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My great Master still allows
What though downy slumbers flee-,
What if death my sleep invade!
With thy heartily presence bleat*
GRATITUDE, AN ODE.
Awake, awake the grateful lyre,
Ah me, behold yon brother toil
Up that sandy hill's high length,
With feeble steps and slow; the while The thirsty sun-beams drink up all his strength!
And his back a burden bears, • And his head is white with cares;
On his cheek sits want all-pale,
And his languid eye-balls fail;
Labour, penury, and he
Hand in hand, a woful three!
Tott'ring on her staff behind,
Weak in body, sad in mind,
Lo—up she drags her weary frame,
His long apprerd industrious dame;
Sighing oft as on she goes,
Revolving all her long life's woes!
Tell me, oh tell, ye aged pair,
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE.
In the trees: Elements of Agricultural Chymistry, by Sir H. Davy, iltaltrated with plans;—Theological Disquisitions on the characteristick excellencies of the Jewish dispensation, by Dr. Cogan;—England safe and triumphant; or Researches into the Apocalyptick little Book, by the Rev. F. Thurston;—The Poetical Register for 1809;—A Collection of curious and interesting Letters, translated from the Originals in the Bodleian Library, with illustrations;—A Reformed Communion Office) for the administration of the Lord's Supper, by the Rev. Mr. Anstis of Bridport;— The Travels of Professor Lichtenstein in Southern Africa, translated by Miss A. Plumptre;—and a volume of Sermons, by Dr. Watts, never before published, edited by Dr. Pye Smith.
Preparing for publication: A History of England, since the Revolution, intended as a Continuation to Hume, by Sir James Mackintosh;—The Remains of the late Professor Porson, arranged and Digested by Professor Monk and Mr. Blomfield; ■—A Second Volume of Mr. Ivimev's History of English Baptists;—A Metrical History of England, by the Rev. T. B. Dibdin;—First Part of Studies of History, being an abridged History of Greece, by the Rev. T. Morell;—A Guide to the Reading of the Holy Scriptures, translated from the Latin of Professor Franck, Willi a Life of the Author; by Mr. W. Jaques of Chelsea.
By the report of the Committee of Agriculture, it appears that the total amount of waste lands, in the United Kingdom, is as follows:—England, above six millions of acres; Wales, two; and Scotland about fourteen.
It is said, that salted bacon, and unsalted beef or mutton, and other kinds of animal food, when too long kept, or improperly cured, so as to be tainted with putridity, may be perfectly recovered, or rendered quite sweet, by being buried in fresh earth, a foot deep, for a few days.
The canker in the stems and branches of apple trees may, it is saW, be cured, merely by lifting the trees in October or November, planting them again above the land's level, upon little hills of common road-sand, taken from the scraped heaps by the highway side. No other application is wanted for the cankered holes in the stem—rub the road-sand into the wounds, after cutting out all the black. Branches must be cut away to sound wood; and, if you reduce the tree to a mere post, a new head will quickly shoot forth.
The Abbe RomanelU has visited, lately, all the catacombs which surround NaplesHe likewise entered the subterraneous caverns of the church of St. Janvier, and, assisted by a guide, explored them to the extent of two miles and a half, in the midst of human ashes, broken coffins, skeletons, and ruins. He beheld, on all sides, Greek inscriptions, sculptured upon stone or marble; and paintings of Christians who had suffered martyrdom. He also noticed the remains of some altars, the tombs of the first Neapolitan bishops, and one catacomb, the inscriptions on which recorded the ravages of pestilence in Naples, 1020.
Mr. Price, a gentleman attached to the English embassy to Persia, is said to have made drawings on the spot, of every town, village, castle, ruin, mountain of note. Sec. during the whole route from the Persian Gulf to Tehran, the Persian capital; and to have made panoramick views of Shiraz, Persepolis, Ispahan, Kashan, Kora, and Tehran; giving the costumes of the people, Sec: so that on his return to England, the publick may expect to be gratified with the fruits of his labour, through this extensive and interesting tract of country, hitherto so little known in Europe.
Among the inventions for which prizes have lately been given by the London Society of Arts, are the following, viz.—To Mr. M. Cook, for a machine by which blind people may both learn and teach musick; to Mr. Machcll, for an annular saw, which can cut deeper than its centre; to Dr. Gumming, for a cheap vapour, or er bath, for hospitals or families; to Mr. Goss, for an instrument to work ad
.'. iWtVn of numbers with accuracy and despatch; to Mr. Perry, for an instrument to
r'fftrffti the hand in writing; to Mr. Hodge, for a mode of preserving butter from
. J _fjtICbmiag rancid in hot weather or hot climates; to Mr. Davies, for a cheap and
. .sa"t^. temporary scaffolding; to Mr. Bowler, for a mechanical method of destroying
>atiaiid other vermin; to Mr. Sampson, for a new chain; to Mr. J. Martin, for a
.^'•Jjajfhjtr' of relieving a horse fallen down in the shafts of a loaded cart; to Mr.
"•--JsjftclJ*, for a compensation pendulum, to prevent the going of a clock from varying
.'r- -Avlwat and cold; and to Mr. J. King, for a machine to enable shoemaker* to work
\. . yjiatofi. pressure on the breast and stomach.
Thomas Clark, of Denmark Street, has represented an injection of a decoction. 'ip£qa«uanha as a certain cure for dysentery, and he cites so many proofs that it ;'- isfearl vdeserves a fair trial in every case of this disease.
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. \ ;£J<r\t.tlae' York assizes, a cause came on to recover of the defendant, the Hon. and '. . *eV. Mr, Cathcart, sundry penalties for non-residence. The jury found a verdict '\$aro»tlumfor661/. lis.
.-. •.'•^faicGiNATios.—The following is the substance of the Report of the National • •' .JPiq&ne establishment, which was laid on tiie table of the House of Commons at the ,(. .dioaij.of (hp last session.
. ,..*>^*''"fitl*ii I?ar 1811, the surgeons appointed by tiieir authority to the nine sta, tifOW hi London, vaccinated 3,148 persons, and distributed 23,791 charges of vaccine.
i\ Injdi nv the publiek. Since the commencement of this establishment, not a single,
JjwianbV prVs.niall pox, after vaccination, has occurred to any of their surgeons. In
•>., •co'nrequjencCa.of' ah order from the Admiralty, vaccination has been practised in the
:-'Xfi^ry..to a^'eat extent; and though not universally adopted, the mortality from the
. Sljj.itl 1iox,.am;ang seamen, is already greatly diminished. In the array, the practice
.; .•of Vaoeinatlonnasbeen long established, and its effects have been decidedly beneficial.
.'•-A^diflordtarVbfmerly so fatal to the troops, is now considered as nearly extinguished
.•'iB'tlie'aijMy-: Vaccination is almost every where gaining ground, throughout the
'. jWiJEah'domiHJons; and it is found that the number of deaths from the small pox is
.i . \nuKajoily'decreasing, in proportion as vaccination becomes more general, and the
cujation of the small pox declines. The disappearance of the small pox from the
'ld'of Ceylon, was noticed in the Report of last year; and in consequence of
tuition, this disease has in no instance lately occurred in the island of A nglesey,
jwoastie-npon-Tyne, in the town of Petworth, or in the adjoining district. Pre
• ry^|p'u»totlie' discovery of vaccination, the average number of deaths by small pox, V' Mfiifuri the bills of mortality, was 2060 annually; whereas in th« last year only 751 ''••.feefwfljs have died of that disease, although the increase of population within the last
tl years has been 133,139. The reports from Dublin and from Scotland furnish firm'nee of the general and rapid increase of vaccination, and give the most satislacirVqu^fofs of tiie success and efficacy of the practice.
ff tiie' 6ase» which have come to thfe knowledge of the Board, the small pox after
• TOc'tftiillion, with a very lew exceptions, has been a mild disease; and out of tiie ,'.*.ftanV .hundred thousand persons vaccinated, hot a single well-authenticated instance
5/ Kjufbeen communicated of the occurrence of a fatal small pox after vaccination. The jHtyport adverts to the mischiefs which are daily arising from the diffusion of the fatal ./•^Uontagiath^of small pox in the community, in consequence of various inoculation, * jarnbng the lower classes of the people, which constantly keeps up the contagion, and ,.''twbereiysavei. a single life, exposes numbers to a most dangerous disease. It is
V -greatly.to be wished that this evil could be checked, by such measures as Govern
. ' ra'etp in its wisdom might judge proper to frame, in order to prevent the spreading '„• aMjie small pox, and thus keeping up a continual source of infection in the heart of J -Kf eSaietropolis. The constant renewal of the contagion of small pox in this capital, ;.,'.i/> strikingly contrasted with the advantages enjoyed by several of the other capitals < :4m Europe, in consequence of the universal adoption of vaccination by medical
V vApnetilioners, seconded by the authority of government. The cities of Vienna and !•" iVlihtn, in which the mortality from small pox was formerly more considerable in ..' 'proportion to their population than in London, have been for some time freed altogether from this destructive pest; the first for five, and the latter for eigjit years, accord i 1 ig to the statement of Drs. De Carrio and Sacco; and in the city of Geneva, the small pox has been nearly extirpated. In Switzerland in general, but more
. trurticularly in Geneva, tiie extension of the blessings connected with vaccination, fcas in a great degree depended on the warm and active co-operation of the clergy,