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lic wire or copper filing, put into ether at 145°, caused a sudden and copious explosion of gas and vapour, and lowered the boiling point many degrees. Plunging a thermometer into the hot ether, caused the production of bubbles at a temperature many degrees below the boiling point when no thermometer was present; after a time the effect ceased, but a removal of the thermometer from the ether, and a re-immersion of it, produced a repetition of the effect. The cedar wood acted best when perfectly dry. Alcohol of specific gravity 843, boiled in a glass vessel at 182o, but by dropping in successive pieces of cedar wood, the boiling point was reduced as much as 30 or 40°. The boiling point of water Dr Bostock found, was altered 4° or 5° by chips of cedar wood, requiring a temperature of about 217° when heated in a glass tube, by means of hot brine, but being brought down to the usual boiling point by the chips.
CRIMES IN SWEDEN. The state of crime in Sweden is less distressing than in most other countries. The whole number of persons committed to prison for offences does not exceed 1500, viz. about 800 convicted of various crimes, and 700 imprisoned for vagri•ncy and other offences of police. A royal commissioner has been appointed to superintend all the prisons and houses of correction, so as to place their discipline and administration on a common footing. A house of correction is building at Stockholm, in which the prisoners will be allowed part of the gaios made by their work, and may lay it up to form a sum against the time of their liberation. Similar measures are also in progress at Christiana in Norway.
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Introductory Discourse to a few Lectures on the Application of Chemistry to Agriculture, delivered before the New York Atheneum. By William James Mac Neven, M. D. 8vo. pp. 40. New York. G. & C. Carvill.
History of Boston, No. 12. Boston.
Annals of the American Revolution; or a Record of the Causes and Events, which produced and terminated in the Establishment and Independence of the American Republic, &c. To which is prefixed a summary Account of the Settlement of the Country, and some of the principal Indian Wars, which have, at successive periods, afflicted its Inhabitants. To which are added Remarks on the Priuciples and Comparative Advantages of the Constitution of our National Government, and an Appendix, containing a Biography of the principal Military Officers, who were instrumental in achieving our Independence, compiled from a Mass of authentic Documents, and arranged in Chronological and Historical Order. By Jedidiah Morse, D. D. Author of the American Universal Gazeteer. 8vo. pp. 450. Hartford.
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1. Tales of the Crusaders. By the author of “Waverley,"
“Quentin Durvard,” &r. 4 vols in 2. [The Betrethed. pp.
163, 177. The Talisman. pp. 168,180] Philadelphia. 1825. 2. Lives of the Novelists. By Sir WALTER Scott. Philadel
phia. 1825. 2 vols. 12mo.
It is now a twelvemonth precisely since we had the opportunity of reviewing a Waverley novel, and we have been compelled in the interim to peruse so many unhappy imitations, that the very contrast may incline us to hold a more favourable opinion of the “ Tales of the Crusaders,” than they really merit; as meat of an indifferent quality and carelessly prepared may have the haut gout for a palate just escaped from the nauseousness of draughts and the insipidity of ptisans.
The events of the first tale, entitled “The Betrothed,” are supposed to have happened on the borders or marches of Wales, in the latter part of the twelfth century and during the reign of Henry the Second. Gwenwyn, a Welsh Prince, is so far forgetful of prudence and good policy, as to ask the hand of Eveline, daughter of Raymond Berenger, the Norman castellane of a fortress in his neighbourhood, and of course a formidable enemy to his name and nation. Raymond refuses on two grounds; first, that such matches are unequal, ill-assorted, and impolitic; and secondly, that his daughter is already promised to Hugo de Lacy, a Noble Norman and the Constable of Chester. Either of these reasons was enough to rouse the fury of the Camprian, who advances to the attack of the