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Cambridge. The subject of the Sea The Third Edition, very considerably tonian Prize Poem for the present year enlarged, of Facts and Observations on is “ Deborah."

Liver Complaints, and those various Mr. WADDINGTON, of Trinity, has been and extensive derangements of the Conelected to the vacant Pitt Scholarship. stitution arising from Hepatic ObstrucWorks nearly ready for Publication : tion, &c. By John FAITHHORN, formerly

Lectures on the Gospel of Saint Mat- Surgeon in the Honourable East India
thew, by the Rev. OLIVER LODGE, A. B. Company's service.
Curate of St. Margaret, Barking, Essex. Preparing for Publication :

A Letter to the Hon. and Right Rev. A very curious and interesting MS. of
Henry Ryder, D. D. Lord Bishop of the celebrated Dr. WILLIAM King, of St.
Gloucester, on the Admission into Holy Mary's, Oxford, which has lately been
Orders of Young Men holding (what are discovered, containing Anecdotes and
called) Evangelical Principles. By the Reminiscences of his own Times.
Rev. RICHARD WARNER.

A Volume of Sermons, in 8vo, by
Part VI. of NEAL's Illustrated History J. A BUSFEILD, D. D.
of Westminster Abbey; completing the Mr. VALPy's new and corrected Edi.
First Volume.

tion of the Delphin Classicks (see p. The Civil and Constitutional History 254) will be in 8vo, and extend to 120 of Rome, from Foundation to the 130 parts, each containing 672 Age of Augustus, 2 vols. 8vo. By pages; and twelve parts will be printed Henry BANKES, esq. M. P.

in the year. The Maps will be beautiJourney through Asia Minor, Arme- fully executed; and the Wood-cuts at nia, and Koordistan. By Mr. MacDo. present existing in the Delphin and VaNALD KENNEIR.

riorum Editions will also be inserted. A General Description of, and Direc The Notes in the best and latest Variotions for, the Coasts of Brasil, from rum Edition will be printed at the end Maranham, in the North, to Rio de Ja of each Author; and the Various Readneiro and Santos, in the South; ac ings placed under the Text. The best companied with three large Charts of Indices will be adopted, and carefully the Coast and Harbours, from the Sur. collated with the text: the reference veys of Lieut. Hewett, R. N. and will be to the Book and Chapter, and others, obviating, from Original Obser. not to the page, by which means the vations, the errors of preceding Charts same Index will apply to all other Edie and Directions for these Coasts.

tions. The Delphin Interpretatio will A Lise of John HOWARD, the Philan. be placed under the text. The Literathropist ; by JAMES BALDWIN BROWN, ria Notitia from the Bipont Editions, Esq.

continued to the present time, will be
The Epicedium Wreath ; or, Elegiac added to each Author.
Tributes, sacred to the memory of the • Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Holyland,
amiable and lamented Princess CHAR Mount Libanon, and Cyprus ; by Capt.
LOTTE AUGUSTA, SHERIDAN, WHITBREAD, Light, of the Royal Artillery. 4to, with
and Spencer. By Richard Hatt, Au- plates, including a View of Jerusalem.
thor of “ The Hermit,” &c.

A Letter to a Country Surrogate,
The Fourth and last Canto of CHỊLDE containing full Instructions as to the
HAROLD,” with other Poems and Notes. granting of Marriage Licences and tbe
By Lord BYRON.–And“ Historical Illus Laws relating thereto. By Mr. STOCK-
trations of the Fourth Canto of Childe DALE HARDY, of Leicester.
Harold.” By John HOBHOUSE, Esq. Mr. DickinSON, Author of " A Prac-

“ Samor, Lord of the Bright City," a tical Exposition of the Law relative to Poem; by Mr. MilMAN.

the Office and Duties of a Justice of the The Literary Character, illustrated Peace, is about to publish “ The Justice by the History of Men of Genius, drawn Law of the last Five Years." from their own feelings and confessions. A Treatise on the Living Languages; By the Author of " Curiosities of Lite. containing, in a small compass, the nerature."

cessary Rules for acquiring a knowledge An Essay on Spanish Literature; con of them, particularly of the Italian and taining its bistory from its commence Spanish ; with a Treatise on the diffment in the twelfth century, to the pre culties of Italian and Spanish Poetry. sent time; with an account of the best Sonnets and other Poems; by Mrs. Writers, some critical remarks, and a DARK, of Calne. history of the Spanish Drama; with “ Night-mare Abbey ;' by the AuSpecimens of the Writers of different ages. thor of “ Headlong Hall.”

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The details which the revived Statutory protection for Copyright is not consideration of the subject in the House suitable or desirable for such Works as bis. of Commons has brought forward, both Messrs. Longman and Co. state, with respect to the conduct of the seve that the delivery of the 11 copies, from ral Libraries, and the oppressive opera the time the Act passed in the year tion of the Statute, must, we think, con 1814, has actually cost them 3,0001. or vince every impartial person of the nearly so. That, from the great burthen grievance imposed, and of the impolicy of of the delivery, they have declined the continuing it ; and will, we trust, even publication of some expensive Works, tually produce, if not a total Repeal of the and especially of Baron Humboldt's Act, at least a considerable modification “ New Description of Plants." of its severity. The following beads of in Messrs. Cadell and Davies state, dividual.Petitions presented to the House that the eleven copies of “ Murphy's of Commons will convey a just notion Arabian Antiquities of Spain,” which was of the hardships sustained by Publishers. published at 40 guineas, would amount

Mr. W. Daniel states, that he has to 440 guineas at the selling price. They Drawings, and would have published specify eight books, viz. “The Gallery of another Work on the Architecture, Sce Portraits,"" Lysons's Cornwall, Cumbernery, and Costume of India ; but, as the land, Derby, and Britannia Depicta;" 11 copies would have taken away 3301. “ Dr. Clarke's Travels,” “ Pennington's in their value from his produce, he has Lakes," and “ Drake's Shakespeare;" on declined the Publication, as well as ano which, at the lowest wholesale price, the ther Work on India, of which the 11 Il copies amounted to 4381. 12s. copies would have been a loss of 132 Messrs. Lackington and Co. state, guineas, and also a Publication of Plates that, not anticipating such a demand, on Southern Africa and Ceylon.

they had projected several valuable pubMr. W. B. Cooke states, that he is lications, to appear periodically, and publishing “ Delineations of the City of had begun the publication before the Pompeii," and that his loss by delivering Act passed; but, having been obliged to 11 copies of this Work will be 2017. 12s. deliver tbe subsequent Numbers, their He has compiled a Work on Southern loss is the same as if they had delivered Africa; but the 11 copies will take from the whole complete. They specify four him 1241.; also, another on the Thames, Works, on which the 11 copies amount on which the 11 copies will be 871. 3s." to 2,1981. 14s. viz. on Dugdale's Monasti

Mr. Valpy states, that he is printing con, and St. Paul's, on “ Portraits of Ila complete edition of the “Delphin Clas lustrious Personages," “ History of Chesics ;" the 11 copies will take away from shire,” and “ Wood's Athenæ." him on this Work not less than 13001. Messrs. Rodwell and Martin state,

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the profits of his labour and talent. Mr. THOMAS Fisher states, that, pre They all state their convietion, that vious to the passing of the Act, he had the continuance of the delivery, without planned two Works, consisting chiefly a modification, will injure Literature and of Prints, to be coloured by himself, the Arts; and all urge, that at least some which it was his intention, and is still portion of the price should be paid.

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The following are the principal allega and if the impression should not sell, tions in the Petition of Autbors and yet your Petitioners are aggrieved by Composers of Books.

the loss of tbe amount of the paper and “ Your Petitioners humbly submit, printing of so many copies. And your that, by the Common Law of this country, Petitioners submit, that if this amount and by the decision of its highest Court be in some cases not large, yet it is conof Judicature, as well as by the princi siderable in the aggregate of the whole ples of natural equity, and by the ana quantity demanded; and no rule of any logy of every other species of property, country has made the amount of any they would have had (if no Statute had property the measure or the standard of passed on the subject) an exclusive right right and justice respecting it. The to the Copyright of their several Works, smallest quantity of value is protected and to all the benefit and produce to every one as much as the greatest. arising from these, as every other sub This legal right is the same whatever be ject of these Kingdoms enjoys as to all the pecuniary amount, and all penal his effects and possessions.

codes for the preservation of property
“ Your Petitioners submit, that the are founded on this natural principle, so
equitable right of the said Libraries to essential to the general welfare of society.
these Copies is quite distinct from the As far as your Petitioners can judge,
right of Authors tą, their Copyright. the delivery of these Copies also operates
The delivery of these Copies rests merely to injure the sale of many books. It
on the enactment of the Statutes on not only takes away the eleven Libr
that subject, and is founded upon no ries as purchasers of those which they
previous right; for, as to the ancient demand, but, by the books being de-
contract alluded to, between Sir Thomas posited in so many Public Libraries in
Bodley and the Stationers' Company in the three great Metropolitan Cities, and
1609, it was an engagement between the principal Universities and Libraries
those two contracting parties for reci of these Kingdoms, it enables a great
procal objects, then in view, which do many individuals to gratify their curio-
not now subsist, and binding only tbem sity without purchasing the Publication;
selves, and confined to only one of the and such numbers are satisfied with a
said Libraries; but can by no construc. temporary perusal of Works daily issuing
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Petitioners beextended to your Petitioners, and the lieve that the sale of several useful PubAuthors in modern times, who have no lications has been greatly lessened. connexion either with the Bodleian Li " Your Petitioners are also satisfied brary or the Stationers' Company. Your that it makes the Booksellers more Petitioners therefore submit, that this averse to undertake the publication of compulsory delivery is unjust in its expensive and important Works. The principle, as it invades the great rules price of the eleven Copies taken away of law and policy, which assure now becomes a material object of their every one the unmolested enjoyment calculation; and some have, on that of the produce of his labour and ac account, declined the risk of publishing. quired property; and that it has this “ The delivery also leads the Bookadditional objection, that although every sellers to diminish the compensation to Publication is not under the same cir- Authors for their Copyright in works cumstance of expence, circulation, or whose popularity is not certain, which importance, yet the compulsory delivery is the case with most, and especially is imposed without discrimination on all. books of labour and expence; and, as

“ Your Petitioners believe that it ope- far as it operates to increase the price, rates materially to the injury of Authors, it tends thereby to injure the sale. It and to the discouragement of future prevents Authors from receiving from publications. Your Petitioners cannot their Booksellers so many. Copies as change the established custom of the they wish to give to their friends; and Printing profession, of charging for therefore it is a deduction of so much printing any number less than two hun- from the general produce and benefit of dred and fifty the price of printing two Literature, which are already sufficiently hundred and fifty; and therefore to uncertain, and in the great majority of print eleven Copies beyond any regular instances exceedingly scanty. aumber incurs the charge of printing “ Your Petitioners are therefore detwo hundred and fifty; and to deliver cidedly of opinion, that the continuation eleven Copies qut of the regular number of the demand and delivery of these Coprinted of any Work is a subtraction pies, without some modification, will disfrom your Petitioners and their assigns of courage the future composition and the whole trade sale price of those ele- publication of Works. Many valuable ven Copies when the impression sells ; Works are every year composed, of great

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importance to Science and Learning, pire, whose judgments have to be cor-, which, from their expensive nature, can rectly formed, and should be there not be published unless Booksellers can transmitted with all their sanction to be found who will undertake the risk of posterity, seems to your Petitioners to publication ; but your Petitioners are be incompatible with the objects and informed that the necessity of delivering policy of those venerable Institutions. these Copies has occasioned some Book If they be demanded and not deposited, sellers to decline the publication of some then Authors and Publishers are bur. useful Works where sale was precarious. thened unnecessarily ; and if all be deMany Authors are now projecting expen- posited and read, your Petitioners think sive Works, which the birthen of de- that if it be recollected how many mullivery prevents them from undertaking; tifarious tbeories, speculations, discusand your Petitioners are satisfied that it sions, and doubts, are daily arising in will operate hereafter to prevent such society, and daily investigated in pubWorks from being undertaken at all. lic by the press; an indiscriminate de

“ Your Petitioners humbly submit, mand, and compulsory delivery, of every that in this great commercial and weal- publication must tend to lead the imthy country, reputation alone cannot be pressible minds of the educating youth a sufficient stimulus to Authors to com (who cannot yet have attained that sopose or publish valuable Works, and lid judgment wbich time alone can cremore especially those which involve ate) to imbibe and nourish whatever much expence. The affluence of the spirit of change, desire of novelty, or country operates not only to make the projects of innovation, the conversations annual expenditure for subsistence con and incidents of the day may excite. siderable, but also to enhance the Without this delivery no publication is charges of every publication.

purchased until it is wanted, and the The same prosperity of the country expense of the purchase diminishes culeading to costly habits of living, pre- riosity. But the delivery brings before vents men of literary reputation from the eyes of the educating youth of this holding the same rank in this country country, and their instructors, books which it obtains in some others. Jus- that they would not have else noticed, tice also to the family who have to de and perhaps not have heard of- books rive their nurture and respectability from often highly useful and important in the paternal labours, com pels the parent themselves, but not advantageous to to devote some portion of his attention the young and inexperienced mind. to pecuniary considerations. Hence an “ Your Petitioners respectfully subAuthor can rarely write for fame alone mit that it is of the highest import—and every subtraction from his profit, ance to the interest of our venerable and every measure that will diminish Universities, and the other valuable his ardour to prepare, and the readiness seats of knowledge and learning, that of Booksellers to publish his Work, the utmost harmony of feeling should (especially as so many require such large be established and perpetuated between sums to be expended and risqued upon these respected institutions and the inthem) is an injury not only to Authors, telligent minds that now abound, and are but to Literature itself.

increasing in the British commuuity. “ Your Petitioners have been sur “ Your Petitioners feel that this proprized to find, by the returns of the miscuous demand and clelivery tends to List of Publications entered at Station- diminish this desirable harmony, beers' Hall, which has been laid on the cause it creates a sense of grievance on table of this Honourable House, that the one side, unmitigated by any perCopies of all that have been entered ception of a public good resulting from have been indiscriminately demanded its continuance; and your Petitioners by the said eleven Libraries with the are informed, that in no Country of Eusingle exception that two of them, and rope, nor in America, are so many copies two of them only, namely, the Advo taken from Authors and Publishers as cates' Library, and Trinity College, by the enactment above mentioned, al. Dublin, have not demanded Musick and though in those countries much larger Novels. Your Petitioners have remark editions are printed and sold than can ed tbis fact with astonishment and re be disposed of in this Kingdom. Books gret ; that all the promiscuous medley are also printed abroad at so much less of modern Publications should be incor- expence than in Great Britain, that porated with the important works that your Petitioners are apprehensive many were formerly deposited in these Libra will be lost to this Nation by being ries, and should there be open to the printed and circulated exclusively elseperusal of the most distinguished and where." - [Signed by Sixty-Five AUmost lively youthful minds of this Em THORS of the first respectability]

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SELECT POETRY.

Mr. URBAN,

March 14. As candid, spotless, fair, and bright, I WISH to be informed, through your in As pure as rays of purest light;

teresting and instructive Miscellany, In guileless look and constancy, whether the Poems of Buchanan have In all but hardness, both agree." been either partially or entirely trans Tho' to such semblance I am wrought, lated.—The following Lines are so beau. Still more auspicious is my lot; tiful, and pointed, that I have been in As late I saw her parting smile duced to give them a poetical garb.- Brighten that face devoid of guile, How far I have succeeded in the attempt, Ne'er such fond hopes could I maintain your numerous Readers must decide ; but, As thus to view her like again. thinking that such a gem should not be Blest powers, could I the lot but gain left to sparkle in obscurily, I offer both the Both hearts with adamant to chain, original and the translation to your no Which jealous envy, hate, nor age, tice.--It is to be found in that part of his May vever loose, nor disengage, Poems bearing the title of “Hendecasylla- Than all the precious gems more blest, bon."

J. M. Jones. Then should I shine on beauty's breast Adamas in cordis effigiem sculptus, annu

A brighter and a lovelier guest,

As I'm more hard than all confest. loque insertus, quem MARIA Scotorum Regina ad ELIZABETHAM Anglorum ·

J. M. Jones, Stamford-street. Reginam misit anno 1564. NON me materies facit superbum,

THE DEATH OF THE FELON. Quod ferro iusuperabilis, quod igni, By a young Lady, the Daughter of a County. Non capdor maculâ carens, nitoris

Chaplain in the Eastern District. Non lux perspicui, nec ars magistri

IT is a calm and holy dread Qui formam dedit hanc, datam loquaci

That lingers round the dying bed : Circumvestiit eleganter auro :

No tear is shed; the accents close Sed quod cor Dominæ meæ figura

That pray'd the parting soul's repose ; Tam certa exprimo, pectore .ut recluso And not a sigh, nor passing breath, Cor si luminibus queat videri,

May break the solemn pause of death. Cor non lumina certius viderent.

Oh! far unlike the mortal strife Sic constantia firma cordi utrique,

That marks the Felon's close of life! Sic candor maculâ carens, vitoris

No faithful Wife and Children press Sic lux perspicui, nihil doli intus

To catch his look of tenderness : Celans, omnia denique æqua præter

But gazing crowds throng near the place Unam duritiem. Dein secundus

Of Death's dark scene, and dire disgrace, Hic gradus mihi sortis est faventis,

And point, with self-approving eye,
Talem Heroïda quod videre sperem,

To Guilt in life's extremity.
Qualem spes mihi nulla erat videndi,
Antiquâ Dominâ semel relictâ,

But mark that look of calm despair!
O si fors mihi faxit, utriusque

Paternal hope is blighted there ; Nectam ut corda adamantina catena,

And the poor Mother's grief is wild, Quam nec suspicio, æmulatiove,

That weeps, but dares not own her Child. Livorve, aut odiuin, aut senecta solvat !

The wretched Widow turns, to hide Tam beatior omnibus lapillis,

The tears that down her cheek would glide, Tam sim clarior omnibus lapillis,

If the proud stranger passing by Tam sim carior omnibus lapillis,

Should mark with scorn her streaming eye. Quam sim durior omnibus lapillis.

His Children hide the drooping head

Within some lone and humble shed; Upon a Diamond Heart, set in a Ring, which And there conceal the blush of shame Mary Queen of Scots sent to ELIZABETH That crimsons at a Father's name.

Queen of England, in the year 1564. Nor these alone the ills that wait NOT my materials raise my pride,

The guilty Pelon's awful state : Tho' fire nor sword can me divide :

Cut off in pride of early bloom, Not my complexion spotless, bright,

The destin'd victim of the tomb; Drinking in glittering rays of light,

Robb’d at one stroke, of health and life

3 Not Sculptor's art exact, and bold,

Torn from his Children, Friends, and Wife, That shap'd me tbus, now drest in gold ;

The Captive Wretch must now deplore But 'tis because I well express

The peace which he can know no more. My Lady's own heart's-loveliness

At that lone hour when mortals rest, Could you her iomost breast unfold, With peaceful, soothing, slumbers blest; A heart as firm you 'd there behold

The Prisoner wakes to weep, and pray As this wbich speaks now set in gold. That Heaven would close his wint'ry day Gent. Mag. April, 1818.

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