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people, and the peculiarity of its go. vernment; but also from its contiguity to the British dominions in Bengal, and more particularly from the circumstance of its being at present a blank in our maps of Asia. The work will appear in the course of next spring, in one volume royal and imperial quarto, aud will be illustrated with a map and engravings.
An Antidote to the Poetical works of the late Thomas Little, Esq. being an exposure of the sophistry and plagiarism of that publication, is in the press.
The first part of a chronological series of the most valuable, scarce, and faithful English Translations in Poetry and Prose, from the Greek poets and prose authors, with selected and new notes, corrections, prefaces, lives, maps, and heads from antiques, will soon make its appearance in royal octavo, and printed in double columns. The first part conJams Hesiod's works, by the Rev. Francis Lee. A new translation of the whole of Pindar's Odes will be the second work of this series.
A new edition of the Greek text of Herodotus, carefully corrected from the edition of Wesseling and Reitz, is now printing at the University press, Oxford, and probably will appear early iu October next. This will be speedily followed by Porti Lexicon Ionicum, a work which has long been extremely scarce and expensive. It is intended to be printed uniformly with the Herodotus, and to be adapted to the various editions of that author.
perplexing difficulties, appears to evince its utility and importance as a principle in biblical enquiries.
Mr Accum has in the press a System of Mineralogy and Mineralogical Chemistry, with Applications to the Arts. This work will be formed chiefly after Hauy and Brougniart, and will form three octavo volumes.
Mr Jones has in the press a work, in one volume octavo, illustrative of the four gospels. In this performance, he endeavours to connect the language of Christ on every occasion, with the circumstances peculiar to his situation; and thus to unfold in a brief and perspicuous manner its propriety and meaning, Occasional notes contain critical and philosophical remarks, which are intended for the learned; but the text is adapted to those who read only for religious improvement. He has avoided noticing the peculiarities of modern sects, and has endeavoured to furnish matter in which all are interested, without contre verting the tenets of any party. The doctrine of the association of ideas is of ten applied in this publication; and the facility with which it solves the most
M. Leschenault de Latour, who lately returned from a voyage to the islands of Java, Madura, Bali, &c. has brought home extensive collections of subjects belonging to the three kingdoms of nature; also an assortment of arms used by the natives, various specimens of the arts of those countries, manuscripts, medals and coins. An account of his Travels will speedily be published.
The Academy of Sciences, Inscriptions and Belles Lettres of Toulouse, has recently been re-established by a decree of government, with nearly the same regulations as formerly.
M. Moreau de la Sarthe has lately published at Paris, in eight volumes octavo, a new edition of Lavater's Physiognomy with notes and additions, anatomical, physiological and medical.
Mr S. Dewitt, surveyor-general of the state of New York, has lately discovered that the magnetic needle is rapidly changing in a direction contrary to that in which it has hitherto moved.
The Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences is engaged in procuring a complete statistical account of that state. Some progress has been made in the collection of materials. A specimen of this work, comprehending a Statistical Account of Newhaven, from materials collected by the members belonging to that town, is preparing for the press, and is expected to appear in the course of next spring. The academy have a small collection of papers on other subjects, which will probably be published during the present year.
The Rev. Dr Dwight, president of Yale College, is preparing for the press, Observations on a series of Journies through the states of New Holland and New York, intended to illustrate the topography, agriculture, commerce, government, literature, manners, morals, and religion of those countries.
A Theological Library has lately been established in Boston. One of the prin
Written on visiting Culloden Muir. CULLODEN! on thy scathed brow
Spring no wild flowers or verdure fair, Thou feel'st not summer's genial glow, More than the freezing wintry air. For, once thou drank the hero's blood,
And war's unhallowed footsteps hore ; The deeds unholy, Nature view'd,
Then fled, and curst thee evermore!
See, from the Beauly's wild-wood glens How proudly Lovat's banners soar ! How fierce the plaided island clans
Rush onward with the broad claymore! The groans of death the bag-pipes tone,
Their dear, tho' exil'd Prince in viewInflame their souls,-Sure man alone
Can ne'er such energies subdue. The day is lost alas, Lochiel!
Thebraided plume's torn from thy brow, What must thy haughty spirit feel, To skulk for shelter like the roe! While wild-birds chaunt from Lochy's bowers,.
At April eve their loves and joys, The Lord of Lochy's loftiest towers To foreign lands an exile flies.
His own blue hills were long in view
While o'er the deep his galley bore, And oft he look'd, and cried Adieu !♥ I'll never see Lochaber more
From loyal valour's sufferings, turn, Which prayers or tears can ne'er redeem
Her absent love, see Beautymourn, Where birches weep o'er Garry stream. Expression lighted Mary's face,
Her cheek-the rose's richest hue, Her melting form-more perfect grace, Then Grecian artist ever drew. Fair maiden! wipe the tearful eye,
Nor early joys in vain deplore, That thrill'd thy heart with extacy
By the green woods of Aviemore. Fast by his King, thy lover fell
Where hottest rag'd the mortal strife, To you he breath'd a sad farewell,
Land of proud honours! legends say, When death had dried the springs of life!
"Where Fingal fought and Ossian sung," Mourn dark Culloden's fated day
That from thy grasp the laurel wrung! Ye chiefs, who wreaths profusely tor
From glory's tree in other time, To use the arms-the garb ye wore
Is now by law denounc'd a crime! Where once ye rul'd and roam'd at will,
Free as your own dark mountain game, Your sons are slaves, and never feel
A longing for their fathers' fame!
Who faithful to your monarch fell;
What dim form is yon the gray mist clouds louring
That seems o'er the corse-strewn plains to deplore,
GRACE FOR A HALLOWEEN SUPPER. GENIUS o' quddy rural Health,
Wha' for the wame o' gouty wealth Ne'er mark'd insipid worthless tea, Nor keukit fat snail fricassee; Nor toss'd a feckless mushroom fry, Nor beuk up haddocks in a pye, Nor stimulating broo' prepar'd, To synd the hause o' pamper'd laird, An' mak' his honour fa' on like A greedy lean Lochmaben tyke; But steady to thy dearest aim, (The plenishing o' poortith's wame) On Vulcan's hearth thy shins thou birsles, Whan i' the bleeze the sheep-head hirsles, Blessing its black, but comely mou', Till scowderdoup sings aff the woo'; Or when our auld gudewife has gat A haggis i' the muckle pat, Thou sits wi' blythly blinkin' ee' Astriddle on the rannaltree, Till uncle John, wud to be at it, Lifts up his een to consecrate it; Syne reverently straiks his chin, An' sticks his faithfou' gully in, Ladeing wi' sunkit ilka plate, Biddin' the bashfu' no be blate; To thee, great keuk o' kintra' fare, We owe this wale o' a' wame-ware An' grant that we may ay hae grace To look a haggis i' the face, Wi' thankfou' hearts whane'er we dine, An' a' the praises shall be thine.
London Nov. 1807.
T. M. C.
Tune.-Flowers of Caledonia.
NOW sweetly smiles the opening spring,
A Tribute to the genius of ROBERT BURNS By a young lady at the age of Sixteen. AS in the lone, sequester'd grove,
The woodlark on the bending spray, Attunes to liberty and love,
The sportive lay, 'Twas thus, in mountain scenes retir'd, That Scotia's minstrel-nature's child, Would sing, by ardent genius fir'd, His carol wild! In poverty, his gen'rous heart
Wth freedom, and with fancy glow'd: And native strains, untaught by art, Spontaneous flow'd. Oh, BURNS! to ev'ry feeling breast, To ev'ry gentle mind, sincere; By love and tender pity blest, Thy song is dear! Sweet bard! 'twas thine to soar on high, With inspiration, and the muse! To claim from beauty's radiant eye, Compassion's dews! To raise the smile of social glee; The patriot's manly heart to fire; Or wake the tear of sympathy, With plaintive lyre! Sweet bard! for thee the muses mourn; In melting lays they sing thy name; And twine, to deck thy sacred urn, The wreath of fame! North Wales Gazette.
Proceedings of Parliament.
HOUSE OF LORDS. Wednesday, March 16. The rejection of, on the ground of its HE rejection of the orders in Council being a violation of a standing order of the House. The motion was negatived by a majority of 129 to 59.
Thursday, March 17.
A petition was received from Liverpool against the orders in Council, A motion that the petitioners be heard by counsel, was, after a long discussion, negatived without a division.
Friday, March 18.
The House went into a Committee upon the mutiny bill.
Lord Hawkesbury observed, that the only material alteration in this bill since the Jast year, was the introduction of a clause giving the recruit an option, whether he should enlist for the space of seven years, or for an indefinite period.
The Duke of Gloucester objected to this clause. He denied the assertion, that the measure of limited service was condemned by military men; he had consulted several of the most experienced officers upon that head, who gave it as their decided opinion, that enlistment for a limited period was the best mode of supplying the 'army with recruits.
Lord Melville condemned the measure of limited service altogether. But it was said that better men were acquired by limited service-What did they mean by better men? Fatter or thinner, taller or shorter? No. What then? Men who were more correct in their moral principles and practice; but were such men more fit for the army? Certainly not. He deprecated the sentimental and puritanical reveries which had been indulged in with regard to the improving the quality of the soldier. The materials of which good soldiers were composed, were truly described by Serjeant Kite in the play; "if any 'prentices have severe masters, any children have unduti ful parents, if any servants have too little wages, or any husband too much wife, let them repair to me."-The men that had hitherto formed the British armies were men of stout hearts and habits; dissipated and thoughtless indeed, but men of spirit and courage; lovers of bold enterprize. August 1808.
These were the materials of which an army must be composed; give him such men, though not of the better description, they were the fittest for soldiers; keep the better at home. Upon these grounds, he must now vote for the clause as it stood.
The Duke of Gloucester expressed his concern, that it should be said by a Noble Viscount, that the men most suited to the painful but honourable duties of a military life, were the dissipated and the thoughtless. According to his conception of the subject, according to his experience of the character of the soldier, that man was most patient under suffering in the service of his country, who held most sacred the personal and social duties, and he was most ready to resign his life in the field of battle, who knew that, without fortitude, all that he estimated most highly must be surrendered.
The amendment was then negatived without a division, and the other clauses of the bill read and agreed to.
The bill was passed next day, after a short discussion, without a division.
Monday, March 21.
Lord Erskine presented a petition from John Bellenden Kerr, Esq. against the claims of Sir James Innes Kerr, Bart. &c. to the Roxburgh peerage, which was ordered to be referred to the Committee of Privileges before whom the said peerage cause is pending.
The Lord Chancellor presented a bill for the better regulating the administration of justice in Scotland, the transmission of appeals, &c. which was read a first time. His Lordship accompanied the bill with no description whatever of its outline, but simply moved that it be read a first time and printed; and he said, when the copies were on the table, he should submit a proposition on it to their Lordships.-This bill very little differs from the bill presented by Lord Eldon last session.
Lord Bathurst moved the second reading of the orders in Council bill.
Lord Erskine opposed the bill, as being founded in a measure of which neither the legality, justice, or necessity, had been proved.
Lord Selkirk censured the orders in Council, as being almost nugatory with regard to the enemy, and harrassing and irritating with respect to neutrals. He regretted, that at such a period as this, which Minis