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Chevalier de Gastines," published nine volumes, octavo, of the best by M. Grivel. This novel has, in pieces of Spanish poetry, which are various respects, a resemblance to of a moderate length, from the works Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, of the authors who flourished from and is calculated to answer some of the beginning of the sixteenth to the the same instructive purposes.

middle of the seventeenth century.

Another collection of Spanih poems, Concerning the literature of Spain, translated into Italian verse, has reour information is but imperfect. cently been made by the Conde de There is reason to believe that know. Juan Bautista Conti. This publiledge and taste are reviving in that cation, which is in two volumes ockingdom; one proof of which is, tavo, and intended to be continued, that, of late years, there have been contains many valuable pieces, and frequent orders from thence for the will not a little gratify those lovers finest editions of the capital classical of poetry, who are matters of the works which have been sold at the languages both of Italy and Spain. great auctions of books in England. -At Cadiz, a Memoir has appear. We know, likewise, that, not long ed in French, written by the Chefince, a very splendid edition of Don valier D'Arcon, che inventor of the Quixote has appeared in Spain, floating batteries, tending to illufwhich, by an unfortunate collision of trate the history of the late fiege of circumstances, has been hurtful to the Gibraltar. The justification of the disposal of Mr. Bowie's excellent Chevalier is the chief design of the publication of that delightful au- tract. Another book haš likewise thor." Music, a Poem," by Yri- been published, at the fame place, arte, and “ Literary Fables," by entitled, "A History of the Siege the same gentleman, both of them of Gibraltar, by an Officer in the printed at Madrid, are the produc- French Army." Both these performtions of an ingenious young man, ances will be useful in throwing who hath shewn that the genuine light upon an event which has given fpirit of poetry has not departed rise to prodigies of valour, and from his country.-Some few years which will for ever reflect glory on ago a collection was published, by British wisdom and on British couD. Juan Joseph Lopes de Sedano, in rage.

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