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INTELLIGENCE, LITERARY, SCIENTÍFIC, &c.

MR: Curtis, aurist to his Royal | Anatomy, Physiology, and PathoHighness the Prince Regent, has logy of the Ear, on Friday, Oct. 1. lately published a second and en at the Royal Dispensary for Dislarged edition of his work on the eases of the Ear, Carlisle-street. Physiology and Diseases of the Ear; A work is in the press, entitled accompanied by a plate of newly The Theory of Elocution, exhibited invented acoustic instruments, de-in connection with a new and phiscriptive of the French, German, losophical account of the nature and Spanish artificial ears for as of instituted language, by B. H. sisting hearing; likewise an im- Smart, professor of elocution, and proved hearing-trumpet. In this public reader of Shakspeare: 8vo. edition the physiology is much ex Mr. Thomas Jones, author of tended, and the uses of the differ- Poems, consisting of Elegies, Sonent parts of the human ear are nets, Songs, &c. — Phantoms, or more fully explained by a minute the Irishman in England, a farce comparison of its structure with – The Sons, or Family Feuds, a that of the different classes of tragic play-Confined in vain, or animals, particularly quadrupeds, a Double to do, a farce, &c.-is fowls, insects, the amphibious tribe, preparing for the press a volume and also fishes. The treatment of Miscellanies, in prose and verse, employed in the various diseases consisting of Essays, Tales, Poems, of the ear is considerably enlarged; | &c. moral and entertaining, which and in the latter part of the work is expected to be ready for publiis detailed a variety of interest- cation in November next. ing cases, some of them of

young The Curate's Appeal to the Equipersons born deaf and dumb, who ty and Christian Principles of the have obtained their hearing and British Legislature, the Bishops, speech by the author's new modes the Clergy, and the Public, on the of practice.

peculiar Hardships of their SituaMr. Curtis will commence his tion; and on the Dangers resulting next Course of Lectures on the to Religion, to Morals, and to the

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Community, from the arbitrary Na- true altitude of the inferior limb ture of the Laws as they are now of the moon, and to this add the frequently enforced against them, horizontal semi-diameter; this will is nearly ready.

give the true centre. Peter's Letters to his Kinsfolk; New Instrument.-Mr. Perkins of being a Series of familiar Letters, Philadelphia (whom the newspawritten during a late visit to Scot-pers have announced as on his pas land; handsomely printed, and em- sage to England, in order to subbellished with a head of the author, mit to the Directors of the Bank and other thirteen portraits, and of England, a specimen of bankfour vignettes, in three volumes bills which defy forgery,) has in8vo. is about to appear.

vented an instrument, called the Of the Rev. A. Ranken's History Bathometer, which is intended to of France, Ciril and Military, Ec- shew, by the compressibility and clesiastical, Political, Literary, Com- i elasticity of water, the depth of the mercial, &c. &c. volumes IV. V. He is said to have produced and VI.containing the history from a pressure of water in a confined the earliest accounts to the death column equal to that of more than of Henry III. A. D. 1589, are upon 200 atmospheres, or upwards of 3000 the eve of publication,

pounds to every square inch of surface; The mode of determining the being equal to the pressure of longitude by lunar observations is 6400 feet in fresh water. Mr. Perby far the most important improve- kins intends to prepare a graduated ment in modern navigation. The scale, shewing the exact degree principle of this problem is known in which water is actually compres, to depend upon ascertaining, with sible. the utmost exactness, the place of Electrical Man.-Dr. Hartman, the moon with relation to some one of Frankfort on the Oder, has pubor more of the stars, her apparent lished, in a German Medical Jourplace being the same at the same nal, a statement, according to which moment of time in all parts of the he is able to produce, at pleasure, earth. Some difficulty, however, an efflux of electrical matter from has occurred as to finding the cen- his body towards other persons. tre of the moon (the point from You hear the crackling, see the which, of course, the respective dis-sparks, and feel the electrical shock. tances of the stars must be mea- | He has now acquired this faculty sured,) when she is within a few to so bigh a degree, that it depends degrees of the horizon; when, by | solely on his own pleasure to make the refraction of the atmosphere, an electric spark issue from his her shape is flattened to an ellipsis, il fingers, or to draw it from any whose greater axis is parallel to other part of his body. Thus, in the plane of the horizon. Mr. H. this electrical man, the will has Meike has published in the Philo- an influence on the developement sophical Magazine a very simple of the electricity, which had not and ingenious method of solving bitherto been observeu except in this difficulty: it is, to observe the the electrical eel.

Poetry.

LINES

Upon this breathing bust, awaken strains Written on seeing a Model, in the possession Lofty as those the glance of Phæbus struck

From Memnon's ruin'd statue; the rapt soul of J. Britton, Esq. from the monumental

Should breathe in numbers, and in dulcet. Bust of SHAKSPEARE in Stratford Church.

notes His was the master spirit; at his spells “ Discourse most eloquent music.” The heart gave up its secrets ; like the mount Jan, 12, 1819.

H. N. O: Horeb, sritten by the prophet's rod, Its hidden springs gushd forth. Time, that

THE ICELANDER'S SONG, grey rock On whose bleak şides the fame of meaner

From a Manuscript Volume of Poems. bards

By Mr. G. RATHBONE. Is dash'd to ruin, was the pedestal

The southern may talk of his meads crown'd On which his genius rose; and, rooted there,

with flowers, Stands like a mighty statue, rear’d so high

Where the gale, breathing incense, uncea. Above the cloids and changes of the world,

singly flies; That heaven's unshorn and unimpeded beams

He may vaunt the rich hue of his rose-tanHave round its awful brows a glory shed,

gled bowers, Inmortal as their own. Like those fair birds

Or the sapphire and gold of his bright Of glittering plumage, whose heav'n-point

sunny skies : ing pinions

But it is not a theme that will light up emoBeam lignt on that dim world they leave be

tion hind,

In an Icelander's breast; since his pride And while they spuri, adorn it*: so his

and his boast spirit,

Are his hoar-cover'd mountains, that frown His “ dainty spirit,” while it soar'd above

on the ocean, This dull, gross compound, scatter'd as it

Lit up with the ice-blink that girdles the flew

coast. Treasures of light and loveliness.

And these When the winter of night darkles round him Were “gentle Shakspeare's” features; this

all dreary,

And his snow-bosom'd hills mourn the abWhence earth's least carthly mind look'd

sence of day, out, and flash'd

With a heart void of care, and with limbs Amazement on the nations; this the brow

seldom weary, Where lofty though: majestically brooded, He launches his bark in pursuit of his prey: Seated as on a throne; and these the lips Rough is his bed, and uneasy his pillow, That warbled music, stolen from heaven's When far off in ocean he rambles from own choir,

home; Where seraph harps rang sweetest. But I | Blithe scuds his boat, as her prow cleaves tempt

the billow A theme too high, and mount, like learus, Of the gem-spangled brine, with its ridges On wings that melt before the blaze they

of foam. worship. Alas! my hand is weak, my lyre is wild;

Dear is the dawn of the fork'd northern light, Else should the eye, whose wondering gaze

That illumines old Hecla's broad cone with is fix'd

its rays;

And dearer its splendour,increasingly bright, * In some parts of America, it is said, When the tops of the ice-bergs appear in there are birds which, when on the wing, and

the blaze; at night, omit so surprising a brightness, that | Brightly it plays on his dart's glossy pride, it is no mean substitute for the light of day. When it flies, steep'd in spray, on the Among the whimsical speculations of Fonte

spake's scaly crest, nelle is one, that, in the planet Mars, the To bury its point in the whale's finny hide, want of a moon may be compensated by a

Or flesh its curv'd barb in the sea-lion's multitude of these luminous aëronauts.

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