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the Arabic original. To this he has added a new volume, comprising thirtyfive Tales, now first translated from an Arabic copy of the One Thousand and One Nights, brought into Europe by Edward Wortley Montagu, and deposited in the Bodleian Library; and also

Introduction and Notes illustrative of the Religion, Manners, Customs, and comestic Habits, &c. of the Mahumme


Mrs West's new novel, entitled the Reusal, will be published in a few days. An interesting volume is in the press ly the Rev. Dr Whitaker, formed princpaly from Letters of Sir George Rad


A new edition is printing of Mr Cumberland's Poem on the Death of Christ.

Early in the month of February, will be ready for publication, a new edition, being the thirty-third, of the Pantheon, by the Rev. Andrew Tooke, For this impression, a series of beautiful and Lighly-finished plates in outline, are engraving from original drawings, from antique statues, &c.

A Letter to Sir John Nicholl, on his late decision against a clergyman for refusing to bury the child of a dissenter with a preface addressed to the Archbishops and Bishops of the church of England, by a Clergyman, is in the


Mr Mudford has completed his Translation of Bausset's Life of Fenelon.

Mr Jennings's amusing Poems, con'sag of Retrospective Wanderings, the Mysteries of Mendip, the Magic Bai, Sonnets, and other Peces, are in the press.

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la the ensuing month will be published by purchasers as on former occaed, a History of the Mahrattas, prefaced by an historical sketch of the Decan; containing a short account of the rise and fail of the Muslim sovereignties; prior to the cera of Mahratta independence, by Edward Scott Waring, Esq.

Lieut. Colonel Mark Wilks will pub lish early next month, in quarto, with maps, the first volume of his Historical Sketches of the South of India, in an Attempt to trace the History of Mysoor, from the Origin of the Hindoo Government of that State, to the Extinction of the Mohammedan Dynasty in 1799. Mr William Wilkins, author of the


The names of 178 booksellers appear in the official catalogue, published during the fair, as contributing new publications on this occasion of these the total number was 777. Seven hundred and fifteen were German productions, and sixty-two were written in the other European languages, Of the German works 115 were new editions, seventynine were almanacks, and other periodical works. The rest chiefly consisted of compilations and elementary works, for the use of schools. Indeed, books of this last description were more numerous than at any former fair.

Twenty-two new dramatic pieces have been introduced to the notice of the German public during the preceding year, but they are not from the pens of any writers of eminence.

Fifty-seven novels or romances have been produced during the year. The most popular of these, Die Wahl-verwandschaften, is from the fertile and pathetic pen of M. Goethe. The names of Lafontaine, Wagner, and Voss, also appear in the Leipsic catalogue as the authors of several works of this description; and M. Kotzebue has favoured his admirers with a new volume of Tales. Under the head of Novels and Romances, we find a volume with the title of Schilliana;—the adventures of the unfortunate Schill and his followers, form the subject of these ana.


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Robert Steele, Esq. of the Royal Marines, is preparing for the press, a Tour through the Atlantic, or Recollections from Madeira, the Azores, and Newfoundland, including the period of discovery, produce, manners, and customs of each, with Memorandums from the convents visited in 1809, in his Majesty's ship Vestal.

A deep-sea burial, and an empty hearse.

Such was of old the fuss about this matter, In our good times 'tis manag'd greatly better; When modern Ladies part with modern Lords, Their bus'ness no such tragic tale affords.

Their family legends, in the charter chest, Of deeds of ink, not deeds of blood con


In place of ruffians ambush'd in the dark, Comes with his pen, a harmless lawyer's clerk,

Draws a long bond.-My Lady packs her things,

And leaves her mate to smooth his ruffled wings.

In the free code of first enlightened France, Marriage might cease for want of Convenance; No fault to find, no grievances to tell, But, like tight shoes, they did not fit quite well.

The Lady curtsied with " Adieu, Monsieur,"

The husband bow'd or shrugg'd " De tout

66 mon coeur,

"L'affaire est faite ;" each partner free to

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Revere the sacred charities of life,
And bid their children, like their sites of

Firm, honest, upright, for their country bold.

Here where Rome's Eagles met unvan-
quish'd foes,

The Gallic Vulture fearlessly oppose,
Chase from this favour'd isle with baffled

Bless'd in our good old laws, old manners,
and old King.


Recited by the President of the BURNS' Anverfary Society, Paisley, 29th January


Dear Scotia, tho' thy nights be drear,
When surly Winter rules the year,
Around thy cottage hearths are seen,
The glow of health, the cheerful mien ;
The mutual glance that fondly shares
A neibour's joys, a neibour's cares.
Here oft, while raves the wind and weet,
The canty lads and lasses meet,
Sae light of heart, sae full of glee,
Their gaits sae artless and sae free,
The hours of joy come dancin' on,
To share their frolic and their fun.
Here many a song and jest goes round,
Perform'd, in dreary, wizzard glen,
With tales of ghosts, and rites profound,
By runkl'd hags and warlock men ;
Or of the hell-fee'd crew combin'd
Carousing on the midnight wind,
On some infernal errand bent,
While darkness shrouds their black intent.
But chiefly BURNS, thy songs delight,
To charm the weary winter night,
And bid the lingering moments flee,
Without a care, unless for thee,
Wha sang sae sweet, and dee't sae soon,
And sought the native sphere aboon.
Thy" Lovely Jean," thy " Nannie 0,"
Thy much-lov'd “ Caledonia,"
Thy" Wat ye wha's in yonder town,"
Thy "Banks and braes o' bonnie Doon";
"Shepherdess on Afton braes,"

AGAIN the happy day returns,

A day to Scotchmen ever dear,
Tho' bleakest of the changeful year,
It blest us with a Bugns.
Fierce the whirling blast may blow,
Drifting wide the crispy snow;
Rude the ruthless storm may sweep,
Howling round our mountains steep,
While the heavy lashing rains,
Swell our rivers, drench our plains,
And the angry ocean roars
Round our broken, craggy shores,
But mindful of our poet's worth,

We hail the honour'd day that gave him Thy" Logan lassie's bitter waes,


Are a' gane o'er, sae sweetly tun'd,

That e'en the storm, pleas'd with the


Come, ye Vot'ries of the Lyre,
Trim the torch of heav'nly fire,
Raise the song in Scotia's praise,
Sing anew her bonnie braes,
Sing her thousand siller streams,
Bickering to the sunny beams;
Sing her sons beyond compare,
Sing her dochters peerless fair;
Sing, till winter's storms be o'er,
The matchless Birds that sung before,
And I, the meanest of the muses train,
Shall join my feeble aid to swell the strain.

As the mountain torrent raves,
Dashing thro' its rugged caves,
So the Scottish Legions pour,
Dreadful, in th' avenging hour:
Bat when Peace, with kind accord,
Bids them sheath the sated sword,
See them in their native vales,'
Jocund as the summer gales,
Cheering labour all the day,
With some merry roundelay.

Dear Scotia, tho' thy clime be cauld,
Thy sons were ever brave and bauld,
Thy dochters, modest, kind, and leal,
The fairest in creation's fiel';
Alike inur'd to every toil,
Thou'rt foremost in the battle broil,
Prepar'd alike in peace or weir,
To guide the plow or weild the spear;

Fa's lown, and sings, with eerie slight,
"O let me in this ue, ae night,

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Proceedings of Parliament.

Tuesday, Jan. 23.

THIS day being appointed by his Majes-
ty's Proclamation for the meeting of
Parliament, the session was opened by
commission. The Commissioners were the
Lord Chancellor, the Archbishop of Can-
terbury, and Earls Camden, Aylesford, and
Dartmouth. Lord Harrowby took the
aths and his seat, as Earl of Harrowby and
Viscount Sandon.

The Speaker of the House of Commons, with several of the members, attended at the bar, and heard his Majesty's speech, which was read by the Lord Chancellor, and was as follows:

An attack upon the naval armaments and establishments in the Scheldt afforded at once the prospect of destroying a growing force, which was daily becoming more formidable to the security of this country, and of diverting the exertions of France from the important objects of reinforcing her armies on the Danube, and of controuling the spirit of resistance in the north of Ger. many. These considerations determined his Majesty to employ his forces in an expedition to the Scheldt.

"My Lords and Gentlemen, His Majesty commands us to express to you his deep regret that the exertions of the Emperor of Austria against the ambition and violence of France have proved unavailing, and that his Imperial Majesty, has been compelled to abandon the contest, and to conclude a disadvantageous peace. Although the war was undertaken by that Monarch without encouragement on the part of his Majesty, every effort was made for the assistance of Austria, which his Majesty deemed consistent with the due support of his allies, and with the welfare and interest of his own dominions.

Although the principal ends of this expedition have not been attained, his Majesty confidently hopes that advantages, materially affecting the security of his Majesty's dominions in the further prosecution of the war, will be found to result from the demolition of the docks and ar senals of Flushing. This important object bis Majesty was enabled to accomplish, in consequence of the reduction of the island of Walcheren by the valour of his fleets and


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His Majesty has given directions that such documents and papers should be laid before you, as he trusts will afford satisfactory information upon the subject of this expedition.

We have it in command to state to you, that his Majesty had uniformly notified to Sweden his Majesty's decided wish, that in determining upon the question of peace or war with France, and other continental powers, she should be guided by considerations resulting from her own situation and interests; while his Majesty, therefore, laments that Sweden should have found it necessary to purchase peace by considerable sacrifices, his Majesty cannot complain that she has concluded it without his Majesty's participation. It is his Majesty's earnest wish that no event may occur to occasion the interruption of those relations of amity which it is the desire of his Majesty and the interest of both countries to preserve.

We have it further in command to communicate to you, that the efforts of his Majesty for the protection of Portugal have been powerfully aided by the confidence which the Prince Regent has reposed in his Majesty, and by the co-operation of the local government, and of the people of that country. The expulsion of the French from Portugal by his Majesty's forces, under Lieut.-Gen. Lord Viscount Wellington, and the glorious victory obtained by him at Talavera, contributed to check the progress of the French arms in the peninsula during the late campaign.

His Majesty directs us to state, that the Spanish Government, in the name and by the authority of King Ferdinand VII. has determined to assemble the general and extraordinary Cortes of the nation: His Majesty trusts that this measure will give fresh animation and vigour to the councils and arms of Spain, and successfully direct the energies and spirit of the Spanish people to the maintenance of their legitimate monarchy, and to the ultimate deliverance of their country.

The most important considerations of policy and of good faith require, that, as long as this great cause can be maintained with a prospect of success, it should be supported, according to the nature and circumstances of the contest, by the strenuous and continued assistance of the power and resources of his Majesty's dominions; and bis

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