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ing of the Edinburgh Horticultural Sir Walter Scott has arrived at Society, a communication was read Naples, whence it is his intention to from Mr. David Dow, stating, that return by way of Vienna, and to he has found the shellings of corn, pay a visit to the illustrious Goethe. the refuse of the manufacture of Hugh Little John.-Among the oatmeal, to answer all the purposes deaths of the last month was reof supplying gradual and perma- corded that of Sir Walter Scott's nent heat, in growing exotic plants, grandson, John Hugh Lockhart, for which oak leaves, tan, &c. were alias Hugh Little John, to whoin heretofore employed.

bis “ Tales of a Grandfather" were New Musical Instrument. --M. addressed. He was a fine boy, in C. Latour read a paper before the his eleventh year; his dissolution Academy of Sciences in Paris, during had been for some time expected. the last month, in which he des- The St. Simonists (or Owenites) cribes a new musical instrument of France have now two journals in invented by bimself. He gives it their pay; one of these is a daily the name of “La Syrene ; it is a paper, “Le Globe," the other a sort of flute, in which the sounds monthly one, the “ Revue Encycloare produced by the action of a pedique." current of water, instead of by a Cholera.—The Cholera at Suncurrent of air, as in the common derland and Newcastle is but a joke Aute.

to the malady at Smyrna, where it Lord F. L. Gower.-In addition bas attacked as many as five hunto the tragedy entitled “Ann of dred in one night. The greater Cleves,” which has been accepted number of the shops are shut, and for representation at Covent Garden, the city is almost deserted. and now only awaits the recovery German titles.-An office for the of Mr.C.Kemble, Lord F. L. Gower sale of German titles of honour is has written another play, which is to now open in Paris ; a knightship be reserved for the next season. may be bad for 5,000 francs ; a

Robert le Diable.--Among the countship for 20,000, and a marfashions of Paris, the newest rage quisate for 40,000. is a mantle called “ Robert le Lord Grey.- A story has been Diable,” the name of an opera which going the round of all the papers, has been lately produced there, with stating that Earl Grey has been for extraordinary success.

some time haunted by a spectre, upon which it is founded is one of and that his health has in consecomplete diablerie, and the scenery quence been materially injured. It and dresses are said to have cost no is quite true that the noble Premier less than 200,000 francs.

is very far from being in a good The Duchess de Berri is fond state of health : but he is now in of painting, particularly in the orna- his sixty-seventh year, and the cares mental style, in imitation of japan. of such an office as his are a burA gentleman who had the entrè of then at any time of life. It is also her hotel, when she resided in Paris, true, in one sense of the word, that going in suddenly one morning, he is haunted by a spectre, but it is found her royal highness, her two one created either by a defect of maids, and her drawing master, vision, or an affection of the cerepainting the legs of a set of chairs, bellum, proceeding from the diswhich she intended as a present for ordered state of the stomach. the king.

Madame Malibran has recently

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published an “ Album Lyrique,” Lord Edward's death, she made an comprising fourteen romances, unfortunate marriage with a merchansonettes, and nocturnes, all mu- chant, pamed Pitcairn, from whom sic of her own composition.

she subsequently obtained a divorce. Longevity.The “St. Peters- She lived for many years in the burgh Gazette” mentions that there greatest indigence; but when Louis is at present a shepherd, named De- Philip was raised to the throne, she metrius Grabowski, residing at proceeded to Paris, expecting that Polotski, on the frontiers of Li- she would be noticed by the comthuania, who has attained the age panions of her youth. She was not of one hundred and sixty-eight long in Paris, when she was sudyears, and has two sons, one aged denly seized with severe indisposione hundred and twenty years, the tion, which terminated her life, other ninety-seven !

after three days of violent agony. Garrick Club.-A club for the She preserved the remains of her promotion of the interests of the beauty to the last. drama has been established, under Perpetual Motion.-One of the the title of the Garrick Club. It Secretaries of the Treasury was is intended to be opened early in lately applied to, to patronise a new January

discovery of the perpetual motion ! The Duke de Bourbon.-A pro- The following is his reply :cess is now pending before one of

London, Oct. 25. the Courts at Paris, for nullifying Sir, I am much obliged to you for the will said to have been made by communicating your ingenious design, the late Duke de Bourbon, by vir

which I return. I fear you will, howtue of which the Duc d'Aumale,one

ever, find that the friction on the pivot, of the younger sons of the reigning would, with other difficulties, interfere

as well as the re-action of the air, King of France, is to enjoy the

with your discovery, of the merits of principal possessions of the de

wbich I do not, however, pretend to be ceased. The evidence already ad- a competent judge.-I am, Sir, your duced makes out a strong case

obedient servant, T. SPRING Rice. against the validity of the will, as The Sun Flower. This plant is it appears to have been made under now cultivated in the United States the terrifying influence of Madame of America, on a considerable scale, de Feucheres, the mistress of the on account of the very superior oil deceased, who exercised a complete which it produces. One bushel of tyranny over him. Some letters the Sun flower, which can be raised have been laid before the Court, at the expence of about a shilling, written by Louis Philip, which in- will yield a gallon of oil, which when dicate a strong propensity to ac- made into cake, forms excellent cumulativeness. The case is likely food for cattle. to lower the new monarch in public Steam Boat.-The largest steam esteem.

boat in the world is one now plying Pamela.Those persons who on the river St. Lawrence. It is have read Moore's Life of Lord Ed- 189 feet long, and 70 feet broad in ward Fitzgerald, will remember the widest part, 12 feet deep in the many anecdotes of bis lady, who was hold, and draws 7 feet 9 inches of the natural daughter of Madame water. Genlis, by the father of the present Hint to Friendly Societies.-AcKing of France. Her mother gavę cording to the new Act of the 10th her the name of Pamela. After Geo. IV. c. 56, called Portman's

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Act, those Friendly Societies which who are composing a translation of are not enrolled by the end of the the Bible in the Malagascar lanQuarter Sessions, next April, will guage. be out of the pale of the law for Old and New Style. There is a several weeks. This result will

very general error abroad on this appear obvious to those who con

subject, which it may be of consider that Mr. Portman's Act takes sequence to correct. Since the effect on the 19th June, but no commencement of the present cenQuarter Sessions are held until tury another day in addition to the July.

prior eleven has been thrown out, New Bible Society. - Another so that the difference for all years manifestation of the inconsistency since 1800 is twelve days. which marks the conduct of the The Tongues.— The “ unfriends to the indiscriminate circu known tongues" are beginning to lation of the Holy Scriptures, has produce sorne effect. It is stated just been given in the formation of that several ladies have been thrown a new Bible Society, from which all into convulsions on hearing them, who do not believe in the Trinity and that at the present moment, are excluded. Is it intended by there is a young lady labouring this Society to distribute the Bible under mental derangement from without note or comment ?

the same canse. Pompeii.---A very interesting re Wall Paper.-A sort of cloth lic has lately been dug out of Pom made of cotton wool, pressed by peii, which is represented as being means of calendars into a flat sheet, more valuable than anyısingle spe- resembling in colour and appearcimen that has yet been recovered ance a sheet of demy paper, and from those celebrated ruins. In printed into a variety of suitable the Triclinium of a house supposed patterns, is now getting into use as to have been once the habitation of a substitute for paper, for covering Faunus, a picture in mosaic was the walls of dwelling-houses. found, about eighteen feet long and English Tea.- A patent was nine wide. The subject of the pic- granted some time ago to a teature is the battle of Sarpedon, from dealer, for a new mode of preparing the Iliad, and the figures are half the leaf of the hawthorn, for prothe natural size. In every quality ducing a beverage which can hardly which is looked for in such a per be distinguished from an infusion formance, this specimen of Roman

of black tea. art is said to be quite unrivalled. The Two Pipers.-Mr. Stuart,

Cholera.--It is an ill wind that the descendant of a respectable does not blow somebody good family in Argyleshire, and Count and the proverb holds good even Bender, a French nobleman, agreed, with the deleterious vapour of the in 1828, for the sum of 5,000l., to Cholera-for Dr. Russel is about travel as common musicians for to be made a Baronet, and Dr. three years in the United KingBarry a Knight, for their exertions dom, and to pipe twice in the streets in hunting down this destructive of every city, London excepted ; enemy of the human race.

the piper who earned the most at March of Printing.- A printing the end of that period, to receive press is now at work at Tananarivo, the 5,0001. The match is now the capital of Madagascar. It has concluded, but we have not heard been put up by the missionaries the result.

A New Light.-A new inflam- of their missions have been 33,000 mable liquid is said to have been converts. just discovered, which establishes New Ordeal.-Two students at that light is not the result of any Berlin lately introduced a new meprinciple resident in combustible thod of duelling, To render the bodies.

chance equal, they went to a patient Pope's Villa, at Twickenham, attacked with the cholera and kissed now the residence of Sir Wathen him. Neither of them having been Waller and the Baroness Howe, taken ill after twenty-four hours, has, within a few years, been en- the witnesses stated that the matter tirely rebuilt, and thereby denuded was ended. of all the simplicity with which it Eclipses. In the next year there was adorned by the Bard of Twit- will be but two eclipses-both of nam. The stump of the willow

the sun. The first will take place tree planted by Pope, and the grotto on February 1st, and will be inunder the house, together with the visible at Greenwich ; the second urn, in the back-garden, containing takes place on July 17th, visible at the heart of the poet's mother, are Greenwich, begins two hours three the only relics of its original cha- and a quarter minutes p.m., ends racter.

two hours twenty-eight and a half Flax.-It has been discovered minutes, digits eclipsed one-fifth. that the hollyhock (Althæ rosea ) is On the 5th of May the planet Meran excellent substitute for flax. cury will appear, like a black spot, Several individuals have embarked to move over the sun's disc. in the manufacture of it.

New Bunkrupts.—A moot point has been started, as to whether the

TO CORRESPONDENTS. sale of game authorized by the new Act of Parliament, will not We must inform the writer of a letter render gentlemen amenable to the

signed

“ An Admirer of Truth,” that if we

were to enter into a discussion with him upon

« dealers and bankrupt laws as

the subject which he has mentioned, it would chapmen."

occupy, for months to come, a very large porThe Moravians. - The entire tion of our Journal, and after all do very number of Moravians in civilized

little good. If he wish to gain information

calculated to lead him to that which he so countries, is estimated at 16,000.

much admires, we should recommend him to They support 127 missionaries in read Milner's End of Controversy.foreign lands, at an expense of

To Laicus and C. T. we beg leave to give 40,000 dollars annually. The fruits

the same answer.

THE

MONTHLY REVIEW.

FEBRUARY, 1832.

Art. I.— The Progress of Reform in England. By the author of “ The

Prospect of Reform in Europe.” 8vo. pp. 49. London : Rich. 1832. 2. A Legal Argument, shewing that Tithes are the property of the

Public, and of the Poor. By William Eagle, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister at Law, Fourth Edition. 8vo. pp. 20. London :

Saunders and Benning. 1831. Some of the consequences of that most imprudent vote, whereby a majority of the House of Lords contrived to postpone, for a short season, the enactment of the Reform Bill, have already rendered themselves apparent in a very serious diminution of the public income. The community had already been long in a state of agitation: there was scarcely any branch of trade that had not suffered from the uncertainty which excitement, on any great question, is always sure to produce in this country; and that excitement, together with its attendant embarrassments, it was the good pleasure of their lordships to prolong, for no other reason, so far as we are able to discover, than that of shewing that they were not afraid ! For the sake of a mere bravado, a swagger upon their own arena, these lords and lordlings have thought fit to throw the nation and its government into a provisional condition, to suspend the usual routine of commercial transactions, to fill the gazette with long lists of bankrupts, to crowd the prisons with debtors, who, but for this specimen of aristocratic insolence, would have been enabled to satisfy their creditors, and to deprive the revenue of little less than a million sterling-more, it may be said, than the property of all that heartless and unreasoning majority would be worth, if it were brought to the hammer to-morrow.

Where or when will cease that decided decline, which has already so frightfully commenced in the revenue, no man can, perhaps, at

VOL. I. (1832.) NO. II.

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