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there can, if such be the determination, be no kind of doubt as to the situation in which that army and those islanders will respectively be found at the close of the conflict. It is needless to observe how much the independence-should we not say the successful rebellion-of this great island, will contribute to blast the hopes of a number of the French traders who were so grateful to our peace-negotiators for the prospect of deriving speedy wealth from African blood.
It ought to be mentioned that the finances of the Institution have been reduced in an unprecedented degree, by the very great and well applied expenses of their exertions to excite the spirit of this country to universal declaration of an opinion they had little dreamed they should ever again have occasion to express.
ART. XII. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the press, will oblige the Conductors of the ECLECTIC REVIEW, by sending Information (post paid) of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works which they may depend upon being communicated to the Public, if consistent with its plan.
That valuable work which was published in 1777, by the late Dr. Gibbons, under the title of "Memoirs of emineutly Pious Women," and again reprinted in 1804, with the addition of several new Lives, is now in its progress through the press. The original work will be carefully corrected in this new edition; the memoirs annexed in the reprint of it will be retained, and a new volume will be added containing accounts of pious and lebrated Females most of whom have died within a few years past. The whole will be comprised in 3 vols. 8vo. embellished with eighteen portraits elegantly engraved by Hopwood, and edited by the Rev. S. Burder, M. A. Lecturer of Christ Church, Newgate street.
a translation of "Gillaume le Franc Parleur," and a sequel to L'Hermite de la Chaussée d'Autin.
Mr. Hanbury's edition of "Extracts from the Diary, Meditations, and Letters of Mr. Joseph Williams, of Kidderminster," with numerous additions from the author's short-hand and other manuscripts, is expected to appear early in the next month.
Mr. Parkes, the author of the "Chemical Catechism," has now in the press, a Series of Chemical Essays, which he designs to publish in four pocket volumes; including a variety of explanatory notes and a copious Index. These Essays are written in a familiar style, so as to suit those readers who are not yet proficients in Chemical Science and they embrace an assemblage of curious and interesting subjects in the economy of nature as well as on some of the most important manufactures of this country. The work will be illustrated with more than twenty copper plate engravings and all from original drawings, either of new Chemical apparatus, or of the improved machinery
In a few days will be published the Memoirs of Lady Hamilton, they are drawn from original sources of information, and comprise many new and authentic anecdotes of various distinguished Personages; among whom are the King and Queen of Sicily; Sir William Hamilton; the late Lord and the present Earl Nelson; the Earl of Bristol; the Duke of Queensberry, &c. &c.
Mr. James Wyld has nearly ready for publication, a new map of the world exhibiting at one view the population, civilization, and religion, of each country. It will be printed on one large sheet of Columbia.
Speedily will be published the claims of the Established Church, considered as an Apostolical Institution, and espe cially as an authorised interpreter of Holy Scripture.
Early next Spring will be published Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica; or, a descriptive catalogue of a singularly rare and rich collection of Old English Poetry illustrated by occasional extracts, with notes critical and biogra. phical.
Dr. George Cooke, minister of Law ·
rence Kirk, will speedily publish in 3 vols, 8vo. the History of the Church of Scotland, from the establishment of the Reformation till the Revolution; illustrating a most interesting Period of the History of Britain.
Speedily is expected to appear, The Journal of a Tour and Residence in Great Britain, during the years 1810 and 1811. By a French Traveller. With remarks on the Country, its Arts, Literature, and Politics; and on the manners and customs of its Inhabitants. 2 vols. 8vo. with numerous engravings.
The Native Irish, a Memorial in behalf of the Native Irish with a view to their improvment in moral and religious knowledge, through the medium of their own Language is now in the press, and will be published in the course of this present month, by Christopher Anderson, Edinburgh. This memorial includes a statement of what has been done to. wards the instruction of this interesting class of people, by means of their own ancient Language, from the earli est to the present times. An account of the translation, and printing, and circulation of the sacred Scriptures in Irish. Theflatest calculations, with regard to the prevalence of this language, and the extent of the population, to whom it is vernacular. Answers to the most plausible objections against its being taught systematically in Schools, like the other dialects of the United Kingdom. A plan is proposed, and to proceed in its support, various encouragements founded on facts, are brought forward, a variety of particulars are incidentally mentioned, with respect to the other dialects of the Celtic or Iberian Language, whether those spoken in Britain, eg. the Welch, the Gaelic and the Manks, or on the Continent, as the Bas Bretagne or Armorican, the Basques and the Waldensian.
Missionary Travels in South Africa, by the Rev. J. Campbell, a second edition will go to press immediately, the first edition of 1500 copies small paper having been sold on the day of publication, a few Copies large paper may be had.
A Novel in three large Volumes, by Mrs. Penchard of Taunton, author of the Blind Child, &c. is in the press.
Captain Tuckey's Maritime Geography will be published early in
A small volume of Songs and Poems,
by Captain Hall of the India Army, originally published at Calcutta, is in the press.
A work in octavo on the duties of the Honorable Company's Civil Servants, by A. F. Tytler, Esq, son of Lord Woodhouslee, is in the press.
Miss Rundall's Symbolical History of England in quarto, will be published early in April complete; embellished with copper-plates.
Miss Prickett is about to publish an Historical Novel entitled Warwick Castle."
Mr. Gamble, anthor of Sarsfield, Characteris tic Sketches of Ireland, &c. will shortly publish a new Novel entitled "Howard."
Parliamentary Portraits, or Sketches of the Public Character of some of the most distinguished Speakers in the House of Commons, originally printed in the Examiner.
The Theological Works of James Arminius, D. D. Professor of Divinity in the University of Leyden.
Miscellaneous Poems by John Byron, M. A. F.R.S. with some account of his Life.
Mr. Leigh Hunt has just published a Mask entitled, "The Descent of Liberty," to which is prefixed an account of the Nature of Masks.
The White Doe of Rytstone, or the Fate of the Nortons, a Poem. By Mr. Wm. Wordsworth, will appear early in April, in on volume quarto.
Charlemagne; or, the Church Delivered, an Epic Poem, in Twenty-four Cantos. By Lucien Bonaparte, inem. ber of the institute of France, &c. &c. &c., translated into English Verse. By the Rev. Samuel Butler, D. D., and the Rev. Francis Hodgson, A. M., will be published on the 4th of March.
Early in March will appear, Letters from a Medical Officer attached to the Army, under the command of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, during the Campaigns of 1812, 1813, and 1814; addressed to a friend in England, in one volume, octavo, with a map.
In the course of the present month, the following Works will appear, Histoire des Conspirations formée contre Napoleon Bonaparte, depuis 1797, jusqu'en 1814, ou Chronique Secrete de France et d'Italie depuis la Création de la Republique Cisalpine jusqu'à la chute du Tyran Corse. Publiée par le Con
seil des Conjurés des deux pays, in three volumes, octavo.
Also, Histoire des Sociétés secrètes de l'Armée et des Conspirations Militaires qui ont eu pour Objet la Destruction du Gouvernement de Bonaparte, in one volume, octavo.
Dr. Holland's Travels in the Ionian Isles, in Albania, Thessaly, and Greece, in 1812 and 1813. Together with an account of a residence at Joannina, the capital and court of Ali Pasha; and with a more cursory sketch of a route through Attica, the Morea, &c., in one volume quarto, illustrated by a map and other engravings, have been unavoidably delayed, but they are expected to be ready by the 6th of the present
A Visit to Paris, in 1814; being a Review of the Moral, Political, Intellectual, and Social Condition of the French Capital: including descriptive Sketches of the Public Buildings, and the Monu. ments of Art which it contains; Remarks on the Effects of these great Works and the Institutions of Paris on the national Taste and Thinking; Observations on the Manners of the various Classes of its Society; on its Rulers and Public Men; on its Political Opinions; on the present State of French Literature, and on the Dramatic Represen tations in the French Metropolis. By John Scott, Editor of the Champion, a London Weekly Political and Literary Journal. Is nearly ready for Publication, in one volume, octavo.
Guy Mannering, or the Astrologer, by the Author of Waverley, will certainly appear this month, in three volumes, 12mo.
Systematic Education, or Elementary Instruction, in the various Departments of Literature and Science, with Practical Rules for studying each Branch of Useful Knowledge. By the Rev. W. Shepherd, the Rev. Lant Carpenter, LL. D. and the Rev. J. Joyce. Will appear in March, in two volumes, octavo, with plates, by Lowry.
A Prospectus has been circulated of the Principles of Surgery, as they relate to Wounds, Ulcers, and Fistulas; Aneurism and Wounded Arteries; Fractures of the Limbs, and the Duties of the Military and Hospital Surgeon. Also,
A System of Surgical Operations, containing the Principles of Surgery,
A Review (and complete Abstract) of the Reports to the Board of Agriculture from the Midland Department of Eng. land, By Mr. Marshall. 8vo. 14s. boards.
Art. XIII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
Genius leads them to study this elegant and useful Branch of Education. By Charles Taylor. Royal 8vo. 10s. 6d. boards. Hotpressed, and illustrated by thirty-three plates.
French Pronunciation alphabetically exhibited with Spelling Vocabularies and New Fables, French and English. By C. Gros. 28. bound.
Secret Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte. Written by one, who never quitted him for fifteen Years. Published in French, as well as English. 2 vols. 12mo. 10s. 6d. boards.
Memoirs of the late Philip Melville,
A Familiar Treatise on Drawing, for
the Velvet Cushion, with a Preface, is just ready.
Parts 13 and 14 of Boothroyd's Hebrew Bible containing the conclusion of the Psalms, the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon, will be delivered in a few days.
The Life of Philip Melanchon by the Rev. F. A. Cox, A.M. embellished with a full length portrait and a fac Simile of his Hand Writing will be ready early in the present month.
The new edition of Letters from a gentleman in the North of Scotland to his friend in London with Notes is in forwardness at the press, and may be expected shortly. Mr. Walter Scott denominates these " Curious Letters" and quotes them frequently in his Lady of the Lake, they are said also to contain the only authentic record extant of the manners and customs described in Waverly.
Mr. Grinfell has in the press, a volume of Poems, which is nearly completed.
Blagdon's French Interpreter, consisting of a Vocabulary and Familiar Conversations, on every topic that can interest the Tourist or the Man of Business; with the method of French Pronunciation, &c. a neat portable volume, price 6s. 6d. neatly half-bound.
Conversations, for the Instruction and Amusement of Youth, with Original Poems. By Mrs. Lenoir. 2 vols. 12m10. 8s. boards.
Some Documents respecting the History of the late Events in Spain: being, 1. "A plain Exposition of the Reasons which occasioned the Journey of Ferdi
nand VII. to Bayonne, in April 1808." By Don Juan De Escoiquiz, formerly Tutor to his Catholic Majesty, and then his Counsellor of State, &c. &c.-I. Remarks on the preceding Work. By the Counsellor of State, Don Pedro de Ceballos.-III. A full Abstract of a Petition addressed to King Ferdinand VII. by Sixty-nine Members of the Cortes of Madrid, requesting his Majesty to abolish the New Constitution of Spain, and to re-establish the Inquisition, with the Old Form of Government, under certain Amendments. 8vo. 5s, sewed.
Studies in History, Vol. II. containing the History of Rome from the earliest Records to the Death of Constantine, in a series of Essays, with Reflections, &c. By Thomas Morell, St. Neots. 8vo. 10s. 6d. boards.
Labaume's Circumstantial Narrative of the Campaign in Russia, 2d edition, considerably improved, with plans, 8vo. price 10s. 6d. bds. or with a large coloured Map, 12s. 6d. bds,
Giraud's Campaign of Paris, in 1814, to which is added a Sketch of the Campaign of 1813, 8vo. with Map and Plan, 6s. bds.
Richard Watson, D.D. F.R.S. Lord Bishop of Landaff. 2 vols. 8vo. 11. Is." boards.
Secret Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, written by one who quitted him for fifteen Years, 2 vols. 12mo. 10s. 6d. bds.
The London Catalogue of Books, with their Sizes and Prices. October 1814. 8vo. Price 8s. half-bound, and on thick post 4to. Price 14s. in sheets.
System and No System; or, the Contrast. By Maria Benson, Author of Thoughts on Education. boards. 12mo. 6s.
Remarks on the Case
Outlines of Natural Philosophy, being Heads of Lectures, delivered in the University of Edinburgh. Playfair, Professor of Natural PhilosoBy John phy in the University of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Royal Society, London, and Secretary of the Royal Society, Edinburgh. 2 vols. 8vo. 10s. 6d. 8ds.
A Treatise on Mechanics: intended as an Introduction to the Study of Natural Philosophy. By the Rev. B. Bridge, B.D. F.R.S. Fellow of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, and Fro-fessor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in the East India College, 8vo. 11. 1s. boards.
The Physiognomical System of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim; founded on an Anatomical and Physiological Examination of the Nervous System in general, and of the Brain in particular; and indicating the Dispositions and Manifestations of the Mind. By J. G. Spurzheim, M.D. royal 8vo. 11. 10s. boards. Illustrated by numerous plates.
The Lord of the Isles. By Walter
Messiah, a Poem, in twenty-eight
The Flower of Wye, a Poem, in six
The Tragedies of Vittorio Alfieri.