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the North Court, are two Class Rooms, as the respective subjects of lecture each 44 feet by 38, and containing 12 render necessary. rows of seats for the classes of Ro The basement floor contains two man and Greek Language and Litera- spacious apartments fitted up as Comture, Mathematics, and English Lan- mon Rooms, with tables, &c. for the guage. Besides the principal entrance use of the students ; Refreshment by the staircase, there are two others Rooms for the accommodation of such on the ground floor on each side of the as reside at a distance; apartments portico; those nearer the centre lead for the steward and housekeeper and each to two Class Rooms and Clois- the domestics of the establishment; ters, and the others to apartments for and rooms for the Anatomical School. the accommodation of the professors, An insulated building, separated and to the offices of the Institution. from the north court by a high wall, The rooms in the north range are re is (together with apartments in the spectively appropriated to Italian Lan- basement just referred to,) appropriguage and Literature, French Lan- ated to that department of anatomical guage, Spanish and English Litera- instruction, more immediately under ture, and Jurisprudence and Englis the direction of the Demonstrator. Law, and to the Nature and Treatment The whole of the building is well of Diseases, Physiology, Comparative ventilated, and most liberally supplied Anatomy and Zoology, Clinical Medi- with stairs and the other means of cine, Surgery, and Clinical Surgery. transit, by which extensive establishThe corresponding rooms in the south ments rendered commodious. range accommodate classes for Politi- The Theatres and Class Rooms are cal Economy, German Language and well lighted and furnished with heatLiterature, and the Hebrew, Spanish, ing apparatus. In the former a preand Italian Languages. Each of caution is taken to preserve the bookthese rooms (46 by 24) is furnished boards and benches from the knife, with six rows of ascending seats, with which is worthy of general adoption. book-boards, and a raised platform for A coating of paint is laid over, when the professor. Behind are Cloisters for wet, with fine sharp sand and allowed to the use of the students during the in- dry; when sufficiently indurated, the tervals of lectures, and inclement particles which have not adhered are weather. There are also on this floor swept from the surface, and the wood appropriate apartments for the use of painted wainscot or whatever color the professors, the Chemical Labora- may have been determined on. No tory, and the Museums of Botany and boy having the least respect for his Materia Medica.
knife will, we are persuaded, after The Theatres of the Institution are one trial and having examined its provided for in back wings at each edge, be hardy enough to venture on end of the building, and have access a second. from the courts. In the first floor of Besides the Cloisters, there are two the north wing lectures are delivered Courts for exercise ; but they are, we on Midwifery, and on Anatomy and are certain, by no means of the dimenOperative Surgery; those on Materia sions that would have been chosen had Medica and Chemistry, in the Theatre the limits of the ground permitted immediately below. The south wing their extension. is appropriated above, to Natural Phi The Grand Entrance, when comlosophy and Astronomy, and below to pleted, will be one of the most magniBotany, Geology, &c. These Thea- ficent in the metropolis. tres are 65 feet by 50, with semicir We cannot conclude this notice cular ends, and are fitted up with ten without expressing our admiration at rows of concentric benches rising six- the manner in which the operations teen inches above each other, and with have been conducted and brought to such accommodation for the professors their present state of forwardness.
THE LATEST LONDON FASHIONS.
Explanation of the Print of the der ; this flounce is headed en dents Fashions.
de loup, and bound with bright jonquil MORNING DRESS.
satin. The body is made quite plain, This costume is a petticoat of fawn- very much pinched in, and the waist colored gros de Naples, with a very encircled by a yellow ribbon edged broad hem at the border, headed by with scarlet, with a small rosette bean embroidery of Pomona-green floize hind, without ends. A double frill of silk, in a Greek pattern. A canezou the same material as the dress, surspencer of white muslin is worn with rounds the tucker part of the bust. it, richly embroidered in stripes form- The sleeves are à la Marie, of white ed of satin-stitch raised spots. The crêpe-lisse, and are confined only in body is drawn, but not very full, and the centre of the thickest part of the a falling-cape collar falls over it, at arm, and at the wrists, by bracelets of the throat, of plain India muslin, very broad gold lace, clasped by a trimmed round with two rows of lace. cameo in alto-relievo. The headThe sleeves are à la Mameluke, and dress is a hat of white crape, trimmed immensely wide. They are finished with white satin ribbon, the chief orat the wrists by stiffened points, à naments of which are under the brim, l’Antique, of cambric; and next the in a bow on the left side, and layers. hand are very broad bracelets of gold, Under the right side is a small white clasped by a cameo-head. When this feather; and white esprits, or other dress is adopted for the promenade, a fancy plumage, adorn the crown. The bonnet of Pomona-green gros de Na- ear-rings are of gold. Half-boots, ples is worn with it, with a broad made to fit like a stocking, are of the white blond at the edge of the brim. palest shade of willow-green satin ; The crown is tastefully ornamented the fronts are of mignonette-leafwith the same blond, and with small green, and are of corded or spotted bows of green and white ribbon : the gros de Naples. blond at the edge is caught up in front, and from thence appears to be
COSTUME. carried up on the crown : the bonnet A DRESS of white gossamer satin, ties under the chin, on the right side, with a very broad hem at the border by ribbon similar to that on the crown. of the skirt, at the head of which is a The half-boots are of Pomona-green splendid wreath of embroidery in colkid.
ored silks, intermixed with gold. The
body is made low, with a collar-cape, This is a very favorite style of en paladin, round the tucker part, and parure adopted in the country, after edged by a ruche of blond tulle : the returning from the morning walk or sleeves short, cut in bias, and very drive. It consists of a dress of paint- full. The hair is arranged à la ed Indian taffety, in white stripes on Grecque. A bandeau, which in grand a ground of pearl-grey. Between the costume is of colored gems, crosses the stripes are delicate figures in the most forehead, dividing the clustered curls beautiful pencil-work, all of one color; on each side of the face. The Greand on the white stripes, small de- cian knot, or fusée, at the back of the tached bouquets, remarkable for the head, consists of many curls, confined variety and splendor of their colors. together at the base by strings of A very broad, full flounce, with the pearls. The shoes are of white stripes crosswise, surrounds the bor- satin.
“ Serene Philosophy !
That bind the futtering crowd ; and, angel-wing'd,
TEMPERATURE IN OWHYHEE.
sufficiently known to parents and In an account by Mr. A. Menzies of nurses, that one primary cause of the ascent of the mountain Wha-ra “ ocular indecision,” (as we have rai, in Owhyhee, we are told that in heard it styled,) is an inequality in the evening the thermometer stood at the strength of the eyes.
This un58 deg.; and he was much surprised happy blemish should be particularly to find the temperature so nearly the guarded against ; for we are sure that same as it was in the lower part of the warmest admirer of free trade the wood in the morning, though he would prefer even a monopoly to such had ascended, since that time, upwards duplicity of vision of 4000 feet of the mountain. This, he thinks, was probably owing to the CONCORD AND DISCORD. strong exhalations going on in the day Suspend a ball of thread and poise time, amongst the closely-crowded it in the air, giving it a push with the trees and plants of this dense forest, finger. If it is wished to carry on the keeping up a fanning breeze amongst swinging motion, the ball must be althe boughs, and tending greatly to lowed to come to the turning point diffuse the same temperature when at before another push is given. If it be different heights. ut when this touched in the middle of the swing, it cause ceased at night, and a heavy will be stopped. This is precisely dew or small rain produced a contrary what the air does which is swung by operation, the temperature next morn- the vibrations of a harp-string. The ing was found to be very different; first furnishes a familiar illustration of for the thermometer was then as low unison and concord,—the last of disas 43 deg. at half past seven,-a dif- cord. ference of about 16 deg., between the extremes of which may be termed the Prussic acid has been obtained from temperate zone of these mountains. the leaves of green tea, in so concen
trated a state, that one drop killed a
dog almost instantaneously. A strong The large horse-mushroom, except infusion of Souchong tea, sweetened for catsup, should be very cautiously with sugar, is as effectual in poisoning eaten. In wet seasons, or if produced flies as the solution of arsenic, geneon wet ground, it is very deleterious, rally sold for that purpose. if used in any great quantity.
OUTWARD MOTION OF THE EYE.
We can easily conceive how the Children, when they first begin to eye-ball may be pulled backwards and perceive, always turn anxiously to the inwards, and even to one side, by light. Besides the agreeable sensa- cords placed in the back parts of the tion, the retina is strengthened by the socket. But we often see the eye action of the rays. Whenever, there- move outwards, and we know that no fore, care is not taken so to place the motion is performed without a ribbon, infant that the light may strike both cord, or muscle, as it is termed by eyes equally, one generally becomes anatomists. How then can the eye stronger than the other ; and it is not move outwards, when there is nothing
without to which the mover can be tance, the front part of the head of the conveniently fixed? This is the prob. young walrus, without tusks, is not lem, and it would require a skilful unlike the human face. As this animechanician to resolve it properly. mal is in the habit of rearing its head It has been contrived by Providence above water, to look at ships and oththat the mover should be placed far er passing objects, it is not at all imback in the socket, to give it power, probable but that it may have afforded for the longer the cord, if it have foundation for some of the stories of strength, the greater is its purchase in mermaids. Mr. Scoresby himself has producing motion.
seen the walrus in such a position, and To produce the motion of the eye under such circumstances, that it reoutwards, the cord is made to pass quired little stretch of imagination to through a pulley in the eye-brow, near mistake it for a human being; so like, the point where it forms an angle with indeed, was it, that the surgeon of the the nose, which pulley is sometimes of ship actually reported his having seen bone, but oftener of cartilage or gristle. a man with his head just appearing After going over the pulley, the cord above the surface of the water. Seals runs back again, and is inserted into bit themselves in a similar way. the upper part of the eye-ball, about The heads of some, at a distance, are its middle. These two oblique mus not unlike the human head, though the cles, particularly the last, cause the resemblance is not so striking as that eye to roll outwards, as in the effort presented by the walrus. to perceive a distant mountain or a ship far in the offing :-a most beauti
POTATO MORTAR. ful contrivance, quite unequalled in all M. Cadet-de-Vaux found mortar of our works of art in elegance of mecha- lime and sand, and also that made from nism and utility of design. This can clay, greatly improved in durability by only be matched with others by the mixing boiled potatoes with it. same Divine hand; for example, with that of the vessel which carries blood
THE HERRING. from the heart to the brain, and which It has been maintained by some makes many a winding turn in the bone naturalists, that herrings breed in the to diminish the force of the current, northern seas, from which they annuthat might otherwise prove too violent ally migrate southwards; but for this in rushing into the brain, with one- opinion there does not seem to be any tenth of the blood of the whole body. very satisfactory authority. It has
never, at least, been attempted to reEXTINCTION OF FIRES.
alize the theory by establishing herWhen a chimney or flue is on fire, ring fisheries on the coast of Iceland, throw into the fire-place one handful Greenland, or Spitzbergen.
When after another of flower of sulphur. they make their first appearance on This, by its combustion, effects the the coast of Scotland, it is not in decomposition of the atmospheric air, shoals, but in small numbers—the prewhich is, in consequence, paralysed, cursors, as it were, of the myriads or, in effect, annihilated.
which are to follow. There is nothing to indicate a migration from the north ;
on the contrary, there is every reason That the stories of mermaids have to believe they breed in our own seas ; in most cases originated in the observ- but both the time of their breeding and er fancying a resemblance to humanity of their visits are irregular and capriin seals and other marine animals, cious. Much good money has been there cannot be a doubt. This is sunk by erecting buildings and estabstrongly confirmed by a very compe- lishing fishing stations, which the hertent judge, Mr. Scoresby, jun., who rings afterwards abandoned. informs us, that, when seen at a dis
THE ARCTIC MERMAID.
“ Come, let us stray Where Chance or Fancy leads our roving walk."
of memory the plan was not a bad Looking at the brief span of human one,--the pupil had every probability life, and the considerable portion of it of remembering the flogging, and that is spent in the sedentary business there was a chance that the other of school, at an age when nature dis- matter might be remembered along poses to muscular exertion out of with it. If this was not the case, doors, no one who is accustomed to there was but small chance of the saw view the buoyant light-heartedness, or saying being remembered at all ; the free and graceful movements of for other than the flagellation there childhood, before it is put into the was generally nothing of interest with trammels of society, can refrain from which it could be associated. In wishing, that in abridging, as must be Scotland flagellation was once, and done, the natural liberty of a boy, and that not very long ago, held as being confining him for a certain space in a the best, indeed it was the only sysschool-room, with a view of training tem of Mnemonics. When the marchhim to habits that are to be useful in es or boundaries between the lands after life, we should set about it in a of two proprietors were determined, manner which, while it best secures and “march stones” set up, it was the end, shall keep him at the same the custom to collect all the little time most active and happy, and give children and flog them soundly at the him the least annoyance or mortifica- stone, and thus evidence of it and its tion that is consistent with the full at- place was preserved as long as any of tainment of the object. As the vine- them lived. Flogging has ceased to dresser lops the wild and gadding be useful in that sense in Scotland ; shoots that would exhaust the plant and it is to be hoped that even there and disappoint his hopes of an abun- it will also soon cease to be relied on dant vintage, so must the little freaks as a means of remembering the eleand fancies, and erring spirits of the ments of knowledge. child be repressed ; or, to speak more properly, the elasticity of mind and incessant activity of which they are A friend of mine has one, and only symptoms, must be directed into one one, good story, respecting a gun, channel, and made to assist, instead which he contrives to introduce upon of obstructing, his improvement. all occasions, by the following simple,
Often does the school-boy feel in his but ingenious device. Whether the bones the paucity of information that is company in which he is placed be nuin the cranium of the teacher; and that merous or select, addicted to strong very inquiry which is the indication of potations, or to long and surprising superior talents, is repressed by the fe- narratives ; whatever may happen to rula. No doubt there was once a suc be the complexion of their character cession of well-informed pedagogues or conversation, let but a convenient who held forth the doctrine that the
pause ensue, and my friend immediseeds of learning would not come to ately hears, or pretends to hear, the maturity if the mind was not prepared report of a gun. Every body listens, for their application by ploughing the and recalls his late impressions, upon body; and who, also, to make sure of which “the story of a gun” is natuthe matter, gave that a good harrow- rally, and as if by a casual association, ing after the sowing was over. Per- introduced thus" By the by, speakhaps when learning was a mere matter ing of guns, that puts me mind of a