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alfistant to the collector of the district, Mr. Mr. Chenevix communicates, in Erskine, a very intelligent young gentle. Art. X. “An Analytis of C'orundam, man, on seeing one of 'he stones, brought and of some of the Subitances which to him hy the native superin:end nt of the accompany it; with Obfervations on collectios, was also induced to find a the Affinities which the Earths have per fon to !!24 rart of the country to make been supposed to have for each other enquiry; who ricerned with several of the in the hamid Wav." ftones, and brought an account fimilar to
Art. XI, Description of the Ana. that given by the person sent by Mr. Da. vis, together with a confirmation of it from By Ei erard Hume, E14." A male of
tomy of the Ornithorhyncus Hylirix. the Cauzy (who had been directed to make the fpecies, from New South Wales, the enquiry), unler his hand and real. Mr. Maclane, a gentlem in who refided very Aculcata, 17 inches long, the bill it
called, by Dr. Shaw, Myrmecophuga near the village of Krakliut, gave me part of a stone that had been brought to him, inch long, and tail inch ; the back the morning after the appearance of the
and fides covered with fort coarse phænonenon, by the watchman who was hair, and with quills like those of the on duty at his house; this, he la d, had porcupine, from 14 10 21 inches long ; fallen through the top of his hut, which the head, neck, and brcali, oviy with was close hs, and buried itself several long hair; the fore legs 3 inches long, inches in the floor, which was of confolin and thick, having 5 joes, writh thort, dited carth, The stone muit, by his ac. blont claws, the middle one longeli; count, previous to its having been broken, the hind legs 6 inches long; just at the have weighed upward of two pounds. At
ferring-on of the heel there is a fpur, the time ine meteor appeared, the sky was perfectly ferene; not the imalleit vesti e nal siructure is pearly the fame; the
like ibit of the paradurus, whose interof a cloud bad heen sten fiece the ut of the mouth, nor were any obterved for glans penis is divided into four projectmany days after."
ing procellis, whichi, in the 'relaxed Part II.
ttare, are concave, the orifice in each Art, VIII. • Obfervations on the projection. The figure of another fpeTwo lately-discovered Celetiel Bodies. cies of Ornithorynchus, of the same By Dr. Herschel." The Docior Shew's fize as the Hulirie, hot at l'an Diethat the fuppofed new planets, Ceres man's laud, 1790, is here engraved, and Pallas, cannot be either planets or plate XIII. This animal may be concomers; but are to be dising ithed by fidered as an intermediate link beliveen
naine, denoting “aljecies of the clafles Mammalia, Aves, and Amcelestial bodies hiiberto cwknown to lis,
phitia; between in and the bird no buni which the interesting discoveries of link of importance leems to be wantPiazzi and Olders have broughii to
ing: the organs of generation resemble
those of a duck. light.” From their alieroidical appearance the Doctor chooses to call thein
Art. XII. "A Vethod of examining Afteroids ; bodies moving in orbits ei- refractive and ditperlive Powers by ther of liitle or considerable excentri- Prismatic Reflection.
By Wiliiam city round ihe Sun, the plane of which Hyde Wollation, M. D.” may be direct or retrograde, and they fraction of Iceland Crylial. By the
Art. XIII. “ On the oblique R -may or may not have conliderable almospheres, very small comas, disks, or
fame.” nuclei. Comcis, aiter having been a
Art. XIV. “An Account of fone confiderable time in retirement, and Caules of the Production of Colours their comas and tails contracted, when
not hitherto defcribed. By This they retire into the diliant regions of Young, M. D). Profellor of Nitural fpace may atlume the relemblance of Philofophy in the Roval Infiitute." stars and become Asteroids.
“On the Composition of Art. IX. " Description of the Co- Emery. By Smithion Teonaut, Eig." rundum Sione, and its Varieties, com
Emery teens to be the fame fubfiance monly known by the Name of Orien
as diamond (pur, though ulually mixed tal Ruby, Saphire, &c.; with Observa- with a larger proportion of iron. All tions on fome other Mineral Substan- that is used in England is faid to be ces. By the Count de Bournon, F.R.S." brought from the illands of the Archia This is a finnmary view or recapitula- pelago, and principally froin Naxos, tion of obfervations on this stone in a
where it is probably very abundant, as paper by Mr. Greville, in Phil. Tranf, the price of it in London, 8 or 10s. for 1798, part II. (See our vol. LXX.
ihe p. 450.)
the cwt. appears little more than suffi- an excuse for not giving you a dinner. cient for the charge of carriage. Tant micur pour eux que cette infenfi
Art. XVI. “Remarks on Heat, and bilité, will come fay; Tant pis, tay we. the Action of the Bodies which inter- “ The gallery at the Louvre,” says cept it. By P. Prevoli, Profellor of our traveller, " is the great feature of Philosophy at Gencra." In French. Paris, which is itself a vafi bonbon
Art. XVII. “Of the Rectification niere, an iminense academie de jeu, and of the Conic Sections. By the Rev. an enormous table d'hôte, where all John Hellins."
nations meet, like travellers through a Art. XVIII. « Catalogue of Five desert, at a watering place (p. 6); Hundred new Nebulæ, nebulous Stars, where the Russian outljends the Engplanetary Nebulæ, and Clusters of Stars; lith, and where the German lies foug. with Remarks on the Construction of
“ The great Opera is called La Re. the Heavens. By Dr. Herschel." publique des Arts, and exhibits the
molt perfect specimens of every species 82. The Praise of Paris; or, Sketcb of ibe of dance. The Opera-house has not
French Cipiral, in Extracts of Letters room for its scenes, which travel backfrom France, in obe Summer of 1802; wards and forwards night and mornwirb an Index of many of the Convents, ing." There are about lixteen theatres Churcbes, and Palaces, not in ibe French open almost every night, of which our Catalogue, avbicb bave furnisbed Pictures traveller criticises five or fix. for tbe Louvre Gallery. By S.W. F.R. S.
Under the article of The Hotels he F.A.S.
observes, “ you may be lodged and fed WHEN we consider all that has
on very reasonable' terms, if been palling in the French capital at single, or few, or in small parties; but, and Gince the Revolution, the scenes of if you are numerous and have families, Terror, Cruelty, Oppression, Injustice, you cannot be accommodated with Profligacy, and Infidelity, and the mass good apartments under 20 guineas a of treatures of Art and Nature collect
month, whilst the very best in the first ed by Robbery and Rapine, we shudder hotels are charged 40, 50, or 60.-The at the Curiosity which prompts a with Audiences are the 15th of every month; to cast an eye on the toul ensemble, and, if you are to be presented, you where every subject muust suggest to the
may go to the minister's the day before. well-informed beholder a ligh for its If you go in the dress of an ollicer, and former poflefTor and position, and a wear regimentals, with the regiment melancholy reflection how vast a price on the button, it is poflible, you may has been paid for Taste and Science, be spoken to before the minister haa and fuperficial endowments, where time to present you, which has been Principle is not at the foundation and the case with many an English officer. fource. After a picture of the im- It has been ufual not to invite to din. provements and wonders of Paris,
ner persons even of the first rank and what a portrait is drawn of its man- distinction till they have been twice at ners, and tociety! It has turned court; but this rule was dispensed with France upside down, and let the pe- in the case of one gentleman, because deltrian on horseback. How far ibe his nephew was invited, it being his prefent fet of Parilians are partakers of second time of appearing at the court the sins of the Revolutionills will best when his uncle was first presented, appear from the practice of divorce and The First Consul does not lay a great its conleqnences, to be stated hereafter. deal to any body, as may be fuppoled ;
Mr. W[elton) reserves to himself the but he said more, perhaps, to this geneprivilege of panegyrising those who tleman than to any other individual. have outlived'the Revolution without He had already faid, before his arrival, having had a part in it; and “finds to members of parliament, presented as much less real 'alteration at Paris than fuch, that he hoped the new Parlia. might be expected"—"the living inha- ment would be as pacific as the old; bitants have the fame addrels they ever but to him he faid, I am very happy had, wear the fame siniling counte- that you have been presented 10 me. I nances, and receive you with the same admire your talents and your virtues; open arms; and, even if you touch up- you were the first to put an end to the on their lofles, they bear it with mode- maslacres of the human race; you ration, and console themselves in a coule were always for peace; I consider you plet, and plead reduction of incolie as as the greatest man of a great nation.'
He then passed on to another, to whom there are abundance of English officers he faid, You were lord mayor in a in uniforms, who make a very martial year of scarcity ; I knew full well and foldier-like appearance, which inwhat it is de reprimer le peuple quand duced a foreign amhaflador to remark, le pain chi cher.' Then, turning to a that he thought the English officers Hamburgh merchant, he said, “You were as well looking as the French. are very sorry the peace is made.' At Ma foi, dit il, les officiers Anglois ont dinner the conversation turned on the une audi jolie tournure que les François. muchine infernale, of which the First My friend, who heard ihis, made him Contul was lirongly inclined w believe a low bów for army. Bonaparte the late Ministry were the abetlors ; said to an Englith officer, “In what but the genılenjan first mentioned took regiment are you?'. "In the Queen's it up very warmly, and, with great regiment and the King's guards.". Hare eloquence and force of argument, you ferred against the French ?" "Oai, shewed that fuch a contrivance was to- mon General, en Flullande.' To a naval tally incoinpatible with the principles officer he said, 'Your Ships fought well of any English Adminiftration what this war.' “Yes, Sir; and I hope they foever" (p. 28.)
will fight as well in the next." To ani“ Paris abounds in librarics, and is, other, of the Light Horse London Voof all others, the most convenient refi- lunteers, Your uniforın is very pretty.' dence, on this account, of any other The Tuilleries are kept in nice order, city or university, and is, in this re- and exceedingly clean. But the whole fpect, the capital of Europe. The ac- length of the National Library, under cess to thele treasures of genius and the walls, you have the depolits of all industry is easy and inviting to all who ranks, from a general to a private." (p. coine hither, whether for idle curiosity 72.) “You are tempted to walk in or painful and laborious research. The the streets of Paris, though they are National Library is uncommonly rich not too clean, and have no footpaths in gems. The great curiosity in the to protect you against the dashing caglais cases of the medal-room is a gold briolets, which cry gare! fo faims, at dish, found at Rennes, 1774, of which least the noile they make drowns iheir we exțracted Mr. W's account in our cry fo completely, that they seem to review of Mr. Millin's account of it, come upon you without any notice, pp. 452, 453. Among the 300,000 like sudden death, with whon, as Movolumes of the National Library there liere fays, finely, there is no gare! are some uniques not to be found else- • La mort, fans dore, gare, abat tous where, and some uniques in price, for les humains.' which more has been paid'than for Still you are induced to go on foot in the same books by any individual or dry weather, though not too foon after public proprietor. Cicero de Oratore, a nower, to fee, at your leilure, the 1465, and Petrarch, 1470, were bought extraordinary things wbich are io be with aflignats. It must give every true found in the various parts of this valt patriot pleasure to learn that Sully's metropolis. The porial of St. Gervais' apartinent, with the furniture and de- church is the fineli in Paris, composed corations, still remain in the late in of three orders, Doric, Jovic, and Cowhich he left them. The shops of the rinthian, from a drawing of Defhrofles, molern upholsterers at Paris, and the and remarkable for iis regular proposa houles which they furnish, would suf. tions, fimplicity, and fine execution." fer by the comparison.
(p. 77.) “It is still the fashion to run “ The Mameluks walk about Paris to Versailles of a Sunday, which is in their drefles, and appear at all the now a museum, ani the Pe!it-Trianon, theatres and frascati; they are about 6 now an eating-house, and particularly feet English ; wear a fort of robe of when the waters play, which are third Scarlet cloth, a white turban, with a in inagnificence afier those of Helle good deal of gold about it, a rich gir- Carel and Herenhausen : then comes dle, and a poniard, or couteail, with the jet d'eau of Chailworth, which an ivory handle, fuck in it. Others might have been made ihe best of all are drested differently. Two of them by linking the bason as deep as the bed ride behind the First Conful at the pa- of the river.” (p. 80.) sade; and fometimes the whole corps “ The French funds, or 5 per cents. is reviewed with the reli of the troops. at the pric: they now are, produce near Ai all the parades, and at the audicnce, 10 per cent.; and they are guaranteed
Review of New Publications, [June,
“ The women dress as they like;
and then they were rad *. If he could “ The gardens of Tivoli conffi of but fee Paris at this moment, from the 37 acres, and are let for 20,000 livres, l'antheon, associated nighuv, like Miland coli from 8 to 10 more in keeping ton's Infernals, in a small house and up. They are uncommonly weil laid garden at Frescati, he would perhaps out, and ihe fee of admilton is two li- exclaim, with as much jullice and provres, except on grand fetes with fire- priety, Voila non contrat focial! Whilfi works, then three or four. Dinners have been giren here, at a table 18 feet * As they were at rigning the late prewide, 12 for the plaicuu, and 3 on limmaries. LDIT.
you remain in Paris, you cannot form cut off his head, as they would cut off anv exact judgement of what you hear the woman's, in order to make her and fee; io do this, you mult retire. good or silent; whereas they infift on When you lee the lion and the lamb, it, that the good woman, or woman the plaintiff and the defendant, the di- without a lead, is nothing more than vorcer and the divorced, the judge and the emblem of a female under the dithe culprit, together, bowing, one to
rection of her husband, and in po want another, in the fame boule, across the of a head-piece. This device, they say, fame table, you naturally fay, this can- was invented by King Pharamond, io not be! it is a mistake! Bui, in a very illufirate the Sálic law, which forbad fort time, you find out that it really women, in some cases, to inherit, and is fo, and ibai, at a proper distance, also to preserve the fcepire of France what appeared to you an exhiaragant fro:n being en quenouillé par la regence pentimento in the piece, by fome pecu- d'une reine.” (p. 101.) liarity of time and circunliance, falls “At the Tuilleries are two eating. into its place, and unites with the rooms, in which Bonaparte dines in ground of the picture. These may pulle: In the fall one the table seem to be montirous congruities; but holds just 50; in the large one, which they are all expiicable, and a reason is a gallery with two rows of French may he given for every one of them." heroes in inarble, 300. liere you dine (p. 9.3.)
with Catinat, De Tourville, Vauban, "The espionnage of Paris is, they Bavard, Turenne, and all the great gelay, much ivcreated, and yet there is nerals of France.” (p. 107.) no perfecution for opinions; you may “The ground bebind Marshal Biron's fay i hat you will, if you do not act house is lill a garden of 14 acres. upon it. No man will be reported 10 Mr. Walpole's time it contisted of althe police for observing that the laws leys and walls, buttoned on each side of the Twelve Tables of Druco and with lines of flower-pois, fucceeding the Guillotine were all of the lame co- one another in their feason, to the Jour; or thai Fortune alwavs paid her number of 9000 of Alters, or Reines debis, and, if she let Theodore die in Marguerites, only. The alleys ftill the King's Bunch, the let Napoleon exilt, but the aliers are no more. The upon the throne at St. Cloud, if she house and garden are to let for 18,000 ruined one king of Corfica, the gave livres a year, or 700l. nearly. The another Corican a better kingdom, in- hotel is furnilhed, at least, with
very deed the very best she has to give.” fine glafles, and now belongs to the (p. 100.)
house of Lauzun, that intermarried “ Fonche, the famous Republican with the Royal Family. The Marshal minitier of police, is removed to a took as much delight in thewing his more lucrative office ; he was as great, town-Gardens as Louis XIV. did his in his department, as any of his prede- country one at Versailles to the Jew, ceffors, not excepting M. de Sartine, Bernard, of whom he borrowed a few whole naine is given to a fireet. Just millions.” (p. 108.) before he went out, an additional im- “ In the Salle d'Armes, or Armoury poft was announced from his bureau of France, at the antient convent of to the farmers of the tax on gaming- the Jacobins, is the famons machine houses: upon which the wiis repeated infernale de la rue Nicaise, that consified the line of Greflet's farewell to the Je- of a fufil terminating in a powder-barfuits, that had been before applied to rel within a hogshead of combullibles. Louis XV. on the tax published by A duplicate of this machine was found the Abbé Terrai, the very day the at the house of the inventor, that, in King died : C'est ainsi qu'on parlant je iis explosion, was very far from hitting vous fais mes ūdieux. "The iax, how- iis aim, Bonaparte, for he was gone ever, no nuore belonged to Fonchel by, but very near defiroying his aide ihan to the Abbé Terrai ; it went into de camp, Laurilion, who escaped to the national purse in both instances; I bring the happy tidings of peace to do not fav, without passing through this country.” (p. 111.) the gridiron. The French are very
“In order to be an eve-witnels of angry with a certain great latesman the dillress and complicated misery the and orator in ihe House of Commons Revolution has brought on the French for having faid, that, if the French nation, it is neceflary that you should were to come io England, they would mix with the people in their private