petency of the present Administration to meet the extraordinary exigency of affairs may be questioned; but of their sincerity ia wishing to meeť it by any means short of crippling their patronage, there is no reason to doubt. Opposition, then, if it be honest opposition, ought to be directed against measures and principles, not against the men, who are but the creatures, the representatives, and the agents of a system of politics, which neither originated with them, nor will die with them, and which greater talents would only render more formidable, to the welfare of the country.

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Art. X. 1. A Treatise on the Art of Brewing, exhibiting the London

Practice of Brewing Porter, Brown Stout, Ale, Table Beer, and various other Kinds of Malt Liquors. By Frederick Accum. Plates: 12mo. pp.

• 124. Price 9s. London. 1820. 2. A Treatise on the Art of making Wine from native Fruits ; exbi.

biting the Chemical Principles on which the Art of Wine-making depends : the Fruits best adapted for home-made Wines, and the Method of preparing them. By Frederic Accum. 12mo, pp. 92. Price 3s.

London.. - 1820., 3. A practical Treatise to render the Art of Brewing more easy. By

E. N. Hayman. 12mo, pp. 117. London. 1819. MR.

R. ACCUM, in compiling bis Treatise on Wines, has been

much indebted to Dr. Macculloch's valuable - Remarks on the Art of making Wine"; a work by no means superseded by the present manual.

Mr. A;'s Treatise on Brewing must be allowed to be comprehensive, and, to the Trade, will be, we doubt not, sufficiently intelligible, having enough of scientific principle to give certainty to the different processes, and containing some highly useful Tables. The chief fault of the work is, that its directions are somewhat too complicated, and relate to a scale of proceeding too large, to be readily understood and advantageously adopted by unscientific persons in their domestic operations. We tran: scribe the Author's short historical Introduction.

• The art of preparing vinous liquors from nutritive farinaceous seeds, previously subjected to the process of germination, or malting, appears io have been known and practised in very remote ages, among those people who lived in countries that are not adapted for the culture of the grape.

• The ancient Greek writers gave the name of barley wine to malt liquors. The invention of brewing is ascribed to the Egyptians; from whence it seems to have passed to those western nations which were sete tled by the colonies that migrated from the east. The town of Pelusium, situated on one of the mouths of the Nile, was particularly celebrated fur Vol. XVII. N. S.

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its manufacture of malt liquors. Herodotus attributes the discovery of the art of brewing to Isis, the wife of Osiris.

“Galen, who lived at Rome, and Aourished in the reign of Antoninus Pius, and Dioscorides, the favourite of Mark Antony, were neither of them strangers to ale.

Tacitus informs us, that beer was known in very remote ages among the northern nations, and that this liquor was the favourite drink of the Anglo-Saxons, and Danes, as it had been of their ancestors, the Germans. Before their conversion to Christianity, they believed that drinking large and frequent draughts of fermented malt liquors was one of the chief felicities which those heroes enjoyed, which were admitted into the hall of Odin.

• After the introduction of agriculture into this country, malt liquors were substituted for mead, and became the most general drink of all the ancient Britons; buth ale and beer is (are) mentioned in the laws of Ina, king of Wessex.

Among the different kinds of drinks provided for a royal banquet in the reign of Edward the Confessor, ale is, particularly specified. In Scotland and Wales they had at that time two kinds of ale, called common ale, and aromatic ale, both of which were considered as articles of great luxury among the Welsh. Wine, it appears, was then unknown even to the king of Wales.

• Buchan, in his history of Scotland, mentions the use of malt liquor at a very early period, and calls it vinum er frugibus corruptis.

* The heroic, but ill-fated, Mungo Park, found the art of brewing beer among the negroes in the interior parts of Africa. They prepare the seed of the Holcus Spicatus nearly in the same manner as we do barley, and he says that their beer was, to his taste, equal to the best strong malt liquor he had ever tasted in his native country.

• All the ancient malt liquors, however, seem to have been made entirely of barley, or some other farinaceous grain, and therefore were not generally calculated for long keeping, as this quality depends considerably, though not entirely, on the bitter principle of the hops with which the liquor is impregnated. The use of this plant in the art of brewing is of modern date.

Mr. Hayman's is a useful little volume, with calculations, tables, and an appendix strongly recommending the mixture of a proportion of upmalted barley with the regularly prepared Malt.


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