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WILLIAM III. APPENDIX.
7nature, and watched her carefully in all her stages of disease. This method enabled him to assist her efforts; but ignorance and prejudice attributed his proceedings to want of knowledge in what manner his patient ought to be treated, mistaking his anxiety for perplexity. Merit triumphed, and virtue sealed his reputation. He died in 1731, His Materia Medica is his greatest work, which was published in Latin, in 3 vol. 8vo. Bergier translated it into French, in seven volumes 12mo. and it was continued by M. Nobleville to the extent of seventeen volumes, by adding to it the history of animals. The medical Theses of Geoffroy are in high estimation for intrinsic merit. Mons. GeofFroy had a son who was elected a fellow of our Royal Society previous to his father's decease.
JOSEPH PITTOKI.bE TOURNEFORT; Zto
This.celebrated naturalist, of a respectable family at Aix, in France, was born June 5, 1656. Sated with theology, he dedicated his studies to botany,* in which his thirst for information was not gratified in the mountains of Dauphiny and Savoy, nor round Montpellier; he therefore traversed the environs-of Barcelona, the mountains of Catalonia, and the Pyrenees, whence he returned to France with fresh energy; but soon left it, to explore other parts of Spain and Portugal, England, and Holland. Refusing the reversionary chair of botany at Leyden, with a considerable salary, he returned again to France, where he was chosen a member of the Academy of Sciences, and admitted to the degree of doctor of physic by the University of Paris. Eager in the pursuit of knowledge, Tournefort a third time left his house, directing
his steps to Greece and Asia; but the plague raging in Africa, and particularly in Egypt, prevented his visiting those countries. Rich jn plants, and other interesting specimens in • natural history and antiquity, he returned to his native country, crowned with everlasting fame. This extraordinary man died at Paris, Dec. 28, 1J08 His valuable works are very numerous.
JOHN FREDERIC PENTHER: me%. G.Heumanp. J.Haidsc.
I am totally uninformed as to the particulars of professor Penther's life. He paid a visit to this country about the year 1693,
Prince GIOLO,- J. Savage sculp, half sheet Print.
Prince Giolo, the lively portraiture of; a reduced copy from the above, no engraver. Under the large, print is a long and circumstantial description of it.
The person above described, we have the authority of Mr. Evelyn for saying, was publicly exhibited as a show in this kingdom, to which it is likely he was brought by captain Dampler, who had picked him up in some of his expeditions in the year 1692, or thereabouts. The second print is prefixed to a small quarto pamphlet, called "An Account of the prince Giolo, son of the king of Giolo, now in England;" but which, instead of any real information or satisfactory narrative, contains only a romantic, and probably fictitious tale, of his wonderful escapes and love adventures with a princess Techenahete, daughter of the king of Tominec; either because there was no genuine story to be told concerning him, or that the means made use of in capturing or seducing him from bis
own avuitry, and bringing him oyer to this, were such as were better concealed than made public. Whether he died here or was sent home again is equally uncertain with the rest of his history; and we have again to repeat our regret for the want, at that time of day, of those copious and interesting communications respecting men and things, which we possess through the numerous diurnal and other periodical reporters of those familiar occurrences which pass under our own eyes, and from which posterity will be* gratified in its curiosity in a mode and to an extent almost peculiar to the pountry and the age we live in,
BBOTT, Mordecai, efq. _
Addy, Wm. — —
Albemarle, A. J. V. Keppel, earl of
Aldrich, Henry, D. D. —
Aldridge, Wm. — —
Anne, princes* of Denmark and England
Anonymous Print (portraits omitted)
Anstrather, Wm. efq. —
Ashton, John , —
Ashurst, Sir Wna. —
Athlone, Ginckle, earl of —
Atkins, Wm. — _
Auverquerque, or D'Auverquerque, H.
Nassau — —
Auverquerque, countess —
Avery, captain, the pirate —
Baguerus, Johannes —.
Barnardiston, sir Samuel —
Barnes, Joshua, B. D. <*.
■ an instance of his astonishing diligence
'absurd in bim to inscribe his Anasreon