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Art. 21. An Epifle from Mademoiselle D'EON to the Right Hon.
L-d M.
d, C-fJ- e of the K-g's B-h; on
his Determination in regard to her Sex. 4to,

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
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 ceafe.'
So faith the Author of this poem, and fo fay we!


Art. 24. The Family In-compact, contrafted with The Family
Compact; a Tale, from real Life. 4to. 1 s. 6d. Jones. 1778.
Compare the speeches of thefe nations
Unto Demofthenes' orations.


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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.


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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.

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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

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

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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;
in which the compiler defcribes the fituation and natural productions
of the feveral islands that have been lately discovered or visited, and
the perfons, manners and cuftoms, manufactures, government, reli→
gion, arts, &c. of the various inhabitants. He has likewife very
properly added references, at the bottom of the page, to the parti-
cular authors from whom he has collected his information. The
fources from which it is drawn are the publications of Dr. Hawkef-
worth, Sidney Parkinson, Captain Cook, Mr. Forster, and M. de
Bougainville. Several particulars are likewife extracted from the
narratives of Mendoza, Quiros, Tasman, Le Maire, Schouten, Dam-
pier, Roggewein, Anfon, and others. A very short abstract of Lord
Mulgrave's voyage toward the north pole, in 1773, is added; and
the work is illuftrated by two maps, and two plates, one of which
contains a curious affemblage of the inhabitants of the South Sea
iflands in their respective dreffes.
Art. 31. A Letter to Sir Harbord Harbord, Bart. &c. With
particular Obfervations on the Conduct of Thomas William
Coke, Efq; of Holkham, &c. Being a State of Facts, fubmitted
to the Public, in Answer to a Number of falfe and injurious Re-
ports at prefent circulated in the County of Norfolk. By Richard
Gardiner, Efq; of Mount Amelia. 8vo. I s. 6d. Sold by the
Bookfellers in Town and Country. 1778.

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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


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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,
Lady Jane Gray-Queen Catherine Parr - Queen Mary, wife of K.
William III.-Jane Queen of Navarre-Lady Mary Vere-Susanna
Countess of Suffolk-Lady Mary Armyne-Lady Elizabeth Langham-
Mary Countess of Warwick-Lady Elizabeth Brooke-Mrs. Margaret
Andrews-Lady Alice Lucy-Lady Margaret Houghton-Mrs. Anx
Raynard-Lady Frances Hobart-Lady Catherine Courten-Lady
Cutts-Mrs. Ann Afkewe-Lady Elizabeth Haflings-Mrs. Jane
Ratcliffe-Mrs. Catharine Bretterg-Lady Rachel Ruffel-Mrs. Eliza-
beth Burnet-Mrs. Elizabeth Bury-Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe.
Art. 33. An interefting Letter to the Duchefs of Devonshire.
8vo. 2.S. Bew. 1778.




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.

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Art. 35. Letters from Portugal, on the late and prefent State of
that Kingdom. 8vo. I S. Almon,

These letters are written with the immediate defign of refcuing
the character of the late minifter of Portugal, the Marquis of Pom-
bal, from the obloquy with which it hath been loaded, and placing
him before the public as an upright and able ftatefman. For this
purpose the changes which took place, during his administration, in
agriculture, commerce, the public finances, ecclefiaftical affairs, the
education of youth, the army, and the ftate of the colonies, are
diftinctly infifled upon; and under each head the Writer attempts to
prove, that the real interefts of Portugal have been promoted,

See Rev. vol. lvi. p. 388, and ib. p. 389.


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through the integrity, fagacity, and vigorous exertions of the mi-
nifter. The Author then endeavours to account for the disgrace of
of the Marquis, by afcribing it to the refentment of ecclefiaftics, and
of civil and military officers, whofe private intereft he oppofed in his
faithful fervices to the Public. On the whole, this apology for the
Marquis of Pombal is well written, and feems to be fupported by facts. E.
Art. 36. A Code of Gentoo Laws; or Ordinations of the Pun-
dits. From a Perfian Manufcript, &c. 8vo. 75. 6d. bound.
Donaldfon. 1777.

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.

Art. 37. A Nomenclature; or Dictionary, in English, French,
Spanish, and German, of the principal Articles manufactured in
this kingdom; more particularly thofe in the Hardware and Cut-
lery Trades; Goods imported and exported, and Nautical Terms.
Interfperfed with Phrafes peculiar 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 perfons who have occafion to use the terms held în
general acceptation, in regard to trade, manufactures, &c. both by
British merchants and foreigners.

Art. 38. A philofophical and religious Dialogue in the Shades, be-
tween Mr. Hume and Dr. Dodd: with 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 fuggells many pertinent
obfervations and reflections, and expreffes them in an agreeable
flyle. His profeffed intention is to furnish a flight antidote against
the pernicious influence of Mr. Hume's opinions, and of Dr. Dodd's
morals. Whether an antidote fo flight can be expected to produce
ány material effect, may be doubted.
Art. 39. The Hard Cafe of a Country Vicar, in respect of Small
Tithes. By a Country Vicar. 8vo. 1 S. Newbury.



This country vicar complains, in words of great wrath, of the
difficulties, vexations, and loffes, which he and his brethren fuffer
in collecting the finall ty:hes; and propofes that the parishioners
fhould commute for them by the payment of an annual equivalent
fum.-When the poor country curate is allowed to fhare the tythes
with his master, we hope the vicar's grievances will be redressed.
Art. 40. John Buncle, Junior. Vol. II. 12mo. 3s. fewed.
We, at firft, regarded this gentleman merely as an indivi-
dual in the crowd of Sterne's imitators; but the more we see of


Johníon. 1778.

Vid. vol. L. Rev. Auguft, 1776, p. 160.

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