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Henry Hudson, De Calore.
From Berbice. James S. Huston, — Aneurismate. Samuel Tyndall, De Rebus Lucem in TeBernard Kelly, - Pneumonia.
nebus emittenti. Wm. Kennedy, - Cerebri Concussione.
bus. Alexander King, - Febribus Intermittentibus.
From Santa Cruz. James M-Cabe, - Sanitate et Vi Animi Richard Tuite, De Cynanche Tracheali.
inter Tropicos. T. Maccarthy,
From the Isle of Wight.
thodis eam ad Mare Henry O'Brien, - Diabete Mellito.
Servandi. L. J. O'Brien, Amaurosi.
The above is the most numerous graRobert L. Page, Rheumatismo Chro. duation that ever took place at any univer
nico et Acuto.
sity; it is fourteeen more than last year, T. H. Pemberton, — Rabie Canina.
and shews the increasing celebrity of this Michael Ryan, - Variis Ictericis Mor- eminent school of medicine.
bis. William Temple, Febre Epidemica, &c. College Museum.--The fine collection of Robert Warren, - Morbis Postulantibus
natural history, purchased for the Univer. necnon Modis Ef.
sity of Edinburgh, from M. Dufresne of ficendi Pupillam
Paris, by Captain Thomas Brown of this Artificiosam.
city, arrived at Leith lately, on board the Samuel Wesley, - Rheumatismo Acuto.
cutter sent by government for the purpose James Wright, - Synocho.
of conveying it hither. The collection is of From the East Indies.
great extent; it was contained in 42 large
packing cases, and required 12 carts to bring Johir Thomson, De Scarlatina Anginosa. it up from Leith to the College. We are
informed, that this magnificent collection i From America.
is very rich in the ornithological departT. F. Andrews, De Vasis Absorptioni ment, which consists of upwards of six
Servientibus. teen hundred species of birds, male, fe. D. V. Burton, - Diabete Mellito. mate, and young, in many instances, which J. E. De Kay, - Erroris Scaturigine renders it highly valuable for the purposes
in Experimentis of study, as the change of plumage from
Physiologicis. the young to the adult, and the difference A. F. Holmes, - Tetano.
between the male and the female, are the
most perplexing circumstances in the study From Jamaica.
of natural history. The birds are preserv. H. De Leon, De Hydrocephalo ed in the same manner as they were in the John Salmon, Dysenteria.
department in the Museum of the Jardir Edward Turner, - Causis Febris Epide- du Roi at Paris, to which grand institu.
tion M, Dufresne is chief naturalist. They burgi grassantis. are the result of 40 years' patient collec
tion. The specimens are in general very From Barbadoes.
fine, as M. Dufresne availed himself of
every opportunity of procuring the best, to Jonathan Garner, De Mania.
supersede those which were defective in his William J. King, Febre Flava.
cabinet. There are several unique species,
also a great variety of eggs, which form a . From Antigua.
valuable appendix to the birds. R. F. Osborn, De Sede Visus.
The collection of insects is excellent,
and consists of above twelve thousand inFrom St Christopher's.
dividuals. W. D. Lawlor, De Phthisi Pulmonum.
The collection of shells is extensive and
brilliant, many of the specimens being exFrom Bermuda.
ceedingly rare and valuable. It comprises
about two thousand three hundred species, Leonard Stewart, De Vi Consuetudinis and considerably above three thousand in
in Corpus Huma- dividuals. This department is arranged num, nunc Causa and named according to the system of La. Morborum, nunc marck, who is undoubtedly the first living
ræsidio. conchologist. There are also upwards ot
five hundred species of fossil shells, besides
Feet. Inches. a great variety of corals, sea urchins, star Two bones of the swimming fish, snakes, tortoises, &c. &c.
paws. When this fine cabinet is united to the One of these is in length . 5 collection already in the College, the whole The other (broken) ... 3 will form a grand and very valuable col. Circumference of these bones 3 lection. And it is understood that the Six broken pieces of bone, new Museum will be fitted up and arrange from one foot in length to 4 ed for public inspection by the end of the Thirteen ribs, of these year. We have every reason to hope, from One is in length . . . . 10 the care and unremitted zeal of the pre- Ditto in circumference . . 1 sent learned professor of natural history, And one in length . .. 9 that the collection in the College of Edin- Ditto in circumference . . 1 burgh will become one of the finest in Eu. Besides these large bones, a rope. It is, however, to be regretted, that very entire oval and hollow there are no funds for increasing the col. bone was found, similar to lection ; and it can therefore only be aug. a shell. mented by voluntary donation. We trust In length . . . . . . 0 that all Scotsmen going abroad will feel a In diameter . . . . . 0 pride in attaching themselves to its inte. Along with the bones, a frag. rest, and in adding to it what they can,
nt of the lov however small their contributions may be. a stag's horn was also
Skeleton of a Whale.-Mr Bald of Al. found, measuring in length 1 2 ioa, member of the Wernerian Society of Circumference where a branch Edinburgh, has communicated the follow. had been broken off .. 0 8 ing particulars concerning this interesting " What is most singular regarding this discovery:
horn is, that at nine inches from the root, 6 A most interesting point in natural
a hole of about an inch diameter has been history has occurred in Clackmannanshire.
perforated, evidently previous to the horn « On Monday the 19th July, while some
being deposited in the place where it was workmen were employed in making im. dugu." provements upon the estate of Airthry, the
All these bones were found at a depth of property of Sir Robert Abercromby, Bart.
from 18 inches to three feet from the sur. about 300 yards south from the east porter's
face of the ground, in what is termed relodge, which leads to Airthry Castle, they
cent alluvial earth, formed by the river came upon a hard substance, which they sup
Forth, and composed of a blue-coloured posed to be the trunk of a tree; but upon
sludge or sleek, with a covering of peat digging away the earth, they found that
earth a few inches thick. this substance was part of the bones or
“ The situation where the bones were skeleton of some animal of uncommon
dug up naturally refers to a very remote size. This, from the situation, being close
period of time, of which we have no reto the Ochill mountains, and at nearly a
cord, when the river Forth was here a great mile from the river Forth, created no com.
arm of the sea, extending from the Ochill mon interest; and Sir Robert Abercromby,
mountains on the north, to the rising with great promptitude, not only caused
ground in the Falkirk district on the south; the bones to be carefully sought after and
and when the very interesting and pictudug up, but to be washed with all due
resque greenstone rocks of Abbey Craig, care, and deposited in a safe place in his
Stirling Castle, and Craigforth, formed court of offices.
islands in the midst of deep water. “ The bones are of a size which asto
" According to the situation of the Ro, nishes, in the highest degree, every one
man stations and causeway, at a small diswho sees them. They are distinctly and
tance from whence the skeleton has been evidently those of a large sized whalc; and
found, it may reasonably be concluded, their dimensions are nearly as follows:
that the whale has been stranded at a pe
Feet. Inches. riod prior to the Christian era. The head, or crown bone, in
" The skeleton was found lying in a di. breadth . . . . . . 8 5 agonal direction across the line of march Ditto, in length . .,. . 5 0 betwixt the estates of Airthry and Powis : Orifice in this bone (in dia
and Mr Alexander, the proprietor of this meter) . . . . 0
last estate, having, in the most polite manThere are nine vertebræ, some
ner, granted permission to cut through the of which are in diameter,
boundary fence in search of further reindependently of the side
mains, no less than thirty additional verteprocesses . . . . . . 1 8 bræ, and one shoulder bone of a fan shape, Breadth, including the pro
have been found. This bone measures in cesses i.. . , 3 6 breadth 4 feet, and in length 3 feet 1 inch,
" The lovers of natural history are un- ed plants, not less than twelve hundred der very great obligations to Sir Robert new species, have been received at the East Abercromby, for the particular care and India Company's Botanic Garden, near attention he has paid in preserving these Calcutta. very singular and interesting relics of the Native Gold. Some fine specimens of animal kingdom.”
native English gold have been presented to Monopoly of Printing Bibles, fc. the Royal Institution by Sir Christopher A general meeting of the booksellers, Hawkins. They were found lately, whilst printers, stationers, and others, interested streaming for tin, at Ladock, in Cornwall; in the sale of the Holy Scriptures, has some of the pieces weigh each sixty grains. been held in the Globe Tavern, Fleet Street, Native English gold has also been found when some resolutions were passed, among lately in Devonshire by Mr Flexman of which were the following:
South Moulton. " That the claims of royal typographers Greece.- A Greek, Nicol Pickolos, (trans. and of the universities to the right, exclu- lator of the Philoctetes of Sophocles into sively, to print all Bibles and Books of modern Greek, has lately written a politi. Common Prayer, under the authority of cal tragedy, entitled, The Death of De. letters-patent, licences, or charters, would mosthebes, which has been performed with be, if established, a monopoly most inju- much applause at the Greek Theatre at rious to the community at large.
Odessa. “ That this meeting is of opinion, that Italy.--The number of the Biblioteca the claims of the universities and king's Italiana osia Giornale di Letteratura, Sciprinters to a monopoly of the printing of enze ed Arti, for January 1819, publishBibles and Books of Common Prayer have ed at Milan, contains an introductory pa. been carried to an unwarrantable extent; per, by the editor Acerbi, wherein he gives the prerogative of the crown, in this re- an excellent view of the present state of li. spect, extending no farther than to the spe- terature in Italy. cific editions which the monarch, as head in 1818, there was published at Pisa, by of the Church of England, shall order to be Capurra, four volumes of Collezione di Ot. used by ministers in churches.
tima Autore, intended as a continuation of " That, for the better securing the ob the Milanese edition of the Italian Classics. jects of this meeting, namely, to ascertain These volumes contain the Ervido di Re. the precise extent of the privileges of the migio Fiorentino, La Cronaca di Dino universities and king's printers, with re- Compagni, Savonarola del Governo, La gard to the printing and vending of Bibles Congiura dei Baroni Napoletani, del Porand Common Prayer Books ; for resisting zio, and La Vita del Giacomini del Nardi. such claims as are injurious to trade, and Four more volumes are to appear during not valid in law; and for obtaining redress the present year; they will contain the for injuries illegally inflicted, a committee works of Giannotti, and the History of be appointed ; and that such committee be Naples by Capeca Latro. dirccted and empowered to adopt all such Three parts of the Giornale Arcadico measures as may appear to them most like have appeared at Rome. They contain ly to insure these important objects." extracts from works in the different branches
Tea-Shrub. The British Resident at the of belles lettres, mathematics, astronomy, Court of Nepaul has lately discovered a fine &c. ; and accounts of the most modern tea-shrub, in the garden of a Cashmirian at works of art. This journal, however, does Kathmandu, originally brought from China, not appear to have fulfilled the expectaand growing with vigour, and producing tions which were entertained of its excelripe seed yearly. He has also found a lence. species of camellia on the mountains of The Journal de Commerce and the Mi. Sivapur, where the tree is called Kisi. It nerve Francaise have been prohibited resembles the real tea, and comes very near throughout the Sardinian dominions. to Thunberg's Camellia Jakanqua, but Spuin.-A journal was commenced at differs in the fruit. The utmost cxertions Madrid in November 1818, which in time will be used to effect the introduction of must, no doubt, rival our celebrated racing these trees into such of the British posses. calendars, of so much value in the annals sions towards the north and west of Bengal of the turf. It is entitled, The Journal of as may hold out prospects of success in Bull Fighting. The first part contains an their cultivation. Specimens of Valeriana account of such of those exhibitions as have Jatamansi (spikenard) and Gentiana Chi. taken place from May to November 18, rayta have been received from Gosain-than, 1818. The Infant Don Carlos is one of a wild and desolate place at the foot of the the principal contributors. Himalaya mountains, situated to the north. An edict of the Inquisition, concerning ward from Katmandu, seven or eight days' prohibited books, is 'shortly expected at journey thence, and greatly elevated above Madrid. the valley of Nepaul. From the same Holland. A tragedy, by Isaac da Costa, quarter, a very great number of undescrib- a Dutch dramatic poet, entitled Alphonso I.
published by Hengst at Amsterdam, has within the last two years, in several divi. lately occupied considerable attention. sions of the Russian army; and is now so
Germany. -The Hamburgh Public Li. successfully prosecuted, that, from the brary is rich in the literature of all the north to the south of Russia, a consideradead and living languages, possessing more ble number of schools for the education of than 150,000 volumes, and is open to the children of soldiers, upon this econoevery citizen on Wednesdays and Satur- mical and efficient plan, are exhibiting the days. The late librarian, Professor Ebe- system in great perfection. Even in Sibeling, has enriched it as far as it was possi. ria, they have an establishment for trainble ; but, during the occupation of Ham. ing masters, who, when well qualified, are burgh by Napoleon's troops, the means sent to different parts of the empire ; and, afforded him for that purpose fell short. in the neighbourhood of Odessa, in the The Harmonic, in the Bleichen, has also south of Russia, there are schools for above a good library for its members; and the 10,000 of the Russian troops. At Petersmonthly subscription is very moderate. burgh, there is a school for the children of Bernhard's German, French, and English soldiers, exceedingly well organized ; and library, in the Little Johannis-street, is by another, of 250 men, has been recently far the most respectable of the circulating opened for the soldiers themselves, a cer. libraries, particularly in German journals; tain number of whom are taken out of the but not one English review or journal is different regiments, in order, when qualithere to be met with, and can only be pro- fied, that they may teach others by this cured of two houses in the bookselling method. The progress they make, parti. trade, twenty per cent. above the London cularly the Cossacks, is quite astonishing. price.
In the space of fifteen days, several who The general catalogue of new publica- previously did not know a letter were able tions offered for sale at the Easter fairs of to read short words, and even to write Leipsig and Francfort, for 1819, contains them on a slate. Prince Alexander Galatizo thousand four hundred and sixty-nine zin, the minister of public instruction, has separate miscellaneous publications, in the laid before the Emperor an extensive set of Latin, German, and Greek languages. reading lessons, from the Holy Scriptures, Atlases, travelling maps, general maps,
for the use of all schools upon this plan in &c.
Russia, of which the Emperor has ex. Romances,
pressed his high approbation, and has or.
dered the payment of the expence of print. Music and music books,
ing a large edition. These lessons are very Publications in foreign languages,
extensive, and consist of three parts :-French, Danish, Italian, Polish, Bo
1. Historical Lessons, from the Old Testa. hemian, English, &c. .
960 ment. 2. Our duties towards God and
269 New works announced for publication, 432
man. 3. A brief Harmony of the four
Gospels, with some of the most striking The first part of Fr. von Spaun's obser. facts in the Acts of the Apostles. The sevations on some of the most important lection is made in the very words of the measures of the states of Bavaria, which text, without note or comment. The whole was very sarcastically written, has been sup- is printing in common Russ. pressed.
The following are at present the most Sweden.-There are published at present remarkable periodical publications of the in Sweden forty-six newspapers ; one lite- Russian Empire :- The European Herald, rary journal ; and, among others, Iduna, a literary political journal, published at Penelope, and a medical journal ; one also Moscow, edited by Professor Katschen. for animal magnetism ; and the Magazine Ozesky, containing poetical and historical of Art and Novelty, edited by Boye. The essays; The Well Intentionell, edited at first part of the new journal of art and Petersburg by Ismailow,-a part is pub. science, entitled Swea, contains valuable lished every fortnight, containing princi. communications by Wahlenberg, Geijer, pally translations ; The Patriot, by Gretsch, Hafner, and others. There are also pub. a political and historical weekly journal ; lished at Upsal, by Brezelius, a ladies' ca- Spirit of the Journals, by Jazenkow, conlendar, or magazine, and a poetical calen- taining communications on political econodar, edited by Atterbom. There are also my, government, and legislation ; The published in Norway, besides the political Journal of Ancient and Níodern Literajournals, seven other periodical publica- ture, by Ollin; The Promoter of Mental tions.
Cultivation and Benevolence, by a Society Russia.-The system of mutual in- of Young People; The Russian Messen. struction for the children of the poorer ger; the Siberian Messenger, by Spasky ; classes, according to the plan of Joseph The Ukraine Messenger ; The Military Lancaster, the British and Foreign School Journal; Journal of the Philanthropic So. Society in London, and the Society for the ciety ; Pantheon of celebrated Men; The same purpose at Paris, has been adopted, Casan Journal; The Astrachan Journal.
WORKS PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION.
A work is announced, called the Ency. PROPOSALS are made for publishing, clopædia of British Literature; consisting during the present year, a work illustra- of a methodical edition of the most esteem. tive of the Monastic History of the An- ed works in the English Language, classed cient Bishopric of East Anglia, and pre- under departments. sent Diocese of Norwich; by Richard Taylor. It will consist of maps, upon a new construction, of Norfolk, Suffolk, part of
EDINBURGH. Cambridgeshire, and the city of Norwich ; .. showing the sites or positions of all the A Letter to Sir James M'Grigor, con. religious houses, colleges, and hospitals, taining an account of the Varioloid Epic which were there established, at various demic, which has lately prevailed in Edin. periods, down to the final dissolution of burgh, and other parts of Scotland ; with the monasteries.
observations on the Identity of ChickenThe History and Topography of the Pa. Pox and modified Small-Pox. By John rish of Sheffield, in the county of York; Thomson, M. D. Regius Professor of Mili. with historical and descriptive notices of tary Surgery in the University of Edinthe parislics of Ecclesfield, Hansworth, burgh, &c. Treeton, and Whiston, and of the chapelry Report of the Committee of the House of Bradfield, will speedily be published, of Coinmons appointed to inquire into the in one volunc crown folio, by Joseph Hun affairs of the Scotch Burghs.
Glenfergus; a novel. In 3 vols. 12mo. An interesting work is proposed, on the Winter Evening Tales ; collected among various Public Libraries of the Metropolis, the Cottagers in the South of Scotland. with biographical and literary notices of By James Hogg, author of the Queen's their founders. The first of its twelve Wake, Brownie of Bodsbeck, &c. &c. &c. pa:ts will commence with an account of the In 2 vols. 12mo. libraries of the London Institution and of Theresa de Valmont; a novel. In 2 vols. the Dutch Church.
12mo. Mr J. C. H. Owen is preparing a poeti. Series of Engravings (Part. II.) of the cal work, which will be entitied Isabel of remaining Boncs of the Human Skeleton, the Isles, or the Cave of Nah Vearnag, a with the Skeleton of the Fætus; by Ed. metrical Romance of the fifteenth century: ward Mitchell, Engraver, Edinburgh. The consisting of nine cantos, with notes ; the Explanatory References by John Barclay, scenery chiefly in the Highlands and He. M. D. Lecturer on Anatomy, Fellow of brides, and the story wholly a work of ima. the Royal College of Physicians, and of gination, all the incidents being fictitious, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, &c. &c. and most of the characters.
Poems, by William Cowper, of the Inner The Army Medical Officer's Manual, Temple, E.; To which is prefixed, a upon active service, will speedily be pubs Memoir of the Author; also, Critical Relished, consisting of precepts for his guid. marks on his Poems, writte
marks on his Poems, written expressly for ance in the various situations in which he this work; by John M‘Diarmid. Fools. may be placed ; and for the preservation cap 8vo, and demy 2.1mo, with elegant of the health of armies upon foreign ser embellishments, from designs by Mr H. vice ; by Dr Millingen.
Corbould. Second edition, revised and exMr A. Maxwell, the author of " Plura tended. lity of Worlds, or Letters, Notes, and Me Ossian's Poems, accompanied with Macmoranda, philosophical and critical, occa- pherson's and Blair's Dissertations, and a sioned by a series of Discourses on the Dissertation with regard to the genuineChristian Revelation, viewed in connection ness of these poems, by the Rev. Alex. with the modern astronomy by Dr Chal. Stewart. With a vignette and frontispiece mers," is printing a second edition, cor designed by Mr H. Corbould, and engraved rected and enlarged, in the octavo size, to in the best style by Mr George Corbould. range or bind up with the popular dis. Demy 24mo. courses of Dr Chalmers.
An Introduction to Algebra, wherein Memoirs of Lord Byron are forthcom- the fundamental rules are clearly demoning, under the title of Karold the Exile. strated, and the whole rendered easy and
Dr Jones is preparing for publication, familiar to every capacity. To which is in one large volume 8vo, a Greek and Eng: added, an Appendix, containing the solu. lish Lexicon
tion of one hundred Algebraical Questions Lieut. Francis Hall, of the 14th Light left unanswered in Hill's Arithmetic and Dragoons, H. P. author of Travels in the Alexander's Algebra ; by Robert Sharp, United States, is preparing a volume of Teacher of Mathematics, Edinburgh. late Travels in France,