in his life.... ceased friend W....... What a He literally sung himself to sleep difference between his actual de- and awoke in a burst of laughter. portment and any notion of that To see the effusions of his pen, deportment to be collected by a one would imagine that he was a stranger, from his letters. His let. stranger to smiles, that he was ters to me are as unreserved and forever stecped in tears and wrapconfidential as letters can be, yet ped in melancholy, they form a picture totally the re. In this, there was nothing that verse of his conversation and his deserved to be called affectation or hypocrisy, since he corresponded tainly meet with many instances of only with those with whom he was men who write and talk under the occasionally in the habit of convers. dominion of habits and feelings diaing; and his tongue regaled them metrically opposite to each other, with unceasing jests, with just as and as a man's discourse is often at much facility as his pen saddened variance with his actions, so it them with its austerity or melted oftener happens that his letters are them with its pathos.

at variance with both his actions His sonnets and letters talk al- and his discourse. most altogether of love, and on this topic, no Petrarch was ever more ON OWHYHEE MAN. refined, tender and pathetic. The I have just been conversing with youth was forever in love, and was a captain * who has spent all his ail impassioned eloquence at the life in long voyages. He has been fect of an adored fair one; but his regaling me with a very amusing love was merely the exuberance of account of his residence in Otaheite. health and an ardent constitution. The novelty and elegance of Cook's, Consequently his devction was al- or rather cf Hawkesworth's deways bestowed upon the present scription of this island, has given olject, and never stood in the way it the same kind of celebrity, which of the most licentious indulgences. the same circumstances had previ

After receiving a letter fullof the ously conferred upon Tinian and mcst doleful eulogies of scmedivine Juan Fernandez. Eloquent and but refractory creature, and hinting circumstantial as Hawkesworth's at his resolutions to " shake off the narration is, I confess myself much yoke of inauspicious stars," I have better pleased, and much more achestened to his chambers to console curately informed by this talk with him, and found him at a log-table, my friend the captain; he is very obpresiding with marks of indiuite ligingly communicative, his descripsiitistiction, and kcering the inotly tions are connected with the story crew tliai Surrounded him in a con- of his perscnaladventures, and being stant war. Such was my friend, at hand to answer all questions, his and suchwere his letters; his tongue intelligence exactly mects my curiand his fen, his actions and his osity. written speculations were as oppc- After a good deal of talk he told site to each oilier as the poles. me he would shew me a curiosity,

Perhaps, in lecil, this case may and immediately called “ James be deemed an exception to general Cool:," into the cabin. A man imrules. There is another remarka- mediately made his appearance, ble instance, however, to the same about thirty years of age, of a mideffect in the letters lately published die stature, and remarkably athletic of the poet Cowper. They are in his make: he had a face full of almost all of them, to a certain smiles and good humour, and every degree, lively and witty. On one air and motion bespoke those feeloccasion, he appears conscious of ings that flow from exuberant health this inconsistency and alludes with and a total exemption from care... some surprize to the opposition be- His complexion was nearly the same tween the sprightly tenor of his with that of an American Indian, letters, and the drcadful gloom of and his hair, face, and figure, led his thoughts.

me tu suppose wlien I first glanced A man may counterfeit senti- my ere at him, that he was cne of ments and icerings with more suc- our own aboriginals. cess in letters then in discourse, and Thuis man, the captain informed thvuri it should seem that letiers, me, was a native of Owhyhee. He when writte without any motives to deceive, afford a pretty accuraie Ship Commerce, Ray, from Amcriterion of character, yet we cer- sterdam.

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