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PHILOSOPHICAL

 

TRANSACTIONS,

 

GIVING SOME

 

ACCOUNT

 

OF THE

 

Present Undertakings, Studies, and Labours,

 

OF THE

 

INGENIOUS,

 

IN MANY

 

Considerable Parts of the WORLD.

 

 

VOL. LIV. For the Year 1764.

 

 

LONDON:

 

Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers,

Printers to the Royal Society,

against Gray's-Inn Gate, in Holbourn.


M. DCC. LXV.

 


CONTENTS

TO

VOL. LIV.

 
I. Apage 1



p. 24.
IV. Of the Moon’s Distance and Parallax: A Letter to Andrew Reid, Esq; from P. Murdoch, D.D. and F.R.S. 12 Nov. 1763.
p. 29.
p. 38.
VI. An Account of a Singular Species of Wasp and Locust: By Samuel Felton, Esq; F.R.S. in a Letter to Henry Baker, F.R.S.
p. 53.
p. 57.
VIII. An Account of the Quantity of Rain fallen at Mount’s Bay in Cornwall, and of the Weather in that Place: In a Letter from the Rev. William Borlase, M.A. and F.R.S. to the Right Rev. Charles Lord Bishop of Carlisle, F.R.S.
p. 59.
IX. An Account of a Hernia of the Urinary Bladder including a Stone: By Mr. Percivall Pott, Surgeon to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, and F. R. S.
p. 61.
X. Some Observations on the Cicada of North America, Collected by Mr. P. Collinson, F.R.S.
p. 65.
XI. An Account of the Plague at Constantinople: In a Letter from Mordach Mackenzie, M.D. to Sir James Porter, His Majesty's Envoy Plenipotentiary at Brussels, and F.R.S.
p. 69.
XII. An Account of a remarkable Tide at Bristol: In a Letter to the Rev. Thomas Birch, D.D. Secret. R.S. from the Rev. Josiah Tucker, D.D. Dean of Gloucester.
p. 83.
XIII. A Letter containing some Experiments in Electricity, to Mr. Benjamin Wilson, F.R.S. from Mr. Torbern Bergman, of Upsal, in Sweden.
p. 84.
XIV. An Account of a Fish from Batavia, called Jaculator: In a Letter to Mr. Peter Collinson, F.R.S. from John Albert Schlosser, M.D.F.R.S.
p. 89.
XV. An Account of the Polish Cochineal: In a Letter to Mr. Henry Baker, F.R.S. from Dr. Wolfe, of Warsaw
p. 91.
XVI. Observations upon two antient Etruscan Coins, never before illustrated or explained; In a Letter to the Rev. Thomas Birch, D.D. Secret. R.S. from the Rev. John Swinton, B.D.F.R.S. Member of the Academy degli Apatisti at Florence, and of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona in Tuscany.p. 99.
p. *107.
XVIII. Observations of the Eclipse of the Sun, April 1, 1764: In a Letter from Dr. John Bevis, to Joseph Salvador, Esq; F.R.S.
p. 105.
XIX. Observations on the Eclipse of the Sun, April 1, 1764: In a Letter to the Rev. Thomas Birch, D.D. Secret. R.S. from James Ferguson, F.R.S.
p. 108.
p. 114.
XXI. An Account of the Degree of Cold observed in Bedfordshire: By John Howard, Esq; F.R.S. in a Letter to John Canton, M. A. F. R. S.
p. 118.
XXII. Some Remarks upon the first Part of M. l’Abbé Barthelemy’s Memoir on the Phœnician Letters, relative to a Phœnician Inscription in the Island of Malta. In a Letter to the Reverend Thomas Birch, D.D. Secret. R.S. from the Rev. John Swinton, F.R.S. Member of the Academy degli Apatisti at Florence, and of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona in Tuscany.
p. 119.
XXIII. A Catalogue of the Fifty Plants from Chelsea Garden, presented to the Royal Society by the worshipful Company of Apothecaries, for the Year 1763, pursuant to the Direction of Sir Hans Sloane, Baronet, Med. Reg. et Soc. Reg. aliquando Præses: By John Wilmer, M.D. clariss. Societatis Pharmaceut. Lond. Soc. Hort. Chelsean. Præfectus et Prælector Botanic.p. 137.
XXIV. Observations on the Eclipse of the Sun, April 1, 1764: In a Letter to the Right Honourable James Earl of Morton, Pres. R. S. from the Reverend Nathanael Bliss, M. A. Savilian Professor of Mathematics at Oxford, and Astronomer Royal.
p. 141.
XXV. Observations on the Eclipse of the Sun, April 1, 1764: In a Letter to the Right Honourable James Earl of Morton, Pres. R.S. from the Reverend Thomas Hornsby, M. A. and Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford.
p. 145.
XXVI. Observations on the Eclipse of the Sun, April 1, 1764: By Matthew Raper, Esq; F.R.S.
p. 150.
p. 151.
XXVIII. A Supplement to Mons. Pingré’s Memoir on the Parallax of the Sun: In a Letter from him to the Royal Society, translated by M. Maty, M. D. F. R. S.
p. 152.
XXIX. An Account of the Transit of Venus: In a Letter to Charles Morton, M. D. Secret. R. S. from Christian Mayer, S.J. Translated from the Latin by James Parsons, M. D.
p. 163.
XXX. Observationes Astronomiæ Christiani Mayer, S. J.
p. 165.
XXXI. Observations on the Eclipse of the Sun at Chatham, April 1, 1764, by Mr. Mungo Murray: Communicated to Joseph Salvadore, Esq; F. R. S. in a Letter from Dr. John Bevis.
p. 171.
XXXII. Observations and Experiments on different Extracts of Hemlock: By Michael Morris, M. D. F. R. S.
p. 172.
XXXIII. Essay on the Use of the Ganglions of the Nerves: By James Johnston, M. D. Communicated by the Right Rev. Charles Lord Bishop of Carlisle, and F. R. S.
p. 177.
XXXIV. An Account of several fiery Meteors seen in North America: In a Letter to John Pringle, M. D. and F. R. S. from John Winthorp, Esq; Hollisian Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy at Cambridge, in New England.
p. 185.
XXXV. Some New Properties in Conic Sections, discovered by Edward Waring, M. A. Lucasian Professor of the Mathematicks in the University of Cambridge, and F. R. S. to Charles Morton, M. D. Sec. R. S.
p. 193.
p. 198.
p. 201.
p. 235.
p. 239.
p. 246.
XLV. Solis Defectus observatus in Collegio Romano a Patribus Societatis Jesu die prima Aprilis Anno MDCCLXIV. Tempore post mediam noctem.
p. 254.
p. 259.
p. 261.
p. 263.
p. 277.
L. Observation of the Transit of Venus, June 6, 1764, at St. John’s, Newfoundland: By John Winthrop, Professor of Mathematicks and Philosophy at Cambridge, New England.
p. 279.
LI. An Account of the Effects of Lightning on three Ships in the East Indies: By Mr. Robert Veicht. Communicated by William Lewis, M. D. and F. R. S.
p. 284.
LII. A Demonstration of the Second Rule in the Essay towards the Solution of a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances, published in the Philosophical Transactions, Vol. LIII. Communicated by the Rev. Mr. Richard Price, in a Letter to Mr. John Canton, M. A. F. R. S.
p. 296.
LIII. An Account of a remarkable Meteor seen at Oxford, March 5, 1764. In a Letter to Thomas Birch, D. D. Secretary to the Royal Society, from the Rev. John Swinton, B. D. F. R. S. Member of the Academy degli Apatisti at Florence, and of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona in Tuscany.
p. 326.
p. 329.
LV. An Account of a remarkable Meteor seen at Oxford, April 23, 1764. In a Letter to the Rev. Thomas Birch, D. D. Secretary to the Royal Society, from the Rev. John Swinton, B. D. F. R. S. Member of the Academi degli Apatisti at Florence, and of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona in Tuscany.
p. 332.
LVI. Some Remarks upon the Equation of Time, and the true Manner of computing it. By Nevil Maskelyne, A. M. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and F. R. S.
p. 336.
LVII. Astronomical Observations made at the Island of St. Helena. By Nevil Maskelyne, M. A. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and F. R. S.
p. 348.
LVIII. An Account of an extraordinary Disease among the Indians, in the Islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, in New England. In a Letter from Andrew Oliver, Esq; Secretary of his Majesty’s Province of Massachusett's Bay, to Israel Mauduitt, Esq; F. R. S.
p. 386.
p. 389.
LX. Remarks upon M. l'Abbé Barthelemy's Memoir on the Phœnician Letters, containing his Reflections on certain Phœnician Monuments, and the Alphabets resulting from them. In a Letter to the Rev. Thomas Birch, D. D. Secretary to the Royal Society, from the Rev. John Swinton, B. D. F. R. S. Member of the Academy degli Apatisti at Florence, and of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona in Tuscany.
p. 393.