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of Ordnance. By John Rollo, M.D., Surgeon General, Royal i Artillery. 8vo. 55. Half Bound. Mawinan. 1801.

The Hospital at Woolwich appears, from this account, to be conducted on an excellent plan, and with every possible attention to the comfort and benefit of the patients. Indeed, a system of active benevolence seems to pervade the whole establishment of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, wliich does infinite credit to the Board, and to the officers of all ranks. Art. 43. A Description of the Arteries of the Euman Body, reduced “into the Form of Tables, by Adolphus Murray, M. D., Professor

of Anatomy and Surgery at Upsal. Translated from the Lating under the Inspection of James Macartney, Lecturer upon Compa. · rative Anatomy and Physiology at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, 6.8vo. 155. Boards. Debrett. 1801.

The convenience of Tabular arrangement, in the elementary parts of science; needs no explanation. The tables before us appear well. adapted to the purpose of instruction; and will probably be found in the hands of most anatomical students, Art. 44. A Practical Essary on the Art of recovering suspended Anima

tion : Together with a Review of the most proper and effectuat Means to be adopted in Cases of imminent Danger. Translated from the German of Christian Augustus Struve, M. D. 12mo.

35. 60. sewed. Murray and Highley. 1801. * This publication seems to contain a distinct yet abridged account of every useful fact which has been collected on the subject. After the laudable pains, however, which have been employed, by the Humane Society in this country, to difuse a knowlege of the best modes of treatment, it would be superfluous to enter into much de. tail respecting the contents of Dr. Struve's book. We sltall only remark that the translation appears to be well executed ; and that, by the arrangement of the materials, a reference to any particular object of inquiry is greatly facilitated.

THANKSGIVING SERMON S. Art. 45. Preached at the Cathedral Church of Winchester. By

the Rev. John Garnett, A. M. Prebendary of Winchester, &c. 4to. 18. 60. Cadell jun. and Davies.

“ Heart-felt joy being Virtue's prize," the preacher endeavours to make the national conscience feel light on the subject of the late war, by urging its justice and necessity, before he proceeds to compliment his countrymen on the unanimity and vigour with which it was prosecuted, and to congratulate them on the conclusion to which it is happily brought. This sermon is not so much an eulogy on the peace, as a justification of the war ; from the retrospect of which, it is contended, we have no reason to shrink. Mr. G. thinks that a tendency seems to be indicated, of a progress towards the establishment of the peaceful kingdom of Christ. Art. 46. Reflections and Exhortations alanied to the State of the Times:

Preached to the Unitarian Congregation at Hackney. By Thomas Belsham. 8vo. 15. Johnson,

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? This is rather a political treatise than a sermon, and is not ill adapted to form a supplement to Mr. William Belsham's Observaa tions on the Definitive Treaty. The preacher is animated, yet not violent; energetic, yet temperate and discriminating. His' reflcetions are truly admirable, and tend to put us in good humour with our Country, our Constitution, and the Peace.

The Prospect of Future, Universal Peace. Preached at the Baptist Chapel, Taunton. By Joshua Toulmin, D.D. 8vo. 15. Johnson. An ingenious discourse, and in character with a minister of the religion of divine benevolence. Without endeavouring, however, to appreciate the precise amount of those Eastern figurative expressions, on which Dr. T. erects the doctrine of his sermon, we shall observe that, in a war singularly rancorous, extended, and bloody, we can perceive no symptoms of advancement towards the desirable event which he describes. We doubt not the tendency of Christian principles to ameliorate the world: but the contest, now happily terminated, so far from illustrating this truth, and proving that men are growing wiser and better, would rather incline us to exclaim, with the author of “ Civilized War,"

• How long shall it be thus ? Say, Reason, say,

When shall thy long minority expire ?" Art. 48. Preached at Mill Hill Chapel in Leeds. By William

Wood, F.L.S. Svo. 15. Johnson. A well drawn and affecting picture of the horrors and miseries of war in general, and of the last contest in particular; with con. solatory reflections on the superintendance of Divine Providence.

An Estimale of the Peace : delivered at Newbury. By

J. Bicheno, M. A. 8vo. 15. Johnson. This preacher does not contemplate the peace with unmingled complacency, for he pronounces it to be mortifying, hollow, and precarious ; and he is of opinion that, if we have many causes for rejoicing, we have also many reasons for trembling. Mr. B.'s joy, like the drop forming the icicle, freezes as it flows. Art. 50. The only Security for Peace. Preached at the Meeting,

House of the Protestant Dissenters, Sidmouth. . By Edmund

Butcher. 8vo. IS. Johnson. ? The animated effusions of an miah and pious mind, on the embrace of righteousness and peace, after their long separation. Art. 51. Reflections on War.

War. Preached at the Baptist Meeting, Cambridge. By Robert Hall, A.M. 8vo. Button.

A well-executed and consequently a very striking picture of the horrors and calamities which constitute the cssence of war, and of its unspeakably grievous operation in 'subverting the happiness and virtue of mankind. A poet could scarcely have given to the de. scription more force than it receives from the eloquence of this dis. tinguished preacher; and we have only to regret that, however ready pations may be to subscribe to the justice such reflections on the termination of a most sanguinary conflict, they rarely occur to check

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the passions of men at the commencement. Real war (says Mr. Hall,) is a very different thing from that painted image of it which we see on a parade or at a review : it is the most awful scourge which Providence employs for the chastisement of men.'. It is not only the parent of the most complicated and extensive misery, but it also reverses, with respect to its objects, all the rules of morality. It is nothing less than a temporary repeal of the principles of virtue.'

Of all the parts of Mr. Hall's sermon, however, we do not approve.

What reason has he for ascribing the bloody revolutionary horrors of France, to a judgment hanging over it for the massacre of St. Bartholomew ? Modesty, if not piety, ought to restrain us from such interpretations of the hidden motives of Providence. There was vice enough in the existing race of Frenchmen, to account for the violence and ferocity displayed towards each other at the breaking out of the Revolution, without recurring to the crimes of their ancestors. We concur with him, however, in rejoicing that our Constitution is preserved; as also in those observations on Cha. rity with which this well-composed discourse concludes ; and we particularly unite with him in reprobating that sickly sensibility and affectation of feeling, which it is now become a kind of fashion to substitute for rational and active benevolence,

CORRESPONDENCE. We apprehend that between us and a Country Gentleman there is no dissonance of opinion, on general principles : but respecting their application in the instance in question, we have differed from others, and may perhaps not altogether agree with our Correspondent. The question, however, is not now before us, and we must decline any farther discussion of it.

Questor has our thanks for his polite suggestions. The former of his two propositions has frequently occurred to us, and perhaps it would have been carried into effect if we could have found leisure for the undertaking: yet there are objections to it, of some weight, which we cannot state in this place.--With regard to the second, the adoption of it might be beneficial in the point of view in which Quastor places it, but would be wholly foreign to our plan and in compatible with it.

The Letter from Edgeworthstown is received, and due attention shall be paid to it.

The Juvenile Travellers will probably take their passage in our next Monthly Packet.

An answer has been sent by the post to the letter from Drogheda.

*.* In the last Review, p. 259. line 1. read elaborate philological. P. • 323.

for · Ill thank' r. I'll thank. The APPENDIX to Vol. XIXVIII. of the Monthly Review will be published with the Number for September.

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TO THE

THIRTY-EIGHTH VOLUME

OF THE

MON T H L Y REV I EW

EN LA R G E D.

FOREIGN LITERATURE.

Art. I. Voyage Pittoresque et Historique, &c. ; i... A Picturesque

and Historical Tour through Istria and Dalmatia, composed, from the Itinerary sf L. F. Cassas, by JOSEPH LAVALLÉE. Ornamented with Plates, Charts, and Plans, designed and taken on the Spot by CASSAs, Painter and Architect, Author and Editor of the Picturesque Tour through Syria, Phenicia, Palestine, and Lower Egypt *; and engraven by the best Artists, under the Di. rection of NÉE, Engraver, and sole Editor of the Work. Imperial Folio. Paris. 1802. Imported by De Boffe, London. Price twelve Guineas in Boards. T 'He inventions of Printing, and of its sister art Engraving,

have given to modern travellers an inestimable advantage over those of antiquity : since by these aids they can not only entertain a greater number of readers with their descriptions, but can as it were transport them to the very scenes which they endeavour to describe. Places and monuments which deserve observation, whether in Italy, Greece, or Egypt, are thus submitted to the eye of the indolent and the infirm; and money to purchase such books is alone necessary to enable them to contemplate amphitheatres, temples, triumphal arches, pillars, and pyramids, without moving from their great chairs. When the painter and the engraver assist the historian or verbal narrator, a peculiar pleasure is derived from accompanying the tourist in his details; and, when the 'whole is executed with fidelity, the work may for ages be consulted with improvement: since, by strongly marking the vicissitudes

* See Rev. Vol. xxviii. N. S. p. 567., and Vol. xxix. p. 586. We have not heard whether this work be yet completed. APP. Rev. VOL. XXXVIII.

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of human affairs, it may vividly impress lessons of wisdom. Such undertakings as that now before us are honourable to the age and country in which they are projected and executed; and it gives us pleasure to find that, notwithstanding the horrors of the Revolution and the distresses of war, the arts are still in a flourishing state in France, and are still most liberally patronized. To this very superb and expensive volume, is prefixed a most flattering list of subscribers ; at the head of which are seen Bonaparte, the first consul, together with his two sleeping partners, Cambaceris and Lebrun, Maret, secretary of state, and the Council of State, for 31 copies each: besides the other ministers, the constituted authorities, and the Gene. rals of the armies.- Among the foreign princes, who are subscribers, are H. R. H. the Duke of York, and the reigning Duke of Brunswick.

The first four numbers of this work were announced in M. R. Vol. xxviii. N. S. p. 568. as containing plates, without letter-press. We have now the pleasure of receiving a complete copy; and, as it is probable that not many of our readers will have an opportunity of enjoying a similar satisfaction, we shall exert ourselves to afford them as much gratification as it is in our power to convey.

The volume consists of two parts: the first exhibiting the political history of Istria and Dalmatia, from the earliest records in the pages of antient writers down to the period of the treaty of Campo Formio, when that country was annexed to the dominions of the House of Austria: the latter detailing the tour of M. Cassas, which was undertaken to explore these classic regions. An Introduction precedes the whole; in which the editor observes that · Monuments respected for ages, and of which the fragments yet load the surface of the earth with melancholy grandeur, are the tombs of nations, among which the philosopher in silent meditation speculates on the origin of their power, on the progress and decline of their genius, on the simplicity or corruption of their manners, on the stability or evanescence of their glory. The monuments of antiquity are the history of the illustrious dead; and, after twenty ages, they still read lectures to man, on the vices which degrade and on the virtues which immortalize him.' As there are few who are insensible to the force of local impressions, so there are few wbo will be inclined to controvert the truth of this remark. Dr. Johnson was of opinion that “the man was not to be envied, who could traverse with indifference ground which had been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue; whose patriotism would not gain force on the plains of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow. warmer among the ruins of lona.” The 9

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