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THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c.

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THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c. DEATH OF A BOTANIST.—For some years past, many of the most beautiful new plants introduced to this country have been discovered and sent home by Mr. R. Pearce, from South America. So many and such valuable acquisitions are they, that his name has be- come famous throughout Europe among botanists and horticulturists. But this gentleman's fate has been that of most botanical explorers he recently started from England to make collections of new plants, arrived at Panama on the 7th of July, was taken ill on the 13th, and died on the 19th, having succumbed to one of those dreadful fevers so peculiar to the pestilential marshes of some portions of the tropics. MUSURUS PASHA has caused to be constructed, in the Greek church at Arnaootkene, on the Besphorus, a hand- some tomb, to his late wife, of marble from the Mar- mora Islands. It is richly ornamented by local artistes, and is said to excel any monument of the kind in the Turkish metropolis, LAKE DWELLINGS IN SCOTLAND.—Extremely interest- ing researches have been recently made on the Loch of Forfar, the lowness of the water in that lake having afforded unusual facilities for that purpose. The exist- ence of a crannog, or lake-dwelling, on this lake has long been known, but its thorough examination has only now been made. Twelve labourers were employed to cut through the causeway, 150 yards of which were exposed. The causeway was found to consist of a ridge of stones and marl, stretching across to the west end of the loch. On the north side there had been a row of piles, on the top of which were transverse piles, generally about five feet belew the surface of the ground. Various excava- tions made in this ground disclosed layers of ashes, bones of sheep and oxen, tusks of boars, and some bronze implements. In short, the examination of this crannog ledto the inference that the inhabitants were similar in their modes of life to those who erected the celebrated lake-dwellings in Switzerland.—Athenceum. BARON DE FLOTOW, to whose musical genius we owe the adaptation of so many delicious Irish airs to the opera entitled Jfartha, has married his cousin, Mdlle. Flotow. THE -Tournal des Travaux Publics states that the Municipal Council of Paris has decided on erecting a statue to the Prince Imperial, eetat. 12. A TELEGRAM from India was read by Professor Tyndall, in the Mathematical, and by the Hydrographer, in the Geographical Sections, at Norwich,with respect to the eclipse. The view had been hindered by light clouds, but the observations were mainly successful. THE process of destroying the Colosseum in Regent's- park will be shortly begun, and that once "favoured place of resort," but of late peculiarly forlorn edifice,will soon be removed, to make way for a work of more immediate serviceableness. AT the annual meeting of the French Academy various prizes were awarded. The fair winner of the first prize for virtue is thus officially catalogued Un prix de trois mme franrs-A la Negresse Nymphe, au Mourillon, prè;; Toulon (Var)." SIR JOHN HERSCHEL AT THE CAPE.—At Feldhausen, near Cape Town, there is a piece of cleared ground on which stands a neat obelisk, with the following inscrip- tion—" Here stood from 1834 to 1838, the reflecting telescope of Sir John F. W. Herschel, Baronet, who, dur- ing a residence of four years in this colony, contributed as largely by his benevolent exertions to the cause of education and humanity, as by his eminent talents to the discovery of scientific truth. Erected 1841." Sir J. Herschel is such a person as in very early youth, before the education of the labouring classes was much in favour with Church and State, we heard described as "a fellow who is always setting up a school, or something of that kind The obelisk commemorates his exertions for education and humanity but he did something, without meaning it, for the colonial theology, at least for theology of a certain sort. He showed a resident a remarkable blood-red star: and some little time after ¡ that, he heard of a sermon preached in those parts, in which it was asserted that the preacher's view of Bible statements must be true, for that Sir J. Herschel had seen in his telescope "the very place that wicked people go to "—Athenceum. AN" EGYPTIAN" DEADHOUSE.-The comical side of I a dismal subject appears in the account, which has recently appeared in the morning journals, of a dead- house that is about to be erected in Marylebone. The foilowing has seldom been surpassed. The building is to be rapidly constructed the style will be plain Egyp- tian the extent 28 feet by 19 feet; the height 17 feet; the walls will be of brickwork (plain also, we hope) and stuccoed-in the plain Egyptian style, wa 3Unr)()Sp, INTERESTING AUTOGRAPHS.—A very interesting col- lection of autograph letters has been disposed of by Messrs. Pattick and Simpson. Among the most note- worthy were three good specimens of Lord Byron's haridwrlticg, which fetched <610 17s. 6d. a letter and MS. of ballad by Kirke White, six guineas an autograph letter of Charles Lamb's, two guineas a I, eoupie of letters written by Nelson, E.5 lis.; t-0 letters by Richard Baxter, < £ 11 2s. 6d. and a letter from George Washington to the President of Congress in 1778, which was sold for J69 15s. A manuscript of 13 pages, said to be Napoleon Buonaparte's notes on Smith's Wealth of Nations," fetched 15s. Smith's Wealth of Nations," fetched £4 15s. CALIFORNIA has already 238 newspapers. MR. J. L. MOTLEY, lately minister to Austria, and the iearned author of The History of the Rise of the Dutch Republic," and other kindred works, has declined the honour of a public reception in Boston. A TELEGRAM from Bombay states that the weather on the 18th was unfavourable for scientific observations. :i>i i) fell at the time of the greatest obscuration. 8;

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