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for the gratification of our palates and has always a right to encouragements and appetites, our internal and external luxu-' abour is intitled to respect, at least, and it ries! Thofe beanteous colours of flame tention, even where success is uncertain, and and rofes' that adorn our European la reward uphoped Let M. de Gebelie, there dies, their cotton, their fugar, their cof- forc, plead bis claim to a candid and its fee, their cbocolate, their roure, - all partial hearing. His 'researches beat imme these the hand of the unhappy negro has

hide diate relation to the bofiness and interests of prepared. Ye fouls of female fenfibility!

ī man; if he fucceed, let us applaud him; if whole bright eyes overflow at scenes of

f he fail, let os forgive him. M.'

Philofophical inquiries concerning the E. theatric misery, do ye ever consider, that

gyprians and the Chinelo. By M. de Pwhat contributes to your pleasures is

[xxxii. 551.) French. 12mo.''2 vols, Ba. wet with human tears, and stained with


This author divides his work into human blood!".

three parts. In the first he treats of the ChiIf there be any man, who, on the per nese and Egyprian women, the state of pe ufal of this letter, feels not for the cause pulation among both people, and the food of justice and humanity, to offer him they live upon. The fecond part is en the further arguments in their fupport would state of painting and touiptore among the be fruitiers. M. i

Egyptians, the Chinese, and the people of

the East in general; concluding with tk FOREIGN. .. . state of chymistry and archirccture amongt 1. General plan and argument of several the Egyptians and Chinese. The third, objects and dilcoveries that compose a work, which is the largest part, is wholly on the intitled,- The primitive world analysed, and religion and government of the Égyprus compared with the modern world; or, Inquiries and Chincte. From chefe several comparsinto the anliguities of the world. By M Court tive views, the author deduces bis con de Gebelin. --- 2. Oriental allegories ; or, quence, yiz. That there never was any mi The Fragment of Sanchoniathon : contain. gration from Egypc to China; ao least, that ing the hiftory of Saturn, together with the the Chinese were not originally a colony from hiltories of Mercury and Ilcrcules, and an Egypt. M. (xxi. 577. xxii: 23. xxvii, 1301 ciplication of his Twelve Labours; being The true principles of government. By an introduction to the knowledge of the late magistrate. French. 8vo. I rols. Ps. fymbolie genius of antiqnity. By the time. riso - Ibe author of this work appears to - 3. The primitive world analysed, and be a fincere friend to crurb, '10 virtue, and compared wich the modern world, in a view to tiberty, and to be well aquainted wich of its allegoric genius, and of the allegories polisical lubjectsHe wipes in a ciear, exly, to which that genius led. French, 410, cachaud natural manner; but he has advanced a: volume. Pris. 1773- Thefe fupa nothing ihat is vew Jaregard to religion, rate publications, which, in order of ime, it is very obvious that his fcnuimen an: appeared as we have placed them, constitute is is but justice to acknowledge, hocese, the fira volume of a work that has earned the that he writes upon this fubject in á Oish attention and curioniy of Europe. The more model and clecet manger, than greatnets of the object, the spirit of the ar- generality of modern French writers, M. tempt, the idea of erudition requilice to fuch The works of 14. Thomas, of the French an enterprise, have filled the literali with an academy, a new edition, &c. French. riba Nonidhment in general; — with doubts and i vols, Paris*We have here ani ctition fufpiciuns, hope and admiration, expects of M, Thomas's profe-works much fuperior tion and contempt, in particular, as envy or to any of the former editions M.. benevolence, prejudice or enthusiafo pre . The military ant of the Chinese ; or, a vailed. "We feldom 'fit in folver judgement collection of ancient 'trcatiles upon wa, on extraordinary objects. Private paffion's composed before the Christiane , by die often interfere, although futh object ougtis tereng Chincte generals. . To which are addever to be viewed with the most difpaflionate ed, ten precepus addressed to the troops by eye. If we are offended with high alump- the Emperor Yong-tcheng, father of the pro tions of learning, adieu to fobriety of judge seni Emperor. Translated into French tra ment! Our envy is alarned, beyond a P. Amiot, miffionary at Peking Reviked doubt. --- Yet this is rank folly. Is ihe man and publithed by M. Deguignes, French. who assumes this fuperiority of knowledge 4to. Puris. An advertisement prefixed an objet for envy? How far from it! How to this curious publication informs us, tha: perilous the eminence on which he has pla: the ticariles upon the military art of the ced him felf? What horror would nor portue Chipele, which are contained in it, were his tall? Should we envy him? - we thould fent from China, br the rolator, to M. rather bchold him with the same fenfations Bertin, minifter and tecretary of fate; that which uc might feel for a man standing on M. Bertin, with the King's permiflion, maita pinnacle, in a storna. Literary enterprise

cains a regular correfpondence with fome' fidering him as a poet, a dramatic writor, an learned Chinese, who transmit memoirs é, hiftoriae, &c. carried ou by a man oft tafte very year to France, and which are commu. and genius, cannot fail of proving agreeable nicated by the mjailter to the publica M. 1 *. to every friend, to literature, good taste,

Experimental chymistry. By M. Baumé; and good morals. The author of the letters la public teachier of chymilery at Paris.} before us feems extremely well qualified for French. 3 vols. 8vo. Paris. The work conducting such an inquiry, as far as we can now before us is perhaps one of the molt judge from that part of the work which is complete systems that was ever published already published. He proposes, in a series in any science. It is the result of inuch ex- of letters, to enter into a full examination of perience in the practice of chymistry, and in Voltaire's works ; nor with a view to depreits application to the most useful arts in life. ciate them, but to thew, that he ought, by The author's reasoning is extremely chaste; no means, to be considered as the great mahe has carefully avoided every theory, which ster of French literature and poetry; that is not founded on joduction, and which is the wide-Spread and growing corruption of not derived from experiment and observa-talte in France is principally owing to him; tion, and we recommend this valuable work and to point out the numerous bleroifhes in to our chymical readers, not only for the his belt poetical productions ; blemishes science which it contains, but for the perfpi- which, he says, are owing to a pallion for cuity and method with which the author has bel esprit, - the most formidable enemy to created his fubjcc.-M. Baumé has publith- nature and genius. Of the productions of ed many' important discoveries in the Me his dotage, however, he proposes; out of moirs of the Royal Academy of Sciences at tenderneis to him, to take no nouice e they Paris, of which he is a member, and has gi- are only fit, indeed, 10 regale the giddy, ven us an excellent creatife upon æther; all the unprincipled, the libertine, and the der of which, together with most of the new bauchee. Like a generous and spirited addiscoveries and improvements in chymiftory, versary, M. C. attacks him in his strong are to be found in this valuable publicatioa. holds, the works of his better, days, when

We are sorry that our author feems not to his genius was in its full bloom and vi underland, or not to believe, the doctrine gout, M. of fixed air, as delivered to us by the inge- The Seafons, a poem. French. Sve. nious Dr Black, on the subject of Magnelia, Amsterdam. This is the sth edition of which has been incontestably proved to bear this excellent poem. The ingenious author such relation to alkaline falts and calcarious has taken great pains to correct and improve earths as, to determine their cautticity or it. He has added a few notes, one upon mildness: and we must do that jullice to our gardens : he compares the English and countrymen to dociare, that the united la. French taste in gardening, and gives the bours of Black, Macbride, Cavendish, and prefereace to that of the Englith, upon Priestly, have contributed more, by their wleich he bestows the highest commenda experiments do the subject of fixed air, to- tions. M., . , : ward the reformation of chymical philofo- The elegies of Propertius, tranflated by phy, than the philosophers of other coon- M. de Longchamps. . French. 8vo. Paris. tries. M. Find

This traslacion, which is in prole, is Letters to Voltaire. By M. Clement. not a cold, literal translation, but has much Ereoch. 8yo. Paris. There is no wri. of the force and spirit of the original. M... ter of the present age, whole works have bee

n been so generally read and admired as those . PRE PER NE N ' of Voltaire. The old, the young, the grave, the gay, the divine, and the politician, the , A petition of John Maclellan, Ela a lieur fpeculative philofopher, and the man of the tenant in the zoth regiment of foot, claim" world; seadeos, in a word, of levery class, ing the title, and honours of Lord Kirkcude and of every character, find much catertain bright '(xxiii. 218. xxiv, 219.1, was heard ment, and many things to admire, in them. before the bouse of Lords, on the 15th. of It cannot be denied, however, that though March, and some days afterward; and, May there is much to admire, there is likewile 3. the claim was sustained. On the sth much to blame in his writings that he has of bat month, John, Lord Kirkcudbright contributed greatly, especially in France, to

had the honour to kiss his Majesty's hand, on the prevailing depravily both of talte and having the honours of his ancestors confirnmanners; that he is far from being a perfccted to him by a decree of the house of Lords. model in any species of composition: and His Lord thip was introduced by the Earl of that no writings are more obviously calcula. Oxford, and accompanied to court by the ted chan his to promote a spirit of libertinism Earl of Loudon and infidelity. A critical inquiry, there in the Index, this, by miffake, is marked to fore, into the character of M. Volcaire, con- be in p. 7oz.

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| Buried in the city. In the West-kirk-yard,
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34 34 | 68 18

1836 104 . & 5 11
36 | 34 70

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