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stronger'attestation of his merits as
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will continue to be adduced, as of one who at the attack on Martinique and the taking it is, the interest is sustained with singular had reached the most eminent literary as- of Guadaloupe, and about 1766 retired on skill by the music. Not an incident which tendency. In his criticisins; in the Monthly half pay. On the commencement of the could have introduced variety into the Review he has Jeft admirable specimens of American war, he endeavoured to obtain drama,

, has been passed over by the comhis talents and skill.; employment in a situation, suitable to his poser, and for the first time we see the

No man couldı endear himself to his foriner services, but without success, and spirit of Comedy drawing new life from the friends, more thoroughly than the subject of since that time chiefly devoted himself to spirit of Song. We can now delay but to this sketch. His mind, stored i mith the literary pursuits. His publications are, A

instances of this, in the intemattentive to the literature of the passing day, Britain and Ireland, Byo. 1786, of which a first act, and the heaping of the whole and the liglater ornaments of social converse third edition, in 3 vols. appeared a few family story upon the luckless officer of Agwed from him with a peculiar, graça and years ago. Naval and Military Memoirs the patrol who comes in to arrest Almarira. playfulījess. To the attainments of the of Great Britain, from 1727 to the present Our criticism may be, at another view,

scholar was added the polished carriage of Time,” 3 vols. 8vo. 1790 : 2d edition, 6 vols. more detailed. GARGLA, from the Neapothe gentleman izand in his conversation, the 1804." View of the memorable Action of litan stage, and last from the Italian Opera leye i could speak; what the tongue might the 27th of July, 1778,” 8vo. 179.1.- Es in Paris, made his first appearance in the

leave, undyished. His friends will long re- say on the Comparative Advantages of Ver- Count. He is a tall and dashing figure, member the fascination, and to those who tical and Horizontal Windmills," 8vo. 1798. with a great deal of action, and a voice of know him uoto the charm is incommuni- Chronological Register of both Houses of singular sweetness and flexibility. He was

cable..i sbn 90% od to 0,7 odt Parliament, from 1708 to 1807." 3. vols. 8vo. received with great favour, and the favour su Asa Divine the diseipline and orthodoxy 1807-Dr, B. contributed several papers to seemed to increase to the close, His

the Church found in him a stanch and the Communications to the Board of Agri- swaggering, drunken, sportive drugoon, steady supporter ; and, although he pub-culture," of which he was an honorary was one of the most amusing caricatures Fished but few works on religions subjects, member.

ive have seen, and unrivalled, by any, perthose which he has left are useful and im

former of the night, except by AMBROGETTI portant.

COUNT VON KUNHEIM.1.1 in the Guardian, one of the purest, most It would be possible to adduce a

The following article is from a Germán faithful, and most vigorous delineations of inJournal: B

a. 'restless, unhappy, over-vigilant nature, : Lieutenant-General Count' von Kunheim, that the stage, foreign or domestic, can sisting of gentlemen educated by him, and an officer in the Prussian service, the last shew. This man has the talents of a great -called after his nume, The Burney Clubt branch of the family of Dr. Martin Luther, actor. Naldi, on whom, as Figaro, a who since his death hare opened a subserip-died recently at Koningsberg, at the ad-large share of the action depended, was tion for the purpose of erecting a bust and ta- vanced age of 88. The General was de- unusually arch and animated. He was in blet to the meinory of their respected mas-scended in a direct line froin the daughter perpetual movement

, and he moved withter ill Westminster Abbey. His library, con- of Liither, whig in 1555 married George out his old perpetual grimace. The

opera taining

many highly valuable Mss has von Kunheim, Lord of Mulhausen, Sassel- has the single fanlt of too great length. been oftered by his son to the British Mu-neu, &c. by whom he had nine children. No possible power of music can keep an seum, on behalf of which a petition has it is well known that the line of the male audience contented to sit for four hours in been presented to Parliament, praying that descendants of Martin Luther became ex- contentment, and that too in a pit where this collection may be purchased for the be-tinct with Martin Gottlob Luther, an ad- the benches seem expressly made for trying nefit of the public, and deposited in that in- vocate of the Regency of Dresden; but the patience of the imateur, and for driving Dr. Barney

y was the author of the follow there still remain in Prussia' several de- those who are neither patient nor amateurs, ing publications : -" Appendix ad Lexicon scendants of Margaret Luther, the only into hissing, and hatred of the performGræco-Latinim, a Joan. Secpuita construc- daughter of the Reformer, from whom ance, from the mere pain of their baeks. -tuint, et ad alia Lexica Græca e Codice ma. General Count von Kunheim desvended in Why cannot a rail be run along those com- nuscripta olim Askeviano, in lucem nunc a direct line. Margaret Luther was born fortless benches, as at the Argyle and primum vindicato," 8vo, 1789. Appen. death of her father. She herself died in where an audience are expected to sit at

in 1534, and was twelve years of age at the Hanover Square rooms, and every room dix, containing Remarks on the Greek

their ease.

We would seriously recomVerses of Milton edition of Milton's Minor Poeins, 8vo. 179).

mend this to the proprietor. He has exbiro Richardi Bentleii et doctorum Virol

hibited his spirit in the splendor of his rum Epistolæ,” 4to. 1807.2" Tentamen


matchless chandelier ; let him now con

descend to think of humbler conveniencies, de Metris ab Eschylo in choricis Cantibus

King's THEATRE.--For this wcek we and as he has delighted our vision, have adhibitis,” 8vd. 1809. 1. Bishop Pearson's

must be brief in our history of the Opera. compassion on our lumbagos. The opera Exposition of the Creed abridged,” The weightier matters press us out of shape. is too long. We dislike this, first for its 1810. Philemonis Lexicon Græce, e But if we wereleven'inclined to wander away necessary exhaustion, and next, for its exBibl. Paris,” 4to, and 8vo. 1812.

Ser inon preached at the Anniversary Meeting would be in our admiration öt" Il Barbiere performance which ought nerer to be

into the heights or depths of panegyric, it clusion of the divertisement; a part of the of the Stewards of the Sons of the Clergy at dis Seviglia, the first of -Rossini's operas omitted;—as an indulgence in itself, and St. Paul's, May 14, 1812,"i410. 1813. !!!

which has been offered to British ears, and as highly contributing to the enjoyment of ST! 2noast lovit .111 s JV

one of the most delightful. Vocal without the remaining music of the night. The elmo ROBERT BEATSON; LL. Die

extravagance, rich without losing siglot of second act of Il Barbiere affords large 10 Wo are indebted to the same source for the mosti touching simplicity, and various room for excision. Three fourths of it

the following: 291915 vil VS without iemhárrassing the ear by its com might be cut out, with advantage to the -9; Died, at Edinburgho Jan. 24, ROBERT plication. It has all the qualities of musiral effect of the rest. It bas beauty, but beauty BEATSON, LL.NF.R.$. Edin, later har genius: The story is the old one of the rat máy be spared. The two portion's

Aberdeen, He was baru. io adventures of Count Alniavira, a kind of before and after the Divertisement ought 1742, at

County of Fife, and field !! in which every composer, seems to be divided into às near an equality as bred to the military profession. In 1756, he anxious to try his force, and in which all possible, and the whole would be more obtained uhensigney, and the following year have failed but MOZAKT and his successor, secure of popularity! This the manager -ac6qımpanied the expeditiod to the coast of *** few years earlier hd miglat hate been ought

to see done, witliout listening to the Frances (Ho afterwards served as lieutenant ( almost his tival, +Rossint. But woru as clamours of the foreigners, who of course

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beset him with growlings and supplications, treated. As every body who could get the &c. the exceptions, by Bishop and Davy, each for his separate chance of glory and book has read Rob Roy, we are relieved are well calculated to keep up the general grimace. As new performances of this from the usual analysis of plot. Suffice it sweet character of the music. Though rank appear, we shall turn to them the to say, that the Play opens

with the Mac-, the words of some of the songs are not notice which they are so likely to deserve. gregor and Owen meeting near Glasgow,' appropriate, they were all much applauded, Garcia's accession will give a strength and somewhat as the former and Frank Osbal- and several encored. We wish those who richness to the çuse of the operas which distone meet in the novel; and thus all the enchanted us so much with them, could must throw great resources into the early parts of the original work are oinitted, put a little more spirit into their action. manager's hands; and we congratulate the and the plot commences where the interest The scenery is very beautiful, and with lovers of fine composition on the indul- thickens. The scenes then proceed through some of the groupings of soldiers in the gence which this season promises to pro- the series of the gaol of Glasgow, the old military costume, and highlanders in yide.

Highland Inn, and its tragi-comic quarrel, their picturesque native garb, produced as

the capture of Macgregor, the ambuscade tine effects as we ever witnessed on the DRURY LANE.-Being still preparing,

and destruction of the Sasanagh detachment, stage. The ambuscade, and the fight among and 'not yet performing, novelties, we have the restoration of the chieftain 'to his clan, the wild rocks of the highlands, was à this week the pleasure of being relieved and the death of Rashleigh (altered in cir- well contrived thing of the kind, and had from 'noticing its productions. The stores cumstance, and transposed in time and more the semblance of reality than can be behind the scenes have been defended in a place ;) together with a few connecting conceived without seeing it. : letter to us from a Corresponent, who scenes of minor interest and song. These Taken altogether, we consider this to be asserts that they afford the most convincing form a Whole, not only excellent in the the best piece of the sort which has yet proof of the adinirable comic humour which humble light of an operatical vehicle, but been produced, and we have no doubt but prevails in the management of this theatre, really meritorious as an aeting drama.' But that it will have a very long run. for, says he, “ having starved their scanty

after allowing his full share of applause audiences to death with cold during all the to the constructor (we hardly know what

*** DIGEST OF POLITICS AND winter, now that summer approaches, they is the proper title for the authors of are resolved to make amends,, by steving that he has managed his part of the busi

NEWS. them into life again with heat!”

The press has groaned for the last Rob Roy continues to be announced

ness with uncommon skill and judgment, the week under the load of long Parliamenthe following amusing anecdote will shew chief praise after all must be divided between tary debates; the chief result of which how these things are done ; we have it on

the novel writer and the principal per, has been the 2d reading of the Indemrespectable authority. 1."

formers., The dialogue, is little altered A Gentleman Taving dramatised' Rob from the original; and it is curious, after nity Bill in the House of Commons, Roy, presented it to the managers of being so much delighted with persons in a after a division, in which the ministeDrury Lane for approbation : he saw Mr. narrative form, to find ourselves so much rial majority was immense. The nuniH. Soluniston, who informed him, they pleased with them, as we were on Thurs- bers were 238 to. 65; and it is evident had two before from the same novel"; but day, in the shape of living interlocution from this, andother circumstances, that a that his should be examined, and a report We scarcely pre-supposed that even Liston

gone inade in a day or two, adding, that business could make our worthy friend Baillie Jarvie strong body of the Opposition have was despatched now! The Gentleman so truly entertaining as he has done, And over to the government side. called in a few days, saw one manager, this is nearly a sanple of the rest; Blan The French legislature has been as who knew nothing of such a piede; saw chard's Owen approaching it in excellence closely occupied with the recruiting another, who was no better informed re

as far as the character would permit. Rob law, which has not yet acquired its last specting it; a third said, O, here coines Roy was admirably performed by Macready, formation. Mr. Lethbridge, he knows all about it. The who seemed to inherit from nature the

Another rather mysterious accident first manager then asked if he (Mr, L.) manly force and reckless intrepidity, of has happened near the Duke of Welswered, that he liad;" he was then asked, name, is an indication. Abbott played the lington's residence. One of the senti. which he thought the best, and very laco- double traitor Rashleigh in a very superior nels

. fired off his musket in the niglit nically replied, the shortest, alrrays."...

* the Dugald Creature,' Macgre- time: he says he was attacked, but the N. B. Nr. Lethbridge is no less a person gor’s faithful follower, was rendered highly Moniteur seenis" to think that he disthan the Carpenter!

conspicuous by Tokely: and Helen Nac-charged his picce rashly, and invented Miss Kelly having made application to gregor had an able representative in Mrs. the story to excuse himself, the Committee of Managers for six weeks Egerton, to whom we only recommend to

.. The storm which raged so furiously leave of absence, the wise men of Gothom throw as much more energy as she can laid their heads together, and returned for into her earlier parts, and a little less into last week', extended to the French capital. answer, that she could not have leave of the later. This is a mere suggestion, and Trees were torn up in the gardens of absence for six week, but that she might not. a criticism.: Andrew Fairservice is a the Tuileries. for six months. She thanked them, but complete failure in every respect. Having By accounts from the Netherlands, said she did not wish to throw up her en

thus briefly disposed of the most prominent it appears that the Prince of Orange gagement, as their leave would intimate; acting characters, we have to notice that has again resigned his appointment as But that she should take such part of the the musical burthens were laid on the lips Minister at War. Various reasons are six montlis as best answered her purpose, o Miss Stephens and Mr. Sinclair ; the and return to their treasury when that latter of whom, on re-appearing after a assigned for this step, and the journals ceased.'

For long. absence from the stage, received a assert, that it is not the consequence of

cordial welcome. They are the Die Vernon any family differences.

and Frank Osbaldistone of the novel, but Covent GARDEN.-R

The government of the lonian ReRoy M SRB- much reduced in point of vigour, which is public, under the protection of Great GOR; or, Auld LANG SYNE. A. Musical balanced by their being much enhanced in Drama founded on the popular novel of point of singing. Their songs are all, with

Britain, has been finally settled. Rob Roy, constructed by a gentleman hither one or two exceptions, old and beautiful

Very extensive measures are taking to rather successful, Mr. Pocock, and who in Scotch airs. s-Roy's wife, o lone a ric! in the East Indies to accomplish the this piece has certainly,the merit of handling Auld lang syne, Low down in the broom; repose of that mighty Empire, by placthis story in as dramatic a way as it could be Fee him, father fee him; the Highlandman, ing British residents at all the Mahratta

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not answer.

not been able to find the word Yahoo in any publish an interesting military Jounal, in Tuscay, 10-Thermon:eter from 29 to 40.

courts. Nothing but a general system to Aleppo, to be circulated in the East. It immediately after the action.

From you I of this kind, together with its concomi- may be presumed, that this was not done expect to hear the truth, which is as dear to tant of maintaining a subsidiary force merely to spread the glory of the hero, but me as your glory." But Schulenberg did with each of these restless Powers, can

most probably to prepare the way for some effectually secure the peace and happigreat undertaking

IMPORTANT TO LITERATURE! During Dess of the Peninsula,

In the Kingdom of Naples, in the very the year 1817, there were exported from Serious differences secm

centre of Græcia-Magna, there is an Italo- Petersburgh 2,047,300 quills.

to have arisen between Spain and the United hundred young men of Epirus and Albania Greek College, in which upwards of a

Adam Muller, the famous prophet, has States.

are instructed, chiefly gratis, in the Greek gone to Frankfort with his profession; but

language and philosophy. There is in it is not so lucrative as heretofore.

Naples a vast number of establishments for
promoting Latin and Greek literature.

METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. A German Musician, named Furstenau, There is at present published in the

MARCU. 2: present engages the attention of the French language, at St. Petersburgh, a Cognoscenti of Germany by his perform- periodical work entitled, Les Ephémérides Thursday, 5—Thermometer from 45 to 35.

Barometer from 29,01 to 29, 26. ance on the flute, and displays his talents, Russes, Politiques et Litteraires, by M. Wind S. W. 4, which abated about noon, and 23 it is stated, on the identical instrument Spada. M. Paul Swinni edits Le Descrip- became f in the evening.-Dreadful are the efwhich Frederick the Great employed alter- tion de Petersbourg, et de ses Environs, in fects of the wind, related in all the periodical publinitely as a flute and a walking cane, during Russian and French. There is besides, cations. Morning clear till about ten, when heavy his pedestrian excursions.

another periodical French work published in rain began again, with some ahatement of the ARABIAN Horses.-M. Rosetti, Austrian that capital, entitled La Lanterne Magique. wind. Afternoon and evening clear.

Rain fallen, 2 of an inch. Consul-General in Egypt, has communi

Italy has lost her most celebrated pro- Friday, 6–Thermometer from 35 to 46. 9 cated, in the “ Mines of the East,” some fessor of agriculture and botany, Count

Barometer from 29, 47 to 29, 61. interesting accounts of the races of Arabian M. Filipo Re, who died lately at Modena. Wind W. and S. W. 2–Morning and evening korses, of which there are five: the noblest Among the vast number of works which he clear; smart showers of rain and hail during the is the Saklari, which are distinguished by has bequeathed to posterity, we may dis- day; the hail-stones as big as peas. Lightning iheir long neck and fine eyes. The tribe tinguish his Elementi di Agricoltura, the in the S. E. in the evening, and very vivid and of Rowalla has the most beautiful, and the only Italian production in which the most more frequent about eleven.

Rain fallen, 15 of an inch. greatest number of horses. Among the solid principles of chemistry are applied colours an Arabian writer mentions green; methodically and clearly to practical agri. Saturday, 7Thermometer from 34 to 48.

Barometer from 29, 49 to 28, 99. it appears however from the context, that culture.

Wind S. and S. W. 3—But blowing in very it is the colour which we call fallow. The

HorticuLTURAL Society.–At a general violent gusts from the south, with heavy rain, author affirms, what he has himself wit. meeting of this Society last week, the silver from about eleven till about two. The evening Hessed, that the animals perceive when they medal was presented to Wm. Kent, Esq. of clear, with strong flashes of lightning in the east. are to be sold, and will not permit the buyer Clapton, for his account of the cultivation Waters out. lo come near them, till the seller has formally of aquatic plants. Various papers were

Rain fallen, 1 of an inch. delivered them up, with a little bread and read: one on the culture of the fig-tree in Sunday, 8—Therinometer from* to 46. salt. the open air in England; and another on

Barometer from 29, 10 to 29, 37.

Wind S. W. and W. by N. 2-Generally clear; French Translation. — The French the different fruit-bearing passire flowers

the evcning hazy. translator of Franklin's Correspondence, in this country, particularly a recently im.

Rain fallen, 375 of an inch. has made a true French blunder. Franklin ported specimen from the Brazils. Fruits

Monday, 9—Thermometer from 32 to 42. somewhere says; “ People imagined that from the Continent and America were ex

Barometer from 29, 61 to 29, 54. an American was a kind of Yahoo.” Upon hibited, and a historical sketch of the pro

Wind W. by N. and S. W. 1.-Morning clear; this the translator makes the following note: ducts of Italy cominunicated.

the rest of the day generally cloudy, with a little " Yahoo. It must be an animal. It is affirmed that it is the Opossum; but I lave of the Prussian general staff have begin to

GERMAN LITERATURE.-Several officers rain in the evening. A black or wind frost this

morning; ice on puddles and ditches. dictionary of Natural History”!!!-This the first nunber of which there is a day

Barometer from 29, 55 to 29, 49, reminds us of an anecdote also founded on

Wind S. W. 2.-Generally clear; some few one of Swift's admirable works. A Gentle found on the field of battle of the Katze in the high roads ; canals frozen over.

book of General Lauriston, which was flakes of snow fell in the afternoon; dust flying man saw a person poring over an atlas, and seemingly disconcerted by some want it is only a fragment, the rain having de bach, with several other papers. Though 1'ednesday, 11-Thermometer from 30 to 42.

Baronieter from 29, 70 to 29, 49.

Wind W. by S. 1.-Morning clear; became want," said he, " or can I assist you?" I stroyed several leaves, it is still perfect don't know (ivas the reply) for I have been enough to lead to some interesting observa- quite overcast by noon, with small cumuli pass

tions. looking two hours through all latitudes and

ing slowly beneath. Many small flies on the longitudes, and cannot discover this cursed his campaign in Poland and Saxony, in the The accounts of Count Schulenberg, of wing in the afternoon.

Latitude 51. 37.32. N. Lilliput any where'!! years 1703—1706, acquire a particular lite

Longitude 3. 51. W. EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE.-In a rary valuc, from several inedited Letters of Edmonton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS. German Journal, called the Miscellanies Voltaire. Among other things, he writes • The index must have been moved: I suppose from the newest productions of Foreign to the Count, “ Have you never thought, it was about 38. Literature, we find the following remark- Marshal, how detestable, though it may be able, but not improbable account. “A necessary, your profession is ? 'I have been merchant not only heard the name of Buona- assured, for example, that General Rens We are printing a Title Page for parte in the deserts of Tartary, but also child, after the battle of Fraustadt, had our first Volume, and when ready, ice shall saw a biography of this tyrant in the Arabic from 12 to 1800 Russians massacred in announce to our friends how it may be protongue, which contained a great many falsc-cold blood, who six hours after the battle hoods and exaggerations, and ended with his begged for quarter on their knecs. The

cured without trouble or expence. marriage in the year 1810. This Biography historian Adlerfeld affirms, that there Was printed in Paris, and thence it was scut I were only 600, and that they were killed

BENSLEY and SONS, Bolt Court, Fleet Street,

of success.

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Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Politics, etc.


No. 61.


vided into counties, each section being ju- scribers : we trust, however, that the author diciously arranged topographically, but with will not only receive sufficient encourage

due regard to chronological order, forming, ment to complete his plan in regard to A Bibliographical Account of the principal in fact, a history of what has been done for Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, but that he Works relating to English Topography each division of the kingdom. In addition will extend the number of copies, of that By William Upcott, of the London Insti- to this, the title page of each work is given division at least, so as to render it more tution. 3 vols, 8vo. pp. 1710: With Et- verbatim, and in some cases the title pages generally useful. If bibliographical collectors terior and Interior Views of the New where new ones have been printed; then will lock up scarce books in their libraries, London Institution. 1818.

follow notices respecting the various edi- it is but an act of justice to the public to The topography of the British empire has, tions, and the alterations which have been inform them what those books contain, and of late years, become an object of such ge- made in each; then the pages cancelled, or where they are to be found the means of neral interest, inquiry, and collection, that doubled by starring, as it is technically acquiring this information ought also to be not only does the press teem daily with the called ; the number of pages ; the numbers general and easy of access. most voluminous productions of the pen, and names of plates in each edition, with and the most splendid efforts of the gra- the places where they ought to be inserted,

Religio CLERICI: a Churchman's ver, but the dusty shelves of the dustiest including the painters' and engravers' names, libraries have been ransacked for works to guard against the introduction of surrep

Epistle. 8vo. pp. 26. which had lain unheeded for generations, titious plates ; and, in short, every infor

We are not at all fond of polemical a nest for spiders, or a prey to bookworms mation which could be obtained by a lahoof the sinallest dimensions. Of these, some rious collation of a doubtful copy with an

controversy; but if at all palatable, we are almost unique, and therefore doubly approved one-a task often of extreme la- would rather submit to it in good verse dear to the black-letter collector, as well as bour, loss of time, and difficulty, but which, than in dull prose. the topographer ; others again are scarce by the assistance of this work, may now be

Incipe, Damæta: tu deinde sequere Menalca. enough to fetch a price ten times greater completed in many instances in a few mi Alternis dicetis : amant alterna Camenze. than their original one; whilst, even of nutes, and in all at the most in a few hours. those which are more plentiful, correct or From this description of the plan and ob- Not that we are certain of the superior complete copies are not always to be met jects, our readers may form some idea of advantages of alternate song in the diswith, and of course demand and obtain a the time occupied, and the labour bestowed cussion of scriptural subjects; nor that commensurate price.

on it by the author, or editor, as he mo- the doctrinal points on which the comTo ascertain the correctness of such co-destly styles himself; but we suspect that a batants seem to think man's salvation pies is then an object not only of high lite- just idea of it can scarcely be drawn even rary, but also pecuniary interest, and re- from an investigation of the work itself; for depends, are more ably elucidated by quires an investigation at all times labo- it must be remembered that upwards of what “the Muses love," than by the rious; and in cases where copies are scarce, 1500 volumes have been examined and morc solid forms of ratiocination; but almost impossible-an investigation, or col- collated page by page, whilst in many because the practice is at least a pleaslation, rendered more difficult from the want instances duplicates and triplicates were ing variety, and perhaps, as the Greenof lists of plates, the cancelling and starring sought for in various libraries throughout landers settle their disputes by a trial of sheets whilst the works were in the the kingdom.

of strength in singing, it may turn out press, &c.

To speak of the multifarious information

that this is also the best way of accomIt is evident therefore that a general contained in this work would far exceed our guide, or directory, for ascertaining the cor- limits; we give a proof of it when we state modating even religious differences in rectness of all copies, especially of volumi- that the article London alone, occupies other parts of the world. nous and scarce works, and with numerous more than 300 pages.

The author of the present work does plates, must be highly useful, not only to The General Catalogue at the commence not sing long, but he sings well. His the purchaser, but to the possessor of such ment of the first volume, is a most useful verse is nervous, and his principles copies, and of essential importance to to- adjunct and continuation to the labours of sound. Without being, as we think, pographers and bibliographers in all their the indefatigable Gough; whilst the lists of liable to the charge of gross illiberality, various ranks, or in regard to all their va plates, including numerous portraits, will rious pursuits; and it appears that this has be found a most useful supplement to he is rather severe upon Dissenters, and been the leading principle of the author of GRAINGER.

Missionary and Bible Societies, and the work before us, which, however, em In short, this work, in addition to its gives some caustic proofs of a mind braces a number of other objects of high great object, cannot fail to be useful to the observant of their proceedings, and of literary interest.

print collector, to persons about to form power to apply the lash to them where In this pursuit then accuracy and perspi- | libraries, to those who wish merely to ac

he believes it to be deserved. cuity were the first great points of consi- quire information, and most especially to deration. With respect to the latter of all who are anxious to have a guide for re

But it is our province, especially in these, even a glance at the work itself is search upon every subject connected with such cases, to describe and exhibit: we sufficient to prove that it has been attained, topography, including podigrees, genea- take no share in these contests-content whilst the whole internal evidence, as far as logy, &c.

if the public will but behold in us we have been able to examine it, affords an It is handsomely printed on large and active and impartial bottleholders. almost indubitable proof in favour of the small paper, and correctly too, as the list In a preface the writer declares himformer.

of errata is very short, when compared with To give an extract from such a work the extent and difficulty of the work. If self to be a minister of the Church of would be to imitate the Hibernian who car- we have any regret to express concerning England, and subinits these verses as ried a brick, as the sample of a house to be it, it is that the number of copies is so

the most obvious arguments in support

very sold, in his pocket; but its plan will be limited as to make it already a scarce book, of his preference for its establishment fully understood when we state that it is di- confined almost solely to the original sub- 1 and doctrines, in opposition to niodern


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