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Give me in Learning's ample field to stray,
It's facred tomes of treasur'd sense unfold, .. .me
With steady step to trace the devious way,
Where sleep the latent mines of classic gold.

"Or 'midst the solemn stillness of the grove,

Where Philomela warbles wood-notes wild ;. : * With me, O Contemplation, deign to rove;

The sacred scene and hour inviting musings mild.

There 'till gay Phæbus gilds another ky, .' :' '
With thee I'll waste the sweetly serious hour,
From life's low scenes and fatal follies fly,.
And woo fage wisdom in her cavern'd bow'r..

These founds whilst fancy's plastic pow'r exprello :
As thro' the solitary wilds I stray'd ;
Majestic, like a Roman matron dreft, .. ::!.
Imagination saw the heavenly maid.

Around a sudden gleam illum'd the place,"
The path with eafy elegance the trod, '
When thus--soft-smiling with angelic grace, '.'.
• Here Contemplation holds her Rill abode. .
. • Here oft my Milton in the midnight gloom,
Has caught the lofty Sentiment refin'd,
• Here oft sought Science in her cloystera dome,''
• Hence fill'd the mighty volume of his mind........1

• Here learnt above the duller fons of earth, ,'

• In all the dignity of thought to rise, .:'.Here plann'd the work, that gold creation's birth,.' :Hence gain'd his native palace in the skies. :

. But rais’d to join the aerial choir on high, :
. That chaunt harmonious at the Almighty's throne, ,
...:: Movd at the pensive world's complaintive high,

... I to direct them sent this second son.
· When leading in her hand'a reverend fage, w
Her heavenly accents thus my ears addreft.
• Receive the instructor of a darken'd age, "";.' "
* Religion's friend, and piety's high-priest.'

She ceas'd, and to my fancy's longing fight,
No more was given, the glorious form to see,
She fled along the thickning shades of night,

And left the world to Darkness, YOUNG, and Mes... This visionary scene is finely imagined, and does equal honour to its Author, and to the truly reverend and juftly admired Bard whom he has introduced into it. i : ...

Art. 16. Art. 16. An Address to one of the Greatest, Gallanteft, most Loyal,

and Humane Gentlemen in the World." By John Slack, A. M. Residentiary at Bristol, and fome time Fellow of Broughton College, Oxford Road, 4to. Is. Hinxman.. .

Some maggotty son of the Muses has here personated the noted Bruiser, Slack, (the Yanquilher of the great Broughton) and represented him as lamenting the suppression of the manly recreation of Bruising ; and addresfing a great man, it does not appear who, to, intercede with his Majesty, to-reltore the British Gymnasium. The Poetry is more than equal to the occahon.;

Art. 17. Bully and Satan, a Fragment. 4to. 1$. Scott.

Political humour and satire, in the style of the famous Caufidicade, Triumvirade, &c. Pamphlets which made a great noife about fixteen years ago.

Specimen of the present performance, from the close of the Dialogue.

“ Dear Buffy, your fervant, my godd Satan, adienis
Remember our maxim, o tada, and under

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Keep discord aliye ! and pray, fir up contention; in
'Mong the deares of friends fow the seeds of diffenfioni'!'
Keep the populace blinded with shadows and forms ,,
Sink the Stocks,-raise the Debi, -and make daily alarms!
Puff, to rouse them, the triftes which Ferdinand does;
Plunge Minden's poor Scape-Goat, ftill, deeper in woest,
Let the spirit of Cain, univerfally, fpread!
And Darkness twn Sextos to bury the Dead!!!

Art. 18. Lycidas, a Mosque. To which is added, Dela; a pa

storal Elegy; and Verses on the Death of the Marquis of Carmarthen. 41, 4 de Potes .... . "

Lycidas must be added to the number of unpoetical Poems produced by the Royal Nuptials. The Elegy has rather more merit than the Masque ; but the Verfes on the Marquis of Carmarthen's Death, are beneath Cenfure. Whoever is the Anthøs, we suppose this may be his firkt publication; and if we fincerely wise it may also be his latt, it proceeds from no ynfriendly meaning towards him, as we conceive it impoffible for him to mifemploy his time in any way, more than in atempting the province of Poetry.

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MISCELLANEOUS. ... Art. 19. Eetters between Emilia and Harriet. ' 8vo. 35.

cris Dodsley:. i:.;.: 1. The method of cloathing Novels, or Tales, in the form of Leta ters, hath been practised with remarkable success by Richardson, and lately by. Rousseau, in his Eloisa. Other Writers of inferior fame .:.:.:?

have

have also struck into the fame path, and have not totally missed their way to the public favour. The little volume now before us, is a new attempt of the same kind; and if it is not equal to the productions of the great masters above mentioned, neicher is it to be ranked among the meanest of their imitators. — It is, in short, what may be termed, a decent performance; such as an Author need not be extremely vain of, nor yet altogether ashamed to acknowlege.

Emilia is a young lady of great prudence and regularity of conduct, an enemy to the fopperies and diffipating pleasures of the town, and extremely fond of a country life. Harriet, her friend, is of a gayer turn, a more fprighcly difpofition, and hates the country. Notwithftanding this contrariety of charactes, these two young ladies have a most cordial esteem for each other, wbich is manifested by the fincerity and openness with which they mutually express their lentiments, in the course of their correspondence. Emilia has a lover, a modeft, sensible young man, Mr. Sidney, whom Me efteem's for his virtues. Harriet is captivated with the glare, the gallantry, and the title of Sir George Townly, a town-debauchee, whose addresses the : prefers to those of Mr. Lovewell, a man of real worth and good character. The different characters, and pretenfions of their lovers, with the opposite schemes of life formed by these two ladies, urnith the main business of their letters, each striving to make a convert of the other. The country lady at length prevails, the baronei turns out a lad scoundrel, and Mrs. Lovewell and Mrs. Sidney are as happy as matrimony can make them, with vo: th, beauty, virtue, and fortune in her train. As to the style of these Leliers, though neither laboured nor Jo ty, it is above the vulgar fkrain, paly and natural; and uni." formly confiftent witix the opposite characters of the Writers.

Art. 20. A circunstantial Account relating to that unfortunate

young Waman, ins Anne Bell, alias Sharpe, containing the Particulars of a most ridiculous Affair that has happened fince the Trial of Mr. Sutton, which never yet transpired." Together with the remarkable Behaviour of Mr. William Bell, the Father of the Deceafed. By Mr. Thomas Holland, 8vo. is.

Withy.

Mr. Holland, formerly ar. Adjugang in the Norfolk Militia, com plains of the hard treatment he has met with, on account of his endeavours to bring to jallicé the fupposed Murderer of the young Woman above mentioned. It feems this gentleman made himself enemies by his activity in that famous prosecution ; in consequence of which he has been traduced in his character, deprived of his conmiflion, and otherwise injured in his circumstances. According to this account allo, Mr. B , the young woman's father, has behaved shamefully, in regard to public justice, in che prosecution of Mr. S-, as well as very ungratefully to Mr. Holland in particular." Art. 21. The General Gazetteer : Or, Compendious Geographical Didianary. Containing, a Defcription of all the Empires,

Kingdoms,

· Kingdoms, States, Cities, Towns, Forts, Castles, Citadats, Seas, * Harbours, Bays, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Capes, and Promontories in the known World;' together with the Government, : Policy, Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Inhabitants; the Extent, Bounds, and natural Productions of each Country; : and the Trade, Manufa{tures, and Curiosities of the Cities and Towns; their Longitude, Latitude, Bearing, and Distances in English Miles from remarkable Places ; ; as also the Sieges they have undergone, and the Battles that have been fought near them ; down to this present Year. Including an authentic Account of all the Counties, Cities, Market Towns, and Villages; in England and Wales; with the Fairs, according to the New Style;' as well as the Cattle, Goods, and Merchandize, that are sold' thereat.By R. Brookes, M. D. 8vo. 6s. Newbery.

Dr. Brookes, in his Preface,' acquaints us, that he had for some years past made Geography his particular ftudy, and that the imperfections of the Gazetteers in being, gave rise to this Compilation. : He alleges that their deficiencies, especially regarding many places in our own country, are here more fully supplied; which is probably true, as the book certainly exceeds former Gazetteers in quantity, and is better supplied with maps : a circumstance of no inconsiderable aid to those brief descriptions, to which all Compilations of this kind are necessarily confined.

Art. 22. Military Instructions, written by the King of Prussia,

for the Generals of his Army: Being his Majesty's own Com : mentaries on his former Campaigns. Together with short InStructions for the Use of his Light Troops *. Illustrated with: Copper Plates. Translated by an Oficer. 8vo. 45. in Boarda. Becket and Dehondt. -]n-our Review for last month we gave an account of the original of this work, as a Foreign Article ; it is, therefore, unnecessary for us to enlarge on this publication of it in English. It is sufficient if we inform our Readers, that the Translation appears to be accurate, and that it is accompanied with all the plates, as in the original..

On this head, the Military Reader may consult M. Jeney's Partizan, of wbich , a Tranllation was published some time ago. See Review, Vol. XXII. p. 70.,

. 70 1 . Art. 23. Reflections on Coin in general; on the Coins of Gold and

Silver of Great-Britain in particular; on those Metals as · Merchandize; and also on Paper, passing as Money. 4to. 6 d.

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Art. 24.

Art. 24. The Mystery Revealed. Containing á Series of Trans

actions and authentic Testimonials, respecting the supposed Cock

lane Ghost, which have hitherto 'been concealed from the Public. 18vo. 1 s. Bristow.''

Not a Revelation of the Mystery, if by Myflery the Author means the art of Knocking and Scratching, as practised at the Schoolmaster's in Cock-lane; but a mere Defence of Mr. K— , who was so strangely accused of Murder, by those wife-acres who took upon them to converse with the supposed Ghoft. Mr. K 's character seems to be here fully cleared from this wicked and scandalous imputation ; but by what means can the characters of those ever be restored, who fo vilely contributed to cast such an imputation upon him? Among these, we are sorry to hear, were fome Gentlemen, Clergy of the Church of England, who, by their attendance upon the suppoled apparition, their hesitations, doubts, and interrogations, have kept this wretched impostor in countenance, till the very mob cried out, Shame on them - We are equally forry that our plan obliges us to mention so ridiculous and shameful a transaction, because the sooner it is consigned to oblivion the better, - for the honour of the seligion we profess, and for the credit of the age we live in !-unless it be found expedient to have it duly recorded in a Court of Jupiter.

Art. 25. Remarks on the History of Fingal, and other Poems of

Olian. Translated by Mr. Macpherson. In a Letter to the
Right Honourable the Lord L-

By Ferdinand
Warner, L. L. D. 8vo. 6d. Payne and Cropley, , ;

Dr. Warner, who is writing a General History of Ireland, from the earliest times, is of opinion, that the celebrated Poem; entitled Fingal, is originally an Irish production; and the heroes of it allo -natives of that country, and not Caledonians, or North Britains, as Mr. Macpherson, the Translator of Fingal, suppoles. He accuses Mr. M. of several mistakes and misrepresentations, with regard to both the Irish History and Nation ; fo that we hall probably have a national conteft for the honour of having produced the performances of old Ollian, the Homer of the North. :?

Art. 26. The School for Lovers, a Comedy. As it is afted at

the Theatre-Royal in Drury-lane. By William Whitehead, Esq; Poet Laureat.. 8vo. Is. 60. Dodsley.

We are not to consider this Comedy as an exertion of the whole force of Mr. Whitehead's genius. It is formed on a plan of M. de Fontenelle's; and, like most of the French * productions of this kind,

• It is somewhat remarkable, that the Comedyof the French, though they are the lighteft and gayet people in the world, is of a graver and more folemn caft, tban that of the Englith. The levity of our Comic Pieces would not be endured on their Rage. Their Comedies, in general, are certainly the most chafte and regular porformances; but those of the English are undoubtedly more diverting, though leis delicate, and, we are afraid, leis moral : an imputation, however, from which the prelent production is entirely free,

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