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Prints engraved from the Works of Corregio.

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more different than those which ap. gio, representing the Nativity of pear in the same picture. The Vir. Chrift, or Adoration of the Shepgin and the child are of the moft herds ; by P. L. Surrugue ; and by perfect beauty. There is a great I. M. Mitelli. variety of character in the different Marriage of St Catharine, by Anpersons present, yet that uniformity gelica Kauffman ; also by Capellan, common to all herdsmen and pea. Mercati, Picart, G. Mantuanus, and fants. In short, this copy is so ado others. mirable, that I was quite sorry to be Two Allegorical Subjects, by Pi. obliged to lose fight of it fo foon, but cart. I never shall forget it. The Duke of Venus standing in a Shell, by J. Modena, for whom Corregio did the Smith. original picture, gave him only fix St Catharine, with a book; by hundred livres of France for it ; a the same. great sum in, those days : but at pre- Ganymede, Jupiter and I, and sent what ought it to coft?

Cupid making his bow; by F. VanThe following list comprehends den Steen. "The two last of these the greater part of the prints that have lately been engraved by Mr have been engraved from the works Bartolozzi. of Corregio by eminent artists. The Virtunf, being a portrait of

The Virgin giving the Breast to Baccio Bandinelli ; by Cornelius the Infant Chrift; by F. Spierre. Viffcher.

1 The first impressions of this admi- Madona and Child, by Drevet. rable and rare print are before the Another, with Joseph at work in drapery was inserted to cover the the distance; by Aquila, and by nudity of the infant, and the little Diana Mantuanus. trees to the left of the Virgin. The same subject, the figures the

The Virgin and Child, accompa- other way; by Paccioli. nied by the Magdalen, St Jerom, Another, by L. Vofterman. &c. by Mr Strange.

Virgin, Child, and St John, by The same subject, by Augustine Scacciati. Caracci ; by Cornelius Cort, and Virzin adoring the Infant Chrift, by Villamena.

by Gregori. A Magdalene, by Mr Strange. St John in the Defart, by Hollar.

The Magdalene lying at length in Mary Magdalene bewailing her fins; the defart, reading; by J. Daulle. by Mannl.

An Ecce Horno, half length; by Christ praying in the Garden, by Aug. Caracci.

Volpato. Jupiter and Leda, Jupiter and Virgin and Child appearing to St Danae, and Jupiter and lo; by G. Roch, by P. A. Kilian. Duchange. Sornique retouched éhese The Virgin with the Infant Jesus plates, and added draperies.

on a pedestal, with St John, St Ca. A Repose, angels with palm tharine, St Francis, &c. ; by Fel- . branches; by F. Brizzi.

sard. Twelve prints representing the ce- The fame subject, with the addi, lebrated Cupola of the Cathedral at tion of St George; by Beauvais. Parma ; by J. M. Grovannini, and Asumption of the Virgin, by A. by J. B. Vanni.

quila. Mercury educating Cupid, by A. Diana and her Nymphs reposing, by de Jode.

Sornique. The North, or Night of Corre- The ZINGARA of Corregio; that is, the Virgin Mary habited in the the Infant Jefug; and St John featBobemian or Gypsey manner, seated ed, writing; by Agofino de fan Ą, in the midst of a landscape with goftino.

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SC R A P S. Portrait of James I. of Scotland. To all and sundry whom these preSIR

sents may in any wayes concern, THE CHERE has lately appeared a greeting. Whereas, we are certain

print faid to represent James I. ly inform’d, that it hath pleas'd Alof Scotland

mighty God so to touch the hearts I much applaud the diligence of of many of our people in Scotland, those antiquaries who endeavour to commonly called Cameronians, with bring to light any monuments or a sense of their duty to us and notices respecting our ancient mo- their native country, that they are narchs.

ready to joine in any undertaBut they ought to remember, that king which shall tend by force of the study of antiquities is " a dull arms to restore us to the throne matter-of fact business;' and that of our ancestors, and our kingdom it does not admit of fancy or con- of Scotland, to its ancient, free, and je&ture.

independant ftate: Therefore, that And, therefore, it would be fit nothing reasonable may be wanting to inform the public what evidence on our part to encourage them in the there is that the picture, from which performance of a defigne so laudable, the print is made, was done for and so worthy of Scots-men, we James I. of Scotland *

hereby repew the promisses we have At first sight I doubted of the au. already made in our former declarathenticity of the portrait in question. tions in relation to the unhappy uÆneas Silvius, afterwards Pope, un- nion of our two kingdoms, which der the name of Pius the Second, was we thereby declared void and pull puntio from Rome to Scotland in from the beginning : And we furthe reign of James I. He represents ther promise, that it shall always be the King as quadratus & multo ab. our care to protect such of our peodomine tardus. Now the portrait is of ple commonly called Cameronians, a tall sender man. The King wight, as shall prove dutiful and loyal subpossibly, have become corpulent tu a jects to us, from all sort of hardships degree of unwieldiness after his pic- and oppressions. ture was drawn; but that circum. Given at our Court of Bolognia, ftance could not have made him qua. this thirty-first day of October, dratus, i. e. ! [quat and thick,' had in the eighteenth year of our he been originally · tall.'

reign, 1718. I am, &c.

By his Majesty's command.

MAR. Declaration by James to the People

in Scotland called Cameronians. Extract of a Letter from London, Printed from the original.

June 1. 1786. (L. S.) JAMES R.

DID you ever hear of the J Ames, by the grace of God, King extraordinary woman who

of Scotland, England, France, and died lately at Canada? She was twenIreland, Defender of the Faith, &c. ty years without any evacuation, ex

cept This is from a very respectable Correspondent, a..d-inerits an answer. E.

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cept a little perspiration at the fto- Belon law one at Constantinople, mach; received no sustenance but which had been brought from Eone glass of wine in the twenty-four gypt. Frederico Zerenghi killed hours, which was poured down her two near Damietta in the year 1600. throat-All parts literally dead, ex- Fifty-eight years afterwards there cept the stomach, and dried like bone was one taken at Guirgué, the capi. --Some vegetation like moss grew tal of Saidi, which Thevenot saw and on her forehead-Her mouth always described at Cairo ; and this seems open ; the infide of which was as to be the last epoch of the appearance black as jet-Was so shrunk, that it of the hippopotamus in Egypt. Not was not supposed there were two only the race of this animal is lost, ounces of flesh on her whole body, but even the very name is said to be which, as it lay drawn together, did now unknown to the inhabitants not seem longer than about two feet both of Upper and Lower Egypt *. and an half. All the year round she To what are we to attribute this lay on one side upon a single sheet sudden disappearance of the river. laid over a hand-board, and one blan- horse? It cannot have been occasionket over her. The only figns of life ed by any increase either of the in. exhibited was a little vibration at the habitants or of their industry; for ftomach about the time that her glass it is well known, that in both these of wine used to be given her. Her respects ancient Egypt had greatly daughter drew money for her as a the advantage. Perhaps the only fhow to all curious people. I have probable reason that can be assigned had accounts of her by different is the introduction of the use of fire. persons who went to see her, parti. arms. In almost every village on cularly one who saw her once a- the banks of the Nile, the commanyear for the fix last years of her ex- der has two or three pieces of canistence. It is pretty remarkable, non, which without any sort of reathat her husband, who had been long fon are fired several times every day. blind, received his fight a short time The mameloucks, or Turkih solafter her death, and married another diers too, are almoft continually in woman.

the field, or parading in boats on the river, and seem equally delight

ed with the perpetual noise of their Hippopotamus.

artillery. These frequent explofions,

in all probability, have banished the THE hippopotamus was formerlyca timid hippopotamus to Abyfinia, Nile; it was found in every part of its if at all known. And happy would course, and used to make great rava. ges in the adjacent fields. From the they never had made such an exgee in the adjacent fields. °From the it have been for the Egyptians if terror occasioned by these animals,

change. Journal de Physique. they were regarded as the symbol of the principle of evil; for among superftitious people, the passion of fear has always been productive of gods.

A New Chemical Furnace. they are now become exceedingly WITH a view to remedy the into have totally disappeared. In the portable furnaces commonly used in two last centuries only a very few chemical processes, a paper has been were observed. About the year 1550 submitted to the confideration of the

Sociсty Shaw and other travellers.

may reit.

Society for the encouragement of which will effe&tually preserve the in Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, ron from injury. pointing out the following cheap It has been customary to make and easy method of making them portable furnaces in the form of a more commodious in their contruc truncated cone, the smaller end betion and us.

ing the lower part, that different To form the body of the furnace, fized grates may fit at different which is the only part intended to heights; if this shape is still thought be here described, (as any person eligible, it may be easily obtained, converfant with these machines will by leaving those bricks that are next readily fashion the dome and other the grate thicker than those toparts as may best suit their inten- wards the upper part ; and the di. rion), procure a cylinder, about e- minution may either be regular, or leven inches in diameter, and twelve projections left at the heights reor fourteen in length, made of strong quired, on which the different grates plate-iron, riveted together; or, as the thickness of the lining will pre

Fire-bricks, fit for this purpose, vent its ever becoming hot enough known by the names of Windsor to melt hard folder, it will be much bricks, and Nonsuch bricks, with the neater if the joint be brazed : At loam or earth, of which they are one end, which is to be considered made, for setting them, are easily as the bottom of the cylinder, a obtained in every part of this king, piece must be cut out about four dom. inches square, which is to be the o

The well-known furnace of Dr pening to the ash-hole; to this an Black of Edinburgh, when lined iron door is to be fitted ; just above with brick as now recommended, this opening, three iron pins, pro- will be found greatly to exceed in jecting half an inch or more within. utility those which, having been hilide the cylinder, must be well riveted therto lined with lutc, have been li. on, at equal distances from cach o. able to many objections. ther ; let another hole be cut in the iron cylinder, and a door fitted to it; this serves for putting in the fuel, Fable of the Two Ears of Corn. when the furnace is used for diftil. WO ears of corn, the one grow. ling, and such operations as require ing upright, the other bending only a gentle heat.

to the ground with the weight of On the pins before-mentioned lay grain, held the following talk before an iron-grate; and let the whole of the reapers in the field. Says the the cylinder above this grate be lined upright ear, How pleasant it is to see with fire bricks, the joints well fit and to be seen, and not to hang one's ted, and laid in loam: by this ears like that lubberly neighbour means the objection to the lute of of mine. Peace neighbour, replied Becher and Shaw is obviated ; and the bending ear, the barn-floor will as the bricks may be left an inch and foon determine our merits. You owe half or more in thickness, the heat your reputation and your self-suffiwill be better retained than in the ciency to your levity; whilft my real black-lead furnaces of Dr Lewis. To importance to the public has abased secure the iron-door, whenever the furnace is to be used as a wind-hole,

The MORAL. or any strong fire raised therein, a Modesty and humility are the off. piece of fire-brick is to be fitted to spring of true wisdom. the opening, and the door fhut,

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Extracts from Wither's Poemsa

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Provide those trenches and those walls to To the PUBLISHER.

ward,

A million of old soldiers for his guard, SIR,

All honeft men and sworn; his fever will I SEND you some extracts from the hero cape definiciat

, fill, and chake bima till. works of an almost forgotten

To 'scape this fearhis guard he could be

tray; poet, George Wither. And am, &• Make cruelly, his dearest friend, away. From Fidelia.

Act any base, or any wicked thing;

Be traitor to his country or his king; " For the, that doth one to her mercy take, Forlwear his God, and in fume fright go Warms in her bosom but a frozen snake:

nigh Which, heated with her favours, gathers To hang himself, to 'fcape the fear to dye*.** sense,

In Britain's Remembrancer he And stings her to the heart for recom

thus describes the crowd which left pence.”

London on the appearance of the From Wither's Motto.

plague. It is the most rational de “ I have no muses that will serve the turn scription of Cockneys that can well be At every triumph, and rejoice or mourn imagined Upon a minute's warning for their hire; If with old Sherry they themselves inspire. “ Those who, in all their life-time, never I am not of a temper like to those That can provide an hour's fad talk in

So far, as is the nearest part of Kent ; prose

Those, who did never travel till of late, For any funeral, and then go dine,

Half way to Pancras from the city gate : And choke my grief with sugar-plums and Thule who might think the sun did rise at wine.

Bow, I cannot give a plaudit, I proteft,

And set at A&on, for aught they did know : When, as his Lordship thinks he breaks a And dream young partridge fuckt not, but

jest: Unless it move me, neither can I grin As lambs and rabbits, which of cggs are When he a causeless laughter doth begin.”.

bred. Ibid.

Even some of thefe have journeys ventur'd « And I of those in place account do make, Five miles by land, as far as Edmonton ; Though they be wicked, for good orders Some hazarded themselves from Lion-key fake;

Almost as far as Erith down by lea. But I could stoop to serve them at their Some row'd against the stream, and strage feet,

gled out Where old nobility and virtue meet.". As far as Hounslow-beath, or thereabout.

Some climbed High-gate bill, and there they Ibid.

fee « The most betattered peasant, in mine eye,

The world so large, that they amazed he: Is nobler, and more full of majesty,

Yea fome are gone so far, that they do

know, Than all that brave bespangled rabblement,

E’re this, how wheat is made, and malt Compos'd of pride, of Mhifts, and compliment.'

Ibid.
Ibid.

" Give me the man, that with a quaking « The man that hath a fearful heart, is

arm, fure

Walks with a stedfast mind through greateft Of that disease which never finds a cure. For take and arm him through in every And, though his flesh doth tremble, makes place,

it stand Build round about hin twenty walls of brass; To execute what reason may command. Gird him with trenches, whose deep bot- Give me the soul that, knowingly, defcries toms lye

All dangers and all possibilities, Thrice lower than three times the Alps are Of outward perils, and yet doth përsčver high.

In every lawful action howsoever.

are fed

on,

doth grow.

harm;

Give,

This fhows, that at the beginning of the reign of Charles I. when Wither wrote, fuia cide was little known in England.

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