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The word Haram in Arabic fignifies tinuation of which he is now engaged ; a pyramid. Jussieu has observed, that Cubieres, Sauvigni, Planchée Valcour. there is a triangular fruit at Madagascar In one of the carriages dispatched from in form of a pyramid, which bears the Turin to Paris, loaded with the monu. · same name; and this trifling coincidence ments of the arts and sciences collected in has been considered by some of the French Piedmont, was the Ifac table, which may Savans, as a proof, that the Arabs were be considered as deserving to be placed in the conquerors of Madagascar.

the first rank of them. There are very A Ruffian of the name of KARAMSIN, few Egyptian relics better preserved. It a native of Moscow, published some years appears to be of a factitious metal, covered ago in the Moscow Fournal (of which he over with a plasterin imitation of brownish was editor) in a series of letters, the diary marble, spoited with red. The figures ar of his Travels through Germany and designed by filver-wire incrufted in this fouthern Europe ; which were received matter ; some few bits of this wire have with general approbation ; even Catherine been taken away, and this is the only in"read them with great pleasure, as they jury this antique table has sustained. In were written in a classical style in the edges are covered with hieroglyphics. Ruffian language, which the Empress Next to the above table, the French apherself spoke in a masterly manner. These pear to place the Albanian tables, those of Jetters have been collected by the author, which the naked figures have been covered and published in 6 small volumes, and this with drapery. The opinion that this in form attracted ftill more general attention). jury was without remedy turns out to be The work has been translated into Ger- crroneous. The French artists conceive rio man by John Richter, a German, residing difficulty in taking off those veils which a in Moscow, to whom we are indebted for barbarous taste only would have made ufe an interesting Sketch of the Manners of of. Among other valuable paintings of Moscow," with cuts, Leipzig, 1799. the above packages, are two very intereft. The translation of Koramlin's Travels ing ones of Luther and his wife, by Hol. under the title Briefe eines reijenden Ruffen, beins. These are considered as historical won Karampin, &c. likewise made its appear- monuments. Luther is painted at fomeance at Leipzig in 1799, in 2 vols. with thing more than forty years of age; he cuts.

appears to be a man full of vigour and Another volume of Notices tirées des health ; a full firm eye, fresh colour ; and Manuscrits de la Bibliotheque Nationale has with an air of reflection. His wife is at last appeared, after being several years older, she appears to have passed fifty ; in the press. More than one half is by has deep wrinkles in the face, which retains Sylvestre de Sacy, and was finished several the traces of lost beauty; her head is years ago.

dressed in a very disagreeable manner, after On the 6th and 22d of Vendemiaire, year the mode of the peasants in the weft of . vii, the new Institute at Paris, which France. The same conveyance also brought styles itself Portique Républicain, held their thirty manuscript volumes of Pirro-Ligo. first fittings. The situation of the place rio. The publication of the most interett of meeting, the ci-devant church of St. ing part of them has been suggested. Philippe du Roule, now rebaprised “ The The amphithentre of Nilmes, the fineft * Temple of Concord,” is very inconve- monument of the kind in France, and, as : nient, as it stands in one of the outermost manyasfert, even in Italy, is about to be fuburbs, quite out of the circle of the Pa- cleared of its extraneous buildings and rub. rifian world. But then the rent of this bilhwhich hide it from the view of publit church was so much the less, and this admiration. 50,000 livres are said to beemis a very important circumstance for ployed in this great, and, as it will be the purses of the Aljociées, as the most of generally deemed, laudable work; so that them are poets, and those not even the after seventeen centuries and more of inus favoured by government. The poet, Piis, tility, it is designed this arena fhall serve is properly the founder of the society. the purposes of gymnastic exercises, or In conjunction with him several others of the contribute to the convenience and fpleien discontented citizens of Mount Parnassus, dour of the public feasts, and other points have declared themselves in a state of in- of national glory. surrection, Of the number are Parny, The astronomers at Paris had an oppor. who was not able to open to himself the tunity of well-observing the last conjuncgares of the National Inititute, by the tion of Venus with the fun; the conjuna * War of the Gods," in writing a con- tion took place on the 16th of October,

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1799, at 181 13' 47" medium Parifan carries with him an immense geographical time; in oS 230 53°?". The result of port-folio. Rizzi-Zannoni is said to postheir observations nearly corresponded with less about twelve thousand maps and geoLalande's Tables ; 5" at moft Lhould be graphical draughts. The numerous maps added to the central equation, and 3" be published by him are well known to all deduded from the inclination of the orbit, geographers, especially his maps of Poand 30" from the secular motion.

land, America, and Naples. Of his MESSIER law at Paris the comet for the Carta geogr. del Regno di Napoli eleven laft time on the 25th of October, 1799. numbers have appeared. His Atlante maIt was then near a star of the sixth magni. ritimo che contiene il perimetro littorale de tude, in the knee of Ophiuchus, at 6 32' Regno di Napoli consists of twenty-five 45" true Parisian time ; direct ascension sheets, and costs fifteen and a half ducati. 254° 57' 50"; aberration south 13° 2' 12". His Atlas of Italy has not been completed, The comet could be only once compared only twelve maps of it having yet been with the star ; as the heavens became sud. published. Of the Venetian and Paduan denly overcaft.

territory four sheets have appeared, which Citizen Fortia, of Avignon, is print- he had drawn for a Nobile Contarini. Of ing at Paris a new edition of the Greek late he has been occupied with the publiText of the Treatise of Aristarchus of cation of a new map della Lombardia colle Simos, with a Latin and French translation, fue Regioni aggiunti, four sheets; another to which he has added very learned notes. map della Italia Cisalpina, four sheets,

LALANDE has written an eulogy on his from the Maritime Alps to Buccari and friend and countryman (they were born in Fiume ; and a map of Dalmatia, in one the fame department) General JOUBERT, Theet. "Rizzi-Zannoni was born at Vewho fo gloriously fell in Italy. BONA- nice in 1738; went to Paris, was sent to PARTE had the complacency to revise and Germany during the seven years war, recorrect this tribute to the memory of his turned to Paris ; embarked for America, brother in arms.

where he remained five years, and drew BURCKHARDT has read to the NA-' his map of America ; then returned to TIONAL INSTITUTE a Treatise on the Venice, whence he was invited to Naples snean Motions of the Planets, drawn from by the Chevalier d'Acton, Neapolitan miArabian Observations.

nister of marine. From several new and accurate observa At Michaelmas next, the second volume tions, the true longitude of Naples has of M. Pallas's New Travels will be been determined to be 47' 35 to 36" east published at Leipzig by Godfried Martifrom Paris.

ni. This splendid and interesting work A ftop has been put to the printing of will be accompanied with fifteen large LALANDE's Histoire Céleste, and of his Bi. views in the Crimea, and a number of bliographủe Afironomique, for want of a sup- copper plates, vignettes, and large maps. ply of money necessary to defray the ex At the same time with the original Gerpences. Lalande complained of this delay man, will appear a French translato his brother astronomer, LA PLACE, now tion. minister of the interior, who answered, that M. PALLAS has likewise resolved to he had no money, as the minister of war communicate to the botanical public his seized it all for military purposes. To Monographies of the following genera of complete the Histoire Céleste, only 120 plants, Salfola, Ajiragalus, Pedicularis, pages are wanting, containing observa. Hedysarum, Artemisia, of whose numerous tions by Dagelet. LA PLACE wishes species hardly one half are yet known. much có liave the printing of the Tables The first number of this work will be of Decimal Sinuses completed, which Borda published at Easter, and contains a descripcaused to be calculated by Cerifier, and fortion of the Astragalus Lin. of which M. which he gave him 1200 livres. La Place Pallas has collicted a great number of trad undertaken to print them at his own species from Europe, Asia, and especially expence, but Borda's heirs have not yet from the Russian empire. Linnæus was determined whether they will publish them acquainted with only 50 species of this geon their own account, or fell them. La- nus, which Pallas has increased to 116. lende fays that they are very incorrectly The figures were drawn from wild, and Printed.

mostly fresh, specimens, by the masterly Rizzi-ZANNONI, the celebrated geo- hand of M. GEISSLER, M. Pallas's félgrapher, is going to Paris, with the inten. low-traveller. Each number will contain, con of coding his days in France. He besides, eight copper-plates;


etched and coloured under the inspection every one, who does not buy them, is exof the original designer; and the whole be cluded. published by next Christmas.

The general catalogue of books to be In December of last year was published brought to the fair, which is published by Breitkopf in Leipzig, J. EBER's En. by Weidmanns at Leipzig some weeks beglish. German and German-Englis Dic. fore each fair, and to the making of which tionary, s vol. large octavo, in iwo divi- the book ellers in the different towns of bons. First division, “ complete Dictio- Germany contribute, by sending yp to the nary of the English Language for the Use publisher the titles of those works which of Germans," 2 vol. fecond division, They are to print at their own expence, is “ the New and Complete Dictionary of intended to give a summary view, not only the German and English Languages, com of those publications that are to be finifted posed chiefly after the German Dictiona- at the term of the ensuing fair, but also of ries of Mr. Adelung and of Mr. Schwan; those for which engagements are already elaborated by J. Ebers, 3 vol. 1793— made, but the term of whose appearing 1799." The author of this dictionary re cannot yet be fixed. But to literary prohded some time in England ; and was ma- ductions, laft summer seems to have been ny years teacher of the English language as unfavourable as to those of the soil. in the CAROLINE COLLEGE at Brunf. The last general catalogue of St. Michawick. In the composition of his work, he el's Fair, already reduced to so small a fize, had recourse to Johnson's, Kenrick's, She- would Ihrink to a few sheets only, if ndan's, and Walker's Dictionaries, Cham- all the articles omitted at the time of the bers's Cyclopædia, Grole's Claf. Diet. of Easter-Fair, or repeated with some inconthe Vulgar Tongue ; in short, all the fiderable alterations, all continuations and belt dictionaries and grammars of both new editions, small pamphlets, and ephelanguages.

meral writings, Mhould be struck out from it. View of the General Catalogue of the New

Husbandry and economical reports fi. Publications of German Booksellers at the gure very high in it. The turnip-Sugar, Autumnal Fair at Leipsie.

an invention of Mr. Achard of Berlin, very

much talked of last summer, and encou(Communicated by our Correspondent at Weimar.) raged by high premiums, but by a recent

The bookfellers-trade in Germany al- report of the committee named by the king fumed already as early as last century a

of Pruria sunk very much in the general form quite different from what it has in opinion, has produced fix different tracts. England and other countries, by the Ger. Several parts of mathematics, techman bookfellers resorting to fairs, which nology, and natural philosophy are rento an English book teller would be an ob- dered popular in a hundred different ject of aversion. But thele fairs must foon manners, che advantage of all which for be productive of many inttitutions, which the enlightening and improvement of the tend to render a summary view of all the lower claffes is not to be doubted of. But articles of trade more easy and expeditious. important and great works, which mighe Hence the catalogues of new books to be interest the nation at large, are not be brought to the fair, the exchange of books, fought for. The remarkable and trulyclassithe trade with books in complete sets, the cal Secret Hillary of the Congress of Rastadt, exact catalogue of new publications within 6 vol. by Mr. Haller of Berne, is even their prices, which appear twice a year, not registered; the cautious bookseller not and many other conveniences which a Ger- thinking fit to put his nane under the titleman first begins to value when he sees him. page. Some general observations, howfelf obliged at Paris, London, or Rome, ever, may perhaps not be improper here. to run a whole day for a book which is War and bloodshed are still all the order fold by only one bookleller. The books of the day, and it is with affliction that brought to the fair are sent about in bales; the peaceful friend of the Muses finds here for this reason our book sellers cannot tell about forty military books. The Prince de their books in boards, but only in sheets; Ligne,wiro,driven from his posemions in the and all the complaints brought in of late of Netherlands, resides still at Vienna, and this inconveniency, arise from ignorance enlivens the higher circles of life with his of the nature of the book lellers' trade in anecdotes and imart repartees, presents us Germany, and from disregarding the ad- with four works, once the fruits of his vantages which the reading of books in military experience ; of which number are theets, and the spreading about of various allo the Regulations of Frederic II. for knowledge produces in Imall towns and in Cavalry, otherwise kept in high secrecy, she country; for books in boards cannot Hoyer, an officer of the artillery of the be cut but by the proprietor, and of courle Elector of Saxony, generally esteemed for

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his deep knowledge in the science of war, we may judge fo by their title, and filly goes on with unremitting alsiduity in the pieces in the Bibliotheque of Novels ; tó publication of his Military Magazine, and which may be added ten other productions his clafical work for the Literature and of the same kind, independent of that cola Hiffery of War-Science is continued with le&tion. Even the Cartouches and Robin. out interruption. Even the horrid disco- fons are again raised from the dead. Scarcely very of a Frenchman, Boreux, which shews a few more valuable performances, as the how the effect of artillery might be in- Novantiken, done in the manner of the ces creased in fuch a manner as would render lebrated novel-writer, the late Mr. Mu.. all refiftance useless, has found a faithful faizof Weimar, hy Muller, at Itzchoe; Altranflator. Bonaparte has given way to Jun, by Matthijon; Scenes of Human Life, Saworof, whole life and exploits/ have by the author of Maria Mieler; and some been described in four German and two others are to be found out from under this French new publications. The Drules and filth. Readers of some inftruction will Mameloaks have, however, given rise to certainly first of all select Reinhardt's Ali some compilations, and the French in Egypt manach of Novels, published at Göttingen; 10 a sentimental novel, drawn as pretended the Almanach for Ladies, for Cotta at froan French papers.

Tubingen, in which three excellent tales of Of the sciences, chemistry and phy- Lafontaine, Huber, and Mrs. Wolzogen, facs have been most cultivated and en- the amiable author of Agnes of Lilien, ricbed by this fair. Alex von Humboldt, residing at Weimar, are to be found ; the whild he pats to practice and enlarges his Pastimes, by Mr. Becker; and fome other rare knowledge in another hemisphere, articles, which however do not announce baring embarked himielf for Peru and their contents and value by their title (as Mexico, inftructs the public by two im for instance, the History of a Voyage by a portant treatises on the Subterraneous Ga- Livonian Gentleman, Mr. Mernel, now les, and on the Chemical Solution of the residing at Weimar). But much matter Atmosphere. Ritter at Jena continues his of amusement is required to allay the fulaperiments on Galvanism. Professor Reit denness of winter, which is already of it. at Halle has published the second part of selfio tiresome, that the Theory of Idleness, bis Cure of Fevers, and Hufeland, at Jena, &c. (Theorie des Müsligangs und der faulenz Bis long expected Compendium on Patho. Krinjle), which is likewise a bubble of the logy, and his Observations on Nervous Fe- lait fair, will little contribute to alleviate it. kers. The system of Brown, very ably Though the knowledge of foreign discussed in the General Literary Review countries and nations has received some af jena by a Jewish Physician at Han enlargements particularly by Gaspari's over, Mr. Stieglitz, and skilfully defended Annals of Geography and Statisties, which by Professor Röschlaub at Wurtzburg, finds will afford us a comprehensive view of new defenders as well as adversaries (this what may accrue every year to those time three on each file). Girtanner has sciences, yet has the Michael Fair completed bis Examination of Darwin's been less fertile than ever in enterSyttern of Pra&ical Medicine ; and Freise taining Relations of Travels. The Collechiss translated Bed:loes's Experiments on the tions of Travels published by Voss at Ber. Effets of the Nitrous Acid. The ino- lin, and Hofmann at Hamburg, contains, eulation of the cow-pox, too, is brought in some new volumes, the best publicaDo our knowledge in several different ways. tions of this kind made in foreign coun. The researches of Jenner, its discoverer, tries; to which may be added La Rocheen that fubject have been translated into foucauld's important Voyage to North Larin, with notes by Caren, a physician of America, of which the last volume had Vienna ; and Pearson likewise appears in a been published from the original manuGerman attire. At laft, Wardenburg's script last fair ; and Karamlin's Travels Journal of a Medicinal Journey on the through Germany, translated from the Freach Methods of Curing Diftempers is Russian. The Journal of a Voyage througb fuified; and Winterfeld directs our atten. the Eastern and Southern Paris of Switzer tion anew to the Cold Baths for Children. land, by Frederica Brun, a German lady

How easily foever the insatiable avidity of of high talents, daughter of the ever rethe public for the reading of novels may be 'nowned Dr. Munter at Copenhagen, marsatisfied, it will be difficult to find a more ried to the first merchant of that capital, indigeftible and loathsome food than that gives occasion to many sorrowful compariwhich has been offered this fair, to the fons. The feeling author was allowed five hundred circulating libraries existing by her happy fituation to speak freely, and in Gumany by teventy-five pitifully, it has no occalion to thrink from a compa

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rison with the celebrated Letters of Mifs fiderable part of the public cannot yet perWilliams, how different foever the princi- fuade themselves that the eighteenth cen. ples may be with which both these travels tury will expire only at the close of the were undertaken.

year 1800, in behalf of which Mr. Kotze. The Autumnal-Fair has its own pe- bue has justly brought on the stage a theculiar line of productions, which consist atrical entertainment, called The New Cenin an infinite number of almanacks, tury; and whilft another part fights with the pocket-books, and memorandums for the arms of satire or reasoning againf those Jubsequent year, which justly may be sceptics; we see in this fair already all kinds filed the Lilliputian-library of Germany, of preparations to close it actually with every science and art having assigned to parentations and pious reflections. Mr. them their peculiar pocket - almanacks. Jebnisch, a clergyman of Berlin, whose pen This line contains this time 54 articles; is always prepared to lay hold on the most for all our knowledge is nouo reduced into fashionable topics, presents us with the first the form of pockei.books. There is an part of the Spirit and Character of the Eighalmanack for gamesters, for married peo- teenth Century, another with a Satyricople, and galanterie , which are to be con- SentimentalApostrople of the Eighteenth Cen. tinued, and a new one for wine-drinkers is tury, which he calls himself a satire ; Mr. added. In such inventions, Mr. Oemigke, Dedekind collects the Signs of the Time a bookseller at Berlin, particularly excels, at the End of the Eighteenth Century ; who knows how to inclose the philosopher's and the venerable Abbot Dr. Teller, at kone for both sexes in two almanacks, the Berlin published for the use of the clerone of which is destined for men, and calc gymen a Treatise taken from his Maled the Art to be Happy with Women; the gazine for Preachers : Signs of the Time, other for the fair lex, the Art to be Happy applied to the Public Teacbers of Religion with Men. The adepts in both arts are at the Expiration of the Century. according to the title, Göthe, Lafontaine, The most remarkable production, which Rousseau, and Wieland, and the whole is of promises full entertainment to a numerous conlequence a poor, paltry compilation part of the public, is Mercier's Nouveau from those authors,

Paris, which has appeared in 6 volumes, There is almost every season in the printed for Voeweg in Brunswick, together year a new general topic amongst the with a translation by Citizen Cramer ac literati of Germany, with much ink. Paris, and for which the defire of the read. thed on both sides of the question. ers' has already been raised by proofs exhiLast Easter Fair, the famous Kan. bited in French and German monthly matean philosopher, Professor Fichte at Jena, gazines. It is full of revolutionary anechad raised a general interest, by his Appeal dotes and whimsical remarks, with many to the Public, for the charge brought a jest cracked on the Parisian badauts, and against him for atheistica) tenets. Scarcely many a severe reproof on their fickleness. are we got out of the bustle raised con. There might ftill be made fome other cerning this very ridiculous imputation of reflections, with respect to some popular Atheilm (on which, however, a considera. writers, who, notwithstanding their ferti. ble number of treatises and pamphlets, lity, are justly, esteemed, as M. Hufeland even a Quint essence of Fichte's Appeal, is still at Jena, Busch at Hamburg, and Funke mentioned in the Jait catalogue); but we at Dessau, of whom the formeris come forare threatened with a new attack by the ward with eight, the other two with seven Jews, who offer to intrude into the Chrif. new performances,or new editions of former rian church. Friedlander's Letter of lume publications, or concerning some new-fashFathers of Jews' Families, and Teller's ioned booksellers-addresses;as for instance, Reply, tept already forth last winter, British Compter of Commissions at Hamwhich now are followed, as inbattle array, burg, a name which may perhaps be apby a crowd of Conliderations and Advices, plied with equal justness to that whole against which even the vigilant De Luc town ; Library of the Compendious Biblirailed his voice in vain. But the principal otheque at Berlin ; Magazine of Literature ftorm seems to be gathering still for ihe at Leipzig, &c. But luch reflections will next fair. The Jews of Berlin will and occur of themselves to the attention of must be Chriftians indeed. Whilft a con- every reader.


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