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sot be reduced to certainty. We will The first he herd fay, gangange by,
The third then said, I fe the Kyng. . * Proximity of tongues proves col. All this he herde in his DREMYNG. lateral relation, but not derivation ; elle In plain prose, and in plain Eoglish (if it the Swedish would also be derived from fhould need explanation), “ He thought, the English. For that speech, and, I be- while he was thus fitting, that he saw lete, the Danish, are as near to the three women passing by [ganging); and English, as the real Scottish is. Pidith he thought the women to be most like to and Saxon, Scottish and English, are the three weird lifters. He heard the firit both equally derived from the Gothic, fay, as she passed by him-Lo! yonder Their great fimilarity then can be no is the Thane, &c. &c. &c.” Fooder. The Pictish was the earlier The Notes affixed to these volumes are Gołbic; the Saxon the latter ; the idiom copious, and in the main very fatisfactory. and body of the language were ever the . The Gloffary is not so complete as we fae. But nearly one half of the old could have wilhed. A number of obsoScottish words is not to be found in the lete words are not explained at all: and Sxxon, but solely in the Gothic."
there is a list of many that the Editor Next follows a list of all the Scottis poets, acknowledges himself incapable of exwità brief remarks on their respective me plaining. rits, from Tbomas Lermont, who fou- This collection is certainly a very cu. righed about the year 1290, to Alexander rions one ; and Mr Pinkerton, while he Ross, who was living in 1768.
claims our applaute as an ingenious wriThis lift appears to be very accurate; ter, is intitled to the thanks of the pu. ind to the curious in inquiries of this blic for the trouble he hath taken in profant, it will afford much information and viding them with fo rich an entertain moch entertainment.
ment. The third poet mentioned in this list is He hath published proposals for a new Andere Winton, a Canon Regular of St edition, with Notes, of Adamnanus's Life Andrew's, who wrote the Chronicle of of Columba (the celebrated founder of the Letland, about the year 1400, in verse, monastry of Icolmkill), and the lives of oThe original is preserved in the Cotton ther ancient Scottish Saints. (v.48.p.597.1 ibrary, and Mr Pinkerton proposes to We heartily with him fuccefs in his under pablith it entire, if he should meet (which taking. It will be of public service, as well me hope he will, from the specimens he as a subject of particular entertainment to bath giren) with sufficient encourage the antiquary; and no man feems better
qualified to do justice-to, at least, what In this curious Chronicle the story of may be deemed the more useful part of Wacbeth is related very circumftantially. it ; for we despise Saints as much as he, la fome inftances it materially differs and value their memorials, not for their from the tradition that Shakespear adopt. miraculous exploits, bur for the light they ed. It is the father of Macbeth (who throw on history and geography. M. proved to be the Devil in the disguise of a very handsome mao, and who leduced Tales of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries. the lady while the
From the French of M. Le Grand 2 vols.
6 s. fewed. Kearsley. to woddis made repaye For the delyte of haylsum ay) NOthing affords a more rational plea. and not the witches, who predicted
fure, than to mark the gradual proThat fa man fulde be born of wif.
gress of manners, and to compare ancient
fimplicity with modern refinement. This of power to reif him of bis lif.
coniparison there Tales will aslift us in The falutation of the weird fifters is al.
making; they may be ranked amongft lo lapposed to have been conceived by the earliest'effufions of modern literature, Macbeth in a dream,
The claims of the Troubadours to this He thoucht, quhil he was fa fyttande honourable distinction, which had been He law ibre women cum by gangaoge;
till now unqueftioned, are examined and And the women than thouchi he
disproved in the preface of M. Le Grand, There werd datyris moft-lyk to be.
the cditor, which is written with much
turn without her fon. She tore her hair, ty; but before he proceeds to do so, he and fell into a fit of phrensy. At length, gives a concise anatomical description of having recovered herself, the conjured ihose parts which are more apt to suffer her husband to tell her, without reserve, from injuries done to the head. what had happened to the youth. The Mr Bell considers all the symptoms of bofband expe&ed all this uproar, and diseases of the brain from external vio. therefore was not puzzled for an answer. lence, to originate from one of these • Wife,” said he, “ one cannot arrive to three circumstances, "from compres, my age, without baying bad experience fion of the brain, from commotion or enough in the world to know the necef concuffion, or from indammation.” Of fity of reconciling one's-self to whatever there he treats in separate sections, and, may bappen. For what do we gain by as far as the intricate nature of the sub. giving way to our afflictions ? Liften with ject will admit, he considers them as fortitude to the misfortune that happena distinct and unconnected with each other. ed to us in the country whence I come. The appearances which are induced by Your fon and myself were, on a very ful- their various combinations can be known try day, climbing up a steep and lofty only from pradlice ; but an accurate mountain. It was about nood; the sun knowledge of them, as they occur in a was vertical over our heads, and burn separate and unconnected state, will coned like fire; wben behold, on a sudden tribute much in directing the proper your fon began to diffolve, and melted treatment of them, ander whatsoever before my eyes! I would have offered form or combination they may appear. him affiftance, but knew that it would The compreffion of the brain can on. be in vain; for I recollected that you told ly be caused by a depression of the skull, me he was made of snow."
or an extravasation of fluids between it The wife knew perfectly well the mer. and the brain. In the former case, the chant's meaning. She durft not, how- elevating the depreffed bone, and in the ever, break out; but was obliged to latter, the evacuation of the extravasated swallow the liquor that she had brewed. fluid, are indications for perforating the
skull. The operation is accurately deA System of Surgery. By Benjamin Bell, scribed, and several judicious remarks Member of the Royal College of Surgeons,
are added, which tend to render it much one of the Surgeons to the Royal Infir:
more fimple, safe, and successful, than we mary, and Fellow of the Royal Society of remember to have met with in any forEdinburgh, vols. z. and 4: 8vo. 12 S. mer work, The Trepan is, for evident Illustrated with Copperplates. Elliot,
reasons, preferred to the Trephine; and Edinburgh ; Robinsons, London,
the Levator of Monf. Petit is recomTHE continuation of this useful work mended before any other. Several useI fully supports and confirms the re. ful observations concerning the propriety patation Mr Bell had acquired by the of performing the operation, or not, are two preceding volumes.
here laid down, which merit peculiar at. The third volume contains, in the tention. former part of it, the theory and prac The concussion and commotion are tice in affe&ions of the brain from exter. next confidered. We admire the au. " Dal violence. The very intricate nature thor's diagnostics; and though the event of these disorders has excited the atten. of his method of cure is not always attion of practitioners from the time of tended with success, yet it is rational, Hippocrates downward; but although and ought not to be neglected, especially some material improvements have been fince no other seems calculated to afford introduced into this branch of practice, more relief, by the industry and observations of mo. An inflammation of the brain may dern (urgeons; yet whoever is accufto. arise from depresled portions of the cra. med to the treatment of these complaints, nium irritating the dura-matter, from must allow that our knowledge of them contusion of the head, from simpie fire is ftill very deficient. Our author, ren fures or fractures of the skull without fible of the great difficulties of attaining depreslion. The first and last of these a certain koowledge concerning the na. are removed by the trepan; in the treatture and treatment of them, points out ment of contutions, the indications are, the means beft calculated to extricate To employ those means which are known this part of practice from such uncertain to prove most effectuat in preventing VOL. XLIX.
inflammation : when this is found to be receive full fatisfaction with respect to ineffectuai, To attempt the resolution every particular relative to operations on of the inflammation by general remedies the eyes. This volume abounds with and topical applications ; when the in- inventions and judicious remarks, nor flammation cannot be carried off by re- are the old methods of treatment rejectfolution, or when suppuration has taken ed without thewing sufficient cause why place, a free vent ought to be procured other more rational ones are preferred. for the matter.
The fourth volume begins thus : The subject of the next chapter is the “In the last volume of this work I treatment of the eye, and the parts im- treated fo fully of the diseases of ihe eyes, mediately connected with it ; hence it that it was not my intention to say any comprehends the confideration of those thing farther upon them: but, fince the affections to which the lachrymal paffages publication of that volume, a foreign o. are liable. Mr Bell begins with an ana. culitt, M. Jean François Pellier, having tomical description of the eye and the appeared in this country, where he has parts adjrcent; and, in order to render already acquired much reputation, I conit more intelligible, he has added a very fider it as a neceffary addition to thechap. accurate delincation of the parts defcri ter on these diseases, to communicate bed; and the engravings are executed by such parts of M. Pellier's practice as apå masterly hand.
pear to be of importance. Poffelling the Inflammation of the eyes so frequently advantages of a liberal education, a sound occurs, and is productive of so many judgement, and much experience, M Peldisorders to which there organs are liable, lier has been enabled to fuggeft improve. that it cannot be too much inlisted on. ments in the treatment of almost every Our author has therefore fully treated of disease to which the eyes are liable ; and it; pointing oat its various causes, the an uncommon degree of steadiness, conindications of cure, and the most rational joined to a quick eye-light, gives him a method of performing the various opera. command of himself and a facility of opetions required. He afterward proceeds rating, which is not often attained. I to the confideration of the following dir. think it proper likewise to remark, that eases and operations; namely, Wounds M. Pellier communicated his knowledge of the eye-lids and eye-ball ;-Tumours of the diseases of the eyes in the most canof the cye lids, such as abfceffes, meli. did manner; which puts it in my power cerous and steatomatous collections, to lay his observations before the public, waris, &c.;-Inverfion of the eye lids; he also having given me permission to do -Eversion of the eye lids ;-Concretion so. While, by giving an early account of the eye-lids ;- Flethy excrescences on of his material improvements, I thus acthe cornea ;--Abfcefles in the globe of quit myself of an obligation to the public, the eye ;-Dropsical swellings of the eye. I at the same time embrace, with much ball; - Blood effused in one or both of satisfaction, the opportunity which it the chambers of the eye;- Ulcers on the affords of announcing the merits of an cornea ;-Specks or films on the transpa. operator, who, although a stranger, and sent part of the eye ;-Protrusion of the as yet not much known in this country, globe from the focket;-Cancerous af. is perhaps one of the beft oculists in Eufictions of the eye, and the extirpation of rope." the eye-ball;- Artificial eyes;- Cataracts, Such recommendations from a man of and the treatment of them by the differ: Mr Bell's experience and judgement have ent methods of depression and extraction; great weight; and from the account he -Obliteration of the pupils by the con- gives of M. Pellier's methods of extractcretion of its fides, and ihe adhesion of ing the cataract, and curing the tistula the iris to the capful of the crystalline and lachrymalis, we fee fufficient cause for vitreous humours ;-and laftly, the Fi- bcftowing praise on a man, who, if he fela lachrymalis. There are all fully ex- has not brought these operations, espeplained, and the manner of operation re. cially that for the fiftula, to their atmoft quisite for curing them is accurately and perfection, has at least greatly improved minutely described. It would much ex. them. ceed our limits, to follow the ingenious Mr Bell next considers the diseases of author through the whole defcription; the nose and fauces, after having, as is we must, therefore, refer our readers to usual with bim, given an anatomical de. the book; in which they will not fail to scription of the parts. The fubjects