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Bew. 1778.

Art: 21. in Epifle from Mademoiselle D'Eon to the Right Hon.

L-M-d, C-fj- -e of the K-g's B -h; on his Determination in regard to her Sex. 400, ? s. 6 d. Smith. 1778.

We abound, of late, in a loose species of poetry, in the epistolary form. We have the heroic, the elegiac, the familiar, and ihe fatis rical; but from a sameness of style, most of them seem to come from the fruitful pen of the same bardling: a descendant, in the direct line, from some bastard of Ovid's. Art. 22. A Poetical Epistle, addressed to William Earl of Manffield. By the Author of The Ciceroniad. 4to.

If this be some young lawyer, who hopes to procure a warm pa:
tronage, by paying his court to the Britith Cicero, we wilh him all
the success that may be due to his profesional merit. Of his poetic
merit, our opinion was given in the account of The Ciceroniad: see
Review, January last, p. 74.
Art. 23. The Watch; an Ode; humbly inscribed to the Right

Hon. the Earl of M-f-d. To which is added, the Genius of
America, to General Carleton; an Ode. 4to. I s. Bew. 1778.

• And blunders never cease.'
So faith the Author of this poem, and so say we !
Art. 24. The Family In-compatt I, contrasted with The Family
Compact ; a Tale, from real Life. 4to. 1 s. 6 d. Jones. 1778.

• Compare the speeches of these nacions
Unto Demosihenes' orations.

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Some are at twenty-one such things,

They're scarcely out of leading Itrings.' Undoubtedly,

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All Bedlam, or Parnassus is let out.
Art. 25. Transmigration ; a Poem. 4to. 2 s. 6 d.

Bew.
1778.
Christianity appears to stale,

That scarce ner prieits keep in the pale!'
Vide the lait line in the preceding Article,

L, Art. 26. The Indian Scalp, or Canadian Tale ; a Poem. 4to.

2 s. Folingfb;: 1778.
The Author of this lamentable but ill devised tale, appears (from
the virtuous sentiments interspersed) to be a good creature ; and
may, we thould hope, live respected among his acquaintance,-pro-
vided he will abit..in from rhime-jirgling; at which he he has but a
forry talent.

MISCELLANEOUS.
Art. 27. A Prospect from Barrow Hill, in Staffordshire. 410.

Birmingham. Pearson. Williams. London.
This description will probably be acceptable to those, who refide
in the neighbourhood of Barrow hill, and to those travellers, who
happen to take this prospect in their route, and who accustom chem.
selves to travel with a guide. By other readers it will be thought

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I Great Ericain and America-The Author fides with the latter. :

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uninteresting.–Not that the Author bas been sparing of ornaments : witness the following pretty passage.

“At the length of a few hundred yards beyond Crake marih, à lovely rivolet roots straight across the mead, with such fearful speed and complaint, that one would imagine it to be making its efcave from some confinement or opprehon. The Dove, moved by the lamentations of the defenceless Nymph, ftretches out his puterni arm, to receive her into bis embraces, and adopts her into his family of waters, as bis youngelt borp.”

E. Art. 28. A Catalogue of the Coins of Canute, King of Denmark and England ; with Specimens. 4to. 35. Conant, &c. 1777.

• The present publication is intended as a table of all the coins of this prince, which have bitherto come to light; with a view to 'excite the public curiosity after this branch of medallic knowledge hitherto little attended to.' p. 7.

The Author gives a curious account of the several cabinets in which any coins of Canute are contained ; and of some late disco. veries of a great variety of pieces coined by that prirce; who is remarkable for having established mints at no fewer than 37 cities and towns in England.-This account of Canute's money, &c. is properly illustrated by engravings. Art. 29. British Remains : Or a Collection of Antiquities 're

lating to the Britons; comprehending, I A concise History of the Lords Marchers; their Origin, Power, and Conquetts in Wales. II. The Arms of the ancient Nobility and Gentry of North Wales. III. A letter of Dr. Lloyd, Bihop of St. Afaph’s, concerning Jeffrey of Monmouth's History. IV. An Account of the Discovery of America by the Welth, 300 years before the voyage of Columbus. V. A Celebrated Poem of Talielin, tranBated in Sapphic verse. The whole selected from original MSS. and other authentic records. To which are also added, Memoirs of Edward Llwyd, Antiquary, transcribed from a Manuscript in the Museum, Oxford. By The Revd. N. Owen, jun. A. M. 8vo. 35, Bew. 1777.

Those who are possessed of the antiquarian spirit, will find fo much in the preceding account of the contents of this publication, to excite their curiosity, that they will not be satisfied with any extracts we could make from it. To others, after the higheit encomiums, or the most valuable specimens of this work, it would probably appear uninteresting, and unsatisfactory. We shall therefore content ourfelves with recommending it in general terms, as a curious, and (to

) work. Art. 30. New Discoveries concerning the World and its Inhabi

tants, in Two Parts, &c. containing a circumstantial Account of all the Islands in the South Sea, that have lately been discovered of expiored, &c. &c. With Maps and Prints. 8vo. 6 s. bound. Johnson. 1778.

This cheap and judicious compilation contains a very copious and well digested account of the discoveries made in the South Sea, by our late circumnavigators. The materials are arranged in a geo

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graphical order, and are collected into diftin& chapters and sections ;
in which the compiler describes the fituation and natural productions
of the several islands that have been lately discovered or visited, and
the persons, manners and customs, manufactures, government, reli-
gion, arts, &c. of the various inhabitants. He has likewise very
properly added references, at the bottom of the page, to the parti-
cular authors from whom he has collected his information. The
sources from which it is drawn are the publications of Dr. Hawkes-
worth, Sidney Parkinson, Captain Cook, Mr. Forster, and M. de
Bougainville. Several particulars are likewise extracted from the
Darratives of Mendoza, Quiros, Tasman, Le Maire, Schouten, Dam•
pier, Roggewein, Anfon, and others. A very thort abstract of Lord
Mulgrave's voyage toward the north pole, in 1773, is added ; and
the work is illustrated by two maps, and two plates, one of which
contains a curious assemblage of the inhabitants of the South Sea
iflands in their respective dresses.
Art. 31. A Letter to Sir Harbord Harbord, Bart.&c. With

particular Observations on the Conduct of Thomas William
Coke, Efq; of Holkham, &c. Being a State of Pacts, fubmitted
to the Public, in Answer to a Number of false and injurious Re-
ports at present circulated in the County of Norfolk. By Richard
Gardiner, Esq; of Mount Amelia. 8vo. 1 s. 6d. Sold by the
Booksellers in Town and Country. 1778.

We have sufficiently performed oor duty to the public, in giving a
part only of the copious title page of this pamphlet; the subjects of
which are the appointment of the Author to be auditor general over
all Mr. Coke's eftates in Norfolk, on Augult 1, 1775; and the
Author's resignationto use the court language of his appointment
on July 24, 1777. The history of these private and local transac-
tions, between Mr. Coke and his auditor, as it is here given, is not
of such a nature, either with respect to matter or form, as to afford
either information or entertainment to any who do not live in the
vicinage of Holkham, or who do not very particularly interest them-
selves in the private characters and conduct of the persons cono
cerned.
Art. 32. Memoirs of eminently pious Women, who were Orna, y.

B ments to their Sex, Bleflags to their families, and edifying Examples to the Church and World. By Thomas Gibbons, Ď. D. 8vo. 2 vols. 128. Buckland. 1777.

It is the laudable intention of the author of these memoirs, to exbibit before the females of the present age, a series of examples of

piety, and of domestic and personal virtues, which may serve to check . the prevailing spirit of frivolity and dislipation, and restore that

female character which formerly rendered our British mations so re-
spectable. Perhaps in the pictures which he has drawn, there are
mady lines which will appear, to modern eyes, dark and forbidding :
had they been more free from the tints of enthusiasm, they would
poffibly have been more generally useful as well as more pleasing.
But even these peculiarities will render them reeable to many :
and beldea thele, they have many striking and beautiful features,

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which ought to be contemplated with pleasure, and may be copied with advantage by females of every rank.

The author has introduced these memoirs with a plain and serious address to parents on the education of their children, and particu., larly their daughters. The work is embellithed with engraved heads, and inscribed to the Countess of Huntingdon.

The ladies whose memoirs are contained in thefe volumes, are, Lady Jane Gray-Queen Catherine Parr - Queen Mary, wife of K. William III.-Jane Queen of Navarre-Lady Mary Vere-Sufanna Countess of Suffolk-Lady Mary Armyne -Lady Elizabeth LanghamMary Countess of Warwick -Lady Elizabeth Brooke-Mrs. Margaret AndrewsLady Alice Lucy-Lady Margaret Houghton-Mrs. Anx Raynard-Lady Frances Hobart-Lady Catherine Courten-Lady Cutts-Mrs. Ann Askewe-Lady Elizabeth HaflingsMrs. Jane Ratcliffe-Mrs. Catharine Bretterg-Lady Rachel Ruděl-Mrs. Elizabesh Burnet-Mrs. Elizabeth Bury-Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe.

33. An interesting Letter to the Duchess of Devonshire. 8vo. Bew. 1778.

More letters * to the Duchess of Devonshire ! At this rate her grace's correspondence with the press, or, rather the correspondence of the press with her grace, is likely to grow voluminous. If, however this lively young dame of quality should deign to read the prefent admonitory performance with the attention which it deserves we would hope that it may produce at leait as good an effect upon. her, as the speech of Paul wrought upon Agrippa, when his majesty cried out “ Almost thou persuadeft me to be a Christian :"-for the converfion of the duchess is not the least part of our Author's aim. Art. 34. Letters of Momus, from Margate ; describing the most

distinguished Characters there ; and the Virtues, Vices, and Fallies to which they gave Occasion, in what was called the SEASON of the Year 1777

12mo. 6 d. Bell. Collected from the St. James's Chronicle. They appear to have been the genuine productions of a man of talents, who resoried to Margate for the improvement of his health, which, we are told, seceived confiderable benefit from the visit; but whether this advantage arose from his bathing in the sea, or from his laughing at the I peculiarities of the place, and of the company, or from both these uniced, we

ve not heard. Art. 35. Letters from Portugal, on the late and present State of

that Kingdom. 8vo. Almon, These letters are written with the immediate design of rescuing the character of the late minister of Portugal, the Marquis of Pombal, from the obloquy with which is hath been loaded, and placing bim before the public as an upright and able statesman. For this purpose the changes which took place, during his administration, in agriculture, commerce, the public finances, ecclegaftical affairs, the education of youth, the army, and the state of the colonies, are distinctly infifted upon; and under each head the Writer attempts to prove, that the real interests of Portugal bave been promoteding

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through the integrity, fagacity, and vigorous exertions of the mi-
nitter. The Author then endeavours to account for the disgrace of
0! the Marquis, by ascribing it to the resentment of ecclefiaftics, and
of civil and military officers, whose private intereit he opposed in his
faithful services to the Public. On the whole, this apology for the
Marquis of Pombal is well written, and seems to be supported by fa&ts. E.
Art. 36: A Code of Gentoo Laws; or Ordinations of the Pun-

dits. From a Persian Manuscript, &c. * 8vo. 7'5. 6 d. bound.
· Donaldson. '1777.

This work as first published, about a year ago in quarto, at
the expence of the East India Company; and an account of it was
given in our Review for May last. As that edition could not be
purchased, it may prove an agreeable piece of information to many
of our readers, to learn that this very curious performance is now
to be had, as above.
Art. 37. A Nomenclature; or Dictionary, in English, French,

Span:th, and German, of the principal Articles manufactured in
this kingdom ; more particularly those in the Hardware and Cut-
lery Trades; Goods imported and exported, and Nautical Terms.
Interspersed with Phrases pecuiiar' to Trade and Commerce in
general. By Daniel Lobo, Notary Public, and Tranflator of the
Modern Languages. 4to. 12 s. Nicoll, &c. 1776.

Intended, principally, for the counting-house, but may be con•
venient to all persons who have occasion to use the terms held in
general acceptation, in regard to trade, manufactures, &c. both by
British merchants and foreigners.
Art. 38. A philosophical and religious Dialogue in the Shades, be-

tween Mr. Hume and Dr. Doud: wich Notes by the Editor. 4to:
2 s. Hooper and Davis,

Though the Writer of this dialogue does not enter into a pro-
found examination of Mr. Hume's principles, nor into a minute
inquiry into Dr. Dodd's real character, he fuggelts many pertinent
obfervations and reflections, and expresses them in an agreeable
flyle. His profesied intention is to furnish a slight antidote againft
the pernicious influence of Mr. Hume's opinions, and of Dr. Dodd's
morals. Whether an antidote so light can be expected to produce
any material effect; may be doubted.

名, Art. 39. The Hard Case of a Couniry Vicar, in respect of Small

Tithes. By a Country Vicar. 8vo. I s. Newbury.

This country vicar complains, in words of great wrath, of the
difficulties, vexations, and losses, which he and his brethren suffer
in collecting the small ty:hes; and proposes that the parishioners
hould commute for them by the payment of an antaal equivalent
sum.-When the poor country curate is allowed to share the tythes
with his master, we hope ihe vicar's grievances will be redressed. E.
Art. 40. John Buncle, Junior. Vol. II. 12m. 35. sewed.

Johnson. ' 1978.
We, at firft, regarded this gentleman merely as an indivi-
dual in the crowd of Sterne's imitators*; but the more we fee of

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• Vid. vol. L, Rev, Angult, 1776, p. 160.

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