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ARALYSIS OF HAILSTONES.-M. Girar- Glass TAPESTRY.--Two specimens of din, in a letter to M. Arago, gives the re- this new manufacture were exbibited sults of the analysis, which he has at the Marquis of Northampton's last made of hailstones, collected in the soirée. They were rich silk curtajus, month of February last, It appears, having all the
appearance of being from this paper, that hailstones contain inwoven in gold and silver in most a considerable portion of organised and gorgeous patterns of arabesque. They azotized waiter, and a sensible quan- looked and felt esactly like the most tity of lime and sulphuric acid. The splendid hangings of the Louis Quaexperiments of chemişts hare before torze taste; but their cost is a mere proved, that rain water, in fallivg through tritie in comparison, for the gold and the atmosphere, carries with it in solu- silver are merely woven glass.- Me. tion to the earth, amoniacal salts, chanic's Magazine. culcareous salts, and a flocky matter, which is, without doubt, the orig o of
NEW ALLOYS OF METALS. A curious the deleterious principles which are and valuable discorery has just beer designated by the terin ruis ruata.
made in the alloy of nietals. A Hitherto, however, no one has stated manufacturer of Paris has invented a the existence of this organic matter composition much less oxidable than in hailstones.- Dearden's Miscellany. silver, and which will not melt at less
than a heat treble that which silver From the caler.dar of the prisoners will bear; the cost of it is less than to be tried at the Salford Hundred
Another improvement sessions, it appears there are 127 per. is in steel; an Englishman at Brusinns charged with felony: of whom 53 sels has discorered a mode of casting have received no education ; 35 can read iron so that it flows from the farnace imperfectly ; 34 can read and write imperfectly; and only three can read and pure steel, better than the best cast
steel in England and almost equal to write well. There are twenty-two persons
that wbich has undergone the process charged with misdemeanours, of whom
of beating, only costing a farthing per eight can neither read nor write; seveni
pound more than cast iron.-Mining can read imperfectly; six can read and
Jourrial. write imperfectly; and only one read and write well.
NOVEL RAILWAT.-M. Fotard has LITERARY NOVELTIES.-A
suinmer proposed to the French Academy of amongst the Bocages and the Vines. By Sciences a plan to make certain narrow Miss L. S. Costello. The Arabs in Spain. and rapid streams of water drive weights An historical romance. Sketches of upwards towards their source.
He proCountry Life. By one of the Old School. poses to have rails laid on each side The African Slave Trade and its Re. of the canal or stream and the axle of medy. By T. F. Burton Esq. Tippoo
a carriage (striding we suppose the Sultaan: an historical romance. By canal) to be the axle of a water-wheel Capt. M. Taylor. Memoirs of the Riglit having curved paddles like those pro. Hon. Warren Hastings. By the Rev. posed by M. Poncelet, which the rater G. R. Gleig. The History of Duels acting on, will drive upwards and of course and Duelling. By Dr. Millingen. Say- force the carriage forward.–Atlas. ings and Doings of Sam Slick: third series. The Man at Arms. By G. P. R. James, Esq.
FIRST LOVE.-Scarce one person out corruptions of the great, gifted with a of twenty marries bis first love, and lofty spirit, a strong mind, and ambiscarce one out of twenty of the re- tious of true glory, Lafayette felt dis. mainder has cause to rejoice at haring gust for the frivolities of the court and done so. What we love in those early the pedantic discipline of the army. days is generally rather a fanciful crea- Lafayette, almost alone, maintained tion of our own than a reality. We his opinions, demanded the Elats G:build statues of snow, and weep when néraux, promoted the union of all class's they melt. -Sir W. Scott.
of the people, and was appointed as a “The poets,” says the Buffalo Jour- recompense, Commander-in-Chief of the nal, “ are not all dead," and give this National Guard. Lafayette was example :- The Niles ( Michigan) In- one to abuse power: with an equanimity telligencer publishes a call for a meeting of temper, a lofty spirit and an invaof the citizens to repair a “Corduroy' riably disinterested conduct, he road near that place, and compels the peculiarly fitted for the part allotted muses to second the call in the follow him, that of seeing the laws executed. ing stanza:
Adored by the troops without having Those who wonld travel it,
won them by victories ; full of calm. Should turn out and gravel it,
ness and sagacity amidst the excite
ment of the populace, he maintained For now it's not passable,
order with indefatigable vigilence. Those Noteren jackassable.'
who found him incorruptible, attacked WHEN TO LEAVE OFF.-It is the stand. his abilities because they dared not grd complaint against jokers, and whist. asperse his character. He was not to players, and children, whether playing or be deceived as to events or persons crying—that they “never know when knew how to value the court and the to leave off." It is a common charge heads of parties, protected them at the against English winters and flanuel peril of his life without esteeming them, Waistcoats-it is occasionally hinted of and often struggled against factions withrich and elderly relations-it is con- out hope, but with the coustancy of a stantly said of snufftakers, and gentlemen man who will never abandon the pubwho enjoy a good glass of wine, that lic good even when he despairs of they “ do not know when to leave off." it."- Hist: de la Revol: Francaise-Par It is the fault oftenest found with cer- M. Thiers. tain preachers, sundry poets, and all prosers, scolds, Parliamentary orators, List of Books translated and pub. superannuated story-tellers, she-gossips, lished in Ceylon under the Dutch Gomorning-calls, and some leave-takers, vernment for promoting Christian Knox. “ that they do not know when to leave ledge among the Heathens. off." It is insinuated as to gowns and
I. coats, of which waiting men and wait. ing women have the reversion. It is
In Singhalese. the characteristic of a Change-alley
1. The New Testament translated into speculator-of a beaten boxer-of a builder's row, with his name attached Singhalese by the Rev. Messrs. J P. to it-nf Hollando-Belgic protocols-of
Witzelius and H. Philips and printed
at the Government Printing office, An. German metaphysics--of works in num
1776. bers-of buyers and sellers on credit of a theatrical cadence-of a shocking 2. The Old Testament in Singhaleso bad hat--and of the Gentleman's Maga- by the Rev. H. Philips of which tho zine, that they “do not know when to 5 books of Moses were printed. leave off.” A romp--all Murphy's frost, showers, storms and hurricanes-and 3 The Confession of Faith translated the Wandering Jew are in the same by Rev. J. P. Witzelius and printed predicament.--Heod's Comic Anual. An, 1742.
LAFAYETTE.- Descended from an anci- 4. “ A short plan of the Doctrine of ent and honorable family which bad pre. truth unto golliness" translated by Rev. served its original simplicity amidst the J. P. Witzelius, printed An. 1741.
5. Ritual hook printed 1744.
4. The Liturgy, by P. De Melho, 6. Select Sermons of the Rev. W. printed 1760. Konyn printed 1746.
5. The Heidelberg Catechism, by Rev.
S. A. Bronsveld, printed An. 1763. 7. A new edition of the same in 1753. 8. The Heidelberg Catechism trans.
6. An abridgement of the Heidelberg lated by Rev. W. Konyn printed An.
Catechism, printed 1761. 1780.
7. Meditation and Prayers of Da 9. Que stious and Answers about the Mullin and Drellingcourt, translated true doctrine of the Christian Religion into Tamul, by J. Franciscua, printed for the use of Schools, in 4 parts, to 1778. which are annexed a few prayers, by
8. Doctrine of the truth, by David the Rev. H. Philips-edit. 1780.
De Kribbe. 10. Part of the Psalm of David in Rhyme, by the Rev. A. Bronsveld- daatje and P.J. Toutor, printed An. 1789.
9. The same work by Rev. M. J. Onedii. 1785.
10. Catechism for children in Tamul, 11. Singha’ese Grammar, by the Rer. H. Philips and printed by Government by the Rev. S. A. Bronsveld, printed
An. 1773. authority. II.
ll. Triumph of the truth, by the Rev. In Tamul.-Printed at the Colombo De Melho, printed An. 1773. Government Printing Office.
12. History ofthe Old Testament, print
ed 1753. 1. The Old Testament for the Tamul Congregations printed An. 1790.
13. History of the New Testament, 2. The New Testament translated printed 1785. by several Clergymen and Proponents 14. An abridged history of Christianity printed An. 1759.
1787. 3. Selections from the Psalms of Da. 15. A refutation of the chief errors vid and other Hymns, by the Rev. P. Do of the Roman Catholics 1773. Melho, printed An. 1755.
There spake the sage and patriot! Noble Roman!
Catiline, or the Roman Conspiracy) Ertracts from Periodicals
nature was brave
A CRASE, The dreary and fast-darkening so much beneath them, and their hor, waste had now opened upon them in all ses' feet sank so deeply in the plashy Its horrors. Far as the guze could reach bog, that Viviana demanded, in a tono appeared an immense expanse, flat al: of some uneasiness if he was sure he most as the surface of the ocean, and had taken the right course ? unmarked, so far as could be discerned in that doubtful light, by any
“ If I had not,” replied Humphrey trace of human footstep, or habitation. Chetham, “we should ere this have It was a stern and sombre prospect, found our way to the bottom of the and calculated to inspire terror in the
morass." stoutest bosom. What effect it pro. As he spoke, a floundering plunge, duced on Viviana may be easily con. accompanied by a horrible and quickly. jectured. But her
stifled cry, told that one of their pur. and enduring, and, though she trem. suers had perished in endeavouring to bled so violently as scarcely to be able follow them. to keep her seat, she gave no utter. ance to her fears. They were
“ One poor wretch is gone to his skirting that part of the morass, since account,” observed Viviana, in a tone denominated, from the unfortunate spe
of commiseration. “ Have a care! calation already alluded to, “ Roscue's have a care, Master Chetham, lest you Improvements. This
the share the same fate." worst and most dangerous portion of “ If I can
save you, I care not the whole moss. Soft, slabby, and un- what becomes of me," replied the young substantial, its treacherous beds scarcely merchant. “ Since I can never hope offered secure footing to the heron that alighted on them. The ground less in my eyes.”
to posess you, life bas become valueshook beneath the fugitives as they hur. ried past the edge of the groaning and
“ Quicken your pace, Master Che. quivering marsh. The plover, scared tham," shouted Guy Fawkes, who from its nest, uttored its peculiar and brought up the roar. “Our pursuers plaintive cry; the bittern
have discovered the track, and other night-fowl poured forth their dole- making towards us." ful notes; and the bull.frog added its
“ Let them do so," replied the young deep croak to the ominous concert. Be.
mercbant. hind thein came the thundering tramp ther injury."
“ They can do us no far. and loud shouts of their pursuers. Guy Fawkes had judged correctly.
" That is false!" cried the voice Before they reached Baysnape the of a soldier from behind. And as the moon bad withdrawn behind a rack words were uttered a shot was fired, of clouds, and it had become profound. which, though aimed against Chetham, ly dark. Arrived at this point, Hum. took effect upon his steed. The anipbrey Chetham called to them to turn mal staggered, and his rider had only off to the right.
time to slide from his back when he
reeled off the path, and was iugulfed “ Follow singly," he said, " and do in the marsh.
& hair's breadth fron the path. The sligbtest deviation will be Hearing the plunge of the steed, fatal. Do you, sir," he added to the the man fancied he had hit his mark, priest, “ mount behind Guy Fawkes, and hallooed in an exulting voice to and let Miss Radcliffe come next af- his companions. But his triumph was ter me. If I should miss my way, of short duration. A ball from the do not stir for your life."
petronal of Guy Fawkes pierced his The transfer effected, the fugitives brain, and dropping from his saddle, turned off to the right, and proceeded he sank, together with bis borse, which at a cautious pace along a narrow and he dragged along with him into the shaking path. The ground trembled quagmire.
Fou on foot."
“Waste no more shot," cried Hum- 100 parts of the juice of the sugarphrey Chetham; “the swainp cane,
it exists when introduced tight our battles for us. Though I into the boilers, contain 21 per cent. grieve for the loss of my faithful of sugar, while that of beet-root poshorse, I may be better able to guide sesses scarcely 10 per cent.; the cave
itself containing 90 per cent. of juice. With this he seized Viviana's bri. According to Peligot, the sugar boil. dle, and drew her steed along at a
ers in France extracı 5 per cent. of quick
sugar from the juice of the beetroot, pace, but with
the greatest caution.-Guy Fawkes, from Bentley's the product of the juice, of the sugar
that is, one-half, while in Martinique Miscelluny, March 1840.
cane by the usual process is only On the 1st of June 1793, Lord from 6 to 8 per cent, or about oneHowe's ship, the Queen Charlotte, is third of the actual quantity of sugar stated by the French accounts to hare existing in tbe juice. He endeavours. killed 100 men on board the French
to prove that this loss depends upon Admiral's three-deeker by a single the unscientific method of conducting raking broadside. At the battle of the process. The apparatus consists, the Nile, the Orion serenty-four sunk of a series of boilers heated by the the French frigade Serieuse by a sin. same fire. The juice is first introgle broadside. At the battle of Tra. duced into the boiler which is most falgar, Lord Collingwood, in the Roy, distant from the fire, and which is al Sovereign, poured into the Spanish consequently the coolest; from thence first-rate Santa Anna a raking broad- it is conveyed into the remainder of side, which alone, by the admission the series, and is thus exposed to a of ihe Spanish officers, killed and gradual measure of temperature, in wounded nearly 400 of the crew, and proportion to the concentration. Now disabled fourteen of her guus. The fermentation most readily takes place. first broadside which the Victory fired at a temperature of between 80 9 and into the French admiral's stern 100, while it ceases to go
on in the same occasion, was of an equ- fluids heated to the temperature of ally destructive character. It was sta- 140 ° or 160. The object therefore ted by M. Villeneuve himself to have should be to raise the temperature at disabled 400 Frenchmen, dismounted once above this point; and not to twenty-one guns, and rendered the ship elevate it too high, because such a nearly defenceless during the rest of proceeding will be apt to produce a the action.--Edinburgh Revieu, April greater quantity of molasses. Much 1840.
loss is also sustained in the extrac. Suggested Improvement in the Ma. tion of the juice by the mills: from
100ib. of cane 501b. of juice are only mufacture of Sugar.-M. Peligot, who has lately examined the process for extracted, while the cane contains 90, making sugar adopted in 'Matinique, per cent. Peligot advises that after which however is not considered so
the cane is passed through the mille economical as that employed in the it should be plunged into boiling waBritish islands, has suggested sereral ter, in order to undergo a second improvements. He has found that compression, - Athena um.