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Meteorolog. Diary for Feb. 1802, kept at Baldock. Lat. 52o. 8. Long. 5'. W. AT 8 A.M.

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NJE, S. 48

31 IV.B. 44.5

3 little 144.5

V. B. 143

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4L. 143.5

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2 R.B. 138.5


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L. 132.5

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40.00 42.09 34 521 18 Rain fallen this nonth, 2.3 inciies. Evaporated, 1.1 inch,

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE for March, 1802. Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer, Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Barom. Weallier

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W. GARY, Optician, No. 183, asar Norfolk - Street, Surand


For M A R C H, 1802.

March 15:


on either of the two points that *****EING absent from have excited to much displeasure.

my apiary from the I was glad to see the bint thrown Bead of December out by Tyro-Botanicus (p: 38),

till the beginning of and I particularly with it to be ta.

the present month, ken and followed up-hy naturalitis ***** and 'the Magazines and botanitts refident in Scotland procured for me lying urperused, and Ireland, as those parts of the during that period, I milled ilic proz' United Kingdom have been lefs per opportunity for making the ex- explored the England. I know no periment relpecting the winter fie more of what the New Cyclopetuation of bce-hives suggested by dia lays concerning poplars than "A Conftant Reader" (Vol. LXXI. what I learn trom your Magazine P. 1070) but I certainly will, if (p. 103); but I hope the compiler of , alive, try it another leatons and I that article has taken care to rectia allo intend, this ensuing summer, fy the confusion that come former having some of the flat-topped bar- compilers and botanists have cres red hives, which I have been lately ated 13 pot diftinguitbring the told by a brother bee-master, answer. Abuletrom ihe while poplar, convery well. I perceive by the con cerning which have often wonmunications made by a Wercester. dered 271y milake Hould bave thire correspondent, and a Nor- ariten, as both forts are common. thamptondire one, that there was in places where the foil is tpringy, not latt year such an abundat as are also the alpen and black papo prodition of honey in the Midland Irry which four kinds, together bounties as there was in

was in the with a variety (according to Ray Southern, Det I cannot think with and Gerrard) of the white poplar, the Northamptonthire folks, that that has a smaller leaf, conftitute tbe want of honey-dew and the the whole number of the class that wetness of the honov-gathering are indigenous to this country; for time were the causes of the failure, though ihe Po poplar has very rcaas the fame circumstances were dily iubmitted to naturalization, it noted in the South of England, is not (as may be known from its where honey was pienty notwith- trivial name) of spontancous growth landing. Behães, the honey-dew here. is the excreinent of an infect, and The custom of using rosemary et it is not likely that one kind of in- funerals existed formerly sto our så ibotld extract its food from Southern counties as well as in the cxcrement of another ; but Yorkshire; and we learn from bees and fies will hover about any- Stowe (vol. I. c. 1. p. 259) that in thing that is vilcia.

the reign of Elizabeth it was usual Some of Mr. Urban's correspon- in London to firew rolemary before dents have accused me of disreipect brides in their way back froin towards the Gospel; but I thall, church immediately atter being by bearing their rebukes with pa- married ; but the cusiom, as men. tience, thew them, that I enter" ro tioned in p. 105, has fallen into touch into the true spirit of it ibat I disure within my memory, for want am determined to « avoid ftrife;" of rolemary, which is now become and therefore Mall touch ho more (carce. The greater part or the



irregular-built houses, that used to rupted your enquiries might perafford warm corners that protected haps appear rude ; but I was unhalf-sender thrubs, are now demo. willing to converse on the subje&t lithed : and it is for the same rea before the Ruslian embassador." He son that we hardly ever fee a fig then, in an affecting tone of voice, now, for :flati walls and square and an animated strain of elohouses do not affard shelter, suffi- quence, adverted to the menaces cient. Neither do the dwarf aro- of the Prullian, Austrian, and Rufmatics, such as 'hyffop, sweet' fian courts. marjoram, &c. &c. Turvive very “ If I had time," he said, k to severe winters as they used to do in expatiate on the secret history of walled courts adjoining antient that eventful period, and could'dehouses; and since a greater variety Icribe the menaces of the Rullian of exotics have been introduced, embaffador, the personal mortifirosemary, bays, &c. have become cations which I endured, and the neglected. A SOUTHERN Faunist. certainty of involving my family

in ruin, had I refused my fignaAffefting Anecdote of Stanislaus' ture, it would perhaps extenuate

AUGUSTUS, late King of Po- ny apparent' want of firmness, land, from the New Edition of which has been so much caluinCoxe's “ Travels in Poland, uiated. This book contains the Ruffia, Sweden, and Denmark,” principal documents relative to Svo. vol. I. p. 175.

that unfortunate transaction, and is CANNOT omit adding an in- the only juftification of iny con

terefting anecdote which deli- duct. You will find therein the cacy prevented me from disclofing declarations of the ministers of the during the lives of the persons to three powers,' the answers of the whom it relates, as it displays the Polish ministers, ; and the four extreme lenhbility of the king, and speeches which I addreif'ed to the the restraint under which he la- Diet, in which you will perceive boured in the presence of the Russ that I' did not conceal my fentifian ambalador.

ments, and that I openly testified The king having condeseended my repugnance to the act of difto fhew us his villa, as he was con memberment.”. He then recapituducting us through the upper suite lated the heads of his celebrated of apartments, in company with speech on the roth of May. He Count Slaekelberg, I noticed a dwelt with peculiar eniphasis on book on the library table, which that part where he appealed to the contained the principal documents nation at large, if he had ever on the partition of Poland * Ex. broken a single article of the Paca pretting my curiosity to examine a Conventa. * I demand of you publication on that interesting with the confidence of the proevent, the king interrupted me by, phet, my people, what have I

płacing his finger on his lips as an done? Behold here I am, witness Indication of filence, and passed against me. Whose ox have I ta. into another apartment. At the ken, or whom have s detrauded; conclusion of Tupper, one of his whom havę 1 opprefied, or of Majetty's officers conducted me to whose hand have I received any the door of the library. On enter- bribe to blind mine eyes, and I ing, I found the king alone, ftand, will restore it to you.”. Here," he ing by the fide of the table. “I added, " I sat down, and had I been obferved," he said, pointing to the guilty of oppreslion or fraud, doubt. book," that you teftified great cu. less numbers would have accused Følity to examine this work. The me; for I was without support, abrupt manner in which I inter and almost without a single friend " Recueil des Duclarations," $C, 5773* to speak in my favour. A dead fi



March 19.


lence for more than ten minutes them to join in public rejoicings for entued : I then rose again, and con

victories obtained by the etlufion of cluded my juftification.”

Úlood, which are the general occalions During ibis scene, the violence of illuminations, this is another reason of his emotions almost stifled his for their thinking it molt consilient ro voice, and tears ftreamed down

decline the practice altogether; and it

is.much to the credit of this town, that bis cheeks. Haftily taking up the these fcruples of conscience have been bok, he put it into my hands, add- treated with fo much kindness and moing, “This is my only apology; deration." read it, and judge of my conduct ; and I am happy in presenting it to

Conduit-A. Hano

- Mr. URBAN, an Englishman whom I elteem."

ver-19. March 25. He then bowed; and I retired. HE

only amongst astronomer scene will never be erased from my but all ranks of people, excited by memory; and I keep this work as

the discovery of a new Planet, in: a relic of this amiable and unfor- duces me to send to your excel, tunate Monarch.

lent Magazine the latest fituation

of it that the month will admit, Mr. URBAN,

that it may be discovered by any THE following article appeared of your readers who are furnithed

in Aris's Birmingham Ga- with a common night glass, 'or zette at the time of the illumina- even a pocket telescope. tions on account of the prelimina If an imaginary line is drawn ries of peace being rigned; and from Theta Leonís through Beta, the insertion of it in the Gentle or the Lion's Tail, and continued man's Magazine is requested by to the same distance on the left, a

A COXSTANT READER. little above where this line would * It must always be painful to men of end will be perceived an equilaliberal minds to differ in sentiment and teral configuration of small stars; condact from their respectable neighé the two Westernmost being the bours, especially, t a time of such aniverfal rejoieing as the prelent, for the happy

largest, about the fourth magnireturn of Peace; and this we have read tude. The Ceres Ferdinandia on fon to believe has been the case with the 15th inst, was a little-to the the fociety of Friends in this town and East of the imallest star, which elsewhere, but witoever attentively forms the other point of the trianconfiders their general religious princi- gle. I have observed it regularly ples, which have a particular tendency with a 31 feet achromatic, magnito lead them out of all excess of joy or fying about 50 times (which I find griei, and to preserve that thankful belt suits it), and with a might glass tranquilliwwhich keeps the pailionsud- of large field, magnifying about rutied, mult fee that illaminations and such like tumultuous exprellions of eight times. On the roth, 20th, jov are inconilient with those princi

zitt, 22d,' and this evening, the ples, and more especially as they 100 25th, I have teen it regularly pais ofien are attended with excelles of va- through this small constellation ; rious kinds. If any circumftance and tonight at eleven I find it could induce them to illuminate their arrived between the two larger, houses, it would be the return of peace, or Weiternmost stars. By a little at which they most cordially rejoue; attention it will be easily discobui, even on this occafion, they think vered, as being retrograde at prethankfulnefs to Divine Providence is beli discovered by heartfelt gratitude sent, its motion is very readily pera and amendment of life. It should also ceived from one night to the next. be considered, that, were they to illu. It is by no means difficult to be minate on fome occasions, it would be seen with such instruments as I almost impoffible for them to avoid do- have pointed out, although invisiing it on others, and as their well-known ble to the naked eye. The planet principles against war do not allow


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