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by their interest in the soil, andi by inability to better them• selves.' On their behalf this Appeal is made. They consist chiefly of the heads of parties and of independent families who expected to establish themselves on their several allotments, by the aid of their own funds, or the exertion of their own industry. These two classes are stated to have been by far the most unfortunate, if not the exclusive sufferers, by the result of the emigration; as the mechanics and labourers found sufficient and profitable employment on the locations, so long as the funds of the superior settlers lasted, and then gradually abandoned the settlement. These remaining settlers
' were men of some property and of adventurous spirit, who came out under an agreement with their mother country to colonize an important position in the Cape settlement. They have made zealous and persevering exertions to effect that object, but have been depressed by unforeseen obstacles, and overwhelmed by a continued series of unsurmountable disasters. They were mistaken, many of them, doubtless,'in giving credit to too flattering accounts of the character and capabilities of the country; but not more culpably mistaken than the Government, that partly countenanced these accounts, and sent them to colonize it upon an injudicious and ill-concerted plan. They have exhausted their strength and resources in prosecuting the impracticable task assigned them, of rendering the Zuureveld exclusively an agricultural settlement with a dense English population. And though the meagre soil and precarious climate of Albany were amply sufficient to battle that attempt, yet they might possibly, with the support of a liberal government have 'retrieved, in some measure, their prosperity, by turning their attention more to pasturage, upon some system of extended allotments, had not Providence seen it meet to afflict them with four successive seasons of unprecedented failure in the crops, and crowned their calamities by the late destructive storm or hurricane. Their means are now utterly wasted, and their spirits quite depressed and broken. Their lands, hitherto almost un
' productive and altogether unsufficient in extent, are moreover mort. gaged to the colonial government for the stores and rations formerly supplied, and more recently, in some cases, as I understand, foe money advanced to relieve their extreme necessities."
Mr. Pringle represents, that if the Government and the public would combine to lend them a helping hand in this emergency, their re-establishment and eventual prosperity are by no means hopeless. For further information on this point, we must refer our readers to the volume itself.
ART. XII. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
In the press, The Three Brothers, or the Travels and Adventures of the Three Sherleys, in Persia, Russia, Turkey, Spain, &c. Printed from original MSS With additions and illustrations from very rare contemporaneous Works, and portraits of Sir Rothony, Sir Robert, and Lady Sherley, in 1 vol. 8vo.
In the press, Directions for Studying the Laws of England, by Roger North, Youngest Brother to Lord Keeper Guilford. Now first printed from the ori. ginal MS. in the Hargrave Collection, with notes and illustrations by a Law. yer, in a small 8vo. volume,
The Rev, Henry Moore has in the press, a Life of the Rev. John Wesley, including that of his Brother Charles ; compiled from authentic documents, many of which have never been published. It will be comprised in two large octavo volumes, the first of which is expected to be ready by the first of June. Mr. Moore was for many years the confidential Friend of Mr. Wesley, and is the only surviving Trustee of his private papers.
Preparing for publication, in octapo, the Bride of Florence ; a Play, in Five Acts: illustrative of the Manners of the Middle Ages; with Historical Notes, and Micor Poems. By Randolph FitzEustace.
Sancho, the Sacred Trophy, Unparelleled Operations of Episcopacy, with a Presbyter's Hat, is preparing for the press, by the Rev. S. H. Carlisle.
In the press, and speedily will be published, in one volume, 12mo. elegantly printed, Eleazar; an interesting Narrative of one of the Jewish Converts on the Day of Pentecost, supposed to be related by himself. By Thomas Bingo ham, Author of “ William Churchman," &c.
In the press, The Third Part of the Bible Teacher's Manual. By Mrs. Sherwood, Author of Little Henry and bis Bearer, &c.
Shortly will be published, Ella, a Poem ; lo which will be added, Elegiac Stanzas un Lord Byron. By Henry Pellatt,
the press, The Slave, a poem.
In the press, to be published in tlie course of June, the Fourth Volume of the New Series of Memoirs of the Liter tary and Philosophical Society of Manchester.
To the press, The Odes of Anacreon, in English verse, with notes biographical and critical. By W. Richardson.
In a few days will be published, Po. etic Vigils. By Bernard Barton, one vol. f.cap 8ro.
Preparing for the press, The Oratory, or Devotional Anthology.
Preparing for the press, Saint Patrick's Mission, or Ecclesiastical Retrospect of Hibernia.
In the press, Five Year's Residence in the Canadas, including a Tour through the United States, in 1823. By E. A. Talbot, Rsq. of the Talbot Settlement, Upper Canada, 2 vols. 8vo.
Mr. Conrad Cooke will publish in June, a new and complete System of Cookery and Confectionary, adapted to all capacities, and containing many Plates. This work is the result of thirty years' experience in Families of distinction, and contains important improví. ments in the Art.
In the press, A Key to the Science of Botany, in the form of conversations, By Mrs. Selwyn, with plates.
Mr. J. H. Sprague has in the press, an Appendix to the Pharmacopoeias, containing a critical examination of the London Pharmacopæia of 1824, with an extensive Supplement of approved Formulæ, &c. To which is added, a correct Translation of the last edition of the London Pharmacopæia, with explanatory notes.
The Ashantees. We understand that Mr. Dupuis, late his Britannic Majesty's Envoy and Consul at Ashantee, is about to publish a Journal of his residence in that kingdon, which is expected to throw considerable light on the origin and causes of the present war. It will comprise also his notes and researches relative to the Gold Coast, and the interior of Western Africa, chiefly collected from Arabic MSS. and informa. tiou communicated by the Moslems of Guinea.
Art. XIII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED. HISTORY
The Deserted City ; Eva, a Tale; and The Historical Life of Joanna, Queen
other Poems. By Joseph Bounda. of Naples and Countess of Provence,
120o. 6s. with correlative Details of the Literatura
THEOLOGY. and Manners of Italy and Provence in
For Christian Missions to the Hea. the Thirteenth and Fonrteenth Centuries.
then, an Oration. Delivered before the 2 vols. 8vo. with portraits, viguettes,
London Missionary Society at their an. &c. 11. 5s.
viversary, 1824. By the Rev. Edward PHILOLOGY.
Irving, A.M. A Practical German Grammar, being
*** The whole proceeds to be dea New and Easy Method of acquiring a
voted to the benefit of the widow of the thorough Knoxicdge of the German
late Rev. J. Smith, Missionary at DeLanguage; for the Use of Schools and
merara. Private Students. By John Rowbotham, Master of the Classical, Mathematical,
Sermons, and Plans of Sermons, on and Commercial Academy, Walworth.
many of the most important texts of
lloly Scripture. By the Rev. Joseph os. 6d.
Benson, 8vo, 6s.
TRAVELS AXD TOPOGRAPHY.
Scenes and Impressions in Egypt and Principles of Etymology and Grammar,
in Italy. By the author of “ Sketches
of India,” &c. 8vo. 128. &c. &c. &c. By James Gilchrist. 8vo.
Journal of a Tour in Asia Minor, with 8s. PIISIOLOGY.
comparative Remarks on the ancient
and modern Geography of that country. Physiological fragments; to which
By William Martin Leake, F.R.S. With are added, Supplementary Observations, to shew that Vital and Chemical Ener
a map. 8vo. 18s. gies are of the same nature, and both de
Journal of a Voyage to Brazil, and rived from the Solar Light, By John
Residence there, during part of the
Years 1821, 1822, 1823; including an Bywater. 8vo. 5s. 6d.
Account of the Revolution which brought POETRY.
about the Independence of the Brazilian A Midsummer Day's Dream. By Empire. By Maria Graham, Author Edwin Atherstone, Author of “ The Last of “ Residence in Inelia,” &c. &c. 4to. Days of Herculaneum," &c. f.cap. with with engravings. 21. 2s. plates engraved by G. Cooke, from de- Selections from the Works of Baron signs by Martin. 8s.
de Humboldt, relating to the Clitnate, Ancient Poetry and Romances of Inhabitants, Productions, and Mines of Spain, selected and translated. By J. Mexico, with Notes and an Introduction. Bowring, Esq. post. 8vo. 10s. 6d.
By John Taylor, Esq. Treasurer to the The Birds of Aristopbanes, translated Geological Society, &c. 850. with a into English Verse, with Notes. By the
plate and a new map, coustructed from Rev. A. F. Cary, A.M. Allthor of the the best authorities, 12s. Translation of Dante, Sro. 9s 60.
Extracts from a Journal, written on The Agamemnon of Æschylus, trans- the Coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico, lated into English, with Notes Critical in the Years 1820, 1821, and 1822. By anıl Explanatory. By John Symmons, Captain Basil Hall, Royal Navy, Author E-q. A. M. of Christ Church, Oxford. of a Voyage to Loo Choo. 2 vols post 810, 8s.
8vo. with a chart. ll. ls.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. The Letter from the Author of Professional Christianity, wbich came to hand too late for insertion in the present Number, shall appear in the next.
GENERAL INDE X.
VOL. XXI. NEW SERIES.
Aaron, tomb of, 29.
representation of, 325, et seq.
private thoughts on religion, 182, et
of his private thoughts, 187.
tionary, without points, 261, et seq. ;
Hunt, 167, 8.
description of, 452.
yard, 181; see Phillips's Sylva.
Northamptonshire, 125, et seq. ; que
vanls and expenses, 129, 30; his recep-
by Cornel Joyce, 132, &c.
among the Grecian and Pennine Alps,
siastical affairs at Geneva, 323.
morals, 8c. 309.
of natives, 248.
religion, 506 ; singular custom prevail.
1824, 366, et seq. ; principal subjects
of Robert Bloomfield, ib. el seq.
history of popery, 408, et seq. ; al-
stances of his life, 367, el seg.
Bones of St. Ursula, and of her eleven
thousand British virgins, 468.
seq. ; specimen from Anna Byns, in the
specimens of the Russian
the farewell, 67, 8; love in a boat, 68, 9.
Zealand, probable cause of, 159.
vate life of John Howard, the philan-
in Cardington Church, prepared the
dom on his last journey, 432.
Syrian clergy, 253.
natare, 438, 9; its probable cortep-
Southern Africa, 493, et seq. ; his hos-
ib. ; arrives at Littakuu,
custom prevalent among them, ib.
of religion, 54, el seq. ; subjects of the
mental discipline, 446,
of true religion, 447, 8.
from il, 154, 5.
of Scotland examined, 463, et seq. ;-atl