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To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. two feet of water, of the same kind 23:ħa

old spas, and not three hundred yards uit

tant from them. WHOEVER be the author of Canta

brigiana, he has done me honour It must be satisfałcry for the public at in having mentioned me in such a caule, large, and for the proprietors or the New and with such men as those whom he has Theatre, and of o her numerous buildings enumerated. But I was not of Trinity, erecting at that place, to be informed, that What claim the University of CAMBRIDGE a sufficient supply of water, fo greatly difhas in me, or I in that, is to be referred tinguthed for the cure of bilious diseases, (and I fear it is but little) to Peter-house: can at all times be had at Cheltenham for to which college I was sent by my father, any number of compiny. because it was a small one (a reason which

Your obedient Servant, did not altogether answer bis expectations

THOMAS JAMESON, M. D. and mine) and for two other reasons of London, Dec. 26th, 1803. more prevailing and fatisfactory inducement; that the learned and excellent To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. Dr. LAW, father to the present CHIEF SIR, Justice, who was also of Peter-house, MONG your numerous Readers, then in , A

there must undoubtedly be fome, JEBB, whose name will always be who, with myself, labour under that inconrepeated with respect and affection by venience arising from the peculiar strucevery lover of liberty and peace, of litera. ture of the visual organ, called Myopia. ture and science, of humanity and the I take leave therefore, Sir, to offer to the welfare of mankind, had been a fellow of notice of my brother Myopes who may be it, as the author of Cantabrigiana has remarked, and then refided near the college, and to requeit also that fome one will

your readers, the following observations; in confequence of his marriage with Miss makė known through this medium, whiTORKINGTON, a lady truly worthy of him. ther his experience will furnish additional I am, your's sincerely,

proof of the facts which I have taken the

CAPEL LOFFt. liberty to state ; or wliether, on the conTrofton, near Bury, Suffolk,

trary, he may have found reason to allow 4th Jan. 1804.

the dicta of some fcientific men on this sub

jeet ; which, fo far only as my small exTo the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. perience has furnished me with proofs, SIR,

seem to be not well founded. I

SHOULD be glad to be informed by This disease, arising from a too great any

of your readers, versed in histori- convexity of the cornea, whereby the rays cal or biographical enquiries, whether of light converge too soon, and con!equently there exifts any particular record of the unite before they reach the retina, is said life and actions of that great warrior and to be always in a progressive itate of ftatesman, John Duke of Bedford, Regent amendments the eye gradually flattening of France, brother of Henry V.

as we approach old age. In conformity Your's, &c.

to this doctrine, it is usually recommended J. A.

to persons who require the aid of concave

glasses, ti begin with the deepelt which To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. they can conveniently bear : as the necesa SIR,

fity for them will be continually decreasyou think it worthy of public atten- ing, or, in other words, the eyes by their

tion, you will please to infert the ac- natural decay will be gradually adapting count of the following discovery in your themselves to glasses of a lower number. valuable Magazine.

Now, Sir, facts the very reverse of this, As the influx of company to Chelten. have appeared to me to be established in ham, for two or three years paft, has been each of the few cases into which I have so considerable, that the faline wells have had an opportunity of inquiring. In these been drank dry' every morning, in the cases, though few, I can fully rely upon height of the season, and the fairs, pre- the fidelity of the statements; for this depared from them not sufficient for ordi- fect of Myopism prevails considerably in nary consumption, I have superintended my family, and it is from this fource that boring the ground on the south lide of that I draw my information; and in each intown during the greatest part of latt fum- Itance it has been found that with the mer, for the discovery of new springs, and advance of years, glasses deeper than those bave so far fucceeded, that a weli has been formerly used, were necessary; or, at least, sunk forty-one feet deep, and fix feet advantageous; inasmuch as they defined wide, which at this time contains twenty. diftane objedis with greater accuracy.

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