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THE

AUGUSTAN REVIEW;

aponthly Production.

VOLUME III.

JULY TO DECEMBER, 1816.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETORS,

By J. Moyes, Greville Street,

SOLD BY MESSRS. LAW AND WHITTAKER, AVE-MARIA LANE;

Where Communications are requested to be sent, post paid.

ART.

PAGE

X. Ovidii Metamorphoses, in usum Scholarum excerptæ ;

quibus accedunt Notulæ Anglicæ et Questiones.

Studio C. Bradley....

78

XI. Gulzara, Princess of Persia ; or the Virgin Queen.

Collected from the Original Persian....

XII. PUBLIC AFFAIRS.—The present political Equipoise of

Europe-Influence of the Court of the Thuilleries
still great-Glance at the Rebellion at Grenoble,
at the Discontents in the Isle of France, and at the
Insurrection in Barbadoes-Mr. Wilberforce and
the Slave Trade-the Catholics, and the Caution re.
quisite with regard to them--the Efforts of Parties,
and their mutable Prospects farther Remarks on
the Questions of Revenue and Retrenchment, &c...

THE

Augustan Review.

No. XV. FOR JULY, 1816.

Art. I.-Travels in Beloochistan and Sinde; accompanied

by a Geographical and Historical Account of those Countries; with a Map. By Lieutenant Henry Pottinger, of the Honourable East-India Company's Service, late Assistant and Surveyor with the Missions to Sinde and

Persia. Longman and Co., London, 1816. 4to. 21.12s.6d. To those who are desirous of obtaining information relative to regions imperfectly known, and of extending their acquaintance with nations but one degree removed from savage life, the work before us will prove interesting. It relates to the interior of a country previously unexplored by Europeans, and to a people whose very name will be strange to i many of our readers. Of a great part of the district through which Mr. Pottinger travelled, no authentic account is known to exist, since the time when the insatiable ambition of Alexander the Great prompted him to visit those regions.

The disguise under which the present author and bis lamented and enterprising fellow-traveller, the late Captain Christie, were obliged to pursue their inquiries, and the difficult and dangerous circumstances in which they were frequently placed, excite the reader's apprehension for their safety, and communicate to the narrative all that interest which so naturally springs from the perils of the brave.

We have already adverted to the causes which led to this and other expeditions of a similar kind-(see our review of Malcolm's History of Persia, Vol. II. p. 394,

- expeditions wbich have given rise to several important and distinguisbed works, and greatly enlarged our acquaintance with the annals of the East. Mr. Pottinger gives the following account of his work, and of his reasons for compos

ing it.

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