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they are followed by another inscription in writing, which is neither Egyptian nor Grecian, and respecting which the enlightened traveller promises to give further details.
NEW ZOOLOGICAL PROJECT. Sir Humphrey Davy has started a project for organizing a zoological society and establishing a ménagerie, which are designed to answer the saine purposes and afford the same facilities for the study of the science of zoology as the Horticultural society and establishment do for Botany. “The great objects,” he says in his prospectus, “should be the introduction of new varieties, breeds, and races of animals for the purpose of domestication, or for stocking our farm-yards, woods, pleasure-grounds, and wastes; with the establishment of a general zoological collection, consisting of prepared specimens in different classes and orders, so as to afford a correct view of the animal kingdom at large, in as complete a series as may be practicable, and at the same time to point out the analogies between the animals already domesticated, and those which are similar in character, upon which the first experiments may be made."
THE PLEASURE OF LOVE QUARRELS. The following aphorism, taken from a work recently published, called “ To-day in Ireland,” though it may not come very appropriately under the head of literary and scientific intelligence, will, we think, revive a consciousness of its truth in the minds of many literary and scientific people. “ There is a pleasure in quarrelling, which none but a piqued lover knows, and which it would be idle to attempt to explain. Fancy has generally ere then exhausted the store of hope, and hath run over the fair side of the question, till not one new source is left to imagine :-it then, perforce, turns the canvass, and having spent all its gay colours on one side, it delights to employ its untouched stock of lugubrious ones upon the reverse. If a lover's hope be supreme bliss, a lover's despair is not without its soothing and flattering accompaniments, so that, on the whole, perhaps he is not vastly to be pitied ! ”
DR BIGELOW'S AMERICAN MEDICAL BOTANY. This valuable work, published a few years since, has been noticed and highly complimented in a late number of the Revue Encyclopédique, published in Paris. The reviewers think we ought to live forever, if we have medicinal plants, in such numbers, that the description of them fills three quarto volumes.
WRITING ON BOARDS COVERED WITH SAND.
We learn, on the anthority of the London Literary Gazette, that the Counsellor Slootsoff, in a tour of inspection, which he recently made in the countries beyond the lake Baikal in Siberia, having occasion to explain to the elders of the tribes of Bouriaates on the banks of the Salenga the most simple mode of teaching the children to write, was much surprised to learn from them, that their Lamas were in the habit of using boards covered with sand in teaching arithmetic to their pu
pils, and that this method bad been borrowed from Thibet. Bell and Lancaster have hitherto claimed and received the honor of being the first to use these means for teaching writing.
LOUIS XVIII. AND NAPOLEON IN THE ELYSIAN FIELDS. A book has lately been published in Paris with the above title. We think they must have some interesting conversation, and hope the volume will reach us, that we may bear what they have to say to each other.
STEAM ENGINES IN ENGLAND. The steam engines in England represent the power of 320,000 horses, equal to 1,920,000 men ; which, being in fact managed by 36,000 men only, add actually to the power of the population 1,884,000 men.
ARTS AND SCIENCE.
The American Journal of Science and Arts. Conducted by Benjamin Silliman. Vol. IX. No II. June 1825. New-Haven.
This work is published in quarterly numbers, making two volumes each year of at least 320 octavo pages each. The plan of the work was projected by Professor Silliman four or five years since; and by his talents and industry it has been in a great degree sustained. He has now, however, the assistance of many able and intelligent correspondents in different parts of Europe, as well as in our own country. These together with the industry of the editor, bring into his journal a greater mass of intelligence upon those subjects to which it is inore particularly devoted, than is collected in any other work of the kind published in this country. The present number contains many interesting and original articles, on Geology, Mineralogy, and Topog; raphy; Botany, Entomology, and Ichthyology. And under the department of Mathematics, Mecbanics, Physics, and Chemistry, we notice a communication on crank motion, from Mr A. B. Quinby, a distinguished mathematician in New York, which shows a great deal of research. It seeins there has been some controversy on the subject before, as this article is called a "Reply to the remarks of the author of an article in the North American Review.” We have not now the leisure necessary to trace the controversy to its origin, but we think Mr Quinby in the present article worries his antagonist of the North American with some zeal and effect.
The Carolina Journal of Medicine, Science, and Agriculture. Vol. I. No II. Charleston. Gray & Ellis.
Boston Monthly Magazine. No I. June 1825. Boston.
Views on the subject of Internal Improvement, Steam Boats on the Susquehanna, &c. By William Hollins. Nos. I. & II. Baltimore. Etting Mickle.
A Lecture, being the second of a Series of Lectures, introductory to a Course of Lectures, now delivering in the University of Maryland. By David Hoffman. Published at the Request of the Faculty of Law. 8vo. pp. 50. Baltimore. John D. Toy.
North American Review. No. 48. July 1825.
The Inquisition, examined by an Impartial Reviewer. No. I. NewYork. Thomas 0. Conner. The New Jersey Monthly Magazine for April, 1825.
Edited by Thomas S. Wiggins. Vol. 1. No. I. 8vo. pp. 32. Belvidere.
A new periodical work, to be published on the first day of every month. We have no yet received our number for May or June. We hope no accident has befallen the work in this early stage of it.
The Long Island Journal of Philosophy and Cabinet of Variety. Conducted by Samuel Fleet, assisted by a number of Literary Gentlemen. Vol. I. No. II. June, 1825. 8vo. pp. 50. Huntington, L. I.
A new periodical work under this title has lately been established at Huntington, L. I. to be published monthly. The second appellation indicates its character rather the more accurately. We welcome the conductors of it to a place among us, but fear they will find the labourers quite equal to the harvest. Truly the population of this part of our country must increase, at least as the square of the time, to afford readers for us all.
NOVELS, The Christian Indian; or, Times of the First Settlers. First of a Series of American Tales. i vol. 12mo. pp. 251. New-York. Collins & Hannay.
We have glanced at this book; and are persuaded, that the author is a little presumptuous to threaten the public with a series of American Tales, on the strength of any talents manifested in this one. It is the height of folly, merely because a few authors of superior talents, have been able to interest the public in a series of books upon kindred topics, for young or inexperienced writers io announce on the title page of their first attempt at making a book, their intention to make a series. We think they had better try the success of the first, before they enter into any very extensive arrangements for the publication of more. We intend to give a little more extended notice of this book on the first page we can spare, from those occupied by subjects of more importance ; but we were anxious to improve the first opportunity, which presented itself to us, for intimating to the author the imminent danger he is in of feeling extremely silly, when the public have manifested the indifference which they generally do, to a series of such books. Should he prosecute his design, however, we promise him candour in our remarks, and assure him, that we are honest and zealous inquirers after truth, and violently patriotic advocates and admirers of the literature of our own country. But when we think we have discovered the truth, we have a propensity to state it, which we cannot resist. Our consciences too are ex. tremely tender on points of literary justice, and it may prove, that this justice is the very thing which our author has most to fear.
The General Convention of Peace, Amity, Navigation, and Commerce, between the United States of America, and the Republic of Colombia, concluded and signed at Bogota October 3, 1824, and ratified at Washington May 31, 1825. Philadelphia. J. Mortimer.
The Literary and Evangelical Magazine. Vol. VII. No. VI. for June 1825. Richmond, Va.
The American Baptist Magazine. Vol. V. No. VII. The Christian Examiner and Theological Review. No. IX. for July 1825.
A Northern Tour: being a Guide to Saratoga, Lake George, Niagara, Canada, Boston, &c. &c. Embracing an Account of the Canals, Colleges, Public Institutions, Natural Curiosities, and Interesting Objects therein. 18mo. Pp. 279. Philadelphia. Carey & Lea.
AMERICAN EDITIONS OF FOREIGN WORKS.
The Memoirs of Madame De Genlis, illustrative of the History of the 18th and 19th Centuries, written by Herself. New-York. Wilder & Campbell.
This is a very interesting book, and we have prepared a review of it; but are obliged for want of room to postpone its insertion till some future number.
Gaieties and Gravities, by one of the Authors of “Rejected Addresses," 2 vols. Philadelphia. Carey & Lea.
The Old Fashioned Farmer's Motives for leaving the Church of Eng. land, and embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and his Reasons for adhering to the same : together with an Explanation of some particular Points, misrepresented by those of a different Persuasion. With an Appendix, by way of Antidote against all upstart new Faiths, concluded with asking thirty plain Questions. Price 50 cents. Washington. D. C.
Paley's View of the Evidences of Christanity. A New Edition. 1 vol. 12mo. Philadelphia. Towar & Hogan.
LIST OF WORKS IN PRESS. An Elementary Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, being the Second Part of a Course of Natural Philosophy, compiled for the use of the Students of the University at Cambridge, N. E. By John Farrar, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. Cambridge. Hilliard & Metcalf.
The Foresters, ; by the author of “Lights and Shadows.” 1 vol. 12mo. New-York. Wilder & Campbell.
Remarkable Events in the History of Man. By the Rev. I. Watts, D. D. New-York.
The Novice, or Man of Integrity, from the French of L. B. Picard, Author of “ Gil Blas of the Revolution.” 2 vols. New-York.
Political Economy, from the Supplement to the Encyclopædia Britannica, with Notes by Prof. M. Vickar, of Columbia College, New-York.
Familiar Letters, by the Rev. John Newton, never before published. 1 vol. New-York. Wilder & Campbell.
Frederick De Algeroy, the Hero of Camden Plains. A Revolutionary Tale. By Giles Gazer, Esq. 12mo. New-York. J. & J. Harper.
Paris's Elements of Medical Chymistry, 8vo. with numerous Engrayings. New-York.
Crabbe's English Synonymes, from the third London Edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged. 8vo. upwards of 800 pages. New-York.
Essay on Faith-By Lumen. Trenton. N. J. Francis S. Wiggins.
Memoirs of Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto, Minister of the General Police of France, translated from the French. Boston. Wells & Lilly.
Tales of the Crusaders, by the author of Waverley, Ivanhoe, etc. Philadelphia. Carey & Lea.
Published on the first and fifteenth day of erery month, by CUMMINGS, HILLIARD,
& Co., No. 134 Washington-Street, Boston, for the Proprietors. Terms, $5 per annum. Cambridge : Printed at the University Press, by Hilliard & Metcalf.
A View of the Constitution of the United States of America.
By William Rawle. Philadelphia. 1825. 8vo. pp. 347.
This work is rather of the old school ; but this, considering its subject, is no objection to it. Sensible writings of the old school are safer than the more popular productions conceived in the spirit of the present day, and certainly there is no subject, on which we want safe works more, than we do on this of the Constitution of the United States. The general design of the book is to teach the practical nature and operation of the Constitution of the United States of America, either as ascertained in its own clear text, or as settled by the authority of the organized bodies created by it, or existing under it. The following short preface, by indicating, in a prominent manner, the classes of the public, for whom the work is more immediately designed, will prepare the reader for the manner, in which it is conceived and executed.
If the following work shall prove useful, as an elementary treatise to the American student, the author will be gratified.
If foreigners are enabled, by the perusal of it, to obtain a general idea of the merits of the constitution, his satisfaction will be increased.
To the American public in general, its value may chiefly consist in the exhibition of those judicial decisions, which have settled the construction of some points that have been the subjects of controversy.
We feel no hesitation in pronouncing this work to be, what its author seems to have intended it should be-a treatise well calculated to give to the student an elementary view, to the foreigner a summary and connected view, to the reading public in general a popular and intelligible view of the most im