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VARIETIES, LITERARY and PHILOSOPHICAL ; including Votices of Works.in Hand,
Domestic and Foreign. MR. AIKIN has prepared for the press, models, have been distributed by the
a. Journal of a Tour through the French government throughout the greater part of North Wales, and part schools of the departments.. of Shropshire, with various observations The French Literary Journals ex. ir mineralogy, and other branches of na- press confident hopes, that fome of the rural history
literati of the University of Oxford will Lord MOUNTMORRES has set an ex. present the world with remarks, illuftracellent example to opulent authors, by. wions, &c. of the important Herculaneum presenting the profits of his late history of MSS. now in the library of Chrilt the Irish Parliament to the LITERARY Church. FUND.
The author of the new Pasigraphy, Mr. Nitsch has announced his in- without explaining precisely the nature tention to commence, in January, a course of his invention, has publiihed, in the of Twelve Lectures on the natural con- Parisian Journals, an idea of it by the ftitution of the human mind, according following comparison : " It will be with to the principles laid down in his “Geo Paligraphy,” says he," as with Geoneral and Introductory View of Profeffor graphy, where a certain point of interKant's Philofophy.
fection denotes a town, or an island. Let The Fourth Part, being the last, of the town, &c. be called either ConstanMr. HUTCHINSON's valuable History of tinople or Stumboul, Londres or London, the County of Cumberland, will be pub. Paris or. Parigi,, Ratisbonne or Regenlished in the course of the winter. It bourg, La Haye or S'graven Hagen, &c. has been delayed fome time by the great those who can take at the firit glance quantity of interesting matter which has the longitude and latitude, will immelately come to hand, and by the number diately name the country, the provinces of additional plates which are in the and the place, every one in his own lanhands of the engraver. In the compila- guage.” tion of this work from original and va- The Grand Duke of TUSCANY liat luable fources, without disregarding anti- contented to give the impressions of the quities and genealogies, particular atten. engraved stones of the gallery of Florion has been paid to the more practical rence, in exchange for the impressions and useful fubjects of agriculture, manu.
of those of the cabinet of antiquities in factures, botany, and mineralogy, which the National Library, at Paris. The latter is a very importaj
rtant article in the Florence collection is perhaps the finest history of that county. The public are existing. indebted for the work to Mr. JOLLIE, COULOMB, a Physician in the French a respectable bookseller at Carline, who, Marine, has lately presented to the goduring fix years, has carried it on at a vernment, a considerable Herbary, col. very heavy expence.
lečied by him at Cayenne. It contains On the fumınit of the cupola of the 50 genera, and 200 species, which were Pantheon, at Paris, it is proposed to place not to be found in the Museum of Natua coloffal-figure of Fame. The model of ral History at Paris. The Directory has this ftarue, which is be cast in bronze, presented to the same institution a very rare je already finished by DEJOUX. Its ihell, the orgonauta vitrea L. G. which height is 30 English 'feet. It bears a the circun navigator Huon, who went trumpet in one hand, and in the other, in search of EA PEYROUSE, had car. a palm and a crown; stands upright, is nestly recominended and bequeathed bea clothed with a floating tunic, and a close fore his death to the republic. gown. Two enormous wings cover its Le Grand, an architect, bas lately back; one of its fect rests on an hemise proposed to the French government, 19 phere, and the other is in the air. This restore the celebrated Tbern.& Juliance work has already engaged the artist three
at Paris. scars, and it will require as many more, The National Institute, in the filling before it will be completed.
up of vacancies in its number of memWith a view to improve the art of bers, has adopted a simple and conde lign, moulds of the finest antique venient mode of nomination, which de893
Varieties.- Literary Notices, &c. serves to be known, and imitated in all fented to the National Institute by the elegions of the same kind. Each mem- directory. The librarian is SACGRAIN : ber writes on his lift the three names it will be open to the public every fifth presented by the class which has va- day. cancies to supply; he adds to the name The Statue of Voltaire, which stood that he prefers, the number 3, to that under the vestibule of the ci-devant which obtains his second degree of pre- French Theatre, has been removed into ference, he adds the nurnber 2 ; and the the Hall of the public fittings of the Nanumber 1, to the last. They then cait tional Institute. The bard of Ferney is up the numbers affixed to cach name, represented as sitting in a great chair in and the highest figures obtain the election. a poftuie of meditation; the sculptor was For example, the candidates in a late Houdon. vacancy in the class of mechanics were The COLLEGE OF FRANCE, hereto. CARNOT, BLEGUET and 'JANVIER; fore called the Collége Royal, held a pubevery voter placed opposite to one of lic' fitting on the 11th of November. these names, the numbers 3, 2, or 1; Memoirs on various subjects, chiefly liCarnot in consequence obtained 250 terary and speculative, were read by unics, BREGUET 182, and JANVIER PERREAU, 'PORTAL, COURNAND, 114.
GAIL, CAUSSIN, and LALANDE. A volume of poems, by the Rev. F. The Practice of Irrigation is becoming WRANGKAN, is preparing for public very popular in France. An extensive cation.
canal for the express purpose of irrigaAnother posthumous work, by the ting lands, is about to be made in the celebrated and unfortunate CONDOR- department of the Higher Pyrenées, from DET, on the Elements of Arithmetic, has which much benefit is expected to re. been publidhed at Paris, and is adopted fult. as an clementary treatise in the public On the 22d of October, the School schools.
of the Military Hospital, at Paris, was By a late regulation, the national in- opened by the Inspectors General of titute are ordered to take charge of in- health for the armies. Coste pronouncXentions and projects connected with ed a discourse, which principally related arts and trades, in order that industrious to the medical treatment of the military. and indigent persons may be fully en- The professors, &c. are GILBERT, abled to avail themselves of the rewards CHAYRON, DESGENETTE, &c. &c, and honours which the French govern. The butcheries of Paris have been rement inake it a primary goject to hold moved out of that city and fuburbs : an out to them.
cxample deserving of 'imitation in LonA valuable periodical work has lately don, and every great metropolis. made its appearance at Geneva, under A resident of Hamburgh has announce the conduct of M. A. PICTET, Profef- ed the discovery of a new procefs for for of Philosophy there, and Fellow of taking copies of any species of MSS. with the Royal Society of London. It is little expence, and in any place, instanentitled “ La Bibliotheque Brittanique,” taneously. His invention is attested by a and is composed folely of tracts from mo- certificate of twelve merchants, and the dern English publications, and the tranf- foreign consuls in that city. actions of our literary and other fo- Mr. RICHMOND, of Trinity College, cieties.
Cambridge, is preparing for the press a The national commissioners in Italy, work of a very extensive nature on the have lately sent to the national library at theory of sound, harmonics, and, the Paris, five manuscripts fele&ted from the principles of music in general. celebrated Ambrofian Library. They are, Mils BLETSOE, of Cambridge, is
pre: 1. Virgil, in which are notes in the hand- paring a fmall work for the press, to be writing of Petrarch. 2. Two mạny- entitled, Botanical Recreatims, to which scripts of Gallileo upon tides and fortifica- will be subjoined Fables of British Flants, tions. 3. The work of Leonardo de Vinci, on the plan of Dr. Thornton's. upon mathematics and mechanics, in his The expected svork of Sir FREDERIC own hand. 4. A MS. on the antiquities Eden, entitled, " Political and Econo, of Josephus, by Ruffin. 5. Another on mical Researches,” will make its appearthe history of the popes.
ance, in two volumes quarto, early in the The rich and extensive libraries of month of January. LAVALLIERE,
de PAULINY, and The Account of the Embassy of Lord the count D'ARTOIS, have been pre. MACARTNEY to China, published under
the direction of Sir GEORGE STAUN- tion in French is to be printed with the Arabic TOs, will be ready for publication in text; and, as an appendix, the author has add. March ncxt. It will consist of two vo
ed all that he could collect on the dynasty of lumes of letter press, in quarto, contain the Fatimites and A jubites. ing 28 plates, and of a folio volume of Epistolae Romanorum Pontificum, & quæ ad 44 plates
eos icripta funt à S. Clemente I, usque ad InA respectable Museum, called the Collection was published, in the year 1722, by
nocentum III; vol. fi. The first part of this Tammany Musiuni, has been lately established, at New York, by Mr. GARDI- fcript, ready for the press.
D. Constant, who left this second part in manu, NER BAKER, an industrious and inge- Histoire de la Congrégation de St. Maur, par nious naturalist. The collection is folely Dom Martine, & continuée par Dom Forles, intended to illustrate the Natural History 3 vol. For some particular reasons, the superiof America. The contributions of in- ors of the order of St. Benedict would never sects, petrefactions, &c. are already very "permit this work, though completed many years considerable.
ago, tu be printed. This manuscript was reThe musical performances at the The- scued from the fames which consumed the liatre of Arts, in Paris, have not been ne- brary of St. Germain des Prés. glected, but are continued with all the Acta Sanctorum ordinis S. Benedi&ti, tome splendor and reputation which they have
x. The first nine volumes of this work, of so hitherto maintained throughout Europe. printed, in folio, between the years 1668 and
much importance to the Gallican Church, was On the 25th Vendemiare, a grand conwas performed, affifted by Henry of no less importance than the others, is coni
1701. The manuscript for the tenth volume, Roffeau, Adrien Guichard, Guiret Mo-' plet·ly ready for the preis. zard, Chol and Punto.
Gallia Christiana in provincias difributa. Of Paris is still disgraced by the sanguinary this work thirteen parts are already printed. Spectacles of bull-baiting. Under the The present manuscript contains three parts, and mayoralty, of the great Bailly, this treats of the provinces of Besançon, Vienne; horrid practice, only gratifying to but- Utrecht, and Tour, and completes the work. chers, was fuppreffed.
The first edition appeared in 1656, published A French architect, of the name of by D. Scevole, and is very incorrect. The laft Pover, has obtained permission to erect, dictines; and, since his death, many additions
was begun by'the learned general of the Bene. in the Elysian Fields, a place for pleasurable resort, fimilar to our Ranclagh of
have been made to it by various learned mert
of that order. Vauxhall.
Rerum Gallicanum & Francicarum scriptores, The French engraver, DUMARET, has
&c. Thirteen parts of this useful work have been chosen by the jury of arts, to exe- been already printed; the last, by Dom Cle, cute the medallions of Rousseau and ment, in 1763. Materials for the completion Pouffin, as national monuments.
of the work are to be found in plenty amongit Notwithstanding the difficulties into the remains of the Benedictines ; but an indus. which the Elector of Treves has been trious compiler and editor 'will not easily be reduced by the present war, he can
found in France, under the present system. still afford to patronize useful under
Conciliorum Gallize, tam editorurn quam intakings ; and by his direction, the ter.
editorum, collectio tempore, ordine digeit. ab ritory of Augiburg, lying berween 470
Anno Christi 177, ad annum 1568. The first 16'and 48° 40' is to be accurately survey. Labat, in 1789. The printing of the second
part of this work was published, in folio, by ed and mapped.
part was begun, but interrupted by the RevoMANUSCRIPTS,
lution ; all the materials for the completion of By the dissolution of the Monafteries in France, it are now ready..
the National Library has been enriched with S. Gregorii, vulgo Nazianzeni, opera omnia. the following curious MSS.
The publication of this work was announced by L'Art de Vérifier les Dates avant J. C. by Louvart
, in the year 1908; but his death put D. Clement. The learned author who inspect
á stop to it for a time. Maran then undertook ed, himself, the third edition of the Art de Vé it, but he died before it could be completed: rifier les Dates après J. C. mentions this ma
Clement laboured upon it for fourteen years, and nuscript in the preface to the third part of his collated above forty manuscripts ; but it is to be work
lamented, that he had not the opportunity of Extraits des Historiens Arabes sur les Croin consulting one of diftinguithed excellence in the sades, The learned benedi&tine, D. Bertherand, ftate library at Basil. who died last year, employed 'his whole life on
S. Theodori Shiditæ , opera omnia. This this Collection ; and, as a recompense for his work was ready for the press in Che year 1744, labour, the National Convention, besides'the as appears from the letter of Touftain and Tela allowance of the monks, bestowed on him an fin, to Cardinal Quirini, who employed themannual penhup of 2000 livres. The transla. felves abovę twenty years upon it.
REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.
THE Overture and New Songs in the enter- all amply treated, and afford the pupil ?
tainment of Olympus in an Uproar,' by familiar introduction to the practical theW. Recve. Longman and Broderip. : ory. The great merit of the work is,
This Overture and the Songs are that the most important particulars are printed separate ; the former at two cxplained with the nicest precision ; and, Thillings, and the latter at one shilling above all, the fingering is attended to each. The (): erture, though its style is with an affiduity, and executed with a fomewhat bombastic, porrulles a respect- mastery, which renders it decidedly, fuable degree of meri:. The Rondo is perior to any thing of the kind we have pleasing in its subject, and conducted yet seen.' The six little lessons, or exerwith some address; and the Coda with cises, are progreliive, and perfectly adaptwhich the piece concludes, is' bold and ed to the province of the learner; and, animating. “ By my rod, The's very beside as many excellent pra&tical pieces nice,” lung by Mr. Munden and Mr. by Pleyel, we find an useful Dictionary of Townsend, is an agreeable duet, though the terms introduced by composers, both rather inartificial in its construction. “Of ancient and modern. all the words in lexicon," sung by Mr. A Study for the Flute, consisting of Twenty Townsend, is an air perfectly familiar in
Airs and Eightcen Duels, by H. Devienne. its cast, and therefore adapted to the
Linley. words, which are light and hugorous. This is a very useful publ'cation for
Shepherd, ne'er loiter on these lonely young practitioners on the flute. The hills," sung by Mrs. Mountain, is beau- twenty airs, announced in the title-page, 'tifully sets It style is paftoral; and a are French, and selected from favourite sweet fimplicity characterizes every bar ballads, such as “ Ah! vous dirai-je, Maof the music.
man?” “Musette de Nina,
por Charmante The favourite Duet of Buz and Mum, with Gabrielle,” “Life chantoit,” &c.; and arc
an Accompaniment for a Piano Forte or so arranged, as to be progretlive in point Harp, by 9. Moorehead, is. 6d.
of execution. The cighteen duets, with Longman and Broderip. the differenc keys prefixed to cach, are, With the easy and natural style of this for the most part, very pleasing; and, 'Duet we are greatly plcafed.
practised with attention, must be proPuffek's Instructions on the Art of playing the ductive of improvement. The several
Piano Forte, or farpsichord, with general and major keys are given in the harmonical exer:plified rules for fingering ; to which are order of fifths, and each one is fucceeded added fix progręílive Sonatas, Op. 32, ex- by its relative minor, so as to preferve pressly composed for this work, by Ignace and point out that natural connection Pleye!. ios. 60 Corri, Duffek, & Co. which subfifts between certain majors
Books of Instruction, in the musical and minors, and, which cannot be too science, are become to numerous, and are, foon nor too much attenóled to by all bein general, fo inadequate to the attain- ginners in music, either vocal or initruient of their professed object, the profi- mental. ciency of the student, that, before the appearance of the present work, we al. Three Duets, with Scotch Airs for Two Flutes, most despaired of lecing any fuccessful
by Igrace Pleyel. 5s. Corri, Duffek, & Co. production in this way. But the perasal
We find much of Mr. Pleyel's usual of Mr. Duffek's publication has convinc- sweetnets of melody in these Duets ; ed us, that, although the living tutor has and they form excellent exercises for always been, and always will be, ne
flute practitioners. The plan upon which cessary, yet his labours may be much they are constructed is, that each duet abridged, and his fuccess greatly facili- consists of tivo movements ; the first of tated, by the dead letter of such an in- which is a florid, animating, and original fructor as this author. The whole fub.coinposition, by the above composer, and ject-matter of the book is excelent, and the second a favourite Scorch air, with judiciously arranged. "The scale, the fuch adscititious graces as the fimplicity
of its character will admit. time, the cliffs, the ornaments of grace and expreffon, the fingering through the Six Duets Concertanti for Two Violins, by different keys, major and minor, the hars
Fiorillo. 7s. 6d. Corri, Duffek, & Cú, peggios in their several kinds, and the After a minute examination of these performance of chromatic passages, are Duets, particularly in respect to the
harmonic conjunction of the parts, we taste, the present publication will prove find ourielves enabled to give them praise. an elegant recreation. The bravura movements are very free Three Sonatas for the Piano Forte, with an Acand spirited, and the Adagios elegantly
companiment for a Violin or Flutc, and Vitender. They possess a degree of science
oloncell.), by Winceflius Pichl, Profeffor of which evidently marks them as the pro- Music in Milan. 7s. 6d.
Linley. duction of a finished master on the in
trument for which they are composed. We have perused these Sonatas with A Collection of Glecs and Rounds, for three, rally speaking, are bold and malterly, and
great satisfaction. The passages, gene. bers of the Harmonic Society of Cambridge, and interspersed with clegancies which, whild Published by William Dixon.
they produce a happier relief, express the Preston and Son. polished taste of the composer. The first
piece consists of four inovements; and This work, which confifts of eleven opens with a Largo Macftoso in common glees, two rounds, a trio, a canon cancri- time, poffefsing a confiderable degree of zans, for two voices, a madrigal for four dignity, and which introduces an Allegro voices, and a requiem for three voices, Moderato, at once fpirited amt fcientific. forms, in the aggregate, an excellent col- The third movemenr, in 1 (Larghetto) lection of choral music, and does'much is in the cantibile style, enlivencd by a honour as well to the talents, as to the moving bass, flows with great fmoothmusical science of the CAMBRIDGE 60- nefs, and is fucceeded by a Rondo, whiclı, CIETY. The glce, ** Welcome, dear Stel- though not ftriking in its subject, is conla," by Mr. WHEELER, is beautifully ducted with much skill, and forms a refimple in its melody, and the pathos of spectable close to the Sonata. The fe* le gente Muses," by Mr. HAGUE, is cond piece comprises three movements; mnost pathetically couveyed, though we the first of which, in common time, Al. cannot approve of the transition from the legro Moderato, is sprightly and vigo. Hat third to the natural third at the words. rous, and introduces a Romance (Larg. to break your bows, which, as it is here berto) which is particularly sweet in its managed, is out of nature, and produces melody, and elegant in its movements; an aukward fall in the bass. The canon while the third movement, an Allemanda cancrizans, by Mr. RICHMOND (tvhich (Allegretto)contains many brilliant ideas, many of our readers will require to be and is engaging throughout. The third informed, is a species of composition piece is in three movements, and both
be sung either forwards or opens and proceeds with much fire of backwards.) is ingeniously constructed; conceptions but we must beg to point and “ Bucchus, to thee alone," by Mr. out the theoretical impropriety of rising Dixon, is set with fpirit, but we muft afçer a feventb, as occurs in palling from observe, that some of the parts (especi- the feventh bar to the cighth. The fee ally the bass) are not always judicioufty cond movement is an elegant Larghetto adjusted. The grees“. Ev'ry bour," and in, and Icads to a Rondo in i (Allegro) * Ye jhepheres, come pity,”' both by the which is animating in its subject, and same composer, and “ Ye roses," by Mr, forms a pleasing conclusion to the work. Hague, and “. Boy, who the rosy borul,"s
A Selection of the most admired Country by Mr. WHEELER, are charming compositions in their severai styles, and
Dances, Reels, Strathspeys, &c. with their
greatly add to the value of this deferving pub
proper figures, arranged for the Harp, Piana
Forte, and Violin, by T. Harbour. 35. dication.
Also, a Second Selection, by the fame Author, Three Duets, Concertanti, for Two Flutes, by
dedicated to the Ladies and Gentlemen of F. Raulr. 55. Corri, Duffek, & Co. the Croydon Assenıbly, by W. W. Jones. 35..
Langman and Broderip. These Duets are composed in an exceedingly pleafing fyłe . The passages are of the compiler. The pieces are fo
These Selections do credit to the fancy them very original, and some brilliant. chosen, as to excite, by their cheerful at. They are not calculated for the practice
traction, all that pleasurable hilarity for of beginners, but require a performer which public affemblies are frequented. already considerably advanced, at least, if There are very few of them
that are not not a proficient. To such a performer, engaging ; and, by their basses, well cal. provided he possess any degree of natural culated to please, on the piano forte.