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srrors. The question to be deter- decigrammes of ashes, which were com-
l, was, of what kind or nature was posed of the same principles as those of
line substance, which thus mount- red gum adraganth ; moreover, in wash-
with the water during its disso- ing them, a small quantity of alkaU
. Here I must declare, that con- (pot-ash) has been produced from them.
* I ought not to undertake alone. Ten grammes of gum arabic, burnt
is of difficult and delicate experi- like the i^st, have lelt three decigram-
i, I communicated to M. Dabit mes of ashes, which were composed of
ibject of my astonishment, and re- the same elements as the preceamg ones-
xl him to be my collaborator, in with this difference, however, tliat thev
:&earch^s proposed to be made ; he gave no signs of the presence of alkali
ted the offer, and the result of our nor of the sulphur, as the others di(f.
ion labour [the details are here I had formeriy suspected tliat the opa-
edj have led to the discovery that city of gum aclra^th, and the difficulty
iniae salts possess the property of with which it dissolves in water, were
ing themselves, by aid of the owing to theexistence of a greater quan-

which holds them in dissolution, tity of terreous matter, but from these
e following is the concluding part "^expjeriments it appears that they are
s <;hymicar notice : All these facts owing to another cause. But in what
lined, prove evidently, that it is state is the lime, considered as in the
site in the analysis of^ mineral wa- gum, whereof I have just spoken? It
ihat the first quantities of vapour- is not, without doubt, in the state of
water be collected, otherwise we carbonate, from whence I have extract-
he hazard of not finding the am- ed it, and still less in the state of quipk*
ac salts which it might contain ; lime ; for the. dissolutions of gam are
that if they . exist in some na- not alkaline; on the contrary, they aie

waters, tKey have not been dis- slightly acid. At least, when we rub a
d, for want of precaution. Tliat piece of paper weU wetted on a piece of
se salts are contained in. a small gum, it becomes sensibly reddened. It
tity, in a great volume of water, it isj likewise, ceirtain that the oxalate of
possible to extract them in nature, ammoniac and the carbonate of pot-^ash
that the method hitliertolstid down, produce precipitates in the solution of
iporating saline dissolutions, is at- gum arabic ; and that the acetate of lead
;a with the inconvenience of dissi^ produces none. It follows from this,
g a very considerable portion of according to all appeara^ices, that in
i ammoniac salts in charged disso- the gums,, lime is combined with aeer-
ns, and of volatilizing the whole in tain acid— but.what is this acid? Htpc,
ter dissolutions. ' for want of facts^ I shall he obliged u



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^MVQ feeeiine lb co&jectdre, - 4>at vai^ febt vogeubbs %iikh t^rm tlieso sub-<

)>robaMe one whidl evory thing leftias aunce^ ii ^^ inuoh move probable tiiat

to confimi, and wbicb nothiag caatr<»r tbis eaKh is qonnbinod wiih tbe ao^tia
.^icta. Tbwe is not the least reaaoA to ' acid than with any otiier.
Houbt that it ib With a vegetabU acid ; It i0 likowi^, v«iy probablejthat the

foB when alufic, in decovQposiog, they small quantity of pot->ash which X hi\ve

JcaT^e thair ba«es combined with the cai^ ibund in the ashes, of bur^t ^m^y, ia

bonic acid«^ united with the same acid \ whioh may

This being admitted, let us oonaidar lead to an eiLplanation of the cw«^ why

aaooog the gneai number of thtse acids, these substaiices ave so sensible or per-

that which can the best come up to all meahle to humidity^ and snow aoin so

the conditions. It is neithar the oxalic, veiy soft thai tl)ey can no Tooger be pul-

nor the acataoeous nor the citric, as their venzed.

combinations with lime are insoluble in I am nevertheless veiy much disposed

'water, nod moreover, they onlyexist in to think, that io certaiii opaque adrag^

' SI small number of v^taUas; still less anthgUips, difficult to be dissolved, aqd

ia it the acids benzoic gallic, vmroxaiic which yield much lime by incineratioti^

and lumstit, which, as is well known, this earth is combined With the maUc

•re vtxy rare in nature — indeed the three acid. I have liad occasion to eauunioe

- last^ form, likewise, salts very little dis* lately ti gum collected by M. Pallissot-—
4)M»sed to be soluble. Bauvors upon the cochineal nopal*

There remains only to chustf between which was opaque, and swelled in the

the acetous acid and (he malic acid, water, but did not dissolve in an horn*

IMrhich arc the most common in the geneeus manner,. which yielded 8 for

•vegetable kingdom.. The first, as is a hundred of lime. As the sap of all the

ttreil known, Cbrms sensible eombina- cactus which I have submitted to ana-^

tions with all the known substaaoes with lysis, has yielded me larger or smaller*

which it is susceptable of being united; quantities of acidule malaie of lime, i^e

some are even deliquescent. Ic js, be- may piesume with sooac •appearance of

•ides, tl^ most frequent result of the reason, that the species which nourishes

)operati<m of nature, in the vegetable the cochineal, contains it, likewise, and

and aiiinh system, in as much as it is that it is the presence of this 9alt pro«

■ formed by v^etadon, fermetiiation, the ceeding from the vegetable and dissolved

> ftction of'powerful acids, and the influ- in the sap vMth the gum, which gives

' «nee of heat. it opacity ajid prevents it from being

The combinations of the second aie, dissolved* in water.

- for the most part, insokible in water ; It results, at least, from tl^e6«eapoi«
• that which it fbniis, in particular, ments that gums contain, 1. A calca-

with lime, is only sensibly soluble, by reous salt, moat commonly acetatod with
means of an access of acid, and its i&s- lime. %. Sometimes a Qialate of lime^
istence in nature is not so frequent as with an excess of acid. 3. Phosphate
tha.t of tlie acetic acid ;— 4iim1 as the lime of lime, and 4th and lastly. Iron, which
£aund in transparent gums, has been is probably united; likewise^ with the '
in contestabU dissolved in the juices of phosphoric acid.

THE DRAMA.

ON Friday night, the 6th Of Decern- but now that the town is emer^ng

bur, was rej>rcsented, at Drur>'- from its follies, or rather its rage for in*
lane, a ^and melo- drama, called the fuitivn^ we must certainly wish that it

Slteping mavty. It is the avowed pro- wduld go a step further,' and banish

ductionof Mr. Skefl&Dgton, whose taste from the stage those absurd oiclo*

and genuis have been vaunted forth to draiiws, which, at l)est, are only fit for

the public in such encomiastic strains, the Christnias holidavs. They have

that we augured much from the repce- neither the droilerv ant) humour of pan*

scnt;»ti«in ; and we must acknowledge tomime, nor the <{ignity of force. The

that we were most miserably disa{)- story is iV*ttT:dcd upon the tale, familiar

pointed. From those who love to enter to ail uur nursis, of the king's daugh-

into the spirit Ot' tlie tales of Mother ter, who pierced her hand with a spindle.

Bunch, or the fanciful e(Hi5t6ns of end, from the knalediction of an evU.

Mother Goose, this niclo (h^tna may fairy, was to have died, but from the in-

obtain a considerate degree ofapplause^ ter%'ehtioa of a good obe^ superiorly

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power i^ the 6iln r^ the conicqucnccs of the School for FrunJs. Tliis picctris prC*
the accident are chanted to a deep bleeps I'essed, both in the prologue and can
which charm is not to be dissolved, un- logue, to have been written by a iemaie;
til some knight, who had never known and, with some curiaitnients, it promise*
the impulse of love, shall come to to become a favourite with tlie town,
break it. ITic whole is of the sombre kind, and

Such is the foundation of this piece, would m<ire projKrly make a nariatioo,
which is indebted to the scene-painter than a dramatic enteruinmcnt. It
and machinist for all its merit. Th^ will make an excellent comedy for the
clouded hall of the fairy, the enchanted closet ; but the ))ublic hos been 5o long
wood, llie banquetiing gallery, and the the victim of nonsense, that we cannot
last grand scene, are among the mmtM but rejoice at seeing any thing like good
brilliant efforts which art can produce, sense once more among us. The story

The musician must be said, hoWe\'cr, is as follows—
to have his share of applause. The Sir Edward Kp worth, who has made
overture is pretty. an imprudent connection in marriage, is

The actors ixirformed their parts with an unfortunate \ ictim to the propensitr
rreat address ; and no part oi the per- of gaming, ai:d idluwH \\\^ deserted wite
lormance suffered from their inatten- a scanty annuity. The wife assumes
tion. Miss I)e Camp*s Old Woman, the name of II an til ion ; and, tbrou^
of ] 17 years of age, claimed universal some irreguLrilics in the payment of her
applause. Mademoiselle Pari sot's part settlement, she is exj)c>scd to all tb« in-
was ill adapted tb shew her graceful. at- suits of the {jcrson in whose house she
titudcs, and was totally unintt:r(^sting, lodges, but is relic\ed from Iter embar-
except in the;r« wxt/, winch she gave in rawnients by ilie intcTferencc of a Qua-
her l)est style. ker, a watchmaker. Her hu&band^ in

The songs which are given" In this the moan time, takes up his abode in
heterogeneous production, nossess nei- the house of I^dv Courtland, a woman
ther humour nor poetry, i'he eating of fashion, who keeps a gaming ubie.
sonji;, by Mathews, contains dullness Lord Belmore, the intimate friend of
suilicien't to soiwrixe, but from the act- Sir Edward, endeavours to 4ivert -hir
ing is made to<be l)earable. The seri- friend from the vortex in wliich he is
ous songs are dolorous ; but to* put it about to be swallowed up, and offers to
out of the question, take a specimen— put his affairs into some ivain of amtod-

mrnt, and to pay his debts, which th&



RoNOEAU — Mrs. Mountain.

Where is Ellen, rural beauty >
Ah ! in pity u\\ me where :

Well she claims a heart of duly,
^rdent love and tender care [



other refuses. Word is bronji^t to
Lord B. tliat the unknown *' fair ob^
scare" is found, who is Mrs. H. with
whom he is secretly enamoured, and is
resident in tiic neighbourhood of La<^



Though ume should i^ade the rose of Couriland'sabbevV where SirEd«^rdi»



youth.

The mind may 5till be venial ;
Increase of years but strengthen truth,
And \irtue is eternal !

Where is Ellen, rural bifauty ?

Point the path ^ conduct me there j
Reason sanctions fondest duty.

Ardent love and tender care !

Some graces time will steal away.
Some graces nobly cherish ;

Beauty, Uke flowers^ must soon decay.
But sense can never perish I

Where, then, is rural beauty ?

Ellen pu:-c, '\y. I'.lkn i"?.ir i
Mine is fI.II a h^in of duly.

Ardent love Uiid u.*udcr turvf 1

At Drurv-hjiif, v:\ Mnjulay, IVcnm-



quite en familU. He goes to her L'^dging,
and cnde;ivours to relieve her distress,
•but is rejected ; however, he contrives
to ieavca two hundred pound note upon
the table. Sir Edvi-ard, informed ofhis
friend's attachment, wishes to break it
off, thinkini; it dangerous ; but, fmdin^
that ineflectual, he writes to Mrs. H,
wishing her not tii make use of the in-
fluence she has 0\er him in any serloui
manner, but to consent to his v. ishcs in
a more indeiiendent manner. Mrs. H.
is very much afiected at the receipt of
this letter. Sir Edward breaks off his
connection with Lady C who hasstrip-
pi'd him of every thing, and, in rtvcngg
I04 iiis scccshion, coutrh ?» to have him
arretted f"r 2001. Mrs. II. hjars of hi»
confiaemeTit, and sends the note which



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Jns His name. Sir K, tli;n4vs he owrs his
^cteas<i to him. Lord B. "in the inleriin_,
<liscovers that it is the wilt of his friend
whom he' wishes to seduce, and projects
apian for their recoiicilivUion. He begs
Oi Shr Edward to yo and sa'.isfy himself
of the attractions of thr f:«ir one, 'and
judge wliether it was in his power to h«
lusensible. He atcordingjv j^ocs in dis-
xuise, and {)erccive9 that he wished to
debauch his own wife. A most affect-
hig interview takes place i they are re-
conciled, his affairs are retrieved, and mat-
ters end happily and prosperously. The
return of Lady Epworth's uncle, and the
marriage of Lord Bel more with Emily,
Lady Courtland's grand-daiighter, form
inother part of Jthe fable.

Such is lhej2;round-work of the plot,
jvhich the reader will .|)erceivc do^'s not
^o into the depths of human nature.



The moral is every wliere unquestion-
ably KO«d : the sentiments breathe the
puresC morality, thoueh there are cer*
tainly too many of them. The. dia-
logue is neat and unaffected ; and the
wholc^is calculated to have a very con-
siderable run. The animated'frieiidship
and warmth of benevolence of Lord
Belmorc found an able personification
in Elliston. Indeed we have seldom
seen a play in which the characters were
more judiciously cast, or which were
mor^ admirably sustained. If such be
the first attempt of the young lady, we
have .a very fair promise of sometning
considerable. The prologue and epi-
logue are both good ; the latter, iudeed^
spoken bv Mathews, was irrcsiytiUlv
comic» and would make two or dirce of
the modem ones. '



ORIGINAL AMD SELECT POETRY.



{.INKS TOR AN INSCRIPTION ON
NEt50N*S TOMB.

WITH modest revVencc pace this holy
ground.
Here lies intcn-'d a mighty son of fame ;
For deeds of matchless valour high re-
nowned.
Victorious NcJson is the deathless namd !

Ye tuneful Bards of Albion, i:aiae the
aone-—
1 he song that tells th' aUiicvements of the
brave!
flaise high the ^me, and, as yc move
along,
Strew aniaraothine flowers o*cr his grave !

And yc,fair daughters of Britannia's I-ilc,
Vith voice seraphic chant the h'jro's praise,

'Till echo, m\UA>*iins through ihc sarred
file,
{)hall join rcsj»n!»ivc to your dulcet lays !

And ye» whose bosoms own the geu*xous
fire,
"Whose hearts with patriotic fervour glow ;

Ye youthful heroes who to faiv.c a-.pire,
f aose where thp mighty He ciuoiub'd be-
Ipwi

The Peasant fall?? unnottc'd in his prime,
No records. b«^r to distant Juys his name;

The learned Sa.e, with thcoric; suh.ime,
tOutlives ful: oft the hoar cf his fume.

The dull Mechanic plotls his houraway,
Unknowo in life, unnoric'd in the grave ;

While Arts and Sciences thvir bkiil ditf»
play,
^g jtanijp with imxnonality th« brave*



For him uho mould^iing lies this stone
b^neatji,
The Muic?' pensive strains sublimely flow ;
Tor hlxii the Sculptor bids the marble
breathe,
For him the, Artist bids the canvass glow.

E'en ruthlc&> Time that spares nor sex nor

"U'ho bids the streams of dark Oblivion

flow;
Who moulders in his course th' historic

page.
And hulls the sculptur*d vas'* in ruias low ;

Shall pot efface the, glory of his name,
Whilst Albion rears heir cliffs above the
tide; . ^-

But tCil to future days his glowing fame.
And say, how ^d>.on fought ! how Nelson
died!
LoaJ^tty Dec, 17,1 8oj. J. D.



On NELSON'S DEATH «.i VICTORY.

WHAT ! Cho* again on Fame*j> re'splcn*
dent scroll,
The gallant deeds of Nelson we enroll !
Alas ! the sacred record now must tell, -
•* By doom of battle,:* England's Her*
felH!!

The i;lcrious conflict ofF Trafalgar's coast
Pcpriv'd us, Britoiis, of our proudest boast;
Alternate joy and Rrief pTCvails with ail.
For Nelsoirs via'r}-, and for Nelson's £kll!

And now, the last sad tribvte here 00 eanb,

I,ct Britons pay to such departed worth!
We'll honour's mantle for his corse preparej
The pall of glory fcihis hallow'd bial



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544 Otiglnal Poar3/.

Ris inlosr^ trophies o-er luls tonib ^*]1 d1 acstifiM both to'^ii th' imtioml fan^

rpfcad, ' That hursts from Oeohis ttaA tht Ufwt oT

Tt> point him out amidst the peaeefbl dead ; Vatne;

Oor c^stant prayer to Htav d shall e*er be Qot toU for fireedon, one tmchaiig'd «9»

this— iiDvm,

«* That Nelsons 6o«l nuty Teat in eniUess Kts niadeytf, Brkoas, brother s att oitr.i>wii«

hli» !'* For ever boast these proud refulgent ties,

i^Mi/ko, Nov. lO, 1 Soj. W. Ha R« . A bright dampfe to the good and 'wiscl



^ Sons of immortal Art, whose ev'ry breast

froMslatim ^ tb, X«^ ncUed at u DiM^ ^J?''T'' '^"^^ by yoti these ties b<.

l.^un hy ibe Central MuMotm of Arts at }*a' ^"^° ' ., . , ^i__— .

r«, //i^ Praid,nt.ftte £ynl Academy ^^J Jf"!*^*"** ' Vr^fc« Ttamemi ^f«l-:

. .f Union, hyLchh^u^t/Es^. fVicf. ^.f^^^!^

Mcmcire of Mr. West, p. 396, of «^ur waft the |ieir hopes that spring firwOallic
last volume 1 • * ^tiii\&,

oiumc.j Should War rekindle all his flamingo



««».*«• « ' .. . ,. . . ^^ to thy wond-rou« school our gen*r—^

^TES! when our walls the glrttVing pomp foes;

Jti ^^^^'^' ^ . , . •, Shew thfan what streams have potxrVi from

■^en Tnumph csnnc, m classK glory British veins,

(bess^d, ' j)y»d British seas, and glow*d o'er B^ti>h

And Art, exulting with a proud surprise, plains*

In Paris saw ibilong-loit Athens tise; ^^^ ^hiir sad looks where W^fe, thq

My Mu«ie, ambitious, fir'd with lienor s conqVor, Ilea,

charms And breaeheshisdarling^onhowim'ry skies:

Around its heroes call'd her countrys arms; ^eU them what tyrants crowd the train of

Aiid\Derourgate9,mctiaract(trs of flame, y^^^ • '

^^.! **^.W/^ ^^^^ ^^^' *"^ Victory's What flames •devt>orM from 'Rome's maBg-

hiureli'd fame : ' ^^^^ ^^^ "

mte dawn awakes! lo! resting from the Must Britohs love th'e rivalry nfanns?

The Gehniin, *pTot;d o!f many a Roman alarms. w"»H5»

^IT'« c 1 I 1, • f 4 Lo ! the proud Chief», m lidg'jiog death

Cam's fierc^ Son, whose lakes m freedom ■ retitrmid

»ni: ^* V • u. . .• r I.- . Who fcar'd no pang but sa<;red Honor*a

The Rips, bright starting from h^s wastes -^v<mnd .

irfsnow; . Yft shall he live from vengdnlAfricfipce,

^'t"?'!^^i!!*'*'''°''^'!!l[i?ri."'*"' ^dlivcfdretetu-forhcWsinthccl
Soah, through whgi^ veins immorul flamos

have ran, p Wnr ! w4ieK V ffie own thy woml'-

Whom not our arms compel, but hearts rous mind,

eagafrc, It'bi«Rthes a sflcred lestooftf mankind;
Quench the wild flame pf transitory rage; ' Yet once thy pencil pains me while I gazej

To social joy, to naturcVshfcast return, But.no !— niy France has reach'dherpronder

And now wiOi feve^ as 6nce with hatred da'ys,

burn. tJ^atv'd, I view JLai Hague's t«iatete4

trhe nations sigh*d— for Enghmdiras no( * wave,

^ere^ Whete two gfett opticas -Isoad a mi^|faCy

qt ling'nng {attl|5 th^t gen-rons pttions ^nivc.

share! Childr-ai of War! yottr twtal ^foWVs Jhs-

yet soon the oKvtf gav«'^ler dmihtful flow r, j^qIj^

And dying War, in HeayVs retaining Koar, j^n^ billows rcddbhlg wiHi 0K iMBgfcd

^0 wash from each rcmerabraicc T>f*hi» "bold;

^'ocs, ' See ^ciTTast sides, tliirv«niitthf«xigh^

Btqucafli^adfcsctnditfg Tcace a blest re- figjjj^ •

-. P?*^'. . . . ',M r \^ Death's' thousand thandcra, and hocrific

franks ! Bntofts ! -v^y, cnamourld «f the jigi,^.

^ toRib, i^qI {|.qiq ijie waves the crashing timbtti

Rouse ye the ^es of Garthagc and of rise

*«Oie? , And spread theirbkzing ruins to the ^Selesi

Have ye not both u glorious fate pursn d, Bu^i the wild sho^ that shakos th'-af*^

jpoch crssfa^' the Tnrbaai, r^d with .Chri»> |ri;ht«d^eep t

tian Uood ? ^ ^rhalmathe wvri«K ib eternal akapf

Ifttve ye not fongfat grvat Oaesar ^o ' tfa« /

waves, - -

nd drai^'d thp spoilc* from youx3fg|hfr*6



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Modem DiscoverUtSf and Impnvemenls in Arts, Sciences ^*tr. €4i

fTkms tutm, Q Ws6.t ! ^th gvitf sbould ORIGINAL.

they iieliold : 8%g tf^hb of s Guardiam JFrktid, AddrsasA

Biin^ to their wilder*d eyes - thine Age of f bu Ward at a Boarding Scb^d where ihi

Gold ; wai sent tejinhb ber Edacatien,

^ay,'« these are they, the dap nnwadi'd ^qULD V*.« a G«anliM»-s yi^b. w

with tears, J^ .

•Whon hunun hearts moVd sweetly a. the ^^,,,hoid describe what now I ffcel ;

r rl^ blest, for HeaVn fad stray.d ^^l tf^i^eT ho^lpp^f.

Bar ever tkos may Virtoe Chaitn-our «r», ,"*?, ';'l.^„'^''P^''!rr',o'"f^f .i-Zn^ln;. .

tknd aiiliog Artie Wi^m in dUBuiiT {S "" »^^'.» '^^7 ° ^^"t^ ^Z'

ffhr foreh^d, W.«T, with wreo^ oar "" '•^^"^ »«1- "'""" *■" ^''"'-•

Brito Mm woMuv m-jr Vet keep her gentle heart the same;

«>i„JJ^ fc'!!?Jjr.'_,.kt-.. i..„.l. «f ,^,^0 1 That needs no polish of the schools,

Pluck d from the noblest laurels cf renown I _ <i..«,.j k« ij..».«<> K.n.v:^> —iL

Mihon of Paiptin, 1 Prance tl,y name re- f-J, ^°™ ^^X «;«- »„h|n«.-' '^«.

T^S^ds iu mighty ray through distant ^^^^^^^^M^^l^r ^^« nor P«.-

y^adiq^ Time to Genius ertr true, 'These wuhes of r»r soul di.cl.«e;

•shaU blls the hand, iu pix>udcit deeds that :\^' "=>« '» "«"''" ""l ^ ^°»'^' .

- j|.^ ' "^ rho" strong the.powers of sense aud souk4«

Then, tio. If Art s«rri»es the wreein of Su>ce »» 'tatPiato could inspire,

* ' Nor all that lives m Shakcspcar s lyre,

Westhy works a wrld'a appUme Could ny solicitudes crp es,

. ' , ^'^ For lov d Sophia s happiness ;

BerlSl shall haiffhce, 'imd^t a thousand ? ^^f to think what I would say,

DaxRM, *" thought these words dispjay;

TheTst .of thowaads, and the Vwn .of ZV'''' .^^'^/^^^^ ^^^' 5^' ««^ •^^

C. A OaAauiAN.



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MODERN DISCOVERIES,



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IMPROVEMENTS IN ARTS, SCIENCES, AND XITER ATUEE ;

■WM Notives jrewpccting ^m of L«iiers, drA$U, -mid fVurks

in Hand, ^c. We,

[Specifications of patents arc retjuc?tcd to pm for moulding, to be made in length

' Ve Kcnt to thq Editor before the iSih of and width exactly of the same dinien-

the nwnfh, if an iitoertioh in the first sjons that the sheet is intended to he >

numher is deired-j ,^„j 5^3 ^^^^y^ ^j^^. ^^ ^^ ^^ meaaun;,

JpATENT to Mr. Joseph Bramah, riot less, ho\^'eve^, than 18 or 20 in-
"^^ >JEnvi%neer, of Pimlicn, Middlesex, Hies. This vat or cistern Mr. B. calh
for certain improvements in the art ttjf aregulating Tpservoir, m which- a frame
'manufacturing ^aper. Doted April ^ornm of wood is made to «Udc up and
23,1805. — In this invention, the ofHce down at pleasure, its upper surface
of moulding the sheets is performed being perfectly level in all directions :
by nwchinpry, which is attended with there is likewise an- axis that w^rka
tfiisadvanwge, that it nnay be conducted through a stntRn^ box or T)t4ierwise, in
by persons not eudowed'with the sl^ill the end or side ot the said reservoir, so

' %o perform this operation in the u«5ual that the frame may be lowered tjr lifted
tway. By this method or applicatioti of up by means of a winch or handle ex-
machinery', sheets of much larger di- tLTodlly .applied, and the 'motion of tbo
mensions can easily be made, mudi frame being, moreover, so nraited,- that
more equal in their weight and ibick- Avlicn it reaches its htglicst cxtrcmitj-,
'hess, and the wopk fiaished withT^rcfttcr its upper sttrfact may .be on a level with

, "expedition, than can possibly bt^icx-ecuted the upper edge of one side of the Teser-
bn any other plan. To perform tins, voir, whicii said side must be a Itttb
"Mr. Bramah causes the oiraensions of lower than thft other three; and when •
the vat^ in vvliich the stciff is u^usrlly tfae^s^ frame T)rffim:i8 depmsed to its

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lowest point, it will be a few inches pulp and water. Between this (cedes
t^ciow the Raid side or brim op*whieh ana the rcf^ulating rcscn-oir, a coinmu*
it was wlien upon a level. The paper nication is made, which takes place by
mould must also be nicvly fitted lo the means of a trunk or spnut, as wide, ot
inside ottlie rciejvoir, rn ajl sides ; and nearly so, as the side of the reservoir, at
it is to he rested or laid upon lliis frajxic the sfde or end where it forms a junctioz^
f)r slidinj^ rim in such a manner, that it with it, above the surface of the mould,
may be lifted uji or donrc>s«:d in a posi- when at its lowest btation in the rescr<r
^ion cxacily hon/ontii!, wht n the name voir, llie aj:ierture of ilie said trunk or



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