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[March, We take the liberty of offering a

French cook to see what dishes he is friendly hint to this lady, and to other able to make, but to be instructed poetical writers. It is, to select tbeir ourselves, and have a luxurious dinstories from subjects which do not ner. Let the pupils read sentences, and depend upon the simple catastrophe, the master mark the accents. Pracbut are accompanied with various in.

tice and oral instruction will soon teresting incident. The result of complete the rest. Do players study guch a choice inevitably insures the technical arts of reading? Cannot Author. The mind is uiterly absorbe people take snuff without having a ed in the event, and the poeiry is dis. musical box? or read well without regarded, because it is not possible wasting time in useless drudgery? to equal, or rather to rise up to in language the grand' overpowering 45. Rosamond, Memory's Musings, and sensation. Besides there appears to

other Poems. By William Procter. us an error of judgment in such se

8vo. pp. 145. Hookbam. lection. The spectator at an execu.

MR. PROCTER, like many other tion, or stauding by a death-bed, sym young poets, took it into his head palhizes with every emotion of the to fall in love with a girl, who aftersufferer, but a picture of these events wards preferred another, as girls freexcites no such interest; only a fee- quently do, till they reach a certain ble gloomy impression.

age, when they do not venture to

speculate any longer. 44. The Theory of Elocution, exhibited in

Mr. Procter very judiciously obconnexion with a new and philosophical serves, of one of these pratling spinAccount of the nature of instituted Lan. sters: guage. By B. H. Smart, Professor of

· No--pity dwells not in the heart which Elocution and Public Reader of Shaks

cold caprice despoileth. peare. 8vo. pp. 149. Richardson, &c.

No--sorrow saddens not the cheek on all MR. SMART is a Professor of the

alike that smileth." Art of Reading, and we most cordi No philosopher could have given a ally wish him, así apparently au able more just definition of the horrible man, who has well studied his sub.

unfeelingness of a capricious temject, the utmost possible number of per, not directed by good sense pupils. But friends as we are to and judgment, a fault, we fear, too simplicity, we do not think that they comnion from educational inattention are likely to be increased, by annex to mind and principle, and through ing to the study of Elocution, a wag. wbich the lives of husbands, relagon-load of unintelligible and uninte tives, and servants, are perpetually resting metaphysical jargon about the leazed with annoying petty miseries ; nature of instiluled language, and a for who can know how to conform wheelbarrow burden of technical mu themselves to persons who have no sical scores.

fixed metre of thinking or conduct. Mr. Sınart, p. 77, huys, “ The me. We think it a lucky thing, that this chanical tones (of a school-boy] save girl cut him, because he appears to the learner some trouble, but were be an amiable man, and a inau of taste he obliged to read according to the and sentiments, who sins in poetry, meaning, he inust make himself ac like various idle young men, with quainted with it." This remark is very fair pretensions to indulge in judicious; and we think that the such a flattering mode of humouring comprehensive of the passage and females, who, by no means deserve it, proper disposition of the accents is

at least not his capricious pet : but fallevery thing practicable, which can ing in love, and falling in battle, are he required by the teacher, if he common incidents with gallant young

have numerous pupils. men: and, as Fielding says, a chalThere is a rage in the present day lenge to love and to fight is always among the Professors of Elocu- to be accepted, let the consequences tion, to annex the utmost possible end how they may. We should prequantiry of artificial machinery, fer wives all soul and no self; and but thiogs in common

should certainly pay due attention to ver be kept in order, but by sim- prudence, steady character, and an plicity of construction. We do not assurance, that a woman loved us, hire masters to know what they are before we commenced particular atable to do, no more thau we pay a tentions.

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240 46. Vindication of oúr authorised. Trans- 47. Homilies for the Young, and more es

lation and Translators of the Bible ; and pecially for the Children of the National
of preceding English Versions authori Schools, By the Rev. Harvey Marriott,
latively commended to the Notice of those Rector of Claverton, &c. Cr. 8vo. Pp.
Translators; occasioned by certain Objec 300. Taylor and Hessey.
lions made by Mr. John Bellamy, in his MR. MARRIOTT is the merito-
late Translation of the Book of Genesis; rious and exemplary Clergyman who
and by Sir James Bland Burges, in his gained the prize of the Church Union
Reasons in favour of a new Translation
of the Holy Scriptures. By the Rev. Society in ibe diocese of St. David's.
Henry John Todd, M.A. F.A.S. 8c. The Discourses before us are plain,
&c. 8vo. pp. 120. Rivingtons.

impressive, boly, and admirably ac

cordant with the title. Families can. EVERY man who is capable may not choose a better Sunday book for translate the Bible, if he so pleases; delivering evening lectures to children. but it will be at at his high peril. If he modernizes the version, he will be 48. The Altogether Christian ; a Sermon considered as white-washing and beau.

preached in Ebenezer Chapel, Guerntifying the Pyramids, and so destroy

sey, Sunday, April 11, 1819, and pubing their venerable character.

He

lished at the Request of the Local Mis.. will be deemed setting up for ano sionary Committee for that Island. By ther “fortunate youth,whose bub John Hawtrey, late Captain in his Mable will break, and involve him in jesty's 25th Reg. &c. In 8vo. pp. 30. disgrace.

Blanchard. As to ourselves, we are no friends THE profils of this Sermon are, to biblical millinery and inantua. devoted to the Missionary Society : making. It is to be remembered and Mr. Hawtrey has here published that even the most bigoted Dissen a very animated general summary of ters have hitherto used, without scru the leading duties and graces of a ple, the authorised Translation. Now Christian. The manner is professit is an idea of the present projecting edly what is called Evangelical; but age, that every man is at liberty we find nothing objectionable in the to form buih bis religious and moral doctripe. principles by his own coustruction of ihe Bible ; and thus we are gravely 49. Fourteenth Report of the British and told that Legislative codes (and such Foreign Bible Society at the General is Christianity) may be optionally

Meeting, May 15, 1819. Svo. pp. 170. infringed by privale interpretation. Longman and Co. The Bishops naturally and rationally

WE believe the extension of edu., dread innovations, as generative of cation to be a direct means of aug, new schisms; and any thing which menting a taste for koowledge and cau indirectly be construed io bring abstract pleasures, and therefore of the authority of the Bible into ques. eventually diminishing the errors and tion seconds the doctrines of Paine the vices of mankind. It is also eviand Carlile.

dept that a vast limitation of this If a man steps forth, like another desirable object must inevitably 'en. Goliath, he requires a brazen fore. sue, if religious principles of parti. head, impenetrable to the stones of cular kinds were to operate in lieu of Davids of all sorts; and he must ex such a civilizing quality as instrucpect at least to relire from the battle, tion. The leading characteristick of as many have descended from the barbarism is cruelty; and therefore pillory, covered, not with glory, but to withhold education, is to stop the dirt.-Had Mr. Bellamy published a dissemination of humanity and phisimple Paraphrase, he would have lanthropy. Under a firm persuasion, probably avoided that rolley of mise that the high and eminent character's siles which now threatens him. who support this laudable Institution,

We forbear to say any more on have no other than these inotives, we so tender a subject, ihan to observe feel great satisfaction in announcing that Mr. Todd, with much candour, their

Report; but, as it appears from and great ability, has completed the page 11, that the plan of this Intask beguo by Mr. Whitaker. stitution provides for religious in.,

struction grounded on the Holy ScripGent. Mag. March, 1820.

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(March, turk clone," we sball tell them tlemen, as well as old ladies. We what their enemies sas. The con hold Jacobin-Clubbism to be the stil. spiracy of Sandt, the assassin of Kut- letto, and human passions religionized sebue, is said to " aim at amalga- to be the slow poison, by which our mating all the different Faiths in Ger. two-fold Constitution of Church and many into one Religion, which shall State is to be assassinated. We deemn recogaize no other authorily than the causes (not obvious) of uur prethe Bible, aod oo duly or moral prin- sent situation to be these : ciple but what is the result of self 1. Pinkerton, speaking of pedantry, conviction ; and, in this design, the says, “When a man is in the rudi. British and Foreigo Bible Society are ments of any koowledge, how full he said to participate,'' (See Burges's is of it, how inportantly he talks of Letter to Coke, p. 283.)

For our it!” The vulgar, by means of a ge. part, we do not believe that there neral superficial education, furnished ever will be a period when men will by the modern charities and party derive their Religion from the Bible newspapers, set up for adepts in the alone; for, if they had any inclination very difficult science of Politicks; so to do, we believe that the Church which is just as rational as that Roof England would long ago have binson Crusoe should have been ca. been universal ; but the consignmeut pable of inventing the air-pump or of moral priociples to the variable steain-engine, or even of conducting standard of individual opioion or them. feeling is really dangerous. We se 2. Johason's position, that “patriot. riously thivk that the charge is un. ism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," founded; but we also think that it is a remark which may justly be said dictates the necessity of moral in to apply to most of the ring leaders. struction being deeply inculcated by s. Where there is neither raok or the friends of this Institution. Creeds property, many ambitious men we know that they cannot press ; but quire consequence and station by we are sure that they do not wish to means of faction. We could nanie make meo wiser, unless they can also deniagogues, who have sat in Par. make them better. We deem every liament, Though, party excepted, obinstitution that does not include the scure men, not even men of high doctrines of our National Church judgment, but merely good orators in imperfect; but we should be void of political common.place. Now, for the capdour if we did not think such a success of these personal views, it is blessing not possible to be uviver. uccessary to lure the people by prosally communicated, without ruin to jects, and form them into clubs, a the intention of the Society.

matter in frec countries easy of exeWe hope that we shall be understood, cution. Notwithstanding the mani. as not listening to slander, but only fest truth, that only the Icaders, if using it as a medium of rendering the successful, thrive; what is reason, plan of the Society still more advan addressed to needy tradesmen, who iageous; for we are not told in the hope to find customers in the party, plan, that the “Reading Lessons, tho' or to still poorer classes, attracted extracts from the Holy Scriptures, by the apparent spoils of revoluare especially adapted to the inculca. tion: The restraints of Religion, tion of the Christian code of morals; which might teach principle and to which, in our opinion, au objec.' contentment, are weakened by lati. tion should be permitted.

tudinary notions of the all-absolv.

ing sacrifice of Christ, while mobs, 50. Inquiry into the Law relating to the

in their usual violent vulgar was, public Assemblies of the People. By a over-awe, as they think, the LegislaFriend to the Constitution. Svo. pp. 48. ' ture; for there can be no doubt but Hatchard.

that our seditious meetings are bond FROM the aurora-borealis charac. fide Jacobin clubs. ter of our present tiines, electrified as Goldsmith's observation is ever to they are with the materials of light, he remembered: “It is not whut an ning, which materials, we hope, will Opposition says, but the existence of “peaceably disperse" in a more barm-' ap Opposition, which is of use to the lese form, we superstitiously recoil ; ' country". We know a great rogue, with the alarms natural to old gen- who published a furious newspaper,

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243 not that he had any conscientious po. Expediency of repealing the Corporation litical sentiment, but because there and Test Acts. pp. 76. Hunter. was a party who would be sure to BOTH these Pamphlets are founded buy it. We have been told that a upon erroneous data. During the certain English Tribune, a very rich Government of Prerogative, Parlia. and able declaimer against rotlen bo- men's were not held annually, trienroughs, is not returned, as he pro- nially, or upon any rule whalever ; fesses, from pure popularity, but and septennial Parliamentscommenced from the humbler expedient of pen- in 1716, the year aster the Scotch Resioning paupers, that they may not bellion, because it was not thought forfeit their votes by receiving parish prudent to bring Jacobites into the relief.

House by a new election. A Letter Men of knowledge may not like to of the day says (Rawdon Papers, p. be classed with Whigs, or Tories, or 400), “our Senators are made such Republicans; and there certainly is for seven years, which is another no absolute necessity for a division of blessing to this Nation, now we begin the political world, like a Theatre, lo feel the blessing of our happy Reinto boxes of Tories, pils of Whigs, volution." As the majority of the and shilling.galleries of Deinocrats. rich support Government, we do not We rather think that it ought to be see what the Opposition Members deemed a field.day, or review ; where would gain by shorter periods. We it may be allowed to disorderly boys think that their elections would only to climb trees, and whoop and hol. be more often contested. Mr. Mit. low; but to thinking men and old chell says, that the freedom froin ar. dons, to sit in a snug corner out of rest is the chief inducement for perthe mob, without haviog their loyalty sons to strive for seats. We depreor their patriotism impeached, or cate such mean ideas. The Members beiog obliged to eat the political gin of the two Houses are the richest gerbread hawked about by the party men in the kingdom. We have injournalists. They may wish (reason- deed heard, that a certain titled poably) to form their opinions from pular Reform Preacher has been mehistory and circumstances. They naced with desertion by his ci-devant may think that Clubs, or Public parish clerk and sexton, unless he ob. Meetings, intended to over-awe the tain for them also admission to the Legislature, are, if permitted, sure pulpit! and we rejoice at it, because ultimately to produce Despotisin. it will teach him that the old rule The popular factions of Ronie ended of malcontents is, lo pull down all to” in Sylla and Cæsar ; of England, in their own level, not to raise others. Bradshaw and Cromwells of France, to theirs. in Robespierre and Buona parte. As to the second Paniphler, it is

As the subject of this Pamphlet has to be whserved, that Parliamentary already received ample discussion in Reform, on account of inortifying high quarters, our humbier concern is minorities, has ever been the cry of purely literary. We give our unquali- parly out of place, and never acted fied assent to the great merits of this upon by it when in place, because judiciously-constructed Pamphlet; we it implies Administration in subser.' admire the energetic eloquence of its vicocy !o Faction, not the constituted fine conclusion; and think that it may

Executive authority. The intention be very useful in the approaching is, to make the members delegates, State Trials, inteuded, as ihey wively and the ministers fools of inobs, by are, to destroy the wasps' pests in the which Legislation would be conduct. Norlb.

cd upon partial ioterests. As to the

Test Acis, the repeal of which is 31. The Necessity of restoring Annual founded upon the plausible prelext

Parliaments asserted on the Principles of that every man i« entitled to his own Law, Justice, and good Policy. By crecd, we peremptorily aflirm ihat Henry Arinstrong Mitchell. 8vo. pp. 61. the Epistles of all the Apostles in the Sherwood and Co.

New Testament were written for no 52. A Letter to Lord Joho Russell, on other purpose than to explode this

the Necessity of Parliamentary. Reform, dogma. They even excommunicated as recommended by Alr. Fox; and on the all who seriously differed from them's

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Revicw of New Publications. [March, and they would and did have an Esta- 55. Extracts from a Pamphlet, entitled The blishment founded upon articles of Friend of Peace, containing a special Infaith, and allowed no other.

terview between the President of the

United States and Omar, an Officer dis53. Results of Experience in the Practice

missed for Duelling ; with Six Letters of Instruction ; or Hints for the Improve

from Omar to the President, and Omar's ment of the Art of Tuition, as it regards

solitary Reflections. The whole reported the middling and higher Classes of So

by Philo-Pacificus, Author of " A so. ciety, with a view to the general Attain.

lemn Review of the Custom of War." ment of an enlarged or encyclopediac

Printed in America ; and reprinted by Course of liberal Education during the

J. Loinax, Underbank, Stockport. 8vo. Years usually spent at School,, being an Elucidation of the Basis of the System THIS work is a fiction, founded pursued at Stannuore Academy, conduct- upon Quaker principles, concerning od by W. Johnstone, M.A. 8vo. pp. 66. War and Duelling.

No man Goodhugh.

vindicate either in the abstract ; but, MR. JOHNSTONE has published while mankind are what they are, the this Pamphlet in explanation of his evil of duelling retains the most unplans, which (provided his pupils are controllable profession within the first made sound classicks) cannot be bounds of good manners, like inediotherwise than beneficial.

cine formed of a poison, which ne

vertheless has sometimes, but rarely, 54. Reasons for the immediate Repeal of a destructive effect. As to war, if

the Tax on Foreign Wool. By James men did not resist violence, the good Bischoff. 8vo. pp. 43. Richardson. must be slaves, and the bad masters.

IN a preceding Review on this sub. It has been most respectably ohserved, ject we have given our opinions at

that the Quaker principles would oclength on the impolicy of partial Le- casiou the extirpation of half the hugislation, and of taxing thic raw ma

man species. No doubt, if mankind terials of our manufactures. Since were as they ought to be, there would then, the tax has passed, probably be no such thing as duelling or war, (according to Mr. Bischoff, p. 23) bé but when will this desirable state of cause Lord Sheffield stated the woollen human conduct take place ? manufacture exported to amount to

56. only one million; whereas it is seven

Memoirs of the late Johu Tubin), Allo millions. Mr. Bischoff also argues

thor of The Honey Moon,with a Se. that the tax, instead of producing

lection from his unpublished Writings.

By Miss Benger, Author of "Memoirs of 300,0001. per annum, will only bring

Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton." 8vo. 67,0001. odd, of which the result will

THE Author of the Honey Moon be this:

is well entitled to the honourable • The revenue will lose more than that

memorial which this Volume offers of sum in other duties; the importation of his talents and his virtues. It is im. finer wool will also be considerably decreased by the exclusion of foreigo trade,

possible to watch the progress of his and must occasion considerable loss to the hopes and fears, or to trace his early revenue, to which sum must be added the aud continued disappointments, willia taxes on dying wares, oil, and many other out strong feelings of sympathy and articles, now used in the woollen manu. regrel.

His fane was dearly pur. facture. Instead, therefore, of an in- chased, but it is a fair and unaliencrease, it will cause a heavy loss to the able possession: and, as his Biograrevenue; more will be lost by the de- pher justly remarks, he has not werely crease of duties on the exportation of caught the spirit, but participated in woollen goods, and on the articles used in the privileges of our elder writers, the manufacture, than can be gained by while a few even of the early sketches, the tax on wool," P. 29.

or unfinished productions, must be As the point will no doubt ere long acceptable to ihe cultivated reader. be fully argued in the new House of But in the dramas, wbich form at Commons, we shall only say, that least two-thirds of this Volume, we this Pamphlet, written in a proper have disco vered better claims to atstatistical forın, merits the most at. tention. The play of “ The Jodiaps" tentive perusal; and we only decline offers many striking passages. The giving more of its valuable contents musical dramas of « Yours or Mine" op the account which we have slaled. and the “ Fisherman," if compressed,

would,

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