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tunate Princess out of the country. She arrived at Paris, went from thence to Louisiana, with a colony of Germans, and alter various adventures and sufferings in America, came back to Paris, set out from thence with a French nobleman (whom she had married at New Orleans) for the isle of Bourbon, and after his death returned to Europe, where the lived a retired life, fupported by a penfion from the court of Brunswick. Some lay the place of her residence was Montmartre, others, Brussels.
The other materials that form this work are abundant, and have also the merit of variety. They are contained in nine letters, written between the 25th of July, 1770, and the 25th of August 1771. We find in them an account of the events that accompanied the ceflion made by France to Spain of Louifrana, in 1762, a fhort description of the government of Mexico, and a great number of plans for the improvement of the police and well-being of the colonists in these countries, IV. Histoire Politique des grandes Querelles entre l'Empereur Charles V. et le Roi François I. i.e. A Political Hiftory of the Animofities and Quarrels that subfifted between the Emperor Charles V and Francis I. 8vo. 2 Vols. Paris. .1778. This work comprehends a period of time, and an asemblage of objects, which have been already treated by malteriy hands. It may, however, be affirmed that the subject is not yet exhausted, with respect, at least, to the character, reign, conduct, intentions, and policy of the first of these two crowned heads. The anonymous Author of the performance before us, has, indeed, drawn his materials from the belt printed fources that are extant; but this is not sufficient to raise him above his predecessors. He has placed at the head of his book an introduction, relative to the state of the military, and the art of war, in the times of which he writes.
V. Recueil Historique et Chronologique des Faits memorables, pour fervir à l'Histoire generale de la Marine et à celle des Decouvertes, &c. i. e. An Historical and Chronological Collection of memorable Facts, which exhibit an universal History of Navigation, and of maritime Expeditions and Discoveries. 8vo. 2 Vols. Paris. 1778. This work is instructive and entertaining. It takes in a vast compafs, and comprehends a great variety of objects. The maritime expeditions of the Egyptians, Phenicians, Sidonians, Perfians, Portuguese, Danes, Venetians, Genoefe, English, French, and Spaniards, furnish our Author with a rich variety of interesting relations, and give him an occasion of investigating the origin, enlarging upon the political views and interelts, and pointi out the causes of the great revolutions of the maritime states, ancient and modern. He has also indicated the principal discoveries of travellers and adventurers in both hemispheres, the degrees of longitude and latitude thro'
which they directed their courses, the dreadful tempefts whick
VI. Histoire generale Hongrie, depuis la premiere Invasion des Huns jusqu'à nos Jours, &c. i. e. A general History of Hungary, from the forf Invasion of the Huns to the present Times. I 2ino. 2 Vols. By M. De Sacy, Royal Cenfor, Member of several Academies. Paris. 1778. The first thing we meet with in this work is a preliminary discourse, in which the Author draws, with no mean pencil, the character of the Hungarians, enumerates their virtues, their defects, and their prejudices, and points out, not only what has been done, but also what yet remains to be done, to render their state ftill more happy and Aourishing. This is succeeded by an introduction, in which the Author gives an historical summary of the events that happened in the period which begins with the invasion of the Huns, and ends with the settlement of Stephen I. on the throne; and here we see, as in a moving picture, different tribes of barbarians fucceeding and destroying each other, sometimes con founded, sometimes dispersed: and the Author points out those among them from whom the Hungarians derive their origin. The History begins with the reign of Stephen I. and ends with the peace of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748. There is, undoubtedly, a great variety of objects presented to the reader during that space of time: he will see here the destruction of idolatry (Pagan we mean); the changes that have been brought about in Jaws, religion, and manners; the tumults of elective government; the contests and cabals of rival competitors; the ravages of the Tartars; the conquests of the Hungarians; their victories and their defeats; their situation with respect to the Turks, who were alternately their protectors and enemies; their insurrections and conspiracies against the house of Austria ; their final subjection to that house ; and the masculine spirit and national vigour the inhabitants of both sexes discovered in all the revolutions that have happened in their country.
VII. Eljais Botaniques, Chymiques, et Pharmaceutiques fur quelques Plantes indigenes, substitués avec Succfs à des Vegetaux Exotiques, &c. i. e. Botanical, Chymical, and Pharmaceutical Efsays concerning certain indigenous Plants substituted with Success in
Medical Practice, in the Place of exotic ones, with Medical Obfer. vations, by Messrs. Coste and WILLEMET (whose literary Titles and academical Honours are too numerous to be inserted here.) Printed at Nancy and Bouillon in 1778. This is a most curious work; deserving, in a particular manner, the attention of the medical faculty, in every country.
I T A L Y. VIII. Introductione alla Chimica: i. e. An Introduction to Chymistry. 4to. Piftoria. 1777:
Accuracy and precision, method and perspicuity are united in this work, in which the reader will find the nature and properties of terrestrial foffils, minerals, acid, alkaline, and neutral falts, exposed in a very fatisfactory manner-the composition, decomposition, and analysis of different substances elucidated -- and the various processes of distillation, sublimation, precipitation, chryftallization, calcination, revivification, rectification, &c. unfolded with the greatest simplicity and clearness. The table of chemical affinities is remarkable for its exactness, and is more complete than that of Geoffroy.
IX. La Vita de Diogene Cynico, &c. i. e. The Life of Disgenes, the Cynic, by the Marquis F. A. GRIMALDI. 8vo. Naples. 1778. This is a very ingenious though paradoxical defence of the doctrine, morals, manners, and conduct of a dirty, disgusting fellow, who has retained the name of a philosopher; and why should he not retain it, since it is given to many, even in our days, that do not deserve it much better than Diogenes? We hope the Marquis does not resemble bis hero.
X. Eorporis Hiftoriæ Byzantina Nova Appendix, &c. i. e. A New Appendix to the Body of Byzantine History, comprehending the Works of George Pisid, Theodosius the Deacon, and
Corippus the African Grammarian.
1772. This work, which was begun and finished by the Abbot JosEPH-MARIA Querci, has been published by Mons. Foggini, since the death of the Compiler. The notes, both of the Author and Editor, are full of erudition, although they do not always come up to the standard of perfection.
S PA I N. It is rare to see this country making a figure in a literary journal. The following works, however, thew that the spirit of erudition, and the desire of promoting the useful arts, are not entirely extinguished in Spain :
XI. Memorias Instructivas, &c. i.e. Useful, curious, and instructive Memoirs, relative to Agriculture, Commerce, Industry, Oeconomy, Chemistry, Botany, and Natural History, drawn from the Works of eminent Authors of all Nations, and more especially from the learned Academies in England, France, Germany, Sweden, Es Volumes 1.-V!. 8vo, Madrid. 1778.
XIL. Historia Literaria de Espanna, &c. i. e. Literar.
1777... The Author of this interesting work
negroes, and the odious traffic that is made of theie unhappy
the million, which displays the zeal and humanity of the evan-
xiv. Lexicon et Commentarius Sermonis Hebraici et Chaldaici
equivalent term in Arabic and the other Oriental languages:
XV. Einleitung in die Bicherkunde, &c. i. e. An Introduc,
In the fecond period