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ing in the judgement to assist the memory, removes a portion of tediam and disgust, both to the student and preceptor.". In the execution of this judicious design, he can obviously claim no higher praise than that of clearly and correctly analysing the grammatical maxims ; and this we freely award bim. The work is not to be complimented, however, on its uniform typographical accuracy. Art. XXII. The Constable's Assistant ; being a Compendium of the
Duties and Powers of Constables and other Peace Officers ; chiefly as they relate to the apprehension of offenders, and laying informations before Magistrates. By the Society for the Suppression of Vice. 8vo.
pp. 48. Price 1s. Rivingtons, Butterworth, &c. 1808. IT is by no means necessary for us to accredit by our approbation a work
which has been revised and recommended by Mr. Const, and published by “ the Society for the Suppression of Vice.” Neither can it be necessary to remark, what is so notorious, that the duties and powers of Constables, though very extensive and important, are in few instances well understood, or adequately discharged. We hope this publication may have a considerable effect in correcting the evil ; and in promotion of this object, we shall recommend it to the public, bý adopting a sentence from Mr. Const's opinion. " It contains sufficient instruction for the Peace Officer to act with advantage to the Community, and with safety to himself: his duty is strongly and clearly marked ; and if he acts in conformity to the directions herein contained, it must materially tend to the improvement of the morals, and consequently to the ultimate comfort, of those, who may be affected by the coercion it
promotes.” Art. XXIII. A Father's Advice to his Son at School, 12mo. pp. 58.
Price is. Matthews and Leigh. . 1807. MANY very good practical admonitions will be found in this small
and' unpretending pamphlet ; they are such, indeed, as are perfectly obvious to any reflecting person, and as every sensible parent or tutor is continually urging on the attention of the young; the child, therefore, to whom they are in any degree novel, niust have been very unfortunately associated and instructed. In some cases, nevertheless, a compendium of these familiar cautions and directions may not be entirely without
Art. XXIV. Poems written at Lanchester ; By John Hodgson, Clerk.
8vo. pp. 133. Price 5s. Akenhead, Newcastle ; Longman and Co.
1807. THE ingenious adoption of Cicero's words to Catiline, " tu lucem
aspicere audes ?") &c. as a motto, gave us a favourable idea of Mr. H. which his book partly confirms. The principal poem is called “ Woodlands :" its direct subject is the agricultural improvements carried on by a friend and neighbour of the writer, but it digresses, in emulation of many excellent poems, into a variety of other topics, descriptive, moral, and political. If we cannot praise the brilliance and distinçeness and vigour of the author's conceptions, we may acknowledge their frequent claims in respect of originality, and the correct moral tendency of his sentiments. 'An address to Divine Providence under the very improper
name of “ mysterious fate," we are willing to excuse as an oversigte. We could also enumerate many blemishes in the composition, such as redundant metre, ungrammatical phrases, quaint words, prosaic lines, and aukward cadences ; but the space will be better occupied by a specimen of the author's production. Addressing Spring he exclaims,
« O time of love! of unabated bliss !
Some throbs of tenderness shall there be felt.' pp. 17, 18. Another poem of some length, called “Longovicum, a Vision,” refers, Not in thie most intelligible manner, to the ancient state and history of Britain ; it is chiefly interesting as an occasion for introducing some Curious particulars concerning the antiquities of Longovicum, which Mr. H. agrees with Camden in fixing at Lanchester, though Horsley contended that Laricaster was the Longovicumni of the Notitia Imperii.
A few shorter poems are subjoined, under the title of Odes, which do not particularly attract either commendation or censure. Art. XXV. The Importance of the Sabbath ; a Sermon, preached in the
Holy Trinity Church at Kingston-upon-Hull, before the Magistrates of the Town, on Sunday, October 18, 1807, being the day appointed by charter for the Mayor's entrance upon his office. By John Scott, M. A. 8vo. pp. 59.
Price 1s.6d. In an inferior form 9d. Browne, &c. Hult; Seeley. Hatchard. 1807. THIS is a truly excellent publication : we do not speak of its very
manly and respectable cast of composition, but of the striking truths, the faithful expostulations, and the forcible arguments which it contains on a subject of incomparable importance. We would recommend it with the utmost warmth to the notice and practical attention of all magistrates, heads of families, and persons of influence. It would be injustice to the author and the public to attempt any analysis of the sermon, or to quote sentences where we would gladly transcribe pages. On the nature, the uses, and the abuses of the Sabbath, Mr. S. introduces many, judici. dus and impressive remarks, with frequent quotations from Paley; he enunerates* several local abuses, which we are glad to find the magistrates who heard the Sermon are labouring to correct
, and he points out among other remedies, the revival of family worship, the erection of a “free Vol. IV.
church," the formation of a Society for the suppression of vice, and the institution of Sunday-evening lectures in the chur hes of Hull, (of which there are only three, he obserres, to a population of 30,000 souls !) An appendix is added, which ably vindicates the two last measures from censure and misrepresentation. Art. XXVI. The Crisis. By the Author of Plain Facts. Third Edition, pp. 115, i Price 28. Stockdale, 1807..
a very animated declamation in favour of that system of policy, which looks to a continuance of war as the only means of safety for the country, in the present awful crisis of its destinies. The author is of course a warm defender of the expedition to Copenhagen ; his opinions in general would obtain more favour from considerate men, if he wrote with less vehemence, if he railed somewhat less at our formidable enemy, and evinced fewer symptoms of party spirit. We should be sorry indeed to: see a person of his temperament intrusted with the helm of Britain, in such a moment of tempest, darkness, and peril. Art. XXVII. Christian Memoirs; in the form of a new Pilgrimage to
the Heavenly Jerusalem : containing, by way of allegorical narrative, a great variety of Dialogues on the most interesting Subjects, and Adventures of emirently religious Persons. By W. Shrubrole, late Minister at Bethel Chapel, Sheerness. Third Edition corrected, with the Life of the Author. 8vo. pp. xlviii. 402. Price 8s. boards.
Baynes, Williams and Co. 1807. THE third Edition of this work, which is well known for its piety and ingenuity, owes considerable obligations to the author's son.
He has attempted, 1.“ To give clearness and precision to the style of the work, in those parts of it which appeared involyed and obscure. 2. To ameliorate some descriptions of circumstances and characters, wherein the colouring appeared too high, the features too harsh, and the whole representation too strong. 3. To divest the work of some peculiarities of a limited and local nature, which originated from the author's cordial attachment to the circle of his intimate friends, and his desire to do them honour.” We fully justify the editor in making these requisite al terations, and are indeed persuaded that a number of waders will deem them still too few, rather than too many. . A memoir of his father's active and useful life, drawn up with filial affection, in a very respectable style, is an appropriate and interesting addition to the work." Art. XXVIII. The Traveller's Guide through Ireland : or a Topographi
cal Description of that Kingdom; containing an Account of the Extent of each Country : of its Mountains, Rivers, Vales, and general Aspect : of its Minerals, Fossils, Woods, and Animals ; of its-rural Industry and Manners : of its Towns, Manufactures and Trade ; of its Antiquities, elegant Marrsions, &c. Accompanied with an elegant Map. By the Rev. Joseph Robertson. 12mo. pp. 340. price 6s, bds. Den.
ham, Edinburgh, Vernor and Co. &c. VOTWITSTANDING the unusual number of press-errors, and of
complete bulls, which disfigure this volume, we can recommend e as comprising much valuable information in a compendious form. Mr.
R. has taken pains to collect his materials, and many of his descriptions - are executed in a spirited style,
ART. XXIX. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION, * Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the press, 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 io the public, if consistent with its plan.
The Rev. Mr. Dibdin has just completed of Christ. To which is now, for the first the printing of his third edition of an Intro- time, added, a full and interesting Life of duction to the Knowledge of rare and valua. the Author, which contains his own defence ble Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics; and illustrations of certain passages in the which will be published in the course of next Connection. The whole ombellished with a month, in two erown octavo volumes. This new and correct map, and å fine portrait of third edition contains thirteen ad litional an- the author. eient Classical Authors, viz. M. A. Antoni- Very shortly will be published," to.com, mus, Apollodorus, Apuleius, Aristides, du- plete the above work, Shuckford's Sacred relius Victor, Ausonius, Herodian, Jose- and Profane History of the World," connect. phus, Maximus Tyrius, Oppian, Orpheus, ed with his Creation and Fall of Man; with Photius, and Theophrastus, with biographical notes, and revised and corrected, by Adam notices of some of the most eminent Enga Clarke, A. M. 'embellished with nev and Jish and foreign editors of the classics: correct maps, in four handsome vols. 8vo. these biographical memoranda are thrown uniformn with Prideaux's Connections. This into the notes, and relate chiefly to our own work was nearly completed some months editors. The Greek bibles and testaments, ago, but entirely consumed in the fire in as well as the lexicons and grammars, have Fleet Street in August last, together with been considerably eniarged, and in the Alle Harmer's Observations, enlarged by Adam thors common to both editions, many errors Clarke, A. M. which work was also just comhave been corrected, and omissions supplied, pleted, and is now reprinting. as well as the more recent editions in. The publication of Di, Gregory's Bible serted.
has been deferred until May or Jane next. The Rev. Mr. Howes of Norwich, will A gentleman, who'resided some years in shortly publish his Continuation of Critical the West Indies, has just put to press an AcObservations on Ancient and Modern Books, count of the Island of Jamaica and its Inhacontaining the true State of the History and bitants, principally drawn up from personal Chronology of the Empire of the Medes, knowledge anci observation. from the Dissolution of the Assyrian Empires On the first of March, 1808, will be pube down to the Persian Kingdom, 'founded by lished, in quarto, to be continued monthly, Cyrus, amounting to two hundred and fifty: Part I. price 10s. 6d. of a general Collection six years; and proving from the contempo- of Voyages and Travels, forming a com. rary existence, coincidence of date, reigns plete bistory of the origin and progress of and other circumstances, that the six Assy, discovery, hy sea and land, from the earliest rian kings mentioned in Scripture were the ages to the present time, preceded by an very same persons with the first six kings of historical introduction, and critical cata- . the Medes enumerated by Ctesias, although logue of books of voyages and travels, and under different names, as given to them hy' illustrated with a number of engravings. By the Persians, on the east of Babylon, from John Pinkerton, author of Modern Geograthose ascribed to them by the Assyrians and phy, &c. Jews on the West of that country, agreeably
This work will be printed in demy quarto, to a hint given by Prideaux; as appears by, and it is expected will be completed in ten the harmonious testimonies of Polyhistor, or twelve volumés. Herodotus, the.Æra of Nabonassar, Eusebius, A part, or quarter of a volume, price 10s. and Scripture, when compared with the ac- bd. will be published on the first day of count of Ctesias, as abridged by Dio- every month. dorus,
Each part will contain twenty-five sheets This day is published, in four handsome' of letter-press, besides engravings. volames, 8vo: a new and improveri edition, The Strabo of the late Mr. Falconer is being the sixteenth, of that valuable and nearly ready for publication at Oxford. standard work, Dr. Prideaux's Old and New It forms two volumes in folio, with fine Testaments Comected, in the History of the maps. Jews and neighbouring Nations, to the Time Mr. James Gartland has in the press a
work entitled the Commercial Mirror, com. nefit to the public, he bas employed con, prising a great number of highly interesting siderable time in studying the oriental and useful subjects.
tongues. Having thuş explored the Greek new work on the Policy of Great-Bri- roots where they are most likely to be tain in respect to the Foreign Corn Trade, is found, his object is to trace them from expected shortly to appear.
their primary to their secondary senses ; Mr. William Perry, author of the Synoni. and he hopes by this method to reduce mous, Etymological, and Pronouncing Eng. the explanation of terms the most coinlish Dictionary, has a very useful work in plicated to a comparatively short compass. hand for schools, called the Scientific 'Tutor; In the course of the winter he will pub. containing Elements, or First Principles of lish a Dissertation on the Origin and ProMechanics, Hydrostatics, and Poeumatics perties of the Greek 'Tongue, with Speci, or Doctrine of Air, with an Introduction to mens of the Plan pursued in the ConElocution.
struction of his Lexicon. Some learned Mr. Britton has in the press a Catalogue men have asserted, that the Greek has an Raisonnée of the noble Collection of Pictures intimate connection with the Shanscrit, belonging to the Marquis of Stafford at both in its terms and in its structure; and Cleveland House.
it will certainly be a matter of much cua Mr. Edmund Aiken, Architect, will riosity to ascertain how far the immortal publish in the course of the present language of Greece bears any resemblance month, Designs for Villas' and Rural to what the pride of the Brahmins styles Buildings.
“ The language of the Gods." Mr. J. L. Bond, Architect, has trans- Mr. W. Savage, will publish in the lated the Latin work of Vitruvius, and course of the present month, a small von Intends to publish it as soon as the neces- lume of Descriptive Poetry, selected from sáry plates can be engraved to accom- the best modern authors, and principally pany, the same. These plates will be very having reference to subjects in Natural different in their subjects and manner of History. treatment from any that have appeared Mr. Walter Scott's new poem entitled, cither in this country or on the conti- • Marmion, or Flodden Field,” is printing bent, and are calculated to gratify the at Edinburgh, and is in considerable for eye of the connoisseur, as well as to in- wardness. form the mind of the professed arcisitect. The 'Historical and Romantic Balieds, The work will form one handsome volume edited by Mr. Findlay, are now ready for in quarto, with notes historical, critical, and publication, in two volumes octavo. The descriptive.
greater number of these ancient poems Mr. Frend's Evening Amusements for have never before been published. Prethe year 1808, make their appearavce fixed are some Remarks on the Early this month in pursuance of his general State of Romantic Composition in Scotland. plan. Me. Prend gives the appearances Speedily will be published, a new ediin the heavens, for every hour of the tion of “ The Dangers of the Country," night, by which any object that strikes Part I. of a New British Encyclopean observer, may, by consulting this vo- dia, to be completed in the course of the lume, be known. The subjects discussed present year, will be published on Monby way of exciting the attention of young day, February 1, price 10s. 6d, entitled people, and teaching them to form true the British Encyclopedia, or Dictionary notions of the Planetary System, are, for of Arts and Sciences; comprising an this year, the motion of the planets in their curate and popular view of the present orbits; and the paths of comets, to which improved state of human knowledge. By latter, the appearance of the compet this William Nicholsan, Author and Proprie. year gave rise.
tor of the Philosophical Journal, and va. Mr. Jones, the author of an approved rious other chemical, philosophical, and Greek Grammar, haş for some time devo- mathematical works. ted his attention to the composition of a 1. The work will be printed by WhitGreek and English Lexicon, as a deside- tingham, on fine yellow wore "demy paper, ratum in literature. In order to execute in octavo, with double columns, and a this arduous undertaking, upon principles beautiful new brevier type, in a superior that shall ensure credit to himself and be tyle.