A French watchmaker named Vital Moi-neau, residing in Paris, recently died of a fit of apoplexy, caused by excessive joy, in having finished a perpetual-motion machine, on which he had been engaged for three years. When it was completed he exclaimed, "lean now die content my task is terminated." Poor man, had he been better acquainted with mechanical philosophy, he never would have wasted so much time and labor on such ail impracticable invention.