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Original Poetry, by Mr. Surr.

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Yield, slender BAETAN! thy speck of death,

LINES And nestle in a bofom of despair !*

Addressed to a Friend on bis Marriage. Ye Locusts! failing through the darken'd

By T. S. SURR. skies,

TO pour sweet consolation o'er the soul, Whose rushing clouds a torrent's fall resound,

When fickness faddens, and when griefs Ye faithful messengers of fate! arise,

controul; And pour your in's TANT-DESOLATION

To soothe the anguish of a sorrowing heart, round.t

O gen’rous friendship, is thy nobler part !

Whose chearing smiles beam round amiction's Behold th' unshadow'd land, the burning

bed, plain;

When sun-fhine parasites avert the head. The bitter wave deliriously I taste; From Earth to Heav'n, the PILLAR'D

Yet is not friendship fad--but joyous glows SANDS attain,

At ev'ry boon a brighter fate bestows; They move, and HORROR

Exults to view prosperity descend, througlı the waste.s

And shares each rapture that inspires a friend! I laugh when Suns their torrid anger send, Go then, my muse, and let thine artless lay And my blood drops--a red flow'r on the

Tell the delights that in my bosom play; thorn!

The joy sincere that animates my breast, Patient too long, to each seducing friend,

Whilst my heart whispers, that my friend is

bleit.
NAKED SWORD-the theath is
worn | !

When in imagination I survey,
All space illumin’d by the solar ray,

And gaze with all the vigour of the mind, ftinct even teaches the brutes to incline their In search of happiness I seldom find; heads to the ground, on these occasions." Sometimes I catch a glimpse of her fair face,

Niebuhr's Travels in Arabia. Sometimes her fleeting, fairy stootsteps trace, * " In Arabia the only formidable serpent Till soon th' enchanting vision disappears, is the BAETAN, i small creature, spotted Obscur’d by crimes, by sorrows, or by fears. black and white; its šite is instant death; and

Ne'er did I meet her in the gilded halls, the dead body is swelled by the poison in a

Where mimick pleasure holds her nightly very extraordinary manner.”

balls; † The swarms of these Locusts darken the air, and appear at a distance like clouds of Ne’er caught her liftning to the rude, loud smoke. The noise they make in flying is

peals frightful and stunning like that of a water-fall

. Ne'er trae'd her footsteps on the crimson

Of midnight revelry, where reason reels; When such a swarm falls upon a field, it is

plain, wasted, and despoiled of its verdure.

Where mad ambition counts its thousands I One of the sufferings of a traveller in the

Nain; desert, is, when the thirst rages almost to

Nor e'er beheld her, av’rice, at thy door, madness, and a well is discovered, the waters are often too bitter to be drank. Collins, in his

With all thy riches, poorest of the poor ! Oriental Eclogues, omitted, or knew not, this Such haunts the shuns-nor ever deigns to aggravation of sorrow his Camel-driver says, stray,

Save where her parent, virtue, points the Béthink thee, Hassan, where shall THIRST

way. assuage When fails this cruise, his unrelenting rage.

Shuns the high road of folly, noise, and strife,

Seeks the smooth paths of calm, domeitic § Bruce, in the desert, has afforded a very

life. sublime description of " a number of prodigi- There oft she tarries—there she loves to rest, ous pillars of sand, at times moving with great Where fond embraces warm the constant celerity, at others stalking on with a majestic

breast. fernness. Their tops reaching the very clouds Such happiness is ***'s—and may the pow's Our people became desperate. Ismael pro That gave, preserve it to his latest hour. nounced it to be hell, the Tucorories that the

From the bless’d spot, he e'er may call his world was on fire, and the Greeks shrieking said it was the Day of Judgment.”-Thefe May no ambition tempt his heart to roam! imoving pillars of sand pursued the travellers May the word “HOME," with magic sound sometimes in bodies. Nature has rarely fur

impart nished an object more terrific and fublime.

A spell to warm, or tranquillize his heart! Milton wanted fuch a living image of human

In her he loves, may he for ever trace destruction.

Some new-found charm-some undiscover'd Il “ Far removed from friends, poor and grace ; solitary,

Blessing and blessid, may 'Hymen's fetters Like a naked sword, without a sheath.”

prove,
Richardson's Arabic Grammar. The willing bondage of increasing love.

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Reading rooms, as well as parochial and esteemed works of the late Sir reading societies, are rapidly extending WILLIAM Jones, is in the press, and themfelves in every part of the kingdom. will be published early in the winter, The idea of a popular reading-room, by Messrs. Robinson, in four volumes, suggested in our first number, has been quarto.

adopted in several places in London ; we An English translation, in three vo hear of a similar establishinent in Edinlumes, of the long expected voyage of burgh, on a larger scale, under the conLA Perouse round the world, which duct of Mr. ELLIOTT, bookseller. Our has just made its appearance at Paris, opinion of the great utility of these instiunder the auspices of the French govern- tutions, will induce us at all times to ment, is announced for publication in mention their establishinent with respect. London, about the end of June. A work Mr. Dyer is engaged in printing his more interesting to the geographer, astro. Poetical Works, in three volumes, 'ocnomer, naturalist, and general reader, One volume is nearly printed off, has seldom claimed the attention of the and the whole will be ready for delivery public.

to subcribers, by January 1799. They The Abbé GAULTIER has lately pub- consist of descriptive poems ; odes sacred lished in London, the first part of his to freedom, love, and benovelence; transreadings for the use of children of differ lations, fatires, and epistles. The poent ages; the second course, containing ems will be accompanied with critical efa pleasant introduction to a knowledge of fays. A few only of the poems have been the principles of grammar, is in the press. printed before, and those will appear in The Academy of Inscriptions and Belles the present collection with material altera. Lettres, at Paris, expressed its marked tions. approbation of the Abbé's plan so long Mr. JONES, Unitarian Minister, at since as the year 1787.

Plymouth, is now preparing, and will A second edition of Dr. Rollo's work foon tend to the press, a work in one voon the diabetes mellitus, and the results lume, octavo, bearing the following title, of the trials of various acids and other “ The Forgers of the Miraculous Consubstances, in the treatment of the lues ception of Mary; the Deification of Jesus, venerea, further illustrated by additional and of the Sybilline Oracles; together fasts, is preparing for the press.

with the Opposition made to thefe DocThe increased attention to foreign lite- trines, by the Apostles, brought to light rature in this island, is evinced by the re from Josephus, being a Convert and an spectable patronage afforded to the German Apologilt; and also from an Allegorical circulating library, established a few History of the Corrup:ion of Christian, years since in London; the proprietor of ity, by a renowned Apoftate in the second which, from an original stock of 70 vols. Century, and from various other ancient has lately been enabled to encrease it to Authors, Jewish, Pagan, and Christian.” 2000, in all branches of learning.

Dr. DUNCAN, junior, has for some Mr. MALONE's edition of " Dryden's time lieen employed in preparing for the Prose Works,” is in great forwardness for preís a translation of the History of Mepublication, and will confiit of three large divine,” by Kurt SPRENGEL. To write volumes. The profe of Dryden is widely a history of that science, it was necessary scattered

among his numerous poetic and to collet, and bring under proper points dramatic pieces, some of which are rarely of view, tle facts, which are scattered in to be met with, even among the libraries a thousand works; to read the writers of of the curious. A complete collection each age and nation in the original; to has, therefore, been a literary delidera- enter into the spirit of the times when tum, and many of our readers will be they wrote; and to study the history of pieased to learn that the task has fallen society, and the sciences, wherever they into such able hands.

were connected with medicine: all this The Rev. HENRY KETT, A. M. Profeffor SPRENGEL is said to have acAuthor of Bampton Lectures, 1792," complished. and of " Juvenile Poems, 1793," has Dr. JOHN HILL, profeffor of humanity nearly completed a work on proprecy. in the university of Edinburgh, is un..

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American Literary and Philosophical Intelligence. 377 derstood to have been long engaged in zine; and that every new fact of consethe composition of a very important work, quence will, through its medium, be reon the Synonima of the Latin Tongue; gularly presented to the European world. of which an admirable specimen appeared A new medical association has lately in a late volume of the Philosophical been formed in Philadelphia, whose more Transactions of Edinburgh.

particular object is to inquire into and Dr. ADAM SMITH's work upon the elucidate the history and nature of pesti« Wealth of Nations, with the Life of the lential diseases ; without excluding attenAuthor," by Mr. Dugald Stuart, have tion to other subordinate objects. This been recently translated into the Spanish association, which takes the name of The language, and in this form published at Medical Academy of Philadelphia, design to Madrid.

publish the result of their labours periodiAn excellent Spanish translation of the cally. Their publications, it is expected, lectures of Dr. Hugh BLAIR, on Rheto- will consist of a semi-annual octavo voric and Belles Lettres, has been executed lume. at Madrid, and is now

the press.

Dr. Rush is preparing for publication, The Agricultural Survey of Perth a fifth volume of his " Inquiries and Ob shire, by Dr. ROBERTSON, of Callan- servations." This volume is to contain der, is in the press, and will speedily be two differtations on the gout, and on difpublished.

eates of the mind, also a history of the A very valuable work, to be conducted yellow fever for 1797. by Doctors MITCHELL, Miller and Dr. BARTON designs to publish a MeSMITH, has lately made its appearance moir on the Bronchocele, or on Goitres, as at New-York, under the title of the observed in the State of New-York. He « Medical Repository.” Judging from the has also in the press, a Journal of a contents of the three firit Numbers, we Tour through part of the States of Newconceive it will prove no less useful in the York and Pennsylvania." United States, than valuable to the world

Dri JOHN BRICKELL, of Savannah, at large. A publication more judiciously in a letter addressed to the select-men of planned, and more ably executed, has Boston, has announced the following fucseldom been presented to the public; and cessful method of preventing the bad efthe good wishes of every friend of science fects of the bite of a mad dog. His mewill attend its enlightened editors. The thod is to wash the bitten part with 20 or work is classed under the following gene- 30 kettles full of water, poured from the ral heads :

spout of the kettles, or a mug; and after1. Accurate and succinct accounts of the wards to burn the wound as deep as the general diseases which have formerly prevailed bite has penetrated, with the end of a in any part of the United States.

case knife, or any other iron made nearly 2. Ureful histories of particular cases. red-hot. The washing is intended to

3. Histories of such complaints of pro- carry away, from in and about the fesional men, mechanics, manufacturers, &c. wound, the saliva; and the burning is inas appear to originate from their peculiar ema ployments, or the materials with, or about This remedy, he observes, has often been

tended to extirpate any infe led part. which they are employed. 4. New methods of curing diseases.

applied in Georgia, without once failing. 5. Accounts of new discovered or applied

The following well attested fact, reremedies, in rare, or hitherto incurable dif- lative to the faculty called instinct of eases.

animals, is recorded in the third number 6. Extracts from rare, printed or manu of the American “ Medical Repository.script works, illustrative of the nature and A wren had built her neit in a box, ia cure of such diseases as now prevail in the situated that a family had an opportunity United States.

to observe the mother-bird instruct the 7. Interesting information, relative to the

young ones in the art of singing, peculiar minerals, plants, and animals of America,

to their species.

166 She fixed herself on 8. American medical biography.

one side of the opening in the box, directly 9. Accounts of former American medical publications.

before her young, and began by singing 10. Reviews of new American medical pub- over her whole fong, very diftinctly. One lications.

of the young then attempted to imitate 11. Medical news.

her. After proceeding ihrough a few It will perhaps be unnecesiury to re notes, his voice broke, and he lost the mark, thai to valuable a source of origin tune.

The mother immediately recomnal information will be constantly resorted menced where he had failed, and went tu by the Editors of the Monthly Maga. very distinctly through with the remain

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Use of Gypsum as a Manure. der. The young bird made a second at- most grasses; though it did not appear to tempt, commencing where he had ceased do any good to winter grain. It is good before, and continued the song as long as for all leguminous plants, buck-wheat, he was able, and when he lost the note fax, hemp, rape, and oily-feeded plants; again, the mother began anew, where he most products of the kitchen-garden, and stopped, and completed it. Then he re- for fruit-trees; as well as for oats and fumed the tune, and finished it. This barley, when sprinkled at fowing time on done, the mother fang over the whole se the wetted feeds. Sowed at all times of ries of notes a second time, with great

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year, it answers well; if ítrewed over precision; and a second of the young at

the land at any time from the beginning tempted to follow her. With him, she of February to the middle of April, it pursued the same course as with the first; should be sowed in misty weather, to and fo with the third and fourth. It avoid the loss of having it blown away sometimes happened, that the young would with the winds, if sown in a dry time. lose the tune, three, four, or more times, Some do not fow it until vegetation be. in the same attempt; in which cale, the gins, though it will have an effect if mother uniformly began where they lowed at any season. As to quantity of cealed, and sang the remaining notes; produce by the acre, as much is procured and when each had completed his ,trial, froin gypsuin as from any other manure; the repeated the whole strain. Sometimes the hay is better than that produced by two of the young commenced together. dung; the cattle walte less of it, and if The mother observed the fame conduct the grass is used for pasture, they are towards them, as when one fang alone. fonder of the plaistered than of the dunged This latter was repeated, day and day, produce. Its duration is such, that and several times in a day.

though sometimes it will be exhausted in Gypsum, the effects of which, as a one year, yet the effect of one dreffing, manure, do not appear to have been fairly of three or four bushels to the acre, has tried in England, still continues to re

been felt for five or fix years, gradually ceive the approbation of agriculturists in decreasing in its powers, and seems to be America. Dr. G. LOGAN, of Philadel- capable of prolonging the efficacy of phia, bas lately published a pamphlet, in dung; and has been known to do good, which he endeavours to establish, first, when sowed repeatedly, and in small quanThat there is no difference between Eu- tities, for a continuance of twelve years ropean and American gypsum. Secondly, and more. These facts, and their causes, That gypíum acts as an immediate ma

&c. have since been further investigated nure to grass, and afterwards in an equal by Professor MITCHELL, in a paper degree to grain. And thirdly, That one which he has published in the “ Medical dreiling will continue in force several fuc- Repository.” This interesting Memoir we ceeding crops. Judge Peters, of Phi- shall infert at length, in our next Suppleladelphia, has allo published a pamphlet mentary Number. on the fame subject, containing answers The Agricultural Society of Connecto a set of queries, addrefed by him to ticut are forining a collection of facts for various intelligent agriculturists. “Af- publication, on the use of gypsum as a ter ten or eleven years trial, they all agree manure. in the utility of gypsum, as a renovator

We observe, with fingular pleasure, of exhausted soils; that one bushel and a that Agricultural Societies are forming half, or two bushels, will be sufficient, if in every district of America. Sheep of yearly repeated, for clover ; that it will various countries, and foreign feeds, of answer well in a sandy loam, upon a lime- different kinds, have recently been imftone bottom; that though it is service- ported and cultivated with success. The able when firewed in powder, on growing 6. New-York Magazine" states, that the plants, it fucceeds beit in repetition, after president of the Agricultural Society of cultivating and dressing lightly with South Carolina, has received from Mr. stable manure,

or with ploughing in JEFFERSON, vice-president of the United green manures. It does not exhaust more' States, upwards of one hundred different than other manures do, particularly dung,

kinds of rice, which have been procured and to produce its full effect, to be va- by that gentleman from the Philippine luable and active, it must meet with Illands. something in the soil to decompofe it; The remarkable disease among the and where this is wanted, it does no good. Cars in London, mentioned in this work When itrewed on the surface, it remark- for April 1797, appears to have extended ably benefits white and red clover, and itself over the entire continents of Europe

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American Literature..... American Nautical Discoveries. 373 and America. The Paris and other news- decoction, is an almost infallible remedy papers, published on the continent of in the cramp, or Suffocatio Stridula. Europe, mentioned the fact; the “ Me A treatise on fevers (particularly that dical Repository,” of New York, traces denominated yellow fever) has recently with more accuracy its progress through been published in India. It is a joint the United States.' The symptoms were, effort of two celebrated physicians at Calwith little variation, similar to those de- cutta, who, beginning to write by acciscribed in the Monthly Magazine. dent, on the same subjeci, at the same

Dr. VAUGHAN, Member of the Penn- time, agreed to unite their efforts, and thus fylvania Medical Society, has published conjointly produced a work, which rea pamphlet, in which he accounts for the port states to be a most learned and valueffect of Dr. Perkins's metallic trac- able performance. Dr. M'Lean is one of tors, on the principles of GaLVANI the authors. and HUMBOLDT, whose experiments are Captain Pierpoint, an American, adverwell known in Europe. Dr. Tilton, tiles, that in lat. 16.45. N. long. 169, president of the Medical Society of Dela- 38. W. from London, on his passage ware, in a letter on the same subject, has from the Sandwich illands to China, the published his opinion that some general, 2d of September, 1796, at midnight, in though undefined, principle exists, which company with the schooner Prince Wilgives to metals a powerful infiuence on liam Henry, William Wake, master, of the animal economy.

London, they both ran on shore on the The following account of the comet, north side of a reef of coral rocks and which was observed by Mr. LOFFt, and fand, where they continued until next day other European astronomers, is extracted noon-at which time the weather being from a Boston paper of August latt: very clear, they saw two small islands of “ On the 16th init. Mr. Merrick, who fand, bearing W. by N. four or five miles resides at Little-Cambridge, discovered a distant; and from their top gallant-mast comet, covering the star placed at the in- head saw the fhoal, extending E. S. E. fertion of the tail in the body of the Lit- foutherly round to W. S. W. but how tle Bear. · It was between eight and nine far they were not able to determine. In o'clock in the evening; and at the same the lat. 17. N. this shoal will not be hour on the 17th inst. he fawit advancing seen. towards the star (mu) in the dragon, of On the 16th of Feb. 1796, the snow which it had crossed the body; having Arthur, Captain Barber, returned to moved at a rate through the heavens twice Madras, after a voyage to New South as rapid as the moon. On the 18th and Wales, the north west coast of America 19th inft: it will be nearly on a line with and China. The following account of his what may be called the pointers of the voyage is extracted from the New York little bear; and about eight or nine in magazine. the evenings of those days, if the weather On the 26th of April, 1794, he fell in be clear, it will be leen to the west of our with a very extentive

group of islands, zenith, and not very far distant from it. fix in number. There islands are laid This coi

let at present has no tail, but down, in our map, too far to the eastward. appears as a small nebulous or cloudy The longest island lies in the latitude of ftar, of a round form, being most bright Captain Barber anchored in a large bay, on

17. 30. S. long. 175. 15. east of Greenwich. towards its centre or nucleus."

the west side of this isand, in ten fathom Dr. DAVID HOSACK, the professor of water, and thortly after a canoe caine off, but botany and materia medica, in Columbia approached with great caution; and it was college, and Dr. CURRIE, of Philadel- some time before the natives, by signs of phia, have published some pieces, in friendship, could be induced on board. They which they maintain that the yellow had no idea of barter, but were very willing fever has always been an imported disease. to receive presents. The next day several ca

Sir John SINCLAIR and Dr. Ed noes put off, but in lieu of provisions, as was \WARD BANCROFT, have been elected expected, they came all armed, and their members of the American Academy of boats loaded with spears, clubs, bows and arArts and Sciences. The second part of rows. Captain Barber raje all the boats go the second volume of the transactions of aftern, and endeavoured to convince them

that he meant not to hurt thein. At length that academy are in the press; as is they formei a plan for an attack, when they the fourth volume of those of the Philo.

were shewn some muskets, but they not Sophical Society of Philadelphia.

knowing what they were, took them for clubs. Dr. Archer, near Baltimore, has Several attempted to board on the quarters ; Hiscovered that the Rad. Seneka, in strong violence was necessary to keep them off', and

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