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II. The publication will be completed An impartial and authentic History of in twelve monthly parts, commencing on the British Campaigns on the Rio de la the first of February, 1808, price 10s. 68. Plata is now preparing for the press, and each: the whole forming six large oétavo will be shortly published. It will convolumes, illustrated by about two hundred prehend the whole of the period from the elegant engravings by Lowry and Scott. departure of General Beresford from the
It is designed to be a New Dictionary, Cape of Good Hope, to the final evacuaappropriated exclusively to the Arts and tion of South America by the Britiske Sciences, and containing such a dense, ác- forces; and will include accounts of the curate, and ample exhibition of our whole civil and political state of the country. knowledge respecting them, as might with the nature of the soil, trade, and produce; the greatest advantage de comprehended the manners, custuins, and character of in the limits of six large octavo volumes. the people: illustrated with maps, plates,
Mr. Southey is preparing, as part of &c. together with sketches of the costume his Series of Ancient Romances, of which of the inhabitants. The whole drawn up Amadis of Gaul, and Paimerin of England on the spot, and derived, with consider. have already appeared, an edition of Mort able labour and expence, from original doArthur, with an introduction and notes. cuments, and from various sources of in
An interesting literary discovery of un- formation, hitherto decined inaccessible published works of the late Robert Burns, to strangers, by Philip Keating Roche, has been made by Mr. Cromek, in his Esq. Captain in his Majesty's Seventeenth late tour through Scotland. The papers Regiment of Light Dragoons, and Major alluded to are puinerous, and give a more of Brigade to the Forees. particular account of the writings of the Dr. William Burncy, Master of the Naval poet, and of his private life and concerns Academy, Gosport, intends, in the course than have yet been laid b'fore the public. of the winter, to publish The Naval Memoirs In this collection are found a number of leto of Great Britain, extracted from the best ters addressed to his friends, written with Authorities; with occasional Remarks. It that enthusiasm and energy which so is inten led to be a similar volume to Thomp particularly characterized his genius. Sa- son's Military Memoirs. veral original poems have been rescued An English gentleman, left in a diplo. from oblivion in the same manner; and matic capacity by the commander of the also some valuable observations on Scottish forces at Buenos Ayres, intends giving to Songs and Music.
the public a fistorical work, on the SpaOn the 25th of the current month will nish Viceroyalties in South America. To be published, with a Letter addressed to assist him in this undertaking, he has liad Samuel Whitbreal, Esq. M. P. the Ar- access to libraries in Buenos Ayres, conticles of Impcachment exhibited in the late taining documents which have never yet Indictment against the Marquis of Wel- been consulted by those who have hitherlesley, by James Paull, Esq.
to written on the sabject; and he has met Dr. William Burney, Master of the with no little aid from some liberal and Naval Academy, Gosport, is preparing enlightened clergymen, in posscssion of for the press an extensive Coarse of Ma- manuscripts from the different mixsionthematical Education for Young Gentle- arios employed over the continent. men intended for the Navy.
Dr. Richard Reece, author of the Doo Mr. Hervey Morris, bas in a state of mestie' Medical Guide, &c. will shortly great forwardness for the press, a Histori- publish, in one volume royal octaro, : cal and Topograpbical Dictionary of Ire- Practical Dictionary of Medicine, exhi. land, which will make two large voluires biting a Comprehensive View of the late in quarto, and will be illustrated by important Discoveries relating to the maps and plates. This work will coas following Subjects, so far as they regard tain the history. of cities, towns, mariors, the Health of Man, the well-being of castles and monasteries; of sieges, and Society, and the general Cure of Malabattles ; biographical sketches, and an dies; viz. Anatomy, Botany, Casualties, account of the natural and artificial cie Chemistry, Cloathing, Dietetics, Pharina riosities of Ireland.
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according to their various circumstances coloured, will be published on the first day and situations, as well as for professional of March next. The work will not exceed reference.
ten, volumes,consisting each of three monthly Mr. Parkinson, of Hoxton, has nearly parts, and probably will not.extend to more ready for publication, the second volume of than eight or nine. his elaborate, scientific, valuable, and inte- In the press and to be published in a few resting work, On the Organic Remains of a days. A discourse on the Nature and Design Former. World.
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Art. I. Some Account of the Public Life, and a Selection from the Unpublished Writings, of the Earl of Macartney. The Latter consisting of Extracts from an Account of the Russian Empire ; a Sketch of the Political History of Ireland ; and a Journal of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. With an Appendix to each Volume. By John Barrow, F.R.S. Author of Travels in China, &c. &c. 2 vols. 4to. pp. 1150. Price 31. 3s. Cadell and Davies. 1807. THE great crowd of what are called public men, deserve
no individual description or memorial. After having examined a few specimens, it is easy to guess the qualities of the rest. Compound an ordinary portion of talent with a rather extra quantity of cunning, and just as much selfishness as you please, existing in the lowest form of ambition or avarice, or both, and you have the substance of what is most commonly called a public man; a very cheap composition, because it can be made
of a drachm for that rare and costly ingredient, public spirit. If there are persons, in the more retired walks of life, so simple as to regret that they can. not have the privilege of intimately observing the characters of the
occupants of power and office, it might allay their discontented curiosity to be assured, that they may see every where around them exact models, on a smaller scale, of what they are precluded from inspecting. They may find, in the most subordinate ranks of society, plenty of the very same genus of personages, only with narrower scope for acting out their dispositions, and somewhat less plausibility of manners. If the high and imposing titles, by which the upper part of the
genus have agreed to call one another, have impressed a certain degree of awe on the minds of our supposed inquisitive recluses, it will perhaps be a little of the nature of a discovery and a surprise to them to find, that the schemes, and jealousies, and rivalries, and quarrels, that the intriguing, the cheating, the pettifogging, and the speechifying, of a country village, VOL. IV.