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the “ Philological Society" at Bucharest is eighteen, to which must be added ten corresponding members, mostly at Vienna.

Among the works announced, is a literal paraphrase of of Homer, 2 vols. 8vo. the manuscript of which was found in the library of Alexander Mauracordat, who died at Constantinople. It is written on parchment ; and appears to date in the 12th century.


Art. XXVIII. Archiv fur Asiatische Literatur, &c. Archives of the Li

terature, History, and Languages of Asia, published by J. Klaproth, by order of the Academy of St. Petersburgh. Tom. 1. 4to. pp. 224. With Plates and Woodcuts.

THIS work deserves notice on account of the difficulty both of main

taining intercouse with, and procuring intelligence from, those rernote districts of Asia, to which the major part of the articles contained in it relate. Concerning these districts M. Klaproth has here collected a number of valuable documents, the principal materials of which he obtained during a long residence on the frontiers of China ; and afterwards, during his travels to, and about Mount Caucasus, in 1807, and 1808.

In the first memoir, he institutes a parallel between the principal written characters of Asia. These he compares with German writing. The engravings annexed, represent the principal lines of the Turkish, Persian, Arabic, Nantchew, Chinese and Georgian styles of writing. The characters of each language are added, with their accents. The second memoir relates to the languages of Caucasus', which the author divides into four principal branches the dialect of the Avāres ; the Kaszi-Chumuk; the dialect of the Akusı hes ; and that spoken in the territory of Kura, in southern Daghestan; of this last, little is known, but from conjecture. In the third memoir the author investigates the origin of the Afghans; and this, by comparing the words and phrases of their language with those of the Zeud and Pahlavi, the Curds, &c. he ioclines to derive from Media ; and supposes that they inhabited the mountains which extend themselves between Persia, Hindostan, and Bactriana. The fourth memoir is intitled Babar Na'shmeli, or “ the Book of Council.” It written in the Turco-tartarian language ; and consists of a parration by Sultan Babar, who founded the Mogul Empire in Hindostan, in the beginning of the XVIth Century, of his warlike achievements. Only the description of Ferghana, is here translated. Sir George Staunton's Treatise on Vaccination, written in Chinese forms the fifth memoir. The author also presents us with some historical fragments on the conotries, and languages of Ava and Pegu, with a vocabulary of the Boroana tongue,-as also of the language of the islands Lieu-Kifüs, situated be. tween Japan and the island of Formosa. The volume concludes with * Observations on the Frontiers, between Russia and China," made during a Journey in those parts in 1806.

The second volume of this work is expected shortly. We should suppose that some of the articles would amply renay the labour of translating them.


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Sir Humphry Davy will publish early out of print, is again at press, and will in November, “ Elements of Agricul. be republished in the course of a month. tural Chemistry,” in a course of lectures Mr. Frey has in the press his Hebrew delivered before the Board of Agriculture, and English Grammar; and a Diction-illustrated with plates, engraved by ary in two parts; the first containing all Lowrie.

the primitives and derivatives in the HeMessrs. Longman and Co., have near- brew and Chaldaic languages, with a ly ready for publication, the Reports, Latin and English translation; and the Estimates, and Treatises, embracing the second, the principal words in Latin and several subjects of Canals, Navigable English, with a Hebrew translation. Rivers, Harbours, Piers, Bridges, Drain- At press, a Lexicon of the New Tesing, Embanking, Lighthouses, Machi- tament. This work is principally innery of various Descriptions; including tended for the use of schools, and is Fire Engines, Mills, &c. &c. with other consequently less extensive than ParkMiscellaneous Papers ; drawn up in the hurst's Lexicon, though compiled on a Course of his Employment as a Civil somewhat similar plan. The various Engineer. By the late Mr. Joha literal and metaphorical significations of Smeaton, F.R.Š. Illustrated with platas, every word used by the sacred writers, engraved by Lowrie, printed chiefly are given in English : difficult expresfrom his manuscripts, under the direction sions and phrases are concisely eluciof a Select Committee of Civil Engi- dated, and those variations of the verb. neers, in three volumes, quarto.

or noun, which could occasion any dif'The Author of the " Mental Teles. ficulty to the young student are insertcope," has made considerable progress ed and referred to their schemes. in a tale designed for youth, and to be The Rev. Robert Walpole has in the entitled “ Rose and Emily, or Sketches press, an Essay on the misrepresenta. of Youth."

tions, ignorance, and plagiarism of cerDr. Bateman has been engaged for ta in infidel writers. some time past, in preparing for public The Rev. Dr. James Brown has in the cation a short Treatise on the Diseases press, a Historical and Political Explaof the Skin, according to the lucid ar- nation of the Book of Revelation, inrangement devised by the late Dr. tended to show that it is an allegorical Willan; which is calculated to teach representation of the miserable governaccuracy in the discrimination of the ments of the world, and their final exappearances of eruptive disorders, and tinction in the reign of the Redeemer. to render the language, in this depar A Critical Account of the Life, Chament of medicine, clear and definite. racter and Discourses of Mr. Alexander From a long connection with the same Morus, the celebrated preacher and propublic institution with Dr. Willan, and fessor in Geneva and Holland, and af. from direct personal communication on terwards minister of Charentonin France, these topics, Dr. Bateman will be is preparing; in which the attack made enabled to include in his Synopsis, a upon him by Milton will be particularly view of the unfinished parts of the clas- considered. Some of the select sermons sification, as well as of those already of Morus, now first translated by a mia before the public.

nister in Scotland, will be subjoined, the The Collection of above Six Hundred whole forming a small octavo volume. Hymns, designed as a Supplement to Mr. Jackson is printing at Oxford a Dr. Watts's, and selected by the Rev. Grammar of the Æolo-Doric or Modern Elward Will'ams, and the Rev. James Greek tongue, vulgarly called the RoBoden, which has been for some time maic; in which the peculiarities of the


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Aolo-Doric will be traced to the respec- by engravings, is in the press. tive dialects of which the modern Greek The Rev. Wm. Beloe has compacted is composed.

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