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Art. 21. An Epifle from Mademoiselle D'EON to the Right Hon.
4to, 2s. 6d. Smith.
We abound, of late, in a loofe fpecies of poetry, in the epistolary form. We have the heroic, the elegiac, the familiar, and the fatirical; but from a fameness of ftyle, most of them feem to come from the fruitful pen of the fame bardling: a descendant, in the direct line, from fome baftard of Ovid's.
Art. 22. A Poetical Epiftle, addreffed to William Earl of Manf-' field. By the Author of The Ciceroniad. 4to. I S. Bew. 1778.
If this be fome young lawyer, who hopes to procure a warm patronage, by paying his court to the British Cicero, we wish him all the fuccefs that may be due to his profeffional merit. Of his poetic merit, our opinion was given in the account of The Ciceroniad: fee Review, January laft, p. 74.
Art. 23. The Watch; an Ode; humbly infcribed to the Right
Art. 24. The Family In-compact, contrafted with The Family
Some are at twenty-one fuch things, They're fcarcely out of leading firings.' Undoubtedly,
All Bedlam, or Parnaffus is let out. Art. 25. Tranfmigration; a Poem.
1778. Christianity appears fo ftale, That fearce her priests keep in the pale!' Vide the last line in the preceding Article. Art. 26. The Indian Scalp, or Canadian Tale; a Poem. 4to. 2 s. Folingby. 1778.
The Author of this lamentable but ill devifed tale, appears (from the virtuous fentiments interfperfed) to be a good creature; and may, we thould hope, live refpected among his acquaintance,-provided he will abftin from rhime-jingling; at which he he has but a forry talent.
Art. 27. A Profpect from Barrow Hill, in Staffordshire. 4to. 15. Birmingham. Pearfon. Williams. London.
This defcription will probably be acceptable to those, who refide in the neighbourhood of Barrow hill, and to thofe travellers, who happen to take this profpect in their route, and who accustom theme felves to travel with a guide. By other readers it will be thought
Great Britain and America-The Author fides with the latter. :
uninterefting. Not that the Author has been sparing of ornaments": witness the following pretty paffage.
"At the length of a few hundred yards beyond Crake-marth, lovely rivulet fhoots ftraight across the mead, with fuch fearful speed and complaint, that one would imagine it to be making its efcape from fome confinement or opprefion. The Dove, moved by the lamentations of the defenceless Nymph, ftretches out his paternal arm, to receive her into his embraces, and adopts her into his family of waters, as his youngest born." Art. 28. A Catalogue of the Coins of Canute, King of Denmark and England; with Specimens. 4to. 3s. Conant, &c. 1777.
The prefent publication is intended as a table of all the coins of this prince, which have hitherto come to light; with a view to excite the public curiofity after this branch of medallic knowledge hitherto little attended to. p. 7.
The Author gives a curious account of the feveral cabinets in which any coins of Canute are contained; and of fome late difco. veries of a great variety of pieces coined by that price; 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 'relating to the Britons; comprehending, I. A concife History of the Lords Marchers; their Origin, Power, and Conquefts in Wales. II. The Arms of the ancient Nobility and Gentry of North Wales. III. A letter of Dr. Lloyd, Bishop of St. Afaph's, concerning Jeffrey of Monmouth's Hiftory. IV. An Account of the Discovery of America by the Welsh, 300 years before the voyage of Columbus. V. A Celebrated Poem of Talieffio, trapflated in Sapphic verfe. The whole felected from original MSS. and other authentic records. To which are alfo added, Memoirs of Edward Llwyd, Antiquary, tranfcribed from a Manufcript in the Museum, Oxford. By The Revd. N. Owen, jun. A. M. Svo. 3s. Bew. 1777.
Thofe who are poffeffed of the antiquarian fpirit, will find fo much In the preceding account of the contents of this publication, to excite their curiofity, that they will not be fatisfied with any extracts we could make from it. To others, after the highest encomiums, or the most valuable fpecimens of this work, it would probably appear uninteresting, and unfatisfactory. We shall therefore content ourfelves with recommending it in general terms, as a curious, and (to
those who are difpofed to relish fuch entertainment), an entertaining E
Art. 30. New Discoveries concerning the World and its Inhabitants, in Two Parts, &c. containing a circumftantial Account of all the Islands in the South Sea, that have lately been discovered of ex8vo. With Maps and Prints. plored, Sc. Sc. 6 s. bound.
Johnfon. 1778. This cheap and judicious compilation contains a very copious and well digefted account of the difcoveries made in the South Sea, by our late circumnavigators. The materials are arranged in a geo
graphical order, and are collected into diftin&t chapters and sections;
We have fufficiently performed our duty to the public, in giving a part only of the copious title page of this pamphlet; the fubjects of which are the appointment of the Author to be auditor general over all Mr. Coke's eftates in Norfolk, on August 1, 1775; and the Author's refignation-to use the court language-of his appointment on July 24, 1777. The hiftory of these private and local tranfactions, between Mr. Coke and his auditor, as it is here given, is not of fuch a nature, either with refpect 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 intereft themfelves in the private characters and conduct of the perfons con
Art. 32. Memoirs of eminently pious Women, who were Orna ments to their Sex, Bleffings to their Families, and edifying Examples to the Church and World. By Thomas Gibbons, D. D. 8vo. 2 vols. 12s. Buckland. 1777.
It is the laudable intention of the author of these memoirs, to exhibit before the females of the prefent age, a feries of examples of piety, and of domestic and perfonal virtues, which may serve to check the prevailing fpirit of frivolity and diffipation, and restore that female character which formerly rendered our British matrons fo refpectable. Perhaps in the pictures which he has drawn, there are many lines which will appear, to modern eyes, dark and forbidding: had they been more free from the tints of enthusiafm, they would poffibly have been more generally useful as well as more pleafing. But even these peculiarities will render them agreeable to many : and befides these, they have many friking and beautiful features,
which ought to be contemplated with pleasure, and may be copied with advantage by females of every rank.
The author has introduced thefe memoirs with a plain and serious address to parents on the education of their children, and particu-, larly their daughters. The work is embellished with engraved heads, and infcribed to the Countess of Huntingdon,
The ladies whofe memoirs are contained in thefe volumes, are,
More letters to the Duchefs of Devonshire!-At this rate her grace's correfpondence with the prefs, or, rather the correfpondence of the prefs with her grace, is likely to grow voluminous. If, however this lively young dame of quality should deign to read the fent admonitory performance with the attention which it deferves, we would hope that it may produce at least as good an effect upon. her, as the speech of Paul wrought upon Agrippa, when his majesty cried out "Almost thou perfuadeft me to be a Chriftian :"-for the converfion of the duchess is not the leaft part of our Author's aim. Art. 34. Letters of Momus, from Margate; defcribing the most diftinguished Characters there; and the Virtues, Vices, and Follies to which they gave Occafion, 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 reforted to Margate for the improvement of his health, which, we are told, received confiderable benefit from the vifit; but whether this advantage arofe from his bathing in the fea, or from his laughing at the Ipeculiarities of the place, and of the company, or from both these united, we have not heard.
Art. 35. Letters from Portugal, on the late and prefent State of
These letters are written with the immediate defign of refcuing
See Rev. vol. lvi. p. 388, and ib. p. 389.
through the integrity, fagacity, and vigorous exertions of the mi-
This work was first publifhed, about a year ago in quarto, at the expence of the Eaft 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.
Intended, principally, for the counting-house, but may be con-
Art. 38. A philofophical and religious Dialogue in the Shades, be-
Though the Writer of this dialogue does not enter into a pro-
This country vicar complains, in words of great wrath, of the
Vid. vol. L. Rev. Auguft, 1776, p. 160.