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EDINBURGH REVIEW,

MA Y. 1820

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- plusus or irish story are suit almost too recent to be fairly delineated--and no Irishman, old enough to have taken a part in the transactions of 1780 or 1798, could well be trusted as their historian-while no one but a native, and of the blood of some of the chief actors, could be sufficiently acquainted with their motives and characters, to communicate that life and interest to the details which shine out in so many passages of the volumes before us. The incidental light which ihey throw upon the national character and state of society in Ireland, and the continual illustrations VOL. XXXIII. NO. 66.

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The MONASTERY, a Romance. By “ The AUTROR of Wa. VERLEY.” 3 vols. 12mo. Lal, 4s. boards.

TALES, by “ The Author of BERTRAM,” &c. 4 vols. 12mo.

An ACCOUNT of the ARCTIC REGIONS, including the Natural History of Spitzbergen and the adjacent Islands, the Polar Ice, and the Greenland Seas; with a History and Description of Worthern Whale Fishery. Chiefly derived from Researches

Polar Seas. Ry WILLIAM CAPTAIN HALL'S VOYAGE.

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EDINBURGH REVIEW

M A Y, 1820.

No. LXVI.

ART. I. The Life of the Right Honourable John Philpot

Curran, late Master of the Rolls in Ireland. By his Son, WILLIAM HENRY CƯRRAN, Barrister-at-Law. 8vo. 2 vols. pp. 970. London, 1819. Tu This is really a verý good book; and not less instructive in

its moral, and ģeneral scope, than curious and interesting in its details. It is a mixture of Biography and History~ and avoids the besetting sins of both species of compositionneither exalting the hero of the biography into an idol, nor deforming the history of a most agitated period with any spirit of violence or exaggeration. It is written, on the contrary, as it appears to us, with singular impartiality and temper-and the style is not less remarkable than the sentiments: For though it is generally elegant and spirited, it is without any of those peculiarities which the age, the parentage, and the country of the author, would lead us to expect :- And we may say, indeed, of the whole work, looking both to the matter and the manner, that it has no defects from which it could be gathered that it was written either by a Young man-or an Irishman-or by the Son of the person whose history it professes to record—though it has attractions which probably could not have existed under any other conditions. The distracting periods of Irish story are still almost too recent to be fairly delineated and no Irishman, old enough to have taken a part in the transactions of 1780 or 1798, could well be trusted as their historian-while no one but a native, and of the blood of some of the chief actors, could be sufficiently acquainted with their motives and characters, to communicate that life and interest to the details which shine out in so many passages of the volumes before us. The incidental light which they throw upon the national character and state of society in Ireland, and the continual illustrations VOL. XXXIII. NO. 66.

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