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5. Various readings of Daniel, &c. according to a MS. of 550 years antiquity, marked No. 153 in Dr. Kennicot's bible, by Profeffor Tychfen, the poffeffor of this MS.-6. A chronicle of Edeffa, tranflated, by a perfon unknown, from the Syriac, inferted in the oriental library of Affemanni.-7. Corrections and augmentations of the Hexaples of Origen, by Dr. Doederlein.-8. Tranflations, paraphrafes, &c. of difficult paffages in Hofea and the 68th Pfalm.-9. An examination of the different accounts, that have been given of the occafion of the Alexandrian verfion, by Prof. Eichhorn, who is fuppofed to be the Editor of the whole work.

M.

MONTHLY

CATALOGUE,

For APR I L, 1778.
MILITARY SCIENCE.

Art. 9. A Military Courfe for the Government and Conduct of a
Battalion, defigned for their Regulation in Quarters, Camp, or
Garrison; with useful Obfervations and Initructions for their
Manner of Attack and Defence. Ornamented with a Frontif-
piece, and Twenty Copper-plate Plans. By Thomas Simes, Efq;
late of the Queen's Royal Regiment, Author of the Military Guide.
and Governor of the HIBERNIAN Society for the Orphans and
Children of Soldiers. 8vo. 10 s. 6d. bound, with the Plans
coloured. Almon, &c. 1777.

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HIS appears to be an ufeful compilement, for OFFICERS

as to the private men, the price of the work fets it out of their reach. We have but few books of inftruction in the military fcience, and they are all, to the best of our recollection, expensive to purchase. There is a want of cheap manuals for the foldiery, many of whom might, poffibly, be induced to employ thofe leifure hours in reading, which are idly, or worse than idly, wafied; fometimes, perhaps, merely for want of the proper means, or opportunities, or incitements, to a more profitable use of their spare hours.-Capt. Simes, who, though not a correct Writer, feems to have been long practifed in the bufinefs of compiling military publications, may, if he pleases, attend to this hint.

POETICAL.

Art. 10. The Project; a Poem Dedicated to Dean Tucker. 4to. I s. Becket. 1778.

The hint of this witty project is taken from Montesquieu's notion of the influence of climate upon national character. Our Poet generally applies this principle to the temper and difpon on of Britons, but, particularly, to our party contelts, and parliamentary debates :

Our atmosphere to honour leads,
Infpires the breast to hardy deeds;

* Vid. our account of his Military Medley, Review for November, 1767, P. 391.

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The heart beats quick;-the fpirits rise;
All which our latitude fupplies.
Yet, for extremes ev'n virtue mar,
We fometimes carry ours too far:
When winter winds too chilly pierce,
We grow impatient, wild and fierce;
While every fofter virtue flies,
To gentler climes, and milder fkies.
To moderate this bold extreme,
Is oft the philofophic theme;
Senfe, wit, and policy combine;
But ftill too learnedly refine.
The fyftem's plain, if well purfued;
We mult correct our latitude.

How many Questions have been loft,
By the house meeting in a froft?
The oppofition flock together,
Like ftrings of wild geefe, in hard weather;
Keen, as the blaft that chills their blood,
They nip each ministerial bud :
The tender bloom of ways and means,
That North with wit and wifdom fcreens,
Too oft their adverse influence feels,
Shrinks from the form, and half congeals;
That, ev'n in all his blufhing grace,
Rigby fcarce thaws them with-his face '

To controul the ftern power of WINTER, the merry Bard propofes

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that a vast Buzaglo' be fixed in the fenate houfe ;-the defcription of which, with its mode of operation, and the management of the machine by a Fire Committee,' are given with a very confiderable degree of pleafantry.

The fuel to feed this political Buzaglo*,

Nor fprings from groves nor lurks in mines.-
Combustibles for ftate-affairs,

The prefs more speedily prepares;
The teeming prefs fhall hither fcatter
Rheams of inflammatory matter;

Here," thoughts that glow and words that burn"
To their own element fhall turn;
But, fhifted from their author's aims,
Shall fpread more falutary flames.

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Almon, by contract, fhall provide
The libels vamp'd for either fide,
And flipulate throughout the feafon
To furnish proper stock of treafon.
How bright wili the Buzaglo glow,
While heaps of Junius blaze below?
What ardours will Plain truth dispense
Fir'd with a page of Common fenfe?

• Certain newly-invented fire ftoves, &c. are called Buxagles, from the name of their ingenious inventor.

Yet

Yet in a moment 'twill be flack'd,
By thrufting in Dean Tucker's tract;
Again 'twill kindle in a trice,
Refresh'd with fcraps of Dr. Price ;
Now moulders flow with clumsy smoke,
While Johnson's fogs each paffage choak;
Now hifs, and fputter, and befmear
The house with brimstone of Shebbeare.

Making the most of his project, the Author humorously expag tiates on its utility, with regard to perfons, and parties, with good effect, at least, to the laughter-loving reader, Art. 11. Perfection; a poetical Epiftle. Calmly addreffed to the greatett Hypocrite in England. 4to. 2 S. Bew. 1778.

Whips! Scorpions! Anecdotes! excruciating rhymes, and torturing copper-plate cuts!-all to torment poor old John Wesley and his affociates of the Foundery, &c. We never faw any thing more fevere! This fecond fatire even exceeds, in bitterness, the former t -from the fame quarter.

Art. 12. The Beauties of the Poets. A Collection of Moral and
Sacred Poetry, from the most eminent Authors. Compiled by
the late Rev. Thomas Jones, of Bristol, 12mo. 3 s. fewed.
Printed by Fry and Co. Sold by T. Evans, &c. 1777.
A very good felection of religious poetry, from Milton, Pope,
Watts, Young, Thomfon, and other celebrated English Authors. We
have lately had many compilements of the kind; and, in general,
they all contain the fame pieces: but we obferve fome, in this col-
lection, which, to the best of our remembrance, are not in others.
The book has the additional merit of being correctly and elegantly
printed.

Art. 13. Marriage. 8vo. 6d. Goldney.

Why will not this Bard take our advice, and apply to the balladprinter? See account of The Park, a poem, in our Review for Ja nuary last, p. 76. Bew. 1777.

Art. 14. Wifdom; a Poem, 4to. 2 s.

The oracular dictates of infpiration cannot come under the cenfure of criticism. We have therefore only to make the world ac quainted with the high authority by which this poet demands at, tention :

The Mufe
Unequal to the task would fain refufe,

When lo! more awful speaks th' Eternal Word ;
"Go on, fear not, I'm with thee, I the Lord"-
Obedient now, with faith I take the pen-
Awake! arife! attend, ye fons of men !
Art. 15. Saberna; a Saxon Eclogue. 4to.
Bew.
Affectation and nonfenfe, téte à tête; with fomething like poetry,
peeping behind the skreen.

E.

I S.

+ Vid. account of The Saints, a fatire, in our Review for January laft, p. 73: where was given a fpecimen of this poetical negrodriver.

Art. 16. The Theatrical Bouquet: Containing an Alphabetical Arrangement of the Prologues and Epilogues which have been published by diftinguished Wits, from the Time that Colley Cibber first came on the Stage, to the present Year. 12mo. 3 s. fewed. Lowndes. 1778.

The alphabetical arrangement of thefe poetical pieces, is fimilar to that commonly used in our pfalm-books, and fong books. You are fuppofed to know the firft word of the prologue or epilogue you would fearch for, and you are referred to it by turning to the initial letter: the A's all come firft; the B's next, and fo through the alphabet. Art. 17. An Epistle to the Right Hon. George Lord Pigot, on the Anniversary of his raifing the Siege of Madras. Written during his Lordship's Confinement at St. Thomas's Mount. 4to. I S. Dodley. 1778.

Printed before the news of Lord Pigot's death reached England. The verfes ferve, however, to exprefs the warmth of the ingenious Writer's attachment to the noble perfon to whom they stand addreffed.

Art. 18. The Diaboliad; a Poem. Part II. By the Author of the First Part. Dedicated to the worst Woman in his Majefty's Dominions. 4to. 2s. 6d. Bew. 1778.

Although foreftalled in the idea of matching the newly elected King of Hell, by the imitative writer of the Diabolady, the original Author of the DIABOLIAD hath, we fee, judged it expedient to annul that clandeftine marriage, as being contracted without his confent, and to difpofe of his own Devil, in his own way.

Several well known dames, of high quality, are here introduced, as preferring their claims to the honour of fharing the throne of his infernal Majefty; but we do not think that the ladies form quite fo brilliant a group, as did the gentlemen celebrated in the first part. -Whether it is that the THOUGHT has loft the charm of novelty, or that a fatire on female characters is not received with the fame zest as when a male culprit is cut up, we pretend not to determine; but we have not been fo ftruck with this Continuation, as we were with the former poem. Yet is not this fecond part void of invention, nor deftitute of the ornaments of description,-in which last qualification of a poet this Author particularly exels.

We fhall give no extract from the prefent performance, as the paffages quoted in our account of The Diaboliad may be deemed fufficient fpecimens of the ftyle and fpirit of this diftinguished mafter of the poetical tomahawk and fcalping-knife. Art. 19. Liberty and Patriotifm; a Mifcellaneous Ode; with Explanatory Notes, and Anecdotes. 4to. 1s. Fielding and Walker.

1778.

A young poetical champion boldly enters the political lifts, arm'd cap-a pie, from the military magazine of PARNASSUS, and defperately tilts away at thofe ruffianly Blades who have dared to draw the fword of oppofition to the belt of all poffible adminiftrations. His virago muse also steps in, to pull caps with Mrs. Macaulay, and to

* Vid. Rev. for February, 1777, p. 156.
+ Ibid. p. 155.

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rumple the band of poor old Dr. Wilfon; taking, by the way, a
twitch or two at that of Dr. Price. In fhort, black coats, brown coats,
red coats, and petticoats, all are put to the rout: while trium-
phant Rigbys, Germaines, Norths, Sandwiches, and Suffolks, rend
the fkies with their plaudits,

In plain fpeech, this Ode-writer attacks the minority-gentlemen, and their friends, with a confiderable fhare of wit, and a fmall portion of candour. His manner is that of mock-praise; in the course of which he, ironically, prophecies the establishment of an American empire and thus he

hails the day
When Ws again fhall bear the sway,
Tax and excise abolish;
Great Tyler's golden reign reftore,
Throw ope each cruel Compter-door,

And the KING'S-BENCH demolish.
View him with his ftaunch Livery-band,
A new CHART-MAGNA in his hand,
Again the chair afcend!

Whilst the MILCH-BULL roars loud applause,
Still firm in Freedom's facred cause,
And faithful to HER FRIEND.

Let penfions, titles, ftars requite
Old Ch-h-m's ravings, C-d-n's spite,
That now RELENTS a little;
Fell B-rr-'s rage, or HIS, who opes
His HIRELING mouth in fuftian tropes,

And licks up Wentworth's fpittle.
Dear Liberty! thy worth's amount
Good PRICE in decimals fhall count,

With niceft calculation;

Like Partridge, skill'd in myftic lore,
In Time's Atlantic womb explore
The downfall of our nation.

The pious wizard's breaft Now fwells,
Like Cuma's gipfy, and foretells

New-England's future glory;
Sees Bacons, Miltons, Newtons rife,
Flamfteds and Halleys map their skies,
And Hydes record their story.
Tranfplanted from the British ftrand,
Fair fcience blooms in Maryland;

The sphere each Yankee handles:
Pringle to PENN refigns his chair;
Nantucket filters Priestley's air,

And Pinchbecks SNUFF THEIR CANDLES.'

Art. 20. Elegiac Verfes to the Memory of a married Lady. 4to.

1 S. Wilkie.

There are many good lines in this poem, and there are-but we must not break the bruifed reed.

Art.

Vellent tibi Barbam

Lascivi Pueri

L.

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