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in the simple idea of a seat upon wheels tire range of green and hot houses, accorddriven forward by the feet acting upon the ing to the original projection.-Glasgore. ground. The fore part (vorhandene aus- Internal Prosperity of the Highlands.ishrung) in particular, consists of a riding It is calculated that the black cattle, wool, seat upon two double-shoed wheels running sheep, and herrings, sold and sent from the after each other, so that they can go upon Highland district of Scotland, north of the the footways, which, in summer, are al- Spey, to the other quarters of the kingdom, most always good. To preserve the bal- within the last six months, amount in value ance, a little board, covered and stuffed, is to at least £500,000 ; a greater sum than placed before, on which the arms are laid, was perhaps ever before received in one and in front of which is the little guiding year, for the whole produce of this district. pole, which is held in the hand to direct the We are happy in being able to state, that route. These machines will answer very these great branches of our provincial exwell for couriers and other purposes, and ports, have been at no period in more floureven for long journies ; they do not weigh ishing circumstances than at present. And 50 pounds, and can be had with travelling it gives us much pleasure also to mention, pockets, &c. in a very handsome and dur- that the only extensive manufactories in this able form, for a mere trifle.
quarter, viz. those of hemp bagging, begin Botanic Garden.—We have much plea- to participate likewise in the rapidly returncure in learning, that a Royal Charter has ing prosperity of the country.--Inverness been received, constituting the proprietors Courier, of our botanic garden into a body politic Royal Geological Society of Cornwall.and corporate, by the name and title of the The Fifth Anniversary Meeting of this PaRoyal Botanic Institution of Glasgow. It triotic Association, was held in the Society's is the first institution of the kind in Scot- New Museum, in Penzance, on Tuesday, land so honoured. The directors had con- the 6th instant. The meeting was numeceived, that a seal of cause from the corpo- rously and most respectably attended, and ration of the city would have given them a many very valuable and interesting papers sufficient “ Persona standi in judicis," but were read; of which we are enabled to prethe property lying without the burgh, they sent our readers with a short account, through resolved, under the advice of their venerable the kindness of a member of the Society. and learned president, and other legal From this, we doubt not, it will appear, friends, on applying, by memorial, to the that this Institution continues to flourish, Prince Regent for a royal charter. The proud monument of the liberality and public expense incurred in obtaining it has been spirit of the gentlemen of this county. On much less than usual, their agents in Edin. this occasion, the new and commodious aburgh and London having given, in the most partments of the Society were completely handsɔme and liberal manner, their valu- filled ; and it must have been particularly able professional services gratuitously. gratifying to the members, as affording a
The royal charter will give additional se proof of the general interest taken in their curity to the property, and increased effi- labours, to see so very numerous an assemciency to the laws and regulations, of the blage of ladies; there being, we are informinstitution, besides other present advan-ed, not fewer than 60 of these fair auditors tages, and may lead the way to some of present. The Chair was taken at 12 o'clock, great importance.
by the President, Mr Gilbert, who was supIt is highly honourable to our city and ported and assisted by the Vice-Patron, university to have formed such an estab- Lord De Dunstanville. Among the memlishment for the advancement of science as bers present, were, Sir Rose Price, Sir Chris. our botanic garden, which is daily visited as topher Hawkins, and most of the gentlemen a leading object of curiosity by the strangers of the neighbourhood, as well as from Truwho come to Glasgow. Hardly a ship now ro, Redruth, Helston, &c. &c. The sitting arrives in the Clyde from our foreign settle. lasted from twelve to half-past three, when ments that does not bring some rare seeds, the members retired to the Hotel, where or other donations, and were we allowed, they partook of an elegant dinner, and spent we could mention many very generous acts
the evening in the greatest cordiality and in its favour, by individual proprietors, and harmony. An account of the papers read other friends of the science.
at the meeting will be given in our next The directors have found it necessary to All the officers of the Society were reconstruct an additional hothouse for a con- elected, and the following gentlemen cho. servatory and for stove-plants, 'It is in- sen Vice-Presidents, and Members of the tended to have it heated by steam, which Council for the ensuing year: viz.-will be introduced into the other houses, if Vice-Presidents.—Sir C. Hawkins, Bart. found to answer the expectations enter- W. Rashleigh, Esq. F. H. Rodd, Esq. Rev. tained.
John Rogers. The Directors, we understand, look for- Members of the Council.-Jos. Carne, L. ward to enrolling a number of new pro- C. Daubuz, Ř. W. Fox, Jun. W. R. Hill, prietors next season, by which addition to H. Grylls, S. Davey, S. John, H. P. Trethe funds of the institution they will be en- menheere, Esquires, Rev. W. Hockin, and abled, when advisable, to complete the en- Captain E. Scobell, R. N.
A curious discovery has recently been quicklime, could readily be procured, solu. made at Tarn, a small commune near Va- tions of these substances sprinkled into lence, in the department of the Drome. An wells, cavities, vats, &c. containing carboindividual, on digging rather deeply in the nic gas, would speedily absorb the deleteground, found a very curious object, which rious air, and thus prevent its destructive may ultimately figure in the galleries of the consequences upon persons, who, not aware Museum of Natural History. It is the of their danger, had incautiously ventured body of an elephant, which lay buried in into such places. But when accidents of the soil ; the head only has been exposed. this kind occur, these substances can seldom The mayor of the commune has forbidden be obtained either quickly enough or in suffurther research until means can be adopted ficient quantity to answer the purpose in for raising the skeleton of the animal. Here view, so that, in general, life would be gone is a fresh subject for the discussion of geo- before we could avail ourselves of their chelogists.--Paris Paper.
mical properties. In these circumstances we Suffocation by Curbonic Acid Gas.-Se- beg to suggest that probably the most effecveral instances have lately occurred of the tual remedy for the evil is to pour water from fatal effects of carbonic acid gas, upon per- a common watering-pan into the place consons who had inhaled that pernicious air. taining the noxious air. This will produce The manner in which this gas operates, in a two-fold effect : the water dispersed in causing suffocation, has not been distinctly drops will be in the most favourable circumascertained ; but it is generally supposed to stances for absorbing the gas, while it will produce an instantaneous irritation of the carry down with it a large portion of pure larynx or wind-pipe, and, by shutting that air, upon the principle of the water-blowing organ, to suspend the power of respiration machine. The quantity of water necessary It is probable, however, that it has a more for the purpose will not be so great as to diffused influence over the system, and that endanger suffocation by drowning; and at its action, as a sedative, extends to the lungs, any rate, the person exposed to it, would and even to the heart itself; as Bergman, have a greater chance of surviving, even if the celebrated Swedish chemist, ascertained, he were completely immersed in water, than that animals deprived of life by this subtile if he were to remain the same length of time poison, present no signs of irritability the surrounded by an atmosphere of carbonic moment they become lifeless,-a sufficient acid gas. Not a moment should be lost in proof of its paralyzing influence over the pouring in the water, and if no wateringnervous system. But in whatever manner pan is at hand, the water should be laved in it produces its deadly effects, the instances expeditiously with the hand. To some of of these are so numerous, as to render it ex. our readers it may be necessary to state, that tremely desirable to be acquainted with the suffocating air extricated from fermentsome method by which we may either checking liquors, and burning charcoal, is the its operation, or counteract its destructive same as the air we have denominated car. properties. If the caustic alkalis, or slaked bonic acid gas.
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ernment of the Territory of New South Picturesque Delineation of the Southern Wales, in the Year 1817; by John Oxley, Coast of England; engraved by W. B.Cooke Esq. Surveyor-General of the Territory, and and G. Cooke, from Original Drawings by Lieutenant of the Royal Navy. With a J. M. W. Turner, R.A. ; with appropriate large map, 4to.
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Cockburn of the Royal Artillery. To be An Account of the Mission from Cape completed in Four Parts. Part II. Folio. Coast Castle to the Kingdom of Ashantee, The Thames, a picturesque Delineation in Africa ; comprising its History, Laws, of the most beautiful Scenery on the Banks Superstitions, Customs, Architecture, Trade, of that noble River, from its Source to its &c To which is added, a Translation, Confluence with the Sea ; engraved by W. from the Arabic, of an Account of Mr B. Cooke and George Cooke, from Original Park's Death, &c. By Thomas Edward Drawings, made expressly for the Work, by Bowdich, Esq. Conductor and Chief of the S. Owen, and other eminent Artists. No V. Embassy. With a Map, and several Plates Royal 4to. of Architecture, Costumes, Processions, &c. Museum Criticum ; or, Cambridge Clas, In one 4to volume.
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the year 1811, to the last Dissolution of Second Memoir on Babylon ; containing Parliament. an Enquiry into the Correspondence between A satirical Novei, entitled, the Englishthe ancient Descriptions of Babylon, and man in Paris, with Sketches of remarkable the Remains still visible on the Site. Sug. Characters, is nearly ready for publication. gested by the “ Remarks” of Major Ren. In the press, Remarks on the present pel, published in the Archæologia ; by Clau- State of Musical Instruction, with the Prodius James Rich, Esq. 8vo.
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Majesty, &c. &c. Account of the delusive Engagements upon A Catalogue is now in preparation of the which it was fitted out; the Proceedings, Library of the late M. Milan. It consists Distresses, and ultimate Fate of the Troops ; of 22,000 volumes. The Prussian Governwith Observations and authentic Informa:
ment, it is said, bas made proposals for the tion, elucidating the real Character of the purchase of this valuable collection for the Contest, as respects the Mode of Warfare, purpose of bestowing it on the University and present State of the Independent Ar. lately founded at Bonn. mies; including a Detail of the Difficulties Dr J. Carey has in the press a new edi. encountered by the Author, after his bri. tion of Dryden's Virgil,” with Remarks gade had been disbanded, and put ashore on on the Text, as corrected from Dryden's the Island of Saint Bartholomew; and of own folio edition. his ultimately being compelled to work his The same gentleman has also forthcoming Passage to England as a Seaman on board a a new edition of his Latin Prosody made West Indiaman ; by James Hackett, First casy, and Drakenborch's Livy. The Re. Lieutenant in the late Artillery Brigade. gent's pocket edition." 8vo.
Shortly will be published, a Graphic and Picturesque Views of the celebrated Anti- Historical Description of the City of Edinquities of Pola ; by Thomas Allason, Arë burgh, comprising a Series of Views of its chitect. Engraved by W. B. Cooke, George most interesting Remains of Antiquity, Cooke, and Henry Moses. Handsomely Public Buildings, and Picturesque Scenery, printed in 1 vol. royal folio,
The Drawings have been made by J. and Monumental Effigies of Great Britain ; H. S. Storer, who will likewise engrave the consisting of Etchings from Figures execut- plates. ed by the Sculptor, and introduced into our Mr Thomas Faulkner, the very ingeni. Cathedrals and Churches as Memorials for ous author of the Histories of Chelsea and the Dead ; from the Norman Conquest to Fulham, announces, by subscription, an the Reign of Henry VIII. Drawn and Account of the History and Antiquities of etched by C. A. Stothard, jun. No IX. Kensington and its Environs ; interspersed
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friend of Thomson, was preceptor. TogethDr Granville is preparing a Series of Meer with a compilation, including the critis moirs on the present Ştate of Science and cisms and essays on Thomson's Works, by Scientific Institutions in France ; contain Murdoch, Johnson, Cibber, Warton, Aikin, ing a Descriptive and Historical Account of Anna Seward, &c. The volume will be dethe Royal Garden of Plants, the Royal In- dicated, by permission, to the Earl of Bucha stitute, the Polytechnic School, the Faculty an, whose name, in many ways, has been of Sciences, the College of France, and the long associated with that of Thomson. Cabinet of Mineralogy, the Public Libraries, Mr Zachariah Jackson will soon publish, the Medical School, and the Hospitals, with in an octavo volume, a Restoration of 700 plans of the latter, never before published, passages to their pristine beauty, which, in &c. &e Interspersed with anecdotes and the Plays of Shakspeare have hitherto rebiographical sketches of all the eminent mained corrupt. characters who have appeared in France Essays on the Institutions, Government, during and since the Revolution, in the va- and Manners of the States of Ancient rious departments of Science.
Greece; by Henry David Hill, D.D. ProA Prospectus is in circulation of a new fessor of Greek in the University of St Anweekly paper, to be entitled “ The Cale- drews. 8vo. donian," which is to appear in November, A Series of Chronological Tables of His. at the cheap rate of Ad. each number, for tory and Literature, consisting of Twelve the purpose of diffusing more extensively a Tables of History and four of Literature ; knowledge of the progress of science, litera- translated from the German of Professor ture, manners, and political opinions in Bredow, of the University of Breslau, by Scotland.
Major Bell. royal folio. Messrs Treuttel and Wurtz, publishers Charenton; or, the Follies of the Age ; of Schweighæuser's Herodotus, in 12 vols a Philosophical Romance ; translated from 8vo, have felt it necessary to caution the the French of M. Lourdoueix. 8vo. public against a mutilated and imperfect re- The Tour of Africa, containing a concise print of it; and, in their own defence, have Account of all the Countries in that Quarter reduced the price of the five-guinea edition of the Globe, hitherto visited by Europeans ; to four guineas, and the nine-guinea copy with the Manners and Customs of the Into eight guineas.
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French toward them ; by Lieut. Elmhirst. Mr Westalt has, in a considerable state of Night ; a descriptive Poem ; by E. Ellis forwardness, a Series of Illustrations to Mr ott, jun, foolscap 8vo. Campbell's Pleasures of Hope, and Ger- The History of Raymond and Madame trude of Wyoming, which will be engraved Pyrreau. Two volumes. By the Author by Mr Charles Heath ; forming a union of of John De Castro, Elsmere and Rosa, &c. the talents of two of the most ingenious ar. A Year and a Day; a Novel. Two vo. tists of our age and nation, in combination lumes. By Madame Panache, Author of with the works of one of the best modern Manners. poets.
Castles in the Air, or the Whims of my In November will be published, Time's Aunt; a Novel. Three volumes. By Miss Telescope for 1819; serving as a complete Halliday. guide to the Almanack ; containing an ex- The Bard of the West ; commonly called planation of saints' days and holidays, with Eman ac Knuck, or Ned of the Hills ; an sketches of comparative chronology, astro- Irish Historical Romance, founded on facts nomical occurrences in every month, and a of the Seventh Century ; by Mrs Peck. naturalist's diary.
Three volumes. Speedily will be published (introductory C. F. Wieles, Esq. has in the press, Las to a superb edition of the Seasons, &c. with mioli, a Novel, in three volumes. original illustrations and embellishments), a The Rev. Archdeacon Nares is printing, new Biographical Memoir of James Thom- in a 4to volume, Illustrations of difficult son ; which will contain many interesting Words and Phrases occurring in the Engincidents of his early life, and that of his ru- lish Writers of the age of Queen Elzabeth The Rev. Dr Chalmers of Glasgow will EDINBURGH.
shortly publish a volume of Sermons, preached by him in the Tron Church Glasgow.
An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin The Edinburgh Encyclopædia ; or Dic. of Public Wealth, and into the Means and tionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Causes of its Increase ; by the Earl of LauLiterature ; conducted by David Brewster, derdale. Second Edition, with considerable LL. D. Fellow of the Royal Societies of Lond. additions. One vol. 8vo. and Edin. &c. &c. 4to, and illustrated by Commentaries on the Laws of Scotland, maps and engravings from original drawings and on the Principles of Mercantile Juris. by Blore, Provis, P. Nicholson, Furey, &c. prudence ; by George Joseph Bell, Esq. Vol. XIII. Part I. 4to.
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