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Reise Seiner Hoheit des Herzogs Bernhard zu Sachsen-

Weimar-Eisenach, durch Nord-Amerika, in den Jahren 1825

und 1826. Herausgegeben von Heinrich Luden. 'Travels of his

Highness Bernardi, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, througli

North-America, in the years 1825 and 1826. Edited by Henry

Luden.

X. CONTROVERSY RESPECTING THE PRETENSIONS OF

MARCUS BULL TO THE RUMFORD PREMIUM, 266

Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, held at

Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge.-Vol. iii. part

1; new series—Containing—“Experiments to determine the

comparative quantities of heat evolved in the combustion of

the principal varieties of wood and coal used in the United

States for fuel ; and, also, to determine the comparative quan-

tities of heat lost by the ordinary apparatus made use of for

their combustion.”—By Marcus Bull.

A Defence of the Experiments to determine the compara-

tive value of the principal varieties of Fuel used in the United

States, and also in Europe; containing a correspondence with

a committee of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences;

their Report and Remarks thereon; and animadversions on the

manner in which the trust confided to the Academy, by Count

Rumford, has been managed. By Marcus Bull, Member of the

American Philosophical Society, &c.

A short reply to a Pamphlet published at Philadelphia ; en-

itled, “A defence of the Experiments," &c. By one of the

Committee of the American Academy.

An Answer to “A short reply," &c. &c. &c. By Marcus

Bull, M. A. P. S., &c. &c. &r

II. MALARIA,

286

An Essay on the Production and Propagation of this Poison,

and on the Nature and Localities of the places by which it is pro-
duced. By John M'Culloch, M. D. F. R. S. Physician in ordi.
nary to his Royal Highness Prince Leopold of Saxe Cobourgh.

VI. AFRICAN COLONIZATION,

395

The Eleventh Annual Report of the American Society for

Colonizing the Free People of Colour of the United States,
with an Appendix.

448

Journal of an Embassy from the Governor-General of India,

to the Courts of Siam and Cochin-China ; exhibiting a View of

the Actual State of those Kingdoms : by John Crawfurd, Esq.,

late Envoy, &c.

IX. New MARITIME ARTILLERY,

480

Nouvelle Force Maritime et Application de cette force a quel.

ques parties du Service de l'Armée de Terre ; ou Essai sur l'état

actuel des Moyens de la force Maritime ; sur une espêce nou-

velle d'Artillerie de mer, qui detruirait promptement les Vais.

seaux de haut-bord; sur la Construction de Navires à voile et à

vapeur, de grandeur modérée, qui, armés de cette artillerie, don-

neraient une Marine moins Couteuse et plus puissante que cel-

les existantes ; Et sur la force que le système de bouches-a-feu

proposé offrirait a terre, pour les batteries de siége, de place, de

côtes et de campagne. Par H. I. Paixhans. Ancien élève de

l'Ecole Polytechnique ; Chef de bataillon au Corps Royal de

l'Artillerie; Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-

Louis; Officier de l'Ordre Royal de la Legion-d'Honneur.

New Maritime Force, and the application of it to certain parts

of the Land Service; or an Essay on the actual System of Ma.

ritime Force ; on a new species of Marine Artillery, which would

promptly destroy ships of the line ; on the construction of both

sailing and steam vessels, of moderate size, which, being armed

with this New Artillery, would furnish a less costly and more

powerful force than the present marine ; and on the advantages

which the New System of Artillery would offer by its employ-
ment on shore, either in battering or field pieces, or in the de-
fence of Towns and Coasts. By H. I. Paishans, Pupil of the
Polytechnic School; Chef de Bataillon of the Royal Artillery ;
Knight of the Royal and Military Order of St. Louis ; and Mem-

ber of the Legion of Honour.

X. TRAVELS to Russia,

507

St. Petersburgh. A Journal of Travels to and from that Ca-

pital ; through Flanders, the Rhenish Provinces, Prussia, Rus.

sia, Poland, Silesia, Saxony, the Federated States of Germany,

and France. By A. B. Granville, M. D. F. R. S. F. L. S. M.

R. A. F. S. $. & M. R. A. S.

AMERICAN QUARTERLY REVIEW.

No. VII.

SEPTEMBER, 1828.

ART. I.-Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind,

by the late THOMAS BROWN, D. D., Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh. 2 vols. 8vo. Boston. 1826. Stereotyped.

“KNOWLEDGE is Power.” It may seem superfluous to insist on this truth at the present day, when every department of material science is crowded with new discoveries, and when the beneficial and splendid results of this vast accession of knowledge are so apparent. And yet there is one department of science, the philosophy of mind, which it might be thought would be regarded as the most important, still believed by many to be incapable of furnishing any results which could have a practical bearing on our present or future interests, but on the contrary, is supposed to have a tendency to mislead us from more useful paths of knowledge. The cause of this prejudice is to be sought, not less in the history of philosophy, than in the nature of the science itself.

That the science is far behind all others that have engaged the attention of mankind, cannot be denied; but this is no proof that the study is not highly interesting and important. That knowledge which is requisite for the support and improvement of the animal and social principles, has been of necessity the first object of pursuit; while those studies which tend to the development and gratification of the intellectual powers, though equally essential to the perfection of our whole nature, are the last to obtain attention. The reason of this order is so obvious, that it needs not to be pointed out. And yet the fact, has given VOL. IV.NO. 7.

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