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214 State of Spanish Literature, from the Madrid Gazette. Political and Philosophical Traveller. (or pictures) of coxcombs; of those men This work contains an account of the affecting to be originals ; of dullness and progress of the arts and the sciences; dif- affectation; and of the tons of high-lite. coveries in the three kingdoms; of nature, Patriotic Discourses," dedicated to the ulages, and customs of various nations, Spaniards, by a lover of that nation, &c.

disposed in the form of dialogues; com« Collecion de Autores Latinis,&c. or, prehending the most celebrated feats, the A Collection of Latin Authors, vol. most honourable successes; the most faby the P.P. DE LAS ESCUELAS DIAS, mous wars ; the most complete victories illustrated with notes, geographical re- gained by the Spaniards and the eulomarks, and passages respecting ancient gium of our warriors, conquerors in the manners, extracted from the Roman his- most bloody battles, &c. torians.

Miscellany,” instructive, curious, and " Adriano en Siria. Adrian in Syria. agreeable--or, Annals of Literature, SciA comedy in three acts, by D. Gasrer ences, and Arts---No. XI. and XII. with ZAVALA Y ZAMORA.

which the 4th vol. is completed; comprePoesias de Gonzales del Orden de S. hending the following subjects; examinaAuguflin. Poems, hy GONZALES, of tion of a passage in Plutarch; on the the order of St. Augustine, 1 vol. 8vo. death of Statira, wife of Darius; intro

Collecion de Poetas Castellcnos,&c. duction to the course of ictyology in the A Collection of the Spanish Poets, by museum of Paris ; premiums of the foD. RAMON FERNANDEZ, vols. 18 and ciety of the Havannah; observations on 19. The former contains the unpub- wounds of the head, and on a machine lished poems of FRANCISCO DE RIOJA to grind chocolate ; transactions of D. Juan de ARGUIJO, BALTHASAR the royal academy of Ireland; of an DE ALCAZAR, with the poetic fragments illness peculiar to children, and but liton painting, by PABLO DE CESPEDES. tle known; an acccount of the labours The latter contains a translation of the of the national institute of France, fince heroic epi : les of Ovid, by MEXIA. its foundation until the year 1996;

« El Viagero Universal o Noticia del letters of Solis-copo, on the works in Mundo Antiguo y Nuevo," &c. The painting and sculpture exposed in the Universal Traveller; or Account of the saloon of the museum of Paris; new World, Ancient and Modern; compiled method of tanning hides, in less than a from the best authors, by D. Pedro month; an account of the plantation of ESTALA, No. 41, which contains a con- spice-trees, by the French in their Ametinuation of the account of Lima, and rican colonies; instruction on the various other provinces of Peru.

kinds of Jesuit's bark, and the different " The Universal Voyager ; or De- use which ought be made of it, according foription of the Ancient and New World." to the complaints, by Dr. Mutis, physiA 'work re-compiled from the best cian in America; White's voyage to voyagers, by Don Pedro Eftala, Pref- Botany Bay; MASCAGNI's letters on byter : the 36th bock, which contains the fynipathetic system; MARMONTEL'S the voyage from Carthagena to Porto- discourse on criticism; maxims of the Hello, Panama, and Guayaquil, with an king of Poland ; defcription of the houle account of every thing remarkable in of correction of Amsterdam, by citizen those countries; with this book con- THOUIN; treatise on silk; a new discocludes the 12th vol.

very of curing the fore-throat with alThe World turned Upwards ; or, miféle, by CHARLES WHITE, English Counter-Truths, dedicated 10 Mankind." surgeon; account of the present state of In this work, (which is an interesting literature in Milay ; poetry; foreign and delicate satire on the prefent cul- books, &c. toms) every class, and state, and condi " Originals of the Spanish Poetry," by tion, that forms society, is noticed--and Don Luis JOSEPH VELASQUEZ, cherepresenting men as thcy are not, it in- valier of the order of St. James, of the dicates ther as they ought to be. It con- royal academies of history-inscriptions tains free strictures upon petits maitres, and belles lettres of Paris, 1 vol. 4to. zd or coxcombs-or meinorandums to be edition, improved with all possible care used for the history of fashion and polite in its typography. This little work, company; in which are serious reflections which may pass for an original of its on the luxury, the fashions and customs, kind, our author being the first person of the present day. It alfo includes va. who has treated on this subject of literary sious tales, and moral and entertaining history--is divided into four parts. In hiitories ; pleasant and satirical portraits


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Spaniss Literature, copied from the Madrid Gazette. 215 the first he examines the true fources tem; on the subject of ancient statues from whence the Spanish poetry is de- transactions of the philosophical society rived, viz. the poetry of the primitive of Philadelphia ; art of writing as quick Spaniards, the Latin, the Arabic, the as speaking ; letters on the works in Provençal or Limousin, the Gallician, the painting and sculpture exposed in the muPortuguese, and the Biscayan. In the feum of Paris ; reflections on commerce ; fecond, the principles, progress, and cure for burns ; sessions of the lyceum ages of the Castilian poetry are described. of the arts in Paris ; criticism on RiIn the third, he examines every thing chardson's "Clarisa;discourse respecting relating to the origin of that poetry, in the mutual dependence of man and woits several particular branches; and in man; premiums of the economical fothe fourth, he treats of other matters ap- ciety of Florence, and that of sciences in pertaining to the Castilian poetry ; such Holland ; discourse respecting the proofs as the collections formed of our poets, the comprehended under the appellation of comments and notes with which their God's judgments; new method of teachworks have been illustrated, the Spanish ing geography; experiments on the solid translations from various foreign poets, tints of European plants ; chymistry.; and the authors who have written in Spa- agriculture; cure for bad humour; menish on the subject of poetry.

thod of rendering leather water-proof; Seleet Poems of 'LOPE DE Vega hittory of two women, who live withcut CARPIO." The name alone fuffices to taking nourishinent, &c. ensure the estimation of this work which is Aphorisms of the Spanish and Latin composed of his best pieces, selected from Letters of the famous Politician ANTONIO among thofe works which he published Pliez, Secretary of State to our Soveboth in his own name, and that of the reign Lord D. Philip the Ild.i vol. in licenciate TOME DE BURGILLOS, pre- 4to. faced by a concise account of the lite of A new and complete Dictionary of the the poet, and a discourse on lyric poetry, Spanish and English Languages :” containor the ancient and modern ode, taken from ing the explanation of the words, their the writings of Marmontel; with some different fignifications, the terms of arts, additions.

, sciences and professions, the construeThe Discernment of Genius for the tion, idioms and proverbs, of each in Arts and Sciences.In this work, lo' particular : the whole drawn from the - useful to literary men, and formerly best authors, and considerably augmenttreated upon bythe celebrated JohnHuarte, ed by the P. MM. Friar THOMAS but wherein he had stared erroneous opi- CONNELLY, of the Dominican order, nions, that rendered it improper for ge- family confeffor to his majesty, and Friar neral perufal, are now discussed in an THOMAS HIGGINS, of the Carmelite admirable stile, and with the obfervations order, family confeffor at the royal feat of the most eminent authors, the various of St. Ildefonso; 2 vols. in large 4to. degrees of genius or talents relative to containing the English before the Spathe liberal or mechanical arts. It is niih: the other two volumes, 'containing evidently proved, that there exists no the Spanish before the English, will be man, however barbarous or dull he may published as speedily as possible. This appear, but who possesses fome talent ca- work, as useful as it is necessary, for pable of improvement, in fome, profef- those who aim at the study and perfect hon or other; and herein is ascertained, knowledge of the English tongue, polexactly, the science or profession which fesses the superiority over every other pubbest applies to each person's particular lication of the kind; for it not only ingenius. And the genius requifite for cludes every word in common use in the theology, philosophy, jurisprudence, me- English language, but likewise the greater dicine, poetry, eloquerce, profane as part of those in the arts and sciences, well as facred, the military art, &c. is ancient as well as modern, with their finally determined ; indicating also the equivalent in Spanish ; so that whoever means of preserving the genius of child- finds himself but tolerably instructed in hood.

the grammatical rules of the said tongue, Infruttive and agreeable Miscellany, will be enabled, by means of this dicor Annals of Literature, Sciences and Arts: tionary, to attain a perfect knowledge of Nos. xiii and xiv, containing, the life of it; and may, even without any other Afpafia ; a fragment, on the unity in assistance, translate into Spanish the beft dramatic poems ; of mineralogy in De English works, however difficult they ma, Pafco, in Peru ; on the lymphatic syf- appear at first sight. MONTHLY MAG. No. XXIX.


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Prints and Descriptions of the Plants of meant, he wrote the treatise here announSpain, and of thoje cultivated in its Gar- ced; wherein he exemplified (or demondens :vol. 4th. the first part by D. ftrated) his sound doctrins, his erudition, ANTONIO JOSEPH CAVANILLEs. In and his criticism. The editor having had this book there are 60 plates, and 71 de no other object in view, but to pay a scriptions of plants, eight of which are compliment to the Prince of Peace, to new kinds. The author has character- "whom this work is dedicated, has endeaized some others, in order to illustrate voured to produce an impression as similar those genera of GAERTNER, named as possible to the Sallust, and has not Sepcopermum, Metrosideros, and Epa- fpared any expence,

also that to which L' HERITIER The following translations into Spanith had given the name of Eucalyptus, have also been announced : and now augmented with some new ipe St. Real's Treatise on Female Beauty, ciis, brought from New Holland : others, from the French. in fine, cultivated in the royal botanical Cato's Diftichs, with the Scholia of garden, prove the rich collection of this Erasmus, translated and enlarged, by D, establishinent; and some observed by the LEON DE ARROYAL. author in the kingdom of Valencia, en Tom Jones, from the English, by rich the flora of this realm.

Fielding. The subscribers to the work intituled, Errors and Prejudices of the Spasmodic « Surgery, foreign, general, and particu- System of Dr. Cullen, demonstrated by lar.This is an original work of D. J. Brown, with a Critical and ApolaJUAN FERNANDEZ DEL VALLE, pro- getic Discourse in honour of medicine, fessor of surgery, and first assistant in ana and particularly the Hippocratic, by Dr. atomy to the royal hospital at this court. JOACHIM SERRANO MANZANO. The faculty, professors of every de Dr. Rowley's Treatise on Diet, transscription, and parochial ministers, will lated by the fáme. find in this work, the decisive result of every cate which common practice pre A complete edition of the works of fents; a requisite not to be found in the the late Sir William Jones, are an, works of Zacchias, Valentini, or Sanchez, nounced, by the authority of the executrix.

66 The secret Life of King Philip II.The pofthumous works of the late Ro, commonly attributed to the ABBe de St. bert Burns, with an account of his life, REAL, but by fome to the celebrated by a gentleman of Liverpool, is anSpaniard, ANTONIO Perez, his secre- nounced for publication, by subscription, tary of state. D. ANTONIO VALLADA at one guinea, for the benefit of his wi, Res is the publisher. To be found in the dow and family, library of Hurtado, street de las Carre

FROM THE ANNALES DE CHIMIE, A Treatise on warlike hercical Forti- Experiments on Platina, by the Count Muffin tude,?? (Esfuerzo,) compoted by the Puschkin, Vice-Presidi nt of the Board af learned PALACIOS Rubios; illustrated Mines, at Petersburgh. with notes and observations by the very 1. On the salts and precipitates of reverend father, Friar FRANCISCO Mo- platina. RALES, Jeronimite monk of the royal The brick-coloured salt obtained by monastery of the Escuriel. The Dr. D. the addition of muriate of ammonia to a Juan Lopez de Palacios Rubios was one solution of platina, is wholly foluble in of the most illustrious fons that the col- water, and depofits, after being boiled, lege of St. Bartholomew of Salamanca a blackish matter, that appears to be ever produced. His well-known litera- either oxide of iron or plumbago, This ture, and profound judgment, obtained falt requires for its perfect solution, behim, among other things, la plaza of the tween eight and nine pounds of water to supreme council of the Indies; and at each ounce: and by repeated solutions the cortes celebrated in the city of Toro and crystallizations, the black matter bein the year 1505, he was elected to com- ing entirely got rid of, small crystals are pose the compendium (or book) of laws; obtained of a fine topaz yellow; forming which, from its excellency and equity, alumniform octaedrons, with or without acquired the first rank among the other an intermediate fix fided prism. The codes of the kingdom. He wrote va alcalis, with difficulty, cause a precipirious works on the civil and canonical tate from the aqueous solution in form of law, His son asking him what fortitude a yellow powder, .



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217 From the liquor remaining after the operation taking up scarcely more than precipitation of the brick-coloured falt, twenty minutes. by ammoniacal muriate, a brownish yel The quantity of mercury being inlow precipitate is obtained by the ad. creased to nine times that of the falt, the dition of pot-ash. This being separated amalgam still continued so tenacious as' by the filter, and mixed with nitric acid, to bear impressions of very delicate seals, in the proportion of half an ounce of acid and to extend perfe&tly well under the to one drachm of the precipitate, forms peitle. Now, as the salt contains only a glutinous mass of a yellow colour, 40 per ct. of platina, it appears that one afterwards assuming the green hue of part of platina is capable of reducing to chrysolite. This jelly exposed to the a firm amalgam 22.5. parts of mercury. blowpipe is converted into a black mat- On covering the surface of the amalgam ter, which is probably platina in a state with water, and rubbing it in a mortar of semi-oxidation.

for the space of about ten minutes, the Urine, both fresh and putrid, precipi- whole of it was converted into black pultates the platina in a saline form, accom verulent oxide of mercury, intermixed panied by a greyifh yellow powder that with extremely brilliant particles of plais probably phosphate of iron.

tina. The same effect was produced on 2. On the amalgam of platina. rubbing it with the finger in the palm To a drachm of the orange coloured falt of the hand: and from further experiof platina, was added an equal quantity ments, it appeared that most metallic of mercury, and the mixture was tritu- substances, and all animal matters decomrated in a glass mortar. In a few mi- pose this amalgam by simple contact. If nutes the colour of the salt was changed to the black oxide thus produced, be to brown and greenish brown. On the added liquid sulphure of ammonia, it is addition of another drachm of mercury, converted, in a few hours, to a substance the platina appeared in the form of a of a dull red colour, not distinguishable grey powder; the third drachm of mer from cinnabar. cury began to amalgamate the platina, [The Analyfis of the other curious me. and when fix drachms were added, the moirs in 71st No. of the " Annales de Chimie, ". amalgamation was complete : the whole to be concluded in our next.]



Enrolled in the Month of February.
N the 30th of January letters pa- tity while only fufpended, than could

tent' were granted to Mr. C. TEN- have been done if it had been diffolved. NANT, of Darnley, near Glasgow, for The oxy-muriat of line thus produced the use of lime, barytes, or itrontian remains in folution, and, after a few earth, instead of an alkali, in the pre- hours rest, may be drawn off clear from paration of a bleaching liquor from the the unsaturated part whith remains at the oxygenated marine acid. The discovery bottom. Mr. T. also adds some common which the patentee claims, is not that the salt to the water of the receiver, to give acid is capable of combining with those it a greater specific gravity, and thus to earths as with an alkali; but in the mode favour the suspenfion of the carth. of applying them. In this proces, the The proportions of the ingredients are acid is to be procured froin manganese as follow :---where the retort is charged in the same apparatus as has been here- · with 30 lbs. of manganese, and the fame tofore used, but the receiver, which is to quantity of sea-lalt and vitriolic acid, the detain the acid, instead of containing an receiver may contain 140 gallons of alkaline ley, is to be filled with quick- water, to which he adds 30 lbs. of coma lime, or either of the other earths, lifted mon falt, and 60 lbs. of quick-lime, fine, and kept in constant motion by an fifted to a fine powder.

This should be agitator of any kind, so long as the acid stirred about as soon as the acid gas bue gas comes over. By keeping the lime gins to come over, and kept in constant thus constantly suspended in the water of agitation during the whole of the diitii. the receiver, it is enabled to be rapidly lation. The liquor thus produced, will saturated with the acid gas, in as com be equal in effect to the faturated alkaline plete a manner as if lime-water had been folution usually employed, and there will employed; and with the capital advan- be a laving of the difference of expence tage of presenting a nauch greater quan- between the time ani aikali.



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THREE Sonatas for the Piano-forte, com- The favourite Overture to the Opera of posed by Muzio Ciumenti. Priee 8s. “ Blue Beard,” as performed at the The

Longman and Broderip. atre Royal Drury-lane, arranged for the Mr. Clementi is frequently 1triking

Piano-Forte, by D. Steibelt. Pricé is. 6d. and forcible in his ideas, but never Itu

Longman and Broderip.

The overture to “ Blue Beard” forms, died the first and great quality in music, effzet, with more success than in fome by Mr. STEIBELT s judicious arrangemovements of the present publication.

ment, a pleasing and improving exercise The first fonata is in C major, and

for the piano-forte. The passages in opens with a movement in common time, general, lie very conveniently for the inAllegro di molto ; the passages of which Arument; and the staccato bars relieve Aow out of each other with much ease and the erpegpio parts, in a style productive of

much effect. tweetness, and exhibit great art in their modulatiôn. The succeeding movement, The favourite Air danced by Mr. and Mrs. an adagio in }, is elegant and finished, LABORIE, in the Ballet of L'Offrande a and the finale beautifully lively. The Therpficare, arranged as a Rondo for the fecond piece is in G major, and com Piano-Forte, by D. Steibelt. Price is. mences with an engaging movement, in

Longman and Broderip. common time, Allegro, followed by a This justly favourite air is here worked movementin the folemn style," in into a highly attractive Rondo. The which we cannot say the author appears happy management of the digreffions with the superiority of talent generally evince great judgment in the above displayed in his compositions; he seem's master, and strongly recommend the to have mistaken heaviness for solemnity, piece. The character and genius of the and baldness for simplicity: the subject piano-forte is well consulted in all the adof the concluding rondo, though trivial, ditional passages, and the whole fo hapis pleasingly handled, and closes the pily blended as to form an agreeable fonata in a masterly_style. The third fonata. piece, which is in D major, opens in

“The Naval Battle and Defeat of the Dutch common time, Allegro, and after a move Fleet, by Admiral Duncan;" a charactement recommended by its striking and

ristic Sonata, for the Piano-Forte, comuncommon effects, leads to an Allegretto posed by 7. L. Duseck. Price 3$. vivace, in 1, the theme of which, though

Corri and Dusseck.

We are still destined to lead our read. it poffefses the theoretical defect of starting on the sixth of the key, is ingenious,

ers into scenes of human Naughter, horand relieved very judiciously by the in

rir, and diffonance-nuch against our troduction of the minor of the originai inclination; but, while the fons of harkey. The finale is particularly intereft- mony are pleased to assume the character ing in its lubject, and is pursued with an

and office of the priests of discord, it beaddress which bespeaks the real master, attend their fanguinary rites. The pre

comes our duty, however painful, to and fixes the attention of the hearer.

fint piece commences with Admiral Dun“ Blue Beard,” a favourite Air in the Pan- can's fignal to his fquadron " to go in

tomime of that name, performed at Drury- pursuit of the Dutch.”. " They hoitt lane Theatre, arranged as a Rondo, for their fails ;'-then “ fet fail."-" The the Piano-Forte, y D. Steibelt. Price is. 6d. enemy's fleet is in view ;''--' a general Longman and Broderip

pursuit by the English-nearly within Mr. Steibelt has bestowed much care gun-thot. - The Dutch endeavour to on this little melody. The additional avcid the English.—The English admiral paffages, with which he has drawn out gives signal for engagement.-Joy and the piece to a length proper for a piano- resolution of the British failors.--Engage forte exercise, are perfectly in character ment.-Admiral Duncan breaks through with the original matter, and are intro- the enemy's line.--The Dutch ships lole duced with much judgment and contriv- fome of their maits ;-- their defeat;- they

We particularly notice the relief strike.---Shouts of victory ---The Britith afforded by the employment of the major admiral gives orders to jail for England. of the key, which at once gives a varied ---The dilabled thips give signals of diftutories to the expreflion, and marks trids. --The naive ai rives in town.-Gethe character of the air.

neral rejoicings." These are the princi



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