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For the Literary Magazine.

literary news from england.

BELSHAM has completed his
History of Great Britain, from the
Revolution, 1688, to the conclusion
of the treaty of Amiens, 1802; and
the eleventh and twelfth, or conclud-
ing, volumes, will make their ap-
pearance in a few days. This valua-
ble publication will then constitute
the only history of Great Britain,
during the same important period,
which has been the work of a single
writer.

Sir John Sinclair, whose unweari-
ed industry, on every subject to
which he turns his attention, must
command the gratitude and admira-
tion of the world, is engaged in a
work, founded on experience and
extensive enquiry, entitled, “The
Code of Health and Longevity.”

The author divides his work into
three parts: 1. The circumstances

which necessarily tend to promote
health and longevity, independent of
individual attention. 2. The rules
which, if observed by an individual,
tend to preserve health and exist-
ence, even where these independent
circumstances are wanting. And, 3.
The regulations by which the gene-
ral health and safety are protected
from the various injuries to which
they are liable.

W. H. Ireland, whose contrivance
of the Shakespeare MSS. excited
much attention a short time since,
has written an amusing book, con-
taining his confession of all the cir-
cumstances which attended that li-
terary forgery, relating not only to
the papers, but to the various perso-
nages who distinguished themselves
while the controversy continued.

Joseph Gandy will speedily pub-
lish a work of designs for cottages,
cottage farms, and rural buildings.

A. and C. K. Aikin have been
preparing a Dictionary of Chemis-
try and Mineralogy, with their ap-
plication to arts and manufactures.
This work is now in the press, com-
prised in two quarto volumes.

Mrs. West is employed on a new
work, entitled, “Letters to a
Young Lady on the Character and
Duties of Women.”

James Hall, M. A., has in the
press some important experiments
and discoveries on ice, heat, and
cold; which will probably prove of
great advantage to the navy, and
tend to illustrate some important
points in natural philosophy.

Dr. Clutterbuck is shortly about
to publish an Inquiry into the Seat
and Nature of Fever, deducible from
the Phenomena of the Disease, and
the Principles of the animal Econo-
my; in which he hopes to determine,
more satisfactorily than has been
hitherto done, some disputed points
of this long-contested subject.

Mrs. Bayfield is preparing to pub-
lish a volume of Fugitive Poems.

Mrs. Cappe, of York, purposes to
publish Remarks on Female Chari-
ty Schools, Friendly Societies, and
other subjects connected with them.



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An original work, on the Present
State of Peru, appeared in Febru-
ary.

The British and Foreign Bible So-
ciety, of which lord Teignmouth is
president, has been presented with
a valuable collection of copies of the
Scriptures, in foreign languages, the
acquisition of which has engaged
the donor's attention for many years.

An important work will soon ap-
pear under the title of Elements
and Practice of Naval Architecture,
unfolding the Principles of the Art
of Ship Building, illustrated with
numerous engravings.

Mr. Collins proposes to publish,
by subscription, the Memoirs of a
Picture; containing the life and
singular adventures of the Chevalier
Vanderwingtie, and other celebrat-
ed characters; including a biogra-
phical sketch of the late Mr. George
Morland.

A Statistical and Historical En-
quiry into the Population of Ireland
will shortly appear.

A Narrative of Events recently
taken place in Ireland, among the
Society called Quakers, has lately
appeared. The writer is said to be
Wm. Rathbone, a merchant of Li-
verpool, a member of that society,
who, in their discipline, have insti-
tuted proceedings against him, for
unnecessarily, as they conceive, ex-
posing the weaknesses of their mem-
bers, and for deviating from their
advice; which is intended to re-
strain publications by any member,
affecting the principles of the soci-
ety, unless previously sanctioned by
their approbation.

Dr. Thornton is engaged in a
work in defence of the vaccine
system.

The English language continues
to make considerable progress on
the continent. In all the new Rus-
sian institutions, and in most of the
German universities and academies,
there is a master for teaching it;
and a number of elementary books,
and selections from the writings of
the best English authors, have been
lately published.



The remarkable decrease of
deaths by the small-pox, occasioned
by the adopting of vaccine inocula-
tion, appears by the following com-
parative view, extracted from the
bills of mortality for London:

                           
Deaths in 1803.  In 1894. 
January  181  120 
February  121  77 
March  95  44 
April  61  38 
May  69  38 
June  48  29 
July  50  35 
August  67  27 
September  85  33 
October  64  50 
November  152  45 
December  180  50 
Total  1173  586 

This decrease will appear still more
important, when compared with the
annexed deaths by small-pox, for
50 years, within the bills of morta-
lity, averaged by ten years:

             
Deaths. 
From  1750  to  1759  19,642 
1760  1769  24,435 
1770  1779  22,039 
1780  1789  17,121 
1790  1799  17,685 
Total, in 50 years  100,922 

Making an annual average of 2018
deaths by small-pox. The following
is an annual statement of deaths in
the present century:

           
Deaths. 
1800  2409 
1801  1461 
1802  1579 
1803  1173 
1804  586 

Mr. Goldson, of Portsmouth, has
made several experiments to ascer-
tain the effect of vaccination on the
hand; and has uniformly produced
a vesicle distinctly different from
that in the arm, though the same

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matter was used in both cases. The
result of these experiments, with
further facts and observations on the
small-pox subsequent to vaccination,
are now in the press.


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