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Art. III. Townsend's Edipus Romanus. P. 59–69. Edipus Judaicus characterized, and its author castigated_a recent
coincidence in favour of their notoriety_Mr. Townsend's production commended__comparative difficulties of original and parody_how overcome in both_wonderful power and consequences of assumed rules_analysis declined a specimen_author's management of ar. gument vindicated_reason for
present notice. Art, IV. Rennel on Scepticism. P. 69_88. General merit of work-undertaking of it applauded-Reviewer's
essay-modern sceptics inferior to predecessors—character and causes of their system stated—David Hume appreciated-proved to be specially ignorant, and therefore sceptical - stupidity of his disciples' failh in him-Gibbon's life sketched—bis scepticism originated in defect of judgment-mutability of Bayle's opinions de
ats his opposition to revelation-evidences for religion quite sufficient for hearty conviction, and level to plain understandings-Mr. Rennell's mode of treating subject narrower than reviewer's, but his views essentially the same-supposed relation between physical sciences and scepticism considered and explained— danger of resting in secondary causes overcome by great philosophers—imputation against medical men relieved-gross blunders of some of them exposed, as Bichat, Morgan, Lawrence-specimen of author's powers-revolutions of scepticism somewhat singular-its metaphysical disciples succeeded by a much feebler sect—the materia. lists--comfort to be derived from their discordancy-contemned faith of a Christian surpassed by that of an ultra-sceptic-dissentions of the two classes of sceptics interesting-tranquil situation of a Christian amid their mutual hostilities.
Art. V. Miss Thurtle's History of France. P. 89-91, History, as well as works on science, rarely written by females—this
Jittle work affords some evidence of their power-such a history needed-general character of work and specimen.
Art. VỊ. State of the Country. P. 91-110. Crisis demands unappalled avowal of patriotic opinions-parliamen
tary documents confirmed the previous suspicions of a malignant disaffection have accordingly roused good men to defence of consti, tution, as Lord Grenville-scoffers of the danger reprobaterschemes of radical reformers admitted to be impracticable, and on that very account to be resisted-neutrality of leading men highly injurious-enumeration of bad symptoms--relative situation of Opposition and Ministers as to threatening aspect of reformers--greater credit due for information and patriotiem to the latter-they may be necessitated to measures alike unfriendly to their own interests and the free nature of the constitution-their supposed selfishness, then, a pledge of their moderation--measures actually proposed by them examined and approved-madvised conciliation of disaffected questioned-affair at Manchester to be candidly and tenderly discussed.
POSTSCRIPT. Irish Roman Catholic Priests. P. 111-116. Willingness of Journal to receive and admit corrective communica.
tion-Letter to Editor-defence of Irish Roman Catholic Priests against mis-statements on the part of Mr. Curwen.
NUMBER FOR FEBRUARY.
Art. I. Essays on Phrenology. P. 123–145. History of controversy-Edinburgh Review and Dr. Gordon versus
Drs. Gall and Spurzheim-article Cranioscopy sides with former Mr. Combe's Essay a defence of the latter-characterized-general statement of Dr. Spurzheim's system-opinion of it-proposal for deciding its merits-objection to part of system-Essays particularly considered qualified commendation.
Art. II. Samouelle's Entomologist's Compendium. P. 146-153. Merits of Messrs. Kirby and Spence's work on Entomology--present
vork of a different character-its defects and inaccuracies-Dr. Leach censured-return to Mr. Samouelle
ART. III. Hints for Early Educalion. P. 154–163. Works on education characterized-object of these hints-prevalent erors exposed-work quoted and commended.
Art. IV. Ivanhoc. P. 163-199. Encomium on author, and his new effort-analysis of story with
extracts-its high and novel character appreciated—its personages described-sundry faults.
ART. V. M‘Crie's Life of Andrew Melville. P. 199_225. Enceased respectability of national literary history-importance of work-sketch of Melville's life-his character-conciliatory spirit of Journal-particular and general merits of work-incidental transition to Principal Hill, lately deceased. ART. VI. Heathfield on the Liquidation of the National Debl.
P. 226–249. Merit of author-admitted advantage of relieving national debt-dif.
ficulty of the task-author's plan analysed—sanctioned by Ricardo objections to it urged-conclusion as to its impracticability thoughts as to what may and ought to be done.
NUMBER FOR MARCH.
Art. I. Macculloch on the Western Islands of Scotland.
in relation to it-mineralogical survey of Hebrides, with quotations
Art. III. Accum on Culinary Poisons. P. 276—297. Introductory remarks in favour of author and subject--analysis and quotations-thanks to author.
ART. IV. Hazlitt on Public Characters. P. 297–309. Origin and strange nature of work-author thoroughly castigated
prostitution of his powers regretted. Art. V. Williams's Travels in Italy, Greece, 8c. P. 310–331. Commendation of Mr. W. as artist and author-his qualifications stated-sundry extracts and notices-friendly strictures.
ART. VI. Spence's Anecdotes. P. 332-343. Inconsiderable value of the publications noticed, and why-biographical sketch of Spence-various anecdotes.
Art. VII. Life of Lord William Russell. P. 343–365.
Il.--these favourable to the patriotism of Russell-prevalence of
NUMBER FOR APRIL.
Art. I. The Sceptic, a Poem ; by Mrs. Hemans. P. 373-383. Former high opinion of Mrs. Hemans maintained and enhanced
apathy of older critics as to her excellencies what these arescarcely used aright by the possessor-what required for their full development- hortatory suggestion-her style praised subject
of the poem-how treated extracts with remarks—wished for coincidence.
Art II. Dr. Hamilton's Account of Nepal. P. 384-402. High expectations—disappointed—and why-work notwithstanding
very valuable condensed description, and history of Nepal, with extracts-acknowledgment to author.
Art. III. Lamarck on Invertebrate Animals. P. 403–418. Subject long and ably studied by author-merits and defects of his
works—some of his fundamental principles opposed-remarks on their illustration-general view of work-sketch of parts of it, with extracts—hopeless conclusion as to author's eye-sight.
ART. IV. Miss Roche’s Munster Cottage Boy. P. 418—428. A ailure-analysis of story, with extracts and original remarks on lish scenery and character.
Art. V. Horst on Demonology and Witchcraft. P. 429-433. Account of author-his inconsistency-slight history of subject, with anecdotes.
ART. VI. Thomas Paine. P. 434-445. Whydragged into notice-real littleness of such beings-Paine the
wothless model of a worthless sect-outline of his life-Lord Er. skire's speech, touching “ the Age of Reason,” quoted with high apphuse-contrast between infidels and Christiansextensive and deplorable influence of former-life of Paine the proper comment on his principles.
ART. VII. Napoleon in 1815. P. 446-483. Ironical congratulation-Fleury, how good and great and innocent a creature—his devotion to Napoleon,
how judicious—his Memoires, how justly severe against French ingratitude-Napoleon very ill used, abandoned by the nation-vile Bourbons--Napoleon an angel
, and had no ambition !-how sweetly engaged in Elba, and yet waiting a crisis--Monsieur Z. a notable personage introduced_his advertures in behalf of Napoleon-identified with return to France --Fleury liable to posthumous visitations of 2–interesting conversations and anecdotes of Napoleon after return from Elba-young Napoleon, a wonderful creature, and wonderfully resuscitated Napoleon sorely lectured by his advisers--Fleury talks of Waterloo, and is very wise on the subject--anecdotes--a precious trio to suca ceed Napoleon !-irony gives place to serious considerations.
NUMBER FOR MAY.
Ant. I. Tour in the Highlands. P. 487–510. Worthlessness of most works on same topic—this a fair exception
its merits and defects—difficulty of treating of Highlan:ls and peo, ple explained--route of author-judicious remarks on Gælic language-common error of works on the Highlands exposed-clanship candidly considered-former conduct of legislature scrutinized and censured-allowances to be made for Highlanders-character. istic story--affair of Glenco reprobated-cordial relation between chief and clan, and its probable benefits-Highlanders commended, and clanship vindicated_a descriptive extract.
ART. II, Jacobite Relics. P. 510-525.
division of them proposed-various specimens, with remarks-valedictory close.
ART. III. Burckhardt's Travels in Nubia P. 525–551. Geography of Africa, how deserving of cultivation—and how fatal
Burckhardt patronized by African Association-accepted-his preparatory discipline-general abstract of his travels--account of his death-value of his reports--details of his most important information, with extracts, relative to Syria ; the Bedouins ; country about the Nile; Nubia ; the Shegya; the Ababde ; the Semoun ; Ber. ber; Damer ; Shendy; condition of slaves ; Souakindation of work. ART. IV. Wilkinson's Account of Wallachia and Moldcvia.
P. 552–574. Historical sketch of Dacia-early and present state of the provin,
ces-various particulars noticed, as Hospodars : Boyars; population; character and moral state of inhabitants ; frequency of divorce ; condition of peasants ; gypsies ; climate ; seasons ; productions ; towns ; relative state of provinces-intercourse with foreigners-abstract of curious document,
Art. V. Memoir of Charles Louis Sand. P. 575-591. Great interest and political import of Kotzebue's fate-virtues of the
assassin show the malignity of the system which unhinged themprobable extension of that system-author of work reprehended and chastised-comparison of Congress of Vienna and Bonaparte -author too much countenanced in his absurdities and vicious sentiments-spirit of British people in 1815 vindicated-author well disposed to radicalism--his sophistical and base remarks on assassination exposed.