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A METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL, kept at Clapton, in Hackney,

from the 16th of April, lo the 15th of May, 1811.
Thermometer. Barometer.
Day of

Hyg.
Wind.

Weather, &c.
Month.

Max. 11 pm Max. Min.

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I Ap. 16

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0.5 $. w. showery 17

s. W. clear and clouds 18 59 40 29:34 29.02 0:15 S.W. showers--clear 119 56 47 29.29

29.28

0:12 S. W. clear and showers 20

29.34

0.23 S. W. fair and windy 21 62 49 29.63

29:59

04 S. W. clear and clouds 22 66 54 29.08 29.60 0.9 SW.-SE clear and clouds 23

55 29.76 29.62 0:3 N.-S. clear and clouds 24

53 29.87 29.80 0:1 W. S. W. clear and clouds 25 61 53 29.85 29.80 0:0) W.-S. clear and clouds 26 65 45 29.78 29.66 00 NW.-W showers.--fair 27 64 4*

29.64 29.69 below O S.-S.W. clear and clouds 28 64 50 29-65 29.5.5 7 S.W.-S. fair-howers

29 56 46 20:41 29.67 05 S.-W. showery ) 30

61 48 29.81 0978 0:7 W. fair-showery May 1 63 55 26 68 29.65 1.9 S. W. continuous showCIS

62 49 29 98 29 66 1.7 W.S. W.showers--clear
61
30.05 99 91

111

S. W'. showers-rainy 65 54 29.94 29.91 1.14 S. W. drops of raili-fair

62 47 29.95 29.73 1:12 SW-NW windy-fair & showers 6 55 45 30.08 29.93 0:11 N-E-S showery 61 47 29.83 29 72

0:14 W--S.W. showery 59 51 29.85 29.79

0:15 S. fair and rainy
9 55

29:58 29:52 0.20 S. rainy
10 64 55 29.78 29-75 0:12 S. E. fair-showers
11 68 54 29.85 29 8+ 0:12 S. W. fair
12 75 61 29.178 29.66 0.0 S.S. W. fair
13
59 29:59 29:52 0.0

S. fair 14 68 49 29.74 29.51 0:0 S. S. W. fair-drops of rain ( 15 67 54 29.82 29.81 0.1 S.E. Iclear-rain at night

OBSERVATIONS.
April 17. Only Cumulus petroides observed.

18. Nimbi pouring hail and rain.
19. The Cirrus appeared early, followed by: Cirro-stralus, Cirro-cumulus, and

Cumulus, and eventually by Nimbus and showers.
21. Cirrus extending its fibres along with the current of air. In a lower region

Cumuli float along in different planes, the lower ones black and lowering.

The Cuckoo and Swallow first seen. A lucid ineteor observed about 3 P. M. 22 to 25. Cirrus, Cirro-stratus, Cirro-cumulus, Cumulus, and Cumulo-stratus, of various

figures continually prevail, with Summer lightning and dry air. 26 & 27. Sanie kind of clouds with showers. 28. The multiform appearance of the Cir ro-stratus exhibited a beautiful sky this

afternoon ; in some places it was finely undulated, then became reticular, and lastly confused vapour. Cirro-cumulus and Cumulus also seen :

showers late in the evening. 29 & 30. Nimbi (with Cirrose fibres extending from them) pouring down showers. May 1. Continued showers through the day, 2 & 3. Showers with clear intervals.

4. Only Cumuli to-day. 6, 7, & 8. Showery at times,

9. Rainy.

11. Cirro-stratus coloured by setting suns. 12 to 14. Cirrus, &c. Sky deep blue in the Easteru horizon. On the 13th only

Cumuli: 14th, Cirri and Cumuli. 15. Only Cumuli in forenoon. Towards evening Cirrus, Cirro-stratus, and Cirro

cumulus, in different altitudes, by approaching and collapsing, formed very dense Nimbi : and exhibited very various tints and unusual appear.

ances ; and ended in rain. N. B. The electric bells of De Luc's column were silent till the 7th May, when they began to ring, and have continued ringing, more or less regularly, till the present time. Claplun, May 16, 1811.

THOMAS FÖRSTER.

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Thaxted Vicarage, selves in Divinity and Hebrew. I Mr. URBAN,

shall only ask these simple questions : NCLOSED have sent you a draw Are not the generality of those under

ing, by Mr. Lynes, of Little Saling graduates who study at Oxford, inChurch, in Essex (see Plate I.) The tended for the Church? And is it Tower is circular, and remarkably not better for those who are intended curious and elegant. The height of for the Church to be well skilled in it is 22 yards, and the diameter Hebrew and Divinity, with a moderate of the circle, 55. The only de- knowledge of the classics and sciences, scription I have it in my power than to have spent their whole time to give you of the Church itself is, on the productions of antiquity, which, that originally it was a Chapel of Ease however excellent in themselves, canto Great Bardfield, from which cir- not by any means be compared by cumstance, the Hamlet or Parish is Christians with that Holy Volanje now called Bardfield Saling, as well as

which can alone “ malce lhem wise to Little Saling; and I believe it was also salvation"? Since this is the case (L: called Bardfield juxta Saling. The take it for granted no man can conChurch or Chapel was dedicated to St. scientiously answer in the negative to Peter and St. Paul, March 12, 1380, those questions) we must allow there and was consecrated by the Bishop of is a most palpable and notorious neg. Pisa, who performed that ceremony lect in the present statutes. But we for the Bishop of London. It is now ought not to forget that Rome was a Donative in the gift of Bartlett not built in a day, and that sufficient Goodrich, esq. and at present is en- time bas scarce yet elapsed for the joyed by the Rev. William Bradbury, Veiversity to feel and consider the efM. A. Vicar of Great Saling. T. JEE. fects of her existing examinations

Ere long, however, I trust, the finish-
Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 13. ing stroke will be put to the present
IN
N the severe discussion that has statutes, and that the study of He-

recently taken place between the brew, so essential to clergymen, Edinburgh Reviewers and that gen- will at least be considered of equal tleman who has with such credit to importance with the classics and himself stood forward in defence of sciences. The knowledge of Hebrew the University of Oxford, so many would not only point out to the rising charges have been brought against generation the errors and inconsistenthe plan of study now pursued in the cies of our authorised version, but above-named University, that, could also instruct them in many internal the generality of marikind be only proofs of the veracity of our religion, persuaded to believe one half of them, which those only who are well read the reputation of Oxford would be in Hebrew can possibly be acquainted sunk never to rise again.

with. It would be useless in me to Και τραυμάτων μεν εί τόσων ετύγχανεν utility of the study of Hebrew, και

urge any thing farther respecting the 'Ανήρ όδ', ως προς οίκον οχετευετο thing which carries conviction with Φάτις, τέτρωται δικτύε πλέω λέγειν. itself. Suffice it to say, that with

the Εί δ' ήν τεθνηκως, ως επλήθυναν λόγοι, knowledge of that sacred language, Τρισώματός γ' αν Γηρυων και δεύτερος the prosperity of the Christian Church TIoλλην άνωθεν (τον κάτω γαρ ε λέγω has risen and fallen; and, consequently, Χθονός) τρίμοιρον χλαίναν εξηύχει λαβών, that the University of Oxford, as the “Απαξ εκάστο κατθανων μορφώματι.

guardian and bulwark of religion, is Æschyl. Agam. 875. seqq, ed. Schutz, it; add to this, that the most wise in

in a twofold manner bound to protect But among all these accusations I all ages have considered the Hebrew cannot help observing that the one to be the most antient language, and which would have carried the greatest that inexhaustible ocean from whence weight, and to which I think every the Greek and Latin, Persian and Arareflecting person would instantly have bic, &c. have derived their source; given his assent, has been passed over rivulets, indeed, highly ornamented, in silence. I mean the omission in but not to be compared to the simple the existing statutes of a separate class majestic parent froin whom they have for those who may distinguish them- sprung:

OXONIENSIS. GENT. MAG. May, isti.

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Tedstone Delamere, Mr. URBAN,

that I was going on right, by the pen's

Aprill. occasionally touching the upper part IN N the Gentleman's Magazine for of the gage, in making the long

June 1810, page 508, your Corre- strokes upwards (as in letters b, d, li, spondent, who truly assumes the sig. &c.) and, in the second lige, being asnature of IIUMANITAS, observes, there sured that I was right, by the pen's is a class of afflicted fellow-creatures, touching the lower part of the gage, namely; the opulent Blind, in this in making the long strokes downwards country, who are ignorant of the means (as in the letters g, j, y, &c.). When of knowing how to write ; and wishes the two lines were finished, I placed a some plan may be devised to enable very thin slip of smoothly-planed them to do so.

wood, of the sanie breadth as the To those who could write

gage (but rather longer), upon the * " Ere dim suffusion veil'd their orbs part next to be written on, close below that roll

the gage, taking care not to move it In vain to find the piercing ray of Heav'n,” till I put the gage upon il; and then, perhaps it may be my happy lot to (by means of a perforated notch ) suggest such a plan. For such sufferers i gently drew it away, at the end I have a real and poignant fellow-feel- where it was rather longer than the ing, having myself, when about 19 gage. This being done, I wrote two years of a xe; experienced the same ca- lines more, in the manner just delamity. A calamity indeed! when,

scribéd, and so on till I had filled my " tho' with the year

puge. Seasons return,--to them, alas ! return

Although I used a common pen, Nor day, nor sweet approach of ev'n or

made to yield the ink freely, it seldom [rose,

failed to leave its trace, as I was mindNor sight of vernal bloom, nor summer's Ner flocks, nor herds, nor human face di. ful to dip it into an inkstand properly vine;

supplied (without coiton) at the end of But cloud instead, and ever-during dark every line. But an ingenious contri Surrounds them.--from the cheerful ways vance called a Fountain Pen will do of men

[fairy better, and never deceive the sightless Cut off, and, for the Book of Knowledge writer. Presented with an universal blank !**

That others may derive thåt comTo beguile the tedious bours, dựr- fort or recreation from the simple exing the telnporary affliction above. pedient, which, while in a state of mentioned, 1 lit upon the following darkness, it afforded me, is the sincere cxpedient, by which I was enabled to wish of

L. BOOKER. write in a tolerably ever and legible P.S. My misfortune was occasioned

hy inflammation : which yielded only I directed a carpenter to make for to judicious. regimen, and about eight me, of fine wood, a gauge (or gage, weeks' confinement in a room from as it is pronounced), nine inches long,

which every ray of light was exeluded. two inches broad, and half a quarter At a future time, if they will be deemof an inch thick, having rather more ed acceptable, I shall be happy to j. than an inch of the middle part cut communicate some reflections upon away, except about an inch at one

blindness, which may tend to reconend. This gage I laid at the top of cile those who are visited with it to my paper or book, which I found

their lot. should be of some thickness, to render it sufficiently tangible, in order to Mr. URBAN,

May 3. square it exactly with my gage: that is, it should consist of several folded

I

tle with John Carter this month, sheets or pages, that, by the feelth (for because the narration of the Master the sake of perspicuity, to coin a word) Workman has, I conclude, settled the the gage, at commencing, might be question between him and his accuser, placed even. This done, within the

in the simplest language possible; and open space of the page, I wrote two

as the accuser has not re-asserted his lines, being assured, in the first line, charge, it requires no farther mention.

I shall make but one observation, and *l presume in being pardoned for introducing a few verbal alterations in this fine be silent on this subject for ever. passage of Milton, to make it amaigamate Joho says, “ 'The Magistrale, on with my suhjeci.

hearing our business, considered it of

inanner.

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