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fee, the infallible method, in this country, of, may use that term, for the pliable parts which establishing good understanding and hospita are not so visible in a mature subject (like the lity. I inquired what had taken place at Conjoints of a lobster's body), were transparent, stantinople. Our host raised his head, and and I could therefore see the internal move. without ceasing to attend to his coffee and his ments: after remaining a few minutes in this fire, began : “My soul! Sultan Mahmoud, our state, the pulsation became considerably slowlord, will have janissaries no longer then! er, and at the same time the wings began to What will become of us, if the pachas and grow, the first process was the cjection of a grandees are able to eat us as they like? We yellow fluid from the body, which shot very must all fly; we must become Kurds. Our rapidly into the nervure of the wings, and sayas are now all agog; but they must still seemed to strengthen them. Their further depay carash, ispresh, and meeree; their taxes velopment continued to proceed from the will be increased; nay (God protect us from base : the action resembled the convulsions of it!) perhaps even Mussulmans will have to pay a bit of parchment in the fire, and the wings, them. God knows if these changes are for the from the nervures being tense, were very like better! But the chief of the Muscovite dogs a leaf of Savoy cabbage. in about a quarter of has taken advantage of this opportunity to re an hour they had atlained to their full size, but volt against the son of the slave (the Grand not strength : one side was perfected before the Seignor), because he would not make him a other was half done; the colours and pencil. king, any more than his brother, Constantine ling grew more evident and brilliant, as the the drunkard. The six other infidel kings wings increased in size, which was the most have also revolted; they will pay tribute no beautiful part of the process. The moth at longer, and they will force the true believers to last turned itself heels over head, and then chastise them. Sultan Mahmoud has become walked about a little, but was very dull, and an infidel; he adopts the customs and the ha- the wings did not attain their inaximum of bits of infidels; they say that he is about to es- strength till about five hours after, when a cotablish quarantines, as if there was no longer pious evacuation took place, and it immediately such a thing as predestination. It is that dog, became quite lively.-- Magazine of Natural that son of a dog, Mehemed Ali Pacha, who has | History, No. 6. suggested all this. God grant that his eyes may burst!' 'Inshallah! Inshallah!' exclaimed in chorus all who were present: after which REVOLVING MASTS.-Lieutenant Shuldham, they relapsed into their habitual abstraction."
of the Royal Navy, has lately introduced to public notice an invention which, should it an
swer his expectations, will effect a complete MEMORIES.-A French professor of the Art, alteration in the mode of managing ships. of Memory, asked his pupils “ where was Joan Perhaps the enemies of innovation may lift up of Arc born?" None could tell. “Well then,”
their voices at once against a plan that threatsaid the professor, “ remember, she was born ens to extinguish the tars of Old England. He at Donremi, near Vaucouleurs. And how will is going to do away ropes and rigging, braces you remember this? Remember Don, the and haulyards, and banish from use the uncSpanish title, as we say Dom or Don Quixote ; tous substance that gives them their shortest and, as for Remi, remember the name of St. and most favoured naine. A ship will then be Remi, Archbishop of Rheims, who consecrated as clean and bright as a drawing room fireKing Clovis. And now, for your lesson. Ste place; our sailors may wear gloves and use phanie, my child, where was Joan of Arc born?” perfumes, like fair ladies, and may realize the
“ Monsieur, she was born at Rheims, where old woman's notion of having nothing to do she consecrated King Clovis."
but sit still and let the wind blow them along. “ Poh, child; Julius, tell me who was the
The invention consists in making the whole Archbishop of Rheims.”
mast of the vessel turn round on its end. It “ Monsieur, he was Don Quixote."
passes through the deck of the vessel as usual; but instead of being fixed in the keel, it there
turns on its own end. The machinery for First DEVELOPMENT OF A PERFECT But turning it consists, in the model we momentaTERFLY, or Moth.-Sir, Although in Kirby rily inspected, of a series of booms worked on and Spence's valuable work there is an inte deck. The mast is supported by wooden beams resting description of the first development of instead of rigging; the yards can be hoisted the butterfly, yet I take the liberty of sending up and lowered down, and the sails reefed by you an account of an instance which fell under similar machinery to that which turns round my own observation, as it contains some parti- the mast. No masts are stepped one above culars which do not appear in their narration. another; the sails, in the model, actually work
The moth (Phalæ'na pavonia, emperor) themselves; and are trimmed by the force of which I observed, was about five minutes get the wind in the best possible manner, either to ting out of its tomb ; its wings were at first exert their greatest effect in impelling the vessmall, shrivelled, and fabby, its body very sel, or, in case of sudden tempests, to shiver large and unwieldy; for the first five minutes harmless in the wind. Lieutenant Shuldham's after its exit it did nothing but stretch its legs, idea, we believe, is quite novel. The plan is and lie first on one side and then on the other; not yet co:nplete. We understand, however, it afterwards lay gently down on its back, with that the Admiralty has so far given the plan its its wings lying negligently at each side ; its sanction, as to order a vessel to be fitted pulse ał this period was at 60, for, as it lay Woolwich under the inventor's directi
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NATURE AND Art.-" The natural school of erudite person on some grand question of phíacting” is much talked of and admired : is the losophy, being boasted of in Coleridge's hear. excellence implied accurately understood ? ing as a mighty achievement, the latter bluntly When Partridge sees Garrick in Hamlet, on answered "Had there been a man of genius the appearance of the spirit, he despises his among you, he would have settled the point in acting, objecting that he himself should have five minutes." “ looked in the very same manner, and done Having been introduced to a well known wit just as he did," had he beheld a ghost. This is and professed jester, and his own silence being considered as a cavil containing the highest complained of, he said he should no more think commendation, and proving the exact truth of of speaking where Mr. was present, Garrick's representation. But is it so ? are we than of interrupting an actor on the stage. to deny nature its modifications? are its forms Mr. Coleridge preferred Salvator Rosa to and modes of manifestation, in the extreme Claude, therein erring. He however spoke agitations of the soul, identical and unvarying eloquently and feelingly of pictures, where in character from the prince to the clown? It the subject matter was poetical, and where is on the affirmative assumption that Par. “more was meant than met the eye.". Thus tridge's remark is accounted praise; but we he described the allegorical picture by Giotto in question the fact involved as granted. Habit, the cemetery at Pisa, the Triumph of Death, as is tritely said, makes a second nature; and where the rich, the young, and the prosperous, consequently the different conditions of men are shrinking in horror and dismay from the inust in some degree alter their impressions grim monster; and the wretched, the cripple, and the manifestation of them. Surprise and and the beggar, are invoking his friendly aid, terror would never produce on a philosophic both in words and tones worthy of the subject. prince, the gross physical expressions they Mr. Coleridge's was the only conversation we would call forth from an ignorant clown. The ever heard in which the ideas seemed set to apparition would in the prince agitate various music-it had the materials of philosophy and thoughts of the mind, to which the clown must the sound of music; or if the thoughts were be a stranger. To pass from the illustrations sometimes poor and worthless, the accompaniof fiction to examples of reality: John Hunter, ment was always fine. after severe study, on raising his eyes from his He stated of Henderson, the actor, or some book saw a spectre seated in the chair opposite person of whom a very indifferent jest was reto him. How did nature comport itself on this peated, that it was the strongest proof of his occasion ? did Hunter stare as Partridge would ability, and of the good things be must have have done? did his eyes start from their socko said to make his bad ones pass current. ets? did his hair stand on end, and his tongue He characterized the Prometheus Bound of cleave to the roof of his mouth? No-simply Æschylus, as being less a drama than an Ode because the nature of Hunter was not the na to Justice. ture of a Partridge or a booby, but the nature He said that formerly men concealed their of a philosopher; and accordingly he applied vices; but now, in the change of manners and his fingers to his pulse, found it galloping the laxity of theories, they boasted of those at a hundred and thirty, rose, rung the bell, they had not. sent for a surgeon, and bled away the appari He sometimes told a story well, though but tion of his heated brain.-Spectator.
rarely. He used to speak with some drollery and unction of his meeting in his tour in Ger.
many with a Lutheran clergyman, who exMEMORABILIA of MR. COLERIDGE.—Being pressed a great curiosity about the fate of Dr. asked which he thought the greater man, Milo Dodd in a Latin gibberish which he could not ton or Shakspeare, he replied that he could at first understand. “ Doctorem Tott, Doctor. hardly venture to pronounce an opinion :-that em Tott! Infelix homo, collo suspensus!"-he Shakspeare appeared to him to have the called out in an agony of suspense, fitting the strength, the stature of his rival, with infinitely action to the word, and the idea of the revemore agility; but that he could not bring him. rend divine just then occurred to Mr. Coleself after all to look upon Shakspeare as any ridge's imagination. The Germans have a thing more than a beardless stripling, and that strange superstition that Dr. Dudd is still wanif he had ever arrived at man's estate, he dering in disguise in the Hartz forest in Ger. would not have been a man, but a monster of many; and his Prison Thoughts are a favourintellect.
ite book with the initiated.-Atlas. Being told that Mrs. Woolstonecroft exerted a very great ascendancy over the mind of her husband, he said," It was always the case : OXFORD AND LOCKE.--By Lord Grentille. people of imagination naturally took the lead 800. London, 1829. Murray.-The object of of people of mere understanding and acquire this pamphlet is to vindicate Oxford from a ment."
This was scarcely doing justice to the charge long made against it, and incidentally author of Caleb Williams.
revived by Dugald Stewart. This charge is the He spoke of Mackintosh as deficient in ori. expulsion of the famous author of the - Essay ginal resources: he was neither the great mer on the Human Understanding." Lord Grenchant nor manufacturer of intellectual riches; ville, as an Oxonian, and Chancellor of the but the ready warehouseman, who had a large great University, boldly takes up the cause, assortment of goods, not properly his own, and and refers to sufficient documents to prove that who knew where to lay his hand on whatever the University had nothing whatever to do he wanted. An arguinent which he had sus. with the actual ejection of its brightest honour Cained for three hours together with another and ornament from its walls but that it was in
every sense the work of a force put upon the healer of bodies, “if you were to give me a University, the result of an act of tyranny ex roasted angel, I would not stay." ercised by Charles the Second, in his zeal for conciliating the Papists, guided by a profligate and infidel minister, Sunderland, and having for his immediate tool a base and time serving From the Journal of a Naturalist.-" The dignitary, Dr. Fell, head of Christ church. effects of atmospheric changes upon vegetation
Locke had been private secretary to Lord have been noticed in the rudest ages; even the Shaftesbury, and, in the general flight from simplest people have remarked their influence the odious tyranny of the court, he had gone to on the appetites of their cattle, so that to Holland. He had some trifling emolument like a rabbit before rain" has become proverfrom a studentship in his College ; and, as ty bial, from the common observance of the fact; ranny strikes alike at the great and the hum but the influence of the electric fluid upon the ble, the retired student was as much an object common herbage has not been, perhaps, so geof persecution as the noble. It was determined nerally perceived. My men complain to-day, to strip the exile of this paltry provision. Lord that they cannot
that they “ cannot any Sunderland therefore wrote to Fell to have how make a hand of it,” as the grass hangs him expelled. Fell's dishonest and cringing about the blade of the sithe, and is become answer was, that “ Locke's conduct while in
tough and woolly; heavy rains are falling to the College had been too guarded to allow of the southward, and thunder rolls around us; any handle for proceeding against him, though this indicates the electric state of the air, and he had been more than once assailed by provo points out the influence that atmospheric temcations and conversations to betray himself, so perature and condition have upon organized far as to come within the grasp of authority; and unorganized bodies, though, from their nathat he had, however, been summoned to re ture, not always manifested, all terrestrial subside, and must consequently either put himself stances being replete with electric matter. In within the reach of government, if they had the case here mentioned, it appears probable other matter against him; or, by non-appear
that the state of the air induced a temporary ance, make himself liable to expulsion for con degree of moisture to arise from the earth, or tumacy: but that, if this method would not sa to be given out by the air, and that this moistisfy the King, his Majesty, as founder and vi ture conducted the electric fluid to the vegetasiter of the College, had power to remove him tion of the field. Experiments prove that elecby mandate.”
tric matter, discharged into a vegetable, wiThe suggestion was adopted; the sign ma thers and destroys it; and it appeared to me at nual countersigned by the Secretary of State; the time-but I am no electrician-that an inall the powers of angry tyranny were set in ferior or natural portion of this fluid, such as motion; and the Dean and Chapter obeyed was then circulating around, had influenced without remonstrance. Fell's letter, which at my grass in a lower degree, so as not to wither, some length describes his laying traps for the but to cause it to flag, and become tough, or, student under his protection, and which Lord as they call it in some counties, to “ wilt;" the Grenville describes, and most justly, as farina of the grass appeared damper than is “ stamped with an indelible brand of servility usual, by its hanging about the blades of the and hypocrisy," is given in an Appendix. sithes more than it commonly does; the stone
removed it, as the men whetted them, just at the edge, but they were soon clogged again.
As the thunder cleared away, the impediments ANECDOTE OF NAPOLEON.-At the famous became less obvious, and, by degrees, the diffiinterview at Erfurt, when dining with the Em culties ceased. The observance of local facts, peror of Russia and an elite of kings, Bonaparte though unimportant in themselves, may at began a sentence with “ When I was an ensign times elucidate perplexities, or strengthen conin the regiment of La Fère,”—M. de Bausset, clusions."-pp. 356, 357. who stood facing the royal diners within a few feet, tells us that these words produced a lively emotion among the crowned heads—a shudder, we suppose, ran from one end of the line to the BALANCING OF EGGS ON A BARE ROCK.—The other, to think of the lump of illegitimacy they following singular fact is stated by the celewere cringing to.
brated Harvey, the discoverer of the circulation of the blood, in his ingenious work, "De
Generatione." A bird (Alca Pica, Linn.) lays DISTASTE TO PRAYING.-M. Grossi, an emi only one egg, which, without making any nest nent physician of Savoy, invited lo dine with or preparation for its reception, she deposits on Count Picon, Governor of Savoy, arrived too the top of a sharp acute stone, and with such soon, and found his excellency at prayer. He firmness that she can leave it and return to it was asked to join in the devotions, which he with safety. If the egg should be removed by consented to after some grimaces, and fell upon any means, it can never be replaced, and rolls his knees. Hardly however had he recited iwo thence into the sea. The spoi, as I have said, ates, when, unable to hold out any longer, he is encrusted with a white cement, and the egg, suddenly rose, seized his cane, and went off as soon as it is laid, is slimed over with a soft without saying a word. The Count ran after and viscous humidity, which quickly causes its him crying, “ M. Grossi, M. Grossi ! stop-we adhesion to the rock, as firmly as if they had have below on the spit an excellent red par been fastened together with bars of iron.
Literary Intelligence. for the Cabinet Cyclopædia, a Popular History
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Waldenses, &c., has in the press a Christian
Biographical Dictionary, comprising the lives The literary world, by the excitement of the of such persons in every country, and in every political one, is deprived of its ordinary share age, since the revival of literature, as have disof novelty, both the announcement of new pub tinguished themselves by their talents, their lications, and the usual quota of information, on sufferings, or their virtues. subjects of fresh interest, being greatly abridg. ed. Among the few notices of works about to The Publishers of the Boy's Own Book har appear are the following:-a Novel, by an Offi- nearly ready the Young Lady's Book, a novel cer of the 4th Dragoons, describing the exploits and elegant volume, highly embellished, deof his regiment; another Novel, of the De Vere voted to the most favourite pursuits and recreclass, entitled, D'Erbine, or the Cynic; and a ations of Young Ladies. new edition of Mr. Coleridge's Poetical Works,
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INDEX TO VOLUME XIV.
Clapperton's Second Expedition, 506.
Lyrical Ballads, 459.
Proctor (a Young Sculptor), 46.
Fanshawe, Lady, 551.
Fanshawe, Memoirs of Lady, 551.
See Voyages and Travels.
Rovigo, Memoirs of, 103.