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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

explanatory disco'ery.

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.

P. 255-271.
Geology, what-its progress--how best cultivated-work considered

in relation to it-mineralogical survey of Hebrides, with quotations
from work-Dr. M_'s Huttonian bias commented on-qualified
encomium.
Art. II. Cornwall's Sicilian Story, and otker Poetical Pieces.

P. 271-276.
His former poems well received—commendatory notice with extracts
—advice.

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.
High interest of the subject--features of age, and character of Charles

Il.--these favourable to the patriotism of Russell-prevalence of
plots signalized the period_Russell not altogether free from blame
—and not well defended by his biographer-account of Rye-house
plot-iniquitous condemnation of Russell—“ last week” of his life
noticed and admired-allusion to the excellent lady Russell.

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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.
Previous expectations-nature and character of the relics considered

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.

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