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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,
the body of which had been shot in the back.- S'deach! if the real
spirit of General Frazer, now, perhaps, hovering, melancholy, over
the fatal plain of Saratoga, could but hear of this poem, it would
certainly waft itself back to Britain, and pull the Author by the

DR A MÀ Tic.
Art. 35. Second Thought is beft. An Opera of Two Acts, per

formed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. , Addressed to R.
B. Sheridan, Esq. By J. Hough, of the Inner Temple; in which
is introduced, the Song rejected by the Lord Chamberlain. 8vo.
is. Murray. 1778.
A little piece, of very little merit. The song rejected by the Lord
Chamberlain excites some curiosity :

The nation is in ruin Sir,
The nation is in ruin Şir;
I rave! I swear! Aghalt I fare ;
To see such mischief brewing, Sir:

The constitution is at stake,
The constitution is at stake;
The storm is near; I quake for fear !
The pillars at their centre Thake.

For Britain's safety, night and day,
For Britain's safety, night and day,
I grieve, I pine, (such forrow's mine)
And sometimes fast, and sometimes pray.

Then let us loud our voices raise,
Then let us loud our voices raise,
And do our best, and leave the rest,

To wiser heads, and better days.
'fhis is the only thing remarkable in the piece; and, perhaps our
Readers may wish that, like the Lord Chamberlain, the Reviewers
had rejected it too.

Art. 36. The Reports of Sir Edward Coke, Knt. in Englift.

In Thirteen Paris, complete; with References to all the ancieas,
and modern Books of the Law. Exactly translated, and com-
pared with the first and last Edition in French, and prinsed
Page for Page, with the same. To which are now added, the
Repeative Pleadings in English. The whole newly revised and
carefully corrected, and translated, with many additional Notes
and References. By George Wilson, Serjeant at Law. 8vo.
7 Vols. 31. 138. 6 d. Bound. Rivington, &c. 1777.
We barely announce this new edition, for the satisfaction of such
of our readers who follow the law ;' to whom the nature and im-
portance of the work is sufficiently known.
Rev. June, 1778

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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


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plause, under that fignature. We cannot, here, discern the least
...resemblance of style or language.

N A VI G Α Τ Ι ο Ν.
Art. 41. An Epitome of Theoretical and Practical Navigation,

containing a complete System of that Art greatly improved, &c.
By Robert Waddington, Teacher of Mathematics, late Mathema-
tical Master of the Royal Academy at Portsmouth. 410.

Tho' the Author, justly enough, observes that publications on the
Subject of navigation are already sufficiently numerous; he offers this
additional treatise to the Public because, in the first place, it con-
tains ' a clear, easy, and practicable method of keeping a journal at
fea:'-a matter which, he alleges, has not yet been fully explained.
In the next place, he profesies, in this treatise, to teach the young
navigator every particular essential to his art; without his being un-
der the necesity of having recourse to any other Author on the sub-
ject. He correas likewise many errors respecting the tides, on our
coasts particularly, which deserve the attention of the mariner. In-
stead of a table of logarithms he has given a traverse table on a new
plan; the working by which he deems fufficient for the pnrposes of
navigation in general: though as the young navigator may have oc-
cafion for a book of logarithms to work the various cases of trigono
metry, and for the working of amplitudes, azimuths, &c. he pro-
poses hereafter to publish a small treatise on the subject of trigono-
merry, which will contain the necessary tables of logarithms, and
their uses, in the various branches of the mathematics.

Art. 42. An Enquiry into the Nature of the Corn Laws, with a

View to the new Corn Bill proposed for Scotland. By James Ander-
fon *. 8vo. 1 s. 6 d. Edinburgh printed ; sold by Dilly and
Cadell in London,

The immediate objecs of this judicious and well informed Writer,
in the present pamphlet, are to thew the inexpediency of fixing, at
one invariable point, either the market price at which the importa-
tion of corn thall be allowed, or the rate of the bounty on exporta-
tion; and to propose that the rate of the bounty should be made at
all times to depend upon the market price of grain. On these topics,
and oihers nearly related, he reasons with great trength and clear-
ness; and his observations will doub:lefs be of material use in deter.
mining the questions which gave occasion to tbem.

Art. 43. Sketches from Nature; or, the Hillcry of Henry and
Emma, and of Fanny and Lucy Stanley. izmo. 3


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



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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


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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
almolt said my salvation, upon the test.'
Art. 46. A Letter to Lord George Germaine ; giving an Account

of the Origin of the Dispute between Great Britain and the Colo-
nies; with some Remarks on the Manner in which the War has
been conducted. To which are added, certain Terms, humbly
proposed as a ground-work of a Reconciliation. By a Gentleman,
for many years a Reîdent in America. 8vo. I s. 6d, Whiel.
don. 1778.

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-
bemptible bug bear,—Who's afraid

Art. 47. The Patriot Minister. An Historical Panegyric on

M. de L'HOSPITAL, Chancellor of France. Translated from the
French. 8vo.

2 s. 6 d.

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.

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