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To hear the praise of patience is an immediate opportunity for its exercise.

Many witty sallies sting, like the bees, only once.

Animal Instinct.—Many indications having a reference to 'approaching changes in the weather may be obtained by observing the actions of animals. The following extract from a recent number of Mr. Yarrell's History, of British Birds," vol. iii. p. 117, now in progress, will afford an apt illustration of this :• Lord Braybrooke gave me the following account of a female swan, on the small stream at Bishop's Stortford. This swan was eighteen or nineteen old, had brought up many broods, and was highly valued by the neighbours. She exhibited, some eight or nine years past , one of the most remarkable instances of the powers of instinct that was ever recorded. She was sitting on four or five eggs, and was observed to be very busy, in collecting weeds, grasses, &ici, to raise her nest a farming man was ordered to take down half a load of haulm straw, with which she most industriously raised her nest and the eggs two feet and a half : that very night there came down a tremendous fall of rain , which flooded all the mallshops, and did great damage. Man made no preparation; the bird did. Instinct prevailed over reason; her eggs were above, and only just above the water. When gnats collect themselves before the setting sun, and form a sort of vortex in the shape of a column, it announces fine weather. If they play up and down in the open air near sunset, they presage heat,; if in the shade, mild and warm, showers; but if they sting those passing them, cold weather and much rain may be expected. Spiders generally alter their webs once in twenty, four hours; and a rule has been deduced from ibis by an attentive observer of these natural prognostics, whereby to foretell, the coming change, If they thus alter their web between six and seven in the evening, there will be a fine night; if in the morning, a fine day ; if they work during rain,' expect fihe weather; and the more active and busy the spider is, the finer will be the weather. - Mna Gutch, in Meteorogical Journal,

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osvosi rend ! William Newton, of Chancery-lane, civil engineer, for certain improvements in regulaling the flow of air and gaseous fluids. (Being a communicalion.) February 25; six months to specify.

Osborne Reynolds, of Belfast, Ireland, iclerk, for certain improvements in covering streels, roads, and other ways with woody and also in the means of enabling horses and other animals to pass oven such roads and other slippery surfaces with greater safety than beretofore. ¡February. 25; six months. 1 John Birkby, of Upper Ramfoldi, York, card' manufacturer y for improvements in the manufacture of wire cards. February 25; six months,

William Saunders, of Brighton, gentleman, for improvements in apparatus employed in roasting and baking animal food. February 25; six moritbis.

.!.!.!.!.6.11 Samuel Morand, of Manchester, merchant, for improvements in machinery or apparatus for stretching fabrics. February 26; six months.

Benjamin Gillut, of Great Saffron Hill, cutler, for improvements in heating and ventilating. February 26; six months. Ir ..Marc. La Riviere, of London Fields, Hackney, gentleman, for, certain inprovements in the machinery for figure-weaving in silk and other fabrics. March 1; six months.) for

Thomas Smith, of Northampton, plumber, for an improvement, or improvements in water-closets. March 1; six months,

George Carter Haseler , of Birmingham, jeweller and løy-maker, for improvements in the tops of scent boltles. March 3.. six months.

Edward Slaughter, of Bristol, engineer, for improvements in the construction of iron wheels, for railway and other carriages: March 4; six months.

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117), James Clements, of Liverpool, manufacturer of toys, for improve ments in composition for ornamenting glass and picture frames , and articles for interior and other decorations, also for the manu, facture of toys and other fancy articles. March 4; six months. 71 - William Palmer, of Sutton-street, Clerkenwell, manufacturer, for improvements in the construction of candle lamps. March 4; isix monihs.

William Palmer, of Sutton-street, Clerkenwell, manufacturer, for

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improvements in vessels for making infusions or decoctions, and for culinary purposes, and in apparatus for measuring or supplying from vessels. March 4; six months.

, of Newtown, Worcester, farmer, for certain improvements in machinery, or 'apparatus for cutting or reducing turnips, mangel wurzel, carrots, and other rools, for food for horned cattle, horses, and other animals. March 7; six months.

John George Bodmer, of Manches'er, engineer, for certain improvements in machinery or apparatus for cleaning, carding, roving and spinning cotton and other fibrous substances March 7; six months.

James Readman, of Islinglon, gentleman, for a certain improvement, or improvements, in the barometer. March 7.; six months,

John Duncan, of Great George-street, gentleman, for improvements in machinery for excavating soil. (Being a communication.) March 7; six months. I die bei

rebrandt soflisiin! 1.Joho-Warrick; of Laurence Pouotney-lane, Cannon-street, merchant, for an apparatus called a « Gasoscope , bland intended to show the presence of bicarburetted hydrogen gas (the gas used for lighting) in mines, wells, i houses ; buildings, rooms, or vaallsy and consequently, to prevent the explosion and accidents liable to be produced by the said gas. (Being a communication.) March 7; two mionlbs. il !: diono bide bord

Francis Kane , of Cumberland-street, Middlesex Hospital, mechanic, for improvements in the construction of fastenings for the parts of bedsteads and other frames. March 7; six months.

Sir Francis Desanges, of Upper Seymour-street, Portman-square, Knight ; and Anguish Honour Augustus Durant, of Long Cast!e, Shropshire, Esq., for improvements in'apparatos for sweeping and cleaning chimneys or flues, and extinguishing Gires therein, which they intend to call «Ramoneur. March 7..

Robert Frampton, of Cleveland-street, Fitzroy-square, coachmaker, for improvements in the construction of hinges. March 7; six months. l: i.noipilih

Henry Barrow Rudway, of Birmingham, Warwick, wine-merchant, for improvements in the manufacture of horse-shoes. March 7; six món this....1970

Thomas Henry Russell, of Wodnesbury, iron-tube manufacturer, and Cornelius Whitehouse, of the same place, for improvements in the manufactore of welded iron tubing. March 7; six months. · William Newton, of Chancery-lane, civil engineer, for an improved machine or apparatus for weighing various kinds of articles or goods. (Being a communication.:) March 7; six months. • Thomas Hedley, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, gentleman, and Cathbert Rodham', of Gateshead, Durham, for an improved apparatus for purifying the smoke, gases, and other noxious vapours arising from certain fires, stoves, and furnaces. March 7; six months. :

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William Catford, of Chard, Somerset, mechanic, for certain improvements in machinery or apparatus for making or manufacturing lace or other néited fabrics. March 8, six months.

Henry Smith, of Liverpool, engineer, for improvements in the construction of wheels and breaks for carriages. March 10; six months.

Richard Beard, of Earl-street, Blackfriars, 'gentleman', for improvements in the means of obtaining likenesses and representations from nature and of other objects: March 10; six months.

William Edward Newton, of Chancery-lane, civil engineer, for certain improvements in boilers, furnaces, and steami-engines. (Being a communication.) March 10; six months.

Charles William Firchild, of Wesley-park, North-field, Worcester, farmer, for an improved propelling apparatus for marine and other purposes. March 14; six months.

Reuben Partridge, of Cow per-street, Finsbury, engineer, for certain improvements in machinery or apparatus for splitting and shaping wood into splints for the manufacture of matches, and other similar forms. March -14; six months.

Alfred Green, of Sheffield, surgical instrument-maker, for certain improvements in trusses or surgical bandages. March 15; six months.

Edwin Ward Trent, of Old Ford, Bow, ropemaker, for an improved mode of preparing oakum, and other fibrous substances, for caulking ships and other vessels. March 21; six months.

Sydney Jessop, of Sheffield, merchant, for an improved mode of preparing wronght-iron intended for wheel-tires, rails, and certain Other arlicles. March 21; six months. provements in apparatus for grinding and dressing wheat and other

Zachariah Parkes, of Birmingham, mosdressing or certain imgrain. March 21; six months.

John Clay, of Cottingham, gentleman, and Frederick Rosenberg, of Sculcoates, York, gentleman, for improvements in arranging and setting up types for printing March 21; six months.

William Hancock, the younger, of Amwell-street, gentleman, for certain improvements in combs and brushes. March 21'; six months.

Edward John Dent, of the Strand, chronometer-maker, for certain improvements in chronomelers and other time-keepers.March 21; six months.

William Brockedon, of Queen-square, gentleman, for improvements in manufacturing fibrous materials for the cores of stoppers, to be coated with India-rubber, and used for stopping bottles and other vessels. March 21; six months.

John Haughton, of Liverpool, clerk, for improvements in the method of affixing certain labels. March 31; six months. i. bors

William Palmer, of Sutton-street, Clerkenwell, manufacturer, for improvements in the manufacture and preparation of pills, and some other articles of a medicinal or remedial nature. 1 March 21; six months. - Mark Freeman, of Sutton-common, Surrey, gentleman, for improvements in the construction of inkstands. March 91; six months.

Robert Hazard, of Clifton, Somerset, confectioner, for improvements in apparatus for heating public and private buildings, March 21; șix months.

Moses Sperry Beach, of Norfolk-street, Strand, printer, for improvements in machinery used for printing with type, and in the construction of lype for pripting: (Being a communication.) March 23; six months.

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