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Von RAUMER.–A private letter from Berlin of stated it as his opinion that more important discov. the 25th September says—“ Professor von Raumer eries may be looked for, the Academy has been in. is very busy in reading up for his proposed journey duced to request the co-operation of the Governto the United States, where he intends to spend the ment to enable M. Batta to prosecute a work so months between April and October of next year. highly interesting to archæology. The application He at present thinks very favorably of the Ameri- was so far successful that M. Eugene Flandier, who cans, and of their institutions-so that their visitor filled a similar mission in Persia, has been sent out starts somewhat prejudiced in their favor-let us to assist the French Consul in his further researches. hope he will return so.—Atheneum.
From the united labors of these two intelligent
Frenchmen, we may look for some further illustraThe Cornea.-On the application of the cornea and of the sculptures which adorned the palaces of
tions of the ancient architecture of the Assyrians, of one animal to the eye of another-Dr. Plouvier, their kings.-16. of Lille, states that he has a rabbit which was blind, but to whose eye he applied the cornea of another rabbit, and that the hitherto blind animal now sees perfectly:-Athenæum.
VENUS BY TITIAN.-In Dresden, the recent discovery of the Venus by Titian, now excellently re
OBITUARY. stored, excites the greatest interest. This magnifi
DEATH OF THE Right Hon. STUART MACKENZIE. cent work has been more than 100 years concealed under a mass of rubbish.-Examiner.
— The right hon. gentleman, late Lord High Com
missioner of the Ionian Islands, died on Sunday, at CANAL OVER THE Isthmus of Panama.—The son of Admiral the Hon. Keith Stuart, second son
Southampton, in his 60th year. He was the eldest French Government has just ordered M. Napoleon of the sixth Earl of Galloway, by the daughter of Garella, a young engineer of the Mining Depart. S. D'Aguilar, Esq. ; married, 1818, relict of Admiral ment, and M. Courtines, an able member of that of Sir Samuel Hood, eldest daughter and co-heiress of the Pont et Chaussees, to proceed to the Isthmus of the last Lord Seaforth, whose surname be assumed Panama, and seek for the best direction to be given by sign manual; was Commissioner of the India to a canal of communication between the Atlantic Board from 1832 to 1834 ; represented Cromarty and Pacific Ocean.- 1b.
from 1831 to 1837, when he was appointed Gover
nor of Ceylon. In December, 1840, he became Vocal PHENOMENON.- The Times informs us Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands.that in a recent number of the Zeitschrift appears Colon. Gaz. an account of an extraordinary vocal phenomenon. The new musical wonder is a boy, who has the
DEATH OF PROFESSOR BELL.-We have to anpower of emitting three vocal sounds at a time, and nounce the death of Professor Bell, professor of can therefore execute pieces in three parts. The Scotch law, after a protracted illness. Mr. Bell fact is attested by two names of considerable weight, also held the office of one of the principal clerks of Kalliwoda and Mayer, from whom letters are pub- session, which by his death has become vacant.lished describing the exhibition, and warranting the Colon. Gaz. genuineness of the prodigy. His voice, we are told, extends over two full octaves, from a flat below the line to a flat above, in the key of G; the lower notes being generally weak, those in the middle stronger, but of harsh quality, while the upper notes are soft, and flowing as those of a flageolet. When singing more than one part the lad is unable to pronounce BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES. any words, and can only sing songs of the utmost simplicity as regards the harmony.—Ibid.
Great Britain. Blondlot on Digestion. The author has di- Anatomy of Sleep; or, the Art of procuring sound rected his attention principally to the gastric juice,
and refreshing Slumber at Will. By E. Binns,
M. D. which he regards as the principal agent in the functions of digestion. In order to obtain this juice in That Dr. Binns has discovered the secret of vol. abundance, and in a pure state, M. Blondlot made untary sleep we do not feel quite assured ; but that an artificial opening into the stomach of a dog, he has kindly afforded to all persons the means of which enabled him to extract the gastric juice, or procuring a sound and durable slumber we are pracalimentary substances, at various periods of digestically convinced; for, having placed his volume tion. In his work he announces that his experi- in the hands of a friend, while we were temporarily ments have been perfectly successful, and that he engaged, on our return we found him with the book has a dog on which he made bis first essay, two in his hand, and in a state of the most profound reyears ago, and which can supply him, he says, in pose, from which he was awakened with difficulty. the course of an hour or so, with more than three As for ourselves, by means of sundry applications, ounces of pure gastric juice.-Ibid.
as sal volatile, Scotch snuff, and sundry other stim
ulants, we contrived to keep ourselves pretty well SculptureS FOUND AT NINEVEH.-We hear from awake in our perusal of the volume, which consists Paris, that M. Batta, the French Consul at Mous- of 394 pages, of which 389 relate to various discussoul, has recently transmitted to the Academy of sions of scientific subjects, not much connected with Sciences several additional drawings and fragments the subject matter announced in the title ; but at p. of curious pieces of sculpture, found in exploring 390 the real volume begins, and, filling exactly the site of the ancient city of Nineveh, and having three pages and a half, then concludes. The au.
thor observes that, after 389 pages, the reader will SELECT LIST OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS.
The Bride of Messina, with Choruses. able, (see p. 363,) and when he begins to feel By Schiller. Translated by A. Lodge, Esq., its effects, which will soon show themselves, let M. A. him then put on a warm woollen nightcap, and
Tragedies. By Serjeant T. N. Talfourd. flannel socks to his feet; let him have a good fire in his room, (v. p. 390,) put a flannel blanket be
Mesmerism, its History, Phenomena, and tween the sheets, rub himself or herself with a
Practice. coarse towel, and get into bed; then let him or ber Abyssinia. Journals of the Rev. Messrs. place his or her head carefully on the pillow (page Isenberg and Krapf, Missionaries of the 391,) so that it occupies exactly the angle a line Church Missionary Society, drawn from the head to the shoulder would form ;
A Practical Exposition of the Epistle to closing their lips, breathing as much as they can the Philippians, in Twelve Discourses, and through the nostrils; then the lungs are to be left several Sermons on various subjects. By to themselves (p. 80), the patient must depict to him the late Robert Hall. From shorthand self that he sees the breath pass from his nostrils in a continuous stream, and the very instant that he notes. By John Greene. brings his mind to conceive this, apart from all
Aeschyli Eumenides. Recensuit et illusother ideas, (except, we presume, the idea of Dr. travit Jacobus Scholenfield, A. M. Binns's book,) and that instant consciousness and Julian, or Scenes in Judea. By the Au. memory depart, and he no longer wakes, but sleeps. thor of " Letters from Palmyra and Rome." Such, gentle reader, is the sum total of this volume of near 400 pages, and we pledge ourselves that this Fidelity, or a Town to be let unfurnished: is the only part of the whole relating to the subject. a Poem. By G. Hatton. A more profound piece of confident quackery we Selections from the Kur-án. By E. W. never read in our lives.
Lane. Postscript. If a man attempts to think of his wife and children, we must tell him (p. 384) that be will not attain his purpose,-he will only be able to
GERMANY. think of one child at a time ; or if he thinks of the National gallery, he cannot think of the whole build- Ueber die christliche und antichristliche ing, but only of separate parts of it, such as the por: Speculation der Gegenwart. Ein pbilosotico, wings, or perhaps, of Mr. Wilkins, the architect
. Upon these facts is founded, we are told, the phisches Gutachten. Von J. H. Fichte.
Geschichte der protestantischen Dog-
matik von Melancthon bis Schleiermacher. Lehrbuch der Ungarischer Sprache. (Compendium
Von D. Wilh. Herrmann. Leipzig. of the Hungarian Language.) Von J. N. Reméle. Vorbericht zu K. Fr. Krunse’s Vorlesungen Vienna: Tendler and Schaefer. 1843.
über die reine Philosophie der Geschichte. Analyse Ungarischer Classiker. (Analysis of Hun- Von H. K. von Leonhardi. Göttingen. garian Classics.) Von J. N. Reméle. 1842. Haudbuch der Physiologie des Menschen.
Von Job. Müller. 4th, Ed. Berlin. Ungarischer Geschäftsstyl in Beispielen. (Hungarian Commercial style, in eramples.) Von J. N.
Auli Persii Flacci Satirarum liber, cum Reméle. 1843.
Scholiis antiquis et prolegomenis. Edidit
Otto Jahn. Will the English readers, who have just sipped Magyar poetry from Dr. Bowring's translation, feel an inclination to plunge deeper into the literature, now such very inviting books as those of Professor Reméle are before them? We fear not: Mémoires touchant la vie et les Ecrits de though indeed the plan upon which his · Lehrbuch' Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Dame de Bouris constructed, is such as 10 render them extremely billy, Marquise de Sévigné, durant la Rétempting. He does not begin with long tedious rules, but at once introduces the reader to the Hun- gence et la Fronde. Par M. le Baron garian tongue by abundant examples, both of words Walckenaer-Deuxième Partie durant le and sentences, conveying such grammatical infor- Ministère du Cardinal Mazarin et la Jeumation as is not contained in the paradigms by nesse de Louis XIV. Paris. means of notes at the bottom of the page. The • Analysis,' which was published before the "Lehr
Fêtes et Souvenirs du Congrès de Vien. buch,' is not exactly on the same plan; as it is in. ne, 1814, 1815. Par le Comte de la Garde. troduced by grammatical rules shortly stated. The Paris. substance of the work consists of selections from Magyar authors, with an interlinear translation.For. Qu. Review.
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