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in our opinion, established a case of very aggravated advantage was taken. The establishment of the injury and hardship.

African lustitution and the formation of a settle MEDICINE, &c.

ment at Sierra Leone not only imposed upon the An Essay on the Bots of Horses, and other credulity and philanthropy of the nation at large, Animals. By Bracy Clark, F.L.S. Veterinary

but soon deceired the watchful guardians of the Surgeon. Sold by the Author, at No. 17, injurious to good faith and detrimental to the

state, and led their to countenance proceedings Giltspur-street.

At length, the sellish and hypocritical This ingenious quarto contains seventy.two pages character of this association becanie suspected, of letter.press, and two excellent copper plates.

through the cupidity and tyranny of some of its It is from the pen of an experienced medical man,

measures. But though it was confessed that the who combines with his profession a rare extent of

conduct of the institution at home and the progress learning and of natural knowledge. The flies of

of the settlement abroad had not fully answered the genus of Oestrus are vexatious to horses, oxen,

thie sheep, and deer. Their larvæ, or caterpillars, are

promises originally made and the expectations

geuerally entertained, still the good-nalured publie parasitical, within the living bodies of those ani

felt inclined to throw a veil over errors and to mals, Io some instances they infest the stomach, hope for better things. Time has proved that this in others the cavities of the nostrils, or under the

generosity was imprudent, and that the hope was skin of various parls. Mr. Clarke gives a rational

but a sickly dream of the imagination, Fanatics, derivation of the word “ Bot" from the French

who combine craft with enthusiasm, are never Bout, and traces its usage in many examples where

shamed by exposure nor reformed by correction. the end or bottom of things is to be denoted. This

The body in question, instead of making an inge. work embraces a copious history of those insects

nuous confession, and of submitting with becoming through all their stages, and in the several kinds

humility to the judgment of intelligent persons, of quadrupeds where they commit depredations.

make a bold push to hold the sway which has An unusual display of elegant and classical re.

been so unjustly obtained and unworthily managed. scarch illustrates the subject, and every line of the

A bill is now to be introduced into parliament for writer breathes modesty and humanity. In de

the registry of all the slares in our West India scribing the natural habits of the Oestrus it does

colonies, which is carried will at once sweep away not appear that they are, in any of their stages, 20

all the private rights of the settlers in those noxious as it is vulgarly supposed. Indeed, Mr.

islands, and completely destroy the privileges Clarke supposes the Oestrus as ordained by Nature

which the colonists have enjoyed of regulating to perform good offices to all the creatures which

their own interval concerns, and of legislating for they live upon. This is, however, an appareat

themselves in matters of a purely municipal 12stretch of benevolence, because it dops not always

ture. The work which now lies before us not only occur that good effects (according to the limited

lays open in detail the abominable iniquity of this rules of human reason) attend the courses of na

measure, as affecting the persons who will be im. ture. The predatory ravages of the animal king mediately oppressed by it, bu: shews incontro dom cannot be so esteemed. But when that sys vertibly that it must end either in the entire ruin tem of destruction is coupled with the consequent of the colonies or a separation of them from the increased scope of creation, we see the necessity parent state. It is evident that this pampilet is for a rapid succession of individuals, in order to

drawn up by one who has a very minute acquaintmaintain and to multiply the countless numbers of

ance will our West Indian possessions, nor less living beings. If we dare to ask the why and

with the history of the African Institution, the wherefore of this system, we receive no reply.

true character of which is there exhibited from The majestic fial of Providence wants no apology,

the offices of government or the reports of the con nor needs the feeble explanations of our intellect. mittee. We shall close our account of this valuIt is wise. It is good.

able and most seasonable performance, by extraci. Medical Transactions of the Royal College ing the warning with which it terviuates. of Physicians of London. Vol. V. 125, ** The African Institution, libe other public bodies,

Treatise on Rheumarism and Rheumatic must be judged of. not from the character of the Affections, with Domestic Methods of Cure. individual members, but from the acts door ja By Wm. Hickman. Is. 60.

their collective capacity. Considering then in this

point of view, enough has been said to sbew that MISCELLANEOUS,

they have made no scruple of suppressing truth, ia Thoughts on the Abolition of the Slave order to promote their views, or support their Trade, and Civilization of Africa ; with Re- popularity: that by assuming the exercise of off

cial functions, and sending out instructions to the marks on the African Institution, and an

offiers of his Majesty's bary, and the courts of Examination of the Report of their Commit

ricm-admiralty, they have provoked the resentment tee, recommending a general Registry of of foreign powers, and brought expense and disho. Slaves in the British West ludia Islands. nour upon the nation; that they have employed 8vo. 48. od.

their parliamentary influrnce and exertions in car. This is a most iniportant publication, which rying measures calculated to promote the pecu. ought to be seriously examined by every person viary emolument of individual meinbers of their who has the interests and honour of the British owu body; that while they profess philanthropy, empire at lieart. A destructive spirit of fanaticism tliey practice batrid, malice, and all manner of has long been increasing in this country, and suc. uncharitableness, in misrepresenting the notives ceeded in multiplying the means of mischief uuder and calumnialing the characler of the whole West specious prelences of public good. Ainong other India population; that by their intemperate publi. laudable acts which have been rendered instrul cations they influence the minds of the slares mental in some degree to the promotion of the against the white inhabitants; that they now urge Jesuitical objects of the party actuated by this parliament to measures which cannot but termi. spirit, the abolition of the slave trade was one

nate in the most serious evils both to the molber that presented an opportunity of procuring power country and the colonies; and that in their deal and patronage, and of whicla consequently every for huinanity, they forget both justice and policy.

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« Let, then, those who associated themselves mercial branches, are pressed with difficulties, and with the African Institution from the best and Jabouring under a temporary embarrassment, must porest motives, and whose rank and character give be readily admitted ; but all this is the necessary a sanction to their proceedings, but who at present consequence of the long and eventful struggle in are only sleeping partners in the concern, open which the country has been engaged. Time and their eyes to the manner in which those specious prudence will aineliorate those evils without the men who direct its councils have pursued their immediate application of quack medicines; and if own private objects of interest or popularity, and the people of this nation will only have patience perverted the influence of the society to purposes and fortitude enough to submit to self-command, so foreign to those laudable objects for which it instead of listening to grumblers and empirics, they was originally established. Let parliament and

will find their condition improving every day the public too be guided by reason, not led away though not with the rapidity which inflames the by fanaticism. So shall Great Britain continue lo imagination of the speculator, and fills the coffers Nourisà in the possessing of those sources of of agents and contractors. wealth and power in which Buonaparte sighed The Speech of Charles Phillips, Esq. Bar. amidst all his conquests, – ships, colonies, and rister, as delivered by him in the Court of commerce; and the inhabitants of the West Indies

Common Pleas, Dublin, in the case of Guth. be freed from the danger with which they are now menaced, by the projects of modern philoso- ginal Introduction considerably enlarged,

rie versus Sterne, for Adultery, with the oriphers and visionary enthusiasts." Postscript to a Letter to the Editor of the

and with Remarks upon a recent Critique in Edinburgh Review. By the Earl of Elgin. G. White, A. M.

the Edinburgh Review. By the Rev. Henry

810, Is. 6d. Avo. Is. 6d. * More last words" of the noble diplomatist,

This speech haviog attracted considerable notice from which we learn that either the inemory of his

when published, occasioned a very laboured ar.

ticle in the Edinburgh Review upon the general lordship or his inventive faculty improves very

characteristics of Irish oratory, which the critic much every day.' In his former recollections he was confident that the packages belonging 10

crusured in terms of great severity, but with consi.

derable ability. The metaphorical style of Mr, 3r. Tweddell were sent to England in the Lord Dancan; but as it appears that nothing of the kind

Phillips's oralion certainly merited animadversion;

but at the same time it must be admitted liat the found their way into that sinip, tiie noble earl lines happily bit upon another conjecture, and says in

reviewer had a greater duty to perforn than that the present pamphlet: " Upon tasking my memory

of detecting verbal inaccuracies, and of exposing Bo the ullermosi, I have now a striking conviction

llaws in composition. In the introduction to this and belief that the packages for Mr. Tweddoll were

edition, therefore, the author of this critique is put on board the New Adventure, an armed trans.

himself very properly chastised for beglecting to

dwell in a forcible manner upon the subject of the port, which was sent home in 1800, by General Keisler; in which also I shipped some very valu.

speech, and for centining his attention to what is able effects of my own. The transport, I under

of little comparative iniportance, the language of

the speaker. “When such indifference is mani. sland, was wrecked, and my effects, and, I believe,

fested by persons of intelligence," says Mr. White, every thing else op board was 1991." This is lacky

“ is it to be wondered at that the same frigid in. caough, in one respect, but how does it account for the separation of tlic effects, and the actual arrival

sensibility should he evinced by the general mind? of some of the effects in England? His lordship

and that the common notice of the deplorable fact

should be confined to some transient expression of hakes soine very severe reflections on the late Professor Carlyle, wlio is called “a prejudiced wit.

regret, a slight reflection upon the parties, and ness;" anu he inore tan insinuates that Mr. Spen.

an every day conclusiou that “ such things are?" cer Smith is the proper person to give an account Thoughts on the Causes and Consequences of the lost property. As the last-mentioned gentle.

of the present depressed State of Agricultural maa is ca;able of giving a very full explanation on

Produce, addressed to the Consideration of the subject we shall suspend all obscrvation tillliis evidence appears.

those who have Property in the Funds. 8vo. A Review of the present ruined Condition pp. 16. of the Landed and Agricultural Interests, with

All that we can gather from the thoughts of this

writer is, that the agriculturists are in a very deObservations on the Extent of their Losses pressed condition compared to that in which they and Distresses-the Origin and History of were a few years ago, when provisions of every these Distresses-the Funding System—the kind were so high as to occasiou bitter complaints Sinking Fund-the Burthen of the Poor in the other classes of society. But with all due the System of 'Tythes in Kind-- Stock Job submission to the ingenious author of this tract, bing-Usury through the Medium of Re who shews abundant learning by the profusion of deemable Annuities–Employment of dis

bis metaphors, and the elegance of his quotatious, charged Soldiers and Sailors—the Public

the primary cause of the grievances fiere displayed

and lamented, is to be traced to the owners and Debt, and the Expediency of supporting the occupiers of the lands, the one in sciewing their Public Faith to its Creditors-The Reduction

rents as high as possible, and the other in becom. of the Legal Rate of Interest of Money-the ing so far the dupes of avarice as to think that the Reduction of Rents. By Richard Preston, artificial state of things which gave them a mo. Esq. M.P. 8vo. 2s. 6d.

mentary advantage over their fellow.subjects was We might on every principle of justice dispatch

to last for ever. Both have been disappointed, aod Lhis coarse and heavy painphlet by demurring to

though we have no right to mock at the misfor. the title-page, where the landed and agricultural

tunes and imprudence of others, we shall contend interests are roundly said to be in a ruined condi.

that the rest of the community ought not to be burtion, which is not true. That these in:erests, in

thened to relieve them from the consequences of common with those of the manufacturing and come

their errors.

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are deliveated. Ifauy doubt could at all be started The Danger of Premature Interment

on the subject, the picture of Count Marmozetti in

the third volume would at once decide the maiter, proved from many remarkable instances,

for the portrait, though a little overcharged, is too By Jos. Taylor. 45. 6d.

strong a resemblance to be mistaken. Though the A Treatise on Canals and Reservoirs;

satire is cutting, and many of the descriptions are Observations on the best Mode of carding, wrought up in the glowing manner of the celeroving, drawing, and spinning all kinds of brated “ Atlantis" of Mrs. Manley, yet the trin. Cotton Twist; Instructions for the designing cipal story is artrully told, and in a style much and building of Corn Mills, &c. By John superior to the ordinary run of such produce

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the Peer, the Lawyer, and the Hunchback.

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sl, 16s.; large paper, 71. 45. Observations on Banks for Savings. Ву the Right Hon. Geo. Rose. 2s.

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A respectful Address to the Archbishops, a Pocm. 810, 5s, 60, Bishops, Clergy and other Members of the Our readers are not to be informed that these two Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, tales are the production of a noble bard whose on certain Inconsistencies and Contradictions versatile genius bas obtained a great and deserved which have appeared of late in some of the celebrity. But though we are scady to admit the

fullest extent, books and tracts of that Society. Is. An Examination of Mr. Dealtry's Review justice compels us to call in question the moral

poetic claims of Lord Byron to th

trudeucy of them. None of his pieces that we of Norris on the British and Foreign Bible

bare lead can be said to elcvate the mentai digpi. Society; with Remarks on the Nature and

ly of man, by exhibiting the inward beauty of vir. Tendeney of that Inscitution. By a Clergy- we, and the real deformity of vice. He delights man of the Diocese of London. 3s. 6d. in subjects that are revolting to humanity, and in

drawing characters that ought, if possible, to be NATURAL HISTORY,

buried in darkness. Such is the case in the preTransactions of the Linnæan Society of sent instalice, where the bravery and callous obdu. London, Vol. XI. Part 2. 4to. il, ils. 6d. racy of a renegade constitute the subject of me Elements of Concholegy according to the

first story, and the incestuous loves of Purasina, Linnæan System, illustrated by 28 plates

wife of the Marquis of Este, and Hugo, his bas.

taid son, form the theme of the second. Now, drawn from Nature. By the Rev. E J. Bur

whatever may be said of the poetry, which is far TOW, A. M. F.L.S. cr. 8vo. 12s.

from being equal to the former works of the noble

autior, the stories are of a character little adapted NOVELS, TALES.

to improve the mind, by kindling an abhorrence of The Prince, or the Royal Libertines. 3

1. eachery aud lust. In the first piece, the voice of vols. 12mo,

a ghost is described as the " sighing of the viod The scene of this romance is placed in Italy, through some hollow stone;" which resemblance it and the characters are for the most part repre. seenis occurs in an unpublished poem written by sented as being of the sainc country; but it is eri. Mr. Coleridge, but which huis lordship had not seen

POETRY.

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when his own was composed. This vindication of Undoubtedly Pope never produced any thing to himself from the suspicion of plagiarism is ludi. equal this; but we can tell Lord Byron that, if the crous enough, when we read in the second poem present poem lias been printed in consequence of the following lines, without any reference to Mr. his sanction, he is accountable for giving a faise Burke's well-known picture of the unfortunate character. Marie Antoinette :

Prescience ; or the Secrets of Divination, Then had her eye in sorrow wept,

By Edw. Smedley, jun. sm. 8vo. 75. 6d. A thousand warriors forth had leapt;

Infancy; or the Economy of Nature in A thousand swords had sheathless shone,

the Progress of Human Life. Svo. 5s. 6d. And made her quarrel all their own.

Ocean, Steila, and other Poems. By Here we have the exact words of Burke turned Cato verse without the slightest acknowledgment, John Mackenzie, D, D, minister of Port though in the saine publication the scrupulous du.

Patrick. fc. 8vo. 6s. thor feels it an act of duty to insert an apologetical

The Poetical Satirist,

23. od. Dole to justify himself from a charge which nerer The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, could be made, and that for no other purpose than esq. Poet Laureate. 13 vols. fc. 8vo. 41.16s. to pay a compliment to his friend Coleridge for hav.

POLITICS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY. ing discovered, what no one ever witnessed, that

A Letter to William Wilberforce, esq. M.P. the sigh of a ghost is like the whistling of the wind through a hollow stope.

on the subject of Impressment: calling or The Story of Rimini, a poem. By Leigla him and the Philanthropists of this country, Hunt, 12mo.

to prove those feelings they expressed in the Poetry like poverty brings a man into strange

cause of humanity on Negro Slavery, by company; and of this a notable instance happens acting with the same ardour and zeal in the just now in the noble author of the Corsair, who cause of British Seamen. Published for the hias, by his popularity and condescension, brought Benefit of the Maritime Society. By Thohimself into it state of great familiarity with the mas Urquhart. sous of song. In the by-gone days, as our vorthern peighbours would say, there was much friendship

The system of impressment for the service of between bards of high and low degree, of which the

the royal navy has too long been a disgrace to intimacy between Trior and Dorset may be ad.

our country, and we cordially agree with the author, duced as a proof: but even in those times the free

who, as a scaman, speaks from experience on this dom of private intercourse and correspondence subject, that had only part of the ardour and ta

lents, bestowed on the question of Negro Slavery never made the cominoner forget his distance in public. Thus far, then, it appears, that a great

and other topics, been exerted in behalf of our improvement, or rather change, in manners has

sailors, this anomaly must long since have been baLaken place, for the relator of this story, which he

nished from a country whose inhabitants justly calis a poein, ushers it into the world in a very

pride themselves upon the high degree of civil li. pleasant piece of chit chat, the object of wirich is, berty which they enjov. We trust that the present

pamphlet will have the effect of stimulating some to shew on what a fouting be stands with some of the nobility. His dedication opens thus:

public-spirited mind to the laudable attempt of “ My dear Byron,--You see what you have

applying a remedy to this evil. In treating of the brought yourself to by liking my verses. It is

Negrous, Mr. Urquhart mentions a curious fact, taking you unawares, I allow; but you yourself which we shall beg leave to quote:have set example now-a-days of poet's dedicating ing the gross delusiou practised upou the public oa

“I shall produce another circumstance, as she to poet; and it is onder that noble title, as well

the subject of the treatment of negroes in the West as the still nobler one of friend, that I now address

Indies:-in the print-shops in London, a negro is you, &c." The easy impudence of this address, and the un

represented with an iron mouth-piece, with a view

to make the public suppose, that this mouth-piece grammatical vulgarity of the laaguage, cannot but

is put on to prevent the siave from eating sugar bring to our recollection the polished manuers of Tom Shuffleton in the comedy; but if right honor.

or cane; yet the whole of the inference intended ables will give encouragement to such persons, they

to be drawn from this subject is false. There is a bave no right to complain of behavior which is

distemper 10 which negroes are subject, and at natural in the society they have chosen. Of the

which time they are in the habit, unless forcibly book itself we shall only say, that the subject is

prevented, of eating earth ; at this time their mouth

is covered until a cure can be effected. This is taken from an episode in Danie; but inosi miserably expanded in the present version. Mr. Hunt

the secret of the terrific mouth-piece, which has in a preface, which we suppose is intended to rival

been the topic of so much invective against West

lodians." Dryden's critical pieces, treats Pope with the most

Columbanus ad Hibernos. No, VII, 6s, audacious severity, and elegantly compares his versification to the monotonous sound of a parish

A Short Review of the Reports of the bell; after this who would expect such poetry as African Institution, and of the Controversy the following:

with Dr. Thorpe, with some Reasons against Por in this manner is the square set out ;-

the Registry of Slaves in the British ColoThe sides, path deep, are crowded round about,

nies. By Gilbert Mathison, esq.

3s, 6d. And faced with guards, who keep the road entire; Proposals for an Econoinical and Secure And opposite to these a brilliant quire

Currency, with Observations on the Profits of Of knights and ladies bold the central spoi the Bank of England, as they regard the PubSeated in groups, upon a grassy plot;

lic and the Proprietors of Bank Stock. Ву The scats with boughs are shaded from above

David Ricardo, esq. Of early trees, transplanted from a giore,

Letters addressed to the Proprietors of And in the midst, fresh whistling through the scene, A lightsome fountain starts from out the green :

Bank Stock. By an old Proprietor. is. Clear and compact, till at its height o'errun,

Address to the Proprietors of Bank Stoel. li shakes its loosening silver in the sun.

on the Management of the Governor

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therefore glad are we now to renew our acquaintLetter to a Member of Parliament on the

ance with him, especially in passing over the in.

teresting spot where the redemption of Europe Slavery of the Christians at Algiers. By

was accomplished. Instead, however, of giving a Walter Croker, esq. R. N. IS.

general character of this volume, which in no reObservations on the Income Tax ; set- spect stands in need of our recommendation, we ting forth its injustice and impolicy, and its shall be content with a few extracts relating to the inquisitorial nature, &c.

battle of Waterloo and our illustrious commander. An Address to the House of Commons on "The Duke of Wellingtov, during the whole of the State of the Nation. By a Yorkshire

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nities to plunge into their rauks, avd occasionally Blore, esq. of the Society of the Middle

fighting hand to hand with parties of our caralry ; Temple, and F.S.A. Author of The History

it was at this moment that derotion took the of the County of Rutland. Second edition, place of animation, and each individual of Wels 400, 158.

lington's army felt that he had but to tall without VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.

flinching;-it was at thus moinent that the Duke Páris revisited in 1815, by way of Brussels; is said to have prayed for the Prussiaus, or for including a walk over the field of batile at niglit,-and to liave exposed himselt as much as Waterloo. By John Scott, Svo.

the tnost forward grenadier of a crack corps-sal,

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