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quences of facts, can endure the fictitious This may be assigned as one reason, plaints of art, or give them even a mo- why translators have little success to mentary credence.
boast of, in their attempts at rendering Verse, with its rhymes, bespeaks it- the Vicar of Wakefield French ; they self the creature of art and reflection : bave, no doubt, translated the original' on themes such :'s this of Moscow, it word for word: but the English reader can offer nothing so immediately im. would be at a loss to recognize the chapressive, so home to the beart, as the racters, in their Parisian atiire. authorities themselves on which it is Madame Despoarrin has taken up herfounded. It is, therefore, no impeach- residence ainong us, and this, we believe, ment of our former judgment on this is her first effort to render her talents polady's abilities, if we confess that this pular by means of the press. It is certainly poem, however pleasing some of its pas creditable to her pen; and though she sages, has not called our feelings into could not give her language “ la richesse action equally with some others from du luconisme” of the English, her work
It could be, from circum- may be read with pleasure. It might stances, no other than a Gazette in verse; prove an exercise not, without its reward, and such a Gazetic appears to the best to compare the general extension of the advantage in its own native prose. periods of the l'rench language beyond
There are many interesting incidents the English, as shewn in these paragraphs of smaller note to which our turbulent placed opposite each other; in those, and inconsistent times have given birth, which mark character, or contain arguwbich deserve to be recorded by the ment, the difference is striking, while in poet's pen; and we doubt not of having those wbich refer to gallantry or describe additional cause for compliment, would the ladies, the French is the most conMrs. Rolls direct her attention to a cise, the most expressive, and usually judicious choice from among them. the most elegant.
We presume that this lady's purpose Le Ministre de Wakefield, d'Oliver Gold- useful to those young persons who are
will be answered, if her book be found smith, &c.
Goldsmith's Vicar of cultivating an acquaintance with the Wakefield, translated into French, French language, and wish to obtaivan (trith the original English on the op- easy correctness in it: it seems to be posite page,) by Madame Despourrin. sufficiently suitable to such an intention.' 2 vols, 12mo. Leigh, London, 1816. Every nation has its own family like
LITERARY REGISTER. ness : but the English nation varies that likeness into almost as many different Authors, Editors, and Publishers, are particulwly features, or cumbinations of features, as requested to forwurd to the Literary Panorama it comprises individuals. The liberty of
Office, post paid, the titles, prices, and other
puticulus of works in hund, or published, fur our country allows this to a degree not
insertion in this department of the work, common elsewhere ; and it cannot be
WORKS ANNOUNCED FOR PUBLICATION. said, that whoever has seen one Englishman has seen all his nation. It is there
Mr. William Wilkins, architect, will soon fore peculiarly difficult to exhibit to the minds of foreigners, by means of transla. publish in an octavo volume, with plates,
Atheniensia ; or, Remarks on the Buildings tion, those pictures of life and manners, and Topography of Athens. wbieb forin the charm of our best novels.
BIOGRAPHY. In proportion as they succeed in correctness, they become perplexing; and when
The Dictionary of Living Painters, Sculpthey truly speak ihe language of com
tors, Engravers, &c. forming a companion
to the Dictionary of Living Authors, will mon life, and character, they present appear in the course of a few weeks. obstacles, scarcely to be surmounted by Dr. Adams is preparing for the press, Meforeigners, whose acquaintance with the moirs of the Life, Doctrine, and Opinions of originals can be but imperfect.
the late John Hunter, founder of the lun.
terian Muiseum, at the College of Surgeons These valuable documents show the entire in London.
composition of the sculpture in the west Memoirs of Madame 'la Marquise de la front. The celebrity of the Elgin Marbles, Rochejaquelein. Trairslated from the se a considerable number of which are includcond edition printed at Paris. With a Maped in this work, adris great interest to the of La Vendee, will soon appear, io ovo. intrinsic value of these volumes.
The first three volumes of the Antiquities The Fourth Volome of the Antiquiries of of Athens may be had, price 171. 175. The Athens, &c. measured and delineaied hy third volume may be had separate, to comJames Stuart, F.R.S and F.S.A. and NF-plete sets, 61. 13s. These volumes contain cholas Reveti, painters wad architects, edit- ! 281 plates, engraved by the test artists, of ed by Joseph Woods, architect, is now views, architecture, plans, &c. with letterready for delivery by Mr. Taylor, at the Ar- press historical and descriptive, illustrating, chiteccural Library, Holborn. This volume by a research of many years' labour and contains 88 plates, besides 15 vigneures, en- great expense, the purest examples of Gregraved by the best artists, uniformly with | cian architecture, inany of which no longer the preceding volumes ; together with bis- exist, and the traces of them can be found torical and descriptive rccounts of the seve- only in this work. ral subjeets; also a portrait of Mr. Revet, from a picture painted by himself, and egraved in the line manner, by Isarc Taylor, Ancient and Modern History," and other
Mr. Bigland, the author of " Letters on and memoirs of the lives of the authors. excellent and useful books for youth, has just
Messrs. Stuart and Bevett lieing detained perllislied a systern of Geography for the use at Venice, in their way to Athens, maúe an excursion to Perla, pihere they j-assed six of schools, www. a new and perfectly easy
plan, in which the European boundaries are months in measuring the subjects, and in stared as settled by the Peace of Paris, Nomaking the drawings which are now sub member, 1815. Price 23. 6cl. bound. initted to the public, and which fornied a part of their original scheine of publication. The admiration with which these remains of
Dr. Duncan, senior, of Edinburgh, is pre antiquity have always been mentioned, no paring for the press, a new edition of his Oba less than their intrinsic merits, render ié de servations on the distinguisbing Symptoms sirable that they should be offered in com
of Three different Species of Pulmonary plete detail to the public, which has by 1o Consumption, the Catarrhal, the Apostemameans been the case in any of the works in tous, and the Tuberculous. The appendis, which they have bitherto been voriced. The in which he gave some account of an Opiate subjects are an Amphitheatre, the Temple Medicine, prepared from commun garden of Ronie and Augusius, and the Arci of the lettuce, and which he has denominated LacSergii. The sketeb-looks of Messrs Stuart tucarium, will be considerably enlarged, with and Revetr bave furnished several pistes of observations communicated to him by seveourious fragments of ancient architecture ral of his friends who have employed it in and sculpture t und in the Greek Islands, practice. with views of Mount Paroassus and clie
Dr. Adam Dods, of Worcester, has in the Rock of Delphi. The exquisite sculptures press, the Physician's Practical Companion, which adorned the Temple of Ninerva, at arranged in alphabetical dissertations, in an Ather:s, have ever been objects of the high-octavo volume. est admiration, and are now become parti
MINBRALOGY. cularly interesting, from the circunstance of
At press, a System of Mineralogy, by a large portion of them baving arrived in Robert Jameson, Regios Professor of Nathis country. Of these beautiful specimens rural History in the University of Edioof ancient art, there are thirty-four plates, burglı. Second edition, with numerous from drawings by Mr. Pars, representing the plates, illustrative of the various crystallizaentire west trieze * the cell,with some parts tions that occur in the mineral Kingdom. of the nortli and south sides, and several of 3 vols. 8vo. the Metopes of the exterior frieze. These, Also, a Treatise on the Character of Niwith those already published in the second nerals. By R. Jainesun. The second edivolume of this work, exhibit all the sculp- tion, 8vo. lure which remained of the Temple at the
MISCELLANTES. time (1731) Sinart and Revett were at A Genealogical Tree of the Macdonalds Athens. Ainongst these are five plates, or Macdonclis, formerly Lords of the Isles, showing the state of the sculpture in the pe- is now nearly ready for publication. In this dimensio the year 1933, when visited by the work is intended to exhibit the connection Marquis de vomiel, from copies of the ori- of many noble and respectable families with bunal drugs in the King's library, atilarte. licbeir descendants, and to adjust the claims
in the press.
and will appear
of precedence brought forward by their nu. 1
Nobleman, proving a late prime minister to merous brauches.
have been Juoius, and developing the secret The Rev. Mr. Pratt has in the press, a motives which induced him to write under new edition of the late Rev. R." Cecil's that and other signatures: with an Appendix, Works, in three octavo voluines.
containing a celebrated case published by A new edition of Dr. Pinckard's Notes on Almou in 1768. the West Indies, with additional letters, and a plan for the enjancipation of the slaves, is Dr. James Clarke of Cambridge, is about
to publish (by subscription) two sets of The Rev. T. Malthus is preparing a new Songs, Duets, and Glees, with original edition of his Essay on Population, with im- poetry, written expressly for the work, by portant additions and emendations.
Mrs. Joanda Baillie, Walter Scott, William Ad edition of Gray's Works, with some Sinyth, James Hogg, Joha Stewart, Esqrs. variations in the principal poems, from bis and Lord Byron. owo hand-writing, and many letters hitherto unpublished, edited by Mr. Mitford, is in At press, the Antiquary; a novel. By the press.
the author of Waverley and Guy ManA new edition of Mrs. Taylor's Present of nering. 8 vol. 1&mo. a Mistress to a Young Servant, is in the A novel, enoitled, Glenarvon, the propress.
duotion of a lady of high rank, is shortly A new work, by Miss Taylor, author of to appear. " Display,” is in the press, in a few days.
Rev, Messrs. Keyworth and Jones have The Round Table; a collection of Essays, nearly ready for the press, (forming a sinali 2 vols. footscap 8vo. will speedily appear. pocket volume of Hebrew Elements) Prin
Mr. Scoresby has in the press, the History | cipia Hebraica. Price to subscribers, 6s. of East and West Greenland, and the In this work the Hebrew Text of 564 verses, Northern Whale Fishery.
(in which occur all the roots in the psalter) The Remains of James Dusautoy, late of I will be printed with points; the rudical Emanuel College, Cambridge, with an In- letters, and radical sense of each word introduction by Robert Southey, Esq. is pre- dicated; a literal version in English interparing for publication.
lined under the Hebrew; and the learner Mr. William Playfair will soon publish a directed to those rules of a graminar anSupplemental Volume of Political Portraits nexed which account for the various charges in this new.era.
of letters and points. The whole being so The Narrative of a Ten Years' Residence arranger as to suit both the punctist and the at the Court of Tripoly, from the originali antipunctisc. correspondence in the possession of the fit. Mr. Ravizotti's Italian Grammar is remily of the late Richard Tully, Esq. the printing, with considerable improvements. British Consul, is nearly ready for publication. In a few days will be published, price llo
A new volume of poems, entitled Melana new edition, considerably improved, ac
choly Hours, is now in the press, and will companied with a separate volume of plates, appear in course of the present month, the the Art of making Masts, Yards, 'Gatts, production of a young lady. Booms, Blocks, and Oars, as practised in
Mr. Booth, uthor of an Analytical Inthe Royal Navy and Merchant Service. Introduction to the English Language, will this edition the present Method of Doulling
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At press, Tales, in verse. By George an additional plate.
Colman, the younger. Mr. Wm. Nariner has in the press, in two octaro valomes, an Account of the people of The Rev. Harvey Marriott will publish the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific in a few days, a new and corrected edition Ocean.
of a course of Practical Sermons, expressly Mr. Colburn has purchased the Frank- adapted to be read in fanilies. lin manuscripis, and they will immediately
The Rev. Andrew Thompson, of Edinbe brought before the public. They consist burgli, duas nearly ready for publication, of his life written by himself, to a late Lectures, Expository and Practical, on period, and continued to the time of his Select Portions of Scripture, in two octavu death, by his grandson and legatee, William volumes. Temple Franklin, Esq. his private and Mr. Windham, of Glasgow, has in the familiar correspondence, posthumous es press, Unitarianism incapable of Vindica
tion, in reply to the Rev. J. Yates' VindiSpeedily will be published, Letters to a cation of Unitarianism.
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