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Does not the tyrant's self obey
'TWAS in Love's vernal morn
A tender hope I rear'd; A rose without a thorn,
And lasting it appear'd : And lovely did it bloom,
'Neath Beauty's genial ray; It shed a sweet perfume,
And made my garden gay.
A transitory gleam!
Feels Beauty's genial beam.
The tender flow'ret fell, Still shall its fragrance last,
And sweet be yet its smell.
PART OF THE 139th PSALM.
O LORD my God! to thee is known
If to the highest heav'n I bear
E. N. Le Noir.
LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION.
Mr. Park, the antiquary, whose undertaking of re-editing the Harleian Miscellany, we formally announced, has produced the first volume of this magnificent memorial of the contents of Lord Oxford's library, in a suitable style of splendour, and accompanied with additional illustrative annotations. Mr. P. also advertises his intention of continuing the selection from the Harleian manuscripts and printed pamphlets, and of offering them to the public as a supplement to those of which it has before been in possession. The collection of tracts formed by Lord Somers (which, with the Harleian Miscellany, form a series of the most curious and valuable productions in the English language) is also in course of publication, and the first volume is speedily expected to be submitted to the literary amateur.
Mr. Jones has in the press a work, in one volume octavo, illustrative of the four Gospels. In this performance Mr. J. endeavours to connect the language of our Lord on every occasion with the circumstances peculiar to his situation; and thus to unfold, in a brief and perspicuous manner, its propriety and meaning. Occasional notes contain critical and philosophical remarks, which are intended for the learned; but the text is adapted to those who read only for religious improvement. He has avoided noticing the peculiarities of modern sects; and has endeavoured to furnish matter, in which all are interested, without controverting the tenets of any party. The doctrine of the association of ideas is often applied in this publication; and the 'facility with which it solves the most perplexing difficulties, appears to evince its utility and importance as a principle in biblical enquiries.
Mr. Grant, of Crouch End, will publish in a few days a work, entitled, - Institutes of Latin Grammar.” This work is intended chiefly for the higher classes of an Academy or a Grammar School. With this view, the author has not only endeavoured to supply the deficiencies and correct the errors of our common grammars, but has likewise introduced a variety of critical and explanatory observations. By exhibiting an ample and accurate digest of the rules and principles of the Latin language, and by a copious enumeration of anomalies and exceptions, he has laboured to furnish not only the senior scholar, but also the master, with a useful book of occasional reference.
Dr. Reid, the author of the Reports of Diseases inserted regularly in the Monthly Magazine, intends to collect those which have appeared hitherto into a small volume, to be published early in the winter, printed uniformly with his Treatise on Consumption.
We understand that the Rev. Dr. Williams's long-promised Essay on the Equity of Divine Government and the Sovereignty of Divine Grace, is expected to make its appearance in July or August. Among other important theological disquisitions, it will contain an examination of the Latitudinarian hypothesis of indeterminate redemption, and the Antinomian notion of the divine decrees being the rule of human conduct.
Mr. Bicheno has in the press a new and enlarged edition of The Signs of the Times, with a second Appendix on the present Aspect of Public Affairs, and which will be published in the course of the ensuing month.
In the course of next month will be published, a supplementary volume of Birds to Barr's edition of Buffon. The proprietors of that work have engaged a literary gentleman to collect all that has been discovered in ornithology of an interesting nature since the death of the illustrious Buffon, and for that purpose procured the splendid edition of his works, lately published by Sonnini, in 114 volumes. From this has been selected every article of importance or of curiosity, from the additions of Sonnini and J.J. Virey. Several new plates of rare birds will accompany the volume, the coutents of which will bring down the æra of discovery in this interesting branch of natural history to the present day.
Mr. Parkes has for ome time been engaged in revising the Chemical Catechism, in order to accommodate every part of that work to the new facts which have been developed by the late highly interesting and truly important discoveries of Mr. Davy. A new edition (being the third) thus amepded, and with other very considerable additions, is in the press, and will shortly be ready for publication,
A new edition of the Greek text of Herodotus, corrected from the edition of Wesseling and Reitz, is expected to make its appearance in the course of the ensuing autumn from the Oxford university press; it will be followed by Porti Lexicon Ionicum.
In our last number we inserted a letter on the subject of erecting a monnment to the memory of Locke: a Committee has been formed for carrying this laudable design into execution, of which the following noblemen and gentlemen, we understand, are members: The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, the Earl of Chichester, Lord Valentia, Sir John Henderson, Bart. Sir Samuel Romilly, David Williams, Esq., the Rev. Yates, Wm. Frend, Esq., Robert Hibbert, jun. Esq., Rev. R. Aspland, J. M. Good, Esq., H. W. Mortimer, jun. Esq. The Trustees, in whose hands the subscriptions are to be lodged until wanted, are, the Lord Mayor, David Williams, Esq., and H. W. Mortimer, jun. Esq. Subscriptions are received at the Office of the Literary Fund, in Gerrard street, Solo; and it is the intention of the Committee shortly to advertise their plan, and to name other places, bankers, &c. where those who are disposed to assist them may pay iu their contributions. From the spirited manner in which the matter has been taken up, and the bigh characters who have already given their countenance to the undertaking, little doubt can be entertained of its ultimate suceess.
REWARDS conferred by the Society for the Encouragement
of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, May 31, 1808, his Grace the Duke OF NORFOLK President.
In Agriculture.-To John Christian Curwen, Esq. M. P. of Workington-hall, Cumberland, for improvements in the culture of vegetables, the gold medal.
To the Right Hon. the Earl of Mansfield, for planting 96,000 oaks at Scone, near Perth, class 3, the gold medal.
To the Right Hon. Lord Boringdon, for gaining land from the sea, at Chelsea Bay, near Plympton, and at Charlton, near Kingsbridge, class 17; the gold medal.
To the Right Reverend Lord Bishop of Landaff, for planting 322,500 larch trees, near Newby Bridge, Lancashire, class 10; the gold medal.
To A. Bain, M. D, of Curzon-street, for planting 338,199 forest trees, at Heffleton, in Dorsetshire, class 14; the gold medal.
To Robert Burrows, Esq. of Great Witchingham, Norfolk, for comparative culture of wheat, class 17; the gold medal.
To Mr. Charles Waistell, of High Holborn, for his communication of methods to ascertain the value of growing timber trees, at different and distant periods, the gold medal.
To J. Butler, Esq. Bramshott, Hants, for improving waste land, the silver medal.
To William Lawrence, Esq. of Maldon, Essex, for gaining land from the sea, the silver medal.
To Mr. Samuel Curtis, Walworth, for planting above 4,000 fruit trees, for an orchard at Bradwell, in Essex, the silver medal.
To Mr. Richard Parkinson, Walworth, near London, for cure of the foot rot in sheep, class 49; the silver medal.
To Mr. W. Wallis Mason, Goodrest Lodge, near Warwick, for a method of stabbing hoven cattle, to discharge the rarefied air from the stomach, wl en they have been overfed with moist clover grass, the silver medal.
To Mr. Timothy Fisher, Ormskirk, Lancashire, for a swivel-headed churnstaff, to facilitate the making of butter, the silver medal, or five guineas.
In Chemistry.-To Mr. William Anderson, of his Majesty's Dock-yard, Ports. mouth, for a method of painting linen cloth in oil colours, to be more pliant, durable, and longer impervious to water than in the usual mode, the silver medal.
To Mr. Thomas Saddington, No. 73, Lower Thames-street, for a cheap method of preserving fruit without sugar, for house use or sea stores, five guineas.
In Manufactures.—To George Whitworth, Esq. of Coxwold, near Castor Lincolnshire, for his exertions in manufacturing ropes and sacking from sheep's wool, to answer the purpose of similar articles made from hemp, the gold medal.
To Mr. Peter Tansley, of Wheeler-street, Spital-fields, for a cheaper method of cutting silk shag, five guineas.
In Mechanics.- To Captain George William Manby, of Yarmouth, for forming a communication with ships stranded, by means of a rope thrown over the vessel from a mortar on the shore, the gold inedal.
To Captain Wm. Bolton, R. N, for improved jury masts, formed from the common articles ou board ships, and on a plan to enable them to carry the usnal press of sail, the silver medal.
To Captain H. L. Ball, R. N. of Mitcham, Surrey, for an improvement in anchor stocks, to render them more durable and safe for ships, the silver medal.
To Mr. Thomas Roberts, of the Navy Office, for improvements in ship building, by securing the ends of the beams of ships without wooden knees, the silver medal, Vol. IV.