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of his plan, and confequently cannot entirely agree with him in regard to the fubordinate parts, we think he evinces very clearly, that "Ireland is capable of affording a proportionable Share of the burden which is neceffary for the naval protection of the fifter kingdoms. To this the Irish can have less objection, when they are assured by the author, and that by arguments not in the least paradoxical, that by the means of such a contribution, their national prosperity would be increased. Ar dddress to the Members of both Houses of Parliament on the late
Tax laid or Fuftian and biber Cotton Goods, By John Wright, M.DJ 80018 Johnson.
The author of this pamphlet, who refides at Manchester, represents the tax on fuftian and other cotton goods, as ex. tremely pernicious to the 'manufactures of this country. He affirms, that it has already affected the trade of Manchester tery fenfibly ; and that if it should be allowed to continue, it may not only ruin that flourithing town, and several others in Great Britain, 'but prove the means of extinguishing this valaable branch of manufacture throughout the kingdom. We are furry that the inhabitants of fo considerable a town as Manchester should find reason to censure the obnoxious tax so severely ; and there is reason to think, that if the representation made by Dr. Wright should prove not to be exaggerated by any local interests or attachments, the tax will either be repealed, or so modified as to be rendered unexceptionable. The Thirty-nine Articles; or, a Plan of Reform in the Legifative
Delegation of Utopia. 8vo. 63. Johnfon. These Thirty-nine Articles are merely political, and contain the general heads of a proposed reformation in the election of reprefentatives in parliament. The second article is . That all men of age, grandees, convicts, and infanc perfons excepted, be admitted to vote at the election of the legislative delegates of Utopia." The reader may easily form a judgment of the reft by this Teading article ; which, though a favourite fcheme with some reformers is a wild and chimerical project, that would be attended with no advantage; but, on the contrary, with fatal effects on the fobriety, induftry, regularity, and peace of the nation in general.. An annual election, which this writer recommends, upon thefe principles, would be an annual curse.
Remarks the Commutation A&. 8vo. Is. 6d. Becket. , Two objects were propofed by the Commutation Ad. One of these was to lower the duties, and reduce the price of teas, as the means of discouraging illicit trade; and the other, to supply the consequent defalcation of revenue, by fubftituting an additional tax on windows ; for which new impoft the public was to be compensated by the reduced price of icas.. But it
has been very currently .objected to this act, that it obliges, many families to pay an equivalent tax for a commodity which they either do not consume, or in a far lefs quantity than is sequisite to indemnify them, by the reduced price for the ada ditional inpoft on the windows. It has also been objected to this act, that, from the different kinds of tea contured by the different classes of the people, and from the unequal reduction of the prices of teas, those persons who chiedy pay the new rate for windows, partake the least of ail in the benefit of the commutation. These objections are displayed by the author of the Remarks with much amplification. Did he however confine himself to these, and a few others which might be mentioned as reasonable, his conduct would merit approbation ; but when he endeavours to persuade his readers of a combination between the minister and the directors of the East India company, he overleaps the bounds of candour, and indulges himself, as he does also on other occasions, in a prejudice, too obvious to gain credit, and too groundless not to be censured. A Sermon on the Il'indow-Tax. Not intended to be preached in St.
Stephen's Chapel, on Candlemas.Day, 1785. 410. is. Bladon.
The text which this preacher has chosen for the display of his oratorial talents, is taken from Exodus xi 21,'. And the Lord said unto Mofes, stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness that may be felt.' 'It is sufficient to say, that the author has very happily'illuttrated the text by his own example; for, from the beginning to the end, he is almost perpetually enveloped in the darkness which himself has created. We must however except a few intervals, where some faint rays of humour are discernible. Tim Twilling to Dick Twining; or, a Scaman to a Teaman: beo :ing a Plain-Dealer's Answer to s Ica-Dealer's Leiter, 8vo. 25. : Jarvis. • Under a ludicrous title-page, this pamphlet is almost entirely employed on the commutation-act, which honest Tim I willing certainly twists in a very humorous manner.
POETRY. Eflais sur le Paix de 1783. '80. 15. Longman. This poem is an episode of a larger work, preparing for the preis. The sentiments are animated, and the verlihcation caly. A Dialogue betwveen the Earl of God and Mr. Garrick, in the
Elysian Shades. 410. 15. 6. Cadell, This Dialogue opens with confidering the merits of Shak. speare, and his Henry the Vth. Garrick intreats his lordship not to milname' the latter al portrait,' and seems to forget bis fpiritual fituation, when be exclaims,
• Let me perish if it is not
Led on by Shakspeare.'
* The tutor of all times, The everlasting minister of truth,
Alive, cho' dead.' The reader cannot be surprised at lord C-d's twice desising him to 'name', the person invested with attributes not ftrictly consistent with humanity. Dr. Johnson is then mentioned; and his lord'hip having made some ineffectual efforts to check the violence of Garrick's encomiums, permits him to conclude the poem in the most rapturous style of panegyric. The author having informed us, in his dedication, that he and Johnson were natives of the same city, and that he had been personally obliged by Garrick,' we were in hopes of finding fome anecdotes relative to persons fo juftly celebrated ; and that he would, to use his own words,
-'give our famili'd cariosity
Its food of information.' The mental refection however we have met with, proved ra. ther infipid, and unpalatable. We by no means discommend the author's zeal, and wish we could speak higher of his abi. Jities. Poctic lectures, adapted to the present Crisis. 8vo. 6d. Buck
land. This is only the First Number of a work, which we are told, if it meets with approbation, will be continued, and comprised, if poffible, in one hundred octavo Numbers. It is a strange incoherent performance. The author's understanding is cer. tainly deranged, or he must suppose his readers, if he has
any besides his unfortunate reviewer, in that situation. Elegy to the Memory of Captain James King, LL.D.F.R.S. By
the Rev. William Ford, ce Mavor. 4to. Nichol.
Láte should our fears for thee, O King! have down,
For these,' we should read those, for flown,' forved; the firit being the participle from Ay, not flow, perplexes the sense, which is by no means clearly expressed in the lines that follow. The poem is however, in general, written with spirit and elegance ; and neither reflects disgrace on the author, nor the brave and ingenious officer whose memory he celebrates.
M E DI CAL. An Essay on the Uterine Hæmorrhage, which precedes the delivery
of the full-grown Fætus. By Edward Rigby. Third Edition. Svon 25. 6dJohnfon.
This is an improved edition of a very valuable work, which we recommend with the more confidence, as we know it to be a narrative faithfully related from the dictates of nature. Mr. Rigby gives us the best and most useful rules how to proceed in an exigence which has puzzled the most able practitioners, and on which authors have been frequently filent, from an inability to decide. These rules have been now reviewed by different practitioners, and the increasing demand for the work is fufficient argument of the propriety of the author'sdirections. We have had frequent occasion of mentioning it with respect. Some New Hints, relative to the Recovery of Perfons drowned, and
apparently dead. By John Fuller, Surgeon. Svo. 15. Cadell. These Hints deserve attention: the novelty confifts first in laying the body on cakes of wax, by which it is completely insulated, and, in that fituation, drawing sparks from different parts of it; 2dly, in transfusing the warm blood of a living animal into the veins of the person who is apparently drowned. Jf electricity is ever of service, it will be probably in the way here recommended; but the second expedient, which promises 'great advantages, will not be so readily adopted. À proper animal cannot always be procured ; and a considerable averfion to transfusion yet continues. The author, whose ingenuity de. ferves our commendation, thinks also, that bleeding from the jugular veins is not practised fo often as it should be, for the
advantage of the patient. In this 100 we agree with him ; Jince, in the experiments of De Haen, a large collection of blood was always found in the vessels of the brain. A Treatise an Cancers, with a new and successful Method of ope.
rating, &c. By Henry Fearon. 8vo. Is. 62. Johnson. It was formerly a received opinion, that the wounds, after the extirpation of cancers, should be kept open, so as to dircharge freely, and evacuate that part of the morbid matter which might imperceptibly have remained. But, though the practice was in appearance plausible, the success was not to strongly marked as to prevent practitioners from other attempts. Ms. Fearon recommends a longitudinal incision, and advises the furgeon to preserve the skin, if found, that after the diffec
zion the edges may be brought together, and united by the first intention. In this way cancers of the lips have been usually treated; and our author only extends the method to those of other parts, well adapted to it. The pain is certainly in some degree diminished, but not much; for the dissection from the kin, though not so exquisitely painful as that of the kin itself, is an addition to the ulual operation. Whether, in this way, the cancer is less liable to return, must be decided by more extensive experience: the wound is much more quickly healed, and the strength less impaired. Indeed we suspect, that cancers are more frequently local than practitioners commonly imagine ; there are very few instances, in which they seem' connected with the general system; and we fear that Dr. Fothergill's opinion on this subje&t has awakened the apprehensions of many, without fufficient foundation. A Letter or Consumptions, and their Cure. By N. Golbold. 8vo.
Almon. Hippocrates was the first botanist, Turner the firlt English botanist, and the vegetable balsam the best remedy for con sumptions. The incredulous reader may perhaps doubt of some of these assercions; but the two former are on the author's owe testimony, and the latter supported by a cloud of witnesses, some of them of high rank and respectable characters. This is all the information we have derived from the Letter, and we libeTally communicate it. There is a list of fyrups at the end, which the author has prepared; but it requires a commentary to explain the meaning of some of these titles. Who has ever heard of fyrup of gibrumbeth, mivabolano, or ringea ? Buers paftory, we suppose, may mean bursa paftoris, or shepherd's purse.
D1 V Ι Ν Ι Τ Υ. Sacred Hiftory selected from the Scriptures, with Annotations and
Reflections, suited to tbe Comprehenfion of young Minds. Pols. V, 1 and VI. By Mrs. Trimmer. 12mo. 75. ferved. Robinson. :
These two volumes comprehend the hiftory of our Saviour, and the Acts of the Apoftles. The narative is continued in the words of our common tranllation. Wherever there seemed to be occafion, the prophecies are introduced, and applied in conformity to the usual acceptatio . At the conclusion of the fixth volume, the author gives a short account of the evangelifts and apoftles, and an extract from the Apocalypse on the confummation of all things. The annotations and reflections are copious, practical, and orthodox, and display the great piety, industry, and good sense of the writer.
Appendix to the Scripture Lexicon. frjo. Is. Johnson. The compiler of the Scripture Lexicon *, having omitted fome names in the canonical books,and many which occur in the Apocrypha, has supplied this defect in the preent Appendix'; and has likewise inserted a short account of several Jewish rites,
• Sce Crit. Rev. vol. Ivafi. p312;