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qu'il condamne.” In the former of these attempts Mr. Burdon labours hard, against all probability of success; and hopes, no doubt, to perfuade the multitude, who have admired the P. of L. that they ooght to have waited for his decision, before they ventured to form an opi. nion. We, however, are among the stubborn readers, who are determined to think for themselves ; and when we fee that the persons whom this examiner panegyrizes, are such as Mr. Flower, the Cambridge printer (a trụe account of whom, from his own actions, was given in our Review for Augoft lait, p. 123) we cannot wonder that he should be hurt at the popularity of that poem, or conceive that the author of it can possibly wish for his approbation, How far Mr. B. may find it answer to go on lecturing the public, on a question which has been decided Itrongly against him, it is not for us to guess; but the prospect is formidable, if he is to proceed on the scale he has hitherto employed; for this second pamphlet, of 140 pages, takes him only a very little way into the second Dialogue. Every thing, which can be made the subject of a remark or cavil, is taken up. The former part of this publication was noticed in vol. xvi. p. 691.
ART. 49. Picturesque Views, with an Hifarica? Account of the Inns of
Court in London and Westminster. By Samuel Ireland, Suthor of a
The author of this work has paid the great debt of nature ; it shall not, therefore, be our part wo exaggerate any demerits which cannot now be reformed, or to bring back to the recollection of the reader errors which may well be forgotten. As far as this volume may be considered as increasing the materials for a fyítematic history of the metropolis, it is certainly acceptable. In other respects, it seems rather
to have been intended as a vehicle for the plates, which are executed e with considerable skill and merit, and indeed are superior to those
which adorn Mr. Ireland's former productions. The work is dedı. cated to the late Lord Chancellor, now Earl of Rosslyn,
ART. 50. Les Saisons pour l'Enfance et la premiere Jeunesse ou Dia. logues amufans, moraux et instructifs entre une mere et fes enfans par la Comtesse de Fouchecour née Grani, dediées à l'Honourable Lady Horse wood. 1?mo. 35. 6d. Dulau. 1801.
A very entertaining and useful little book for children, somewhat sefembling, though on a less enlarged plan, the work of Dr. Aikin's, called the Calendar of Nature, which was exceedingly well received.
ART. 51. The true Lover of his Country; or, a Trealife on Sovereignty,
with Respect to its Origin, its Obje&, its Functions, and its several Mo difications ; wiib a concise Defcriprion of the Revolutions of the Roman Republic, of the Kingdom of England, and more particularly that of France. By M. Clemence. izmo. 38. 6d. Dulau. 1801.
This work, which is published both in French and English, is a few lection of the sentiments of various authors, upon the subjects detailed
fo circumstantially in the title-page. The intention is obvioully good, and is meritoriously'executed; it will be useful for students in either language; but perhaps it would have been more so, if the particular pallages intruduced had been alligned to their respective authors .
ART. 52. The German Museum, or the Manibly Repository of the Lirpa
rasure of Germany, the Norib, and the Continent in General. In Twa. · Volumes,' 8yo, 11. 18. Geisweiler, 1800,
This collection was originally published in numbers ; they are now formed into two volumes, and altogether compose a molt agreeable Thiscellany. They exhibit specimens of the best and most popular works circulating on the continent; but we are not sorry to observe, that the English talte for that species of German literature, which for a time was eagerly received among us, is rapidly on the decline. We have long been ridiculed in Germany for the admiration which has been paid to the performances of Kotzebue; an author, who has never been much esteemed among those who were the best judges of his real value, and who seems to have little claim to attention beyond that of affected eccentricity of sentiment, of a vapid and false sensibility, and of a fuspicious and defective morality : Art. 53. Juvenile Biography; or, Lives of alıbrated Children, in
culcating Virtue by, eminent Examples from real Life : to which are added, Maral Reflections ; addresled to the youth of both Sixes. By Mr. Jale, Profesor of the Spanish and French Languages. Translated by Mrs. Cummyng, Translairefs of Efolle. In Two Volumes. 12mo. • 6s. Dulau. 1801.
This is doubtless a proper and very entertaining book for children but we think the translatiefs might have einployed her time and talenta 'to a be:tér purpose":
ART.54 : A Narrative of the Life of Sarah Shade, born at Slok Edith
in the County of Hereford, containing many well-authenticated and me
If this be what it professes, we wish it success; but it has not much recommendation in itself,
ART. 55.- Ibe. Tre Princes of Perfice Addressed to Youth. By
J. Porter. Crown 8vo. 117 PP: 36. Crosby and Letterman, 3801.
. In this little volume an Eastern sage is represented as instructing two Persian Princes, his pupils, by precepts and Ihort stories applied to every perverse inclination, or reprehensible action that he observes in them, By this mode of education he fucceeds so well, that the elder of the
Princès, though naturally haughty and passionate, proves, on his ac. ceflion to the crown, humble in his thoughts, and gentle in his temper; the younger, who at first showed symptoms of an indolent and triding disposition, becomes active and energetic; and both, although of op polite characters, unite in firm and afiectionate friendship. There is not, it is true, much novelly in the delizna cr execution of this licile work; hur the maxims laid down are, generally speaking, juft; and the book is not unworthy of admiffion into 'those useful libraries for childrea, which the present age has produced.
Art. 56. A Review of the Mufical Drama of the Theatre-Royal,
Drniy Lane, for the Years 1797, 98, 99, and 180o: which will iend to develop a System of private Influence injurious 70 Mupcal Emulatim, and Public Entertainment; and to elucidare several interefling Points of Matier in Mrs. Plzwden's late diftinguished Publication. Addreffed in the Proprietors of the Theatre, By R. Houlton, M. B. 8vo. Po pp.
2. Westley, &c. · 1801. 'A formidable attack upon Mr. Kelly, of Drury-Lane Theatre, as practising many undue arts, to secure to him if the exclufve advantages of the muộcal department in that house, is carried on throughout ibis pamphler. In ihe dispate we have no inclination to interfere, Cert-in it is, that several very curious allegations are urged again't the person accused; but whether any thing can be said in reply, remains to be disclosed. The piece which particularly occasioned this dis. cusion, is Wilmore Caltle, an Opera, by the author of this tract; of which, as a drama, we found ourselves unable to give much commenda. tion*. The “diftinguished publication of Mrs. Plowden,” is an Opera, entitled Virginia, the Preface to which is here reprinted (p. 35) as containing allegations similar to those of Mr. Houlton, The Opera itself, after the distinction thus attributed to it, we shall take an early opportunity to examine. Acuteness and vivacity are manifest in the mode of urging the charges here made, which are such as the public has reason to resent, if they appear to be well-founded.
ART, 57. Elements of German Conversation , upan the Plan of Perkins's
Elements. By George Crabb. - 12 mo, 114 pp. 2s. bound. Booley. i 180o. . We have already commended fome of Mr. Crabb's publications on the German language. The present is a vocabulary divided into sections, each of which is followed by a set of examples, in which the words are applied. It appears to be a very convenient book to furnilla. and direct the tudies of learners,
* The first edition was noticed in March laft, p. 314, and the fecond very briefly, wįth three others, in April, p. 434.
Art. 58. Notions mathématiques de Chymie et de Médecine, ou Théorie du
fiu, ou l'on démontre par les causes la lumière, les couleurs, le fon, la fievre, nos maux', la clinique. Par Antide Mangin, do&teur médecin du Jura. Paris, 1800. Svo. 334 pp. Pr. 4 fr. 25 cent.
Nothing can be more extraordinary than the ideas on which the agă thor establishes his system of con jensations and dilatations, unless it be perhaps the jargon adopted by him to express them. “ Guide,” says he, “ par le compas de Newton et la bouffole de Lavoisier, le timon de la clinique à la main, j'ai tourné le cap vers la science que je pro. ferie, celle de quérir ; au rétour, j'apporre la solution des problèmes de l'homme sain et malade, et par elle celle des phénomènes naturels.... Je conviens, que l'objet de mes méditations étoic circonscrit; tant que l'enneni sous la hache duquel je tomberai, n'avoit attaqué que les où vrages avancé, je l'avois combattu mollement ; mais déjà il avoit plus d'une fois pénétié jusqu'au cour de la place. Pour le chasser, il m'en avoir coulé du sang, je n'en pouvois perdre beaucoup ; il falloit pour. voir à des moyens de resistance moins abfumptifs; tel étoic mon unique point de mire. Je cherchai dans une maladie purement chymique, dont la cause û m'être connue, et qui fût douée du même mouvement de principes que celle dont je suis atteint. Je la trouvai dans la mitte er le fronton, affection particulière aux homines courageux qui se dé. youent aux dernières tonctions de la société, l'exponction des larmes déterminées par l'une, la cécution dont trappe l'autre, me présentè, rent non seulement la théorie des intumescences indolentes et des frigescences douloureuses qui caractérisent le rhumatisme chronique, mais encore celle du vomissement, de laquelle se déduisoit sans peine le mouvement périltaltique. Pour parvenir à ces résultats, je n'avoie employé que des condensacions et des dilatations : j'avois beau par. courir la création entière, partout je retrouvois ces mêmes phénomènes. l'un produit par le froid, l'autre par la chaleur. La nature, m'écriai. je, ne nous en impose que par une fimplicité iniinaginable, purement pyrotechnique ; elle n'a pas d'autres puissances que ses condensations et ses dilarations, tels font les d’ux voiles dont elle couvre toutes ses Quy, res. L'un d'eux avoit été heureusement soulevé par la chyinie, l'autre n'offroit rien de li étonnant que d'étre fi voisin de l'homme, et qu'il ne la pénéuật pas. Déchirons-le, ayons nous dit, G nous parvenons aux causes prémières des dilatations et des condensations, la nature n'aura plus de secrets, et le grand livre de les merveilles sera réduit à un petit nombre de feuillets qui seront auit. fimples qu'elle l'est elle même. Je ne me trompois pas; ensemble parcourons le peu de pages qu'ils contiennent.”
We shall only observe, that if nature has really entrusted the know, ledge of her secrets to Mr. M. she has certainly, at the same time, witheld from him the means of communicating them, in an intelligi ble manner, to others,
Magas. Encyclop. .
ART. 59. Histoire naturelle des quadripèdes ovipares, par F. M. Dau.
din, membre des sociétés d'histoire naturelle et philomatique de Paris; avec des gravuris faites et enluminées sur les dessins d'après nature, par J. Barraband. Deuxième livraison. Paris.
This second livraison is composed of fix plates, representing, 1. the byla viridis ; 2. the hyla boans; 3. the byla venuloja; 4. the kyla lac. ua, and hypochondrialis ; 5. the byla lateralis, and the hyla bilin ala; and, laitly, 6. the hyla marmorata; each engraving being accompanied with two pages of text. We are informed likewise, that when the shirty livraisons, of which this work is to contift, are finished, the au. thor will publish a volume in quarto, with the title, Traité élémentaire et complet de l'hiftoire naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares, written on the fame plan with the first volume of the creatise on Qrnithology, published some months ago.
Art. 60. Dictionnaire portatif de la Fable, pour l'intelligence des pg.
êtes, des tableaux, ftatues, pierres gravées, médailles et autres monuments relatifs à la mythologie, par Chompré. · Nouvelle édition revne, corri, gée et considérablement augmentée, par A. L. Millin, garde des médaila les, pierres gravées, et antiques de la bibliotheque nationale, profileae d'histoire et d'antiquité, &c. Į vol. 8vo, of more than 1000 pages, Pr. 8 fr. 50 cent. Paris, France
As the author was not publishing an original work, but only mak. ing additions to, and improvements in, that of Chompré, he has avail. ed himself of all the existing materials, and sometimes borrowed en. tire articles from other writers,". The works to which he has had recourse, after the claflies, and besides a very great number of particular dissertations, are those of Banier, Heyne, Voss, Boettiger, Hermann, Lenz, Moritz, Seybold, Rambach, Voelkel, Siebenkees, Larcher, Delandine, Dupuis, Basville, Zoëga, Liding, Vogel, &c. the excellent dictionary of Heredich, written in Germany, and revisied by Schwabe, that of Nitsch, and the English Dictionary of Riley. Many articles have likewife been extracted from the learned author's Course of Lectures on Antiquities; and the account, or descriptions, of the different monuments, from the most confiderable and universally esteemed engravings, such the Statutes of Rolli, the Monumenti inediti of Winkelman and Graltani, the Florentine, Veroneje, Pio-Clementine and Capitoline Mufiuons ; the Antiquité expliquée of Montfaucon; the Recueil d'Antiguilés of Caylus ; the Villa Pinciana, the Galleria Giustiniani; the Greek Vafes of Palleri, Hancarville, and Fischbein; the Paintings of the Herculaneum, those of the Tombs of the Nafos, of the Baths of Titus; the Pierre gravées of Mariette, Ficoroni, Lachauffe, Gravelle, Stofcb, Lippert, and Tafie; those of the Cabinets of Orleans and of Vienna ; the Lamps of Bartoli and Polleri; the Medals of Hunter, Vaillant, Seguin, Patin, Morel, Magnan, Geffner, Eckhel; the Medallions of Décamps, Albani, · Carpegna, and of the Cabinet du Roi; the Inscriptions of Gruter, Mx
ratori, Marini, &c. &c,