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or else the latitude of this boundary pa- latitude.” For this extra trouble, mari. rallel would not correspond with that of ners would not thank us. But is this reany other place on the earth; and what duced latitude more commodious, either benefit would result from such an altera- at sea or land, than the observed latitude tion of the latitude? The mariner, after now in use ?-No. Is the reduced latihaving found his latitude by the usual tude true, and the observed latitude false? method, would have to reduce it to the No. Can any good reason, then, be new latitude by this rule, “ As the square assigned why we should make use of the of the earth’s transverse axis is to the reduced latitude in preference to the obsquare of the conjugate, so is the tangent served latitude ? -None: for it would in of the observed latitude to the tangent all cases be vastly more troublesome to of the correction; which substracted from determine, and have no advantage whatthe observed latitude, gives the corrected ever over the other when determined.

ART. 7. LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.

DOMESTIC.

The New-York Selection of Sacred

ORIGINAL, works recently published Musico con piled by FM DJ ALLES

Report of the -York Peace SocieAn Anniversary Discourse, delivered ty, at the Anniversary, Dec. 25, 1818. before the New-York Historical Society,

Memoirs of the Philadelphia AgriculDecember 7, 1818. By GuLIAN C. VER- tural Society, for Promoting Agriculture. PLANCK, Esq.

Containing Communications on various

Subjects in Husbandry and rural affairs. « Omnibus his niveâ cinguntur tempora vittâ." Vol. 4th.

VIRGIL.

The Christian's Monitor, or Practical “ Heureux qui est digne de peindre la vertu. Je n'espere point l'embellir; elle est trop au des

Guide to Futnre Happiness; intended for sus des ornemens frivoles de l'esprit-mais je lui the use of Roman Catholics in the United rendrai homage. Je la presenterai dans sa ma.

States. Under the approbation of Bishop jesteuse simplicitè.”- - Thomas, Eloge de , Connolly. By the Rev. WM. TAYLOR, D'Aguesseau.

A. B. of St. Patrick's Catbedral. Catalogus Collegii Neo-Cæsariensis. The Printer's Guide, or an IntroducRerumpublicarum Fæderatarum Ameri- tion to the Art of Printing, including an oæ Summæ Potestatis Anno XLIII. Essay on Punctuation, and Remarks on

Songs of the Temple, or Bridgewater Orthography; with a copperplate, exCollection of Sacred Music. Sixth edi. hibiting the manner of marking a Prooftion, improved and enlarged.

sheet for the press, and a scale for calcuA Directory to the Holy Scriptures, lating the expense of printing a work. for the use of Unfortunates under Con- By C. S. VAN WINKLE. finement. By Jonn STANFORD, M. A.

Minutes of the proceedings of a special

meeting of the fifteenth American Con“ Search the Scriptures.”—JOHN v. 39.

vention for promoting the Abolition of An Address delivered in behalf of the Slavery, and improving the condition of New-York Institution for the Instruction the African race; assembled at Philadelof the Deaf and Dumb, before the New- phia, on the 10th day of December, 1818, York Forum, at the conclusion of a Vo- and continued by adjournments until the lunteer Debate for the benefit of said In- 15th of the same month, inclusive. stitution, December 24, 1818. By Sıl- An Examination into the expediency VANUS MILLER, one of the Directors. of establishing a Board of Agriculture in Published by order of the Directors, and the State of New-York. Published by for the benefit of said Institution.

the New-York Corresponding AssociaDocuments relative to Savings Banks, tion for the promotion of Internal ImIntemperance, and Lotteries. Published provements. by order of the Society for the Preven- A List of the Post-offices in the United tion of Pauperism in the City of New States, with the names of the Postmasters, York.

the Counties and States in which they you

are situated, and the distances from the original Latip edition, and collated with City of Washington.

the Author's last edition in French, by

JOHN ALLEN. Preceded by Memoirs of Foreign Works re-printed ; some with the Life of Calvin, by John MACKENZIE. Notes and Additions by American Aue'

Take especial care, before you aim your thors.

shafts at Calvinism, that know what is Cal. The Life of Mrs. Mary Fletcher, relict vinism, and what is not. of the late Rev. John Fletcher, Vicar of

BISHOP HORSLEY. Meidely; with an engraving.

[The publisher remarks, that “ CalEdgeworth's Parents' Assistant, or Sto- vin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, ries for Children. By Maria Edgeworth.

having ever been esteemed his best

proFlorence Macarthy; a novel. By duction, ought to be in the possession of

every Christian." This is positive lanLady Morgan.

Clarentiae; a novel. By Miss Bur. guage. But a recommendation, signed ney, author of Traits of Nature." 2 vols. by several reverend gentlemen, contains

The Fast of St. Magdalen ; a romance. stronger terms :-" To those who are By Miss Anna Maria Porter. 2 vols.

acquainted with the character and history

of John Calvin, any recommendation of Thou shalt leave Each thing belov'd most dearly: 'tis the

his works is superfluous. To those who. last shaft

are not, and we fondly hope they are but Shot from the bow of exile.”

few, we take the liberty of stating, that the

Carey's Dante. Christian World never has been blessed A Dictionary of the English Language; with an uninspired man of greater and in which the words are deduced from their more vigorous intellect, more fervent piety, originals, and illustrated in their differ- and eminent holiness ; more enlarged acent significations, by examples from the quirements in human, but especially, theobest writers. To which are prefixed, a logical learning, and more extensive useHistory of the Language, and an English fulness to his fellow men, than this most ilGrammar. By SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D. lustrious reformer.”]. With the addition of the Standard of Pro- A Sermon delivered on the Anniversary nunciation established in WALKER'S Crit of the Western Education Society, at ical Pronouncing Dictionary. Vol. I. Utica, Dec. 31, 1818, by the Rev. Dr. part 1, of the 4to. edition, and vol. I. NORTON. To which will be added, the part 1 and 2, of the 8vo. edition.

Report of the Directors, and an Address Descriptions of the Manners and Cus- to the Public. toms of the People of India; and of their

Henry Wheaton, Esq. Reporter to the Institutions, Religious and Civil. By the Supreme Court of the United States, is Abbe J. A. DUBOIS, Missionary in the engaged in preparing for the press a Die Mysore. 2 vols.

gest of the Decisions of that Court, from A Course of Morning and Evening its establishment in 1789 until the present Prayer, for every day in the Month; to time; together with the Decisions of the which is prefixed a Discourse on Family Continental Court of Appeals in Prize Religion. By JAMES BEAN, Minister of Causes, during the Revolutionary War. the Walbeck Chapel. First American, from the 12th London edition, carefully

LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY revised and adapted to the use of Chris.

At the anniversary meeting of this Sotians in the United States.

A Scripture Help, designed to assist in ciety, held at the Society's Hall, in the Reading the Bible profitably., By the

New-York Institution, on Thursday, Ja. Rev. EDWARD BICKERSTETR ; illustrated nuary 14, 1819, the following officers

were elected for the ensuing year : Ree's New Cyclopedia. Vol. XL. part De WITT CLINTON, L. L. D.

President. 1, being the 79th Number. De Viris Illustribus Urbis Romæ, a David HoSACK, M. D. 1st.

Vice-Presidents. Romulo ad Augustum. Ad usum Scho- SAMUEL L. MITCHILL, M. D. 2d. larum. Auctore C. F. SHOMOND, in Uni- JAMES Kent, L. L. D. 3d. versitate Parisieni Professore emerito. Juxta Novam editionem Parisiensem, JACOB MORTON, Esq.

Counsellors. anno 1817.

GULIAN C. VERPLANCK, Esq.
Works proposed to be Published.

CADWALLADER D, COLDEN, Esq.
By Samuel Huestis, of this city.-The JOHN GRISCOM,
Institutes of the Christian Religion. By Rev. FREDERICK C. SCHAEFFER, A. NE.
JOEN CALVIN.

Translated from the JOHN WATTS, M. D.

OF NEW-YORK.

with 4 maps.

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all books which they may bave taken WM. JAMES MACNEVEN, M. D.

down from the shelves. JAMES EASTBUAN,

The Sub-Librarian is directed to report Rev. JOAN MAC VICKER, A. M. every violation of the rules of the Library VALENTINE Mort, M. D.

as soon as it is ascertained. JOSIAH O. HOFFMAN, Esq.

F. C. SCHAEFFER, Corresponding Secretaries.

Librarian.
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IMPORTANT INVENTION.
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The Hon. WILLIAM J. LEWIS, Mem-
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ber of Congress, from Virginia, has reHENRY WHEATON, Esq.

cently invented a machine for propelling Curators.

vessels of all sizes, from a small boat up to SAMUEL W. MOORE, M. D.

the largest ship of war. This machine is JACOB DYCKMAN, M. D.

said to be more simple, and incomparably Treasurer.

more powerful than any other hitherto inFRANCIS B. WINTHROP, Esq.

vented; and tides and currents, instead

of weakening, will increase its active NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

power. Steam, weights, springs, borse, At an election for officers of this Society or manual power, can be used according for the ensuing year, the following gen- to the size of the vessel. It will answer tlemen were duly elected:

for the sea as well as a mill-pond. Na President.

wave can injure or destroy it.
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Vice-Presidents.
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The Corporation of this city have
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erected a Monument on the Battery, a Standing Committee.

few yards from the railing in State-street, PETER A, Jay,

and nearly opposite Bridge-street. It is ANTHONY BLEECKER,

a solid block of white marble, between JOAN G. BOGERT,

three and four feet high, the top of which GULIAN C. VERPLANCK,

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Fort George,
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In October, 1769,
LIBRARY OF THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL

The Corporation of the City of New York
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Have erected this Monument,
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A. D. MDCCCXVIII.
are missing, and various sets are broken.
Those persons who have it in their power
to restore the lost volumes, and all who
have books from the Library, are request-

R. Ackerman (London) has in the ed to return them without delay, in order press, High Quarrels with the Pope. A to enable the Librarian and Standing Correspondence between the Court of

Rome and BARON VON MESSENBERG, Committee to complete a proper arrange- Bishop of Constance. In which the Biment, and a catalogue of the Library. The Sub-Librarian, Mr. S. B. HUTCH- shop disputes the authority of the Pope INS, 91 Chamber-street, will attend at in Germany; with aň Account of his Enthe Library-room, in the New-York In- deavours, and every probability of Sucstitution, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, cess, to effect a general Reformation

in the German Catholic Church.
from 3 to 6 o'clock, P. M.

No STRANGER can be admitted into the
Library-room, unless introduced by a

Belles Lettres.
member of the Society, or furnished with An early friend of Schiller's, Joseph
a note from a member to the Sub-Libra- Charles Mellish, Esq. now British Consul
rian.

General to the Hanseatic Cities, and reMEMBERS, and others who enter the siding in Hamburgh, has just published, Library-room, are requested to replace in a pery elegant yolume, Poems in the

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FOREIGN.

GERMAN LITERATURE.

German Language, which for poetical mineral, which he considers as a variety excellence, and the purity of the German, of Serpentine, and distinguishes by the leave nothing to be desired, and only name of Weisser Serpentine, (White Sercause us to regret that their number is pentine.) It occurs massive in different too small. Mr. Mellish lived in 1795 beds of Serpentine. Its colour is white, and the following years, at Weimar; en- often without a shade of green. Fracjoyed the friendship of Schiller, and the ture, even and dull. Fragments indeother great geniuses who then resided terminate, and not particularly sharpthere, and contributed German poems to edged. Difficultly frangible. A fatty feel. Wieland's “German Mercury,” and other its constituents are silica, magnesia, oxpublications. At the same time he trans- ide of iron, alumina, lime, water. lated Schiller's Mary Queen of Scots into English, and also Goethe's Masque Neo

Loss of Valuable Scientific Collections. terpe. After a lapse of 22 years, he now

The collection of antiquities belonging collects the fruits of his muse, which he to the Swedish chaplain fell a prey to the has dedicated to the high-spirited Grand flames, which, in the conflagration of the Dutchess of Weimar, who is so highly re

month of March last, consumed the hovered for the courage she displayed to- tel of the Swedish mission, in Constantiward Napoleon. His Song to hiller, nople. These collections had been packhis Odeon Schiller's death, the affectionate ed up in 11 large cases, since the year lines to his wife, on Baroness Stein, (of 1816: of these, only one was saved, which an old family in Franconia,) his “Min- contained an Egyptian mummy. It was strel,” admirably translated from Walter equally impossible to save from the fire Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel, will be about 800 volumes, composing the col. read with pleasure by every German lection made by M. Lidman, of various scholar. In the same volume, which is classic authors in the ancient and modern adorned with 30 well engraved vignettes, languages, and a considerable number of there are some good translations from the Arabian manuscripts and others of the German and the Greek, and good Latin Cophts, which he had purchased during

his travels in the East. M. Lidman arpoems.

rived in Constantinople one month after A new variety of Serpentine. the fire, where, instead of meeting with Mr. KELFERSTEIN, of Halle, Germany, his treasure, he had to deplore the irrehas recently published a description of a parable loss which he bad experienced.

ART. 8. RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

DOMESTIC.

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providentially happened that I should spend N Japuary the Rev. Henry Blatchford, the Sabbath in Hartford I attended wor. tor of the Branch Church, in Salem, Mas. house, where it was communion day. In sachusetts.

the course of the morning services, seThe congregation under the pastoral veral candidates presented themselves for care of the Rev. J. S. C. F. FREY, in this admission into the church; among whom city, bas purchased the Church in Pearl. was a young lady, a pupil in the Deaf street, lately occupied by the Universal- and Dumb Asylum. The scene was peist congregation, and formerly by the culiarly interesting. The Rev. Pastor English Lutheran Congregation. In this observed to the congregation, that the Church, which is now called “ The In- case of Miss Fowler, the unfortunate candependent Jew's Chapel,” the Rev. Mr. didate before them, was so peculiar, he Frey officiates on Sunday, and several selt himself bound to state, that she had evenings in the week. Once a week he for some time past manifested a strong delivers “ a lecture to his Jewish breth- desire to vuite with the church under his

care; that he had repeatedly examined

her with respect to her acquaintance Extract of a letter from a gentleman, to with the simple and important truths of his friend in Boston.

the Bible; that she had ever given the DEAR SIR,

most satisfactory evidence, not only of Being on a journey through the state her knowledge of these truths, but also of Connecticut a few weeks since, it of their renewing and sanctifying in

ren.

DEAF AND DUMB.

fuence on her heart, and of the purity of hearts melted with ours, and opened to her motives in thus presenting herself to contribute of their abundance to provide make a public profession of religion ; that the means for the instruction and salvahe viewed this instance of hopeful con- tion of hundreds of our kindred and of version to be a signal instance of the in- our families, whose intellectual and moterposition of Providence in favour of the ral powers are now chained in darkness. Asylum, and one that ought to call forth Little are the public aware how many pathe deepest gratitude of all present. The rents there are around us, who have been countenance of the candidate evidently called to weep over the son or daughter discovered that she deeply felt the solem- of their hopes, whose mind, by the hand nity of the occasion. She came forward of nature or disease, is for ever barred, with great composure, bowed her assent as they have supposed, from all improveto the covenant which had previously ment in human or divine knowledge. O been explained to her, received the ordi- that those to whom God has given chilnance of baptism, and then retired to her dren perfect in all their senses and faculseat to partake of the consecrated ali- ties, would feel for these parents, and ment, all in a manner fully evincive of a cause their tears to cease, by casting in realizing sense of the solemn rows she their mite to build up an institution so had taken upon her.

wonderfully calculated to raise these sons The scene was witnessed by a large and daughters of suffering, to knowledge and very respectable audience, who, to- and usefulness in this world, and immorgether with the companions of the candi- tal felicity in the world to come. By aiddate in misfortune, were all deeply affect- ing in this benevolent object, we surely ed at a sight so novel and interesting. are using the most efficient means for the Never did I see so many tears shed on introduction of that happy period, when such an occasion. All felt abundantly “ the eyes of the blind shall be opened, rewarded for all their prayers, and chari. and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopties, and labours, to build up this infant ped; when the lame man shall leap as an establishment.

hart, and the tongue of the dumb sball While witnessing this most affecting sing; when the ransomed of the Lord scene, I could only regret that those, into shall return and come to Zion with songs whose hands the Lord bas committed and everlasting joy on their heads." much of the silver and the gold, could not

Boston Recorder. have been present to bave had their

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ART. 9. POETRY.

ADDRESS TO SLEEP.

BY THE LATE MR. CURRAN.

O SLEEP, awhile thy power suspending,

Weigh not yet my eyelid down,
For mem'ry, see! with eve attending,
Claims a moment for her own :
I know ber by her robe of mourning,
I know her by her faded light,
When faithful with the gloom returning,
She comes to bid a sad good night.

0! let me hear, with bosom swelling,
While she sighs o'er time that's past;
O! let me weep, while she is telling
Of joys that pine and pangs that last.
And now, o'sleep, while grief is streaming,
Let thy balm sweet peace restore ;
While fearful hope through tears is beaming,
Sooth to rest that wakes no more.

The fact I've no reason to doubt,
For she's said so these three years or more.
Her lip like a muskmelon sweet,
To taste would not sure be a fault;
And wit, as to heighten the treat,
From her tongue sprinkles true attic salt.
Her eye, like a candle, is bright,
And the locks on her brow all a-swirl,
As if the warm glances of light
Had frizzled the beautiful curl.
Her teeth, standing white, in display
The charms of her mouth secm to cap:
A botanist swore t'other day,
'Twas the counter to Venus's trap.
Her voice, when she sings unconstrain'd,
Is gentle, yet plaintively sweet ;--
As if every note had complain'd
In leaving so blest a retreat.
The form of the dear lovely creature
With no boddice or corset is tied ;-
She seems the chef d'ouvre of nature,
Except when I stand by her side.

BAGATELLE.
The maid in whose praise I come out
Is just under gay twenty-four ;

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