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Art. 42. Matrimonial Overtures from an enamoured Lady to Lord
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Bew. 1778.
Madamoiselle D'Eon is the lady who is made to make these over-
tures to the noble statesman above meant. His Lord'hip is, however,
only courted to be abused ; in company with the whole administra-
tion circle, and all who abet the measures of government, particu:
larly with regard to the American war: the whole Scottih nation,
especially. The poetry is rather to be commended than the spirit
with which the Author writes. From an advertisement prefixed, we
are led to presume that the Public is indebted for this facirical pero
formance to the ingenious libertine Bard who lately obliged them
with an Epifle to Lady Grofveror--The Philofophic Venus-Epifile from
Omiah-and Seventeen Hundred and Seventy-seven : on all of which we
have impartially bestowed our commendation and our censure.
Art. 43. The Conciliation ; a Poem. By the Author of “ Ju-
venal's Satires, paraphrastically imitated. 4to. . IS.

Almon. • Thou thrid'At the mazy toils of Jesuit art,

• And wields, though conscience frown, th' avenging rod.' Jf there be any tongue that can pronounce, any ear that can bear such poetry as this,

L. Criticism to such were entirely superfluous. Art. 44. Poems, containing Semira, an Elegy; Abelard to

Eloisa; Ambition. 460. 2 s. 6 d. Davenhill. 1778.

• Vain 'twere t'attempt defcription of the fight We must not look for elegance in a collection of poems into which Juch a line could be admitted.

น. Art. 45. Fugitive Poetical Pieces. By Mr. Jerningham. 12mo.

I s. 6 d.

Robson. 1778. These pieces confift of Margaret of Anjou, an hiftorical interlade, which was played at Miss Young's benefit, and some other little pieces.—The Public is well acquainted with the merit of this Writer. L. Art. 46. An Esay on Journal Poetry; with a Specimen, by the

Rev, Fleming, Prebendary, and afterwards Dean of Carlisle,
in a Letter to the Rev. Erasmus Head, Prebendary of the fame
Church, written about the Year 1745. By Edward Tacham.
I 2o. I s. Richardson and Co.

Title pages are not seldom of more importance than the works that follow them, and the respect we thew them is proved by our quoring them at large. This, however, throws a discredit on that important part of book-making : for, in the first place, the pamphlet is written by a Prebendary of Carlisle, in the second, by Edward Tatham. So sets forth the ti:le-page: now for the thing itself.

What is Journal Poetry* ? Does not the god of the two-łopped hill keep a Ledger of his wares, as well as a Journal ?-We will venture to say that this book, at least, is not in his compring-house.

* If any reader should realy want information on this bead, we refer him to Horace, who wrote a poetical account of the incidents which occurred in his journey to Brundufium. 8

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"We shall dismiss this Article with begging leave to present our Readers
with the Author's definition of Journal Poetry. In the Journal
every piece of poetry is diftinguished from another in an easy but ob.
vious manner, whilst the whole composition is elegantly tied together
by the journal part. If any reader can find this intelligible, we will
give up our character of being critics by profesion!

4. Art. 47. An Heroic Epifle to an unfortunate Monarch, by Pere

grine the Elder. Enriched with explanatory Notes. ato. 1 s. 6d.
Benson. 1778.

Poetic Billingsgate.
Art. 48. Royal Perseverance. A Poem. Humbly dedicated to

that Prince whole Piety, Clemency, Moderation, Magnanimity, and
other Christian and Patriotic Virtues, are the Adiniration of all
Mankind. 4to.

I s. 6 d. Bew. 1778.
This poem, like the foregoing epiftle, contains a bold personal
invective against his M-y; whole Glent contempt of such da-
sing traducers, is a sufficient refutation of all that our factious writers
have more than insinuated, with respect to tyranny and despotism:
words which frequently occur in almost every page of the two lait-
mentioned fatirical performances.
Art. 49. Alfred ; an Ode; with Six Sonnets. By Robert
Holmes, M. A. Fellow of New College. 4to.

I s. 6 d. Ri.
vington. 1778.

- At fable noon of night,
Her torch, dire-blazing, glares afar,
• Disastrous lignal of the morrow's war,

• No more.'
Echo. No more!

Yet have we seen many less happy imitations of Gray's manner.
Art. 50. A Sentimental Journey to Bath, Bristol, and their En-

virons; a descriptive Poem. To which are added, Miscellaneous
Pieces. By William Heard.

410. 5 5. Boards. Sewell, &c.
1778.

• Pomona, lovely in each shape or dress,
Whether in cyder the fows forth to bless ;
Or comes, delightful to the school-boy's eye,

Deck d up, and trimm'd in figure of a pye.'
Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we dje!

Menander, apud Divum Pauli.

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pve into the bargain.
Art. 51. Imitationes has parvulas, Anglicè partim, partim Latinè

L.
redditas, paucarum levium Horarum Occupationes, benevolo Lectori
dicatas verecundè quidem voluit Alumnus Cantabrigienfis. 4to.
2 s. 6 d. Dodley.

Edam; non edam ; Quid agam ?' lo English - I would eat-I Thall not eat-What am I to do?' Why-nothing, Friend! And that is the best advice we can give you. -- We know you meant by your edams, shalll publish, or it all I not publish? but fill we have no better advice in tore for you! L.

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Art. 52. Divine Philanthropy; or, the Love of God. A poctical
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Richardi na: U. Juhart. 1777. Soine critics have maintained that poetical enthusiasm, and religious enthusi.fm, are two principles which have, with repect to each other, a repellent power; but we think Dr. Young, and others, may be mentioned as instances to the co trary. We have often observed, however, that a writer's pretical talents are' (as the maihematicians fay) inversery as his orthodoxy. This is moft certainly the case with respect to this orthodox poetical essay, of which the following lines will be a sufficient specimen :

Ye reasoners of our day,
Who fraught with light, even Socinus himself
Have out locinianised, and left behind;
Who from your Lord (so call'd) would fain withhold
All Chsilian wormip; pardon if one ask,
Is your fuperior wisdom grown fo high

To o’ertop the ancient worthies :
Art.
53.

A Panegyric on Cork Rumps; or, a May morning's Excurfion on the Water.

To which is added, The Modern Head-drejs ; or, Miss Babel's fatal Catastrophe at the Bath rooms. By the Author of Modern Refinement, and the Register of Folly. 4to. 6 d. Wilkie, &c.

The poet and the theme are well adapted to each other : as Juve. nal says, Ingenium par materiæ.

MISCELLANEOUS.
Art. 54. The remarkable Trial of the Queen of Quavers, and

ber Asociates, for Sorcery, Witchcraft, and Enchantment, at the
Allizes held in the Moon, for the County of Gelding; before
the Right Hon. Sir Francis Lash, Lord Chief Baron of the Lunar
Exchequer. Taken in Short Hand by Joseph Democritus and
William Diogenes. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d. Bew. 1778.

A most virulent attack on the masculine, feminine, and epicæne directors and performers of the opera, probably the production of some incensed Italian, and chiefly calculated for the meridian of the Orange coffee bouse.

C. Art. 55. An Introduction to Merchandize : Containing a com

plete System of Arithmetit; a Syitem of Algebra; Book-keeping in various Forms; an Account of the Trade of Great Baitain and the Laws and Practices which Merchants are chiefly interested in. In Two Volumes. Vol. I.

8vo.

Edinburgh printed, and fold by Cadell, London. 1777.

This treatise is formed on a much more comprehensive plan than most books of the same kind, It contains a variety of important and useful matter, arranged with judgment, and well adapted to instruction. The Author's whole plan is distributed into fix paris, three of which are comprized in this volume, containing a fyftem of arithmetic and of algebra ; and an account of the monies, weights, and measures used in different nations, the nature and form of bills of exchange, iovoices, and other mercantile accompts. The other three parts, of which the second volume, yet unpublished, is to

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consilt, are to comprehend the doctrine of Italian book-keeping, a
variety of forms in book-keeping, fuited o particular circumftances
of business, and an account of the trade of Great Britain, &c. Each
volume is fo far complete in itself, that it my be used inde perdently
of the other. We recommend it to the Author to be particularly
attentive in supervising and correcting the press, as several typogra.
phical errors have escaped in this volume, which must very much
perplex young students.
Art. 56. Extartion no Usury; or, the Merits of a late Election

difcufjed: lo a Dialogue between Minos, Lord Russell, Charles
Churchill, and Jeremiah Dyfun, Esquire. 8vo. Williams,
1777.

The next time this conjuror makes use of his magic wand to
up fpirits from the valty deep,” we would advise him to thew them
a little more respect, than to employ them in hallooing, “ Wilkes
and liberty! No top'ins!''
Art. 57. The History of the Customs, Aids, Subsidies, National

Dehts, and Taxes of England; from William the Conqueror 10 the present Pear 1578. By I'. Cunningham, Esq. The Third Edition corrected. With several Improvements suggested by Sir Charles Whitworth, Chairman of the Committee of the Sapply and Ways and Means. And an Appendix containing. I. Particular Liits of the Taxes raised, and the Prices of Provitions, in the Reigns of Hen. III. Ed. I. Ed. II. Ed. III. Ric. II Hen. IV. Hen. V. Hen. VI. Ed. IV. Hen. VII. Hen. VIII. Ed VI. Mary, Eliz, and James I. II. A brief View of the public Revenue, both certain and casual, with the ordinary Expence of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland ; together with a Siate of ihe public Debis, as the same appeared to a Committee of the House of Commons in April 1657, about Seven Months after the Death of Oliver Cromwell. Svo. 6 s. bound. Johnson. 17.8. This work was first published in detached parts, the accounts of which are to be found in Rev. vol. xxv, and the above ample title. page News the additions now made to this interell ing compendium. N. Art. 58. The Infant's Miscellany; or, Easy Lefjöns extracted from different Authors. On an w Plan. 12mo. 2 s. Beecrofi. 1778.

Intended, says che Author, 10 facilitate the attaininent of the English language to ihe youngest readers, by teaching them not only to read, but likewise to undertand clearly what they read. — This the Author endeavours to effect by the help of an index to the les. sons, containing the synonimous words or pbrales; with some expla. natory notes.- The difficulty will be, to make children, from four to eight or nine years old, readily comprehend the use of the index; which is rather of a complicated form, and discouraging appearance : being so encumbered with notes and references, that the linele students will find it a task of sufficient difficulty to understand the use and

meaning of them. --With the assistance of a teacher, however, this : little book may prove very serviceable to the infant learners for whom

it is intended.

Robert Hamilton, LL. D. Master of the Academy at Perth!

Art.

12 mo.

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12DO.

Art. 59. Modern Characters. For 1978. By Shakespeare.

Brown. These characters have already been viewed and reviewed by most of our Readers, as we imagine, in the Morning Post and Public Advertiser, from which two daily papers they are most faithfully copied with all their beauties and defects, without addition or alteration, if we may trust to our memories. Some particulars, excufable in a news paper, become reprehensible when exhibited with the parade of an editor, in a formal collection ; such as printing passages selected from a poet without due regard to his measure ; and above all ascribing, like an illiterate actor versed only in the prompter's books, whole speeches to Shakespeare, not to be found in any edition of his works; instances of which unpardonable licence, or contemptible ignorance, may be found at p. 15 and 16 of this collection, in the passages from Lear (Tate's Lear) applied to her My and Ly T-ni-nd.

C. Art. 60. Aristophanes ; being a Collection of true Attic Wit:

Containing the Jelts, Gibes, Bon Mots, Witricisms, and most ex-
traordinary Anecdotes of Samuel Foote, Esq; the Lords Chefter-
field, Tyrawley, Messrs. Churchill, Thornton, Lloyd, and their
Cotemporaries, &c. &c. With an engraved Head of Mr. Foote.

2 s. 6 d. sewed. Baldwin.
Sunt bona, funt quædam mediocria, funt mala plura,
Quæ legis

MART.
Art. 61. Considerations on the Game Laws; together with fome

Strictures on Dr. Blackitone's Commentaries relative to this Sub-
ject. To which is added, a new Project for the Regulation of
Field-sports; as also a Plan for the more effectually preventing
Poaching. 8vo. I s. 6 d. Bew. 1777.
This Writer, after enumerating the defects so frequently com-
plained of, in our present game law's, proposes, that qualihed per.
Sons Jould be required to obtain a licence for pursuing and taking
game beyond the limits of their own estates, for which ten pounds
thould be paid annually ; that ten pounds be also paid for a special
licence to fhoot moor.game; and that licences be fold (to be se.
newed from year to year) to authorize poulterers to breed and sell
game, and the owners of parks, &c. be permirted to sell game to
fuch licensed poulterers only. These are the chief heads of the
project here offered to the Public: which may perhaps merit some
attention, at leatt as fuggefting a new mode of taxing the luxuries
of life.
Art. 62. The Life of Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-

Saxons. By A. Bicknell, Author of the History of Edward the
Black Prince *. 8vo.

A subject that might have claimed the pen of a Robertson or a Home, a subject truly great, and, in every respect, adapted to the times, is here occupied by a writer who is not even an Oldmixon, or a Guthrie.

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