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Burney, Dr. Charles . Musical Biography, Music
Magnetism, Mechanics Clarke, Bracy
comparative Anatomy Clarkson
various Articles Cooper, Samuel
Conchology, Entomology, &c. ; made
Drawings for, and arranged Nat.
Antiquities, and various Articles
Trig. Survey Farey, John, Jun. Machinery, Manufactures, Mechanics,
Mill, Steam-Engine, Water, &c.; made numerous
Drawings Farey, Joseph
made many Mechanical and Miscella
neous Drawings Flaxman, John
Sculpture Fletcher, John
Chemistry Glenie, James
Artillery-Carriages, Cannon, FortifiGlover, George Naval Architecture
[cation Haslam, Dr. John
Drawing, and various Articles Howard, Luke
Conic Sections, Curves, Geometry, Kelley, Dr. P.
Coinage, Exchanges, Standard,
made Drawings Köenig, Charles
Gem, Gem-Engraving, Geognosy,
French, Italian, and other Schools of
ved very numerous Plates
norama, Perspective, Projections,
Nayler, Sir George
Painting Oitley, William Young Painting Parker, H. .
Prosody, Versification Parkes, Samuel
Manufactures Pearson, Rev. Dr. Wm. : Astronomical
, Chronometrical, Optical, &c. Instruments, Horology,
Planetary Machines, Watch, &c. Phillips, Thomas
Painting Pond, John.
Algebra, Analysis, Astronomy, De
gree, Diophantine, Force, &c. Porden, William
Architecture Pugh, William Owen English History Rees, Dr. Thomas
Biography, and various Articles; exa
mined and described the Plates Rees, Rev. Dr. Abraham, Editor ; Atmosphere, Hydrostatics,
and various Articles Russell, John
Painting Sanderson, George
Arch Scott, John
engraved Nat. Hist. Plates Smith, Sir James Edward Botanical Biography, Botany Sowerby, James
made Nat. Hist. Drawings Strutt, Joseph
Antiquities Stubbs, George
Sylvester, Charles Chemistry, Definite Proportions, File
cutting, Galvanism, Pottery,
Cotton Spinning and Manufacture Tooke, Rev. William Geography Turner, Sharon.
We could have wished to have been able to distinguish, in each case in the above List, whether various Articles, appertaining to the Science or Subject mentioned, or only the particular Article bearing the Name of the Science or Subject, are the production of the Individual mentioned; this, however, we are unable to do. Besides the above names, the Covers above mentioned, announced, that the assistance of C. R. Aikin, John Clennel, E. Coleman, Astley Cooper, Rev. W. Crowe, John Leslie, Dr. Richard Pearson, W. Symonds, and William Thomas, were engaged; but whether all, or any of these Gentlemen furnished any Articles, we are uninformed.
We have been sorry to observe, the Date 1819 affixed to the Title-page of each of the 39 Volumes, instead of that particular Year, in which each Volume was finished; because of the great number of discoveries and improvements in the useful Arts and the Sciences, which have been, for the first time, submitted to the Public, or at least in so methodized a form, in the Volumes of this work, by the many able, practical, and scientific Individuals, who have written Articles in them; the want of these Dates to the Volumes, can scarcely fail to be the source of much literary injustice, and of high regret by the future historians of Scientific Improvement. We trust therefore, that our Readers will approve our giving here, a List containing the Dates of Publication, of each of the 85 Parts of this extensive Work; and to which we have affixed the name of the last Article in each year. Parts, half Vols. Year of Publication. Last Article. 1 to 3,
pt. ANTIMONY. 4-5,
pt. CONGREGATION. 18–22,
KILMES. 39—45, with A, of plates, 1812, pt. METALS. 46–51, with B, of plates, 1813, pt. PASSIFLORA. 52–57, with C, of plates, 1814, pt. RAMISTS. 59–63, with D. of plates, 1815, pt. SHAMMY. 64-68,
pt. UNION. 7477, with E, of plates, 1818, Baldwin, of Add
78, with F, of plates, 1819, ZOLLIKOFER, do. To have expected that a Work so extensive as the present, and so long in course of publication, could have been of equal Merit throughout all its parts and departments, or without several Faults, would perhaps be deemed unreasonable: suffice it to say, that its merits are conspicuous, and well understood, as its very extensive sale and patronage, have already evinced. The printing has been executed by Andrew Strahan, in an elegant style, but whose omission of pages has been complained of by great numbers, as precluding reference to particular passages in the long Articles.
Art. II.—The Jacobite Relics of Scotland, being the Songs, Airs, and Legends, of the Adherents to the House of Stuart. Collected and illustrated by JAMES
Hogy, Author of the Queen's Wake &c. &c. 8vo. pp. 444. Edinburgh, 1819.
We gather, from some remarks in the Introduction to this volume, that the undertaking was suggested at a meeting of the Highland Society of London, to which it is dedicated. Nothing can be more praiseworthy than the purpose of rescuing from the oblivion, to which they were hurrying swiftly, the monuments raised by the poetical genius of our countrymen who had devoted themselves to the exiled family; and he must either be a squeamish politician, or a cold admirer of song, who can suffer the pernicious and absurd principles consecrated in those effusions of the Jacobite muse, to interfere with the wish common to every good Scotchman, that the literary merits of his country, in all ages, should meet with their full share of praise. At the same time, it cannot be denied, that the language held upon this subject by many persons among us in the present times, is peculiarly reprehensible. The controversy between the two families and their partisans is wholly laid at rest, by the course of nature, indeed, as well as of political events; and
long ago it ceased to be at all a practical question. Yet do we find a strange sort of spirit lately sprung up-a sort of speculative Jacobitism, not wholly romantic, neither, we are afraid, but connected with the events of the times, and a sort of twin brother to the newfangled doctrine of legitimacy. The praises of the Cavaliers are lavishly chanted; the devotion of the Stuart partisans is consecrated as something more than human; the exiled house is represented in the most false and favourable lights; and the Whigs are vilified in an equal proportion, and with no kind of discrimination. Now the men who show their zeal in this truly preposterous manner, run no risk, much less do they make the smallest sacrifice; yet they seem to exult in the disinterested gallantry and constancy of the old and real Jacobites, as if they belonged themselves to the caste. In a sound skin, they publish what, even half a century ago, would have cost them either ear; and they would fain persuade themselves that they have a right to glory in the romantic purity of their honest zeal for a beaten cause.
Now all this is not mere folly and affectation; nor is it all enthusiasm. The persons who indulge in this lofty strain have some things in common with that party whose personal attachment, gallantry and contempt of danger, they have no pretension to share. Like them, they hate the cause of popular principles; they dislike a free and rational governinent; they had rather see a king unfettered by a parliament; a judge unchecked by a jury; and a press free to praise only the stronger side, and restrained from palliating all abuses save those of power. To promulgate such doctrines openly, even at this time of day, and large as the strides are which have been made within a few years, might not be altogether safe ; and accordingly their advocates are eager in seizing every opportunity of crying up those who were the victims of such principles in a former age, and of stamping with every mark of opprobrium and ridicule the great men to whom we owe the whole blessings of the English constitution.
Mr. Scott's avowed writings are not entirely free from this imputation ; and those still more popular works which are so generally ascribed to him, abound with instances of the spirit of which we are speaking. But not only are such things far less reprehensible in works of pure fiction ; Mr. Scott is an artist of sar greater delicacy than his imitators ; and a sly hint, or a joke, or an incidental remark, may be allowed to pass unnoticed, while we turn with disgust from the clumsy matter-of-fact statements of Jacobite doctrine which others have not scrupled to put forth. Of these we know none more deserving of censure than the compiler of the volume before us, and, before touching upon its literary merits, we must be suffered to prefix a word or two upon its politics.
If Mr. Hogg bad confined himself to the praises which the poe