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trials, by arguments on the special verdiets, council's opinion on some of the cafes, or accounts of the prisoners, &c, &c. which are thrown in, by way of Appendix, Art. 20. A Letter to the Honourable Mr. Horace Walpole, con
cerning the Dispute between Mr. Hume and Mr. Rouffeau. 12mo. 6d. White,
Who the author of tbis Letter is, we know not : it appears pretty evident, however, that he is well acquainted with Mr. Walpole's sentiments in regard to the quarrel between Messrs. Home and Rousseau ; and many readers will probably be inclined to think that Mr. Walpole and the Letter-writer are extremely intimate. Be this as it may, the letter is addressed to Mr. Walpole, because he is supposed to have occasioned she quarrel between Mr. Hume and Mr. Rousseau, by the flippancy of his wit. The Letter-writer does not believe, that Mr. Walpole was even the innocent occasion of this fracas, and tells us, that dark suspic cions and tormenting jealousies had plainly occupied the imagination of Mr. Rousseau, before Mr. Walpole's letter was written, and that a quarrel must have happened, if it had never been written. This he endeavours to shew from Mr. Rousseau's letters; and says that Mr. Walpole's ridicule was chiefly directed againt Mr. Rousseau's persecutions, which are faid to have been exaggerated. Mr. Walpole, according to the Letterwriter, believed that these exaggerations were the tricks of a Wharlatan, who wanted the public to talk of nothing but him; and justly thought, that the gentlelt punishment he deserved was to be laughed at a little. As to Mr. Roofseau's never having injured or offended Mr. Walpole, perJonally, or as a private man, we are told, that an author affumes a kind of public character, and that every man has a right to correct his noe tions and his manners too, if either the one or the other shall stand in peed of correction,
We learn little more than this from the Letter before us, unless it be, that Mr. Rousseau ‘ is a savage, whom no offices of kindness can civie. • lize and tame, that Mr. Hume's writings are a rich and abounding • treasury of all that is either useful or entertaining,' that Mr. Walpole • has given many ingenious specimens of himself to the public, in which • he appears to be a lover of virtue, as well as of letters,' that this is • no small merit in a man of his rank, especially in times when both
are despised,' and that both his letters' (printed in the account of the dispute between Mr. Hume and Mr. Rousseau) are very spirited, very jull, and very elegant.'
What sentiments others may entertain of Mr. Walpole's conduct in this affair, we know not; to us, we are forry to fay, it appears neither confiftent with humanity nor politeness. By an ill-judged piece of pleasantry he endeavours to expose Mr. Rousseau to public ridicule, and when he finds that this gives great uneasiness to a poor unfortunate man, who had never done him any injury, instead of expressing any concerk on this account, he publishes to the world that he has a thorough contempt for him, and represents him as an object of detestation.--- We are not advocates for Mr. Rousseau ; but there appears to be a degree of petulance and infolence in this, altogether unworthy the character of Mr. Walpole.
Art. 21. The Merchant's Clerk : or, the
house made easy, with respekt to Method Ships Inwards and Outwards, and Ent: and Exportation, foreign, Coaftrise, a Forms of the several Dispatches or Ci ficers of the Cuftoms to the Masters of V. Hunter, of the Long-room, Custom
From Mr. Hunter's experience in the busin water-fide, we may reasonably presume that rules for computation here given, are to be de &c. The compact size and moderate price commend it to those who may not chuse to con publications on mercantile lubjects.--Mr. H The Out-Port Collector, and Comptroller's Gu of the Method of collecting the Duties ou Co price 6s. Likewise The Tideman's and Preve explaining the general Nature of Importation as concerns them in the Execution of WaterTo this work he has added, The Gentleman Clearing their Baggage, &c. at the Custom-h Art. 22. A Rational and Practical Treati
) taining all that is necessary to be known i qualify a young Person for Trade, or an Mathematics. The whole attempted in ar consistent Monner, and equally adapted to teaching, and the Instruction of those who ha Master. To which is added, in the Man and Demonftration of every Rule and Open · Principles either purely arithmetical, or five prehended by a Beginner. By W. Cockin Accomptant, at the Free-school in I Nicoll.
• Having, says the Author, been common this art, for a considerable number of years pa upoa examining the several treatises * bithertop I could not meet with any one, intended to init class, in which the materials were disposed in tha and rational manner, I thought they were ca into.' This was to our Author, as he adds, a i a new attempt, having reason to hope it was in these obje&tions, by molding the materials over tematical and intelligible method.'--And this, < performance, we really think he has done, with
* Here the Author, in a rote, does justice to colm's and Mr. Emerson's books; but, at the sa respects they are not well calculated for common
sArt. 23. Obfervations on the Customs and Manners of the French
Nation, in a Series of Letters, in which that Nation is vindicated from the Misrepresentations of some late Writers. By Philip Thicknefle, Esq; 8vo. 25. R. Davis, &c.
Mr. Thickneile retired into France, in the spring of the present year ; and seems, in the general, to have been so well pleased with that country, in which (if we rightly conclude from what he here says) he intends to settle that he gives a much more favourable account of it, than Dr. Smollet * and other writers of our country have done. The first of his letters is dated May 1; the latt, O&. 21; so that the intelligence we have here from that part of the world, is as fresh as we can with to have it. His account of what he could observe in France, in so short a time, is entertaining ; particularly what he says of the court of Verfailles, and of the grand monarch.
N. B. It now appears, from public advertisements, that Captain Thicknesie is author of a notable tract entitled Man-fíidwifery Analysed; of which due notice was taken in our Review, at the time of publi'cation,
• Mr. T. seems particularly piqued at Dr. S.'s fatirical representations of the Fronch manners, &c. and strongly intimates that the doctor would have given a more favourable account, had not his temper been foured by ill health, and had he converfed more with people of higher rank than innkeepers and drivers of road.carriages. Art. 24. The Hairy Giants : or a Description of Two Islands in the
South-Sea, called by the Names of Benganga and Coma, discovered by Henry Schooten of Harlem, in a Voyage begun in 1669, and finished: 1671. With an Account of the Religion, Government, &c. of those Iftands-; the Customs and Manners of the Inhabitants, who are Twelve Feet high, or thereabouts. Written in Dutch by Henry Schooten, and Englished by P. M. 8vo.. is. Printed in 1671; reprinted in 1766, for J. Spillbury, in Ruffel-Court, Covent Garden.
This is not a work of genius and humour, such as the late account of the giants, said to be written by Mr. Hor. Walpole, and mentioned in our Review for Septa p. 240; but a strange and wonderful narration, as destitute of meaning as of truth : and feems to be newly vampd, as a companion to Mr. Byron's Patagonians. Art. 25. A Genuine Colleciion of the several Pieces of Political Intel
ligence Extraordinary, Epigrams, Poetry, &c. that have appeared before the Public in detached Pieces; now carefully selected, by an Impartial Hand.
8vo. is. 6d. Butcher, in Newgate-street.
Conta nu a co'lection of the fquibs and crackers of wię which have
Hume, Mons. Voltaire, and their Afociates. 8vo.
truder into a controversy, of which he appea than what every reader might gather from th count of the Difpute, &c. of which we gave an Review; and of which tract this officious a has prudently availed himself, by plentifully formance with extraes from it. We are thould be fcandalized by such a pretended def Art. 27. A Plan for founding in Englan
great Empress, a Free University for the proper Subjects, but also People of all Nata ticularly the Borderers on her own Domini a Sketch of an Universal Liturgy for the dents, in English, Latin, and French. Vicar of East Coker, in Somersetfhire. turer at St. Mary-Hill in London, and ton-Butts. 8vo. 18. Sandby, &c.
Dr. Free having learnt that her majelty of fert some of her subjects for education, to t where they never can be admitted as regular the faid empres shall (with the allistance of found a free university at Newington-Butts ; u proper situation, and gives his reasons for fo th no place can be more convenient for the Doctor settled there ; and the Dover coach passes th feis down passengers at the sign of the Elepha advertisement, p.2.- The plan of this projected culariy laid down; and then comes the propos guages, for the use of this royal college: ini Heretics and Infidels may join without the least 1 there is not a word of Christianity in it.-Wel and ingenious Dotior all the success which is d merit of so extraordinary a project. Art. 28. Mimorials and Letters relating to 1
in the Reign of Charles the First. Publin gvo. 35. Glasgow printed, and soldi London.
This colleciion is made by Sir David Dalrym is obliged for a former volume of the same kin title, relating to the reign of James the Firit; o count in our xxviitb Vol. p. 492; and to whi being unnecessary to add any thing concerning except that we do not apprehend the papers her importance or curiosity with those contained in relate chiefly to tranfaétions in North Britain or pion, scarce descrve to be commemorated at all. Art. 29. A Survey of the City of Worcester, c
tical and Civil Givernment thereof, and t! of its Hiflory, from its Foundation to the from the boyt Authorities. Together with a is might remarkable for Grandeur, Eligance
this ancient City. Embellished with Copper-plates. By Valentine Green, of Worcester. 8vo. 55. Worcester printed for Gamidge, and sold by Dodley, &c. in London.
This work was printed by subscription, in 1764, but did not fall into our hands till very latıly, when it was advertised to be fold by the booksellers in London, li is a decent compilation, and may be very acceptable to those who are desirous of information concerning the fine old city of Worcester.
POLITICA L. Art. 30. The Privileges of the Island of Jamaica vindicated; with
an impartial Narrative of the late Dispute between the Governor and House of Representatives, upon the Case of Mr. Olyphant, a Member of that House. 8vo. 2 s. 6d. Jamaica printed ; London re-printed, for Williams, &c.
In the year 1764, a writ of venditioni erponas was executed on the coach horses of John Olyphant Efq; a member of the honourable house of assembly of Jamaica. The house, hereupon, ordered into custody the persons concerned in executing the said writ; the fame being deemed a breach of privilege: but Governor Lyttleton asumed, by virtue of his authority as chancellor, the power of discharging these delinquents; and they were accordingly discharged, in defiance of the assembly. Fired by this insult, the representatives of the people, who had hitherio proceeded with becoming moderation in this business, now took up the cause with a proper spirit ; as conceiving that not only their own peculiar privileges but even the constitutional rights and 'liberties of their constituents were at stake. Hence naturally arose such animosity between the governor and assembly as ended in the dissolution of the latter, The new assembly, however, thought it their duty to take up the cudgels which their predecessors had been forced to lay down; but their great opponent allowed them no opportunity for proving how well they could wield their weapons; for they too were presenily diffolved, and a third election took place. The third assembly met with the like fate; and the whole island was overspread wiih heat and altercation, jealousies and fears, faction and faishood.
The present masterly performance is wrote in defence of the jurisdiction, privileges, and conduct of the assembly; and is executed in such a spirited style and manner, as cannot fail of giving pleasure to every reader whole heart is warmed with the sacred fire of liberty. The contents are not of a mere local nature, confined to the affairs or the interest of Jamaica ;: for they relate to the great case of parliamentary freedom, and other important points of that glorious conftitution with which it behoves every free. born Briton to be acquainted ; in which every true -Briton will generously interest himself, and in support of which he will nobly expend not his property only, but even lile itself, when juftly called upon to hazard either, or both, in the defence of his country. . Art. 31. State Necesity considered as a Qncfiion of Law. 8vo. 15.
Bladon. This is one of the few fugitive pieces which, though halily composed, is nevertheless sensible, fpirited and pertinet. Whether the Roy. Dec. 1766.