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LONDON:

PRINTED FOR C. CRADOCK AND W. JOY (SUCCESSORS TO MR. OSTELL),
32 PATERNOSTER-ROW: SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS

IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

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ANTIJACOBIN

Review and Magazine,

&c. &c. &c.

For SEPTEMBER, 1808.

"If perfect and faultless composition is ever to be expected from humau faculties, it must be at some happy period, when a noble and graceful simplicity, the result of well regulated and sober magnanimity, reigns through the general manners."

Fay on Shakespeare, by Mrs. MONTAGU.

The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales, A. D. MCLXXXVIII, by Giraldus de Barri; translated into English, and illustrated with Views, Annotations, and a Life of Giraldus. By SIR RICHARD COLT HOARE, Bart., F. R. S., F. A. S. 2 vols. 4to. Pp. vol. I, exci, and 219; vol. II, 440: with Indexes, and fifty-nine Plates. 81 8s. Miller.

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E cannot commence our review of these splendid volumes without first expressing our satisfaction at the excellent example which the worthy Baronet, who has been the means of their publication, affords to the different classes that compose the upper ranks of society. Born to a station in life which far removes him from the necessity of exertion, and with a fortune at command that secures to him a full sufficiency of praise, (for where is it that affluence will not attract flatterers?) he disdains to depend alone on the accident of birth for pre-eminence, and toils for fair and honourable fame in the paths of literature and of art. The specious frivolities of fashionable gaiety, which have folly for their origin, and, too often, guilt for their end; which deprive nobility of its best robe, respect, and degrade and brutalize in proportion to the ardour with which they are pursued, 'have for him no charms. "With an eve that can see nature," to employ the words which he has himself quoted from those maxims of ancient wisdom, the Triads," a heart that can feel nature, and a resolution that dares follow nature," he seeks the meed of distinction by cultivating the higher powers of A

NQ. CXXIII. VOL. XXXI,

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