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MAIRE. M. le, (and his wife) suffocated
by the vapour of a coal fire, 481, ABLO, M, his composition for MANHEIM. See DESCRIPTION, painting in wax, 94 !
MANILLA, some account of, 456. KENNICOTT, Dr. his, bible, 121.
MAPS See DELA GRANGE. KUNKE L’s red-glais, experiment relative MARGRAFF, M. philosophical experiL'sto, 512,
1 ments by, 512.?
MARK, St, library of, at Venice, Greek L.
, marufcripts in, 531.
MATERIALISM, doctrine of ridiculed, And, hists for regulating the right 421. property in, 364.
MAYER, M. his testimony in favost of gained from the sea, on the coast Mr. Arnold's pendulum clock, 305. of Languedoc, how accounted for, 486. His mifakes on that fubject, 349. LANDE, M, de la, memoirs hy, on atro MEMOIRS of the Bavarian academy of nomical subjects, 489, 486, 492. His
sciences, 304 1 notion of the cause of the tides, 533..! MENGS the painter, his treatises on the LASSONE. M. de, his observati ns on the fine aris, &c, 143. His life, 523. Lift properiies, &c. of zinc, 483, 491.
of his painiings, 528. , on ammuniacal 1alts, 484. MERIAN, M. bis leventh memoir con
m, on several kinds of air, 192. cerning the problem of Molyneux, 529, LAVOISIER,
M. concerning the calcina. MESSIER, M. his obfervations on the oction of tin in closed veffels, &c. 140. cultation of Saturn by the moon, 4os.
, his memoir concerning me. His memoir on the extraordinary coid tals in calcination, 482.
felt in France, &c. in 1776, 487. iy on the nitrous acid, 491. MEXICÓ, curious hiftor.cal particulars LAUTERN, University of, for the study of concerning, 463.
the Icience of government, 466. w12! MICROMETER, curious one in the cabiLAW, John, author of the Millimpi bub. net of the D. de Chautnes, 544. mble, account of, 183, 295.
MINERALOGICAL obfervations of Dr. LETTERE capricciole di Fr. Alb. Capa. Gualandris, made in his tra:e's, 5!?. celli, &c. 465
MISSISSIPI bubble, rise and progreis ot, LETTERS of the Abbé Seftini, from Sici. 183. sily and Turky, 307.
Monte Rojo, observations relative to the of a traveler concerning the natural hitory of, 557• ** present date of Caffel, 4650
MOLYNEUX, his celebrated problem dil. LIBRARY poetically described, 423.
coffed, 520. LINNÆUS, his fyftem critised, 267. His MONNIER, M. his memoir on the varia. & differtation on the increase of the ha tion of the loadftone, -137. On leveral : bitable earth, 298. On insects, 303. astronomical subjects,485,486,493, 494.
general view of his writings, On the situation of Cape Circumcifion, 374. Honours paid to his memory, ib. Remarks un, ib. « 375.
His memoir on the cyca, 485. LOCKE, his principles of civil govern
N, ment defended againft the Dean of Glocester, 271, 321, 330.
ATURE, observations on the police LOFFT, Mr. his correspondence with the Reviewers, 78.
in her productions, 300.. Louis XV. King of France, anedotes of NECESSITY, philosophical, remarks on,
his private life in his younger days, • 67.
Noah's food, objections to the scripture LYMAN, M. his differtation on the liik. account of its universality, 268. worm, 3o3.
NOUVEAUX"contes Turcs et Arabes, 461.
memoirs de l'A.ademie Rogals
de Berlin, 1779, 508. M.
NOUVELLISTES, of Paris, satirically
describid, 231: CADAGASCAR, fome account of, Nuix, Abbé, his reflections on the buma. 457
nity of the Spaniards in the West laMADAN. Mr. his Thelyphthora criticised,' dies, 308. 57. 64. Farther strictures on, 162, 182. Nuove sperienze idraulicbe, 310.
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1 Our Author's account of Geneva is very interesting. ? It is . well known, says he that Geneva is, considering its fize, one 7 of the righelt cities in Europe. As the traveller approaches it, ? she perceives marks of its opulence; and its environs announce ?: a people living in the midst of plenty, Thad seen, adds M Sulzer, > no where so many country, feats as in the territory of this little republies the borders of the lake are covered with them, and they exhibit charming points of view. All the rural buildings have an agreeable aspect; they are neat and elegant in their fimplicity Each a handsome garden: many are fitua ated in the midst of vineyards, meadows, and arable land. Almost all are placed with such magnificent views of nature s before or around them, as would render the artificial beauties
that are often introduced into country feats, infipid. The high roads (warm with comers and goers, on horseback, on foot, in carriages, and are as much frequented here every day, as they
are in other countries on holidays. (M. Sulzer had lived in many years at Berlin.). The lake grows less broad as it approaches the city; and this circumstance contributes greatly to the beauty of the prospect, which is exhibited by the opposite side of that noble sheet of water. The city, which is placed at the mouth of the Rhone, occupies the centre of this magaunificent landscape, and rises with an air of dignity, in the
midst of its smiling territory, supported, as it were, by a high mountain, which forms the back ground of the delightful piece. The whole excites a pleasing and sublime emotion. The entrance of the city does not hy any means counteract this impreffion, Art, in its sphere, has done its business here with elegance, and even with a degree of splendor. The city is well built, and there is a good, and often a grand taste of architecture in the houses. . There is also a certain air of lia berty, ease, and gaiety in the external appearance of the inhabitants, that forms immediately a prepossession in their favour: I have scarcely seen any where, more energy. of features, more Jiveliness in the eyes, and more expression and fpirit in the countenance. There are also very few places, perhaps none, where a taste for literary improvement, and the delire of inftruction, is so generally diffused among the common body of the citizens, and where it is so usual to see the tradelman paffing his evening leisure in the perufal of some work of merit ; several branches of historical, literary, and even of philosophical knowledge, are familiar to this class at Geneva, in a degree, that would do honour to persons of the first rank in other countries,
To this well deserved eulogy we may add, that, confidering the extent of this little republic (the number of whose inhabitants does not exceed 24000), it contains more eminent men APP. REV. Vol. xlv.
in certain branches of philosophy, than any other state in Europe. Natural philosophy and natural history have here a brilliant lift of fuccefsfut votaries, and the names of Bonnet, , De Luc, De Sarffure, the two Trembleys, Le Sage, Mallet, "Ber. trand, Piftet, with several others of great merit, do high' ho1 hour to the city of Geneva. They indeed confine themselves
pretty much to the 'branches of science already mentioned. Ancient literature has never been cultivated at Geneva with any remarkable ardor or fuccefs, and is now less in vogue than ever. The case is much the same with speculative philofopby which has only its celebrated Bonnet (nec pluribus imparem), and with the science of natural law and jurisprudence, in which Burlamaqui has left no very eminent fucceffor, though the prefent intestine divisions of that intoxicated bee-hive have produced å multitude of political publications of the first merit. Wit, fagacity, and talent flourish in the hive, but wisdom is wanting. The foolifa bees, who had long been constructiog their delicious honey-combs in one of the faireft fpots of nature's domain, are now stinging each other to death, and the hive
is threatened with ruin. Some say that this is partly the effect of the enchantments of an old wizard, who resided long in their neighbourhood, while others attribute the fatal frenzy to
their having drank too plentifully of the ambrosial juice of the flowers that adorned their habitation. Res adverfas adbuc TAN
TUM tulifti, says a wise man in Tacitus, Res prospera acrioribus stimulis animum explorant.
in je ti M. Sulzer palled some days with M. Bonnet, at his country feat, and counted these days among the happiest of his life. No marvel!--they were kindred spirits. He mentions M. De Luc, with fingular expressions of esteem ;and no marvel again, for the
famefreason. These are philosophers, who do not pass their labo"Tious lives in meaforing and conning over fome scraps and skirts of the drapery of NATURE, without any attention to ber Author or her destination, and therefore in the eye of wisdom, which looks for objects of hope and felicity to unfinifh'd man, they will always appear to be the only true philosophers :- the rest * is only blowing bubbles with gaudy colours, which break in "froth, and are gone for ever! 211. The Reader will with pleasure, follow M. Sulzer in his passage through Lyons to the South of France, except when he desetibes the filth and misery that degrade the poor inhabitants in many parts of that beautiful region, arising from the plagues of despotism and oppreffion. Our Author's accounts cannot be always either new or highly interesting, because these coun, tries have been seen before him by other travellers, and have been well described; nor can an exact journal always exhibit interesting objects or incidents. His description of the Hieres,
Das Jans les Alpes, 378.
verfion of several parts of the Bible, WATER, method of preserving at sea, 510.
368. VIRGULA Divina." See DIVINING WAX, how used in painting, 94. Com. ROD, 497
position for, how prepared, ib. UNITIES of Nature, physically discussed, Wilcke, Mr. his differt, on the police 5,3927
of Nature, 300, UNIVERSITIES, English, why in less
repute now than formerly, 9. UNIVERSITY established solely for the
X. Audy of political economy, 466." A fimilar inftitution recommended for IMENES, Abbé, his experiments on , 467
canals and sivers, 310,
ARBURTON, Dr. ketch of his Z de
ACCHIROLT, Abbé and Marquis literary character, 358.
respondence, 465. WARRIOR in his domeftic enjoyments ZINC, See LASSONE.
poetically depicted, by the King of Prussia, 286.