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works; brass-mills; potteries; a patent rolling- machine for paper; and a curious patent manu- factory, which has for its object the facilitating the rotation and lessening the friction of an axis, by means of auxiliary wheels.
In the walks of literature, science, and natural philosophy, also, Bristol has made and still makes a respectable figure, vindicating her character from that charge of Ba?otian dullness, and indifference to every thing but objects of interest and money speculations, which it has been the practice to attach to it. The gigantic intellect and sublime genius of Coleridge, which were here first pub- licly developed, evince that this city is not unge- nial to the cultivation and encouragement of the higher gifts of the mind; Chatterton, second only to his monodist* in the rare endowment of lofty fancy, here first saw the light, and tuned his infant pipe; Southey's muse here, also, poured forth those beautiful effusions which rank the author of the Joan of Arc amongst the first poets of the day; and the two Cottles, " Arcades ambo" having given, from their own press, works which would add to the fame of any poets of the day. The justly-celebrated philosopher and physician
��Sec Coleridge's Monody on the Death of Chatterton.