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presses. Sth, One of 2000 frar.cs, in 1819, Aerolite at Paris.- We are informed for the discovery of a vegetable substance from the French papers, that an aerolite consisting of natural or prepared leaves, of considerable size fell at Paris, in the fit to be employed as a substitute for mul- Rue de Richelieu, on the morning of Nov. berry leaves in feeding silk-worms, 9th, 3. It descended with so much force as to One of 3000 francs, in 1821, for a metal displace a part of the pavement, and to or alloy, which may be substituted for iron sink to some depth into the earth. It was and steel, in the construction of machines attended by a sulphureous smell, and for grinding vegetables.
seemed to have been recently in a state of igpition or combustion.
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otic Cryptogamic Plants. This will have The following new periodical publica- numerous plates and appear in an octavo. tions are announced to the public. 1. An Proposals have been issued for publishinteresting and beautiful work, to be pub- ing by subscription, Night, a descriptive lished monthly, entitled “ Views of the Poem, by Ebenezer Elliott, jun. of RoSeats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in En- therham. gland, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.” A History of the Civil Wars of England, Each number will contain six highly fi- from original, authentic, and most curi nished engravings, from drawings by Mr. ous and interesting manuscripts and tracts J. P. Neale, accompanied by full descrip- of the times, is in the press; it will be tions of the seats they represent. 2. The illustrated by 200 engravings, from ori. Fhilosophical Library, & curious collec- ginal drawings by G. Arnold, R.A. tion of the most rare and valuable printed Mr. Mawe, honorary member of the Miworks and manuscripts, both ancient and neralogical Society of Jer and author of modern, which treat solely of moral, me- Travels in Brazil, a Treatise on Diamonds, taphysical, theological, philosophical, and &c. has in the press, Familiar Lessons in bistorical inquiries after truth; edited by Mineralogy; in which will be explained Josephus Tela. 3. Excursions through the methods of distinguishing one mineral the counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Nor.. from another. folk; comprising brief historical and to- The copious Greek Grammar of Augus. pographical deiineations of the towns and tus Matthiæ, having been translated from villages, illustrated with three hundred the German by the late Rev. E. V. Blomengravings. 4. A Periodical Journal, field, M.A. fellow of Emanuel College, published by Mr. Murray of Albemarle- Cambridge, will soon appear in two ocstreet, the object of which will be to con- tavo volumes. vey to the public a variety of new, origi- The Desâteer, with the most ancient ginal, and interesting matter; and, by a Persian translations and commentary, and regular arrangement of all inventions in a glossary of the ancient Persian words, is the arts, discoveries in the sciences, and printing by Mûlla Ferûz Bin Müllu Kaws; novelties in literature, to enable the read- an English translation will be added, and er to keep pace with the progress of hu- the whole will form two quarto volumes. man knowledge.
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dododo.docxxxv.d.o.o FRANCE.- At length the important subject of the liberty of the press seems to be set at rest. By the law, as settled by the Chamber of Deputies, with only a majority of eleven, no book is to be considered as published until it is actually distributed by the author or publisher; but it may be previously prosecuted, if the notice required by the law be not given, or the printer's name omitted. By another law, sanctioned by the king very soon afterwards, it appears, that “ Journals and other periodical works which treat of political matter and intelligence, shall not appear without the king's authority, until the end of the session of the Chambers of 1818.”—- By a late report of the Minister of Finance, it appears that, exclusive of Corsica, France contains nearly 52 million acres of land ; almost half of which consists of arable, a ninth of underwood and coppice, a fifteenth of pasture, the same proportion of meadow, and the twenty-fifth of vine-yards. It should seem further, that in the total of the revenue, the arable land produces the proportion of two-fifths, property in buildings one-fifth; and meadows one-eighth.
The Vicars-general of Paris have bad a letter from his Majesty, ordering a solemn service on the 21st instant, the anniversary of Louis Sixteenth's execution. No discourse or oration is to be delivered, but simply the testament of that virtuous but misguided and unhappy monarch to be read.--- A certain number of benevolent persons in Paris have subscribed a sum of 100,000 francs, which have been put into the hands of one of the bankers for the purpose of being distributed to the various cbarities of that city. This unostentations way of “doing good,” seems to us to shew more of that genuine spirit which it is the peculiar boast of Christianity to have introduced.
Spain. It does not appear that the formidable expedition, said to be fitting out at Cadiz, and to be escorted by a Russian Squadron, has yet set sail for its destined object, namely, the South American Colonies; the reputed reverse of fortune on the part of the Patriots may, perhaps, cause some change in its intended operations.
-The King has lately issued a decree, abolishing the slave-trade on the coast of Africa, to the north of the Line immediately, and limiting its duration to the south to May, 1820, then to cease totally. The interest which this praise-worthy act on the part of the Spanish King might have excited, is lessened by a reference to the general tenor of his conduct since his restoration.
Germany; Lower Elbe, Dec. 10.- The marriage of the Duke of Cambridge with the Princess Augusta, daughter to the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, brother of the Elector, has been solemnly arranged on both sides, and the approbation required from London has already arrived. The ceremony will take place as soon as the mourning for the Princess Charlotte is over,--The censorship of the press has been abolished ; all complaints, there
fore, against the public journals must be prosecuted in legal form.—The villa of Este, belonging to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, situate on the Lake of Cumo, is advertised for sale, together with all its dependencies.
Russia.— Under this head, we notice a correspondence which has taken place between the peror and Massachusetts Peace Society--a philanthropic institution, whose object is to disseminate the principles of the Christian religion, thereby to prevent the recurrence of war, and promote“ peace on earth and good-will among men.” His Majesty very graciously received the reports and pamphlets presented to him by the Corresponding Secretary, Mr. Worcester, and was pleased to give his entire sanction to those sentiments which had excited the members to such praise-worthy labours,
North-America; United States.-Congress met on the second of December, when Mr. Monroe, the President, made the opening speech, in which, after acknowledging their obligations to Providence, for the increasing prosperity of the country, it goes ou to declare that arrangements had been made with this country for the mutual reduction of the naval force on the Lakes; that the Islands in the bay of Passamequeddy should each revert to its former possessor, though the proposed boundaries had not been yet agreed upon; that the U. S. had preserved a strict neutrality between Spain and her Colonies, though their commerce had suffered by the disputes from both parties; and that they had sent a ship of war, with three distinguished citizens, to ascertain the state of the revolted colonies, and to seek satisfaction from the existing governments. An intimation seems to be given that they should acknowledge the independence of the colonies, if they should prove themselves able to maintain it. The militia force is estimated at 800,000, besides a regular force to the extent of what the law requires. Strong naval squadrons are maintained in the Mediterranean and Golph of Mexico. Lands have been purchased of the Indians on advantageous terms, and endeavours made to bring them from their forests, and initiate them in the arts of civilized life. The President concludes with mentioning the improvement of manufacturers and the progress of public buildings, with suitable compliments to the army and navy, and with recommending a reduction of existing taxes.
As a proof of the flourishing state of the country, the revenue is said to exceed the expenditure 2,700,000 dollars, with a prospect in another year of the surplus reaching the sum of 4 millions of dollars.-An enquiry was proposed in Congress as to the arrest of several British Officers, on their way to join the revolted colonies.
South-America.— The Mexican Gazette of November 1st, gives an account of the capture of Mina, the patriot-general, and 25 of his followers. Though some of our political journals would seem to throw a doubt on this intelligence, (a doubt which we should be happy to find done away by the reverse of such a fact,) yet we fear we must conclude that the cause of the Patriots is at present overcast. Some dissensions appear to exist among themselves; and unless this unhappy spirit be speedily checked, the fatal issue of the contest must be obvious. Perhaps, however, increasing dangers may produce union, and stimulate to nobler and (it is to be hoped) altimately successful exertions.
Brazils.-Accounts have been received of the safe arrival of the Archdachess Leopoldine, now Princess Royal of Portugal, at Rio de Janiero, where she has been received with every mark of honour and rejoicing.