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MISCELLANEOUS, PHILOSOPHICAL, &c.

TIN MINES IN FRANCE.-Tin was not known to exist in any part of France till the year 1809, when it was discovered not far from Limoges, in the department of Haute Vienne ; and in the year 1817, it was accidentally found in the south of Brittany, not far from the mouth of the river Loire. A marine officer, who had long been detained as a prisoner of war in England, and had been quartered in Cornwall, in the neighbourhood of the tin-mines, returned to his native town of Piriac, a small sea port of the department of the Lower Loire. Going out sea-fishing one day, and wapting some weights for his lines, he picked up a pebble on the shore, which appearing to him unusually beavy, he took it home to compare with a piece of Cornish stream tin which he had brought from the place of his captivity, and found it to be the same substance. He gave notice of his discovery in the proper quarter, and M. Dufrenoy, now a distinguished French geologist, then a young aspirant of the School of Mines, was sent with another to investigate the matter, and the report they made shows a remarkable uniformity of structure between that part of Brittany and the tin district of Cornwall on the opposite side of the channel.

New HYDROSTATIC ENGINE.-The Rev. J. Porter, of the Close, Salisbury, has, it is stated, discovered a hydrostatic engine, which, if it succeed, will vie with the astonishing power of steam. The principle upon which it acts is the pressure of fluids. The construction of the apparatus is simple, consisting of four cylinders, two of which act as pumps, the other two as working cylinders, each of them hay. ing proper pistons. The double-acting power of the model) is put in motion by only twenty-five ounces of water, assisted by the lever. Some idea may be formed of the force of the pressure, when we say that, with the stroke of one of the cylin. ders of the piston, an ash bough, an inch and a half in diameter, was broken with the greatest ease. The reverend gentleman is very sanguine as to the ultimate success of his discovery, and affirms that a ship, laden with the usual freight, may take a trip to the East Indies and back, the engine requiring for its total supply not more than a balf hogshead of spring water.

Fossil TREE.--In the quarry from which stones are at present being taken for the new church erecting at the Miltoun of Balgonie, the quarryman lately discovered, what he at first sight supposed to be a great stone imbedded in the rock. As his operations proceeded, it shortly became apparent that this was a large fossil tree. It is lying nearly horizontal, and is as yet attached by about two-thirds of its circumference to the sandstone. It is about fifteen inches in diameter, and about seven feet of it are at present visible. As it tapers slowly to the outer end, the portion still undiscovered is probably considerable. It is wholly composed of white sandstone, similar to that in which it is imbedded. This quarry is remarkably rich in vegetable impressions. Casts or marks of palm trees are to be found in great beauty and abundance.

Married.-At St. George's, Hanover Square, Captain John Sidney Doyle, second son of Major-General Sir Charles Doyle, to Lady Susan North, daughter of the Dowager Coontess, and of the late George Augustus, Earl of Guilford.

At Marylebone Church, the Hon. Charles Lennox Butler, youngest son of the Right Hon. Lord Danboyne, to Eliza, only child and sole beiress of T. Lindsey Holland, Esq.

At the Parish Church of Ham, Surrey, Rt. Moorson, Esq., of the Scots Fasileer Gyards, to Henrietta Frances, daughter of Lient. Gen. Sir Henry Cambell, K.C.B., and G.C.H., of Richinond Park.

Died. - In Hanover Street, St. George's, Lieutenant the Hon. John Forbes, of the 791b regiment, son of General Lord Forbes.

At Hayle Cottage, near Maidstone, TbeophiIns Jones, Esq., Admiral or the white.

At Holmwood, the Countess of Antrim, last surviving daughter of the late Marquess of Antrim.

At Dunham Massey, in Cheshire, the Lord Grey of Groby.

Ai Park Place, Paddington, Henry Hoghton, Commander, R.N.

Wadbam Locke, Es 9., M.P. for Devizes, after a few days' illness.

INDEX TO VOL. XIV.

ORIGINAL PAPERS.

Anacreontic, 231.
Autobiographical Sketches connected with Laycock Abbey, 306.
Blue Coatomania, 195.
Bon Vieillard, 391.
Bridegroom's Dream, 100.
C'arisbrook Castle, 224.
Chamber of Death, 252.
Close of the Session, 113.
Complaint, or Remonstrance of the Colour Blue, 27.
Confessions of a Quack Doctor, 270.
Darrels Aisle, 400.
Devil's Dyke, 144.
Diary of a Blasé, 30, 168, 280, 383.
Dream, 47.
Dying Parsee, 160.
Eruption of Mount Ætna, 209, 276.
Family Portraits, 376.
Fée, La, 417.
Fiery Vault, 101.
Friendless Mariner, 382.
From the Greek Anthology, 46, 366. .
Gardener's Letter, 196.
How to write a Romance, 433.
I'd be a Spirit, 305.
Italian Epigram, 432.
Irish Song, 286.
Japhet, in Search of a Father, 17, 119, 233, 367.
Journey from Girgenti to Palermo, 408.
Kathleen Mavourneen, 66.
Life of a Sub-Editor, 67, 199, 293, 419.
Life, Opinions, &c. of John Ketch, 88, 216, 326, 440.
Lord Brougham's Discourse on Natural Theology, 149.
Love in Adversity, 37.
Marine Insurance, 225.
Manuscript Volume, 117.
Marriage Festival, 275.
Memoirs of Sir Thomas Picton, 337.
Memory, 99.
Miss Landon's Vow of the Peacock, 377.

My Client, The Artist, 393.
My Cousin, 78.
Names, 319.
Nos. 1402 and 1403 of the Sonnets of Sir E. Brydges, Bart., 232.
Persian Stanza, 392.
Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley, 53.
Poetry ; Sage's Advice, 16; Complaint, or Remonstrance of the Colour

Blue, 27; Love in Adversity, 37; From the Greek Anthology, 46, 366 ;
To Beauty, 52; Kathleen Mavourneen, 66; My Cousin, 78; Scene, 87;
Memory, 99; Bridegroom's Dream, 100; Ruined Fountain, 112; Ma-
muscript Volume, 117; To that Lock of Sunny Hair, 148; Dying
Parsee, 166; Blue Coatomania, 195; Question, 207 ; Song, 215; Ca.
risbrook Castle, 224; Anacreontic, 231; Brydges' Sonnets, 232;
Chamber of Death, 252; Tasso's Familiar Spirit, 269; Marriage Fes.
tival, 275; Irish Song, 286; I'd Be a Spirit, 305; Family Portraits,
376; Friendless Mariner, 382; Bon Vieillard, 391; Persian Stanza,
392; Darrel's Aisle, 400; La Fée, 417; To a Portrait of

S M-
Esq., M.P., 418; Italian Epigram, 432.
Question, the, 207.
Remarks on the English Navy, and the Necessity of a Naval Brevet, 1.
Ruined Fountain, 112.
Sage's Advice, 16.
Scene-Dryburgh Abbey by Moonlight, 87.
Scraps from School and College, 287.
Song-Days of Yore, 215.
Statistics of the German Confederation, 178.
Tasso's Familiar Spirit, 269.
Telesforo de Trueba, 336.
Thoughts on the Poet Tasso, 403.
To a Portrait of S- M- , Esq., M.P., 418.
To that Lock of Sunny Hair, 148.
To Beauty, 52.
Tour of Mount Ætna, 38.
Translations from the Greek Authology, 366.
Wilkinson's Topography of Rome, 254.
Witch, the, 80.

Abolition of Pauperism, noticed, 41
Angler's Souvenir, noticed, 116

Bankrupts, 22, 51, 87, 122
Battle of the Annuals, noticed, 114
Betrotbed, noticed, 80
Book of Family Worship, noticed, 70
Book of Gems, noticed, 97
Bride of Sienna, noticed, 17

Chairman and Speaker's Guide, noticed,

38
Chronicles of Waltham, noticed, 98
Code of Universal Signals, noticed, 45
Colburn's Modern Novelists, noticed,

15, 45, 71
Comet, noticed, 115
Commercial Relations of the Country,

21, 50, 86, 121
Compendium of Modern Geography, no-

ticed, 102

no

Catechism of Foreign Exchanges, no-

ctied, 46

Considerations respecting the Trade

with China, noticed, 4
Conquest of Florida, noticed, 73
Constitutional Magazine, noticed, 46
Conti the Discarded, noticed, 100
Cyclopædia of Anatomy and Physiology,

noticed, 41

Deaths, 32, 64, 96, 128
Democracy in America, noticed, 101
Diary of a Solitaire, noticed, 13
Dublin Penny Journal, noticed, 15

Life of Admiral Viscount Exmouth, no

ticed, 40
Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D, noticed,

15, 42, 70, 104
Linwoods, noticed, 46
List of New Publications, 18, 47, 82,

117
Literary News, 19, 18, 83, 118
Little Arthur's History of England, no-

ticed, 17
Mahmoud, noticed, 106
Manual of Entomology, noticed, 16, 47,

80, 116
Marriages, 32, 64, 96, 128
Mechanic's Calculator, noticed, 76
Memoirs of Persons recently Deceased,

Eclectic Gazette, noticed, 47
English Boy at the Cape, noticed, 79
Every Englishman his own German

Master, noticed, 12
Evolution, noticed, 41

63

Fables and Tales, noticed, 102
Few Plain Hints, noticed, 75
Fine Arts, 20, 49, 86, 119
Florigraphia Britannica, noticed, 17
Flowers of Loveliness, noticed, 111
Forget Me Not, noticed, 103
Friendship's Offering, noticed, 109
Fudges in England, noticed, 7
Funds, 21, 51, 86, 122

Meteorological Journal, 24, 53, 88, 124
Minor Morals for Young People, no-

ticed, 16
Miscellaneous, &c. 53, 89, 128
Modern Dunciad, noticed, 7
Money Market Report, 21, 51, 86, 122
Muse and Poetess, noticed, 35
My Aunt Pontypool, noticed, 105

Gil Blas, noticed, 43
Gipsy, noticed, 77
Gleanings from Natural History, noticed,

36

Narrative of a Voyage Round the

World, noticed, 109
National Songs, noticed, 43
New Library of Entertainmend, noticed,

71
New Art, noticed, 108
New Music, noticed, 84, 119
New Patents, 22, 51, 87, 123
New Year's Token, noticed, 75, 110
Noble Deeds of Woman, noticed, 38
Nouveau Testament, noticed, 46

Heath's Book of Beauty, noticed, 113
Henrich Stilling, noticed, &1
Hints on the Formation of a Royal Ma-

rine Rifle Legion, noticed, 73
Historical Keepsake, noticed, 79
Historical Register, 25, 55
History of British Fishes, noticed, 18,

112
History of the Pansy, noticed, 45
History of Women, noticed, 72
Hour of Retribution, noticed, 104

Observations on the Preservation of

Sight, noticed, 10
On the Fducational Institutions of Ger-

many, noticed, 107
Oratorical Class Book, noticed, 78
Oriental Annual, noticed, 69

Indian Sketches, noticed, 39
Inquiry into the Nature and Cause of

the Wealth of Nations, noticed, 6, 76
Ion, a Tragedy, noticed, 8
Jamaica as it Was, &c. noticed, 44
Journey to St. Petersburg, noticed, 107

Paracelsus, noticed, 39
Parent's Cabinet of Amusement and In-

struction, noticed, 45, 116
Parterre, noticed, 17
Philanthropic Economy, noticed, 33
Philosophy of History, noticed, 65
Philosophy of Morals, noticed, 1
Plain Treatise on the Game of Cribbage,

noticed, 11
Picture of Dublin, noticed, 115
Plantagenet, noticed, 40
Pleasures of Imagination, noticed, 13
Poems and Lyrics, noticed, 112
Poetical Works of John Milton, noticed,

11, 40, 76, 113

Keepsake, the, noticed, 114
Land of Vision, noticed, 44
Lay of the Lady Ellen, noticed, 79
Learned Societies, 88, 124
Library of Romance, noticed, 14
Life and Times of General Washington,

noticed, 37

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