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Art. 20. An easy Introduction to the Knowledge of Nature, and

reading the Holy Scriptures. Adapted to the Capacities of Children. 8vo. 3 s. sewed. Dodsley, &c. 178o. We rejoice in every opportunity of paying our respects to the Ladies; and indeed literature has, of late, been much indebted to them. By the Dedication to Lady Charlotte Finch (which is sensible, modest, and polite) we find, that this is the production of a female pen; and in our opinion it does great honour to the Author ". In the Preface, page 1 1, she says, “I cannot pass over this oppor

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Children from two to three or four Years old, written by Mrs. Barbauld,

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to read, of any I ever met with, being wrote in a style of familiar

conversation, and free from all formality. I have endeavoured to :

adopt a fimilar mode of expression, and to build upon the groundwork which the ingenious author has laid for the education of children.’ Our Author farther adds, “Perhaps it will be thought, that I have deviated from my plan of simplicity and ease in the latter part of this work, but I have here taken for my guide the Archbishop of Cambray's instructions for the education of a daughter, and, indeed, copied him in some places, respecting the distinction between the soul and the body.” Upon the whole, we think the Author entitled to the thanks of all parents, and would advise every mother to put

this pleasing performance into the hands of her children, for the

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French. 8vo. 2 Vols. 12 s. Cadell. 1779.

The ample account we gave of the original publication of thes Memoirs f, leaves very little to be added on their appearance in an English dress; excepting to remark their having remained for an unusual number of years in bad hands, until their contents became too stale for any historical purpose, but that of uniting with some late publications evidently managed to discredit the Revolution, and

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to defame the charaćters of King William III. and the principal aćtors in that happy event. At Rome, they carry on profitable manufactures of relics and antiques ; and secret anecdotes purporting to be derived from the cabinets of the natural and interested enemies of our country and constitution, conveyed to us from time to time, through questionable hands,—are not now to put us out of conceit with the securities provided for aus by our forefathers against the imminent evils that then hung over their heads; nor to put us into conceit with the principles of those whose gloomy tyranny we so happily escaped. Peace be to their memories on both fides; we are satisfied: every

generation finds political evils enough to engage their attention,

without recurring a century back; and out of the frying pan into the fire, has ever been deemed a fatal leap. In a note to the Advertisement, we are informed that “the original Editor of these Memoirs is said to be Mr Hooke, a Dočtor of the Sorbonne, and son of the gentleman of that name who wrote the Roman History:” and as Mr. Macpherson and Sir John Dalrymple have made liberal use of Jacobitical authorities in French cabinets; so the compliment is returned by the Popish Dočtor of the Sorbonne, who reflects the authorities of these colle&ors back on suitable parts af the Duke of Berwick's Memoirs: thus is the old adage illustrated -manus manum fricat. The duke of Berwick appears, under his education, and suitable to his attachments, from his own writing. to have been an able honest man; without attending to the colouring of Montesquieu's panegyric: French panegyrics are to be confidered in the same point of view with monumental inscriptions; which display the qualifications of their writers with more truth than those of the subječ. As the Duke of Berwick passed the most active part of his life in camps, and was frequently called abruptly from service in one place to engage in another, the chief part of his Memoirs confists of military details: and as these are rather relations of his own particular share in the respective campaigns he made, than histories of the motives and operations of the wars at large, the Reader will find them proportionably desultory and confined in their obješls. In the charaēters and opinions interspersed, candour requires some allowance for his prejudices of education. When we add, that the translation appears to be faithfully executed, and that it reads free and easy, we imagine that nothing farther will be required fiom us, in relation to the Duke of Berwick’s Memoirs. Art. 22. . Direáions for breeding Game Cocks: With the Methods of treating them from the Time they are hatched, till fit to fight. Including Instrućtions for the Choice of a Cock and Hens to breed from ; Place to breed at ; and Remarks worthy Observation previous to fighting a Match; Articles for a Cock Match; Key to a Match Bill; Rules and Orders in Cocking, abided by at the Cockpit Royal, Westminster, &c. with Calculations for betting, being the Result of many Years Experience. 12mo. 1 s. 6d. Macgowan. 178o. Little did we expest at this time of day, to have seen a diversion /cientifically treated, which is now, for the most part, confined to the

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Art. 25. The Regal Table : Exhibiting in a concise and ac

curate Manner, the Times of the Commencement and Conclusion of every Sovereign's Reign, from William the Conqueror to his present Majesty, King George the Third, and the exačt Years, Months and Days, they severally reigned : Together with the Year of each Reign in progressive Order, the Year of the Lord

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