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parents of this disease.” But this we are untaught a little lower ia the same page, which infers, “ the proximate cause of the Scrofula is a preternatural viscidity of the Lymph, and not an acrimony or acidity.” On the contrary, page 23 affirms, “ the discharge (from the trumous ulcers] is not laudable matter, but rather an acrimonious ichor or curd-like pus.” A Physical Reader, would be apt to infer from hence, there might be as much acrimony, or acidity, or both together, as viscidicy in the cause. And our Author's own curative indication, p. 27, is “ to direct our intentions to the removing the obstruction of the glands, by inciding the vilcidity of the humours, and correcting their acrimony.” We are also allured, p. 41,

es that by remedies adapted to incide the viscidiry of the lymph, and • to correct its acrimony, he has brought some of the most difficult

cases to a happy issue." Mr. D. terms this disease Herculean, p. 27, and he may jully add ænigmatical too, fince he has discovered the cause of it to be acrimonious and not acrimonious, acid and not acid. Now for so marvellous a caule, perhaps such a marvellous remedy as will remove it, and will not remove it, may be properly calculated; according to analogy at least. But we have been talking of a profound fecret, and let poterity unravel it.

In the mean time briefly to analyze this Treatise. — The Title-page, the Preface of four pages, the immaterial Trunk or Body of the Work of forty two pages, may all be confidered as conftituting one Master of the Ceremonies, in order to introduce fix Cases of scrofulous Patients, of which, our Author fays, he cured five, and has greatly mended one Case, the subject of which obstinately refused taking any more of his medicines, to which her mother imputes her want of a perfect cure. But to account for this want, from another material want, we are literally told, p. 50- This girl being very poor, and living at a great diliance, much perplexed my intentions." "We were fo greatly edified by this ingenuous acknowlegement, that gratitude obliges us to repeat it to the Public, that Mr. T. Durant, Scrophulous Surg on, lives in Fetter-lane, at the Sign of his own Name and his own Treatise on the King's Evil; where, and elsewhere, we heartily wish he may perfectly cure every Patient aftlićled with it, who applies to him, to the reciprocal comfort of all parties.

K Art. 33. The Difenfes of the Bones, of M. du Verney, M. D.

antient Profesor of Anatomy and Surgery at the King's Garden, and Member of the Royal Aiademy of Sciences at Paris. Tranflated by Samuel Ingham, Surgeon. 8vo. 55.

8vo. 55. Osborne. From this Title-page some may be led to imagine, that the book is a Irialise on the Difejes of li. du lerney's Dines. This odd arrangement of words is like that in the Sign-Painter's Exhibition : Frif Butter every Day ard Eggs new loidly m:e Niartha Simpson

This work is sufficiently known and approved in the original ; and the mere English Reader may be thankful for the present translation, which, notwithstanding the inaccuracy above ncted, will not lead him far from the sense of the Author.

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Art. 34. A Treatise on the Diseases of Women ; in which it is

attempted to join a just Theory to the most safe and approved Practice. With a chronological Catalogue of the Physicians who have written on these Diseases. Translated from the French Original. Written by Dr. J. Astruc, Royal Professor of Physic at Paris, and consulting Physician to the King of France. 8vo. 2 Vols. 10s. 6 d. bound. Nourse.

About twenty years ago a book appeared in English, bearing nearly the same title with the present work, and having the sanction of this Gentleman's name. It was extremely well received by the Public, although it was by no means to be considered as the work of Dr. Aftruc, being no other than a Digest of the Notes collected by one of his Pupils. The present work, however, is the genuine product of this learned Physician's mature consideration, and most affiduous application to the study of his subject. He is now his own Editor, and the English Student will do well to make himself acquainted with the curious and accurate theory, laid down by so diligent and able a proficient in this branch of the Medical Art.- -The Doctor intends another volume to compleat his plan.

Art. 35. A Treatise on the Disease called a Cold, sewing its

general Nature and Causes, its various Species and different Events; together with some cautionary Rules of Conduct, proper, to be observed in order to get safely rid of it, when taken, &c. By John Chandler, F.R.S. 8vo. 2s. Ed. Millar.

Mr. Chandler has shewn himself so intimately and thoroughly acquainted with his subject, that we think his book a valuable and aseful performance, although somewhat aukwardly and pedantically written, Such a parade of learned words and phrases may prevent the work from becoming fo generally useful, (among unmedical Readers) as it might have proved, had the style been less scientific, and more fami'iar. The Author is certainly an excellent Apothecary, but not the most agreeable Writer.

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SINGLE SERMONS.

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- Before the University of Oxford, at St. Mary s, January 24, 1702; in which the exceptions of a late Writer to the conduct of David, on some occafions, are obviated. By William Cleaver, M. A. of Lincoln College. Rivington.

2. The Ufe, l'alue, and Improvement of various Readings, shewn and illufirated, before the University of Oxford, at St. Mary's, October 18, 1761. By William Worthington, D. D. Chaplain to the Archbihop of York, and Author of the Essay on Redemption. Fletcher.

3. Before the House of Commons, January 30, 1762. By Samuel Sa'ter, D. D. Master of the Charter-House, Rector of St. Bartholomew the Little in London, and Prebendary of Norwich. Bathurst.

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4. Before the Lords, on the above-mentioned Occasion. By Sao muel Lord Bishop of St. Davids. Walter.

5. An opproved Pahor. A Charge delivered at Daventry, Feb. 25, 1762, at the Ordination of the Rev. Joannes Runnals, A. L. M. and Philof. Doct. By Hugh Worthington, A. M. Published at the Defire of the Person ordained, and of other Ministers then present. Henderson.

6. Every Man cur Neighbour, - at the Opening of the 'Lock Holpital near Hyde Park Corner, March 28, 1762. By the Rev. Mr. Madan, Chaplain to the said Hospital. Dilly.

7. The Council of Gamaliel confidered, -before the Society in Scotland for propagating Christian Knowlege, at their Anniversary Meet• ing in the High Church of Edinburgh, Jan. 4, 1762. By Robert Dick, D. D. Minister of the Trinity College Church of Edinburgh.

8. No Acceptance with God by Faith only,-before the University of Oxford, at St. Mary's Church, July 19, 1761. With a Postscript, containing some Strictures on the Substance of a Sermon lately published by the Rev. Mr. Madan. By John Allen, M. A. Vice Principal of St. Mary Magdalen Hall. Whilton.

9. The Use of Reason in Matters of Religion, stated and explained, at the University of Oxford, at St. Peter's in the East, March 7, 1762. By Thomas Randolph, D. D. President of C.C.C. Oxford. Fletcher.

10. A Right to eternal Glory, through the meritorious Obedience of
Chrift, proved to be consistent with the absolute Freedom and so
vereignty of Divine Grace. By John Brine Keith.

11. At the Anniversary Meeting of the Governors of the Magdalen
Charity, March 18, 1762, at St. George's, Hanover Square. By
William Dodd. M. A. Chaplain to the Bishop of St. Davids, and
Lecturer of Westham in Ellex. Davis, &c.

12. The Charoeler and Reward of the good and faithful Servant, a
Sermon preached at Crouched Friars, London, April 18, 1762,-on
Occasion of the Death of George Benson, D.D. who died April 6, in
the 63d Year of his Age. By Edward Pickard. To which is added,
The Oration at the Interment. By. E. Radcliff. Henderson, &c.

2.

SERMONS on the Fast, March 12, 1762.
1. The Prospect of our Success in the present War,-at Crutched
Friers. By E. Radcliff. Henderfon.

At St. George the Martyr, Queen's Square. By James
Sheeles, M. A. Flexney.

3. Before the House of Lords, at St. Peter's, Westminster. By
the Lord Bishop of Landaffe. Payne, Meuse-gate.

4. Before the House of Commons, at St. Margaret's, Westminster. By Henry Barton, D D. Warden of Merton College, Oxford. Sandby.

5. Two Sermons before the University of Oxford, Feb. 11, 1757, and March 12, 1;62; the Days appointed for general Fafting, &c. By John Burion, D. D. Fellow of Eton College. IS. Fletcher.

6. The Jafe Retreat from impending Judgments at Leeds. By John Edwards. Dilly.

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Notæ, five Leftiones, ad Tragicorum Græcorum veterum, Æschyli,

Sophoclis, Euripidis, quæ supersunt Dramata, deperditorumque
Reliquias. Auctore Benjamino Heath. Concluded.

in our last Review considered Dr. Heath's Annotations on Æschylus, we shall now proceed to his Notes on Sophocles and Euripides,

Perhaps no ancient Author whatever has suffered more from the mischievous labours of Commentators and Restorers, than the illustrious Sophocles. They have bled and phyficked, they have impaled and excotiated him ; they have cut off his natural limbs and given him others of wood: infomuch, that were he to rise again upon earth, and behold his poor Tragedies, might he not say with exquisite irony,

To go bedev imeli,
Ανεπνευσα τέκ σεθεν, και

Καλεκοιμησα του μον όμμα.
About the beginning of the fourteenth century, one De.
metrius Triclinius took it into his head to revise Sophocles,
and to examine him metrically. For this purpose he pro-
vided himself with a feale of feet, and went to work with his
Author. Where he supposed the length of his verse fitted his
scale, it was well; it stood as it was; where he found it either
too long or too short, without any more ado he pieced or
curtailed it, and sometimes interwove whole lines of his own
manufacture with the original text. It was fortunate enough
that he had the honesty, of father the vanity, to acknowlege
whatever he altered or infetted; but is it not strange that
even after this acknowlegement, his copies should be fol-
lowed by future Editors, and that Turnebus, who published
Rev. June, 1762.

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his Edition of Sophocles in the sixteenth century, should adopt
thein only as genuine? However, to be convinced of their
futility and stupidity, nothing more will be necefiary than
to compare them with the edition of Aldus, executed from
more ancient and authentic copies.

After these sufferings the Poct might reasonably hope to
meet with some redrefs from our learned Commentator; and
we doubt not that the title of The Reflorer of Sophocles was re-
ferved for Dr. Heath.

In Ajax, v. 143, we entirely agree with the Doctor, that
instead of in Touar ought to be read IT TOVOW.Or, which will
be a very just and natural epithet to help wr', analogous to
which is Bourquoy a'zilav in Electra, v. 182. For iTToucun,
whether applied to Ajax or to 1.supw, will have very little
propriety : introvou or is therefore a good emendation.

In the following passage, however, we cannot embrace the
Doctor's opinion that models aules should be referred to the
Greeks, and not to the Avium Greges in the line above.

Αλλ' (ότε γαρ δη Το σον όμι απεδα
Παναγεσ, ατε πίηνων αγέλαι)
Μεγαν αιγυπιον γ υποδεισαλές,
Ταχ αν εξαιφνης ει συ φανης, ,
Σιγη πρηξειαν άφωνοι. .

Ajax, v. 167, &c.
So the Doctor reads this passage, and places the parenthesis ;
but in our opinion

Μεγαν αιγυπιον η υποδεισανlες
ought to be included in the parenthesis, and modeirantes
should be referred to úzenet, for fo the construction will be
most natural and easy.

Ajcx, V. 304. Oonu xil o'ulw ciepor éxitsailar
This verfe is rightly rendered

Quantis ipsos cruciatibus mox regreffus rikifcerctur.
We are obliged for this construction, as well as for many
other sensible illustrations of Sophocles, to Mr. Mudge of
Plymouth; to whose critical abilities our Author bears ha
nourable testimony in his Preface,

πανα
The alteration that Johnson proposes in this verse of
δηλουν λογον to δουλον λεγειν, we cannot by any means agree
to; for it is not only, as our Commentator observes, far from
being clear that the messenger was a fave, but, in our opi-

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nion,

Ibid.

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