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Awful it is to gaze on shoreless seas,
But more to view those restless billows freeze
One solid plain, or when like mountains piled,
Whole leagues in length, or when like mountains piled,
In dreadful war the floating icebergs rush,
Horrent with trees that kindle as they crush;
The Aickering compass points with fitful force,
And not a star in heaven directs your course,
But the broad sun through all the endless day,
Wheels changeless round, sole beacon of your way;
Or through a night more dreadful, doomed to roam
Unknowing where, and hopeless of a home.
Dense fogs, dark floating on the frozen tide,
Veil the clear stars that yet might be your guide ;
And vainly conscious that for weeks on high,
The moon shines glorious in a cloudless sky;
For you she shines not, doom'd to wait in fear
Some glacier, fatal in its wild career,
That comes immense in shadowy whiteness, known
By the damp chill that wraps your heart, alone;
Or deadlier still, in silence hemm'd around
By gathering ice, in firmer fetters bound :
Darkling you ply your saws with fruitless toil,
Yourselves the nucleus of a mighty isle;
While the red meteors, quivering through the sky,
Disclose the dangers now too late to fly,
And light the bears that urge their dangerous way,
And famish'd growl, impatient of their prey.

• Yet Britons ! Conquerors on the subject deep,
Where'er its islands rise, its waters sweep,
Fired by your father's deathless deeds, defy
The frozen ocean, and the flaming sky;
Secure, though not one vessel speck the wave,
One Eye beholds you, and One Arm shall save :
That He, who gives those mighty agents force,
Can guard his creatures and can stay their course ;
And as, when parted on those lonely realms,
To different stars you turn your faithful helms,
On to your several quests undaunted press,
While courage seeks, but prudence wins, success :
Then should that Power, whose smile your daring crown'd
Again unite you on the vast profound,
Yourselves sole sovereigns of that awful zone,
Sole frįends, sole rivals, on those seas unknown;
How shall your tongues on past deliverance dwell,
What joy, what praise, in every heart shall swell!'

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ART. XIII. 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 upon being communicated to the Public, if consistent with its Plan.

The Rev. John Griffin has in the press, A third edition in 12mo. of his Memoirs of Captain James Wilson, considerably improved, and ornamented with a portrait of Capt. Wilson.

An improved edition in 2 vols. 8vo. of Schmidius' Concordance to the Greek New Testament, from the Glasgow University Press, will appear early in Ja nuary-This is a work of inestimable value to the student of the Greek Testament, and cannot fail to meet with an encouragement.

In the press. The Life and Adventures of Antar, a celebrated Bedowen Chief, Warrior, and Poet, who flourished a few years prior to the Mahommedan Era. Now first translated from the original Arabic, by Terrick Hamilton, Esq. Oriental Secretary to the British Ebassy to Constantinople. Crown Svo.

The Rev. Thomas Watson, Author of Intimations and Evidences of a Future State, &c. will shortly publish, Various Views of Death and its circumstances, intended to illustrate the wisdom and benevolence of the divine administration in conducting mankind through this awful and interesting event.

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Hinckley,) Surgical Mechanist to the General Institution, for the relief of Bodily Deformities, Birmingham.

The Rev. Dr. Edward Maltby, has in the press, two octavo volumes of Ser

mons.

The Rev. Sir John Head, Bart. is printing in an octavo volume, Discourses on Various Subjects.

Mr. Parkinson is engaged in preparing for the press, "An Introduction to the Study of Fossils."

Mr. Hughes has in the press, a second volume of Horæ Britannicæ, or Studies in Ancient British History, containing various Disquisitions on the National and Religious Antiquities of Great Britain; this volume will complete the work, and will appear about Christ

mas.

About to be published, Parliamentary Letters, and other Poems, by Q in the Corner, in foolscap 8vo.

Swiss Scenery from designs by Major Cockburn, of the Royal Artillery. The first number of this work, to be completed in ten, will be published on the first of January, containing five engravings.

Provincial Antiquities and Picturesque Scenery of Scotland; the first part of this splendid work will appear early in the next year, containing five engravings, by Cooke, Pye, Le Keux, &c. from drawings by Messrs. Turner, Calcott, Thomson, Blore, &c. &c. and Historical Illustrations, by Walter Scott, Esq.

Italian Scenery, Number 5, from drawings, by E. F. Batty, containing five views in Rome, is now ready for publication.

Mr. T. Faulkner, of Chelsea, is printing the History and Antiquities of Kensington, interspersed with biographical anecdotes of royal and distinguished personages, and illustrated by engravings

The Rev. A. Ranken will soon publish volumes 4, 5, and 6, of the History of France, continuing the History from the earliest accounts to the death of Henry III. in 1589.

The Rev. Archdeacon Nares is printing, in a quarto volume, Illustrations of difficult Words and Phrases occurring in the English Writers of the age of queen Elizabeth.

In a few days will be published, The importance of peace and union in the Churches of Christ; and the best means of promoting them, a Sermon preached before the Associated Independent Churches of Hampshire, by Samuel Sleigh.

A Work designed as a proper com panion to the Comforts of Old Age, is now in the press, and will be published in a few days, called the "Enjoyments of Youth" the object of the Author of this small work, the scenery of which is laid in genteel life, is to impress upon the minds of the young, the pleasures of Religion and Morality, in contradistinction, to the insanity of the customary pursuits, (which are delineated) of the well bred young of both sexes in modern days; the story is told, not in the way of dry and abstract axioms, but by scenes (in the Vicar of Wakefield style) in which all or most may be supposed to participate in their progress through life.

The Rev H. G. White will soon publish, in foolscap octavo, Letters from a Father to his Son in an office under government.

The Rev. E. W. Grinfield is printing, in an octavo volume. Sermons on the Parables and Miracles of Jesus Christ.

Matthew Henry's Scripture Catechism, which has been out of print many years, is reprinting in a small pocket volume, and will be ready the beginning of the month.

An Account of the Life, Ministry, and Writings of the Rev. John Fawcett, D. D. 54 years Minister of the Gospel, at Waingate and Hebden Bridge, near Halifax, containing a variety of particulars not generally known relative, to the revival and progress of Religion in many parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire, &c. will be shortly published by his Son

In the press, Charenton; or the Follies of the Age, a Philosophical Romance, translated from the French of M. Lourdoueix. Charenton is well known to be the public establishment, near Paris, for insane persons. The Author has chosen it for the scene of adventures, and some

supposed inhabitants of it are his Dramatis Personæ. This work gives a view of the political state of France, of its parties, of the natural tendency of the age to the general interests of mankind, and of the ultimate object of civilization, in its silent progress towards universal good.

Dr. Henry is printing a new and improved edition of his Elements of Chemistry.

Dr. Bostock will shortly publish the History and Present State of Galvanism.

The Rev. James Townley, Author of Biblical Anecdotes, has nearly ready for the press, Illustrations of Biblical Literature: exhibiting the History and Fate of the sacred writings from the earliest period to the present, including Biographical notices of eminent Translators of the Bible, and other Biblical Scholars, The work will be interspersed with Historical Sketches of Ecclesiastical Characters the different substances on which writing has been successfully inscribed Illuminated MSS: Ancient Bookbinding the origin of Printing: Bibliomancy Mysteries, and Miracle Plays; Indices Expurgatorii, &c. &c. It will also be accompanied with fac-similes of several Biblical MSS. and other engravings.

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In the press. Scripture Costume,

exhibited in a Series of Engravings, accurately coloured in imitation of the drawings representing the Principal Personages mentioned in the Old and New Testament, drawn under the superintendance of B. West, Esq. P. R. A. By R. Satchwell. Accompanied with Biographical and Historical Sketches. Imperial 4to.

Mr. Chase, of Cambridge, has in the press, a work on Antinomianism, in which he has endeavoured to convict the abettors of that heresy, of hostility to the doctrines of Divine Grace.

Sir Gilbert Blane, Physician Extraordinary to His Majesty, has in the press, and nearly ready for publication, a Treatise on Medical Logic, founded on practice, with facts and observations.

Mr. John Power, Surgeon and Accoucheur, has in the press, a Treatise on Midwifery, developing a new principle, by which labour is greatly shortened, and the sufferings of the patient allevia. ted.

Shortly will be published, a new edition revised, of the Memoirs of Mr. Richard Morris, many years Pastor of the Baptist Church, at Amersham, Bucks, by the Rev. B. Godwin, Great Missenden,

In the press, and will be published in a few days, an Appeal to the public: or Religious Liberty not infringed in the Case of the Old Meeting House, Wolverhampton with an Appendix, in which a full account will be given of the late violent proceedings of the Unitarians against Messrs. Steward and Mander.

In the press, and speedily will be published, The Fountain of Life opened; or, a display of Christ in his essential and mediatorial Glory. By the late

BIOGRAPHY,

Memoirs of the public and private life of John Howard, the Philanthropist, compiled from his own diary, his confidential letters, &c. By James Baldwin Brown, Esq. of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law, 4to. 21. 5s.

A Sequel to Mrs. Trimmer's Introduction to the Knowledge of Nature. By Sarah Trimmer, 18mo. 2s. 6d. bound.

A New Theoretical and Practical Grammar of the French Language, with numerous instructive Exercises. By C. Gros, Author and Editor of many valuable School Books, 12mo. 5s. bound.

John Flavel. To be printed uniform with
Beddome's Short Discourses.

Art. XIV. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.

the late Rev. James Whitelaw, and the Rev. R. Walsh, M. R. I. A. 2 vols. 4to. illustrated by numerous views of the principal Buildings, Maps of the City, &c.

A Narrative of the Expedition which sailed from Eugland in the Winter of 1817, under the command of Colonels Campbell, Gilmore, Wilson, and Hippesley, to join the South American Patriots; comprising an account of the delusive Engagements upon which it was fitted out; the Proceedings, Distresses, and ultimate Fate of the Troops; with Observations and authentic Information, elucidating the real Character of the Contest, as respects the Mode of Warfare, and present state of the Armies; including a Detail of the difficulties encountered by the Author, after his Brigade had been disbanded, and put ashore on the Island of Saint Bartholomew; and of his ultimately being compelled to work his Passage to England, as a Seaman on board a West-Indiaman. By James Hackett, First Lieutenant in the late Artillery Brigade. 8vo. 5s. 6d.

Historical, Military, and Picturesque Observations on Portugal. Illustrated by 75 coloured plates including authentic plans of the Sieges and Battles fought in the Peninsula, during the late War. By George Landmann, Lieutenant-colonel in the Corps of Royal Engineers. 2 vols. medium folio, 151. 15s.

GEOGRAPHY.

The Imperial Atlas: containing distinct Maps of the Empires, Kingdoms, and States of the World, with the Boun. daries of Europe, as settled by the Treaty of Paris, and Congress of Vienna, to which are added, the most useful Maps of Ancient Geography, accompanied by an Outline of Physical Geography, &c. &c. By James Millar, M. D. Editor of the Encyclopædia Edinensis, the last Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, Lecturer on Natural History, &c. &c. royal 4to. 21. 10s. half-bound.

HISTORY.

The History of the City of Dublin, from the earliest Accounts, to the present Time: containing its Annals, Antiqui ties, Ecclesiastical History, and Charters; its present Extent, Public Buildings, Schools, Institutions, &c. Το which are added, Biographical Notices of Eminent Men, and copious Appendices of its Population, Revenue, Commerce, and Literature. By the late John Warburton, Esq. Deputy Keeper of the Records in Birmingham Tower,

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MEDICAL.

Practical Observations on the Nature and Treatment of Marasmus, and of those Disorders allied to it, which may be strictly denominated Bilious. By Joseph Ayre, M, D. Member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, one of the Physicians to the General Infirmary at Hull, &c. 8vo. 7s, boards.

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into the Polar Regions; undertaken chiefly for the Purpose of discovering a North-east, North-west, or Polar Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific; from the earliest Period of Scandinavian Navigation, to the Departure of the recent Expeditions, under the Orders of Captains Ross and Buchan. By John Barrow, F. R. S. To which are added, a Narrative of Captain Buchan's Expedition into the Interior of Newfoundland, and a Relation of the Discovery of the Strait of Anian, made by Captain L. F. Maldonado, in the Year 1588. With an original Map of the Arctic Regions. 8vo. 12s.

Gleanings and Remarks collected during many Months Residence at Buenos Ayres and within the Upper Country; with a Prefatory Account of the Expedition from England, until the Surrender of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, under the joint Command of Sir D. Baird, G. C. B. K. C. and Sir Home Popham, K. C. B. By Major Alexander Gillespie, now upon the Full-pay retired List of the Royal Marines, Illustrated by a Map of South America, and a Chart of Rio de la Plata, with Pilotage Directions. 8vo. 10s. boards.

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