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certain Right Hon. Gentleman further considered. 8vo. is. 6 d. 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 arother might anfwer, 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 Authors to carry their wares to. Art. 5. The Parallel : Being the fubftance of two Speeches, supe
posed to have been made in the Closet, by two different Ministers, sometime before a late Demijë. Humbly submitted to the Judgment
of those who are to consider of the Renewal of our Pruffian Treaty. 8vo. 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. Pite 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 resentinent of every impartial reader.
Art. 6. The proper Object of the present War with France and
Spain considered; and the Independence of Great Britain vindie cated from any Connection with foreign Politics. 8vo. 18. 6d. Johnston.
We fought 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 inportance, 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 malter-stroke, and easily vindicated by the ultima ratio regum.
This rambling politician, who whitks 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 beyond all hope of redemption, and predestinates that which is expected in Portugal to the fame 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,
I 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
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 fame 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.
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 b'ind and bigotted papifts.”-If 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 ? so 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 Gibraltar!
Art. 9. Fresh Hints from an honest Man, upon the present cri
tical Posture of Affairs. 8vo. Modeftly instructs the Government how to carry on the war, and wifely publishes the secret to all the world. But 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. Grece Grammatices Rudimenta Ordine novo ac facil
limo digesta. Or, A new Greek Grammar, wherein the Der clension of Nouns, and Conjugation of Verbs, are disposed in a new, easy, and distinct Method. By Thomas Stackhouse, A. M. Oetavo. 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 ule 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 thole who have engaged in the fame undertaking
R Art. 11. A new Account of the Inhabitants, Trade, and Govern
ment of Spain. 8vo. Is. 6d. Hinxman: Compiled, hastily, from larger Treatises, and published within a few days after the Declaration of War. It may afford fome 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 acted at a certain
Art. 13. Poffcript to the Ornaments of Churches considered.
4to. Walter, &c. From this postscript to the ingenious treatise above-mentioned we learn, that the prosecution against the church-wardens of St. Margaret's, Weitminfter, is not yet dropped ; that the Author “ has received 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 miftaken in fupposing the prosecution was set on foot by some of the pariskirners, 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 Charch 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 Astors and Actresses on the English Stage; with an impartial Estimate of their respective Merits. By the Author, gyo, 18, Richards,
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 preseột trash, it be well seasoned with obscenity. Art. 15. An authentic Account of the Proceedings of their High Mightinesses the States of Holland and Weft-Friezeland, on the Complaint laid before them by his Excellency Sir Joseph Yorke, his Britannic Majesty's Ambasador at the Hague, concerning Hostilities committed in the River of Bengal. 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 Auz 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 superior force. The Englifh, however, not content with humbling their antagonists, transinitted their complaints to Europe, and charged the Dutch with being the aggrcffors. In consequence of this, Mr. York was ordered to remonftrate on the occasion to their high mightinesses, and to demand satisfaction for the affront and damage intended against the settlements and subjects of his Britannic Majesty. The Dutch, however, deny the charge, recriminating upon the English, accusing them with being in reality the aggressors, and, in their turn, claiming satisfaction for the damages they actually received, -by the aforefard drubbings, 'How this dispute will end, time will shew, as Pamphlet 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 thật Kingdom, now residing here. 8vo. Is. 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 terror and melt us with pity, than we are with any other kind of reading. The tale to which we have now been aftending, is of this sorg. 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 perulal. In short, this narrative is penned in a tirain
far fuperior to what might be expected from the subje&t; and it appears to be as authentic, in regard to facts, as it is correct and elegant in the expression.
Art. 17. Fugitive Pieces on various Subjects. By several Althors.
2 Vols. 6s. Dodsley. We have here a collection of ingenious compositions in prose, which have already been published separately, and most of which have taken place in our Review, at the times of their respective publications. Their vides 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.
Il. An Account of the Emperor of China's Gardens at Pekin, translated from the French, by the same. VII. p. 421.
fu. Deformity. By William Hay, Erq; IX. p. 500.
IV. Lucina fine Concubitu : addresied io the Royal Society. II.
V? 'A modest Defence of Gaming, IX. p. 472.
VII. The polite Philosopher: å well known Tract, written by
VII. The Plan of an Essay on Delicacy. By Dr. Lancaster.
XIV. A Parallel in the Manner of Plutarch. By the Rev. Mr.
We sincerely congratulate the public on this little, but elegant, collection, which may preserve some valuable pieces from being uia
RELIGIOU3 and CONTROVERSIAL.
In two parts. By Samuel Walker, A. B. late Curate of
This-iritroduction seems to be written with a pious intention ; but the Author's notions are so riarrow 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.
R. Art. 19. Presbyters and Deacons not commissioned to preach with
out the Bishop's Allowance.--A Discourse addressed to a certain Methodis Clergyman. 8vo. Is. Nicoll.