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cine, &c. &c. In which the Politeness, fuiy, Sense, Knowledge, and 'fud mert ji wn in the true Light. In a Letter to M. D. By C. Lucas, 8vo. .
Tonnelert is the name of a spring of mineral w many, which spring it seems Doctor Lucas, in happened to recommend in preference to Pooh contrary to the opinion of Dr. Limbourg, a phy This Dostor, as appears from the title of his le free with Dr. Lucas's opinions ; and in the pam Lucas replies to Dr. Limbourg. This controversy it may be thought by the disputants, is of too lite public in general. to deserve our particular examina Art. 11. The Art of Midwifery reduced to 1
are explained the most safe and clablished Me in each Kind of Delivery; with a Summary Translated from the French Original, writt Astruc, Royal Professor of Physic, &c. to Appendix by the Translator ; containing ception and Pregnancy; and on those Parti Dr. Astruc, which vary from the Methods Accoucheurs here. 8vo. 6s. Nourse.
I declare here (fay's Dr. Aftruc in his preface) i this work, that I have never practised midwifery.' the very front of this article, that Dr. Astruc's book Jicle value; it being, at best, nothing more than a that evidently not the most judicious. So far we res because no man can with propriety teach the practic which practice he is himself unacquainted; 2dly, bec quainted with the practice of an art, must neceffari compiling judiciously from the authors who have wri rice, having himself no experience to direct his choice.
It seems that in the year 1745 the faculty of Medi je into their heads to appoint the Docior to read lectu to the female practitioners of the obstetrical art, thoug at that time, knew little or nothing of the matter. H medecin malgré lui (cur Mock-Docior) he e'en made the few books on the subject, and commenced lecturer to the book pow before us is the substance of these lectu this as it may, Dr Altruc's name hath been sufficient different hands in the translation of his book. The last fible of the errors in the original, has subjoined a well-w half as large as the work itself, the business of which what, in the translation, he had built up. This App undoubtedly
. nccessary to be written, and is also neceffar shole who read the book ; but as building up, with an i down, can answer no good purpose, the way to avoid both, is to do neither.
• See Review for August last, p. 162.
Art. 12. Select Papers on the different Branches of Medicine. By
a Society, initituted for the Improvement of Physical Knowledge. To be continued occasionally. 8vo.
I s. 6 d. Griffin.
From the title of this pamphlet, one would naturally conclude, that the select papers, of which it is composed, were written by the members of the society. How far this is the case will appear from the following brief review of its contents :
Art. 1. A short Account of the Origin and Progress of the different Bianche's of Medicine, from the earlies Ages of Antiquity to the present time. How very short and imperfect this account must be, will easily be conceived, when we consider it as the whole history of phyfic condensed into the limits of nine 8vo pages.
Art. 2. Cafis. These cases, which fill half the pamphlet, are extracted, as we are told by this Society, from a work of Mr. Le Dran's, which has never yet been translated into the English language. The truth of this affertion will perhaps be questioned by our Readers, when they recollect that in our Review for last month, we gave them an account of Le Dran's Cases, translated by Mr. Reid.
Art. 3. On Corfumptive Disorders. Contains not one fyllable which may not be found in books that are in everybody's hands.
Art. 4. A Pathological Observation, by Dr. Haller. Consequently not by a Member.
Art. 5. Remarks on InjeElions, &c. Not worth remarking:
Art. 7. A remarkable Inftance of the Eficacy of the Extract of Hemlock, in a confirmed Cancer, by L. Roupee, M, D. The case is that of a Knight of Malta, who, having devoured all the hemlock on the island, died for want of a fresh supply.
How far the improvement of physical knowledge is to be expected from the labours of this society, may be easily gathered from this confectus of the first number of their works ; which are to be continued occasionally, but for which probably there will be no farther occasion. Art. 13. An Esay on the Practice of Midwifery. Part I. 8vo.
Sherborne printed, and sold by Kearsly in London. An abortion of which any old gentlewoman might have been delivered, withoạt violent pains or labour,
all Commanders, Officers, Factors, &c. in the East India Company's
and a Toble calculated to fir.d, at one View, any from the 11 of Auguft to the 39t of It's, for Jovely; by which is mewn the number of Dars fr Sum of Money is paid or received till the Time of counts. Tables to reduce Rupees into Sterling, a and 25. 7 d. from Rupee to 40,000 Rupees ; from one Farthing to 4000!. at 25. 5d. 25. 6. Rupe. Tables of Bombay Maunds riduced inio
of different Seers to the iMaund, with Examples to l'iew of different Weights and dirufuris used under their proper Heads. Account of the various ticles traded for in the English and Dutch Setilemer rope, &c. with the Difference of Weights and Me modiiy is fr!d by. Together with the Manner of Instructions for chuling each Article. The Duties a in each Port for all Ships trading, and goods lands sents, Fees, ôc. with Prices current, and Accounts Cargoes at each Port, with many other useful 7 lustrated with the Marks on Chinese Gold, and on exactly taken. The Whole carefully compile corrected, from a Course of upwards of Twe in a real and very extensive Trade. By R Merchant in Bombay. Folio. 125. half-bound
It appears from the pieface to these Tables, that many opportunities during his residence in several pa traniacting particular branches of trade, which nothing in such actual commerce, can bring a man thoroughly a and that it was a due regard to the little knowledge go of these things, which first prompted him to revise and p he had drawn up, relating to these subjects.—1 here i this work will prove highly acceptable to persons conce India trade. Art. 15. Letters on different subjects, in four Vols. are interspersed the Adventures of Alphonso, afier of Lisbon. By the Author of "The Unfortu Advice to her abfent Daughters.' Vols, I. an are yet published) 12mo. 6s. Bristow.
A very ingenious lady (a Mis Pennington) is the ietters; the chief design of which (if we mistake not preface) appears to have been, a vindication of her which has unfortunately been made too publicly the obj She was, it seems, very early in life, attached to the ty love between young persons of different sexes; and reduce this theory to practice, foon involved her in í proved, in the end, very disagreeable to her; and drew a chouland ill natured and indeserved reflexions upo To obviare chefe, Me here gives her own history; and own character in so amiable a light, that the moit rigid be able to find any thing in it more blameable than a
cretion, which the generous and the candid will not find it very difficult to pardon, for the sake of her many shining excellencies. In short, her ftory is entertaining, her manner of relating it pleasing, her language is polihed, her sentiments are refined, and her style is elegant. Several episodical stories are introduced, and there are various letters inserted, on fubjecis no way connected with the grand scheme of writing her own apology. As for the story of Alphonso, which composes a principal part of the work, it is to ftrangely romantic, and of so very singular a cast, that we scarce knew what to make of it. It begins in a manner extremely pathetic and affecting. The hero of the tale sees his house, with his wife, children, and all his effects, swallowed up by the evermemorable earthquake at Lisbon. He perceives a charm in the earth, near the spot where his house stood, before it was swallowed up; and, horrible as the experiment might seem, he determines to plunge into it. He descends accordingly, proceeds the Lord knows whither; falls into visionary scenes, and all is--wild as enchantment. He is now in another world ; and other beings, more than mortal, are introduced. In brief, the fair writer has given tuch specimens of the great extent and power of her imagination, in the conduct of these adventares, that we cannot help wondering at, and even, in fome degree, admiring, the very things that we can neither underfiand, nor, consequently, alcogether approve *. The other parts of her performance, however, are not liable to this objection ; for they are both moral and entertaining ; and if we add learned also, we shall not make use of too itong an epithet.
Perhaps this story may appear to more advantage when it is compleated, but the sequel seems reserved for the future volumes. Art. 16. An Account of East Florida ; with a Journal kept by John
Bartram of Philadelphia, upon a journey from St. Augustine up the River St. John's. 8vo. 45. Nicoll.
In our Review for June lalt, p. 478, we gave some account of the first part of this publication ; viz. "Mr. William Stork's account of East Florida. Mr. S. has now republihed that account, with the addition of Mr. Bar ram's Journal ; which contains many curious obfervations on the soil, climate, and natural productions of the country; and will, no doubt, be very acceptable to Botanical readers in particular, as well as to all others who are defirous of information con. cerning this new and important settlement. - This Mr. Bartram is a very extraordinary person—a felf-taught philosopher ; and one of the people called Quakers. He is a native of Peniylvania, well known and well respected in the learned world, as an able naturalist. His. knowledge in Botany has recommended him to the esteem and patronage of the great; and has procured him the honour of being appointed Botanist to his majesty, for both the Floridas.-Of the utility of which appointment, as Mr. Stork justly observes, the present Journal is a striking proof. Art. 17. A Colle&tion of the Traits of a certain free Enquirer, noted
by his Sufferings for his Opinions. 8vo. 58. Richardson and Urquhart.
A republication of some pieces formerly printed by Mr. Peter Annet; among which, however, we do not see the Nos of the famous Frie
Enquirer, for which he was prosecuted in the K-Bmw, and pu. nished, about three years ago. The tracts here reprinted, are chiefig those which appeared on the infidel side of the question, in the notable controversy concerning the Refurrection of Christ, in the yeats 1744, and 1745 ; the answers to Mr. Jackson's Letter to the Delts, and to Lord Lyttleton's Observations on St. Paul; with some others. Art. 18. The Case of Ann Counters of Angleliy, lately deceased;
lawful Wife of Richard Annesley, late Earl of Anglesey; and of her Three surviving Daughters by the said Earl. London, 1766. 8vo. IS. No Bookseller's Name.
This state of a very hard case, indeed! is drawn up by one of the three distressed daughters of a most unnatural father; and will not, we are persuaded, fail of increasing (if it is poffible to increase) the public detestation of~a character-too well known to require our farther animadversion on it. Art. 19. A Collection of State-Trials, and Proceedings upon High
Treason, and other Crimes and Misdemeanours, from the Reign of Q: Anne, to the present Time. Vol. IX. and X. Folio. 3. 34. Rivington, &c.
It is above 30 years since the Collection of State-Trials, in 8 Vols. was compleated; and many remarkable trials have since occurred, par. ticularly on account of the late rebellion; so that there seems to have been matter enough for two additional volumes.-T hele volumes, however, do not contain all the state-trials which happened within that period ; for the Editor could not, as it appears, obtain permission of the person who is proprietor of the proceedings against the rebel lords, Kilmarnock, Balmerino, &c. and of Lord Ferrers's and Lord Byron's trials, to insert those proceedings in this collection : which, no doubt, is a very material omission. But to make amends for this, we here meet with a number of trials which are not fate-trials : such as those of Eli. zabeth Canning for perjury, Miss Blandy, Eliz. Jefferies, and others, for murder; the several trials relating to the Anglesey estate ; and many other proceedings at the Old-Baily sessions, and country-allizes : making, in the whole, the far greater part of this collection ;—which is, therefore, fomewhat improperly entitled STATE-TRIALS. - Yet we agree with the Edi:or, Mr. S. N. (we know not who or what the gentleman is) that such trials for murder, perjury, forgery, &c. as are here, in this auxiliary manner, introduced, have their use : fome of them being deemed good precedents, and many points of law being determined in them. They are certainly, also, very considerable helps to history; and are, on the whole, perhaps, too material to be omitted in collections of trials, which, by confining them to fiate trials only, might be contracting the compilement within too narrow a compass, Nor muft we omit to observe, that these volumes contain several remarkable trials which were never printed before, such as those of Matthews for printing Vox Populi, Vox Dei, in 1719; Hales and Kinnerfiey for forgery, 1728; Huggins and Banbridge, wardens of the Fleet, Corbet the tipfaff, and Alon, keeper of the Marshalsea prison, all prosecuted for murder, in 1729, by order of his Majesty, on an address of the House of Commons; and Mr. Franklin's trial, in 1730, for printing A Leller from the Hague: with several new additions to many of the printed