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Her life conveys a striking reproof to many who, with equal talents and equal' avvantayes, are still, if not blots, at least blanks, in the world and in the church.'
The cheerful and steady composure with which she waited for her dissolution, when her recovery was pronounced hopeless; the firmness with which her mind grasped the certain hope of immortality, and the solicitude she manifested for the religious interests of her household, are highly striking and exenuplary. We sincerely concur in the hope that the publication by its monitory efficacy, may realize the obvious intention, and more than repay the affectionate labours of the Biographer.
Art. IX. Reasons for Opposition to the Principles and Measures of the
Present Administrativn. 8vo. pp. 56. London. 1821. THIS pamphlet cannot lay claim to the merit
of originality, or powerful eloquence, or depth of thought, but the Author treads in the steps of Mr. Hume, whose arithmetical eloquence has been found far more efficient than the most splendid declamation. He rests his reasons mainly on facts and figures, the hardest of all arguments. The great fault of the pamphlet is, that it betrays too much of the party-writer, being written throughout in the spirit of an indictment. The Writer concludes his address with calling upon that proportion of the people of England who have any thing to do with electing representatives, to exercise their invaluable privilege, at the next general Election, by rejecting the supporters of ministers As if the people really had it in their power to deprive any set of ministers of a Parliamentary majority! No: the country is fairly wedded to the present ministry, to have and to hold, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, in sickness and in health, and death alone can them part. To displace them is out of the question : to oppose them by all constitutional means, may be reasonable enough; and even a party opposition is better than uone. But, as to the efficiency of such patriotic endeavours, we fear that thing; must be worse before they are better: they must at least become so bad as to make the Aristocracy take part with the people; and then, and not till then, need we dream of a change of system. In the mean time, there is little justice in making out the Administration to be the root of all evil. To charge them with being the authors of our present sufferings, is manifestly unfair, We are now but paying the price of a twenty years' glorious war, which to our land. ed gentiy, clergy, army, navy, contractors, and loan jobbers, was a source of the highest satisfaction ; into the spirit of which these large classes of the nation entered with enthusiasm. Why blame the Minister for the madness of the nation ? The com
petency of the present Administration to meet the extraordinary exigency of affairs may be questioned ; but of their sincerity in wishing to meet it by any means short of crippling their patronage, there is no reason to doubt. Opposition, then, if it be honest opposition, ought to be directed against measures and principles, not against the men; who are but the creatures, the representatives, and the agents of a system of politics, which neither originated with them, nor will die with them, and which greater talents would only render møre formidable to the welfare of the country.
Art. X. 1. A Treatise on the Art of Brewing, exhibiting the London 13. Practice of Brewing Porter, Brown Stout, Ale, 'Table Beer, and various
other Kinds of Malt Liquors. By Frederick Accum. Plates. 12o. pp. 122. Price 9s. London. 1820, 2. A Treatise on the Art of making Wine from natiré Fruits; exhi. ; biting the Chemical Principles on which the Art of Wine-making de
pends ; the Fruits best adapied for home-made Wines, and the Method of preparing them. By Frederic Accum. 12mo, pp. 92. Price 3s. London. 1820.
A practical Treatise to render the Art of Brewing more easy. By "1. E. N. Haymari. 12mo, pp. 117. London, 1819, M
R. ACCÚM, in compiling his Treatise on Wines, has been
much indebted to Dr. Macculloch's valuable « Remarks on the Art of making Wine"; a work by no means superseded by the present manual.
Mr. A's Treatise on Brewing must be allowed to be comprehensive, and, to the Trade, will be, we doubt not, sufficiently intelligible, baving enough of scientific principle to give certainty to the different processes, and containing some bigbly useful Tables. The chief fault of the work is, that its directions are somewhat too complicated, and relate to a scale of proceeding too large, to be readily understood and advantageously adopted by unscientific persons in their domestic operations. We trana scribe the Author's short bistorical Introduction."
• The art of preparing vinous liquors from nutritive farinaceous seeds, previously subjected to the process of germination, or malting, appears to have been known and practised in very remote ages, among those people wbo lived in countries that are not adapted for ihe culture of the grape.
The ancient Greek writers gave the name of barley wine to male liquors. The invention of brewing is ascribe
to the Egyptians; froin whence it seems to bave passed to those western nations which were set. tled by the colonies that migrated from the east. The town of Peluşium, situated on one of the mouths of the Nile, was particularly celebrated fur VOL. XVII: N: S
its manufacture of malt liquors. Herodotus attributes the discovery of the art of brewing to Isis, the wife of Osiris.
"Galen, who lived at Rome, and fourished in the reign of Antoninus Pius, and Dioscorides, the favourite of Mark Antony, were neither of them strangers to ale.
• Tacitus informs us, that beer was known in very remote ages among the northern nations, and that this liquor was the favourite drink of the Anglo-Saxons, and Danes, as it had been of their ancestors, the Germans. Before their conversion to Christianity, they believed that drinking large and frequent draughts of fermented malt liquors was one of the chief felicities which those heroes enjoyed, which were admitted into the ball of Odin.
After the introduction of agriculture into this country, malt liquors were substituted for mead, and became the most general drink of all the ancient Britons; both ale and beer is (are) mentioned in the laws of Ina, king of Wessex.
Among the different kinds of drinks provided for a royal banquet in the reign of Edward the Confessor, ale is particularly specified. In Scotland and Wales they had at that time two kinds of ale, called common ale, and aromatic ale, both of which were considered as articles of great luxury among the Welsh. Wine, it appears, was then unknown even to the king of Wales.
• Buchan, in his history of Scotland, mentions the use of malt liquor at a very early period, and calls it vinum ex frugibus corruptis.
* The heroic, but ill-fated, Mungo Park, found the art of brewing beer among the negroes in the interior parts of Africa. They prepare the seed of the Holcus Spicatus nearly in the same manner as we do barley, and he says that their beer was, to his taste, equal to the best strong malt liquor he had ever tasted in bis native country.
• All the ancient malt liquors, however, seem to have been made entirely of barley, or some other farinaceous grain, and therefore were not generally calculated for long keeping, as this quality depends considerably, though not entirely, on the bitter principle of the hops with which the liquor is impregnated. The use of this plant in the art of brewing is of modern date.'
Mr. Hayman's is a useful little volume, with calculations, tables, and an appendix strongly recommending the mixture of a proportion of unmalted barley with the regularly prepared Malt.
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