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Thus far for him, the proud inflated lord, With father concubin'd;and mother whor'd! In all so high in rank, or man, or woman; No sense so rare, as what we call the com
Scorning that level, they ascend the skies Like the puff'd bag, whose lightness makes it rise;
Titles and arms the varnish'd silk may bear, Within-'tis nought but pestilential air.
What's honour ?-virtue to its height refin'd,
The felt aroma of the unseen mind, That cheers the senses, tho' it cheats the sight,
And spreads abroad, its elegant delight.
There meet th' extremes of rank, there social art,
Has levell'd mankind by the selfish heart.
Repel all nature, with their gelid breath, And what seems harbour, is the jaw of death;
The wretched mass beat down the strug gling mind,
Nor see, nor feel their country, nor their
But bow the back, and bend the eye to earth,
And strangle feeling, in its infant birth;
Thrice blest in fate, had Strongbow never bore,
His band of robbers to green Erin's shore !
ODE TO PATIENCE.
BY THE LATE MRS. SHERIDAN, MOTHER
UNAW'D by threats, unmoved by force,
Say, whence this turn of mind;
And rul'd with gentle sway.
Thro' all the various turns of fate, Ordain'd me in each several state,
My wayward lot has known; What taught me silently to bear, To curb the sigh, to check the tear,
When sorrow weigh'd me down? 'Twas patience.....Temperate goddess, stay! For still thy dictates I obey,
Nor yield to passion's power;
One eve, with chaste, yet mantling smile, He bade her guess what he could bring, Then, from a bosom void of guile,
He blush'd, and trembling took a ring. The maiden fluttered, sidled, sigh'd,
Oh, Cupid, 'twas a charming scene, And with affected coyness, cry'd,
Dear, what can such a trinket mean? "Mean! cry'd the youth, with glowing cheek,
And flurried that she so mistook;
To this kind token of the dove,
A faithful emblem of our love.
(Continuation of the Report of Mathematical Class of Institute.) R. SAGE has also wirtten a paper, and Messrs. Guyton and
It is of clearest gold refin'd,
Affection's chastest sigh, be sure, And polish'd, like my Annette's mind, As simple, elegant, and pure.
Its round too-what is that to prove,
A love, like mine, that knows no end.
Which leads directly to the heart. Touch'd by this gold, for raptur'd there Love's charming witcheries are such, Fancy would falter to declare
The thrilling pleasure-Shall I touch? It struck her finger-raptur'd quite She cry'd-You're foolish, get you gODES Yet, if the touch be such delight,
What happiness to put it on?
He seized the hint the willing maid Scarce knew what she had said or done, But love's sweet influence obey'd,
And kiss'd the ring that made them ONE. And now when rude or playful jest,
At happy wedlock had its fling, She clasps her Lubin to her breast, And smiling shews-her wedding-ring.
Vauquelin presented a report on the advantages and inconveniences of employing zinc in covering houses. The
section of chemistry, at the desire of the minister of the home department, has pointed out what are the manufactures that are injurious to those who dwell in their vicinity, and what are the measures proper to be employed, to reconcile the interests of the manufacturer with those of the public. Reports have likewise been made on Mr. Tarry's writing-ink, incapable of being effaced by acids or alkalis; on the artificial turquoises of M. de Sauriac, which promise a new source of wealth; and on the late M. Bacheliers, plaster for preserving stone, Of all these we hope soon to be able to lay before our readers a more parti. cular account.
The department of mineralogy does not afford so rich a harvest this year, as it has done in some others. M. Guyton has made known a new crystaline form of the diamond. It is composed of two demi-speroids, united in a macle or twin crystal. He has shown also, that lead, like other metals, is rendered more dense by hammering, provided it be confined so as to be incapable of extension.
numerous pieces of bone, and frag ments of the limestone in which they are included, connected together by a brick-coloured cement. They all belong to herbivorous animals, for the most part known, and similar to those still living in the same places: and they are mingled with fresh-water shells; which lead us to suppose, that their date is subsequent to the last resi dence of the sea on our continents; though very ancient with respect to us, since there are no indications of such breccix being formed in our days, and some of them, as those of Corsi. ca, contain unknown animals.
M. Sage has found, that the chrysolite of volcanoes reduced to powder, may be substituted for emery.
One of the most important objects in geology is no doubt that of fossil animals, and M. Cuvier has continued his researches respecting them. In concert with M. Brongniart, he has finished his mineralogical geography of the environs of Paris. He has also investigated the bony breccix on the coasts of the Mediterranean. These rocks, which are found at Gibraltar, near Terruel in Arragon, at Cette, Antibes, and Nice, in Corsica, on the coast of Dalmatia, and in the island of Cerigo, have been formed in fissures of compact limestone, which constitutes the principal substratum of these several places, and are all of similar composition. They consist of
Alluvial lands likewise contain bones of animals of the order of glires. Some have been found in the bogs in the valley of la Somme, with the horns of stags, and the heads of oxen; and in the environs of Azof, near the Black Sea. They belong to species of the beaver; some resembling those now in existence, and others of a much larger size. To this animal M. Fischer, who discovered the bones of it, has given the name of trogontherium,
Other bones of glires have been found in schists. Some of these species have heen described; and M, Cuvier has seen the figure of one, which some have considered as belong. ing to a guineapig, others to a pole. cat, but he was unable to determine? the genus.
Among the ossil bones of rumi. nants, M. Cuvier has recognized a species of elk different from that now existing. The remains of it have been collected in Ireland, in England, near the Rhine, and in the vicinity of Paris, in beds of marle of little depth, which appear to have been deposited in fresh water. Other horns discovered in abundance near Etampes in sand, underlying fresh-water limestone, prove the existence of a small species of reindeer, not now to be found. M..
Cuvier has likewise observed remains of the horns of the kid, deer, and stag, not essentially differing from the known species.
Among the fossils of ruminating animals with hollow horns, he has remarked skulls of the aurochs discovered on the banks of the Rhine and Vistula, in the vicinity of Cracon, in Holland, and in North America. These skulls indeed exceed in size those of the present wild ox, but this Mons. C. ascribe ssolely to the more plentiful pasture the animal then enjoyed. There is another sort of fossil skulls, varying from those of our domestic oxen only in being larger, and having the horns differently directed. As the ancients distinguished two kinds of wild oxen, the urus and the bison, may we not conclude, that these belonged to one of the kinds, which, after having furnished our domestic breed, has become extinct in the savage state? while the other, not to be tamed, still subsists in very small numbers in the forests of Lithu. ania, alone.
Bones of horses and boars too have been found; the former almost always accompany those of elephants, and occur with those of mastodontes, tigers, hyenas, and others found in alluvial soils. In the strata of course, marine limestone on the banks of the Layon, near Angers, occur bones of an unknown species of manatee, with those of a large species of seal, and of a dolphin.
The fossil skeletons of three species of oviparous quadrupeds, persevered in calcareous schists, have likewise been examined by M. Cuvier. One of these, from Oeningen, on the right bank of the Rhine, has been describ. ed and figured as the skeleton of an antideluvian man. This Mons. C. has shown to have great analogy with the salamander, and to belong to the gemus proteus. Another, from the same
place, is of the toad kind, and ap proaches the bufo calamita. The most singular, from the quarries of Altmuhl, near Pappenheim, in Franconia, has no resemblance to any species now known. From the length of its neck and head, its long mouth armed with sharp teeth, and its long arms, Mons. C. infers, that it fed on insects, which it caught flying; and from the size of its orbits, it may be presumed to have had large eyes, and to have been a nocturnal animal.