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presses. 8th, One of 2000 francs, in 1819, for the discovery of a vegetable substance consisting of natural or prepared leaves, fit to be employed as a substitute for mulberry leaves in feeding silk-worms. 9th, One of 3000 francs, in 1821, for a metal or alloy, which may be substituted for iron and steel, in the construction of machines for grinding vegetables.

LITERA RY ANNUNCIATIONS.

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Mr. Montgomery has a new volume of poems nearly ready for the press, entitled, Greenland and other Poems,

Aerolite at Paris.-We are informed from the French papers, that an aerolite of considerable size fell at Paris, in the Rue de Richelieu, on the morning of Nov. 3. It descended with so much force as to displace a part of the pavement, and to sink to some depth into the earth. It was attended by a sulphureous smell, and seemed to have been recently in a state of ignition or combustion.

A poem, entitled the Social Day, by Mr Peter Coxe, will be published in the spring, embellished with twenty-eight engravings.

The following new periodical publications are announced to the public. 1. An interesting and beautiful work, to be published monthly, entitled "Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland."-Each number will contain six highly finished engravings, from drawings by Mr. J. P. Neale, accompanied by full descriptions of the seats they represent. 2. The Philosophical Library, a curious collection of the most rare and valuable printed works and manuscripts, both ancient and modern, which treat solely of moral, metaphysical, theological, philosophical, and historical inquiries after truth; edited by Josephus Tela. 3. Excursions through the counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Nor folk; comprising brief historical and topographical delineations of the towns and villages, illustrated with three hundred engravings. 4. A Periodical Journal, published by Mr. Murray of Albemarlestreet, the object of which will be to convey to the public a variety of new, origiginal, and interesting matter; and, by a regular arrangement of all inventions in the arts, discoveries in the sciences, and novelties in literature, to enable the reader to keep pace with the progress of human knowledge.

The Rev. Robert Burnside has in the press, a series of Essays on the Religion of Mankind.

Messrs. Hooker and Taylor's work on the Mosses of Great Britain and Ireland, which will be illustrated with plates, is on the eve of publication. Mr. Hooker

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has also ready, the first number of a work on the new and rare, or little known, Ex, otic Cryptogamic Plants. This will have numerous plates and appear in an octavo.

Proposals have been issued for publishing by subscription, Night, a descriptive Poem, by Ebenezer Elliott, jun. of Rotherbam.

A History of the Civil Wars of England, from original, authentic, and most curious and interesting manuscripts and tracts of the times, is in the press; it will be illustrated by 200 engravings, from original drawings by G. Arnold, R. A.

Mr. Mawe, honorary member of the Mineralogical Society of Jena, and author of Travels in Brazil, a Treatise on Diamonds, &c. has in the press, Familiar Lessons in Mineralogy; in which will be explained the methods of distinguishing one mineral from another.

The copious Greek Grammar of Augustus Matthiæ, having been translated from the German by the late Rev. E. V. Blomfield, M. A. fellow of Emanuel College, Cambridge, will soon appear in two oc

tavo volumes.

The Desáteer, with the most ancient Persian translations and commentary, and a glossary of the ancient Persian words, is printing by Mulla Feruz Bin Mullu Kaws; an English translation will be added, and the whole will form two quarto volumes.

Mr. George Dodd, the civil engineer, has announced a new publication on steamengines and steam-packets.

Henry Hallam, Esq. is preparing aView of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages; to be published in two vols quarto.

An interesting work of Delineations of the city of Pompeii, consisting of forty picturesque views, ou a large scale, from accurate drawings made in the year 1817, by Major Cockburn, of the royal artillery, is in considerable forwardness. The plates

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ANTIQUITIES AND TOPOGRAPHY. The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral of Winchester, by J. Britton, F.S.A. with thirty engravings: comprising an original investigation into the early establishment of Christianity in the south-western part of the island, that is, among the West Saxons; an essay on the original and architectural styles of the present cathedral, and a description of that edifice; an account of its various and splendid monuments; biographical anecdotes of the bishops, &c. with ample graphic illustrations of the architecture and sculpture of the church; the latter chiefly engraved by J. and H. le Keux, from drawings by Ed

ward Blore.

No. I. of Illustrations of York Cathedral, with six engravings by the two Le Keux's, Scott, &c. from drawings by Mackenzie and Blore; by J. Britton, F. S. A. The History and Antiquities of Croydon, comprising a general and descriptive account of the town, its hamlets, manors, &c.; by the Rev. D. W. Garrow, B. D., &c. 8vo. 148.

BIOGRAPHY.

Memoirs of the Legal, Literary, and Political Lite of the late Right Hon. J. P. Curran, once Master of the Rolls in Ireland; by Wm. O'Regan, esq. barrister. 8vo, 10s. 6d.

Biographical Conversations on the most eminent and instructive British Characters, for the use of young persons; by the Rev. Wm.Bingley, M.A. F.L.S.

A Biographical Memoir of the Princess Charlotte's Public and Private Life; with an engraved likeness, a view of Claremont, and a fac-simile of an original letter. 8vo. 12s.

Anecdotes of the Life of the late Richard

DIVINITY.

The Unitarian Refuted, or the Divinity of Christ and the Doctrine of the Holy Tri

nity plainly proved from copious Texts of Scripture, accompanied with notes, selected from the New Family Bible; by the Rev. G. A. Baker, M. A. 8vo. 5s.

Sermons by the Rev. David Dickson, burgh, 8vo. 10s. 6d. minister of the New North Church, Edin

The Domestic Altar; a six weeks course of Morning and Evening Prayers for the use of Families; by the Rev, W. Smith, A. M. 8s.

The Bible, not the Bible Society: being seminating the Scriptures which would an attempt to point out that mode of dismost effectually conduce to the security of the established church, and the peace of the United Kingdom; by the Rev. W. Phelan, fellow of Trinity-College. 4s.

my Contemplation: freely translated from God is Love most pure, my Prayer, and suitable alterations and additions, and inthe original of M. d'Eckdarthausen, with cluding a Companion to the Altar; by J. Grant, M.A. minister of Kentish-town chapel. 12mo. 2s. 6d.

EDUCATION.

signed to prepare the Youthful Mind for Remarks on a Course of Education, dea career of Honour, Patriotism, and Philanthropy; by T. Myers, A. M. 1s. 6d.

structions; by J. Gilchrist. Intellectual Patrimony, or a Father's In

A Summary Method of Teaching Chilvered by the Sieur Berthand; considerably dren to Read, upon the Principle discoimproved, with an entire new arrangement, adapted to the English language; illustrated with plates; by Mrs. Williams. 12mo. 9s.-royal 12mo. 12s.

Watson, Bishop of Landaff. 4to, £2. 12s. 6d. his Daughter; by John Styles, D.D. 1s.6d. Ricordanza; or, a Father's Present to

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Self-Cultivation, or Hints to a Youth leaving School; by Isaac Taylor, of Ongar. 8vo. 5s. 6d.

A practical Exercise for the use of students in the Greek Language, in a Tree, or Compendium of Verbs; with an explanation, &c. 5s.

The Picture of Nature; or, a general Survey of the principal Objects of the Creation, which present themselves to the observation of man ; by W.J. Hart. 12mo. plates, 5s. 6d.

Imitation; by Maria Benson, author of (6 System and no System," "Thoughts on Education," &c.; dedicated to her sister, Mrs. Basil Montague, Bedford-square, Lon

don.

An Introduction to the Study of Geology, with occasional remarks on the truth of the Mosaic account of the Creation and the Deluge; by J Sutcliffe, M. A. 1s.6d. Instructions for the Use of Candidates for Holy Orders, and of the Parochial Clergy, as to ordination, licences, institutions, collations, induetion, dispensations, &c.; by C. Hodgson. 8vo. 8s.

A series of Discourses, recommending and enforcing Steadfastness in the Christian Religion by W. Pendred. 8vo. 5s.

LAW, POLITICS, AND POLITICAL
ECONOMY.

A Summary View of the Report and Evidence relative to the Poor Laws, published by order of the House of Commons, with Observations and Suggestions; by S.W.Nicoll, Esq. 8vo. 2s. 6d.

First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, or a Commentary upon Littleton; by Sir Edward Coke: revised and corrected, with notes, &c., by Francis Hargrave, and Charles Butler, esqrs. 2 vols. 8vo. 31. 6s.

A Letter to the Common Council and Livery of London, on the abuses existing in Newgate, and the necessity of an immediate Reform in the management of that Prison; by the Hon. H. G. Rennett, M. P.

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason, &c. from the year 1783: with notes, &c.; compiled by T. B. Howell, esq. F.R.S. and F.S.A., and continued from 1783 to the present time by Thos. Jones Howell, esq. Vol. XXIII. royal 8vo. 11. 11s. 6d.

Considerations on the principal Events of the French Revolution, from the period of the administration of M. Necker to the fall of Bonaparte; by the Baroness de Stael.

3 vols. 8vo.

Two Letters on the contested Origin, Nature, and Effects of the Poor Laws. 1s.

MEDICINE.

Observations on the Treatment of certain severe Forms of Hemorrhoidal Excrescence; illustrated with Cases; by J. Kirby, A. B. 8vo. with an engraving, 3s.

A Disquisition on the Stone and Gravel; by S. Perry, surgeon.

An Account of some Experiments made with the Vapour of Boiling Tar in the Care of Pulmonary Consumption; by Alex. Crichton, M.D. F.R.S. 2s. 6d.

A Practical Enquiry into the Causes of the frequent Failure of the Operations of Depression and the Extraction of the Cataract, as usually performed with the description of a series of new and improv ed operations, by the practice of which most of these causes of failure may be avoided; by Sir W. Adams. 8vo. 16s.

MISCELLANIES.

Pickle's Club: illustrated by elegant engravings on wood, from designs by Thurston, royal 8vo. 11. 1s.-Imp. drawing paper, 21. 5s.

The Naturalist's Journal, by the Hon. Daines Barrington. 4to. 5s.

Anecdotes respecting Cranbourn Chase, with a very concise Account of it; together with the amusements it afforded our ancestors in the days of yore; by William Chafin, clerk. 8vo. 4s.

Birds; intended to identify the species menA Synoptical Catalogue of British tioned by different names in several Catalogues already extant: forming a book of

reference for observations in British Orni

thology; by Thomas Foster, F.L.S. Corresp. Memb. Acad. Mat. Sciences at Philadelphia, &c. 8vo. 3s.

An Essay on some Subjects connected with Taste: by Sir George Mackenzie, Bart. F. R. S. L. & E. 8vo. 3s.

POETRY.

Sensibility, the Stranger, and other Poems; by W. C. Hervey.

A Monody on the lamented Death of the Princess Charlotte; by M. S. Croker.

The Revolt of Islam; a Poem in twelve cantos; by P. B. Sheeley. 8vo. 10s. 6d.

The Lament of the Emerald Isle by C. Phillips, esq. 8vo. 1s.

Psyche on the Soul: a poem in seven cantos; by J. Brown, esq.

Philanthropy, a poem: with miscellaneous pieces; by I. Cobbin, M.A.

9s.

VOYAGES AND TRAVELS. The Personal Narrative of M. de Humboldt's Travels to the Equinoctial Regions

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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; álmost 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 had 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 charities 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

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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 Emperor 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 Gulph 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, with recommending a reduction of existing taxes.

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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) ultimately successful exertions.

Brazils.-Accounts have been received of the safe arrival of the Archdnchess Leopoldine, now Princess Royal of Portugal, at Rio de Janiero, where she has been received with every mark of honour and rejoicing.

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