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beaten by the savage natives, he saved his life with difficulty, and returned to Malta as wise as he went.'
358,359. Our favourable opinion of these volumes will have been collected from many of our preceding remarks. We could wish, indeed, that our author had not thought it necessary to draw from books so largely in the composition of his letters, in several of which we suspect the dates are not intended to indicate the place where, or the time when they were written. But upon the whole we are free to acknowledge that he has produced an interesting and considerably important work—a work which is not merely creditable to his talents but his integrity. It is not often that we find our officers placing their personal interests in jeopardy in the cause of truth and humanity. At the same time it is gratifying to learn, that in the present instance our author's frankness has proved no barrier to his promotion : and it is much to the honour of the men who now compose the Board of Admiralty, that, notwithstanding the austere complexion of many parts of this publication, they have, without any private solicitation on the part of Mr. Blaquiere, singled him out for an appointment, while so many of his class are fruitlessly eager for employ.
ART. XV. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION
Gertlemen 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.
Mr. Cottle has been engaged in In a few days will be published writing a Poem of some extent, io rbyme, Travels in the Pyrenees, containing a entitled “ Messias.” The first part, Description of the principal Summits, connected with the Old Testament, is Passes, and Vallies : translated from preparing for the Press.
the French of M. Ramond, by F. Gold. Mr. W. Jones, author of the History Speedily will be published, by Direcof the Waldenses, is preparing for tion of the Board of the Society for propublication, a Biblical Dictionary, on moting Christian Knowledge. An Aban improved plan: adapted equally to stract of the Annual Reports and Corthe use of Ministers, Students, and respondence of the Society for Proprivate Christians; and calculated to moting Christian Knowledge, from the facilitate
an acquaintance with the Commencement of its Connexion with Oracles of divine truth.
the Fast-India Missions, A. D. 1709, to W. Baynes has nearlyreadyaCatalogue the present Day; together with the of Ancient and Modern Books, contain- Charges delivered to some of the Mis
extensive collection in Divivity. sionaries, at different Periods, on their By the best authors. Also a rare collec- Departure for their several Missions. tion of Curious Books and Tracts, re- Mr. Semple shortly will publish Oba lative to Charles the Ist and Cromwell, servations made on a Tour from Hamand to the Popish Plot and Toleratiou burgh through Berlin, Gorlitz, and of Dissenters in the time of William Breslau, to Silverberg, and thence to and Mary.
Gottenburg, passing through the head The Rev. David Williams, A. M. has
quarters of the Allied Armies. in the press, and will speedily publish Mr. T. D. W. Dearn, of Cranbrook, « Au Historical Sketch of the Doctrines will publish early in next month, a hisand opinions of the Various Religion's torical, topographical, and descriptive in the World.” To which will be added Account of the Weald of Kent, with
the evidences of Christianity, eigbt engravings and a map. and of the Reformation. We under: Mr. Campbell, translator of Bishop stand that this work will be comprized Jewell's Apologia, is preparing for pubin one small pocket volume.
lication, a translation of Grotius on the In the course of this month will ap- Rights of War and Peace, and the Law pear a work entitled the Pocket Com- of Nations, with notes and illustrations panion to the laws of bills of exchange, from the best writers of ancient and promissory notes, checks, drafts, &c. modern times. &c. With tables of the stamp duties, Mr. Barker has in the press, an Essay &c. &c. &c. By the editor of the Legal on the respect paid to Old Age by the and Literary Journal, and Mercan- Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Rotile Magazine, the third number of mans. which will be published on the first of The Rev. -Sayers has in forwardJanuary.
ness for publication, a History of Bristol In the press. The Vision; or Hell, and its vicinity. Purgatory, and Paradise, of Dante; Mr. J. Bisset shortly will publish, a translated into English Blank Verse, by Description of Leamington, and the the Rev. H. F. Cary, A.M.
principal objects of curiosity in its peighbourhood.
Mrs. Taylor, of Ongar, has nearly ready for publication, Maternal Solicitude for a Daughter's best Interest.
Mrs. Hervey will soon publish, Amabel, in four volumes.
Musical Biography, or Memoirs of the most eminent Musical Composers who fiourished during the last three centuries, is in the press.
W. Smith, Esq. has in the press, in an octavo volme, a New French Dic. tionary, or Guide to the correct Pronunciation of the Frenci Language, compiled from the Dictionraire de l'Academie Francaise.
The Rev.- Blakeway is preparing for the press, a History of Shropshire,
Mr. Betell Danby, of Hull, has in the press, the Expeditious Arithmetician, or Preceptor's Arithmetical Class Book, for the use of tutors, containing two thousand two hundred original questions.
Memoirs of Goldoni, the Italian dra. matist, written by himself, are printing in two octavo volumes, in French and in English.
The author of Substance and Shadow, &c. bas in the press, the Splendour of Adversity, a domestic tale, in three volumes.
The editor of the Examiner shortly will publish, the Feast of the Poets, with a variety of additional notes, and some other pieces in verse.
M. Saptagnello has in the press, au Italian Class Book, consisting of extracts from the best writers, in prose and verse.
The Rev. F. Wrangham is preparing a new edition of the Prolegomena of Walton, under the sanction of the University of Cambridge.
Mr. Charles Bell is printing a second edition of his System of Operative Surgery, founded on the Basis of Anatomy.
Messrs. Leigh and Sotheby will have the honour to submit the following Libraries, and Cabinet of Natural History, for Public Sale, during the present Autumn and ensuing Winter.
The Duplicates of a Gentleman's Library: comprising a fine Collection of Books, in various Departments of Literature. Among them Birch's Lives, large Faper, uncut, Vertue's Portraits and Monuments to Rapin ;
Piranesi Veduta da Roma, 2 Tom. Block's Fishes, plates coloured; Vere's Commentaries, Plates; Luxembourg Gallery, first Impressions ; Lister's Con. chology, Russia; Ireland's Pieces, large Paper, with Etchings and tinted in. pressions; with many other of equal value.
The Meriy Library. Early in Derember, the well-known and celebrated Library of John Willett Willet, Esq. brought from his Seat at Merly, in the County of Dorset. Comprising a most rare Assemblage of the Early Printers, fine Specimens of Block Printing, Old English Chronicles, &c. in fine Preserva. tion ; likewise a most extensive and vaJuable Collection of Books jo every Department of Literature, from the earliest Period to the present Time. All the Books are in the finest Condition; many on large Paper, and bound in Morocco and Russia Leathers. -Catalogues will be ready for delivery in a short Time.
The very select and choice Cabinet of Natural History of the late George Shaw, M.D. F.R.S. Author of the General Zoology, Natura list's Miscellany, and many other valuable Works. Removed from his Residence at the British Museum.
The entire and valuable Library of the late Rt. Hon. Lord Heathfield. Comprising a Collection of scarce Books on Fortification, Military Tactics, Mi. litary History, the most memorable Campaigos, Voyages and Travels, French Literature, Belles Lettres, &c. &c. To which is added, his Collection of Maps, Military Charts, some Prints, &c. &c.
Chart Park Library. The entire and splendid Library of the lat eSir Charles Talbot, Bart, removed from Chart Park, Surrey. Consisting of the most valua. ble and magnificent Works in Natural History ; likewise Philosophy, Voyag-s aud Travels, General History, and Belles Lettres. The whole elegantly bound. Also his choice and select oul. lection of Minerals.
In the Press, the Eton Latin Grammar, with Copious Explanatory Notes, for the use of schools. By the Rev. H. C. O'Donnoghue, A. M. of St. John's College, Cambridge, Chaplain to the Right Hon. Lord Adare, and Master of Kingsdown Boarding-school, Bristol.
Art. XVI. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
The Lives of the Puritans, containing a Biographical Account of those Divines who distinguished themselves in the Cause of Religious Liberty, from the Reformation under Queen Elizabeth to the passing of the Act of Unifor, mity in 1662. With an Appendix, comprising a Chronological List of the Authorities referred to in the work, and a Cop'ous Index of the whole. By the Rev. Benjamin Brook. 3 vols. 8vo, 11, 16s. bds, and a few copies on royal paper 21. 14s, bds.
Memoirs of Algernon Sydney. By G. Meadley, 8vo. 12s. bds. and a few copies on five paper, 18s, bds. Ornamented with a Poitrait of Sydney, finely engraved by Engleheart.
Biographic al Anecdotes of the Rev. John Hutchins, the historiau of Dorsetsh:re, by the Rev. G. Bingham, B.D. being No. 34 of“ Bibliotheca Topographica Britannica." Second edition, with Additions, and Portrait of Mr. Hutchins. only 50 printed, 4to. 7s. or Proofs on Folio 10s. 60.
Russia; or, the Crisis of Europe ; a Poem. With copious Notes, and an account of the Russian Soldiers and Cossacks. By Onesimus. With a Por. trait of the Emperor Alexander; 8vo. price 6s. boards.
Virgil in London, or Town Eciogues; to which are added Imitations of llorace. gs. bds.
David Dreadnought, or Nautic Tales and Adventures, in Verse -- in Four Parts, embellished with an interesting Frontispiece. By Samuel Whitchurch, 5s, 6d.
EDUCATION. The Elements of French Conversation, with familiar and easy Dialogues, each preceded by a suitable Vocabulary in French and English.
By John Perrin. The Seventeenth Edition, revised and corrected by C. Gros. 13s. 6d. bd.
A Treatise on Politeness. Intended for the Use of the Youth of both Sexes Translated from the French by a Lady. 80. 10s, 6d. bds.
MEDICAL.. The Art of Preserving the sight, upimpaire:1, to extreme Old Age; and of Re-establishing and Strengthening it when it is become weak, with Instructions how to proceed in accidental Cases; which do not require the Assistance of Proless onal Men, &c. by an experienced Oculist. 12mo. 4s. 6d. bds.
Lectures on luflammation, exhibiting a view of the General Doctrines, Pathological and Practical, of Medical
A General Introduction to the Study of the Hebrew Scriptures ; with a Critical History of the Greek and Latin Versions of the Samaritan Pentateuch, and of all the Chaldee Paraphrases. By the Rev. George Hamilton, Rector of Killernogh, Ireland. 8vo. 7s. 6d. bds.
A Treatise on Spiritual Comfort. By the Rev. Jobn Colquhoun, D. D. Leith. 12mo. 4s. 6d. bds.
The Christian Pattern; or, a Treatise of the Imitation of Jesus Christ. Written originally in Latin by Thomas á Kempis. To which are added Meditations and Prayers, by G. Stauhope, D.D. A neat Pocket Edition, with a bold Type, price 4s. in boards; or on fine paper, price 59.
The Charges of Samuel Horsley, LL. D. F.R.S. F.S. A, late Lord Bishop of St. Asapli, delivered at his several Visitations of the Diocese of St. David, Rochester, and St. Asaph. 8vo. 7s.bds
Fur Prædestinatus, sive Dialogus inter Concionatorem Calvinistam et Furem ad furcam damnatum habites. Bro. 5s. bds.
A Sermon on the Divine Mission of the people called Methodists to revive and spread religion, illustrated and defended in a Sermon preached before the Meeting of the District, at Mac. clesfield, 1813. By Joseph Sutcliffe. Svo.
The Practical Expositor, or Scripture illustrated by facts; arranged for every day in the year, by Charles Buck, 6s. bds.
Excursions in the Counties of Kent, Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth, and Somerset, in the years 1802, 1803, and 1805; consisting of Descriptive Sketches of the most interesting Places and Buildings, particularly the Cathedrals of Canterbury, Gloucester, Hereford, and Bristol: with Delineations of Character, in different Ranks of Life. By J. P. Malcolm, F.S.A. Author of “ Londinium Redivivum.” royal 8vo. hot-pressed, price 11. 7s. bds.
Articles ou the following works are intended to appear in our Number for January -Mde de Stael“De L'Allemagne.”-Williams on Equity and Sovereignty-Norris on the Bible Society-Bridge's Natural Philosophy-Davy's Chemistry-Pox's Letters to Dr. Smith-Montgomery's World before the Flood-Reports of the Fish Association-&c. &c.
483, 1. 15. for bernically read chemically.