Retrospect of German Literature. Arts and Manufactures. 569 engraving is executed with more correct. willingly 1,200 liv. for a copy. Mr. von nets and diligence than the drawing. The ERDMANNSDORF, of Dessau, deserves text points out the different colours with therefore the thanks of all lovers of the . which the sketches are to be painted. fine arts, for having accommodated the

Natur Schænbeiten Sechsischer Gegenden, chalcographic fociety of that place with the &c. &c. von GUENTHER. 1798. Natu- loan of his splendid copy of that scarce ral Beauties of Prospects in Saxony. With work, and thus enabled them to publisha 12 plates. The plates deserve more praise the three numbers in question. The enthan the description, which is very affect. gravings are executed in a masterly maned, uninteresting, and tedious.

ner by Mr. LANGENHOEFFEL, and the Erfte Gruende der buergerlichen Baukunft, illustrations are the productions of the pen &c. &c. von L. J. D. Suckow, &c. &c. of Mr. Rode, who had already proved by 1798. pp. 332. The first Rudiments of his classical translation of Vitruvius, that Civil Architecture. With 35 plates. he was perfectly qualified for such an unFourth revised and enlarged edition. The dertaking. first edition of this useful work appeared Beschreibung der Gburfuerstlichen Antiken. in the year 1751, and has not yet been Gallerie in Dresden, &c. &c. von. J. G. superseded by one of superior merits. It Lipsius. 1798. pp. 526; 4to. Descripis written with systematic order, and in a tion of the electoral Gallery of Antiquities plain and perspicuous style, which renders at Dresden, executed partly after some it as useful to the common builder, as it is Papers of the late J. F. Wacker, formerly to the learned architea.

Inspector of that Gallery. The friends of Aufwabl antiker Gemæblde, &c. &c. von arts and antiquity have to congratulate A. Rode. 1799. Select antique Paint themselves upon the publication of this ings taken from the work of Count Cay- complete catalogue of the rich treasures of lus, of which only a few Copies were dir a collection which really deserved being tributed, together with Explanations, by rendered more known to the public than A. Rode. In three numbers, large folio; it has been hitherto. It is, indeed, astonisheach number containing eight coloured ing, that the highly valuable store of explates. (Price 20 rixdollars the number.) cellent works of art with which the Dres. Count Caylus accidentally found the fa- den gallery is adorned, has been negle&ted mous original collection of drawings from so long by a nation which has produced no antique paintings, formerly in poffellion of inconsiderable number of relpectable arthe cardinal-legate Camillo de Maflimi, tists; and it is to be wilhed, for the sake in a nursery, where it served for the amuse- of good taste, that the composition of a cament of children. He purchased it, and talogue of it had devolved upon a man of employed Mariette, a skilful artist, to en a more refined and solid knowledge of the grave the outlines, which he afterwards works of art, than Mr. Lipfius proves to caused to be coloured by young ladies af. poffefs; of which we could point out many ter the model of the coloured drawings instances, were we not restrained by want which Petro Sante and Francesco Bartoli of room. formerly had made at Rome, and which

COMMERCE. were shewn in the Vatican. Thus was Practisches Taschenwerter-buch der formed the work which appeared at Paris Waarenkunde, &c. &c. vonj.CHR.SCHE. in the year 1757, in large folio, with a DEL. 1798. Practical Pocket-dictionary preface by Caylus, and Mariette's expla- of Merchandize, or an accurate and comnations of the 33 plates, under the title: plete Description of all Articles of MerRecueil des Peintures antiques trouvées à chandize, occurring in the Course of Trade; Rome. No more than 31 copies of this particularly adapted to the Wants of the work being distributed, it naturally became, Trader, Factor, and Broker. This pocimmediately after its publication, a great ket-dictionary, as the author assures us, is rarity : 2,270 Liv. were paid for a single no work of hafte, nor a mere extract from copy of it in the auction of Outard. Ma. his larger dictionary of merchandize, con. rietre's plates were found in the royal gal- taining a great variety of new articles, and lery after the death of Caylus. Molynet being rendered more correct and geneand Lamy caused them to be repaired, rally useful. Having compared the two and a hundred copies to be printed, every works with each other, we think ourselves one of which fold for fo.900: 22 more bound in justice to affirm the truth of this drawings were added to those of Caylus, assertion, and can recommend it as a very and the whole work was published in two useful allitant to all people engaged in folios. This second work also became very trade. scarce in a hort time, and amateurs paid Sammlungen Englischer original-band,


derngs-Briefe, &c. &c. von J. G.CLEMI Predigten ueber die Sonn-und FestagsNIUS. 1798. pp. 214; 8vo. A Collection Evangelien, &c. &c. von M.K.G. BAUER. of original English commercial Letters, Th. I. 1798. pp. 28. u. 570 ; 8vo. Serwith German notes. The well-written mons on the Gospels of the whole Year. Englifh preface to these letters, proves These sermons distinguish themselves fathat the editor of this collection poffefses vourably by being foupded on principles a pretty correct knowledge of the spirit of of pure morality, and written in an eleour language. He acknowledges in it that gant, though popular, style. he has copied, during his leisure hours, a Postille von C. F. SINTENIS. Erfer, Tb. great number of original English letters, 5798. pp. 36; 8vo. Poftil.

The VOwritten, in the courie of business, by re.. lume of Termons which the venerable aufpectable mercantile houses, extracted the thor has published under this title, and most important phrases, and thus acquired which breathes the genuine spirit of a facility of composing letters of business Christianity, has afforded us more than himself. The 127 letters, contained in common pleasure. Mr. S. fhows himself, this volume, Teem to be peculiarly adapted almost in every page, as an unbiased to render the English correspondence eafy thinker, who successfully attacks all sorts -10 German clerks. The notes, which are of prejudices which are injurious to mofubjoined to the text, may also serve En- rality, as an eloquent orator, and a pracglishmen as an instruction in composing tical observer of man, who possesses the German commercial letters. If Mr. C. great art of acting most powerfully upon fhould still be inclined to carry his resolu- the most hidden recesses of the heart, and tion of publilhing a second volume into to expound the doctrines of religion in a execution, we would recommend to him generally useful manner. to be more careful in avoiding some gram.

Neue Auswahl einiger Predigten, von J. matical errors, which we have discovered Jrh, 1798. pp. 320; 8vo. A new Selecin the prefent volume.

tion of Sermons. These sermons are good Der practische Kaufman, &c. &c. von F. in many respects. The subjects are not H. W. JHRINZ, 1798. pp. 126. 4..220 ; common, and very practical. The lan400. The practical Merchant ; or, Instruc- guage is correct, and frequently highly tion in all Branches of Commerce, especial. animated ; we must, however, also obJy in Italian Book-keeping, &c. &c. to serve, that the author sometimes is very which are added, Observations on the best dry, expresses his ideas, in many Method of corresponding with Prudence places, in vague and ambiguous terms. and Circumspection, of obtaining proper Sonntag funterbaltungan fuer gebildete Information of the Wants of Correspon- Religions freunde, &c. &c. von D.THIESS, dents, and of giving a favourable Turn 1798. pp. 204 ; 8vo. Sunday Devotions to Speculations. This work, whose au for well-informed Friends of Religion, thor is a merchant, is well calculated for This book deserves the notice of reflecting serving as an useful guide to young men, readers. The author displays a philosowho are to be instructed in commerce. We 'phical spirit, and much acuteness. must, however, confess that the instruc Katecbefon ucber Sitlicb-religioese Wabrtion in book-keeping is very defective. beiten, &c. &c. Catechisations on moral. As for the rest, 'we have observed, with religious Truths. The style of the author pleasure, that the author's style is plain is animated; but his notions are frequent. and perfpicuous.

ly too vague, and his reflexions too proDIVINITY

lix. Neue practisebe. Materialien zu. Kantzel. Ueber den Glauben an Offenbabrung, &c. vortragen, &c. &c. von J.CHR. GRIEL- &c. 1799. pp. 326; 8vo. On the Be, ING. Erjien Bandes erstes Heft, 1798. pp. lief in Revelation ; in the Form of a fa187 ; 8vo. New practical Materials for miliar Correspondence. The author inPulpit Compositions, extracted from J. vestigates this matter in the form of a faKANT's.philulophical and moral Works; miliar epistolary correspondence between Vol. I. No. I. 'All these materials have Reinfels and Falmer, the latter of whom been known long since, and ably applied propounds the common objections against by many German preachers. We must, revelation, and the belief in it, in a mans however, observe, that most of the themes ner which renders the victory of his anta, are well executed, and that the materials, gonist very easy. contained in this number, may


very Pauli Apostóli Epiftola ad Pbilippenses useful to orators who wish to give variety graece, ex recensione Griesbachiana, nova to their sermons, and to represent the versione Latina et Annotatione perpetua fame ciuchs in different points of view, illuftrata, à M. J. Jo am Ende, 1798.

Pp: 1401

Retrospect of German Literature....Divinity.... Jurisprudence. 571 pp. 140; 8vo. A very useful commen- important work, the character of an able tary

and impartial historian, which he has so Disputatio de Spiritu San&to primis Chrif- deservedly acquired by his well-executed tianis per impofitionem manuum tradito. History of the Order of the Jesuits, a transAuctoritate Academiæ Fredericiana Halen. lation of which, we learn, has repeatedJis Scripfit. Joh. At G.NOEsselt. Three ly, but unsuccessfully, been offered to le. Sheets, 4to. The author being one of the veral of the most eminent booksellers in most venerable veterans among the Ger. London. man theologues, his unbiased and philo Freymnelbige Untersuchung ueber Jefumi fophical enquiry into this subject deserves den Sobr Gottes, von GLYEN. 1798. particular attention.

pp. 184; 8vo. A free Enquiry concerning Vindiciae Propbetarum Ebraicarum et. Jesus, the Son of God. If an intimate Fefu Chrifti, contra Thomam Paine, ejusque acquaintance with the sacred writings of Libelli de vera et fillitia Religione Germa- the Old and New Testament, and with all nicum interpretem, auctore Fr.W.ILAGEN, means of expounding them; if impartia. 1798. pp. 70; 8vo. THOMAS Paine lity of investigation, which flides over no ftill pays some regard to the prophets as difficult passage, seeks not to prejudice the poets, notwithstanding his frivolous and reader for a favourite interpretation, nor 1pleneric attacks on their divine mission; presumes to explode established opinions however, his German translator does not by bold conjectures; if a philosophical think it worth his while to study their and lucid order, if, finally, fearless cand language, and declares their poetry to be dour in ftating the results of imparcial exahighly offenfive to good tafte, calling mination correctly--if all these qualities tiem unpolished barbarians. The author be fufficient to recommend a literary work, of the present excellent pamphlet refutes the present enquiry deserves, undoubtedthese foul calumnies, as offsprings of the ly, an eminent place among those that most unpardonable ignorance, and sup- treat on the doctrines of the Bible. The ports his vindication by a well-executed results of the author's learned investigaand elegant translation of Psalm 8. 19, tions give an entirely new form to the extaand 22 ; to which he subjoins very perti- blished ecclesiastical doctrine concerning nent observations. The second part of this the Son of God, and afford an additional pamphlet contains a vigorous and con- proof of the weakness of our dogmatical vincing defence of Chrift's charaéter theories, which by the greater number of against the fcurrilous infinuations of Mr. our divines are deemed incontrovertible. P. and his translator, which is written in Communionbuch fuer denkende Christen von à manly style, and places those malicious KARL VEILLODTERI, 1799. PP: 2145 attacks in their proper light.

8vo. Communion-book for reflecting Von dem woblibaligen Einfluss des Christians. We do not recoilećt to have Cbristenthums, &c.&c. von G. G. Hermes. seen a communion-book which produces so pp. 42 ; 8vo. Of the salutary Influence much interest for the celebration of the of the Christian Religion on the Morality Lord's Supper, and excites so many pure of its Prof. lors, especially of those of the moral sentiments in the heart of a reflecting three first Centuries. The learned author Christian as the present. It recommends has executed this subject in a manner, for itself particularly by a most interesting which he deserves the thanks of all welle statement of the beneficial tendency of the wilhers to the progress of human happiness. Christian religion, by a most charming

Variæ Leétiones ad Textum Aftorum pi&ture of the moral dignity of its benevca Apoft. Epistolarum Catholicarum et Pauli, lent founder, and a lucid, though noble e codd. Græcis Msc. Bibliotbeca Vaticanæ, and dignified, language. We do not doubt Barberinae, Auguftinianorum Eremitarum but this excellent book of devotion will Roma, Borgianæ Velitris, Neapolitanæ be deemed a most welcome acquisition by Rogie, Laurentinianæ, S. Marci Veneto. all polithed and rational friends of reli. rum, Vindobonenfis Cæsareæ et Havtienfis gion. Regia, collecta et edila, ab ANDREA

JURISPRUDENCE. BIRCH, Tbeol. D. &c. 1798. pp. 254 ;

Grundsätze des Deutschen peinlichen 8vo. A work of great erudition, which Rechts, von C. A. GRUENDLER, &c. &c. contains a great variety of new and valu. 1799. Pp. 242 ; 8vo. Fundamental Prin) able information.

ciples of the German criminal Laws. A Geschicbte der Romisch Catbolischen Kirche, well-executed compenâium, which, how. &c. &c. von PETER WOLFE ; 5 Theile, ever, is distinguished by an immense num1798. History of the Roman-Catholic ber of errors of the press. Church. Mr. Wolf maintains, -in this Repertorium des gesammten positiven




Rechts der Deutscben, &c. &c. Tb. I. pp. Treatment of Diseases. This is a very 360. Th. II. pp. 300. 8vo. A complete valuable medical composition, written in a Repertory of the politive Laws of Ger- popular and simple Ryle, and displaying many, for the Use of practical Jurists. the author's solid erudition and humanity

PAUL. JOH. ANSELM FUERBACH in a very favourable light. Dil. inaug. jurid. de Causis mitigandi ex CHRISTIANI THEOPHILI SELLII LiCapite impeditæ Libertatis, 1798. pp. 30; ber de curandis Hominuni Morbis. Septimum 4to. The learned author exhibits here vernacula editum Latine interpretaus ejl another instance of his philosophical a Curtius Sprengelius, 1738. pp. 20. and cuteness, of which he has already given 626; 8vo. The original work of Dr. such a favourable specimen in his Pbilo. Selle being sufficiently known, we have Jopbico-juridical Inquiry into the Nature of only to observe, that this translation is elethe Crime called High. Treason, mentioned gant, and extremely correct. in our last Retrospect.

Guter Rath an Muetter, &c. &c. von DR. Gedanken eines Deutschen Patrioten, &c. Chr. W. HUFELAND, 1799. pp. 86 ; &c. 1798. pp. 61. Reflexions of a Ger- 8vo. Advice to Mothers, concerning the man Parriot on the Memorial presented by most important Points of the Physical Mr. de BERLEPSCH to the Congress of Education of Children. Dr. HUFERastadt. The anonymous writer of this LAND's credit as an able popular writer pamphlet is a zealous antagonist of the is already too well establithed, to ftand in English nation, and declaims loudly against need of our recommendation in the prethe annexation of the electorate of Hano fent instance; suffice it, therefore, to say, ver to the kingdom of Great Britain. that this little medical pamphlet is written

Veber die Secularisation Deutscher geist- in his usual lucid style. licher Reicblender, &c. &c. von Dr. CH. E. Weisse, 1798. pp. 196; 8vo. On Ueber die betræcblichen Vortbeide welcbe the Secularisation of the Ecclefiaftical alle Nationen des jezzigen Zeitalters aus der States of de German Empire, &c. &c. A Kentniss, &c. &c. der Alten Zieben Kænen, very able discussion of this subject, which von D. TREDEMANN, und D. JENISH, is highly important to Germany.

1798. pp. 322 ; 8vo. On the important

Advantages, which all Nations of the PETRI CAMPERI fummi Medici, Differ- present Age may derive from the Knowtationes decem, quibus ab inluftribus Europe, ledge and an historical Examination of the præcipue Galliæ, Academiis palma adjudi. State of Sciences among the Ancients. catu. Accedunt ejusdem de optima agendi in This subject, which is ably treated by Medicina ratione Liber fingularis, et Diller- professors' F. and J. deferves particular tatio de forcipum indole et aétione. Cum Tae attention in our times. bulis in ære expresis. Vol. I. 1798. pp. Betrachtungen ueber die Kriegskunft, &c. 14. and 162 ; 8vo. Camper's merits are Scc. 1798. pp. 457. Reflexions on the fo generally acknowledged, that it would Military Science, its Progress, Contradic, be fuperfluous to enter into a critical exa- tions, and Certainty. Intelligible also mination of the value of this collection : to Readers not of the Profession, who we therefore shall only point out the sube have some Knowledge of History. These jects of these dissertations. 1. De infan. reflexions are the refult of the studies and tum regimine. 2. De emolumentis et optic experience of a venerable Prussian vetema methodo infitionis variolarum. 3. De ran, and, as such, deserve being perused incommodis ab unguentorum abusu oriundis er with attention. de eorum emendationibus in ulcerum cura. Revolutions- Almaxach, van 1797 ; pp. tione. 4. De theoria et curatione morborum 368 : von 1798; pp. 327: von 1799 ; chronicorum pulmonum. 5. In French: pp. 264. Revolutionary-Almanac. An Sur les influences que l'air, par ses diverses historical collection of anecdotes and facts, qualités, peut avoir dans les maladies chirur- collected with a visible partiality for one gicales, et sur les moyens de le rendre salue party, and displaying a rich vein of ranTaire dans leur traitement. 6. De vera et cour and malice. praecipua caufa morborum, inter pecora et ar Die Zeichen der Zeit, &c. &c. 1798, menta epidemica, seu epizootice, grasantium. pp. 334. The Signs of the Times against Ideen ueber das Lafter der Selbstbefleckung, the Close of the eighteenth Century. &c. &c. 1798.

Helvetische Annalen, 1798. pp. 364; Krankenbuch, &c &c. von COR. A. 40. Helvetic Annals. A highly-intereft. STRUVE. Erster Band, 1798. pp. 470 ; ing periodical work, published by a grande 850. Sick-Book. Of the Preservation of fon of the great Haller. human Life, the Prevention and proper Profaiscbe und Poetiscbe Italianische Blue


The pre:

Retrospect of German Literature....Miscellanies. 573 Menlese von AGOST DE VALENTI, 1799.

VON GERSDORF, and Dr. KNEBEL, i's pp. 286. 8vo. Prosaic, and poetical Italian adapted to the comprehension of even the Florilegium. We have perused this judi- most ignorant people, and contains a great cious collection with pleasure, and can, variety of rules and cautions, extracted without hesitation, recommend it to all from the works of the most eminent phy, friends of Italian literature.

fical writers, and founded on re-iterated Einige worte ueber die Haupt-quelle unferer experience. Sichtæglich vermebrenden ungluecklichen E. Beispeile von allerley Unglueks faellen, ben, &c. &c. von F.G. H. Fielitz, 1798. &c. &c. 1798. Pp. 168 ; 8vo. Instances pp. 94 ; 8vo. A few Words on the daily of various unfortunate Accidents; an In, Encrease of unhappy Marriages ; Recom- Aruction and Warning for young people, mended to the Confideration of Mothers, With an Appendix, containing a Descrip&c. &c. The author, who is a surgeon tion of the most common poisonous Plants, in Prussia, juttly maintains, that many and eight coloured Places. Collections of marriages are unhappy, chiefly because this kind, if made with judgment, may most daughters enter, unprepared, into the produce a great deal of good. conjugal state. This observation occa lent volume promises to be useful in many fioned him to write an instruction for the respects; although the author has nog fair fex in the physical maternal duties. taken as much pains as he could, and He ftrorgly recommends to all good mo- ought have done, to render it as com, thers to acquaint their daughters careful- plete as possible. The appendix is very ly with their future fituation, and points pertinent, and the engravings are correct, out in what manner this can be done mort and well executed. fuccessfully. His treatise is written with Die Kunst Sein Leben der Tugend, &c. great animation, and proves that the au- &c. gemæss Zufuebren, &c. &c. 1799. pp. thor is a most promising young man, who 296. The Art of Living conformably tą discharges his professional duties, not in a the Dictates of Virtue, Wisdom, and mechanical manner, like many of his bre. Propriety. After the Latin Work of thren, but with reflexion, and a truly phi- Mr. Campe. Mr. GRUBER, the author lanthropic fpirit.

of this book, assures us, in the preface, C. FR. Pockel's Versuch einer Cha. that this is not a transation, but an entirea ratteristic des Weiblichen Gescblecbts. Erfter ly new performance, in imitation of Mr. und Zweiter B. 1798. 8vo. pp. 1081. Campe's work, which was published una An Attempt towards a Characteristic of der the title, Compendium Artis vivendi ex the Female Sex; a inoral Pięture of Erasmi Roterodami, Libro de Cvilitate moMankind, of our Times, and of focial rum puerilum, et ex Jo. Lud. Vivis ValentiLife. Although this work has many ni Introductione ad veram Sapientiam cons Atriking defects, yet we cannot deny that cionatum, à Joacb. H. Campio. Mr. G's it also contains a great variety of novel work appears to us to be entirely superfluand useful observations, and is written in ous, particularly as it is difficult to diftinan elegant and polished style. We were guilh whether it be written for children particularly pleased with the chapter on or philosophers. bashfulness; but are forry that the author Archiv der Vorsebung fuer die Mensobera has not treated this important subject with welt, No. I. pp. 97 ; 8vo ; 1798. Armore delicacy.

chives of Providence for Mankind. Col. Sittenlebre in Beispielen fuer Buerger und lected by the Rev. Aug.M. RUNGTUs, and Landleute, &c. &c. von Joh.P. L. SNELL. published by Dr. F.VOLKM REINHARD. 2 Tbeile, 1798. Ethics, in Examples, for . There is a Providence,” says the author Citizens and Country-People. A very in the introduction, “ which is active judicious collection, which recommends every where, and encompaffcs, preserves, itself by the great purity of the moral and rules every thing with infinite power, principles, inculcated in it, and a plain wisdom, and love ; a Supreme Being, and correct language:

without whose consent no bird can drop Anzeige der nolbwendigsten Verhalt. down dead, nor a hair can fall from our ungfregelen bry nahen Gewitiern, &c. &c. head. An extremely important doctrine 1798. pp. 30; 8vo. The most neceffary of religion / which must render the Chris Rules of Conduct on the Approach of Thun- tiao the more serene and content, the der-Storms, and the properest Means of more his faith entitles him to cherish Preservation against the hurtful Effects of cheerful expectation ; which, however, Lightning. For the Use of unexperienced allo cannot be denied by the non-Chrif. People. This small, but highly useful, tian, who is acquainted with history, and pamphlet, the joint production of Mr. has observed men and their fate. We have MONTHLY MAG. XLVII:


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