The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art Volume 26

The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art Volume 26

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...sense of the support he had so long and consistently given to the principles upon which their administration was founded; and further, that it may be a subject of deep regret to them, that, as far as he himself is concerned, the opportunity is lost for ever. At all events, we know well Mr. Malthus himself was never heard to utter the slightest murmur or complaint: with his usual cquanimity he bore the neglect of one party and the abuse of the other; and, whatever might have been his apprehensions and feelings respecting the late change in the ministry, as far as regarded the country, he never for a moment spoke of it as affecting, or likely to affect, himself.---London Athemnum. arts ans Srirures. LONDON SOCIETY OF AHTS. Mr. Ailrin on the natural history and commercial history of c0tton.--Thc word collomobserved the lecturer, has been adopted in modern European languages from an Arabic word, meaning the same thing, and which, when put into English letters would be pronounced kutnm: in Egypt it is called gotlm. The Spanish word algndon is evidently the Egypto-Arabic word, with the article al prefixed. The Germans, who in general avoid intercalating into their language words of foreign origin, call it Baum-wollc, 2'. e. tree-wool. Mr. Aikin then laid betbre his numerous auditors the most important notices _ which are to be found in ancient classical authors, re specting the growth of cotton in India and on the coast of Arabia: and the importation of cotton fabrics of various qualities from India to Egypt by the way of the Red Sea. He likewise noticed the establishment of the culture of the cotton plant on the coasts of the Mediterranean--but, though exceedingly interesting, our space calls upon us to pass on to more modern times. more

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