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strengthener and ftomachic: and that all these furprising and powerfur qualities are most compleatly communicated to perfectly rectified spirit: in which form this molt noble elixir is presented to the public.-Whether this elixir will really effect wonders, we pretend not to determine. One effect, however, we apprehend it will work, it will put money into the Imperial Academician's pocket; and, as the Dołtas himself observes, in recommending his Balsam of Honey, there is more in this than GOOD MEN would think of.Art. 18. An Esay on the most effectual Means of preserving the

Health of Seamen in the Royal Navy, &c. By James Lind, M. D. Second Edit. improved and enlarged. 8vo. 2 s. 64, few'd, Wilson.

For an account of the first edition of this work, we refer our Readers to the Review for July 1757, p: 89. As to the additions and Improvements in this impression, we cannot give a better general idea of them than in the Author's own words, which we shall transcribe from the advertisement prefixed to the work. I have, says the Doctor, now revised these sheets, and made some additions, endeavouring to render this performance more extensively useful, not only to all seamen and passengers in ships, but also to others, more especially to many of our colonies, and factories abroad. In the second part, I have more fully enlarged on the precepts for securing such as attend sick persons against infection, which are not confined to seamen or to thips, but intended as general directions, and as a supplement to my Two Papers, now published, on Fevers and Infection, See our account of these Papers, p. 301 of this month's Review. The precepts, for the security of those who attend the sick, with which the Doctor hath particularly enlarged this edition, are briefly these; Drink a glass of a slight infufion of the Bark once or twice a-day. Visit not the sick with an empty stomach, Wash your mouth with camphorated vinegar, and ftop your nostrils with lint dipped in the fame before you enter the room. Wear a suit of waxed linen. Fumigate the chamber with the steam of tar. Chew somewhat which may cause you to spit often. Dip your fingers in vinegar before you feel the pulse. Drink a glass of wine, with the juice of half a lemon and sugar before bleeding the patient. These are undoubtedly very efficacious precautions, and are therefore proper additions to this excellent treatise : they are however not altogether pew.

Art, 19. The Address. A Fable. 4to. 60. Nicoll,
Foolishly abuses the city address, and the citizens themfelves, in
such wretched rhymes as the following:

Ye tools of art and myiteries!
Where each to cheat the other tries :
Yc flaves of lart, attornies, brokers !
or oilmen, ginmen, chandlers, grocers * !
Of vintners, mercers, haberdashers,

Smiths, toymen, Lombard-credit ihrashers.-
Grokers, ii thould have been, for the rhyme's sake.


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We have, ourselves t, censured the citizens on account of the ad. dress here alluded to ; but this Fable-monger seems to be chiefly angry with them for being tradesmen. Our would-be wits are often thus exercising their little talents, in order to ridícule those who are much more useful and more valuable members of society than themselves. And yet to these very fcribblers may the following couplet, from Dr. Young, be often juftly applied :

His hammer this, and that his trowel quits,
And wanting sense for tradesmen, pass for wits.

+ See Review for last Month, p. 238, art. 15.
Art. 20. The Elbow-Chair: A Rhapsody. By the Rev. E.

Cooper, of Droitwyche, Worcesterthire, Author of a Col-
lection of Elegiac Poely; Bewdley *, a descriptive Poem;
Elegy on the Death of Mr. Shenstone, &c. &c. 4to.
I s. 6d. F. Newbery.

We never met with a more rhapsodical rhapsody than this of an ho-
nelt Welch parfon, in praise of his own country. Seated in his el-
bow-chair, smoking hís pipe, and ruminating on love, and liberty,
and rural prospects; on the marriage-act, on angling, on church-
yards, on hunting, on patriotism, and on the Scorch favourite.
Though the good man seems to have no great notion of elegance or
correctness of composition, he has fame harmonious lines; and among
the rest, the following hunting-scene is not unworthy the Reader's

At the found
Of deep-mouth'd beagles all the foul's on fire;
Up from the bed of floth, thou lazy Cit,
And meet the morning's fresheft looks, and hear
The hills and dales resound with joyful cries,
Here bring thy courser to the sylvan train,
And join the mutual cry: for buxom health
Repays our toil, and o'er the nut-brown jug
At night the mirthful tale inspires the foul.
Here will I fit upon the verdanç fide
Of this known hill: observe the merry crew
With sense fagacious (as they queft along)
Now catch th' informing gale: what sweet-ton'd thunder
Rolls tremulous along the winding vale!
For Trimbush now confirms the doubtful strife,
And all the pack his well-known voice obey.
Quick see the hare skim o'er the less'ning plain,
In view the general chorus loud resounds.
Such charming musick never did I hear ;
For, Somerville! a cry more tuneable,
“ Was never hallow'd to, nor cheard with horn,"
E'en woods and dales rejoic’d, and join'd the cry.
Swift as the bounding roe yon coursers fly,
Outstrip the wind, and skim along the mead.
Now to yon grove, where playful oft and young

The lev’ret peaceful Atray'd, a refuge there
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She seeks in vain: for ah! her ecchoing yeli
With double fury bursts upon her ear.
In doubling mazes now the seeks to foil
Th' approaching foe: but mind yon fteddy hound

(Whose age, experience in the pleasing chace
Oft times has taught) now with a glorious thirst
Of generous ardor eager speed his way;
A certain fign, that now the links--and dies.
The strepent horn confirms the joyful news,
And all around shrill propagates the found.
These are the sports of Welchmen: did ye know
The luxury of sleep, ye fons of ease,
Oft got by rural paftime, ye would scorn
The blandishments of down, and all the arts

Emollient, which disgrace the race of men.
Some very faulty lines, and useless epithets, we have observed it
this poem; but as the good-humoured Author appears to be quite
snug and happy in his elbow-chair, we are unwilling to disturb bin
by descending to particular animadversions : and more especially a
the random, incoherent nature of the piece may seem to claim an eva
emption from a too rigid trial by the laws of criticiím.

THE A TRICAL. Art. 21. Daphne and Amintor : A Comic Opera, in Owe All, a it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane

. 8vo. 1S. Newbery, Becket, &c.

This is the third time that The Oracle of M. St. Foix has been cooked up for the palates of English readers and English avdiences. It was first translated, literally, about twenty years ago, by an anons

Next, it was translated by Mrs. Cibber, in 1752; and Bickerfaf, Author of Love in a Village, and The Maid of the Mill

, hath taken up this pretty trifle, made fome alteration in the plan, added to it several poor and preposterous fongs, unworthy

of his felf, by whom they were written, unworthy

of Mr. Garrick, by whom this mess was suffered to be ferved up for the public entertain: ment, and unworthy of the toleration the piece met with from a grada natured, shall we say? or a tasteless audience! As to bis mulle, we have not heard it ; take, therefore,

his own account of it: please

, as it has been selected with the greatest attention, bath to the beauty of the airs, and its effect upon the theatre. There are, iar deed, some people who may possibly be of opinion, that I ought to have chosen old Englith or Scotch ballads; or got music composed in name of music at all; at least they can have little or no merit on the itage ; where every thing ought to be fupported by a degree of action and character.'

Yes, gentle Reader, thou mayest well fare! bat, disruft not us It is really in the book, and we have faithfully transcribed the pasager

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in which Mr. B. hath asserted that the mufic of the old English and Scotch ballads scarce deferves the name of music at all! To think of refuting such a declaration as this, would be almost as absurd as the declaration itself. ---There is such a piece as The BEGGAR'S Opera: turn to that justly admired + performance, Mr. B. then turn to thy own Daphne and Amintor,--and be dumb for ever!

+ We intend this epithet only for the ballads : for as to this celem brated burlesque opera, considered as a dramatic composition, we do not think it entitled to any commendation: its very plan having an immoral tendency 'rt. 22. The Merry Midnight Mifake, or Comfortable Conclufion :

A new Comedy. By David Ogborne. 8vo. Isa Chelmsford printed ; and fold by Williams in London.

We never before met with any thing in the dramatic form fo mean, low, and stupid as this Chelmsford Comedy. As we never heard af Mr. David Ogborne before ; so we heartily wish we may never hear of him again, or meet with any more of his miserable productions.

MISCELLANEOUS. Art. 32. The Entertaining Instructor: In French and English.

Being a Colle&tion of judicious Sayings, sinart Repartees, short Stories, &c. Extracted from the mol celebrated French Authors, and particularly the Books in Ana. By the Author of the History of England by Question and Answer; the Roman Hirtory, &c. Intended chiefly for the Use of Schools,


35. Millar.

As the mere English Reader will, probably, be at a loss to know what Mr. Lockman (the compiler and translator of these anecdotes, &c.) means by the books in Ana,' we fall give our Author's owo account of these Anas.

• Ana is a word of no signification in itself, and merely a Latin termination of noun adjectives plural, of the neuter gender. But as of late years, these kinds of adjectives have been made titles to books, and even to fome writ in French, which form a collection of wise sayings, smart repartees, &c. of certain learned and ingenious men; fuch compositions are called books in Ann. Wolfius has given us the biftory of these books in his preface to the Caufaboniana. He therein observes, that though this is a new fort of title, yet the thing itself is of very remote antiquity: that the books of Xenophon, concerning the sayings and a&ions of Socrates, form a Socratiana : that the apophthegins of the philosophers collected by Diogenes Laertius, the sentences of Pythagoras, those of Epictetus, the works of Atheuzus, Stobæus, and several others, are books in Ana.---The Scali. gerana was the first of the Anas, it being drawn from the papers of Vaffant and Verthunian ; who, we are told, took the whole from the mouth of Scaliger. ------ Afterwards appeared Perroniana, Thuana, Naudrana, Patiniona, Sorberiana, Menagiana, Anti-Menagiana, Fureteriana, Chereana, Es down to arlequinima.--Of ali which books the Menaging is Icoked upon as the best.'

With regard to the present collection, the industrious Author hal hitiself given a very fair and impartial account of it in his preface: “ Some of the articles, says he, are of a serious, and others of a jocose turn; bat certainly none of a loofe or immodeft caft: for as they are intended principally for our youth, of both sexes, the compiler would have thought himself highly criminal, had he introduced even a single thought which might contribute to deprave their morals. The variery is very great; and the compiler himself perceives a wide difference in the materials of which this book is composed; fome ar ticles having to finitely more merit than others. However, he hopes that the whole will not be rejected on that accounts, but that such as are of real value, will compensate for those which may, be judged otherwife: In a repository of jewels, every stone is not a diamond.Some of the articles introduced here are found in other books of che fame fort; but a greater pumber, he believes, never, appeared in English before. The original here is the French, all the English being translation. This the compiler has sometimes attempted in a free manner, and só as, 'if possible, to give his verfion the air of an original ; except on such occafions as he judged it of more utility to the pupil, to keep close to the French idiom. -Altho" this email pet? formance is calculated more immediately for youth, yet it may be judged noways unfit for the perusal of persons of riper years ; as containing reflections and observations on men and things, worthy the rotice of the gravest and moit intelligent perfons. Some will perhaps think that many of these maxims may be useful to schools, for making of Latin exercises,'- Thus far our honest Compiles; to whole account we have only to add our opinion, that his book seems very well calculated to answer, in general, the useful purposes above-mentioned.

SERMON S. 1. The Iisdom and Righteousnefs of the Divine Providence, illi strated from the Character of fob. Ai Honiton, Aag; 25; 1765; being and firit Sanday after the late dreadful-fire. By Richard Harrison. Backland, &c,

* The profits arising from the fole of this discourse, are to be applied toward the relief of the sufferers.

II. Baptism a Divine Commandment to be observed. At the bapa tism of the Rev. Mr. Robert Carmichael, Minister of the Gospel at Edin: burgh; Ca. 9, 1765. By John Gill, D. D. Keith.

CO Ř Ř E Ś PONDENCÉ. ..The Remarks on Voltaire, signed PHILALETHIS, are more proper for a Magazine than the Review. We are far from thinking them impertinent, or unworthy of a place in any miscellaneous pub lication ; but we Mhould deviate too much from the immediate bunineis of a literary journal, were we to admit every original efsay that may be rent us.

67. The fecond letter from Tamsworth, figned also Philalethes, is acknowledged. The Reviewers are obliged to the writer for his kind hints'; to which they will pay all due regard; but beg leave to decline the continuance of the litile controversy they have had with him, the

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