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Rang loud, and stopped him in his pride of place. small town, similarly situated, and not a back; which, before the discovery of Pom-
He fell, slow wheeling on his outspread wings, mile off from it. In returning to Naples, peii, was unknown.
Bequeathing all he left to thee ;-a name. on the third day, we stopped at a large san- On the 6th of this month (February,
The EAGLE of thy tribe! Thy piercing eye
Has fed the eagle.* Was thy tribe cruel,

dy looking bank, on the right side of the 1824), we made our visit to the top of veOr kind, when full of age, they cast thee forth

road, about ten miles from town. The suvius. The ascent and descent along the Upon that wilderness the world, to thee

bank was that which destroyed Pompeii, lava take about five hours. We had, forA lonelier place than wood or mountain high, A. D. 79; and we were now at the walls of tunately Salvadori for our guide, who told Or the deep glen, or the remotest cave?

that city. There are few things so strange us all about the different eruptions, &c. &c. And didst thou die, neglected and alone, Or was it thine in victory to fall ?

as a walk through the silent streets of a The crater is not at all the thing I expected, Or fan the flame with thy heroic breath,

town, which, for 1700 years, has been hid but a gulph of most immense size, and one As round thee curled the slow consuming fire,

from the light of day and the world, when can see to the very bottom of it. I can Victim indeed! the requiem yelling

the manners and every-day scenes of so re- scarcely believe what we were told that it is O'er thine own ashes? Such was not thy end ! mote an age, stand revealed, unchanged, four and a half miles round the crater, and Thine aged body found a tranquil death,

after so long an interval. It would appear that its depth is two thousand feet; but it And slept among the dewy leaves again A long, unbroken sleep; and in that tree

that, sixteen years before the shower of is a most horrid, magnificent sight. Here Which cradled it, it found its airy grave.

sand and ashes from Vesuvius occurred, an and there a quantity of smoke is seen curlW.C. earthquake had nearly ruined the town; so ing up the rocky sides; but at present the

that the houses are roofless, partly from mountain is very quiet. All around is a The features of the dead, being exposed by the that cause, and from the weight of ashes dark, black looking waste of lava, extendmode of burial among these Indians, are first de which fell. Otherwise they stand just as ing to the sea; and near the foot are the voured by the birds of prey.

they were left. The streets are narrow, vineyards of the Lachryma Christi. In but paved ; and the mark of the carriage spite of the sad example of Herculaneum wheels in the lava pavement is evident. In and Pompeii, villages are sprinkled here

Murat's time four thousand men were em- and there, at the very foot of the mountain ; O that the desert were my dwelling place, With one fair spirit for my minister.""

ployed in excavating; and so a great num- and our guide told us that one of them, call.

ber of houses, perhaps one third of the ed Torre del Greco, had now been destroy.
There's an island afar in the blue western sea, town, have been uncovered; but at presented fourteen times, and another seven. The
Where spring smiles forever for you, love, and me; there are only eleven men and a few boys day was very clear and beautiful, and the
The winds breathing fragrance will waft away care, at work. I fancy the Neapolitans find the view very fine. The country around Na-
And sorrow and envy can never come there.

expense of giving 20,000 Austrian troops ples, towards the hills, is so rich and pro-
The sun when he sets on the fountain and flowers, double pay a little troublesome; and so ex- ductive, that it is called the Campagna
Will leave not a bower so delicious as ours; cavations must stand over for the present. Felice; but still the people are poor and
And the moon rising pale on that island of green The houses were all small, generally of two miserable.
Will shed her calm light over souls as serene. stories, but beautifully painted; and the

figures of animals, such as horses, peacocks, SIMPLE METHOD OF LIQUEFYING THE GASES.
To solitudes lovely then hasten with me
Where Paradise blooms in the isle of the sea;

&c. are as bright as that day they were 0! I shall not regret the lost Eden of bliss painted. There are two theatres standing, simple method of liquefying the gases by

Sir H. Davy has recently used a very With a being like you, in an island like this. and one amphitheatre, all nearly perfect; the application of heat. 'It consists in plac

S. H. but I find it impossible to give you any idea ing the gas in one leg of a sealed bent

of the wonders we saw in one walk through tube, confined by mercury, and applying Pompeii

. At one time, we walked up a heat to ether, alcohol, or water, in the other INTELLIGENCE.

street, called the Strada dei Mercanti, on end. In this way, by the pressure of the

either side of us, the shops of mosaic selVISIT TO PÆSTUM, POMPEII, AND VESUVIUS. lers, statuaries, bakers, &c. &c. with the vapour of ether, he liquified prussic gas,

and sulphureous acid gas.

W ben these
owner's name painted in red, and the sign gases were reproduced they occasioned
About fifty miles from Albergo Vittoria, of his shop rudely carved above the door. cold.
are the ruins of three temples, standing to the mill in the baker's shop, and the oven,
gether on the seashore, at a place called amused us much. At another time, we

CHINESE YEAR.
Pæstum. We made up a party last week, passed through the hall of Justice, the tem-
and drove out to these ruins. It was cold, ple of Hercules, the villa of Cicero, and

Mr Davis has shown, in a paper lately clear weather, and the Apennines were the villa of Sallust. The only villa of three published in the London Philosophical covered with snow, but a more interesting stories I observed, belonged to a man call. Transactions, that the Chinese year is a trip we never made. The ruins are the ed Arrius Diomedes (his name was at the lunar year, consisting of twelve months of most magnificent in Italy, particularly what outside of the door); and, in the cellar, twenty-nine and thirty days alternately, with is called the temple of Neptune, with four- beside some jars for wine, still standing, the triennial intercalation of a thirteenth teen large Doric pillars in length and eight was the skeleton of this poor fellow found month, or rather an intercalation seren in the other direction. Further than these with a purse in one hand, and some trink- times in nineteen years, to make the year ruins, and the wall of the town, not a vestige ets in his left, followed by another, bearing correspond more nearly with the sun's of it remains; and what is very singular

, up some silver and bronze vases, the last course. It has not been ascertained why scarce a notice now exists of any account supposed to have been his servant. They they fix upon the fifteenth degree of Aqua. of the town, though it must have been a bad been trying to escape by taking refuge rius as a rule for regulating the commencevery considerable maritime place. Like in the cellar. Many other curious things ment

of their lunar year, but they have most of the other places on that coast, it have been discovered here, and a great deal an annual festival about the recurrence of must have been a Greek settlement; but may yet be brought to light, for, from a this period, which resembles the deification times, alas! have sadly changed with it, for ticket of a sale stuck up on the wall of a

of the god Apis.
now three solitary farin-houses are all that house, it would appear that one person had
remain, owing to its being unhealthy in no fewer than pine hundred shops to let.

VACCINATION IN CHINA.
summer. There is something very incom- The street of the tombs is the most im- Mr Davis, in the paper just quoted, men-
prehensible about the unhealthiness of towns pressive; they are beautiful and extremely tions the following curious fact. When Dr
in Italy; for the town of Salerno, situated interesting. One for the gladiators has à Pearson made the Chinese his invaluable
on a beautiful bay, which we passed along, representation of the different modes of present of vaccine inoculation, it was ac-
is almost deserted by its inhabitants in sum- fighting carved on it; and from this it would companied by a small pamphlet, in Chinese
mer; and yet they find safety at another seem, that they occasionally fought on horse- containing a few necessary directions as to

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WATERSPOUT IN FRANCE.

the use of the virus, and stating the discovery, carried off the roofs of two inhabited houses, the names of all works of every kind, pre-
to have been English. A purified edition of and advanced along the mountain in the paring for publication, in the press, or
this little book was very soon after publish- district of Quigliano, where it dissipated it-
ed, in which not one word was retained as self near the convent of Capuchins, situated recently published. As they will be in-
to its origin, nor any trace by which it in the village It tore up many large trees of serted in the Gazette, it is particularly
could be known that the discovery was not all kinds, and committed ravages, the extent desired that the exact titles be stated at
Chinese.

of which was not certainly ascertained.
The preceding accounts are contained in

length.
the Paris Moniteur and in the Bibliothèque *** The proprietors of Newspapers, for

Universelle. In the arrondissemens of Dreux and of

which this Gazette is exchanged, and of Mantes, about three o'clock on the twenty

AURORA BOREALIS.

which the price is less than that of the sixth of August, 1823, a storm came on from the S. W. accompanied with a sudden and of 1820 and 1821, in Iceland, made nume- ence.

Dr. L. Thienemann, who spent the winter Gazette, are expected to pay the differpowerful heat. A waterspout was seen not

C. H. & Co. far from the village of Boucourt, having its rous observations on the polar lights. He broad base resting on the ground, and its results of his observations:

states the following as some of the general summit lost in the clouds. It consisted of a

TO CORRESPONDENTS. thick and blackish vapour, in the middle of

1. The polar lights are situated in the

We fully intended to print the poem of which were often seen flames in several lightest and highest clouds of our atmos

phere. directions. Advancing along with the storm,

“ Clitus,” but, upon further consideration,

2. They are not confined to the winter are satisfied that it is somewhat too long to it broke or tore up by the roots, in the space of a league, seven or eight hundred season, or to the night, but are present, in be inserted entire in a work of this kind,

favourable circumstances, at all times, but trees of different sizes, and at last burst with great violence in the village of Mar- are only distinctly visible, during the ab- and that it ought not to be cut into pieces

. sence of the solar ray.

A condition annexed to the poem of chepey, one half of the houses of which

3. The polar lights have no determinate “ Ariel” makes it impossible for us to pubwere instantly destroyed. The walls overconnexion with the earth.

lish it. turned to their foundations, rolled down on

We should be glad to state to him 4. He never heard any noise proceed more particularly our reasons for declining all sides; the roofs, when carried off, broke

from them. in picces, and the débris were dragged to

5. Their common form, in Iceland, is the to make use of it, if he will give us an opthe distance of half a league by the force of this aërial torrent. Some of the inhab- arched, and in the direction from N. E. and portunity. W. S. W.

The lines which have the signature, “ A, itants were crushed to pieces, or wounded by the fall of their houses, and those who within the limits of clouds containing them. enable us to comply with the requisition at

6. Their motions are various, but always B, C,” were not received soon enough to were occupied in the labours of the field, were overthrown or blown away by the

tached to them.

ACADEMY OF MEDICINE OF BUENOS AYRES. whirlwind. Hailstones as large as the fist, and stones and other foreign bodies carried

The first number of the transactions of

These three poems lie in the bookstore of off by the wind, injured several individuals. this society was published in August 1823. Messrs Cummings, Hilliard, & Co. subject Carts heavily loaded were broken in pieces, | It contains an account of its objects and to the orders of the respective writers. and their loads dispersed. Their axle-trees progress, and several dissertations on im- Are we to have nothing more from were broken, and the wheels were found portant medical subjects.

One of the Agnes? at the distance of two hundred or three greatest contributors is Don Manuel Moreno

December 12. hundred paces from the spot where they a graduate of the University of Maryland. were overturned. One of these carts, which In the introductory discourse, many comhad been carried off almost bodily, was pliments are paid to the people of the

LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS pitched above a tile-kiln which had been United States, their policy, scientific instibeaten down, and some of the materials of tutions, and literati. The academy offers which had been carried to a considerable prizes for the best dissertations on certain distance.

By Cummings, Hilliard, & Co.-Boston. A spire, several hamlets and medical subjects,-the prize for 1824 was a different insulated houses, were overthrown. gold medal of the value of two hundred dol- Evenings in New England; intended for Several villages were considerably injured. lars

. The seal of the Academy represents Juvenile Amusement and Instruction. By an

American Lady. The lower part of the waterspout is suppos- the temple of Minerva, supported by six

Boston Journal of Philosophy and the ed to have been about one hundred toises in columns—the dome surmounted by the sun diameter.

and in the centre the genius of liberty with Arts. No. 3. Vol. II. For December. Near Genoa on the 16th of the following other emblematic devices—on the reverse,

By Richardson & Lord-Boston. month, a waterspout was observed, accom- Medicinæ ac Naturalium Scientiarum Bopanied by similar phenomena. A heavy nærensis Academiæ. The number is in the The Agricultural Reader, designed for rain fell on that day in the communes of quarto form, and contains one hundred the use of Schools. By Daniel Adams, M. D. Quigliano and Valeggia, in the province of pages. It is printed on good paper with a Savona, beginning at five o'clock in the neat type, and its execution in general, By Dorr & Howland-Worcester, Mass. morning. It increased to such a degree whether considered in a literary or me- The Columbian Class-Book, consisting of that at nine o'clock the country was inun-chanical point of view, is such as to give Geographical, Historical, and Biographical Ex. dated. Towards noon there issued from a a very favourable impression of the state tracts, compiled from authentic sources, and armountain situated in the parish of Valeggia, of science and the arts in Buenos Ayres. ranged on a plan different from any thing before a whirlwind of black smoke and fire. It Dr Chapman of Philadelphia, and Dr Mitch offered the public; particularly designed for the first carried off the roof a house, in which ell of New York, are honorary members of use of Schools. By A. T. Lowe, M. B. two children were crushed to pieces, and the Academy. the parents wounded. The waterspout

By B. Field & Co.-Providence. then advanced to the opposite side of the

Sailors' Physician, containing Medical mountain called Magliolo; crossed the riv.

All publishers of books throughout the Advice for Seamen and other persons at Sea, on the er, the waters of which it heaped up in an United States, are very earnestly requested Treatment of Diseases, and on the Preservation of

Health in Sickly Climates. By Usher Parsons, instant, though they were much swelled; to forward to us, regularly and seasonably, M. D. Second edition.

FOR DECEMBER.

THE NIGER.

NEWLY DISCOVERED REPTILE.

GREEK NEWSPAPERS.

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an octave; and he found that an iron wire,

called Babar Dibber, or the sea of Ghimbaextended in a direction parallel to the me- Mr Dupuis, in his work upon Ashantee, ba. The Dibber is very large, and in the ridian, gave this tone every time the wind lately published, says of the course of this season of rain the land on the opposite side, changed. A piece of brass wire gave no mysterious river, that he never heard of two although high, is not discernible. Beyond sound, por did an iron wire extended east different opinions with regard to its termipa- Jenny, the river, at the opposite outlet of and west. In consequence of these obser- tion. “South or north of the great desert, in the lake, inclines to the north till it reachvations a musical barometer was construct- Wangara or Mauritania, the sentiments es Timbuctoo. From thence its track is ed. In the year 1787, Capt. Hans, of Bâsle, were the same, that the great flow of water easterly to Ghou, having then traversed made one in the following manner :-Thir is easterly to the Egyptian Nile. Yet it the district of Fillany. From Ghou it enteen pieces of iron wire, each three hundred must be confessed that none of my instruct. ters Marroa, passing through Corimen, and twenty feet long, were extended from ers had ever tracked its course beyond the Kaby, and Zamberina, as it inclines with a his summer-house to the outer court, cross- western limits of Bournou. It was an or- southerly fall to the Youry, and the lake ing a garden. They were placed about thodox opinion, that the Shady, as well as of Noufy. two inches apart; the largest were two the Koara, united its waters with innumeralines in diameter, the smallest only one, ble other large and small rivers (like the and the others about one and a half; they Amazon), which contributed to replenish were on the side of the house, and made its channel in the dry season, when it usual

M. Marion has found, in the island of an angle of twenty or thirty degrees with ly tracks its course mildly; and in the sea. Manilla, a species of reptile of the family the horizon; they were stretched and kept son of rain, when it runs in tempestuous of the Agamoides, which has the faculty of tight by wheels made for that purpose. eddies, sweeping off in its current whole changing colour, like the camelion.

Its Every time the weather changes these wires islands of matted vegetation.

The Mos- head is triangular, pretty large in propormake so much noise that it is impossible to lems of Kong and Manding commonly used tion to the body; the tail long and slender; continue concerts in the parlour, and the the term Wangara, as relating to Ashan- along the back, the crest or ridge is formsound resembles that of a tea-urn when tee, Dahomy, and Benin, east of the For- ed of soft scales, and under the throat is boiling, sometimes that of a harmonicon, a mosa. Of the Niger, well known to them goitre. The feet have tves, detached and distant bell, or an organ. In the opin- by its Bambira name, Jolliba, they report- very unequal; the scales are mostly trianion of the celebrated chemist, Dobereiner. ed to this effect: that it has its source in a gular, imbricated, and especially those of as stated in the Bulletin Technologique, chain of mountains, which bears west and the tail. The iris is blackish, bordered with this is an electro-magnetical phenomenon. something north of the capital of Kong, a little white circle about the pupil. The

from whence it is distant eighteen journeys. animal is very active, and feeds on insects.

According to this estimation, I conceive its When the author first came into possession The following newspapers are now pub- fountain may exist in about 11° 15' latitude of it, its colour, for twenty-four hours, was lished in Greece: At Missolonghi, the north, and 7° 10° longitude west of the a delicate green, whether held in the dark, Greek Chronicle (in Greek), and the Greek meridian of Greenwich. The intermediate or exposed to the sun,-whether kept moTelagraph (in several languages) ;-at Hy- space comprises a part of the district call- tionless or in a state of agitation : but next dra, The Friend of the Laws (in Greek);- ed Ganowa, inhabited by the Manding and morning, on removing it from the inside of at Athens, the Athens Free Press (in Falah [Foulah] tribes. The surface, for a bamboo, where it had been placed, its Greek);-at Psara, The Psara Newspaper the first five or six days, they relate, is in- colour throughout had changed to carine(in Greek). All the above, in consequence clining to hilly, yet it is by no means ab- lite ; when exposed to the air, this colour of an arrangement made, may now be ob- rupt; and forests alternately abound, but gradually disappeared, and the animal re

On this ground, certained in England by orders through the they are not so impervious as those of Ashan- sumed its green robe English Foreign Post Office.

tee. After the first hundred miles, the tain brown lines were soon after visible :

traveller commences ascending a cluster the animal was then replaced in the bamREDWOOD.

of lofty mountains, and this labour occupies boo, but on drawing it out, it had acquired

him six days. The mountains abound in a bluish green colour, and it was only in The New Monthly Magazine speaks in rivers and rapid torrents, which discharge the open air that the brownish tints rethe following terms of this work, which is themselves on the opposite sides into the turned; and at length, without any variaso deservedly .high in favour with the Jolliba, and further to the westward they tion of form or position, the brown colour American public.

are so high and steep that no man can as- gave place to a uniform green, intermin“We are happy to find that the book-cend to their summits, which are barren, gled, however, with some brownish streaks. stores of America are beginning to furnist bleak, and oftentimes covered with snow. When laid on green or red substances, no us with some good novels, in return for the They are inhabited about half way up by grain of colour was observed. numerous cargoes with which Paternoster- ferocious tribes of cannibals. The source row has supplied the transatlantic market. of the river lies about two days' distance Mr Brown and Mr Cooper are well and up the mountains, and is distant from Con

All publishers of books throughout the deservedly known to the English public, and nassy thirty-eight journeys, or about five United States, are very earnestly requested we anticipate an equal reputation for the hundred British miles, horizontal. The author of the present volumes. The story river in the neighbourhood, at the head of

to forward to us, regularly and seasonably, of Redwood possesses little of the powerful the mountains, is a small rapid stream

full the names of all works of every kind, prewriting and well-imagined situations which of cataracts, which foam over a bed of paring for publication, in the press, or characterize the novels of the former writ- rocky ground, where it would not be possi. recently published. As they will be iner, and nothing of the historical interest ble to float a canoe. It flows on to a conwhich gives so much

value to the works of siderable distance among the valleys and serted in the Gazette, it is particularly the latter. It much more nearly resembles broken ground, until it has cleared the desired that the exact titles be stated at the tales of Miss Edgeworth, in its pleas- mountains, which it leaves far

the south, length. ant, and, we believe, accurate delineation as it explores a channel on the plains of of domestic manners. Redwood is a reli- Melly. On the confines of Bambara, it

*** The proprietors of Newspapers, for gious novel, but there is nothing like big. is already a large river, occasioned by the which this Gazette is exchanged, and of otry or fanaticism in the opinions of the junction of many other rivers of almost which the price is less than that of the writer, who displays a spirit of very liberal equal magnitude, and whose sources are in and rational piety." —“We ought to add, these mountains. It passes Yamina, Sata. Gazette, are expected to pay the differ

" that the style of Redwood is good, and the na, and Sago, to Massina and Jenny; be- ence. story interesting." yond which it spreads into a large lake,

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prehensive geographical dictionary that In this little work pure devotion and morality are expressed in chaste, and often “Of all the elementary treatises on the can be called a manual, and we think it beautiful poetical language. The questions subject which have been published, I have would be difficult to name a work in two are comprehensive, and are answered in seen none with which I am, on the whole, volumes, in which more information is conHymns of considerable length, each verse

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Elements of Astronomy, illustrated with Rev. Dr S. Miller. prehensive geographical dictionary that

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