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Fund, that would, by applying the interest, prevent the shutting up of the Box, which frequently occurs in almost all their Clubs, to the great mortification and distress of many of their old and sick Members. If all the Benefit Societies would unite in hiring one large room, by meeting on different nights, they might conduct their respective concerns without inconvenience, and with a great moral and pecuniary advantage.'
The profits of this publication are devoted to the benefit of the Club. Art. XIX. The History of Rome from the Foundation of that City to the
Fall of the Eastern Empire, related in familiar Conversations, by a Father to his Children : interspersed with moral and instructive Remarks and Observations on the most leading and interesting Subjects. Designed for the Perusal of Youth. By Elizabeth Helme, (Author of Instructive Rambles, Maternal Instruction, the Histories of Èngland and Scotland, as related by a Father to his Children, &c. &c.) 4 vols.
12mo. pp. 1000. price 168. boards. W’ilkie and Robinson, 1808. MRS. Helme is one of those ladies who feel a laudable desire for the
instruction of youth: and she has used much diligence in promoting the object.
But we could wish it to be remembered, by these worthy persons, that, “ of making many books there is no end.” It does not appear to us that such a history as this was at all requisite ; since we have others on the same scale, and written in a better style. To some, however, the form of family conversations may recommend it. We are pleased with most of her moral reflections, and with her indications of reverence for the Christian faith; but now and then we have occasion to complain of her attempts to apologise for the Roman laws and customs. Surely Mrs. Helme must have forgotten her religious lessons, and what was proper in the character of a British father, when she allows him to say, that the custom of putting children to death, who were born with any. deformity,
was rectified by the consent of five being necessary to its execution.” (Vol. I. p. 24.) Art XX. A Letter from Mr. Whitbread 10 Lord Holland, on the present
Situation of Spain. 8vo. pp. 15. price 6d. Ridgeway, 1808. MR. TR. Whitbread's sentiments respecting the duty of affording assistance scarcely speak; he was one of the devoutest ministers, and was perhaps the most accurate and profcund, of the age in which he lived ; his surprising copiousness of reflection, and the grandeur and force of his illustrations, evince a niind of unusual comprehension and energy. In this treatise, theological students will find much admirable dissertation, though they should not implicitly admit, to their full extent, the whole of its principles and arguments.
to Spain are those of the whole British people; the success of the Patriots has more than satisfied the hopes of the most sanguine, and has nearly vanquished the scruples, we believe, of the most cautious and sceptical. What will be the result of their emancipation from forcign tyranny, is still a subject of anxious conjecture and apprehension. In Mr. Wi's opinion, the present moment is a highly proper one for Great Britain to make overtures of peace; and the design of his letter is chiefly to clear himself from the charge, rested on this opinion, of indifference to the liberties of Spain. Art. XXI. A Treatise of Divine Providence, General and Particular, as
relating to the Church of God in the World._By Stephen Charnock, B. D. Fellow of New College, Oxford. Fourth Edition. 8vo.
pp. 270. Price 4s. 6d. boards. Maxwell and Wilson 1808. THE republication of this excellent treatise, in a handsome and com
modious form, is much to be cominended. Of the author, we need
The editor has prefixed some particulars concerning Charnock’s life, supplementary to the account given by the original editors of his works, which were not published till after his death.
• Stephen Charnock descended from an ancient family in Lancashire, but was born in 1628, in the parish of St. Catherine Creechurch, in London, where his father, Richard Charnock, practised as a Solicitor. In 1649, he retired to Oxford, and the following year obtained a fellowship in New College. In 1652. he was incorporated Master of Arts, as he had stood in Cambridge ; and two years after was made Proctor of the University, which office he sustained with great honour and applause. Upon the expiration of his office, he went over to Ireland, and resided in the family of Henry Cromwell
. He also preached to a congregation in Dublin, and had most of the gentry and persons of quality in the city for his hearers. The Restoration puiting an end to his ministry in Dublin, he returned to London, where he spent fifteen years in retirement, and, for his further improvement, took a tour occasionally to France and Holland. At length, in 1675, he accepted a call to become joint pastor of a congregation in Crosby-square, with the Rev. Thomas Watson. In this connexion he continued about five years, till his death, the 27th of July, 1680, in the fifty.third year of his age.'
A fine portrait is prefixed, but is not stated to be engraved from any original painting Art. XXII. Abradates and Panthea; a Tragedy, in Five Acts : from the
Cyropædia of Xenophon. By John Edwards, 'of Old Court, Wick
low, Esq. 8vo. pp. 87. Ridgway. IT is fair, but “ faint praise," to say of this performance, that it is
equal to the general run of modern dramas. If it were entirely new to the reader, the plot would give it so powerful and tender an interest, as to conciliate pardon for its numerous defects and blemishes ; but as this charming narrative is better known than perhaps any other tale in ancient history, no writer can hope even to escape contempt, in pretending to dramatise it, unless he is capable of adding new pathos to the most affecting incidents, and of adorning the most exquisite and consummate beauty,
Mr. Edwards may be congratulated, if not on the success, at least on the innocence of his attempt ; it would be no breach of the decalog ie, we suppose, to improve the appearance of Raffaelle's Vadona with the addition of a wig and stomacher, or to heighten the charms of the Louvre Venus with rouge and ribbons ; instead, therefore, of blaming Mr. E. for his dulness, his common places, his neglect of oriental costume, and his teaching Cyrus to worship «Jove,” we shall civilly dismiss his formance to the repose which tragedies of the nineteenth century seeme privileged to enjoy
Art. XXIII. Divine and Moral Precepts, for the Conduct of a Chris:
tian toward God and toward Man. By John Hamond, supposed to have been the Father of Dr. Henry Hamond, &c. &c. 8vo.
175. Price 3s. 6d. Longman and Co. 1808. THESE precepts are for the most part judicious, the expression is for
cible, and the tendency scriptural. But it is not sufficient to give the best advice; it should be given in the best manner : and we fear that few young people will so far relish the quaintness and the dry abstract form of this work, as to consult it with sufficient care, or yield it the proper
obe. dience. With general approbation of its substance, and very feeble hopes of its success, we shall leave it to float or founder, as it may, among the multitude of unnecessary publications. Art. XXIV. An Address to Time ; with other Poems. By John Jackson, of
Harrop Wood, near Macclesfield, Cheshire. To this second Edition is added, an Appendix, containing various Letters of the Author to his
Friends. 8vo. pp. 76. Price 2s.6d. Longman and Co. 1808. THE object of publishing these juvenile productions, is to procure, " for
a virtuous and deserving young man, (says the Editor) that pecuniary assistance which may enable him, in some measure, to co-operate with the wishes and liberality of his patrons and friends in acquiring the very important advantage of a classical education.” The emolument arising directly from the sale of the work is likely to be but small; it may, however, attract the notice of some wealthy and liberal persons, and thus obtain the requisite aid to facilitate the author's literary pursuits. Its contents are of subordinate merit and interest ; yet they display a portion of talent so far superior to what is common in young persons of Mr. Jackson's humble origin and scanty opportunities, as to justify the concern which is expressed for his improvement: he is now, it seems, about nineteen. Art. XXV. Scrifture Versions, Hymns, and Reflections on Select Pas.
sages. By J. Waring. Designed for the Use of Young People. 8vo.
pp. 170. Price 3s. 6d. Darton and Co. Hatchard, 1808. MR. Waring's design is extremely laudable, but we fear it will not be
accomplished ; his plan is good, but very inadequately executed. To furnish the
young with serious and useful amusement, and to excite their attention and reverence toward the sacred scriptures, it is not sufficient for a writer to glow with the worthy feelings which actuate Mr. Waring; very superior talents are requisite to give fascination to solemn subjects, and to versify the histories and odes of Holy Writ, without degrading their simple dignity. It appears to us that Mr. Waring's compositions, with a few exceptions, are not better suited to the capacity and taste of children, than those of our most approved devotional poets, while they are inferior in elegance and spirit
. The idea of selecting scriptural subjects for poetical paraphrase or illustration, we have on various occasions recommended; and we still consider a performance of this kind, suitably executed, as very desirable; but where is the deyout Collins or Gray that shall undertake it? Mr, Grahame's minor poems are only a respectable approximation toward supplying the deficiency of which our author justly complains : but the appearance of a writer fully coinpetent and ready to the task is, we fear, much rather to be desired than anticipated. In the mean while, there is a large class of young people, whose morality is better than their taste, and among whom Mr. W.'s book may find a respectable circulațion.
ART. XXVI. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION,
A Statistical and Geographical Survey of matic writers, there are circumstances by · Spain and Portugal, with a detailed ac- which it may sometimes be distinguished count of the several provinces, cities and in practice. towns, in a duodecimo volume, illustrated Mr. Natt of Paisley, has in the press by coloured maps of the countries, will Cases of Diabetes, with Observations. The appear in a short time.
practice is new, and in many respects the A Vocabulary, Persian, Arabic, and reverse of that which has been generally English, is in the press; principally com- followed of late years, piled from Richardson's Persian Dictionary, Mr, Drakard of Stamford, is now printas improved by Dr. Wilkins,
ving a Guide to Burleigh House, the seat of Mr. B. Boothroyd has in the press, and the Marquis of Exeter, to be embellished will publish as speedily as a proper atten- with engravings by Messrs. Storer and tion to correctness will admit, a new edi. Greig, from drawings by Mr. E. Blore. tion of Bishop Newcome's justly admired This work, it is expected, will be ready Version of the Minor Prophets, with ad- for publication about Christmas next. ditional notes from Blaney, and Horsley on In the Spring of next year will be pubthe Prophet Hosea.
lished, the History of India, during the Speedily will be published, embellished administration of Marquis Wellesley, from with a head of Hesiod, from a genuine an- the year 1797 to 1806; comprising an extique, the Remaiņs of Hesiod, the Ascræan ; amination of his Lordship’s System of Potranslated from the Greek into English licy, both foreign and domestic; and a yerse, with a Dissertation on the Poetry complete account of the actual state of and Mythology, the Life and Era of He- the British provinces, in all their relations, giod, anù copious uotes, by Charles Abra- under the operation of that system. By ham Elton, Esq.
Laurence Dundas Campbell, Esq. To the Dr. Noehden has prepared for the press History will be prefixed an introductory a collection of German Exercises, as a Chapter, containing a Review of the Genius companion to his Grammar. This work and Character of the People of Hindûstan; will be of particular service to those who of the Principles, Constitution, and Policy wish to acquire an accurate and practical of the Native Governments; of the relaknowledge of German composition. Be- tive situation of those Governments resides the references to the Grammar, the spectively, and of the British Empire ia notes contain numerous illustrations of the India; of the General State of that Emidioms of the language. The author in-' pire and its Dependencies, during the adtends that the publication shall be followed ministration of Marquis Cornwallis and of by a volume of extracts from the best Ger- Lord Teignmouth; and, finally, of the Poman authors, which he also designs as a litical, Civil and Military Condition in vehicle for remarks and observations, ex- which it was placed at the period of Marquis planatory of the peculiarities and difficul- Wellesley's arrival in that Country. The ties that are to be met with in the cun- whole of this work is composed from offistruction and phraseology of the German cial Records, and other original Doculanguage.
ments, of which some interesting Parts Mr. Custance's Concise View of the Con- will be given in an Appendix. This Pubstitution of England will probably appear lication will be illustrated with a General in the course of this month,
Map of Hindûstan, and embellished with Mr. Aceum has in the press a System of a Portrait of the Marquis Wellesley. It Mineralogy and Mineralogical Chemistry, will form two thick volumes, Quarto, and with applications to the Arts. The work is printing on two sizes-Mediuin Paper, is formed chiefly after Hany and Brog. Price Three Guineas and a half, and Impiart, and will make three octavo volumes. perial Quarto Paper, Price Five Guineas.
Mr. J. T. Davies, of Bath, has in the The Rev. T. Stabback, Lecturer of Helpress, Observations on Carditis, or the stone, proposes to publish in two large Inflammation of the Heart, illustrated by Volumes, Octavo, the Four Gospels and cases and dissections. It is Mr. Davies's the Acts of the Apostles ; with Annotadesign to shew, that this disease. occurs tions, critical, explanatory, and practical, oftener than has been supposed, and that, chiefly selected from the most able Compontrary to the opinions of our best systementators, in Divinity, ancient and Mo
dem. To each Chapter will be added Re- contributed to its general prosperity and flections, drawn from some striking portion happiness. The Portraits will be elegantly of its Contents.
and accurately drawn, in a uniform ManAn Account of the Life and Writings of ner, from Life, or from original Pictures, the late Mr. Joseph Strutt, is in the press, and the Engravings will be perfect Facwith a correct Likeness of the Author, en.. similes of the Drawings. The Work will graved by Mr. John Ogborne, from an be published periodically, and the First original Picture in crayons, by Osias Hum- Number, containing six Portraits, each phreys, Esq.
accompanied by a short biographical noDr. Smith will shortly publish a Work tice, will appear very A limited in one volume, octavo, under the title of number of Proof Impressions will be taken Botanical Illustrations, intended as a con- off, in a superior manner, on large paper; tinuation of his Introduction to Botany. and all the Copies will be delivered as
Preparing for publication, a Series of nearly as possible according to the dates Portraits of the most eminent Persons now of orders received, for which a book is living, or lately deceased, in Great Britain opened by Messrs. Cadell and Davies. and Ireland; including the most distin- Mr. Wilkins, Author of the Antiquities guished Characters in the Senate, the of MAGNA GRÆcia, has announced a transChurch, the Navy and Army, tie learned lation of the Civil Architecture of VitryProfessions, and the various Departments vius, comprising those Books which relate of Literature and Science: those who have to the public and private Edifices of the most zealously exerted themselves in pro- Ancients, illustrated by numerous Engra. moting the Arts, Agriculture, and com- vings, with an Introduction, containing the merce of the Country, or, by their example History of the Rise, Progress, aud Decline and patronage, have most conspicuously of Architecture among the Greeks,
ART. XXVII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
Authors, consisting of a Chronological Se A Review of the Report of the Board ries of all the most valuable scarce faithof Agriculture, from the Northern De- ful Translations extant; and several never partment of England, comprising North- before published; with selected and new umberland, Durham, Cumberland, West- Notes, entirely English, Corrections, Pre, moreland, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and the faces, Lives, Maps, and Heads, from an. mountainous parts of Derbyshire; by Mr.
cient Statues, Busts, Gems, Medals, and Darshall, Author of a Treatise on Landed Paintings: Chronological and Mythological Property in England, &c. 8vo. with a
Tables, &c. 'by Francis Lee, A. M. ChapMap, 12s.
lain in Ordinary to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Member of the Asiatis
Society, royal 8vo. 6s. Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of ^ Sir Richard Phillips, Knt. one of the
GEOGRAPHY High Sheriils for the City of London and County of Middlesex, written by a Citizen gal, considerably improved from those
Wilkinson's Map of Spain and Portuof London and Assistants, 5s.
Maps published by Don Thomas Lopez ; CHEMISTRY.
including the Nautical Survey of Don Vi
cente Tofino, and the Dismemberment from The Chemical Catechisın; the third Edi- Portugal by the Treaty of 1802; with tion, containing the new Discoveries, with Historical Tables of all its component very considerable Additions. By Samuel Kingdoms, &c. Elephant Sheet, 4s. 6d. Parkes, General Manufacturing Chemist,
The Universal - Gazetteer in Miniature; 8yo, 12s.
being the Name and Situation of every CLASSICAL LITERATURE.
Place in the known World, for the use of. An English Poetical Translation of He- Geographers, News-readers, and Men of siod, with Notes, Preface, and Life, illus- Business. 2s. 6d. trated by a Bust, and Chronological and Mythological Tables; being a Specimen, Part I. of English Translation, in Poetry Report of the Arguments upon the Ap. and Prose, from the Greek Poets and Prose plication to the Court of King's Bench,