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certain Right Hon. Gentleman further confidered. 8vo. I s. 6d. Coote.
Our Author honestly acknowleges, that the happy operation of his two former letters upon the public, emboldened him to undertake a third: i. é. the good sale of the first and second letters rendering it probable that another might answer, accordingly another was written ; and so will a fourth and a fifth too, we doubt not, if the third succeeds. The political market is at present the beft market for Au. thors to carry their wares co.
Aft. 5. The Parallel : Being the fubftance of two Speeches, fup. :
posed to have been made in the Closet, by two different Miniters, sometime before a late Demise. Humbly jubmitted to the Judgment of those who are to consider of the Renewal of our Prufran Treaty. 8vo. Is. Nicoll. ;
A nervous stroke aimed at the late minister, and at the German war, from the pen of a sturdy veceran, if we mistake not, who has often pursued Mr. Pitt with a zeal which is certainly laudable, if proceeding solely from a persuasion that the measures of the minister have been contrary to the interests of his country ; but if from perfonal enmity, it merits the indignant resentment of every impartia! reader.
Art. 6. The proper Object of the prefent War with France and
Spain considered; and the Independence of Great Britain vindia cated from any Connection with foreign Politics. 8vo. Is. 6d. Johnston.
We sought in vain, all through this irregular pamphlet, for the proper object of the present war; the Author having presented to our view so many objects of importance, that, it is to be feared, the favourite one he would recommend to notice is lost in the croud. Perhaps he means our seizing the Brasils, in case the Spaniards should conquer Portugal. This, no doubt, would be a master-stroke, and easily vindicated by the ultima ratio regum.
"This rambling politician, who whisks his readers through every part of the globe in less than fixty-eight pages, taking notice of many a proper cbject in his circuit, damns the war in Germany be. yond all hope of redemption, and predestinates that which is exo pected in Portugal to the same fate, unless we confine our efforts to the watery element. Perhaps he is very right in this idea, as well as in many other of his observations relating to France and Holland : but then he is such a rough and furious declaimer, that we doubt, those readers. who are as hasty as himself, will be apt to pick many a quarrel with him, as they jog along through the various scenes of our present and future contention with France and Spain ,
Art. 7. Arguments against a Spanish War. 8vo. 1 s. 6d.
Cabe. This pamphlet appeared just before the declaration of war against Spain; but came, alas ! too late to prevent the flame from breaking odt. Had he published a month or two sooner, who knows what effect it might have had at the Courts of London and Madrid But let us see what the same gentleman (as we suppose him to be) has to say on the other side of the question in the next article, viz.
Art. 8. Motives for pursuing a Spanish War with Vigour. By
a Member of Parliament. 8vo. Is. Cabe. Aye, now, Mr. Member of Parliament, you are got on the right fide of the hedge; now you may say something to the purpose; for, as we are certainly in for it, the best service our pamphleteers can sender their country, is to point out the most adviseable means of getting out again, with honour and advantage. Let us attend then to what this gentleman has to offer : “ We have too long been the bubbles of Europe.”—True, Sir, very true; and human life itself, as the Philosopher says, is but a bubble! Well, let us proceed to something else, for there is nothing new in this. “ Neither of these nations [France and Spain] can ever love us”-for “they are all blind and bigotted papists."- f this, indeed, be the case, where is the wonder that the Spaniards are not able to see the folly of their quarrelling with Great Britain ? Poor people ! they are to be pitied. Bat as to the French, they ought to know better; because, with our Author's leave, they are not all blind and bigotted papists, near one half of the nation being Huguenots, or free-thinkers, who have as little animosity to our religion as they have to our roast beef. But has not our Author something more important to communicate ? 6 We may now, perhaps, feel the loss of Minorca; but let us not Shamefully forget Gibraltar.” Aye, this is to the Point. Gentlemen at the helm! halloo! take care there, and don't forget Gi. braltar!
Art. 9. Fresh Hints from an honest Man, upon the present cri
tical Posture of Affairs. 8vo. Is. Burnet. Modestly instructs the Government how to carry on the war, and wwifely publishes the secret to all the world. Bat there is no great harm done; the bonest Man may print away as long as he finds it anfwer his purpose : the public, we apprehend, will be very little affected by his communications.
MISCELLANEOU S. Art. 10. Græcæ Grammatices Rudimenta Ordine novo ac facil
limo digesta. Or, A new Greek Grammar, wherein the Des clension of Nouns, and Conjugation of Verbs, are disposed in a new, easy, and distinet Method. By Thomas Stackhouse, A. M. Octavo. 6s. Dilly.
This Grammar, we are told in the Preface, was originally drawn up for the use of a private pupil, and is now published at the desire of several friends, for whose judgment the Author has the highest esteem. He makes a free use of other Grammars, and frequently expresses himself in their words, wherever it suits his purpose. His great aim has been to unite a comprehensive brevity, with distinctness and perspicuity ; and in this attempt he appears to have succeeded better than the generality of those who have engaged in the same undertaking.
R Art. 11. A new Account of the Inhabitants, Trade, and Govern
ment of Spain. 8vo. Is. 6 d. Hinxmani Compiled, hastily, from larger Treatises, and published within a few days after the Declaration of War. It may afford some satisfaction to those who are not possessed of more ample accounts.
Art. 12. All in the Right: Or, The Cuckold in good earnest.
A Farce in two Aets, as it was agreed to be alled at a certain
Art. 13. Poffcript to the Ornaments of Churches considered.
4to. Walter, &c. From this poftscript to the ingenious treatise above-mentioned we learn, that the prosecution against the church-wardens of-St. Margaret's, Westminster, is not yet dropped; that the Author “ has re. ceived many letters from gentlemen of great dignity and learning in the church, and from laymen of superior abilities,” in commenda. tion of his performance; and that the Monthly Reviewers were miltaken in fupposing the prosecution was set on foot by some of the parihi:ners, it having been commenced and carried on by a certain tody, with whom the parishioners had no connection.— Nor had they ever taken the least offence at the fine painted window, which has given rise to so much contention. See Review for May, 1761.
To this Appendix is added, an Extract from a Sermon preached by Dr. Zach. Pearce, (now Bishop of Rochester) in Defence of Church Ornaments.
Art. 14. The Battle of the Players ; in Imitation of Swift's
Battle of the Books. "In which are introduced the Characters of all the Actors and Actresses on the English Stage; with an impartial Ejlimate of their respective Merits. By the Author, Svo, 15, Richards,
This This imitation has somewhat of the form, but nothing of the spirit of Swift's Battle of the Books; but it seems that any ribaldry concerning the play-houses and players will sell, especially if, like the prefent trah, it be well seasoned with obscenity.
Art. 15. An authentic Account of the Proceedings of their High
Mightinesses the States of Holland and West-Friezeland, on the Complaint laid before them by his Excellency Sir Foseph Yorke, his Britannic Majesty's Ambassador at the Hague, concerning Hisilities committed in the River of Bengali To which is added, an Appendix, containing the original Letters of Colonel Clive, Admiral Pococke, Admiral Watson, with other Vouchers. Translated from the original Dutch, printed by Aur thority. 4to. 25. 6d. Becket and Co.
No Englishman who reads the news-papers, (and who does not now read them?) can be ignorant of the bickerings which happened between the English and the Dutch, in the East-Indies, about two years ago ; which were terminated by several hearty drubbings of the latter; who thereupon found themselves constrained to acknowlege themsólves in the wrong, and to submit to fuperior force. The English, however, not content with humbling their antagonists, transmitted their complaints to Europe, and charged the Dutch with þeing the aggressors. In consequence of this, Mr. York was ordered to remonstrate on the occasion to their high mightinesses, and to de. mand satisfaction for the affront and damage intended against the settlements and subjects of his Britannic Majeity. The Dutch, howe ever, deny the charge, recriminating upon the English, accusing them with being in reality the aggressors, and, in their turn, claiming satisfaclion for the damages they actually received,—by the afores , fard drubbings. How this dispute will end, time will hew, as Pam- . phlet says in the farce.
Art. 16. Some authentic Particulars of the Life of John Mac
naghton, Esq; of Benvardon, who was executed in Ireland, on Tuesday the 15th of December, for the Murder of Miss Mary Anne Knox, C. Compiled from Papers communicated by a Gentleman in Ireland to a person of Distinction of that Kingdom, now residing here. 8vo. Iš Payne and Cropley.
By a strange affection of the human mind, we are, perhaps, more delighted with narratives that, at the same time, Itrike us with ter. : ror and melt us with pity, than we are with any other kind of reading. The tale to which we have now been attending, is of this sort.. The circumstances were, in general, well known' before; but the manner in which they are related is so new, so different from the poor unconnected ill-written details we had previously met with re. lating to this unhappy affair, that we found no want of novelty to intereft us in the perusal. In short, this narrative is penned in a tiram
far fuperior to what might be expected from the subject; and it appears to be as authentic, in regard to facts, as it is correct and ele. gaat in the expression.
Art. 17. Fugitive Pieces on various Subjects. By several At
thors. 12mo. 2 Vols. 6s. Dodfley. . We have here a collection of ingenious compofitions in profe, 'which have already been published separately, and most of which have taken place in our Review, at the times of their respective publications. Their tides are as under, to which we have added refe. rences to the places in the Review where they are noticed.
1. Crito, a Dialogue on Beauty. By Sir Harry Beaumont. Review, Vol. VI, p. 226.
Ili An Account of the Emperor of China's Gardens at Pekin, translated from the French, by the same. VII. p. 421.
IU. Deformity. By William Hay, Esq; IX. p. 500.
IV. Lucina fine Concubitu : addresied to the Royal Society, II. p. 255. . . .
V: A modest Defence of Gaming, IX. p. 472.
VI. The pretty Gentleman ; firit printed in 1947 , · VII. The polite Philosopher: å well known Tract; written by Col. Forrester, and first printed at Edinburgh.
VII. The Plan of an Essay on Delicacy. By Dr. Lancaster. 1748.
ix. A Vindication of natural Society, XIV. p. 18.
XIV. A Parallel in the Manner of Plutarch. By the Rev. Mr. Spence. XXI. p. 363.
We sincerely congratulate the public on this little, but elegant, collection, which may preserve some valuable pieces from being uta terly loft.
RELIGIOU3 and CONTROVERSIAL. Art. 18. A familiar Introduction to the Knowledge of ourselves,
In two parts. By Samuel Walker, A. B. late Curate of Truro in Cornwal, and formerly of Exeter College in Oxford. 12mo. 4d. Oliver.
This introduction seems to be written with a pious intention ; but the Author's notions are so narrow and contracted, that a reader of an enlarged and liberal turn of mind can have little pleasure in perus. ing it. The subject, indeed, is a very important one, but we do not remember ever to have seen it so poorly handled.
Art. 19. Presbyters and Deacons not commissioned to preach with
cut the Bishop's Allowance.-A Discourse addressed to a certain • Methodist Clergyman. 8vo. Is. Nicoll.