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Novuin :" and Duncan's “ Notions of to the guidance of authority may well
Logick," wonderfully adapred in the inbreed in the minds of others.
ftudents of algebra and geometry, new I am not that empirick as to refer the
a much better acquaintance with the phænomenon of Night belief or of scep-
ideas of Plato, and the syllogismis of .ticism in the under graduate to the line
Aristotle, than with that inductive phj. process of causes wich the above, Muche
losophy, whith, by investigating the may be fairly set down to the fathiona-
Jaws of variable Nature, the filteft walk ble ideas of the times; amongst which
for the exercise of human wisdom, and the vain decrit of French philosophy
the onis provioce for the application of mixes jis baneful corrosive, and, filent
human power, aims at the discovery of in the operarion, triumphs conspicuously
the latent capacities of good, and the in the effe fits of infideliły in religior.
direa ion of them, to extend the com. and licentiousoess in morals. And yet
forts and enjoymenis of animal and I would fain persuade myself that, if
moral lile.

the University could by any meaus en.
That, in the established course of join an attendance to those branches of
discipline, through which the academic knowledge whose objects might affe&t
cal youth must pass, there is no partie the breast of every student with a nearer
cular provision made to infil the benee and quicker sense of the wisdom and
solent {pirit, and confirm the holy faith benevolence of the Almighty, the young
of Chriftianity, from which alone mult mind would, with greater certainty of
result the energies of virtuous action evidence, and a happier warmth of gra-
here; and the animating hope of glory titude, recognise the Parent of the Uni-
hereafter, though mentioned with res 'verse in the Friber of Christ and the
gret, can imply no imputation of blame Dilpenfer of Evangelical Love. For,
in the present day, when an effective well said the Reforer of Learning,
plan for the focedy accomplishment of “Never was there extant, in any age of
those ends would be as dificult to con. the world, either Philosophy, or Seet,
ceive as laborious to accomplifh; though or Religion, or Law, or Discipline,
Imuft, however reluctantly, add, that, which hath so highly exalted the good
while the selfi ih Rochefoucault and the of communion, and depretled good pri-
infidel Hume are, to several, the oracles vate and individual, as the HOLT
of moral and religious wisdom, the in- FAITH, well declaring, that it was
difference, the levity, or the ridicule, the fame God that gave the Christian
with which the authenticity and sublime law to men, who gave to brute and in-
truths of the Christian Scriptures are animare creatures those lail's by which
often treated, are matter of sorrow ra. their motions ever sympathise with the
ther than of wonder. The faét, how. universal good of society."
erer, can scarcely be attributed to that It is this analogy of natural and re-
influence of the mathematical pursuits vealed religion, which, without in-
to wbich the late Bp. Horne afligns the truding on the attention due to any
beterodox propenfitics of some Cam- profeflional knowledge, might be dire
bridge theologians; though plain reac played in a series of ledures, discourses,
son will bear him out in the assertion, or even fermons, if you will, with the
that the analogies of a science, which is prospect of glorious event to what is
conversant solely about meajure, num- now called liberal education.
ber, motion, and figure, are not transfer- The first part, scarcely known by
rable to erbicks, tbeology, and politicks. name in the schools of Cambridge,
The following circumdiances may more might consist of a judicinus Ielect on
juftly be admitted into the account of from the works of Ray, Derham, S:1 el-
herely or of orthodoxy, when considered lie, and other authors, to demonstrate
as the peculiar growch of the 1chools of the various goodness of the Deily from
Cambridge; the late and hasty como the History of animated Nature, to ex•
mencement of a study which ought to hibit the most striking proofs of infinite
engage an early and deliberate atten- wisdom in the combinations of elemenis
tion; the wapt of that modely in rea- and the kingdoms of vegetable life, to
soning which qoestions of controvered trace the scale of appetite, instinct, and
divinity demand in vain from fome má reasoning lense, and the appropriate en-
thematicians; and that indolent acqui- joyments of varied existence in the
escence in the dara before them, which lower animals, and, abovt all, to dwell,
a lung service of patient subordination with the repeated l'effon of grateful une

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ference on the diverified sources of use Mr. URBAN

Aug 17.

: cities of rational and innocent gratifica. French friend seem to have made tion to the sons of man.

out the inscript ons on the bells In the counterpart of this scheme, of Chriftchurch. The first may be an which I profess but in draw the rude addrets to the fixth bell, which, pero outline, the spirit of our Saviour's of. haps, bears the oame of Augustine, fice and character, as reported by the thar, by his feftive sound, the holy Lamb disciple whom he loved, should possess might drive away all plagues or evils. the pre-eminence of order As of dignity; The other, alluding rb ihe name of all next might fullow the picture of Chrif. united, q. d. all the founds or harmony sian charity, from the glowing pencil of of the whole see in that one bell, might that great malter St. Paul, and, along induce the people to lead good lives; with similar portions, the fira epiftle of fanè meaning found, and not jajo, lives. the other John, ever infinitely valued, Allis, in the first, is an invocation to if it contained but that most exquisite the bell Aulin, by its chearful found to and sublime of all poifible truths, call on the holy Lamb, and then to ring Beo; afzzy Fi».

out as the great heraid. What rich and copious mater this I confeis my reif much inclined to for the philofophical commentator to suppose that Touzunest is the fame as deduce the parallels of Nature and of the Touquajsen, or Toquaffen, of CharGrace! And with what a voice of per pentier, coinmonly called Tochin, which, Suation mighe the oraror then apply the in modern France, has founded fuch panegyricks of those heroes of man. dreadfut alarms. He cites authori:ies kind whum, from the apostles of primi. fur calling it Megrun Touquelain ; and sive Christianity to the Hinway, the Touguesaint is the term uled to express Howard, and the Wilberforce, of the the quick and ludden Itrokes of 11. present age, the living charity of the Then, at Christchurch, it will be she Gospel has animated through a glorious lucky fignal to aw.keo or alarma men fucceilion of philanthropic efforis ! to virtuous lives.

I will not anticipate the probable ef- Affis . fettivus . pertes · piis, ut , fugat. fe&t, on an ingenuous audience, from

agaus. this legitimate union of Religion and Mox . Augustinus , nec . dum . resonat. Philosophy, impressed on the imagina.

picco.magnus. rion of Virtue by clie delivery of Elo. Sit. nonis , omen Touzunis, cum .fii. quence. What is said already may be

uti. nomen. enough to rank me, in the minds of

Virtus . campane , faciat . nos . vivere , fome, with the visionary and the enthu

fane. fiaft. Attach but the humble chara&ter

As little accuracy is there in the deof well-meaning to either title, and I seript:on of the brass figure at H del Thall be proud to wear it. The chear.

(11. 32), the head of which is laid to ing consciousnels of good intention

recline on a sadale, which, with the yields an abundant comfort to the polio spurs, are certainly intended to repito tical painot, whosc labours are con

fent a kright. It happens, unfortunateiy, figned to calumny and frustration, as to

the saddle is a belmel, the common aço the unknown and undistinguished wri.

companiment of armed personages, wer, who rejoices to have thus applied

Yours, &c.

RG, ibera enr or inferior genius with lone chance, however diftant, of beneficial

Mr. URBAN, conlequence. hele er en dereft ardour of good withes I SHULE certe for his wir, however

give your correspondent for the improvement of university-edu• little I may be disposed to do the same cation, as incinately affecting the dear: by his arguments. I fhall also give et inteitfts of national welfare, the

him credit for the justice of his remark conclusion of this address warns ine to

when he asks, in what refpe&t can a request your ailention to the remarks,

name either add to, or subtract from, if not your apology for the freedom, of

AN ACADEMICAL REFORMER. * Topographical Remarks on the SouthIn Academ. VI. re.J " the very term is western Parts of Hampthire (see our Re. become obnoxious," &c.-" The matter and view, p. 742-745). tulers," which is by no means desgned to † Ibid. vol. 11. p. 153-160. Sometimes exclude li orier teilosss in or ou of office. it is Touzures, then Torzunes, then l'ouzouis.

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the force of an argument? It certainly vindicated the opinion of the ancient can do neither; but ftill many good chemists; that he hath carried the idea resions might be affigned why the with success into a beautiful and fatis. friends of the Harringtonian theory faftory in vesigation of the different may with its opponents to sanction aërial vapours, and hath absolutely de. their objertions with their real names, mooffrated, not only from his own exIf diffidence, however, or any pruden. periments, but from those of the most tal motives, stand in the way, I fall celebrated modern philosophers, that be happy to arrend to them, under the armosphere is composed of fire, wa. whatever signature they may appear ; ter, and the aërial mephitic acid in a and, even in the present infance, have state of neutralisation; I hope your in. 1:a ohjection to this opponent adopting genious correspondent will not persethe facred name of Truth, more ero vere in loading the Harringtonian the. pecially while he has the condour in ory of the atmosphere with opprobrious acknowledge that the hignature is epithets, merely because be may not inTICTITIOUS.

mediately comprehend, or I may not be The attainment of real trulb being happy in explaining, "why a poor weak she end at which I aim, I can affure fire may be capable of lib:rating one this correspondent that I am ready to that is more powerfully concentrated;" liften with good humour, and, I hope, or, to take up the objection in irs new with abiliries to comprehend the full form, " why the fixed fire in air, or the furce of his objections. But, fince every concentrated fire in phosphorus, can great writer has his own peculiar me. neiiber of them liberate itself alone; Thod, I mun beg leave to continue the but, being brought together, the con"fee-saw" delultory Atyle which, lfined fre of one will, then, liberate it. trust, wil effe ctually cut through his felf, and the other also.” principal objection to the truth of the I admit that the obje&tion is well Harringtonian theory of the atmo- urged on the part of your corresponsphere; for that, I presume, is the dent; and, had it appeared in his fira grand objeer.

letter, I should not have waited will now If he in ill be lo successful as to con. before I had given it a reply. vince me, Mr. Urban, or yourself, that The Harrir.gtonian theory of concen. fire is not a material substance, that it is trated and aërjalilud fire reaches, that it pot capable of being fixed and concen. is fixed, with various degrees of force, trated in an immenfe variety of forms in the different objects of Nature. In and appearances, in the different objects gold and platina, I have already obser• of Nature, in some with a greater, and ved, that ihe highest degree of concenin others with a less, degree of force; tration is to be found; in phosphorus, that it is not one of the component most probably, the lowest. In ihe first parts of ardent fpirit, of essential oils, of these bodies the highest degree of God of many other buids; that it is actual fire which we are capable of ap. teither aërialised in vapour; nor forms plying, aided by a sirong current of air, an essential ingredient in all she diffe- is not able to separate the fixed fore; ia fent species of air; that it cannot be le. the Javie!, this fubaunce is so loosely parated from these by various process combined, that, in the common heat of les, luch as the relpiration of animals, the atmo!phere, it is realy to recover the putrefaction of their bodies, or the is free or actual siate as fuon as it is combuftion of inflamable fubftances; exposed to the influence of air; and the that the warmth of espiring animals, combullion in both commences and the generation of volatile akili in pu. continues up in the same principles as trefaction, and of actual fire in combure the calcination and separation of fixed tion, does not proceed, in part, tro:n the hie fiom any other combufiible body communica:ion of this material princi and a curieni of air in the most intense ptc by the atmosphere; then will I can. heat of the furnace. But why neither didly acknowiege, either that the His the fixed fire in the combustible Loly, ringtonian philosophy is falle and nu. nor the aër alired fire in the ai', is ca. gatory, or that I have ensirely misua. pable of liberating itlelf, is a question derflood its meaning.

which affects nor the truth of the late But should my opponent, on the con. ringt niin ihtory of the atmofphere. trary, be compelled to acknowiedge, It is juicient to try, that it is an citan. that, in respect to the materiality of lithed lav of Naur, in it combustion fire, Dr. Harrington hach adopted and cannot take place without the concure

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rence of both in certain degrees of heat. ber of your Migazine, in order that so As well might your correlpondent de- fingular an evene may be more generally mand, why grals is green? a question known. The drawing (see ploie II. which would juit as much affeet the fig. 1), which is preserved in the family truch of this theory, which has been

to perpetuate this miraculous escape of already demonftrated by experiment, in a brother, does honour to the gentlemaa the compofition and decomposition of (not a profesied artist) who designed and

executed the same, and also compiled It is as birtle to the purrose for the the concise, but nervous and pathetic, writer to puzzle and perplex the sub- inscription.

J.H. jca, or his own noudie, wiin endeavouring to find out how a particle of Mr. URBAN,

July 23; aërial acid can be surrounded by an at

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SEND you a copy of an inscription mosphere of fire. His ideas on this

(pl. ll. fz 2), which was well cut, point are noi chemical, but truly mecha.

on a lone placed near a window at the nical, and much on a par with the ex- Ealt end of one of the ailes of the old planation of Lavoiher on the retention cathedral of Down Patrick, the courtyof fire in the atmosphere. It is retain.

town of the county of Down, in the ed, say the abettors of this ingenious North of Ireland. I have been informed philosopher, much upon the same prin• that it has attracted the norice of several ciple as water in a lpunge. Dr. Haro curious persons, who have not been rington's theory neither requires nor able to decipher il; perhaps fome of odnies of such mechanical explanations.

your ingenious retriers may have iverier He agrees with Di. Prieftley, or, ra. success. This building is laid ro hive ther, Dr. Pricitley. hath ar latt agreed beti ere&ted by St. Patrick, and the with hin, that fore is the principle of inscription may realonably be supposed alkalinity; and I have no doubt but to have been co-eval with it. dround this lati-mentioned ingenious experie lower food near the Welt end, which mentaliti is well convinced, in his own

fone idle pesfoo demolished during the mind, itune the aërial mephilic acid and late election, which was carried on with fie neutralise each other in the atmo.

some animofiry, and, I ain informed, Sphere, upon the well-established prin. was the occafion of its demolition. The ciple of CHEMICAL ATTRACTION, chu'ch has been lately re-ediied; and,

I fail therefore conclucie, Mr. Ur. !hough as much of the old work as pos. ban, by recommending to your corre- sible has been preserved, this remarkspondent to take another peep into the able lione has been lort. The new caMedical Spectator, where he will find thedral, from its bold fituation, whco that justice done to the Harringtonian the jintended (pire is erecterl, will prove philofophy which hath been to barely

1 great ornament to that part of the refuted by feveral of our periodical country, and do honour to those who journalists. I have only one wling far- bave interested themselves in its fruciter in obrvive: f1.ce your correfpon- ture. dent, Mr. Urban, has to córariy proved In a visit which I lately paid to a fi. my replications in .. benigne and une versmith's shop in pursuit of old coins, fwinancial as air itself," i hall, in fu- Fortune threw in my way a curious lite ture, I hope, with al is at propriety tle broche, which mußi, I presume, whib he feeins willing to admit, adopc have been the property of one of our : the windture of ATMOSPHERICUS. Erglith monarchs. It is of pure gold,

very well execuied, and weighs two *** }iwever mucb i be ingewicus Warwick peonyweights; an H, crowned, appears Dhire Boy, in cier lusit, p. 617, muy pride bin.

on one side of the congue, and an A on Jolf in the Forgery be bus palmed on us, we would the other; AVE MARIA GRACIA is in: viommend bim to turn bis mind 16 pufirits more congenial to the infiruclins be receives from bis

fcribed on one face of the ring, and zery learned and rejpeciebie Tutor.

PLENA DOMINUS on the other (fee

pl. ll. fiz. 3). I should be glad to be Mr. URBAN,

July 22.

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EING favoured with a copy of the any ofer circumstance, will lead to the incioled drawing by Mr. Harvey, discovery for which of the Henrys this

A. L. A. of Manchetter, an ingenious gentleman, Litle ornament was made. whu iketched the original, I have in. Fig. 4. is a linall coin, which an old correclosed it, that an engraving from the spondent would be glad to ice elucidated. 1ame may be given in lume future num

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