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and all his works are of a tendency concerning Cosmology and Geology. eminently moral and religious. For se 8vo. 1802. veral years past, the infirmities of old Principles of Theology, &c in answer age confined bim to his apartments; to Dr. Teller's essay entitled “ La plus but bis mind continued active and vigo- ancienne Theodicèe.” 8vo. 1803. rous till within a very short period of Correspondence between Teller and bis decease. His favourite pursuils oc

De Luc. 1803. cupied him to the end of his career; Introduction à la Physique Terrestre and it may truly be said that he died at par les Nuides expansibles, preécédée de bis post, arranging the observations he deox Mémoires sur la nouvelle théorie had made for the improvement of man- chimique considérée sous différents kind. In private life, Mr. De Luc was points de vue. 8vo. 2 vols. 1813. much esteemed ; his manners were en Elementary Treatise upon the Electrogaging, and his disposition amiable. To galvanic fluid. 8vo. 2 vols. his contemporaries, he was ever ready Observations upon a work eotitled, to communicate his knowledge ; and “Lithologie Atmosphériqne." to the youthful votaries of scientific ia Annunciation of a Work by J. A. formation, he was a kind and willing Heimarus, upon the formation of the jostructor.

Globe. 8vo. Mr. De Luc has left to deplore their Besides these works in French, Mr. heavy loss, a son, now resident at De Luc bas published in English: Geneva, and a daughter, whose best Geological Travels in the North of praise is, that she has proved herself in Europe. 8vo. 1810. every respect worthy of such a father, Geological Traveis in England. 2 and the intensity of whose grief can

vols. 8vo. 1811. be mitigated only by the cheering re Geological Travels in France, Swit. collection of her tender assiduities to zerland, and Germany. 2vols. 8vo. 1813. her venerable parent. He died at bis An Elementary Treatise on Geology, house in Park-street, Windsor, on the from the French MS. of J. A. De Luc, 8th of November, at 90 years of age. by the Rev. H. F. A. Delafitte. 8vo.

Mr. De Luc has published a number 1809. of works connected with natural and Mr. De Luc also published essays in sacred history. The following is the the Philosophical Transactions, and in most perfect list we can make out. the journals of other learned societies.

Researches into the Modifications of the Atmosphere, or Theory of Barome

ESPIONAGE. ters and Thermometers. 2 vols. 4to.

To the Editor of the European Magazine. 1772.

SIR, Travels to the Mountains of Faucig. Severy thing conaected with France By, in Savoy, 1772.

Narrative of several Excursions among parte, more especially in regard to the the Alps, 1776.

system of espionage, treachery, and Letters, physical and moral, upon duplicity, which characterized the agents Mountains, and upon the History of employed by that profound Master of the Earth and of the Human Race. Arts (if I may be allowed to dub him

Letters on some parts of Switzerland. with such a degree) must deservo at8vo. 1787.

tention, I send you the annexed extract New Ideas on Meteorology. 2 vols. from the journal of a geotleman who 8vo. 1787.

was detained for several years as an Letters upon the Physical History of English prisoner in Holland, until rethe Earth. 8vo. 1798.

leased by the fortunate change of affairs Letter to the Jewish Authors of a in 1813. As this story will serve as an Memoir addressed to M. Teller. 8vo. illustration of the character of spies and 1799.

informers io all ages and countries, and Letter upon the Religious Education is in itself interesting, I have no doubt of Infancy, preceded and followed by you will think it worthy of being placed historical details. 8vo 1800.

on record in the pages of

your valuable Bacon as he is.

monthly miscellany. Letters on Christianity, addressed to “ There was a master of a Dutch M. Teller. 1801.

vessel, known under the assumed oame Substance (précis) of the Philosophy of JouN BLAAUW, who, in spite of every of Bacon.

probibition of the French Authoritică, Abridgment of Priociples and Pacts had rendered himself notorious bs tak:

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ing passengers over to England. After cided finally to undertake the royace. many fruitless endeavours to appre An agreement wiss made, that half of hend him, Du Terrage, director-gene. the promised sum should be paid on ral of the police in Áolland, offeredi a the embarkation of the traveller, and reward to any person who should deli- the other half when he was lauded in ver the said skipper into his bands. England.

A fresh appointment was “ Two Monsters, drest like Gentle- made for the following day; when the men, went into a little alehouse to take travelling gentleman was to be introdo. shelter from the raio, and accidentally ced to him; 300 guilders were paid to found there a man who had formerly him on account, to enable bim to equip been Master of a Friesland vessel, and his vessel and bay provisions, every who was bewailing to the hostess his other necessary arrangemieat being at wretched situation, -relating that he the same time agreed upon-again they formerly commanded a vessel in the met as appointed, and the supposed Baltic trade, and had now been two traveller was introduced to the preyears wandering about in search of a

tended John Blaauto, aod while he was precarious livelihood for his wife and busy counting out the 300 gilders, in seven small childreo, who were reduced burst the Gens d'armes, caught up the to great distress in Friesland : and that money, arrested all the four persons, during the whole of that time, he had and took them in custody to the House only been able to go one voyage, is

of Correction. mate, in the place of a man who was ill. T'he skipper was imniediately con• “ These two fellows having atten

fined an serrel, and as soon as the door tively listened to his tale, joined in the was locked upon hiin, the three rascals conversation; and, pretending to take went off with the money, having made much pity on the poor man in the miser- arrangements to go and receive the able state to which he was reduced, said reward of their infamous treachery to him : “ Hark ye, my friend, there are

from Du Terrage. The poor misled still opportunities from time to time skipper was as anxious about the fate for a good seaman to earn a handsome of his unfortunale passenger aod bis sum of money.' The mau declared he friends the two agents, as about his was willing to undertake any thing that own, and was quite at his wit's end in would provide bread for his suffering being reduced to such a dilemma. Prov. family, and earnestly desired to know ing that he was not John Blauw, and whether the gentlemen knew any thing that he had another naine, was of no that would suit him. Upon this, a

avail; and it was urged against him, place of meeting with him for the next as a matter of course, that no one did day, and the parties met at the time any thing of the sort in his own name, agreed upon.

He was then told, that and, at all events, it was evident that they were commissioned to look out he intended to bave committed the act. for a skipper, who would carry over to “I saw this poor man for months England a rich gentleman, who was un- together, as iny fellow prisoner in the der the absolute necessity of going im- house of correction (or rather of cormediately to London; that they had ruption) wearing his waistcoat next his found one John Blaauw, who had un skin, for want of linen, looking squalid, dertaken the job for 3,000 guilders, but miserable, and dejected; bis mental that now a considerable time had elaps- and bodily faculties both impaired by ed, and no John Blaauw made his ap- long imprisonment, penury, and injuspearance ; that the traveller was press tice. One morning, when I arose, the ed for time; and that if he was dis man had disappeared. He had been car. posed to do the job, and would under ried out quietly in the night-time-God take it under the name of Blaauw, he knows how or whither! yet (and it will might casily pocket the money; but scarcely be helieved in a Cbristian counthat it was most essential he should try), such was the corruption of the pretend to be John Blaauw himself, buman heart, rendered callous and desince the gentleman who wished to take praved under the accursed French gohis passage by reason of the favourable vernment, that I have met with persons reports he had heard of that man, would in company who looked upon this hor. hardly be induced to place confidence rid business as a funny thing, who in any else.

passed it over with a smile, and would “ The poor fellow driven by dire relate it as a droll story.". necessity, struggling between hope and I remain, Sir, your's, &c. &c. fear, with the golden prize in view, de. Tuesday, With Oct. 1817.

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spirit of life.” Tethe Editor of the European Magazine. Practicable enough,” said Coun.

sellor Lumiere, “but every one of us MX

(Y name is Peregrine Philowhim, bas a Biomeler, as you call it, in his

formerly known to you as a mem own conscience, if he dared cousult it. ber of the Brotherhood of Bioscribes, It is true, however, tbat our comforts or Eunomian Society, assembled in and our virtues rise or fall very much search of the law of happiness. When according to our esteem for our fellowthe last meeting was called in their creatures, and we never are so ready to “Herinilage,” only the Chaplain, the be vicious as when we find no good in Lawyer, the Philosopher, and myself, them. Tberefore I love to board every their bumble historian, appeared at the feeling or remembrance, every reason septagon table.

Our philosopher, now or example, which keeps me in goodin the frost of his seventieth winter, humour with my brethren ; and I know looked sorrowfully at the vacant seats, if I can always persuade myself to think and said, If melancholy thoughts de- well of them, I need not take much served encouragement, I might say this trouble to be on good terms with my. fraternity represents the state of man self.” himself-our poetical enthusiast, our Our sage Brother De Grey repliedgay and busy, philanthropist, our rea “ And after all, it is a very consoling soning physician, and even our pleasant consideration that there is nothing new! trifler, bave forsaken us.- Thus the ro -neither follies, wisdom, nor pleasure. mance of our imagination, the swect. It is consoling, I mean, because, though ness of our social affections, our mental our imaginations lead us only to nearly activity, and at last our tastes for the the same kind of fooleries in all ages, world's trifles, abandon us in succes. our better faculties appear to have been sion; and we all take refuge in vague always equal to their task. The amusechimeras, or perhaps, like me, in con ments of inan have often been ridicu. temptuous indifference.

lous and unfixed, but his sense of truth Perceiving, as I thought, a malicious and justice is immutable.” hint levelled at my schemiog propen-

6• Let it be deemed vo opposition to sity, I answered, Certainly our Bro- your inference, brother,” rejoined the therhood, when complete, represented advocate, “ if I suggest that the frethe seven ages, and our systems were quent failures of human judgment, nearly such as they usually produce. when most solemnly and deliberately In the first age, we hope and love all exercised, should tend to abate that things ; in the second, we seek the self-sufficievce and that spleenful estigreatest good; in the third, the least mate of others which brings us to the evil. The fourth age tempts a man lowest point of our friend Philowhim's to subdue or amend the world; the Biometer. Let us ascribe more to errfifth learns to endure, the sixth to shun, ing judgment and less to criminal mo. and the last to forget it.”

tives, if we wish to view our fellow“ And if,” interposed our Chaplain, creatures kindly: and since we have no " the spirit of hope and benevolence is better employment, let the secretary of the spirit of the happiest age, how our institution select a few of the nuhighly you bave praised that religion merous facts which have baffled buman which allows us to hope and love all discernent. We honour the Director things to the last ! Let us keep or of events when we acknowledge how recall our aptitude to love and be be- often they are unravelled without and loved, and we shall preserve the most beyond the aid of our best faculties." previous privilege of youth.”

I opened the lawyer's portfolio, and “ We have thermometers and chro. found a bundle of cases distinguished nometers," I continued, laughing ; by a band of iloss silk, instead of the “ why should not we contrive a Bio. usual ooroolis red tape. The first that meler of pockel-size, in wbich lhe seven presented itseif, in alphabetical order, degrees of hope, pleasure, prudence, was endorsed “ An Assignment.” ambition, spleen, misanthropy, and During one of the loog vacations in selfishness, might be expressed : and the last century, a young man in an by considering every day at what point ordinary hunting-dress, with a single he found himself, a man might ascer dog, by his side, was stopped in his tain the ascent or descent of his mind's stroll through an obscure glen by a Europ. Mag. Vol. LXXII. Dec. 1817.

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very singular object. The sides of this quaintance was influenced by wine or glen were so steep and lofty, that they insanity, there was somethiog so ridi. hardly admitted light enough to disco. culously contrasted in the gravity of ver the course of a streain, more noisy his discourse and the seat he had chosen, than deep, which ran among broken that he thought the sport of shootiog rocks under natural arches. A narrow well exchanged for this scene Per. unfrequented road led into the depths ceiving his attentive air, the black gen. of the valley, where a grey horse was tleman resumed his oration : “In the quietly grazing, and at a little distance church of St. Benignas, at Dijon, there a man in black sat on one of the stones is the statue of a queen with oue foot in the middle of the brook in a com resembling a goose's; and one of my posed and meditative attitude. A po- merry clients, sir, wrote under it sition so extraordinary attracted the 'this is the Law- but as three such sportsman's attention, and he enquired, statues may be found in France, the in a courteous accent, if the place af- jest might be extended to other proforded good sport for an angler. The fessions.”—“Sir," answered the youth, solitary student raised bis bat, and re- bowing, “ when a client jests, his larplied, in a peculiar tone of gravity, yer must be an honourable one."“Sir, I am discriminating."- His ob- ** Very true, young gentleman, a merry server hazarded a remark on the in- client is a rarity : but heirs and execonvenience of his seat, for the water culors never joke so well with lar.

now fowing rather above the yers as with physicians, because our stoves, but the man in black answered, mistakes are above ground, and a phy. • You are mistaken, sir !--any place sician's are ouder it-sir, you look as if is fit for discrimination - If you were a you thought mine were likely to be lawyer, sir, you would know, that on under water, but this brook is a copy of all occasions it is fitting and neces my bill in chancery-always' running sary to discriminate -- If you are a -running - running on; and I am trustee, and the estate is charged with where I chuse to be, awong troudebts-let the creditors wait:--if you bled -"- Before he could articuhave an executorship, and the legatees late the word, he fell from his seat are clamorous, keep the funds while into the water, and remained motionyou discriminate-for a few years. Now less. the business ja question is an assign The stranger stood agbast at this tramevt-Certain beritors in this country gical conclusion of the farce, and made have assigned, granted, deponed, and fruitless attempts to raise the body, made over sundry lands, teinds, tene- which cramp or spasms had distorted. ments, and annual rents, to a certain He succeeded, however, in: drawing it person for the benefit of certain afore- out of the stream whose chillness had saids : and now, sir, auld Mahoun is probably occasioned the disaster ; and in it if this person cannot keep this perceiving the grey horse saddled aod estate himself all bis life, provided he bridled as if it had belonged to this takes a man of business into keeping unfortunate man, he mounted him, and too, and discriminates properly." leaving his dog to guard the body, “ Pardon me," said the young sports- rode to the town of K , about two mau, laughing, “ if I think the most miles distaut, to seek assistance. It was interesting point just now is how to still a very early hour in the morning, discriminate properly between a wet and the master of an obscure inn, wiia coat and a dry one- and I have not two or three labourers, rose to accomuthe bonour of knowing the person you pany him back. Much time was lost by call Auld Mahoun.”_" If that bag iheir hesitation, and when they reached which you carry was a bag of briefs," Glencraig, the stranger's body was gone, replied the gentleman in the brook, and the doy lay dead beside the broos. “ 'I Hatter myself you would be very Grief and astonishment were the young well acquainted with him. In South man's only feelings, but his compaBritaio, sir, his usual cognomine is nions viewed and questioned hiya with Nicholas or Harry senior, and, as old evident suspicion. The bruok kan ra Bishop Latimer truly said, he is the pidly through the glen, deepening and best lawyer of us all, for he never growing broader till it reached the bay misses his busivess."

near K. where the small ric per Dce Though the young stranger could joins the western sea. One of the opere pot determine whether his new tators followed ils course, and disco

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vered a pocket-book foating, and not duties which required my presence in yet eptirely inoistened. lis contents Scotland. One of these duties was to had probably been rilled, as it now con ascertain the truth of some mysterious tained only the rough draft of an as rumours respecting a wreck said to signment, in which branks were left for have bappened on the western coast ; dates and the names of persons and and my visit to a nobleman in that places. There was much agitation in veighbourhood enabled me to begin the youth's features when he saw this enquiries. He informed me, that Evan document, and his seemiog anxiety to M'Querie had purchased from him the keep it in his own possession increased land he formerly tenanted, and was the wary Scotch innkeeper's suspicions, considered wealthy, though his mode He conveyed bim instantly to the Pro of life was sordid and laborious. Part vost of K. whose questions were an of his wealth was generally ascribed swered with obvious confusion and in to the mysterious altair of Glencraig, coherence, His name, he said, was and part to the wreck of a small trading Evao M.Querie, and his place of abode vessel on the coast which his estate boro a small farm on the beighbouring coast,

dered. Advertisements in provincial which he had tenanted a few weeks. papers had offered large rewards for He could not, or would not, give any a certain trunk supposed to contain references for his character; and the the jewels and purse of a young English steward of the pobleman whose land heiress, who had sailed in that unfortu. he held, only knew that he came from nate vessel to join the unknown advenEngland, and had paid a half year's turer she had married clandestinely. rent in advance. If he was acquainted The crew and passengers had perished; with more, he did not venture to com. but Evan M'Querie, who was supposed municate it, and a most suspicious ob to visit the coast nigbtly at that period scurity gathered round Evan. The in expectation of contraband consignambiguity and reserve of his statements ments, had probably found the chest respecting his family and former life, among less valuable articles which the his sullenness and ill-concealed apsiety, waves bad thrown on shore, . Very soon justified the prejudice which rose against after, he became proprietor instead of him. He imputed the stains on his appa farmer ; and strange rumours

were rel to the sport he bad pursued on that whispered of the cautious and deep fatal woruing, but bills of large amount solitude he seemed to seck. The event on the Bank of Scotland were fouvd of the wreck had long since ceased to be upon him, and the lost stranger's pocket a subject of conversation, and no enbook had in its inner recess a pencilled quiries had been pursued ; therefore list of bills, whose dates and value ap the elder neighbours surmised that the peared to have been hastily etraced. Laird M.Querie had begun to relax in And a silver penknife which tallied with his precautions, as bis female servant the dog's mortal wound, was found in had been seen at kirk and market in Glencraig, with the initials E. M. rempants of yellow lace and silk gloves, Evan professed that his house had been which were deemed a part of the spoils robbed a few nights before by two found in the lost bridal chest. My cuof the privileged mendicants still fre riosity was excited by these details, and quent in Scotland, and begged the ma my friendly host supplied me with a pregistrate to observe, that the collar of his text to visit the suspected man in his dog had been stolen since he left it near own mansion. It stood at the foot of an the brook. But this excuse would bave. unshapely bill, balf encircled by a rude availed little, bad not the most rigorous plantalion of dwarf firs in a bollow, search been insufficient to recover the sloping towards the rocky cove celebody; and the stranger's death being braled in the legends of shipwrecks. thus rendered uncertain, the sugpected The swampy and neglected grass-plat prisoner was released after a long delay, before the door, fenced on one side but not without whispered hints of bri by au irregular peat-stack, and on the bery, which pursued him to the obscure other by a half-ruined tenement for dwelling where he lived with only one poultry, indicated the squalid habits servant in abhorred solitude.

of its master. He opened the door I relurned, about the close of the himself, fearing perhaps to trust a eighteenth century, from a long ab- siranger with the decrepit female who sence in the West Indies, and found officiated as his only domestic; and myself charged with some professional finding that I came on manoria'':.

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