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Cursory Suggestions on Nayal Sahjects, with tho Outliae of a Plan for raising Seamen for bis Majesty's Fleets in a Fulure War by Ballot. 810. Ss. 4

POETRY. The Mobawks. A Satirical Poem. 7s.6d.

Chinzica : a Poem in Ten Cantos, founded on that part of the History of the Pisan Republic, in which is said to have originated the celebrated Triennial Pestival called the Battle of the Bridge. By Henry Stobert. 8vo. 12s.

Songs of Zion. By J. Montgomery. f. c. 8vo. 5s. 6d.

DRAMA

The Innocent Usurper; a Musical Drama, founded upon the Demoloonte of Metastasio, as offered to the Managers of Covent Theatre, June 1819. By sa Amateur, Byo,

Cosmo, Duke of Tuscany; a Tragedy, in five Acts. By James Bird. $ro. 4s. 6d.

Belshazzar, a Dramatic Poem. By the Rev. H. Milman, Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. 8vo. 8s. 6d.

The Isle of Java, or The Poisoo Tree, & Play; and, The Torrid Zone, a Dramatic Romance. f. c. 8vo. 5s.

NOVELS.

Julia Severa; or, The Year Four Hundred and Ninety-two. Translated from the French of J. C. L. Simonde de Simondi. 2 vols. 12o. 195.

The Life and Opinions of Sir Richard Maltravers, an English Gentleman of the Seventeenth Century. 2 vols. post 8vo. 168.

The Num of Artouca. 38. 6d.

Bracebridge Hall; or the Humorists. By the Author of the Sketch Book. 2 vols. 8vo. 11. 45.

Tales of the Manor. By Mrs. Hoffland. 4 vols. 12mo. ' 11. As.

Domestic Tales; containing the Merchant's Wife and her Sister. By Mary Johoston, Author of the Lairds of Glenfern. 12mo. 5s.

The Provost. By the Author of Annals of the Parish, &c. &c. 12mo. 19.

Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life: a Selection from the Papers of the late A. Austin, Student of Divinity 8vo. 10s. 6d.

Marian De Brittoon ; or, The Rector's Orphan Grand-daughter. By Captain Derenzy, formerly Captain in the Royal South Gloucester Regiineat. 3 vols. 185.

Pen Owen, S vols. small 8vo. 11. 11s. od. Isn't it Odd. 3 vols. 14s. Dangerous Errors, a Tale. 6s. The Fortunes of Nigel. By the Author of Waverley, &c. 3 vols. small sro 11. 11s. 6d.

The Refugees. By the Author of Correction, &c. 3 vuls. 11. 18.

MISCELLAXIES. . First Elements of the Theory of Series and Differences'; being an attempt to * combine into one harmonious whole, resting upon the sinuple Basis of Addition

and Subtraction, the several Theorems laught in this important branch of Mathematical Science, by Pascal, Newton, Taylor, De Moivre, La Grange, and others. 4to. 18s.

Scenes in England, for the Amusement and Instruction of Little Tarry-at-Home * Travellers. By the Rev. J. Taylor, Author of European, Asiatic, African, and American Scenes. 78. with Engravings.

A Key to Bridge's Algebra, with the Solutions at length. By G. J. Aylmer, Master nf Kennington School.

An Answer to the Review of the Sixth Edition of Dr. Thomson's Systen of Chemistry, in No. 21 of the Journal of Science, Literature, and the Arts. By the 'Author of that System. 1s.

A Guide to the Lakes of Killarney, illustrated by Bngravings, after the Designs of George Petrie, Esq. By the Rev. G. N. Wright, X.M. Royal 18mo. 6s.

Reasons of a Subscriber for opposing Mr. Wyatt's Plan for a Monumental Trophy to the late King George III. By Sussexiensis. 2s.

A Letter to John Soane, Esq. &c. &c, on the Subject of the New Churches. * By an Architect. 2s.

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An Inquiry into the Principles of Beauty in Grecian Architecture ; 'with an Historical View of the Rise and Progress of the Art in Greece. By George Eart of Aberdeen, K.T. &c. &c. 8vo. 78. 6d.

A New and Classical Arrangeinent of the Bivalve Shells of the British Islands. By W. Turton, M.D. 4to. 41.

A Letter to the Rev. P. Elmsley, A.M. in Answer to the Appeal made to Professor Sandford, as Umpire between the University of Oxford and the Edinburgh Review. By D. K. Sandford, Esq. Professor of Greek in the University of Glasgow. 2s. 6d.

A Glossary, or Collection of Words, Phrases, Names and Allusions to Customs, Proverbs, &c. which bave been thonght to require Illustration in the Works of English Authors, particularly Shakspeare and his Contemporarics. By the Rev. R. Nares, A.M. F.R.S. and A.S. Archdeacou of Stafford. 21. 15s.

A Description of Masterman's Patent Rotatory Steam Engine; containing also a Detail of the Manner in which it is worked, an Enumeration of its Advantages in comparison with Reciprocating Steam Engines; remarks on its peculiar Adaptation for Steam Vessels for Exportation, &c. and Calculations respecting the Power and Consumption of Fuel. With preliminary Observations on Rotatory Steam Engines. 2s.

A Description of the Scenery of the Lakes in the North of England. By W. Wordsworth, Esq. f. c. 8vo. 5s. 60.

Brief Observations on the present Scale of the Waldeuses, and upon their actual Sufferings. By G. Lowther, Esq. 2s. 6d.

Letters and Essays, Controversial and Critical, on Subjects connected with the Conversation and National Restoration of Israel. By W. Cunningham, Esq. 8vo. 85.

The Fossils of the South Downs; or Illustrations of the Geology of Sussex. By G. Mantell, F.L.S. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and Member of the Geological Society, &c. 4to. 31. 33.

The Inverted Scheine of Copernicus; with the pretended Experiments with which his Followers have founded their Hypotheses of Matter and Motion, com. pared with Facts, and with the Experience of the Senses ; and the Doctrine of ihe Pormation of Worlds out of Aloms, by the power of Gravity and Attraction, contrasted with the Formation of une World by Divine Power, as it is revealed in the lIistory of the Creation. ' Book the First. To which is prefixed a Letter to Sir H. Davy, Bart. President of the Royal Society. By B. Prescot. 8vo. 78.

Elements of Thought; or, First Lessons in the Knowledge of the Mind: including Familiar Explanations of the Terms employed on Subjects relating to the lutellectual Powers. By Isaac Taylor, Jun. 18mo. 45. 6d.

An Account of a Plan which has been successfully pursued for three Years, in the conducting of a Penny Savings Bank for Children, with the addition of a Working Pund for Females; including Directions and Patterns for cutting out every sort of wearing Apparel for Girls, Shirts and Pinafores for Boys, and Linen usually lent to the Poor ; together with the Price allowed for making each Article. 4to. 58,

The Naturalist's Guide for collecting and preserving all Subjects of Natural History and Botany, intended for the Use of Students and Travellers. By W. Swainson, F.R.S. and L.S. With 2 Plates. 12mo. 5s.6d.

Memoir of the Life and Trial of James Mackcoull, or Moffat, who died in the County Jail of Edinburgli, on the 224 December, 1820; containing a full ac count of bis Trial before the Jury Court, and High Court of Justiciary, at Edin. burgh, for robbing the Branch of the Paisley Union Bank at Glasgow, of Twenty Thousand Pounds. Illustrated with Noies, Anecdotes, and a Portrait. With an Appendix, containing Mr. Donovan's Journal from Glasgow to London, iu Trace of the Robbery, and other curious Papers. 8vo. 8s. 6d.

Sketches and Pragments. By the Author of The Magic Lantern.

Remarks touching Geography, especially that of the British Isles. With two Charts. 138. 6d.

hissays. : By Father Pitz-Kustace, a Mendicant Friar. Bro. 73. 6d.

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LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

WORKS IN THE PRESA. The Rev. Dr. Rudge proposes to publish (by Subscription) Lectures on Genesis, or Plain Historical Sermons on the Leuding Characters, and most important Events, recorded in the Book of Genesis. In 2 Vols.8yo.

An Attempt to illustrate the Book of Ecclesiastes, by the Rev. George Holden, A.M. Author of a “ New Translation of the Proverbs of Solomon," and of “The Scripture Testimonies to the Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, collected and illustrated,” will be published, by Subscription. It will consist of a Preliminary Dissertation, a Paraphrase and Notes, and will form One Volume, 8vo.

The Eigirth Edition of “ Female Scripture Characters," by the late Mrs. F. E. King, will soon appear. A brief Memoir of the Author will be prefixed. • Mr. Dunlop, Author of " The History of Fiction;" has a Kes Work in the Press, entitled, The History of Roman Literature, from the Earliest Periods to the Augustus Age. In 2 Vols. 8yo.

Shortly will be published, by Subscription, with a Portrait, Memoirs of the Life of Charles Alfred Slalhard, F.S.A. Author of "The Monumental Effigies of Great Britain." With some Account of a Journey in the Netherlands. By Dirs. Charles Stothard, Author of “Letters written during a 'Tour through Normandy, Britanny, and other Parts of France." - The First Part of a series of Spirited Elchings, of Viercs, &c. illustrative of Faulkner's History and Antiquities of Kensington, from Original Drawings, by Robert Banks, is nearly ready for publication.

Cumnor, and other Plays and Poems, by E. B. Impey, M.A. Student of Christ Church, Oxford, will be published

The River Derwent, and other Poems, by W. B. Clarke, B.A. Jesus College, Cambridge, will appear next Month.

Traditional Tales of the English and Scottish Peasantry, by Allan Cunningham, in 2 Volumes, are preparing for publication.

A New Edition of Newton's Principia, from the Jesuits' Best Edition, will appear in a few Days.

An Introduction to the Study of Fossils, in a Compilation of such Information as may assist the Student in obtaining the necessary Knowledge respecting these Substances, and their Connection with the Formation of the Earth, by James Parkinson, Author of “ The Organic Remains of a Former World,” will shortly be published.

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BRITISH CRITIC,

FOR JUNE, 1822.

ART. I. An Account of the Abipones, an Equestrian

People of Paraguay. From the Latin of Martin Dobrizhoffer, Eighteen Years a Missionary in that Country.

3 vols. 8vo. 11. 16s. Murray. 1822 MARTIN DOBRIZHOFFER, as we are informed by the preface to this curious and interesting work, was a native of Styria, and born in 1717. At nineteen years of age he entered the order of Jesuits, and after a preparation of thirteen more he went as a Missionary to South America. The meridian of his life was passed in Paraguay, where he employed himself in the diffusion of Christian doctrines and the practice of Christian duties. Seven of the eighteen years which were dedicated to his Foreign ministry were passed among the Abipones, a tribe unreclaimed from savage habits. The work, of which a translation is now presented to the English public, is the result of his inquiries and observations while employed on bis mission. It is written in a rambling and discursive manner; very much, we doubt not, resembling that in which the good old man used to tell his story to the Empress Maria Theresa, who was fond of listening to him. The garrulity of its style, and the tincture of superstition which occasionally marks it, are far from disagreeable ; and they impart to it a life and animation, a personality and identity, as it were, which are too often wanting in the more fastidious and elaborate narratives of modern Travellers. Perhaps we cannot offer higher praise than by adding that, in many things, Martin Dobrizhoffer has forcibly reminded us of no less than Herodotus himself. On the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spanish America he returned to Styria; and, on the extinction of bis Order be continued to reside at Vienna, till his death, which occurred in 1791.

Much good, doubtless, was produced by the Romish Missionaries in Paraguay: and, whatever accusation of

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worldliness may be adduced against the snperiors of the Jesuits, we are inclined to bestow unqualified approbation on the spirituality, the patience, the learning, and the diligence of the numerous Clergy employed as their instruments. Be it remembered that the persons engaged in these difficult and dangerous services were not stung to the mighty work of planting the Cross by llie gad-fly of fanaticism: that they were no dreamers rushing aside from the home circle of imperative and possible duties, to the boundless impossible of Ultra-Philanthropism: that they had one fixed and steady object; a creed, which, with all the faults that may le charged upon it, was openly avowed and strictly defined ; and a scheme of action profoundly meditated and correctly organized. The labourers moreover were trained to their toil by a long course of probationary education : instructed in every science which the wit of man has compassed; apportioned to separate tasks best fitted to the peculiar bent of mind and extent of acquirement which each had shewn: and for their knowledge of Holy Writ not tossed loosely to the vague and individual fancies of latitudinarian interpretation, but taught implicitly to rely upon the guidance of a Church which, though in many things blind and corrupt, was neither self-created nor uncommissioned of God.' The effects produced by a machine so composed, were of necessity commensurate to its magnitude, and the excellency of its materials. Religion and civilization advanced land in hand ; and the Guaranies and the Chiquitos learned their duties to God and to their Neighbour, without the aid of an Uncanonical Conspiracy of Enthusiasts, which threatened to wean the mother country in which it arose from its established worship, and to divert her numerous streams of unostentatious and useful Charity, into a single, ambitious, overwhelming and destructive torrent.

The territories of the missions of Paraguay comprehended not only the province of that name, but also a great part of those of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Tucuman, and Buenos Ayres. The Missionary's first volume embraces the general state of the whole settlement: and from this we must be permitted to cull the most striking facts, without any closer regard to order and arrangement than the writer himself has thought it necessary to display.

The forest of Mbaevėra abounds in trees from the leaves of which the herb Paraguay is made. Some Spaniards employed in gathering these leaves, which form a principal article of commerce, came upon an empty hovel evidently belonging to savages. Struck with terror they bastened to

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