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if not, she makes them so by the manner never did the marble legends of the titled in which she works them up. Laun is the dead record a worthier name than that historian of ghost-stories, which have re- with which virtue consecrates the indis. ally occurred, but which have subse tinguished clay of the departed Combe.” quently been found capable of rational These letters are forty-four in number, explanation ; a translation of three or four written in the course of about two years, of his tales bas lately been published by from December 1806, to February 1809; Ackermann. The work is well executed, and their contents remind us of the and affords much wholesome food for the “ Letters 10 Eliza." There is this difover-credulous. Grimm is the collector ference, however, that in Sterne's case of “ Nursery Tales," and as such is well “half the convex world” intruded beknown to the English reader. Lothar has tween the correspondents; while in these, a volume on the plan of Ottmar's, the the parties seem never to have been for most essential difference being its in- two successive days asunder. They are feriority. On the same principle are two warm, affectionate, and filled with assig. volumes of “ Popular Tales," published at nations; but all apparent taint is reEisenach, without the author's name, but moved by the writer's perpetual allusions many of them are exceedingly entertain, to his declining health and lengthened ing. Lebrecht and Tieck are the authors years, and by a strain of moral reflection of many beautiful legends, but they have which runs through the whole. At what generally trusted to their own fancy in period of life the amatory affections of a stead of building themselves on antient mau become purely platonic, we are still traditions. Backzo's legends are some too yonng to determine. Mr. Combe thing in the manner of La Motte Fouqué, was a married man of sixty-seven, and though neither so fanciful nor so original. Marianne (Miss B- ), had just emerged But to detail all the volunies of German from her teens when the platonism began; legend and romance, would be to give a and it appears that some of her relatives bookseller's catalogue; for, not only has supposed that he had acquired a greater Moravia, Silesia, Thuringia, and Austria, influence over her than it became him to each its distinct legends, but every quarter possess." Under such circumstances there of the Harz Mountains, east, west. north. are females (we hope not a few) who and south, has its own exclusive terrors would have hesitated before publishing and, when to these are added the fictions these reiterated pledges of eternal friend. of later writery, the catalogue swells be- ship; but we will not judge harshly: they yond all reasonable limit.

promise profit, and poverty is a bitter In our Magazine for July last, we draught. There is a sillionette portrait of noticed the death, and gave a sketch of Mr. C. fronting the title, and a few po. the life, of WILLIAM COMBE, esq. the etical pieces at the close of the volume, author of the Diaboliad, and various other of which the following may be taken as a satyrical works of temporary fame; and specimen :we have now before us a small posthu.

To Marianne. mous volume, entitled, Letters to Marianne, And shall my gray hairs blend with those which are ascribed to that gentleman,

Which round your youthful beauties flow?

And will you nnrse the blowing rose The book is preceded by a well-written Amid the chill December snow? Advertisenient, containing some eulogistic Say, will you smootb my wrinkled brow memorials of the life of Mr. Combe, and With fond affection's wiuning grace?

And bid the cheerful smile to glow more particularly of its close, which was

Upon my pale and fuded fo 'e ? protracted to the age of eighty-three.

Oh, wlrile I tell of times long past, * In the heaviest hours of his painful en Can you forget the flatt'ring throng? durance," says his friendly biographer,

And will you shou the gay repast, " the estimable female, to whom

To hear me sing my ev'ning song?

ihese letters are addressed, ministered to his

And, when I've past life's feverish hours,

And long have bent to Fate's decree, comfort, and cheered his heart by her un From Pleasure's dome, or Love's gay bow'rs, wearied attentions; which never failed to Say, will you cilst a thought on me? restore him to complacency, if at any time And does a smile the promise give? a transient gloom chanced to gather round

Oh, take then to thy friendly breast,

And in thy bosom let it live, his thoughts, "She was unto him as a "My last affection, but my best. daughter;" and when the world seemed to liave deserted him, and life was fast LIST OF NEW WORKS. receding to its lowest ebb, he confessed and

BIBLIOGRAPHY. rejoiced in the cherishing support of her C. Baldwyn's classed Catalogue of Se. truly filial ministrations." "The present copd hand Books for 1824. 18. little volume,” continnes this kind writer, C. Baldwyn's Catalogue of Portraits, “ is submitted to the readers of his works, Drawings, &c. for illustration. 15. as containing a few of those pearls in Messrs. Underwood's new Catalogne of which was set the gem of an honest heart. Medical Books, comprising modern and This heart is now fast mouldering into approved works in Anatomy, Medicine, dust, within an upsculptared grave; but Surgery, Midwifery, Chemistry, &c. . MONTHLY MAG. No. 388.

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LEVERS of a low and typloid kiud our remedial processes, that fever is a T have proved pretty frequent during state not properly of exhausted, but rather the few past weeks, and in some instances of suspended, power. The school of dethey have assumed an aspect of much ma- bility and stimulation wbich refused to lignity, their types and tendencies varying, recognize this principle has, it is to be however, with circumstances, to a very feared, much to answer for, although it considerable extent; thus serving 10 ren- must be admitted that signal success not der their management, if it may be so seldom attended those plans of treatment said, compound and complicated; and which practitioners now shrink from, to prove the futility of all attempts that under the feeling that their adoption imare made by theorizing pathologists to plies a boldness of conduct unauthosimplify the source and define the seat of rized by principle, and unwarranted by febrile derangement.

experience. The question, indeed, What is fever? À German physician, who some thirty may be replied to by ihe interrogatory years since came amongst ns as an ob- What is it not? The brain, the stomach, server, expressed his astonishment at the the liver, the every-thing, being sometimes frequently happy copsegnences of what engaged with the disordered manifesta. he was pleased to consider and call the tion; while, at other times, the essence of empirical practice of the British. “I the derangement shall run through, as it saw (he says) bark administered in obwere, the whole of the organization, vionsly gastric disorders, and yet the withont any traceable locality, either in patients recovered.” At present, were our the way of cause, or course, or incident, continental friends to visit England, they or consequence.

would find a prevalence of gastricism to In instances where the oppression is their hearts' content; but it is worthy of extreme, and where, notwithstanding, sti. remark, that both then apd now, under mulants are inadmissible, the Reporter the sneers and revilings of our ingenioase has found bis account in administering the Gallic and laborious German rivals, we mineral acids: two or three mivims of have been found 10 meet the intricacies the muriatic acid, with the same quantity of disease with larger success than onr of the pitric, and a dracbm or more of criticising opponents; and, if the battle be syrop of white poppy, will occasionally won, the vanquished may be left to speprove a powerful febrifnge,* checking the culate as they please upon how it ought to tendency to what used to be called have been otherwise. Seriously, it is putrefaction, and supporting without per- matter of self-congratulation, (to what. turbing the oppressed and almost sino- ever cause it may be ascribed, and we are thered energies of the frame ;-oppressed of course willing to set it down to the energies, the writer says, since it is of ready discernment and generalizing good importance to recollect, while instituting sense of our compatriots,) it is matter of

• * Opium is much oftener required than self.congratulation, that the medical prac. it is admissible in fever; poppy even is tice of Britain, even in spite of the oc. too apt to produce congestion in the casional obstacles of a false and mischiebrain, and dispose to constipation of the vons theory, lias ever proved of good bowels ; but it is a fact of much practical report when extensive estimates have importance, that opiates of all kinds are been gone into with a view to ascertam less likely to prove injurious when given comparative results.

in conjunction with acids than when ai. Bedford-row ; DUWINS, M.D. ministered without these guards against Oct. 20, 1823. their deleterious agency. It is likewise Ju the last formidable influenza, the proper to renrark, that opiates and stimu. deaths were in a larger proportion at lants are then the most safe and salutary Paris than at London, although the force in fevers, when the skin is in an open and of the disease was as great in the latter as perspirable state.

in the former city.

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PRICES OF MERCHANDIZE. Sept. 23.

Oct, 24. Cocoa, W. I. common .£4 0 0 to 5 10

0 0 to 5 10 0 per cwt. Coffee, Jamaica, ordinary S 15 0 4 0

3 8 0

S 12

0 do. fine 5 10 0 6 2 5 6 0 6 0 0 do. Mocha 5 0 0 7 10 0

0 0

5 12 0 do. Cotton, W. I. common.. 0 9

0 101 0 0

9 0 0 104 per 1b. Demerara, 0

0 1 14 0 0 11

0 1 14 do. Currants

5

8 0 5 10 0 5 6 0 5 80 per cwt. Figs, Turkey

1 13 0

2 0 0 1 18 0 2 2 0 perchest Flax, Riga

64 0
65 0 0 62 0 0

6300 per ton.
Hemp, Riga, Rhine 41 0 43 0 41 0 0 42 0 0 do.
Hops, new,
Pockets ... 8 8 0 11 11 0 16 0 0 18 0

O per cwt. Sussex, do.

7 10 0 8 10 0 12 12 0 13 13 0 do. Iron, British, Bars 8 10 0 9 0 0 8 10 0 9 0 Pigs

6 0 0 7 0 0 6 0 0 7 0 do. Oil, Lucca 9 0 0 9 100 90 0

9 10

0 25 galls. , Galipoli.

53 0
0 0 0 53 0 0

o per ton. Rags

2 0 6
0 0

0 6

0 0 0 per cwt. Raisins, bloom or jar, new S 10 0 0 0 4 6 0 4 8 0 do. Rice, Patna 0 16 0 0 18 0 0 16 0

0 18 o do. Carolina ....... 1 18 0

1 17

2 1 0 do. Silk, China, raw... 0 16

1
0 18 1 0 16 1

0 18

1 per 1b. Bengal, skein

0 11

0 12 10 0 11 5 0 12 10 do. Spices, Cinnamon

8 0

8 3

7 6 08 0 do. Cloves 0 3 9 4 0 0 39 0

do. Nutmegs 0 3 0 0 0 S 0

0 0 0 do. , Pepper, black.. 0

0 61
0 64 0

6 0 0 62 do.
white.. 0 1 3
1 SA 0 3

1 34 do. Spirits, Brandy, Cogniaco 2 9

3 3 0 2 10

3 4 per gal. Geneva Hollands O 2 i

2 2 0 2 1

2 2 do. Rum, Jamaica

2
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6 do. Sugar, brown...

2 14 0 2 15 0 0 0 2 17. O per cwt. Jamaica, fine

3 0
3 11 0

9 0

3 13 0 do. East India, brown 1 0 0

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1 4 Odo.bond. lump, fine..... 4 3 0

6
3 0

6 0 do. Tallow, town-melted..

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0 6 1 18 0

0 do. Tea, Bohea.... 2 41 02 53 0

2 5% per lb. Hyson, best

0 5 9

6

0.5 9 06 0 do. Wine, Madeira, old .... 20 0 0 70 0 0 20

70 0 () per pipe Port, old

42 0 48 0 0 42 0 0 48 0 0 do. Sherry

20 0 0 50 0 0 20 00 50 0 Premiums of Insurance.-Guernsey or Jersey, 258. a 308.—Cork or Dublin, 258. a 30s. -Belfast, 258. a 30s.-Hambro', 20s, a 508.—Madeira, 20s. a 30s.-Jamaica, 408. a 508.-Greenland, out and home, 6 gs. a 12 gs.

Course of Exchange, Oct, 24.- Amsterdam, 12 9.-Hamburgh, 38 0.–Paris, 26 10. Leghorn, 461.-Lisbon, 58.—Dublin, 94 per cent.

Premiums on Shares and Canals, and Joint Stock Companies, at the Office of Wolfe and Edmonds.-Birmingham, 3151.—Coventry, 11001.- Derby, 1401.-Ellesmere, 631.Grand Surrey, 491.--Grand Union, 191.—Grand Junction, 2641.—Grand Western, 51. — Leeds and Liverpool, 3781. — Leicester, 3201.—Loughbro', 40001. Oxford, 7501.-Trent and Mersey, 21501.-Worcester, 371.-East India Docks, 1451.—London, 1181.-West India, 2051.--Sonthwark BRIDGE, 181.-Strand, hl.-Royal Exchange ASSURANCE, 2701.- Albion, 516.--Globe, 1621.—Gas Light COMPANY, 741. 10s.City Ditto, 1281.

The 3 per Cent. Reduced, on the 27th, were 814; 3 per Cent. Consols, 825; 4 per Cent. Consols, 98%; New 4 per Cent. 102; Bank Stock,

Gold in bars, 31. 178.6d. per oz.-New doubloons, 31, 15s.6d.-Silver in bars, 4s. 11d.

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