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of paper. The upper part was af. continued in its first direction, it terwards, at the deîre or Pilatre de would infallibly have dropt into Rozier, changed into a finiple cotton the Rhone. Its greatest elevation was clow. It measured 126 feet in height, vaguely estimated at about 500 toises : and 100 feet transversely, and we gh. it Anated, some accounts lay fifteen, ed about 8000 lb. It received its and others only five mioutes. It then name from M. de Flefselles, the in- descended with a velocity that alarmtendant of Lyons, a great promotered the spectators, and alighied in a of the enterprize ; and Pilatre de field not very diftant from the place Rozier, the modern Dædalus, fruni of its firft departure. This sudden whom we devoutly deprecate the fate descent was ascribed to a rent near of Icarus, was appointed captain of the top of the machine. None of the the expedition. Of the number who navigators were hurt. The crowd areagerly solicited to be of the crew, the rived in the field : Several ladies who following were enlisted : M. Moni. came in coaches, resigned their places golfer,sen. the elde it son of the prince to the adventurers, who entered the of Ligne, the Counts d'Anglefort, town in triumph. Montgolfer and . Laurencin, and Dampiere, and M. Rozier appeared in the evening in the Fontaine.

box of the Intendant at the play. NoThe departure had been announced thing could exceed the acclamations for the 10th of January last ; and in with which they were received, which fact, all being ready, an attempt was were repeated in parts of the play made to (well the globe ; but whe- that had some diflant allufion to the ther from the crowding of 100,000 glory of the day. Laurel wreaths fpedators who had focked to the spot were produced, one of which Ma. from 100 miles round, whether from dame de Fleflelles placed on the head the inclemency of the weather, or of Montgolfier,who immediately took from some fault in the confruction, it off, and another on that of P, de the desired obje& was not obsained, Rozier; the latter snatched off his, the globe swelling only partially. Re- aud placed it on the head of the form. peated trials were made during seve- How M. Montgolfiei, who is Ja! succefive days, but they always represented as a calm and modeft perfailed'; and in one of them, the fire fonage, must have reli thed this buf. Braving been confiderably increased, og frolic, we leave to sober minds to part of the canvas and cloth were conjecture. Some of the other pavi. burnt. These repeated disappoint garors were discovered in the pit ; ments had so far dishearted the peo- crowns were handed to them, and pin, that they began to despair joiluc- they were invited into the hox of the Cuta, alid accounts had already reached Intentdint. A concert succeeded the I ris that the project nad been laid play, and the whole night was spert aliter

in jerenading, congratulations, and The projectors however were not mirth bordering upon madness. so easily daunted. They ron repair. Notwithstanding these extravagart ed the camage occafioued by this and modemonstrations, which lecio to imteleril oilier ontoward accidents, ply that the expectations of the peoand were ready for another essay on ple had been fully antwered, there Me 19th of January. The 100,000 are, however, accounts which speak fectueurs re-allembled. The seven in far more moderate terms of the ravigators afcended the gallery, in success of the experiment ; and some foile of the remonfirances of P. de there are (perhaps the partizans of Eozer, who wished to embark only. Charles) who even attempt to throw ivo or three. The fire was lighted a ridicule upon the whole. Unpreat forty five minutes after two P. M. judiced as we are, we confers, that al1lie globe swelled in about leventeen though we have collected this nat: mninutes, and actually ascended amniot rative from the belt au: horities that te acelamations of the multitude! could be obtained, we are not satisIt fi a cook its course with the wind fied that we have given the exact to the S. W. but fortunately it foon truth; and indeed, at this difance, citer turned 10 the N. E; for had it we fear it will scarce be posible for us,



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Aerial Nar ation:

435 or any one befide, to discriminate ac- A party of M.Blanchard's friends had curately between the effufions of en- repaired to a certain country house chusiasm, and the suggestions of party. where he had promised to meet thene Tuis much bowever appears certain, through the air. The navigators that the success was by no meang ade. were embarked, and ready to coar, quate to the languine expectations of when beliold a young man, a pupil of ihe projectors ; and indeed, if we re- the Ecole Militaire, rushed from collect how rapidly the effect of fire among the crowd, threw himself into decreasesio proportion to the increase the car, and infifter upon sha ingin of the distances; and that in this in the expedition. Remonftrance availftance affuming the effe&t of the fire ed nothing, force was used ; but ! at the diftance of one foot to be as drew his Tword, and in the route unit, it could at the top of the bal- wounded Blanchard in the nunc, e. loon, when diftended, he no more than ftroyed the parachute and the wire, one 15876ths of that unit, we shall and thus defeated the purpose of the not be surprised at the difficulties that experiment. At length he was overoffered, nor at the sudden descent af. powered and secured. ter the globe had reached a cold and Notwithstanding this cruel disap. Tarified ftratum of the atmosphere pointment, the two adventurers de. (even though there had been no rent) termined to take a chance fight. They in which the necessary dilatation of rose, but their power of ascension was. the internal air would have required not sufficient to carry them to any a fire much more intense than would height; they therefore foon landed. have been compatible with the safety Doin Pechalighted, and Blanchard of the apparatus.

immediately ascended very rapidly: X. In the next experiment we have The wind being eal, he was carried to describe, an apparatus was to be to the westward. The account he applied to a gas balloon for steere gives of his navigation is, that he rose ing it both horizontally and vertical- about two thousand coises (we prely, and even against a current of air. fume this to be much exaggerated) M. Blanchard, an artist of Paris, had tbac be found himself at times statifome years since announced that he onary in a perfe&t calm, during which was preparing wings with which he the heat of the fun was scorching ; meant soon to take a flight. The late that he at different times felt currents discovery seemed to hafter the exe- of air in different dire&ions, in some €usion of his proje&. He conftruded of which the cold was intense. That a globe similar to that of Charles during these cold intervals, he felt. (No. II.) only two Teet more in dia an almost unconquerable desire to meter, i. e. fourteen feet two inches. fleep ; that clouds collected under his To this he fufpended a car; and be. feet, and that it appeared to him that tween the globe and the car he fixed he was at different times carried toao umbrella twelve feet in diameter, wards differeot parts of the compass. the intention of which was to break He continued in the air about one the fall in case of an accident; it was hour and a quarter ; after which he hence called parachute. To the car landed safely near Seve, on the road were adapted four wings, two on eachi to Versailles, about five miles from fide, and behind a rudder, all made the (pot whence he ascended. of taffeta, diftended by means 'of The failure of this experiment hath, whale bone ribs. All this was to be we hear, by no means discouraged worked by a machinery of M.Blanch. M Blanchard from farther attempts; ard's invention. He was to ascend and indeed we learn that he is already himself for the purpose of navigating constructing another machine on the the machine, and Dom Pech, a Bene- same principle, in which he, and an dietine, was to accompany him, with

affiftant, M. Allier Perica, are to a view of making various aerological ascend as foon as it can be got ready. observations and experiments.

This propeat hath induced us to be Every thing was ready on the 2d more particular in our account of the of Maich, in the Champ de Mars. present experiment than its fuscess


my perhaps seem to juftify. We For the BOSTON MAGAZINE
may probably have occafiou to refer
to i hereafter.
It may be necessary to apprize the

Philosophical Questions.
perambulators of St. James's Park,
nat M. C.saries is sad to be actualis A

RE all mankind derived fron by order and at the expence of the

the same common original? I King of France, conftruthig a g 13*

for --Hawories it to pass, that thers balloon forty feet in diameter, which is facio an almof-info te diffimilarity is to confit of three coits, the fift. between men of different nations, as of lam skin, and the other two of

to Statue, Form, Colour, Underftand. glized latf-ra Triat it is to be launch

ing, &c. ed, with fix navigators, on the 15th of April next, from the great Terrace of si. Cloud ; and that it is to lands in St. James's Park, in order (as the Mathematical Questions. wag wlio his inserted this article in. a public French paper says) to obtain

L The premium offered by George III: to the fir A bold Fienclı man who thali: A Whore as three debtors A. B.C.

whose had venture through the air across the

forgot, but he could find in his 20. Streights of Calais.

count that A's and B's debt amountBesides this projet, a part of which ed to 381. that B's and C's amounted is said to be true, the Abbe Miolan, to sell and C's and A's to 42i. Professor of Experimental Priloro. The refpe&ive Debts are required: phy, and M. Janinet, an artist, both

II. of Paris, propose making a gas bal- Min said he had 3 times as mae Joon, 70 feet in diameter, with which A

ny Teeth in his tead as he had they mean to ascend to a great height, loft, and that the number he bad loft ju order to made experiments on the

multiplied into one fixth acceleration of the fall of bodies, on

had left would give all he had at first. the densities of different strata of air, .

How many did he lose the Aurora Borealis,the declination of

III. the magnetic needle, belides trying a

125. which land 2 , very moderate proficient in philosophy

the better valued at 8s. pr. acre, and mul perceive, that few of these expe

the worse at 55. pr. acre. riments can succed.

The number of acres of each fort • Mr. Dillier, of the Hague, is er

is required. deavouring to apply balloons to the

IV. buoying up large ships, in order to

F four numbers in geometrical facilitate their entrance into the har. bour of Amerdam. And M.Champ.

cond and fourth is equal to fix times mas of Paris gave notice, that he

the sum of the firft and third; and thould read off an aerial d ligence on

the produd of the first and second Friday the 12th of March. O! this last we hardly expect any farther ac

equal to the produft of the cube root of the third and the square root of the fourth.

Required those numbers. In our next, we tall exhibit the dercent of the Balloon with the confternation it occasioned, and con

Answers to the Questions in toue our extracts from the Review.

our last, see page 414 of this number,

method for fiteering the machine

. A o prenetes 25 acres of land at 71

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Poetical Ejays:


Poetical Essays,

for August, 1784.




The Defcription of a STORM Borne by imperious winds the vele

lel rides, ai SEA.

And follows, where the mad'ning

ocean guides : ONG bad deep filence reign'd Now rais'd aloit the mounts the liin fullen form,

quid feep, And thoughtful calors presagid Now headlong Moots into the raging the brooding form:

deep: The black’ning clouds mov'd on in

Oft on her prow recoiling billows turn, folemn range,

Olt skim the deck, or lach the found. And nature seem'a just rip’ning for

ing ftern. a change. At length arise some softly righing Fix'd at the helm, the frantic pilot gales,

stands, Breatli o'er the feas, and flutter in And this in vain forbids, or that comthe rails ;

mands; Now in loud bluftrings more impe

His clam'rous threats in louder seas tuous crowd,

are lost, Try ev'ry mast, and catch up ev'ry Wrapt in the thunder, or in whirlThrowd.

winds toft. All pale we see, tumultuous from a.

Lo! dreadíul now the forky light

ning Ries, The boiling tempeft, and the wat’ry

Vaults o'er the waves, or darts along

the skies ; Fearful to try the threat’ning fea be- Thro' heaven's expanse insufferable hind,

glows, We ply each fail, and fiee before the

And all the melancholly prospect wind.

Thews, Io vain, alas ! The treacherous gloom

Here with wild fury clashing billows of night,

jar, And wrathful Jove, anticipate our

Winds combat winds, and mix temAight.

pestuous war ; Then first we hear the howling tem. There hoarser storms of thunder rend pest roar,

the air, And peals of thunder roll from hore Root up the sea and all its borom tear. to More ;

Thus Briareus, beneath proud Ætna's Not more tremendous howl the spell

height, bound Ghos,

Stretch'd in the prison of eternal night, That nightly haunt the fam'd Circæ. Sometimes, indignant, calls forth all an coasts :

his strength, Not with more noise the #fiffer mon. Heaves with his breaft, and makes his

dreadful length ; Foam out their rage, and bellow from Sicilian peasants feel the angry god, their cell.

Tall mountains tremble, and whole Prom pole to pole the giddy tumults

forests nod. grow,

Jove, to encrease the horrors of the Clouds war above, and seas contend

main, below.

From pitchy clouds compreft a teema

ing rain; • Scylla and Charibdis.


flers yell,

torn :


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Bad, from their springs, the heav'oly The part'ner of my ftudies from me

fountains rise, And open'd all the food-gates of the How thall I ling? What numbers fhall kies;

I chule Quick, at his word, the lab'ring tor- For in my fav’rite Cat P've lof my rents pour,

muse. And seas and winds amidit the deluge No more I feel my mind with raptures


I want those airs that Puls so oft sin Epilapn on an Infant, found No crowding thoughts my ready fasdead in a field, juppoled to

cy fill, be left by Vagrants, and No words run fuent from my easy which was denied Christian Yer shall my verse deplore her cruel

quill :burial. :

face, WHE | HEN no one gave the cordial

And celebrate the virtues of my Cat. draught, No healing art was found ;

In aes obscene the never took de MyGod the fou'reign balsam wronght

light; And death reliev'd the wound. No catter wawisdifturbod our sleep by

night ; What tho'no mournfulkindred stand

Chaste as a virgin,free from every fizin Around the foleron bier ;

Aud neighb'ring Cats mew'd for ber

love in vain. No parents wringthe trembling hand, Or drop the cender tear.

She never thirfted for the chickens No cofly Oak*, adornd with art,

blood ; My tender limbs inclore ;

Her teeth the only us'd to chew her Nfriend a winding theet impart,

tood: To deck my last repose

Harmless as satires which her mifer

writes, Yet hear, ye great ones! hear ye this, A foe to scratching, and unused

Hear this, je mighty proud! A Spotless bile my coffu is, Aud lnnocence my throud.

She, in the study, was my confiant My name unknown, obscure my

There we together many evenings sat. birth,

Where'er I felt my tow'ring fancy No funeral rites are given ;

fail, And tho' deny'd God's House on

I strok'd her head, her ears, her back Earth,

her tail; I tread his Courts in Heaven. And, as I strok'd, improv'd my dying

song, From the (weet notes of her melodi

ous tongue; Ihe Poet's Lamentation for the She purrd in metre, and the mend

Loss of bis Cat, which be used Her purrs and mews fo evenly kept

to call bis Muje. Felis quædam Delicium erat cujusdam

But when my dulness has too stubAdolescentis,


born provod, Nor could, by Puls's music, be re

movid, firains I mourn

Oft to the well knowa volumes have

gone, * The beft Coffins in the country. Ard Mole a line from Pope and Adare usually made with oak, finely and

dison. Curiously ornamented.



mate ;


OPPRESS no vinourier

, in heavy

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