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and her Dependencies; including a state

METAPHYSICS. ment of the duties, drawbacks, and bounties, Fatalism Exposed, and the Freedom of directed to be paid and allowed. The whole the Will demonstrated. By the Rev. John interspersed with the regulations of the seve- Duncalf. 810. 85, ral trading companies ; proclamations touch

MINERÁLOGY. ing war and peace; orders in council ; trea- A Manual of Mineralogy. By Arthur ties with foreign powers; reports of adjudged Aikin, Sec. to the Geol. Soc. 8vo. 78, cases; and various matters of exclusive offi

MISCELLANEOUS, cial information; brought down to 5th

Substance of a Speech against the proposed April, 1814. Second edition. By Charles alteration of the Corn Laws, intended to have Pope, comptrolling surveyor of the ware. been spoken in the House of Commons, on houses in Bristol, and late of the Custom June 6, 1814, by J. Broarlhurst, esq. 8vo. House, London. 8vo. pp. 869.

pp. 59, It is needless to expatiate on the usefulness of We have perhaps reason to be glad that this onch a compilation as the present, the obvious re luminous tract was not delivered according to the fection excited by the perusal of the very title intention of tile sensible and patriolic aullior; page is one of surprise that, in a great commercial since otherwise we should have had no more of it Lation like this, so gecessary a work should not than a garbled report in the newspapers. In its hare appeared many years ago. To the praise of present substantial form it will stand as a powerindustry, accuracy, and perspicuity. the cditor ful antidote to a mischir vous scheme, if (ver the has an unqualified claim, and no merchant, ship. selfish and crafty advocates of innovation shall Dastes, or any one engaged in mercantile con presume to bring the subject again before the cerds, will do himself justice if he neglects the aid public. ofered by this valuable guide to the custom house. Remarks on the calumnies published in

Treatise on the Law of Evidence. By the Quarterly Review, on the English shipS. M. Phillips, Esq. of the Inner Temple, builders. 8vo. pp. 44. barrister at law. 8vo. 155.

This is in all respects a most important pamphlet, Scheme for rendering Obligations, Con. on a subject of vital intere t to the Britisti einpire ; veyances, and Securities, more plain, simple,

and no one can read the statements and arguments

here advanced without being seriously alarmect for and intelligible, in Scotland. By Anthony

the safety of that bulwark, which has hitherto con. Macmillan. 8vo. 1S.

stituted our temporal strength and national glory. The Trial of Lord Cochrane, the Hon. A.

The Plymouth Literary Magazine, or Cochrane Johnstone, Charles R. de Beren. Devon and Cornwall Scientific Repository. ger, and others, for a conspiracy. Taken in No. I. 8vo. Is. short hand. By W. B. Gurney. 128.

An Original and Accurate Account of what MECHANICS.'

occurred during the Royal Visit to Ports. Practical Essays on Mill-work and other mouth on the 22d June and three subsequent Machinery, Mechanical and Descriptive. days. 8vo, 18. By Robertson Buchanan; civil engineer. 3 Correspondence between the Supreme Govols, gvo. Il. 55.

vernment of Bengal and the Missionaries of A Translation of the Treatise upon Ana. Serampore in 1812 and 1813, relative to lytical Mechanics, which forms the Intro Messrs. Johns and Lawson, which terminated duction to the Mecanique Celeste of La in the expulsion of Mr. Johns from India, Place, with Explanatory Notes and Additions. for having gone thither without leave of the By the Rev. J. Toplis, B. D. Fell. of Queen's Court of Directors. By Wm. Jobns, of the Coll. Cambridge. 8vo. 125

Roy. Coll. of Surgeons, and late acting SurMEDICAL.

geon at Serampore. 1. ed. An Essay on Medical Economy, com- The North Butish Review, No. 3. 45. prising a sketch of the state of the profession A Letter to the Electors of Westminster on in England; and the outlines of a plan cal- the Case of Lord Cochrane, as distinguished culated to give to the medical body in gene from that of his associates. is. ral an increase of usefulness and respectabi- A Second Letter to the Electors of Westlity. Svo. pp. 100.

minster on the nomination of Lord Cochrane The rage for innovation seems to be the leading as a proper person to represent them in Parbeature of the day, and prevails in every class of liament. ls. society. The ingenious author of this essay lag Remarks on the Case of Lord Cochrane. caught the infection most strongly; and having

By a near observer. realized to his imagination many dreadful evils in the state of medical science and practice, he gene.

NOVELS, ROMANCES, &c. Tonsly offers his assistance for their eradication; Pneumance; or the Fairy of the Ninebat we are free to confess that many of his propo. teenth Century. 2 vols. 12mo. pp. 518. sitions are as fanciful as the disorders which they The only fault we have to fod with this very wt intended to reinedy. One of the most objec.

instructive work is, that the characters are too nu

instructive work is, that tu Donable parts of his scheincs of reform is that of a nerous, and brought together in a manner that graduated scale of fces according to the age and

awakens curiosity, which afterwards is disappointed

awakenis cun10911y, w ading of the practitioners, the necessary conse by the want of information concerning their hisquence of which regulation would be to keep in ob tory. This is particularly she case with respect to

I their lives thosc muen, who, by their the heroine of the tale, who breaks upon us in a tary application, have a just clairn to the highest way that excites a lively interest, and at the end honours of their profession.

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rcquainted with her origin, adyep!ures, and con- genius and patriotism of the author. We were pexions,

also very much pleased with the smaller poems in The Velvet Cushion. 8vo. pp. 185.

this collection, particularly with "The Bard's Wel. " Aut tu es Morus, aut nullus," exclaimed Eras. come for his Young Lord," which is equally abi. mus, wlien he first met his old correspondent at mated and pathetic. table, but without knowing his person: and we 'The Lay of the Scottish Fiddle, a Poem, were compelled by an instinctive motion to adopt in five cantos; supposed to be written by the same language, after proceeding only a little W-S-, Esq. First American, from the war in this delightful allegorical tale. Like the fourth Edinburgh edition. 12mo. pp. 222. Splendid Shilling in the Tatler, the old cushion of

The reader need hardly be told that this also is a village pulpit relates its adventures, or rather its

a burlesque poem, the production of a Trans-Atlan. observations on the history of religion from the

tic genius, who has parodied with considerable era of the Reformation to the present time. The

effect tie inanner of the inost celebrated bard of viear and his wife are beautifully drawn; but they

the present day. The performance is intended are not the creatures of fancy, or the ideal beings

also to turn into ridicule three British paral conof romance. We have happily known a couple, in

nianders recently on the American station; and former days, e aclly corresponding with the cha

though we cannot adinit the justice of the satire, Tacters here described ; and, if our conjecture be

or accede to what is advanced in the notes, truth right, the author had the same identical persons

compels us to grant that the author has evinced 10 contemplation when the Velvet Cushion afforded

poetical talents of a superior order, which we a subject tor the record of their virtics, and for

should be glad to see employed to a better pui. giving a most instructive lessun to mankind.

pose. Sarsfield, or Wanderings of Youth, an

The Feast of the Poets, with Notes, and Irish Tale. By John Gamble, Esq. 3 vols.

other Pieces in Verse. By the Editor of the 12mo. pp. 650.

Examiner. 12010. pp. 158. This story is, beyond all question, the con. The principal piece in this small volume is an ception of a very sigorous imagination: the cha.

attrmpt to delineate the characters, and to appre. Tacters are drawn with a masterly band, the

ciate the literary merits of the existing race of sentiments are excellent, and the language is flow,

poets, who appear in rapidsaccession before Apollo, ing and elegant. But, after all, we were greatly

avy seated at a tavern table. As our readers will see shocked at the outrageous violation which is con.

that this idea is far from being new, so they will tinually coinvnitted upon probability, and the dread.

find that the author has not refined upon the ful catastrophe which harrows up our feelings at coarseness and petulance of the worst of his prethe moment when we expect nothing but repose, induces us to adopt the words of Dr. Johnson los

10 " So saying, the god bude his lorses walk for'ard, another Irish novel writer-" I know not that you

t that you And leaving them, took a long dive to the nor'ard."

And leavi have a right, upon moral principles, to make your

make your

Instead of

Instead of being allowed to lash his betters, the readers suffer so much."

writer who can commit to paper such jargon as this The Vain Cottager, or History of Lucy ought to receive the horsewhip. Franklin. 15. 6d.

Napoleon, or the Vanity of Human Wishes. Love and War, a Tale. 2 vols. 125.

Part II. By Eyles Irwin, Esq. M. R. I. A. POETRY.

410. 2s. 6d. Anster Fair, a Poem, in six cantos, with

The Ruined Tower. 8vo. 2s, other Poems. By William Tenant. Second A Sketch from Nature. fc. 8vo. 2s. 6d. edit, 12no.

Russia, or the Crisis of Europe. We feel no hesitation in expressing it as our

Europa Rediviva is. 6d. decided opinion, that Anster Fair is the most hu.

An Ode to the Emperor Alexander. By mourous ppem which has appeared since the days

the Author of “The Orphans, or the Battle of of Butler. It exhibits the bistory of Maggie Lau. der of Anstruther, who being at a loss to choose a

Nevil's Cross," is. The entire proceeds, free husband from a multitude of suitors, is advised by from all expenses, to be applied to the relief no less a persouage than Tommy Puck, the fairy, of the sufferers by war in Germany. to issue a proclamation, setting forth, that on the Ode to Wellington. By the Agihor of the next market-day there will be held four games : preceding. In aid of the same fund. Is. 6d. the first an ass-race, the second in Sack.race, the An Ode on the Arrival of the Potentates third a trial on tbe bagpipes, and the fourth a com

in Oxford; and Judicium Regale, an Ode. 29. petition in story-telling; the victor in all which to be rewarded by the hanit of this celebrated damsel.

Odcs to the Prince Regent, the Emperor

By Robert Scott, or Rob the Ranter, proves the con- of Russia, and the King of Prussia. queror, who at the nuptial feast produces a pepper Robert Southey, Poet Laureat. 4to. 35. od. box. from which issues Dame Puck, while ber Pe

Peace, a Lyric Poem. By Thos. Eastoc partner emerges from the mustard-pot; and with Abbott. 4to. 13. 6d. the history of these famous elves, who had been The Minstrel's Love, a Lyric Romance. cruelly imprisoned by the art of a noted enchanter, the poem concludes. We repeat, that in whimsi.

The Reflexions of Tyranny, or Napoleons cal description, and broad humour, this piece may have its equal, but certainly it has aot been ex.

in Elba. Is. 60. celled by any performance within our recollection.

More Kings. By Peter Pindar. Is. Spain Delivered, and other Poems. By The Modern Parnassus, or the New Art Preston Fitzgerald, Esq. Author of " The of Poetry. fc. 8vo. 35. Spaniard." 12mo, pp. 100.

Laura, or an Anthology of Sonnets ane! The principal piece in this little voluine is a spi. Elegiac Quatuor zains, English, Italian, Spa. rited performance, and dors great credit to the nish, Portuguese, French, and German, oris 1814.]

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ginal and translated. By Capel Lofft. 5 vols. a little paltry popularity by the sacrifice of their fc. 8vo. 11. 103,

principles. Of this class is the venerable author of Peace, a Pindarick Ode of Triumph. By

the present pamphlet, who has come forward with

a zeal becoming his sacred calling and high chaJohn Halcomb, jun. Esq. 15. Od.

racter, to enter his protest against countenanciog Minstrel Stolen Moments, or Shreds of

by law public professions of impiety. The bishop Fincy $90. 95.

defends in a proper manner that part of the act of Childe Alarique, a Poet's Reverie ; Wal- toleration which, bcrore

toleration which, bctore the late concession in lace, a Fragment; Varia, the Exile, and favour of Unitarians, as they are called, contiaed other Poems. By R. P. Gillies, Esq. 8vo. the appropriation of offices of trust to the professed ins. 6d.

friends of the national religiou; and his lordship Cona, or the Vale of Clwyd, and other

shew clearly, this the late repeal of the laws

against blasphony is likely to have effects on the Poems. 12mo. 75. 60.

public miad very injurious to Christianity, to the POLITICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY. State, and to the Established Church. Thoughts on Peace in the present Situa

The Family Instructor, or a Regular uon of the Country with respect to its Fic Course of Scriptural Readings; with Famibances and Circulating Medium. 8vo. 6s. liar Explanations and Practical Improvements,

The Rights of War and Peace, including adapted to the purpose of Domestic and Prithe Law of Nature and Nations. From the

vate Edification for every Day of the Year. Latin of Grotius, with notes and illustra

By John Watkins, LL.D. 3 vols. 12mo. tions. By the Rev. A. C. Campbell, A.M.

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Sacred oracles. Small as the bulk of the Bible comof the Queen Consort of England. 25. od.

paratively is, it is trade up of a great variety of The Importance of Religious Establish

subjects; some parts being historical, and others ments to the Interests of Civil Society, and poetic; some legal, and others predictive. To the necessity of Test Laws for their preser many readers the mystic institutions of the Jewish vation. ls.

theocracy must be inintelligible, and the sublimest The Reduction of the Forces considered.

descriptions of the prophets barsh and obscure. By Capt. Fairman.

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In the work before us the author has judiciously ton, on the Corn Bill. By Wm. Cobbett, applied that unerring interpreter to the explanation Esy is,

of the itispired writings; and by uniting the law Substance of the Speech of Jos. Hume, and the gospel for faith and practice, he has proEsq. at the East India House, May 9, against vided a coinmentary on the volume of immortality: the Grant of a Pension to Lord Melville. without perplexing the mind by controversial rea. with an Appendix, containing the Letter of soning, or diawing it off by critical disquisition. the Earl of Buckinghamshire, and other do

A Form and Prayer and Thanksgiving for cuments.

July 7, 1814, being the Day appointed for a Observations on the late Treaty of Peace,

Gencral Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for So far as it relates to the Slave Trade. 6.

putting an end to the long, extended, and A Few Remarks on Passing Events. 1s.

bloody Warfare against France and her AlSubstance of the Speech of Geo. Holford,

lies. 4d. Eq. on the motion made by him in the

Sermon preached at St. Mary's Gateshead, House of Commons, June 14, 1814, for

May 8. By the Rev. John Headlam, A.M. leave to bring in a Bill for the better Manage

8VO. 65: ment of the Prisons of London. ls.

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Walsall, June 1. By J. C.Woodhouse, DD. delivered in the Catholic Board, Dec. 8, 1813.

8vo. 1s, od. By Sir Rich. Musgrave, Bart.

Hints to the Clergy of the Established

Church, on the relaxed State of EcclesiastiRELIGION. A Brief Memorial on the Repeal of so

cal Discipline, especially in two of our prinmuch of the Statute of 9 & 10 Will. III. as

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mon. By the Rev. Rob. B. Downing, LL, B. the Religious Institutions of their Ancestors.

Rector of Quainton, Bucks, and Curate of To which is prefixed, A Demonstration of

Nonington, Kent. is. the Three Great Truths of Christianity; to

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Dramatic Register-Drury-Lane.

(Aug. 1, Rector of West Rasen and Wadingham, These are the letters of a lady who visitrd te Lincoln, and late Fellow and Tutor of St. French capital at the precise time when the reJohn's Coll. Cambridge.

stored monarch entered the seat of his ancestors,

of which interesting scene she gives a touching re. The first report of the Oxford and Oxford

lation. It is indeed but justice to say, that we shire Auxiliary Bibie Society, with the Pro

have been highly entertained by the perusal of ceedings of the Anniversary Meeting, June this little roluine, which is written in a lively 16, 1814.

Style, and contains much information on the state The Trial of Antichrist, otherwise the of thotunhappy country. Man of Sin, for High Treason against the A Voyage to the Isle of Elba, with NoSon of God. 35 4d.

tices of the other Islands in the 'Tyrrhenian Creed Philosophic, or !mmortality of the Sea. Translated fro: the French of Arsenie Soul. By Nath. Couke, Esq. 4to 8s. 6d. Thiébaut de Berneaud, Emeritus, Secretary of

A General Account of the Society for the Class of Literature, History, and AntiPromoting Christian Knowledge. 25. 6d. quities, of the Italian Academy, &c. By VOYAGES AD TRAVELS.

William Jerdan. 8vo. pp. 183.

This is a very accurate survey of a spot which, Letters from a Lady to her Sister during a at the present moment, attracts general attention; Tour to Paris, in the Months of April and and at a future period will, most probably, occupy May, 1914. 12mo. pp. 170.

a consideranle place in the history of Europe.

DRAMATIC REGISTER. DURING the season which has just interesting for a work of that kind, and closed, our regular theatres have not it exbibited a sufficient variety of incibeen conspicuous for the number or the dent to keep the attention alive. If the importance of the novelties which they dialogue has no great merit, che scenes have produced: indeed, it we except are in general pretty, and the last, exhithe appearance of Mr. Kean at the one, þiting the conflagration not only of the and the return of Mr. Kemble to the woodman's but, but of a whole forest, is other, as noticed in our early numbers, extremely well managed. This piece has there is little that requires particular been frequently repeated... notice besides a few new pieces, mostly April 26, i new interlude, entitled of very humble pretensions. Our readers Intrigue', by Mr. Poole, author of Hamwill theretore, we trust, the more rea- let Truvestic, was well received. The dily excuse any arrears into which we piece consists of only one incident:have fallen, from peculiar circumstances, Two London bucks, on an excursion to in this department of our work, but Bath, arrive at an inn kept by a man which we shall in future use our best who had formerly been servant to one endeavours 10 prevent.

of them, but who, having married the DRURY-LANE. Among the oratorios daughter of the former possessor, has performed as usual during Lent, was succeeded him in the business. They one, new in this country, called the both take a fancy to his wife, not knowMount of Olives, the production of ing that she is married; each lays a waBeethoven, the celebrated German com- ger that be will run away with her, and poser. It is a work which deserves to endeavours to bribe the husband to assist be placed on a level with the best works him. The latter is made stake-holder; of any living master. The music is ori- and the landlady pretending to favour ginal, bold, expressive, full of variety each, agrees to elope with boih disguised and inovement, --partaking of the Ger- in a horseman's coat. Tbis plan she man school by the harmony of the sym- communicates to her husband; he perphony, and of the Italian by the melody sonates bis wife; and her disappointed of the airs. On this occasion a younger admirers, to prevent the publication of sister of Madame Catalani made her the circumstance, make a present of the first public appearance: her voice, though stakes to the landlord. The piece was fine and delicate, is not of the superior well acted; and Knight, as the jealous order; and indeed, such was the evident husband, was particularly diverting , timidity which she felt, that no proper May 5, Mr. Kean presented linsel judgment could be formed of her powers to the public in the part of Othello. In from this first essay.

the first scenes be was rather tame; but April 12, one of those fashionable where the author himself rises, and the modern compositions called melo-drames, jealousy of Othello is awakened, there was brought out under the title of The Mr. Kean displayed a degree of excel Woodman's Hut. The story is not un, lence equal to that of any of his precedy

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ing characters. The very harshness of extravagant but feeling young man, is in his roice gare throughout a strong cha. Tore with Barbara, (Irs. Jordan,) a rich Tacker to the wild passion of the Noor, heiress, whose guardian, a London

On the 7th, Mr. Kean performed the merchant, designs her as wife for his very opposite part of lago. The step-son. The latter discovering her inatahiv displayed by the late Mr. Cooke clination for his rival, endeavours tu in bis delineation of this character, can have him arrested; but the debt is disnot be forgotten by those who have wit- charged by his uncle, who, after inany nessed it. Notbing could be finer than reports to the prejudice of his nephew, the subtlety with which he made his first is satisfied of the integrity of bis conapproaches to Othello,-nothing more duct, and the piece ends in his marriage highly finished than his hypocritical as- with Barbara, sumption of honesty; yet, great as were Those wbo are acquainted with Mr. bis powers in those scenes, they were, in Kenny's foriner productions, must be our opinion, fully equalled both in fide aware that from the mere outline of his lity of conception and vigour of execu- plot, a very slender idea can be formed tion, by the performance of Mr. Kean, of the peculiar merits which characterize whose inauner, as we have already ob- bis pieces. They do not consist in orie Served, is strikingly similar to that of ginality, character, nor even in placing 3r. Coole. In short, throughout the what is already upon the stage in a more performance he identified himself with bold or prominent point of view, but in the character:-a finer piece of cunning a happy mode of combining incidents, and hypocrisy could not be imagined always fancitul, and not unfrequently

The Othello of Mr. Sowerby, whose ludicrous, which rarely fails to excite performance abounds in those charac- the laughter of the audience. This, we teristics which in a barn are calculated may be told, is better adapted to the to strike the wondering rustics, called province of farce than to that of legitiforth the decided disapprobation of the mate comedy, and we will not dispute adence.

the truth of the remark; but it is cerThe public sense entertained of Mr. tainly preferable to those weary, stale, beas's merits was strikingly evinced at flat, and unprofitable lectures contained has bencht on the 25th May; it produced in our modern sentimental comedies, upwards of 2,000l., which is more than which neither improve our morals, nor double what the capacity of the house enliven our spirits; but if they find us can yield at the ordinary prices. The dull in the beginning, are sure to increase play of Riches (an alteration of Massin- our distemper as they proceed. In these ger's City Madain) was of course very observations on Mr. Kenni's peculiar appropriately chosen by him for the oc- merit, we would not be understood to casion.

insinuate that he has not abilities, if he In the above, and several less promi- pleased to cultivate them, of a inore nent characters, Mr. Kean continued loily kind. This, indeed, is fully evinced doring the remainder of the season to be in ihe present piece, the dialogue of the principal attraction at this house, which is in general neat and pointed, which finally closed on the 16th of July. and the sentiment unaffecied. Its object

COVENT-GARDEN.-On the re-opening is to point out some of the most glaring of this theatre afier the holidays, on the vices of fashionable life; and the author 11th of April, a new after-piece was has certainly displayed, in a very forciproduced nnder the title of Sadak and ble manner, the meanvess of contractKalasride, or the Waters of Oblivion. ing debts without the ability to discharge Of this drama, founded on one of the them,--the sutamy of scducing those who Tales of the Genii, it will be suficient claim our protection,-and the gross to remark, that its merit consisted ev- foily of squandering estates in the entirely in the excellence of the scenery, couragement of pugilism. The piece the ingenuity of the machinery, and the was well supported by the performers, splendour of the dresses and decora- and warmly received. tions, which obtained for it a very fa- May 18, Mr. Kemble, after a short vourable reception.

retirement, appeared in the character of Ou the 20th of the same month, Coriolanus, and his talents never shone Debtor and Creditor, a new comedy, more resplendent. Applause followed from the pen of Ur. lienpy, was per- him throughout, but was particularly forced. The plot is very simple :- The enthusiastic in the concluding scene. Debtor, (personated by Mr. Jones,) an To the no small regret of the public, it

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