Review of New Publications.

337 Bufferers by Rain and (wt we felt not 80 spectators of the bustling scene, yet much of.) bail and lightning.”

cautious not to mix in the fray which 6 1568. Mom, that a certaine Italian

we lament, we consider ourselves brought into the cittie of Durham, the qualified to offer some impartial 11th day of June, in the geare above sayd, thoughts on the subject; and we do a very great strange &, monstrous serpent, in length sixteene feete, in quan: spirit, and

(we should be happy to add)

here offer them accordingly, in the titie & dimentions greater than a great with the power, of conciliation. With horse; which was taken & killed by speciall pollicie in Æthiopia, within the Turkes almost all the known parties engaged dominions. But before it was killed, it in the controversy we live io habits had devoured (as it is credibly thought), either of iotimate friendship or of more than 1000 p'sons, and destroyed a courteous acquaintance and sincere whole countrey."

good-will: and, respecting each gen. “ From Norton.

tleman concerned for the purity of “ The Reverend Mr. Thomas Forster, his separate motives, and for the upA. M. Parochial Curate of Barnard Castle, rightoess of his inteotions, we yet son of the worthy and Reverend Mr. Jo- cannot but owo our reluctant conseph Forster, present Vicar of this place, viction that every disputant in his bur. 29 May, 1743. Comeliness and turn, and in proportion to his means, cheerfulness shone brightly in him: his seem's to bave erred from the prac. expressions were handsome, facetious, and

tice of Christian charity. Throughmild: to all easy and just: to his friends particularly respectful. In short, he

out the unnatural contest, we have wanted no quality or virtue to make him sought anxiously and in vain, to disa compleat gentleman and good Christian. cover, if possible, one direct and He died universally lamented by all that inanly overture towards peace; we knew him, or had the happiness to be of have tried to trace in the muddy bis acquaintance, in the 35th year of his road one step distinguished for the age.

regularity and precision of its on“Mrs. Mary Forster, wife of the Rev.

ward course ;

we have listened to Mr. Joseph Forster, Vicar, bur. 27 April,

many conversations, and have perused 1744. It may be truly said of this gentle

many papers, with this view to do woman, that none ever excell’d, & very purpose ; and now we terminate our which adorn human life. She employed book before us, still cherishing hopes few equall'd her, in the true social virtues enquiries with a brief Review of the her whole time in continual acts of piely that men of character and worth will & charity. In her, the poor never wanted a friend to relieve them in their various

ere loog mutually forgive their beats, distresses, nor her neighbours a willing & and forget their estrangement. impartial mediator in their differences. The Work is pleasingly dedicated, Ju short, the whole pleasure of her life tbus: was doing good, & her death is a general “ To the friend of man, who shews loss.”

forth the praise of God, not only with his We are led to hope for continua. lip, but in his life ; to James Taddy, esq. tion of this “ Chronicon Mirabile.” of Hartsdown, V. P. of the General Sea

bathing Infirmary; these Remarks, in 74. Remarks on The General Sea-bathing and gratefully dedicated, by Christianus.”

testimony of bis virtue, are respectfully Infirmary at West Brook, near Margate; its public utility and local treat A concise Preface informs us, that ment. By Christianus. Second Edition. “ Throughout the following pages the 8vo. pp. 130. Simpkin and Marshall. Compiler is not aware of any misrepre

TRULY this is a very singular sentation on his part :” publication, interesting in many re

an information which we will not spects, although compiled from do- allow ourselves to doubt, since we cuments chiefly of a controversial perceive the Author to have prepature, and even of an angry como served with scrupulous and laudable plexion in some particulars.--" De. fidelity every authentic document pro. lirant reges, plectuntur Achivi," i.e. duced by both parties, no matter ip plain English, The Governors of a wbether such document made for or poble Institution dispute, and its poor against his own side of the question, jomates suffer of course. We un We shall state the rise of the de. feignedly regret wbilst we record the bate.- A Clergyman, whom to name melancholy fact. Not inatteativo aod to honour for his discharge of GBNT. MAG. April, 1890.


Review of New Publications..

(April, parochial duties we consider insepa- has produced this pamphlet, in which rable acts of justice, on the 29th of Mr. Plumtre very properly recomAugust, 1814, commenced an attack mends expurgation only. By what on the management of The Intik- authority do the Methodists call upon MARY; that attack occasioned a most a learned and enlightened Nation to elaborate defence: and the war of adopt their trash, when rational pieiy words ended in the exclusion of the alone justly exhibits the glory of interests of that Establishment from God, aod safely interferes in human the public benefit of the Clergyman's affairs ? Does not a late Quarterly pulpit, and every other Church-pulpit Review state, that they have propain the whole island of Thapet, ever gated nothing but dirt, idlevess, and since. This we deem rather a strong groaning, as true Religion, among the measure: and in the pamphlet be- Hottentots? Does not this pamphlet fore us it is made the theme of ani. state their Gothic hostility to taste mated argument. On Sunday, 1st of and the fine arts, when (p. 8) they October, 1815, a disgraceful counter- grumble at a statue of Apollo being expedient was adopted, and two placed on Drury-lane theatre: When gentlemen were taken into custody: our manufacturers are distressed, are the illegality of their detention led our public places of amusement to be to a law-suit, &c. &c.—" Hinc illæ abolished, which occasion an expenlachrymæ.Fresh troubles occurred diture probably of more than two in August, 1819. Every circumstance millions, in dress, toys, and jewellery, is narrated in the present publication because those who attend them in warm, but gentlemanly language must appear in superior apparel. on the part of its Compiler. We Did this brave, this highly-informed, should have been glad to have dis- this opulent and philosophical Nacovered, however, less of party zeal tion, learn to acquire its glory, its and more of charitable forbearance wealth, and its science from itinerant in certain glowing passages.

preachers and is it thought that we For 'TAE GENERAL SEA-BATHING can be reduced to barbarisin, and be INFIRMARY itself, and its present priest-riddeo like Spain and PortuDirectors and Governors we enter. gal? We speak not in an intolerant tain sentiments of grounded esteem. spirit. We admit the high merit of ESTO PERPETUA.

the Moravian missions. We respect

the learning of numerous excellent 75. A Letter to the Author of a Tract, en.

Dissenlers. We esteem the general titled, The Stage,&c.

By James virtue aod benevolence of the QuakPlumtre, B. D. Vicar of Great Grans ers: but we will oppose bare-faced den, Huntingdonshire, 8c. 12mo. pp. 21. folly and mischief, from an assured IN P: 6 of this pamphlet, we find principle, that Christianity is not hos

tile to Reason. Furthermore we de. the following passage:

precate the conversion of plays into The Fathers of the Christian Church, sermonizing school-books, where the by conspiring to suppress the Theatres of only dramatis persone are good paGreece and Rome, re.barbarized Europe, pas and mamas. Sensible adults do and condemned the victims of their tui.

dot need to be treated like children. tion to a millennium of ignorance, vas.

Wit and good writing highly aid the sallage and woe."

intellectual taste, and generate a preAnd in p. 7, we are told that the pooderant regard for mind and sentiTheatre has been a palladium of li ment. The licence desipiendi in loco, berty, wisdom, and civilization. We is not only a necessary relaxation, coincide partly with these highly-co. but much more favourable to chaloured statements; and we are cer.' rity and brotherly love, than the in. tain that the Drama is a strong sup sulting contracted egotism and disport of our national good sense, es putatious narrow.minded pertinacity pecially in checking foppery, frivolits, of Uo-God-like Fanaticism. and nonsense. It has, inter alia, in Tartuffe aod Mother Cole, properly

176. A Sermon preached in the Parish

Church of Weston-under. Penyard, on exposed canting hypocrisy; and the

Sunday, July 18, 1819, in aid of the furious desire of the Methodists to

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel abolish its delightful, and often very in Foreign Parts. By Richard Walond, instructive powers of entertainment, M. A. Rector of the said Parish ; and


[ocr errors]

The following nious.

Review of New Publications.

339 Treasurer of the Cathedral Church of hard to be admitted; and if creation bad Hereford. 800. pp. 24. Rivingtons. no beginning it can have no bounds. The

account of Moses applies to our own sys. 77. A Discourse addressed to Unbelievers;

tem only. Objects have been discovered, or an Astronomical View of the Existence

whose distances are estimated to be such, of the Deity. By the same. 8vo. pp. 23.

that their light must have been nearly TWO instructive and sound Dis. iwo millions of years in travelling down courses, where new matter is hap to us : for that length of time, therefore, pily produced on subjects apparently we are enabled to trace back the existtriie. Take the following specimens:

ence of the Material Creation." “ Whatever is temporal was made by

78. a superior eternal power, that produced

Unitarians not Infidels ; or The Prinit according to His will. The Cause

ciples of Unitarian Christians stated and therefore is an intellectual Being. For,

explained, and erroneous views respecting supposing a Cause to be entirely the same,

them corrected. A Sermon preached beand not to produce an effect that afterwards

fore an Association of Unitarian Chrisit produces, without any preceding change,

tians at Hull, September 20, 1818; in it is evident that it operates not by ne

which are also defined the Nature and cessity of nature, but voluntarily, and

Objects of the Association. By Jobo Platt, therefore with understanding ; as a man

Unitarian Minister at Doncaster. 4th who speaks (if we may so say), that be

Edit. 12mo. pp. 12. fore was silent, according to ihe liberty The Title explains the Contents. of his owo will.” 2d Serm. p. 13. Mr. Walond concludes with ex

79. Tottenham. A Poem. By J. A. He

raud. 8vo. pp. 40. Nichols and Son. tracts from Professor Vince's Refutation of Atheism.

This Poem is pleasing and harmo.

The hero of it is Bruce, foun. passages must, we think, be deemed der of the Castle which bears his name. highly interesting. " The Universe is also found to contain

80. God's Revenge against Rebellion : an phænomena, very unlike to any that we Historical Poem. With copious Notes, have hitherto described. With the best

illustrative of the present State of Ireland. glasses, objects have been discovered, un

Occasioned by a late Edict from Rome, der the appearance of round well defined

and a Circular Letter of a Titular Bishop bodies, of a faint light, some of which

in the West. of Ireland, against Bibles have a luminous point situated in the

and Protestant Schoolmasters.

By the centre; and in respect to their magnitude

Rev. Johu Graham, M. A. 8vo. Pp. 24. they cannot be less in diameter, than that Duncan at Glasgow. of our own planetarý system, including the Georgium Sidus. But the most re.

IN this animated Poem the mimarkable and singular phænomenon is sery of the lower class of the patives under the form of an elliptical rivg, of a

of Ireland is strongly depicted, and magnitude immense, and beyond the one primary cause of it poioted out: -power of all calculation. p. 20.

" Near where the Boyne rups babbling " When astronomers, with their best

thro' the dale,

(vale, telescopes, penetrate into the depths of Where Spring in all her glory decks the the Universe, and arrive at the visible Where tuneful birds, inspired with joy boundary of the creation

and love, rently nothing is beyond but void space, Raise to the skies the music of the grove, we might expect darkness to be the ler. See where the pardoned rebel's cottage mination. In this vast concave expanse


[ing lands! however, there are several faintly-illumi. To shame the beauty of the neighbour. nated spots, and one of considerable ex. Thro' all the roof, with soot and ashes tent; appearing like openings in the

foul, dark back.ground into more distant re The melancholy blasts of winter howl: gions. And in all these the boundary of Together on the earth, iu this damp sty, light and darkness is very well defined His dog, his wife, his swine, and children whence then the source of this light? and

lie. why confined to parts of the expanse?” An unfenced garden, emblem of his sloth,

Exhibits weeds of wild luxuriant growth : “ The extent of our views, great as it Vile are the marks on this abode of sin, now is, probably comprehends but a very Dunghills all round, and filthiness within. small part of the Universe. To ad. The wretched owner once was young and mit a time when there were no creat.

gay, ed beings, we must suppose the Deity And no mean talent marked his early day; to have existed an eternity of ages by Tall in his stature, cheerful in his air, himself, and inactive; a supposition very Smooth were his manners, and his visage



[ocr errors]

when appa

p. 20.

Review of New Publications.

[April, But Superstition, foe to human kind, virtue from choice; he venerated the Had laid strong hold upon his youthful Bible, because he was convinced it was mind;

the inspired word of God; he performed Taught him to tremble at a Bigot's word, his duty as a soldier, as a husband and a And kept him from the SCRIPTURES OF THB father, and as a member of society, from LORD."

a principle of regard to the divine autho. “ STRANGERS visiting Ireland are apt

rity, and from a benevolent wish to serve to charge a considerable portion of the his country and his fellow.creatures." filth and misery of the Popish peasantry, either to the Government, or the landed 82. Chefs-d'Euvre of French Literature, proprietors; and to represent them in the consisting of interesting Extracts from the tours they publish, as an oppressed and

Classic French Writers, in Prose and broken-hearted people, rendered indolent Verse, with Biographical and Critical Reby extreme ill usage. But those best ac

murks on the Auihors and their Works. quainted with Ireland, know, that the

In two volumes. Vol. I. Prose. 8vo. wretchedness of these deluded people pro pp. 391. Longman and Co. ceeds almost exclusively from causes which FROM the intimate connexion are unhappily beyond the controul of

which naturally subsists between the either the Government or landed proprie.

two couotries, ihe study of the French tors. The poor Irish Roman Catholicks

language, whether for ornament or are, in the first instance, most oppressively taxed and fleeced by their own clergy ;

utility, must always be important to without whose purchased permission, they

an Englishman. can neither be baptized, instructed, mas.

“ In every department of Literature, ried, buried, nor even rest in their graves,

France occupies a lofty pre-eminence.not to mention the continued drain, by

Her Divines, her Historians, her States. purchased absolutions and permissions to men, and her Poets are all of the first commit what they are taught to cousider order. la Divinity, the sermons and fusins, venial or mortal ; and, beside, this

neral orations of Bossuet, Massillon, mendicity is in a manner interwoven with Flechier, and Fenelon breathe the subthe very frame and constitution of Po. limest eloquence, the purest morality, pery."

and the most ardent and unaffected piety. -In History, Rollin and St. Real are

justly admired for their truth and pers. 81. Britannia's Tears over her Patriot and picuity. - In Statistics, the, writings of

Hero, the late illustrious and benevolent Montesquieu and D'aguesseau contain Duke of Kent and Strathearn, Field-Mar. the soundest principles of Government shal, 8c. Earl of Dublin, K.G., G.C.B., with the finest sentiments of Liberty-K.G.V., who departed this life January while in Poetry, a host of illustrious names 23, 1820, in the 534 year of his age ; an presents itself, from which it is difficult to Elegy, descriptive of his Life and Last make a selection. The Satires of Boileau Hours ; with Engravings of the Duke and and the Fables of La Fontajne bave never Duchess and of Kensington Palace. To been surpassed there is a strength and which is added, A Biographical Memoir. brilliancy in the one, a terseness and naïBy a Clergyman, late of Oxford. Svo. veté in the other, that defy competition.pp. 30. G. Greenland.

Florian and the Abbé Delille are entitled THESE “ hasty effusions of the Poets, and the Henriade is eminently dis

to the reputation of elegant and descriptive heart," we are told, are the produc. tinguished for two of the grandest charaction of one who “ admired the vir- teristics of Epic Poetry, Sublimity and tues, felt the personal kindness, and Pathos.--But it is the Dramatic genius will ever retain a lively remembrance of France that constitutes her greatest of the high moral worth, and trans glory! The dignity of the tragic muse cendant benevolence of the Royal has been nobly upheld by Corneille, Ra. Duke."

cine, and Voliaire ; while the inimitable The Author justly observes that

Moliere, in comedy, has so completely

formed a school of his own, that some of “ He was educated by his Royal Father the best writers of our own country have in Christian Principles. The seeds of not scrupled to adopt him for their model, virtue sown in him expanded, as he grew and to borrow from his resources his up, into blossoms and frụit, resembling plays are the most finished productions of those which adorned the youth, the man. the comic muse ; in the delineation of hood, and the old age of our late venerated character, be must however rank secood Sovereign. He had rank and affluence. to Shakspeare, for the world oever pro. There was no veed for him to practice hy- duced three such exquisite originals as pocrisy to serve his interests ; he loved Mercutio, Benedick, and Falstaff. religion for its own sake; he practiced “ The following Extracts have been se


Review of New Publications.

341 lected with the greatest care-they are DR. CAREY is most certainly an taken up from an early period, that those intelligent writer, and indefatigable who have a desire to trace the gradual in bis endeavours to promote the cause progress of French Literature may have

of Classical Instruction. an opportunity of gratifying their curiosity

The present useful edition of Cor. for it is one of the most pleasing occu

nelius Nepos is thus introduced : pations of the scholar, to observe how time, the great Teacher! silently improves

“ However inconsistent it may appear, a language, corrects its barbarisms, and Gentle Reader, to address you here in the brings it to that state of refinement, which, vulgar tongue, after having used the Launder a liberal and enlightened Govern

tin in those occasional Notes which I ment, it is certain to arrive at.

have scattered through the following The Biographical sketches that ac pages, I have chosen to pen this adver, company each extract are as copious as tisement in plain English, as the more the limits of the work would allow. They likely to be read: for I am desirous that are derived from the most authentic it should be read, in order that you may sources."

rightly understand, what you have to exThe Work now before us is pot

pect in the present publication.

“ In the latter editions of the Dauphin only designed for the library of the Nepos, the text had been rendered, in scholar, but for the amusement and many places, very corrupt, partly by the instruction of youth ; and an assur accidental inaccuracies of typography, ance is given in the Preface, that partly by intentional, but unauthorised “ It may be safely placed in the hands

and injudicious alterations. The Propriof the student, to guide his course of read

etors, therefore, wishing to have the work ing, and to stimulate him to explore those republished from the original quarto edition treasures which an attentive perusal of the

printed for the use of the Dauphin in the most celebrated French Authors will open

year 1675, intrusted me with the care of to his view.-Nothing has been admitted,

editing it from a copy of that edition ; however distinguished for ability, that

with an injunction to follow it verbatim, withcan possibly give offence either to inorals

out making any alteration beyond the or to religion--for genius loses all claim

bare correction of typographic errors

which, by the bye, I found much more to respect when it basely descends to mislead the judgment or corrupt the

numerous than I could possibly have

expected in a work printed by the express heart."

order of Louis XIV, for the instruction of The Authors from whom the se his son and heir apparent. veral extracts are selected (and a bio. " Pursuant to the tenor of my commisgraphical sketch of each is given) sion, I have closely adhered to my oriare,

ginal, both in the text and notes only “ D'Aguesseau, D'Alembert, Bailly,

correcting the typographic inaccuracies

but otherwise abstaining from alteration, Barthélemy, Bayle, Berquin, Bonnet,

or any exercise of my own judgment, exBossuet, Boursault et Babet, Bruyère,

cept in the orthography of a few words, Buffon, Condorcet, Crébillon, Dideroi,

and in the punctuation, which I have sluDuclos, Du Paty, Fénélon, Fléchier, Flo

died to render more conducive to perspirian, Fontenelle, Fréderic II. Guibert, Hel- cuity, and more satisfactory to the learvélius, La Harpe, Mably, Maintenon, Marmontel, Massillon, Mercier, Mon

Having done thus much, I have fully taigne, Montesquieu, Pascal, Patru, Ray acquitted myself of the task which I had nal, Rochefoucauld, Rollin, J.J. Rousseau,

undertaken; and am no further responLe Sage, Saint-Evremont, Saint-Réal,

sible for any word or phrase, either in the Sévigné, Thomas, Vernet, Vertot, and

text or notes, which is but faithfully copied Voltaire."

from the Dauphin editor, on whom alone The Second Volume is announced the responsibility must rest; since I was as in the press, containing ex

bound by my instructions to follow him as tracts from sixty of the best French

my guide aud pattern. Poets, with a Memoir of each.

“ In several cases, however, I have added short Notes *some containing va

rious readings from the Bipontine, Van Sta83. Cornelius Nepos, De Vitâ Excellen- veren's, and Harless'es editions, which I oc

tium Imperatorum. Interpretatione et casionally consulted; though I did not Notis illustravit Nicolaüs Courtin, Hu think it necessary to enter upon a regular manitatis Professor in Universitate Pari. collation of the text; considering the li. siensi, jussu Christianissimi Regis, in usum Serenissimi Delphini. Undevice * " All marked with my initials (J. C.) simam hanc editionem curavit Joannes

to distinguish thea from those of the DauCarey, LL.D. 8vo. pp. 244. Scatchard. phin editor.”


« VorigeDoorgaan »