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So may thy languid limbs with strength be brac'd,
And glowing health support thy active soul;
Far as thou bad'it Britannia's thunder roll.
The grateful bind fhalt drink from plenty's horn:
The Poor fhall bless the day when Porr was born.'.
Ejay on Man. In Four Epifles. Inscribed to the Right Hon. the E— of C. By a Member of a respectable Šociety. 4to. 19. Wilkie.
The madefty of this Bard, who professes to write in the ftyle and manner of Mr. Pope, is equal to his capacity for fustaining the character he alfumes; as may be clearly seen in the following compliment, which, by the way, is intended for irony; the whole poem being a lampoon on the Earl of Chatham :
While crowds applaud thee with deservd huzzas,
And-monarchs envy Pynfent's juft eam'd praise. We are at a loss which to commend moft, the harmony of this couplet, or the fitnefs of the rhymes !
-What an honour must so illustrious a fatirift be to the respectable society' to which he belongs! and what pity that he should deprive his refpe&table associates of any part of the credit they would have gained on the present occafion, had he not unfortunately fappreffed the Society's name. Art. 34. Pynfent's Ghoft: A Parody on the celebrated Ballad of
William and Margaret. 4to. IS. Almon. A fcurrilous imitation of a beautiful piece of, ballad-poetry. As a spe. cimen of this fervile Imitator's fancy, spirit and politeness, we need only inform our Readers, that the ingenious gentleman represents the gholt of the late Sir William Pynfent, as reproaching the Eal of Ch-2m for his supposed apoftacy, and greeting him by the elegant appellation of VILLAIN*If this be not wit and fatire, pit, box and gallery, egad! and all that, as Bays says, what is it? • Villain, repent!
-repent tho'late Thy broken oaths and vows i Art. 35. An Epifle to the Right Hon. the Earl of Chatham, Lard Keeper of the Privy-Seal, &6&c. 4to. IS.
Bladon. If this Panegyrist of Lord Chatham's is but an indifferent poet, he appears, however, to be a modest man ;—and that is some merit, confidering what a coxcomb age we live in :-hear how humbly he speaks of himself:
This from a muse, that mounts with quiv'ring wings,
nt, while hireling pens your place revile,
To let these lays one Briton's vows reveal,
For ever hide her numbers and her name.
M E N I C A L. Art. 36. Medical Essays and Observations, being an Abridgment of
the useful Medical Papers, contained in the History and Memoir's of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Paris, from their Re-establishment in 1699, to the Year 1750, inclnfive. -Disposed under the following general Heads, viz. I. Anatomy and Surgery. 2. Esays on particular Diseases. 3. A Register of the epidemic Diseases, that reigned in Paris and its Environs, from 1746, 10 1750. 4: Animal Oeconomy. 5. Histories of Morbid Cafes. 6. Botany. 7. Mineral Waters. 8. Chemistry. Some occasional Remarks are added, and the whole illustrated with the necessary Copper-plates. In Four Volumes. By Thomas Southwell, M. D. 8vo. il. Knox.
The most comprehensive plan which has been attempted in this way, was the Collection Academique :--a plan wbich, had it been executed; would have formed a very valuable and extensively useful work. As to the abridgment and compilation now before us, Dr. Southwell thus explains the nature of his undertaking.—'I have through the whole, says he, endeavoured 10 abridge the words, and not the fense; to retain the most essential part of the several discourses, and convey the fame in the clearest, and most concise manner. I could; and for that purpose I have disposed the said memoirs under such heads, as I apprehended did best suit with the subject matter. By this means I have connected under one head the substance of several memoirs, relating to the same subject, and for this reason.
· These memoirs are, properly speaking, so many diftin&t pieces, which were read at different meetings of the academy; now, from the inevitable imperfections attending all human compositions, several of those memoirs became liable to some objections, whence necessarily did follow an eclaircissement in a second, a third, and fometimes in a fourth me: moir. To instance a case or two, the dispute about the circulation of the blood in the fretus,' and use of the foramen ovale, begun between Meff. Varignon and Mery, in 1695, revived between M. du Verney fen. and the fame Mery, in 1699, continued and carried on with great warmth, in the years 1701, 3; 4, 17, 25, and not finally determined till the year 1739. Such likewise were the disputes between M. Lemery the son, and M. Geoffroy the elder, about the artificial formation of iron, and
others. • I have collecred the subtance of those several memoirs under their respective heads, that the reader might at once see the whole matter in dispute.
: By obferving this method, many useless repetitions are avoided, which would otherwise swell the work, with no other advantage to the reader but to inhance the price.'
The utility of such a work is sufficiently obvious; and from comparing this abridgment with the memoirs from which it is made, the exe'cution we think is, in general, answerable to what the Author has here advanced. We must inform our Readers, however, that the indexes are ill drawn up, and very incompleat.—This is a great defect; for in a work of this kind, which is not lo be regularly perused, but only occafionally consulted, a full and well-digested index is particularly requisite. Art. 37. Medical and Chirurgical Observations on Inflammations of
the Eyes. On the Venereal Disease. On Ulcers; and Gunshit Wounds. By Francis Geach, Surgeon at Plymouth. Svo. IS. B. Law.
We apprehend Mr. Geach to be fome young practiser, who has been much too hafty in commencing author.--The observations are in general crude and ill-digested; the language, though pompous, very indifferent; and through the whole, there is an aukward, affected familiarity with antiquity.--The authorities of Hippocrates, Celsus, Cæl. Aurelianus, &c. are produced on every occasion; and in confirmation, of things which are as plain as the nose on the man's face.
There are dispersed through these observations, eight cases, from the perufal of which we are led to conclude, that the Anthor has seen some good practice, and may himself make a safe and useful praditioner, as the term is, notwithstanding his obvious defects as a phyliologist or pz.thologist.—The following is one of the most remarkable of these cases :
• Daniel Macknamarah, aged 40,, had about eighteen years since, a Gonorrhea, which he supposed had been cured. - About three years ago he was received into the Royal Hospital at this port, with all the fymptoms of a confirmed Lues; though he affirmed that the disorder had not been contracted a second time. The Tonsils were ulcerated; Condylomata appeared about the Anus; Chancres on the Glans and Prepuce. His pains were so severe as to keep him awake all the middle part of the night. The sleep he got was from ten to twelve, and from five to seven. He had been salivated twice without succöfs. A Caries had feized the Os Palati and the upper Jaw; the Mouth had deep yellow Ulcers. By violent sweatings, pain, and watchings, he was greatly emaciated. The cure was attempted by ordering him to receive cwica a day with his mouth open, the vapour of Cinnabar, and to drink the Decoct. Sarfae after a dose of Pil Plumeri. These were continued a month without any satisfactory amendment. Weary of this tedious process, we sought relief from a Solution of Sublimate, which was fisit tried in small quantities; the dofe augmented and lessened as his conttitution seemed to be affected. But this not availing, all mercury was forborne, and the Lenitives of Diet were substituted. Ac which juncture he was so hoarse as scarcely to speak intelligibly. The Caries was in a fpreading state, and the Ulcers were deep and fordid. He was loath. fome to approach. 'To respite a wretched being (for an absolute cure was deemed impracticable) he drank daily Two Quarts of Milk and as
When Mr. Geach tells, that many of these obfervations had met with the approbation of the eminently learned Dr. Huxham; and that Mr. Watson had perused them with great pleasure and satisfaction ;--we non this only as an artful method of smuggling an imprimatur,
much of the Sarla Decoction. This course was regularly persevere i in for the space of fix weeks, with incredible success, the Ulcers cealed to spread, and, after some time, a large portion of the upper jaw, with four teeth complete and in their sockets, came away. The Tonfils threw off large floughs, and the Ulcers which corroded the mouth became narrower and narrower. An Exfoliation succeeded from the Palate, In three months he was free from all fymptoms of the Lues, was strong, and even robaft."
The above, is a fingulat cafe ; but we cannot concur with Mr. Geach in concluding, that milk and gruel are therefore to be confidered as panaceas; or that they may vie with other anti-venereals for pre-eminence. The most difficole cates which occur in the venereal practice are such, where the infection is complicated with a scorbutic or other bad habit of body. Here the previous bad habit sometimes fo exatili assumes the appearances which were produced by the infection itsell, that it is almost impoffible to determine, when the communicated disease is removed, and consequently
, when we are to desist from the farther use of mercury.-e all fuch cafes, repeatedly to urge one course of mercury after another, is nothing more than to add strength to the disease; the medicine itself heightening the fymptoms, and aggravating every untoward appearance. Mild, antifcorbutic medicines, joined with a welldirected regimen, are the only means which can be purfwed with propriety and fuccefs.
NO V E L S.
from the French of Madam de Beaumont. 12mo. 2 Vols,
We gave some account of this agreeable series of letters in our Review for April 17:4; when the present translation (lately re-advertised) was first published, without mention of the original writer's name.
SERMON S. I. Thé Connexion between Religion and Gonurnment, and the Usefulness of both to livil Society. In Worcester-cathedral, July 13, 1966, at the A fizes. By John Rawlins, A. M. Rector of Hafelton in Glouceitershire, and Minister of Budsey and Wichamford in Worcestershire. Fletcher, 11. The Ration il Ajurunce of a Dyin Paftar.
At Fair-Street. Horfleydown, South-wark, Sept. 4, 1766, on the Death of the Rev. Mr. Benj. 'Treacher. To which is added, the Speech delivered at the grave, By Charles Bulkley. Buckland.
Ill. The Nature and Ground of R-ligious Liberty - Preached before the Right Hon. the Lord-Mayor, the Court of Aldermen, and the Liveries of the several Companies of the City of London, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, on the fifth of November. 1736. By John Myonnet, D. D. Morning-preacher of Trinity-chapel, Conduit Street ; and Rector of Welt-I ilbury, Effex. The second Edition. Owen
This is a plain, fenfible discourse, on the right of private judgment, and is re published with a view to put fome stop to the progress of the emillaries of Rome, who, it is to be feared, are, at present, too successful in fpreading their unfiriptural and detef able tenets.
For NOVEMBER, 1766.
Letters from Italy, describing the Customs and Manners of that
Country, in the years 1765, and 1766; to which is annexed, an
culiar to Englishmen, it is from them, chiefly, that defcriptions of Italy are to be expected ; and it is to Englishmen also that such descriptions are peculiarly interesting. The authors who have already obliged the world with their travels through that part of Europe, are exceedingly numerous; but the generality of them have confined their observations principally to pictures, statues, buildings, and other monuments of antiquity, without paying much regard to the manners and customs of the modern Italians : the Author of this volume, on the contrary, makes the present inhabitants of Italy, their falhions, religion, and opinions, the prime objects of his animadversion, referring his readers for the above-mentioned particulars, to such books as have been professedly written on those subjects. For the information and entertainment of those who may not yet have perused the entire volume, we shall select fuch parts as appear to us most new or interesting, without diftinguishing the particular letter in which they occur, and subjoining such transient observations as our own recollection may happen occasionally to suggest, in the manner following:
VENICE, September, 1765. "I must confess to you, that I have yet seen nothing which has afforded me so much pleasure as that extraordinary genius Mons. Voltaire. My principal motive for pafling the Alps by the way
of Geneva, was a visit to that gentleman. I knew him in the days of my youth, and had the honour to be sometimes. * Author of Ope arians in Surgery, and A Crirical Enquiry into the
State of Surger;, &c.