Sivut kuvina

• 2,500

I. The African Company shall be abo- Road, and making a short Variulished, and the Possessions shall vest in tion adjacent to the Summer his Majesty.

House Inn, according to the Plan : II. His Majesty may grant Allowance described in Plate 3. Nos. 9 and to Officers of the Company who may not 10. annexed to the aforesaid Rebe continued in Employment, and charge port of Mr. Telford the same upon the Consolidated Fund. Towards making a Variation be

III. The Possessions held by the African tween Knowles Bank and MumCompany, and also the Territories belong porn Hill, from Knowles Bank to ing to his Majesty on the West Coast of the Toll Bar, according to the Africa, between the 20th Degrees of North Plan in Plate 3. No. 8. annexed to and South Latitude, shall be annexed to the said Report of Mr. Telford; Sierra Leone.

and from the Toll Bar to Mumporn CAP. XXIX. To remove Doubts on Hill, according to a Plan made the Allowances of the Duty paid on by Mr. Henry Williams, and apIrish Starch imported into Great Bri proved by the Trustees of this tain, payable on such Starch consumed

district, at a Meeting held at in preparing Manufactures of Flau or

Shiffual, on the 23d of Oct. 1820. 2,000 Cotton in Great Britain, and for regu

Towards making a Variation at

Overley Hill, and an Improvelating the Importation thereof.-May 7th, 1821.

meut adjacent to Ketley Works, • 1. Starch made in Great Britain used in

according to the Plan in Plate 2. the Manufacture of Flax or Cotton, or in

Nos. 6 and 7. annexed to the Refinishing Lipen, shall be allowed for Starch

port of Mr. Telford, which was

presented to the House of Commade in Ireland, and imported into Great

mons on thc 5th of June, 1820 Britain.

2,000 II. Notice to be given of Intention to export Starch froin Ireland, specifying

£31,000 Number of Packages and Weight, &c.

CAP. XXXI. For removing Doubts as Package not to be less then 224lbs. and the

to the Continuance of the Hereditary Starch to be in Parcels, tied up in the man- Revenue in Scotland.--May 28th, 1821. ner herein mcntioned.' Officers to take an CAP. XXXII. For declaring valid Account of such Starch.

certain Indentures of Apprenticeship, • CAP. XXX. For further improving and Certificates of Settlements of poor

the Roads between London and Holy Persons, in England. --May 28th, 1821. head, by Coventry, Birmingham, and CAP. XXXIII. To make more effecShrewsbury.-May 28th, 1821.

tual Provision for the Establishment of II. Exchequer Bill Commissioners to Asylums for the Lunatic Poor, and for issue to the Commissioners under 55 G. 3. the Custody of Insane Persons charged c. 152. the Sum of 31,000).

with Offences in Ireland.--May 28th, Description of Improvements or Altera- 1821. tions.

CAP. XXXIV. To repeal so much of For making an Improvement at Lit

Two Acts, made in the Parliament of tle Brickhill, and for lowering the

Ircland, in the Ninth Year of Queen Hills and improving the Road be

Anne, and in the Seventeenth Year of tween Hockliffe and Little Brick

King George the Second, as inflicts Cahill


£7,000 For lowering Meriden Hill, and for

pital Punishment on Persons guilty of improving the Road from Meriden

Stealing to the Amount of Five Shilling's to Pickford Brook

. 5,500

out of or from Shops, Warehouses, and For making a new Road from the

other Outbuiluings and Places, and to Coventry Road near Small Leath,

provide more suitable and effectual Pupassing over the River Rea, and

nishment for such Offences.-May 28th, by Bordsley Street and Carr's

1821. Lane in the Town of Birmingham,

I. 9 Anne, c. 6. (1.) taking away Benefit to Bull Street in the same Town 4,000 of Clergy from stealing Goods value 5s. For making about Three Miles of out of any Shop, Stable, Coach-house, or new Road opposite Wednesbury, Booth. 17 G. 2. c. 6. (1 ) taking away Beneaccording to the Plan described

fit of Clergy from privately stealing Goods in Plate 4. No. 12. annexed to the

value 5s. from any Shop, Tan-yard, DryingReport of Mr. Telford, which was

house, Warehouse, Cellar, Coach-house, presented to the House of Com

Stable, or Outhouse, not adjoining to Dwelmons on the 5th of June, 1820 8,000 ling Houses, &c. or off any Quay, &c.For cutting and embanking at Gos

Recited Provisions repealed as to privately ford Brook, and for cutting the

stealing under a certain Value from the Top of the Hill on the present

Places hercin mentioned.

II. Persons

II. Persons privately stealing Goods way, in the County of Carnarvon, and from Shops, Tan-yards, Booths, Outhouses, for imposing additional Rates of Post&c. value 5s. and under 151. or from Quays

age on Letters and Packets conveyed under 40s, may be transported, &c.

over the said Bridge.—May 28th, 1821. CAP. XXXV. For applying a certain

1. Treasury empowered to advance Sum of Money out of the Consolidated

40,000). towards building a Bridge over the Fund of the United Kingdom of Great River Conway. Britain and Ireland, for the Purpose of III. A Waterway of 300 Feet to be left. Building a Bridge over the River Cone



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A MONG the excellent books which opinions, and she consequently has plenty A have lately appeared, we may place of occasions to weep over the misfortunes in the foreground Dr. Dave's Travels in of Italy, and the insolent spirit of legitithe Interior of Ceylon—a very interesting macy wbich riots in that country, and subject treated by a very able and respec- affords an example to the world of the eftable writer. The narrow policy of the fects of its accursed influence. The exSpaniards, Portuguese, and Dutch, led tensive perusal of her work cannot fail to them to conceal the knowledge of their serve as a useful re-action to the anti-Bricolonies from the world; but the more tish opinions which of late years have liberal character of the British Govern- been so sedulously circulated, and we hope ment, the spirit of inquiry among our to hear of its translation and re-publica public officers, and the unrestricted liberty tion in all countries where the people are of publication, develope all affected mys. aliowed to receive light through the liberty teries on those subjects. Through Dr. of the press. But it is not merely a work Davy, therefore, in his connection with of opinions expressed in the ornamental the medical staff of the army, we are pre- style of the writer-it is a substantial acsented with a luminous account of Ceylon, count of Italy, and may be consulted for its and we regret that our limits are unequal facts by the historian, the traveller, and toto do it justice. He treats in order of the pographer. We lament that it is not recomphysical state and natural history of the mended by some maps and engravings, that island; next of its political eondition and it might supply all that could be desired ancient government; then of the religion, in regard to this ever-interesting peninliterature, and manners of the people, and sula. We hope to enrich our next Supplefinally, of their past history;—under each ment with specimens of its anecdotes, des head developing facts interesting to the scriprions, and opinions. politician, philosopher, and cosmopolite. Mr. MACKENZIE's Thousand ExperiHis qualifications for these tasks are of ments in Chemistry and the Useful Arts, the highest order, and his style is clear bring all the discoveries of the English, and polished. A very fine map, several French, and Germans, before the artist and elegant engravings, and a good index, manufacturer in a practical shape. It is render the work as complete, as, in its classed under 1000 heads; but its notes general features, it is interesting. As we and observations contain at least ten times propose, in our next Supplement, to intro- that number of useful hints and suggesduce some extracts from this important tions, and render it a species of chemical work, we shall forbear to say more of it at and experimental library, such as has not present, than to recommend it to general previously existed in any language. Most perusal, and to a place in the libraries of of the experiments, also, are illustrated by the opulent.

engravings in wood, and many of them by Lady MORGAN'S Italy, published in line-engravings in the best style of mo two volumes, though in truth but one, and dern art.-Such a work is, of course, not a printed in a tasteless mapner, is, never book of the day, but, by being improved theless, one of the most elegantly written as science advances, will live as long as and spirited performances of the season. the arts of life and the pursuits of expe. She treats of old subjects in a new manner, rimental philosophy are cultivated. As and proves that the commonest things may the labour of many years, and as a textbe rendered interesting by the eye and book on its subjects, it has been executed pen of genius. We veed not state that with care ; and there are few of the expe. Lady M. is a consistent friend of liberal riments and processes which, the ingenious


and laborious autlor says, he has not veri. versions, to insult the understandings of fied by his own observation,

enlightened Europe, is an important sub. The Annals of the Parish ; or the Chro- ject of inquiry. One thing, however, is nicle of Dalmailing during the Ministry certain, viz., that the absurd notion of of the Rev. Micah Balvhidder, is an amu witches, wizards, conjurers, sorcerers, ne. sing and well-supported quiz on the errors, cromancers, and dealers with familiar spi. follies, and delusions of the last half cen- rits, never had any existence but in the tury, and on the manners, practices, and weak imaginations of ignorant fanatics and opinions of the starch Pastors of the Pres. bigots; and as such notions are properly byterian Church of Scotland. It will be and universally exploded in all Christian read with amusement by the public, and nations, the time is come to give the true with edification by those wtom it happily translation of the original Hebrew, in satirizes.

which there is nothing of that nature reThe third part of Mr. BELLAMY's new corded." It would be unpardonable in Translation of the Bible bas just ap- us to pass lightly over the story of Bapeared, and concludes the translation of laam and his Ass; for we suspect that it the Pentateuch. We have already noticed will raise an outcry, almost as loud and disthe preceding parts; aŋd the whole must, cordant as that of the animal to which it otherwise, be well known to many of our relates. With regard to the speech of the readers. The work has not been allowed Ass, the following are the verses in the to steal, in silence, into the world. It has new translation :been accompanied with the thundering “Num. XXII. v. 28. Then Jehovan explained anathemas of the ultra-religionists of our the sound of the Ass, as if she said to Balaam, Church. Those passages in our Translation

What have I done to thee, that thou bast smitten

me these three times ? wbich Mr. Bellamy agrees with the Deist 29. (For Balaain said to the Ass, Surely thog in denouncing as absurd, blasphemous, and hast exalted thyself against me: o 'that a sword obscene. have. according to him. no exist. were in my band, for now I would slay thee.)

30. As if the Ass said to Balaam, Am I not thine ence in the Hebrew text, (wbich, he says, Ass, for thou hast ridden upon me ever since I was has been transmitted to the present age thine to this day; towards support bave I been prowithout the slightest error) but are owing fitable for labor to thee? then he said nothing." either to the corruptions introduced into We would refer those who are curious the Latin Vulgate, or to the ignorance of on this subject, to the translator's notes : the translators, who have, uniformly, fol. -one more remark from us, and we lowed, or added to, the mistakes of St. have done. Mr. Bellamy complains of the Jerome. Those of our readers who have violent opposition which bigots have raised seen the two preceding parts of Mr. Bel. against his work; but, with the slightest lamy's work, will have marked the asto. reflection, he might have foreseen that his nishing difference between his and the translation would not be palatable, either common translation. The part before us to the scoffers among the Deists, or to the presents discrepancies equally numerous proud among the Christians. If his emen. and equally extraordinary. The sedition dations be true, they put to silence the obof Korah, Dathan and Abiram (Num.c. 16.) jections of the former; but they, also, deis recorded differently from the account in monstrate of the latter, that they have been, the received version. « Their wives, sons, hitherto, as ignorant of the Hebrew lanand little children,” Mr. B. says, “ were guage as their hearers, and that they and not guilty, and, therefore, were not destroy their predecessors have preached for ages ed.” In the same manner, " the massacre upon texts which they did not understand, and butchery of the women and innocent Lord John RUSSELL'S Essay on the children of the conquered Canaanitish na. History of the English Government and tions,”—“the order to butcher the boys, Constitution, is an admirable manual, massacre the mothers, and ruin the daugh- which cannot be too extensively read, the ters,”—“the command of God utterly to spirit of which ought to be introduced in destroy them—to shew no mercy unto all our vational histories. It is one of them—to save nothing alive that breathed those efforts which tend to check that -to slay both man and woman, infant and career of despotism to which every form suckling,” &c.—All these, (as they appear of government tends. To render it efin Numb. c. 21; Deut. chaps. 3, 7, and 20, fectual, the volume ought to be printed in and 1 Sam. c. 15,) are reprobated by our be- a cheaper form, and given gratis to village nevolent author with pious indignation. and popular libraries. The author has Having vindicated the Hebrew legislator done his duty, in writing a work which from the charge of cruelty, Mr. Bel- cannot be too highly praised, and it reJamy (in his Notes on Num. c. 24, and mains for the friends of civil liberty to do Deut. c. 18,) is equally anxious to clear theirs, by giving active circulation to his him from the charge of superstition. “How book.' We cannot omit quoting the noble long,” says he, “the vestiges of the pro- author's just opinion on the subject of found ignorance of those days, when the trying libels by special juries :-“I cannot Bible was revised, are to remain in the leave this subject of Libel, without men

tioning tioning the hardship to which accused per can be considered as complete without it. sons are still subjected by being tried by In this performance, M. Humboldt and his Special Juries. These juries are, in the colleague have raised a monument to their country, the nominees of the Crown. fame, which will last as long as the rivers Surely, in a case where the powers of the and mountains which they have celeGovernment are brought to bear against brated. an individual in so delicate a matter as The lovers of Meteorology will find seditious libel, the subject ought to have instruction and much gratification in Mr. a protection somewhat similar to that GEORGE MACK ENZIE's System of the which he is allowed in cases of high trea Weather in the British Islands. He proson, of challenging peremptorily thirty fesses to have discovered the cycles of the five of the jury.”

winds; and, as we do not think such disDr. SOUTHEY has printed in a separate covery impracticable, his work merits the volume a very piquant fragment of South attention of the public. It is, however, a American bistory, which he had previously work of details upon which we have not written for an Annual Register. It con- room to enter, though there is a method in tains the full details of the extraordinary his reasoning, which entitles it to respect. Expedition of Orsua and the Crimes of The first of the two parts has appeared Aguirre. By that obliquity of reason which of BAYLEY's History of the Touer of for many years has disgraced this writer, he London, illustrated throughout by a series likens the crimes committed from motives of exquisite engravings. He conceives of avarice to the violences committed dur- the Tower was begun by William I. and ing the French Revolution in defence of finished by William II.; and he then traces eternal principles against the conspiracies its history and uses during every subseof foreign despots. But on this topic his quent reign to the restoration, narrating niind is deranged, and we have only to la- with interest and originality the various ment that so much industry and talent as events which occurred within its walls. the author notoriously possesses, should, An inscription still existing in the Beaufrom this cause, be so unhappily per- champ Tower, written by Charles Bailey, verted.

a partizan of Mary Stuart, is given in facA very intelligent lady has submitted simile:to the public a series of Letters written in “ANNO D. 1571 ; 10TH SEPT. The America, describing its present state of most unhappy man in the world is he Society and Manners. Her style is good, that is not patient in adrersity. For her information apparently faithful, and men are not killed with the adversities her opinions are eulightened and liberal. they have : but with the impatience with It is not one of those mechanical works, of which they suffer.” CHARLES BAILEY. which too many have appeared on the Words which ought to be written in letters United States, but it is a volume adapted of gold in every church and seminary. to the perusal of the educated and supe- Mr.H. Hughes, a very ingenious artist rior ranks of society, to whom it will of Denbigh, has applied the art of engraving convey a better acquaintance with the real on wood to Landscapes, in a work called state of that country than any recent work The Beauties of Cambria. We understand which we have seen.

he is draughtsman, engraver, and compiler The fifth volume, forming two parts, has of the accompanying histories. Such varied appeared, of HUMBOLDT's lengthened, but powers would entitle him to liberal patronvaluable work on South America. It has age, even if his work were less ably executed the advantage of being written by a pbic than it is. But, in truth, it has consideralosopher, and of appearing in our language ble merit in every respect, and it proves from the elegant pen of Miss WILLIAMS. that engraving on wood, at present an EngThe former volumes have been so exten- lish art, will, in due time, stand in compesívely read, and are so deservedly re- tition with every other method. By his spected, that we have merely to remark worthy countrymen, Mr. H. will no doubt on these, that they exhibit the same inte- be zealously encouraged, and the public at resting details of countries hitherto un large cannot but participate in their described, and in every paragraph the feelings. same enlightened views, which have cha Two pamphlets, entitled Property racterized all the former volumes. The against Industry, and the Principles of an extent of the work verifies the adage, that equitable and efficient System of Finance, “ Life is short, and Art is long;" for, al. by HARRISON WILKINSON, are written though there is nothing superfluous in this upon the idea that productive property, series of volumes, and M. de Humboldt is and not labour, is the legitimate object of too able ever to become dull, yet the work taxation. The author proposes to abolish is a study upon which thousands, even all the present taxes, except moderate cusamong the inquisitive, will not adventure. tom duties, and to impose, in their stead, a Nevertheless, it contains an inexhaustible tax upon property, real and personal, suffund of information, and no good library ficient to meet the exigencies of the state.

This would be to exempt the poor from of determining the Longitudes, Aspects, &c. burthens, and throw them on the rich, who of the Planets, for any future Time; and an it is with great shew of justice contended, extensive set of Geographical and Astronomibear a very disproportionate part of the in- cal Problems on the Globes: by S. Treeby. direct taxation. There is little chance that a 18mo. 3s. 60. bd. Parliament of landed and monied men will

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