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the man on whom faction has done fection, perceived that it was necessary, its worst, and who makes only returns by some great shew of circumstance,
of this order to the people, deserves to dazzle the eyes that had begun to uz any thing but hostility. On this be too piercing, and deafen the ears
topic we mayyet talk more, but for the that had begun to swallow with more * present we must draw to a conlusion. caution. And some happy spirit sug
We cannot do so, however, without gested the spectacle of the Pantheon ; in casting one glance backwards to the anå the rabble, if not their panem,
had * picture we have drawn of the state of at least their circenses administered to
public feeling in England, and then, them; and even the sternest and si expressing our regret that such should most aristocratical of the old Lauderi be the moment selected by the chosen dale faction, did not abstain from this
wits and wise men of the North mockery, with whatever secret qualms the “ Arbitri Elegantiarum” of the they may have first embraced it; world -- the “ deliciæ generis hu- but finding in the Edinburgh Remani”- the all-be-praised, all-ad- viewers the convenient middle term, mired geniuses of the modern Athens the proper bonds of cohesion, they
—for calling together “ a Meet leant boldly on those all-agreeable
ing of Inhabitants” to address the worthies," gratos supremis Deorum i King to turn out his Ministers_and gratos et imis," and shook hands with
that too in terms which convey and the Radicals. A little airy sportive imply either the most unworthy sym- chat about independence and scorn of pathy with the phrenzy of the mob, power, will not suffice to wipe out the or the most base adulation of its mad least of the stains which this unhaland mischievous leaders ! Such is the lowed connexion has fixed upon all moment when Mr Francis Jeffrey, and that partook in its symbols." Mr J. P. Grant, and Mr Henry Cock In common justice, however, we burn, have thought fit to hold a so should speak gently on this occasion ; lemn festival of fraternization with for it is already sufficiently visible that the elite of the Cowgate, congregated the effect of the spectacle has been exin the Pantheon-and when Mr actly the reverse of whatits devisers and James Moncrieff has not disdained to principal performers must have had in hear the applauses of tailors cheering view. Itisquite right that they who are the periods of jurisconsults--as all the in should be in all things more modechanges were rung on the necessity of rate than they who are out ; but in the public assemblies--the freedom of the case of our friends the Tories (as press--not forgetting the never-to-be- they are absurdly enough called, for forgotten crambe recocta of the mas. want of a better name,) sacre of Manchester.
think this system of moderation is But in this too it is quite easy to sometimes carried not a little farther see the traces of the same universal than it ought to be. Their enemies spirit of base compliance, whose oper- never confer any favour on them wilations we have already been noticing lingly, but if they were desirous of in so many more important spheres. finding out a favour of real moment The Outs of the north are a sorely confer upon them--they could not divided, split, uncompacted crew; be- light on any thing more admirably, aing all Outs, they have indeed one name dapted for their interests than the in common, but that is the most of holding of such a meeting as this. It it. And of all this, there is good rea- binds people visibly, who are too often son to think, the men of the Cow- apt to forget the real bonds that algate were already beginning to have ways subsist between them. It brings some slight suspicion, and sundry Whigs and Radicals together-but it manifestations had occurred of an in- brings the Tories together too, and cipient distrust, spreading widely and then there is no reason to fear for the surely among the servum pecus, and issue. We conclude, as we began, the general superintendents of all disaf- with the words of Coriolanus,
STAND FAST! WE HAVE AS MANY FRIENDS AS ENEMIES!"
* We are most happy to learn, however, that the “ facile princeps" of the Scottish Whigs, Mr Cranstoun, although he did sign the requisition for this meeting, did not attend it. Vol. VIII.
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE. Earthquake at Wanlockhead, Nov. 30. sue her voyage of discovery on the 25th of The weather for some time past has been December last.
On getting under weigh remarkably stormy ; heavy rains accompa- she was saluted by the fort, which was renied by high winds have prevailed, but in turned by the battery from Dawes' Pointa the end of last week and beginning of this, Languages.- According to a “ View of the clouds, which had for sometime lower. all the known Languages and their Diaed, appeared to be dissipated, and we had lects,” published by M. Fred. Aderburg, some signs of returning good weather. counsellor of state to the Emperor of RusTuesday morning was remarkably fine, but sia, their number amounts to 3,064, viz, in hazy--the atmosphere still--and the clouds, all Asia 937, European 587, African 276, when they were visible, had no particular and America 1,264. appearance. About 8 o'clock A. M., a slight Ancient Manuscripts. Some new disco. shock of an earthquake was felt at Leadhills veries of great interest and importance have and Wanlockhead, attended with a hollow been made in the Vatican Library by M. rumbling noise. The miners, who were at Mai, the principal librarian. work 150 fathoms below ground, heard In a Greek palimpseste manuscript (where this alarming sound very distinctly, and the first writing has been effaced in order to being afraid lest the works were rushing make the parchment serve a second time) down, many of them left their work, and containing the Harangues of the orator came above ground. In the evening of the Aristides, the learned librarian has succeedsame day, about 11 o'clock, a similar, or ed in discovering a part of the Extracts of still louder sound was heard at the above Constantine Porphyrogenetus, belonging to places, but not accompanied by any trem the Chapters of Sentences, Harangues, Sucbling or motion of the earth. These phe- cession of Kings, Inventors of Things, and nomena have been observed for 8 or 10 Sententious Answers. As the Byzantine miles eastward, and 3 or 4 miles westward prince had made extracts from a multitude of these places, but whether they have ex of historical and political works, which have tended beyond these limits is not yet accu been long lost to the world, this discovery rately ascertained, but it is probable, that has naturally promised an ample harvest of the more immediate effects of these awful interesting gleanings. M. Mai announces convulsions of nature may have already been that he has discovered parts of the lost books experienced in some distant quarter, parti- of Polybius, Diodorus Siculus, and Dion cularly as the earthquake by which Lisbon Cassius, and fragments of Aristotle of Ewas almost totally destroyed 65 years ago phorus, of Timeus, of Hyperides, and of was very distinctly felt in the district of Demetrius Phalereus. The names of some Leadhills and Wanlockhead, according to other authors, from whom extracts have tradition, and in the memory of several old been made, are not given. There are also residenters.
some fragments of the Byzantine writers, The Overland Northern Expedition.- such as Eunapius, Menander of ByzanThe last accounts from Lieutenant Franklin tium, Priscus and Petrus Protector, historic state his arrival at Great-Bear Lake (W. authors of a very interesting period. Along. 120°, lat. N. about 679) where he mong the fragments of Polybius, there is means to hut for the winter. He could one of the 39th book, in which he announ. have reached Coppermine River, but not in ces that the 40th and last was to treat of time to obtain the desired information this Chronology. season ;
and he therefore resolved to win. In another palimpseste, M. Mai has found ter at Great-Bear Lake, and to start with a political treatise posterior to the time of the return of proper weather, so as to have Cicero, in which that orator is quoted with the whole summer before him for the object many other Greek and Latin authors. of the expedition.
M. Mai has further discovered several Soundings at Sea.-In answer to a query speeches of Aristides, seven books of the by J. K. K. on this subject, I beg to inform physician Oribarius, which will be of much him, that a method very similar to that sug. value to the physical sciences, fragments of gested in his letter is in use,-a graduated Philo, a copy of Verines, &c. glass tube of some length full of air, ex It has been also just announced, that in cepting a known portion, in a curve at the the MSS. of Herculaneum, lately unrolled bottom, of any viscous coloured liquid, at Naples, some treatises of Epicurus bave which being forced up the tube by the pres been discovered of more importance than sure of the sea water, indicates, by the mark any we are yet in possession of. In one of which it leaves inside the tube, the degree these MSS. there are quotations from a treato which the contained air had been com-' tise on Political Economy by Aristotle, pressed, and consequently (if the specific very different from the work which we posgravity of the sea water be ascertained) the sess under that title. depth to which the instrument had descend M. Hase, Professor of modern Greek to ed. This instrument needs no piston. T. the School of Oriental Languages at Paris,
Voyage of Discovery. The French cor who has just returned from a literary tour vette L'Uranie, commanded by M. de Frey- through Italy, has further increased the net, sailed from New South Wales to pur. number of these discoveries. He has found
in the Ambrosian Library at Milan a com ruined by a shower of ashes. He also obplete MS. of a Byzantine historian, George served, within a few days after the eruption, Acropolite, of whom we have hitherto had that the crater of Vesuvius was covered nothing but an extract.
with crystals of common salt-a pretty plain Baron Niebuhr, Prussian ambassador to indication that the admission of sea-water the Holy See, has again discovered and into the interior of the mountain has some * published several manuscript works hitherto thing to do with the phenomenon.
unknown. They are chiefly fragments of An example that ought to be followed.=? Cicero's Orations Pro M. Fonteie and Pro The iron masters of Sweden have settled an E: C. Rabirio ; a fragment of the 91st hook of annuity of 500 crowns on M. Berzelius, in
Livy; and two works of Seneca. He has consideration of the services that meritori5A dedicated the publication to the Pope, by ous philosopher has rendered to the arts
whose favour he was enabled to discover dependent on chemistry, and to manufac
these literary treasures in the library of the tures of several kinds, by his discoveries and El Vatican.
communications. The Abbé Amadeus Peyran, professor of Galvanic Magnetism. In a notice of the oriental languages in the university of Tu. proceedings of the Royal Society, pub. rin, has discovered some fragments of Cice- lished in the Journals of the day, a brief acro in a manuscript from the monastery of count is given of Sir Humphry Davy's re
St Columban de Rabbio, a town on the cent interesting electro-magnetic experi. 1 Trebia, in the dominions of the king of ments. We have here to notice also an it Sardinia. This MS. presents important important result obtained by Professor Oer. s new readings of orations already known, and sted. He states, that a plate of zinc (about El confirms the identity of several texts that three inches high, and four inches broad) s have been tortured by indiscreet critics. placed in, and by an arch of small wire
It contains also fragments of the orations connected with a trough nearly fitting it,
Pro Scauro, Pro M. Tullio, In Clodium, made of thin copper, and containing a mixsi orations unfortunately lost.
ture of one part of sulphuric acid, one part A manuscript of Eutropius's Roman His- of nitric acid, and 60 parts of water, forms hi tory, supposed to have been carried from an apparatus, which, being suspended by
Rome to Bamberg by the Emperor Henry, a very small wire (only sufficiently strong u the founder of the bishoprick of that place, to bear its weight), will, if a powerful magth has been found in the Royal library there net be presented to it, exhibit magnetic po
by Mr Jacks the librarian. It is more larity--turning its corresponding pole to si complete than any of the printed editions, the pole of the magnet. The suspending and will probably furnish means for cor
wire is attached to the apparatus by a recting many false readings.
thread rising from one side of the trough Professor Goeller of Cologne, had previ to the wire, and descending to the other ously discovered in the same library a MS. side of the trough; and the plate of zinc of Livy.
is kept from coming in contact with the A manuscript of the eleventh centu copper case, by a piece of cork interposed try, containing illustrations of Juvenal, on each side of the plate.
which was discovered about two years ago Statistics, &C.--France. Itappears from a in the library of the convent of St Gallen, by late publication of the Academy of Sciences, Professor Cramer, is about to be committed that Paris contains 714,000 inhabitants, of to the press. A specimen was published by whom 25,000 are not domiciled. The the Professor on occasion of the king's birth- average number of births annually is 21,000, day, under the title of Specimen novæ Edi- and of these, the proportion of males to fetionis scholasticæ Juvenalis.
males is as 25 to 24. The annual con. The French literati are occupied at this sumption of bread is 113,880,000 kilotime in a work of some importance-pre- grammes; of oxen 70,000; of heifers paring translations of Plutarch, Sallust, 9,000; of calves 78,000 ; of sheep 34,000 ; Tacitus, Aristotle, Hippocrates, &c. from of swine 72,000 ; of eggs 74,000,000; of the Arabic MSS., into which language pigeons 900,000 ; of fowls 1,200,000; of many or all the best Greek and Roman wine 870,000 hectolitres. authors are known to have been translated. Sweden.-By the census taken in 1819,
The French ambassador at Constantino, the population of the kingdom appears to ple, M. Giardin, lately sent to Paris fifteen be 2,543,412. The births in that year valuable MSS. in Arabic, from the imperial were 2329, and the deaths 3238 difference library there, among which are the com, 909. Nearly a half of the children are plete works of Plutarch and Herodotus. born out of marriage. One out of three
Vesuvius and Pompcii. During a late children have invariably died. Marriages eruption of Vesuvius, a shower of ashes fell 504, and divorces 24. on the now uncovered part of Pompeii. M. The whole population of Greenland, acde Gimbernat
, a Spanish naturalist, having cording to the last Report of the Missionary compared the substances of which this re Board, consists of 3586 individuals, spread cent shower is composed, with those which through 17 colonies on the western coast. anciently overwhelmed the city, could not The interior is not habitable, owing to acfind the smallest resemblance between them, cumulations of ice. The population has and doubts whether that city really was increased 714 since the year 1789.
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