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the eye and a candle, a flash of light was fames into one fame, of equal brillancy instantly produced, by representing the with the real flame of the candle. For the flame of the candle magnified to the size same law of nature by which the flame is reof the whole of the inner surface of this presented a thousand times in as many mirpiece of metal, and gave an increased light rors so united, it would be represented in upon the wall opposite to him. After this one flame if the mirror be made of a proper discovery, he had several pieces of metal form, and placed in a proper position to reformed, retaining the same angle, but of ceive the rays of light that emanate from various diameters, and found, to his great the candle in the direction of the angle of surprise, that, although their area were great this peculiar formed mirror. ly increased, the representation of the fame As the light of a small candle is visible at still filled them without the least diminution the distance of four miles in a dark night, in the quality of the light, but with an in. what must the diameter or circumference of creased light against the wall, in proportion that zone of flame be that is produced by to the increased area of the surface of the this discovery from one of the gas lights in metal." How far this power and effect may the streets of London ? Thus two lamps or extend, is not a present ascertained ; but it stations would be sufficient to light the is believed, that a zone of light of the same longest street, when its position approaches quality and effect may be produced to an in- to a right line, as the diameter of the zone conceivable extent. Some idea may be may be made of the same diameter as the formed of the powerful and important re- street ; and as the rays of light that are insults that may be derived from this discove. creased by this invention diverge from the ry, by reasoning philosophically on its prin- luminous body, all parts of the street would ciples :-Let a candle, or any other light, be be filled with light. Many are the minor represented in a mirror at a given distance advantages that will be derived from its apfrom the flame, and the eye of the spectator plication to domestic purposes, for writing, be placed so as to view its reflection nearly reading, and working by candle or lamp in the cathetus of incidence. Let him mark light. This, like Dr Brewster's kaleidoscope, the quantity of light represented in the mir. is another instance of the effects to be proror, and such will be its true quality when duced by mirrors. forming a zone of represented flame of double It appears that the great impediment to the diameter of the distance betwixt the real improvement and discovery in this branch of fame and the mirror.

the science of optics, bas arisen from the If a candle be placed before a mirror, its difficulty of foiling glass to the various forms flame will be represented ; and if a thouand necessary, in lieu of which we have

been mirrors are placed in a given circle round a compelled to use metallic substances. These candle, the candle will be represented a difficulties once removed, a vast field of ima thousand times, and each representation portant discovery will be opened on the naequal in brilliancy, if the mirrors are at ture and effect of light. May not many of equal distances from the flame. Suppose the phenomena that are observed in the air, that the thousand mirrors were united in such as halos round the sun, be produced by such a form as to bring all the represented this principle, the rays falling upon a denser

medium than air, and thus producing a This invention is not confined solely to zone of light, &c. light, but the increase of heat keeps pace We have given the preceding account of with the increase of light, and both in the Mr Lester's discovery, without being able ratio of the area of the surface.

thoroughly to understand it, or to perceive The apparatus is so constructed as to be that it contains any principle; but we have placed upon a candle, and sinks down with no doubt that this arises from the brevity the flame, without either flooding or waste. and obscurity of the statement.



ces to Lady Morgan's work on France, has

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Another National Novel, from the pen of Sir Charles Morgan, already so well Lady Morgan, is now in the press, entitled, known to the literary world by his appendi. Florence Macarthy. A correspondent obi VOL. III.


serves, that the style of Romance, of which Bible, already in part published, will be the author of the Wild Irish Girl was the completed in Five Parts, at One Guinea original inventor, still remains in her exclu- each ; the Volume of Modern European sive poseession ; for though Miss Edgeworth Languages, in Five Parts, at 18s. each ; has depicted with great fidelity and incom- and the Polyglott Common Prayer, of Eight parable humour the manners of the lower Languages, in Five Parts, at 10s. 6d. each. classes of the Irish,--and though the author - With the above Quarto Edition, are reof Waverley has left in perishable monu- gularly published, separate Pocket Editions ments of Scottish peculiarities, yet the illus. of the Bible, in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and tration, by example, of the consequences of English ; French, Italian, Spanish, and great errors in domestic policy, with a view German ; and also of the Common Prayer, to internal amelioration, has not apparently in Greek, Modern Greek, Latin, English, entered into the plans of those authors. Italian, Spanish, French, and German ; or

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