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cloven-footed; have four teats; their tail resembles that of a bullock; but the hair of the tail is much stronger, and, in general, black: they have eight fore-teeth below, but none above, and fix grinders, or double teeth on each fide, above and below; the tongue is rather pointed and rough; they have no footlock hoofs; they are not fwift, but can continue a long chace before they ftop, which may be the reason that few of them are hot." Its hoof is cloven like that of an ox.
From the aukward form of this animal, which makes it neceffary it fhould feed chiefly upon trees, it does not seem probable that it could ever be domesticated with profit, or converted by man, in a tame ftate, to any very useful purposes. Its flesh is probably wholefome, and good for food; but it is too rare ever to become an object of general utility in that light; and we know of no peculiarities that can render it an object of much interest to mankind.
Character of the Marquis of Rockingham. His views of every fubject were fuch as naturally prefent themselves to the mind of the virtuous, and his fentiments were characterised with manliness and liberality. When all about him was uproar and confufion, "when heaven from above threatened, and earth trem"bled under his feet," he was perfectly ferene and collected. Eftranged to the violence of the paffions, his measures were dictated by the pureft benevolence and patriotifm. Exuberance of genius, and all the charms of eloquence, were his least praise. Spotless integrity, difinterested virtue, an unremitted love of his country and its conftitution;-these qualities will hold him up to the veneration of pofterity, when his foes are forgotten in contempt, or immortalized to infamy. His partizans quitted their places with a difinterestedness, which, it is to be feared, will be more the object of admiration than of example. They fecured neither place, penfion, nor reverfion to themfelve nor any of their adherents. T. R.
For the Bee.
The Cruel Vifit.
OFT to this place has cruel Chloe come,
This, fairelt lady, you must needs confefs,
Remove your portrait when you come again;-
For the Bee.
Judicial Reformation, infcribed to those who are for
Laffes no longer dirty linen rub,
Or tramp half-naked in the plashy tub;
Not to diminish too that of the mind.
If then, great George two Courts of Seffion grudge,
For the Bee.
Spring, a Song of Gratitude.
The earth is thine, Ob Lord, and the fulness thereof.
The op'ning bud fo sweet and young,
Intelligence refpecting Arts, &c.
Bridge of a new Conftruction.
THE following intelligence is extracted from the Leyden gazette of the 13th of May last.
"To all the lovers of architecture, I announce, that I have refolved to publish a work by fubfcription, giving directions for conftructing a bridge of wood without pillars or fupports, of which nothing like it has been defcribed by any author who has hitherto treated of that matter, and which cannot be equalled by any of those that have been built in any place.
"If there are 'fome parts in Europe, where the largeness of the river has not permitted a bridge of four or five hundred feet in length to be conftructed, for want of such an invention; there are alfo others in which there are already bridges with pillars and fupports in the middle of the river, which are often carried away, or very much endamaged by ice and inundations: thefe misfortunes may be remedied by this invention.
"The principal intention of this advertisement, is to inform the public, in the first place, that I fhall deliver defigns engraved upon copper, accompanied with defcriptions very clear and intelligible, of a bridge of four hundred feet in length, by thirty-eight in breadth. Secondly, this bridge fhall have no more than fix feet of rife, that is to say, when you are on the middle of the bridge, and at two hundred feet from either end of it, you shall be only fix feet higher than either end of it. Third, It is neceffary to give to this bridge, at each fide of the river, a firm foundation as in ordinary cafes; but it does not require parti cular buttereffes, because the bridge fuftains itfelf, as a ftrong vault, altogether free, from one fide of the river to the other, without pillars or fupports. Fourth, this work is conftructed in fuch a firm manner, that if it be made of cak, it may endure for feveral ages without being in want