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THE

MONTHLY

MAGAZINE;

OR,

BRITISH REGISTER.

3'ncluding

MISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATI.

ONS FROM CORRESPONDENTS,
ON ALL SUBJECTS OF LITERA-
TURE AND SCIENCE.

MEMOIRS OF DISTINGUISHED PER-

SONS.

LETTERS

AND

ORIGINAL

ACCOUNT OF ALL NEW PATENTS.
LIST OF NEW BOOKS AND IMPOR.

TATIONS.
REPORT OF DISEASES IN LONDON.
RETROSPECT OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
LIST OF BANKRUPTCIES AND DI-

VIDENDS.
DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES, CLASSED

AND ARRANGED IN THE GEOGRA.
PHICAL ORDER OF THE COUN-

TIES.
MARRIAGES, DEATHS, BIOGRAPHI.

CAL MEMOIRS, &c.
REPORT OF THE STATE OF COM-

MERCE, &c.
REPORT OF CHEMISTRY.
REPORT OF AGRICULTURE, AND BO.

TANY.

REPORT OF THE WEATHER.

DOTES.

ANEC.

POETRY.
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL

INTELLIGENCE.
PROCEEDINGS OF LEARNED SOCIE.

TIES.
REVIEW OF THE NEW MUSIC.
NOTICES OF ENGLISH, GERMAN,

FRENCH, SPANISH, AND AME-

RICAN, LITERATURE.
ANALYSIS OF NEW ACTS OF PAR.

LIAMENT.

VOL. XXXV.

PART I. FOR 1813,

London:
PRINTED FOR RICHARD PHILLIPS,
By whom Communications (Post-paid) are thankfully received

(Price Fifteen Shillings and Sixpence half-bound.)

1. ADLABD, Priater, 23, Bartholomew-Clone, and 39, Duke-Street, Smithfield,

1858. sept. 15.

THE

MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

No. 237.]

FEBRUARY 1, 1813.

[1 of Vol. 35.

As long as those who write are ambitious of making Converts, and of giving their opinions a Maximum of

Indueace and Celebrity, the most extensively circulated Miscellany will repay, with the greatest Effect the Curiosity of thuse who read, whether it be for Amusement or for Instruction.-JOHNSON.

Our Supplement, completing the 34th Volume, is published with the

present Number.

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ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. To the Editor of the Monthly Maguzine. Experiments have been made before SIR,

the following naval officers, whose unCCEPT the following easy method qualified approbation has been expressed beer-backs, cistpools, the shafts of sion, recommending the invention to the mines, and such like places. It may immediate attention of the Adiniralty, be done in any situation, and with very as of great national importance: little labour ; without any expense, and Commodore Penrose, Gjbraltar, St. Juan. it is said to be effectual. The method The Hon. Cap. Fleming, Standard. is this Where it is known to be unsafe,

Cap. Digby, do. Lavinia. or may be suspected of being dangerous

Mr. Settle, do. Master of the for men to descend, it is only necessary

St. Juan. for them to throw any cold spring or

Admiral Martin, Lisbor., Impetueux. other water, which is not putrid, cwo Captain Inglis,

do. do. Hoy Cap. or three pailfuls, into the place con. And by desire of the Lords of the Adtaining the noxious air, in such a mano miralty in the Downs, on 4th Noveinber ner as to break the water into a very last, heavy shower: ard, if I am rightly in

Admirals Young, Lord A. Beauclerk, formed, that will dispel most of the suf

Foley, Cap. M.Kenzie. focating gas, :7'd correct the air so much

Ferrieri s to remove every degree of danger. John MIDDLETON.

There are many other advantages too Lambeth, Dec. 17, 1812.

numerous to be detailed here; but, as a

prospectus will shortly be published, To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. your correspondents, as well as yourself,

will have an opportunity of appreciating SIR, T is with particular saísfaction that the value of this discovery, in all its

. I an able to dispel the laudable anxiety expressed by your correspondent

Maiden Lane, Battle Bridge. G. P. relative to the probability of means heiny found to ensure the safety of

To the Editor of the Alonthly Magazine.

persons suffering the misfortune of shipwreck.

I

SEND a list of boroughs, either cor. A patent has within these few weeks porale, or simply parliamentary and been granted to a gentleinan of Gibe prescriptive, the elective franchise of Jaltar, for the invention of rendering

which is at present suspended., seamen's beds complete life-preservers. Egremunt, in Cumberland In one character, this gentleman has Ashperton,

Deron
united two most important objects—a Sutton,
comfortable bed or mattress, possessing

Torrington,
Blandford,

Dorsetshire in every respect the same appearance,

Alrcoford, convenience, softness, and pliability, as

Alton, those now in use, and at the same time

Hants

Basingstoke, having the extraordinary property of Overton, feating the budy for any lengih of time- Ledbury,

Herefordshire the simplicity of the construction enables Tienbridge,

Kent

Northumberland two minutes, without any risk of tbeir Caneborg, being reinoved by accidenis.

Axebridge,

Somerset SIÚNTALY Mag. No. 237.

Brailford,

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