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forms are published, but such as appear to the Compiler to be accu. råte." His motive, no doubt, was good, but we can by no means approve of his plan of execution: since it is manifeftly notorious, that the far greater part of the precedents in these volumes are copied from Burn's Justice, without any, acknowlegement u hatever.
Mr. Cunningham is to learn, that there is some difference between a Compiler and a Plagiary:
Art. 2. Dialogues of the Living. 12mo. 2 s. sewed. Cook.
Dialogues of the living! Palpably false and abfurd! No men alive ever talked like these men --Ah! Mr. Cook, you have here cook'd up a miserable halh indeed!
Art. 3. A Description of Ranelagh Rotundo and Gardens. Be
ing a proper Companion for those who visit that Place, as it explains every Beauty and Curiosity therein to be found. 12mo.“ 6 d. Hooper.
Art. 4. A Description of Vaux-Hall Gardens. Being a proper ,
Companion and Guide for all who visit that Place.' i2mo.
6 d. Hooper. · These Descriptions are embellished with copper-plates; and they are, as the Author intimates, no improper Companion for th se who visit these elegant scenes of public ainulement. Such as have never feen Vaux hall and Ranelagh, will also find their curiofity excited by a perulal of these little iradis.
Art. 5. Youth's Inflru∨ or an Introdu&tion to Arithmetic,
Vulgar and Decimal. By John Sharpe, Schoolmaster at - Coggeshall in Ellex. 12mo. 2 s. 6d. Owen. 'Th s differs only from other modern treatises of Ari hmetic, by the Sncratic form of question and ansiver, in which the Author has thought proper to convey his initructions.
Art. 6. Proceedings of a general Court Martial upon the Trial of
Lieut. Col. Glover, of the South Battalion of the Lincolnshire
Relates to some exceptionable expressions that passed between Co. lonel Glover and Captain Gardiner, in the warmth of a dispute conCernir.g a Deferter.
Art. 7. Political Arnels. By the late celebrated M. Charles
Irenée Caitel, Abbot of St. Pierre, and Member of the : French Academy. · Translated from the last correct and
enlarged Edition of the French. 8vo. 2 vols. 10 s. bound. Woodgate.
These Annals were sufficiently noticed at their first publication in che original French, in the XVIIIth volume of our Review, page 391; where the Author and his work were briefly characterised. It will be the lefs neceffary therefore to speak now to the merit of a perf rmance which will not fail to gratify the judiciou, Po'itician: the Author being a very accurate Obterver of the transactions of Europe. The Introduclion contains mapy Threwd observations, and notable hints, which fufficiently thew the abilities of the Abbot for the talk be has compleated. The translation is tolerable.
Art. 8. A genuine Letter from Paul Gilchrift, Elg; Merchant
at Petersburgh, to Mr. Saunders in London. Giving a particular Account of the great Revolution in Russia, and the Death of Peter III. the late Emperor. In which that very extraors dinary Ajuir is set in a true Light. To which is added, a hort Account of ibe Government, Religion, Laws, and Inbebitants of that Nation. 8vo. is. Williams.
E'ther Mr. Saunders has already furnished us with all the accounts of this memorable Revolution which have appeared in the Newspapers by previcusly re aiing his friend' letter in them; or, the several paragraphs contained in the said papers, have been connected, with a few exple ives, to coin pose Mr. Gilchritt's letter. The Reacer is left to determine which ot these methuds is most probable. some of the books of Geography have furnished a few paragraphs to which the latter part of the title alludes.
Art. 9. Il Talı, a Dialogue ; the Speakers. John Milton, and
Torquato Tasso. In which new Light is thrown on their poetical and moral Characters. 8vo. 6d. Baldwin.
No ne v light at all have we heen able to discover: so, gentle Author, in your own words, our " Valediction attends you”
Art. 10. A Review of the Evils that have prevailed in the Linen
Manufacture of Ireland. Arising from a Neglect of the original Laws. "Part I. allo Part II. Being a Narrative of what has been done, or attempted, to enforce the Laws, and to bring about a general Reformation. With an attempt to point out the Causes of the Opposition that is fill kept up; and the preper Means to be used, for carrying the Laws fully into Execution. 8vo. Printed at Dublin and at Belfast.
The ingenuous and public-spirited Author of the pamphlets before us, hath hele traced ti their source, and exposed, the various frauds, which have of late years prevailed in the Linen-manufactures of Ire. land: frauds so notorious, and so destructive to the very existence of that important branch of trade ; that is is with the greatest astonishment we hear, there are any persuns, except the Offenders, so wick.
ed, or infatuated, as to oppose the application of those remedies which the Legislature hath provided against such capital evils. We could with our plan would permit us to give a particular account of the various matters relative to this interesting subject; but we are afraid left any abstract, fo confined as we should be under a necessity of making it, should in any respect millead the Reader. We must content ourselves, therefore, with recommending the perufal of these tracts to every one who is a friend to trade, and a lover of his country ; not doubting, that every disinterelted person will be fully convinced of the justice of the measures now taking by the LinenBoard, and other friends to this manufacture, to effect lo necessary a reformation. At the same time it is to be hoped, that every Magia Itrate in that part of the British dominions, will be ready, on every occasion, to thew his zeal for the good of the community, by adively exerting himself to suppress those tumults which, we hear, are formed, in order to prevent the most salutary laws from being carried into execution. Our friends in Ireland have, on some occafions, fufpected their national interests to have suffered from the cabals of their secret enemies on this side the water; it is to be hoped, therefore, they will not, on the present, be such open and declared cnemies to themselves, as to persilt, to their own ruin, in the de. fruction of a manufacture to which England has given so much en- • couragement.
POLITICAL. . Art. 11. Gisbal, an Hyperborean Tale: Translated from the
Fragments of Ofian, the Son of Fingal. 8vo. Is. Pridden.
This Hyperborean Tale, as it is called, consists chiefly of scanda. lous inuendoes, and impudent abuse; which are here very indecently thrown out against the most respectable personages, and are conveyed to us in a wretched imitation of the scripture style.
Art. 12. Letters to two great Men. The first to the Earl of
E- : The second to the Earl of B-e. In which is a beautiful Anecdote concerning his Majesty King George III. 8vo. 1S. A. Henderson.
Two rambling, incoherent letters, about the war and the peace, and the Portuguese, and the Spaniards, and the French, cum multis aliis, &c. Never surely did irony appear la barefaced, or panegyric so gross, as in the encomiums lavished on the latter of the noble Peers addressed in this publication : whether satire or eulogy be intended, is beit known to the Writer.
N e , on his Refinasion. By an Independent Whig. 4to. 6d. Corbet.
This Epistle is a compliment to the Duke of Newcastle. Pane. gyric, however, is not the only business of it; the Writer, while he praises his Patron, for his exemplary merit in office, and disinterested refignation, aiming some very fevere strokes at his Grace's fucceffor, as well as at another popular Patriot, who, he conceives, did not retire from public employment with the same dignity and spirit. Of the merit of the Poet, and the delicacy and sincerity of the Panegyrist, the Reader may form a judgment from the following lines that cloie the piece.
Through each great scene, your former mind pursued,
Art. 14. The Battle of Lora, a Poem: With fome Fragments
written in the Erfe or Irish Language, by Ofian the Son of Fingal. Translated into English Verse by Mr. Derrick. 4to. Is. 6d. Dodsey.
The Battle of Lora is an excellent subject for a poem. There is fomething very magnificent and interesting in all its circumstances. “ Fingal, King of Morven, returning home victorious from the expedition in Ireland, which is celebrated in the epic poem bearing his name, made a feast to which all his Chiefs, Maronnan and Aldo excepted, were invited. The neglect seems to have been accidental; however they resented it fo strongly, as to abandon their native coun. try, and enter into the service of Erragon King of Sora, a name given to fome part of Scandinavia. In this country
Still as she look'd, high heav'd her breasts of snow,
It was not long, however, before Aldo, like another Paris, carried her off, into his own country. no. When lo! in wrath the King of Morven rose,
And faid, thall I defend thee from thy fors? . i Hence, youth of feeble hand, avoid the brave ! ;
. : Thy guilt conceal in some deserted cave.
In the mean time Erragon, in pursuit of Aldo, invades Morven, and demands the combat of Fingal. The aged chief prudently fends his daughter Boimina to the enraged Invader, lo invite him to a teait, and offer him, as a recompence for the injury he had receive ed, the wealth of Aldo.
Thus, mildly blushing, the began to speak,
“ Shall luftre beam thro' Sora's lofty hall. . . All this, and even the offer of Lorma was insufficient. Erragon would not be appeased, unlets Fingal should do him homage, and deliver up his trophies of war.
Never fo lowthall Morven's Monarch fall,” faid the noble Vire gin. Both sides now prepare for the war. The battle begins, and Aldo falls by the single hand of Erragon..! • ". After this the forrow's of Lorma are described, who dies of grief for the death of Aldo.", But we hall not trouble our Readers with farther quotations, as the version is in many places very indifferent.
Art. 15. An Address to his most gracious Majesty King George III.
on the most happy Arrita', at London, of ber Serene H ghness Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburgh-Strelitz, who was that Day made .our moj gracious Queen. By George Pooke. 8vo. 6 d. Keith.
Our Readers have already had a sufficient specimen of Mr Pooke's rare talents for poetical composition, in the most account we gave of his o..es: see Review, vol. XVII. page 281. We were in hopes