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liquid, resisted the action of the hottest sheugh. The Swallows have now befire, to which they were exposed for several hours. The inventor affirms, P. S.-Sir Geo. Mackenzie, Bart. that a few applications of this composi- of Coul, with Mr Holland, and Mr tion to wood-work would preserve it Bright, have sailed from Leith for from all danger of fire. He has not Stromness in Orkney ; there to join a thought fit to publish the manner in vessel from London, which has been which this composition is prepared ; sent out with an English consul to but it is probable that a solution of a- Iceland. The liberality of the Brilum, pot-ash, and vitriol, is one of the tish government to this inoffensive and ingredients.

suffering country, is calculated to reflect credit on the national character, and to wipe away some part of the

stigma imposed by the attack on CoMonthly Memoranda in Natural His. penhagen, and by the paltry warfare

which has of late been carried on tory.

against Norway and the Feroes.1810, April 3. THE Wheat-car, or Though subject to a power with

slanechacker, (Mo- which we are at war, Iccland is hencetecilla Oenanthe) appeared in the forth to be protected in its trade, and ucighbourhood of Edinburgh,

its natives are to have free intercourse - 6. The. Wheat-car seems to with this country. The Feroe islands, Lave retired; none are now to be seen, and the Danish settlements in Green

- 12. The weather, this month, land, are also favoured in the Order las hitherto been cold, wet, and un in Council. The principal object of genial

. Although a medal was offer. Sir George Mackenzie and his friends ed by the Caledonian Horticultural is, we understand, to examine some Society for the earliest radishes, raised districts of Iceland, which have not ea the open border, and brought to hitherto been visited by Englishmen. market, none appeared till this day, We trust we may look forward to the when 300 were exposed to sale by Mr pablication of some interesting deJames Thomsor, gardener at Abercorn scriptive sketches of the manners and House, near Duddingston. The me- habits of the Icelanders; together dal was accordingly awarded to him. with an account of their husbandry,

18. The weather has become which is confined to the care of sheep clear and mild, and vegetation is pro- and black cattle. Agriculture is not ceeding rapidly.

practised in the country, the summer 20. Wheat-ears have re-ap- being too short and cold to ripen any peared in this neighbourhood. sort of grain. We know, from books,

-. 23. The Swallow (Hirundo enough only of the mineralogy of rustica) was remarked for the first Iceland, to enable us to perceive that time this season, at Canonmills, near it must be highly interesting; and it Edinburgh. Only two were observed is certainly agreeable to understand, skimming the mill-pond. Last year that this philosophic party carries with it was the oth of May before any were it a great share of mineralogical visible. The Redstart (Motacilla knowledge and zeal. The party is phoenicurus) was noticed the same accompanied by Mr Loptson, a native day at Drinasheugh, near Edinburgh. of Iceland, who has been following The Bat has just left its winter re his studies at Edinburgh, under the

kind patronage of Sir George Mac14. The Yellow Wren (Mo. kenzie, for some time past.

He has tacila trocailus) appeared at Drum already travelled througla scveral dis

tacts

tricts of his native country, and he we would conclude, cannot fail of be possesses the eminent advantage of ing an acquisition to the lovers of Scotspeaking with fluency the Icelandic, tish song, as it will tend to diversify Danish, and English languages. and give new life to that best and most

N. rational of all amusements; and, as the

names of the tunes are all subjoined, it will prevent singers purchasing the

music, New Works published in Edinburgh.

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Treaty of Amiens, by Dr Coote, will be On the 24th of February, at an auc. published in a few days. tion in the capital, there was sold a Mr Charles A. Elton has in the press, Greck manuscupt, collected by one of in a foolscap 8vo volume, Tales of Robis majesty's foreign ministers, at the mance, with other poems. island of Paimus, in the Archipelago. Mr Samuel Prout will shortly publish It is a folio volume, in appropriate clas- the first number of the Relics of Antisical binding, vellum, with rich gold quity,or Remains of Ancient Structures, Ionic border, and gilt edges, and con- with other vestiges of early times in tains upwards of seven hundred and Great Britain, etched from drawings by eighty pages, on cotton paper; with ge. himself, and accompanied with descripDerally twenty nine lines of text, in a tive sketches, two inch margin on each page ; illustra- The king of Sweden has not only re.' ted by about sixty illuminated figures. pealed the prohibition to import French The principal title is, AOHNAIOI and Danish books, but also restored the IIEPI MHXANHMATIN, which is liberty of the press, on condition that followed by several treatises on similar the publisher shail give up the name and subjecis, by other writers. Concerning address of any obnoxious work; in which the first author, Lempriere, in his Clas- case the former is released from all re. sical Dictionary, says, “ Athenæus was sponsibility, a Roman general, in the age of Gallienus, The catalogue of books which apwho is supposed to have written a buok peared at the last Easter fair at Leipsic, on military engines." In Fabricii Bibli. includes in the whole two thousand artiotheca Giæca, vol. v. the title of this cles, among which are one hundred and book stands No. 143 in the catalogue of twenty eight novels, fifty theatrical Greek manuscripts belonging to the pieces, and between three and four hun. royai Neapolitan library. This manu- dred translations. script is written in three different hands, By an imperial decree, the museum of but all fair, and thus dated at the end : sculpture, of Turin, is to be restored. " Finished on 7 May, 1545." But the M. Spalla has been appointed director characters at the beginning evidently and sculptor to the Emperor, with a pendenote an antiquity of at least a century sion of 6000 francs. anterior to that date ; and it will doubt. Mr Stephen Pasquier has issued pro. less occur to the recollection of the posals for publishing in a quarto volume, learned, that the late Porson pronounced with copper-plates, engraved by means Greek manuscripts of that age to be of the author's newly-invented machines equal to Latin works of the ninth cen. and tools, a new system, called Neogratury. On the first page is written, in phy, in which he has attempted to simmore modern Greek, " This present plify and bring to one common standard, book belongs to the God-trodden moun. all the various modes of writing and tain Sinai." The sum for which it was printing, used among the several nations sold was sixty-one guineas.

of the earth, with a view to assist comTlie Rev. William Bowdwen proposes merce, facilitate correspondence, and publishing by subscription, in ten vo- open an easier intercourse to the diffulumes quarto, a literal translation of the sion of knowledge, the fine arts, and ci. whole oi Domesaw Book, with the mo. vilization.

POETRY.

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EPITAPHS.

ed on a copper plate, fixed into a large stone, HERE lieth Marmaduke Cunstable, of which is placed over a large stone coffin : be1 Flaymborght knyght,

side it is the upper part of a Skeleton in Who made advents into France for the stone ; the ribs project greatly, and the right of the same;

breast is laid open, in the inside of which Passsed over with King Edward the fourith, appears what by tradition is held to be a that noble kisght,

Toad at the heart (of which he was supAnd also with noble King Henre, tbe se. posed to die) but it bears little resemblance * veinth of that name ;

to a toad. He was also at Barwik at the winning of A descendent of this eminent person the same,

married Winifred, grand daughter of the And by King Edward chosyn Capteyn last Earl of Nithsdale and their son now there first of any one,

represents both families. Within these And rewllid and governid ther his tyme twenty years, at an interment of one of this without blame,

family at Tersegles church, on lifting the But for all that, as ye see, he lieth under lid of the preceding coffin, a large frog was this stone,

found there. This was the coffin of a young At Brankiston feld wher the king of Scots lady, who died 30 years before, and it was was slayne,

recollected that she ascribed her death to a He then beyng of the age of three score and drink of cold water.

tepe, . With the gode Duke of Northe folke that

Henry Carrick, landlord of the Hotel, journey he has tayen,

Shinburnness, strangled himself, to be quit And Crageby avancid hymself among other

from a termagant wife, 17 April, 1790. ther and then. The Kyng being in France with grete His epitaph, in Abbey Holm church-yard, nombre of Ynglish men,

Cumberland. He nothing hidying his age then but icop. Farewell, vain world, I've had enough of de him as on

thee, With his sonnes, brothers, servants, and

And careless ana what thou dost say of me; kynnes men;

Thy smiles I court not, nor thy frowns I But now as ye mere he lieth under this stone,

fear, But now all his tryumphs are passed and

My cares are past, my head lies quiet here. set on syde;

What faults you saw in me take care to For all worldly joys they will not long en

shun, dure, They are sonne passed and away doth glyde,

And look at home, hap something may be Aod who purieth his trust i them I call

done. . bym must unsure; For when deth striketh he spareth no crea.

On a tomb at Arlington. ture, Nor giveth no warning but takith them

Here lies i

Two grandmothers with their esyo grandby one and one, And he now abydych Godes mercy and

daughters,

Two husbands with their two wives, hath no other succure,

Two fathers with their two daughters, For as ye se hym here he lieth under this

Two mothers with their two sous, stone.

Two maidens with their two mothers : Pray you my kynnesmen, lovers, and

Two sisters with their two brothers, friendis all,

Yet but six corps in all ly buried here, To pray to our Lord Jhesu to have mercy

y All born legitimate, from incest clear. o my souill.

This epitaph is in Flamborough Church, and supposed the work of Chaucer, engrav.

Vide Floddonfield, a Poem, with notes by Weber. Euin, 1808.

Reader, I've left this world, in which

I had a world to do;
Sweating and freting to be rich,
Just such a fool are you.

PRO.

Proceedings of Parliament.

HOUSE OF COMMONS. . lative to the employment of a British force
Monday, Feb. 5.

on the continent, so far as the same could M R Fuller rose, and expressed himself

be disclosed without inconvenience to the II dissatisfied with the third report of pubhc service.--Agreed to. the committee on public expenditure; he

Tnesday, Feb. 13. should therefore move, " That instructious

The Hon. General Matbew presented be given to the committee on public expen

the petition of the Roman Catholics of Ire: dicure, to report a list of such sinecure of

land. fices, as, in their opinion, ought to be abo.

Lord Cochrane adverted to the irregular lished, after the expiration of the interests

and variable manner in which the aachs of the persons in whom they are at present

administered to the members, Judge-advovested."

cates, and witnesses, at naval courts-marThe Chancellor of the Exchequer trusted

tial, were interpreted ; and insisted that that the house would not delegare to the

this was a proper object of legislative incommittee the task of pointing out which

terference. He therefore moved, that coplaces were proper to be abolished.

pies of these oaths be laid before the house. : An address to his Majesty, for the pro

Mr Croker asserted that they were already duction of certain papers from Mr Caoning

before the house. Lord Cochrane incima. to Mr Erskine, &c. was moved for by Mr

ted his intention of moving for leave lo Wbitbread, and agreed to.

bring in a bill to amend these oaths. Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Mr Sheridan said, he rose to submit The house having resolved itself into a

proposition to the house. There was no

thing in what he should propose which sacommittee of supply, voted the following soms :-L. 10,500,000, to be raised by Ex

voured of party motive or political bias ; it chequer bills, and L. 1,500,000 to pay off

was to impress upon that house the vitel

necessity of meriting, by its conduct, at bgtstanding Exchequer bills.

this critical period more than ever, the Thursday, Feb. 8.

confidence of the people. That being his Mr Manning presented a petition from view of the question, he could not leod Certain merchants and ship-owners of the himself to the apprehensions of those who, city of London, praying for leave to esta from most honourable motives, he was blish a marine insurance company. Order- convinced, had felt it to be their duty to ed to lie on the table.

call into action that mistakenly supposed Sir J. Sbaw presented a petition, sigo. standing order for the exclusion of straned by the Lord Mayor of London, Joshua gers. Unwilling as he was to create any Jonathan Smith, Esq. and seven others, irritation in the discussion of this subject, praying for leave to raise the sum of he still must ask, What was there in the L.200,000, by issuing transferable shares in, present investigacion, in which the house and for the purpose of erecting, a new was engaged, chat called for concealment Theatre in the ciły of London. Ordered and secrecy, which was disclaimed and reto lie on the table.

fused in a recent inquiry, which from its Mr Byng presented a petition from the nature might have pleaded for that delicaelectors of Middlesex, dated August 1809, cy-in that inquiry, where the house was praying for a reform in the representation compelled to tear aside the veil which the of the House of Commons, by the abolition imperfections of humanity had thrown over of bargage tenures, and shortening the du- the frailties of domestic life? Shall then ration of parliament.-Ordered to lie on the house graut to an accused ministry that the table.

procection which concealment can afford, Tbe Chancellor of the Exchequer presen- upon a great question of political importted a message from his Majesty, requiring ance, involving the honour, the interest, and thar an 20 nuity of L. 2000 should be grant. the character of the country, after having ed to Lord Wellington, and his two suc refused it to the son of their sovereign, in ceeding heirs.

a case where the very transactions would Lord Castlereagh moved an humble ad. have naturally prompted to the temporary dress to his Majesty, for copies of all such suspension of reporting daily its proceedrepresentations as government had received ings? After an animated appeal to the from the Austrian government in 1809, re house, to consides the state of the public April 181

feeling,

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