United States. Supreme Court.

The Universal magazine, Volume 4 online

. (page 80 of 108)
Online LibraryUnited States. Supreme CourtThe Universal magazine, Volume 4 → online text (page 80 of 108)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

rStory of chemistry, and an amphitheatre more than one powerful obstacle u»
of anatomy. " straggle araunst.

The academy of chirurgery, (formed (Toie ceacktded in mir maU.)

of celebrated and distinguished profess


|"N Thursday evening, the 14th of the long period of three hours. Hio-
* November, was represented at Co- tricacy be. the chief recoiumendaticn of Garden, a new Comedy, avowedly a plot, the>prescnt comoi^, possesses it
from the pen of Mr. Reynolds, calle3 iii tliehlgliest degree; for, according to
7'^e Delinquent, or. Seeing Company. — B«ntycs, the audience ^'ere to make a {)Iq^
Much as we mi^ht have been induced for ilieniselvcs. This may not i^V^
to give him credit from his former sue- it$ full extent,, but what ^e wewaUt
cessful productions, ibr sometliing that to make out, was as follows >^
could have claimed our approbauon-r- TlicdeliuquencyofSirArthurCbutei
we must confess that we fell ourselves fonn| the priucjpal foundation aoJ
severely disappointed ^n the present, oc- ground-work of the whole fab|e, I»
Cdalon. We did not expect high finish- apjujars Ihit tie vvas a man of coqsiHea-
ed or strong charactere", nor depth of bit prx^perW in the coun^ of NofifhiaU- .
plot— -but we certainly had reason toj berbn-.ij that he m'arried a daugjiier ol
Wc for" sQxPxtbjng Ukq iaUrgU, durp^ l^ord Danvers, who luincdbigibj^^

. Digitized by VjOOQIC


'£n€ J^MttL,


^^^^NBlce ani As^&itfon. tfe be-
Mw tfbflnkrupr, eluded his ciiediton,
. nedF his country, and became ah outlaw.
Thte father of Sir Edward -Spet^outf and
Sid Done, an architect, from the Mino-
fies, are his pnhcipai creditors. Sir £d-
ivard Specious meets' the deKni^aent in
^eat poverty at an obscure inn, m Italy!
fccognizes fiim, and promises him' for-
liveness Upon (what appears very un-
iccoirataft>Ie) die actual obedience to all
die otd^rs of his patron. The Ytonea,
how^vm^ of finding the long lost tfrea-
<mtrfa dat^hter, inducer wr' Arthur
fo aC«6ipMf tfic oflfer, and they both arrf^-tf
h Bti^artftrf. Lord Danvers, upon the
supposed death of lady Courcy, takes
t!he infant under his protection, Bu t* be-
ing oUiged fo go to India, and dying
flicrc, consigns her to the cate and pro-
tMon of an nonest and rich old veteran,
Maior Tornado. The mother contrived
tb be appointed governess to her own
dsmg^ttr, that she might teatU her to
avmd those errors she had fallen into.—
Sir Edward has seen, and loves Olivia
Totfaado (as she is called) and failing in
his attempt to arrest Mrs. Aubrey, the

rreroess, he' emjdoys the delinquent
convey her on board his yacht, at
^i<^ die latter hesitates: but when
Be hears it is to pfoceed to^ North iim>
Wlatid, he no longer delays, that being
fce place where he hopes to find his long
test treasure. Proceeding to execute'
the Onlers of his patron, he finds out by
Ae stale tricW of the picture of I.ortf
Iferiven, pendant to h&t breast, that
Afeis his own daughter. Sir Edward
Kperits, gives him' up his bonds — Sir
Arthur is reconciled to his >^fe, dnd
festoM his daughter on young Doric,
with i^iiom she has not a smgle inter-
♦jew on the stage, and who seetns to be
latched upon, for no other reason, than'
fhat he must be given- in marriage to
soateborfy. ,

In the dcvtrtppetnent of this fable, we
are at a los's to conceive the motives ol*
rtscntment whteR actitatfe M?ss Stoic, a
sMtof of Major Tornacfo (whose pto-
pioquityWeshouldbe ^ad to have made
<tut) against MV. Aubrey and Olivia,
that indube h^ to fbrge such tales
^gahisl them to the Major. — She is re-
presented as an hvpocritrcal old maid,
wKo MifCi h\ dte ulost i«elus«^' solitude,
*od from revenge of former disappbinw
ments, directs her venom a^nst those
iooocent objects. To recoDode wil|i any

Vol. IV. ^

^•f^tier-of propriety, the dbrtieiVcc of
Sir Arthnr to tne abduction of an ihiroi*
cent female, is by far beyond bui* poWef^^
a man whose moral sentiments are a<6
refihed, Knd vwfto sei^ihs^ to be one ** nitoi^
sitmed against than sinning.'* In shor^
the whMe pl«(yi«' a heavy sends of imv
ph>bability. We augured something
very favourable fironl uie two first acts*,
in one of which Emery, whimsicafly
6nou'gh, aj^ipeflrs is A north-country
sailor, who nas been gaxhblinc at a rac*
couhc with good efftct. In the subsoi-
qiient scenes, however, his part, b^
cam^ very dull, in which the actor wa$
not to blame. The pert of Sit Arfhu^
ivas rfven to Kembie, who acted eat-
tremw well. Mrs.'H. Johrisfohe gavli
ior Ofivia considerable inteitist-^^and
Munden was all life and spirit iri Majot
Totnado. Mrs. Aubrey prose's' toc^
much, and Lewis's part wtmttf consider*
rable curtailment. The marriage df tM
last widi Olivia, seems to prove dld-iri*
dispensable necessity there is fbr a lOVtf
|dot id an English comedy, accordini^
to the author. Thti proloeue was nea^
and the epilogue touched on the priS
▼aiiine fbshitJns of the day v*ith' sdxiii
hvmcmr, but too itrach itt ifie hack«i
neycd method ; after which there* wertl
a few lines to the memory of L6it0
Nelsot^T, which miibt evei^ be gratdM»
though* tifidancHoIy ill the contempla*
fion to a ^tish audience.

On Thuridiay evening, thegdftr*diy
of October, was represented a new co*^
medy from the joint pen* of Mt*ssi^
PVe and' Arnold; called yf Prior CHum^
'rtie story which is simple, is 8f8folTov?r8f,
The first scene opdbs vrith at 'peal of
Bells, which' is ttr arfftounce me ajp»<
proadhing marriafge of Sir William' Free*,
man's daughter tb Mortimei', Withunt* .
versal concunrcncc. She hatf (ormeA^
been betrothed to CoL RaVmoiid? wher
had gone to th^ Escst Indies abt>Ut fout^
years bcfbre, and is supposed to^ be Kill*
ed at the siege df SerineKpatam. llti^
wa9, however, an. attacnmeiit mort of
^tbern thaii afiection. Mortimer, td
whom she has sincerely glvjhhet heart,
however, cannot get rid of sonic sever^
forebodings, near as he is to i consum>-
mation ofnis happiness, and theyprova
too wdl founded 5 fbr Col. Ra^tnonrf
makes his appcararice' ju3t af this time-
He discovers himself to thefhlhei^ aYid
insisting upon his pretensions to a prior
claim bging justj be resolutely demands
3 L

Digitized by LjOOQ IC


The Drama.

Maria, to ^hich Sir William, being a
man of strict honour, unwillingly con-
sents. Maria, in an intemew with Ray-
mond, acknovlfcdgcs the justice of his
claim, regrets that she can nc\ er bestow
on him tne affection of a wife,, but at
the same time promises nevec to marry
any other. Raymond, however, still re-
fuses to give her up. She has a meeting
with Mortimer, (supposed by them U)
be their last) lo which Raymond is
privy, in which, after making a number
of pathetic speeches, they mutually take
leave of eacn other for ever, with such
heroic sentiments, that every heart must
beat in sympathy with their distress. —
Kaj'mond, transported with admiration
at their constancy as well as magnani-
mity, comes forward and joins the
hands of the lovers, with all the effect
of a German picture (upon which mo-
del the pby ijg evidently written) and the
curtain immediately drops. Attached
to this principal story, there is one made
to join it, tnonah It has no relniion. —
Freeman 4ias mane overtures of a certain
nature, which his underistanding by no
means siibsequently approved of, to a
voung person who i,s a de])endant of
Maria's, which are spurned with just in-
dignation by her, who informs him,
upon his ofSeringher his h.and by way of
atonement, that she is by no means h\i
inferior in point of birth,, but scorns the
idea of coming into any family in the
light of a dependant, nor will she ever
marry with apparently selfish motives. —
Freeman lights upon an old Scotchman^
who is just arrived, with the intent of
letting Emily know that she is heiress
to the house of M 'Donald, in Sc<>ti;uid,
and is entitled to a bige fortune, upon
which intelligence he generously re-
solves to give up all thoughts of her, for
fear she shoula think the offer of his
band the result of prior information. In
his farewel interview with her, slie
takes notice of his never once mention-
ing the subject nearest bis heart, and
ventures to enquire the reason ; upon
•which he declares them — when she of-
fers herself to hipi, if worthy of his ac-
ceptance. Tliesfc very heavy scenes are
endeavoured to be diversified by se-
veral comic ones, in which Patrick
O'Shatter, senant to Raymond, finds
Fanny, his wife, beset with lovers, and
I^eisnger bears the principal part.

Afdsr a ^y a riot de nouoeau dams tati
ceci. — Mortimer is to be had in every re-
cruiting party, and Raymond is found
on the staj^c m fifty oiHcr pieces. W'e
ace not a little surprised at uie obstiDacy
of Raymond in refusing to gi^-e up Ma-
ria, even after she tells him of the im-
possibility of her bestowing on him
anv more than her esteem — and porucu-
larly, in his making his ser\-ant watch
the two lovers, whose honesty revolts at
the condescension. Whate\cr mieht
have been the stem virtue of the colo-
nel, he certainly had no delicacy, and
his subsequent generosity seems to be
very unwillingly wrested from him. —
The denouement is perceived from the very
firbt, though it is somewhat rendered,
intricate by the pervicacity of Raymond.
It must be confessed that Barr^more
cave to this character all the energy and
dignity that it required. The under-

{)lot of Emily and young Freeman is do-
orously heavy. It consists almost en*
tircly of sentiments, several of which aie
merely traps ad captandum vtdgus ; and
the part of Lounger, which was ill cast
in bcin^ given to Palmer, was a misera-
ble iinitation of tlie Hon. Tom Shuf-
fleton, although in the scene where he is
caught by Freeman, pmpnikig Emily, he
gives him some repartees of jxoihar
force ; his pantaloons and his coat,
however, were the only novelties. There
are three songs interspersed in the piece,
lliat by Miss Duncan, who as Maria,
sustained her part with consideraUe.
propriety, was rapturously encored.^
Miss d'e Camp's was not quite so
good. Johnston, as Patrick O'Shatter,
and who is the common Uundering
Irishman, introduced a parody on the
** Willow/' which did no credit to the
author, nor to the audience that enc«f-
ed it. In short, the authorsjbad do sea-
son whatever to complain of the per-
formers, who gave to thefr pans every
degree of excelknce. But we augur un-
favourably as to the continuance of the
piece : it is too dull and sentimental,
and would suit much better the phleg-
matic gloom of a German audience. —
Although it was given out for a second
representation^ without a dissenting
voice, we think it cannot last long, aod
wlnrn it falls, it

" Falls like Lucifer^-D^ver to hopt

Digitized by VjOOQ IC

Digitized by VjOOQ IC




Digitized by VjOOQ IC

I 443 J


Unto the itately edifice f the flies,
Which gives t* vtt'f an tart a calm letreat.


ON THE DtATH Ot LORD NELSON. ,,,, - , , - • . •

T, ,,, ^ , . , , 1 , . Where oft the sounds of srautude arise
Ht shouts of tnumph echo to the skjcs, as a^ed heroes their past deeds repeat. •
And Bricau stiU her prowesi high ,„, ,. „ , ^ .
maintains; ** Why mourn, my rabant sons, the God-
Yet, *inid&t the joy, £oft mournful sounds , ,„f *-'**. "iff» , • , ,

m^^ *' Why IS this general sound of deep dis*

And sorrow waibles forth her plaintive * ,,^ ^^l"*.' . ,
jjj^^jjg^ '^ When British a

I arms bear off a brilliant prize.
And British valour still commands succeU ?

" What though brave Nelson in the con-
flict fcU,

Who hurrd your vengefoi thunders on the

His NAME shall long outlive his pas&ing

And heroes yet unborn his &me shall knat^.

** His name, to imniiortality allied, .«

May justly claim the tribute of a tear;
]]e bravely conquered, and he bravely died.
And glory followed in hi^ bright career.

itfiw^*^,^ rr««, i^,]i;,»- k../>« K— ^u.r^MA ** In Britain's name hcrulM the briny main,
c^ from Galhas brow her plumed Nor t9ils nor dangers could his soul bright,

•Andfdrdherboastcdpower.atablow. But rpse^pcrior to fatigue or oain.

'^ And in th' unequs^l contest took dehght.

Hisdeeds now lengthen out the matron's « when tempests .hook the globe from>>lc

And lisping chfldren wond'ring hear hie Wherbmk spread abroad her wlM care*,
'- - - Then rose the daring spbrit of his soul; -

The fioos of glory, Britain's valiant tars,
Who iaugh at peril, and who death defy, *
Who heed, not toil, who heed not wounds

or scars,
In mournful ulence, heave a general sigh;

The hardy vet*ran, who a tear ne'er shed.
Nor heav'd a sigh at sorrows of his own.
Now pen-sive, mounis his brave Command-
er dead.
And for departed Nelson, heaves a groan.

Witli sympathy each patriotic breast
Mourns for the hero who is now laid low.

The youthful hero finds a svteet regale
b list'ningto his glory and bis fanie*

£ach Briton hailM him as a genVal friend,
Chief of the mighty, bnive^t of the brave ;
With heartfelt snirow all deplore his end.
And moisten with their tears hi^ honour 'd
grave. ,

To azarc skies tHe voice of grief ascends,
To where, enthron'd amid cerulean bowers,
Briuonia's gusuxlian Genius watchful

For dangers were his sport, he smil'd H.

fear, : ■ <

*< The nmse shall bear his name to distant

And as she does hervQt*rie$' breasts inspire.
They, as they sing some future hero*s

Shall say, Hke Nftlson's was his valiant fire,

<*. What though he fell by an insidious foe.
He died with glory, and with honoun

And for her favoured isle exerts her powers. ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^j^^.^^ Ufc-drops tricklingfloW.

Kor unregarded do her sons complain ;
She marks the inward workings of each

Throb for the matchless hero that is slain.
Who from the toils of battle now doth rest.

The drooping spirits of her sons to cheer.

He heard the shouts of « Victory !**• re-

<< Revenge his death, 'tis all his soul re*

quires ;
Tis justly due unto the fallen brave.
When from the earth a daring soul retire*.

To earth the goddess wings her downward And leaves its body mould'ring in the

like to the meteor's is her swift career,
Aod like the meteor's glare her radiance


^ I do not wish my readers to understand,
by this line, that I mean more than her
" boa<;ted power*' of invading this country,
^hich I consider to be finally settled, at least
wr Kvcral years to come, by the actipn off

** I see your geo*PQtti minds-have caught the

And emulation kindles in each breast ;
Your daring souls now glow with vengeful

Let not the noble spirit be repressed.

t Greenwich College,

Digitized by VjOOQ IC

«4 Otigin4( fpeiry^ .

Your beardless Youth his valonr shall For him the laurel wreath Ciir Vkt'sB
ac<]uitt; 4 ^ ^^g^^ ^

E'ennoi*^, their boqqms own d)e radiant And bright-ey'a Glory hoond it nmnd 1^

Ifaiiie, head;

Wfaiph hida their MNak to Ns^lov** tes Fame's loudest tnunj^ h^ rna^^jfi^^ ^ee^
A ^^"PSP* proclaim, ' ' -

Pr die, hke Hiu.«ojr, in the how of toe. And hostile patieos tremWe at Iw name «

« Should humbPd OalBa rear her head Jgk^SJiJ^h^^l?

And^'g^nst British .alour n«ke . SottfH^^^f Sf^^L^^

Si'!Il!Sir*i^'^"*^J^P*'^'^*^ The^dUpreadruinoCthcdayKcite,

Or send her legions to your sca^girtland 5 Hfa great siWeYemente iSL ^^t^

** Send forth ybor vet'rans, whom no dan- —Say how his shiU oonsuiiiioa«e£ana?dyi(

gcrs fri;5ht, plan,

Rush on the wmgs of wind, chastise their And firm, with ardour boldly led tlic vas.

pride; Quick w^th lo^d thunders shook Xxa&|gai^c
'Let riaLSOBi's name reecho in the fight, shore,

;^d drown their navy in the whelming And proud aloft the Etritjsh colours barc-r

tide. Txiumpfaant bare'; nor'ceas'd the deadl|y

« For Britain ne'er to Gallia's yoke sh»U ,«.„ '^^' ,r- . , 1. J v .^\ ,.-.

bow, - ^*" Till on the Vict'r^r s hoards he yielded life.

Nor to alawless despot ever yieM, ^'^^^ ^1** attention lyiil each youth be

Till ri! her sons in battle are laid low, ^ J'^t ^ . . ,

In dM wide/>ceanor thetenttd&eld !" J^ ¥^^^' «»^ awiojgppes$«iaii^

T D loqiirVi by hism each yomdifot breaae swrfl
, ^' ' hiph.

Like hin: to ceniDcr* or i^ce bia to die.


THE shouts of Tictory arise, aater^trea,Ne;^>h^
The hcayii^ cannon's thundering roar, iVi»fr. 13,1805.

Proclaims our tri^mjphs to d^ skies, _—^«

^M^Virafts the ^h^^<^ shore to ihore. ...

Affrighted Gallia trembling heara the ?<-'<** *? !• !• k? cjicvwrnx^ ov «■»

JEarag'<rdie sees her foes with glory rrmttthifr^iki Gfrmmmykjtbe

H<r0^yyni>n*d, and her heroes slain; * '

She sees the British banners waveoo high, C ^^ sinkest thou to rest ; no groan, no

IVfuiefrom i^^lrJielKr sons inglorious ^ smart;

fly^ ' Soft lufiidg angels wa$ ^y latest bKalii,

And leave to British tns the trianmh of the T^/self an angd now, ny soul's <ka|r

main. * . ' ^ '• ' part,

JHl«ewiAaiw«anceandempty|>ride, . Sw^^^Jjbe, thu3 lyfeg m the a™, rf

Ske vow'd destruction to our £iyour*d isle, ^, . , * . . -

Threat'ned t' invade our shores with men of Ndt he, that grisly form, who» hand ii»-

-•ght,. , * ^^ ' ' *

■^ - ' Widest

Aftd'robeadi free-bom Btltoo of hjs right'; Widcswoeps, withfSital scythe.

But now the eiqpty menace we doide, ^^^7 ?

A^dat the futile boast contempmons smile. '^^ g^pitts radwr, on whose lipa,is«haaei

J. D. .The amiii^g gtacea ipmyntfi^fhyw

"*""*"" Peace to thy slumbers, babel ThfhtherX

Th][ JVc^dicr w^ili^ wild her darlisy

*<Bdeeetd0conimestpropattvmori» _. ®*^», , . ^. .. '

Mors et fiigiicem persqqj^i^ir vemm; *"y brother a iMigngs, m£mt as liis yean.

Nee parcit unbellis juventi "' -^haXL sakfi tkx to gvsa SSfttl^^J »

PoplitihM,ti9i»divi»,C^KgQl^ «Oft. more,

*"*""" O, ever^bftaHaoef whtBiheaT^nlfflBce

NJ&L&0J^'$ lligh worth must ever mnd ' RecaftM sd eariy6oui ilfty tQfiwa£bfi '

confest, ^"'^ 0,<evcrlbi«iHiate! not kft to tr^ce

^'^'Ji^^''^^^'^^^^^'^ Wtdi paiflM cnw, ^hk life's ifaoM

Digitized by VjOOQ IC

Tlflil jrom 9II stvp'nr patj^> «U lud4p» IVhcn tp the firit rvde shix^ » dkn rac^

snaresy ceeds,

A pitjrine PtovidcDce hal diee conveyed ; And nawing azignhh irritntea no more,

.i^d tiiat cf thouMod tlibuv^nd idle cares, Vhca the d' ep wound w^ch now so fr&ilu

Hot one «p«n thy hreast hasever prey'd. ly hleeds,

That of this visiaMry; map scene, ' ^•;*^ <~' «<*^ heart some ease w-

Thioe eye the outward tashion only saw ; *^^»

While we, of hlxss too prompt to overweenj O then shall pleasttf^ n^eUndioly shed

Sorrow from lUiti tnc hitt«reft sorrow - - O'er softer images a milder gjfeam ;

draw. 6bc o'er thy )ife tfaall f<urer colouit sprtiu!.

We wccn'd it hGss, thee, tender plant, to Wot punt it lik« a vain unreal draun.

^^^* - . ^ .... No; UVc a misty morn, whose early gloom.

« J** '" ^^ festered nunhng kindly grow. Was soon o'crtakcn by a flood of <Sy,

Whose rip'mng faculties our toil might Whose sun dispelled the darkness of thr

«*«*■* 5 doom,

Heav*ns! uidwefD8ter*dthnsouribtnre And all our fond forebodings chas'd away/

AUthost ideas now. on which we hung. Thou, weeping partner of my life, ht

Thy^^smiling comitenance, thy sportiTe ^J ^^1 ^ ^^,. ^^ ^ ^ ^^^ ^^

Thy fcwt»« first effort, and thy lisping oruL^°jr* v t

toofnie ^^ Of her sad fate, which erst so sad appeared;

, AOwSund oar breast, like daggers plant. '^^'L^' "" ^'*'* ^'' *"'* "*** °^'*'**

fdthese. ^^^

Tivassuieadctam; yet, while before our "^"^^"{^ in vain, that, to promotehi*

It^'Lm'd our senses, to th'iUnsioB ^ Wa^ch'^ unremitting thy maternal care;

bS^ ^^ ^^ Rtjoicc in the reward that Hcav'n sfuU

jfaf, dissipated now, and Tanish'd ouite, .„ •«

It kavV^ longings'and relets be- ^*^'' '^'l ^ P'<»«» «** ^"^ ^^^ ^ ^^

^^' When, all the pa^a cndyrM which hen

Vet no ; sti^ ever present, ever dear annoy, /

Must he the shadow of this fleetingdream! We gain the enjoyments of a better plac4^

Ihc thought^ we once enjoyed thy presence When then, at the entrance of etenul joy,

here, Onr own dear angel flies to our embrace.

When its now thrilling pangs grow less ex- J. S, *




^»M Notices respecting Mem of Letters, Artists^ ond^ Uhrks
in Handi tsfc* ^c,
(toecificatiotts of ^tents arc requested to may arise from an accident of curtains,
he sent to the Edifor before the .i8th of clothes, or other articles coming into
the month, if an insertion in the first contact sideways with the candle. The

^?!?rffv^^A' Tzrir ^ ir ,. guard b so construcied, as to bt capable
pAlENT to Mr. JFtlUam Kent, Jf y^^^ ^^^ ^f^ occasionally, as is
^er(;hwU, of Plymouth, for ad. ^^^ ,he%vire on which it slides. There
t^ms oiid improvements on Cmdle^ ^ lij^esidse a conical socket, which is
|/*c^, mA tu to prevent acadentai ,0 contriwd, (slide or lifter is wroided)
fJi' Z ^^^^^ %J^^^\ ^^ that t\vt candle may, on its burning
W24, I805.-The said mrcnuon ^j^^ to the socket, meet with no oh:

SrS^ ^ * "1*^' *^***?^? '^***'' bv atmction io insuntly dropping down

wpica u may be conveniently lemovedy .

^Qtpai with the water, in a guard to ' ""-^ ' '

^B|^|5of g^s or hom, of an heiffh^ ♦Onr readers wiU find tmly elegant tramla-

f^cftrOiM tp the use the c^ndlesUffk ^ tioBs,by thispen.of Connt Stblcrg's Ode

^!^ Iai, which, without destroyii^ tp Homer, in our Msgsstne for August, and

^ %9^ conducts the sp^ks into the of his od«, << The Apparitson/* io the foU

|f»t(|, %i)4 iil$& pievcf^s itie dan^ ti)^ jowini; aumVcr.

Digitized by VjOOQ IC

445 Modem Discoveries, and Improvements in Arts, Sciences, tS^c:

intn thf water, and be thereby rom-
pletelv* extinguished, alihouph ibe pcr-
•on using it m,iy have fallen a>Iecp.
There is a hole in the socket to admit
fhe water, and also to take out the-^nd
of candle thjt drops in. To the candle-
ftick is added a pnir of situtTcra and an
exlinj^uishtr. llicse caudUsticks may
b« in«ide of silver, brass, copper, tin, oi
other materials of various sizes, with
one or more sockets for use on board
of ships, or in shpps, warehouses, and
other places.

Patent to Mr. Thomas Ronnfree,
Engine-maker^ of Surry-^trvet^ Chrisi-
churvht count If uf Surry ^ for a new
improvement in the construction of
Water-closets, and which may be ren-
dered applicable to other vstfitl pur-

The said invention' consists of such a
disposition or application of tlie several
parts necessary to coajplete the s-.nac,
ihai the whole apjxiratns is capaLIe hf
being moved togulUer, and is termed by
the inventor a portable ^Ater-closeL
Tlic whole a])paratub of this closet may
occasionally be removed from one place
lo another without taking it to pieces,
snd h possesses the advantage of pre-
Tenting the noxious smell that is com-
monly found in fixed water-closets. It
Riiy te mn''ie for the purposes of sick
looms, and on such a 'scale as not to
occup^*^ more space, or to be attended
with any more incumbrance than a
common ni^ht clialr. In closets of
this kind, tlie reservoir for the water
(which cither m^y be hot, cold, or me-
diutcd) is iixcd in the same piece of
famiture as the bason and soil receiver ;
wbicli latter is so Atted to the soil pipe
frum the bason, that it may be taken
inviiv iir.d replaced at pleasure. The ill
smell is prevented from escaping out of
tile receiver, by means of the soil pine
iron' the boson forming an air-ugot
jnnction with it, either by ha:\'ing the
did of the pine immersed in water, or
sonte limner fluid, or otherwise made
dose by Ranches, tnsition, &c. This
mode of constiuction secures it on the
outside of the basun. The ill smell is
prevented ironi issuing through the
opening of the bason by any of the
water-btops at present in use, or by fhie
appUration of Mr. Rowntr^'s newly
invented circular sliding valve, which
hskH the properties of both a Yalve and a
diek, and is inadelo perform its ofRce,
either by moving round each operatioD^

or to pass one part oi the war, and f^
turn in such a manner a& to open at^
shut the communication between tk
bason and soil pipe, and thereby afiuvi
kn opportuuiiy for the soil and waierto
proceed into the soil recei\er. Th«
same op*?ration, when recjuircd, fee^

Online LibraryUnited States. Supreme CourtThe Universal magazine, Volume 4 → online text (page 80 of 108)