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ry and general observations on political state of Germany—work analyz-

ed, with extracts—concluding disapprobation.

Art. IV. Louis Bonaparte. P. 66-90.

Rarity of royal authors-Louis very probably author of work—its general

nature-detail of its most important contents, with sundry reflections, cri-

ticisms, animadversions, and quotations—low character of work, and

blunders of its author.

ART. V. Mackenzie's Illustrations of Phrenology. P. 90-108.

Progress of intellectual philosophy-defects of prevalent systems--difficul-

ties in science to be removed-claims of phrenology-its principles and

probable benefits-nature, plan, and objects of work—its value appre-


Art. VI. Wiffen's Julia Alpinula, &c. P. 108–116.

The real Julia Alpinula eulogized-her history might have been in better

hands—the author's defects specimens of his performance, with strictures


poems in the work characterized-friendly advice to author.

ART. VII. The Percy Anecdotes-Humanity. P. 116-121.

General opinion of anecdotes how to use them-nature of present work-



Art. I. Private Correspondence of David Hume. P. 127-138.

Authenticity of work admitted-general character of its contents not very

important, but has interest“specimens of correspondence, with occasional

remarks—the letters do not, on whole, raise the character of the writ-

ers-moral inferences from work.

Art. II.-A Father's Gift to his Children, &c. P. 139-143.

Importance of domestic and paternal instruction--Scotland still eminently

enjoys it-commendation of author and the works noticed, with extracts

-value of such productions as antidotes to infidelity,

Art. III. Prinsep’s Narrative of British India, fc. P. 144-158.

Qualified commendation of author-peculiar relation between India and the

British government

abstract of recent history-progress of Pindarees-

defeat of Mahrattas--cholera morbus attacks British army-Holkar sub-

dued—the Peishwa surrenders--predominance of British power--what the

utility of our Indian possessions.

Art. IV. Progress of the Fine Arts in Scotland. P. 159-179.

Why noticed-historical sketch and biographical remarks, with critical ob-

servations" Illustrations of Waverley, &c. &c.” by Allan, specially and

favourably mentioned.

Art. V. The Percy Anecdotes-Eloquence. P. 180-186.

Preliminary estimate of Part II.-specimens.

Art. VI.-History of Fruits known in Britain. P. 186-208.

Mr. Phillips's work disappoints expectation--what it is, and is not-its most

important contents noticed, with corrections and supplementary remarks

-qualified commendation.

Art. VII. Murray's Account of Discoveries in Asia. P. 208–218.

Favourable opinion of work-its nature and design--some of the most im-

portant enterprises of which it treats noticed, with extracts.

Art. VIII. Life of Andrew Hofer. P. 219-231.

Original work censured for depreciating Hofer--probably the production of

Baron Hormayr, whose eulogium it forins-memoirs of Hofer, with ex,


Art. IX. Knickerbocker's History of New York. P. 232—248.

Fanciful encomium--ludicrous extracts and commentary,


Art. I. Dunbar's Addition to the Collectanea Majora. P. 253—277,
Tardy cultivation of classical literature in Scotland accounted for-its recent

progressmerits of Dalzel-mexamination of Dunbar's addition to his Ma,
jora-contents of volume extracts, strictures, and commendations-ge
neral opinion highly favourable,

ART. II. The Percy Anecdotes Youth. P. 278-291.
A copious subject--how to be treated-selected instances of precocity.

Art. III. Modern History of Prussia. P. 291-310.
Reference to former volumes

greater caution of author recently-imperfection of work—abstract of most important contents.

Art. IV. Jacobite Relics-Second Series. P. 310-323. Former opinion of editor on the whole confirmed-analysis of work, with extracts and miscellaneous remarks.

ART. V. Kenilworth. P. 324-353. Reiterated eulogium of author-charms of his English subjects-story analyzed, with ample extracts.

Art. VI. Lloyd's Thoughts in London. P. 354–363. Peculiar character of this poet--specimens, with remarks--Mr. Lloyd's defects surpassed by his excellencies.

Arr. VII. State of the Press. P. 363-376. Claimant importance of press-culpable indifference to it--more culpable fa

vour towards its crimes--this chargeable on whigsconsequent growth of evils -high value of genuine freedom of press-its limits-enjoined by necessities and nature of society-its safeguard liable to be corrupted by its licentiousness-prostituted literature—what the press has done, no argument for its future and entire excellence---sophistical and dangerous opinions as to prevalence and unmixed benefit of truth-special and chief examples of pestilent writers-best and true remedy to be sought, not in coercion, but in intellectual superiority-duty of the well-disposed to exert and encourage it.

NUMBER FOR APRIL. Art. I. Political State of Germany. P. 381_408. Notice of Mr. Sartorius-general view of his work-progress of Germany—

how influenced by French revolution—its present aspect, component parts, various institutions, and political discontents

especially of Austria, Prussia, Bavaria, Wirtemberg, Baden, Darmstadt, Hesse Cassel, Saxony, Hanover-author's general opinion as to condition of Germany-his remedies against threatening evils.

Art. II. The Scrap Book. P. 408-416. Qualified estimate of work-editor's mismanagement of metaphors-commendation-extracts.

Art. III. Albrechtsberger on Musical Composition. P. 416—428. Why noticed-nature of work-judgment respecting translator, and objec

tions to some of his opinions--commendation of work, with sundry remarks on principles, difficulties, styles of music-sketch of its progress as a science -comparison of old and modern school-rules of severe school to be studied, thougă condemned.

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