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1818.] Fate of Genius-The three Emblems of Uncertainty, &c. 45 as of the great Sir Stephen Fox, to once called in question; a rare felicity bore a striking resemblance, that "the be expected in a kingdom divided as this more and greater places he went through, is, wherein great part, if not half the nathe more and greater proofs he still gave tion, sets itself to believe, and to speak of a capacity above them; and of a mind ill of the other." Eyre's Funeral above all corruption : so that he was al- Sermon for Sir Stephen Fox, 8vo. lowed to get a great estate in places at 1716.
W. court without even having his integrity
THE FATE OP GENIUS.
TIIE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
BY what a strange fatality a great
The Jewish doctors report that the proportion of the writers of antiquity Ten Commandments were written in were prematurely cut off from exist- such a manner that not one single letter ence. -Menander was drowned in the
more could have had place upon the harbour of Piræus, at a time of life when tablets. It would be well if the laws of he had done enough for immortality, morality were so amply engraved on the but while the powers of his mind were human heart as to preclude the possibility ģet unimpaired by age, and his genius of immoral thoughts finding an entrance sufficiently ardent to do still more. Euri- there. pides and Heraclitus were torn to pieces
EMULATION. by dogs. Theocritus ended his career
Aristotle has happily defined emulaby the halter. Empedocles was lost in tion to be a certain painful solicitude octhe crater of Mount Etna. Hesiod was
casioned by there being presented to our murdered by his secret enemies: Archi- notice, and placed within our reach, in lochus and Ibycus by banditti. Sappho the possession of those who are by nathrew herself from a precipice. Æschy
ture our fellows, things at once good and lus perished by the fall of a tortoise. honourable ; not because they belong to Aúacreon (as was to be expected) owed them, but because they do not also belong his death to the fruit of the vine. Cra- tors. In modern practical systems of edutinus and Terence experienced the same cation, emulation is generally made the fate with Menander; Seneca, and Lucan, main spring, as if there were not enough were condemned to death by a tyrant, of the leaven of disquietude in our nacut their veins, and died repeating their tures without inoculating it with this own verses; and Petronius Arbiter met dilutement. Emulation, by creating cona similar catastrophe. Lucretius, it is tention and envy, is a stimulant to the said, wrote under the delirium of a phil effect of such a stimulant is commonly to
heart rather than the talents; and the ter administered by his mistress, and destroyed himself from its effects. Poison, cramp and dwarf the human mind; cren though swallowed under very different allowing it all the success which has injucircumstances, cut short the days both diciously been ascribed to it, it will but of Socrates and Demosthenes ; and Cice- purchase a little knowledge at the exro fell under the proscription of the Tri- pense of_virtue ! "umvirate. It is truly wonderful that so *many men, the professed votaries of peace niard sleeps on every affair of importance;
Every nation has its traits': the Spaand retirement, should have met with fates so widely different from that to the Italians fiddle upon every thing; the which the common casualties of life French promise every thing and do no
Germans smoke upon every thing; the should seem to expose them.
thing; the British islanders eut upon THE THREE EMBLEMS OF UNCERTAINTY.
every thing; and the windy subjects of In some dull and ill-written letters by American colocracy talk upon every one Wickford, a singular passage occurs. thing ! Speaking of English politics, and the approach of the Princess from England to The exploits of the combined armies Holland to espouse William the Stadt- in the campaign of 1814 and 15 hare na-bolder, lie observes : “ but this depends turally thrown into the shade the serson three things most uncertain, viz. the vices to which Germany owed her fame wind, a woman's will, and a British in former wars, and might have, shnder Parliament!'
a wiser conduct, owed her independence;
BOULEAU AND RACINE
[Aug. 1, but the memory of Schill is still honoured Stranger! no stone might dare to tell as that of the most distinguished and His name, who on this red spot fell! gallant partizan that all those wars pro- These steps are steps of German men, duced. “As he died under the reign of Who, when the Tyrant's in his den, Buonaparte, all public honours would come crowding round, with midnight tread, only have drawn down vengeance ; but To vow their vengeance o'er the dead;the spirit of the people was not to be Dead, no! that spirit's lightning still, totally quenched, and the actions of this Soldier! thou see'st the grave of Schill! gallant officer were recorded in all the more secret and safer forms of memo
Praise no person's verses but their own. rial. A pillar in an open field near They assume the character of universal Stralsund, bore an inscription in Ger- critics, and not a ballad escapes their man, of which the following is a transla
censure. tion. The popular attention was too
Their powers of versification
are good, but their erudition very superstrongly attracted to it, and it was short
ficial. ly removed.
Boileau fancied he possessed a secret INSCRIPTION. Who rests this nameless mound beneath,
worth knowing in the composition of Thus rudely piled upon the heath?
poetry; he always made the second line Naked to winds' and waters' sweep,
of his couplet before the first, in order, Does here some gloomy outcast sleep?
as he said, to infuse greater energy and Yet many a footstep, freshly round, compression by confining the sense to Marks it as loved, as holiest ground! narrow limits.' Itis, perhaps, the adopStranger! this mound is all the grave
tion of this plan which has given such of one who lived-as live the brave;
epigrammatic turns to many passages in Nor ever hearts devoted tide
his writings. More nobly poured than when he died :
NEW ACTS, PASSED IN THE SIXTH SESSION OF THE FIFTI PAPLIAMENT OF THE UNITED
KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND-- 58 660., 111. (1818). Cap. XXVI. An Act to continue,
XXXI. An Act to amend an Act passuntil the fifth day of July one thousand ed in the fifty-third year of his Majesty's eight hundred and nineteen, two Acts reign, to make further regulations for made in the fifty-fourth and fifty-sixth the building and repairing of Court years of his present Majesty's reign, for Houses and Sessions Houses in Ireland. regulating the Trade in Spirits between - May 23. Great Britain and Ireland reciprocally,
XXXII. An Act to amend so much of and to amend the same.-May 23
an Act of the fifty-fifth year of his preXXVII. An Act to permit the Im- sent Majesty as relates to the Salaries of portation of certain Articles into his Clergymen officiating as Chaplains in Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in the Houses of Correction.—May 23. West Indies, or on the continent of XXXIII. An Act to alter the AllowSouth America, and also certain Articles ance for broken Plate Glass, and to exinto certain Ports in the West Indies.- empt Manufactures of certain Glass May 23.
wares from Penalties for not being XXVIII. An Act to repeal an Act Licensed.—May 23. made in the fifty-sixth year of his present
XXXIV. An Act to repcal the seveMajesty's reign, for establishing the ral Bounties on the Exportation of reuse of an Hydrometer called Sikes's Hy- fined Sugar from any part of the United drometer, in ascertaining the strength Kingdom, and to allow other Bounties of Spirits, instead of Clarke's Hydro- in lieu thereof, until the fifth day of neter, and for making other Provisions July one thousand eight hundred and in lieu thereof-May 23,
twenty, and for reducing the size of the XXIX. An Act for regulating the Packages in which refined Sugar may be payment of Fees for Pardons under exported.- May 23. the Great Seal.- May 23.
XXXV. An Act to provide for the XXX. An Act for preventing frivol- maintaining of the Royal Canal, from cus and vexatious Actions of Assault the River Liffey to the River Shannon and Battery, and for slanderous words in Ireland.-May 23. in Courts.- May 23.
XXXVI. An Act to carry into execu
47 tion a Treaty made between his Majesty for preventing the increase of infectious and the King of Spain, for the prevent- fevers in Ireland.-May 30. ing Traffic in Slaves.-May 28.
XLVIII. An Act to amend an Act. XXXVII. An Act for further con- passed in the last Sessions of Parliament, . tinuing, until the fifth day of July one to encourage the establishment of Banks thousand eight hundred and nineteen an for savings in England. -May 30. Act of the 44th of his present Majesty XLIX. An Act to explain three Acts, to continue restrictions in Payments of passed in the 46th, 47th, and 51st years Cash by the Bank of England.-May 28. of his Majesty's reign, respectively for
XXXVIII. An Act to extend and the abolition of the Slave Trade.render more effectual the present Regu- May 30. lations for the relief of Seafaring Men L. An Act to amend and continue, and Boys, Subjects of the United King- until the 10th day of November 1820, doms of Great Britain and Ireland, in An Act passed in the 56th year of his Foreign Parts.- May 28.
present Majesty, to repeal the duties XXXIX. An Act to explain and payable in Scotland upon wash and annend an Act passed in the fifty-sixth spirits, and Distillers Licenses ; to grant year of the reign of his present Majesty, other duties in lieu thereof, and to for amending the Law of Ireland respect- establish further regulations for the ing the recovery of Tenements from ab- distillation of spirits from Corn, for home sconding, overholding and defaulting Te- consumption in Scotland.-May 30. nants, and for the Protection of the Te LI. An Act to amend certain Acts nant from undue distress.—May 28. passed in the 4th year of King Edward
XL. An Act to continue the Laws the fourth, first and tenth years of now in force relating to Yeomanry Corps Queen Anne, first, and twelfth years of in Ireland.-May 28.
King George the first, and thirteenth, XLI. An Act to amend an Act made twenty-second, and twenty-ninth years in the fifty sixth year of his present of King George the Second, and thirMajesty, for regulating and securing the teenth and fifty-seventh years of King Collection of the Duties on Paper in Ire- George the Third, prohibiting the payland, and to allow a Drawback of the ment of the wages of workmen in cerDuty on Paper used in printing certain tain trades otherwise than in the lawful Books at the Press of 'Trinity College Coin or Money of this Realm.-- May 30. Dublin.- May 28.
LII. An Act to continue until the XLII. An Act for. enabling the Trus- 20th day of June 1820, An' Act of the tee of certain premises at Great Yar- 52nd year of his present Majesty, for mouth in the County of Norfolk, held in the more effectual preservation of the trust for his Majesty, to execute a con Peace, by enforcing the duties of Watchveyance of the same to a purchaser ing and Warding.—May 30. thereof
LIII. An Act for enabling his Majesty XLIII. An Act for preventing the to make further provision for his Royal, Destruction of the Breed of Salmon, Highness the Duke of Kent, and to and fish of the Salmon kind, in the settle an annuity on the Princess of Rivers of England.-May 28.
Leiningen, in case she shall survive his, XLIV. An Act to alter the Applica- said Royal Highness.- May 30. tion of part of the Sum of fifty thousand LIV. An Act to grant certain Rates, pounds granted by an Act passed in the Duties, and Taxes in Ireland, in respect 56th year of the reign of his present of Fire Hearths, Windows, Male SerMajesty, intituled an Act for improving vants, Horses, Carriages, and Dogs, in' the Road from the City of Glasgow to lieu of former rates, duties, and taxes the City of Carlisle.—May 28.
thereon, and to provide for the payment XLV. An Act for building and pro- thereof to the collectors of Excise, and moting the building of additional for the more effectual accounting for the Churches in Populous Parishes.- same.- June 1. May 30.
LV. An Act to continue until the 5th XLVI. An Act for relief of Persons day of July 1819, Two Acts of the entitled to Entailed Estates to be pur- 54th year of his present Majesty, for chased with trust monies in that part of repealing the duties of customs on Madthe United Kingdom called Ireland, - der imported into Great Britain, and for May 30,
granting other duties in lieu thereof. ÝLVII. An Act to establish Fever June 1. Hospitals and to make other regulations LVI. An Act to make perpetual an. or relief of the Suffering Poor, and Aet of the 46th year of his Majesty
(Aug. 1, granting an additional bounty on the or more of the Commissioners for the Exportation of the Silk Manufactures of reduction of the National Debt to exerGreat Britain.-June 1.
cise all the powers and authorities given LVII. An Act to amend an Act of the to the said Commissioners by any Act or 55th year of his present Majesty, for Acts of Parliament.-- June 3.1 granting Duties of Excise in Ireland LXVII. An Act to provide for the upon certain Licences, and for securing more deliberate investigation of presentthe payment of such Duties and the re ments to be made by Grand Juries for gulating the issuing of such Licences.- roads and public works in Ireland, and June 1.
for accounting for money raised by such LVIII. An Act to defray the charge presentments. June 3. of the Pay, Clothing, and contingent LXVIII. An Act to repeal so much expences of the disembodied Militia of of an Act passed in Ireland, in the 9th Great Britain, and for granting allow- year of the reign of Queen Ame, inances in certain cases to Subaltern Ofi- ituled An Act for taking away the benecers, Adjutants, Quarter-Masters, Sur. fit of Clergy in certain cases, and for geons, Surgeon's Mates, and Serjeant- taking away the book in all cases, and Majors of Militia, until the 25th day of for repealing part of the statute for March 1819.-June 1.
transporting Felons, as takes away the LIX. An Act for defraying until the benefit of Clergy from persons stealing 25th day of June 1819 the charge of the privily from the person of another, and pay and clothing of the Militia of Ire- more effectually to prevent the crime of land, and for making allowances in Larceny from the person.- June 3. certain cases to subaltern officers of the LXIX An Act for the regulation of said Militia during peace.- June 1, Parish Vestries.-- June 3. ' LX. An act to continue, until three LXX. An Act for repealing such months after the ceasing of any restric- parts of several Acts as allow pecuniary tion imposed on the Bank of England and other rewards on the conviction of from issuing cash payments; the several persons for highway robbery, and other acts for confirming and continuing the crimes and offences, and for facilitating restrictions on payments in cash by the the means of prosecuting persons acBank of Ireland. - June 1.
cused of Felony and other offences. LXI. An Act for the better accomo June 3. dation of his Majesty's packets within LXXI. An Act for granting to his the Harbour on the North side of the Majesty a sum of money to be raised by hill of Howth, and for the better regula- Lotteries.- June 3. tion of the shipping therein.-June 1. LXXII. An Act for improving and
LXII. An Act to continue until the completing the Harbour of Dunmore in 1st day of August 1819 two Acts of his the County of Waterford, and rendering
present Majesty allowing the bringing of it a fit situation for his Majesty's Packets. . Coals, Culm, and Cinders to London - June 3. and Westminster.-June 1.
LXXIII. An Act for Regulating the LXIII. An Act to revive and con- Payment of Regimental Debts, and the tinue until the 25th day of March 1819, distribution of the effects of Officers An Act made in the 19th year of his and Soldiers dying in service, and the present Majesty, to permit the importa- receipt of sums due to Soldiers--Junc 5. tion of Tobacco from any place what LXXIV. An Act for the further ever.-June 3.
Regulation of Payment of Pensions to LXIV. An Act to make further regu- Soldiers upon the establishments of lations respecting the payment of Navy Chelsea and Kilmainham.-June 5. Prize Money, and to authorize the LXXV. An Act for the more effectual Governors of Greenwich Hospital to Prevention of Offences connected with pay over certain shares of prize money the unlawful destruction and sale of due to Russian seamen to his Excellency Game.-June 5. the Russian Ambassador.-- June 3. LXXVI. An Act to subject Foreign
LXV. An Act for repealing the ers to Arrest and Detention for smug. duties of Excise on Verjuice and Vine- gling within certain distapces of any of gar, and granting other duties in lieu the dominions of his Majesty, for reguthercof, and for more effectually securing lating rewards to the seizing Officers, the duties of Excise on Vinegar or according to the Tonnage of Vesscis or Acetous Acid.- June 3.
Boats seized and condemned, and for the LXVI. An Act to empower any three further prevention of the Importa:ion
49 of Tea without making due entry thereof LXXX. An Act to amend an Act with the Officers of Customs and Ex- passed in the 57th year of his present cise. June 5s
Majesty for permitting the transfor of LXXVI. An Act to repeal the Duty Capital from certain public stooks or upon Rock Salt delivered for feeding or funds in Great Britain to certain public mixing with the food of Cattle, and im- stocks or funds in Ireland.-- June 5. posing another duty, and making other LXXXI. An Act for extending to provisions in lieu thereof.-- June
that part of the United Kingdom called LXXVIII. An Act to make further Ireland, certain Provisions of the Parprovision for the better securing the liament of Great Britain in relation to Collection of the Duties on Malt, and to Executors under the age of twenty-one amend the laws relating to Brewers in years, and to matrimonial contracts.Ireland, - June 5.
June 5. LXXIX. An Act to amend an Act LXXXII. An Act to prevent Frauds of the 54th year of his present Majesty's in the Sale of Grain in Ireland.- June 5 reiga for granting duties on Auctions in Ireland. June 5.
JAMES Ikin, of the parish of Christ- ope part of sulphuric acid, diluted with five
church, Surrey, for un Improved Me- parts of water; one part of nitric acid, dithod of constructing Fire or Furnace luted with an equal portion of water, each Bars. Dated Jan. 27, 1818.
mixture to be kept separate : then ten parts These bars or gratings are so constructs of the former are to be united to one of the ed, with a hollow channel lengthwise in latter; which mixture is to be applied to the each, that water passing through them, tinned surface with a pencil
, and repeated keeps the whole cool. By making them of several times successively; after which the
east iron, this fluid has a free course from whole may be covered with a varnish or jazone: bar to another, till, having passed pan, and polished. through all, it is discharged at another open
Patents lately granted. ingo and succeeded by a fresh supply. The
John Dyson, of Watford, Hertfordshire, contrivance is simple enough, but the bene- for certain apparatus for the culture and til.
fits, arising from it are considerable; as, lage of land.-Dated May 26,1818.
Charles Greenway, of Manchester, Laning, bending, or even acquiring a red heat, cashire, cotton-spinner, for an improvement
fire be ever so great: secondly, it pre- in the operation of opening raw cotton or grating, and opposes the escape into the spinning the same; and by which improveash-pit of that heat which ought to ascend: ment such operation will be facilitated. and, lastly, furnishes a constant supply of Dated May 26, 1818. hot or cold water, according as either may builder, for improvements in the method
George Michael, of St. Austle, Cornwall, be requisite. Luis FELIXVALTET, of Walbrook,Genl. and also in the application of machinery to
of opening and shutting windows or sashes; * for the Manufucture of a new orna the opening and shutting window-shutters,
mento 1 Surface to Metal or Metallic and in other cases where the aforesaid imComposition.--Dated August 5, 1817. provements may be applied.—Dated May
The principle of this invention consists in 26, 1818. the application of such acids or saline com Henry Taylor, of Kingston, Surrey, gent. pounds as have a chemical affinity to act for improvements in machines, or apparaupon tin; and when employed as here re tus for catching and destroying rats and commended, give the appearance of a chrys- other vermin.---Dated May 26, 1818. talline surface in various modifications. To Thomas Homfray, of the Hyde, Kinfare, produce this effect, the composition must of Staffordshire, iron-master, for a new kind of course be previously coated with tin, unless bobbin or bobbins used in spinning and
All other manufactories.--Dated May 28, 1818. grease remaining on the surface must be re William Lester, of the Commercial Road, moved with a solution of potash, or any of Middlesex, engineer, for a method of inthe alkalis. The tin is then to be washed creasing and projecting light produced by with clear water, dried, and heated to a tem- lamps or other meang.-Dated June 2, perature that the hand may bear; after 1818. which any of the acids that act upon tin, or George Atkinson, of 'Leeds, Yorkshire, their yapours, will give the appearance of canvas manufacturer, for a combination of chrystalization. The patentee recommends, materials to produce an article resembling however, the following composition to be bombazeen.-Dated June 10, 180!8 laid on the surface with a brush or sponge: William Eaton, of Wiln Mills, DerbyNEw MONTHLY MAG.-No. 55.