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beaten by the savage natives, he saved his life with difficulty, and returned to Malta as wise as he went.' pp. 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
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.
Mr. Cottle has been engaged in writing a Poem of some extent, in rhyme, entitled "Messias." The first part, connected with the Old Testament, is preparing for the Press.
Mr. W. Jones, author of the History of the Waldenses, is preparing for publication, a Biblical Dictionary, on an improved plan: adapted equally to the use of Ministers, Students, and private Christians; and calculated to facilitate
an acquaintance with the Oracles of divine truth.
W. Baynes has nearlyreadyaCatalogue of Ancient and Modern Books, containan extensive collection in Divinity. By the best authors. Also a rare collection of Curious Books and Tracts, relative to Charles the Ist and Cromwell, and to the Popish Plot and Toleratiou of Dissenters in the time of William and Mary.
The Rev. David Williams, A. M. has in the press, and will speedily publish "An Historical Sketch of the Doctrines and opinions of the Various Religions in the World." To which will be added a view of the evidences of Christianity, and of the Reformation. We under. stand that this work will be comprized in one small pocket volume.
In the course of this month will appear a work entitled the Pocket Companion to the laws of bills of exchange, promissory notes, checks, drafts, &c. &c. With tables of the stamp duties, &c. &c. &c. By the editor of the Legal and Literary Journal, and Mercantile Magazine, the third number of which will be published on the first of January.
In the press. The Vision; or Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, of Dante; translated into English Blank Verse, by the Rev. H. F. Cary, A.M.
In a few days will be published Travels in the Pyrenees, containing a Description of the principal Summits, Passes, and Vallies: translated from the French of M. Ramond, by F. Gold.
Speedily will be published, by Direction of the Board of the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge. An Abstract of the Annual Reports and Correspondence of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, from the Commencement of its Connexion with the Fast-India Missions, A. D. 1709, to the present Day; together with the Charges delivered to some of the Missionaries, at different Periods, on their Departure for their several Missions.
Mr. Semple shortly will publish Observations made on a Tour from Hamburgh through Berlin, Gorlitz, and Breslau, to Silverberg, and thence to Gottenburg, passing through the head quarters of the Allied Armies.
Mr. T. D. W. Dearn, of Cranbrook, will publish early in next month, a historical, topographical, and descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent, with eight engravings and a map.
Mr. Campbell, translator of Bishop Jewell's Apologia, is preparing for publication, a translation of Grotius on the Rights of War and Peace, and the Law of Nations, with notes and illustrations from the best writers of ancient and modern times.
Mr. Barker has in the press, an Essay on the respect paid to Old Age by the Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Ro
The Rev. -Sayers has in forwardness for publication, a History of Bristol and its vicinity.
Mr. J. Bisset shortly will publish, a Description of Leamington, and the
principal objects of curiosity in its neighbourhood.
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 flourished during the last three centuries, is in the press.
W. Smith, Esq. has in the press, in an octavo volume, a New French Dictionary, or Guide to the correct Pronunciation of the French Language, compiled from the Dictionnaire 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 dramatist, written by himself, are printing in two octavo volumes, in French and in English.
The author of Substance and Shadow, &c. has 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. Santagnello has in the press, an 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 are 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 impressions; with many other of equal value.
The Merly 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 Preservation; likewise a most extensive and vaJuable Collection of Books in every Department of Literature, from the earliest Period to the present Time. All the Books are in the finest Con
dition; 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, Naturalist'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, Military History, the most memorable Campaigns, 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, Voyages and Travels, General History, and Belles Lettres. The whole elegantly bound. Also his choice and select collection 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 Copious 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 fiue paper, 18s. bds. Ornamented with a Portrait of Sydney, finely engraved by Engleheart.
Biographical Anecdotes of the Rev. John Hutchins, the historian of Dorsetshire, 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. 6d.
David Dreadnought, or Nautic Tales and Adventures, in Verse in Four Parts, embellished with an interesting Frontispiece. By Samuel Whitchurch,
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. John 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 áKempis. To which are added Meditations and Prayers, by G. Stanhope, D.D. A neat Pocket Edition, with a bold Type, price 4s. in boards; or on fine paper, price
The Charges of Samuel Horsley, LL. D. F.R.S. F.S. A, late Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, 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. 8vo. 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 Macclesfield, 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-Fox's Letters to Dr. Smith-Montgomery's World before the Flood-Reports of the Fish Association-&c. &c.
Page 445, 1. 24. for debarred read state.
535, 1. 22. for comical read cynical.