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*He ceased. With languid look the traveller glanced
The distant point from whence he first advanced ;,
Now far behind him, dwindling in his sight,
With swiftest pinion Time pursued his flight ;
He with the western sun declining fast,
The outward circle of the horizon past,

No more like him the eastern hill to climb"; , 290 Death is to man the eternal night of Time.

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- NOTES. That truant garter, she adorned with stars Line 182. The order of the garter was instituted by Edward III, in the year 1350. Many events, which belong to remote periods of English history, are involved in, obscurity. Its' brigin has been attributed to an accident, which is related to have happened to the countess of Salisbury, the mistress of Edward. Perhaps other conjectures are more plausible, and have nearer affinity to truth ; but, all the world knows, truth better suits the purpose of the historian than the poet.

Charles I, afterwards added the star to the insignia of the order. I
..!!! Võracious harpies, they the food defile.-L. 193.
They are described in the third book of the Æneid :

Tristius haud wlis monfrum, nec fævior ulla
1 . Pestis, & via Deum Stygiis sese extulit undis
Virginci volucrum vultus

uncæque manus & pallida semper
i?Ora fame.
Harpia, & magnis quatiunt clangoribus alas

. IT
Diripiuntque dapes, contactuque omnia fadant
Immundo: tum vox tetrum dira inter odorem.

Rursum in secessu longo, sub rupe cavata
i Arboribus clausi circum atque horrentibus umbria,

Instruimus mensas, arisque reponimus ignem.
Rursum ex diverso cæli, cæcisquc latebris,

Turba sonans prædam pedibus circumvolat uncis, 1913"},{'ll
'Polluit ora da pes :

wani ni ivi
invadunt socii & nova prælia tentant
Obscænas pelagi ferto fædare volucres
Sed neque vim plumis ullam, nec vulnera tergo

h pred Accipient, If this were not narrative, the nefarious practices of an unprincipled attorney could not be more faithfully delineated in allegorical representation. We in stantly know the griping talons, the pale famished visage, the noisy nonsense, “magnis clangoribus alas." We see him impertinently intrude into the recesses of domestick retirement, an unwelcome guest both at the table and the altar. If his conduct provoke indignation, he neither feels, nor regards in character or person, disgrace or chastisement. Sevilla neque vim plumis ullam, nec vulnera tergo .. !

" Accipiunt.” 1.1W (le)! 11 19 od 9Have these the senatorial robe disgraced ?—L. 202.

In ancient Rome, eloquence was principally confined to the senate and the fo. rum, Having described characters who disgrace the bar, we proceed to mark others engaged in political pursuits. The term, senatorial, is here opposed to the term, forensick, and is not intended for a particular body, but for all who dishonour the legislative station, whether at present in publick or private life. By ill. nature more than ignorance it may be invidiously misapplied.

91.1 ! topi i Swift flies the vagrant arrow from the string.-L. 253. Experience may not be so happy in this allusion to the sacred writings as to be readily understood. Chronicles, b. II. chap. xviii. “And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king between the joints of the harness," &c. He intends to illustrate his preceding remarks....He aims at the whole flock, he does not select a particular bird. Yet small and great being equally exposed, it may happen that one of the leaders may be casually wounded by his arrow.

. SEPTEMBER, 1806.

Librum tuum legi & quam diligentissime potui annotavi, aux commutanda. que eximende

bitrarer. Nam ego dicere verum assuevi. Neque ulli" patientius reprehenduntur, quam qui naxime laudari merentur. -Pliny.

ARTICLE 38. ****

Adam in Biography is another - .0c 14" Concluded from page 428 example of numerous and unwarya I Part of The Meat Cuco rantable deviations from the origi, o pedia, or Universal Dictionary of

nal work ; and none of these alte+' Arts and Sciences. By Abraham

rations, though among the most Rees. First America, edition,

important in the volume, are de." 400. Philadelphia.

* signated by any mark. It should

be observed also, that the concludWe now proceed to expose other ing sentence of a paragraph in the important alterations, which the original article rendered it neces. American editors have not thought sary to make a reference to the proper particularly to indicate to articles, Fall of Man and ORItheir readers.

GINAL SIN. That sentence is The article ACCOMMODATION struck out of the American edition, in Theology in the English edition and with it the reference, and a consists of about four columns and new sentence of a very different a half, in which compass much import is substituted by the Amecurious and interesting learning is rican editors ; from which it is to introduced from several eminent be presumed that those two imporwriters. In the American edition tant articles are to be wholly omitall this is reduced to a very mea- ted. This has proceeded, ungre. half-column, or about one doubtedly, from the same motives ninth part of the original. Two with the suppression of the referwhole pages are thus 'struck out, ence in the other instance we menand the reader is not informed of tioned. We leave the liberal." it! But this is not all. A refer- minded reader to determine what ence, which Dr. Rees makes to a- name such conduct deserves. nother part of the work, the arti- We forbear extending our recle QUOTATION, where the subject marks upon other articles in which would doubtless be resumed, is al- similar mutilations have been so suppressed. Are we to under- made, but we think some of our stand by this, that the American readers will feel obliged to us, if *** editors intend to suppress the we point out such as we have diswhole article, to which this refer- covered, and leave the comparison ence is made ? If such is to be of them with the original to the the management in the succeeding leisure of individuals. And here volumes, the publick, we trust, we would observe, that it is not will manifest that indignation, merely in articles of magnitude which is due to conduct worthy of that such reprehensible mutilations the darkest ages of monkish cun- are made ; the same spirit may be. ning.

traced from the largest to the

smallest articles of a particular volume will be, upon the different kind, throughout the volume manner in which the different class

The following are the principal es of articles are republished. He mutilations, in addition to the pre- cannot but observe the scrupulous ceding, which we have discovered. care, with which insignificant

ABSURDITY--A small part of American additions or alterations this article is struck out.

in the scientifick articles are distin· ACTUAL SIN—This article has guished by brackets ; while the suffered a small and not important theological articles, and such as are retrenchment.

connected with them, in which the ADOPTION in Theology is shame- most important changes have been fully mutilated, and an addition made, are mutilated without such is made near the end of it, which notice to the reader. ought to have been distinguished Why this difference? If the as an American alteration. American editors do not agree

ADORATION absolute-A part with Dr. Rees in religious sentiof this little article has been ments; if they believe his opinions lopped off.

to be such as the Scriptures do AERIANS_This article is also not warrant, let them openly con-. considerably mutilated ; and of fute him ; but let them allow him the next,

to be heard as well as themselves, AETIUS, we can say something and above all let them not stigmamore ; for here the learned Ame- tize themselves by undertaking to rican editors, who “ correct" and pass off their own sentiments as 6 revise" this edition, have, by ex. those of that learned divine or his punging one of Rees' references associates. And we have the to Gibbon's History, while they greater right to demand of the detain the other, fallen into the American publisher (from his own amusing absurdity of referring to prospectus) that a fair hearing that author with a ubi supra, when should be given to all denominathey have not mentioned his His- lions of persons, especially upon tory before in the whole article ! theological questions ; for in the

Arxix in Grammar has several United States religious sects are trifling alterations, which we leave more various, and religious liberty the Hebrew scholar to estimate, is supposed to be enjoyed in a and we finish our list with

greater degree, than in almost any AGNOËTAE, where there is a sup- other place on the globe ; and the pression, which most readers would American publisher of the Cyclothink of importance.

pædia, among other recommendaThese are the principal variations of his edition, informs his tions of magnitude which we subscribers that it is to be “ adapthave noted in our copy of the Cy- ed to this country ;" from which clopædia ; but, as we have not general recommendation, he suregone through every article with ly could never mean to except the equal attention, it is highly proba- theological part of the publication: ble that many have escaped us. -the very part which in this

- We shall close this part of our country should be the least tainted Review with a few general re- with prejudice. marks. One of the first reflec- We shall now point out some of tions, which the reader will make the principal additions and im when he arrives at the end of this provements in this edition.

· After half a dozen trilling arti- arrangement of the whole' article cles of geography (taken from does not appear to be more per Dictionaries and Gazetteers that spicuous than that of the English are in every body's hands) which edition, which has been deservedly. are wholly unworthy of a place in censured. this work, unless it is to contain a AFRICA has large and important complete system of Geography, we additions made to it from the tracome to the life of Sir Ralph vels of Mr. Browne and Mr. Horne ABERCROMBY, which is a consi- man: This, - we believe, will be derable article, but appears to be thought the most valuable of the taken almost verbatim from a has- American additions. ty English publication of little au- Such are the principal improvethority, entitled “ Public Charac- ments we have remarked in this ters." As a variation from Dr. portion of the work.', Rees' edition, it ought to have We observed in the beginning been designated, and the authori- of our review, that Mr. Bradford ty cited, as is generally done in bad resolved not to content himhis biographical articles.

self with giving to his countrymen The article ABORTION has a mere copy of Dr. Rees' Cyclobeen somewhat enlarged.

pedia, but promised amendmenta * ABSORBENTS is considerably and additions. We presumed from augmented, and the additional this, that he had engaged a literary matter is very properly put in and scientifick characters," who brackets. Whether the article is would faithfully perform this task ; improved, we leave to the decision of but, without calling in question gentlemen of the faculty; for when their competency, we are sorry to doctors disagree, Reviewers should find they have been so negligent as not be obliged to decide. We to suffer many errours of the Enge cannot, however, commend the lish edition to be copied into theirs national vanity, displayed in these in the most servile manner. additions ; still less do we approve T hey tell us, after Dr. Rees, ung of the contemptuous insinuation der the article ABGARUS, that the: against almost all the medical cha- authenticity of that prince's corracters in England, who seem to respondence with our Saviour, has be charged with adopting the theo- been admitted by archbishop Wake, ry of cutaneous absorption merely although the contrary is the fact, from prejudice, because “ they and the mistake has been pointed were no doubt natives of England," out in an English review of this and were “ bred up in the firm work.* belief of it.”* ,

Under the article Abo, a town The article ACADEMIES has al. of Sweden, Dr. Rees mentions a so several useful additions ; but the seminary of learning as an “ acad

emy," which should have been cal* Since writing the above, we have led a university, according to the seen and perused the Pennsylvania Inaugural Dissertations referred to in this

definition given by the author, uno article, and, whatever the fact may be der the article Academy in the respecting the absorption of ail of tur- same volume. It is a little extra. pentine and camphor by the skin, we ordinary the American editors are far from thinking that the experi. should not have taken notice of its ments there related satisfactorily establish the fact, that mercury is not ab. sorbed by or through the skin.

*See Brit. Critick, vol. xxvi. p. 238." when it has been called a university work ; but the remark above quotin Guthrie's geography for many ed is certainly incorrect. years past. The royal high court of ; Act of Faith, or auto da -We judicature, at this place, is said by are here informed in what we take Dr. Rees to be the only one in Fin- to be ap extract from Dr. Geddes' land, which is not true. During Tracts) of the manner of burning the reign of Gustavus III, a similar hereticks, as practised by the Inroyal high court of justice was es- quisition ; and in the course of the tablished at Wasa, for the northern narrative it is said, that “a scaffold district of Finland ; that at Abo is erected in the Terreiro de Paco being for the southern district. (Terreiro do Paço) big enough for • ACADEMY French Mention is two or three thousand people," &c. here made of this body as now in As this paragraph here stands, it existence under this name ; and does not appear where, or what, it is observed that they meet in the the Terreiro do Paço is, and the Louvre, in an apartment "now cal uninformed reader would be likely led lAcademie Françoise ;and to conclude that it is an appropriate that « at breaking up, forty silver place, in all Roman Catholic CONmedals are distributed among tries, for burning hereticks; wherethem, having on one side the king as the fact is, and we presume it of France's head, and on the reverse so appears in the Tracts here quotprotecteur de l'Academie," &c. ! ! ed, that the Terreiro do Paço is a This is surely an oversight, but it publick square in Lisbon; and, we is an oversight that will amuse, presume, Dr. Geddes is here derather than offend, the reader; one' scribing the ceremony of burning, would imagine, however, that the as practised in Lisbon, and not in incorrectness of the article, as ap- Roman Catholic countries in gen plied to the present time, must eral. It would have been proper, have been observed by the Ameri- also, for the information of the can editors, when -at the distance younger class of readers, to have of only two or three pages from it, added to Dr. Gi's account, that this a reference is made to the [Na- horrible ceremony has not been tional] INSTITUTE, of which, we witnessed in Lisbon, nor, we bebelieve, the old Academy spoken of lieve, in any other Catholic counin this article, or rather individual try, for many years.' members of it, now form one of Acosta, Joseph-We are here the Classes.

informed, that Acosta wrote a ; At the close of the article “ Ac. Naturall and Morall History of the Cent, in Grammar,is this obser- West-Indies, and that it was first vation that “as minutely as the printed in Spanish, in 1591, and in accents of words have been studied, French, in 1600. As this is one of those of sentences seem to have been the most interesting of the early utterly overlooked.” We were works upon America, the American surprised at this remark, and es- editors might have added, that it pecially to find nothing here said was also printed in English, with of the labours of Walker, who has additions, London, 1604. certainly investigated this very sub- . ADOLPHUS, Frederick king of ject (if we apprehend the force of Sweden, succeeded to the governthe remark) with great success. ment in 1751, but was not the son This is, upon the whole, an admir- of his predecessor Frederick, who able article one of the best in the had no children by his Queen Ul

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