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by C. and A. Conrad and Co., in one entitled, « The Last Year of the volume, quarto. A work like this, Reign and Life of Louis XVI, by on a great national subject, must Francis Hus, one of the officers of excite a high degree of interest. In the king's chamber, named by that the present instance, we are confi- monarch, after the 10th of August, dent that the public expectation 1792, to the honour of continuing will not be disappointed ; and while - with him and the royal family, the Columbiad will be cited as a translated from the French, by R. monument of American genius, the E. Dallas, Esquire,” is putting to publishers are determined that this press by Mr. Jaines Humphreys. edition shall do equal honour to our In addition to the above, Mr. arts.

Humphreys has put to press, and

will speedily publishi, “ An account B. and T. Kite have in the press, lebrated divine, Hugh Blair, one of

of the Life and Writings of that ceand will publish early in Novem- the ministers of the high church, ber, Chaptal's Chemistry, with and professor of rhetoric and belles improvements and additions by lettres, in the university of EdinJames Woodhouse, M. D., professor burgh, by the late John Hill, LL.D, of chemistry in the university of Pennsylvania, in two volumes, octa- sity, and fellow of the royal society

professor of humanity in the univervo. They have also in the press, a

of Edinburgh.” letter on the Inoculation of the Vaccina ; practised in Sicily, by doctor Francesco Calcagni, translated from Mr. Thomas Dobson has issued the Italian, by Edward Cutbush, proposals for publishing, in one voM. D.-A sketch of the character, lume, octavo, The History of Bapand an account of the last illness of 'tism, by the Rev. R. Robinson, of the Rev. John Cowper, A. M. writ- Cambridge, England, abridged by ten by his brother, the late William the Rev. Samuel Jones, D. D. Cowper, Esq., of the Inner Temple. They have likewise issued propo

By late accounts from London sals for publishing Elements of Na.

we are informed, that an interesting tural Philosophy ; explaining the laws and principles of attraction,

compilation is preparing for the gravitation, mechanics, pneumatics, press, a transcript of which the auhydrostatics, hydraulics, electricity,

thor, an unwearied advocate in the and optics ; with a general view of mit here for publication, by an early

cause of humanity, intends to transthe solar system, adapted to public and private instruction, by John The History of the Rise, Progress,

opportunity It is to be entitled Webster, with notes and corrections, by Robert Patterson, profes. Event, the Abolition of the Slave

and Accomplishment of that Great sor of mathematics in the university Trade, by Thomas Clarkson, and of Pennsylvania.

will be comprised in two thick octa

vo volumes. Samuel F. Bradford will shortly publish a new and interesting work, entitled, A Portraiture of Metho The following new publications dism, being an impartial view of have appeared in the course of the the rise, progress, doctrine, disci. last month : pline, and manners, of the Wesley A Tour through Holland, along an methodists, by Joseph Nightin- the right and left banks of the Rhine gale.

to the south of Germany, in the summer and autumn of 1806. By

sir John Carr, author of the Stran. A very interesting work, received ger in France, Northern Summer, by the last arrivals from London, Stranger in Ireland, &c.

The Life of George Washington, youth, or too deeply impressed upon commander in chief of the armies of their memories. the United States of America throughout the war which established their independence, and first

The emperor of Russia has prepresident of the United States, by sented to Peter Dobell, Esq. of PhiDavid Ramsay, M. D., author of ladelphia, now resident in Canton, the History of the American Revo- lue, as a testimonial of his esteem

a diamond ring of considerable valution Lectures on the Catechism, on

for services rendered by that gentleConfirmation and the Liturgy of the

man to a Russian circumnavigator, Protestant Episcopal Church, de- who had put into the port of Canlivered to the students of that deno. ton. The ring is in the possession mination, in the Philadelphia aca

of a gentleman of this city. demy, to which is prefixed the Catechism, an appendix, and occasional A medal has lately been struck, prayers, with an address to parents, in this city, upon the retirement of sponsors, and guardians. Published Washington. It was engraved by for the use of that institution, by Reich, upon the designs of a person James Abercrombie, D. D., one of of taste; the head from a drawing the assistant ministers of Christ of Stuart's, sketched on purpose. church and St. Peter's, and director of the academy. Vols. 1st and 2d of the Life of

A diploma has been granted to Samuel Johnson, LL. D. Compre. George Washington Park Custis, hending an account of his studies Esq., of Virginia, by the agricultural and numerous works, in chronologi- society of Boston, for the improvecal order; a series of his Epistolaryments he has effected in the breed Correspondence and Conversations

of sheep. Of the samples of wool with many eminent persons; and

he presented, the weight of each various original pieces of his com

fleece averaged 41b, and is sheared position, never before published. The whole exhibiting a view of li. terature and literary men in Great Late donations and additions to Britain, for near half a century, du- the Philadelphia Museum : ring which he flourished, by James A large seal, called elephant seal, Boswell, Esq.

12 feet 6 inches long; together with

leopard and beaver seals, pinguins, A new pamphlet has made its


&c., presented by captain Ferris.

An East Indian pipe or hubblepearance in Kentucky, entitled * A View of the President's Con. bubble, moorish slippers, elegant duct concerning the Conspiracy of bracelets, &c., presented by Mr.

Samuel Parrish. 1806. By Joseph Hamilton Daviess, late attorney of the United States of

Specimens of penmanship written Kentucky.

for the museum; one of them exhibits the Lord's prayer, written in

one line 24 inches long, and again in We hear with pleasure that Mar a circle the size of one-sixth of a shall's Life of Washington has dime, written and presented by Mr. been introduced into several schools Samuel Lewis. in this city, and is taught as a book Nutmegs with the mace round of elementary instruction. We them, pinguins, &c., presented by wish that the example may be fol. captain J. W. Cox. lowed, and the practice rendered A collection of East Indian insects, general. The information contain- presented by Mr. Cunningham. ed in these volumes cannot be too A buck's horn, dug out of a well early instilled into the minds of our in Richmond, Virginia, at the depth

twice a year.

of 96 feet, presented by John Moys, Snuff-box made of the lava of Esq. Richmond.

Mount Vesuvius, and an Indian Å drawing of flowers, executed stone tobacco pipe, representing a by miss Sarah Rogers, of New York, grotesque Indian. who from her birth has not had the Animal Biography, 3 vols., octavo. use of her hands, holding the pencil, Introduction to the Ornithology pen, brush, or scissors, in her mouth, of the United States, by Alexander presented by William Hamilton, Wilson. Esq., Woodlands.

Spallanzani's Travels, 4 vols., ocHandsomely cut papers and needle tavo. work, by miss Ann M. Honeywell,

Abbe Lazzaro's Travels, of New York, who was born without Black's Lectures on Chemistry, 3 hands; she holds the paper or work vols., 8vo. in her toes, and the scissors' or O'Gallaghan's First Principles of needle in her mouth, occasionally Nature, 2 vols., 8vo. clearing the thread, &c., with the Zoonomia, or the Laws of Orstump of her arm; likewise her ganic Life, by Dr. Darwin, 2 vols., shoes, which exactly resemble the 8vo. diminutive shoes of the Chinese la. Trotter's Essay on Drunkenness, dies, presented by herself.

octavo. New patent washing machine, in Letters from the East, 2 vols., 8vo. vented by S. Willard, jun., New presented by judge Goldsborough, York.

Maryland. A collection of mosses and coral Melshiemer's Catalogue of Pennlines, presented by Mrs. Martha sylvania Insects, part first. Moore.

French and Flemish Dictionary, Another collection of ditto, to- printed at Rotterdam, in 1589, gether with chrystals, &c., froin presented by Mr. Samuel Lewis. Bath, presented by Mrs. Dilwin. Barton's Medical and Physical

Fossils, chiefly corals, formed on Journal, 2 vols., 8vo. the falls of the Ohio, and in a cave Farmer's Letters, 8vo., presented in the Great Barren, presented by Mr. James Ross. by Mr. Bickham.

Three jaw teeth of the Asiatic Arabic coins, found in the ruins of elephants, presented Mr. Nicholas the ancient city of Carieta, near Burns. Gibraltar, presented by Mr. Daniel Smith, Burlington.

Impression of the medal to com The 61st air voyage of the famodore Preble, presented by Mr. mous Mr. Blanchard, being the 11th George Armitage.

of his lady, was performed the 3d Seven Brazilian coins, from 1719 of August, near Rotterdam. Though to 1806, presented by Mr. Willet. every prospect appeared very fa

Chinese wooden bellows, a dag. vourable for the intended voyage, yet ger, and other curiosities from Owy. it was disturbed by an unfortunate hee and Java, presented by Mr. accident. A quarter after 6 o'clock, Charles Graff.

the beginning was made with filling Specimens of Irish turf, Dutch the montgolfiere, and before hali turf, and a loadstone from Schuyler's past 7 o'clock the balloon was permountain, presented by Mr. Talbot fectly ready, and left the ground; Hamilton.

but unfortunately took hold by an An ancient copper coin, dug from iron wire, on which it before had among the ruins of a triumphal arch been fastened, loosened itself vio. in Tripoli, presented by Mr. Henry lently, and received a large

large rift, Denison.

which occasioned the flying off of Specimens of Prussian Blue, ma. the balloon against a large tree, and nufactured in Philadelphia, and pre. thereby got an opening. Neverthesented by Mr. Caldcleugla.

less the voyage would have been

crowned with success had not the Great Britain, according to a cenballoon in rising into the air been sus taken in 1801. encountered by a whirlwind, which London, including Westminbrought the gallery into disorder, ster and Southwark 864,825 and enlarged the opening.


84.020 This ever before fortunate air Edinburgh, including Leith 82,560 traveller now fell out of the balloon, Liverpool

77,653 first upon the top of a house, and Glasgow

77,385 from thence on the ground, by Birmingham

73,670 which he received a large contu. Bristol

68,645 sion on his head, but is, however, in Leeds

53,252 a state of recovery.


44 194 It appeared madame Blanchard Sheffield

32,102 would have escaped better, by fall. Paisley

31,179 ing first on some trees, but her agi. Hull

29,156 tation on seeing the descension of Dundee

26,084 her husband, made such an impres. sion upon her organs of speech, that she is now in a kind of dumb The following is the amount of and lifeless state.

the British naval force up to the first of September : At sea 96 ships

of the line, 10 from 50 to 44 guns, There are in Great Britain, in 134 frigates, 153 sloops, &c., and cluding the army, navy, &c., inha. 199 gun brigs and other vessels. bitants

10.979,080 Total, 592. In port and fitting, Of which under 15 3,559,796 guard ships, &c., 74 ships of the line, From 15 to 20

6,744,847 8 from 50 to 44, 58 frigates, 42 Volunteers of the united

sloops, &c., and 48 gun brigs and kingdom

700,000 other vessels. Total, 178. BuildMilitia of Great Britain 70,388 ing, 34 ships of the line, 25 frigates, Persons employed in Eng

25 sloops, &c., and 4 gun brigs and land in agriculture 1,524,227 other vessels. Total, 88. lo ordiin trade and ma

nary, 42 ships of the line, 12 from nufactures

1,770,332 50 to 44, 54 frigates, 44 sloops, &c., In England there are

and 17 gun brigs and other vessels.

34,874,000 Total, 268. Grand total, 1,026. In Scotland

19,365,340 In Wales

2,370,000 There are in England, scarcely From the registers of deaths in four acres to each person, twelve the Russian empire, during the acres to each person in Scotland, year 1806, it appears that there di. and nearly ten to every person in ed in that period one between 145 Wales, about five acres to each and 150 years of age, one between person in Great Britain: three 130 and 135, four between 125 and acres well cultivated are supposed 130, six between 120 and 125, thirsufficient for each person.

ty-two between 115 and 120, twenThe inhabitants of Ire.

ty-six between 110 and 116, eightyland are

5,499,944 six between 105 and 110, a hun. There die in Great Bri.

dred and thirty-seven between 100 tain every year

332,708 and 105, and eleven hundred and Every month

23,582 thirty-four between 95 and 100. week

6,398 day

914 hour

40 On Saturday some very valuable three minutes

2 pictures were sold at Mr. Christie's Number of inhabitants in the rooms in Pall-mall, London, but thirteen largest cities and towns in that by which the collection v


eminently distinguished was the The following is a list of the prinwoman taken in adultery, the cele- cipal pictures, and the prices at brated chef-d'oeuvre of Rembrandt. which they were knocked down. There are some circumstances in the

Guineas. history of this picture which de. Sea Piece, Rembrandt,

470 serve to be stated. It was painted Neptune's Grotto,

410 by Rembrandt for his patron the St. Jerome, L. Da Vinci, 540 burgomaster Six, and occupied se. Landscape, Evening, Claude, 1800 ven months of the artist's time. It Le Montin Favori, Corregio, 800 remained in the burgomaster's fami. Virgin and Child, Corregio,

3000 ly until last year, when his descend- Woman taken in adultery, ant, who was ruined by the revolu Rembrandt,

5000 tion in Holland, found himself under the necessity of selling this last memorial of taste and munificence Upwards of three hundred years of his ancestor. The purchaser was ago, that important officer called obliged to use great precautions to the master of the ceremonies, who prevent it from falling into the officiated for Julius II, ranked the hands of those rapacious agents of powers of Europe in the following Bonaparte, who are employed to order : plunder every country that has fall. 1 The emperor of Germany, en under his power of its best works 2 King of the Romans, of art.

The picture was secretly 3 France, moved to a port on the Baltic, 4 Spain, where it was shipped for England. 5 Arragon, Since it has been in Mr. Christie's 6 Portugal, rooms, sir Francis Baring offered

7. England, 4000 guineas for it; but it was final

8 Sicily, ly knocked down at 5000.

9 Scotland, painting, it has never been excelled.

10 Hungary, There is a kind of magic effect 11 Navarre, produced by its colour, after which

12 Cyprus, we search in vain among the known 13 Bohemia, principles and common practices. of 14 Holland,

A magnificence, a splendour, 15 Denmark, and brilliancy are united with a de 16 Republic of Venice, licacy, freshness, and transparency,

17 Duke of Brittany, which has never been rivalled, and 18 Duke of Burgundy, whilst every thing that the pallet 19 Elector of Bavaria, could supply has been tributary to 20 Elector of Brandenburgh, the artist's hand, the whole has 21 Elector of Saxony, been so skilfully subdued, and kept 22 Archduke of Austria, down to its proper tone and just 23 Duke of Savoy, harmony, that nothing has been left 24 Grand duke of Florence. predominant, or decided, or gaudy. Russia, Prussia, and Sweden do By the most happy union and con not appear in the catalogue : and trast, a regularity of effect has been the papal sovereign, who presided diffused over the whole ; and whilst over the college princes, has now, the most powerful colours which in a manner, withdrawn from the belong to the Gula, and the Tri. political hemisphere. umph, have been employed, the genius of the painter has enabled him, by opposition and contrast, to make On Monday, August 10, as some the grand effect of his composition workmen were digging for the founfall under that class which compre- dation of a house near the Mount, hends the sober, the solemn, and without Micklegate Bar, York, Engthe sublime.

land, they broke intoa yault about four

As a


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