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If a clergyman lays aside his gown, in a comely name as well as a comely and sneers at miracles, is it an attack person, like Bob Miller, for example, on private character to call him an in- or our dear friend, Mr Constable, or fidel? Would it be an attack on pri- our doubly dear friend, Dr Scott, vate character, to adopt, towards him, where, in the name of all that is the language of Mr Jeffrey, towards warm-hearted and affectionate, lies the one of the best and greatest men this guilt of uttering one or all of these country ever produced, Robert Southey, mild and ever-honoured words ? We and call him “ an apostate and a re- contess that we cannot, for our souls, negade ?" We, and all the rest of the behold our own iniquity here. We world, except a few foolish Whigs, never heard that either of these three
When the inmost feel- gentlemen had taken offence at our sylings and opinions of any man, on mo- labling their names--but others have rality and religion, or rather on immo- not had the same good sense and rality and irreligion, are given by him- have accused us of depriving them of self to the public that writer becomes their good name, as if it were not possia public profligate, or a public infi- ble to give it to the world without takdel, and all men are not only at liberty, ing it from themselves ? but they are called upon to chastise We maintain then, that unless in him and he is accordingly chastised. cases of horrific, or repulsive, or ludiSuch a man has outraged human crous names, such as have a tendency nature-let him be as much beloved to render their owners either objects or admired by his own private friends of fear, disgust, or laughter-there is as he may—and for him or his friends no guilt in mentioning an individual to bristle up,on his being humbled by a either by Christian or surname and rod of iron, and to call the world to it is a practice to which we mean ris behold, with indignation, the attack gidly to adhere. on his private character, is nothing May we be permitted to put a quesmore or less than the most pitiable tion ? (Certainly—go on) Upon what folly and wickedness--which" forces principle does a man, who would wish that world to add contempt to their to hide himself and his name from the condemnation. But no more of this. whole world, and who would break
Now for the charge of mentioning his heart to see it in our Magazine, people's names. Whatever may be pay an artist five shillings a-day bethought of this enormity, let it, first sides the price of paint, to emblazon of all, be separated entirely from the that very name in prodigious letters charge already disposed of, that of over the whole side of a house, in one attacking private character, and see of the most public streets of a great what is the amount of wickedness incity-keep men and boys, at so much volved. The first inquiry is, why are expense, distributing bills graced with names bestowed or inflicted upon the the august syllables signifying his exnumerous individuals of the great fa- istence, all through and round the memily of mankind ? To call them by. tropolis—nay, advertise himself, at Now, what are we but “ airy tongues, enormous cost, in a score of newspawho syllable men's names”-not like pers ? Why faint at that name, gratis, the wicked demon, mentioned in Co- in our Magazine, which sends new vimus, to frighter honest people upon the gour through his veins, at seven and sea-shore, and other lonesome places sixpence in the Advertiser ? Till these -but in cheerful crowded streets of questions are satisfactorily answered, towns and villages, where to hear one's we can see no reason for prolonging self familiarly hailed, is just one of this discussion. the pleasantest things in all the bles- Eleventhly, Before ourera, the staple sed world. If an acquaintance is so commodity of a good Periodical was unfortunate as to have an extremely supposed to be literature, or somehomely names
- such as Gubbins-or thing of that sort. We soon shewed Hogg — (though the Miss Gubbins, the utter absurdity of that notion. whom we knew at Bath, were about Literature ought to be very sparingly the prettiest girls we ever flirted with, admitted into a Magazine. Human and James Hogg, whatever Charles life is our subject matter-and, notLamb may think, is to us far from withstanding Mr Rogers' pretty poem, cacophonous)-it may seem unfeeling we are under no fears lest it should to expose them--but if a man rejoices turn out to be nearly exhausted. Hue
man life is not a beer barrel -—when rid vampyre no more lives on editorial you turn the cock, you need not trem- blood-and Alaric, the Goth, is filed. ble and grow pale least all be dried Gold and Northhouse, we hear, are up. Give it a good shake, and it will making money, and they deserve itrun freely. It is surely quite needs their vehicle is a little too jaunty, and less, and it would be quite endless the pannels too highly varnished-but to point out what we have done in it trundles along very easy--the cattle that way. Just look into the other show some blood, and the drivers are Magazines, and you will see what we quiet, civil, and obliging and up to a mean by saying, that we have created bit of slang. Of Baldwin's new bangan era in periodical literature. up concern, we, at present, just civilly
And this brings us, twelfthly, to drop ask the Jehu, John Scott, to keep his a hint of the happy effects our noble ex- own side of the road—not to be so ample has produced on periodical lin fond of running races—and not to aterature in general, and more espe- buse passengers who prefer going by cially in the Magazines. We have another conveyance. He drives r&set a thousand opposition wheels a- ther stylishly, but not steadily-he going on the great North road. The blows his tits too much in going up old drivers of the periodical Heavies hill—and before he makes the end of were, till we started, all too apt to get his stage, why, they are all in a lather. muzzy, and fall asleep on the box.- Last time we saw this concern it was The reins were continually slipping out quite empty-honest Jehu was in a of the fingers of the ancient foists- dozeand what was our surprise, to whip-hands they had none-and oh! discern Tims on the box by his sidewhat miserable cattle! As it is action- driving, -absolutely driving !! Such able, we hear, to find fault with any behaviour is exceedingly reprehensible coach, diligence, or fly-we mention -and yet, considering the many serino names. Yet while our purpose is ous accidents that are occurring every praise, why may we not speak out ? day, hardly a vehicle of the kind is to Only behold the European Magazine, be seen without a Cockney taking the full of tales, tours, anecdotes, and ori. reins. We shall certainly caution the ginal essays—a pleasant miscellany. proprietors. Look on Sir Richard, how he keeps We have ten thousand other agreeCapel Loft and Napoleon to their work.* able things to whisper into thine ear, What can be more wonderful than my Public.-Well, we did not expect the change of the New Monthly? this; but the good old Lady has abWas it not, within one little year, solutely fallen asleep. On looking at the beau ideal of a bad Magazine ?- our watch, we find, that instead of an and is it not now one of the best of the hour's tete-a-tete, we have been holdgood ? Clever men are absolutely going ing the worthy republic of letters by about Colburn's-old plagiary has give the ear for great part of an evening. en way to young contributor-thathor- Euge et vale.
The two principal writers in the Old Monthly Magazine ; yet we suspect that Capel Loft must be dead, otherwise he surely would have taken some notice of the late eclipse of the sun. As for Napoleon, we found that many of his articles were extremely heavy, and he, taking offence, we presume, at their non-insertion, (for he is extremely touchy), has gone over, it appears, to the Old Monthly.
We have a great deal to say to our numerous correspondents, but find that we must reserve our communications for the Notice Page of next month. We have a crow to pluck with the author of Semihoræ Biographicæ, who has, we find, imposed upon us a letter, signed J. Kirby, which is not the come position of that very respectable individual. Mr Kirby is apprehensive lest that letter may injure him in the public estimation as a publisher; and therefore we most willingly inform our readers that it was a mere jeu d'esprit; which we regret has caused the slightest uneasiness to so worthy a person. We need not add, that Mr Kirby is well known as the publisher of many useful and entertaining works; and we hope that this explanation will not only be agreeable to himself personally, but be the means of directing customers to his well-furnished library,
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.
North-west Passage, Magnetic Attraction, ble poisons. M. Drapiez poisoned dogs &c. &c. After the Greenland ships, North with the rhus toxicodendron, hemlock, Pole and William & Ann, of Leith, this and nux vomica. Such of them as were year entered Davis' Straits, they penetrated left to the effects of the poison, died; but to 74° or 75° of latitude, by the usual route, those to whom the above fruit was given reup the east side of the bay. As the season covered completely after a short illness. advanced, and the sea became more clear of New Vegetable Alkalies. The num, ice, the scarcity of fish induced them to stand ber of vegetable alkalies is daily intowards the west, in hopes of being more creasing, and chiefly by the labours of successful. Some few days after, the land the German chemists. Atropia is the inwas seen to the west, stretching from north gredient which gives to the Atropa bellato south, as far as the eye could reach, with donna its peculiar properties. It crystalliz. some small island, or rocks, scattered before es in long needles, is a brilliant white, taste. the coast, where the fish appeared in greater less, and little soluble in water and in alabundance. Prosecuting the fishery, the cohol. It withstands a moderate heat ; and ships were directed according to circum- forms regular salts with acids, neutralizing stances, when they reached an opening, ap- a considerable portion of acid. Sulphate of parently about 30 or 35 miles in width, si. atropia contains sulphuric acid 36:52, atro, tuated about 73° or 74° latitude, supposed pia 38.93, water 21:55 = 100. Atropia, to be Lancaster Sound.
mixed with potash and exposed to a red During the time the ships remained in heat, yields ashes, which, when mixed with this inlet, straits, or bay, the compasses on muriate of iron, strike a lively red colour. board both ships were found, whenever they Hyoscyama (the alkali extracted from the approached within 5 or 6 miles to the north Hyoscyamus niger) is not easily altered by shore, which was high, rugged, and moun- heat, even when brought to redness with tainous, to have lost entirely their magnetic charcoal. It crystallizes in long prisms ; virtue, standing in any direction to which and gives with sulphuric or with nitric acid they were placed, without indicating the very characteristic salts. least appearance of being attracted either the Human Lithwlogy. --A posthumous one way or the other ; but as soon as the work of Brugnatelli, professor in the U. ships had reached beyond this distance (5 or niversity, has been published at Pavia, 6 miles) from the land, towards the middle with the title of " Human Lithology,' of the straits, the compass needles again ac- forming a collection of chymical and me quired their usual power, and exercised it dical researches, relative to the stony subwithout apparent obstruction. This pheno- stances found in the human body. This menon, of which the navigators were entirely publication is the result of twenty years' laignorant, had nearly led the ships into se- bour, and merits the attention not only of rious and alarming consequences.
medical practitioners, but of the curious in The William & Ann was 30 or 40 miles general. It is embellished with plates, comwithin the headlands forming the entrance prising a large collection of calculi, careful. into this strait, bay, or inlet ; saw a clear pas- ly stored by the author, during his long sage to the N.W. as far as the eye extended. practice. The different configurations of Had 10 fathoms water, blue mud, 7 miles these, drawn out in their natural size, are from the north shore, and 4 fathoms close stated to be taken with the greatest accurain, where most of the fish they procured were cy. Some are shaped like a pin, others killed ; experienced a long swell setting like an ear of corn, and some are about the through from the N. W. with regular tides, size of a goose's egg. To investigate the sometimes running 4 and 5 knots per hour. interior structure of the calculi, it was ne.
Lithography.-Mr Sennefelder, the in. cessary to cut some of them in the middle ; ventor of lithography, has found the means an operation which the author happily exeof dispensing with the stone. He has in. cuted. The designs in the plates represent vented a lithographic paper, fit for all me- very distinctly, the gradual process of strathods of printing.
tification, in different layers, from the surSaw-Dust incr cases the Force of Gun. face to the centre. powder.-M. Warnhagen has discovered New Variety of Potato.- M. Lan. that saw-dust, especially of wood of the soft. nekman, a skilful gardener, has introest kinds, mixed with gun-powder in equal duced into Ghent, from some foreign shares, triples the force of the powder. It country, a potato of a species not known is intended to be used for the blowing up on the Continent. Having planted it, the of rocks.
crop produced 2,160 pounds of potatoes, New Antidote against Poisons. -The every stalk yielding fifteen or eighteen fruit of the plant Feuillea cordifolia pounds. The form is oblong, colour red, proves a powerful antidotc against vegeta- and quality excellent.
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lume of Sermons on the Fasts and Festivals Éccentricity, a novel ; by Mrs M‘Nally, of the Church of England. daughter of the late Rev. Robert Edgeworth, An Account of the most memorable Bat. of Lissard, Ireland.
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Connexion of the different books of the Old In the press, the Book of Nature laid and New Testament; with preliminary disopen; being a popular survey of the phe- cussions on the Mosaic, Prophetic, and Chrisnomena and constitution of the Universe, tian Revelations ; by the Rev. Dr Jones. and the appearances of Nature, during each In two octavo volumes. month in the year; by the Rev. W. Hut- An Engraving of the Warwick Vase, in ton, M. A.
the Lithographic manner ; by W. G. Ro. An Appendix to the Midland Flora is gers. preparing for publication, by T. Purton, In one volume 12mo, Petits Contes Morsurgeon, Alcester ; with numerous coloured cieux, par Madame Adele du Thou. engravings by James Sowerby, F.L.S. The first number of a progressive Series
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The Fifth Number of Dr Chalmers' Chris- and their application to Subjects of Judicial tian and Civic Economy of large Towns, Inquiry ; with a view to illustrate the Rules should, in the regular course of publication, of Evidence recognised in the Law of Scothave appeared on the first of October ; but land; by James Glasford, Esq. Advocate. as the subject, which is “ Church Patron. 1 vol. 8vo. age," will occupy Two Numbers, it has been The Elements of Geology ; by John Macthought better to postpone its publication culloch, M.D. F.R.S.E. 8vo. till the 1st of January, when the Fifth and Publishing by Subscription, Lectures on Sixth Numbers will appear together. the whole Book of Proverbs ; by the late
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