Imatges de pÓgina

Review of New Puvlications.

[March, and it is this principle which we shall con- will afford ample information as a tinue to assume as our chief guide for the Chronicle of the Times. future.”

The more recent volume for 1820, The volume is immensely large; and which has for the first time preceded its various Contents, we doubt not, its rival, shall soon be noticed. will be found highly satisfactory. It

38. A third edition of The Literary Cha. 43. The Rev. SAMUEL's Wix's Plain Rean, Tacters illustrated by the History of Men of sons why Political Power should not be grantGenius, draun from their own feelings and ed to Papists, are sensible and argumentaconfessions, a work which has occupied Mr. tive; but will, of course, be perused with D'Israeli's inquiries from early life, is now jealousy by many readers. enlarged into two handsome volumes; and the considerable improvements it has receiv- 44. A useful broadside Chart of Phar. ed, through its successive editions, suffi- maceutical Chemistry, by Dr. Rees PRICE, ciently evince the author's “unfailing zeal.” exhibits the Names of the various Articles

“To the first critic of the age,” says Mr. of the London Pharmacopoeia, in alphabetiD'Israeli, “ who with unwearying kindness cal order, in contrast with those with which overlooked these volumes as they were pass- they are incompatible; whereby the art of ing through the press, let me be allowed to prescribing scientifically may be facilitated, express my gratitude; his hand has often and those decompositions avoided, which lent a polish to my unequal page."

often frustrate the views of the practitioner

in their medical effects. It has also been 39. The Third Volume of The Tour of published as a small pamphlet. Africa, by CATHERINE HÜTTON, in the completion of the Tour noticed by us in 45. The Fourth Edition of Mr. GEORGE vol. XCI. i. p. 58. It gives some account GREGORY'S Introduction to Arithmetic, acof Barra, Woolli, Boridoo, Kajanga, Kasson, companied, as it is, in a separate volume, by Kaarta, Ludamar Arabs, Bambarra, Man- “A'Key to the Arithmetic and a Compending, Salum, Cayor, Jalofs, FootaToro, Foota dium of Logarithmic Arithmetic," is creditJallon, Bambouk, the Sahara, Suse, Ma- able to the talents and the industry of Mr. rocco, Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and Fezzan. Gregory; and will be found useful beyond We have only to add, that our former good the limits of “the Free Grammar School of opinion of the Work is not discredited by Repton." This edition is dedicated to the the present Publication ; which further ma- Marquis of Hastings, with his arms very nifests the indefatigable research and in- neatly engraved on wood by Mr. Jewitt, an dustry of the Compiler.

ingenious young provincial artist. 40. The Memoir of the late Captain Jo- 46. May you Like it, by a Country seph Huddart, F. R. S. &c. printed by W. Curate. We opened this neat little VoPhilips (we believe only for private circula- lume with a desire to meet the author's tion), is an elegant tribute of filial piety, wishes; and have not been disappointed. It from the pen of Sir JOSEPH HUDDart, the contains some interesting Tales, and a few late worthy High Sheriff for Carnarvon- Poems; all of which are unexceptionable as shire; considerably enlarged from an arti- to language and sentiment, and most of them cle which appeared in vol. LXXXVI. i. have in view the amendment of the heart, p. 278; and adorned with an excellent Por- and the recommendation of religious habits. trait.

“The Brother," in particular, is a very af41. Mr. WYTHERBY, in Hints humbly sub- fecting narrative. mitted to Commentators, and more especially to such as have written elaborate Dissertations 47. Miss Isabel Hill, in Constance, a on the Prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation Tale, has attempted to delineate a perfect of St. John, treats that very important sub- female character; she has, at all events, ject warmly and elaborately.

given us a romantic story, and in no very

inelegant language. It must, however, be 42. The Magistrate's Letter, relative to admitted that the government of our own hiring servants, is a judicious compilation. passions and tempers will lead us far toFrom the Preface, p. 7, we find, respecting wards perfection. the Law of Settlement, upon the authorities of Judges Mansfield, Kenyon, Willis, 48. Mr. Ryan's Irish Ballads are sprightand Grose, that indefinite hiring is to be ly and original, with traits of genius. construed hiring for a year, but that a master may legally hire for a less time, in order 49. Mr. French's Munusculum Juroto prevent settlement.

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CAMDRIDGE, Feb. 25. — The subject of the impolicy of a British Legislator, in adthe Porson Prize for this year is the pas- vocating the Roman Catholic Claims. sage in Julius Cæsar, Act iv. Scene 3, The Pharmaceutical Guide, a work inbeginning with -« Come, Antony, and tended to assist young medical men in acyoung Octavius,” and ending with- —“and quiring such a knowledge of Latin as their leave you so." The metre, Tragicum lam- Pharmaceutical pursuits render indispensar licum trimetrum acalalecticum. - The sub- bly requisite. jects for the Member's Prizes are : Senior Practical Rules for the Restoration and Bachelors, Populis diversis eadem instituta Preservation of Health, and the best means parum conveniant.–Middle Bachelors, Astro for Invigorating and Prolonging Life. By nomiæ laus et utilitas.

the late celebrated GEORGE CHEYNE, M.D. March 8.—At a congregation on Wed. F.R.S.; to which is added, the Symptoms, nesday last, the Very Rev. J. H. Monk, and best mode of treating some of the most Fellow of Trinity, Regious Professor of prevalent disorders. Greek, and Dean of Peterborough, was The first number of the “ Album," a created Dr. in Divinity by royal mandate. new Quarterly Publication, exclusively de

March 15.- - The Chancellor's two gold voted to Elegant Literature, to the total medals for the best classical scholars among exclusion of Politics. It consists of orithe commencing Bachelors of Arts, are ad- ginal papers on all Literary subjects, and judged this year to Mr. G. Long and Mr. a copions Review of the most interesting H. Malden, both of Trinity college, and new Works. both University Scholars upon Lord Cra- Revolutionary Causes : with a brief noven's foundation.

tice of some late Publications, and a Post

cript containing Strictures on Cain, &c. Ready for Publication.

Hints towards the Right Improvement of No. IV. of the Architectural Antiquities the present Crisis. By Joseph Jones, M.A. of Suffolk. By Henry Davy. It contains Orford Castle, Flixton Hall, West Stow Preparing for Publication. Hall

, Fressingfield Church, and Westhall The Fourth Volume (which will be the Charch.

last) of “ Illustrations of the Literary The Travels of THEODORE Ducas in va- History of the Eighteenth Century.” rious Countries of Europe at the Revival of The Architectural Antiqnities of Sefton Letters and Art, edited by Charles Mills, Church, near Liverpool, consisting of Views, author of the • History of the Crusades." Plans, and parts of the Interior Ornaments, The First Part embraces Italy.

detailed at large from actual Measurement, A Print of the West Front of Bath Ab- and Etched in Outline. By R. Bridgens. bey Church, drawn by H. O'Neil, and en- An Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone, graved in aquatinta by J. Jones and H. with etchings. By John Hughes, Esq. HAVELL.

A.M. of Oriel College, Oxford. Mr. Asplin, the Unitarian Pastor at A splendid Publication, containing FacHackney, has published a Discourse on similes of the Hand-writing of 1000 of the the Character of Jesus Christ, and Evi- most eminent Characters in England, from dence of his Divine Mission.

an early period of our history to the close Defence of the Doctrine and Worship of the last century; with short Biographiof the Church of England, in a series of cal Notices, and some original Portraits. Letters, addressed to the Rev. John Lin- By Mr. Dawson Turner. gard. By the Rev. N. J. HOLLINGSWORTH. A Revival of the Medical Spectator, by

The Conversational Preceptor, in French the original Author of that Work, comand English, consisting of Useful Phrases, mencing by a paper extraordinary, advancarranged under distinct heads, on a new and ing a Claim to the first Promulgation of some more simple plan than any hitherto attempt modern Improvements in the Healing Art. ed. By J. L. MABIRE, of Paris, Professor Popery the Mystery of Babylon, or the of languages; to which are added, Aộusing Abomination of the Church of Rome. By Dialogues on various subjects of General In- a Beneficed Clergyman of the Church of terest. By M. LEBLANC.

England, and a Graduate of Cambridge. The Letters of AMICUS PROTESTANS to The Seripture Character of God; or, WILLIAM WILBERPORCE, Esq. M.P. which Discourses on the Divine Attributes. By first appeared in the Morning Post; to H. F. BURDER, M.A. whuich is now added, an

answer to Me,

Sacred Lyrics. By JAMES EDNESTON. LANCTHON his vindicator, demonstrating the Vol. III. inconsistency of a Protestant Christian, and William Lilly's Memoirs of his own present Times.

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[March, Life and Times, illustrated with numerous Milman, Maturin, Mitford, Matthias, Opie, Portraits of eminent Astrologers, &c. Proctor (Barry Cornwall), Peacock, PolMiss Spence's Old Stories.

whele, Rogers, Roscoe, Reid, Reynolds Mr. Wordsworth's Memorials of a Tour (J. S.), Rose, Richards, Scott (Sir' Walon the Continent, and Ecclesiastical Sketches, ter), Southey, Shelley, Sotheby, Shee, in 3 Parts:— Part 1. From the Introduction Smith (Horace), Strangford, Smedley, of Christianity into Britain to the Consum- Shiel, Spencer, Tennant, Twiss (Horace), mation of Papal Dominion. Part 2. To the Wordsworth, Wilson (John), Wright (Rodclose of the Troubles in the Reign of Charles well), Wiffen, &c. &c. &c. ANONYMOUS I. Part 3. From the Restoration to the SPECIMENS. -The Author of Waverley,

Blackwood's Magazine, Literary Gazette, A volume, entitled “The Magic Lantern; &c. Mr. Watts intends, in a Supplemental or, Sketches of Scenes in the Metropolis." Volume, to give notices of such Poetical

An abridged Edition of Conder on Non- Writers as have died within the last 20 years. conformity.

The Editor of the Philosophical MagaTales and Dialogues in Prose and Verse. zine and Journal (Alexander Tilloch, LL.Ď.) By JEFFERY TAYLOR, Author of “ Æsop in is preparing for publication & work which Rhyme."

is likely to engage the attention of biblical Iviney's History of the English Baptists. students, namely, “ Dissertations introduc

Elements of Thought; adapted to the tory to the Study and right understanding Use of Schools, and especially designed to of the Language, Structure, and Contents aid the Studies of young Persons who wish of the Apocalypse.” The dissertations are to supply the defects of a common educa

seven in number, viz. First and Second, tion. By Isaac TAYLOR, jun.

on the opinions delivered by ecclesiastical Moral Discipline; or, Elements of Self- writers, respecting the date of the ApocaImprovement, comprising a familiar View of lypse, presenting convincing evidence that the intellectual Powers and moral Characte- this book was the first written of those which ristics of Human Nature : principally adapt- compose the New Testament. Third,—on ed for young persons entering into active the language and structure of the Apocalife. By the Rev. Thomas FINCH, of Har- lypse. Fourth, - on various names by low.

which the Creator of the universe is desigEssays on the Discipline of Children, nated in the Scriptures, and the proper particularly as regards their Education. By mode of translating them. Fifth,—of the the Rev. K. W. BAMFORD, of Trinity Col- Hebrew name Jehovah, and the Greek exlege, Cambridge, and late Superintendant of pression Kyrios the Theos. Sixth, -On the Blue Coat Hospital at Liverpool. certain combinations of these terms, with

The Bridal of Caölchairn, and other other names of personal description, which Poems. By John Hay Allan.

are found in the New Testament. Seventh, Legendre's Elements of Geometry, and -on certain combinations of names of perof Plane and Spherical Trigonometry. Edit- sonal description, which are found in the ed by David BREWSTER, LL.D. Fellow of

Apocalypse. the Royal Society of London, and Secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. With for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts

The Exhibition of the Northern Society additional Notes and Improvements. Practical Observations on Paralytic Af

will open on Wednesday the 1st of May, at fections, St. Vitus's Dance, Deformities of Leeds. Works of art intended for the Ex

hibition will be received from the 8th to the Chest and Limbs, illustrative of the effects of muscular action. By William the 15th of April. In order to promote TILLEARD WARD.

the objects of the Society to their fullest The Fossils of the South Downs, or Il

extent, it is, we understand, their intenJustrations of the Geology of Sussex. By

tion to erect a building particularly adapted GIDEAN MANTELL, F.L.S.

to the purposes of exhibition.

The Society for Promoting Christian

Knowledge in the Diocese of St. David's, Mr. Alaric A. Watts's “Specimens of have awarded a premium of 501. to Mr. the Living Poets, with Biographical and H. V. Tebbs, Proctor, of Doctor Commons, Critical Prefaces," are in considerable for- for the best Essay on “ the Scripture Docwardness. The principal names introduced crines of Adultery and Divorce, and on the

as follow:- Byron (Lord), Baillie, criminal Character and Punishment of AdulBowles, Bloomfield, Bland, Brooke, Bar- tery by the antient Laws of England and ton, Crabbe, Campbell

, Croly, Coleridge, Other Countries,” and which he will shortly Carey (Rev. H.), Crowe, Colton, Colman, publish. Clare, Dale, Elton, Fitzadam, Gifford, Hogg, Mr. Charles Dubois of King Street, CoHemans, Hunt (Leigh), Heber, Herbert, vent Garden, will submit by auction, in the Holford, Hodson (Francis), Knight (Payne), course of the present season, an unpublishLamb (Charles), Lloyd, 'Lamb, Sir James ed collection of Poems by the Author of (late Bland Burges), Montgomery, Moorc, “ The Seasons," in his own hand-writing;



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255 amongst them are, a Version of the 104th try that has only few exports, and its cultiPsalm, so much commended by his Divinity vation, if encouraged by the Government Tutor Mr. Hamilton ; a curious Elegy in and undertaken by capitalists, will in a few the Scottish dialect, the only known speci- years furnish an interesting and staple commen of Thomson's writing, in that style; modity to trade.” and a poetical Epistle to Sir William Ben- From the known zeal and researches of this net of Chester, his early friend and patron. experienced Botanist, the scientific world has The manuscript was presented by Thomson has much to expect, and the new Government to Mallet, who was at that time tutor to by whom he is now employed will derive conLord George Graham, to whom he had a let- siderable advantages from his turning bis atter of introduction. The Earl of Buchan has tention, not only to objects of mere curiosity, verified the hand-writing by a comparison but also to such as will eventually improve the with those pieces in his possession, and has trade and resources of the country. There kindly sent a fac-simile of the song, begin- are many other articles to which the attenning with—" For ever, Fortune, wilt thou tion of the Buenos Ayres Government ought

prove," &c.

to be called. The Seda Silvestre, or a spe

cies of wild silk, left in the woods by a cerNew BOTANICAL DISCOVERIES.

tain caterpillar, is found on the banks of the M. Bompland, the friend and companion Parana, and would constitute a valuable exof Humboldt in his peregrinations in South port. Very good cochineal may also be gaAmerica, after the late changes in France, thered in Tucuman, besides a great quantity passed over to Buenos Ayres, where he set- of bees-wax. The Rubia Tinctoria is found iled himself. He devoted himself entirely to in many of the extended forests, but the his usual scientific pursuits, established a gar- best is in Tarija, Chaco, and the Sierra of den of plants, and for several months has Cordova, and it yields a brilliant colour. It been engaged in a botanical excursion in was not till within very few


that notice Paraguay, a country abounding in all kinds was taken of a new mode of dying green, of vegetable and mineral curiosities. The from a production called by the Spaniards following is the extract of a letter written Clavillo, or little nail, from its resembling by him from Corricutes, received by the last one. Some persons assert it to be the exarrival from the river Plate :

crementitious deposit of a certain insect "The whole of the country called here smaller than the cochineal, and others that the Missions, exceeds description, and in it, it is the insect itself. Hitherto it has only at every step, one meets with things both been gathered in Carquejia, and the point Dew and useful to natural history. I have is found introduced into the bark of a shrub. already collected two thousand plants, a It was first used by the poor of the country, large quantity of seeds, a number of stones, and it has since been proved by repeated exbesides making most useful observations, such periments, that the Vicunia and Alpaca as will greatly promote a geological know- wools, as well as cotton, after being preledge of this part of America. I have also pared by astringents, such as alum, and precollected insects, birds, &c. Among the viously boiled in a yellow dye, when thrown number of interesting plants to which my into a solution of Clavillo, acquire a beautiattention has been called, I am of opinion ful green colour. The shade of this simple that the country may hereafter derive great is in itself greenish, and by being kept, it advantages from the three new kinds of in- darkens considerably. Abundance of it is digo I have found in these fertile regions. found in the valley of Catamarca and proThey are very different from the plant from vince of Tucuman, but no scientific experiwhich indigo is obtained in Caracas, Brazil, ments have been made with it. Mexico, and India. I flatter myself that Natural verdigris, of a metallic substance, the South Americans will avail themselves is found in the copper mines of the districts of this discovery, and cultivate and improve of Carangas, Pacages, Lipes, and Atacama, : plant that has hitherto been disregarded as well as Oruro, and is used instead of artifinder the common name of Yuyo. It is well ficial verdigris for paint and colouring potknown that the indigo of Venezuela, which tery. It easily dissolves in mineral acids, formerly was superior to that of Guatemala, in and all the earth or heterogeneous particles consequence of the improvements in extract- precipitate to the bottom. A species of ing it, and competes with that of India in metallic combination, of arsenic mineralized price, in England is worth from 15 to 20 by sulphur, called Oro Pimente, is also colrials per pound. In Venezuela as much as lected in various parts of the Cordillera of 3 or 400,000 dollars of indigo were annually the coast, particularly at a place called Periobtained, and there the pound has frequently nacota, 25 leagues from the town of Caranteen bought at seven rials. The superior gas. It is found to be an excellent article quality that may be obtained from this to fix colours. In short, numerous plants, newly-discovered plant, and the facilities of gums, resins, minerals, &c. will, in the conveyance down to a shipping port, render course of time, be brought over from every it an object of great importance to a coun- part of South America.

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[March, GOVERNMENT PATRONAGE OF LITERATURE the globe, when its population shall be at IN FRANCE.

a stand more permanent memorial of “ Rouen Cathedral Library is open every Britain than all her martial triumpbs, and day, except Sundays and Thursdays, from destined to make her remembered and adten to two, to every body who chooses to mired when they are long forgotten ! enter. It is to the credit of the inhabitants

Polish LITERATURE. of Rouen that they avail themselves of the The Literature of Poland has been enprivilege ; and the room usually contains a riched by a work such as it never before respectable assemblage of persons of all possessed; a splendid production of the arts, classes. The revenue of the Library does which could be equalled by only a few in not amount to more than 3000 francs per the Literature of the most cultivated lanannum ; but it is also occasionally assisted

guages. Count Edward Kaczynski has pubby Government. The French Ministers of lished the Journal of his Travels in 1814 to State consider it is the interest of the na

Constantinople, and to the scene of the Iliad, tion to promote the publication of splendid the plains of Troy on the coast of Asia works, either by pecuniary grants to the Minor, with great typographical splendour authors, or, as more commonly happens, and costly embellishments. The work conby subscribing for a number of copies, sists of 51 sheets of letter-press, and 8? which they distribute amongst the public copper-plates, mostly of a large size; and Libraries of the kingdom.- I could say a also considerable number of appropriate great deal upon the difference in the con

vignettes, from designs made on the spot duct of the Governments of France and Eng. by M. Fuhrmann (the painter who accomland in this respect, but it would be out of panied the Count), and engraved by the place; and I trust that our House of Com

most eminent masters in Berlin, Dresden, mons will not be long before they expunge Prague, Vienna, Paris, and Rome. The from the Statute Books a law which, under map of the Plain of Troy, according to Hothe shameless pretence of “ encouraging

mer, is from the Count's own survey, who, learning," is in fact a disgrace to the coun

generously sacrificing the large sums which try.”—Turner's Normandy, I. PP. 2, 16, 17. he has expended on this work, has given French AND ENGLISH LANGUAGES. the sale and all the profits to the Poorhouse

in Posen, and the Charitable Societies and To parody a famous expression of Mirabeau, it may be said that the French lan- Hospitals in Warsaw. guage is making the tour of the world.” A French Journal is now printed at Smyrna,

The Lord Primate of Ireland has, within under the title of the « Spectateur Orien- the last year, contributed entirely from tal;" and another is published in the Rus

his private funds upward of six hundred sian empire, at Odessa; two French papers pounds, for the express purpose of lowappear at Madrid, the one entitled the ering the price of Bibles, thus placing them “ Regulateur," and the other the “ Bous

within the reach of the poorest of the sole." England has its “Courier de Londres;" people; viz. 2001. to Armagh; 1201. to and several French Journals appear in va

Dundalk; 1001. to Cookstown, in the countrious parts of Germany and Switzerland. ty Tyrone ; 1001. to Lisburn; and 1001. his Such are the accounts of the French them- annual subscription to the Association. selves of their language. Let us compare

The magnificent Mazarine Bible in Mr. them with the English, destined perhaps Perry's library was sold lately for 160 guione day to exceed all other languages in uni

neas to Mr. Bohte, a German bookseller; versality :-In Paris, one paper ; in Brus- it was understood to be for his Royal Highsels, one; in Canada, several; in America,

ness the Duke of Sussex. between three and four hundred; in the The lovers of the Fine Arts in general, different West India Islands, seven or eight and the friends of the Author of the “ Bibat least; in New South Wales, two and a liographical, Antiquarian, and Picturesque magazine; in India, five or six, and also Tour" in particular, had, on the 14th of one or two periodical works; at the Cape of February, an opportunity of displaying their Good Hope, and in our other Colonies, one zeal and attachment towards both these obpaper at least. While 15,000,000 of per- jects, by attending the sale of Mr. Lewis's sons in the West Indies and America, original drawings for Mr. Dibdin's elegant 20,000,000 at home, and half a million or

Work. Mr. Evans's room in Pall Mall more in the different Colonies of the East overflowed with a company which left solid and in Europe, making a total of 35,500,000 proofs behind them of their taste and courage inhabiting every climate, speak the English in the purchase of these drawings, the amount tongue from childhood; besides all those of the sale of which was little short of soo foreigners whom Literature or Trade induce guineas. to study it. The increase of the English Mr. Martin's New Picture of the Delanguage in America, in the East, and in struction of Herculaneum and Pompeii is New South Wales, will only be limited by a announced for public inspection at the territory which far exceeds one quarter of Egyptian Hall.


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