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SOLD ALSO BY JOHN ANDERSON, JUNIOR, AND
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Baker's History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton, Part I.
Bakewell's Travels in the Tarentaise and various Parts of the Grecian and

Pennine Alps, &c.
Beauties of Dwight
Birt's Summary of the Principles and History of Popery .
Bowring and Van Dyke's Batavian Anthology

's Specimens of the Russian Poets

Brown's, Dr. Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of John Howard, the

Philanthropist

Barchell's Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa

Border's, H. F. Lectures on Religion

- Mental Discipline

Burns's Plurality of Offices in the Church of Scotland examined

Chalmers's, Dr. Statement in Regard to the Pauperism of Glasgo

Children's Priend ..

Child's Companion

Magazine

Clarkson's Thoughts on the Necessity of improving the Condition of the

Slaves in the British Colonies, &c.
Conder's Star in the East

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Conversations on the Bible .

Cotta's Administration of Criminal Justice in England, and the Spirit of the

English Government

Cruise's Journal of a Ten Months' Residence in New Zealand

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ECLECTIC REVIEW,

For JANUARY, 1824.

Art. I. 1. Notes, during a Visit to Egypt, Nubia, the Oasis, Mount

Sinai, and Jerusalem. By Sir Frederick Henniker, Bart. 8vo. pp.

340. (Plates.) Price 12s. London, 1823. , 2. Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria and Asia Minor, during the

Years 1817 and 1818. By the Hon. Charles Leonard Irby, and
James Mangles, Commanders in the Royal Navy. Printed for

private Distribution. 8vo. London. 1823. VOUNG ENGLAND is running to look at old Egypt, the

sleeping beauty of two thousand years ago, upon whom Time, the great enchanter, turned the key, when we, a nation of yesterday, were a mere embryo,mour ancestry scattered over the wilds and woods of Germany, or sweeping the Northern seas. All her caverns, and temples, and pyramids have been shut and sealed during great part of this long interval; and now, behold the charm is dissolved, and the whole of their furniture-gods, mummies, and amulets, are found as they were left, the very colours of the paintings as fresh as ever! . Why, what is Pompeii to this spectacle? That is only an exhumated city; but here is a whole country brought to light, after having been invisible to Europeans for nearly a score of centuries. Poor Burckhardt has the merit of having led the way into Nubia ; but Mr. Bankes, who travelled in 1815, is believed to have been the first Englishman that ever succeeded in gaining the Second Cataract. In 1816, M. Drovetti, the ci-devant French consul in Egypt, together with his two agents, Rifaud and Cailliaud, accomplished the same enterprise. They were speedily followed by Mr. and Mrs. Belzoni, Captains Irby and Mangles, the Earl of Belmore and Dr. Richardson, and, in 1820, by Messrs. Waddington and Hanbury, who outventured them all. Mr. Legh, who preceded Mr. Bankes, ascended the Nile no further than Ibrim; Mr. Hamilton, Colonel Leake, and Mr. Hayes, no further than Deboud. Norden, who travelled eighty years ago, could only reach Derry; and Po

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