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PAINTING FOR THE BLIND.-t is & ertions of Dr. Gall much has been Enerriful dispensation that with per. effected after seven years of patient bous deprived of one of the senses, iprestigation be produced in October those which are left berüme dühly 1834, the Gospel of St. John, in Bensible, and this fáce is especially such a type as reintris the ari of observable in the blind, ofose sense reading an easy task in tire blind. af touch and hearing are almost potit. A short description of this way not rbially acute. Such of or feddlers hè tipăcceptable to our readers. The is bave associated with h!ind peopla letters are ceat in felief; the facility tavuot fail to have fetarkod tre dif. wird wřich Hier cani Hp Sittinguished krence betwren thoge blind from Birily, tlopending ite putrediuinit1 of their
#bo bate betoide soin form feriler than their side. Tho their fouth, ur later in life, thich blind Beiiiselti's in the various 1 236 latter mostly fetdin a feeling of regret stiititions of Great Britain, America for the past. How often must å panig and France, hate beer piviploted in be unkunwingly infilcied ipon these prining, soitie of thimit. . *** Bouka in every casual conversation, be it of the letters are placed in two cases no noire import than the more paus. divided as instial into small squares. ing remark upon the beauty of a In teaching the blind childreu to dis Hower. For they naturally recüt tri thú:uish the letters; it is not usual
time when they could gather to commetice with tlies Girst letters of wers in the briglit suntshire, atid the alphabet, as is the case with those perhaps resember wiit painful preci. #hn tiase their sight, but the difference sion; the form and colour of the last between å full stop atid : comma is they looked upon. We otitselies hate firsi tanight, then the semicolon, and met with an idstatice of this in & front that theý are led on
to the ladỳ who had been deprived of her und ihe mote simple letters, before sight for many years, aud at the time thes are allowed to attempt the cora. willen she was reaping the benefit of pliented forms. They are next tanghe the studies of her early saatlt. We ihe fotination of words and senten. were speaking in her presence of cps. The paper ised for iis kind of some very fine illustratiòn of a Gerà pridtiüg is sinutes then ordinary pala man priem, wheti joining in the cor. për and is silped in the ti for some versätiort, stie Harded some beautiful days to present the edges of the ein. peculiarities beloning to them, thits bossed letters fronti tearing ii, in aroid showing How vividly het mind haid #hich, the ptessure is als moře gra. Hetxited the last impression of night. dual than in the corimon printing
The blltid are indeed deeply in. press. Di, Gall conceited That debted to the efforts of those hinevn. grilar letters would be more easily tent and intelligetit persons who have distingtished thau those of the ordi. euntributed to lessed their depritations nary form, and the resilt easily dis. by this ingetinits. It is well known tinguished than thöge of the ordinary that the first idret of printing letters foriti, and the restilt ptorid the Ent that should be horiziile suggested it. iectness of his idea, a: these mere belf to the Abhe Aaný; the superint. Admirable, and are considered iho tendent of the Joistitution for the bliail nost sitple and längihla. Dr. Giall at Paris, front his observin: a proof vet fairther imurored opinn his first theet which happened to have heen mode bs composing the letters of a printed only on one side, anil con successisn of points, which he fermed sequently the letters appeared at the fruited, so that the paper is almost back in considerable relief. Siore then petfotafed by them. Rooks printed in thant improvements have freent inade this majiner are also exeputed witla in the system, and many books are uteater
and quickuess, thau Non privted under th- direction of eron in common printing, and the Dr. Pigaer. By the benevolent es pages can be impressed tpon both
a question at first and a double soạffe, patting its need whether it would hat be better to ard lacerating its flanks allernately, emples onls capilal ltllers, but this and keeping his deal firm despite all plan was set asi le og account of the ita di sperale plonge-s and viciousness; toin great uniforinity that would have this is the task be has been and resulted, anl broke intended for the is performing. But this is ihre blind are priated in the type usually begaiire gourd, regarld by the French emplosed for polpit Bioles, as well as as a positie evil; and in France es. the tretied furt.
pecially, every species of gormement, The blind pupil is tanglit to feel of national movement, which ledde with the first aod second fingers of got to the end of the cbapter-to tha his ri,bt hand, whilst he keeps the soution, 43 they say there, of ihe line b: is upon with the forefinger of problem of sociels (!) is considered as the len band; the sense of touch is contemptibis futile. Finality is every ordinarily so sensitive in blind persons whers å bjurid, precisely because there that they generally are able to reati is every where an eages bicol presi tapidly after a few lessons vien sie sure towards tinaiiis. Repression cru. their hand is covered with a thick seqnenils is that the eye wants, and glove. - Foreign Quarlerly Revier. Leij Philippe is for the civilized PogITION AND POLITICAL PORTRAIT
Word al present its chief justrumental OP Louis PHILIPPB.- But Louis Phi.
seems to hare heen dispenser. He
raised ep hy Provideuce at this junci lippe, it is said and hoped hy many, is to, stem this tide of the
as ihe greal Represses of tho balioual will, or Father wilfulness; Unfortunately, however, for him. re.
most restless people of the earth. and its edilsings, from under currents, have certainly helped pressimi alone is ipsufficient; with it,
ihere must be prospective oljert, of hiw wonderfully hitherto in damming up or diverting it froin its healing mediate, interesting work to be done,
a solid; sober kind, and much inleri course. But that he will Tot long be
in order to able to continue liis obelructive polier; from the most destrnctive recoil. Bag
guarantee its operation which the character and tendencies of the kingdom have forceil mion him,
the object of Louis l'hilippe, ove in: is greatly to be feared. Such policy dispensable i the peace, securiis, aud from its own nature, can ho bit ceny. prosperity of the world, is to bring
Fraure again, not pomjdallyor by porary. If he had any one of the great influential parties wholl with
constraint, or through feebleness, but
in sound reality, inin iis old family him, he might be able to adopt some
relations with the other states of Eu. following out system. But he does
ropa. And in this oluject he has ne ont possess this advantage. Eten Guizot, Soult, Molé, and French con.
single,,. whole hearted adherenis.
is un French. it looks like a cool servatives in general, are than half with him. From fear, more proposal to the nation is score met
ibe last ball century of its debuities than from conviction, they support the
-10 abolish it, to soie it into hott, throne. The King, therefore, seems
existence-and to stanil alone. To the great body tury! fuller, more impressed with
such a half cegof Frenchmen he has the aspect of an anti-national
Up to this apocalyptic ineanings, wore impreg time, onu labour, and a most ardul nated with the future than all the one it is, has solely engaged Louis Philippe will not succeed in
centuries preceding. We predict that him. He goes aud feels the evil wirk. Ings of the democratic principle; and believe, to persist in it, when it may
his design; nor is he A man, we to subilue this principle, not by deny. ing it, but by riding it as a breaker in become (as it will, if not abandoned would a wild horse, with sharp spors
sooner or later) dangerously hopeless, - Blackwood's Magazine,
ERRATUM :-No. 11, Page 502, Line 6, for “moved" read “covered."
PRINTED AT TAE HERALD PRES8.
We are glad to perceire by our most recent advices from England, that the subscriptions opened for the purpose of providing a fund for the endowment of additional Bishoprics in the Colonies have already amonnted to mpwards of £30,CCO!! Of this sum £10,000 were given by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, £5,000 by the Soriety for the Propogation of the Gospel and £9,000 by Her Majesty the Queen Dowager. It is stated that Lord Jobn Russell has requested the Archbishop of Canterbury to nominate fit persons for these new Bishopries which his Grace has conseuled to do.
We notice the publicatior, by Allen & Co. of Leadenhall Street, of a “ Hand Book for the Indian Traveller," wbich we
should imagine will prove a great desideratim to the many who now take their way outwards and bi mewarils to and from the “ Pearly East." It gives an account of a journey periormed from Calcutta by the Ganges, the Himalayas, the Rivers Sutledge and Indus, Bombay and Egypt : it also contains many useful bints to travellers to all the three Presidencies, none of whom, we think, should be without this travelling acquisition.
A Mr. Grant has invented a new description of fuel, which is stated to possess great superiority over any other kind of fuel buil in respect to cheapuess and rapidity of getting up the steam of steam-enginer. The Lords of the Admirality have taken Mr. G. by the hand, given orders that his med be used exclusively in all Government engines and reserved to themselves the right of granito ing licenses for the use of this novel 1nel. This looks rather like monopoly, and we hope the inventor has taken care of his own interests.
Miss Mariinean has commenced a series of Tales on popular siljects which appear Qumerly onder the title of “ The Playfellow." The first called “ Settler at Home" will be followed by “ The Peasant and the Prince."
Prince Albert bas ordered that an annual prize of £50 be given in his namic 10 a big at Eiun the most dis:inguished in modern languages.
Ja tbe theatrical and musicial worlds at home there has been cousiderable activity. Both the German and Italian Companies have been perlorming 10 crowded lionses : ceveral new singers have marle their appearance, amongst the Germans we may notice one, Tichatschek, a tenor, said to possess a very sweet and powerful voice.
The summer concerts appear to
have been well got up and equally well attended. The most prominent those given by Ernesti Grisi, Madame Dulcken, Mademoiselle Os. terguard, and the Misses Bicaitarst.
Covent Garden Theatre
June 2d after a most brilliant season of 220 nights. The managers of his Theatre deserve much praise, we think, for the steady manner in which they bave supported Shakespeare.
We incar that ibe Maibews's have laken a fresh lease of three years for the " Garden," ibis looks like business.
Charles Kean has been drawing large audiences to the Haymare ket Theatre where he is going the round of his most popular cha: l'auters. Sheridan Knowles is said to be busily engaged in the completion of unutter“ Play."
In one of the most recent London Journals re find the followe ing instance of Ingenuity :
"In the window of a watch-maker opposite the Eastern Insti. tucion, Comwercial-road East, is exbibited a miniature working model of a sem engine. This unique piece of mechanism is the production of a young man totally unacquainted with the iniproved principles of steam power. The engine, however, has been admired by some of the best working engineers of the day, and weighs something less than half an ounce; the engine, boiler, and appurtevances weigh together an ounce and a quarter. The boiler is healed and the steain generated, from common water, by means ol a spirit lamp. The engine will work with a single charge of water for nearly half an hour, and with a velocity equal to five hundred revolutions in a minule. The wbole machine may be deposited in a good sized pill-bux."
Mr. Murray bas published the following very interesting works: Travels in Crete. By Robert Pashley, A. M. The second volume of Letters from Italy to a younger sister. By Catherine Taylor. A residence among ihe Nestorian Cbristians of Oordomia and Koordistan By Asahal Grant, M. D. The Canalive Induerce of Climate. By Sir James Clark.
Mr. Bentley announces the following novelties :- The Queen's prisoner. By Miss Costello. The History of Duelling. By Dr. Millinger. The Lover and the Husband. By Mrs. Gore, and The Marrying Man. There are also published Joseph Rushbrook, or the Peacher. By l'aplain Marryalt. Sketches in Erris and Tyrawly. The Physiology of Vision. By W. Mackenzie, N. D. The Wye and it's associations. By Leileh Ritchie. Amusements in High Life. By a Lady. The Secret Foe. By Niss E. Pickering. •A Winter in the Azores and a Summ r at the Baths of The Furnas. By R. and 11. Buller. Christian Institutes. By Christopher Wordsworth, D. D. Three years iu Persia aud Kuur. dislun, By George Fowler.