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1818.) New Publications, with Critical Remarks. ground, the sheep, goats, and unloaded cat- being snbjected to quarantine restraint, from tle being separately driven, to graze slowly which
they were soon freed by the generous and progressively in that direction. On Platoff, whose hospitality towards them knew their arrival in the evening, the tents of the no bounds. Here we close our notice of this party are found pitched either on the slope agreeable narrative, at the end of which is of a mountain, or in some sheltered spot, an appendix, containing an itinerary of the secured from the violence of winds, and not route from Bussora to Hamburgh, and a far distant from water. When the party is table of the expenses incurred in a journey large, and the tents numerous, they pitch over land from India to England. three or four in a group; at the distance of thirty or forty yards a similar group, and
ASTRONOMY. thus for the whole encampment; its general
Times Telescope, for 1819. 12mo. 99. direction being parallel to the mountain which shelters them. The flocks belonging to each division are secured around its re
Useful Hints on Drawing and Painting, spective tents. By this regulation the flocks intended to facilitate the improvement of are kept separate, and obtain their due pro- young persons. By J. C. Burgess. portion of forage ; and at the same time the This little book, the production of a very respecto various detachments composing the commu
able and meritorious artist, will, we conceive, be nity are within call of each other when as
found particularly useful in forming the taste, and sistance is required.
guiding the talents of the youthful votaries of the
Scenic Muse. We agree with itsg, antisor, that elas “ When the forage becomes exhausted in
borale and abstruse treatises on the arts, often fail one spot, the party migrate to another, in
in their effect from not being sufficiently adapted the same order, and occupy it under the to the capacities of youth. This difficulty is, hox. same regulation : thus making, during the ever, obviated in the pages before us; and the ob. summer and autumn, a circular trip or tour servations introduced are given in a style as cone out and home. This mode of life, without cise and perspicuous as possible. The volume is! any variation, is pursued by them in pre- certainly handsomely printed; but considering that ference to any other."
it contains only 54 piges, the price affixed to its The author visited the celebrated ruins of cannot but be considered as rather exorbitant. We
mentiou this because we foar it will have the effect Shahpoor, of which he has given an interest
of restricting its circulation. ing account, and his description of Shirauz is so excellent that we were almost tempted to
Hakewell's Views in Italy. No. 2. give an entire extract, had not the sense of Italian Scenery from drawings, by E, D. our contracted limits checked the inclination. Batty. No. 4, 4to. The antiqities of Pentapolis occupy a more
A Collection of 38 Old Wood Cuts, illusconsiderable space in the volume than we
trative of the New Testament. 4to, 12s. should have expected from the shortness of time in which they were viewed. Ispahan Mann's General Catalogue of Books on is also largely described, and indeed the sale, in the Commercial road. Is. 6d. whole of the author's route in Persia is Catalogue of Books on sale, by C. Frosty marked by penetration and inquisitive curio- Broad-street, Bristol. sity. At Tehran, the colonel and his com- The Modern London Catalogue of Books, panion, Captain Salter, were introduced to with their sizes, prices, and publishers' the King, the particulars of which ceremo- names; by W, Bent. 8vo. 8s. nial visit are given with sufficient minute
BIOGRAPHY. ness. The following is the form of intro- Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of duction on these occasions :-" These gen- John Howard, the Philanthropist; compiledi tlemen, King of Kings, have all their lives from his private diary and letters, the. been anxious to touch the dust of your Ma- journals of his confidential attendant, &c.&OT jesty's feet, and this day forms a new begin- By James B. Brown, esq. 4to. 2). 58.37 ning of their lives; they look on all their
CLASSICS. past days as nothing, and glory in the honour conferred upon them by your Ma- from the Greek, with Notes. By George
The Tragedies of Sophocles, translated jesty, King of Kings!!"
Adams. 8vo. 12s. Near Shaingulabad our countrymen fell in with the Russian Embassy, from whom
DIVINITY. they received every friendly attention, and Discourses on Various Subjects. By the on parting were favoured with numerous
Rey, Sir John Ilead, hart, A. M. 8vo. letters of recommendation for the remainder Remarks upon the Service of the Church of their journey. The description of Mount of England, respecting baptism and the Ararat is a fine picture; and the account of office of burial. 12mo. 2s. 6d. the improved state of Georgia, under the The Conversion of the World, or the Russian Government, excites many serious Claims of Six Hundred Millions of Heathen, considerations in regard to the probable and the ability and duty of the Churches extension of that gigantic power. On their respecting them. By the Rev. G. Hall and arrival among the Cossacks, our travellers S. Newell. American Missionaries, at Bonisuffered some temporary inconvenience, in bay. 8vo. Is. 6d.
New Publications, with Critical Remarks. [Dec. 1, Scripture Testimony to the Messiah, in- 1816, at the Royal Dispensary for Diseases cluding a careful examination of the Rev. of the Ear. By T. H. Curtis, 8vo. 2s. 6d. T. Belsham's Calm Inquiries, and of the Pathological and Surgical Observations other principal Unitarian works on the on the Diseases of the Joints. By E. C. subject. By John Pye Smith, D.D. 8vo. 14s. Brodie. 8vo. 109. 6d. EDUCATION.
Sketches of the Philosophy of Life. By Education upon the Plan of Spelling, Di. Sir T. C. Morgan, M. D. 8vo. 143. viding and Pronouncing, by giving attention Ayre's Observations on Marasmus, 8vo. 7s. to the primary and secondary accents, and Quarterly Journal of Foreign Medicine. to the sou of the vowel, whereby many No. 1. 8vo. 3s. 6d. words may be known at once. By the Rev. Ballingall's Practical Observations J. Snape. 6d.
fever, dysentery and liver complaints. 8vo. A Sequel to Mrs. Trimmer's Introduction 9s. to the Knowledge of Nature. By Sarah
MILITARY. Trimmer, 12mo.
A Narrative of the Operations of the A New Theoretical Grammar of the French French Army, during the one hundred days Language, with exercises. By C. Gros. in 1815; including the battle of Waterloo. 12mo. 5s.
By General Gourgaud. 8vo. 10s.
MISCELLANEOUS. Observations introductory to a Work on Margaret Melville, and the Soldier's English Etymology. By John Thomson, Daughter. By Catherine Alicia Mant, AuM.A.S. &c.
thor of Ellen, &c. 12mo. --The specimen here offered of the qualifications
This is an insu uctive and amusing little volume, of Mr. Thoinson, for the undertaking he proposes and may be added to the Juvenile Library with to exccute, will, doubuess, render the public inn.
considerable advantage; though we are not sure, patient for the appearance of his iinportant forth.
considering the nurnber of similar publications al. coming volume. The utility of etymological en.
really in hand, that such a work was particularly quiry is indubitable ; indeed, to s certain extent,
necessary at the present time. it is absolutely necessary, to complete a perfect
Seneca's Morals; by way of abstract: to system of education ; for a man can scarcely be
which is added, a Discourse, under the title pronounced thoroughly acquainted with the lan
of an after thought. By Sir Roger L'Esguage of his country, until he kuows something of its primitive derivation. Much deep and scieuiific trange, knt. 8vo. 10s. 6d. research is displayed in the few pages before us,
Hypocrisy Unveiled, and Calumny dewith little or none of that parade so common with tected; in a review of Blackwood's Magathose who write on the more abstruse subjects. zine. 8vo. Is. 6d.
Antiquitates Curiosæ, the etymology of Laskey's Description of the Napoleon many remarkable old sayings, Proverbs,&c. Mint Medals, royal 8vo. 185. explained. By Jos. Taylor. foolsc. 8vo. 5s. Vindiciæ Wykehamicæ. By the Rev. W.
L. Bowles. 2s.
Naval Chronology of Great Britain, By
Encyclopædia Metropolitana. part 4. 410.
21s. Gleanings and Remarks, collected during many months' residence at Buenos Ayres.
Encyclopædia Edinensis. vol. 2. part 4. By Major Alex. Gillespie. 8vo. 10s.
4to. 8s. Reports of Cases argued and determined
Florence Macarthy; an Irish Tale. By in the Court of Common Pleas and Ex- Lady Morgan, Author of France, O'Donneli, chequer Chambers. By J. B. Moore. v. 1.
&c. 4 vols. 28s. part 4. royal 8vo. Es.
My Old Cousin; or, A Peep into Cochin Index to Taunton's Reports, 8vo. 2s.
China; a novel. By the Author of Romantic
Facts. 3 vols. 1 2mo. 16s. 6d.
The Fast of St. Magdalen ; a novel. By in the Ladies Diary, and their original Anna Maria Porter. 3 vols. 218. Answers, together with some new Solutions,
Nightmare Abbey. By the Author of from its commencement in the year 1704 to Headlong Hall. 12mo. 6s. 6d. 1816. By T. Leybourn. 4 vols. 8vo. 41.
Brambleton Ilall. 12mo. 3$. 6d.
POETRY. A Letter to the Governors of Bethlem Warwick Castle: a Tale, with minor Hospital, containing an account of their Poems. By W. R. Bedford, B. A. of Unimanagement of that Institution for the last versity College, Oxford. twenty years. By John Haslam, M. D. 8vo. As a motto to this collection, the author prehxes 23. Od.
a few lines from a celebrated poot, whom it were Stereoplea; or, The Defence' of the well if be had copied in his epigraph alone ; but he Horse's Foot considered. By Bracy Clarke.
has gone farther, and the sentirrents, le lan4to. 10s 6d.
guage, the warmth of amatory feeling, and the tout. An Introductory Lecture, as delivered in
ensemble of his poetry forces us into a comparison which must be fatal to himself. This felo-de se is
New Publications, with Critical Remarks.
the less excusable, as Mr. Bedford, though newly Cobbin's Pilgrims' Fate; a poem. 12mo. launched into the sea of authorship, seems to 49. 6d. have that in bin wbich, if duly appreciated and
Poetical Rhapsodies. By J. B. Fisher. exerted, would probably make him a poet of no
8vo. 7s. mean order ; at all events would raise him above
The Minstrel of the Glen, and other that style of verse in which, unfortunately, he bas chosen to mako his literary debut. The tale, we
poems. By H. Stebbing. 8vo. 7s, 6d. confess, two attentive perus1ls bare not enabled
Woman; a poem. By E. S. Barrett, esq. us to unravel. llere and there we have a pártial Author of the Heroine. 2d edition, revised. light, which serves but to make the durkness visi.
POLITICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY. ble : and it may be well for the author to kuow that liis poetry is most pleasing when it is most
Extraordinary Red Book, containing a plein. As for several readers in these days, since detailed list of all the places, pensions, they may possibly most admire those parts which sinecures, &c. 8vo. critics ought most to condemn, we shall not offer A letter to H. Brougham, esq. M.P. in any selections, but leave them to consult the whole reply to the Strictures on Winchester Colforty pages. For Mr. Bedford's sake, however, lege. By the Rev. L. Clarke. 8vo. 2s.6d. as we hope and expect to meet with him again, we will instance the few lines on the Pantheon as by House of Commons, on his motion to repeal
Lieut. General Thornton's Speech in the far the best passage iv the performance. What the
the declaration against the belief of TranUniversity, of which it appears he is a meinber, may say to its publication, is another affair. But
substantiation. royal 8vo. 6s. though uusuccessful he has not disgraced them,
TOPOGRAPHY. and would he be content to write rational verse
Ormerod's History of Cheshire. part 8. upon rational subjects, miglit become an honour to
History of the City of Dublin. By the of poetry.
Rev. Robert Walsh. 9 vols. 4to. 51. 5s.
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.
Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Os. mendation of this volume ; for though it displays wego on the Coast of South Barbary, and feelings and principles highly creditable to its au. of the Sufferings of the Master and Crew thor as a man, ir is essentially deficient in that while in bondage among the Arabs. By energy, fancy, and correctness which could alone Judah Paddock, her late Master. 4to. ohtain for its author the notice he appears to anti.
in the modest advertisement prefixed to this in. cipate as á groet. To attain to any degree of ex.
teresting narrative, its author informs us that it was cellence, in the species of composition with which
committed to the press principally at the request Mr. Harvey's pages are, for the most part, occu.
and instigation of Capt. Riley, for the purpose of pied, requires that the bard should write with his
serving as an Appendix to his book, the veracity of feelings about him rather than liis books, and be
which, it appears, has iu part been thought ques. inpelled less by the desire of saying something
tiopable. As the fate of both these persons is than having something to say.
strikingly similar, cach having endured captivity Of the two principal poems, Sensibility and The
among the Arabs, and in the like manner been re. Stranger, ke certainly prefer the former; the ear.
deemed from their barbarity, the evidence of the liest, as we are informed in the preface, of the au. thor's productions ; since, notwithstanding its ge• ready offered to the public by the other. Capt. Ri.
one will go far to corroborate the testimony al. nerally defective versification, it contains many ley's detail, lowever, was likely to liave been more umiable seutiments pleasingly and feelingly con.
minute and correct, from the circumstance of his veyed. The Stranger does not possess similar
liaving made votes upon the spot; whilst Captain claims to our attention; its fable and style being
Paddock, not having taken any such precaution, and equally tedious and uninteresting. The minor
being in the possession of no memoranda whát. poems are none of thein above mediocrity.
erei, was obliged to rapsack his niemory for the The Immortality of the Soul, and other facts he wished to detail; by which means bis Poems. By Thomas Thomsor.
story appears occasionally more confused and im. The subject of the principal poem in this pam
probable than might otherwise bave been the phlet is treated in con imperfect aud desultory a manner for one of such awful importance. Indeed Recollections of Japan. By Captain Gowe consider it as an act of strong presumption for lownin, of the Russian Navy, Author of the a youthful poet to dare so lofty a theme. Several
Narrative of a Three Years Journey in that detached passages, however, might be adduced of more than cominon pathos and energy: sufficient Country. I vol. 8vo. 12s.
History of Voyages into the Polar Regions, to prove that the author possesses, to a certain de. gree, the “ aflatus divinus,” though not quite undertaken chiefly for the purpose of discoenough of it to qualify hin for the task he' has vering a North East, North West, or Polar here undertaken. Of the minor productions, the passage between the Atlantic and Pacific. stanzas beginning " The Rose may wither on thie By John Barrow. esq. 8vo. 128. Tree," are singularly tasteful and prelly. The Fearon's Narrative of a Journey of 5,000 translation of the 13th Psalm might have been
miles through the Eastern and Western spared, as it has already been effected by the all
States of America. 8vo. 10s. 6d. potent pen of the Bard of Harold in one of his llo.
Narrative of the Expedition which sailed brew Melodies.
The Anglo Cambrian ; a poem, in four from England in 1807, to join the South Amecantos. By M. Linwood. 8vo. 5s.
rican Patriots. By James Hackett. 8vo. 5s.6d.
Her Majesty Queen Charlotte.
(With a Portrait.) A WRITER of no ordinary powers rendered his presence there no longer has said that history is philosophy teach- necessary. Under his instructions the ing by example; and this is more espe- Princess made a great progress in every cially true of biography, the only legiti- polite and useful branch of knowledge. mate object of which is to excite the She acquired a thorough acquaintance living to virtue by a faithful delineation with the French and Italian languages; of those eminent persons, who in their while her own she wrote not only corday shone as lights of the world. rectly, but elegantly. Of this, indeed,
It is our duty this month to exhibit, as. no stronger proof could be given than far as our feeble powers will permit, the the letter which she sent to the great sketch of an illustrious character, who Frederic of Prussia, congratulating him for more than half a century has, by her on his victory at Torgau, over Marshal influence, realized the nervous remark of Daun, November 3, 1760, when she one of our oldest poets, that
was (not, as some of the journalists have “ A virtuous court, a world to virtue draws.” said, thirteen years, but) sixteen years
Her late Majesty, Sophia-Charlotte, and a half old. This pathetic letter, in was the youngest of the two daughters which she painted in glowing colours the of Charles Lewis, Duke of Mirow, by distressed state of Mecklenburgh through Albertine-Elizabeth, daughter of Ernest the ravages of the war, is inserted in our Frederic, Duke of Saxe Hildburghausen. second volume, and therefore need not This prince, Charles Lewis, being the here be repeated. At this time, his presecond son of the Duke of Mecklenburgh sent Majesty having just succeeded to Strelitz, entered into the imperial ser- the British throne on the demise of his vice at an early age, and by his noble grandfather, it was the natural concern conduct soon attained the rank of Lieu- of ministers to look out for a suitable tenant-General. On his marriage he matrimonial alliance. One had been went to settle at Mirow, where all his already under consideration in the time children, consisting of four sons and two of the late King, who wished very much daughters, were born. He died in 1751, to unite bis grandson to a niece of the the very year that his present Majesty Prussian monarch, by whom that overlost his father; and a few months after- ture was most cheerfully received. The wards, Adolphus Frederic, the third Princess-Dowager of Wales, however, Duke of Mecklenburgh Strelitz, departed was extremely averse to the connection, this life, when that title devolved upon and the Prince incurred his grandfather's the eldest son of Prince Charles Lewis, displeasure for giving a flat denial to the who, with his mother and all the family, proposal. Much has been said of an atremoved in consequence from Mirow to tachment to Lady Sarah Lenox, which Strelitz. Here the Princess Charlotte, circumstanee induced the King's mother then seven years old, received her edu- and Lord Bute to send Colonel Græme cation, under the direction of Madame abroad in search of a proper wife for the de Grabow, a lady of high endowments King. All this is romance, and a poor and noble family, who, on account of her compliment to his Majesty's judglyrical compositions, obtained the titlement. The fact is, the Princess-Dowager of the German Sappho.
had no other fears than those arising Besides Madame de Grabow, other from a Prussian alliance, which was persons of the first talent were employed her abhorrence. When, therefore, she in the instruction of her Serene High- read the letter of the Princess of Meckness, who was the delight of the whole lenburgh, (copies of which were circufamily for the sweetness of her temper, lated in Germany,) she made enquiries and the quickness of her genius. The into the character of that family, and at principal of these tutors, Dr. Genz- the same time put the letter into the mer, à Lutheran divine of considerable hands of her son, who was so struck with learning, and particularly distinguished it as to tell Lord Harcourt “ that he had for his extensive knowledge in Natural now found such a partner as he hoped to History, was called from Stargard to be happy with for life.” Strelitz, where he resided at the pa- In a short time every thing was setlace, till the marriage of the Princess tled; and on the 8th of July, 1761, the