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Exclusive of the theory, this work is intitled trigonometry..
To which is added, 20 Ap. so approbation, as containing a useful com- pendix, containing the solution of a problem, pendium of the elements of midwifery, and for ascertaining the latitude and loogitude of of the treatment of the diseases chiefly inci- a place, together with the apparent time. dent to puerperal women and infants. C. By the Rev. George Walker, F. R. S. 114
A treatise on the nature and quality of the boards. Johnson. – The subject has not difcases of the liver and biliary ducts, &c. been so comprehensively and accurately dif By R. Bath, surgeon. Newbery. cussed in any treatise which we have seen. M One of (bose smarterers in phyfic, who have just talents sufficient to impoie upon the ig.
Belles Lettres, Criticism, &c. norant, but “ make the learned smile.” A Dictionary, Perfian, Arabic, and Eng. Desigoed to recommend a quack medicine. C. lith; to which is prefised, A Differtation ca
A treatise concerning Porisms. By Robert the languages, literature, and mangers, di Simfon, M. D. [Profefor of Mathematics in Eastern nations. By John Richardson, Eky
; the university of Glasgow). No J. 2 s. 6 d. F. S. A. of the Middle Temple, and of Wade Nourse. Dr Robert Simson was generally ham college, Oxford. Fol. sl. ss. You confcfied to be the best geometrician of she ray. - The real lovers of learning and phiage, and was particularly killed in the geo- losophy must receive fincere pleasure tica metry of the ancients, the purity of which an attempt to trace literature to its fource, he endeavoured to retrieve, and preserve to add to make the East as well as the Wel the moderns. To him, we have long been contribute her share to the general improve. jodebted for the most correct copy of Eu- ment. With peculiar satisfaction we eclid's Elements, that, perhaps, is now in nounce the appearance of a work which being. Very little begides of his valuable tends to promote this purpose; a work mici performances were published in his lifetime; desired, and long expected ; the delign of but the rol of them have lately been printed which has been undertaken, abandoned, te at the expence of the Earl Stanhope, a no- fumed, by men of equal industry and abil. bieman celebrated for his great knowledge ties; and which the unwearied labourse of those subjects, and for his protection and Mr Richardson have at length brought 101 encouragement to the profeffors of them. conclusion. - This Didionary, in a grea Thefe pofthumous pieces consist of a restora. measure, fupplies the defects of Menial, tion of Apollonius's treatise on Determinate by giving at least sooo Perfian and Araks Sections; a restoration of Euclid's book on words, phrases, and additional fignification, Porisins, with three other pieces on Loga. which he had totally omitted. Mr Richarzrithms ; on the Limits of Quantities and son has likewise corrected innumerable mi Ratios; and Problems, illustrating princi- takes in that author, by collating him wa pally the Analysis of the ancient Geometers. Golius, Giggeus, Caftellus, and Orber price: *These works are all written in the Latin cd books, and manuscripts of great 201bcolanguage, and the fow copies of the book ty. The volume now published runs com which were printed, were presented to per- pletely through the Arabic and Pertand! fons ikilled in mathematical learning. This phabet ; so that it may be considered as circumilence suggested to Mc Lawson the whole, independent of the second volaz, propriety of extending the usefulness of this which will contain the English alphabet ta work to a greater length, by publishing it to lated into the Oriental languages. — A to the world, and rendering it easy to be pro. Asiatic writers frequently allnde 10 cuftoms, cured by every person. This number con- beliefs, personages, and events, little kaosa tains a translation of Dr Simson's prefice, in Europe, the auihor has inserted, in die and of about one fourth of the treacife on phabetical order, many important obferra Posilms; and the learned editor says, he tions, collected from a great variety of chas will for two or three months wait the issue Biels, upon these interesting subjects. of the file of this ti ft number; and if he hai every where alilled the researches of t: finds that it will defray the expence, though philologilt, with the information of the barely, and without any confideration for storian, and the reasoning of the phils: his tiine and labour, he will proceed to finish pher; and as he has been uncommonly the work in three move such Numbers. C. cunite in pursuing a walk of literature who - Dr Simfon's treatise of Conic Sections, seems to be too little frequented, we ks and Luci Piri, both in Latin, and in 410, he will be joduced to continue is, nor does were publified in his lifetime.
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teen addressed to Mr Faulkner, three to Do Julia de Roubigné; a tale. In a series of Madden, one to Mr Sexton, two to Mr Ders ters, published by the author of the Man rick, and one to the Earl of Arran. They
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Plays and Poetry. i exchequer, Edinburgh] former produc. The Dramatic Works of George Colman. oas. M.
4 vols. il. is. Becket.--- A collection of The lacas; or, The de fruction of the the dramatic productions of a writer who mpire of Peru. By M. Marmontel. 2 vols. hath long, and deservedly, in this walk of $. fewed. Nourje. In this work M. literature, (as well as in some others), been Harmontel has chosen a subject every way a favourite with the public. The contents vitable to the exertion of shofe talents by are, 1. The Jealous Wife ; 2. The Clande-hich he has distinguiled himself, Tlestine Marriage, (the joint production of Me bjects of his description are fplendid and Colman and Mr Garrick); 3. The English omantic, the manners of the lacus are full Merchant; 4. The Man of Business ; s. Man $ afford pleasure to the imagination, both and Wife,- all comedies; -- 6. Philaster, a y their novelty and innocence, and the hii tragedy, with alterations from Beaumont and Corical transactions mentioned in the nar. Fletcher; 7. King Lear, ditro, from ShakefEtive, are adspied to excite the moit lively peare; 8. Epiewne, a comedy, from Ben emotions of horror, indignation, and tym Johnson ; 9. Polly Honeycombe, a dramatic -athy. The detign of the author is obviiul. iovel; 10. The Musical Lady, a farce ; y to expose the superstitious and deitructive 13. The deuce is in him, ditto ; 12. The spirit of' fanaticism, by which the Spaniards Oxonian in town, a comedy in two aas į were so much actuated in the conquet of 13. The Portrair, a burletta ; 14. The Fairy Peru; a design that is founded on the in:c- Prince, a maique; 15. An Occasional PreAs of humanity, anu in the execuiigo of luce; 16. The spicen, a comic piece of two
acts; 17. New Brooms, an occafional pre -This collection contains above 2.5o pore, Jude. M.
and extracts from the works of the most ce April-Day; a burletta, in three ads. By nent poets in the English language. Tie the author of Midas. As performed at compiler has aot only selected fuct u the theatre-royal in the Haymarket. The remarkable for sheir beauty and Cabliez music by Dr Arnold. Kearsley. A but such also as are fraught with sobie o whimsical drama, abounding with those dou- timeats, and excellent precepts of motion ble rhymes, cramp words, irregular verfifi- It is therefore extremely well calculated cation, and other burlesque peculiarities, the use of those readers who wish to bux. that distinguish the buffoon operas of Mr great variety in a finall compass. C O'Hara. M.
Sir Martyn ; a poem, in the placed The Sheep Shearing; a dramatic pastoral, Spenser. By William Julius Mickle. :L44 in three ads. Taken from Shakespeare. As Flexney. The republication, unda i en it is performed at the theatre in the Haymar. title, of a poem called the Concubine, was ket. is. Kearsley. -An extract from the first appeared about ten years ago, and that Winter's Tale. M.
since that time gone through several editca The Fairy Tale. In two acts. Taken Equally poctical and moral, while it pas from Shakespeare. As performed in the in lively colours the guilty joys, it erbios Haymarket. Cod. Kearsey. Ditto from friking representation of the pernicion e Midfunimer Nighi's Dream. M.
fequences of libertinism. C. The Quaker ; a comic opera.
Caprivity, a poem ; and Celadon and is formed at the theatre-royal in Drury-lane. dia, a tale. Dedicated, by permisissa, e Is, Bell.
A lit:le piece, abounding with the Duchess of Devonshire.' By Mrs Roots Strokes of morality, and not destitute of bu- son. Becket.
-Two reasons prece We cannot say much in favour of the criticism here : The poems are the produ poetry. M.
tion of a lady; and that lady is — weke Percy; a tragedy. As it is acted at the py. M. theatre-royal in Covent-Garden. I s. 6 d.
Mount Pleasant; a descriptive poems. T8 Cadell. This tragedy, though not the best, which is added, an Ode. 25. Jeba24 is, perhaps, the bloodiest produđion of the He who can be satisfied with an elegia pel modern drama. Daggers, poison, madness, ture of Liverpool, its public buildings
, it and death, unite to astonish and surprisc. in agreeable poetry, has not occafion is er We think it could not be more affecting, vel any farther than to our author's M unless all the characters had expired, and Pleasant. C. pone but the dead left to bury the dead. A prospect from Barrow Hill, neur The author (Miss Hannah More] is more ob. chester, in Staffordshire.
I S. Balduisliged to a French piece (the Gabrielle de Vergy This performance is by no means contact of M. de Belloy) than the seems willing to tible; although Barrow Hill most not laul acknowledge. C. Percy holds no con. its head so high as Grongar's Hill, or Cor temptible Gation in the ranks of modern per's Hill. C. tragedy. The fable is, with much address, Richmond Hill; a poem. By Charts accommodated to the old sory of Chevy Crawford, Esq; is. Becke. Sobe im Chace; the characters, with the happy ad- here and there not bad ; but how a night dition of Lord Raby, are copied from Belo gale can be said to tune her shell, we cares Joy; the sentiments are, many of them, na comprchend; nor do we like the fregers tural and delicate ; and ihe language, in ge. use of the Alexandrines. C. neral, is flowing and easy, though not 10 The Ciceroniad. A poem, inscribed tally free from female prettinefies. The William Earl of Mansfield : With a det Prologue and Epilogue (669 ) were written cation to his Lordship. 25. Ber. Th: by Mr Garrick ; and both are conceived in plan of the Ciceroniad is briefly this: Tak that easy, happy vein, which, fur thele lant is feat from the fhades, to determine the thirty years, hath so successfully contributed different precenGons of our bar-orators to to afií Englion writers, and exhilaratę an the prize allotted to superiority of mert 1 EngliMh audience M.
their profession. The pleaders, according Poems, consisting chiefly of translations assemble, and affere their respective class from the Alaric languages. To which are which gives the poet an opportunin added, iwo eslays : 1. On the poety of the kerching their characters: and fome of tber Eastern nations; 2. On the aris commonly are severely satirised. The palm is before called imitative. 65. Conant, &c. on Lord Mansfield; who, upright judges this second edition of Mr Jones's elegant he is, it is hoped, will doly weigh the *** poems, &c. there are some additional Lacin of this complimeni, fhould Du poems, which are, in every respect, worthy Th Le prosecute the author for a libel of their learned and ingenious author. M. There are many good lines interfperless
The Poetical Preceptor. 3 s. Growder, this very unequal pesformance. M.
Verses written on several occasions, between Now Glent had they reach'd a mountain's the years 1912 and 1721. 2 s. 6d. Becket.
fide, -Thefe Verses are said to be the produc- Whose paths vnviolated forests bide : tion of Judge Burnet, son of the bishop of There pausd awhile their steps, while cach that name. They are evidently, juvenile, survey'd and ought fill to have remained in the ob- The diftant ruin, from the friendly shade.fcurity in which they have lain fo many At length the wretched mother thus began,
While down her cheeks the liquid sorrows Elegies. 1. On the death of Samuel Foote, Efq; 2. On age. By Thomas Holcroft, of The « wretched MOTHER” now delithe theatre-royal, Drury.lane. 15. Bew. meates the horrid scenes of hostile invasion; These little, hasty, occasional effufions of but the draws with an American pencil. She rhyming grief, are generally dictated by friend. exhibits the " reeking blade”-i the bloody Thip; to criticise them, might, therefore, be crofs of Britain,” waving in the van of " an thought to imply, in some degree, a want of host of flaves," and " pointing to deeds of fympathetic feeling, and of humanity: we Death." thali, for this reason, only observe, that Expresions, however, of this irritable Lyttelton's, and Brown's, and Shaw's ma kind, it is to be apprehended, will not pronodies, remain still unrivalled. M.
duce, on this fide of the Atlantic, all those Seventeen hundred and seventy-seven ; or, tender emotions in the reader's breast, whicha A picture of the manners and characters of the Poet certainly intended to excite. But,
In a poetical epistle from a lady we perceive, it was not his design to pay any of quality: I s. 6 d. Evans. Unque. token of refpect to the “ bloody cross í” stionably the cleverest of those numerous po. Among other affecting circumstances which etical by-blows that were begotten by the may naturally be imagined to mark the prounconscious Omiah on the meretricious Mufe gress of the bloody contest, several are pre. of Corent-garden. M.
fented to view, which cannot fail to read The Desolation of America ; a poem. the bofom of every reader, not steeled by 1 s. 6 d. Kearsley.
the rancour of party prejudice. Some of FROM the endless wranglings of wordy these scenes and circumstances of desolation, Contention, and the undistinguishing ven- however, are not peculiar to America; they geance of the foldier's arm, this poem may must be nearly the same in every country be considered as an appeal to the virtuous subjected to the ravages of civil war. Hence, feelings of generosity and compassion. A thc poem, in general, does not seem co be, Bard, to us unknown, has painted the defo. tloughout, Aridly appropriated to its tilations of a devoted country, once happy in the M. the free enjoyment of all earthly blessings, The poem before us is called the Defol.com but now groaning beneath the pressure of tion of America ; but it might have been every calamity that ruthless War, aggrava. called simply Desolation, lince, till the final ted and stimulated by Civil Discord, can in. diffolution of " chis great globe itself, and fia!- The poem opens with the following all which it iohabit,” it will do perfe&ly well description :
for the desolation of any country, or any “ Through the dim shades by frantic ter quarter of the globe, Europe, Asia, Africa, ror led,
or America, which shall ever be desolated From scenes of blood a houry parent fled ;
We learn, chat, in America, men, women, A tender virgin breathless with her fears, and children are defroyed; flocks are driven Hung on his arm, and bath'd him with her away; cities are burned; the harvests sad.
den; and shepherds cease to whistleWith wearied steps, and with diftraed air, “ Nor breath of music floats aloog the glade, Follow'd the faithful partner of his care. Nor maiden's fong soft trilling through the Through the lone shadows of furrounding Thade." night
We are truly sorry, as well as his good. Trembling they fled, for Dea:h pursued their natured gentleman; but all these ills and fight.
misfortunes generally attend large armies And oft they stopp'd, and oft they tun'd when they invade inimical countries. Nor
do happiness and mirth any more follow the Where a valt'fame thot raging to the skies, American, than the British, camp.
The While ev'ry gale that mov'd che duiky air, justice and propriety of sending this desolaPierc'd their fad ears with accents of despair. ting armament, do not at all cause our au. Here horrid thouts of barbarous triumph thor's imagination to relent. With them be flow,
had nothing to do. As the boon companion Blended with groans, and mingling thrieks of must have his joke, so mult we have our woe;
rhyme at any rate. · Poetry, if she want a There feebler wails and dying accents rise, subject for her cars, might, with more pro. And rage remorseless shunders to the kies.
priety, fhed them over poor Germany, who ported, will, "by making greater pleus, oris fo abused at present for selling men to fubly lessen the price. In order to encourage due America. How often has that corn and any manufacture at home, it is our unifon mangled country been the horrid theatre of policy to restrain or prohibic the importatica war, and ruin, and desolation !
of fimilar manufactures from abroad: • But from poems we do not expect argu- promote the manufacture of broad cloth, the ment, any more than 'we expect poetry in importation of foreign broad closh is fortune the pleadings of a lawyer. This publication to encourage our filk-weavers, Freoch fid has its merit; though ihe author seems pretty are made contraband; it will not be denied well acquainted with Pope, and fill better that agriculture, or the production of core, with Goldsmith's Deferred Village.' – The which Montesqucieu justly says is of all ma plan, and the beginning and the end, are nofactures infinitely the most valuable, do bad:-the outlines of the poem were sketched ferves encouragemeat as well as the selt; and either hastily or unskilfully ; but they were it must seem strange, if its fuccess is to be
pro filled up by the hand of a master.
moted by the very reperfe of the method to Besides the pleasure we have received from ken to encourage every other, by the adfome lines in this poem, we are to thank its million of foreign coro io a competition author for not giving us the trouble to mark our own. If they, be right who argue, tbit any more than two bad rhymes through every restriction and every bounty does hus, out ; " death beneath," and " unaw'd - the alteratico of our laws ought to be gone Gud.". C.
ral; it cannot with propriety be made ou
regard to one manufacture, and not to 're EDINBURGH.
reit. In order to do justice to the growers Efsays on the corn-laws. 6d. Drum. (573) of corn, to our landed men and farmer, 1
Confiderations on our corn-laws, and the we be allowed to buy core at all times where. pill proposed to amend them. od. Elliot. ever we can find il cheapek, we ought an
- Britain (says this writer) contains Gifs to be allowed the lane libery in esery is! ty six millions of acres, and only feven ind of manufacture. But under the fecurs a half millions of inhabitants. By a proper the home market which our present in cultivation, the land is capable of producing give us, our manufactures and our agria twice as much as is necessary for their fup. cure have rose to surpass those of every other port; the cultivation of the land is there country in the world, and it is not ealy i fore undoubtedly the first object. - If this one who fees a country in high prospecye country does not at prefent produce enough avoid thinking, that there must be fome ***, to secure us against the danger of famine, or nection between that prosperity and the law even of very high prices, the natural and which have been made to promote its safe remedy is within our own power. E. From the time of Heory VIIL dowania very encouragement should be given to our latter part of the lant century, many a farmers to bring more of our waste land into were parted relative to corn, all of the cultivation, and to improve sbat which is al. founded on principles directly oppok: ready ploughed. The common consumption those of our presenc laws, with the va of the country will occasion the production of having plenty of corn at home, this is of no more than what is found sufficient in portation of our own was geuerally parts ordinary feasons to supply it. If, in order to bited, and the importation from other to guard against the evils of famine, we with tries was allowed and encouraged. The ces that more thonld be produced every year sequence was, what under fuch regulatiga than what is equal to the annual confump: must always be the markets were irregula“ tion in ordinary teasons, an artificial demand supplied : fometimes great quantities re: must be created ; and to answer thac artific poured in when shey were not duced cial demand, more land will soon be culti- avd at other times corn did not comes vated. With the same view, the importation it was moft needed; prices were foncos: of foreign grain fhiould never be allowed, so very low, and fomciimes fo very high, 1 cxcept when the prices at home rise to such a in roin boih farmers and manufacturer height as to endanger the loss of our many dearths were frequent, and we find de factures ; for whatever part of the demand iers of those times all complaining of the for home confumption is supplied from a. crease of tillage and population. Prestone broad, the encouragement for the cultivation consequences of these absurd regularosa of our own land, and the quantity ploughed, been long severely felt, and when m0:6** will be just fo much lessened. And here lies larged ideas came to prevail in this rostro the error of those who argue for a continual new acts were pafled, by which wide free importation of corn : their arguments pre- portation was allowed at higher
, proietta lume, hat, notwithstanding the importation, before, duties were then id polcu ozi the quantity produced within the country will ported corn, and at last that pardon de Pemain the fame, and that the quantity, ime which we owe the revolution, diirugar