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This the genius-this the language of the gallant Frazer!-No,'tis a base counterfeit-the ghost of a By--8,
-or it is some daftard soul,
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formed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. , Addressed to R.
To wiser heads, and better days.
In Thirteen Paris, complete; with References to all the ancieas,
ARCHITECTURE. Art. 37. The Description of the Hot Bath, at Bath, rebuilt at the
Expence of the Chamber of that City; together with Plans, Elevation, and Setion of the fame : The Designs of John Wood, Ar chitect. Folio. 55. Dodsley. 1777
UTILITY and ELEGANCE seem to have united, in order to give perfection to this great improvement in our principal resort of HEALTH and PLEASURE.
POLITICA L. Art. 38. A Sketch of the History of Two Aas of the Irish Parlia
ment of the 2d and 8th of Queen Anne, 10 prevent the farther Growih of Popery. 8vo. I s. 6 d. Murray. 1778.
A defence of the Roman Catholics of Ireland.-The Author complains, feelingly, of the burdens imposed on our fellow-fubjects, of the above-mentioned persuasion, in that kingdom; and there may be cause of complaint : but EXPERIENCE shews that ProTESTANT States cannot consistently with jullice and the rights of conscience) be too much on their guard, against those who are zealousy attached to a fyftem which has ever proved a powerful engine for the support of arbitrary power, and, consequently, in the highest degree, pero nicious to freedom, civil ard religious. lf, however, the restrictions under which the prudence of our forefathers may have thought it necessary to lay the Irith Catholics, are, now, found to be too severe, and inequitable, by all means let that severity be softened: but let us, however, proceed with cauTION, in a matter which may prove, (with respect to either party) of the utmost consequence to the welfare of these kingdoms.
Hi. Art. 39. Scotch Modesty displayed; in a Series of Conversations
which lately passed between an Englishman and a Scotchman. Addressed to the worthy Patriots of England. 8vo. 1 s. 6 d. Bew. 1778.
The title is an innocent deception. This pamphlet is, really, a a laboured and well-written defence of the Scots, against the popular objections of the English. The Author undertakes to demonstrate, that the Scots do not possess that immensity of power and places that the mock-patriots pretend;' and, even, that our northern brethren have not their fare of them. He endeavours to thew, like. wise, that so far from infusing into the King notions of arbitrary power,' the Scots deteit, and, always have have opposed, such. doctrine.' He likewise, in a very satisfactory manner, vindicates the country of Scotland, with respect to the last rebellion ; and we should, with little, if any reserve, have commended his performance, throughout, had it not been for his continual sneers at all people in opposition to the present ministry, and treating them as though they were universally, hypocrites and profligates., Art. 40. A serious Letter to the Public, on the late Transaktion ba
tween Lord North and the Duke of Gordon, By Junius. 8vo. Hooper.
An earnest vindication of Lord N. The transaction alluded to has been sufficiently stated in the newe-papers. But who is this Junius . Noc the celebrated writer who figured, with so much apo
plause, under that fignature. We cannot, here, discern the least
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containing a complete System of that Art greatly improved, &c.
View to the new Corn Bill proposed for Scotland. By James Ander-
9 s. Noble.
If we were to call in question this Writer's abilities for drawing Sketches from Nature, we are apprehensive that a numerous train of female advocates would appear, with tears in their eyes, to plead
* Of Monkhill, in Aberdeenshire, author of Efays relating to Agriculture and Commerce,' and of 'Obrvations on the Means af 6** citing a Spirit of National Induflry ;'--mentioned in our late Reviews. li 2
his cause. Rather than risk so unequal a contest, we therefore pronounce these tales natural and pathetic.
E. Art. 44. The Old English Baron. A Gothic Story. By Clara i Reeve.
3 s. fewed. Dilly. 1778. We mention this publication only to inform our Readers that it is the same which was noticed in the Review for January last, p. 85, under the sitle of the Champion of Virtue. The work is revised and corrected, and more elegantly printed ; and the tiile is changed, as the A uthor tells us in her preface, because the character of an old English Baron is thought to be the principal one in the story. E,
AMERICAN CONTROVERS Y. Art. 45. The Substance of General Burgoyne's Speeches, &c.
on Mr. Vyner's Motion, on the 26th of May; and upon Mr. Hartley's Motion, on the 28th of May, 1778. With an Appendix, containing General Washington's Letter to General Burgoyne, &c. 8vo.
Almon. 1778. The newspapers have given some part of these two speeches, but here appears, in fubftance, an authentic edition of the whole. The contents, however of the speech on Mr. Vyner's motion for taking into consideration the state, &c. of the army which surrendered at Saratoga, do not afford such important articles of information as the public had been led to expect. We have, nevertheless, in this pamphlet, some things worthy of observation.- First, the General hearily asserts, in contradiction to certain reports, the cordial friendthip and harmony subsisting between him and Sir Guy Carleton;
he vindicates, in a satisfaclory manner, the principles and views on: . der which the Indians were engaged in our service; he speaks, in the
handsomelt terms, of the candour and generosity manifested toward himself and his followers, by the commanders of the victorious pro• vincials, particularly by General Scuyler, whose valuable property, at Saratoga, had been destroyed by our troops, and whose noble treatment of General Burgoyne, subsequent to the great loss which Mr. Scuyler had sustained, in consequence of Mr. Burgoyne's orders, is, perhaps, beyond all precedent; he produces, likewise, a very liberal and polite letter from General Washington, which, as our military orator jusly remarks, • does honour to the human heart;' he throws some light, though, indeed, not much, on the detention of our captivated army in America, and this without any impeach. ment of the honour and good faith of the Congress; he pleads earnestly, for a frict examination of his conduct, in order to clear his reputation ; and at the same time (with respect to government, as well as to himself), he candidly and fairly explodes that popular but erroneous polition, that where there is miscarriage there must be blame, and consequently, that the acquital of one man infers the condemnetion of another.'- This, surely, is a very unjuft mode of reasoning; yet we have heard it much inlisted on, with regard to the unfortunate issue of the General's late expedition. There must,' it has been infifted, have been either a criminal defeat in the plan, on the one hand, or a want of skill and conduct on the other.'- But wherefore this fuppofition? Hive we never heard of the miscarriage of even the belt concerted schemes ? Or is it in the power of human
foresight to guard against every posfible contingency ?-Finally, the General takes occasion to obviate the idea of his having been, himself, the planner of those orders under which he ultimately acted. The original plan of the expedition he does not disclaim; but he speaks of its having been changed and garbled,' in a manner by which the minifter made it his own.'--The following paffage may be laid before our readers, as a specimen of General Burgoyne's eloquence :
• As for myfelf, if I am guilty, I fear I am deeply guilty: an army lost! the sanguine expectation of the kingdom di'appointed! a foreign war caused, or the commencement of it accelerated ! an effusion of as brave blood as ever run in British veins fred, and the severelt family distresses combined with public calamity.-If this mass of miseries be indeed the consequence of my misconduct, vain will be the extenuation I can plead of my personal suffering, fatigue and hardthip, laborious days and sleepless nights, ill health and trying fituations ; poor and insuficient will be such atonement in the judgment of my country, or perhaps in the eyes of God-yet
with this dreadful alternative in view, I provoke a trial-Give me inquiry-I put the interests that hang most emphatically by the
heart-itrings of man--my fortune-my honour-my head-I had
of the Origin of the Dispute between Great Britain and the Colo-
We have no doubt that this tract is actually the prodution of a person who has resided in America, It contains many observations which will materially inform che untravelled reader. The Author defends the measures of government, --General Burgoyne's unfortunate expedition, and all; and he is fanguine for conques, should our conciliatory proposals be rejected ;-unless his own scheme for a reconciliation should be adopted. With respect to his terms, however, we are of opinion that nothing but our superiority in the field can procure them acceptance among a people who are fighting for that INDEPENDENCY, to which our letter-writer advises his noble corre. spondent never to accede.'- As to any allistance which the Americans may derive from their alliance with France, he creats it, (in
common with most of the adyocates for administration) as a con-
M. de L'HOSPITAL, Chancellor of France. Translated from the
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Durham. 1778. of this work a very full account was given in our last Appendix. We have read a few pages of the present translation, and have ob: served no material defect.