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LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE,
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.
struction at Port-au-Prince to parents A storm last year tore up a large of both sexes. It appears that the oak near Brownsville. Uuder the bark, majority of the black population are which was torn off in the fall, was dis- very zealous in acquiring instruction covered the impression of a male and for their children, and that the number female figure standing near a tree. of Lancasterian schools are to be inThe woman held some fruit in one creased. The address endeavours to band, and was surrounded by deer, stimulate those who are regardless of goats, bears, lodian fowls, &c. The the benefits of acquiring and dissemia oak was presumed to be five or six nating knowledge, and it denounoes hundred years old, and the impression the vengeance of the laws against must bave been made long before the those who circulate obscene books and age of Columbus.
prints. The ancient university of St.
Domiugo has been re-established, and A line of telegraphs has been esta- able professors have been appointed blished from Calcutta to Chunard, a for- in the departments of the classics, tress on the Ganges, 150 miles south of philosophy and civil and canon law, Benares. The distance is 336 English The island is fast recovering from the miles, and the intelligence is convey- brutal state to which it had been reed at the rate of 100 miles in 12 mic duced by its former christian posses. putes. Both the European and pative, merchants anticipate much advantage
GERMANY. from this rapid communication of news. In August last, during a violent
If we may believe the Bombay ga- storm of rain, there fell near the zette, a person bas lately discovered castle of Schoenbrunn, in Austria, an an alphabet, by which may be deci- immeuse number of insects unknown phered the ancient inscriptions found in Austria. They were covered with in the caverns of India, consecrated a species of coagulation, and died on to the Hindoo worsbip, such as those being removed from the water. It is of Elephantà, Keneri, &c. It is ex- conjectured that they had been driven pected this will elucidate with pre- from some distant country by a watercision the signification, dates, use, and spout. origin of these inscriptious.
The class of philology and history AFRICA.
in the academy of sciences at Berlin A letter from St. Louis, in Senegal, has, since 1817, twice postponed the gives the following account of the following question, each time doubling state of the establishments on the left the value of the prize. " What was the bank of this river, on the Ist of Sep- proceeding at'latv before the tribunals tember, 1822. There are eleven large of Athens in public and in private plaotations, containing 800,000 square causes, distinguishing as much as posfeet of cotton grounds, and which it is sible the different forms observed in expected will be soon doubled in ex- each." Three dissertations were given tent. Sis new plantations have just in, and the academy bestowed the prize been acquired from the natives, and upon that of Messrs. Meyer and Schoe. are about to be laid out for the growth mann, both of them from Griefswald. of cotton. lodigo and other equinoc. At Munich, the travels into the tial plants have been cultivated with Brazils of Mawe, Eschwegge, Langssuccess, and the equitable adminis. dorf, Koster and of the Prince of tration of Government by the French Neuvied, have had eminent success functionaries induces the patives to with the public. The works in the offer themselves as free labourers, so press are the researches and travels of that labour is easily obtained. It is Messrs. Martins and Spinx, whose excomputed that the English cruizers in tensive collections of objects from the one year liberated 2810 negroes, whom Brazils are, by a royal ordinance, to they had captured in vessels bound for be formed into a separate collection, the West-Indies.
to be called the Museum Brasilianum. WEST INDIES.
The work will consist of two volumes, St. Domingo.—The paper called quarto, accompanied by lithographic the Telegraph of the 18th of August maps, portraits and views. There will 1822 contains an admirable address be also two collections in Latin. The from the commissioners of public in- Mammalia will be represented in folio
plates, and 39 engravings will be de- Odessa. On the 12th September, voted to the three genera of the ape 1822, the pupils of the Lyceum of tribe. This superb work, published by Odessa celebrated the anniversary of royal authority, will appear at Easter. the death of the Duke of Richlieu, and
German Universities.-A great sen- wore mouroing for the space of three sation bas beco produced throughout days. Germany by the appearance of a work
POLAND. entitled, “The disgraceful proceedings M. Hoffman, professor in the Univerof the Universities, Lyceúms and Gym- sity of Warsaw, has invented a sort of nasia of Germany, or history of the coat made of copper, by which the most conspiracies of the schools against inexperienced swimmer can save himroyalty, christianity, and virtue, self in the most rapid river. Tbis disby K. M. E. Fabricius." This work covery is likely to prove of the greatest of about 200 pages is dedicated to utility in shipwrecks as well as in fordthe German members of the Holy ing rivers ju military operations. By Alliance, and to their ministers and repeated experiments it appears that ambassadors at the diet, and it de- a person may, with this apparel, go nounces and vituperates the most en- about 120 paces in a mioute. lightened and cstimable of the German Mr. Kowalski, a celebrated poet of literati and men of science. It propo- this country, has jost published a ses to abolish all universities, or to translation into the Polish language of put them under a more severe sur- the best comedies of Moliere. veillance.
Mr. J. U. Niemuwicz purposes to The illustrious Reiske of Leipsic has publish, at Warsaw, a collection of onJeft several valuable works upon the edited documents relating to ancient Arabians, and one in particular which Poland. The first part will be in three he entitled “ De rebus gestis Arabum volumes, the price of subscription will ante Mahammedem.” He has also be six rix dollars. left a copy of an Arabian M.S. relating
GREECE AND TURKEY. to the families of Arabia, of which he The following is a table of the popuhas made a Latin translation, and in lation of Greece. his Prodidagmata ad Hadgji Califae Morea
...400,000 librum memorialem,” published in 1747, Northern or Middle Grecce ... 250,000 he speaks of bis having written a Mitylene ...
20,000 history of the Arabs, from Jesus Christ Scio before the massacre ..110,000 to the time of Mahomet. Mr. Hartman Tino
15,000 and Mr. Heinrich, a professor at 'Bon, Andro
12,000 discovered this M.S. in the library at Naxos
10,000 Lubeck, in 1814, it is entitled, “ Reis- Paros
2,000 kii primae lineae regnorum Arabicorum Nio.
3,000 et rerum ab Arabibus medio inter Milo
5,000 Christum et Muhammadem tempore
12,000 gestarum.” This M.S. consists of 376 Samos.
20,000 pages, 4to. and to it is annexed “ Ru- Hydria
25,000 dimenta historiae et chronologiae Mu Spezzia.
10,000 hammadem;" it will be published im
. 120,000 mediately; Mr. Hartman purposes to Smaller isles.
10,000 publish whatever he may discover of Insurgents from other countries 150,000 the writings of Reiske.
100,000 Three of the most enlightened and valuable works have just been sup
Total 1,269,500 pressed at Vienna, by public authority, Thus these brave people do not among them is the Pannonia of Count amount to one-fourth of the number Albert Festelizs.
in the United States of America at RUSSIA.
the time of their resisting the opAdmiral dę Krusenstern has been pression of the mother country, and engaged for many years upon a set of yet, abandoned by the Christian part charts of the south sea, and which are of Europe, they have for two years now nearly finished. The set will con- resisted the numerous and ferocious tain thirty, cbarts, and the publication armies of Turkey, and have displayed will be at the expense of the Emperor a heroism worthy of their great name of Russia.
in ancient history. An Eoglish firm has just obtained the A new Act of Vandalism. - The exclusive privilege of lighting by gas Porte has caused to be sold by weight throughout the Russian empire for ten all the valuable books in the fine liyears.
brary of Copstantinople, and particu
larly that belonging to the Princes reformation in the different states of Mourouci, who have always been the Europe. Mons. Mignet considers this most persecuted by this barbarous great event as the first effort of the government on account of their great moderns to acquire liberty. The power wealth, their patriotism, and their of thc Pope was a dreadful tyranny talents.
which, during the middle ages, supe SPAIN.
pressed the progress of civilization. The government, on the 5th January, The insurrection or resistance of ingave its assent to a plan for establish- tellect, which preceded the great poliing a regular stage communication be. tical revolution, began with Arnaud de Iween Madrid and Corunna, and a Brescia, the chief of the Vaudois; communication by steam-boats between and was continued by the Albigeois, Coruona and London. Sir John Doyle amongst whom it broke out so premathe author of the plan is now complet. turely that the Pope was enabled to ing the details. Every thing, which suppress it. The reformation of Lu. increases the facility of intercourse ther, on the contrary, broke out at a between distant nations, tends to civi. more favourable period, and, being in lize mankind, and is a real benefit to Germany so far from the vicioage of tbe buman race.
papal coercion, it had a greater chance A learned Spaniard, Don Xavier de of success. From France and Germany Burgos, purposes to publish a Spanish M. Mignet carries his views to Engtranslation of the Biographie Unicor- land, where the reformation assumed selle, with corrections and additions. a political character upder Henry the PORTUGAL
Eighth, but soffered its vicissitudes of The Cortes have voted a medal, fortune under Mary and his other sucvalued at 50,000 reis, for the author of cessors. M. Mignet's analysis of the the best commercial code.
subject is clear, methodical, and his
language is precise. The basis of his The workmen employed in working work is, that the reformation was a the marble quarry, discovered near moral insurrection, or an emancipation Florence, proceed with activity. They of the human intellect from the most have opened a way leadiog to Mount objectionable of all the modes of faith. Altissimo, Dear Sevarezza. The first The prefeet of Ajaccio has exerted blocks were sent to Paris; the others himself to collect the subscriptions for are reserved for Florence and Rome. organising the thirty schools, which the These excavations will provide for government has authorised to be esta. Tuscany an important branch of in- blised in Corsica. The sum already dustry and commerce.
subscribed amounts to 4,554 francs. Regulations have been published, at M. Regnauld, a physician at GrenoTurin, for the government of the Uni- ble, has invented an instrument by versities of Turin and Genoa. They which the operation of lithotomy can consist of sixty-five articles, and pro- be performed in two minutes. Several hibit the students taking their meals experiments have confirmed the fact. in the coffee-houses and taverns, and M. Bonfiglio Rossignol, who has viestablish houses for those who have no sited the same countries as M.Caillaud, relations in the city. The students is returned to France. After the pubmust return to the University before lication of his travels, which is now in sun-set, and they are not allowed to ap- progress, he will go to Tripoli, wbence pear at balls, billiard tables, and rarely he intends to traverse the desart and at the play. They are compelled to penetrate as far as the Niger. appear at divine service, at confes- Hieroglyphics. - A very important sion, and to take the sacrament at and unexpected discovery has been stated periods. Foar priests are ap- made of an Hieroglyphic Alphabet, by pointed inspectors of their religious M. Champollion, jun. His MSS. were and moral conduct. Regulations for laid before the Academy of Inscriptions. schools have also been published, con- By means of this alphabet the scholar sisting of 250 articles.
is enabled to decypher the names of FRANCE.
Alexander the Great, Ptolemy, CleoMons. Mignet, who, in conjunction patra, Berenice, &c.; on the temples of with M. Beugnot, jan. gained the prize Philæ, Ombos, Dendera, Esne, &c. he giveu last year by the Academie des has also read the titles, names and sur Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, for the names of Tiberius, Nerva, Trajan, best discourse upon the Institutions of Domitian, Adrian, Antoninus, Sabinus, St. Louis, is now engaged in tracing &c.; on the Egyptian temples M. Chamthe progress and vicissitudes of the pollion has spent ten years of incessant labour in this pursuit, but he is now of money in silver and base money of returned with an ample recompense. the sixteenth century, in the reign of
At the beginning of last November, Charles IX. and Henry (11. kings of some workmen, in demolishing an old France; of Gregory XIII. and Sixtus wall to build a bakehouse in tbe vil- V.Popes. The most recent bears the lage of Mopt, found a great quantity date of 1588.
Philosophical Society of York.-The Jenner; for which purposes all the domore particular object of this society is cuments in possession of the family to elucidate the geology of Yorkshire. will be committed to his care. Fron There are few counties in England that gentleman, therefore, the public which are traversed by so great a vari- may expect an authentic work as speeety of strata as this, few of which the dily as his professional avocations will strata contain so many fossils interest- allow him to prepare for the press the ing to the geologist, or so many mine. ample and interesting materials with rals important to the arts, and few which he is to be furnished, together of which the geological relations are with those which he himself accumu. $0 imperfectly and doubtfully deter- lated during a long and confidential mined. Towards the illustration of intercourse with Dr. Jenner and many this subject, the society presume 10 of bis most intimate friends. hope that something may be done by Miss Aikin is preparing for publicaa contribution of specimens from every tion a Memoir of her Father, the late part of Yorkshire to a central Museum. John Aikin, M.D.; together with a The foundation of such a Museum has selection of such of his critical essays been laid by a present, made to the and miscellaneous papers as have not society, of a very valuable and per- hitherto appeared in a collective form. fect collection of the fossil remains Improved editions of several of the most lately discovered in the Cave of Kirk. popular of Dr. Aikin's works are also dale. But though the illustration of preparing under the care of his family. geology is the priucipal design of Sir Everard Home, Bart, will shortly the Yorkshire Museum, it will be open publish a third volume of Lectures on also to other objects of scientific curio- comparative Anatomy. sity, and will be a proper repository A gentleman long known to the li. it is conceived for those antiquitics, terary world, is engaged on the Lives with which the county and particularly of Corregio and Parmegiano. the city of York is known to abound. In the course of a few weeks will In addition to the Yorkshire specimens, appear in one volume Fables for the the society are in possession of an ele- Holy Alliance with other Poems, &c. phant's tooth from Rugby, probably of By Thomas Brown, the younger. the same æra as the Kirkdale bones; Early in the Spring will be published they have received a few geological in one volume 12mo. with a plate, the specimens from Newfoundland, and Art of Valuing the Tenants' Right on some mineralogical ones from Sweden entering aud quitting farms in Yorkand other parts of Europe; a small col- shire and the adjoining counties, adaptJection of recent shells from the West ed for the use of landlords, land-agents, Indies bas been presented to them, and appraisers, farmers and tenants. By a fragment of a meteoric stone which J. S. Bayldon. fell at Juvenas, on the 21st of June, A travslation, by J. S. Forsyth, of 1821, given to one of the members of Preceis Elementaire de Physiologie, the society, by M. de Humboldt. Tome Second, par. F. Magendie, will * Mr. Bowditch has made arrange- soon be published : into which will be ments for the speedy publication of a introduced many interesting notes exsketch of the Portuguese establish- tracted from the Physiological Journal ments in Copgo, Angola and Benguela, and other works by the same author, with some account of the modern disa elucidating the facts contained in the coveries of the Portuguese iv the iute- elementary treatise. This volume, torior of Angola and Mozambique, with gether with that already published, a map of the coast and interior.
will form a complete elementary work · Dr. Baron, of Gloucester, has under- on this important branch of medical taken to write the account of the life, science. and to arrange for publication the nu- The Geography, History and Statismerous manuscripts of the late Dr. tics of America and the West Indies,
as originally published in the American being, 1st. Four Orations for the OraAtlas of Messrs. Cary and Lea, of Phi. cles of God.-2nd. Judgment to Come, ladelphia, are re-printing in this coup- an Argument in Five Discourses.-3rd. try, in one volume 8vo. with much ad. Messiah's Arrival, a Series of Lectures. ditional matter relative to the new By the Rev. Edward Irving,' A.M. States of South America, and accom- Minister of the Caledonian Church, panied with several maps, charts, and Hatton-garden, in one vol. 8vo.' is in views, so as to concentrate under the
the press. above heads, a greater fund of ipfor- Ao Historical Essay upon the Art of mation respecting the Western Hemis- Painting on Glass, from its earliest ins phere than bas bitherto appeared. troduction into England by Cimabue,
Mrs. Holderness has in the press a to the present day.--In which will be volume entitled New Russia, being described, seriatim, the Heraldic Emsome account of tbe colonization of that blazonings and Portraits upon the pripcountry, and of the manners and cus- cipal Painted Windows in Fontbilt toms of the colonists. To which is Abbey: Backler's Painted Window for added a brief detail of a journey over- the Duke of Norfolk; that in the li: land from Riga to the Crimea, by way brary of Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart: of Kieo, accompanied with potes on the at Stourhead; some of the tasteful perCrim Tartars,
formances of those ingenious artists, Mr. Oliver, surgeon, has in the press, the Crekes, Egintons, Pearsons, and and will publish in April, Popular Ob- others will receive every attention.servations opon Muscular Contraction, Together with remarks on Historical with his mode of treatment of diseases Painting in Oil. 1 vol. 8vo. By Thos. of the limbs associated therewith. He Adams, junior, Shaftesbury. proposes also to illustrate his system The following English works have of ihe application in particular cases lately been translated into Foreign of mechanical apparatus by graphical languages :delineations, more particularly wben The Pirate, translated into French. the knee, elbow and ancle joints are Paris, 4 vols, 12mo., 10 fr. affected.
Travels in the United States of Ame. A new novel, entitled Willoughby, rica, By Miss Wright. Translated into in two volumes, will appear in a few French, by J. T. Parisot. Paris, 2 vols. days.
Svo., 10 fr. The Rev. Dr. Rudge's Lectures on Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Genesis is nearly ready for publication. Roman Empire, abridged and tran
Dr. Meyrick's Treatise on Ancient slated into French. By A. Caillot, 2 Armour, a book calculated greatly to vols, 12mo. with Plates, 9 fr. tacilitate a right understanding of the Shakspeare translated into French. early historians, and to throw much By Letourneur, new edition, revised' light on the manners of our ancestors, is and corrected by F. Guizot and A. P. expected to appear in the course of next 13 vols. 8vo. Subscribers' price 65 fr. mouth., The chronological arrange- France. By Lady;Morgan. Transment of the whole, the illuminated lated into French. Bruşsells 2 vols. capitals illustrative of the subject, and 12mo., 6 fr. the more picturesque representations Parke's Chemistry, translated into of the armour of different periods, ren- French. By J. Riffault-Paris. 2 vols. der this publication uplike any that has 880., 10 fr. preceded it; which is on a plan so com- Helen, Countess of Castle Howel. By prebeosive as to make it an important Mrs. Beppet: translated into French aequisition to every extensive library. by the Translator of the Romances, by
Mr. James, author of the Naval His- the Author of Waverly-Paris. 4 vols.' tory of Great Britain, bas in the press 12mo., 10 fr. the Second part of that work, which The Sherlanders.' Translated into will contain a Plan of the Battle of French. By the Translator of RoTrafalgar, superior in accuracy to any mances, by the Aathor of Waverley— yet given of that memorable action. Paris. 2 vols. 12mo., 5 fr.
Points of Humoor, illustrated in a The Works of Lord Byron. TransSeries of Plates, drawn and engraved lated into French, third edition, reby G. Cruikshank, is in the press. vised and corrected. With a Portrait
A reprint of Southwell's Mary Mag- of the Author Paris. 19mo, 17 fr. dalen's Funeral Tears for the Death Hume's History of England, with of our Saviour, in royal 16mo, with Smollett's Continuation. Translated a Portrait, will shortly be published. into French. By M. Campenon, 22
An Appeal for Religion to the best vols. 8vo., 132 fr. Sentiments and Interests of Mankind, State of England with Regard to its