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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 Professor Tychsen, the poffeffor of this MS.—6. A chronicle of Edessa, translated, by a person unknown, from the Syriac, inserted in the oriental library of Aflemanni.—7. Corrections and augmentations of the Hexaples of Origen, by Dr. Doederlein.-8. Translations, paraphrases, &c. of difficult passages in Hosea and the 68th Psalm.-9. An examination of the different accounts, that have been given of the occasion of the Alexandrian version, by Prof. Eichhorn, who is supposed to be the Editor of the whole work.

M. MONTHLY CATALOGUE,

For A PRI L, 1778.

MILITARY SCIENCE,
Art. 9. A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a

Battalion, designed for their Regulation in Quarters, Camp, or
Garrison ; with useful Observations and Initructions for their
Manner of Attack and Defence. Ornamented with a Frontis-
piece, and Twenty Copper-plate Plans. By Thomas Simes, Esq;
lare 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. 6 d. bound, with the Plans
coloured. Almon, &c. 1777.

as to the private men, the price of the work fets it out of their reach. We have but few books of instruction in the military science, 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, posibly, be induced to employ those leilure hours in reading, which are idly, or worse than idly, wafied ; sometimes, perhaps, merely for want of the proper means, or op. portunities, or incitements, to a more profitable use of their spare hours.--Capt. Simes, who, though not a correct Writes, seems to have been long* practised in the business of compiling military pube lications, may, if he pleases, attend to this hint.

POETICA L.
Art. 10. The Project ; a Poemd Dedicated to Dean Tucker.

4to.

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 disponon ost Britons, but, particularly, to our party contelts, and parliamentary debates :

• Our atmosphere to honour leads,

Inspires the breast to hardy deeds ;
Vid. our account of his Military Medley, Review for Novemoci,
1767, p. 391.
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The heart beats quick ;-the spirits rise;
All which our latitude supplies.
Yet, for extremes ev’n virtue mar,
We sometimes carry ours too far
When winter winds too chilly pierce,
We grow impatient, wild and fierce

;
While every softer virtue Aljes,
To geniler climes, and milder skies.
To moderate this bold extreme,
Is oft the philofophic theme;
Sense, wit, and policy combine;
But ftill too learnedly refine.
The system's plain, if well pursued ;
We must correct our latitude.

• How many Questions have been lost,
By the house meeting in a frost?
The opposition lock together,
Like strings of wild geese, in hard weather ;
Keen, as the blast that chills their blood,
They wip each ministerial bud:

The tender bloom of ways and means,
That North with wit and wisdom screens,
Too oft their adverse influence feels,
Shrinks from the storm, and half congeals;
That, ev'n in all his blushing grace,

Rigby scarce thaws them with-his face' To controul the stern power of Winter, the merry Bard proposes that a 'valt Buzaglo' be fixed in the senate-house ;-the description 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 pleasantry. The fuel to feed this political Buzaglo,

• Nor springs from groves nor lurks in mines.-
Combustibles for state-affairs,
The press more speedily prepares;
The teeming press shall hither scarter
Rheams of inflammatory matter;

thoughts that glow and words that burn"
To their own element shall curn;
But, shifted from their author's aims,
Shall spread more falutary flames,

Almon, by contract, Thall provide
The libels vamp'd for either side,
And stipulate throughout the season
To furnith proper stock of treason.
How bright will the Buzaglo glow,
While heaps of Junius blaze below?
What ardours will Plain truth dispense

Fir'd with a page of Common sense? • Certain newly.invented fire stoves, &c. are called Buxagles, from the name of their ingenious inventor.

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Yet in a moment 'will be llack’d,
By thrusting in Dean Tucker's trach;
Again 'twill kindle in a trice,
Refresh'd with scraps of Dr. Price;
Now moulders flow with clumsy smoke,
While sobnfon's fogs each paffage choak;
Now hiss, and sputter, and besmear

The house with brimttone of Shibbeare,'
Making the most of his project, the Author humorously expaq
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 Epistle. Calmly addressed to
the greatelt Hypocrite in England. 4to.

Bew. !778,
Whips! Scorpions! Anecdotes ! excruciating rhymes, and tortu.
ring copper-plate cuts !--all to torment poor old John Wesley and
his associates of the Foundery, &c. We never saw any thing more
severe ! This second satire even exceeds, in bitterness, the former to
- from the same 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, 1 2mo.
Printed by Fry and Co. Sold by T. Evans, &c. 1777.

A very good selection of religious poetry, from Milton, Pope,
Watts, Young, Thomson, and other celebrated English Authors. We
have lately had many compilements of the kind; and, in general,
they all contain the same pieces : but we observe some, 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 ballada
printer! See account of The Park, a poem, in our Review for Jaz
puary last, p. 76.
Art. 14. Wisdom; a Poem, 4to. 2 s.

2 s. Bew.

.
The oracular dictates of inspiration cannot come under the cen,
sure of criticism. We have therefore only to make the world ac,
quainted with the high authority by which this poet demands ats
tension:

The Muse
Unequal to the talk would fain refuse,
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! arise! attend, ye sons of men !

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Art. 15. Saberna; a Saxon Eclogue. 4to. I S.

Bew, Affectation and nonsense, téte à tête ; with something like poetry, pecping behind che skreen.

Bew. 1777

+ Vid. account of The Saints, a satire, in our Review for January last, p. 73 : where was given a specimen of this poetical negrodriver.

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Art. 16. The Theatrical Bouquet : Containing an Alphabetical

Arrangement of the Prologues and Epilogues which have been pub-
lished by diftinguished Wits, from the Time that Colley Cibber
first came on the Stage, to the present Year. 1 2mo,
Lowndes. 1778.

The alphabetical arrangement of these poetical pieces, is fimilar
to that commonly used in our pfalm-books, and song books. You are
supposed to know the firft word of the prologue or epilogue you would
search for, and you are referred to it by turning to the initial letter :
the A's all come firft ; the B's next, and so shrough the alphabet.
Art. 17. An Epiftle to the Right Hon. George Lord Pigot, on the

Anniversary of his raifing the Siege of Madras. Written during
his Lordlip's Confinement at St. Thomas's Mount. 410. I s.
Dodsley. 1778.
Printed before the news of Lord Pigot's death reached England,
The verses serve, however, to express the warmth of the ingenious
Writer's attachment to the noble person to whom they stand ad-
dressed.
Art. 18. The Diaboliad; a Poem. Part II. By the Author

of the First Part. Dedicated to the worst Woman in his Majes-
ty's Dominions.

4to. 2 s. 6 d. Bew. 1778.
Although forestalled 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 see, judged it expedient to an-
nul that clandestine marriage, as being contracted without his con-
fent, and to dispose 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 sharing the throne of his
infernal Majesty ; but we do not think that the ladies form quite so
brilliant a group, as did the gentlemen celebrated in the firit part.
-Whether it is that the Thought has lost the charm of novelty, or
that a satire on female characters is not received with the same zest
as when a male culprit is cut up, we pretend not to determine ; but
we have not been so ftruck with this Continuation, as we were with
the former poem. Yet is not this second part void of invention, nor
deftitute of the ornaments of description,-in which last qualification
of a poet this Author particularly exels.

We shall give no extract from the present performance, as the
passages + quoted in our account of The Diaboliad may be deemed
fufficient specimens of the style and spirit of this distinguished mar-
cer of the poetical tomahawk and scalping-knife.
Art. 19. Liberty and Patriotism; a Miscellaneous Ode; with

Explanatory Notes, and Anecdotes. 400. 15. Fielding and
1 Walker. 1778.

A young poetical champion boldly enters the political lifts, arm'd
cap-á pié, from the military magazine of PARNASSUS, and defpe-
rately tilts away at those ruffianly Blades who have dared to draw
the sword of opposition to the belt of all poflible adminiftrations. His
virago muse also steps in, to pull caps with Mrs. Macaulay, and to

• Vid. Rev. for February, 1777, p. 156.
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rumple the band of poor old Dr. Wilson; taking, by the way, a
twitch or two at that of Dr. Price. In short, black coats, brown coats,
red coats, and petticoats,-all are put to the roat: while trium-
phant Rigbys, Germaines, Norths, Sandwiches, and Suffolks, rend
the skies with their plaudits,

In plain speech, this Ode-writer attacks the minority gentlemen,
and their friends, with a considerable share of wit, and a small por-
tion of candourHis manner is that of mock-praise; in the course
of which he, ironically, prophecies the establishment of an Ameri-
çan empire : and thus he

hails the day
When W-s again shall bear the sway,

Tax and excise abolish;
Great Tyler's golden reign refore,
Throw ope each cruel Compter-door,

And the King's-Bench demolish.
View him with his staunch Livery-band,
A new CHART-Magna in his hand,

Again the chair ascend !
Whilst the MILCH-BULL roars loud applause,
Scill firm in Freedom's sacred cause,

And faithful to HER FRIEND,
Let pensions, titles, ftars requite
Old Ch-h-m's ravings, C-d-n's spite,

That now RELENTs a little ;
Fell B-sr-'s rage, or his, who opes
His HIRELING mouth in fuftian tropes,

And licks up Wentworth's spittle.
Dear Liberty! thy worth's amount
Good Price in decimals fall 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 breast now swells,
Like Cuma's gipsy, and foretells

New-England's future glory ;
Sees Bacons, Miltons, Newtons rise,
Flamsteds and Halleys map their skies,

And Hydes record their story.
Transplanted from the British ftrand,
Fair science blooms in Maryland ;

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

And Pinchbecks snUFF THEIR CANDLES.'
Art. 20. Elegiac Verses to the Memory of a married Lady. 4to.

Wilkie.
There are many good lines in this poem, and there are—but we
mult not break the bruised reed.

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