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ART. XXIII. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION. *. Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the foress, will oblige the Conductors of the Eclectic Review, by sending information (post paid, of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works; which they may depend on being communicated to the public, if consistent with its alun.
The Rev. J. W. Cunningham has in the Works of Dryden, will very soon appear; press an Essay on the Duty, Means, and and also his poem of “ Marmion." Consequences of introducing the Chris- John Weyland, Jun. Esg author of a tian Religion into Asia.
Short Enquiry into the Poor Laws, will The third and fourth volume of Ser· shortly publish a Letter to a Cứuntry Genmons," by the late Rev. George Walker; tleman on the Education of the Lower Ore President of the Manchester Society, with ders of Society. a new edition of the first and second vo- Mr. Bigland, the author of Letters on lumes, will appear shortly. Plis two vo- History, and other Works, is about tô pubfumes of Essays, Philosophical, Literary, lish a History of the World, to be comprisand Moral, are also in a state of for- ed in four closely printed octavo volumes. wardness; to which will be prefixed, Me- It will include also a géographical descrip moirs of his Life.
tion of the different countries of the globe, A volume of Sermons, by the late Arch- and an accouut of whatever is most interestdeacon Paley, will shortly be published. ing in relation to their natural productions,
Mr. Bingley has nearly ready for publi- inhabitants, &c. cation, in two small volumes, the Econo, The Mrdical and Chirargical Society will my of a Christian Life; consisting of shortly publish a small selection of the most maxims and rules of religious ard moral iuteresting Papers on Subjects relating to conduct, taken from the Sacred Writings. Medicine and Surgery, which have been road
The Rev. Josiah Pratt, editor of the at the meetings of the society during the Works of Bishop Hall, just completed, in last two years, ten octavo rolumes, will shortly publish, The second volume of the New Lon. in three octavo volumes, the Works of Bi- don Medical Dictionary, completing that shop. Hopkins, with a Life of the author, work, illustrated by a great number of plates, and à copious Index.
will be published in March next. Thé. Rev. W. Davy, of Lustleigh, has Mr. Hill of Hinckley, is preparing a now completed his System of Divinity, the work on those diseases of the Bones first columne of which, printed by himself which produce Distortions of the Spine and appeared about twelve years ago. The wurk Limbs, in which the medical, surgical, and extends to twenty-six volumes, octavo; mechanical modes of treatment will be consi. and the proposes to publish the whole in a dered and the lattermode ilustrated byplates. unifořin manner, if a sufficient number of Nearly ready for the press, in one volnme friends shall be found to authorize so, ex- octavo, An Inquiry into the Changes of the tensive an undertaking.
Human Body at the different Ages: contain Mr. Malcolm is employed in etching fifty a concise History of the Natural and Morbid plates from drawings marie by himself, State of the Organs, and the Causes of the which are to be accompanied by explana. General Mortality in each Period of Life: to tory and historical pages. The idea of this which are prefixed General Observations on work 'has occurred to hin from observing the Changes of Organizatiou in the Animal that most topographical publications have and Vegetable Kingdoms, written in a stile originated almost exclusively from the same intelligible to general readers, by Thomas set of antique buildings. Mr. M. intensd to Jamesan, M. D. Member of the Colleges of Keek such new and interesting subjects, as Physicians of London and Edinburgh, and shall not only give the architectural, but Carleton Honse. the natural characteristics of the place; A new work has just been put to press entiselected with such a portion of circumjacent tled the Medical Mentor, or Refletions op landscape, as will be useful in a geographic the History, Importance, Objects, and Diffieal point of view.
culties of the Healing Art; consisting of a Dr. Jamieson's Etymological Dictionary series of letters from an old physician to his of the Scottish Language, in two quarto vo- son, during his collegiate and other studies, fumes, will appear in a few weeks.
preparatory to his engagements in the active Mr. Walter Seott's edition of the entire silniigs if the profession. It is to comprise a
History of Physia; a View of the Present The Rev, Richard Cecil, Minister of St. State of Medical Practitioners; an Account John's, Chapel, 'Bedford Row, is preparing a of the Qualification necessary for the Memoir of the late eminent Rev. John Profession; with a General View of the Newton, Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, who Education and Preparatory Studies best ad- died on the 21st of December, aged 82 years. apted to qualify the Pupil for the Dis- Mr. Cox will shortly put to přess a new charge of its Duties; together with a Variety and improved edition, in octavo, of his Life of Miscellaneous Remarks on Subjects con- of Lord Walpole. nected with the Practice of Physic and Sci- The Rev. Thomas Rees has nearly ready ence in general.
for publication a Familiar Introduction to The first part of the third volume of Mr. the Arts and Sciences. It will form one - Jobe Bell's Surgery, containing Consulta- volume, and will comprise the fundamental
tions and Operations, is now ready for pub- principles of scientific knowledge, simplified, lication.
and adapted to the capacities of children and Mr. Bell has been long occupied in pre- young persons; illustrated by a considerable paring two works, of which the following is number of appropriate engravings." Quesa slight account.
tions and practical exercises will be append1. The Elements of Surgery, deduced ed to each department of consequence. from Anatomy, in short aphoristical rules, Early this month will be published the of the conduct of the Surgeon in every ordi- third edition of the “ Complete Grazier," nary accident of practice, as well as in (the second edition of which we noticed in every greater operation. On one plate will our number for September, 1807) rerised, be represented the various forms of the dis. corrected, and materially enlarged. Among ease; on the opposite plate, plans of the the additions will be found three new plates, parts or dissections, and the instruments with describing the most useful grasses, together which the operation is performed, and in with various additional particulars introthe accompanying text, short rules for dis- duced respecting sheep, grasses, and 'wool, tinguishing the nature of the disease, and for beside new sections on the subjects of asses, its general treatment.
mules, poultry, rabbits, bees, &c. A com II. A collection of the most interesting pious and enlarged Index, together with a and useful Cases, adapted to illustrate the new "Table of Contents, accompanying this Aphorisms of Surgery, and the Practice of impression. Medicine, in all organic diseases, selected Proposals are issued in Philadelphia for from the works of thelearned societies of Lon- a new edition of Dr. Gill's Exposition, which don Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, &c. is'about to be published, 10 vols. 4to. at six and from the greatest masters of the profes- dolars each. mion in England; as Hunter, Monro, Baillie, Dr. Hawker is about to publish a reply Abernethy. The whole will make five octavo to the virulent “ Huts,” of “ a Barrister
volumes. These volumes will be accom- on Evangelical Preaching. panied by short prefaces, introductory of Mr. Styles, Author of the Essay on the each subject, and marginal notes explaining Stage has in the press Memoirs of the each individual ca:e, commenting upon the Life of David Brainerd, Missionary, with nature and tendency of the disease, and extracts from his Diary, and Journal, illuspointiug out the ingenuity, the mistakes, trative of his character and usefulness. the success, or the disappointments of the Mr. Bower has in great forwardness, A original author.
full and circumstantial Account of the Life A new edition of Mr. Bell's popular work of Luuher, and of the Reformation; of on the Cow-pox will shortly be published. which he was the instrument.
Dr. Carpenter, of Exeter, is preparing for Mr. Graham has issued proposals for a publication, a:1 Account of the Structure and Volume of Seriaons, to be published by SubFunction of the Eye, principally intended scription. to illustrate the arguments contained in the Mr. Jay is engaged in preparing, Mefirst and second chapters of Paley's Natural moirs of the late Rev. Cornelius Winter, Theology. It will be printed to corresponed written by himself. in size and type with that work, so as to bind up with it, if wished by the purcha:ers.
Shortly expected, A new edition of Miss Edgeworth's Irish Bulls, altered, and very much improved, An Apology for the late Christian Miswill be ready in a few days.
sions to India. By A. Fuller. Dr. Shaw will publish his Lectures on Obstacles to Success in Religious EducaNatural History, delivered last year at the tine: a Sermon, by the Rev. R. Winter, at Royal Institution; and they are now in the the Monthly Meeting, Jan. 7, 1808. press. They will be illustrated with plates,
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Art. I. The Remains of Henry Kirke White, of Nottingham, late of si.
John's College, Cambridge ; with an Account of his Life, by Robert Southey. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. 322, 300. Price 14s. bds. Vernor and Co.
ngman and Co. 1807. NOT long ago we were called upon, in the course of our
duty, to examine the Memoirs of an unfortunate son of the Muses *, who in infancy excited the admiration of the public by the prematurity of his powers, but abandoning himself to indolence and sensuality, outlived, ere his youth was gone by, the liberality of his numerous patrons, and the kindness of his few friends (one only excepted, who has dishonoured his memory by becoming his biographer) and perished miserably, at the age of twenty-seven years ;-affording in his life, and by his death, a melancholy proof, that as the body is debilitated, diseased, and destroyed, so is genius degraded, emasculated, and extinguished, by habits of vice; and that sin is not less the enemy of those noble endowments that command“ the praise of men,” than of the lowly-minded graces that ensure the praise of God.” It will now be our pleasing yet mournful employment, to review the Life and Remains of a more amiable youth, of genius more than equal, but of fortune far less extravagantly exalted and cast down; who, ia the course of twenty-one years, the span of his brief but illustrious career, by indefatigable perseverance in study, unquenchable ardour of genius, sincere and progressive piety, distinguished himself as a scholar, a poet, and a Christian. In almost every point, except talents, Henry Kirke White and Thomas Dermody were the antipodes of each other. Few, perhaps, of the reliques of either will continue to astonish and delight the public, beyond the present generation; but the stories of both will most probably be held in everlasting remembrance, the one as a cheering example, the other as * See Ecl. Rev. Sept. 1806. Life of Thomas Dermody, Vol. II. p. 701..
terrible warning to youthful poets, when struggling with poverty, or assailed by temptation.
The contents of these volumes are so very miscellaneous, that our remarks upon them must be rather desultory. We shall follow the arrangement of matter as we find it, beginning with the “ Account of the Life” of this lamented youth, by Mr. Southey, who has done honour both to himself and to his friend, by the candour and kindness which he has displayed in the functions of his biographer and editor. We shall offer a sketch of the Life, including some passages from Mr. Southey's narratire, as examples of his manner.
Henry Kirke White was born at Nottingham, on the 21st of March, 1785. His father, still living, is a butcher. His mother, during the latter years of her son's life, kept a respectable boarding-school for young ladies. Henry was taught to read by a Mrs. Grassington, one of those notable matrons, by whom children, in the country, are generally instructed in the mysteries of A, B, C. In one of his earliest poems, intitled
Childhood,” he pleasantly describes his progress in learning under this ancient Sybil, who foresaw and foretold his future glories. It would be difficult to ascertain at how early a period the human mind may receive those effectual influences, that decide and develope its character, and determine one man a poet, another a painter, and a third a politician; or, in a word, that make every man the man that he shall be through life. Biography and History are, in general, equally deficient of accurate information concerning the infancy of individuals and of nations, though the annals of that age in each, consisting of minute and apparently worthless circumstances, form perhaps the most interesting portion of the history of the human mind; since trivial circumstances, at that time, are of greater and more abiding influence, than mightier and more imposing events at a later period of their existence. Romulus was the founder not only of the city, but of the empire of Rome; not only the leader of a band of Brigands, but the father of the Conquerors of the world. He stamped the image of his soul upon all succeeding generations. The fratricide of Remus, and the rape of the Sabine women, were the first scenes of that tragedy of violence, which continued to be acted throughout the earth during more than ten centuries. Had Remus, in their quarrel, slain, Romulus, it is probable, according to human calculation, that Rome would never have risen in distinction above the neighbouring cities, and the Cæsars might bave been shepherds on the plains of Campania. But the spirit of Romulns breathed ibrough all his posterity, and never quitted the capitol, till the seat of empire was translated from Rome to Constantinople. As the